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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Governor Baker Signs Executive Order Initiating Regulatory Reform Review

Governor Baker Signs?Executive?Order?Initiating Regulatory Reform Review
Year-long Review to Reduce Burdensome Regulations to Increase Efficiency and Competitiveness

BOSTON?– Today, Governor Charlie Baker?signed an executive order immediately initiating a comprehensive review?process for all regulations enforced by the Executive Department and leaving in place the regulatory pause announced by the administration earlier this year.

“State government must speak with one voice in its commitment to providing exceptional customer service for citizens, municipalities, businesses, non-profit groups, healthcare providers and educational institutions,”?said Governor Baker.?“This will be an intensive process that ultimately makes Massachusetts a more efficient and competitive place to live and work, while driving economic growth. I encourage all other areas of state government to put in place a similar process.”

Executive Branch agencies will be charged with ensuring each regulation is clear and concise and that any newly proposed regulations are measured for their potential impact?on businesses of all sizes?or other entities, including municipalities and non-profits. Agencies will submit regulatory proposals and impact statements to their secretariat before review by the Secretary of Administration and Finance who will establish a process for encouraging public input, standards and schedules.?The business and competitiveness impact statements will also be made available on the Commonwealth’s website.?The Secretary of Administration and Finance may also provide for waivers or exceptions to regulations essential to public health, safety, environment or welfare.

“Making Massachusetts a better place for job creation and business development will require conducting a thorough review of our onerous regulatory environment,” said Kristen Lepore, Secretary of Administration and Finance.?“I look forward to working with my fellow secretariats and all stakeholders to establish a careful and complete regulatory review process. We will ensure that all regulations administered by the Executive Department benefit the Commonwealth without undue burdens or costs and serve a legitimate purpose in making Massachusetts a safe, healthy, and effective place to do business.”

Only those regulations which are mandated by law or essential to the health, safety, environment, or welfare of the Commonwealth’s residents shall be retained or modified. In order to find that a regulation meets this standard, the government agency conducting the review must demonstrate that:?there is a clearly identified need for governmental intervention that is best addressed by the agency and not another agency or governmental body;?the costs of the regulation do not exceed the benefits; the regulation does not exceed federal requirements or duplicate local requirements; there are not any less intrusive or restrictive alternatives; the regulation does not unduly and adversely affect Massachusetts citizens and customers of the Commonwealth, or the competitive environment in Massachusetts; there is a formal process in place for measuring the effectiveness of the regulation; and, the regulation is time-limited or provides for regular review.

纽英仑至德三德公所庆羊年新春 五名主席有二新人

纽英仑至德三德公所三月廿八日晚在华埠帝苑大酒楼庆祝乙未羊年新春,不但安排精彩表演,送上红包敬老,励学,还准备了极之丰富的抽奖品,让五百宗亲,侨团朋友,人人欢天喜地。
至德三德公所是个包括吴、翁、蔡、周、曹等五个姓氏的宗亲会,美国地区早於一百三十多年前就已成立,纽英仑地区一度沉寂,约十年前,才在翁宇才发起,吴振华,曹品慈,周丽桃,蔡良昌等人匡助下复会。
去年十月十四日,纽英仑至德三德还乔迁新址,在纽英仑中华公所大楼内租下了一个地方做会址。
三月廿八日晚是纽英仑至德三德跨入新年头的开始,五名主席中,有二名新人,已是元老的黄周丽桃今年卸任主席,改由近年在大倍投方案图片顿慈善活动中频繁出现的大同房地产董事长周树昂上任,蔡姓新主席是蔡羡相。其余续任者包括已是元老的翁宇才,盛雄庄老板曹品慈,以及获有院士头衔的内科医师吴皓。
当晚的庆祝会由曹品慈,倍投方案图片顿市消防局副局长黄瑞瑜分任中英文司仪,在黄氏青年醒狮团采青献桔後,扯出“恭喜发财”,“会务兴隆”的祝贺旗帜,再由五名主席,元老,干部等人一同颁发奖学金,送上红包给当晚在场的最年长者,九十五岁的黄莲娣,八十五岁的黄国瀚,以示敬老,封利是给广教学校,侨立学校,以示励学。
到会嘉宾包括经文处处长赖铭琪,副处长陈铭俊,倍投方案图片顿华侨文教中心主任郭大文,来自纽约的美国生活在线孙连生,来自加州的威达企业刘玲丽。
倍投方案图片顿市议会议长林乃肯(Bill Linehan)当晚是以代市长的身份出席。他的幕僚长陈伟民,倍投方案图片顿市长的幕僚长高丹尼也应邀出席。
倍投方案图片顿市议员吴弭当晚既是嘉宾,也是宗亲,还为表示与至德三德公所的亲近,买了一整桌,把家人,议员办公室员工全都邀来,在大宗亲会中来场自己的小型新年聚会。
文娱节目部分,有吴皓高歌“儿行千里”,华客符音文化教育集团的朱佩珊,刘杨演奏扬琴,琵琶,秦梓覃表演南拳南刀,由伯克利音乐学院毕业生田贞等人组成的Sun Beatzz乐队,演唱他们自己作词,作曲的“信仰”,“慢慢变老”。吴皓的体操冠军女儿吴雅琪表演韵律操,两名专业舞者表演拉丁舞蹈,“星乐队”主唱之一的赵宝玲献唱“龙船调”,“明日活今天”,周俭唱“贵妃醉酒”,“咏梅”,胡凡唱“听海”,“趁早”,蔡倩婷唱“田纳西华尔兹”,曾是广西桂林电视台歌手的曾艳琴和曾是北京邮政歌舞团女中音歌手的吴影,打入深圳全国歌唱大赛十强的廉艳等三人合唱“西班牙女郎”,“天竺少女”,“为我们的今天喝采”等歌。
纽英仑至德三德公所今年春宴的抽奖环节,因为宗亲及赞助商的大方捐赠,琳琅满目的让出席者十分期待,计有盛雄庄蔘行捐的花旗蔘,高丽蔘,燕窝,威达企业捐的灵芝皇十盒,吴皓捐的血压仪,Nu Skin SPA机,紫菱发廊捐的美容用品,以及吴振华,翁宇才,周树昂,周丽桃各捐三百元,周林海伦捐二百元,曹品慈夫人捐二百元等凑成的一千六百元现金奖等等。

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??????????? 纽英仑至德三德主席蔡羡相(後左二起),翁宇才,吴好,曹品慈,周树昂,曹品慈夫人,以及公所干部翁英宏,吴子瑞等人颁发奖学金後合影。(菊子摄)

??????????? 纽英仑至德三德主席蔡羡相(左起),周树昂,吴皓,翁宇才,曹品慈,元老周丽桃等人接受祥狮献瑞。(菊子摄)

??????????? 纽英仑中华公所主席阮鸿灿(右)和至德三德公所主席翁宇才(左)当年是东北大学同学,如今还是中华公所同仁。(菊子摄)

??????????? 右起,侨教中心主任郭大文,经文处副处长陈铭俊,中华公所主席阮鸿灿,倍投方案图片顿市议会议长兼代市长林乃肯,市议长幕僚长陈伟民,至孝笃亲公所主席陈文珊等人当晚坐在嘉宾席。(菊子摄)

??????????? 纽英仑至德三德公所元老周丽桃(右二)欢迎侨教中心主任郭大文(右起),倍投方案图片顿市长幕僚长高丹尼及其女友,波市议员吴弭。(菊子摄)

??????????? 田贞当主唱,和她的柏克莱音乐学院同学组成Sun Beatzz乐队表演。(菊子摄)


Charter to buy Bright House for $10.4B

Charter Communications announced it plans to purchase Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion. The deal, which had been rumored in reports earlier this month, would combine the nation's sixth and fourth largest cable operators into a company that Charter said would be the second-largest cable operator in the United States.
Importantly, the agreement also signals a belief among Charter and Bright House executives that Comcast's $45 billion proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable will be approved by U.S. regulators. The merger between Comcast and TWC would create the nation's largest cable operator.
A combined Charter and Bright House would serve 26.4 million passings and 10.1 million owned and serviced video customers. In announcing the transaction, Charter said Bright House serves around 2 million video customers in central Florida including Orlando and the Tampa Bay area, as well as Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, and California. The addition of those customers would improve Charter's scale.

Pope Francis shceduls to visit White House on Sept. 23

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis

The President and the First Lady will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House on Wednesday, September 23.? During the visit, the President and the Pope will continue the dialogue, which they began during the President’s visit to the Vatican in March 2014, on their shared values and commitments on a wide range of issues, including caring for the marginalized and the poor; advancing economic opportunity for all; serving as good stewards of the environment; protecting religious minorities and promoting religious freedom around the world; and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.? The President ?looks forward to continuing this conversation with the Holy Father during his first visit to the United States as Pope.?

Monday, March 30, 2015

摩顿市住宅局董事席位出缺

Malden Housing Authority Board Vacancy

Monday, March 30, 2015
Mayor Gary Christenson is reaching out to Malden residents in an effort to fill a vacancy on the Malden Housing Authority (MHA) Board of Commissioners due to a retirement. The Malden Housing Authority administers a variety of federal and state public and assisted housing programs designed to assist local low income residents, as well as the community's senior and disabled populations. The Board owns, operates and manages 1,400 units of public housing and provides additional housing assistance through 1,000 rental subsidies in privately-owned housing.
The Malden Housing Authority Board is a five (5) member Board with four Mayoral appointments subject to confirmation by the City Council and one appointment by the Governor. Members are appointed to five year terms and the Board typically meets twice a month (on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday) at 5:00 PM at 630 Salem Street.
Commissioners have the public duty to review, monitor and approve budgets and other financial documents to ensure expenditures are in compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, and to establish and update policies providing for the transparent governance of the MHA. Commissioners are required to attend workshops, training and seminars to keep up to date on current issues concerning public housing.
Please complete the online Boards and Commissions Application in full by clicking on the link below and attach your resume to assist Mayor Christenson and/or the City Council in making their selection. For a paper copy of the Boards and Commissions Application please contact Kathleen Manning Hall, Mayor’s Office, City Hall, 200 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148 by email at?kmanninghall@cityofmalden.org?or call 781-397-7000 Ext. 2004.
To access the online application, please log onto:?www.cityofmalden.org/BCApplication.
The deadline for accepting Applications is Monday, April 13th at 4:00 PM.

Houghs Neck Community Council Awarded Second Grant from Mass Service Alliance Quincy to celebrate National Volunteer Week

Houghs Neck Community Council Awarded Second Grant from Mass Service Alliance
Quincy to celebrate National Volunteer Week

QUINCY – The Houghs Neck Community Council has been awarded their second grant from the Massachusetts Service Alliance for 2015 to assist in collaborations to bring more volunteerism to the City of Quincy! To celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 13 - April 18, Houghs Neck Community Council and the City of Quincy Department of Planning and Community Development will host five volunteer recruitment events. Pizza party open houses will be held at Houghs Neck Community Center, Ward 4 Neighborhood Center, and North Quincy Community Center from 5:30 – 7:30 PM on Tuesday, April 14, Wednesday, April 15, and Thursday, April 16 respectively. Additionally the Quincy Public Schools has partnered as well to offer Community Service Fairs at Quincy High School and North Quincy High School for the students during their lunch period on Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16, respectively.

These events will give individuals in the community the chance to meet their community leaders, find out what service opportunities are being offered in their area, and a sign up for a “Cleaner Greener Quincy” neighborhood project. Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer Program will be at the open houses to talk about volunteer opportunities for those who are 55+. Opportunities include rides for veterans, a veterans’ book club and many more.

For more information about the neighborhood recruitment nights, and to register, go to: ?http://volunteerhoughsneck.eventbrite.com ; http://volunteerward4.eventbrite.com; and http://volunteernorthquincy.eventbrite.com.


Nonprofits wishing to join the service fairs may contact Melissa H. Pond at 617-376-1053 or mhorr@quincyma.gov.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

APIAVote Summer Internships

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March 26, 2015
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APIAVote Summer Internships

The APIAVote Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young AAPI student leaders to explore a career in the public sector or the political arena. This internship program will also provide hands on experience and training on how to organize and implement voter activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the electoral process. For the Summer of 2015, we are offering paid and unpaid internships.

The internship program is tailored per organizational needs and intern skills. Interns may work on any of the following areas: Communications/Technology (new media and traditional), Graphic Design, Field (working with APIAVote partners to mobilize for elections), Research and Policy (research and advocate for policy recommendations), Training (Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Training Institute), or Youth (engaging and organizing our youth coalitions).

LOCATION:?Washington, D.C.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:?MAY 1, 2015
CLICK HERE?to read more about the requirements, qualifications and application process
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APIAVote 2015 Retreat

APIAVote Retreat Group Photo

Early March, local partner organizations from over 20 states joined us in convening in San Francisco to prepare for the 2015 local elections and onto 2016. It was a great success, and after a weekend of strategizing, we and our local partners are ready?to mobilize the Asian American and Pacific Islander voters?for the upcoming local elections!

Special thanks to Crowell and Moring LLP for hosting the first day of our retreat and to Google for providing training onGoogle Nonprofit Applications.

View more photos from our retreat on by clicking?HERE.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

倍投方案图片顿侨教中心筹办系列活动庆祝抗日胜利七十周年

倍投方案图片顿华侨文教服务中心举办「美国倍投方案图片顿地区全侨纪念中华民国抗战胜利七十周年活动筹备委员会」新闻稿
倍投方案图片顿华侨文教中心发布时间:
2015/03/28
2015 年为中华民国对日抗战胜利70 周年,为宣扬抗战历史与精神,唤醒及重现历史真相,同时掌握中华民国领导对日抗战的历史诠释权知正当性,此间侨学各界成立「美国倍投方案图片顿地区全侨纪念中华民国抗战胜利七十周年活动筹备委员会」策办纪念中华民国抗战胜利七十周年系列活动328日在倍投方案图片顿华侨文教服务中心举办成立大会,对外说明系列活动筹备成立大会。当天活动筹备委员会主席倍投方案图片顿华侨文教中心主任郭大文、召集人倍投方案图片顿荣光联谊会石理事长家孝、主任委员纽英仑中华公所阮主席鸿灿、纽英仑中华总会陈毓礼、陈侨务谘询委员家骅、杨侨务谘询委员克敬、梅侨务委员锡锐、马侨务委员涤凡、侨务谘询委员蒋宗壬、中国国民党倍投方案图片顿分部张韵兰、倍投方案图片顿荣光联谊会石家孝、纽英仑中华专业人员协会周万钦、及各侨务荣誉职人员与倍投方案图片顿地区传统侨社、潮州同乡会团体及新侨社团侨领近30人参加。
筹备会召集人石家孝侨务促进委员表示,纪念系列活动主要让历史真相得到了解彰显,并缅怀过去全体军民争取自由民主的贡献、历史传承给下一代及感谢所有侨胞踊跃参与活动。
2015年活动计画:65日纪念七七抗战纪念大会抗战电影欣赏96日至13日纪念抗战胜利70周年图片展讨论会1111日倍投方案图片顿退伍军人节纪念抗战大游行

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR WALSH ON OFFICER MOYNIHAN

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR WALSH ON OFFICER MOYNIHAN

BOSTON - Saturday, March 28, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today released the following statement:

"My thoughts and prayers continue to be with Officer John Moynihan, his family, friends, the innocent person caught in the crossfire, and the entire community impacted by Friday night's violence. I have spoken with Officer Moynihan's family and Commissioner Evans and I am hopeful that under the experienced and talented team at Boston Medical Center the Officer will continue on a strong path to recovery. It is clear that Officer Moynihan is a hero for our city, and the entire nation, and today we are thankful for all of those who put their lives on the line every day to protect us."

纽英仑客家乡亲大规模庆祝天穿日 支持侨教中心留在牛顿市

纽英仑客家乡亲会日前举办第四届“天穿日”,首度把活动场地搬到侨教中心旁的海德社区中心体育馆,破例吸引了不下一百五十名乡亲,朋友出席,大阵仗庆祝客家新年。
??????????? 纽约客家乡亲会当天派出十二人代表团到贺。会长黄开荣不但亲自击鼓,为儿子黄文杰与好友演出的瑞狮献桔助阵,还和纽英仑客家乡亲会会长陈裕逢,倍投方案图片顿台湾同乡联谊会会长林展辉,经文处副处长陈铭俊,以及曾正泉等人大合唱“客家本色”,再个别献唱“细妹按靓”,彰显客家人的大方,好客,互助精神。
??????????? 黄开荣还在致词时表示,客家乡亲百分之百支持民国政府,今年八月七日至九日,全球客家乡亲恳亲会将在纽约举行,他带了报名简章来,希望纽英仑客家乡亲踊跃出席支持。
??????????? 纽英仑客家乡亲会会长陈裕逢则在会中笑说,秉持客家人的传统,该会成立以来,一直是“人人有事做,事事有人做”,乡亲们全都热心非常,让人感恩。在笑言台湾俗谚的“有钱没钱,讨个老婆好过年”时,他也特地感谢妻子余媚凤操持奔波,全力协助。
??????????? 驻倍投方案图片顿台北经济文化办事处处长赖铭琪,倍投方案图片顿华侨文教中心主任郭大文应邀致词时,也纷纷称赞客家人的勤奋,乐於助人。
??????????? 赖铭琪更在感谢客家乡亲支持经文处的各项活动之余,透露他母亲也是客家人。客家人的勤俭持家,爱护亲人美德,他早有亲身体会。
??????????? 纽英仑客家乡亲会当天不但有曾政明,曾建斗,曾泰明等人和姊姊,姐夫,曾秀梅,许炳煌亲手配制客家擂茶,麻糬奉客,摆出擂茶工具与材料,展示客家文化,还安排了余凤子,曾秀梅,黄淑英,刘秀春,刘悦慧,郑玉春,郑雪卿等人换了三套衣服,表演余啸渝教的客家舞蹈,“茶山情歌”,“十七十八田庄女”,“水汪汪”等。
??????????? 纽英仑客家乡亲会副会长周一男拿出教授本色,阐释了“天穿日”由来,指出客家人敬畏天地水,感恩女娲补天,在天穿日这天放下工作,祭拜感恩,并沿为传统。行政院也在2011年时,正式颁布客家委员会组织法,订定正月廿日为客家日。今年的客家日,原本落在三月十日,但大倍投方案图片顿风雪太多,才改期举行。
??????????? 当天,倍投方案图片顿华侨文教中心主任郭大文利用机会做现场调查。他说明侨教中心在牛顿市的办公室租约即将到期,正讨论续约,若侨胞希望侨教中心另迁他地,可汇报回侨委会研议。即场调查结果,大多数人支持留在原地。

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??????????? 纽英仑客家乡亲会会长陈裕逢,余媚凤夫妇(後右三,二),以及倍投方案图片顿台湾同乡联谊会会长林展辉(後右一)和经文处处长赖铭琪,云雯蓁夫妇(後左六,七),以及纽约客家乡亲会会长黄开荣,罗玉昇夫妇(後左二,一)等人在散会前互道珍重。(菊子摄)
??????????? 纽英仑客家乡亲会会长陈裕逢(左起),以及曾正泉,陈铭俊,纽约客家乡亲会会长黄开荣(右一起),林展辉等人合唱客家本色。(菊子摄)
??????????? 曾政明(右)奉上客家擂茶给经文处处长赖铭琪(左)。(菊子摄)

??????????? 纽约客家相亲会表演的舞狮。(菊子摄)

??????????? 谢如键(左起)帮忙黄开荣,黄文杰等人安排道具。(菊子摄)

??????????? 纽英仑客家乡亲会的美女们表演客家舞蹈。

??????????? 纽英仑客家乡亲会的美女们一身红衣裳,喜气洋洋。

奖时,纽英仑客家亲会副会长夫人,今年接掌大倍投方案图片顿中华文化协会
会长的周映秋(右)也抽中大奖,高兴地从陈裕逢(中),郑玉春(左)
手中领奖品。(菊子摄
??????????? 余媚凤(左)等人在会场负责登记。

??????????? 陈奕铭(右起),陈玫菁等人当义工,分菜。

??????????? 客家擂茶材料。


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