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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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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.
This year, on October 2 (first round) and October 30 (second round), general elections will be held in Brazil. Brazilians who transferred their voter ID cards until May 4th to their place of residence abroad will be able to go to the polls on these days to elect the President of the Republic for a four-year term.