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From the Desk of the Town Manager- July 2, 2014
From the Desk of the Town Manager
The weekly newsletter from James McKenna highlighting some of the positive things happening around town.
July 2, 2014

We wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!
Due to the weather forecast, the Winthrop fireworks have officially been moved to Saturday night at 9:15pm.

Tasty Burger, Official Burger of the Boston Red Sox, is going to have a food truck at the Winthrop Public Landing this weekend. They will be there Saturday, July 5th from 12:00pm-10:00pm and Sunday, July 6th from 12:00pm-8:00pm. They will be serving hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and fries. Come down and grab some delicious food this weekend while you're on your boat, at the beach, watching the fireworks or just walking by the landing!

WHS Boys Basketball Team is having a can and bottle drive on
Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 9:00am-1:00pm
at the Cummings School Circle
Please bring all your returnable cans and bottles from all of those Independence Day parties and help support the team.
Thank you!

S.P.I.R.I.T.S. of NEW ENGLAND Paranormal Investigations of Winthrop is very proud to once again be part of the Ocean State ParaCon in Rhode Island this year on July 19th and 20th.~ 100% of all the donations will be given to the Autism Society of Rhode Island.

S.P.I.R.I.T.S. will be giving a lecture on their two night investigation of the USS CONSTITUTION and sharing audio and video evidence collected for you to listen and watch. The Convention will be at the historic Assembly Theater, 26 East Ave in Harrisville, RI., with many Vendors and Speakers for the weekend. Hope to see you there! Please call S.P.I.R.I.T.S. Founder, Ellen MacNeil~ at 617-846-0282 for more info or if you need help from our team.

Winthrop Beach Nourishment Project
June 23, 2014 – July 4, 2014

The following work items will begin occurring for the Project.
You can expect to see these activities over the next two weeks.

Excavation of material from Bristow Street area of embankment
Temporary restoration of southern site
Demolition of existing Ballard St. parking lot
New drainage, curbing and sidewalks at proposed Ballard St. lot

Winthrop Beach
Dismantle and Repair Groin #5
Armor Stone Delivery
Delivery and spreading of beach material

Please be advised that the Contractor will not be working Friday July 4th.

Questions or concerns about the project should be directed to DCR Resident Engineer Steve Colometo, at the DCR trailer behind the DCR bathhouse on Winthrop Shore Drive, by visit or phone (617-539-4957) during regular business hours, ~Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.~~ In case of an emergency, contact 911 or DCR’s 24/7 emergency hotline at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at 508-820-1428.
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Winthrop Public Schools is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children, without charge, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, under the age of 18. Beginning July 7, 2014 and running through Friday, August 15, 2014, meals will be provided in the Arthur T. Cummings School cafeteria, with access at the rear of the building (School Street entrance). Breakfast service will start at 9:00am and end promptly at 10:00am. Lunch will be served at 12:00pm and end promptly at 1:00pm. For more information visit

The Rocky Horror Show
Live On Stage!
Winthrop Playmakers Dinner Theatre

Directors: Eric & Kelli Gaynor
Music Director: John Sparling
Choreographers: Kim Misci & Tara Leary
Stage Manager: Anthony Internicola
Producers: Lauren Amaru & Bill Thompson

Monday, July 7 & Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 PM
Winthrop Cultural Center, 45 Pauline Street, Winthrop

Please prepare one selection of 16-32 bars in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music and headshot & resume if possible.

CAUTION: Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language
Actors under the age of 18 will require parental permission prior to auditions.

Venue: Cottage Park Yacht Club, Winthrop
Thursday, October 9th at 8pm
Friday, October 10th at 8pm
Thursday, October 16th at 8pm
Friday, October 17th at 8pm


For Persons 62 years of age and older
Feldman-Rosenthal Seaside
(Formerly known as “Winthrop Apartments”)
101 Veterans Road
Winthrop, MA 02152
Developer: Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, Inc. and Affirmative Investments, Inc.
Applications can be requested by calling the Management Company, Chelsea Jewish Community, Inc., at 617-409-8233. Applications can also be picked up in person from the Leonard Florence Center reception desk located at
165 Captains Row in Chelsea, MA 02150. This is located on Bus Route #112 on Admiral’s Hill.
Applications are available 7 days/week, from July 21st until August 8th, 8:30am to 7pm. The deadline for completed applications at 165 Captains Row is August 15, 2014, in person by 7pm or mailed and postmarked by that day.
Reasonable accommodations will be made. Use and occupancy restrictions apply. SELECTION BY LOTTERY.
Maximum Income Limits
(30% AMI) Per Household Size
1 person $19,770
2 persons $22,590
3 persons $25,410
4 persons $28,230

Maximum Income Limits
(60% AMI) Per Household Size
1 person $39,540
2 persons $45,180
3 persons $50,820
4 persons $56,460

# Units Type Rent % of Income
7 1 BR CR/Section 8 PBA 30%
1 2 BR CR/Section 8 PBA 30%
27 1 BR Contract Rent 60%
2 2 BR Contract Rent 60%
2 1 BR Contract Rent Market
1 2 BR Contract Rent Market

An informational session will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 10:00am to 11:00am at 165 Captains Row in Chelsea, MA.

For more information or reasonable accommodations, call Kimberly Comstock, CJC, Inc. at 617-409-8233.

The next Winthrop Farmers Market at French Square will be Sunday, July 13th.  The market will feature produce from local farms, craft vendors, live music and food trucks.  

Additional dates have been set for the following Sundays: July 27, August 10 and 24 and September 7 and 21.

Learn more about the Winthrop Farmers Market at French Square at Keep up to date as they add new vendors by following them on Facebook or Twitter.

St. John's Episcopal Parish will be offering their delicious Lobster Lunches by reservation only for pick up or delivery the last Saturday morning of each month this summer, June - September.
As always, the lunch includes a generous lobster roll, a bag of chips and a homemade triple chocolate brownie...all for just $15!!!
If interested please call Carol Belcher at 617-913-5182 by Friday 6PM to reserve yours.

Winthrop Town Hall 1 Metcalf Square, Winthrop, MA 02152
Phone: 617.846.1852
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