Community

Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at ABCD Center Serves Senior Community

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its annual Thanksgiving luncheon on Friday, November 20th.  Over 75 members of the community, nearly all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to enjoy salad, turkey, potato, vegetables, and apple pie.  Special Read More…

Community

ABCD North End / West End NSC Hosts Neighborhood Celebration

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Halloween party on Friday, October 23rd. Staff and volunteers prepared a delicious and healthful meal of rice, chicken, and potatoes to round out the inevitable sweets on this festive day! Some much-welcomed visitors dropped by to meet with the seniors: Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Read More…

Community People

North End-West End’s Pam Donahue to be Honored at ABCD Community Heroes Celebration

North End-West End’s Pam Donahue to be honored at ABCD Community Heroes Celebration on November 6 Award-winning screenwriter, activist Gregory Allen Howard is featured speaker, State Street’s Jay Hooley to receive Corporate Champion Award Grammy-winning R&B group Tavares shakes it up post-dinner! Action for Boston Community Development rolls out the festivities on November 6 in Read More…

Community

Kick-Off Lunch a Success at Amy Lowell Apartments

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) offered the first of what will be a free monthly West End lunch for seniors or anyone in need at Amy Lowell Apartments on October 7th. NE/WE NSC staff and volunteers, supervised by head cook Maria Torres, prepared a healthful meal of salad, meatloaf, potatoes, Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

NEMPAC Performs at ABCD Center

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently had the pleasant company of the children of the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC ) who performed for the delight of the NSC clients and staff. A special thank you goes out to the talented Eliot School 4th Graders and Sherri Read More…

Community

ABCD’s 5th Annual “Buona Sera” Fundraiser a Great Success

ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center fundraising celebration Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends raised nearly $50,000 to aid low-income and elderly residents of the North End and West End who turn to the center for assistance. NSC Director Maria Stella Gulla, who grew up in the North End, and all agency staff express Read More…

Event Notices

Local ABCD Center Takes Seniors on Field Trip to Salem

Seniors at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) enjoyed a gorgeous, fun and sun-filled day out at Salem recently, before the rapid change to crisp fall weather. Nearly four dozen seniors attended, accompanied by NE/WE NSC staff and volunteers. It was a scenic drive to the ocean and everyone lunched at Read More…

Community

Labor Day Party Brings Out Dozens of Seniors to ABCD Center

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Labor Day Party last week.  Over 3 dozen seniors turned out for one last summer meal of pasta, chicken, potatoes, egg salad, and cake. Maria Stella, Gulla, Director, gave a rousing speech to the crowd.  “More than one last barbecue,” she said emphatically, Read More…

Community Event Notices

Join ABCD North End / West End NSC for Lunch!

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) offers a free home-cooked meal every week on Mondays and Fridays at 1:00PM. We pride ourselves on delicious, nutritious meals prepared with love by our cook, Maria Torres, and volunteers. Sample fare includes soup, salad, sandwiches, iced tea, pasta with meat sauce, fruit, and freshly baked Read More…

Community

ABCD North End / West End Celebrates Independence Day

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Independence Day Party last week. Over 3 dozen seniors  turned out for a home-cooked meal of barbecued chicken, hot dogs,  pasta salad, watermelon, and cake. Maria Stella, Gulla, Director, gave a moving speech to the crowd.   “More than barbecues,” she said earnestly, “we Read More…

Community People

Congratulations, ABCD North End/West End NSC’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) honored  49 students from over 16 countries for their success in completing the 2014/2015 Adult Education Program.  The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program is the only program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Read More…