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Despite injuries, Brad Stevens is confident in Celtics roster, but he will make a move if necessary

Despite injuries to key addition Danilo Gallinari and starting center Robert Williams, Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens remains confident in his roster yet is open to adding another key piece. During the ABCD Hoop Dreams tournament at TD Garden, Stevens told the Globe Williams and Gallinari will have surgery Thursday to repair knee issues. Williams will miss at…

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Five things you need to know today, and real-life hoop dreams

Your very own hoop dreams Ever wonder what it would be like to shoot hoops on the Celtics’ historic parquet floor? A week from this Wednesday — on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. — the 11th annual Hoop Dreams takes place, the charity basketball tournament to raise money for human services nonprofit ABCD at TD Garden.  I recently spoke with the…

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Steeper Winter Heating Bills Loom, With Less Federal Aid

Energy costs are expected to rise even faster than overall inflation, but a key assistance program will lack the extra funds it got for Covid relief. The struggle for low-income families to heat their homes is familiar, but for many, this winter will be even tougher than last. Energy costs have been a source of significant pain for Americans who…

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Increase in federal fuel aid desperately needed as prices soar

Washington must act now to keep low-income households warm this winter HIGH PRICES HAVE left millions of Americans struggling to pay their bills.  The cost of virtually everything has skyrocketed, from food to rent to used cars, but particularly energy. Wellhead prices of natural gas have more than doubled in the last year and heating oil costs this winter will double…

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Support ABCD Hoop Dreams at TD Garden by Becoming a $10,000 Corporate Sponsor or SuperFan Team to Benefit Boston’s At-Risk Youth

Exclusive access to event co-hosts Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations, Brad Stevens, and Sports Columnist & basketball guru Bob Ryan Event Chair: Peter Damato, CEO, Merchant Resource Group (BOSTON, MA) – On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., players from sponsor teams comprised of generous Boston businesses and groups of SuperFans will turn their dreams into reality at…

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ABCD Celebrates the 49th Annual Women’s Equality Day

Offers early voting site (Boston, MA) – In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day, to commemorate women being granted the right to vote in 1920, through the certification of the 19th Amendment which states that, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by…

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Why ABCD’s ‘Hoop Dreams’ is such an important event

You need a community-minded boss at your place of work, one who will pick up the phone and call Liz McCarthy at 617-348-6244 and say, “I just heard about ABCD ‘Hoop Dreams’ at the Garden and I want to sponsor a team.” What is ABCD, you say? Action for Boston Community Development is a vital organization that has been serving…

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Why ABCD’s ‘Hoop Dreams’ is such an important event

You grew up around here and you are a basketball fan. You might have played high school basketball, maybe even some college. At the very least you cherish those three-on-three or four-on-four games at the local Y. And when you’ve gone to TD Garden and seen the banners and the parquet floor, you’ve fantasized about what it would be like…

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ABCD in The Provider: Summer Programs for Youth, President/CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler on Gun Violence


Cost of electricity rises in July

BOSTON — Don’t let this cooler weather fool you, the past few scorching weeks are about to hit your wallet when the next electric bill comes around. … If you are struggling with paying your bill, there are some outlets you can turn to for help. The organization Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) has been using some remaining CARES…

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