Author Archive | Sam

Chinatown Park/Greenway gets new seating/umbrellas

Here’s an invitation from the Greenway Conservancy to celebrate the new umbrellas on the Greenway in Chinatown Park. We’ll be there! Please join the Chinatown Community and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the collaborative effort to bring new tables, chairs and umbrellas to Chinatown Park and to thank […]

New effort to bring books and learning to Chinatown

Here’s a Globe article about a new project in the neighborhood to create a small-scale reading room in Chinatown. This is the start of a longer-term effort to create a new Chinatown Cultural Center in Boston. (Here’s a blog post from back in May with some photos of books on the move.) We’re excited that […]

Groundbreaking ceremony for Mary Soo Hoo Park 7/15

From the Mayor’s office, an invitation to groundbreaking for the new park is copied below. We’ve been taking lots of photos and posting on the kids’ Flickr Stream here. Mayor Thomas M. Menino & the Boston Redevelopment Authority invite you to attend a groundbreaking for Mary Soo Hoo Park Friday, July 15th, 2011 3:00 PM at the Chinatown […]

Mary Soo Hoo Park construction underway

We’re excited that construction is underway for the new Mary Soo Hoo Park on Hudson St, right next to the Chinatown Gate. We’re been hoping for and working on improvements to this corner of our neighborhood over the years. (See our cases above Improving Gateway Park and Tending a Vacant Lot.) Now, we’re experimenting with […]

Reggie Wong

Our family will miss chatting with Reggie on summer evenings near the Gate. His passing reminds us that building great neighborhoods does not need to be complicated—it starts with great people who are willing to take the time. Reggie Wong 1943-2011. Boston Globe obituary.

Where do you want a food truck?

Through April 13, you can give your input about locations for food trucks via a new online survey offered by the City of Boston. If you’ve spent time on our little blog, you know the kids and I have a favorite truck which we think is several lengths ahead of the nearest competition: Clover. They […]

Stone Soup Farm CSA started spring delivery today

Stone Soup Farm is an outstanding farm that has a CSA pick-up right near South Station in downtown Boston. This week’s delivery included a hen’s first egg, which is a tiny egg that a hen produces when she lays for the first time. Her “warm-up” egg, basically. Great vegetables, hard working farmers who are building […]

Flower Market at the Gate

Our friends at Chinatown Main Street have brought a small flower market to Chinatown Park on the Greenway to celebrate Chinese New Year. Great idea for the space—looks terrific, livens up the plaza, and provides a timely service for residents and visitors alike. Open, January 29 – February 2 from 9AM – 6PM.