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NEWSBRIEFS VISIT US ONLINE FOR MORE LOCAL NEWS: WWW.BAYSTATEBANNER.COM ABCD hosts open house Action for Boston Community Development and the Roxbury/ North Dorchester Advisory Board will host neighbors, community leaders, and local dignitaries at an Open House on Thursday, October 22 to welcome the community to its new state-of-the-art ABCD Roxbury/North Dorchester Neighborhood Opportunity Center. Located at 565 Warren Street next to the historic Charles Street AME Church, the new center enables ABCD to serve more of our neighbors through expanded and innovative programs including a teaching kitchen focusing on healthy food preparation, environmental awareness classes, and job development and employment search services. The opening of this facility marks the first phase in the development of a campus that will be a focal point linking the Grove Hall/ Dudley community. Spacious and welcoming, the newly renovated center will continue vital services previously offered at the ABCD Elm Hill Avenue location including summer and year-round youth employment, heating assistance, electronic SNAP (food stamp) applications, food pantry services, utility bill advocacy, free tax preparation, a senior nutrition program, summer youth enrichment programs, clothing assistance for children, winter coats for both adults and children, free notary services and more. With the opening of the Roxbury/North Dorchester Neighborhood Opportunity Center, ABCD advances its mission to empower

disadvantaged, income-eligible people by providing them with the tools to overcome poverty, live with dignity and achieve their full potential. Newer programs to enhance community engagement include: n Senior Computer Classes: the tailored curriculum helps older adults build computer literacy skills n Teaching Kitchen: classes teach individuals and families how to prepare healthy food by providing hands on demonstrations n Environmental Awareness Initiative: clients learn the importance of recycling and the positive impact on both our community and the planet n Job Development Opportunities: programming features employment search workshops The Roxbury/North Dorchester Neighborhood Opportunity Center (NOC) has the capacity to serve both Spanish and Haitian-Creole speakers. The open house will be held Thursday, October 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at 565 Warren Street.

Sheriff Tompkins, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department bring 35 new officers online Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the Suffolk County Sheriff ’s Department recently graduated 35 new recruits from Correction Officer Training Academy Class 15–02 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in South Boston. The event was attended by several members of Sheriff Tompkins’ Executive Staff including

Boston Architectural College celebrates Presidential Investiture

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(l-r) President Glen LeRoy; Berklee College of Music President Roger Brown; Emerson College President Lee Pelton. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the Boston Architectural College (BAC) today celebrated new leadership with the official Presidential Investiture of Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP. More than 200 guests came together as a community at the Harvard Club of Boston to celebrate the BAC’s next chapter, which will be led by LeRoy as the College’s seventh president. Superintendent In-Chief Michael Harris, House of Correction Superintendent Yolanda Smith, Deputy Superintendent of the House of Correction Richard McCarthy, Deputy Superintendent of the Nashua Street Jail Cliff Carney and Assistant Deputy Superintendent and Supervisor of Training Jose Mojica, along with several members of the Training Division and Honor Guard. In their journey to become members of the department’s custody staff, officer candidates endured a rigorous 12–week training that tested them physically and

mentally as they completed instruction in subjects that included ethics and professionalism, suicide prevention, the use of force continuum, firearm safety and handling, inmate education and programming, contraband control, courtroom testimony, CORI and inmate rights and responsibilities, fire safety, CPR, sexual harassment, cross–gender supervision and report writing, among others. Before delivering the Correction Officer’s Oath to Correction Officer Training Academy Class 15-02, Sheriff Tompkins instructed the group to rise and recognize the

family members and friends who helped to support them throughout their training, and also spoke to the class about the work ahead. “You have defied the odds along the way to this moment,” Sheriff Tompkins said. “You were chosen out of literally thousands of applicants to participate in our academy, and you persevered through that process to make it here tonight. I applaud you and I look forward to seeing you at the House of Correction when you report for duty.” All 35 newly-sworn officers have been stationed at the Suffolk County House of Correction.

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Wednesday, October 21 Chelsea

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5:30 to 7:30

318 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150

Chelsea Collaborative 617-889-6080

Thursday, October 22 6:00 to 8:00

Dorchester, Grove Hall 7 Cheney St, Dorchester, MA, 02121

Black Economic Justice Inst. 617-515-6908

Saturday, October 24 2:00 to 4:00

Downtown Boston 26 West St, Boston MA, 02111

MCTF-NE 617-878-7534

Sunday, October 25 1:30 to 3:00

Everett Immaculate Conception Church 489 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149

La Comunidad, Inc. 617-387-9996

Wednesday, October 28 6:00 to 8:00

Dorchester, Four Corners Erie Ellington Community Center, 31Erie St, Dorchester, MA 02121

Greater Four Corners Action Coalition 617-436-0289

Thursday, October 29 6:30 to 8:30

Roxbury 140 Winthrop St, Roxbury, MA 02119

Boston Workers Alliance 617- 606-3580

Friday, October 30 1:00 to 3:00

Allston Brazilian Immigrant Center 14 Harvard Ave, 2nd Fl, Allston, MA 02134 617-783-8001

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