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MAPC Statement on new Climate Bank

MAPC Statement on new Climate Bank June 13, 2023 – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston released a statement in support of the state’s new Climate Bank, established by the Healey-Driscoll Administration today with the goal of supporting affordable housing in climate-friendly developments. “We applaud the Governor and Lieutenant Governor for creating this […]

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MAPC Statement on Extension of Remote and Hybrid Meetings

MAPC Statement on the Extension of Remote and Hybrid Meetings March 30, 2023 – “The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) would like to thank Governor Healey for signing the supplemental, combined spending and borrowing bill into law and the Legislature for their work to quickly advance the key policy and funding issues within it. With […]

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MAPC Statement on Passing of Mel King

MAPC Statement on Passing of Mel King March 28, 2023 – “MAPC is deeply saddened tonight to learn of the passing of Mel King, a giant in the history of 20th century Boston. Mel was 94, and still living at the longtime home he shared with his wife Joyce and six children on Yarmouth Street […]

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MAPC Statement on Police Body-worn Camera Adoption in Greater Boston

MAPC Statement on Police Body-worn Camera Adoption in Greater Boston March 3, 2023 – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released a statement calling on the region’s police departments to deploy body-worn cameras for law enforcement officers in light of recent high-profile incidents involving firearms in Greater Boston. “The tragic shooting death of 20-year-old Sayed […]

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Statement: House’s ARPA spending bill will make important investments

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council today released the following statement on the Massachusetts House of Representatives’ bill outlining American Rescue Plan Act spending: “The Metropolitan Area Planning Council is pleased to see the House release H.4219, An Act relative to immediate COVID-19 recovery needs. The provisions laid out in this bill, […]

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MAPC Applauds Gov. Baker for Signing Landmark Climate Bill

For immediate release: Friday, March 26, 2021 BOSTON—The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston released the following statement thanking Gov. Baker for signing the new climate bill into law today. “We at MAPC are thrilled to see this history-making legislation signed into law today. This is a huge win for environmental justice, and will […]

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MAPC Submits Public Comment on Governor Baker’s Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030

For Release: March 23, 2021, at 9 a.m. MAPC Deputy Director Rebecca Davis released the following statement this morning: “MAPC would like to thank the Baker Administration for the opportunity to provide input on the Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030 at this critical juncture in the planning process. As drafted, the plan […]

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Statement of Support for the AAPI Community

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Statement of Support for the AAPI Community

Statement of Support for the AAPI Community The last year has seen an increase in racist and xenophobic assumptions, behaviors and reported attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who are wrongfully perceived as responsible for the COVID-19 outbreak. The mass murder of AAPI community members in Atlanta earlier this week is a horrific continuation […]

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MAPC Statement: City of Boston Rollback to Phase 2.2

“MAPC applauds Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston for moving the city back to Phase 2.2 of the reopening plan. The rise in COVID cases, deaths, and hospitalizations demands swift action to reduce community spread, and Mayor Walsh is taking such action today. The decision to close business establishments, even temporarily, is […]

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