MBTA June Board Meeting

Bring your issues with our public transit system to the ones who run it! Every month, TRU members attend the MBTA Board of Director's Meeting and express the opinions and feelings of our members on how the T can provide first class service to all our communities.

Come Get Your Rights On!

What you need to know about police searches

Tuesday, June 3,
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

at the Freedom House
14 Crawford Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

A panel discussion and community speak-out about police warrantless searches of homes, searches on the street and what can be done to make communities safe.

Advocacy Day for Workers and Immigrants

April 29, 2008

With May Day nearly upon us, don't just show your support for immigrant causes in the streets of Boston - take the next step and head to the State House! The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) plans to continue the momentum generated on May 1 by sponsoring a Advocacy Day for Workers and Immigrants on Wednesday, May 7.

Arrive at the Mass State House at 10:00 a.m. and head to hearing room A-1, where MIRA representatives will be presenting their new report, entitled "New Workers, New Voters" and lobbying Greater Boston legislators to support budget priorities such as Domestic Violence Prevention, Adult Basic Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages. Read more...

Gentrification in Chinatown today

April 28, 2008

Chinatown

Chinatown is one of the fastest growing communities in Boston. Over the last ten years, the neighborhood has seen dramatic change. Despite the growth, issues of gentrification, job opportunities, and immigration still affect Chinatown today. Local day laborers hang around, waiting for restaurants to hire them for a days work. Because of language barriers, many residents lack the skills and resources to land jobs elsewhere.

This jeopardizes their living standards since the many new luxury high rises base rents on the average income ($20,000-35,000) of Boston. The actual average income for Chinatown is only $15,000. Read more...

Member Game Night

ACE Member Game Night!

It's time once again to get together, share some food and have some fun. Bring yourself, your family and friends, and any games you'd like to play. We will also have karaoke!

Thursday, May 8
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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