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HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DUXBURY!

August 14, 2017

Amanda Linehan Communications Manager Metropolitan Area Planning Council 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org For Immediate Release: Monday, August 14, 2017 HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF DUXBURY! Community Master Plan Project Kicking Off This Summer DUXBURY – Do you live in Duxbury? Are you interested in helping to craft a vision for the community’s […]

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SHERBORN’S HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN TO BE DISCUSSED AT AUGUST 15 PUBLIC MEETING

August 2, 2017

Amanda Linehan, Communications Manager Metropolitan Area Planning Council 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org CALENDAR LISTING / MEDIA ADVISORY SHERBORN’S HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN TO BE DISCUSSED AT AUGUST 15 PUBLIC MEETING Who: Sherborn residents, business owners, representatives of non-profit organizations and institutions, and others who are interested in preventing and reducing damage from natural […]

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YOUTH, LAW ENFORCEMENT JOIN FOR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

July 31, 2017

Amanda Linehan Communications Manager 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org For Immediate Release: Monday, July 31, 2017 YOUTH, LAW ENFORCEMENT JOIN FOR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Mayors Coalition hosts annual event to combat youth crime and prevent gang violence in Metro Boston SOMERVILLE – Law enforcement officials, youth services workers and local teens will join together […]

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Arlington Cultural Planning

June 1, 2017

Background MAPC is working with the Town of Arlington’s Department of Planning and Community Development, the Arlington Commission on Arts and Culture (ACAC), and others to launch a town-wide cultural planning process in September 2016. The project deliverable is an arts and culture action plan that aims to strengthen and […]

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  • Marked Territory: Rethinking Massachusetts’ Historical Markers January 15, 2021
    Credit: Jaye Glenn Marked Territory: Rethinking Massachusetts' Roadside Histories Reflection by MAPC Arts and Culture Fellow Emma Boast In 1930, the Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission erected 200 markers to commemorate the colony’s 300th anniversary. For some, the markers highlight the “rich heritage of Massachusetts and local communities,” as MassDOT noted in its 2019 announcement of its […]
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