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Registration for 2014 B.A.A. 10K to Open on Thursday, May 1

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BOSTON?ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ??185 Dartmouth Street, 6th?Floor ??Boston,?Massachusetts?02116 ??617-236-1652 ??www.baa.org

For Release: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Registration for 2014 B.A.A. 10K to Open on Thursday, May 1

The B.A.A. 10K, scheduled for Sunday, June 22, is the second event of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley and has a field size limit of 8,000 entrants.

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2014 B.A.A. 10K will begin on Thursday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The 6.2-mile road race will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at Boston Common, and will be the B.A.A.’s first event following its successful 118th Boston Marathon? on Monday, April 21. Registration will be held online at?www.baa.org?and will be limited to 8,000 entrants. Participants must be at least 12 years of age by June 22 in order to register. The cost to register is $60 (USD).

The B.A.A. 10K is the second race of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a three-race series which also includes the B.A.A. 5K in April and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on October 12. Already registered for the B.A.A. 10K are 2,625 entrants who signed up for the all three events of the B.A.A. Distance Medley in January.

The 6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston's Back Bay. Notable neighborhoods and attractions inc ude the legendary Bull and Finch Pub, after which the television series "Cheers" was developed, the campus of Boston University, and Kenmore Square. The race begins on Charles Street, winds down picturesque Commonwealth Avenue and Bay State Road as far west as Babcock Street near Boston University. The course then heads back on Commonwealth Avenue, around the Public Garden, and finishes on Charles Street.

A prize purse of $48,500 (USD) will be distributed to the top 10 runners overall, the top three masters finishers (ages 40 and older), and the top three push rim wheelchair finishers. Prize money awards are equal for men and women and are based on gun time results. The men’s and women’s champions will each receive $10,000 (USD) in prize money. ?

In the 2013 B.A.A. 10K, Kenya’s Stephen Sambu won in 28:06, defeating 2013 Boston Marathon? champion Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, who finished second in 28:15. Kenya’s Daniel Salel placed third with a time of 28:30.?

In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska led from the start and won in 31:45. New Zealand native and Providence, RI resident Kim Smith placed second in 33:45. Millicent Kuria, of Kenya, finished third with a time of 33:52.?

B.A.A. 10K Entrants in Prior Years?

YEAR..........NUMBER OF ENTRANTS
2011...........3,656
2012...........5,503
2013...........6,399
2014...........8,000?

中华颐养院昆市新址剪彩 五月中搬家

??右起,陈逢想,Wayne PatenaudeMargaret LaForest,陈毓璇,昆士市长柯奇,雷伟志,陈秀英,麻州参议员基南 (John Kenan),Joseph Flaherty,黄树臻等人一起剪彩。(周菊子摄)
? ? ? ? ? ? ?(Boston Orange 周菊子昆士市报导)“哇!好漂亮,好宽敞,好舒服“。迁往昆士市扩建的中华颐养院,昨(29)日在逾百政要,社区人士赞不绝口中剪彩,预定五月下旬启用 。
中华颐养院新址入口外观。(周菊子摄)
??????????? 中华颐养院原本座落於倍投方案图片顿所物街(Shawmut)120号,在该院试图於倍投方案图片顿市内觅地扩建,包括向纽英仑中华公所洽购,或承租目前出租给中国超市,又称SCM大楼的喜露街50号不果後,转赴昆市,买下位於华盛顿街288号,哈桑汽车厂(Hassan Automobil)的五万七千余平方尺旧址,筹资三千三百七十万元重建。
中华颐养院董事长雷伟志(右起),黄景佩,陈毓璇,王安的大儿子Fred Wang,陈秀英,
和阮陈金凤,都对中华颐养院有此崭新面貌,感到高兴非常。(周菊子摄)
中华颐养院将把这些捐款五千元以上者的姓名,制成一面捐款墙。
(周菊子摄)
??????????? 中华颐养院董事长雷伟志昨日在剪彩仪式中表示,三十年前,一批社区领袖有远见,成立了中华颐养院。如今在社区热心人士,该院所有员工共同努力下,该院将以走在医疗界前端的社区化设施,极为宽敞的空间,照顾到生活品质的设计,为入住者提供医疗服务。
??????????? 雷伟志在特别感谢陈秀英给他的指点,该院执行长陈逢想极有耐心的听他抱怨,大家一起做策略性计划之余指出,十七个月前参加破土典礼的人都知道,中华颐养院新址有了多美好的转变。
??????? 中华颐养院院长陈力昨日带出席者参观时指出,中华颐养院新址共有141个私人,半私人院民居室,二楼,三楼各有49个长期护理床位,一楼目前有18个长期护理,25个短期护理床位。院内分成多个区块,各有一个宽敞的起居室,另有发廊,复健室,史立德学习中心,会议室,打麻将,玩纸牌的活动间等设备,院外有花园,徒步小径。进该院疗养者,将有如住在家里休养的感觉。
? ? ? ? 该院食品服务主任金杏滨主管的大厨房,参观者称赞规模有如五星级大饭店。
??????? 为中华颐养院新址做设计的LWDA设计公司首席建筑师黄树臻指出,无论是外观或内部装潢,他们在设计时都揉进很多中华文化传统,包括大门入口的弧形线条有如蛟龙,屋檐翠绿,楼宇砖块采用中国陶瓷的乳白配红陶,藉以和昆市中心颜色相呼应。 二楼的院民居住区,采用松,竹,梅,莲,桃等花朵颜色,来衬托季节感。三楼则以月亮,山,天等精神性的形象做设计。
??????????? LWDAPhil Dowds则透露,中华颐养院新址在兴建过程中,遭遇数难以记的障碍,该院董事,职工们能撑过来,建成新址,非常令人敬佩。
??????????? 昆士市长柯奇(Tom Koch),辖区在昆士市的麻州参议员基南(John Keenan),昆市议员Margaret LaForest等人,昨日都应邀致词,并和提供融资给中华颐养院的麻州住宅投资公司执行长Joseph Flaherty,剑桥市储蓄银行董事长Wayne Patenaude一同剪彩。
陈文浩(右起),至孝笃亲公所主席陈滋源,前主席陈家骅,和陈余宝爱
等人在至孝笃亲公所捐建的“欢乐轩”前合影。(周菊子摄)
??????????? 中华颐养院董事陈秀英昨日四处打招呼,感谢Fred Wang,范王柳娥等许许多多的捐款者支持。
??????????? 中华颐养院执行长陈逢想表示,中华颐养院新址共约需资三千三百七十万元,其中一千九百万元来自债券(bond),五百六十万元来自新市场抵税优惠(tax credit),六百万元来自中华颐养院的发展储备金。剩下的三百万元差额,目前已筹得二百一十万元左右,希望社区内热心人士,能继续捐助。
???中华颐养院的创办人之一阮陈金凤(右)告诉设计师黄树臻(左),律师陈铁坚(中)
是当年协助中华颐养院争取到第一笔经费的人。(周菊子摄)
??????????? 该院将制作一面捐款墙,列出所有捐款五千元以上的人名,挂在该院入口处,以感谢捐款者。根据该院的捐款记录,捐款三十万元以上的为美国银行的Charles H. Farnsworth信托,捐款十万元以上的有亚裔健康护理基金,剑桥储蓄银行,陈秀英,陈氏家族,麻州至孝笃亲公所Mabel Louise Riley基金,Ling Tang,王氏基金,竞运(麒麟)瓜菜批发公司等
中华颐养院内有多处这样的活动空间,供居民从自己的房间里走出来後,和其他人轻松
互动。(周菊子摄)
??????????? 根据麻州公共卫生局的2014年资料,麻州共有426家领有牌照颐养院(nursing home)。但熟悉耆英服务者指出,员工百分之九十以上是华人,入住院民无论说普通话,台山话,广东话,都能畅通无阻沟通,吃唐餐,欣赏华语电视的颐养院,在整个麻州中,迄今大概仍然只有中华颐养院一家。在中华颐养院扩建,更新得如此美轮美奂後,华裔人家势必更加趋之若鹜。
??中华颐养院内还有发廊的洗头设备。(周菊子摄)


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中华颐养院把院内数面墙壁做成敬老艺廊,把院民的旧照片,张贴出来。该院院长陈力
透露,该院正和哈佛大学合作,邀学生把老人家的故事整理出来,做成图文说明,
还配上中文翻译,给老人家们一个展示经验的平台,增加交流时的话题。(周菊子摄)
金杏滨主管的厨房,和大规模的餐厅不遑多让。(周菊子摄)

麻大第四届汉语桥比赛海南航空赞助

麻州大学倍投方案图片顿孔子学院四月廿六日举办第四届新英格兰地区“汉语桥”大学生中文演讲比赛。哈佛大学唐文理(Stephen Turban),东北大学夏尼克(Nicholas Sypteras)分获高、初级组一等奖,将得到海南航空公司所提供,往返倍投方案图片顿、北京的免费机票。
??????????? 麻大孔子学院中方院长刘成运表示,今年这第四届新英格兰地区“汉语桥”大学生中文演讲比赛,共有来自哈佛、麻省理工、麻州、东北、罗德岛等五所新英格兰地区大学的16名学生参加。
比赛分初级、高级两个组别,包括演讲和才艺展示两个部分。
演讲部分,各参赛者选择的题材,范围很广。有人以亲身经历畅谈学汉语的心得,体会,以及对他个人发展的长远影响;有人绕着中国传统绘画、中国电影、中国成语、中国饮食等内容,阐述自己对中国历史文化的理解;有的分析当前的中美关系和国际形势,显得各人中文水平和理论研究水平都很高。
才艺展示环节,各参赛者的书法、中文歌曲演唱、中国传统民间舞蹈表演等,也精彩纷呈。
当天还有倍投方案图片顿大学的金虹声,华夏文化协会的李晓月,以葫芦丝、手风琴为傣族舞《月光下的凤尾竹》伴奏;纽英仑艺术学会会长梅宇国展示三十幅作品,并即席挥毫,令活动更为生色。
麻大孔子学院今年的汉语桥比赛,请来罗德岛大学孔子学院院长何文潮,以及塔夫茨大学王命全,麻州大学安赫斯特校区王志军,麻省理工学院陈彤,东北大学董桦等各校中文项目负责人,以及达特茅斯学院李爱民,哈佛大学黄淑惠媛,麻州大学倍投方案图片顿校区郭旭,麻州大学倍投方案图片顿孔子学院王淑红等九名老师担任评审,由麻州大学倍投方案图片顿孔子学院美方院长孙柏凤主持活动,哈佛大学武星和麻州大学倍投方案图片顿孔子学院的王晨主持比赛环节。
麻州大学倍投方案图片顿分校副教务长Schuyler S. Korban教授赛後称赞活动办得好,有意义。
海南航空公司驻倍投方案图片顿负责人张宁,当天亲到比赛现场,祝贺选手获奖。他表示,海南航空不只为今年的全美中学生中文演讲比赛,以及新英格兰地区大学生中文演讲比赛获一等奖选手提供往返倍投方案图片顿和北京的机票奖助,还将以其他形式,促进中美两国各领域的交流合作。
刘成运当天还宣布,所有参加比赛的获奖选手,都有机会获奖学金,在今年7月到北京参加中国人民大学的暑期国际小学期,学习一个月。另有黑龙江省教育厅提供奖学金,邀请全部参赛选手参加2015年哈尔滨“冰雪节”。

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??????????? 嘉宾,评委与参赛者合影。(图由麻州大学倍投方案图片顿孔子学院提供,张国珍摄)

??????????? 两名主持人表演。(图由麻州大学倍投方案图片顿孔子学院提供,张国珍摄)

??????????? 李晓月以手风琴为傣族舞《月光下的凤尾竹》伴奏。(图由麻州大学倍投方案图片顿孔子学院提供,张国珍摄)

??????????? 麻州大学倍投方案图片顿分校副教务长Schuyler S. Korban讲话。(图由麻州大学倍投方案图片顿孔子学院提供,张国珍摄)


? ? ? ? ? ??比赛现场。(图由麻州大学倍投方案图片顿孔子学院提供,张国珍摄)

波市公布系列活动志记国家历史保存月

Mayor Walsh and Boston Landmarks Commission Release ?Calendar of Events for National Historic Preservation Month

BOSTON --?Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a calendar of special events for National Historic Preservation Month this May under the theme of "Buildings and Grounds."?The City will host a variety of tours, talks and exhibits that celebrate and promote Boston’s history, architecture, archaeology, and historic neighborhoods.?The full calendar of events?for National Historic Preservation Month?is available at:?http://www.cityofboston.gov/landmarks/pdfs/2014_Preservation_Month.pdf.

"Boston’s historic buildings and landscapes enrich our neighborhoods. They enhance the daily experiences of our residents and visitors," said Mayor Walsh. "I hope residents and visitors alike will take advantage of all the excellent?programming?we’re offering this month."

On Thursday, May 1, Mayor Walsh will host a keynote event to kick off?National Historic Preservation Month. The event will take place at the historic Taj Boston Hotel, overlooking the Public Garden. The event will feature a lecture entitled "Mated for Life: Boston and the Swan Boats," presented by Lyn Paget, the fourth generation of Boston's Swan Boats operators. Paget will?share how her great-grandparents introduced the Swan Boats to the Public Garden in 1877, and discuss?the origins of the now-familiar swan imagery, relate interesting facts and anecdotes, explain how the vessels are operated and maintained, and offer her unique perspective on a historic Boston icon. The event is co-sponsored by the?City of Boston's Department of Parks & Recreation,?Friends of the Public Garden, the?Back Bay Association,?Taj Boston, and?The Swan Boats of Boston. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Interested attendees can email?tonya.loveday@boston.gov to pre-register.?

In addition to hosting a keynote program, the staff of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) will offer free walking tours and presentations in all nine local historic districts in the City. Offerings include tours and events in Charlestown, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fort Point, and the South End. BLC staff will also host a special midday tour series titled "Tour de Grounds,"?featuring stops at coffee houses downtown and in historic districts throughout the City.??

"Boston’s buildings and grounds are inextricably linked," said Nancy L. Girard, Commissioner of Environment. "Combined, they create a unique urban landscape that continues to be shaped by the City’s development and enjoyed by residents and visitors alike."?

The Boston Landmarks Commission was established in 1975 to identify and protect historic buildings, structures, areas and sites, review development and demolition activities affecting older properties, provide public information and assistance related to preservation and archaeology, and provide staff support to the local Historic District Commissions. There are over 8,000 properties within local Historic Districts or designated as individual Boston Landmarks by the Commission.


The City is pleased to partner with organizations across the City to offer a wide array of events focusing on Boston’s unique architectural and historic landscape heritage. The BLC’s Preservation Month Calendar has more than 60 pages of activities, and is also available in print version from the Boston Landmarks Commission.

波市长Ken Brissette出任旅游、体育,娱乐主任

BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that Ken Brissette will serve as Boston’s new Director of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment. The announcement was made this past Saturday evening, at the 2014 Men’s Event to benefit Fenway Health.

“I’m pleased to welcome Ken Brissette to the economic development team,” said Mayor Walsh. “Brissette has the experience and public and private sector contacts to attract new energy and investment in the City of Boston and invite the world to experience our city.”

“I’m honored and excited to market such a lively and robust city,” said Brissette. “Boston is already host to hundreds of top notch events, but there are more opportunities to bring new attractions that will further enliven the City.”

In his role, Brissette will work to bring major athletic and cultural events, conventions and conferences to Boston, and aggressively market the City nationally and internationally. The newly-created position is reflective of Mayor Walsh’s campaign promise to separate the City’s tourism strategy from its arts and culture strategy so each can focus on their respective missions.

Brissette brings more than a decade of municipal marketing and tourism experience to the job. Since 2007 Brissette has served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism. In his position he worked with the Massachusetts Sports Partnership and Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau to attract the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship, the Women’s Frozen Four, the National Governor’s Conference, and the annual Gay & Lesbian Travel conference to Massachusetts, boosting the state’s national and international visitor profile.


Brissette also has experience inside the tourism industry. From 1995-2001 he worked at several companies focused on travel industry marketing, management and business development. In these positions he developed tour programs, and directed tours throughout the South Pacific, Canada, and the United States.

倍投方案图片顿市长推动创新经济聘数位长、设孵化器

倍投方案图片顿市长马丁华殊(Marty Walsh )昨(29)日首度以市长身份,出席大倍投方案图片顿商会的“政府事务论坛”,宣布增聘数位长(Chief Digital Officer),在杜爹利广场开张创新孵化器,变更市有土地做商业用途等计划。
马丁华殊在强调倍投方案图片顿精神,吁请企业界支持青少年暑期工之余,表示将在波市府的资讯科技局内,设“数位长(Chief Digital Officer)一职,重新思考倍投方案图片顿市的公共数位介面,包括市府网站,社交媒体的存在情况。
在杜爹利(Dudley)广场Ferdinand 大楼,将设创新孵化器,为寻觅企业服务的初创公司提供资源。该孵化器将设於倍投方案图片顿公校总部内,占地约4000平方尺。
??????????? 马丁华殊还打算推行一项把初创企业社区聚拢到一起,为他们提供创业资源的项目。该项目刻正透过推特,以 #StartBostonUp 为名,收集资源。
??????????? 马丁华殊说,他计划在倍投方案图片顿重建局(BRA)之内,新设一个职位,以简化区域规划和许可的申请过程。该名法规改革资深顾问,将评估区域规划政策,并为企业找出废除官僚制度的做法。
??????????? 马丁华殊说,波市府的邻里发展局(DND)正在把洛士百利,多彻斯特,麦特潘等八个地点的约三十万平方尺以上物业市有土地,转成商业用空间。
??????????? 在移民改革上,马丁华殊昨日誓言,将和麻州国会代表合作,推动全面移民改革,欢迎新来者,从世界各地招徕生意。

? ? ? ? ? ??马丁华殊还打算到2020年时,要让倍投方案图片顿市成为全美的首要数位区(premier digital district)。今春把一万件移动设备(mobile devices)带进了学校教室。波市府的新市区机械(New Urban Mechanics)办公室将在此事上支援倍投方案图片顿公校。