John Kerry, Secretary of State Washington, DC, — International Women’s Day (March 8) is a moment to pause and reflect on the contributions of women to the world and to reaffirm our commitment to continued progress on gender equality. It’s also a powerful reminder that women are advancing peace and prosperity around the world in […]
On its website, NASA and several of its astronauts have congratulated the makers of the movie Gravity for winning seven Oscar awards this year, including an award for director Alfonso Cuaron.
New York City, March 2, 2014, — The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the terrorist attack that took place on March 1 at the train station in Kunming, China, and underlined the need to bring those responsible to justice. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo (file photo)
Hi everyone, To mark the fourth anniversary of the launch of Let’s Move!, I asked you to show me how you move. I wanted to see all of the fun, creative things you’re doing in your homes, schools, and communities to get kids excited about eating healthy and being active. First Lady Michelle Obama delivers […]
Boston, Feb. 28, 2014, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced 106 Boston homeowners have signed contracts to install solar power through the 2013 Renew Boston Solarize program, a community bulk pricing program. A high rate of participation helped Renew Boston Solarize achieve its goal of 500 kilowatts (kW) of solar power and qualify for […]
This Immigration Visa is part of a series of documents in the National Archives at Boston that was used to authenticate the identity of Ng Shee. She was requesting to leave Hong Kong, China, to join her Chinese American husband living in Waltham, MA. The documents include this Nonquota Immigration Visa, her husband’s petition requesting […]
By David Li, bostonese.com Boston, Feb. 19, 2014, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson was among 1000 people who packed John Hancock Hall in Boston Back Bay Sunday, Feb. 16, evening. They enjoyed the performances by top singers and dancers from China at the “Cultures of China, Festival of Spring” show, presented by Asian Cultural Center. Mayor […]
Boston, February 12, 2014 -– Governor Deval Patrick today joined Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and MassChallenge founder Akhil Nigam to announce the 2014 startup accelerator competition. MassChallenge also announced the anticipated launch of MassChallenge UK in London in December 2014. MassChallenge CEO John Harthorne joined the event via video conference from Tel Aviv to simultaneously […]
Washington. D.C., Feb. 11, 2014, — In his State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, and announced he would issue an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for the individuals working on new federal service contracts.
Boston, Feb. 4, 2014, — Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced City response plans for the winter storm expected to begin early tomorrow morning. The Mayor has declared a Snow Emergency and Parking Ban for the City of Boston, in effect tonight, Tuesday, February 4, at 11:00 p.m. Boston Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, […]