News Flash

City of Malden News

Posted on: September 26, 2022

City Awards ARPA Funds to Local Non-Profits

ARPA

The City recently announced the award of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in the amounts of $50,000 to the Chinese Culture Connection (CCC) and $25,000 to The Food Drive. Following an application and review process, the awards were recommended by the City’s ARPA Subcommittee on Non-Profit Support which includes City Councillor Craig Spadafora, Library Director Dora St. Martin, and longtime resident Linda Zalk. The requests for funding were enthusiastically supported and approved by Mayor Gary Christenson. 

“Organizations such as The Food Drive and Chinese Culture Connection have had a tremendous impact on our community as we face the challenges of COVID-19 and its aftermath,” said City Councillor Spadafora. “Throughout the pandemic and as we recover, food banks work tirelessly to provide healthy food to families in need while programs like the CCC continue to assist families with access to resources and supports through their programming. Dora St. Martin, Linda Zalk and I were pleased to be able to assist both of these non-profits.” 

The Food Drive is located in Melrose and its mission is to promote food access, food justice, and climate action. They partner with commercial and community sources to rescue wholesome food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver it directly to our local pantries and programs. The Food Drive has delivered 100,500 pounds (over 50 tons) of food to recipients in Malden, including Bread of Life, Housing Families, the Malden Warming Center, and the Housing Families individual shelter at the OYO Hotel.

The Chinese Culture Connection, well-known to the Malden community since 1999, works to promote intercultural harmony and build bridges between American and Chinese people. They offer an array of cultural programs and resources for both children and adults. As a result of the pandemic, there has been an extraordinary increase in the demand for their services, and the funds will be used to restart expand programming.

Pictured (Top photo, from left): Linda Zalk, Mayor Gary Christenson, CCC Executive Director Mei Hung, City Councillor-At-Large Craig Spadafora, and Library Director Dora St. Martin

Pictured (Bottom photo, from left): Linda Zalk, City Councillor-At-Large Craig Spadafora, Food Drive Executive Director Jana Gimenez, Mayor Gary Christenson, and Library Director Dora St. Martin 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Malden News

Afnaan - 2

Malden Student Recognized for Advocacy

Posted on: November 22, 2022
Fellsmere Pond Tree Lighting

City Hosts Fellsmere Pond Tree Lighting

Posted on: November 17, 2022
Enoch Woodhouse

Celebrating a True American Hero

Posted on: November 17, 2022
Carmella and Bill Nelson

Celebrating a Platinum Anniversary!

Posted on: November 17, 2022
Lincoln Commons

Improved Lighting on Lincoln Commons

Posted on: November 15, 2022
News from the City of Malden

City Awarded Grant for Kierstead Park

Posted on: November 8, 2022
Malden Alerts Flyer (1)

Malden’s Alert System is Being Updated

Posted on: November 8, 2022
Blue Bike Photo

Bluebikes in Malden!

Posted on: October 20, 2022
axon battery camera 3

Malden Police Body-Worn Camera Program

Posted on: October 20, 2022
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day (1) (002)

2022 Malden Recycling Day!

Posted on: October 19, 2022
Floramos

Grand Opening of Floramo’s Restaurant

Posted on: October 11, 2022
Blue Ocean Nails Bar

Grand Opening of Blue Ocean Nails Bar

Posted on: October 11, 2022
Procopio Family

Celebrating a Diamond Anniversary

Posted on: September 15, 2022
Public Safety Day flyer (2)

Malden’s 4th Annual Public Safety Day

Posted on: September 13, 2022
08 - Sylvain Counseling Services

Sylvain Counseling Services Grand Opening

Posted on: September 13, 2022
Ryan Dos Santos

Mayor Thanks Local Hero for Stepping In

Posted on: September 13, 2022
Green Malden

City Announces New Green Malden Initiative

Posted on: September 7, 2022
Riverrendering

City awarded Grant for Malden River Works

Posted on: September 1, 2022
Green Communities

Malden Plugs Away at Energy Conservation

Posted on: September 1, 2022
Top Cars

Top Cars Motor Group Grand Opening

Posted on: August 25, 2022
Mystic Valley Salon

Grand Opening of Mystic Valley Salon

Posted on: August 23, 2022
Malden Climate Action Logo

Malden Announces Climate Action Plan

Posted on: August 11, 2022
Challenger Day

Malden to Host Challenger Day Games

Posted on: August 10, 2022
NNO photo

2022 National Night Out

Posted on: August 4, 2022
Converse Family Reunion at Fellsmere Park

City Hosts Converse Family Reunion

Posted on: July 5, 2022
Art at city hall

Malden Artists Collaborate

Posted on: June 23, 2022
Food link

Mayor Tours Food Link in Arlington

Posted on: June 9, 2022
Downtown Paw

Grand Opening of The Downtown Paw

Posted on: March 24, 2022
Sub-Precinct Map (24X36)

City of Malden Redistricts per 2020 Census

Posted on: February 24, 2022
Shear Perfection

Shear Perfection - 35 Years in Malden!

Posted on: January 25, 2022
Mayor and Dan OLeary

Longtime MVES CEO Retires

Posted on: January 11, 2022
Rotondi

Babe Ruth Coaches Honored

Posted on: January 5, 2022
Midge and Mayor

Midge Hammersley Celebrates 90 Years

Posted on: January 5, 2022
City of Malden Trash Holiday

“Trash Holiday”

Posted on: December 22, 2021
Pho Hoa

Pho Hoa Restaurant Opens on Eastern Avenue

Posted on: December 21, 2021

Christmas 2021 - City Services Open/Closed

Posted on: December 21, 2021
Covid Test

At Home COVID-19 Tests to be Distributed

Posted on: December 16, 2021
News Photo

2022 Inaugural Celebration

Posted on: December 8, 2021
Santa Clause at Pine Banks

Santa Claus is coming to Town – 2021!

Posted on: December 8, 2021
Derine Caruso

Celebrating 93 Years Young!

Posted on: December 8, 2021

Labor Day 2021-City Services open/closed

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Christmas 2020 - City Services Open/Closed

Posted on: December 22, 2020