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ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 

FUR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1965. 




Hon. John F. Collins, Mayor 

John F. Flaherty, Commissioner of Public Works 

Frederick L. Garvin, Engineering Division Engineer 

Charles M. Martell, Highway Division Engineer 

Leon F. Vignaux, Acting Sanitary Division Engineer 

Edward G. A. Powers, Sewer Division Engineer and Deputy 
Commissioner of Public Works 

Edward J. Pinkul, Water Division Engineer 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

1965 ANNUAL REPORT 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Page 

Letter of Transmittal 1 

Personnel 1 

Central Office 2 

Engineering Division 5 

Highway Division 13 

Sanitary Division 15 

Sewer Division 23 

Water Division 25 

Snow Removal 22 

Fiscal 29 

Public Improvement Commission Report . . . 31 

Appendices : 

Statistical and Other Data Tables 

A. Central Office 72 

B. Engineering Division 84 

C. Highway Division 110 

D. Sanitary Division 141 

E. Sewer Division 149 

F. Water Division 160 



[Document 18 — 196(3. J 




ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1965 



Boston, January 2, 1966. 
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, 1965. 

The varied programs of the Public Works Department 
aimed at maintaining and improving the public health, 
safety, and convenience of the public have been carried 
on with efficiency and economy. These programs in- 
clude highway construction and reconstruction; high- 
way maintenance, including bridge maintenance and 
street and catch-basin cleaning; the construction, main- 
tenance, and operation of a water distribution system; 
also a sewerage collection system, including surface and 
storm water drainage ; and the collection and disposal of 
offal and rubbish. The expenditures for these services 
amounted to $28,759,708 for this year. 



City Document No. 18 



Personnel 



The general policy of reducing the number of em- 
ployees by natural attrition without curtailment of vital 
services has reached its limit. At the close of the year 
1964 there were 1,364 employees, and on January 1, 1966, 
1,362 employees. This compares with 1,788 at the close 
of 1959, 1,453 at the close of 1962, and 1,380 in 1963. A 
concerted effort should be made to fill our quota of 1,450 
able bodied employees if the department is to function 
efficiently. 

The national shortage of engineers and other profes- 
sional workers is still acute. The differential in salaries 
paid by private industries in these categories and civil 
service employment is so great as to make it impossible 
to recruit quahfied engineering graduates. This differ- 
ential is also felt in the fields of labor and skilled 
mechanics. 

To offset these shortages the department has main- 
tained technical courses available to qualifying em- 
ployees at no cost to the employee. Northeastern 
University provided courses in "Fundamentals of Pubhc 
Works Construction" and an "Educational Program for 
Managerial Supervisory Personnel" as well as "Motor 
Vehicle Fleet Management" and "Management of Auto- 
motive Equipment Maintenance." Boston College 
provided a course in "Municipal Personnel Administra- 
tion," and South Boston High School courses in "Typ- 
ing, Shorthand, and Secretarial." Lowell Technological 
Institute is providing a five-year course leading to a 
degree of "Associate in Civil Engineering." Courses 
were also provided in communication and occupational 
safety. 

On June 30, 1965, James W. Haley retired as Com- 
missioner of PubHc Works. Commissioner Haley en- 
tered the city service in 1928 as a rodman in the old 
Street Laying-Out Department and advanced to Chief 
Engineer in that department. Division Engineer in the 
Engineering Division of the Pubhc Works Department, 
and on January 4, 1960, became Commissioner of Public 
Works. During his term of office he effected a complete 
reorganization of the department and instituted many 



Public Works Department 5 

changes and new procedures in organization and func- 
tions. He was instrumental in initiating several courses 
of in-service training for departmental personnel at 
Northeastern University and other local educational 
institutions. His was an outstanding career and he will 
long be remembered by his former fellow-employees. 

Central Office 

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

The Administrative Branch functions include 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 providing all services required by the Public 
Improvement Commission. 

The Maintenance Branch provides for the repair and 
maintenance of the departmental automotive equipment; 
the supervision and maintenance of all departmental 
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 397 vehicles. New equipment was 
acquired by purchase from the 1965 appropriations in 
the amount of $223,183.11; and $57,393 from the Snow 
Removal Appropriation. 

The work involved in making approximately 10,000 
annual repair jobs is performed at four locations; High- 
land St., Albany St., Hancock St., and Forest Hills. 

(A) The Highland Street Motor Repair Garage is 
used for general repair work, stockroom, lubrication 
and dispensing of gasoline and oil. The stockroom 
contains an inventory of repair parts, tires, batteries, 
etc., valued at $50,000. A schedule of monthly lubri- 
cation is set up and the condition of vehicles is checked 
at that time. 



6 City Document No. 18 

(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 gasohne and oil. During the winter season, 
repairs to chains are made here. Inspection for the 
semi-annual Registry of Motor Vehicles inspections are 
carried out at the aforesaid locations. 

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 Di- 
vision, welding parts for cranes and stabilizing 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. 

(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. 



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(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 central- 
ized facility for departmental maintenance. In 1963 
the Legislature enacted legislation (Chapter 812) au- 
thorizing 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 juris- 
diction of the department, collected all fees, and made 
commitments of moneys received to the Collector- 
Treasurer. Cash receipts for 1965 amounted to S306,- 
776.20, committed accounts $75,096.24, miscellaneous 
$149,104.65, and deposit accounts $841,633.43, for a 
grand total of $1,372,610.52. 



Engineering Division 

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

The Administrative Section under the supervision of 
the head administrative clerk performed all duties of an 
administrative nature relating to the processing and 
maintenance of records pertaining to personnel, cor- 
respondence, indexing, and filing. 

This consisted of, in part, typing, proofreading, and 
collating of stencils for contract books for all divisions 
of the department, processing of municipal lien cer- 
tificates, giving information to the general public, 
preparation of the annual report, mimeographing all 
work for all divisions of the department, and processing 
and recording plot plans, numbering approximately 
1,000, which were submitted to the Engineering Di- 
vision. This year the assessments of betterments on 
roadways, sidewalks, and sewers were performed by the 
head administrative clerk, who also assisted the Di- 
vision Engineer at Public Improvement Commission 
meetings. 



8 City Document No. 18 

This section furnished engineers and surveyors with 
street line information, bench marks, and plan informa- 
tion concerning approximately 1,000 streets. This 
section also furnished street line information on various 
proposed projects, the Inner Belt, the Charlestown 
Redevelopment Area, the Southwest Expressway, the 
Charlestown Prison Land and Flats. 

Approximately 200 requests for information from 
lawyers and conveyancers were processed. On about 
twenty occasions this required the City of Boston to 
send an engineer to court in Suffolk, Middlesex, and 
Norfolk Counties. 

This section furnished information to the Law De- 
partment, Building Department, School Department, 
the Highway, Sewer, and Water Divisions of the Public 
Works Department, the Boston Redevelopment Au- 
thority, the Post Office Department, and the Real 
Property Department. 

Boundary Hne information between Boston and ad- 
joining cities and towns was furnished to engineers as 
well as harbor hnes. 

This section also answered queries concerning the 
history of city streets and other inquiries relative to 
ownership and maintenance of bridges in various parts 
of the city. 

This section is also responsible for the operation of the 
Reproduction and Photographic unit. This unit fur- 
nished blueprints, ozalid prints, autopositives, and 
photographs required by the Public Works Depart- 
ment and all other city departments. 

Planning and Programming Section: The Planning 
and Programming Section prepared the highway, water, 
and sewer programs for the Pubhc Works Department. 
This section, with the support of the other sections of 
the Engineering Division, performed services as directed 
by the Pubhc Improvement Commission. These serv- 
ices included, but were not limited to, engineering reports 
for new street layouts, sewer and water engineering 
reports as required in connection with petitions received 
by the commission from contractors constructing new 
developments where such utilities were not available, 
and minimum pavement reports to advise the commis- 



Public Works Department 9 

sion whether contractors satisfactorily completed the 
terms of their minimum pavement agreements with the 
commission in order for the latter to vote on the return 
of deposits. 

In connection with the various programs, the section 
maintained liaison with the Department of Public 
Works, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; City of 
Boston Traffic and Parking Department; Parks and 
Recreation Department; Police Department; Fire De- 
partment; Sewer, Water, and Highway Divisions, and 
all pubhc utilities companies. 

The section received the final prehminary plans for 
the Boston extension of the Massachusetts Turnpike 
during January and reviewed and coordinated them with 
all other interested city departments and divisions and, 
where applicable, with the Boston Redevelopment 
Authority. Upon completion of the Boston extension, 
"As Built" plans commenced to be received by this 
section where they were recorded and distributed to the 
appropriate divisions. 

The Planning and Programming Section served as a 
coordinator between the City of Boston Public Works 
Department and the Boston Redevelopment Authority 
and its consultants on matters of mutual interest regard- 
ing the various renewal and redevelopment projects. 

Pubhc utihty companies plans for proposed construc- 
tion in city streets were reviewed by this section and 
appropriate recommendations relative to approval were 
made to the Division Engineer. 

This section prepared written reports and letters for 
the Commissioner's signature in answer to numerous 
complaints received by the department relative to street 
and sidewalk conditions. 

In connection with the foregoing, the Planning and 
Programming Section performed the following functions : 

Field inspected streets where construction or recon- 
struction would result in damages to abutting properties 
and made estimates of the amount of damages. 

Kept account records of engineering costs spent by 
the City of Boston Engineering Division in renewal 
projects for purposes of federal Non-Cash Grants-in- 
Aid credits. 



10 City Document No. 18 

Completed final reports for state financing of street 
reconstruction under the provisions of Chapters 782 and 
822, General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts. 

Scheduled field surveys for the Survej^ Section. 

Scheduled preparation of plans by the Design Section. 

Made field trips to study proposed work and made 
recommendations concerning the feasibility of the work 
to the Division Engineer. 

Prepared monthly groups for advertising for bids for 
construction and reconstruction of streets (see Design 
Section report for accomphshment during 1965). 

Staged and sequenced developments of Chapter 90 
projects and arranged with other sections of the division 
for design changes on state survey plans relating to these 
projects. 

Design Section: The Design Section under the super- 
vision of an associate civil engineer performed the 
following work : 

Prepared all plans, estimates, specifications, and con- 
tract forms relating to the design and construction of 
highway, bridge, sewer, and water facilities, in accord- 
ance with departmental programs. 

Prepared designs, plans, and specifications required in 
connection with proposed structures and appurtenances 
to be constructed by the operating divisons of the 
department. 

Designed grades in connection with the construction 
and reconstruction of highways and sewers. 

Checked all plot plans submitted to the Building 
Department prior to the issuance of building permits to 
determine if the same are approvable with regards to 
grades and availabihty of sewer and water facilities. 

Checked proposed construction over existing sewers, 
to determine if same is structually sound and approvable. 

Alade tracings of all survey plans, plots, street lay- 
out plans, easement plans, assessment plans, etc., 
prepared by the survey section. 

Prepared and traced various maps, plans, charts, etc., 
required for general purposes in the operation of this 
department. 



Public Works Department 11 

Made estimates and preliminary plans for the Public 
Improvement Commission relating to proposed sewer, 
water, and street betterments. 

Checked plans and specifications of and consulted with 
various engineering firms regarding sewer, water, and 
highway construction for the Government Center, 
Prudential Center, Washington Park, MBTA extension, 
Castle Square and New York Streets Projects. 

The major accomplishments of the Design Section in 
1965 consisted of completing the necessary designs, esti- 
mates, construction plans, and specifications for thirty- 
five public works contracts which were advertised in 
1965, involving street construction and reconstruction 
and sewer and water installations. 

These contracts are listed descriptively hereinafter in 
chronological order of advertising. 

Work related to the foregoing included : 
Completion of 217 construction plans for highway projects 
Design of 75 sewer grades 
Laj^out and tracing for 70 water works installations 

Other work included: 

Review of approximately 255 plot plans for Building 
Department 

25 street grades designed 

28 tracings of street layout plans 

120 tracings of specific repairs, widenings and relocations 

34 tracings of sewer easement and assessment plans 

20 tracings of miscellaneous sidewalk and street assess- 
ment plans, discontinuances and land plans 

10 approval plans reviewed and checked 

60 streets designed for catch basin locations 

Preparation of miscellaneous charts, maps, and plans for 
other di^'isions and departments 

150 estimate reports furnished in connection with proposed 
se^^-er and water work 

40 estimate reports furnished in connection with proposed 
street developments 

31 sewerage works reports furnished or proposed construc- 
tion sent to the M.D.C. 

Investigation of 8 drainage areas: Myopia Brook, Hyde 
Park; Oakland Brook, Dorchester; Davenport Brook, Dor- 
chester; Dent Street Brook, West Ptoxbury; Canterbury 
Brook, West Roxbury; Sawmill Brook, West Roxbury; 
Readville Brook, Hyde Park ; Pattens Cove, Dorchester. 



12 City Document No. 18 

Received plans and layouts of sewerage and water works in 
7 Boston Redevelopment Authority redevelopment areas. 

Received plans and layouts for various sections of South- 
west Expressway, Inner Belt Expressway, and 1-93 Express- 
way. 

Survey Section: This section made twenty-two surveys 
for the laying-out of 2.6 miles of public highways; 
fourteen profiles for 1.78 miles of sewer construction; 
thirteen profiles for highway construction; fourteen 
reports for minimum pavement specificatigns for private 
ways; eleven surveys for eminent domain takings for 1.44 
miles of sewer and assessment purposes; six surveys for 
the discontinuance of 0.3 miles of public highways; 246 
plans and surveys for highway reconstruction of 41.65 
miles of highways ; thirty-three engineering reports ; and 
thirty-six miles of street reconstruction inspections. 

This division carried on its normal activities, which 
consisted of surveys, plans and contract documents for 
street construction, reconstruction, sewer and water 
projects, along with surveys and plans for widenings, 
specific repairs, discontinuances, assessments, and spe- 
cial surveys and plans for various other city depart- 
ments. In addition to expected activities, the division, 
with the direct assistance of consultants, became in- 
creasingly involved with blossoming Boston Redevelop- 
ment Authority activities in connection with urban 
renewal. 

By far the most active area of development was in 
Washington Park, Roxbury, and following is a summary 
of the activities in this area. Through our consultants, 
Fay, Spofford and Thorndike, Inc., plans and contract 
documents were prepared resulting in the awarding of 
approximately $1,000,000 worth of street construction 
and sewer and water installations. In addition, plans 
and necessary Public Improvement Commission actions 
were completed relative to new street layouts in BRA 
development parcels along Humboldt Avenue, Wash- 
ington Street, and within the Notre Dame Academy 
area. 

Street construction was essentially completed for 
portions of Washington Park Boulevard and Humboldt 



Public Works Department 13 

Avenue and in streets related to the Marksdale II 
Development area. 

In the Government Center area most of the activities 
consisted of studies and meetings with representatives 
of the BRA, MBTA, and all of the major utility com- 
panies, relative to properly- staging and relocating 
utilities, laying out and setting grades for streets in the 
Haymarket Square area, where the new subway exten- 
sion caused many changes and man}- studies and meet- 
ings relative to the Pemberton Square area and the 
Adams Square-State Street-Cornhill area. 

Designs and plans for required sewer and water in- 
stallations for all Government Center work north of 
Sudbury Street were nearly completed and are expected 
to be advertised early in 1966. 

In the Castle Square area, first section, sewer and 
water contracts were prepared, awarded, and installa- 
tions substantially completed. Plans for new street 
work in this first section, bounded by Shawmut Avenue, 
Dover, Tremont, and Herald Streets, were started with 
the intention of completing for advertising in the spring 
of 1966. In the second section, between Shawmut 
Avenue and Washington Street, plans were drawn and 
Public Improvement Commission action taken on the 
discontinuances of several streets here preparatory to 
new development. 

In other sections, such as the Waterfront, South 
Cove, South End, and Charlestown, preHminary con- 
ferences were held relative to proposed layouts, changes, 
street designs, discontinuances and expected problems, 
all in preparation for 1966 detailed work to follow. 

An attempt to cope with this greatly increased work 
load has been made by hiring consultants to do the 
engineering in most of these BRA renewal areas, and 
this has helped tremendously, but providing the steady 
long-range engineering accomplishments required in 
the face of a continuing and increasing shortage of ex- 
perienced, permanent personnel is becoming more and 
more difficult, if not impossible, to achieve. 

The personnel quota for this division has been estab- 
lished at sixty. On January 1, 1965, the number of 



14 City Document No. 18 

permanent employees working was thirty-eight and bj' 
year's end had increased to forty, but this, in so far as 
permanent men is concerned, is still twenty less than the 
quota of sixty, which is in itself very tight. 

Some of this gap was filled in by employing temporary 
employees. However, since most of these were in the 
lower two engineering grades, requiring minimum tech- 
nical know-how, the engineering help problem re- 
mained far from satisfactor3\ 

With reference to the various public works engineer- 
ing programs in which this division participates, the 
following summarizes the extent of completed surveys, 
plans, and contract documents for pubhc works which 
were prepared by this division and advertised in 1965. 

Street Reconstruction Estimated Cost 

12.7 miles invohdng 104 streets .... $1,916,031 

Chapter 90 Reconstruction 
2.5 miles involving seven streets . . . . 433,675 

Chapter 393 Construction 
2 . 1 miles involving twenty-eight streets . . 505,108 

Sewerage and Water Works {combined in 1 contract) 
Twenty contracts $1,126,980 

Highway Division 

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

The Construction Section supervised the construction 
and reconstruction of 115 streets at contract prices of 
$2,130,307.67, and expended $430,955.33 for repair and 
operation of bridges. Chapter 90 projects completed 
during the year were: Adams Street between Gallivan 
Boulevard and MBTA bridge; Columbus Avenue be- 
tween Sarsfield Street and Massachusetts Avenue; L 



Public Works Department 15 

Street between East Fourth Street and Columbia Road ; 
East Broadway between M Street and Farragut Road; 
West INIilton Street between Boston-Dedham line and 
junction of jNIilton and Sprague Streets; Condor Street 
between Brooks Street and intersection of Condor and 
Eagle Streets ; Dana Avenue between Washington Street 
and Centre Street ; Boylston Street between Washington 
Street and Centre Street; Pond Street between East 
Cottage Street and Columbia Road; Pleasant Street 
between Hancock Street and East Cottage Street; 
Hancock Street between Bowdoin Street and Dor- 
chester Avenue; East Cottage Street between Edward 
Everett Square and Pleasant Street; and Savin Hill 
Avenue between a point 200 feet west of Dorchester 
Avenue and Pleasant Street, at a total cost of $743,204. 

The Maintenance Section performed sidewalk and 
roadway repairs on and cleaned 760 miles of streets; 
cleaned 4,500 catch basins; maintained and operated 7 
drawbridges and S3 inland bridges. 

The Street Lighting Section ordered the installation 
of 1,874 3,500-lumen lamps in 361 streets; 754 7,000- 
lumen lamps in fifty-eight streets; 234 11,000-lumen 
lamps in twelve streets; and 281 20,000-lumen lamps in 
thirteen streets. In addition the section ordered the 
installation of lighting units on the city-owned street 
lights as follows: 168 7,000-lumen lamps in twenty 
streets; and 256 20,000-lumen lamps in twenty-three 
streets. 

Accelerated Highway Program 

During the legislative session of 1965 the Public 
Works Department sponsored and urged the passage of 
legislation to bring about a more equitable distribution 
of funds collected in the Commonwealth's Highway Fund 
for the benefit of the cities and towns. Chapter >90 and 
Chapter 81 of the General Laws discriminates against the 
cities and larger towns in favor of the small towns. The 
legislature enacted Chapter 679 of the Acts of 1965, by 
which Boston was granted $2,530,208.82 by the Com^- 
monwealth, of which $2,280,208.00 was made available 
for the construction and reconstruction of highways. 



16 City Document Xo. 18 

West Fourth Street Bridge 
On July 21, 1965, a serious fire entirely destroyed the 
Xo. 6 span of the West Fourth Street Bridge, with dam- 
ages estimated at 8130,000. Construction of this bridge 
Avas by authority of Chapter 428 of the Acts of 1890, 
with costs apportioned at 65 percent to the railroad, 
25 percent to the Commonwealth, and 10 percent to the 
City of Boston. Said Chapter 428, as amended in 1892 
and 1893, provided in Section 6, "After the completion 
of the work, the crossing and its approaches shall be 
maintained and kept in repair as follows: when the 
pubhc way crosses the railroad by an overhead bridge, 
the framework of the bridge and its abutments shall be 
maintained and kept in repair by the railroad company^ 
and the surface of the bridge and its approaches shall 
be maintained and kept in repair by the town or city 
in which the same are situated." Whether the replacing 
of span Xo. 6 of this bridge is in the nature of a repair 
or a rebuilding is in dispute, and is being adjudicated 
by the Law Department. 

Sxow Removal 

Total snowfall for the year 1965 amounted to 40.8 
inches. In January 22.2 inches of snow fell in four 
storms, vrith snowfalls of 6.9 inches, 3.6 inches, 3.1 
inches, and 3.0 inches. Xone were blizzards. February 
produced one storm, with a fall of 1.9 inches and a total 
of 4.7 inches. The total snowfall in IVIarch amounted to 
9.7 inches, with three storms with snowfalls of 3.7 
inches, 3.3 inches, and 1.2 inches. April produced 1.6 
inches of snow. Xo snow fell in Xovember, and although 
2.6 inches fell in December all snowfalls were in amounts 
of less than one inch. Snow removal costs amounted to 
$828,852. 

Saxitary Division 

The Sanitary Division is comprised of three sections: 
Administration, Collection, and Disposal. 

AdTfiinistration Section 
Program 1 — Administration 

The activities of the Administration Section com- 
prised the supervising of the various functions and 



Public Works Department 17 

operations of the division, the preparing of all con- 
tracts, the processing of pa^'ments, the processing of 
reports, correspondence, violation notices and com- 
plaints (complaints were written, telephoned, and in 
person), and compilation of inspectors' reports and 
daily reports on the Collection and Disposal Sections' 
performances, investigating and processing applications 
for permits for the transportation of refuse, the prep- 
aration of the budget, and the supervision of the Snow 
Emergency Center. 

On July 1, 1965, Division Engineer John F. Flaherty 
took a leave of absence from the Sanitary Division when 
he was appointed bj' ^layor John F. Collins to the 
position of Commissioner of PubUc Works. Starting 
as a rodman in the Transit Department, ]Mr. Flaherty 
was successively promoted to the highest of engineering 
ratings, that of Division Engineer and Deputy Com- 
missioner, and he now has accepted the challenge of 
heading one of the largest and most important depart- 
ments in the entire state. 

On July 1, 1965, replacing ^Ir. Flaherty, Principal 
Civil Engineer Leon F. Vignaux, in charge of the Col- 
lection Section of the division, was temporarily pro- 
moted to Division Engineer. Mr. Charles T. Dinneen, 
a career municipal engineer, having extensive experience 
with the Transit Department and with the Sewer and 
Highway Divisions of the PubHc Works Department, 
took over the duties of directing the activities of the 
Collection Section. 

During the year the clerical personnel in the office 
changed considerably. The transfers of ]\liss Claire 
Murphy and ]\Irs. Ellen Pumphret to other depart- 
ments after conscientious service will be felt by the 
division; their positions were filled with provisional 
employees. 

Collection Section 

Program 2 — Refuse Collection Contracts 

The city decided to exercise its first option in accord- 
ance with Article 17 of the pubUcly advertised refuse 
collection contracts, which provided for renewal of con- 
tracts, effective April 1, 1965. Contracts were renewed 



18 City Document No. 18 

with the same refuse collection contractors. Under 
these contracts, the city absorbed 75 percent of the 
10-cent per hour increase granted to the drivers and the 
helpers since April 1, 1965. This increased payment 
to the contractors cost approximately $25,968 for the 
remainder of the year. The total expenditure for refuse 
collection contracts amounted to $2,442,260. A total 
of 261,602 tons of refuse was collected and disposed 
of during the year. 

Multiple and continued complaints from household- 
ers, civic organizations, and elected officials during 1964 
and early 1965 concerning an insufficient number of 
collections in the Back Bay and South End areas of 
District IB-Boston Proper — resulted in a change on 
May 1, 1965, from a previous 5-day collection week to a 
6-day week. An amendment to the contract increased 
the weekly contract sum by $327.11 for the extra services 
rendered. 

Program 3 — Alley Cleaning 

The alley cleaning program in the South End and 
Lower Roxbury districts was continued, with a mini- 
mum amount of complaints during the year. Ap- 
proximately 5,900 tons of debris and garbage was 
removed from the alleys during 1965. 

Program 4 — Litter Baskets 

The number of sidewalk-type baskets used in the 
downtown district was reduced from ninety-seven to 
fifty, and the policy still continues to remove from ser- 
vice this type of container from the city streets. The 
large litter basket appears to be an invitation to some 
inconsiderate individuals who dispose of their household 
garbage in them as they leave the subways on their way 
to work. Fifty additional large baskets were tem- 
porarily placed in the downtown retail area to provide 
for the extra pedestrian fitter generated during the 
crowded shopping conditions prior to Christmas. Over 
900 pole-type baskets are installed throughout the city 
in locations where there are accumulations of pedestrian 
litter. 



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All baskets are emptied by the refuse collection con- 
tractors on Mondays except in the Boston Proper dis- 
trict where they are emptied on the regular collection 
da3's. A departmental night litter basket detail using 
three packer-type trucks empties every basket nightly, 
Tuesday through Saturday. This crew is under the 
supervision of an inspector who also directs the pick- 
ups of dead animals. 

A study will be made to consider an increase in pole- 
type installations during the year 1966. 

Program 5 — Market Cleaning 

Under this program the division provides two packer- 
type trucks on Fridays and Saturdays servicing push- 
cart peddlers and storekeepers in the market area in the 
vicinity of Blackstone Street, removing approximately 
2,270 tons of refuse during the year and depositing it at 
the South Bay Incinerator. 

Program 6 — Ahandoiied Vehicles 

The removal and disposal of abandoned vehicles from 
the streets and vacant lots throughout the city was a 
continuing operation. Bids were taken for a new 
contract starting April 1, 1965, and, since the first three 
bidders were not satisfactorily qualified, all bids were 
rejected, and the department negotiated with the J & L 
Iron Company, the then current contractor, to dispose 
of approximately 3,200 vehicles at a cost reduced from 
$6 to $4.95 per car, the lowest bidder's price. 

A temporary easement has been taken by the state 
for the construction of a new culvert at the rear of our 
property at Albany Street. This easement narrows the 
space available to the J & L Iron Company for the 
cutting up of derelict cars, and it was apparent that we 
should move this work to another location. Application 
to the Board of Appeal for a variance of zoning for the 
use of Calf Pasture was turned down, and the depart- 
ment, through the Commissioner, applied for use of 
state-owned land on Atkinson Street in the vicinity of 
South Bay Incinerator to continue this project. 



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Program 7 — Enforcement and Education 

The uniformed Sanitation Inspectors Section was 
brought up to full strength by the permanent appoint- 
ment of seven new inspectors. Viola'tion notices were 
served to 8,356 property owners or householders vio- 
lating sanitary laws, particularly in the manner of 
placing refuse out for collection. This resulted in house- 
holders providing hundreds of new barrels throughout 
the city and reduced appreciably the littering on streets. 
To supplement the work of the inspectors and to obtain 
the cooperation of residents, we conducted our principal 
antilitter campaign during the month of May. A new 
slogan, "Stop Littering," along with a photograph of 
one of our sanitation inspectors in uniform, was the 
basis of a new design prepared by an advertising agency 
to pubhcize our campaign. Signs were posted on the 
sides of all equipment, decals were placed on all litter 
baskets, car cards and posters were placed on MBTA 
equipment and subway stations free of charge; and 
seventy-five large billboards were contributed by the 
Donnelly Advertising Company to the campaign. The 
division is grateful to many civic organizations who 
cooperated in the cleanup of vacant lots. The division 
issued a $2,000 service order to a refuse contractor who 
placed large thirty-cubic-yard containers when and 
where directed, and then picked up the boxes after they 
were filled with debris from the lots by volunteer mem- 
bers of the civic organization. 

New legislation now permits the Commissioner of 
Public Works to designate the departmental personnel 
to be given police powers to enforce the antilitter statutes 
and ordinances. Through the courtesy of the Boston 
Police Department fifteen sanitation inspectors were 
given the necessary training required in this work; and 
during the year 1966 these men will be sworn in by 
the Police Commissioner as "Special Police." 

Disposal Section 

Program 8 — South Bay Incinerator 

The South Bay incinerator received and disposed of a 
total of 151,890 tons of refuse during the year. 



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Maintenance work performed under contract is listed 
below as follows: 

(1) Grates renewed and repaired in No. 4 furnace. 

(2) Miscellaneous welding and piping throughout the plant. 

(3) Renewed shafts on hydraulic rams. 

(4) Brake shoes replaced on cranes. 

(5) Repairs to charging gates and water cooled damper. 

(6) Refractory repairs were relatively minor and far under 
our estimate for the year; however, it is predicted that 
our luck in this respect in 1965 will not continue very 
far into 1966, and before the close of 1965 refractory 
work on No. 1 furnace was scheduled to begin. 

Plant personnel continued making most of the minor 
routine emergency maintenance on grates, hydraulic 
lines, machinery, cranes, and electrical repairs, etc. 

Changes in relay operations recommended by West- 
inghouse engineers apparently reduced greatly the 
epidemic of burnouts of crane motors, and only one 
motor broke down which required rewinding. 

Steam was transmitted to the Boston City Hospital 
from January through the month of March, but major 
alterations to the hospital boiler room required the shut 
down of this operation. No further steam was trans- 
mitted during the remainder of the year, 

A contract was awarded for the installation of a new 
ventilating system resulting in improving greatly the 
condition of the air at the plant. 

The incinerator residue continues to be transported 
by a private trucking contractor to the Gardner Street 
dump where it is being utilized in the initial cover of the 
refuse. 

Program 9 — Gardner Street Du7np 

A total of 97,144 tons of rubbish was received and 
disposed of at the dump during the year. 

Starting in July and continuing throughout the year, 
the dump was operated as a sanitary land fill. The 
demands and recommendations of the State Department 
of Public Health was thus put into effect, and our 
method of operation has received their approval. Cover 
material at the site is very limited and, therefore, a con- 
tract for supplying run of the ban,k gravel was awarded 



22 City Document No. 18 

by the purchasing agent to Sylvester A. Ray. It is 
estimated that this operation will increase costs by over 
$100,000 annually, but the resulting reductions in fires, 
and rodent and vermin nuisances, should result in better 
relations between the West Roxbury residents and the 
department. 

Bids were taken on the new proposed metal garage 
and office building in November, and award was made 
to Brooks Skinner Steel Building Company. The 
building will be erected on a reinforced concrete slab 
laid on the roof of the old filter beds. Departmental 
personnel constructed this slab at a savings to the city. 

Judging by the present rate of dumping, Gardner 
Street has only a few years of hfe; therefore immediate 
action on the construction of a second incinerator is 
recommended, or the city will find itself without a refuse 
disposal facility. 

Program 10 — Saugus Dump Rental 

Prior to April 1, 1965, the department offered the 
M. DeMatteo Construction Company, the owner and 
operator of the Saugus dump, a renewal of their contract 
to accept the refuse from the East Boston District on 
the same terms and conditions of their previous contract. 
An excessively high increase of $29,600 was demanded 
by the DeMatteo Construction firm for a renewal, and 
continuous negotiations through June 12, 1965, failed 
to reach agreement between the operators of the dump 
and the city. On Monday, June 14, 1965, refuse col- 
lection trucks were turned away from the Saugus dump, 
and the burnable refuse from East Boston was taken to 
South Bay incinerator and nonburnables were hauled to 
Gardner Street dump. Since the incinerator could not 
handle this additional load, it was necessary to divert 
at least two days' refuse collection per week in the 
Dorchester (South) district to the Gardner Street dump. 

On July 16, 1965, negotiations were resumed and a 
contract was signed for the period of one year at the 
price of $3,500 per month. The division then re- 
sumed dumping the East Boston refuse at Saugus. 



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Personnel In-Service Training Program 

During the year 1965, the Division Engineer and 
section heads took a 15-week course entitled "The 
Human Side of Managing." The head administrative 
clerk took a course in "Personnel ]\Ianagement" ; and the 
clerical force took various courses, namely, tj^ping, 
shorthand, and secretarial. 

Snow Removal 

The Snow Emergency Center finished its fourth 
season of operation at the Civil Defense office located in 
the Fire Department Headquarters building in the 
spring of 1965 under the direction of Division Engineer 
and Deputy Commissioner John F. Flaherty as chair- 
man. Subsequent to the elevation of Air. Flaherty to the 
position of Commissioner of Pubhc Works, this unit was 
placed under the immediate direction of Sewer Division 
Engineer and the new Deputy Commissioner Edward 
G. A. Powers for the winter season of 1965-66. Sanitary 
Division personnel continued to be the backbone of the 
operating functions of the center. Although there were 
several sanding storms in December of 1965, no major 
snowstorms occurred during the month, and the center 
was not activated again until January of 1966. 

Sewer Division 

The Sewer Division, with 105 employees (fifteen less 
than the 120 employees in the 1965 quota), is divided 
into three sections, viz.. Administrative, Maintenance, 
and Construction, under the direction of a Division 
Engineer. 

The Administrative Section consists of the Division 
Engineer and a clerical force of three employees. This 
section is responsible for preparing budgetary requests; 
maintenance of time records of employees; presenting 
receiving notices and warrants for service orders and 
purchase requirements to the Central Office of the 
department for processing; all correspondence received 
in and emanating from the division; processing of esti- 
mates for payment on contract work; keeping records 



24 City Document No. 18 

pertaining to the Sewerage Works Loan Account; and 
furnishing information relative to department poUcy as 
determined by directives, orders, and ordinances. 

The Maintenance Section, numbering eighty-six em- 
ployees, under the direction of an Associate Engineer, is 
charged with cleaning sewers and sewer appurtenances; 
answering and investigating complaints; maintaining 
and repairing sewers; inspecting the laying of drains; 
operation of pumping stations and disposal plant; 
recording complaints ; recording sewer inspections ; keep- 
ing record plans of the entire sewerage system; and 
furnishing information to the pubHc. 

The Construction Section, numbering fifteen em- 
ployees, under the direction of an Associate Engineer is 
responsible for the entire building operations of sewerage 
works under contracts, from the field layouts through the 
final inspections, and furnishing record plans of work for 
the sectional plans maintained by the Maintenance 
Section. 

New equipment acquired by this division in 1965 
consisted of two 3-inch Homehte pumps; one Meyers 
sewer cleaning machine; and four 1961 dump trucks 
assigned to the Sewer Division from the Highway 
Division. 

The division constructed 21,937 hnear feet of sewers 
and surface drains by contract and day labor in 1965, 
and 2,613 linear feet were constructed by private parties 
under release agreements, plus 16,509 linear feet in 
urban renewal areas for a grand total of 41,059 Hnear 
feet, or 7.71 miles. The division received and investi- 
gated 3,390 complaints; freed and/or repaired 1,033 
catch basins, repaired twenty-three sewers ; cleaned 2.42 
miles of sewers; inspected 557 drain construction or 
repairs; reported on 5,671 municipal liens; and inspected 
the seaHng of 340 drains from demolished buildings. 

Comprehensive Program of Sewerage Revitalization 

Under date of February 10, 1965, the department 
reported to the City Council, through his Honor the 
Mayor, on the effect the Metropolitan District Commis- 
sion's Deer Island sewage treatment plant will have on 



Public Works Departivient 25 

the present sewerage system, and more particularly 
what steps were being taken to modernize the sewerage 
system in the City of Boston. That body was apprised 
at that time of the stark reahty that the Boston main 
drainage system was obsolete, and portions of the 
sj^stem were in imminent danger of collapse. To rebuild 
the entire system was thought to cost sums varying 
from $200,000,000 to $250,000,000. That report sug- 
gested that an engineering examination of the system 
would show that large portions of the system could be 
repaired or revitahzed more cheaply than rebuilding. 
A ten- or twenty-year construction program will prob- 
ably be required to fully accomplish the revitalization 
program. 

At a meeting of the City Council held on July 26, 
1965, a resolution was passed authorizing the Mayor to 
apply to the federal government for an interest free 
loan in the sum of $240,000, under Public Law 560, 83rd 
Congress, as amended. 

Under date of July 29, 1965, your Honor formally 
applied for a planning advance from the Housing and 
Home Finance Agency in the amount of $240,000, as 
an interest free loan. 

The three problem areas set forth in the application 
were: Area I. The Boston main interceptor within 
this area is of eight to ten feet diameter and is in need 
of major repairs or replacement throughout its entire 
length of 10,000 hnear feet. This sewer was constructed 
between 1879 and 1883. It was laid in a marsh, part of 
which is now Massachusetts Avenue, with beds of 
marsh mud extending 20 to 86 feet in depth. A |-mile 
section consists of a wooden shell of 4-inch spruce planks 
spiked together and lined with 4-inch brick or concrete 
masonry. The interceptor is as much as 36 feet below 
the ground surface. 

There were two serious collapses within the last 
three years which involved hundreds of thousands of 
dollars in repair costs. The structure is in poor con- 
dition, and total collapse may result in closing Boston 
Harbor to shell fishing and recreational use. Area II. 
Within this area the east side interceptor (14,000 feet 



26 City Document No. 18 

in length) becomes overloaded, and replacement or re- 
lief is needed. This interceptor, constructed wholly 
on the combined system of drainage discharges, mingled 
sewage and storm water in Fort Point Channel and the 
inner harbor in minor rainfalls. Area III. This area is 
on the southerly side of South Boston extending from 
Castle Island to the Dorchester line. The shores are 
utihzed for bathing beaches, serving as many as 1,500,000 
persons on a single summer day. The locus is ideal for 
small craft boating. The South Boston interceptor, 
designed and operated on the combined system of 
drainage, is laid just inland from the beaches, and seven 
sewer overflows discharge mingled sewage and storm 
water into the bathing water during storms of minor 
intensity. It now appears possible to correct this in- 
tolerable condition by the construction of a marginal 
conduit with a pumping station with discharge into deep 
water. 

It is anticipated that the application will receive 
favorable consideration early in 1966. 

Water Division 

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

The Construction Section furnished the engineering 
and inspection force supervising the laying and relaying 
of 3.88 miles of water pipes varying in size from 4 inches 
to 12 inches in diameter. One hundred and seventeen 
new hydrants were installed, ninety-seven hydrants 
changed, and sixty-nine hydrants abandoned, making a 
net increase of forty-eight hydrants. 

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



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Area Yards 

Area No. 1, 710 Albany Street, Boston, services Charles- 
town, City Proper, East Boston, and Roxbury. 

Area No. 2, 327 Forest Hills Street, Jamaica Plain, services 
Jamaica Plain, Brighton, West Roxbury, and Hyde Park. 

Area No. 3, 160 Hancock Street, Dorchester, services 
Dorchester and South Boston. 

These yards are responsible for the repair and main- 
tenance of main pipes, service and fire pipes, hj'drants, 
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 backfilHng to allow Water Division 
employees to repair leaks, lay or relay water services, 
change hydrants, and repair or replace defective ap- 
purtenances. This contractual work was performed in a 
satisfactory manner and is of value in providing service 
to the pubHc. 

Revenue Section 

The processing of all functions in relation to the 
revenue from water supply and service is the responsi- 
bihty of this office. These functions include the pro- 
cessing of apphcations for new services and fire pipes, 
the reading of 95,000 meters quarterly and /or semi- 
annually, requesting the testing, installation, or removal 
of meters, and the handling of complaints or inquiries 
concerning charges rendered for water and sewer use 
charges. Revenue collected by the Water Division in 
1965 amounted to $9,285,064.14. 

The Water Division's Business Office processes and 
resolves all petitions for abatement, including those 
petitions for abatement of the sewer use charge, when 
said charge is directly related to water consumption. 
Sewer use charge petitions, when of a technical nature, 
are resolved by the Sewer Division. 

The Metropolitan District Commission's water as- 
sessment for 1965 amounted to $5,252,777.04 for 
43,775,142,000 gallons at a rate of $120 per million 
gallons. 



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The Water Division is a distribution system supply- 
ing potable water for domestic and commercial use and 
the extinguishment of fires. Its source of supply is from 
the Metropolitan District Commission, which agency 
maintains reservoirs in the valley of the Swift River 
known as Quabbin Reservoir with a capacity of 415,000,- 
000,000 gallons; Wachusetts Reservoir in the valley 
of the South Nashua River at Clinton with a capacity 
of 67,000,000,000 gallons; and the Old Sudbury Reser- 
voir in the valley of the North Sudbury River as a 
standby in case of emergency. It is felt that a safe 
yield from the watershed of these three sources is 
330,000,000 gallons per day. The present daily demand 
on the M.D.C. is 96,000,000 gallons per day. 

The Drought 

During the extended drought of the past several years 
the water users of the metropolitan water districts had 
continued normal w-ater use, secure in the knowledge 
of the tremendous volume of water stored in the reser- 
voirs. This complacency of the public was not shared 
by water supply engineers. In 1962 the engineering 
report to the M.D.C. Study Commission (Senate 760) 
stated: "There is a need to strengthen the distribution 
system in the metropolitan district. While the average 
daily consumption of water is below the safe yield of the 
present sources of supply, the capacity of parts of the 
distribution system is not adequate to meet the needs of 
the district, especially during periods of high demand 
caused by high temperatures or extended drought." 

On August 10, 1965, the Department of Public Health 
declared that an emergency existed, and that restric- 
tions be imposed by the local communities. On August 
11, 1965, the MiD.C. advised the city of the situation 
and recommended member communities ban the use of 
water for lawn sprinkling, washing of motor vehicles, 
unrecirculating air conditioning equipment, swimming 
pools, bathing pools and fountains. On August 12, 
1965, I formally declared a ban on such uses, and in- 
formed the water users by advertisements in all the 
Boston papers. The public response and compliance 



Public Works Department 29 

with the ban was remarkable. In no instance was it 
necessary to invoke the drastic powers granted the 
Commissioner during times of emergency. 

Although the effects of the drought was felt in Boston, 
in isolated instances, by drops in pressure, these com- 
plaints were not general. They were, however, straws 
in the wind. It is doubtful if adequate quantities of 
water are available in certain sections of the city to 
extinguish a fire of major proportions. To alleviate the 
potentiality, the department let two contracts to 
cement-line water mains to strengthen water supply in 
key areas. The first contract called for the cleaning and 
cement-lining of water mains in West Roxbury district. 
The scope involved 1,010 linear feet of 12-inch cast- 
iron pipe; 12,000 linear feet of 16-inch cast-iron pipe; 
4,850 linear feet of 20-inch cast-iron pipe; and 12,850 
linear feet of 24-inch cast-iron pipe at a contract price of 
$135,559.50. The second contract called for the same 
type of work in the Roxbury District. The scope in- 
volved 6,200 linear feet of 12-inch cast-iron pipe and 
3,390 linear feet of 6-inch cast-iron pipe at a contract 
price of 186,200.50. 

Of equal importance is the same type of work to 
strengthen the Roxbury, South Boston supply by clean- 
ing and cement-lining the 24-inch and 30-inch mains 
from Roxbury Crossing to Andrew Square. 

Comprehensive Water Distribution Survey 

Recognizing the potential hazards from insufficient 
supply of water in times of serious conflagrations, 
your Honor introduced a resolution in the City Council 
authorizing you to apply to the Housing and Home 
Finance Agency for an interest free loan for a complete 
evaluation of the requirements of the Boston water 
system. This resolution was passed on July 26, 1965, 
and approved on July 29, 1965, and formal application 
was made in the amount of $175,000 on the same day. 
It is expected that favorable consideration will be made 
early in 1966. Upon completion of this study a long- 
range program of rehabilitation can be scientifically 
formulated. 



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Fiscal 



The cost of operating the Public Works Department 
for the year 1965 amounted to $28,772,789, of which 
$5,364,088.56 was for Metropolitan Water Assessment 
and a total Metropohtan Sewer Assessment of $1,822,- 
287.79, of which $101,426.28 was for a 1964 under- 
estimate. Snow Removal expenses amounted to 
$803,980 and produced a net deficit of $359,732. The 
amount of money available in the Sidewalk Loan on 
January 1, 1965, was $758,750; $33,135 was expended 
and $79,109 in unliquidated encumbrances, with 
$646,506 available in 1966. The amount of money 
available in the Bridge Loan on January 1, 1965, was 
$1,929,520, with expenditures of $203,669 and $60,438 
in unUquidated encumbrances, with $1,665,413 avail- 
able in 1966. The amount of money available in the 
Sewerage Loan on January 1, 1965, amounted to 
$1,699,562, to which was added $16,052 as revenue re- 
ceived. Expenditures amounted to $698,171 and 
$418,679 in unliquidated encumbrances, with $598,764 
available in 1966. The amount of money available in 
the Public Ways Loan on January 1, 1965, was $2,829,- 
015. A 1965 appropriation of $2,000,000 plus revenue 
received of $443,893 made the amount available $5,272,- 
908. Expenditures amounted to $2,860,088 and 
$2,192,131 in unliquidated encumbrances, with $220,- 
689 available in 1966. Funds available from Accel- 
erated Highway Funds are as follows: Chapter 782 of 
1962, amount available on January 1, 1965, amounted 
to $216,796. Expenditures amounted to $179,470 with 
$34,140 unliquidated encumbrances, with $3,186 avail- 
able in 1966. Chapter 822 of 1963, amount available 
on January 1, 1965, amounted to $648,541. Expendi- 
tures amounted to $561,960 with unliquidated en- 
cumbrances of $52,928, with $33,653 available in 1966. 
Chapter 679 of 1965, amount available $2,280,208 ip 
1965, amount available on January 1, 1966, amounted 
to $2,280,208. 



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The two revenue divisions' accounts are as follows: 

Water Division 

Balance from 1964 . $825,078 60 

Receipts . . . 9,285,064 14 

Total $10,110,142 74 

Expenditures 9,206,904 09 

$903,238 65 
Transfer of 1964 surplus to redemption of 

debt 579,240 76 

$323,997 89 
Carried forward to Water Ser\ice Appro- 
priations 277,376 60 

Surplus $46,621 29 



Sewer Division 

Balance from 1964 $12,041 50 

Receipts 3,266,252 39 

$3,278,293 89 
Expenditures 3,721,933 78 

Deficit $443,639 89 

Appended hereto is the report submitted by the 
Public Improvement Commission and statistical data 
relative to the activities of the various divisions of the 
Pubhc Works Department for the year 1965. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John F. Flaherty, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



32 City Document No. 18 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION 

January 3, 1966. 

Hon. John F. Collins, 

Mayor of Boston. 
Through the Commissioner of Public Works. 
Dear Mr. Mayor: 

In accordance with the provisions of Section 36^ 
Chapter 21, of the Revised City Ordinances of 1961, the 
following report of the Pubhc Improvement Commis- 
sion for the year ending December 31, 1965, is respect- 
fully submitted. 

Street Program 

During the period covered by this report 251 highway 
improvements were ordered by the Public Improvement 
Commission including the laying out of thirty-one new 
highways, the layout without construction of one new 
highway, the construction of one new highway, the 
installation of artificial stone sidewalks to replace 
bituminous concrete sidewalks in thirty-three new 
sidewalks, the widening and relocation of forty-seven 
pubHc ways, the making of specific repairs in ninety- 
eight existing streets, the discontinuance of thirty-eight 
streets, the taking of an easement for sloping purposes 
in one street, and the discontinuance of a slope easement 
in one street. 

Layouts With Construction 

The following streets were ordered laid out and 
constructed as public ways during the year 1965: 

Allstate road, Dorchester, from Massachusetts avenue 
approximately 184 feet northeasterly. Length, 184 feet. 

Belle avenue, West Roxbury, from Baker street to Northdale 
road. Length, 865 feet. Estimated cost, $28,504. Estimated 
benefit, $14,252. 

Castle court, Boston Proper, from Dover street to Emerald 
court. Length, 434 feet. 



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Charles street footway, Dorchester, from Charles street to 
Toledo terrace. Length, 318 feet. 

Copenger street, Roxbury, from Parker Hill avenue ap- 
proximately 195 feet westerly. Length, 195 feet. Estimated 
cost, $6,864. Estimated benefit, $3,432. 

Cromwell road. Hyde Park, from Huntington avenue ap- 
proximatel}-- 260 feet westerly. Length, 260 feet. Estimated 
cost, $7,707. Estimated benefit, $3,853.02. 

Dabney street, Roxbury, from Fountain street to Regent 
street. Length, 707 feet. 

Emerald court, Boston Proper, from Shawmut avenue ap- 
proximately 350 feet westerly, northerly, and westerly. Length, 
350 feet. 

Fenno street, Roxbury, from Walnut avenue approximately 
200 feet easterly. Length, 200 feet. 

Hansford street, Roxbury, from Warren street approxi- 
mately 155 feet westerly. Length, 155 feet. 

Holworthy street, Roxbury, between Hollander street and 
Hoh^orthy street. Length, 240 feet. 

Kensington park, Roxbury, from a point approximately 
220 feet south of Rockland street approximately 440 feet 
northerly. Length, 440 feet. 

Langley road, Brighton, from Washington street approxi- 
mately 670 feet northwesterly. Length, 670 feet. Estimated 
cost, $34,391. Estimated benefit, $17,195.50. 

Maplewood street, West Roxbury, from Sparrow street to 
65 feet beyond Searle road. Length, 698 feet. Estimated 
cost, $23,414. Estimated benefit, $11,707. 

Maria lane. West Roxbury, from Roslindale avenue ap- 
proximately 430 feet southeasterly and southwesterly. Length, 
430 feet. Estimated cost, $15,137. Estimated benefit, $8,686. 

Marksdale street, Roxbury, from Harrishof street to Town- 
send street. Length, 241 feet. 

Millicent way, Boston Proper, a public footway from Dover 
street northerly, westerly, and easterly to Shawmut avenue. 
Length, 738 feet. 

New Chardon street, Boston Proper, from Cambridge street 
to Merrimac street. Length, 985 feet. 

New Congress street, Boston Proper, from Sudbury street 
approximately 970 feet southerly. Length, 970 feet. 

Newsome park, West Roxbury, from Eliot street approxi- 
mately 265 feet northeasterly. Length, 265 feet. Estimated 
cost, $7,517. Estimated benefit, $3,758.50. 

Paul place, Boston Proper, from Shawmut avenue westerly 
and northerly to Herald street. Length, 507 feet. 

Pleasant street, Hyde Park, from Vose avenue to Metro- 
politan avenue. Length, 256 feet. Estimated cost, $8,882. 
Estimated benefit, $4,441. 



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Pleasant Valley circle, West Roxbury, from West Roxbury 
Parkway approximately 390 feet southeasterly. Length, 390 
feet. Estimated cost, $21,850. Estimated benefit, $10,925. 

Ralston road, Hyde Park, from Taunton avenue to Ralwood 
road. Length, 365 feet. Estimated cost, $12,562. Estimated 
benefit, $6,281. 

St. Richard street, Roxbury, from Walnut avenue approxi- 
mately 360 feet easterly. Length, 360 feet. 

St. Theresa avenue. West Roxbury, from Maple wood street 
to Crockers Lane. Length, 298 feet. Estimated cost, $12,266. 
Estimated benefit, $6,133. 

Salman street. West Roxbury, from Grossman avenue to 
Stimson street. Length, 487 feet. Estimated cost, $20,109.20. 
Estimated benefit, $10,054.60. 

Slocum road. West Roxbury, from a point approximately 
250 feet northeast of Surreyhill lane approximately 480 feet 
southeasterly. Length, 480 feet. Estimated cost, $19,188. 
Estimated benefit, $9,594. 

Stone terrace, Dorchester, from Gallivan Boulevard ap- 
proximately 200 feet southerly. Length, 200 feet. Estimated 
cost, $7,090. Estimated benefit, $3,545. 

Village court, Boston Proper, from Dover street approxi- 
mately 350 feet northeasterly. Length, 350 feet. 

Washington Park Boulevard, Roxbury, from Humboldt 
avenue to a point approximately 120 feet west of Walnut 
avenue. Length, 662 feet. 

WiDENINGS AND RELOCATIONS 

Academy Hill road, Brighton, at the easterly corner of 
Parkland street and the southerly corner of Chestnut Hill 
avenue. 

Allston street, Charlestown, at the northwesterly corner of 
Medford street. 

Bakersfield street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly corner of 
Stoughton street and the southwesterly corner of Annapolis 
street. 

Bennett street, Brighton, at the northwesterly and south- 
westerly corners of Parsons street. 

Binney street, Roxbury, at the northwesterly corner of 
Peabody street and the southeasterly corner of Children's Way. 

C street, South Boston, at the southeasterly corner of West 
First street. 

Circuit street, Roxbury, from Fountain street to Walnut 
avenue. 

Clark street, Boston Proper, on the northeasterly side, from a 
point approximately 80 feet northeast of Hanover street ap- 
proximately 52 feet northeasterly. 

Clayton street, Dorchester, at the southwesterly corner of 
Fenton street; the southwesterly corner of Granger street; and 
the southerly corner of Leonard street. 



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Congress street, Boston Proper, at the northwesterly corner 
of Frankhn street. 

Cufflin street, Brighton, at the northerly corner of Ricker 
terrace and the southerly corner of Tremont street. 

Curtis street, East Boston, at the easterly corner of Saratoga 
street. 

Dacia street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly corner of 
Quincy street, and northeasterly corner of Wayland street. 

Dale street, Roxbury, from Warren street approximately 
100 feet ^^•est of Sherman street. 

East Third street, South Boston, at the northeasterly 
corners of L street and N street; the north^vesterly corner of 
M street; and the southvresterly corner of M street. 

Fanueil street, Brighton, on the southerly side, bet\\een 
Fairbanks street and Beechcroft street. 

Forest Hills street. West Roxbury, on the southerly side, 
from the Arborway to Cemetery road. 

Glenway street, Dorchester, at the northerly corner of Erie 
street; the easterly corners of Erie street and Harlem street; the 
northeasterly corners of York street and Roxton street; the 
southeasterly corners of May brook street and Brenton street; 
and the southerly corner of Page street. 

Halifax street. West Roxbury, at the northeasterly, north- 
westerly, southeasterly, and southwesterly corners of Ashcroft 
street. 

Hanover street, Boston Proper, on the southwesterly side, 
from Clark street approximately 80 feet southwesterly. 

Haverhill street, Boston Proper, on the southwesterly side, 
from a point approximately 40 feet southwest of Causeway 
street approximately 90 feet south\\-esterly. 

Hillside street, Roxbury, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Frawley street; the northeasterly and 
northwesterly corners of Oswald street; the northeasterly, 
nortlwesterly, and southwesterly corners of Calumet street; 
and the northeasterly and northwesterly corners of Cherokee 
street. 

Humphreys place, Dorchester, at the northerly corner of 
Humphreys street. 

Magnoha street, Dorchester, at the northerly corner of North 
Woodford street; the northerly and westerly corners of Robin- 
hood street; the northerly and westerly corners of Lingard 
street; and the northerly and westerly corners of Magnolia 
place. 

Merrimac street, Boston Proper, from Sudbury street to 
Portland street. 

Mt. Hope street, West Roxbury, at the northerly corner of 
Canterbury street. 

Myrtle street, West Roxbury, on the easterly side, approxi- 
mately 350 feet south of Pond street, and at the southerly 
corner of Pond street. 



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Porter street, East Boston, at the northerly corner of Ben- 
nington street. 

Ramsey street, Dorchester, at the southerly corner of 
Hamlet street. 

Rockland street, Roxbury, from Walnut avenue approxi- 
mately 20 feet east of Sherman street. 

Rockview street, West Roxbury, at the westerly corner of 
St. John street; the northerly corner of Robin wood avenue; 
and the westerly and southerly corners of Spring Park avenue. 

Saunders street, Brighton, at the easterly corner of Cam- 
bridge street. 

Shawmut avenue, Boston Proper, on the westerly side, from 
Dover street to Herald street. 

Shawsheen road. East Boston, at the southwesterly corner of 
Saratoga street. 

Sherman street, Roxbury, from Rockland street to Dale 
street. 

Sudbury street, Boston Proper, from a point approximately 
290 feet southwest of Blackstone street to Blackstone street. 

Sullivan street, Charlestown, at the northerly corner of 
High street and the southerly corner of Russell street. 

Surface road, Boston Proper, at the northeasterly corner of 
Arlington street. 

Surrey street, Brighton, at the northerly, southerly, easterly, 
and westerly corners of Leicester street and the northeasterly, 
northwesterly, and southwesterly corners of Parsons street. 

Teragram street, East Boston, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Saratoga street. 

Tremont street, Boston Proper, on the southeasterly side, 
from Dover street to Herald street. 

Walnut avenue, Roxbury, from St. Richard street to Warren 
street and from St. Richard street to Rockland street. 

Warren street, Roxbury, between Dale street and Hazelwood 
street and from Dale street to Walnut avenue. 

Washington street, Dorchester, on the easterly side, from 
Eldon street approximately 130 feet northwesterly. 

Willis street, Dorchester, at the easterly corner of Dawes 
street and the northerly and easterly corners of Chase street. 

Specific Repairs 

Academy Hill road, Brighton, at the westerly corner of 
Chestnut Hill avenue; the northerly and westerly corners of 
Mt. Vernon street; the southeasterly corner of Washington 
street; and the southerly corner of Parkland street. 

Allston street, Charlestown, at the northeasterly corner of 
Medford street. 

Bakersfield street, Dorchester, at the easterly corner of Willis 
street and the southerly corner of Hinckley street. 

Beacham street, Charlestown, at the northeasterly corner of 
West street and the southeasterly corner of Main street. 



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Beacon street, Boston Proper, at the intersection of Charles 
street. 

Belvidere street, Boston Proper, at the northeasterly and 
northwesterly corners of St. Cecilia street; the southwesterly 
corner of Dalton street; and at the intersection of Huntington 
avenue. 

Bennett street, Brighton, at the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corners of South Hobart street. 

Bennington street, East Boston, at the intersection of 
Neptune road. 

Binney street, Roxbury, at the northeasterly corner of 
Deaconess road. 

Bowdoin street, Percival street, and Quincy street, Dor- 
chester, at their intersection. 

Branch street, Boston Proper, at the northeasterly corner of 
Charles street. 

Branch street, Boston Proper, at the northerly corner of 
Charles street. 

Brayton road, Brighton, at the easterly and westerly corners 
of Brayton terrace and Ryder Hill road. 

Breed street. East Boston, at the southeasterly corner of 
Bennington street. 

Brooks street, East Boston, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Bremen street; the northerly, easterly, and 
southerly corners of Chelsea street; easterly, southerly, and 
westerly corners of Morris street; northerly, southerly, and 
westerly corners of Paris street ; northerly corner of Bennington 
street; northerly, southerly, easterly, and westerly corners of 
Saratoga street, Princeton street, and Eutaw street; north- 
erly corner of Lexington street; easterly, southerly, and west- 
erly corners of Tremont street; westerly corner of Monmouth 
street; northwesterly, northeasterly, and southwesterly corners 
of White street; northwesterly and southwesterly corners of 
West Eagle street; northeasterly, southeasterly, northwesterly, 
and southwesterly corners of Falcon street; and the north- 
easterly and northwesterly corners of Condor street. 

Brooks street, East Boston, on the easterly side, at a bend 
40 feet south of White street. 

Brunswick street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly and 
northeasterly corners of Columbia road. 

C street. South Boston, at the southwesterly corner of West 
First street ; southwesterly corner of Cypher street ; southwest- 
erly and northwesterly corners of Louis street; northeasterh' 
and southeasterly corners of Claflin street; and southeasterly 
and southwesterly corners of Fargo street. 

Cambridge street, Brighton, at the northeasterly corners of 
Emery road and Denby road. 

Cedar street, Charlestown, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of High street and the northeasterly and 
southeasterly corners of Laurel street. 



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Charter street, Boston Proper, at the southeasterly corner of 
Unity street; northeasterly and northwesterly corners of 
Henchman street; northeasterly and northwesterly corners of 
Foster street; northeasterly and northwesterly corners of 
Copp's Hill terrace ; and at the southeasterly and southwesterly 
corners of Snow Hill street. 

Clayton street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly corner of 
Fenton street and the northerly corner of Leonard street. 

Clifford street, Roxbury, at the southeasterly corner of Blue 
Hill avenue. 

Commonwealth avenue, Brighton, at the intersection of 
Beacon and Raleigh streets and at the intersection of Pleasant 
and Gaffney streets. 

Cooper street, Boston Proper, at the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corners of Washington Street North ; southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Stillman place; northeasterly and 
southeasterly corners and southwesterly and northwesterly 
corners of North Margin street; and north \\esterly and south- 
westerly corners of Salem street. 

Cottage street. East Boston, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Sumner street and southeasterly and south- 
Avesterly corners of Webster street. 

CufRin street, Brighton, at the southerly corner of Ricker 
terrace and the westerly corner of Tremont street. 

Curtis street. East Boston, at the northwesterly corner of 
Chaucer street; northerly, southerly, and Avesterly corners of 
Saratoga street; and southeasterly and southwesterly corners 
of Bennington street. 

Dacia street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly and south- 
westerly corners of Dove street; the southeasterly corner of 
Wayland street; the southeasterly and southwesterly corners 
of Woodcliff street; and the northeast corner of Quincy street. 

Dalton street, Boston Proper, at the northeasterly corner of 
Dalton street at Belvidere street. 

Decatur street. East Boston, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of London street; northerly, easterly, and 
southerly corners of Liverpool street; and northeasterly and 
northwesterly corners of Border street. 

Dickens street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corners of Adams street. 

Dorchester a^-enue, Dorchester, from a point approximately 
420 feet south of Adams street to Gallivan Boulevard. 

Dresden street, West Roxbury, at the northwesterly corner 
of Boylston street. 

East Broadway, South Boston, from M street to Farragut 
road, at the following locations: four corners of M street; four 
corners of street; lour corners of P street; north ^^■esterly 



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corner of Farragut road; and southwesterly corner of Farragut 
road. 

East Third street, South Boston, at the southwesterly corner 
of L street; southeasterly corner of N street; four corners of 
O street ; four corners of P street ; and northwesterly and south- 
westerly corners of Farragut road. 

Edgewood street, Roxbury, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Southwood street and northerly and south- 
erly corners of Blue Hill avenue. 

Endicott street, Boston Proper, at the northerly corner of 
La Fayette avenue; southerly corner of North Margin street; 
northerly and easterly corners of Stillman street ; and northerly 
and easterly corners of Morton street. 

Ernst street, Roxbury, at the northeasterly corner of Bragdon 
street. 

Faneuil street, Brighton, at the westerly corner of Adair 
road ; both corners of Montfern avenue ; westerly corner of Oak 
Square aA^enue; easterl}'- corner of Dunboy street; both corners 
of Brook street; easterly corner of Fairbanks street; both 
corners of Turner street; both corners of Beechcroft street; 
northerly corner of Both well road; both corners of Madeline 
street; southerly corner of Parsons street, between Brackett 
street and Montfern avenue; fi-om Montfern avenue approxi- 
mately 80 feet easterly; from Dunboy street approximately 
240 feet easterly; from Hobson street approximately 400 feet 
easterly (northerly side) ; between Arlington street and Harriet 
street on the southerly side; between Both^Aell road and New- 
castle road on the northerly side; from Madeline street ap- 
proximately 130 feet westerly on the southerly side; and be- 
tween Madeline street and Parsons street on the southerly 
side; and at Arlington street. 

Fleet street, Boston Proper, at the southerly corner of 
Hano^'er street; the southerly and westerly corners of Garden 
Court street; and the southerly corner of Moon street. 

Frankfort street, East Boston, on the northerly side, at a 
bend 150 feet southwest of Neptune road. 

Gardner street, Roxbury, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Centre street. 

Glenway street, Dorchester, at the easterly corner of Old 
road; the southerly corner of Drummond street; the south- 
erly and westerly corners of Fowler street; the southwesterly 
corner of Bradshaw street; and the northeasterly corner of 
Maybrook street. 

Green street, Charlestovrn, at the northwesterly corner of 
Bunker Hill street and the southwesterly corner of High street. 

Half Moon street, Dorchester, at the southwesterly corner of 
Magnolia street. 

Halleck street, Roxbury, at the northerly corner of Station 
street and the northeasterly and northwesterly corners of 
Prentiss street. 



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Hancock street, Charlestown, at the southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Green street and the northeasterly 
and northwesterly corners of Elm street. 

Hanover avenue, Boston Proper, at the southeasterly and 
northeasterly corners of Hanover street. 

Harris street, Boston Proper, at the northwesterly and 
southwesterly corners of Hanover street. 

Harvard avenue, Brighton, at the northeasterly and south- 
easterly corners of Glenville terrace and the northwesterly and 
southwesterly corners of Harvard terrace. 

Hillside street, Roxbury, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Sunset street; southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Eldora street; southwesterly and south- 
easterly corners of Wait street; northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Darling street; north^^■esterly and south- 
easterly corners of Sachem street; northwesterly corner of 
Pontiac street; and southeasterly corner of Parker street. 

Humphreys place, Dorchester, at the southerly corner of 
Humphreys place. 

L street, South Boston, from East Fourth street to Columbia 
road, on the westerly side, between East Fourth street and 
Emerson street. 

L street. South Boston, at the southwesterly corner of East 
Fourth street; four corners of East Fifth street; four corners 
of East Sixth street; four corners of East Seventh street; four 
corners of East Eighth street; and four corners of Marine road. 

Lawnwood place, Charlestown, at the southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Main street. 

Ludlow street, Charlestown, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Mead street and the southeasterly and 
southwesterly corners of Eden street. 

Magnolia street, Dorchester, at the westerly corner of Dudley 
street; northerly and southerly corners of Lebanon street; 
northerly and southerly corners of Oleander street; northerly 
and southerly corners of Chamblet street; northerly and south- 
erly corners of Magnolia square; northerly corner of Emrose 
terrace; northerly and southerly corners of Way land street 
(North) ; northerly and southerly corners of Wayland street 
(South); southeasterly corner of Bird street; northwesterly 
and easterlj^ corners of Quincy street; and southerly corner of 
South Woodford street. 

Margaret street, Boston Proper, at the southwesterly corner 
of Sheafe street, and at the northwesterly and southwesterly 
corners of Cleveland place. 

Maverick street, East Boston, at the northerly, easterly, 
southerly, and \^■esterly corners of Havre street; northeasterly 
and northwesterly corners of London street; northeasterly 
and northwesterly corners of Liverpool street; and north- 
easterly and northwesterly corners of Border street. 



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Moon street, Boston Proper, at the southeasterly corner of 
Sun Court street and southeasterly and south \vesterly corners 
of Lewis street. 

Murdock street, Brighton, at the easterly corner of Cam- 
bridge street and the northerly, easterly, southerly, and 
westerly corners of Sparhawk street. 

Myrtle street, Boston Proper, on the northerly side, at a 
bend 100 feet east of Grove street. 

Myi'tle street, Boston Proper, at the northeasterly, south- 
easterly, and southwesterly corners of Anderson street; north- 
easterly corner of Gardner street; northeasterly corner of 
Irving street; northeasterly corner of South Russell street; 
northwesterly and southwesterly corners of Joy street; and the 
southwesterly corner of Hancock street. 

Myrtle street, Boston Proper, at the northeasterly, south- 
easterly, and south^^'esterly corners of Anderson street; north- 
easterly corner of Gardner street; northeasterly and northwest- 
erly corners of Irving street; northwesterly and northeasterly 
corners of South Russell street; northeasterly, southeasterly, 
northwesterly, and southwesterly corners of Joy street; and the 
southwesterly corner of Hancock street. 

Myrtle street, Boston Proper, on the northerly side, at the 
bend 100 feet east of Grove street. 

New street, East Boston, at the southeasterly and south- 
westerly corners of Sumner street and southeasterly corner of 
Maverick street. 

North Bennet street, Boston Proper, at the northerly corner 
of Hanover street and the northeasterly corner of Wiggen 
street. 

North Margin street, Boston Proper, at the northwesterly and 
northeasterly corners of Stillman street and the southeasterly 
corner of Thacher street. 

Orkney road, Brighton, at the easterly and westerly corners 
of Ayr road. 

Paris street, East Boston, at the southwesterly corner of 
Sumner street; southeasterly corner of Henry street; northeast- 
erly and southeasterly corners of Winthrop street; northwest- 
erly and southwesterly corners of Maverick street; and north- 
easterly and northwesterly corners of Meridian street. 

Parmenter street, Boston Proper, at the northerly corner of 
Hanover street. 

Pembroke street, Boston Proper, at the southwesterly corner 
of Warren avenue; northerly and easterly corners of Private 
Alley No. 526; southerly and westerly corners of Private Alley 
No. 528; and the northwesterly corner of Tremont street. 

Pembroke street, Boston Proper, at the southwesterly corner 
of Warren avenue; both corners of Alley No. 526; both corners 



42 City Document No. 18 

of Alley No. 528; and the southwesterly corner of Tremont 
street. 

Porter street, East Boston, at the southwesterly corner of 
Bremen street and the southwesterly corner of Chelsea street. 

Prince street, Boston Proper, at the southerly and easterly 
corners of Hano^'■er street. 

Ramsey street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly corner of 
Dudley street. 

Rockview street, West Roxbury, at the northerly and westerly 
corners of Parley avenue and the westerly corner of Robin- 
wood avenue. 

Rosseter street, Dorchester, at the northwesterly corner of 
Bullard street; southerly and northerly corners of Mallon 
road; northwesterly and southeasterly corners of Wilcutt 
place; both corners of Grant road; and the intersection of 
Eldon street on the northerly side. 

Salutation street, Boston Proper, at the southeasterly corner 
of Hanover street and at the northwesterly and southwesterly 
corners of Commercial street. 

Saratoga street, East Boston, at the northwesterly and south- 
westerly corners of Prescott street; northerly, easterly, south- 
erly, and westerly corners of Putnam street; and northerly, 
easterly, southAvesterly, and westerly corners of Marion street. 

Saunders street, Brighton, at the westerly corner of Cam- 
bridge street and easterly and westerly corners of North 
Beacon street. 

School street, Charlestown, at the northwesterly corner of 
Bunker Hill street and the northeasterly corner of High street. 

Seaver street, East Boston, at the southwesterly corner of 
Webster street and northwesterly corner of Sumner street. 

ShaAVsheen road. East Boston, at the southeasterly corner of 
Saratoga street. 

Sleeper street. South Boston, at the southwesterly corner of 
Congress street. 

Sullivan street, Charlestown, at the southeasterly corner of 
Main street; southerly and westerly corners of High street; 
both corners of Wesley street; both corners of Mason court; 
northerly, westerly, and easterly corners of Russell street; both 
corners of Avon place; and both corners of Wall street. 

Surrey street, Brighton, at the northerly and westerly corners 
of Market street and the southeasterly corner of Parsons street, 

Tileston street, Boston Proper, at the westerly corner of 
Hanover street. 

Trenton street, CharlestoAvn. at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Bunker Hill street. 

Tuttle stref t, Dorchester, at both corners of Hartland street. 

Tuttle street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly and north- 
westerly corners of Hartland street. 



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Walk Hill street, West Roxbury, at the northerly corner of 
Fottler road. 

West Cedar street, Boston Proper, at the northeasterly 
corner of Phillips street. 

Westbrook street, East Boston, at the northeasterly and 
northwesterly corners of Bennington street. 

White street, East Boston, at the northeasterly corner of 
Putnam street. '' 

Willis street, Dorchester, at the northeasterly corner of 
Sumner street. 

Wood avenue, Hyde Park, at intersection AA'ith Tacoma 
street and with Farrar avenue; and on the northerly side at the 
bend approximately 150 feet northeast of Noah street. 

Sidewalks 

The Public Improvement Commission ordered the 
installation of artificial stone sidewalks on the following 
streets : 

Academy Hill road, Brighton, at various locations from 
Washington street to beyond Rushmore street. 

Bakersfield street, Dorchester, between Willis street and 
St ought on street. 

Bennett street, Brighton, between Parsons street and South 
Hobart street. 

Braemore road, Brighton, between Commonwealth a^'euue 
and Chiswick road. 

Brunswick street, Dorchester, various locations from Co- 
lumbia road approximately 250 feet northwesterh'. 

C street. South Boston, at yarious locations between West 
First street and a point approximately 370 feet north of Fargo 
street. 

Claj^ton street, Dorchester, at various locations between 
Freeport street and Dickens street. 

Dresden street, West Roxbury, at various locations on the 
northwesterly side, from Spring Park a\'enue to Boylston street. 

East Third street, South Boston, at various locations from 
street to Farragut road. 

Edgewood street, Roxbury, at various locations between 
Warren street and Blue Hill avenue. 

Ernst street, Roxbury, at various locations between Bragdon 
street and West Walnut park. 

Faneuil street, Brighton, at various locations between Oak 
Square avenue and Parsons street. 

Flint street, Dorchester, at various locations from Norfolk 
street approximately 385 feet southeasterly. 

Fordham road, Brighton, at various locations from Com- 
monwealth avenue to Brighton avenue. 



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Forest Hills street, West Roxbury, from Arborway to 
Williams street. 

Frankfort street, East Boston, from Neptune road to a point 
approximately 300 feet southwesterly. 

Half Moon street, Dorchester, between Magnolia street and 
Lingard street. 

Halleck street, Roxbury, at various locations between 
Station street and Prentiss street. 

Hancock street, Charlestown, from Green street to Elm 
street. 

Humphreys place, Dorchester, on the northeasterly and 
southwesterly sides, from Humphreys street approximately 
340 feet northwesterly. 

Miles street, Roxbury, at various locations between Bragdon 
street and West Walnut park. 

Mt. Hope street, West Roxbury, at various locations between 
American Legion Highway and Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

Murdock street, Brighton, at various locations between 
Cambrdge street and a point approximately 450 feet north- 
easterly. 

Myrtle street. West Roxbury, at various locations from 
Centre street to Pond street. 

Neponset avenue, W^est Roxbury, at various locations be- 
tween Canterbury street to and across Halliday street. 

Orchard road, Brighton, at various locations between Corey 
street and the Brookline boundary line. 

Pasadena road, Dorchester, at various locations between 
Normandy street and Columbia road. 

Rockview street. West Roxbury, at various locations from 
Green street to Spring Park avenue. 

Rosseter street, Dorchester, at various locations from 
Bowdoin street to Eldon street. 

Saunders street, Brighton, at various locations between 
Cambridge street and North Beacon street. 

Scottfield road, Brighton, at various locations between 
Commonwealth avenue and Kelton street. 

Surrey street, Brighton, at various locations between Market 
street and Foster street. 

Willis street, Dorchester, at various locations from Sumner 
street to Pleasant street. 

Discontinuances 

Adams square, Boston Proper, a portion of Adams square, 
at southeasterly corner of Washing-ton street. 

Albion street, Boston Proper, from Dover street to Herald 
street. ♦ 

Arcadia terrace, Dorchester, a portion of Arcadia terrace, 
from a point approximately 110 feet south of Arcadia street 
approximately 40 feet southerly to the dead end. 



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Catawba street, Roxbury, a portion of Catawba street, from 
Sherman street approximately 95 feet westerly. 

Central street, Boston Proper, a portion of Central street, 
from Broad street approximately' 85 feet southwesterly. 

Charles street footway, Dorchester, from Charles street to 
Toledo terrace. 

Cherry street, Boston Proper, a portion of Cherry street, 
from Washington street approximately 138 feet westerly. 

Clark street, Boston Proper, a portion of Clark street, on the 
northeasterly side, from Hanover street approximately 80 feet 
northeasterly. 

Cobb street, Boston Proper, from Shawmut avenue to 
Washington street. 

Compton street, Boston Proper, a portion of Compton street, 
from Tremont street to ShaA\Tnut avenue. 

Compton street, Boston Proper, a portion of Compton 
street, from Shawmut avenue to Washington street. 

Congress street, Boston Proper, a portion of Congress street, 
at the northwesterly corner of Franklin street. 

Crestway road. East Boston, a portion of Crestway road, 
at the southeasterly corner of Waldemar avenue. 

Devonshire street, Boston Proper, a portion of Devonshire 
street, from Adams square to State street. 

Emerald street, Boston Proper, from Dover street to Herald 
street. 

Fayette street, Boston Proper, a portion of Fayette street, 
from Marginal road approximately 111 feet easterly. 

Fellows street, Roxbury, a portion of Fellows street, from 
Hunneman street to Randall street. 

Fenno street, Roxbury, from Rockland street to St. Richard 
street. 

Garland street, Boston Proper, from Shawmut avenue to 
Washington street. 

Hanover street, Boston Proper, a portion of Hanover street, 
on the southwesterly side, from Harris street approximately 
17 feet southwesterly. 

Haverhill street, Boston Proper, a portion of Haverhill 
street, on the southwesterly side from Causeway street ap- 
proximately 70 feet southwesterly. 

Hingham street, Boston Proper, from Emerald street to 
Shawmut avenue. 

Lansing street, Roxbur}*, from Warren street to Sherman 
street. 

Lorimer place, Roxbury, from Warren street approximately 
170 feet westerly. 

Lucas street, Boston Proper, a portion of Lucas street, from 
Middlesex street to Shawmut avenue. 

Lucas street, Boston Proper, a portion of Lucas street, from 
Washington street approximately 160 feet westerly. 



46 City Document No. 18 

Mayo street, Boston Proper, from Cobb street to Herald 
street. 

Middlesex street, Boston Proper, from Dover street to Herald 
street. 

Paul street, Boston Proper, from Tremoat street to Emerald 
street. 

Randall street, Roxbury, a portion of Randall street, from 
Harrison avenue to Fellows street. 

Rockland street, Roxbury, a portion of Rockland street, from 
Warren street approximately 190 feet westerly. 

St. Richard street, Roxbury, from Warren street to Walnut 
avenue. 

Sherman street, Roxbury, a portion of Sherman street, from 
Bower street to Dale street. 

Village street, Boston Proper, from Dover street to Herald 
street. 

Waldemar avenue. East Boston, a portion of Waldemar 
avenue, from Crestway road approximately 260 feet easterly, 
and from a point approximately 700 feet east of Crestway road 
approximately 1,390 feet easterly. 

Walnut aveuue, Roxbury, a portion of Walnut avenue, from 
Warren street approximately 250 feet southwesterly. 

Washington street. West Roxbury, between Maple wood 
street and Grouse street. 

Westerly passageway, Boston Proper, a portion of the 
footway under Haymarket square, from the southwesterly 
corner of Washington street at Merrimac street to approxi- 
mately 133 feet northAvesterly. 

Eminent Domain Land Takings 

During the period of this report, a land taking was 
made for municipal purposes as follows: 

Parks and Recreation Department: The taking of 
approximately 73,527 square feet of land, for cemetery 
purposes, supposed to belong to Paul and Ida Sergi, 
situated in the Hyde Park District, under an order of 



Public Works Department 47 

this Commission and Mayor dated April 6, 1965, and 
recorded in the Suffolk Registry of Deeds on May 11, 
1965. 

School Buildings Department: The taking of approxi- 
mately 44,833 square feet of land, for school purposes, 
supposed to belong to Michael J. and Gloria C. Donovan, 
Prince A. Hoar, person or persons unknown, Barbara M., 
Annie J., and Maria Walsh, Dennis and Mary Kennedy, 
John J. Mahoney, and North Easton Realty, situated 
in the Dorchester District, under an order of this Com- 
mission and Mayor dated January 26, 1965, and re- 
corded in the Suffolk Registry of Deeds on February 26, 
1965. 

Sewer Program 

During the year 1965 the construction of 3.18 miles 
of sanitary sewer, 3.62 miles of storm sewer, 81 catch 
basins, and 31 drop inlets were ordered at a total es- 
timated cost of $673,730.80. 

Estimated benefit to private property for the con- 
struction of the 3.18 miles of sanitary sewer amounted 
to $301,662.88. 

The following sewer easements were ordered discontinued : 

Private land, Brighton, from a point approximately 180 feet 
northerly of Undine road approximately 150 feet northwesterly 
and northerly. 

Private land, Brighton, from Lake Shore road to the Newton 
boundary line. 

Private land, Dorchester, between Park street and Chris- 
topher street. 

Private land (Saw Mill Brook), West Roxbm-y, from a point 
approximately 230 feet southeast of the Boston-Newton 
boundary line approximately 860 feet easterly, northerly, and 
easterly to the Boston-Brookline boundary line. 



48 



City Document No. 1 8 



Sewerage works were ordered as follows: 

SEWERAGE WORKS ORDERED 



Street 


if 

II 
1- 


i 

u 

Id 


1 


1 
■a 


, 


Is 


Boston Proper 

Castle court 






1 

1 
1 


3 


Sl,250 00 
4,900 00 
13,250 00 
17,560 00 
13,490 00 
61,470 00 
51,100 00 
1,250 00 

7,600 00 
10,180 00 
7,760 00 

58,700 00 
65,800 00 
10,000 00 
3,000 00 

j 3,000 00 

I 81,800 00 
13,800 00 
7,300 00 

14,750 00 

1,195 00 
6,830 00 

14,100 00 

6,700 00 
24,100 00 

1,650 00 
11,050 00 

2,700 00 
10,980 00 

6,230 00 

4,320 00 
32,600 00 

1,200 00 

14,600 00 
8,040 00 
41,820 00 
6,640 00 
6,700 00 
5,760 00 
12,825 00 
10,930 00 
4,970 00 
4,455 80 
4,360 00 
3,070 00 
1,000 00 
9,400 00 
6,020 00 
8,340 00 
3,780 00 
13,995 00 
17,210 GO 




Emerald court 


140 


138 
500 
545 
545 
995 
945 








Millicent Way 


535 

540 

1,000 

875 




Paul place 




Shawmut avenue 








Brighton 

*Burton street 


206 


211 
570 

188 

380 

1,193 

267 

223 

150 

650 
193 

585 

103 
265 

520 

394 
919 


$4,125 03 






*Euston road 


180 

913 

1,374 
265 


5,445 00 


*Lake Shore court and 


6 

1 


7 
12 
3 


45,750 00 


*Lake Shore road and 
Lake Shore terrace and 
private land and Alice 




E. Gallagher Memorial 
Park 










51,900 00 


♦Presentation road 

*Private land (Newton 


190 
599 


2 




3,900 05 
9,000 00 


Dorchester 


4 
3 


4 






265 
530 


4,158 00 


East Boston 


7,597 50 


Hyde Park 

Church street 




*Dedham street 

*Fairmount avenue 


875 
50 
269 
100 
438 
180 
190 
1,217 


7 




12,040 00 
1,237 50 




336 
98 
428 
180 
190 
1,217 


2 
1 
3 




2,653 52 




663 38 




9,950 70 


*Sef ton street . . ... 


4,357 50 








2,962 50 


*Thojnpson street 


4 
2 

2 




40,420 00 


^Tar^rSr^. .. 


445 
300 
1,170 
240 
320 
120 
310 
150 
240 
150 
180 
170 
65 
190 
155 
218 
125 
715 
590 


445 
286 
1,167 
245 
323 
120 
308 
505 
242 
155 
183 


8,925 00 




5,411 14 


*Cedarcrest road 

♦Cedarcrest terrace 


5 

2 




22,417 58 
4,638 12 
2,930 00 








2,905 50 




4 
1 




5,796 45 




2,437 50 


♦Crosstown avenue 

*Delore Circle. 


2,075 85 








2,865 00 


*Hazelmere road . . 






3,000 00 




68 
384 
162 
213 
125 
703 
576 














4,275 00 


*MaplewoDd street 






2,625 00 


♦Metropolitan Circle. . . 


1 




4,755 00 
2,625 00 


*Plea«apt Valley Circle.. 
*Ridgecrest Drive 


3 
3 




7,897 56 
9,922 50 



Easements Taken 



Public Works Department 49 

Layout Without Construction 

Walford Way, Charlestown, from Polk street to Decatur 
street. Length, 1,677 feet. 

Construction 

Wesley place, Boston Proper, from Hanover street approxi- 
mately 110 feet northeast of Parmenter street. Length, 110 
feet. 

Slope Easement Discontinuance 

Cambria and Scotia streets, Boston Proper, from Dalton 
street to St. Cecilia street. 



Slope Easement 

Private land (Humboldt avenue), Roxbury, at the easterly 
side of Humboldt avenue, between Laurel street and Washing- 
ton Park Boulevard. 

Street Name Changes 

Bower street, Roxbury, from Warren street to Humboldt 
avenue; new name, Washington Park Boulevard. 

Charlame place, Roxbury , from Ottawa street approximately 
160 feet southerly; new name. South Charlame court. 

Munroe street, Roxbury, from Hazelwood street to approxi- 
mately 150 feet northwesterly; new name, Hazelwood court. 

]\Iunroe street, Roxbury, from Warren street to Hazelwood 
street; new name, Hazelwood street. 

Ottawa street, Roxbury, from Laurel street approximately 
590 feet easterly and 220 feet northerly to Catawba street; 
new name, Charlame street. 

Richards street, South Boston, from Granite street to A 
street; new name, Granite street. 

South Charlame court, Roxbury, from Ottawa street approxi- 
mately 165 feet southerly; new name. South Charlame terrace. 

South Charlame terrace, Roxbury, from Ottawa street ap- 
proximately 172 feet southerly ; new name, Charlame place. 

Van Rensselaer place, Boston Proper, from Tremont street 
approximately 235 feet northwesterly ; new name, Allen's Alley. 

Land Damage 

On new street construction 250 claims were filed for 
damages to property resulting from land takings or 
changes in grades. On these claims, this Commission 
awarded damages in the amount of $58,621.22. 



50 City Document No. 18 

Private Ways 
During the year 1965 permission was given to pre- 
pare for public travel the following private ways: 

Carol Circle, West Roxbury, from Washington street ap- 
proximately 420 feet northwesterly. 

Fairlawn avenue, Dorchester, from Greenfield road to Bis- 
marck street. 

Franclaire Drive, West Roxbury, from Cowing street ap- 
proximately 475 feet southwesterly. 

Lake Shore road, Brighton, from the end of the existing pub- 
lic portion to Kenrick street. 

Lake Shore terrace, Brighton, from Lake Shore road ap- 
proximately 300 feet southerly. 

Linda Lane, Dorchester, from Savin Hill avenue approxi- 
mately 240 feet southerly. 

Metropolitan Circle, West Roxbury, from Metropolitan 
avenue approximately 160 feet northeasterly. 

Pine avenue, Hyde Park, from Como road to West Milton 
street. 

Pinefield Lane, Hyde Park, from Pinefield road to West 
Milton street. 

Pinefield road, Hyde Park, from Pine avenue approximately 
430 feet westerly. 

Walnut street, West Roxbury, from a point approximately 
288 feet southeast of Spring street to approximately 160 feet 
southeasterly. 



Public Works Department 51 

During the j-ear 1965 permission was given to open 
for public travel the following private ways: 

Cedarcrest Circle, West E.oxbury, from Cedarcrest road ap- 
proximately 540 feet easterly. 

Cedarcrest road, West Roxbury, from Woodley avenue ap- 
proximately 340 feet southeasterly. 

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

Edson terrace, Hj'de Park, from Edson street approximately 
90 feet northwesterly. 

H.olly road. West Roxbury, from Jewett street approximately 
330 feet southeasterly. 

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

Manning street. West Roxbury, from a point approximately 
186 feet northeast of Gihnan street approximately 229 feet 
northeasterly- and easterly. 

Martha road, Boston Proper, from a point approximately 500 
feet east of Leverett Circle to Lowell street. 

Prospect Circle, Hyde Park, from Prospect street approxi- 
mately 190 feet southeasterly. 

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

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

Schubert street. West Roxbury, from Washington street 
approximately 200 feet northwesterly. 

Slocum road, West Roxbury, from a point approximately 230 
feet northeast of Surreyhill Lane (formerly Surreyhill road) 
approximately 461 feet northeasterly. 

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

Thorn street, Hyde Park, from River street approximately 
260 feet northeasterly. 



52 



City Document No. 18 



Assessments 

During the year 1965 the Highway Division of the 
PubHc Works Department sent notice of completion 
of six streets at a total cost of $90,251.06. On this 
work the Public Improvement Commission levied 
assessments in the amount of $29,867.07. 

During the same period the Sewer Division of the 
Public Works Department reported the completion of 
construction of sanitary sewerage in twenty streets at a 
cost of $171,658.20, on which the Public Improvement 
Commission levied assessments in the amount of 
$72,040.64. 

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 


AssEaSMENT 


Albright street . 


West Roxbury 
Dorchester 
West Roxbury 
Boston Proper 
Hyde Park 
West Roxbury 
South Boston 
West Roxbury 
Dorchester 
West Roxbury 
Hyde Park 
West Roxbury 
West Roxbury 
Hyde Park 
Hyde Park 
South Boston 
Hyde Park 
Brighton 
West Roxbury 
Dorchester 


$78 50 




400 00 


Beryl street 


85 90 


Bowdoin street 


38 00 




110 98 




826 57 




70 00 




240 00 




245 00 


Hodgdon terrace 


160 00 




50 00 




71 57 


Kingsland road . . 


63 58 




41 00 




65 60 


National street 


6 95 




321 06 


Pomeroy street 


16 71 




263 60 


Willow court 


436 56 






Total 




$3,591 58 









Public Works Department 



53 



During the year 1965 the Highway Division of the 
Pubhc Works Department sent notice of completion of 
sidewalks in eight streets at a total cost of $72,008.25. 
On these the Public Improvement Commission levied 
assessments of $32,141.97. 



STREET ASSESSMENTS 



Street 


District 


Cost 


Assessment 




Hyde Park 

Hyde Park 

Hyde Park 

West Roxbury . . 

Hyde Park 

Hyde Park 


$23,112 00 
8,617 32 
11,300 04 
18,126 02 
12,365 24 
16,730 44 


$6,500 01 
2,549 98 
3,333 02 
6,733 99 
5,232 07 
5,518 00 








Ralwood road 






Totals 




§90,251 06 


$29,867 07 







SEWER ASSESSMENTS 



Street 



District 



Cost 



Assessment 



Ashland street 

Blueview Circle 

Blueview road 

Cataumet street 

Cedarcrest Circle 

Cedarcrest road 

Dedham street 

Edson street 

Edson terrace 

Evandale terrace 

Fernwood road 

Furbush road 

Hillis road 

Mt. Vernon street 

New Haven street 

Pleasant Valley Circle 

Ralston road 

Shubert street 

Sef ton street 

Yuletide road and Hebron street. 



Dorchester. . . . 

West Roxbury . 

West Roxbury . 

West Roxbury . 

West Roxbury . 

West Roxbury . 

Hyde Park 

Hyde Park .... 

Hyde Park .... 
Dorchester. . . . 
West Roxbury . 
West Roxbury . 

Hyde Park 

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

Hyde Park 

West Roxbury . . 

Hyde Park 

Hyde Park 



$2,287 50 
13,947 20 
19.605 55 
4,623 60 
20,731 55 
10,016 90 
2,252 70 
13,760 04 
2,707 40 
9,162 73 
4,428 65 
5,518 15 
5,911 00 
2,016 52 
8,834 83 
18,120 75 
7,950 52 
5,326 35 
5,485 23 
8,971 03 



$925 00 
5,220 05 
9,577 92 
2,287 50 
5,872 48 
4,803 75 
650 00 
3,853 44 
1,492 52 
3,177 52 
1,484 40 
2,691 00 
2,240 00 
2,625 00 
2,310 00 
7,897 56 
3,750 00 
3,225 00 
4,357 50 
3,600 00 



Totals. 



$171,658 20 



$72,040 64 



54 



City Document No. 18 
sidewalk assessments 



Street 


District 


Cost 


Assessment 


Annabel street . .... 


Dorchester 

Brighton 

Brighton 

Dorchester 

Brighton 

Hyde Park 

Brighton 

Brighton 


$1,393 30 
42,897 20 
3,275 55 
3,124 00 
3,892 40 
7,400 40 
3,092 30 
6,933 10 


$1,252 35 




18,703 00 




1,199 00 


Elder street 


1,780 70 




1,387 00 




3,291 92 


Mt. Hood road 


944 00 


Walbridge street 


3,584 00 










$72,008 25 


$32,141 97 









During the period of this report 158 petitions for 
pubhc utihties were approved for the placing and main- 
taining of poles for the support of wires. 

Also 83 petitions were approved for miscellaneous 
installations or uses of the public highways of the City of 
Boston, as follows : 



Street 
Badger road, Hyde Park 
Beacon street, Boston Proper 

Beacon street, etc., Brighton 
Berkeley street, Boston Proper 
Blossom street, Boston Proper 
Blossom street, Boston Proper 
Blossom street, Boston Proper 
Bosworth street, Boston Proper 
Bowdoin street, Boston Proper 
Bowdoin street, etc., Boston Proper 
Bowdoin street, etc., Boston Proper 
Bower street, Roxbury 
Boyltton street, Boston Proper 
Bradlee street, Hyde Park 
Cambria street, Boston Proper 
Cambridge street, Boston Proper 
Cambridge street, etc., Boston Proper 
Centre street. West Roxbury 
Centre street, etc., West Roxbury 
Charles street, Hyde Park 



Petitioner 
Worcester Gas Light Company 



New Boston Realty Association, 
Ltd. 



Gas Company 
Boston Edison Compaay 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Copipany 
Massachusetts General Hospital 
Paddock Trust 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Worcester Gas Light Companj' 
Boston Gas Company 
Charles River Park 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 



Nature of Petition 
Underground gas main 

Ornamental facing 
Underground gas main 
Conduit 

Underground gas main 
Conduit 

Electric heating cable 
Sidewalk hatch 
Conduit 

Underground gas main 
Regulator pit 
Underground gas main 
Conduit 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Manhole 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 



Public Works Department 



55 



Street 

Commonwealth ave., Boston Proper 

Como road, Hyde Park 

Congress street, etc., Boston Proper 

Cooper street, etc, Boston Proper 

Dent street, West Roxbury 

Devonshire street, Boston Proper 

Dock square, Boston Proper 

East Broadway, etc.. South Boston 

East Sixth street, South Boston 

Elm street, etc., Charlestown 

Faulkner street, Dorchester 

Franklin street, Bostoji Proper 

Goethe street. West Roxbury 

Greenfield road, Dorchester 

Hallet street, Dorchester 

Highland street, etc., Hyde Park 

I^odgdon terrace. West Roxbury 

Hull street, Boston Proper 

Hjimboldt avenue, etc., Roxbury 

Huntington avenue, Boston Proper 

Hyde Park avenue, etc., West Roxbury 

Itasca street, Dorchester 

La Grange street. West Roxbury 

Loring street, Hyde Park 

Lourdes avenue, West Roxbury 

Marlin road. West Roxbury 

Massachusetts avenue, Dorchester 

Metropolitan avenue. West Roxbury 

Mt. Calvary road, West Roxbury 

Mt. Vernon street, etc., Charlestown 

Nashua street, Boston Proper 

Newbury street, Boston Proper 

New Congress street, Boston Proper 

New Congress street, Boston Proper 

Newmarket square, Roxbury 

Northern avenue, etc.. South Boston 

North Margin street, etc , Boston 
Proper 

Pierce street, Hyde Park 

Pond street, etc., Dorchester 

Portland street, Boston Proper 

Portland street, Boston Proper 



Petitioner 
Boston University 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boetdti Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
BoBton Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
BdStop Gas Cojnpaay 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Ga,s Compapy 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 

Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 



Nature of Petition 
Steam main 
Underground gas main 
Conduit 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Thermocouple 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Thermocouple 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Conduit 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Undergroundgas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Therm ocoupla 
Conduit 
Conduit 
Fuel line 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Thermocouple 
Conduit 



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City Document No. 18 



Street 
Providence street, Boston Proper 
Public Alley No. 442, Boston Proper 
Quaker Lane, etc., Boston Proper 
Readville street, Hyde Park 
Roxana street, Hyde Park 
Shawmut avenue, etc., Boston Proper 
Somerset street, Boston Proper 
South street, Boston Proper 
Southampton street, Roxbury 
Staniford street, Boston Proper 
Stillman street, etc., Boston Proper 
Stuart street, Boston Proper 
Summer street, Boston Proper 
Summer street, South Boston 
Temple street, Boston Proper 
Tremont street, etc., Roxbury 
Washington street, Hyde Park 
West Milton street, Hyde Park 
Westview street, etc., Dorchester 
Whitford street. West Roxbury 
Woodley avenue, West Roxbury 
Wyvern street, West Roxbury 



Petitioner 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Edison Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Worcester Gas Light Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 
Boston Gas Company 



Nature of Petition 
Conduit 
Conduit 
Conduit 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Conduit 
Thermocouple 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Cooling coil 
Conduit 
Guardrail 
Conduit 

Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 
Underground gas main 



Summary 

The Public Improvement Commission continued to 
play an active role in connection with the pubhc high- 
ways for the New Boston. In fact, very few major 
projects or new developments were without P.I.C. action 
or attention. 

Normally this Commission is concerned mainly with 
routine pubhc works such as street, sewer, and water 
easements ; aw;ard of damages and the levying of better- 
ment assessments therefor ; issuance of permits for street 
light poles; signs and other encroachments; eminent 
domain takings for other city departments. 

Today the administrative and clerical workload is 
increasing steadily to keep pace with the Boston Re- 
development Authority's program and private develop- 
ments which have been mushrooming all over the city. 



Public Works Department 57 

For example, the entire Castle Square area was re- 
designed necessitating the discontinuance of many exist- 
ing pubUc streets and the laying out of new ones. The 
same was true in the Washington Park area; in the so- 
called Academy Homes site; and Government Center 
complex. 

Significantly, the two most important thoroughfares 
of the New Boston were partly laid out this year; one 
in the heart of Washington Park, called ''Washington 
Park Boulevard," and the other in the heart of the 
Government Center complex, called, ''New Congress 
street." Historically, both of these new pubHc high- 
ways will be the widest in the City of Boston with the 
exception of Commonwealth avenue. 

In order to conform with the restored, Bulfinch- 
designed St. Stephen's Church in the North End, the 
Hues of Hanover and Clark streets were revised. 

Likewise, in order to make way for the New Boston's 
skyscraper, commonly referred to as "Parcel 8," this 
Commission discontinued a portion of Devonshire street 
in downtown Boston. 

In anticipation of the new street design and new 
M.B.T.A. station, this Commission discontinued the 
underground pedestrian walk in Haymarket square. 

Adherence to changes in the law concerning payment 
of damages in connection with street improvements and 
eminent domain takings required the preparation of 
damage awards simultaneously with the order of taking 
and, when said orders were recorded in the Registry of 
Deeds, drafts for payment were processed. 

In conclusion, it should be noted here that on June 30, 
1965, Mr. James W. Haley retired as Commissioner of 
Public Works and Chairman of the Public Improvement 
Commission after thirty-four years of service; Mr. 
John F. Flaherty was appointed the new Commis- 
sioner, and on July 2 became the Chairman of the Public 
Improvement Commission. 



58 City Document No. 18 

Although no definite action was taken during this 
year, the attention of this Commission was focused on 
several future projects, such as South Cove, South End, 
West End, Christian Science Complex, Waterfront, and 
Southwest Expressway. Prehminary plans were re- 
viewed and discussed. 

John F. Flaherty, Chairman, 
James J. Sullivan, Jr., 
Thomas F. Carty. 

Michael J. Corrao, 

Executive Secretary. 



Public Works Department 59 

APPENDIX A 

CENTRAL OFFICE 

Table 1. — Grade and Number of Employees 
Table 2. — Permit Branch Accounts 
Table 3. — Summary of Permits, etc. 
Table 4. — Automotive Equipment 
Table 5. — New Equipment Purchased 
Table 6. — Summary of Appropriations, Expendi- 
tures, etc. 



60 



City Document No. 18 



TABLE 1 

The records of the department show that there are 
now 1,516 persons ehgible for employment in the several 
divisions and of that number 1,362 were upon the 
January 2, 1966, payrolls. 



GRADE AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 



Title 


Jo 


"2 

si 

|mo 




5 
1 


1 


1 


1 
^ 


1 




1 

2 

1 


1 

2 

1 


8 
30 

1 
1 
2 

1 

1 

1 
3 

1 


1 

11 

1 
1 


4 
5 

'2 

1 

1 


15 
2 

__ 
1 


1 

1 
1 

1 
1 
1 
2 

1 


1 




2 




28 


Assistant drawtender 

Assistant sewer pumping station operator. . . 


30 
5 
2 




1 




7 




1 


Chief communications equipment operator. 


1 
I 


Chief sewer pumping station operator 


1 
1 




1 




2 




2 


Communications equipment operator 

Constable • 


2 
1 




11 




1 




1 


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5 
3 




2 




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GRADE AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES — Continued 



Title 


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11 










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4 












4 






3 












3 


General foreman 


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— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


2 




1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 




6 


Head clerk 


1 




1 




1 




3 


6 




1 














1 




1 






2 


64 


16 


1 




16 


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36 


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1 


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4 


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— 


— 


— 


— 


4 


Maintenance mechanic (bricklayer) 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


- 


— 


Maintenance mechanic (carpenter) 


- 


4 


6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


10 


Maintenance mechanic (machinist) 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


10 


13 


Maintenance mechanic (mason) 


— 


— 


— 


— 


4 


— 


1 


5 


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TABLE 1 
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Motor equipment operator 

Motor equipment repair foreman . . . 

Paver 

Personnel officer 

Photographer 

Principal account clerk 

Principal civil engineer 

Principal clerk 

Principal clerk and stenographer . . . 

Principal clerk and typist 

Principal electrical engineer 

Principal photostat operator 

Principal storekeeper 

Public relations representative 

Repairmen 

Sanitation foreman 

Senior account clerk 

Senior accounting machine operator 

Senior administrative assistant 

Senior cashier 

Senior civil engineer 

Senior clerk 

Senior clerk and stenographer 

Senior clerk and typist 

Senior engineering aid 

Senior personnel officer 

Senior storekeeper 

Sewer cleaner 

Sewer gateman 

Sewer pumping station operator. . . . 
Sewer service repairman 



Public Works Department 



63 



TABLE 1 
GRADE AND NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES —Concluded 



Sign painter and letterer 

Special heavy motor equipment operator . 

Special water meter reader 

Steam fireman 

Steam fireman (incinerator) 

Stoker 

Storekeeper 

Superintendent 

Supervisor 

Telephone operator 

Water meter reader 

Water meter repairman 

Water service maintenance man 

Water service repairman 

Working foreman 

Yard clerk 

Yardman 

Yardmaster 



TABLE 2 
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ACTUALLY EMPLOYED JANUARY 



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183 


106 


38 


265 


1,364 


January 1, 1966 


118 


636 


193 


105 


42 


268 


1,362 



Total Eligible Force 



January 1, 1965 
January 1, 1966 



120 
138 



120 
120 



280 
295 



1,450 
1.516 



64 



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Sanitary 


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Sewer 


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— 


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- 


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2 


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265 


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1 


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3 


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23 


1,362 




1,364 


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15 


23 


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Public Works Department 65 

PERMIT BRANCH 
1965 

CASH RECEIPTS 

TABLE 2 

Permits — Signs . . . . _ $78,908 95 

Permits — Openings and Occupation 90,636 00 

Licenses — Storage and Sale of Merchandise .... 39,284 50 

Sewer Inspection Fees 14,125 00 

Dump Tickets 5,947 00 

Contract Books . 974 00 

Engineering and Inspection Fees 72,934 00 

Special Permits 3,966 75 

Total .... $306,776 20 

COMMITTED ACCOUNTS 

Rental — City Property $20,491 00 

Water use through City Hydrants — Water Division . . 11,957 25 

Sewer Division (MDC — Sewer Disposal) .... 35,65980 

Engineering Reproductions 207 00 

Damage to property — Water Division 5,790 14 

Damate to property — Highway Division . . . . 991 05 

Total $75,096 24 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Inspectors Salaries (Release Sewers) $1,273 99 

Sewer Easement (Hartford Street) 15,000 00 

Highway — Non-Revenue — B.R.A. payment Whitney 

Street 110,189 66 

P.I.C. — Minimum Payment 22,395 00 

Special Meter Tests 246 00 

Total $149,104 65 

DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS 

Water Deposit $138,923 03 

Street Opening Account (Drain, Water, etc.) .... 150,913 98 

Street Opening Account Special (Pubhc Service Corps.) . 551,796 42 

Total $841,633 43 

Grand Total $1,372,610 52 



66 City Document No. 18 

PERMIT BRANCH — 1965 

Permits and Licenses Issued 

TABLE 3 

Signs 6,977 

Permits — Openings and Occupation . . . 10,306 

Licenses 227 

Sewer Inspection Fees 565 

Dump Tickets 5,947 



Deposit Receipts Issued 



24,022 



Water Deposits 708 

Street Opening Deposits 683 

(Drain, Water, etc.) 1,391 



Public Works Department 67 

TABLE 4 

Automotive Equipment 

The Maintenance Branch is responsible for the 
repairs and maintenance of the automotive equipment 
of the Public Works Department, which consisted of 
the following on December 31, 1965: 

Walter Snow Fighters 9 

F. W. D. Snow Fighters 2 

Trojan Bucket Loaders 12 

Hough Bucket Loaders 12 

Michigan Bucket Loaders 5 

Wayne Sweepers 18 

Elgin Sweepers 14 

Tennant Sweepers 2 

Ford Falcons 86 

Ford Galaxie Sedan 1 

Oshkosh Sanders 3 

Catch Basin Cleaners — C-850 4 

Six-ton Gallon Rollers 2 

Bombardier Sno-mobiles 4 

Ford Load Packers — C-950 9 

Chevrolet Carry-all 

Chevrolet Pick-up 

Caterpillar Tractors 

International 5-ton Dump Trucks .... 

International 2-ton Lumber Trucks .... 
International 5-ton Trucks w. crane .... 

International Wrecker 

Ford Wrecker — C-1 100 

Cushman Truckster 

International Bull-Grader 

Bay City Crane 

Autocar Tank Truck 

F-lOO's 2 

F-250's 8 

F-250's 34 

P-500's 4 

C-600's 2 

F-600's 13 

F-750's 7 

F-800's 1 

C-850's 3 

F-850's 69 

C-UOO's 19 

E-160's 6 

Ingersoll Rand Compressors 3 

Worthington Compressors 8 

Thermal Snow Melter 1 

397 



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TABLE 5 

New Equipment Purchased from 1965 Appropriations 

One (1) F-350 with gate turner 

One (1) li-ton Van Truck 

Two (2) F-850 Chassis 

Two (2) F-600 Chassis 

Two (2) six yard bodies 

Two (2) three yard bodies . 

One (1) C-950 Chassis and Load Packer 

One (1) thirty yard dump body 

One (1) F-750 Chassis 

One (1) F-850 with platform 

One (1) F-250 with power gate 

Three (3) F-250 Pick-ups . 

One (1) F-250 Pick-up 

One (1) P-350 six man cab 

One (1) C-1100 Tractor 

One (1) twenty yard body . 

One (1) Power Steering Plant 

Eight (8) Station Wagons . 

One (1) Galaxie Sedan 

Miscellaneous 

$113,476 20 

Four (4) Street Sweepers $43,002 40 

Three (3) Sweeper motors 816 75 

One (1) Front End Loader 15,158 00 

Two (2) Front End Loaders .... 21,089 00 

Four (4) Compressors 12,750 60 

One (1) Tilt-top Trailer 3,400 00 

One (1) Sewer Cleaner 10,731 00 

Miscellaneous 2,759 16 

$109,706 91 

$113,476 20 
109,706 91 



$6,492 00 


2,464 00 


10,258 00 


5,446 00 


3,050 00 


2,660 00 


16,302 00 


9,987 00 


3,072 00 


4,771 00 


4,532 00 


4,920 00 


2,095 00 


2,500 00 


10,022 00 


4,500 00 


506 00 


15,442 00 


2,172 00 


2,285 20 



$223,183 11 



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New Equipment Purchased from Snow Appropriations 

Two (2) Mobile Office Trailers . 

Twelve (12) One Way Plows 

Three (3) Floodlights (for snow dumps) 

Six (6) Electric Space Heaters . 

Two (2) Bombardier Sidewalk Tractors 

Two (2) Wisconsin Side Motors 

Two (2) Wisconsin Side Motors 

Two (2) Kohler Side Motors 

One (1) Tail Gate Salt Spreader 

Two (2) Sno-blowers .... 

Two (2) Tractor Bombardiers . 

Two (2) Sand Spreaders 

One (1) Front End Snow Loader 

Two (2) Tail Gate Sand Spreaders . 



The below-mentioned are ( 
equipment in the last five (5 years) : 

1964 $331,743 67 

1963 $335,859 32 

1962 $285,125 15 

1961 $1,063,685 89 

1960 $218,406 60 





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10,454 00 




880 00 




670 00 




9,114 00 




657 00 




676 00 




921 00 




1,658 00 




569 00 




9,496 00 




5,056 00 




12,672 00 




2,980 00 




$57,393 00 


iditures for new 



70 



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Public Works Department 71 

APPENDIX B 

ENGINEERING DIVISION 

Table 1. — Surveys for Highways 

Table 2. — Surveys for Highway Reconstruction 

Table 3. — Surveys for Contracts 



72 City Document No. 18 

TABLE 1 

Report of the Survey Section for 1965 

Twenty-three (23) survey and plans were made for laying-out 
of 2.6 miles of public highway as follows: 

Length 

District in Feet 
Brighton 

Gerrish street 800 

Dorchester 

Allstate road 182 

Charles Street Footway 500 

Dr. Mary Moore Beatty Circle .... 600 

Irena road 273 

Violet street 876 

Hyde Park 

Chesterfield street 900 

Crane street 300 

Hillis road 400 

Ralston road 500 

Red Pine road 400 

Vallaro road 600 

South Boston 

Lark street 100 

West Roxbury 

Barlow street 450 

Belle avenue 1,063 

Fawndale road 560 

Macullar road 450 

Maplewood street 2,200 

Maria Lane 600 

Newsome park 200 

Pleasant Valley Circle 700 

Stella road 1,400 

Warren square 410 

Fourteen (14) profiles were taken for sewer construction of 
1.78 miles: 

Boston Proper 

Shawmut avenue 700 

Tremont street 496 

Brighton 

Colon street 361 

Langley road 301 



Public Works Department 73 

Length 

District in Feet 

Hyde Park 

Church street 309 

Sihaa court 296 

Dedham street 891 

Thompson street 798 

Reservation road 410 



South Boston 

Old Harbor street 476 

ROXBURY 

St. Alphonsus street 71 

West Roxbury 

Belle avenue 1 ,560 

Slocum road 378 

Spring Street Brook 2,400 

Thirteen (13) profiles were made for highway construction: 

Boston Proper 

Herald street 900 

Traveler street 900 

MullinsWay 520 

Albany street 1,120 

Harrison avenue 1,120 

Somerset street 300 

Cambridge street 271 

New Sudbury street 451 

Brighton 

Gerrish street 250 

Hyde Park 

Cromwell street 300 

Ralston road 100 

South Boston 

Richards street 600 

West Roxbury 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway . . . 434 



74 City Document No. 18 

Fourteen (14) minimum pavements reports were made for a 
distance of .8 miles: 

Length 

District in Feet 

Boston Proper 

Cambridge street 300 

William Cardinal O'Connell Way .... 400 

Brighton 

Hardwick terrace 300 

Dorchester 

French street 311 

Parish street 300 

East Boston 

Palermo street 321 

Leverett street 300 

Swan street 400 

Hyde Park 

Cromwell street 307 

Raynes road 276 

Thompson street 400 

West Roxbury 

Northdale road 187 

Stearns road 235 

Schubert street 200 

Eleven (11) surveys and plans were made for the taking of 
(1.44) miles of easements for sewerage and assessment purposes 
as follows: 

Brighton 

Lake Shore road 1,390 

East Boston 

Lawn street 433 

Palermo street 686 

Swan avenue 550 

Hyde Park 

Fairmount avenue 200 

Dedham street 1,000 

Sefton street 200 

Thompson street 1,900 



Public Works Department 75 

Length 

District in Feet 

West Roxbury 

Maplewood street 134 

Pleasant Valley Circle 500 

V.F.W. Parkway 600 

Six (6) surveys and plans were made for discontinuances of 
0.3 mile of public highways as follows: 

Boston Proper 

Fayette street 100 

Central street 300 

Roxbury 

Fellows street 500 

Randall street 300 

South Boston 

Gustin street 180 

Lark street 210 

Two hundred and forty-six (246) plans and surveys for re- 
construction of highways were made as follows (41.65 miles): 

Boston Proper 

Herald street 900 

Traveler street 900 

Albany street 1,120 

Alley No. 903 520 

North Bennet street 540 

Parmenter street 389 

Pembroke street 750 

Commonwealth avenue 300 

Gajffney street 500 

Harris street 363 

Fleet street 606 

Prince street ........ 134 

Salutation street 349 

Charter street 1,310 

Cleveland place 190 

Cooper street 700 

Fulton street 529 

Garden Court street 230 

Hanover avenue 300 

Moon street 270 

Prince street 130 

Tileston street 460 

Unity street 330 

Bartlett Street place 200 



76 City Document No. 18 

Length 

District in Feet 

Boston, continued 

Branch street 501 

Dartmouth street 580 

Endicott street 1,180 

Fleet street 606 

Margaret street 256 

Michelangelo street 120 

North Margin street 935 

Stillman street 378 

Wiget street 250 

Wiggin street 110 

Mt. Vernon street 120 

Pembroke street 731 

West Cedar street 768 

Snow Hill street 800 

Richmond street 350 

Hanover street 2,500 

Harrison avenue 1,120 

Charlestown 

Bunker Hill street 190 

Chestnut street 920 

Elm street 150 

Mt. Vernon avenue 1,580 

Pearl street 1,470 

Sullivan street 1,100 

Brighton 

Academy Hill road 1,326 

Bennett street 820 

Bostonia avenue 936 

Braemore road 476 

Brayton road 2,400 

Breck avenue 1,057 

Cufflin street 473 

Franklin street 250 

Harvard avenue 1,050 

High Rock Way 580 

Hopedale road 1,084 

Kilsyth road 684 

Kinross road 613 

Lanark road 1,393 

Madeline street 689 

Murdock street 540 

Orchard road 136 

Orkney road 836 

Parsons street 1,252 

Ransom road 605 



Public Works Department 77 

Length 

District in Feet 

Saunders street 790 

Scottfield road 325 

Surrey street 1,046 

AUston street 1,000 

Arlington street 410 

Dustin street 1,580 

Eastburn street 650 

Elko street 500 

Engle^^•ood avenue 1,600 

Everett avenue 2,100 

Leamington road 850 

Leicester street 1,100 

Melton street 450 

Nonantum street 2,000 

River view road 1,200 

Shepard street 1,000 

Snow street 650 

Commonwealth avenue SOo 

Dorchester 

Percival street 680 

Fox street 780 

Arcadia street 800 

Balsam street 620 

Jacob street 775 

Callender street 1,500 

May field street 390 

Blanche street 317 

Chickatawbut street 1,565 

Edson street 1,179 

Elm street 718 

Greenhill street 435 

Houghton street 1,396 

Itasca street 2,495 

Johnson road 805 

Minot street 3,230 

Parkman street 388 

Plain street 700 

Rexford street 1,056 

Semont road 796 

Spencer street 1,293 

Sturbridge street 806 

Temple street 668 

Westview street 502 

Harley street 500 

Walton street 548 

Norwood street 776 



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District 

Dorchester, continued 

Armandine street 
Doone avenue 
Fuller street 
Lorn a road 
Owencroft road 
Rockwell street 
Shenandoah street 
Wilmington avenue 
Fottler road 
Freeport street 
Mora street 
Owen street 
Park street 
Stockton street 
Washington street 
Claridge terrace 
Tilesboro street . 
Hill Top street . 
Bailey street 
Westville street . 
Tonawanda street 
Robinson street 
Glenway street . 
Rosseter street . 
Clayton street . 
Bakersfield street 
Dickens street . 
Dacia street 
Half Moon street 
Humphreys place 
Magnolia street 
Ramsey street . 
Willis street 
Tuttle street 
Chamberlain street 
Burgess street . 
Columbia road . 
Fayston street . 
Fowler street 
Fox street . 
Geneva avenue . 
Gleason street . 
Homes avenue . 
Josephine street 
Leyland street . 
Wayfield street . 



Length 
in Feet 



Public Works Department 79 

Length 

District in Feet 

Hyde Park 

Chittick road 1,760 

Lodgehill road 571 

River street 2,050 

Alpheus road 1,155 

Beluelroad 669 

Charles street 310 

Collins street • . . 311 

Davison street 2,022 

Friendship road 441 

Hopewell road 570 

Mt. Pleasant street 419 

Neponset avenue 597 

Park street 531 

Pleasant view street 935 

Town street 312 

Wolcott street 433 

Franklin terrace 158 

Metropolitan avenue 500 

Readville street 4,077 

ROXBURY 

Arklow street 169 

Ashley street 300 

Calumet street ........ 431 

Chesterton street 513 

Creighton street 802 

Deerfield street 519 

Eustis street 780 

Fenwood street 1,429 

Round Hill street 440 

Wait street 715 

Ward street 1,268 

Wiggles worth street 494 

Wenonah street 730 

Worthington street 682 

Columbus avenue 1,354 

Harleston street 250 

Harrison avenue 1,000 

Parker Hill avenue 1,084 

Clearway street 750 

South Boston 

Alger street 450 

National street 440 

C street 2,700 

E. Second street 1,545 



80 City Document No. 18 

Length 

District in Feet 

South Boston, continued 

E. Third street 2,064 

Middle street 831 

Sleeper street 1,093 

E. Fourth street 2,000 

Rev. Burke street 800 

Farragut road 300 



East Boston 

Ardee street 218 

Coleridge street 588 

Gove street 800 

Havre street 640 

London street 388 

McKay place 121 

Paris street 1,011 

Wordsworth street 327 

Walley street 280 

Ashley street 1,300 

Border street 2,650 

Leyden street 3,200 



West Roxbury 

Colberg avenue 1,542 

Edgemere road 957 

Hawthorne street 607 

Houston street 276 

Maple street 1,975 

Russett road 474 

Stimson street 1,617 

Tennyson street 365 

Brahms street 615 

Wood brier road 592 

Hagar street 235 

Revere street 560 

Woodlawn street 1,060 

Liszt street 600 

Rickerhill road 315 

Vermont street 1,390 

Grovenor road 475 

Whitcomb avenue 2,150 

Malcolm road 1,328 

Walk Hill street 150 



Public Works Department 81 

Ten (10) surveys and plans were made for specific repairs and 
A\idenings (Chapter 90) as follows: (6.4 miles) 

Length 

District in Feet 

Brighton 

Commonwealth avenue 1,000 

Faneuil street 5,000 

Dorchester 

Harvard street 8,000 

Pleasant street 4,800 

Hyde Park 

Sprague street 4,000 

West Milton street 2,500 

Wood avenue 2,000 

ROXBURY 

Tremont street 1,500 

West Roxbury 

Beech street 3,500 

Forest Hills street 1,500 



Requests for making line and grade for the following streets : 

Boston Proper 

Belvidere street 400 

Dalton street 550 

Scotia street 200 

MillicentWay 1,100 

New Chard on street 1,000 

Dorchester 

Pleasant street 600 

River street at Central avenue .... 740 

Grampian Way 600 

Rosseter street 2,265 

Geneva avenue 500 

Olney street 600 

Humphreys place 200 

Hallet Street Dump 3,000 

East Boston 

Swift street 200 

Swift terrace 200 



82 City Document No. 18 

Length 

District in Feet 

Hyde Park 

Rainier road 400 

Tracton avenue 200 

West street 500 

ROXBURY 

Humboldt avenue 200 

Townsend street 300 

Bower street 350 

St. Alphonsus street 100 

Crawford street (new school) 2,040 

Washington street 5,700 

South Boston 

Congress street 900 

Linley terrace 200 

West Roxbury 

Centre street at Altacrest road .... 160 

Fawn dale road 500 

Mt. Hope street 890 

Holleyroad 325 

Gardner Street Dump 5,000 

La Grange street 400 

Florian Way 200 

Kingsland road 500 

Glencliff road 600 

New Park avenue 200 

Kittredge street 200 

Surrey Hill Lane 300 

Altarest road 200 

Slocum road 400 

Wilma court 200 

Bryant road 300 

Florian street 300 

Meyer street 400 

Meyer court 200 

Thirty-three (33) engineering reports were made in the 
following districts: 
Boston Proper 
Arlington street 

Brighton 

Brighton avenue 

Commonwealth avenue (at Sutherland road) 



Public Works Department 83 

Length 
District in Feet 

Everett Street Bridge 
Lincoln street 
Parsons street 
Soldiers Field road 

Charlestown 
Walford Way 

Dorchester 

Auckland street 
Columbia road 
Dorchester avenue 

East Boston 

Gove Street Bridge 
Ruth street 
Waldemar avenue 
Whitby street 

Hyde Park 

Franklin terrace 

Lodgehill road 

MetropoHtan avenue 

River street (Gordon street to Reservation road) 

ROXBURY 

Chesterton street 

South Boston 
Alger street 
Boston Street Bridge 
East Sixth street 
Farragut road 
Mt. Vernon street 

West Roxbury 

Buchanan street 
Centre street 
Edgemere road 
Kiernan road 
Maple street 
Walk Hill street 
Woodbrier street 

Points for construction requested (3.36 miles) 



84 City Document No. 18 

Length 
District in Feet 

Boston Proper 

New Sudbury street 970 

Brighton 

Langley road 700 

Dorchester 

Violet street 600 

Banfield street 500 

Adams street 200 

Hyde Park 

Dana avenue 500 

Willow avenue 400 

West street 550 

Arlington street 485 

Norway park 700 

West Milton street 2,500 

Edgeway terrace 700 

ROXBURY 

Town send street 360 

Hazelwood street 365 

Humboldt court 250 

Elbert street 350 

Bower street 480 

Charlame street 762 

West Roxbury 

Lorraine street 400 

Glencliff road 600 

Maplewood road 700 

Searleroad 250 

St. Theresa avenue 400 

Boylston street 4,000 

Eminent domain takings (surveys and plans) 

Boston Proper 

Lansdowne street Off Street Parking 
Newbury street Off Street Parking 

Brighton 

Academy Hill road (Library Department) 



Public Works Department 85 

Length 
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Dorchester 

Park street Library Department 
Charles street School Department 
Freeport street School Department 

Hyde Park 

Fairview Cemetery Real Property 

Inspection of streets for reconstruction in all districts (36 

miles) 
Cross sections for construction purposes 

Boston Proper 

Dalton street 550 

New Sudbury street 970 

Scotia street 200 

Approval plans examined and approved (35) 
Widenings and relocations 

Boston Proper 

Hanover street at Clark street 

Cross sections for sewerage and water purposes 

Brighton 

Easton street 300 

West Roxbury 

Saw Mill Brook 2,100 

Gardner Street Dump (Water) .... 1,000 

Miscellaneous 

Charlestown 

Pearl street Location of wall for Building Department 

Dorchester 

Washington street (Miller's Lane) accident survey for Law 
Department 

West Roxbury 

Stony Brook encroachments Survey and Plan 
Gardner Street Dump Land Court Sub-division Plan 

Personnel of the survey section were assigned to snow re- 
moval operations including supervision, inspection and audit- 
ing of hired equipment accounts. 



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APPENDIX C 

HIGHWAY DIVISION 

Cost Summaries of Contracts 
Chapter ''90" and ''393" Streets Con- 
structed 

Streets Reconstructed 
Patching Contracts 
Bridge Maintenance Work 

Details of Expenditures on Tidewater 
Bridges 

Waterborne Traffic 

Expenditures on Inland Bridges 

Work Done by Contract 

Work Done by City Forces 

Patching Quantities 

Street Lighting Details 



Public Works Department 

TABLE 1 

Summary of Cost of Contract Street Construction and Reconstruction 
Work Performed in Highway Division During 19G5 

Chapter 90 Projects Paving Work $743,20-1 00 

"393" Streets Constructed $464,932 75 

Streets Reconstructed 1,665,374 92 

Awarded in 1965— To Be Completed in 1966 . 919,057 60 

Advertised— To Be Completed in 1966 . . 188,504 50 ^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^ 

Total $3,981,073 77 



TABLE 2 
CHAPTER 90 PROJECTS COMPLETED IN 1965 



Street 

Adams street 

Columbus avenue 

L street \ 

East Broadway/ 

West Milton street 



Condor street 

Dana avenue 

Boylston street 

Pond street 1 

Pleasant street | 
Hancock street \ 
East Cottage street 
Savin Hill avenue J 

Total 



Limits 
Gallivan Boulevard to M.B.T.A. Bridge 

Sarsfield street to Massachusetts avenue 

East Fourth street to Columbia road 
M street to Farragut road 

Boston-Dedham City Line to junction of 
Milton and Sprague streets 

Broolcs street to intersection of Condor and 
Eagle streets 

Washington street to Truman Highway 

Washington street to Centre street 

East Cottage street to Columbia road 
Hancock street to East Cottage street 
Bowdoin street to Dorchester avenue 
Edward Everett square to Pleasant street 
From 200 feet west of Dorchester avenue to 
Pleasant street 



'393'' Streets Constructed in 1965 



Contract 
Amount 

$34,823 25 
81,536 50 

111,810 60 

67,797 25 

76,994 20 
60,715 50 
67,454 10 



242,072 60 
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David road 

Evandale terrace 
Holly road 
Manchester street 
Manion road 
Manley street 
Newkirk street 
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Moss Hill road to approximately 590 feet 

westerly and southerlj^ 
Savin Hill avenue to dead end 
Jewett street to dead end 
Temple street to 230 feet East of Cedar street 
Safford street to Westminster street 
Newkirk street to Victory road 
Neponset avenue to dead end 
Northern avenue to approximately 320 feet 

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Street 

Charlame place 
Charlame street 
Laurel street 
North Charlame court 
North Charlame terrace 
South Charlame court 
South Charlame terrace 

Banfield avenue 
Copenger street 
Glencliff road 

Langley road 

Lawton terrace 
Maplewood street 

Norris road 

Pleasant street 
Rockwood terrace 
St. Theresa avenue 
Searle road 

Violet street 
Willow avenue 



Limits 

Charlame street to dead end 
Laurel street to Catawba street 
Laurel street to Humboldt avenue 
Charlame street to dead end 
Charlame street to dead end 
Charlame street to dead end 
Charlame street to dead end 



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Woodale avenue to 4L5 feet southeasterly 

Parker Hill avenue to dead end 

Dale street to 580 feet southeast of Poplar 

street 
Washington street to 560 feet east of Breck 

avenue 
Lawton street to dead end 
St. Theresa avenue to approximately 72 feet 

southeast of Searle road 
Metropolitan avenue to approximately 370 

feet southwesterly 
Vose avenue to Metropolitan avenue 
Rockwood street to dead end 
Maplewood street to Crockers Lane 
Maplewood street to approximately 180 feet 

northeasterly 
Delhi street to Crossman street 
Providence street to Hyde Park avenue $241,865 30 



TABLE 3 
STREETS RECONSTRUCTED IN 1965 



Birch street 
Bonair street 
Carroll street 
Cowing street 
Garnet road 
Glenham street 
Haydn street 
Hayes road 
Leniston street 
Lorraine street 
Midvale road 
Montvale street 
Nikisch avenue 
Symmes street 
Tarleton road 
Welland road 
Willowdean avenue 

Binney street 
Bowditch road 
Bragdon street 
Chilcott place 
Clifford street 
Dresden street 
Edgewood street 
Ernst street 
Gardner street 
Goldsmith street 



Corinth street to Durnell avenue 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway to Addington road 

Vermont street to Glenham street 

Washington street to Partridge street 

Weld street to Farmington road 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway to La Grange street 

Washington street to Nikisch avenue 

Washington street to Birch street 

Beech street to Walworth street 

Colberg avenue to lona street 

Corey street to Maple street 

Colberg avenue to dead end 

Beech street to West Roxbury Parkway 

Walter street to Fairview street 

Temple street to Chesborough road 

Temple street to Sanborn avenue 

Weld street to Parklawn road $271,558 65 

Francis street to Longwood avenue 
Moss Hill road to dead end 
Amory street to Washington street 
Washington street to dead end 
Blue Hill avenue to Warren street 
Boylston street to Spring Park avenue 
Warren street to Blue Hill avenue 
Bragdon street to West Walnut park 
Centre street to Roxbury street 
St. Joseph street to Custer street 



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Halleck street 
Hillside street 
Irwin avenue 
Miles street 
Mt. Hope street 
Myrtle street 
Neponset avenue 
Pond View avenue 
Rockview street 

Belvidere street 
Forsyth street 
Opera place 

Breed street 
Brooks street 
Cottage street 
Curtis street 
Decatur street 
Ford street 
Frankfort street 
Lillian street 
Marion street 
Maverick street 
Paris street 
Porter street 
Saratoga street 
Seaver street 
Shawsheen road 
Teragram street 
West Eagle street 
White street 

Bower street 
Bower street 

Elbert street 
Hazelwood court 

Hazelwood street 
Humboldt avenue 
Humboldt court 
Warren street 

Academy court 
Academy road 
Academy terrace 
Columbus avenue 

Ritchie street 
Slayton way 
Weaver court 
Weaver way 

Bakersfield street 
Brunswick street 
Clayton street 
Dacia street 
Dickens street 



$40,637 00 



Contract 
Limits Amount 

South Huntington avenue to Pond View avenue 
Station street to Prentiss street 
Parker Hill avenue to Parker street 
Blue Hill avenue to dead end 
Bragdon street to West Walnut park 
American Legion Highway to Mt. Hope Cemetery 
Centre street to Pond street 
Canterbury street across Halliday street 
Perkins street to beyond Pershing road 
Green street to Spring Park avenue $313,698 10 

Dalton street to Huntington avenue 
Huntington avenue to Hemenway street 
Huntington avenue to St. Stephen street 

Bennington street to Ford street 
Chelsea street to Condor street 
Sumner street to Webster street 
Chaucer street to Bennington street 
London street to Border street 
Saratoga street to Breed street 
Neptune road to 300 feet southwesterly 
St. Andrew road to Bayswater street 
Saratoga street to Bennington street 
Meridian street to across Border street 
Meridian street to Sumner street 
WiUiam Kelly square to London street 
Meridian street to Prescott street 
Sumner street to Webster street 
Bayswater street to Saratoga street 
Baj^swater street to Saratoga street 
Brooks street to Meridian street 
Trenton street to Putnam street 

Warren street to Humboldt avenue 

Humboldt avenue northwesterly approxi- 
mately 120 feet 

Humboldt avenue to Hazelwood street 

Hazelwood street westerly approximately 215 
feet 

Hazelwood street to Townsend street 

Walnut avenue to Townsend street 

Humboldt avenue to dead end 

Hazelwood street to Dale street 

Academy road to dead end 

Columbus avenue to dead end 

Academy road to dead end 

Academy road to approximately 440 feet 

northerly 
Columbus avenue to Slayton way 
Ritchie street to dead end 
Weaver way to dead end 



$289,328 70 



$338,756 97 



Academy road to dead end 

Stoughton street to Willis street 
Columbia road to 375 feet westerly 
Dickens street to Greenwich street 
Quincy street to Woodcliif street 
Adams street to Clayton street 



$139,707 00 



102 



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Street Limits 

Glenway street Harvard street to Blue Hill avenue 

Half Moon street Magnolia street to Lingard street 

Humphreys place Humphreys street to end 

Magnolia street Quincy street to Dudley street 

Ramsey street Dudley street to Hamlet street 

Rosseter street Bowdoin avenue to Eldon street 

Tuttle street Savin Hill avenue to Hartland street 

Willis street Sumner street to Pleasant street 

Awarded in 1965 — To Be Completed in 1966 



Contract 
Amount 



$271,688 50 



Branch street 
Charter street 
Cleveland place 
Cooper street 
Endicott street 
Fleet street 
Garden Court street 
Hanover avenue 
Harris street 
Margaret street 
Moon street 
Myrtle street 
North Bennet street 
North Margin street 

Parmenter street 
Pembroke street 
Prince street 
Salutation street 
Stillman street 
Tileston street 
Unity street 
West Cedar street 

Academy Hill road 

Bennett street 
Bostonia avenue 
Braemore road 
Brayton road 
Breck avenue 
Cufflin street 
Franklin street 
Hopedale street 

Kinross road 
Madeline street 
Murdock street 
Orchard road 
Orkney road 
Ransom road 
Saunders street 
Scottfield road 
Surrey street 

Dabney street 
Fenno street 
Hansford street 
Kensington park 

St. Richard street 
Warren street widening 



Charles street to Spruce street 

Hanover street to Commercial street 

Margaret street to Snow Hill street 

Washington Street North to Salem street 

Cross street to Keany square 

Hanover street to Commercial street 

Prince street to Fleet street 

North street to Hanover street 

North street to Hanover street 

Sheafe street to Prince street 

North square to Fleet street 

Hancock street to Revere street 

Salem street to Hanover street 

Stillman street to La Fayette avenue to Endicott 

street 
Hanover street to Salem street 
Warren avenue to Tremont street 
Hanover street to North square 
Hanover street to Commercial street 
Endicott street to Salem street 
Salem street to Hanover street 
Tileston street to Charter street 
Cambridge street to Pinckney street $221,604 00 

Washington street to 75 feet beyond Rush- 
more street 

Parsons street to South Hobart street 

Breck avenue to Regal street 

Commonwealth avenue to Chiswick road 

Breck avenue to Newton Line 

Washington street to Brayton road 

Nonantum street to Tremont street 

Lincoln street to Alcott street 

North Harvard street to beyond Windom 
street 

Commonwealth avenue to Sutherland road 

Faneuil street to Harriet street 

Cambridge street to 450 feet northeasterly 

Corey road to Brookline Line 

Sutherland road to Strathmore road 

Colborne road to Cla\-moss road 

Cambridge street to North Beacon street 

Commonwealth avenue to Kelton street 

Market street to Foster street $224,329 40 

Fountain street to Regent street 

Walnut avenue 196 feet easterly 

Warren street 155 feet westerly 

Rockland street 230 feet northerly and 200 

feet southerly 
Walnut avenue 350 feet easterly 
Dale street to Walnut avenue $211,705 50 



Public Works Department 



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Street 



Limits 



Contract 
Amount 



Bennington street 
Cambria street 
Dalton street 
Dorchester avenue 

Roslindale square 
Scotia street 

Boxford terrace 
Camelot court 
Eanishaw street 
Gerrish street 
Granite street 
Mt. Washington avenue 
Newsome park 
Pleasant Valley Circle 



Alger street 
C street 

East Second street 
East Sixth street 
East Third street 
East Third street 
Middle street 
Sleeper street 



At Neptune road 
Bridge to 250 feet westerly 
Belvidere street to bridge 
160 feet north of Lincoln street to Talbot 
avenue 

Dalton street to 180 feet westerly $137,882 45 

Park street to 200 feet southwesterly 

Gordon street to Warren street 

Miami avenue to 186 feet south westerlj' 

Brooks street to 820 feet northwesterly 

A street to Granite street 

Granite street to A street 

Eliot street to dead end 

West Roxbury Parkway to 450 feet westerly $123,536 25 

Advertised — To Be Completed in 1966 

Dorchester avenue to end 

West First street to 370 feet north of Fargo street 

N street to Farragut road 

H street to K street 

L street to M street 

N street to Farragut road 

Dorchester avenue to Dorchester street 

Congress street to Northern avenue $188,504 50 



TABLE 4 

PATCHING CONTRACTS AWARDED JJSi 1965 



1. Repairs to roadway, sidewalk, or driveways in 
streets under guarantee 

2. Repairs to roadway, sidewalk, or driveways 
in streets under guarantee 

3. Repairs to roadway, sidewalk, or driveways 
in streets under guarantee 

4. Repairs to roadway, sidewalk, or driveways 
in streets under guarantee 

5. Repairs to roadway, sidewalk, or driveways 
under guarantee 

6. Repairs to roadway, sidewalk, or drivewaj's 
under guarantee 

7. Repairs to sidewalks in all areas in the City 
of Boston 

8. Repairs to roadways in all areas in the City 
of Boston 

9. Repairs to sidewalks in all areas in the City 
of Boston 

PATCHING CONTRACTS AWARDED IN 
Repairs to defective sidewalks in all sections of 
the City 



S. J. Tomasello Corp. $9,502 00 

Baker & Co., Inc. 4,000 00 

Walter Reed Corp. 5,002 00 

Mario Susi & Son 2,500 00 

P. V. Barone Corp. 12,195 00 

J. J. Botti Co., Inc. 2,005 00 

J. J. Botti Co., Inc. 82,125 00 

Hot Top Pavement 139,650 00 

Cedarcrest Paving Co., Inc. 124,575 00 

1964 AND COMPLETED IN 1965 

Salah & Pecci Const. Co. $101,096 00 



104 City Document No. 18 

TABLE 5 

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE WORK PERFORMED 

IN 1965 

Contract 

Walworth Street Bridge, Roslindale — Rebuilt the decking and 
sidewalks 

Summer Street Bridge (Over Fort Point Channel) — Demolition 
of the Drawtenders House 

West Newton Street Bridge — Renewed Sidewalk on North Side 

Chelsea Street Bridge — Repaired and painted the counter- 
weight of Bridge 

Northern Avenue Bridge — Machinery Repairs to the turning 
engines 

Summer Street Bridge over Reserved Channel — Steel repairs 
to deck and chain link fence. 

City Forces 

Gove Street Footbridge, East Boston — Rebuilt walkway and 

stairs 
Central Avenue Bridge over Neponset River (between Boston 

and Milton) — Decking and sidewalk repairs 
Northern Avenue Bridge over Fort Point Channel — Decking 

and sidewalk repairs 
Fairmount Avenue Bridge, Hyde Park — Decking and sidewalk 

repairs 
Gardner Street Dump, West Roxbury — Poured reinforced 

concrete slab 
Cutting, filling and assembling forms for concrete wall in East 

Boston 
Copley Square, built, placed and repaired barricades for traffic 

pattern 
Southampton Street, Rebuilt North Roadway and repaired 

sidewalk 
Incinerator — Shore up brick building (valve house) to make 

safe after accident 
Summer Street Bridge over Fort Point Channel — Repairs to 

roadway decking and sidewalks of drawspans 
Cummins Highway Bridge, near Mattapan Square — Repairs 

to roadway decking and sidewalks of bridge 
Dock Square — Build and maintain a pedestrian barricade 
West Fourth Street Bridge — Built and erected barricades after 

fire 



Public Works Department 



105 



TABLE 6 

DETAILS OF EXPENDITURES ON TIDEWATER BRIDGES FOR THE 

YEAR 1965 



Bridges 


Drawtenders 
Salaries 


Mechanics 
Wages 


Materials 


Repair 
Bills 


Supplies, 

Utilities. 

etc. 


Totals 


Chelsea Street 

Congress Street 

Maiden 


565,266 32 

12,489 91 

4,787 82 

94,197 28 

88.383 12 

22,233 16 

39,669 92 


S2,365 15 

1.320 30 

20 70 

2.099 60 

17,391 20 

9,853 80 
4,514 00 


S384 00 

375 00 

165 00 

473 81 

2,734 05 

3,118 61 

908 15 


$293 28 
822 32 
269 00 

2,393 00 


$598 73 

721 57 

94 40 

1,534 37 

2,059 63 

24 26 

864 14 


$68,614 20 
14,906 78 
5 361 20 


Andrew P. McArdle.... 

Northern Avenue 

Summer Street (Fort 


99,127 38 
110,837 00 

37,622 83 


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


45,956 21 


Totals 


§327,027 63 


$37,564 75 


88,158 62 


$3,777 60 


$5,897 10 


$382,425 60 







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TABLE 8 

EXPENDITURES ON INLAND BRIDGES DURING 
THE YEAR 1965 



Labor 
$37,886 95 



Materials 
$10,622 78 



Total 
$48,509 73 



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

TABLE 9 
WORK DONE BY CONTRACT IN 1965 



Item 
Earth and service excavation 
Rock excavation . 
Bank gravel .... 
Crushed stone for edgestone 
Existing base removed 
Existing pavement removed 
New straight edgestone 
New circular edgestone 
New 6-foot corners 
New 2-foot corners 
Edgestone reset and relocated 
Edgestone hauled . 
Macadam base 
OA asphalt .... 
Concrete base for roadway . 
Concrete base backing up sidewalk 
Bituminous concrete berm 
Concrete masonry 
Bituminous base, roadway 
Bituminous top, roadway 
Bituminous base, sidewalk 
Bituminous top, sidewalk 
Artificial stone sidewalk 
Artificial stone driveway 
Loam (square yards) . 
Covers .... 
Catch basins and manholes remodeled 
Catch basins and drop inlets rebuilt 
Sign posts 

Parking meters reset 
Stone bounds 
Minor drain . 
Loam (cubic yards) 



Quantity 
112,988 cubic yards 
1,964 cubic yards 
128,110 tons 
6,237 tons 
9,648 square yards 
43,406 square yards 
56,250 lineal feet 
16,288 hneal feet 
1,858 each 
789 each 
75,010 lineal feet 
320 lineal feet 
32,104 tons 
289.485 gallons 
2,821 cubic yards 
210 cubic yards 
1,230 lineal feet 
350 cubic yards 
32,806 tons 
26,579 tons 
153 tons 
1,106 tons 
,285,196 square feet 
139,573 sciuare feet 
1,791 square yards 
2,635 each 
262 each 
116 each 
569 each 
19 each 
143 each 
5,875 lineal feet 
1,356 cubic yards 



108 



City Document No. 18 



Item 
Roadway area 
Catch basins and drop inlets built 
New guttermouths 
E frames and grates 
Brick sidewalks relaid 
New brick sidewalks 
Ground water drain 
Brick veneer . 
Blue stone wall capping 
Steel reinforcement 
Fire alarm posts . 
Light base 
Streetlight manholes 
3-inch conduit 
2-inch conduit 
Sod . . . . 
Handholes 



Quantity 
352,044 square yards 
221 each 
81 each 
18 each 
600 square yards 
114 square yards 
640 lineal feet 
1,900 square feet 
400 square feet 
1,650 lbs 
9 each 
132 each 
1 each 
3,879 lineal feet 
10,474 lineal feet 
876 square feet 
179 each 



TABLE 10 
WORK DONE BY CITY FORCES IN 1965 

Permanent Repairs 



Bituminous concrete roadway 
Bituminous concrete sidewalks 
Bituminous concrete driveways 
Granite block roadway . 
Macadam roadway . 
Stone wall .... 
Brick sidewalks 
Artificial stone sidewalks 
Edgestone reset (straight) 
Edgestone reset (circular) 
2-foot granite corners reset 
2-foot granite corners set 
Precast concrete curbing reset 
Chain link fence repairs . 
Loam spaces replaced 
Water boxes reset 
Catch basins remodeled (wall work) 
Guttermouths reset .... 



4,550 square yards 
3,840 square yards 
240 square yards 
250 square yards 
1,800 square yards 
2,166 cubic feet 
2,140 square yards 
52,140 square feet 
1,300 lineal feet 
135 lineal feet 
12 
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130 lineal feet 
100 lineal feet 
30 square yards 
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Temporary Repairs 

Bituminous concrete roadway and side- 
walk repairs 160,127 square yards 

Precast concrete curbing repaired . 1 ,400 lineal feet 

Debris removed from streets (sweepers, 
hand crew^s, etc.) 170,200 cubic yards 

Salt spread 28,000 tons 

Snow removal (melter, front end loaders, 

hand crews) 250,000 cubic yards 

Calcium chloride used .... 40 tons 

Catch basins cleaned .... 4,500 



Public Works Department 109 

TABLE 11 

PATCHING QUANTITIES FOR 1965 

Artificial stone sidewalks . . . 323,719 square feet 

Concrete base 150 cubic yards 

Ground water drain 662 lineal feet 

Bituminous concrete patch (base and 

top) 365,450 square feet 

Catch basin 1 

Pavement adjacent (top onty) . . 26,087 square feet 

Boxes reset 250 



TABLE 12 

MERCURY VAPOR LIGHTING PROJECTS 

In 1965 orders were issued for the installation of 3,500 
lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units 
on the following streets: 

Abby road, Brighton 2 

Alabama street, Dorchester 2 

Alcott street, Brighton 4 

Alleghany street, Roxbury 7 

Allenwood street. West Roxbury 3 

Angell street. West Roxbury 6 

Appian Way, Brighton 3 

Arboretum road. West Roxbury 3 

Archdale road. West Roxbury 4 

Ardale street, West Roxbury 5 

Argyle terrace, Dorchester 2 

Ashcroft street, West Roxbury 4 

Ashmont court, Dorchester 1 

Atkinson street. West Roxbury 7 

Avila road, Hyde Park 3 

Avon street. West Roxbury 6 

Ayr road, Brighton 2 

Badger road, Hyde Park 8 

Bailey street, Dorchester 16 

Baker place, West Roxbury 1 

Bakersfield street, Dorchester 8 

Balina place, Dorchester 1 

Ballou avenue, Dorchester 15 

Bancroft street, Roxbury 2 

Banks street, West Roxbury 1 

Bantry Way, South Boston 2 

Bateswell road, Dorchester 2 

Beacon street, Hyde Park 16 

Beaufield street, Dorchester 2 



110 



City Document No. 18 



Beaver street, Hyde Park . 
Berry street, Dorchester 
Beryl street. West Roxbury 
Bickford avenue, Roxbury . 
Billings street, West Roxbury 
Birchcroft road, Hyde Park 
Bolster street, Roxbury 
Bourneside street, Dorchester 
Boynton street. West Roxbury 
Bradbury street, Brighton 
Bradlee court, Hyde Park 
Bradlee Lane, Hyde Park 
Bradlee park, Hyde Park 
Bradston street, Roxbury 
Bremen terrace. West Roxbury 
Brewer street. West Roxbury 
Bromley street, Roxbury 
Brookfield street, West Roxbury 
Brooksdale street. West Roxbury 
Burr street. West Roxbury . 
Burt street, Dorchester 
Buttonwood street, Dorchester 
Caltha road, Brighton . 
Capen place, Dorchester 
Carlson Circle, West Roxbury 
Carol avenue, Brighton 
Centola street, Brighton 
Centre court, Dorchester 
Charles street, Dorchester . 
Charles street, Hyde Park . 
Charlesview street, Brighton 
Chiswick terrace, Brighton . 
Chittick road, Hyde Park . 
Christopher street, Dorchester 
Church street, Dorchester . 
Churchill road, West Roxbury 
Clapp street, Dorchester 
Claxton street. West Roxbury 
Claymoss road, Brighton 
Clement avenue. West Roxbury 
Cleveland street, Hyde Park 
Colchester street, Hyde Park 
Coolidge road, Brighton 
Colonial avenue, Dorchester 
Colorado street, Dorchester 
Colwell avenue, Brighton . 
Crafton Way, Roxbury 
Cranmore road, Hyde Park 
Crestwood road. East Boston 
Crockers Lane, West Roxbury 
Cypress Street terrace, West Roxbury 



Public Works Department 111 

Dalin place, Roxbury 1 

Daniel court, Hyde Park 2 

Dell avenue, Hyde Park 7 

Dell terrace, Hyde Park 2 

Delore Circle, West Roxbury 1 

Denny street, Dorchester 5 

Dent street, West Roxbury 24 

Denvir street, Dorchester 2 

Denby road, Brighton 3 

Downer avenue, Dorchester 7 

Downey court, Dorchester I 

Draper street, Dorchester 2 

Druid street, Dorchester 5 

Drumlin road, East Boston 2 

Dudley terrace, Dorchester 2 

Dunboy street, Brighton 8 

Duncklee street, Brighton 3 

Eastbourne street. West Roxbury 5 

Easton avenue, Hyde Park 6 

East on street, Brighton 8 

Eastwood Circuit, West Roxbury 14 

Eastwood place. West Roxbury 2 

Edith street, Hyde Park . ' 2 

Edna road, Dorchester 2 

Edson street, Hyde Park 2 

Electric avenue, Brighton 8 

Elene street, Dorchester 2 

Elm street. West Roxbury 11 

Ehnira street, Brighton 7 

Ely road, Dorchester 3 

Embassy road, Brighton 3 

Empire street, Brighton 7 

Ennis road. West Roxbury 3 

Eric road, Brighton 2 

Ericsson street, Dorchester 3 

Esther road. West Roxbury f 

Etna street, Brighton 7 

Etson terrace, Hyde Park 1 

Etson terrace, Hyde Park 1 

Eugenia road. West Roxbury 2 

Euston road, Brighton 7 

Fabyan street, Dorchester 5 

Farquhar street. West Roxbury 10 

Farrar avenue, Hyde Park 9 

Fendale avenue, Dorchester 4 

Fowle street. West Roxbury 1 

Fox street, Dorchester 5 

Frederick street. South Boston 2 

Frederika street, Dorchester ...... 4 

Freeport Way, Dorchester 3 

Furnival road. West Roxbury 2 



112 City Document No. 18 

Garden Court street, Boston 3 

Gardena street, Brighton 9 

Gfi.rdner street, Roxbury 2 

Garth road, West E.oxbury 4 

George street, Hyde Park 7 

Gilman street. West Roxbury 3 

Glendower road. West Roxbury 16 

Glenwood avenue, Hyde Park 9 

Ghde street, Dorchester 6 

Gordon street. West Roxbury 2 

Grassmere road, Hyde Park 4 

Greenwich street, Dorchester 8 

GreycHff road, Brighton 3 

Guild street, Roxbury 7 

Hackensack terrace. West Roxbury 2 

Halborn street 7 

Hale street, Hyde Park 3 

Half Moon street, Dorchester 4 

Halifax street, West Roxbury 1 

Halleck street, Roxbury 8 

Hampstead Lane, West Roxbury 6 

Hampstead road. West Roxbury 6 

Halsey road, Hyde Park 6 

Harding road, West Roxbury 2 

Hardwick street, Brighton 5 

Hardy street. South Boston 2 

Harriet street, Brighton 10 

Harris avenue, West Roxbury 5 

Harrow street, Dorchester 3 

Hartford court, Dorchester 1 

Hartford street, Dorchester 14 

Harvest terrace, Dorchester 1 

Harwood street, Dorchester 4 

Havey street, West Roxbury 2 

Hatherly road, Brighton 3 

Hawthorne street, Roxbury 7 

Hawthorne street. West Roxbury 4 

Heathcote street, West Roxbury 3 

Helena road, Dorchester 4 

Hemlock road. West Roxbury 7 

Highland street, Hyde Park 16 

Hilburn street, West Roxbury 9 

Hillis road, Hyde Park 6 

Holden street, Dorchester 2 

Holly road, West Roxbury 2 

Hollywood road, West Roxbury 8 

Hopkins road, West Roxbury 6 

Howard place, Dorchester 1 

Humes road, Dorchester 2 

Irena road, IDorchester 1 

Jamaica street. West Roxbury 16 



Public Works Department 



113 



John Alden road, West Roxbury 
Johnson street, West Roxbury 
Jones avenue, Dorchester . 
Juniper street, Roxbury 
Kardon road, Hyde Park . 
Kearsarge avenue, Roxbury 
Lamartine place. West Roxbury 
Lambert avenue, Roxbury . 
Lane park, Brighton 
Langford park. West Roxbury 
Latin road, West Roxbury . 
Lawton terrace, Hyde Park 
Lawley street, Dorchester . 
Legion place, West Roxbury 
Leeds ville street, Dorchester 
Leston street, Dorchester . 
Leslie street, Dorchester 
Linden avenue, Hyde Park 
Linden street, Dorchester . 
Linwood street, Hyde Park 
Littledale street. West Roxbury 
Lochland road, Hyde Park . 
Lombard street, Dorchester 
Lorene road. West Roxbury 
Lome street. West Roxbury 
Lorenzo street, Dorchester . 
Lyford street, Dorchester . 
Magee street, Hyde Park . 
Magnolia street, Dorchester 
Mahler road. West Roxbury 
Manchester street, Dorchester 
Manning street. West Roxbury 
Manor street, Dorchester . 
Manthorne road. West Roxbury 
Mansfield street, Brighton . 
Maple terrace. West Roxbury 
Maple street, Hyde Park 
Maplewood street, West Roxbury 
Marcy road, Dorchester 
Marie street, Dorchester 
Marlin road. West Roxbury 
Marlou terrace. West Roxbury 
Marsh street, Dorchester 
Maryknoll street, Dorchester 
Mary knoll terrace, Dorchester 
Mattapan street, Dorchester 
Mendell way, West Roxbury 
Merriam street. West Roxbury 
jMeshaka street, West Roxbury 



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Miami terrace, West Roxbury 1 

Millmont street, Roxbury 5 

Milton avenue, Hyde Park 18 

Monson street, Dorchester 4 

Moon street, Boston 2 

Morey road. West Roxbury 6 

Morris street, East Boston 7 

Monterey avenue, Dorchester 2 

Montcalm avenue, Brighton 5 

Mt. Vernon street, Brighton 6 

Mulvey street, Dorchester 2 

Myrick street, Brighton 4 

Newacre road, Hyde Park 4 

Newburg street, West Roxbury 19 

Newcastle street, Dorchester 2 

New Haven street, West Roxbury 1 

Oakmere street, West Roxbury 11 

Orlando street, Dorchester 10 

Oscar street, Roxbury 2 

Otis place. West Roxbury 1 

Parkman street, Dorchester 3 

Parkton road. West Roxbury 8 

Parkwood terrace. West Roxbury 2 

Partridge street, West Roxbury 11 

Paxton street, Dorchester 3 

Pelton street. West Roxbury 5 

Pershing road. West Roxbury 9 

Peter Parley road, West Roxbury 11 

Pitsmoor road. West Roxbury 1 

Pleasant Hill avenue, Dorchester 7 

Pleasant Hill terrace, Dorchester 1 

Pleasant Valley Circle, West Roxbury .... 3 

Pontiac street, Roxbury 10 

Port Norfolk street, Dorchester 7 

Powell street. West Roxbury 2 

Presentation road, Brighton 8 

Priscilla road, Brighton 6 

Providence street, Hyde Park 6 

Quincefield street, Dorchester 2 

Quinn Way, West Roxbury 4 

Rand street, Roxbury 2 

Rangeley street, Dorchester 4 

Reynolds road, Hyde Park 2 

Rich street, Dorchester 5 

Richmond street, Dorchester 12 

Rickerhill road. West Roxbury 2 

Rita road, Dorchester 6 

Riverdale street, Brighton 5 

Rivermoor street. West Roxbury 9 

Roanoke avenue. West Roxbury 4 

Robinwood avenue. West Roxbury 14 



Public Works Department 115 

Rockwood street, West Roxbury 10 

Rocky Nook terrace, West Roxbury .... 2 

Rose Garden Circle, Brighton 2 

Rowell street, Dorchester 4 

Roy street, Roxbury 2 

Rumford road. West Roxbury 3 

Running Brook road. West Roxbury .... 6 

Rushmore street. West Roxbury .... 5 

Rustlewood road. West Roxbury 3 

Ryder Hill road, Brighton 1 

St. Brendan road, Dorchester 8 

St. Rose street, West Roxbury 3 

Sanderson place, Brighton 2 

Savannah avenue, Dorchester 10 

Savin Hill court, Dorchester 2 

Schirmer road, West Roxbury 13 

Schubert street. West Roxbury 2 

Sedgwick street, West Roxbury 11 

Shannon street, Brighton 6 

Skyline road, Hyde Park 3 

Slocum road. West Roxbury 9 

South view street, Dorchester 2 

Starbird avenue, West Roxbury 3 

Starr Lane, West Roxbury 7 

Stearns road. West Roxbury 4 

Stella road. West Roxbury 6 

Stellman road. West Roxbury 7 

Stratton street, Dorchester 14 

Sturbridge street, Dorchester 6 

Summer street. West Roxbury 8 

Summit street, Hyde Park 1 

Susanna court, Hyde Park 2 

Tafthill terrace. West Roxbury 4 

Tennyson street, West Roxbury 9 

Termine avenue. West Roxbury 1 

Thomas park. South Boston 19 

Thomas street. West Roxbury 3 

Thorn street, Hyde Park 3 

Thurlow street. West Roxbury 4 

Tileston street, Boston 5 

Tobin road, West Roxbury 1 

Topeka street, Roxbury 7 

Tread way road, Dorchester 3 

Valencia road, Hyde Park 3 

Van Brunt street. Hyde Park 8 

Verona street. West Roxbury 2 

Verrill street, Dorchester 4 

Vincent road. West Roxbury ...... 12 

Vose avenue, Hyde Park 3 

Wabash street, Dorchester 4 

Wachusett street. West Roxbury 12 



116 City Document No. 18 

Water street, Dorchester 4 

Weitz street, Brighton 2 

Wendeller street, South Boston 1 

Wenlock road, Dorchester 3 

Wensley street, Roxbury 10 

West street, Hyde Park 34 

Westmoreland street, Dorchester 3 

Westmoor road, West Roxbury 2 

Wharton court, Hyde Park 2 

Whitby terrace, Dorchester 3 

Wildwood street, Dorchester 9 

WiUiams avenue, Hyde Park 20 

Willow avenue, Hyde Park 2 

Wilson street, West Roxbury 1 

Wilton street, Hyde Park 3 

Windom street, Brighton 2 

Wolfe street, West Roxbury 4 

Woodchff street, Dorchester 8 

Wooddale avenue, Dorchester 4 

Woodfield street, Dorchester 2 

Woodland road. West Roxbury 3 

Woodley avenue, West Roxbury 12 

Woodside avenue. West Roxbury 3 

Woodville street, Roxbury 6 

Woodworth street, Dorchester 3 

Zamora court. West Roxbury 1 

Zamora street, West Roxbury 5 

Zeller street, West Roxbury 4 

Total 1,874 



In 1965 orders were issued for the installation of 7,000 
lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units 
on the following streets: 

Ana wan avenue, West Roxbury 4 

Auburn street, Roxbury 5 

Austin street, Hyde Park 26 

Bellevue street. West Roxbury 32 

Bigelow street, Brighton 23 

Bird street, Dorchester 5 

Brooks street. East Boston 25 

Brookside avenue. West Roxbury 16 

Calumet street, Roxbury 15 

Charter street, Boston 10 

Church street, West Roxbury 31 

Clayton street, Dorchester 12 

Day street, Roxbury 15 

Dearborn street, Roxbury 5 



Public Works Department 117 

Dickens street, Dorchester 7 

East street, Dorchester 8 

Exeter street, Boston 13 

Franklin street, Brighton 7 

Hallet street and square, Dorchester .... 14 

Hereford street, Boston U 

Hillside street, Roxbury 23 

Hill Top street, Dorchester 13 

Humphreys street, Dorchester 9 

Island street, Roxbury 8 

Jersey street, Boston 8 

K street. South Boston 27 

Kilmarnock street, Boston 11 

King street, Dorchester 6 

Linden street, Brighton 14 

Magnolia street, Dorchester 16 

Major Michael J. O'Connor Way, South Boston . . 5 

Marine road, South Boston 17 

Maverick street, East Boston 10 

Metropolitan avenue, Hyde Park 39 

Norfolk avenue, Roxbury and Dorchester ... 28 

O street. South Boston 19 

Paris street. East Boston 27 

Parish street, Dorchester 3 

Parkman street, Dorchester 13 

Perrin street, Roxbury 8 

Pleasantdale Road Extension, West Roxbury ... 2 

Pond street. West Roxbury 7 

Prentiss street, Roxbury 8 

Prescott street. East Boston 9 

Putnam street, Roxbury 3 

Ramsey street, Dorchester 4 

Richmond street, Dorchester 4 

St. Alphonsus street, Roxbury 1 

Saratoga street, East Boston 29 

Shelby street. East Boston 4 

Starr Lane, West Roxbury 7 

Summit street, Hyde Park 18 

Terrace street, Roxbury 16 

Trenton street. East Boston 20 

Wakefield avenue, Hyde Park 5 

Washington street, Hyde Park 15 

West Fifth street, South Boston 5 

White street, East Boston 9 

Total 754 

In 1965 orders were issued for the installation of 11,000 
lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units 
on the following streets : 



118 



City Document No. 18 



Beacon street, Hyde Park . 
Call street, West Roxbury . 
Cornell street, West Roxbury 
Dana avenue, Hyde Park . 
Glen road, West Roxbury . 
Harvard street, Dorchester 
Lamartine street, Roxbury . 
St. Thomas More road, Brighton 
Seaver street, Dorchester 
South street. West Roxbury 
Walley street. East Boston . 
West street, Hyde Park 



Total 



16 
13 

9 
16 
10 
39 
13 
34 

6 
32 
29 

7 

224 



In 1965 orders were issued for the installation of 20,000 

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

Cambridge street, Brighton 50 

Dudley street, Roxbury 11 

East Broadway, South Boston 24 

Hancock street, Dorchester 14 

Hyde Park avenue, Hyde Park 48 

Massachusetts avenue, Boston 15 

Perkins street. West Roxbury 13 

Pleasant street, Dorchester 25 

Pond street, Dorchester 3 

Porter street. East Boston 6 

River street, Hyde Park 15 

South Huntington avenue. West Roxbury ... 38 

Washington street, Brighton 34 

Total 296 



In 1965 orders were issued for the installation of 7,000 
lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units 
on the following city-owned streets : 



Academy court, Roxbury 7 

Amy court, Boston 2 

Arlington Street Bridge Approach, Boston ... 4 

Beacon street at Mountfort Street Approach, Boston . 2 

Total 15 



Public Works Department 119 

Blossom court, Boston 3 

Bower street, Roxbury 10 

Burbank street, Roxbury 8 

Charlame street, Roxbury 22 

Elbert street, Roxbury 3 

Forsyth street, Boston 4 

Harrison avenue at Hudson Street Bridge Approach . 7 

Hazelwood court, Roxbury 1 

Hudson street, Boston 8 

Humboldt court, Roxbury 2 

Lake Shore road, Brighton 10 

Slayton Way, Roxbury 6 

Thoreau Path, Boston 24 

Weaver court, Roxbury 9 

Total 117 



In 1965 orders were issued for the installation of 20,000 
lumen lamps and the replacement of old lighting units 
on the following city-owned streets: 

Albany street, Boston 8 

Arlington Street Bridge Approach, Boston ... 7 

Beacon Street Bridge Approach, Boston ... 10 

Beacon street at Mountfort Street Approach, Boston . 7 

Belvidere street, Boston 10 

Bowdoin street, Boston 6 

Bower street, Roxbury 28 

Boylston street, Boston 7 

Boylston Street Bridge Approach, Boston ... 9 

Columbus avenue, Boston 36 

Commonwealth avenue Bridge Approach, Boston . . 8 

Commonwealth avenue at BU Bridge, Boston . . 10 

Dalton street, Roxbury 12 

Dartmouth street, Boston 10 

Harrison avenue at Hudson Street Bridge Approach, 

Boston 4 

Humboldt avenue, Roxbury 10 

Huntington Avenue Bridge Approach, Boston . . 27 

Kneeland Street Bridge Approach, Ramp "R", Boston 10 

Martha road, Boston 9 

St. Alphonsus street, Roxbury 15 

Scotia street, Roxbury 3 

Somerset street, Boston 4 

Warren street, Roxbury 6 

Total 256 



120 City Document No. 18 

Gas Lamp Program 

During the year 1965 there were 238 gas lamps main- 
tained by the City of Boston. There were 112 gas lamps 
installed for the year 1965. 

Maintenance of Police Spotlights 

The maintenance of 97 police spotlights continued 
for the year 1965. There were no new installations for 
the year 1965. 



Public Works Department 121 

APPENDIX D 

SANITARY DIVISION 

Table 1. — Payments to Refuse Collection Contractors 
to March 31, 1965 

Table 2. — Payments to Refuse Collection Contractors 
April 1-December 31, 1965 

Table 3. — Payment for Rental of Dumps 
Removal of Garbage 
Removal of Incinerator Residue 
Removal of Derelict Automobiles 

Table 4. — Expenditures 

Table 5. — Operating Costs 

Table 6.— Unit Costs 



122 



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TABLE 1 

PAYMENTS TO REFUSE COLLECTION CONTRACTORS, FIRST THREE 
MONTHS — JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 



District 


Contractor 


Total 3 Months 
Payments 


1 A Charlestown 


Banco Corporation 


$16,128 00 






2 Jamaica Plain 


Joseph Amara & Sons, Inc 


45 939 20 


3 Dorchester (N) 


Jeffries Disposal Corporation 


77,785 60 






63,091 20 
28,569 60 
57,600 00 
80,460 80 


5 South Boston 


United Contracting Co Inc of Boston 






7 Dorchester (S) 




8 Hyde Park . . 


Jeffries Disposal Corporation . . . . 


36 288 00 












61,734 40 








Total 3 Months 




$578 163 20 









TABLE 2 

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



District 


Contractor 


Total 9 Months 
Payments* 






$50,440 86 


IB Boston Proper 


James A. Freaney, Inc 


262,397 50 






148,255 97 


3 Dorchester (N) 




244,385 60 




202,248 91 




United Contracting Co Inc , of Boston 


92,689 90 






193,832 10 






260,574 74 


8 Hyde Park 


Jeffries Disposal Corporation 


118,374 18 






96,606 44 






194,291 21 












$1,864,097 41 






578,163 20 










$2,442,260 61 









Includes increased labor costs 



Public Works Department 



123 



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88 



fill 



124 City Document No. 18 

TABLE 4 

1965 UNIT COSTS 

( 1 ) Administrative 

$34,511 06 Less than 1 percent of total cost 

(2) Collection Contracts 

S2,621,056 68 

261,602 tons a year $10 02 ton 

<3) Alley Cleaning 
$114,204 29 

5,900 tons a year $19 36 ton 

<4) Litter Baskets 
$48,695 40 

925 baskets 
240,500 servicings $0 20 servicing 

(5) Market Cleaning 

$22,821 46 

2,080 tons a year $10 97 ton 

(6) Abandoned Vehicles 

$14,087 45 

1,867 cars $7 97 car 

(7) Education and Enforcement 

$76,687 26 Less than 2 percent of total cost 

(8) Incinerator 

$838,759 12 

151,890 tons a year $5 52 ton 

(9) Gardner Street Dump 

^$137,788 

97,144 tons a year $1 42 ton 

<10) Saugus Dump Rental 
$37,500 
12,570 tons a year $2 98 ton 

<11) Garbage Disposal 
$26,100 
45,740 cubic yards a year $0 57 cubic yard 

* Sanitary Land Fill only 6 months 

Expenditures in 1965: 

Payments to Refuse Collection Contractors . . . $2,442,260 61 

Payments for Rental of Saugus Dump .... 37,500 00 

Payments for Removal of Garbage 26,100 00 

Payments for Removal of Derelict Automobiles . . 9,087 45 

Payments for Removal of Incinerator Residue . . 118,988 62 

Total Collection & Disposal Contract Pymta . . $2,633,936 68 
Payroll Totals were as follows : 

Administrative & General Services $63,841 11 

Collection Section 373,956 82 

Disposal Section 519,716 48 

Total Payrolls $957,514 41 

Temporary Employees $30,015 00 

Overtime Payrolls 124,891 18 

Total Sanitary Division Payrolls $1,112,420 59 

Incinerator Operation & Maintenance Costs other than (labor) $127,197 00 

Payments on other contracts 95,869 00 

Supplies and Materials (other than Incinerator) . . 17,090 00 

Miscellaneous (advertising, rental of equipment, etc.) . 11,846 00 

Grand total expenditure $3,998,358 00 



Public Works Department 125 

TABLE 5 

1965 UNIT OPERATING COSTS 

Administrative Section 

Payroll $32,258 56 



Office Supplies 2,252 50 

Collection Section 

Collection Contracts $2,442,260 61 

Payroll 172,946 07 

Inspectors Phones 300 00 

Advertisements in Newspapers . . 5,000 00 

Supplies and Materials .... 550 00 

Alley Cleaning 

Payrolls $113,177 29 

Materials and Tools .... 1,027 00 

Litter Baskets 

Payrolls $44,815 40 

New baskets and parts .... 3,880 00 

Market Cleaning 

Payrolls $22,821 46 

Abandoned Cars 

Contractor $9,087 45 

Film 500 00 

Supervision 4,500 00 

Education and Enforcement 

Payroll $69,187 26 

Uniforms 1,500 00 

Spring Campaign 6,000 00 

Disposal Section 
Incinerator 

Payroll $592,573 50 

Maintenance 127,197 00 

Residue 118,988 62 

Gardner Street Dump 

Payroll $58,501 00 

Cover Material 79,287 00 

Saugus Dump $37,500 00 

Garbage Disposal 

Victory Road $13,050 00 

Gardner Street 13,050 00 



$34,511 06 

$2,621,056 68 

$114,204 29 

$48,695 40 
$22,821 46 

$14,087 45 

$76,687 26 

$838,759 12 

$137,788 00 
$37,500 00 

$26,100 00 



Public Works Department 127 

APPENDIX E 

SEWER DIVISION 

Table 1 — Financial Statement 

Table 2 — Summary of Sewer Construction 

Table 3 — Length of Sewers 

Table 4 — Number of Catch Basins 

Table 5 — Maintenance Statistics 

Table 6 — Sewerage Works Contracts 



128 



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TABLE 1 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

SEWER USE CHARGE— 1965 



Balance from 1964 (Appropriations) 
Receipts : 

Sewer Use 

Tax Titles, Sewer Use . 

Transfer to appropriations . 



$3,163,119 08 
90,819 06 



$3,253,938 14 
12,314 25 



$12,041 50 



3,266,252 39 
$3,278,293 89 



EXPENDITUKES: 

Sewer Service 
Departmental Equipment 
Pensions and Annuities 
Pensions, State-Boston 
Public Works Department 
Collecting Division 
Data Processing Unit . 
Debt and Interest 
M.D.C. Assessment— 1965 
M.D.C. Underestimate— 1964 



$683,116 44 
29,583 15 

166,029 16 
50,528 90 

142,827 00 
32,057 00 
35,940 00 

759,564 34 
1,720,861 51 

101,426 28 



Deficit 



$3,721,933 78 
$443,639 89 



NON-REVENUE EXPENDITURES— 1965 

Sewerage Works Loan : 

Office and Engineers Salaries . $150,424 58 

Miscellaneous Bills .... 23,826 11 

Service Orders 7,036 65 

Contracts 515,159 22 

$696,446 56 

Boston Redevelopment Projects: 

Washington Park $143,085 65 



Public Works Department 



129 



TABLE 2 

Summarv of Sewer Construction for Twelve Months Ending 
December 31, 1965 



District 


Built by 

City Either 

by Contract 

or Dav 

Labor 


Built by 
Private 
Parties 


Shared by 

City and 

Government 


Total Lengths Built 


City Proper 


Linear Feet 
132.00 


Linear Feet 


Linear Feet 
2,994.00 
13,515.00 


Linear Feet 
3,126.00 
13,515.00 


Miles 
0.59 






2.56 




































5,843.00 
10,466.00 
2,052.00 
3,444.00 


930.00 
1,319.00 




6,773.00 
11,785.00 
2,052.00 
3,808.00 


1.28 


West Roxbury 




2.17 






0.39 


Hvde Park 


364.00 




0.72 










21,937.00 


2,613.00 


16,509.00 


41,059.00 


7.71 







Summary of Sewer Construction for Five Years Previous to January I, 1966 





1961 


1962 


1963 


1964 


1965 


Built by city— by contract or 


Linear Feet 

13,694.37 
2,876.85 
7,904.30 


Linear Feet 

26,557.27 
3,937.56 


Linear Feet 

14,206.85 
2,428.97 
2,430.00 


Linear Feet 

39,813 50 
2,749.20 


Linear Feet 
21,937.00 


Built by private parties . . 


2,613.00 


Shared by city and government . . 


16,509.00 










24,475.52 


30,494.83 


19,056.82 


42,562.70 


41,059.00 







130 



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TABLE 3 
TOTAL LENGTH OF SEWERS 

]\liles 
Common sewers and surface drains built previous 

to January 1, 1965 1,354.605 

Common sewers and surface drains built between 

January 1 and December 31, 1965 . . . 7.710 

Common sewers and surface drains built ending • 

December 31, 1965 1,362.315 

Abandoned sewers ending December 31, 1965 . 1.970 



Grand total 1,360.345 



TABLE 4 
CATCH BASINS UNDER JURISDICTION OF SEWER DIVISION 





Catch Bassins for Twelve Months Ending 
December 31, 1965 


Total for Entire City 


District 


Number Built 
or Rebuilt 


Number 
Abandoned 
or Removed 


Net Increase 


Previous 

Report through 

December 31, 

1964 


Grand 

Total to 

December 31, 

1965 




11 
29 



16 
13 
4 
13 



9 









11 
20 



16 
13 
4 
13 


3,803 
3,611 
1,522 
1,237 
871 
2,158 
4,856 
5,808 
1,596 


3,814 


Roxbury 


3,631 


South Boston 


1,522 




1,237 


Charles town 


871 




2,174 




4,869 


Dorchester . . 


5,812 


Hyde Park 


1,609 






Totals 


86 


9 


77 


25,462 


25,539 



Public Works Department 



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TABLE 5 
AlAFNTENANCE STATISTICS 



1965 



1964 



1963 



Complaints received and investigated 

Catch basins and manholes freed and/or repaired 

Sewers repaired 

Sewers cleaned (miles) 

House drains constructed/repaired (inspected) 

Municipal liens reported to Collector 

Inspected sealed-off drains at site of demolished buildings 



3,390 

1,033 

23 

2.42 

557 

5,671 

340 



6,480 
308 
29 
1.9 
700 

5,461 



3,235 

1,042 

34 

2.13 



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1965 


„M 


1963 




43388 M.G. 

118.87 M.G. 

,7.S, 


42765 M.G. 
117.16 M.G. 

$6.47 


43529 M.G. 


Sewage pumped average flow 


119.26 M.G. 


Pumping cost per M.G 


S5.28 







132 



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TABLE 5 
METERS AND CONNECTION PIECES 



1965 



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Connection pieces in service December 31, 1965 .... 6,110 

Total meters and connection pieces in service December 31, 1965 95,119 



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METERS IN SERVICE DECEMBER 31, 1965 





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