THE MALDEN ADVOCATE – Friday, June 21, 2019 Page 13 CANDIDATES | FROM PAGE 1 by Rachel Running, communications coordinator for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, and retired Malden teacher Amy Friedman. Anyone still mulling over a jump into the political fray still has plenty of time. Candidates have until July 25 to take out nomination papers. Candidates for mayor and at-large City Council seats are required to collect 200 signatures from registered voters in the city. Those running for seats on the School Committee or for seats representing the wards on the City Council must collect 50 signatures of registered voters in their wards. All nomination papers and signatures must be submitted to the Registrar of Voters by 5 p.m. on July 30. SPICY | FROM PAGE 5 order, such as beef, pork, chicken and lamb. Most interestingly, Spicy World includes gaming consoles along the bars where players can compete in classic video games, such as Street Fighter, as well as participate in tournaments. For more information, including hours of operation, please call 781-3389888. LETTER | FROM PAGE 3 of the Malden Public Library, the Baptist Church, Davenport Estate and, yes, the attractive teen center building and the 15 Ferry building all contribute to make this a real public space. The 15 Ferry Street building is actually known as the Mary Ida Converse building. Mary Ida was the daughter of Elisha Converse and his wife, Mary Diana. The Converse family built and donated this building in 1906 to the Malden Industrial Aid Association. It is one of only 3 Converse buildings which survive in Malden. (the other two are the library and former home for aged on Main St.) This Converse building, frankly, should remain in Converse Square. And the teen center building, originally known as the Sargent Block, should be rehabilitated and restored. Had O’Malley publicly disclosed the developer’s plans of which he has been aware for some time, then other, troubling aspects of the proposal would be readily apparent. For example, zoning requires access to parking areas or driveways be directly from a street or public way. In what is a remarkable example of creativity, the sole access to the proLETTER | SEE PAGE 18 Malden Public Schools Summer Food Service Program Enrolled Sites Malden Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. The income guidelines for reduced-price meals by family size are listed on the next page.) Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP, formerly foods stamps) or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows: Ferryway School, 150 Cross St. ELC, 257 Mountain Ave. Linden School, 29 Westcott St. Forestdale School, 74 Sylvan St. Kid’s Place, 77 Kennedy Dr. IDIIL, 380 Pleasant St. Room 23 Chinese Cultural Connection, 26 Washington St. 7/08 – 8/02 M – F 7/08 – 8/01 M – Th 7/08 – 8/01 M – Th 7/08 – 8/02 M – F 7/08 – 8/16 M – F 8/05 – 8/16 M – F B 8:20 – 9:00 L 11:30 – 12:30 B 8:20 – 9:00 L 11:30 – 12:30 B 8:20 – 9:00 L 11:30 – 12:30 B 8:20 – 9:00 L 11:30 – 12:30 B 8:00 – 9:00 L 12:00 – 1:00 7/08 – 8/16 M – F L 12:30 – 1:30 B 8:20 – 9:00 L 12:00 – 1:00 In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. March 2018 Income Eligibility Guidelines These are the income scales used by the United States Department of Agriculture to determine eligibility for reimbursement in the Summer Food Service Program # of Household Members 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 Annual Monthly 22,459 30,451 38,443 46,435 54,427 62,419 70,411 78,403 For Each Additional person, ADD +7,992 1,872 2,538 3.204 3,870 4,536 5,202 5,868 6,534 +666 This institution is an equal opportunity provider. July 2018 Weekly 432 586 740 893 1,047 1,201 1,355 1,508 +154

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