Mo Vaughn, a giant in the community
Less than 3 miles from Yankee Stadium is Thessalonica Court, the apartment building that Vaughn rebuilt. Several children intercepted Vaughn in the improved glass lobby, the scene of several shootings. Vaughn inspected moldings and proudly showed off a redone kitchen with new wooden cabinets. ''I am a stickler for detail,'' he said. ''We try to give people back their self-esteem.''
(Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)