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March 20, 2015
Discussion, book-signing by creators of remarkable chronicle of history, humanity and resilience in Boston’s African-American community at ABCD Black History Month Celebration delayed by snow! Award-winning photojournalist and longtime ABCD... read more
 
March 18, 2015
BOSTON— Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. will host US Congresswoman Catherine Clark and US Congressman Michael Capuano at the ABCD William J. Ostiguy Recovery High School on Friday, March 20 at 9:30AM. Their visit will shine a light ... read more
 
March 11, 2015

"Boston faces some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, and in January, rates increased by 29 percent." read more. 

March 02, 2015

"The Boston Head Start program could close its classroom doors a week early this year due to budget cuts by Gov. Charlie Baker. In Western Massachusetts, Head Start expects to absorb the cut through classroom supplies." read more.

February 28, 2015

"It might seem like an insignificant cut next to a projected $1.5 billion state deficit, and the thinking on Beacon Hill might be that everyone will have to feel some pain, but to the children and families who have nothing, who at least get a fighting chance in life with the solid educational foundation that Head Start provides, the cuts of about $1 million pose enormous consequences (“Head Start program in Boston faces cuts,” Metro, Feb. 25)." read more.

February 26, 2015

"Worries about how the Affordable Care Act may affect 2014 returns could drive more filers to spend hundreds of dollars to get professional help from accountants and preparation services, tax specialists said." read more.

February 26, 2015

"The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its Valentine’s Party.  Nearly 60 members of the community, almost all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to enjoy salad, chicken, potatoes, broccoli, cake, and coffee, despite the latest round of snowstorms!" read more.

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