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Roberto Di Marco announces candidacy for City Councillor-at-Large

  Malden Attorney Roberto Di Marco recently announced his intention to seek a position on the Malden City Council, filing the necessary paperwork for the creation of a finance committee. Di Marco cited his love of his hometown and his desire to serve the public as reasons for entering the race. “Malden welcomed my father when he immigrated to this country the same way it welcomed my mother’s grandparents when they immigrated here. Although they arrived 60 years apart, they each found Malden to be a city that greeted new residents with open arms, bringing each new family into the fabric of the community. When my time came, I chose to make Malden my own family’s home for those same reasons,” said Di Marco. “I have made my home here and I am raising my family here. I have attended church here all my life and built a business here in Malden. For all that Malden has given me, I feel it is my duty to give my time and talents to the city I love.” Di Marco attended Malden’s former Emerson Elementary School and Beebe Junior High School. He graduated from Malden Catholic High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Brown University. After graduating from college, Di Marco taught special needs students at the Landmark School in Beverly and obtained graduate school credits toward a master’s degree in special education. Di Marco earned his J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law. “Malden has experienced tremendous prosperity in the past 30 years, earning a unique place among the most desirable cities in Massachusetts, but that prosperity has also created many challenges and left many of our citizens behind, an injustice that needs to be addressed,” said Di Marco. “Additionally, political rifts have developed that concern me. My goal is to unite our city leaders to focus on what will continue to make Malden a great place to live and work for families of all ethnicities and cultures. Consensus is key to ensuring that Malden continues to grow strong and prosperous.” In 2003, Di Marco opened his own law office in Malden. His firm, Foster, Walker & Di Marco, has provided legal representation to scores of Malden residents over its 18-year history. In those 18 years, Di Marco has been the Chair of the Malden Conservation Commission and a founding member of the Community Preservation Commission. Currently, Di Marco is a member of the Board of Trustees for Malden Catholic. As an attorney and community member, he has personally represented individuals before various boards and departments in the city of Malden. He has brought new developments and businesses to Malden while maintaining a focus on the benefits to the community. Di Marco and his wife, Dr. Maria Teresa Davila, have been married for 24 years and have four children. “MT” was born and raised in Puerto Rico, did her graduate master’s studies at Boston University, followed by a PhD at Boston College. She is a professor of Christian Ethics at Merrimack College and a public speaker and writer on issues of poverty, class and race. Their children have all attended Malden’s Forestdale Elementary and Middle School, participated in local youth sports programs and community events. Di Marco’s mother, Mary-Anne (Puleo) Di Marco, was a public school teacher at Malden’s former Lincoln Junior High and at Malden High School. She currently works as the director of the Foreign Students Program at Malden Catholic. Di Marco’s family has owned and operated several businesses in Malden and the surrounding area over the past few decades, including his grandparents’ restaurant, The Highland Café, a Malden institution.

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