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ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1963. 

SEP 2 7 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 

1963 ANNUAL REPORT 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Page 

Letter of Transmittal 1 

Personnel 1 

Central OflEice 4 

Engineering Division 6 

Highway Division 11 

Sanitary Division 12 

Snow Removal 12-17 

Sewer Division 19 

"Water Division 20 

Break in Main Sewer 23 

Fiscal 24 

Public Improvement Commission Report ... 25 

Appendices 52 

Statistical and other Data Tables 

A. Central Office 65 

B. Engineering Division 76 

C. Highway Division 96 

D. Sanitary Division 116 

E. Sewer Division 123 

F. Water Division 128 



[Document 18 — 1964. 




ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1963 

Boston, January 4, 1964. 
Hon. John F. Collins, 

Mayor of Boston. 

Dear Mr. Mayor: 

In compliance with the provisions of Section 25, 
Chapter 3 of the Revised Ordinances of 1961, I respect- 
fully submit, herewith, the annual report of the Public 
Works Department and the Public Improvement Com- 
mission for the year ending December 31, 1963. 

The activities of the Public Works Department are 
varied and vital to health, safety, and convenience of 
not only to the citizen but also to the general public. 
The programs of the department include highway con- 
struction and maintenance, including bridges and street 
cleaning, the construction, maintenance and operation 
of water and sewerage facilities and the collection and 
disposal of offal and rubbish. The expenditures for 
these services amounted to $28,367,275.33, for this year. 

Personnel 
The policy of reducing the number of employees, by 
natural attrition, is still being carried forward. At the 
close of the year there were 1,380 employees in all 
categories on the department payrolls. This com- 
pares with 1,453 at the close of 1962 and 1,788 at the 
close of 1959. Because of a national shortage of en- 
gineers and the local demand and high wages paid in 
industry, difficulty has been experienced in securing 
replacement in this field. The same is true in the labor 
field and skilled mechanics. 



4 City Document No. 18 

Central Office 

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

The Administrative Branch function included the 
preparation and processing of correspondence, purchase 
supply requisitions, service orders, contracts, payrolls, 
personnel requisitions for transfers, promotions and 
terminations, the keeping of all required records and 
files, and provided all services required by the Public 
Improvement Commission. 

The Maintenance Branch provided 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, and a building maintenance shop; and the 
around-the-clock operation of a two-way radio station. 

The Maintenance Branch is responsible for the repair 
and maintenance of 494 vehicles. New equipment was 
acquired by purchase from the 1963 appropriations in 
the amount of $245,472.90; and $90,386.42 from the 
Snow Removal Appropriation. 

The Maintenance Branch has studied the possibility 
of using a snow melting machine. It is now believed 
that this machine will be an important adjunct to the 
snowfighting equipment of the department. The poten- 
tial savings in labor charges, its adoptability to the 
narrow streets of City Proper, the speed with which it 
can be placed in operation, and its alleviation of the 
acute emergency traffic problem, make this method of 
snow removal appealing. Final determination for its 
purchase will be made in 1964. 

The work involved in making approximately 10,000 
annual repair jobs is performed at four locations. 

(A) The Highland Street Motor Repair Garage is 
used for general repair work, stockroom, lubrication and 
dispensing of gasoline and oil. The stockroom contains 



Public Works Department 5 

an inventory of repair parts, tires, batteries, etc, valued 
at $50,000. A schedule of monthly lubrication is set up 
and the condition of vehicles is checked at that time. 

(B) Albany Street Garage in Public Works Depart- 
ment District No. 1. 

This unit consists of the garage proper, the welding 
shop, the street sweeper shop and the communication 
center. The garage is used for storing trucks and dis- 
pensing of gasoline and oil. During the winter season, 
repairs to chains are made here. Inspection for the 
semi-annual Registry of Motor Vehicles inspections for 
Area No. 1 vehicles are carried out here. 

The sweeper repair shop maintains the street sweeper 
fleet and in the snow removal season, repairs the snow- 
fighting equipment in the area. 

The maintenance shop maintains buildings and re- 
lated property of the department; constructs barriers, 
disposal boxes, signs, erects fences and platforms, re- 
models offices, etc. The personnel is made up of skilled 
mechanics. 

The welding shop is responsible for the care and 
maintenance of snowplows, street sweeper brooms and 
runners, disposal boxes, etc. Approximately 300 snow- 
plows and frames are installed on city trucks and con- 
tractors equipment and repairs are made on cutting 
edges, plow wheels, semicircles and curb bumpers. The 
shop does all welding on above plows and also on all 
other types of equipment. Considerable repair work is 
performed for other divisions of the department, repair 
of pumps and screens for the Sewer Division, repairing 
pipes, burning joints and cutting of bolts, repairing 
gate and shutoff wrenches for the Water Division, 
welding parts for cranes and stabihzing bars for Sanitary 
Division incinerator and repairing signs and fences for 
Highway Division. Welding is done on all types of 
vehicles. 

The Albany Street switchboard and the two-way 
radio base are located at the Albany Street Water Yard 
and are on a 24-hour, 7-day a week basis. The operators 
are in constant contact with the vehicles which are 
equipped as mobile stations. 



6 City Document No. 18 

(C) The Maintenance Branch in Public Works De- 
partment Area No. 2, is located at Forest Hills. It is 
used for repair work, lubrication and the dispensing of 
gasoline and oil. 

(D) The Maintenance Branch in Public Works De- 
partment Area No. 3, is located at Hancock street, 
Dorchester, and is used for the same purposes as in 
Area No. 2. 

It has been recognized that there is a need of a cen- 
tralized facility for departmental maintenance. In 
1963, the Legislature enacted legislation (Chapter 812) 
authorizing the State Department of Public Works to 
convey land in the Roxbury section of the city. This 
site would make an ideal locus for a centralized yard. 

The Permit Branch issued all permits under the 
jurisdiction of the department and collected the fees, as 
required therefor. Permits totaling $17,684 were issued 
in 1963. The cash receipts amounted to $256,008.61; 
special accounts $12,424.92 and deposit accounts $567,- 
418.52, for a grand total of $835,852.05. 

Engineering Division 

The Engineering Division performs all of the en- 
gineering planning, estimating and designing of the 
Public Works Department capital layout construction 
of the department. It also includes all of the work 
formerly performed by the Survey Division. The divi- 
sion is composed of four sections as follows: Adminis- 
tration, Planning and Programming, Survey and Design. 
The Administrative Section performed all duties of an 
administrative nature relating to the processing and 
maintenance of records pertaining to personnel, sup- 
plies reproductions, correspondence, and engineering 
costs. The reproduction unit of this section furnished 
blueprints, ozalid prints, autopositives, photostats, and 
photographs, as required by the various divisions of the 
department. Units of work of this section comprised 
27,072 photostats, 533 blueprints, 42,533 ozalids, 365 
autopositives, 4,687 negative and 5,928 prints. 

Planning and Programming Section: The Planning and 
Programming Section, under the supervision of an 
Associate Engineer, prepared all of the engineering and 



Public Woeks Department 7 

construction program for the Public Works Depart- 
ment. The program involved the highway, water, 
sewer, bridge and street lighting facilities. This section, 
with the support of the other sections of the Engineering 
Division, performed services as directed by the Public 
Improvement Commission. The Section Chief assisted 
the Division Engineer who served as the Public Im- 
provement Commission Engineer. In this capacity he 
attended thirty-six (36) meetings and hearings and 
assisted the Division Engineer in furnishing professional 
advice relative to interpretation of plans, land takings, 
specific repairs, widenings, and other improvements 
ordered by the Commission. 

In connection with the various programs, this section 
maintained liaison with the Massachusetts Department 
of Public Works, City of Boston Traffic and Parking 
Department, Fire Department, Police Department, 
Sewer, Water, Highway Division and all public utility 
companies. 

Upon receipt of plans of the Boston Extension of the 
Massachusetts Turnpike, this section reviewed and/or 
coordinated the plans with other city departments and 
divisions and the Boston Redevelopment Authority. 
This section assisted the Division Engineer in making 
recommendations concerning acceptance of the plans to 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Where applicable, all programs were coordinated with 
proposed plans of the Boston Redevelopment Au- 
thority. 

In connection with the foregoing, the Planning and 
Programming Section functioned as follows: 

Scheduled field surveys for the Survey Section. 

Scheduled preparation of construction plans by the 
Design Section. 

Prepared monthly groups for advertising for bids for 
reconstruction of streets {see Design Section report for 
accomplishment during 1963). 

In connection with Massachusetts Department of 
Public Works, Chapter 90 office, staged and sequenced 
development of Chapter 90 projects and arranged with 
other sections of the division for design changes on State 
Survey Plans relating to these projects. 



8 



City Document No. 18 



With specific reference to Chapter 90 projects, 
following is a summary of streets advertised for bids 
for reconstruction in 1963: 



Street 


Limits 


Length 


^S" 


C!ongres8 street, Boston Proper 

Arlington street, Boston Proper 
Broadway, Boston Proper 

D street, South Boston 

Quincy street, Dorchester 

Savin Hill avenue, Dorchester 

Columbus avenue, Roxbury 


Fort Point Channel Bridge to 
Stillings street 

Boylston street to Isabella 
street, Washington street to 
Park square 

Dorchester avenue to Cypher 
street 

Bowdoin street to Columbia 
road 

Pleasant street to Savin HUl 
court (at various locations) 

Massachusetts avenue to Tre- 
mont street 


1,080 
2,665 

3,346 
1,770 
3,405 
4,482 


$35,000 
40,000 

95,000 

57,000 

53,000 

140,000 


Totals 


16,748 


$420,000 



Other accomplishments of the Planning and Pro- 
gramming Section included: 

Maintained project progress charts. 

Investigated and reported on complaints from all sources, 
relative to poor condition of roadways, sidewalks, and street 
drainage. 

Kept cost records of engineering work performed on projects 
in which there was a fund participation by the federal govern- 
ment, such as West End Redevelopment, Government Center, 
etc. 

Arranged for the orderly processing of builders' plot plans, 
installations, sidewalk openings, and plans and profiles of 
work done by developers in connection with return of deposit 
for private ways open to public travel. 

The Survey Section: The Survey Section is required 
to make surveys and plans in connection with (a) laying 
out, widening, design, and construction of highways; 
(6) taking easements for sewerage; (c) discontinuance 
of public highways; (d) land to be acquired by eminent 



Public Works Department 9 

domain; (e) sidewalk assessments; and (/) specific 
repairs. This section's work also included the staking 
out of line and grade for construction of public works; 
staking out and setting bounds; surveys and plans of 
areas involved in major developments; surveys and 
plans of city-owned land; and surveys and plans as 
may be required by other departments. 

This section made 26 surveys and plans for laying 
out 2.3 miles of public highways; 237 surveys and 227 
plans for reconstruction of highways, totaling 39.5 
miles; 7 surveys and plans for discontinuing 0.47 miles 
of highways; 22 surveys and plans for taking of ease- 
ments for sewerage and/or for assessment purposes; 4 
profiles for highway construction; 17 surveys and plans 
for minimum requirement ways; and 22 surveys and 
plans were made for specific repairs and widenings 
(Chapter 90) involving 11.5 miles. One hundred 
sixty-five streets were surveyed for engineering reports. 

The Design Section: The Design Section functions 
during the year included the preparation of all plans, 
estimates, specifications, and contract forms relating 
to the design and construction of highway, sewer and 
water facilities; the preparation of design, plans and 
specifications required for proposed structures and 
appurtenances to be constructed by the operating 
divisions; the design of grades in connection with the 
construction of highways and sewers; the checking 
of all plot plans submitted to the Building Department 
for approval with regard to grades and the availability 
of sewer and water facilities; checking proposed con- 
struction over existing sewers; making tracings of all 
plans prepared by the Survey Section; the preparation 
of various maps, plans, charts, etc., required by the 
department, and making estimates and preliminary 
plans for the Public Improvement Commission. 

During the year this section completed plans, esti- 
mates, and specifications for highway construction 
estimated to cost $234,439; highway reconstruction 
estimated to cost $2,546,675; sewerage works estimated 
to cost $103,575; sewer and water work estimated to 
cost $363,308; and water extensions estimated to cost 
$117,376. 



10 City Document No. 18 

During 1963 the ''New Boston" look has started to 
appear physically in various parts of the city with 
construction actually well on the way or started on 
many projects. In connection with the Government 
Center development the new MTA relocation and 
turnaround has been completed and is in operation; 
foundation work for the Federal Office Building and 
the New City Hall has been started; and, just off 
Government Center, the new State Office Building 
steel work is being erected, With reference to the New 
City Hall, several meetings were held with representa- 
tives of the architects and the firm of Becker and 
Becker, planning consultants, concerning the layout 
of the Public Works Department space. A final layout 
was agreed upon which was worked out to the point 
where even the arrangement of furniture and equipment 
was settled. 

The Massachusetts Turnpike Extension is becoming 
a rapid reality with many of the more than 25 new 
bridges already built and opened to traffic; and nearly 
all of the other bridges are under construction. 

The Academy Homes Development in the Washington 
Park area has resulted in the installation of sewer and 
water facilities and the development of plans for new 
street construction here for early 1964 action. 

The Prudential area is taking visible shape in giant 
strides, with the Hotel America and the new Auditorium 
well advanced structurally. Plans have been completed 
by this division, through its consultant, Metcalf & 
Eddy, for extensive sewerage works relocations in the 
New Dalton Street area which will result in construction 
early in 1964. Concurrently, Metcalf & Eddy have 
completed contract drawings and specifications for the 
New Dalton Street Bridge and approaches. This work 
is planned for contract work to also start in 1964. 

All of the foregoing has resulted in a great deal of 
activity within this division in 1963 because of the 
necessary conferences with all of the agencies involved, 
review of plans, and much correspondence in connection 
with review and approvals of detailed plans requiring 
City of Boston approval. 



Public Works Department 11 

The personnel quota for this division has been estab- 
lished as 60. On January 1, 1963, the number of perma- 
nent employees working was 42. By December 31, 
1963, this had become 37, due to 2 retirements, 2 resig- 
nations, and 1 death. 

Supplementing this permanent work force (but, from 
a technically qualified point of view, not bringing our 
work output up to expected quota output) there were a 
total of 52 temporary appointees employed during the 
year. Because they were on a come and go basis this 
represents 495-man weeks or the equivalent of Oj men 
employed for a full 52-week period. 

The foregoing statistics point out the continuing need 
for getting properly qualified permanent engineers for 
the ever-increasing work load. 

In this connection, a good start was made during 1963 
when we personally visited Franklin Institute and Bos- 
ton Technical High School and spoke to the seniors on 
the desirability of a career with the City of Boston 
Public Works Department. This resulted in a few of 
these students coming to work with us and this type of 
program promises future dividends in acquiring intelli- 
gent personnel in the lower grades to eventually become 
the backbone of the department, technically-wise. 

Highway Division 

The Highway Division is comprised of four sections: 
Administration, Construction, Maintenance, and Street 
Lighting and supervises and performs all the services in- 
cidental to the construction of streets and sidewalks; 
highway maintenance work, including pavement mainte- 
nance, snow removal, street cleaning and catch-basin 
cleaning; the operation and maintenance of bridges; and 
the installation and maintenance of street lights. 

The Administrative Section performed all the duties 
of a clerical nature, including the preparation and 
processing of correspondence, initiating supply requisi- 
tions and service orders, and the preparation of contract 
payments. 

The Construction Section supervised the construction 
of 12 highways at a cost of $283,569.25 and reconstruc- 
tion of 196 streets during the year at an expenditure of 



12 City Document No. 18 

$2,667,968.90. Chapter 90 projects completed during 
the year were: Adams street, from Gallivan Boulevard 
to Ashmont street; La Grange street, from Washington 
street to Newton line; Cambridge street, from Somer- 
ville line to Sullivan square; Green street, from Wash- 
ington street to Centre street; Dorchester avenue, from 
Freeport street to Columbia road at a total cost of 
$401,879.88. Contracts were awarded in the amount of 
$1,420,640.20 for highway construction to be completed 
in 1964. 

The Maintenance Section performed sidewalk and 
roadway repairs on and cleaned and flushed the 750 
miles of streets; cleaned 3,817 catch basins of the 25,352 
in the city; maintained and operated eight drawbridges 
and maintained 83 other bridges. 

The Street Lighting Section has the custody of 30,088 
street lights and supervised the installation of new 
lights and the replacement of existing lights totaling 
3,412 units. 

During the year 1963, there were approximately 288 
gas lamps maintained by the city. Installation of 44 gas 
lamps were made. Ninety-seven police spotlights were 
maintained. 

Snow Removal 
Snowfall for the season of 1962-1963 amounted to 
30.0 inches. The cost was $1,036,807.04. 

Sanitary Division 
The Sanitary Division is composed of three sections: 
Administration, Collection, and Disposal and provides 
for the collection and removal of all solid waste and pro- 
vides for the disposal of all collected wastes by the oper- 
ation of an incinerator and an open land dump together 
with an out-of-town dump by contract. 

Administrative Section 

The activities of the Administrative Section comprised 

of supervising the various functions and operations of 

the division, the preparing of all contracts, the processing 

of payments, the processing of reports, correspondence 



Public Works Department 13 

and complaints (complaints were written, telephoned 
and in person) and compilation of inspectors' reports and 
daily reports on the Collection and Disposal Section's 
performances, investigating and processing applications 
for permits for the transportation of refuse and the super- 
vision of the Snow Emergency Center. 

Collection Section 

The Collection Service supervised the work of con- 
tractors and division forces in the collection and disposal 
of refuse and garbage throughout the city. Contracts 
were awarded to eleven contractors, for the period 
April 1, 1963, to March 31, 1964. The total collection 
contract costs were $2,184,837.63. 

A uniformed force of sanitary inspectors was organ- 
ized during the year. This force served violation notices 
and patrolled assigned areas in the city. An over-all 
improvement in litter control has already been ob- 
served. There were 5,237 violation notices served in 
which corrective action was made and 108 violations 
resulting in court action. 

The city exercised its final option in accordance with 
Article 17 of the existing removal contracts. Contracts 
were renewed with the present contractors with the city 
absorbing 75 percent of the fifteen-cent per hour in- 
crease granted the drivers and helpers. This increase 
added $39,510 to the cost of removal of refuse. 

During the months of June, July, and August, in co- 
operation with the Health Department, a city-wide 
program of cleaning city-owned and privately-owned 
lots was inaugurated. A total of 664 lots were cleaned 
at a cost of $57,393. 

A program of cleaning the South End and lower Rox- 
bury alleys was continued throughout the year. 

A program in close cooperation with the Police, 
Health, and Real Property Departments, was initiated 
to remove abandoned motor vehicles from the highways 
and from city-owned and other vacant lots. The 
seriousness of this problem was recognized by the 
General Court which enacted Chapter 525 of the Acts 
of 1963, effective July 29, 1963. This act provides for 
fines of not less than one hundred dollars or more than 



14 City Document No. 18 

five hundred dollars, plus revocation of the license of 
anyone convicted of abandoning a motor vehicle on any 
public or private way or upon any property other than 
his own without permission of the owner or lessee or 
said property. A contract was let for the disposal of 
these vehicles. 

The servicing of litter baskets was carried on with the 
use of two packer-type trucks, working night shifts. 
The same trucks are used to police the Blackstone 
Street Market Area on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Disposal Section 

Ths Disposal Section provided for the disposal of the 
city's refuse at the Gardner Street, West Roxbury, dump 
and the incinerator. Refuse from the East Boston 
section of Boston, was removed to a private dump, in 
Saugus. 

The Gardner Street Dump was operated, as in former 
years, as an open fill with earth cover for the disposal of 
426,720 cubic yards of rubbish from the following dis- 
tricts: Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Hyde Park, and 
Brighton. A garbage transfer station has remained in 
operation at this site for the disposal of approximately 
14,000 cubic yards of garbage received from the afore- 
mentioned districts. It is becoming increasingly difficult 
to provide adequate cover over the rubbish fill at this 
site, principally due to the lack of adequate equipment, 
the availability of cover material at this time being ex- 
hausted, unless a drag-line operation is started to obtain 
approximately 40,000 cubic yards needed annually for 
surface cover on the dump. A revenue of $10,446 has 
been obtained from dumping fees at this dump. This is 
principally due to the increase of dumping rates bringing 
them in line with other dumps in the metropolitan area. 

The city exercised its option to renew its contract with 
M. DeMatteo Construction Company for providing a 
refuse disposal site in Saugus for the disposal of all the 
refuse from the East Boston district. The annual cost 
for this contract was $24,000. 

The garbage transfer stations at Victory road, Dor- 
chester, and Gardner street. West Roxbury, were con- 
tinued in operation throughout the year for the disposal 



Public Works Department 15 

of garbage collected in several of the city's districts. 
The city exercised its option and renewed contracts with 
Kristoff Brothers for removing 15,600 cubic yards of 
garbage delivered at the Victory Road Garbage Transfer 
Station, and with Kennedy Brothers for removing 
14,000 cubic yards of garbage delivered at the Gardner 
Street Garbage Transfer Station. The annual cost for 
each contract amounted to $13,050. 

The permit to maintain a dump, between East Brook- 
line street and the Southeast Expressway, for receiving 
residue from the South Bay incinerator expired April 1, 
1963. The residue dump relocated and a permit 
granted by the state, in the Fort Point Channel, between 
the Southeast Expressway and Dover street. 

The problem of disposing of bulk and noncombustible 
materials delivered to the South Bay incinerator from 
districts serviced by this plant was solved by awarding 
a contract, which was publicly advertised, for the re- 
moval of said materials, at a cost of $18,310. This 
method proved less costly than having this material 
handled by our own forces. 

The yearly program of rodent control was continued 
at the South Bay incinerator, the garbage transfer 
stations and the Gardner Street, West Roxbury, dump, 
at the annual cost of $1,350. This program is evidently 
effective since no complaints of rat infestation have been 
received. 

Incinerator 

The South Bay incinerator received and disposed of a 
total of 144,844 tons of refuse for the year 1963 from a 
population of approximately 450,000 or 67 percent of the 
city's total. The plant continues to operate on 5j days 
consisting of sixteen 8-hour burning shifts with occas- 
sional days of additional burning shifts due to equipment 
outages or tunnel floodage. As a public service, small 
quantities of confidential papers from private concerns 
and governmental agencies were continued to be de- 
stroyed at the plant. 

During 1963, the regular maintenance force of the 
plant, in addition to routine maintenance, assisted the 
field engineer from Flynn & Emrich Company in the 



16 City Document No. 18 

rebuilding of one furnace, and from the knowledge thus 
obtained have rebuilt several cells in other units. 
Minor repairs to refractories which have heretofore 
required the services of a contractor, are being made by 
city forces. Experimental protection of arch refractories 
have been made and an extension of this protection will 
be given to other furnaces in 1964. Replacement of 
worn-out hydraulic pumps have been completed. Re- 
pairing overhead doors in the ash tunnel have been made 
by our forces. 

Maintenance work performed under the contract for 
emergency repairs included the annual reallignment of 
the crane rails and structural supports; an alternate 
boiler feed water system was completed; new blowoff 
valves were installed on all boilers; the boiler blowoff 
tank was repaired; drainage system under crawl space 
was installed; steam main was recovered; a new expan- 
sion valve installed on the main; new support anchors 
were installed on the steam main and the expansion 
joint anchoring was completely revised and installed. 

From September 12, 1963, to October 23, 1963, ex- 
periments in steam production were made, both with 
and without the supplemental oil burners installed under 
the plant "betterment program" and some steam was 
transmitted to the Boston City Hospital. However, 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts directed that the 
fly ash system be reactivated. It was proven that to 
use the system, all the steam generated from burning 
rubbish would be required to operate the induced draft 
fans. Thus, to attempt to produce any steam for the 
Boston City Hospital supplemental oil in quantity 
would be required. The hospital was apprised of this 
and no further steam has been transmitted. 

The plant continues to present problems. A reha- 
bilitation of five furnaces will be required in 1964. 
Rebuilding furnace bridge walls and the mechanical 
grates will be required. This was after a complete and 
thorough survey by the Flynn & Emrich field engineer 
and the city's engineer was completed. This is nor- 
mally necessary after three years of plant operation. 



Public Works Department 17 

A program is under way to completely staff the plant 
with permanent employees in various classifications 
from available Civil Service lists and in plant promo- 
tions. This will reduce the number of temporary 30-day 
employees considerably. An increase in the number of 
overtime hours required can be attributed to an ever- 
increasing "out of service" time of plant equipment due 
to normal attrition and to a continued absentee record 
about 40 percent above private industrial rates. 

During 1963, a complete study of the ventilation and 
dust control was made by consultants (Leo Crowley 
Company) and phases of their program are anticipated 
in the 1964 budget. 

During a schooling period, all stokers, supervisory 
and others were instructed in the use of the mechanically 
agitated stoker grates and were certified as "instructors 
of stoking" by the field engineer from Flynn & Emrich, 
the manufacturers of the stoker mechanism. 

Snow Removal 

The Sanitary Division was given the responsibility 
for furnishing equipment and personnel for the snow- 
plowing and removal in East Boston, District 9, in the 
fall of 1963. 

The Snow Emergency Center continued in its third 
year of operation at Fire Headquarters Building during 
the snow^ season under the direction of Division Engineer 
and Deputy Commissioner, John F. Flaherty, as chair- 
man. This unit is supervised by the Administrative 
Section of the Sanitary Division. The coordinating 
table of the center has representatives of several depart- 
ments, as well as the utility companies. This center 
processed hundreds of calls from the general public to 
the agency or department involved during the storms 
which occurred in 1963. The center, in addition to the 
department representatives, also has a unique com- 
munications system consisting of short-wave radios to 
Public Works and Fire Headquarters, and a direct 
"hot" line to the MTA and each police station, and a 
teletypewriter to each Public Works district yard and 
snow headquarters. The center is called into operation 
at the onset of any snowfall with a skeleton force. As 



18 City Document No. 18 

the storm forecast predicts heavier snowfall, additional 
personnel and table representatives are activated to 
operate the center in assisting the general public. The 
Emergency Center handles all press, radio, and tele- 
vision releases during all snowstorms, keeping the public 
informed on all storm activities. 

Sewer Division 

The Sewer Division with 110 employees (11 less than 
the 121 employees in the 1962 quota) is distributed into 
three sections, viz.. Administrative, Maintenance, and 
Construction, under the direction of a Division Engineer. 

The Administrative Section, numbering 5 employees, 
under Head Administrative Clerk, is charged with 
preparing budgetary requests, recording pertinent times 
records of employees, presenting requisitions, service 
orders and receiving notices to the Central Office of the 
department, collecting statistics useful to the division 
planning and directing methods and procedure neces- 
sary to the clerical work in the division and furnishing 
information to the public and to employees regarding 
departmental activities, regulations, and legal responsi- 
bilities. 

The Maintenance Section, numbering 89 employees, 
under an Associate Civil Engineer, is charged with 
cleaning sewers and sewer appurtenances, answering 
and investigating complaints, maintaining and repairing 
sewers, inspecting the laying of drains, operating 
pumping stations and disposal plant, recording com- 
plaints, recording inspections, keeping record plans of the 
entire sewerage system to date, and furnishing infor- 
mation to the public. 

The Construction Section, numbering 16 employees, 
under an Associate Civil Engineer, is charged with the 
entire building operations of sewerage works under 
contract from the field layouts through the final in- 
spection, and furnishing record plans of work for the 
sectional plans maintained by Maintenance Section. 

The Sewer Use Charge for the year amounted to 
$2,444,763.22 and $362,398.32 was added to taxes for a 
total of $2,807,161.54. 



Public Works Department 19 

The division acquired the following equipment: 
four Falcon station wagons and two S. H. P. sewer 
rodding machines. 

Late in 1962, another major break occurred in the 
main intercepting sewer in Massachusetts avenue, 
west of Clapp street, Dorchester. This 9-foot in dia- 
meter sewer was constructed between August, 1879, 
and November, 1880, under almost insurmountable 
engineering conditions as gauged by engineer standards 
of that date. The novel method of construction em- 
ployed and the fact that the sewer remained in active 
service for more than eighty years has attracted 
national attention. 

Prior to construction, Massachusetts avenue had not 
been laid out as a highway. Borings on the line showed 
beds of mud, at this locus, which were 20 to 86 feet 
deep below the marsh surface. Because of the danger 
of maintaining a staple sewer during and after filling 
for highway construction, it was decided to fill the street 
to full lines and grades before sewerage works construc- 
tion. 

The contract for placing the fill was commenced 
January, 1879, and was completed November, 1879. 
So great was the settlement of this filling into the mud, 
over 106,000 cubic yards of gravel were required, and 
the marsh surface for 100 feet on either of the filled 
street was pushed up by the filling from 8 to 14 feet 
high. A surcharge, 20 feet wide at the top and 8 feet 
high, was placed upon the street where the mud was 
deepest to insure prompt settlement. 

It was deemed inadvisable to construct a masonry 
sewer on such a foundation and a wooden section 
consisting of an external wooden shell formed of 
4-inch spruce planks, 10 inches wide, every fourth plank 
being wedge shaped, the whole securely spiked and 
treenailed together and lined with 4 inches of brick or 
concrete was selected. 

The depth of excavation was from 32 to 36 feet and 
the pressures were so great, that at times, 60 braces of 
8-inch by 8-inch or heavier timber was insufficient to 
contain an 18-foot section of the trench. The wooden 
shell as well as the lining was increased in size to com- 



20 City Document No. 18 

pensate for settlement. Upon completion, the sewer 
settled in a long curve to a maximum depth of 18 inches 
in the 1,894-foot section. That this sewer operated for 
eighty years seems incredible. 

Repairs were made by installing a reinforced concrete 
arch for a section 140 feet long. Failure showed in the 
oak treenails, from what appeared to be internal pres- 
sures. 

The entire one quarter of a mile section should be 
rebuilt, but, as the Deer Island MDC Treatment Plant 
is scheduled to be in operation in June, 1965, and a large 
portion of the sewage carried by the Massachusetts 
Avenue sewer will be diverted at that time the project 
has been deferred. After the treatment plant is in 
operation, reconstruction of the section will be started 
with a substantial reduction in size and costs. 

The mileage of common sewers was increased by 
3.65 miles making a total of 1,347.16 miles of sewer and 
surface drains in the city. The net increase in the num- 
ber of catch basins was 65, making the total number of 
catch basins in the city 25,352. In 1963, 43,529 million 
gallons of sewage was pumped at a cost of $5.28 per 
million gallons. The average flow was 119.26 million 
gallons per day. 

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

The Administrative Section handled the preparation 
and processing of correspondence, initiated requisitions 
and supply orders, prepared contract payments and 
maintained all of the required files and records relating 
to the water system and its operation. 

The Construction Section furnished the engineering 
and inspection force supervising the laying and relaying 
of 3.35 miles of water main and the abandonment of 8. 



Public Works Department 21 

A policy has been established of replacing 50 or more 
hydrants a year by contract. A contract was let for 
painting hydrants. 

Maintenance Section 
The Maintenance Section is responsible for the opera- 
tion and maintenance of the water distributing system, 
comprising 1,035.5 miles of pipes, including 18.64 miles 
of high pressure fire service, ranging in size from 2 
inches to 48 inches in diameter, and including gates, 
valves, hydrants, and other appurtenances. 

This section provides for the repair of main pipes, 
service pipes, hydrants and gates, and furnishes emer- 
gency service on a 24-hour per day, seven-day per 
week basis. The section forces are augmented by 
contractors personnel for excavating and backfilling 
trenches. Contracts for this work awarded in 1963 
totaled $221,726.25. 

This section also operates a maintenance shop which 
comprises a machine shop, plumbing shop, and meter 
shop. This unit handles drilling services and the ma- 
chining and assembly of all new corporation and tapping 
gates up to 6 inches. Also machined and repaired are 
defective hydrants and defective gates at the site, if 
possible. Assistance to the other divisions of the Public 
Works Department is rendered as required. New 
meters are installed and old meters are changed, tested, 
and repaired. 

Revenue Section 
The Revenue Section performs all of the work in- 
volved in processing bills, customer relations, and com- 
plaints of plant maintenance. These operations in- 
clude applications for new services, reading 97,370 
meters quarterly, as well as the bookkeeping entailed 
in these accounts, and the issuance of statements of 
outstanding water bills to the consumers at the end of 
the year as a courtesy to the customer. 



22 City Document No. 18 

Area Yards 
Area No. 1 Yard, 710 Albany street, Boston. Services: 

Charlestown, North and West Ends, Back Bay, Stuart, 

South End, East Boston, Elm Hill, Dudley, Mission Hill, 

and Roxbury. 
Area No. 2 Yard, 327 Forest Hills street, Jamaica Plain. 

Services: Jamaica Plain, Brighton, West Roxbury, and 

Hyde Park. 
Area No. 3 Yard, 160 Hancock street, Dorchester. Services: 

Dorchester (North), South Boston, and Dorchester (South). 

These yards are responsible for the repair and main- 
tenance of main pipes, service and fire pipes, hydrants, 
gates and providing emergency and general service to 
the public. The main yard at 710 Albany street main- 
tains emergency crews around the clock for any water 
service that may be required in any section of the city. 

The main yard and the two area yards were assisted 
by three contractors. The contractual work consisted 
of excavation and backfilling to allow Water Division 
employees to repair leaks, lay or relay water services, 
change hydrants and repair or replace defective appurte- 
nances. This contractual work was performed in a 
satisfactory manner and proved its value by giving 
service to the public. 

The heavy stock, 20 inches and larger, formerly stored 
at the main yard at 710 Albany street, is now stored at 
the Gardner Street dump to compensate for the storage 
area lost to the City Hospital. 

Area 1 Maintenance Shops 
The maintenance shops handled all drilling of services 
in the main yard and assisted, in case of emergency, in 
the area yards. They continue to machine and assemble 
4-inch and 6-inch corporation and tapping gates, 
repair defective hydrants, repair in the ground, if 
possible, defective gates and rebuild both corporation, 
tapping, and high pressure gates. When present gate 
stock has been depleted all 4-inch and 6-inch gates will 
be contracted for through regular bidding procedures. 
Along with this work they are called upon to assist 
other branches of the Public Works Department in 



Public Works Department 23 

many special jobs. Contracts were awarded this year 
for 3,000 |-inch meters and for 300 meters ranging in 
size from j-inch to 2-inches. These meters are of the 
magnetic type and it is indicated from our experience of 
the previous year that this may be our standard type 
water meter. The meter shop installs new large meters, 
changes worn and defective meters, tests, repairs, and 
maintains records of all meters in and out of service 
and renders assistance to other divisions in machine 
and plumbing work. 

Business Office 
This office is charged with the responsibility of 
processing all functions in relation to the revenue from 
water supply and service. 

These functions include processing applications for 
new services and fire pipes, reading 97,370 meters 
quarterly, testing, repairing, installing and removing 
meters and receiving complaints from the water-con- 
suming public. Revenue collected by the Water Division 
in 1963 amounted to $9,131,515.70. 

The employees assisted on inquiries and computation 
of sewer charges. 

The Water Division processes and resolves all peti- 
tions for abatements concerning sewer charges, when 
such petitions concern water consumption. Those 
petitions of a technical nature are resolved by the 
Sewer Division. 

The Metropolitan District Commission water assess- 
ment for 1963 was $5,315,843.64 for 44,298,697,000 
gallons of water at $120 per million gallons. 

The program of the "lost water survey" continued 
during the year, with marked success. 

The break in the main sewer line and repeated com- 
plaints in several sections of abnormally low water 
pressure, clearly indicate that a major study must be 
made in the immediate future of both the sewerage 
system and the water distribution system as both 
systems are approaching obsolescence. 



24 City Document No. 18 

Fiscal 

The cost of operating the Public Works Department 
for the year 1963 amounted to $28,367,275.33, of which 
$5,132,797.20 was for Metropolitan Water Assessment; 
and $1,502,831.24 was for Metropolitan Sewer Assess- 
ments. 

Appended hereto, is the report submitted by the 
Public Improvement Commission and statistical data 
relative to the activities of the various divisions for the 
year 1963. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James W. Haley, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



Public Works Department 25 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 31, 1963 



January 2, 1964. 

Hon. John F. Collins, 

Mayor of Boston 

Through the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Dear Mr. Mayor: 

In accordance with the provisions of Section 25, 
Chapter 3 of the Revised City Ordinances of 1961, the 
following report of the Public Improvement Com- 
mission for the year ending December 31, 1963, 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 in- 
flammables, filling stations, and parking lots 
which were transferred to the Committee on 
Licenses in the Public Safety Commission. 
(6) Those relating to the planting and removal of 
trees in public ways, the use of public ways 
for any temporary obstruction in, under or 
over the same, the use of public ways for the 
storage and sale of merchandise, 
(c) Those relating to the abatement of taxes which 
were transferred to the Real Property Depart- 
ment. 



26 City Document No. 18 

Functions of the Board of Street Commissioners 
transferred to this Commission include the authority 
to lay out, widen, relocate, alter, discontinue, or rename 
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, two hundred 
and sixty-nine (269) highway improvements were or- 
dered by the Public Improvement Commission, in- 
cluding the laying out of twenty-two (22) new highways, 
the installation of artificial stone sidewalks and edge- 
stone in fifty-six (56) streets, the widening and relocation 
of eighty-five (85) public ways, consisting of 354 widen- 
ings, the making of specific repairs in eighty-four (84) 
streets, the discontinuance of twenty-one (21) streets 
and revision of one (1) street. 

Layouts With Construction 
The following streets were ordered laid out and con- 
structed as Public Ways during the year 1963: 

Academy court, Roxbury (formerly Kerry court), from 
Academy road approximately 150 feet northerly. Length, 150 
feet. 

Academy road (formerly Citadel road), Roxbury, from 
Columbus avenue approximately 600 feet easterly. Length, 
600 feet. 

Academy terrace (formerly Kelvin court), Roxbury, from 
Academy road approximately 150 feet northerly. Length, 
150 feet. 

Banfield avenue, Dorchester, from Wooddale avenue approxi- 
mately 415 feet northeasterly. Length, 415 feet; estimated 
cost, $15,829; estimated benefit, $7,914.49. 

Beech street. West Roxbury and Hyde Park, from a point 
approximately 50 feet southwest of Alpheus road approxi- 
mately 570 feet southwesterly. Length, 570 feet; estimated 
cost, $16,200; estimated benefit, $8,101.41. 



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Beechmont Footway, West Roxbury and Hj^de Park, from 
the end of the proposed layout of an extension of Beechmont 
street to the end of the proposed layout of an extension of 
Beech street. Length, 245 feet; estimated ^ost, $5,434; esti- 
mated benefit, $2,716.50. 

Beechmont street, West Roxbury, extension from end of 
public portion approximately 200 feet northeasterly. Length, 
200 feet; estimated cost, $46,277; estimated benefit^ $3,667. 

Church street, Hyde Park, from River street to Hollis road, 
estimated cost, $13,381 ; estimated benefit, $6,690.02. 

Crestwood park, Roxbury, from Townsend street to Town- 
send street. 

Edgeway terrace, West Roxbury and Hyde Park, from 
Dale street approximately 1,400 feet southerlj'. Length, 1,400 
feet; estimated cost, $38,160; estimated benefit, $6,625.53. 

Evandale terrace, Dorchester, from Sa\an Hill avenue to 
William T. Morrissey Boulevard. Length, 280 feet; estimated 
cost, $17,000; estimated benefit, $8,500. 

Goff street, Hyde Park, from Sherrin street to Lodgehill 
road. Length, 604 feet; estimated cost, $13,000; estimated 
benefit, $6,500.01 

Leseur road, Hyde Park, from Fairmout avenue approxi- 
mately 175 feet southwesterly. Length, 175 feet; estimated 
cost, $5,100; estimated benefit $2,549.98. 

Manchester street, Hyde Park, from Temple street approxi- 
mately 230 feet east of Cedar street. Length, 230 feet; esti- 
mated cost, $21,294; estimated benefit, $10,646.99. 

Parkson street (formerly Irving street), Hyde Park, from 

Hyde Park avenue to CHfford street. Length, 436 feet; 
estimated cost, $21,186; estimated benefit, $10,097.98. 

Paula road, Dorchester, from a point approximately 200 
feet northerly from Clearwater Drive approximately 140 feet. 
Length, 140 feet; estimated cost, $6,109; estimated benefit, 
$3,723.53. 

Slayton Way (formerly Kenyon court), Roxbury, from 
Ritchie street southerly, easterly, and southerly approximately 
400 feet to dead end. Length, 400 feet. 

Slocum road, West Roxbury, from Moss Hill road approxi- 
mately 230 feet northeast of Surreyhill Lane. Length, 230 
feet; estimated cost, $23,800; estimatea benefit, $11,899.93. 

Surrej'^hill Lane, West Roxbury, from Moss Hill road to 
Slocum road, estimated cost, $11,200; estimated benefit, 
$5,600.01. 

Trilling Way, South Boston, from Northern avenue approxi- 
mately 300 feet southwesterly. Length, 300 feet; estimated 
cost, $14,375; estimated benefit, $9,520. 



28 City Document No. 18 

Weaver court, Roxbury (formerly Luther street), from. 
Weaver Way approximately 130 feet easterly to dead end. 
Length, 130 feet. 

Weaver Way (formerly Hope Lane), Roxbury, from Academy 
road approximately 370 feet northerly to dead end. Length, 
370 feet. 

Discontinuances 

Bennington street, East Boston, between Leyden street and 
Walley street. 

Brattle street, Boston Proper, Washington street to former 
location of Brattle square. 

Cambridge street, Boston Proper, southerly side, between 
Somerset street and Stoddard street. 

Chardon court, Boston Proper, Chardon street approxi- 
mately 100 feet southeasterly. 

Chardon street, Boston Proper, Cambridge street to Mer- 
rimac street. 

Crestwood park, Roxbury, from Townsend street approxi- 
mately 250 feet northeasterly. 

Elm street, Boston Proper, Washington street to Block 
square. 

Franklin avenue, Boston Proper, Brattle street to Cornhill. 

Friend street, Boston Proper, Hanover street to Union street. 

Friend street, Boston Proper, Merrimac street to former 
location of Sudbury street. 

Green street, Boston Proper, Cambridge street to Stamford 
street. 

Hale street, Boston Proper, Green street to South Margin 
street. 

Hanover street, Boston Proper, ScoUy square to Union street. 

Hartford street, Boston Proper, from High street to Wendell 
street. 

Mt. Washington avenue, South Boston, from 112 feet 
northwest of Granite street to 200 feet northwest of Fort Point 
Channel. 

Norman street, Boston Proper, Green street to Merrimac 
street. 

Pitts street, Boston Proper, Green street to Merrimac street. 

Portland street, Boston Proper, Merrimac street to former 
location of Sudbury street. 

South Margin street, Boston Proper, Pitts street to Stamford 
street. 

Washington street, Boston Proper, Haymarket square to 
Cornhill. 

Wendell street, Boston Proper, from Hartford street to 
Oliver street. 



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widenings and relocations 

Addington road, West Roxbury, at the southeasterly corner 
of Lyall street and the southwesterly corner of Bonair street. 

Adelaide street, West Roxbury, at the northeasterly corner 
of Spring Park avenue and the northwesterly and northeasterly 
corners of Adelaide terrace. 

Albemarle street, Boston Proper, at the southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of St. Botolph street. 

Alcorr street. Brighton, at the westerly and easterly corners 
of Ashford street and the westerly and easterly corners of Gard- 
ner street. 

Allston street, Brighton, at the southeasterly and north- 
easterly corners of Greylock road, the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corners of Hollis place, and the northwesterly and 
southwesterly corners of Higgins street. 

Annavoy street. East Boston, at the northeasterly corner of 
Saratoga street. 

Arthur street, Brighton, at the northwesterly and north- 
easterly corners of North Beacon street. 

Ashford street, Brighton, at the northerly and southerly 
corners of Linden street, the westerly and easterly corners of 
Chester street, the westerly and easterly corners of Pratt 
street, the westerly and easterly corners of Ashford terrace, 
and the westerly and easterly corners of Hartley terrace. 

Ashford street, Brighton, at the bend approximately 200 
feet east of Chester street. 

Bagnal street, Brighton, at the northwesterly and south- 
easterly corners of Aldie street and the southwesterly and 
southeasterly corners of Holton street. 

Bayard street, Brighton, at the northeasterly corner of Myrick 
street and the southwesterly corner of Harvard street. 

Bayswater street, East Boston, at the westerly corners of 
Lillian street and Teragram street. 

Beacon street, Boston Proper, at the southerly corner of 
Arlington street. 

Beaumont street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly corner of 
Carrutb street, the southwesterly and southeasterly corners of 
Fairfax street, and the southwesterly and southeasterly corners 
of Berkshire street. 

Becket street, Dorchester, at the easterly corner of Van 
Winkle street. 

Belden street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corners of Humphreys street, east of Humphreys 
street, and the northwesterly and southwesterly corners of 
Gene street. 

Boylston street, West Roxbury, at various locations, between 
Centre street and Washington street, at the southeasterly 
corner of Germania street, the northeasterly corner of Egleston 
street, the southeasterly corner of Brookside avenue, the south- 
easterly and southwesterly corners of Bismarck street, the 



30 City Document No. 18 

northwesterly corner of Boylston place, the northwesterly 
corner of Danforth street, the westerly corner of Lamartine 
street, the northeasterly and southwesterly corners of Beecher 
street, the northeasterly corner of St. Peter street, and the 
southwesterly corner of Adelaide street. 

Brentwood street, Brighton, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Everett street and the northeasterly and 
northwesterly corners of Athol street. 

Broadway, Boston Proper, at the southeasterly corner of 
Porter street and the northeasterly corner of Eliot street. 

Brookley road, West Roxbury, at the northwesterly and 
northeasterly corner of Forest Hills street. 

Byron street. East Boston, at the westerly corner of Saratoga 
street. 

Call street. West Roxbury, at the northerly corner of Boynton 
street. 

Capen street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Norfolk street, the northwesterly and south- 
westerly, northeasterly and southeasterly corners of Dyer 
street, the northeasterly, northwesterly, southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Maxwell street, the northeasterly, 
northwesterly, southeasterly, and southwesterly corners of 
Selden street. 

Carrolton road, West Roxbury, at the northeasterly and 
southeasterly corners of Schiller road. 

Castle Rock street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Grampian Way. 

Clive street. West Roxbury, at the northwesterly and north- 
easterly corners of Spring Park avenue. 

Colbert street. West Roxbury, at the southeasterly corner of 
Centre street and the southeasterly and southwesterly corners 
of Rhoda street. 

Columbus avenue, Roxbury, approximately 270 feet south of 
Ritchie street, approximately 178 feet southerly, at the south- 
westerly corner of Prentiss street, northwesterly and south- 
easterl}-- corners of Ruggles street, and the southwesterly corner 
of Sarsfield street. 

Congress street. South Boston, at the northerly corner of 
Farnsworth street. 

Elder street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly corner of 
Humphreys street. 

Eliot street, West Roxbury, at the southwesterly and south- 
easterly corners of Dane street. 

Evans street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly and north- 
easterly corners of Hopkins street, the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corners of Nelson street, the northwesterly corner of 
Crowell street, the northwesterly, southwesterly, northeasterly, 
and southeasterly corners cf Capen street, the northwesterly 



Public Works Department 31 

and southeasterly corners of Dyer street, at the northwesterly 
corner of Stanton street, the northwesterly and northeasterly 
corner of Thetford avenue and the northwesterly corner of 
Milton avenue. 

Farrington avenue, Brighton, at the southerly corner of 
Linden street. 

Franklin street, Brighton, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Aldie street, the southeasterly aaid north- 
easterly corners of Bradbury street, the southwesterly and 
northwesterly corners of Holton street, the southwesterly and 
southeasterly corners of Weitz street, the northeasterly corner 
of Easton street, the southwesterly corner of Brentwood 
street, and the southeasterly corner of Myrick street. 

Gardner street, Brighton, at the southwesterly, northeasterly, 
and southeasterly corners of Linden street, the northwesterly, 
southwesterly, and southeasterly corners of Chester street. 

Glenville avenue, Brighton, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Quint a^^enue and the southeasterly corner 
of Allston street. 

Gordon street, Brighton, on the easterly side approximately 
120 feet north of Commonwealth avenue 

Grant street, Dorchester, at the westerly corner of Crescent 
a\'eniie and the westerly corner of Harbor View street. 

Granville street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corner of Milton street. 

Hano street, Brighton, at the southwesterly corner of Brain- 
tree street and the northeasterly corner of Cambridge street. 

Harvard street, Dorchester, at the southwesterly and south- 
easterly corners of Errol street, the southeasterly corners of 
Deering road, the southeasterly corner of Hansborough Street, 
the southeasterl}^ corner of Brookview street, the southeast- 
erly corner of Greenock street and the northwesterly corner of 
Lome street. 

Hathaway street. West Roxbury, at the southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Centre street. 

Herrick street, Brighton, at the westerly and easterly corners 
of Hichborn street, the westerly and easterly corners of North 
Beacon street. 

Hildreth street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Wildwood street. 

Hillock street, West Roxbury, at the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corners of Beryl street, the northwesterly, northeasterly, 
southwesterly and southeasterly corners of Orange street. 

Holbrook street, West Roxbury, at the northeasterly corners 
of Centre street and the southeasterly and southwesterly corners 
of Dane street. 

Holden street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly corners of 
Belden street. 



32 City Document No. 18 

Huntington avenue, Hyde Park, at the southwesterly 
corner of Thatcher street, the northwesterly corner of West- 
minster street, the northeasterly, northwesterly, southeasterly, 
and southwesterly corners of Stafford street. 

Imrie road, Brighton, at the northwesterly and southwesterly 
corners of Cambridge terrace, the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corners of Armington street, and the southwesterly 
corner of Cambridge street. 

Jess street, West Roxbury, at the southwesterly and south- 
westerly corners of Porter street. 

Magazine street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Allerton street, the easterly and westerly 
corners of Cedric street, the easterly and westerly corners of 
Howard street and the easterly corner of Eustis street. 

Magdala street, Dorchester, at the southwesterly corner of 
Van Winkle street. 

March avenue, West Roxbury, at the northwesterly corner 
of Belle\'Tie street, and the southwesterly corner of Park street. 

Middleton street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly corner of 
Norfolk street and the southwesterly corner of Willowwood 
street. 

Milton avenue, Dorchester, at the northwesterly and north- 
easterly corners of Armandine street, the southeasterly corner 
of Rockwell street, the southwesterly and southeasterly corners 
of Maxwell street, the northeasterly corner of Stockton street, 
the southeasterly corner of Selden street, the northwesterly 
and southwesterly corners of Fuller street, and the southeast- 
erly corner of Mora street. 

Mt. Vernon street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly and 
southwesterly corners of Buttonwood street. 

Murdock street, Brighton, at the southeasterly and northerly 
corners of Mapleton street, the southerly and northerly corners 
of Elmira street, the southwesterly, southeasterly, northwest- 
erly, and northeasterly corners of Montcalm avenue, the south- 
westerly, southeasterly, northA\?^sterly, and northeasterly cor- 
ners of Gardena street, the southwesterly and southeasterly 
corners of Saybrook street. 

Nancia street. East Boston, at the northerly and easterly 
corners of Bays water street. 

Norfolk street, Dorchester, at the southwesterly corner of 
Mildred avenue, the northwesterly corner of Fessenden street, 
the northwesterly corner of Evelyn street, the northeasterly 
corner of Clarkwood street, the northwesterly corner of Hosmer 
street, the southwesterly and southeasterly corners of Elizabeth 
street, the southwesterly and southeasterly corners of Flint 
street, the northwesterly and northeasterly corners of Willow- 
wood street, the southwesterly corner of Hannon street, the 
northwesterly corner of Matthew street, the southwesterly 
corner of Whitman street, the southwesterly corner of Peace- 
vale road, the northwesterly corner of Darlington street, and 
the southwesterly corner of Chipman street. 



Public Works Department 33 

Oakton avenue, Dorchester, at the northwesterly and north- 
easterly corners of Glide street, the northwesterly and north- 
easterly corners of Havia street, the northwesterly and north- 
easterly corners of Rosaria street, and the northwesterly and 
southwesterly corners of Plain street. 

Orange street, West Roxbury, at the northwesterly corner of 
Beech street, the northwesterly, southwesterly, northeasterly, 
and southeasterly corners of Cornell street. 

Paul Gore street. West Roxbury, at the southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of St. Peter street, the southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Danforth street, the southeasterly 
corner of Beecher street, and the southeasterly corner of 
Chestnut Hill avenue. 

Quincy street, Dorchester, at the southwesterly and south- 
easterly corners of Mt. Everett street, the southeasterly corners 
of Stanley street, the northwesterly and southeasterly corners 
of Bellevue street, the northwesterly corner of Fernald terrace, 
and the northwesterly and southwesterly corners of Clarkson 
street. 

Rambler road, West Roxbury, at the northwesterly and 
southwesterly corners of Centre street. 

Raymond street, Brighton, at the southeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Appian Way, the northeasterly and south 
westerly corners of Franklin street, and the northwesterly 
corner of Riverdale street. 

Readville street, Hyde Park, at the northwesterly corner of 
Knight street. 

Rockmere street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Grampian Way, and the northeastej-ly 
corner of Caspian Way. 

Roseway street. West Roxbury, at the southwesterly and 
southeasterly corners of Centre street. 

Roslindale avenue. West Roxbury, at the northwesterly and 
southwesterly corners of Beech street, the northwesterly, south- 
westerly, northeasterly, and southeasterly corners of Cornell 
street, the northeasterly and southwesterly corners of Wal- 
worth street, the northwesterly and southeasterly corners of 
Averton street, the northeasterly and northwesterly corners of 
Alder street, the southwesterly and southeasterly corners of 
Maria Lane, the northeasterly and southeasterly corners of 
Durnell avenue, the northwesterly corner of Haslet street, the 
southwesterly and southeasterly corners of Alban street. 

Rustic road. West Roxbury, at the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corners of Emmonsdale road, the northwesterly and 
southwesterly corners of Bellevue street. 

Sagamore street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Romsey street, the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Sudan street, and the southeasterly corner 
of Belfort street. 

Santuit street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly corner of 
Roseland street. 



34 City Document No. 18 

Savin Hill avenue, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and 
northwesterly corners of Wave avenue, on a southerly bend 
approximately 333 feet east of Napier park. 

School street, West Roxbury, at the northwesterly corner of 
Copley street, the southeasterly corner of Arcadia street, the 
northwesterly and southwesterly corners of Egleston street, 
the northeasterly and southeasterly corners of Copley street. 

South street, Brighton, at the northwesterly corner of Kirk- 
wood road. 

Spaulding street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly corner 
of Daly street, and the northwesterly corner of Train street. 

St. Botolph street, Boston Proper, at the northeasterly 
and southeasterly corners of Massachusetts avenue, the 
southwesterly and southeasterly corners of Blackwood street, 
the northwesterly, southwesterly, northeasterly, and south- 
easterly corners of Cumberland street, the southwesterly and 
southeasterly corner of Durham street, the northwesterly 
and southwesterly corners of West Newton street. 

Strathmore road, Brighton, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Chiswick road, the southwesterly corner 
of Sutherland road, and the southwesterly corner of Orkney 
road. 

Tyndale street. West Roxbury, at the southwesterly corner 
of Walworth street. 

Union street, Brighton, at the northeasterly corner of 
Shepard street, the southeasterly corner of Lyne roajd, the 
northwesterly and northeasterly comers of Shannon street, 
and the northeasterly corner of Nantasket avenue. 

WoUaston terrace, Dorchester, at the northwesterly corner 
of Jones avenue, and the southwesterly corner of Woodrow 
avenue. 

Whitridge street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and 
southeasterly corners of Milton street, the southeasterly 
corner of Cedar Grove street. 

Wildwood street, Dorchester, at the southeasterly corner 
of Morton street. 

Winton street, West Roxbury, at the southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Beech street. 

Wirt street, Brighton, from Washington street to Henshaw 
street. 

Specific Repairs 

Addington road. West Roxbury, at the westerly corner of 
Lyall street, consisting of increasing the curb radius. 

Albemarle street, Boston Proper, northwesterly and north- 
easterly corners of Public Alley No. 448, at the southwesterly 
and southeasterly corners of Public Alley No. 461, and at the 
northwesterly and northeasterly corners of Albemarle terrace, 
consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Alcorn street, Brighton, at both corners of Commonwealth 
avenue, and the southerly and westerly corners of Gardner 
street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 



Public Works Department 35 

Allston street, Brighton, at the northerly and easterly- 
corners of Commonwealth avenue, consisting of increasing 
the curb radii. 

Alveston street, West Roxbury, at the northerly corner of 
Greenough avenue, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Annavoy street, East Boston, at the easterly corner of 
Bayswater street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Arthur street, Brighton, at the southwesterly corner of 
Hichborn street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Ashford street, Brighton, at both corners of Sawyer terrace, 
consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

B street, South Boston, from West Fifth street to West 
Broadway. 

Bartlett street, Charlestown, from Monument square to 
School street, from Pearl street to Walker street. 

Bayswater street. East Boston, consistiiag of increasing the 
curb radii at the westerly corner of Lillian street, at the westerly 
corner of Teragram street. 

Bayswater street. East Boston, at the easterly corners of 
Lillian street, Teragram street, and St. Edward road, an;d 
the easterly and westerly corners of Shawsheen a\'^enue, con- 
sisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Beacon street, Boston Proper, consisting of increasing the 
curb radii at the northerly corner of Berkeley street, easterly 
and westerly corners of Clarendon street, northerly and south- 
erly corners of Exeter street, easterly and westerly corners of 
Fairfield street, easterly and westerly and northerly corners 
of Hereford street, and the northerly corner of Raleigh street. 

Beethoven street. West Roxbury, at both corners of Wash- 
ington street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Beethoven street, West Roxbury, at the easterly corner of 
Arcadia street, consisting of increasing the curb radius. 

Belden street, Dorchester, at both sides, at the bend, approxi- 
mately 50 feet from Gene street, consisting of increasing the 
curb radii. 

Blue Hill avenue, Roxbury, at the southwesterly corner of 
Fayston street and the southwesterly corner of Quincy street, 
consisting of iiicreasing the curb radii. 

Boylston street. West Roxbury, between Centre street 
and Washington street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Broadway, Boston Proper, at various locations, between 
Shawmut avenue and Kirkland street, consisting of increasing 
the curb radii. 

Byron street. East Boston, at the northerly corner of Ben- 
nington street, at the southerly corner of Bennington street, 
at the easterly corner of Bennington street, at the northerly 
corner of Horace street, at the southerly corner of Horace 
street, at the westerly corner of Horace street, at the westerly 
corner of Homer street, at the southerly corner of Homer 
street, at the westerly corner of Cowper street, at the southerly 
corner of Cowper street, at the northerly corner of Cowper 



36 City Document No. 18 

street, at the easterly corner of Cowper street, at the north- 
erly corner of Coleridge street, at the westerly corner of Col- 
eridge street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Chaucer street. East Boston, at the easterly corner of Curtis 
street, at the southerly corner of Moore street, consisting of 
increeising the curb radii. 

Clark street, Boston Proper, at the southerly corner of 
Hanover street, at the easterly a'nd westerly corners of North 
street, at the northerly and westerly corners of Commercial 
street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Clive street. West Roxbury, at both corners of Boylston 
street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Colbert street. West Roxbury, at the southerly corner of 
Centre street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Columbus avenue, Roxbury, between Massachusetts avenue 
and Prentiss street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Congress street. South Boston, at various intersections from 
a point approximately 125 feet southeast of Stillings street to 
the Fort Point Channel, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Curtis street. East Boston, at the easterly corner of Chelsea 
street, at the southerly corner of Chelsea street, at the westerly 
corner of Bremen street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Eliot street. West Roxbury, at both corners of Centre street 
and both corners of private way approximately 180 feet south- 
east of Newsome park. 

Everdean street, Dorchester, on both sides, from Ashland 
street to Victory road, consisting of the reduction in width of 
the existing sidewalks. 

Exchange place, Boston Proper, at the northerly corner of 
Congress street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Farrington avenue, Brighton, at both corners of Harvard 
avenue, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Franklin street, Charlestown, from High street to Main 
street. 

Gardner street, Brighton, at both corners of Harvard avenue 
and Gardner terrace, and the northwesterly corner of Linden 
street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Glenville avenue, Brighton, at the northeasterly corner of 
Harvard avenue, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Gordon street, Brighton, at both corners of Commonwealth 
avenue and Colon street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Hano street, Brighton, at the southwesterly corner of Brain- 
tree street, and the northwesterly corner of Cambridge street, 
consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Harvard street, Dorchester, at various locations, from Walk 
Hill street to Blue Hill avenue, consisting of increasing the 
curb radii, the reduction in width of existing sidewalks, and 
increasing the width of existing sidewalks. 

Holbrook street. West Roxbury, at the westerly corner of 
Centre street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 



Public Works Department 37 

Holden street, Dorchester, at both corners of Columbia 
road, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Homer street. East Boston, at the northerly corner of Moore 
street, at the easterly corner of Moore street, consisting of 
increasing the curb radii. 

Howell street, Dorchester, at the southerly corner of Boston 
street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Hull street, Boston Proper, at the easterly and southerly 
corners of Snow Hill street, at the northerly corner of Salem 
street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Huntington avenue, Hyde Park, at the easterly corners of 
Thatcher street and Westminster street, and the southerly 
corner of Cromwell road, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Imrie road, Brighton, at the southeasterly corner of Common- 
wealth avenue, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Lakeiille road, West Roxbury, at the southeasterly corner of 
Beaufort road, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Lamson street, East Boston, at the easterly corner of Web- 
ster street, at the southerly corner of Sumner street, at the 
easterly corner of Sumner street, at the northerly corner of 
Everett street, at the southerly corner of Everett street, at the 
easterly corner of Everett street, at the westerly corner of 
Everett street, at the southerly corner of Maverick street, 
at the westerly corner of Maverick street, at the northerly 
corner of Lamson court, at the westerly corner of Lamson 
court, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Longwood avenue, Roxbury, between Huntington avenue 
and St. Alphonsus street, consisting of the elimination of the 
traffic median island and increasing the sidewalk widths. 

Magazine street, Roxbury, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Massachusetts avenue, the northerly and 
southerly corners of George street, and both corners of Kemble 
street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

March avenue. West Roxbury, at the easterly and southerly 
corners of March terrace and March Way, consisting of in- 
creasing the curb radii. 

Monastery road, Brighton, at both corners of LaRose place, 
consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Monument avenue, Charlestown, at the easterly corner of 
Monument square, at the westerly corner of Monument square. 

Monument street, Charlestown, from Bunker Hill street to 
Monument square. 

Moore street, East Boston, on the northerly side about 260 
feet easterly of McClellan Highway, consisting of increasing 
the curb radii. 

Moore street. East Boston, at the northerly corner of McClel- 
lan Highway, at the northerly corner of Saratoga street, at the 
westerly corner of Saratoga street, consisting of increasing the 
curb radii. 



38 City Document No. 18 

Mystic street, Charlestown, from Bunker Hill street to 
Medford street. 

Norfolk street, Dorchester, at various locations, from Blue 
Hill avenue to Washington street, consisting of increasing the 
curb radii. 

North square, Boston Proper, consisting of increasing the 
curb radii on the easterly side at the bend approximately 30 
feet north of North street and at the bend approximatly 80 
feet northerly of North street, at the southerly corner of Sun 
Court street, at the northerly corner of Moon street, at the 
easterly corner of Garden Court street, at the southwesterly 
corner of Prince street, and the installation of a new traffic 
divisional island. 

North street, Boston Proper, at the easterly corner of Fulton 
place, at the easterly corner of Richmond street, at the north- 
westerly corner of Sun Court street, at the southwesterly and 
southeasterly corners of Land's court, at the westeHy corner of 
Lewis street, from a point approximately 80 feet westerly of 
Lewis street, at the easterly and westerly corners of Clark 
street, at the westerly corner of Harris street, at the easterly and 
southerly corners of Murphy court, at the northerly corner of 
Hanover avenue, at the northerly and westerly corners of 
Power's court, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

North Grove street, Boston Proper, at the southerly corner 
of Parkman street, at the northerly corner of Cambridge street, 
consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Orange street. West Roxbury, at the northwesterly and south- 
westerly corners of Walworth street, consisting of increasing 
the curb radii. 

Paul Gore street, West Roxbury, at the southerly and easterly 
corners of Centre street, the northerly corner of Rock Hill 
road, the westerly corners of Beecher street and Chestnut 
avenue, the easterly corner of Chestnut avenue, the northerly 
and easterly corners of Danforth street, and the northerly and 
westerly corners of Lamartine street, consisting of increasing 
the curb radii. 

Prince street, Boston Proper, at the southerly corner of 
Thacher street, at the northerly corner of Hanover street, con- 
sisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Providence street, Boston Proper, at the southeasterly corner 
of Clarendon street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Quincy street, Dorchester, between Stanley street and Cole- 
man street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Raymond street, Brighton, at the both corners of Holmes 
street and Mead street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Reverend F. X. Coppens square, Dorchester, consisting of 
the installation of a traffic divisional island. 

St. Alphonsus street, Roxbury, between Huntington avenue 
and McGreevey Way, consisting of the elimination of the 
traffic median island and increasing the sidewalk width. 



Public Works Department 39 

St. Botolph street, Boston Proper, at the northerly corner of 
the alley, 90 feet northerly of Massachusetts avenue, consisting 
of increasing the curb radii. 

St. Botolph street, Boston Proper, approximately 100 feet 
north of Massachusetts avenue at the northeasterly corner of 
the alley, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Salem street, Boston Proper, at the northerly corner of 
Morton street, at the northerly and southerly corners of Still- 
man street, at the northerly and southerly corners of Wiget 
street, at the southerly corner of Cooper street, at the southerly 
corner of Baldwin place, at the easterly corner of Parmenter 
street, at both corners of Jerusalem place, consisting of in- 
creasing the curb radii. 

Salem street, Boston Proper, at the southerly and easterly 
corners of North Bennet street and Tileston street, and the 
westerly and southerly corners of Charter street, consisting of 
increasing the curb radii. 

Sanger street. South Boston, from East Seventh street. 

Savin Hill avenue, Dorchester, between Pleasant street and 
Wave avenue, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Seaverns avenue. West Roxbury, at the northerly corner of 
Elm street and both corners of Alfred street, consisting of in- 
creasing the curb radii. 

South street, Brighton, at the northerly corner of Kirkwood 
road, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Tuckerman street, South Boston, from Dorchester street to 
Middle street. 

Tufts street, Boston Proper, at the easterly and southerly 
corners of Lincoln street, at the southerly and westerly corners 
of Utica street, at the easterly corner of Utica street, at the 
westerly corner of South street, consisting of increasing the 
curb radii. 

Tyndale street, West Roxbury, at the easterly corner of 
Ainsworth street and the northwesterly corner of Walworth 
street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Union street, Brighton, at the northwesterly corner of 
Shepard street, the northwesterly corner of Snow street, and 
the northwesterly corner of Nantasket avenue, consisting of 
increasing the curb radii. 

Waldemar avenue. East Boston, at the westerly corner of 
Walley street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Water street, Boston Proper, at the easterly and westerly 
corners of Devonshire street, at the southeasterly corner of 
Congress street, and the southerly and westerly corners of 
Kilby street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Wilton street, Brighton, at both corners of Wilton terrace, 
the easterly corner of Cambridge street, and the southerly 
corner of Braintree street, consisting of increasing the curb 
radii. 



40 City Document No. 18 

Wordsworth street, East Boston, at the southerly corner of 
Saratoga street, at the easterly corner of Saratoga street, at the 
northerly corner of Bennington street, at the W(^terly corner of 
Bennington street, consisting of increasing the curb radii. 

Sidewalks 

In connection with Chapter 245 of the Acts of 1958, 
the Public Improvement Commission ordered the instal- 
lation of artificial stone sidewalks on the following 
streets : 

Alcorn street, Brighton, from Commonwealth avenue to 
Ashford street. 

Alveston street. West Roxbury, from Roanoke avenue to 
Greenough street. 

Annabel street, Dorchester, from Columbia road to Summer 
street. 

Annavoy street. East Boston, from Saratoga street to Bays- 
water street. 

Arthur street, Brighton, from North street to Hichborn 
street. 

Bagnal street, Brighton, from Holton street to Aldie street. 

Belden street, Dorchester, from Humphreys street to Hallam 
street. 

Bird street, Dorchester, from Columbia road to New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 

Brownson terrace, Wext Roxbury, on the northwesterly side 
adjacent to Nos. 9 and 15. 

Byron street. East Boston, from Bennington street to 
Coleridge street. 

Byron street. East Boston, from Saratoga street to Benning- 
ton street. 

Call street. West Roxbury, various locations, from Hall 
street to McBride street. 

Chaucer street, East Boston, from Moore street to McClellan 
Highway. 

Clifford street, Hyde Park, from Neponset Valley Parkway 
to Stanbro street. 

Clive street. West Roxbury, various locations, from Boylston 
street to Spring Park avenue. 

Colbert street. West Roxbury, from Centre street to Guernsey 
street. 

Coleridge street. East Boston, from Bjo-on street to Short 
street. 

Cowper street. East Boston, from Moore street to Rice street. 

East Seventh street. South Boston, adjacent to No. 804. 

Elder street, Dorchester, from Humphreys street to Columbia 
road. 

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



Public Works Department 41 

Franklin street, Brighton, from Alcott street to North Har- 
vard street. 

Gardner street, Brighton, from Harvard avenue to Malvern 
street. 

Hamilton street, Hyde Park, from Neponset Valley Parkway 
to Stanbro street. 

Herrick street, Brighton, from North Beacon street to 
Hichborn street. 

Hillock street. West Roxbury, from Beryl street to Walworth 
street. 

Hilton street, Hyde Park, from Arlington street to West 
street. 

Homer street, East Boston, from Byron street to Moore 
street. 

Homewood road. West Roxbury, from St. Theresa avenue 
approximately 360 feet northeasterly. 

Huntington avenue, Hyde Park, from Thatcher street to 
River street. 

Lamson street, East Boston, from Webster street to Maverick 
street. 

Lexington avenue, Hyde Park, from River street to West- 
minster street. 

Magdala street, Dorchester, from Gallivan Boulevard to 
Van Winkle street. 

March avenue. West Roxbury, from Belle\aie street to 
Park street. 

Milton avenue, Dorchester, from Evans street to Fairmount 
street. 

Monastery road, Brighton, from Colborne road to Washing- 
ton street. 

Murdock street, Brighton, from Mapleton street to North 
Beacon street. 

Nancia street, East Boston, from St. Andrew road to Bays- 
water street. 

Peterborough street, Roxbury, from Park Drive to Kil- 
marnock street. 

Pond Circle, West Roxbury, various locations, from Pond 
street to Pond street. 

Quincy street, Dorchester, from Barry street to Bowdoin 
street. 

Ravenna road. West Roxbury, from Cerdan avenue to Weld 
street. 

River street, Hyde Park, adjacent to No. 1442. 

Rockmere street, Dorchester, from Grampian Way to Cas- 
pian Way. 

Sagamore street, Dorchester, from Savin Hill avenue to 
Sudan street. 

School street, West Roxbury, from Amory street to Wash- 
ington street. 



42 City Document No. 18 

Strathm^re road, Brighton, from Chestnut Hill avenue to 
the Brookline line. 

Tampa street, Hyde Park, from Cummins Highway to 
Seminole street. 

Tremont street, Dorchester, at various locations, between 
Blue Hill avenue and Babson street. 

Union street, Brighton, from Winship street to Monastery 
road. 

Violante street, Hyde Park, from Rockdale street to River 
street. 

Waldemar avenue. East Boston, from Walley street to Crest- 
way road. 

Wellsmere terrace. West Roxbury, from Wellsmere road 
approximately 220 feet northerly. 

West Third street. South Boston, at the southerly corner of 
E street. 

Whitridge street, Dorchester, from Milton street to Hill 
Top street. 

Wordsworth street. East Boston, from Bennington street to 
McClellan Highway. 

Revision of Grade 
Waldemar avenue, East Boston, from Walley street to Crest- 
way road. 

Sewer Program 

During the year 1963 the construction of 0.78 miles 
of sanitary sewer, 0.67 miles of storm sewer, 19 catch 
basins, were ordered at a total estimated cost of $316,447. 

The following sewer easements were ordered discon- 
tinued : 

Fellows court, Roxbury, from Fellows court approximately 
240 feet northwesterly. 

Hartford street, Boston Proper, from a point approximately 
110 feet northwest of Purchase street approximately 230 feet 
northwesterly. 

Shattuck street, Roxbury, from Huntington avenue approxi- 
mately 480 feet northwesterly. 

Sewerage works were ordered as follows : 



Public Works Department 
Sewerage works were ordered as follows: 

SEWERAGE WORKS ORDERED 



43: 



^u 

&» 



•3« 



■s.^ 



Boston Proper 



Cambridge street and 
Somerset street 



*New Sudbury street and 
Somerset street 



Brighton 

Wiltshire road 

Dorchester 

♦Bismarck street 

Park Golf 



Franklin 
Course . 



Hancock street 

♦Irene road 

Itasca street 

Massachusetts avenue. 

Savin Hill avenue .... 
Hyde Park 

♦Braewood street 

Charles street 

♦Milton terrace 

♦Orlando street 

West Roxbury 

♦Cypress terrace 



♦Michael road and pri- 
vate land 



Moreland street . 



♦Northdale terrace, pri- 
vate land 



♦Stearns road . 



445 
190 



1,270 



135 

300 
145 
317 



380 
297 



700 
120 
320 



339 
337 



297 
46 

115 
240 



$22,720 00 
16,150 00 

1,200 00 

1,800 00 

24,952 00 
17,000 00 
3,580 00 
9,960 00 
166,751 00 
14,077 00 

5,405 00 
6,930 00 
2,750 00 
2,712 00 



10,770 00 
50 00 



2,360 00 
1,770 00 



Easements taken 



44 



City Document No. 18 



Assessments 

During the year 1963 the Highway Division of the 
Public Works Department sent notice of completion of 
six (6) streets at a total cost of $102,781.86. On this 
work the Public Improvement Commission levied 
assessments in the amount of $39,281.33. 

During the same period the Sewer Division of the Pub- 
lic Works Department reported the completion of con- 
struction of sanitary sewerage in eighteen (18) streets 
at a cost of $134,340.32, on which the Public Improve- 
ment Commission levied assessments in the amount of 
$70,253.56. 

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 

Babson street Dorchester . 

Buckingham street Hyde Park . 

Mt. Vernon street Dorchester. 



Assessment 

$78 00 
540 00 
115 50 



$733 50 



During the year 1963, the Highway Division of the 
Public Works Department sent notice of completion of 
sidewalks in seven (7) streets at a total cost of $33,622.94. 
On this the Public Improvement Commission levied 
assessments of $13,538.19. 



STREET ASSESSMENTS 






Street 


District 


Cost 


Assessment 




West Roxbury 

Dorchester 

Hyde Park 

West Roxbury 

Hyde Park 

West Roxbury 


$27,308 93 
8.528 25 
16,920 31 
24,572 88 
10,515 03 
14,936 46 


$7,400 98 




3 421 49 




7,092 04 




11,899 93 




3,866 88 




5 600 01 






Totals 




$102,781 86 


$39 281 33 









Public Works Department 



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SEWER ASSESSMENTS 



Street 


District 


Cost 


Assessment 


Beech street and private land 


West Roxbury, 
Roxbury-Hyde 
Park boundary 
line 


$5,347 94 
4,262 62 
2,873 75 
2,375 74 
4,009 91 
2,523 48 
4,070 95 
8,500 03 
922 88 
2,092 79 
6,940 27 
5,488 50 

20,613 07 
2,563 79 

36,007 39 
9,256 86 
9,251 24 
7,239 11 


$4,011 00 




Hyde Park 

Hyde Park 

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

Hyde Park 

West Roxbury .... 


3,039 96 




1,582 48 


Goldsmith street 


1,781 80 


Holly road 


2,685 00 




1 389 00 


Mann street 


1,518 75 


Michael road 


6 670 00 


Orlando street 


Dorchester 

Hyde Park 

West Roxbury 

Hyde Park 

Hyde Park 

Hyde Park 

West Roxbury .... 

Hyde Park 

West Roxbury 

West Roxbury 


346 08 




1,569 60 




4,196 16 


Pleasantview street 


2,384 20 




7,417 50 




1 922 83 








3,144 78 




6 938 23 


Westmoor road 


3,841 84 






$134,340 32 


$70,253 56 









SIDEWALK ASSESSMENTS 



Street 


District 


Cost 


Assessments 




West Roxbury 

Dorchester 

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

West Roxbury 

West Roxbury 

Dorchester 


$10,507 63 
2,680 60 
347 85 
5,059 47 
1,021 49 
7,862 40 
6,143 50 




Fremont street 


1,340 30 




Lindall street 


2,529 72 






1,814 07 
3,071 76 


Whitridge street 




Totals 




$33,622 94 


$13,538 19 







46 



City Document No. 18 



Land Damages 

On new street construction 74 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 $20,233.76. 

During the period of this report 158 petitions for public 
utilities were approved for the placing and maintaining of 
poles for the support of wires. 

Also 115 petitions were approved for miscellaneous installa- 
tions or uses of the public highways of the City of Boston, 
as follows: 



Street 

Adams street, Dorchester 

American Legion Highway, W 
Roxbury 

Ames street, Dorchester 

Ardee street, East Boston 

Beach street, Boston Proper 

Beacon street, Boston Proper 

Blue Hill avenue, Dorchester 
(Liberty Realty Trust) 

Blue Hill avenue, Dorchester 

Boylston street, Boston Proper 

Boylston street, Boston Proper 

Boylston street, Boston Proper 

Braeburn road, Hyde Park 

Braeburn road, Hyde Park 

Brighton avenue, Brighton 

Broad street, Boston Proper 

Cambridge street, Brighton 
(North Beacon street, Brighton) 

Cambridge street, Boston Proper Boston Gas Company 

(New Sudbury street, Boston Proper) 



Petitioner 
Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
M. Melvin Goldberg 
M.B.S. Management 
Sport Appliance Stores 

Prim Cleaners 

Boston Five Cents Savings 

Hotel Touraine, Inc. 

Plymouth Management Company 

Worcester Gas Light Company 

Worcester Gas Light Company 

Linden Realty Company 

J. C. Tuxen Desk Company 

Boston Gas Company 



Caspian Way, Dorchester 

Caspian Way, Dorchester 
(Castle Rock street, Dorchester) 

Central square. East Boston 

Central avenue, Hyde Park 

Charles street, Boston Proper 

Chelsea street, East Boston 

Clarendon street, Boston Proper 

Columbus avenue, Roxbury 

Columbus avenue, Roxbury 

Commonwealth avenue, Boston Proper 



Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 

Lombardo's 

Worcester Gas Light Company 
68 Beacon street, Inc. 
Franklin Cleaners 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Back Bay Rambler 



Nature of Petition 
Underground gas main 

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

Illuminated sign 
Illuminated sign 
Plain sign 

Marquee and 3 signs 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Illuminated sign 
Plain sign 
Steel gas main 

Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 

Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 
Oil tank 
Illuminated sign 
Conduit 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Illuminated sign 



Public Works Department 



47 



Stbeet 
Commonwealth avenue, Brighton 
Commonwealth avenue, Brighton 
Commonwealth avenue, Brighton 

Commonwealth avenue, Brighton 

Court street, Boston Proper 

Cunningham street, Roxbury 
(Hartford street, Roxbury) 

Crockers Lane, West Roxbury 
(Shaw street, West Roxbury) 

Dalton street, Belvidere street, Scotia 
street, Boston Proper 

Essex street, Boston Proper 

Fairmount avenue, Hyde Park 

Farragut road, South Boston 
(East Second street. South Boston) 

Federal street, Boston Proper 

Federal street, Boston Proper 



Petitioner Nature of Petitoo 

Boston Vespa Company Scooter 

Commonwealth Chevrolet Company Illuminated sign 
N. Garvey, Commonwealth Chevro- 



Franklin street, Boston Proper 
Franklin street, Boston Proper 
Geneva avenue, Dorchester 
Glenellen road. West Roxbury 
Greenwood avenue, Hyde Park 
Hanover street, Boston Proper 
Harrison avenue, Boston Proper 
Harrison avenue, Boston Proper 
High street, Boston Proper 
Huntington avenue, Boston Proper 
Huntington avenue, Boston Proper 
Huntington avenue, Boston Proper 
Hyde Park avenue. West Roxbury 
Itasca street, Dorchester 
Kingston street, Boston Proper 
Kingston street, Boston Proper 

La Grange street, West Roxbury 
Lansdowne street, Boston Proper 
Laurie avenue. West Roxbury 
Lowell street, Boston Proper 
Maple street. West Roxbury 
Marbury terrace, Roxbury 
Marbury terrace, Roxbury 
Marshall street, Boston Proper 



let 

First National Stores 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Boston Edison Company 
Meyer Brothers 
Worcester Gas 
Boston Gas Company 

Billy Vigor's Surplus 

Boston Federal Loan and Loan Asso- 
ciation 

Bob Smith Sporting Goods 

Bob Smith Sporting Goods 

Isaac Uretsky 

Boston Gas Company 

Worcester Gas Light Company 

Anthony Viola 

Boston Edison Company 

Meyer Brothers 

British Properties, Inc. 

Boston Edison Company 

Copley Square Hotel 

Stuart House 

Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 

J. J. Foley's GrUl 

Massachusetts Limb and Brace 
Company 



Illuminated sign 
Permanent marquee 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 

Conduits 
Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 



Plain sign 

Illuminated sign 
Illuminated sign 
Plain sign 
Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Marquee 
Conduit 

Illuminated sign 
Caissons 
Conduit 

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

Plain sign 
Underground gas main 



Boston Gas Company 

Metropolitan Coal and Oil Company Fill pipe 

Boston Gas Company Underground gas main 

Rose B. Kabitsky Sidewalk door 

Boston Gas Company Underground gas main 

Boston Gas Company Underground gas main 

Boston Gas Company Regulator pits 

Tammy's Cafe Illuminated sign 



48 



City Document No. 18 



Street Petitioner 

Massachusetts avenue, Boston Proper Billy Franks Men's Shop 
Merrimac street, Boston Proper Boston Gas Company 

Metropolitan avenue, Hyde Park 
Metropolitan avenue, Hyde Park 
Moss Hill road, West Roxbury 
200 North Beacon street, Brighton 
Pemberton square, Boston Proper 
Pemberton square, Boston Proper 



Worcester Gas Light Company 

Worcester Gas Light Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Echo Lounge 

Boston Gas Company 

Suffolk County Court House Com 



Portland street, Boston Proper 

Poydras street, Hyde Park 
/de 



mission 
The Gerrity Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 



(Belnel road, Hyde Park) 

Public Alley No. 442, Boston Proper Boston Edison Company 



Ridgemont street, Brighton 

River street, Dorchester 

River street, Hyde Park 

River street, Hyde Park 

Rosemary street. West Roxbury 

Ruskindale road, Hyde Park 

Rutledge street, Wext Roxbury 

ScoUay square, Boston Proper 

Southhampton street, Roxbury 

Sprague street, Hyde Park 

Sprague street, Hyde Park 

Staniford street, Boston Proper 

State street, Boston Proper 

Stoughton street, Boston Proper 

Stuart street, Boston Proper 
(Trinity place, Boston Proper) 

Stuart street, Boston Proper 

Stuart street, Boston Proper 

Summer street, Boston Proper 

Summer street, Boston Proper 

Summer street, Boston Proper 

Summer street, Boston Proper 

Summer street, Boston Proper 

Tampa street, Hyde Park 

Tremont street, Boston Proper 

Tremont street, Boston Proper 

Tudor street, South Boston 

Warren street, Roxbury 

Warrenton street, Boston Proper 



Boston Gas Company 

Stardust Cleaners 

Worcester Gas Light Company 

Worcester Gas Light Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Worcester Gas Light Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Worcester Gas Light Company 

Worcester Gas Light Company 

Boston Edison Company 

89 State Street Corporation 

Massachusetts Memorial Hospitals Duct 



Nature of Petition 
Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 

Shelter 

Sign 

Underground gas main 

Conduit or pipe 
Underground gas main 
Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Conduit 
Marquee 



Boston Edison Company 

Boston Edison Company 

Boston Edison Company 

Billy Vigor's Surplus 

George Feldman Company, Inc. 

C. H. Whittier and Brothers 

Morris Fisher 

A. W. Perrj, Inc. 

Worcester Gas Light Company 

Boston Gas Company 

Copper Skillet 

Boston Gas Company 

Charles Liquors 

Robert C. McHugh 



Conduit 

Conduit 

Conduit 

Plain sign 

Plain sign 

Plain sign 

Sign 

Sign 

Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 

Illuminated sign 

Underground gas main 

Illuminated sign 

Lamppost 



Public Works Department 



49 



Street 

Washington street, Boston Proper 

Washington street, Boston Proper 

Washington street, Boston Proper 

Washington street, Boston Proper 

Washington street, Dorchester 

No. 643 Washington street, Dor- 
chester 

Washington Street North, Boston 
Proper 

Water street, Charlestown 

West Broadway, South Boston 

West Broadway, South Boston 

Westminster street, Hyde Park 



Petitioner 
Boston Gas Company 
City Stores, Inc. 
Intermission Lounge 
Joseph Glasser Jeromes Grill 
Dorchester Savings Bank 



Nature of Petition 
Underground gas main 
2 Illuminated signs 
Illuminated sign 
Illuminated sign 
Illuminated sign 



Washington Fur Storage Company Illuminated sign 



Sam's Radio Store 
Blue Mirror Cafe 
Kahn's Market, Inc. 
M. Gervino, Royal Cafe 
Worcester Gas Light Company 



Illuminated sign 
Illuminated sign 
Illuminated sign 
Illuminated sign 
Underground gas main 



Private Ways 

During the year 1963, permission was given to prepare for 
public travel the following private ways: 

Beaver street, Hyde Park, from Braeburn road approx- 
imately 185 feet easterly. 

Blue Ledge Drive, West Roxbury, from Washington street to 
approximately 385 feet w'esterly to Highcrest road. 

Blue Ledge terrace, West Roxbury, from Blue Ledge Drive to 
approximately 270 feet easterly. 

Bradlee court, Hyde Park, from Bradlee street approxi- 
mately 235 feet easterly. 

Bradlee Lane, Hyde Park, from Bradlee street approximately 
235 feet easterly. 

Bradlee park, Hyde Park, from Bradlee street approximately 
235 feet easterly. 

Crestidew road. West Roxbury, from Augustus avenue 
approximately 245 feet northwesterly. 

Cypress terrace, West Roxbury, from Cypress street ap- 
proximately 290 feet southerly. 

Harding road. West Roxbury, from Stella road approximately 
360 feet northerly and easterly. 

Highcrest road. West Roxbury, from Blue Ledge Drive to 
approximately 1,175 feet southerly and southeasterly. 

Highcrest terrace. West Roxbury, from Highcrest road to 
approximately 395 feet southeasterly. 

Hillis road, Hyde Park, from Church street to approxi- 
mately 220 feet south\\esterly. 

Irena road, Dorchester, from Adams street approximately 
160 feet northwesterly and westerly. 

June street. West Roxbury, from Blue Ledge Drive to ap- 
proximately 360 feet northeasterly. 

Leverett avenue. East Boston, from Bennington street to 
approximately 280 feet southeasterly. 



50 City Document No. 18 

Maple Terrace Extension, West Roxbury, from a point 
approximately 215 feet northeast of Maple street approximately 
95 feet northeasterly. 

New Haven street, West Roxbury, from Stimson street ap- 
proximately 185 feet northeasterly. 

Red Pine road, Hyde Park, from Milton avenue approxi- 
nlately 260 feet southwesterly. 

Sparrow street. West Roxbury, from Partridge street to a 
point approximately 110 feet easterly. 

Star bird avenue, West Roxbury, from Byrd avenue ap- 
proximately 150 feet southwesterly. 

Tennis road, Dorchester, from Almont street approximately 
240 feet easterly and southeasterly. 

Walford Way, Charlestown, from Polk street to Decatur 
street. 

Wright street, West Roxbury, from Hawthorne street ap- 
proximately 224 feet northeasterly. 

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

Belle avenue. West Roxbury, from Northdale road ap- 
proximately 400 feet northerly. 

Bismarck street, Dorchester, from Cummins Highway ap- 
proximately 185 feet southwesterly. 

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

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

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

Gladeside terrace, Dorchester, from Gladeside avenue 
approximately 140 feet northwesterly. 

Gould street, West Roxbury, between Belle avenue and 
Northdale road. 

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

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

Northdale road. West Roxbury, from Gould street to ap- 
proximately 295 feet southerly. 

Running Brook road, West Roxbury, from Woodley avenue 
to Westmoor road. 

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

Warren park, Hyde Park, from Warren avenue approxi- 
mately 260 feet northeasterly. 

Westmoor Circle, West Roxbury, from Westmoor road 
approximately 105 feet westerly. 



Public Works Department 51 

Westmoor road, West Roxbury, from Woodley avenue ap- 
proximately 200 feet northeasterly beyond Running Brook 
road. 

Westmoor terrace, West Roxbury, from Westmoor road ap- 
proximately 320 feet northwesterly. 

Woodley avenue, West Roxbury, from De Soto road ap- 
proximately 1,460 feet northeasterly. 

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



52 City Document No. 18 

APPENDIX A 

CENTRAL OFFICE 

Table 1 — Summary of Appropriations, Expenditures, and 

Balances 
Table 2 — Grade and Number of Employees 
Table 3 — Appointments, Transfers, Deaths, etc. 

Loan Orders — Outstanding Debt 

Table 1— Public Ways 
Table 2 — Sewerage Works 
Table 3— Bridges 

Automotive Equipment 

Table 1— List as of December 31, 1963 
Table 2— Added or Ordered in 1963 

Permits 
Table 1 — Permits Issued and Cash Receipts 

APPENDIX B 

ENGINEERING DIVISION 

Table 1 — Reproductions 
Table 2 — Survey Section Work 
Table 3 — Design Section 

APPENDIX C 
HIGHWAY DIVISION 

Table 1 — Work Done by Contract 

Table 2 — Street Construction Work 

Table 3 — Summary of Cost Construction and Reconstruction 

Highway Construction 

Table 4 — Highway Maintenance Work 

Table 5— Street Lights (New) 

Table 6 — Drawbridge Expenditures 

Table 7 — Waterborne Travel Through Drawbridges 

Table 8 — Expenditures on Island Bridges 

APPENDIX D 
SANITARY DIVISION 

Table 1 — Payment to Refuse Collection Contractors 

Table 2 — Summary of Payment 

Table 3 — Incinerator Performances 

Table 4 — Incinerator Tonnage Burned 

Table 5 — Incinerator Fiscal Account 



Public Works Department 53 

APPENDIX E 

SEWER DIVISION 

Table 1 — Receipts and Expenditures 

Table 2 — Sewerage Works Contracts 

Table 3 — Summary of Sewer Construction 

Table 4 — Maintenance Section : Miles of Sewers 

Table 5 — Catch Basins 

APPENDIX F 

WATER DIVISION 

Table 1 — Receipts and Expenditures 

Table 2 — Meters in Service 

Table 3— Meters in Shop 

Table 4 — Meters Repaired in Shop 

Table 5 — Meters Purchased 

Table 6— Meters Reset 

Table 7— Meters Changed 

Table 8 — Meters Repaired in Service 

Table 9— Meters Applied 

Table 10 — Meters Discontinued 

Table 11 — Reasons for Meter Change 

Table 12— Meters Junked 



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55 



The records of the department show that there are 
now 1,480 persons eUgible for employment in the several 
divisions, and of that number 1,380 were upon the 
January 2, 1964, payrolls. 



TABLE 2 
GRADE AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 



Title 


11 


•3 

111 

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s 


1 


1 


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1 


1 


1 

e3 




1 
2 














1 




















8 
39 




6 


13 


1 


28 
39 
















2 






Assistant superintendent 






1 
1 
2 






1 


2 




















1 


2 




1 




Cashier and weigh clerk 








Chief communication equipment operator . . . 




1 
















1 

1 












Chief inspector 








1 
1 








Chief sewer pumping station operator 
























1 

6 
3 




Clerk 


















1 


3 


1 


' 


1 






Communication equipment operator 




Constable 


1 














Crane operator 






11 








11 


Director of transportation 




1 










District foreman 












1 
1 










1 
7 

1 


1 


1 






Drawtender 








Electrician 






1 








o 








1 














20 








20 

















56 



City Document No. 18 



TABLE 2 
GRADE AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES — Continued 



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1 


1 
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1 

1 

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w 


1 


1 






7 
4 
2 


1 






















1 




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2 














1 

2 




Head administrative clerk 


1 

4 

1 


1 


1 
1 


1 


1 




6 

7 


Head clerk ... 


Head permit investigator 








1 














20 








2 


58 


15 


2 


97 














71 


37 


10 




17 






4 










4 

5 

280 








1 

1 

31 


12 




















43 


14 




368 


Maintenance mechanic (Blacksmith) 




4 
















1 








4 


6 
3 




















14 


17 










1 














2 








Maintenance mechanic (Painter) 




3 


1 




















15 




Maintenance mechanic (Sheet Metal Worker) . 




1 
4 

1 












Maintenance mechanic (Welder) 
















Maintenance mechanic foreman (Carpenter)... 


























1 












1 












7 




















2 
4 




6 

1 


15 






7 


3 


12 






11 

1 
2 


14 


Mobile euard 
















75 


10 


7 




U 


105 









Public Works Department 



57 



TABLE 2 
GRADE AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES — Continued 



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4 


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15 




1 














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1 


3 

7 


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6 


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2 








1 


4 

1 




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1 


Principal photostat operator 










1 


1 


1 






1 
























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20 












20 








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1 






















5 


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1 

1 


2 


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4 
1 




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4 


1 


2 












2 






3 


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3 




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1 








1 










2 




Sewer cleaner 








7 
9 
5 
3 




































5 


Sewer service repairmen 














3 






2 

1 












Special heavy motor equipment operator . . 




5 


4 


1 






11 








5 












2 


7 




9 

















58 



City Document No. 18 



TABLE 2 
GRADE AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES —Concluded 



Title 


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6 


■3 

16 
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1 


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1 


1 


1 










6 
16 

2 
6 
1 










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16 








1 

2 
11 














1 

1 


1 

1 




1 
5 


7 






26 


Watchmen 


1 














21 
14 
14 

24 
14 
6 
3 

1 


21 
















14 


Water service maintenance men 














14 
















24 






2 


3 


9 
2 


8 




36 


Yard clerk 




g 










1 
















1 




















38 


96 


646 


184 


107 


36 


273 


1,380 



TABLE 3 
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ACTUALLY EMPLOYED JANUARY 1, 1963 AND JANUARY I, 1964 



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685 


183 


116 


42 


287 


1,453 


January 1, 1964 


134 


646 


184 


107 


36 


273 


1,380 



Total Eligible Force 



January 1, 1963 
January 1, 1964 



141 
125 



720 
685 



200 
200 



120 
122 



1,551 
1,480 



Public Works Department 



59 



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23 


7 


11 


9 


35 


5 










184 




183 


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9 


1 


5 


3 


2 








107 
36 
273 


Sewer 


116 
42 
287 


5 
3 
5 








3 
2 
3 


3 








Engineering 

Water 






1 


1 




1 


2 


1 


6 




3 


54 


6 


5 


34 


1,380 


Totals 


1,453 


38 


17 


33 


11 


57 


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OUTSTANDING BONDED DEBT 

TABLE 1 

PUBLIC WAYS— CONSTRUCTION OF 



Outside Debt Limit 


Issued 


Series Due 


Amount 


2^8 


1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 
1957 
1957 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 
1962 


10/1/63 
10/1/64 

4/1/65 
1/62-65 

5/1/67 
10/1/67 
10/1/68 
11/1/69 
11/1/70 
11/1/71 
11/1/72 


$200,000 


Ug 


400,000 


2is 


600,000 


38 


400,000 


3g 


500,000 


5s 


250,000 


58 


600,000 


48 


1,050,000 


3|s 


1,600,000 


38 


1,350,000 


2f8 . . 


1,700,000 






Total . . 






$8,650,000 











60 



City Document No. 18 



TABLE 2 
SEWERAGE WORKS 



Inside Debt Limit 



Issued 



Series Due 



Amount 



3is. 
3s., 
2fs. 
2fs. 
lis. 
Ifs. 
2s.. 

28.. 

I5S. 
lis. 
lis. 
lis. 
Ifs. 
2s., 
2is. 
l|s. 
Ifs. 
Ifs. 



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



11/1/64 

9/1/67 
12/1/67 

6/1/68 

8/1/69 

7/15/70 

12/15/71 

12/1/72 

12/1/73 

8/1/74 
12/1/75 

7/1/76 

5/1/77 
12/1/78 
12/1/79 
11/1/79 

6/1/80 
10/1/71 



Total. 



$50,000 

20,000 

25,000 

96,000 

28,000 

19,000 

53,000 

100,000 

110,000 

74,000 

169,000 

280,000 

475,000 

80,000 

460,000 

255,000 

310,000 

225,000 

$2,829,000 



Public Works Department 



61 



Outside Debt Limit 



Issued 



Series Due 



Amount 



2^8. 
2i8. 

28.. 



2§8. 
3|8. 
3§8. 
3|8. 
3|8. 



Total. 



1952 
1953 
1955 
1955 
1957 
1957 
1960 
1960 
1961 
1962 



10/1/72 
10/1/73 

3/1/75 

10/1/75 

5/1/77 

10/1/77 

11/11/79 

11/11/80 

11/1/81 

11/1/82 



$250,000 
550,000 
325,000 
325,000 
375,000 
375,000 
425,000 
450,000 
475,000 
500,000 



$4,050,000 



Inside Debt Limit . . 
Outside Debt Limit . 



$2,829,000 
4.050,000 



TotaL 



$6,879,000 



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TABLE 3 
BRIDGES— RECONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR 



Inside Debt Limit 


Issued 


Series Due 


Amount 


Ua 


1950 


6/1/70 


$160,000 







Bridges, Construction of 



Inside Debt Limit 


Issued 


Series Due 


Amount 


lis 


1943 
1945 


11/1/63 
12/1/65 


$7,000 


lis 


24,000 






Total 






$31,000 











Outside Debt Limit 


Issued 


Series Due 


Amount 


28 . . 


1952 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1955 
1956 
1957 
1957 
1959 
1962 


4/1/72 
10/1/72 
4/1/73 
4/1/74 
4/1/75 
10/1/75 
11/1/76 
5/1/77 
10/1/77 
11/1/79 
11/1/82 


$250,000 


2^s 


155,000 


2f8 


335,000 


2Js 


830,000 


2s 


325,000 


2^8 


325,000 


38 


560,000 


3*8 


150,000 


318 


375,000 


3fs 


425,000 


33 .. 


300 000 






Total 






$4,020,000 
















$31,000 









4,020,000 










Total 






$4,051,000 











Trucks 


Ford 


Trucks 


Ford 


Trucks 


Ford 


Trucks 


Ford 


Trucks 


Ford 


Trucks 


Ford 


Trucks 


Ford 


Trucks 


Ford 


Trucks 


Ford 


Trucks 


Ford 



Public Works Department 63 

Automotive Equipment 

TABLE 1 

LIST AS OF DECEMBER 31, 1963 

Passenger cars 86 

Snowfighting trucks, Walter Oshkosh and FWD 16 

Model El 60 6 

Model F350 47 

Model P500 4 

Model F600 23 

Model F750 31 

Model FSOO 2 

Model F850 67 

Model C850 8 

Model C950 9 

, Model CI 100 21 
Miscellaneous trucks — Chevrolet, International, Willys, 

Dodge, Diamond T 21 

Truckster — Cushman 1 

Tractors — International and Caterpillar 4 

Mechanical street sweepers: Wayne 19 

Mechanical street sweepers: Elgin 11 

— 30 
Industrial sweepers — Tennant 2 
Compressors: — Worthington trailers 17 
Compressors: — Truck mounted 5 

— 22 
Front end loaders: — Trojan 9 
Front end loaders: — Hough 15 
Front end loaders: — Michigan 4 

— 28 
Grader — Gallon 1 
Road rollers — Gallon 2 
Cranes— Unit and Bay City 2 
Flusher tanks: — Robinson 10 
Flusher tanks : — Etnyre 3 



Sandspreaders : — Jet 1 

Sandspreaders : — Baughman 6 

Sandspreaders: — Fox 32 



13 



— 48 



494 



Plus 23 trailers, transport, toolbox, bandstand, sewer 
rodders, etc. 



64 City Document No. 18 

TABLE 2 

New Equipment purchased from 1963 appropriations: 

17 Falcon station wagons $31,674 45 

4 Elgin street sweepers 49,000 00 

4 2,000-gallon ftusher tanks 18,548 00 

10 F850 dump trucks 64,417 00 

4 F850 dump trucks with cranes 37,957 20 

10 F350 1 -ton Pickup trucks 18,536 00 

2 f-ton trucks with service bodies 4,775 84 

6 Van-type E160 trucks 11,203 55 

1 Back hoe 4,645 20 

1 Overhead hoist 1,475 00 

1 Air compressor 825 00 

1 Clam shell bucket 1,237 50 

1 Steam cleaning machine 658 56 

1 Hydraulic hoist for derrick truck 108 00 

48 Fire extinguishers 411 60 

$245,472 90 
New equipment from snow removal appropriation: 

4 CllOO chasis and cabs $31,416 66 

10 Two-way plows 1 1,330 00 

4 One-way plows 5,009 76 

10 Sandspreaders, hydraulic 27,120 00 

4 Sandspreaders, motor in rear 13,538 00 

1 Short block assembly for snowfighter 1,972 00 

$90,386 42 

The Maintenance Branch of the Public Works department 
for the past year has been investigating the use of snow melting 
machines and viewing demonstrations and hopes to make a 
decision for the purchase of a snow melter early in 1964. 

TABLE 1 

Permits, Licenses, Deposit Receipts, Issued 

Permits— signs 6,927 

Permits — opening and Occupation 3,552 

Permits — special 179 

Permits — ^public service corporations 2,935 

Permits — city department, no fees 1,856 

Licenses — sidewalk 308 

Permits — sewer, new connections 305 

Permits — sewer, repairs 194 

Deposit — street opening account 681 

Deposit — water account 756 

Total permits issued 17,684 

Contract books and specifications 456 

Dump tickets 10,446 



Public Works Department 65 

PERMIT BRANCH — 1963 

CASH RECEIPTS 

Permits — signs $83,101 05 

Permits — openings and occupation . . 54,552 10 
Engineering and inspection fees — street open- 
ing accounts 52,549 70 

Licenses — sidewalk 20,675 13 

Rental of city land (under control Public 

Works Department) 17,408 33 

Sewer inspection fees 12,525 00 

Dump permit tickets 10,446 00 

Water use (through city hydrants) . . . 3,200 00 

Contract books (sale) 1,076 00 

Engineering reproductions 193 00 

Towing 282 30 

Total cash receipts $256,008 61 

SPECIAL ACCOUNTS 

Sewer Department — non-revenue (inspectors 

salaries, etc.) $7,566 02 

Water Division — damage to city property . 4,812 19 

Highway Division — damage to city property 46 00 

Total special accounts .... 12,424 92 

DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS 

Water deposits $125,090 05 

Street opening account (drain, water, etc.) . 105,301 09 
Street opening account special (public service 

corporations) 337,027 38 

Total deposit accounts 567,418 52 

Grand total $835,852 05 

Street Opening Account — Special 
1960-1963 

Committed Collected Balance Due 

Boston Edison Company $325,974 45 $287,916 35 $38,058 10 

Boston Gas Company 604,448 11 569,351 76 35,096 35 
New England Telephone & Telegraph 

Company 198,434 59 182,363 90 16,070 69 

Worcester Gas Light Company 129,136 52 129,136 52 

Quincy Market Cold Storage Warehouse 1,779 00 1,779 00 

Western Union Telegraph Company 4,584 60 4,584 60 

Metropolitan Transit Authority 19,902 05 19,902 05 

Receipts Expenditures Balance in 
Account 

Boston Edison Company $287,916 35 $221,300 11 $66,616 24 

Boston Gas Company 569,351 76 246,013 78 323,337 98 
New England Telephone & Telegraph 

Company 182,363 90 108,268 59 74,095 31 

Worcester Gas Light Company 129,136 52 88,825 00 40,31152 

Quincy Market Cold Storage Warehouse 1,779 00 — 1,779 00 

Western Union Telegraph Company 4,584 60 65 60 4,519 00 
Metropolitan Transit Authority 19,902 05 19,902 05 



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APPENDIX B 

ENGINEERING DIVISION 

TABLE I 

Repkoductionb 



Depaktment 



Photostats Blueprints Ozalids 



Auto Card 

Positives Stock 



Administrative Services. 

Assessing 

Auditing 

Building 

City Clerk 

City Council 

Civil Defense 

Collecting 

Election 

Finance Commission 

Fire 

Law 

Mayor's OflBce 

Park 

Penal 

Planning Board 

Public Buildings 

Public Works: 

Engineering Division . 

Central Office 

Highway Division. . . 

Permit Section 

Sanitary Division . . . 

Sewer Division 

Street Lighting 

Water Division 

Real Property 

Registry 

School Buildings 

School Committee 

Traffic & Parking 

Treasury 

Veterans' Service 

White Fund 



Totals. 



906 

1,246 
110 

1,662 
484 

1,468 
136 
142 
110 
34 
332 
764 

1,968 
118 
272 

1,774 
112 

5,364 

1,642 

212 

354 

166 

1,548 

116 

878 

1,436 

1,764 

96 

20 

874 

132 

286 

546 



1,023 
2,571 

2,133 
481 
692 

154 
146 

584 
148 
921 
329 
735 
3,446 
94 

15,677 

5,431 

763 

285 

294 

732 

357 

1,245 

1,866 



Public Works Department 



67 



The photographic service furnished by the Repro- 
duction Unit included photographing all locations of new 
highway layouts and other proposed improvements; 
lands taken for municipal purposes; progress of public 
works projects; snowstorm and other emergency con- 
ditions. Following is a summary of such work for the 
year 1963: 



Department 


Negatives 


4x5 Prints 


8 X 10 Prints 


PubUc Works: 


1,548 
754 
760 
434 
633 
146 
412 


1,686 
644 


196 


Highway Division 


428 




1,132 






462 


Sanitary Division 




728 






134 




146 


372 






Totals 


4.687 


2,476 


3,452 







68 City Document No. 18 

SURVEY SECTION 

TABLE 2 

Following is a report of the major works accomplished by 
the Survey Section in the year 1963. 

Twenty-six (26) surveys and plans were made for laying 
out of 2.3 miles of public Highways, as follows: 

Length 

District in Feet 
Boston Proper 

Dalton street 720 

Brighton 

Gerrish street 600 

Langley road 530 

Dorchester 

Denvir street 200 

Elm Lawn 234 

Evandale terrace 261 

Manchester street 570 

Manley street 290 

Paula road 200 

Hyde Park 

Irving street 530 

Leseur road 210 

Madison street 350 

West Roxbury 

Boxford terrace 210 

Crest street 260 

David road 400 

Edge way terrace 1,200 

Gould street 195 

Goff street 570 

Hawley road 330 

New Haven street 1 ,335 

Northdale terrace 215 

Rockwood terrace 450 

Slocum road 660 

Slocum Road Extention 770 

Surreyhill Lane 275 

Warren square 550 

Two hundred (200) land court plans were checked and eleven 
(11) surveys and reports were made on flooding condition of 
streets. 

Two hundred and thirty-seven (237) surveys and 227 plans 
for reconstruction of highways were made as follows (39.5 
miles) : 



Public Works Department 69 

Length 

District in Feet 
Boston Proper 

Albemarle street 273 

Beacon street 6,035 

Clark street 464 

Clearway street 750 

East Springfield street 674 

Exchange place 244 

Hull street 511 

Kilbey street 270 

Mason street 703 

Merchants Row 532 

North street 2,010 

Northern avenue 400 

North Grove street 420 

North square 243 

Plympton street 800 

Prince street 1,500 

Providence street 570 

Quaker Lane 330 

Randolph street 807 

St. Botolph street 1,230 

Salem street 1,575 

Salem Street avenue 150 

Sheafe street 460 

Tufts street 226 

Water street 1,120 

Brighton 

Alcorn street 621 

Allston street 1,812 

Arlington street 220 

Arthur street 393 

Ashford street 1,54^2 

Bagnal street 286 

Bayard street 446 

Bigelow street 3,067 

Brentwood street 470 

Buick street 467 

Charlesview street 253 

Claymoss road 1,141 

Emery road 620 

Euston street 684 

Faneuil street 2,800 

Farrington street 512 

Fern street 105 

Fordham street 604 

Franklin street 1,800 

Gardner street 1,887 



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District 
Brighton 

Gerald road 
Glenville avenue 
Gordon street 
Greycliff road 
Btano street 
Herrick street 
Holman street 
Kinross road 
Monastery road 
Mt. Hood road 
Murdock street 
Raymond street 
Reedsdale street 
Rogers Park avenue 
South street 
Strathmore road 
Union street 
Wade street 
Walbridge street 
Wilton street 

Charlestown 

Bartlett street . 
Chestnut street 
Franklin street . 
Ludlow street . 
Monument avenue 
Monument square 
Monument street 
Mystic street 



Dorchester 

Alabama street . 
Annapolis street 
Ashland street . 
Beach street 
Beaumont street 
Becket street 
Bernard street . 
Blanche street . 
Brent street 
Capen street 
Caspian Way 
Castlegate road . 
Castle Rock street 
Charles street 
Claybourne street 
Clayton street . 
Columbine street 



Length 
in Feet 

527 

1,756 

487 

1,100 

998 

338 

483 

613 

750 

650 

1,482 

410 

638 

882 

634 

2,525 

1,419 

650 

750 

308 

1,456 
150 
350 
250 
825 

1,000 
403 
668 



640 

550 

1,070 

1,121 

1,550 

650 

600 

800 

757 

1,470 

516 

450 

380 

503 

350 

850 

220 



Public Works Department 71 

Length 

District in Feet 

Deer street 245 

Ellington street 1,892 

Evans street 2,500 

Everdean street 804 

Everett street 606 

Favre street 998 

Flint street 415 

Florida street 1,829 

Gardner street 2,000 

Granville street 807 

Harley street 643 

Hildreth street 383 

Humphreys street 350 

Intervale street 2,021 

lola street 350 

Itasca street 2,500 

Josephine street 650 

Lawrence street 1,686 

Leroy street 750 

Marden street 278 

Middleton street 850 

Mill street 1,658 

Milton avenue 2,700 

Mt. Bowdoin terrace 900 

Normandy street 2,500 

Ogden street 1,500 

Paisley park 576 

Parish street 218 

Park street 1,607 

Parkman street 340 

Pasadena road 375 

Remington street 150 

Robey street 640 

Rockmere street 353 

Sagamore street 1,407 

Seaver street 276 

Southwick street 359 

Spaulding street 405 

Stanwood street 1,787 

Sudan street 1,100 

Supple road 440 

Taylor street 650 

Temple street 730 

Tennis road 763 

Tiverton street 500 

Westview street 500 

Wilcox road 500 

Wildwood street 642 

WoUaston terrace 313 



72 City Document No. 18 

District Length 

in Feet 

East Boston 

Annavoy street 539 

Bayswater street 2,567 

Byron street 1,146 

Chaucer street 684 

Coleridge street 349 

Cowper street 1,171 

Curtis street 236 

Frankfort street 500 

Homer street 616 

Lamson street 712 

London street 731 

Marginal street 740 

Moore street 542 

Nancia street 314 

St. Edward road 376 

Waldemar avenue 2,325 

Westbrook street 200 

"Wordsworth street 887 

Hyde Park 

Albion street 750 

Arlington street 445 

Beaver street 750 

Chesterfield street 500 

Child street 750 

Clare avenue 897 

Clifford street 655 

Collins street 900 

Damon street 548 

Fairview street 800 

Huntington avenue 2,282 

Hyde Park avenue 1,635 

Metropolitan avenue 443 

Mt. Pleasant street 450 

Readville street 816 

Reservation road 3,200 

Walnut street 1,200 

Warren avenue 900 

Winslow street 550 

South Boston 

B street 559 

C treet 274 

Gavin Way 559 

Granite street 1,190 

Logan Way 1,045 

O'Callaghan Way 1,712 



Public Works JDepartment 73 

Length 

District in Feet 

Sanger street 266 

Tuckerman street 371 

West Fifth street 292 

West Third street 540 

West Roxbury 

Canterbury street 2,000 

Mt. Calvary road 1,600 

Stimson street 1,600 

Seven (7( surveys and plans were made for discontinuance of 
0.47 miiles of public highways as follows : 

Boston Proper 

Traverse street 150 

Truro street 300 

Hartford street (sewer and water easement) . 300 

Roxbury 

Gerald street 151 

Fellows court 100 

South Boston 

Mt. Washington avenue 500 

West Roxbury 

Saw Mill Brook (sewer easement) .... 833 

Twenty-two (22) surveys and plans were made for the taking 
of (2.3 miles) easements for sewerage and assessments pur- 
poses as follows: 

Dorchester 

Gladeside terrace 152 

Irena road 150 

Savannah avenue 500 

Tennis road 525 

Hyde Park 

Beaver street 200 

Bradlee court 250 

Bradleepark 250 

Bradlee Lane 250 

Highcrest road 1,181 

Highcrest terrace 440 

George Wright Golf Course (Land in) 



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District Length 

in Feet 

West Roxbury 

Addington road 1,708 

Adelaide street 649 

Albion street 663 

Alveston street 483 

Arcadia street 376 

Beethoven street 518 

Bolster street 395 

Bonad road 823 

Brookley road 505 

Call street 548 

Canterbury street 2,000 

Carroll street 1,200 

Carrolton road 750 

Clyde street 483 

Colbert street 423 

Crown Path 250 

Eliot street 1,772 

Glenham street 1,350 

Hathaway street 265 

HaAVthorne street 570 

Hillock street 472 

Holbrook street 897 

Homewood road 350 

Jess street 226 

Lakeville street 706 

Maple street 1,885 

Marbury terrace 345 

March avenue 495 

Mt. Calvary road 1,600 

Mt. Hope street 1,400 

Orange street 2,774 

Park\\ood terrace 260 

Paul Gore street 1,918 

Pond Circle 875 

Rambler road 480 

Ravenna road 692 

Robeson street 1,030 

Roseway street 514 

Roslindale avenue 3,050 

Rustic road 426 

School street 1,257 

Seaverns avenue 1,020 

Stimson street 1,600 

Tyndale street 1,946 

Wellsmere terrace 228 

Welland road 300 

Wellington Hill Footway 500 



Public Works Department 75 

District Length 

in Feet 

White Oak road 518 

Winton street 644 

Woodman street 280 

Eight (8) major surveys were made for the reconstruction 
program (2.25 miles). 

West Roxbury 

Blueview road 570 

Blueview Circle 400 

Blue Ledge Drive 3,047 

Blue Ledge terrace 295 

Dellmore road 200 

June street 279 

Maple terrace 300 

Private land (Saw Mill Brook to 230 feet south- 
east of Newton line) 1,030 

Sparrow street 110 

Sunset Hill road 775 

Four (4) profiles for highway construction were made as 
follows 0.25 miles: 

Boston Proper 

Cambria street 370 

Dover Street Trestle 150 

Dorchester 

Orlando street 460 

South Boston 

Trilling Way 250 

Seventeen (17) surveys and plans were made for minimum 
pavements (1.1 mile) as follows: 

Brighton 

Michael road 214 

Dorchester 

Bismarck street 395 

Gladeside terrace 152 

Orlando street 200 

Hyde Park 

Chesterfield street 600 

Farrington street 400 

Geraghty terrace 200 

Milton terrace 350 

Neponset court 136 

Paldne road 327 

River Street terrace 460 

Silvia court 300 



76 City Document No. 18 



District 


Length 




in Feet 


ST ROXBURY 




Ethel street 


260 


Crosstown avenue .... 


350 


Maple terrace 


215 


Partridge street .... 


410 


Rockwood terrace .... 


450 



Twenty two (22) surveys and plans were made for specific 
repairs and widenings (Chapter 90) as follows (11.5 miles): 

Boston Proper 

Berkeley street 2,750 

Broadway 1,400 

Columbus avenue 4,500 

Commonwealth avenue 8,000 

Congress street 1,100 

Eliot street 350 

Park square 500 

Providence street 550 

St. James street 2,200 

Stuart street 3,000 

Dorchester 

East Cottage street 1,100 

Hancock street 1,500 

Harvard street 8,400 

Norfolk street 8,500 

Pleasant street 4,000 

Pond street 550 

Quincy street 1,800 

Savin Hill avenue 3,400 

East Boston 

Condor street 3,300 

Hyde Park 

Dana avenue 3,000 

South Boston 

D street 4,000 

West Roxbury 

Boylston street 4,000 

Approximately seven hundred (700) requests for information 
relative to line and grade were received from private engineers 
and other agencies and data furnished. 

Request for marking line and grades for the following 
streets : 



Public Works Department 77 

District Length 

in Feet 

Boston Proper 

New Congress street 600 

Somerset street 250 

Brighton 

Chiswick road 500 

Franklin street 1,800 

Dorchester 

Babson street 2,420 

Hyde Park 

Beechmont street 300 

Edge way terrace 1,200 

ROXBURY 

South Bay residue dump 

West Roxbury 

Barbara street 300 

Beecher street 1,000 

Centre street 300 

Centre street at Baker street 600 

Danforth street 500 

Florian Way 250 

Paul Gore street 600 

Perkins street 400 

Approximately one hundred (100) takings and three hundred 

(300) specific repairs were made in connection with Chapter 
90 surveys and reconstruction surveys. 

Personnel of the survey section were assigned to snow 
removal operation, including supervision, inspection and 
auditing of hired equipment accounts. 

Surveys for engineering reports, one hundred sixty-five (165) 
streets, approximately (35. miles). 

Points for construction requested (2.5 miles) : 

Boston Proper 

New Congress street 600 

Union street 300 

Brighton 

Chiswick road 500 

FrankHn street 1,800 

Dorchester 

Belden street 510 

Magdala street 575 

Whitridge street 520 



78 City Document No. 18 

District Length 

in Feet 

East Boston 

Annavoy street 525 

Bayswater street 982 

Byron street 1,146 

Chaucer street 684 

Coolidge street 600 

Cowper street 1,171 

Homer street 600 

Moore street 542 

Nancia street 300 

Wordsworth street 150 

St. Andrew road 510 

"West Roxbury 

Addington road 50 

Barbara street 320 

Maria Lane 40 

Roslindale avenue 40 

Hillock street 472 

Surveys, profiles, and calculations were made in connection 
with the Government Center. 

Office representative summoned by Law Department to 
appear at Suffolk, Middlesex, and Plymouth County Court 
House hearings. 

Eight (8) plans were made for Law Department action 
cases in various parts of the city. 
Topographic Surveys 

Beech Street and Windham Road area 
Gardner Street Dum'p (complete perimeter) 



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HIGHWAY DIVISION 

TABLE 1 

WORK DONE BY CONTRACT IN 1963 



Item 

Excavation (earth and service) 

Excavation (rock) 

Bank gravel .... 

Crushed stone for edgestone 

Base removed (existing) 

Pavement removed (existing) 

New straight edgestone 

New circular edgestone 

New edgestone corners 2-foot radius 

Edgestone reset and relocated 

Edgestone hauled 

Macadam base . 

O.A. asphalt 

Concrete base Class "B" for roadway 

Concrete base (backing up sidewalk) 

Bituminous concrete base (roadway) 

Bituminous concrete base (patching) 

Bituminous concrete top (roadway) 

Bituminous concrete top (patching) 

Bituminous concrete base (sidewalk) 

Bituminous concrete top (sidewalk) 

Artificial stone sidewalks . 

Artificial stone sidewalk (patching) 

Artificial stone driveway . 

Loam (sq. yards) 

Loam (cubic yards) 

Covers 

Catch basins or manholes rebuilt 

Catch basins or drop inlets built 

Sign posts (street) 

Parking meters reset . 

Stone bounds .... 

Minor drain 

Bituminous concrete (roadway) area 



Quantity 

52,090 cubic yards 
1,094 cubic yards 
59,146 tons 
3,270 tons 
13,733 square yards 
64,920 square yards 
31,410 lineal feet 
17,784 lineal feet 

468 each 
98,042 lineal feet 
11,231 lineal feet 
10,204 tons 
106,686 gallons 
3,882 cubic yards 
20 cubic yards 
36,886 tons 
148,073 square feet 
31,791 tons 
148,073 square feet 
76 tons 
366 tons 
323,977 square feet 
275,213 square feet 
138,286 square feet 
997 square yards 
910 cubic yards 
3,790 each 
167 each 
139 each 
622 each 
890 each 
76 each 
1,587 lineal feet 
414,629 square yards 



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TABLE 2 
CHAPTER 90 PROJECTS COMPLETED IN 1963 



Street 
Adams street 
La Grange street 

Cambridge street 
Green street 

Dorchester avenue and Savin 
HUl avenue 



Street 
Bradlee street, Ward 18 
Buckingham street, Ward 18 
Coffey street, Ward 16 

Hackensack court, Ward 20 

Itasca street, Ward 18 

Kiernan road. Ward 20 

Messinger street, Ward 18 
Northdale road, Ward 20 
Slocum road. Ward 19 

Soldiers Field place. Ward 22 

Surrey Hill Lane, Ward 19 
Webb park, Ward 7 



Limits 
Gallivan Boulevard to Ashmont street 
At junction of Washington street to Newton 

line 
Somerville city line to Sullivan square 
Washington street to Centre street 
Freeport street to Columbia road, Dorchester 
avenue to Savin Hill avenue 



'393" Streets Constructed in 1963 



Limits 

Thatcher street to Collins street 

Neponset Valley Parkway to Readville street 

Neponset avenue to approximately 540 feet 
westerjy 

Hackensack road to approximately 34 5 feet 
southeasterly 

Monterey avenue to approximately 175 feet 
southwesterly of Messinger street 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway to approxi- 
mately 540 feet northwesterly 

Savannah avenue to Colorado street 

Joyce Kilmer road to Gould street 

Moss Hill road to approximately 75 feet north- 
easterly of Surrey Hill Lane 

Soldiers Field road to approximately 720 feet 
southerly and easterly 

Moss Hill road to Slocum road 

East Sixth street to approximately 122 feet 
southerly 



Contract 
Amount 



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 



Streets Reconstruction in 1963 

Limits 
Hooker street to Coolidge street 
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 Chiswick road 
Brighton avenue to Ashford street 
Brighton avenue to Glenville avenuie 
Linden street to Wadsworth street 
Commonwealth avenue to Brighton avenue 
Commonwealth avenue to GlenviUe avenue 
Western avenue to Glenville avenue 
Washington street to Henshaw street 
Market street to Portsmouth street 



Contract 
Amount 



Public Works Department 



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Street 
Charles street, Ward 5 
Chestnut street, Ward 5 

Dalton street, Ward 4 

Fairfield street, Ward 5 
Gloucester street, W^ard 5 
Grove street, Ward 5 
Marlborough street. Ward 5 
Newbury street, W^ard 5 
Pinckney street, Ward 5 
Public Alley No. 440, Ward 5 
Public Alley No. 441, Ward 5 
Public AUev 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 
BjTiner 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 



Limits 
Boylston street across Beacon street 
Charles street to approximately 315 feet west 

of Brimmer street 
Scotia street to approximately 50 feet north- 
westerly 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 Granby 

street 
Mountfort street to Park Drive 
South Huntington avenue to Jamaicaway 
Day street to South 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 

Gainsborough street 
Evans Way to Worthington street 



Contract 
Amount 



Hamilton street, Ward 18 
Hilton street, Ward 18 
Kennebec street, Ward 18 
Lexington avenue, Ward 18 
Tampa street. Ward 18 
Topahan street. Ward 18 
Violante street, Ward 18 
Central avenue, W^ard 18 

Annabel street. Ward 7 
Belden street, Ward 7 
Bird street. Ward 15 
Ceylon street. Wards 13 and 14 
Elder street. Ward 7 
Grant street. Ward 13 
Holden street, Ward 7 
Howell street, Ward 7 
Magazine street. Ward 8 
Mayhew street. Ward 7 
Mt. Vernon street, Ward 7 
Mt. Vernon street. Ward 7 
Pearl street, Ward 13 



$264,816 25 



$181,335 10 



Neponset Valley Parkway to Stanbro street 
W^est street to Arlington street 
Mariposa street to Cummins Highway 
W^estminster street to River street 
Cummins Highway to Seminole street 
River street to Edgewater Drive 
River street to Rockdale street 
Metropolitan avenue to Webster street 

Columbia road to Sumner street 
Humphreys street to Holden street 
Columbia road to railroad 
Columbia road to Quincy street 
Columbia road to Humphreys street 
Crescent avenue to Harbor View street 
Columbia road to Belden street 
Boston street to Washburn street 
Dudlej' street to Massachusetts avenue 
Boston street to Roseclair street 
Boston street to Dorchester avenue 
Dorchester avenue to Buttonwood street 
Pleasant street to Dorchester avenue 



$102,284 00 



$140,671 50 



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Street 
Beaumont street, Ward 16 
Becket street, Ward 16 
Evans street, Ward 17 
Franconia street. Ward 16 
Fremont street. Ward 18 
Magdala street, Ward 16 
Middleton street, Ward 14 
Milton avenue. Ward 17 
Oakton avenue. Ward 16 
Santuit street. Ward 16 
Whitridge street. Ward 16 
Wilcox road. Ward 16 
WoUaston terrace, Ward 14 



Addington road, Ward 20 

Carrolton road. Ward 20 
Hillock street, Ward 20 
Homewood road. Ward 20 

Orange street. Ward 20 
Roslindale avenue. Ward 20 

Rustic road, Ward 20 
Wellsmere terrace, Ward 18 
White Oak road, Ward 20 



Annavoy street. Ward 1 
Byron street. Ward 1 
Byron street. Ward 1 
Chaucer street. Ward 1 
Coleridge street. Ward 1 
Cowper street. Ward 1 
Cowper street, Ward 1 
Curtis street. Ward 1 
Homer street. Ward 1 
Lamson street, Ward 1 
London street. Ward 1 
Monument avenue. Ward 2 
Monument square. Ward 2 
Monument square. Ward 2 
Moore street. Ward 1 
Nancia street. Ward 1 
St. Edward road. Ward 1 
Wordsworth street, Ward 1 
Wordsworth street. Ward 1 



Limits 
Carruth street to Adams st 
Gallivan Boulevard to Van Winkle street 
Morton street to Milton avenue 
Charlemont street to Adams street 
Blue Hill avenue to Babson street 
Gallivan Boulevard to Van Winkle street 
Theodore street to Norfolk street 
Fairmount street to Norfolk street 
Adams street to Plain street 
Roseland street to Welles avenue 
Milton street to Hill Top street 
Beaumont street to Elmer road 
Woodrow avenue to Jones avenue 



LaGrange street to approximately 125 feet 

northeast of Bonair street 
Schiller street to Dedham line 
Walworth street to Beryl street 
St. Theresa avenue to 350 feet northeast 

of St. Theresa avenue 
West Roxbury Parkway to Walworth street 
West Roxbury Parkway to approximately 

80 feet northeast of Albano street 
Bellevue street to Emmonsdale road 
Wellsmere road to dead end 
Wren street to Wren street 



Saratoga street to Bayswater street 
Saratoga street to Bennington street 
Bennington street to Coleridge street 
Moore street to McClellan Highway 
Byron street to Moore street 
Moore street to Byron street 
Byron street to Rice street 
McClellan Highway to Chelsea street 
Byron street to Moore street 
Webster street to Maverick street 
Porter street to Bennington street 
Main street to Monument square 
High street to Concord street 
Winthrop street to Lexington street 
Saratoga street to McClellan Highway 
St. Andrew road to Bayswater street 
Saratoga street to beyond Barnes avenue 
Bennington street to Saratoga street 
Saratoga street to McClellan Highway 



Contract 
Amount 



$193,865 85 



$123,058 05 



$262,873 00 



B street, Ward 6 

Bartlett street, Ward 2 

Bartlett street. Ward 2 

C street. Ward 6 

Dr. Michael Gavin Way, Ward 7 

Franklin street. Ward 2 

Gen. Lawrence J. Logan Way, 

Ward 7 
Mon. Denis F. O'Callaghan Way, 

Ward 7 



West Fifth street to Broadway 

School street to Monument square 

Walker street to Pearl street 

Old Colony avenue to West Seventh street 

Gen. Lawrence J. Logan Way to Old Colony 

avenue 
High street to Main street 
Old Colony avenue to Gen. William H. Devine 

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Old Colony avenue to Gen. Lawrence J. 

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Street 
onument street, Ward 2 
ystic street, Ward 2 
nger street. Ward 7 
ickerman street. Ward 7 
est Fifth street, Ward 6 
est Third street, Ward 6 



Limits 
Bunker Hill street to Monument square 
Bunker Hill street to Medford street 
East Seventh street to East Eighth street 
Dorchester street to Middle street 
Dorchester avenue to railroad bridge 
E street to F street 



Contract 
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ielaide street, Ward 19 
veston street, Ward 19 
cadia street, Ward 11 
iethoven street, Ward 11 
)lster street, Ward 10 
•ookley road. Ward 11 
ill street. Ward 11 
ive street. Ward 19 
.iot street. Ward 19 
athaway street. Ward 19 
olbrook street. Ward 19 
ss street. Ward 11 
ikeville road. Ward 19 
;arbury terrace, Ward 11 
irkwood terrace, Ward 10 
Dnd Circle, Ward 19 
ambler road, Ward 19 
oseway street, Ward 19 
jhool street, Ward 11 
saverns avenue. Ward 19 
/"oodman street, Ward 19 



Boylston street to Spring Park avenue 
Roanoke street to Greenough avenue 
School street to Atherton street 
Washington street to Arcadia street 
Wyman street to Mozart street 
Hale street to Forest Hills street 
Hall street to Mc Bride street 
Boylston street to Spring Park avenue 
Centre street to Pond street 
Centre street to Bardwell street 
Dane street to Centre street 
Porter street to dead end 
Centre street to Beaufort road 
Amory street to dead end 
Parkton road to Jamaicaway 
Pond street to Pond street 
Centre street to 480 feet northwesterly 
Centre street to dead end 
Amory street to Washington street 
Elm street to Alveston street 
Joseph street to Custer street 



$200,233 10 



Icorn street, Ward 21 
llston street, Ward 21 
rlington street. Ward 22 

rthur street, Ward 22 
-shford street, Ward 21 
lagnal street, Ward 22 
layard street, Ward 22 
irentwood street, Ward 22 
'arrington avenue, Ward 21 
'ordham road, Ward 21 
'ranklin street. Ward 22 
iardner street, Ward 21 
ilenville avenue. Ward 21 
iordon street, Ward 21 
lano street, Ward 22 
Eerrick street, Ward 22 
lolman street. Ward 22 
mrie road. Ward 21 
/lonastery road, Ward 21 
/[urdock street. Ward 22 
laymond street, Ward 22 
ieedsdale street. Ward 21 
;outh Street, Wards 21 and 22 

Itrathmore road. Ward 21 
Jnion street. Wards 21 and 22 
Yilton street, Ward 22 



Commonwealth avenue to Ashford street 
Commonwealth avenue to Brighton avenue. 
Northerly side Parsons street to Leicester 

street 
North Beacon street to Hichborn street 
Linden street to across Malvern street 
Holton street to Aldie street 
North Harvard street to Myrick street 
Everett street to Athol street 
Linden street to Harvard street 
Commonwealth avenue to Brighton avenue 
Alcott street to North Harvard street 
Malvern street to Harvard av 
Harvard street to Allston street 
Commonwealth avenue to Colon street 
Cambridge street to Braintree street 
North Beacon street to Hichborn street 
Coolidge road to Hooker street 
Cambridge street to beyond High Rock Way 
Washington street to Colbourne road 
Mapleton street to North Beacon street 
Franklin street to Riverdale street 
Commonwealth avenue to Brighton avenue 
Chestnut Hill avenue to Commonwealth 

avenue 
Chestnut Hill avenue to Brookline line 
Winship street to Monastery road 
Cambridge street to Braintree street 



$404,339 80 



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City Document No. 18 



Street 
Brent street, Wards 16 and 17 
Capen street, Ward 17 
Castle Rock street, Ward 13 
Claybourne street. Wards 15 

and 17 
Deer street. Ward 15 
Favre street. Ward 18 
Granville street. Ward 16 
Hiidreth street, Ward 14 
Paisley park, Ward 16 
Rockmere street, Ward 13 
Sagamore street, Ward 13 
Spaulding street, Ward 16 
Tennis road, Ward 18 
Wild wood street, Ward 14 



Limits 
Washington street to Talbot avenue 
Norfolk street to Fuller street 
Grampian Way to Caspian Way 

Bowdoin street to Dakota street 

Savin Hill avenue to Melvinside terrace 

Cummins Highway to Messinger street 

Gallivan Boulevard to Milton street 

Wildwood street to dead end 

Upland avenue to Bournside street 

Caspian Way to Grampian Way 

Savin Hill avenue to Sudan street 

Train street to Daly street 

Blue Hill avenue to 760 feet northwesterly 

Morton street to Middleton street 



Contract 
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Albemarle street, Ward 4 

Clark street, Ward 3 

Exchange place, Ward 3 

Hull street, Ward 3 

North Grove street, Ward 3 

North square. Ward 3 

North street. Ward 3 

Prince street, Ward 3 

Providence street, Wards 4 and 5 

Quaker Lane, Ward 3 

Salem street. Ward 3 

Sheafe street. Ward 3 

St. Botolph street. Ward 4 

Tufts street. Ward 3 

Water street, Ward 3 



St. Botolph street to railroad 
Hanover street to Commercial street 
Kilby street to Congress street 
Snow Hill street to Salem street 
Cambridge street to Fruit street 
North street to Moon street 
Commercial street to Cross street 
Commercial street to Hanover street 
Berkeley street to Clarendon street 
Congress street to Congress street 
Cross street to Charter street 
Salem street to Snow Hill street 
Massachusetts avenue to West Newton street 
Lincoln street to South street 
Washington street to Broad street 



$234,121 3( 



Beacon street 



Arlington street to Charlesgate East and 
Charlesgate West to Raleigh street 



$128,566 21 



Awarded in 1963 — To Be Completed in 1964 

Bayswater street Saratoga street to Annavoy street 

Waldemar avenue Walley street to Crestway road 



$122,711 50i 



Albion street 
Bonad road 
Clifford street 
Colbert street 
Huntington avenue 
March avenue 
Paul Gore street 
Ravenna road 
Readville street 
Robeson street 
Tyndale street 
Winton street 



Beacon street to Highland street 

Weld street to Brookline line 

Neponset Valley Parkway to Stanbro street 

Centre street to Guernsey street 

River street to Thatcher street 

Bellevue street to Park street 

Centre street to Lamartine street 

Weld street to Cerdan avenue 

River street to Knight street 

Sigourney street to Forest Hills street 

Guernsey street to Walworth street 

Beech street to dead end 



$266,831 9^ 



Public Works Department 



97 



Street 
Regina Road Footway 
Massachusetts avenue 
Rutherford avenue 



Limits 
Dorchester 

Boston at Chester park 
Between Union street 

Charlestown 
East Boston 



and Austin street. 



Carey square 

Dorchester avenue 

Dorchester avenue 

Dorchester avenue 

Dorchester avenue 

Hayden street Roxbury 

Roxbury Crossing 

Northdale road at Oakmere street West Roxbury 

Mt. Vernon street Dorchester 



Contract 
Amount 



Installation and repairs to highway fences and guard rails 



$19,643 00 



Broadway and Arlington 

streets (Chapter 90) 
Congress street (Chapter 90) 
D street (Chapter 90) 
Columbus avenue (Chapter 90) 
Quincy street (Chapter 90) 
Savin Hill avenue (Chapter 90) 



Washington street to Park square, Boylston 

street to Isabella street 
Fort Point Channel Bridge to Stillings street 
Dorchester avenue to Cypher street 
Massachusetts avenue to Tremont street 
Columbia road to Bowdoin street 
Treadway road to Savin Hill court (various 

locations) 



$40,714 75 
37,251 00 
96,743 00 

124,986 75 
53,446 50 

53,292 50 

$1,420,640 20 



Alabama street 
Ashland street 
Beach street 
Blanche street 
Caspian Way 
Ellington street 
Everdean street 
Everett street 
Florida street 
Granite street 
Intervale street 
Lawrence avenue 
Marden avenue 
Mill street 
Northern avenue 
Parish street 
Park street 
Southwick street 



Currier street to Monterey avenue 
Park street to Everdean street 
Park street to Freeport street 
Green HiU street to Victory road 
Savin Hill avenue to Savin Hill park 
Blue Hill avenue to Greenwood street 
Ashland street to Victory road 
Park street to Mill street 
Ashmont street to King street 
Mt. Washington avenue to Baldwin street 
Blue Hill avenue to Columbia road 
Blue HiU avenue to Magnolia street 
Willowwood street to dead end 
Freeport street to Victory road 
Ramp street to across Trilling Way 
Winter street to dead end 
Washington street to Norwell street 
Freeport street to Neponset avenue 



$354,439 25 



Beech street 

Beechmont street 
Beechmont Footway 
Edgeway terrace 
Goff street 
Leseur road 
Maida terrace 
New Park avenue 
Ralwood road 
Ranley road 



50 feet southeast of Alpheus road to Beech- 
mont Footway 
Sherrin street to Beechmont Footway 
Beechmont street to Beech street 
Dale street to dead end 
Sherrin street to Lodgehill road 
Fairmount avenue to dead end 
River street to dead end 
Beech street to West Roxbury Parkway 
Ralston road to Ranley road 
Greenfield road to Ralwood road 



$250,580 00 



98 



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Stbeet 
Dana Avenue Footway 
Johnswood road (stairs) 
Penryth street 
Wait street 
Overlook road (stairway 

Washington street) 
Mascot street 
Northwood street 
Gladstone street (stairs) 
Brookway'road 
Johnswood road 
Haverhill street 
Carleton street 
Prescott street 
Claremont street 
Marginal street 
West street 
Birchland avenue 
Northern avenue 



to 



Limits 
Hyde Park 
West Roxbury 
Roxbury 
Roxbury 

West Roxbury 
Dorchester 
East Boston 
East Boston 
Roslindale 
West Roxbury 
Charlestown 
South End 
East Boston 
South End 
East Boston 
Hyde Park 
West Roxbury 
South Boston 



Contract 
Amount 



Public Works Department 99 

TABLE 3 

SUMMARY OF COST OF CONTRACT STREET 
CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION WORK 
PERFORMED IN HIGHWAY DIVISION DURING 
1963. 

Chapter 90 Projects 

Paving work $401,879 88 

*'393" Streets Constructed.. $283,569 25 

Streets Reconstructed 2,667,968 90 

Awarded in 1963 — to be com- 
pleted in 1964 1,420,640 20 

4,372,178 35 

Total $4,774,058 23 



TABLE 4 

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORK 

Bituminous roadway repairs (tempo- 
rary) 93,265 square yards 

Bituminous sidewalk repairs (tempo- 
rary) 19,152 square yards 

Artificial stone sidewalk replaced . . 25,070 square feet 
Permanent bituminous concrete roadway 

repairs 4,508 square yards 

Brick sidewalk repaired .... 503 square yards 

Edgestone set 300 lineal feet 

Edgestone reset 610 lineal feet 

Debris removed from streets . . . 137,508 cubic yards 

Salt used 18,996 tons 

Sand used for icy streets .... 14,935 tons 

Snow removal 60,394 cubic yards 

Catch basins cleaned .... 4,518 units 
Bituminous concrete sidewalk repairs 

(permanent) 4,508 square yards 



In addition to the above, we have a grass cutting crew con- 
sisting of three (3) men, five (5) days a week, from April to 
November, cutting grass throughout the city, reservations, 
center islands, etc. Also, the repairing of steps, tunnels, pas- 
sageways and guard rails. Picking up dead animals and all 
other related work pertaining to the maintenance of highways. 



100 City Document No. 18 

TABLE 5 
STREET LIGHTS 

In 1963, orders were issued for the installation of 
3,500 lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting 
units on the following streets : 

Adams street, Roxbury 7 

Ambrose street, Roxbury 3 

Alexander street, Dorchester 6 

Annavoy street. East Boston 3 

Annabel street, Dorchester 3 

Ashford street, Brighton 15 

Arthur street, Brighton 4 

Averton street. West Roxbury 7 

Anawan terrace. West Roxbury 1 

Albright street. West Roxb"ury 2 

Arbor view road. West Roxbury 4 

Adelaide street. West Roxbury 4 

Alhambra street. West Roxbury 3 

Atwill road, West Roxbury 3 

Autumn street, West Roxbury 2 

Athol street, Brighton 7 

Ashley street, East Boston 7 

Alcorn street, Brighton 4 

Altacrest road, West Roxbury 2 

Augustus avenue. West Roxbury 9 

Alabama street, Dorchester ...... 9 

Albion street, Hyde Park 3 

Ayles street, Hyde Park 7 

Bragdon street. West Roxbury 4 

Batchelder street, Dorchester 3 

Burrell street, Dorchester 9 

Byron street. East Boston 14 

Bayswater street. East Boston 17 

Belden street, Dorchester 6 

Bynner street, Roxbury 11 

Buswell street, Boston 3 

Bagnel street, Brighton 2 

Bayard street, Brighton 5 

Brentwood street, Brighton 6 

Burnett street. West Roxbury 5 

Bonad road. West Roxbury 5 

Brookley road. West Roxbury 8 

Basile street. West Roxbury 4 

Beaumont street, Dorchester 9 

Brook vale street, Dorchester 4 

Braeburn road, Hyde Park 6 

Barry street, Hyde Park 4 

Brucewood street. West Roxbury 3 



Public Works Department 



101 



Burnside avenue, West Roxbury 
Byrd avenue, West Roxbury 
Brier road, West Roxbury . 
Bobolink street, West Roxbury 
Birchland avenue, West Roxbury 
Bogandale road. West Roxbury 
Business street, Hyde Park 
Brush Hill terrace, Hyde Park 
Brockton street, Dorchester 
B street, Hyde Park 
BroAvn avenue. West Roxbury 
Burwell road, West Roxbury 
Bryant road, West Roxbury 
Chesterfield street, Hyde Park 
Como road, Hyde Park 
Caledonian avenue. West Roxbury 
Creston street, Roxbury 
Constance road, West Roxbury 
Cornauba street. West Roxbury 
C street. South Boston 
Ceylon street, Dorchester . 
Co\Vper street. East Boston 
Caspian Way, Dorchester . 
Clive street. West Roxbury 
Central avenue Hyde Park . 
Capital street. West Roxbury 
Capen street, Dorchester 
Clifford street, Hyde Park . 
Colgate road, West Roxbury 
Carrolton road. West Roxbury 
Charlotte street, Dorchester 
Clermont street, Dorchester 
Chestnut street, Hyde Park 
Calvin road. West Roxbury 
Chaime avenue. West Roxbury 
Courtney road. West Roxbury 
Celia road. West Roxbury . 
Colberg a^'enue, West Roxbury 
Chapel road, Hyde Park 
Colborne road, Brighton 
Cedrus avenue. West Roxbury 
Chiswick road, Brighton 
Coffey street, Dorchester 
Claron street. West Roxbury 
Corey road, Brighton . 
Colorado street, Dorchester 
Canterbury street. West Roxbury 
Coleridge street. East Boston 
Curtis street, East Boston . 
Castle Rock street, Dorchester 



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3 
3 
2 
4 
4 

13 
3 
6 
3 

14 
3 
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11 

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5 
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6 
4 
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4 
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19 
2 

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7 
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City Document No. 18 



Call street, West Roxbury . 
Cliftondale street, West Roxbury 
Dariia street, Dorchester 
Danny road, Hyde Park 
DeStefano road, West Roxbury 
Dunwell street, West Roxbury 
Dix street, Dorchester . 
Duncan street, Dorchester 
Dustin street, Brighton 
Drury road, Hyde Park 
Edge Hill street, Roxbury 
Ernst street, Roxbury . 
Evans street, Dorchester 
Ellison avenue, Doschester 
Edgebrook road, West Roxbury 
Edgewater Drive, Dorchester 
Edwardson street, Hyde Park 
Edgemere road. West Roxbury 
Fulton street, Hyde Park . 
Fairbanks street, Brighton . 
Florian street, West Roxbury 
Farrington avenue, Brighton 
Florence street. West Roxbury 
Franconia street, Dorchester 
Francesca street. West Roxbury 
Fernwood road. West Roxbury 
Franklin street, Hyde Park 
Fairlane road, West Roxbury 
Frazer street, Hyde Park . 
Farve street, Dorchester 
Frankfort street. East Boston 
Furbush road. West Roxbury 
Father Toma road, East Boston 
Gay Head street, Roxbury . 
Grampian Way, Dorchester 
Gordon street, Brighton 
Gordon avenue, Hyde Park 
Guernsey street, West Roxbury 
Granfield avenue. West Roxbury 
Granville street, Dorchester 
Graham terrace, West Roxbury 
Gretter road. West Roxbury 
Greaton road, West Roxbury 
Gilmore terrace. West Roxbury 
Glenhaven road, West Roxbury 
Glenwood avenue, Hyde Park 
Glenellen road. West Roxbury 
Grandview street, West Roxbury 
Greenwood Circle, Hyde Park 
Greenwood avenue, Hyde Park 



Public Works Department 103 

Hewlett street, West Roxbury 9 

Holworthy street, Roxbury 2 

Halford road. West Roxbury 2 

Howard avenue, Dorchester 7 

Howitt road, West Roxbury 8 

Hathaway street, West Roxbury 2 

Homer street, East Boston 3 

Humphreys place, Dorchester 3 

Holman street, Brighton 3 

Hano street, Brighton 8 

Herrick street, Brighton 2 

Hawthorne street, West Roxbury 7 

Hackensack road, West Roxbury 13 

Heldun street. West Roxbury 3 

Hillock street. West Roxbury 7 

Hamilton street, Hyde Park 10 

Hilton street, Hyde Park 3 

Hyde Park avenue, Hyde Park 13 

Hebron street, Hyde Park 3 

Hiawatha road, Dorchester 7 

Hutchinson street, Dorchester 2 

Hastings street, Dorchester 3 

Harmony street. East Boston 2 

Hooker street, Brighton 7 

Holton street, Brighton 12 

Highgate street, Brighton 3 

Home wood road. West Roxbury 2 

Highfield street. West Roxbury 4 

Harmon street, Dorchester 7 

Harding road, West Roxbury 4 

Hildreth street, Dorchester 2 

Hall street. West Roxbury 2 

Imbaro road, Hyde Park 5 

Imrie road, Brighton 5 

Ivory street. West Roxbury 3 

lona street. West Roxbury 6 

Itasca street, Dorchester 21 

Jess street. West Roxbury 1 

Jennett avenue. West Roxbury 1 

Joyce Kilmer road, West Roxbury 8 

June street. West Roxbury 3 

Juliette street, Dorchester 4 

Kiernan road. West Roxbury 3 

Keith street, West Roxbury 10 

Kittredge Terrace, West Roxbury 1 

Kennebec street, Dorchester 5 

Leicester street, Brighton . 18 

Lamson street, East Boston 7 

Larch place, West Roxbury 1 

Libby street. West Roxbury 2 



104 



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Livingstone street, Dorchester 
Landor road, Dorchester . . 
Lila road. West Roxbury 
Landseer street. West Roxbury 
Lorette street. West Roxbury 
London street. East Boston 
Lake Shore road, Brighton . 
Larch street, Brighton . 
Laurie street, West Roxbury 
Lindall street. West Roxbury 
Leland road, West Roxbury 
Lucerne street, Dorchester . 
Lewiston street, Hyde Park 
Lodgehill road, Hyde Park 
Lorna road, Dorchester 
Minden street, Roxbury 
Mansur street, Roxbury 
Miles street, Roxbury . 
Manila avenue, Hyde Park 
Marshfield street, Roxbury 
Marden avenue, Dorchester 
Margin street, Hyde Park . 
Marginal street. East Boston 
Mt. Vernon street, Dorchester 
Monaster}' road, Brighton . 
Mt. Calvary road. West Roxbury 
Magdala street, Dorchester 
Myopia road, Hyde Park . 
Mariposa street, Hyde Park 
Manthorne road, West Roxbury 
Marlin road, West Roxbury 
Martin street. West Roxbury 
March avenue. West Roxbury 
Moore street, East Boston . 
Matchett street, Brighton . 
Meadowview road, Hyde Park 
Melba Way, Hyde Park 
Montmorenci avenue. East Boston 
Mt. Hope street. West Roxbury 
Moss Hill road, West Roxbury 
Mildred avenue, Dorchester 
Meadow road, Hyde Park . 
Malverna road, West Roxbury 
Mt. Ida road, Dorchester . 
No. Crescent court, Brighton 
Nancia street. East Boston 
Northdale road and extension, West 
Newhall street, Dorchester . 
New Bedford street, Hyde Park 
New Haven street. West Roxbury 



Roxbury 



Public Works Department 



105 



Orkney road, Brighton 
Orchard Park street, Roxbury 
Orange street, West Roxbury 
Oakton avenue, Dorchester 
O'Connell road, Dorchester 
Orchardhill road. West Roxbury 
Oak street, Hyde Park 
Providence street, Hyde Park 
Porter street, West Roxbury 
Paul Gore street. West Roxbury 
Potomac street. West Roxbury 
Pomona avenue. West Roxbury 
Perkins avenue, Hyde Park 
Peak Hill road. West Roxbury 
Perthshire road, Brighton . 
Perham street. West Roxbury 
Prospect street, Hyde Park 
Patterson street, Dorchester 
Pine Ridge road, Dorchester 
Pheasant street. West Roxbury 
Prescott street, Hyde Park . 
Patten street. West Roxbury 
Parklawn road. West Roxbury 
Parker street, Hyde Park . 
Quarley road. West Roxbury 
Round Hill street, Roxbury 
Running Brook road. West Roxbury 
Robey street, Dorchester 
Rockmere street, Dorchester 
Robeson street, West Roxbury 
Rustic road. West Roxbury 
Reedsdale street, Brighton . 
Roslindale avenue. West Roxbury 
Rockland street, West Roxbury 
Ranley road. West Roxbury 
Ravenna road, West Roxbury 
Rambler road, West Roxbury 
Raymond street, Brighton . 
Radcliffe road, Hyde Park . 
Rainier road, Hyde Park 
Ralwood road, Hyde Park . 
Ruskindale road, Hyde Park 
Reddy avenue^ Hyde Park . 
Rosa street, Hyde Park 
Rosecliff terrace. West Roxbury 
Ruffing street, Hyde Park . 
Rowley street, Dorchester . 
Richmere road, Dorchester . 
Rugdale road, Dorchester . 
Readville street, Hyde Park 



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106 City Document No. 18 

Robin street, West Roxbury 8 

Rodman street, West Roxbury 5 

Rogers Park avenue, Brighton 4 

Rockwell street, Dorchester 8 

Schiller street, Roxbury 4 

Souther road, Dorchester 2 

Sunset Hill road. West Roxbury 6 

Shaw street. West Roxbury 4 

Sherrin street, Hyde Park 5 

St. Edward road. East Boston 6 

Searle road, West Roxbury 8 

Sycamore street. West Roxbury 8 

School street. West Roxbury 3 

Selma street. East Boston 3 

St. Clare road, Dorchester 1 

Swan street. West Roxbury 2 

Spinney street. West Roxbury 2 

Sparrow street. West Roxbury 4 

South Crescent Circuit, Brighton 5 

Sierra road, Hyde Park 1 

Sea View avenue, East Boston 4 

Sherbrook street, West Roxbury 4 

Stimson street. West Roxbury 18 

Salman street, West Roxbury 11 

Stanbro street, Hyde Park 8 

Swift street and terrace, East Boston .... 4 

Seaverns avenue. West Roxbury 6 

Summer street, Hyde Park 2 

Schiller road. West Roxbury 4 

Thompson street, Hyde Park 6 

Tebroc street, Dorchester 1 

Tanglewood road, Dorchester 1 

Taylor street, Dorchester 7 

Taunton avenue, Hyde Park 17 

Tileston street, Hyde Park 6 

Tracton avenue, Hyde Park 1 

Topalian street, Dorchester 2 

Tobin road, West Roxbury 4 

Temple street, West Roxbury 26 

Tyler street, Hyde Park 7 

Tacoma street, Hyde Park 7 

Tampa street, Dorchester 4 

Thatcher street, Hyde Park 9 

Tuckerman street. South Boston 3 

Tennis road, Dorchester 6 

Vallaro road, Hyde Park 8 

Valley road, Dorchester 4 

Violante street, Dorchester 2 

Westmoor road. West Roxbury 6 

Woodley avenue, West Roxbury 5 



Public Works Department 107 

Westmoor Circle, West Roxbury 1 

Westmoor terrace, West Roxbury 2 

Worley street, West Roxbury 3 

Wales street, Dorchester 4 

Wordsworth street. East Boston 5 

White Oak road. West Roxbury 3 

Wilton street, Brighton 3 

Wichita terrace, Dorchester 1 

Westchester road, West Roxbury 13 

Whitridge street, Dorchester 3 

Wilcox road, Dorchester 3 

Walnut street, Dorchester 11 

Wollaston terrace, Dorchester 2 

Welton road, West Roxbury 1 

Willow street, West Roxbury 19 

West Sorrento street, Brighton 2 

Walter street, Hyde Park 6 

Warren avenue, Hyde Park 18 

Wm. Jackson avenue, Brighton 3 

Wilmington street, Dorchester 7 

Weybosset street, Dorchester 5 

Woodhaven street, Dorchester 11 

Waverly street, Brighton 8 

Westminster street, Hyde Park 3 

Weld Hill street. West Roxbury 7 

Wellsmere terrace. West Roxbury 2 

Woodard street. West Roxbury 12 

Westbank street, East Boston 1 

Winton street. West Roxbury 3 

Yorkto\Mi street. West Roxbury 1 

New Lighting Installed — Not Modernized 

Units 

Belle avenue. West Roxbury 4 

Creston park, Roxbury 1 

Decatur street. East Boston 2 

Eatonia street, Brighton 1 

Greenhalge street, Dorchester 1 

]\Iichael road, West Roxbury 1 

Northdale road, West Roxbury 2 

Northdale terrace. West Roxbury 1 

Westbrook street, East Boston 1 

Webb park. South Boston 1 



108 City Document No. 18 

In 1963, orders were issued for the installation of 
7,000 lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting 
units on the following streets: 



Appleton street, Boston 15 

Allston street, Brighton 20 

B street, South Boston 9 

Clark street, Boston 4 

Devine Way, South Boston 8 

Exchange place, Boston 2 

Franklin street, Brighton 9 

Frankfort street, East Boston 2 

Gay Head street, Roxbury 1 

Gardner street, West Roxbury 22 

Greenfield road, Dorchester 13 

Huntington avenue, Hyde Park 22 

Hull street, Boston 7 

Kenmore street, BostonRbry 2 

Kenrick street, Brighton 11 

Kittredge street, West Roxbury 13 

Logan Way, South Boston 9 

Murdock street, Brighton 13 

Milton avenue, Dorchester 9 

Moore street. East Boston 1 

Metropolitan avenue, Hyde Park 11 

Monastery road, Brighton 7 

North street, Boston 14 

O'Callaghan Way, South Boston 13 

Park street, Dorchester 19 

Park street. West Roxbury 23 

Prince street, Boston 15 

Quaker Lane, Boston 2 

Round Hill street, Roxbury 1 

Richmond street, Dorchester 2 

Strathmore road, Brighton 17 

South street, Brighton 5 

St. Botolph street, Boston 15 

Swift street, East Boston 2 

Sheafe street, Boston 4 

Salem street, Boston 13 

Tufts street, Boston 2 

West Third street. South Boston 5 

Westminster street, Hyde Park 18 

Water street, Boston 8 

Wirt street, Brighton 2 



Public Works Department 109 

In 1963, orders were issued for the installation of 
11,000 lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting 
units on the following streets: 



Adams street, Dorchester 23 

Arlington street, Brighton 16 

Boylston street, West Roxbury 22 

Brock street, Brighton 6 

Beechcroft street, Brighton 6 

Boardman street. East Boston 11 

Centre street, Dorchester 11 

Cornell street. West Roxbury 24 

D street. South Boston 42 

Freeport street, Dorchester 7 

Fairraount avenue, Hyde Park 15 

La Grange street. West Roxbury 61 

Old Colony terrace, Dorchester 2 

Parsons street, Brighton 17 

Quincy street, Dorchester 13 

Sparhawk street, Brighton 6 

Walworth street, West Roxbury 25 

Walter street. West Roxbury 24 



In 1963, orders were issued for the installation of 
20,000 lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting 
units on the following streets : 



Adams street, Dorchester 69 

Arlington street, Boston 12 

Beacon street, Boston 42 

Bowdoin street, Dorchester 11 

Broadway, Boston 15 

Ceylon street, Dorchester 1 

D street. South Boston 1 

Freeport street, Dorchester 20 

Geneva avenue, Dorchester 50 

Market street, Brighton 4 

Morton street, Dorchester 25 

Norfolk street, Dorchester 53 

Robert street. West Roxbury 9 

Saratoga street, East Boston 10 

Talbot avenue, Dorchester 33 



110 



City Document No. 18 



In 1963, an order was issued for the installation of 
35,000 lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting 
units on the following street : 
Washington street, Boston 3 

Gas Lamp Program 
During the year 1963, there were approximately 228 
gas lamps maintained by the City of Boston. There were 
44 gas lamps installed for the j^ear 1963. 

Maintenance of Police Spotlights 
The maintenance of 97 police spotlights continued 
for the year 1963. There were no new installations for 
the year 1963. 

TABLE 6 
DETAILS OF EXPENDITURES OF TIDEWATER BRIDGES FOR THE YEAR 

1963 



Bridge 


Draw- 
tenders' 
Salaries 


Mechanics' 
Wages 


Material 


Repair 
BiUs 


Utflfties,' 
Etc. 


Total 


Chelsea Street 


$53,283 94 
24,109 17 
59,926 25 
66,193 18 
70,408 22 

22,141 25 

42,976 32 


$485 20 
922 08 
1,510 15 
1,925 25 
9,866 40 

4,492 45 

2,713 73 


$236 37 
185 52 
301 39 
169 64 
2.459 26 

1,146 05 

584 62 


$1,215 03 

1,594 91 
639 93 
969 97 

1,211 04 

594 17 


$528 24 

414 81 

643 49 

1,375 61 

2,715 01 

188 92 

485 76 


$55,748 78 


Congress Street 

Maiden Bridge 

Andrew P. McArdle.... 

Northern Avenue 

Summer Street (Fort 
Point Channel) 

Summer Street (L St.) 
(Reserved Channel). 


25,631 58 
63,976 19 
70,303 61 
86,418 86 

29,179 71 

47,354 60 


Totals 


$338,938 33 


$21,915 26 


$5,082 85 


$6,225 05 


$6,351 84 


$378,613 33 







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TABLE 8 

EXPENDITURES ON INLAND BRIDGES 
IN 1963 

Labor Materials Total 

S47,002 72 $6,253 63 $53,256 35 

The above figures represent total cost of maintenance, 
repairs on inland bridges, namely footbridges over 
railroads, etc., using our department yard employees, 
materials and supplies. 



Public Works Department 



113 



app;endix d 
sanitary division 

TABLE I 

PAYMENT TO REFUSE COLLECTION CONTRACTORS FIRST THREE 

MONTHS — JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 



District 


Contractor 


Total 3 Months, 
Payments 






$12,345 64 






41,219 89 




United Contracting Company, Inc., of Boston 


34,134 08 


2 Jamaica Plain 

3 Dorchester (North) 

4 Brighton 


39,237 36 




71,675 49 


J F Ryan Inc 


58,378 90 






21,032 40 




F J Cavaliere & Co 


50,737 14 


7 Dorchester (South) 




71,537 14 




24,376 84 


9 East Boston 




24,593 86 






29,083 99 


lOB Roxbury 


United Contracting Company, Inc., of Boston 


45,513 93 






First 3 Months' Total 




$523,867 29 









PAYMENTS TO REFUSE COLLECTION CONTRACTORS LAST NINE 
MONTHS — APRIL I, TO DECEMBER 31, INCLUSIVE 



District 


Contractor 


Total 9 Months, 
Payments 






$38,436 60 






126,825 61 


IC Uptown 


United Contracting Company, Inc., of Boston 


105,154 95 




126,435 46 


3 Dorchester (North) 


Dooley Brothers Inc 


219,419 77 




187,318 70 


5 South Boston 




63,565 68 


6 West Roxbury 


F J Cavaliere & Co. . . 


168,724 92 






234,189 87 


8 Hyde Park 




77,466 42 






76,110 90 


lOA Parker Hill-Fens 




92,331 13 




United Contracting Company, Inc., of Boston 


141,971 24 










$1,657,951 25 






$523,867 29 


Collection grand total . . 




$2,181,818 54 









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TABLE 2 

SUMMARY OF PAYMENT 

Expenditures in 1963: 
Payments to refuse collection contractors . $2,181,818 
Payments for rental of Saugus dump . 24,750 
Payments for removal of garbage . . 26,100 
Payments for disposal of rejected material 14,131 
Payments for removal of derelict auto- 
mobiles 9,991 



Total collection and disposal contract payments . $2,256,790 

Payroll totals were as follows: 

Administrative and General Services . $64,667 

Collection Section 409,137 

Disposal Section 503,320 

Total payrolls $977,124 

Overtime payrolls 140,052 

Total Sanitary Division payrolls 1,117,176 

Incinerator operation and maintenance costs (other 

than labor) 92,509 

Payments on other contracts 37,228 

Supplies and materials (other than incinerator) . . . 24,875 

Miscellaneous (advertising) . . . . . . . 3,900 

Grand total expenditure $3,532,478 



116 City Document No. 18 

TABLE 3 

DISPOSAL SECTION — SANITARY DIVISION 

Expenditures: 

Personal services $503,320 

Contractual services for maintenance . . 70,095 

Electric power 22,727 

Supplies and materials (not including fuel oil) 24,415 

Fuel oil 4,146 

Equipment (purchased and rented) . , . 250 

Total operating cost $624,953 

Incinerator: 

The South Bay incinerator served an area with a population of approxi- 
mately 453,000 during 1963. 
Source and amount of refuse received at the incinerator: 

Contractors 137,212 tons (30,405 loads) 

Alleys and dumpsters .... 2,598 tons 

Market collection 2,931 tons 

Others 2,143 tons 

Total tonnage, all sources . . . 144,884 tons 
Revenue received from private dumpers $6,425 25 

Operating Data: 

$565,802 = $3 91 cost per ton for incineration. 

144,884 
$565,802 = $1 25 per capita cost for incineration excluding loan 

amortization. 

453,000 

$986,477 = $2 18 per capita cost for incineration including loan 

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453,000 

$565,802 = $0 78 per cubic yard cost for incineration excluding loan 

amortization and interest. 

724,420 

$986,477 = $1 36 per cubic yard of incineration including loan amor- 

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724,420 

144,884 X 2,000 = 639 lbs. of refuse per capita. 

453,000 

Gardner Street Dump: 

21,336 loads of rubbish was delivered to the dump. 
$14,486 in dumping fees. 

Operational costs, Gardner street $59,151 

$59,151 = $0 29 cost per capita for operations. 

201,000 
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$201,000 



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TABLE I 
SEWER USE— REVENUE 

APPENDIX E 
SEWER DIVISION 

Amount carried forward to Sewer Division 1963 
Receipts 



$2,078 18 
2,690,945 80 

$2,693,023 98 



Expenditures: 

Metropolitan Sewer Assessment 
Pensions and annuities 
Pensions State-Boston 
Sewer Division .... 
Administration and Engineering 
Plant and equipment maintenance 
Highway repairs and patching . 
Collecting Division ... 
Data Processing Unit . 
Reduction of sewerage loan 
Interest on sewerage loan . 
Refunds 



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166,623 74 

34,450 00 

665,183 89 

18,283 00 

105,071 00 

31,742 00 

28,017 00 

35,061 00 

478,967 90 

172,178 75 

18,906 26 



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Deficit December 31, 1963 



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7,707 43 

$3,265,023 21 
$571,999 23 



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SUMMARY OF SEWER CONSTRUCTION FOR TWELVE MONTHS ENDING 

DECEMBER 31, 1963 



District 


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Labor 


Built by 
Private 
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Shared by 

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Total Lengths Built 




Linear Feet 

683.7 

3,722.81 


Linear Feet 


Liriear Feet 
2,430 


Linear Feet 
3,113.70 
3,722.81 


Miles 
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2,925.10 
4,771.30 


1,840.09 
249.05 
339.83 




3,935.03 
3,174.15 
5,111.13 


0.745 


Dorchester 




0.60 


Hyde Park 




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Totals 


14,206.85 


2,428.97 


2,430 


19,065.82 


3.6547 







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1959 


1960 


1961 


1962 


1963 


Built by city— by contract or day 


Linear Feet 

20,464.64 
3,306.02 


Linear Feet 

6,408 
735 


Linear Feet 

13,694.37 
2,876.85 
7,904.30 


Linear Feet 

26,557.27 
3,937.56 


Linear Feet 
14,206.85 


Built by private parties . 


2,428.97 




2,430.00 












Totals 


23,770.66 


7,143 


24,475.52 


30,494.83 


19,056.82 




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123 



TABLE 4 

MAINTENANCE SECTION 



Complaints received and investigated 

Catch basins and manholes freed and/or repaired . 

Sewers repaired 

Sewers cleaned (miles) 

House drains constructed/repaired 

Municipal liens reported to collector 



1963 


1962 


3,235 


2,891 


1,042 


2,403 


34 


36 


2.13 


13.4 


499 


445 


5,202 


4,903 



1,640 
32 

17.4 

571 

5,122 



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Sewage pumped , 

Sewage pumped average flow . 
Pumping cost 



1963 


1962 


1961 


43,529 MG 


63,276 MG 


34,862 MG 


19.26 MG 


173 MGD 


96 MGD 


$5.28 MG 


$2.93 MG 


$6.71 MG 



Total Length of Sewers 

Miles 
Common sewers and surface drains built previous to 

January 1, 1963 . . • . • . • • 1,343 51 

Common sewers and surface drains built between 

January 1 and December 31, 1963 ... 3 65 

Common sewers and surface drains built ending 

December 31, 1963 1,347 16 

Abandoned sewers ending December 31, 1963 . 

1,347 16 
City of Boston intercepting sewers connecting with 

Metropolitansewers to December 31, 1963 . . 

City of Boston main drainage intercepting sewers 

to December 1, 1963 

Grand total 1,347 16- 



124 



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TABLE 5 
CATCH BASINS IN CHARGE OF SEWER DIVISION 





Catch Basins for Twelve Months Ending 
December 31, 1963 


Total for Whole City in 
Charge of Sewer Division 


Districts 


Number Built 
or RebuUt 


Number 
Abandoned 
or Removed 


Net Increase 


Previous 

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1962 


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December 31. 

1963 




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3,573 
1,522 
1,237 
871 
2,156 
4,787 
5,795 
1,553 


3,799 
3,592 
1,522 
1,237 
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Charlestown 


Brighton 


2 156 




4,790 


Dorchester 


5 804 


Hyde Park 


1.581 




Totals 


65 





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25,287 


25,352 





Public Works Department 



125 



APPENDIX F 
WATER DIVISION 

TABLE 1 
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES, 1963 



Surplus carried forward from prior year 1962 
Amount carried forward to Water Division 1963 
Receipts 



Expenditures: 

Metropolitan water assessment . 
Pensions and annuities 
Pensions, State-Boston 
Water Division .... 
Administration and engineering 
Plant and equipment maintenance 
Highway repairs and patching . 
Collecting Division 
Data Processing Unit . 



$1,813,148 12 

278,232 31 

8,250,135 12 

$10,341,515 55 



Transfer of 1962 Surplus 
Amount carried forward to Water Division 
1964 



$5,132,797 20 

282,446 58 

84,004 81 

2,038,041 38 

75,400 00 

265,981 00 

556,735 00 

183,476 00 

76,889 00 

$8,695,770 97 
1,813,148 12 

184,934 28 



Deficit December 31, 1963 



10,693,853 37 
$352,337 82 



TABLE 2 
METERS IN SERVICE, DECEMBER 31, 1963 





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4 


6 


8 


10 




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5,949 


5,312 
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2,403 
229 


1,529 

722 

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372 
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429 


120 


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7,691 


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77,057 


5,474 


2,632 


2,265 


1,380 


592 


512 


120 


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METERS IN SERVICE, DECEMBER 31, 1963 





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TABLE 3 
METERS IN SHOP, DECEMBER 31, 1963 





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6 


8 


10 


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58 


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METERS REPAIRED IN SHOP, 1963 





Make 


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1 


li 


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4 


6 


8 


10 


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124 


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124 


60 


86 


109 


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METERS PURCHASED NEW IN 1963 





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6 


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12 


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li 


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6 


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10 


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109 


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METERS CHANGED IN 1963 (TAKEN OUT) 





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2 


3 


4 


6 


8 


10 


12 






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125 
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291 


141 


71 


62 


13 


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METERS CHANGED IN 1963 (PUT IN) 





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1 


li 


2 


3 


4 


6 


8 


10 


12 


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263 


113 


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263 


113 


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240 


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TABLE 9 
METERS APPLIED IN 1963 





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Meters applied on new service 


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TABLE 10 
METERS DISCONTINUED IN 1963 





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163 




















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TABLE II 
REASON FOR METER CHANGES IN 1963 



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425 


166 


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33 

407 
33 


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5 

240 
5 


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29 

10 

1,925 

29 


1,877 
126 

42 

1,835 

126 


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18 

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13 

2 
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56 
56 


67 
111 

67 
111 


153 

23 

1 
175 


177 

51 

1 

227 


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33 


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4 


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394 

91 

72 

11,661 

394 


Total pubUe, Dec 31, 1963 

Total private, December 31, 1963. 



Total hydrants in service, December 31, 1962 12,070 

Total hydrants added during 1963 91 

Total hydrants abandoned during 1963 72 

Total hydrants in service, December 31, 1963 12,089 

High pressure fire hydrants in service, 1963 437 

Total hydrants (all kinds) in service, December 31, 1963 12.526 



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