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Jim McGovern and Michelle Wu Named to Receive Roosevelt Awards

Boston – The Massachusetts Democratic Party has named Congressman Jim McGovern and Boston City Council President Michelle Wu as this year’s recipients of the Party’s Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards. Bestowed annually upon two distinguished Democrats, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards are the highest honors presented by the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Congressman McGovern and Councilor Wu will be honored at the Party’s Annual Roosevelt Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 31st at the Omni Parker House in Boston.

Wu is running for reelection as Boston City Councilor at large.
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Asian American Coalition for Education Marks 135th Anniversary of Chinese Exclusion Act

Livingston, New Jersey, May 6, 2017 — In remembering the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) issued the following statement, calls upon all Asian American individuals, organizations and elected officials to jointly condemn and reject all race-based discriminatory policies and practices of any type, including illegal use of race in college admissions:

Wall Street Journal reported AACE’s complaint against Harvard University in 2015.
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Thank You Love Your Block Participates! Let’s Keep Chinatown Clean!

By Gilbert Ho, Chinatown Main Street

April 29, 2017, Thank you to all volunteers coming out today to help keep Chinatown Clean, and the weather is gorgeous, Chinatown Main Street Chairman Rick Wong, Board of Directors, and many volunteers.

(L to R)Rick Wong, volunteers from Tufts University, Courtney Ho and Gilbert Ho pose for a picture.
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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun Speaks about Innovation and Efficiency at Harvard China Forum

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Cambridge, Mass. April 23, 2017, — The 20th Harvard China Forum came to an close this after at Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. The 2-day forum drew around 1,000 attendees this year, and is the largest China focused conference in North America.

Lei Jun, CEO of Xiaomi, speaks at Harvard China Forum (photo by bostonese.com).
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John Hancock Brings Elite Runners to Hopkinton Marathon Rally

HOPKINTON, MA – April 13, 2017 – John Hancock brought 2012 men’s champion Wesley Korir, 2015 women’s champion Caroline Rotich, and several other elite Kenyan athletes to a pre-marathon rally with nearly 600 students from Hopkinton’s Elmwood Elementary School. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first time John Hancock brought Kenyan athletes to the school for this event.

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BCNC and CPA Hold Graduation of the Pre-Vocational Skills Training Program

Boston, April 2, 2017, — The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center and the Chinese Progressive Association celebrated the graduation of their fourth class of the Pre-Vocational Skills with ESOL for Retail Employment training program recently. Nine students graduated, with three having already begun work in their new customer service positions.
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President Trump Is Invited to Attend the 7th Asian American Day

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, March 30, 2017, — Mr. Ye Edward Huang, President of Asian American Association of Boston, sent a letter to President Trump on Tuesday inviting him to attend the Seventh Asian American Day event on Sept. 9, 2017 in Boston.

Group picture of volunteers and performers from The Sixth Asian American Day.
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Boston-based Startup’s Trademark Application Opposed by Chinese Internet Giant Tencent

By Jie Ji, columnist for bostonese.com

It came as astonishment to Mr. Mo, founder of Dinnnerful.com and his business partners that their trademark application was opposed by Tencent, a Chinese internet tycoon. Mo couldn’t believe it as the submitted trademarks are in different language as Tencent’s and the two companies run totally different businesses.

One of Tencent’s office buildings in China (file photo).
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Rachel Skerritt Named Headmaster of Boston Latin School

Boston, March 23, 2017 – Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced today that he has chosen veteran school leader and former BPS chief of staff, Rachel Skerritt, as Boston Latin School’s 28th headmaster. Ms. Skerritt, who graduated from Boston Latin School (BLS) in 1995 and taught English at her alma mater, will become the first person of color and the third woman to lead the institution in its 382-year-history.

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Amazing Banquet by Loong Kong Tien Yee Association of New England

By Gracia Lei, bostonese.com

On the evening of February 26, 2017, The Loong Kong Tien Yee Association of New England celebrated a belated Chinese New Year with a banquet at the Empire Garden Restaurant of Chinatown.

Members,Guests and lion dancers pose for a picture (photos and videos by Gracia Lei).
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Two N.H. Women Arrested for Trafficking Women for Sex in Mass.

Boston, Feb. 14, 2017 – Two New Hampshire women have been arrested and arraigned in connection with trafficking women for commercial sex in Massachusetts communities through an online “escort” service, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

A massage parlor in Western Mass. was shut down in Dec. 2016 for allegedly trafficking women for sex.
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Michael Flynn Resigns from Trump’s Cabinet

Feb. 13, 2017, — Less than a month on the job, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned amid allegations he inappropriately talked about U.S. sanctions with a Russian official, and later allegedly misled then-Vice President-elect Pence about the conversations. Flynn spoke with the Russian ambassador in December 2016.

Flynn during a TV interview (file photo).
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Pictures from Patriots Superbowl Victory Parade

Photos by Fenfang Mei and Judy Wong

Boston, Feb. 8, 2017, — About a million fans showed up for the Superbowl Victory Parade in downtown Boston yesterday. Fans cheered loudly as flows of Patriots coaches and players passed by on duck boats. Tom Brady, the MVP of Superbowl LI, thanked fans for their support. “We want six. We want six.” fans cheered loudly.

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