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Climate Change and Social Resilience

Climate Change and Social Resilience Written by Sasha Shyduroff-Gutman, Principal Planner Pictured: A block party in Cambridge, MA. Photo credit: City of Cambridge May 29, 2024 – In early May, municipal staff from across the Metro Mayors region convened at the Cambridge Community Center to learn more about the intersections between public health, climate, and […]

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Municipal Officials Stand Behind ‘Transfer Fee’ as Critical Tool for Keeping Region Affordable

Municipal Officials Stand Behind ‘Transfer Fee’ as Critical Tool for Keeping Region Affordable . Boston – May 9, 2024 – The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition and communities across the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s (MAPC) region have joined together to renew their support for local-option transfer fees, urging the Legislature to give communities this critical tool to […]

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MAPC Awards More Than $300k in “Accelerating Climate Resilience” Grants to Nine Municipal Projects

MAPC Awards More Than $300k in “Accelerating Climate Resilience” Grants to Nine Municipal Projects The cities/towns of Acton, Ashland, Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelsea, Framingham, Hopkinton, Hull, Ipswich, Natick, Wayland, and Weston make up the next cohort December 13, 2023 – BOSTON – Nine projects in the greater Boston region have received more than $300,000 to […]

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The Metro Mayors Coalition Shannon Grant Summerfest

The Metro Mayors Coalition Shannon Grant Summerfest Annual event for communities involved in the Metro Mayors Shannon Grant to come together and celebrate a safe summer. Written by Rosemary Volinski, Program Specialist August 11, 2023 – Local youth, community-based organization workers, and law enforcement officials joined together for this year’s Shannon Grant Summerfest last weekend, in a […]

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Metropolitan Area Planning Council Awards More Than $400k to 15 Local Projects

Metropolitan Area Planning Council Awards More Than $400k to 15 Local Projects Arlington, Ashland, Beverly, Boston, Cambridge, Carlisle, Everett, Framingham, Gloucester, Holliston, Ipswich, Lynn, Maynard, Middleton, Milton, Natick, Quincy, Randolph, Salem, Somerville receive grants for transportation projects, urban agriculture, zoning, affordable housing, language access, and more April 24, 2023 – BOSTON – Fifteen municipal projects […]

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Boston, Cambridge and Somerville Launch Regional Effort to Protect and Plan for Arts Spaces

Boston, Cambridge and Somerville Launch Regional Effort to Protect and Plan for Arts Spaces Making Space for Art is supported by a $140,000 Technical Assistance Grant from MAPC BOSTON – January 30, 2022 – The cities of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville are joining together with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to better protect existing […]

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MAPC Awarded Grant to Combat Youth Violence for 17th Consecutive Year

A photo from the 2022 Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament. Cambridge won the tournament after a close game with Malden. MAPC Awarded Grant to Combat Youth Violence for 17th Consecutive Year The Shannon Community Safety Initiative works to reduce youth violence and gang activity across Metro Boston region BOSTON – January 17, 2023 – The former […]

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Cambridge Wins 11th 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. 3, teams from Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Somerville, Revere, and Winthrop competed in the 11th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament at Hoyt Field in Cambridge. This year’s […]

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Health, Hens, and Equity: MAPC Examines Cambridge’s Urban Agriculture Policy

As the weather warms and the trees sprout leaves after long bare months, the city of Cambridge welcomes spring: sprouts and stakes appear in community gardens, bees buzz around their hives, hens peck in backyards, and urban farmers sell their wares from farm stands. That’s what springtime in Cambridge could look like in a few […]

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City of Cambridge Business Continuity & Emergency Preparedness Planning

MAPC and the City of Cambridge Community Development Department (CDD) partnered in February 2015 to develop post-emergency business continuity and emergency preparedness strategies for small businesses in Cambridge. All businesses are vulnerable to both natural and man-made disasters, but businesses that have prepared and made recovery plans survive with comparatively minimal loss and/or disruption of […]

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