Malden Ward 4

Open Issues: 115 Closed Issues: 2 212 Acknowledged Issues: 49
Watching issues created after: 2019-07-29

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  • Other Archived
    11 Concord St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    car work done all hours of the night. is there any quite time
  • Other Archived
    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.
  • Other Archived
    79 Leonard St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4

    This is an ADA violation. The city says the park is still open. However, it has been made inaccessible for many disabled individuals. The gap to the right of the gate is insufficiently wide. A direct path through is obstructed by a pole just a few feet away. The incline is significant. Access to disabled parking, at the top of the very steep hill is cut off. There is no disabled parking on the street. But even with that, the park would remain inaccessible for the above reasons.

    The motivation for doing this appears to be a small group of highly vocal residents who seem to think this park is their personal backyard, and that they have the right to exclude people from this PUBLIC park. While some damage has occurred at the park, this park is not unique in that regard. We deal with that at all of our city parks. That damage is occurring overnight, not during daylight hours. The closure of the gate during daylight hours, which still allows able-bodied people to enter the park, does nothing to address this. It only punishes law abiding people (including taxpayers, who have a right to access the park). While some neighbors no doubt have good intentions, others are clearly trying to exclude people unfairly. Note the repeated nonsensical claims by some on SCF over the past few months that visitors to the park were "spreading Covid." That dog whistle is loud and clear. The city claims that visitors to the park may park on the street. However, the street is resident permit parking only. So the parking situation makes it difficult, if not impossible, for residents who do not live within walking distance to use the park. This is by design.

    The neighborhood surrounding the park is more affluent and less diverse than the city as a whole. That's a fact. The effect of this policy is to make it significantly more difficult for people from other neighborhoods to use the park. So even if discrimination isn't the intent, it IS the effect, whether it is on the basis of socio-economic status, race/ethnicity, or disability.

    Stop discriminating. Unlock the gate during daylight hours. This city, and this park, belongs to ALL of us.

  • 12-14 Autumn Street Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4

    What gave a city councilor the idea that she could have a weekly unpermitted parade on our city's streets in the midst of a stay-at-home advisory? The music blared so loudly this morning that I could hear it coming from two blocks away, absolutely shattering the peace and quiet of a beautiful Saturday morning. After finally driving off, they came back for round two. Thankfully, a police officer working a detail on the street came over and told them to turn it down. On top of it all, none of the participants were masked despite their commission of repeated social distancing violations. Is this the example from our city's leaders that the rest of us are to follow?

    Meanwhile, while THEY are allowed to gather on OUR streets and create a disruption, imposing THEIR idea of "fun" on all the rest of us, OUR parks that OUR taxes fund remain closed, denying ALL of us the ability to enjoy OUR community as WE see fit, without any sound epidemiological basis whatsoever. Parents are being chased off baseball diamonds for hitting ground balls to their kids. Married couples are prohibited from playing tennis. Siblings aren't allowed to throw a football. Given the unreasonable and excessive restrictions being imposed on all of us, the hypocrisy and sense of entitlement displayed this morning by a supposed leader of our community was absolutely staggering. Open the parks. Shut down the parades.

    In light of all of this, I have some questions: are we all allowed to have unpermitted parades? Are we all allowed to drive around the city with music blaring? I always thought that was illegal. Was I wrong? Or is there some special rule that allows members of city government to do it, but not the rest of us? Please let me know. Because if it is lawful, I would like to organize a similar event to be held on the councilor's street. I will gladly select the music. Do you think she likes Disturbed? Thank you.

  • 99 Florence St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4

    Malden Towers needs to be thoroughly inspected by the Board of Health ASAP.

    Roach infestation
    Homeless People wandering in and out because door lock is broken
    Pool has been shut down by board of health for over a year-still no fix.
    Mold in units and laundry rooms
    Trash left outside doors
    Elevators constantly broken

  • Water - Leak Archived
    26-28 Kenmore Rd Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Thank you Malden for the beautiful fountain and flowing water feature that you have installed at this location. It has been here for a week now and all of the residents just LOVE it. In fact, we are considering hosting a neighborhood regatta. Many of us are however concerned by what it is doing to the street and the ground under it, and by the amount of water being wasted. Several hundred gallons per day must being going right down the drain. Literally.
  • Commercial St Malden 02148, United States - Malden Ward 4
    There are vehicles belonging to the construction staff that continuously park on the pedestrian crossing making it extremely dangerous for those who are crossing to the other side. There have been numerous calls made to Malden police and verbal complaints to officers on duty near the area. I can only believe, no one, including Malden officials, want a tragedy happen here especially since citizens have came forth voicing concerns. The construction staff have even been approached. Nothing works including reaching out to the traffic department and speaking to the Lt. who has instructed me to get in touch if I see anymore vehicles there. Unfortunately this tends to happen a lot more on the weekends while that office is closed. The construction crew get paid to work and get the job done, however, it doesn’t constitute a ‘hall pass’ to park in the street making it a hazard to pedestrians. Please take care of this. Thank you.
  • 200 Pleasant Street Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Is mask use optional for the fire department? Very appreciative of the hard work, but it is kind of surprising and disappointing to see firefighters responding to calls and interacting with the public without them.
  • 3 Hudson St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    side walk still not shoveled or treated. no they are dumping trash on it
  • Public Park Archived
    200-222 Pleasant St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Hostile architecture on public benches. Center bar should be removed. (It's not an armrest.)
  • 138 Pleasant St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4

    The rear elevator at the apartments at 138 Pleasant St is concerning. When entering or exiting the elevator, you can feel it struggle to maintain its level with the floor. The elevator will move slightly with the door open and will sometimes bounce up and down. Aside from this, it is frequently out of service and does not appear to be competently repaired.

    If the city provides such a service, I'd like for the elevator to be inspected to ensure its safety.

    Thank you.

  • Main St & Mountain Ave Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4

    Could you please install an actual pedestrian light at this intersection? I think the reason no one understands what steady red and yellow means is because it isn’t covered in the RMV manual. I just saw a confused driver go through the intersection again today as I attempted to cross.

    It would be a lot less confusing and a lot more safe if a real pedestrian light were installed.