• January 11 2019,  Malden

    City of Malden receives $300,200 in state Municipal Public Safety Staffing Grant

    Malden was announced as one of the awardees of the Massachusetts Municipal Public Safety Staffing Grant through the state Office of Public Safety and Security. Malden is one of 10 municipalities across the Commonwealth to receive assistance through this grant, which helps cities and towns throughout the state to address and meet the staffing needs of their police and/or fire departments. Massachusetts House of Representatives members Steve Ultrino, Paul Donato and Paul Brodeur were integral in procuring the funding through this grant program. The Malden House of Representative delegation is proud to continue advocating for state funds to support public safety personnel and services. Malden was awarded $300,200 overall: $150,100…

  • Malden,  October 26 2018

    City Council approves new $5 million bond for City Hall

     By Barbara Taormina The City Council unanimously and enthusiastically approved an order to borrow $5 million this week to finish Malden’s new City Hall. Councillors took turns at the mic to praise the building, the Municipal Building Committee that shepherded the interior design, and the “creative financing” that allowed the city to build a new Police Station and a new City Hall as part of an ambitious plan to reconfigure and revitalize downtown Malden. Councillor-at-Large Craig Spadafora, who served on the building committee along with Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy, Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley and other city officials, said the group put a tremendous amount of work into both…

  • July 13 2018,  Malden

    Longtime Malden HR employee retires

    Mayor Gary Christenson congratulated longtime City of Malden employee Stella Pinkham on her recent retirement. Stella, a lifelong Malden resident, worked in the Human Resources Department. Although she began her service in the senior tax work-off program, she proved so valuable she became a permanent member of the staff. Stella’s work managing Labor Services as well as processing unemployment claims has been invaluable to the Department, and she will truly be missed. The City of Malden wishes Stella all the best on her well-deserved retirement!

  • June 1 2018,  Malden

    School budget targets social-emotional education

    By Barbara Taormina   The Finance Committee is in the process of reviewing each city department’s proposed 2019 budget, and this week members took a look at the numbers for city schools. This year the School Committee has proposed a $71,499,117 budget, roughly a 3 percent increase over last year’s budget of $69,218,947. This year’s budget is described as a level-services plan that avoids any cuts to teachers and staff and focuses new resources on special education and social-emotional supports for students. “Social-emotional support is a priority in this budget as we experience more needs for our students with a level of acuity that continues to witness younger children requiring…

  • June 1 2018,  Malden

    New ordinance aimed at preserving city’s historical character

    By Barbara Taormina   Anyone living in an older home in Malden may now need approval from the Historical Commission before making any changes to the exterior façade. The City Council this week passed the Demolition and Alteration Delay Ordinance, which will give the city up to 12 months to work with property owners to find alternatives to razing or remodeling structures that have some historical significance because of ties to the architectural, political, cultural, economic or cultural history of Malden. The city issues about five demolition permits each year, so much of the review by the Historical Commission will involve older homes that owners plan to renovate or remodel.…

  • Malden,  March 16 2018

    Citywide fundraising effort for World War I Monument renovations

    The City of Malden in collaboration with Malden veteran organizations, including the Jewish War Veterans and Irish American Club, is launching a citywide fundraising effort to support the renovation of the World War I (WWI) Monument at Devir Park. The Monument was dedicated on July 4, 1920, and specifically honored Malden’s “Edgeworth” WWI veterans. The City of Malden recently became aware that nearly three-quarters of Malden’s WWI veterans are not memorialized anywhere in the community – the existing Monument lists roughly 500 names of the 2,000 or so who served. As a result, this 100-year-old Monument will undergo a transformation with the addition of two bronze plaques bearing the names…

  • Malden,  March 9 2018

    Citywide fundraising effort for World War I Monument renovations

    The City of Malden in collaboration with Malden veteran organizations, including the Jewish War Veterans and Irish American Club, is launching a citywide fundraising effort to support the renovation of the World War I (WWI) Monument at Devir Park. The Monument was dedicated on July 4, 1920, and specifically honored Malden’s “Edgeworth” WWI veterans. The City of Malden recently became aware that nearly three-quarters of Malden’s WWI veterans are not memorialized anywhere in the community – the existing Monument lists roughly 500 names of the 2,000 or so who served. As a result, this 100-year-old Monument will undergo a transformation with the addition of two bronze plaques bearing the names…

  • Malden,  March 2 2018

    Citywide fundraising effort for World War I Monument renovations

    The City of Malden in collaboration with Malden veteran organizations, including the Jewish War Veterans and Irish American Club, is launching a citywide fundraising effort to support the renovation of the World War I (WWI) Monument at Devir Park. The Monument was dedicated on July 4, 1920, and specifically honored Malden’s “Edgeworth” WWI veterans. The City of Malden recently became aware that nearly three-quarters of Malden’s WWI veterans are not memorialized anywhere in the community – the existing Monument lists roughly 500 names of the 2,000 or so who served. As a result, this 100-year-old Monument will undergo a transformation with the addition of two bronze plaques bearing the names…

  • January 12 2018,  Malden

    “City of Malden Live” Meeting on January 18, 2017

    “City of Malden Live” Meeting on January 18, 2017 Mayor Gary Christenson will hold his second “City of Malden Live” quarterly meeting on Thursday, January 18th from 6-8 PM at the Beebe School Auditorium, 401 Pleasant Street. State Senator Jason Lewis will join the Mayor and the panel of City officials from various departments to address residents’ questions or concerns. The meeting will simultaneously be shown on Facebook Live at Facebook.com/cityofmalden where residents may watch live and ask questions of City officials. Individuals unable to attend the event either in person or online may submit their questions ahead of time by emailing info@cityofmalden.org or messaging the City’s Facebook page.