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Thursday, January 31, 2013

连任、不连任 Menino还未松口


今年已高龄七十岁的倍投方案图片顿市长万宁路(Thomas M. Menino),廿九日晚发表第廿次市情咨文後,坊间出现更多他将竞选第六度连任的猜测。
????? 万宁路早前因为呼吸道感染,血液凝块,脊椎骨折,2型糖尿病等病症而住院八周,倍投方案图片顿流行交响乐团指挥Keith Lockhart还特地到医院探望他,录下他唱圣诞歌的镜头。
????? 出院後的本月廿日,万宁路在柏文屋(Parkman House)告诉WBZ电视台记者Jon Keller,他还有兴趣继续当市长。
今年一月的上半个月,他也又筹得3350元,使得竞选财库余额达到650145.24元。
????? 倍投方案图片顿环球报的一篇文章指出,今年已七十岁的万宁路,必须在五月十三日前做出是否竞选连任的决定。他从前任雷夫连(Raymond L. Flynn)赴梵帝冈当美国大使後,接下市长职务,到七月十二日就将庆祝当市长廿年。
????? 尽管距离报名参选市长的截止日期只剩几个月,波市迄今还无人站出来挑战。万宁路的竞选财库还剩大约六十五万元。数目比四年前少了一半,但比绝大多数的可能候选人都多。
????? 倍投方案图片顿环球报认为,从万宁路针对女性要推出的一系列计划,不难猜想这是有意继续在位者才会做的事。
????? 倍投方案图片顿环球报的另一篇文章则称,万宁路的这篇市情咨文,表面漂亮,却几乎全是无法衡量的承诺。
????? BostonInno则认为,尽管万宁路推动了许多他们支持的项目,包括引入「贺伯威(Hubway)」自行车租用系统,推出餐饮卡车,以及全美国的第一个流动市政府,但他们仍认为万宁路已在位太久,该有新人出来。

波市长看未来 要助人发挥潜能 呼吁反枪、妇女平权


倍投方案图片顿市长万宁路(Thomas M. Menino)廿九日晚在全体出席者起立鼓掌二分钟余的热情中,发表第十五次市情咨文,第廿次年度讲话,强调倍投方案图片顿市惊人、健全、强大,前景灿烂。
????? 万宁路在芬纽厅(Faneuil Hall)描绘出一个更美好、公平、安全的未来倍投方案图片顿市。他说波市人才,足以推动本市成长,政府要做的是帮助每一个人发挥潜能。
今年起波市要推出一系列新项目,包括在未来三年内投资三千万元改革教育体系;组织妇女人力会(Women’s Workforce Council),推出「主街妇女(Women on Main)」交流项目,以使倍投方案图片顿市成为全美第一个达到妇女享有平等待遇的城市;和哈佛大学、麻省理工学院及edX合作,在社区中心提供免费课程,让一般人也能获取增加经济能力的知识;拨出一百万平方尺的市有土地,为中产家庭建房屋等等。
????? 他也呼吁市民支持他和纽约市长彭博等人组织的市长反枪枝协会,向充斥枪枝的社会说「真的够了(Enough is enough)」。
????? 早前住院八周的万宁路,体形明显清瘦不少,神情略显精力不如以往充沛,但他的发言内容充满感情,描绘出希望。他表示自己是名谦卑的市长,感恩所有市民与市府员工帮着他挺了过来(pull him through)
万宁路在州情报告中也历数了波市过去一年来的成就,包括有价值16亿元的22项土地发展计划已破土动工;包括绿路上的支付友(Paypal)、爱悦(Lovejoy)码头的Converse,在布莱顿扩展的新平衡(New Balance),搬进波市城中区的数位(Digital)公司等,已有数以百计的公司把几千个工作岗位带进了创新区(innovation district);洛士百利的Shelburne社区中心翻修了;波市公共图书馆多了四万名持有借书证者,果树花园(Orchard Gardens)学校已成为全国的成功故事;波市警察和联邦政府合作,逮捕了27名罪犯,波市的暴力犯罪率较七年前下降了28%,今年新增了68名警察等。
万宁路打算为学区内的学校争取更多自由,提议取消区内特许学校(In-district charter schools)数目的上限。他举例指出,在南倍投方案图片顿取代了盖文(Gavin)学校的上学校(UP Academy),教的是同一批小孩,却极为成功,在全州各中学中,获得数学成绩成长最多荣誉。
万宁路特地请成员包括前昆士中学校长黄伯勳在内的学校选择外部顾问委员会(External Advisory Committee on School Choice)起立,指出他们将在未来数日,向波市公校总监卡萝强森提交最後决定的学校选择方案建议。
为做准备,他将在新年度的预算中,列出一笔三千万元的「品质改善金」,提供给学校奖励优良老师、培训领导力、延长教学时间,翻修学校设施等。
万宁路表示,波市要发光发亮,必须帮助妇女释放她们的潜能。他因此宣布一系列的支持倍投方案图片顿妇女行动,首先是推出「主街妇女(Women on Main)」项目,为波市各主街区内拥有自营事业的妇女建立一个交流平台。其次他要推出一百万元的教育者资源金(Capital Resources for Educators),以低息贷款,帮助市内儿童获得品质更好的托儿照顾。再来,波市要成为第一个帮助年青妇女协商平等薪酬的城市,建立第一个「妇女人力会」。
谈到人口时,万宁路指出,现在是个城市年代,不但老年人纷纷搬进城里,估计到2017年时波市会有十万耆英,而且年轻人也是涌入,而不是逃离倍投方案图片顿。波市将推动使市府的许多服务都能在当天办完(same day services),扩大课余活动,支持青少年暑期工作机会等。
倍投方案图片顿环球报在昨(三十)日刊出的报导中指出,万宁路进场时,群众鼓掌时间长达二分四十六秒,发言内容有很大一部份像竞选词。本报记者也听到有人在会场高喊「再四年」。麻州财政厅厅长葛罗斯曼(Steve Grossman)回应环球报提问时表示,他觉得会场群众的反应是,「市长,你要继续做,我们就让你做」。
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??????????? 倍投方案图片顿市长万宁路(讲台正後)发表完市情咨文後,请妻子安琪拉及一众子孙上台和市民见面。(菊子摄)

??????????? 倍投方案图片顿市长万宁路明显的比以前清瘦许多。(菊子摄)

??????????? 黄伯勳已於年前卸任昆士中学校长,并获邀加入学校选择外部顾问委员会。(菊子摄)

??????????? 倍投方案图片顿市长发表市情咨文,联邦、州、市政要云集。不但麻州州长派区克(Deval Patrick)与麻州州务卿威廉盖文,财政厅长葛罗斯曼,总检察官柯克莉,稽核长邦普,参众两会议长狄乐欧,泰瑞莎穆瑞等人全都在座,连国会众议员马基(Ed Marky)、林奇(Steven Lynch),以及去年底刚当选为国会议员的甘乃迪家族第三代,约瑟夫甘乃迪三世(见图),以及已过世联邦参议员爱德华甘乃迪的遗孀维琪甘乃迪都在座。(菊子摄)
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Boston Casting 徵中文男声


BOSTON CASTING is seeking NON UNION MALE NATIVE MANDARIN CHINESE SPEAKERS ( 21 -40 years old Age Range) ?FOR A VOICEOVER PROJECT.
If cast, the project will record this Spring and pay $600 a day. ? Male cast will record ?4 days a week over a 10-12 week time period.

This is an exciting project. ? The audition will be this Friday, February 1st. ?Please email a note and tell me about yourself: ?bostoncastingsubmit@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WCVB 1/31晚七点半播放昆市专辑

You've heard of Southie Pride, well, Quincy's got its own positive attitude!
This Thursday January 31st at 7:30 PM?please tune into WCVB, Channel 5 to watch The Chronicles report on Quincy.?Thanks to John Adams and?John Quincy Adams?it can claim to be The City of Presidents. And it also looms large in American pop culture as the birthplace of road food icons Howard Johnson's and Dunkin' Donuts, not to mention the punk rock band Dropkick Murphys. But this South Shore city isn't resting on its laurels. Ted Reinstein found homemade pasta that rivals the North End and a 65-foot Sushi bar. And he tells us about a groundbreaking redevelopment project that will change the face of the city forever.?Watch this wonderful report on Quincy that also highlights QARI's work with the community!
Mark your calendars:?
Quincy Lunar New Year Festival!
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 10:30 AM?- 4:00 PM
The 25th?Quincy Lunar New Year Festival presented by Quincy Asian Resources and sponsored by South Cove Community Health Center and many other local businesses, will open at 10:30 a.m. with a traditional Lion Dance followed by hours of entertainment, exhibits, activities and information for people of all backgrounds and cultures.


The festival is just part of the global celebration of the Lunar Year of the Snake. Snakes are revered as good omens in the Chinese zodiac and are considered to be intuitive, refined and graceful.

This year's festival features a Family Area with crafts, games and physical activities for kids organized by the South Shore YMCA; a Cultural Area with painting, Beijing Opera costumes and a mahjong contest; a Green Area sponsored by State Street to educate visitors about the environment; and a Chinese Wishing Tree where people can ask for their dreams to come true.

麻州长宣布William 'Mo" Cown暂代John Kerry 遗缺


麻州州长派区克(Deval Patrick)(三十)日一早,在州长办公室旁的会议室宣布,指派他的前任幕僚长柯文(William “Mo” Cowan)担任临时联邦参议员,暂代克里(John Kerry)就任美国国务卿後所留遗缺。
????? 递补克里联邦参议员席位的选举,订六月廿五日举行。初选日期为四月三十日。
????? 克里获确认为美国国务卿的消息,在一月廿九日东岸时间下午四点多传出。当晚联邦、州、市政要,大都聚在芬纽厅(Faneuil Hall),出席倍投方案图片顿市长万宁路的市情咨文发表会。麻州州长派区克显然刻意压後了宣布,这临时参议员席位指派结果。
????? 现年43岁,也是非洲裔的柯文,2009年起就加入了派区克/穆瑞政府(Patrick-Murray Administration),担任州长的幕僚长及总法律顾问,去年十一月才辞去他那年薪十四万四千元的工作。他将成为继布鲁克(Edward Brook)之後,第二位担任麻州联邦参议员的非洲裔人。共和党籍的布鲁克在1966年到1978年间,担任代表麻州联邦参议员。
????? 柯文昨早在记者会中表示,他原本正要离开州府工作,回到私人企业去,没想到州长廿九日给了他这一机会,但他将不会竞选公职。
在北卡Yadkinville,只有2200人的小镇成长,毕业於杜克大学,东北大学法学院的柯文,曾任米斗塞郡的特别助理检察官,在19772009年间是Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo律师楼的律师,後来成为合夥人。他和妻子Stacy以及两个儿子住在史托顿(Stoughton)
廿二年前才来到倍投方案图片顿的柯文坦言,麻州给了他机会,他也很愿意为麻州奉献自己的时间、精力。
派区克把柯文的获指派为联邦参议员看作平权运动的美国梦。
由於本身是非洲裔人的麻州州长派区克,去年十二月中才指派了五十岁出头,非洲裔的萨福克郡狱政官(Sheriff)卡布萝(Andrea J. Cabral)出任麻州公安厅厅长(Secretary of Public Safety),如今又指派非洲裔的柯文,担任这前任麻州众议员巴尼法兰克曾公开要求被指派的职位,引来派区克是否刻意指派非洲裔人的提问。
派区克表示,有能力,可被指派的人很多,但他认为柯文是最好的选择。
有意参加递补克里联邦参议员遗缺特别选举的人,目前只有民主党籍的联邦众议员马基(Ed Markey)最高调。其他的可能参选人,包括联邦众议员林奇(),以及去年才失去席位的前任联邦参议员,共和党籍的布朗(Scott Brown)


Governor Patrick Names William "Mo" Cowan as Interim U.S. Senator
Special election to be held on June 25
BOSTON - Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - Governor Deval Patrick today appointed William “Mo” Cowan as interim United States Senator, filling the seat left vacant by Senator John Kerry. Governor Patrick also announced that the Special Election to fill Senator Kerry’s seat will be held on June 25. Cowan will serve as interim senator until a new senator is elected on that date.
Cowan is the former chief of staff and chief legal counsel to Governor Patrick, having served in the Patrick-Murray Administration since 2009.
"I am proud and delighted to appoint Mo Cowan as interim U.S. Senator from Massachusetts," said Governor Patrick. “Mo's service on the front lines in our efforts to manage through the worst economy in 80 years and build a better, stronger Commonwealth for the next generation has earned him the respect and admiration of people throughout government. The people of the Commonwealth have benefited from his wisdom and good judgment during his time in our office, and will again in the Senate."
“I am honored and humbled by this appointment today,” said Cowan. “I pledge to you and the people of Massachusetts that during this interim period I will work as hard as humanly possible to perform my duties with the needs and aspirations of our state's citizens foremost in mind.”
“Mo has been a tremendous asset to the Commonwealth, and we are more than confidant he will continue to serve the people well as interim U.S. Senator,” said Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray.
From 1997 to 2009, Cowan practiced civil litigation as an associate and later a partner in the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC and as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Middlesex County District Attorney.
Cowan is a graduate of Duke University and Northeastern University School of Law, and lives in Stoughton, Massachusetts with his wife, Stacy, and their two young sons.
STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT:
“Mo Cowan is someone who is one of the most brilliant and intelligent individuals in his field,” said University of Massachusetts Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motely. “He is capable and uniquely positioned to serve the Governor and the people of the Commonwealth. We all know that we can move forward in positive way, and trust that he knows how to do the job.”
"Governor Patrick has made an excellent choice in Mo Cowan as interim US Senator,” said Representative Dan Winslow. “Mo personifies the dignity, intelligence and calm judgment that we hope are qualities of all members of the US Senate. He has the ability to work across the aisle, which is sorely needed in Washington, DC. Congratulations to Senator-designate Cowan and congratulations to all citizens of Massachusetts who will be served by him in the coming months."
"The Governor has made a solid choice in the appointment of Mo Cowan,” said District Attorney Michael O’Keefe. “He understands government and has rolled up his sleeves to tackle tough problems. I wish him well.”
“Mo is an extraordinary choice,” said Thomas Merrigan, former Governor’s Councilor. “He has the experience, integrity, wisdom and intelligence to represent and protect the interests of the Commonwealth as interim senator. We will be well-served by his exceptional skills.”?

麻州牛顿元极舞会庆五周年 聚餐抽奖好乐


美国麻州牛顿市元极舞健身会上周日在倍投方案图片顿侨教中心庆祝五周年,表扬、感谢何金成,曾秀梅、陈雪玲等人对该会的贡献。会长郑玉春与数十名会员、亲友在各色佳肴纷陈,丰富奖品满桌的热闹中,欢言笑语的开心一下午。
会长郑玉春当天盛赞该会成员个个热心,不计较,练元极舞运动健身之余,彼此都交了许多好朋友。上周日的一月廿七日,天气虽冷,倍投方案图片顿侨教中心会场内洋溢的热情,却让每个人都觉得很温暖。
该会许多会员,早在廿六日那天,就为侨教中心的「全侨喜迎春,四海庆丰年」写挥春活动当义工,顺道藉着把一幅幅写着吉祥话的春联,挂在四周墙上,预先为该会次日的五周年庆会场做了布置。
包括来自昆士市的会员,当天有不下六十人出席。会长郑玉春简短致词,说明聚会是为庆祝成立五周年,兼庆蛇年新春後,请倍投方案图片顿侨教中心主任郭大文颁奖给过去几年来为该会奔波,劳苦功高的陈雪玲,以及该会的两名前会长暨现任顾问及总教练,曾秀梅、何金城。
郭大文表示,侨教中心有很多活动都靠元极舞健身会成员当义工,才办得更为顺利、圆满。他欢迎元极舞联谊会继续借用该中心场地练习。
????? 当天活动的最高潮,当然还是享用美食与抽奖。麻州牛顿市元极舞健身会会员中,有许多人都是烹饪好手,这天带到会场的佳肴,包括面线汤、寿司、芋头糕、糯米饭、水晶饺、炒米粉、白切鸡、烤鸭、燻鱼、炸虾、鸡卷、豆腐皮、炒木耳、八寳素、橘子、南瓜西米甜汤等等,种类繁多,味道又好,吃得每个人都心情大好。
????? 抽奖部份,由於筹备小组的细心,出席者人人有奖,有新年红包。昆西元极舞健身会的一位会员,不但抽中最高额红包,还获得大家祝福。
????? 聚餐、抽奖外,多名会员还上场表演元极舞,包括【天心般若拳】、【金莲普开】、【吉祥如意】、【五明觉光】。
????? 在吃饭、抽奖中间,还安排有说成语得奖游戏。抽中号码者要抽出一个字,用字说句成语,说得可得到围巾、发夹、钱包等奖品。平日最认真练习,还自动自发当小老师的西人会员Heather当天得了最大奖,却懵然不知,还要其他会员起哄,催她半天,才完成发奖活动。

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????? 美国麻州牛顿市元极舞健身会聚会庆祝成立五周年。(谢开明摄)

????? 郑玉春颁发最大奖。西人会员Heather配合的做出好重,搬不动的表情,让会场众人笑不可抑。(谢开明摄)

????? 倍投方案图片顿侨教中心主任郭大文()起和美国麻州牛顿市元极舞健身会的历任会长曾秀梅、郑玉春、何金城合切五周年庆蛋糕。(谢开明摄)

???? 美国麻州牛顿市元极舞健身会会长郑玉春(中右四)和一众中坚会员们在五周年庆中合影。(谢开明摄)

北京铁路二中今和倍投方案图片顿拉丁学校签交流协议


北京市铁路第二中学七人代表团廿八日抵达倍投方案图片顿,参观麻州政府,倍投方案图片顿市府,今(三十)日将和倍投方案图片顿拉丁学校签署师生交换项目协议。
??????????? 当年从倍投方案图片顿拉丁学校毕业,现在北京经营北京国际集团(Beijing International Group),做体育、教育及地产业生意的Tom McCarthy,去年在中国推广网球运动,举办十市巡回比赛,并邀请倍投方案图片顿拉丁学校校长Lynne Mooney Teta到北京市铁路第二中学访问,为两校合作奠定了基础。
??????????? 北京市铁路第二中学副校长徐立军,率领该校英语老师李建波等七人,这次特地回访倍投方案图片顿拉丁学校,并商讨交换老师、学生项目的细节,预定今日在该校签约。
??????????? 由於徐立军的女儿刻在萨福克(Suffolk)大学深造,经该校甫於去年获全美大学体育协会年度体育主任的Jim Nelson推荐,北京市铁路第二中学访问团昨日参观哈佛大学、麻省理工学院之外,还到阿灵顿(Arlington)去参观一所中学。
??????????? 北京市铁路第二中学建於1955年,在1978年时并定为全国铁路系统重点中学和西城区重点中学,2005年再成为北京市示范性高中。2008年时还是北京奥林匹克教育示范校。全校共有学生2600余名,教职工368人。
??????????? 倍投方案图片顿拉丁学校则是全美最古老的公立中学,建於1635年,2012年在美国新闻及世界报导杂志的全美百大高中榜上,排名第382011年时得过美国教育部的最高荣誉─蓝带优异学校奖。全校现有学生2400人。该校校友曾有四人当过哈佛大学校长,四人当过麻州州长,五人是美国独立宣言的签署者。
??????????? 该校网站公布,今年该校有七人获得与44所大专院校合作的Posse基金会的四年全额奖学金。
??????????? 促成北京市铁路第二中学代表团访问倍投方案图片顿的Tom McCarthy,早年在倍投方案图片顿学院担任篮球教练,辖区在奥斯顿布莱顿镇的麻州众议员凯文侯曼(Kevin Homan)那时还是他的学生。凯文侯曼因此渊源,廿八日十分热情的接待访问团,在访问团到波市府参观後,再带他们参观古色古香的麻州参众两会议事厅,以及参议会的阅读厅,还一一解说文物、历史。
??????????? 麻州两名华裔众议员黄子安、陈德基都应邀赶到,和北京团交流。辖区为水城(Watertown),以及部份剑桥市的众议员何杰森(Jonathan Hecht)因为能讲流利中文,也兴致盎然的出席,和代表团成员以中文畅谈。担任麻州众议会教育委员会主席的Alice Peisch也应邀出席致意。
??????????? 三年前才从中国四川收养了一名女儿的何杰森还特地告诉北京代表团,如果去耶鲁大学参观,他可以安排参观当年由他创办的耶鲁大学中国法律中心。

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??????????? 北京市铁路第二中学副校长徐立军(後左八)、麻州众议员凯文侯曼(Kevin Homan)(後左九),以及麻州众议员黄子安(後右三)、陈德基(後左三)、何杰森(後左一)Alice Peisch(前右一)等人在麻州参议会议事厅合影留念。(菊子摄)

??????????? 北京市铁路第二中学副校长徐立军(右四)、北京国际集团Tom McCarthy(左四)获颁表扬状後,和萨福克(Suffolk)大学体育主任Jim Nelson(右起)、麻州众议员何杰森((Jonathan Hecht)、凯文侯曼(Kevin Homan)、黄子安、陈德基、Alice Peisch等人合影。(菊子摄)

??????????? 北京市铁路第二中学副校长徐立军(左二)特地送给麻州众议员凯文侯曼(Kevin Homan)(右二),感谢他安排参观麻州政府。(菊子摄)

中华公所公告获摩托罗拉公司基金会捐款一万元


纽英仑中华公所昨(廿九)日发出新闻稿,说明摩托罗拉公司基金会(Motorola Solutions Foundation)在十二月十日时捐款一万元,华埠治安巡逻队将可因此继续其一周七日,不假不休,每晚进行的巡逻服务。
??????????? 该笔捐款来自摩托罗拉基金会2012年公共安全项目,旨在支持美国与加拿大境内,与维护治安有关,为第一回应者(first responders)及其家庭和公众提供的教育、培训项目。
??????????? 华埠治安巡逻队是由华埠社区内的居民义工组成,成员并包括东北大学亚裔学生协会成员。华埠居民常在街头见到的巡逻员,有仇锦光,司徒焯荣,发叔等人。
纽英仑中华公所主席黄光野表示,义工们的致力奉献是华埠治安巡逻队办理成功的主要原因,两名队长黄国威及何远光都是中华公所前任主席,他敢说华埠是在「好手」之中。
??????????? 他说华埠治安巡逻队已是麻州其他社区的模范。
摩托罗拉基金会主任Matt Blakely表示,该公司致力於帮助人们在关键时刻做最好表现,也支持诸如华埠治安巡逻队这样的组织。
摩托罗拉基金会在世界各地提供奖助金给社区内的各项活动。过去八十四年来,该公司一直在加强发展、执行这一使命。从2007年以来,该公司在美国及加拿大,共拨出二千五百万元给公共安全组织。
根据纽英仑中华公所的财务报告,华埠治安巡逻队在2012年内,收入共有11700元,全为捐款,其中包括二月份时有一笔一万元捐款。支出为20170元,其中每月1550元为值班费用,会议支出1676元,巡逻用品支出191元。值班费用早年为付给何远光妻妹戴安(译音)的薪酬。治安巡逻队的其他巡逻人员全为无薪义工。

中华艺术协会二月首办舞蹈冬令营


纽英仑中华艺术协会今年打破传统,将举办为期五天的首届中国舞蹈冬令营,预定二月十八日至二月二十二日在屋本(Woburn)市的艺协活动中心上课,由马嘉、徐航东授课。
艺协表示,这次的冬令营舞蹈课程,以系统性的专业训练为重点,培养学生在舞蹈表演上需要具备的基础能力、基本技巧,启发他们做出更有创意的舞蹈艺术表现。该课程也将以多种不同训练方式,提高学生在舞蹈中控制自己肢体,做灵活配合的能力,并启发学生学习运用肢体来表达内心情感。
舞蹈课程包括中国舞蹈技巧训练、芭蕾舞技巧训练、中国古典舞与中国少数民族、民间舞蹈以及启发想像力与创造力的即兴舞蹈表演类课程。教导学生掌握每个基础训练的正确使用力量方法,逐步开发肢体的柔韧性,同时训练各类旋转、翻身、跳跃等技术。
两名舞蹈老师中的马嘉, 2002年毕业於北京舞蹈学院,2009年获香港表演艺术学院艺术硕士文凭,曾在北京舞蹈学院、香港表演艺术学院任教,得过杰出教师奖,北京舞蹈学院最佳论文奖。
??????????? 徐航东老师毕业於上海舞蹈学院,是上海音乐舞蹈学院的首席舞者,曾在上海舞蹈学院及上海国际文化学院任教,应邀於2000年巴黎艺术节、庆祝香港回归一周年及庆祝澳门回归等活动中演出。他目前也是艺协传统中国舞蹈团老师。
??????????? 中国舞蹈冬令营上课时间为二月十八日至二月二十二日,每日上午十时至下午六时,学费$390,五岁以上对舞蹈有兴趣者均可报名。查询详情可洽617-332-5376

台湾惠文高中访波 与品贵高中交流


台湾台中市惠文高中十名学生,由老师蔡淇华带队,廿八日抵达麻州,和南翰弥尔顿市品贵高中(Pingree School)进行为期十二天的交流访问。
惠文高中和品贵高中去年达成国际教育交流合作协议,今年首度执行交流活动,由品贵高中的吕圣筑老师和惠文高中共同策划,在惠文高中由蔡淇华老师於一月率队来访後,品贵高中预定三月份由吕圣筑老师带队回访,参观台湾,认识中华文化。
驻倍投方案图片顿台北经济文化办事处文化组表示,品贵高中去年和台湾台北市的新庄高中,也有类似的互访活动,今年是该校第二次与台湾学校合作。这一活动也是教育部「增进高级中等学校学生国际视野方案」在新英格兰地区的成功案例。
??????????? 蔡淇华表示,惠文高中学生在12天的参访期间,将和品贵高中师生进行多元化的交流学习,包括讨论倍投方案图片顿的历史、文化、参与课外活动、做手工艺、跳舞、参观哈佛大学及博物馆等
吕圣筑表示,她更希望经由台湾同学的到访,可加强美国学生对台湾的认识。在128日至28日的访问期间,她安排惠文高中师生在该校介绍台湾的历史、文化、美食等活动。
??????????? 驻倍投方案图片顿台北经济文化办事处文化组组长黄薳玉,昨(29)日特地请惠文高中的十位同学,蔡淇华、吕圣筑老师一起在中国城香满园餐厅聚餐,听听各同学对倍投方案图片顿、美国的印象,以及他们的交流访问心得。
餐後,惠文高中同学们由吕圣筑老师带领,参观了倍投方案图片顿着名的「自由径(Freedom Trail)」。

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??????????? 驻倍投方案图片顿台北经济文化办事处文化组组长黄薳玉(前右三)、品贵高中老师吕圣筑(前左一)、惠文高中老师蔡淇华(後左四)与惠文高中学生合影。(图由文化组提供)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Boston State of the City Address


Mayor Menino Delivers Annual
State of the City Address

Focus on unleashing human potential through education, partnerships for learning, progress for women, and
availability of middle-income housing

In front of an audience of residents, political leaders, and dignitaries, Mayor Thomas M. Menino tonight delivered his annual State of the City address at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall. In addition to several other commitments, the Mayor announced $30 million in new funding for underperforming schools, a pilot program to bring online learning to Boston’s neighborhoods, enhanced public safety partnerships, and several initiatives to achieve equity for women in the workplace. Mayor Menino emphasized that the commitment of residents and political leaders to each other, and the City of Boston, will continue to propel the city forward in 2013.

“Our progress is real. Our future is bright. The state of our city is striking, sound, and strong,” Mayor Menino said in his address. “Our untapped human potential is enough to power Boston’s growth if we muster the courage and the creativity to unleash it.”

Before introducing plans for the City’s future, the Mayor expressed his sincere gratitude for the outpouring of support he has received over the past few months.

The State of the City was the Mayor’s 20th annual address and 15th State of the City address. He has given five inaugural addresses.


Advancing Education

Mayor Menino tonight announced the start of a new, $30 million investment to continue quality improvements in Boston Public Schools. Over the next three years, the funds will be used to extend freedoms in hiring and learning time, as well as facility upgrades, at schools that require high support.

The Mayor recognized the tremendous work of his External Advisory Committee on School Choice, which will soon make a final recommendation following a year-long community process?to transform the way Boston students are assigned to schools. Mayor Menino acknowledged that quality improvement must be taken together with student assignment reform in order for the District to reach new heights.

“The best way to celebrate our accomplishments is not with applause, but with an encore,” Mayor Menino said. “I’m fighting to gain the power to extend freedoms in hiring and learning time to many more schools across the district. If a school has to fail before it gets flexibility, it’s not just the school that is failing, it’s us!”

In addition to the Quality Improvement Funds, Mayor Menino emphasized the importance of the legislative proposals he filed earlier this month, a second phase of education reform building from the success of his 2010 legislative package.?Included in the 2012 legislative package: Extending “turn-around” powers and support grants to Level 3 schools, including High-Support Schools; Eliminating the cap on In-District charter schools; Extending the school day for additional instruction and professional development; Leveling the playing field for charter schools and District schools.


Making Boston the Premier City for Working Women

According to the US Census Bureau, fewer than 30 percent of businesses in Boston are owned by women. While this puts Boston on par with national averages, Mayor Menino acknowledged the numbers fall short of aspirations for the City and its working women. The Mayor tonight announced several proposals as Boston seeks to become the first major city in the U.S. to achieve pay equity for women.

“To outshine all cities we must unlock the potential of all of our women,” Mayor Menino said. “Recent college graduates are earning less than their male classmates in the same jobs and with the same degrees. We can do better than that.”
The Mayor’s proposals include:
·?????????Appointing a Women’s Workforce Council:?Mayor Menino will appoint a Women’s Workforce Council, the first of its kind in the country. Together with the Mayor, the Council will tackle challenges facing Boston’s working women. The first priority will be the wage gap, as Boston seeks to become the first major city to achieve pay equity for women. The Council will include executives, entrepreneurs, industry and workforce leaders, and young women to represent the next generation.
·?????????Improving access to quality child care:?In addition to the investment the City has already made in providing quality early education to more than 2,400 children in Boston Public Schools, Mayor Menino announced a new, $1 million low-interest loan fund to assist family-based early education providers invest in safe, quality child care environments.?
·?????????Launching “Women on Main”:?A networking program?aimed to better connect the City’s female-owned Main Streets businesses and foster peer-to-peer learning, “Women on Main” will enable the City to learn more about the unique challenges of female entrepreneurs, and provide them with the tools needed to grow and thrive.

Connecting Boston’s Neighborhoods to the Knowledge Economy

Mayor Menino will launch a new pilot, BostonX, that will partner with MIT, Harvard, and edX on an experiment in blended, online learning.? BostonX would bring place-based enhancements to online edX learners and would help diminish the skills gap facing Boston residents.

Mayor Menino will first launch BostonX in neighborhood community centers. The BostonX spots would provide public computing capacity and basic computer training; online learning training; connections – in-person and electronic – to university or community college faculty, staff, and graduate students; and services for career counseling and job transitioning.? The BostonX and edX teams envision then bringing these connections to high school classrooms and public libraries.

“Imagine a day when our community centers are little campuses in their own neighborhoods, full of vibrant groups of neighbors, exchanging ideas and making progress together,” Mayor Menino said. “This initiative is a first, important step in that direction.”


Improving Public Safety

??????????? Mayor Menino recognized the comprehensive prevention strategies responsible for another drop in homicides in 2012. Citing recent national and local tragedies resulting from gun violence, Mayor Menino vowed to continue his advocacy for common sense gun reform at the national level.
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“Mayor Bloomberg and I will keep working with almost one thousand mayors and over one million Americans,” Mayor Menino said. “I ask you to stand with us on guns to say enough is enough.”

The Mayor also announced the task force responsible for a recent crime sweep in the Bowdoin-Geneva community would extend its work for the rest of the year, emphasizing that those seeking to bring guns and drugs into Boston’s neighborhoods will be brought to justice.


The Mayor also announced the City will work with partners to support teens with autism in summer jobs and expand the City’s inclusive after-school programs. Boston will adapt to meet the needs of a growing population of seniors – projected to be 100,000 by 2017. Additionally, the Mayor committed to a new effort to make more city services “same day services,” as well as update climate work to reflect the threats the City faces from storms like Sandy.? In the coming year, the City will make one million square feet of city-owned property available for development into homes for middle-class families.

天使舞蹈团春晚演出搏好评


(实习记者俞国梁卫斯理镇报导)天使舞蹈团廿六日晚在卫斯理镇麻省湾大学剧院(Mass Bay College Theater举办第七届大型春晚,搬演十七项节目。五个舞团舞者肢体动作的淋漓酣畅,舞台场面的缤纷多彩,让座无虚席的五百多名观众赞赏不已。
????? 天使舞蹈团的这场第七届大型春晚表演,邀有粉墨艺术团、哈佛大学木兰舞蹈艺术团、东方舞蹈艺术团、华夏舞蹈艺术团携手演出。节目之丰富,服装之亮丽,都让观众情绪高昂。
????? 当晚的演出由天使舞蹈团打先锋,演出了该团今年全力打造大型音乐舞蹈剧“舞彩东方”中的“苗山节拍”、“敦煌翔鼓”、“伊人如画”舞蹈,让观众们先睹为快。该团还表演了让人彷佛置身西双版丛林中“碧波孔雀”,让人感到年轻朝气,热血澎湃“我相信”健身舞,以及展现中国民族风情的民族舞,包括“朝鲜手鼓舞”“康定情歌”中的藏舞、“敖包相会”中的蒙古舞
华夏舞蹈艺术团的“袖舞东方“东方舞蹈艺术团的“新阿郎”哈佛大学木兰舞蹈艺术团的“红珊瑚”粉墨艺术团的古典舞剧《粉·墨》片段,赢得多掌声。
天使舞蹈团创办人兼团长克克表示,天使舞蹈团成立於2004年,非牟利组织,现有团员50人。天使舞蹈表演艺术学校,则是教育性机构,以教导青少年中国舞,在美国推广中国传统民间音乐和舞蹈为宗旨,藉由参与社区活动,举办音乐、舞蹈演出,来为社区服务。
2004年底从芝加哥搬到倍投方案图片顿的克克透露,舞蹈学校刚成立时,才只有5个学生现在已有五个教学点,260多名学生。编排、演出了六十多个舞目,包括“竹的深度”、“梅花雪”、“风中百合”和“舞动青春”等,在麻州已是着名舞团,也吸引了不少舞蹈专家加入教学阵容,包括来自天津的刘沂峰、官姗等人。
他俩当晚和天使舞蹈团团员合作演出“对弈”、“敖包相会”两舞,默契之佳,显示了深厚紮实的舞蹈功力。
天使舞蹈团将在今年稍後,再演出两场大型音乐舞蹈剧“舞彩东方”,时间及地点为324日和30日的晚上7点,在Regis CollegeWestonMA
天使舞蹈艺术团主办的全美中国民族舞蹈大赛526日,在卫斯理镇麻省湾大学剧院(Mass Bay College TheaterWellesleyMA)举行
查询天使舞蹈艺术团详情,可上网:www.angelperformanceart.com?

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????? 天使舞蹈团团长克克()和该团老师刘沂峰(前左)、官姗(前右)及团员们谢幕。(俞国梁摄)

????? 刘沂峰和团员合演舞蹈。(俞国梁摄)

????? 天使舞蹈团春晚表演中的一个舞蹈。(俞国梁摄)

????? 天使舞蹈团员演出健身舞。(俞国梁摄)