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MPHA in the News: Program helps corner stores, bodegas offer healthier fare

The Boston Globe Sunday, June 22, 2014 By Katheleen Conti Program helps corner stores, bodegas offer healthier fare Manuel Vicente opened up Vicente’s Tropical Grocery in Brockton 20 years ago to make traditional ingredients readily available to the city’s growing Cape Verdean…

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MPHA in the News: Guest View: Complete streets create more complete communities (South Coast Today)

South Coast Today Wednesday, February 26, 2014 By Steven Smith and David Weed Guest View: Complete streets create more complete communities In its version of the Transportation Bond Bill, the Massachusetts House of Representatives took a significant step forward to…

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MPHA in the News: Column: Smart zoning reform will lead to better development (The Eagle-Tribune)

The Eagle-Tribune Sunday, June, 15, 2014 By Dennis DiZoglio and Heather McMann Column: Smart zoning reform will lead to better development With nearly 45 years of experience in local planning between us, we have seen firsthand how communities struggle to…

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Zoning Reform for Healthy Community Design Garners Media Attention

The effort to update our state’s antiquate zoning statutes to support healthy community design, affordable housing, and environmental protection continues to garner media attention as the legislative session moves into its final stage.  This morning, the Boston Globe weighed in…

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MPHA in the News: Guest Opinion: Zoning Reform Needed for Healthier Communities (Taunton Gazette)

Taunton Gazette Monday, May 19, 2014 By André Leroux and Dr. David Weed Guest Opinion: Zoning Reform Needed for Healthier Communities Our cities and towns deserve a modern set of tools to plan ahead for growth that encourages and promotes healthy living….

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MPHA in the News: Using Zoning for a Beautiful Mosaic (Cape Cod Times)

Cape Cod Times Monday, May 19, 2014 By Sarah Peake and Daniel Wolf Using Zoning for a Beautiful Mosaic  Vibrant town centers. A growing and sustainable economic base. Sufficient and affordable housing. Open spaces that preserve the Cape’s character, vistas and landscapes. Year-round…

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MPHA in the News: Massachusetts Names Director of New Medical Marijuana Program (Boston Globe)

Boston Globe Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Massachusetts Names Director of New Medical Marijuana Program (Boston Globe) A long-time health administrator was named Monday as executive director of the state’s nascent medical marijuana program, an appointment that comes with ultimate authority…

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MPHA in the News: House Panel Adds $300 Mil for Local Roads to Transportation Bond Bill (State House News Service)

State House News Service Wednesday, January 8, 2014 By Matt Murphy House Panel Adds $300 Mil for Local Roads to Transportation Bond Bill STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 8, 2013….The House Bonding Committee on Tuesday signed off on two major long-term…

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MPHA in the News: Massachusetts Ranked 4th Healthiest State in Nation

GoLocal Worcester.com Thursday, December 19, 2013 By Zeke Wright Massachusetts Ranked 4th Healthiest State in Nation Massachusetts continues to lead the nation toward better health. The state ranks high on key health measures like its relative low prevalence of obesity…

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MPHA in the News: Gewirtz named executive director of Mass Public Health Association (Boston Globe)

Boston Globe State House News Service December 12, 2013 The Massachusetts Public Health Association this week named Rebekah Gewirtz as its new executive director. An alderman in Somerville, Gewirtz is currently director of government relations and political action at the…

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