News Briefs

Photo Hunt for Banners

The Winthrop Chamber of Commerce is conducting a photo hunt for our upcoming street banner program! We are looking for your photos of the Winthrop scene.

Photos should look great from high up on a street banner to promote our wonderful seaside community. Sunsets and sailboats are great but we are also looking for unique perspectives that showcase Winthrop’s assets. Some ideas, but not limited to, are:

A whale, a seal, Lime Bike at the Library, Antique Car Show, Golf Course, Marina/Pier, Our Urban Marsh, The New Walkway…

Photos must be free to use, not stock, must not be copy-written or otherwise protected and will become property of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. 

Vertical format preferred and must be at least 150 – 200 dpi. 

The deadline: Jan. 15, 2019

Submit to: [email protected]

Put the words “photo hunt” in the subject line and don’t forget to include your name and contact information in the email.

One photo per email. Submit as many entries as you like! 

If your photos are selected for the Street Banner Program, you will get credit in future communications!

Winthrop Police Respond to Motor Vehicle Break-Ins

Police Chief Terence Delehanty and the Winthrop Police Department are issuing an alert to the community after multiple recent reports of motor vehicle break-ins

Winthrop Police received several calls from residents reporting that their cars had been entered during the night prior to the reports being filed. In many of the incidents, cash, credit cards, electronics, gift cards and other items left inside the vehicles were stolen.

Officers have responded to 10 reports of motor vehicle break-ins so far.

“It’s important for residents to remember to lock their vehicles every time they leave it unattended to help ensure that they don’t fall victim to crimes of opportunity,” Chief Delehanty said. “Many thefts from motor vehicles can be prevented by simply locking your car doors and removing valuables from inside.”

The Winthrop Police Department offers the following tips for residents:

• Always lock all car doors.

• Roll up windows and close sunroofs.

• Never leave loose electronics in plain view.

• Do not leave money in your car or loose change in plain view.

• Call police immediately if you notice something missing.

Anyone who would like to report suspicious activity should call 911 immediately. Anyone with information on the break-ins that occurred this week are asked to call the Winthrop Police Department Detective Unit at 617-539-5815.

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