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MAPC & Neponset River Watershed Association Kick Off Phase Two of Boston to Blue Hills

MAPC & Neponset River Watershed Association kick off phase two of Boston to Blue Hills Written by Marah Holland, Senior Transportation Planner February 12, 2024 – The route between Boston’s southern neighborhoods and the Blue Hills has long been identified as a gap in the regional transportation network, both for transit and trails. In 2023, […]

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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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Storytelling to Capture Community Cohesion

Storytelling to Capture Community Cohesion Sense of place can be difficult to define and express. It’s subjective, political, aesthetic, poetic. You can feel it when you’re there, but everyone will feel differently based on their personal histories and experiences. Daphne Xu, filmmaker and urban planner When the MAPC team started a small business plan for […]

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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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Finding the right words: Community engagement in Quincy

Last Thursday evening, MAPC and the City of Quincy hosted a meeting with residents, property owners, and business owners in the Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy to talk about a vision for Wollaston Center. To engage participants, MAPC asked the question “In one word or short phrase, what do you like best about the Wollaston area?” We used […]

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Play it to PlanIt: Online gaming meets community planning in NoQuWo

North Quincy & Wollaston (NoQuWo) area residents can sign up now to play NoQuWo: Neighborhoods on the move, the online game that will help plan the future of their community. This game is part of the” next generation” of online gaming technology as a planning/visioning community engagement tool and launches this Saturday, May 5 with a launch […]

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