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A group of Malden High School freshman recently presented their Malden Adventures and Academics Program project to Mayor Christenson and Director of Public Works Bob Knox. The students were accompanied by MHS Counselor and MAAP Director Erin Craven.

Mayor Christenson and State Rep Ultrino wishes longtime Malden resident Antionette “Ann” Cesario a very happy 100th birthday at a celebration hosted by her family at Exchange Street Bistro. Ann was born July 22, 1915 on Hubbard Street, and is the oldest child of the late Giosue and Rose Verrengia.

Malden PD held a graduation ceremony for the Junior Police Academy summer camp where students in the fifth through eighth grades partake a week-long event. School Resource Officer Gustavo Kruschewsky put the “cadets” through their paces every day.

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Mayor Gary Christenson wished longtime Malden resident Elizabeth “Betty” Campano a very happy 100th birthday at a celebration recently held at 89 Pearl Street. Betty, who was born in Dedham, moved to Malden when she got married.

Summer concert draws nearly 100 residents who enjoyed the second of the Mayor’s Summer Concert series held on City Hall Plaza. For the first half hour, talented Malden youth musician Len Tetta warmed up the crowd. Then “Edgar and Friends Rock and Roll” rocked the audience with popular songs that got people to their feet.

Our Mystic River Rugby Club against the Rishworth School of Yorkshire England in the U19 International Rugby Tournament at Pine Banks Park. The club fields teams in Division 1 and Division 2 of the Rugby Union in the United States. Their home field is located at Pine Banks Park.

DPW's Mike Connaire was making his rounds in his street sweeper when he noticed a young man collapsing in the street. Mike called 911 and stayed by the boy’s side until the paramedics got him safely into the ambulance.

Monkey King Tea held a Grand Opening celebration at its newly renovated 249 Highland Avenue location, the home of the former Real Lucky.  The café serves artisanal coffees and espresso, craft bubble teas, loose leaf tea, fresh smoothies and offers baked goods as well.

Young people from the Youth Affordabili(T) Coalition, Mayor Christenson, Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack, MBTA and local elected officials along with students and families celebrated the start of the MBTA Youth Pass pilot program in Dudley Square with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

MAACC recruited and trained the youth leaders in research, survey design, and data collection. The MAACC coalition includes community leaders and activists from Asian Spectrum, Chinese Culture Connection, Wah Lu Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy, and others.

For Ramadan, the Sisters Committee of the Outreach Community Center cooked soup, rice, chicken, and vegetables to serve to the homeless at the First Baptist Church.  Mayor Gary Christenson and Police Chief Kevin Molis stopped by to thank them for their kindness.

National Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently organized and participated in a weeklong planning workshop, sponsored by MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative to study the business incubation and job growth potential of the lower Commercial Street.

The Library’s Summer Reading Program was initiated with an Ice Cream Social Kickoff Party with over 700 children and adults attending. The event was sponsored by Dairy Delight. Sign up at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org.

Shu Lain Cho, Virginia Doherty, and Peter Jani were sworn in to the Council on Aging. The Council on Aging members will work to advocate for and address issues confronting the City’s senior citizens. They also work to develop and implement programs providing social and support services, information and referral systems.

Malden’s Promise coalition thanked participants who help reach their goals. Malden’s Promise, funded by a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education grant, is organized by Karen Hayes, Community Outreach Manager, Renée Cammarata Hamilton, Cambridge Health Alliance Health Improvement Director; and, Marie Doehler, Malden High School Adjustment Counselor.

The Malden Sketch Group recently celebrated their 20 year anniversary! This dedicated group of approximately 75 active members credits the camaraderie they share as a major factor in the group’s remaining together. Although members drop in and out, the supportive atmosphere and proximity to the MBTA has been key in keeping them connected.

Linden STEAM Academy welcomed Mayor Gary Christenson to their Annual Exhibition to view projects that students worked on all year. This year’s exhibition highlighted projects done through the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach’s “Novel Engineering” program.

The Asian Cultural Center has donated 700 brand new Chinese books including classics and children’s books to the Malden Public Library. Mayor Gary Christenson along with Library Assistant Director Caron Guigli welcomed the members of the Asian Cultural Center and thanked them for their generosity.

In celebration of their third anniversary, My Little Best Friends pre-kindergarten students performed a dance routine for Mayor Gary Christenson and City Hall employees. The students and staff later toured the Mayor’s office and had the opportunity to ask questions.

Recently, employees of Rucci, Bardaro & Falzone celebrated “CPA Day of Service” with a Bike Path cleanup effort. It was a perfect opportunity to come together as a team, give back to their local community and unite with other members of the CPA profession!

Beebe student, Nicolas Goodman, was recently assignment to interview a Malden resident for a class assignment. He thought that it might be a good idea to interview the Mayor and the Mayor agreed.  Questions ranged from when and where he was born, schools attended, his favorite place in Malden, why he thinks Malden is a good place to live and if there was a place in Malden, no longer in existence, that he misses.

The City of Malden celebrated Flag Day at Bell Rock Memorial Park and was coordinated by Ward 1 Councillor Peg Crowe and School Committee member Pietro Ciccolini.

Ward 3 Councillor John Matheson held his annual Arbor Day Celebration at Fellsmere Park in honor of an American tradition. A weeping willow tree was planted along the banks of Fellsmere Pond.

Malden High School students recently celebrated the 100th year of The Blue & Gold newspaper. The celebration was to honor one century of student journalistic excellence.

Malden Youth TOPSoccer recently celebrated a great season with a pizza party and games at Amerige Park. TOPSoccer is a nationwide program that provides soccer-based activities for players with physical or mental disabilities.

Peg Crowe of Malden, named as an unsung heroine, has served the Malden community for over two decades at the Malden YWCA where she is currently the Director of Teen Services. Unsung Heroines are civically engaged women who spend their time and skills making a difference in their community.

Housing Families has been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Malden-based organization was chosen from more than 350 applicants during a very competitive review process.

Mayor Gary Christenson, Ward 6 Councillor Neil Kinnon and Director of Veterans Services Kevin Jarvis dedicate the Nathaniel C. Wright Memorial Square at the Corner of Spruce and Salem Streets.

The U13 Malden Mystic Valley Pride Basketball Team became the Zero Gravity Massachusetts State Champions!  The Mystic Valley Basketball organizers work hard to create a playing field that is fair for all athletes while developing an atmosphere that is competitive and fun at the same time.

Mayor Christenson congratulated Proprietor Attorney Lynn Leonard at the ribbon cutting of newly established businesses High Expectations and The Law Bench.  Attorney Leonard has invested more than $100,000 into renovating the properties located at 67-69 Summer Street.

Fire Fighters Memorial Sunday

The Malden Arts Council met at the Ryder Gallery for the planning of the 10th Annual of Window Arts Malden. The Malden Arts Council has worked tirelessly to bring art to our community through murals, “Art Salons," the Switch Box Project, and Window Arts.

The Malden Teen Enrichment Center (MTEC) youth have been enjoying a series of field trips to Symphony Hall to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as part of their new Musical Arts Enrichment Initiative.

Mayor Gary Christenson and Fire Chief Jack Colangeli officially welcomed Malden’s three newest Firefighters during a swearing-in ceremony on Friday, May 29th at City Hall. David Ball, Bradford Bianchi and Andrew Salerno who come to the Department as a result of recent retirements were sworn in by City Clerk Karen Anderson in front of family and friends.

A group of Malden High School (MHS) incoming freshman recently presented their Malden Adventures and Academics Program (MAAP) project to Mayor Gary Christenson and Director of Public Works Bob...
The Philadelphie Seventh Day Adventist Haitian-American Church recently held its 4th Annual Fundraising Gala at Anthony’s of Malden. More than 450 congregants came together to celebrate the wo...
Mayor Gary Christenson and State Representative Steve Ultrino recently wished longtime Malden resident Antionette “Ann” Cesario a very happy 100th birthday at a celebration hosted by her famil...
Mayor Gary Christenson joined Ward 1 City Councillor Peg Crowe and residents of the Robinson Cuticura Building at 59 Green Street to celebrate Beacon Communities' recent renovations that are i...
Mayor Gary Christenson will hold his monthly Public Safety Awareness meeting on Monday, July 27th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bell Rock Memorial Park on Main Street to address the latest crime statis...
The Malden Police Department recently held a graduation ceremony for the Junior Police Academy summer camp. Malden students in the fifth through eighth grades were invited to partake in the we...
Mayor Gary Christenson and the City of Malden will once again be rolling out the red carpet for the special athletes competing in the Medford Invitational Tournament’s 9th Annual Challenger Da...
Marking the momentous first steps in the construction process of Malden’s new police station, Mayor Gary Christenson came out to witness the beginning of the demolition of current buildings on...
Mayor Gary Christenson wished longtime Malden resident Elizabeth “Betty” Campano a very happy 100th birthday at a celebration recently held at 89 Pearl Street. Betty, who was born in Dedham, m...
An official groundbreaking took place at Coytemore Lea Park with Mayor Christenson, MRA Community Development Director Beth Rosa, and local residents kicking off a complete renovation to the c...
Mayor Christenson, City Hall employees and nearly 100 residents enjoyed the second of the Mayor’s Summer Concert series held on City Hall Plaza. For the first half hour, talented Malden youth ...
The City of Malden Police Department held another successful Bike Auction on Saturday, July 11th. Many residents came out hoping to own one of the 45 bicycles that were auctioned in “as is” co...
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