• 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…

  • December 15, 2017,  Malden

    Malden Public Library’s Upcoming Programs

    Malden Public Library’s Upcoming Programs   Thursday, December 21 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Mayor Storytime Mayor Gary Christenson will read aloud fun new picture books to young children; recommended for ages three and up. Preschool groups are welcome, but please call the library in advance. A simple craft will follow.   Every Thursday 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Preschool Storytime This drop-in Storytime for children ages three and up features several picture books, songs, rhymes and a simple craft.   Every Tuesday and alternating Saturdays 10:00-10:45 a.m. – Song & Rhyme Time This early literacy program, featuring nursery rhymes and classic songs, is perfect for infants and young children.   Alternating Saturdays 10:00-11:00…

  • 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…