Our Government Center in the News

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    Our Government Center in the News

    Not that many years ago Malden Government Center was described as built like a bomb shelter. Now that they do not want it no one misses a chance to describe it as falling apart:

    "It would be some sort of a miracle to raise this building without it falling apart," said Kathleen Manning Hall, laughing in a phone interview.


    If it is falling apart it is because they have taken deliberate inaction to make sure it has problems. Then they can justify tearing it down and making a grab for state money to get a new city hall.

    It is dishonest but what else it new. It is also why they will never have enough of our money. 

     
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    Not that many years ago Malden Government Center was described as built like a bomb shelter. Now that they do not want it no one misses a chance to describe it as falling apart: "It would be some sort of a miracle to raise this building without it falling apart," said Kathleen Manning Hall, laughing in a phone interview. http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/malden/2012/04/malden_city_hall_gets_april_fo.html If it is falling apart it is because they have taken deliberate inaction to make sure it has problems. Then they can justify tearing it down and making a grab for state money to get a new city hall. It is dishonest but what else it new. It is also why they will never have enough of our money. 
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    poppymal:

    The context for that article was an April Fool's Day joke coming from City Hall.

    Personally, I would like to see City Hall moved, this building torn down to open up Pleasant Street and downtown Malden to more car and foot traffic.
     
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    Her comment wasn't the april fool's part. We are supposed to believe that about the building.

    I guess don't agree with you anotherman. 

    They always have an idea that will 're-vitalize malden center'.
    The apartments on Pleasant st - will re-vitalize the center!
    The new education building - will re-vitalize the center!
    The basball stadium - will re-vitalize the center!
    Tear down city hall - will re-vitalize the center!

    It will not. They will tear it down and get new offices they do not dererve then raise our taxes. 

    Yes, there are people who say Malden can come back, the new mayor will do it. Those exact words were used 18-20 years ago when the new mayor was Howard. It is sweet that every decade or two there are people who think Malden can be restored somehow. Won't happen. The people I know who bought 20 or so years ago now think of when they will leave and where they wil go. They will not be moving to a place that paints a picture of a river and has urban art on cement.








     
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    poppymal - good thing the residents of communities like Medford and Somerville don't share that cynicsm. They've done a pretty good job of "coming back" and none moreso than Somerville which, 15 years ago was a wasteland that made Malden look hot and trendy and is now named as Greater Boston's most trendy community to live and play in.

    Go fish.
     
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    The only part of Somerville that people want to move to is Davis Sq. When they marry and have kids they leave Somerville and go to Lexingtion or Concord.
    Somerville: ranked 281, 273 MCAS English/Math; Somerville HS 44% go on to a 4 year College
    VS
    Lexingtion: anked 35, 17 MCAS English/Math; Lexington HS 86% go on to a 4 year College

    All of the decisons to make Malden more like Lynn or Chelsea have been going on for years. It cannot be undone.
    You think Malden will be more like Davis sq in 15 years? The people who want to live in Davis Sq do not want Malden and they are right. 

     
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    Her comment wasn't the april fool's part. We are supposed to believe that about the building. I guess don't agree with you anotherman.  They always have an idea that will 're-vitalize malden center'. The apartments on Pleasant st - will re-vitalize the center! The new education building - will re-vitalize the center! The basball stadium - will re-vitalize the center! Tear down city hall - will re-vitalize the center! It will not. They will tear it down and get new offices they do not dererve then raise our taxes.  Yes, there are people who say Malden can come back, the new mayor will do it. Those exact words were used 18-20 years ago when the new mayor was Howard. It is sweet that every decade or two there are people who think Malden can be restored somehow. Won't happen. The people I know who bought 20 or so years ago now think of when they will leave and where they wil go. They will not be moving to a place that paints a picture of a river and has urban art on cement.
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