Two Carnivores Walk into a Plant Bar…

The fried “chicken” sandwich at Plant Pub. Photo by Ellen McDermott. November 16, 2021 By Ally Donnelly Ben Cutler is nervous.  “I get a little inquisitive, concerned,” he said. “I’m not sure how they do it.” Ben Cutler, of XR BBQ, digging into a fried “chicken” sandwich at Plant Pub. I’ve convinced the avowed meat …

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Storm Warning: Are you Covered?

A historic tree came crashing down outside Rory Early’s Hingham home, knocking out power to the neighborhood. November 2, 2021 by Ally Donnelly Rory Earley was bailing out her finished basement with a Halloween candy bucket. “I opened up the garage door and it was like a tsunami of water just flowing out,” she said. …

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Hingham ‘Cast Profile: John Serafini by Ally Donnelly

John Serafini October 26, 2021 by Ally Donnelly Hingham’s John Serafini is the CEO of a company called HawkEye 360. It’s a radio frequency and data analytics firm that uses space-based satellites to detect, locate and analyze data from devices like walkie-talkies, satellite phones and radar. Clients include the US government, some of its allies …

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The Crisis in Veterinary Care

Dr. Jeanne Ficociello examines a patient at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital. October 12, 2021 by Ally Donnelly Millions of people joyfully welcomed new pets into their home last year. But the surge of new clients is stressing an already stressed system. Veterinarians offices are struggling to keep up with the flood of cases, pushing …

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Mad Love Music Festival This Weekend

Kathleen Jodka and the Jodka children October 5, 2021 by Ally Donnelly *Courtesy photos “Mad Love:” It’s how Kathleen and Dave Jodka would sign their notes to each other. The young couple had built a wonderful life–living in Scituate, raising their four children by the ocean. And then it came. Like a freight train, it came. …

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Nature is Good Medicine

September 21, 2021 by Cameron Baker, The Hingham ‘Cast Ice Climbing at New England Base Camp in Milton (courtesy photo) Nature: Since the industrial revolution, thought leaders, psychologists, and societal influencers have called for a return to the natural world. As we head into the colder months, with Delta and uncertainty swirling, we sit down …

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The Human Cost of Help Wanted

September 14, 2021 by Cameron Baker, The Hingham ‘Cast Photos courtesy of Beth McDaid  Beth McDaid and Kim Cross are no strangers to obstacles. Mothers to Cormac and Jenna, respectively, they know the strain on facilities that serve people with disabilities. But the pandemic has brought painful and complicated new hurdles. Children with disabilities progress …

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