Top

NERAC Cache Equipment Deployment Table Top Exercise

MAPC serves as the Statewide Fiduciary for the four Massachusetts Homeland Security Regions under a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Additionally, MAPC provides planning and facilitation services for the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC). On September 21st, 2015, the NERAC hosted the Cache Equipment Deployment Tabletop […]

Continue reading...

MAPC 2015 Fall Council Meeting

MAPC’s October 29 Fall Council Meeting was teeming with optimism as attendees were invited to celebrate the agency’s successes and look positively toward the future of planning in the Greater Boston region. MAPC President Lynn Duncan opened the meeting at The University of Massachusetts Boston Campus Center Ballroom by inviting the University Chancellor, Dr. J […]

Continue reading...

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Revitalizing Malden: A Story Tour

America is a nation of immigrants – it’s a sentiment that’s widely expressed yet somehow seems easily forgotten. Whether you prefer the metaphor of a melting pot or a tossed salad, the basic illustration remains the same: immigrants are the unique fabric of our country. As a young nation, America’s history is one shaped by […]

Continue reading...

Preparing for Emergency: Cape Ann Table Top Exercise

It was a table-top exercise intended to test the capability of the five municipalities of the Cape Ann region to shelter a large number of individuals with functional needs. Its chilling premise was fictional, but it resulted in lessons that could make a big difference in real life. The fictional scenario featured the Police Department […]

Continue reading...

Mapping the Heat: Surface Temperatures in the MAPC Region

Hot enough for ya? It probably depends on where you’re standing. So far this summer, the weather station at Logan Airport has logged 3 days of air temperature above 90 degrees. Over the past 10 years, at least five days with highs above 90 degrees have been recorded at Logan each summer. As the climate […]

Continue reading...

MAPC Fights Youth Violence with Basketball

There are few things that go together quite as well as basketball and summertime – clean feet and warm socks, nothing to do and Sunday afternoons, and, of course, MAPC and regional collaboration. Given this complementary power, it’s no surprise the Metro Mayors Basketball Tournament is always such a success. Organized by MAPC, the event brings […]

Continue reading...

MAPC’s Daily Notifications Help Municipalities Reduce Electricity Bills

This summer, MAPC is piloting a notification program that can help municipalities save big on their electricity accounts by reducing capacity charges. Capacity charges can constitute as much as 20-30% of municipal electricity costs, and the quantity of capacity municipalities are charged for is determined during just a single hour each summer. As a result, […]

Continue reading...

Boston Greenbelt Walk

Over 40 participants joined MAPC and the Free Walkers, a long-distance walking group, for a walk along part of the Boston Greenbelt Trail. The Trail is a proposed 90-mile walking trail circling Boston that would connect Salem, Quincy, and numerous parks and open spaces along the way. The Greenbelt Walk spanned more than 30 miles […]

Continue reading...

Putting Legacy First: Planning for the Boston 2024 Olympics

Quick links: Executive Summary, Full Report Boston’s Olympic bid has the potential to shape the region for years to come. Our new report, issued jointly with the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance and Transportation for Massachusetts, urges Olympic planners to put legacy first. While the Olympic Games will only last a few weeks, the bid offers […]

Continue reading...

Metro Mayors Commit to Climate Change Preparedness

On May 13, 2015, MAPC hosted an unprecedented Climate Preparedness Summit at UMass Boston in partnership with the City of Boston and Mayor Martin Walsh. The historic event convened the mayors and managers of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition* to sign the Metro Boston Climate Preparedness Commitment. By signing the Commitment, these leaders pledge to work […]

Continue reading...