Page 2 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE - Friday, February 1, 2019 Fully Licensed & Insured Emergency Service Available 24/7 SPECIALIZING IN KITCHEN & BATHROOM REMODELING * Heating * Cooling * Electric * Tile All Estimates Done By Owner * Drain Cleaning    crnplumbing@gmail.com 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 www.eight10barandgrille.com Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm Join us for the SUPER BOWL FREE Cheese Nachos during the game! Grilled Rib Eye Steak! Only $22.00 includes Two Sides Every Friday FRESH HADDOCK DINNER Only $18.00 includes two sides ATM on site Sunday Monday Tuesday Friday, February 1 at 8 PM Singer/Guitarist DAVE MACK Saturday, February 2 at 8 PM DJ LOGIK Dance to all the Hits of Yesterday and Today! MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book Your Special Events With Us! Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING AMAZING WATER VIEWS Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma City passes on short-term housing rentals By Barbara Taormina A nyone searching this week for a short-term rental in Malden had a choice of several cozy and clean double or single rooms for about $50 a night, all available through the Airbnb website. Compared to hotels, these accommodations, which often off er use of a kitchen and parking, are a great deal for travelers and a boost to individual housing hosts looking for extra income. The problem, however, is that Airbnb rentals are illegal in Malden, and despite freshly signed legislation that will allow the state to tax and regulate private short-term rentals, it looks like they will remain illegal in the city. The new law, which goes into eff ect on July 1, requires all hosts to register with the state and carry insurance to cover their rentals. The state will also collect a 5.7 percent tax on each rental, which matches the rate hotels pay under the state’s lodging tax. Under the new law, cities and towns can develop their own regulations for short-term rentals, and they can tack on an additional six percent local tax, nine percent if a host rents two rooms. Municipalities can also opt to simply ban short-term rentals, and for now, that’s where Malden has landed. Mayor Gary Christenson fielded an Airbnb question during his recent City of Malden Live meeting. Christenson said city offi cials discussed the idea of short-term rentals in light of the new state law, and department heads and staff unanimously agreed to continue the ban. “The state building code and our local ordinances don’t allow them,” said Building Inspector Nelson Miller. “We will continue to enforce the building code and ordinances as they stand.” The state expects to collect about $25 million in new taxes from the roughly 15,700 shortterm rental hosts throughout the Commonwealth. Although Malden often jumps at the chance to open a new stream of revenue, Christenson said short-term rentals weren’t worth it for the city. “We looked at the fi nancial end and even with the taxes, the costs negate any income generated,” he said, pointing to the cost of building inspections, administrative paperwork and maintaining records. “We just didn’t see a path forward,” he said. Still, Christenson left the door slightly ajar for hosts, renters and fans of re - source-sharing enterprises who would like to welcome short-term housing rentals to Malden. Although the administration opposes them, in the past several city councillors have said short-term rentals are a reality that needs to be explored. “We want to aff ord the City Council an opportunity to let us know if they see this diff erently,” said Christenson. SKATING CENTER www.Roller-World.com | 781-231-1111 Located adjacent to Honey Baked Ham in Saugus Plaza, South Bound Route 1 MBTA Bus Route 429 FREE WI-FI - 2 WIDE SCREEN TV’S FULLY AIR CONDITIONED Fall-Winter Skating Schedule ATTENTION! 12-8 p.m. $7.50 Private Parties 7:30-10:30 p.m. $8.50 Adult Night Friday Saturday Wednesday & Thursday 3-11 p.m. $7.50 Private Parties Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 12-11 p.m. $7.50 Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 Inline Skate Rentals $3 - additional Roller skate rentals included in all prices. Birthday & Private Parties Available School & PTO GROUPS Win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel Jet Blue Air 5 days / 4 nights Your school PTO can         for your group. Call for details. BIRTHDAY PARTIES $11.50/Person, min. of 10 kids. Price includes Adm. + Roller Skates. Cake, soda, paper goods, 20 tokens for birthday person plus 100 Redemption Tickets and a gift from Roller World. in one of our private BP Rooms. GO PATS!

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