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Police Station Time Capsule

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Malden’s newest time capsule was recently interred in a cornerstone of the brand new police station building located at 800 Eastern Avenue. The watertight, airproof container is roughly the size of a cement cinderblock and will stay buried for at least 100 years. Included in the contents are letters from Mayor Gary Christenson, City Council President Barbara Murphy, and Police Chief Kevin Molis, Advocate newspapers from the ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies, brochures from the ribbon cutting, and several photos. A roster of all officers, a police badge, a set of handcuffs and a budget report from the project have also been included. The items are meant to give future generations a snapshot of Malden circa 2016.

 

 

Enjoy the music and play along!

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The Malden Public Library’s 19th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Fundraiser will be at Anthony’s of Malden on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Cost is $360 for a table of ten, and includes dinner, three rounds of trivia, and more! Call the Library at 781-324-0218 for more information.

 

   

Debbie DeMaria announces re-election campaign

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Political Announcement

A new year brings restored invigoration and Debbie is prepared!We are so pleased to announce that Debbie DeMaria has confirmed plans to continue her valuable work as your Councillor-At-Large for the City of Malden!

Debbie has worked tirelessly over the last five years as your public servant in City Hall and previously the proud Ward 3 School Committee Member.Within this past term, she has successfully ordained a Community Preservation Committee (a process of collaboration over 11 months!), participated in the location of interim offices for City Hall employees, championed for a Community Room at our new Malden Police Station, actively participated in Restorative Justice at our Senior Center identifying ways to bridge our diversity as well as full partnership with “Community ‘N Unity” discussions, addressed our trash/rodent issue by suggesting ways to adjust public barrel locations, is a proud proponent for our Human Rights Commission and its revitalization and appointments, reviewed our Road Project by personally collaborating with our City Engineer and DPW Director to review the work needed to be done and lastly; over the last 17 months worked as a voice for our community and potential developers to come together to discuss openly and honestly plans for our previous Malden Hospital site.

Debbie has never forgotten our Senior Housing facilities and our Veterans!She has taken a mentoring role with the re-opening of our school libraries (positions cut by our Budget), as well as being appointed as a member on the Interim School Superintendent Search Committee.She continues to put SAFETY and constituent services first and foremost.

Her continued commitment to our community is what is sorely needed at City Hall.For further information or to join this exciting campaign, please find us on Face Book or call 781/953-9474.

Please remember to RE-ELECT Debbie DeMaria this November!

   

Politics and perversion on the Orange Line

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A Malden resident was charged with open and gross lewdness this week after allegedly exposing himself to a female passenger on an Orange Line train. James Sachetti, 30, was arrested by MBTA Transit Police who responded to a call from the victim at Forest Hills Station shortly after midnight on Jan. 11. Sacchetti was found near the exit stairway at the station.

While the Transit Police news releases show that indecent assaults and acts of open and gross lewdness are fairly common on the MBTA, Sacchetti’s case is unusual because reports suggest the alleged crime was triggered by presidential politics. The victim told Transit Police that during the train ride to Forest Hills, Sacchetti approached her and tried to strike up a conversation about the recent election. Sacchetti, who assumed the victim had voted for Hillary Clinton, reportedly described that vote as a “poor choice.”

The victim told Sacchetti that her vote was her personal choice and her own business. Allegedly, Sacchetti then stood up, unbuckled his belt, lowered his pants and exposed himself to the victim. He then exited the train at Forest Hills. A coworker who was travelling with the victim corroborated her report.

“We understand the current atmosphere of the country,” MBTA Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan told the Boston Herald. “Some people harbor deep divisions; however, behavior such as this, regardless of one’s political affiliations, will not be tolerated. We will work closely with the district attorney’s office to see that this person is prosecuted and held responsible for his conduct.”

Sacchetti was arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Wednesday. He was released on personal recognizance and ordered to stay away from both the victim and the witness. He was also ordered not to enter Forest Hills Station unless he is travelling to a court appearance.

Sacchetti’s case was continued and his next date in court will be in March.

   

Strands of woven memory

~Guest Commentary~

I love the soft, subtle sunlight at this time of year. It reminds me of moonlight in its whiteness. I call it “daylight-moonlight.” It low angles seem to illumine the forms of earth in a way that reveals secrets we can’t hear in the bright time. At times it feels this daylight-moonlight shines back into my life, showing me glory in suffering, patterns among disruptions, and victory in the staying power of love.

As this soft light shone the other day, I saw two little girls in 1956 chatting happily in the backseat of an automobile, meeting for the first time, aged six and eight. They seemed to already know each other. This friendship with my friend, Linda, nourished my life for six years until, at age 12, I moved to Europe with my family. Then we could only see each other every two years when we came home on leave. But we wrote letters, somehow remaining connected through college and marriage; though time seed to be moving us apart, in our hearts, no one else was ever the friend we were to each other.

Years passed as our different lives unfolded. Linda fulfilled her dream of moving to Arizona, but before she left, I did have a chance to meet her tiny daughter who was too young to remember me. Maybe 15 years passed. I had been living in the remote mountains of West Virginia when I received her last letter around 1980. Around 1995 I had been living in Malden with my husband about seven years when I suddenly felt I must hear her voice. I had no number. The operator heard my story, took my number and promised to call my friend. Immediately the phone rang. It was summer 1956 revisited! Again there felt absolutely no time or space between our souls. We wrote letters over the next years and steadily through her decline at the mercy of breast cancer. She died at age 51. I was 49.

With no break in time this time, her daughter and I connected. She was married the day before her mother died in 1998. Since then we remained in close touch across the country. I told her, “You have a Mom in Heaven and also one on Earth.” She treasures how we keep her mother’s presence so alive through my memories of our childhood, and has told me that Linda always talked about our times together as children.

Sometimes when we are sharing and remembering Linda, suddenly a vibrant silence suddenly envelops us, as the sweet mystery and intangible perfection of it all casts its daylight-moonlight on our hearts. Then somehow the strange music of Life, with its missed beats, dissonant notes and odd melodies, reaches another tone altogether where it sounds like some instrument not of this plane, and touches us inside with nothing less than – pure joy!

   

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