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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 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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Locals press Biden on fuel assistance

Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III and several representatives from local organizations that provide reduced-cost and no-cost energy to low-income residents came together in Roxbury last week to urge President Joe Biden to increase federal funding to $10 billion for fuel assistance programs next year. The ask comes just a week after President Biden visited Massachusetts and promised to help…

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A Healthcare Clinician and a Community Provider Fear for America’s Women

Across the country, many people have been outraged by the U.S Supreme Court’s recent decision in overturning Roe v. Wade, an almost 50 year precedent. In the Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization decision, the Court ruled that “the Constitution of the United States does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people…

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2022 Election Cycle Underway ABCD Offers Early Voting Site

ABCD is committed to empowering underserved and underrepresented people in Greater Boston through civic engagement – by encouraging use of their voices and votes to make a difference in the community and in society at-large. That’s why we want to share up-to-date information about the Massachusetts State Primary Election on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022. The State Primary Election determines which candidates…

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Developing Young Leaders

Twenty-two teens learned about civic engagement at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, and about entrepreneurship at the Junior Achievement Innovation Center as part of the Youth Engaged In Action (YEA!) summer program for income-eligible 13 year olds in Boston, Malden, Medford and Everett. Thirteen is a tween stage — too old for summer camp, but too young to qualify for a youth…

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