Inside Malden: Ideas and Stories That Inspire

Blog, TV show and podcast premieres this month Community resident Ose Schwab aims to “introduce Malden to itself” with a local groundbreaking multi-media program that features in-depth personal stories that inspire. The one-hour interview format show premieres this month on MATV Public Access (Comcast 3, Verizon 28) and online with an accompanying blog on MATV’s citizen journalism site Neighborhood View (neighborhoodview.org). It is also available as a podcast (downloadable or streamed) from the Neighborhood View site. Inside Malden will offer introspective conversations with Malden change-makers, including thought leaders, artists, musicians, scientists, activists, writers, etc. who live or work in Malden. The premiere episode features an interview with Malden resident Souad Akib, who is the founder and Executive Director of the American Association for Arab Women (AAAW). The AAAW is a non-profit organization empowering women from Arab countries to thrive in their new home. By supporting these women, the AAAW helps families to thrive in Malden. Malden benefits by this service as immigrant families become engaged residents. In addition, the AAAW sponsors events that invite all […]


Artist Marketplace at Luva Spa

The handiwork of a talented group of Malden artists is on display at the Holiday Marketplace at Luva Spa and Gallery, 379 Main Street.  Today (Thursday, December 18) was the first day of the two-day pop-up.  The marketplace will be open from 9am – 5pm on Saturday, December 19. For sale are beautiful handmade scarves, hair and hat pieces, tree ornaments, jewelry, cards, photographs, food items and more. Allison de Faria, the Events Coordinator for Luva Hair and Day Spa, extended the invitation to the Malden artists. Luva is a local business that has supported the arts in Malden since it opened in 2011. Along with their full day spa offerings, they feature rotating exhibits from local artists in their extensive gallery space. The artists whose work is featured in the marketplace are Bonnie Blanchard, Elizabeth Scorsello, Ginny Remedi, Ose Manheim, and Elena Martinez.   Elena Martinez comments, “We are very grateful and excited to have this pop-up marketplace. We want Malden to know that there are artisans in the community and we are actively looking […]


Temporary construction barrier collapses on Pleasant Street

A mother was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, December 15 when a temporary construction barrier made out of plywood fell outside of the old Granada Theatre building and former dollar store located at 21 Pleasant St. The mother’s two-year-old child was unscathed by the collapse. According to reports, the injuries were minor. One source told MATV’s Neighborhood View that the wall fell on the baby’s stroller but the little one was protected by the frame of the stroller. The facade fell on five people in total, including the woman and uninjured child. A wind gust is believed to be responsible for the facade’s collapse. The building has a history of bizarre events. The Granada Theatre closed in the mid-’80s and was later demolished after two girls snuck in the building in 1987 and set a fire that destroyed the historic structure.    


Sousaku Bistro: Japanese Tappas and Bar in Malden

Sousaku Bistro, newly opened, is the collaboration of three warm and welcoming friends, chef Boky Chu and Malden resident, manager Lewis Lai and bartender Aiden Pan.  Sousaku means “creativity” in Japanese and is expressed in the menu and signature dish, Sousaku Sushi Pizza that is served on a bed of thin rice pressed with seaweed, coated with tomato paste and topped with choices like broccoli, zucchini and eggplant, shrimp, scallop and tuna, crawfish, or salmon and pineapple, and a layer of cheese and deep fried. They offer a colorful variety of sake cocktails like Melting Snow, a combination of sake, Grand Marnier, lemon juice and grenadine, Wasabi-tini, a mix of sake, plum wine, wasabi and pineapple juice, and others like Red Sun and Blueberry Mojito. “We serve the best whisky in the world.” says Lai of their Taiwanese Kavalan Whisky named best single malt at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards. Their artful hand is also presented in Chu’s hand-written Japanese script displayed on the wall, in the uniquely designed tables, domino chopstick rests and the […]


It’s a goal for the H4H hockey tournament

The morning began as a wet, drizzly, raw November day but once the various teams arrived from almost every neighborhood in Malden, the day took on a remarkable change. The grey mist turned into a parade of bright and colorful hockey jerseys worn by old-school buddies coming together to remember a friend and play some old fashion street hockey for a good cause. It was the fourth time the annual “Home for the Holidays Street Hockey Tournament” was being held and this year, according to one of the organizers Chris Rosa, what started out as a small group of pals playing some pickup games turned into a 10-team tournament that raised over $4,000. The money is going to the Malden/East Boston Youth Hockey organization and this year the event honored the memory of Joe Vaitkevicious aka ”Bones,” who just a few months ago at the age of 41, lost his life to cancer. His old hockey number “92” was painted on the boards of the rink located outside the Linden School. The rain made the […]


Photos from Malden’s Parade of Holiday Traditions 2015

Malden’s Parade of Holiday Traditions returned on Saturday, November 28 starting at 2 p.m. at the Salemwood School. The parade’s grand marshal? It was outgoing Malden High School Principal Dana Brown. “There is no one more deserving,” says Mayor Christenson. “Dana has contributed so much to the high school, our students and the community – he’s even emceed this parade for many years – I can’t think of a better person to honor as we kick off the holiday season.” Here are photos by contributor Thomas Kinney from the Parade of Holiday Traditions in 2015:

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Record a holiday greeting at MATV

Revel in the holiday magic of the season and dust off that old Santa hat. Reserve your spot to record a greeting in MATV’s annual “Holiday Greetings from the Community.” The greetings will play on MATV throughout the holiday season. You can also request an electronic link to your individual greeting that can be shared on social media. Plan to come on down to the MATV studios to sing a song, do a dance, perform a skit, or just spread a few words of holiday cheer. Individuals, organizations, community groups and local businesses are all welcome. Greetings recorded in the MATV studio are free to all Malden community members. If you’d like a greeting recorded off site (in Malden), there is a $10 fee. There is also a $10 fee to provide an electronic link to your individual greeting or a DVD copy. 2014 Holiday Greetings