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Wellness Waggin’: Boston Project Helps Families Afford Pet Care

A partnership between the Animal Rescue League of Boston and Action for Boston Community Development has created the Wellness Waggin,’ a mobile van that provides pet care to those who cannot afford it.


New Boston Wellness Waggin’ Provides Accessible, Affordable Pet Care

  A new project in Boston is bringing pet health care to where it’s needed most. The partnership between the Animal Rescue League of Boston and Action for Boston Community Development has set out to provide affordable pet care to those who cannot afford to pay the costs of veterinary care. Low income pet owners can now get their animals…

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AG Healey Funds Summer Jobs for Young People Across the State

Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office is awarding nearly $322,000 in grant funding to 100 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for young people that are focused on health and wellness. “Our summer jobs program provides hundreds of young people across the state with an opportunity to challenge themselves, gain new skills, and make a…

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ABCD Hosts Field of Dreams 2019 at Fenway Park

  


Mayor Walsh announces Boston’s Complete Count Committee ahead of 2020 Census

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston’s Complete Count Committee, a group of cross-sector leaders that will work to ensure that all Boston residents are aware of the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, know why it’s important, and are prepared to participate. Census day is April 1, 2020, starting the decennial count that determines everything from representation in…

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Action for Boston Community Development to hold summer program

Action for Boston Community Development will hold a three week course, Youth Engage in Action!, for 13 year olds. Participants will learn about money management and financial wellness, civics and how to be an engaged citizen and how to be safe online. The session includes field trips, games and guest speakers. Lunch is provided every day. Those who complete the…

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‘It’s why I’m still moving’: 95-year-old finally retires from foster role

Some moments deserve a dance party. A unique celebration for a special group of volunteers who, despite their age, never lost sight of what they have to offer. Among them is 95-year-old Miriam Manning. We first met Manning in 2015. At 91, she set out every day for the Dorchester Headstart on Geneva Avenue, where she volunteered as a ‘foster…

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‘It’s why I’m still moving’: 95-year-old finally retires from foster role

A unique celebration for a special group of volunteers who, despite their age, never lost sight of what they have to offer. Among them is 95-year-old Miriam Manning. We first met Manning in 2015. At 91, she set out every day for the Dorchester Headstart on Geneva Avenue, where she volunteered as a ‘foster grandparent.’ On Friday, dozens gathered at…

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Families left in the cold as fuel assistance runs out

BOSTON – Families living on tight budgets are facing another tough week with brutal wind chills and snow in the forecast. But some households across the state can’t pay for home heating oil as their fuel assistance benefits run out. Cynthia Lewis and her husband have lived in their 100-year-old Dorchester home since 1969. All four of their kids grew…

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Stricter background checks could ensnare thousands of child care workers

Should someone convicted of assault for a schoolyard brawl decades ago be banned from working in child care? What if that person was charged but never convicted? A sea change in state and federal laws governing criminal background checks for child care workers, intended to improve safety in day care, could force out thousands who have a prior offense, even if they’ve…

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