By Anna Tse and Ling-Mei Wong
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino threw his annual block party near his Hyde Park home on July 12. A trolley was sent to Chinatown to pick up local seniors so they could join the festivities as well.
A street was blocked off for the event, as Menino greeted residents in his driveway for most of the party. Nearly 1,000 residents attended the block party.
Chinatown Resident Association chairman Henry Yee thanked Gilbert Ho, former chairman of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, for arranging the transportation. Chinatown residents have enjoyed trolley service to the mayor’s block party for the past three years. As a senior, Yee said he enjoyed being with other Boston residents and attending Menino’s last block party as mayor.
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