Man Walks Out of Derby Street Lululemon In Front of Police Car Carrying Stolen Clothing

A man walked out of a store carrying $4,500 worth of clothing directly in front of a passing cruiser. The man dropped the clothing and ran but was arrested a short distance away. The man also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. On Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:20pm Officer Brian Fernandes was driving …

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After Nearly a Century in Operation, Boston Harbor Cruises is Sold to Hornblower Cruises and Events

Photo Credit: Boston Harbor Cruises Hornblower Cruises & Events confirms it has purchased Boston Harbor Cruises. “We are always in pursuit of great brands, leadership, talent, products and experiences, and have found all of this in Boston Harbor Cruises and their Principal and General Manager, Alison Nolan,” said Hornblower Cruises & Events President, Kenneth Svendsen. …

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Calling all Parents of 2020-2021 Incoming Kindergarteners TONIGHT

Photos courtesy of South Elementary School The School Department will host an information meeting for parents of children who are eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2020. All families with incoming Kindergarteners are welcome, but it is especially encouraged that those who are new to Hingham or will have children in the HPS for the …

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Water company progress report

November 4th, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer Selectman Mary Power reported that the town is still in the “good husbandry” phase (Aquarion’s obligation to provide service while the details of  Hingham purchasing the portion of the water company that serves Hingham, Hull, and part of Cohasset are being worked out). “We’re working with Aquarion and …

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Addressing Town Hall building needs

November 4th, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer Town Hall Facilities Study Committee Chairman Thomas Carey was onhand at a recent Selectmen’s meeting to talk about potentially making short-term improvements to Town Hall prior to considering more long-term solutions to address the growing space needs. This includes the senior center, which is struggling with space issues …

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Hingham Harbor: Wharves will be raised in anticipation of expected future sea-level rise

November 4th, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer A number of town wharves need attention, but improvements to the Town Pier by the Iron Horse Statue, Barnes Wharf from which Hingham Maritime Center operates, and the one at Veterans Park near Whitney Wharf are of top priority. These are the lowest wharves, and the most vulnerable. …

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Broadstone update: Back parcel to be added to Bare Cove Park

November 4, 2019 By Carol Britton Meyer The four-story, 220-unit Broadstone Bare Cove rental housing development at 230 Beal St. adjacent to Lynch Field and across from Lincoln Plaza is progressing. Under a Memorandum of Understanding with the town, the developer — Alliance Residential Company — is required to transfer the back portion of the …

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Financial snapshot of the town: Average assessed home value rises; a good number of citizens are struggling

November 11, 2019 by Carol Britton Meyer It’s budget season again! Selectman Mary Power made a presentation recently that Selectmen Chairman Karen Johnson said would “set the stage for upcoming [Fiscal 2021] budget discussions.” Power noted that “it will be challenging to live within our means in the future, because there’s not much new growth …

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VETERANS DAY 2019 Town Observance Itinerary for Monday, November 11th

October 30, 2019 contributed by: SCPO Keith Jermyn, USN, Director of Veterans Services (images courtesy of Hingham Veterans Services) The Town of Hingham Veterans’ Department is pleased to announce the itinerary for this year’s Annual Veteran’s Day Observance, formerly called Armistice Day. Veterans’ Day 2019 will begin with the CPL Lawrence St. Laurent, USMC Breakfast …

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