Boston, Nov. 2, 2018, — United Nations Strategist, Shaoyu Yuan spoke during a conference at Northeastern University recently. Yuan received his B.A from Centre College, and currently pursuing his Master』s. He is conducting researches for the Institute of East Asian Studies, also serving as a consultant in World Art Center. Yuan talked about how there are three candidates on the ballot for U.S Senate, but only two are allowed to the debate stage in Massachusetts.
Boston, Oct. 28, 2018, — The Chinese American Heritage Foundation (CAHF), a community-driven organization in Boston Chinatown that promotes the recognition and appreciation of the historical contributions made by Chinese-Americans to the United States, is fielding a 「Harmony Through Union」 float for the 2019 Rose Parade in Pasadena.
Wilson Lee and Esther Lee are also members of Chinese American Citizen’s Alliance (CACA).
By Victor Chen, bostonese.com
Boston, Oct. 22, 2018, In less than three weeks before the mid-tern election, Independent candidate for US Senate Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai and United Nations strategist Shaoyu Yuan came to Boston Chinatown. They spoke with Asian community leaders. The attendees included the President of Empire Auction House Nick Pan, board member of Asian American Association of Boston Fei Pan, President of World Art Centre and Artist Molly Mao.
Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai (in the middle), and Mr. Shaoyu Yuan on the right.
BOSTON – Monday, October 22, 2018 – A day before World Series to start at Fenway Park, the City of Boston today began its two-week early voting period for the November 6, 2018 State Election. “VoteEarly Boston” runs through Friday, November 2, 2018, and City Hall is Boston’s main early voting site, with voting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Voters are encouraged to enter City Hall through the North Side entrance to access the early voting location on the second floor.
By Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE)
AACE announces 「Rally for the American Dream – Equal Education Rights for All」 on October 14, 2018! Let』s unite to stop Harvard』s discriminatory admissions practices against Asian American children!
Supports of AACE protested outside US Supreme Count in 2015 (provided by AACE).
By Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Over the weekend, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an upcoming proposed policy that would allow the government to deny green cards to immigrants who use public benefits, such as housing assistance, Medicaid and Medicare, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits – commonly called 「food stamps」 – and many more.
State Rep. Donald Wong (left) presents a citation to Giles Li, executive director of BCNC.
Washington, DC, Sept. 12, 2018, — For the first time in nearly 50 years, a doctor will lead Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Along with Planned Parenthood』s 12 million supporters, Dr. Wen will lead the fight to protect access to reproductive health care.
Boston, Sept. 13, 2018, — Today is a day residents of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover will never forget. More than 70 fires, explosions or gas odor investigations were reported in the area with a few hours starting from around 4:00 PM.
By Xinming Li, bostonese.com
Boston, August 31, 2018, — The Last Sacred Place of Poetry, a documentary about the Grolier Poetry bookshop by Director Weiying (Olivia) Huang and Editor Mengyuan Lin, who received master degree in Digital Media program at Northeastern University. This is the only Chinese international student』s film, has been officially selected to the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival (MIFF) 2018. The premiere drew rave reviews from the audience at the Regent Theatre in Arlington on August 25.
Director Huang (left) and Editor Lin(right) pose for a picture.
Boston, Sept. 1, 2018, — The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the 2018 Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics to Xiaowei Zhuang, Professor of Physics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University in Cambridge (USA).
August 15, 2018, (from jesuitseast.org) – Fr. Denis R. Como, SJ, died peacefully on Aug. 14, at 6:40 a.m. at Campion Center, Weston, Mass. Fr. Como was born on Jan. 3, 1936, and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1953, at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1966, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his Final Vows on May 30, 1989, at the Jesuit Urban Center, Boston, Mass.
Speech by Wang Tong, Dean of China Development Research Institute
Harvard Law School, August 7, 2018
Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,
It’s a honor to meet you all here at Harvard University to exchange our ideas and discuss about meaningful topics. Being part of a think tank, lately I received the same question many times: what happened to this world? Why do I feel constantly anxious and nervous? My answer is that the world is changing, unprecedentedly in its speed, depth and range. Then their follow-up question would be, then is the world changing for better or worse? I’ll look into their eyes and tell them: it depends on you, your dreams and your actions.
Mr. Wang Tong delivered the speech at Harvard Law School.
By Peter Chan, Boston Chinese Catholic Community(BCCC)
On Sunday, August 12, 2018, the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time was joyfully celebrated at St. James the Greater Church in Boston Chinatown. In the Lower Church the 8:00 AM Mass in English was presided by Fr. Joseph Baggetta.
Staffers at BCCC’s August Moon Festival booth.
Boston, — On August 2, 2018, the first Music Creates Future International Youth Competition completed successfully at the New England Conservatory of Music(NEC). The event was
co-organized by the Beijing International Education Exchange Center(BIEE) and the East Coast Cultural Exchange Center (ECCEC) and hosted by the New England Conservatory of Music.
Contestants from China (upper left), USA (upper right), Brazil(lower left) and France (lower right).
July 28, 2018, — The Asian American Day (AADay) was initiated by the Asian American Association of Boston (AAAB) in 2011. The Asian American Day was approved by both the city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts in September 2016 and is celebrated on the second Saturday of September every year. bostonese.com is a proud media partner of Asian American Day.
Boston, July 23, 2018 – Mayor Martin Walsh today announced the appointment of William Gross as the City of Boston’s first African American Commissioner of the Boston Police Department (BPD), who will assume the duties and responsibilities of Commissioner William B. Evans who is set to retire from the Boston Police Department on Saturday, August 4. Gross currently serve as as Superintendent in Chief of the Boston Police Department.