News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2020

Transfer Station Scale Operations will be CLOSED until Further Notice

Due to COVID-19, the Transfer Station Scale Operations will be CLOSED until further notice for the safety of the residents and the employees of the Transfer Station. No Commercial or Residential vehicles will be able to dispose of any Construction Debris ...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Hingham Health Department: Takeout Options as of 4/1/2020

Take Out List, March 24, 2020

The Hingham Health Department has updated the list of all takeout food establishments in Hingham (excluding grocery stores) as of April 1, 2020. There is a phone number and the method of ordering you can use to place your order.

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Download and Print the Available Takeout Options COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

March 31 - COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Response

  • All of our actions and decisions are guided by the need to keep our citizens and our employees safe and healthy.  
  • The Town’s COVID-19 response is being led by our Emergency Management Team, which meets seven days a week...
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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 31, 2020

March 31 - COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Response

  • All of our actions and decisions are guided by the need to keep our citizens and our employees safe and healthy.  
  • The Town’s COVID-19 response is being led by our Emergency Management Team, which meets seven days a week...
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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Town Clerk: Respond to the US Census Online

As Town Clerk I’ve been asked to reach out to residents and publicize the importance of responding to the census. 

Recently, you should have received a letter from the U.S. Census Bureau, inviting you to go online to respond to the 2020 ...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 30, 2020

New Resources from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The items below are not a replacement for emergency medical care, but they may be helpful in connecting residents with health care resources if they display COVID-19 symptoms.  

•    Buoy Online Tool: Massachusetts resid...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Town Meeting and Town Election News

Hingham Town Meeting

As the state of emergency announced by Governor Baker remains in effect, it is clear that we will not be able to begin Town Meeting on Monday, April 27, or to hold the Town Election on Saturday, May 2.

Consequently, we are looking at Monday, June 22, 2020,...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Town Meeting and Town Election News

Hingham Town Meeting

As the state of emergency announced by Governor Baker remains in effect, it is clear that we will not be able to begin Town Meeting on Monday, April 27, or to hold the Town Election on Saturday, May 2.

Consequently, we are looking at Monday, June 22, 2020,...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mass DPH - Orders to Protect Workers Supporting Grocery Stores and Pharmacies

Hingham Health Department – Mass Department of Public Health has issued orders to protect workers supporting grocery stores and pharmacies. Please read the attached direction from DPH.

A few highlights that we are working with our grocery stores ...

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Download and Read the Full Order from MA DPH COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Massachusetts Announces State Income Tax Filing Deadline Being Extended to July 15

BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo today announced an agreement to extend the 2019 state individual income tax filing and payment deadline from April 15 to Jul...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Governor Baker Extends School Closures until May 4, 2020

On March 25, 2020, Governor Baker issued an emergency order extending the closure of all public and private schools, and all non-emergency childcare programs, until May 4th in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. More deta...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update and Local Declaration of State of Emergency

Hingham Seal

The Town of Hingham Board of Selectmen has voted to declare a local State of Emergency for the Town of Hingham effective March 13, 2020.  This declaration was made as a practical measure to make sure that the Town of Hingham is in the best positi...

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Local Declaration of State of Emergency (PDF) *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update and Local Declaration of State of Emergency

Hingham Seal

The Town of Hingham Board of Selectmen has voted to declare a local State of Emergency for the Town of Hingham effective March 13, 2020.  This declaration was made as a practical measure to make sure that the Town of Hingham is in the best positi...

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Local Declaration of State of Emergency (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

For Seniors that are Home Alone

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department offers a free Safety Assurance Program, a computerized telephone system that places a call to a participant at a prearranged time each day. Please follow the link below to sign up for this service.&nb...

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Sign up now for the Safety Assurance Program COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Greenside Grille Open for Takeout and Local Delivery

The Greenside Grille at the South Shore Country Club is open for takeout and local delivery Wednesday-Sunday from 12pm-8pm. Orders will be accepted from 11am-7pm).  

The Grille is offering two sizes of family-style dinners to go as well as selecti...

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Greenside Grille Website & Menu COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Hingham Health Department: Takeout Options as of 3/25/2020

Take Out List, March 24, 2020

The Hingham Health Department has updated the list of all takeout food establishments in Hingham (excluding grocery stores) as of March 25, 2020. There is a phone number and the method of ordering you can use to place your order.

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Download and Print the Available Takeout Options Board of Health
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mass.Gov Launches a COVID-19 Text Message Notification System

COVIDMA Annoucement Banner

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the launch of a new text-based notification system to deliver important information about the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response to Massachusetts residents.

“Throughout th...

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Additional Info from Mass.gov... COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Hingham Health Department has been informed that we have our second laboratory confirmed case

Hingham Health Advisory 032420

Hingham Health Department Health Advisory

COVID-19 update as of 3/24/20 10:47am

The Hingham Health Department has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) that we have a second laboratory confirmed case.  The Hingham res...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Hingham Health Department has been informed that we have our second laboratory confirmed case

Hingham Health Advisory 032420

Hingham Health Department Health Advisory

COVID-19 update as of 3/24/20 10:47am

The Hingham Health Department has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) that we have a second laboratory confirmed case.  The Hingham res...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Interfaith Social Services is essential and OPEN

FOOD PANTRY

Interfaith Social Services’ food pantry is an essential program and is open regular hours (Monday-Friday, 10-11:45am, and Wednesday evenings 5-7pm).

We’re following guidance from the CDC and local health officials and have im...

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Additional Info from Interfaith Social Services... COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Statement regarding Planning Board Meeting of March 23rd.

Statement of William C. Ramsey, Chairman, Planning Board follows:

"It is 8:17 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020. I am Bill Ramsey, Chair of the Hingham Planning Board and am meeting by conference call with Mary Savage-Dunham, Director of Community Planni...

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Official Statement document (PDF) *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 24, 2020

World's End: Update on Cancellations and Closures at Trustees properties

Update on Cancellations and Closures at Trustees properties

In response to the emergency order issued Monday by Governor Charlie Baker, requiring all non-essential businesses and organizations to close, prohibiting gatherings of over 10 people, and discour...

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Additional Info from The Trustees... COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Baker’s March 23, 2020 Essential Services Order

Today, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers, and the public as of ...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Baker’s March 23, 2020 Essential Services Order

Today, Governor Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers, and the public as of ...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Resources from the Senior Center

Hingham Department of Elder Services is assembling contact information for available resources to provide to our senior population.  Please check back for continuing updates.

  • Hingham Elder Services - 781-741-1458 (please leave a message)
  • South Shor...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Senior Center Tax Aide Notice

A Message from Dave Beal, Tax Aide Program;    

As you are aware, the Senior Center and other town facilities are closed because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.  National AARP has also suspended the Tax Aide prog...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Resources for Businesses During COVID-19

  • Small Business Recovery Loan Fund: Last week, Governor Baker announced a $10 million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund to provide emergency capital up to $75,000 to Massachusetts-based businesses impacted by COVID-19 with under 50 full and part-time emplo...
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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Resources for Businesses During COVID-19

  • Small Business Recovery Loan Fund: Last week, Governor Baker announced a $10 million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund to provide emergency capital up to $75,000 to Massachusetts-based businesses impacted by COVID-19 with under 50 full and part-time emplo...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Hingham Health Department has a one page sheet of Guidance and Information on COVID 19

Please review the most current information and resources from the Hingham Health department in this document.

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Board of Health
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Hingham Health Department has a one page sheet of Guidance and Information on COVID 19

Please review the most current information and resources from the Hingham Health department in this document.

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services

NOTICE: Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Massage Establishments and Spas Effective March 21, 2020

Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services

Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Massage Establishments and Spas

Effect...

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Downoad and Print (PDF) Board of Health
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services

NOTICE: Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Massage Establishments and Spas Effective March 21, 2020

Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services

Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Massage Establishments and Spas

Effect...

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Downoad and Print (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Hingham: Social Distancing Message

Town Leadership

Social Distancing Saves Lives

March 20, 2020

Dear Hingham citizens,

During Hingham’s nearly 400 years of existence, this Town has always cared for our neighbors and friends.  We look out for each other.  Our social bonds and cultu...

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Download and Print the Message (PDF) *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Hingham: Social Distancing Message

Town Leadership

Social Distancing Saves Lives

March 20, 2020

Dear Hingham citizens,

During Hingham’s nearly 400 years of existence, this Town has always cared for our neighbors and friends.  We look out for each other.  Our social bonds and cultu...

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Download and Print the Message (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Derby Street Shops - Takeout Options

We’re all in this together.

And we hope that takeout options from your favorite eateries will keep your family fueled and comfortable during this difficult time. Currently, B. Good, Bertucci’s, Burton’s Grill & Bar, CAVA, ...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Fresh Market Update for March 18

March 18, 2020

Fresh Market Announces Temporary Store Operating Hours 

In order to best serve our guests, The Fresh Market will temporarily change their hours of operation for stores that currently have extended hours.

All stores will be open betwee...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Fruit Center Hours and Adjustments

Fruit Center Hours

Due to our ongoing precautions regarding COVID-19, beginning on Friday, March 20, we will be open from 7am to 8am every day for our customers who are 60+, and those who are in high risk groups, to shop our stores exclusively.We are hopin...

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Additional Upates from The Fruit Center... COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Hingham Recreation - Cancellations and Closed Fields & Playgrounds

The Hingham Recreation Department has cancelled all programs and events until April 7th. This includes our Childcare, fitness classes, East Explorer and our Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt. 

Additionally, you may have seen “No Trespassing&a...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

HinghamLink - Connecting People with Neighbors

A new Hingham web site launched today, connecting people that want to help their neighbors with people that need a little help during the Coronavirus crisis. 

If you want to help out, or can call Hingham seniors who’d appreciate a &l...

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Visit HinghamLink COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

MBTA - Reduced Service Schedules in Effect

Reduced Service Schedules in Effect

As you may have seen, Keolis and the MBTA announced on March 17 a Reduced Service Schedule on Commuter Rail because of the impact of coronavirus on our communities. This decision helps to ensure a public transit option f...

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Additional Info from the MBTA... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Transfer Station: Bulky Waste Update

Due to the office being temporarily closed, no Bulky Waste, Construction or Demolition Permits will be available to residents. During this time, any Hingham resident with a valid Transfer Station Sticker, who wishes to dispose of bulky items, construction...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Hingham Downtown Association Businesses

Impacts and precautions of the COVID-19 Virus situation regarding Hingham Downtown Association Businesses

The Hingham Downtown Association is working to protect the health and well-being of our customers, employees, and our entire Hingham community. All of...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Whole Foods Market Adjusts Store Hours to Better Serve our Communities

Whole Foods Market recognizes the important role we play in our communities, especially during this challenging time. As we prioritize the health and safety of our customers, Team Members and partners, we remain committed to ensuring that all customers ha...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Community Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

March 17 - Update from Tom Mayo, Town Administrator

COVID Updates for the Town of Hingham

Dear Hingham residents and businesses,

I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on Town of Hingham municipal operations during this evolving public health emergency. As you know, as of the close of business on March 13, 2020, the Town suspended all ...

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Hingham-MA.gov/COVID19 *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 17, 2020

March 17 - Update from the Town Administrator

Dear Hingham residents and businesses,

 

I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on Town of Hingham municipal operations during this evolving public health emergency.  As you know, as of the close of business on March 13, 2020, the...

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Hingham-MA.gov/COVID19 COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Hingham Light Operations Update

- HMLP Customers -

In an effort to protect you and our employees from the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) HMLP has closed its operations center until further notice. When this situation has resolved itself to the point where it is safe for everyone t...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Commuter Rail to Operate Reduced Service Schedule Effective Tuesday, March 17

Commuter Rail to Operate Reduced Service Schedule Effective Tuesday, March 17

Modified service level provides a public transit option for people with essential travel needs

BOSTON – March 16, 2020 – The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services ...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Commuter Rail to Operate Reduced Service Schedule Effective Tuesday, March 17

Modified service level provides a public transit option for people with essential travel needs

BOSTON – March 16, 2020 – The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the agency’s operating partner for Commuter Rail, announc...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Hingham Health Department Health Advisory 3/15/2020 at 5:44 PM

Hingham Health Department Health AdvisoryCOVID-19 update as of 3/15/20 @ 5:44pmThe Hingham Health Department has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) that a Hingham resident has tested positive for COVID-19. All notificatio...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Police Department Business

The Hingham Police Department is committed to providing as close to same level of service that you have come to expect from us with some restrictions.  We will maintain the same staffing levels and continue to respond to all emergencies and calls...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Fire Department Visitors

The Hingham Fire Department wants to assure Hingham residents and the greater community that the level of service they provide has not changed due to COVID-19.  The Hingham Fire Department will continue to respond to all emergencies. However, beg...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Presentation: Public Safety Complex & Senior Center

Town Administrator Tom Mayo presented the following slideshow to the Advisory Committee at their meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 discussing the Public Safety Complex and Senior Center.

View the Public Safety and Senior Center Slideshow Presentation (PDF...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Town Meeting Statement

As all of us deal with the ongoing health emergency flowing from the corona virus and COVID-19, and recognizing the Governor’s order of March 13, 2020, generally prohibiting until further notice gatherings of over 250 people, we do so mindful of...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 13, 2020

March 13 - Update from Hingham Town Hall

Message from the Town of Hingham

Dear Hingham residents and businesses, 

As a precautionary measure to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Hingham is suspending all non-essential services as of close of business on Friday, Marc...

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Hingham-MA.GOV/COVID19 COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID 19 Town of Hingham Update

March 13, 2020 

Dear Hingham residents and businesses, 

As a precautionary measure to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Hingham is suspending all non-essential services as of close of business on Friday, March 13, 20...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Recreation Department Programs and Facilities Closed

Hello Everyone,

We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy!

The Hingham Recreation Department has cancelled all programs and events until May 5th. This includes our Childcare, fitness classes, East Explorers and our Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt.

We h...

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Town Officials Update on Social Distancing Recreation Department
Posted on: March 12, 2020

2020 Census is looking to hire census takers in Hingham

2020 Census Logo

The 2020 Census is seeking to hire 35 to 40 Hingham Residents to work in Hingham. 

Fulfill your civic duty! The US Census is seeking Hingham residents to help conduct the 2020 Census. 

The census is crucial for dividing tax dollars and app...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Rain Barrels and Composters Now on Sale

Rain Barrels and Composters Now On Sale

This is the year to finally capture the free rain water from your roof to water your garden. It’s also the year to make free “black gold” compost from your kitchen scraps and yard waste....

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Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Hingham Senior Center TRIAD Initiative Kick Off Event

The Hingham Senior Center cordially invites you to attend the Kick Off Event to the TRIAD Initiative:Monday, April 6, at 11AMAt the Hingham Senior Center

With:District Attorney, Tim Cruz; Sheriff, Joseph D. McDonald; Hingham Police Chief, Glenn Olsson; Hin...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Road Work Notice: National Grid Night Work on Route 228 Begins Tonight

National Grid Road Work Map

National Grid will be replacing the natural gas main on portions of Route 228 along East Street, Leavitt Street and Rockwood Road.  This will be night work with road closures and is scheduled to begin Monday March 9th, 2020.

View Map of Road Const...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Vacancies on Disabilities Commission

The Board of Selectmen is accepting Talent Bank applications from residents who wish to be considered for an appointment to the Disabilities Commission.  A majority of the seven commission members shall consist of people with disabilities, one me...

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Talent Bank Form *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: February 25, 2020

Recreational Camps for Children in Hingham

Recreational Camps for Children in Hingham

Hingham Health Department

It’s that time of year that summer camp plans are starting to be made and there are many great options in Hingham. If you are considering sending your child to a camp this summer...

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Additional Info... Board of Health
Posted on: February 19, 2020

National Grid: Natural Gas Night Work in Hingham

February 19, 2020

Re: Natural Gas Work in Hingham.   ( work order # 1217064 )

Dear City Officials, 

National Grid is committed to safely and reliably delivering energy to our community. That’s why we are replacing the natural gas ...

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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: January 29, 2020

BoH proposing to update Supplemental Rules and Regulations for the Disposal of Sanitary Sewage

Effective April 1, 2020 The Town of Hingham, Board of Health has updated the Town’s Supplemental Rules and Regulations for the Disposal of Sanitary Sewage.  

The changes were voted on at the 1.21.20 at the Public Hearing.  

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Supplemental Rules and Regulations (PDF) Board of Health
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Guidelines for Determining Bedrooms & Other Rooms in Residential Dwellings Served by Septic Systems

Guidelines for Bedrooms were voted by the Board of Health on 1.21.20

Septic Bedroom Guidelines (PDF) Board of Health