News Briefs

Spring Arts Festival Planned

The Winthrop Art Association presents its Spring Arts Festival at the EB Newton Cultural Center the weekend of April 29 and April 30, 12-6 p.m. and 11 am to 4 p.m.. A special reception will be held Friday, April 28 from 7-9 p.m.

Street sweeping information

The Town of Winthrop conducts street sweeping operations on the last full week of the month (last week with a Friday) from April through October between 7 AM and 4 PM on the day of a street’s trash collection. If there is a holiday on the week sweeping would normally occur, sweeping is done a week early. Town ordinance prohibits parking in a manner that impedes the street sweeper. Violation of the street sweeping ordinance carries a $40 fine, and your vehicle can be towed.

The 2017 street sweeping dates are:

April 24-28,  May 22-26,  June 26-30, July 24-28,  Aug. 21-25,  Sep. 25-39 and Oct. 23-27

The DCR has announced that street sweeping operations on DCR roadways has begun. Both Winthrop Shore Drive and Winthrop Parkway are DCR roadways. These sweeping operations are conducted by the DCR independently of the Town of Winthrop. DCR states that both of their roadways in Winthrop conduct sweeping operations on the third Thursday of the month between 8 AM and 12 PM from April through November. Vehicles parked on Winthrop Shore Drive or Winthrop Parkway during their designated sweeping times may be ticketed and towed. If your vehicle is towed from either of these roadways, please contact the Massachusetts State Police, Revere Barracks at 781-284-0038.



St. John the Evangelist Parish has a Saint Vincent
de Paul Society Chapter. The mission of the Society is to give temporary support to parishioners and other Winthrop residents who find themselves in need. Please call 617-846-7400 if you or someone you know is in need of assistance.



The Town of Winthrop will conduct its annual Rabies Clinic Saturday, May 13 from 9– 11 am. Bring your dog down to the old DPW parking lot behind the Methodist Church to get them vaccinated.


Beginning Tuesday April 18, 2017 and continuing for the next 10 weeks, the Winthrop Police Department will be offering its Civilian Police Academy to Winthrop residents age 18 and over. Winthrop Officers will instruct classes on subjects such as domestic violence, police exploring, motor vehicle law, patrol procedures, accidents, firearms awareness, gangs, juvenile and drug problems, and many other topics relevant to police work. The academy will also include a police ride-along.

This class experience is designed to bring citizens into the station and give them a clear picture of what it’s like to be a Winthrop Police Officer. Citizens will learn a great deal about all aspects of police work and leave with a true representation of life as a police officer. Classes will be held on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 9:00pm for 10 weeks starting on April 18, 2017. The deadline of the application is extended until the class is full. One may drop the application off at the front desk of the police station or mail it to:
Winthrop Police Department
C/O Sgt. Stephen Rogers
3 Metcalf Sq,
Winthrop, MA 02152

or email [email protected]

Classes are limited to 20 students, if you are not chosen you will be placed on waiting list for next class.  Please feel free to contact Sgt. Stephen Rogers with any questions at (617)846-1212 ex:2940

public safety day

The Winthrop Police Department will hold a Public Safety Day on April 25 at the police station at 6 p.m. at 3 Metcalf Square.

This is a free community event for the whole family with public safety agencies demonstrating a wide array of equipment and vehicles, kid activities and rides, raffles, food and drinks.

Agencies participating include:

Winthrop Police Department

K-9 Demonstration

Station Tours

Massachusetts State Police

Boston Police

Bag Pipes & Drums

MBTA Police

Bomb Detection Unit

Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department



Winthrop Fire Department

Smoke House

Car Crash Extraction

Winthrop Department of Public Works

Massachusetts Environmental Police

ATV display


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