Malden Beats: Earth Day Celebration, James M. Sherman, Jr. Honored, and Opening of Oak Grove Pedal and Park Program

Mayor Gary Christenson joined DPW Director Bob Knox, Foreman John Hoskyns and Craftsman Steve Ruddock to celebrate Earth Day with Beebe School students. The students were educated on the importance of keeping the storm drains clear so that dirt and debris does not pollute the river. A demonstration of the DPW Vactor Truck which vacuums and flushes out clogged storm drains interested the students and teachers alike!

Eagle Court Honors James M. Sherman, Jr.

Mayor Gary Christenson attended Troop 603’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor for James M. Sherman, Jr. Over the course of his scouting career, Jim has earned many merit badges. For his Eagle Project Jim constructed a Raised Garden Bed accessible to women in motorized wheelchairs. The Mayor congratulated Jim on a job well done.

Pedal And Park Open At Oak Grove!

Mayor Gary Christenson attended the opening of Oak Grove Station’s Pedal and Park Program last week.

Oak Grove Station joined 12 Pedal and Park community facilities to open across the Greater Boston area. The federally funded American Recovery & Reinvestment Act and the Community Multiscale Air Quality Acts provided Massachusetts $6.1 million to construct 12 “Pedal & Parks” and 50 covered bike racks at MBTA transit and bus stations in the Boston area. This program follows the success of the three Pedal & Parks opened in Alewife and Forest Hills in 2008. The general public sentiment is that customers are more likely to bike to transit if they are provided with a secure place to leave their bikes. For more information, log onto