Frank Stella re-connects with hometown Malden

As a boy growing up in Malden, renowned artist Frank Stella remembers passing his time at the Malden Public Library and playing outside with friends along what is now the Northern Strand Bike Trail. Stella, who was born in 1936, left Malden for New York City in 1958 after graduating from Oberlin College and never returned, making his mark on the art world with his abstract paintings, sculpture, and geometric designs. His work has shown widely throughout the world, including the Guggenheim and Museum of Modern Art in New York City. On March 18, 2014, Stella returned to the area to accept an award from WalkBoston for the Walkability Initiative propelled by Malden resident Sharon Santillo in collaboration with Mayor Gary Christenson. Stella’s artwork is incorporated in the wayfaring signs that promote walking in Malden. WalkBoston, which awarded the trio (Santillo, Christenson, and Stella) with the organization’s “Golden Shoe” award, noted that Malden’s walking initiative was the first to combine walkability with art. Santillo, herself an artist, was inspired by the work of Stella and […]


Meet Neighborhood View’s citizen journalism coordinator

We’re happy to announce the launch of MATV’s citizen journalism program. Our Neighborhood View project, armed with three seasoned journalism mentors including coordinator Sam Baltrusis (pictured), trains and supports local citizen journalists to cover subjects and issues in their own neighborhoods. Being a journalist today means doing it all. Reporters shoot video. Photographers report. There will be a meet and greet kick off on Monday, March 31 at MATV starting at 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. to sign up new citizen journalists and to help get the team started. After signing up here, learn the basics of journalism and what it means to be a reporter in today’s multimedia world in our three-class Journalism 101 workshop starting Tuesday, April 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.