星期六, 6月 25, 2016

波士頓華僑文教中心主任郭大文將返台出任僑民處處長

駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處處長賴銘琪(左)為波士頓華僑文教中心主任郭大文舉辦歡送會。(周菊子攝)
Boston Orange 周菊子布蘭鎮報導波士台北經濟文化昨(24)日全員出動,在布蘭鎮處長官邸聚餐波士頓華僑文教中心主任郭大文,以及領務組秘書洪毓羚。
郭大文預訂628日返台,已接獲派令,返台後將出任僑委會僑民處處長。
麻州牛頓市市長及市議會為感念郭大文在任期間與牛頓市的合作無間,不但美化了牛頓市環境,還豐富了當地文化生活,臨別送出一份大禮,指定623日為牛頓市郭大文日,讓他成為麻州本地歷任台灣派駐外地人員中,首位獲此榮譽者。
經文處處長賴銘琪表示,辦這歡送會主要是為感謝郭大文主任過去四年來 對經文處的貢獻,不但不辭僑務工作的繁瑣,辛苦,還在他上任波士頓處長這一年四個月以來,給他許多幫助。
賴銘琪指出,郭大文行事低調,身段柔軟,在服務僑社上更是有心,有誠意,讓他十分敬佩。
賴銘琪與波士頓經文處同事聯名寫賀卡,並集資送出一張禮券,祝福郭大文返台順心如意。郭大文也回送了一個瓷雕藍孔雀,聊表與經文處同仁們惺惺相惜之心。
曾任波士頓僑教中心主任的歐宏偉,即將於626日抵達,重掌波士頓僑教中心,預定下午一點起,會在郭大文主任陪同下,陸續到紐英崙中華公所及各姓氏僑團拜會。
            由於駐外人員一般都是三、四年一任,期滿就需調動,據悉,駐波士頓經文處明年將有一波幅度較大的人事變動。
駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處同仁連袂歡送郭大文。(周菊子攝)
駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處副處長陳銘俊(左起),處長賴銘琪,副組長陳文昌,連袂歡送波士頓華僑文教中心主任郭大文。(絕子涉)

綠路6/25在華埠公園種豆

綠路今夏舉辦多項活動,6月25日早上11點至下午3點,在華埠公園邀人種豆。週三早上11點至下午2點,以及週五下午5點至7點半,將有流動圖書館開抵,7月2日的下午2點至4點,有亞美社區發展協會的清少年之聲(A-Voice),在司徒麗英公園帶活動。
The Greenway’s seven water featuresoutstanding organic spacespublic art, andone-of-a-kind carousel make the parks an ideal location to promote and create play experiences. Play is an essential part of development, allowing opportunities to learn about the world, gain social skills, test theories, and develop language and motor skills. All too often, free play time is restricted by reduction of school recess, safety concerns, and a national increase in screen time.
The Greenway is excited to offer an innovative space for free, unstructured learning experiences, connecting kids, families and adults with the playful elements of our urban park space. Come play on The Greenway!

GreenPLAY: Open Play Sessions

Our GreenPLAY activities will be happening throughout the season to provide kids and families with a mixture of unstructured play opportunities and guided activities. Greenway staff and volunteers will leverage the park's strengths and unique play equipment to create fun, memorable experiences. 
We will also welcome community guests to our play sessions; keep an eye on the play calendar in the sidebar for special play opportunities!
GreenPLAY in Chinatown ParkChinatown is a bustling neighborhood,  with both tourists and the community using the park. We hope to see you there to play, and we will have our Uni READ mobile reading library out during play sessions. 
  • Wednesdays, 11a-2p
  • Fridays, 5p-7:30p 
  • Saturdays, 11a-3p 
  • GreenPLAY @ Chinatown Park featuring Seed Babies
    Sat, June 25, 11am – 3pm
    Chinatown Park, John F Fitzgerald Surface Rd, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Play
    klevesque@rosekennedygreenway.org
    Chinatown is a bustling community, with a mixture of neighbors and tourists passing through the park that can engage with play. We hope to see you there with our Uni Project mobile reading library. SPECIAL ACTIVITY: Join us to start sprouting your very own bean seeds! By keeping them close to you on a necklace, your seed will have the warmth it needs to grow. Come find out more! (Cancellations and timing shifts due to weather or unforeseen events will be broadcast through our Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/HelloGreenway)
GreenPLAY at the Rings Fountain
Already called "the most unconditionally happy spot in all of Boston", the Rings Fountain is the perfect backdrop for our open play sessions. Join us for our first few sessions in the Wharf District to build with our Imagination Playground! 
  • Thursdays 11a-2p

PlayCubes in Chinatown Park

We are thrilled to partner with Design Museum Boston and Playworld  to bring temporary play structures to Chinatown Park as part of Design Museum Foundations Extraordinary Playscapes program!
PlayCubes, iconic cuboctahedrons designed by Richard Dattner, leave the play experience up to the child's creativity and imagination. Visit these unique playforms from now until fall. 

SaturPLAY with A-VOYCE

SaturPLAY is a series of youth-led interventions activating Mary Soo Hoo Park to make Chinatown a better place to live, work, and PLAY! Teenagers from the Asian Community Development Corporation's Asian Voices of Organized Youth for Community Empowerment (A-VOYCE) program envisioned, planned and implement these activities. 
May 7th (2-4pm): Games Day
June 4th (2-4pm): Outdoor Library
July 2nd (2-4pm): Independence Day
Sept. 3rd (2-4pm): Labor Day
Oct. 29th (6-8pm): Halloween Celebration

Youth Adventure Days

Building off the success of past programming, we will be working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston to bring youth groups from around the area to experience play on The Greenway! Youth Adventure Days include lunch from our food trucks, exploring art and play throughout the parks, riding the Greenway Carousel at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove, and playing in our Rings Fountain.
While we are still piloting this program, we'd love to hear from other interested youth groups, especially those that work with underserved neighborhoods. 

Play For All

As The Greenway builds its play programming, we will continue to look for innovative ways to engage everyone in everyday play experiences. Play can build community and spaces by providing engaging moments of pure fun.
Have a great idea for play? Contact us! 

因應美國高院裁決 波市府7/23為移民提供免費法律諮詢

波士頓市府將舉辦活動為受到美國高等法院DAPA和擴展DACA裁決影響的移民社區提供免費法律服務


波士頓 - 2016623 - 波士頓市長偉殊今日宣佈,將於2016723日在麥迪遜公園高中舉辦免費的移民法律咨詢活動,以應美國高等法院維持臨時禁令的裁決,該禁令於201411月發佈,持續阻止實施美國公民及永久合法居民的無證移民父母暫緩遞解計劃 (DAPA)和入境兒童暫緩遞解(DACA)擴展項目

市長偉殊表示「我感到失望,阻止“擴展DACA和“DAPA”這些關於移民行政命令實施的臨時禁令依然存在 「數以百萬計的美國家庭和數以千計的波士頓人為得到一些移民上的舒緩,都已等待太久,我的移民提升辦公室將和社區組織合作,在七月中舉辦“門診”活動,來教導受影響的個人,並決定他們是否符合其他形式的移民舒緩。
波士頓市長移民提升辦公室主任Alejandra St. Guillen表示,「高等法院裁決繼續阻止實施DAPA和擴展DACA,我們感到失望,。她說,「透過我們的DACA/DAPA宣傳和教育活動,我們與社區夥伴合作,確保我們的居民獲得充分資訊並防止移民詐騙。」 我們將繼續支持符合2012年所宣布DACA原始版本資格的那些人提交申請和續期。

免費的移民法律咨詢活動將於723日週六上午10點至下午4點在洛士百利的麥迪遜公園高中舉行。 感興趣的人士可致電(617) 635-0008預約。

由於臨時禁令依然有效,目前無法辦理申請DAPA和擴展DACA 但是,2012年所發佈的DACA暫緩遞解計劃原始版本仍接受申請和續期。
由於DAPA和擴展DACA已經宣佈了,在市長偉殊領導下的波士頓市府已採取步驟,為移民社區成員提供資訊及資源。
四月時,市長偉殊推出移民資訊角落,提供現有的有關資源及服務等資訊,以助促進波士頓是移民居民的健康。移民資訊角落座落在波士頓公共圖書館位於柯普利廣場的中央圖書館,以及24間鄰里分館。這移民資訊角落的推出,是波士頓市長偉殊和美國公民及移民服務(USCIS)主任里昂羅卓桂在20156月簽署了一封協議信的結果,藉著提供入籍手續材料,警告居民有關詐騙情形,並強調美國公民的福利及責任,來推廣波士頓的公民入籍。
20163月時,市長偉殊加入117名市長,郡主管,以及地方政府,還有美國市長會議,全國城市聯盟等的行列,向美國高等法院遞交了一份法庭摘要,支持在美國對德州一案上的對移民的行政行為。該訟案導致禁止實施擴展DACADAPA的臨時禁制令出現。
查詢有關提升移民辦公室的更多資訊,可點擊這裡。

CITY OF BOSTON WILL HOST EVENT TO OFFER FREE LEGAL SERVICE TO COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING ON DAPA AND EXPANDED DACA

BOSTON - Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a free immigration legal consultation event will be held on July 23, 2016 at Madison Park High School in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the preliminary injunction that continues to prevent the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive actions on immigration, announced in November 2014.

"I am disappointed that the preliminary injunction preventing the implementation of the executive actions on immigration known as DAPA and expanded DACA remains in place," said Mayor Walsh. "Millions of families in the United States and thousands of Bostonians have been waiting too long for some form of immigration relief. My Office for Immigrant Advancement is working with community organizations to hold a clinic in July to educate affected individuals and to determine eligibility for other forms of immigration relief."

"We are disappointed that the Supreme Court's ruling continues to prevent DAPA and expanded DACA from being implemented," said Alejandra St. Guillen, Director of the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement. "Through our DACA/DAPA Outreach and Education Initiative, we are coordinating with community partners to make sure that our residents are well-informed and to prevent immigration scams. We will continue to support those who are eligible for the original version of DACA announced in 2012 to submit their applications and renewals."

The free immigration legal consultation event will be held at Madison Park High School in Roxbury from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, July 23rd. Interested individuals should call (617) 635-0008 for an appointment.

Because the preliminary injunction remains in effect, applications for DAPA and expanded DACA are not available. However, applications and renewals for the original version of DACA, announced in 2012, continue to be available.

Since DAPA and expanded DACA were announced, the City of Boston under Mayor Walsh's leadership has taken steps to offer information and resources to members of the immigrant community.

In April, Mayor Walsh launched Immigrant Information Corners to provide information about resources and services available to help advance the well-being of the city's immigrant residents. The Immigrant Information Corners are located at the Boston Public Library's Central Library in Copley Square and 24 neighborhood branches. The launch of the Immigrant Information Corners is the result of a letter of agreement signed by Mayor Walsh and Leon Rodriguez, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in June 2015 to promote citizenship in Boston by providing materials on the naturalization process, warning residents about scams, and highlighting the benefits and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.

In March 2016, Mayor Walsh joined 117 mayors, county executives, and local governments, as well as the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities in submitting an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the executive actions on immigration in United States v. Texas, the lawsuit that led to the preliminary injunction preventing the implementation of expanded DACA and DAPA.

To learn more about the Office for Immigrant Advancement, click here.

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