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).
Boston, October 6, 2017, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today signed the Jim Brooks Community Stabilization Act (JBCSA), a home rule petition that will help ensure tenants and former homeowners are aware of their rights under State law. The petition was passed by the City Council on Wednesday, October 4.
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.
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.
By Xinming Li, bostonese.com
August 27, 2017, Boston, — The fourth protest within one month against MA House Bill H.3361 broke out this afternoon in Boston Common. About 300 people protested against the bill that would dis-aggregate Asian Americans by their ethnicity.
Boston, March 23, 2017 – Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today that he has chosen veteran school leader and former BPS chief of staff, Rachel Skerritt, as Boston Latin School’s 28th headmaster. Ms. Skerritt, who graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) in 1995 and taught English at her alma mater, will become the first person of color and the third woman to lead the institution in its 382-year-history.
Beijibg, March 3, 2017, — Five years ago, the Wall Street Journal published an article discussing the reluctance of young Chinese people to start new businesses.
Boston, Jan. 27, 2017, — Today is the last day of Year of Monkey on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The Lunar New Year of Rooster starts tomorrow, and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has issued a stamp for this occasion.
Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.
We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come.
Education Week’s Annual Quality Counts Report Also Names Commonwealth First in K-12 Achievement and First on the Publication’s Chance for Success Index
Boston, Jan. 4, 2017, — Today, the national publication Education Week released the 21st edition of its annual Quality Counts report on state education systems and for the third year in a row listed Massachusetts first in the nation in overall quality. The Commonwealth was also top in the nation on two of the indices that went into the overall ranking: K-12 achievement and the publication’s Chance for Success Index, which considers outcomes from early childhood through adulthood.
Mass. ESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester (file photo).
(The following is transcript of China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying’s regular press conference in Beijing on December 30, 2016)
Q: According to media reports, the Syrian government and the opposition signed three documents yesterday, namely a nationwide ceasefire deal, a list of control mechanisms to ensure the ceasefire and a statement to begin peace talks. The Syrian military declared that the ceasefire will be officially starting from the zero hour of December 30 local time. What is China’s comment?
Dec. 23, 2016
On behalf of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, we would like to wish everyone a holiday season filled with joy and peace. This has been a difficult year for our communities and we are committed as a Department and as a City Government to continue to protect, support, and engage our immigrant residents. Boston’s past and future are inextricably linked to the immigrants that come, generation after generation, to fulfill their dreams and make our city thrive.
Mayor Walsh and director Alejandra St. Guillen presented the “We Are Boston Leadership Award” to Cruz Companies CEO John Cruz, III (middle).
Boston, Dec. 15, 2016 – 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 an Arctic plunge on Thursday night into Friday, with wind chills reaching 16 degrees below zero. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch, as wind gusts will be strongest between 6 p.m. Thursday night to 4 a.m. Friday morning, reaching up to 60 miles per hour. Low temperatures on Thursday night will be three degrees. With the wind chill, frostbite can occur within 30 minutes.