Riverside Chinatown Advocates Wins Partial Decision to Save Site

Riverside County Judge Sharon Waters on Monday, August 31, 2009 invalidated of the sale of historic Chinatown land to a developer.  This stops at least temporarily the process to develop the site Howerver, the court  ruled against the Save Our Chinatown Committee (SOCC)  on the remainding issues.

SOCC hopes that the ruling and delay opens the way to a possible settlement that will preserve the site. SOCC spokesperson Margie Akin said,

Free Speech in Defense of Workers 1; Sunshine Travel 0

A Massachusetts State Judge has has agreed to dismiss all claims by Sunshine Travel against Chinese Progressive Association Boston except for a claim regarding the unauthorized use of the trademark or logo (on a flyer).  The judge agreed with CPA's contention that Sunshine Travel's lawsuit was intended to intimidate and silence critics. State law, under the the anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation ("SLAPP") legislation, protects such protest and criticism. CPA's legal team from Greater Boston Legal Services is figuring out next steps.


Save Riverside Chinatown!

The Save Our Chinatown Committee, a grassroots community group in Riverside, California, is in a furious year-long battle to save the archaeological site of Riverside's Chinatown from redevelopment. They are organizing a second demonstration today at City Hall.


Converting Chinatown

On March 4th, CAAAV and the Urban Justice Center released a report showing the widespread redevelopment of the country's largest Chinatown. "Converting Chinatown: A Snapshot of a Neighborhood becoming Unaffordable and Unlivable" shows how the city development policies and corporate developers have affected the community's small businesses and residents. The report is based on a face to face survey of 150 residents and 88 businesses.


W Hotel Must Hire from the Community!

by Amee Chew

The Chinese Progressive Association has begun a campaign to demand local hiring in developments adjacent to the Boston Chinatown community. Here is their statement tieing development, the economic recession and local responsibility.

Demand Job Opportunities & Training for the Community!
W Hotel Must Hire from the Community!


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