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Kien Lang and Huiling Zhu, Longtime Boston Volunteers, Receive Community Hero Awards at ABCD Annual Celebration

On Nov 3, 2023, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) will recognize 18 individuals for their significant dedication as volunteers to all of Boston’s diverse communities. . Marking a significant moment in the event’s history, Kien Lang and Huiling Zhu have been included in this prestigious roster. This inclusion stands as a noteworthy testament to the commitment of Asian Americans…

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Saucy & Friends in the Morning | Thurs 11/2/23

BOSTON, MA — (November 2, 2023) ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler was live on Spark FM’s Saucy & Friends in the morning promoting the ABCD Community Heroes Celebration on November 3, 2023. The event will honor those who make Greater Boston a better place and feature Lawrence O’Donnell, host of “The Last Word” on MSNBC, and Rep. Justin J….

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This Friday is the ABCD Community Heroes Celebration – NBC Boston

Action for Boston Community Development will host its 2023 Community Heroes Celebration on Friday – an event honoring 18 people who are making a real and positive impact in the Greater Boston area. The heroes come from diverse professions and backgrounds – including educators, health care professionals, artists, nonprofit leaders, and parents. But they are all behind the same cause…

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Talking gun safety with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell

MSNBC Anchor and Boston native Lawrence O’Donnell will be back home this weekend for a live audience chat with Tennessee Rep. Justin Pearson, who came to notoriety for his staunch advocacy of gun safety legislation earlier this year. O’Donnell has interviewed Pearson on his MSNBC show “Last Word” several times and isn’t shy about comparing the 28-year-old lawmaker to big…

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Here are the 124 organizations receiving United Way of Mass. Bay funding totaling $56M

The United Way of Massachusetts Bay has announced it will grant $56M in grants to 124 organizations in an effort to eradicate the conditions that lead to poverty and economic injustice. The organizations are listed below in alphabetical order. ACT Lawrence Lawrence Action for Boston Community Development BOSTON Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs Andover Alray Taylor Second Chance Scholarship Fund Corporation Boston…

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Watch The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell Highlights: Nov. 1

November 1, 2023 — Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word, interviewed Tennessee State Representative Justin J. Pearson in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine that left 18 dead and many more injured. Rep. Pearson gained national recognition for his protest of gun violence earlier this year as one of the “Tennessee Three.” O’Donnell and…

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ABCD urges residents to apply for home heating assistance

Federal LIHEAP program sets benefits up to $600 (BOSTON, MA) – ABCD urges residents to apply immediately for home heating assistance through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides up to $600 in fuel assistance for eligible households. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services…

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Milton Resident Stephanie Voltaire To Be Honored At ABCD Community Heroes Celebration Nov. 3

Boston native and journalist Lawrence O’Donnell returns home to participate in a keynote conversation with Tennessee State Representative Justin J. Pearson of the “Tennessee Three” On Friday, November 3 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, ABCD will honor Milton resident Stephanie Voltaire at Boston’s most empowering event, the ABCD Community Heroes Celebration – who as a partner, collaborator, and leader uplifts underserved…

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Legislators visit early education sites in Dot

Three lawmakers, all members of the House Education Committee, toured early childhood education sites throughout Dorchester and Roxbury last month to learn more about early childhood education in the government-funded Head Start program. Rep. Denise Garlick of Needham, the committee’s chairperson, joined host state Rep. Chris Worrell and Rep. Kate Donaghue of Worcester in stopping by the ABCD Head Start…

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‘This is preventable’: Tenn. State Rep. Justin J. Pearson on gun reform after Maine mass shooting

Seven months before a gunman murdered 18 people in Lewiston, Maine, a shooter killed six people at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, three of whom were just 9 years old. That shooting propelled Rep. Justin J. Pearson and two fellow Democrats to protest gun violence on the floor of the State House of Representatives. In response, Republicans in the…

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