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Resident Parking Stickers Available Online

Applications for 2023 Resident Parking Permits are now being accepted. Yellow 2022 permits expired on Saturday, December 31. There is a $5.00 fee for a parking permit and a fee of $10.00 for a visitor’s placard whether you apply online or by mail.  These fees are waived for senior citizens, or residents with a valid handicapped parking placard or plate issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

In-Person applications are no longer accepted except under special circumstances by appointment. All applications are only accepted online or by mail. Motorists must remove expired stickers prior to affixing the new 2023 sticker. Resident parking stickers must be affixed to the lower, driver’s side corner of the windshield. Failure to affix them to the window in this location may result in a parking ticket being issued. City Hall systems is the Town’s vendor for parking permit fulfillment. If there is an issue with your order, you will receive an email from City Hall Systems.

‘Conversation With the Councilors’ at Beacon Framing

Precinct 2 Town Councilor John Munson will be hosting the fourth in a series of â€œConversation With The Councilors” on Thursday, February 2 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Beacon Framing, 196 Winthrop Street. There is a parking lot to the left of the building and attendees should enter through the front door.

This “Conversation” will be with Town Council President James Letterie, Precinct 1 Town Councilor Richard Fucillo, and Councilor Munson. Town Council President Letterie will speak on the various issues facing the Town as we begin 2023. Councilor Fucillo will discuss the work of the Finance Committee. Councilor Munson will talk about Economic Development and Capital Assets management in the community.

Each Councilor will make a brief presentation on their respective topic, followed by a Question-and-Answer Session on that topic. An informal reception with light refreshments will follow.

All Winthrop residents are cordially invited to attend this event. It is an opportunity for citizens to learn the status of ongoing projects and issues in Winthrop from the Councilors and to express their own opinions. The event will be recorded and broadcast on WCAT a few days thereafter. 

Nominate a Young Conservationist

Do you know an outstanding youth who is an advocate for wildlife and conservation? Nominations are now being accepted for the Young Conservationist Award, presented by Zoo New England.

As part of the celebration of Zootopia, Zoo New England’s annual fundraising gala, zoo staff is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Young Conservationist Award. The nominated youth should be enrolled in grades 3 through 12, have demonstrated a positive commitment to conservation at large and/or Zoo New England’s mission, and have engaged in some outstanding action to support this. The award, which includes a $2,500 scholarship to further the recipient’s project and conservation work, will be presented at Zootopia on June 10 at Franklin Park Zoo. The winner and two adults will receive complimentary tickets to Zootopia to participate in the awards ceremony.

“We are honored to once again present the Young Conservationist Award to an outstanding youth who is making a difference for wildlife and the environment,” said John Linehan, President and CEO of Zoo New England. “A cornerstone of the Zoo is to protect the natural world and cultivate the next generation of environmental stewards. Our past winners have been inspiring young individuals who share this mission and we can’t wait to continue this tradition.”  

Nominations for the Young Conservationist Award are being accepted through Friday, April 7, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Nomination forms are available at Please email questions to [email protected].

Zootopia is Zoo New England’s annual fundraising gala. This year’s event, to be held at Franklin Park Zoo on June 10 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., promises to be an unforgettable evening. The gala begins with an auction, followed by catered tasting stations and dancing. Attendees are encouraged to wear animal-inspired attire.

Proceeds from Zootopia will directly benefit Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo and will help to further the Zoos’ mission to inspire and educate the next generation of conservation stewards and leaders.

To purchase tickets or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 617-379-5190.

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