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Boston offers incentives to turn empty offices into affordable housing

The city of Boston will now offer developers up to a 75% reduction in the residential tax rate for 29 years if they convert offices into apartments. As cities and towns across the country grapple with ways to solve the affordable housing crisis, the city of Boston is hoping empty office spaces might be part of the solution. This year, office…

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Malden Delegation Secures Record Local Investments in FY24 Budget

House and Senate approve a compromise spending bill for the FY24 which includes $885,000 dedicated to funding local initiatives in Malden. BOSTON – Tuesday, August 1, 2023 – Yesterday, the Massachusetts Legislature passed, H. 4040, the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) state budget. Funded at $56.2 billion, the compromise FY24 budget makes critical investments in areas of food insecurity, early education and…

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Year-Round Benefits from Summer Jobs

During the latter half of the 20th Century, the early blooms of spring were also a signal to the nation’s teenagers: it’s time to find a job. About half of all Americans between 16 and 19 years old spent part of their summer break bagging groceries or slinging ice cream until the early 2000s. Then, the youth employment rate fell…

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La Hora del Café: Martes de quedarte con nosotros

La directora médica de ABCD Health Services, la Dra. Frinny Polanco Walters, apareció esta mañana en el programa de transmisión en vivo La Hora del Café de El Mundo Boston para hablar sobre nuestros servicios gratuitos de planificación familiar. Mira su entrevista a partir de las 26:18. VEA AHORA


City invests $18.7m in summer jobs for youth

12,000 teens apply to jobs program, double that of last year Earlier this year, Mayor Michelle Wu announced a $18.7 million investment in the youth employment program. That means 5,000 youth jobs at local nonprofits and community organizations and 2,000 city positions, officials said. … The job prospects are also good at Action for Boston Community Development, which has connected…

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In the news: Ronald Marlow        

Action for Boston Community Development has promoted Ronald Marlow from director of workforce development and alternative education to vice president overseeing those two strands of the anti-poverty agency’s work. His responsibilities at ABCD include English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), ABCD’s education alternatives, University High School and Ostiguy High School, Youth Services and the MassHire Metro North Career Centers….

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Mattapan native Marlow promoted to VP at ABCD        

Ronald Marlow has been promoted to the position of vice president of workforce development and alternative education at Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), a role that will have him leading the development and delivery of workforce development, educational, and supportive services through programs that bridge equity and access gaps for low-income adults and youth. His job will involve him…

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Action for Boston Community Development promotes Mattapan native Ronald Marlow to vice president of workforce development and alternative education        

Career, educational and youth programs help bridge equity and access gaps for adults and youth in underserved Boston communities (Boston, MA) – Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ronald Marlow to vice president of workforce development and alternative education for the Community Action Agency. In this role, he leads the development and delivery…

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Medford To Award Over $500K In ARPA Funding To Local Nonprofits

The funds are going to 17 local nonprofits that are assisting and supporting the community in several key areas related to COVID-19 recovery MEDFORD, MA — The City of Medford will be awarding over $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to 17 local nonprofits that are assisting and supporting the community in several key areas related to COVID-19…

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Local groups will split $352k in Dot Block community funding

The Boston Planning and Development Agency’s board signed off last week on the list of 16 entities that will share in $352,000 in funding from an agreement struck between the city and the developers behind the Dot Block apartment complex. Samuels & Associates and Gerald Chan’s Wintergold LLC work together on plans for the project. Dot Block’s boundaries are Dorchester…

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