News Briefs

Small Business Weekend

The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce wants to highlight its members during Winthrop Small Business Weekend, November 25 through November 27, 2016. Winthrop Small Business Weekend is an extension of the Small Business Saturday model. Chamber members are encouraged to develop and share a special or shopping deal for small business weekend. The idea is to promote the kickoff of the Holiday shopping season by encouraging folks to “Spend Local, Eat Local, Shop Local, Enjoy Local.”

Spend a total of $100 or more at participating businesses (you can spread the wealth by shopping at multiple participants, your receipts from all purchases together must equal $100 or more) during Winthrop Small Business Weekend and receive a free gift of a $10 Winthrop Gift Certificate from the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce.  Bring your receipts totaling $100 or more from participating chamber member businesses to the Chamber office by December 9, 2016 to receive your free gift certificate.  It is that easy! Happy Local Holiday Shopping! Limit one redemption per person.

Boston Cadet Squadron Open House

On November 12 at 4 p.m. the Boston Cadet Squadron will hold an open house at 495 Summer St., Boston to share about the CAP Cadet Program. This year-round program allows cadets to fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape and push themselves to the limit. Perfect for teens thinking about a career in aviation, space or the military.

Reporter/Photographer to speak at library

Sue Ellen Woodcock, reporter and photographer, will share her photographs from her recent trip to Bosnia and Croatia on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Winthrop Public Library, 1 Metcalf Square. Woodcock visited Bosnia and Croatia with the Salem State University Center for Genocide Studies to learn about the genocide there 20 years ago. She has been a reporter, photographer and editor for over 30 years and has traveled widely. She is currently a reporter for the Winthrop Transcript and the Revere Journal of the Independent Newspaper Group.

Apply for resident parking permits

Online applications for 2017 Resident Parking Permits are now being accepted. In-person applications not available until December 1. There is no fee for a parking permit if you apply online.
There is a fee of $10 for a visitor’s placard whether you apply online or in person. This fee is waived for senior citizens or residents with a valid handicapped parking placard or plate issued by the RMV. Please visit parking-program/pages/resident-parking-stickers to determine if you are eligible for a parking permit.
2017 permits will not be mailed until December 1. If you do not currently have a permit for your vehicle, and need one prior to December 1, permits are still available for 2016 at a reduced cost. In-Person applications for 2017 permits will NOT be accepted until 2017. There is a $5 fee for a permit if you apply in person. This fee is waived for senior citizens or residents with a valid handicapped parking placard or plate issued by the RMV.

To apply for your parking permit or visitor placard online, please visit

Thanksgiving pie sale

St John’s Episcopal Church is selling delicious Thanksgiving pies to benefit Community Servings, a local non-profit that delivers healthy meals to critically-ill, homebound individuals in Winthrop and throughout eastern Massachusetts. Pies cost $30 and are prepared by some of Boston’s top chefs – best of all, each pie sold funds an entire week’s worth of nutritious home-delivered meals to a person who is too ill to shop or cook for themselves. Please order online at All orders will be available for pick up the day before Thanksgiving, between 2-8 pm, at the St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

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