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I am a Ukrainian

People around the planet should join the brave people of Ukraine! We must stand with and stand beside the brave but terrorized Ukrainians: children, papas, grandmothers, women… our human family that is being subject to a despicable onslaught by bullies and terrorists, the paranoid and delusional human forces that have complete control of RUSSIA. Countries around the world may hold…

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‘Everything’s going up’: Seniors struggle with the prices of food, fuel, and medicine

A key inflation measure grew at the fastest pace in 40 years The last time prices rose this fast, today’s seniors were in their prime and drawing paychecks. Now they’re older, retired, and feeling the crunch in a world where everything suddenly costs more. Higher rents and heating bills and steeper gas and prescription drug prices are pinching almost everyone….

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Melnea Cass, ‘First Lady of Roxbury,’ gave Boston her all

This Black History Month, the Globe is saluting people from Massachusetts who have made a difference. A large recreational complex. A community pool. And a boulevard winding through Lower Roxbury. The name of Melnea Agnes Cass, known as the “First Lady of Roxbury,” is emblazoned on public amenities across the neighborhood she called home, a testament to her legacy as…

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Boston Tax Help Coalition offers free tax services for low-earning residents

The Boston Tax Help Coalition (BTHC) launched its 20th tax season on Jan. 28 — once again providing free tax preparation services for city residents earning $60,000 or less per year. Mayor Michelle Wu made the announcement four days after the start of the nation’s tax season. The deadline to file taxes in Massachusetts is April 19.  “Boston residents can…

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Jamaica Plain Fuel Assistance Benefits Now at $1,650

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) kicked off the annual Fuel Assistance Program at the ABCD offices in Jamaica Plain.  ABCD ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew is now urging Jamaica Plain residents to apply for fuel aid now as federal funding to the program has increased.  Drew said with the new round of funding households at or below the federal…

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Fuel Assistance Now at $1,650

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) kicked off the annual Fuel Assistance Program at the ABCD offices in the South End and Chinatown. ABCD ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew is now urging residents to apply for fuel aid now as federal funding to the program has increased. Drew said with the new round of funding households at or below the…

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If You’re Struggling to Pay Your Heating Bills, Help May Be Available

Action for Boston Community Development says that while many are experiencing difficulty paying for heat this winter, there are resources to assist many people in need. Frigid temperatures and this weekend’s potential storm are concerning developments for people having a tough time heating their homes. “We haven’t maybe seen the snow accumulation that we’re used to, but everyone is still…

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As winter cold hits, ABCD urges residents to apply for heating assistance

As bitter cold grips Massachusetts, ABCD reminds residents that households at or below the federal poverty level can receive as much as $1,650 in fuel assistance, while those with slightly higher incomes receive benefits on a sliding scale.  Due to the huge spike in energy costs and the ongoing economic crisis battering our most vulnerable households, benefits from the federal…

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ABCD offers free tax prep to eligible residents

EITC, Child Tax Credit, all tax relief measures addressed ABCD urges all residents of Boston and the Mystic Valley region who earned $58,000 or less in 2021 to make an appointment now for no-cost tax preparation.  ABCD’s IRS-certified tax preparers will prepare and submit tax returns, working primarily online but also by drop-off, phone and email, with limited in-person appointments…

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Yawkey Foundation donates $40,000 to Youth Access Pack project

Recognizing that many young people in the community face severe social and economic barriers, the Yawkey Foundation has donated $40,000 to the ABCD Youth Access Pack project.  The grant will fund monthly access packs for 25 participants in ABCD’s Career Explorations and HOPES youth career development programs throughout 2022. While virtually all under-resourced youth confront steep challenges including vanishing pathways…

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