“Over 50 Chinatown community members walked out of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s fifth and final public meeting on the sale and redevelopment of Parcels 25 and 26”

July, 1, 2016 – Sampan

By the Chinese Progressive Association and the Asian Community Development Corporation

Yesterday evening starting at 6pm, MassDOT, along with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, held its fifth and final public meeting at the State Transportation building, where it unveiled the final guidelines and Invitation to Bid on Parcels 25 and 26. The Chinatown community has dedicated countless hours attending all five meetings and submitting oral and written comments during and after each meeting. The Chinatown community has patiently followed along with MassDOT’s public process, repeating the community’s needs time and time again. MassDOT has failed to respond in good faith and as a result the Chinatown community felt it had exhausted its options and was compelled to walk out en masse.

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“蒸汽廠地段開發可能影響華埠公園前景”

2016-06-10 – 舢舨

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關於尼倫街公眾地段的公聽會6月7日在交通大樓舉行。地點包括黃述沾紀念公園、尼倫街185號麻州交通署第6區辦公室和尼倫街165號Veolia能源蒸汽廠。

這是陳述麻州交通署方針的第四場公聽會和對麻州交通署25和26號地段,即地區辦公室和蒸汽廠將來潛在再開發的招標。

黃述沾紀念公園是華埠少數露天場所之一。此處定期舉行台山華人移民發起的街頭運動九人排球賽。1930年代開始成立巡迴賽,如今當地球隊有波城洪青隊、波士頓劍虹隊和波士頓安良颱風隊。

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“Veolia steam plant development could affect Chinatown park”

June, 10, 206 – Sampan

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A community meeting about public land parcels on Kneeland Street took place June 7 at the Transportation Building. The site includes the Reggie Wong Memorial Park, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) District 6 Office at 185 Kneeland Street and the Veolia Energy steam power plant at 165 Kneeland Street.

The meeting was the fourth community meeting to present MassDOT guidelines and the Invitation to Bid (ITB) for potential redevelopment of MassDOT Parcel 25 and Parcel 26, respectively the district office and steam power plant.

Reggie Wong Memorial Park is one of Chinatown’s few open spaces. It hosts nine-man volleyball tournaments regularly, a street sport developed by Chinese immigrants with roots in Toishan. A traveling tournament was formed in the 1930s. Local teams today include the Chinese Freemasons, the Boston Knights and the Boston Hurricanes.

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“What does the future hold for this Chinatown park?”

June, 5, 2016 – Boston Globe

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Volleyball games are a summertime staple at Reggie Wong Park in Chinatown. The park and the surrounding block are being sold by the state to developers.

They come to learn a sport that’s been native to this neighborhood for decades: Nine-man volleyball, a city version of the beach game created by restaurant workers in the 1930s and still played in Chinatowns up and down the East Coast, by new immigrants and established club teams such as the Boston Knights and the Chinese Freemasons.

But this summer, the future of the game’s home turf in Boston is cloudy.

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“How Discrimination Shapes What Your City Looks Like”

May, 29, 2016 – attn:

America’s cities may be home to individuals belonging to thousands of cultural groups and myriad socioeconomic statuses. But these urban centers are surprisingly no melting pot. As Nate Silver pointed out in several infographics,diverse cities are often the most segregated, especially at the neighborhood level.

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To add to this gloomy reality, today’s urban developers often use subtle tactics to keep cities economically and racially divided. “The fair housing laws passed in the last half-century have forced racists to devise whole new methods of discrimination, subtler but serving the same purpose: to keep people of color out of ‘white’ spaces,” author Daniel Kolitz wrote on the online culture publication Hopes & Fears.

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“波士頓華埠建設地圖網路上線”

2016-05-27 – 舢舨

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紐英倫華人歷史協會於5月23日在麻州歷史協會舉辦了一場招待會,慶祝Chinatown Atlas 華埠建設地圖網路上線。大約50人參加了活動.

Chinatown Atlas華埠建設地圖是前任麻省理工大學建築和城市設計教授李燦輝15年的心血,記錄波士頓華人的起源以及他們如何建造的華埠。曾經這些資料是以橫幅形式展現,現在這些地圖、圖片和海拔效果圖都是一個互動型網站的一部分。

李燦輝的研究團隊包括Randall Imai、紐英倫華人歷史協會成員張大偉、麻省理工大學的學生以及其他很多人。

Chinatown Atlas華埠建設地圖可以在http://chinatownatlas.mit.edu/瀏覽。

“Boston Chinatown development map goes online”

May, 27, 2016 – Sampan

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The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) hosted a reception on May 23 for the Chinatown Atlas going online at the Massachusetts Historical Society. About 50 individuals attended the event.

The Chinatown Atlas was a 15-year effort by Tunney Lee, former MIT professor of architecture and urban planning, to document the origins of the Chinese in Boston and how they built Chinatown. Formerly displayed as banners, the maps, photos and elevation renderings are now part ofan interactive website.

Lee’s research team included architect Randall Imai, CHSNE member David Chang, MIT students and many others.

The Chinatown Atlas can be viewed at http://chinatownatlas.mit.edu/.

“波士頓華埠需要新的「大同村」”

2016-05-23 – 星島日報

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本報記者李強波士頓報導:波士頓華埠地處波士頓市中心,離金融區和新英格蘭地區最大的鐵路和長途大巴客運站波士頓南站只用步行幾分鐘。近年來,隨著市中心地價上漲,華埠已經成為波士頓市區租金最高的社區之一。房價和租金的上漲讓很多華人新移民在租約到期之後,付不起大幅上漲的新房租而不得不搬離華埠。

據紐英崙華人歷史協會的資料介紹,華人移民在1870年開始在波士頓北郊亞當市做皮鞋,在1883年,露宿在平安里帳篷,建波士頓電話機樓,而從那個時候開始波士頓有了唐人街。此後,在洗衣裳館及唐餐館,先輩華人移民們日日夜夜揮汗如雨,在必珠街血汗衣廠被人呼呼喝喝,閒來只吃一口香煙,在公園邊坐坐,在公所與鄉親、同村兄弟聊天。因為《排華法案》回中國無期,結婚找對象無        意,潦潦倒倒過了一生,這就是早期波士頓華僑的寫照。

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“美華裔新移民選擇住郊外 昔日中國城漸消失”

2016-05-20 – 大紀元

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【大紀元2016年05月20日訊】(大紀元記者梁硯編譯報導)到訪紐約、舊金山或費城這些美國大都市的旅遊者,常會來中國城小坐片刻,嚐嚐那裡的小吃或珍珠茶。這裡也是昔日移居美國的華人,安身立命或尋找鄉情的地方。近二十年來,隨著高收入、高學歷華人移民漸成主流,破舊擁擠的老式中國城正在消失,郊外新興中國城逐漸成為新視野。

據大西洋新聞網18日報導,隨美國華人移民中,高技能、高收入者越來越多,坐落在市中心的老中國城越來越形單影孤。據美國人口統計數據,如今許多中國移民來到美國後,直接選擇在占地寬敞、空氣優質的郊外購房居家,根本不在意中國城可能在語言和食品選擇上為自己帶來的些許便利。他們說,更樂見為自己的孩子找到好學區,也更喜歡郊外舒適的生活環境。

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