Good morning, Back Bay! Here are five things you need to know today, Thursday, Aug. 15:
1. PARKMAN PLAZA: The City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department is holding a meeting regarding improvements meeting to the area of Parkman Plaza at the Visitors Information Center on Boston Common. The meeting is slated to take place at 6 p.m. at Emerson College's Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont St.
2. JOHNSON BUILDING RENOVATIONS: Boston Public Library will be holding several upcoming roundtable meetings regarding the plans for improvements to the Central Branch's Johnson Building. The first is Thursday at 6 p.m.
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4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1899, in Detroit, Michigan, Henry Ford resigns his position as chief engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company's main plant in order to concentrate on automobile production. Information courtesy of History.com.5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Sunny with a high of 78. Clear tonight, low of 56.