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星期三, 8月 16, 2017

Young Bostonians Celebrate Walsh's Commitment to Innovation, Economy, and Social Justice

Young Bostonians Celebrate Walsh's Commitment to Innovation, Economy, and Social Justice
Young Professionals Throughout Boston Commend Mayor Walsh for his Commitment to Creating Jobs and Building an Economy that Works for All
(Boston, MA) Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Tonight, young professionals from all over Boston gathered at Tia’s on the Waterfront to celebrate Mayor Marty Walsh’s record of building affordable housing, creating access to higher education, and working to create an economy that uplifts everyone.

Since becoming Mayor, Walsh has made it a priority to ensure young people have pathways to success. Leaders from every corner of Boston commended his work:

State Representative Dan Cullinane

"Time after time, Mayor Walsh has shown his commitment to all people of Boston, whether it’s filling potholes or supporting local business owners. When it comes to young people in Boston, he has put forward every tool at his disposal to ensure that we have the best startup, entrepreneurial spaces, more affordable housing, and job opportunities that anyone could ask for in a world-class city. I am grateful for his leadership and look forward to the continued work we have ahead." 

Esteniolla Maitre
Community activist, former BPS educator

“I grew up in Boston and care deeply about its future. It's with confidence that I can say that Mayor Walsh is the best leader for our city, whether it is in considering strong learning opportunities for our children or backing young people in their pursuits to fight against racism and other injustices. I've constantly been reminded of his passion, patience, and dedication, and I look forward to his continued work throughout the neighborhoods.”

State Representative Dan Hunt

"Mayor Walsh has proven his support for young professionals here in the City of Boston. With young people in mind, the Mayor has built a bright future for economic innovation and job sustainability. The Mayor understands that when our young communities thrive, our city thrives. His commitment to this upcoming generation of Bostonians is unquestionable -- I am proud to stand with Mayor Walsh."

Sharhea Wade
Roslindale resident, assistant vice president/global ABS credit analyst at locally-based international corporation

"Mayor Walsh has served all of Boston, and its millennial population, admirably. He effectively launched the Roxbury Innovation Center in the heart of the city for young people to make their business dreams become a reality. He's offering salary negotiation courses, free of charge, to women who are navigating challenging conversations in the workplace. And, he is building more affordable housing, to ensure that all who want to live in Boston can do so. Most important of all, I've seen the mayor support the Posse Foundation and several other programs that I believe in, and I can now return that support as he continues his leadership in Boston for the next four years."

State Representative Adrian Madaro

"Immigrant communities have always served as the portrait of Boston; the faces of the next generation of young Bostonians are representative of that. The Mayor understands that the expression of culture, especially by young people, is vital to Boston. Mayor Walsh has advocated for this since day one -- he has fought for all of Boston’s communities and I will fight for him."

Kristin Phelan
South End resident, founder & CEO of KP Strategies

"Boston has long been defined by the energy of its people. Its people who give life and soul to a city. As a resident and business owner, I am proud to be a Bostonian under Mayor Marty Walsh's leadership. Guided by his genuine love and loyalty for the city and the people who call it home, Mayor Walsh continues to demonstrate how effective local government enhances the livability of cities.”

Nick Martin
South Boston resident, public affairs professional

"As someone who had the pleasure of serving in Mayor Walsh's administration and continues to benefit from his leadership as a resident, I have witnessed firsthand what makes the Mayor such a unique champion for Boston. When it comes to civic engagement, he has shown an uncompromising commitment to reaching out to and learning from all residents. And at a time of political polarization across the country, I take comfort in all that Mayor Walsh is doing to bring people together around a progressive agenda that prioritizes inclusion, opportunity and a voice for all."


Michael J. Nichols
Fenway/Kenmore resident, chief of staff at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

"Mayor Walsh continues to reimagine Boston as an innovative, first-class city and seeks at every turn to capitalize on our city's strengths. For me, he has been a champion of affordable housing, modern development practices, parks and open spaces, multi-modal transportation, the arts community, involving young professionals more directly in civic engagement, and so much more. Further, when others have tried to regress our country through a 'divide and conquer' strategy on social issues, I have appreciated having the mayor of my city - Mayor Walsh - battling on the front lines for equality and basic human decency. I couldn't be more happy to stand with Mayor Walsh as he seeks another four years of service to the people of Boston."

Hannah Cochran
Beacon Hill resident, product designer at international banking company

"As as a young professional woman in the tech industry, I appreciate how our Mayor and his team have continuously been at the forefront for improving women's rights in the workplace. The city of Boston attracts some of the best companies to work for, and continues to foster an environment where young professionals want to grow their careers. In addition to my full-time role in tech, I've also ran my own successful design and photography freelance company for past 4 years. Because of the great programs like Arts Boston and the Office of Women's Advancement, Boston has been a wonderful place to grow my brand and network with other small businesses in the art world."

Councilor Matt O’Malley

Under Mayor Walsh's leadership, Boston has continued to flourish. The mayor has been a collaborative partner in local government, fighting to make sure every Bostonian has an equal opportunity to succeed and get ahead. Whether you're a millennial or a senior, the mayor has fought hard for you over the past three years and will continue to fight for you every day. I know Boston is in good hands, and I look forward to the many more years of public service that we have ahead of us.

Darrell Kelton
Roxbury resident, owner of Leash Dog Care

“As a small business owner, I have been thoroughly impressed with how much support I continue to receive from the Walsh Administration. I remember the day I handed the mayor my business card and really appreciated how personable and attentive he was. He really cares about the people of Boston, and that has shown in his efforts to launch small business centers across the city.”

Ian Sutherland
Roxbury resident, junior creative associate at Libretto

"Mayor Walsh is an enormous voice of support for millennials in Boston. SPARK Boston's civic engagement opportunities encouraged my friends and I to participate and vote on many vital city issues, especially on topics concerning young professionals. I credit the Mayor's advocacy for millennials as the reason many of my peers and I stayed to work in Boston after graduating college this year."
 

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波士頓華僑文教服務中心
Culture Center of TECO in Boston
90 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands, MA 02461
Tel: 617-965-8801
Fax: 617-965-8815          

◎波士頓華僑文教中心誠徵雇員1名。
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106年十月慶典僑胞旅遊活動行程
僑務委員會「106年十月慶典僑胞旅遊活動」甄選通過之旅遊行程,已公告於僑委會網站(www.ocac.gov.tw)首頁/十月慶典活動專區/106年十月慶典僑胞旅遊活動項下,歡迎波士頓地區僑胞踴躍組團參加。

◎僑務委員會「2017年海外僑臺商推廣臺灣美食加盟觀摩團」開始報名
落實輔導華僑經濟事業發展,鼓勵僑胞回國投資,邀請有意創業展業及瞭解國內臺灣美食連鎖加盟餐飲業現況之海外僑臺商,藉由本活動增進相關專業知能,以期擴大海內外連鎖加盟商機,並媒合臺灣美食優質連鎖餐飲企業至海外展業,僑委會特於今年1113日至1117日舉辦「2017年海外僑臺商推廣臺灣美食加盟觀摩團」。以通曉中文;具媒促國內連鎖加盟產業拓展國際市場經驗,或有意於僑居地開創臺灣美食連鎖加盟事業之僑臺商為優先。詳細資訊及報名表請至全球僑商服務網(www.ocbn.org.tw)下載。意者請在831日前將報名表填妥並在簽名處親簽後,連同「護照正本」一併送至波士頓華僑文教服務中心報名;如有洽詢事項,請連絡僑教中心司君凱先生,電話(617-965-8801)

◎僑務委員會「2017年水產養殖暨加工技術研習班」延長報名期限
輔助僑胞研習水產養殖及加工等相關專業知識及技術,並結合國內成功水產養殖企業公司實地參訪,促進交流,以培植創業實力及提升經營事業能力,拓展商機,僑委會特於今年1061030日至118日舉辦「2017年水產養殖暨加工技術研習班」。歡迎通曉中文,目前在僑居地從事水產養殖及加工技術相關事業從業人員或有意在僑居地創業或開展新商機之海外僑胞。以海外相關僑營事業從業人員及近2年未曾參加本會經貿研習班者優先。詳細資訊及報名表請至全球僑商服務網(www.ocbn.org.tw)下載。報名期限已延長至821日,意者請將報名表填妥並在簽名處親簽後,連同「護照正本」一併送至波士頓華僑文教服務中心報名;如有洽詢事項,請連絡僑教中心司君凱先生,電話(617-965-8801)

◎第37期海外青年技術訓練班春季班開始報名招生
為協助華裔青年返回臺灣學習傳統優質文化,接受現代生產管理技術訓練,使返回僑居地工作,得以貢獻所學,一展長才,促進當地經濟發展,並協助臺商企業紮根,開拓與臺灣之經貿往來,政府於民國52年創辦海外青年技術訓練班。本班第37期於715日至831日止接受報名。相關資訊及表格請至僑委會-僑生服務圈(http://ocs.ocac.net/Pages/List.aspx?nodeid=11)下載運用。

106年青年海外度假打工宣導會活動報名簡章及青年學生赴國外度假打工注意事項及行前自我檢核表可供下載
政府積極與各國洽簽度假打工協定,目前已與澳洲、紐西蘭、日本、韓國、加拿大、英國、愛爾蘭、德國、比利時、匈牙利、斯洛伐克、波蘭、奧地利、捷克及法國等15國簽訂該項協定,每年皆吸引逾數萬名青年申請。鑒於出國度假打工青年人數逐年攀升,教育部青年發展署為提供青年完整海外度假打工資訊、保障青年的權益與安全,特別規劃「青年海外度假打工宣導會」,現場將有外交部度假打工業務報告、度假打工青年經驗分享及度假打工協定之國家代表現場諮詢服務,提供完整的海外度假打工資訊,讓青年勇闖世界一圓國際夢。相關資訊及表格請至教育部青年發展署(www.yda.gov.tw/)下載運用

◎「世界華語文教學研討會」將在今年底舉辦
世界華語文教育學會於1984年首創辦理「世界華語文教學研討會」,每三年舉辦一屆。「第十二屆世界華語文教學研討會」與「第十屆世界華語文研究生論壇」,訂於20171214日至17日在台灣南投暨南國際大學聯合舉辦。推動「全球大華語發展」,並為世界各地華語文教學專家、學者和研究生搭建一個交流研究平臺,歡迎海內外的各位專家、學者、研究生投稿報名。報名表單請至
(https://goo.gl/forms/eIuX0GgNlCZL04ux2) 下載運用。

◎「2017僑務電子報徵文比賽」歡迎僑胞踴躍投稿
僑務委員會為鼓勵海外僑胞經由報導僑社萬象,記錄僑社共同記憶,啟動成為自媒體的潛能,特於2017915日至1020日舉辦「2017僑務電子報徵文比賽」,歡迎海外僑胞踴躍投稿。徵文比賽分「僑社」與「雙十國慶」兩組,其中僑社組以報導海外僑社本年舉辦之活動、發生的事件或僑胞故事等值得分享之經驗及事實為主;雙十國慶組則可記錄海外僑社或臺灣本年辦理雙十國慶活動的成果或個人感想。兩組均設特優、優等及佳作獎項,獎金總額高達新台幣40萬元。
參加徵文比賽詳細辦法,請上僑務電子報ocacnews.net

◎僑務電子報 歡迎上網瀏覽
為提供全球僑胞嶄新、即時的瀏覽經驗,僑務委員會於520日正式啟用「僑務電子報」網站。除採用互動式技術,打造適合手機、平板電腦可流暢閱讀的介面,網站也具備影音內容,提供文字及圖像外更多、更豐富訊息。「僑務電子報」為僑務專業新聞網站,涵蓋「聚焦臺灣」、「僑社新聞」、「國際兩岸」、「新南向快訊」、「English News」及「看見臺灣」等多元內容,提供僑社最新動態及國內要聞,希望僑胞能一站取得全部所需僑社及國內資訊。其中「English News」單元報導國內要聞,提供英語讀者瞭解台灣的管道,也有利僑胞新生代認識台灣。「僑務電子報」網址www.ocacnews.net,歡迎各位僑胞上網瀏覽。

◎海外僑胞返國自費體驗優質安心醫療服務
臺灣的醫療技術在亞洲排名第一,全球排名第三,已位居國際醫界翹楚,並擁有下列六大優勢--高品質、合理價格、高科技、感動服務、完整專科服務、專業團隊。僑務委員會目前正推動「海外僑胞返國自費體驗優質安心醫療服務」,提供健康檢查、美容醫學及特色醫療等服務項目,並在桃園國際機場、高雄國際航空站、臺北松山機場及臺中航空站等地設置臺灣國際醫療服務中心,以提供各國旅客能即時瞭解來臺就醫資訊、取得醫療旅遊行程安排及後續醫療服務。歡迎僑界組團或自行來臺進行自費醫療(健康檢查、醫學美容),凡取得合法入境文件之陸僑、港澳僑或外籍人士亦非 常歡迎!! 詳細資訊可參閱臺灣國際醫療全球資訊網(內含各醫療院所介紹、數位影音、動態及臺旅遊等資訊)(http://www.medicaltravel.org.tw),更歡迎洽詢波士頓僑教中心
(617-965-8801)

◎攜帶超額新臺幣未申報或申報不實,將由海關沒入
協助宣導新修正「洗錢防制法」有關「攜帶超額新臺幣未申報或申報不實將由海關沒入」規定之短片請至中央銀行全球資訊網首頁(http://www.cbc.gov.tw)「推薦服務」/「新臺幣短片及防偽」項下瀏覽下載。依據中央銀行發行局本(106)518日台央發字第1060020846號函辦理。

◎中華民國內政部戶政司全球資訊網站新增「高級專業人才歸化專區」
中華民國內政部戶政司表示,由中央目的事業主管機關推薦科技、經濟、教育、文化或藝術領域、體育及其他領域之高級專業人才,經內政部邀請社會公正人士及相關機關召開審查會審核通過者,申請歸化無須喪失原有國籍。為利上開外籍專業人才瞭解申請歸化相關程序,內政部業於該部戶政司全球資訊網(網址://www.ris.gov.tw)之熱門主題服務項下,新增「高級專業人才歸化專區」,提供相關資訊,歡迎申請人可至上開網站查詢。

◎第三屆總統創新獎 開始受理報名
「創新與成長」是產業永續的動力,也是經濟強盛的重要關鍵。政府為致力於發展新的經濟模式,透過建立完整國家創新體系,創造經濟發展競爭優勢,讓臺灣在國際局勢的變動中,找出下一個市場發展的利基。經濟部奉總統指示規劃及辦理「總統創新獎」,以鼓勵產、官、學、研界之個人或團體,積極追求多元創新與價值創造,進而帶動國家整體經濟發展與強化國際競爭力優勢。自即日起至2017920日止受理推薦報名,相關參選辦法及訊息請至該官網(http://www.rocpia.tw/index.aspx)下載運用。


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3.  倘您想進一步瞭解僑委會相關僑務資訊,歡迎逕參閱僑務委員會官網 
4.  您如果想瞭解本地相關僑團活動動態,請上網點選本中心網頁(僑務委員會官網/僑民僑團聯繫服務/本會駐外僑務據點/北美洲地區/波士頓華僑文教服務中心/僑社采風)

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新英格蘭玉山科協座談創業募資

新英格蘭玉山科協會長許翠玲(前左六),主持人陳立洋(前右五)和BTBA會長郭杏姿(前右三),以及講者李柏勳(前左五),Jili Chung(前左四)2/3bp6ck6u/3。
(Boston Orange劍橋市訊)新英格蘭玉山科技協會(MJNE)812日舉辦募資經驗分享座談,邀3名講者從他們各自的親身經歷,暢談醫療,設計,非營利組織等這3個行業的創業籌資甘苦。
3名講者分別是 Proteostasis療法副總裁醫療執李柏勳 (Po-Shun Lee),創辦8centric.org並擔任首席設計師,曾任麻州亞美局行政主任的周柏凱(Jason Chou),以及宇智顧問公司(Phycos International)Jili Chung
座談有新英格玉山科協會長許翠玲致開幕詞,由玉山科協董事,甫創辦U-Ark-America的陳立洋主持。他先闡述一番營利機構在經營前期的募資經驗,再邀講者們分享各自的體會與看法。
李柏勳表示,在接觸投資者之前,初創公司需要準備一份完整的營運、發展計劃,才容易說服投資人。找投資人時還要注意是否彼此適合,因為找對人比亂槍打鳥的找到錢更重要。一旦公司上市以後,募資方式就很不一樣了,通常律師開始佔據非常重要的位置,但是公司的經營項目還是要有完整的吸引人掏腰包投資故事。

周柏愷表示,營利公司必須以市場擴大,營利增加來回報投資人,非營利組織卻具有能為投資人提供建立形象的優點,同時非營利組織本身的理念核心經常是外界用以作為是否支持的根據。他認為,譬如玉山科協這類的專業性非營利組織,是最難募資的類別。他也談到波士頓有許多不同性質的非營利組織,包括以姓氏宗親為對象,以特定興趣或服務為主軸的等等,在波士頓華埠至少有36個以上的非牟利組織。(內容由新英格蘭玉山協會提供)_


星期二, 8月 15, 2017

CPPA endorse Ed Flyn

Diverse Progressive Groups Endorse Ed Flynn's Campaign for City Council

On Tuesday, August 15, Ed Flynn, a South Boston community activist and BPS parent running for Boston City Council District 2, is endorsed by diverse grassroots organizations, including the Chinese Progressive Political Association, UNITE HERE Local 26, and Latinos for Flynn. 

Setti Warren's statement on Charlottesville

Dear Friend,
 
​Yesterday, Tassy and I sat our two kids down to talk about Charlottesville. We spent the weekend darting around the house turning off TVs when the terrible images of the racist terrorist attack popped on their screens, but if you're a parent, you know you can only protect your kids from the truth for so long. Before they left the house for camp on Monday, we decided we had to tell them what happened.
 
Abigail took a few minutes to process what I was telling her. The idea that a group of people who have never met her in a place she's never been to could hate her just because she's my child is a hard concept to grasp for a 10 year old. Our 6 year old John asked if the man who drove a car into a crowd of people did it on purpose. 
 
I told them about the time, during Boston's bussing backlash, when my parents kept me home from a field trip to Bunker Hill because they could't be sure that I would be safe. Tassy reminded them that we recently visited Bunker Hill as a family and no one bothered us. Things get better, we told them.
 
I talked more about the conversation Tassy and I had with Abigail and John in a radio interview yesterday. If you have a moment, please listen in.
 
In the long term, I have faith that things will get better. Right now, we need to be honest about the fact that we are witnessing a resurgence of hate groups who aim to foment violence and intimidation by hijacking our political discourse. They know they can only win if they turn neighbors into enemies and cause one outrage after another. 
 
We can't let them. 
 
My grandfather fought the Nazis in the Battle of the Bulge. I will do whatever I can to stop the spread of their evil ideology today, but I will not allow the anger I feel about the evil actions of a despicable few to drive me to hate my fellow Americans with whom I have political disagreements. This is a serious challenge for our nation, but it is not about Democrats versus Republicans. It is about good versus evil, love versus hate, the best of America versus Nazis.
 
Tassy​, Abigail, John ​and I will keep the families of Heather Heyer, H. Jay Cullen and Berke M.M. Bates in our thoughts and prayers.
 
All the best,
Setti

Council President Wu Releases Statement on Charlottesville, Planned Boston Rally

Council President Wu Releases Statement on Charlottesville, Planned Boston Rally

Boston City Council President Michelle Wu released the following statement:  “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the hate-fueled violence by white supremacists that took place this weekend in Charlottesville, VA.  Make no mistake, this was a despicable act of domestic terrorism.  My heart goes out to the victims and their families.

“While unfortunately this kind of hate is not new in our country, our values and founding principles require us to do better.  When we say there is no place for hate here, we do so knowing that we have to take action to remove the foothold that white nationalists and white supremacists currently have.

“We also have to recognize that these hate groups are not limited in their membership to any one city, state, or region.  Boston has offered opportunity and security to people of many different backgrounds.  We strive to do better, and to be more inclusive, every day.  But we are not perfect, and we are not immune.  The event planned for Saturday August 19th demonstrates that. We are facing a pivotal moment when we must decide who speaks for our City.  We may not be able to deny hate groups the ability to speak, but we can drown them out with voices that are stronger and more numerous.  We can overwhelm their hatred with our own collective love.

“Ignoring these groups has allowed them to fester and flourish in the dark.  The dangerous rhetoric of President Donald Trump’s campaign and administration has made them feel secure spewing their hatred out in the open.  They are preparing to stand in one of Boston’s most sacred places, on land that has belonged to the public collectively for over 350 years, and to tarnish it with views that disgust us.  Therefore we must prepare ourselves to show them -- peacefully, lovingly -- that their views are not “common”; that they have no place on the Boston Common; that this City welcomes immigrants, people of color, people of different religions, ethnic identities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

“The Boston I love is the Boston that used the Common to protest tyranny in the 1700s, protest slavery in the 1800s, rally for civil rights in the 1900s, and rally at the Women’s March just this year.  One rally by hate groups will not destroy that legacy of progress.  Boston is stronger than that.  And that is what we must demonstrate to the world on Saturday.”

星期一, 8月 14, 2017

AG HEALEY ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

AG HEALEY ISSUES STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey today issued the following statement in response to the recent events and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“I am deeply disturbed and saddened by the bigotry and violence on display in Charlottesville over the weekend. These acts are inimicable to our shared values as Americans and to the rule of law. They have no place in our hearts or on our streets. Together we must stand up for equality, respect, and inclusion, and work together to lift up every member of our community. As Attorney General, I want to assure you that my office and I are committed to these core principles and will work to protect them.”

Statement from City Councillor and Mayoral Candidate Tito Jackson on the planned white supremacy rally in Boston

Statement from City Councillor and Mayoral Candidate Tito Jackson on the planned white supremacy rally in Boston

We, the people of Boston, are a city of diverse backgrounds, the birthplace of America’s fight against tyranny, a sanctuary from intolerance. White supremacist domestic terrorists are not welcome here, we have no place for you or your vile ideas. We all see you for what you are: nothing more than un-American thugs who betray the noble ideal of an inclusive America.

We will not allow you to divide us, we will not allow you to try to mask your hateful ideas in respectable clothing, we will not allow you to terrorize any one of us. We stand together as a united Boston, as a united America, against the ugly hate and violence you seek to spread.

I affirm that I will do everything in my power as an elected official, Bostonian, American, and as a human being to resist the spread of hate and violence white supremacy seeks. I commit to fighting their intolerance in all its forms, and I will proudly raise up my voice and my spirit with the hundreds of millions of others in our United States who are as disgusted as I am at the racism, misogyny, anti-semitism, homophobia, xenophobia, and Islamophobia of white supremacists. Let us overturn social, economic, and racial injustice in all its forms, institutional as well as individual, in Boston, as well as in Washington D.C., and throughout America.

Let us use these dark times as an opportunity to spread the light of our shared humanity. Let us, we the people, recommit as one community with one voice to fulfill the dream of a nation that judges us by the content of our character and not the color of our skin, dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal, and avow that that proposition shall not perish from the earth.

CAPAC Chair Condemns Violence by White Supremacists in Charlottesville

CAPAC Chair Condemns Violence by White Supremacists in Charlottesville

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the violence that occurred during a rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:

“The protests organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville over the weekend represent a manifestation of hate and bigotry that has unfortunately continued to rise over the past two years in particular; their actions inspired by xenophobic and prejudiced rhetoric and policy. The values of these white supremacists are inherently violent towards communities of color and religious minorities, and such demonstrations attack our core American values of inclusion and equality. Make no mistake – President Trump’s failure to directly denounce this ‘Unite the Right’ rally only further emboldens white supremacists and fuels their prejudice. I unequivocally condemn their message of hate and intolerance that was so blatantly on display this weekend. And to those who felt intimidated, frightened, or unwelcome because of this march, know that you are not alone. Diversity is our strength, and our community of support far outnumbers their community of hate.

“I stand with the counter protestors that risked their safety to speak out against hate, and mourn the death of Heather Heyer and the two state troopers who tragically lost their lives this weekend. I also grieve for those injured by these deliberate acts of domestic terrorism. Hate has no place in America – we cannot become complacent to this rising tide of bigotry. Nor should stoking racial resentment be a tool for attracting political support. We must come together to denounce and defeat hate in all forms.”

Eastern Bank Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Eastern Bank Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Barbara J. Heinemann named new head of Consumer Banking
Steven L. Antonakes promoted to Director of Enterprise Risk Management


BOSTON, Aug. 14, 2017 – Eastern Bank, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Boston, today announced the appointment of Barbara J. Heinemann as its new head of Consumer Banking with direct responsibility for its Retail and Mortgage business, as well as its Customer Service Center. 
Heinemann, an Executive Vice President at Eastern since 2008, previously served as Senior Director of Enterprise Risk Management. She joined Eastern in 2001 and has overseen a variety of functions, including Technology, Operations, Payments, Corporate Culture, and Security. In her new role, she will report to Eastern Bank President Quincy Miller and continue to serve on Eastern’s Management Committee.
“Given Barbara’s extensive experience at Eastern, along with that in Retail Banking prior to joining us, I know that her insights, perspectives, and proven, effective leadership skills will have a tremendous impact as we further prepare for our exciting future,” said Bob Rivers, Eastern Bank Chairman and CEO.
Prior to joining Eastern, Heinemann spent more than 13 years at Cambridgeport Bank, where she was the Director of Retail Banking, Senior Vice President of Technology & Operations, and managed numerous enterprise-wide projects and initiatives.
Heinemann earned an MBA from the University of Maryland and is also a graduate of America’s Community Bankers National School of Banking at Fairfield University and the Massachusetts Bankers Association School of Financial Studies at Babson College. 
Since 2001, Heinemann has served as a Director at the New England Automated Clearing House (NEACH) and was recently appointed Director of NEACH Payments Group, its for-profit subsidiary.  
In conjunction with Heinemann’s new role, Steven L. Antonakes, Eastern’s Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, was promoted to Director of Enterprise Risk Management, overseeing BSA/AML, Compliance, Corporate Security, Information Security, and Operational Risk.
Antonakes, who joined Eastern in 2015 after serving as Deputy Director and the Associate Director for Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), will report to Rivers. Prior to joining the CFPB, Antonakes was appointed by successive governors to serve as the Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks from December 2003 to November 2010. 
“Steve’s 25 years of compliance, risk management and financial services experience at the local and national level make him a natural choice for this critically important role as we continue to grow our business across New England,” said Rivers, who added that both appointments are effective September 1, 2017. 
Previously, Antonakes served in various managerial capacities at the Division of Banks and began his regulatory career as an entry-level bank examiner in 1990.  In March 2007, he received NeighborWorks America’s “Government Service Award” for his work in combatting foreclosures.
Antonakes, a graduate of Lynn Public Schools, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University, an MBA from Salem State University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law and Public Policy from Northeastern University


第48屆波士頓中秋節聯歡會12個功夫團體展演

波士頓華埠中秋節聯歡會開幕。
             (Boston Orange 周菊子整理報導) 紐英崙中華公所813日在夏利臣街、必珠街等華埠內主要街道舉辦「第48屆中秋節聯歡會」,出席民眾成千上萬,川流不息,欣賞12個武術團體舞獅,示範功夫,7個舞蹈,藝術團體唱歌跳舞奏樂器,遊逛書法,手工藝等攤位,又一年接受中國傳統文化薰陶。
波士頓華埠中秋節舞龍。(波士頓僑教中心提供)
              今年要競選連任的波士頓市長馬丁華殊(Martin Walsh)特地出席,祝華埠民眾過節愉快,還代表相關單位,頒發美國國家史蹟牌匾給紐英崙中華公所主席陳家驊,誌記中華公所大樓做為全美第一所公立學校舊址,獲准列入美國國家史蹟名冊。
              駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處副處長陳銘俊,波士頓僑教中心主任歐宏偉,波士頓僑務委員蔣宗壬,麻州眾議員黃子安等其他嘉賓,紛紛應邀致詞。
波士頓市長馬丁華殊致詞。
              從早上10點開始到下午近五點才結束的這波士頓華埠中秋節聯歡會,由黃強醒獅隊的祥獅獻瑞揭開序幕,接著有亞美藝術團表演薩克斯風獨奏回家,高宏偉京胡獨奏夜深沉,摩頓康乃馨表演團唱快樂的好朋友,跳荷塘月色舞蹈,鄉土舞蹈團演出苗韻桃花淚鴻雁華夏舞蹈團跳舞,元極舞演出”天青地泰”,”吉祥西藏:,陰陽道吉祥西藏,新英格蘭功夫養生舞協會表演功夫扇和諧之光,葉秀聰鋼琴學院學員演奏鋼琴,
波士頓僑教中心提供)
參與舞獅,示範功夫的團隊或體育會包括黃強醒獅團,洪青體育會,波士頓安良工商會,巾幗醒獅團,美東國術總會,中國南派武術總會,超武館,胡清白鶴派,太極氣功十八式,黃氏醒獅隊,陳耀祥武術健身學院,華林派國術總會。
              華埠街道上,由僑團,非營利組織擺出各式各樣的文化,藝術攤位,包括,波士頓佛光山三佛中心,慈濟功德會波士頓聯絡處等。
波士頓僑教中心提供
                 中華書法會和紐英崙中華公所,北美藝術家協會聯合舉辦的波士頓地區正體漢字文化節,也由會長林卓培,黃周麗桃等人和歷屆會長黃鏡明,周文熙,陳綺怡率書法家們在司徒麗英公園那兒即席揮毫,為中秋節增添中國傳統文化氣息。
              在波士頓中秋節聯歡會之後,下週末輪到昆士市中秋節聯歡會上場。(圖片部分由波士頓僑介中心提供,部分轉在自臉書)



華埠中秋節舞龍。

阮鴻燦(左一)像華埠商家介紹波士頓市
第二區市議員候選人愛德華費連
(Ed Flynn,右一),(轉在自臉書)

波士頓市第二區市議員候選人愛德華費連(Ed Flynn,左一)在阮鴻燦介紹
下到中華書法會攤位拜會,和會長黃周麗桃(前中),林卓培(後)等人
合影。(圖片轉在自臉書)

波士頓市第二區市議員候選人Michael Kelly (立者右三)和波市長華埠鄰里
聯絡專員翁耀漢(前左),以及醒獅隊員合影。(圖片取自臉書)

波士頓市第二區市議員候選人Michael Kelly (右二)向右起,甄碧鳳,
甄雲龍,柏志剛等人拜票。(轉載自臉書)