Five Things You Need to Know Today: April 18

Five things today include an invitation to write letters to your editor, and tips for spring gardening. The funeral for missing BC student, Franco Garcia is also today.

1. The National Weather Service predicts we'll be cooling off a bit from yesterday, temperature is expected to hit 60ºF, and drop to 43ºF in the evening. Otherwise, should be a sunny day, followed by a mostly clear night.

2. As a reminder, we will run letters to the editor when we receive them. , but generally, feel free to respond to your issues in the town. With Town Meeting and Town Elections coming up, feel free to support your candidates or your warrant articles. 

3. Today is the . At 11 a.m., located at Ignatius of Loyola at Boston College, 28 Commonwealth Ave in Chestnut Hill. Garcia, 21,  before  in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. He was a senior chemistry major at BC and a member of the school's marching and symphonic band.

4. Contraflow bike lanes are bike lanes placed on one-way streets, moving opposite traffic. A warrant article aimed at prohibiting contraflow bike lanes will work its way through the  tonight. If you want to express an opinion on the road feature, head to the meeting at  tonight, 6:30 p.m.

5. If you're green-thumbed, you may already have your garden prepared. If you need a little help, the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum is hosting a free presentation tonight about . The Brighton Garden Club will present some tips and tricks for planting and nurturing everything this season.


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