Mayor Announces New App to Report Potholes, Graffiti and More
Malden is one of six cities participating in a pilot expansion of the "Commonwealth Connect" app, first used by the city of Boston.
Sick of that pothole on your street? See some graffitti in your neighborhood?
Mayor Gary Christenson unveiled a new way for residents to report these problems and track the city's response Thursday: a mobile app.
Residents can report "quality of life" issues, including: potholes, streetlights, graffiti, unshoveled sidewalks, plowing/sanding, damaged signs and more.
Christenson said the city received a three year grant to fund the program.
Originally created for the city of Boston, Malden is one of only six cities part of the app's pilot expansion project. 29 other communities will receive the app later this year.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino said that the app has "empowered residents, improved our neighborhoods and helped us delivery services that are not only more efficient but also more engaging."