Monday, November 21, 2011
Locals can still include separately bagged grass and leaves in their curbside trash through Dec. 2
Malden residents can enjoy another week of curbside yard waste pick up, the city announced Monday. Locals can still include their yard waste with curbside trash through Friday, Dec. 2. Waste must be placed in separate brown paper bags or barrels marked “yard waste,” and must be separated from other trash. No plastic bags will be accepted, and the department cannot collect branches, logs or dirt. Barring that, Maldonians can bring yard waste directly to the Department of Public Works at 356 Commercial Street between 9am and 3pm Monday through Friday, and between the hours of 8am and 12pm Saturday. For more information, contact the Malden Department of Public Works at (781) 397-7160.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
An official said the fumigation process is ongoing.
Employees cleared out of the Department of Public Works building Monday afternoon, after an infestation of fleas was discovered in the building's equipment holding area. The bugs came to the attention of staff after some workers complained of receiving bug bites, Director Jeffrey Manship explained. The workers soon found the bugs in their vehicles after running a white sock along the interior – a quick way to see if miniscule fleas are present in darker areas. Manship said he had been “vacuuming all morning” in an effort to facilitate the extermination process, which can be delayed as new fleas are hatched, rapidly develop into adult insects and reproduce. “We had a professional (come), he's checked it out, we've sprayed the building,” he …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Department of Public Works commissioner Edward Sweeney and the Committee of Public Works agreed on a set of recommendations to streamline the billing process and provide awareness to residents about leaks.
Rachana Gray and her husband were in for a surprise when they opened their October water bill. The couple, who have three children, received a bill from the Department of Public Works for over $400, but were given no indication of why. “A normal bill is $50,” Gray said. “So we called the billing office immediately.” But after several more triple-digit bills and many more phone calls, the Grays have yet to settle their bill. At Tuesday's City Council Meeting, members of the Public Works Committee met with Department of Public Works commissioner Edward Sweeney about the high volume of excessive water bills. Sweeney said the DPW has anywhere from five to 20 abatement hearings per month. “I’m confused as to why the problem isn’t slowing up…