Aviella Abramchuk

Fraud Prevention: Watch Out for Scams Targeting the Elderly

June 7, 2024 —

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. And, unfortunately, the number of scams targeting seniors is rising rapidly. That’s because scammers believe those 60 and older have more money, are more willing to trust people, and are less willing to report crimes against them. Here are some common elder scams and how you can stop them

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My Brother’s Keeper receives grants from FHLBank Boston and Abington Bank

Abington, Massachusetts — June 5, 2024 —

Making a difference in our community is one way that Abington Bank unlocks potential in the neighborhoods we serve. Abington Bank was recently recognized by FHLBank Boston for its commitment to affordable housing, and awarded a $2,000 grant to My Brother’s Keeper, the Easton and Dartmouth-based nonprofit organization selected by Abington Bank. In response, Abington

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Abington Bank promotes Brunette to Assistant Vice President, Branch Officer

Abington, Massachusetts — May 10, 2024 —

Abington Bank has promoted Carolyn Brunette to assistant vice president, branch officer of its Front Street, Marion location. Brunette, of West Wareham, has more than 16 years of banking experience, and joined Abington Bank in 2022 after holding various retail banking positions with Rockland Trust and TD Bank. As assistant vice president, Brunette will maintain

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Abington Bank’s “Funding Their Futures” Program Provides $17,000 to Local Schools

Abington, Massachusetts — May 3, 2024 —

Abington Bank’s Funding Their Futures program recently awarded more than $17,000 in donations to a dozen schools, school systems, or educational foundations across the South Shore and South Coast. President and CEO Andrew J. Raczka said the funds are part of the bank’s longstanding commitment to supporting education through funding a variety of programs that

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Abington Bank to Host Free Shred Day

Abington, Massachusetts — March 22, 2024 —

Abington Bank invites customers and members of the community to a free Shred Day on Saturday, April 27, from Noon to 3:00 p.m. (or until the truck is full) at the bank’s Randolph office at 129 N. Main St. Local residents can reduce their risk of identity theft by bringing old mail, receipts, statements or

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Abington Bank Parent Wins 2024 Top Workplaces USA Award

Abington, Massachusetts — March 20, 2024 —

Hometown Financial Group, parent company of Abington Bank, bankESB, and bankHometown, announced today it was named a winner of the 2024 Top Workplaces USA award by Energage and USA Today. Top Workplaces USA celebrates organizations with 150 or more employees that are dedicated to building an exceptional people-first culture. Winners are chosen based solely on

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Abington Bank promotes Epps to Assistant Branch Manager

Abington Bank recently promoted Fredrick Epps to assistant branch manager of its 497 Washington Street, Stoughton office. Fredrick, of Boston, has more than 5 years of banking experience and was previously teller supervisor in Stoughton. He started as a teller at Envision Bank in 2018. In his new role, Fred will be there to help

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Abington Bank Donates $76,500 to Local Food Pantries

Abington, Massachusetts — February 9, 2024 —

Andrew J. Raczka, president and CEO of Abington Bank, announced that the bank’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign raised $71,500 for the 13 local food pantries that participated in the third annual fundraising drive. At the same time, the bank made an additional $5,000 donation to the Wellspring Multi-Service Food Distribution Center, which supports more than

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Abington Bank Donates $50,000 to NeighborWorks Housing Solutions

Abington, Massachusetts — January 26, 2024 —

Abington Bank, and its charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, recently awarded $50,000 to NeighborWorks Housing Solutions (NHS), in support of their mission to provide housing, housing resources, and financial education to families in need. The Giving Tree reflects the roots we have in our communities, our commitment to making a real difference in the

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Abington Bank donates $42,000 for fuel assistance

Abington, Massachusetts — January 25, 2024 —

In time for this winter’s home heating season, Abington Bank has donated $42,000 toward local fuel assistance programs for low-income families in seven communities. The donations were made to Self Help Inc. of Brockton and Quincy Community Action Programs, which will administer the funds for fuel assistance to qualifying families in Abington, Avon, Braintree, Brockton,

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Hometown Mortgage promotes Harris to Residential Lending Administrative Officer

Abington, Massachusetts — January 11, 2024 —

Hometown Mortgage recently promoted Jennifer Harris to residential lending administrative officer. Hometown Mortgage is a division of bankESB, a Hometown Financial Group company that also includes bankHometown and Abington Bank. Harris, of Raynham, has seven years of banking experience. She joined the former Envision Bank Mortgage Division, now Hometown Mortgage, in 2016 as a loan

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Abington Bank Promotes Teixeira to Float Retail Manager

Abington, Massachusetts — December 8, 2023 —

Maria Teixeira, of Stoughton, was recently promoted to float retail manager. Teixeira has more than 20 years of banking experience, having most recently served as assistant branch manager of Abington Bank’s Washington St., Stoughton, office since November 2022. Prior to that, she held a variety of roles including assistant branch manager, teller supervisor, and loan

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Abington Bank Supports Local Food Pantries through 3rd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fundraiser

Abington, Massachusetts — October 16, 2023 —

Andrew J. Raczka, president and CEO of Abington Bank, is kicking off the bank’s 2023 Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraising drive to help support local food pantries. This marks the third year of the bank’s annual appeal, which invites customers, employees, and community members to donate money between November 1 and November 30 to help fight

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Abington Bank Hires Ferreira as Assistant Branch Manager

Abington, Massachusetts — September 1, 2023 —

Gabrielle Ferreira was recently hired as assistant branch manager of Abington Bank’s Rockdale St., Braintree, office. Ferreira, of East Bridgewater, was most recently an assistant branch manager at MountainOne Bank and universal banker at Citizens Bank. She is currently attending Bridgewater State University and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

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Abington Bank Hires Jatoba as AVP, Branch Officer

Abington, Massachusetts — September 1, 2023 —

Joao “John” Jatoba was recently hired as assistant vice president, branch officer of Abington Bank’s Cobb Corner, Stoughton, office. Jatoba, of East Taunton, has more than 13 years of retail banking experience, having most recently served as a branch manager at SCU Credit Union. Prior to that, he was an assistant branch manager with both

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Abington Bank named among most charitable companies in Massachusetts

Abington, Massachusetts — September 1, 2023 —

Abington Bank has received the 2023 Corporate Citizenship Award from Boston Business Journal, recognizing the bank as one of Massachusetts’ top corporate charitable contributors. The Business Journal annually publishes this list to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities. Through its sponsorship and charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, Abington Bank

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Abington Bank to Host Free Shred Day in Fall 2023

Abington, Massachusetts — September 15, 2023 —

UPDATE: The Fall Shred Day has been rescheduled. Abington Bank invites customers and members of the community to a free Shred Day on  Saturday, September 23, from Noon to 3:00 p.m. (or until the truck is full) at the bank’s Holbrook office at 95 North Franklin Street. Local residents can reduce their risk of identity

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Abington Bank Promotes Bethany Savela to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Administrator Operations

Abington, Massachusetts — August 7, 2023 —

Bethany Savela, of Braintree, was recently promoted to assistant vice president, commercial loan administrator operations in Abington Bank’s 95 No. Franklin St., Holbrook, office. Savela has 21 years of banking experience, including her most recent role as commercial loan administrator officer. Prior to her time at Abington Bank, she was commercial loan administrator at Blue

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Abington Bank Awards $7,500 in Scholarships to Area Grads

Abington, Massachusetts — August 1, 2023 —

As part of the bank’s charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, Abington Bank recently awarded $7,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors from six local area high schools. President and CEO Andrew J. Raczka said the scholarships are part of the bank’s longstanding commitment to supporting youth and education through funding a variety of programs that

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Abington Bank Parent Wins National Top Workplaces Award

Abington, Massachusetts — July 24, 2023 —

Hometown Financial Group, parent company of Abington Bank, announced today that it was named a 2023 Financial Services Industry Top Workplaces national award winner. This award is based solely on feedback from employees of participating workplaces gathered through an anonymous, third-party survey administered by Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. Top

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