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You Ask, Malden Patch Answers

This new column is designed to get you the information you always wondered about.

Ever wonder why they named the square after that guy you never heard of? Or when they're gonna replace the broken mailbox on the corner? Let Malden Patch find the answer for you.

Each week, we will strive to find answers to those nagging questions you have about the neighborhood. You Ask, Patch Answers is a project designed to help you better understand where you live, even if it's just about the tiniest details.

All you have to do is email your question to malden@patch.com, or add your question to the comment section below. We'll pick one of the submitted questions and get to work finding an answer for you, which we'll publish the following week. Bam!

david mokal January 12, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Question: Any news on Camera's that are suposed to be installed and will the public have access to them. "More Eyes..Less Crime..
david mokal January 12, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Question 2 ...Why not have the city for a fee rent or sell camera's installed for your home. One cam per household wirless to the outside only. This will create jobs with in the City and a profeit could be made to spend towards police and fire departments. It can be paid flex pay in your taxes over 6 mo.s If enough people want to do this the city can but in gross at a lower price. Watcha Think?
John Q January 12, 2013 at 05:09 PM
When will the MHS golden tornadoes ice hockey club win the GBL championship again?
robert wilson January 12, 2013 at 05:27 PM
How many cookies did Andrew eat?
Bill M January 12, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Does this shirt make me look fat?
kate lipton January 12, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Hi Chris, Several weeks ago, you said that you were working on an article about the DPW site, and the Boston Steel aquisition. At that time I gave you a list of questions. As a reminder I heard the DPW was moving to Eastern Ave last spring. I therefore thought that the Boston Steel aquisition was old news. Needless to say I am very eager to learn of the details. When may I expect to see the article? Thanks.
rich January 12, 2013 at 10:25 PM
when is the mayor going to give up on the blue trash bags !!! i am a disabled vet an really cannot afford them, so i can imagine what the elderly are going thru.....
kate lipton January 12, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Hi Chris, I have one more question with regard to the Boston Steel Property. How did the Mayor arrive at 4.5 million price tag? Could you compare this with other commercial properties that have sold in Malden in the past few years? How about on a cost per foot basis? Thanks again. Looking forward to your findings.
Diana January 12, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?
david mokal January 13, 2013 at 01:20 AM
Andrew Ate 8,000
Bill M January 13, 2013 at 03:44 PM
The REAL results from the trash survey.
jirkyrick January 14, 2013 at 01:58 AM
What about the homeless person that was found beaten to death at city hall plaza this morning...thats not news ?
jirkyrick January 14, 2013 at 02:18 AM
Shirley! Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley! Lincoln! Lincoln, Lincoln bo Bincoln Bonana fanna fo Fincoln Fee fy mo Mincoln, Lincoln! Come on everybody! I say now let's play a game I betcha I can make a rhyme out of anybody's name The first letter of the name, I treat it like it wasn't there But a B or an F or an M will appear And then I say bo add a B then I say the name and Bonana fanna and a fo And then I say the name again with an F very plain and a fee fy and a mo And then I say the name again with an M this time and there isn't any name that I can't rhyme Kid rock was so great when he rocked... Now he's just kid
Chris Caesar January 14, 2013 at 05:01 AM
Ricky, as I've asked you before: if you hear a rumor like this, contact me at Malden@Patch.com so I can look into it. If you are really interested in finding that information out, leaving me a snarky message on a Sunday night is not going to accomplish very much. We're just a one man operation here, and Sunday is my day off. I check email and try to stay on top of things but I can't be everywhere at once. I'll send the PD an email and we'll have an answer in the morning.
david mokal January 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM
YOU DID
david mokal January 14, 2013 at 11:10 AM
@ Chris...How about the old geeezer who overdosed on Prunes and couldnt find a toilet anywhere in the Square..OMG !!
jirkyrick January 14, 2013 at 01:34 PM
I was not being snarky, and I was not pointing out that you did not cover it, in fact it was not covered by any news outlet which I found odd. I was using my itard (pad) which I have not bothered to setup with email, so please accept my apologies if I offended you
Hoops January 14, 2013 at 01:37 PM
What happened?
jirkyrick January 14, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Hey Chris, just wondering, what did you find out? I will email ahead of time going forward
Chris Caesar January 14, 2013 at 06:13 PM
"That's not news?" Seemed kind of snarky. I just saw an email from the detective and am writing the article now: "Hello, I can confirm we had a deceased 34 year old male found yesterday morning. He was found near the City Hall Plaza. The matter is under investigation at this time so we cannot comment further on a possible cause of death. The matter is being investigated by Malden and State Police detectives. We will not be releasing the name of the victim at this time."
jirkyrick January 14, 2013 at 06:54 PM
I thought there where cameras all over the place right near the police station, should not be too hard to find the cause of death, I know I will not walk through city hall plaza at night. go figure though, a stones through from the police station, you would think that would be one of the safest areas of the city. The thats not news comment was more about the city not informing anyone. Usually homicides, or "suspicous" deaths have all kinds of news crews covering it. Was the city going to tell you about this if you did not ask? Again, that was not a comment about your work, it was a comment about the city covering up what is probably a violent crime.
jirkyrick January 14, 2013 at 06:56 PM
I have a question, does anyone know when the new Cuban restaurant is opening?
jessica January 16, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Comcast offers the cameras your speaking of already. It's affordable in comparison to other companies. Perhaps the town can join with them.
David Nylin February 27, 2013 at 03:30 AM
My name is David Nylin. Im a firefighter here in Malden and recentntly did a walk thru the. Ace-Lon plastic bag manufacturing plant and was both impressed and disappointed to learn that our city doesn't employ them to make those ridiculous trash bags for our city. WHY? Don't u at city hall support Malden companies??? Please answer.

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