Raising health awareness

Quincy Medical Center, QMC, held their annual Green Brush Art Reception on April 26, 2011.  Guests were fancied with food from many local restaurants, art work, fashion shows, calligraphy and brush painting demonstrations.   All proceeds will go towards the QMC Asian Services Fund.  QMC Asian Services Fund will use all the benefits towards resources for the Asian community at QMC, such as free health education, free health screenings, and publications. On a monthly basis, QMC offers free screenings for blood sugar and blood pressure levels at Wollaston Senior Center.  In addition, QMC offers free health screenings at local supermarkets. … Continue reading

Quincy Mayor’s Asian American Advisory Committee draws diverse group

People of all ages and backgrounds are taking the initiative to help Quincy’s growing Asian population by participating in the Mayor’s Asian American Advisory Committee monthly meetings. This month’s meeting was comprised a small group, including retired Braintree High School teacher George Knasas, volunteer Sarah Sun, Mass. Energy Program Coordinator Maura O’Gara, community advocate Betty Yau, Quincy Police officer Greg Mar, founder of the Quincy Chinese Church of the Nazarene Donald Reed, and Director of the North Quincy Community Center Stephen Buckley. The Mayor’s Asian American Advisory Committee convened on February 19 to discuss the progress of Quincy’s water meter … Continue reading

Quincy AAAC looks at Energy and Water Meter Replacement Programs

The Quincy Mayor’s Asian-American Advisory Committee convened on October 16 to discuss several upcoming events and initiatives. The Quincy Fire Department is participating in a fire safety contest through Liberty Mutual Insurance to win a $10,000 fire safety grant.  Residents can participate in a short online quiz by October 30. The committee also wants to inform the community that free energy audits are available by calling 617-750-4329.  Sponsored by the City of Quincy in cooperation with National Grid and the Massachusetts Energy Consumers Alliance, Energy Smart Quincy is a federally-funded program to help homeowners and businesses across the city achieve … Continue reading

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