• December 15, 2017,  Malden

    Davis starts work as the new City Treasurer

    By Barbara Taormina After a search that took about six months to complete, Malden’s new Treasurer/Collector Jonathan Davis finally started work this week. Davis, the former deputy general manager and chief financial officer of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, has agreed to start off as an M2 City of Malden employee with a step 5 salary of $94,348.62. Nine months from now, city officials will review his job performance and if all is well, he will be bumped up to step 6 and earn $101,138.62 a year. “This is like other agreements we’ve had with other new department heads that we’ve hired,” said Human Resources Director Anthony Chiccuarelli this week.…

  • December 15, 2017,  Malden,  Obituaries

    Leonora N. (Tortorella) Caiazzo – Obituary

    Leonora N. (Tortorella) Caiazzo A lifelong resident of Malden, Dec. 8, 2017. Beloved wife of the late John P. Caiazzo. Loving & devoted mother of Eleanor C. Sloane & her husband William, Jr. & Evelyne J. Caiazzo. Dear sister of Robert & Nina Tortorella, Evelyne Olszak, & the late Josephine Morgan, Salvatore, Charles, Anthony, Frank & John Tortorella. Cherished grandmother of Peter John Sloane & his wife Beth & Nicholas Joseph Sloane. Great-grandmother of Nathaniel John & Adam Frederick Sloane. She is also survived by many nieces & nephews. A funeral service was held from the A.J.Spadafora Funeral Home, Malden on Monday, December 11. Interment was private. In lieu of…

  • December 15, 2017,  Malden,  Obituaries

    Linda L. (Lank) Lee – Obituary

    Linda L. (Lank) Lee Of Hull, formerly of Malden, December 2, 2017, at age 78. Beloved wife of the late Eugene S. Lee with whom she shared 22 years of marriage. Loving and devoted mother of Edward J. Perelli, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Woburn, and stepmother of Colleen Thirdgill and her husband Bryant of Hull. Dear sister of the late Carol Walker and her surviving husband Charles of Old Orchard Beach, ME, and the late Eleanor “Dolly” Hoyt. Caring aunt of Charles Walker and his wife Beth, and great-aunt to Chase and Jack Walker, all of Old Orchard Beach, ME. Services are private. Gifts in Linda’s memory may…

  • December 15, 2017,  Malden,  Obituaries

    Lenora (Zang) Surgecoff – Obituary

    Lenora (Zang) Surgecoff At 89, life-long resident of Malden. Entered Eternal Rest on December 9, 2017. Retired Librarian at Bunker Hill Community College. Beloved mother of Marlene Surgecoff and Harold & his wife Susan Surgecoff. Cherished grandmother of Melissa Surgecoff. Dear sister of the late Irving Zang, David Zang, and George Gilbert. Services were held at the Goldman Funeral Chapel, Malden on Monday, December 11. Interment in Mishna Cemetery, Everett. Memorial week will be private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Research, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. For online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com Goldman Funeral…

  • December 15, 2017,  Malden

    Malden Reads News

    Malden Reads Selects Companion Books for 2018 Malden Reads is pleased to announce the selection of companion books for young readers, all of which complement the themes of the 2018 main book selection, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. These books were chosen by a group of educators, librarians, and other individuals in the community offering their support and input. The following themes will be a focus of Malden Reads programming in 2018: understanding the perspective of youth, addressing the challenges of racial and income inequalities, listening to others with different viewpoints, and finding one’s voice and courage to stand up for what one believes in. Malden Reads is…