Currently in Boston — May 23rd, 2022

Humidity falls for the start of the work week

The weather, currently.

Temperatures reached into the 90s over inland areas on Sunday and now will cool back into the upper 60s to near 70°F by Monday morning. We're going to get rid of the humidity, as dew points fall from the 60s into the 50s making it much more comfortable. We will start the day with a few clouds tomorrow but sunshine will increase and temperatures will reach the low to mid 70s in the afternoon with a northerly breeze. It will remain dry for Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures in the 60s on Tuesday back to the lower 70s on Wednesday as high pressure keeps control. There may be some showers towards the end of the week, but for now things are looking dry—which has been the pattern since the middle of April.

—Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

Our Managing Editor, Zaria Howell, profiled Mia Madison, Executive Director of Memphis Tilth. Memphis Tilth is an environmental organization that promotes sustainable local food systems.

“It wasn’t until Madison transferred to the University of Memphis in the early 2000s to study geography, however, that she learned about the connection between environmental racism and marginalized communities.

It was in urban planning and anthropology classes that Madison began to seriously flex her advocacy muscle. Although, she says that it’s her lived experiences — growing up in the South, witnessing and following white flight, creating poverty maps for the city of Memphis — that really informed a lot of her interest in community organizing.”

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