By John Tsou, bostonese.com photographer
Boston, April 12, 2018, A Taste of Ginger was held on April 9 at Museum of Fine Art with about 300 guests attending. It’s one of Boston’s largest food events of the year benefiting Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI). The Moy family, including Ricky Moy, Brian Moy and Patty Moy, were honored at the event for their generous support.
Boston, March 29, 2018, — Chinatown Business Association (CBA) held its first Chinese New Year banquet last night at Empire Garden restaurant in Boston Chinatown. Mayor Walsh and many other distinguished guests were among over 400 attendees to celebrate the success and contributions of businesses in Boston Chinatown.
Board members of Chinatown Business Association.
Boston, March 12, 2017, — Closed to 300 people, including Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn, attended New England Moy Shee Association Year of Dog Banquet last night at China Pearl restaurant in Boston Chinatown. The Chinese last name 梅 has several variations in English, such as Moy, Mei and Fong.
Councilor Flynn (middle) presents a citation to Moy Shee Association.
By Xinming Li, bostonese.com
Boston, March 2, 2018, — Boston City Councilor was named as one of the six finalists of the Emily List Rising Star Award. Served as president of Boston City Council in 2016 and 2017, Wu has led the council over the turbulent 2016 presidential elections and the first year of President Trump’s administration.
Mayor Walsh and Councilor Wu at the lion dance performance.
Dear Committee members,
I am writing to share a sad news with you and ask your assistance to spread the message. Janet Hsu-Lin (許捷), an emergency pediatrician, who served as the camp doctor of NECYSC for several years in the past and continued to support our camp as a sponsor, was recently diagnosed with CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia). I’ve known Janet for more than ten years, and there is no doubt that she is one of the kindest and compassionate people that I’ve encountered. Besides NECYSC, she also volunteered to be the school doctor of Lexington Chinese School and had taken care of thousands of kids at Boston Children’s Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and more recently, at her own practice, KidsWell.
By Eric Wu, bostonese.com
Boston, Feb. 7, 2018, — Many Asian American voters celebrated today as the Asian Disaggregation bill H3361, in its current form, was rejected by the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight in the State House. Thousands of Asian American voters have protested against this bill over pass seven months.
A protect against H3361 in August 2017 (bostonese.com file photo).
By Li Qiang, bostonese.com
Boston, Jan. 31, 2018, — It was a campaign promise made by candidate Marty Walsh in 2013, and Mayor Walsh finally delivered it at end of his first term as the funding for Boston Public Library Chinatown Branch was annouced in 2017. The Chinatown Branch will open its doors on Feb. 5 at the China Trade Center in Chinatown.
(R to L)Candidate Walsh, Terry Yin and Henry Yee at a 2013 Chinatowm Residents Association (CRA) meeting (photo by Li Qiang).
By Gracia Lei, bostonese.com
New York City, Jan. 17, 2018, — For the typical American, the new year festivities ended with the passing of December. For the prominent Chinese populations within the States, the American new year marks the beginning of theirs. The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, lands on February 16 of this year and is the most celebrated holiday of the year (as measured through the Lunar Calendar).
Nicknamed the “First Lady of Physics” and the “Chinese Madam Curie,” Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu(吴健雄) is the perfect example of how an intelligent woman can influence the world.
Oct. 24, 2017, Boston, — Last week, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta, spoke to a packed room of business leaders, immigrants, and English language program providers at Northeastern University. She was there to present awards at an event organized by English for New Bostonians to businesses that provide English classes for their immigrant workers, but she also had a personal message to share.
Secretary Acosta(first from left) joins panel discussion (provided by English for New Bostonians).
By Xinming Li, bostonese.com
Inspired to change the impact of cancer on the lives of those in our Club community, The Skating Club of Boston and its Theatre On Ice of Boston program are inviting all Club members to partner with them and the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation to Turn Cancer Upside Down. Funds raised for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation support cancer research, education, and survivorship with 20% of the funds raised through this Club initiative going directly to two of our local, world-class institutions: Mass General Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Grace Cai has been a member of Skating Club of Boston since 2013 (provided to bostonese.com).
(Mr. Davis Woo passed away on Sept. 18, 2017 at age 86. A memorial service was held in Boston on Sept. 28.)
2011 CHSNE Sojourner Awards Recipient Davis Woo
By Sherry Dong, for CHSNE Chronicle Fall 2011 Vol. 17, No. 1
By almost any measure, Davis Woo, 80, is an accomplished man. He earned a doctorate in engineering from one of the most renowned universities in the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served in the U.S. Army, and had a long and rewarding career. But Davis’ greatest successes cannot be measured by the prestige of his degrees or the rungs he scaled on the corporate ladder. His greatest legacy includes his large and beautiful family—including his wife, Susie of 55 years, their children and grandchildren and his work in the greater Chinatown community. There, for over ﬁve decades, he has devoted his passion and energy to helping those in need, improving services and living conditions, and enriching, preserving, and sharing Chinese culture.
Picture of Mr. Davis Woo in 2008 (CHSNE file photo).
Boston City Council
Offered By City Councillor Michelle Wu
Be it resolved, that the Boston City Council extends its congratulations to:
Asian American Associatoin of Boston
Michelle Wu (2nd from left) presented the resolution at 7the Asian American Day in Boston Common.
Protest against MA House Bill H3361 in Boston Common.
By Larry Ho, co-founder of 80-20 Political Action Committee
Having lived in the US for over 68 years since 1950, being a co-founder of 80-20 (the Asian American Political Action Organization), and participated in various past federal, state and local election campaigns, I am now at a point in life that I am retired from my job, from active civic and political activities, and professional involvement in various academic and non-profit ventures except my passion to serve in voluntary and supporting role for the good of the community and country I love and to which I am grateful. I am not and have no intention to be a threat to anybody or any organization. There are no hidden agendas in my writing this article below.
Prof. Ho (first from left) at a book release party in Lexington, Mass.
Boston, Sept. 12, 2017, — The movie Abacus: Small Enough to Jail will aired on WGBH 2 tonight at 10 PM. It is the story about a small bank owned by a Chinese American in NYC’s Chinatown.