• 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…

  • December 15, 2017,  Malden

    City Council strikes out at Planning Board hearing

    By Barbara Taormina The City Council presented a slate of proposed changes to the city’s zoning ordinances which were crafted to control residential development, and the Planning Board rejected almost all of it. The Planning Board and the council’s Ordinance Committee held a joint public hearing this week to review proposals to change height restrictions, lot sizes and density requirements for multifamily developments and other buildings in the central business district. Also on the agenda were proposals to shift the authority to grant certain special permits from the Planning Board to the City Council and to eliminate the special zoning for Rowe’s Quarry and the residential incentive overlay zones in…

  • December 15, 2017,  Malden

    Housing Families holds annual gift drive

    Councillor-at-Large Debbie DeMaria was joined by Mayor Gary Christenson’s Office and the Junior Aid Association at Housing Families Inc. (HFI) to deliver gifts and donations for families in need. As part of its Annual Holiday Gift Drive, HFI collects items for a “Wonderland Boutique” where parents are able to “shop” specifically for their children during the holiday season. For further information about how to support HFI’s efforts, please contact pkelly@housingfamilies.org.

  • December 15, 2017,  Malden

    Op-Ed: A Path Forward For Our Innovation Economy

    By State Sen. Jason Lewis In Massachusetts, we are home to some of the most transformative industries in the world. Leading companies in consumer technology, robotics, healthcare, biotechnology, and so many more have chosen to start here and thrive here. That’s not by accident. Much of our success is thanks to the incredibly talented people we have in this state, and the parents and schools that teach them. We also have taken concrete steps to establish a fair, supportive atmosphere for innovative companies to succeed. This has meant more jobs, more innovation, and a strong economy. That’s the good news. The bad news is that if we don’t continue to…