Page 6 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, April 5, 2019 Waitt’s Mount offers Malden a window to the world Spring cleaning scheduled for Saturday, April 6 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 PlePPlea The Th Che Co mi re The C m a te an rkf kf Revenue and Election Laws e f Labor and Workforce Development, Health Care Fina tion L Labor and Workforce Development, Health Care Finance,men ReRe uue nd ection Laand Elction L L bo b Labo anbo and tate Representative ffppment tate R orkfo ce rkfo MoMonon The LTTh The The Th T T tate R pr e ta Reppr evelopm Rep R pr d e D elop nd opm Repre Repr sen se ion on on velopm nt, H and E ction Lnd E tion L Monday April 8thonday April 8tAp 8trir l8tApriAp 6:00 - 8:00 pm The Luxury Boxx Sports Bar at Town Line La e uxury B t Town LLTown Ln uxu y Town t Town Line Lanes 665 Broadwayad tTown Line Lanene Lane e L n 665 Broadway xury To xury Tow ury 6B d Malden, MAM, M B adway , M ne Ln ddw ne e ne e ury B 66:00 - 8:00 ppmmp0p: xury By S orts Bar orts B s B ar h h tativv iv iv lt C lth C lth C re h C tive ive nt, He th C o in n ina ina na na at a reception in support of a recec mit rec a rec mi re re rec p rece on i on n ins pport in s pportoort port p or Please join Pleas j n Pleasejo Ele le l Elec Plea e join The Committee to Elect Steve Ultrin on in Th Committee to Elect Steve Ute at a reception in support f t te Ulrinlt i State Representative ltrin rino BREATHTAKING VIEW: Waitt’s Mount off ers a stunning view of the Boston skyline, Malden and beyond. By Barbara Taormina W ith its spectacular views of Boston, its dramatic rocks and its lush greenery, Waitt’s Mount has always been one of Malden’s most striking natural resources. But it’s only been a few years Contributions are gratefully accepted via the enclosed envelope n e at ultrin C ntri uti Co tr tr tr ut t t P ti Suggested Contribution: $50 $125 $250 $500 lly acce ted via h e uggested Contribution: $50 $125 $250 $500 ly ac utioi f r for gestedest dC are g este e es are g re or g or o ne a ine in t ne mittee eittee too tte itte to E to E the Cohe Com ee t the Com itt hC mittee t ntr ib b y a y a n: $5 : $5 $ ly acc y ac t ultrin rin $5 $125 $25 $125 2 ted via Paid for by the Committee to Elect Steven Ultrino, Frank Molis - Treasure l ri or online at ultrinoforrep.c mittettee or o line t ultr noforrep.c or online at ultrinoforrep.com line at ultrin orre rre ven Ul tri oforrep.tri oforrepinoforrep.c ed via rr ltrin forrep d vi rre v Ul no, Fra Ult ino, Frank ly ac pted via he en los ltri l s T os Tre re 125 5 $ $ loseden los den en rer pe e since the city began giving the history-rich public park the care and attention it deserves. This Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers will make it to Malden’s highest point for the fourth annual spring cleanup of Waitt’s Mount. Hosted by Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley and the Malden Community Action Group, the yearly event is a chance to join neighbors and friends and help with some hands-on community 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening We are the smile care experts for your entire family preservation. “The DPW will be providing trash bags and a limited number of tools,” said O’Malley. “Feel free to bring your own gloves and tools if you have them.” Known for providing the early residents of Malden a safe perch to watch the Battle of Bunker Hill, Waitt’s Mount got by on its rugged and natural beauty for generations. But in 1937, crews from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) arrived, and they were not impressed with Malden’s mount. “In 1934, Waitt’s Mount in Malden looked like a quarry-worker’s nightmare,” wrote an observer in a short description for a WPA bulletin. “It was a huge, bald granite ledge whose slope was covered with twisted, stunted trees and tangled underbrush; probably the most useless piece of land in this section of the state.” So the WPA moved in and built rustic bridges, stone walkways, fi replaces, picnic benches, birdbaths and a roadway that wrapped around the granite ledge from the base to the summit. And it was all very nice, until it wasn’t. During World War II, Waitt’s Mount was converted into an antiaircraft coastal defense site complete with a battalion of gunners. But when the war ended, the mount seemed past its WPA glory days. Malden residents who grew up during the 1970s remember Waitt’s Mount as a destination for kids committed to drinking and raising hell. One Malden women who knew the place well described it as dangerous. And it remained a neglected no-man’s-land for years. But in 2005, the Malden Redevelopment Authority stepped in with a plan to reclaim and revitalize Waitt’s Mount. It took some time and $1.2 million, but by 2014 the dead trees, poison ivy, the graffi ti and the carpet of broken glass were gone. A loop walkway, new play and recreation areas, seats at the summit and signs that told the story of the site were all part of the mount’s new look. And this time around, Malden seems determined to maintain Waitt’s Mount with volunteer cleanups and family-friendly events, such as stargazing and rock climbing. Anyone interested in joining this Saturday’s cleanup can meet up with other volunteers at 79 Leonard St. Parking is available on Leonard and Tremont Streets. “April Artist” at the Malden Public Library B In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today ob Greene is our Rotating Art, April Artist. Bob’s exhibit “Meditation” is a collection of photographs that off ers the opportunity to look at length at a moment in time or, alternatively, to look more fully at what stands still, where we typically breeze by. This set of images evokes meditation by encouraging mindful observation and seeing interest and beauty in details that can easily be overlooked in the day-to-day rush. Bob’s art will be on exhibit at the Library through the month of April.

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