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The Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (formerly Malden Redevelopment Authority) is located at 215 Pleasant St., 3rd Floor.

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MRA Staff Makes Donation to Housing Families' Holiday Gift Drive

MRA staff members purchased toys, clothing, etc. to donate to Housing Families' Annual Holiday Gift Drive. Housing Families, a Malden-based agency that aims to end family homelessness in Massachusetts, will open a Wonderland Boutique to give...

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Holiday Decorations at CBD Garage Pedestrian Overpass

New holiday decorations adorn 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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Malden Police Headquarters Ribbon Cutting

More than 200 people turned out at the October 22 ribbon cutting ceremonies for Malden's new Police Headquarters located at 800 Eastern Avenue.  Speakers at the event included Mayor Gary Christenson, Jay Ash, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing...

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Public Hearing on Substantial Amendment to Consolidated Plan

In accordance with U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development regulations, the City is required to advise residents about the progress of its current federal entitlement programs and seek input from residents.

The Malden...

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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 promotional billboard at the Oak Grove...

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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 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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