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Friday, June 27, 2014

昆士市市長亞裔顧問委員會最新報告


MAAAC update – June 2014 (MAAAC for Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee)
 
1. Constituent Services:
In addition to the usual business such as issues relating to trash/recycling collection, water/ property bills/ tax abatement/ questions, tree trimming, potholes, sidewalk/street light repairs, neighborhood disputes, civic education ... etc., the City's Constituent Service Office has also been helping in the relocation project in N. Quincy and the drain pipe jobs in both N. Quincy and Quincy Center areas. 

The decision to partner with the Quincy Historical Society and the Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee to host another "Sightseeing on Wheels Tour" has been confirmed. The date is set to Sunday, August 17, 2014, the same date as the Annual August Moon Festival of which the organizer is the Quincy Asian Resources, INC.

For this year, the Sightseeing on Wheels is on the "Tour of the NEW Quincy". The loop begins at Quincy City Hall. Other stops include the Coddington Hall (new), Quincy High School (new), the Faxon Field (new), the South Shore YMCA (new), the Quincy Police Station, the Pageant Field, the Stadium, the water fountain park (relatively new), the Central Middle School (new), the Quincy Chamber of Commerce Office (new), the Old Central Middle School, the Quincy Historical Society, the Quincy Center T Station and then back to Quincy City Hall.

A small photo display on "Quincy Asians" is being planned also. Details of the plan will be announced soon onwww.QuincyAsian.org
 
2. "The Eye on Quincy TV Show" 
(live broadcast on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 7pm on QATV) 
For July and August, the Show begins at 7pm and ends at 7:45pm. Our next LIVE broadcast will be on Mon., July 7, 2014. Everyone is welcome to visit or join the crew. For more INFO: http://www.quincyasian.org or on facebook: Eye on Quincy. Thank you all viewers for your feedback including Mayor Koch’s.  
 
3. Recent Quincy News Headlines:
on Quincy Sun: http://www.thequincySun.com & on the City’s Web: http://www.quincyma.gov
* Mayor Plans Expanded Mosquito Control
  http://www.quincyma.gov/Utilities/news.cfm?news_story_id=548
* Meetings set for Quincy Housing Authority Residents
* Cantonese INFO line 617-984-8914
 
4. The "Photo Exhibit" or "Asian History" project
We will be ready for a small photo display on August 17, 2010. This photo display will be a joint event with the"Sightseeing on Wheels - Tour of the NEW Quincy" Project. A tent will be set up outside of Quincy City Hall on the lawn which is the first stop of the Tour. While tour participants are waiting to hop on to the van provided by the City's Council on Aging for the Tour, participants can view the display boards under the tent that showcase the demographics changes in the City, the Asian program development and its evolution, some important milestones ... etc. 

Although this display is in small scale, it is still in line of the theme: "From the Pioneering Beginning until Now, a Retrospect of the Asian American Development in Quincy" Sample collected materials: (Some info needs to be verified.)
1. The first Chinese restaurant in 1949 vs. now in 2014: a total of over 60 Asian restaurants
2. The first Church that started Chinese ministry: about in the 80s i.e. the Chinese Baptist Church of Greater Boston at 69 Washington Street vs now: over 7 religious groups
3. The 1st Chinese/ English bilingual leadership conference: Dec 8, 1990 at N. Quincy High
4. The first and only Cantonese broadcast at WJDA Radio at 29 Brackett St, Quincy (1992 - 2006)
5. The 1st Chinese American ran for political office: Edward Lee for School Committee in 1991
6. The 1st bank that began outreach to Asians: Quincy Savings Bank
7. The 1st Annual Lunar New Year Celebration - ~ 1988
8. The 1st August Moon Festival - ~ 1987
9. Other themes

Interns/ volunteers are needed as always. Interested individuals please contact Betty Yau (byau@quincyma.gov) for details. Requirements: some art work background, bilingual and biliterate in Chinese/English preferred

5. The "Quincy Monthly Luncheon" The “Quincy Monthly Luncheon” is a self-pay luncheon which was started in Quincy by a group of Asian community workers in the early 1990s. Some "new comers" joined the informal social gathering lately and enjoyed it. To request an evite to the luncheon to meet new and old friends, feel free to write an email to Betty Yau at Kfyau@aol.com or byau@quincyma.gov
 
Until next time.
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Yau, (member)
co-writer: Tom Fabrizio of the City of Quincy
on behalf of
Attorney John Downey & Fire Inspector Jimmy Wong (co-chairs)

Mayor's Asian American Advisory Committee
(producer of the "Eye on Quincy" TV Show:)
Vision:
to help create a unified community environment.
Mission:
to provide a bridge between the City and the Asian American residents
Who we are:
We are a dedicated volunteer group. Many of us are Chinese Americans and long time Quincy residents. Our enthusiasm on community matters makes us realize that civil responsibilities are as equally important as civil rights.
http://www.quincyasian.org
facebook: eye on quincy
617-376-1298

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