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Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces New Leadership Team at Office for Refugees and Immigrants 

 BOSTON — Governor Maura Healey, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kate Walsh today announced three key leadership appointments for the Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI). Cristina Aguilera Sandoval,

Lynn Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Seeks Projects

LYNN — The City of Lynn’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) is accepting applications for funding through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) released on May 3, 2023. Through this NOFA, the

Massachusetts House Asian Caucus Kickoff the #ShopAAPIMonth Challenge

BOSTON – The Massachusetts House Asian Caucus announced that for the third year running they will be challenging their colleagues and their communities to shop at local Asian and Asian American-owned businesses

Governor Maura Healey Signs a Proclamation to declare AANHPI Heritage Month

Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey signed a proclamation to declare Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month yesterday at the Massachusetts State House. Governor Healey was joined by members of AANHPI community, Mayor of Boston

National Health Survey is Coming to Middlesex Country This Summer

All counties and cities in the United States have a chance to be selected for the NHANES and, this year, Middlesex County is one of 15 counties selected to be part of

Open Lowell: Promoting Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity

In celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the City of Lowell launched Open Lowell, a new initiative that recognizes Lowell’s unique cultural diversity and promotes an inclusive environment. Open Lowell celebrates

Tech Goes Home Receives $4.5 Million Dollar Grant to Expand Digital Equity Work Across Massachusetts

Tech Goes Home, a Massachusetts nonprofit working to advance digital equity, has received a historic $4.5 million dollar grant to expand its digital access in 13 Gateway Cities across the Commonwealth —

Lynn Mayor Signs Historic Compact Committing to Diversity in Real Estate Development

BOSTON – Mayors from Lynn, Cambridge, Salem and Somerville joined on Monday with leaders from the City of Boston and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll to sign the CommonWealth Development Compact, committing to

Secretary Santiago Pays Tribute to Vietnam Veterans in Worcester and Visits Project New Hope

In commemorating the 50th anniversary of the United States’ withdrawal of troops from Vietnam, Executive Office of Veterans’ Services Secretary Jon Santiago paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of Massachusetts veterans at

Mayor Sokhary Chau Travels to Cambodia May 3rd-16th for SEA Games

According to a press release by the City of Lowell, Mayor Sokhary Chau is traveling to Cambodia this week from May 3rd – 16th with a delegation of Lowell’s USA Cambodia Sports Association

MassHire Greater Lowell Awarded $2 Millions Grant to Fund Jobs Training for Youths and Young Adults

MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board announced they received a $2 million grant for the YouthWorks Employment and Training Program. Awarded by the Commonwealth Corporation, YouthWorks is a state-funded youth employment program offering

Message and Notes from Publisher Soben Ung on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Heritage Month

May is the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It is the month that America celebrates the diverse cultures of AA and NHPIs communities, their achievements, as well as

Healey-Driscoll Administration Named Will Rasky Director of Federal Affairs

WASHINGTON D.C. – Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll have announced that Will Rasky will serve as Director of Federal Affairs. Rasky will be based in Washington, D.C. and serve as point

Fiery Speeches, Protest and Petitions: Cambodian Community  in Lowell Opposes Battambang-Phnom Penh Sister-City Motions

Over 150 Cambodian community members gathered at Lowell City Hall on Tuesday April 25th to express their disapproval of Mayor Sokhary Chau’s motions 11.10 to establish Sister-City with Battambang, and 11.9 to

Cambodian community to protest at City Council Meeting Today to Oppose Lowell-Battambang Sister-City Motion

Lowell city council will face the community’s reaction today at the council meeting regarding the motion filed by Mayor Sokhary Chau and councilor Paul Ratha Yem to establish a sister city with Battambang,

City of Lowell announces ARPA funding grants for the Cultural Sector

The City of Lowell announced three new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) programs which to promote the City’s Cultural Sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds available nearly $1 million for

Grand Jury Indicted Donald Trump

New York – Grand jury indicted former President Donald Trump for his involvement in a hush-money payment of $130,000 to an adult-film star Stormy Daniel during his 2016 election campaign. Mr. Trump

Gold Price Up Amid Banking Crisis

Five years ago, 24K gold cost only $1,336/oz. Since then it went up 50%. It reached $2,010 in August 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic that rattled the stock market.  It went down

Where to save your money in 2023?

Because of the federal interest rate hike in the past 12 months and the expected increase in interest rate continuing in 2023, many banks and credit unions now offer high-yield saving accounts

Two Earthquakes in Turkey Killed More than 44,300

On February 6, two very large earthquakes 7.8 and 7.5 in magnitudes struck Turkey killing more than 44,300 people.  The World Bank estimated about $34.2 billion in damages, equivalent to 4% of

Was There Actually a Cambodian Victory Over Genocide on January 7, 1979?

This past January, there were many celebrations and parties in various Cambodian American communities and in Cambodia commemorating the fall of the Khmer Rouge. Cambodia’s ruling party CPP celebrated this day as

Housing Market Begins to Rebound

Last week, the Federal Reserve approved a quarter-percentage increase in interest rate, which brings the federal funds rate from 4.5% to 4.75%, the smallest percentage increase compared to the last six consecutive

“Letters From Home” Review

It started as a young man of 22 years, with dreams of becoming a Doctor of Music and shared his dream with a stranger while riding an elevator, which lead to a

ស្វែងយល់អំពីជំនួយថាមពលនៅតាមផ្ទះ – LIHEAP

កម្មវិធីជំនួយថាមពលតាមផ្ទះនៅរដ្ឋម៉ាសាឈូសេត ហៅកាត់ថា (LIHEAP) គឺជាធនធានឥតគិតថ្លៃ ដើម្បីជួយដល់គ្រួសារដែលមានសិទ្ធិបង់ប្រាក់ ជាផ្នែកមួយនៃវិក្កយបត្រសម្រាប់ម៉ាស៊ីនកំដៅរដូវរងា។​ ដាក់ពាក្យស្នើសុំដោយឥតគិតថ្លៃ។ លោកអ្នកអាចដាក់ពាក្យតាមអ៊ីនធឺណិត ឬដោយផ្ទាល់តាមរយៈបណ្តាញអ្នកផ្តល់សេវាក្នុងស្រុក។ មិនថាលោកអ្នកមានប្រភពម៉ាស៊ីន     កំដៅប្រភេទណាក៏ដោយ LIHEAP អាចជួយលោកអ្នកក្នុងការទូទាត់វិក្កយបត្រកំដៅរដូវរងារបស់អ្នក។ អ្នករស់នៅរដ្ឋម៉ាសាឈូសេត ទាំងអស់ត្រូវបានលើកទឹកចិត្តឱ្យស្វែងរកសិទ្ធិទទួលបានកម្មវិធីឥតគិតថ្លៃនេះ ហើយដាក់ពាក្យសុំជំនួយ។ កម្មវិធីនេះមិនគិតថ្លៃ ១០០% សម្រាប់អ្នកដែលមានលក្ខណៈសម្បត្តិគ្រប់គ្រាន់។ ប្រយ័ត្ន​​ការ​ឆបោក​ដោយ​មនុស្ស​គិត​ថ្លៃ​ពី “ការដាក់ពាក្យស្នើសុំ” សម្រាប់​ជួយ​ដាក់​ពាក្យ។ ព័ត៌មានអំពីសិទ្ធិទទួលបានកម្មវិធី សិទ្ធិទទួលបានជំនួយថាមពលតាមផ្ទះគឺផ្អែកលើកត្តាជាច្រើន រួមទាំងប៉ុន្តែមិនកំណត់ចំពោះទំហំគ្រួសារ និងប្រាក់ចំណូលសរុបប្រចាំឆ្នាំរួមរបស់សមាជិកគ្រួសារនោះទេ។ អាចអនុវត្ត     បានចំពោះម្ចាស់ផ្ទះ និងអ្នកជួល រួមទាំងផ្ទះដែលថ្លៃកំដៅត្រូវបានរួមបញ្ចូលក្នុងការជួល។ សម្រាប់​ព័ត៌មាន​លម្អិត​អំពី​លក្ខណៈ​វិនិច្ឆ័យ​ដែល​បាន​ប្រើ​សម្រាប់​សិទ្ធិ​ទទួល​បាន សូម​ទាក់ទង​ភ្នាក់ងារ​ក្នុង​តំបន់​របស់លោក​អ្នក។

Are you behind your winter heating bills? Learn about Home Energy Assistance – LIHEAP

If you are making $81,000 a year or less and live with a family of four, the Massachusetts home energy assistance program (LIHEAP) is here to help. The wide range of income-based