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Virtual Public Hearing and 2020 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Public Comment Period

The Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) has completed a draft of the FY 2020-21 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and is making it available for public review and comment for 15 days –...

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Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

 

August 19, 2021

 

North Suburban HOME Consortium

c/o Malden City Hall

215 Pleasant Street, Third Floor

Malden...

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Topping Off Ceremony at St. Therese Affordable Housing Project

The North Suburban Consortium (NSC) provided HOME funding for the St. Therese affordable housing project on Broadway in Everett.  Since the early 1990s, the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), now the Office of Strategic Planning and Community...

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NSC HOME Funds Utilized for Affordable Housing Project at 571 Revere Street, Revere

The North Suburban Consortium (NSC) provided HOME funds for the 571 Revere Street project in Revere.  The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), now the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD), has been the lead agency for...

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Starbucks Coming to Malden Fall 2021

Mayor Gary Christenson announced Starbucks is scheduled to open this Fall at 200 Exchange Street in Malden Center.  According to Kevin Duffy, Strategy and Business Development Officer, "the coffee shop is taking the key corner - literally right...

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Exchange Street Bistro Outdoor Cafe Open

Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held to celebrate the opening of the new outdoor dining area at the Exchange Street Bistro.  Shown in the photo are restaurant staff with owner, John Carlino, Mayor Gary Christenson and MRA Executive Director...

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Tous les Jours Cafe Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon cutting was held June 23, 2021 for Tous les Jours Cafe located at 230 Pleasant Street on the ground floor of the Jefferson Apartments at Malden complex and opposite the Malden Center MBTA Station.  Tous les Jours is an Asian-French...

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Beebe School Celebrates New Accessible Playground

A new playground has opened at the Beebe School, offering a myriad of play opportunities for children of all abilities.

 

Mayor Gary Christenson, Ward 3 City Councillor Amanda Linehan, Ward 3 School Committee member Jennifer Spadafora...

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City Organizes Summer Festivals in Support of Malden's Re-opening

Mayor Gary Christenson announced a series of outdoor Summer Festivals in Malden Center this summer. Beginning June 12th and occurring every other Saturday through the end of August, the City will be sponsoring live music, cultural performances, ...

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Community Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Trafton Park Improvements

The first phase of construction under the Trafton Park Master Plan has been completed, bringing an expanded playground with new play equipment, ball field dugouts, benches, picnic tables, and trees to the park, as well as improvements to walkways...

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Malden Featured in First Edition of HUD Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program Newsletter

The City of Malden through the Malden Redevelopment Authority used Section 108 financing for a city-wide program for design and reconstruction of streets and roads.  The reconstruction project is featured in the first edition of HUD's Section 108...

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Roosevelt Park Section 108 Loan Application Submitted

The Malden Redevelopment Authority has submitted a Section 108 loan application for the Roosevelt Park Improvement Project to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For more information and to view the application, please visit...

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Habitat Main Street Homes Phase I Nears Completion

After a year of challenges the two single-family homes constructed by Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston at the once blighted parcels at 964-968 Main Street near completion. 

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Supporting Malden Center Businesses with Four Hours Free Parking

The Office of Mayor Gary Christenson in partnership with the Malden Redevelopment Authority is launching a new parking validation program for customers who come to Malden Center to dine, shop or conduct business. The program begins Monday, May 10...

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City Departments Move to 215 Pleasant Street

City departments moved into the new City Hall at 215 Pleasant Street June 2020.  City Hall is a 45,000 square foot condominium within the mixed-use development by Jefferson Apartment Group where the old Malden Government Center was located. ...

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Malden Embraces Outdoor Dining

Twenty-five restaurants across the City have received City approval to open outdoor dining areas. In Malden Center, construction is complete on the outdoor seating area for Exchange Street Bistro. Owner John Carlino installed a wrought iron rail...

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New Nine-Story Downtown Office Tower Could Employ Upwards of 400

The Malden City Council gave the green light to a private developer to construct a nine-story mixed use office tower in Malden Center. Quaker Lane Capital, which owns the adjacent former Granada Theatre Building at 21 Pleasant Street, has...

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2021 Small Business Assistance Program Launched

The City of Malden and Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) have launched a 2021 Small Business Assistance Program to provide up to $10K in grants for COVID-19 relief to eligible Malden businesses. Businesses with five or fewer full-time...

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MRA Opens Filed General Bids for CBD Parking Garage 2021 Concrete Repairs and Waterproofing Project

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) opened filed General Bids Thursday, March 4, 2021 for waterproofing, damp-proofing and caulking; resilient floors;  and painting for the CBD Parking Garage 2021 Concrete Repairs and...

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MRA Plays Key Role in City’s Housing Stabilization Program During COVID-19

The City and the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) have been working tirelessly to stabilize Malden residents affected by coronavirus. The efforts have included a $500,000 eviction prevention program to provide every Malden resident facing...

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