News Briefs

Town Clerk announces position locations

The Nov. 7 Election Warrants will be posted in the attached Winthrop locations not less than seven days before the election. The town clerk’s office would like to thank these local businesses for allowing us to use their windows.

Warrant Posting Locations 2017

Precinct 1

Brown’s Pharmacy

214 Winthrop St.

Biggio Insurance Group

399 Winthrop St.

Nick’s Place

70 Pauline Street

Precinct 2

Woodside Hardware

65 Main St.

Viking Cleaners

32 Main St.


63 Main St.


Precinct 3

Quick Food Store

490 Shirley St.

Shirley Hardware

472 Main St.

Shoreside Laundromat

563 Shirley St.


Precinct 4

John O’Connell Hall

9 Golden Dr.

Custom Service

28 Revere St.

Amaral & Associates

246 Revere St.

Senior Center

35 Harvard St.

7 Eleven

Revere Street.

Precinct 5

Gagin Insurance

2 Somerset Ave.

US Post Office

Michael’s Mall


58 Woodside Ave

Precinct 6

Streeter’s Plumbing Co.

311 Shirley St.

Silverclean Laundromat

30 Crest Ave.

Simon’s Book Store

152 Shirley St.


Thanksgiving Pie Sale

St John’s Episcopal Church is selling delicious Thanksgiving pies to benefit Community Servings, a local non-profit that delivers healthy meals to critically-ill, homebound individuals in Massachusetts.  Pies cost $30 and are prepared by some of Boston’s top chefs - best of all, each pie sold funds an entire week’s worth of nutritious home-delivered meals to a person who is too ill to shop or cook for themselves. Please order online at  All orders will be available for pick up the day before Thanksgiving, between 2:00 and 8:00 pm, at the St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.


Veterans Day in Winthrop

Veterans Day services will take place Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. on the Winthrop Town Hall lawn. If there is inclement  weather services will be held in the Methodist Church across from town hall.


Final Farmer’s Market

Last Farmer’s Market of the season of the season will be heldSunday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! It’s the Halloween market, we will have candy for the kids and a spooky photo booth area. Encourage your friends and neighbors to come on down – the weather looks MUCH better than the last market. Everyone welcome in costume!


DCR work on Winthrop Shore Drive

The following work items are ongoing along Winthrop Shore Drive. People can expect to see these activities continue over the next two weeks. The work will continue to move north and includes:

  • Installation of new water main. This work is made possible through the cooperation of the Town of Winthrop and the DCR.
  • Installation of foundations and conduit for new light poles on the oceans side of 
Winthrop Shore Drive.
  • Seawall repairs continue in the Highlands area between Locust Street and Grovers Avenue. The granite block seawall work 
includes injection grouting to waterproof behind the wall and repointing of the joints between the blocks. This work is tidally dependent, so work hours will vary to coincide with favorable tidal conditions. The construction work areas will be closed off for the safety of the public.
Please note that some of the current work activities on the project will require construction work on Saturdays.

As for 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.
Please note that where construction is scheduled to occur, there will be signs prohibiting parking between 6 a.m. and 4 pm. Please remove cars from Shore Drive by 6 a.m. to ensure that construction can begin promptly at 7 am. Your cooperation is appreciated.


Winthrop Halloween

Fun Ride

Come for a Halloween Fun Ride on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meet at the Town Hall Green and end the trip at Ingleside Park. Join your friends and family for an easy 3-mile ride along some of Winthrop’s best and safest bike routes. Wearing a costume is optional.


Election Day Clothing Drive

The Winthrop High School PTC is once again hosting its Election “Day” Clothing Drive! All proceeds will go towards scholarships for our seniors! Thanks to the Winthrop community, this has become one of our biggest fundraisers!

It’s as simple as:

Bagging  your unwanted Adult and Children’s Clothing, Coats, (in good condition), Bedding, Curtains, Towels, Blankets, Handbags and Shoes (laces tied together please), stuffed animals,  belts and pocketbooks

Dropping bags at the trailer at Larsen Rink starting Friday, November 3 until Thursday, November 9. This is a fundraiser that the whole community can participate in!  Plus it is an easy way to donate to the High School students, while making some extra room in our closets.

Help us meet our goal to fill the truck with 10,000 pounds!  We have been doing it for the last few years.  Why not continue the tradition?

Please make sure everything is free of wetness, moisture, grease, mold, food.  Items not accepted are: rugs, pillows, electric blankets, industrial uniforms, hospital garments, and diapers.

Please no yard sale leftovers!


New Voting Locations

Precinct 1     Winthrop Middle/High School at 400 Main Street

Precinct 2     Arthur T. Cummings School at 40 Hermon Street

Precinct 3     Winthrop Middle/High School at 400 Main Street

Precinct 4     O’Connell Hall on Golden Drive

Precinct 5     Arthur T. Cummings School at 40 Hermon Street

Precinct 6        Winthrop Middle/High School at 400 Main Street

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