TV SHOW: “What’s New? Malden” for June 2016

Hosted by Sam Baltrusis from MATV’s Neighborhood View, the monthly program showcases Malden’s new restaurants, cutting-edge businesses and positive news emerging from the city. The June 2016 edition of Neighborhood View’s “What’s New? Malden” focuses on the booming made-in-Malden movie scene, thanks to Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming film “Patriot’s Day,” from business development officer Kevin Duffy. Get the lowdown on Ward 4 from the new councillor on the block, Ryan O’Malley. Still buzzing from the 10th anniversary of MATV’s Open House Showcase? Go behind the scenes of the annual event with our new co-host Sharon Fillyaw.


Wahlberg films “Patriot’s Day” in Malden Square

Lights, camera … Malden? On Thursday, May 19 between 1 and 8 p.m., Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg shot scenes for his upcoming flick “Patriot’s Day” at Hugh O’Neill’s, Malden’s neighborhood Irish pub located at 45 Pleasant St. Wahlberg, who filmed “Ted 2” at the Malden Public Library in July 2014, is filming the made-in-Massachusetts chronicling the Boston Marathon bombings. Wahlberg stars in the movie as Boston Police Sgt. Tommy Saunders, a composite character based on several people involved with the police response to the bombings. The all-star cast includes John Goodman, Kevin Bacon and J.K. Simmons. “Patriots Day” is being produced by CBS Films. It is slotted for a Dec. 21 release in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles, before a wider release on Jan. 13, 2017. –Photos by Paul Hammersley


PHOTOS: MATV’s Open House Showcase 2016

Malden Access TV held its 10th annual MATV Week beginning Monday, May 9. The week-long series of special events celebrated community media in Malden and included an Open House Showcase Saturday, May 14, 1-9 p.m., with a live TV show and webcast featuring performances, community guest interviews, and more. Click HERE for photos of the event. Here are a few of the behind-the-scenes segments from MATV’s Neighborhood View:


Farewell to Malden High’s principal Dana Brown

Malden High School’s outgoing principal Dana Brown was selected as the Massachusetts Principal of the Year by the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association (MSSAA). Here’s an excerpt from a press release from MSSAA: “This program annually recognizes principals who demonstrate exemplary skills in instructional leadership, supporting a safe learning environment and fostering a collaborative culture of decision making among members of the school community. Mr. Brown will receive the 38th Bertram H. Holland Award at the annual MSSAA Leadership Institute at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center on July 27, 2016. Mr. Brown has created a collaborative culture at Malden High that bases all decision-making on a simple question; “Is it good for students?” Youngsters come to Malden High with a variety of learning styles. In addition, some come as parents, part-time workers or newly immigrated. Attending to all students takes creativity, hard work and patience.” –MSSAA For just a few moments, I waited in the Malden High School Boyle conference room for Principal Dana Brown to arrive. The stark walls, devoid of distractions, shared […]


Behind the scenes at MATV’s Open House Showcase

Neighborhood View reported behind the scenes from the 10th anniversary of MATV’s Open House Showcase on Saturday, May 14 from 1 to 9 p.m. Lisa Sulda and Sharon Fillyaw, teaming up with segment producer Sam Baltrusis from MATV’s Neighborhood View, captured the behind-the-scenes action as it unfolded throughout the eight-hour live telecast. MATV’s Open House Showcase is a live TV show, webcast and community open house. It features a full slate of live performances and interviews with community guests. The show aired live on the Public Access Channel in Malden (Comcast 3, Verizon 28) and also was live on the web at Here are a few of the behind-the-scenes segments from MATV’s Neighborhood View:


TV SHOW: “What’s New? Malden” for May

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Malden Media Center’s Open House Showcase, MATV’s Neighborhood View unleashed a LIVE version of its 30-minute magazine-style TV show called “What’s New? Malden” on Wednesday, May 11 at 7: 30 p.m. Hosted by Sam Baltrusis from MATV’s Neighborhood View, the monthly program showcases Malden’s new restaurants, cutting-edge businesses and positive news emerging from the city. The May 2016 edition of “What’s New? Malden” features the behind-the-scenes players of MATV’s Open House Showcase including Executive Director Ron Cox and Education Access Coordinator Hailey Hao. Ose Schwab is interviewed by her son, Liam, about the May edition of “Inside Malden” with musician Peter Moore. ”What’s New? Malden” also spotlights Malden’s Japanese fusion restaurant Sousaku Bistro and reports from the Chamber’s Taste of Malden. We also introduce fitness guru Sharon Fillyaw as our newest on-air reporter for “What’s New? Malden” and MATV’s Neighborhood View. Watch the LIVE show below:


MATV celebrates 10 years of Open House Showcase

Celebrating ten years of its annual event, Malden Access Television invites area residents to the MATV open house showcase, an eight-hour party that includes a live show and webcast, Saturday, May 14, 1-9 p.m., at the MATV Studio, 145 Pleasant St., Malden. There will be free food provided by local restaurants, entertainment, and a behind-the-scenes look at a live TV show. Featured live performances include classical Indian dance, traditional Chinese music and dance, African drumming, a variety/comedy troupe, and musical performances that include alternative indie rock, acoustic folk and hip hop. Brothers Walk will close the show from 8 to 9 p.m., bringing 40 years of combined musical and vocal experience to a high-energy performance. Between performances, MATV will conduct short interviews with community guests in the studio lobby, which will be transformed into a live studio. There will be a live stream on on Saturday.


Malden Reads thanks community for “Stargazing” success

In celebration of exploring space, related to this year’s book selection, The Martian by Andy Weir, Malden Reads held an event called “Sunset, Storytelling, & Stargazing” at Waitt’s Mount Park in Malden on Saturday, April 30. Well over 100 attendees, representing the incredibly diverse population of Malden, trekked to the top of Waitt’s Mount to watch the sunset, listen to stories, and look at Jupiter, its moons, a star cluster, and more through the help of six different telescopes and accompanying guides. Speaking about his dramatic and arduous rescue, the main character in The Martian states: “They did it because every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it’s true.” We certainly feel that is true, and we have so many individuals and organizations to thank for a truly successful evening that, besides stargazing, celebrated sharing stories and coming together as a community. We thank everyone who came to our event, for connecting with the community, nature, and the stars. If you have additional […]


Are Malden’s new vape shops blowing smoke?

The facts about the safety of electronic cigarettes are still pending further study.  This article is to inform readers of the facts that are presently known. The history of e-cigarettes dates back to 1963, when Herbert A. Gilbert invented and patented an electronic device. This did not catch on with the public, in some ways because smoking was still very acceptable. And the dangers of tobacco were not known to the public.  In 2003, a Chinese pharmacist named Han Lik developed a method enabling smokers to have nicotine without smoke, tobacco or the chemicals found in cigarettes. Lik worked on this after his father died of lung cancer. The company he worked for backed his invention and gave it the name Ruyan, which means “like smoke.” This device became popular in China, and soon moved on to Europe. In 2007, the e-cigarette made it to the U.S. The e-cigarette is a handheld electronic device that vaporizes a flavored liquid and delivers the vapor to the lungs via inhalation. This is referred to as “vaping.” The […]


“Inside Malden” interviews musician Peter Moore

When asked what a song about Malden would be, singer songwriter, producer, performer Peter Moore gave the perfect answer, “It depends on who asks for it.” Peter Moore is as versatile, creative, edgy, and adaptive as artists get… able to bend styles, experiment with sound, inject quirks, and apply variety to the need. He intrigues listeners whether singing on stage with Blue Man Group or performing with his current rock band Count Zero, producing a kickstarter-funded rock opera, Heterotopia, writing songs that were picked up by video games such as Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero, or songs like Hire a Bird that rail against the destruction of the earth and reach the Top 500 Songs of All Time on Boston radio station WFNX. There is no doubt, Peter Moore could provide a number of songs for Malden in styles to suit our colorful demographic makeup and sensibilities. His voracious creativity and addiction to keeping himself and the audience curious and intrigued is what keeps him out of any one category. Yes, he writes pop […]