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Safe Halloween Trick or Treating Tips

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on …

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Xtra Xtra Wins 3rd Place in the Local Media Associaction’s 2014 Digital Media Contest

Xtra Xtra is proud to say that we’ve won 3rd place as the Best Local Community Initiative in the 2014 Digital Media Contest by the Local Media Association.The Local Media Association is the only non-profit, professional trade association …

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The Coastal Program Offers Cooperative Agreements of up to $500,000 to Nonprofits

The Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife …

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Former Mayor Thomas Menino Dies at the Age of 71

Today, the longest-serving mayor in Boston’s history, Thomas Menino died at the age of 71. Prior to becoming mayor of Boston in 1993, Menino served as a city councilor. According close friends and family, Menino had been battling an advanced …

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The Laura Bush Foundation Offers Grants to Libraries

LBF Grant Application  The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is to help school libraries (a) encourage and foster a love of reading; (b) support student learning; and (c) make books and reading materials available to …

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50 Years Later: Why are we still fighting?

The Civil Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal. Fifty …

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The Big Read Offers Educational Nonprofits up to $20,000

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support their efforts to inspire …

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The Clowes Fund Offers up to $50,000 to Nonprofits

The Clowes Fund, a family foundation, seeks to enhance the common good by encouraging organizations and projects that help to build a just and equitable society, create opportunities for initiative, foster creativity and the growth of knowledge, and …

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MA Cultural Facilities Fund Offers Nonprofits Up to $675,000

MA Cultural Facilities Fund is working to increase public and private sector investments to support planning and development of cultural facilities. The Fund provides Capital Grants to promote the acquisition, design, repair, rehabilitation …

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Environmental Protection Agency Is Offering a Cooperative Agreement of up to $2,000,000 to Nonprofits

EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is soliciting proposals that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions in terms of tons of pollution produced by diesel engines and diesel emissions exposure, from fleets operating at …

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Mayor Walsh Accelerates City's LED Streetlight Retrofit Program

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the Public Works Department (PWD) has retrofitted 38,838 of its 64,000 streetlights to Light-emitting Diode (LED) technology, which use less energy, last longer, and provide better lighting for Boston’s …

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