Chinatown residents unite for safe neighborhoods at National Night Out
By Ling-Mei Wong
The 30th National Night Out was celebrated in Chinatown with a neighborhood safety and health fair on August 6 at Tai Tung Village. More than 100 residents enjoyed cultural performances, karaoke, police presentations and food.
Two residents were recognized for their contributions to the community. Chinatown Resident Association chairman Henry Yee and Chinatown Main Streets volunteer Brian Yin received awards from the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England. Yin is studying biology and health science at Northeastern University. He began volunteering eight years ago during his freshman year of high school.
“We are fortunate to have such a strong public safety team in Boston, but we can’t do it alone,” said Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in a prepared statement. “At the heart of community policing are our residents, business owners, faith-based organizations, community organizations, and especially the neighborhood watch groups.”
Agencies at the event included Boston Asian Youth Essential Services, the Boston Emergency Medical Services, Boston Police Department, Boston Senior Home Care, the Chinatown Neighborhood Crime Watch, Greater Boston Golden Age Center, Multicultural Home Care, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Tufts Medical Center and the Wang YMCA.
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