Photos and words by Juhi Varma
Street Hockey tourney organizers honored by City Council
The organizers of the recent Home for the Holidays Street Hockey Tournament received a citation from the Malden City Council in recognition of their efforts: Be it hereby known to all that the Malden City Council hereby offers its sincerest congratulations and best wishes to Scott Saia, Joe Vaitkevicius, J.B. Knox, and Jay Gibbons in recognition of their efforts to establish the first Malden Home for the Holidays Street Hockey Tournament. We take this opportunity to commend you for your commitment and dedication to the community.”
The organizers held the tournament to raise money for the new Malden Teen Enrichment Center (MTEC); it eventually drew the attention of actor Mark Wahlberg, whose foundation made a $10,000 donation to MTEC.
Councillor seeks bonding for infrastructure improvements
One of the items on the City Council’s docket Tuesday night was the mayor’s new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), an order Councillor Greg Lucey introduced to ask the city treasurer to be authorized to borrow $22,813,973 for various capital improvements around the city. These improvements would include street and sidewalk restorations and the purchase of newer, better equipment for the police and fire departments. The matter will be discussed further at the next finance committee meeting.