Tufts Medical Center Asian Health Initiative Calls for Anti-Tobacco Proposals

Boston, Oct. 11, 2019, — Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) launched the Asian Health Initiative in 1995 to support community partners working to address some of the most pressing health concerns in Chinatown and the Boston Asian community. Over the years, those efforts have focused on chronic diseases, family violence, emotional wellness, and tobacco use, […]

Suffolk County Sheriff Tompkins Ends Contract with ICE

Boston, Oct. 8, 2019, — The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department is terminating its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as the Department intensifies its focus on the provision of care, custody and rehabilitative services to what will soon be an expanded population of women entering the Suffolk County House of Correction.

Organization Letter on Opposing S. 386

September 25, 2019 To: Members of the U.S. Senate Dear Honorable Senators, As organizations representing immigrant communities who would be harmed by H.R. 1044/S. 386, the so-called Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, we write to express our opposition to this legislation. Given that this proposal would remove a pillar of our immigration system and […]

Proposed Regulations to address Vaping and Tobacco Use Among Youth in Boston

Boston, September 18, 2019 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is proposing regulations aimed at addressing vaping and tobacco use among youth in Boston. Under the proposal, mint and menthol nicotine and tobacco products will only be sold only in verified adult-only tobacco retailers. Staff will now move […]

Directory Huang Speaks at Cambridge Public Library

By Victor Chen, bostonese.com Boston, Sept. 6, 2019, — A good documentary film can bring a topic into focus by the public, and might also save a historical bookstore. On Tuesday this week, the Cambridge Public Library of Massachusetts invited Chinese international filmmaker and director Weiying Olivia Huang to hold a documentary film screening and […]

Lhasa Entered First Summer during Warmest Ever June on Record

August, 2, 2019, — According to new data from the World Meteorological Organization and Copernicus Climate Change Program, July 2019 at least equaled, if not surpassed, the hottest month in recorded history. This follows the warmest ever June on record. Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has for the first time entered summer […]