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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The Vaccine Line: What about Us?

A Hingham vaccine distribution center set-up at South Shore Baptist Church  February 9, 2021 by Ally Donnelly (courtesy photos) Maureen Fox has been a mainstay in the lives of local families for decades. Fox, or “Miss Mo” as she’s affectionately called by children tall and small, is the director of Sandcastles Childcare Center, in Hingham. …

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Well-known Hingham broadcast journalist starting hyper-local podcast

January 19, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer Award-winning Hingham broadcast journalist Ally Donnelly is starting a hyper-local podcast, The Hingham ‘Cast, featuring the people who live and work in town and the issues affecting them. “The pandemic pushed us apart physically and so have a lot of connected issues like mask-wearing, government restrictions, the election,” …

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Carrying on Holiday Tradition: Baking Bread with Dan Fickes

How a son honored his mother, a lost brother and kept a family tradition alive December 24, 2020 by Ally Donnelly, award-winning journalist and Hingham Anchor Contributor With a fistful of yeasty dough, Dan Fickes is nervous. “I’m 57 years old. I’ve never made bread in my life.” The Hingham man is not just making …

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