MAPC, CAFEH Release “Particulate Policy” Report on Air Quality Policy Solutions

MAPC, CAFEH Release “Particulate Policy” Report on Air Quality Policy Solutions For immediate release: Monday, June 21 BOSTON – Massachusetts policymakers have an opportunity to protect residents from harmful traffic-related air pollution, according to a new analysis released today by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health (CAFEH). […]

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Juneteenth 2021: MAPC Statement

Today, Friday, June 18, MAPC will be closed in observance of Juneteenth, which for the first time this year has been designated as an official state and national holiday. Commemorated each year on June 19, Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 that the last enslaved Black Americans learned of their freedom, two years after President […]

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June 30 Meeting Will Focus on Recommendations to Improve Dedham-Boston Corridor

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 17 Dedham – The Town of Dedham and City of Boston will host a second community meeting on the VFW Parkway/Providence Highway Corridor Action Plan on Wednesday, June 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This collaborative action plan will assess transportation and safety needs for the roadway between the intersection […]

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Boston Kicks Off New Electric Vehicle Car Share Program

Boston Kicks Off New Electric Vehicle Car Share Program Affordable EV car sharing program, ‘Good2Go,’ launches with four locations, reducing GHG emissions and opening up income-tiered program to community BOSTON – On June 5, Roxbury neighbors joined Nuestra Comunidad, E4TheFuture, the City of Boston, MAPC, and other partners for a celebration at Bartlett Station in […]

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Five Finalists in Running to Fashion “Signature” Lynn Art Piece

Five Finalists in Running to Fashion ‘Signature’ Lynn Art Piece Residents will help select final artwork for Mt. Vernon Street Plaza  For immediate release: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 LYNN – Lynn’s Mt. Vernon Street Plaza will gain a signature piece of art this fall: but first, the City is asking those who live and work […]

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‘Good2Go’ Launches Income-Based Electric Vehicle (EV) Sharing Program in Roxbury

Nuestra Communidad, E4TheFuture, MAPC, City of Boston, partners launch equity-focused electric car sharing program with sliding-scale pricing WHAT: Nuestra Comunidad, E4TheFuture, MAPC, the City of Boston, and partners will launch Good2Go, an affordable electric vehicle (EV) carshare service at the Sanative Fest 2021 hosted by Nuestra Comunidad. The program starts at 11 a.m. with a […]

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New Lawrence Mural Draws Vaccine Clinic Thursday

New Lawrence Mural Draws Vaccine Clinic Thursday For immediate release: June 1, 2021 LAWRENCE – Get vaccinated against COVID-19 and see Lawrence’s newest public art! A mural created by Lawrence-based art and social justice organization Elevated Thought will draw a walk-up vaccination clinic on Thursday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The mobile […]

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Public Health and Equity Impact of Climate Change Highlighted as Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week

Public Health and Equity Impact of Climate Change Highlighted as Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Museum of Science & Mystic River Watershed Council initiative will inform Greater Boston communities about extreme heat risks and solutions For immediate release: May 25, 2021 BOSTON – With memories of last summer’s record […]

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MAPC Awards $400k in Accelerating Climate Resiliency Grants

MAPC Awards $400k in ‘Accelerating Climate Resiliency’ Grants to 12 Boston-Area Projects Arlington, Beverly, Boston, Braintree, Brookline, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Malden, Marlborough, Medford, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Stoughton, Stow, Winthrop, and 13-community group north of Boston all awarded grants from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) For Immediate Release: Monday, May 3, 2021 BOSTON – Twelve […]

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Statewide LED Streetlight Program Cuts Annual Municipal GHG Emissions by Over 10,000 Metric Tons

Statewide LED Streetlight Program Cuts Annual Municipal GHG Emissions by Over 10,000 Metric Tons 77 Municipalities Awarded $5.5 Million to Convert to LEDs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 22, 2021 Lynn, MA – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today joined state and local officials to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Department of Energy Resources’ […]

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