THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, March 1, 2019 Page 7 2019 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS Mayor Gary Christenson VETERANS SERVICES As we begin to ride around the City and see the progress we’ve made over the last year, one of our great highlights was the unveiling of the newly refurbished World War I Monument. The dedication of this memorial coincided with the 100th anniversary of the end of that war. This special event was made possible thanks to the hard work of the World War I Monument Restoration Committee led by Director of Veterans Services Kevin Jarvis and City Councillor Paul Condon. The Committee made it their goal to not only restore the original 1920 Monument which contains the names of the World War I veterans from “Edgeworth,” but to add two new plaques listing the other 2,292 Malden residents who also served in that war. eral Leonid Kondratiuk, the Commissioner of the Massachusetts World War I Centennial Commission. In his remarks, Commissioner Kondratiuk commented that our memorial plaques are unique and he “knew of no other town that has honored its World War I veterans in such a way.” He ended his speech with tinue to “protect and serve” daily but they have also forged partnerships to better assist the community. For example, working with the schools, there are now directed patrols to each of our buildings. It was also announced in January that longtime Police Offi cer Trent Headley would serve as the Middle School Resource Offi cer. Offi cer Headley will provide a visible presence at the schools and assist the administration in maintaining a safe and secure environment. For adults, the department held its fi rstRaising funds for these plaques was a big part of the Committee’s work and in addition to receiving a Mass State Historical Grant with the support of our Historical Commission, members of our community also stepped up. Anthony Decotis of Mixx 360 & Town Line Luxury Lanes donated to the cause along with Chris Tkach of Idle Hands Brewery, who dedicated a percentage of sales from the fi rst Malden brew called “Edgeworth.” In addition, Cambridge 5K organized Malden’s fi rst 10K Road Race to support the Memorial. All together their eff orts raised a total of $25,000. We are also grateful for the generous donation of the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation as well as members of the City Council and many residents across the City who donated through the “Adopt a Veteran” campaign. The work that went into the construction and completion of the project was nothing short of impressive. Controller Chuck Ranaghan and Cemetery Director Jim Cahill stepped in to assist the Committee and went above and beyond to help get the project done on time for Veterans Day. Kevin Jarvis presided over the event where members of our Legislative Delegation, elected offi cials, and several residents heard some amazing stories of Malden’s heroes from Retired Brigadier-Gen“While most Americans have forgotten what our servicemen and women did in World War I, the people of Malden have not.” In addition to this memorable event, during Memorial Day weekend we hosted 30 members of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association. These vets travelled from Ireland to march in Malden’s parade in honor of all veterans who lost their lives around the world. We also dedicated Memorial Squares to Ralph Kenty, Jerry Kelleher and Joseph Kinnon all of whom stepped forward to answer the call of duty. These squares will remind future generations of how each of these heroes put their country fi rst to protect all that America stands for. POLICE DEPARTMENT One only needs to look at last month’s Facebook Live event to appreciate the hard work of the men and women of the Police Department as there was not a single question of Police Chief Kevin Molis regarding crime. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t remain vigilant but what it does mean is that our crime stats continue to trend in the right direction. For example, violent crime decreased 12 percent from 2017 to 2018 as did crime overall by nearly 20 percent. This is a credit to the men and women of the department and to their commitment to our public safety. Not only do they conever Citizens Police Academy. This 8-week course was designed to not only educate the community about police work but to also foster a positive relationship between citizens and law enforcement. Chief Molis was so pleased with the results that the Department now has a Community Web Series on YouTube to further enhance communication with residents. The Department also introduced an Internet Purchase Exchange Location which off ers a safe meeting place for residents to conduct face-to-face online sales transactions. The designated area is located in the visitor parking lot at the side of the station and it is well-lit, protected by a security camera, and available 24/7. This year, we also wished Captain Kevin Sheridan well on his retirement after 32 years of service while promoting 4 offi cers and welcoming 2 new cadets. The promotions included Captain Paul Hopkins, Lieutenant Michael Luongo and Sergeants Jack Lanni and Paul McLeod. The two cadets are Erin Carney and Walky Joseph, a recent graduate of Malden High School. Additionally, we recognized the courageous eff orts of Offi cers Katelyn Murphy and Noelle Bowie-Pierce. This past April, while on patrol, they entered a burning home during a three-alarm fi re and located an elderly woman who they assisted to safety. They were rightfully honored and presented with the 2018 Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement “Courage Award” for their heroic actions. The success of the Police Department Eastern Bank Bldg. on RT-1 605 Broadway, #301 Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-6844 www.bostonnorthdental.com can be traced to a foundation that has been built up throughout the years. We were saddened to learn one of those pillars, former Police Chief Ed Trabucco, passed away this past December at the age of 102. A lifelong Malden resident, Ed’s law enforcement career spanned fi ve decades beginning as an offi cer in 1942. He served as Chief in 1972 and is remembered for his positive outlook, wise advice, and for his dedication to public service. FIRE DEPARTMENT Like the Police, there were very few questions at this past year’s Facebook Live events about our Fire Department. I am certain that it’s because of the hard work and dedication of our fi refi ghters. The Department not only stands true to their longstanding tradition of providing exemplary fi re and emergency services but they also continue to partner with the community in promoting the importance of fi re prevention. This was no more evident than during October’s National Fire Prevention Week when Chief Kevin Finn and members of the department teamed up with City Councillor Jadeane Sica, the Police Department, the Department of Public Works and other community sponsors to organize Malden’s fi rst Public Safety Day at Linden Park. The event provided an interactive way to educate kids, as well as adults, about fi re prevention and safety. A favorite was the “touch-a-truck” activities which included fi re apparatus, police cars, DPW trucks and emergency medical vehicles. Officials were also on hand throughout the day to answer questions and to demonstrate the tools they use to keep the community safe. There was also a State Police arson dog demonstration, a smoke house and particularly exciting, was a helicopter provided by the State Police Air Wing Unit which made a dramatic entrance into the middle of the park. The Department continues to work on ways to raise awareness and engage the community in learning how to keep their ADDRESS | SEE PAGE 8                                             ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16P6309EA Estate of: Maureen Mahoney-Piessens Date of Death: 01/04/2014 CITATION ON PETITION FOR ORDER OF COMPLETE SETTLEMENT IMPORTANT NOTICE            Joblin C. Younger of Beverly, MA requesting that the court enter a formal Decree of Complete Settlement including the allowance               Petition. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from Dr. Priti Amlani · Restorative Dentistry · Cosmetic Dentistry · Implant Restorations · Zoom Whitening · Teeth in a Day - All on 6 Full Mouth Rehabilitation Before After Dr. Bruce Goldman Dr. Bhavisha Patel · Invisalign · CEREC Crowns (Single visit crowns) · Root Canal Treatment · Sedation Dentistry 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. 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