Chinatown Main Street Cleans Up Chinatown as Tony Yee Remembered

By Xinming Li,

Boston, Oct. 31, 2015, — It was a nice day for trick and treat today while teams of volunteers joined Chinatown Main Street(CMS) Fall Street Cleaning this morning. The sudden passing of Tony Yee, former president of board of CMS might have inspired many to show up in memory of Yee, who was a tireless advocate for better and more attractive business environment for Chinatown.
Volunteers pose for a group picture(provided to

Volunteers included people from Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Karen Lee of CCBA-NE, Michael Wong and Wong’s Family Association of New England, Rick Wong and GE engineers, Boston Public School Youths program, Charlestown High School, Crown Plaza Hotel Staffs from Newton, Boston John D. O’Bryant School, Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Mr. Thomas M. McDonough, Neighborhood Business Manager, from City of Boston Dept of Neighborhood Development, also joined the volunteers. They swept streets of Chinatown, and picked up trashes. Chang Shing Soy Product Co, donated fresh soy bean milk and tofu pudding for all volunteers.

“Thank you for attending this community clean up effort, sending a strong message to all. Tony would be very proud of all the volunteers,” said Gilbert Ho, board member of CMS.
Tony Yee receives a citation from State Rep. Donald Wong for the 20th anniversary of CMS in Feb. 2015(file photo).

Mayor Marty Walsh tweeted early this month: “We lost a great leader & friend in Tony Yee of @ChinatownMainSt. His legacy will never be forgotten & will live on in this community.”