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Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: How MA Cities and Towns are Connecting People to Services

The Chelsea Hub and Revere’s Substance Use Disorder Initiatives are highlighted in MAPC’s Connecting People to Services. Cities and towns in Greater Boston are on the front line in addressing the impacts of the opioid epidemic. Local police and fire are often first on the scene to revive individuals who have overdosed. Municipal public health, […]

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Gearing Up to Ramp Down: Preparing Your Municipality to Manage Peak Demand

With spring on its way and the weather warming up, communities around the Greater Boston region are starting to plan for summer. Paving, construction, budgeting, preparing for town meeting – spring is a busy time for New England towns and cities. Is managing your peak power demand on your municipality’s to-do list? Read on to […]

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MA House Ways and Means Committee Releases FY2020 State Budget Proposal

Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee Releases FY2020 State Budget Proposal The House Ways and Means Committee released their FY2020 state budget proposal on Wednesday, April 10. The proposal provides funding for two of MAPC’s top priorities, but funds those priorities at levels below the amount MAPC is seeking. The District Local Technical Assistance program […]

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Call to Action: Ask Your Legislator to Support MAPC Priority Amendments

MAPC Call to Action Help us support smart growth and regional collaboration in the budget by contacting your state representative today! Please call or email your state representative to ask her or him to cosponsor amendments that fund key priorities in our region: District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA), which provides technical assistance to cities and […]

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SWAP Legislative Breakfast: Town Officials & State Reps Discuss Local, Regional Priorities

The Southwest Advisory Planning Committee (SWAP), one of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s eight subregions, gathered at the Thayer Homestead in Medway on Friday, March 29 for its annual legislative breakfast. The breakfast gives local officials and municipal staff the chance to connect with their state representatives over breakfast and coffee. Attendees heard from Representative […]

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