Maldden alld a Vol. 30, No. 46 den -FREEThe Advocate will publish on Wednesday for Thanksgiving! AADD By Christopher Roberson F or the time being, the tenants at 22 Lebanon St. can rest easy, as the city has stalled plans expressed by Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (MVRCS) requiring residents to move out of the building by the end of the year. Attorney George Warren, chairman of the MVRCS Board of Trustees, said he was contacted by Councillor-at-Large Craig Spadafora, who asked that the board “put a pause on the evictions.” “Reasonable people will come up with a reasonable resolution,” said Warren. “Thanks to Councillor Spadafora, we nipped this one in the bud and we’re going to work it out.” While there are no definitive plans for the property, Warren said tenants will need to move out after January 1, 2022. “We’re not in the business of being landlords,” he said, adding that the board will CTE OCAT AT www.advocatenews.net Councillor convinces MVRCS to delay evictions at Lebanon Street property Published Every Friday 617-387-2200 Special to All-American Girls Professional League by Sara Zakaria Craig Spadafora Councillor-at-Large assist tenants with fi nding new housing. The property at 22 Lebanon St., which houses four residential units, was one of three parcels purchased by MVRCS on July 22. Following the sale, EVICTIONS | SEE PAGE 5 I n 1954, she played for the South Bend Blue Sox. Before that, she was an outfi elder and pitcher for the Rockford Peaches, a team made iconic by the 1992 film “A League of Their Own.” She joined her fi rst team in the All-American Girls ProfessionNORDQUIST| SEE PAGE 10 Malden American Legion Post Celebrates Veterans Day E Friday, November 19, 2021 Helen ‘Nordie’ Nordquist: from Malden High to ‘A League of Their Own’ This 1950 MHS grad and Hall of Famer was this city’s fi rst professional baseball player in women’s league Helen “Nordie” Nordquist played professional baseball for the now world-famous Rockford (Illinois) Peaches, a women’s team in a women’s league, just two years out of Malden High School. (Courtesy/Linda Glover) “Merry Malden” kicks off second annual holiday drive Will benefi t Malden families in need T he Merry Malden Holiday Drive is kicking off this month for the second year in a row. HONORING OUR HEROES: Lt. Jim Loehwing, Malden Veterans Services Director Kevin Jarvis, Malden American Legion Post 69 Chaplain Arthur Kahn and Commander Barry Donavan are shown during the Post’s Veterans Day ceremony last Thursday. See page 13 for photo highlights. (Advocate photo) “Merry Malden” is a collaborative eff ort to spread cheer and help Maldonians in a season of great need. Founded last year in response to the pandemic and coordinated by numerous community groups and city departments, the Merry Malden holiday drive aims to match families in need of help with community members ready to pitch in and give. It starts this week and will continue through December. Any Malden resident needing assistance with toys, winter clothing or gift cards this holiday season should email MerryMalden2021@gmail.com with as much information as possible, including sizes and ages of recipients, and organizers will match each request with a sponsor. All donations are confi dential and anonymous. Community members or local organizations looking to donate money, gifts, clothing or time delivering presents can email Merry Malden starting now, and they will be matched with a need to support. Delivery drivers, shoppers and donors are all needed to make Merry Malden a success! The deadline to request help this year is Sunday, Dec. 12. Wrapped gifts will be distributed the weekend of December 18 and 19. For more information or questions, please contact Ward 3 Councillor Amanda Linehan at 781-873-9224 or alinehan@cityofmalden.org.

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