Page 12 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, March 8, 2019 TRASH BAGS | SEE PAGE 1 Committee to see it it’s feasible. “It’s important for us to understand the fi nancial implications,” he said. Other councillors wondered about the cost of providing barrels for residents, the potential rental fee and possible problems with missing or stolen barrels. Ward 6 Councillor David Camell asked if offering barrels would have contract ramifi cations with JRM, the city’s waste hauler, and if renegotiating the contract is even an option. There was also a concern that trash barrels might put a dent in residential recycling. According to the city, Malden’s recycling tonnage has increased by 75 percent since the start of PAYT. The PAYT program was born out of a need to cover a budget shortfall back in 2008. Seven years later, Christenson vetoed a proposal to cut the price of the blue bags from $2 to $1 over the course of several years, because of an annual structural defi cit that ranged from $3$4 million. But the city’s fi nances seem to be in much better shape, and as Matheson pointed out, new money is coming in from parking meters and more is on the way from casino mitigation funds and marijuana sales taxes. “If we can’t give this kind of relief to our residents, I think we’re doing something wrong,” he said. Ward 7 Councillor Neal Anderson said the questions and concerns raised by councillors are issues that will be examined by the council’s subcommittees. Councillors agreed a joint Finance and Ordinance Committee would be the next best step for the proposal. ~ Home of the Week ~                                                                                                  $449,900         View the interior of this home right on your smartphone.       ~ Obituaries ~ Andrea E. Vatalaro F amily & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Saturday, March 9 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere for Andrea E. Vatalaro, who passed most unexpectedly on Saturday, February 23rd at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, following a brief illness. Born in Boston, she spent her early years in the Malden-Everett area, and graduated in 1991 from Malden High School. Almost all of Andrea’s working career was spent in the banking business. Since 1999, Andrea, found a home at the East Cambridge Savings Bank of Cambridge. The administration at East Cambridge Savings Bank realized the “diamond in the rough” that presented herself there and encouraged her work ethic and saw to it that it be rewarded with executive placement. As a loan officer, she was most sought after because of her abundant patience with customers and their families. Her loss will be realized and mourned for a very long time. Although she was most young at 46 years, she took the role as “Matriarch” of her family, giving her dear mom, Kay, a respite from the many years that Kay had the lead. Andrea also followed her mom in her footsteps as a dedicated volunteer at the Boston Higashi School of Randolph. The Higashi School was founded in 1987 to help children & young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder reach their full potential through the methodology of Daily Life Therapy. Andrea is the devoted mother to Khyle A. Hope & Tristian X. Hope, both of Everett. Andrea is survived by her faithful companion of 32 years, Jason C. Ward of Everett. She was the proud daughter to the late Joseph Vatalaro & Kay F. (Prebensen) Carroll. She is the dear sister to Esther M. Vatalaro of Winthrop, Maryellen Vatalaro of Everett, Paul Vatalaro of South Carolina & the late Wendy M. Strauss & Alan J. Vatalaro. She is also lovingly survived by her Aunt, Eileen T. Prebensen of Illinois, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted and interment is private. In lieu of fl owers, remembrances may be made to the Boston Higashi School, Attn: OBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 13

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