Page 10 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, March 1, 2019 ADDRESS | FROM PAGE 9 RECREATION In addition to the Rec Department’s extensive list of programs, under the direction of Joe Levine, there were several new additions in 2018. To engage students at an earlier age, Joe came together with Malden High School Athletics Director Charlie Conefrey to focus on more programs for Middle School athletes. The goal is to prepare students so they can feel confi dent and knowledgeable in programs off ered at the high school level. Due to the success of middle school sports, the Rec Department has also added a 5th and 6th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball League. Between Malden Youth Basketball, the 5th & 6th Grade League and the Al Locke League there are now nearly 400 student athletes coming in and out of the Salemwood School Fieldhouse every Saturday. Also added this year was a Malden Public School Boys and Girls Cross Country and Outdoor Track program, and this April, a new middle school Volleyball and Flag Football League will debut. SENIORS Under the direction of Karen ColonHayes, the Senior Center off ers a wide array of activities, resources and social opportu~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI19P0891EA Estate of: Benjamin Ordower Date of Death: 08/26/2003 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A petition for Formal Appointment of Personal Representative     Lawrence B. Ordower of Chicago, IL and Mark R. Ordower of Chicago, IL requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that: Lawrence B. Ordower of Chicago, IL and Mark R. Ordower of Chicago, IL be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object             a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 03/22/2019. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an         tory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Edward F. Donnelly, Jr., First Justice of this Court. Date: February 22, 2019 TARA E. DeCRISTOFARO REGISTER OF PROBATE March 1, 2019 nities for our elder residents. New partnerships have been formed with the Health Department, YMCA and Melrose Wakefi eld Healthcare to provide a nurse on-site, health screenings, dietary counseling and other well-being initiatives. With the availability of grants and the savings realized from adjustments to programming, we have also installed 8 new security cameras throughout the building, purchased new fi tness equipment, brought back the Annual Gala dinner dance and expanded programming to include new classes in painting, sewing, drawing and art appreciation. Additionally, our teens continue to come to the Center to serve lunch, play board games, teach computer skills and new to the program is “Tech Time” where they show seniors how to use mobile devices. These intergenerational activities have had a positive impact on everyone involved. HEALTH DEPARTMENT New at the Health Department, we have an Addiction Recovery Resource Specialist. This position was created in response to the opioid crisis and Paul Hammersley is working hard to fi ll this role. By all accounts, he has already made a tremendous impact in assisting families coping with addiction. He is helping them navigate the treatment system, connect with resources and fi nd recovery support services. In recent months, Paul has also used our Human Services van to drive around the city at night and provide rides to the Warming Center. This has aff orded him the opportunity to speak with individuals about addiction and hopefully connect them to recovery services. ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS In 2018, the Engineering Department in conjunction with the Public Works Department, replaced 233 lead water service lines. The Departments also worked on implementing the ordinance requiring residential properties with lead water lines to have those lines replaced prior to a transfer of ownership. This is one of several strategies being employed to expedite our goal to eliminate all lead service lines in the shortest possible amount of time. The Engineering Department, under Director Yem Lip, is also overseeing the Complete Streets upgrades funded with a $372,000 grant from MassDOT. The improvements will include making intersections safer for every mode of travel. Additionally, roads and intersections will be redesigned to provide a safer multi-sensory environment for hearing and vision-impaired pedestrians. The intersections that will be addressed include Charles and Main Street (which is already underway); Salem and Ferry Street; Main and Winter Street; Main and Forest Street and Main Street and Kenmore Road. There have also been improvements made in Linden Square including bus lane installation, sidewalk construction, bus shelter placement, and the repaving of the municipal parking lot. This work has improved traffi c fl ow and safety within the Linden Square area. Speaking of safety, we have a follow-up to an announcement made here last year regarding the Highland Avenue and Fellsway East intersection. Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Leo Roy has stated that the project is being bid within the next 60 days and that the overhaul of the intersection will be completed later this year. Thank you once again to State Senator Jason Lewis and Representatives Paul Brodeur, Paul Donato, and Steve Ultrino in conjunction with Councillors Debbie DeMaria, Craig Spadafora, and John Matheson for their support on this important safety issue. Commissioner Roy also notifi ed us that DCR will be making upgrades at the Savin and Fellsway East intersection as well. This will happen in late spring and will take 3-4 weeks to complete. Under the Roadway Infrastructure Improvement Program, the City recently paved 30 streets and replaced 3 miles of sidewalk panels. Additionally, 27 streets are currently in the process of being paved and will be completed by the end of 2019. Looking ahead, we will be proposing to the City Council a 5-year plan to continue addressing our water infrastructure and maintenance of roads. On the water side, our plan calls for the water main to be replaced on 27 streets. The plan also includes the paving of 32 streets that don’t require a water main replacement but nonetheless are in rough condition. For year one of the 5-year plan, the schedule includes the paving of Forest Street between Main and Sylvan Street and Bainbridge Street between Plymouth Road and Baker Street. This is in addition to Main Street, which was already in the queue to be paved this summer between Pine Banks Park and Clifton Street. An added bonus is that this proposal will address over 560 lead lines needing to be replaced. Finally, as part of our ongoing eff orts to revitalize Malden Square, Exchange Street will be completely renovated. The plan consists of ADA compliant sidewalks and curb adjustments; bicycle accommodations; ornamental LED lighting; and pavement markings. Thanks to the eff orts of our State Delegation and City Councillor Ryan O’Malley, this $1.8 million project will be funded by the state. The Mass. Department of Transportation hopes to advertise the project in June 2019 and award a contract by September. PARKING DEPARTMENT This past year, as part of the ongoing eff ort by our Parking Department to make our policies more resident friendly, major changes were made to Winter Parking Regulations. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Prior to 2018, the Winter Parking began on November 1st, causing residents citywide to scramble for parking as parking inventory is cut almost in half. This year, a change was instituted where the regulations did not go into effect until the fi rst winter event. The result was that residents had an extra 77 days to park without restrictions. One other notable change was the removal of the overnight parking restriction on more than 100 streets between November 1st and April 1st. This provides further relief for our residents during the winter months. Our primary goal is to fi nd a better balance between the needs of our residents while still keeping our streets safe and passable. Moving forward, we will continue to review our Winter Parking Regulations each year to look for ways in which we can better accommodate residents and businesses. Speaking of businesses, the inaugural year of parking meters in our downtown has proven to be a success. Business owners have been happy with the amount of turnover the program has generated in and around the square. We also recently announced that beginning now and continuing into the spring, we will be installing signage on every street alerting people of our street sweeping regulations. Once again, having a parking department was crucial in being able to identify an approach that reduced the price to a quarter of the initial estimate, while keeping our streets free of excessive poles. Finally, the Parking Department is working with the City Council to establish a citywide Permit Parking plan by this time next year. This too should help to alleviate what is always an ongoing concern. ENERGY EFFICIENCY As a new initiative, Malden has embarked on an Energy and Infrastructure Renewal project with Honeywell that was outlined in last year’s address and is now in full swing. The scope of the project will touch 8 parks and 21 buildings, starting with our schools. Under the supervision of Public Facilities Director Eric Rubin, various energy conservation measures will be completed at each location, including LED interior and exterior lighting, LED park lighting, new cooling and heating roof units and high performance windows. Already, there have been upgrades made in the Finn Gym at the High School and the lighting retrofi ts at the Ferryway and Forestdale school are almost 90% complete. MALDEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE This has been another busy year with new businesses looking to capitalize on Malden’s great location and customer base. Malden continues to attract a diverse cross section of business establishments. And of course, we opened many more restaurants to add cuisine such as Middle-Eastern, Kreyol, Mexican-fusion, and Caribbean. We continue to be a place where you can Dine and Taste the World in 5 square miles. MONTAGE OF RIBBON CUTTINGS SHOWN VIA VIDEO Malden’s economic development is supported by a strong Chamber of Commerce. We are grateful to Executive Director, Joan Ford Mongeau, Board President Donna Denoncourt and all members of the Board for hosting this event and also for their tireless work to assist, promote and advocate for Malden businesses. In closing, I would also like to thank my dad for being here this morning, Jeff Christenson, and also personally thank my staff , our City Department Heads and all our employees for their continued work and commitment to our City. There are so many good things happening and it is their energy that keeps us traveling on a positive path. And, thank you to all of you for taking the time to be here. I am confi dent that if we work together our City will continue to succeed. Thank you.

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