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Fighting youth violence, on the court

By Charlie Ticotsky On Saturday, August 3, the Metro Mayors Shannon Grant Coalition, an initiative facilitated by MAPC, held its sixth annual basketball tournament. The eight communities in the coalition — Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville, and Winthrop — each brought a team to the five-on-five tournament and one player to the three-point […]

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Boston Green Map: Find Your Space!

This Sunday, July 14 we’re launching our Boston Green Map website & app at Circle the City on Avenue of the Arts. Will you join us?? Boston Green Map is a web application that allows users to locate all of the green spaces and recreational activities in any neighborhood, including parks, community gardens, playing fields, swimming pools […]

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Data Day 2013

More data are available today than ever before. New tools are making it easier to explore trends, craft powerful stories, and spur change. Data Day was all about using data & technology to drive community change. Below, we chronicle the day using social media contributed by attendees!   [View the story “Data Day 2013: Democratizing […]

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What’s Next for Downtown Lynn?

MAPC hosted “What’s next for Downtown Lynn?” an Open House and Public Forum at the Lynn Museum on May 23. The focus of the event was to tell residents about new efforts to revitalize the area, and to capture ideas on their vision for the future of Downtown Lynn. The project’s mission? To craft a […]

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Mural Fest at Bartlett Yard

By Tien Le On Saturday, May 18, MAPC participated in “Mural Fest” at Bartlett Yard in Roxbury’s Dudley Square. The day brought together local artists and community members to decorate and celebrate this former MBTA bus yard and maintenance facility before it is demolished later this year. Check out how much fun we had making our mural!   […]

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Modern water systems: Not just a pipe dream for MA

Today is World Water Day, a day to appreciate the importance of freshwater, and focus our attention on sustainable ways for preserving this precious resource. In MAPC’s little corner of the wider world of water, we are involved in many projects that support these goals, and are currently gearing up to take a lead role […]

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Sim City 5: A classic grows up

Like many Gen Y-ers, my youth before the arrival of the 56K modem was spent on watching endless hours of Road Rules, catering to every physiological need of a tamagotchi that lived within the confines of a 1×1″ pixelated screen, and of course, fulfilling my mayoral duties in SimCity 2000. Little did I know that […]

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Planning Malden Square

Community engagement is best learned in practice, not in a classroom. Thanks to the City of Malden and the MAPC, a class of first year planning students at Harvard Graduate School of Design has been given the opportunity to do just that with “Plan Malden Square”. Plan Malden Square is a semester-long project that involves […]

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Farm share: MAPC talks agriculture preservation with local growers

We held our first agricultural forum in Sudbury last night and we absolutely filled the venue!  Nearly 100 people attended the forum and the word from attendees was that it was a great success. Staff from MAPC guided the discussion on successes and challenges to agricultural practice as well as determining ways that the agency […]

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DeLeo – Let’s decide transportation $, then budget

Originally posted on the T4MA blog By Marie Szaniszlo House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo this morning said he wants the Legislature to decide how much to earmark for transportation, including funding for the MBTA and regional transit authorities, before it tackles the state budget. “It is my desire that we debate the transportation issue before […]

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