• January 11 2019,  Malden

    This year, Malden reads ‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’

    This year, Malden reads ‘The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane’ By Barbara Taormina   Members of Malden Reads visited the City Council this week to pass along copies of “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” this year’s choice for their One City, One Book program. Organized by Malden Public Library and Malden Access Television, the program encourages everyone in Malden to read the same book and share their responses at different scheduled discussions, events, or just over lunch. This year’s book, by  New York Times best-selling author Lisa See, traces the experiences of a woman who becomes a tea master in China’s remote southwestern tea region along with the story…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden

    Senator Jason Lewis January Office Hours in Malden

    Senator Jason Lewis January Office Hours in Malden Senator Jason Lewis will host his monthly open office hours on Friday, January 18 from 10:00 -11:00 am at the Malden Senior Center (7 Washington St., Malden, MA). All residents are encouraged to drop in to speak with Senator Lewis and raise any concerns that they would like. Those who are unable to attend should feel free to contact Senator Lewis’s office at (617) 722-1206 to arrange a meeting.

  • January 11 2019,  Malden

    City seeks associate member for Board of Appeal

    Mayor Gary Christenson is reaching out to Malden residents in an effort to fill the vacancy of associate member on the Board of Appeal. The present vacancy is the result of a resignation. The seven-member Board of Appeal (five members and two associate members) operates under the mandates of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A and the City of Malden zoning ordinance. The Board of Appeal assists in the administration of Malden’s zoning ordinance by considering appeals to vary dimensional controls (lot size, frontage, height, setback, etc.) when a literal application of the ordinance would impose a hardship. Residents may also appeal decisions of the Building Inspector to the Board of…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden

    Upcoming Movie Night at the Malden Public Library

      Join us for Movie Night on Wednesday, January 30, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. We will be showing a recent film based on the bestselling novel “The Hate U Give,” which was also the 2018 Malden Reads book selection. The film stars Amandla Stenberg, Algee Smith, Regina Hall, Issa Rae and Common. The film is directed by George Tillman, Jr. “Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right” — www.imbd.com. The New Yorker writes, “The Hate U Give is [a] rare…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden

    Mystic Valley Elder Services receives $5k donation from People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Mass.

    Donation will support Money Management Program People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts (PUCFEM) recently presented a $5,000 check to Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES). The generous donation will help support MVES’s Money Management Program, which assists community-dwelling older adults and adults with disabilities within the MVES service area with basic paying management and economic stability. “We are so grateful for the support of the People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts,” said MVES CEO Daniel O’Leary. “Our agency relies on the generosity of business partners like the People’s United Bank Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts so we can provide this valuable program to older adults and adults living with disabilities.”…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden

    Sica announces new City Council appointments

    By Barbara Taormina   A new leadership team in city government emerged this week with City Council President Jadeane Sica’s announcement of 2019 City Council committee appointments. “It has taken weeks to come up with who would sit on which committee,” said Sica before reading a long list of committee assignments. The Finance Committee, which oversees the city’s spending and the annual city budget, will be led by Ward 6 Councillor David Camell with Councillor-at-Large Stephen Winslow serving as vice chairman. Ward 7 Councillor Neal Anderson, Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy, Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley and Councillor-at-Large Debbie DeMaria will also serve on the committee. The Rules & Ordinance…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden

    Board supports height cap on multifamily projects

    By Barbara Taormina   The Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend that multifamily residential buildings in the central business district be capped at seven stories or a maximum height of 75 feet. The board’s recommendation will now return to the City Council, which will make the final decision on the change to the zoning ordinance. A two-thirds majority vote of the council is required. Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy sponsored the proposal for the height restriction after an earlier proposal to limit residential buildings to six stories failed to win the support of two-thirds of the City Council last year. Murphy said the concern was that Jefferson Apartment Group’s new…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden Obituaries,  Obituaries,  Revere Obituaries

    Richard Paul “Dick” “Sully” Sullivan – Obituary

    Richard Paul “Dick” “Sully” Sullivan East Boston Native, 37 year committed & active friend of Bill W. Formerly of Malden, East Boston & Revere, in Wakefield at 79 years, following a lengthy illness on December 24th. Devoted father of Coleen Sullivan Curry & her husband Joseph, Megan Sullivan Toe & her husband John & the late Mary Ellen “Molly” Sullivan. Adored grandfather to Caroline, Violet & William Curry, all of Atlanta, GA. Cherished brother of Francis Joseph Sullivan & his wife Esther of Woburn, formerly of Melrose, Kathryn M. Murphy of Saugus & her late husband John, John L. Sullivan & his late wife Irene of Ft. Myers, FL. Dear…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden Obituaries,  Obituaries

    Carol A. (Goldman) Beal – Obituary

    Carol A. (Goldman) Beal Age 77, of Malden, MA, passed away Friday morning, December 28, 2018, at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading, MA. Born in Boston, MA, April 28, 1941, Carol was the daughter of the late Abrahem and Minnie Goldman. Carol was well loved and thought of. After raising her children and eventually retiring from the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, she then cared for her ailing daughter and her 3 grandchildren. She loved her grandchildren, the theatre, traveling, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and a 4 O’clock glass of wine with Oprah. Carol is survived by her sons, James (Sandra) Beal of Ohio, Michael Beal…

  • January 11 2019,  Malden Obituaries,  Obituaries

    Anita (Rud) Dworkin – Obituary

    Anita (Rud) Dworkin Age 88, of Malden. Entered Eternal Rest on December 31, 2018. Devoted wife of Barney Dworkin. Beloved mother of April Coppola and June Dworkin. Cherished grandmother of Allie Coppola and Nicolette Coppola. Graveside Service at Tifereth Israel Memorial Park, Everett on Friday, January 4. Memorial week private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For online condolences go to: www.goldmanfc.com Goldman Funeral Chapel – Malden 800-982-3717