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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 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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Big Gain in Home Prices in Malden

The median sale price for a single-family home in Malden rose by 10.7% in the first eleven months of 2015.  According to a report by The Warren Group, a Boston-based real estate tracking firm, the median sale price for a single-family home in...

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MRA Staff Donates to Housing Families' Holiday Gift Drive

Several MRA staff members purchased toys, clothing, books, etc. to donate to Housing Families' Holiday Gift Drive. Housing Families, a Malden-based agency that aims to end family homelessness in Massachusetts, opened a Wonderland Boutique which...

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Banners and Lights Give the Downtown a New Look

The Offices of Mayor Christenson and the Ward 4 Councillor along with the Malden Redevelopment Authority and the Malden Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the installation of banners on the decorative light poles on Pleasant Street. ...

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Former MRA Board Member Judge Jeffrey Abber Receives Jurist of the Year Award

Former longtime MRA Board Member Jeffrey A. Abber received the "Jurist of the Year Award" at the Middlesex Country Bar Association's 115th Annual Banquet.  Judge Abber, who presides in the Middlesex Probate and Family Court, received a standing...

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Malden Receives Additional MassWorks Grant for Downtown Revitalization

Mayor Gary Christenson and State Representatives Paul Donato and Steve Ultrino were pleased to accept an $850,000 MassWorks grant during a recent State House Ceremony held with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Housing and...

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MRA/City Partner with MAPC on Downtown Parking Study-Final Report Released

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) released its final report of findings on a Malden Center Parking Study that highlights the needs and challenges facing local businesses, consumers and visitors to the downtown Malden area. The MAPC is...

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 25-31

October 25 – 31 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.  This year's National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," underscores the importance of testing your home, testing your child, and...

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480 Main at Malden Square

Mayor Christenson attended the official ribbon cutting celebrating the completion of the residences at “480 Main at Malden Square.” The development includes 195 market rate apartments with on-site parking. The building is currently 78% occupied...

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NOTICE-Maplewood Street Reopen to Traffic

After being closed to traffic throughout the construction of the improvements to South Broadway Park, the southerly end of Maplewood Street is now reopened for public use.  Maplewood Street provides access to the Broadway Plaza Shopping Center,...

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MRA Staff at the Harvest Moon Festival

MRA Healthy Homes/Rehab staff had the opportunity to promote the MRA's home improvement/rehab loan and lead abatement programs at the Harvest Moon Festival on September 19.  MRA Rehab Specialists, Shawn Rivers and Wayne Martineau, handed out...

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Urban Land Institute Advisory Panel Examined Industrial Land Development Issues in Malden and Everett

A panel of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts are soon expected to release their final report of recommendations resulting from a five day evaluation of Metro Boston's growing industrial land development issues. The Urban...

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Richard C. Howard Park and Robert "Bob" Rotondi Field Dedication and Ribbon Cutting

A large crowd of elected officials and residents gathered for the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at the Richard C. Howard Park and the Robert "Bob" Rotondi Field (formerly South Broadway Park).  The Park’s $7.6 million transformation was...

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