Welcome to a muggy Friday. Here’s your Morning Memo for all things JP.
Kite Festival Moved to Sunday: The Franklin Park Bike and Kite Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been moved to Sunday because of a rainy forecast. If you’ve never been, it’s a hoot. Bring your own kite or there will be kites for sale. Similarly, bring a bike, but if you don’t have one there will be bikes of all sizes to borrow. Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Playstead Ballfields in Franklin Park.
Carlos Arredondo Settles Police Brutality Suit: You probably know Carlos Arredondo for his anti-war activism, the fact that the JP Post Office is named for his son Alex or, yes, his heroic actions at the Marathon bombing last year. He’s back in the news for reaching a settlement with police over allegations they used excessive force to clear him and his truck from in front of police HQ during the funeral for Senator Edward Kennedy in 2009.
Big Book Sale is Underway: The 33rd Annual Book Sale at the JP Branch Library is go! Drop by Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and/or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for big values and to help a great cause. 12 Sedgwick St. Here are the tables all ready for your browsing pleasure!
Have a great day, neighborhood.