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WEEK IN REVIEW: City Hall Demolition Moves Forward

PLUS: Police search for a missing baby, changes in downtown traffic directions and a visit by Gov. Deval Patrick.

Mayor's Quest To Tear Down City Hall Underway: The city council approved plans to issue two requests for proposals Tuesday night, both seeking plans to relocate city hall services as part of Mayor Gary Christenson's goal of tearing down city hall by the end of his term.

Once vacated, the city will likely begin a separate process seeking proposals for redevelopment of the 200 Pleasant St. parcel.

Malden Coyote Shot By Police Near Mill St.: The Malden coyote, sighted repeatedly throughout the city this week, was shot by police on Mill St. Friday. 

Missing Baby Incident Ends in Assault Charge: A Malden man now faces domestic violence charges after allegedly assaulting his wife and leaving with their 18-month-old child early Thursday morning. 

Bradley Upham, 43, allegedly attacked the child's mother as she held their 18-month-old child. Police said he took the baby from the home, prompting a police search and the dispatch of K-9 units from other cities. 

Gov. Patrick Visits Salemwood School to Announce New Fitness Center: Salemwood School was selected as one of three recipients of a $100,000 grant to create a fitness center, Gov. Deval Patrick and other officials announced at the school Monday. The program, started in California, seeks to improve academic and physical excellence through fitness programs in schools. 

Downtown Street Direction To Change For Easier Parking: Effective Monday, November 5, 2012, the direction of Middlesex Street at Pleasant Street will be reversed. Drivers will be able to turn left at Middlesex Street on Pleasant Street to Exchange Street and will be looking directly at the CDB Garage, which offers convenient and validated parking for downtown shopping.

Malden School Committee member Debbie DeMaria presented a $2,000 check to the Malden Teen Enrichment Center on behalf of the David DeMaria Foundation, a non-profit organization named for her late son, David. 

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