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.
Mental illness has a stigma in the Chinese community, making it difficult for affected individuals to seek help. “Many people feel ashamed about their problems and doubt the treatment,” said George Hsu, a retired professor of psychiatric medicine at Tufts Medical Center, who participated in the series.
We’ve all heard about someone who lives in affordable housing at a trendy neighborhood. Who wouldn’t want to have an address in the Theater District or Back Bay, next to shopping, dining and celebrity neighbors?
Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chair Stephen Crosby spoke with community members about the new casino industry and its positive and negative impact at the Asian American Civic Association on Oct. 18.
“Casino gambling is controversial, but the law has been passed. We need to do it well, and we need to do it right to make sure that it is a participatory, transparent and fair process,” Crosby said.
On September 18, Cathay Bank awarded a $10,000 grant to the Asian American Civic Association’s Workforce Development Center to establish scholarship funds for the Careers in Banking and Finance Program students.