The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Chinatown Neighborhood Council, Chinatown Resident Association and Chinatown Safety Committee met in November and December.
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.
Last year, Boston broke ground on $1.6 billion worth of development. Twenty-two major projects put thousands of construction workers back on the job. Our real estate market is stronger than any place in the country.
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.
In 2008, the community came together to create a vision for future of Chinatown. The Chinatown Master Plan 2010 grew out of the community’s desire to preserve and sustain Chinatown in the future.
Chinatown Community Meeting on Good Jobs, Strong Communities and Chinatown Stabilization
Dec. 8, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Metropolitan Community Room, 38 Oak Street, Boston, MA 02111