Chinatown June meeting roundup: Clean Up Chinatown, TCC, CNC

Sgt. Emanuel Dorosario spoke at the Clean Up Chinatown Committee meeting on June 9 at the Asian American Civic Association. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.) 波士頓市政府檢部門的Emanuel Dorosario在華埠清潔委員會的6月9日例會報告在華美福利會。(圖片由黃靈美攝。)

Sgt. Emanuel Dorosario spoke at the Clean Up Chinatown Committee meeting on June 9 at the Asian American Civic Association. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

By Ling-Mei Wong

 

The Clean Up Chinatown Committee met on June 9 at the Asian American Civic Association (AACA).

Chinatown will have two new Big Belly trash barrels, said Sgt. Emanuel Dorosario of the Inspectional Services Department. The locations have yet to be decided. Illegal dumping is the concern, as household trash dumped around the barrel may result in littering fines for nearby businesses. Commercial businesses are fined $50, while residential tickets are $25.

The committee is looking into cigarette butt recycling services and plans to meet with Boston city councilors and departments.

 

The Chinatown Coalition

The Chinatown Coalition had its monthly meeting on June 11 at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center.

The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) gave a presentation on Chinatown health data compared to Boston as a whole from its “Health of Boston” 2014-2015 report. Data collection is flawed, as the neighborhood boundaries differ from census tracts and ZIP codes, so the information may not reflect the Asian American community accurately, said Vivien Morris, BPHC director of the Office of Racial Equity and Health Improvement. The report can be found at www.bphc.org/healthdata/health-of-boston-report/Pages/Health-of-Boston-Report.aspx.

The Chinatown Coalition heard a presentation by the Boston Public Health Commission on June 11 at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.) 華埠社區聯盟於6月11日在波士頓華埠社區中心舉行會議。當日有波士頓衛生局報告2015最新的健康人口調查。(圖片由黃靈美攝。)

The Chinatown Coalition heard a presentation by the Boston Public Health Commission on June 11 at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Richard Goldberg, AACA adult basic education director, gave an update on the agency’s 10 levels of English instruction and workforce programs in banking and building maintenance. The Next Steps Transitional English Program (Next STEP), which is levels six to 10, is ranked No. 1 by the Mass. Department of Education and Secondary Education among 82 community-based organizations for sending adult learners to college, with 39 of its students going to college between Sept. 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014.

Mike Nichols, chief of staff for the Greenway Conservancy, gave an update on Chinatown Park, the northern side of the Chinatown Gate maintained by the Greenway. It does not manage Mary Soo Hoo Park on the other side of the gate, which is maintained by the City of Boston. Boston plans to turn over park management to state authorities, which will transfer it to Greenway management. This is still in process.

 

The Chinatown Coalition

The Chinatown/South Cove Neighborhood Committee met on June 15 at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.

Mike Nichols, chief of staff for the Greenway Conservancy (center), gave an update at the Chinatown/South Cove Neighborhood Committee meeting on June 15 at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.) 華埠南灣社區議會於6月15日在中華公所召開會議。綠路保育協會參謀長Mike Nichols報告協會的近況。(圖片由黃靈美攝。)

Mike Nichols, chief of staff for the Greenway Conservancy (center), gave an update at the Chinatown/South Cove Neighborhood Committee meeting on June 15 at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Nichols also reported on the Greenway to the committee. A dedication ceremony for a flock of 10 paper sheep in the Chinatown Park took place June 16 to celebrate the Chinese zodiac animal.

The Greenway had planned to beautify the Dynasty restaurant owned by Wilson Lee with a mural or wall wrap. Since then, Lee decided to explore commercial advertising instead, Nichols said.

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About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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