Tag Archives: Chinatown

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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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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City Council President Wu Authors Resolution in Support of Chinese American WWII Veterans

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.
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Mass Pike Tenants Seek Resident and Community Control

Boston, July 14, 2017, — Tenants from Mass Pike Towers, a 200-unit low-income housing development in Boston Chinatown, staged a protest today with supporters to highlight an ongoing dispute over the tenant association’s right to purchase the tenants’ homes according to a 2000 agreement between Trinity Financial and the Mass Pike Towers Tenant Association.

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ACDC Unveils Community Mural Project Led by Residents and Youth

Boston, July 7, 2017, — Chinatowns across the country face the threat of gentrification despite their historical and current importance as cultural and political sanctuaries for the Asian American community. Boston’s Chinatown is no exception, with its borders seeing rapid erosion in recent years. In its 30 years of community building, the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) has been integral to the movement of preserving Boston’s Chinatown, with creative placemaking as part of its core mission since 2013.

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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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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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BCNC’s Lai Chan Honored by Blue Hills Bank as 2017 Hometown Hero

Boston, Dec. 31, 2016, — Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) employee Lai Chan is recognized by Blue Hills Bank as one of the 2017 Hometown Heroes. Lai Chan (pictured below) will be featured in the Bank’s fifth annual Hometown Hero Calendar, which honors 12 groups or individuals who go above and beyond to make our community a better place to live and work. 

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Dr. Walter J. Lee Joins Good Shepherd Community Care’s Board of Directors

Boston, Dec. 12, 2016, — Good Shepherd Community Care welcomes Dr. Walter J. Lee (Brighton) as one of the newest members to its Board of Directors.
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Dr. Lee has been providing care as an Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physician since he began his internship and residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in 1981. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his graduate and undergratuate studies at Northeastern. He also ranked Major and served in the United States Army from 1975 to 1987. Dr. Lee continues to maintain faculty appointments at both Tufts and Northeastern University. His long list of professional affiliations includes the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Directors Association and he is a past President of the Chinese-American Medical Society.

Dr. Lee brings to Good Shepherd a wealth of community engagement experience and has been providing care for Chinese patients in the Greater Boston area for 35 years. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center and sees patients at many nursing homes.

“We are so grateful to Dr. Lee for his commitment to the community and to Good Shepherd’s mission and welcome him to our volunteer Board of Directors,” states Tim Boon, President and CEO. “Dr. Lee embodies the kind of dedication to service for others that makes Good Shepherd Community Care possible.”

Good Shepherd recently launched its Asian Hospice Program with Chinese-speaking staff to care for the growing Chinese patient population in Greater Boston. “We are honored to have Dr. Lee as a part of Good Shepherd” explains Lola Tom, Director of Asian Program and Community Development. “His insights and decades of working with the Chinese elderly patients will be invaluable to us as we continue building out our Asian program and expanding end-of-life services in the community.”

Good Shepherd Community Care is not-for-profit, non-sectarian and one of the most trusted health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care. Its specialty hospice programs include adult and pediatric palliative care, a Russian Hospice Program, Asian Hospice Program and Good Shepherd Institute, a community resource for training, education and research about end-of-life issues.

Please visit www.gscommunitycare.org for more information. To make a referral, please call 617.969.6130.

Winning Essay of CACA Boston Essay Contest

[Alicia Yu was selected as the winner of 2016 Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) Boston Essay Contest. The award ceremony was recently held at CACA Boston’s annual meeting in Boston Chinatown. The essay was written after watching the documentary of Honor and Duty: Mississippi Delta Chinese.]
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Esther Lee (2nd from right), president of CACA Boston, hands the award check to Alicia Yu.
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Chinese Historical Society of New England 2016 President’s Report

By: Sherry Dong, President of Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE)

We kicked off our 2016 program year with an animated annual dinner last October. Thank you to our sponsors, board members, volunteers, attendees, Sojourner awardees Arthur Wong and Gary Libby, and to our excellent key note presenters, Francis Chin and Vincent Lau. We asked them to discuss the Chinese American immigration experience, as we recognized 2015 as the 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which eliminated the National Origins quotas. They took us back to the future/past of the Chinese American immigration experience in a lively, interactive and engaging presentation.
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Sherry Dong(first on the right), Peter Chan(middle) and Susan Chinsen hand out 2016 Sojourner Award to South Cove Community Health Center.
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Pictures from Xiamen University America Alumni Association Annual Meeting

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, Oct. 8, 2016, Xiamen University(XMU) America Alumni Association Annual Meeting held its 2016 annual meeting today at Empire Garden in Boston Chinatown. Over 100 Xiamen University alumni from across the US attended the annual meeting with honor guest Vice President Zhan Xinli of Xiamen University.
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Zhan Xinli (fourth from right), Dr. Xinsheng Zhu, president of New England XMU Alumni Association and others pose for a picture.
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Video: Renters Day of Action March in Boston

By Ming Zhou, bostonese.com

Sept. 23, 2016, Boston, — As part of National Renter’s Day of Action in 50 cities around the country, hundreds of protesters marched from the Greater Boston Real Estate Board in downtown Boston to the Reggie Wong Park on Kneeland Street in Chinatown.
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Members of Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) gather in downtown Boston at start of the march.
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