After a weather delay from Feb. 24, the 25th Annual Chinese Lunar New Year festival — organized by Quincy Asian Resources Institute and staffed by 200 volunteers — took place March 10 at North Quincy High School.
Chinese seniors, caretakers and elementary school students rang in the Lunar New Year at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Quincy on Feb. 21.
The owner of a proposed Asian grocery store in North Quincy has reached an agreement with local labor leaders to use union labor to construct the store. The agreement would employ 150 union construction workers for approximately seven months.
The Year of the Dragon went out with a bang. U.S. President Barack Obama was reelected. The state’s economy returned to pre-recession levels. And Boston’s Celtics came within a hair of winning the NBA championship.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King was honored with poems, dances and live music at the 26th memorial luncheon Jan. 11 at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled an ambitious $550 million education plan on Jan. 15. The investments would infuse money into public education for students at all levels, from early education to college.