Page 18 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 4, 2019 Malden has a new logo A fter six months of collaborative work under the direction of Councillor-at-Large Debbie DeMaria with Malden Catholic and Malden High School students, the Historical Commission and Malden Artist/Graphic Designer Busha Husak, three ideas for Malden’s new branding logo were created. Last month the logos were presented to the community for a vote. The votes have been tallied and the City of Malden is pleased to announce the winner of our new logo. The new logo will be used on a variety of printed and online materials and will help to MALDEN: TODAY | FROM PAGE 2 organize the event. The guys still keep in touch. They decided to get together the night before the reunion at the Friday night football game at Macdonald Stadium. The group was not hard to spot. All still large gentlemen. Rec Director Joe Levine spotted a Kodak moment. He got Police Chief Molis and Mayor Christenson in the mix. Chief announced to the crowd that the ’69 team was in the house. Much applause. And a photo for the ages was the result. Great to hear from 1960 Malden High grad Mike Davis, who reports that he is working with a few of his classmates to “communicate” with others so they can attend the mural ribbon-cutting ceremony and, hopefully, have a mini 59th reunion earlier in the day. He also reports he is working on their 60th reunion (September 26, 2020). Thank you, Mike, for reaching out! See you and, hopefully, all your classmates on the 16th of October. My Tribute to Bill Mini – you’re a real old-timer from Edgeworth (and Malden) if you remember... • Henry Gennetti Sr. (father to Henry Jr. and brother to Salvatore) opened a very successful lunch counter/breakfast nook on the corner of Emerald Street and Highland Avenue (I would go in before school – Emerson – for some treats to get me through the day) – and I believe it was simply called “Gennetti’s Spa”? • When the future Governor of Massachusetts Alvin Tufts Fuller worked 11-hour shifts at the Boston Rubber Shoe Company as a teenager. When he opened a bicycle shop on Cross Street shortly after quitting the rubber business. When he went on to open a world-renowned auto dealership (The Peter Fuller Dealership) later to be run by MCAS | FROM PAGE 1 den High scores were much closer to state results with 56 percent of students scoring in the top two tiers while 59 percent of students across the state hit those levels. This year’s results show 10 percent of Malden 10th graders not meeting expectations. Last spring, the state introduced its updated, “next generation” MCAS tests to high school students across the state. Next Generation tests began in the spring of 2017 for grades 3-8. The new tests were designed to better assess critical thinking, market new initiatives within the City. Complimentary bumper stickers will be available at voting locations on his son Peter. • When Sister Bridelin was principal of the Immaculate Conception School and was known for her corporal punishment (it is said nobody wielded a “rattan” better). • When Father (Al) Butler of the Immaculate Conception School (Edgeworth born and raised) was considered one of the best football (Holy Cross) and baseball players in the area, later to become one of the most rabid Malden High School boosters ever. Al was an All Scholastic end and captained the MHS Football squad. • When Daniel “Jumbo” Brandano (whose descendants are still in Malden – one of my favorites being Elena) settled in Edgeworth and was one of the original founders of the revered St. Rocco Society. • When “Jumbo” lived at the Kaulback Block (located on the corner of Commercial and Charles Streets) before settling down on Pearl Street. The Kaulback Block was called “Yankee Village” in those days and Jumbo ran a store there for many years. He was also a sewer contractor who did all the sewer work for the City of Malden. • When the corner of Medford and Pearl Streets was nicknamed “Fitzy’s Corner” – when Howard Fitzpatrick ran his grocery store and then catering business from this same location. • One of the first organized baseball clubs in Malden was called P.O. Kelley’s. They played their home games in the enclosed field on Pearl Street opposite the Converse Rubber Factory. • They were captained by Dan Connell (the only left-handed second baseman in semipro baseball); officer “Duke” Muldoon pitched; and Dan’s brother John was the catcher. • When Edgeworth had some of the best baseball players in the city, including Tom and Election Day with the hope that residents display this new, colorful logo with Malden pride. Jim Pagum, Jack Cassidy, Harry, Jocko & Mike Cronin, Babe Timmons, Ike Lacey, Joe Shine, Chet Emerson, Unk & Law Gilligan, Joey Carey, Henno & Charlo English, Bill Dempsey, Shy & John Donahue and Al Kelliher. “This is the end, beautiful friend, this is the end, my only friend, the end...” Bryan Adam’s song “Summer of 69” is one of the best! The year 1969 really was amazing! It’s called “the year when everything changed.” We walked in space. Broadway Joe! Woodstock! The Amazing Mets! Altamont! Stonewall! Zeppelin! And “Spirit in the Sky” played on every transistor radio on Revere Beach! Closer to home I was just starting to hang around the Bandstand at Devir Park and also played Little League for the Twins on Bruce Field, also at Devir. Danny Marisnelli and Bert Cioffi were veteran 12-year-old stars on the team that summer. They both came from Amerige Park and hung around “Icky’s” on Pine Street, where you could purchase smokes for five cents apiece and if you were a “made guy” participate in the basement card games. Eleven-year-old’s Jimmy Rooney, Brian Powers and Billy Smeglin hailed from Ward 2/Edgeworth, and after us 12 years old’s graduated, they took over the team with better success for Eddie Cutbert and the late Joe McCarthy (Ward 2 School Committee member Rob’s uncle). Tom Powers was our Park Instructor that year at Devir. Current Malden Police Commissioner Sal “Butch” Gennetti was only eight years into his police career in ’69. Hot dogs were 25 cents at Joe & Nemo’s in Malden Square. I think I remember seeing “Planet of the Apes” at the Granada Theater, or was it the Wellington Circle DriveIn?! This is just a tiny snapshot of that year. Send me what you remember – especially your 1969 Malden remembrances. HOSPITAL | FROM PAGE 1 ded features, such as “playscapes,” gardens and other natural or constructed outdoor nooks. Another consistent feature in the different designs developed by Ramaswamy and her team is a 75-unit senior housing development at the end of the site, across from Glen Ridge Nursing Care Center. Although a high-rise tower would have preserved more open space, residents favored a medium-rise project that would be roughly the same size as the hospital building and about the height of the tree line. “We knew some revenue-generating uses would be critical to the success of the project,” Ramaswamy told the audience as she moved on to the next piece of the plan. She then described three “design buckets,” or options, that involve the rehabilitation and reuse of the nurses’ dormitory, the hospital boiler building and the stretch of land between the two buildings. “They all offer opportunities for strategic partnerships and economic sustainability from an operational standpoint,” she said, adding that pieces of each option could also be mixed and matched. A health and wellness option would renovate the four-story nurses’ dormitory with roughly 24,000 square feet of space into a community health center with the possibility of offices for private practitioners, physical therapists, diagnostic labs and spaces for other health-care-related businesses. The 18,000-squarefoot boiler building could be converted into a fitness center with squash courts, yoga studios and other spaces for other types of fitness activities. The two buildings could be connected by a healing-themed garden. “This is just to show you things fit,” said Ramaswamy. “It’s feasible.” A second business and arts option calls for renovating the nurses’ dorm into a commercial hub with a business incubator and individual offices that would share work and meeting spaces. Ramaswamy said a rooftop deck with views of Fellsmere Park and application of knowledge and the ability to make connections between reading and writing. According to the Department of Education, the new tests, which are taken on computers, are based on “more rigorous” academic standards. The goal is to help teachers identify areas where students need more academic support to move on to and succeed at the next grade level, college or a career. Each student’s individual scores, as well as school, district and state scores are typically sent out to all school families in early October. Boston could be rented out for events like wedding receptions and reunions. The boiler building could be redeveloped into an arts center with studios and performance spaces while the space between the two buildings could be used for a sculpture garden. A third possibility would be a housing and lifestyle option. Ramaswamy described the possibility of using the dormitory for a second residential housing project with small units that would be enhanced by transforming the boiler building into a shared community space with different amenities and shared spaces. The idea echoes Bay State Commons’ plan for a cohousing development on the site of the former American Legion Post. “You could consider series of different possibilities according to the strategic partnerships that evolve,” Ramaswamy told the audience, adding that it would be up to residents to decide which spaces would be available for public use. Ramaswamy repeatedly highlighted the site’s unique features, particularly its mature trees, panoramic views, different levels and its history. “It’s up to us to honor the legacy of the site,” she said. “And part of that legacy is to dedicate a large part for public benefit.” When the Friends of Fellsmere Heights first asked Boston Architectural College to take on the hospital project as part of the Gateway Initiative Program, the hope was to create a plan that would serve as an alternative to Fellsmere Housing Group’s proposal for a private 250-unit residential development. But prior to Emerson’s presentation of the results of the community survey and Ramaswamy’s description of possible design options, Steven Keleti, a member of the Friends’ board of directors, reminded the audience that circumstances surrounding the Malden Hospital site have changed. Last month, MelroseWakefield Healthcare, which owns the hospital site, ended its relationship HOSPITAL | SEE PAGE 22

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