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“Taste of the North End” Draws Record Crowd to Support Local Charities 

by Matt Conti, North End Waterfront
Posted by ABCD Public Information 5/2/2015 Categories: Fundraising North End West End ABCD

"The largest fundraiser in the neighborhood, Taste of the North End, was a roaring success on Friday night with record attendance to support local non-profits." read more.

Rising costs puts ownership out of reach 

by Jordan Graham, Boston Herald
Posted by ABCD Public Information 5/2/2015 Categories: Affordable Housing Low income & poor families

"More than a quarter of families renting homes in Massachusetts spend at least half their income on housing, according to a new study, making saving to buy a place of their own nearly impossible." read more

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

 

Henry Smith, 86; former director of ABCD SummerWorks 

by Bryan Marquard, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 4/27/2015 Categories: SummerWorks Youth Services Youth Unemployment

"Summer was anything but a vacation for Henry Smith, who managed Action for Boston Community Development’s employment and training program, ensuring that at-risk youths had jobs during the months when school was out." read more.

ABCD Solutions Series presents "The Cradle to Prison Pipline" 

The Bay State Banner
Posted by ABCD Public Information 4/15/2015 Categories: Solutions Series William J. Ostiguy High School Youth Services Youth Unemployment

"Jumaane Kendrick of ABCD Ostiguy High School, Beantown Society’s Kendra Lara and Johanna Wald of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice discuss the school to prison pipeline at ABCD as part of the agency’s Solutions Series." read more

ABCD celebrates Chinese New Year 

Sampan Staff
Posted by ABCD Public Information 4/3/2015 Categories: Elder Services

"Action for Boston Community Development hosted a Chinese New Year Party celebrating hopes and aspirations for the New Year on March 19 at its headquarters." read more.

Governor Baker Highlights Proposal to Double EITC in Boston 

Press Office, Governor Charlie Baker
Posted by ABCD Public Information 4/2/2015 Categories: Earned Income Tax Credit, VITA program Low income & poor families

"BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker today visited and toured one of Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) 12 IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites in the Greater Boston area to discuss with organizers, tax prep volunteers and individuals the benefits of doubling the earned income tax credit (EITC) would have on the budgets of low-income working families." read more

ABCD Solution Series: Affordable Housing  

Around Town, BNN TV
Posted by ABCD Public Information 4/1/2015 Categories: Affordable Housing Low income & poor families Solutions Series

"Around Town drops-in on Boston-area antipoverty organization, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), to watch a panel of community leaders discuss housing access and housing solutions by tackling some very difficult questions." Watch video here

 

Boston's Ostiguy High brings academics together with treatment 

by Julie M. Cohen
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/30/2015 Categories: William J. Ostiguy High School

"Near busy Park Street T station, beyond sightseeing tourists and harried workers, sits a haven that has literally changed and saved the lives of teens struggling with addiction: Action for Boston Community Development’s William J. Ostiguy High School." read more.

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