Medford, Malden Councilors Meet to Discuss Future of Malden Hospital

Wicked Local Malden | Mar 3, 2018 | By Miranda Willson

It was the first of many joint community meetings, according to the councilors.

Nearly 20 years after the historic Malden Hospital closed its doors, the Malden Hospital Ad Hoc committees from both the Medford and Malden City Councils met for the first time on Feb. 28 to discuss the future of the 18-acre site.

Now, Medford City Councilors John Falco Jr., George Scarpelli and Breanna Lungo-Koehn, who serve on Medford’s ad hoc committee, are asking Mayor Stephanie M. Burke to form a partnership with Malden Mayor Gary Christensen to engage in discussions with MelroseWakefield Healthcare, formerly Hallmark Health, the site’s owner.

The councilors voted unanimously to make that request at the meeting, as well as to ask the city administration to survey residents about what they want – and don’t want – to see on the Malden Hospital site, part of which crosses the Medford border.

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