North Street Fire Station closed temporarily


Photo courtesy of HFD/HPD

January 19, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer

North Street Fire Station is currently closed following a mold cleanup.

"The cleaning is complete, and crews are painting before we move the furniture back in," Fire Chief Steve Murphy said. "We expect to move back into the station later this week."

Hingham has two other fire stations -- Central Fire Station, 339 Main St., and South Fire Station at 847 Main St.

Last summer's Special Town Meeting approved the purchase of a $5.5 million parcel of land at 335 Lincoln St. for potential use as a combined Hingham Police and Fire Department public safety building by a narrow margin.

If the project moves forward, North Street Fire Station would close due to its deteriorating condition and space limitations. The current overcrowded police headquarters at Town Hall would move into the new building,  as would the current North Street fire safety operation. The senior center would expand into the space currently occupied by the police station.

If Town Meeting 2021 were to authorize design funds, a request for construction funds could be put forth at a Fall 2022 Special Town Meeting. Foster School funding under the Massachusetts School Building Authority program would also be on that agenda, Selectmen Chair Mary Power said recently.

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