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Steve Winslow announces candidacy for Councillor-at-Large

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~ Political Announcement ~

Bike to the Sea Co-Founder, former School Committee Member, and community development expert pledges to work with residents to move Malden forward

Today I announce my candidacy for Malden City Councillor-at-Large. I want to be a progressive, community‐focused voice on the Council and hope to earn your vote in November.

Maldonians probably know me best as co-founder of Bike to the Sea, the Malden nonprofit that has worked since 1993 to make the Northern Strand Community Trail and Bikeway Community Garden a reality. In my professional capacity as a manager of community development projects for more than 20 years, I have run large and small projects from start to finish. From articulating a vision to planning, gathering financial and material resources, navigating legal requirements, budgeting, and executing on the ground, I know exactly what it takes to make things happen. And as someone who cares deeply about the city that has been my home for 28 years, I want to use my experience and skills to move Malden forward. Smart development will be one key focus of my work – including affordable housing, effective public transportation, and a safe environment for people who drive, bike, or walk.

As a product of public schools, as well as a parent and grandparent, I know that public education is a critically important part of our City and our democracy. Having served on the Malden School Committee from 2007 to 2013, I am fully aware of the practical challenges our schools face. I will continue to work hard for equitable funding, smaller class sizes, strong leadership, and the best education we can provide for every one of our children.

Over the past several years, I have been proud to work with Preserve Malden to ensure that Malden has funds to protect its historic treasures, improve parks, and provide affordable housing. As Councillor‐at‐Large, I will seek to engage the entire community in making sure we spend these funds on projects of maximum benefit to residents today and tomorrow.

My experience – as an attorney, community development project manager, and School Committee member – has given me a profound appreciation for what we can accomplish when we work together. Malden’s diverse mix of residents enriches our City, generating enormous potential for creative ideas and innovative solutions. I plan to tap this potential in ways that benefit everyone. I will be a champion for every Malden resident and neighborhood, and will ensure that residents have a strong voice in key decision‐making processes. Government at every level has an important role to play in enriching our lives. At a time when divisive politics and policies are generating fear and worry, I pledge to be a progressive Councillor‐at‐Large who partners effectively with colleagues, community groups, and residents to address concerns and set Malden on the right path.

I hope I can earn your vote and become your voice on the City Council. I look forward to meeting you in the coming months, hearing your thoughts, and sharing my ideas for how we can keep Malden moving forward together. To learn more about my candidacy, please visit my Facebook page, Winslow for Malden.

 

About Steve

Steve and his wife Helen have lived in Malden for 28 years – most of that time in Maplewood – and have helped raise their three granddaughters here by regularly taking them to school, dance and Kung Fu classes in the City. Steve co‐founded Bike to the Sea and has served on its board since 1993. He also served on the Malden School Committee from 2007 to 2013 and on the Malden Democratic City Committee. Steve attended public schools in San Jose, California and has degrees in Chemical Engineering and Law from the University of California. He currently works as a Senior Project Manager, planning, funding, and building community development projects for the City of Gloucester. In his spare time Steve enjoys hiking, bicycling, and mentoring people of all ages in bicycle safety.

 

Mystic Valley girls named CAC baksetball All-Stars

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Two members of Mystic Valley Regional Charter School’s girls’ basketball team were recently named Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) All Stars. Sophomore Talia Mamayek of Melrose and junior Menel Lamadzema of Everett were honored at Greater Lawrence Tech for their seasons – which coincided with setting a new program record for wins with 18. In addition, Lamadzema was named the CAC’s Most Valuable Player.

Mamayek was the team’s second-leading scorer this past year, scoring 9.5 points per game. She led the Lady Eagles with almost 11 rebounds a game and was the team’s best defender, according to Head Coach Jason Cantwell, who added, “Talia’s ability to play bigger than her height was one of the main reasons for our success this past season. Talia is a coach’s dream; she comes to practice ready to work and improve each and every day. I was proud to see her hard work pay off this season as she was nominated by all coaches in the league as a consensus first team All-Star. That’s as big a compliment as any player can get.”

Lamadzema earned her fourth consecutive All Star award and her first MVP trophy. Lamadzema, who had become the school’s all-time leading scorer at 1,516 career points in the final game of the season, could become the first five-time CAC Basketball All Star in school history. Averaging a school-record 25 points per game this past season, she also set a school record with 43 points scored against Lowell Catholic in January. Coach Cantwell added, “Having a player as gifted as Menel is a pleasure. She works as hard as anyone to improve, and I was proud when the coaches in the league voted her MVP. I look forward to working with her going forward [as] she begins to prep for her senior year and basketball at the collegiate level. She has a realistic shot at 2,000 points, which would be an incredible feat.”

   

Recovery Coach Academy in Malden begins in April

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Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA), with help from the Malden Fire and Police Departments, will be bringing the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy to Malden in April. MOA is extremely excited to have this fantastic opportunity to train up to 30 people as recovery coaches, in hopes of bringing support to those in need. It is MOA’s hope that these efforts will help to reduce opioid fatalities in Malden and surrounding communities. (Photo courtesy of Ricky Rosales)

 

   

Immaculate Conception Church of Malden to host 32nd Annual Palm Sunday Concert – April 9

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The 32nd Annual Ecumenical Palm Sunday Concert will be presented on Sunday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church of Malden/Medford. Combined area church choirs and soloists, accompanied by organ, under the direction of Rosalind Mohnsen, Director of Music and Organist of Immaculate Conception Church, will perform “The Seven Last Words of Christ by Théodore Dubois.

Participants in the past have included singers from First Baptist Church of Malden, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church of Salem, St. John the Evangelist Church of Beverly, St. Joseph’s Church of Belmont, St. Joseph’s Church of Malden, St. Joseph’s Church of Medford, First Community United Methodist Church of Medford, Holy Rosary Church of Winthrop, St. Peter’s Community of Malden and Immaculate Conception Church of Malden/Medford.

The public is cordially invited. A reception will follow the program in the Parish Hall. For further information, telephone 781-324-4941.

   

Library employee celebrates 45 years of employment

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Mayor Gary Christenson joined Malden Public Library Director Dora St. Martin and Library staff to congratulate a longtime employee, Marjorie Glennon, on 45 years of outstanding service to the Library. In 1972 Marge began working for the Library as a student messenger in the Converse Memorial Building. She became a full-time employee in 1978, and is likely the only staff member to work under former Directors Irving Cole and Dina Malgeri as well as current Director Dora St. Martin! The mayor presented Marge with a citation in recognition of her dedicating her entire career to providing quality customer service to all patrons using the Library.

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