Chinatown celebrates August Moon Festival

The Chinatown August Moon Festival took place August 10 , hosted by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. The day was sunny as attendees grabbed the plentiful freebies, explored vendors, ate delicious food and watched Chinese folk performances. The moon festival is a Chinese celebration where family and friends break away from their busy lives to come together and feast, while enjoying fun from arts and crafts to sports. The festival started off with speeches from local politicians such as Boston  City Councilor Michelle Wu  (波士頓不分區市議員吳弭) Political candidates running in the Sept. 9 primary electionalso campaigned, such as Suffolk County Sheriff Steve … Continue reading

Crime Blotter

BY THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT All reports are submitted by the Boston Police Department. The time period is from Aug. 15 to Aug. 21, for District A-1, which includes Chinatown. To report a crime or suspicious activity, call 911. Interpreters are available for Chinese speakers.   Trespassing Aug. 15, 12:50 p.m. The suspect was arrested on ping on alley on a trespassing offense. He was in an area where a no trespassing sign was clearly posted.  Trespassing Aug. 15, 5:31 p.m. The 3 suspects were arrested on Pine Street for trespassing.  They were in an area where a no trespassing … Continue reading

Chinatown celebrates victory in Asian American voting rights

BY ELLEN DUONG On July 15, Gov. Deval Patrick (州長派屈克) signed a bill requiring Chinese and Vietnamese bilingual ballots to be made available at polling stations in Boston, thus marking a monumental event in the fight for equality in Asian American voting rights.  A celebration sponsored by the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA華人前進會), the Boston Chinatown Resident Association (CRA華埠居民會) and the Coalition for Asian American Voting Rights (CAAVR) was held August 13 at the Josiah Quincy School cafeteria (昆士小學飯堂) to recognize the hard work and efforts of those involved in the push for bilingual ballots in Boston. Many people braved the … Continue reading

Federal grants allow Chinatown organizations to help close opportunity gap for Boston residents

Community organizations in Chinatown received funding to to support workforce training, education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs, adult literacy and social services. In July 2014, Boston Mayor Marty. Walsh (市長華殊) announced that the City of Boston’s Office of Jobs and Community Services will provide  more than $7 million a variety of sources federal community development block grants (CDBG) to close the opportunity gap for adults and youth across Boston. “We’re a city that consistently achieves at the highest of levels, but we cannot afford to be satisfied until all of our residents have a chance to create … Continue reading

Chinatown Neighborhood Council looks at local safety

The Chinatown/South Cove Neighborhood Council (CNC 華埠南灣社區議會) met on August 18 for its monthly meeting to discuss new business approvals and keeping Chinatown clean, particularly alleys. The meeting was held at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (中華公所). The council suggested working with Boston’s licensing board so businesses must approval from the CNC on new proposals, so businesses maintain a healthy relationship with the community. The council proposed talking with the Boston city government and the Chinatown Safety Committee about involving the neighborhood council. The council discussed a Chinatown shooting that occurred August 17 on Edinboro Street (愛丁保羅街), after four men … Continue reading