We hear: Conor Kennedy, Taylor Swift, Queen Latifah and more... 

9/28/2012 Categories: 50th Anniversary Gala ABCD

By Inside Track
Friday, September 28, 2012 

That Queen Latifah will not take the stage at ABCD’s 50th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 2 due to “scheduling conflicts.”

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Natalie Cole "In The News" 

9/27/2012 Categories: 50th Anniversary Gala ABCD

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Grammy award-winning singer Natalie Cole has agreed to perform at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) 50th anniversary gala on Nov. 2...

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Local residents to be honored at ABCD awards banquet 

by Patrick Rosso  September 26, 2012 10:04 AM

Members of the Boston community who have worked tirelessly for their neighborhoods will get some time in the spotlight, as Action for Boston Community Development honors local volunteers at its annual awards banquet.

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Lynds to Be Honored at ABCD Awards 

September 26, 2012
By Times Staff

John Lynds, news reporter for the East Boston Times Free Press for 11 years, will be one of the honorees at the Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Community Volunteer Celebration Thursday at the Omni Parker House Hotel.

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Endicott Impress Doc Rivers at TD Garden's Hoop Dreams 

9/25/2012 Categories: ABCD Hoop Dreams


BOSTON, Mass. – Anyone who loves basketball and has spent time in the Boston area has dreamed about playing on the famous parquet floor at the Garden. On Thursday, September 13th, fifteen Endicott College students had the experience of a lifetime doing just that and meeting the man who led Boston to its 17th world championship.

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The Scoop: Dennis Lehane details his journey 

9/24/2012 Categories: ABCD Dennis Lehane

By Gayle Fee And Laura Raposa With Megan Johnson / Inside Track

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Boston’s best best-selling crime writer Dennis Lehane detailed his journey from Dot rat to the toast of Tinseltown for 50 Southie kids and “E.R.” star Maura Tierney Friday at the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center, named for Maura’s dad, the late Hub city councilman.

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Dennis Lehane has words of wisdom for Southie kids 

9/24/2012 Categories: ABCD Dennis Lehane

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein |  GLOBE STAFF    
SEPTEMBER 22, 2012

Best-selling author Dennis Lehane spoke to several dozen kids from South Boston Friday as part of a literacy event organized by Action for Boston Community Development. (“ER” actress Maura Tierney also made the scene.)

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ESOL, GED programs returning to Mattapan Family Service Center after funding reinstated 

9/24/2012 Categories: ABCD

By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent

English-language classes and GED programs in Mattapan that were shuttered in late June because of funding cuts will be returning to the neighborhood.

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Commonwealth Awards ABCD Mattapan Funds 

9/24/2012 Categories: ABCD

Fenway News Online 

Posted by Valarie Seabrook ⋅ September 21, 2012 

Commonwealth Awards ABCD Mattapan FSC

$175,000 Grant for Adult Literacy Programs

Center Prepares to Meet High Demand for GED, ESOL Programs;

Residents Seek Education as Pathway to Economic Opportunity

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Recap: Doc Rivers Hosts ABCD’s 2nd Annual Hoop Dreams 

9/17/2012 Categories: ABCD Hoop Dreams

September 16, 2012 | Written by Boston Fab

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) provides a myriad of human services from Head Start programs to Housing Advocacy for almost 50 years.

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