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Heating oil prices at their lowest since 2009 

By Jay Fitzgerald and Jack Newsham, Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 10/13/2015 Categories: ABCD Fuel Assistance LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Winter Emergency Campaign

For low-income families, the decline in heating oil prices could take some pressure off tight household budgets, offsetting rising rents and electric bills, said John Drew, president of Action for Boston Community Development, or ABCD, a nonprofit antipoverty agency that provides heating assistance in the Boston area. More than 180,000 households in Massachusetts qualify for federal heating assistance, and lower fuel oil prices mean their grants would buy more, Drew said.

“It helps offset all the other costs in their lives,” he said. “That’s the one dividend they have, that oil hasn’t gone up.” Read more here.

Beacon Hill Roll Call 

by Bob Katzen, Nashoba Publishing
Posted by ABCD Public Information 5/1/2015 Categories: LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Low income & poor families Winter Emergency Campaign

"THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives' votes on two roll calls from prior sessions on the debate on legislative rules for when the fiscal 2016 $38 billion budget is debated." read more.

 

QUOTABLE QUOTES: Baker says he will 'never' run for president  

Sentinel & Enterprise
Posted by ABCD Public Information 4/27/2015 Categories: LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Low income & poor families Winter Emergency Campaign

"John Drew, president of Action for Boston Community Development, noting that Massachusetts residents have until May 15 to apply for fuel assistance to help pay their utility heating bills and avoid shut-off." read more

 

Farmer's Market Collects Hats, Scarves, Gloves for ABCD​ 

by Charlene Arsenault, Patch Staff
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/17/2015 Categories: ABCD Winter Emergency Campaign

"The folks behind the Wayland Winters Farmers’ Market (Russell’s Garden Center) are collecting hats, scarves, gloves and mittens for the Action for Boston Community Development." read more.

Kind-hearted reader 
pays family’s heat bill 

by Marie Szaniszlo, Boston Herald
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/10/2015 Categories: LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Winter Emergency Campaign

"A Lynn woman has come to the rescue of one of the 150,000 households that has exhausted its fuel assistance due to one of the coldest winters in recent memory." read more.

Advocates say 150,000 need more fuel assistance due to harsh winter 

by Marie Szaniszlo, Boston Herald
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/8/2015 Categories: ABCD LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Winter Emergency Campaign

"Advocates for the poor are calling on state officials to provide immediate aid to approximately 150,000 low-income Massachusetts households — about one-third of them seniors — who have exhausted their fuel-assistance benefits due to one of the coldest winters in recent memory." read more.

Eight things you may have missed Friday from the world of business 

The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/7/2015 Categories: LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Winter Emergency Campaign

"1. Federal heating aid exhausted in Boston area: Action for Boston Community Development, a nonprofit social service provider, said 18,000 families it served had exhausted their federal heating assistance benefits and appealed to the state for help." read more.

Heating assistance money exhausted in Boston area 

by Jack Newsham, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/6/2015 Categories: LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Winter Emergency Campaign

"Action for Boston Community Development, a nonprofit social service provider, said 18,000 families it served had exhausted their federal heating assistance benefits and appealed to the state for help." read more. 

National Grid Foundation Increases Heating Assistance Funds to Support Even More Families 

by United Way
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/17/2015 Categories: LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Winter Emergency Campaign

"National Grid Foundation celebrates giving more than $1 million over 10 years to United Way partners; 2015 grant awards $150,000 to meet rising need in local communities." read more.

MGH Institute Again Supports: Local Charities and Organizations 

by Charlestown Patriot Bridge staff
Posted by ABCD Public Information 1/4/2015 Categories: ABCD Winter Emergency Campaign

"The MGH Institute of Health Professions supported several charities in Charlestown and other worthy organizations during this season of giving." read more.

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