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Interview with Michelle Wu on Boston City Council’s Short-term Rental Ordinance

By Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com

Boston, June 20, 2018, — There will soon be new rules surrounding nightly rentals in Boston. You might have heard this on radio as Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu spoke about her support for these new rules on local radio stations.

On June 13, the Boston City Council voted 11 to 2 to approve a new ordinance, regulating corporate home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb.com. Mayor Walsh signed the bill two days later. On January 1st, 2019, the bill will be put into practice, effectively limiting short-term rentals to owner-occupants of the properties.

Senator Elizabeth Warren introduces Boston City Council President Michelle Wu (Jan. 2016 file photo).
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Why We All Lose With the Model Minority Myth

By Suzanne Lee and Lydia Lowe

Much is being made of a lawsuit alleging discrimination against Asian American applicants to Harvard University in order to reinforce the narrative that race should no longer be a factor in the admissions process. Plaintiffs allege that Asian American applicants with top scores for academics, test results and extracurricular activities were nonetheless admitted at lower levels than applicants of other races, when factors such as “personality” were taken into consideration. The suit is led by Students for Fair Admissions, a conservative organization that has opposed affirmative action programs on behalf of white applicants in the past.

Workers demand $15/hour minimum wage in Boston(file photo).
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「老丁说玉到哈佛」 北美华人收藏协会举行免费鉴宝活动

【波士顿双语网讯】北美华人收藏协会近日宣布,将于本周六在哈佛大学法学院举行古玉鉴赏分享和免费鉴宝活动。中国收藏家协会高级研究员、中国中央电视台(CCTV)2频道《一锤定音》、河南卫视《华豫之门》等鉴宝栏目组特约玉器鉴定专家丁钐老师,将作为特邀嘉宾出席。

上图:著名收藏家丁钐老师。档案图片
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Interview with Nuo An, Founder of Spiritual Dance

By Cindy Sibilsky

“Spirit” refers to the invisible force that animates and breathes life into a person, feeling or object. The spirit of something or someone is its absolute essence in the purest form. Chinese-born choreographer Nuo An, along with her New York-based company and foundation, seek to tap into that unseen quality and portray those inner essences outwardly through her method of “Spiritual Dance.”

Nuo An (front) and dancers of Nuo Spiritual Dance Company (photos provided to bostonese.com).
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Mayor Walsh Appointed to Leadership Position with USCM

Boston, June 11, 2018, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced he has been appointed to be a member of the Board of Trustees, the top tier of leadership positions within the US Conference of Mayors, which is currently hosting its 86th annual meeting in Boston. The Trustees guide the organization’s work for the coming year, from connecting mayors to share ideas and tackle common challenges, setting a robust policy agenda at the national level, and elevating mayors’ voices on issues that face cities every day.

Mayor Walsh (middle) with two attendees of USCM pose for a picture.
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波士頓香港龍舟節盛大舉行

【本報記者李強波士頓報道】一年一度的波士頓香港龍舟節6月10日波士頓和劍橋市之間的查爾斯河段隆重舉行。美東地區數百名龍舟好手和3萬多名熱情觀眾和遊客參與了這一北美歷史最悠久、美東地區規模最大的龍舟節。查爾斯河上龍舟競渡,鑼鼓喧天,河兩岸彩旗飛揚,人聲鼎沸,好一幅歡快絢麗的龍舟節畫面。

上圖:華林派的舞龍表演吸引了大批遊客。
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华人关注世界杯 波士顿有望主办2026年世界杯赛事

【波士顿双语网记者李强报道】俄罗斯世界杯足球赛今天(6月14日)开幕,将吸引波士顿地区众多的华人球迷通过电视观看直播。13日,国际足联(FIFA)宣布,2026年的世界杯将由美国、加拿大和墨西哥联合主办,而位于波士顿西南郊、著名的吉列体育场有望成为赛场之一。

上图:马丁华殊(中)在市长大会现场同与会者合影。来自推特
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莱克星顿华裔联盟成功举行州议员候选人见面会

【波士顿双语网记者李强报道】莱克星顿华裔联盟(CALex)于月5月9日上午在这座麻州历史名城的社区活动中心,举行了麻州Middlesex郡第15选区州议员候选人见面会。有近100民众,其中大部分是莱克星顿镇的华人,还有一些其他族裔选民出席了本次活动,现场气氛非常热烈。

上图:(左起)许后泽、拉希夫、希科罗、科恩、斯图尔特、斯威尼、杨海伦合影。
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中国改革开放40年图片展周六华埠开幕

【波士顿双语网讯】中国改革开放40年图片展将于本周末在波城华埠隆重举行。波士顿地区的首场展出活动由「中美文化协会」主办,展出时间为6月16-17日两天。开幕仪式将于16日上午10时30分在华埠牌楼广场举行, 届时中国驻纽约总领馆的官员及本地政要将出席活动,主办方欢迎各界人士前来参观。

上图:「中国改革开放40年图片展」纽约新闻发布会现场。主办方提供
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Meet Mr. Hung Goon, The New President of Boston Chinatown Lions Club

By Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com

Boston, April 11, 2018 — The Boston Chinatown Lions Club held its annual “Installation of Officers Dinner” on the evening of June 8. In the heart of Chinatown, at the Empire Garden Restaurant, about 150 members and guests of the Lions Club met to swear in new members, dedicate a new staff of leadership positions and celebrate yet another year of continued humanitarian efforts.

President Goon (4th from right, front row) and members of the Chinatown Lion’s Club pose for a picture.
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郭艺丹钢琴工作室举行慈善音乐会 筹款逾千元

【波士顿双语网记者李强波士顿报导】郭艺丹钢琴工作室的14位学生,日前在波士顿斯坦威钢琴公司的音乐厅举行慈善音乐会,为波士顿外伤基金(Boston Trauma Fund)筹款。同学们虽然年纪不大,但他们的演奏水平却很不错,他们的爱心更是感动了观众。音乐会一共筹款1065元,将专门用于资助中国贫困地区儿童来美接受烧伤治疗。

上图:郭艺丹老师(后排中)抱着孩子同学生们合影。主办方 提供
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WuXi Biologics Invests $60 Million to Establish a Production Facility in Worcester, MA

WORCESTER, MA and SHANGHAI, June 11, 2018 – WuXi Biologics (2269.HK), a leading global open-access biologics technology platform company offering end-to-end solutions for biologics discovery, development and manufacturing, today announced that it is to invest $60 million and hire approximately 150 employees to establish a state-of-the-art biologics clinical and commercial manufacturing facility in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States. The facility will be WuXi Biologics’ 11th global drug substance manufacturing facility (MFG11).

Lt. Governor Polito (2nd from right, front row) at signing ceremony.
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「功在千秋非等闲」 《美华读书》季刊举行发布会

【本报记者李强波士顿报道】《美华读书》季刊首次发布会日前在牛顿市举行。尽管当天下着雨,还是有数十位学生和家长充满热情地出席了这次发布会,他们对过去一年出版的四期《美华读书》季刊给予了高度评价。

上图:杨羊(后排左)同手持四期《美化读书》季刊的学生们合影(姚雯 提供)。
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吳宗錦會長做客哈佛中國文化工作坊演講會

【波士頓雙語網記者李強報道】哈佛中國文化工作坊、北美華文作家協會紐英倫分會5月31日在哈佛燕京圖書館聚會廳舉辧演講會。本次活動由北美華文作家協會總會副會長、哈佛中國文化工作坊主持人、哈佛系列作品得獎作家張鳳主持,數十位文友及慕名而來者濟濟一堂。

北美華文作家協會會長、《華商世界》雜誌發行人兼總編輯吳宗錦以「寫作與人生」為題向聽眾講述了他作為一位新移民的文學之路。

上圖:在張鳳(左)主持下,吳宗錦暢談「寫作與人生」。舒龍 攝影
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刘三姐山歌唱响波士顿 音协乐团展泱泱国风

【波士顿双语网记者李强报道】由波士顿中国音乐家协会(简称音协)和亚洲文化中心共同主办的泱泱国风——《刘三姐》组曲全球首演音乐会于5月26日下午和晚上,在麻州莱克星顿镇隆重上演两场。近2000位大波士顿地区中国音乐爱好者观看演出,向《刘三姐》组曲这一中国民族音乐经典和活跃在波士顿舞台的中国民乐家们致敬。

上图:演职人员音乐会结束后上台谢幕。
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書法家田慶新、作家姚蜀平、風水大師林政德做客星島美亞讀書會

【本報記者李強波士頓報道】在明天(6月3日)下午兩點在星島日報波士頓報社舉行的島美亞讀書會活動中,旅美著名書法家田慶新先生將向讀者朋友們介紹,他最近在美亞出版社出版的5本關於中國書法的新書。出席本次活動的另外兩位演講嘉賓是著名華人作家姚蜀平、以及來自台灣的風水大師林政德。

上圖:著名旅美書法家田慶新。
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