News Briefs

Adopt a Hydrant

Fire Chief Paul Flanagan and the members of Winthrop Firefighters Local 1070 would like to equip each fire hydrant in the town with a hydrant marker. After last year’s recording setting winter, these markers will help residents and firefighters locate fire hydrants after snow events. These markers will save time and effort when it comes to shoveling out after significant snowfall. It is imperative to have all fire hydrants accessible in case of an emergency.
The cost to sponsor a fire hydrant is $20.
Checks can be made out to: WFD Hydrant Marker Fund
All donations can be mailed or dropped off to: 40 Pauline St, Winthrop, MA 02152. If you have any questions, please call Kelly at 617-539-1062.

Fall Festival this Sunday

The Fall Festival will be held this Sunday, September 27 4 pm-7:30 pm (Rain date October 18) A portion of proceeds benefit “Adopt the Winthrop Fire Department Hydrant Marker Fund.” There will be beer from Harpoon Brewery, Food & Wine, and live music. Tickets are $15 and are available online at
Tickets can also purchased at Blackstrap BBQ, 47 Woodside Ave., the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, 207 Hagman Road and the Winthrop Fire Department, 40 Pauline Street. To join in the festivities enter on Hagman Road, Winthrop Center. This is a 21+ event. Valid MA ID, out of state- 2 forms of ID required. No re-entry. Kids 5 years of age and younger are allowed.
All sales inside festival are cash only.

WIHA dinner meeting

The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association will hold a dinner meeting Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 pm. To reserve your dinner call Ethel Kelly at 617-846-8299 by Sunday, Oct. 4. Leave your name and the names of those planning to attend. The speaker will be Kendall Inglese who will speak about Lynnfield’s Historic Structures.

DCR Public Meeting
The DCR will provide an update on Monday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. on the Winthrop Beach Nourishment project and present, and solicit public input on, design plans for the reconstruction of Winthrop Shore Drive at the DeLeo Winthrop Senior Center. The presentation will be viewable after the meeting on DCR’s website at

If you have comments you wish to submit after the public meeting, please visit


Or write to the DCR Office of Public Outreach, 251 Causeway Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114

If you have questions about the public meeting, please email [email protected].
If you have questions, comments, concerns or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR project-specific or general announcements, email [email protected] or
call 617-626-4973.

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Mark your calendar for Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo’s Women’s Health Forum on Thursday, October 8th at the Cummings Schools from 6 – 8 PM. Get your free flu shot compliments of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Free blood pressure screenings by Commonwealth Clinical Services, and much more. Meet and greet many local health and wellness

providers. The keynote speaker will be Cheryl Fiandaca, Channel 7 News reporter. to the public.

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