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Habitat Homes Coming to Malden

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston is building new Habitat Homes in Malden in partnership with low-income families.  It will be a two phase project on property on Main Street which Habitat purchased from the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA...

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Malden and the Nation Celebrate Community Development Week

More than $1.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding flows into Malden each year, helping the Cty build parks, rehab aging homes, improve infrastructure, and partner with local non-profits on issues including health,...

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Notice of Availability of FY 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan Draft

The City of Malden and North Suburban Consortium (NSC) comprised of the communities of Malden, Medford, Arlington, Everett, Chelsea, Melrose, Revere and Winthrop, acting by and through the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) completed a...

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Do You Want to Work at the New Encore Boston Harbor?

The City of Malden negotiated a surrounding community agreement that gives properly qualified Malden residents a hiring preference over residents of every city except the host city of Everett.  Go to the Encore Boston Harbor Culinary Job Fair to...

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General Land Area Minimum (GLAM) Calculation Completed

The City has been working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to gain a better understanding of housing need and demand in Malden. As part of this process MAPC recently completed a General Land Area Minimum (GLAM) analysis, also...

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Three New Apartment Buildings Under Construction at Overlook Ridge

Erland Construction has been selected by Roseland Residential - A Mack-Cali Company - to construct three five-story market rate apartment buildings and a five-level precast parking garage at Overlook Ridge.  Marketed under the name, Cantera,...

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CBD Garage - A Good Option for Saturday Parking

Beginning Saturday, February 23, 2019, persons who come to Malden Center can park all day for $3.00 at the CBD Garage, 170 Centre Street.  This is a good option for those who plan to stay and take advantage of the many retail and dining options...

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MRA Has New Operator to Manage Its Off-Street Parking Program

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) has a new parking operator to manage its off-street parking program which consists of garages and lots in the downtown and a lot in Maplewood Square.  SP+ Parking of Boston is the new operator. It was one...

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Baker-Polito Administration Hosts Massachusetts Opportunity Zone Conference in Lowell

On December 12, 2018 the Baker-Polito Administration hosted the Massachusetts Opportunity Zone Conference at the UMass Lowell Conference Center, engaging over 330 municipal leaders, state officials, economic development professionals, investors,...

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MRA Staff Donates to Housing Families' Holiday Gift Drive

MRA staff purchased toys, clothing, shoes, gift cards, etc. for Housing Families' Annual Holiday Gift Drive.   Housing Families runs a "Wonderland Boutique" so parents/families can shop for gifts.  Housing Families is a Malden-based organization...

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Dedication of Refurbished and Expanded World War I Memorial at Devir Park

The City of Malden dedicated a refurbished and expanded World  War I memorial at Devir Park at the corner of Malden Street and the Fellsway.  Several hundred people were in attendance.  The newly restored memorial consists of two new monuments...

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Exchange Street Design Public Hearing October 25, 2018

The City of Malden has received state support to provide construction financing for the reconstruction of Exchange Street in Malden Center. The work will include new sidewalks, new pavement, decorative lighting and a bike lane. MassDOT will...

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MRA Begins Section 106 Historic Review Process for St. Therese Senior Housing in Everett

The North Suburban Consortium (NSC) has reserved $1.5 million for construction of 77 units of senior housing on the site of St. Therese Church in Everett.  Also planned for the site is a senior-focused health center. The project involves the...

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Notice of Public Hearing, PY 2017 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) 15-Day Public Comment Period

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) has completed a draft of the PY 2017 (FY 2017-18) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and is making it available for public review and comment for 15 days – September 7, 2018...

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FTHB Education Course Reimbursement Program Extended Through December 31, 2019

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), representative member of the North Suburban Consortium (NSC), received a contribution from Prime Lending in recognition of the NSC’s work to promote affordable housing by providing funding for affordable...

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Developer Touts Malden’s “Super Authentic” Downtown

Sandi Silk, Senior Vice President of Jefferson Apartment Group, who is redeveloping the former city hall and police station site in Malden Center into a mixed-use development with 320 apartments, 22,000 SF of retail and a 44,000 SF office condo...

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Donation to World War I Memorial Project

The organizers of the recent 10K road race in Malden presented a $10,000 check to the City for the World War I Memorial Project at Devir Park. Accepting the check on behalf of the City was Mayor Gary Christenson along with Veterans Services...

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MRA Staff Makes Annual Donation of School Supplies to Housing Families

Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) staff members donated funds and purchased school supplies including backpacks, folders, pencils, pens, calculators, etc. for Housing Families' Annual Backpack Drive.  Housing Families is a Malden-based agency...

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MRA Director Joins City Officials on Tour of Everett Casino

Malden Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Deborah Burke joined a group of City of Malden officials led by Mayor Gary Christenson on a recent tour of the casino project in Everett. The group learned several interesting facts about the $2.5...

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MRA Staff Participate in Housing Panel

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) partnered with the Malden Housing Authority (MHA) on a panel discussion “Federal Capital Fund Program and Environmental Review Process” at this week’s annual meeting of the Massachusetts Chapter of the...

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