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December 09, 2014
ABCD Winter Emergency Campaign Warms Homes and Hearts Neighborhood Service Centers across Greater Boston help thousands of low-income families with fuel assistance, food, clothing & holiday toys for kids BOSTON -- Action for Boston... read more
December 05, 2014

by Justin Barrasso

Brad Stevens is slowly scrubbing away at the notion that college coaches can’t succeed in the NBA. While his rebuilding Celtics are still a work-in-progress, Stevens is doing some of his finest teaching – ahem, coaching – despite some early season struggles. read more

December 05, 2014

by Chris Cassidy, Boston Herald

Thousands of poor families may be left in the cold after a cash-strapped Malden charity — which has been under state and federal scrutiny for months — said it can no longer afford to provide home-heating assistance and may have to fold, the Herald has learned. read more

December 05, 2014

by Sean P. Murphy, The Boston Globe 

A Malden-based social services agency that helps provide fuel assistance to about 6,000 families and operates a Head Start program for children is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy while the state scrambles to find a provider to take over its accounts. read more

December 01, 2014
Making Affordable Healthcare Work: Finding and Fixing the Challenges of New Health Care Legislation BOSTON - The ABCD Solution Series will host its debut forum, Making Affordable Health Care Work, on December 2nd from 3:30PM-5:30PM in the Melnea ... read more
November 24, 2014

WCVB Channel 5

ABCD, Action for Boston Community Development, is in the midst of its winter emergency campaign and urgently needs more new toys, boots, hats and monetary donations for its fuel assistance and food pantry programs. watch video

November 21, 2014
ABCD rolls out Fuel Assistance Program Thousands of children, families and seniors helped BOSTON—Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. is grateful to announce the beginning of the fuel assistance program as part of the federal... read more
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Thanks @UPPAbaby and Music Together for giving strollers, CDs and songbooks via the @TODAYshow gift drive! Will go to #HeadStart families.
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ABCD Events
Friday, December 19, 2014
ABCD Elm Hill Family Service Center Holiday Party
North End/ West End NSC Holiday Party for Seniors
Monday, December 22, 2014
Jamaica Plain APAC Holiday Party
South Boston APAC and Southie Snow Patrol: Warming Hands and Hearts in the Neighborhood
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Parker Hill Fenway NSC Adopt-a-Family Party

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