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Recent articles by Joel:

Norwell resident plans walk from California to Florida to 'give a face to autism'

Norwell resident Mike McKenna, whose son is autistic, will walk across America to raise money and awareness for autism education. → Read More

'We're very excited': Lincoln Day to celebrate Hingham's rich history

The 46th annual Lincoln Day will return to Hingham on Feb. 11 to celebrate the lives of General Benjamin Lincoln and President Abraham Lincoln. → Read More

Plymouth's Mayflower Brewing sails into its 15th year with big beer bash Saturday

The Plymouth microbrewery will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Jan. 28 with a big party and lots of beer, naturally. → Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. to be honored at local events

These local events on the South Shore will be held to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. → Read More

Weymouth teacher, actress and author draws on multicultural upbringing for new book

Author and teacher Caroline Kautsire uses many art forms to find her identity and explores cross-cultural differences between Africa and America. → Read More

Hingham to launch Spanish immersion pilot program for preschoolers this fall

The Spanish preschool program will be the first language immersion program at Hingham Public Schools and will launch in the fall. → Read More

World War I medals among items stolen from Hingham condominium after Christmas

Several expensive and sentimental items were stolen from a Hingham condo shortly after Christmas, police say. → Read More

Singer/songwriter Chelsea Berry will kick off Hingham's Dead of Winter Arts Series

Chelsea Berry, Matt Cusson, Jabari Asim and Alysia Abbott will headline the annual Dead of Winter Arts Series in Hingham beginning Jan. 7. → Read More

'Payoff will be worth it': Local hikers to summit 6 peaks in 6 days to fight Alzheimer's

In June 2023, 36 hikers will climb the highest peak in each of the six New England states in six days to raise money for families affected by Alzheimer’s. → Read More

From solar power to water use, Hingham is looking toward the future of climate change

A Hingham committee has prepared a first draft of its Climate Action Plan, which includes recommendations on solar, electric cars and more → Read More

Newsmaker: Ice sculptor wows crowds on South Shore, across New England

Ice sculptor Donald Chappelle recently grabbed the attention of onlookers at Hingham’s annual Christmas in the Square celebration. → Read More

'A big step forward': Group works to open fitness, wellness center at Hingham High

Hingham Sports Partnership, a nonprofit, has launched a $1.5 million fundraising campaign to create "The Dock" at Hingham High. → Read More

Colonial story time in Hingham brings history to life with books, dancing, music

The Hingham Historical Society teaches kids about history through books, music and dancing during Colonial Story Time. → Read More

Hingham high, middle school students set to stage 'The Music Man' starting Thursday

The Hingham Public Schools Fine Arts Department and Hingham High Drama Program will put on four shows of “The Music Man” starting Thursday, Dec. 1. → Read More

Newsmaker: Marshfield man pushes lost item recovery 'to the limit' with metal detecting

Lou Asci scans beaches, farms and more to retrieve lost items using his metal detector. → Read More

Holly Jolly Hingham to warm up the town with weekly festivities through Christmas

Holiday festivities will kick off this weekend in downtown Hingham with horse-drawn hayrides, live music, shopping and more. → Read More

'Important for the future': Hingham approves tax hike for school, public safety complex

The tax increase – also called a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion – was approved at the Nov. 8 ballot by Hingham voters. → Read More

Voters approve new Foster School, public safety facility in Hingham; election to follow

Voters on Tuesday approved borrowing about $114 million for a new Foster School and $46 million for construction of a public safety facility. → Read More

Foam and fright: Haunted car wash will support Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield

The haunted car wash at the Briteway Carwash has a "graveyard" theme this year and will support the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield. → Read More

Newsmaker: Lifelong Hingham resident marks 40 years as crossing guard

Rosie Chirillo recently celebrated 40 years as a crossing guard for the Hingham Public Schools. Rosemary Lane is named for her. → Read More