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.
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.