Monthly Archive for September, 2009

Grand Opening: Chinatown Storefront Library

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Please join us for a ceremony celebrating the opening of the Chinatown Storefront Library

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Lion dance, brief remarks, and open house

Chinatown Storefront Library
640 Washington Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02111

RSVP: info@storefrontlibrary.org or (617) 275-8117

About the project: www.storefrontlibrary.org/about/
Sponsors: www.storefrontlibrary.org/about/sponsors/

Chinatown Storefront Library
640 Washington Street Boston MA 02111
(between Essex and Beach Streets)
Newspapers, magazines, books for children and adults, and computers.
Storyhours, author workshops, nature programs, and more.

Regular Hours starting Thursday October 15, through December 2009:
Tuesday – Friday 8:00-10:00 a.m. and 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

More information and schedule of events: www.storefrontlibrary.org or call (617) 275-8117.

TCC Meeting Notes: Thursday, September 10, 2009

TCC Minutes
Thursday, September 10, 2009
9:30 AM, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, 4th floor conference room

In attendance: Andrea Talis, Sue Kim, Kerry McGowan, Richard Goldberg, Kye Liang, Leslie Davol, Sam Davol, Dennis Lui, Kate Chang, Norman Eng, Lydia Lowe, Samuel Tsoi, Chutze Chou, Barbara Rubel, Janice Wong, Shirley Mark, Enoch Liao, Sherry Dong, Megan Cheung, Chin Wen Lee, Kun Chang, Bill Moy, Kaili Xu

I. Refreshments, Welcome, & Introductions
II. Boston Storefront Library Update,
Leslie Davol
-Opening October 15th at Archstone
-Will be at the space that was formerly occupied by the W Hotel staff fair at the base of the Archstone Building on Washington Street, approximately 3,000 square feet in size.
-Library modules presently on display at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
-The workstation area will have Pen Power styluses in order to allow for Chinese input.
-It is examining programs presently such as a story hour run by BCNC.
-Currently accepting donations in the form of both materials and cash, materials in the form of browsable items such as non-fiction, current/recent periodicals, and children’s books.
-Hours are Tuesday to Friday 8-10 AM and 4-7 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
-Details can be found at http://www.storefrontlibrary.org/.

III. H1N1 Information and Discussion, Dr. Shira Doron, M.D. Tufts Medical Center Division of Geographic Medicine & Infectious Diseases

-Large affects people under the age of 24 and persists in warm weather, unlike the typical flu.
-Has a 1-7 day incubation and infects from 1 day before to roughly 7 days after a fever.
-Spreads through respiratory droplets, cough/sneeze (6 foot range), physical contact, and inanimate objects (for a few hours).
-Businesses should prepare contingency plans in case of such absences, update sick policies, and allow parents to stay home with sick children.
-People should stay home until 24 hours after the fever resolves.
-In the workplace, signage/reminders of hygiene etiquette, tissues, no-touch trash receptacles, always-available hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes available to employees can be helpful. Disinfect high-touch areas such as communal computers/phones, elevator buttons, and door handles.
-Seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for children, people who work with children, those who are pregnant or over 65. One cannot get the flu from the vaccine, though the safety of the flu vaccine is uncertain.
-The CDC recommends flu vaccines for children over 6 months of age. Expect daily health checks on students. Staff and children should stay home until 24 hours after resolution of the flu. Expect some school closures.

IV. TCC Discussion Topic Brainstorming
-What is important to your organization right now?

Action Item: Postponed until October meeting due to time constraints.

V. Announcements, Updates, and Kaffeeklatsch
A. Preview of next meeting’s topics
B. Safety Committee (via Barbara Rubel)

Other announcements:

-Andrea Talis from Tufts Medical Center announced a Clinic Research Education Day called Aware for All on Saturday, October 3rd, running from 10 AM to 2 PM to be held in the main atrium of Tufts Medical Center at 800 Washington Street. Events include health screenings, workshops, and exhibits. For more information, call (877) 633-4376 or visit http://www.awareforall.org/boston.

-Richard Goldberg of Asian American Civic Association released a ‘final’ draft of English as a Second Language (ESL) opportunities available in Chinatown, the Chinatown Educational Pathway chart.

-Kye Liang announced a Chinatown Master Plan meeting slated for Wednesday, September 30th, to be held from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Metropolitan Meeting Room.

-Flyers were distributed for the 24th Annual Oak Street Fair run by Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, which will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 11 AM to 3 PM. It will be at the Josiah Quincy School Playground and Oak Street. Events include a watermelon eating contest, children’s performances, health/dental screenings, games/activities, and Wally the Green Monster. For more information, call (617) 635-5129 or visit http://www.bcnc.net. In addition, there is a health fair on the same date at 10 AM to 2 PM at the Tufts Medical Center Atrium. Further details will be posted on the TCC website.

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 8, 9:30 AM @ BCNC 4th floor Conference Room

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
Tufts Medical Center has put together a fun and interesting day dedicated to you and your family’s health!

Join us for:
• The opportunity to speak with nurses and physicians and discuss ways to improve your health and the health of your family
• Information on heart disease, eye problems, asthma, high blood pressure and more
• The chance to learn about available job opportunities
• Free health screenings

Saturday, September 26, 2009
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Atrium Lobby
800 Washington Street

Community Health Fair

CHINATOWN TOMORROW Vision & Goals 2010

The Chinatown Gateway
Coalition invites you to attend
the second public meeting for
CHINATOWN
TOMORROW
Vision & Goals 2010
Wednesday, September 30th
6PM –8:30PM at
Metropolitan community room
38 Oak Street, Boston, MA 02111
Chinatown Tomorrow: Vision & Goals 2010 is a two
year community initiative by the Chinatown Gateway
Coalition to update the Chinatown master plan. The public
meeting will be an opportunity for the community to
provide input and comment on the master planning process.
To learn more about Chinatown Tomorrow:
Vision & Goals 2010, please contact:
Kye Liang
Chinatown Gateway Coalition Coordinator
Tel: (617) 635-5129 ext. 1071
Email: info@chinatowngateway.org
www.chinatowngateway.org/mp2010

華埠牌樓聯盟
誠意邀請閣下出席
第二次社區會議
華埠的未來
2010 年的展望及目標
日期﹕2009 年9 月30 日(星期三)
時間﹕晚上6-8 時半
地點﹕信義大廈會議室
波士頓屋街38 號
華埠的未來﹕2010 年華埠整體計劃的展望及目標 是一個
為期兩年的社區倡議更新計劃。公眾會議將是一個機會
讓社區成員提供意見和參與整體規劃的過程。
如想了解更多華埠的未來﹕2010 年的展望及目標,請聯
絡項目協調員梁志生先生。請致電﹕(617)635-5129
轉1071
或電郵至: info@chinatowngateway.org
网址﹕www.chinatowngateway.org/mp2010