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Community Safety Day Advocates for Funding to Combat Violence

On Tuesday, March 12, 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 youth violence […]

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MAPC Wins Planning Awards

Last week, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-MA) presented MAPC with two awards: the Social Advocacy Award for and the Metropolitan Mayors’ Coalition Regional Housing Task Force and the Outstanding Planning Project Award for MassBuilds, a visual database of development in the Greater Boston region. Earlier this month, MAPC’s Clean Energy team […]

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Fleets for the Future at MAPC: What We Achieved & What’s Up Next

Adding electric, hybrid, and other alternative fuel vehicles to municipal fleets reduces carbon emissions while cutting spending on gasoline and diesel fuels – but the benefits and potential of these technologies aren’t widely known. Municipal fleet managers and departments of public works are wary about buying battery electric or hybrid electric vehicles for their fleets […]

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10th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament

Youth from eight cities and towns had the chance to compete head-to-head this weekend in a basketball tournament held by the Metro Mayors Coalition. On Saturday, Aug. 11, teams from Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Somerville, Revere, and Winthrop competed in the 10th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament at North Quincy High School. This year’s event […]

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Youth, Law Enforcement Join for Basketball Tournament

Law enforcement officials, youth services workers and local teens will join together for the Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 in a show of solidarity among youth and those who fight for their safety.

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Metropolitan Mayors Coalition Issues Statement on Shannon Grant Funding in FY19 Budget

On Wednesday, the Legislature passed its FY19 state budget, which included $8 million for the Shannon Community Safety Initiative known as the Shannon Grant. This is a $2 million increase from last year’s funding level and is the highest amount for the program since FY15.

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Sharing Information on Opioid Use: How can Health Care and Local Government Partners Communicate to Save Lives?

As part of the work that supports the Metro Mayors Coalition (MMC) in addressing the opioid crisis, MAPC, in partnership with Mass General Hospital, hosted a forum on information sharing at MGH’s Revere HealthCare Center. The event, “Sharing Information on Opioid Use: How Can Health Care and Local Government Partners Communicate to Save Lives”, brought […]

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Metro Mayors Coalition Announce Regional Housing Partnership

New partnership will focus on goals to create a housing strategy for Greater Boston’s growing population BOSTON – Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and representatives of the 14 cities and towns of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition of Greater Boston today announced the creation of a new regional […]

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Massive Rescue Exercise Coordinated by MAPC staff

During the month of September, a massive three-day terrorism-based emergency response exercise was held at Joint Base Cape Cod. The exercise was funded by the Massachusetts Homeland Security Regions with grant money received from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. MAPC’s Municipal Collaboration Assistant Director, Amy Reilly and MAPC’s Senior Homeland Security Coordinator, […]

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9th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament

  Earlier this month, the Metro Mayors Coalition, facilitated by MAPC, organized the 9th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament held at Somerville High School. On Saturday, August 5th, the Metro Mayors Shannon Grant Community Safety Initiative brought together teams from Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy and Revere to participate in a friendly basketball tournament. This […]

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