Busy Boating Season This Summer, Despite COVID-19

Monday, October 19, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Thanks to pleasant weather with no major storms all summer long, some avid boaters had plans to keep their vessels moored in Hingham Harbor through mid-October. Despite COVID-19 and accompanying restrictions, the recreational boating season was busier than ever. “There was a lot of activity, including out-of-towners,” Harbormaster …

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With Hingham Now in the COVID-19 ‘Red’ Zone, Town Officials Urge Vigilance Among Community Members

October 15, 2020  This message was provided by the Selectmen’s office on behalf of town officials. As of yesterday, the MA Department of Public Health (DPH) was reporting 371 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hingham.  The state is now listing Hingham in the “red” category with an average daily case rate over the last 14 days …

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Hingham Housing Authority Receives 100K State-Funded Grant for Creative Placemaking

Photo provided by the Hingham Housing Authority. Thursday, October 15, 2020 submitted by the Hingham Housing Authority. The Hingham Housing Authority, now under a new administration with James Marathas serving as Executive Director, through a management agreement with the Quincy Housing Authority, has received a $100,000 Grant Award from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and …

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Increase in COVID-19 Cases Moves Hingham into the High-Risk ‘Red’ Zone; Supt. of Schools and HHS Athletic Director Weigh In

October 14, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Hingham has moved into the high-risk “red” zone from the “yellow” category since last week. Today’s Massachusetts Department of Public Health statistics — released every Wednesday — show 19 new COVID-19 cases since Oct. 7 and a case count of 33 in the last 14 days. This brings …

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Hingham ‘On Cusp’ of Slipping Into ‘Red’ Zone with Spike in Number of COVID-19 Team Sports Cases

October 14, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Town officials are awaiting the release of the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health’s COVID-19 report of new confirmed cases in Hingham tomorrow, fearing that with the escalating number of positive tests, the town might slip from the moderate-risk “yellow” to the high-risk “red” zone. Last Wednesday — the …

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Selectman Fisher Urges Hingham Residents to Oppose Proposed Major Ferry and Commuter Rail Service Cuts

October 14, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer Facing the potential elimination of ferry service and major cuts to the Greenbush commuter rail line, State Rep. Joan Meschino (D-Hull) and State Sen. Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth) are leading the charge to oppose what they call proposed “draconian” service cuts. Both legislators are working closely with the towns …

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Special Town Meeting Voters Would Consider $5.5 Million Land Purchase for Proposed $40M Public Safety Facility

Site proposed for a potential new Hingham Public Safety Facility. October 14, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer (Anchor photo) Similar to last June’s regular Town Meeting, a Special Town Meeting will be scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21 — on the multi-purpose field at the high school — if both the Selectmen and Advisory Committee support …

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Locales Tacos Gets Okay to Offer Lunch Menu Once Restaurant Opens

October 14, 2020 by Carol Britton Meyer (photo by Christen Poole) While the opening day for the family-friendly Locales Tacos y Tequila restaurant at the former Crow’s Landing site at 6 Crow Point Lane isn’t definite yet, owner Brian McLaughlin got the Selectmen’s nod of approval last night to expand its earlier-approved dining hours to …

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