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  • Mayor submits $227 million FY18 budget

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City May Impose Child Limit on New Home Day Cares

The Malden City Council is currently reviewing an ordinance that would restrict the number of children in any new state-licensed home day care facility that may open in Malden. Last Tuesday the Ordinance Committee agreed, 4-1, that only six children or fewer can be enrolled in new home day care facilities. If the home day care provider sought to increase that number, they could petition the Board of Appeals.

Read more: City May Impose Child Limit on New Home Day Cares


NSBWA Honors Dr. King’s Legacy at Annual Luncheon

Mayor Gary Christenson is shown sending greeting from the city of Malden as Malden City Council President and Master of Ceremonies applauds during the North Shore Black Women’s Association 21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon at Anthony’s on Saturday. In the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy, the NSBWA honored Thomas Feagley, executive director of Bread of Life and Elizabeth Hart, founder of Tailored For Success.
 (Photo by Paul Hammersley)


Boston Yogurt Malden to Work on Badge Requirements

Boston Yogurt Malden hosted Girl Scout Troop 71139 on Saturday, January 11, 2014 to help them work on badge requirements for the Healthy Living Badge as well as requirements for badges pertaining to Entrepreneurship. Since Boston Yogurt has been approved for “Healthy Dining” as a part of Mass in Motion and is a newly opened business, the Girl Scouts thought Boston Yogurt would be a great place to work on their badges.
Michelle Doucette, Marketing and Events Coordinator for Boston Yogurt, coordinated the meeting and educated the troop about the healthy aspects of Boston Yogurt’s frozen yogurt along with the steps on how to create a business. “It was truly an honor to help out the Girl Scouts. As a former Girl Scout myself, I know the importance of completing a badge and was more than happy to help. Boston Yogurt is a great healthy dessert option for people of all ages. We’re a new company and we wanted to share with the girls the important steps needed to start a business.”
As a member of Mass in Motion, Boston Yogurt is eager to share their health benefits with the community. Boston Yogurt looks forward to their future work with Troop 71139 and is excited to work with other groups in the community. For more information on how your organization can work with Boston Yogurt, please contact Michelle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Salvation Army Volunteers Honor MLK with Day of Community Service

The Salvation Army of Middlesex County in Malden honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding a Special Day of Community Service. This is the third year that husband-wife team Lieutenant James Labbe and Major Joy Labbe have held a community service in honor of Dr. King. The Labbes have been stationed at the Malden chapter since 2011.
“We decided to just offer coats to guests who come for assistance – I would say at least 20 volunteers,” explained Lt. Labbe. “Most of the coats came from Anton’s Cleaners. People brought in coats, clothes and toys for a few weeks leading up to the event. We received lots on the day of.”

Volunteers met at the Salvation Army’s Main Street headquarters on Monday afternoon to hand out coats, clothing and toys and serve a home-cooked meal. The food was prepared by the Men’s Group of the Salvation Army. Long tables, set with hand-drawn place mats, had been arranged along the hall.

Lt. Labbe did remark that this year’s turnout had been lower than anticipated.
“We’d love to start serving a meal again as we did in the past. Unfortunately we didn’t meet our kettle goal this past December,” he said. “We ended up missing our goal by $30,000. We will be meeting with our Advisory Board and members of the community who believe in our mission to see what we can do to make up for this tremendous shortfall. This includes revising our budget.”
The Malden chapter of the Salvation Army, which also covers Medford and Everett, has been at its 213 Main St. location since 1979. The Salvation Army offers a number of services to the community, such as youth programs, Bible Study groups and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. They also have a food pantry.
“This was my third year attending the Salvation Army’s Day of Service event and they did a great job providing a delicious warm meal and a place for families to “shop” for clothes and toys,” said Karen Hayes, Community Outreach Coordinator from the Mayor’s Office. “Martin Luther King Day was the perfect day to volunteer and serve your community – thank you to the Labbes for once again opening their doors to our Malden families!”


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