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Hingham welcomes affordable housing units

Hingham officials have found a way to build a controversy-free affordable-housing project: design it themselves.

Selectmen last Thursday signed off on an agreement with a developer to construct eight small, cottage-like homes on a three-acre lot at 80 Beal St., with two of the homes priced at $220,000 each. The units could be on sale as early as this fall.

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