Three mayoral candidates campaign in Chinatown

The Boston Chinatown Resident Association and the Governor’s Asian American Commission continued the second and third Chinatown mayoral candidate forums at the Josiah Quincy School. Felix Arroyo, Boston city councilor at-large, discussed his plans for Boston on July 10. On July 24, former state rep. Charlotte Golar Richie and John Barros spoke to the community. Continue reading

Boston Asian YES youth create art against racism

“A Force for Good” glitters with multicolored sequins, mirrors and a 24-foot body. Gold horns sprout from the dragon’s papier-mâché head and white fangs are bared above a long white beard. Despite the tough appearance, the dragon is affectionately referred to as “Gramps” for its white mane. Continue reading

Mayoral candidates discuss plans for greener Boston

Nine of Boston’s 12 mayoral candidates discussed ways to make Boston greener at a forum on July 9 at Suffolk University. The event was organized by the Coalition of Energy, Environmental, Transportation and Innovation Groups. Continue reading

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