News Briefs

Upcoming Road Detours and Construction

Residents are advised that night time road construction near the Winthrop St / Revere St intersection is scheduled for this week.

Paving on Pauline and Pleasant Streets took place on Wednesday.

Paving will begin on Pauline Street and continue onto Pleasant.  Access to the Center Business District (CBD) will be maintained, however, detours will be in place as needed.  Stamped asphalt and line striping work throughout the CBD will occur on Thursday and Friday following the completion of the paving work.  The stamped asphalt and line striping will require temporary closures in the area of the work.

Modifications to the bus route on Pleasant Street can be expected due to paving.

Final Festival Ends on Aug. 13

The City of Malden has announced the musical line up for the final Summer Festival on August 13.  Taking place between 12-4 p.m. in Malden Center, Pleasant and Exchange Streets transform into an open-air market that features artists and artisans, vintage clothing stores, a farmers market, and much more. The main stage located on the corner of Washington and Pleasant Streets — the line-up for August 13th features a musically diverse mix of bands.

12 p.m.The Mark Cataldo Quartet

1 p.m.  Grupo Fantasia

2 p.m.  The Reminisants

3 p.m.  Borderline

In addition, August 13 will also be the date of the next Murder at the Malden Bank Pub Crawl. With three straight sell outs, this one-of-a-kind interactive game has proven to be a genuine crowd pleaser! Based upon the actual locations from the first bank robbery murder in the United States, the easy 17-minute walk takes you to multiple dining and drinking establishments connected to the murder of a member of the esteemed Converse family. At each location you will encounter interesting characters who will present you with challenges and puzzles to unlock the mystery behind the 1863 murder. Visit for tickets and more information.

Located next to the Malden Center MBTA Orange Line station, the area is also home to Malden’s Gaming District. This is the place to go if you want to quest at Boda Borg, conduct a science experiment that is a lot like mini-golf, play and stock up on Magic cards, shoot some billiards, try a racing simulator or sing your heart out at Karaoke. Easily accessible by Orange Line, but FREE Parking is available at both City garages at 170 Centre Street or 7 Jackson Street. These events are sponsored by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson. 

Another Major Event Set for Revere Beach Aug. 13

Charles Giuffrida, director of Revere’s Office of Travel and Tourism, has announced that Next Stop Revere will be celebrating the 126th summer of Revere Beach on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Revere Beach, which became the nation’s first public beach in July,1896, was home last month to the annual International Sand Sculpting Festival which attracted close to one million visitors.

The Office of Travel and Tourism was an initiative launched by Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo. Giuffrida, who is the assistant director of the Revere Parks and Recreation Department, was named as the first director of the new tourism department. Giuffrida will head the mayor’s mission of bringing year-round event programming to the nation’s first public beach.

Giuffrida said the celebration will begin at 2 p.m. and include day-long live music performances, food trucks on the Boulevard, and various amusement attractions such as a Ferris wheel and a giant slide.

Mayor Arrigo will lead a speaking program at 6 p.m. Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, State Sen. Lydia Edwards, State Reps. Jessica Giannino and Jeff Turco, City Council President Gerry Visconti, and other local officials will be among the invited guests for the program.

 “We’ll be holding a fireworks show at 9 p.m.,” said Giuffrida. “The whole day will be a great family event and fun for all ages.”

Joe Kennedy III Endorses Ricardo Arroyo for Suffolk County DA

Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo announced that his campaign for Suffolk County District Attorney has been endorsed by Former Congressman Joe Kennedy III. The endorsement adds to Arroyo’s growing momentum after his dominating performances in debates and forums in the last three weeks.

In a statement endorsing Councilor Arroyo, Former Congressman Kennedy said: “Deeply rooted in the community he serves, Ricardo Arroyo has steadfastly refused the false choice between public safety and equal justice, understanding that the law can – and must – be used to deliver both. From a public defender’s desk to the Boston City Council, Ricardo has proven he has the integrity, public safety experience and policy vision needed to build a criminal legal system that protects us all. I’m proud to enthusiastically endorse him for Suffolk County District Attorney.”

Kennedy’s support is Arroyo’s latest high-profile endorsement after previously earning the endorsements of Mayor Michelle Wu, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, the Boston Teachers Union, Unite Here Local 26, and Iron Workers Local 7.

“I am deeply honored to be endorsed by Congressman Joe Kennedy,” said Councilor Arroyo, who would be the first Latino District Attorney in Massachusetts. “Congressman Kennedy was a strong voice for us in Congress on immigrant and economic justice. As a former Assistant District Attorney, he understands that we can achieve long-lasting public safety by making sure people have housing, high-quality education, and jobs that pay living wages.”

Since launching his campaign on February 8, Arroyo has earned endorsements from Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Former Boston Mayor Kim Janey, State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Senator Adam Gomez, State Representative Russell Holmes, State Representative Nika Elugardo, State Representative Jon Santiago, State Representative Andy Vargas, Boston City Council President Ed Flynn, Boston City Councilor Julia Mejia, Boston City Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune, Boston City Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson, Boston City Councilor Kendra Lara, Boston City Councilor Gabriela Coletta, Former Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, Revere City Councilor Steve Morabito, Chelsea City Council President Roy Avellaneda, Chelsea City Councilor Enio Lopez, Chelsea City Councilor Giovanni Recupero, Chelsea City Councilor Damali Vidot, UNITE HERE Local 26, Boston Teachers Union, Iron Workers Local 7, United Auto Workers Region 9A, Run For Something, and Mijente.

Colarusso To Host Reception

A reception for Congressional Candidate Caroline Colarusso will be held on Monday, August 15 from 6:00-8:00pm at  Alia Restaurant, 495 Shirley Street, Winthrop.

A requested donation is  $50.

On the campaign trail Caroline says, “that she will promote your values and policies. Re-electing Caroline’s opponent, Katherine Clark, would be like re-electing Joe Biden, $8.00 gasoline, 18% inflation and erasing our national borders.” She also says, “current polling in Massachusetts is showing a 10 point edge points) for Republicans over Democrats, (49 to 39 points.) Let’s take advantage of finally having a conservative edge, let’s win, and let’s get Caroline over the top.”

Join Caroline Colarusso, the Winthrop Republican Town Committee, The Fifth District and other local conservatives on August 15 at Alia’s Restaurant in Winthrop. Respond now and help save our country.

Please provide: Name, Address, Occupation, Employer, email (info required by state law). For more information call Paul 617-846-1900.

Advance notice preferred to accommodate food and beverage preparations, but are not mandatory.

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