The City of Malden (Official)

Fire Department Promotions & Swearing-In Ceremony

Mayor Gary Christenson and Fire Chief William Sullivan recently presided over a ceremony promoting three officers in the Department. A warm welcome was given to families and friends in attendance. State Representatives Paul Donato, Steve Ultrino and Kate Lipper-Garabedian were in attendance along with Ward 3 School Committee member Jennifer Spadafora.
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Malden Gaming District Celebrates Final Festival of 2022

The City of Malden will be holding the final Summer Festival on Saturday, August 13th. Taking place between 12-4 PM in Malden Center, Pleasant and Exchange Streets will transform into an open-air market that features artists and artisans, vintage clothing stores, a farmers’ market, and much more. The main stage located on the corner of Washington and Pleasant Streets — the line-up for August 13th features a musically diverse mix of bands.
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Malden receives $127K to Address speeding and Pedestrian Safety Concerns

Malden has received $127K from MassDOT’s Shared Streets & Spaces Program to replace antiquated school safety equipment, improve city communications, and collect speed data. The City will use $85K to install two new flashing school-zone signs at the Beebe School and five new flashing school-zone signs at the Ferryway School. The existing signs at these schools are in poor condition compared to those at Malden’s four other K-8 public schools. These devices are important toward reducing vehicle speeds, increasing the visibility of students, and reducing the risk of pedestrian crashes. Replacing the existing school zone flashing signs with up-to-date equipment will not only help calm traffic where students travel the most, but it will address a gap in the City’s school safety infrastructure. The new equipment will alert drivers of the school zone 20mph speed limit with flashing lights and show their speed when entering the school zones.

Water Service Alert - Wards 1, 2 and Part of 3

Due to low water main disinfectant levels measured at the Department of Public Works (DPW) the Water Utilities Department will be flushing nearby hydrants Tuesday, August 9th 12AM - 4AM to increase the disinfectant level. This flushing may cause low flow and discoloration. The flushing will take place in Ward 1 however, residents and businesses in Ward 2 and part of Ward 3 may experience these issues during this time.

2022 National Night Out

Mayor Gary Christenson joined Malden Police and members of the community at Macdonald Stadium for National Night Out - an evening of fun, food, games, sharing of community resources and much more. National Night Out is an annual community- building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to help make our neighborhoods safer places to live. National Night Out Enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community bringing police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

MBTA Orange Line Shutdown - Mayor's Statement and Further Info

The MBTA announced today that it will be shutting the Orange Line down for 30 days between August 19th and September 18th, 2022. This will be to address many maintenance issues that have been accumulating including track repair, tie replacement, signal upgrades and more with the goal of improving safety and reliability of the line while mitigating the amount of downtime over the long term.

Malden Plans for Courthouse Arts Center

We are thrilled to present to the Malden community our plan to remake the former Courthouse on Summer Street into the Malden Center for Arts and Culture. We began developing this concept plan one year ago in collaboration with our Steering Committee of arts and cultural leaders and our partners at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Boston Society for Architecture. The plan is a roadmap for how we can create the Arts Center and plans for everything from what programming it will host to how it will fund itself.

Heat Advisory - Cooling Centers Opening

In response to this week's forecast calling for temps in the 90's for the remainder of the week, there will be cooling centers available in Malden. Please note these are different locations from the last cooling center activation. If you feel as though you will not have sufficient cooling in...

Heat Advisory - Cooling Center Opening

In response to this week's forecast calling for temps in the 90's all week, Mayor Christenson has asked the Emergency Management Team to open a cooling center Tuesday through Friday from 10AM-6PM at the Malden Senior Center located at 7 Washington St. If you feel as though you will not...

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Are you or someone you know having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis? 988 connects you to compassionate, confidential support for free. 988 is the new three-digit code for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. For years, the Lifeline - formerly known as the National...

Mayor Christenson and Councillor Linehan Provide Update on Open Space

One of the most exciting aspects of the recent announcement on the proposed redevelopment of the former Malden Hospital site was the inclusion of public open space. Our community has made clear its desire for a development that included open space, and Tufts Medicine listened. We’ve heard from many residents desiring more information about this aspect of the announcement. While more will develop on this as the project progresses, let us share some additional details that you may find helpful.

Chief Glenn Cronin Officially Sworn-In and Officers Promoted

On Thursday, July 7th Mayor Gary Christenson officiated at a ceremony officially promoting Police Chief Glenn Cronin and three officers as a result of former Chief Kevin Molis’ retirement on June 30th. Nearly 100 friends and family members were in attendance on City Hall Plaza along with Police Commissioner Salvatore “Butch” Gennetti, State Representatives Paul Donato, Steve Ultrino and Kate Lipper Garabedian, City Council and School Committee members.

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Malden

Submitted by Chris Rosa, City of Malden Tree Warden. On Friday, June 3, 2022, the City of Malden Tree Warden Chris Rosa confirmed that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in Malden. EAB is particularly concerning because of the speed at which it kills Ash trees. Standing dead ash trees present a public safety risk due to how quickly their brittle branches will fail.

City Hosts Converse Family Reunion

The City of Malden rolled out the red carpet for 60 descendants of the Converse Family over a three-day weekend last month. The events were organized and hosted by C. Henry Kezer, the Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation, the Trustees of the Malden Public Library, Library Director Dora St. Martin and Converse Reunion Steering Committee. Several activities were planned to showcase to Converse family descendants the many gifts bestowed to the City of Malden by their ancestors.

Help for Substance Use Disorder

For those that heard our City-wide alert phone call/text we are looking to reach out to Malden residents, friends and loved ones that may be living with substance use disorder. The first five months in 2022 show that overdoses and fatalities have declined in Malden. While that is positive news...

Mayor Announces Greening the Gateway Cities Program

In collaboration with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Urban and Community Forestry Program, Mayor Gary Christenson is pleased to announce Malden’s participation in the Greening the Gateway Cities Program (GGCP). The GGCP is an environmental and energy efficiency program funded by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and administered by the DCR Bureau of Forestry. This program was created with a goal to increase the number of trees planted in urban residential areas of the Massachusetts Gateway Cities. It’s also designed to reduce household heating and cooling energy use by increasing tree canopy cover in urban residential areas, while improving the aesthetic appearance of these neighborhoods.

Police Captain Glenn Cronin to be Appointed New Police Chief

Mayor Gary Christenson and Police Commissioner Salvatore Gennetti announce Captain Glenn T. Cronin as the new Chief of the Malden Police Department. “I am pleased to announce the selection of Glenn Cronin to serve as Malden’s Police Chief,” said Mayor Christenson. “I am confident that with his background, experience, skills and involvement in the community he will effectively lead the Department and continue the high quality, professional service that is already delivered.” Commissioner Gennetti added, “Mayor Christenson and I are confident that the Police Department will continue its success under his leadership, and we look forward to working with Chief Cronin as we continue to serve of our community.”

Fire Commissioner Emery L. Haskell receives Bronze Star Medal

Fire Commissioner Emery L. Haskell was recently honored for his service to our Country by the United States Navy in an award ceremony aboard the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard. On Wednesday June 15, 2022 the Admiral of the United States Navy’s 2nd Fleet visited Boston for the sole purpose of awarding the Bronze Star Medal to Emery L. Haskell, Retired U.S. Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic.

Lots Going on in Malden this Summer!

July will continue the busy summer season already begun in downtown Malden following the first Summer Festival on June 4th and the fabulous turnout at the Phantom Gourmet event last weekend where nearly 8,000 people were in attendance. On Tuesday, July 12th Malden’s Summer Concert Series will resume with the...