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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 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 on sweeping day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. regardless of what time the sweeper arrives on a particular street. Violation of the street sweeping ordinance carries a $40 fine, and your vehicle can be towed. The 2016 street sweeping dates are: April 25-29, May 23-27, June 20-24, July 25-29, August 22-26, September 26-30.


CAPIC Head Start is now accepting applications for children ages 3-5. Half-day 8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. no cost Full day 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. vouchers accepted. Limited transportation (EEC Contracts only) Components: education, health, family engagement, special needs. Call to make an appointment at (617) 889-5690 ext. 120 CAPIC’s mission is to prepare children to be ready to enter school, ready to learn and succeed. For more information visit

Magic show for the whole family

Family Fun Magic Show with Tommy James. Tommy promises to amaze and amuse you! Show begins at 2 p.m. At the Senior Center on Harvard Street. The show is free and sponsored by the Friends of the Winthrop Public Library and the Friends of the Winthrop Council on Aging & the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center.


The organizers of the East Boston Museum & Historical Society will host a photo exhibit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., East Boston.

The photos are from the collection of the late Paul Paulson and take the viewer on a journey back in time to the people and sights of East Boston during the 1940s and ’50s. The collection includes photos of the old East Boston airport when it was a military base, the Seville and Gem theatres, historical locations and community activity.  Each photo includes Paulson’s personal commentary.

The event is free and is open to the public.

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