Savor the city’s ‘Dine in Malden’ restaurant offerings

The Malden Restaurant Association’s marketing campaign, “Dine in Malden, Taste the World” which targets the MBTA’s Orange Line commuters, is hungry for an upgrade. Food for thought? Not so fast. While waiting at the Malden Center station, the sight of the vibrant sign conjured up visions of many multicultural cuisine options open for exploration. With my curiosity piqued, I typed the words into my phone and the first choice that came up was the City of Malden’s website.  It then directed me to a listing, in alphabetical order, of the numerous dining options one has, along with its appropriate website, for those establishments that have one. The issue? Four of those listed on the site–Biryani Park, District 7 Pub, No. 9 Ale House and Nonni’s Pizza–are no longer in business … at least here in Malden. However, I was excited to learn that Ferry Street Food & Drink, formerly the site of No. 9 Ale House, will be opening shortly. Join me in the upcoming weeks as Neighborhood View’s restaurant correspondent. I will “Dine in […]


MATV unveils Neighborhood View citizen journalism program

Malden Access TV (MATV) launched its new citizen journalism program called Neighborhood View to a group of 20 prospective students and three instructors on Monday, March 31. The result? “This is why I love MATV,” says Ron Cox, MATV’s executive director. “Where else would you experience people from all walks of life gather in one room?” Attendees discussed potential story ideas and possible beats, including a photo essay of Malden’s gardens, a series of pieces spotlighting perseverance in the community and using the Neighborhood View journalism platform to raise awareness in wards often overlooked by the mainstream media. The program’s instructors, Nakia Hill, Kara Lawton and Sam Baltrusis, were introduced at the round-robin discussion. The team talked about reaching out to Malden’s younger population and using citizen journalism as a tool to bridge the gap with Malden’s ESL community. Interested in becoming a Neighborhood View correspondent? Click here. Also, we’re teaching our first class, Journalism 101, on Tuesdays starting April 8 at 6:30 p.m. The Neighborhood View program is supported, in part, by a grant […]