About Us

"I appreciate the struggles of my forbears in coming to build a new life in a new country. We share much with today's immigrants." --Fifth generation Czech and Irish American immigrant


The Mayor's Office of New Bostonians (MONB) was established in 1998 to meet the needs of the growing and changing immigrant and newcomer communities in Boston. MONB's mission and objectives were formed through a democratic process that included dialogues across immigrant groups in Boston.


To strengthen the ability of diverse cultural and linguistic communities to play an active role in the economic, civic, social and cultural life in the city of Boston; to act as a catalyst for providing opportunity, access and equality for immigrants; to highlight the contributions and the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in making Boston the world class city that it is.


To fulfill the Office’s mission, MONB works with City departments and diverse community partners to:

  • Improve New Bostonians’ access to city government, its services, and community resources;

  • Act as a catalyst for change and facilitate collaboration and understanding among immigrant communities and other stakeholders;

  • Identify and address key issues facing New Bostonian communities; and

  • Recognize and promote the significant contributions of New Bostonians, individually and collectively. 

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  • Gee How Oak Tin Chinese New Year Banquet
    Mayor Walsh joins Governor Baker to offer remarks at the Gee How Oak Tin Chinese New Year Banquet held at the Empire Garden restaurant in Chinatown. Gee How Oak Tin of New England is an organization dedicated to supporting charitable causes and providing outreach to the Chinese community and American society at large.Watch Video »
  • Vietnamese New Year Celebration with the Circle of Vietnamese Parents
    Mayor Walsh celebrates the Year of the Rooster at the Vietnamese New Year Celebration held at the Dorchester House. The annual event allows children with disabilities and autism to enjoy traditional food, music, games and more with their families and friends.Watch Video »

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