Malden Beats: Teen Enrichment Center Receives $2,500 Donation, Amira Market Grand Opening

Malden, Mass. — Friends and Family of Frank “Frankie” DeCandia presented a $2,500 check to the Malden Teen Enrichment Center on behalf of the “Frank Says Hi Scholarship Foundation”, a non-profit organization founded in 2010 in the memory of Frank DeCandia, a 22 year old Malden resident who lost his courageous battle with leukemia in 2008. Frank, a lifelong Malden resident, was a student at Suffolk University studying journalism when he was diagnosed with leukemia.


The mission of the Frank Says Hi Scholarship Foundation is to raise funds for the benefit of college-bound students in the Malden area with an interest in the field of communications.

“I’m truly grateful for the Frank Says Hi generous donation in Frankie’s memory,” said Mayor Christenson.

To support the Frank Says Hi Foundation, please visit: or contact [email protected] for more information.

To assist the Teen Enrichment Center with improvements and renovations, please consider making a tax deductible donation by logging on to: and following to the “Donate” tab.

Amira Market Grand Opening

Mayor Christenson recently attended the Grand Opening of “Amira Market” at 18 Pleasant Street. Owners Hamid Benlaatmania, Abderrahim Benlaatmania and Fatima Benlaatmania welcomed the public to their shop which specializes in Middle Eastern meats and groceries. Please stop by 18 Pleasant Street and help welcome Amira Market to our City!
Jim Vazza, Muhamed Beniddi, Sofia Benlaatmania, Owner Hamid Benlaatmania, Mayor Christenson, Imam Hamid, Owner Abderrahim Benlaatmania and Fatima Benlaatmania