News Briefs

Coffee with a Cop

Have Coffee with a Cop this Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at French Square in Winthrop Center rain or shine. Come join Winthrop Police officers for a casual conversation or discuss community issues.

 

Famolare to be honored

On May 28 at 1 p.m. the Winthrop Town Landing will be dedicated in honor of Charles J Famolare, the former harbormaster of the town. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, will Master of Ceremonies for the dedication along with speakers State Sen. Joseph Boncore ,Town Council President Ron Vecchia , Former Senate President Bob Travaglini and Tom Famolare (son of Charlie). Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served.

 

Street sweeping schedule

Motorists are reminded that 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 a.m. and 4 p.m. 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 remaining 2018 street sweeping dates are:

May 21 – 25, June 25 – 29

July 23 – 27, Aug. 27 – 31

Sep. 24 – 28, Oct. 22 – 26

 

Townwide community yard sale June 9

The townwide community yard sale will be held June 9. Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 30. This is a great opportunity to clean out the closets, cabinets, basement, garage and more!

You can also register at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce which is located at 207 Hagman Road.

This event is also supporting CASA on June 9, will you?

CASA (Community Action for Safe Alternatives) has been heavily fundraising recently because we are set to finish our main funding source come September. There has been significant headway in recent months, and there are a few more fundraisers in the pipeline.

On June 9, there will be a cornhole tournament at Ingleside Park with lots of raffles and a food truck.  There are 32 (or more) teams of two at $100 a team for a chance to win four behind home plate Red Sox tickets (included parking pass).

The company that is hosting the tournament with CASA is giving large donors the opportunity to sponsor a board. A $1,000 donation to CASA gives a company the opportunity to submit a team (of two players), have their logo on a set of boards and when the tournament is over, the company gets to take their personalized boards and bags home.

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