Households urged to check on tax credits 

By Lisa Hagen, Special to the Reporter
Jan. 26, 2012

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) held its Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign kickoff last Thursday to encourage more low and moderate income families and individuals to file for tax returns and receive up to $5,751 in tax credits.

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Nstar eyes 16 percent drop in customers’ gas bills 

1/24/2012 Categories: Fuel Assistance LiHEAP

Nstar’s gas customers could soon be warming up to a 16 percent drop in heating costs this winter thanks to the continuing price declines, the utility said yesterday.

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Some Parkway residents struggle to afford fuel, other basics 

1/24/2012 Categories: Fuel Assistance LiHEAP

It may seem like a mild winter so far, but for those worried about how they’re going to pay for heat, it’s already been a trying season. With congressional cuts to the federal Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program, some Parkway residents, especially seniors, are piling on sweaters and socks and hoping for the best.

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Heating Cuts Threaten Thousands 


Massive cuts in a federal home heating assistance program are threatening tens of thousands of homeowners in the Bay State, according to social service agencies.

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