Maldden alld a Vol. 30, No. 27 den AADD Special to The Advocate U S Senator Edward Markey (D-Malden) was on hand at the Malden Center MBTA station last week for the "Malden Cares" kickoff.During his visit, the senator pledged his continued support for funding and programs which address the needs of our most vulnerable residents. Malden Cares is a grant funded collaboration between the City of Malden and Malden Overcoming Addiction with the goal of outreach, education and support. Recovery Coaches will be on site at Malden Center every Monday through Friday from 3:30-5:30 PM for the next 12 weeks. There will be a resource table, snacks, water and the Recovery Coaches will be engaging with the public each afternoon. MALDEN CARES | SEE PAGE 10 TREMENDOUS SUPPORT: U.S. Senator Ed Markey with the Malden Opioid Task Force & Malden Cares team give a big “thumbs up”. (Photo courtesy of Paul Hammersley) Everett man, 30, held without bail in Malden home invasion murder Suspect arrested in Ashland on Wed. in shooting of Everett woman, 30, during robbery at Malden home By Steve Freker A tragic case of being “in the wrong place at the wrong time” cost a 30-year-old Everett woman her life early Tuesday morning when she was shot and killed during a Malden home invasion, according to local and state authorities. A 30-year-old Everett man, Brian Butler, was ordered held without bail on serious charges in connection with the slaying, including murder, after a “not guilty” plea was entered on his behalf by his attorney at his arraignment in Malden District Court on Wednesday. The murder victim was identified in court on Wednesday as Erin Fitzgibbon, 30, of Everett, Brian Butler, 30, of Everett, faces murder and other charges in connection with the shooting and slaying of a 30-year-old Everett woman who was a visitor at a house on Fairmont Street in Malden, which Butler allegedly robbed of drugs and cash. (Courtesy Photo/ Middlesex DA’s Office) who apparently was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when BAIL | SEE PAGE 9 Noriega-Murphy named new Superintendent of Schools Special to The Advocate T he Malden School Committee announced that Ligia Noriega-Murphy has joined the Malden Public Schools as Superintendent of Schools. After a thorough transition, her first day in Malden was July 1, 2021. Mayor Gary Christenson, on behalf of the committee, called the Superintendent-Elect to formally offer her the position after the committee vote in March. Without hesitation she accepted and expressed her gratitude to the Malden community and how excited she is to become a part of the Malden Public Schools family. Mayor Christenson said, “I’d like to personally thank my colleagues on the School Committee, the members of the superintendent screenThe Advocate - A household word in Malden for 30 years! CTE CAT AT -FREE- www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday 617-387-2200 E Friday, July 9, 2021 Malden Cares Kick-Off event with support from Sen. Markey Ligia Noriega-Murphy ing committee led by members Jennifer Spadafora and Adam Weldai, and the entire community-at-large for the amount of hard work, thoughtfulness, and engagement that they brought into this process.” Superintendent Noriega-Murphy has a long hisSUPERINTENDENT | SEE PAGE 4

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