In 2009, Malden was named the "Best Place to Raise Your Kids" in Massachusetts by Bloomberg Businessweek.
The city originally included what are now the adjacent cities of Melrose (until 1850) and Everett (until 1870).
In 2004, a same-sex Malden couple was the first to marry in Massachusetts at precisely AM on May 17, 2004 at Cambridge City Hall.
Massachusetts was the first state in the United States to issue same-sex marriage licenses.
The entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts has played a powerful commercial and cultural role in the history of the United States.