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Celtics' Brad Stevens remains upbeat despite 'frustrating' start 

by Justin Barrasso, Sports Illustrated
Posted by ABCD Public Information 12/5/2014

by Justin Barrasso

Brad Stevens is slowly scrubbing away at the notion that college coaches can’t succeed in the NBA. While his rebuilding Celtics are still a work-in-progress, Stevens is doing some of his finest teaching – ahem, coaching – despite some early season struggles. read more

Faltering Malden charity may leave thousands without heat assistance 

by Chris Cassidy, Boston Herald
Posted by ABCD Public Information 12/5/2014

by Chris Cassidy, Boston Herald

Thousands of poor families may be left in the cold after a cash-strapped Malden charity — which has been under state and federal scrutiny for months — said it can no longer afford to provide home-heating assistance and may have to fold, the Herald has learned. read more

Malden-based social services agency in financial distress 

by Sean P. Murphy, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 12/5/2014

by Sean P. Murphy, The Boston Globe 

A Malden-based social services agency that helps provide fuel assistance to about 6,000 families and operates a Head Start program for children is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy while the state scrambles to find a provider to take over its accounts. read more

ABCD in need of toys, boots, donations 

WCVB Channel 5
Posted by ABCD Public Information 11/24/2014

WCVB Channel 5


ABCD, Action for Boston Community Development, is in the midst of its winter emergency campaign and urgently needs more new toys, boots, hats and monetary donations for its fuel assistance and food pantry programs. watch video

Holiday of plenty puts spotlight on the needs of many 

by Laura Crimaldi, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 11/21/2014

by Laura Crimaldi, The Boston Globe

For seven years, Michelle Lopez worked in Downtown Crossing, she said, doing data entry at a state agency. The 36-year-old mother from Chelsea was back in Downtown Crossing Thursday, but this time to get groceries from the Franciscan Food Center at St. Anthony Shrine. read more

BNN News interviews Kathy Tobin from ABCD Fuel Assisitance 

by Chris Lovett, BNN News
Posted by ABCD Public Information 11/20/2014

BNN's Chris Lovett interview Kathy Tobin about the 2014 ABCD Fuel Assistance Program.  watch video

BNN interviews ABCD's John J. Drew about opposition to proposed marijuana dispensary location 

by Chris Lovett, BNN News
Posted by ABCD Public Information 11/17/2014

ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew opposes proposed downtown location for a marijuana dispensary. watch here



 

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt to play Fenway in August 

by Lynne Chaput, The Providence Journal
Posted by ABCD Public Information 11/13/2014

by Lynne Chaput, The Providence Journal 

It’s never too early to think of summer, at least in the music business. James Taylor confirmed today with video on this website, jamestaylor.com that he’ll headline a Fenway Park concert in August 2015. read more

James Taylor to perform at Fenway in 2015 

Fox25 News
Posted by ABCD Public Information 11/13/2014

Fox25 News

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- James Taylor has announced that he will be playing a concert at Fenway Park on August 6, 2015. watch video. 

Downtown pot shot approval burns ABCD 

by O'Ryan Johnson, Rickard Weir, Boston Herald
Posted by ABCD Public Information 11/13/2014

by O'Ryan Johnson, Rickard Weir, Boston Herald

"Action for Boston Community Development — an anti-poverty organization — is taking a not-in-my-backyard approach to the proposed downtown location for a medical marijuana dispensary."  read more. 

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