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Thursday, December 31, 2015

BTBA和台大首次合作辦生物科技研討會

『臺灣與波士頓生技人的第一類接觸』
生技人要往哪走?進碩博班探求未知?還是到生技公司一展長才?
臺灣跟美國在學/業界有何不同?又如何踏出第一步?
臺灣大學生物技術中心與波士頓臺灣人生物科技協會在十二月二十九號
共同舉辦第一屆NTU-BTBA小型交流研討會。與會者包括臺灣大學的老師,臺灣生技公司的代表,波士頓跟美國各地在學界的博士生,博士後,以及業界的年輕領袖。希望大家一起來開講,分享經驗,思考生技人的未來!
報名請洽以下網址:
 http://goo.gl/forms/kPGoHCLEkJ
名額有限,報名請早
"with the Boston Taiwan technology people sang the first category of contact"
Sang the technology people where'd you go? Jin suk boban explore the unknown? Or to the technology company sang a long before the exhibition?
Taiwan with the us in the learning / industry, what's the difference? What first step?
Taiwan University students with biological technology centre of Boston Taiwanese biological technology association in December will be no.
Co-organized the first session of the ntu-btba small exchange seminar. Participants include Taiwan University teacher, Taiwan sang the technology of the representative of the company, Boston and throughout the United States in the academia, doctoral and post-Doctoral, young leaders of the industry. I hope everyone come together to discuss, share experiences, reflect on the technology and the future of the human life!
Sign up please contact the following address: Link:http://goo.gl/forms/kPGoHCLEkJ
Places are limited, please sign up early.






波士頓2016第一夜

http://www.firstnightboston.org/schedule/
波士頓2016第一夜,由Mabel Louise Riley 基金支持,照例有褚玲舞蹈團的舞蹈表演,大波士頓中華文化協會(GBCCA)的手工藝製作展示,舞龍花燈遊行,腰鼓隊表演等。查詢詳情可上網。

紐約中領館首次在波士頓辦新年慶祝會

2016新年招待会在波士顿举办
2015年12月28日晚,波士顿市中心的海港酒店大厅张灯结彩,中国年味十足。章启月总领事及钟瑞明副总领事、叶冬柏科技参赞、周善青商务参赞、李立言文化参赞一行,冒着严寒,专程从纽约来到波士顿,隆重举行2016年新年招待会。驻纽约总领馆辖区美东十州,这是近年来首次在纽约以外的州举行新年招待会,马萨诸塞州州长贝克尔和波士顿市长沃尔什的代表、多名州市议员等美国主流人士及侨学界代表共300余人怀着喜悦的心情,欢聚一堂,共庆佳节。

章启月发表了热情洋溢的讲话。她首先代表中国驻纽约总领馆向大波士顿地区及麻州侨胞和美国朋友致以美好的新年祝愿。章启月介绍了2015年中国各项事业发展及中美关系发展情况。她说,习近平主席今年9月成功对美进行国事访问,将中美关系提升到新的水平,双方在多个领域达成50项重要成果,特别是在人文领域推出“百万强”计划等新举措,将2016年定为中美旅游年。大波士顿地区是美国“东部硅谷”,教育、科技、金融和生物医药领域创新能力突出。中国经济进入新常态、“十三五”规划坚持实施创新驱动发展战略为与大波士顿地区的合作提供了良机。章启月寄语美东各界,要抓住中国发展新机遇,实现优势互补、合作共赢、共同发展。展望2016年,相信在大家的共同努力下,中美关系必定取得长足发展,两国人民友谊不断加深。
麻州州长代表、主管经济发展的助理州务卿范文南(Nam Pham)在致辞中转达了贝克州长的贺词并表示,2015年是美中关系发展顺利的一年,麻州对华合作成果丰硕。州长高度重视与中国的关系,欢迎未来更多中国游客、学生和企业来麻州,感谢他们为促进当地经济发展带来的新机遇。
波士顿市长沃尔什的办公室主任高丹尼(DANIEL KOH)感谢中国总领馆对波士顿地区的重视,表示要继续做好与中国有关地区的交流,促进美中关系多领域和全方位地良好发展。
美国中国总商会会长、中国银行美国地区行长徐辰在会上致辞,介绍中国企业在美发展情况。


招待会现场气氛热烈隆重。来宾饶有兴致地观看了《时尚中国》摄影展和《今日中国》短片。各界友人对中国的快速发展表示钦佩,侨胞们更是为祖国日新月异的进步感到无比自豪。招待会上,华人艺术家和小朋友为大家献上了富有中国民族特色的舞蹈与古筝表演,优雅娴熟的茶艺表演引得嘉宾驻足欣赏、品茗,精彩互动不断将活动推向高潮......

夜色中的波士顿美丽迷人,古老的港湾码头恬静安详。冬雪将至,天气已有些寒冷,但总领馆带来的中国佳音,以及中美人民之间的深情厚谊,汇成汩汩暖流,温润着每一个人的心田。活动最后,新朋老友依依不舍,互致祝福!
(轉載自中領館,Via Laoji from 劍橋中國文化中心)

「2016年僑商財務管理研習班」開始報名

2016年僑商財務管理研習班」開始報名

研習目的:
為提升僑營企業經營能力及協助僑商掌握全球經營環境變遷與強化財務管理專業技能,並促進與國內業者之商機交流。
研習時間:2016321日至41(週日不上課)
報名截止日期:2016130
主辦單位:僑務委員會
承辦單位:中國生產力中心(新北市汐止區新台五路一段79號)
報到及研習地點:中國生產力中心臺北承德教育訓練中心(臺北市大同區承德路二段81)
研習對象:
20歲(含)以上65歲(含)以下,通曉中文,有意提升僑營事業績效及自身專業能力之僑商,並以任商會幹部或近兩年未曾參加本會相關經貿研習班者為原則。
研習課程內容及時數:
實際研習日程計11天,研習總時數合計至少70包括財務報表分析、資產及風險管理、實例案例探討,並安排參訪摩國內相關企業
費用負擔方式:
1.本會負擔研習期間午餐(不含週日)、課程教材、師資及場地等學雜費用。
2.學員自行負擔自僑居地往返之交通費、研習期間之膳宿及書籍等個人費用;如需宿安排,可洽由承辦單位中國生產力中心協助代訂住宿。
報名表件請以正楷填寫或繕打,於簽名處親簽後,送至波士頓華僑文教服務中心,未經核轉逕向本會或承辦單位報名者,概不受理。報名表件請向波士華僑文教服務中心索取或逕自本會網站(www.ocac.gov.tw首頁/公告事項/開班)或全球僑商服務網(www.ocbn.org.tw首頁/僑商培訓邀訪/最新預告)下載。

AG’S OFFICE ISSUES ADDITIONAL REPORTS ON STEWARD HEALTH CARE SYSTEM UNDER FIVE-YEAR MONITORING AGREEMENT

AG’S OFFICE ISSUES ADDITIONAL REPORTS ON STEWARD HEALTH CARE SYSTEM UNDER FIVE-YEAR MONITORING AGREEMENT
BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey today released the second set of the office’s reportsevaluating Steward Health Care System following its acquisition of Caritas Christi Health Care and subsequent hospitals.
In connection with its approval of Steward’s acquisition of non-profit Caritas Christi Health Care in November 2010, the Attorney General’s Office executed an agreement with Steward to monitor its impact on the Massachusetts health care market and to enforce specific provisions of the purchase agreement related to the public interest. Subsequent agreements were executed following Steward’s acquisition of Morton Hospital and Quincy Medical Center.
Today, the AG’s Office released the second set of two reports concerning its five-year monitoring of Steward, including a Compliance Report reviewing Steward’s compliance with public interest provisions in all three transactions and a Performance and Impact Report reviewing Steward’s impact on the delivery of health care services in the communities it serves. The first set of reports was released in January 2013.
The reports released today are available on the AG’s website.
This comprehensive review was conducted by a team from AG Healey’s Health Care Division and Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division that includes Legal Analyst Robert Ciccia and Assistant Attorneys General Karen Tseng, Courtney Aladro, Nora Mann, and Brett Blank.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

麻州首名華裔女市長黃素芬年底卸任

麻州首名,也是目前唯一的華裔女市長,費奇堡(Fitchburg)市長黃素芬(Lisa Wong)年底卸任,發函揮別同仁,。
黃素芬為支持夫婿蘇圖(Soto)競選聖約克(Holyoke)市長,遷居該市,今年放棄競選連任。她的卸任,意味著麻州政壇又少一名華裔。

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for a fantastic 8 years! I have enjoyed serving our city alongside you and wish you the very best in 2016 and beyond. Please know that your hard work has made the city a much better place. I am so proud to have been a part of this team. As I only have a few more days in office I know that is not enough time to say good-bye to everyone and to tell you how much I appreciate all that you have done. I have faith that the next administration under Stephen DiNatale will be fair and hard-working, and I look forward to seeing and hearing about the many things you will accomplish together. Though I am moving on, Fitchburg will always be in my heart and a big part of my life. I will be reachable at Lawong5@aol.com or at (978) 828-4335. Thank you again for the honor of being your mayor.

Sincerely,
Lisa A. Wong

Mayor
City of Fitchburg
166 Boulder Drive
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 829-1801

麻州長查理貝克預定1/21發表2016州情咨文

BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced the State of the Commonwealth address will be scheduled for Thursday, January 21stin the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House.

夏日星辰野生動物保護園贏得ENR最佳小型項目獎

Summer Star Wins ENR’s Best Small Project Award

On November 12, 2015 at the Seaport Boston Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston, Engineering News-Record New England held the ENR Best Projects Award Breakfast to honor this year’s winners. Summer Star’s Trailhead House was chosen as the winner of the Best Small Project award. Read an excerpt from ENR below.

夏日星辰野生動物保護園的園區入口屋贏得ENR最佳小型項目獎,2015年11月12日時,在波士頓世貿中心的海港酒店舉行的紐英崙工程新聞紀錄的頒獎早餐會中領獎。
2014-25-135
“Given the sanctuary’s mission to preserve the natural environment, the project team integrated nature into the building’s design and construction. Along with the limitations of a tight 3,000-sq-ft footprint and the need to protect the surrounding two acres of forest, the building twists and turns with the landscape. The use of 3D modeling helped the project team coordinate between different disciplines and preview the effect of structural members and framing patterns.
保護園的使命是要保護自然環境,項目小組把大自然整合進樓宇設計及建築中。一方面把面積限制在3000平方英尺內,同時顧及保護兩英畝森林的需要,這棟園區入口樓改變了那兒的整個景觀。他們利用三維模型來協助不同專業的項目團隊合作,並預覽結構及框架模式的效果。
The building’s structural complexity required equally complex and customized construction details, including the handcrafted timber framing and custom-cut cedar detail installation on the building’s interior and exterior. The 30-foot-tall Tree Room’s exterior glazed walls—comprised of vertical steel—are held plumb by exposed wood, not steel, as in typical construction.”
這登山入口樓的結構複雜性,和定做建築細節同樣複雜,包括手工彫製的木框,按裝在樓宇內外,照要求切割的雪松等等。這座30英呎高樹屋外的閃亮牆壁,是由垂直鋼條組成,由外露的木頭支撐,而不像傳統建築那樣是用鋼。

Photo credit: ENR/Jean Hangarter
Photo credit: ENR/Jean Hangarter

The entire Summer Star Team is grateful for this wonderful recognition.
夏日星辰團隊為贏得獎項,都很感恩。
(原載於夏日星辰野生動物保護園通訊)

華美福利會公佈暖氣補助細節


Asian American Civic Association started accepting new applications to the 
Fuel Assistance program on November 1 until April 30 2016. Would it be possible for you to place an announcement on
your newspaper from now to April 2016? Please see the text below.

暖氣補助計劃是幫助低收入家庭於冬季期間繳付暖氣費用.
申請日期: 11/1/2015 至 4/30/2016
申請資格: (1) 波士頓 (Boston), 布碌鄰 (Brookline)及牛頓市(Newton)居民. 凡合資格的申請者皆可獲得電費,
煤氣費及電話費等的折扣優惠. 歡迎有興趣申請的人士致電 (617) 426-9492 分機0號或到華美福利會預約.

家庭人數
稅前年薪        $
家庭人數
稅前年薪   $
1
33,126
5
73,897
2
43,319
6
84,089
3
53,511
7
86,000
4
63,704
8
87,912









Fuel Assistance Program is a Federally-funded program that helps
low-income households with their home heating bills in winter season.
All eligible Fuel Assistance applicants will receive discounted gas,
electric and telephone rates.
Application date: 11/1/2015 to 4/30/2016
Eligibility: (1) Residents of Boston, Brookline or Newton
To apply, please call (617)426-9492 ext: 0 or go to AACA to make an appointment.
Household Number
Gross Annual Income       $
Household Number
Gross Annual Income   $
1
33,126
5
73,897
2
43,319
6
84,089
3
53,511
7
86,000
4
63,704
8
87,912









Thanks,

Scarlett

On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Scarlett Wu<scarlettwu@aaca-boston.org> wrote:
Hi Chutze,

Asian American Civic Association starts accepting new applications to the Fuel Assistance program on November 1 until April 30 2016. Would it be possible for you to place an announcement on
your newspaper? Please see the text below.

暖氣補助計劃是幫助低收入家庭於冬季期間繳付暖氣費用.
申請日期: 11/1/2015 至 4/30/2016
申請資格: (1) 波士頓 (Boston), 布碌鄰 (Brookline)及牛頓市(Newton)居民. 凡合資格的申請者皆可獲得電費,
煤氣費及電話費等的折扣優惠. 歡迎有興趣申請的人士致電 (617) 426-9492 分機0號或到華美福利會預約.

家庭人數
稅前年薪        $
家庭人數
稅前年薪   $
1
33,126
5
73,897
2
43,319
6
84,089
3
53,511
7
86,000
4
63,704
8
87,912









Fuel Assistance Program is a Federally-funded program that helps
low-income households with their home heating bills in winter season.
All eligible Fuel Assistance applicants will receive discounted gas,
electric and telephone rates.
Application date: 11/1/2015 to 4/30/2016
Eligibility: (1) Residents of Boston, Brookline or Newton
To apply, please call (617)426-9492 ext: 0 or go to AACA to make an appointment.
Household Number
Gross Annual Income       $
Household Number
Gross Annual Income   $
1
33,126
5
73,897
2
43,319
6
84,089
3
53,511
7
86,000
4
63,704
8
87,912









Thanks,

Scarlett


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280,000 Low-Wage Workers in Massachusetts To Get New Year’s Raise

280,000 Low-Wage Workers in Massachusetts To Get New Year’s Raise

Minimum Wage to Rise from $9 to $10; Second of Three $1 Increases

BOSTON – On January 1, 2015, 280,000 low-wage workers in Massachusetts will get their second consecutive annual raise when the state’s minimum wage rises from $9 to $10 an hour, the second of three annual $1 increases.  January 2017 will give Massachusetts the highest statewide minimum wage in the country at $11 an hour.
Raise Up Massachusetts, a coalition of more than 100 community organizations, religious groups, and labor unions, collected more than 193,000 signatures to put a minimum wage increase on the November 2014 ballot. In June 2014, the Legislature and Raise Up Massachusetts worked together to craft legislation giving Massachusetts the highest stateside minimum wage in the country and avoiding the need for a ballot campaign.

“I was proud to help shepherd our nationally-heralded minimum wage bill through the Legislature, which is now reinvigorating our work in the fight to achieve economic equality,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. “With this raise we will improve conditions for working families, provide a vehicle for economic growth and strengthen the Commonwealth’s social and economic fabric. I thank the SEIU, the many labor groups who made their voices heard and, importantly, Massachusetts’ hardworking residents for their feedback as we sculpted this bill.”

“The Senate is proud of our Commonwealth’s leadership role in allowing our hardworking residents to better provide for themselves and their families, said Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.  “We look forward to continuing efforts with the Coalition to share our prosperity widely and fairly.”

By 2017, increasing the minimum wage to $11 per hour will raise the wages of approximately 450,000 workers in Massachusetts, according to the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. The legislation also increases wages for tipped workers to $3.75 per hour by 2017. Current law sets wages at $2.63 for tipped workers.

“Raising the minimum wage puts more money in the hands of working families and helps strengthen our economy,” said Deb Fastino, Co-Chair of Raise Up Massachusetts and Executive Director of the Coalition for Social Justice (CSJ). “When hard-working people have extra money to spend in their neighborhoods, we’re all better off.”

“Our religious values tell us that all people deserve a just wage,” said Lew Finfer, Co-Chair of Raise Up Massachusetts and Director of the faith-based Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN). “We are called by God to act to bring justice for all. In the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 65, God called on us to work for a world where `they shall not labor in vain.’ That's why we expanded a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to collect those signatures and get this passed."

“Raising the minimum wage is the best way to sustain the economic stability of low wage workers and ensure that they can support their families,” said Harris Gruman, Co-Chair of Raise Up Massachusetts and Massachusetts State Director of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). “We were glad to work with the Legislature to pass this historic legislation, and we look forward to working with them in the future to build an economy that works for everyone.”

If employees do not receive the wage increase that is due starting January 1, they should call the Attorney General's Fair Labor Hotline at (617) 727-3465 and file a Wage Complaint Form through the Attorney General's website.

DORCHESTER STORE TO PAY MORE THAN $100,000 FOR FAILURE TO PAY PROPER WAGES, FAILURE TO KEEP ACCURATE PAYROLL RECORDS

DORCHESTER STORE TO PAY MORE THAN $100,000 FOR FAILURE TO PAY PROPER WAGES, FAILURE TO KEEP ACCURATE PAYROLL RECORDS
Company to Pay Restitution and Penalties for Failing to Comply with Massachusetts Wage and Hour Laws

            BOSTON – A Dorchester grocery store and its owner have agreed to pay more than $100,000 for failing to properly pay their employees in violation of the state’s wage and hour laws and for failure to maintain required payroll records, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Truong-Thinh Market, Inc. and its president, Joseph Pham, have agreed to pay more than $84,000 in restitution to workers and more than $21,000 in penalties for failure to pay minimum and overtime wages and for failing to keep accurate payroll records.

“This business took advantage of its workers by failing to pay them the appropriate hard-earned wages they were entitled to,” AG Healey said. “We will continue to advocate on behalf of Massachusetts workers to make sure they know their rights and don’t fall victim to unfair and exploitative employment practices.”    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
In July 2015, the AG’s Office began its investigation of Truong-Thinh Market, following complaints from several employees.

The investigation determined that, from September 2013 to August 2015, a total of seven employees were not paid minimum wage or the proper overtime rate. Employees were working more than 40 hours per week and were paid a salary in cash that did not meet the statutory requirements for minimum wage or overtime. The state’s Overtime Law requires employers to pay qualifying employees time and one half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a work week. The store and Pham also failed to keep accurate payroll records.

This case serves as an example of the office’s focus on providing economic security to the residents of Massachusetts, particularly vulnerable workers. The AG’s Office enforces the laws regulating the payment of wages, including prevailing wage, minimum wage and overtime laws. Workers who believe that their rights have been violated in their workplace are encouraged to call the Office’s Fair Labor Hotline at (617) 727-3465. More information about the state's wage and hour laws is also available in multiple languages at the Attorney General's Workplace Rights website www.massworkrights.com.

This matter was handled by Assistant Attorney General Lisa Price and Investigator Christina Lopez of Attorney General Maura Healey’s Fair Labor Division.

周美桃養生舞團在聖沾士教堂聚會表演慶聖誕

圖片轉載自陳建立