Newton celebrates inaugural Asian American heritage event

May 6, 2014 Since 1977, May has been designated as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month. However, for Newton resident Betty Chan, it wasn’t an annual tradition for Asian Americans to organize a celebration. She reversed that by putting together the first citywide heritage celebration, hosted by the Newton Asian Pacific American Network (NAPAN)… Continue reading Newton celebrates inaugural Asian American heritage event


‘9-Man’ premiere showcases Chinese-American street volleyball

April 27, 2014 Ursula Liang never set out to make a film about Boston, yet the hometown crowd came in droves for the premier of the documentary “9-Man”. All seats at the Somerville Theatre were filled with raucous cheering at the Sunday afternoon screening. “9-Man” revolves around a game invented in Toisan and played among… Continue reading ‘9-Man’ premiere showcases Chinese-American street volleyball

What is medical marijuana?

April 25, 2014 With Massachusetts voters’ approval of marijuana for medical purposes in 2012, it will soon be available as a drug therapy option in the state once legislation passes through Mass. bureaucracy. According to federal law, recreational marijuana is illegal and is listed as a category 1 drug in the U.S. Controlled Substance Act.… Continue reading What is medical marijuana?

Governor candidates Berwick, Coakley and Falchuk visit Chinatown

Martha Coakley March 31, 2014 - Current Attorney General, and governor aspirant of Massachusetts, Martha Coakley, visited Tantric Bistro in Chinatown. Coakley’s achievements include being a national leader during the recent recession, holding banks accountable for foreclosures, and keeping 400 million people in their homes. She supported the Defense of Marriage Act, worked to protect… Continue reading Governor candidates Berwick, Coakley and Falchuk visit Chinatown

Chinatown meeting roundup: CSC and CRA

April 2, 2014 The Chinatown Safety Committee welcomed the newly instated president of Tufts Medical Center, Michael Wagner, MD. He had been serving as interim president for six months. Afterwards, Capt. Ken Fong introduced himself. He has worked with the Boston Police Department for 27 to 28 years, and was happy to serve as commander… Continue reading Chinatown meeting roundup: CSC and CRA

Asian Women for Health honors three women

March 28, 2014 Asian Women for Health (AWFH) and Asian Breast Cancer (ABC) Project held their annual “AppreciASIANS” event at Tufts Medical Center’s Wolff Auditorium on March 28. The event was hosted by the Tufts Cancer Center. Oncologist Jack Erban opened up by welcoming all and expressing the Center’s commitment to partnering with AWFH founder… Continue reading Asian Women for Health honors three women

A chat with George King, Asian American Diabetes Initiative founder

April 11, 2014 George King, MD, sat down to tell me more about the man behind the doctor’s coat. Born in Taiwan, he grew up in Richmond, Va. He studied at Johns Hopkins University and then went on to Duke University’s Medical School. He continued his medical journey by training at the National Institutes of… Continue reading A chat with George King, Asian American Diabetes Initiative founder