Author: Beatrice Bell

  • MassADAPT takes D.C.

    MassADAPT takes D.C.

    Trumpcare is the Term the Media has Given to Donald Trump’s Version of Healthcare For the American People. Too Bad it’s not What the People of America Want. I went to Washington D.C. on Wednesday March 23, with four other members of MassADAPT, days before House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republicans’ healthcare bill on […]

  • American Disabilities Act Day

    American Disabilities Act Day

    July 13 was American Disabilities Act Day across the USA, and I learned new stuff about myself and my oldest child. I’m an epileptic and my oldest child has Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), which is a high functioning form of Autism. PDD isn’t such a mysterious disease anymore. In fact, Asperger’s disease is more mysterious […]

  • AIDS Walk 2016

    AIDS Walk 2016

    I had fun on June 5, 2016, the day I participated in the AIDS Walk 2016. We started at the Boston Esplanade and went in one huge misshaped circle back to the Esplanade. I saw friends from both the Boston Living Center and the AIDS Action Committee. I didn’t have anybody from Spare Change News […]

  • We’ll be missing you, Nancy

    We’ll be missing you, Nancy

    When I was a kid, I loved watching old black-and-white movies with my mom and dad in the winter and doing a 1,000-piece puzzle. We’d sit in front of the fireplace just having fun until around 11, 12 or 1 o’clock in  the morning. One person I liked to watch was Ronald Reagan. The one thing I […]

  • Winter in Boston

    Winter in Boston

    I’m tired of winter in Boston this year because it seems like it’s a totally different season from the ones we endured when I was a child growing up in Avon, Massachusetts. Back when I was a kid, winter was fun, but now it’s lost it’s flavor. It’s no longer fun to build snowmen, snow […]

  • The Valentine’s Day Freeze

    The Valentine’s Day Freeze

    I was one of the people out in the cold on Valentine’s Day. I’d hoped the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter would stay open, but it didn’t. Dawn, a former founder of the company, called some other shelters for us to see if we could stay there, but they said we couldn’t: they were already full […]

  • HUD launches new grant to help seniors age in place

    HUD launches new grant to help seniors age in place

    Source: D. B. King The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced a new grant designed to help low-income seniors age in place. The $15 million grant will be used to test HUD’s Supportive Services Demonstration for Elderly Households in HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing, which is designed to help low-income seniors age in […]

  • CHRISTMAS IN THE SHELTERS

    CHRISTMAS IN THE SHELTERS

    This year, I went to three shelters for Christmas. I went to Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, Pine Street Inn Women’s Inn and Rosie’s Place. I heard that people were having fun at the other shelters around Boston, but I was only interested in the three places I visited. On Christmas Eve, I went to Harvard […]

  • Mayor Walsh Unveils Affordable Senior Rental Housing Development in Mission Hill

    Mayor Walsh Unveils Affordable Senior Rental Housing Development in Mission Hill

    City officials, neighborhood advocates, and residents gathered to celebrate the opening of a new senior rental housing development in the heart of Mission Hill earlier this month, Mayor Marty Walsh’s Office said. Mayor Walsh, the Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, and other local officials unveiled the newly constructed Maria Sánchez House, a $15.6 million, 40-unit […]

  • VENDOR VOICES:  We spent millions on the Bolling Building in Roxbury. Why?

    VENDOR VOICES: We spent millions on the Bolling Building in Roxbury. Why?

    Mayor Marty Walsh was at the ribbon cutting ceremony on April 18 to officially open the Bruce C. Bolling Building in Roxbury. It was a nice event until I learned more about the building itself. It’s the new home of the Boston Public School Committee and several other organizations geared toward helping the community. They’re […]