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.
By Chinese Historical Society of New England
Boston, May 30, 2018, — Welcome to the Chinese American Experiences Mass. Memories Road Show on June 2 at Pao Arts Center in Boston Chinatown. This May, Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Preservation Month, and we are pleased to collaborate with the Archives & Special Collections Department at UMASS Boston to empower community members to become local preservationists.
Boston, May 24, 2018, — Chinese History Society of New England (CHSNE) announced upcoming broadcasts on the history of Chinese Exclusion Act today. These programs will put a fitting end to the Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
Chinese immigrant detention center on Angel Island in early 1900s.
By John Tsou, bostonese.com photographer
Boston, April 12, 2018, A Taste of Ginger was held on April 9 at Museum of Fine Art with about 300 guests attending. It’s one of Boston’s largest food events of the year benefiting Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI). The Moy family, including Ricky Moy, Brian Moy and Patty Moy, were honored at the event for their generous support.
Boston, March 29, 2018, — Chinatown Business Association (CBA) held its first Chinese New Year banquet last night at Empire Garden restaurant in Boston Chinatown. Mayor Walsh and many other distinguished guests were among over 400 attendees to celebrate the success and contributions of businesses in Boston Chinatown.
Board members of Chinatown Business Association.
Boston, March 12, 2017, — Closed to 300 people, including Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn, attended New England Moy Shee Association Year of Dog Banquet last night at China Pearl restaurant in Boston Chinatown. The Chinese last name 梅 has several variations in English, such as Moy, Mei and Fong.
Councilor Flynn (middle) presents a citation to Moy Shee Association.
By Xinming Li, bostonese.com
Boston, Feb. 22, 2018, — On Sunday, Feb. 18, Cardinal Sean O’Malley went to St. James the Greater Church in Chinatown to bring New Year’s greetings to the Boston Chinese Catholic community. The Year of Dog started on Feb. 16 on the Chinese calendar, which is one of the oldest calendars in the world.
Boston, Feb. 3, 2018 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and library community members today celebrated the opening of Boston Public Library Chinatown at 2 Boylston Street in the China Trade Center. The event marked the return of library services to the neighborhood for the first time in more than 50 years, and a $1 million investment in library services in Chinatown. Regular library hours will begin on Monday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m.
By Li Qiang, bostonese.com
Boston, Jan. 31, 2018, — It was a campaign promise made by candidate Marty Walsh in 2013, and Mayor Walsh finally delivered it at end of his first term as the funding for Boston Public Library Chinatown Branch was annouced in 2017. The Chinatown Branch will open its doors on Feb. 5 at the China Trade Center in Chinatown.
(R to L)Candidate Walsh, Terry Yin and Henry Yee at a 2013 Chinatowm Residents Association (CRA) meeting (photo by Li Qiang).
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.
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).
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.
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.
(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).
Boston City Council
Offered By City Councillor Michelle Wu
Be it resolved, that the Boston City Council extends its congratulations to:
Asian American Associatoin of Boston
Michelle Wu (2nd from left) presented the resolution at 7the Asian American Day in Boston Common.
BOSTON, Sept. 14, 2017, – This week the Boston City Council adopted a resolution authored by President Michelle Wu which calls on the U.S. Congress to pass H.R. 2358 / S.1050 The Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act. At a time when the total Chinese American population in the U.S. and Hawaii was approximately 120,000 people, 20,000 Chinese Americans enlisted in the armed services. Almost half of those who served were not American citizens due to the limitations of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
President Wu thanks volunteers of her reelection campaign.