As reported here at Universal Hub and more extensively in this week's Jamaica Plain Gazette, Forest Hills Cemetery's Educational Trust has "temporarily suspended programs to engage in strategic planning". This action caused the departure of all of the Trust's paid staff. It puts the Lantern Festival, Day of the Dead, and all of the Trust's extensive historical and cultural programming in serious jeopardy.
The Trust has posted an online survey form to gather public opinion about its past programming and future directions. If you have ever attended or participated in any Forest Hills Cemetery event, please fill out this survey form and make it clear how important these programs are to you and to Boston's cultural life.
(Meanwhile, if you write for the Globe, Herald, Phoenix, Weekly Dig, or Jamaica Plain Patch -- this is an important news story! Please cover it.)