Pho Basil offers cutting-edge flavors that tease the taste buds

As I walked into Pho Basil on a recent Tuesday night hoping to satisfy a craving for something creamy with soft spices at a restaurant that specializes in Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, buzzed chatter filled the whole dining room, and all but one table was taken. Stepping inside, the décor... Continue reading

Clean Up Chinatown Committee see less street litter after community workshops

Identifying the people who illegally dump trash in Chinatown continues to be a major concern for the Clean Up Chinatown Committee. Depending on the location, size and type of waste, the fines range from $100 to $5,000. At its monthly meeting on Oct. 7, as the city continues to address... Continue reading

Next STEP English program recognized by state for most students sent to college

For the second year in a row, the Next Steps Transitional English Program (Next STEP) of the Asian American Civic Association (AACA) has sent more adults to college than any other community-based adult basic education program funded by the Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). DESE released fiscal... Continue reading

Republican governor hopeful Charlie Baker visits Chinatown

Republican governor candidate Charlie Baker campaigned in Chinatown at the Nam Pai Boston Ultimate Fitness gym on Harrison Street on Oct. 12. “He is a very compassionate person, and he knows his material well,” said Amy Guen, a 90-year-old Chinatown resident, about Baker’s health care experience. She was sitting with... Continue reading

Boston mayor releases plan for 53,000 housing units by 2030

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh released “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,” a plan for housing that calls for 53,000 new units by 2030 on Oct. 9 at the One Greenway construction site. The plan focuses on four demographic groups: Seniors, low-income households, the middle class and students. A total of... Continue reading

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