The overdevelopment of Malden has crowded our roads, schools and parks. While diminishing our standard of living, overdevelopment has increase our cost of living.
Malden's first mayor, Elisha Converse, gifted the Malden Hospital site to the community. Now abandoned, this site has always been intended to benefit the People. Mayor Gary Christenson has clung to his vision of dense apartment development for the site - at one time including 450 housing units and 550 cars - despite overwhelming objections from the community.
As City Councilor, I stood up for residents in the face of Mayor Christenson's plans. I polled residents and heard, loud and clear, that the community wants open space and housing for seniors and veterans. As a result of my opposition, the Mayor's apartment development at the Malden Hospital site was stopped.
The development of the Malden Hospital site is now at the center of this year's election. Make no mistake: if Gary Christenson wins re-election, we will lose the battle for the Malden Hospital site. This is our chance for open space, smart development, and to honor Mayor Converse's gift to Malden.
Lend me your support on November 5th and bring a new era to Malden where the People lead and the leaders follow.
We welcome all supporters to join us in campaigning for a better Malden. We have a lot of work before election day and rely entirely on our dedicated volunteers. Interested in joining our movement? E-mail volunteer manager Brian O'Boyle: