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TCC Meeting Notes: Thursday, April 9, 2009

9:30 AM, meeting at BCNC, 4th floor conference room.

Attendees: Amy Li, Angela Sun, Barbara Rubel, Beverly Wing, Candice Montalro, Chrasandra Reeves, Chutze Chou, Dennis Lui, Elaine Ng, Enoch Liao, Jessica Goldberg, Joseph Rodriguez, Kelly Diep, Kendra Thomas, Kerry McGowan, Kun Chang, Kye Liang, Lian Yu, Megan Cheung, Pamela Lee, Richard Goldberg, Sherry Dong, Weijie Huang

Agenda Items

Outcomes / Action Items

I. Refreshments, Welcome, Introductions

II. Federal Stimulus Funding (ARRA): Update and How Do We Influence the Priorities and Meeting Community Needs? TCC sub-committee report by Beverly Wing

Sub-committee of TCC met to strategize and identified a range of priorities

Produced written testimony to forum at Boston Public Library

Sub-committee to reconvene on April 17, 2009 (9:00 AM at BCNC) for the next steps to advocacy and mobilizing commitments

III. MBTA Jobs Lottery, Joe Rodriguez, Kendra Thomas

Job lottery for bus operators, train operators, and station workers.

Lottery runs every two years.

The next lottery opens in August 2009, for 8 weeks.

Contact Joseph Rodriguez (617-222-4580, or Kendra Thomas (617-222-3140,

See attachment for more information.

IV. MasterPlan 2010 Update, Kye Liang

Contact Kye Liang for more information on the MasterPlan 2010. (

V. Establishing Agenda Topics for Next Meetings

A. Going back to list of topics generated at September 2008 TCC meeting:

  • Jobs (good jobs, trends) Economic Trends
  • Traffic and safety Community development/MP
  • Health svcs for new immigrants Keeping community’s vitality
  • Helping members work with students Space for new programs
  • Educating community on issues/elections Youth and families
  • Sexual health/AIDS prevention Economic well-being
  • Financial literacy Poverty in Chinatown
  • Expanding TCC’s “boundaries” and Focus to connect broader community
  • Spiritual health of the community

B. Future TCC meetings will begin to focus on these topics.

VI. Announcements, Updates, and Kaffeeklatsch

A. Safety Committee

Open meeting on the first Wednesday of each month, 10:00 AM at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chinatown (821 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111)

Chinatown Neighborhood Council (CNC) has a sub-committee in the Safety Committee

Barbara Rubel will begin bringing the Safety Committee meeting minutes to TCC.

B. Announcements

1. Community Connections hosted by TCC and The Boston Foundation, April 15, 2009

2. Candidate’s Forum (Third Suffolk State Representative Race)

Tuesday, April 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Quincy Elementary School cafeteria, 885 Washington Street, Chinatown

Co-sponsors to date: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Leather District Neighborhood Council, Chinese Progressive Association

3. Candidate’s Debate (Third Suffolk Representative Race)

Tuesday, April 21, 12:00-1:30pm

Location: AACA, 87 Tyler Street, Boston, Ma 02111

Contact Sunny Schwartz for details.

4. Friends of Fort Point Channel – various family activities, more details to come.

5. Boston Alliance for Community Health

The Boston Alliance for Community Health will be hosting its Annual Event. The theme is “Wellness and Obesity”.

Wednesday, May 6, 4:00-7:00pm
goulston & storrs (next to Rowes Wharf) 400 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

Contact Chrasandra Reeves, Alliance Coordinator. (617) 279 -2240 ext. 516

6. IRS Job Fair

Gee How Oak Tin Association of New England will be hosting a Job Fair given by the Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service.

Explore Careers in: Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Revenue Collection, Criminal Investigation, Customer Service and More

Saturday, May 2, 12:00-3:30pm

Location: Gee How Oak Tin Association, 77 Harrison Avenue, third floor, Chinatown

No age restrictions but a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. Bring your resume. No pre-registration is required but please RSVP or send questions:

Contact Paula Chan – 781-789-0713 or Man Hoo Chan – 781-439-7489

Barbara Rubel will bring Safety Committee minutes to TCC.

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ BCNC 4th floor Conference Room.