Getting Down to the Business of Business – Best Investment You Can Make with $15

By Stephanie Chan, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School One business question for you: What can you buy for $15? For this investment of $15, you can create a business empire because this down payment is for education in basic business principles. The New England Chinese Information and Networking Association, or NECINA, offers a uniquely structured class […]

Connect Books Won NECINA’s YES 6.0 Business Plan Contest

By David Li, Chelmsford, Mass. – The results of YES (Youth Entrepreneurship Service) program 6.0 was announced at New England Chinese Information & Network Association (NECINA)’s annual meeting at Radisson hotel. Connect Books, a team consisted of local high-school students Stephanie Chan, Eddy Zhong and Kevin Zhang, won the first prize, and Vital Communications […]

Focal Chinese Music To Re-Open Melrose’s 116-year-old Corinthian Hall

MELROSE, MA – Starting June 10, 2012, Focal Chinese Music Corp. (FCM), a music education and performing arts company will re-open and manage Melrose’s 116-year-old Corinthian Hall. Currently owned by Melrosian Stephen Longmuir, Corinthian Hall, with its 1900s interior preserved and restored, will serve as FCM’s headquarters. Photo credit: Elaine_Foley(, Scott Levine (

MIT Dedicated Monumental Sculpture by Internationally Renowned Artist Cai Guo-Qiang

By David Li, Cambridge – In the evening of May 10, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) dedicated Ring Stone (2010) by internationally renowned artist Cai Guo-Qiang in front of the new Sloan building at 100 Main Street. The monumental white granite sculpture is the artist’s first public work of art for a university […]

Tufts University Unveils Plans for New Medical Research Laboratory to Focus on Tuberculosis

BOSTON – Tufts University today announced that it will seek approval from the Boston Public Health Commission to build a 1,700 square foot biosafety level 3 research laboratory within its School of Medicine’s existing Biomedical Research and Public Health Building at 136 Harrison Avenue. The Arnold 8 Biosafety Laboratory will enable Tufts researchers to find […]

Governor Patrick Breaks Ground on First-in-the-Nation Biomanufacturing Center at UMass Dartmouth

FALL RIVER – Wednesday, May 16, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick today broke ground on the $28 million Massachusetts Accelerator for Biomanufacturing (MAB) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The facility, a result of Governor Patrick’s $1 billion Life Sciences Initiative, is expected to create 120 construction jobs and ten permanent jobs and strengthen Massachusetts’ standing as a […]

Two Local Students Among Intel Science Talent Award Finalists Met Obama in the White House

David Li, On March 13, White House welcomed 40 Intel Science Talent Award finalists. President Obama wore a big smile on his face when he met these talented students. Mr. Obama has repeatedly said that the future of the U.S. economy lies in high-tech fields that are in need of continuous innovations. These outstanding […]