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Need cash? Call ABCD tax prep now!

ABCD provides free tax assistance for residents who earned $58,000 or least in 2021 EITC, Child Tax Credit, all tax relief measures provided; program kicks off Jan. 31 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2022 CONTACT: Lee Phenner339.368.1140                                               (BOSTON, MA) — ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) urges all residents of Boston and the Mystic Valley region who earned…

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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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Thanks from ABCD

ABCD sends its warmest thank you to the Boston Herald for its outstanding support of the ABCD Toy Drive. In particular, the heartwarming article by Marie Szaniszlo (“6,000 Toys Needed by Dec. 15,” Dec. 7, 2021) alerted hundreds of donors and helped kick off a widespread media campaign. In 10 days our toy drive climbed from 400 to 6,000 toys,…

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ABCD Reaches 6,000 Toy Goal for Holiday Drive

‘Twas three weeks before Christmas and… The ABCD toy room was rather empty. About 400 toys rested on the distribution tables. Meanwhile requests for help were pouring in at an unprecedented rate. SIX THOUSAND toys were needed for families seeking to celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Channukah and Three Kings Day. “With the pandemic still impacting the families we serve in Boston…

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ABCD Reaches 6,000 Toy Goal for Holiday Drive

‘Twas three weeks before Christmas and… The ABCD toy room was rather empty. About 400 toys rested on the distribution tables. Meanwhile requests for help were pouring in at an unprecedented rate. SIX THOUSAND toys were needed for families seeking to celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Channukah and Three Kings Day. “With the pandemic still impacting the families we serve in Boston…

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Local nonprofit secures 6,000 toys in 3 weeks for holiday donations

‘Twas three weeks before Christmas and all through ABCD, several creatures were stirring, as worried as can be. Folks had been generous, donating 400 toys, but the need was far greater, for all local girls and boys. The call went out, for a bit more aid, and the community responded, spreading a joy that can’t be repaid. ABCD, or Action for…

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ABCD kickoff annual Fuel Assistance program

Applaud Biden Admins’. increase to fuel assistance nationwide With temperatures in Mission Hill  expected to dip into the 30s at night this week many low-income residents will be left out in the cold.  The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause uncertainty in the neighborhood as job loss, food insecurity and loss of income has become more prevalent and many residents will…

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