Win a “Year of Dining” from Malden’s Chamber

Here’s your chance to score “52 Weeks of Good Eats” from Malden’s growing arsenal of restaurants. The raffle’s draw date is June 16. The Malden Chamber of Commerce launched a “Year of Dining” raffle at Taste of Malden event to further promote the city’s many restaurants and food establishments. The winner will receive “52 Weeks of Good Eats,” or 52 gift cards of $25 each to local establishments including All Season’s Table, El Potro Mexican Grill, Doo Wop Diner, Ristorante Serena, Dunkin’ Donuts, Ferry Street Food & Drink, Hugh O’Neill’s and many more. “Malden has almost 60 restaurants ranging from Irish to Indian to Japanese, so it made sense for us to create a promotion around driving traffic to those businesses,” says Chamber President Tony Bartolo. “The prize encourages the winner to sample some newer places and gives them some incentive to visit some of their long-time favorites. Additionally, the 52 gift cards can be shared with family and friends.” Tickets are $25 each or 5/$100, with proceeds to benefit the Chamber of Commerce. For […]


Sunset, Storytelling and Stargazing on Waitt’s Mount

Malden Reads will hold a special all-ages event for the 2016 program—“Sunset, Storytelling and Stargazing on Waitt’s Mount”—to be held Saturday, April 30, weather permitting. The community is invited to the top of Waitt’s Mount Park in Malden (off Leonard Street) to watch the sunset, hear storytelling (for children) and gaze at the stars with the help of the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB). Professional storyteller Sharon Kennedy will begin telling stories at 7:30 p.m. with sunset occurring at 7:43 p.m. Parents with young children may only want to stay for the storytelling portion, but are welcome to stay longer. Stargazing will start after twilight, around 8:30 p.m. One or more telescopes will be set up for viewing and a member of the ATMoB will serve as a guide to the night sky. Inspired by this year’s book selection, “The Martian” by Andy Weir, this event is a community celebration of both art and science, a chance to enjoy a “hidden gem” of a park in Malden, and a communal way to experience the […]


Clean up at Waitt’s Mount with Ryan O’Malley

In honor of Earth Day and preparing for the Malden Reads “Sunset, Storytelling and Stargazing on Waitt’s Mount” event on April 30, there will be a clean up at Waitt’s Mount Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ward 4 Councilor Ryan O’Malley will host the event at the recently-renovated Waitt’s Mountain Park. This is a chance, he says, to meet your neighbors and enjoy the amazing view atop the Mount. Refreshments and pizza will be provided. The clean up will help get the park ready for the summer and the Malden Reads stargazing event that will happen the following week at the park. The DPW will provide trash bags and a limited number of equipment/tools. But, bring your own gloves/tools if you have them. Waitt’s Mount is located near 79 Leonard St., Malden. Parking is available at the park and on Leonard and Tremont streets.


Young, a luthier in Malden, creates musical magic

When walking through the front doors of 190 Main Street, one is greeted at the intersection of two worlds: A wall display of shiny guitars in varied sizes and styles and a workbench with tools that mend and build guitars. This is the studio of R. Jeff Young, known as RJ, who is a certified Luthier (maker of string instruments, particularly guitars) as well as a teacher and performer. His music workshop contains a wealth of information and experience. After a tour of his studio, we got to ask a few questions about his career of guitar playing, repair and building. Growing up in New Jersey, Young had an older brother who influenced his interest in learning to play. Young graduated to formal lessons followed by excursions to Spain where he became enamored with flamenco music that he still favors this day. His musical interest has taken him around the world to study and play along well-known musicians. Young is a student disciple of Mario Escudero, a Spanish flamenco guitar virtuoso recognized among the best […]


Sousaku Bistro welcomes Malden Eats on April 19

Malden Reads is excited to announce the third edition of the Malden Eats Community Dining series. We invite you to share a convivial meal, at the same time exploring themes related to this year’s Malden Reads selection, “The Martian” by Andy Weir, using “Table Talk” cards as discussion prompts. You do not need to have read the book yet to attend. On Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m., join fellow Maldonians for a warm and welcoming dining experience at Sousaku Bistro: Japanese Tapas & Bar. Sousaku Bistro, a Japanese fusion tapas restaurant located at 166 Eastern Ave., is the collaboration of three friends including Malden resident chef Boky Chu, 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. […]


Malden’s water system tested over the federal limit

Water has been a major topic at recent finance subcommittee meetings of the City Council. The questions are many and the financial impact is huge. One of the questions is simply how to pay for the work that needs to be done, and questions abound about what needs to be done and by when. This is the first in a multi-part series on the water project. Here we’ll address some of the background on the need for this project. There are three main reasons why the water system project was initiated: 1.) Any water service lines which contain lead pose a health hazard. 2.) Old pipes as they age can crack and leak —— the city ends up paying the price of any lost water. 3.) Many cast iron pipes have corroded over the past 100 years of service and that corrosion constricts the flow of water which causes a public safety hazard from reduced water flow to fire hydrants. One of the public documents available refers to consent descrees which mandate Malden carry out […]


Shelita Burke featured on “Release the Sounds”

April’s featured artist over at Release the Sounds is international phenom, Shelita Burke. Over the past two years the Seattle-raised singer/songwriter has become a true musical citizen of the world, bringing her fresh indie folk-jazz and what she dubs “emotional art music” on self-generated world tours that hit France to Japan. In between overseas stints, she’s also done Seattle to NYC tours. She recently visited our studios at MATV during a short stint in Boston. Her debut EP Transfixed was released in November 2015 and was the No. 14 best selling album on Amazon. This kind of success was completely organic, built one fan at a time, one show at a time. Release the Sounds is so glad Shelita was able to stop by the studio to play for us.  


“Inside Malden” interviews pianist Yelena Beriyeva

Traveling all the way from the Republic of Georgia to Malden, pianist Yelena Beriyeva brings us notes – of all kinds – that are worth listening to. With melodies that glisten and phrasing thoughtfully timed, her playing echoes some hard-learned and practiced principles that resonate and inspire, both on the stage and in conversation. There is a quiet yet deliberate positive vibe and a collaborative spirit you feel in Beriyeva’s presence that is born out of years of tireless work and the string of hardships she and her family endured in the Republic of Georgia after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Beriyeva’s life of music began at age three in Tbilisi, when her mother, a musician, observed both her daughters’ natural musical abilities and began to groom the sisters for lives as professional musicians. Through the upheavals in political and daily life, her family stayed close, and the two Beriyeva sisters, both professional pianists today, played through the turmoil. The family was eventually able to come to the United States, first to […]