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Friday, June 29, 2018

中华专协、北一女校友MFA文化之旅 - 谢开明图片专辑



部分出席者合影。

纽英仑中华专协董事长萧蔚(左),文化之旅统筹谭嘉陵(右)。

倍投方案图片顿北一女校友会会长江佩蓉(右一)。

史美芳。

白铃安(左),李小玲。

莫内(Monet)艺廊馆长Katie Hanson(右起)向曹伯禹夫妇,王子仁解说。

莫内(Monet)艺廊馆长Katie Hanson。


参观後,在MFA餐厅聚餐。


吴同中国艺术资深馆长白铃安(Nancy Berliner)(中)。



麻州可能下周一发出第一张娱乐用大麻店营业证


(Boston Orange)麻州大麻管制局(Cannabis Control Commission)28日宣布,估计下周投票决定,是否发出有条件执照给培养(Cultivate)”。一旦通过,位於屋斯特市的该店,将成为麻州第一家休闲用大麻店。
培养是去年十一月在Leicester开张的大麻药房,一旦麻州大麻管制局发给休闲娱乐用牌照後,培养店还得通过最後检查,才能把大麻卖给那些手里没有药用大麻购买许可证的成人。估计这程序得花上好几个礼拜。
??????????? 麻州政府也得设计出一套系统,来把那些药用大麻店里的存货资料,从麻州公共卫生厅转交给大麻管制局的从种子到销售追踪系统。
??????????? 现有的大麻药店一旦变成可以也销售娱乐用大麻的店铺时,将需要保留一部分存货,供持证病患购买。该法令旨在确保娱乐用大麻用户不会把店里的大麻全买光了,有需要的病人反而买不到大麻。
目前,大麻管制局只发出了一张有条件执照,是在米尔福(Milford)种植大麻的药用大麻公司Sira Naturals
下周一,大麻管制局也将投票决定,是否批给Sira Naturals公司生产及运送大麻的执照。该执照将允许Sira Natural 把种植的大麻变成可食用的其他产品,并运送到各个店去。
根据麻州法令,大麻产品在店里出售前,必须经过测试,不过目前供应药用大麻店的四家主要实验室,只有一家送出了成为娱乐用实验室执照的申请书。
许多人原本预期的七月一日起,大麻零售就会广泛可见,现在看起来不太可能发生了。尽管大麻管制局证已在审阅递交了完整文件的大约61家公司的申请书,但很可能只有几家会在七月开门营业。

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Bill to Temporarily Suspend a Gun License from Those Who Pose a Risk to Themselves or Others

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Bill to Temporarily Suspend a Gun License from Those Who Pose a Risk to Themselves or Others

(BOSTON) – The Massachusetts Legislature?voted today to establish a process for family, household members or licensing authorities (petitioners) to petition the court for an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) for individuals who “pose a risk of causing bodily injury to self or others” by owning, possessing or having a firearm.? An ERPO, if issued by the court, is effective for up to one year and results in the immediate suspension and surrender of all firearms and ammunition.
Licensing authorities are required to provide a list of services “relating to crisis intervention, mental health, substance abuse and counseling” upon receipt of an ERPO.
“With the passage of this legislation, Massachusetts once again leads the nation with the strongest and most effective gun laws in the country,”?House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop)?said. “This bill will prevent senseless tragedies and help keep Massachusetts’ children safe. I am sincerely grateful to Representative Decker, who tirelessly championed this bill, and would like to recognize Chairman Naughton, Representative Viera and the conferees for their work, as well as the students who raised their voices on this life-saving measure.”
"This legislation will give loved ones vitally needed tools to help their family members in difficult, emotional situations,” said?Senate President?Harriette?L.Chandler. “We know that this bill will encourage mental health interventions, save lives, and reduce the risk of suicide and murder. And thank you to the thousands of students who spoke up on this issue---your advocacy made today possible."

“I would like to thank Speaker DeLeo for his incredible leadership on this bill and for his commitment to firearm safety.? Thanks to his leadership, as well as a the tireless advocacy from survivors, parents, and students, we have continued to be a leader in the nation in preventing gun violence and enhancing the quality of life in the Commonwealth,” said?Representative Harold P. Naughton, Jr. (D-Clinton), Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security. “This legislation provides a tool for families to protect loved ones from harming themselves or others by preventing them from accessing a firearm in a crisis. I believe we have also managed to strike a critical balance between public safety and due process.? I am incredibly proud to have been able to play a small part in crafting a policy that I firmly believe will save lives.”
“I was so pleased to be the Senate Chair of the Conference Committee on this ‘Red Flag’ bill,” said?Senator Creem. “Passage of this bill will save lives and it is a credit to all those who have advocated for its passage – especially our?young people – that we were able adopt this important public safety policy.
?“I sleep well at night knowing this bill continues to ensure that Massachusetts is doing everything it can to lead the nation with common sense gun legislation that we know will save lives,” said?Marjorie C. Decker (D-Cambridge), sponsor of the bill. “I could not be more proud or grateful for Speaker DeLeo’s leadership and courage. We can continue to look our constituents in the eyes and into the faces of parents across Massachusetts who know that their legislature is working to keep them safe.”

“We must do all that we can to keep our communities safe, and that includes keeping guns out of the hands of those who pose a risk of endangering themselves or others,” said?Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland), Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. “I’m proud to join with my colleagues in the Legislature to stand up for public safety in the Commonwealth.”

While licensing authorities in Massachusetts can currently suspend or revoke a license to carry (LTC) or firearm ID (FID) card on the basis of suitability, the ERPO court process provides petitioners - particularly family and household members who are far more familiar with an at-risk individual’s behavior - an additional tool to keep the licensee and others safe. It also provides an independent avenue for petitioners who are reluctant to go to law enforcement by allowing them to directly approach the court, doing so “under the pains and penalties of perjury”.
The legislation also allows the?court to issue an emergency ERPO prior to a hearing in certain situations and provides for a justice of the court to grant an ERPO on nights and weekends if it finds “reasonable cause to conclude that the respondent poses a risk of causing bodily injury to self or others”.

The bill includes a range of due process protections for licensees, including a requirement for the court to hold a hearing within ten days of a petition being filed.?Respondents will be able to use all existing statutory law remedies to demonstrate that they are not at risk, including legal counsel and the appeal process.

Any person who files for an order falsely is subject to a $5,000 fine or 2 ? years in a house of correction.

Finally, in the wake of the recent Supreme Judicial Court ruling inCommonwealth v. Ramirez, the bill repeals the ban on stun guns and puts a licensing procedure in place.
The bill now goes to the Governor for his consideration.

台湾在DIA2018年会中首次办城镇会议

食品药物管理署署长吴秀梅(右中),倍投方案图片顿经文处处长徐佑典(左三)和财团法人医药品
查验中心执行长高纯琇(前右二)等嘉宾合影。(周菊子摄)
? ? ? ? (Boston Orange周菊子倍投方案图片顿报导)国际「药物资讯协会(Drug Information Association,简称DIA)」今年(2018)再到倍投方案图片顿办年会。台湾由食品药物管理署署长吴秀梅率30人代表团参加,并首次在这全球性会议中举办”TFDA城镇会议,向各国介绍台湾具国际竞争力的临床试验能量及研发资源。? ? ? ? ? ?
DIA现任及前任董事,Angelika Joos(左二),Per Spindler(中),
Andrzej Czarnecki(右一)等人也在"台湾之夜"中唱卡拉OK。(周菊子摄)
DIA是全球最大,历史最悠久的国际性生命科学,医药法规人士交流会议,强调分享药物研发新知,经验,交流药政管理趋势。今年该会议以包括病人(Patients Included)”为主题,於624日至28日之间,在倍投方案图片顿会议展览中心举行,有来自50多国的8000多名制药,生物科技,医疗设备等领域专业人士参加,共约423家公司摆摊展示,研讨19项议题。
食品药物管理署署长吴秀梅(左),倍投方案图片顿经文处处长徐佑典(右)在会中合唱。(周菊子摄)
台湾食品药物管理署这次与会,不但首次举办专场城镇会议,介绍台湾概况,还设置主题摊位,介绍「临床试验资讯平台」,627日晚又和驻倍投方案图片顿台北经济文化办事处合作,在倍投方案图片顿龙凤酒楼举办了一场台湾之夜,邀得DIA大会董事,各国与会代表逾百人参加,促进交流,增加未来合作机会。
与会者,欧阳瑞琳(左起),李中伟等人也高歌一曲。(周菊子摄)
根据大会资料,卫生福利部食品药物管理署举办的「TFDA Town Hall」主题论坛,由吴秀梅署长担任主持人,阐述台湾推动国际化医药品法规管理体系成果。另有台大医院肿瘤医学部主任杨志新说明「多国多中心药品临床试验与资料解释之挑战」;财团法人医药品查验中心执行长高纯琇谈「应用真实世界证据於法规决策经验」;行政院科技会报办公室主任刘祖惠介绍「台湾药品产业之开发优质环境与政策」。台湾代表团还在会议期间发表壁报论文,说明新药开发的新颖性临床试验设计、细胞治疗谘询辅导措施及台湾转移性黑色素瘤治疗之成本效益等。
荷兰葛兰素史克药厂台湾分公司法规处长饶慧芬表示,在这次的年会中,关於人工智能对医药资讯及法规会有甚麽影响的讨论,也几乎无处不在。
627日晚的「台湾之夜」晚会,由财团法人医药品查验中心国合公关专业经理周耿彻主持,有DIA现任理事11人中的Angelika JoosAndrzej CzarneckiAlberto GrignoloGesine Bejeuhr及前任理事长Per Spindler,驻倍投方案图片顿台北经济文化办事处处长徐佑典,以及Health Canada代表Agnes KleinMichele Chadwick,强生集团Janssen项目管理部副主任庄蕾,医药法规撰写主任Kent Cochran,美、德、日、韩、加拿大等国专家学者出席。

Governor Baker Signs Grand Bargain Legislation

Governor Baker Signs Grand Bargain Legislation
Compromise bill creates a permanent sales tax holiday, increase in minimum wage and a new paid family and medical leave program in Massachusetts

BOSTON?– Today, Governor Baker signed H.4640?An Act relative to minimum wage, paid family medical leave and the sales tax holiday, also known as the “Grand Bargain.” The compromise legislation will create a permanent sales tax holiday, increase the minimum wage over the next five years and create a new paid family and medical leave program in Massachusetts.

“I am thankful that all parties came together, compromised and found common ground to produce a better set of policies than what the ballot questions represented,”?said Governor Charlie Baker.?“The Massachusetts workforce continues to grow with more and more people finding jobs and our administration is committed to maintaining the Commonwealth’s competitive economic environment.”

“Compromise on all sides made this legislation possible and our administration remains committed to making the Commonwealth the best place to live, work and raise a family,”?said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.

“This compromise strikes the right balance of empowering employees, supporting our hardworking residents and ensuring that businesses can continue to provide good, steady jobs,” said?House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop). “I sincerely thank the stakeholders who came to the table and the legislators who brokered this compromise.”

“This legislation is a true balance – one that reflects the real concerns facing both working families and business owners, while continuing to grow the Massachusetts economy,”?said Senate President Harriette L. Chandler (D-Worcester).?“I’m pleased that Massachusetts will be one of the first states with both a $15 minimum wage and a comprehensive paid family and medical leave program. I’m just as pleased that small businesses across the Commonwealth will continue to have the resources and room they need to flourish. I’m proud of the strong collaboration among stakeholders, House and Senate members in reaching this compromise, and thank them for their efforts in coming together throughout this process.”

“I’m pleased that this compromise will lift up working families in the Commonwealth, with a $15 minimum wage and a strong paid family and medical leave program,”?said Senator Jason Lewis (D-Winchester), Senate Chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.?“At the same time, the legislation balances the concerns of employers, particularly small businesses that form the backbone of our Main Streets. I greatly appreciate the hard work and spirit of collaboration that all the stakeholders have exhibited through this process.”

“Regardless of what happens in Washington DC, this law demonstrates that in Massachusetts we can come together to create policies which benefit working families, employers, and the Commonwealth as a whole,”?said Representative Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose), Chairperson for the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.?“While this process took months, I am proud that this law strikes the right balance in delivering improved wages and expanded benefits for millions of hard working residents while providing key protections for small businesses.”

The legislation signed into law today will create a permanent 2-day weekend sales tax holiday, a provision recently proposed as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s Economic Development Bill to provide annual relief for consumers and increased sales for retailers. The new law will begin in August of 2019 and the particular weekend will be determined by the Legislature.
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The bill will also gradually raise the Commonwealth’s minimum wage to $15/hour over five years, with an initial increase taking effect in January 2019. Coupled with that increase will be a raise to the minimum base wage rate for tipped workers, up to $6.75, that will also phase in over a 5-year period commencing in January of 2019. Wage policies for Sunday and Holiday pay will also be reformed and brought inline with most other states across the country.

The third major component of H.4640 introduces a new Paid Family and Medical Leave program for in Massachusetts employers and employees. The new program will provide employees who contribute to the program the ability to take paid leave for up to 12 weeks a year care for a family member or bond with a new child, 20 weeks a year to deal with a personal medical issue, and up to 26 weeks to deal with an emergency related to deployment of a family member for military service. Weekly benefit amounts will be calculated as a percentage of the employee’s average weekly wage, with a maximum weekly benefit of $850.?Self-employed persons may opt into the program.?For the law to apply to municipal employees, the city or town involved must vote to accept participation in the program.

国际当代艺术中心戴明德画展 7/8 讲座


Acton, MA – Contemporary Arts International (CAI), a nonprofit art center, announces the interdisciplinary exhibition in CAI’s Gallery. Curated by Viktor Lois, the exhibition entitled Before the End of the Journey: Paintings of My Older Brother” by Taiwanese artist Ming-Te Tai will be open to the public from July 8 to Oct 8, 2018. This is our anchor show of the year. ?An Opening Reception and Artist Talk will be held on July 8 at 2:00PM.
A collection of more than 40 paintings in this exhibition utters empathetically the struggle of human distress and despair. Through an artistic recording of the artist’s brother’s last period in his life journey, Tai expresses from the bottom of his soul the humanity’s deepest fear toward the end of our destiny. Each painting elucidates a level of elevation in the artist’s heart. ?Tai’s motive unequivocally gives a total artistic Life to his brother, and makes “before the Ending of the Journey” tangible.
As the artist’s statement stated: “… the year 2012 was the last period of my late older brother with a terminal oral cancer. I looked at his weak and fractured cheeks and body, and felt the urge to record the last of him in images. However, the section from his nasal cavity to his neck is bandaged with gauze with blood oozing out, I could not bring myself to lift the cold camera and press the shutter to the brutal scene. I started drawing his portrait on the thin wrapping paper from his medical supply kits. Needless to say, my mind was filled with chaotic thoughts and the anxiety on our rapidly approaching eternal separation...?
Two years later, the doodling was transformed into this painting series.?
Tai writes further: “…My older brother and I were 17 years apart, our relationship is in many ways like that of a father and son. His build was burly, his character with a strong sense of righteousness, he often took a leadership role among his peers, and frequently got into fights with local gangsters when he was young and unruly. Even though they were outnumbered ten to one, he persisted in the bloodshed until the end. His job took him traveling constantly until an illness drove him back to his hometown to become a ‘good citizen’. I marveled at his value of life. To me, the suffering state of his predicament was no different from that of a saint! Paintings of my Older Brother perhaps are autobiographical revealing my fear in facing my own end in the future.”

The series, though a portrait of the artist’s brother, is obviously not a depiction of his appearance but the apprehension of his vigilance, courage, and witness of the easy attitude he beheld when facing excruciating pain.

When asked about the process of creating these paintings, Tai articulates that this series was first painted with trembling hands when Tai directly faced his brother and sketched him. Based on the draft, after the brother passed away, a large number of interpretive finer sketches were produced. Tai freely employed diverse materials to express himself in various stages of anxiety and despair. Tai explored the integration of acrylics and mixed materials for presentation. Through acrylics and the cutting, covering, filling in color, and blooming on vinyl cuttings, the resulting imagery was extremely similar to that of woodcut prints, expressing the harshness, strength and life-like movement of the figure in the painting. In the dark-colored area with moist ink, the symbol of time delivers the reference and inference of the Paintings of “My Brother” heading to the end of his Life. The linear cut marks overlap and intersect, vacillating between certainty and uncertainty. They weave the direct contact and treatment of the separation and pain.

The emotional imagery in the show resonates the famous print/painting “Scream” by Edvard Munch, not only the subject matter of expressing the artist’s inner thoughts and strong feeling, but also its swirling movement, rhythm and intensity. Munch’s extreme despair completely override the painterly application, the “Scream” hits the viewer with a solely direct feeling of anxiety. As Munch’s diaries read: "I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends went on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous infinite scream of nature." Like Munch, Tai Ming-Te’s paintings express not merely psychological agony but also physical suffering on the edge of insanity. Munch is from Norway, Tai is from Taiwan, the common denominator is their extraordinary human feeling. Through art, they both evoke the empathy in our hearts.

Both Yin and Viktor have known Tai personally since 2005, and witnessed the dedication and even the near “madness” in which he created and lived his art. Touched by Tai’s authenticity and artistic spirit, they brought this series to New England to share with the Western viewers a glimpse of this moving and critical Asian artist, whose voice and life journey we all, at various degrees, one time or other, have encountered.

Tai has obtained his Master of Fine Arts from the Tainan National University of the Arts, and is an Associate Professor of Visual Art at the National Jiayi University in Taiwan.



倍投方案图片顿草根音乐祭 6/30


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

中华艺协第32届中华民族舞蹈展 - 谢开明图片专辑

陈玉律(中)率领老师,学生们谢幕。

陈玉律应邀和学生家长合影。
纽英仑中华艺术协会主办的第三十二届中华民族舞蹈展,六月二十三日(周六)分别於下午及晚上,在倍投方案图片顿大学蔡氏演艺中心举行了两场盛大公演。
艺协舞团执行艺术总监陈玉律、艺术总监陈嘉琪、以及门璐、蔡君柔、傅静文等老师携手制作,率传统中国舞蹈团全体团员,演出了二十支舞蹈小品,不但风格各异,舞服舞步都无多彩多姿,现场观众大饱眼福,纷纷称赞

中华艺协为加强达成宣扬中华文化宗旨,今年再次不卖票,邀观众免费索取入场劵,以期各界人士更踊跃出席,欣赏两场精彩演出。

艺协传统中国舞蹈团每年举办一次的新团员甄试将在八月二十五日(周) 上午在位於 Woburn 的艺协活动中心举行。有兴趣者请至艺协网址 www.acas-ne.com 下载报名表。

艺协主辨的第二十届中华民族舞蹈夏令营,将於八月十二日至八月十八日举行,已定由蔡君柔执教。下载报名表,可上艺协网址?www.acas-ne.com?













波市府订6/28在Dorchester办就业展

CITY OF BOSTON TO HOST NEIGHBORHOOD JOB FAIR IN DORCHESTER
BOSTON - Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - Tomorrow, the City of Boston invites residents to participate in a Neighborhood Career Fair in Dorchester, offering participants the opportunity to explore employment opportunities within the City of Boston and private companies. The job fair is being hosted by the City's Office of Diversity.

The event will be held at the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Perkins Community Center in Dorchester, and residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about career opportunities from the 30 participating employers.

WHEN:? ? ? ? ? ?Thursday, June 28, 2018
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:? ? ? ??BCYF Perkins Community Center
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 155 Talbot Ave, Dorchester

WHO:

Representatives from:
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
  • Northeastern University
  • TD Garden
  • City?of Boston Human Resource Office
  • Boston Centers for Youth & Families
  • City of Boston Office of Diversity
  • New England Center for Arts & Technology
  • Boston Water & Sewer Commission
  • Boston Public Health Commission?
  • Whole Foods Market?
  • High Sierra Pools Inc?
  • Boston Red Sox?
  • Judge Rotenberg Center?
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority?
  • Massachusetts State Police?
  • Boston EMS?
  • Encore Boston Harbor?
  • Northeast Center for Tradewomen's Equity?
  • Boston Fire Department?
  • USO New England?
  • City of Boston Inspectional Services Department?
  • Make A Wish Foundation?
  • Building Pathways Boston?
  • Uphams Corner Health Center?
  • Playworks New England?
  • Boston Police Department?
  • Corporate Photographers?
  • Girls Scout of Eastern MA, INC?
  • Mass Department of Correction?
  • Securitas Critical Structure Services?
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?
  • The Center for Teen Empowerment?
  • Make A Wish Foundation?
  • Mayor's Office of Workforce Development

波市长2019预算32.9亿元 市议会无异议通过

?MAYOR WALSH'S FISCAL YEAR 2019 BUDGET UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL, AFFIRMING A COMMITMENT TO PROGRESS, OPPORTUNITY AND INNOVATION
BOSTON - Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - The Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget submitted by Mayor Martin J. Walsh today was unanimously approved by the Boston City Council, building on the Walsh Administration's record of presenting a balanced, sustainable and proactive budget investing in the needs of our growing city. The $3.29 billion recommended budget represents an increase of $139 million, or 4.4 percent, over the FY18 budget, and follows 28 City Council hearings that helped identify opportunities for further targeted investments and capture additional cost-savings. Mayor Walsh will sign the final budget once it reaches his desk.

In this final budget, funding for city services, such as streets, parks, public health and public safety will grow by $43 million from FY18, including $12 million in new data-driven investments, and funding for the Boston Public Schools (BPS) will grow by $51 million.

"This budget upholds our city's values and priorities, and is a reflection of our leadership position in growing a middle class through strong 21st century schools, good jobs and affordable homes in safe neighborhoods," said Mayor Walsh. "By investing in the strong foundation we've been able to achieve through strategic management of the city's finances, I am proud that with the support of the City Council, we are able to continue making record investments in advancing the prosperity of our city, our people and our collective future."

As part of Mayor Walsh's budget, he proposed to further invest in key initiatives, including:

Expanding Universal Pre-Kindergarten?for over 80 new quality seats, as a result of continued advocacy at the state level that is expected to result in an increase from initial projections for Charter School reimbursement;

Doubling the Youth Development Grant Program?to $500,000 to promote conflict resolution skills to musical training to athletic programming, all with a spotlight on self esteem promotion.

New funding to support the Elder Nutrition Program, to meet the demand in preventing malnutrition for seniors and backfill declining state and federal resources;

New city funded position at the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement?to work on the frontlines of supporting new Bostonians, and effectively engage and serve immigrant residents and their families;

New mounted park ranger?to better serve our city parks and complement the new ranger position, which is also part of the the FY19 budget;

New equity and inclusion staff?for the Office of Economic Development

New funding for workplace sensitivity training?that will support expanded training on racial and gender bias, sexual harassment and employee awareness.

These additional investments are made possible as a result of debt service savings realized as a result of the city's recently renewed AAA bond rating. They are also made possible through continued advocacy at the State level that has resulted in additional Charter School Reimbursement and Chapter 70 funding included in the FY2019 House and Senate budgets.?

Additional investments included in the final budget that aim to affirm a commitment to progress, opportunity and innovation by investing in Boston's neighborhoods, include:

Adding new public safety personnel and equipment, including police and 20 police cadets, EMTs and firefighters to keep our residents safe and to respond to the City's increase of new residents and commuters. In addition, $2 million has been allocated towards a phase-in of police body cameras, and investments in new fire engines, fire houses and new ambulances.

Making a permanent establishment of Boston's Engagement Center, providing space for participants to connect with recovery support services and get connected with housing services offered by the City and partners.

Allocating $5 million in new revenue towards transportation projects?by increasing certain parking fines that will effectively influence good driving practices and reduce congestion in high-traffic areas.

Investing in the implementation of Community Choice Aggregation?and single-use bags that will lower emissions, in addition to purchasing a deployable floodwall for the East Boston Greenway to help mitigate damage related to coastal storms.

Doubling the size of the Department of Neighborhood Development down payment assistance program?to $1 million, allowing dozens of middle-class families to access zero-interest loans to cover down payments.

The final budget includes the adoption of a Boston Public Schools budget of $1.112 billion, representing a $3.5 million increase over the initial proposal of $1.109 billion, a $51 million increase over FY18, and marking the largest proposed BPS budget in the city's history. The BPS budget was approved by the City Council in a 12-1 vote today. With an increase to the projection of State Charter School Reimbursement revenue, funding will be directed towards expanding universal pre-kindergarten for over 80 new quality seats in FY19. The City of Boston's allocation to BPS has increased by $175 million, or 19 percent, over the past five years.

Mayor Walsh's FY19 budget continues to invest in preserving and creating a strong middle class, and creating opportunities for all those who live in Boston. The FY19 budget supports Boston's long-term plan,?Imagine Boston 2030.

ABOUT IMAGINE BOSTON 2030
Imagine Boston 2030 is Boston's first citywide plan in 50 years aimed at guiding growth to support our dynamic economy and expand opportunity for all residents. The plan prioritizes inclusionary growth and puts forth a comprehensive vision to boost quality of life, equity and resilience in every neighborhood across the City. Shaped by the input of 15,000 residents who contributed their thoughts to the plan, Imagine Boston 2030 identifies five action areas to guide Boston's growth, enhancement and preservation, and is paired with a set of metrics that will evaluate progress and successes. To learn more visit, imagine.boston.gov.

For more information about the budget,visit Boston's budget website at?budget.boston.gov.?

倍投方案图片顿最古老剧院剪彩重启 首演"红磨坊"


倍投方案图片顿市长马丁华殊(Martin Walsh,左二),爱默生学院校长?M. Lee Pelton(左三)
和殖民地剧院总经理
Erica Lynn Schwartz(左一),行销传播主任Robert Jones(右一),
以及红磨坊的演员们一起剪彩。(周菊子摄)
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Boston Orange 周菊子倍投方案图片顿报导) 爱默生学院拥有的殖民地剧院(Colonial Theatre)(27)日邀得倍投方案图片顿市长马丁华殊(Martin Walsh)剪彩,并以20世纪福斯(Fox)电影公司电影红磨坊(Moulin Rough)”改编的音乐剧,在此做世界首演,重新启用。
倍投方案图片顿市长马丁华殊希望倍投方案图片顿市在戏剧上名列前茅。(周菊子摄)
? ? ? ? ? ? ?殖民地剧院(Colonial Theatre)建於1900年代,是大倍投方案图片顿持续经营的剧院中,最古老的一个。爱默生学院先於2003年租用,後於2006年买下了这座剧院,并陆续出租给关键品牌娱乐,花旗表演艺术中心等公司经营,一直是戏剧作品到百老汇上演前的第一站表演地,
? ? ? ? ? ? ?2015年花旗表演艺术中心的租约到期後,爱默生学院把场地收了回来,一度打算改建成学校餐厅,但在学校教职员,校友,史学家及戏剧圈人士纷纷抗议,在change.org上收集了7000个签名後,爱默生学院校长M. Lee Pelton201633日宣布,将把现场表演带回这剧院。同年9月,爱默生学院再宣布,将和不同集团合作,重开剧院。
爱默生学院校长M. Lee Pelton(左二),殖民地剧院总经理Erica Lynn Schwartz和红磨坊
演员们。(周菊子摄)
?????????????? 20171月,爱默生学院宣布和伦敦的大使剧院集团(ATG)达成协议,签下40年租约,把这座位1700的殖民地剧院,交给大使剧院集团经营,双方也都同意斥资翻修,倍投方案图片顿市府也是居间促成者。
?????????????? 马丁华殊表示,倍投方案图片顿市府是很认真地想要维持倍投方案图片顿在戏剧界的地位,提升倍投方案图片顿的文化、创意产业,他感谢爱默生学院过去20年来在倍投方案图片顿投资了将近六亿元。
殖民地剧院内部景观。(图片来自剧院网站)
?????????????? M. Lee Pelton2011年来到倍投方案图片顿,接任爱默生学院校长的。他透露,爱默生学院共拥有3个剧院,殖民地剧院外,还有雄伟(Majestic)剧院,派拉蒙(Paramont)剧院,加起来有4000多个座位,是整个美东地区,甚至全美拥有最多剧院的学校。
? ? ? ? ? ? ?殖民地剧院经理Erica Lynn Schwartz表示,红磨坊音乐剧还没正式演出,就已应观众要求加演,现在的演出日期改为从今日起至八月十九日。
??????????? 查询该剧院详情,可上网http://www.emersoncolonialtheatre.com

殖民地剧院内部景观。(图片来自剧院网站)




殖民地剧院入口售票听。(周菊子摄)