THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, July 29, 2022 Page 9 FIRE| FROM PAGE 1 ford to Oak Grove Station in Malden. Regular train service will be in effect next week instead and the shuttle bus service between the Malden and Medford stations will not be employed. The announcement of the postponement of the major $80 million-plus project, primarily track and signal work, came just days after an Orange Line train car headed outbound to Malden caught fi re, causing the evacuation of 200 passengers last Thursday, July 21. About 200 passengers were on board an MBTA train when it caught fi re Thursday morning on the bridge over the Mystic River in Somerville. The fire caused passengers to kick out the windows and evacuate to the bridge in an eff ort to escape, and one woman jumped off the bridge into the river below, according to reports. According to an MBTA report, one of the Orange Line outbound trains caught fi re just around 6:45 a.m. as it was approaching Assembly Station, producing heavy smoke and visible flames from the front of the train as it stopped on Dana Bridge, which spans the Mystic River in Somerville. The Orange Line train was just one stop away from Wellington Station in Medford and two stops from Malden Center station. Oak Grove in Malden is the final stop on the outbound end of the Orange Line. "Smoke was observed on the head car of a southbound train approaching Assembly Station (Somerville). Power was turned off between Wellington and Assembly and the Somerville Fire Department responded," according to MBTA offi cials, in a statement released Friday. No injuries were reported as a result of the fi re to passengers or staff . The woman who jumped into the Mystic River from the Dana Bridge reportedly swam to shore and was not injured as well. The Orange Line train fi re and evacuation Thursday comes shortly after the release of a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) investigation and report which cited the MBTA for a number of safety issues, primarily understaffi ng in some area which the report said could potentially generate "safety risks". There were no indications that any of the safety issues cited by the FTA led to Thursday's train car fi re. **** COVID-19 Booster Shots and vaccines are available through city of Malden; All those vacciThe Malden Board of Health is hosting COVID-19 Booster Shot clinics. Go to cityofmalden.org to register. nated will receive gift cards if vaccinated at August 21 clinic The City of Malden and the city's Health Department is hosting COVID-19 Booster Shot clinics. Go to the city of Malden website at cityofmalden.org to register for a booster shot clinic and make an appointment for vaccination. The Malden Public Schools and Malden Health Department (MPS)recently hosted two vaccination clinics at the Beebe School, including one this past Monday for anyone aged 6 months or older. A third and fi nal vaccination clinic associated and supported by MPS will be held at Rivers Edge Park, 209 Rivers Edge Drive on the Malden-Medford line from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Everyone ages 5-older will receive a gift card if they receive a vaccination that day. Those receiving the fi rst dose will receive a $100 gift card. Those receiving a second dose will receive a $25 gift card. Those receiving Booster Shots will receive a $25 gift card. Mackey & Brown Attorneys at Law * PERSONAL INJURY * REAL ESTATE * FAMILY LAW * GENERAL PRACTICE * PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY * CIVIL LITIGATION 14 Norwood St., Everett, MA 02149 Phone: (617) 387-4900 Fax: (617) 381-1755 WWW.MACKEYBROWNLAW.COM No one was injured as a result of a fi re on this Orange Line train car last Thursday which caused the evacuation of 200 passengers. (Courtesy Photo) John Mackey, Esq. * Katherine M. Brown, Esq. Patricia Ridge, Esq. 2.55 CD The k se you like to see. Open a 3- egions highest rates. se you li Stop into one o anches to open an account. en a 3egion into one o Member FDIC | Member DIF *Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is subject to change without notice. Fixed rate term Certificate of Deposits accounts, rates are guaranteed for the length of the term. Minimum deposit to open account and to obtain the APY is $500 unless otherwise specified. APY is based on principal and interest remaining in the account for a period of one year. Penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. For consumer accounts only. No out of state deposits. ECB NOW Checking Account is requested.

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