260 Main St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 1Dear Mayor Christenson and Board of Health of Malden,
I’m reporting an environmental health issue an behalf of concerned residents from 260 Main Street Malden Mass.
Since spring 2019, our neighboring lot owned by National Grid has been constantly serving as a construction site and depository for excavated wastes. It’s understandable that this site is used for occasional temporary projects. However, due to their constant usage for many months and on, the noise and waste dusts pose long term health hazards to our residents here in especially to kids and elderly.
The excavated wastes are often stored here and the moved away before new wastes come again.
My son has developed coughing for over a month. According to his pediatrician, it’s not cold related but due to irritation from environments.
As a community we are very concerned about the long term impact on our health. Please look into this matter as soon as possible so that we can have it addressed.
Thank you so much!
Residents from Uptown Condo at 260 Main St Malden.
31 Commercial St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4This 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.
Cross St & High St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 1Just FYI, the motorcycle has been especially active in our area this morning, and the driver has increased the level of noise.
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.
157 Pleasant St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4i'm a wheelchair user, i live on sixth floor. l can't go out it's been more than two months.
139 Forest St Malden 02148, United States - Malden Ward 5Forest street is essentially post-apocalyptic at this point.
Centre St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 2I've submitted this picture before weeks ago, nothing has changed! At that time Ernie from parking told me the man living in this car has fallen on hard times and he would reach out to the director of the senior center in Malden to see if she could help. He's still living like this, along the public bike path, with families going past everyday, and he's urinating and defecating along the path. I've seen an industrial cleaning co. hose down the area so the city knows it's an issue. What is being done, what can be done for him? Nobody should have to live like this. Ty.
102-148 Forest St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 5There really needs to be a crosswalk from Mount Vernon to Forestdale Cemetery crossing Forest Street. Traffic is blind on both sides, and there's nowhere for pedestrians to cross the street. Running across the street is dangerous, and it's a pretty common place for pedestrians to cross given the entrance to the cemetery.
194 Mt Vernon St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 5Contractor removing asbestos shingles for addition. Are any precautions needed to keep asbestos dust out of the air?
156 Linden Ave Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4Driveway gates routinely left open, blocking sidewalk so that pedestrians need to walk in street to get around gates.
Bryant St & Salem St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 5Crossing guard has no regard for those with the light. Constantly holding traffic for people who are not even at the crosswalk. This has happened on several days at the intersection by Salemwood school. Wait for a red light or use the crossing lights.
28 Spring St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4This house is illegally renting parking spots