CNC discusses Chinatown street cleaning and affordable housing
By Ling-Mei Wong
The Chinatown/South Cove Neighborhood Council met for its monthly meeting on August 19 at 90 Tyler Street.
It formed a street cleaning committee at its July meeting to work with other Chinatown agencies and city departments. The Suffolk County sheriff’s department will also send community service teams to Chinatown three times a week.
The council approved a letter to the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association written by CNC chairman Bill Moy. The CCBA received two letters from the attorney general in July about its usage of rental income from 50 Herald Street, which is rented by C-Mart.
The CNC letter urged the CCBA to follow the attorney general’s suggestion to involve the community for developing affordable housing at 50 Herald Street. Moy suggested a committee comprising the CNC, Asian Community Development Corporation and the Chinese Economic Development Council to discuss affordable housing with the CCBA and an independent consultant.
The attorney general is investigating complaints about the CCBA using the rental income for operational purposes rather than developing affordable housing at the site, as the building was a gift from Tufts Medical Center.
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