Chinatown meeting roundup: CCBA, CNC, CRA, CSC

Boston Police Capt. Jim Hasson for district A-1 (center) addressed the Chinatown Safety Committee on Dec. 4. On his right was Tom Lema, while moderator Bill Moy was on his left. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)
波士頓警察局A-1區長 Jim Hasson 在12月4日的華埠治安委員會自我介紹。左邊是隊長利瑪•湯姆跟右邊是主席陳灼鋆。 (圖片由黃靈美提供。)

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Chinatown Neighborhood Council, Chinatown Resident Association and Chinatown Safety Committee met in November and December. Continue reading

East Coast Chinatowns reflect changing face of residents

Boston’s Chinatown Gate. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Chinatowns are known for being a community of working class immigrants. But with development projects on the rise, it is clear that the character of Chinatown is on the verge of disappearing. Gentrification is threatening the historical and cultural identity of Chinatowns across the East Coast, according to a report by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Continue reading

An East Boston Renaissance In The Making

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) joined with Governor Deval Patrick, New Jersey-based developer Roseland, RBS Citizens and other elected officials and members of the East Boston community Jan. 25 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Portside at Pier One, East Boston’s first new residential waterfront development in many years. The first of seven planned buildings is now underway, and will lead in the transformation of the underutilized shoreline which has spectacular views of the Boston skyline. Continue reading