Malden rent prices skyrocket and leave families homeless

An internet search for rent prices in Malden will bring up countless webpages all promising affordable prices. Gateway at Malden Center Apartments is offering studios to two bedrooms for $1890-$2885, Residence at Malden Station Apartments are offering studios to two bedrooms for $1917 to $3176, and Malden Gardens is offering one to two bedroom apartments for $1550-$2250. Why are apartments so expensive in Malden? Malden is gaining momentum and attention because of its culturally diverse restaurants, thriving art scene, strong school system and easy accessibility to Boston. Malden is also becoming increasingly popular with graduate students. Realtor Zac Engle said that students are now willing to travel to Malden to live because of its quiet and laid back city vibe. “Traditionally students lived in Allston and Brighton but they’ve become so inundated with students that students, particularly older graduate students, are seeking areas with a quieter night life, so they can concentrate on their studies. It’s on the Orange Line and becoming more popular because people are willing to travel that far now,” said Engle. Due to […]


Mark Wahlberg mania at ‘Ted 2’ filming

“Ted 2,” the sequel to the widely successful Seth MacFarlane comedy about a talking teddy bear, filmed last week at the Malden Public Library. While details of the movie are kept secret, there was plenty of excitement on the street as crowds gathered, mostly trying to get a look at Mark Wahlberg or Amanda Seyfried. Here’s the word from the made-in-Malden film set: Ralph Balon, 21, commented on how “it’s crazy how Malden is becoming part of Hollywood now.” Nicole Blount, 22, “just hopes the movie is funny,” and she wants to see it. They both agree the first movie was funny. Nicole Oliver described the first film as “wicked funny” while Noelle Lafausi wishes Mila Kunis was in this one too because “she was really funny. I liked her.” However both Oliver and Lafusi agree that Mark is funny enough to hold his own. Kourtney Malone also enjoyed the first one and found out about the filming from her sister who is a big Mark Wahlberg fan. They’ve been to Wahburgers as well, though […]