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Arrest warrants issued for two NYC men suspected of targeting, breaking into Asian homes in Newton

Newton burglar

Local authorities issued arrest warrants for two suspects accused of breaking into homes of Asian residents in Newton, Massachusetts, last year.

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller shared the information without naming the individuals in a newsletter released Thursday. The report noted that the two men from New York City have “past histories of breaking and entering and burglary and one was found to be incarcerated in New York.”

Massachusetts’ Sokhary Chau becomes first Cambodian American mayor in US

Sokhary Chau Lowell Mayor Cambodian American
  • Sokhary Chau, a 49-year-old Cambodian refugee and former city council member, was sworn in as mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts, on Monday.
  • He now represents the city of more than 115,000 residents and its nearly 25% Asian population.

Sokhary Chau was sworn in as mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts, on Monday.

Chau, 49, is a Cambodian refugee and came to the U.S. at a young age to escape the Khmer Rouge. He became a Lowell city council member in 2019, and he was unanimously picked by the city council members to be mayor on Monday, according to the Associated Press (AP).

‘Will it make it home?’: An eagle from Asia has been lost traveling around North America for over a year


A Stellar Sea Eagle from Asia who is thousands of miles away from home has been traveling around North America for more than a year. 

The lost eagle: The sea eagle, whose species is native to Japan, Korea, China and Russia, was first seen in the summer of 2020 in Alaska and last spotted two weeks ago along the Taunton River in Massachusetts, reported NPR

UMass Lowell to build AAPI center, give scholarships to Southeast Asian refugee students with $1.5M grant

UML refugee students

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) will receive $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) over the course of five years to support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students.

Educational effort: UML has seen increasing amounts of Southeast Asian resettled refugee students within the past decade, according to the university.

State GOP poured thousands into Boston Council candidate’s campaign despite his anti-Asian messages

GOP funded candidate

Massachusetts’ Republican officials reportedly spent thousands of dollars to support the campaign of a Boston City Council candidate who has repeatedly expressed anti-Asian sentiments on social media.

Driving the news: Donnie Palmer, who ran in the Sept. 14 preliminary election, has made anti-Asian statements targeting Michelle Wu, a Taiwanese American councilor running to become Boston’s mayor.

College Professor Violently Assaults Female Colleague for Not Loving Her Back

A professor and chair of Art Studio at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly beating her colleague of 14 years with a rock, garden shears and fire poker.

Rie Hachiyanagi, a 48-year-old art professor from South Hadley, was arrested on Dec. 24 after she broke into her colleague’s home in Leverett and assaulted her, according to Northwestern District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Mary Carey via People.