5 Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 29

Menino's address and JPNC are tonight.

1. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will meet tonight at 7.

2. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will deliver his 20th “State of the City” public address tonight also at 7 p.m. at Faneuil Hall. Watch it on television at 7:30 p.m. on WCVB Channel 5 (RCN and Comcast) and on NECN Channel 6 (Comcast).

3. MassDOT has postponed the date of the next Casey Overpass public meeting. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date.

4. Pan-Mass signups: Registration opened Jan. 17 for new riders interested in participating in the Pan-Mass Challenge. Now in its 34th year, the annual cross-commonwealth bike-a-thon raises money for cancer research and treatment programs at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There are routes for all age and skill level, ranging from 27 miles to 111 miles. For more information or to register, visit www.pmc.org.

5.  Warm clothing collection: Partnering with Friends of Boston’s Homeless, throughout January Dependable Cleaners will be collecting brand-new or gently used winter hats, scarfs, pair of gloves or mittens, or new pairs of warm socks for the annual Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Campaign at any of their 16 locations. In the Back Bay they can be found at 110 Newbury St. and 316 Newbury St. Clients using Dependable Cleaners’ pickup and delivery service can also leave donations with their delivery drivers.


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