Thursday, April 26, 2012
Submit a question now or during the live chat .
Both Mayor Gary Christenson and Superintendent David DeRuosi will hold a virtual Fireside Chat from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, moderated by Patch editors Chris Caesar and Roberto Scalese. Readers will be able to pose questions to the officials in real time within a chat room setting. Those wishing to participate in the discussion can log onto the Malden Patch Friday morning to sign-up, or simply sit and watch. For more information or help getting access, contact Caesar at Chris.Caesar@patch.com
Thursday, March 22, 2012
City's legal department is examining language for a purchase and sale agreement.
Malden is in negotiations to purchase land for a new east side fire station, according to Mayor Gary Christenson. Christenson mentioned the negotiations during an online chat Tuesday night. A reader had asked for an update on the station. The mayor declined to say what parcel the city was negotating to purchase. “We are having our legal department review the purchase and sale agreement,” said Christenson. When pressed, Christenson said the negotiations did not mean the purchase was imminent. The city has toyed with building a new east side fire station for decades, but the issue became a hot topic during a wild two weeks in April last year, after Fire Chief Michael Murphy closed the Maplewood station. The closure came on the heels of a …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Christenson touched on several hot-button topics in his monthly chat with Malden Patch readers.
Mayor Gary Christenson answered questions from Malden Patch readers during an online chat Tuesday night. The chat covered a wide range of hot-button topics. Here are some of the highlights from that discussion. “I spoke with a family member yesterday who said that the victim was coming home and is expected to make a full recovery. I let the family know that I was here for them if they need any additional help. We are continuing to work on the second part of your question. We have been in touch with the Temple and will research what went wrong and act accordingly.” More on the stabbing: “I see my role as getting the resources, I am now leaving it up to the experts on the next steps in terms of making the actual hires. My thinking is that I …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Christenson answered questions during a live chat Tuesday night.
Monday, March 19, 2012
What questions do you have for the mayor?
Mayor Gary Christenson will once again answer Patch readers’ questions during a live chat 7 p.m. Tuesday. The hour-long sessions are usually scheduled for Friday mornings and have featured some lively conversation and pointed questions. This early evening edition will open the floor to folks who can’t make a midday chat. Are you curious about the proposed baseball stadium? Concerned about public safety as the weather warms up? What should we ask the mayor? Join the conversation and put the question tot he man himself. If you can’t make Tuesday’s live chat but have a question, leave it in the comments section below or email it to email@example.com. If your question is selected, we’ll ask it during the live session and record the mayor’s …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Miss our reader Q&A with Malden Mayor Gary Christenson last week? Here are some of our best reader questions, touching on crime, downtown development and firefighter morale.
Did you miss our live reader Q&A chat with Malden Mayor Gary Christenson last week? No worries – here are some highlights below. Some questions and answered were edited for clarity and convention. You can also read the full transcript here. Next month's forum will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 20. Mayor, what do you see as the most 3 important issues that need to be addressed in order to make Malden be the Malden we all hope it can turn into. Mayor Gary Christenson: Three priorities: expand out business community, increase public safety, and continue to make the residents part of the decision-making process. I have heard rumblings that there is a morale problem at the Fire Department. Is that something that concerns your …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Check out our readers hard-hitting questions in this replay of this morning's chat.
Sign up now for an email alert when the chat goes live at 10 a.m. this morning. Any questions? Contact Chris Caesar at Chris.Caesar@patch.com.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Readers asked the new mayor questions on a range of topics, from crime to development to public services.
For a full transcript of the chat, check out our replay page. Our next reader Q&A with Mayor Christenson will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 24. If there's someone in town you'd like to see as the focus of a Malden Patch live chat, email your idea to editor Chris Caesar at Chris.Caesar@patch.com On crime: “Edward”: Since December 26th, I have read about and heard on the scanner nearly one dozen armed robberies, mostly on innocent people on the street. What are your plans for adding more police to the street and was would be an approximate timetable for doing so? Mayor Gary Christenson: The plan for adding more police will be in the upcoming budget process. In the meantime, I have been meeting with the police chief to be updated on …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Readers asked questions ranging from trash, crime and transportation.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
If you missed our live chat, you can read some of the best reader questions here.
Readers held a chat Q&A with Malden's new mayor-elect Tuesday. You can read the transcript of their discussion, or read some of the highlights below. Note some questions and answers were edited for typos: Paula: What are your top priorities for your first 90 days in office? What are your longer-range goals? Gary Christenson: Right out of the gate, I would like to do a transition audit to determine if the functionality of city hall is optimal. Other things I would strive to do is focus on increasing communication and business development as well as increasing public safety for the city. Bill T: What is your opinion on elected officials and former elected officials taking city jobs with high salaries? It happened a lot under the last …