Catholic Charities News

Gelzinis: One Boston vision must see poverty

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Boston Herald -- As a Savin Hill guy who’s known Marty Walsh for the better part of his adult life, Joe Burnieika would have welcomed the chance to be among the throng who attended the new mayor’s inauguration last Monday.

But “Joe B” was busy on the front lines of a war that’s been going on for the past 50 years. Near the intersection of Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue, Burnieika was at the Catholic Charities/Yawkey Center facility, supervising the weekly allotment of some 20,000 pounds of food to Bostonians living on the edge.

Mayor Menino nostalgic during final Christmas visit to Bowdoin Geneva section of Dorchester

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

DORCHESTER — First it was the final wave of Christmas tree lightings throughout the city, then it was the final wave of gift giving on Christmas Eve.

A visibly nostalgic Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino made his final trip to the Bowdoin-Geneva section of Dorchester on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts to the children of St. Peter's Teen Center, keeping up with a tradition he started during his first year as mayor in 1993.

CEO Corner: The business of charity

Sunday, December 22, 2013

(NECN) - In the frenzy of the holiday season and gift-buying, there is often also a fresh breeze of philanthropy.

It's a time for giving to those in need, and leaders of two organizations focused on compassion and justice join Peter Howe on CEO Corner.

Presidents of two of the biggest philanthropic organizations in Boston explain their goals and how you can help.