Malden Ward 4

Open Issues: 70 Closed Issues: 1,299 Acknowledged Issues: 32
Watching issues created after: 2019-07-29

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  • 31 Commercial St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    This signal has been flashing yellow for several days. That creates a danger for people trying to cross to and from buses and Subway as they cannot call for a walk signal.
  • 157 Pleasant St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    i'm a wheelchair user, i live on sixth floor. l can't go out it's been more than two months.
  • 110 Pleasant St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4

    The Malden Recreation Department is offering a baseball clinic for BOYS ONLY, ages five through eight. This is illegal. In 1974, a court ruling forced Little League to allow girls to play baseball. In 2009, the NCAA determined that baseball and softball were NOT the same sport (they aren't), preventing its member schools from prohibiting girls from playing baseball by offering softball as an alternative. Rulings under Title IX now require schools to allow girls to play baseball, even if a school offers softball. So in 2020, by preventing girls from participating in a baseball clinic, even though it offers a softball clinic for girls, the city is committing illegal gender discrimination. It's not even a close call.

    Even if it wasn't illegal, it's simply wrong. There is no reason to be segregating children this young on the basis of gender. For as long as anyone can remember, girls have played youth baseball in this city's Little League/youth baseball programs. Many have represented Malden in district all-star/post-season competition. They continue to participate. A few years back, a 13 year old girl with a 70 mph fastball pitched a complete game shutout in the Little League World Series. Nationwide, more and more girls are sticking with baseball, not switching to softball, and demanding their right to continue to participate in baseball at the high school level, and beyond.

    That may be playing a role here. The city runs a girls softball program. The city does NOT run the co-ed baseball program. So is the city trying to funnel young girls away from one program and into another it runs by illegally restricting their opportunity to participate in baseball at a young age? That's not what youth sports should be about.

    These clinics are a great opportunity for kids. Those volunteering deserve tremendous credit for stepping up to help. But the city needs to stop discriminating and denying the opportunity to participate equally in baseball to girls. Before someone at the city closes or archives this without seeing that the issue is corrected, they might want to refer this to the city's attorney to allow her to weigh in. That could probably save the city a lot of trouble down the road.

    Also, to any parents of girls out there who would prefer their daughter attend the baseball camp: your child may. The city may not bar your daughter from participating.

  • 156 Linden Ave Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Driveway gates routinely left open, blocking sidewalk so that pedestrians need to walk in street to get around gates.
  • 28 Spring St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    This house is illegally renting parking spots
  • 12 Autumn St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4

    Re: issue 6510319. Since the city won't allow us to comment on other posts, I've had to open a new one. The poster suggested making Autumn a one way. ABSOLUTELY NOT. For those of us who live on Autumn and the adjacent streets, making us sit through multiple light cycles at Winter and Main just to get home around the corner would be completely unfair. The idea has been raised before. Residents have been quite clear in their opposition.

    The poster is however absolutely correct that the area has become unacceptably dangerous. I've seen the same reckless maneuver s/he describes more times than I can count. But the issue is a TOTAL AND COMPLETE LACK OF TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT at that intersection and more generally, city-wide. We need ENFORCEMENT of traffic laws against the people committing the violations, not rules that punish residents on top of everything else they are already being subjected to by commuters using our neighborhood as a shortcut. I have NEVER seen a traffic stop on Autumn. Literally NEVER, despite probably a violation a minute every day during rush hour.

  • 10 Rosemont St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    I'm a little confused... the construction company working on Rosemont St. (generally a great team) just buried the water line access point for my house under concrete. Is this standard? What if they need to find it again?
  • 166 Mountain Avenue Malden, MA 02148, United States of America - Malden Ward 4
    Welcome to Andreas Tsitos' Malden. This propety (166 Mountain Ave) is owned by Tsitos' company United Properties which in my opinion is ruining the quality of life in Malden.
  • 139 Pleasant St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    They (Mystic Station) have trivia night every wednesday night (starting from 8 and goes till late) and they use a microphone outdoors to host. This is extremely loud and even with my apartment windows down I can hear everything from them and it is very disturbinf. Is there a way to ask them to turn down their volume, or not use a microphone while they host?
  • 50 Pleasant St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4

    Hi,

    I was just told to move from the bar area from Faces Brewing as I had ordered food to go and had ordered drinks while I was waiting on my food. My food arrived, and I had started munching on some of it as I finished my drink. I was then told to move from the bar area since I was eating. I even had asked if I needed to order food with my drink and the bartender said no. There were lots of other people at the bar and not a single person had food with them, so it seems as if people are able to order drinks without food. Masks are not enforced here either, as only staff were wearing them. I witnessed several people that were ordering drinks/food in the seated area that were not drinking or eating talking to the waitress without masks, and staff didn’t enforce the policy.

  • Florence St & Main St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Sidewalk on Main Street in front of New England Hair Academy routinely crowded with a large group of people not wearing masks and unwilling to make room for walkers passing by. It looks like its perhaps a spot where their students or staff to take breaks. It would be great if the academy could designate a specific space for breaks so that general public can pass by safely on the sidewalk while maintaining physical distance guidelines, especially since the people standing on the sidewalk are not wearing masks.
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    54 Autumn St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    A resident asked about why JRM is combining recycling on their trucks after requiring residents to seperate items (7850681). The city's completely unsatisfactory response was to provide a link restating that the contract requires items to be separated. Yes. We know that. That's why the resident asked. So the answer is not helpful. Please read the question. Then please answer it without talking to us like we are children. We are well aware of what the contract requires. That is the whole point. What we want to know is WHY the burden of an out-dated two-stream recycling system is being imposed on us when JRM IS COMBINING IT ALL ANYWAY. We have a right to know why JRM is requiring us to undertake this effort if they are just going to undo it. Their repeated conduct as reported time and again suggests that what they are requiring of residents is unnecessary and that it is mere busy work -- and an excuse for JRM to avoid taking items. A contract is a TWO WAY street. Residents have asked about this over and over and over again. Please stop evading and answer the question: WHY are they requiring us to do this if they are just going to combine it all into one stream? Maybe there is a good reason. If so, please let us know. Otherwise, the only logical conclusion is that the city is choosing not to enforce the terms of the contract, benefitting JRM to the detriment of residents.