The local Asian community is vast and encompasses a wide variety of different nationalities, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. In response to the health needs of the local Asian community, Tufts Medical Center, in consultation with the South Cove/Chinatown Neighborhood Council, established the Asian Health Initiative (AHI) and its advisory committee in 1995. The AHI identifies public health issues of particular prevalence or concern to the local Asian community and seeks to work collaboratively with local community-based organizations to help address those health issues in a culturally and linguistically appropriate setting. Continue reading
As part of Sampan’s new Contest page, we’re inviting you to guess which historic Chinatown building appears in the photograph above.
Want a hint? This photograph was taken in 1914 and the building is very close to our offices here at the Sampan!
Send in your present day photographs of the exact location and win a prize! Continue reading
Check out what ah-Lin is up to this issue! Continue reading
Here is this issue’s coloring page – designed by Lillian Chan.
Print it out, color it in, then send your finished product to our offices and you could win a prize! Or pick up a copy of the Sampan anywhere near you, color the picture in then send us the newspaper clipping! Best rendition of a phoenix wins! Continue reading
The first of November will signify the end of a long journey and the beginning of a new one for Vienne Cheung. Exactly one year to the day, Cheung left her position as Executive Director of ASPIRE to embark on the daunting, yet exciting quest to fulfill her passion for fashion. Hence, the birth of VienneMilano – the first luxury hosiery brand and online boutique in the USA devoted exclusively to thigh high stockings that are made in Italy – which officially launches on November 1. Continue reading
I recently got a new job with a decent salary and I will have some more discretionary income. However, I still have quite a bit of credit card debt. I need to decide whether or not to contribute to the company’s 401k plan or pay off the credit cards?
Kevin D, Boston, MA Continue reading