Page 6 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, July 29, 2022 Malden Today, Tomorrow & Yesterday – Galleria Umberto By Peter Levine “5 0 Words” – featured every week in the “Ideas” section of the Boston Sunday Globe. Here is my take on “50 Words.” This is yet another of my off erings to The Globe that, Law Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com of course, was rejected. Thank goodness I have my own column! Insert smiley face. 50 Words: 1962 Galleria Umberto: 1962. The walk from Carney Court in Charlestown to Parmenter Street in the North End was a short one. Mom’s taking the three of us to Galleria Umberto for square slices of pizza before square slices were called Sicilian. Before Ralph, Paul, and their mom opened up on Hanover Street. Picked up pieces while remembering all the things I love about Malden... • There is some serious TLC in the front yard of 82 Cedar St. – beautiful display of flora and fauna! • All hail newly paved Highland Avenue. If you remember from past episodes of MTTY, driving down Highland from Maple to the Fells felt like a war zone – for what seemed like years. No longer. It looks marvelous! Thank you for all the hard work that went into it. • The new front desk in the City Hall lobby? Forgetaboutit! Beautiful addition to already magnifi - cent building. That desk has Ron Hogan written all over it! Way to go, Malden! • The Juneteenth celebration at Lincoln Commons was a glorious day in Malden history. Kudos to MaldenCore. Kudos to Malden. Kudos to all who took time out of their busy lives to be part of this historic day. • In the spirit of esoteric Malden history... the fi rst graduating class at Boy’s Catholic High School (1936) included Steve, Walter and Diane Wishoski’s dad, Walter, and Cemetery Super Jimmy Cahill’s pop, Martin. • As reported by The Malden Sun-Times, a 1974 Malden “political slice of life”: “Some things that seemed better last year are now worse. The City Council which lost so much of its circus atmosphere when Councilors Thomas Cosgrove and Amelia Miclette [My note: Tom and Amelia were liberals] were members is back to its old tricks with Council papers being pulled out of the hat without warning. They raised their pay by 44 percent – from $4,500 to $6,500 per year – in a lightning action last month, so now we’ll have more than our share of clowns collecting $6,500.” My comment: ouch! • Oh, my goodness! When ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS....Welcome home to this beautiful 3+ bedroom Split Entry home which offers a great blend of space and comfort. Main level offers updated custom kitchen with oak cabinets, granite counter tops, ceramic glass backsplash and ceramic tile flooring, fireplace Livingroom with a bay window, living room and dining room have cathedral ceilings, recently updated full bath, 3 generous size bedrooms hardwood flooring throughout. Finished lower level offers oversized family room, possible 4th bedroom, laundry area and plumbed for a second kitchen. Large freshly painted entertainment size deck overlooking level fenced in yard with a “Reeds Ferry Shed” for extra storage. Two Driveways, parking for 7+ cars. Very well maintained. Offered at $699,000. 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com speaking of the Converse Family Reunion how on earth could I have forgotten the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation for their generosity and (as always) altruism. Without Henry Kezer and their assistance this event would not have been the success it was. Thank you for all you folks do for Malden. • It was 45 years ago this August that an Edgeworth institution met its demise. Pearl Baking Company at 284 Pearl St., which had been abandoned since a fi re destroyed it in 1977, was a source of irritation and an eyesore to area residents ever since. Neighbors complained of the building being infested with vermin and being used as a “hangout for youths” who gathered there to drink. “The Bakery” was eventually demolished by Testa Company of Revere, but during its heyday when the ovens where blasting away (especially on a hot summer night) making some of the fi nest bread in town, the unmistakable and aromatic smell of bread baking swept over all of Edgeworth and beyond. • So long, JRM Hauling & Recycling. Some Maldonians simply adored Jimmy (Motzkin) and his hardworking team of employees. Others despised the organization. All agree that Jimmy, this ain’t your father’s JRM Hauling & Recycling. From somebody who, years ago, toiled six very long weeks in your front offi ce, who appreciated the hard work your boys do and who admires your place in Malden history, I wish all the best. Especially to your employees who, I hope, land on their feet and are taken care of by Republic Services. • The City Hall Courtyard name dedication for Ed Lucey was a standing room only (love) affair. Family, friends, former political colleagues (and a few rivals) lined up patiently for their photo op with Ed and to shake the hand of the man who brought Malden into the 21st century. Former Mayor “Ace” Howard, former MHS Principal Dana Brown, former Ward Councillor (and Malden YMCA superstar hoopster of yesteryear) Billy Coleman, current City Council President Craig Spadafora and many of the current School Committee and City Council members listened intently as one of the last of the old-school pols, obviously humbled by the ceremony, spoke honestly and from the heart. Thank you, Ed, for your time in offi ce. You were a man with vision, integrity and purpose, inspiring others to also do good. Malden was incredibly lucky to have you as a leader. And still is. • Congratulations to newly appointed Chief of Police Glenn Cronin. Glenn is a great guy and the perfect choice to replace outgoing great guy Kevin Molis. Chief Cronin checks off all the boxes that will make him a fabulous replacement! Malden will love Chief Cronin. • If Galleria Umberto’s Ralph Deuterio looks familiar, he should. He was a “Y Rat” inhabiting the weight room mostly during the glory days of the old Y, a gentleman of the old school and a sweetheart of a man. • Did you know that former Amerige Park “dawn to dusker” (1979 MHS grad) Gary Cherone is currently on tour with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry as Perry’s lead vocalist? Fact. He’s been called a “name dropper” and an “(expletive deletMALDEN: TODAY| SEE PAGE 7

7 Publizr Home

You need flash player to view this online publication