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Year: 2023

Watch The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell Highlights: Nov. 1

November 1, 2023 — Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word, interviewed Tennessee State Representative Justin J. Pearson in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine that left 18 dead and many more injured. Rep. Pearson gained national recognition for his protest of gun violence earlier this year as one of the “Tennessee Three.” O’Donnell and…

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ABCD urges residents to apply for home heating assistance

Federal LIHEAP program sets benefits up to $600 (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD urges residents to apply immediately for home heating assistance through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides up to $600 in fuel assistance for eligible households. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services…

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Milton Resident Stephanie Voltaire To Be Honored At ABCD Community Heroes Celebration Nov. 3

Boston native and journalist Lawrence O’Donnell returns home to participate in a keynote conversation with Tennessee State Representative Justin J. Pearson of the “Tennessee Three” On Friday, November 3 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, ABCD will honor Milton resident Stephanie Voltaire at Boston’s most empowering event, the ABCD Community Heroes Celebration – who as a partner, collaborator, and leader uplifts underserved…

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Legislators visit early education sites in Dot

Three lawmakers, all members of the House Education Committee, toured early childhood education sites throughout Dorchester and Roxbury last month to learn more about early childhood education in the government-funded Head Start program. Rep. Denise Garlick of Needham, the committee’s chairperson, joined host state Rep. Chris Worrell and Rep. Kate Donaghue of Worcester in stopping by the ABCD Head Start…

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‘This is preventable’: Tenn. State Rep. Justin J. Pearson on gun reform after Maine mass shooting

Seven months before a gunman murdered 18 people in Lewiston, Maine, a shooter killed six people at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, three of whom were just 9 years old. That shooting propelled Rep. Justin J. Pearson and two fellow Democrats to protest gun violence on the floor of the State House of Representatives. In response, Republicans in the…

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ABCD on WBUR: Over $130 Million in LIHEAP benefits announced to help families stay warm and healthy this winter

(BOSTON, MA) – October 26, 2023 WBUR-FM reports on federal home heating assistance funding available to help Massachusetts families pay their heating bills this winter. ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler says the organization has already received 10,000 applications for this critical assistance. Apply for heating assistance at toapply.org/MassLIHEAP.


MSNBC’s O’Donnell to participate in ABCD ‘Heroes’ celebration on Nov. 3

Dorchester native Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word, and Tennessee State Representative Justin J. Pearson of the “Tennessee Three” will engage in a keynote conversation during ABCD’s Community Heroes celebration on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, where four Dorchester residents will be among 18 people who have been nominated from across the region by…

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Heating Worries Mount Amid Growing Costs

Prices for oil, natural gas and electricity are all up as New England heads toward winter heating season. Shirlee Thurston’s latest heating oil bill is a frightening prospect only weeks before Halloween and the arrival of the winter months.Oil prices are on the rise. This week, a gallon of home heating oil in Massachusetts sold on average for $5.71 a…

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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell and State Representative Justin J. Pearson of the “Tennessee Three” …

Boston, MA, United States, Oct. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq. announced that Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word and State Representative Justin J. Pearson of the “Tennessee Three” will engage in a keynote conversation at Boston’s most empowering event, the ABCD Community Heroes Celebration on Friday, November 3 at the Boston Marriott Copley…

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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell and State Representative Justin J. Pearson of the “Tennessee Three” to keynote the Community Heroes Celebration on November 3

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell and State Representative Justin J. Pearson of the “Tennessee Three” to keynote the Community Heroes Celebration on November 3 Boston, MA, United States, Oct. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq. announced that Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word and State Representative Justin J. Pearson of the “Tennessee Three” will…

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