Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Want to sound off about the mayor's proposed resident sticker program? Here are three dates for public hearings throughout the city.
The city clerk has announced three public hearings regarding a proposed resident sticker parking program proposed during the mayor's public safety meeting last month. The stickers would be free to current residents with a registered car in Malden, though a one-time fee would be assessed on new residents and those registered elsewhere. Mayor Gary Christenson proposed the measure as a way to fund the hiring of new police officers in the city. The hearings will be held as followed, starting at 7 p.m.:
Thursday, May 17, 2012
New construction will bring the temporary loss of some parking spots downtown.
A public meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday night in the council chambers at City Hall, where plans to close the road's new parking spot for some time this summer during new construction will be discussed. New construction is slated to include granite curbing, decorative lighting, and the reconstruction of Linden Avenue and Garnet Road roadway pavements. The Malden Redevelopment Authority, who will oversee the project, noted that the Dartmouth St., Florence St. and Main St. lots are still available, as well as a number of parking garages near Malden Center. What do you think about parking in downtown Malden? Let us know in the comments, and say hi at the public hearing tonight!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Ten spaces were added on Washington Street, six on Middlesex Street, and 32 on Dartmouth Street near Malden Square.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The following was submitted by the office of Mayor Gary Christenson Mayor Gary Christenson is pleased to announce the creation of 48 additional parking spaces in and around the downtown Malden area! Ten spaces were added on Washington Street, six on Middlesex Street, and 32 on Dartmouth Street for a total of 48 spaces created in Malden Square. The Mayor’s Office, working with Ward 4 Councillor James Nestor, identified underutilized spaces on the streets and worked with the Traffic Department to ensure compliance with all applicable laws. The spaces went before the Traffic Commission last week and were converted into legal parking. “Malden Square business owners have asked us to address the lack of parking in the Square, so we went to …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Includes about 50 spaces in both on- and off-street parking.
While contractors hit some snags along the way, the public parking lot in downtown Malden Center should be re-opened to the public by Monday, Dec. 5, with a total of 50 spaces of both on- and off-street parking. The only tasks remaining for the federally-funded project include reconstructing the sidewalk, placing the binder course of pavement and striping the lot with individual spaces, Malden Redevelopment Authority Asst. Exec. Dir. Deborah Burke said. While the site will be open, contractors will continue to work on the pavement, curb and sidewalk improvements on the Garnet Road side of the lot. The expanded lot will accommodate 38 vehicles, in addition to 12 on-street spaces added to Garnet Road. Parking will be limited to two hours, in…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
$2.4 million in changes will improve downtown access, but will cause some minor headaches for commuters.
Drivers, take note: those hoping to park at the downtown Pleasant Street lot next to the Department of Education may need to find a “Plan B” for the next few months. Construction on the site – aimed at creating 38 short-term parking spaces and 11 metered on-street spots – could begin as early as this Wednesday. The plans will leave the site, located next to the State Department of Education offices, closed for approximately four months. City officials offered a list of other nearby sites, including surface lots on Dartmouth and Florence St., the metered lot on Main St. adjacent to Citizens Bank, the CBD Garage complex at the corner of Exchange, Centre and Middlesex St. and the Jackson St. Parking Garage at the corner of Jackson Street and…
Friday, July 1, 2011
The latest iteration of the sticker program met with resistance at a public hearing. Do you think the city needs a parking sticker program to help help collect excise taxes and eliminate out-of-towners from clogging up residential streets?
Earlier this month, City Councilors Judi Bucci and Gary Christenson presented a simplified residential parking stick program at a public hearing. The new plan would allow residents to get the sticker for free, provided they paid their excise tax in a timely manner. Otherwise, the sticker would cost $10 a year. The program includes a visitor pass program which would allow for out-of-town visitors to park on the street. The stickers would be for street parking; residents and visitors could use private driveways and garages without a sticker. Residents at the hearing were mostly supportive of the concept but had serious qualms about the proposed details, including the $300 fine for scofflaws, which most speakers said was far too steep a …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Malden Taxpayers for Accountability position asks for more specifics in the parking plan, and more clarity on the program's goals.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
[Editor's note: The following is an open letter sent by Robert Miller of Malden Taxpayers for Accountability to the Malden City Council.] The following is a public policy position from the Malden Taxpayers for Accountability, Inc., (MTFA, Inc.) it will address the past year of subcommittee and public meetings that the Malden City Council has conducted for the Resident Permit Parking Program. This report, is in direct response to Article V-C, and highlights issues that need to be addressed by the Malden City Council. The MTFA, Inc., make a recommendation that this city ordinance should be passed with a clear definition, purpose and scope. The expectation from the MTFA, Inc., is that this new program will not be used as a springboard for …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Five things you need to make Wednesday worth it.
Today is Wednesday, June 15. Here are five things you need to know: Feel my sunshine: Sunny with temperatures in the low 70’s today, according to the National Weather Service. Enjoy it. Go Bruins! Try as we might to remain laser-focused on Malden, it’s a little hard today: The Bruins are one win away from returning the Stanley Cup to Boston, and Malden Patch is as caught up in the fever as everyone else. Check back later today for more Malden-based Bruins updates. And they’re off! Malden made nomination papers for public office available yesterday, and a flood of candidates registered their names and took out the petitions. Malden Patch will have later today a list of candidates who took out nomination papers. Let’s go parking: The …