By David Li, bostonese.com
Quincy, Mass., June 9, 2014, — The seventh Quincy Asian Resources Inc. community banquet were held on May 30 at China Pearl in Quincy. Close to 600 guests, including candidate for governor State Treasurer Steve Grossman, candidate for Lt. Governor Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung, participated in the banquet.
Jannie Mark (second from right) honored at the banquet (photo by David Li).
San Jose, Calif. and Helsinki, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IBM today announced that researcher and IBM Fellow, Dr. Stuart Parkin, is the winner of the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize, awarded every two years by the Technology Academy Finland (TAF), an independent foundation aimed at supporting scientific research and new technologies that will benefit humanity. Dr. Parkin is selected for his discovery and invention of the “spin valve,” which enabled a more than 1,000-fold increase in the ability of computer hard-disk drives to store data. This groundbreaking technology gave us the ability to organize, archive, analyze and share vast amounts of human history, culture and knowledge in digital form. The prize is worth 1 million Euros, or about 1.4 US dollars.
(This picture of Dr. Parkin is from ibm.com.)
By David Li, bostonese.com
Boston, April 7, 2013, — Democratic Governor candidate Don Berwick met with voters in a community room in Boston Chinatown recently as part of the “Corner Office” Forum Series sponsored by Governor’s Asian American Commission. Dr. Berwick listened to the concerns from about two dozens Chinatown residents and answered their questions.
Mr. Berwick (middle) answers question from Henry Yee (left) with help from Patrick Tai (right), photo by Tong Chen.
SACRAMENTO, March 17, 2014 -—Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) released a joint statement regarding the return of Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 5 to its house of origin at the request of the author, and the creation of a bicameral commission on issues surrounding recruitment, admissions, and retention in California’s systems of higher education:
“The overwhelming majority of the Legislature in both houses believes that we have an obligation to provide the broadest access to our three higher education institutions: community colleges, CSUs and UCs. We will be convening a bicameral commission to further this important conversation. Our expectation is that this Commission will engage students, faculty, administration, parents and community leaders in an ongoing discussion about ways to ensure that our campuses can recruit, admit and retain student bodies that reflect all of California. This is a crucial issue for California and this is a conversation we need to have now. Our campuses should be given the tools they need to prepare all segments of our society to succeed in the 21st century economy.
A SCA-5 hearing was held at Cupertino town hall earlier today.
Decades ago, many of our members came to the United States attracted by the belief that this is the land where “all men are created equal” and her citizens and residents are endowed with certain unalienable rights including the rights to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” At that time, we were fortunately given the equal opportunity for education and career advancement, not because of our skin color or race, but because of our merit and character. We are now contributing members in the society, many in the State of California, as hard-working, tax-paying, and law-abiding citizens. We share these values with our children while creating new opportunities and jobs to others.
【波士顿双语网特约记者牛江河图文报道】中国金融协会（TCFA）波士顿分会主办，哈佛大学学生学者联合会协办的2014年新春招待会日前在哈佛大学科学中心D礼堂举行，邀请的主讲人美国证券交易委员会委员（SEC）Michael S. Piwowar对近百名学生、学者以及感兴趣的听众做了“展望2014：美国证券交易委员会的使命和挑战”的主题发言。
By Justine Wang, bostonese.com
Boston, March 15, 2014, — Helen Zhou of Westford, Mass. was recently named to 2014 U.S. 12 and Under National squad by USA Synchro following selection trials in Pleasant Hills, Calif. Eleven-year-old Helen Zhou is a 7th grader at Westford Stony Brook middle school.
Helen with her coach Svetlana Malinovskaya, who was recently named 13-15 National Team Coach (photos provided by Yuhong Yin).
By George Yang, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
(Link to Gene Block’s original letter: chancellor.ucla.edu/updates/the-impact-of-proposition-209-and-our-duty-to-our-students)
“Nearly two decades have passed since Californians voted to end affirmative action in admission to public colleges and universities. Today it is clear that we have suffered for it.” It is “Clear” because you declare so.
George Yang(left) talks with Charlie Liu of Everbrite Solar Panel in Fremont, CA. (from George Yang for Lieutenant Governor).
By Crystal Lu
Sacramento, CA, March 14, 2013, –About 20 representatives of Chinese Americans from Tri-Valley, mostly from San Ramon, met with Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan today. We had an interactive, delightful conversation.
上图：牛牛同塞尔维亚文化部长Ivan Tasovac（右）在贝尔格莱德合影（张长峰 提供）。
Boxborough is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,996 at the 2010 census. The town name is often spelled “Boxboro” on highway signs and official documents. The town was incorporated in 1783.
The town hall was built on large stones contributed by farmers in the town more than 100 years ago.