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lcgrz April 14, 2014 at 12:42 PM
nice try. the senate and house already agreed on a local aid resolution back in march. why debate Read Moreit again?
Gene Pinkham April 15, 2014 at 04:51 PM
Because there's a $600,000,000 surplus?
coldwaterdiver April 17, 2014 at 02:02 PM
Maybe I'm missing something, but I read that as the vote was to block any debate or amendments toRead MoreCh apter 70 and Welfare bills that already exist, or did I read that wrong.... It never says he "voted against local aid"
Wishful Thinker April 05, 2014 at 04:37 PM
today (Saturday) there is a report and video:Read Morehttp://www.whdh.com/story/25161707/sources-police-iden tify-2-persons-of-interest-in-malden-skate-shop-murder So, did they really retract the report or was that another report with different details? I just read this whdh report on their webstire now at 4:30 pm April 5.
jirkyrick April 05, 2014 at 05:02 PM
They have not retracted and are still reporting it on the broadcast. The city has just not issuedRead Moref ormal charges until after the forensics. They have them
mysterio April 05, 2014 at 09:42 PM
Wow, Jirkyrick is a detective AND an urban planner, we're all so very impressed.
chris kosta April 07, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Well, Mysterious, Applebee's was not trashy and people who ate and served there were and are notRead Moretra shy. Glad you are not a food critic. I walked by Rosebuds today and there are a lot of trailers with material parked there so maybe construction will begin soon.
jirkyrick April 07, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Those trailers are actually prefab for and apt building. Stack and connect and there you have it,Read Morei nstant apartment building. Think its being built on Forest Street. They are using the rosebud location as a staging area
chris kosta April 07, 2014 at 12:44 PM
Thanks for info.
mysterio April 05, 2014 at 09:56 PM
The mayor already said the price of the bags wasn't going up, what else do you want before you stop Read Morespreading this lie?
jirkyrick April 06, 2014 at 08:56 AM
I believe Annie reported it was and was trying to rally the citizens to oppose the proposed priceRead Morein crease. Reference Annie above.....
Arthur DeLuca April 06, 2014 at 10:53 AM
In Medford, we get one 64 gal barrel FREE. It gets picked up every week. We get one 96 gal recylceRead Moreb arrel FREE. It gets picked up every two weeks. We only have to pay for a bag (or to rent a second 64 gal barrel) if we have trash in excess of that. In our household (only two senior citizens). it takes two or three weeks to fill the trash, four to six weeks to fill recycle. We have a standing offer to our neighbors to use our barrels for their excess. Yard waste pickuos are at irregular, but scheduled weeks. No special bag or barrel required, no limit that I know of as to how much can be tossed. Only limit is on the size of the yard waste - as in no tree trunks and the like.
chris kosta March 09, 2014 at 07:04 PM
Hi, You can use your computer to log into www.cityofmalden.org. On left hand side select onlineRead Moreser vices then GIS parcel viewer. You then key in your address. Try different spelling as Av shows up not avenue as that is my street and did not initially show up. You then select your address and a Maps dropdown shows up and you can select trash pickup and other items in drop down menu. If all else fails call below: Call the Department of Public Works (781) 397-7160 Monday through Friday between 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Trash will be picked up one day late after a holiday (example: if your trash day is Thursday, the trash will be picked up Friday; if your trash day is Friday, the trash will be picked up Saturday).
Kaushik Ghose March 09, 2014 at 07:12 PM
Dear Chris, those were crystal clear and very helpful instructions. Thank you very much! BestRead More-Kaush ik
len merullo March 10, 2014 at 08:33 PM
cynism has little to do with my comment; although anyone could think that. There should be moreRead Morecred it given to the older way we enjoyed sports and played them. Children competed for fun all over the u.s. not thinking of financial rewards it was a simpler commitment driven by the kids not by organizations of sport. People enjoyed competing and represented themselves and trained without big financial incentives.
Julie the Jarhead March 11, 2014 at 09:40 AM
Unfortunately, Len, those days are long gone.
Jess Lanzoni March 12, 2014 at 09:34 AM
Hey Len! I understand your frustration! The state of the 'Big City' marathons have certainlyRead Morechanged over the years! But for the real elite runners, perhaps things are still the same. They still come from all over the globe to compete for a title in the Boston Marathon! And for non-elite, but still competitive runners, you still have to qualify (with a very respectable time!) to run. For others, like myself, fundraising affords an opportunity I might not otherwise be able to experience. I consider myself a runner, however, qualifying is just not in the cards with a full time job, extra hours of volunteer work during the week, etc. I have been running for about 5 years now, and training for Boston has been the most rewarding experience I could have ever imagined! Although there are financial incentives (100% of funds I raise go to the hospital, and not even to the BAA!), I think it's a wonderful opportunity to be an official bibbed runner, while giving back to a hospital I hold dear to my heart! This will likely be my only Boston Marathon, but I will continue running marathons and ultra marathons, and pushing myself to my physical limits! I may not be an elite runner, but I am a runner, and I can't wait to hit the streets on April 21!!
jirkyrick March 11, 2014 at 05:11 PM
Other cities provide ppt so barrels for free, one for recycling and one for non recycling , outRead Morecity wants to rent us barrels. Why is the mayor of Everett so much smarter than our mayor and city council,they can make it work without extra charges, why can't Malden ? Somerville, Medford , Everett are developing old properties into shopping centers and dining destinations. We get a Chinatown for pleasant street and two dockside. Uggghh. Can we trade city leadership or send ours to their cities to learn how to do it right
mysterio April 05, 2014 at 09:57 PM
I wish we could trade Jirkyrick for some other crazy from another city!
jirkyrick April 07, 2014 at 11:42 AM
I quote from something I just read.....problem solvers are happier than bystanders and complainers. Read MorePut out good energy and good things are likely to come back to you, to your community.... on that note going forward I promise not post anything negative. If I disagree with the way the city is heading I will directly contact my city rep or the Mayor. this site makes it to easy to take "pot shots" at what you see as wrong. If I don't have a positive contribution, then I will just keep it to myself. So lets get that ballpark built and root for all the new high rises that will bring in the economic activity and benefits this city deserves.... a reformed blogger
mg March 03, 2014 at 03:25 PM
Annie: first ask the owner for permission if you can say hi to the dog. Then, approach the dogRead Morecalml y, stop a few steps away, and let the dog come towards you. If it seems calm, then crouch down and pet the dog calmly/gently on the sides. JL: which article did I copy and paste?
AnnieOMalden March 03, 2014 at 06:19 PM
jl: For some reason the article didn't appear earlier, just the cartoons. I appreciate theRead Moreadditiona l info in Mike's response as I usually ask the owner but then never sure what kind of petting dogs like. My cat likes to be pet on the head and especially the ears, not so much the sides. Next time I will go for the sides and neck when petting a dog and would crouch down. Thanks, Mike!
mg March 03, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Annie, "JL" is insinuating that I've plagiarized content, which is wholly untrue, andRead Moresort of laughable from an account that appears to have just signed up today. I should have prefaced my advice by saying that the advice in the article is meant mostly for shy/reserved dogs, but really should be followed for all unfamiliar dogs. From personal experience, the most important part is the crouching down. Standing over a small dog is pretty intimidating, even if you don't mean it to be.
Kath F February 25, 2014 at 01:35 PM
Mike, very good article. I work in a shelter and there are so many truly wonderful animals looking Read Morefor a forever home. I have such a hard time when I hear that someone bought an animal from a breeder. They are missing out on the best pets ever!
mg February 25, 2014 at 04:38 PM
Thanks Kath! Just so I'm not misunderstood, I have no qualm with reputable and responsibleRead Morebreeders. Some families do want to raise a dog from when it's a puppy, or they want to start a line of show dogs, or something. I think that's less of a problem, so long as they're doing it responsibly, than the people who use their dogs as a source of income - i.e., the people who are repeatedly breeding their dogs (or cats too) for the sole purpose of selling the offspring and making a quick buck off them, sometimes on Craigslist, or other internet classified ad.
jirkyrick February 19, 2014 at 07:46 AM
Dam, I wish I saw that video. if I only knew how to shovel a walkway, then I would not have toRead Moremake the wife do it
linda February 19, 2014 at 08:39 AM
When I received the snow emergency message, again I was reminded that my sidewalks need to beRead Moreshovel ed 36 inches! Why is it cities can run out of money for plowing, salt, etc. but they have no clue that we might also. Also if they are going to post a snow emergency then they have to do something about the cars parked on the streets. Just sayin! Have a good day everyone. 50 degrees coming Friday. Hopefully we won't have to crab about snow for another year!
david mokal February 20, 2014 at 06:54 PM
Well there is a critical shortage of salt for one . My lady freind works for Home Depot and theyRead Moreare not ordering any salt. Luckily I purchased 6 bags before the storms and on my last bag. Sand is the next best thing. %0 degrees is great but when it all melts and refreezes this is what the real problem will be. The city did a great job and even Chief Molis was out there. Its the people who tie up everything with parking there cars in an emergency. I listened on my scanner and the Malden Police were even calling people but no responce so this ties up the whole snow removal.
Maggie Pate Furtak February 18, 2014 at 08:38 AM
If the city water department told us the average water use for a family of 2, 4, and 6 on our water Read Morebills every month, I bet a lot of Malden residents who have leaks would realize how much money they are wasting and get them fixed. People just don't realize that they have a leak, until they find out how much more they are paying on their bill than their neighbors. Or they know that they have a leak, but they don't realize how much it is costing them.
david mokal February 18, 2014 at 04:28 PM
Geesh Maggie I dont have any leaks at all and do my wash with a scrub board in the Malden River. As Read Morefar as the toilet goes If The Water Is Yellow It 's only Mellow...If The Water is Brown Then Flush it Down. LOL
linda March 08, 2014 at 08:24 AM
Well I had one bill for $150 which was so much more reasonable. Now we got the next bill and it is Read More$305. Just shoot me now! I must assume there is another leak and probably not as simply as the toilet!
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