News Flash

Posted on: May 20, 2022

Hingham to Observe Memorial Day with Special Ceremony

Sgt Thomas Lester

The Town of Hingham’s Department of Veterans’ Services and the Hingham Veterans’ Council are proud to announce that Hingham's annual Memorial Day observance will be held Monday, May 30.

The Town’s ceremony f...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Local Cooling Center & Extreme Heat Safety Tips

Hingham Bathing Beach

Temperatures are forecast to reach the low 90s this weekend.  In case any residents need relief from the hot weather, the Hingham Public Library at 66 Leavitt Street has been designated as a cooling center and will be open from 9:00am  -...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Recreation Commission Notice of Vacancy

Rec Logo

The Select Board is accepting Talent Bank applications from residents who wish to be considered to fill a vacancy on the Recreation Commission.  The successful candidate will fill the vacancy until the next Town Election.  Deadline for a...

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Talent Bank Application *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Reminder: Annual Battle of Grape Island Commemoration Event

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Director of Veterans' Services Keith Jermyn would like to invite the public and the media to a special ceremony next month commemorating the Battle of Grape Island. 

This annual event will mark the Battle of Grape I...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Antigen Rapid Test: Expiration Date Extension

Test Kit

On Mar 29, 2022, the FDA granted a three-month shelf-life extension for the iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test. 

This FDA decision extended the shelf-life of all iHealth tests with expiration dates on or before 2022-09-29 (YYYY-MM-DD) from 6 mont...

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Additional Info from the Manufacturer... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Town Administrator Tom Mayo presented the following report to the Select Board at their May 17 meeting:

In my report last Tuesday, I noted that Hingham’s COVID-19 numbers were up significantly and that this may trigger new protocols in the coming...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Town of Hingham to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive This Month

Red Cross Blood Drive Join Camp Do Good

HINGHAM — The Town of Hingham will host a blood drive later this month through the American Red Cross, open to all eligible residents.

WHEN:

Tuesday, May 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:

Hingham Senior Center, 224 Central St. 

WHO:

Anyone at ...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Hingham Seeks Volunteers for Re-Activated Taxation Aid Committee

The Select Board is accepting Talent Bank applications from residents who wish to be considered for the reformed Taxation Aid Committee (TAC).

The TAC purpose is to identify recipients of financial assistance through the Town’s Elderly and Disabl...

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Complete a Talent Bank Application *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 13, 2022

CDC Community Risk Level - High

Yesterday, the federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) assessed that all of Plymouth County has reached theCOVID-19 Community Level of High.  

At the Community Level of High, the CDC recommends:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public places re...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 COVID-19 Update

  • In Hingham, the presence of COVID-19 continues to evolve.  
    • Through the week ending May 7, Hingham experienced 103 confirmed & probable cases, up 72% over the 60 cases experienced through the week ending April 30.
    • During the week of April 30, t...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Notification of Mosquito Adulticide Applications

MEMORANDUM

 To:       Boards of Health of Member Towns

From:   Ross Rossetti, Acting Superintendent

Date:   May 4, 2022

Re:       Notification of Mosquito Adulticide App...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Hingham Asks Residents to Contribute to ‘Exceptional Needs Registry’

South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center staff

HINGHAM -- The Hingham Commission on Disabilities, the Hingham Police and Fire Departments and the South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center would like to share with residents information on the Town of Hingham’s Exceptional Needs Reg...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Annual Battle of Grape Island Commemoration Event

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Director of Veterans' Services Keith Jermyn would like to invite the public and the media to a special ceremony next month commemorating the Battle of Grape Island. 

This annual event will mark the Battle o...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Hingham Town Clerk's Office Informs Registered Voters of Updated Precinct Lists

2022 Precinct Map

The Hingham Town Clerk’s Office would like to inform registered voters that voting precincts have been updated effective Dec. 31, 2021.

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws chapter 54, section 6, the Town of Hingham has changed some voting prec...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Town of Hingham Honors Former Town Clerk Eileen McCracken During Special Ceremony

Town Clerk Recognition 2022 Eileen McCracken

HINGHAM -- Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Town Clerk Carol Falvey are pleased to announce that a special ceremony took place at Town Hall this week honoring previous Town Clerk Eileen McCracken.

On Monday, April 11, the Town unveiled the latest photo on t...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: April 12, 2022

COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests Available at the Hingham Senior Center

Test Kit

HINGHAM — The Hingham Health Department reports that the Town of Hingham has made COVID-19 test kits available at the Hingham Senior Center, 224 Central Street.

The kits are iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests, with two tests included per box.

In...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Street Sweeping Operation - Beginning Monday, April 11th

The DPW will be starting the street sweeping operation beginning April 11th and continuing throughout the spring.

*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Hingham Pays Tribute to Vietnam Veterans and Their Families

Vietnam Commemorative Pinning

HINGHAM – Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Director of Veterans' Services Keith Jermyn are pleased to share with residents that a special ceremony honoring Vietnam Veterans and their families was held in town last week. 

On Tuesd...

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Download and Print Press Release (PDF) *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 8, 2022

March 8, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day statewide average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from to 839 on February 27 to 648 on March 6.
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 445 on February 25 to 319 on March 4.
  • The latest data sh...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 7, 2022

2022 Annual Street Listing Census

Town of HinghamOffice of Town Clerk

March 7, 2022

The 2022 Annual Street Listing Census has been sent out to all Households.  Typically, this Form is sent out in early January, but was delayed as we wanted to include the new 2022 precinct informati...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Town of Hingham To Make Masking Optional in Municipal Buildings Effective Next Week

Hingham Town Hall Winter

Change Takes Effect Monday, March 7

HINGHAM — Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Executive Health Officer Susan Sarni report that the Town of Hingham will lift its mask policy starting next week, making masking optional in all non-school municipal b...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 1, 2022

March 1, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from to 1,720 on February 14  to 704 on February 27.
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 902 on February 13 to 445 on February 25.
  • The late...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: February 28, 2022

*Postponed* Hingham Announces Registration for Annual Summer Recreation Programs

Hingham Summer Recreation Program

Update 3/1 - Registration has been postponed to Wednesday, March 2 at 11 AM due to issues with the MyRec website. 

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Director of Recreation Mark Thorell are pleased to announce that registration opens tomorro...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: February 17, 2022

February 17, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from 2,684 on February 7 to 1,550 on February 14.
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 1,325 on February 7 to 902 on February 13.
  • The latest data sho...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Covid Testing Center Closed - Feedback Requested

February 15, 2022 - Effective immediately, the Town of Hingham has closed the temporary regional COVID-19 testing center at 335 Lincoln Street. The Town asked the vendor to cancel open appointments and ensure delivery of results to everyone tested on or b...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Town of Hingham’s Sustainable Budget Task Force Releases Final Report

Sustainable Budget Task Force

Town Administrator Tom Mayo is pleased to announce that the Town’s Sustainable Budget Task Force presented its findings earlier this week at a public discussion during the Select Board meeting.

The Task Force presented a 100-plus page report during the mee...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: February 1, 2022

February 1, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from 9,509 on January 24 to 4,803 on January 30.  
  • Statewide hospitalizations have fallen, from 2,783 on January 22 to 2,202 On January 28. &nb...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 25, 2022

January 25, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • DPH is reporting that the 7-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined substantially, from 15,593 on January 16, 2022 to  8,295 as of January 23.  
  • Hospitalizations have fallen, from 3,209 on January 16, 2022 to 2,894 On Jan...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 19, 2022

January 18, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

    Massachusetts DPH has not updated its data since our report to you last week. 

    Key data, available through January 8, reflect a rising COVID-19 presence in Hingh...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 13, 2022

January 13, 2022 COVID-19 Update

1/13/2022 COVID Update

Data

    Across Massachusetts, according to DPH, we are continuing to experience a large COVID-19 surge.  

    DPH is reporting that the 7-day average o...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Health Advisory on the Use of Facial Coverings in Hingham

TOWN OF HINGHAM

Board of Health210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043-2762(781) 741-1466 Fax (781) 740-0239

Health Advisory on the Use of Facial Coverings in Hingham

Date: 1/7/2022

The Hingham Board of Health (the Board) today issued a Health Advisory regardin...

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Download and Print (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Hingham Mask Advisory, Testing and Booster Clinics

Hingham Health Department Announces Health Advisory on Use of Facial Coverings in Town 

HINGHAM -- The Hingham Board of Health has issued a Health Advisory regarding the strongly recommended use of facial coverings by all patrons, visitors and emp...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: January 4, 2022

January 4, 2022 COVID-19 Update

Data

    Across Massachusetts, according to DPH, we are seeing a large surge in new COVID-19 cases.  The 7-day average of new cases across the state is now 11,800, compared to a 7-day average of about 4,400 new cases on...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: December 22, 2021

December 21, 2021 COVID-19 Update

12/21/2021 COVID Update

Data

    Across Massachusetts, according to DPH, we are seeing a 7-day average of over 4,100 new COVID-19 cases as of yesterday, compared to a 7-day average of about 1,100 two months ago. &nbs...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: December 15, 2021

December 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update

12/14/2021 COVID Update

Data

    In Hingham, we are continuing to see a sharp increase in new COVID-19 cases.  DPH is reporting 142 new COVID-19 cases during the 14-day period reported on 12/9/2021, compared to ...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: December 9, 2021

December 7, 2021 COVID-19 Update

 According to DPH, Massachusetts has been experiencing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases since early November.

  • In Hingham, we’re seeing a significant more recent uptick in new COVID-19 cases as well. DPH is reporting 80 new COVID-19 cases during ...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: November 17, 2021

November 16, 2021 COVID-19 Update

  • In Hingham, new COVID-19 cases continue to hover around 30-40 new cases per 14-day period for the last several weeks.
  •  The vaccination rate for Hingham remains at 74%.  If you look at only vaccine-eligible individuals in Hingham (now peop...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: November 10, 2021

November 9, 2021 COVID-19 Update

  • Statewide, the number of new COVID-19 cases has generally been trending downward since mid-September. 
  • In Hingham, new COVID-19 cases continue to hover around 30-40 new cases per 14-day period for the last several weeks.  The vaccination ...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: November 3, 2021

November 2, 2021 COVID-19 Update

11/02/2021 COVID Update

  •  Statewide, the number of new COVID-19 cases has been trending downward since mid-September. They have dropped from about 1,900 new cases on average per 7-day period as of 9/13 to about 960 new cases on average per 7-day pe...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: October 26, 2021

October 26, 2021 COVID-19 Update

10/26/2021 COVID Update

  • Statewide, the number of new COVID-19 cases has been trending downward since mid-September.     
  • In Hingham, new COVID-19 cases continue to fluctuate between approximately 30-50 new cases per 14-day period ...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 22, 2021

September 22, 2021 COVID-19 Update

September 22, 2021

COVID-19 Update

  • We are seeing a small uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham over the last two weeks.  There were 47 new cases during the two-week period ending 9/16, compared to 37 new cases for the prior two-week period ending 9/9...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 20, 2021

September 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update

September 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update 

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hingham have decreased over the last two weeks, which is good news. The latest numbers from the State indicate 37 new cases over the last 14 days, compared to 50 new cases during the t...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 31, 2021

August 31st, 2021 COVID-19 Update

August 31, 2021

COVID-19 Update

·        COVID-19 cases continue to rise.  The most recent DPH data published on August 26th indicates a total of 50 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hingham in the two week...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 31, 2021

September 14, 2021 COVID-19 Update

September 14, 2021

COVID-19 Update 

  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hingham have decreased over the last two weeks, which is good news.  The latest numbers from the State indicate 37 new cases over the last 14 days, compared to 50 new cases du...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 25, 2021

August 24th, 2021 COVID-19 Update

August 24, 2021

Data

·        We are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham.  

·        The most recent DPH data published on August 19th indicates a total of 36 new COVI...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 16, 2021

August 16th, 2021 COVID-19 Update

 https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/covid-19-vaccines-us.html

 We are reviewing the actions by ACIP yesterday recommending a third dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine for some individuals with compromised immune s...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 10, 2021

August 10th, 2021 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • We are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Hingham. 
  • There were 5 COVID-19 cases reported in June (no Delta variant cases) and 33 cases reported in July (of which 5 were Delta variants).
  • As of today, August 10th, 20 new COVID-19 cases have be...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 4, 2021

August 3rd, 2021 COVID-19 Update

Data

  • As of today, 27 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Hingham during the month of July.  That is compared to 5 cases reported in June.
  • So far, 1 new COVID-19 case in Hingham has been confirmed in August. 
  • We are keeping an eye on the tro...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 29, 2021

New Disposal Rates Going Into Effect on Saturday, May 1, 2021

Beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021, new rates will be in effect at the Hingham Transfer Station. All Hingham Residents and Commercial permit holders will be charged for Appliances, Electronics, and C&D/Bulky Waste (Including Furniture) according ...

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