Chinatown Says Farewell to Former Tufts Medical Center CEO

When Ellen Zane took over as the Chief Executive Office of Tufts Medical Center in 2004, the institution was hemorrhaging money as it attempted to plug holes and place band-aids on the wounds of a failed merger. Seven years down the road, the turnaround at Tufts under Zane is unmistakable: the hospital was voted sixth in the country (of 98 academic medical centers) last year for safety and quality, and increased patient volume while also bringing in nearly $7 million. Continue reading

New Furniture Unveiled at the Chinatown Park

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the unveiling of new furniture for public use at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Chinatown Park on Friday, September 30.

Nine bright-green umbrellas, 13 tables, and seasonal plantings were revealed at the ceremony, which was attended by members of many of the local organizations as well as Tufts University and local government officials. Funds are in place to ensure that the seasonal plantings are kept up-to-date and relevant flora is planted. Continue reading

Malden Mayoral Candidate Looks to Embrace City’s Diversity

With only one month before the city of Malden holds its final city election on Tuesday, November 8, Mayoral candidate and Malden-native Gary Christenson is as excited as ever. Having announced his candidacy for Mayor over one year ago, Christenson has built a following based on his experience a member of the Malden School Committee and time as Malden City Council President. Continue reading

Harvard University Chinese Student Association Welcomes New Students

Immersed in the festivities of this year’s Mid-autumn festival, Harvard University welcomed its 375th class of freshmen. The Harvard-Radcliff Chinese Students Association held a reception to welcome the new students hailing from China. Haoxuan Dong, the current CSA cultural chair was the MC for the event. In her introduction of the keynote speaker, Dr. Yang Shi from the Harvard Medical School, she added humorously that “Professor Shi is one of the most well-known

Asian American professors in the field of life sciences, but also the most handsome, not one of.” Everyone burst out laughing. Continue reading

Asian Poverty Down, Despite Declining Household Incomes

In the face of a down economy and falling household incomes, fewer Asians in the United States are living under the poverty line, according to data from the Census Bureau that was released last week. Only 12.1 percent of Asians, comprising of 1,729 people, were categorized as living under the poverty line in 2010, as opposed to 12.5 percent, some 1,746 people, in 2009 – a decline of 0.4 percent. Asians were the only race that showed improvement on the poverty front, while other categories of races (White, Hispanic, and Black) all showed increases in poverty numbers. Asians, however, showed … Continue reading