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CPA occupies Boston Redevelopment Authority Offices

by Mike Liu

photo by Lawrence Joe

Thirty members and supporters of the Chinese Progressive Association occupied the offices of the Boston Redevelopment Association Monday, Oct. 4. The Chinese Progressive Association is asking the BRA to honor its 15-year promise to support a permanent home for CPA on Parcel C (now known as the Metropolitan). The BRA is instead insisting that CPA pay a disproportionate share of the monthly condo fees.

Resident Power

by Karlo Ng and Lydia Lowe

Over a year after the Liberty Place campaign, Boston Chinatown residents are busier than ever dealing with multiple land development struggles. Their involvement in these campaigns has shown that residents have become a force in the fight over how land in the community should be used, and resident activists have become more seasoned in their knowledge and actions.

 

Residents of S.F. Chinatown Apartment File Lawsuit Against City College of San Francisco

Courtesy of our exchange partner Asian Law Caucus
 

The tenants of a 21 unit apartment building in Chinatown have organized to prevent City College of San Francisco from demolishing their building and scattering their community throughout the city. They have filed suit against CCSF’s to enforce CCSF’s promise to construct replacement housing in Chinatown. “They promised us they would rebuild right here. I know I’m old, 80 years old, but I still remember this,” said building resident Ms. Wu.
 

Speak Out: Parcel 24 for Chinatown! Chinatown says$1 for Artery Land

by Lydia Lowe and Lawrence Joe
photos by Don Misumi
 

Boston Chinatown residents, former residents, and community leaders staged a community speak out today to call for the return of Parcel 24, a 90,000 square foot parcel of Mass Turnpike Authority land, to the Chinatown community. The event took place in front of the cement wall that stands at the site of the displaced Hudson Street neighborhood, land that the State took for highway construction.
 

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