City of Quincy to begin printing Chinese-Language Ballots in 2012

Due to the city’s large Asian population, Quincy is now required to provide Chinese-language ballots. However, due to the proximity of the upcoming fall elections, the bilingual ballots will not be printed until next year, according to a Boston Globe report published last week. Census data from 2010 showed Quincy’s Asian population had reached 24 percent resulting in the federal government sending official notice that future ballots would have to be printed in both Chinese and English, City Clerk Joe Shea told the Globe. “[Providing bilingual services] has been something we have worked on for many years,” said Betty Yau, … Continue reading

Malden Mayoral Candidate Looks to Embrace City’s Diversity

With only one month before the city of Malden holds its final city election on Tuesday, November 8, Mayoral candidate and Malden-native Gary Christenson is as excited as ever. Having announced his candidacy for Mayor over one year ago, Christenson has built a following based on his experience a member of the Malden School Committee and time as Malden City Council President. Continue reading