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

  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. But …

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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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High-End House Flipping

May 25, 2021 by Ally Donnelly With a toothy grin and disarming charm, PJ Antonik takes up all the space in a room. He is the founder and frontman of Oak Development & Design, a home renovation firm based in Hingham. He has his own TV show, podcast and clients snapping up his Instagram-marketed homes. …

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Maddie’s Promise: Real Progress

Photo courtesy of Maddie’s Promise May 20, 2021 by Ally Donnelly Maddie McCoy lost her battle to a rare childhood cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma in 2019. She was just 11-years-old. While she was still alive, her family and friends launched Maddie’s Promise. It was a sweet push to help Maddie raise money for other kids in …

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Select Board: Hingham’s Most Powerful Positions

May 18, 2021 by Ally Donnelly Local elections matter and this one is big. With the retirement of chair Mary Power, there is one open seat on Hingham’s Select Board. Three candidates are vying for what is a demanding, often thankless job. I was so curious to know why Joe Kelly, Liz Klein and Michelle …

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Back on Stage: A Return to Live Theater

Scene from “Fun Home”; Courtesy, The Company Theater May 10, 2021, Submitted by Ally Donnelly With restrictions eased, theaters from Broadway to Boston to community theaters here on the South Shore are pledging to get productions back on stage by the fall. But exactly what that looks like for audiences and actors is still being …

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