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Is a Cool Roof Right for You?

Is a Cool Roof Right for You? Find Out with MAPC’s New Tool and Assessment Written by Colleen Shortell, Clean Energy and Climate Planning Intern, and Julia Nassar, Clean Energy and Climate Planner II June 25, 2024 – Are you interested in cool roofs but aren’t sure if your building could benefit from one? MAPC […]

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Cooling Down the Metro Mayors Region: the Basics & Benefits of Cool Roofs

Cooling Down the Metro Mayors Region: the Basics & Benefits of Cool Roofs Written by Colleen Shortell, Clean Energy and Climate Planning Intern, and Julia Nassar, Clean Energy and Climate Planner II Pictured: Cool roofs at the Annie E. Fales Elementary School in Westborough, MA. Source: HMFH Architects June 21, 2024 – As the Metro Boston […]

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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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Heat Preparedness Week 2023: Climate Change is a Public Health Issue

Heat Preparedness Week 2023: Climate Change is a Public Health Issue Written by Sasha Shyduroff, Senior Clean Energy and Climate Planner August 21, 2023 – The Greater Boston region is experiencing more frequent and intense heat waves, as well as rising temperatures due to climate change. Just this year, a heat emergency was declared on July […]

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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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Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament Brings Community Together for the 13th Year

Metro Mayors Host 13th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament Annual event brings together law enforcement, youth, community and workers in celebration of a safe summer. EVERETT – Local teens, community-based organization workers and law enforcement officials joined together for the Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament last weekend, in a show of solidarity to support the […]

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Metro Mayors Issue Statement on Orange Line Shutdown

Metro Mayors Issue Statement on Orange Line Shutdown For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition has advocated for a fully funded, safe, reliable, frequent, and accessible transportation system since the Coalition was founded in 2001. Unfortunately, the continual postponement of investments in this critical public service has led to reduced service, serious safety […]

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Statement from Local Officials: How We’re Addressing the COVID-19 Surge

Statement from Local Officials: How We’re Addressing the COVID-19 Surge For immediate release: Friday, August 20, 2021 Seventeen Greater Boston mayors and managers released the following statement today on their responses to the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19: “For the past several weeks, COVID-19 case numbers have climbed steadily across the nation due […]

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Regional Climate Collaboration: A Metro Mayors Celebration

In 2015, the Metro Mayors Coalition – a group of “Inner Core” cities and towns surrounding and including Boston – convened to sign a historic Climate Preparedness Commitment and pledged to work together to prepare the region for climate change. Since then, all 15 Metro Mayors communities have made strides to prepare for climate change, […]

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