News Flash

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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*Hingham General News and Announcements*
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: 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

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 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 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 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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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