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Malden’s Sign Design Ordinance Gets a Complete Overhaul

Malden’s Sign Design Ordinance was in need of a major overhaul. Its rules were confusing, offered little flexibility, did not address all types of signs or consider the neighborhood context of signage, or meet current best practices. Members of...

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Decorating Malden Square for the Holidays

DPW employees have begun decorating Malden Square by installing new holiday banners and bows on lightpoles on Pleasant, Main, Exchange and Jackson Streets. The banners were designed by Malden Redevelopment Authority employee Debi Morelli.
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MRA Observes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), a recent recipient of a $1.1 million HUD Lead-Based Paint Abatement Grant, is urging residents to get the facts about lead poisoning during the national weeklong observance of Lead Poisoning Prevention...

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Second Public Meeting on Commercial Street Corridor Plan Was Held October 16, 2017

On October 16 the City of Malden and the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) held a second public meeting to discuss the Commercial Street Framework Plan study.  The meeting took place in the Blue Room at Anthony's of Malden (meeting space was...

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Mums Planted at CBD Garage Pedestrian Overpass

Youths from the Malden Teen Enrichment Center along with Laz Parking employees planted mums in the flower pots in the pedestrian overpass that links the CBD Garage at 170 Centre Street to Pleasant Street in Malden Square. 

 

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Forest Street Road Works Begins September 25, 2017

Beginning Monday, September 25, 2017, road paving will begin on Forest Street from Sylvan Street to the Melrose City Line. The work will likely affect traffic in the area so please leave extra time for your commute.  Forest Street will be reduced...

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Notice of Public Comment Period, Public Hearing and HUD Program Year 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) has completed a draft of the FY 2016-17 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and is making it available for public review and comment for 15 days – September 13, 2017 through Sep...

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North Suburban Consortium Helps Fund Arlington Affordable Housing Project

The North Suburban Consortium (NSC) which is managed by the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA), provided $1.35 million of NSC HOME funds for the 20 Westminster Avenue project in Arlington. The MRA has been the lead agency for the NSC since the...

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Summer Interns Complete Six Weeks at the MRA

Through the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program, the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) was fortunate to have two Malden High School students, Lana Giha (incoming sophomore) and Michael d'Entremont (incoming junior) work at the MRA Main...

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MRA Staff Donates School Supplies to Housing Families

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

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First Public Meeting Regarding Commercial Street Framework Plan was held July 19

On July 19, 2017, the City of Malden and Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) held the first public meeting regarding the Commercial Street Framework Plan study (view...

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New ADA Improvements at Coytemore Lea Park

Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held at Coytemore Lea Park celebrating the completion of improvements consisting of the removal the existing gravel walkway and replacement with a new ADA-compliant asphalt walkway which will allow wheelchairs and...

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Bob Rotondi Recognized for Twenty Years of Service on Malden Redevelopment Authority Board

At its 2017 Annual Conference which was held in May in North Falmouth, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (MassNAHRO) presented more than a dozen annual Longevity Awards.  Robert Rotondi...

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City of Malden and MRA to Hold Public Meeting July 19 to Discuss Commercial Street Corridor Study

The City of Malden and Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) will hold a public meeting Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 6-8 pm, to discuss the Commercial Street Framework Plan study. The meeting will be in the gymnasium of the John and Christina...

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MRA Staff Escapes!

Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) staff took part in a team building exercise at 8D Room Escape and Board Games, which opened in Malden June 1.  In addition to board games, 8D has three escape rooms with unique themes and cutting edge...

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MRA Wins Best Team Spirit Award a Second Time

For the second year in a row, Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) wins Best Team Spirit Award at the Malden Chamber of Commerce Superbowl II, a business to business bowling competition that was held June 15, 2017 at Town Line Luxury Lanes.  The...

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Officials Tour Forestdale Park Assisted Living Model Units

City, State and Malden Redevelopment Authority officials had the opportunity to tour the two model units at...

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ABCD Head Start Opens New Center in Malden

Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) staff joined City, Federal and State officials at the recent ribbon cutting ceremonies celebrating the opening of a new state-of-the-art Head Start preschool learning center in Malden. The new ABCD Head Start...

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Malden Residents to Receive Preference for Jobs at Wynn Boston Harbor

The City of Malden and Malden Redevelopment Authority will host a job fair on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6:30-8 PM at Oppa’s Restaurant and Bar, 157 Pleasant Street. The event will highlight job opportunities soon to be available at the Wynn...

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Learn More About Forestdale Park Senior Community

Volunteers of America has scheduled two information sessions for seniors to learn more about Forestdale Park, an independent and assisted living and compass memory support facility being developed at 341 Forest Street, Malden (the site of former...

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