Author: Connor Mattson

Asian American Civic Association rings in 52 years

The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) celebrated its “Their Courage to be New” gala on June 30 at the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. About 400 guests rang in 52 years of service. Social Justice Award recipient and ABCD president and CEO John Drew said, “Social justice to me means we’re all in this together.” Santander Bank was recognized as…

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On the Precipice of a Critical Clippers Season, Doc Rivers Takes a Trip to Boston

Doc Rivers is coming back to Boston. The current head coach of the Clippers, who signed 2019 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard in the most impressive offseason in the NBA, will return to the city in which he won his lone NBA title as he prepares to win another. Rivers will make the journey back for the annual Hoop Dreams charity event he…

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New officers for ABCD board of directors

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) elected a new slate of officers to its Board of Directors for 2019 – 2020. Dorchester’s Yvonne Jones, who has been on the board since 2005, will serve as chair through June 2020. The diverse 51- member board represents public, private, and neighborhood sectors. Other newly elected officers are Sean Daughtry of Roxbury, a…

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90,000 People In Mass. Potentially Losing Access To Food Stamps Under Trump Proposal

The Trump Administration is proposing a change to the rules that govern who is eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, commonly known as food stamps. Under the proposed rule changes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates three million people would lose benefits, which includes an estimated 90,000 people in Massachusetts, according to the state’s Department of Transitional Assistance…

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Bob Ryan talks ABCD Hoop Dreams on 98.5 The Sports Hub with Felger and Mazz

 


Wellness Waggin’: Boston Project Helps Families Afford Pet Care

A partnership between the Animal Rescue League of Boston and Action for Boston Community Development has created the Wellness Waggin,’ a mobile van that provides pet care to those who cannot afford it.


New Boston Wellness Waggin’ Provides Accessible, Affordable Pet Care

  A new project in Boston is bringing pet health care to where it’s needed most. The partnership between the Animal Rescue League of Boston and Action for Boston Community Development has set out to provide affordable pet care to those who cannot afford to pay the costs of veterinary care. Low income pet owners can now get their animals…

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AG Healey Funds Summer Jobs for Young People Across the State

Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office is awarding nearly $322,000 in grant funding to 100 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for young people that are focused on health and wellness. “Our summer jobs program provides hundreds of young people across the state with an opportunity to challenge themselves, gain new skills, and make a…

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Asian American Civic Association rings in 52 years

  The Asian American Civic Association (AACA) celebrated its “Their Courage to be New” gala on June 30 at the Spirit of Boston cruise ship. About 400 guests rang in 52 years of service. Social Justice Award recipient and ABCD president and CEO John Drew said, “Social justice to me means we’re all in this together.” Santander Bank was recognized…

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ABCD Hosts Field of Dreams 2019 at Fenway Park