Learn about lead effects in homes

Lead is a heavy metal commonly found in paint on the inside and outside of houses built before 1978. The effects of lead poisoning can be severe, harming children and adults alike. Children are most at risk because lead can permanently harm their developing bodies. Continue reading

Kwong Kow Chinese School principal cultivates language and culture

Felicia Tsang knows what it’s like to be new. Tsang came to the United States when she was 17 years old. When she was assigned to read “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller and came across an unfamiliar expletive, she couldn’t find it in the “F” section of the dictionary and turned to her classmate. Continue reading

Benefits and concerns from eating fish

Fish is an excellent source of high quality protein and healthy fat, especially omega-3, and it is packed with healthful vitamins and minerals. Not many people know that fatty fish is a great source of Vitamin D, which is uncommon in other food. There is strong evidence that eating fish or taking fish oil is good for the heart and blood vessels, and research studies show eating approximately one to two 3-ounceservings of fatty fish a week reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent. Fatty fish we commonly see include salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies and sardines. Continue reading

Malden Mayor’s end of year recap – highlights of 2012

Time flies! It’s been nearly one year since I was sworn in as Mayor of Malden and over the past year there have been many exciting changes and improvements. If I had to pick one I am most proud of it would be the advances we have made in communicating directly with our residents. Continue reading

We Are Boston Gala celebrates city’s diversity

The seventh We Are Boston Gala took place Dec. 4 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, celebrating diversity and new immigrants. More than 1,000 people attended the gala, featuring ethnic dishes, cultural performances and an awards ceremony. Continue reading

Kwong Kow Chinese School hosts annual gala

Kwong Kow Chinese School (KKCS) hosted its “Aspiring to Wisdom and Virtue” gala on Dec. 1 at the China Pearl restaurant in Quincy. It featured performances starring the school’s students. Continue reading