Ma alddealld Vol. 31, No. 18 den n AADD -FREEA nyone who has not noticed that third-term Malden Mayor Gary Christenson Have a Safe & Happy Mother's Day! CATET CAT www.advocatene ne Mayor Christenson announces he will seek reelection in 2023 Seeking a fourth, four-year term of offi ce; would match mark as longestserving Mayor if reelected next year By Steve Freker really enjoys his job probably has not been paying attention for the past 11 years. MAYOR | SEE PAGE 10 ublished Every Friday ublishe 617-387-2200 Friday, May 6, 2022 Co-Op Hockey Team Honors Malden Player Mayor Gary Christenson formally announces he will seek a fourth term in the 2023 municipal election. (Advocate Photo) Broadway Zoning Plan Public Meeting May 12 Special to Th e Advocate T he City is exploring the idea of creating a new zoning plan for the Broadway (Route 99) Corridor and is looking for feedback at its fi rst community meeting on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at Town Line Luxury Lanes, 665 Broadway. Persons who live, work or travel on that corridor are urged to attend. In 2018, the City of Malden was awarded a Massachusetts Gaming Commission Non-Transportation Planning Grant to complete a land use and economic development plan for the Broadway (Rte. 99) Corridor. The framework plan included a study of existing physical and economic conditions of the corridor, projections of Encore Casino related impacts, and recommendations on land use, economic development, and job retention and creation strategies. The plan, completed in December 2020, addressed specifi c challenges and opportunities of the corridor by providing the City of Malden with a clear and action-oriented plan to protect important uses, prepare for and regulate new development, and utilize gaming facility-driven economic opportunities to grow Malden’s business community and prevent Corridor deterioration. Building off this eff ort, the City is now developing new zoning amendments that will codify the vision and goals set in the framework plan. BSC Group, the fi rm that worked on the framework plan, is providing planning services for this next phase of work. The process will include interviews with stakeholders, two community meetings, and the development of an action plan before any new zoning amendments are drafted. To learn more about the project and the Broadway Corridor Framework Plan, please visit the City’s webpage: www.cityofmalden.org/915/Project-Updates. T Malden High School hockey player Jacob Simpson received the Offensive Player Of The Year Award from his coaches, Alex Naumann, Brandon Pezzuto and Timothy Brooks at the Everett, Malden, Revere, MVRCS Co-Op Hockey team’s annual banquet in Saugus. See page 13 for photo highlights. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) Malden selected for Mass Save Community First Partnership to boost energy efficiency he City of Malden is pleased to announce it has been selected to participate in the 20222024 Community First Partnership off ered by the Sponsors of Mass Save to increase energy effi ciency in homes and businesses. Malden is one of 30 communities selected to participate in this new initiative. In the first year of the program, Malden will receive $60,000 to support community outreach and engagement to boost participation in the Mass Save energy effi ciency programs, especially in environmental justice communities. The city will work with National Grid – the local Mass Save Sponsor – to provide cost-saving energy effi ciency solutions to residents, small businesses, houses of worship and local nonprofi ts. Malden’s outreach will focus on renters and landlords, non-English speaking/ limited English profi ciency residents, low-to-moderate-income households and small businesses. The outreach will also support participation in Malden’s Housing Rehab program, which offers financial assistance to help property owners make necessary repairs to homes occupied by low- and moderate-income residents. That program, and Malden’s participation in the Community First Partnership, are administered by the city’s Offi ce of Strategic Planning and Community Development. “The Mass Save energy effi - ciency programs help residents, businesses, and nonprofi ts save money on energy while reducENERGY | SEE PAGE 22

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