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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Second Parish Community Blood Drive on September 28th

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Give Blood. Help save lives.

Second Parish and the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Saturday, September 28th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter SECONDPARISH to sched...

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Current Spotlights
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Hingham Health Department Warns About the Dangers of Vaping

Nearly half of Massachusetts high school students have tried e-cigarettes at least once and nearly one quarter of them reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, a rate nine times higher than adults, according to the latest statewide data on the hea...

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Additional Info from the CDC... Board of Health
Posted on: September 3, 2019

EEE update from Hingham Health Department – Risk Moderate

Massachusetts EEE Risk Categories

Hingham is now at a Moderate Risk Level for EEE. We recommend to wear mosquito repellent when outdoors, especially during dawn and dusk. We also recommend to avoid outside areas with obvious mosquito activity. The Hingham Health Department will continue t...

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Additional Info... Board of Health
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Hingham Health Department Mosquito Control Update

The Hingham Health Department is monitoring the risk level of mosquito-borne illnesses on a daily basis. We follow an Arbovirus Surveillance plan through the MA Dept. of Public Health and Plymouth County Mosquito Control. The purpose of the plan is so tha...

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Additional Info... Board of Health
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Watch out for Freshwater Harmful Algae Blooms

Watch out for Freshwater Harmful Algae Blooms – Recently, a toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) has been discovered in several waterbodies around eastern MA. Some blooms can produce toxins harmful to people and animals. These algae blooms and...

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Bureau of Environmental Health Fact Sheet *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Hingham’s Veteran of the Year Nominations

The Hingham Veterans Council is now taking nominations for the 2019 Veteran of the Year.

An impartial sub-committee will evaluate finalists. The winner will be announced during the annual Hingham’s Veterans Day celebration on November 11th conduc...

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Hingham Veteran of the Year Notice and Application *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Hingham $2 Million for Dredging the Inner Harbor

Harbormaster, Ken Corson, receiving $2 Million grant Award from Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

HINGHAM — - Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined Town Manager Thomas Mayo and other state and local officials to announce $3.6 million in Massachusetts Dredging Program grants to four communities, including a $2 million award for work on Hingham&...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: June 14, 2019

The Problem of Dog Waste on the South Shore

The Problem of Dog Waste on the South Shore

On the South Shore alone, we have more than 16,000 registered dogs from Weymouth to Kingston. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average dog produces approximately ¾ pound of waste per day. If you do the math, that&...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw

Effective November 1, 2019 the town has voted to reduce the common use of plastic check bags and promote the use of reusable bags. This new by law will be enforced by the Health DepartmentNo Store in Hingham shall provide to any customer a Sing...

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Plastic Bag Reduction Bylaw (PDF) Board of Health
Posted on: May 29, 2019

You're Not Just Fertilizing the Lawn!

Your are not just fertilizing your lawn photo

The DPW would like to share some simple steps that you can take to protect our waterways.

While fertilizers are good for plants, they're not so good for water quality. Fertilizers get washed down the street where they enter storm drains and enter our loca...

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Know Before You Mow!

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Grass clippings that are blown into the street enter storm drains and are carried directly to our local lakes, ponds and streams. Those clippings contribute nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous, which cause unwanted and uncontrolled growth of algae....

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: May 8, 2019

GAR Hall open for viewing of Historic and Wartime Memorabilia

GAR Hall Historic and War Memorabilia

Hingham's Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) hall is now open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10 am until 2 pm.

Today, Hingham’s G.A.R. Memorial Hall is used by veterans for meetings and special events for Memorial and Veteran’s Days. The G.A....

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Current Spotlights
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Road Construction: 2019 Preliminary Construction Notice

Town of Hingham Engineering Department

Construction Notice

April 3, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

The Town of Hingham is anticipating to repave and/or reconstruct the entire length or sections of the following roads in 2019. The exact scheduling dates for each...

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Download and Print Notice (PDF) *Hingham General News and Announcements*