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Friday, January 30, 2015

北京中醫藥大學訪波士頓推動醫教一體、中醫走向國際化

北京中醫藥大學訪問團廿八日晚抵達波士頓,拜會本地中醫團體,訪問哈佛大學,為推動醫教一體,實現中醫國際化的遠景,探討彼此合作可能。
            北京中醫藥大學校長徐安龍率同該校東直門醫院副院長田金洲,東方醫院副院長胡凱文,針灸推拿學院副院長趙百孝等約十人,廿八日晚抵達波士頓,在劍橋市凱悅酒店和麻省中醫學會,美中醫學交流協會幹部座談,昨(廿九)日下午再到哈佛大學醫學院達娜法伯癌症中心(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)舉辦講座,和哈佛大學高管晤面,商討合作可能。
            徐安龍2013年一月接任北京中醫藥大學校長後,積極推動中醫國際化。廿八日晚,他和麻省中醫學會,美中醫學交流協會等的骨幹人員座談時表示,爭取話語權,建立平等對話機制,推動中醫走向世界是該校未來努力方向。在一路前行時,他們要搭三座橋,分別連接起古代和現代醫學,學院派和民間派中醫,以及中國和世界。
            去年十一月十七日,中國北京中醫藥大學校長徐安龍和澳洲西悉尼大學校長格羅夫簽署協議,在澳洲建立中醫中心。中國國家主席習近平,澳洲總理阿博特都親自出席。
            徐安龍指出,那將是北京中醫藥大學推動中醫國際化的一個模式,希望陸續在俄羅斯,美國等地,都建一個中醫中心,作為把中醫的醫療服務,教育,研究與文化交流,結為一體的綜合平台,推動中醫及中國文化,走向全世界,展現中國的軟實力。
中國國家主席習近平有國學,國醫,國民等三個情節。他相信在習近平支持,中國國力趨強走勢下,中醫時代不遠。
            麻省中醫學會會長張群豪,秘書長李志平,理事劉京,陸衛東,侯鶴仁,張瑋,美中醫學交流協會會長孔學君,副會長林旭,秘書長盧剛等人廿八日晚出席座談,全都非常支持北京中醫藥大學的擴展理念,對北京中醫藥大學擴建校舍的美麗宏圖,也稱讚不已,但談及推廣中醫國際化,他們分別建議,從已廣為西方人接受的針灸著手,發行針灸白皮書,並以更為科學,並非中醫專業人士也看得懂的敘述,來做傳播文案等等。
            北京中醫藥大學訪問團昨晚轉往紐約,預定再轉往華府後就啟程歸國,整個訪美行程只有五天,十分緊湊。


圖片說明:

            北京中醫藥大學校長徐安龍(後左七)率團訪波士頓,麻省中醫學會會長張群豪(右六),美中醫學交流協會會長孔學君(前右三)等人組隊歡迎。(菊子攝)

            北京中醫藥大學校長徐安龍表示,該校發行的雜誌,是出版署近三年來批准發行的第一份刊物。(菊子攝)

            陸衛東(左二)是麻州政府中醫委員會主席。(菊子攝)


            北京中醫藥大學在會中放映學校發展簡介幻燈片。(菊子攝)

波士頓已發 94000張居民停車許可 市府將整頓發放規定

暴風雪過後,處處積雪如山的情景,讓路邊停車再成話題。波士頓市發放居民停車許可證無數量限制,有300多人擁有五張以上的情況經波士頓環球報揭曉後,許多人驚訝、慨嘆,難怪找地方停車越來越難。
波士頓環球報在過去這一週內,一連發出兩篇文章,談論居民停車證問題,指出大波士頓早從幾十年前開始,實施免費發放居民停車證這制度,起初只是發給畢肯丘一帶居民,後來擴展到全市各地,而且發放時並無每人或每戶只能申請多少張的限制。截至今年一月,波士頓市共發出94,000張居民停車證,和2006年的數目相比,增加了將近25%
由於波士頓市政府並不知道市內到底有多少個居民停車空位,靠居民停車證找地方停車有多難,市府並無概念。市內人口較集中的北端(North End),南端(South End),南波士頓(South Boston)普遍有停車不易現象。
北端區有一團體試著做過調查,估計該地區約有1500個停車位,4000張居民停車許可證。
波士頓環球報根據“自由資訊法”從波市府索得的數據顯示,波市共有300多人擁有五張以上的居民停車許可證,其中一對住在南端的夫婦Samuel E. Bain Jr.,,擁有十一張居民停車許可證,一名住在北端的市府員工擁有五張。
在波士頓市府管理停車項目八年,月中才升任交通局長的Gina Fiandaca表示,市府的目標是方便市民停車,但停車位一直有限也是事實。她將參考其他城市做法,採取一系列措施來解決問題。可能的辦法包括限制每名駕車者,或是每個地址能申請停車許可的數量,收取證照費,縮短許可時間等。
波士頓的居民停車許可,目前是一發兩年有效。
費城收取費用,第一張每年收三十五元,第二張五十元,第三張七十五元,然後以此類推。舊金山限制每個地址頂多發四張停車許可。麻州劍橋市和尚莫維爾市雖然也和波士頓市一樣,沒有發放數量限制,但也都收費,尚莫維爾每張許可收三十元,劍橋市每張收廿五元。劍橋市同時還一年檢查兩次紀錄,以確保持證者還住在原處,去年取消了一千張許可証。
波士頓市議員吳弭(Michelle Wu)住在南端。她坦言當地居民或訪客面對的最大問題之一,就是停車。這的確是個該探討解決辦法的問題。

陳家驊、陳建立升任至孝篤親公所元老

紐英崙至孝篤親公所(GHOT)上週日(1/25)舉行公所月會,經元老陳仕維提名,大會無異議通過,陳家驊(右),陳建立(左)兩人加入元老行列後,上香,祭祖。
至孝篤親公所表示,陳家驊目前是北美至孝篤親總公所的元老,並在1981年到2012年間,擔任過四屆紐英崙至孝篤親的正副主席,陳建立則在1979年至2006年間,擔任過五屆正副主席,資歷豐富,早就有資格升任元老。

紐英崙至孝篤親公所即日起,共有五名元老,包括陳毓璇,陳毓禮,陳仕維,陳家驊,陳建立。(圖由紐英崙至孝篤親公所提供)

OLYMPIC BID COMMUNITY MEETING RESCHEDULED

OLYMPIC BID COMMUNITY
MEETING RESCHEDULED

BOSTON—Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the Olympic and Paralympic Bid Community Meeting will be rescheduled to Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30PM at Suffolk Law School on Tremont Street.

To be included on future updates on Boston’s Olympic and Paralympic Bid, please text your e-mail address to 617-431-4100. Any questions can be e-mailed to Olympics@boston.gov.

Originally, this meeting was rescheduled to Tuesday, February 3rd. However, due to possible inclement weather, the meeting is now rescheduled to Thursday, February 5, 2015. See full schedule attached. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BCNC 2/7 辦哈金與讀者見面會


Lt. Governor Polito Kicks Off “Building Stronger Communities” Tour in Holyoke, Greenfield

Lt. Governor Polito Kicks Off “Building Stronger Communities” Tour in Holyoke, Greenfield
Lt. Governor Meets with Mayors To Discuss The Community Compact Cabinet, Chapter 90 Funds

HOLYOKE – Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today began the “Building Stronger Communities” tour in Holyoke and Greenfield to meet with local officials and discuss ways to strengthen partnerships in all schools and communities across the Commonwealth.  Last Friday, Governor Charlie Baker signed his first Executive Order, creating the Community Compact Cabinet chaired by Lt. Governor Polito, to ensure the Governor’s Office works more closely with local governments. 

“Governor Baker and I both worked as selectmen in our hometowns and we understand how important it is for state and local government to work hand in hand to achieve greatness,” said Lt. Governor Polito.  “Our mission is to bring our cities and towns to the table to create an effective and efficient partnership, driving stronger schools and communities in the Commonwealth.”

Polito also discussed the $100 million in new Chapter 90 funding that was released on the Administration’s first day in office to fund local road and bridge repairs for every city and town in the Commonwealth.  The Baker Administration has pledged to protect local aid, funding for the homelessness and the Department of Children and Families.

"I am excited about these new initiatives coming from the Governor's Office. They will allow for a better flow of information between state and local leaders, in addition to giving cities like Holyoke the tools necessary to navigate the many state bureaucracies,” said Mayor Morse.  “This is particularly important in terms of job creation and economic development, two areas where Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. Polito agree we need to be working closely together."

“We are encouraged by this concept of a Community Compact. Regional centers, whether they are Gateway Cities or not, like Greenfield, Gardner, Gloucester and North Adams, are integral hubs of commerce, culture, education and jobs,” said Mayor Martin.  “This Compact will allow direct communication with the Governor and Executive Secretaries concerning the unique and special needs of these local regional centers. The increased Chapter 90 monies began a long journey to repair and maintain our roads and bridges. Any assistance to abbreviate the bureaucratic process for action in dealing with these issues will be helpful.”

On January 8th, Governor Baker sent a letter to all mayors informing them that Chapter 90 apportionment for Fiscal Year 2015 were increased.  Holyoke increased from $1,059,765 to $1,589,648 and Greenfield increased from $640,398 to $960,597.  Click here to read more on Ch. 90 Funds.

About Executive Order:

• Empowers Lieutenant Governor Polito to be a champion for municipal issues across state government.

• Restructures the Department of Revenue to include a new Senior Commissioner for the Division of Local Services, reporting directly to the Commissioner.

• Creates a Community Compact Cabinet that will work toward mutual accountability, work to reduce red tape, promote best practices, and develop specific “community compacts” with local governments. 

• These community compacts will create clear, mutual standards, expectations, and accountability for both the state and municipalities as we seek to create better government for our citizens.

Click here to read more on Governor Baker’s Executive Order and Chapter 90 Funding.

Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Names George Peterson Commissioner of Fish and Game

Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Names 
George Peterson Commissioner of Fish and Game

BOSTON - January 29, 2015 - Today, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton announced George N. Peterson, Jr. will serve as Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game. Secretary Beaton also announced that Mary-Lee King will serve as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game.

“I have the utmost faith in George’s dedication and capability to lead the Department of Fish and Game,” said Matthew BeatonSecretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs. “As an avid outdoorsman and former commercial fisherman, George will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a unique understanding of the issues most important to sportsmen and commercial fishermen across the Commonwealth.” 

“I thank Secretary Beaton, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito for asking me to serve as Commissioner,” said George N. Peterson, Jr., Commissioner of Department of Fish and Game. I am honored to lead the Department of Fish and Game, and look forward to upholding the Department’s ongoing commitment to the protection of the Commonwealth’s wildlife, open space, and outdoors educational programs.”

“I would like to thank Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, Secretary Beaton, and Commissioner Peterson for this opportunity,” said Mary-Lee King, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game.  “Having worked for the last six years in the Department, I look forward to continuing to work with the agency’s talented and committed staff.”

George N. Peterson, Jr., Commissioner of Department of Fish and Game

George Peterson served for 20 years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing the Ninth Worcester District. Prior to his time on Beacon Hill, George served in municipal government for 10 years in the town of Grafton. 

In the private sector, George has worked as both a commercial fisherman based out of Gloucester, MA, as well as the owner of a wholesale and retail seafood business. 

George is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Stockbridge where he earned a degree in Park Management and Arboriculture.

Mary-Lee King, Deputy Commissioner of Department of Fish and Game

Mary-Lee King currently serves as the Interim Commissioner for the Department of Fish and Game. Mary-Lee has also served as the Legislative Director for the Department of Fish and Game. King has previously held the position of Chief Policy Advisor in the Weld Administration, and served as Chief of Staff for State Senator Paul Cellucci.

MAYOR WALSH LAUNCHES GO BOSTON 2030 "WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION" TRUCK

MAYOR WALSH LAUNCHES GO BOSTON 2030 
"WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION" TRUCK

Questions submitted by residents, commuters will serve as basis of long-range transportation plan for Boston

BOSTON - January 29, 2015 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today launched the on-the-ground phase of the City of Boston’s Go Boston 2030 transportation initiative with the “What’s Your Question” truck, a glass truck that will visit every city neighborhood from January 29 to February 7. The truck is part of the larger Go Boston 2030 Question Campaign that asks residents and commuters, “What’s your question about getting around Boston in the future?”

Go Boston 2030 is an initiative launched by the City of Boston to imagine a bold new transportation plan for Boston for the next five, 10, and 15 years. The plan will be built on direct input from people who participate in the Question Campaign by donating their question in-person through the “What’s Your Question” truck, donating online at GoBoston2030.org, tweeting their question using the #GoBoston2030 hashtag, or texting questions to 617-925-6914. Participants can track their question throughout the process to see how their input fits into the larger Vision, which will be created from submitted questions.  Everyone is encouraged to donate a question whether resident, commuter, or visitor.

“The Go Boston 2030 initiative is using the latest technology and real grass roots activity to achieve an unprecedented level of community engagement. We're hearing directly from a broad group of people about what their needs and hopes are for Boston's transportation future,” said Mayor Walsh. “Together, through this initiative, the public and city officials will build a bold and innovative plan that will improve mobility for residents, commuters, and visitors.”

The Go Boston 2030 initiative takes a unique approach to community engagement through the Question Campaign that combines cutting edge technology with grassroots, in-person interaction to gather input from as many residents, commuters, and visitors possible on what their needs and hopes are for transportation. The campaign was built on the premise that asking questions can inspire vision, make concerns visible, and lead to great ideas.

Roughly 1,000 questions have been submitted so far, which are available to view and track on the Go Boston 2030 website. To engage more people, Go Boston 2030 has also been advertising on the MBTA buses and trains as well as bus shelters. The goal is to have about 5,000 questions donated in this Question Campaign. The “What’s Your Question” truck will tour the city for 10 days and provide people with the opportunity to donate and display their question right in the truck.  The stops cover every neighborhood in Boston – from residential to the business districts.
“Our last comprehensive transportation was completed more than a decade ago and things have changed in the city,” said Transportation Commissioner Gina Fiandaca. “We are developing a big vision as well as a concrete list of immediate improvements and long term investments to ensure that our transportation system is safer, greener, and more equitable for everyone traveling in Boston in the future. Working with residents and business, this vision will establish common goals for shaping mobility in the future.”
Following the Question Campaign, the submitted questions will be reviewed and organized into themes, which, in turn, will serve as the foundation for a Vision, shared goals, and set of early action steps to be released this spring.  This will be followed by a comprehensive, long-term Action Plan to be released in spring of 2016 that will have resulting transformative polices and projects designed to increase equity in mobility, improve the economy, better connect people to jobs and education, and protect the environment.
The public will have further opportunities to weigh in on all phases of the process with public forums in spring to display the results of the Question Campaign. In the fall of 2015, there will be more public meetings to identify policies and projects to help turn the Vision and goals into an innovative transportation plan. 
The Go Boston 2030 initiative is led by the Boston Transportation Department and is a collaboration of many City agencies, MassDOT, and the MBTA.  The initiative is steered by the Mayor’s Mobility Plan Advisory Committee, which is co-chaired by Representative Russell Holmes, who represents the Sixth Suffolk district in Boston and Richard Dimino, President and CEO of A Better City, a business group advancing the economic competitiveness and quality of life in Boston.

Question Truck Schedule

The “What’s Your Question” truck schedule is below. This is subject to change due to winter weather. For the latest schedule, please contact Alice Brown at alice.brown@boston.gov.
·         Thurs 1/29      
o   12:00 – 2:00    City Hall Plaza
o   4:00 – 7:00      Hyde Park – River Street at Fairmount Avenue
·         Fri 1/30           
o   12:00 – 2:00    Back Bay/Beacon Hill – Copley Square 
o   4:00 – 7:00      South Boston – West Broadway at East Broadway
·         Sat 1/31          
o   12:00 – 2:00    Allston/Brighton – Oak Square YMCA
o   4:00 – 7:00      North End – Cross Street at Hanover Street
·         Mon 2/2          
o   12:00 – 2:00    Downtown Crossing – Summer Street at Washington Street
o   4:00 – 7:00      Charlestown – Public Library
·         Tues 2/3          
o   12:00 – 2:00    Downtown – Dewey Square
o   4:00 – 7:00      Roslindale Square
·         Wed 2/4         
o   12:00 – 2:00    Mattapan Square
o   4:00 – 7:00      West Roxbury – Roche Community Center
·         Thurs 2/5        
o   12:00 – 2:00    Roxbury – Dudley Square 
o   1:45 – 3:30      Roxbury – Madison Park High
o   4:00 – 7:00      Jamaica Plain – Centre Street at Green Street
·         Fri 2/6 
o   12:00 – 2:00    Chinatown Gate 
o   4:00 – 7:00      East Boston - Maverick Square 
·         Sat 2/7
o   12:00 – 2:00    South End – Tremont Street at Clarendon Street
o   4:00 – 7:00      Dorchester – Upham's Corner 
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