By Ling-Mei Wong
The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Chinatown Neighborhood Council, Chinatown Resident Association and Chinatown Safety Committee met in November and December.
The CCBA had a presentation on developing the Tai Tung Village parking lot on Harrison Avenue into housing. Preliminary sketches by Winn Development would place a residential building with underground parking on the 35,000 square foot lot.
The CRA heard presentations on renovating Liberty Tree Plaza and bilingual ballots.
Richard Chang, co-headmaster of Quincy Upper School presented on plans for the new school at Parcel 25 at the CNC and CSC. The earliest completion date would be September 2017, although 2018 is more realistic.
Tufts Medical Center interim president and CEO Mike Wagner introduced himself to the CNC member. “One of best parts of my job is getting more connected with the community in Chinatown,” he said. “As I get out and see more, it’s affecting conversations on extending accessibility and care into community.”
The Planning Office for Urban Affairs is looking into developing 48 Boylston Street, the former Young Men’s Christian Union, into moderate-income or workforce housing.
The CSC had a presentation from Fin’s Sushi and Grill. It is applying for a beer and wine license for its 62 Boylston Street location.
Crime in district A-1 is down 11 percent for 2013. For January to November, there were 267 reports, compared to 303 in 2012. “We’re doing pretty good in Chinatown,” said Sgt. Tom Lema.
The Boston Police Department will have a Chinese New Year celebration with youth at Boston Asian Youth Essential Services on Jan. 29. Individuals can donate by calling the Boston Police Department Community Service Office at (617) 343-4627.
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