Photos by Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com
Boston, July 10, 2018, — Miss International Fashion Travel Pageant Boston regional final was held at the Empire Garden Restaurant in Boston Chinatown on July 7. Ten contestants showed their wisdom and beauty to nearly 500 guests in the Qipao, swimsuit and self-introduction, talent show, and Q&A in evening gowns during the contest.
Gary Yu congratulates winner Yuchen Cui（photo credit: Olivia Bornstein）.
By Olivia Bornstein, bostonese.com
Boston, June 20, 2018, — There will soon be new rules surrounding nightly rentals in Boston. You might have heard this on radio as Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu spoke about her support for these new rules on local radio stations.
On June 13, the Boston City Council voted 11 to 2 to approve a new ordinance, regulating corporate home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb.com. Mayor Walsh signed the bill two days later. On January 1st, 2019, the bill will be put into practice, effectively limiting short-term rentals to owner-occupants of the properties.
Senator Elizabeth Warren introduces Boston City Council President Michelle Wu (Jan. 2016 file photo).
By Suzanne Lee and Lydia Lowe
Much is being made of a lawsuit alleging discrimination against Asian American applicants to Harvard University in order to reinforce the narrative that race should no longer be a factor in the admissions process. Plaintiffs allege that Asian American applicants with top scores for academics, test results and extracurricular activities were nonetheless admitted at lower levels than applicants of other races, when factors such as “personality” were taken into consideration. The suit is led by Students for Fair Admissions, a conservative organization that has opposed affirmative action programs on behalf of white applicants in the past.
Workers demand $15/hour minimum wage in Boston(file photo).
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.
WORCESTER, MA and SHANGHAI, June 11, 2018 – WuXi Biologics (2269.HK), a leading global open-access biologics technology platform company offering end-to-end solutions for biologics discovery, development and manufacturing, today announced that it is to invest $60 million and hire approximately 150 employees to establish a state-of-the-art biologics clinical and commercial manufacturing facility in Worcester, Massachusetts in the United States. The facility will be WuXi Biologics’ 11th global drug substance manufacturing facility (MFG11).
Lt. Governor Polito (2nd from right, front row) at signing ceremony.
Photos by Eric Zhang
Quincy, Mass., May 31, 2018, The Ballroom Dancing Party Presented by David Ho, Peter Chen and New Star Art School was held at China Pearl Restaurant in Quincy on May 20. Over 300 guests, including representatives from many different dance groups, attended this wonderful fest of beautiful performances and delicious food.
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.
Quincy, Mass. — South Cove Manor at Quincy Point, a non-profit rehabilitation and skilled nursing care community, held its Annual Meeting and Dinner “Partnering for Success” on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at China Pearl Restaurant, 237 Quincy Avenue, Quincy.
Mayor Koch speaks at the annual meeting.
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.
By Xinming Li, bostonese.com
April 3, 2018, — Two senior artists Mr. Junyu Cheng and Ms. Jinyuan Dong recently held a Chinese calligraphy and painting exhibition at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. A total of $698 in total proceeds from the exhibition was donated to the library. With the 1:1 match by two anonymous donors, each donating $700, a total of $2098 has been raised for the Cary Memorial Library Foundation (CMLF).
Mr. Junyu Cheng explained his Chinese calligraphy to visitors (photos by Dongxu Shan).
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.
Dec. 11, 2017, — Wang Yinuo and Mei Li were named Gold Medalists at the 67th Wideman International Piano Competition. Both young pianists were rising stars in China.
Wang Yinuo, born in Beijing, China in October 1996. Starting to play the piano at the age of 4. In 2007, she was admitted as a piano student to the Music Elementary School attached to the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) in Beijing, and in 2010 she entered the Music Middle School attached to CCOM.
Pianist Wang Yinuo (Photo: Courtesy of Wideman International Piano Competition)
New York City, — On Friday, March 9, 2018, the eight ideas that will improve subway signals, capacity and communications for the future of the New York City subway system were announced.
BOSTON – Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced continued preparations for the ongoing winter storm, which is expected to bring a total of 12-18 inches of snow by midnight, with 9 inches already fallen.
Mayor Walsh holds news conference at City Hall this afternoon (photo credit: @MikeRNBCBoston on Twitter).
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.
BOSTON – Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City’s continued preparations for the winter storm, which is expected to bring 4 to 8 inches of heavy, wet snow with most snow accumulating after 8pm tonight and ending around 6am Thursday morning. A winter storm warning will be in effect until 1pm Thursday afternoon. Sustained winds of 10-20MPH are expected throughout the duration of the storm, with wind gusts up to 40MPH.
Boston Public Works helped cleanup streets in Quincy after the March 2 winder storm caused significant damage in Quincy.