Hingham: Police to urge Town Meeting voters to approve by-law

On Monday, Hingham police will be asking Town Meeting voters to get their community in line with others on the South Shore, in an effort to end a rash of house breaks in the region.

Residents will have the chance to approve a new by-law requiring jewelers and pawn shops to use a special electronic notification system to alert police the same day they buy second-hand valuables.

The proposed by-law would also double the current 15-day waiting period before jewelers and pawn shop owners can sell precious second-hand items or melt them down.

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Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.