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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.

Mayor Christenson congratulated Fire Chief Colangeli for the Malden Fire Department’s recent award of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant in the amount of $272,964. Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Finn and Lieutenant Steve Loveridge wrote the grant and the Department was awarded the amount they asked for.

A new “Splash Pad” has been installedd at Lincoln Commons Park, at Cross and Bryant Streets. The splash pad contains ground nozzles that spray water upwards. This new amenity has been installed so that children in the area will have a public place to cool off during the hot summer.

MHS student artists are exhibiting their work in the Mayor's front lobby and conference room. Among creations are political portraits and caricatures, digital artwork, still-lifes, and watercolors. Twice each year, the artwork is swapped out and it is truly a highlight of the Mayor’s office!

Frank Cali, the lucky winner of “Lunch with the Mayor” at last month’s Swing into Spring Senior Citizen Daffodil Dance, and three of his friends enjoyed a fantastic meal, courtesy of Mayor Christenson at All Seasons Table.

Trainor Dedication - Congresswoman Katherine Clark joined Mayor Christenson, Senator Lewis, Representatives Donato and Ultrino, members of the city council, Kevin Jarvis and the Malden VSO, and the City of Malden for the dedication of the Private First Class Paul W. Trainor Memorial Square.

The MHS Crew held its 5th Annual “Moose on the Malden Regatta” - the largest home regatta of the season with 15 teams from all over New England competing in 17 different events. Our Crew took home medals in several events.

Mayor Gary Christenson attended Angel Baseball’s First Annual Fundraising Gala last weekend at Anthony’s of Malden. Angel Baseball, established in 2004 provides an opportunity for local youth to play competitive baseball at a nominal cost. See story below:

The Public Schools hosted a series of Drum Otha Day events, an interactive “drum circle” which consists of a group of people who play drums and percussion to create in-the-moment music to encourage creativity, communication and a healthy lifestyle. The performances were enjoyed Mayor Christenson and by the children who were encouraged to dance as well as play the drums.

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Malden Incorporates a New Tradition into July 4th Festivities - Please join Mayor Gary Christenson for the commencement of a new Malden tradition to kick off the City’s July 4th festivities. The reading of the May 27, 1776 document that contains the…
The City of Malden Celebrates Flag Day
The City of Malden celebrated Flag Day on June 14th at Bell Rock Memorial Park. The annual event was coordinated by Ward 1 City Councillor Peg Crowe and School Committee member Pietro Ciccolini. Mayor Christenson, State Representatives Paul Donato…
Malden Celebrates Arbor Day
Ward 3 City Councillor John Matheson held his annual Arbor Day Celebration at Fellsmere Park. In honor of this American tradition, Councillor Matheson was joined by Mayor Gary Christenson, employees of the Department of Public Works and many resident…
Blue & Gold Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence
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 and was held in the gallery in Holland House at the High School. A commemorative …
Peg Crowe of Malden Named as an Unsung Heroine
Peg Crowe of Malden will be honored as an Unsung Heroine in the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 12th Annual Unsung Heroines Celebration on Wednesday June 17, 2015 at the State House. Malden State Representative Steven Ultrino…
South Broadway Park Renamed
Mayor Gary Christenson and Ward 6 Councillor Neil Kinnon are pleased to announce that the Public Works Commission approved their request to name the South Broadway Park and Baseball Field in tribute of two prominent Maldonians.…
MTEC Teens Grow Green Thumbs
The Malden Teen Enrichment Center youth have been getting a great horticultural education thanks to the Community Garden Pilot program that they have participated in over the last four weeks. Each class, taught by landscape architect Clay Larson…
Housing Families awarded $100,000 grant from Cummings Foundation
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 competi-…
Nathaniel C. Wright Memorial Square Dedication
Mayor Gary Christenson, Ward 6 Councillor Neil Kinnon and Director of Veterans Services Kevin Jarvis invite the public to attend the Nathaniel C. Wright Memorial Square Dedication on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM. The ceremony will take place at…
Grand Opening of the Law Bench and High Expectations
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..…
Firefighters' Memorial Sunday
The Malden Fire Department held its annual Firefighters' Memorial. Every year since 1869 on the first Sunday of June, a Memorial Service is held at the Forest Dale Cemetery following a march from the Central Fire Station on Sprague Street. Fire Chief…
MTEC Teens Go to the Symphony
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. Funded by a grant of the Adelaide Breed Bayrd …
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