12/19/2011 Categories: Fuel Assistance

THUMBS DOWN to the Republicans who have drastically cut federal heating assistance to the poor, hurting thousands of people.

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Let them know it’s Christmas time 


It’s humbling’ at the holidays
By Renee Nadeau Algarin and Natalie Sherman
Sunday, December 18, 2011

As financial hardships worsen for many Bay State families, charities are struggling to keep up with requests to help families provide not only gifts, but also the bare necessities during the holiday season.

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Tuesday's Our View: Ugly game of Russian roulette 

12/14/2011 Categories: LiHEAP

Our Position: GOP hopefuls should talk about LIHEAP funding cuts

There is clearly little question that steps must be taken to reduce the national debt, but the latest effort in Washington boggles the mind. Thousands of poor people across the Northeast and elsewhere are bracing for a difficult winter with substantially less home heating aid coming from the federal government.

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Several Northeast states reduce federal home heating aid benefits to poor families  

12/12/2011 Categories: LiHEAP

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mary Power is 92 and worried about surviving another frigid New England winter because deep cuts in federal home heating assistance benefits mean she probably can't afford enough heating oil to stay warm.

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Eastern Bank Toy Drive 

12/7/2011 Categories: ABCD Holiday Toy Drive

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., which runs an annual toy drive, anticipates it will need more than 10,000 toys this year

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ABCD Starts Annual Holiday Toy Drive 

ABCD starts its annual Holiday Toy Drive with a distribution to preschoolers in Dorchester, at a branch of Eastern Bank, one of the campaign supporters.

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Deadline for Medicare Drug Plan Coverage is December 7, 2011 ACT NOW! 

SENIORS! Call ABCD “SHINE” TODAY! Deadline for Medicare Drug Plan Coverage is December 7 Number one on Boston-area seniors “TO DO” list: 

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