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Stadium talks violated law

Malden’s Stadium and Athletic Field Commission violated the state’s Open Meeting Law by holding seven meetings over the last six months without notifying the public, providing an agenda, or offering minutes for public view, city officials said Wednesday.

On some of those occasions, commission members had discussions leading to a now-controversial decision to unanimously approve an agreement to rent Macdonald Stadium to the Boston Freedom Fighters — a team in the start-up National Spring Football League, owned by Malden businessman Bill Spadafora — and to allow the sale of beer during its six-game home schedule.

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