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Important Public Safety Meeting Tonight

Mayor Christenson will unveil new crime-fighting proposals at his monthly public safety meeting tonight.

Mayor Gary Christenson will hold his monthly Public Safety Awareness meeting outdoors on Monday, August 27th beginning at 6:00 PM at Lincoln Commons on Cross Street to address the recent shootings in Malden along with crime trends citywide. 

Mayor Christenson is hoping to have representative of the District Attorney’s office to speak about the status of the ongoing investigations. Lieutenant Kevin Molis of the Police Department and Deputy Fire Chief Jack Colangeli of the Fire Department will also be on hand to answer questions and address concerns.

“In light of the recent events in Malden, we hope to discuss new initiatives which will be put in place that will further reduce acts of violence in the City,” said Mayor Christenson. Each month the Mayor holds a meeting in a different part of the city.

In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be held in the Suffolk Manor Community Room, 314 Bryant Street.

Diana August 28, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Crime fighting costs money. And "depending on someone to break the rules" is a pretty safe bet in this instance, since there's always some dimwit who thinks he has a constitutional right to park where ever he likes.
Tony H. August 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Outdoor advertising companies like JCDecaux will install nice bus shelters in exchange for the allowance to place ads on the outside of said shelters. This only makes business sense in more heavily trafficked areas, where ad placements generate more income, which justifies the high upfront expense (building the shelter). I would think that many main streets in Malden would qualify given the amount of foot and car traffic. Might be something to look into.
Diana August 28, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Tony, would the ad revenue go to the city or to JCDecaux? Either way, more bus shelters is a great idea on it's own merits.
Tony H. August 28, 2012 at 01:56 PM
The ad revenue would go to JCDecaux and, depending on Malden's business tax structure (which I'm not sure of), JCDecaux would pay local taxes similar to those of billboards. So essentially JCDecaux is paying to build the structure, is typically responsible for maintenence costs, and is paying local tax according to the local tax regime.
Diana August 28, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Sounds like all upside to me.

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