NFL player Patrick Chung celebrates music for youth at rally

Local artists and youth performers turned out for the Summer Music Academy for Teens pep rally on July 9 at the Josiah Quincy School. The event was organized by Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and Chung Changing Lives, founded by former New England Patriot and Philadelphia Eagles safety Patrick Chung. Continue reading

Harvard Seed innovates for social advocacy

Harvard Seed cohosted its 2013 Citizenship and Social Innovation Demo Day with MIT China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum on July 4 at the MIT Tang Center. At least 30 Chinese youth from China, the United States and Europe gathered as Seed summer camp members, presenting nine projects for social benefit to the audience. Nearly 100 people attended the event. Continue reading

Chinatown meeting roundup: CRA and CSC

The Chinatown Safety Committee and the Chinese Resident Association met on July 3. Local crime was the focus of the CSC’s July meeting, while Boston city councilor and mayoral candidate John Connolly spoke to the CRA. Continue reading

AACA gala celebrates 46 years of success

The Asian American Civic Association gala took place aboard the Odyssey Cruise Ship on June 7. Despite torrential rain from Tropical Storm Andrea, 95 percent of the guests attended the gala to raise $260,000 for the agency’s language and job-training programs. Continue reading

Tri-CAP helps families stay warm and strong

When the heat is always on during Boston’s long winters, the high cost of heat burdens many families. Some families turn down the heat despite feeling cold, because their heat bills are simply too much. Throughout the Bay State, there are organizations that offer energy assistance to help eligible families pay their heat bills. Continue reading