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MAPC Issues Statement on Demise of Fair Share Initiative

Amanda Linehan Communications Manager, MAPC 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org  For immediate release: Monday, June 18, 2018 MAPC Issues Statement on Demise of Fair Share Initiative BOSTON — The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today issued a statement in reaction to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision that the so-called Fair Share Amendment should not be placed on […]

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Senate Budget Call to Action: Support Regional Priorities

Help us support smart growth and regional collaboration in the budget by contacting your State Senator today! Massachusetts Senators filed their amendments to the FY19 State budget yesterday and are now considering which additional amendments to support. If you have not already done so, please call or email your State Senator to ask her or […]

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Support a House Zoning and Housing Initiative

Zoning/Housing Alert: Ask You Rep to sign the Kulik/peake letter On May 9, State Representatives Steve Kulik and Sarah Peake outlined a package of important zoning and housing production reforms that House members can coalesce around.  Please call and email your State Rep today and ask him/her to join the Kulik-Peake zoning reform/housing letter! Click […]

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MA Senate Ways and Means Releases FY19 Budget Proposal

On May 10, the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its FY2019 budget proposal of $41.42 billion. The SWM budget proposal includes about $61 million more spending than Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget plan (H.2) and $97 million less in spending than the budget adopted by the House last month. For an analysis […]

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South Shore Coalition Convenes Legislative Breakfast

    Every year, the South Shore Coalition hosts a breakfast where local officials and municipal leaders are invited to have an engaged conversation with their state legislators. This year was no different. The SSC gathered for the annual event on the morning of Friday, April 27, at the Hearth N Kettle in Weymouth. Senator […]

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Photos from Community Safety Day on the Hill

    On Wednesday, April 11, local officials, mayors and city managers, community leaders, law enforcement officers, and youth gathered at the State House for Community Safety Day on the Hill. Speakers addressed a standing room-only crowd to discuss effective ways of combating youth and gang violence, to educate attendees about the importance of supporting […]

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MAGIC Legislative Breakfast Connects Legislators, Local Officials

    Over 50 local officials, municipal staff, and other members of the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) gathered at the Maynard Golf Course on Tuesday, April 10 to hear from and ask questions of their state and Congressional representatives over a continental breakfast. Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, State Senator Jamie Eldridge, and State […]

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SWAP Legislative Breakfast a Success

    Every year, each of MAPC’s eight subregions convenes a legislative breakfast, inviting local officials and municipal staff to hear from and ask questions of their state representatives and senators over breakfast food and coffee. The South West Advisory Planning Committee (SWAP) congregated for its annual breakfast on the morning of Friday, Feb. 2 […]

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Statement of Metro Mayors on Governor Baker’s Housing Choice Program

Monday, December 11, 2017 Amanda Linehan, MAPC Communications Manager Cell phone: 617-388-1556 alinehan@mapc.org Statement of Metro Mayors on Governor Baker’s Housing Choice Program The Metro Mayors Coalition applauds Governor Baker for creating the new Housing Choice program.  This program clearly indicates the Administration’s commitment to preserving and producing housing not only to serve the needs […]

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Press Release: 2nd Edition of NEMLEC STARS Toolkit Introduced

The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) and the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) sponsored a school safety conference on March 17th at Endicott College to introduce 225 stakeholders from school districts and public safety agencies throughout Essex and Middlesex Counties to the 2nd Edition of the NEMLEC School Threat Assessment and Response System (STARS) […]

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