Self Harm: When Kids Cut

Danielle Charpentier has been covering her arm with tattoos. She says she doesn’t want her scars to be the first thing people see, but they tell her story too. April 13, 2021 by The Hingham Cast (Warning: This episode of The Hingham ‘Cast talks about difficult topics including suicide. It may be a trigger for …

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Where Hurt, Hunger and Hope Collide

Where Hurt, Hunger and Hope Collide March 30, 2021 by Ally Donnelly Feed the hungry. Help the hurting. They are simple, but massive missions. Interfaith Social Services in Quincy aims to do both. Founded in the 1940s after jobs building ships for the war dried up at the Quincy and Hingham Shipyards, Interfaith is home …

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Surviving Screens & Getting Your Kid Back

March 23, 2021 by Ally Donnelly, The Hingham Cast Remember last spring when experts told us not to worry about how much screen time our kids were getting? “Don’t worry,” they said. “Give yourself a break,” they said. “Do what you have to do to survive,” they said. Well, thanks a lot. The inmates are …

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Back to School (K-5) Take 2!

March 16, 2021 by Ally Donnelly, The Hingham Cast (photos courtesy of Hingham Public Schools) I bought a back to school outfit. I lovingly (not begrudgingly) packed a labor-intensive lunch. I wrote a special note and tucked it into a lunchbox that had been cleaned for the first time in Lord knows when. It was …

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Fight Club: What it Takes to Book a Vaccine in Massachusetts

Stacey Deeds searches for a vaccine appointment. March 2, 2021 by Ally Donnelly People are crowdsourcing tips on Facebook. They’re setting alarms to wake up in the middle of the night and refresh their browser. They’ve set up multiple computers and phones to be ready to pounce when the time comes. So goes the hunt to …

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Laundry Love: Clean Clothes and Dignity in Tough Times

February 23, 2021 by Ally Donnelly (courtesy photos) The words were biting and true: “Maybe if I had clean clothes, people would treat me like a human being.” The man, who was homeless, helped found a national movement, helping people struggling financially to clean their clothes. The non profit is called Laundry Love and several …

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