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MAPC Comments on MBTA’s State of Good Repair Needs

MAPC Comments on MBTA’s State of Good Repair Needs MAPC Assistant Transportation Director Julia Wallerce delivered the following remarks to the MBTA Board of Directors on Thursday, November 16, 2023. November 16, 2023 – “Good morning, my name is Julia Wallerce and I am here on behalf of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. I am […]

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Comment Period on MAPC Application to HUD PRO Housing Grant Program

Comment Period on MAPC Application to HUD PRO Housing Grant Program MAPC seeks public input on PRO Housing application October 11, 2023 – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks public input on its grant application to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). MAPC is applying to HUD’s PRO Housing grant […]

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MAPC Thanks Governor Healey for Signing Executive Order to Improve Language Access

MAPC Thanks Governor Healey for Signing Executive Order to Improve Language Access September 15, 2023 – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) would like to thank Governor Healey for signing the executive order for Language Access. MAPC wholeheartedly supports this implementation of necessary Language Access measures and services and urges that the Legislature this session […]

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MAPC Congratulates New MMA ED Adam Chapdelaine

“The Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) has made an excellent choice in tapping Adam Chapdelaine, the former Town Manager of Arlington, as their next Executive Director. Adam has served as President of MAPC since 2022, and Vice President before that. He has also been an active member of the Metro Mayors Coalition, which is staffed and facilitated […]

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MAPC Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision on Race-Based Admissions

MAPC Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision on Race-Based Admissions June 30, 2023 – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council issued the following statement today regarding the recent Supreme Court decisions on college admissions: “The Supreme Court’s decisions on university admissions are a profound setback in efforts to create an America where opportunity is equally […]

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MAPC Statement on new Climate Bank

MAPC Statement on new Climate Bank June 13, 2023 – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston released a statement in support of the state’s new Climate Bank, established by the Healey-Driscoll Administration today with the goal of supporting affordable housing in climate-friendly developments. “We applaud the Governor and Lieutenant Governor for creating this […]

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MAPC Statement on Extension of Remote and Hybrid Meetings

MAPC Statement on the Extension of Remote and Hybrid Meetings March 30, 2023 – “The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) would like to thank Governor Healey for signing the supplemental, combined spending and borrowing bill into law and the Legislature for their work to quickly advance the key policy and funding issues within it. With […]

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MAPC Statement on Passing of Mel King

MAPC Statement on Passing of Mel King March 28, 2023 – “MAPC is deeply saddened tonight to learn of the passing of Mel King, a giant in the history of 20th century Boston. Mel was 94, and still living at the longtime home he shared with his wife Joyce and six children on Yarmouth Street […]

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MAPC Statement on Police Body-worn Camera Adoption in Greater Boston

MAPC Statement on Police Body-worn Camera Adoption in Greater Boston March 3, 2023 – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released a statement calling on the region’s police departments to deploy body-worn cameras for law enforcement officers in light of recent high-profile incidents involving firearms in Greater Boston. “The tragic shooting death of 20-year-old Sayed […]

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MAPC Statement on Monterey Park Shooting

MAPC Statement on Monterey Park Shooting Monday, January 23, 2023 – “The board and staff of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston today join with others across the nation and the world offering our deepest condolences to all those affected by the tragic mass shooting in Monterey Park, California late Saturday night. While […]

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