Daily Briefs

Wednesday’s Brief: One Boston Day, Some Schools Canceling April Vacation, Signs of Spring

Today is Wednesday, April 15 – the sixth annual One Boston Day marking the seventh anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. One Boston Day is a day that encourages random acts of kindness and spreading goodwill. This year, One Boston Day will look a bit different as the City continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. There will not be any in-person memorial services or volunteer projects. Instead, Mayor Walsh has proclaimed April 15, 2020 a “citywide day of reflection, prayer, and unity” and encourages Boston residents to “stand together by staying apart.” Read more.

Here’s what else you need to know for today…

Notable News:

Why some Massachusetts schools are canceling April vacation due to the coronavirus

Next week typically marks the beginning of April vacation for schools across the state, however with the recent pandemic and online learning programs being implemented so quickly, some schools are cancelling vacation week to continue students learning and connections to school at this time, read more on Boston.com.

North End Daffodils:

Plan your events with the Community Calendar:

Thursday, April 16

11:30AM NEMPAC Virtual IG Classes – How to Practice Your Instrument. Join Nick Brown as he hosts How to Practice Your Instrument on a live stream from the Instagram account @nempacboston. Donations welcome via Venmo @nempac-boston.

Friday, April 17

1:00PM Public Hearing on rent relief for commercial and residential tenants in City and BPDA owned properties. Members of the public are cordially invited to view and testify via Zoom Meeting. Written testimony may be sent ahead of time and will be made part of the record and available to all Councilors, see additional details here.

6:00PM NEMPAC Open Mic Night. The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is continuing its free Open Mic Community Night on Zoom! This event is open to all ages and abilities. Watch in the audience or sign up to perform by emailing ameek@nempacboston.org. See additional information here.

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