Category: News

Garrison Raises Eyebrows At Roxbury Candidates Forum

The event was hosted by Action for Boston Community Development, or ABCD, in the Thelma Burns Building in Roxbury. Aisha Washington, deputy director of legislative affairs for ABCD, said the forum was especially important in light of low voter turnout in the preliminary municipal election. “Boston is the biggest city in the commonwealth, and we drive a lot of initiatives…

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Boston Herald Letter to the Editor – Partnerships make a difference

Partnerships make a difference Longstanding partnerships, such as the one Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) has shared with United South End Settlements (U.S.E.S.) for more than half a century, provide struggling families with the comprehensive resources that they need to survive and thrive. When U.S.E.S. placed the Harriet Tubman House up for sale, ABCD did bid on the property…

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DOC RIVERS, BRAD STEVENS TALK B-BALL, PHILANTHROPY WITH BOB RYAN

Basketball Hall-of-Fame scribe Bob Ryan facilitates a fascinating conversation in the privacy of the Red Auerbach Center between two of Red’s biggest admirers, Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers and Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens. Rivers, Stevens and Ryan co-host ABCD’s annual Hoop Dreams charity tournament.   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Learn more about ABCD Hoop Dreams and the Youth…

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9th Annual “Buona Sera” Event to Benefit Local ABCD Center

Please join in an evening of networking and fine dining at the 9th Annual Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends, to take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019. All proceeds will directly benefit seniors and families in the North End, West End, and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. To purchase your ticket, visit bostonabcd.org/donate-NEWE Please contact Johannah Malone (johannah.malone@bostonabcd.org) or Maria Stella Gulla (mariastella.gulla@bostonabcd.org) for more…

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Celtics Coach Brad Stevens: ‘Last Year Was No Fault of Kyrie’

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens refuses to blame Kyrie Irving for last year’s failed season. “I like Kyrie and I wish him well,” said Stevens, speaking at a fundraiser in Boston at the Celtics practice facility. “Last year’s season didn’t go the way that we wanted it to, but that’s not on one person. That’s the responsibility of the whole…

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Brad Stevens sees advantages to World Cup experience for his Celtics

Brad Stevens said he has no issue with nearly half of his team playing high-level basketball so close to training camp, despite the risk of injury.(FILE/TIM BRADBURY/GETTY IMAGES) Brad Stevens’s day started off with angst. As he entered Boston Children’s Hospital to help usher the opening of the Fazzalari Sky Bridge, he watched on his phone as star forward Jayson…

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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 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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