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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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MA AG Healey Launches Investigation into Equifax Data Breach

Boston, Sept. 8, 2017, — Following reports of a major data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. compromising the personal information of hundreds of millions of consumers nationwide and nearly three million in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey today launched an investigation into the breach and urged consumers to take immediate steps to protect their information against identity theft.

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Dowling Insurance Job Opening / 麻州保险公司招聘

Job Classification: Insurance Sales / 职位:销售保险
Salary Range: $42,500-$50,000 / 薪酬:年薪 $42,500 – $50,000
Commissions: New & Renewal Clients / 佣金:新旧客户
Benefits: Health Insurance/401k/Disability / 福利:健康保险/401K 退休计划/伤残保险
Language: Speak fluently both English & Mandarin / 语言表达能力: 要求讲流利的英语和普通话
Education: Minimum 2 year Associates Degree / 学历:最少两年大学专科以上学历

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Thank You Love Your Block Participates! Let’s Keep Chinatown Clean!

By Gilbert Ho, Chinatown Main Street

April 29, 2017, Thank you to all volunteers coming out today to help keep Chinatown Clean, and the weather is gorgeous, Chinatown Main Street Chairman Rick Wong, Board of Directors, and many volunteers.

(L to R)Rick Wong, volunteers from Tufts University, Courtney Ho and Gilbert Ho pose for a picture.
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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun Speaks about Innovation and Efficiency at Harvard China Forum

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Cambridge, Mass. April 23, 2017, — The 20th Harvard China Forum came to an close this after at Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. The 2-day forum drew around 1,000 attendees this year, and is the largest China focused conference in North America.

Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, speaks at Harvard China Forum (photo by bostonese.com).
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BCNC and CPA Hold Graduation of the Pre-Vocational Skills Training Program

Boston, April 2, 2017, — The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and the Chinese Progressive Association celebrated the graduation of their fourth class of the Pre-Vocational Skills with ESOL for Retail Employment training program recently. Nine students graduated, with three having already begun work in their new customer service positions.
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Boston-based Startup’s Trademark Application Opposed by Chinese Internet Giant Tencent

By Jie Ji, columnist for bostonese.com

It came as astonishment to Mr. Mo, founder of Dinnnerful.com and his business partners that their trademark application was opposed by Tencent, a Chinese internet tycoon. Mo couldn’t believe it as the submitted trademarks are in different language as Tencent’s and the two companies run totally different businesses.

One of Tencent’s office buildings in China (file photo).
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Chinese-American Biomedical Association Launches Texas Chapter

Cambridge, Mass., January 2, 2017 – Chinese-American Biomedical Association (CABA), a 501(C)(3) non-profit professional organization based in Massachusetts since 2007, today announced the launch of its first chapter outside Massachusetts. The first chapter, named CABA-Texas (or CABA-TX), will be based in Houston, Texas.

(from left)Susan Qu, Shiwen Lin and Eric Shi at 2016 CABA annual meeting (file photo).
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MIT Alumni and Entrepreneurs Team up to Guide Young Startups

Innovation@ONE business pitch competition features startups and ideas out of Course 1.

Carolyn Schmitt | Civil and Environmental Engineering
December 29, 2016
From MIT News

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is at the forefront of identifying problems and finding new solutions for existing industries and infrastructures to make a big impact around the world. On Nov. 17, eight CEE students and researchers pitched business ideas to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs at the second Innovation@ONE competition, offering solutions to problems at many scales, from public health to physical infrastructure.

At Innovation@ONE, the Most Inventive Business Idea was presented to Jingjie Yeo (left) of Accuro Pressure Silk; the Business Pitch Champion was awarded to Justin Chen (center) of Motus View; and the Best Early Stage Idea was awarded to Paige Midstokke (right) of Safe Tap. (Photo: Allison Dougherty/Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
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Boston’s New 25 MPH Default Speed Limit Effective Jan. 9, 2017

Boston, Nov. 30, 2016, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the default speed limit on City of Boston streets will be reduced from 30 mph to 25 mph effective January 9, 2017. Thanks to the combined efforts of the Mayor, Boston City Council, Governor Baker, MassDOT and Massachusetts State Legislature this change will improve roadway safety for people walking, driving, and bicycling on city streets. State owned roadways located in the City of Boston will not be affected by this new law. Visit boston.gov/25mph to learn how to show your support and get engaged.
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Shareco to Take 34.9% Stake in Global Eagle Entertainment

Beijing, November 25, 2016 — On November 9, Beijing Shareco Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Shareco”, NEEQ: 837676) and Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (“GEE”, NASDAQ: ENT) jointly announced that Shareco plans to acquire up to a 34.9% stake in GEE for approximately US$416mm, and would become GEE’s single largest shareholder post-transaction. Shareco and GEE also expect to form a China joint venture (the “China JV”), focusing on in-flight connectivity (“IFC”) and in-flight entertainment (“IFE”) services (collectively IFEC).
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