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星期日, 5月 14, 2017

波士頓華埠居民會將改選執委

Several board member positions are coming up for re-election this month. Three of notable interest that will be expiring are:

Co-Chair, currently held by Hin Sang Yu
Co-Chair, currently held by Chu Huang
Treasurer, currently held by Arturo Gossage

We also have 5 steering committee members who's positions are up for re-election:
Xin Xing Wu
Yoke Chew Mah
Pei Ying Yu
Hua Quan Liu
Run Mei Liang
The above positions are open to all Chinatown neighborhood residents. If you are a resident interested in running for one of the above positions, or know someone from Chinatown who might be interested, please access the forms in the link below and submit them by May 30, 2017. In order to run for a steering committee position you must also be a member of the Boston Chinatown Resident Association. 

A form for membership and a form for a steering committee nomination are located here:

http://chinatownresident.org/
Please email with any questions and/or to request more information. 
A little about CRA's recent accomplishments::
  • Held resident focus group that highlighted Chinatown Stabilization, environmental health, and economic inequality as key issues for the Imagine Boston 2030 planning process
  • Organized community meetings with Boston Police Department, Boston Transportation Department, Department of Neighborhood Development, and Boston Redevelopment Authority/Boston Planning and Development Agency to inform and provide an opportunity for Chinatown residents to be heard
  • Provided a public forum for residents to learn about, ask questions, and comment on development and business proposals for the surrounding neighborhood
  •  Organized a community outreach and education workshop with the CAFEH (Community Assessment of Freeway Exposure and Health) and Visualizing Pollution research projects
  • Cosponsored August Town Meeting with the Chinatown Master Plan Implementation Committee and other organizations, inviting City officials to hear residents' planning proposals and concerns
  • Cosponsored the Second Annual Chinatown Block Party with the Chinese Progressive Association and other partners on Johnny Court and Maple Place to build community and highlight concerns about the future of Chinatown's public parcels
  • Organized residents to call for increased and deeper affordable housing goals for development of state-owned Parcels 25 and 26 as well as protection and expansion of Reggie Wong Park
  • Organized to oppose the 250-room hotel proposal that would bring new traffic through the heart of Chinatown down Oxford Street threaten the historic character and pedestrian safety of the community
  • Provided a platform for residents to hear about and support row house tenants fighting displacement from Hudson Street, Johnny Court, and Oxford Street
  • Supported Mass Pike Towers Tenant Association in their advocacy effort to secure and exercise the option to purchase their development
  • Co-sponsored the APIs CAN! Candidate Forum for the First Suffolk and Middlesex Special State Senate Race
  • Partnered with the Chinese Progressive Association and APIs CAN! to register, inform, and turn out Chinatown voters in the 2016 spring and fall elections
  • Joined other organizations across the city to support affordable housing and anti-displacement legislation