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Boston Scenes: Local and Culturally Relevant Events this week 

6/27/2012 Categories: Robert M. Coard Building Dedication

Community leaders, friends and supporters gathered on Boston CommonThursday...

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Tracked down: Dustin Pedroia, Larry David, Andrew Ference 

6/27/2012 Categories: Robert M. Coard Building Dedication

By Inside Track
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 

Dustin Pedroia giving hitting advice to young fans at the Beverly Bootstraps-Wayside Trailers softball game, a Salem Five “Who’s Your Dustin?” event at Salem State University...

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ABCD Building Dedicated in Honor of Longtime Leader 

6/26/2012 Categories: Robert M. Coard Building Dedication

ABCD's headquarters in downtown Boston is dedicated in memory of its leader for more than 40 years, Robert Coard. Report for BNN News.

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ABCD building to assume Robert Coard’s name today 

6/26/2012 Categories: Robert M. Coard Building Dedication

By Ed Forry

The downtown office building at 178 Tremont Street across from Boston Common that is home to Action for Boston Community Development will be dedicated today in the memory of Robert M. Coard, the longtime leader of ABCD, Boston’s official antipoverty agency.

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ABCD honored for commitment to community service 

6/26/2012 Categories: Robert M. Coard Building Dedication

FOX 25's Maria Stephanos emceed an event that honored Action for Boston Community Development, a fantastic local organization celebrating 50 years of helping people out of poverty.

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A hero in the war on poverty 

6/18/2012 Categories: Robert M. Coard Building Dedication

By Adrian Walker |  Globe Columnist  
June 18, 2012

In John Drew’s estimation, Bob Coard’s friends and admirers never got to say a proper goodbye.

For decades before his death in 2009, Coard was the guiding force behind Action for Boston Community Development, the mammoth social service agency he had guided for most of its existence. He died the weekend after he retired, following a lengthy illness. Some 1,500 people, including the governor, attended Coard’s retirement dinner, but Coard himself was not there; he was too ill by then.

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ABCD names building for former leader Robert Coard 

5/14/2012 Categories: Robert M. Coard Building Dedication

By Jeremy C. Fox, Town Correspondent

The Action for Boston Community Development agency has announced that it will dedicate its central office building in honor of the late Robert M. Coard, ABCD’s president and CEO for more than four decades.

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