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Kiosk to point the way in Malden's downtown

Posted by Matt Byrne  February 24, 2012 10:04 AM

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Attempted to lift the curtain of brick and concrete that veils downtown Malden from riders who exit the Malden Center T station, the city this month installed a kiosk with a map of nearby businesses and attractions.

"This is a great promotional tool for Malden Square," said Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, in a statement. "It lets everyone know when they arrive at that plaza area that there is a vibrant downtown on the other side of Malden Government Center."

Christenson has vowed to tear down or repurpose the aging city hall building that blocks pedestrian and vehicular traffic from flowing through the city's center.

The kiosk was installed through an agreement with the MBTA inked during the agency's recent effort to spruce up the station, and will serve as announcement board for city projects, the mayor's office said.

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