Page 24 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 6, 2022 ~ Legal Notice ~ NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS May 6, 2022 Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300 Boston, Massachusetts 02114 Telephone # 617-573-1300 North Suburban HOME Consortium c/o Malden Redevelopment Authority 215 Pleasant Street, Third Floor Malden, Massachusetts 02148 Telephone # 781-324-5720 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), as agent for and representative member of, the North Suburban HOME Consortium. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about May 23, 2022 DHCD and the MRA will submit separate requests to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HOME Program Funds available through the HOME Investment Partnerships Act, under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 12701 et. Seq. as amended, and the release of Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) funds under Section 8, The Housing Act of 1937, as amended to undertake a project to be known as 25 Sixth Street located at 25 Sixth Street in Chelsea, MA. The project involves the new construction of 56 affordable family rental housing units and 6 affordable family homeownership units. The rental units and homeownership units are separate projects with separate owners, but were reviewed as a single project under the aggregated environmental review regulations. The project anticipates $1,837,415 in North Suburban Consortium HOME funds and $825,000 in state HOME funds. Additional public funding anticipated includes state Affordable Housing Trust Funds, Housing Stabilization Funds, MassHousing Workforce Funds, Community Based Housing Funds, State and Federal Historic tax credits, and State and Federal Low-income housing tax credits. The project sponsor is The Neighborhood Developers and the total estimated project cost is $32,000,000. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT Both agencies have determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) and is available upon request at the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, Malden City Hall, 215 Pleasant Street, Third Floor, Malden, MA or online at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/environmental-review/environmental-review-records/ or at DHCD, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114 and may be examined or copied during normal business hours; MRA: Mon, Wed, and Thurs 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tues. 8:00 AM–7:00 PM or at DHCD: Mon-Fri 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on this activity may submit written comments to DHCD or to the MRA at the respective addresses indicated above. All comments received by May 21, 2022 will be considered by these agencies prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and proposed project they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS DHCD certifies to HUD that Catherine Racer in her capacity as Certifying Officer, and the MRA certifies to HUD that Gary Christenson in his capacity as Mayor of the City of Malden, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows both agencies to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and this certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the MRA or DHCD; (b) the North Suburban HOME Consortium or DHCD has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at the following email address: CPD_COVID-19OEE-BOS@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Gary Christenson, Mayor, City of Malden, MA Catherine Racer, Associate Director, DHCD May 6, 2022 OBITUARIES Mr. Richard F. Laws Resident of Malden, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022. He was 81. Born in Boston on August 19, 1940, Richard was a son of Frank and Agnes Laws. Richard attended school in the Boston Public School system and worked to help support his younger siblings. He moved to the Hyde Park section of Boston where he lived for many years. He was active in groups against forced bussing, many political campaigns and was one of the founders of Hyde Park Academy, a private school alternative. Richard was also the treasurer of the school. He worked for LFE and New England Sciences before starting his fi nal position at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, from which he retired. In his spare time Richard liked to travel, he visited Italy, Ireland, Mexico and the Caribbean. He enjoyed the beach, cooking, crosswords, and catching up with old friends. Richard was the Partner of Kenneth E. MacKay of Malden. Devoted Father of Richard (Barbara) Laws of Westford, Kim (James) Seward of Norton, Kevin (Christine) Laws of Saugus, and Pamela Costello of Raynham. Loving brother of Robert (Barbara) Laws of Westwood, Elaine Keefe of S. Attleboro, and the late Eugene Hynes, Henry Hynes, Walter Laws, George Laws, and Agnes Grabowski. Proud grandfather of James Jr., Shannon, and Shaun Seward, Francis and Sarah Costello, Arlenis Miranda, and Alexandra and Ryan Laws. He is also survived by his great grandson James Seward III. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to the nurses and staff at Beth Israel Medical Center for the exceptional care Richard received. To leave a message of love and support for family, please visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com Robert A. “Bob” Garron 90, passed away on April 26, 2022, surrounded by his family in Kaplan Family Hospice House. He was the beloved husband of the late Lena (DelVecchio) Garron for over 51 years. Born in Malden on March 12, 1932, he was the son of the late Thomas and Irene (Broussard) Garron. He was raised and educated in Malden. Robert served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War in the 5th Regimental Combat Unit and was honorably discharged. Bob spent most of his life in Everett where he raised his family, before moving to Danvers in 2005. He was a talented carpenter and was employed by the MBTA for many years until retiring in 1991. Bob was an avid golfer and bowler. He had been a member of the Arlington Retired Men’s Club and golfed at Lynnfi eld Center. Bob was a jokester and liked to make people laugh. Above all, he would do anyOBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 26

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