Questions About The Ballpark Stadium Proposal

Nick Cohen from the Tri-City Community Action Program weighs in on the proposed stadium in Malden Center.

Editor's note: The city will be hosting near Malden Center this Thursday, Jan. 12.

Below are some questions posed by Patch blogger Nick Cohen - if you have questions of your own, pose them in the comments section below and we'll email them for consideration at the hearing.

Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. 

In regards to the , here are a few questions/concerns I have related to the Malden River:

  • This site presents a great opportunity to connect Downtown Malden to the Malden River Corridor. How might they do that?
  • Will the site incorporate green infrastructure/low-impact development elements to mitigate storm-water runoff?  I believe it must!
  • How will storm-water be managed at the site?
  • Given the site’s long industrial history (National Grid and Malden-Melrose Gas Light Co.), are there any “legacy contamination” issues at the site?  If so, how will they be dealt with?
  • The site appears to sit on/adjacent to “filled tidelands,” which usually requires public access to the water’s edge per Massachusetts Chapter 91 Law. Is that the case at this site, thus requiring a “Chapter 91 License?”  If so, what will the public access include?
  • Given that National Grid proposes to move much of its operations from this 100 Commercial Street site to its other site on Medford Street adjacent to the Malden River, how might the move impact the river?
  • Are there further opportunities for public input?  Why does the “internal committee” not include any Malden residents (other than city officials)?
  • How about connecting the potential baseball team name to the Malden River:  “The Malden River Herring”  or “Malden Shoe-Makers” or “Malden All-Stars” (reference to Converse)?

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stella January 13, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Forgot to mention that the teenager that was stripped and robbed at holy cross cemetery was held up by gun point.
Chris Caesar January 13, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Just wanted to weigh in, Mad Dog: the project is being totally financed by the developer, not with city taxdollars.
stella January 13, 2012 at 07:32 PM
If the developer is paying for the ball park are they going to put money aside for public safety. You know as well as i do what type of people this will bring into our city. Put public safety first you can not put a dollar amount on a human life. Get rid of all the gangs and show that MALDEN will not put up with this type of behavior. SAFETY FIRST BALL PARK SECOND unless someones pockets are getting filled.
stella January 14, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Michael, I am not preaching about the gangs. Also the malden police are well aware of the gangs here in malden and i for one cant praise the malden police enough they are doing the best they can with what they have. My concern is do we have or will we have enough police protection to handle the crowds if something was to happen during an event at the so called new ball park.
stella January 15, 2012 at 10:49 PM
John Oxenford, You must have low self esteem of yourself to lash out at someone who is just trying to let you know what is going on in malden. As far as you saying there are no gangs in malden have you asked the malden police. I dont think you have as they would of told you there were. They also would of told you about other cities gangs coming into our city.As a vietnam veteran who fought for the rights of this country I do have to say your ignorance is something else. If you can not reply nicely to a comment then please do not comment at all.


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