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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 26, 2010

CONTACT: Peter Van Delft
(617) 961-6682


SHERIFF CABRAL ATTENDS CHINESE NEW YEAR BANQUET

(L to R) Wingkay Leung, President of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England (CCBA), Gilbert Ho, former CCBA President, Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral and Tony Yee, Board President of the Chinatown Main Streets.


Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral recently joined with community residents, business owners and local officials in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Helping to usher in the Year of the Tiger, Sheriff Cabral attended the annual Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association New Year’s Banquet, held at the China Pearl restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown. The event featured a traditional lion dance, Chinese opera singers, a speaking program and a banquet that boasted numerous cultural offerings for the event’s attendees.

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) – the organization also responsible for coordinating the annual Chinese New Year celebration in Boston’s Phillip Square – has chapters throughout the continental United States. The CCBA provides social services to local residents which include: personal and commercial conflict resolution and mediations; promoting Chinese traditions and cultural heritage; providing a bridge between Chinese American immigrants and the main stream groups; promoting Chinese–American interests; engaging in charitable activities; sponsoring educational and recreational activities; promoting youth services; and providing and advocating for small businesses.

For more information about the New England CCBA, visit: www.ccba-ne.org.


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