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Author: Connor Mattson

MassHire Metro North Workforce Board Announces Selection of New Career Center Operator

The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is pleased to announce the selection of ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) as the next operator of the MassHire Metro North Career Center (MNCC), effective July 1. ABCD was selected after a comprehensive and competitive procurement process. The procurement committee was impressed with ABCD’s extensive experience with federal, state, and local grants and workforce development programs, strong ties…

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Short-term Relief Available to Medford Residents Struggling to Pay Rent

Medford residents struggling to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic can get some short-term relief through a new program Action for Boston Community Development has launched in partnership with the city. Under the initiative, funded through $250,000 appropriated by Medford from its Community Preservation Act fund, households that have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and earn up to…

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Emergency fund helps Medford residents pay rent due to coronavirus hardships

ABCD partners with city and funding through Community Preservation Act to sustain tenants at risk of homelessness ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), in partnership with the city of Medford and with funding through the Community Preservation Act, is offering temporary financial assistance to eligible Medford residents struggling to pay their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Medford residents can…

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Medford Partnership Offers Rent Assistance During Pandemic

ABCD is offering temporary financial assistance to eligible residents struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic.   MEDFORD, MA — Action for Boston Community Development, in partnership with the city of Medford and with funding through the Community Preservation Act, is offering temporary financial assistance to eligible Medford residents struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic….

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Press Release – ABCD Emergency Fund Helps Medford Residents Pay Rent Due to Hardship Caused by COVID-19 Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2020 CONTACT:  Lee Phenner 339.368.1140 ABCD EMERGENCY FUND HELPS MEDFORD RESIDENTS PAY RENT DUE TO HARDSHIP CAUSED BY COVID-19 CRISIS Partnership with the City of Medford and funding through the Community Preservation Act will sustain tenants at risk of homelessness   (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), in partnership with the City…

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Low-income families get a headstart during the pandemic with food delivered to their doorstep

The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting everyone differently, but some of the most affected are the people in lower-income households. With every household Is a different story. “It’s really helpful, really helpful,” said Heidi, a Chelsea resident. “We appreciate it.” However, the story of how the food arrived at hundreds and hundreds of doorsteps started at ABCD Head Start. Read More…

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ABCD Pivots to COVID-19 Response

  To learn more about ABCD’s efforts to serve our neighbors in need during the coronavirus crisis, click here.   Stay up to date with Boston Neighborhood Network News for in-depth stories devoted to issues of concern to the full range of the Boston communities. Learn More.


ABCD limits services, temporarily closes centers due to COVID-19 (Cambridge)

During the escalating threat of COVID-19 and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, Action for Boston Community Development — a Boston nonprofit — continues to serve “those most in need” in a way that can help protect the health and safety of clients and staff. In coordination with the suggestion to practice social distancing, ABCD has temporarily closed all neighborhood…

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ABCD limits services, temporarily closes centers due to COVID-19 (Needham)

During the escalating threat of COVID-19 and the State of Emergency in Massachusetts, Action for Boston Community Development — a Boston nonprofit — continues to serve “those most in need” in a way that can help protect the health and safety of clients and staff. In coordination with the suggestion to practice social distancing, ABCD has temporarily closed all neighborhood…

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Letters to the editor (The Boston Herald)

Kudos for means-tested T fares Although I respect the opinion that the costs of discounted MBTA fares for low-income riders would be high as expressed in the Feb.28, 2020 editorial “Lost revenue from low T fares must be recouped,” I applaud the T’s Fiscal Management and Control Board and other key stakeholders and advisers who are intently focused on solving…

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