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Thank you to all who are still working!

Fridays at 7pm, open your windows/doors and #clapbecausewecare as Massachusettes claps for essential workers!
In this time of need there are many who are helping and many who could use the help.
Here are some local ways to help the community:

St. Joseph Parish

The Boston Foundation

Massachusetts Covid-19 Relief Fund

Boston Resiliency Fund

Restaurant Strong Fund

Red Sox Foundation

Project Bread

Feeding the Frontline

Links to Check out:

Some Good News: Part 5
John Krasinski gives us Some Good News

Hamilton: Broadway Show
Never Saw it? Why not now! 

Koolulam: Coldplay- Fix You
Over 5,000 People singing 🔸 66 countries 🔸 3 part harmony 🔸 One humanity

Alicia Keys "NEW "Song "Good Job"
A Tribute to All Front-line Workers, Our Unsung Heroes

Human Touch by Mitch Albom
A Story in Real Time, automatically updated weekly with new installments only available on audible
A fictional yet ripped-from-the-headlines story about how lives intersect in a small Michigan town amidst the Coronavirus pandemic
Grocery Store times:

Star Market - Causeway St
Hours for Seniors and At-Risk Community Members:
Daily: 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM 
Tues & Thurs: 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM.
Regular Hours: Daily 7:00AM to 8:00PM

Stop & Shop
779 McGrath Hwy
Regular Hours: Daily 7:30AM - 8:00PM

Whole Foods - Charles River Plaza
60+ Customers: Daily 7:00AM-8:00AM
Regular Hours: Daily 8:00AM-8:00PM

Whole Foods - Charlestown
60+ Customers Daily: 8:00AM- 9:00AM
Regular Hours: Daily 9:00AM - 8:00PM

Roche Bros - Downtown Crossing
8 Summer St
Daily Hours: 8:00AM-6:00PM
We would like to share with our community that we will temporarily focus operations on online delivery and sales on our outdoor plaza. Click here to begin browsing vendors’ items online and stock up through delivery. Several vendors will also pop up in our Outdoor Market on our plaza (check our social media for updates).
 In light of Governor Baker’s Order, our doors will be closed through May 4th, but we’ll continue to be a community resource for fresh, local food. Click here for more info.
Thank you for your continued support of BPM and our small business vendors!
Joseph's Grocery Shopping Schedule

Hello Everyone!

So we continue the stay home advisory through May 18, and hope for a cautious phased reopening after that if the data shows that it is safe enough to start.  Schools are out for the rest of the year, and parents brace themselves to homeschool til mid/late June.

Doctors and scientists are learning more about Covid-19, and people are working hard to keep food in our homes, get essential workers to work, keep our city clean, teaching our children remotely, and take care of our sick and elderly.  Being able to work from home, homeschooling, cooking and spending time with our families is the easier load to bare, and it's not always easy.

For anyone who needs someone to talk to you, or is spending this stay home advisory alone, feel free to reach out to us, we can connect you with someone who would like to just call and chat!  On the other side of that, if you would like to make calls, let us know as well!  Email us: and we'll match people up!

Please know that we will get through this!  We have so many people trying to do their best to keep us safe and the responsibility is one that they are taking seriously.  Stay home, wash your hands, and if you need help, reach out! 

Stay Positive! 
Be kind, Be safe, and we'll get through this!

~The West End Community Center

While the West End Branch Library is closed, we ask that you don’t leave any returns or donations outside as no one is there to deal with them.  All fines will be waived so please keep all returns until we reopen.  
The BPL has a robust online presence at Some of our providers have increased access from home (  Check out Ancestry Library edition.
If you have any questions or concerns or just want to talk  the staff can be reached at   Helen F. Bender, Branch Librarian can be reached directly at

The NE/WE NSC remains closed at present, so I am sharing again the listing of all ABCD open sites (click on the photo below to see more clearly). In the meantime, we continue to conduct wellness checks and referrals for our clientele. We have been in touch with our donors, community partners, and other stakeholders, and remain grateful for their support and collaboration.

ABCD’s website also has updated information regarding services during this time.
Many of our neighborhood restaurants are still open for take out!

If you are able, consider take out, delivery or even buying a gift certificate to use at a later date!  Pick one of your favorites that you are sure to use, or pick one you haven't been to, so you can make sure you will visit!

Get the apps for food delivery services or just order online:
DoorDash, UberEats, GrubHub, ChowNow, Postmates, and Caviar.  You can also just give the restaurants a call!

All Star Pizza Bar
Anna's Taqueria Boston
Antonio's Cucina Italiana 
Boston Public Market
Cafe Podima
City Winery
Domino's Pizza
Felcaro Pizzeria
Fin's Suhi & Grill
Harvard Gardens
The Hill Tavern
J. Pace & Sons:  open til 3pm
(617) 227-6141
Osteria Rustico
Popover King
Rodeyi's Pizza & Pasta Bar
Tavern in the Square
Viva Burrito

Need groceries? Want them delivered to you, instead of heading out?  Check out Instacart, Shipt, Peapod, or Mercato.  Finding a delivery time can be difficult so plan ahead!
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