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Times Staff, East Boston Times Free Press
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/11/2015 Categories: Fuel Assistance LiHEAP

"Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent." read more. 

Head Start advocates fight for restoration of $1 million in Massachusetts funding cuts 

by Shira Schoenberg, The Republican/ MassLive.com
Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/2/2015 Categories: ABCD Head Start

"The Boston Head Start program could close its classroom doors a week early this year due to budget cuts by Gov. Charlie Baker. In Western Massachusetts, Head Start expects to absorb the cut through classroom supplies." read more.

Head Start cuts would be keenly felt by kids in need 

by Joyce Ferriabough Bolling, Roxbury
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/28/2015 Categories: ABCD Head Start

"It might seem like an insignificant cut next to a projected $1.5 billion state deficit, and the thinking on Beacon Hill might be that everyone will have to feel some pain, but to the children and families who have nothing, who at least get a fighting chance in life with the solid educational foundation that Head Start provides, the cuts of about $1 million pose enormous consequences (“Head Start program in Boston faces cuts,” Metro, Feb. 25)." read more.

Worries about health care law leads tax filers to seek professional help  

by Deirdre Fernandes, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/26/2015 Categories: ABCD Earned Income Tax Credit, VITA program Tax Assistance

"Worries about how the Affordable Care Act may affect 2014 returns could drive more filers to spend hundreds of dollars to get professional help from accountants and preparation services, tax specialists said." read more.

Crowd Comes Out for ABCD NE/WE NSC Valentine's Party 

by ABCD NE/WE Nsc
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/26/2015 Categories: ABCD North End West End ABCD

"The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its Valentine’s Party.  Nearly 60 members of the community, almost all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to enjoy salad, chicken, potatoes, broccoli, cake, and coffee, despite the latest round of snowstorms!" read more.

The Curse Of The Cold: As Heat Assistance Runs Out, Advocates Ask State For Help  

by Craig LeMoult, WGBH News
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/26/2015 Categories: ABCD LIHEAP Fuel Assistance

"It’s been a tough winter for 80-year-old Renaud Mirville of Mattapan." read more.

Frigid winter leads to spike in fuel assistance 

by Ignacio Laguarda, Wicked Local Brookline
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/25/2015 Categories: LiHEAP LIHEAP Fuel Assistance
"Calls for heating assistance in Brookline have gone up dramatically from last year, reflective of a brutally cold and difficult winter." read more.

Group says Head Start cut will hurt low income children 

by Nashoba Publishing
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/25/2015 Categories: ABCD Head Start

"An anti-poverty agency on Tuesday lashed out at a spending cut ordered by Gov. Charlie Baker, saying the $1 million reduction in Head Start grants will lead to the elimination of five early education classrooms for low-income families." read more.

Head of ABCD Warns of Head Start Budget Cut​ 

by Chris Levitt, BNN News
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/24/2015 Categories: ABCD Head Start

BNN's Chris Lovett interview John J. Drew about the Head Start 9c Budget Cut. watch video.

Community groups seek more heating aid  

by Jack Newsham, The Boston Globe
Posted by ABCD Public Information 2/24/2015 Categories: ABCD LIHEAP Fuel Assistance

"Community service agencies in Massachusetts are pleading for more heating assistance dollars after they say a month of crippling storms has left the state’s poorest residents struggling to pay their bills." read more.

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