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ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1962 

SEP 1 3 1965 




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 

1962 ANNUAL REPORT 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Page 
Letter of Transmittal 3 

Central Office 8 

Engineering Division 10 

Highway Division 12 

Sanitary Division 14 

Sewer Division 16 

Water Division 18 

Fiscal 21 

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 — 1963. 




ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1962. 



Boston, January 2, 1963. 

Hon. John F. Collins, 
Mayor of Boston. 

Dear Mr. Mayor: 

In accordance with the provisions of Section 25 of 
Chapter 3 of the Revised Ordinances of 1961, I re- 
spectfully submit the annual report of the Public Works 
Department and the Public Improvement Commission 
for the year ending December 31, 1962. 

This year personnel adjustments planned in the 1960 
reorganization of the department were substantially 
finalized. By the year's end, we were down to 1,453 
permanent employees. This practically achieves the 
target of 1,450 established in 1960. 

In general, our 1960 plan has proven itself. Our 
reductions in force have been carried out only through 
attrition. Hence, we continue to have surplus employees 
in some categories and shortages in others. Shortages 
only exist where we have been unable to find qualified 
personnel — available from Civil Service lists. 



4 City Document No. 18 

Further reduction in personnel can be made in the 
Water Division's Revenue Section when automated 
billing is established and in the Highway Division, 
Bridge Section when legislation permits discontinuing 
several additional drawbridges. Otherwise personnel 
reductions seem to be completed and it is quite probable 
that any positions eliminated hereafter will be more 
than offset by new positions. For example, it now 
appears that additional personnel must be provided at 
the incinerator and for the servicing of litter baskets. 
A substantial increase in engineering and inspection 
personnel will be needed for the public works construc- 
tion programs required to support redevelopment proj- 
ects. In engineering, and many other categories of 
personnel, the pendulum has swung, completely, from 
plenty to scarcities, and henceforth the department 
appears to be faced with the very serious problem of 
finding qualified candidates for employment. 

The total cost of operating Public Works in 1962 was 
$23,448,970.82, with revenue from the tax levy amount- 
ing to $10,176,319.37. This compares with a total cost 
of $23,028,556.22, with revenue from the tax levy 
amounting to $11,914,183, in 1959; and $20,062,306.94 
with revenue from the tax levy of $12,212,370.96 in 
1949. As reflected in the tax rate, Public Works costs 
amounted to 5.08 percent in 1962 as compared to 6.09 
percent in 1959, and 9.28 percent in 1949. It is im- 
probable that any substantial reduction in expenses may 
be anticipated. The policy of this department will be 
to continue to improve our methods and procedures to 
increase efficiency in our operations, but the resultant 
savings will be offset by spiralling costs. 

The Public Works in the City of Boston operates 
four vital programs: Highway construction and mainte- 
nance, Water distribution, expansion and maintenance, 
Sewer construction and maintenance, and Sanitation ;ie. 
the collection and disposal of household refuse and offal. 
Each of these services provides essential day-by-day 
services for a total population of at least one and one- 
half million persons including the resident population, 
workers, commuters, students and daily visitors. This 



Public Works Department 5 

work is not spectacular in nature and it is only in time 
of failure that it attracts public notice. Our 750 miles 
of highways, while in constant need of attention, provide 
as safe a transportation system as in any major city in 
the country. Our water system is unexcelled, except 
that many of the original mains are approaching obso- 
lescense. Our sewer and drainage systems, though ex- 
tremely old, seldom give trouble to property owners. 
However, sound preventative maintenance will require 
that a complete study of both systems be made within 
the foreseeable future, followed by a comprehensive 
program of reconstruction and revitalization. 

During the past year we have continued intensive 
efforts toward better departmental operations, by im- 
proved services, and by extending our programs for 
rehabilitation of facilities. In like manner, by more 
efficient procedure, careful planning and wise super- 
vision, we have kept Public Works costs below their 
1950 levels. 

Street lighting modernization has continued at a pace 
as fast as the Boston Edison Company can install new 
units. Approximately 1,500 units were installed in 1962. 

Highway reconstruction work started in 1962 
amounted to $3,454,969 as compared with $2,450,336 in 
1961 — $1,848,982 in 1960 — $1,642,995 in 1959. Our 
1963 program is expected to exceed $4,500,000. 

Roadway and sidewalk utility repairs continue to 
present a serious problem. In 1962, city contracts 
amounting to $303,846 were awarded to do this work 
as compared to $56,380 in 1959. 

In our Water Division, as a result of the rate increase 
of July 1961, adequate funds became available for the 
first time in several years, to reestablish a proper mainte- 
nance program. 

2,500 new water meters were purchased in 1962, the 
first such purchase in three years. 

Over 60 percent of the city's water system has now 
been covered in our Water Waste Survey which was 
inaugurated in 1960, water losses through leakage, 
faulty valves and defective meters have been reduced 
10 percent. 



6 City Document No. 18 

With funds from the newly enacted 1961 Sewer Use 
Charge, the entire sewer program was supported, thereby 
permitting a substantial reduction in the ad valorem 
tax. 

Over one quarter of a million tons of rubbish was 
collected by the Sanitation Division of this department. 
Measuring the quality of service by the number of 
complaints received, a reduction of 50 percent in the 
past three years will be noted. 

The archaic method of refuse disposal in the market 
area was replaced by a new system which has reduced 
costs 50 percent, and resulted in a cleaner market area. 

Since 1960, two of the city's three public refuse 
dumps have been closed, the Mile Road dumps being 
closed by legislative order (Chapter 583 of the Acts of 
1962), approved June 19, 1963. Plans are now being 
formulated for the construction of a second incinerator 
which will permit complete abandonment of open land 
dumps for the disposal of combustible household refuse. 

A centralized system for servicing litter baskets by 
the use of large modern trucks working from midnight 
to 8 a.m. has enabled the Sanitation Division to empty 
all litter baskets throughout the city with no more 
personnel than formerly serviced the central Boston 
district. 

Equipment modernization continued in 1962 by the 
replacement of approximately 75 pieces. Through ac- 
celerated replacements in the past three years, we have 
reduced the average age of our fleet from 6.2 to 4.2 
years. Assuming an 8-year life, an average age of 4 
years would be an optimum. 

In May, 1962, our motor equipment maintenance 
operations were placed on a two shift basis. This per- 
mits all preventive maintenance and minor repair work 
on equipment to be done from 4 p.m. to midnight after 
the regular work day and has greatly reduced the down 
time of our fleet. 

Personnel of the department has been reduced by 
1,015 positions since January 1, 1950. Operating ex- 
penses have been reduced by $293,199 in the same 
period, and net revenue has increased by $3,987,770. 



Public Works Department 7 

On Tuesday, October 30, 1962, a section of the main 
intercepting sewers of the Boston main drainage system 
located in Massachusetts avenue near Clapp street col- 
lapsed. This sewer carried the sanitary and storm flow 
from the downtown area as well as the flow from the 
Stony Brook valley to lower West Roxbury, and the 
Dorchester Brook Drainage area to Franklin Park. The 
unique method of design and construction of this section 
of sewer in 1879-1880, and the experience of 84 years 
actual use would be of interest to the engineering pro- 
fession. Massachusetts avenue was laid out as a high- 
way in anticipation of the construction of the main sewer. 
Borings showed beds of mud 20 to 86 feet below the 
surface of the marsh, between Clapp street and Maga- 
zine street, on the line of the proposed highway and 
sewer. In that era it was deemed difficult to build a 
stable sewer in such ground, and impossible to prevent 
the destruction of the sewer when the street would be 
filled over and above the sewer. So the street was filled 
before construction of the sewer. The settlement of the 
filling into the mud was so great 106,000 cubic yards of 
gravel was required, and the marsh level for 100 or more 
feet on both sides of the filled street was pushed up by 
the filling 8 to 14 feet. A surcharge, 20 feet wide at the 
top and 8 feet high, was put upon the street where the 
mud was deepest. As it was feared that a masonry 
structure would have broken during backfilling, a wooden 
sewer was adopted. This consisted of an external 
wooden shell, formed of 4-inch spruce plank, ten inches 
wide, every fourth plank being wedge shaped; and the 
whole securely spiked and treenailed together and lined 
with 4 inches of brick or concrete masonry. Sixty 
braces of 8-inch by 8-inch, or heavier, timber were re- 
quired for an 18 linear foot trench. Uneven pressures 
required the use of internal bracing to maintain the 
proper shape until the trench was backfilled. The cut 
was 32 to 36 feet. The vertical diameter of the shell was 
4 inches greater than that required for the lining to 
allow for settlement and compression of the timber, so 
that if the sewer settled as a whole the bottom could 
be brought to true grade. The length of this section 



8 City Document No. 18 

was 1,894 linear feet, and the whole section settled in 
a long curve approximately 18 inches below the grade 
of the sewer. This sewer was in use for 86 years and 
upon excavating to make repairs it was found that a few 
of the planks in the upper arch had floated free. The 
failure appeared to have been in the oak tree nails. 
The entire section should be rebuilt, but will be deferred 
until the completion of the Deer Island Treatment Plant 
of the Metropolitan District Commission, when it can 
be rebuilt in a smaller size with a corresponding savings 
in construction costs. 

The operation of the department is performed by the 
following subdivisions. 

The Central Office 

The Central Office is made up 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 functions of the Administrative Branch include: 
the preparation and processing of correspondence, pur- 
chase supply requisitions, service orders, contracts, 
payrolls, personnel requisitions for transfers, promo- 
tions and terminations, the keeping of all required 
records and files, and provides all services required by 
the Public Improvement Commission. 

The Maintenance Branch provides for the repair and 
maintenance of the departmental automotive equip- 
ment; the supervision and maintenance of all depart- 
mental buildings and property; the operation of four 
garages; the operation of a blacksmith shop; a sweeper 
repair shop; a building maintenance shop; and the 
operation of an around-the-clock two-way radio station 
and switchboard. The labor force of the Maintenance 
Branch was 107, December 31, 1962. The automotive 
equipment of the Public Works Department consists of 
423 units. The Highland Street Garage contains 8,200 
square feet of floor space, and annually repairs approxi- 
mately 8,000 vehicles. A schedule of monthly lubrica- 
tion is set up for all vehicles, which are checked at the 



Public Works Department 9 

time for defects. A second shift was inaugurated oper- 
ating from 4 p.m. to 12 midnight to do lubrication work, 
and eliminating out-of-service time for the automotive 
equipment. 

The Albany Street Garage contains floor areas total- 
ling 22,000 square feet and is used for garaging trucks 
and dispensing gasoline and oil. During the winter 
months repairs to chains are made here, and this is the 
semi-annual inspection station for Area 1. 

The Albany Street Blacksmith Shop maintains snow- 
plows, street sweeper brooms and runners, disposal 
boxes, etc. About 300 snowplow frames and plows are 
installed and repairs are made to cutting edges, plow 
wheels, semi-circles and curb bumpers. Work of like 
nature is performed for other divisions of the department. 

The Albany Street switchboard and two-way short 
wave radio base station are located at the Albany 
Street Water Yard, and operate on a 24-hour, 7 days 
a week basis. The operators are in constant contact 
with the vehicles which are equipped as mobile stations. 
A closed circuit teletype system and base radio stations 
n 10 highway district offices link these districts with 
their vehicles and the central snow removal head- 
quarters at Albany street. 

The Maintenance Branch maintains a garage at 
Forest Hills. It has a floor area of 8,400 square feet. 
It is now equipped with a security system. The Public- 
Works Department exchanged land with the M.T.A. 
at this location to the mutual benefit of both parties. 

The Hancock Street Garage contains a floor area of 
8,800 square feet, and is used, as is the Forest Hills 
garage, for the dispensing of gasoline and oil and repair 
work. 

The Maintenance Branch continues the practice of 
training employees in preventative maintenance. 

A closer check on gasoline use is now in full operation. 
By the use of graphotype embossing and tipping ma- 
chines, city employees are registered and identified by 
embossed cards and no gasoline is dispensed without the 
embossed record. We now have a complete factual 
record of gas consumption. 



10 City Document No. 18 

The Maintenance Branch purchased 81 pieces of 
equipment which with steam cleaners, service recorders 
and hoists amounted to an expenditure of $237,011 from 
the 1962 appropriation. Twenty-four sand spreaders 
and two-way snowplows were purchased for $48,460 
from the snow removal appropriation. 

The Permit Branch issues all permits under the juris- 
diction of this department. During the year, 17,033 
permits were issued. Total receipts amounted to 
$234,664.84; special accounts $4,646.42; deposit accounts 
$680,139.04 and a grand total of $919,450.30. 

In April 1962, the cashiering operations of the Water 
Division were transferred to the Permit Branch, and 
in June 1962 all cashiering operations of the depart- 
ment were also transferred to this branch. 

Engineering Division 

The Engineering Division is made up of four sections: 
Administration; Planning and Programming; Survey; 
and Design. 

The Administrative Section performs all duties of an 
administrative nature relating to the processing and 
maintenance of records of personnel, supplies, reproduc- 
tions, correspondence, and engineering costs. The 
reproduction unit of this section furnished blueprints, 
ozalid prints, autopositives, photostats, and photo- 
graphs, required by the other divisions of the depart- 
ment on authorized requisitions. Similar service was 
furnished to the public at a fee of $1.00 per copy, with 
an income from this source of $406.50. This unit 
produced 25,804 photostats; 647 blueprints; 38,189 
ozalids; and 395 autopositives. Photographic service 
by the unit made 3,677 negatives; 1,828 4-inch by 5- 
inch prints; and 2,760 8-inch by 10-inch prints. 

Planning and Programming Section. This section pre- 
pared all the engineering and construction program for 
the Public Works Department. This program involved 
the highway, water, sewer, bridge and street lighting 
facilities. This section performed other services as 
directed by the Public Improvement Commission. 
The section chief served as Public Improvement En- 
gineer and attended 28 hearings of the commission. 



Public Works Department 11 

This section maintained liaison with the Massachu- 
setts Department of Public Works, Boston Traffic and 
Parking Department, Fire Department, Police Depart- 
ment, Sewer Division, Water Division, Highway Divi- 
sion, and all public utilities. 

Where possible, all programs were coordinated with 
proposed plans of the Boston Redevelopment Authority. 

The Planning and Programming Section scheduled 
field surveys for the Survey Section; scheduled prepara- 
tion of construction plans by the Design Section; and 
prepared monthly groups for advertising for bids for 
reconstruction of streets; Checked survey plans of 
Commonwealth on Chapter 90 projects. 

Fourteen streets totalling 44,115 linear feet, were 
reconstructed at a cost of $920,000 under the 1962 
Chapter 90 program. 

This section also maintained project progress charts, 
investigated and reported on complaints from all 
sources, kept cost records of engineering projects sub- 
ject to Federal governmental participation, arranged 
processing of builders' plot plans; reviewed and made 
recommendations on plans for public utilities installa- 
tions, sidewalk openings, plans and profiles of work 
done by developers on minimum specifications private 
ways. This section developed and distributed maps for 
snowplowing routes, snow removal areas, and sanding 
routes. 

Survey Section. This section made 21 surveys and 
plans for the laying out of highways totalling 2.17 miles; 
one hundred and fifty land court plans were checked; 
twenty survey and reports were made on street floodings ; 
sewer profiles were made for a total length of 2,500 
linear feet; and 117 surveys and 40 plans were made for 
highway reconstruction of highways totalling 20.6 miles. 

This section made five survey and plans for the widen- 
ing and relocation of 0.72 miles of highways. Six 
surveys and plans were made for the discontinuance of 
0.38 miles of highways. Twenty-two surveys and plans 
were made for the taking of 1.78 miles of easements 
for sewerage purposes. Twenty-six profiles for highway 
construction totalling 2.9 miles were made. Two 



12 City Document No. 18 

sidewalk assessment plans for 0.14 miles of sidewalk 
were made. Twelve surveys and plans were made for 
minimum specification pavements totalling 0.95 miles. 
Survey and plans were made for specific repairs and 
widenings (Chapter 90) involving 14.5 miles. Surveys, 
profiles, and calculations were made in connection with 
the Government Center. 

Design Section. The Design Section prepares all 
plans, estimates, specifications and contract forms 
relating to the design and construction of highway, 
bridge, sewer, and water facilities. This section designed 
grades in connection with the construction and re- 
construction of highways and sewers. All plot plans 
submitted to the Building Department were checked for 
approval as to grades and availability of sewer and 
water facilities. Petitions for licenses for built-over 
sewers built within sewer easements were checked for 
approval. This section investigated five major drainage 
areas for the computation of sizes for sewerage and 
drainage facilities. 

Highway Division 

The Highway Division is comprised of three sections: 
Construction, Maintenance, and Street Lighting. The 
division supervises and performs all services incidental 
to the construction and reconstruction of highways 
and sidewalks; highway maintenance work, snow re- 
moval, street cleaning, and catch-basin cleaning; the 
operation and maintenance of bridges; and the installa- 
tion and maintenance of street lights. 

The Construction Section supervised the construction 
or reconstruction of 137 streets during the year at an 
expenditure of $2,127,262.84, and expended $281,897.51 
for the construction and repair of bridges. Chapter 90 
projects completed during the year were Park street, 
Dorchester, between Adams street and Freeport street ; 
Dorchester avenue, Dorchester, between Columbia road 
and Andrew square; American Legion Highway, West 
Roxbury, between Blue Hill avenue and Cummins 
Highway ; Amory street, West Roxbury, between Atherton 
street and Green street; Washington street, Brighton, 



Public Works Department 13 

between Cambridge street and Brookline town line and 
at Cambridge street, and Winship street, between 
Washington street and Chestnut Hill avenue; Sullivan 
square, Charlestown, on Rutherford avenue, Alford 
street, Main street, and Mystic avenue; Harvard street, 
Dorchester, Blue Hill avenue and Washington street; 
Columbia road, Dorchester, between Buttonwood street 
and Edward Everett square; Washington street, Dor- 
chester, between Gallivan Boulevard and Morton street; 
and Ashmont street, Dorchester, between Dorchester 
avenue and Neponset avenue. 

The Maintenance Section performed sidewalk and 
roadway repairs on and cleaned and flushed 750 miles of 
streets; cleaned 3,817 catch basins; maintained and 
operated 8 drawbridges; maintained 83 other bridges. 

The Street Lighting Section ordered the installation of 
153-2,500 lumen lamps in 31 streets; 98-4,000 lumen 
lamps in 17 streets; 4-6,000 lumen lamps in 2 streets; 
62-3,500 lumen mercury vapor lamps in 18 streets; 
190-7,000 lumen mercury vapor lamps in 21 streets; 
42-11,000 lumen mercury vapor lamps in 3 streets; and 
433-20,000 lumen mercury vapor lamps in 24 streets. 

Snow Removal. The past winter turned out to be an 
average year for snow plowing and removal. For each 
major storm, we had approximately 340 plows in opera- 
tion compared with less than 200 available for the March 
1960 blizzard. This additional equipment is the result 
of an improved city-owned fleet and the hiring of 
privately-owned trucks in fleets from contractors 
rather than renting individually-owned equipment. 

This year, a highly successful Snow Emergency 
Center was operated for the processing of all snow 
complaints and the coordination of Public Works 
activities with Traffic, Police, Civilian Defense, MTA, 
and the many agencies activated during snow emer- 
gencies. 

This season, for the first time we have established a 
force of snow fighters on duty 24 hours — 7 days a week. 
This permits much faster action when road conditions 
suddenly become hazardous. 



14 City Document No. 18 

Snow Removal and Plowing expenditures amounted 
to $812,479.30 and 104,724 cubic yards of snow were 
removed from the highways. 

Sanitary Division 

The Sanitary Division is composed of three sections: 
Administrative, Collection and Disposal. 

The Administrative Section supervises the functions 
and operation of the division, the preparing of con- 
tracts, the processing of payments, reports, correspond- 
ence and complaints, compilation and evaluation of 
inspectors' reports and daily reports of Collection and 
Disposal Sections' progress reports, processing applica- 
tions for permits. This section also prepares budget 
requests and supervises the Snow Emergency Center. 

Collection Section. The 1961 refuse and collection 
contracts provided for renewal in 1962, at the option 
of the city. In reliance with this provision, the 1962 
contracts were renewed, with the city assuming 75 
percent of the seven cent per hour increase granted 
contractors, drivers, and helpers, at an added cost of 
approximately SI 7,500 for the year. Total expenditures 
for refuse collection contracts amounted to $2,162,254.63. 

A marked improvement in collection service was 
during the year. 

The newly established group of Sanitation Inspectors 
continued serving violation notices on persistent vio- 
lators of the ordinances. Waste collection inspectors 
performed a similar service which has resulted in a 
sharp reduction in this source of street litter. Much 
more is required in the field of tax-payer education and 
cooperation — liaison between the Public Works Depart- 
ment and the Health and Police Departments to enforce 
these requirements. 

During the year police officers formerly attached to 
the Sanitary Division were returned to their stations. 
Complaints calling for police enforcement are now 
forwarded to the local police station. 

The South End and northern Roxbury alleys have 
been cleaned daily. 



Public Works Department 15 

Dempster-Dumpster boxes, recepticals of four-yard 
capacity, which formerly were placed throughout the 
Back Bay and South End sections, to prevent the dis- 
posal of rubbish and offal in the alleys were removed. 
It was found that these recepticals were being used by 
nonresidents and were creating a greater nuisance than 
that which they were intended to correct. Closer 
supervision of rubbish disposal and stricter enforcement 
of antilitter legislation appear to be the solution of this 
problem. 

During the year, cleaning the market area was trans- 
ferred to the Highway Division and servicing city-wide 
litter baskets was transferred to the Sanitary Division. 
This service is performed by a night shift using two 
Packer type trucks on a five-day basis, and on Friday 
and Saturday the same vehicles were used in the Black- 
stone street market area. 

The Disposal Section provided for the disposal of the 
city's refuse. Formerly this refuse was disposed at four 
land dumps and the incinerator. By legislative action 
the City of Boston was authorized and directed to 
prohibit the dumping of trash or refuse in the area 
known as Calf Pasture, Mile road and Columbia Point. 
This closed the city-maintained dump and a privately- 
maintained dump at this locus, and left the city with 
only a land dump at Gardner street, West Roxbury. 
To cope with this situation service orders were issued 
for disposal of rejected material and an advertised con- 
tract was let for the removal of incinerator residue. 

The garbage transfer stations at Victory road and at 
Gardner street were in operation throughout the year, 
for the disposal of garbage collected in Dorchester north 
and south, Wext Roxbury and Brighton. Until April 
1961 contracts for the purchase of garbage were executed, 
whereby the city derived compensation. Recent strin- 
gent federal and state health regulations requiring the 
boiling of garbage to be fed hogs, made this type of 
contract unprofitable to the hog farmers, and no bids 
were received on the 1962 contracts. Two contracts 
requiring the city to compensate the hog farmers were 
let in April, so that for 13 weeks the city received com- 



16 City Document No. 18 

pensation under the 1961 contract and during the 
balance of the year, or 13 weeks, one day, the city paid 
a total of $19,600 under the 1962 contract. 

The city renewed its contract for providing a refuse 
disposal plant in Saugus, Mass. This handles all the 
refuse from East Boston, and a portion from Charles- 
town and downtown Boston. The yearly payment 
was $24,000. 

The South Bay Incinerator operated with four 
rotating shifts until March of this year. In August, 
the shifts were reduced to sixteen, resulting in more 
frequent cooling of the furnaces thus accelerating 
maintenance operations. 

Two maintenance contracts, one for Mechanical 
and Electrical repairs and one for repairs to refactories 
were awarded. The burners of boilers were changed 
from mechanical to steam atomized burners. 

A program of rodent control was maintained during 
the year. 

The Sewer Division 

The Sewer Division is composed of three sections: 
Administrative, Maintenance, and Construction. 

The Administrative Section prepared budgetary 
requests; kept employees time records; prepared req- 
uisitions; forwarded service orders and receiving notices 
to the Central Office; collected statistics; and furnished 
information to the public and employees regarding 
activities, regulations, and legal responsibilities. 

The Maintenance Section cleaned 13.4 miles of 
sewers; freed and /or repaired 2,403 catch basins and 
manholes; repaired 36 sewers; inspected construction 
or repair of 445 house drains ; received and investigated 
2,891 complaints; and reported on 4,903 municipal 
lien certificates. 

The Construction Section supervised the entire 
sewerage construction program from field layout to 
final inspection. It furnished data for payments, and 
record plans of each project. During the year 5.8 
miles of sewers and surface drains were constructed. 



Public Works Department 17 

The Sewer Use Charge implemented by the City 
Council in late 1961, is now in operation. It provides 
funds for sewer maintenance and debt requirements. 
The original minimum rate was reduced from $12 to $5. 

Repairs to the first major break in the main inter- 
cepting sewer of the Boston Mainage System were 
made. A second break described above is being repaired. 

After a half century of reports and studies, legislation 
was finally passed and the actual filling of the highly 
polluted Roxbury Canal was begun. Under the pro- 
visions of Chapter 762, of this year, approved July 26, 
1962, the state department of public works is authorized 
and directed to improve South Bay, Roxbury Canal, 
Dorchester Brook, and part of Fort Point Channel, by 
the construction of conduit system to provide for the 
discharge of storm water, surface drainage, and sewage 
overflow. The expenditures under this act are not to 
exceed $5,000,000. Upon completion of the above 
work, the Commonwealth shall convey to the City of 
Boston, without consideration, all right, title, and 
interest of the Commonwealth in and to said conduit 
system, and it shall thereafter be operated and main- 
tained by the Public Works Department of the City of 
Boston. Upon completion the Commonwealth shall also 
convey all its right, title, and interest in and to South 
Bay, Roxbury Canal, Dorchester Brook, and that part 
of Fort Point Channel southwesterly of Dover street; 
and the city shall thereupon proceed to improve the 
site by filling. 

The city, acting by its Commissioner of Real Prop- 
erty, may sell or lease or otherwise dispose of any land 
so filled, provided the sale is by public auction; and pro- 
vided further that until the Commonwealth is reim- 
bursed in full for all sums paid by it for the construction, 
with interest and financing charges, the city will pay 
the Commonwealth one half of all proceeds of such sale, 
lease or other disposition. The act was declared an 
emergency and took effect July 26, 1962. Preliminary 
work was started immediately. 

The division acquired one electric sewer cleaning 
machine; one three-inch diaphragm pump; three Falcon 
station wagons; and four Ford truck service vans. 



18 City Document No. 18 

Expenditures amounted to $710,044.42 for construc- 
tion, and $640,401.82 for maintenance. 

Water Division 

The Water Division is composed of three sections: 
Construction, Maintenance, and Revenue, and provides 
for the construction, replacement, expansion, mainte- 
nance 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 3.13 miles of water pipes varying in size from 4 inches 
to 12 inches in diameter. Twenty-seven new hydrants 
were installed, 78 hydrants changed and 10 hydrants 
abandoned, making a net increase of 17 hydrants. 

The Maintenance Section supplied official informa- 
tion in reference to hydraulic problems, main pipe and 
service pipe locations, processing applications for new or 
enlarged domestic and fire services, keeping of records, 
plans, pressure charts, and general supervision of the 
three Water Division yards. 

The Pitometer Associates of New York, experts in 
the field of locating hidden water leaks, under contract 
in connection with a water waste survey of area No. 1-B 
continue with success. Their three-year survey has 
resulted in a saving of 6,529,000 gallons of water per 
day; under-registration of large meters has been cor- 
rected; and main line gates found to be defective have 
been restored to peak efficiency. 

There are three area yards in this division, area No. 1 
located at 710 Albany street to maintain main lines, 
service and fire pipes, hydrants and gates, and provide 
emergency service for Charlestown, North and West 
Ends, Back Bay, South End, East Boston, and Rox- 
bury. This yard also maintains emergency city-wide 
service around the clock. 

The area No. 2 yard located at 327 Forest Hills 
street, Jamaica Plain, renders similar service during the 
working day in Jamaica Plain, Brighton, West Roxbury, 
and Hyde Park. 



Public Works Department 19 

The area No. 3 yard, located at 160 Hancock street, 
Dorchester, provides similar service during the working 
day in Dorchester and South Boston. 

The Maintenance Shop handles all drilling services, 
and in the case of emergency, in the area yards. They 
machine and assemble 4-inch and 6-inch corporation 
and tapping gates; repair defective hydrants; repair 
defective gates; and rebuild corporation, tapping, and 
high pressure gates. The meter shop installs and 
maintains meters; tests meters; and maintains records 
of all meters in and out of service. 

Contracts were awarded for 1,000 5/8-inch magnetic 
meters, and 1,000 5/8-inch disc meters. The magnetic 
type meter is a relatively new meter, thought to have a 
longer life-span, since it has no stuffing box, and the 
gears in the recording instrument are not maintained 
within the flow area. They are tamper-proof, and the 
recording instrument may be removed without interrup- 
tion of the flow through the meter. A comparison of 
performance between the both types will be made. 

The Revenue Section processed all functions in re- 
lation to revenue from water supply and service. These 
functions include: reading approximately 95,000 meters 
quarterly; preparing 400,000 bills amounting to $9,631,- 
658.77; maintaining records of paid and unpaid water 
bills; ordering the testing, repairing, installing, and 
removing meters; and receiving and adjusting water 
complaints. Assistance was rendered the Sewer Di- 
vision in setting up and operating the sewer use charge. 

The metropolitan water assessment for 1962 amounted 
to $3,519,425.44 for 43,992,818,000 gallons of water 
at the rate as established by the legislature of $80 per 
million gallons. This Metropolitan water rate produced 
a deficit in 1962 amounting to $5,460,000. This was 
bonded under authority of Chapter 549 of the Acts of 
1946. The outstanding debt for deficit financing, as 
of June 30, 1962, was $46,245,000. This rate of $80 
per million gallons was increased to $120 per million 
gallons, by authority of Chapter 723 of the Acts of 1962, 
approved July 23, 1962. 



20 City Document No. 18 

Legislation 

The following legislation enacted by the General 
Court of Massachusetts pertains to the Public Works 
Department and/or the Public Improvement Com- 



Chapter 234. An Act increasing the time for recording 
of orders for betterment assessments. [30 to 90 days. J 

Chapter 607. An Act increasing the term for which 
cities and towns may borrow money for highway purposes 
in anticipation of reimbursement by the Commonwealth and 
County. 

Chapter 696. An Act providing for furnishing security 
for payment ot transportation charges to transporters of 
materials, appliances and equipment used or employed in 
public construction. 

Chapter 377. An Act regulating the use of funds re- 
ceived by a city or town from takings by eminent domain 
by another governmental unit. 

Chapter 337. An Act prohibiting piling snow on fire 
hydrants so as to conceal the same or cover their outlets. 

Chapter 723. An Act providing for an increase in the 
rate per million gallons to be charged cities and towns which 
are members of the Metropolitan Water District ($80 to 
$120). 

Chapter 626. An Act establishing a maximum charge for 
towing away vehicles during snow removal operations. 

Chapter 380. An Act authorizing cities and towns to 
make one appropriation when making a loan for the con- 
struction, reconstruction, surfacing and resurfacing streets 
and sidewalks and for the installation of curbing. 

Chapter 367. An Act prohibiting the disposal of house- 
hold garbage and refuse in trash barrels placed on public 
highways for the convenience of the traveling public. 

Chapter 583. An Act prohibiting the dumping of refuse 
or trash in a certain section of the Dorchester District of the 
City of Boston. Mile Road dumps. 

Chapter 762. An Act providing for the filling and im- 
provement of South Bay, Roxbury Canal and Dorchester 
Brook and certain territories adjacent thereto. 

Chapter 702. An Act providing for the acquisition by the 
Commonwealth of all rights in certain tidewaters in the City 
of Boston and for the maintenance of certain bridges over 
the same without a draw. [Fort Point Channel.] 

Chapter 782. An Act relative to the accelerated highway 
program. 

The Boston City Council passed the following ordi- 
nances pertaining to the Public Works Department 



Public Works Department 21 

and/or the Public Improvement Commission during 
the year 1962: 

Chapter 1. Providing further against Jittered streets. 

Chapter 2. Concerning the removal of vehicles interfer- 
ing with the plowing or removal of snow. 

Chapter 7. Requiring dogs be controlled so as not to foul 
sidewalks of streets in the City of Boston. 

Chapter 13. Relative to the annual charges for the use of 
common sewers. 

Chapter 14. Relative to the annual charges for the use 
of common sewers. 

Fiscal 
From general funds the department received the 
1961 balance of $458,897.79; there were appropriations 
of $9,252,963 plus $100,000 transferred to this depart- 
ment for a total amount available of $9,811,860.79. 
The total expenditures were $9,356,847.06, with a 
balance in the treasury of $2,999.95, and $452,013.78 
carried over to 1963. Of this amount $4,112,603.24 
was expended for personal services; $4,533,885.99 for 
contractual services; $463,862.82 for supplies and ma- 
terials; $3,826.40 for current charges and obligations; 
$188,266.10 for equipment; $51,104.85 for structures 
and improvements; and $3,297.66 for land and non- 
structual improvements to land. 

In special funds water service, there was a 1961 
balance of $1,067,680.12; plus $8,775,943.84 revenue 
received in 1962; less $757,665.98 transferred from; 
making $9,085,957.98 the total amount available. Ex- 
penditures amounted to $6,981,024.11, made up of the 
following items Collecting Division: $179,511; Public 
Works $781,964; Public Works Water Service $2,219,- 
170.52; Metropolitan District Water Assessment $3,- 
505,872; Pensions and Annuities $286,946.95; and State 
Boston Retirement System $97,559.64; $13,553.44 state 
assessment overestimate; leaving an unexpended bal- 
ance of $278,332.31 and an unencumbered balance of 
$1,813,148.12. 

In the special funds sewer service, revenue received 
during 1962 amounted to $2,762,046.59; expenditures 
amounted to $3,022,772.20; creating a deficit of $418,- 
204.73 to be raised in the 1963 tax levies; a state assess- 
ment overestimate of $124,635.31; leaving an unex- 



22 City Document No. 18 

pended balance of $2,078.18 and state assessment 
overestimate of $30,765.63. The expenditures of $3,- 
022,772.20 is broken down as follows: Collecting Division 
$29,000; Public Works $147,229; Public Works Sewer 
Service $633,425.58; Metropolitan District Sewer Assess- 
ments $1,366,725.16; Debt and Interest $623,643.82; 
Pensions and Annuities $165,015.42; and State-Boston 
Retirement System $57,733.22. 

Revenue received from betterments amounted to 
$270,079.18. As of December 31, 1962, loans were 
authorized and unissued as follows: Bridges, construc- 
tion of $1,700,000; Public Ways, construction of $3,- 
800,000; Departmental equipment $500,000; and Sewer- 
age works $1,000,000. 

Receipts and expenditures for bridges construction of, 
were: $487,429.19 balance from 1961; $232,918 revenue 
received in 1962; $300,000 loans issued in 1962; amount 
available $1,020,347.19; total expenditures $644,192.01; 
unexpended $316,155.18; loans authorized but not 
issued $1,700,000; unliquidated balance $189,729.71; 
unencumbered balance $1,886,425.47. 

Receipts and expenditures for public ways, construc- 
tion of were: Balances from 1961, $544,617.92; revenue 
received in 1962, $310,418.26; loans issued in 1962, 
$1,700,000; amount available $2,555,036.18; total ex- 
penditures $2,549,122.86; unexpended balance $5,913.32; 
loans authorized but not issued $3,800,000; unliquidated 
$1,778,286.83; unencumbered $2,027,626.49. 

Receipts and expenditures for sewerage works were: 
Balance from 1961, $539,712.96; revenue received in 
1962, $3,546.83; loans issued in 1962, $500,000; total 
available $1,043,259.79; total expenditures, $699,184.11; 
unexpended balance, $344,075.68; loans authorized but 
not issued, $1,000,000; unliquidated balance, $419,527; 
unencumbered balance, $924,548.68. 

Appended hereto is the report submitted by the 
Public Improvement Commission, and statistical data 
relative to the activities of the various divisions for 1962. 
Respectfully submitted, 

James W. Haley, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



Public Works Department 



23 



TABLE 1. GRADE AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 



The records of the department show that there are now 1,600 
persons eligible for employment in the several divisions, and of 
that number, 1,453 were upon the January 2, 1963 payrolls. 



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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT — PERMIT BRANCH 

1962 
TABLE 2 

CASH RECEIPTS 

Permits, signs . $88,254 45 

Permits, opening and occupation 45,700 61 

Engineering and inspection fees, street opening accounts . 41,210 98 

Licenses, sidewalk 21,590 80 

Rental of city land (under control P.W.D.) .... 17,04950 

Sewer inspection fees 12,775 00 

Dump permit tickets 4,106 00 

Water use (through citv hydrants) 3,574 50 

Contract books (sale) " 350 00 

Notifications to abutters 30 00 

Engineering reproductions 23 00 

Total cash receipts $234,664 84 $234,664 84 

SPECIAL ACCOUNTS 

Sewer Department, nonrevenue (inspectors salaries, etc.) . $3,388 23 

Water division, damage to city property .... 1,258 19 

Total special accounts $4,646 42 4,646 42 

DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS 

Water deposits $111,346 22 

Street opening account (drain, water, etc.) .... 108,785 15 

Street opening account special (Public Service Corps.) . 460,007 67 

Total deposit accounts $680,139 04 $680,139 04 

Grand total $919,450 30 



30 City Document No. 18 

TABLE 3 

DEPOSIT RECEIPTS 
ISSUED 

Permits, signs 7,488 

Permits, opening and occupation 3,402 

Permits, special 180 

Permits, public service corporations 3,067 

Permits, city departments, no fees 865 

Licenses, sidewalks 340 

Permits, sewer, new connections 320 

Permits, sewer, repairs 122 

Deposits, street opening account 634 

Deposits, water account 615 

Total permits issued 17,033 



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TABLE 5 

Automotive Eouipment 

Passenger cars 72 

Jeep and jeeps with gutter vacuum 3 

|- to 1-ton pickup trucks 37 

2- to 15-ton dump trucks 148 

2- to 5-ton catch-basin cleaning trucks 5 

f- to 1-ton utility trucks 22 

l§-ton walk-in vans 4 

2-ton 7-man cab emergency trucks 2 

2-ton back hoe and hydrocrane truck 1 

2- to 3-ton platform trucks 2 

2-ton platform with compressor trucks 4 

|- to l|-ton trucks with compressor 2 

Compressor trailers 14 

2-to 6-ton derrick trucks 3 

Wrecker trucks 3 

2- to 3-ton lumber trucks 2 

Miscellaneous trucks 6 

Flusher truck (9 tanks) 1 

Street sweepers 32 

Small sweepers 2 

Sidewalk rollers 2 

Frontend bucket loaders 25 

Tractor shovels 3 

Crawler tractors 3 

Crane 1 

Grader 1 

Snowfighting trucks 18 

Snow loader 1 

Rear bucket loaders 2 

Cushman truckster 1 

423 



Public Works Department 33 



TABLE 6 

New equipment purchased from 1962 Appropriation: 

12 F250 pickup trucks $18,068 

12 Powers bodies for above 7,620 

10 Falcon station wagons 20,599 

4 C850 trucks 15,522 

12 F850 trucks 60,397 

12 Dump bodies 4 cubic yards .... 14,088 

2 C1100 trucks 15,562 

1 C1100 tractor 8,300 

2 Load packer bodies 16 cubic 

yards. . 10,608 

4 Catch basin cleaning dump 

bodies 8 cubic yards 6,020 

1 Elgin street sweeper 8,847 

6 Flusher tanks 2,000 gallons . . . 24,396 

1 Welding machine 2,043 

1 Cushman truckster 1,500 

1 Wrecker trucks 17,384 

Miscellaneous equipment steam 

cleaners, service recorders, 

hoists, etc 6,057 

$237,011 

From snow removal appropriation : 

12 Sand spreaders 33,472 

12 Two-way snow plows 14,988 

48,460 

1 Snow melting machine on order 

1962 Expenditures 

1 — Personal services $712,278 

2 — Contractual services 129,402 

3 — Supplies and materials 211,280 

4 — Fees 2,995 

5 — Equipment 237,01 1 

1961 carryover 27,308 

$1,320,274 

Snow removal 131,014 



34 City Document No. 18 

TABLE 7 
SURVEY SECTION 

Public Highways Laid Out 

Twenty-one (21) surveys and plans were made for the laying 
out of 2.17 miles of public highways, as follows: 

District Length 

in Feet 

DOKCHESTER 

Arbellaroad 210 

Banfield street 500 

Desmond road 350 

Messinger street 490 

Monterey avenue 300 

Orlando street 500 

Packard avenue 510 

St. Gregory street 645 

Hyde Park 

Charles street 300 

Church street 400 

Dell terrace 350 

Goff street 700 

Edgewater drive 1,200 

Manion street 500 

West Roxbury 

Brookside avenue 1,400 

Gould street 280 

Neponset court 200 

New Park avenue 412 

Northdale road 1,200 

Slocum road 315 

Surreyhill lane 700 



Public Works Department 35 

TABLE 8 

Surveys for Highway Reconstruction 

Length 

District in Feet 

Boston Proper 

Buswell street 532 

Fairfield street 1,096 

Public Alley No. 440 550 

Public Alley No. 441 620 

Grove street 100 

Arundel street 280 

Chestnut street 665 

Marlborough street 4,800 

River street 810 

Bay State road 3,013 

Charles street . . . . . . . . 1,300 

Gloucester street 1,145 

Newbury street 2,900 

Public Alley No. 442 520 

Public Alley No. 443 767 

Pinckney street 1,500 

Gainsborough street 1,088 

Jersey street 411 

Kenmore street 219 

Peterborough street 1,842 

Queensberry street 1,788 

St. Botolph street 879 

Brighton 

Brainerd road 1,800 

Feneno terrace 125 

Griggs street 385 

SpofTord street 250 

Egremont road 1,200 

Justin road 474 

Lothian road 380 

Park Vale avenue 889 

Waldo terrace 292 

Arden street 548 

Alcorn street 625 

Cushman road 900 

Ashford street 1,210 

Bellamy street 620 

Malvern street 726 

Pratt street 878 

Telford street 355 

St. Lukes road 512 

Waverly street 520 



36 City Document No. 18 

Length 

District in Feet 

Dorchester 

Burgess street 620 

Evans street 2,348 

Milton avenue 2,601 

Oakton avenue 1,475 

Santuit street 368 

Annabel street 430 

Belden street 510 

Bird street 1,085 

Holden street 411 

Elder street 847 

Pearl street 798 

Beaumont street 1,701 

Franconia street 774 

Whitridge street 539 

Wilcox street 420 

Ceylon street 949 

Grant street 547 

Greenhalge street 237 

Mayhew street 863- 

Mt. Vernon street 1,308 

Howell street 592 

Magdala street 617 

Walton street 555 

Wollaston terrace 313 

Becket street 611 

Middleton street 836. 



East Boston 

Annavoy street 
Byron street 
Coleridge street 
Curtis street 
Nancia street 
Westbrook street 
Chaucer street . 
Addison street . 
Faywood avenue 
Gladstone street 
Beachview road 
Moore street 



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1,146 

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236 

314 

203 

684 

1,338 

1,305 

2,721 

658 

178 



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Central avenue . 
Huntington avenue 
Lexington avenue 
Clifford street 



2,240 
2,282 
1,342 
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Hyde Park — Continued 

Hamilton street 656 

Hyde Park avenue 1,650 

Hilton street 507 

Kennebec street 875 

Tampa street 771 

Topalian street 427 

Violante street 406 

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Magazine street 2,099 

Tetlow street 252 

Francis street 1,536 

Bynner street 615 

Evergreen street 847 

West Roxbury 

Roseway street 525 

Addington road 1,708 

Rustic road 426 

White Oak road 518 

Roslindale avenue 2,050 

Lindall street 525 

Sheldon street 525 

Prospect street 864 

Hillock street 472 

vOrange street 2,774 

Roslindale avenue 1,000 

Colbert street 423 

Ravenna road 692 

Harding road 631 

-Neponset avenue 976 

Parkwood terrace 250 

Orchardhill road 1,010 

Charme avenue 789 

Mi. Hope street 1,328 



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TABLE 10 

Incandescent Lighting Projects 

In 1962 orders were issued for the installation of 2,500 
lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units on the 
following streets: 

Alameda road, West Roxbury 4 

Arden street, Brighton 5 

Arundel street, Roxbury 3 

Beachview road, East Boston 2 

Bellamy street, Brighton 4 

Brooksdale road, Brighton 8 

Burwell road, West Roxbury 2 

Chellman street, West Roxbury 3 

Child street, Hyde Park 1 

Clearwater Drive, Dorchester 6 

Crehore road, West Roxbury 4 

Dania terrace, Dorchester 1 

Estella street, Dorchester 3 

Faywood avenue, East Boston 7 

Gladstone street, East Boston 1 

Justin road, Brighton 4 

Langdon place, Boston 1 

Lasell street, West Roxbury 20 

Louder's Lane, West Roxbury 1 

Montclair avenue, West Roxbury 17 

Moore street, East Boston 8 

Mt. Vernon street, West Roxbury 1 

Orkney road, Brighton 5 

Regal street, Brighton 2 

St. Andrews road, East Boston 15 

South Cedar place, Boston 1 

Telford street, Brighton 3 

Tyndale street, West Roxbury 3 

Wellsmere terrace, West Roxbury 1 

Westover street, West Roxbury 12 

Wordsworth street, East Boston 5 

In 1962 orders were issued for the installation of 4,000 
lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units on the 
following streets: 

Barnes avenue, East Boston 3 

Beachview road, East Boston 6 

Bellamy street, Brighton 1 

Brainerd road, Brighton 5 

Child street, Hyde Park 16 

Cushman road, Brighton 6 

Egremont road, Brighton 8 



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Faywood avenue, East Boston 

Father Anthony Songin Way, South Boston 

Gladstone street, East Boston . 

Montclair avenue, West Roxbury 

Malvern street, Brighton . 

Ogden street, Dorchester . 

Pratt street, Brighton 

St. Lukes road, Brighton . 

Waverly street, Brighton . 

Wellsmere road, West Roxbury 



In 1962 orders were issued for the installation of 6,000 
lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units on the 
following streets: 

Battery street, Boston 2 

Walley street, East Boston 2 

Mercury Vapor Lighting Projects 

In 1962 orders were issued for the installation of 3,500 
mercury vapor, lumen lamps and the replacement of old 
lighting units on the following streets: 

Alicia road, Dorchester 6 

Arundel street, Boston 2 

Barna road, Dorchester 2 

Bragdon street, Roxbury 1 

Bismarck street, Dorchester 2 

Croftland street, Dorchester 3 

Grossman street, Dorchester 7 

Crane street, Hyde Park 2 

Collins street, Hyde Park 2 

Galty avenue, Dorchester 2 

Hurlcroft avenue, Dorchester 2 

Lawrence street, Boston 8 

Mercier avenue, Dorchester 



Orlando street, Dorchester 
Owencroft road, Dorchester 
Pearl street, Dorchester 
Range road, Dorchester 
Regan road, Dorchester 



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issued for the installation of 7,000 
lamps and the replacement of old 
lighting units on the following streets: 

Archdale road, West Roxbury 3 

Deerfield street, Boston 4 

Dimock street, Roxbury 2 

Fairfield street, Boston 10 

Franklin Hill avenue, Dorchester 7 

Gloucester street, Boston 12 



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Gainsborough street, Boston 
Grove street, Boston . 
Granby street, Boston 
Jersey street, Boston . 
Mt. Hope street, West Roxbury 
May street, West Roxbury 
Newbury street, Boston 
Peterborough street, Boston 
Pond street, West Roxbury 
Queensberry street, Boston 
Raleigh street, Boston 
St. Botolph street, Boston 
South Street, West Roxbury 
Sherborn street, Boston 
Tetlow street, Roxbury 



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mercury vapor, lumen lamps and the replacement of old 
lighting units on the following streets : 

Ashmont street, Dorchester 34 

Park st., Dorchester 4 

Pond street, West Roxbury 4 

In 1962 orders were issued for the installation of 20,000 
mercury vapor, lumen lamps and the replacement of old 
lighting units on the following streets: 



Amory street, Roxbury- West Roxbury 
Babson street, Dorchester 
Bennington street, East Boston 
Boston Street, Dorchester 
Bay State road, Boston 
Bowdoin street, Dorchester 
Columbia road, Dorchester 
Charles Street, Boston 
Columbus avenue, Roxbury 
Dorchester avenue, Dorchester 
Hemenway street, Boston . 
Hancock street, Dorchester 
William C. Kelly square, East Boston 
Maverick square, East Boston 
Northern avenue, South Boston 
Oak square, Brighton 
Park street, Dorchester 
River street, Dorchester . 
South street, West Roxbury 
Tremont street, Roxbury . 
Tetlow street, Roxbury 
Warren street, Roxbury 
Winship street, Brighton . 
Washington street, Dorchester 



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HIGHWAY DIVISION 

TABLE II 

SUMMARY OF BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS 



Appropriation 


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Expenditures Unexpended 




$5,722,828 40 

6,355,035 00 

2,720,347 00 

999,824 16 


$5,265,661 55 

2,549,122 00 

644,192 00 

812,479 30 


$457,166 85 




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SUMMARY OF COST OF CONTRACT STREET CONSTRUCTION AND 
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TABLE 13 

Chapter 90 Projects : 

iving work $786,877 41 

3 streets constructed $85,519 60 

reets reconstructed 1,292,781 99 

•idge work 281,897 51 

yarded in 1962 — To be completed in 1963 . . . 748,96125 2,409,160 35 

Total $3,196,037 76 



TABLE 14 
HIGHWAYS CONSTRUCTED UNDER CHAPTER 393 OF 1906 



Street 
orian way, ward 19 
-Anne terrace, ward 16 
>dgehill road, ward 18 
anor street, ward 16 

swley street, ward 16 
ugdale road, ward 17 
anbro street, ward 18 



Limits 

Florian street to approximately 300 feet southerly 

Adams street to approximately 300 feet westerly 

Goff street to Beech street 

50 feet southeast of Matignon road to Westglow 
street 

Houghton street to Worrell street 

Washington street to Valley road 

Meadowview road to approximately 254 feet south- 
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STREETS RECONSTRUCTED IN 1962 

Limits 



Ballard street, ward 19 
Burroughs street, ward 19 
Cornwall street, ward 1 1 
Fawndale road, ward 19 
Had win way, ward 18 
Kenton road, ward 11 
Lesher street, ward 19 
Mosgrove avenue, ward 19 
Murray Hill road, ward 19 
St. Ann street, wards 11 and 19 
Washington street, ward 11 

Wenham street, ward 19 
Woodlawn street, ward 1 1 

Beech street, ward 18 
Cliffmont street, ward 18 
Dana avenue, ward 18 
Greenfield road, ward 18 
Hollingsworth street, ward 18 
Lockwood street, ward 18 
Osceola street, ward 18 
Rector road, ward 18 
Rockdale street, ward 18 
Rosewood street, ward 18 
Rugby road, ward 18 
Seminole street, ward 18 

Blossom street, ward 3 

Auckland street, ward 13 
Avenue Louis Pasteur, ward 4 
Carson street, ward 13 
Doris street, ward 13 
Edison Green, wards 7 and 13 
Elton street, ward 13 
Hallam street, ward 13 
Harbor View street, ward 13 
Old Colony terrace, ward 13 

Roach street, ward 15 



Contract 
Amount 



Centre street to Custer street 

Centre street to Jamaicaway 

Brookside avenue to Amory street 

Washington street to dead end 

Hyde Park avenue to Harding road 

Washington street to dead end 

Washington street to dead end 

Washington street to South street 

Washington street to Florence street 

Asticou road to South street 

Tower street to approximately 80 feet south of 

Morton street 
Walk Hill street to Weld Hill street 
Hyde Park avenue to Forest Hills cemetery $81,261 2 



Poplar street to beyond Alpheus road 
Canterbury street to 85 Cliffmont street 
Hyde Park avenue to Folsom street 
Cummins Highway to railroad 
Cummins Highway to Caton street 
Metropolitan avenue to Huntington avenue 
River street to Neponset River reservation 
River street to Hollingsworth street 
Cummins Highway to Rector road 
Cummins Highway to Rector road 
Cummins Highway to Greenfield road 
Cummins Highway to Wood avenue 



Charles street to approximately 100 feet south of 
Allen street 

Savin Hill avenue to St. William street 

Longwood avenue to Fenway 

Crescent avenue to Sydney street 

Auckland street to Treadway road 

Dorchester avenue to Pond street 

Dorchester avenue to Sagamore street 

Dorchester avenue to Auckland street 

Dorchester avenue to Sydney street 

Savin Hill avenue to William T. Morrissey boule- 
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Dorchester avenue to Pleasant street 



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Rundel park, ward 16 
South Sydney street, ward 13 
Sydney street, ward 13 
Taft street, ward 13 
Thornley street, ward 13 
Treadway road, ward 13 
Victoria street, ward 13 



Ashmont street to within 10 feet of Elmer road 
Savin Hill avenue to across Bay street 
Crescent avenue to across Savin Hill avenue 
Dorchester avenue to Pleasant street 
Dorchester avenue to Pleasant street 
Savin Hill avenue to beyond Doris street 
Dorchester avenue to Pleasant street 



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Courtland road, ward 14 
Duke street, ward 14 
Fabyan street, ward 14 
Fronteoac street, ward 14 
Gilmer street, ward 14 



Harvard street to Morton street 
Wellington Hill street to Ormond street 
Blue Hill avenue to Harvard street 
Blue Hill avenue to Lucerne street 
Wellington Hill street to Westmore road 



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reendale road, ward 14 
[azleton street, ward 14 
andor road, ward 14 
ivingstone street, ward 14 

>rmond street, ward 14 
egis road, ward 18 
^ilmore street, ward 18 
Winston road, ward 14 

tabson street, ward 18 
rossman street, ward 18 

Jarker street, ward 22 
5othwell road, ward 22 
Jrackett street, ward 22 
Jrooksdale road, ward 22 
}orinne road, ward 22 

)onnybrook road, ward 22 
Foster street, ward 22 
Jlenmont road, ward 22 
}oodenough street, ward 22 
lobart street, ward 22 
vlontfern avenue, ward 22 
ianelegh road, ward 22 
iegal street, ward 22 
South Hobart street, ward 22 
Trapelo street, ward 22 
William Jackson avenue, 

Wards 21 and 22 
Willoughby street, ward 22 

Alameda road, ward 20 
Avalon road, ward 20 
Burnside avenue, ward 20 
Burwell road, ward 20 
Chellman street, ward 20 
Crehore road, ward 20 
Guernsey street, ward 20 

Lasell street, ward 20 

Montclair avenue, ward 20 
Schirmer road, ward 20 
Wellsmere road, ward 20 
Westover street, ward 20 

Addison street, ward 1 
Barnes avenue, ward 1 

Beach view road, ward 1 
Fay wood avenue, ward 1 
Gladstone street, ward 1 
Moore street, Ward 1 
St. Andrew road, ward 1 
Wordsworth street, ward 1 



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Wellington Hill street to Blue Hill avenue 
Wellington Hill street, to Courtland road 
Harvard street to Blue Hill avenue 
Blue Hill avenue to Leston street 
Blue Hill avenue to Lucerne street 

Wellington Hill street to Wellington Hill street 
Blue Hill avenue to Cummins Highway 
Blue Hill avenue to Norfolk street 
Willowwood street to Lucerne street 

Blue Hill avenue to Blue Hill avenue 
Babson street to West Selden street 

Parsons street to Goodenough street 
Faneuil street to Hobson street 
Washington street to Faneuil street 
Parsons street to Ranelegh road 
Ranelegh road to Falkland street 

Faneuil street to Hobson street 

Surrey street to Washington street 

Lake street to Foster street 

North Beacon street to beyond Barker street 

Brooks street to Falkland street 

Washington street to Faneuil street 

Hobart street to Riverview road 

North Crescent Circuit to South Crescent Circuit 

Faneuil street to Oakland street 

Lake street to Glenmont road 

Chestnut Hill avenue to Academy Hill road 
Rogers Park avenue to Glenmont road 

Willow street to Manthorne road 
Weld street to Maple street 
Weld street to Peak Hill road 
Church street to Theodore Parker road 
Addington road to VFW Parkway 
West Roxbury Parkway to Leland road 
Centre street to Colbert street 

LaGrange street to approx 141 feet east of Casper 

street 
Colby road, to Centre street 
Russett road to Church street 
Walworth street to Kittredge street 
Weld street to Farmington road 

Saratoga street to McClellan Highway 
Saratoga street to approx. 436 feet westerly 

including Alfred B. Goodearl square 
Orient avenue to 53 Beachview road 
Crestway street to Orient avenue 
Walley street to 504 feet west of Breed street 
Bennington street to Saratoga street 
Bayswater street to Annavoy street 
Bennington street to MTA 



Contract 
Amount 



$99,824 90 



86,526 00 



128,117.50 



103,961 60 



Brigham street Wall, ward 1 At 22 



109,593.00 
2,585.00 



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Street 

Arden street, ward 22 
Bellamy street, ward 22 
Brainerd road, ward 21 
Cushman road, ward 21 
Egremont road, ward 21 
Feneno terrace, ward 21 
Griggs street, ward 21 
Justin road, ward 22 
Lothian road, ward 21 
Malvern street, ward 21 
Park Vale avenue, ward 21 
Pratt street, ward 21 
St. Lukes road, ward 21 
Spofford road, ward 21 
Telford street, ward 22 
Waldo terrace, ward 22 
Waverly street, ward 22 

Basile street, ward 19 
Bournedale road, ward 19 
Charme avenue, ward 18 
Harding road, ward 18 
Lee Hill road, wards 19 and 20 
Lindall street, ward 18 

Mt. Hope street, ward 18 
Orchardhill road, ward 11 
Prospect avenue, ward 19 
Rodman street, ward 19 

Main street, ward 2 



Limits 

Hooker street to Coolidge road 
Burton street to Matchett street 
Kelton street to Harvard avenue 
Dustin street to Glencoe street 
Washington street to Cummings road 
Brainerd road to Brookline line 
Commonwealth avenue to Brainerd road 
Bigelow street to Atkins street 
Strathmore road to Chiswifck road 
Brighton avenue to Ashford street 
Brighton avenue to Glenville avenue 
Linden street to Wadsworth street 
Commonwealth avenue to Brighton avenue 
Commonwealth avenue to Glenville avenue 
Western avenue to Soldiers Field road 
Washington street to Henshaw street 
Market street to Portsmouth street 

Washington street to Lindall street 
Wachusett street to Bourne street 
Neponset avenue to Starbird avenue 
Cummins Highway to Stella road 
South street to dead end 
Cummins Highway to Murray Hill road 

Hyde Park avenue to American Legion Highway 
Morton street to Lennoco road 
Brown avenue to Sycamore street 
Wachusett street to Patten street 

City Square to B & M Railroad approx. 150 feet 
northeast of Mishawum street 



Contract 
Amount 



$143,819.10 



84,780 74 



53,073.50 



Columbus avenue, ward 1 1 Ritchie street to Washington street 

Dorchester avenue, ward 3 At Summer street 

Maverick square, ward 1 Maverick street to Henry street 

Oak square, ward 22 Faneuil street to Champney street 

William C. Kelly square, ward 1 East Boston 

Total 



70,547 75 
$1,292,781.99 



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CONTRACT BRIDGE WORK IN 1962 

Contract Amount 

Cambridge Street bridge contract for removal and disposal, 

etc $10,962 00 

Contract for reconstruction, etc 225,854 96 

$236,816 96 

Central Avenue bridge, Jones Avenue footbridge, and Toll 

Gate Way — cleaning and painting 7,392 00 

Mechanical and electrical repairs at various drawbridges 33,483 55 

Maiden bridge over Mystic river — repairs to approach 4,205 00 

$281,897 51 

Awarded in 1962 — To Be Completed in 1963 



Street 

Charles street, ward 5 
Chestnut street, ward 5 

Dalton street, ward 4 

Fairfield street, ward 5 
Gloucester street, ward 5 
Grove street, ward 5 
Marlborough street, ward 5 
Newbury street, ward 5 
Pinckney street, ward 5 
Public Alley No. 440, ward 5 
Public Alley No. 441, ward 5 
Public Alley No. 442, ward 5 
Public Alley No. 443, ward 5 

Arundel street, ward 21 
Bay State road, wards 5 and 21 
Buswell street, ward 21 
Bynner street, ward 10 
Evergreen street, ward 10 
Francis street, wards 4 and 10 
Gainsborough street, ward 4 
Jersey street, ward 5 
Kenmore street, ward 5 
Peterborough street, wards 5 

and 21 
Queensberry street, wards 5 

and 21 
St. Botolph street, ward 4 

Tetlow street, ward 4 
New Sudbury street, ward 3 
Adams street (Chapter 90) 
La Grange street (Chapter 90) 
Cambridge street (Chapter 90) 
Green street (Chapter 90) 

Total 



Limits 

Boylston street across Beacon street 

Charles street to approximately 315 feet west of 

Brimmer street 
Scotia street to approximately 50 feet northwest 

of Cambria street 
Beacon street to Boylston street 
Boylston street to Back street 
Myrtle street to Revere street 
Arlington street to Massachusetts avenue 
Arlington street to Massachusetts avenue 
Joy street to Charles street 
Dartmouth street to Exeter street 
Exeter street to Fairfield street 
Fairfield street to Gloucester street 
Gloucester street to Hereford street 

Beacon street to Mountfort street 

Beacon street to 160 feet west of Gran by street 

Mountfort street to Park Drive 

South Huntington avenue to Jamaicaway 

Day street to Huntington avenue 

Huntington avenue to Brookline avenue 

Hemenway street to railroad 

Boylston street to Van Ness street 

Commonwealth avenue to Newbury street 

Park Drive to Park Drive 

Park Drive to Park Drive 

Massachusetts avenue to 289 feet beyond Gains- 
borough street 
Evans way to Worthington street 
Cambridge street to Merrimac street 
Gallivan Boulevard to Ashmont street 
At junction of Washington street to Newton line 
Somerville line to Sullivan square 
Washington street to Centre street 



$181,335 10 
24,867 00 
67,497 40 
141,606 50 
32,389 50 
36,449 50 

$748,961 25 



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TABLE 16 (continued) 

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE WORK IN 1962 (continued) 

Cleaning and painting the following bridges: 

Arlington Street bridge, Boston — over B. & A. RR 
Tremont Street bridge, Boston (city's section) — over 

B. & A. RR 
Glenwood East footbridge, Hyde Park — over Neponset 

river 
Blakemore Street bridge, Roslindale — over N. H. RR 

Also fences of various bridges and highways. 



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53,156 07 
37,140 08 
63,062 65 
68,698 41 
67,371 35 
46,751 77 
45,328 79 


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TABLE 18 



WORK DONE BY CONTRACT IN 1962 



Items 

Excavation for subgrading and excava- 
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Rock and wall excavation 

Existing base removed 

Existing pavement removed 

Bank gravel 

Crushed stone . 

New straight edgestone . 

New circular edgestone . 

New edgestone corners 

Existing edgestone reset and edgestone 
removed and reset 

Edgestone hauled to city yard 

Portland cement concrete base 

Concrete wall — backing up sidewalk 

Artificial stone sidewalks 

Artificial stone driveways 

Loam and seeding 

Bituminous concrete base 

Bituminous concrete top . 

Bituminous concrete base for sidewalks 

Bituminous concrete top for sidewalks 

Sheet asphalt wearing surface 

Crushed stone macadam base 

OA asphalt 

Existing installation reset 

Catchbasin built and drop inlet built 

Catch basins remodeled . 

Parking meters reset 

Sign posts set or reset 

Stone bounds set .... 

Loam 

Class A concrete .... 

Total area of bituminous concrete 
pavement 



Quantity 



44,775 cubic yards 


637 cubic yards 


10,777 square yards 


27,158 square yards 


30,821 tons 


952 tons 


14,073 lineal feet 


8,686 lineal feet 


340 each 


59,646 lineal feet 


9,903 lineal feet 


2,486 cubic yards 


62 cubic yards 


908,251 square feet 


124,460 square feet 


431 square yards 


29,425 tons 


26,762 tons 


46 tons 


75 tons 


57 tons 


7,928 tons 


70,218 gallons 


2,859 


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1,076 cubic yards 


221 cubic yards 



348,061 square yards. 



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TABLE 19 

WORK DONE BY CITY FORCES IN 1962 

Bituminous roadway repairs (temporary) 102,384 square yards 
Bituminous sidewalk repairs (temporary) 22,499 square yards 
Artificial stone sidewalk replaced . . 38,594 square feet 
Permanent bituminous concrete road- 
way repairs 953 square yards 

Brick sidewalk repaired .... 2,935 square feet 

Edgestone set 444 lineal feet 

Edgestone reset 1,073 lineal feet 

Debris removed from streets . . . 133,321 cubic yards 
Rubbish removed from litter baskets . 9,260 cubic yards 
Salt and sand spread .... 30,240 tons 

Snow removal 104,724 cubic yards 

Catch basins cleaned .... 3,817 units 
Bituminous concrete sidewalk repairs 

(permanent) 580 square yards 

Also grass cutting crew working daily cutting grass on 
Commonwealth avenue, American Legion highway, Walk Hill 
street, Harvard street, Sullivan square and various War 
Hero squares. 

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE WORK IN 1962 

Summer Street Bridge over Fort Point Channel — redecking and 
resheathing downstream roadway. 

Southampton Street Bridge over old Colony Branch N.H.R.R, — 
resheathed roadway on northerly side. 

Northern Avenue Bridge over Fort Point Channel — patching to 
deck planking in roadways and sidewalks; also renewed part 
of decking to fender piers 

Removal and renewing of deteriorated sidewalk planking on 
various bridges and footbridges, as required. 



Public Works Department 61 

TABLE 20 
STREET LIGHTING— 1962 

Incandescent Lighting Projects 

In 1962 orders were issued for the installation of 2,500 lumen 
lamps and the replacement of old lighting units on the following 
streets : 

Single 
Units 

Alameda road, West Roxbury 4 

Arden street, Brighton 5 

Arundel street, Roxbury 3 

Brooksdale road, Brighton 8- 

Beachview road, East Boston 2 

Bellamy street, Brighton 4 

Bur well road, West Roxbury 2 

Clearwater Drive, Dorchester 6 

Chellman street, West Roxbury 3 

Crehore road, West Roxbury 4 

Child street, Hyde Park 1 

Dania terrace, Dorchester 1 

Estella street, Dorchester 3 

Faywood avenue, East Boston 7 

Gladstone street, East Boston 1 

Justin road, Brighton 4 

Langdon place, Roxbury 1 

Lasell street, West Roxbury 20 

Louder's Lane, West Roxbury 1 

Moore street, East Boston 8 

Mt. Vernon street, West Roxbury 1 

Montcl air avenue, West Roxbury .... 17 

Orkney road, Brighton 5 

Regal street, Brighton 2 

St. Andrew road, East Boston 15 

South Cedar place, Boston 1 

Tyndale street, West Roxbury 3 

Telford street, Brighton 3 

Wellsmere terrace, West Roxbury 1 

Wordsworth street, East Boston 5 

Westover street, West Roxbury 12 



62 City Document No. 18 

During 1962 incandescent lamps of 2,500 lumens each were 
installed on the following streets: 

Single 
Units 

Alameda road, West Roxbury 4 

Arden street, Brighton 5 

Brainerd street, Hyde Park 3 

Beach street, Dorchester 2 

Blanche street, Dorchester 3 

Brooksdale road, Brighton 8 

Beachview road, East Boston 2 

Burwell road, West Roxbury 2 

Cutter road, West Roxbury 2 

Courtland road, Dorchster 5 

Corinne road, Brighton 3 

Clearwater Drive, Dorchester 6 

Chellman street, West Roxbury 3 

Crehore road, Roxbury 4 

Child street, Hyde Park 1 

Harrison park, Dorchester 1 

Hansford place, Roxbury 1 

Itasca street, Dorchester 12 

Justin road, Brighton 4 

Kenmare road, Dorchester 2 

Langdon place, Roxbury 1 

Louder's Lane, West Roxbury 1 

Martinwood road, West Roxbury 2 

Mosgrove avenue, West Roxbury . « 3 

Mill avenue, Dorchester 7 

Montfern avenue, Brighton 1 

Middleton street, Dorchester 5 

Moore street, East Boston 8 

Mt. Vernon street, West Roxbury 1 

Montclair avenue, West Roxbury 17 

Dana avenue, Hyde Park 1 

Dale street, West Roxbury 11 

Donnybrook road, Brighton 8 

Dania terrace, Dorchester 1 

Everdean street, Dorchester 9 

Elm street, West Roxbury 2 

Estella street, Dorchester 3 

Frontenac street, Dorchester 2 

Foster street, Brighton 5 

Faywood avenue, East Boston 7 

Grove street, West Roxbury 14 

Green Hill street, Dorchester 1 

Goodenough street, Brighton 7 

Glenmont road, Brighton 10 

Hazleton street, Dorchester 10 

Hadwin Way, West Roxbury 2 

Hollingsworth street, Dorchester 10 



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Single 
Units 

Prospect avenue, West Roxbury 6 

Pelham street, Boston 2 

Rector road, Dorchester 5 

Rowe street, West Roxbury 1 

Ranelegh road, Brighton 5 

Regal street, Brighton 2 

South Cedar place, Boston 1 

Train street, Dorchester 1 

Trapelo street, Brighton 7 

Tyndale street, West Roxbury 3 

Telford street, Brighton 3 

Wallace park, West Roxbury 1 

West Walnut park, West Roxbury 5 

Willoughby street, Brighton 3 

Wellsmere terrace, West Roxbury 1 

Wordsworth street, East Boston 5 

Westover street, West Roxbury 12 

In 1962 orders were issued for the installation of 4,000 lumen 
lamps and the replacement of old lighting units on the following 

streets: 

Single 
Units 

Barnes avenue, East Boston 

Beachview road, East Boston 

Bellamy street, Brighton 

Brainerd road, Brighton 



Child street, Hyde Park 

Cushman road, Brighton 

Egremont road, Brighton 

Faywood avenue, East Boston 

Fr. Anthony Songin way, South Boston 

Gladstone street, East Boston 

Montclair avenue, West Roxbury 

Malvern street, Brighton 

Ogden street, Dorchester 

Pratt street, Brighton .... 

St. Lukes road, Brighton 

Waverly street, Brighton 

Wellsmere road, West Roxbury 



During 1962 incandescent lamps of 4,000 lumens each were 
installed on the following streets: 

Single 
Units 

Atkinson street, South Boston 4 

Beach street, Dorchester 5 

Brackett street, Brighton 3 



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Beachview road, East Boston 
Brainerd road, Brighton 
Grove street, West Roxhury 
Green Hill street, Dorchester 
Harvard street, Dorchester . 
Hollingsworth street, Dorchester 
Hobart street, Brighton 
Corey street, West Roxbury 
Child street, Hyde Park 
Cushman road, Brighton 
Dana avenue, Hyde Park 
Dale street, West Roxbury . 
Everdean street, Dorchester 
Egremont road, Brighton 
Frontenac street, Dorchester 
Fay wood avenue, East Boston 
Greendale road, Dorchester . 
Mill street, Dorchester . 
Montfern avenue, Brighton . 
Middleton street, Dorchester 
Montclair avenue, West Roxbury 
Malvern street, Brighton 
Ogden street, Dorchester 
Pratt street, Brighton . 
Sydney street, Dorchester 
St. Lukes road, Brighton 
Townsend street, Roxbury 
Waverly street, Brighton 



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lamps and the replacement of old lighting units on the following 
streets : 

Single 
Units 



Battery street, Boston . 
Walley street, East Boston 



During 1962 incandescent lamps of 6,000 lumen lamps each 
were installed on the following streets: 

Single 
Units 

Brainard street, Hyde Park 3 

Baker street, West R.oxbury 51 

Battery street, Boston 2 

Corey street, West Roxbury 4 

Harvard street, Dorchester 3 



Public Works Department 65 

Single 
Units 

Hobart street, Brighton 2 

Mill street, Dorchester 1 

Townsend street, Roxbury 6 

West Walnut Park, West Roxbury 1 

Mercury Vapor Lighting Projects 
In 1962 orders were issued for the installation of 3,500 mercury 
vapor, lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units on 

the following streets: 

Single 
Units 

Alicia road, Dorchester 6 

Arundel street, Boston 2 

Bismarck street, Dorchester 2 

Croftland street, Dorchester 3 

Crossman street, Dorchester 7 

Crane street, Hyde Park 2 

Collins street, Hyde Park 2 

Galty avenue, Dorchester 2 

Hurlcroft avenue, Dorchester 2 

Barna road, Dorchester 2 

Bragdon street, Roxbury 1 

Lawrence street, Boston 8 

Mercier avenue, Dorchester 7 

Orlando street, Dorchester 1 

Owencroft road, Dorchester 3 

Pearl street, Dorchester 5 

Range road, Dorchester ......... 6 

Regan road, Dorchester 1 

During 1962 mercury vapor lamps of 3,500 lumens each were 
installed on the following streets: 

Single 
Units 

Barna road. Dorchester 2 

Bismarck street, Dorchester 2 

Croftland street, Dorchester 3 

Crane street, Hyde Park 2 

Collins street, Hyde Park 2 

Galty avenue, Dorchester 2 

Mercier avenue, Dorchester 7 

Owencroft road, Dorchester 3 

Orlando street, Dorchester 1 

Pearl street, Dorchester 5 

Range road, Dorchester 6 

Regan road, Dorchester 1 



66 City Document No. 18 

In 1962 orders were issued for the installation of 7,000 mercury 
vapor, lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units 
on the following streets: 

Single 
Units 

Archdale road, West Roxbury 3 

Deerfield street, Boston 4 

Dimock street, Roxbury 2 

Fairfield street, Boston 10 

Franklin Hill avenue, Dorchester 7 

Gloucester street, Boston 12 

Gainsborough street, Boston 10 

Grove street, Boston 6 

Granby street, Boston 3 

Jersey street, Boston 6 

Mt. Hope street, West Roxbury 8 

May street, West Roxbury 7 

Newbury street, Boston 35 

Peterboro street, Boston 14 

Pond street, West Roxbury 21 

Queensberry street, Boston 13 

Raleigh street, Boston 2 

St. Botolph street, Boston 7 

South street, West Roxbury 14 

Sherborn street, Boston 3 

Tetlow street, Roxbury 2 



During 1962 mercury vapor lamps of 7,000 lumens each were 
installed on the following streets: 

Single 
Units 

Archdale road, West Roxbury 3 

Dimock street, Roxbury 2 

Franklin Hill avenue, Dorchester 7 

Gloucester street, Boston 12 

Mt. Hope street, West Roxbury 8 

St. Botolph street, Boston 7 

South street, West Roxbury . 14 



In 1962 orders were issued for the installation of 11,000 mercury 
vapor, lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units on 
the following streets: 

Single 
Units 

Ashmont street, Dorchester 34 

Park street, Dorchester 4 

Pond street, West Roxbury 4 



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In 1962 orders were issued for the installation of 20,000 mercury 
vapor, lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units on 
the following streets : 

Single 
Units 

Amory street, Roxbury-West Roxbury 21 

Babson street, Dorchester 20 

Bennington street, East Boston 2 

Boston street, Dorchester 19 

Bay State road, Boston 23 

Bowdoin street, Dorchester 24 

Columbia road, Dorchester 30 

Charles street, Boston 18 

Columbus avenue, Roxbury 21 

Dorchester avenue, Dorchester 61 

Hancock street, Dorchester 18 

Hemenway street, Boston 1 

William C. Kelly square, East Boston 18 

Maverick square, East Boston 9 

Northern avenue, South Boston 5 

Oak square, Bi ighton 14 

Park street, Dorchester 9 

River street, Dorchester 48 

South street, West Roxbury 1 

Tremont street, Roxbury 12 

Tetlow street, Roxbury 1 

Warren street, Roxbury 1 

Washington street, Dorchester 48 

Winship street, Brighton 9 

During 1962 mercury vapor lamps of 20,000 lumens each were 
installed on the following streets: 

Single 
Units 

9 

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2 

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Avenue Louis Pasteur, Roxbury 

Baker street, West Roxbury 

Columbus avenue, Roxbury 

Grove street, West Roxbury 

Maverick square, East Boston 

Northern avenue, South Boston 

St. Ann street, West Roxbury 

Gas Lamp Replacement Program in 1962 
During the year 1962 there were approximately 185 gas lamps 
maintained by City of Boston. There were approximately 15 gas 
lamps removed due to reconstruction, and no new gas lamps 
installed for the year 1962. 

Maintenance of Police Spotlights 
The maintenance of 97 police spotlights continued for the year 
1962. There were no installations during the year 1962. 



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Expenditures in 1962: 
Payments to refuse collection contractors . 
Payments for rental of Saugus Dump 
Payments for removal of garbage 
Payments for disposal of rejected material 
Payments for removal of incinerator residue 
Total collection and disposal contract payments 

Payroll totals were as follows: 

Administrative and General Services .... 
Collection Section: 

Collection supervision and litter basket and special 
cleaning (Dempster-Dumpster) (market and 
alleys) 

Disposal Section: 

Incinerator $430,004 64 

Dumps 68,601 00 

Total payroll 

Overtime payrolls were as follows: 
Collection Section: 

Supervision and special cleaning .... 
Disposal Section: 

Incinerator . . . $45,345 21 

Dumps .... 4,680 00 $50,025 21 

Total overtime payrolls 



$2,162,254 00 

24,000 00 

19,600 00 

9,330 00 

26,854 00 



$53,553 25 



Total Sanitary Division payrolls 



$2,242,038 00 



$433,607 07 



$498,605 64 
$985,763 96 



$37,636 94 



$87,662 15 



Incinerator operation and maintenance costs (other than labor) 

Payments on other contracts . 

Supplies and materials (other than incinerator) .... 

Miscellaneous (advertising) 

Grand total expenditure 



$1,073,426 11 

319,176 12 

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10,498 33 

4,720 99 

$3,652,859 55 



Equipment Acquired: 

One (1) Ford Falcon .... 
One (1) C 1,100 incinerator residue truck 
Two (2) Load packer bodies 



$2,059 00 

7,781 00 

10,608 00 

$20,448 00 



Public Works Department 



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TABLE 24 

SUMMARY OF SEWER CONSTRUCTION FOR TWELVE 
MONTHS ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1962 



District 


Built bv City 
Either bv 
Contract or 
Day Labor 


Built by 
Private 
Parties 


Shared by 

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Total Lengths Built 




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Linear Feet 


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Linear Feet 


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2,570.09 
5,750.90 


1,183 36 
471.00 
453.20 

1,830.00 




1,798 84 
17,853.80 
3,023.29 
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3,937.56 




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SUMMARY OF SEWER CONSTRUCTION FOR FIVE YEARS 
PREVIOUS TO JANUARY 1, 1963 





1958 


1959 


1960 


1961 


1962 




Linear Feet 


Linear Feet 


Linear Feet 


Linear Feet 


Linear Feet 


Built by city by contract or day 


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5,969.21 


20,464.64 
3,306.02 


6,408 
735 


13,694.37 
2,876.85 
7,904.30 


26,557.27 
3,937.56 
















Totals 


14,238.47 


23,770.66 


7,143 


24,475.52 


30,494.83 





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TABLE 25 
TOTAL LENGTH OF SEWERS 



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Total 
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Lengths 
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Ending 
December 
31, 1962 


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December 31, 1962 




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Common sewers and surface drains built ending December 

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Abandoned sewers ending December 31, 1962 



City of Boston intercepting sewers connecting with 
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City of Boston main drainage intercepting sewers to 
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Grand total of common and intercepting sewers to Decem- 
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Total mileage of streets containing sewerage works to 
January 1, 1963 



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TABLE 27 
SEWER MAINTENANCE SECTION 



1962 



1961 



1960 



Complaints received and investigated 

Catch basins and manholes freed and /or repaired 

Sewers cleaned (miles) 

Sewers repaired 

House drains constructed and repaired 

Municipal hens reported to collector 



2,891 

2,403 

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445 

4,903 



1,996 

1,640 

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571 

5,122 



2,011 
1,763 
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CALF PASTURE STATISTICS 



Sewage pumped 

Sewage pumped average flow. 
Pumping cost 



1962 



63,276 MG 
173 MGD 

$2.93 per MG 



1961 



34,862 MG 
96 MGD 
$6.71 per MG 



1960 



27,813 MG 
72.2 MGD 
$7.24 per MG 



Public Works Department 79 



TABLE 28 

WATER DIVISION SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS AND 
EXPENDITURES 

Balances from 1961 

Receipts $757,665 98 

Appropriations 310,014.14 

$1,067,680 12 

Receipts 

Water Rates and Services $8,687,394 18 

Tax Titles, Water 88,549 66 

8,775,943 84 

$9,843,623 96 

Expenditures 

Pensions and Annuities $286,946 95 

Water Service 2,129,170 52 

Metropolitan Water Assessment 3,519,425 44 

Collecting, Water 179,511 00 

Public Works, Central Office 306,935 00 

Excavation and Repair 458,910 00 

Engineers 16,119 00 

Pension, State-Boston 97,559 64 

$6,994,577 55 

$2,849,046 41 
Transfer of 1961 Surplus to Redemption of Debt .... 757,665 98 

$2,091,380 43 
Carried Forward to Water Division 278,232 31 



Surplus, December 31, 1962 $1,813,148 12 



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411 


240 


1,937 


1,911 


6,781 


2 


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67 


147 


124 


14 


- 


11,634 


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33 


5 


29 


126 


17 


13 


56 


111 


— 


— 


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4 


394 


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6 


57 


11 




107 


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2 


34 


21 










4 


1 




65 


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407 


240 


1,935 


1,877 


6,760 


2 


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67 


153 


177 


24 


— 


11,642 


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33 


5 


29 


126 


17 


13 


56 


111 


- 


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4 


394 



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Total hydrants added during 1962 . 
Total hydrants abandoned during 1962 . 
Total hydrants in service, December 31, 1962 
High pressure fire hydrants in service, 1962 
Total hydrants (all kinds) in service December 
31, 1962 



12,028 
107 
65 

12,070 
463 

12,533 



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GENERAL REVENUE FUNDS 

Balance 1961 $458,897 70 

Appropriations 9,252,963 00 

Transfers to 100,000 00 

Available 9,811,860 79 

Expenditures 9,356,847 06 $9,356,847 06 

In treasury 2,999 95 

Carried forward 1963 452,013 78 

Central Office 4,274 76 

Sanitation 5,662 91 

Sewer Disp. (MDC) 31,248 21 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

Water 

Balance 1961 $1,067,680 12 

Rev. received 1962 8,775,943 84 

Transfers from 757,665 98 

Available 9,085,957 98 

Expenditures 6,981,024 11 $6,981,024 11 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

Sewer 

Balance 1961 $0 00 

Rev. received 1962 2,762,046 59 

Am't available 2,762,046 59 

Expenditures 3,022,772 20 $3,022,772 20 

Deficit 418,204 73 

Street opening account 46,739 67 

Street opening account special 191,171 12 



Capital Improvement Funds (Loans) 

Bridges construction of $644,192 01 

Incinerator construction & equipment ... 641 40 

Public ways, construction of 2,549,122 86 

Sewerage works 699,184 11 



$19,598,554 16 



$3,893,140 38 $3,893,140 38 
$23,491,694 54 



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GENERAL REVENUE FUNDS 

Balance 1958 $577,630 55 

Appropriations 10,502,132 00 

Transfers to 246,835 40 

Transfers from 31,085 40 

Available 11,295,512 55 

Expenditures 10,760,081 08 $10,356,847 06 

In treasury 242,220 88 

Carried forward 293,210 59 

SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 
Income Department 

Sumner Tunnel 

Balance 1958 $935,372 83 

Revenue received 1959 702,595 00 

Transfers from 116,506 25 

Amount available 1,521,461 58 

Expenditures 1,486,461 58 

Water Service 

Balance 1958 $145,491 62 

Revenue received 1959 6,270,735 76 

Transfers from 78,924 81 

Amount available 6,337,302 57 

Expenditures 6,211,940 40 

Street opening account 

Capitol Improvement Funds 

Bridges $413,177 92 

Buildings and equipment 3,240 00 

Incinerator 2,268,120 40 

Public ways, construction of 1,829,943 61 

Sewerage works 426,495 97 $4,940,977 90 

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Public Works Department 85 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION 

Boston, January 2, 1963. 

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 Commission 
for the year ending December 31, 1962, is respectfully 
submitted. 

The Public Improvement Commission was established 
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 Commissioners, 
except: 

(a) Those relating to the storage and sale of inflam- 
mables, 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 rename 



86 City Document No. 18 

public highways, and to order the making of 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, one hundred 
and thirty-four (134) highway improvements were 
ordered by the Public Improvement Commission, in- 
cluding the laying out of sixteen (16) new highways, the 
construction of twelve (12) new sidewalks, the widening 
and relocation of sixty-one (61) public ways, the making 
of specific repairs in forty-one (41) existing streets, the 
discontinuance of eighteen (18) streets, and the reloca- 
tion and revision of grade of two (2) streets. 

Layouts With Construction 

The following streets were ordered laid out and con- 
structed as Public Ways during the year 1962: 

American Legion highway, West Roxbury, extension from 
Cummins highway to Hyde Park avenue; estimated cost, 
$ ; estimated benefit, 

Beechmont street, Hyde Park, from Asheville road to Sherrin 
street ; estimated cost, $ ; estimated benefit, $18,957 .95. 

Coffey street, Dorchester, from Neponset avenue approxi- 
mately 540 feet westerly; estimated cost, $20,000; estimated 
benefit, $4,458. 

Dalton street, Boston Proper, portion from a point ap- 
proximately 257 feet north of Belvidere street approximately 
15 feet northerly; estimated cost $ ; estimated benefit, 

$ 

Florian way, West Roxbury, from Florian street approxi- 
mately 300 feet southerly, and southwesterly; estimated cost, 
$9,115.23; estimated benefit, $5,234.49. 

Hackensack court, West Roxbury, from Hackensack road 
approximately 350 feet southeasterly; estimated cost, $12,000; 
estimated benefit, $7,400.98. 

Itasca street, Dorchester, from Monterey avenue to a point 
approximately 150 feet southwest of Messinger street; esti- 
mated cost $30,000; estimated benefit, $13,745.50. 



Public Wc-Rks Department 87 

Maida terrace, Hyde Park, from River street approximately 
200 feet southwesterly; estimated cost, $6,000; estimated 
benefit, $3,333.02. 

Messinger street, Dorchester, from Savannah avenue to 
Colorado street; estimated cost, $15,000; estimated benefit, 
$6,941.51. 

Northdale road, West Roxbury, extension from Joyce 
Kilmer road to Gould street; estimated cost, $40,000; estimated 
benefit, $17,735.98. 

New Park avenue, West Roxbury, from Beech street to 
West Roxbury parkway; estimated cost, $11,000; estimated 
benefit, $6,733.99. 

Ralwood road, Hyde Park, (formerly Raleigh road) from 
Ransom road to Ralston road; estimated cost, $9,000; esti- 
mated benefit, $5,232.07. 

Ranley road, Hyde Park, formerly Ransom road from Green- 
field road to Raleigh road; estimated cost, $12,000; estimated 
benefit, $5,518. 

Soldiers Field place, Brighton, from Soldiers Field road ap- 
proximately 720 feet southerly and easterly; estimated cost, 
$20,000; estimated benefit, $13,056.99. 

Sudbury street, Boston Proper, from Cambridge street to 
Washington street; estimated cost $ ; estimated 

benefit, $ 

Webb park, South Boston, from East Sixth street approxi- 
mately 122 feet southerly; estimated cost, $3,500; estimated 
benefit, $1,173. 

WlDENINGS AND RELOCATIONS 

Adams street, Dorchester, at the northerly corner of Pierce 
avenue and southerly corner of Beaumont street. 

Ashmont street, Dorchester, at various locations between 
Dorchester avenue and Neponset avenue. 

Arundel street, Roxbury, at the southeast corner of Mount- 
iort street and the southwest corner of Buswell street. 

Basile street, West Roxbury, at the southeast corner of 
Washington street. 

Belvidere street, Boston Proper, from Dalton street to 
Huntington avenue. 

Bolster street, Roxbury, at the northwest corner of Mozart 
street. 

Bolster street, Roxbury, at the southerly side from Wyman 
to Margaret street. 

Bournedale road, West Roxbury, at the northwest corner of 
Noithbourne road. 

Brackett street, Brighton, at the southwest corner of Faneuil 
street. 

Bournedale road, West Roxbury, at the southeast corner of 
Wachusett street. 



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City Document No. 18 



Charme avenue, West Roxbury, at the southeast corner of 
Neponset avenue; and southwest corner of Neponset avenue, 
northwest corner of Toppan avenue; southwest corner of 
Toppan avenue and the northeast corner of Starbird avenue. 

Dalton street, Boston Proper, from Belvidere street to Cam- 
bridge street. 

Dorchester avenue, Dorchester, at the southerly corner of 
Green mount street. 

Dorchester avenue, Dorchester, at the southeast corner of 
Dewar street. 

Dorchester avenue, Dorchester, at the northeast corner of 
Dewar street. 

Dot Chester avenue, Dorchester, at the southwest corner of 
Melvinside terrace. 

Dorchester avenue, Dorchester, at the northeast corner of 
Elton street. 

Faneuil street, Brighton, at the southeast corner of Bigelow 
street. 

Francis street, Roxbury, from Brookline avenue to Riverway. 

Francis street, Roxbury, at the easterly corner of St. Albans 
road; westerly corner of St. Albans road; easterly corner of 
Vining street; westerly corner of Vining street and the westerly 
corner of Binney street. 

Gainsborough street, Roxbury, at the northwest corner of 
St. Stephen street. 

Gardner street, Brighton, at the southeast corner of Malvern 
street. 

Glenmont road, Brighton, at the northeast corner of Lake 
street. 

Green street, West Roxbury, from Washington street to 
Centre street. 

Guernsey street, West Roxbury, at a point approximately 94 
feet southeast of Centre street on the southwest side. 

Harding road, West Roxbury, at the northwest corner of 
Hadwin way and the southwest corner of Hadwin way. 

Harvard street, Dorchester, at the northwest corner of 
Ripley road. 

Harvard street, Dorchester, at the northeast corner of 
Ripley road. 

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

Harvard street, Dorchester, at the northwest corner of 
Gleason street. 

Hilton street, Hyde Park, at the southeast corner of Arlington 
street and the northwest corner of Arlington street. 

Hobart street, Brighton, at the northeast corner of Brooks 
street. 

La Grange street, West Roxbury, at various locations 
between Washington street and the Newton boundary line. 



Public Works Department 89 

La Grange street, West Roxbury, at the northwest corner of 
Landseer street. 

Lee Hill road, West Roxbury, at the northwest corner of 
South street. 

Lexington avenue, Hyde Park, at the easterly corner of 
Westminster street and the westerly corner of Westminster 
street. 

Malvern street, Brighton, at the southeast corner of Ashford 
street and the southeast corner of Brighton avenue. 

Mt. Hope street, West Roxbury, at the northwest corner of 
Philbrick street. 

Mt. Hope street, West Roxbury, at the northeast corner of 
Jewett street. 

Orchardhill road, West Roxbury, at the easterly corner of 
Morton street; the westerly corner of Morton street and the 
northeast corner of Lennoco road. 

Park Vale avenue, Brighton, at the northwest corner of 
Glenville avenue. 

Peterborough street, Roxbury, at the northeast and north- 
west corners of Jersey street. 

Portsmouth street, Brighton, at the southeast corner of 
Waverly street and the southwest corner of Waverly street. 

Pratt street, Brighton, on the southwesterly side at a point 
approximately 200 feet north of Ashford street. 

Presentation road, Brighton, at the southwest corner of 
Bellamy street. 

Prospect avenue, West Roxbury, at the northwest corner of 
Sherwood street; the southwest corner of Sherwood street, and 
the southeast corner of Sherwood street. 

Prospect avenue, West Roxbury, at the northwest corner of 
Sherwood street. 

Tampa street, Hyde Park, at the easterly side at a point 
approximately 100 feet northwesterly of Seminole street. 

Telford street, Brighton, at the northeast corner of Western 
avenue. 

Topalian street, Hyde Park, at the southwest corner of 
River street and the northwest corner of Edgewater Drive. 

Trapelo street, Brighton, at the northeast corner of Lake 
street. 

Violante street, Hyde Park, at the easterly side at a point 

Washington street, Brighton, at the northerly corner of 
Bigelow street. 

Washington street, Brighton, at the northerly side between 
Bigelow street and Tremont street, 
approximately 70 feet north of River street. 

Washington street, Dorchester, at the northeast and south- 
west corners of St. Gregory street. 

Wellsmere road, West Roxbury, at the southwest corner of 
Walworth street. 



90 City Document No. 18 

Wellsmere road, West Roxbury, at the northeast corner of 
Walworth street. 

Wellsmere road, West Roxbury, at the southwest corner of 
Kittredge street. 

Westover street, West Roxbury, at the northeast corner of 
Farmington road. 

Winthrop street, Hyde Park, at the northeast and southwest 
corners of River street. 



Specific Repairs 

Adams street, Dorchester, between Gallivan boulevard and 
Ashmont street. 

Addison street, East Boston, on the northerly side between 
Saratoga street and McClellan highway. 

Ashmont street, Dorchester, at Dorchester avenue and 
Neponset avenue. 

Arundel street, Roxbury, at the southeast corner of Mount- 
fort street and southwest corner of Buswell street. 

Arlington street, Boston Proper, at the southerly corner of 
Isabella street; the southerly corner of St. James avenue; the 
southerly comer of Boylston street and the southwest corner of 
Providence street. 

Barnes avenue, East Boston, from Bayswater street approxi- 
mately 329 feet southwesterly. 

Bay State road, Roxbury, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Deerfield street; and at the four corners of 
Raleigh street; the northeast and northwest corners of Sher- 
born street. 

Burnside avenue, West Roxbury, from Peak Hill road to 
Wild street. 

Buswell street, Roxbury, at the southeast corner of Arundel 
street. 

Cambridge street, Washington street, Brighton, 

Columbus avenue, Roxbury, adjacent to No. 1890. 

Crossman street, West Roxbury, on the southerly side be- 
tween Babson street and Merola park. 

Charles street, Boston Proper, at the southeast corner of 
Beacon street. 

Chestnut street, Boston Proper, at the four corners of River 
street and the northwest and southwest corner of Brimmer 
street. 

Dorchester avenue, Dorchester, from Freeport street to 
Columbia road. 

Evergreen street, Roxbury, at the southwest corner of Day 
street. 

Fairfield street, Boston Proper, at the northeast and south- 
west corners of Boylston street; the northwest and southeast 
corners of Newbury street; northeast and northwest corners of 



Public Works Department 91 

Commonwealth avenue, and the northerly and southerly 
corners of Public Alleys Nos. 416, 417, 426, 427, 432, 433, 
441 and 442. 

Gladstone street, East Boston, at various locations from Breed 
street approximately 875 feet easterly. 

Gloucester street, Boston Proper, at the northeast corner of 
Boylston street; the northeast and southeast corners of New- 
bury street; the four corners of Beacon street; the southeast 
and southwest corners of Massachusetts avenue ; the northeast, 
northwest and southwest corners of Beacon street; the south- 
east and southwest corners of Back street; the northerly and 
southerly corners of Public Alleys Nos. 415, 416, 427, 428, 431,, 
432, 442, 443. 

Glenmont road, Brighton, at the southerly side from Lake 
street approximate^ 320 feet easterly. 

Green street, West Roxbury, at Union avenue, etc. 
Grove street, Boston Proper, at the southwest corners of 
Myrtle street; northeast and northwest corners of Revere 
street. 

Guernsey street, West Roxbury, on the northwest side at 
various locations from South street approximately 218 feet 
northeasterly. 

Hyde Park avenue, Hyde Park, adjacent to No. 843 Hyde 
Park avenue. 

Lindall street, West Roxbury, at the southeast corner of 
Cummins highway. 

Marlborough street, Boston Proper, at the southwest 
corner of Arlington street; the southeast corner of Berkeley 
street; the northeast and southwest corners of Dartmouth 
street; northwest and southeast corner of Exeter street; the 
northeast and southwest corner of Fairfield street; the north- 
west and southeast corner of Gloucester street; the northeast 
and southwest corner of Hereford street; southeast corner of 
Massachusetts avenue. 

Newbury street, Boston Proper, at the southwest corner of 
Berkeley street; the northeast and northwest corners of Dart- 
mouth street; the northwest corner of Clarendon street; the 
northeast and northwest corners of Exeter street; the southeast 
corner of Hereford street; the northeast corner of Massachusetts 
avenue. 

Park street, Charlestown, at the northwest and southwest 
corners of Kresson terrace. 

Pinckney street, Boston Proper, at the southerly corner of 
Joy street; the northeast and northwest corner of Anderson 
street; the northwest and southeast corner of West Cedar 
street; and the four corners of Lane Way. 

Public Alley No. 440, Boston Proper, at the northerly and 
southerly corners of Exeter street. 

Public Alley No. 440, Boston Proper, at the northerly and 
southerly corners of Dartmouth street and Exeter street. 



92 City Document No. 18 

St. Botolph street, Roxbury, at the northeast and southeast 
corners of Massachusetts avenue; the westerly and easterly 
corners of Gainsborough street. 

Summer street, Boston Proper, and Dorchester avenue, 
Boston Proper, at their intersection. 

Tetlow street, Roxbury, at the southeast and southwest 
corners of Worthington street. 

Wordsworth street, East Boston, from Bennington street to 
Horace street. 

Warren street, Charlestown, at the northeast corner of 
Winthrop street; the northerly corner of Pleasant street; the 
easterly corner of Cordis street; and the easterly and westerly 
corners of Thompson street. 

Washington street, Dorchester, on the westerly side from 
Gallivan boulevard approximately 740 feet southerly. 

Washington street, Dorchester, at Richmond and Morton 
streets. 

Washington street, Dorchester, at the northwest and south- 
east corners of St. Gregory street; the southerly corner of 
Valley road and the westerly side from Minot street. 

Winship street and Chestnut Hill avenue, Brighton. 

Queensberry street, Roxbury, at the southeast and southwest 
corners of Kilmarnock street; and the southeast and southwest 
corners of Jersey street. 

Sidewalks 

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

Arlington street, Brighton, on the northerly side from 
Leicester street to Parsons street. 

Barnes avenue, East Boston, on both sides from Bayswater 
approximately 329 feet southwesterly. 

Bay State road, Boston Proper, from Deerfield street ap- 
proximately 120 feet westerly. 

Burnside avenue, West Roxbury, from Peak Hill road to 
Weld street. 

Charme avenue, West Roxbury, from Neponset avenue to 
Starbird avenue. 

Crossman street, Dorchester, on the southwesterly side be- 
tween Babson street and Merola park. 

Egremont road, Brighton, on the northerly side from Mt. 
Hood road approximately 422 feet westerly. 

Gladstone street, East Boston, at various locations from 
Breed street approximately 875 feet easterly. 

Guernsey street, West Roxbury District, on the northwest- 
erly side, at various locations from South street approximately 
218 feet northeasterly. 



Public Works Department 93 

Lindall street, West Roxbury, at various locations between 
Cummins highway and Murray Hill road. 

Malvern street, Brighton, at various locations between Ash- 
ford street and Brighton avenue. 

Mt. Hope street, West Roxbury, from American Legion 
highway approximately 175 feet northerly. 

St. Botolph street, Roxbury District, from Massachusetts 
avenue to Gainsborough street. 

Savin Hill avenue, Dorchester, at various locations between 
Pleasant street and Dorchester avenue. 

Spofford road, Brighton, on the northerly side from Com- 
monwealth avenue to Glenville avenue. 

Telford street, Brighton, from Western avenue to Soldiers 
Field road. 

Wordsworth street, East Boston, from Bennington street to 
Horace street. 

Discontinuances 

Alden street, Boston Proper, from Cambridge street to Sud- 
bury street. 

Bowker street, Boston Proper, from Sudbury street to 
approximately 70 feet northwesterly. 

Brattle square, Boston Proper, from Brattle street to Elm 
street. 

Brattle street, Boston Proper, from Scollay square to ap- 
proximately 345 feet easterly. 

Cambridge street, Boston Proper, at its intersection with 
Sudbury street. 

Centre street, West Roxbury, of portions on the easterly side 
from Maple road approximately 140 feet southerly. 

Centre street, West Roxbury, of portions from a point ap- 
proximately 165 feet north of Stimson street approximately 
185 feet northerly. 

Dalton street, Boston Proper, of a portion adjacent to 
Scotia street. 

Elm street, Boston Proper, from Washington street to 
Hanover street. 

Friend street, Boston Proper, from Washington street to 
Sudbury street. 

Harvard street, Boston Proper, from Cambridge street to 
Somerset street. 

Hawkins street, Boston Proper, from Sudbury street ap- 
proximately 225 feet northwesterly. 

Portland street, Boston Proper, from Hanover street to Sud- 
bury street. 

St. Stephen street, Boston Proper, from Opera place to 
Forsyth street. 

Stoddard street, Boston Proper, from Cambridge street to 
Howard street. 

Sudbury street and Sudbury square, Boston Proper, from 
Cambridge street to Portland street. 



94 City Document No. 18 

Sudbury street, Boston Proper, from Portland street to 
Haymarket square. 

Washington street, Boston Proper, at its intersection with 
Friend street. 

Relocation and Revision of Grade 
American Legion highway, West Roxbury, from Hyde Park 

avenue to Canterbury street. 

Thompson street, Hyde Park, from a point approximately 

483 feet southwest of Franklin street approximately 200 feet 

southwesterly. 

Eminent Domain Land Taking 
During the period of this report, land takings were 
made for municipal purposes as follows: 
Fire Department: 

1. The taking of approximately fourteen thousand 
five hundred (14,500) square feet of land, for Fire De- 
partment purposes, supposed to belong to Alfred M., 
Ernest J. and Bernard L. Greenhood, Trustees under 
will of Benjamin H. Greenhood; James Dwork; City of 
Boston (Overseers of the Poor, Lucy Bullman Fund); 
and person or persons unknown (Auburn court); situ- 
ated in the Boston Proper District, under an order of 
this Commission and Mayor dated February 21, 1962. 
Order of taking not recorded. 

2. The taking of approximately fourteen thousand 
five hundred (14,500) square feet of land, for Fire De- 
partment purposes, supposed to belong to Alfred M., 
Ernest J. and Bernard L. Greenhood, Trustees under 
will of Benjamin H. Greenhood; James Dwork; City of 
Boston (Overseers of the Poor, Lucy Parkman Fund) ; 
and person or persons unknown (Auburn court); situ- 
ated in the Boston Proper District, under an order of 
this Commission and Mayor dated August 13, 1962, 
and recorded in the Suffolk Registry of Deeds on 
August 13, 1962. 

School Building Department: 

1. The taking of approximately forty-four thousand 
square feet of land, for school purposes, supposed to 
belong to John Abdallah, City of Boston, and person or 
persons unknown (Intervale avenue), situated in the 



Public Works Department 95 

West Roxbury District, under an order of this Com- 
mission and Mayor dated March 12, 1962, and recorded 
in the Suffolk Registry of Deeds on March 13, 1962. 

Sewer Program 

During the year 1962 the construction of 1.57 miles 
of sanitary sewer, 1.96 miles of storm sewer, 62 catch 
basins, and 2 drop inlets were ordered at a total esti- 
mated cost of $365,060.96. 

Estimated benefit to private property for the con- 
struction of the 1.57 miles of sanitary sewer amounted 
to $76,895.24. 

The following sewer easement was ordered discon- 
tinued: 

Private Land, Boston Proper, between Granby street 
and University road. 

Sewerage works were ordered as follows: 



96 



City Document No. 18 



SEWERAGE WORKS ORDERED 



Street 


Sanitary 
Sewer 
(Linear 
Feet) 


Surface 
Drain 

(Linear 
Feet) 


Catch 
Basins 


Drop 
Inlets 


Cost 


Estimated 
Benefit 


Boston Proper 


119 
297 








88,998 00 

10,770 00 

4,800 00 

8,400 00 

3,172 00 

400 00 

575 00 

175 00 

675 00 

400 00 

800 00 

3,976 00 

5,050 00 

75,000 00 

3,298 00 




Brighton 

♦Michael road and pri- 


297 

390 
345 

278 


2 

3 

4 
2 

1 
1 


1 

1 


S5.670 00 


Dorchester 










































100 










1 
2 
1 
1 


















160 

212 


1,695 00 


*Glenmore street 


215 
35 
120 


2,800 00 




120 


2 
2 




1,047 72 










279 

400 
266 
185 




4,178 00 

7,430 00 

720 00 

4,535 00 




Hyde Park 










♦Farrington street 

*Geraghty terrace 


190 


2 
2 




None 
1,582 48 



Public Works Department 



97 



Sanitary 
Sewer 

(Linear 
Feet) 



Surface 
Drain 

(Linear 
Feet) 



Catch 

Basins 



Drop 
Inlets 



Estimated 
Benefit 



Maida terrace 

♦Neponset avenue . . 

♦Parker street 

Pleasantview street . 

*Raynes road 

♦Warren park 

Westminster street . , 
South Boston 

Dorchester avenue . . 

Webb park 

West Roxbury 

Amory street 

Amory street 

♦Arnold Arboretum . 

♦Beech street 



♦Beech street, private 
land 



♦Braxton street 

♦Glencliff road 

♦Ethel street 

Goldsmith street 

♦Holly road 

♦Mann street 

Partridge street 

♦Running Brook road . 

♦Slocum road 

Stimson street 

♦Westmoor road 



200 
U02 



357 
515 

.'78 



170 
300 
120 
550 
1,325 
662 



252 

385 
506 

515 
276 
228 
175 
563 
110 
570 
.480 
682 



$2,482 00 


225 00 


7,571 00 


5,156 76 


4,220 00 


2,431 00 


2,186 00 


8,300 00 


2,500 00 


53,000 00 


4,000 00 


9,670 00 


5,685 00 


8,130 00 


10,218 00 


6,292 00 


595 00 


4,345 00 


8,455 00 


3,695 00 


11,345 00 


39,725 00 


13,335 00 


500 00 


7,647 20 



$1,389 00 
None 
2,301 44 
2,384 20 
2,114 98 
None 
739 11 

None 
1,125 00 

None 
None 
None 
4,266 75 

None 

None 
9,314 13 
None 
1,867 00 
2,685 00 
1,518 75 
4,196 16 
19,190 85 
6,938 23 
None 
4,069 44 



98 



City Document No. 18 



STREET ASSESSMENTS 



Street 


District 


Cost 


Assessment 




Dorchester 

Dorchester 

West Roxbury 

Dorchester 

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

Hyde Park 

Dorchester 

Dorchester 

West Roxbury .... 

West Roxbury. . . . 

Dorchester 

Dorchester 

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


$36,071 00 
23,259 52 
60,438 00 
30,520 13 

6,901 19 
22,056 56 

7,775 23 
19,715 66 
24,347 12 

9,547 92 

32,505 97 

1,007 22 
8,264 91 
31,800 88 
16,842 77 
10,832 52 


$17,187 48 




11,586 50 




26,733 67 




12,042 01 




2,356 36 




11,029 30 




3,887 63 




7,938 50 




7,021 67 




3,262 48 


Pleasantdale road (from Stimson 
street, 870 feet southerly) 

Pleasantdale road (on the easterly 
side, 350 feet south of Stimson 


13,319 50 
48 00 




2,738 49 




12,094 50 




5,554 48 




4,260 51 










$341,886 60 


$141,061 08 









SEWER ASSESSMENTS 



Street 


District 


Cost 


Assessments 




Hyde Park 

Hyde Park 
Hyde Park 
West Roxbury 
West Roxbury 
West Roxbury 
West Roxbury 
West Roxbury 
West Roxbury 
West Roxbury 
East Boston 


$10,195 57 

22,431 83 
2,895 21 
1,377 37 
1,319 78 
9,070 58 
812 23 

21,658 80 
3,435 00 
5,566 57 
2,109 86 


$5,609 56 

4,844 95 
2,171 40 


(Private Land) 












5,571 72 






14,949 36 
2,210 23 
1,661 04 
1,054 92 










Totals 




$80,872 80 


$40,419 12 







Public Works Department 99 



Assessments 

During the year 1962 the Highway Division of the 
Public Works Department sent notice of completion of 
nineteen (19) streets at a total cost of $341,866.60. 
On this work the Public Improvement Commission 
levied assessment in the amount of $141,061.08. 

During the same period the Sewer Division of the 
Public Works Department reported the completion of 
construction of sanitary sewerage in eleven (11) streets 
at a cost of $80,872.80, on which the Public Improve- 
ment Commission levied assessments in the amount of 
$40,419.12. 

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 reasonable time after connections were made to sewer 
from estates that had never paid an assessment for the 
original improvement. The following is a list of streets 
in which connections were made: 

Street District 

Alabama street Dorchester 

Allston street and Summit avenue Brighton 

American Legion Highway West Roxbury 

Bay street Dorchester 

Belle avenue West Roxbury 

Billings street West Roxbury 

Burroughs street West Roxbury 

Centre street West Roxbury 

Colborne road Brighton 

Cottage avenue (now Maplewood street) West Roxbury 

Danny road Hyde Park 

Dent street West Roxbury 

Dighton street Brighton 

Eastburn street Brighton 

East Chester park (now Massachusetts avenue) Roxbury 

Farragutroad South Boston 

Favre street Dorchester 

Florian street West Roxbury 

Freeport street Dorchester 



8195 00 


800 00 


532 00 


70 00 


91 18 


377 12 


54 50 


70 08 


199 22 


410 18 


400 00 


101 81 


144 00 


11 80 


160 00 


251 00 


149 76 


300 00 


233 40 



100 



City Document No. 18 



ASSESSMENTS Continued 

Street District 

Grove street West Roxbury . 

Hallet street Dorchester 

Johnson street West Roxbury . 

Langley road Brighton 

Orlando street Dorchester 

Terrace street and New Heath street Roxbury 

Washington street West Roxbury . 

Washington street West Roxbury . 

Washington street West Roxbury . 



Assessment 

100 00 


650 00 


396 00 


711 38 


150 00 


78 77 


350 00 


519 28 


606 00 


$8,112 47 



During the year 1962, the Highway Division of the 
Public Works Department sent notice of completion of 
sidewalks in nineteen (19) streets at a total cost of 
$38,436.04. On this the Public Improvement Com- 
mission levied assessments of $17,074.48. 



SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 



Street 



District 



Cost 



Addison street 

Auckland street 

Barnes avenue 

Burnside avenue 

Clarkwood street 

Crossman street 

Egremont road 

Gardner street (northerly side) . 
Gardner street (southerly side) . 

Gladstone street 

Harbor View street 

Harding road 

Kenmore road , 

Knoll street 

Malvern street 

Osceola street 

Spofford road 

Telford street 

Victoria street 



East Boston 

Dorchester 

East Boston 

West Roxbury 

Dorchester 

Dorchester 

Brighton 

West Roxbury 

West Roxbury 

East Boston 

Dorchester 

West Roxbury 

Dorchester 

West Roxbury 

Brighton 

Hyde Park 

Brighton 

Brighton 

Dorchester 



$4,183 40 
424 80 
1,522 45 
6,941 45 
1,315 80 
2,204 00 
1,305 19 
1,754 47 
1,172 91 

4.374 28 
166 95 
905 85 

3,273 70 
1,082 20 
3,157 95 
1,021 82 
866 04 

1.375 20 
1,387 58 



$2,091 70 
133 91 
761 21 

2,452 50 
515 12 

1,102 03 
890 00 
877 23 
582 50 

2,187 13 
71 75 
362 00 
729 99 
501 00 

1,491 51 
510 49 
433 02 
687 60 
693 79 



Totals. 



$38,436 04 



$17,074 48 



Public Works Department 



101 



Street Name Changes 

Ashley street, East Boston, from Breed street to Boardman 
street. New name: Father Toma street. 

Gillette park, South Boston, from A street to New York, 
New Haven Railroad. New name: Yard Way. 

Morgan street, Boston Proper, from Columbus avenue to 
Stanhope street. New name: Cahner place (to be effective 
March 1, 1962). 

Worthington street, Roxbury, from Fenway to Longwood 
avenue. New name: Palace road. 

Sunnymead terrace, Brighton, from Commonwealth avenue 
to approximately 130 feet southeasterly. New name: Com- 
monwealth court. 

Land Damages 

On new street construction 119 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 $29,187.48. 

During the period of this report 84 petitions for public 
utilities were approved for the placing and maintaining 
of poles for the support of wires. 

Also, 102 petitions were approved for miscellaneous 
installations or uses of the public highways of the City 
of Boston, as follows: 



Street 
Alabama street, Dorchester 

Annapolis street, Dorchester 

Ashley street, East Boston 

Atlantic avenue, Boston Proper 

Beacon street, Boston Proper 

Beacon street, Boston Proper 

Beacon street, Boston Proper 

Bennington street, East Boston 

Blossom street, Boston Proper 

Blue Hill avenue, Dorchester 

Bowdoin square, Boston Proper 

Boylston street, Boston Proper 

Breed street, East Boston 

Broad street, Boston Proper 

Broadway, Boston Proper 

Brownson terrace, West Roxbury 

C street, Boston Proper 

Cambridge street, Boston Proper 



Petitioner 
Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Great A. & P. Company 

Colmar Corporation 

Stratford Realty Trust 

Irene P. Yphantis 

Boston Gas Company 

Boston Edison Company 

Edward Braverman 

Boston Edison Company 

Boston Edison Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Frank Leeder 

Irving Brodsky 

Boston Gas Company 

Leo Young, Inc. 

Cober Realty, Inc. 



Nature of Petition 
Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 

Illuminated sign 

Permanent marquee 

Canopy 

Illuminated sign 

Underground gas main 

Conduit 

Illuminated sign 

Steam pipe 

Conduit 

Underground gas main 

Plain sign 

Illuminated sign 

Underground gas main 

Loading platform 

Illuminated sign 



102 



City Document No. 18 



Street 

Cambridge street, Boston Proper! 
Somerset street, Boston Proper } 
Howard street, Boston Proper J 

Canal street, Boston Proper 

Canterbury street, West Roxbury 

Centre street, West Roxbury 

Centre street, West Roxbury 

Charles street, Hyde Park 

Chelsea street, East Boston 

Chelsea street, East Boston 



Chelsea street, Charlestown 
Looney Way, Charlestown 



Bunker Hill street, Charlestown] 
Clifford street, Hyde Park 
Columbus avenue, Boston Proper 
Commercial street, Boston Proper 
Congress street, Boston Proper 
Corey road, Brighton 
Court square, Boston Proper 
Cypress street, West Roxbury 
DeStefano road, West Roxbury 
Dudley street, Roxbury 
East Cottage street, Dorchester 
Edgewater Drive, Dorchester 
Federal street, Boston Proper 

Federal street, Boston Proper 

Federal street, Boston Proper 

Ford street, East Boston 

Foundry street, South Boston 

Francis street, Boston Proper 

Franklin street, Brighton 

Friend street, Boston Proper 

Friend street, Boston Proper 

Friend street, Boston Proper 

Granada avenue, West Roxbury 

Grove street, West Roxbury \ 
Centre street, West Roxbury/ 

Hamilton street, Hyde Park 

Harrison avenue, Boston Proper 

Huntington Avenue, Boston Proper 

Itasca street, Dorchester 

Jewett street, West Roxbury 

Leyden street, East Boston 



Petitioner 
Boston Edison Company 

Rapids Realty Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Fannie O. Berzon 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Louie Alfano 
William S. O'Connell 

Boston Gas Company 

Worcester Gas Light Company 

Charles Baker 

Boston Gas Company 

Boston Edison Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Hanover-Elm Building Corp. 

Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Intercolonial, Inc. 

Boston Gas Company 

BoBton Gas Company 

Boston Federal Savings and Loan 



Nature of Petition 
Steam main 

Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 
Illuminated sign 
Illuminated sign 

Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 

Plain sign 

Underground gas main 

Steam pipe 

Underground gas main 

Permanent marquees 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 



Association 
Boston Gas Company 
Federal St. Bldg. Trust 
Boston Gas Company 
N. Y. N. H. & H. R.R. 
N. E. Deaconess Hospital 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Minnie M. Fox 
Rapids Realty Company 
Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Co. 
Harrison Supply Company 
Allen Realty Trust 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 



Permanent marquee 

Underground gas main 

Illuminated sign 

Underground gas main 

Oil line 
Tunnel 

Underground gas main 
Conduit 
Plain sign 
Plain sign 

Underground gas main 
Regular pits 
Underground gas main 
Plain sign 
Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 



Public Works Department 



103 



Lincoln street, Brighton \ 
Cambridge street, Brighton/ 

Lincoln street, Brighton 

Lincoln street, Brighton 

Linwood street, Hyde Park 

Maple street, West Roxbury 



Petitioner Nature of Petition 

Cambridge Electric Light Company Conduits 
Gas Main 
Gas Main 
Gas Main 



Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 



Boston Edison Company 



Massachusetts avenue, Boston Proper Church Realty Trust 



Meshaka street, West Roxbury 
Newbury street, Boston Proper 
Newbury street, Boston Proper 
North Beacon street, Brighton 
Northern avenue, Boston Proper 
Norton street, Hyde Park 
Oliver street, Boston Proper 
Orlando street, Dorchester 
Pearl street, Boston Proper 
Perkins avenue, Hyde Park 
Pleasant street, Hyde Park 
Province street, Boston Proper 
Rawston road, West Roxbury 
River street, Hyde Park 
Safford street, Hyde Park 
Saratoga street, East Boston 
Spofford road, Brighton 
Stimson street, West Roxbury 



Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 
G. D. Steinberg 
Edwin F. Hannon 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Oliver Street Corp 
Boston Gas Company 
Charles T. Doe 

Worcester Gas Light Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Gorin and Leeder 
Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Leonard M. Goldstein 
Boston Gas Company 



St. James avenue, #6, Boston Proper Sheares Realty Trust 



Summer street, Boston Proper 
Summer street, Boston Proper 
Tremont street, Boston Proper 
Tremont street, Boston Proper 
Union street, Boston Proper 
Waldemar avenue, East Boston 
Walley street, East Boston 
Warrenton street, Boston Proper 
Washington street, Dorchester 
Washington street, Dorchester 
Washington street, Boston Proper 
Washington street, Brighton 
Waverly street, Brighton 
Westminster street, Hyde Park 
Wood avenue, Hyde Park 



Boston Edison Company 
Minot De Blois and Maddison 
L. and B. Corporation 
N. E. Center Hospital 
John DiGiovanni 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Warrenton Realty, Inc. 
Solomon Baron 
James Gramatich 
Historic Boston, Inc 
Julia M. Rourke 
Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Co. 
Worcester Gas Light Co. 



Underground gas main 
Permanent marquee 
Underground gas main 
Conduit 
Conduit 
Illuminated sign 
Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 
Plain sign 

Underground gas main 
Permanent marquee 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Plain sign 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Marquee 

Underground gas main 
Permanent marquee 

Conduit 

Sign 

Marquee 

Illuminated sign 
Illuminated sign 

Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 

Plain sign 

Illuminated sign 

Illuminated sign 

Plain sign 

Illuminated sign 

Underground gas main 

Underground gas mam 

Underground gas main 



104 City Document No. 18 



Private Ways 



During the year 1962, permission was given to prepare for 
public travel the following private ways: 

Bismarck street, Dorchester, from Cummins highway ap- 
proximately 190 feet southwesterly. 

Coffey street, Dorchester, from Neponset avenue approxi- 
mately 427 feet westerly. 

De Roma road, West Roxbury, from St. Theresa avenue 
approximately 310 feet southwesterly. 

Edson street, Hyde Park, from Chesterfield street to Morton 
street. 

Ethel street, West Roxbury, between Malverna road and 
Rawston road. 

Ethel street, West Roxbury, from Rawston road to Granada 
avenue. 

Farrington street, Hyde Park, from Chesterfield street ap- 
proximately 265 feet southwesterly. 

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

Gladeside terrace, Dorchester, from Gladeside avenue ap- 
proximately 140 feet northwesterly. 

Holly road, West Roxbury, from Jewett street to approxi- 
mately 330 feet southeasterly. 

Mann street, West Roxbury, from Running Brook road 
approximately 103 feet northwesterly. 

Michael road, Brighton, from Rushmore street approxi- 
mately 210 feet westerly. 

Rushmore road, Brighton, from end of public portion ap- 
proximately 160 feet northerly. 

Milton terrace, Hyde Park, from Milton avenue approxi- 
mately 345 feet northeasterly. 

Neponset avenue, Hyde Park, from Brush Hill terrace ap- 
proximately 136 feet northwesterly. 

Orlando street, Dorchester, from Monterey avenue approxi- 
mately 370 feet southwesterly. 

Orlando street, Dorchester, from a point approximately 120 
feet northeast of Messinger street approximate!}'- 90 feet north- 
easterly. 

Partridge street, West Roxbury, from Maplewood street to 
Sparrow street. 

Raynes road, Hyde Park, from Prospect street approxi- 
mately 240 feet southeasterly. 

River Street terrace, Hyde Park, from River street approxi- 
mately 370 feet southerly and westerly. 

Running Brook road, West Roxbury, from Westmoor road 
approximately 1,270 feet northerly and southeasterly to 
Woodley avenue. 



Public Works Department 105 

Slocum road, West Roxbury, from a point approximately 
230 feet northeasterly of Surreyhill road to approximately 461 
feet northeasterly. 

Starbird avenue, West Roxbury, from Byrd avenue approxi- 
mately 150 feet southwesterly. 

Stearns road, West Roxbury, from a point approximately 338 
feet northwest of Washington street approximately 235 feet 
northwesterly. 

Stratton street, Dorchester, from a point approximately 200 
feet east of Lyford street to Ames street. 

Tracy way, Boston Proper, from Blossom street to Staniford 
street. 

Warren park, Hyde Park, from Warren avenue approximately 
260 feet northeasterly. 

Westmoor road, West Roxbury, from Running Brook road 
approximately 340 feet southeasterly. 

During the same period, permission was given to open for 
public travel the following private wa} r s: 

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

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

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

Slocum road, West Roxbury, to Moss Hill road to a point 
approximately 150 feet northeast of Surreyhill road. 

Surreyhill lane, West Roxbury (formerly Surreyhill road), 
between Moss Hill road and Slocum road. 

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

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

James W. Haley, Chairman, 
James J. Sullivan, Jr., 
Thomas F. Carty. 



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