Massachusetts SBA and the Boston Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals formalize partnership to help local entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Massachusetts District Office signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) with the Boston Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP). The strategic partnership between the two organizations was formalized at a special ceremony held at the Marriott hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday October 4, 2014. Continue reading


David Walker, VP of Construction at New Boston Fund (center, gray pants, arms in front), and Jim Kelleher (center, dark suit, no vest), Chief Investment Officer at New Boston Fund, join the construction crew of Suffolk for the topping off of One Greenway’s North Building on Oct. 7.
(Photo courtesy of Solomon McCown & Company, Inc.)

  Transit-oriented development will bring 363 new housing units to downtown Boston BOSTON – (October 7, 2014) – New Boston Fund, Inc., a private equity real estate investment, development and management firm; Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC), a 27-year old non-profit organization serving the Asian American community of Greater Boston; and New Boston’s Urban Strategy America Fund, announced today the topping off of One Greenway, a 363-unit mixed-income development in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood. To celebrate today’s topping off, New Boston Fund, ACDC and the project’s general contractor, Suffolk Construction, were joined by Sheila Dillon, Chief of Housing and Director of … Continue reading

Boston Mayor, MA Secretary of Labor and English Works recognize businesses that support English classes for immigrants

MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh present English Works Certificate of Recognition and citation from Governor Deval Patrick to Kayem Foods CEO Ralph Smith (second from right) and his staff.

English for New Bostonians (ENB), and its English Works Campaign, held the event “Raising Our Voices: Recognizing ESOL Leadership in Business and the Community” to honor 20 businesses and labor management partnerships that have joined together with government and the non-profit sector to offer their immigrant workers the chance to learn English on Oct. 15. Continue reading

Chinatown celebrates first Lantern Festival despite rain

Rain, lighting and thunder didn’t put a dent in Boston Chinatown’s first lantern festival on Sept. 6. “Lanterns are used for celebration a lot in Chinese culture,” said Gilbert Ho, a board member of organizer Chinatown Main Street. Visitors enjoyed food from venders, performances and the lighting of the lanterns. “In symbolizing the August Moon we thought it would be cool to have a lantern festival, have people come out and sell things and bring some traffic into Chinatown,” said Courtney Ho, executive director of Chinatown Main Street. About 2,000 people attended the festival. By nightfall, heavy rain hit, after … Continue reading