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On August 28, the Asian American Action (AAA) Fund, announced their endorsement of Leland Cheung for Lt. Governor for the State of Massachusetts.

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the Asian American Action (AAA) Fund, a progressive political organization that is dedicated to empowering members of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community across the United States, announced their endorsement of Leland Cheung for Lt. Governor for the State of Massachusetts. Cheung is the first AAPI candidate running for a state-wide office in Massachusetts. He currently serves as Councillor on the Cambridge City Council and as a member of Governor Deval Patrick’s Asian American Commission. He was also appointed by the Governor to serve on the board of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the state’s economic development agency. … Continue reading

Connie S. Wong Appointed Deputy Commissioner for Labor Relations, Human Resources & Legal Affairs

Commissioner Joseph E. Finn has appointed Connie S. Wong as the Deputy Commissioner for Labor Relations, Human Resources and Legal Affairs effective on September 15, 2014. In this capacity Deputy Commissioner Wong will serve as the Legal Advisor on all matters to the Fire Commissioner. In addition, Deputy Commissioner Wong will work with the Human Resources Department, both uniform and civilian, on contract and personnel issues with the three labor unions that represent the department’s employees. Deputy Commissioner Wong will also be advising the Fire Prevention Division and the Fire Marshal on code enforcement regulations and review proposed legislation governing … Continue reading

Cleanup Chinatown Community Education Forum

 The Cleanup Chinatown Committee, in collaboration with the City of Boston’s Department of Public Works, Department of Environmental Services, Department of Inspectional Service, and Boston Police invite all Chinatown residents, landlords, and business owners to a Community Education Forum to receive important information about: Recycling and Trash – City Ordinances and Enforcement. Littering – City Ordinances and Enforcement. Date (Attend One): Saturday, Sept 13, 2014 at 2 pm / Monday, Sept 15, 2014 at 7pm (Light Refreshments provided) Location:                    Asian American Civic Association (AACA) Address:                    87 Tyler St, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 Questions:               617-777-3952 Free … Continue reading

Donnie Yen Visit with A-VOYCE

Donnie Yen

By the Asian Community Development Corporation Hong Kong’s top action star and local Boston boy, Donnie Yen, stopped by to chat with A-VOYCE youth on July 17th.  Our ecstatic teens and staff were thrilled to meet him.  Donnie spoke to the teens about his movies, his childhood in Boston’s Chinatown, and the importance of staying connected to the Chinatown community.  His mother is the famous Bow Sim Mark of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute; his father is newspaper editor Klyster Yen. Both of his parents still live in Chinatown. Donnie was in town to celebrate his parents’ wedding anniversary and birthdays.  He … Continue reading

SMART Youth Performs At Boston City Hall

City Councilor Tito Jackson presenting the official resolution for the SMART youth after their performance.

  The Summer Music Academy for Real Teens (SMART), a summer music camp by the Chung Changing Lives Foundation and the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. was invited by City Councilor Tito Jackson to perform at Boston City Hall before the city council meeting.  Under the conducting of Louie Bello, one of the music instructors of SMART, 26 youth sang the song Count On Me by Bruno Mars.  Councilor Tito Jackson also presented an official resolution to Chung Changing Lives Executive Director Cecelia Chung in recognition of SMART.   About Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center: Since 1969, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, … Continue reading