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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Delta, Kids and the Most Vulnerable Among Us

Photo courtesy of Sonia Steele August 10, 2021 by Ally Donnelly Sonia Steele was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a little more than three years ago. Flare ups are triggered by stress and environmental factors. So when a worldwide pandemic hit, the Hingham mom and her family did what they had to do. They locked their …

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Hingham ‘Cast Profile: Woody’s Goodies

August 3, 2021 by Claudia Chiappa Mornings for James Wood, or Woody as he’s affectionately known, are hectic. He owns Woody’s Goodies, a food truck he parks near the entrance to the Boston commuter ferry at the Hingham Shipyard. “I have probably between 200-250 customers a day,” says Woody, who remembers most of his customers’ …

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Pivoting in a Pandemic: Locales Tacos y Taqueria

Locales owner Brian McLaughlin July 20, 2021 by Ally Donnelly Opening a restaurant is incredibly challenging in the best of times. Now throw in a global pandemic. Brian McLaughlin, owner of Locales Tacos y Taqueria has hit many a roadblock in his path to launch the much-anticipated taco shop in Hingham’s Crowe Point. Emily Meservey …

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Help Wanted: Hingham Public Schools

July 13, ,2021 by Ally Donnelly The recent decision by Superintendent Paul Austin to step down is the latest hit in more than a year of pandemic pain points in our schools. The news comes on the heels of the resignations of two of six of our school principals. “It’s certainly a complex job for …

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Hingham ‘Cast Profile: Leslie Badger

June 22, 2021 by Claudia Chiappa All Photos courtesy Leslie Badger Leslie Badger’s parents wouldn’t let her get a dog. But it didn’t matter. As a girl growing up in Duxbury, Badger found a way to have a constant parade of animals in the house. “I took care of all my neighbor’s pets growing up,” …

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The Rebirth of Aldous Collins

https://www.hinghamanchor.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/HC-Aldous-BeFreeHappy-Anchor-1.mov   June 15, 2021 by Ally Donnelly “I want that window to hone in on who I really am. I think Covid was great for that kind of reflective, cool time.” ~ Aldous Collins It’s hard to pin Aldous Collins down. The frontman for the Aldous Collins Band is always running–always with something cooking. …

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South Shore Bar Pizza

  Courtesy of Kerry Byrne June 8, 2021 by Ally Donnelly “Until you’ve actually tasted it and had it, I just don’t think you fully understand.” –Mark Gould This week, we dive into the hot-from-the-oven world of South Shore bar pizza. There are fierce rivalries, ferocious loyalties and opinions on everything from burnt edges to …

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Done Hiding: Life as a Transgender Man

  Photo by Irish Eyes Photography, Kerry Railey June 1, 2021 by Ally Donnelly Finn Congdon spent too much of his childhood in pain. Like any kid, he was trying to figure out who he was. But he had a bigger challenge than his Hingham peers. He was born into a body that didn’t fit. …

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