Page 6 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, May 31, 2019 Ground broken on fi rst two Habitat for Humanity homes By Tara Vocino t was a dream come true for a single mother on Wednesday morning when ground was I broken for the fi rst two Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston homes in Malden. Cynthia Hernandez and two children, Mya Simmons, 17 Neighbor Roma Malhotra, Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Board of Directors Chairman Michael Williams, MRA Executive Director Deborah Burke, Malden Councillor-atLarge Deborah DeMaria, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston President & CEO Lark Palermo, New Homesteader Elmostafa Assli, Mayor Gary Christenson, New Homesteader Cynthia Hernandez, New Homesteader Mya Simmons, 17 months, Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston Board of Directors Chairman Robert Kenney and Malden Councillor-atLarge Stephen Winslow break ground at the site of Malden’s fi rst Habitat for Humanity homes on Wednesday morning. Mayor Gary Christenson, in center, congratulates the two new families – Elmostafa Assli, left, and his wife Laila Berrad (not pictured) and Cynthia Hernandez with her 17-month-old daughter, Mya Simmons, 9 – on preparing to move into their fi rst home, made possible by Habitat for Humanity. SABATINOINSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com ATM on site We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston President/CEO Lark Palermo said it’s all about seeing the smiles on the residents’ faces. months, and Cory Simmons, 9, will move into their fi rst home at 968 Main St. They currently live in what she calls a small, two-bedroom apartment on the Malden-Everett line. A graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston, Hernandez currently works for Metro Credit Union. The other homeowner, Elmostafa Assli, declined to be interviewed. “I’m ecstatic,” Hernandez said at the site of her new home. “It’s a dream come true.” Hernandez said it’s a daily struggle since rent keeps increasing. She discovered the program by searching for affordable housing and found this opportunity on Facebook. Hernandez applied, put her name in a lottery for qualifi ed families and received the telephone call of a lifetime. Habitat for Humanity Director of Family Services Esther Powell called HABITAT | SEE PAGE 11 SKATING CENTER www.Roller-World.com | 781-231-1111 Located adjacent to Honey Baked Ham in Saugus Plaza, South Bound Route 1 MBTA Bus Route 429 FREE WI-FI - 2 WIDE SCREEN TV’S FULLY AIR CONDITIONED Fall-Winter Skating Schedule ATTENTION! Sunday Monday Tuesday 12-8 p.m. $7.50 Private Parties 7:30-10:30 p.m. $8.50 Adult Night Friday Saturday http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only Wednesday & Thursday 3-11 p.m. $7.50 Private Parties Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 12-11 p.m. $7.50 Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 Inline Skate Rentals $3 - additional Roller skate rentals included in all prices. Birthday & Private Parties Available School & PTO GROUPS Win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel Jet Blue Air 5 days / 4 nights Your school PTO can        for your group. Call for details. BIRTHDAY PARTIES $11.50/Person, min. of 10 kids. Price includes Adm. + Roller Skates. Cake, soda, paper goods, 20 tokens for birthday person plus 100 Redemption Tickets and a gift from Roller World. in one of our private BP Rooms.

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