Chinatown native Hung Goon proud to give back

Image courtesy of Hung Goon.

Hung Goon is no stranger to Chinatown. He was elected the 2014 president for the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) on Dec. 3 for two years. He will continue to serve on the Chinatown/South Cove Neighborhood Council (CNC) in 2014 after being reelected on Dec. 1 for three years. Continue reading

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center names new executive director

Giles Li started as Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center’s executive director in November. (Image courtesy of BCNC.)

Giles Li is a homegrown Bostonian and proud of it. The son of immigrants, Li’s family frequented Chinatown and Li found his first job in the neighborhood. Today, he continues to work in the area by taking over for Elaine Ng as executive director of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center this month. Continue reading

Tufts University tuberculosis researcher wins grant

Bree Aldridge, microbiologist and bioengineer at Tufts University School of Medicine, received a 2013 National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award. (Image courtesy of Tufts University.)

Bree Aldridge wants to know why some bacteria just won’t die. Aldridge, an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at Tufts University, recently won a $1.5 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health for her research on improving tuberculosis treatment. Continue reading