Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Police are looking for the man who got away with thousands of dollars in Tuesday's robbery.
Police say a middle-aged man robbed Hingham Institution for Savings at gunpoint Tuesday just before 5 p.m. The man approached a teller, partially displayed the barrel of a black handgun inside a black duffle bag and told her she had 30 seconds to open the safe and give him the money, according to police reports. He told her not to push the alarm button and not to include any bait money. The teller retreived the cash, totalling $9,300, at which point the robber told her to put it on the counter. He then fled the bank, walking down Charles Street toward Beacon Street. The suspect is described as a white male around 50 years old, 5-foot-10 and about 180 lbs. He was wearing a white baseball cap, dark sunglasses and a gray T-shirt.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
After a short delay, the bank opened its doors Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The following is adapted from a press release from Hingham Institute for Savings: Hingham Savings has opened a new, full-service branch at 80 Charles St. The Bank’s 10th banking office will provide in-person banking to Beacon Hill and Back Bay residents six days a week. The branch will have a 24-hour ATM, three teller and customer service stations, and a night deposit box. It will be open Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m - 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Sharon L. Rice will be the branch manager, bringing more than 20 years of banking, relationship marketing and real estate experience to the position. Prior to joining HIFS, she worked with Center Development Corporation as …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
A grand opening party ushers in new Charles Street business.
Anticipating an opening any day now, officers from Hingham Institute for Savings invited customers, friends and Beacon Hill residents to a celebration Thursday that spanned from the new bank to Cafe Vanille. Although opening was originally scheduled for Sept. 28, the bank is still waiting for a final permit before it opens its doors at 80 Charles St, according to bank spokeswoman Peggy D. Warner. The bank opened its first Boston location in the South End five years ago and noticed that many of its customers were from Beacon Hill, Warner said. "All signs were pointing toward Beacon Hill," for a new location, she said. The Charles Street branch is the bank's tenth. "I think we are filling a need. I think people are looking for banking on a …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Charles Street festivities; first flu death; city fights Walmart; yard waste collection begins Oct. 17; and a high of 60.
1. It's been an eventful couple of days along Charles Street, with the Concierge Stroll Wednesday night, and the parties for Moxie and for Hingham Bank Thursday night. See Beacon Hill Patch today for coverage of all three fesitivities. 2. The city's health commission is reporting the first flu death this fall and officials are reminding people how to reduce the odds of contracting or spreading the virus: wash your hands often, cover your mouth when you cough (but not with your hand); sneeze into your sleeve; and get vaccinated. 3. The city is refusing to support Walmart's bids to open a store in Roxbury, the Globe reported. In a private meeting, city officials reportedly shunned a proposal by developers to build a Wal-Mart store, complete…