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Press Release: 2nd Edition of NEMLEC STARS Toolkit Introduced

August 21, 2017

The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) and the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) sponsored a school safety conference on March 17th at Endicott College to introduce 225 stakeholders from school districts and public safety agencies throughout Essex and Middlesex Counties to the 2nd Edition of the NEMLEC School Threat […]

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First and Last Mile Transit Forum

August 21, 2017

An audience of approximately 45 gathered Thursday, March 23 at the Reading Public Library for a forum on first and last mile transit connections in suburban communities. Secretary of Transportation, Stephanie Pollack, was the featured guest at the forum. Led by Keith Bergman, Littleton Town Administrator and President of MAPC, […]

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Planning 101 Blog: How Can We Tell if Complete Streets Policies are Working?

August 21, 2017

How do we measure what really matters? As a planner, I know the plan is important but it is not what really counts at the end of the day. It’s the changes that follow the plan – changes in policies, funding, and social capital among others – that really count. And, […]

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Planning 101 Blog: New Toolkit for School Threat Assessment and Response

August 21, 2017

MAPC’s homeland security team recently worked to help produce a toolkit providing schools and school districts with guidance on assessing and responding to threats and crises. On Friday, March 17, the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) – for which MAPC serves as fiduciary and program manager – and […]

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Press Release: Concord’s Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan to be Presented at May 8 Public Meeting

August 18, 2017

Who Concord residents, business owners, representatives of non-profit organizations and institutions, and others who are interested in preventing and reducing damage from natural hazards. What The Concord Hazard Mitigation Team will hold a public meeting to present an overview of the draft Concord Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2017. The Metropolitan […]

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  • “Small Steps: Dances of Resilience” Premieres Sept. 9-11 September 9, 2020
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  • September Data Viz: Completing the 2020 Census September 1, 2020
    Every month, MAPC's Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: equity, housing, transportation, climate, arts and culture, and more. September’s visualization revisits the 2020 Census and examines response rates across the region. With just one month left before counting efforts close, some communities are still […]
  • Everyday Unrealities: A Call for Creative Planning August 28, 2020
     Artists: Cedric Douglas and Julz Roth  Photographer: Rob Larsen Everyday Unrealities: A Call for Creative Planning A reflection by Arts and Culture Fellow Emma Boast It’s been nearly half a year since COVID-19 erupted into and upended our lives. As the crisis deepened, we lost friends, family, colleagues, and members of our communities. We lost […]