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Malden senior center wins national award for use of grants

Posted by Marcia Dick  February 17, 2012 10:00 AM

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The John and Christina Markey Malden Senior Community Center, which opened in 2009 in a former church on Washington Street, has won a top honor from the National Community Development Association.

sr.jpgThe center received the association's 2012 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award, recognizing the best use of federal Community Development Block Grant money to improve low-income neighborhoods. Nominations for the award are accepted from communities across the country.

The Malden Redevelopment Authority nominated the senior center, which is named for the parents of Congressman Edward J. Markey, a Democrat from Malden.

"The [MRA] staff deserves a lot of credit," said Stephen M. Wishoski, executive director of the MRA.

Click here to read more about the center's development.

-- Kathy McCabe

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