Sunday, December 26, 2010

Town-wide Parking Ban Declared Effective 1PM Today, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010

WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS

Winter Parking Regulations are in effect each year
from December 15 to April 1
 
Effective each year from December 15th to April 1st, winter parking regulations are in effect. These regulations state that upon announcement of the U.S. Weather Bureau or forecast in the newspaper, on radio or television of an EXPECTED OR IMPENDING snow storm, all motor vehicles must be removed from Town streets. Motor vehicles not removed will be subject to fines and/or towing. The vehicle owner is responsible for fines and tow charges including tickets lost or damaged by the weather condition.


For Town Ordinance regarding Chapter 282, WINTER PARKING, click here.

For our Resident's Guide to Winter Snow Operations in Winthrop, click here.

For a List of Municipal Lots around town, click here.

For information regarding the Town's Blue Lights which notify motorists when a parking ban is in effect, click here.

It is a town ordinance for all residents (homeowners/renters) and businesses to clean snow and ice from your sidewalks from in front of your property.  Please read the following link regarding the ordinance and failure to comply - Click Here to READ.  Failure to Remove Snow and Ice from sidewalks.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa Claus is Coming to Town ...............

SANTA MAKES HIS ANNUAL PLANS WITH WINTHROP FIREFIGHTERS.

SANTA CLAUS HAS ONCE AGAIN CONTACTED THE WINTHROP FIREFIGHTERS TO MAKE HIS PLANS FOR VISITING THE TOWN OF WINTHROP.

ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010 (CHRISTMAS EVE) SANTA WILL BE ESCORTED THROUGH THE STREETS OF WINTHROP BY THE WINTHROP FIREFIGHTERS.

RAIN OR SNOW WILL NOT KEEP SANTA AND THE FIREFIGHTERS FROM COMPLETING THIS ANNUAL TRADITION, BUT CARS PARKED ILLEGALLY OR PARKED ON OR CLOSE TO CORNERS CAN KEEP SANTA FROM CERTAIN STREETS. SO PLEASE FOR SANTA AND HIS HELPERS, WORK WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS IN MAKING SURE THAT SANTA’S ROUTE REMAINS OPEN. IF YOU ARE NEW TO WINTHROP OR HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS SPECIAL PROCESSION, DO NOT MISS IT. IT IS A TRULY SPECTACULAR EVENT THAT RIVALS NONE.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town.....



WINTHROP FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 1070

ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATED!!

2010 SANTA’S ROUTE

4:30PM**Start at Deer Island to Tafts**Tafts to Elliot**left on Elliot to Church Square**left on Shirley to Triton**down Triton to Bayview**Bayview to Shirley**left on Shirley to Crystal Cove

4:50PM**Crystal Cove to Park**left on Park to Beacon**right on Beacon to Beacon Circle**down Shore Drive to Tewksbury**left on Tewksbury to Shirley**right on Shirley to Veterans Road**right on Veterans Road to Locust Street**left on Locust Street

5:20PM**Locust to Revere Street**right on Revere Street to Sagamore**Sagamore to Grovers**left on Grovers**Grovers to Cliff** right on Cliff to Seal Harbor**Seal Harbor to Pond Street**

5:45PM**right on Pond Street to Highland Ave**right on Highland to Nahant**left on Grovers** Grovers to Highland**right on Highland to Cliff**Cliff to Quincy Ave**left onto Quincy**Quincy to Upland Road**left on Upland to Revere Street**

6:00PM**left on Revere Street**Revere to Golden Drive**in and out of Golden Drive**right on Revere to Harvard**left on Harvard to Payson**right on Payson to Main**

6:15PM**right on Main to Bowdoin**left on Bowdoin to Centre**right on Centre to Hermon**left on Hermon to Belcher**Belcher to Winthrop**left on Winthrop to Atlantic**left on Atlantic to Hermon**

6:30PM**right on Hermon to Main**right on Main to Winthrop**left on Winthrop to Banks**Banks to Main**right on Main to Pleasant** left on Pleasant to Lincoln**left on Lincoln to Brookfield**right on Brookfield to Pleasant**left on Pleasant to Waldemar**left on Waldemar to Pauline**

7:10PM**right on Pauline to Lowell Road**Lowell to Maple**Maple to Loring**right on Loring to Court**left on Court to Johnson**Johnson to Somerset**left on Somerset

7:40PM**Somerset to Bartlett**Bartlett to Pleasant**right on Pleasant to Cottage Park**left on Cottage Park to Bartlett Parkway**left on Bartlett Parkway to Orlando**Orlando to Bartlett Road**Bartlett to Pleasant**right on Pleasant to Plummer**right on Plummer to Francis**left on Francis to Sunnyside**left on Sunnyside to Pleasant**across Pleasant to Buchanan**Buchanan to Putnam**Putnam to Viking Gardens**Viking Gardens to Putnam to Buchanan**left on Buchanan to Winthrop**

8:15PM**right on Winthrop to Washington**left on Washington to River Road**left on River Road to Chester**left on Chester to Bowdoin**right on Bowdoin to George**left on George to Winthrop**left on Winthrop to Jefferson**Jefferson to Freemont**right on Freemont to Pauline**right on Pauline to Fire Headquarters**

9:00PM**Santa heads back to North Pole to load up his sleigh

ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATED!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Message from the Winthrop Police Department - Halloween Safety Tips

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

THE TRICK TO A HAPPY HALLOWEEN IS HAVING A SAFE HALLOWEEN!

The Winthrop Police Department wishes Winthrop residents a happy and safe Halloween! The department encourages safety and supervision during the annual Trick-or-Treat season. Halloween is fun for people of all ages, but it is most important for parents to closely adhere to a few guidelines to ensure your night runs smoothly!


IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS
• Parents should establish a route for children, stay within familiar areas and surroundings
• Remind kids not to enter strangers' homes or cars
• Remind children to avoid home without an outside light on
• Attach your phone number and address to your children’s costume
• Take a flashlight
• Be sure clothing/costumes are bright, reflective and flame retardant
• Set rules about not eating treats until kids get home. Be sure to inspect all treats before allowing kids to eat them.
• When in doubt, throw it out! Candy that has been opened should be thrown away. Any homemade treats or fruit should be inspected closely.
• Never cross the street from between parked cars.
• Watch open flames from jack-o-lanterns as they can catch costumes and long wigs on fire.
• Make sure that fake knives, swords, and guns are made from cardboard or other flexible materials to avoid accidental injury or worse, have them mistaken for the real thing!

It is also important to ensure that your home is safe and accessible to trick-or-treaters. As adults there are some very simple things we can do to make the evening safe everyone.


• Turn on your porch light.
• Move lit jack-o-lanterns off the porch where kids get bunched up if they are trick-or-treating in groups.
• Remove objects from your yard that might present a hazard.
• Drive slowly all evening-you never know what creature may suddenly cross your path.
• Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police

Friday, September 24, 2010

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/25126639/detail.html

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/25126639/detail.html

Winthrop in the News - Cape Ann walks away from Construction Project

Winthrop In the News -- Cape Ann

Become a Friend of Fishermen's Bend

The Town of Winthrop
Conservation Commission
________________

Invites You
to
Become a Friend
of
Fishermen's Bend
this
Sunday, September 26, 2010
12:00 Noon
________________

Location: The end of Winthrop Street (water side)

Get involved with exciting new opportunities to enhance Fishermen's Bend for residents and visitors to Winthrop.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Message from Chamber of Commerce - Taste of Winthrop: Wednesday, September 15

Taste of Winthrop: Wednesday, September 15


Over 30 of the area’s finest eating establishments will be participating in the 5th annual “Taste of Winthrop” on Wednesday, September 15 at the Winthrop Yacht Club, 649 Shirley Street.

This food extravaganza will run from 6:00 to 9:00 pm with samples of everything from appetizers and main courses to pastries and desserts.

Tickets are on sale now for $30 and may be purchased by calling 617-846-9898, in person at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce office at 207 Hagman Road or Luna Boutique at 3 Bartlett Road.

Tickets will also be available at the door. Tables of ten may be reserved in advance for $300. This event is a fundraiser for the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Beautification Program.

Enjoy tastes from: Alia Ristorante, Amanda Oakleaf Cakes, Antonia's, Billy Tse's, Blackstrap BBQ, Café Delite, Café Rossetti's, Center Café, Companions, Costco, El Paisa, Hong Kong Dragon, Hot Diggitty, Kasbah, Kayem Foods, Kelly's Roast Beef, La Siesta, Letterie's, Moonstruck Café, Mount Vernon at the Wharf, Nick's Place, Off the Boat, Paellas by Antonio, Paesan's, Papa's Deli, Paul W. Marks Co., Panini's, Renzo, Royal Roast Beef, Spina's, Spinelli's, Tasty Plates Catering, Twist & Shake, Winthrop MarketPlace, and Woodside Ace Hardware.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Message from WCAT - Fund Raising Event - Cookout - Sept. 11 at Winthrop Elks

WCAT IS HAVING A COOKOUT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MUCH NEEDED EQUIPMENT.

JOIN US ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH AT 1 PM AT THE WINTHROP ELKS FOR A GREAT DAY OF FOOD, MUSIC AND FUN. THE GRILL WILL BE HOT ALL DAY AND OUR COOKS WILL BE SERVING THE BEST HOT DOGS, HAMBURGERS, CHICKEN AND MORE. THERE WILL BE LIVE MUSIC OUTSIDE BY THE HARBOR AND A FULL CASH BAR AVAILABLE INSIDE.

TICKETS FOR THIS ALL DAY EVENT ARE JUST $10 PER PERSON AND IT’S ALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE >>>>>>> YOUR PUBLIC ACCESS TV STATION . . . . WCAT.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY WE’LL ALSO BE SELLING $10 TICKETS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A 40” HD TV. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN SO IF YOU CAN’T MAKE THE COOKOUT YOU SHOULD STILL GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE GRAND PRIZE TV.

TICKETS FOR THE COOKOUT AND THE TV RAFFLE CAN BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE AT WCAT, 165 WINTHROP STREET OR AT THE ELKS ON THE 11TH. SO JOIN US FOR THIS END OF SUMMER BASH, HAVE SOME GREAT FOOD, MINGLE WITH SOME GOOD PEOPLE AND SUPPORT THIS IMPORTANT WINTHROP ORGANIZATION. SEE YOU THERE.


Mike
Mike Cabral
Executive Director
WCAT
165 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152
617-846-3400
http://www.wcat-tv.org/

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Swimmers and Boaters Urged to take Precautions During Hurricane EARL

Swimmers and Boaters Urged to take Precautions due to Possible High Weekend Seas - Esp. Before/During & After Hurricane EARL


State officials cautioned boaters and swimmers to stay aware of surf conditions as the projected path of Hurricane EARL is predicted to pass several hundred miles east of Massachusetts.  Even at that distance, Hurricane EARL is expected to have an impact on coastal regions.  Swimmers and boaters must take precautions given the potential high seas and strong currents expected to be associated with this event over the remainder of the week.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) offers these tips for those around the water, particularly swimmers and boaters.

• Always check surf conditions. Over this weekend, swimmers are urged to stay out of the water on the Outer Cape and Islands, due to the rough surf and threat of life-threatening rip currents.

• Always be aware of the dangers of rip currents. Remember to never swim against the current, but parallel to the beach to an area where the current is weaker and you can safely return to shore.

• Once the storm passes and swimmers can safely return to the ocean, swimmers should remember to never swim alone, preferably on beaches with lifeguards. If you see someone in trouble, get help from a lifeguard. If a lifeguard is not available, have someone call 9-1-1.

• During these stormy conditions, never turn your back to the ocean, as you may be swept off coastal bluffs or tide pool areas and into the water by waves that can come without warning.

• Be careful standing on seawalls while watching the surf.

• Boaters should continually obtain the latest available weather forecast for your boating area as well as U.S. Coast Guard and harbormaster warnings and directives.

• It is recommended that recreational boaters avoid the waters off of the outer Cape and Islands over the weekend.

• Those who venture out to sea should identify hurricane holes and safe harbors in the area in case you are caught at sea.

• Boat owners should assemble emergency equipment and supplies, as well as all of the necessary gear on board to properly tie down their vessel. 

• Realize that you may not be able to pull your boat out of the water.  Precious time is lost if you are searching for gear as a storm approaches.

• Have a plan worked out with your marina operator so there are no questions or confusion when the time comes to tie up or pull your boat from the water.

• Insure your vessel is as watertight as possible. Use duct tape and plugs to seal hatches, ports, windows, doors and vents.

• Remove all electronics, valuables and non-essential items.

• Have your insurance policies, boat registration, a recent photograph and description of the vessel, gear inventory, marina or storage lease agreement and important telephone numbers (local harbormaster, U.S. Coast Guard, National Weather Service, insurance agent) in a secure place off of the boat.

• When you are through, help your neighbor.  It only takes one poorly tied boat in a marina to destroy an entire dock.

• Do not stay on the boat and attempt to ride out the storm.

With hurricane season underway, it is a good reminder to take the proper steps to ensure your family’s safety.  Ensure that your Family Emergency Kit is stocked for a 3-5 day period, your Family’s Communication Plan is in place, and you have become informed of your community’s Emergency Plans regarding potential notification systems, emergency shelters and evacuation routes.

CLICK HERE for Coastal Tide Information for Boston Harbor/Deer Island.

MEMA Statement regarding "Pet Safety During a Hurricane"


Taking your pets along is the most important thing individuals or families can do for their animals during a hurricane evacuation.   Pets left behind can be injured, lost or killed during a storm, or in its aftermath.   Pet owners should include their animals in their Family Hurricane Planning, before a storm threatens.

“Sometimes the family pet can be overlooked until the final moments before you and your family are about to evacuate,” states Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Acting Director Kurt Schwartz. “Take the time now to develop a plan and assemble your pet’s Disaster Kit to ensure your animal’s safety and care if you are asked to evacuate.”

When you go, they go!

• Historically, only service animals are allowed inside public mass care shelters, although SMART (The State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team) now assists at many of these facilities with animal sheltering accommodations.

• Make plans ahead of time to take your pet to stay at relatives, friends or a kennel outside the affected area.

• Know the locations of pet-friendly hotels and motels.

• Prepare a list of boarding facilities and veterinarians who could shelter animals in an emergency; include 24-hour phone numbers.

• Consult with your local animal control officer and Emergency Management office about possible temporary shelter facilities in your community.

• Ask local animal shelters if they provide emergency shelter or foster care for pets in a disaster. Animal shelters may be overburdened caring for the animals they already have, as well as those displaced by a disaster, so this should be your last resort.

• Prepare an emergency kit for your pets; include collars & leashes, a 3-5 day supply of food and water, a manual can opener, bowls, litter boxes, photographs of you with your pet, and a week’s supply of medications that your pet may be taking, including instructions (in case you and your pet are separated).

• Have copies of your pets’ vaccinations, medical records and prescriptions in a clean plastic bag or waterproof container.

• Make sure your pets wear collars with current license and rabies tags, and identification tags that include information on where you will be staying during the emergency.

• Use a pet carrier for each of your pets to make transportation easier.

• Birds should be transported in a secure travel cage or carrier. During warm weather, carry a plant mister to spray the birds' feathers periodically.  Do not put water inside the carrier during transport.

• Provide a few slices of fresh fruits and vegetables with high water content.

• Have a photograph for identification and leg bands.

• If the carrier does not have a perch, line it with paper towels and change them frequently. Try to keep the carrier in a quiet area. Do not let the birds out of the cage or carrier.

• Exotic or dangerous pets are generally dealt with on a case-by-case basis, to ensure that they are handled, transported and cared for by trained personnel at appropriate facilities.   To insure the safety of their animals, owners of this type of pet should have advanced planning preparations ready for their pet’s special needs.

MEMA OFFERS TIPS AS HURRICANE EARL APPROACHES

Hurricane Earl Tips
-----------------

As Hurricane Earl approaches, The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) recommends a number of steps people can take to help minimize potential damage during hurricane or tropical storm conditions.

“Early planning and preparation can be the key to your safety,” states MEMA Acting Director Kurt Schwartz.  “It is important to use your time wisely and not wait until the last minute.”

Here are some examples of steps you should be taking:

• Trim back trees and shrubbery around your home. Remove diseased or damaged tree limbs that could be blown down, causing damage, during a storm.

• Clear clogged rain gutters. Hurricanes/tropical storms often bring torrential rain. Providing clear drainage will help prevent misdirected flooding.

• Bring in outdoor items to bring inside such as lawn furniture, trash barrels, hanging plants, toys and awnings that can be broken or picked up by strong winds and used as a missile.

• Make sure storage sheds, children’s playhouses or other outbuildings are securely anchored, either to a permanent foundation or with straps and ground anchors.

• Elevate articles in your basement that could be damaged from even minor flooding.

• Make temporary plywood covers to protect windows and sliding doors. Drill holes for screws or lag bolts in each cover and around each window. Note: Taping of windows does not prevent them from breaking.

• Keep you vehicles fully fuelled.

• Have a certain amount of cash available. If power is lost, ATMs may not be working.

• Make a record of your personal property. Keep an itemized list of your furniture, clothing and valuables to assist adjusters in case of a claim. Back it up with photographs or video.

• Protect your insurance policies and other important documents in a secure place like a safe deposit box or a watertight box. Many people back up important documents online.

• Learn where gas pilots and water mains are located and how to safely shut off all utilities.

• Lock doors and windows to ensure that they are closed tight to help protect against strong winds and rain.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Town Wide Mosquito Control Spraying RESCHEDULED due to weather conditions

Town Wide Mosquito Control Spraying
Due to the Rain and Weather Conditions has been
RESCHEDULED 
for
Monday, August 30, 2010
10:00PM to 2:00AM

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Winthrop. The Winthrop Health Department has made arrangements with the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control District for a town wide truck spraying which was to be done tonight, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 between 10:00PM to 2:00AM but has been RESCHEDULED due to the rain and weather conditions -- New date for town wide truck spraying is Monday, August 30, 2010 between 10:00PM to 2:00AM.

There are no significant risks to truck spraying. Safety precautions include:

- Shut all open windows facing the street during the hours of truck spraying
- Avoid walking pets during truck spraying
- Avoid mosquito bites
- Apply insect repellent when outdoors
- Remove areas of standing water around your home which can serve as breeding sites for mosquitoes
- Empty containers around your home that might collect water
- Swimming pools should be kept clean and properly chlorinated

Please call the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control District at 978-463-6630 if you do not want your house sprayed, leave your name and address.

For more information on West Nile Virus, please check the Mass DPH website at http://www.mass.gov/dph

For more information on truck spraying, please contact the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control & Wetlands Management District at 978-463-6630 and the Winthrop Board of Health at 617-846-1740.

Winthrop Board of Health

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wildlife Advisory for Winthrop, MA from BOH

Wildlife Advisory
2010 Wildlife Brochure from the Board of Health






from Winthrop Board of Health

Health Officials see increased risk of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses - Residents urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

HEALTH OFFICIALS SEE INCREASED RISK OF MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES

Residents urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

Area health officials are warning residents to take simple, common-sense precautions to avoid getting bit by mosquitoes this summer and fall. That’s because of an increased risk of two different viruses that are spread through bites by infected mosquitoes – West Nile virus (WNV) and eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). These mosquito-borne illnesses can cause serious health problems. The good news is that there are a few easy steps that residents can take to avoid mosquito bites and “mosquito-proof” their homes throughout the rest of mosquito season.

Be aware of peak mosquito hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that take place during evening or early morning hours. Otherwise, take extra care to use bug spray and protective clothing.

Clothing can help reduce mosquito bites. Although it may be difficult to do when it’s hot, wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.

Apply bug spray when you go outdoors. Use a bug spray with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age. Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied to skin.

Drain standing water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently.

Install or repair screens. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors. Fix any holes or tears in screens, so mosquitoes can’t get in.

More information is available on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) website at http://www.mass.gov/dph/wnv, or by calling the DPH Public Health Information Line at 1-866-MASS-WNV (1-866-627-7968).

Winthrop Board of Health

Town Wide Mosquito Control Spraying -- Wed., Aug. 25, 10 between 10pm & 2am

Town Wide Mosquito Control Spraying
Wednesday August 25, 2010
10:00PM to 2:00AM

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Winthrop. The Winthrop Health Department has made arrangements with the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control District for a town wide truck spraying to be done on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 between 10:00PM to 2:00AM.

There are no significant risks to truck spraying. Safety precautions include:

- Shut all open windows facing the street during the hours of truck spraying
- Avoid walking pets during truck spraying
- Avoid mosquito bites
- Apply insect repellent when outdoors
- Remove areas of standing water around your home which can serve as breeding sites for mosquitoes
- Empty containers around your home that might collect water
- Swimming pools should be kept clean and properly chlorinated

Please call the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control District at 978-463-6630 if you do not want your house sprayed, leave your name and address.

For more information on West Nile Virus, please check the Mass DPH website at www.mass.gov/dph

For more information on truck spraying, please contact the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control & Wetlands Management District at 978-463-6630 and the Winthrop Board of Health at 617-846-1740.

Winthrop Board of Health

click here to download this notice on board of health official letterhead - 1 page document in pdf format.

Safety Precautions for West Nile Virus

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported West Nile Virus is still being detected in mosquitoes in Winthrop. The Winthrop Health Department is making arrangements with the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control District for a town wide truck spraying to be done this week; a release of the definate date and time(s) will be posted to our official website's News & Announcements, Winthrop Facebook Pages, Winthrop Twitter, and the local cable scroll on WCAT.


Safety precautions:

• Avoid mosquito bites

• Apply insect repellent when outdoors

• Wear protective clothing while outdoors between dusk and dawn

• Remove areas of standing water around your home which can serve as breeding sites for mosquitoes

• Empty containers around your home that might collect water

• ·wimming pools should be kept clean and properly chlorinated

For more information on West Nile Virus, please check the Mass DPH website at www.mass.gov/dph

For more information on truck spraying, please contact the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control & Wetlands Management District at 978-463-6630 and the Winthrop Board of Health at 617-846-1740.

To download and print our Public Health Fact Sheet regarding West Nile Virus, click here.

Thank you,
Winthrop Board of Health

Thursday, August 19, 2010

It is time to renew your Dog License for the 2011 season.

PRESS RELEASE

It is time to renew your Dog License for the 2011 season.

If you would like to register by mail, please see download a Dog License application
from our website at the following link:  http://www.town.winthrop.ma.us/Pages/WinthropMA_Clerk/DogLicenseApp.pdf

Remember to fill it out with your check, as well as a self-addressed stamped envelope, and copy of a current rabies certificate. The licensing period is between July 1st and August 15th – after September 1st the Dog Officer will follow up and will be issuing tickets for non-compliance.

Applications can also be picked up at local groomers or in the Town Clerk’s Office.

As a reminder dogs are not allowed in any “tot lots” (where children play) on or off leash.  Nor are they allowed to relieve themselves on School or Town Hall property. Please be respectful of our beautiful town and its citizens.

Happy Summer!

Customer Appreciation - the Meat Market -- 25 Years in Business!!!

The Meat Market is having a customer appreciation BBQ tonight - August 19, 2010 (Thursday) from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Congratulations on 25 years in business!

Congratulations on 25 Years in Business



from Town of Winthrop

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Great Job!! Harbormaster Department -- A Job Well Done !!!



From: Karen Chapman [mailto:yiacookie@comcast.net]
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 9:20 AM
To: mkaras@town.winthrop.ma.us
Subject: Winthrop Harbormasters are the best

Dear Harbormasters;

This is to thank you for assisting us when we accidentally came aground at the gas dock in Crystal Cove on Saturday, August 7th.

You all really went over and above the call of duty. You succeeded in a safe and professional manner when others would have given up, and you continued until the job was completed.

I wish I had all your names to Thank You individually. Also, can you please thank the boater in the Dixie for all of his assistance.

Thank you again,
John and Karen Chapman
The Eclipse
Docked at Atlantis Marina
Members of Orient Heights Yacht Club

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Town Hall Hours Effective Monday, August 30, 2010

New TOWN HALL Office HOURS

To better serve the public the town hall hours have been
extended for two new late nights;
our original Monday night has been changed to Tuesday night
and Thursday night has been added to allow residents
and patrons that are out doing errands, banking, etc.
to have more access to town hall to conduct town hall business.

Effective Monday, August 30, 2010

Public Offices: Town Manager’s Office, Revenue Collections, Assessing Dept., Town Clerk, Board of Health

MONDAY 8AM TO 4:30PM
TUESDAY 8AM TO 7:00PM
WEDNESDAY 8AM TO 4:30PM
THURSDAY 8AM TO 7:00PM
FRIDAY CLOSED

These times are for town hall business offices only;
school department administrative offices have different
hours of operation which will be in effect
when the school department has moved into town hall
September 2010.




New Winthrop Ferry Schedule in Effect Monday, August 16, 2010


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winthrop ferry
passenger notification
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In an effort to respond to the needs of our ridership, we are pleased to announce an updated Winthrop Ferry Schedule* which will go into effect on Monday, August 16, 2010.

                                        Depart Winthrop                 Depart Rowes Wharf
                                               7:00 AM                                7:30 AM
                                               8:00 AM                                8:30 AM
                                             11:30 AM                              11:00 AM

                                        Depart Rowes Wharf               Depart Winthrop
                                                4:45 PM                                5:15 PM
                                                5:45 PM                                6:15 PM
                                                6:45 PM
* No service on weekends
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One Long Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts 02110
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tel: (617) 227-4321 fax: (617) 723-2011 web: http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/
Owned and operated by Nolan Associates, LLC
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Saturday, August 7, 2010

At the Playmakers -- "Broadway A to Z"

Broadway A-Z - Annual Summer Revue
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Sponsored

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Time
August 13 at 8:00pm - August 22 at 3:00pm

LocationThe Winthrop Playmakers
60 Hermon Street
Winthrop, MA

Created By

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The Playmakers are proud to present their annual summer revue - Broadway A-Z. Featuring a song from a Broadway musical for every letter of the alphabet! Can you name them? Featuring a cast of over 50 Adults, Teens, and Kids!

Pre-Sale Tickets - $18 Adults, $15 Seniors/Students
Tickets at Door - $20 Adults, $17 Seniors/Students
Visit www.winthropplaymakers.com for tickets and info

Show dates and times:
Friday, August 13th - 8 pm <- Opening Night Gala to Follow
Saturday, August 14th - 3pm
Saturday, August 14th - 8pm
Sunday, August 15th - 3pm
Thursday, August 19th - 7:30 pm
Friday, August 20th - 8 pm
Saturday, August 21st - 3pm
Saturday, August 21st - 8pm
Sunday, August 22nd - 3pm

Runtime: 1 Hour 45 Minutes, plus one 15 minute intermission.

Health & Wellness Network Meeting - August 12

Health & Wellness Network Meeting - BNI Atlantic Referral Exchange
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Sponsored

Time
August 12 · 7:00am - 8:30am

LocationEastern Bank HQ
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Lynn, MA

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Hairspray August 12-22

Hairspray August 12-22
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Time
August 12 at 2:00pm - August 22 at 5:00pm

LocationReagle Music Theatre - Robinson Theater
617 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA

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THU 12 @ 2pm
FRI 13 @ 7:30pm
SAT 14 @ 7:30pm
SUN 15 @ 2pm
THU 19 @ 7:30pm
FRI 20 @ 7:30pm
SAT 21 @ 7:30pm
SUN 22 @ 2pm

www.reaglemusictheatre.com/tickets.html#Hairspray
781-891-5600

STARRING Marissa Perry
Featuring: Dan Dowling, John Macero, Nick Peciaro, Merissa Czyz, Davron Monroe, Stephanie Moskal, Susan Scannell, Mark Linehan, Angela Birchett, Rebecca Policape, Kami Smith, Samantha Johnson, Lovely Hoffman, R. Glen Michell, Katie Clarke, Angela Richardson, Yvens Alexis, Ashley Berger, Kevin Bradley, Jr., Stephanie Caballero, Michael Graceffa, Lenni Kmiec, Jimmy Larkin, Justine Long, Justin Robinson, Stefanie Ruffin, Stephen Wovna, and Sean London Young