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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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9th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament

  Earlier this month, the Metro Mayors Coalition, facilitated by MAPC, organized the 9th Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament held at Somerville High School. On Saturday, August 5th, the Metro Mayors Shannon Grant Community Safety Initiative brought together teams from Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy and Revere to participate in a friendly basketball tournament. This […]

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Project PhotoVoice @ MAPC

A few weeks ago, Somerville teenagers got the chance to make their voices heard through the art of photography, documenting scenes ranging from a crumbling “Brick Wall to Nothing” to the “First Breath” of a newborn baby, as personal reflections on their neighborhoods and the concept of safety. Each photo was accompanied by a personal […]

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Planning for Transit-Oriented Development with 3D Visualizations

Originally posted on the PlaceMatters Blog. It is the second in their month-long series on the impressive diversity of participatory decision-making tools that communities can use for land use plans, transportation plans, sustainability plans, or any other type of community plan. Recent expansions of public transportation systems across the country mean many communities are planning […]

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MetroFuture Walks & Talks: The Somerville Maple Syrup Boil Down

One of the strategies outlined in MAPC’s MetroFuture regional plan is the creation and strengthening of local food programs. Somerville, Mass., is one of the many cities and towns in our region that have embraced this concept. This coming Saturday, March 3, Friends of MetroFuture will check out the local food scene at the Maple Syrup […]

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