Five Things: New Street Sweeping Schedule in Effect This Month

And more to know today, March 4.

1. Street cleaning: Expanded street sweeping for Beacon Hill was scheduled to begin Friday but has been postponed until March 11. Under the new schedule, street sweeping will begin in March and end Dec. 31, which means that not only will the Hill be cleaners, you'll need to stay abreast of when to move your car. Read more here, including information on how to sign up for the city's NO TOW alerts. 

2. Cooking for hope: Sip award-winning wine and sample signature dishes from more than 50 of Boston’s most popular chefs and some of New England’s favorite wineries at the 15th annual "Chefs Cooking for Hope." Hosted by the Friends of Dana-Farber, this culinary extravaganza takes place Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at 125 High Street, Boston. Frank McClelland, of L’Espalier, Sel de la Terre, and Au Soleil Catering will serve as honorary chef. Admission is $100 per person. Proceeds benefit cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For tickets call (617) 632-3909 or log on to www.dana-farber.org/friends. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

3. International Women’s Day: Boston area women are invited to attend the city’s International Women’s Day Celebration on Friday, March 8 at Simmons College (300 The Fenway). A suggested donation of $6 per person includes a light continental breakfast and an informative discussion on the issue of women and hunger. RSVP by today

4. Recap: Miss any news on Beacon Hill Patch last week? Catch up with our Week in Review. 

5. Snow possible: There is a slight chance of snow showers before 10 a.m. today. The rest of the day will be partly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers afterward, according to the National Weather Service. High: 42, Low: 34.

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