ICIC: Calling All Growing Businesses!

The Inner City Capital Connections program is coming to Boston on September 24th , for the first time in 10 years!   Limited to 120 Businesses Deadline to apply is July 22nd Great networking and educational opportunity Learn competitive strategy from prestigious Harvard University professors, including Michael Porter (Porter’s Five Forces) Recruitment informational webinar on July 9th For more information, please contact: HYACINTH VASSELL Director, Inner City Capital Connections 617.238.3019 • hvassell@icic.org     NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a nonprofit research and strategy … Continue reading

Grill Smart on 4th of July: Watch What You Heat

Grill Smart: Watch What You Heat Start the Summer Right with Grill Safety June 29, 2015 (Epsom, NH) – Planning to grill on the 4th of July? While gas grills, portable fire pits, and patio heaters make outdoor spaces comfortable places to gather… it’s important that they are used properly. Before bringing out portable appliances and firing up the propane grill, the Propane Gas Association of New England (PGANE) offers the following tips to help homeowners get the most from their outdoor appliances safely: Follow the Manufacturer’s Instructions. Whether it’s assembly, use, maintenance, cleaning, or storage, make your grill manufacturer’s instructions … Continue reading

Affordable Rental Housing Lottery

TOWN OF YARMOUTH PRESS RELEASE June 29, 2015   THE TOWN OF YARMOUTH ANNOUNCES an AFFORDABLE HOUSING LOTTERY of AFFORDABLE RENTAL UNITS in YARMOUTH. The monthly rents shall be affordable to households earning no more than 80% of the Area Median Income. Maximum allowable monthly rent including utilities are Studio $1,152; 1-Bedroom $1,316; 2-Bedroom $1,481; 3-Bedroom $1,645 In order to qualify, your household income must not exceed $76,350 for a household of six, $71,100 for a household of five, $65,800 for a household of four, $59,250 for a household of three; $52,650 for a household of two, $46,100 for a … Continue reading

APIAHF: Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Access for Millions

WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the below statement following the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell to uphold the availability of the Affordable Care Act’s tax credits in the federally run health insurance Marketplace (Healthcare.gov).   “The Court’s decision is right as a matter of law and policy,” said Kathy Ko Chin, APIAHF president and CEO. “Today the Court protected health care access for millions across the country, including many Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) who are now covered for the first time in decades. The … Continue reading

Chinese Progressive Association holds its 11th annual Chinatown Bike-A-Thon

BOSTON, MA – On June 20th, the Chinese Progressive Association held its annual Bike-A-Thon with almost 100 riders.  The Association raised over $20,000 for its youth leadership development program, the Chinese Youth Initiative.  This was the most ever raised for the event.  Riders started at the Boston Common at 9AM and participated in an 8 or 16 mile bike ride along the Charles River.  Riders ended their ride at Boston Common and enjoyed a picnic provided by local restaurants.  All riders were entered into a raffle and top fundraisers won prizes from local restaurants and businesses.  Sponsors for the event … Continue reading