Good morning, JP. Here's your morning memo for Tuesday, April 15.
City-wide Moment of Silence: As everyone knows, Tuesday is the first anniversary of the Marathon bombing. At 2:49 p.m., when the first bomb went off a year ago, Mayor Marty Walsh is asking the city to observe a moment of silence.
Reasons We're a Better City Than a Year Ago: JP-based journalist Chris Faraone put together an excellent 15-point argument about how our city has improved since the bombing. They include the T's new late hours, the revamp of Dudley Square and optimism about the new mayor.
ICYMI: Busy Day for JP Firefighters: Monday was hopping for firefighters in the neighborhood. First a small trash cart fire forced the brief evacuation of the Curley. Then sanding work sparked fire in a stairwell above Miami Restaurant in Hyde Square.
Join an Affordable Housing Working Group: One result of February's "State of Jamaica Plain" meeting was creation of several working groups to address problems like health disparities and strengthening the local food system. An affordable housing working group has a planning meeting on Thursday, 6-8 p.m. at the Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford St. If you'd like to RSVP, please email Giovanny Valencia.
It's a somber day for the city, with weather to match. Have a good one.