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Katherine Antos Joins Metropolitan Area Planning Council as Deputy Executive Director for Planning & Sustainability

September 20, 2022

September 15, 2022 – Boston – Earlier this month, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) welcomed Katherine Antos as the agency’s new Deputy Executive Director for Planning & Sustainability. In her role, she will partner with cities, towns, state agencies, and organizations to promote sustainable development, advance equity and resiliency, […]

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MAPC issues statement on federal MBTA report

August 31, 2022

MAPC issues statement on federal MBTA report Planning agency: years of disinvestment have led to staffing shortages, backlogged repairs; MBTA must commit to strong replacement service for future shutdowns BOSTON – Aug. 31, 2022 – Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Executive Director Marc Draisen today issued the following statement in […]

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MAPC Releases West Station Report Study

June 10, 2022

MAPC Releases West Station Report Study BOSTON-Better bus and train service, safe biking and walking routes, and appropriately-priced parking all have the potential to unlock thousands of jobs, create a brand-new neighborhood, and dramatically improve air quality in the area around Allston Landing in Boston, according to a new report […]

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MAPC Statement on Buffalo Mass Shooting

May 16, 2022

MAPC Statement on Buffalo Mass Shooting Marc Draisen, Executive Director, and Lizzi Weyant, Deputy Executive Director for Public Affairs & Advocacy, today released the following statement: “Once again, the weekend was marred by another horrific loss of life as a result of racist violence against people of color, this time […]

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MAPC Launches “MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together”

May 6, 2022

Screenshot of the MetroCommon 2050 Digital Hub. Click to open. MAPC Launches ‘MetroCommon 2050: Shaping our Region Together’ BOSTON – May 5, 2022- Flanked by Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, MA-07, and scores of public officials and stakeholders from across Greater Boston this week, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) officially unveiled […]

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  • Funding Opportunities for Mass. Schools to Invest in Indoor Air Quality & Heat Resilience October 12, 2022
    Funding Opportunities for Mass. Schools to Invest in Indoor Air Quality & Heat Resilience Written by Sharon Ron, MAPC senior public health planner, Paula Giraldo and Geri Medina, Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership / Health Resources in Action The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will be granting $100 million to school districts to […]
  • MARPA-DLS Conference Highlights Opportunities for Cities & Towns, Reflects on Accomplishments October 4, 2022
    More than one hundred municipal officials and staff from across the Commonwealth gathered last week for the 2022 Statewide Municipal Partnerships Conference, hosted by the Mass. Association of Regional Planning Agencies (MARPA) and Division of Local Services at the College of the Holy Cross. Special guests at the conference, the first held since 2019, included […]
  • MARPA-DLS Conference 2022: Announcing Special Guests Governor Charlie Baker and Steve Kadish September 20, 2022
    Join the Mass. Association of Regional Planning Agencies and Division of Local Services to hear from special guests Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, the Governor’s former Chief of Staff, Steve Kadish, as well as Secretaries Tesler, Acosta, Kennealy and Card about how to make the most of unprecedented infrastructure modernization resources and build […]
  • 2022 End of Session Legislative Outcomes: MAPC Priorities and Interest Areas September 15, 2022
    The Massachusetts Legislature wrapped up its 192nd session in the early morning of August 1, and the Governor had 10 days to give final approval or veto those bills sent to his desk. In the closing days of session, the Legislature approved several MAPC's budget and policy priorities, including legislation covering transportation, climate, public health, […]
  • Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament Brings Community Together for the 13th Year August 22, 2022
    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 […]