Month: January 2022

Massachusetts leaders honor legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with special virtual ceremony

Rhondella Richardson: The struggle for civil rights boiled down is the fight for humanity and inclusion, both core to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mission. Quincy Miller: In these times of great need, it’s upon each of us to do more even when we’ve done so much. Dr. Karl Reid: We start by building a more diverse and inclusive university….

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Having trouble heating your home? Here’s where you can get help.

Tuesday’s single digit temperatures and below zero wind chill made it clear: Winter has arrived in Boston.  With the weather cold enough to shut down Boston Public Schools on Tuesday and slow the MBTA, even staying warm inside can be a challenge. However, there are options for anyone struggling to heat their home, whether the issue is an unresponsive landlord or costly heating bills.  In…

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State fire marshal urges space heater safety: ‘You only have a minute’ to escape a blaze

Artic air brought temperatures in the single digits and teens to most of Massachusetts on Tuesday. As people struggle to stay warm during the cold snap with space heaters, fire safety officials and anti-poverty advocates shared advice on how to stay safe. Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey said space heater safety should be foremost in people’s minds, especially in…

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Increased federal energy aid available as winter weather arrives in Massachusetts

WASHINGTON—With a colder winter forecast and energy prices higher compared to last year, unpaid utility bills couldpile up in New England like the snow outside. So the Biden administration and members of Congress from the region on Friday alerted low-income households to a major boost in federal money to help them keep the heat on. The American Rescue Plan enacted…

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MA Fuel Assistance Top Benefit Now $1,650

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 4, 2022 CONTACT: Susan Koopersteinskooperstein@comcast.net617.875.3619 Lee Phennerlee.phenner@bostonabcd.org339.368.1140 MA Fuel Assistance Top Benefit Now $1,650 ABCD urges residents to apply for fuel aid NOW as bitter winter weather, COVID surge, hit New England Action for Boston Community Development announces that households at or below the federal poverty level can now receive $1,650 in fuel assistance, while those with slightly…

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