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Oct
30
Tue
2018
North Reading Master Plan: Second Community Workshop/Forum @ UPDATED VENUE: North Reading High School Distance Learning Lab
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
26
Tue
2019
Envision Duxbury: Final Community Forum @ Duxbury Free Library, Merry Room
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

DUXBURY – Do you live in Duxbury? Are you interested in helping to craft a vision for the community’s future? Now is your chance to weigh in on the town’s draft master plan!

Join us for a public forum on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library, located at 77 Alden St., to help put the finishing touches on the town’s next master plan, “Envision Duxbury.” The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is free and open to all.

RSVP for the forum online at envisionduxbury.mapc.org.

Envision Duxbury is a comprehensive master plan being developed to guide the future stewardship and economic development of the town, using goals and ideas generated by local community members.

Thousands of residents have offered input via survey, text message, and at public meetings since late 2017 when the project kicked off. The plan has been a collaborative effort of the Duxbury Planning Board, town Planning Director, and a group of dedicated local “Master Plan Ambassadors” have been working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston. MAPC is the regional planning agency serving Duxbury and 100 other cities and towns across Greater Boston.

During the course of the Envision Duxbury process, residents of all ages, business owners, elected and appointed representatives, and others in town have had the chance to weigh in on important issues facing Duxbury, including housing, arts & culture, open space, recreation, sustainability, development, transportation, infrastructure, and zoning. This last community meeting will bring together the goals and strategies for each element of the master plan so the public can give feedback and share their priorities before the final plan is compiled and refined. Once community input is synthesized and the top priorities emerge, planners will share a final document this spring with a full draft plan expected by June.

For more information, visit envisionduxbury.mapc.org and on the “Envision Duxbury” tab on the town’s website, or by contacting MAPC Project Manager Josh Fiala at jfiala@mapc.org or 617-933-0760.

Questions or special need? Please reach out to Duxbury Town Planner Valerie Massard at massard@town.duxbury.ma.us or 781-934-1100 x5476.

May
16
Thu
2019
North Suburban Planning Council Meeting @ Reading Town Hall
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the North Suburban Planning Council on Thursday, May 16th to talk about planning for healthy aging in our communities.

After regular community updates the group will hear from James Fuccione  of the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative and have a discussion about age friendly planning in the North Suburban subregion.

Jun
20
Thu
2019
NSPC Monthly Meeting @ Woburn Senior Center
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

After regular community updates, the group will be joined by Chris Kuschel, Senior Regional Planner, about work done with Woburn over the past few years, particularly on the city’s 40R guidelines.

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Webinar: The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap @ Online
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

COVID-19-related unemployment could cause a massive housing crisis in Massachusetts. 468,000 Massachusetts residents filed unemployment claims in the first three weeks of the COVID crisis.

Who has been laid off? How many are now at risk of eviction or foreclosure? Will CARES Act assistance help? What about those who don’t qualify for federal aid? Join MAPC staff for a virtual discussion of our research brief, “The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap.”

On April 21, MAPC is releasing an update to “The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap” with the latest unemployment data.

At this webinar on April 22, MAPC Data Services Director Tim Reardon and Socioeconomic Analyst II Sarah Philbrick will discuss the updated data–and what it means for workers, municipalities, and the Commonwealth.

Click here to register for the webinar via zoom: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdOmqpz0qEtXLrrrw289Pw-VbcfxbAM_z

Jun
3
Wed
2020
Community-Wide Health After COVID-19 Webinar @ Zoom Conference
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Using a trauma-informed approach to heal our communities.

For most people, COVID-19 has been associated with increased uncertainty, stress, and trauma. As our region starts to move from a response phase into an uncharted recovery phase, it is important for our municipalities to acknowledge community-level traumatic events (historical and current) and offer opportunities for healing through improved policies, programs, and institutional practices.
Join MAPC and guest expert Ken Epstein from Trauma Transformed to learn more about how municipalities can use a trauma-informed approach to support residents and enhance local public health recovery efforts.
Jun
18
Thu
2020
Local Permitting During and After COVID-19 @ Zoom Webinar Conference
Jun 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

RSVP Now: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUld-6orjguGNAuGXFRSEU9dlLojgYYYKN3

Dec
14
Mon
2020
Webinar: Pool Testing for COVID-19 @ Zoom Conference
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn more about COVID-19 pool testing efforts underway in the region!
What is pool testing?
“Pool testing”—batching samples together and retesting individually if a result is positive—is a way for municipalities and schools to work together to provide regular, frequent, and cost-effective COVID-19 testing.
In this webinar, we’ll learn about the pool testing program led by Tufts University and the cities of Somerville and Medford; and hear about local pool testing programs in Salem and Wellesley.
Speakers will share more about how they started their pool testing efforts, lessons learned, and what you should know if you’re interested in setting up a pool testing program.
Dec
17
Thu
2020
MetroCommon 2050 Research Release: MAPC Zoning Atlas
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MAPC’s Zoning Atlas, a data product years in the making, makes zoning information for all 101 of the region’s cities and towns available to the public. We invite you to join us to learn more about how to explore, use, and provide feedback on the data, and to hear more about why transparent municipal zoning information is a critical resource for the future of Greater Boston

Feb
9
Tue
2021
Municipal Webinar: Vaccine Distribution in Senior Subsidized Housing @ Zoom Conference
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Commonwealth recently announced that residents and staff of public and subsidized senior housing are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the first tier of Phase II of the vaccine rollout. This step is anticipated to begin later this month.

With this opportunity comes the need to quickly arrange vaccination opportunities for some of state’s most vulnerable residents. This requires coordination among three groups: municipal officials and staff, including local boards of health; owners and managers of public and subsidized senior housing, including local housing authorities; and medical providers who can staff clinics and vaccinate residents.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 9 to learn how cities and towns can support vaccination in senior housing facilities.

Webinar speakers will include:
Robin Lipson, Deputy Secretary, Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Emily Cooper, Chief Housing Officer, Executive Office of Elder Affairs

There will be an opportunity to ask questions!

More information from the Commonwealth on COVID-19 vaccinations for senior housing setting is available here.