• January 11 2019,  Malden

    City seeking new member for Historical Commission

    Mayor Gary Christenson is reaching out to Malden residents in an effort to fill a vacancy on the Malden Historical Commission due to a recent retirement. The Historical Commission is a five-member Board appointed by the Mayor. The Commission was established in 1973 as a local historical commission pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8D to assist with the preservation, protection and development of the historical or archeological assets of Malden. Applicants should have a keen interest in architecture and historical preservation. Members are appointed to three-year terms and the Commission meets as needed. To apply, please complete the online Boards and Commissions Application in full by logging…

  • 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.…