A city councilor hopes to bring members of the city's business, non-profit and service groups to collaborate on crime prevention strategies during a “Peace Through Service” Community Forum next week.
Councilor-at-Large David D'Arcangelo - who is also the president of the Malden Rotary Club, which is organizing the event - said he hoped the forum would be another tool in the city's push to prevent violent crime.
The city has seen an usual spike in shootings this summer.
"We, as a community, must make every effort to promote the ideal of peace and come together to understand how we can prevent violent acts in and around our City,” he wrote in an e-mail.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Malden YMCA.
Anyone with questions or those interested in participating can contact D'Arcangelo at firstname.lastname@example.org.