Malden Ward 4

Open Issues: 110 Closed Issues: 2,068 Acknowledged Issues: 41
Watching issues created after: 2019-07-29

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  • 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.

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

    This planter is being used as a trash can. I had requested that it be removed, but the City ignored my request. It's always filled with trash and will continue to be until the City removes it all together.

    Please remove the garbage AND the planter as well so people stop using it as a trash can. Also, the grass needs to be cut and all debris picked up in/around the parking lot.

    Thank you

  • Other Archived
    264 Washington St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
  • 690 Main St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    contractors have their trucks parked on the sidewalk, portapotty is parked on the sidewalk, trucks going the wrong direction at a stop sign where pedestrians are nearly hit navigating the crosswalk, trucks are parked in the direction of oncoming traffic, and there is as police detail employed at the site to ensure people's safety. How come citizens have to write in on this site to have the police detail enforce safety procedures?
  • 29 Concord St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    shoveling always stops at condo line other owners have not shoveled in two years
  • Other Archived
    14 Autumn St Malden, MA 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4

    I'm trying to understand the thought process here. All the way down Autumn St and throughout the entire neighborhood, trash and recycling barrels have been placed on the sidewalk by the city, reducing the width of the sidewalk to as little as 18 inches in places. There is plenty of room on the grass strip between the street and sidewalk. And almost every home has a driveway where barrels could be left. Autumn Street is just a block from the Oak Grove T Station. The neighborhood's streets are used by numerous pedestrians, including the elderly, parents pushing strollers, and the disabled, including many people who use wheelchairs and others who are visually impaired and navigate by cane and/or with the assistance of service animals. All of these people must now walk or wheel in the street. Meanwhile Autumn St. and the adjoining streets are used as a cut off of the Main and Winter intersection by drivers, many of whom speed through the neighborhood and run stop signs.

    Sidewalks are for pedestrians. If a resident placed trash barrels like this, s/he would (hopefully) be cited by the city for blocking the sidewalk. The pedestrian/disabled access situation in this city is bad enough as it is. Please don't make it worse. Do better. And set a good example for residents in the process. Thank you.

  • 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.
  • 166 Mountain Avenue Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    This is a public shelter for homeless families and there is fecal matter in the halls, rotting bags of garbage, and hoards of oversized toys and personal belongings that no doubt are hazardous for ones health and cause fire hazards. I've voiced my concerns to management with no avail.
  • 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.
  • Dairy Delight 766 Main St, Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    It is MA law to wear masks at establishments and at counters. Dairy Delight has served multiple people who are not wearing masks, making other patrons feel uncomfortable. I mentioned something to one of the girls and she simply shrugged. I don’t care about her opinion regarding masks because this is a LAW and should be closely followed. I witnessed it happen twice and now will no longer go there. Masks are not optional and should not be treated as such.
  • Malden MA, USA - Malden Ward 4

    I truly can’t believe the response posted earlier to this ClickFix! We are in a HOT SPOT with COVID cases rising daily and a positivity rate closing in on 9%! What an absolutely ABSURD answer - “parking restrictions will be eased to allow for VISITORS” ??!!!! Why is Malden NOT supporting Governor Baker?!!! The last thing we should be doing is assisting residents by easing parking restrictions! NO ONE SHOULD HAVE VISITORS!!! We should ONLY be celebrating tonight with members of OUR OWN HOUSEHOLD!!

    I’m sorry, but, this is the ABSOLUTE WRONG MESSAGE to send out to Maldonians! Until all are vaccinated, COVID case levels come down (WAY DOWN), and we are told by reputable sources that things are somewhat safe WE CANNOT LET OUR GUARD DOWN! I certainly don’t like it either and would love to have company and celebrate, but, it is just the WRONG THING TO DO right now!

    Someone from the city should have called with a New Year greeting well in advance of New Year’s Eve and should have stressed the importance of NOT having visitors this evening! It’s not what we want, but, until things get better we truly have no choice!

    Be safe. Stay well. Happy New Year to all!

  • Cemetery Archived
    20-98 Dana St Malden, MA, 02148, USA - Malden Ward 4
    Upkeep of cemetery is a disgrace. View from the bike path shows a number of dead trees, large amount of leaves that were never raked/picked up in the fall, there is a hole that is held closed by one piece of wire where people undo the wire and let their dogs run/go to the bathroom through this location, tipped headstones, looks like at least one headstone has spray paint on it, trash is blowing around grounds, etc. It is really befuddling that we have a person in charge of cemetery upkeep but this location is always in terrible shape. Fire this guy, give the money to a landscaping company or the dpw and have somebody who cares take care of this location.