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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

Mathapalooza! Transform Framingham Town Green on Saturday

Kids can try to "Beat the Masters" on a giant chess board and can try their hand at a number of unique games and puzzles at the Russian School of Mathematics' Mathapalooza! on Saturday, September 13 on the Framingham Town Green.

Russian School of Mathematics hosts event in celebration of RSM-MetroWest’s 10th anniversary. FRAMINGHAM, MA—The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM), an afterschool math program headquartered in Newton, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its oldest branch, RSM-MetroWest in Framingham, with Mathapalooza! on Saturday, September 13, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM on the Framingham Centre Common (2 Oak Street). The outdoor festivities are free and open to the public and take place rain or shine. The event emphasizes the wonders of mathematics with both physical and intellectual activities for children and their families, including a giant 40 x 40 foot maze, oversize versions … Continue reading


Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Department Office of Governor Deval L. Patrick Press Release QUINCY- Tuesday, July 29, 2014 — Governor Deval Patrick today toured the Quincy Career Center to promote the range of programs and services offered by the Commonwealth’s 33 one-stop career centers to job seekers across the state. Since Governor Patrick took office, nearly half of the 1.6 million job seekers served by these 33 centers across the state have found gainful employment. “Massachusetts’ competitive edge lies in our highly-skilled workforce and our willingness to work together to connect workers with employment opportunities,” said Governor Patrick. “The Quincy … Continue reading