Child-care forum set for Children's Museum 

11/29/2011 Categories: ABCD

By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent

Boston-area nonprofit child care providers will be among the other 50 organizations participating in a forum Tuesday aimed at improving child care facilities in the city.

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SNAP, Foodie’s team up in turkey give-away  

11/28/2011 Categories: Winter Emergency Campaign

by Andrew McFarland
MySouthEnd.com Contributor
Monday Nov 21, 2011

South End groups able to respond to growing demand for food

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ABCD Helps Those In Need 

11/28/2011 Categories: Winter Emergency Campaign

The holidays are challenging times for poor people all over greater Boston. And the largest organization doing what it can to help those people is facing it's OWN challenge.

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Charities struggle to meet demand 


Calls for help continue to rise as donations fall
November 25, 2011|By Stephanie Ebbert and Peter Schworm, Globe Staff

As Massachusetts charities enter a fourth holiday season since the economic collapse, many families - especially those with children - are struggling to afford basic necessities, say those who work with the poor.

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Tracked Down: Wyc Grousbeck, Ken Hodge, Kanye West and more 

11/23/2011 Categories: William J. Ostiguy High School

By Inside Track
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 

Dropkick Murphys main man Ken Casey donating $10,000 from the Murphys’ Claddagh Fund to ABCD’s William J. Ostiguy High School for kids who are recovering from substance abuse at the school’s graduation and scholarship ceremony. 

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Shaquille O’Neal lends a (big) hand 

November 19, 2011|By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein, Globe Staff

While in town to hawk his new book (with Jackie MacMullan), “Shaq Uncut: My Story,’’ former Celtic Shaquille O’Neal did a good deed for the folks at ABCD yesterday.

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Shaquille O'Neal Speaks Highly of Celtics Fans, Sorry He Let Them Down During Time in Boston  

Shaquille O'Neal was back in Boston on Friday, as he was helping to give back to the community as he's done in other cities many times before.

O'Neal was back in town to help deliver Thanksgiving turkeys to needy families, and he also spent some time reading with children as part of the Head Start program.

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Shaq Spreads Holiday Cheer In Dorchester 

BOSTON (CBS) –Shaquille O’Neal returned to Boston on Friday, but his visit had nothing to do with basketball. And that is not just because there is no NBA at this time.

Shaq read to head start children in Dorchester, followed by the once “Big Shamrock” handing out turkeys to needy families. It was all part of the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) kicking off their “Winter Emergency Campaign.”

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Shaq spreads holiday cheer at Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center (ABCD) 

November 18, 2011|By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent, Globe Staff

Shaquille O’Neal may have retired from the NBA, but he scored with a group of Dorchester youths this morning as he spread holiday cheer at the Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center (ABCD).

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Poverty Rising In Boston’s Inner City 


BOSTON — For poor people in Boston’s inner city, the last decade has a been cruel one.

A new study sponsored by the Boston Foundation finds that while poverty city-wide has remained steady, it has increased in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. In those communities, 42 percent of children are now considered poor. And though poverty has risen significantly for African-American kids across the city since 1990, the study shows that for white children it’s declined considerably.

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