Good morning, Back Bay! Here are five things you need to know today, Wednesday, Aug. 21:
1. RESTAURANT WEEK: It's Boston Restaurant Week this week through Friday, then kicking off again next Sunday through the rest of next week. Take a look here at what Back Bay restaurants are participating and the great deals you can get.
2. BUY, SELL & TRADE: Have you seen our new Buy, Sell and Trade feature? It's pretty awesome, you should check it out and post your own items today!
3. GET THE PATCH NEWSLETTER: Have you signed up for the Back Bay Patch Daily Newsletter yet? Each morning you can get Back Bay Patch news delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. It's totally free, so if you like what you read here, sign up now!
4. THIS DAY IN HISTORY: The modern United States receives its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state. The president also issued an order for an American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows: five six-star rows and four five-star rows. The new flag became official July 4, 1960. Information courtesy of History.com.
5. TODAY'S FORECAST: Sunny with a high around 85. Low tonight around 65.