THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 15, 2021 Page 3 City announces effort to increase removal of lead service lines in 2022 Special to Th e Advocate M ayor Gary Christenson and Councillor-at-Large Steve Winslow recently announced a major new initiative to speed up the removal of lead pipe service lines, particularly those in areas that serve the most children. Mayor Christenson recently approved a request for $2.75 million in American Recovery Act (ARPA) funds to expedite lead service line replacements in 2022, more than triple the $655,000 funds dedicated this year. “These funds will allow us to mobilize our lead service line program now as we await further Federal Infrastructure Funding that Congresswoman Clark has been working to secure,” said Christenson. Winslow thanked Acting Malden Conservation Commission Chair Isaac Slavitt for developing and advocating for the new program. “Several years ago, I approached Isaac with a proposal to identify the lead lines that serve the most children,” said Councillor Winslow. “We worked DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! Cold Hard Cash for Your Vehicle! RIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT $$ CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! $$ Get your vehicle Winter Ready! We offer a Winter Inspection Service that includes: • Oil Filter Change • Anti-Freeze Check • Complete Safety Check Only $39.95 2012 KIA SPORTAGE All Wheel Drive, Most Power Options, Runs Great, Only 95K Miles, Warranty! with Malden School Department and Cheverus School to help identify the streets where Malden school kids live. Isaac then took that information and with our GIS and Engineering Departments created an application to identify lead pipes that serve the most children.” Two million dollars in ARPA funds will be used to remove the riskiest lead pipes in the city and repair those streets once the lead service line work is done. An additional $750,000 in funds will be used to fund lead service line replacement on other streets being repaved. TRADES WELCOME! $11,900 Financing Available! 1236 EasternAve • Malden EddiesAutotech.com (Most vehicles) 2010 NISSAN MAXIMA Loaded, Leather Interior, Just Serviced, Warranty, Runs Beautiful, Only 160K Miles! TRADES WELCOME! (781) 321-8841 • (617) 571-9869 Easy For Your Vehicle! SIMONELLI ENDORSED BY FIREFIGHTERS’ UNION This week, I received word from the Malden Firefighters’ Union that I have received their endorsement for my candidacy for Ward 7 City Councillor. For that, I an humbled and greatly appreciate their support. I’ve spoken at length to constituents about the importance of Public Safety. It’s a core part of my campaign. Great neighborhoods start with safe neighborhoods. To get there requires a sincere partnership between the neighborhood, the fire department, and elected officials. This endorsement tells me that Malden’s Bravest know that as an elected official, I’ll respect the difficult job they perform when lives are at stake, and I’ll always work hard to support them with the best equipment, safety and pay. ~ Elect ~ On Tuesday, November 2nd, let’s ensure support for our fire and police personnel! $7,995 We Pay Cash AUTOTECH

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