Commentaries Community Health & Environment

Letter from the Director: Save the North End Nursing Home

The word respect in Latin meant to “look at” and it is with much sadness that I write this letter in response to the news of the closure of the 140-bed North End Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center that Partners Healthcare owns and is planning to close in about a year’s time.   Seniors and Read More…

Community Event Notices

ABCD to Host 4th of July Celebration on Friday at Slide Park

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) will host a 4th of July celebration on Friday, July 1st at 12:30PM, at Copp’s Hill Terrace (Slide Park) in the North End. The weather prediction is a comfortable 79 degrees under partly cloudy skies, but in the event of rain, we will move the party indoors to Read More…

Community

Volunteers Wanted at North End / West End ABCD Neighborhood Center

Volunteers Wanted The ABCD North End/West End NSC has a plethora of open volunteer opportunities: Opportunity-teach computers to seniors at the NE/WE NSC on 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End. We need a patient volunteer to teach seniors basic Internet searches, typing in Microsoft Word, setting up email, and navigating online shopping services such Read More…

Health & Environment

Recognizing Men’s Health Awareness Month at the ABCD North End / West End Center

Dear Friends and Family of ABCD: In this month’s letter I would like to highlight the importance of men’s health, as June is Men’s Health Awareness month. This is a special awareness period first recognized by Congress in 1994 and celebrated across the country. The goal is to educate men, boys, and their families and Read More…

Community

North End / West End ABCD Center Gets New Floors and Big Screen TV

Have you stopped in to see the latest improvements at the North End / West End ABCD Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC)? New floors have been installed along with a state-of-the-art big screen TV!   Offering resources and programs for neighborhood seniors and those struggling financially, ABCD’s mission is to empower disadvantaged people by providing them Read More…

Commentaries Real Estate

Supporting Affordable Housing in the North End

Dear Friends and Family of ABCD: The purpose of this letter is to support affordable housing in the North End of Boston, and this is a cause that drives me both professionally and personally. I grew up in the North End as a child in the 1950s and 1960s and recall when the neighborhood was a working-class place where 4 rooms rented for Read More…

Community

Seniors Hold Spring Luncheon

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) recently held its spring luncheon at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End.  Nearly five dozen seniors gathered to enjoy a festive, although slightly chilly, April day. The NE/WE NSC’s cook and volunteer assistants prepared a feast of ham, rice, potatoes, vegetables, bread, raviolis, with Read More…

Community

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at ABCD North End/West End Center

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its St. Patrick’s Day party on Friday, March 11th.  Nearly 5 dozen members of community, almost all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to feast on corned beef with all the trimmings, Read More…

Community

Valentine’s Day Party at ABC North End / West End Center

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Valentine Party on Friday, February 26th, due to snow earlier in the month.  Nearly 4 dozen members  community, almost all of them seniors from the neighborhoods, came to the center at 1 Michelangelo Street in the North End to enjoy fish, chicken and Read More…

Community

ABCD North End/West End Enjoys a Fun Winter’s Day at Wright’s Farm!

Seniors at the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) enjoyed a fun winter’s day at the famous Wright’s Farm Restaurant and Gift Shop in Harrisville, Rhode Island on February 4th.  Nearly five dozen seniors and students from their English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program attended, accompanied by NE/WE NSC staff Read More…

Community

ABCD North End/West End NSC Holiday Celebrations

It’s a wrap! As the holidays come to a close for another year, the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center wanted to extend heartfelt thanks to the local community-based organizations, our elected officials, and members of our community for their support in the series of initiatives that have allowed us to bring cheer to Read More…

Event Notices

Join In Arts & Crafts Fun for Seniors at ABCD on Wednesdays

Come join the fun! The local ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) runs a free arts and crafts class for seniors every other Wednesday at 10:00AM.   You do not need to be artistic-the students and teacher have been making all sorts of creations, including Halloween masks and Thanksgiving decorations! They also welcome Read More…