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。

Event Calendar (Dec. 28 – Jan. 10)

Youth Symphony Orchestra New Year Concert
Saturday, Jan. 12
7:30 p.m.
Newton North High School Lasker Auditorium
457 Walnut St.
Newton, MA 02460

The Asian Cultural Center and the Greater Boston Asian-American Youth Symphony Orchestra is holding the 2013 New Year Concert at Newton North High School. The junior string orchestra will perform Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3, and the senior symphonic orchestra will perform the Yellow River Piano Concerto. Talented youth musicians are invited to bring fantastic music and blessings for the New Year to the audience. Continue reading

Some Mass. public schools to increase class time

For thousands of Mass. public school students, their school day is about to get to longer. Massachusetts was one of five states that will add at least 300 hours of learning time at some schools in 2013. The other states include Colorado, Connecticut, New York and Tennessee. Continue reading

Learn about lead effects in homes

Lead is a heavy metal commonly found in paint on the inside and outside of houses built before 1978. The effects of lead poisoning can be severe, harming children and adults alike. Children are most at risk because lead can permanently harm their developing bodies. Continue reading

Kwong Kow Chinese School principal cultivates language and culture

Felicia Tsang knows what it’s like to be new. Tsang came to the United States when she was 17 years old. When she was assigned to read “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller and came across an unfamiliar expletive, she couldn’t find it in the “F” section of the dictionary and turned to her classmate. Continue reading

Benefits and concerns from eating fish

Fish is an excellent source of high quality protein and healthy fat, especially omega-3, and it is packed with healthful vitamins and minerals. Not many people know that fatty fish is a great source of Vitamin D, which is uncommon in other food. There is strong evidence that eating fish or taking fish oil is good for the heart and blood vessels, and research studies show eating approximately one to two 3-ounceservings of fatty fish a week reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent. Fatty fish we commonly see include salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies and sardines. Continue reading

Malden Mayor’s end of year recap – highlights of 2012

Time flies! It’s been nearly one year since I was sworn in as Mayor of Malden and over the past year there have been many exciting changes and improvements. If I had to pick one I am most proud of it would be the advances we have made in communicating directly with our residents. Continue reading