News Flash

Posted on: June 26, 2020

DPW Closed July 3, 2020

The DPW and Office will be CLOSED Friday July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence day.

Public Works
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Transfer Station CLOSED Saturday July 4, 2020

The Transfer Station will be CLOSED Saturday July 4, 2020 in observance on Independence Day. It will be open Thursday July 2, Friday July 3 and Sunday July 5 regular hours.  

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Transfer Station CLOSED Saturday July 4, 2020

The Transfer Station will be CLOSED Saturday July 4, 2020 in observance on Independence Day. It will be open Thursday July 2, Friday July 3 and Sunday July 5 regular hours.  

Public Works
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Hingham Recreation Covid-19 Action Plan

Please review our Covid-19 Safety Plan and Guidelines for the Summer of 2020

Additional Info... Recreation Department
Posted on: June 10, 2020

June 9, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur provided the following COVID-19 and Town services updates at the June 9, 2020 Board of Selectmen Meeting.

COVID-19 Cases

  • As we mentioned last week, the Department of Public Healt...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 9, 2020

COVID 19 Info Center

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An abundance of information is being added regularly in reference to department availability, restrictions and reopening guidelines and regular business of Town departments.

Hingham-MA.GOV/COVID19 Current Spotlights
Posted on: June 3, 2020

June 2, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following COVID-19 and Town services updates at the June 2, 2020 Board of Selectmen meeting.

COVID-19 Cases

  • As of June 1st, the Department of Public Health (DPH) began r...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 3, 2020

Update about Summer 2020 Recreation Programs

With much consideration, the Recreation Commission has voted to cancel our Preschool, Playground, Teen Xtreme, and Country Club Sports Camps. Hingham Recreation’s Summer Camp is one of the largest municipal summer camps on the south shore enroll...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 27, 2020

May 26th COVID-19 Update

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following COVID-19 and Town services updates at the Board of Selectmen meeting on May 26, 2020.

COVID-19 Cases

  • In terms of the latest data, as of last Wednesday, DPH was...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Summer Programs Update

               New Summer Programs!! Starting at 10:00 AM, Monday, June 15th, Registration for Hingham Recreation Summer Programs opens. While the Summer Camps: Preschool, Playground,...

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Recreation Department
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Transfer Station Scale Operations to Re-open on Saturday, May 23, 2020

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, scale operations for bulky waste and construction and demolition (C&D) debris will re-open at the Transfer Station for Hingham residents and commercial permit holders.  

During this time, any Hingham resident with a ...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Transfer Station Scale Operations to Re-open on Saturday, May 23, 2020

Transfer Station Masks

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, scale operations for bulky waste and construction and demolition (C&D) debris will re-open at the Transfer Station for Hingham residents and commercial permit holders.  

During this time, any Hingham resident with a ...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Fourth of July Road Race

Unfortunately, the annual Hingham Fourth of July Road Race will not be run this year. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and all of our runners for so much support and positive summer energy year after year. While we can’t host the event...

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Recreation Department
Posted on: May 20, 2020

May 19 COVID-19 Update

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following updates at the May 19, 2020 Board of Selectmen meeting.

Reopening Plan

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Governor Baker Announces Guidance for Phase 1 of State Reopening Plan

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration published the Reopening Massachusetts plan developed by the Reopening Advisory Board. The goal of the four-phase reopening plan is to methodically allow businesses, services, and activities to resume while avoiding a...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Governor Baker Announces Guidance for Phase 1 of State Reopening Plan

Downtown Hingham

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration published the Reopening Massachusetts plan developed by the Reopening Advisory Board. The goal of the four-phase reopening plan is to methodically allow businesses, services, and activities to resume while avoiding a...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 13, 2020

50 Flags Campaign 2020

Hingham 50 Flags

50 FLAGS CAMPAIGN 2020

Our annual 4th of July Parade continues to be deep in tradition and one of the major regional events that bring our entire community together to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of our nation.  

Although the parade will...

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Town of Hingham Announces Cancellation of July 4th Parade, Harborworks and Road Race

A message from Police Chief Glenn Olsson

The 4th of July Parade Committee, Hingham Recreation Commission (Hingham Road Race) and the organizers of the Harborworks fireworks have announced that the Parade, Road race and Fireworks are cancelled this year due...

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Additional Info... *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Town of Hingham Announces Cancellation of July 4th Parade, Harborworks and Road Race

A message from Police Chief Glenn Olsson

The 4th of July Parade Committee, Hingham Recreation Commission (Hingham Road Race) and the organizers of the Harborworks fireworks have announced that the Parade, Road race and Fireworks are cancelled this year due...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 3, 2020

State Issues New Order Requiring Face Coverings

Effective Wednesday May 6th, the Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in indoor and outdoor public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVI...

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Signed Order (PDF) *Hingham General News and Announcements*
Posted on: May 3, 2020

State Issues New Order Requiring Face Coverings

Effective Wednesday May 6th, the Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in indoor and outdoor public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVI...

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Signed Order (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 29, 2020

April 28 COVID-19 Update

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following updates at the April 28, 2020 Board of Selectmen meeting.

State Actions

•    Today, Governor Baker extended the closure of non-essen...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Outdoor Programs Update

We are getting ready to start both our Paddlesports programs and our outdoor adult fitness classes!

Regarding Paddlesports: We will begin renting Stand-Up Paddleboards and Kayaks starting Saturday June 27th! Our hours will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays...

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Recreation Department
Posted on: April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020 Advisory from the Hingham Board of Health

The Hingham Board of Health has issued a new advisory urging all members of the public to wear a cloth face covering when a social distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained in public settings. Information from the CDC on making and wearing cloth face coveri...

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Health Department Advisory April 24, 2020 (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Hingham Public Library Online Programs, Help, and Resources

Hingham Public Library Online Programs, Help, and Resources

The Hingham Public Library building may be closed, but we are still here to help and excited to bring you library programs and services in new online ways!

We can help you get a library card, find ...

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

April 21 COVID-19 Update

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following updates at the April 21, 2020 Board of Selectmen meeting.

COVID-19 Update

  • Governor Baker announced today that all public and private schools in the Commonwealt...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 18, 2020

New Order from Board of Health Regarding Face Coverings for Essential Workers

Town of Hingham Health Department210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043-2762 - (781) 741-1466 Fax (781) 740-0239

All essential service workers must wear protective face coverings when interacting with the public and when within 6 ft. of a coworker

Effective ...

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

Transfer Station Reminder During COVID-19

With the exception of the Swap Shop, all other Hingham Transfer Station operations remain open during regular business hours of 7:00am to 4:00pm Thursday - Sunday.  

Residents may continue to drop off recyclable materials while maintaining a safe ...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Important Information Regarding Your Tax Bill

Under “An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19, “ Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, the town of Hingham has adopted local options to extend due dates for real and personal proper...

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Online Bill Payment COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 15, 2020

April 14 – Storm and COVID-19 Update

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Assistant Town Administrator Michelle Monsegur gave the following updates at the April 14, 2020 Board of Selectmen meeting. 

April 13, 2020 storm

  • Our DPW Superintendent referred to this storm as a “major ev...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Mental Health Resources During COVID-19

During this stressful time, it’s important to take to care of your emotional health and help others do the same. If you need emotional support during these stressful times, available resources include:

  • Hingham Health Department’s licens...
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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources during COVID-19 Crisis

Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the expansion of SafeLink, the Commonwealth’s statewide, 24/7, toll-free and confidential domestic violence hotline to now include resources and support for survivors of sexual assault. This e...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2020

New Nursing Home Family Resource Line Available

Nursing Home Hotline

The Baker-Polito Administration also announced the launch of a new Nursing Home Family Resource Line: 

•    Call (617) 660-5399 to connect family members of nursing home and rest home residents with the information and r...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 8, 2020

State Issues New Guidance for Grocery Stores

The MA Department of Public Health (DPH) issued updated guidance for grocery stores and local boards of health to reduce exposure of shoppers and employees to COVID-19.  DPH directed grocery stores to limit occupancy to 40% of their maximum permi...

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Guidance for Grocery Stores (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Hingham Implements Expanded COVID-19 Incident Management Team

Hingham Implements Expanded COVID-19 Incident Management Team

April 7, 2020 – The Town of Hingham’s Emergency Management Team has been meeting daily since March 20, 2020 via conference call to coordinate our local COVID-19 response. &am...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services

Cease of Operations for Personal Care Services

Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Massage Establishments, Spas and Fitness Centers

Effective April 6, 2020

Whereas, the 2019 novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has been declared a Public Health Emergency...

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Downoad and Print (PDF) COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Guidelines for Hingham Conservation Areas

Hingham Trails

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Hingham is urging its residents to stay home as much as possible to avoid person-to-person contact. However, should individuals and their families need to get outdoors for healthy, passive recreatio...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2020

CDC Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings

On April 3, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a new recommendation that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies). The Hingham Heal...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Permit Application Process and Timelines Extended

Alert Regarding Permit Applications:  As of Friday, April 3, 2020, pursuant to Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, notwithstanding any general or special law, rule, regulation, charter, ordinance or by-law to the contrary, during the governor&rsq...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 3, 2020

MBTA: Commuter Rail Reduced Service Levels Remain in Effect

Last week, the MBTA and Keolis made targeted adjustments to the existing Reduced Service Schedule to provide earlier train options for passengers with essential travel needs, such as medical professionals. The changes took effect on Wednesday, March 25, a...

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Additional Info... COVID-19 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... COVID-19 Updates
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

Update May 26 - Please see the most recent Update for Town Meeting confirming the date of Town Meeting as Saturday, June 20th at 2:00 PM.  

Update April 1: At the Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday, March 31st it was approved to move the dates ...

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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 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) COVID-19 Updates
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 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... COVID-19 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... 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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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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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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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

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 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 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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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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