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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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‘Everything’s going up’: Seniors struggle with the prices of food, fuel, and medicine

A key inflation measure grew at the fastest pace in 40 years The last time prices rose this fast, today’s seniors were in their prime and drawing paychecks. Now they’re older, retired, and feeling the crunch in a world where everything suddenly costs more. Higher rents and heating bills and steeper gas and prescription drug prices are pinching almost everyone….

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Melnea Cass, ‘First Lady of Roxbury,’ gave Boston her all

This Black History Month, the Globe is saluting people from Massachusetts who have made a difference. A large recreational complex. A community pool. And a boulevard winding through Lower Roxbury. The name of Melnea Agnes Cass, known as the “First Lady of Roxbury,” is emblazoned on public amenities across the neighborhood she called home, a testament to her legacy as…

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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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Boston Tax Help Coalition offers free tax services for low-earning residents

The Boston Tax Help Coalition (BTHC) launched its 20th tax season on Jan. 28 — once again providing free tax preparation services for city residents earning $60,000 or less per year. Mayor Michelle Wu made the announcement four days after the start of the nation’s tax season. The deadline to file taxes in Massachusetts is April 19.  “Boston residents can…

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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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Jamaica Plain Fuel Assistance Benefits Now at $1,650

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) kicked off the annual Fuel Assistance Program at the ABCD offices in Jamaica Plain.  ABCD ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew is now urging Jamaica Plain residents to apply for fuel aid now as federal funding to the program has increased.  Drew said with the new round of funding households at or below the federal…

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Fuel Assistance Now at $1,650

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) kicked off the annual Fuel Assistance Program at the ABCD offices in the South End and Chinatown. ABCD ABCD President/CEO John J. Drew is now urging residents to apply for fuel aid now as federal funding to the program has increased. Drew said with the new round of funding households at or below the…

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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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