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MRA Main Office Relocates to 17 Pleasant Street

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Main Office has moved from 200 Pleasant Street to 17 Pleasant Street.  In an effort to revitalize Malden Square, City Hall and the Police Station at 200 Pleasant Street will be sold and demolished,...

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MRA Auctioning Off Miscellaneous Office Equipment

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is holding an auction to dispose of miscellaneous office furniture and equipment including the following:  lateral and vertical file cabinets, desks, and various other office equipment.  The auction will...

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MRA Staff Makes Donation to Housing Families' Annual Backpack Drive

Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) staff members donated funds to purchase school supplies including binders, notebooks, pens, pencils, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc. for the Housing Families' Annual Backpack Drive.  Housing Families is a Malden-...

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Funds Approved for Eastern Avenue Affordable Housing Project

The North Suburban Consortium (NSC), of which the Malden Redevelopment Authority is the lead agency, recently approved the allocation of $1.2 million in Federal HOME funds to subsidize some of the construction costs associated with a 14-unit (all...

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Improvements Made to Jackson Street Garage

Waterproofing improvements have been made to the Jackson Street Parking Garage located at 7 Jackson Street.  These improvements are the first in a series of a long-range plan to improve the downtown parking facilities. The majority of the long-...

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MRA Team Wins Award at Malden Chamber of Commerce Superbowl Event

The Malden Redevelopment Authority team was presented with the Best Team Spirit Award at the first Malden Chamber of Commerce Superbowl business to business bowling competition that took place June 16 at Town Line Luxury Lanes. The MRA placed 12...

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MRA Board Chair Attends Asian Community Development Corporation FTHB Workshop

The Asian Community Development Corporation hosted a workshop for First Time Home Buyers at Century Bank, 140 Ferry Street, Malden.  Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Board Chair, Amanda Linehan (far right in picture below), attended the event...

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Northeastern University Transportation Study Recommends Ways to Make Downtown Malden More Accessible

A group of Northeastern University Civil Engineering students in the Capstone Program developed transportation engineering solutions to improve an external client’s accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation and vehicular...

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New Artwork at MRA Main Office

Artwork depicting the various programs and activities the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) performs for and on behalf of the City adorns the lobby area at the MRA Main Office. 

 

Designed by Malden resident Virginie Nogara, the...

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Malden Earns Mass BioReady Platinum Rating

MassBio recently announced that the City of Malden improved its BioReady Rating to Platinum.  The BioReady Community designation signifies that a municipality has biotech and life sciences-friendly zoning, a streamlined permitting process and...

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MRA Promotes Lead Paint Abatement Program

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), which administers a Federally-funded Lead Paint Abatement Program, is expanding its promotional efforts to include billboard advertising along the MBTA. Shown is a new promotional billboard at the Oak...

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New LED Lights Installed at Malden Towers Garage

To improve lighting in the Malden Towers Garage, the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is replacing the existing sodium pressure lights with LED lights.

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Local Realtors Hear About the Latest Happenings in the City

Upwards of 15 Malden-area real estate brokers gathered recently to hear first-hand about the latest happenings in Malden.

 

Hosted by Mayor Gary Christenson, this was the second in a series of quarterly updates with residential...

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Malden Celebrates National Community Development Week

To celebrate National Community Development Week and emphasize how important Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are in improving the quality of life for Malden’s low to moderate income residents, Mayor Christenson, members of Malden...

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Community Development Block Grant Applications Available for 2016/2017

Applications are now available for the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program administered by the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), on behalf of the City of Malden. This  funding is through the U.S. Department of Housing and...

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MRA Staff at Malden Public Library Triple Threat Trivia

Members of the MRA staff participated in the 18th Malden Public Library Triple Threat Trivia fundraiser.  The event, which raises money to restore the Converse Memorial building, was held January 28.  There were three rounds with fifteen...

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MRA Staff Attends NCDA Conference in Washington

Representatives of various economic and community development offices from across the country attended the National Community Development Association (NCDA) conference in January, including MRA Executive Director, Deborah A. Burke, HOME Program...

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Plaque at FitzGerald Park Cleaned

The plaque at FitzGerald Park (Exchange Street) has been cleaned courtesy of Commerce Place.  The park was built in 1998 and dedicated to David R. FitzGerald, a former director of the Malden Redevelopment Authority.

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MRA Names New Officers

Malden resident Amanda M. Linehan has been elected Chairman of the Malden Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors.  She will serve a one-year term through the end of December 2016.

 

The five-member board, four of whom are...

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MRA Receives 2016 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), on behalf of the City of Malden, received the prestigious 2016 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award in recognition of its creative use of federal HOME and Community Development Block...

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