THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 27, 2019 Page 17 FORUM | FROM PAGE 1 each household a $10 fee added to water bills. Matheson said Christenson promised to get rid of the bags eight years ago but stuck with the Pay-As-You-Throw system until JRM, the city’s trash hauler, demanded changes in curbside collection that led to the new proposal. He described the new plan as an unfair tax increase that would cost residents who own two-family homes an additional $240 a year. Matheson proposed selling barrels and bins to residents at a fair-market price. But Christenson said Matheson never came through with a promised plan on how to pay JRM the millions of dollars the company charges to collect the city’s trash and recycling. “The councillor used the word plan – where is it?” asked Christenson, adding that he and his staff crafted a plan that eliminates the blue bags. “It may take us awhile, but we follow through. We never give up.” When asked about the city’s road repair program, Matheson said he would conduct a streetby-street audit to assess what every street requires for road and sidewalk repairs and tree plantings. “We should take a holistic approach,” he said. Christenson shot down that proposal, again criticizing Matheson for failing to follow up on ideas with actual plans. “He won’t do that, he would have done that by now,” said Christenson, who then asked lice officers, firefighters and teachers. Christenson said Matheson’s campaign echoed the negativity one sees on the national level. “My administration has set a positive tone with accessibility, transparency and balance, he said, adding that he is proud of Shown, from left to right, are panelists James Mitchell, publisher of The Malden Advocate, Marcia Manong of the Mass Senior Action Council, Malden High School freshman Henry Zhao and Serge Perfini of the Chamber of Commerce. (Photo Courtesy of Paul Hammersley/Mayor's Office) the audience if they had heard of the Traffic Mitigation Committee. Christenson said Matheson launched the committee a couple years ago but has only held two meetings. Christenson also said Matheson’s Hospital Redevelopment Advisory Committee also languished because of a lack of leadership. Over the next 15 years, Malden expects to receive $19 million in mitigation money from the casino in Everett. Christenson criticized Matheson’s suggestions that the money could be used to buy the hospital site or to replace the city’s remaining lead pipes. He said the city needs to take a “cautionary approach” and assess its needs as the money becomes available. “That’s a classic politician’s response,” said Matheson, adding that it’s a problem when money comes into the general fund and residents don’t know where it’s going. “We need to make sure that it benefits all of us,” he added. The Gallery@57 to open next month on Pleasant Street T he buzz is growing; The Gallery@57 is coming to Malden in October. Handmade items by local artists: jewelry, photography, blown glass, fiber art, fine art, art cards, ceramics, artisan chocolates ... and more. The Gallery@57 is the exciting new shop opening at 57 Pleasant St. This group spearheaded the popular Malden pop-ups and The Gallery at 480 Main St. The Gallery@57 will be the new artisAMANDA | FROM PAGE 15 icies are critical issues for building a healthy and prosperous community. This is why she has a strategic vision to help Malden become a regional leader and reach the goal of net-zero emissions by 2040. She also has a plan for creating a Zero Waste Malden to reduce cost per tonnage for the city and for greenhouse gas reductions. She is actively seeking ways to increase tic heart of Malden’s transforming downtown. The Gallery@57 needs your support now! A fundraising campaign to pay for repairs at their new, permanent home launched this month. Their goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of September. Thank-you gifts are offered for several levels of contribution, but any donation is welcome. To contribute or learn about the new shop’s ongoing renovations, visit http://thegalleryinc.com/at57/. parks and open spaces to ensure equitable access. The ELM Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable and works to build the political power of the environmental community. To learn more about ELM Action League’s work and recent electoral victories, visit www.elmaction.org/elections/2019-election. Despite their many disagreements, the forum revealed that the candidates did share some common ground. They agreed that the Malden River is a tremendous resource with a lot of potential to become a great community asset. The both believe the National Grid site is an opportunity for commercial development. And they both support expanding community gardens. The forum wrapped up with finals statements that gave the candidates a chance to circle back to their main campaign themes. Christenson told voters that Matheson has promised road and infrastructure improvements at no cost to residents. “If it sounds too good to be true, it is,” he said, adding, once again, that Matheson says what he’s going to do, not how he’s going to do it. He suggested that to make good on his promises, Matheson would need to cut core services and layoff poall that’s been accomplished. “We are about establishing a sense of community that defines who we are as a city.” Matheson described the mayoral race as a great opportunity because it forces candidates to be accountable to the community. “The power shifts back to the people,” he said, adding that it is important for residents to make the most of that shift. Matheson said that before the race residents didn’t hear much from Christenson about open space, affordable housing or the Malden River. He urged voters to look at a record of eight years of blue trash bags, dense apartment buildings, more traffic, millions of dollars in new fines, soaring water bills, broken roads and broken promises. “Malden needs change now,” he said. “I’m running for mayor because this is a chance for me to use all of my education, my experience and everything I’m made of to do a lot of good for a lot of people,” he said. ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ MALDEN BOARD OF APPEAL PUBLIC HEARING The Malden Board of Appeal will hold a public hearing at the John and Christina Markey Malden Community Center, 7 Washington Street, Malden at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 on Petition 19-013 by Patrick P. MacDonald, Esq. on behalf of Robert Scarpaci, Trustee, for a variance of Section 400.1.2.1 Chapter 12, of the Revised Ordinances of 1991 as Amended of the City of Malden, Namely Dimensional Controls - Side, Rear and Front Setback Requirements - As per plans COO-030994-2019, at the property known as and numbered 10 Dianes View, Malden, MA and also known by City Assessor’s Parcel ID # 152-570-013. Petition & plans available for public review in Office of Assessor, 110 Pleasant St., 3rd floor. Malden MA or online at www.cityofmalden.org or https://permits. ci t yo fma lden.o r g/EnerG ov_P r o d/S e lfS er v ice . By: James O’Brien Chairman September 27 & October 4, 2019 ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS MIDDLESEX, SS. To: SUPERIOR COURT NO. MICV2019-2292 New Century Mortgage Corp., and such persons, if any, unascertained, not in being, unknown or without the Commonwealth, or who cannot be served with process, their heirs or legal representatives or such other or such other persons as shall become their heirs, devisees, appintees, successors or assigns: Whereas a Complaint has been brought against you in our Superior Court within and for the County of Middlesex, wherein the Plaintiff, Dianne S. Sawtelle, seeks to obtain a decree of the Court under M.G.L. c.240, Sec. 15, discharging a mortgage on real property formerly owned by Plaintiff, known and numbered as 3 Main Street Park, Unit 3, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, which real property is encumbered by a mortgage held of record by Defendant, which mortgage and the underlying debt secured thereby have been satisfied in full, but for which Plaintiff is unable to obtain a discharge. Upon the foregoing Complaint, it is ordered by the Court that the Plaintiff notify the said Defendant, that on December 9, 2019 or within twenty (20) days from the said day cause its written appearance and written answer or other lawful pleadings to be served upon Patrick P. MacDonald, Esquire, 477 Eastern Avenue, Malden, Massachusetts 02148, and further that it defend against said Complaint according to law, if it intends to make a defense, otherwise the said Complaint may be adjudged and Orders and Judgments may be entered therein in its absence by publication of an attested copy hereof in the Malden Advocate, a newspaper circulated Malden, Massachusetts, in the County of Middlesex, and the Boston Globe, a newspaper published in Boston, Massachusetts, in the County of Suffolk, once a week for three successive weeks, the publication to be at least 20 days before said return day of December 9, 2019. Entered: September 9, 2019 A TRUE COPY ATTEST: Robert E. MacIntyre Deputy Assistant Clerk By the Court, (Henry, J.) Robert E. MacIntyre Deputy Assistant Clerk September 13, 20 & 27, 2019

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