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Parking Relief for Downtown Malden Restaurant Employees

COVID-19 has taken its toll on several businesses especially the downtown Malden restaurants that continue to face challenges resulting from the pandemic. In an effort to support the restaurants that in large part are drivers of the downtown...

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Entrance to the New City Hall at 215 Pleasant Street

Entrance to the new City Hall, a condominium in the mixed-use development consisting of apartments and commercial space on upper Pleasant Street opposite the Malden Center MBTA Station.  

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Paying Respect to the Former First Church in Malden

Paying respect to the former First Church in Malden Congregational, the redeveloper of the combined Malden Government Center, Malden Police Station and the First Church site agreed to forever memorialize the Church’s long-standing history in...

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MRA Main Office and Healthy Homes Rehab Office Merging Under One Roof June 29, 2020

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is merging its Main Office and Healthy Homes and Rehab Office under one roof effective Monday June 29, 2020. The new MRA Office will be located on the Third Floor of the new Malden City Hall at 215...

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Pleasant Street Open to Through Traffic June 8, 2020

Pleasant Street is open to through traffic as of June 8, 2020.  The street remains one way from Main Street to Abbott Street and two way from Commercial Street to Abbott Street.

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MRA Administering City's Grant Program for Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

The City of Malden, in collaboration with the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), is offering grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Funding is provided by Community Development Block Grant CARES Act.  Certain restrictions...

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MRA Administering the Malden Rental Assistance Fund to Assist Low-Income Malden Renters Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis

On behalf of the City of Malden, the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is administering the Malden Rental Assistance Fund to assist low-income Malden renters affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The program will cover the cost of one month’s rent...

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Rental Assistance and Small Business Assistance Programs

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), in partnership with the City of Malden, is administering Rental Assistance and Small Business Assistance programs to help Malden residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The MRA will...

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Amendment to PY19 CDBG Annual Action Plan

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is accepting written comments on a proposed amendment to the current year (2019-2020) Annual Action Plan to incorporate new federal funding made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...

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MRA Collaborating with City to Create Rental and Small Business Assistance Programs

Help for Tenants

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), in collaboration with the City of Malden, is creating a rental assistance program to assist low-income Malden renters who are unable to pay rent...

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COVID-19 Means Changes to Downtown Off-Street Parking Program

The CBD Garage, located at 170 Centre Street at the corners of Route 60 and Middlesex Street has reopened to short-term parkers.  The Jackson Street Garage at 7 Jackson Street opposite the Malden Center MBTA Station remains closed to short-term...

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Ferryway Tot Lot Improvements Underway Spring 2020

The Ferryway School tot lot will receive upgrades Spring 2020 to make it accessible to all children, including those with physical mobility challenges. The Ferryway School has a number of children who use wheelchairs and who are currently unable...

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Bay State Commons Groundbreaking

City Officials and Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Executive Director Deborah Burke attended the groundbreaking for Bay State Commons at 368 Pleasant Street, Malden.  Bay State Commons is a 30-unit condominium complex that will operate as a...

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Faces Brew Pub Eyeing April 2020 Opening

Faces Brewing Co. is coming to Malden Center, bringing a brand new gastropub and brewery to Pleasant Street. The 300-seat establishment, located in a former bank building at 50 Pleasant Street, plans to open early April 2020. Owned and operated...

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New England Coffee Featured on CBS Boston WBZ TV News

New England Coffee, a 100-year old family run business in Malden, was recently featured on...

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Habitat Homes Building in Full Swing

Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Executive Director Deborah Burke stopped by the Habitat for Humanity build site recently to thank students and teachers from the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational...

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MRA Will Provide Free Training in Lead Safety Practices

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) administers a federally funded lead paint abatement program that has resulted in the abatement of lead paint from several hundred housing units in Malden. 

The MRA is committed to making Malden...

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DRAFT 2020-2024 Malden and North Suburban Consortium Consolidated Plan Available for Review and Public Comment

The DRAFT 2020-2024 Malden and North Suburban Consortium Consolidated Plan is available here and at the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), 17 Pleasant Street, Third Floor, Malden for a 30-day comment period.  Comments may be emailed to...

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CDBG FY 2020-2021 Application Available (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 28, 2020 by 12 PM)

CDBG FY 2020-2021 Application available.  Applications must be submitted by 12 PM, Friday, February 28, 2020 to Alexander Pratt, Malden...

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MRA Seeking Contractors for Lead Hazard Control and Housing Rehabilitation Program

The MRA is seeking qualified construction contractor firms to provide lead paint abatement services in conjunction with its Federally-funded Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant and Housing Rehabilitation Program. 

Construction...

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