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Author: Connor Mattson

Boston organization ABCD suddenly down millions in federal funds

The ubiquitous Boston social services organization ABCD says the feds suddenly have pulled the rug out from under it, informing the nonprofit that its normal $2.8 million family-planning grant just won’t be showing up this year. “Your application was reviewed favorably by the review panel based on the review criteria, however funds are not currently available to support your application,”…

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BioConnects New England and Action for Boston Community Development Announce Partnership

BioConnects New England (BCNE) and Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) are excited to announce a partnership to create a robust biomanufacturing industry cluster in the New England region. With this partnership, BioConnects New England and ABCD aim to promote the growth and sustainability of the life sciences industry in New England through academic excellence and strategic programming.  Additionally, BioConnects New England…

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ABCD to hire 1K teens for summer jobs

BOSTON, Mass. — If you have a teenager looking for a summer job, the Anti-poverty agency, ABCD, wants to hear from them. They have a program that will pay your child more than $1,700, but they better hurry because slots for the one thousand positions are filling up fast. 17-year-old Kevin Williams loves sneakers and he has a pretty healthy…

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Senadora Warren y alcaldesa Wu en ABCD Head Start en Dorchester

Durante una de las más significativas visitas a ABCD Head Start de Dorchester en Boston, la senadora Elizabeth Warren y la alcaldesa Michelle Wu incidieron en la importancia de invertir en el cuidado de los niños. “Por esto debe ir más allá de la municipalidad o del estado. Se debe seguir insistiendo a nivel federal para invertir en la educación…

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Two years into the pandemic, rental assistance continues to climb

The amount of aid Massachusetts is providing to renters continues to increase each month, an indication that many residents of the commonwealth are still struggling financially two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began. … Anne Corbin, director of housing and homelessness prevention for Action for Boston Community Development, said uncertainty about the future of the funding may be contributing to…

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Wu deserves our support, and her neighborhood deserves quiet

As noted in Scot Lehigh’s column (“Demonstrations at their homes have crossed a line,” Opinion, Feb. 17), the courts have weighed in against disruption of homes and neighborhoods by loud protesters. The ongoing at-home intimidation of Mayor Michelle Wu over vaccine mandates for city workers — policy that is based on clear public health science — needs to stop. What other…

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ABCD, City’s EITC Program in Full Swing in South End and Chinatown

Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2021 tax returns. For many working people in the South End and Chinatown there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) South End Neighborhood Service Center, 554 Columbus Avenue; the Asian American…

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ABCD, City’s EITC Program in Full Swing at Eastie’s APAC Office

Most people don’t want to think about it but it’s the time a year to begin thinking about filing 2021 tax returns. For many working people in East Boston there’s some relief from the confusing process of figuring out taxes. Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) APAC office on Meridian Street, in partnership with the City of Boston, kicked off…

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ABCD Fuel Assistance Can Help You Stay Warm

Bitter January cold is hitting Massachusetts and ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) wants to remind residents that households at or below the federal poverty level can now receive as much as $1,650 in fuel assistance, while those with slightly higher incomes receive increased benefits on a sliding scale. Due to the huge spike in energy costs and the ongoing…

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Charlestown Fuel Assistance Benefits Now at $1,650

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) kicked off the annual Fuel Assistance Program at its office in Charlestown back in November. Now, ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew is urging Charlestown residents to apply for fuel aid as federal funding to the program has increased. Drew said with the new round of funding households at or below the federal poverty level…

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