Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled an ambitious $550 million education plan on Jan. 15. The investments would infuse money into public education for students at all levels, from early education to college.
Author Amy Kwei read her new novel, family saga “A Concubine for the Family,” at the Boston Chinese Neighborhood Center on Dec. 11.
Friends and supporters of Boston Senior Home Care (BSHC) gathered at the Fairmont Copley Plaza on Nov. 7 to raise funds. The community-based organization provides care management and support services to low-income senior citizens.
Chinatown’s Wang YMCA raised more than $100,000 during its fourth annual fundraising event Legacy Dinner at the Empire Garden restaurant on Nov. 3.
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.
Community members gathered at the Castle Square Community Center on October 4 for an evening of film, food, and voter registration drive. The event aimed to disseminate information about the historical importance of voter registration and the October 17th deadline to register for the upcoming presidential election.
“We need to build from our history and stand up,” says Suzanne Lee, a community leader in Chinatown. “Every vote counts. We need everyone who believes in social justice, equality, and we need everyone to be involved,” Lee adds.