Community

ABCD Neighborhood Service Center Holds Father’s Day Party

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its annual Father’s Day party.  Over 50 fathers, their spouses, and friends turned out for a home-cooked meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon, and cake. It was a time-honored tradition to honor Dad with a meal made on the grill!   The NE/WE Read More…

Community

Dozens Enjoy North End/West End ABCD Trip to Rockport

Seniors at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) enjoyed a gorgeous, fun and sun-filled day out at Rockport last month.   Nearly four dozen seniors and students from their English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program attended, accompanied by NE/WE NSC staff and volunteers. It was a scenic drive to the Read More…

Community

Mother’s Day Party a Success at ABCD Center

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Mother’s Day party on Friday, May 8th. Over 50 mothers and their spouses and friends turned out for a home-cooked meal of salad, chicken cacciatore, and cake. Everyone in attendance got the “mother treatment” and was served with love, with no dishes to Read More…

Community

Crowd Comes Out for ABCD NE/WE NSC Valentine’s Party

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 Read More…

Community

Holiday Season Wrap-Up from ABCD Neighborhood Service Center

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center has overseen a series of initiatives that have allowed us to bring cheer to this Holiday Season for the seniors and families that we serve in the North End, West End, Beacon Hill, and Greater Boston neighborhoods.  We could not have done this without the heartfelt participation Read More…

Community

Full House at ABCD Center Holiday Party

  The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its holiday party. 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, ham, baked pasta, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, panettone, and coffee. Read More…

Community

ABCD North End / West End Neighborhood Service Center Serves Thanksgiving Luncheon

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its Thanksgiving luncheon. 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, pasta, potato, vegetables, and pumpkin pie. The NE/WE NSC’s fantastic Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

ABCD Center Honors Librarians Susan Voloshin and Helen Bender

On Wednesday, November 5th, the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC), part of Action for Boston Community Development, Boston’s largest anti-poverty agency, celebrated Family Literacy Month and held an event to honor Helen Bender, Librarian, West End Branch of the Boston Public Library, and Susan Voloshin, Librarian, North End Branch of the Read More…

Community

Introductory Letter from Maria Stella Gulla, New Director at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center

To My Friends and Colleagues in the North End, West End, and Greater Boston Communities: I am writing this letter to announce that I have taken over as director of the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC), as Lia Tota stepped down after 32 years of service.  The North End/West End Neighborhood Read More…

Community People

ABCD Center to Honor Volunteer of the Year, Marian O’Neil

Action for Boston Community Development rolls out the festivities on September 16 in a gala celebration of 17 outstanding community volunteers who embody the spirit of the landmark Economic Opportunity Act, celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. That historic 1964 EOA legislation launched the War on Poverty in America and gave birth to the nation’s Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

ABCD Center Celebrates ESOL Graduating Students

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) offers three levels of English of Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Monday-Thursday 9:30AM-12:30PM to roughly 60 students each year representing 20+ countries of origin. Many come to the North End and West End to work and to take advantage of English classes to improve their Read More…

Community

ABCD NE/WE Center Hosts “Buona Sera” Fundraiser [Photos]

The annual Buona Sera or “Good Evening” fundraiser benefits the many low-income residents, mostly elderly, served by the NE/WE NSC – the “hidden poor” of Boston’s North End and West End neighborhoods. WilmerHale donated space at its law offices on the 26th floor of 60 State Street, Boston, for the reception and dozens of other corporations and restaurants Read More…