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NOV 19 1964 
ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1961. 




Hon. John F. Collins, Mayor 
James W. Haley, Commissioner of Public Works 
John J. McCall, Engineering Division Engineer 
RuTHFORD J. Kelley, Highway Division Engineer 
John F. Flaherty, Sanitary Division Engineer 
Edward G. A. Powers, Sewer Division Engineer 
Daniel M. Sullivan, Water Division Engineer 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

1961 ANNUAL REPORT 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Page 

Letter of Transmittal 

Central Office 1 

Engineering Division 3 

Highway Division 6 

Sanitary Division 8 

Sewer Division 9 

Water Division 11 

Fiscal 13 

Appendices 

Statistical and Other Data Tables 

A. Central Office 1-5 

B. Engineering Division 6-18 

C. Highway Division 1 9-23 

D. Sanitary Division 24-25 

E. Sewer Division 26-29 

F. Water Division 30-34 

G. Fiscal 35-38 



[Document 18 — 1962. 




ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1961. 



Boston, January 2, 1962. 

Hon. John F. Collins, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Dear Mr. Mayor: 

In compliance with the provisions of Section 24 of 
Chapter 3 of the Revised Ordinances of 1947, I respect- 
fully submit herewith the annual report of the Public 
Works Department and the Public Improvement Com- 
mission for the year ending December 31, 1961. 

Public Works embraces the many services vital to 
the economic growth of Boston, and the convenience 
of the citizens, namely, highway, water, sewer and 
sanitation. 

Programs 

To efficiently carry on the functions of the various 
activities of the department, programs are channeled 
through the following agencies: 



6 City Document No. 18 

Central Office 

The Central Office is composed of three sections: an 
Administrative Branch in charge of the Department 
Executive Secretary, a Maintenance Branch in charge 
of the Director of Transportation, and a Permit Branch 
in charge of a Supervisor of Permits. 

The Administrative Branch function included the anal- 
ysis and processing of departmental correspondence, pur- 
chase-supply requisitions, service orders, contracts, pay- 
rolls, personnel requirements, bookkeeping and filing, 
and provided all services required by the Public Im- 
provement Commission. 

The Maintenance Branch provided for the repair 
and maintenance of the departmental automotive equip- 
ment; supervision of and maintenance of all depart- 
mental buildings and property ; operation of four garages ; 
operation of departmental blacksmith shop, a sweeper 
repair shop, and a building maintenance shop; and the 
twenty-four-hour operation of a two-way radio station 
and switchboard capable of handling any emergency. 
The Maintenance Branch provided for the care of 400 
units ranging from passenger cars to fifteen-ton dump 
trucks. A stock room inventory of approximately 
$50,000 worth of automotive parts is maintained. A 
monthly schedule of vehicle inspection and lubrication 
is maintained. A one-story garage containing 8,200 
square feet of floor space is used for general repair 
work, stock room, lubritorium, and dispensing of 
gasoline. A two-story garage with a floor area of 22,000 
square feet is used for live storage of vehicles and dis- 
pensing gasoline. In Dorchester, a one-story building 
with a floor area of 8,800 square feet is used for auto- 
motive repairs and garaging vehicles. In West Roxbury, 
a one-story garage, with a floor area of 8,400 square feet 
is used for repair work and vehicle storage. The Main- 
tenance Branch replaced a major portion of the auto- 
motive fleet by the purchase of new equipment amount- 
ing to $683,525 from the equipment loan; $83,323 from 
department budget funds; and $299,410 from snow 
removal funds. Fifty new two-way radios were ordered 
to be paid in part from civil defense funds, to make 90 



Public Works Department 7 

installations, which will coordinate all activities of the 
Public Works Department. A closed circuit teletype 
system now links the central office, radio base and ten 
district yards, so that any emergency may now be 
handled with the ultimate dispatch. Modern lighting 
fixtures have been installed in repair shops. Driver 
training programs are being maintained. 

The Permit Branch issued all permits under the 
jurisdiction of the department and collected the fees 
for such permits. These totaled $188,267.30. A total 
of 14,680 permits were issued. 

Engineering Division 

The Engineering Division furnished engineer and 
planning of all projects of the department. The divi- 
sion is organized in four sections: Administrative, Plan- 
ning and Programming, Survey, and Design. 

The Administrative Section processed and main- 
tained records of personnel, supplies, reproductions, 
correspondence, and engineering costs. The reproduc- 
tion unit of this section furnished 24,723 photostats; 
563 blueprints; 31,155 ozalids; 382 auto-positives; and 
96 stock cards. The photographic unit processed 3,406 
negatives, 1,750 4 inch by 5 inch prints and 1,656 
8 inch by 10 inch prints. 

The Planning Section provided planning, preparation, 
and programming of all engineering projects of the 
department, involving highway, bridge, sewer, sanita- 
tion, water and street lighting facilities. Work of this 
section also included coordination with other agencies, 
as Redevelopment Authority, Housing Authority, De- 
partment of Public Works of the Commonwealth, and 
the Public Improvement Commission. Eight Chapter 90 
streets, with a total length of 29,196 linear feet were ad- 
vertised at an estimated cost of $793,087. Engineering 
preparation was made on five other Chapter 90 streets, 
14,673 linear feet in length, at an estimated cost of 
$436,500. 

The Survey Section made surveys and plans in con- 
nection with (a) laying-out, widening, design, and con- 
struction of highways, (b) takings by eminent domain, 



8 City Document No. 18 

(c) discontinuance of public highways, (d) sidewalk 
assessments, and (e) specific repairs. Lines and grades 
for construction of public works were made ; staking out 
and setting bounds; surveys and plans were made for 
major developments, as were surveys and plans of city- 
owned land. Twenty-four surveys and plans were made 
for the laying out of 2.54 miles of public highways. 
Seventy land court plans were checked, 30 surveys were 
made and reports filed on flooding conditions of high- 
ways. Sewer profiles were made for 0.8 miles of sewers. 
One hundred and twenty-three surveys and plans were 
made for twenty miles of highway reconstruction. 
Seven surveys and plans were made for widening and 
relocation of 1.5 miles of public highways. One survey 
and plan was made for discontinuance of 0.04 miles of 
highway. Twenty surveys and plans were made for 
sewer easements totaling 2 miles. Three sewer assess- 
ment plans were made. Twenty-nine profiles for high- 
way construction were made involving 3.6 miles. Nine 
sidewalk assessment plans were made involving 0.75 
miles. Six surveys and plans were made for minimum 
requirement pavements involving 0.53 miles. Surveys 
and plans were made for 12.2 miles of specific repairs and 
widenings. Thirty streets, a total of 4.00 miles were 
staked out. Three thousand feet of boundary lines be- 
tween Boston and contiguous towns were staked. A 
topographical survey and plan was made for the Hos- 
pital Department ; three were made for the Fire Depart- 
ment; one for the Park Department; one for the Law 
Department; one for the Real Property Department; 
one for the Library Department; and one for the Build- 
ing Department. 

The Design Section functioned in the preparation of 
all plans, estimates, specifications, and contract forms 
relating to the design and construction of highway, 
sewer, and water facilities ; preparation of designs, plans, 
specifications required for proposed structures and 
appurtenances as required by the operating divisions; 
design of grades for highway and sewerage works ; check- 
ing all plot plans submitted to the Building Department 
for approval as to correct grades for sewer and water 



Public Works Department 9 

facilities; checking proposed construction over sewer 
easements; making tracings of all plans prepared by the 
Survey Section; preparation of maps, plans, and charts 
required by the department; and making estimates and 
preliminary plans for the Public Improvement Com- 
mission. 

During the year, this section completed plans, esti- 
mates, and specifications for highway construction 
estimated at a cost of $92,808; for highway reconstruc- 
tion estimated to cost $1,532,551; sewerage works esti- 
mated to cost $267,939; water works estimated to cost 
$246,261; bridge repairs $7,730. This section completed 
designs, estimates, construction plans, and specifica- 
tions for 38 public works contracts. Studies were 
made of four drainage areas for future sewerage and 
surface drainage works. 

The new Engineering Division is now operating as an 
efficient unit. The shortage of qualified engineers is 
being felt, however, and will be a handicap until wage 
schedules in public employment approach similar rates 
in private industry. 

HiGirwAY Division 

The Highway Division is comprised of three sec- 
tions; Construction, Maintenance, and Street Lighting, 
and supervises or performs all the services incidental to 
the construction of streets and sidewalks, highway 
maintenance, snow removal, street cleaning, and catch 
basin cleaning; the operation and maintenance of 
bridges and foot passageway; and the installation and 
maintenance of street lights. 

The Construction Section supervised the construction 
or reconstruction of 62 streets at a contract price of 
$988,208.95 and $358,264.70 was expended for con- 
struction and reconstruction of two bridges. Chap- 
ter 90 projects completed during the year were West 
Broadway from Dorchester avenue to Dorchester street; 
Commonwealth avenue from Warren street to Chest- 
nut Hill avenue; Beacon street from Kenmore square 
to Brookline line; Centre street from Grove street to 
Dedham line; Fairmount avenue from River street to 



10 City Document No. 18 

Truman highway; River street from Wood avenue to 
Fairmount avenue; West street from River street 
to Hyde Park avenue, at a contract price of $796,930.73. 

The Maintenance Section performed sidewalk and 
roadway repairs on and cleaned and flushed 758 miles 
of streets; cleaned 2,580 catch basins; maintained and 
operated 7 drawbridges and 83 other bridges. By 
authority of Chapter 490 of the Acts of 1960, the 
so-called Charlestown High Bridge was authorized to 
operate as a fixed span and the draw was welded shut. 
In April of this year, the responsibility of installing and 
maintaining street signs was transferred to the Traffic 
Department. 

The Street Lighting Section has custody of all street 
lights in the city. The section used 175 orders for the 
installation of modern lighting fixtures in conjunction 
with our program of installing modern units on roadways 
to be reconstructed. These orders covered the installa- 
tion of 1,325 modern units to replace obsolete types on 
both major and residential streets. Thus, 18.6 miles of 
residential streets and 12.6 miles of major highways 
were equipped with modern lighting fixtures. 

The Highway Division supervised the work of 
snow plowing and removal at a total expenditure of 
$1,749,694.80. A new approach was made to the prob- 
lem of getting enough hired equipment to meet the 
requirements during major storms. Each year it has 
become increasingly difficult to obtain the required 
equipment directly from the individual owners. It was 
equally difficult to control the time that the equipment 
so hired, reported to the site of the work. This ar- 
rangement created the weakest link in the plowing 
operation. 

This year, contracts were awarded for removing 
snow and furnishing labor and equipment to supple- 
ment city forces. One contract was awarded for each 
district. The contractors in all districts were required 
to furnish equipment for plowing or removing snow. 
Performance and payment bonds were included in these 
contracts. All hired equipment was identified by a 



Public Works Department 11 

large sticker placed on each piece of equipment. The 
results were highly successful, and critical time was 
saved at the height of the emergency. 

A telephone answering service was installed in all 
district yard telephones. This service enabled the 
district supervisors to concentrate on their work while 
their telephone calls were being handled intelligently 
at the main headquarters. 

Six hundred litter baskets were purchased, two hun- 
dred being of the pole mounted type. 

Sanitary Division 

The Sanitary Division is composed of two sections — 
Collection and Disposal, and provides for the collection 
and removal of all solid waste, either by contract 
operation or by division labor force, and provided for 
the disposal of all collected waste by incineration or 
open land dumps. 

The Sanitary Division supervised the work of the 
contractors removing garbage and refuse from all areas 
of the city amounting to over 250,000 tons at a collec- 
tion cost of $2,158,451. New contracts starting on 
April 1, reduced the number of collection districts from 
17 to 13, eliminated the rolling out of barrels by the 
contractor and also eliminated the collection of gar- 
bage to subcontractors by hog farmers. Disposal sites 
were provided and operated or supervised by division 
personnel. At the South Bay Incinerator 137,764 tons 
of refuse were burned. On April 1, the Dorchester 
South District 7 was added. With this additional area 
the incinerator now serves approximately 464,000 people. 
The Gardner Street Dump was operated by division 
personnel for the disposal of refuse, and on April 1, 
a garbage transfer station was placed in operation at 
this site. The hog farmers receiving this garbage paid 
at the rate of $2,500 per year. This division also oper- 
ated a garbage station at Victory road, Dorchester, at 
which site the hog farmers paid the city $1,500 per 
year for the garbage. Refuse from East Boston was 
disposed of at a privately owned dump at Saugus. 



12 City Document No. 18 

For the first time, the city provided trucks to be 
used by a refuse collection contractor in his work and 
this was done in West Roxbury District. 

The division stepped up its antilitter by issuance of 
violation notices by the waste collection inspectors to 
owners or householders putting out refuse for collection 
in an improper manner or for other violation of the 
sanitation laws. The division continued to clean the 
alleys in the South End and Roxbury and the alley 
heads daily. The division continued servicing the 
Dempster Dumpster boxes in various locations in the 
South End and placed many of these boxes in various 
sections of the city over weekends for the use of civic 
organizations in their clean-up campaigns. 

The market cleaning group will continue operating 
five nights a week in the market district, and a cam- 
paign was started to reduce the amount of refuse dis- 
carded into the streets by the pushcart peddlers and 
storekeepers in this area. Marked success was attained 
in cleaning up Salem street. 

The incinerator was operated by departmental per- 
sonnel which were able to change from 5j days' opera- 
tion to 7 days' operation, 24 hours per day. On May 20, 
the incinerator commenced transmitting steam to the 
Boston City Hospital for generating direct current 
electric power for heating, laundry, and cooking. The 
division also operated at the Calf Pasture for the disposal 
of residue from the South Bay and for the disposal of 
noncombustible or bulky material that could not be 
burned at the incinerator. During the months of 
January, February, and March the division was respon- 
sible for the removal of snow from the retail trade dis- 
trict and the North End. 

The land dump at Hallet street, Dorchester, was 
discontinued in March, 1961. 

Sewer Division 

The Sewer Division is organized in two sections — 
Construction and Maintenance, and provided for the 
construction, replacement, maintenance, and repair of 



Public Works Department 13 

sanitary sewers, catch basins, surface drains, and ap- 
purtenances, and for the operation of pumping stations 
and disposal plant. 

The Construction Section supervised the construc- 
tion of various sewerage and drainage projects, totaling 
3.6 miles of sewers and surface drains at a cost of 
$263,601. 

The Maintenance Section is responsible for the opera- 
tion of the sewerage system comprising 1,337.75 miles of 
common sewers and 30.93 miles of intercepting sewer; 
pumping stations at Calf Pasture, Union Park street. 
Symphony Station, Summer street and Sullivan square; 
and a disposal works at Moon Island. The Calf Pasture 
Pumping Station total pumpage for the year amounted 
to 34,862 million gallons, with an average daily output 
of 96.8 million gallons, at a cost of $6.71 per million 
gallons. 

The City Council passed an ordinance enabling the 
city to collect sewer use charges on every estate in the 
city discharging into the sewers thereof. The use 
charge based on the water consumption was set at one 
dollar per thousand cubic feet, with a minimum charge 
of twelve dollars. This assessment on all property 
holders including those with tax exempt properties will 
result in lessening the general real estate tax, as the 
burden of supporting the sewer system will fall fairly on 
all property owners. 

During the year, a recent policy regarding separation 
of storm water and sewage was crystallized. A sub- 
stantial part of the older sections of the city heretofore 
had to be served by combined sewers, and until recent 
developments occurred, separation of sewage was not 
considered practical because of the costly burden that 
would be placed upon property owners who would be 
forced to make costly plumbing changes in their build- 
ings in order to separate sewage from storm water. 
However, with the abandonment of entire districts and 
the demolition of all buildings therein to make way for 
large redevelopment projects (for example, the West 
End Development) separate storm sewers were planned 
and constructed even if no outlet would be available 
until a later date. The results of this policy will be of 



14 City Document No. 18 

prime economic importance to the taxpayers of Boston 
at a future date, for at that time when the Metropolitan 
District Sewer intercepts the Boston Main Drainage, 
Boston's share in the capital costs of the Metropolitan 
District Commission sewerage system will be based upon 
quantity of sewage treated by the Metropolitan District 
Commission. It follows that separation, by reducing 
the quantity delivered to the treatment plant will 
reduce the assessment upon Boston. 

A major break in the 10-foot 6-inch interceptor of the 
Boston Main Drainage System occurred September 9, 
1961, in Mt. Vernon street, Dorchester, near the South- 
east Expressway. Because of the hydrostatic difficulties 
encountered it became necessary to recondition all 
existing pumps at the outlet, namely, the Calf Pasture 
Pumping Station. Engineers were engaged in planning 
the rebuilding of the damaged section. A contract was 
awarded for this work on February 19, 1962, in the 
amount of $120,290, which was $20,000 less than the 
consultants' estimate. 

The construction of a twin, 30-inch diameter rein- 
forced concrete siphon across the site for the new 
Prudential Center was completed. 

Water Division 

The Water Division is composed of three sections: 
Construction, Maintenance, and Revenue, and provides 
for the construction, replacement, maintenance, and 
repair of water mains, supply lines, meters, hydrants, 
and various appurtenances, meter reading; and assessing 
charges to consumers. 

The Construction Section furnished the engineering 
and inspection force supervising the laying and relaying 
of 4.0 miles of water pipe at a cost of $246,271. 

The Maintenance Section is responsible for the opera- 
tion and maintenance of the water distribution system 
comprising 1,039.5 miles of pipe, which includes 18.64 
miles of high pressure fire service mains. The distribut- 
ing system is made up of pipes ranging in size from 2 
inches to 48 inches in diameter; gates, valves, hydrants, 
and other appurtenances. This section provides for the 



Public Works Department 15 

repair of main pipes, service pipes, hydrants, and gates, 
and furnishes 24-hour emergency service. The main- 
tenance force is augmented by contractors' personnel for 
excavating and backfilling trenches. 

This section also operates a maintenance shop which 
comprises a machine shop, plumbing shop, and meter 
shop. This unit handles drilling services and machinery 
and assembly of all new corporation and tapping gates 
up to six inches. The repair shop also machines and 
repairs defective hydrants and gates. New meters are 
installed and old meters replaced, tested, or repaired. 

During the year, the department instituted a policy 
of the installation of water meters in all public buildings 
as a conservation measure. The first year of a four-year 
survey of the city's water distribution system brought 
to light conditions which were quickly rectified and 
which will result in savings to the consumer, in future 
years. To date, 150 miles of mains have been surveyed. 
In the course of their investigation, the surveying firm 
found underground leaks through which the city was 
losing an estimated 2,442,000 gallons of water a day. In 
addition, the investigators discovered that defective 
meters were delivering approximately 1,153,000 gallons 
without charge to the user. By repairing these leaks 
and replacing the faulty meters there will be a saving of 
$136,700 annually. 

In the previous year, water service expenditures 
exceeded revenue by approximately $500,000. To 
prevent a serious deficit in the water accounts it became 
imperative to postpone practically all planned improve- 
ments in our water system including relaying and 
relining water mains, purchase and replacement of 
meters, and plant improvements. It was apparent to all 
familiar with Ivletropolitan water rates that that 
agency had operated with an annual deficit since 1946 
usually well over 4 million dollars. The only solution 
to this situation was a substantial increase in Metro- 
politan water rates to Boston, and other 29 cities and 
towns in the Metropolitan Water District. On January 
26, 1961, the engineering firm of Camp, Dresser & 
McKee were engaged to make a study of the matter. 
Their report of March 9, 1961, estimated that the total 



16 City Document No. 18 

annual water costs for the next ten years, average in 
excess of ten million dollars, whereas, estimated revenue 
based on existing rates and charges would be less than 
6,5 million dollars. 

The Commissioner of Public Works with the approval 
of his Honor the Mayor, on June 27, 1961, acting under 
the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 27 of the Revised 
Ordinances of 1947, increased the rates and charges to be 
effective on all bills rendered after July 1, 1961. The 
new rates represent an over-all increase of approximately 
50 percent above the existing rate. The previous 
increase in water rates was in 1953. 

Fiscal 

Total expenditures in 1961 for public works amounted 
to $20,444,892.16 of which $3,398,062.52 represents 
water assessments and $1,341,282.79 represents sewer 
assessments paid to the Metropolitan District Com- 
mission. The water assessments were $11,601.24 higher 
than 1960 and the sewer assessments were $22,957.54 
lower than the 1960 levy. 

The departmental reorganization of 1960 is now bear- 
ing fruit. Success of Public Works is dependent on mod- 
ern equipment operated by well-trained cooperative em- 
ployees in all classifications. This goal is rapidly 
approaching attainment and we should be able to cope 
with all emergencies as they develop. 

On a somber note, the break in the main sewer line, a 
structure constructed in 1879; and water main break in 
1960, a water main constructed in 1956, clearly indi- 
cates that both of these vital services will have to be 
studied, examined, and be reconstructed within a 
decade. This study will be inaugurated early next year. 

Public Works is but one facet of the over-all workings 
of the municipality. It is, however, a vital factor and 
we are now in a position to proceed to contribute our 
share to a new and more vibrant Boston. 

Appended hereto is the report and statistical data of 
the Public Improvement Commission. 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION 

Boston, January 2, 1962. 

Hon. John F. Collins, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Through the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Dear Mr. Mayor: 

In accordance with the provisions of Section 24, 
Chapter 3 of the Revised City Ordinances of 1947, 
the following report of the Public Improvement Com- 
mission for the year ending December 31, 1961, is 
respectfully submitted. 

The Public Improvement Commission was estab- 
lished May 1, 1954, by the provisions of Section 57, 
Chapter 2 of the 1954 Ordinances. This Commission, 
consisting of the Commissioner of Public Works, the 
Commissioner of Real Property, and the Chairman of 
the Boston Traffic Commission, was assigned all of the 
powers and duties of the former Board of Street Com- 
missioners, except : 

(a) Those relating to the * storage and sale of in- 
flammables, filling stations, and parking lots 
which were transferred to the Committee on 
Licenses in the Public Safety Commission; 
(6) Those relating to the planting and removal of 
trees in public ways, the use of public ways for 
any temporary obstruction in, under or over 
the same, the use of public ways for the storage 
and sale of merchandise, and the designating 
of coasting streets, which were transferred to the 
Commissioner of Public Works; 
(c) Those relating to the abatement of taxes which 
were transferred to the Real Property Depart- 
ment. 
Functions of the Board of Street Commissioners 
transferred to this Commission include the authority 
to lay out, widen, relocate, alter, discontinue, or re- 
name public highways, and to order the making of 



18 City Document No. 18 

specific repairs therein; to order the construction of 
sanitary sewers and storm drains; to take land by 
eminent domain for municipal purposes (except housing 
and off-street parking) ; to permit the opening of private 
ways for public travel; to levy assessments for street, 
sidewalk, and sewer betterments; and to issue permits 
for the location of wire-carrying poles, conduits, pipes, 
tracks and similar uses of the public ways. 

Street Program 

During the period covered by this report, 110 highway 
improvements were ordered by the Public Improvement 
Commission, including the laying out of 11 new high- 
ways, the construction of 10 new sidewalks, the widening 
and relocation of 65 public ways, the making of specific 
repairs in 20 existing streets, the discontinuance of 3 
streets, and revision of grade of 1 street. 

Layouts With Construction 

The following streets were ordered laid out and 
constructed as Public Ways during the year 1961: 

Buckingham street, Hyde Park, from Neponset Valley 
parkway to Readville street. Length, 432 feet; estimated 
cost $10,627; estimated benefit, $6,641.90. 

Cambridge street, Charlestovvn , between Perkins street 
and Clinton place. Length, 306 feet; estimated cost, none; 
estimated benefit, none. 

Jo-Anne terrace, Dorchester, from Adams street approxi- 
mately 300 feet westerly. Length, 300 feet; estimated cost, 
$6,843; estimated benefit, $3,421.49. 

Kiernan road. West Roxbury, from Veterans of P'oreign 
Wars parkway approximately 540 feet northwesterly. Length 
540 feet; estimated cost, $11,783; estimated benefit, $5,891.48. 

Lodgehill road, Hyde Park, extended from Goff street to 
Beach street. Length, 537 feet; estimated cost, $14,184; 
estimated benefit, $12,441.67. 

Manor street, Dorchester, from Rosselerin road to Westglow 
street. Length, 886 feet; estimated cost, $24,087; estimated 
benefit, $12,441.67. 

Matignon road, Dorchester, from Train street to Manor 
street. Length, 170 feet; estimated cost, $4,603; estimated 
benefit, $6,528.51. 



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Merola park, Dorchester, from Cookson terrace to Grossman 
street. Length, 359 feet; estimated cost, $13,057; estimated 
benefit, $6,528.51. 

Rowley street, Dorchester (formerly Rowe street), from 
Houghton street to Morrill street. Length, 192 feet; estimated 
cost, $5,477; estimated benefit, $2,738.49. 

Rugdale road, Dorchester (formerly Ruggles place), from 
Washington street to Valley road. Length, 815 feet; estimated 
cost, $25,000; estimated benefit, $12,094.50. 

Stanbro street, Hyde Park, extended from Meadow view 
road. Length, 254 feet; estimated cost, $8,293; estimated 
benefit, $3,866.88. 

WiDENINGS AND RELOCATIONS 

Allston street, Brighton, at the northeasterly, northwesterly, 
southeasterly and southwesterly corners of Kelton street. 

Amory street, West Roxbury, at the northeasterly corner of 
School street; the southeasterly corner of Boylston street and 
the northwesterly side from Marbury terrace to Boylston 
street. 

Arbutus street, Dorchester, at the southwest of Lucerne 
street. 

Ashland street, Dorchester, at the southwesterly corner of 
Park street. 

Babcock street, Brighton, at the southerly corners of Ashford 
street and Gardner street. 

Babson street, Dorchester, from Norfolk street to Blue Hill 
avenue. 

Balsam street, Dorchester, at the northwest corner of 
Lucerne street. 

Bardwell street. West Roxbury, northeasterly corner of 
Ballard street and the southeasterly corner of South street. 

Beach street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corner of Park street. 

Bellamy street, Brighton, at the northerly and southerly 
corners of Burton street. 

Bellflower street, Dorchester, at the southwesterly corner of 
Dorchester avenue. 

Blossom street, Boston Proper, over Allen street from 
Cambridge street to Charles street. 

Boylston street. West Roxbury, at the southwesterly corner 
of Amory street. 

Brainerd road, Brighton, at the northwesterly and south- 
easterly corners of Kelton street. 

Burton street, Brighton, at northwesterly and southeasterly 
corners of Washington street. 



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Capen street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly and north- 
easterly corners of Fairmount street; the northeasterly and 
northwesterly corners of Fuller street. 

Charlemont street, Dorchester, at the southwesterly corner 
of Delmont street and the northeasterly and northwesterly 
corners of Minot street. 

Chelmsford street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly and 
southwesterly corners of Charlemont street. 

Chiswick terrace, Brighton, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Chiswick road. 

Clayton street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly corner of 
Park street. 

Codman Hill avenue, Dorchester, the northeasterly and 
southeasterly corners of Milton avenue. 

Corey road, Brighton, at the northeasterly corners of Bell vista 
road and Washington street; the northwesterly corners of 
Bell vista road, Kelton street and Summit avenue; the south- 
easterly corners of Bellvista road and Kelton street ; the south- 
westerly corners of Bellvista road and Summit avenue, and the 
southerly side from Washington street, approximately 322 
feet northerly. 

Dorset street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly corner of 
Dorchester avenue. 

Delmont street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Adams street. 

Doone avenue, Dorchester, at the southeasterly corner of 
Lorna road. 

Ely road, Dorchester, at the northwesterly and southAvesterly 
corners of Kenmore road. 

Fairmount street, Dorchester, the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Milton avenue. 

Fawndale road, West Roxbury, at the northeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Washington street. 

Florence street. West Roxbury, at the northeasterly corners 
of Bexley road and Murray Hill road; the southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Hawthorne street, and the southerly 
side at a point approximately 100 feet west of Cummins 
highway. 

Franconia street, Dorchester, at the southwesterly and 
northwesterly corners of Charlemont street. 

Harvard street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly corner of 
Fabyan street. 

Harvard street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly corner of 
Dorchester avenue. 

Hunnewell avenue, Brighton, at the southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Burton street. 



Public Works Department 21 

Jones avenue, Dorchester, at the southeasterly and north- 
easterly corners of Mascot street. 

Kemp street, South Boston, at the northeasterly corner of 
Dorchester avenue. 

Kenmore road, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corner of Minot street. 

Knoll street. West Roxbury, at the northwesterly and 
southeasterly corners of Selwyn street. 

Locust street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly corner of 
Dorchester avenue. 

Lorna road, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corner of Lena terrace. 

Lucerne street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly corner of 
Callender street, and the southwesterly corners of Floyd 
street and Stratton street. 

Mapes street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Park street. 

Mascot street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Ballou avenue, and the northeasterly and 
southeasterly corners of Mountain avenue. 

Meridian street. East Boston, at the easterly side approxi- 
mately 100 feet south of Porter street. 

Paxton street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corners of Harvard street. 

Rhoades street, Dorchester, at northeasterly corner of Morton 
street. 

River street, Hyde Park, at the northeasterly corners of 
Reddy avenue, Rosa street, Arlington street, Metropolitan 
avenue, and Webster street; the northwesterly corners of 
Reddy avenue, Rosa street, Arlington street. Metropolitan 
avenue, Webster street. West street and Lexington avenue; 
the southeasterly corners of Arlington street and Walter street ; 
the southwesterly corners of Arlington street, Metropolitan 
avenue, West street and Walter street. 

Rockville park, Roxbury, at the northeasterly corner of 
Warren street. 

Rowe street. West Roxbury, at the northeasterly corners of 
Fowler street and Shanahan place and the southeasterly corners 
of Fowler street and Shanahan place. 

Rundel park, Dorchester, at the southerly side from a point 
approximately 130 feet south of Ashmont street, approximately 
135 feet southerly. 

Scottfield road, Brighton, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Kelton street. 

St. Alphonsus street, Roxbury, at the northeasterly corners 
of Smith street and Horadan way. 



22 City Document No. 18 

Staniford street, Boston Proper, from Cambridge street to 
Lowell street. 

Sturtevant street, Dorchester, at the southwesterly corner of 
Park street. 

Sycamore street, West Roxbury, the southwesterly corners 
of Brookdale street, Prospect avenue and Ridge street, and 
the southeasterly corners of Florence street. Prospect avenue 
and Ridge street. 

Theodore street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly corner of 
Morton street and the southwesterly corner of Middleton 
street. 

Tiverton street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Lorna road. 

Vinal street, Brighton, at the northeasterly corner of Allston 
street and the northerly corner of Woodstock avenue. 

Washington street, Brighton, at the southeasterly corner of 
Shepard street. 

Wilmington avenue, Dorchester, at the northeasterly, south- 
easterly, southwesterly and northwesterly corners of Milton 
avenue, and the southeasterly and northeasterly corners of 
Nevada street. 

Winston road, Dorchester, at the northwesterly and south- 
westerly corners of Willow wood street. 

West street, Hyde Park, at the northeasterly cornei' of 
Central avenue. Elm street and Hyde Park avenue; the south- 
easterly corners of Central avenue and Hyde Park avenue; the 
southwesterly corner of Central avenue and the northwesterly 
corner of Elm street. 

West bourne terrace, Brighton, at the northeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Corey road. 

Westmount avenue, West Roxbury, at the northwesterly 
corner of La Grange street, and the northwesterly and south- 
easterly corners of Mt. Vernon street. 

Woodstock avenue, Brighton, at the northeasterly corner of 
Bellvista road; the northwesterly corners of Bellvista road and 
Summit avenue and the southeasterly corners of Bellvista 
road and Summit avenue. 

Wycliff avenue, West Roxbury, at the southerly corner of 
Baker street. 

Specific Repairs 

American Legion Highway, West Roxbury District, from 
Canterbury street to Mt. Hope street, consisting of the reduc- 
tion in the width of the southeasterly sidewalk and alterations 
in the existing divisional island. 



Public Works Department 23 

Amory street, West Roxbury District, from Boylston street 
to Green street consisting of the reduction in width of the 
existing sidewalks. 

Annapohs street, Dorchester District, on the northeasterly 
side, consisting of increasing the width of the existing roadway 
and the installation of an artificial stone sidewalk. 

Auckland street, Dorchester District, consisting of increas- 
ing the curb radii at the northeast corner of Doris street and 
the northeast corner of Elton street. 

Central square. East Boston District, consisting of the in- 
stallation of traffic divisional islands between Saratoga street 
and Liverpool street : increasing the curb radius at the southerly 
corner of Porter street, the northerly corner of Bennington 
street, and the southerly corner of Saratoga street. 

Columbia road, Dorchester District, from Edward Everett 
square to Buttonwood street, consisting of the reduction in 
width of the existing sidewalks and the installation of a traffic 
divisional island. 

Commonwealth avenue, Brighton District, consisting of the 
installation of a traffic divisional island at the northwest corner 
of Chestnut Hill avenue. 

Dorchester avenue, South Boston and Dorchester Dis- 
tricts, from Andrew square to Columbia road, consisting of the 
reduction in width of the existing sidewalks. 

Dow road. West Roxbury District, consisting of replacing 
2 feet of artificial stone sidewalks with 2-foot loam spaces, 
from a point approximately 65 feet southeast of Cutter road 
approximately 750 feet northeasterly. 

Hallam street, Dorchester District, at the southwest corner 
of Auckland street, consisting of increasing the curb radius. 

Harvard street, Dorchester District, on the northerly side 
between Ripley road and Harvard avenue, consisting of in- 
creasing the curb radius. 

Maverick square. East Boston District, consisting of the 
elimination of the existing traffic island at the intersection of 
Maverick street and Meridian street; the removal of the 
existing traffic island between Henry street and Winthrop 
street; and the installation of a traffic divisional island be- 
tween Henry street and Maverick street. 

Montgomery street, Boston Proper District, between Claren- 
don street and Tremont street, consisting of the reduction in 
width and alteration of the existing sidewalks, and the alter- 
ation of the existing divisional island. 

Paxton street, Dorchester District, at the northwesterly and 
southwesterly corners of Blue Hill avenue, consisting of in- 
creasing the curb radii. 



24 City Document No. 18 

River street (Logan square), Hyde Park District, at Fair- 
mount avenue, consisting of alterations in the proposed traffic 
islands. 

Sydney street, Dorchester District, at the northeast corner 
of Savin Hill avenue, the southeast corner of Sudan street, and 
the northerly and southerly corners of Hartland street, con- 
sisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Treadway road, Dorchester District, at the easterly and 
westerly corners of Savin Hill avenue, consisting of increasing 
the curb radii. 

Rowe street. West Roxbury District, at the northeast corner 
of Brown avenue, consisting of increasing the durb radius. 

Warren avenue, Boston Proper District, on the southerly 
side from a point approximately 125 feet southwest of Berkeley 
street to Clarendon street, consisting of the reduction in width 
of the existing sidewalk. 

Washington street, Brighton District, from Cambridge street 
to the Brookline boundary line, consisting of increasing the 
curb radii at various locations. 

Grade Revisions 

Cambridge street, Charlestown, between Haverhill street 
and Clinton street. 

Discontinuances 

Germania street. West Roxbury, from Brookside avenue to 
Bismarck street. 

Main street, Charlestown, from Alford street to Gardner 
street. 

Washington street, Dorchester, of slope easement on the 
southerly side from Wilder street approximately 325 feet north- 
westerly. 

Sidewalks 

In connection with recently enacted Chapter 245 of the Acts 
of 1958, the Public Improvement Commission ordered the 
installation of artificial stone sidewalks on the following streets: 

Auckland street, Dorchester, on the westerly side, between 
Doris and Hallam streets. 

Burroughs street, West Roxbury, from Centre street to Pond 
street. 

Cedarwood road, West Roxbury, at the rear of numbers 28, 
86, and 90 Mission Hill road. 

Clarkwood street, Dorchester, from Norfolk street to Blue 
Hill avenue. 

Gardner street, West Roxbury, on the southerly side, from 
Baker street to Spring street. 



Public Works Department 25 

Harbor View street, Dorchester, on the southerly side ad- 
jacent to number 45. 

Kenmore road, Dorchester, at Galhvan Boulevard and Minot 
street. 

Knoll street. West Roxbury, on the northeasterly side, from 
Centre street to Hazelmere road. 

Osceola street, Hyde Park, from River street to the Neponset 
River reservation. 

Victoria street, Dorchester, various locations, from Dorchester 
avenue approximately 460 feet northwesterly. 

Eminent Domain Land Takings 

During the period of this report, land takings were 
made for municipal purposes as follows: 

Library Department 

1. The taking in fee of land at No. 23 Blagden street, 
Boston Proper district, for Library Department pur- 
poses, under an order of this Commission and Mayor 
dated June 16, 1961 (order of taking not recorded). 

2. The taking in fee of land for Library Department 
purposes supposed to belong to person or persons 
unknown (known as Public Alley No. 447), Boston 
Proper district, under an order of the Commission and 
Mayor dated June 7, 1961, and recorded in the Suffolk 
Registry of Deeds on July 13, 1961. 

Park Department 

1. The taking in fee of land bounded by Fairview 
avenue, land of the City of Boston (Fairview Cemetery), 
St. Charles street, Atherton avenue, and Alvarado 
avenue, Hyde Park district, for cemetery purposes; 
under an order of the Commission and Mayor dated 
December 6, 1961 (order of taking not recorded). 

Sewer Program 

During the year 1961 the construction of 1.51 miles 
of sanitary sewer, 1.72 miles of storm sewer, 77 catch 
basins were ordered at a total estimated cost of $251,213. 

Estimated benefit to private property for the con- 
struction of the 1.51 miles of sanitary sewer amounted 
to $56,477.56. 



26 



City Document No. 18 



Sewerage works were ordered as follows: 
Sewerage Works Ordered 



Stbbbt 


Sanitary 
Sewer 

(Linear 
Feet) 


Surface 
Drain 

(Linear 
Feet) 


Catch 
Basins 


Drop 

Inlets 


Cost 


Estimated 
Benefit 


Boston Proper 
















742 


727 


6 




$29,470 00 


None 


Brighton 




Soldiers Field road 


725 








10,931 00 


None 


Charlestown 














Russell street 






1 




350 00 


None 


Dorchester 








Babson street 




905 


6 




17,380 00 


None 






598 






6,852 00 




£ast Cottage street 






2 




700 00 


None 


Enterprise street 

Rugdale road 


t80 








750 00 


$562 50 


tl20 




7 




3 050 00 


None 


Hyde Park 












♦Beachmont terrace 


667 


660 


5 




15,066 00 


$5,609 56 


*Coleman street 


90 








1,377 00 


1 032 75 


*Collins street 


305 


334 
236 


2 
2 




6,040 00 
2,625 00 


2,507 50 


*Crane street 


None 


•Lawton terrace 




202 


1 




1,485 00 


None 


*Raldne road 


904 
700 


906 
710 


6 
5 




22.603 00 
13,346 00 


$7,654 00 


*Sherrin street 


8,544 00 


♦Silvia court 


317 


308 


3 




9,360 00 


3.144 78 


West Roxbury 
















100 








4,650 00 


None 




205 








8 070 00 


None 


♦Crosstown avenue 




183 


2 




1,600 00 


None 






315 


2 




3,010 00 


None 








4 




1,400 00 


None 






283 






4,090 00 


None 


La Grange street 

♦Northdale road 


80 








1,000 00 


$750 00 




340 


3 




6,138 00 


None 






80 


2 




2,047 00 


None 


♦Organ Park street 


130 


136 


2 




3,650 00 


$1,200 00 


*Rockwood terrace 


492 


484 


3 




8,532 00 


5,571 72 


♦Westmoor Circle 

*Westmoor road 


100 


118 






1,540 00 
44,128 70 


711 00 


1,707 


1,039 


9 




15,133 92 


♦Westmoor terrace 


335 


334 


2 




5,907 00 


2,210 23 




200 


190 


2 




14,060 50 


1,845 60 







Easements taken 



Public Works Department 27 

Land Damages 

On new street construction 167 claims were filed for 
damage to property resulting from land takings or 
changes in grades. On these claims, this Commission 
awarded damages in the amount of $40,753.19. 

Assessments 

During the year 1961, the Highway Division of the 
Public Works Department sent notice of completion of 
twenty-eight (28) streets at a total cost of $414,412.66. 
On this work the Pubhc Improvement Commission 
levied assessments in the amount of $172,240.35. 

During the same period the Sewer Division of the 
Public Works Department reported the completion of 
construction of sanitary sewerage in twelve (12) streets 
at a cost of $55,452.65 on which the Public Improve- 
ment Commission levied assessments in the amount of 
$30,336.37. 

With the abolishment of sewer entrance fees by the 
Supreme Court in 1959, the Public Improvement Com- 
mission was empowered to assess parcels of land within 
a seasonable time after connections were made to 
sewers from estates that had never paid an assessment 
for the original improvement. The following is a list 
of streets in which connections were made: 



Arborfield road Hyde Park and West 

Roxbury $265 20 

Centre street West Roxbury 109 34 

Columbia road Dorchester 170 40 

Danny road (form. Damrell avenue) Hyde Park 200 00 

Ellswood street, etc West Roxbury 75 00 

Gallivan Boulevard Dorchester 462 30 

Glenellen road (parcel No. 30-218) West Roxbury 90 00 

North avenue, etc West Roxbury 337 50 

Ransom road Hyde Park 92 00 

Stimson street West Roxbury 90 00 

Vanderbilt avenue Hyde Park 61 50 

Warren avenue Hyde Park 251 00 

Total $2,294 24 



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City Document No. 18 



STREET ASSESSMENTS 



District 



Cost 



Balina place 

Birchland avenue. . . 
Birchland terrace. . . 

Braeburn road 

Bryant road 

Enterprise street 

Fairlane road 

Florian street 

Glenellen road 

Hackensack terrace. 
Hallet-Davis street. . 

Itasca street 

Kingsland road 

Kittredge court 

Lawton street 

Linley terrace 

Lorna road 

Manor street 

Matignon road 

Merola park 

Myopia road 

Oakcrest road 

Patterson street 

St. Clare road 

Summer street 

Swift street 

Swift terrace 

Wilna court 



Dorchester 

West Roxbury . . 
West Roxbury . . 

Hyde Park 

West Roxbury . . 

Dorchester 

West Roxbury . . 
West Roxbury . . 
West Roxbury . . 
West Roxbury . . 

Dorchester 

Dorchester 

West Roxbury . . 
West Roxbury . . 

Hyde Park 

South Boston . . . 

Dorchester 

Dorchester 

Dorchester 

Dorchester 

Hyde Park 

Hyde Park 

Dorchester 

Dorchester 

Hyde Park 

East Boston .... 
East Boston .... 
West Roxbury . . 



$5,525 39 
26,631 19 
7,054 28 
19,697 02 

10.419 18 
9,158 20 

15,114 09 
21,928 00 
37,776 98 
12,272 00 

6,565 46 
31,192 00 
23,156 17 

4,999 37 
24,317 69 

3,300 86 

25.420 61 

5,078 14 
14,580 27 
25,871 92 
24,405 12 
11,385 28 
6,214 67 
22,564 00 
5,183 54 
7,926 78 
6.674 45 



Totals. 



$414,412 66 



$2,752 00 
9.746 98 
3.139 52 
8,226 19 
5.209 60 
826 02 
974 83 
8.716 51 

16,618 16 
5,877 00 
2,440 50 
9.920 42 
9.271 99 
2,499 64 
8,400 90 
1,650 43 

13.643 52 
5.420 00 
1,075 00 
6,528 51 

12,344 10 

11,255 34 
3,570 00 
3.107 34 

10.113 72 
3.071 90 
3.194 73 
2,744 50 



$172,240 35 



Public Works Department 



29 



SEWER ASSESSMENTS 



Street 


District 


Cost 


Assessment 


Balina place 


Dorchester 

West Roxbury . . 
West Roxbury . . 

Hyde Park 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

Hyde Park 

Dorchester 

Dorchester 

West Roxbury . . 

Brighton 

Dorchester 


«3,639 97 

9,272 46 

1,321 61 

921 87 

750 00 

910 03 

2,999 70 

2,308 44 

4,898 00 

3,642 70 

10,373 34 

14,414 53 


$1,500 00 




4,636 10 


Caledonian avenue . ... 


550 00 




691 48 


Enterprise street . 


562 50 




500 00 


GoS street 


2,249 92 


Jo-Anne terrace ... 


1,731 36 




864 00 


Salman street 


2 718 33 


Soldiers Field place 


7,779 24 




6,553 44 






Totals 




$55,452 65 


$30,336 37 









SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 



Street 


District 


Cost 


Assessment 




Dorchester 

West Roxbury . . 
West Roxbury . . 

Dorchester 

Hyde Park 


$5,488 80 

561 06 

1 379 60 

3,042 00 

2,765 55 


$2,578 99 


Cedar wood road. 


280 52 




689 80 




1,521 03 


River street 


1 396 50 






Totals 




$13,237 01 


$6 466 84 









During the year 1961, the Highway Division of the 
Public Works Department sent notice of completion of 
sidewalks in five (5) streets at a total cost of $13,237.01. 
On this the Public Improvement Commission levied 
assessments of 16,466.84. 



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City Document No. 18 



During the period of this report 137 petitions from 
pubUc utilities were approved for the placing and main- 
taining of poles for the support of wires. 

Also, 67 petitions were approved for miscellaneous 
installations or uses of the public highways of the City of 
Boston, as follows: 



Street 
Addington road, West Roxbury 

teLn*«t^lt \ Roxbury and 

Alabama street, Dorchester 

Ash street, Boston Proper 

Atkinson street, Roxbury 

Burroughs street, West Roxbury 

Badger road, Hyde Park 

Boylston street, Boston Proper 

Broad street, Boston Proper 

Cambridge street, Boston Proper 

Cedar Grove street 1 t-,„ „k„=*„„ 
Hill Top street | Dorchester 

Central street. Boston Proper 
&tdl[eToU}West Roxbury 

Chesterfield street, Hyde Park 
Cnesterfield street, Hyde Park 
Child street, Hyde Park 
Commonwealth avenue, Boston Proper 
Carey street, West Roxbury 
Danny road, Hyde Park 
Dent street. West Roxbury 
Delmont street, Dorchester 
East Broadway, South Boston 
East First st'-eet. South Boston 
East First street. South Boston 
Edgemere road. West Roxbury 
Edgemere road. West Roxbury 
Everdean street, Dorchester 
Faunce road, Dorchester 
Fawndale road, West Roxbury 
Fawndale road, West Roxbury 

&;^^rtrteT"*'}^-*^-»>-^ 



Petitioner 
Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 
Boston Dispensary 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Katherine Ladd 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 

37 Central Street, Inc. 
Boston Gas Company 

Worcester Gas Light Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Boston University 
Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
First National Stores 
White Fuel Corporation 
White Fuel Corporation 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 



Nature of Petition 
Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 
Vault 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Conduit 

Permanent marquee 
Conduit 
Underground gas main 

Permanent marquee 
Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Concrete pile caps 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Pole 

Permanent marquee 
Permanent marquee 
Conduit 

Undergroun d gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 



Public Works Department 



31 



Garfield avenue, Hyde Park 
Glencliff road, West Roxbury 
Glenellen road, West Roxbury 
Harrison avenue, Boston Proper 
Hudson street, Boston Proper 
Huntington avenue, Boston Proper 
Huntington avenue, Boston Proper 
Huntington avenue, Boston Proper 
gio'^/rotr^'lWest Roxbury 
Sron IS Ext. }West Roxbury 

Johnson street Iweit Roxburv 

Johnson Street Ext. / ^®^* Roxbury 

Knapp street, Boston Proper 

Kneeland street, etc., Boston Proper 

Kneeland street, etc., Boston Proper 

L street to Kneeland street, Boston 
Proper and South Boston 

Main street, Charlestown 

Marlin road. West Roxbury 

Massachusetts avenue, Boston Proper 

Newmarket square, Roxbury 

North Beacon streetl r>, • !,,.„„ 
Hichborn street | Brighton 

North Beacon street, Brighton 

Oak street lw„rlo Pari- 

Hyde Park avenue/ ^^'^^ ^'"^'^ 

Public Alley No. 420, Boston Proper 
Rockwood street, West Roxbury 
Rosemont street, Hyde Park 
Ruskindale road, Hyde Park 
loto^rd>est Roxbury 
South street, Boston Proper 
Stuart street, Boston Proper 
r^wTor^tTeltlw-t Roxbury 
Thompson street, Hyde Park 
University road, Boston Proper 
Washington street, Boston Proper 
West Broadway, South Boston 

Westview street \wB«t Rr,vhiir,r 

Westview Street Ext.P^^* Roxbury 

Whitcomb avenue. West Roxbury 



Worcester Gas Light Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Tufts University 
Arthur T. Ming 
Boston Edison Company 
The Church Realty Trust 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 

Boston Edison Company 
Boston & Maine Railroad 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 



Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Area way 

Permanent marquee 
Manholes 

Permanent marquee 
Conduit 
Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 

Conduit 

Manholes and pipes 
Manholes 

Fuel oil lines 

Gates and signal lights 
Underground gas main 
Conduit 
Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 



New England Tel. & Tel. Company Pole 

Boston Gas Company Underground gas main 

Worcester Gas Light Company Underground gas main 

Worcester Gas Light Company Underground gas main 

Boston Gas Company Underground gas main 



Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 

Worcester Gas Light Company 
Trustees of Boston University 
Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 



Conduit 

Permanent marquee 
Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 
Conduit 

Permanent ma rquee 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 



32 City Document No. 18 

Private Ways 

During the year 1961, permission was given to prepare for 
public travel the following private ways : 

Beechmont terrace, Hyde Park, from Beech street approxi- 
mately 606 feet northerly and northwesterly. 

Chesterfield street, Hyde Park, from Manila avenue to 
Vallaro road. 

Collins street, Hyde Park, from Bradlee street approximately 
318 feet northeasterly. 

Crane street, Hyde Park, from Bradlee street approximately 
240 feet northeasterly. 

Cromwell road, Hyde Park, from Huntington avenue ap- 
proximately 263 feet westerly. 

Crosstown avenue, West Roxbury, between Salman street 
and Vogel street. 

Dellmore road, West Roxbury, from Hyde Park avenue to 
Brook way Footpath. 

De Roma road, West Roxbury, from St. Theresa avenue ap- 
proximately 310 feet southwesterly. 

Geraghty terrace, Hyde Park, from Wood avenue approxi- 
mately 199 feet westerly. 

Lawton terrace, Hyde Park, from Lawton street approxi- 
mately 220 feet northeasterly. 

Northdale terrace, West Roxbury, from Northdale road ap- 
proximately 190 feet southwesterly. 

Raldne road, Hyde Park, from Stonehill road to Turtle Pond 
Parkway. 

Rockwood terrace. West Roxbury, from Rockwood street 
approximately 480 feet easterly and southerly. 

Sherrin street, Hyde Park, from Dale street approximately 
725 feet southwesterly. 

Silvia court, H3^de Park, from Raldne road approximately 
300 feet westerly. 

Thompson street, Hyde Park, from a point approximately 
683 feet southwest of Franklin street approximately 220 feet 
southwesterly. 

Westmoor road. West Roxbur}^, from Woodley avenue ap- 
proximately 1,044 feet northeasterly. 

Westmoor terrace, West Roxbury, from Westmoor road 
approximately 320 feet northwesterly. 

Woodley avenue, W^est Roxbury, from DeSoto road approxi- 
mately 1,460 feet northeasterly. 

Wright street, Hyde Park, from Hawthorne street approxi- 
mately 224 feet northeasterly. 



Public Works Department 33 

During the same period, permission was given to open for 
public travel the following private ways: 

Manor street, Dorchester, from Rosselerin road to approxi- 
mately 50 feet beyond Matignon road. 

Matignon road, Dorchester, between Manor street and 
Train street. 

Sherrin street, Hyde Park, from Dale street approximately 
725 feet southeasterly. 

Soldiers Field place, Brighton, from Leo M. Birmingham 
Parkway approximately 820 feet southerly and easterly. 

Westmoor circle. West Roxbury, from Westmoor road ap- 
proximately 105 feet westerly. 

Windham road. West Roxbury and Hyde Park, from Sherrin 
street to Dale street. 

Windham road, Hyde Park, from Austin street to Sherrin 
street. 

Sherrin street, Hyde Park, from Austin street to approxi- 
mately 75 feet south of Windham road. 

James W. Haley, Chairman, 
Thomas J. Griffin, 
James J. Sullivan, Jr. 



34 City Document No. 18 

APPENDIX A 
TABLE I 

CENTRAL OFFICE PERMIT BRANCH 
CASH RECEIPTS 

Signs $85,633 15 

Permits 47,346 60 

Sidewalk licenses 19,572 55 

Notifications to abutters 40 00 

Sewer inspection fees 11,025 00 

Total $163,617 30 

Corporation permits $7,138 00 

Rents for city land 17,512 00 

Total 24,650 00 

Total — all permits $188,267 30 

STREET OPENING ACCOUNT 

Total deposits received $97,762 47 

Total number of deposits 629 

STREET OPENING ACCOUNT — SPECIAL 

Amount Payments 

Committed Received 

Boston Gas Company $246,336 48 $141,843 23 

Boston Edison Company 198,590 11 165,334 05 

Worcester Gas Company 54,251 00 32,940 00 

New England Telephone & Telegraph Com- 
pany 82,856 69 56,040 25 

Quincy Market Company 1,599 00 1,599 00 

Western Union Telegraph Company . . 107 60 42 00 

PERMITS ISSUED 

Signs 7,761 

Occupation permits 3,461 

Special permits 229 

Sidewalk licenses 282 

Sewer inspections 445 

Utility permits 1,730 

City permits — no fee 772 

Total permits issued 14,680 



Public Works Department 



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TABLE 2 

STREET OPENING DEPOSIT ACCOUNT 
December 31, 1961 



UTILITIES 



Committed 
Collected 
Balance Due 



Committed 
Collected 
Balance Due 



Boston Edison Company 
$198,590 11 Received 

165,334 05 Expended 

33,256 06 Balance on Hand 

Boston Gas Company 
$246,336 48 Received 

141,843 23 Expended 

104,493 25 Balance on Hand 



$165,334 05 

158,979 35 

6,354 70 



$141,843 23 
106,891 21 
34,952 02 



Committed 
Collected 
Balance Due 



New England Telephone & Telegraph Company 
$82,856 69 Received 



56,040 25 
26,816 44 



Expended 
Balance on Hand 



$56,040 25 
48,220 08 
7,820 17 



Committed 
Collected 
Balance Due 



Worcester Gas Light Company 
$54,251 00 Received 



32,940 00 
21,311 00 



Expended 
Balance on Hand 



$32,940 00 

32,483 33 

456 67 



QuiNCY Market and Cold Storage Warehouse Company 
Committed $1,599 00 Received $1,599 00 

Collected 1,599 00 Expended None 

Balance Due None Balance on Hand 1,599 00 



Western Union Telegraph Company 
Committed $107 60 Received 

Collected 42 00 Expended 

Balance Due 65 60 Balance on Hand 



$42 00 
None 
42 00 



36 City Document No. 18 

TABLE 3 

Automotive Section 

Automotive equipment as of December 30, 1961. 

68 Passenger Cars 

36 Pick-up Trucks | to 1-ton 

157 Dump trucks 1| to 15 ton 

28 1-ton Utility Trucks 

6 2 to 5 ton Trucks w/ G B G 

5 7-man Cab Emergency Trucks 

5 Platform Trucks 

3 Wrecker Trucks 

3 2-ton Derrick Trucks 
12 Miscellaneous trucks 

4 f to l|-ton Trucks with Compressors 
14 Compressor Trailers 

5 Flush ers 

8 Sidewalk and Road Rollers 
32 Street Sweepers 
24 Front Bucket Loaders 

4 Tractor Shovels 

3 Crawler Tractors 

1 Road Grader 

20 Snowfighting Trucks 

2 Rear Bucket Loaders 

1 Snow Loader 

2 Cutter Vacuum Cleaners 



TABLE 4 

1961 Expenditures 

1 — Personal Services $541,383 08 

2 — Contractual Services 101,592 88 

Contracts 21,374 00 

3 — Supplies and Materials 228,398 60 

4 — Fees (Registration Fees). . . . 2,550 00 

5 — Equipment 83,323 00 

$978,621 56 

Snow Removal $362,188 00 

Equipment Loan 683,525 00 



Public Works Department 37 



TABLE 5 



New equipment purchased in 1961 from Public 
Works Department funds: 

6 Worthington compressors $27,732 

2 Ford F350 chassis and cabs ... 4,500 
1 Ford F850 derrick truck 10,601 

10 Holmes wreckers 10,670 

3 Tractor shovels 28,308 

1 Steam cleaner 673 

1 Arc welder 719 

1 Battery charger 120 



From Snow Removal funds: 

3 Oshkosh 4-wheel drive trucks. . $55,994 

6 Hough front bucket loaders. . . 71,136 

6 Ford F850 chassis and cabs .. . 30,162 

6 16 Yard bodies 9,762 

16 Ford F850 chassis and cabs . . . 74,269 

16 4- Yard bodies 12,100 

50 One-way snow plows 32,750 

1 Ford CI 100 Ford tractor 8,283 

1 Low bed trailer 4,954 



10 Power steering kits $3,090 

1 Twin post lift 3,399 

11 Wayne street sweepers 90,871 

4 Ford C850 trucks 21,131 

4 Netco catch basin cleaners. . . . 27,275 

2 Tandem rollers 9,016 

6 Elgin street sweepers 52,800 

1 Caterpillar tractor 25,097 

3 Tanks for flusher trucks 14,010 

8 Worthington compressors 32,357 

1 Ramp for trailer 460 

1 Body for Gar Wood 200 

20 Ford 1-ton pick-up trucks .... 43,655 

46 Falcon station wagons 96,017 

9 Ford C950 chassis and cabs... 56,369 
9 Refuse bodies 44,712 

12 Ford CI 100 chassis and cabs. . 86,142 

12 Plows 16,500 

12 Sand spreaders 42,175 

2 Industrial sweepers 7,994 

2 25 HP loading machines 4,985 

1 Rotary snow plow 4,280 

3 Power Drives 990 



$83,323 



299,410 



683,525 



38 City Document No. 18 

Engineering Division — Appendix B 

TABLE 6 

Completed Surveys, Plans and Specifications for Works 
in 1961 

Street Reconstruction 

22 miles, involving 142 streets, at an estimated 

cost of $1,400,000 

Chapter 90 Street Reconstruction 

5.5 miles, involving 8 streets, at an estimated 

cost of 793,000 

Chapter 393 Street Construction 

0.8 miles, involving 11 streets, at an estimated 

cost of 150,250 

Sewerage Works 

10 contracts, at an estimated cost of 297,000 

Water Works 

7 contracts, at an estimated cost of 246,000 

Miscellaneous Contracts involving bridge re- 
pairs; minor building demolition; earth excava- 
tion and refill in connection with water works 
maintenance; maintenance repairs to sidewalks 
and roadways; at a total estimated cost of . . . . 310,600 

Grand Total $3,196,850 



Public Works Department 



39 



Street 



ENGINEERING DIVISION 

Table 7 

Planning and Programming 

Chapter 90 Projects 

Limits 



Centre street, West Roxbury 
River street, Hyde Park 
Fairmount avenue, Hyde Park 
West street, Hyde Park 
Bennington street, East Boston 
Dorchester avenue, Dorchester 
American Legion highway, West 
Roxbury 

Park street, Dorchester 



Est. 
Length Cost 

Grove street to Dedham Line 4,000 $110,731 

Wood avenue to Fairmount avenue 4,050 ] 
River street to Truman highway 1,400 > 130,531 
River street to Hyde Park avenue 1,500 J 
Walley street to Revere line 2,320 252,000 

Andrew square to Columbia road 2,900 57,660 

Blue Hill avenue to Cummins 

highway 1,1030 191,500 

Adams street to Freeport street 1,996 50,665 

Totals 29,196 $793,987 



The photographic service furnished by the Reproduc- 
tion Unit includes photographing all locations of new 
highway layouts and other proposed improvements; 
lands taken for municipal purposes; progress of public 
works projects; snowstorm and other emergency con- 
ditions. Following is a summary of such work for the 
year 1961: 



Department 


Negatives 


4x5 Prints 


8 X 10 Prints 


PubUc Works: 

Engineering Division . . 


1.460 
600 
436 
580 
285 
56 


1.400 


60 




600 


Highway Division 


350 


86 
so 




680 






285 


Water Division 




56 








Totals 


3,406 


1.750 


1,656 





40 



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TABLE 8 
REPRODUCTION UNIT WORK PERFORMED 



Department 

Administrative Services 

Assessing 

Auditing 

Building 

City Clerk 

City Council 

Civil Defense 

Collecting 

Election 

Finance Commission. . . 

Fire 

Law 

Mayor's OflSce 

Park 

Penal 

Planning Board 

Public Buildings 

Public Works: 

Engineering Division 

Central Office 

Highway Division . . . 

Permit Division 

Sanitary Division. . . 

Sewer Division 

Street Lighting 

Water Division 

Real Property 

Registry 

School Buildings 

School Committee 

Traffic Commission 

Treasury 

Veterans' Services 

White Fund 

Totals 



Photostats 



Blueprints 



Ozalids 



Auto 
Positives 



1,022 
1,034 



176 
290 



4,286 

1,148 

284 

436 

194 

1,184 

176 

886 

1,488 

1,244 



1,096 
2,133 



533 
189 
212 
529 
172 



Public Works Department 41 

TABLE 9 
Survey Section Work 

Surveys and Plans for Specific Repairs and Widenings 

District Length 

Boston Proper in Feet 

Clarendon street 400 

Eliot street 250 

Huntington avenue 250 

Montgomery street 400 

Providence street 250 

Stuart street 250 

Tremont street 400 

Warren avenue 400 

Brighton 

Commonwealth avenue 3,600 

Oak square 1,000 

Washington street 3,600 

Winship street 1 ,400 

Dorchester 

American Legion Highway 12,000 

Ashmont street 7,200 

Columbia road 1,400 

Dorchester avenue 3,100 

Harvard street 4,200 

East Boston 

Kelly square 1,000 

Maverick square 1,000 

Hyde Park 

Logan square 1,000 

West Roxbury 

Addington road 500 

Amory street 3,100 

Bellevue Hill road 500 

Green street 3,200 

La Grange street 13,500 

Shaw street 500 



42 City Document No. 18 

TABLE 10 

Sidewalk Assessments 
District Length 

Brighton in Feet 

Arlington street 150 

Dorchester 

Harbor View street 200 

Old Colony terrace 150 

Victoria street 300 

Woodhaven street 1,500 

Kenmare road 200 

East Boston 

Addison street 150 

West Roxbury 

Burnside avenue 600 

Gardner street 700 



TABLE 11 

Surveys and Plans for Minimum Pavements 
District Length 

Brighton in Feet 

Soldiers Field place 600 

Dorchester 

Jo-Anne terrace 300 

Hyde Park 

Crane street 300 

Greenbrook road 650 

Sherrin street 650 

West Roxbury 

Slocum road 300 



Public Works Department 43 

TABLE 12 

Activities of Survey Section 

Plans and surveys were made for the laying out of 2.54 miles 
of public highways, as follows: 

District Length 

in Feet 
Brighton 

Soldiers Field place 400 

Dorchester 

Baker court 300 

Itasca street 870 

Jo-Anne terrace 300 

Manor street 450 

Matignon road 200 

Messinger street 500 

Ransom road (Dorchester and Hyde Park) . 400 

Ruggles place 1,000 

Rundel park 150 

Hyde Park 

American Legion highway (Hyde Park and West 

Roxbury) 4,000 

Beech street 1,000 

Buckingham street 400 

Irving street 400 

Lodgehill road 400 

Maida terrace 200 

Raleigh road 200 

Ralston road 400 

Stanbro street 200 

South Boston 

Linley terrace 250 

Webb park 180 

West Roxbury 

Centre terrace 250 

Florian way 350 

Kiernan road 600 

Oflficial grades, calculated and plotted, for laying-out plans 
were established for a total length of 9,700 feet (1.83 miles). 

70 Land Court Plans were checked. 

30 Surveys and reports were made on flooding conditions of 
streets. 



44 



City Document No. 18 



TABLE 13 

SURVEYS AND PLANS FOR HIGHWAY 
RECONSTRUCTION. 

One hundred twenty-three (123) surveys and plans 
for the reconstruction of highways were made as follows : 
(20 miles) 

Length 

District in Feet 
Boston Proper 

Avenue Louis Pasteur 1,330 

Brighton 

Foster street 619 

Glenmont street 1,138 

Trapelo street 759 

Goodeiiough street 1,100 

Regal street . . 388 

Corinne road 570 

Winship street 1,312 

Wm. Jackson avenue 505 

Brackett street 577 

Bothwell street 646 

Willoughby street 554 

Montfern avenue 784 

Barker street 194 

Brooksdale road 485 

Don ny brook road 959 

Foster street 619 

Glenmont road 1,138 

Goodenough street 740 

Hobart street 1,126 

Ranelegh road 626 

South Hobart street 1,351 

Trapelo street 759 

Willoughby street 554 

Babcock street 917 

Vinal street 350 

Bellvista road 480 

Woodstock avenue 455 



Public Works Department 45 

TABLE 13 

Highway Reconstruction (Continued) 

Length 
District in Peet 

Dorchester 

Lorna road 820 

Theodore street 630 

Rhoades street 400 

Middleton street 200 

Wilmington avenue 350 

Capen street 270 

West view street 1,250 

Mascot street 1,440 

Paxton street 250 

Charlemont street 655 

Delmont street 630 

Kenmare road 290 

Auckland street 650 

Crescent avenue 948 

Edison Green 1,340 

Elton street 507 

Hallam street 321 

Harbor View street -^'^2^ 

Old Colony terrace 173 

South Sydney street 332 

Sydney street 3,000 

Duke street 687 

Hazleton street 2,258 

Wilmore street 520 

Greenfield road 2,000 

Rugby road 560 

Rundelpark 150 

Roach street 435 

Doris street 566 

Victoria street 780 

Thornley street 785 

Grossman street 710 

Greendale road 800 

Courtland road 1,000 

Goodale road 920 

Fabyan street 800 

Boyd street 450 

HoUingsworth street 1,510 

Rector road 600 

Rosewood street 1,500 

East Boston 

Barnes avenue 523 

Gladstone street 2,504 



46 City Document No. 18 

Length 

District in Feet 

St. Andrew road 2,060 



Wordsworth street 
Addison street 
Beach view street . 
Faywood avenue . 
Moore street . 



557 
1,338 

658 
1,305 

778 



West Roxbury 

Addington road 1,698 

Tyndale street 1,946 

Wellsmere road 1,584 

Centre terrace 456 

Crehore street 586 

Guernsey street 1,494 

Virgil road 329 

Spring Valley road 380 

Sidley road 396 

Garnet road 1,166 

Hawthorne street 450 

Parklawn road 1,200 

Burnside avenue 560 

Wedge wood road 450 

Montview street 655 

Knoll street 1,522 

Hathaway street 265 

Brown avenue 620 

Westmount avenue 690 

Myrtle street 1,063 

St. Ann street 345 

Wycliff avenue 996 

Burroughs street 850 

Alameda road 462 

Avalon road 847 

Burwell road 390 

Chellman street 698 

Lasell street 681 

Montclair avenue 1,833 

Schirmer road 619 

Westover street 1,252 

Cornwall street 869 

Glenham street 1,271 

P^awndale road 468 

Murray Hill road 782 

Kenton road 839 

Lesher street 356 

Woodlawn street 1,070 

Mosgrove avenue 337 

Wenham street 1,200 



Public Works Department 47 

Length 
District in Feet 

St. Joseph street 430 

Atwill road 160 

St. Theresa avenue 1,000 

Granada avenue 400 

Woodman street 200 

Ballard street 569 



TABLE 14 

WiDBNINGS AND RELOCATIONS 

Length 
District in Feet 

Boston Proper 

Staniford street 1,000 

Brighton 

Corey road 425 

Dorchester 

Ashmont street 570 

Babson street 3,000 

Rundel park 2,000 

Hyde Park 

Maida terrace 240 

West Roxbury 

Amory street 600 

Discontinuance 
Boston Proper 

Sun court 200 



TABLE 15 

Sewer Assessment Plans 

Length 

District in Feet. 

Hyde Park (0.S5 miles) 

Collins street 300 

West Roxbury 

Pleasantview street 350 

Rockwood street 525 



48 City Document No. 18 

Profiles for Highway Reconstruction 

District Length 

Boston Proper in Feet 

Staniford street 1,000 

Brighton 

Corey road 425 

Soldiers Field place 400 

Dorchester 

Ashmont street 570 

Babson street 3,000 

Baker court 300 

Itasca street 870 

Jo-Anne terrace 300 

Manor street 450 

Matignon road 200 

Messenger street 500 

Ransom road 400 

Ruggles place 1,000 

Rundel park 150 

Hyde Park 

American Legion parkway 4,000 

Beech street 1,000 

Buckingham street 400 

Irving street 400 

Lodgehill road 400 

Maida terrace 200 

Raleigh road 200 

Ralston road 400 

Stanbro street 200 

South Boston 

Linley terrace 250 

Webb park 180 

West Roxbury 

Amory street 600 

Centre terrace 250 

Florian way 350 

Kiernan road 600 



Public Works Department 49 

TABLE 16 

Surveys and Plans for Sewer Easements 
District Length 

Boston Proper in Feet. 

Worthington street, and St. Alphonsus street 

(private land) 500 

Dorchester 

Gladeside terrace 150 

Orlando street 800 

Hyde Park 

Geraghty terrace 200 

Lawton terrace 240 

Raldneroad 920 

Sylvia court 450 

West Roxbury 

Beech street 400 

Braxton street 600 

Centre lane 380 

Crosstown avenue 200 

Glencliffroad 400 

Hebron street 540 

Lawton terrace 240 

Organ Park street 300 

Starbird avenue 210 

Westmoor road 1,600 

Westmoor terrace 340 

Willers street 400 

Woodley avenue 1,800 



TABLE 17 

Services for Other Departments 

Hospital Department 

Long Island, topographical survey and plan. 

Boston City Hospital, topographical survej^ and plan. 

Boston Fire Department 

Three (3) topographical surveys and plans, Cambridge 
street, Boston Proper. 

Green street, Boston Proper, topographical survey and 
plan. 



50 City Document No. 18 

School Buildings Department 

Bolster street, Roxbury, topographical survey and plan. 
Washington street, West Roxbury, topographical survey 
and plan. 

Park Department 

Fairview Cemetery, West Roxbury, topographical sur- 
vey and plan. 

Law Department 

Plan made of Walnut street at Lorenzo street, Dorchester. 

Real Property Department 

Plan and survey at Main and Alford streets, Charlestown. 

Boston Public Library 

Blagdon street, Boston Proper, topographical survey 
and plan. 

Alley 447, Boston Proper, topographical survey and plan. 

Building Department 

Traverse street, Boston Proper, survey and plan. 
Alpine street, Roxbury, survey and plan. 
240 plot plans checked for proper grades. 



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TABLE 19 

HIGHWAY DIVISION 

Summary of Cost of Contract Street 
Reconstruction Work 
Chapter 90 Projects: 

Paving work .... $796,930 73 
Bridge work .... 358,264 70 



Chapter 393 streets constructed 
Streets reconstructed 
Awarded in 1961 — to be com- 
pleted in 1962 

Total 



$427,832 30 
560,376 65 



$1,155,195 43 



634,845 90 1,623,054 85 



$2,778,250 28 



Item 
Earth and services excavation 
Rock and wall excavation 
Bank gravel 

Crushed stone for edgestone 
Existing base removed 
Existing pavement removed 
New straight edgestone . 
New circular edgestone . 
New two-foot radius corners 
Existing edgestone reset or relocated 
Edgestone hauled to yard or disposed of 
Crushed stone for macadam base . 

OA asphalt 

Portland cement concrete base 
Portland cement backing up sidewalks 
Bituminous concrete base, roadway 
Bituminous concrete top, roadway 
Bituminous concrete base, sidewalks 
Bituminous concrete top, sidewalks 



Quantity 

41,296 cubic yards 

1,323 cubic yards 

33,461 tons 

1,817 tons 

9,229 square yards 

21,589 square yards 

18,283 lineal feet 

11,015 Hneal feet 

360 

57,541 Uneal feet 

8,047 hneal feet 

11,592 tons 

115,354 gallons 

2,113 cubic yards 

53 cubic yards 

21,392 tons 

17,939 tons 

90 tons 

240 tons 



Appropriation 


Total Credits 


Expenditures 


Balance 
Unexpended 


Highway Division 


$4,987,978 99 
4,791,958 81 
2,776.653 20 
1,779,381 00 


$4,956,956 82 

1.747,341 89 

289,224 01 

1,749,694 80 


$31,022 17 


Public Ways construction of 


3,044.616 92 




2,487,429 19 




29.686 20 







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Sheet asphalt top 

Artificial stone sidewalks 

Artificial stone driveways 

Loam spaces 

Loam back of sidewalks . 

Covers reset 

Catch basins and manholes rebuilt 

Catch basins and drop inlet built 

Street sign posts set or reset 

Parking meters reset 

Stone bounds .... 

Total area of bituminous concrete pave- 
ment 

Bituminous roadway repairs (temporary) 

Bituminous sidewalk repairs (temporary) 

Artificial stone sidewalk replaced . 

Permanent bituminous concrete road- 
way repaired 

Brick sidewalk repaired . 

Debris removed from streets . 

Rubbish removed from litter baskets 

Salt and sand spread 

Snow removal 

Catch basins cleaned 

Bituminous concrete sidewalk repaired 
(permanent) 

New timbers and complete rebuilding of 
wood deck and timber substructure on 
Summer Street Bridge 

Painting the Tremont Street Bridge, 
Boston, painting the Summer Street 
Bridge, at B street 



Quantity 


737,931 square feet 
110,467 square feet 
220 square yards 
714 cubic yards 
2,000 
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90 
326 
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245,634 square yards 
83,867 square yards 
18,060 square yards 
40,573 square feet 

1,376 square yards 
292 square yards 
111,258 cubic yards 
22,919 
19,000 tons 
50,982 cubic yards 
2,580 

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TABLE 21 

DETAILS OF EXPENDITURES ON TIDEWATER BRIDGES FOR THE 

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Bridge 


Draw- 
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Salaries 


Mechanics' 
Wages 


Material 


Repair 
BiUs 


Supplies. 

Utilities, 

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Total 


Charlestown 


$15,922 37 


$3,302 49 






$787 38 


$20,012 24 


Chelsea Street 


57.704 77 


1.657 24 


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681 84 


60,043 85 


Congress Street 


41.810 80 


2.590 30 


$17 56 


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44,926 85 


Maiden 


57.099 21 
63.883 98 


2.935 35 
2.645 75 


103 23 
8 56 


$121 47 


1,075 26 
1.710 70 


61,213 05 


Andrew P. McArdle.. . . 


68.370 46 


Northern Avenue 


55.429 98 


8,643 42 


856 25 


496 97 


2,135 55 


67.562 17 


Summer Street (Fort 
Point Channel) 


41.515 16 


13,680 18 


935 80 


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57,209 76 


Summer Street (L Street 
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45.972 42 


2,439 25 


204 13 


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849 64 


49,465 44 


Totals 


$379,338 69 


$37,893 98 


$2,125 53 


$618 44 


$8,827 18 


$428,803 82 







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DETAILS OF EXPENDITURES ON INLAND BRIDGES 

1961 

(footbridges — stationary) 



Month 



Labor 



Materials 



Total 



January. . . 
February . . 
March .... 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August. . . 
September , 
October . . . 
November . 
December . 
Totals 



$2,067 06 
2,659 74 
1,042 90 
2,054 98 
3,828 01 
5,006 82 
4,485 46 
6,612 92 
4,832 30 
3,224 60 
3,644 47 
3.977 11 



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134 10 
106 30 
213 85 
318 24 

281 05 
389 19 
402 10 
393 75 

282 44 
301 62 
182 64 



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2,793 84 
1,149 20 
2,268 83 
4,146 25 
5,287 87 
4,874 65 
7,015 02 
5,226 05 
3,507 04 
3,946 09 
4,159 75 



$43,436 37 



$3,176 88 



$46,613 25 



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TABLE 23 

STREET LIGHTING — 1961 

During this year, 175 orders were issued to the Boston 
Edison Company for the installation of modern lighting 
units. These orders were issued in conjunction with 
our programs calling for modern lighting units on road- 
ways to be reconstructed, correction of specific com- 
plaints, and general modernization of lighting units. 
These orders covered the installation of 1,325 modern 
units to replace obsolete types on both major streets 
and residential streets. 

The orders issued covered the installation of modern 
lighting on 18.6 miles of residential streets and 12.6 
miles of major streets. 

Incandescent Lighting Projects — 1961 
This year orders were issued for the installation of 
new units of 2,500 lumens and the replacement of old 
lighting units as follows: 

Single 
Units 

Addington road, West Roxbury 9 

Aldvvin road, West Roxbury 1 

Austin street, Hyde Park 5 

Ashford street, Brighton 4 

Anselm terrace, Brighton 4 

Beech street, West Roxbury 20 

Bell vista road, Brighton 4 

Beach street, Dorchester 2 

Bernard street, Dorchester 3 

Barker street, Brighton 1 

Blanche street, Dorchester 3 

Bryant road, West Roxbury 2 

Buchanan road, West Roxbury 1 

Burley street, West Roxbury 2 

Burton street, Brighton 7 

Both well road, Brighton 5 

Call street, West Roxbury 1 

Chiswick road, Brighton 5 

Charlemont street, Dorchester 5 

Cedar street, Dorchester 5 

Chffmont street, West Roxbury 11 

Coleman street, Hyde Park 2 

Charles street, Hyde Park 2 

Centre lane. West Roxbury 2 



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Cornwall street, West Roxbury 
Crescent avenue, Dorchester 
Courtland road, Dorchester 
Centre street, West Roxbury 
Commonwealth terrace, Brightoi 
Corey road, Brighton . 
Corinne road, Brighton 
Dana avenue, Hyde Park . 
Dale street, West Roxbury . 
Delmont street, Dorchester 
Donnybrook road, Brighton 
Dyer street, Dorchester 
Elm street, Dorchester 
Everdean street, Dorchester 
Everett street, Dorchester . 
Fairlane road, West Roxbury 
Fawndale road, West Roxbury 
Flint street, Dorchester 
Florian street, West Roxbury 
Fremont street, Dorchester 
Foster street, Brighton 
Frontenac street, Dorchester 
Good way road, West Roxbury 
Glenellen road. West Roxbury 
Glenrose road, Dorchester . 
Greendale road, Dorchester 
Greenbrook street, Hyde Park 
Grove street. West Roxbury 
Goodenough street, Brighton 
Glenham street. West Roxbury 
Granada avenue. West Roxbury 
Green Hill street, Dorchester 
Hallet-Davis street, Dorchester 
Harvest street, Dorchester . 
Hazleton street. Dorchester 
Hollingsworth street, Dorchester 
Hautevale street, West Roxbury 
Holmfield avenue, Hyde Park 
Hansford place, Roxbury 
Hadwin way, West Roxbury 
Harrison park, Dorchester . 
Itasca street, Dorchester 
Johnswood road. West Roxbury 
Jo-Anne terrace, Dorchester 
Kingsland road, West Roxbury 
Knoll street. West Roxbury 
Kenmare road, Dorchester . 
Lexington avenue, Hyde Park 



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Lockwood street, Hyde Park 
Leseur road, Hyde Park 
Lamson street. East Boston 
Lesher street, West Roxbury 
Meyer street. West Roxbury 
Myopia road, Hyde Park . 
Murray Hill road, West Roxbury. 
Mill street, Dorchester 
Middleton street, Dorchester 
Martinwood road. West Roxbury 
Meyer court. West Roxbury 
Moreland street. West Roxbury 
Meshaka street. West Roxbury 
Minot street, Dorchester 
Mosgrove avenue, West Roxbury 
Outlook road, Dorchester . 
Montfern avenue, Brighton 
Ogden street, Dorchester 
Osceola street, Hyde Park . 
Oakcrest road, Hyde Park . 
Parklawn road. West Roxbury 
Prospect avenue. West Roxbury 
Pelham terrace, Boston 
Pelham street, Boston . 
Regis road, Dorchester 
Rowe street. West Roxbury 
Rosewood street, West Roxbury 
Rugby road, Hyde Park 
Rector road, Dorchester 
Ranelegh road, Brighton 
Speedway avenue, Brighton 
Sycamore street, West Roxbury 
Salman street, West Roxbury 
Stimson street, West Roxbury 
Savin Hill avenue, Dorchester 
St. Marks road, Dorchester 
South Hobart street, Brighton 
Sefton street, Hyde Park 
Sutton street, Dorchester 
Stanbro street, Hyde Park . 
St. Andrew road, East Boston 
Seminole street, Dorchester 
Slocum road. West Roxbury 
Train street, Dorchester 
Trapelo street, Brighton 
Victory road, Dorchester 
Vinal street, Brighton . 
Vista street, West Roxbury 



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Single 
Units 

West Walnut park, West Roxbury 5 

West street, Hyde Park 9 

Woodbury street, Roxbury 1 

Wallace park, West Roxbury 1 

Wilmington avenue, Dorchester 2 

Woolsey square, West Roxbury 2 

Washington street, West Roxbury 3 

Willoughby street, Brighton 3 

Wyvern street. West Roxbury 6 

West Selden street, Dorchester 18 

Windham road, Hyde Park 10 

Woodstock avenue, Brighton 4 

Westmount avenue, West Roxbury 4 

Wycliff avenue, West Roxbury 4 

During this year, orders were issued for the installa- 
tion of new units of 4,000 lumens and the replacement 
of old lighting units as follows: 

Single 
Units 

Ashford street, Dorchester 2 

Atkinson street, Roxbury 4 

Austin street, Hyde Park 4 

Beach street, Dorchester 5 

Beech street, West Roxbury 8 

Brackett street, Brighton 3 

Corey street. West Roxbury 25 

Coronado road, Hyde Park 2 

Dana avenue, Hyde Park 

Dale street. West Roxbury 

E street, South Boston 10 

Everdean street, Dorchester 

Frontenac street, Dorchester 

Gardner street, West Roxbury 

Greenhill street, Dorchester 

Grove street. West Roxbury 

Glenmont road, Brighton 8 

Hopewell road, Hyde Park 2 

Harvard street, Dorchester 59 

Hobart street, Brighton 8 

HoUingsworth street, Dorchester 2 

Magnolia street, Dorchester 2 

Mill street, Dorchester 1 

Montfern street, Brighton 4 

Middleton street, Dorchester 1 

Regis road, Dorchester 3 

Savin Hill avenue, Dorchester 20 

Seminole street, Dorchester 1 



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Single 
Units 

Sydney street, Dorchester 20 

South Hobart street, Brighton 1 

Townsend street, Roxbury 6 

WalUngford road, Brighton 3 

WycHff avenue. West Roxbury 2 



This year orders were issued for the installation of 
new units of 6,000 lumens and the replacement of old 
lighting units as follows : 

Single 
Units 

Alexander street, Dorchester 1 

Babcock street, Brighton 6 

Baker street. West Roxbury 51 

Bernard street, Hyde Park 3 

Corey street, West Roxbury 4 

Elm street, Dorchester 2 

Everett street, Dorchester 1 

Gardner street, West Roxbury 2 

Harvard street, Dorchester 3 

Hobart street, Brighton 2 

Mill street, Dorchester 1 

Townsend street, Roxbury 6 



Mercury Vapor Lighting Projects 
1961 

This year orders were issued on the following listed 
streets, main thoroughfares, and business areas for re- 
lighting with modern mercury vapor lighting of 20,000 
lumens : 



Adams street, Dorchester .... 

American Legion Highway, West Roxbury 

Avenue Louis Pasteur . 

Baker street, West Roxbury 

Centre street. West Roxbury 

Grove street, West Roxbury 

St. Alphonsus street, Roxbury 

Talbot avenue, Dorchester . 

Washington street, Dorchester 

St. Ann street, West Roxbury 

Washington street. West Roxbury 



Single 

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6 

132 

9 

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29 

2 

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15 

35 

3 

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St. Alphonsus street, Roxbury 3 

Savin Hill avenue, Dorchester 11 



TABLE 24 

SANITARY DIVISION 

Expenditures in 1961: 
PajTnents to refuse collection contractors .$2,158,451 45 
Payments for rental of Saugus land dump . 25,000 00 

Total collection contract and dump 

rental payments $2,183,451 45 

Payroll Totals were as follows: 

Administrative and general services . . $55,718 00 
Collection Section: 
Collection supervision .... 268,011 00 
Special cleaning (Dempster-Dumpster) 

(market and alleys) 250,153 00 

Disposal Section: 

Incinerator $388,510 55 

Dumps 74,547 31 463,057 86 

Total payroll $1,036,939 86 

Overtime payrolls were as follows: 

Collection Section: 

Supervision and special cleaning $19,740 77 

Disposal Section : 

Incinerator $52,912 08 

Dumps 6,053 92 58,966 00 

Total overtime payrolls $78,706 77 

Total Sanitary Division payrolls $1,115,646 63 

Incinerator operation and maintenance costs (other than 

labor) 176,896 44 

Payments on other contracts 2,373 50 

Supplies and materials (other than incinerator) . . 9,982 56 

Miscellaneous (advertising) 6,026 40 

Grand total expenditure $3,494,376 98 

Equipment Acquired: 

Nine (9) Model C-950 chassis and cabs . . . $56,369 00 

Nine (9) Refuse bodies 44,712 00 

Seven (7) Falcon station wagons 14,609 00 

Two (2) Pickup trucks 1-ton 4,364 00 

$120,054 00 



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District 


Contractor 


Monthly 

Contract 

Price 


Total 
Payments 


lA Charlestown 


Jeffries Disposal Corporation 


$5,500 
12,200 
4,200 
2,940 

6,550 
11,369 
24,630 
14,499 
11,990 
11,990 
27,430 
6,690 
9,800 
4,998 
7,500 

7,300 
7,460 


$16,500 


IB North and West Ends . . . 
IC Back Bay 


Ward General Contracting Company . . . . 
Dooley Brothers Inc. 


36,600 
12,600 


ID Stuart 


James A. Freaney, Inc 


8,820 


IE South End 


United Contracting Company, Inc., of 
Boston 






19,650 






34,107 


3 Dorchester (North) .... 


Dooley Brothers, Inc .... ... 


73,890 




43,497 


5 South Boston 


J F. Ryan, Inc . . 


35,970 






35,970 


7 Dorchester (South) 


Dooley Brothers Inc . 


82,290 




20,070 






29,400 


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W. J. Banfield Corporation 


14,994 






22,500 


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James A. Freaney, Inc . . 


22,380 








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10 — Permanent employees 
12 — Overtime 



21 — Communications .... 

22 — Light, heat, power 

26 — Repairs and maintenance of buildings 

and structures .... 
27 — Repairs and servicing of equipment 
28 — Transportation of persons 
29 — Miscellaneous contractual services 



32 — Food supplies 

33 — Heating supplies and materials 
34 — Household supplies and materials . 
36 — Office supplies and materials . 
39 — Miscellaneous supplies and materials 



49 — Miscellaneous current charges and 

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59 — Miscellaneous equipment 
7 — Sewerage works revenue .... 



$478,893 06 




22,573 73 






$501,466 79 




$628 76 




90,751 65 




17,716 97 




19,506 31 




1,199 12 




5,771 68 






$135,574 49 


$10 80 




4,349 32 




129 62 




356 44 




22,049 02 






$26,895 20 


$1,481 58 
$355 66 


$1,481 58 


355 66 


$150,116 10 


150,116 10 



Grand Total 
Regular budget items 
Sewerage works revenue 

Total .... 



$815,889 82 

$665,773 72 

150,116 10 

$815,889 82 



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TABLE 26 

SUMMARY OF SEWER CONSTRUCTION FOR TWELVE MONTHS 

ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1961 





Linear Feet 


Linear Feet 


Linear Feet 


Linear Feet 


Af.7e<i 


City Proper . . ... ... 


1,517 


323 90 


3 917 


5,757.90 


1 \ 


Roxbury 






















East Boston 






1 348 


1,348 


26 














Brighton 




751.95 




751.96 


0.14 


West Roxbury 


5,240.20 


916.40 


2,639 30 


8,795 90 


1 62 




2,526.72 






2,546.72 


0.48 


Hyde Park 


1,410.45 


884.60 




5,295.05 


1 01 








Totals 


13,694.37 


2.876.85 


7,904.30 


24,475.52 


4.60 







TABLE 27 

SUMMARY OF SEWER CONSTRUCTION FOR FIVE YEARS PREVIOUS 

TO JANUARY !, 1962 



1957 


1958 


1959 


1960 1961 


Built by city by contract or day 


Linear Feet 
17,133.24 
4,278.40 


Linear Feet 
8,269.26 
5,969.21 


Linear Feet 
20,464.64 
3,306.02 


Linear Feet 

6,408 

735 


Linear Feet 
13,694.37 


Built by private parties 


2,876.85 




7,904.30 














Totals 


21,411.64 


14,238.48 


23,770.66 


7.143 


24,476.62 







Public Works Department 77 

Catch Basins Constructed: 

Constructed during the year ... 114 

Abandoned during the year ... 30 

Net addition during the year ... 84 

Existing 1960 25,106 

Total 1961 25,190 

Construction Costs: 

Costof sewerage works under contract 1961 $222,055 93 
Price bid for sewerage works under con- 
tract 1961 $305,148 70 

Maintenance: 

Complaints received and investigated . 2,01 1 

Catch basins freed and/or repaired . . 1,640 

Sewer breaks repaired .... 129 

Sewers cleaned 17.4 miles 

House drains constructed .... 445 

House drains repaired 126 

Municipal liens reported to collector . 5, 1 22 

Sewage pumped 1961 35,332 M.D.C. 

Sewage pumped average flow ... 96.8 M.D.C. 

Pumping cost $6.65 per M.D.C. 

Expenditures: 

Construction $222,055.93 

Maintenance 815,889 82 

Total $1,037,945 75 

1,996 complaints were investigated and remedied where the Sewer 
Division had jurisdiction. 

1,763 catch basins were freed and repaired. 

17.4 miles of sewers were cleaned. 

453 house drains were constructed by licensed drainlayers, arid 126 
repairs under supervision of maintenance inspectors of the Sewer Division. 

32 broken sewers were repaired by departmental forces, embracing 
650 linear feet. 

11 broken sewers were repaired by contract forces, embracing 168 
linear feet. 



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TABLE 28 
TOTAL LENGTH OF SEWERS 



District 


Total 
Lengths 
BuUt 
During 
Twelve 
Months 
Ending 
December 
31, 1961 


Lengths 
Removed or 
Abandoned 

During 

Twelve 

Months 

Ending 
December 
31, 1961 


-Additional Lengths 

for the 

Twelve Months Ending 

December 31, 1961 




Linear Feet 


Linear Feel 


Linear Feet 


Miles 


City Proper 


5,757.90 


6,047 


5,757.90 


1.1 






South Boston 










East Boston 


1,348.00 




1,348.00 


0.25 








Brighton 


751.95 
8,795.90 
2,526.72 
5,295.05 




751.95 
8,795.40 
2,526.72 
5,295.05 


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West Roxbury 

Dorchester 




1.62 




0.48 


Hyde Park 




1.01 








Totals 


24,475.52 


6,047 


24.475.52 


4.60 







Common sewers and surface drains built previ- 
ous to January 1, 1961 

Common sewers and surface drains built between 
January 1 and December 31, 1961 

Common sewers and surface drains built ending 

December 31, 1961 

Abandoned sewers ending December 31, 1961 



City of Boston intercepting sewers connecting 
with Metropolitan sewers to December 31, 1961 

City of Boston main drainage intercepting sewers 
to December 31, 1961 



Miles 
1,303.36 



4.60 



1,307.96 
1.14 

1,306.82 

6.81 

24.12 



Grand total of common and intercepting sewers 

to December 31, 1961 1,337.75 

Total mileage of streets containing sewerage 

works to January 1, 1962 720.78 



Public Works Department 



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TABLE 29 
CATCH BASINS IN CHARGE OF SEWER DIVISION 





Catch Basins for Twelve Months Ending 
December 31, 1961 


Total for Whole City in 
Charge of Sewer Division 


Districts 


Number Built 
or Rebuilt 


Number 
Abandoned 
or Removed 


Net Increase 


Previous 

Report thru 

December 31, 

1960 


Previous 

Report thru 

December 31, 

1961 




22 


6 


43 
31 
12 


30 





















3,801 
3,560 
1.521 
1,231 
871 
2,154 
4,696 
5,757 
1,515 


3,793 


Dxbury 


3,560 




1,521 


ist Boston . .... 


1,237 




871 




2,154 




4,739 


orchester 


5,788 


yde Park 


1,527 






Totals 


114 


30 


84 


25,106 


25,190 







CALF PASTURE PUMPING STATION 
FOR YEAR 1961 

Total annual sewage flow .... 35,332.0 M. O. R. 
Average daily sewage flow . . . . 96.8 M. O. R. 

Pumping cost per million gallons . S6.65 per M. D. C. 



ANNUAL TOTAL OPERATING COSTS, 1961 

Labor $123,932 39 

Edison Power 73,673 83 

Fuel Oil No. 3 2,714 39 

Bottled Gas 121 20 

Supplies 5,397 81 

Miscellaneous Oil 61 07 

Ser\dce Orders 5,699 48 

Contract Services 22,626 00 

Telephones 384 00 

Total $234,610 17 



80 City Document No. 18 

TABLE 30 

WATER DIVISION 

Areas in which main pipe was laid or relaid is subdivided by districts, 
as follows: 

Extension Relaid 

Area No. 1 Linear Feet Linear Feet 

City Proper 6,185.5 0.0 

Roxbury 260.0 0.0 

East Boston 100.0 0.0 

Charlestown 0.0 0.0 

Area No. 2 

West Roxbury 1,904.0 0.0 

Hyde Park 2,4530 1,1930 

Brighton 0.0 0.0 

Area No. 3 

Dorchester 1,107.0 4,027.0 

South Boston 436.0 0.0 

12,445.5 5,222.0 

During the year 6.64 miles of main pipe were abandoned. 



METROPOLITAN CHARGES TO BOSTON FOR WATER 





Consumption 

in 

Million Gallons 


Charge at $80 
MiUion Gallons 


Proportion for 

Computing 
Share of Debt 


1961 . 


42,575.779 
42,330,766 
40,491,388 
41,028,346 
41,604,006 


$3,398,062 32 
3,386,461 28 
3,239,311 04 
3.282,267 68 
3,328,320 48 


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1959 


.540506 


1958 


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1957 


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TABLE 32 
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33 


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5 


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29 

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1,937 

29 


1,913 
126 

2 

1,911 

126 


6,791 
17 

10 

6,781 

17 


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13 

2 
13 


56 
56 


13 
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14 


4 
4 


67 
111 

67 
111 


62 
85 
147 


115 

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124 


11.653 
394 
95 


Abandoned during 1961 


114 


Total Public, December 31, 1961 . . 
Total Private, December 31, 1961.. 


11.634 
394 



Total hydrants in service, December 31, 1960 

Total hydrants added during 1961 

Total hydrants abandoned during 1961 

Total hydrants in service, December 31, 1961 

High pressure fire hydrants in service 1961 

Total hydrants (all kinds) in service, December 31, 1961 



12,047 
95 

114 
12,028 

468 
12,496 



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TABLE 35 
SCHEDULE OF BONDED DEBT DECEMBER 31, I96I 

Public Wats, Construction of Outside Debt Limit 



Rate 


Issued 


Due 


Amount 


li 


1952 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 
1957 
1957 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 


4-1-62 
10-1-62 
10-1-63 
10-1-69 

4-1-65 
11-1-62-65 

5-1-67 
10-1-67 
10-1-68 
11-1-69 
11-1-70 
11-1-71 


$100,000 


2 


200,000 


21 


400,000 


U 


600,000 
800,000 


21 


3 


500,000 


3 


600,000 


5 


300,000 


5 


700,000 


4 


1,200,000 


3^ . 


1,800,000 


3 


1,500,000 




$8,700,000 



Public Works Department 



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TABLE 36 

SCHEDULE OF BONDED DEBT DECEMBER 31, 1961 

Bridges, Construction of 
Inside Debt Limit 



Rate 


Issued 


Due 


Amount 


If 


1942 
1943 
1945 


12-1-62 
11-1-63 
12-1-65 


$12,000 


li 


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li 


34,000 




$60,000 



Outside Debt Limit 



1952 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1955 
1956 
1957 
1957 
1959 



4-1-72 


$275,000 


10-1-72 


155,000 


4-1-73 


340,000 


4-1-74 


900,000 


4-1-75 


350,000 


10-1-75 


350,000 


11-1-76 


580,000 


5-1-77 


160,000 


10-1-77 


400,000 


11-1-79 


450,000 



$3,960,000 



Bridges, Reconstruction and Repair 
Inside Debt Limit 



If. 



1950 



6-1-70 



$185,000 



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TABLE 37 
SCHEDULE OF BONDED DEBT, DECEMBER. 31, 1961 

Sewerage Works 
Inside Debt Limit 



Rate 


Issued 


Due 


Amount 


31 


1934 
1937 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1949 
1950 
1951 


11-1-64 
9-1-67 

12-1-67 
6-1-68 
8-1-69 

7-15-70 
12-15-71 

12-1-72 

12-1-73 
8-1-74 

12-1-75 
7-1-76 
5-1-77 

12-1-78 

12-1-79 

11-1-79 
6-1-80 

10-1-71 


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30,000 


2| 


112,000 


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32,000 


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22,000 


2 


60,000 


2 


110,000 


1| 


120,000 


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510,000 


2 


85,000 


2\ 


490,000 


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270,000 


If 


330,000 


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$3,083,000 



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TABLE 38 
SCHEDULE OF BONDED DEBT DECEMBER 31, 

Sewerage Works 
Outside Debt Limit 



1961 



Rate 



Issued 



Due 



Amount 



1952 
1953 
1955 
1955 
1957 
1957 
1960 
1960 
1961 



10-1-72 


$275,000 


10-1-73 


600,000 


3-1-75 


350,000 


10-1-75 


350,000 


5-1-77 


400,000 


10-1-77 


400,000 


11-1-79 


450,000 


11-1-80 


475,000 


11-1-81 


500,000 




$3,800,000 



The water rates were increased 50 per cent on July 1, 1961. 
The new rates are: 



Annual Meter Rates: 

First 80,000 cubic feet 

80,000 cubic feet — 4,000,000 cubic feet 

All over 4,000,000 cubic feet . 



Annual Minimum Rates: 

Meter Size: — f or less 



$20.00 



$50.00 



$75.00 



2r 

$150.00 



RATE PER THOUSAND 
CUBIC FEET 

$3.00 
2.50 
1.75 



SV 4V & up 
$300.00 $500.00 



Fire Pipe Charges, Annual: 

Pipe Diameter: — Up to 4" 

$50.00 



6" 8' & over 

$100.00 $200.00 



APPLICATION FOR SERVICE 

Main pipe petitions 26 

Domestic service 541 

Fire pipe service 91 

Sf>ecial meter tests 55 

Hydrant permits 9 

Repair deposits received 125 

Miscellaneous deposits 29 



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