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Chamber holds Business district meeting

The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce will meet with Belle Isle District business owners on July 18 from 12-1 p.m. at Adrianas Pastry and Cafe at 119 Main St. Winthrop.


5K Run July 9

The Inaugural Freedom Fighters 5K run/walk to benefit Richard Honan’s care package program that sends boxes filled with comfort food, toiletries and treats to men and women deployed overseas while serving our country.

The 5K starts at Winthrop High School at 10 a.m. To register go to


Runway 4R-22L is now open

The construction project that has kept Logan International Airport’s Runway 4R-22L closed since mid-May is complete. Back in service Runway 4R-22L is one of the airport’s key runways and this project is necessary to maintain the high standards of safety at Logan.

The Runway 4R-22L project is part of routine, but essential, safety maintenance projects that occur annually throughout airport property. The main goal of this project is to replace the runway’s asphalt pavement that has deteriorated. The pavements were last rehabilitated in the years 2005, 2006 and 2008. This project also includes work to replace the approach light pier.

“Safety in and around our facilities is our top priority,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. “While routine, this project will repair one of our critical runways ensuring the safest environment for the traveling public, our employees and communities. We appreciate the patience of our neighboring communities and the travelling public as flight patterns have changed and apologize for any inconvenience this work may have caused.”

The continuous work schedule and closure was agreed upon in consultation and coordination with the airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration. The schedule enhances safety and has reduced the overall construction timeline, bringing normal operations back faster.

Additional work to replace the approach light pier will not require extended closure of the runway and will continue through November. The existing wooden pier is being replaced with a concrete pier designed to last 75 years; the current pier was originally constructed in 1955, with repairs last made in 2016. Work on the approach light pier replacement is progressing according to schedule.


Yirrell Beach Clean-up

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Yirrell Beach on July 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Look for the sign on the stairs to the beach. Bring bags and gloves.



CAPIC, the local anti-poverty agency has been designated by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) as the official Continuum of Care -Balance of State Homeless Provider for Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.  Given this official designation, CAPIC is commissioned to assume responsibility to coordinate homelessness prevention activities for Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, which includes outreach to identify unsheltered homeless individuals and foster relationships with them in an effort to encourage these individuals to accept additional resources, shelter, and housing; CAPIC will screen unsheltered homeless persons for mainstream resources and assist them with the application process; and assist unsheltered homeless persons access emergency shelter.

In this role, CAPIC, in conjunction with DHCD will also coordinate the Annual Point-In-Time Count, and organize volunteer efforts for counting unsheltered persons in Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. CAPIC is grateful for the opportunity to increase direct services for those in need and improve the quality of life for homeless individuals.



In recognition of CAPIC’s 50th Anniversary of the Corporation, the Agency is asking all former employees to register for recognition at the Annual Meeting, scheduled for September 26, 2017. It is our hope that past employees will register and possibly even attend the celebration.

Please contact Cary Havey at 617 884-6130 (EXT. 142) and let her know when you were employed and what position you held. Please leave contact information and your availability for the event. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.



Residents who are being disturbed by airplane noise are encouraged to call the MassPort Noise Hotline 24 hours a day. The phone number is (617) 561-3333.


New farm featured at market

Since 1984, Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster, Massachusetts has provided the space and infrastructure for small immigrant and refugee farmers to get started. The farmers at Flats Mentor Farm produce over 55 acres of ethnic specialty crops; supplying to wholesale and retail markets throughout New England. Flats Mentor Farm also participates in 40 farmers’ markets and dozens of small-scale direct-to-consumer outlets in and around Massachusetts. The participating farmers are skilled producers who come from agrarian backgrounds and seek to make a new life for themselves while preserving their cultural identity. In order to contribute to their success in the new culture and climate of the Northeast, World Farmers’ Mentoring Program offers regular trainings in agricultural production, business development, and marketing.

Flats Mentor Farm will be at the Winthrop Farmers Market July 2, July 16, July 30 and August 13 at the Pauline Street parking lot near the rink.

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