Our Shared Progress

Working together with you and our strong community partners, we have been able to accomplish much. And yet more work always remains.

Our Mayor Gary Christenson has kept his focus on:

Caring For Our Youth

• Created 1,500 summer jobs for Malden teens over 8 years

• Established a Teen Enrichment Center

• Purchased thousands of Chromebook laptops for grades 6 - 12

• Hired additional Math and Science teachers to lower class sizes


Keeping Our Neighborhoods Safe & Vibrant

• Reduced violent crime by 37%, with property crimes down 53%

• Invested millions in upgrading our neighborhood parks

• Purchased two ladder trucks and two engines for fire safety

• Successfully resolved over 1,200 problem properties

Rebuilding Our Infrastructure

• Repaved nearly 30 miles of roads, across over 200 streets

• Replaced 225 crumbling water mains and nearly 3,000 lead pipes

• Invested $10 million in improving school building safety and efficiency

• Upgraded 3,600 street lights to LED, saving $280,000 annually


Investing in Our City

• Secured $10 million in state funds to build a new Police Station

• Negotiated a community agreement with Encore Boston, securing $19 million for Malden, including $2 million for local nonprofits

• Increased our bond rating two steps, saving taxpayers millions

• Secured an extra $4 million from the Department of Education to lower class sizes and keep teaching staff