Category Archives: English

Google Honors Chinese Linguist Zhou Youguang

Boston, Jan. 13, 2018, — On his 112th birthday, Chinese Linguist Zhou Youguang was honored on Google’s homepage today. Mr. Zhou passed away on Jan. 14, 2017 at age 111. Zhou was a Chinese economist, banker, linguist, sinologist, publisher, and supercentenarian, known as the “father of Pinyin”, a system for the writing of Mandarin Chinese in Roman script, or romanization, which was officially adopted by the government of the People’s Republic of China in 1958, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1982, and the United Nations in 1986.

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BCNC Receives Top Ratings by Charity Navigator and GuideStar

Boston, Jan. 10, 2018, — Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, as well as a Gold Seal on GuideStar’s nonprofit profile.

MA State Rep. Donald Wong (left) presents a citation to Giles Li, Executive Director of BCNC.
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MEMA Issues Statement on First Major Winter Storm of 2018

Boston, Jan. 3, 2018, — MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (MEMA) SITUATIONAL AWARENESS STATEMENT DATE: January 3, 2018 TIME: 12:00 PM SUBJECT: Significant Winter Storm Thursday; Dangerously Cold Weather This Weekend (Update #2)
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a strong but fast-moving coastal storm on Thursday that will bring accumulating snow across the entire state, with the eastern half of the state seeing the greatest amounts. Strong to damaging winds are also expected across much of the state; however the Cape and Islands will experience the strongest winds. These winds combined with wet, heavy snow in areas, bring potential for scattered to widespread power outages, particularly in southeastern MA. In addition, there is the potential for moderate and pockets of major coastal flooding, primarily in areas south of Boston along the coast of Plymouth County and in Cape Cod Bay. Following the storm, bitterly cold weather, with wind chill values of -15 to -35, will return on Friday and persist into the weekend.
Thursday Forecast:

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Mayor Walsh Issues Tips for Residents in Advance of Bitterly Cold Weather

BOSTON – Tuesday, December 26, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a set of tips and guidelines in advance of this week’s forecast of bitterly cold weather. Forecasters are predicting low temperatures throughout the week with the coldest period Wednesday night into Thursday morning and Thursday night into Friday morning. With the wind chill, frostbite can occur within 30 minutes.

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Boston Chinatown to Hold Nanjing Massacre Candle Light Vigil

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 marks the 80th Anniversary of the “Nanking Massacre” aka “Rape of Nanking”.

Chinese American Citizen’s Alliance (CACA) Boston Lodge will be holding a peaceful candle light vigil at Chinatown Gateway Park from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM on that evening.


Picture from board meeting of CACA Boston Lodge (bostonese.com file photo).
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Mayor Walsh and ACDC Celebrate Ribbon Cutting of 88 Hudson Street in Chinatown

Boston, Nov. 28, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) and Chinatown residents to celebrate the ribbon cutting of 88 Hudson Street, a development that created 51 affordable new condominiums for working families in Chinatown.

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CPA Calls Chinatown Residents to Exercise Voting Rights

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, Nov. 6, 2017, — With the Boston Mayor and City Council elections on this Tuesday, Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) has called its members and residents of Chinatown to exercise their voting rights at polling stations tomorrow. CPA has endorsed Ed Flynn in Boston City Council District 2 election, which is hotly contested with current City Councilor Bill Linehan retiring.

Flynn’s ad on a local Chinese newspaper.
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bostonese.com Endorses Flynn, Liang, Singvonsay and Shen for Nov. 7 Elections

Boston, Oct 31, 2017, — bostonese.com, the largest bilingual Asian American news website in Boston, announces today that it has endorsed Ed Flynn for Boston City Council, Nina Liang for Quincy City Council, Vatsady Singvonsay for Cambridge City Council, and Anping Shen for Newton School Committee Ward 3.

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Secretary Acosta Presents Awards to MA Businesses Offering English Language Classes

Oct. 24, 2017, Boston, — Last week, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta, spoke to a packed room of business leaders, immigrants, and English language program providers at Northeastern University. She was there to present awards at an event organized by English for New Bostonians to businesses that provide English classes for their immigrant workers, but she also had a personal message to share.

Secretary Acosta(first from left) joins panel discussion (provided by English for New Bostonians).
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Mother and Son Piano Concert Raises $7,500 for BCNC

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, Oct. 10, 2017, — World Class pianists, Michelle Chen Kuo and her son, Christopher Kuo, performed a duo piano concert at David Friend Recital Hall in Boston on October 7 to benefit Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center(BCNC). The concert raised $7,500 to support BCNC programs for children, youth, and families. Sponsors include Sun Life Financial, Cathay Bank, the Rosenberg Institute of East Asian Studies at Suffolk University, and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of Boston.

(From left)BCNC Board of Directors Selina Chow and Eugene Mahr , Michelle Kuo, Chris Kuo, BCNC Board Member Shari Narva, and Eric Chao, Division Director of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston.
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Grace Cai and The Skating Club of Boston Raise Fund to Eliminate Cancer

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Inspired to change the impact of cancer on the lives of those in our Club community, The Skating Club of Boston and its Theatre On Ice of Boston program are inviting all Club members to partner with them and the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation to Turn Cancer Upside Down. Funds raised for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation support cancer research, education, and survivorship with 20% of the funds raised through this Club initiative going directly to two of our local, world-class institutions: Mass General Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Grace Cai has been a member of Skating Club of Boston since 2013 (provided to bostonese.com).
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Boston Chinatown Remembers Davis Woo

(Mr. Davis Woo passed away on Sept. 18, 2017 at age 86. A memorial service was held in Boston on Sept. 28.)

2011 CHSNE Sojourner Awards Recipient Davis Woo

By Sherry Dong, for CHSNE Chronicle Fall 2011 Vol. 17, No. 1

By almost any measure, Davis Woo, 80, is an accomplished man. He earned a doctorate in engineering from one of the most renowned universities in the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served in the U.S. Army, and had a long and rewarding career. But Davis’ greatest successes cannot be measured by the prestige of his degrees or the rungs he scaled on the corporate ladder. His greatest legacy includes his large and beautiful family—including his wife, Susie of 55 years, their children and grandchildren and his work in the greater Chinatown community. There, for over five decades, he has devoted his passion and energy to helping those in need, improving services and living conditions, and enriching, preserving, and sharing Chinese culture.

Picture of Mr. Davis Woo in 2008 (CHSNE file photo).
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Boston City Council Congratulates the 7th Asian American Day / 波士頓市議會祝賀第七屆亞美節

Boston City Council
Official Resolution
Offered By City Councillor Michelle Wu
Be it resolved, that the Boston City Council extends its congratulations to:
Asian American Associatoin of Boston

波士頓市議會
官方決議
由市議員吳弭提案
波士頓市議會對波士頓亞美聯誼會表示祝賀並通過這個決議

Michelle Wu (2nd from left) presented the resolution at 7the Asian American Day in Boston Common.
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