THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Page 13 Walk and Roll to School with Mayor & Friends Special to Th e Advocate M ayor Gary Christenson, City Council President Steve Winslow, Ward 5 Councillor Ari Tayor and Ward 8 School Committee Member Sharyn RoseZeiberg joined the Linden Community to participate in the Winter Walk and Roll to School as part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Program this week. Students, teachers and families met at Hawkridge Delta Park on Beach Street or Steve’s Corner Store on Salem Street in an eff ort to raise awareness of getting to school safely. The program works to increase safe walking and biking among elementary, middle and high school students by using a collaborative, community-focused approach. School leaders encouraged students to wear bright colors in the evening or early morning, to cross at crosswalks, to be aware of surroundings and to always look both ways before crossing. An added bonus was that the students assisted the Mayor in picking up trash along the route! Upcoming Malden Reads film screening at Malden Public Library Malden students with (from left, back row) Ward 8 School Committee Member Sharyn Rose-Zeiberg, Ward 5 Councillor Ari Taylor, Mayor Gary Christenson and City Council President Steve Winslow (Courtesy of the City of Malden) Film Screening Students assist Mayor Christenson in picking up trash. (Courtesy of the City of Malden) Malden Delegation Announces $193,022 Green Communities Grant B OSTON – State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representatives Paul Donato, Steven Ultrino, and Kate Lipper-Garabedian and the City of Malden are excited to announce a $193,022 Green Communities grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to support Malden’s clean energy goals. The City of Malden will use this state grant to fund energy conservation measures, including an air source heat pump, pipe insulation, a domestic HW heat pump, and pool solar thermal heating in municipal facilities including the Malden Senior Center, the Beebe School, and Malden High School. “I’m thrilled that Malden is receiving this Green Communities state grant to help the City achieve its own energy effi ciency targets, while also supporting our larger statewide climate action goals,” said State Senator Jason Lewis. “I look forward to seeing the progress that Malden continues to make as we work together to promote cleaner and more effi cient energy usage in the community.” “In a great leap towards sustainable progress, Malden proudly received a Green Communities Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources,” said State Representative Paul Donato. “This grant will allow us to move closer to our clean energy goals. It also further emphasizes our commitment to a greener future, promoting environmental stewardship for years to come.” “As an Environmental Justice Community, Malden has taken great steps to further our clean energy goals,” said State Representative Steve Ultrino. “I am proud of the work done by the City to invest in energy effi ciency and implement projects that will continue to make our community cleaner, healthier, and safer for future generations. Congratulations again on receiving this grant and the Delegation looks forward to supporting other energy effi ciency initiatives in our community.” “I applaud the City of Mallease join us for the Malden Reads film screening and discussion of “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.” This 2020 fi lm will be shown on Wednesday, February 28, from 6:008:30 p.m. at the Malden Public Library. This fi lm screening is one of Malden Reads’ 2024 season of events for the book “Being Heumann” by the “Mother of the Disability Rights Movement,” Judith Heumann. “Crip Camp” is “Rated R for some language including sexual references” – 107 minutes, 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Light refreshments will be served. The fi lm will be followed by a discussion with our special guest, Salima Slimane, who is currently an Arabic and French lecturer at Boston University. She holds an Ed.M. in Special Education from BU’s Wheelock School of Education & Human P den for its successful application for a Green Communities state grant which will aid it in achieving its climate action goals,” said State Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian. “I joined the legislature in appropriating state funding for this important program, and it is gratifying to see a municipality in my District receive an award to support local projects focused on clean energy and climate-conscious infrastructure. I look forward to continuing to work with the State delegation and the City to address our climate crisis.” “I am happy to say the City of Malden continues to move in the right direction with respect to our energy goals,” said Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. “Becoming a Green community has certainly been benefi cial to helping us achieve our energy targets. I look forward to continuing the momentum we have built and am grateful to our partners at the State for helping to make this a reality for our residents and our City.” Development. Salima is very passionate about special education and promoting inclusive practices. She is on the board of Massachusetts Advocates for Children, a private, nonprofi t organization dedicated to removing barriers to educational and life opportunities for children and youth. You can pick up a copy of “Being Heumann” at the Malden Public Library. The e-book and e-audiobook is also available on the Libby app with your Malden, Boston or Chelsea Public Library card here: https://bpl.overdrive. com/search?query=Being%20 Heumann This event is cosponsored by Malden Reads and the Malden Public Library. For more details about Malden Reads fi lm screening events, please contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218. Mayor and City Council announce vacancies on the Police Community Advisory Council M ayor Gary Christenson and the City Council are reaching out to Malden residents to fi ll fi ve positions on the newly formed Police Community Advisory Council (PCAC). Pursuant to City of Malden Code, 2.16.160, the PCAC consists of seven members in total with fi ve appointed by the Mayor and City Council and two youth members appointed by the Superintendent of Schools. Employees of the Malden Police Department are not eligible, nor may there be a police offi cer in an applicant’s household. Membership of the PCAC shall be representative of the demographics of Malden in terms of race, gender, age, immigration status and other relevant factors or identities. The PCAC’s mission is to promote public awareness and broad community engagement on the City’s police services, activities, programs and general public safety issues. The goal is to facilitate open dialogue and transparency, aiding the Malden Police Department (MPD) in their public safety mission while enhancing police-community relations. The members of PCAC will solicit feedback from civilian community members, review data provided by the MPD and make recommendations in the areas of safety, equity, accessibility, fairness, inclusion, transparency and/or public trust of the City’s policing and public safety services. Once convened the members of the PCAC will determine when and how often to meet. To apply, please complete the online Boards and Commissions Application in full at www.cityofmalden.org/BCApplication. Please email kmanninghall@ cityofmalden.org for more information. The deadline for accepting applications is Wednesday, March 6.

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