Cancer walk teams raise nearly $100K

Around 1,000 people participated in Quincy Medical Center’s (QMC) cancer walk on September 26th to benefit the Marie A. Curry Fund, which provides free cancer screening, cancer education and equipment to provide state of the art cancer care for patients.   This year’s proceeds, which totaled close to 100,000 dollars, will be used to enhance QMC’s surgical oncology program, including new breast and thoracic surgery clinics that will open this fall. At the opening ceremony in Merrymount Park’s Pageant Field, Medical Chair Dr. Sarah May said, “As an oncologist I know first-hand the importance of community support.  Cancer is not a … Continue reading

Quincy Mayor’s AAAC looks over State Primary results and the Asian Business Outreach survey

The Quincy Mayor’s Asian American Advisory Committee convened on September 18th to discuss the State Primary results and the Asian Business Partnership Outreach survey.  According to committee member Betty Yau, “All the winners of each party will be on a ballot on November 2nd so people need to register on October 13th for the deadline.” The Asian Business Outreach survey was distributed in North Quincy and Wollaston.  The survey asks Asian business owners to describe some of the pros and cons of having a business in Quincy.  The questionnaire will be posted to the website soon.  Yau has collected fifteen … Continue reading

A rainy August Moon Festival on Quincy’s Hancock Street draws crowds after 23 years

The August Moon festival in Quincy, organized by the non-profit Quincy Asian Resources (QARI), drew thousands on August 22nd even as it rained throughout most of the day. Preceded by the Chinatown August Moon festival a week earlier, the Quincy festival celebrates this famous cultural holiday in a community with a large and rapidly growing Asian and Asian American population. In addition to performances like youth break-dancing and Chinese dance, those who came to the festival enjoyed children’s activities like a moon bounce, Chinese cultural area, a newly created food court, and information on pertinent community organizations as well as … Continue reading

Gov. Patrick increases outreach to Asian American voters in Quincy

Hundreds of Asian American voters and local leaders came to support Governor Patrick’s re-election campaign at Quincy’s China Pearl restaurant banquet last Sunday, one of the governor’s destinations along a tour of the South Shore and Cape Cod. Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development and Candidate for State Auditor Suzanne Bump said, “I have a great respect for Governor Patrick and the work he has done bringing all of us together as a community.  It was an honor for me to be a member of his cabinet.  I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.” The … Continue reading

Governor Patrick campaign crew drops by the Quincy Mayor’s Asian American Advisory Committee’s July meeting

Director of Community Relations from Governor Patrick’s campaign Christina Chan stopped by the City of Quincy’s Mayor’s Asian American Advisory Committee meeting on July 24th to announce Governor Patrick’s upcoming Town Hall Meeting with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities on August 7th from 12:00-1:30 at the China Pearl Restaurant in Quincy. Additionally, members from the newly established Asian American Association of Quincy, a non-profit organization located at 1073 Hancock Street, Room 400 primarily serving Asians and Asian American in Quincy, visited the meeting to discuss the organization and announce their upcoming banquet. The banquet will celebrate the grand … Continue reading