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MAPC Issues Statement Supporting Clean Heat Commission Report

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) commends Governor Baker, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), and the Commission on Clean Heat on yesterday’s report release on reducing heating fuels and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings in Massachusetts.  MAPC Senior Advisor on Clean Energy Cammy Peterson served on the Clean Heat Commission, […]

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MAPC Issues Statement on Economic Development Spending Package H. 5374

MAPC Issues Statement on Economic Development Spending Package H. 5374 BOSTON – Nov. 4, 2022 – “Yesterday the Massachusetts legislature voted to approve an economic development spending package (H. 5374), allocating nearly $3.8 billion together with a fiscal year 2022 closeout budget. The package includes $500 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds and […]

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MARPA-DLS Conference Highlights Opportunities for Cities & Towns, Reflects on Accomplishments

More than one hundred municipal officials and staff from across the Commonwealth gathered last week for the 2022 Statewide Municipal Partnerships Conference, hosted by the Mass. Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) and Division of Local Services at the College of the Holy Cross. Special guests at the conference, the first held since 2019, included […]

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MARPA-DLS Conference 2022: Announcing Special Guests Governor Charlie Baker and Steve Kadish

Join the Mass. Association of Regional Planning Agencies and Division of Local Services to hear from special guests Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, the Governor’s former Chief of Staff, Steve Kadish, as well as Secretaries Tesler, Acosta, Kennealy and Card about how to make the most of unprecedented infrastructure modernization resources and build […]

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2022 End of Session Legislative Outcomes: MAPC Priorities and Interest Areas

The Massachusetts Legislature wrapped up its 192nd session in the early morning of August 1, and the Governor had 10 days to give final approval or veto those bills sent to his desk. In the closing days of session, the Legislature approved several MAPC’s budget and policy priorities, including legislation covering transportation, climate, public health, […]

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Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament Brings Community Together for the 13th Year

Metro Mayors Host 13th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament Annual event brings together law enforcement, youth, community and workers in celebration of a safe summer. EVERETT – Local teens, community-based organization workers and law enforcement officials joined together for the Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament last weekend, in a show of solidarity to support the […]

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Metro Mayors Issue Statement on Orange Line Shutdown

Metro Mayors Issue Statement on Orange Line Shutdown For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition has advocated for a fully funded, safe, reliable, frequent, and accessible transportation system since the Coalition was founded in 2001. Unfortunately, the continual postponement of investments in this critical public service has led to reduced service, serious safety […]

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Massachusetts House and Senate Pass Comprehensive Climate Legislation

Massachusetts House and Senate Pass Comprehensive Climate Legislation  Photo by Aubrey Odom-Mabey, Unsplash For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 21 2022 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is pleased that the Legislature has passed a comprehensive climate package that will positively impact our region’s environment, infrastructure, economy, and public health. We thank both the House and Senate […]

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Metro Mayors Issue Statement on MBTA service cuts

Metro Mayors Issue Statement on MBTA service cuts Photo by Paul Morris, Flickr For Immediate Release: Friday, July 8th 2022 The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition has advocated for a fully funded, safe, reliable, frequent, and accessible transportation system since the Coalition was founded in 2001. The MBTA is a lifeline for our residents, providing access to […]

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MAPC Launches “MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together”

Flanked by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, MA-07, and scores of public officials and stakeholders from across Greater Boston this week, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) officially unveiled a land use and public policy blueprint designed to put the region on a course toward a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future.

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