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。

New organization being formed to help stop Asian women sex trafficking in Massachusetts

There are 246 Asian Erotic massage parlors that openly offer erotic massages in MA. They are spread over 77 cities and towns, with Boston in the lead with 29. They operate openly because in MA it is easy to do so. Many traffickers who fear detection will use nail salons as front. Continue reading

Cathay Bank Foundation Awards Grant for Chinatown Youth Program

On December 3, 2012, Cathay Bank Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (BCNC) to promote the academic performance of immigrant youth. This grant will support the Chinese Immigrant Student Leadership Program, partnership with BCNC and Charlestown High School. BCNC’s youth program includes English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) classes, homework help, college access support, educational and vocational counseling, and preparation classes for the standardized tests for high school graduation. The program serves over 180 youth a year. The majority of the youth program participants are recent immigrants from China and Hong Kong. Continue reading

New South Cove Manor site breaks ground in Quincy

South Cove Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing facility focused on serving Asian elders and their families, broke ground Nov. 28 on a state-of-the-art facility to meet increases in demand and services. The expansion will move the 27-year old organization from its current location in Boston to a new site in Quincy. Continue reading

Event Calendar (Dec. 14 – Dec. 27)

MIT Chinese Choral Society winter concert
Saturday, Dec. 15
7:30 p.m.
Little Theater
48 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

MIT Chinese Choral Society is going to hold a winter concert at the MIT Little Theater, and the theme of the concert will be “when Mozart meets Hsu Chih-Mo.” Yu-Fen Yan, doctorate in choral conducting at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be the conductor. Yi-Ying Lin, doctoral student at Boston University will be accompanying the chorus. The concert is free to the public. MIT Chinese Choral Society is now recruiting for the 2013 performances. Anyone interested is welcome to the practice meeting at 8:30 p.m. every Friday at MIT2-190. Continue reading

We Are Boston Gala celebrates city’s diversity

The seventh We Are Boston Gala took place Dec. 4 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, celebrating diversity and new immigrants. More than 1,000 people attended the gala, featuring ethnic dishes, cultural performances and an awards ceremony. Continue reading