Being a lifelong resident of Malden I have to say i have a  sense of pride and optimism for the years to come for our city with our new Mayor Gary Christenson. His leadership and devotion towards making this city a safe, thriving community for its residents is evident. IAs I was unfortunately unable to attend to the state of the city address but for those who did any thoughts on how the Mayor plans to tackle some of our cities toughest issues as of yet (crime, housing,employment etc.)?  I feel strengthing our public safety and hiring more much needed police officers asap , cleaning up our city and its presentation (malden square)as well as creating more jobs for youth and keeping them busy in a positive way will really help.