This is an edited version of a CAAAV media advisory.
Manattan Chinatown residents celebrated the Lunar New Year by announcing the formation of the Chinatown Tenant Union. They also announced a campaign for bilingual inspectors at City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).
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.
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.
Things are looking up for the survival of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. J-town Voice and other community organizations have won a series of successes for the community. Over the past year, the community
There is no "homeland security" for Little Tokyo. In these times, who can you trust to keep the community alive? Do we rely solely on the interests of big institutions and private developers? Can we rely on the city to provide a master plan that is inclusive of our needs?
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.
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.