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Year: 2024

Longtime community health advocate ABCD hosts Black Maternal Health Week  screening of Birthing Justice followed by panel discussion with Boston health professionals

April 16, 2024 MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACT: Jamie McIver 857.488.5068Jamie.McIver@bostonabcd.org WHAT: ABCD Health Services hosts a free community screening of the award-winning film Birthing Justice during Black Maternal Health Week, followed by a panel discussion by top maternal health practitioners and advocates – with the goal of engaging, empowering and equipping women and those who care for them to advocate for…

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ABCD hosts Black Maternal Health Week screening of Birthing Justice — April 17

ABCD Health Services hosts a free community screening of the award-winning film Birthing Justice during Black Maternal Health Week, followed by a panel discussion by top maternal health practitioners and advocates – with the goal of engaging, empowering and equipping women and those who care for them to advocate for better Black maternal health outcomes.


Fuel assistance deadline is extended to May 10

Bostonians who need help to pay their heating bills have more time to apply for assistance, according to the anti-poverty agency that administers a federally funded grant program. Eligible households can get up to $1,950 through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, an increase of $600 from last year. The deadline is now May 10. Action for Boston Community…

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State campaign encourages individual climate action

Avery Bleichfeld Massachusetts state officials are touting programs that they say will help people of all income levels access bigger-ticket climate actions in a new campaign launched this month. The campaign, from the state’s Energy and Environmental Affairs Department, advertises things like buying electric vehicles, weatherizing a home, installing heat pumps and using solar power as solutions individuals can pursue…

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Applications for futureBOS —  Boston’s youth jobs program — now open

Mayor Michelle Wu and the Office of Youth Employment and Opportunity (YEO) today launched futureBOS, the 2024 Summer Youth Employment Program, including all Successlink job opportunities, for Boston youth and young adults ages 14 – 24.


Fuel assistance maximums grow, application deadline extended to May 10

ABCD has announced that the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) now provides up to $1,950 in fuel assistance for eligible households. This amount is an increase from the $600 maximum announced at the beginning of the winter season, and represents carryover funding from fiscal year 2023.  The application deadline has been extended. Residents of Greater Boston have…

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PRESS RELEASE: Fuel Assistance maximums have increased: LIHEAP application deadline extended to May 10, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 18, 2024 CONTACTJamie McIver857.488.5068jamie.mciver@bostonabcd.org Fuel Assistance maximums have increased:LIHEAP application deadline extended to May 10, 2024 $1,950 available for oil and propane; $1,450 for utilities and heat (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD is pleased to announce that the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) now provides up to $1,950 in fuel assistance for eligible households. This…

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Massachusetts Senate Unveils Early Education Reform Amid MASS MoCA Strike

Senate President Karen Spilka, alongside Sen. Jason Lewis and other influential figures, is set to announce a groundbreaking early education and childcare proposal. This move coincides with a significant strike at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), where workers are demanding better wages. Both events underscore the state’s focus on pivotal societal and cultural reforms. Transforming Early Education in Massachusetts…

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Senate plans another push for major early ed bill

Plan aims to layer unknown subsidy, grant costs on top of $1.5B in fiscal 2024 budget BOSTON (SHNS) – Despite a tightening state budget picture, the Senate next week plans to take up a pricey early education and child care bill aimed at expanding access to education for the state’s youngest learners and making it more affordable for families, with…

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Senate plans another push for major early ed bill

Despite a tightening state budget picture, the Senate next week plans to take up a pricey early education and child care bill aimed at expanding access to education for the state’s youngest learners and making it more affordable for families, with Senate President Karen Spilka saying the state can’t afford not to take action. The Senate plans to put the…

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