Feb. 25, 2022, — Boston Chinatown Business Association(CBA)held the Chinese New Year banquet on March 23, 2022 at Empire Garden restaurant. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, Boston City Council President Ed Flynn, State Rep Aaron Michlewitz and other government officials attended this banquet along with 400 guests. This is the first large gathering in Boston Chinatown in nearly two years.
Ed Flynn presented a Boston City Council citation to CBA. Director-General Sun of TECO Boston congratulated CBA for the great achievement in promoting and revitalizing the Chinatown economy in his remarks.
Lion dancers from Boston Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club performed lion dance with high difficulties, and won thundering applauses from the audience.
Mayor Wu thanked Boston Chinatown Business Association for holding the first large banquet in Boston Chinatown since the pandemic during her remarks. She also introduced many public safety city employees in the audience.
State Rep Aaron Michlewitz pointed out the hard work done by Boston Chinatown Business Association to make sure local businesses’ survival during the pandemic. He pointed out the long-time community leader Uncle Frank (Frank Chin) for his leadership in the Chinatown community, and reflected on the loss of Uncle Bill (Bill Chin) who passed away on Nov. 26, 2021.