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The City recently announced the award of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in the amounts of $50,000 to the Chinese Culture Connection (CCC) and $25,000 to The Food Drive. Following an application and review process, the awards were recommended by the City’s ARPA Subcommittee on Non-Profit Support which includes City Councillor Craig Spadafora, Library Director Dora St. Martin, and longtime resident Linda Zalk. The requests for funding were enthusiastically supported and approved by Mayor Gary Christenson.
The City of Malden was one of ten cities nationwide recognized with a Project Award by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) at last week’s virtual GovX conference. Now in its sixth year, the conference highlights the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that are radically improving the experience of government services.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has launched the MassDREAMS (Delivering Real Equity and Mortgage Stability) grant program, which may help Malden residents achieve their dream of homeownership. The purpose of the program is to expand the sources of funding for down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers. Federally funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), MassDREAMS seeks to address housing security caused by the disproportionate economic impact of Covid-19.
In commemoration of Fire Prevention Week, the Malden Fire and Police Departments will hold their Fourth Annual Public Safety Day at Linden Park and School on Sunday, October 9th from 11 AM-2 PM. Fire Prevention Week is a time that all are encouraged to recognize the dangers that can occur in the places we feel the safest. This year’s theme is “Fire Won’t Wait – Plan your Escape.”
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The Malden State Legislative Delegation, including Senator Jason Lewis and Representatives Steven Ultrino, Paul Donato, and Kate Lipper-Garabedian, recently visited Club 24 for a tour of the building and to see the renovations made possible by $60,000 in state funding that the delegation secured. The legislators were joined by Mayor Gary Christenson and members of the board of Club 24. Located on Salem Street, Club 24 has been a fixture in the Malden community for more than 50 years, serving the recovery community on a daily basis with regular meetings and social events for members and guests.
Mayor Gary Christenson recently attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at Sylvain Counseling Services located at the Malden Professional Building, 388 Pleasant Street. A multicultural outpatient organization, Sylvain Counseling Services serves individuals suffering from mental health related challenges. They offer highly experienced and quality support to children, adolescents, and families. The staff works in collaboration with each individual client or family to identify the skills needed to maintain emotional stability and/or enhance a healthier emotional health. For more information, including hours of operation please call 617-238-1360.
Mayor Gary Christenson is eager to announce Green Malden, a new City initiative that will take an all-of-government, all-hands-on-deck approach to combating climate change. Malden will approach all its work, from creating new parks to repaving roads, with the sustainability and climate resilience impacts of that work in front of mind.
Celebrating 60 wonderful years of marriage are lifelong Malden residents Ralph and Rosalie Procopio. Mayor Gary Christenson presented the couple with a citation on behalf of the City of Malden in recognition of their milestone anniversary. Ralph and Rosalie raised four daughters Christine, Laurie, Raquel, and Nicole and enjoy spending time with their children, nine grandchildren, and good friends. When they were asked the secret behind such a long and happy marriage, they said commitment to each other, and their family was the answer.