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Letter of Support for Chinatown Branch Library

[The following is a message from the Chinatown Cultural Committee, a group spearheading efforts for a Chinatown Branch Library.]

Dear TCC members,
At the last TCC meeting, the Chinatown Library committee gave an update on our progress and asked members of TCC to write letters of support to the Mayor’s office. This is an important strategy so that the Mayor understands that there is widespread community support for a branch library. Below is a template to use. We ask that you put the letter on your organizational letter head and send the letter to and cc the following people:

Daniel Koh
Jerome Smith
Christine Schonhart
Carolyn Rubin

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Carolyn Rubin, Chair, Chinatown Cultural Committee

Letter template:
Dear Mayor Walsh,

On behalf of (your organization), we are writing in support of the Chinatown Library Campaign.

(Describe your organization’s mission)

(Your organization) believes a Chinatown Branch library is important because _____________. A branch library holds the potential to be a focal gathering place for the community, fill a gap in needed services and also help to anchor Chinatown as a cultural center given the shifting demographics in the neighborhood.

We know that building a library is a multi-step process and as a first step, we are writing to urge the mayor to allocate funds for an updated feasibility study for building a Chinatown Branch Library at the China Trade Center. We believe that the China Trade Center is a potential site for the library and believe the building could be an important anchor for the Chinatown community. Allocation of capital funds for a feasibility study could provide us with the technical and planning expertise that we need to explore how we get from here to the end goal, which could include and incorporate creative approaches to leveraging developer commitments.

We appreciate your commitment to establishing a branch library for the neighborhood and want to work with you to make this happen.

Your name and title

CC: Daniel Koh
Jerome Smith
Christine Schonhart
Carolyn Rubin

Together: Strengthening the Health of Chinatown

Asian Health Symposium, Friday, Oct 16

Would you like an opportunity for community-building, networking, and learning about research conducted in Boston’s Chinatown? Don’t miss Together, Strengthening the Health of Chinatown: An Asian Health Symposium.

This exciting event, free and open to all, is hosted by the Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations Through Translational Research (ADAPT) Program and will include:

  • A sneak peek at the first systematic survey of Chinatown residents
  • Representatives from community non-profits discussing research projects that involve their organizations
  • A discussion about developing a community-driven health agenda for Boston’s Chinatown.
  • A light breakfast and lunch.

Friday, October 16, 8:30AM-3:00PM
Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA

Please register to attend.

Click here for a flyer for this event. For more info, click here.

First Annual Asian Heritage Scholarship Awardee Announced

Infinity Law Group is pleased to announce that Jaili Huang, a student at Cardozo Law School in New York City, has been awarded the first annual Asian Heritage Law School Scholarship.

Ms. Jiali Huang was chosen due to her impeccable student record, her pursuit of law, and her touching story of being an advocate and translator for much of her Asian community at the tender age of eight.

To read more, go here.
To learn more about the Asian Heritage Scholarship, go here.

Chinatown City Services Community Meeting: June 24

Jerome Smith, Director of Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood
Services invites all neighborhood residents, civic and
business leaders to a community meeting to discuss basic city
services concerning Chinatown. The following departments
will have representation:

  • Boston Public Library
  • Elderly Affairs
  • Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Public Works
  • Neighborhood Development
  • Inspectional Services
  • Office of New Bostonians
  • Boston Center For Youth & Families.

Where: Josiah Quincy School Auditorium
885 Washington Street
Boston MA, 02111

When: Tuesday June 24, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

For more information please call Denny Ching, Mayor’s Office of
Neighborhood Services 617-635-3891.

To see the original notice, click here.