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.
By Minh Do Malden now has a new space for studios that will be dedicated to artists and musicians looking for places to showcase their arts or to blast out rehearsals without the neighbors complaining. On June 12, SUM Studios, located at 730 Eastern Ave, officially opened with a gala launch day. Visitors accessed SUM Studios through a small road through the parking lot, leading to a garage door-like entrance. Bob Logan, the director and music producer of SUM studio, greeted visitors and attendees included Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. Logan shook hands with guests and led band members to the practice rooms in which they would be playing for the mayor later. “Most of our members have been experienced players in the Boston music scene for a while,” said Logan, who founded SUM studio with his bandmates after the closure of the EMF building in Central Square where he was the building manager. Logan and his colleagues, including band members and artists who previously used the EMF facility, moved to the new SUM studio location. […]
By Joanne Elie On Monday, November 25, 2019, the City of Malden met with members of the Malden community and the Malden City Council to unveil the design of the Roosevelt Park Improvement Project at a public information meeting. Many in attendance expressed their apprehensions about turf. Kathleen Sullivan, a fifth-grade science teacher who attended the meeting, is one of many who is not for turf. “Removing natural grass is detrimental to our environment. Artificial turf raises surface temperatures and creates a heat island effect while grass cools the surface naturally through transpiration. Turf is counterproductive to the work we need to do as a society to combat the effects of climate change.” Megan Buczynski, principal engineer for Activitas, Inc. the landscape design company working on the project, responds to the heat effect turf may produce. “The organic infill we plan to use reduces the heat on the field vs the rubber that is more commonly used in other fields.” The Geo infill referred to is a material that is 100% environmentally friendly. Geo infill […]
In 1980, the Malden Sun-Times shut its doors after seven years of being one of the premier weekly papers serving the city. After rummaging through old collections, MATV Executive Director Ron Cox came upon a treasure-trove of old issues of the paper spanning from 1973 to 1978. As you look through the front-page headlines, stories of a Malden that once was seem to show a city dealing with some of the same issues of today: drugs, development, and matters of political inclusion. What is of particular interest is the style in which the paper is written: in many ways, the words breath the emotions most likely held by the readers of the Malden Sun-Times. Take a look at a selection of these issues from Cox’s collection: Do you remember when the City Council wanted people to shovel their own sidewalks? Or, when they banned self-service gas stations? Tell us what you remember. Were you ever effected by any of these issues? Do you remember when you appeared in the paper, or what your favorite story […]