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Malden

Fire Department receives grant

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The Fire Department has received $22,240 in federal money to pay for new equipment. The grants, announced Dec. 16 and administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, total $1.2 million distributed to seven communities in the Commonwealth. Malden’s allotment was the smallest in the state in this round of approved funding. Worcester received $405,139, the most in the state. - Matt Byrne