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Councilor Plans Forum for Crime Prevention

Councilor-at-Large David D'Arcangelo is organizing a "Peace Through Service" Community Forum to bring Maldonians together to collaborate on reducing violence in the city.

A city councilor hopes to bring members of the city's business, non-profit and service groups to collaborate on crime prevention strategies during a “Peace Through Service” Community Forum next week.

Councilor-at-Large David D'Arcangelo - who is also the president of the Malden Rotary Club, which is organizing the event - said he hoped the forum would be another tool in the city's push to prevent violent crime.

The city has seen an usual spike in shootings this summer.

"We, as a community, must make every effort to promote the ideal of peace and come together to understand how we can prevent violent acts in and around our City,” he wrote in an e-mail.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Malden YMCA.

Anyone with questions or those interested in participating can contact D'Arcangelo at david@arcangelcommunications.com.

Rachelle September 18, 2012 at 10:52 AM
My pride in being a Malden resident just increased after the rapid response to take action- just a couple days after Rachel Brown's outstanding article bringing to the forefront, the need to stop the violence! She, along with others who commented... WERE HEARD! Thank you Mr. D'Arcangelo! Kids are growing up so poor today & parents for the most part - are giving 110% EVERY SINGLE DAY to put food on the table - nevermind " back-to-school" clothes shopping -( a given when I went to school- now a luxury. ) The teen center is an outstanding idea & I feel confident it will be a safe haven & a place of fun/ productivity for our youth. *And lets encourage our kids to attend the meeting with us so we can hear their voices of fear, concern & their needs & ideas ... Rachelle T. Nash Let's have a good, safe day today! God bless!
Don September 18, 2012 at 11:20 AM
Looks like the man is making a move. Could this be the next mayor? Time to start the campaign. The Red Sox thought they had it with Bobby V, well, they are making a change too, so can't Malden.
mats September 18, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Hey, how about giving the current mayor a running chance?
Bobby James September 18, 2012 at 12:15 PM
How can you have a community forum from 9AM-12PM on a Tuesday? Maybe try doing it during non-working hours? Seriously?
Tammy September 18, 2012 at 01:06 PM
I agree with Bobby, how can a meeting on a Tuesday from 9-12 be helpful for the residents of the city when many of us are working during this time? Is there a note-taker to capture what will be discussed during this meeting? I think this is a great initiative just curious how the timing of the meeting was decided upon. I am a huge supporter of joining the community together through public forums and perhaps a meeting of this importance should take place when many of the community can attend.
Northwood September 18, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Don't most people work on a Tuesday from 9-12?
Chris Caesar September 18, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I will be attending and writing an article about it, at least. Stay tuned; I will be working with the organizers to figure out a way to keep people informed and engaged as the process proceeds. Fair point though.
Eddie September 18, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Great idea, but what about a Community Stance against the Violence, I see nothing wrong organizing a Community March so the kids can be a part of it, Have it on a Weeknight start the march from the Skate park to McDonald Stadium, have speakers who will let the residents know what the plan of action is
Tammy September 18, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Thanks Chris, I think the article will help in informing us all of what was discussed. Thank you!
Tammy September 18, 2012 at 11:44 PM
I like your idea Eddie!
Mr Iamnottheteacher September 19, 2012 at 10:24 AM
This was planned before that ladies letter. 9am? Come on!!!
Greg W September 19, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Political grandstanding is always funny. Good time for a meeting, well thought out :)
Gene Pinkham September 19, 2012 at 08:21 PM
So is this a Rotary event or a political event?
Mr Iamnottheteacher September 19, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Rotary. It really has nothing to do with the city. It is just a way to bring awareness to the club and get membership. They do not want to hear from the working taxpayers if the meeting is at 9am. No one should ever use the unfortunate events to promote a club. Other then the city clerk who else is in it? Sick.
Mr Iamnottheteacher September 19, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Eddie you can start your own march.
J.longbow September 19, 2012 at 11:55 PM
since so many bullets have been flying lately, I would hold a "community run" rather than a walk.
david mokal September 20, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Awesome !!! We can light torches and chant too. Great Idea! Strat from the Neland Street Projects to Bell Rock Park! Then hook it to the Square.
david mokal September 20, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Well the only march Im gonna do is right down DD's on Eastern Ave for a Latte! :>)
Rachelle September 21, 2012 at 06:26 AM
I didn't notice the time. If the kids are in school & don't have a voice ~ I don't think it will solve much
Jesse September 21, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Why the terrible time for this?
Jack Twist September 22, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Rachelle, wanna buy a bridge ??? The only hope we have in Malden is bring in the Military. Wake up !
Jack Twist September 22, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Eddie, only way I would march is with a bullet proof vest under my suit of armor. They have these things in Dorchester every week, hasn't helped one bit, why would it work here. Waste of time.
J.longbow September 24, 2012 at 01:08 AM
We should re-enact the police academy movie when the city has the big political crime prevention carnival and the gang of thugs show up and trash it until the police with Hightower and Tackleberry finally chase them away. Do we have a Malden Officer that can play real life Capt Lessard. Now we just need to find a gang in Malden and that could be tough.
donna September 25, 2012 at 04:47 PM
I made the time work for me . This was a well organized event with great healthy debate. Thank you for hosting this event and reaching out to the community . I am hopeful that this is the beginning of something good. I'm not ready to give up on Malden.
Frank September 26, 2012 at 02:40 PM
They do

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