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“Malden River Works for Equity and Resilience” Awarded 2019 Norman B. Leventhal City Prize

A group of Malden community leaders, environmental advocates, urban design practitioners and local government officials has been awarded the first ever Norman B. Leventhal City Prize from MIT’s Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU) for...

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City and MRA Begin Planning Process for the Broadway (Route 99) Corridor

In 2018, the City of Malden was awarded a Massachusetts Gaming Commission Non-Transportation Planning Grant to complete a land use and economic development plan for the Broadway (Rte. 99) Corridor in Malden. The Malden Redevelopment Authority is...

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MRA Executive Director Visits New City Hall


MRA Executive Director Deborah Burke, Kathleen Manning Hall of the...

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Malden Receives $400,000 for Trafton Park

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) won a $400,000 grant for improvements at Trafton Park on Granite Street, the maximum award amount under the state’s competitive Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) grant program,...

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MRA and City Celebrate FitzGerald Park Improvements

Mayor Gary Christenson and Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Executive Director Deborah Burke joined community groups, advocates and project partners for a ribbon cutting event celebrating the reopening of FitzGerald Park, a pocket park...

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MRA Volunteers at Habitat Build

Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) staff took part in a community build at the Habitat for Humanity Boston affordable housing site in Malden.  Under the direction of experienced on-site construction managers one MRA crew assembled and installed...

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Affordable Housing Strategies for Malden

The City of Malden received a Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in June 2019 that demonstrated a need to address housing affordability in Malden. Working closely with the office of Mayor Gary...

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Malden's Newest Assisted Living Development Open for Business

Malden’s newest assisted living development is open for business.  Owned by Volunteers of America, a not-for-profit, Forestdale Park Assisted Living & Compass Memory Support at 341 Forest Street features 3 independent senior apartments, 60...

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ARTLine Mural on Exchange Street Side of 110 Pleasant Street Building

Shout out to MaldenArts as it continues its ARTLine mural project on the Exchange Street side of the 110 Pleasant Street building. This mural has a “...

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Activating the Creative Economy in Malden

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) recently joined the Mayor’s Office and Malden Access Television to co-host a reception entitled, “Activating the Creative Economy in Malden” which brought together artists, local developers and business...

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New Decorative Lights at Coytemore Lea Park

New decorative lights adorn the walkway at Coytemore Lea Park on Mountain Avenue.  The upgrade was funded with Community Development Block Grant funds administered by the Malden Redevelopment Authority.

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Faces Brew Pub and Restaurant On Track to Open Fall of 2019

Malden continues to attract new restaurants to its great dining scene. Faces Brew Pub and Restaurant will open Fall of 2019. The owners are retrofitting what was once the First National Bank of Malden at 46 Peasant Street into a 300-seat...

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MRA Seeking HOME Director UPDATED POSTING

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An exciting opportunity to join the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) to oversee the HOME Consortium and work with diverse communities that are experiencing exciting growth opportunities. The...

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J Malden Center Development

This colorful banner recently went up on the new J Malden Center mixed-use development opposite the Malden Center MBTA Station.

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Habitat Main Street Project Phase Two

Persons interested in receiving notice when the application process begins for Phase Two of the Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston (Habitat) Main Street, Malden project (a six unit townhouse development) should contact Esther Powell at...

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CDBG Coalition Issues Report on Impact and Funding Need

The CDBG Coalition, a network of national organizations led by the National Community Development Association, issued a report (July 2019) which speaks to the...

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EOHED Secretary Visits Malden Center

City, State and Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) officials welcomed Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy to Malden Center where he toured some key economic development project sites.

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FitzGerald Park Improvements

Work is finishing up at FitzGerald Park, where the major work has been completed and there are only a few punch list items left to be completed by the contractor.  FitzGerald Park, the pocket park on Exchange Street in Malden Center, is getting a...

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Groundbreaking for Habitat Homes May 29, 2019

Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and City officials turned out for the groundbreaking ceremony for two new single-family homes being built in Malden by Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston (Habitat).
 

The one time blighted parcels...

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A "Pleasant" Stroll

Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Executive Director Deborah Burke recently took a stroll down Pleasant street for a curb side view of all the activities taking place. She captured some of the look, feel and excitement with these photos:

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