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Ready Reference

Offers a free dictionary, thesaurus, grammar guide, and links to foreign language dictionaries

U.S. Postal Service Zip-Code Finder

Telephone Directories
For national and international phone directories

Provides maps and driving directions both national and international

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Business and Finance

Yahoo Finance
For stock reports, company profiles and up to date news about public companies

For up to the minute financial news, stock reports, mutual fund reports, analytical tools

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Consumer Information

Better Business Bureau

Massachusetts Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation
Purpose of this site is to inform and protect consumers. The site also includes a "Top 10 Consumer Links for Mass. Residents."

Federal Citizen Information Center
Accesses all consumer publications provided by the government

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Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
Good starting point for Massachusetts as well as federal law. Links to statutes, case law, forms, online librarian help, and more.

NOLO Self-Help Law Center
Commercial site whose mission is to provide information about everyday legal matters.

Martindale-Hubbell's Lawyer Locator
Online version of the M-H directory of lawyers and other legal personnel.

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State of Mass. Department of Education
Includes school and district profiles and information on the Mass. Teachers Examination.

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)-Mass. Dept. of Education

MCAS Rankings
Provides district and individual school rankings by grade and subject.

Common Application
Required by many colleges and universities for admission.

Financial Aid for College Students
Includes information about grants and loans, eligibility requirements, applying for financial aid, repayment, applying online, and other useful information.

SAT Exams
Includes information on registering for the exam, test and registration deadline dates, fees, and an online registration form.

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Hingham Historical Society

Hingham Genealogy
Contains parts of History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts Volumes I-III by George Lincoln.

Hingham Cemetery
Provides names of persons and their burial plot locations in ‘Old Ship'/Hingham Cemetery.

Massachusetts Archives
Includes information about records kept at MassArchives and at other institutions.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints FamilySearch
Comprehensive site containing information about starting family history, finding ancestors in their records collection, links to other genealogical websites, and the Family History Library Catalog.

Social Security Death Index
An index to basic information about people with social security numbers whose deaths have been reported to the Social Security Administration. About 98% of the people in the SSDI died after 1962, but some death dates go back as far as 1937.

Morton Grove Public Library's Webrary-Genealogy Resources on the Web
Includes links to useful genealogical websites, links to other libraries with genealogical collections, and information about how to go about doing genealogical research.

Ellis Island Records

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Town of Hingham


State Senator Robert Hedlund

State Representative Garrett Bradley (Hingham Precincts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6)

State Representative James M. Murphy (Hingham Precinct 2)

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Homepage

Massachusetts Tax Forms

Massachusetts General Laws

Massachusetts Code of Regulations


Executive Office of the President

US Senator Elizabeth Warren

US Senator Edward Markey

Congressman Stephen Lynch

Federal Tax Forms

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Health & Medicine

Medline Plus
The best starting place for dependable, up-to-date consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library. Links to doctors, hospitals, disease and drug information, clinical trials, and more.

Massachusetts Physician Profiles
Mass. Board of Registration in Medicine lists doctors' education, training, board certification, specialties, malpractice claims, and disciplinary actions.

Health Insurance Marketplace
The government's new Health Insurance Marketplace is now open. Visit for information and applications.

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Jobs & Careers

Boston Globe Job Listings

Massachusetts Division of Career Services & Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance

Provides national and international job listings

Additional Job Search Websites:

DCS-Massachusetts Job Quest

Top USA: Job and Career Search

Cape Cod Works

Craig's List


Bank Jobs

Job Hunt (Jobs by State)

The Riley Guide

Medzilla: Biotech and Health Jobs

Hire Culture

Cape Cod Employer

Hire Minds

Jobs in MA


Academic 360: Faculty & Administration

4Jobs: Career Research Center

Dice: Tech Jobs

Career Thoughts: Career Advice for Students & Teens

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Boston Globe

Boston Herald

New York Times

Washington Post

Patriot Ledger

Hingham Journal

Newspapers Online
Directory of newspapers available online, organized geographically.

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
For bus, boat, commuter rail, and subway schedules, fares, Greenbush project information, and other information.

Logan Airport
For flight schedules, flight tracking, parking information, ground transportation to and from the airport, traffic information, links to airline websites and other information.

T.F. Green Airport, Providence
For flight schedules, parking information, Providence area traffic reports, ground transportation information, etc.

Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co.
Includes bus schedules for Logan Airport, for buses between Boston, South Shore and Cape Cod, and other schedules and information.

Includes train schedules, fares, and online reservation service.

Greenbush Project
Website sponsored by CBB Greenbush ( Jay Cashman, Inc. and BalfourBeatty Const., Inc.) and MBTA. Gives a description of the project, status reports by town (including photos), a map of the line, and other useful information.

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Local Utilities

Aquarion Water Company

Comcast-Cable Company

Hingham Light Company

National Grid


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Books & Publishing

The largest and most popular online bookstore. A great source for information on books currently in print, as well as used and rare books through their open marketplace and their partnership with Bibliofind.com.  Reliable information, easy to search.

Advanced Book Exchange
One of the best online resources for out-of-print, rare and antiquarian books. This website consists of the holdings of some 13,000 booksellers from around the world, providing you the opportunity to compare prices, condition, and other factors to help determine which volume is the one for you.

Reading Group Guides
This site currently offers reading guides to over 1600 books. The guides typically include a brief synopsis of the book accompanied by numerous questions for discussion. This site also offers helpful advice for anyone involved in, or hoping to start, a reading group.

Bibliobot is a very easy-to-use and instantaneous book appraisal service. With a few pieces of basic information – author, title, year, etc. – Bibliobot provides an estimate range from high to low, based on factors of condition and rarity.

The most comprehensive online resource for information about the book industry, providing access to publisher’s homepages and book production statistics.

A well-organized portal to the world of books and publishing.

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