Category: News

EBNHC’s Joanna Cataldo Named ABCD Community Hero

East Boston native and longtime East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) employee Joanna Cataldo was recently honored at ABCD’s (Action for Boston Community Development) annual Community Heroes Celebration. Cataldo and others from Boston’s neighborhoods were honored for their work in their respective communities at the annual gala that was held on Nov. 8, at Boston Marriott Copley Place. The event…

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ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center Receives Turkey Donations

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) gratefully acknowledges Greg and Caryn Antonelli of GTA Landscaping; Steven Colarusso of Antonio’s Cucina Italiana in the West End; Al and Maryann Giorgio of La Famiglia Giorgio’s; and Mary Guarino and the team at Church on the Hill for turkey donations. READ MORE


Officers Assigned to the Bureau of Community Engagement Honored at the 2019 ABCD Community Heroes Celebration

BPD in the Community: On Friday, November 8, 2019, Officers Nicole Grant and Jeffery Lopes, both assigned to the Boston Police Bureau of Community Engagement, were honored at this year’s ABCD Community Heroes Celebration at the Copley Marriott in the Back Bay. Both officers were humbled and grateful to receive a Community Hero Award for their ongoing efforts to build…

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Ad Executive Chairs Gala

Kelly Fredrickson of MullenLowe has been pretty busy. The president of Boston’s winningest ad agency seems to keep landing new clients, and she is orchestrating a headquarters move from downtown to the Seaport. Here’s one more responsibility for her: chairing the annual fund-raising gala for anti-poverty charity Action for Boston Community Development. The event takes place Friday at the Marriott Copley Place hotel and features actress/singer Audra…

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Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends

ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) 9th annual fundraising event Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends raised nearly $40,000 to aid low income and elderly residents of the North End and West End who turn to the center for assistance. For the seventh year in a row, Ron Della Chiesa of WGBH and the Boston Symphony Orchestra…

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Neighborhood Service Center Raises $40,000 at Annual Buona Sera

ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC)’s annual fundraising event Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends raised nearly $40,000 to aid low-income and elderly residents of the North End and West End who turn to the center for assistance.   For the seventh year in a row, Ron Della Chiesa of WGBH and the Boston Symphony Orchestra performed as the…

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In Roslindale, One Street Holds Both Sides of the Equation to Immigrant Advancement

“In a highly competitive retail space, there aren’t many independent [stores] anymore. They haven’t been able to survive with the likes of Walmart and Amazon,” said Jim McInnis, general manager and co-owner of Village Market. “But we’ve been here since 1997. One of the reasons we’ve been here for so long is because we’re involved in the community.” When ABCD…

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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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City Council Candidates Gather at Roxbury Forum

  All 12 candidates for at-large seats on the City Council who turned out for a forum at ABCD’s Thelma Burns Building in Grove Hall last Thursday said they would support measures to ensure a greater share of jobs and contracts in the city of Boston go to people of color and women. They were all in agreement about the…

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