News Briefs

Jazz Trio Aug. 15

The Paul Speidel Jazz Trio will perform on the lawn in front of  the library on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Originally from Chicago, Paul Speidel has been a working blues and jazz guitarist in Boston for over 25 years. Bring your own lawn chairs or a picnic, and enjoy this free program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Winthrop Public Library.



Motorists are urged to plan for the upcoming center district work update:

Crew 1 will be working through Aug. 12. The crew will complete most of the services on Somerset Avenue by now. The crew will move to Cottage Park for the remainder of the week including Aug. 12.

Crew 2 will be working through Aug. 12. The crew will continue to transfer services on Pleasant Street Monday to Friday, then will move to Cottage Park on August 12 to assist with service transfers.


Art Contest for Annual Report

The Town Clerk’s office is holding an art contest to determine what will be the cover of the town’s annual report. Would you like to have your photo or artwork on the cover of the next annual report. Submissions  are due before Aug. 26. For more information go to


Notice to Center Business District Area Residents and Businesses

As many residents may be aware, town officials have been working diligently to renovate the Center Business District over the last two years. In order to move forward with engineering and design, and to determine the effectiveness of the proposed traffic plan,  a pilot traffic study will be needed. This study will close Hagman Road, reverse the direction on Adams Street, make Jefferson Street extension a one-way towards Putnam and allow a left-hand turn at the end of Woodside by Cervizzis, to allow vehicles to go up Bartlett Road. During the study we look forward to and encourage input from those who reside and do business in the Center District. In order to facilitate this pilot we are holding an informational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 2:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the E.B. Newton School Lyceum Room.


Teen Zone Open House

Teens are invited to the Winthrop Public Library, “Teen Zone Open House” on August 18 from 2-4 p.m. There will be crafts, games, video games and snacks. Teens can bring in an overdue library book and get fines forgiven. For more information call the library at 617-846-1703.


DCR: Winthrop Shore Drive Construction Updates

The following work items are ongoing along Winthrop Shore Drive. Motorists can expect to see these activities continue over the next two weeks. Construction continues to progress in a northerly direction up Winthrop Shore Drive from Beacon Circle. The work will continue to move north and includes: Removal of the ocean side sidewalk and curb.
Excavating to install the storm drainage system which includes catch basins to collect street runoff, manholes, pipe, and infiltration chambers, which will store the rainfall runoffs and infiltrate it into the sandy soils below Winthrop Shore Drive. 
There will be traffic and parking impacts. During the work day, traffic is detoured off Winthrop Shore Drive to Shirley Street. Detour signs are provided to direct traffic. State and Winthrop Police are provided to assist in the detouring of traffic. 
After the work day is completed, two-way traffic is restored on Winthrop Shore Drive. During construction, approximately 25 to 30 ocean side parking spaces will be taken up by the construction zone. Some of these spaces are available for overnight parking (4 p.m. to 7 a.m.).


A night of remembrance and hope

Winthrop and CASA (Community Action for Safe Alternatives) officials have stepped up and will hold a night of remembrance and hope on Thursday, Aug.  31 from 6-8 p.m. on the Town Hall lawn. There  will be guest speakers, a vigil and music. New sneaker donations will be accepted for those in need. For more information contact Linda Vecchia at 617-276-2544 or Kathleen Duffy at 617-785-6053.



Navy Band Northeast will visit Winthrop’s Ingleside Park as part of the Concert in the Park series on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. Led by its Director, Lt. Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, its 30-member Pops Ensemble performs traditional works for concert band while raising public awareness of the Navy and the importance of naval service. The Pops Ensemble regularly features vocalists who perform patriotic classics, operatic arias, and Broadway showstoppers. The ensemble seeks to delight and unite audiences of children, students, adults, and especially U.S. Military Veterans. Ingleside Park is located on Walden Street. The concert is free and open to the public.


Drive-in movie for teens

Free “Drive-In Movie Night” For Winthrop and  Revere Teens

On Friday, August 11, the Revere Youth Health Leadership Council and Winthrop’s CASA Youth Advisory Board is hosting a free “Drive-In Movie Night” for high school students at Wonderland Marketplace. Entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m. – drive-in, or walk-in with a blanket or chair! The event will include free refreshments, a DJ and music.

Register your car for the event:

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