Op-Ed: “The Safest Return” by June Gustafson, President, Hingham Education Association

September 12, 2020 Submitted by June Gustafson, President, Hingham Education Association To Members of the Hingham Community, As president of the Hingham Education Association (HEA), I keep hearing that the HEA is creating a roadblock to the reopening of our schools. This is simply not true! What we all want is the safest return to …

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Covid Update: Increased Cases Move Hingham from ‘Gray’ Zone to ‘Green’ Zone

September 10, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer The total number of COVID-19 cases in Hingham since Jan. 1 reported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as of yesterday, Sept. 9, is 305 — including a case count of nine over the past 14 days. This moves Hingham back into the higher-risk “green” zone from …

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Hingham Education Association and school officials continue negotiations; enrollment numbers down

September 10, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer With some 350 participants — including many concerned parents — on the School Committee’s nearly three-hour remote meeting call last night, the conversation revolved around the latest Hingham Public Schools Sept. 16 reopening plan for some 4,000 students, a significant decrease in enrollments, the length of the school …

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Massachusetts AFL-CIO Endorses Senator Patrick O’Connor For Re-election

O’Connor is the only Republican to be endorsed by the Labor Organization September 3, 2020  Today, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO announced their endorsement of Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth) for re-election. The endorsement is especially significant because out of the 65 candidates that were endorsed by the Commonwealth’s statewide labor organization, O’Connor was the only Republican. “Now, …

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Smith unsuccessful in state rep primary, but proud of campaign effort

September 2, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Two Hingham residents figured prominently in yesterday’s state primary. While Melissa B. Smith’s challenge to incumbent James Michael Murphy’s state representative seat on the Democratic party ballot — which includes Hingham Precinct 2 — was unsuccessful, it was not for lack of effort. “The results weren’t what we’d …

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Tolman Family Makes Final Preparations for Virtual MDA “Telethon” Party

September 1, 2020  *All photos submitted by the Tolman Family As Labor Day weekend rapidly approaches, The Tolman Family and their “Telethon Team” are making final preparations for the 44th annual MDA “Telethon” Party, which will, to help raise funds to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Due to Covid-19, children and adults with neuromuscular disease …

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