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MAPC Issues Statement on Climate Policy Roadmap

January 5, 2021

MAPC Issues Statement on Climate Policy Roadmap For immediate release: Monday, January 4 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement regarding the passage of the Climate Policy Roadmap legislation in the Massachusetts House and Senate. “MAPC applauds the House and Senate for taking up Climate Policy […]

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MAPC Issues Statement on Gov. Baker’s 2030 State’s Clean Energy & Climate Plan

December 30, 2020

MAPC Issues Statement on Gov. Baker’s 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan Update The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement regarding the Baker Administration’s Update of the State’s Clean Energy and Climate Plan. “As a member of the Global Warming Solutions Act Implementation Advisory Committee, MAPC […]

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MAPC Applauds Baker Admin for Joining TCI Program to Advance Climate Goals

December 21, 2020

MAPC Applauds Baker Admin for Joining TCI Program to Advance Climate Goals The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) issued the following statement today after four jurisdictions, including Massachusetts, agreed to establish a cap-and-invest system in the transportation sector. “Establishing a multi-state initiative to curb transportation emissions was a key recommendation […]

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Boston Mayor, 50+ Municipal Leaders Ask State House for Small Biz Relief

December 18, 2020

Boston Mayor, 50+ Municipal Leaders Ask State House for Small Biz Relief Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and more than 50 Massachusetts municipal leaders today are calling on State House leadership to provide immediate relief for small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. A coalition of 53 officials representing cities […]

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Dedham & Boston Launch Action Plan for VFW Parkway/Providence Highway

December 18, 2020

Dedham and Boston Launch Action Plan for VFW Parkway/Providence Highway Dedham – The town of Dedham and city of Boston have launched a community process to assess transportation and safety needs along the VFW Parkway/Providence Highway corridor. The project will evaluate how to meet the travel and safety needs of […]

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  • Action Alert: FY22 House Ways and Means Budget April 16, 2021
    Call to Action: FY22 House Ways and Means Budget On Wednesday, the MA House Ways and Means Committee released their FY22 budget bill, H.4000. It includes a number of wins for cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth. We're incredibly grateful to the House Ways and Means Committee for their hard work on the budget (you […]
  • Watch: Community Safety Day 2021 April 9, 2021
    On Tuesday, April 6, local officials, mayors and city managers, community leaders, law enforcement officers, and youth gathered for the 2021 Community Safety Day on the Hill: the first virtual gathering in the event's history. Over 200 people from across Massachusetts tuned in to hear about the importance of supporting youth violence prevention programs, talk […]
  • MAPC, MyRWA Launch Second Round of COVID-Safe Cooling Program April 6, 2021
    MAPC and Mystic River Watershed Association Launch Second Round of COVID-Safe Cooling Program In the spring of 2020, people were facing plenty of new challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic: preventing themselves from contracting the disease, conforming to social distancing requirements, wearing face masks, and avoiding indoor gatherings among them. But as the weather got […]
  • Video: Federal Economic Development Funding Opportunities Webinar April 2, 2021
    Looking to fund economic recovery and development efforts in your area? The Economic Development Administration (EDA) offers multiple funding opportunities to help local governments, nonprofits, and other organizations serve economically-distressed areas. This webinar discusses the various grants available and how to apply, and features past EDA grant recipients talking about their recent projects. MAPC provides […]
  • Video: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Women in the Workforce April 2, 2021
    The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce are both severe and lopsided in comparison to men. For women of color, who make up a higher percentage of essential workers, job losses are even worse. Addressing this "she-cession" will take a focused effort across sectors: government, business, advocates, and academia must all […]