Brain Building Fair brings healthy activities to preschool

March 26, 2014 Children at the ABCD Chinese Church Head Start had an extra packed schedule on March 26 for the Brain Building Community Fair. Parents gathered literature and free goodies for their young ones, including toothbrushes, picture books and small replicas of the brain. Throughout the morning, parents heard from a range of speakers.… Continue reading Brain Building Fair brings healthy activities to preschool

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Construction site in Chinatown falls apart 50 feet in the air, two injured

Two construction workers were taken to Tufts Medical Center for injuries at a 45 Stuart Street building site, according to the Associated Press on March 20. A third worker was able to walk to Tufts for minor treatment. Stuart Street LLC is planning a 33-story residential high rise scheduled for completion in mid-March 2015. It… Continue reading Construction site in Chinatown falls apart 50 feet in the air, two injured

Mass. Historical Society examines senior migration in Chinatown

March 25, 2014 Harvard University social studies instructor Nicole Newendorp shared a chapter of a new book on “Boston’s Chinatowns and Recent Senior Migration,” along with commentator Wing-kai To, a professor at Bridgewater State University. Newendorp’s studies are based on her experiences volunteering as an English teacher at a social service agency in Chinatown. Her… Continue reading Mass. Historical Society examines senior migration in Chinatown

Mass. gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem brings fresh ideas to governor race

March 19, 2014 Juliette Kayyem may be an underdog in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race, but she has big plans. On March 19, she spoke out about her platform at the Metropolitan community room with the citizens of Chinatown as part of the Asian American Pacific Islander “Corner Office” forum series. The series is hosted by… Continue reading Mass. gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem brings fresh ideas to governor race

Chinatown meeting roundup: Healthy Chinatown Alliance, Safety Committee and Resident Association

Healthy Chinatown Alliance The HCA had a presentation about coalition structure and funding on Feb. 26. Margaret Noce spoke about the Jamaica Plain Tree of Life/Arbol de Vida Coalition. David Aronstein, director of Boston Alliance for Community Health, presented on “Building and sustaining effective coalitions.” The next meeting was set for March 26. Chinatown Safety… Continue reading Chinatown meeting roundup: Healthy Chinatown Alliance, Safety Committee and Resident Association

First Chinese lawyer in Mass. honored at alma mater Suffolk University

March 4, 2014 The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association installed the Harry H. Dow lecture on Immigration Law at Suffolk University Law School on March 4. The idea was hatched over a dinner discussion by the Suffolk Law APALSA executive board, which wanted to do something to honor an important Asian-American member who had… Continue reading First Chinese lawyer in Mass. honored at alma mater Suffolk University

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center holds annual banquet

March 7, 2014 The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) held its 26th annual Chinese New Year Banquet on March 7 at Empire Garden in Chinatown. David Brown, a former TV meteorologist, served as the Master of Ceremonies, and he kicked off the event by introducing the Gund Kwok Cubs, a Children’s Lion Dance, also known… Continue reading Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center holds annual banquet