City of Malden - Ward 7

Open Issues: 104 Closed Issues: 4,609 Acknowledged Issues: 23
Watching issues created after: 2013-02-13

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  • Off Forrest St Malden, MA 02148 - Malden Ward 7
    Waite's Mount Park off Forrest St looks like Beirut or Baghdad, a total disgrace with graffiti on the granite rocks, tons of broken glass not too long ago this was a beautiful and much loved and used neighborhood park
  • Unsafe streets Acknowledged
    87 Boylston Street Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 7
    I have complained about this before and we had a cruiser one day stop people. One day just doesn't do it. As a resident of this city I expect more. School is bnb in session and kids are everywhere and we still have cars flying down the street with not as much as slowing down at the stop sign. Can I buy my own speed bump and put it in the street? At least this way I can ensure the safety of the children in this neighborhood since our city doesn't care.
  • Massachusetts 60 Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 7
    This sidewalk is closed but there is no effective detour when walking west, from Franklin Street (my home) towards the Malden Center train station. In fact, the sign stating the sidewalk is closed is only present in the other direction. And there is no safe way to cross Rt. 60 from Franklin Street to the point of the closure; a pedestrian-light is only present on the other side of the closure. Further, if I were to cross over Rt. 60 on my way home there would be no way to get back across after the detour, for the same reason. This morning I ended up walking right past a bunch of large construction equipment that was in use, and hoping that the operators saw me. Perhaps coning off that part of Rt. 60 so people could walk safely would be a better approach.
  • Harvard Street Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 7
    I am waiting for my plumber to arrive to fix my toilet that broke when the rust came rushing through when you flushed the hydrants in ward 7 on Sunday. Can I look to the City for reimbursement of this bill. Also in order to clear the rust it was necessary for me to run the water non-stop for close to two hours. Can I look to the City for an adjustment on my water bill for this. Look forward to your response.
  • Wyeth Street Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 7
    What in the unseasoned chicken is going on with this work on wyeth st. First the streets look horrible and the entire street got excited about the streets being redone even thought it was a year late we got excites to see the trucks outside. Now they finished and it looks like it was the asphalts company first day in business. After thr horrible works done a construction company starts worling on 78 wyeth st they are building unsafe decks it looks like the asphalt guys help them over there and they are workinf until 12am every night
  • Other Archived
    Harvard And Henry Street Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 7
    I have to list this problem as "other" because despite numerous telephone calls to numerous people I have yet been able to get an answer. Back in the spring National Grid replaced the gas lines on Harvard and Henry Street. Day before yesterday there were about six people from National Grid in front of my house and then later I noticed the streets were remarked as they did back in the Spring. Some of my neighbors and I were concerned as to whether there was a problem (especially since we believe the people National Grid Gas are using are not Gas employees but instead private contractors. IN any event, I called the City to see what was being done and I was told to call the Gas Company. I then spent over three hours trying to get a person at the Gas company. I had some ICKY SWEET woman tell me that she had no idea what they were doing but she could guarantee me that I was safe! She then gave me the number of a person to call to see what they were doing and was quick to tell me that he wouldn't call me back right away but eventually he would. I got his voice mail and he said he was in the field and could not call me back at all and gave me another number. I have called her three times and still nothing. I went back to calling the city and various departments have either not called me back or have told me they have no idea what they are doing but that they could only do emergency work. We now have orange barrels up and down the street and they are ripping up sidewalks and laying some sort of black pipe. Now this may have nothing to do with the Gas company, i guess it could be water? But for the love of God is there nobody that can just tell us what they are doing, how long will they be here, will they be here like last time for months, who is doing the work? I see some Charles Contracting trucks, don't know if they are private contractors for City or Gas Company? Is this such a difficult thing for someone to answer. Please don't refer me to a department that is not going to answer my question. Please just find the answer and post here so everyone can know. Thank you
  • 13 Holyoke St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 7
    pressure washing trucks again and getting oil and grease on the street.
  • 254-290 Eastern Avenue Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 7

    Every winter I bring up the fact that this stretch of Route 60 is impassible in snow to us pedestrians. But it doesn't seem to be an issue that gets solved. At 8pm tonight, there I was, walking in the street because I had to get home from the train station. I really can't describe how dangerous this is. The only real protection I have is the flashlight attached to my backpack, and the hope that the drivers will be attentive enough to notice me in time.

    I'm sure there aren't enough resources to keep the sidewalk clear, or there is some turf issue and there will be a claim that this is someone else's responsibility. But meanwhile the situation is really, really dangerous.

  • Highway 60 Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 7
    Nothing has been done about this for months. Who are the owners of this property?
  • Ferry St @ Eastern Ave Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 7

    Please note: this inquiry is NOT intended for Limebike. Please do not reassign to Limebike. It is intended for the City. Thank you.

    On May 29, I posted about the multitude of Limebikes being ridden on city sidewalks and endangering pedestrians, including senior citizens and individuals with disabilities (issue 5934124). Limebike responded by saying that state law does not prohibit riding bicycles on sidewalks except in central business districts, and that Malden does not have any ordinance that goes further. In other words: We can ride our bikes (which are motorized, by the way) on your sidewalks and you can't stop us.

    From the City, I would like to know:

    1. Is Limebike's reading of our ordinances correct?

    2. If so, what defines our central business district, and what is being done to enforce the law and protect pedestrians in that area?

    3. Also if so, and most importantly, what is Malden doing about the problem? Limebike appears to be taking advatage of a gap in our ordinances and overall planning scheme to allow its users to operate its motorized bicycles on our sidewalks. That may be great for Limebike and its users. But it's terrible for the city and the vast majority of its residents. So we need an ordinance (like most cities and towns have). I suspect that you would find near universal support for the proposition that adults should not be riding bicycles on sidewalks, which are intended for pedestrians, anywhere in the city. (The lack of suitable streets for riding bicycles is a separate problem that also needs to be addressed -- but not at the expense of pedestrians). Even short of an ordinance, it seems that the city can negotiate whatever terms it wants with this company, and that common sense dictates that a restriction against operating these motorized bicycles on sidewalks should be a part of the deal. So again, does the city acknowledge the existence of the problem and intend to address it?

  • 490 Eastern Ave Malden, MA - Malden Ward 7
    This was originally reported 6/20/18 with absolutely no action by any city officials. The sidewalk on the Bryant St side is ripped up, not barricaded off causing a dangerous condition for pedestrians and part of the sidewalk is being used to store construction materials with no fence of barricades
  • Other Archived
    55 Holyoke St Malden, Massachusetts - Malden Ward 7
    this enclose back porch looked so bad for the neighborhood view, please someone can ask the owner fix it. Thank you