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Third Community Cohort Selected for Making it Public Art Training Program

NEFA Announces Third Community Cohort Selected for Making it Public Art Training Program Program strengthens communities to support, create, and promote more vibrant and just public art making. January 23, 2024 – BOSTON – The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) selected eight communities across Massachusetts – Belchertown, Chelmsford, Clinton, Everett, Montague, Peabody, Somerville, […]

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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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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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How Do We Fix Congestion Around Sullivan Square?

The time has come to tackle the transportation crisis in Sullivan Square and its vicinity. Morning rush hour Orange Line ridership exceeds capacity between Sullivan Square and State Street. For four hours every weekday morning, the average speed on I-93 southbound from Medford to Charlestown is less than 22 miles per hour. And the area […]

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MAPC Helps City of Everett, Community Partners Launch First-Ever Food Plan

Photo by Cyara Lambert Good food and good health go hand in hand. With a good food system comes environmental sustainability, social cohesion, and civic engagement. And Everett residents are ready for food system change. Like many urban areas, the City of Everett faces challenges to providing equitable access to healthy, culturally appropriate foods. Recent […]

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Help Build a Sculptural Garden Along Northern Strand Community Trail

Written by Carolyn Lewenberg at MAPC with additional comments provided by Emily Nink, Kathleen O’Brien, and Jenn Erickson Community gardeners and other members of the public excited about growing food are invited to help build a sculptural garden area along the Northern Strand Community Trail! The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s arts and culture, environment, and […]

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Successful Community Engagement Event at Everett’s Village Fest

This past Saturday, September 23rd, the MAPC team held a very successful community participation exercise for the update to Everett’s open space and recreation plan! The City of Everett held its 3rd annual Village Fest at the Night Shift Brewery, and the MAPC team used the opportunity to ask attendees their opinions on how to […]

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Perfect Fit Parking: How Much is Residential Parking Actually Being Used?

In communities across Metro Boston, parking is a point of contention for initiatives ranging from zoning to housing projects: everyone needs more of it. However, there’s little hard data about how many off-street spaces are available in the region and what the actual demand for residential parking is. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s new initiative, […]

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