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MUIICIPAL EEGISTEE 

FOR 1926. 




THE CITY SEAL 
As it appeared prior to 1827. 

The City Seal was adopted by ''An Ordinance to 
Establish the City Seal," passed January 2, 1823, which 
provides "That the design hereto annexed, as sketched 
by John R. Penniman, giving a view of the City, be the 
device of the City Seal; that the motto be as follows, 
to wit: 'Sicut patribus sit Deus nobis'; and that the 
inscription be as follows: — 'Bostonia condita, A.D. 
1630. Civitatis regimine donata, A.D. 1822.'" The 
motto is taken from 1 Kings, viii., 57: ''God be with 
us as He was with our fathers." 

The seal as it first appeared is shown above. 

The seal as it was afterwards changed, and has ever 
since continued to be used, was first shown on page 221 
of the volume of laws and ordinances, commonly known 
as the "First Revision," published in 1827, and is 
estabhshed as the City Seal at the present time by 
Revised Ordinances of 1914, Chapter 1, Section 5, 
which provides that "The seal of the City shall be 
circular in form; shall bear a view of the City; the 
motto 'SicuT Patribus Sit Deus Nobis,' and the 
inscription, 'Bostonia Condita, A.D. 1630. Civitatis 
Regimine Donata, A.D. 1822,' as herewith set forth." 

The seal as changed in 1827 is shown on the opposite 
page. 




SEAL OF THE CITY 

OF 

BOSTON. 



CITY OF BOSTON 
IN CITY COUNCIL 

February 2, 1925. 
ORDERED: That the Statistics Department be authorized, 

UNDER the direction OF THE COMMITTEE ON RuLES, TO PREPARE AND 
HAVE PRINTED THE MUNICIPAL REGISTER FOR 1925, AND THAT THE ClERK 

OP Committees be authorized to prepare and have printed a 

POCKET EDITION OP THE ORGANIZATION OP THE CiTT GOVERNMENT AND 
HEADS OP departments; the EXPENSE THUS INCURRED TO BE CHARGED 

to the appropriation for city documents. 

Passed. Approved by the Mayor, February 3, 1925. 

Attest: 

W. J. DOYLE, 

Assistant City Clerk. 



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[Document 35 — 1925.] 

CITY OF BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL REGISTEE 
FOE 1925 

CONTAINING • 

A REGISTER OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, 

RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL, 

AMENDED CITY CHARTER OF 1909, 

WITH CHANGES SINCE, 

INCLUDING THE 

IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS OF 1924, 
NOTES ON THE CITY DEPARTMENTS, 

WITH 

LISTS OF EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS, 
THE CITY ORDINANCES ENACTED SINCE 1914, 

ALSO 

THE NEW WARD BOUNDARIES, 

AND 

MEMBERSHIP OF FORMER CITY GOVERNMENTS, Ere. 



COMPILED AND EDITED BY THE STATISTICS 
DEPARTMENT. 



Of 
CITY OF BOSTON 

PRINTING DEPARTMET^T 

1925 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Contents. 



Introduction 

The City Government, 1925. . 

Officials of the City Council 

Committees of the City Council 

Rules of the City Council .... 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with changes to 1923) 

Amendments of City Charter in 1924 

Officers in charge of executive departments, with term, salary, etc., 

Notes on the executive departments, lists of their officials, with 

term of each 

Various City, County and State officers, wdth term, etc 

Various departments, commissions, courts, etc., with officials and 

assistants 

Boston Retirement System (with changes of 1924) 
City Ordinances, 1914-1925 . . . . *' . 

Regulation of Building Heights 

Boundaries of the 22 wards (new) 

Members of City Government by years, 1909-1924 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 1924 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen, 1855 to 1909 

Presidents of the Common Council, 1822 to 1909 . 

Presidents of the City Council, 1909 to 1924 . 

Orators of Boston, annually appointed, 1771 to 1924 

Boston members of 1925-26 State Legislature 

Members of 69th Congress from Massachusetts, with Boston's 

Congressional districts 

Foreign Consuls in Boston 

Additions and Corrections 

Legislative Acts and Resolves of 1925 Pertaining to Boston 



Page 

7,8 

9 

10, 11 

12 

13-18 

19-33 

34-43 

44-46 

47-109 
112,113 

114-138 
138-140 
141-182 
182-184 
186-199 
202-205 
206 

207, 208 

208, 209 
210 

210, 211 
212 

213 

214 

215 

215-217 



INTRODUCTION. 



INTEODUCTION. 



The City Government annually issued a volume from 

1821 to 1829 containing a register of the City Council 
and a list of the officers. In 1829 the City Charter, in 
1830 the Acts relating to Boston and the ordinances, 
and in 1832 an index, were added. The volume for 

1822 contained fifteen pages, and for 1840 eighty-eight, 
including three pages of index. The volumes up to and 
including 1840 bear the title: The Rules and Orders 
of the Common Council. 

Beginning in 1841 a much improved volume — The 
Municipal Register — was substituted, containing the 
Rules and Orders of the Common Council, joint rules, 
ordinances of the (?^ity, statutes of the Commonwealth 
relating to the City, a list of the public schools, the City 
Government of 1841, the committees and departments 
(consisting at that time of the treasury, law, police, 
health, public land and buildings, lamps and bridges, 
fire, and public charitable institutions), and a fist of the 
ward officers. From 1842 to 1864 it also contained a 
list of the members of preceding City Governments, a 
necrological record of those members, the latest ordi- 
nances and the special statutes relating to the City; 
in 1851 a list of the annual orators was added, and in 
1853 a map of the City and the Rules of the Board of 
Aldermen. In 1876 statistics of registration and voting 
were included, since 1879 in tabulated form. 

From 1889 to 1896, inclusive. The Municipal 
Register also contained a compilation of the Charter 
with the revision of 1854 and the amendments of 1885 
and thereafter. The Amended Charter of 1909 (15 



8 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

pages) was added in 1910, and the various changes in 
same since that year have been stated in footnotes. 

In 1924 the important amendments to the Charter 
enacted in that year (10 pages) were included. 

The 1925 volume contams, as the latest addition, 
descriptions of the ward boundaries as fixed for the 22 
new wards (formerly 26) in December, 1924. 

Beginning in 1924, The Boston Year Book, the most 
comprehensive municipal publication yet undertaken, 
was issued. It treats extensively of municipal activi- 
ties as well as community conditions and interests, 
containing illustrations and diagrams. This publica- 
tion, covering a different and much broader field than 
The Municipal Register, is not intended to absorb 
that annual document, now 84 years old and having a 
reputation to live up to, but the statistical tables (52 
pages) heretofore contained in the latter will be con- 
tinued in the Year Book, thus permitting for The 
Municipal Register a desirable reduction in size and 
an earlier issuance. 



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CITY COUNCIL V^ 



rrtESIDENT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 
GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON, 
1925. 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

Residence, 
350 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain. 



BOSTON CITY COUNCIL, 1925. 

[Stat. 1909, Chap. 486; Stat. 1912, Chap. 574; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 630, 730; 
Spec. Stat. 1916, Chap. 269; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. 196; Stat. 1924, 
Chaps. 328 and 479.] 

James T. Moriarty,* President. 

TERM ENDS IN FEBRUARY, 1927. 

Daniel W. Lane, . . . 291 Beacon St. 

James T. Moriarty, 280 Dorchester St., South Boston. 
James T. Purcell, 90 Moraine St., Jamaica Plain. 

TERM ENDS IN FEBRUARY, 1926. 

David J. Brickley, . . 642 Washington St., City. 
William C. S. Healey, 193 Webster St., East Boston. 
James A. Watson, . . 38 Thornton St., Roxbury. 

TERM ENDS IN FEBRUARY, 1925. 

John A. Donoghue, . 47 Prince St., Jamaica Plain. 
George F. Gilbody, 43 Rosemont Road, Dorchester. 
William J. Walsh, . . 43 Hopedale St., AUston. 

Salary, $1,500 each. 

* Elected on February 2, 1925. 
Note. — By Chap. 479, Acts of 1924, the terms of all members of the 
City Council expire on the first Monday in January, 1926. On the same 
date a new City Council of 22 members (one from each ward) will take 
office. 



10 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, §30; Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, §2; Stat. 1901, 

Chap. 332; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 11; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 8; 

Stat. 1909, Chap. 486; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 11.] 

Clerk, ex officio. 
James Donovan, 71 Emerald Street. 

Assistant Clerk, ex officio. 
Wilfred J. Doyle, 81 Wellington Hill Street, Dorchester. 

Regular meetings in Council Chamber, City Hall, fourth floor, 
Mondays at 2 P. M. 



OFFICIALS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

CITY MESSENGER. 
Office, City Hall, Room 55, fourth floor. 

Edward J. Leary. 

The City Messenger attends all meetings of the City Council and 
committees thereof, and has the care and distribution of all documents 
printed for the use of the City Council, also the regular department reports. 
He has charge of the City flagstaffs, the display of flags in the public 
grounds, and the roping off of streets and squares on public occasions. 

CLERK OF COMMITTEES. 
Office, City Hall, Room 56, fom-th floor. 

John E. Baldwin. 

The Clerk of Committees acts as the clerk of all committees of the City 
Council, keeps the records of their meetings, and has charge of the City 
Hall Reference Library. 



CITY COUNCIL. 11 

SECRETARY OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

William J. J. O'Neil. 

The Secretary of the City Council is also Assistant Clerk of Committees, 
and performs the duties of the Clerk in the latter 's absence or in case of 
vacancy of his position. 

ASSISTANT CITY MESSENGER. 
City Hall, Room 55, 

Fredeeick J. Glenn. 

The Assistant City Messenger performs the duties of the City Messenger 
in the latter's absence or in case of vacancy of his pcsition. 

OFFICIAL REPORTER OF PROCEEDINGS. 

Edwaed W. Harnden. 



12 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



COMMITTEES OF THE CITY COUNCIL,* 
19 3 5. 



STANDING COMMITTEES. 
Apfropkiations. — All the members, Councillor PurceU, Chairman. 
Executive Committee. — All the members, Coimcillor Watson, Chairman. 
Finance. — All the members. Councillor Lane, Chairman. 
Ordinances. — AU the members. Councillor Healey, Chairman. 

Branch Libraries. — Coun. Donoghue, Healey, Gilbody, Purcell, 

Walsh. 

Claims. — Coun. Walsh, Brickley, Lane, Watson, Gilbody. 

County Accounts. — Coun. Watson, Brickley, Donoghue, Purcell, 
Walsh. 

Fire Hazard. — Coun. Gilbody, Brickley, Walsh, Lane, Healey. 

Inspection of Prisons. — Coun. Brickley, Walsh, Watson, Lane, Gilbody, 

Legislative Matters. — Coun. Donoghue, Watson, Healey, Purcell, 
Walsh. 

Parkman Fund. — Coun. Lane, Watson, Brickley, Walsh, Purcell. 

Printing. — Coun. Donoghue, Brickley, Watson, Healey, Purcell. 

Public Lands. — Coun. Brickley, Watson, Gilbody, Healey, Walsh. 

Soldiers' Relief. — Coun. Brickley, Gilbody, Watson, Walsh, Lane. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 
Rules. — Coun. Donoghue, Purcell, Gilbody. 
Jitneys. — Coun. Brickley, Lane, Watson, Walsh, Gilbody. 
Unclaimed Baggage. — Coun. Moriarty, Donoghue. 

* Appointed by President of City Council and announced at meeting on 
February 16, 1925. Of the 13 committees following the first four, the 
member first named is Chairman. 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 13 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL.* 



Day of Meeting. 
Rule 1. Unless otherwise ordered from time to time the regular 
meeting of the city council shall be held on every Monday at two o'clock 
p. m. Special meetings may be called by the president at his discretion, 
and by the city clerk for the purpose only of drawing jurors. 

President. 

RtTLE 2. The president of the council shall take the chair at the hour 
to which the council shall have adjourned and shall call the members to 
order, and, a quorum being present, shall proceed with the regular order 
of business. In the absence of the president the senior member by age 
present shall preside as temporary president or until a presiding officer 
is chosen. 

Rule 3. The president shall preserve decorum and order, may speak 
to points of order in preference to other members, and shall decide all 
questions of order, subject to an appeal. Any member may appeal 
from the decision of the chair, and, when properly seconded, no other 
business, except a motion to adjourn or to lay on the table, shall be in 
order until the question on appeal has been decided. The question shall 
be put as follows: 

"Shall the decision of the chair stand as the judgment of the council f" 
The vote shall be by a roll call, and it shall be decided in the affirmative 
unless a majority of the votes are to the contrary. 

Rule 4. The president shall propound all motions in the order in 
which they are moved, unless the subsequent motion shall be previous 
in its nature, except that, in naming sums and fixing times, the largest 
sum and the longest time shall be put first. 

Rule 5. The president shall, at the request of any member, make a 
division of a question when the sense will admit. 

Rule 6. The president shall, without debate, decide all questions 
relating to priority of business to be acted upon. 

Rule 7. The president shall declare all votes; but if any member 
doubts a vote, the president shall cause a rising vote to be taken, and, 
when any member so requests, shall cause the vote to be taken or verified 
by yeas and nays. 

Rule 8. The president shall appoint all committees, fill all vacancies 
therein, and designate the rank of the members thereof. 

* At the meeting of the City Council on February 2, 1925, the rules 
of the City Council of 1924 were adopted as the rules of the City Council 
of 192.5 until such time as the Committee on Rules report permanent 
rules. 



14 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Rule 9. When the president of the council or the president fro tempore 
shall desire to vacate the chair he may call any member to it; but such 
substitution shall not continue beyond an adjournment. 



Motions. 

Rule 10. Every motion shall be reduced to writing if the president 
shall so direct. 

Rule 11. A motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible; 
but a motion to strike out being lost shall not preclude amendment, or 
a motion to strike out and insert. 

Rule 12. No motion or proposition of a subject different from that 
under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment. 

Rule 13. When an order or resolution relates to a subject which 
may properly be examined and reported upon by an existing committee 
of the city council, such order or resolution shall, upon presentation, be 
referred to such committee. When a motion is made to refer any subject, 
and different committees are proposed, the motion shall be put in the 
following order : 

1. To a standing committee of the council. 

2. To a special committee of the council. 

Any member offering a motion, order or resolution, which is referred 
to a committee, shall be given a hearing on the same by the committee 
before a report is made thereon, provided he so requests at the time of 
offering the order or before final action by the committee. 

Rule 14. After a motion has been put by the president it shall not be 
withdrawn except by unanimous consent. 

Rule 15. When a question is under debate the following motions 
only shall be entertained, and shall have precedence in the order in which 
they stand arranged: 

1. To adjourn. 

2. To lay on the table. 

3. The previous question. 

4. To close debate at a specified time. 

5. To postpone to a day certain. 

6. To commit. 

7. To amend. 

8. To postpone indefinitely. 

Rule 16. A motion to adjoiurn shall be in order at any time, except 
on an immediate repetition, or pending a verification of a vote; and that 
motion, the motion to lay on the table, the motion to take from the table, 
and the motion for the previous question, shall be decided without debate. 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 15 

Readings. 
Rule 17. Every ordinance, order and resolution shall, unless rejected, 
tiave two several readings, both of which may take place at the same 
session, unless objection is made; provided, however, that all orders for the 
expenditure of money presented to, or reported upon by a committee of, 
the council, shall lie over for one week before final 'action thereon. When- 
ever the second reading immediately follows the first reading, the document 
may be read by its title only; provided, that all orders releasing rights 
or easements in or restrictions on land, all orders for the sale of land other 
than school lands, all appropriations for the purchase of land other than 
for school purposes, and all loans voted by the city council shall require 
a vote of two-thirds of all the members of the city council, and shall be 
passed only after two separate readings and by two separate votes, the 
second of said readings and votes to be had not less than fourteen days 
after the first. 

Reconsideration. 

Rule 18. When a vote has been passed, any member may move a 
reconsideration thereof at the same meeting, or he may give notice to the 
clerk, within twenty-four hours of the adjournment of any meeting except 
the final meeting, of his intention to move a reconsideration at the next 
regular meeting; in which case the clerk shall retain possession of the 
papers until the next regular meeting. No member shall speak for more 
than ten minutes on a motion to reconsider. 

Rule 19. When a motion to reconsider has been decided, that deci- 
sion shall not be reconsidered, and no question shall be twice reconsidered 
unless it has been amended after the reconsideration; nor shall any recon- 
sideration be had upon the following motions: 

To adjourn. 

The previous question. 

To lay on the table. 

To take from the table. 

To close debate at a specified time. 

A motion to reconsider may be laid on the table or postponed indefi- 
nitely, and the effect of such action in either case shall be to defeat the 
motion to reconsider. 

Conduct op Members. 
Rule 20. Every member when about to speak shall rise, address the 
chair, and wait imtil he is recognized, and in speaking shall refrain from 
mentioning any other member by name, shall confine himself to the 
question and avoid personalities. Any member who, in debate or other- 
wise, indulges in personalities or makes charges reflecting upon the char- 
acter of another member shall make an apology in open session at the 
meeting when the offence is committed or at the next succeeding regular 



16 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

meeting, and, failing to do so, shall be named by the president, or held in 
contempt and suspended from further participation in debate until said 
apology is made. 

Rule 21. No member shall speak more than once on a question when 
another member who has not spoken claims the floor, and no member 
speaking shall, without his consent, be interrupted by another, except 
upon a point of order. 

Rule 22. No member shall be permitted to vote on any question, 
or serve on any committee, where his private right is immediately con- 
cerned, distinct from the public interest. 

Rule 23. Every member who shall be present when a question is put, 
where he is not excluded by interest, shall give his vote, unless the council 
for special reason shall excuse him. Application to be so excused on any 
question must be made before the council is divided, or before the calling 
of the yeas and nays; and such application shall be accompanied by a brief 
statement of the reasons, and shall be decided without debate. 

Standing Committees. 
Rule 24. The following standing committees of the council, and 
all other committees, unless specially directed by the council, shall be 
appointed by the president: 

1. A committee, to be known as the Executive Committee, to consist of 
all the members of the council. 

2. A committee on Appropriations, to consist of all the members of 
the council, to whom shall be referred such appropriation orders as may 
be submitted to the council from time to time. 

3. A committee on Branch Libraries, to consist of five members of the 
council. 

4. A committee on Claims, to consist of five members of the council, 
to whom shall be referred all claims against the city arising from the act 
or neglect of any of its departments. They shall report annually a list 
of the claims awarded or approved by them, and the amount of money 
awarded or paid in settlement thereof. 

5. A committee on County Accounts, to consist of five members of the 
councU. 

6. A committee on Finance, to consist of all the members of the council, 
to whom shall be referred all applications for expenditure which involve 
a loan. 

7. A committee on Fire Hazard, to consist of five members of the 
council. 

8. A committee on Inspection of Prisons, to consist of five members of 
the council. 

9. A committee on Legislative Matters, to consist of five members of 
the council, who shall, imless otherwise ordered, appear before the com- 
mittees of the General Court and represent the interests of the city; pro- 
vided, said committee shall not appear unless authorized by vote of the 



RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 17 

city council, and shall not, unless directed so to do by the city council 
oppose any legislation petitioned for by the preceding city council. 

10. A committee on Ordinances, to consist of all the members of the 
council, to whom shall be referred all ordinances or orders concerning 
ordinances. 

11. A committee on Parkman Fund, to consist of five members of the 
council, to whom shall be referred all matters concerning the Parkman 
property or the expenditure of the income from the Parkman Fund. 

12. A committee on Printing, to consist of five members of the council, 
who shall have the charge of all printing, advertising or pubUshing 
ordered by the city council, as one of its contingent or incidental expenses, 
and the supply of all stationery or binding for the same purpose. The com- 
mittee shall fix the number of copies to be printed of any document printed 
as above, the minimum, however, to be four hundred; and they shall 
have the right to make rules and regulations for the care, custody, and 
distribution of aU documents, books, pamphlets and maps by the city 
messenger. 

13. A committee on Public Lands, to consist of five members of the 
council, to whom shall be referred all matters relating to public lands. 

14. A committee on Soldiers' Relief, to consist of five members of the 
council, who shall determine the amount of aid to be allowed to soldiers 
and sailors and their families and submit a schedule of the same to the 
city council monthly. 

Order of Business. 

Rule 25. At every regular meeting of the councU the order of business 
shall be as foUows: 

1. Commimications from his Honor the Mayor. 

2. Presentation of petitions, memorials and remonstrances. 

3. Reports of city oflBcers, etc. 

4. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

5. Reports of committees. 

6. Motions, orders and resolutions. 

Spectators. 

Rule 26. No person, except a member of the council, shall be permit- 
ted to occupy the seat of any member while the council is in session. 

Rule 27. No person, excepting heads of departments, officials con- 
nected with the city council and reporters, shall be allowed in the ante- 
room or upon the floor of the council chamber while the council is in 
session. Spectators wUl be allowed in the gallery of the council chamber 
when the council is in session, and no one will be admitted to said gallery 
after the seats are occupied. The city messenger shall enforce this rule. 

Burial Grounds. 
Rule 28. No permission for the use of land for the purpose of burial 
shall be granted imtil a public hearing shall have been given by the city 
council, after due notice has been served upon abutters, on the applica- 
tion for such permission. 



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Smoking in the Council Chamber. 

Rule 29. No smoking shall be allowed in the council chamber when 
the coimcil is in session. 

Meetings. 

Rule 30. No meeting of any committee shall, without the consent 
of all the members thereof, be called upon less notice than twenty-four 
hours from the time the clerk shall have mailed the notices or despatched 
them by special messenger. No committee, unless authorized by an order 
of the city council, shall incur any expense. No committee meeting shall 
be called later than one hour immediately preceding the time set for any 
regular meeting of the city council, nor shall any committee remain in 
session later than the hour named for any such regular meeting. 

Form of Votes. 
Rule 31. In all votes the form of expression shall be "Ordered" 
for everything by way of command, and the form shall be "Resolved" 
for everything expressing opinions, principles, facts, or purposes. 

Transfers. 
Rule 32. Every application for an appropriation to be provided for 
by transfer shall be referred to the executive committee unless otherwise 
ordered, and no such appropriation shall be made until the said committee 
have reported thereon. 

Consideration of Petitions. 
Rule 33. No petition, remonstrance, resolution or other communica- 
tion submitted by any improvement association, civic society, club or 
other unincorporated organization, or its officers, shall be considered by 
the city council or printed in its proceedings unless such organization 
shall have filed with the city clerk a statement, sworn to by one of its 
officers, speeif3ang the number of members in good standing, the time and 
place of meeting and a list of the officers for the current year. 

Amendment and Suspension. 
Rule 34. The foregoing rules shall not be altered, amended, sus- 
pended or repealed at any time, except by the votes of two-thirds of the 
members of the city council present and voting thereon. 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER, 19 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER OF 1909. 

[With footnotes as to Amendments in 1910, 1912, 1914, 1918, 1919, 1921 

and 1922.1 



The Mayor and City Council. 

Section 1. The terms of office of the mayor and the members of both 
branches of the present city council of the city of Boston and of the 
street commissioner whose term would expire on the first Monday of 
January, nineteen hundred and ten, are hereby extended to ten o'clock 
A.M. on the first Monday of February, nineteen hundred and ten, and 
at that time the said city council and both branches thereof and the 
positions of city messenger, clerk of the common council, clerk of com- 
mittees, assistant clerk of committees, and their subordinates shall be 
abolished. The officials whose terms of office are hereby extended shall, 
for the extended term, receive a compensation equal to one-twelfth of the 
annual salaries now paid to them respectively. The mayor and city 
council elected in accordance with the provisions of this act, and their 
successors, shall thereafter have all the powers and privileges conferred, 
and be subject to all the duties and obligations imposed by law upon 
the city council or the board of aldermen, acting as such or as county 
commissioners or in any capacity, except as herein otherwise provided. 
Wherever in this act the phrase "mayor and city council" appears, it 
shall be understood as meaning the mayor and city council acting on and 
after the first Monday of February, nineteen hundred and ten, under the 
provisions of this and the three following sections. The city council may, 
subject to the approval of the mayor, from time to time establish such 
offices, other than that of city clerk, as it may deem necessary for the 
conduct of its affairs and at such salaries as it may determine, and abolish 
such offices or alter such salaries; and without such approval may fill 
the offices thus established and remove the incumbents at pleasure. 

Sect. 2. The mayor from time to time may make to the city council 
in the form of an ordinance or loan order filed with the city clerk such 
recommendations other than for school purposes as he may deem to be for 
the welfare of the city. The city council shall consider each ordinance or 
loan order presented by the mayor and shall either adopt or reject the 
same within sixty days after the date when it is filed as aforesaid. If the 
said ordinance or loan order is not rejected within said sixty days it shall 

Note. — The Amended City Charter is contained in Chap. 486, Acts of 
1909, consisting of 63 sections. Sees. 35 to 44, inclusive, are omitted, 
as these concern the alternative amendments which became inoperative 
on the adoption of Plan 2 by the voters in the State election, November 2, 
1909. 



20 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

be in force as if adopted by the city council unless previously withdrawn 
by the ma5^or. Nothing herein shall prevent the mayor from again 
presenting an ordinance or loan order which has been rejected or with- 
drawn. The city council may originate an ordinance or loan order and 
may reduce or reject any item in any loan and, subject to the approval 
of the mayor, may amend an ordinance. All sales of land other than 
school lands, all appropriations for the purchase of land other than for 
school purposes, and all loans voted by the city coimcil shall require a 
vote of two thirds of all the members of the city council; and shall be 
passed only after two separate readings and by two separate votes, the 
second of said readings and votes to be had not less than fourteen days 
after the first. No amendment increasing the amount of land to be sold 
or the amount to be paid for the purchase of land, or the amount of loans, 
or altering the disposition of purchase money or of the proceeds of loans 
shall be made at the time of the second reading and vote. 

Sect. 3. All appropriations, other than for school purposes, to be 
met from taxes, revenue, or any source other than loans shall originate 
with the mayor, who within thirty days after the beginning of the 
fiscal year shall submit to the city council the annual budget of the current 
expenses of the city and county, and may submit thereafter supplemen- 
tary budgets imtil such time as the tax rate for the year shall have been 
fixed. The city council may reduce or reject any item, but without the 
approval of the mayor shall not increase any item in, nor the total of a 
budget, nor add any item thereto, nor shall it originate a budget. It 
shall be the duty of the city and county officials, when requested by the 
mayor, to submit forthwith in such detail as he may require estimates 
for the next fiscal year of the expenditures of the department or office 
under their charge, which estimates shall be transmitted to the city council. 

The city auditor may, with the approval in each instance of the mayor, 
at any time make transfers from the appropriation for current expenses 
of one division of a department to the appropriation for current expenses 
of any other division of the same department, and from the reserve fund 
to any appropriation for the cm-rent expenses of a department; and may 
also, with the approval of the mayor, at any time between December first 
and February first, make transfers from any appropriation to any other 
appropriation: provided, however, that no money raised by loan shall be 
transferred to any appropriation from income or taxes. He may also 
with such approval apply any of the income and taxes not disposed of 
in closing the accounts for the financial year in such manner as he may 
determine. 

Sect. 4. Every appropriation, ordinance, order, resolution and vote 
of the city council, except votes relating to its own internal affairs, shall be 
presented to the mayor, who shall make or cause to be made a written 
record of the time and place of presentation, and it shall be in force if 
he approves the same within fifteen days after it shall have been presented 
to him, or if the same is not returned by him with his objections thereto 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 21 

in writing within said period of fifteen days. If within said period said 
appropriation, ordinance, order, resolution, or vote is returned by the 
mayor to the city council by filing the same with the city clerk with his 
objections thereto the same shall be void. If the same involves the expen- 
diture of money, the mayor may approve some of the items in whole or 
in part and disapprove other of the items in whole or in part; and such 
items or parts of items as he approves shall be in force, and such items or 
parts of items as he disapproves shall be void. 

Sect. 5. Except as otherwise provided in this act, the organization, 
powers, and duties of the executive departments of the city shall remain 
as constituted at the time when this section takes effect; but the mayor 
and city council at any time may by ordinance reorganize, consolidate, 
or abolish departments in whole or in part; transfer the duties, powers, 
and appropriations of one department to another in whole or in part; 
and establish new departments; and may increase, reduce, establish or 
abolish salaries of heads of departments, or members of boards. Nothing 
in this act shall authorize the abolition or the taking away of any of 
the powers or duties as established by law of the assessing department, 
building department, board of appeal, children's institutions department, 
election department, fire department, Franklin Foundation, hospital 
department, library department, overseers of the poor, schoolhouse 
department, school committee, or any department in charge of an official 
or officials appointed by the governor, nor the abolition of the health 
department. 

Sect. 6. No contract for lighting the public streets, parks, or alleys, 
or for the collection, removal, or disposal of refuse, extending over a 
period of more than one year from the date thereof, shall be valid without 
the approval of the mayor and the city council after a public hearing 
held by the city council, of which at least seven days' notice shall have 
been given in the City Record. 

Sect. 7. The city council at any time may request from the mayor 
specific information on any municipal matter within its jurisdiction, 
and may request his presence to answer written questions relating thereto 
at a meeting to be held not earlier than one week from the date of the 
receipt of said questions, in which case the mayor shall personally, or 
through a head of a department or a member of a board, attend such 
meeting and publicly answer all such questions. The person so attend- 
ing shall not be obliged to answer questions relating to any other matter. 
The mayor at any time may attend and address the city council in person 
or through the head of a department, or a member of a board, upon such 
subject as he may desire. 

Sect. 8. Neither the city council, nor any member or committee, 
officer, or employee thereof shall, except as otherwise provided in this 
act, directly or indirectly on behalf of the city or of the county of Suf- 
folk take part in the emplo5Tnent of labor, the making of contracts, 
the purchase of materials, supplies or real estate; nor in the construe- 



22 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

tion, alteration, or repair of any public works, buildings, or other prop- 
erty; nor in the care, custody, and management of the same; nor in the 
conduct of the executive or administrative business of the city or coimty ; 
nor in the appointment or removal of any municipal or county employee; 
nor in the expenditure of public money except such as may be necessary 
for the contingent and incidental expenses of the city council. The pro- 
visions of this section shaU not affect the powers or duties of the city coun- 
cil as the successor of the present board of aldermen relative to state 
or mihtary aid and soldiers' reUef . 

It shall be imlawful for the mayor or for a member of the city coun- 
cil or for any officer or employee of the city or of the county of Suffolk 
or for a member of the finance commission directly or indirectly to make 
a contract with the city or with the county of Suffolk, or to receive any 
commission, discount, bonus, gift, contribution or reward from or any 
share in the profits of any person or corporation making or performing 
such contract, unless such mayor, member of the city council, officer, 
or employee or member of the finance commission immediately upon 
learning of the existence of such contract or that such contract is pro- 
posed, shall notify in writing the mayor, city council, and finance com- 
mission of such contract and of the nature of his interest in such contract 
and shall abstain from doing any official act on behaK of the city in reference 
thereto. In case of such interest on the part of an officer whose duty it 
is to make such contract on behalf of the city, the contract may be made 
by any other officer of the city duly authorized thereto by the mayor, 
or if the mayor has such interest by the city clerk: provided, however, 
that when a contractor with the city or county is a corporation or voluntary 
association, the ownership of less than five per cent of the stock or shares 
actually issued shall not be considered as being an interest in the contract 
within the meaning of this act, and such ownership shall not affect the 
validity of the contract, unless the owner of such stock or shares is also 
an officer or agent of the corporation or association, or solicits or takes 
part in the making of the contract. 

A violation of any provision of this section shaU render the contract 
in respect to which such violation occurs voidable at the option of the 
city or county. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by 
imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. Chapter five hundred 
and twenty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight is 
hereby repealed. 

The ExECTj'nvE Department. 
Sect. 9. All heads of departments and members of mimicipal boards, 
including the board of street commissioners, as their present terms of 
office expire (but excluding the school committee and those officials by 
law appointed by the governor), shaU be appointed by the mayor with- 
out confirmation by the city council. They shall be recognized experts 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 23 

in such work as may devolve upon the incumbents of said oflBces, or 
persons specially fitted by education, training or experience to perform 
the same, and (except the election commissioners, who shall remain sub- 
ject to the provisions of existing laws) shall be appointed without regard 
to party aflBliation or to residence at the time of appointment except as 
hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 10.* In making such appointments the mayor shall sign a 
certificate in the following form: 

CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT. 
I appoint (Name of Appointee) to the position of (Name of Office) and I certify that 
in my opinion he is a recognized expert in the work which will devolve upon him, and 
that I make the appointment solely in the interest of the city. Mayor. 

Or in the following form, as the case may be: 

CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT. 
I appoint (Name of Appointee) to the position of (Name of Office) and I certify that 
in my opinion he is a person specially fitted by education, training, or experience to perform 
the duties of said office, and that I make the appointment solely in the interest of the city. 

Mayor. 

The certificate shall be filed with the city clerk, who shall thereupon 
forward a certified copy to the civil service commission. The commis- 
sion shall immediately make a careful inquiry into the qualifications 
of the nominee under such rules as they may, with the consent of the 
governor and council, establish, and, if they conclude that he is a com- 
petent person with the requisite qualifications, they shall file with the 
city clerk a certificate signed by at least a majority of the commission 
that they have made a careful inquiry into the qualifications of the 
appointee, and that in their opinion he is a recognized expert, or that 
he is qualified by education, training or experience for said office, as 
the case may be, and that they approve the appointment. Upon the 
filing of this certificate the appointment shall become operative, subject 
however to all provisions of law or ordinance in regard to acceptance 
of office, oath of office, and the fihng of bonds. If the commission does 
not within thirty days after the receipt of such notice file said certificate 
with the city clerk the appointment shall be void. 

Sect. 11. The civil service commission is authorized to incur in 
carrying out the foregoing provisions such reasonable expense as may be 
approved by the governor and council; the same to be paid by the 
commonwealth, which upon demand shall be reimbursed by the city of 
Boston. 

Sect. 12. A vacancy in any office to which the provisions of section 
nine of this act apply, shall be filled by the mayor under the provisions 

* Sect. 10, amended by Chap. 550, Acts of 1912, now provides that if 
an appointee is accused of a crime, misdemeanor or act of dishonesty, he 
has a right to a hearing, where full opportunity shall be given to explain 
or refute the charge. 



24 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

of said section and pending a permanent appointment he shall designate 
some other head of a department or member of a board to discharge 
the duties of the office temporarily. 

Sect. 13. Members of boards shall be appointed for the terms estab- 
lished by law or by ordinance. Heads of departments shall be appointed 
for terms of four years beginning with the first day of May of the year 
in which they are appointed and shaU continue thereafter to hold office 
during the pleasure of the mayor. 

Sect. 14. The mayor may remove any head of a department or 
member of a board (other than the election commissioners, who shall 
remain subject to the provisions of existing laws) by fiUng a written 
statement with the city clerk setting forth in detail the specific reasons 
for such removal, a copy of which shall be delivered or mailed to the 
person thus removed, who may make a reply in writing, which, if he 
desires, may be filed with the city clerk; but such reply shall not affect 
the action taken unless the mayor so determines. The provisions of this 
section shall not apply to the school committee or to any official by law 
appointed by the governor. 

Sect. 15. The positions of assistants and secretary authorized by 
section twenty of chapter four hundred and forty-nine of the acts of the 
year eighteen hundred and ninety-five except those in the election depart- 
ment are hereby abolished, and except as aforesaid the said section ia 
hereby repealed. 

The civil service laws shall not apply to the appointment of the mayor's 
secretaries, nor of the stenographers, clerks, telephone operators and 
messengers connected with his office, and the mayor may remove such 
appointees without a hearing and without making a statement of the 
cause for their removal. 

Sect. 16. No official of said city, except in case of extreme emer- 
gency involving the health or safety of the people or their property, shall 
expend intentionally in any fiscal year any sum in excess of the appro- 
priations duly made in accordance with law, nor involve the city in any 
contract for the future payment of money in excess of such appropria- 
tion, except as provided in section six of this act. Any official who shall 
violate the provisions of this section shaU be punished by imprisonment 
for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand 
dollars, or both. 

The Finance Commission. 

Sect. 17. Within sixty days after the passage of this act the governor 
with the advice and consent of the council shall appoint a finance com- 
mission to consist of five persons, inhabitants of and quaUfied voters in 
the city of Boston, who shall have been such for at least three years 
prior to the date of their appointment, one for the term of five years, 
one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for 
one year, and thereafter as the terms of office expire in each year one 
member for a term of five years. Vacancies in the commission shall be 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 25 

filled for the unexpired term by the governor with the advice and consent 
of the council. The members of said commission may be removed by 
the governor with the advice and consent of the council for such cause 
as he shall deem sufficient. The chairman shall be designated by the 
governor. His annual salary shall be five thousand dollars, which shall 
be paid in monthly installments by the city of Boston. The other members 
shall serve without pay. 

Sect. 18. It shall be the duty of the finance commission from time 
to time to investigate any and all matters relating to appropriations, 
loans, expenditures, accounts, and methods of administration affecting 
the citj^ of Boston or the county of Suffolk, or any department thereof, 
that may appear to the commission to require investigation, and 
to report thereon from time to time to the mayor, the city council, the 
governor, or the general court. The commission shall make an 
annual report in January of each year to the general court. 

Sect. 19. Whenever any pay roll, bill, or other claim against the 
city is presented to the mayor, city auditor, or the city treasurer, he shall, 
if the same seems to him to be of doubtful validity, excessive in amount, 
or otherwise contrary to the city's interest, refer it to the finance com- 
mission, which shall immediately investigate the facts and report thereon ; 
and pending said report payment shall be withheld. 

Sect. 20.* The said commission ia authorized to employ such experts, 
counsel, and other assistants, and to incur such other expenses as it may 
deem necessary, and the same shall be paid by said city upon requisi- 
tion by the commission, not exceeding in the aggregate in any year the 
sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, or such additional sums as may be 
appropriated for the purpose by the city council, and approved by the 
mayor. A sum sufficient to cover the salary of the chairman of the com- 
mission and the further sum of at least twenty-five thousand dollars to 
meet the expenses as aforesaid shall be appropriated each year by said 
city. The commission shall have the same right to incur expenses in 
anticipation of its appropriation as if it were a regular department of 
said city. 

Sect. 21. For the purpose of enabling the said commission to perform 
the duties and carry out the objects herein contemplated, and to enable 
the mayor, the city council, the governor or the general coiu^t to receive 
the reports and findings of said commission as a basis for such laws, 
ordinances, or administrative orders as may be deemed meet, the com- 
mission shall have all the powers and duties enumerated in chapter five 
hundred and sixty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight 
and therein conferred upon the commission designated in said act; but 
counsel for any witness at any public hearing may ask him any pertinent 
question and may offer pertinent evidence through other witnesses subject 
to cross-examination by the commission and its counsel. 

* Sect. 20, amended by Chap. 81, Acts of 1921, now allows for Finance 
Commission's annual expenses $35,000 instead of $25,000. 



26 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The City Clerk. 
Sect. 22. The present city clerk shall hold office for the term for which 
he has been elected, and thereafter until his successor is chosen and quali- 
fied. In the year nineteen hundred and eleven, and every third year 
thereafter, a city clerk shall be elected by a majority of the members of 
the city council, to hold office imtil the first Monday in February in the 
third year following his election, and thereafter until his successor has been 
duly chosen and qualified, unless sooner removed by due process of law. 
The city clerk shall act as clerk of the city council established by this act. 

The City Auditor. 

Sect. 23. All accounts rendered to or kept in the departments of the 
city of Boston or county of Suffolk shall be subject to the inspection 
and revision of the city auditor, and shall be rendered and kept in such 
form as he shall prescribe. The auditor may require any person pre- 
senting for settlement an account or claim against the city or coimty 
to make oath before him in such form as he may prescribe as to the accuracy 
of such account or claim. The wilful making of a false oath shall be 
perjury and punishable as such. The auditor may disallow and refuse 
to pay, in whole or in part, any claim on the grotmd that it is fraudulent 
or imlawful and in that case he shall file a written statement of his reasons 
for the refusal. 

Sect. 24. Whenever, in response to an advertisement by any officer or 
board of the city or county, a bid for a contract to do work or furnish 
materials is sent or delivered to said officer or board, a duplicate of the 
same shall be fm-nished by the bidder to the auditor, to be kept by him 
and not opened until after the original bids are opened. After the original 
bids are opened, the auditor shall open and examine the bids submitted 
to him, and shall compare the same with the original bids. In case any 
of the bids submitted to the auditor difl^er from the corresponding original 
bids, those submitted to the auditor shall be treated as the original bids. 
The contract shall not be awarded until after both sets of bids are opened . 

Sect. 25. The auditor shall furnish monthly to each head of depart- 
ment a statement of the unexpended balance of the appropriation for that 
department, and he shall furnish to the mayor and city council a state- 
ment of the unexpended balances of all the departments. He shall 
furnish quarterly to the city council an itemized statement showing 
the amoimt of money expended by the mayor and the city council for 
contingent expenses. 

MiSCELLANEOtrS PROVISIONS. 

Sect. 26.* All loans issued by the city after the passage of this act 
shall be made payable in annual instalments in the manner authorized 
by section thirteen of chapter twenty-seven of the Revised Laws as 

* Sect. 26 amended by Chap. 437, Acts of 1910, which exempts all loans 
issued for rapid transit construction from the prohibition as to sinking 
funds. 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 27 

amended by section one of chapter three hundred and forty-one of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight. No sinking fund shall be 
established for said loan. All bonds shall be offered for sale in such 
a manner that the effect of the premiums, if any, shall be to reduce 
the total amount of bonds issued. No city or county money shall be 
deposited in any bank or trust company of which any member of the board 
of sinking fund commissioners of said city is an officer, director, or agent. 

Sect. 27.* Every officer and board in charge of a department of the 
city of Boston or county of Suffolk shall on or before the fifth day of 
May in each year prepare and furnish to the city auditor a list of the 
officials and employees imder said officer or board and paid by the city 
or county on the thirtieth day of April preceding. Such lists shall give 
the names, residence by street and ward, designation, compensation, 
and date of election or appointment of each of said officials and employees 
and the date when each first entered the employ of the city or coimty. 
It shall be the duty of the city auditor to verify said lists by the pay rolls; 
and when verified the said fists shall be printed by the superintendent 
of printing as a city document. 

Sect. 28. The jurisdiction now exercised by the board of aldermen 
concerning the naming of streets, the planting and removal of trees in 
the public ways, the issue of permits or licenses for coasting, the storage 
of gasoline, oil, and other inflammable substances or explosive com- 
poimds and the use of the public waj^s for any permanent or temporary 
obstruction or projection in, under, or over the same, including the location 
of conduits, poles, and posts for telephone, telegraph, street railway, or 
illuminating purposes, is hereby vested in the board of street commis- 
sioners, to be exercised by said board with the approval in writing of the 
mayor; and the mayor and city council shall have authority to fix by 
ordinance the terms by way of cash payment, rent, or otherwise, upon 
which permits or licenses for the storage of gasoline or oil, or other inflam- 
mable substances or explosive compounds, and the construction or use 
of coal holes, vaults, bay windows, and marquises, in, under, or over the 
public ways shall be issued. 

Sect. 29. Within ninety days after the passage of this act and there- 
after there shall be published at least once a week and distributed and 
sold under the direction of the mayor and on terms to be fixed by the 
city council and approved by the mayor a paper to be known as the City 
Record. All advertising, whether required by law or not, with reference 
to the purchase or taking of land, contracts for work, materials, or supplies, 
the sale of bonds, or the sale of property for non-payment of taxes shall 
appear exclusively in said paper; a list of all contracts of one thousand 
dollars or more, as awarded, with the names of bidders, and the amount of 

* Sect. 27 amended by Chap. 168, Spec. Acts of 1919, changing the 
date from April 30 to June 1 for the annual listing of officials and employees, 
also by Chap. 133, Acts of 1922, directing the City auditor to keep a copy 
of said list open for public inspection, and that it be printed as a public 
document in 1923 and every two years thereafter. 



28 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

the bids; appointments by the mayor; and changes in the number and 
compensation of employees in each department, shall be published in the 
City Record. The proceedings of the city council and school committee 
together with all communications from the mayor, shall be published in 
the City Record. 

Sect. 30. Every officer or board in charge of a department in said 
city, when authorized to erect a new building or to make structural 
changes in an existing building, shall make contracts therefor, not exceed- 
ing five, each contract to be subject to the approval of the mayor; and 
when about to do any work or to make any purchase, the estimated 
cost of which alone, or in conjimction with other similar work or pur- 
chase which might properly be included in the same contract, amounts 
to or exceeds one thousand dollars, shall, unless the mayor gives written 
authority to do otherwise, invite proposals therefor by advertisement in 
the City Record. Such advertisement shall state the time and place for 
opening the proposals in answer to said advertisement, and shall reserve 
the right to the officer or board to reject any or all proposals. No authority 
to dispense with advertising shall be given by the mayor unless the said 
officer or board furnishes him with a signed statement which shall be 
published in the City Record giving in detail the reasons for not inviting 
bids by advertisement. 

Sect. 31. At the request of any department, and with the approval 
of the mayor the board of street commissioners, in the name of the city, 
may take in fee for any municipal purpose any land within the limits of 
the city, not already appropriated to public use. Whenever the price 
proposed to be paid for a lot of land for any municipal purpose is more 
than twenty-five per cent higher than its average assessed valuation dur- 
ing the previous three years, said land shall not be taken by purchase 
but shall be taken by right of eminent domain and paid for in the manner 
provided for the taking of and the payment of damages for land for high- 
ways in said city. No land shall be taken until an appropriation by loan 
or otherwise for the general purpose for which land is needed shall have 
been made by the mayor and city council by a two thirds vote of all its 
members; or in case of land for school purposes by the school committee 
and schoolhouse department in accordance with law; nor shall a price 
be paid in excess of the appropriation, unless a larger sum is awarded 
by a court of competent jurisdiction. All proceedings in the taking of 
land shall be under the advice of the law department, and a record thereof 
shall be kept by said department. 

Sect. 32.* The first municipal election under this act shall take 
place on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in January in the 
year nineteen hundred and ten, and thereafter the regular municipal 

* Sect. 32 amended by Chap. 730, § 1, Acts of 1914, fixing date of annual 
municipal election on the sixth Tuesday after the state election. Sect. 32 
again amended (by Chap. 288, Acts of 1921) fixing date of municipal 
election on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in December. 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 29 

elections in each year in said city shall be held on the first Tuesday after 
the second Monday in January. 

Sect. 33. The fiscal year in said city shall begin on February first 
and shall end on the thirty-first day of January next following; and the 
municipal year shall hereafter begin on the first Monday in February and 
shall continue until the first Monday of the February next following. 
The present terms of oflSce of members of the school committee are hereby 
extended to the first Monday of February in the years in which their 
terms respectively expire, and hereafter the terms of office of members 
of the school committee shall begin with the first Monday of February 
following their election. The members of the school committee hereafter 
shall meet and organize annually on the first Monday of February. 

Sect. 34. In Boston beginning with the current year political committees 
shall be elected at the state primaries instead of at the municipal primaries. 



The Mayor. 

Sect. 45.* The mayor of the city of Boston shall be elected at large 
to hold office for the term of four years from the first Monday in February 
following his election and until his successor is chosen and qualified, 
except as hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 46. (Repealed by Chap. 94, Special Acts of 1918. This section 
provided for the recall of the Mayor.) 

Sect. 47. If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor within two months 
prior to a regular municipal election other than an election for mayor, 
or within four months after any regular municipal election, the city council 
shall forthwith order a special election for a mayor to serve for the unex- 
pired term, subject if the vacancy occurs in the first or second year of the 
mayor's term to recall under the provisions of the preceding section. If 
such vacancy occurs at any other time there shall be an election for mayor 
at the municipal election held in January! next following, for the term 
of four years, subject to recall as aforesaid. In the case of the decease, 
inability, absence or resignation of the mayor, and whenever there is a 
vacancy in the office from any cause, the president of the city council 
while said cause continues or until a mayor is elected shall perform the 
duties of mayor. If he is also absent or unable from any cause to perform 
such duties they shall be performed until the mayor or president of the 
city council returns or is able to attend to said duties by such member of 
the city council as that body may elect, and until such election by the city 
clerk. The person upon whom such duties shall devolve shall be called 
"acting mayor" and he shall possess the powers of mayor only in matters 

* * * Sections 35 to 44, inclusive, are omitted because now in- 
operative. 

* Sect. 45 amended by Chap. 94, Special Acts of 1918, providing that 
the mayor shall not be eligible for election for the succeeding term. 

t January changed to December by Chap. 730, Acts of 1914, §§2 and 3, 



30 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

not admitting of delay, but shall have no power to make permanent 
appointments except on the decease of the mayor. 

The City Council. 

Sect. 48. There shall be elected at large in said city a city coimcil 
consisting of nine members. At the first election under this act there shall 
be elected nine members of said city council. No voter shall vote for more 
than nine. The three candidates receiving the largest number of votes 
at said election shall hold office for three years, the three receiving the next 
largest number of votes shall hold office for two years, the three receiving 
the next largest number of votes shall hold office for one year. In case 
two or more persons elected should receive an equal number of votes those 
who are the seniors by age shall for the division into classes hereby required 
be classified as if they had received the larger number of votes in the order 
of ages. Thereafter at each annual municipal election there shall be chosen 
at large three members of the city council to hold office for a term of three 
years. No voter shall vote for more than three. All said terms shall begin 
with the fiirst Monday of February following the election. 

Sect. 49. Each member of the city council shall be paid an annual 
salary of fifteen hundred dollars; and no other sum shall be paid from the 
city treasury for or on account of any personal expenses directly or 
indirectly incurred by or in behalf of any member of said councU. 

Sect. 50. The city council shall be the judge of the election and 
qualifications of its members; shall elect from its members by vote of a 
majority of all the members a president who when present shall preside 
at the meetings thereof; shall from time to time establish rules for its 
proceedings, and shall, when a vacancy occurs in the office of any member, 
elect by vote of a majority of all the members a registered voter of said 
city to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the municipal year. The 
vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term shall be filled at the next 
annual municipal election, unless the vacancy occurs within two months 
prior to such municipal election, in which event the city councU shall 
forthwith order a special election to fill the vacancy for the unexpired 
term. The member eldest in years shall preside until the president is 
chosen, and in case of the absence of the president, until a presiding 
officer is chosen. 

Sect. 51. All elections by the city council under any provision of law 
shall be made by a viva voce vote, each member who is present answering 
to his name when it is called by the clerk or other proper officer, and stating 
the name of the person for whom he votes, or declining to vote as the case 
may be; and the clerk or other proper officer shall record every such vote. 
No such election shall be valid unless it is made as aforesaid. 

Sect. 52. No primary election or caucus for municipal offices shall be 
held hereafter in the city of Boston, and all laws relating to primary elec- 
tions and caucuses for such offices in said city are hereby repealed. 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 



31 



Sect. 53* Any male qualified registered voter in said city may be 
nominated for any municipal elective office in said city, and his name as 
such candidate shall be printed on the ofiicial ballot to be used at the 
municipal election: provided, that at or before five o'clock p.m. of the 
twenty-fifth* day prior to such election nomination papers prepared and 
issued by the election commissioners, signed in person by at least five 
thousand registered voters in said city qualified to vote for such candi- 
date at said election, shall be filed with said election commissioners, and 
the signatures on the same to the number required to make a nomination 
are subsequently certified by the election commissioners as hereinafter 
provided. Said nomination papers shall be in substantially the following 
form: 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 
CITY OF BOSTON 
NOMINATION PAPER. 
The undersigned, registered voters of the City of Boston qualified to vote for a candidate 
for the office named below, in accordance with law, make the following nomination of 
candidates to be voted for at the election to be held in the City of Boston on December 
19 . 



NAME OF CANDIDATE. 
(Give first or middle name in full.) 



OFFICE FOR WHICH 
NOMINATED. 



RESIDENCE. 
Street and number, if any. 



SIGNATURES AND RESIDENCES OF NOMINATORS. 
We certify that we have not subscribed to more nominations of candidates for this 
office than there are persons to be elected thereto. In case of the death, withdrawal, 
or incapacity of any of the above nominees, after written acceptance filed with the board 
of election commissioners, we authorize (names of a committee of not less than five persons) 
or a majority thereof as our representatives to fill the vacancy in the manner prescribed 
by law. 



SIGNATURES 

OF NOMINATORS. 

To be made in person. 


RESIDENCE MAY 1, 
or, as the case may be, April 1. 


WARD. 


PREC. 


PRESENT 
RESIDENCE. 












ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATION. 
We accept the above nominations. 

(Signature of Nominees.) 



* Sect. 53 amended by Chap. 730, § 4, Acts of 1914 (accepted by the 
voters, November 3, 1914), so as to require but 3,000 certified signatures 
for nomination of mayor and 2,000 for nomination of city council or school 
committee member. Also, the twenty-fifth day "prior to such election" 
changed to the twenty-first day. 

Note. — The last clause of Sect. 53, containing the jurat, annulled in 
1918 by Chap. 37, Special Acts. 



32 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Sect. 54.* If a candidate nominated as aforesaid dies before the day 
of election, or withdraws his name from nomination, or is found to be 
ineligible, the vacancy may be filled by a committee of not less than five 
persons, or a majority thereof, if such committee be named, and so author- 
ized in the nomination papers. Nomination papers shall not include 
candidates for more than one office except that not more than three or 
nine, as the case may be, candidates for city council may be included 
in one nomination paper, and not more than two candidates for school 
committee may be included in one nomination paper. Every voter may 
sign as many nomination papers for each office to be filled as there are 
persons to be elected thereto and no more. Nomination papers in each 
year shall be issued by the board of election commissioners on and after 
but not before the day next following the state election. 

Sect. 55.** Women who are qualified to vote for a member of the 
school committee may be nominated as and sign nomination papers for 
candidates for that office in the manner and under the same provisions of 
law as men. 

Sect. 56. The names of candidates appearing on nomination papers 
shall when filed be a matter of public record; but the nomination papers 
shall not be open to public inspection until after certification. After 
such nomination papers have been filed, the election commissioners shall 
certify thereon the number of signatures which are the names of regis- 
tered voters in the city qualified to sign the same. They need not certify 
a greater number of names than are required to make a nomination, 
with one-fifth f of such number added thereto. All such papers found 
not to contain a number of names so certified equivalent to the number 
required to make a nomination shall be inva,lid. The election commis- 
sioners shall complete such certification on or before five o'clock p.m. 
on the sixteenth f day preceding the city election. Such certification 
shall not preclude any voter from filing objections as to the validity of 
the nomination. All withdrawals and objections to such nominations 
shall be filed with the election commissioners on or before five o'clock 
P.M. on the fourteenth § day preceding the city election. All substitutions 
to fill vacancies caused by withdrawal or ineligibility shall be filed with 
the election commissioners on or before five o'clock p.m. on the twelfth 
day preceding the city election. 

Sect. 57. The name of each person who is nominated in compliance 
with law, together with his residence and the title and term of the office 

* Sect. 54 amended by Chap. 730, § 5, Acts of 1914, so as to limit the 
number of nomination papers issued to any candidate for mayor to 300, 
and to any candidate for city council or school committee to 200. 

t Changed to one-tenth by Chap. 730. 

t Changed to fifteenth. § Changed to thirteenth. 

Sect. 54 again amended (by Chap. 340, Acts of 1921) so as to fix the 
time for issuing municipal nomination papers on and after the Wednesday 
following the first Monday m November. 

** Sect. 55, amended by Chap. 65, Acts of 1921, leaving women voters 
as unrestricted as men voters. 



AMENDED CITY CHARTER. 33 

for which he is a candidate shall be printed on the official ballots at the 
municipal election, and the names of no other candidates shall be printed 
thereon. The names of candidates for the same office shall be printed 
upon the official ballot in the order in which they may be drawn by the 
board of election commissioners, whose duty it shall be to make such 
drawing and to give each candidate an opportunity to be present thereat 
personally or by one representative. 

Sect. 58. No ballots used at any annual or special municipal elec- 
tion shall have printed thereon any party or pohtical designation or mark, 
and there shall not be appended to the name of any candidate any such 
party or pohtical designation or mark, or anything showing how he was 
nominated or indicating his views or opinions. 

Sect. 59. On ballots to be used at annual or special municipal elec- 
tions blank spaces shall be left at the end of each list of candidates for 
the different offices, equal to the number to be elected thereto, in which 
the voter may insert the name of any person not printed on the ballot 
for whom he desires to vote for such office. 

Sect. 60. All laws not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, 
governing nomination papers and nominations for, and elections of munici- 
pal officers in the city of Boston, shall so far as they may be applicable, 
govern the nomination papers, nominations and elections provided for 
in this act. The board of election commissioners shall be subject to 
the same penalties and shall have the same powers and duties, where 
not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, in relation to nomination 
papers, preparing and printing ballots, preparing for and conducting 
elections and counting, tabulating and determining the votes cast under 
the provisions of this act, as they have now in relation to municipal elec- 
tions in said city. 

Sect. 61. The provisions of this act shall apply to any special munici- 
pal election held after the year nineteen hundred and nine in the city of 
Boston, except that nomination papers for offices to be fiUed at such 
elections shall be issued by the election commissioners on and after the 
day following the calling of said special election. Every special municipal 
election shall be held on a Tuesday not less than sixty days nor more 
than ninety days after the date of the order calUng such special election. 

Sect. 62. All acts and parts of acts so far as inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed; all ordinances and parts of ordinances so far as 
inconsistent with this act are hereby annulled; and all acts and parts of 
acts affecting the city of Boston not inconsistent with the provisions 
of this act are continued in force: 'provided, however, that the provisions 
of chapter four hundred and forty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and nine shall not apply to any election held hereunder prior to the first 
day of April in the year nineteen hundred and ten. 

[Approved June 11, 1909.] 

Note. — Section 63 (the final section) omitted, as it merely states when 
the different sections went into effect. 



34 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



AMENDMENTS OF CITY CHAETER IN 1924. 



[Acts of 1924, Chapter 479.] 
Providing for biennial elections in the city of boston and for 
borough or ward representation in the city council thereof 
and making certain other changes in and additions to the charter 
op said city. 

Section 1. The terms of office of the mayor of the city of Boston, 
of members of the city council and school committee of said city which 
would expire imder existing law on the first Monday of February, nine- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, and of members of the city council and 
school committee of said city which would expire under existing law on 
the first Monday of February, nineteen himdred and twenty-seven, shall 
terminate at ten o'clock in the forenoon on the first Monday of January, 
nineteen himdred and twenty-six. There shall be no municipal election 
in said city in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four, and the terms 
of office of members of the city council and school committee of said city 
which would expire under existing law on the first Monday of February, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, are hereby extended to ten o'clock 
in the forenoon on the first Monday of January, nineteen hundred and 
twenty-six. The salary of any official whose term of office is terminated 
as aforesaid shall cease at the time of such termination and the salary 
of any official whose term of office is extended as aforesaid shall continue 
at the same rate as theretofore so long as he continues to serve during 
the period of such extension. 

Section 2. Section three of chapter four himdred and eighty-six 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine is hereby amended by striking 
out, in the twenty-fifth Hue, the words "December first" and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — November fifteenth, — and by striking out, 
in the twenty-sixth line, the word "February" and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — January, — so that the second paragraph wiU read 
as foUows: — The city auditor may, with the approval in each instance 
of the mayor, at any time make transfers from the appropriation for 
current expenses of one division of a department to the appropriation 
for current expenses of any other division of the same department, and 
from the reserve fund to any appropriation for the current expenses of 
a department; and may also, with the approval of the mayor, at any 
time between November fifteenth and January first, make transfers from 
any appropriation to any other appropriation: provided however, that no 
money raised by loan shall be transferred to any appropriation from in- 
come or taxes. He may also with such approval apply any of the income 
and taxes not disposed of in closing the accounts for the financial year 
in such manner as he may determine. 



CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS IN 1924. 35 

Section 3. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six is hereby fur- 
ther amended by inserting after section four -the following new section:— 
Section 4 A . The mayor may designate one clerical assistant for whose 
acts he shall be responsible to sign his name in approval of all vouchers 
of less than five hundred dollars each. 

Section 4. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six, as amended in 
section thirty-two by section one of chapter seven hundred and thirty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen and by section one of chapter 
two hundred and eighty-eight of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
one, is hereby further amended by striking out said section thirty-two 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 32. Beginning in 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five, the municipal election in 
said city shall take place biennially in every odd numbered year on the 
Tuesday after the first Monday in November. 

Section 5. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six is hereby fur- 
ther amended by striking out section thirty-three and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 33. The fiscal year in said city shall 
begin on January first and shall end on December thirty-first next follow- 
ing; and the municipal year shall begin on the first Monday in January 
and shall continue until the first Monday of the January next following. 
At the biennial municipal election in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, the five members of the school committee shall be elected. 
The two candidates receiving the largest number of votes at said election 
shall hold office for four years, and the three receiving the next largest 
number of votes at said election, for two years. At every biennial munici- 
pal election thereafter, all members of the school committee to be elected 
shall be chosen for terms of four years each. The terms of all members 
of the school committee shall begin with the first Monday of January 
following their election and continue until their successors are chosen and 
qualified. The members of the school committee shall meet and organize 
on the first Monday of January following their election. 

Section 6. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six, as amended in 
section forty-five by section one of chapter ninety-four of the Special 
Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, is hereby further amended by 
striking out said section forty-five and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 4^. Beginning with the biennial municipal election 
in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five, the mayor of the city of 
Boston shall be elected at large to hold office for the term of four years 
from the first Monday in January following his election and until his 
successor is chosen and qualified and shall not be eligible for election for 
the succeeding term. 

Section 7. Section forty-seven of said chapter four hundred and 
eighty-six, as amended by section three of chapter seven hundred and 
thirty of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the first two sentences and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor, with- 
in two months prior to a regular municipal election other than an election 



36 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

for mayor, or within sixteen months after any regular municipal election 
the city council shall forthwith order a special election of mayor to serve 
for the unexpired term, and if such vacancy occurs at any other time there 
shall be an election for mayor at the next regular municipal election for 
the term of four years; provided, that the foregoing provisions shall not 
apply if such vacancy occurs between the date of an election at which a 
new mayor is elected and the date he takes office, — • so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section ^7. If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor within 
two months prior to a regular municipal election other than an election 
for mayor, or within sixteen months after any regular municipal election, 
the city council shall forthwith order a special election of mayor to serve 
for the unexpired term, and if such vacancy occurs at any other time 
there shall be an election for mayor at the next regular municipal election 
for the term of four years; provided, that the foregoing provisions shall 
not apply if such vacancy occurs between the date of an election at which 
a new mayor is elected and the date he takes office. In the case of the 
decease, inability, absence or resignation of the mayor, and whenever 
there is a vacancy in the office from any cause, the president of the 
city council while said cause continues or imtil a mayor is elected shall 
perform the duties of mayor. If he is also absent or unable from any 
cause to perform such duties they shall be performed until the mayor or 
president of the city council returns or is able to attend to said duties 
by such member of the city council as that body may elect, and until 
such election by the city clerk. The person upon whom such duties 
shall devolve shall be called "acting mayor" and he shall possess the 
powers of mayor only in matters not admitting of delay, but shall have 
no power to make permanent appointments except on the decease of the 
mayor. 

Section 8. At the biennial state election in nineteen hundred and 
twenty-four, the registered voters of the city of Boston shall be entitled 
to vote upon the following plans of city council, which shall be printed 
upon the official ballot in the following form. Each voter shall make a 
cross in the space at the right of the plan which he desires to have adopted. 
No ballot shall be counted upon which the voter has made a cross in each 
such space. 

Plan No. 1. A city council of fifteen members to consist of three 
members to be elected for two-year terms by and from the voters of each 
of five boroughs (each comprising certain specified wards), at 
a salary of fifteen hmidred dollars each, nominated as here- 
tofore, except that the names of five hundred voters only shall 
be required to nominate each member. 



Plan No. 2. A city coimcil to consist of one member to be elected 
for a two-year term by and from the voters of each ward at a salary of 
fifteen hundred dollars each, nominated as heretofore, except 
that the names of one hundred voters only shall be required 
to nominate each member. 



CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS IN 1924. 37 

Section 9. If a majority of the votes cast under the pro- 
visions of the preceding section are in favor of the first plan, then sections 
ten to twelve, inclusive, shall take effect subject to section twenty-one, and 
sections fourteen to sixteen, inclusive, shall be inoperative. 

Section 10. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six is hereby 
further amended by striking out section forty-eight and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — ■ Section 4S- For the purpose of electing city 
councillors, the city of Boston is hereby divided into the five following 
boroughs, each comprising the territory within the wards as constituted 
on January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, which are hereinafter 
assigned to it : 

First borough, Wards one, two, three, four, five, nine and ten. 

Second borough. Wards six, seven, eight, twenty-five and twenty-six. 

Third borough, Wards eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen and seventeen. 

Fourth borough, Wards eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one and 
twenty-four. 

Fifth borough. Wards fifteen, sixteen, twenty-two and twenty-three. 

Beginning with the biennial municipal election in the year nineteen 
hundred and twenty-five, there shall be elected at each regular municipal 
election by and from the registered voters of each borough three councillors 
to serve for two years from the first Monday in January following their 
election and until their successors are elected and qualified. 

Section 11. Section fifty of said chapter four hundred and eighty-six 
is hereby amended by striking out all after the word "member" in the 
seventh line down to and including the word "term" in the fourteenth 
line, and inserting in place thereof the following : — • during the first eighteen 
months of his term, order a special election in his borough to fill such 
vacancy for the unexpired term, — so as to read as follows: — • Section 50. 
The city council shall be the judge of the election and qualifications of 
its members; shall elect from its members by a vote of a majority of all 
the members a president who when present shall preside at the meetings 
thereof; shall from time to time establish rules for its proceedings, and 
shall, when a vacancy occurs in the office of any member during the first 
eighteen months of his term, order a special election in his borough to fill 
such vacancy for the unexpired term. The member eldest in years shaU 
preside until the president is chosen, and in case of the absence of the ■ 
president, until a presiding officer is chosen. 

Section 12. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six, as amended 
in section fifty-three by section four of chapter seven hundred and thirty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen and by chapter thirty-seven 
of the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section fifty-three and inserting in place 
thereof the following : — Section 53. Any registered voter who is qualified 
to vote for a candidate for any municipal elective office in such city may 
be a candidate for nomination thereto, and his name as such candidate 
shall be printed on the official baUot to be used at the municipal election; 



38 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



provided, that at or before five o'clock p.m. of the twenty-first day prior to 
such election nomination papers prepared and issued by the election 
commissioners, signed in person for the nomination for mayor by at least 
three thousand registered voters in said city qualified to vote for such 
candidate at said election, signed in person for the nomination for school 
committee by at least two thousand registered voters in said city qualified 
to vote for such candidate at said election and signed in person for the 
nomination for city councillor by at least five hundred registered voters 
in the borough, for which said nomination is sought, qualified to vote for 
such candidate at said election shall be filed with said election commissioners 
and the signatures on the same to the number required to make the nomina- 
tion subsequently certified by the election commissioners as hereinafter 
provided. Said nomination papers shall be in substantially the following 
form: 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

CITY OF BOSTON. 

NOMINATION PAPER. 

The undersigned, registered voters of the City of Boston, qualified to 
vote for a candidate for the oflBce named below, in accordance with law, 
make the following nomination of a candidate to be voted for at the election 
to be held in the City of Boston on November 19 



Name of Candidate. 
(Give first or middle name in full.) 



Office for which 
nominated. 



Residence. 
Street and number if any. 



SIGNATURES AND RESIDENCE OF NOMINATORS. 

We certify that we have not subscribed to more nominations of candi- 
dates for this ofiice than there are persons to be elected thereto. In case 
of the death, withdrawal or incapacity of the above nominee, after written 
acceptance filed with the board of election commissioners, we authorize 
(names of a committee of not less than five persons) or a majority thereof 
as our representatives to fill the vacancy in the manner prescribed by law. 



Signatures op 
Nominators 
(To be made in Person.) 



Residence, 
April 1. 



Borough. 



Ward. 



Precinct. 



Present 
Residence 



CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS IN 1924. 39 

ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATION. 

I accept the above nomination. 

Signature of Nominee. 

I (the candidate named in this paper, an officer of his political committee 
or the person who circulated this paper, as the case may be) do hereby 
make oath that the persons whose names appear on this paper as nomi- 
nators signed the same in person. 



(Voter's Residence.) 

commonwealth of massachusetts. 
Suffolk, ss. Boston, 19 . 

Then personally appeared who, I am satisfied, is (the 

candidate named in this paper, an officer of his political committee, or 
the person who circulated this paper, as the case may be) and made oath 
that the foregoing statement by him subscribed is true, and that his voting 
residence is 

Before me. 



Notary Public or Justice of the Peace. 



The affidavit above set forth shall be sworn to before any officer 
qualified to administer oaths. 

Section 13. If a majority of the votes cast under the provisions of 
section eight are in favor of the second or alternative plan, then sections 
fourteen to sixteen, inclusive, shall take effect subject to section twenty-one 
and sections ten to twelve, inclusive, shall be inoperative. 

Section 14. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six is hereby further 
amended by striking out section forty-eight and inserting in place thereof 
the following : — Section 48- Begiiming with the biennial municipal elec- 
tion in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five, there shall be elected 
at each regular municipal election by and from the registered voters of 
each ward one councillor to serve for two years from the first Monday in 
January following his election and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 15. Section fifty of said chapter four hundred and eighty-six 
is hereby amended by striking out all after the word "member" in the 
seventh Une down to and including the word "term" in the fourteenth 
line and inserting in place thereof the following : — • during the first eighteen 
months of his term, order a special election in his ward to fill such vacancy 
for the unexpired term, — so as to read as follows : — Section 50. The city 
council shall be the judge of the election and qualifications of its members ; 
shall elect from its members by a vote of a majority of all the members a 
president who when present shall preside at the meetings thereof; shall 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



from time to time establish rules for its proceedings, and shall, when a 
vacancy occurs in the office of any member during the first eighteen months 
of his term, order a special election in his ward to fill such vacancy for the 
unexpired term. The member eldest in years shall preside until the 
president is chosen, and in case of the absence of the president, until a 
presiding officer is chosen. 

Section 16. Said chapter four hundred and eighty-six, as amended in 
section fifty-three by section four of chapter seven hundred and thirty of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen and by chapter thirty-seven of 
the Special Acts of nineteen hundred and eighteen, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section fifty-three and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 53. Any registered voter who is qualified 
to vote for a candidate for any municipal elective office in such city may 
be a candidate for nomination thereto, and his name as such candidate 
shaU be printed on the official ballot to be used at the municipal election; 
provided, that at or before five o'clock p.m. of the twenty-first day prior 
to such election nomination papers prepared and issued by the election 
commissioners, signed in person for the nomination for mayor by at least 
three thousand registered voters in said city qualified to vote for such 
candidate at said election, signed in person for the nomination for school 
committee by at least two thousand registered voters in said city qualified 
to vote for such candidate at said election and signed in person for the 
nomination for city councillor by at least one hundred registered voters 
in the ward, for which said nomination is sought, qualified to vote for such 
candidate at said election shall be ffied with said election commissioners 
and the signatures on the same to the number required to make the nomi- 
nation subsequently certified by the election commissioners as hereinafter 
provided. Said nomination papers shall be in substantially the following 
form: 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
CITY OF BOSTON 
NOMINATION PAPER. 

The undersigned, registered voters of the City of Boston, qualified to 
vote for a candidate for the office named below, in accordance with law, 
make the following nomination of a candidate to be voted for at the 
election to be held in the City of Boston on November 19 . 



Name of Candidate. 
(Give first or middle name in full.) 



Office for which 
nominated. 



Residence. 

Street and Number 

if any. 



CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS IN 1924. 



41 



SIGNATURES AND RESIDENCES OF NOMINATORS. 

We certify that we have not subscribed to more nominations of candidates 
for this office than there are persons to be elected thereto. In case of the 
death, withdrawal or incapacity of the above nominee, after written 
acceptance filed with the board of election commissioners, we authorize 
(names of a committee of not less than five persons) or a majority thereof 
as our representatives to fill the vacancy in the manner prescribed by law. 



SIGNATURES OP NOM- 
INATORS. 

To be made in person. 



Residence 
April 1. 



Ward. 



Precinct. 



Present Residence. 



ACCEPTANCE OP NOMINATION. 

I accept the above nomination. 



Signature of Nominee. 
I (the candidate named in this paper, an officer of his political committee 
or the person who circulated this paper, as the case may be) do hereby 
make oath that the persons whose names appear on this paper as nomi- 
nators signed the same in person. 



(Voter's Residence.) 

commonwealth of massachusetts. 
.Suffolk, ss. Boston, 19 . 

Then personally appeared who, I am satisfied, is (the 

candidate named in this paper, an officer of his political committee, or the 
person who circulated this paper, as the case may be) and made oath that 
the foregoing statement by him subscribed is true, and that his voting 
residence is 

Before me, 



Notary Public or Justice oj the Peace. 



The affidavit above set forth shall be sworn to before any officer qualified 
to administer oaths. 

Section 17. Section fifty-four of said chapter four hundred and eighty- 
six, as amended by section five of chapter seven hundred and thirty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and fourteen and by chapter three hundred and 
forty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-one, is hereby further 
amended by striking out, in the tenth and eleventh lines, the words "in 



42 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

each year," by striking out, in the twelfth and thirteenth lines, the words 
"Wednesday after the first Monday in November," and inserting in place 
thereof the words : — fifth Wednesday preceding the regular municipal 
election, — by striking out, in the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth Lines, 
the words "for the city council or," and by inserting after the word "com- 
mittee" in the twenty-fifth line the following: — and to any candidate for 
the city council there shall be issued not more than ten such nomination 
papers for a ward or not more than sixty such nomination papers for a 
borough, — so as to read as follows : — Section 54- If a candidate nomi- 
nated as aforesaid dies before the day of election, or withdraws his name 
from nomination, or is found to be ineligible, the vacancy may be filled by 
a committee of not less than five persons, or a majority thereof, if such 
committee be named, and so authorized in the nomination papers. Nomi- 
nation papers shall not include candidates for more than one office. Every 
voter may sign as many nomination papers for each office to be filled as 
there are persons to be elected thereto and no more. Nomination papers 
shall be issued by the board of election commissioners on and after but not 
before the fifth Wednesday preceding the regular municipal election. 
Such papers shall be issued only to candidates who shall file with the 
election commissioners requests therefor in writing, containing their names 
with the first or middle name in full, the offices for which they are candi- 
dates, and their residences, with street and number, if any. Forth- 
with the election commissioners shall print or insert on such nomination 
papers the names of the candidates, the oflBces for which they are nomi- 
nated and their residences, with street and number, if any. Not more than 
three hundred such nomination papers shall be issued to any candidate 
for mayor, and not more than two hundred such nomination papers shall 
be issued to any candidate for the school committee and to any candidate 
for the city council there shall be issued not more than ten such nomination 
papers for a ward or not more than sixty such nomination papers for a 
borough. No nomination papers except those issued in accordance with 
the provisions of this section shall be received or be valid. 

Section 18. Section fifty-eight of said chapter four hundred and 
eighty-six is hereby amended by striking out, in the first line, the word 
"annual" and inserting in place thereof the word: — biennial, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 58. No ballot used at any biennial or special 
municipal election shall have printed thereon any party or political designa- 
tion or mark, and there shall not be appended to the name of any candidate 
any such party or political designation or mark, or anything showing how 
he was nominated or indicating his views or opinions. 

Section 19. Section fifty-nine of said chapter four hundred and eighty- 
six is hereby amended by striking out, in the first Une, the word "annual" 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — biennial, — so as to read as 
follows : — Section 59. On ballots to be used at biennial or special municipal 
elections blank spaces shall be left at the end of each list of candidates for 
the different offices, equal to the number to be elected thereto, in which the 



CITY CHARTER AMENDMENTS IN 1924. 43 

voter may insert the name of any person not printed on the ballot for whom 
he desires to vote for such ofl&ce. 

Section 20. All acts and parts of acts, so far as inconsistent with this 
act, are hereby repealed; and all ordinances and parts of ordinances, so far 
as inconsistent with this act, are hereby annulled. All acts and parts of 
acts affecting the city of Boston, not inconsistent with the provisions of 
this act, are hereby continued in force. 

Section 21. The provisions of section five relative to the fiscal year 
shall take effect on January first, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. The 
provisions of section one abolishing the municipal election in said city in 
the year nineteen hundred and twenty-four and extending the terms of 
office of members of the city council and school committee of said city 
which would expire under existing law on the first Monday of February, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five, shall take effect after the Tuesday 
following the first Monday in November, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four. The provisions of this act relative to changes in the date of the 
regular municipal election in said city in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty-five, in the terms of office for which elective municipal officers are 
to be elected and in the manner of nominating and electing members of the 
city council shall, except as herein otherwise provided, take effect in season 
to be availed of at the regular municipal election of said city in the year 
nineteen hundred and twenty-five. Except as otherwise provided in this 
act, all other provisions thereof shall take effect on the first Monday of 
January, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

[Approved by Governor June 4, 1924- 



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xMUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Officers 

IN CHAEGE OF THE 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 



The following table shows the manner in which the administrative heads of the 
Executive departments are appointed or elected, the time of appointment or election, 
the term of office as prescribed by statute, ordinance, or both, and the salary received 
by each. Heads of departments and members of municipal boards appointed by the 
Mayor are subject to approval by the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission. (See 
Acts of 1909, Chap. 486, Sects. 9-13.) 



Officers. 



How 
Createid. 



Appointed or Elected. 



By Whom. 



When. 



Term. 



Begins. 



Length. 



Salary. 



Assessors (Three) , 
Auditor 



Boston Sanatorium 
Trustees (Seven) . . . . 



Budget Commissioner, 
Building Commissioner, 
City Clerk 



City Planning Board 
(Five) 



Collector 

Corporation Counsel. . . 



Statute. 
Ord.... 



Statute . 

u. 

Ord. . . . 
Statute . 
Ord.... 



Mayor . 



City 
Council, 



Mayor . . 



Annually, 
one 



Quadren- 
nially. . . 



Annually, 
one or two, 

Quadren- 
nially 



Quadren- 
nially. . . 



Triennially, 



Annually, 
one 



Quadren- 
nially. . . 

Quadren- 
nially — 



April 1 . 
May 1 . 

" 1 . 
« 1. 
« 1. 



1st Mon. 
in Feb . 



May 1. 
" 1. 
" 1. 



3 yrs. 

4 " 

5 « 
4 " 

4 " 

3 " 

5 « 

4 " 
4 " 



*$4,500 
7,000 

None 
6,000 
6,000 

6,000 
None 
6,000 
9,000 



* Chairman, $6,000. 



CHIEF OFFICERS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 45 







Appointed 


OK Elected. 


Term. 






How 
Created. 










Salary. 


Officers. 


By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Election Commissioners 
(Four) 


Statute . . . 


Mayor . . . 


Annually, 
one 


April 1 . . 


4 yrs. 






* $4,000 


Fire Commissioner .... 


a 


ti 


Quadren- . 
nially 


May 1 . . 


4 " 


7,500 


Health Commissioner . . 


Ord 


ii 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1 


4 " 


7,500 


Hospital Trustees 
(Five) 


Statute . . . 


11 


Annually, 
one 


May 1 . . 


5 " 






None 


Institutions Commis- 
sioner 


Ord 


u 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


« -1 


4 « 






7,500 




(( 


a 


Annually, 
one 


« 1 


5 « 


None 


Markets, Superintend- 
ent of 


a 


u 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1 


4 " 






4,000 


Overseers of the Pub- 
lic Welfare (Twelve), 


Statute . . . 


Ii 


Annually, 
four 


" 1 


3 " 


None 


Park Commissioners 
(Three) 


a 


u 


Annually, 
one 


" 1 


3 " 






t 


Printing, Superintend- 
ent of 


Ord 


u 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1 


4 " 






6,000 


Pubhc Buildings, Su- 
perintendent of 


a 


Ii 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


it -1 


4 « 


4,500 


Public Works Com- 
missioner of 


u 


ii 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


a 1 


4 " 


9,000 


Registrar, City 


Statute . . . 


a 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


« 1 


4 " 


4,000 


Schoolhouse Commis- 
sioners (Three) 


u 


a 


Annually, 
one 


June 1 . . 


3 « 


t4,000 



* Chairman, $4,500. t Chairman, $7,000; others none. % Chairman, $5,000. 



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How 


Appointed or Elected. 


Term. 


Salary. 




Created. 


By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Sinking Funds Com- 
missioners (Six) 


Statute . . . 


Mayor . . . 


Annually, 
two 


May 1 . . 


3 yrs. 


None 


Soldiers' Relief Com- 
missioner 


a 


u 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


" 1.. 


4 " 






$6,000 


Statistics Trustees 
(Five) 


Ord 


a 


Annually, 
one 


" 1.. 


5 " 






■55- 


Street Commissioners 
(Three) 


Statute. . . 


u 


Annually, 
one 


1st Mon. 
in Feb . . 


3 " 






t4,000 


Supplies, Superintend- 
ent of 


Ord 


11 


Quadren- 
nially 


May 1 . . 


4 " 






6,000 


Transit Commissioners 
(Three) 


ti 


u 


Annually. . . 


" 1. 


1 " 


t 


Treasurer 


Statute . . . 


u 


Quadren- 
nially. . . . 


« 1.. 


4 " 






6,000 


Vessels, Weighers of . . . 


f( 


ti 


Annually, 
two 


" 1.. 


1 " 


Fees 


Weights and Measures, 
Sealer of 


u 


u 


Quadren- 
nially .... 


« 1.. 


4 " 






3,500 



* Chairman, $3,500; others none. 
t Chairman, $7,500; 



t Chairman, $4,500. 
others $5,000. 



DEPARTMENT OF MAYOR. 47 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 



DEPARTMENT OF THE MAYOR. 
Oflace, 27 City Hall, second floor. 
Stat. 1885, Chap. 266; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 2; 
Stat. 1904, Chap. 450; Stat. 1905, Chap. 341; Stat. 1906, Chap. 259; 
Stat. 1907, Chaps. 274, 463; C. C. Title II., Chap. 3; Stat. 1908, 
Chaps. 292, 494; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486; Stat. 1910, Chap. 373; 
Stat. 1911, Chap. 413; Stat. 1912, Chap. 550; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 
280, 367, 788; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 274 and 730; Rev. Ord. 1914, 
Chap. 2; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chaps. 184, 348; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 94; 
Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 75; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 6, 312, 613; Stat. 1921, 
Chaps. 169, 407, 497; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 35, 399, 521; Stat. 1924, 
Chaps. 453 and 479.] 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 
Salary, $10,000. 
Arthur B. Corbett, Secretary. 
Michael J. Ward, Secretary. 
Frank B. Howland, Secretary. 
Joseph J. Mikolajewski, Secretary. 
Joseph P. Hanlon, Secretary. 
Henry F. Brennan, Secretary. 
Joseph Smith, Publicity Secretary. 
John M. Casey, Chief, Licensing Division. 

THE CITY RECORD. 
Office, 25 City Hall, second floor. 
Standish Willcox, Editor. 
Joshua H. Jones, Jr., Associate Editor. 

MUNICIPAL EMPLOYMENT BUREAU. 

Office, 1 and 2 City HaU. 
Luke E. Shields, Director. 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 301 City Hall Annex, third floor. 
[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, §37; Stat. 1884, Chap. 123; Stat. 1903, Chap. 
279; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 5; Ord. 1900, Chap. 5; Ord. 1901, Chap. 8; 
C. C. Title IV,, Chap. 12; Ord. 1910, Chap. 1; Stat. 1911, Chap. 89; 
Stat. 1913, Chaps. 155, 484; Stat. 1914, Chap. 198; Rev. Ord. 1914, 
Chap. 5; Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 87, 
173, 294; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 93; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 93, 96, 183, 
552; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 283, 399; Stat. 1922, Chap. 6; Stat. 1924, 
Chap. 410.] 



48 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

OFFICIALS. 

Edwaed T. KJBLLY, Chamnan. 
Joseph G. O'Mallet, Secretary. 

ASSESSORS. 

Neal J. Holland. Term ends April 1, 1928. 
Edward T. Kelly. Term ends April 1, 1927. 
Joseph G. O'Malley. Term ends April 1, 1926. 

deputy ASSESSORS. 

Feed E. Bolton. William H. Cuddy. 

James H. Phelan. John M. Hayes. 

Christopher I. Fitzgerald. 

Terms of all expire April 1, 1928. 



Daniel F. Ryan, Chief Clerk. 

One Assessor is appointed each year by the Mayor for a term of three 
years from April 1, the Chairman of the Board of three members being 
designated by the Mayor. Deputy Assessors, not exceeding five, are Uke- 
wise appointed for the term of three years. 

The Assessors pubhshed annual tax lists from 1822 to 1866. Since 
1866 the records of the department are almost entirely in manuscript. 
Annual reports have been made since 1890. 

assistant assessors. 
[Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, § 2; Stat. 1894, Chap. 276; Stat. 1901, Chap. 400; 
Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 5, § 1; Ord. 1901, Chap. 6; C. C, Title IV., 
Chap. 12, §2; Stat. 1913, Chap. 484; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 93; 
Stat .1920, Chap. 96; Ord. 1920, Chap. 1; Ord. 1923, Chap. 7; Ord. 
1925, Chap. 3; Stat. 1925, Chap. 39.] 

The Assistant Assessors are appointed from the Civil Service hst by the 
Board of Assessors for an indeterminate period, subject to the approval 
of the Mayor, one for each assessment district or two when required. 
The redivision of the City into 22 wards (see Chap. 410, Acts of 1924) by 
a special legislative commission in December, 1924, made new assessment 
districts necessary. By the original Act the change was not ordered to 
go into effect in 1925, but an amendment was made later whereby the new 
districts apply to the 1925 assessments. 

The 47 assessment districts, with First Assistant Assessors assigned to 
same for year 1925, are as follows: 

Dist. 1. That part of Ward 1 (East Boston, North) extending from 
junction of the shore line and the division line between the property now 
or late of Alonzo Crosby heirs and the property now or late of Richard F. 
Green (said division line being the same as that established by the Ordi- 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 49 

nances of 1895) to the boundary line between Boston and Chelsea; thence 
by said line and the boundary lines between Boston and Revere and Boston 
and Winthrop to the southerly side of Winthrop bridge; thence by the 
latter to its junction with the shore line of the City and by said line to 
its junction with the line of Brooks Street extended; thence through latter 
and Brooks Street to the location of Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn R. R. 
and to Prescott St. or the line thereof extended; thence through Prescott, 
Princeton, Meridian, Lexington and Border Sts. to the division hne be- 
tween the property now or late of Alonzo Crosby heirs and the property 
now or late of Richard F. Green and by said hne to the beginning. Michael 

J. TOTJMEY. 

DisT. 2. That part of Ward 1 (East Boston, South, inclu. the Islands) 
extending from junction of City shore line and the division line between 
the property now or late of Alonzo Crosby heirs and the property now or 
late of Richard F. Green (said division line being the same as that estab- 
hshed by the Ordinances of 1895) to Border St.; thence through Border, 
Lexington, Meridian, Princeton and Prescott Sts. (also Prescott St. 
extended) to the location of Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn R. R. and 
through same to Brooks St. or the line thereof extended; thence through 
latter to the shore Hne and by said line to the beginning. All portions 
of the City lying on the outside of the line beyond which building or 
wharfing out is or may hereafter be legally forbidden or where such line 
does not exist, then all portions lying on the outside of extreme low water 
mark and including all islands in Boston harbor within city limits are 
included in District 2 except Castle Island. Lucian J. Priest. 

DiST. 3. That part of Ward 2 (Charlestown, West) extending from 
Prison Point bridge and the boundary line between Boston and Cambridge 
to the boundary line between Boston and Somerville; thence by said line 
to the boundary line between Boston and Everett and by latter to the 
extension of the easterly hne of a wharf now or formerly known as Brooks 
wharf (said line being the same as that established between Wards Three 
and Four by the Ordinances of 1895) ; thence by said line through Medford, 
Everett, Bunker Hill and Trenton Sts.; thence through Cross, High, 
Cordis and Warren Sts. across Thompson Square to Austin St. and through 
latter and Prison Point bridge to the beginning. John Mabno. 

DiST. 4. That part of Ward 2 (Charlestown, East) extending from 
junction of Prison Point bridge and the boundary line between Boston 
and Cambridge through said bridge and Austin St., across Thompson 
Square to Warren St.; thence through Warren, Cordis, High, Cross and 
Trenton Sts. to Bunker Hill St.; thence through latter, Everett and Med- 
ford Sts. to the easterly line of a wharf now or formerly known as Brooks 
wharf (said hne being the same as that established between Wards Three 
and Four by the Ordinances of 1895); thence by said hne and same ex- 
tended to the boundary line between Boston and Everett in the Mystic 
river; thence by latter and the boundary line between Boston and Chelsea 
to the easterly side of Chelsea bridge; thence by same to its junction 



50 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

with the shore hne of the City and by said hne to its junction with the 
boundary line between Boston and Cambridge; thence by said boundary 
line to the beginning. John F. Fitzpatbick . 

DiST. 5. That part of Ward 3 (North End) extending from junction 
of Cambridge St. (extended) and Charles River; thence by the latter to 
Charles River Dam; thence through Leverett, Brighton, Lowell, Minot 
and Nashua Sts. to Causeway St. crossing John F. Lindsay Square to 
Staniford St.; thence through Staniford, Green, Chambers and Cambridge 
Sts. to Bowdoin St.; thence through latter and Derne St., crossing Han- 
cock St. to Myrtle and through same, then Irving and Cambridge Sts. 
to the beginning. Thomas H. Bond. 

DiST. 6. That part of Ward 3 (North End) extending from junction 
of Cambridge and Chambers Sts. through Chambers, Green, Staniford, 
Causeway, Nashua, Minot, Lowell, Brighton and Leverett Sts. to Charles 
River; thence to Warren Bridge and through Beverly and Causeway Sts., 
Keany Sq. and Commercial, Hanover and Blackstone Sts., crossing 
Haymarket Sq. to Merrimac St.; thence through latter, Chardon St.; 
Bowdoin Sq. and Cambridge St. to the beginning. Jacob Rosenberg. 

DiST. 7. That part of Ward 3 (North End) extending from junction 
of Beacon and Bowdoin Sts.; thence through Bowdoin and Cambridge 
Sts.; crossing Bowdoin Square to Chardon St.; thence through Chardon 
and Merrimac Sts. to Haymarket Square and crossing same to Blackstone 
St. ; thence through Blackstone, Hanover, Washington, School and Beacon 
Sts. to the beginning. Matthew Binney. 

DisT. 8. That part of Ward 3 (North End) extending from junction 
of Beverly St. (extended) and Charles River; thence by the latter and 
Harbor Commissioners' Kne to Congress St.; thence through latter, 
Atlantic Ave. and South Market St. to Merchants' Row; thence by south- 
erly and westerly sides of Faneuil Hall Square to Dock Square and Wash- 
ington St.; thence through Washington, Hanover and Commercial Sts., 
Keany Sq., Causeway and Beverly Sts. to the beginning. Harbt C. 
Byrne. 

DiST. 9. That part of Ward 3 (Boston Proper) extending from junc- 
tion of Washington and MUk Sts., thence northerly through Washington 
St. and Adams, Dock and Faneuil Hall Squares (westerly side) to South 
Market St.; thence through South Market St., Atlantic Ave. and Central 
St. to McKinley Square and Milk St. to the beginning. Edwin R. 
Spinney. 

DiST. 10. That part of Ward 3 (Boston Proper) extending from junc- 
tion of Congress and Milk Sts.; thence through MUk St., McKinley 
Square, Central St., Atlantic Ave., Congress and Milk Sts. to the begin- 
ning. Michael J. Brophy. 

DisT. 11. That part of Ward 3 (Boston Proper) extending from junc- 
tion of Franklin and Devonshire Sts.; thence through Franklin and Con- 
gress Sts., Dorchester Ave., Summer St., Atlantic Ave., Beach, Kingston 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 51 

and Bedford Sts. to Church Green; thence crossing latter and Summer St. 
to Devonshire, thence to FrankHn St. and the beginning. Fred W. 
Burleigh. 

DiST. 12. That part of Ward 3 (Boston Proper) extending from junc- 
tion of Washington and Milk Sts.; thence through Milk, Congress, Frank- 
lin, Devonshire and Summer Sts., Church Green, Bedford, Kingston, 
Essex and Washington Sts. to the beginning. Warren F. Freeman. 

DiST. 13. That part of Ward 3 (Boston Proper) extending from junc- 
tion of Park and Beacon Sts. ; thence through Beacon, School, Washington 
and Essex Sts. to Harrison Ave.; thence by the latter, Kneeland, Wash- 
ington, Eliot, Tremont and Park Sts. to the beginning. Alexander P. 
Brown. 

DiST. 14. That part of Ward 3 (South End) extending from junction 
of Tremont and Ehot Sts.; thence through Ehot and Kneeland Sts.; 
Harrison Ave., Essex, Kingston and Beach Sts., Atlantic Ave., Summer 
St., Dorchester Ave. and Broadway to New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad and Boston & Albany Railroad; thence by said railroads to 
Shawmut Ave. and through same, Tremont and Eliot Sts. to the beginning. 
Henry J. Ireland. 

DiST. 15. That part of Ward 3 (South End) extending from junction 
of Shawmut Ave. and the location of the Boston & Albany and the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford R. R., through said avenue to Dover St.; 
thence through Dover, Tremont and Upton Sts. to Shawmut Ave. ; thence 
through latter also Pelham and Washington Sts. to Union Park; thence 
through same, Albany and Lehigh Sts. also Broadway to its junction 
with the New York, New Haven & Hartford R. R. 

Also, that part of Ward 3 extending from junction of Washington and 
Union Park Sts. through latter to Albany St.; thence through Albany 
and Lehigh Sts. to Broadway; thence through same and Broadway Bridge 
to its junction with the shore line on the southeasterly side of Ft. Point 
Channel; thence by said shore line and the easterly side of South Bay to 
the point where said line makes an obtuse angle nearly opposite Randolph 
St.; thence by an extension of said line continuing its course previous to 
making said angle across the easterly side of South Bay in a direct line 
till it joins the location of the New York, New Haven & Hartford R. R. ; 
thence through location of Midland Division thereof to its junction with 
Southampton St.; thence through latter, Massachusetts Ave., Harrison 
Ave., East Springfield and Washington Sts. to the beginning. A. S. 
Parker Weeks. 

DisT. 16. That part of Ward 4 (Back Bay, East) extending from 
junction of Dalton St. (extended) and Boylston St. through latter and 
Berkeley St. to Columbus Ave.; thence through same also Clarendon, 
Tremont and Pembroke Sts. to Warren Ave.; thence through same and 
Columbus Ave. to West Rutland Square, crossing the New York, New 
Haven and Hartford R. R. to Durham St.; thence through Durham, St. 



52 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Botolph and Cumberland Sts. to Huntington Ave. ; thence through latter, 
West Newton, Belvidere and Dalton Sts. also Dalton St. (extended) to 
the beginning. Edward L. Hopkins. 

DiST. 17. That part of Ward 4 (Back Bay, South) extending from 
junction of Pembroke and Tremont Sts. through latter, West Springfield 
and WelHngton Sts. to the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. R., 
Providence division; thence by said railroad to Ward St. and through 
same, Huntington Ave., Francis St. and Brookline Ave. southerly to 
Muddy River and the boundary line between Boston and Brookline. 
thence by said line to its junction with the northeasterly side of St. Mary's 
St. (extended) ; thence by Muddy River and crossing Brookline Ave. near 
the end of Boylston St. through Back Bay Fens to Boylston St. near 
Charlesgate East also Charlesgate West to Boylston St.; thence through 
latter, Dalton, Belvidere and West Newton Sts. to Huntington Ave.; 
thence through same, Cumberland, St. Botolph and Durham Sts., crossing 
the railroad and West Rutland Square to Columbus Ave. ; thence through 
latter, Warren Ave. and Pembroke St. to Tremont St. and the beginning. 
Charles A. Murphy. 

DisT. 18. That part of Ward 5 (West End to South End) extending 
from junction of Charles and Cambridge Sts. through latter also Irving 
and Myrtle Sts., crossing Hancock to Derne St.; thence through Derne, 
Bowdoin, Beacon and Park Sts. to Tremont St.; thence through latter to 
Shawmut Ave.; and through same, Dover, Tremont and Clarendon Sts. 
to Columbus Ave.; thence through latter, Berkeley, Boylston, Charles, 
Beacon, Joy, Mt. Vernon and Charles again to Cambridge St. and the 
beginning. Augustus D. McLennan. 

DisT. 19. That part of Ward 5 (Back Bay and West End) extending 
from junction of Boylston St. and Massachusetts Ave. to Common- 
wealth Ave.; thence through latter and Exeter St. to Charles River and 
ward hne; thence by said line to Cambridge St. (extended) and through 
same to Charles St.; thence through Charles, Mt. Vernon, Joy, Beacon 
and Charles again to Boylston St.; thence through latter to Massachu- 
setts Ave. and the beginning. James L Moore. 

DiST. 20. That part of Ward 5 (Back Bay, West) extending from 
junction of Granby St. and Muddy River; through said street to Common- 
wealth Ave.; thence through latter and Blandford St. to the Boston and 
Albany R. R.; thence along said railroad, Brookline Ave., Kilmarnock 
St. and Kilmarnock Street (extended) crossing the Fens to Muddy River; 
thence through same, also Boylston Road, Boylston St., Massachusetts 
Ave., Commonwealth Ave., Exeter St. and Exeter St. (extended); thence 
through said location to Charles River and by the middle hne of Charles 
River to the beginning. Arthur L. Curry. 

DiST. 21. That part of Ward 6 (South Boston, North) extending from 
Broadway and Fort Point Channel through latter to Dorchester Ave.; 
thence through same and West First, F, West Second and Dorchester Sts. 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 53 

to East Broadway; thence through latter and East Broadway (extended) 
to the Harbor Commissioner's line; thence by same to and around the 
City Point Head-house to East Seventh St. (extended); thence through 
East Seventh, L, East Sixth, H, and East Fourth Sts. to West Fourth St. ; 
thence through same, F, West Eighth, and D Sts. to Old Colony Ave.; 
thence through latter to Dorchester Ave. and its junction with the New 
York, New Haven and Hartford R. R. ; thence southerly by said railroad 
(Midland Division) to the South Bay eastern shore line and to the bound- 
ary Mne of Ward 8 also by the same line to Broadway Bridge and the 
beginning. Thomas O. McEnaney. 

DiST. 22. That part of Ward 6 (South Boston, North) extending from 
junction of Dorchester Ave., the ward line between Wards 5 and 9, and 
the southerly side of Fort Point Channel; thence by said ward line to the 
Harbor Commissioner's Hne and the ward line to East Broadway (ex- 
tended); thence by the latter and East Broadway to Dorchester St. and 
through same. West Second and F Sts. northeasterly to West First St.; 
thence through the same and Dorchester Ave. to the beginning. Arthur 
W. Smith. 

DisT. 23. The whole of Ward 7 (South Boston, South). Maurice J. 
Power. 

DisT. 24. The whole of Ward 8 (Roxbury, North). William F. 
Morrissey. 

DisT. 25. The whole of Ward 9 (Roxbury, Centre). Frederick J. 
Smith. 

DiST. 26. The whole of Ward 10 (Roxbury, West). James P. Fox. 

DisT. 27. The whole of Ward 11 (Roxbury, South — Jamaica Plain, 
South). Edmund G. White. 

DiST. 28. That part of Ward 12 (Roxbury, East) extending from 
junction of Washington and Dudley Sts. through latter, Greenville, 
Winthrop, Fairland and Moreland Sts. to Blue Hill Ave.; thence through 
same, Savin and Munroe Sts. crossing Walnut Ave. to Elmore St.; thence 
through Elmore, Kensington, Kingsbury, Bainbridge and Dale Sts. to 
Regent St.; thence through latter. Circuit and Washington Sts. to junc 
tion with Dudley St., the beginning. William A. Creney. 

DiST. 29. That part of Ward 12 (Roxbury, East) extending from 
junction of Blue Hill Ave. and Savin St. through said avenue, Canterbury 
and Morton Sts. to Morton Road; thence through same and Forest Hills 
St. to its first junction with the boundary hne of Franldin Park (extended) 
running nearly east and west about midway between Williams St. and 
Glen Road; thence by said boundary line of Franklin Park by several 
courses in a general northeasterly direction and crossing Glen Road to its 
junction with Sigourney St.; thence through latter. Walnut Ave., Munroe, 
Warren and Savin Sts. to junction with Blue Hill Ave., the beginning. 
Arthur C. Quincy. 

DisT. 30. The whole of Ward 13 (Dorchester, North) . John H. Hout. 



54 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

DiST. 31. That part of Ward 14 (Dorchester, West) extending from 
junction of Blue Hill Ave. and Fayston St. through latter, Mascoma and 
Quincy Sts. to the location of the Midland Division, New York, New 
Haven and Hartford R. R.; thence through same, Wales Place, Rock 
Terrace and Olney St. to Geneva Ave.; thence through latter, and Bow- 
doin St., across Washington to Harvard St.; thence through same to its 
junction with the location of Midland Division, New York, New Haven 
and Hartford R. R. and through latter to Talbot Ave. thence through 
same to Blue Hill Ave. and Fayston St., the beginning. Joseph P. 
Dempbey. 

DisT. 32. That part of Ward 14 (Dorchester, West) extending from 
junction of Blue Hill Ave. and Canterbury St. through said avenue and 
Talbot Ave. to location of Midland Division, New York, New Haven and 
Hartford R. R.; thence through same, Elizabeth St. (extended) and 
Ehzabeth St. also Norfolk and Evelyn Sts. to Blue Hill Ave.; thence 
through latter. Walk Hill and Canterbury Sts. to Blue Hill Ave. and the 
beginning. G. Feed Pierce. 

DisT. 33. The whole of Ward 15 (Dorchester, North Central). Daniel 
A. Downey. 

DisT. 34. That part of Ward 16 (Dorchester - Neponset) extending 
from junction of Freeport St. and the location of Plymouth Division, New 
York, New Haven and Hartford R. R. along said location and the hne of 
Shawmut Branch of same Railroad to Park St.; thence through latter, 
Upland Ave., Centervale Park, Bourneside St. and Melville Ave. to 
Penhallow St.; thence through same, Mather, Nixon, Center, Wainwright 
and Lithgow Sts. to Talbot Ave. ; thence through said avenue, Dorchester 
Ave., Edwin, Florida, Mallet, Adams and Ashmont Sts. to Neponset Ave.; 
thence through same and Neponset Ave. (extended) to middle hne of 
Neponset River and the Harbor line to a point in Dorchester Bay opposite 
Greenwich St. (extended); thence through latter to location of Midland 
Division, New York, New Haven and Hartford R. R. and through same 
to the beginning. John J. Dailey. 

DiST. 35. That part of Ward 16 (Dorchester- Neponset) extending 
from junction of Dorchester Ave. and Edwin St. through latter, Florida, 
Mallet, Adams and Ashmont Sts. to Neponset Ave.; thence through same 
and Neponset Ave. (extended) to the boundary line between Quincy and 
Boston in Neponset River; thence by said line to its junction with Granite 
Bridge and through latter to its junction with the location of Plymouth 
Division, New York, New Haven and Hartford R. R.; thence through 
same to its junction with Melhsh Road (extended) also through MeUish 
Road and Adams St. to its junction with the southern line of Dorchester 
Park (extended), said line running north, northwesterly and southeast; 
thence by latter in several courses as the same is legally established, 
running in a general westerly direction to its junction with Dorchester 
Ave. and through said avenue and Edwin St. to the beginning. Charles 
H. Warren. 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 55 

DiST. 36. The whole of Ward 17 (Dorchester, Centre). John J. 
O'Connor. 

DiST. 37. That part of Ward 18 (Hyde Park- Mattapan) extending 
from junction of Eagle Mill Place (extended) with the Boston and Milton 
boundary line in the Neponset River along said boundary line to its junc- 
tion with West St. (extended); thence through latter, River, and Woods 
St. to Wood Ave.; thence through same, Harvard and Walk Hill Sts. to 
Blue Hill Ave.; thence through latter, Evelyn, Norfolk and Elizabeth 
Sts. to location of Midland Division, New York, New Haven and EEart- 
ford R. R.; thence through same, Morton, Groveland St. (extended), 
Groveland and River Sts. to Eagle Mill Place and the beginning. Fbbd- 
ERicK A. Robinson. 

DiST. 38. That part of Ward 18 (Hyde Park - Mattapan) extending 
from junction of Washington and Poplar Sts., through latter and Canter- 
bury St. to location of Providence Division, New York, New Haven and 
Hartford R. R.; thence through same, Blakemore St., Hyde Park and 
Neponset Aves. also Canterbury St. to Walk Hill St.; thence through 
latter, Harvard St., Wood Ave., Wood St., River and West Sts. to the 
former boundary line between Boston and Hyde Park; thence along 
said hne, through Turtle Pond Road, Washington and Poplar Sts. to the 
beginning. Alonzo F. Andrews. 

DiST. 39. That part of Ward 18 (Hyde ParK- Mattapan) extending 
from junction of former boundary line between Boston and Hyde Park 
and Turtle Pond Road in the Stony Brook Reservation along said bound- 
ary hne to West St.; thence through latter and West Street (extended) 
to its junction with the center line of Neponset River; thence through same 
to its junction with the boundary line between Boston and Milton and 
along said line to its junction with the boundary line between Boston and 
Dedham; thence along latter to its junction with the former boundary 
line between Boston and Hyde Park and by said line to the beginning. 
Ward A. Marsh. 

DiST. 40. That part of Ward 19 (Jamaica Plain - Roslindale, East) 
extending from junction of Centre and Perkins Sts. through latter and 
Chestnut St. to boundary hne between Boston and Brookline; thence 
along said line and through AUandale, Centre and Walter Sts. to the 
southwesterly boundary hne of Arnold Arboretum; thence by latter on 
several courses as the same is legally established, and by said line ex- 
tended to its junction with the location of West Roxbury Branch, New 
York, New Haven and Hartford R. R.; thence through same and Lee 
Hill Road (extended) also Lee Hill Road, Washington St., and Wliipple 
Ave. to Stony Brook; thence along latter, through Florence St., South- 
bourne Road, Bourne, Walk Hill, Canterbury and Morton Sts. to Forest 
Hills Ave. in Forest Hills Cemetery; thence through same and Union 
Terrace to its junction with the northwesterly boundary hne of said 
cemetery and by the latter on several courses as same is legally estab- 
lished to Weld Hill St.; thence through .same, Hyde ParK Ave . Washing- 



56 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

ton St., Asticou Road and St. Ann St. across South St. to the Arborway; 
thence through latter, Custer and South Sts., CaroUna Ave. and WilKams 
St. to its junction with the location of Providence Division, New York, 
New Haven and Hartford R. R.; thence through same, Atherton, Lamar- 
tine and Mozart Sts., Chestnut Ave., Forbes and Centre Sts. to the be- 
ginning. William N. Goodwin. 

DiST. 41. That part of Ward 19 (Jamaica Plain - RosHndale, East) 
extending from junction of Walk Hill and Bourne Sts. through latter 
Southbourne Road and Florence St. to Stony Brook; thence through 
same, Whipple Ave., Washington, Poplar and Canterbury Sts. to the 
location of Providence Division, New York, New Haven and Hartford 
R. R.; thence through latter, Blakemore St., Hyde Park Ave., Neponset 
Ave. and Walk HiU St. to the beginning. John J. Butler. 

DiST. 42. That part of Ward 20 (West Roxbury - RosHndale, West) 
extending from junction of Lee Hill Road and Washington St. through 
latter, Grove and Center Sts. to the location of West Roxbury Branch, 
New York, New Haven and Hartford R. R. ; thence through said location 
and Lee Hill Road to the beginning. Edward E. McGrath. 

DiST. 43. That part of Ward 20 (West Roxbury - Roslindale, West) 
extending from junction of AUandale St. and Brookline boundary line 
through Allandale, Center and Walter Sts. to the southwesterly line of 
Arnold Arboretum; thence by same to location of West Roxbury Branch, 
New York, New Haven and Hartford R. R. and through latter south- 
westerly to Lagrange St.; thence through same to the boundary line 
between Boston and Newton and along said line to the boundary line 
between Boston and Brookline, continuing thereon to the beginning. 
Francis J. Ryan. 

DiST. 44. That part of Ward 20 (West Roxbury - Roshndale, West) 
extending from junction of Washington St. and Turtle Pond Road in the 
Stony Brook Reservation through said park road to its junction with the 
former boundary line between Boston and Hyde Park; thence along same 
to its junction with the boundary line between Boston and Dedham and 
along the latter and the boundary line between Boston and Needham to 
the Charles River and its junction with the boundary line between Boston 
and Newton; thence along said line to Lagrange St. and through same 
southeasterly to the location of West Roxbury Branch, New York, New 
Haven and Hartford R. R.; thence through latter to Center St. and 
southerly through same, then along Grove St. to Washington and through 
latter northerly to the beginning. Timothy W. Murphy. 

DiST. 45. That part of Ward 21 (Brighton, South) extending from 
junction of Granby St. and Commonwealth Ave. through latter and 
Blandford St. also Blandford St. (extended) to location of Boston and 
Albany R. R.; thence through same, Brookhne Ave., Kilmarnock St. and 
Kilmarnock St. (extended) to its junction with the middle line of Muddy 
River in Back Bay Fens; thence by the latter hne and the Riverway to its 



AUDITING DEPARTMENT. 57 

junction with the boundary line between Boston and Brookline in the 
northeasterly Hne of St. Mary's St. (extended); thence by said line to 
Commonwealth Ave. and along its southerly side, continuing in various 
courses as said boundary hne is legally established to its junction with 
Warren St.; thence through Warren, Cambridge, Dustin and North 
Beacon Sts. to the latter's junction with Cambridge St. in Union Square; 
thence through Cambridge St. to its junction with the location of the 
Boston and Albany R. R.; thence through said location to its junction 
with the middle line of Smelt Brook; thence by the same line extended to 
its junction with the boundary line between Boston and Cambridge in the 
Charles River; thence by said line to its junction with Granby St.; and 
through latter to Commonwealth Ave. and the beginning. Henry T. 
Hartmere. 

DisT. 46. That part of Ward 21 (Brighton - South) extending from 
junction of Cambridge and Warren Sts. through latter to the boundary 
line bewteen Boston and Brookline; thence along said line to its junction 
with the boundary line between Boston and Newton and along same, 
also Commonwealth Ave. to South Street; thence through latter, Chestnut 
Hill Ave., William Jackson Ave., Academy Hill Road, and again Chestnut 
HiU Ave. to Union St.; thence through same, Nantasket Ave., Washington, 
Cambridge and Warren Sts. to the beginning. Patrick F. Carle y. 

DisT. 47. The whole of Ward 22 (Brighton, North). Francis J. 

TURCOTTE. 



AUDITING DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 20 City HaU, first floor. 
[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 6; Ord. 1901, Chap. 10; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, 
§§3, 23, 24, 25; Stat. 1911, Chap. 413; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 367, 788; 
Rev, Ord. 1914, Chap. 6; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. Ill; Spec. Stat. 
1919, Chap. 168; Ord. 1921, Chap. 1; Stat. 1922, Chap. 133; Stat. 
1924, Chap. 479.] 

Rupert S. Carven, City Auditor. Term ends 1926. 
Henry E. Kjeenan, Assistant City Auditor. 

The office of Auditor was established by ordinance on August 2, 1824. 
Regular annual reports of receipts and expenditures have been published 
by the Auditor since 1825. These reports now contain in addition various 
financial tables relating to appropriations, debt, etc., and a full account of 
the trust funds, also lists of City property, by departments. Less com- 
plete reports were pubUshed by finance committees from 1811 to 1824, 
inclusive. Since June 1, 1867, the Auditor has published monthly exhibits 
of all City and County expenditures. 

The City Auditor is also Auditor of the County of Suffolk and Secretary 
of the Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds. (Rev. Ord. 1914, 
Chap. 6.) 



58 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

BOSTON SANATORIUM. 
[Formerly Consumptives' Hospital Dept.] 
Main Hospital, 249 River street, Mattapan. 
Out-Patient Department, 48 Rutland street, South End. 
Trustees' Office, 1001 City HaU Annex, tenth floor. 

[Stat. 1906, Chap. 189; Ord. 1906, Chap. 4; Stat. 1907, Chap. 248; Stat. 
1908, Chap. 225; Stat. 1911, Chap. 167; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 14; 
Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 190; Ord. 1921, Chap. 8.] 

OFFICIALS. 

John F. O'Brien, M. D., Chairman. 
James J. Minot, M. D., Secretary. 

trustees.* 
James J. Minot, M. D. Term ends in 1930. 
Mary A. Cotter. Term ends in 1930. 
Miss ls.4JBEL F. Hyams. Term ends in 1929. 
John F. O'Brien, M. D. Term ends in 1928. 
Abraham Pearlstein. Term ends in 1928. 
Thomas M. Green. Term ends in 1927. 
John S. Masters. Term ends in 1926. 

The Trustees of this department, which was established in 1906, pur- 
chased that year the Conness estate of 55 acres fronting on River street 
Mattapan, where various buildings have since been erected. There are 
now three Ward buildings accommodating 234, four Cottage Wards, 
accommodating 127, and the Children's Ward, accommodating 65, also 
the Domestic-Administration building. At the Out-Patient Department 
or dispensary, 48 Rutland street, a cUnic is held every Monday, Wednes- 
day, Friday and Saturday morning and every Monday evening. Patients 
are examined and treated by physicians at the dispensary, and visited by 
nurses n their homes. 

Admission to the hospital is confined to persons who are bona fide resi- 
dents of Boston at the time of apphcation. 

hospital officers. 
Arthur J. White, M. D., Superintendent. 
Frank H. Hunt, M. D., Resident Medical Officer. 
Edwin A. Locke, M. D., Chief of Staff. 
Timothy J. Murphy, M. D., First Assistant. 

Cleaveland Floyd, M. D., Second Assistant (Director of Chnic, Out- 
Patient Department). 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 59 

BUDGET DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 307 City Hall Annex, third floor. 

[Ord. 1917, Chap. 3; Ord. 1921, Chap. 4.] 

Charles J. Fox, Budget Commissioner. Term ends in 1926. 
William D. Kenney, Secretary. 

The adoption in 1916 of a segregated budget recommended by the 
Budget Commission of 1915 was followed by the establishing of an inde- 
pendent department in 1917, to have the supervision of all details of 
method pertaining to the preparation of the annual appropriation 
schedules of the departments. These are submitted at the beginning of 
the financial year to the Mayor, who, after 30 days' consideration, submits 
them to the City Council with his recommendations. The commissioner 
also prepares the form of departmental monthly reports of expenditures 
of ail appropriations by items. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 901 City Hall Annex, ninth floor. 
[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 8, and Chap. 45, §§ 28-39; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 
13 and Chap. 36 (Part II); Stat. 1907, Chap. 550 {i. e. Boston Build- 
ing Law); Stat. 1908, Chap. 221; Stat. 1909, Chap. 313; Stat. 1910, 
Chaps. 284, 631; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 76, 129, 342; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 
369, 370, 713; Ord. 1912, Chaps. 3, 9; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 50, 680, 
704, 714, 729; Ord. 1913, Chap. 4; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 8 and 
Chap. 41, § 1; Ord. 1914, Chap. 4; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 205, 248, 
595, 782, 791; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chaps. 8, 41; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chaps. 
254, 352; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chap. 118 and Spec. Stat. Chaps. 248, 
277; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. 221; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chaps. 104, 179 
a. e. Building Law amended and codified); Spec. Stat. 1919, Chaps. 
32, 155, 156, 163; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 91, 266, 440; Ord. 1920, Chap. 
10; Ord. 1921, Chaps. 1, 5; Stat. 1921, Chaps, 60, 280, 476; Stat. 1922, 
Chaps. 126, 174; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 108, 278, 462; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 
332, 335, 412 and 488; Stat. 1925, Chap. 219.] 

•, Building Commissioner. Term ends in 1926. 



Charles S. Damrell, Clerk of Dept. and Executive Sec'y. 

Edward W. Roemer, Supervisor of Construction. 

John J. Dunigan, Supervisor of Construction {Zoning Div.). 

Edwin H. Oliver, Chief of Egress Division. 

Wilfred H. Smith, Chief, Plan Division A. 

Joseph E. Cahill, Chief, Plan Division B. 

Timothy J. Farbell, Supervisor of Elevators. 



60 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

William A. Wheater, Supervisor of Plumbing. 
James W. Flynn, Supervisor of Gasfitiing. 

It is the duty of the Building Commissioner to issue permits for and 
inspect the erection and alteration of buildings in the City, and the set- 
ting of boilers, engines and furnaces; to issue licenses to persons taking 
charge of constructing, altering, removing or tearing down buildings; to 
keep a register of the names of all persons carrying on the business of 
plumbing and gasfitting, and of aU persons working at the business of gas- 
fitting, and to issue Hcenses to master and journeymen gasfitters; to issue 
permits for and inspect the plumbing and gasfitting in buildings; to inspect 
elevators in buildings and report upon elevator accidents; to inspect at 
least monthly all theaters and moving-picture houses, and semi-annually 
all haUs or places for pubUc assembly; to inspect existing tenement houses; 
to report on all fires in, and accidents in or to, buildings, and to approve 
plans of new buildings and alterations. 

The Board of Appeal (i. e., appeal from the decisions of the Building 
Commissioner) although appointed by the Mayor, is nominated by the 
leading real estate and builders' organizations (see Index). 

BUILDING LIMITS. 

Stat. 1907, Chap. 550, § 9; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 41, § 1; Stat. 1914, 
Chap. 782, § 1; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 352; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. 
221; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 179.] 

Board of Examiners. 

[Ord. 1912, Chap. 9; Ord. 1920, Chap. 10; Ord. 1925, Chap. 5.] 
Ofiice, 907 City Hall Annex, ninth floor. 

OFFICIALS. 

John F. Hickey, Chairman. 

Mary C. Down, Permanent Secretary. 

THE BOARD. 

John F. Hickey. Term ends in 1928. 
William H. Besarick. Term ends in 1927. 
Thomas K. Reynolds. Term ends in 1926. 

The Board of Examiners was established in 1912 as an adjunct of the 
Building Department, to consist of three members, appointed by the 
Mayor. The duties of these examiners are to determine the quahfica- 
tions of persons taking charge or control of the construction, alteration, 
removal or tearing down of buildings; to register and classify those who 
are competent according to fitness and certify such to the Building Com- 



CITY PLANNIISG DEPARTMENT. 61 

missioner. Each examiner is to receive ten dollars for every day or part 
thereof of actual service, but not more than $1,000 in any one year. 

The fees to be paid to the Board are: for new license, $5.00, and each 
annual renewal, $2.00; special license, $1.00. 



CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 31 City Hall, second floor. 
Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 30; Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, § 2; Rev. Ord. 1898, 
Chap. 11; R. L., Chap. 26, §§ 15, 16; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 8; Stat. 
1909, Chap. 486, § 22; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 11; Ord. 1917, Chap. 6; 
Ord. 1920, Chap. 11.] 

James Donovan, Ciiy Clerk. Term ends in 1926. 
Wilfred J. Doyle, Assistant City Clerk. 

The City Clerk is elected by the City Council for the term of three 
years. He has the care and custody of the records of the City Council 
and of all city records, documents, maps, plans and papers, except those 
otherwise provided for. He also records chattel mortgages, assignments 
of wages, hens upon vessels, issues hcenses and badges to minors when so 
directed by the City Council, and performs other duties imposed by statute. 

The City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk are, ex officio, Clerk and Assistant 
Clerk, respectively, of the City Council. 

The Assistant City Clerk is appointed by the City Clerk, subject to the 
approval of the Mayor. By Gen. Laws, Chap. 41, §18, the certificate or 
attestation of the Assistant City Clerk has equal effect with that of the 
City Clerk. 

CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 30 City Hall, second floor. 

[Stat. 1913, Chap. 494; Ord. 1913, Chap. 6; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 12; 
Ord. 1915, Chap. 2; Ord. 1923, Chap. 5; Stat. 1924, Chap. 488; Stat. 
1925, Chap. 333.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Frederic H. Fay, Chairman. 

Miss Elisabeth M. Herlihy, Secretary. 

THE BOARD. 

Ernest A. Johnson. Term ends in 1930. 
Frederic H. Fay. Term ends in 1929. 
W. Stanley Parker. Term ends in 1928. 
John J. Walsh. Term ends in 1927. 
Mary A. Barr. Term ends in 1926. 



62 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Every city and town in the State having a population of more than 
10,000 is authorized and directed to create a board to be known as the 
Planning Board, whose duty shall be to make careful studies of the re- 
sources, possibilities and needs of the city or town, and to make plans for 
the development of the municipality with special reference to the proper 
housing of the people. In January, 1914, an ordinance was passed estab- 
lishing "The City Planning Board," consisting of five members, one of 
whom shall be a woman, all to serve without compensation for a term of 
five years. 



COLLECTING DEPARTMENT. 

OflBce, 201 City Hall Annex, second floor. 

[Stat. 1875, Chap. 176; Stat. 1885, Chap. 266; Stat. 1888, Chap. 390; 
Stat. 1890, Chap. 418; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 14; Ord. 1908, Chap. 
1; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 10; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486; Stat. 1913, 
Chap. 672; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 13; Ord. 1914, 2d Series, Chap. 2; 
Spec. Stat. 1916, Chap. 291; Ord. 1921, Chap. 1; Stat. 1922, Chap. 
390; Ord. 1925, Chap. 1.] 

William M . McMokbow, City Collector. Term ends in 1926. 
John J. McCabthy, Cashier, also Acting Collector in the absence of the 
Collector. 

The Collector collects and receives all taxes and other assessments, 
betterments, rates, dues and moneys payable on any account to the 
City of Boston or the County of Suffolk. He has the custody of all leases 
from, and of all tax deeds of land held by, the City. Annual reports 
have been published since 1876. 



ELECTION DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 111 City Hall Annex, first floor. 
[Stat. 1906, Chap. 311; Stat. 1907, Chap. 560, §78; Rev. Ord. 1898, 
Chap. 15; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 16; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 53-61; 
Stat. 1910, Chap. 520; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 304, 469, 517, 550, 735; 
Stat. 1912, Chaps. 275, 471, 483, 641; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 286, 835; 
Stat. 1914, Chap. 730; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 15; Gen. Stat. 1915, 
Chaps. 48, 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 16, 43, 81, 87, 179; Gen. 
Stat. 1917, Chap. :9; Gen. Stat. 1918, Chap. 74; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 
129, 142; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 65, 93, 114, 209, 288, 340, 387; Ord. 1921, 
Chap. 7; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 410, 453, 479; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 39, 
136.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Melancthon W. Burlen, Chairman. 
Thomas E. Goggin, Secretary. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 63 



COMMISSIONERS. 

Frank Seiberlich. Term ends in 1929. 
James F. Eagan. Term ends in 1928. 
Melancthon W. Burlen. Term ends in 1927. 
Thomas E. Goggin. Term ends in 1926. 

deputy election commissioners. 
Christina D. Page. 
Carrie F. Sheehan. 

One Election Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor each year, term 
beginning April 1. The two leading political parties must be equally 
represented on the Board and the Chairman is designated annually by the 
Mayor. 

The Board of Registrars of Voters was appointed in May, 1874, and 
was succeeded July 1, 1895, by the Board of Election Commissioners. 

This department exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred 
upon the Board of Registrars of Voters (including the preparation of the 
jury list), except the power and duty of giving notice of elections and 
fixing the days and hours for holding the same. 

The Board also exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred 
upon the City Clerk and other officers by chapter 504 of the Acts of 1894. 
The voting precincts in the 22 new wards now number 339 instead of 254. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT, 
Office, City Building, Bristol street. 
{Stat. 1850, Chap. 262; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, §§ 9-11; Rev. Ord. 
1898, Chap. 17; Stat. 1909, Chap. 308; Stat. 1912, Chap. 574; Ord. 
1912, Chaps. 4, 6; Ord. 1913, Chap. 1; Stat. 1913, Chap. 800; Stat. 
1914, Chaps. 519, 795; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 16; Ord. 1917, Chap. 4; 
Ord. 1919, Chap. 2; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 60, 68; Stat. 1921, Chap. 196; 
Stat. 1923, Chap. 309.] 

Theodore A. Glynn, Fire Commissioner. 
Daniel F. Sennott, Chief of Department. 
Henry A. Fox, Assistant Chief. 
Walter M. McLean, First Deputy Chief. 
Edward J. Shallow, Second Deputy Chief. 
Albert J. Caulfield, Third Deputy Chief. 
Joseph A. Dolan, Fourth Deputy Chief. 
Frank A. Sweeney, Fifth Deputy Chief. 



64 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Henry J. Power, Sixth Deputy Chief. 

Eugene M. Byington, Superintendent, High Pressure Fire Service. 

George L. Fickett, Superintendent, Fire Alarm Branch. 

Walter J. Burke, Superintendent, Wire Division. 

Edward E. Williamson, Supervisor, Motor Apparatus. 

James P. Malonet, Chief Clerk. 

The Boston Fire Department was organized in 1837. It is in charge 
of a Commissioner, whose staff consists of 38 officers: the Chief, one 
assistant chief, 6 deputy chiefs, and 30 district chiefs (15 for day service, 
15 for night) in charge of the 15 fire districts. In the 88 companies of 
the fire-fighting force are 75 captains, 108 lieutenants, 53 engineers, 53 
assistant engineers, also 10 engineers in emergency motor squad, and 
1,092 hosemen and laddermen. Total officers, engineers and privates, 
1,429. 

There are 62 fire stations, a fire alarm branch with 48 employees, 
operating 1,328 signal boxes, and a repair shop with 109 employees. 
Annual reports have been published since 1838. 

Yearly salaries of district chiefs, $3,500; captains, $2,500; lieutenants, 
$2,300; engineers, $2,000; ass't engineers, $1,900; first year privates, 
$1,600, with annual increase of $100 imtil the maximum of $2,000 is 
reached. 

In 1919 the Wire Department became the Wire Division of the Fire Dept. 
It was established in 1894 for the purpose of supervising and inspecting 
all electrical wires, cables and conductors and substituting undergroimd 
for overhead transmission. 

On Februarj'- 1, 1924, the two-platoon system went into effect and 177 
privates were added to the fire-fighting force. The 33 additional officers 
required were secured by promotion. 

chief, assistant chief and deputy chiefs. 
Chief, Daniel F. Sennott. Headquarters, Engine House 26-35, Mason 

St. 

Assistant Chief, Henry A. Fox. Headquarters, Ladder 4, Dudley St. 
First Division. In charge of Deputy Chiefs Edward J. Shallow and 

Henry J. Power. Headquarters, Ladder House 8, Fort Hill sq. 

Districts 1 to 5 incl. 
Second Division. In charge of Deputy Chiefs Albert J. Caulpield and 

Frank A. Sweeney. Headquarters, Engine 22, Warren ave. Dis- 
tricts 6, 7, 8, 11. 
Third Division. In charge of Deputy Chiefs Walter M. McLean and 

Joseph A. Dolan. Headquarters, Ladder House 23, Grove HaU. 

Districts 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15. 
Bureau of Supplies anb Repairs. In charge of Dist. Chief William H. 

McCorkle. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 65 

FIRST DIVISION — DISTRICTS, DISTRICT CHIEFS AND APPARATUS. 

District 1 (East Boston). Michael F. Silva and Thomas E. Conroy, 
Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Ladder House 2, Paris st. Apparatus — 
Engines, kos. 5, 9, 11, 31 (fireboat), 40, 47 (fireboat); Ladders, 2, 21; 
Chemical, 7. 

Dist. 2 (Charlestown). Philip A. Tague and Hamilton A. McClat, 
Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 50, Winthrop st. Appara- 
tus—Engines, Nos. 27, 32, 36, 50; Ladders, 9, 22. 

Dist. 3 (Boston Proper and South Boston). Cornelius J. O'Brien and 
James Mahoney, Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Ladder House IS, 
Pittsburgh st. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 25, 38, 39, 44 (fireboat); 
Ladders, 8, 18; Water Tower, 3. Rescue, 1. 

Dist. 4 (North End). Avery B. Howard and John F. Watson, Dist. 
Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 4 Bulfinch st. Apparatus 

— Engines, Nos. 4, 6, 8; Ladders, 1, 24; Water Tower, 1. 

Dist. 5 (Boston Proper). Chas. A. Donohoe and Victor H. Richer, 
Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 26-35, Mason st. Appara- 
tus—Engines, Nos. 7, 10, 26, 35; Ladder, 17. 

SECOND DIVISION — DISTRICTS, DISTRICT CHIEFS AND APPARATUS. 
Dist. 6 (South Boston). H. M. Hebard and Michael J. Teehan, 

Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 1, Dorchester st. Appara- 
tus — Engines, Nos. 1, 2, 15, 43; Ladders, 5, 19, 20. 
Dist. 7 (Back Bay and South End). Thos. H. Downey and John J. 

EIelley, Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 22, Warren ave. 

Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 3, 22, 33; Ladders, 3, 13, 15; Water Tower, 2. 
Dist. 8 (Roxbury). Frank J. Sheeran and Dennis Driscoll, Dist. 

Chiefs. Headquarters, Ladder House 12, Tremont st. Apparatus — 

Engines, Nos. 13, 14, 37; Ladders, 12, 26. 
Dist. 11 (Brighton). James F. McMahon and Thomas H. Andreoli, 

Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 41, Harvard ave. Apparatus 

— Engines, Nos. 29, 34, 41, 51; Ladders, 11, 14. 

THIRD DIVISION — DISTRICTS, DISTRICT CHIEFS AND APPARATUS. 

Dist. 9 (Dorchester North and Roxbury East). Joseph H. Kenney 
and Patrick J. V. Kelley, Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 
12, Dudley st. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 12, 21, 23, 24; Ladder, 4. 

Dist. 10 (Dorchester Centre). Francis J. Jordan and Chas. H. Long, 
Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 18, Harvard st. Apparatus 

— Engines, Nos. 17, 18, 52; Ladders, 7, 29. 

Dist. 12 (Jamaica Plain). John N. Lally and Thos. J. Muldoon, 
Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 28, Centre st. Apparatus 

— Engines, Nos. 28, 42; Ladders, 10, 23, 30. 



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DisT. 13 (Roslindale and West Roxbury). Michael J. Kennedy and 
Wm. F. Quigley, Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 45, 
corner Washington and Poplar sts., Roslindale. Apparatus — Engines, 
Nos. 30, 45, 53; Ladders, 16, 25. 

DisT. 14 (Ashmont, Neponset and Lower Mills). Allan J. Macdonald 
and James F. Ryan, Dist. Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 46, 
Peabody sq. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 16, 20, 46; Ladders, 6, 27. 

Dist. 15 (Hyde Park). John P Mttrray and Henby Krake, Dist. 
Chiefs. Headquarters, Engine House 48; corner Harvard ave. and 
Winthrop st., Hyde Park. Apparatus — Engines, Nos. 19, 48, 49; 
Ladder, 28. 

FIRE-ENGINES. 



Number, Etc. 



Location. 



Chief Officer. 



1 (Auf» combination) . 

2 (Auto combination) . 



3 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

4 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

5 (Auto combination) 



6 (Auto combination) . 

7 (Auto combination) . 



8 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

9 (Auto combination) 



10 (Auto combination) . 

11 (Auto combination) . 

12 (Auto combination) . 

13 (Auto combination) . 

14 (Auto combination) . 



15 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

16 (Auto combination) 



17 (Auto combination) . 

18 (Auto combination) . 

19 (Auto combination) . 

20 (Auto combination) . 



21 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

22 (Auto combination) 



Dorchester st., cor. Fourth, 

South Boston. 
Fourth St., cor. O, S. Boston, 

Harrison ave., cor. Bristol 

St. 

Bulfinch street 



Marion street, E. Boston. . . 

Leverett street 

East street 

Salem street 

Paris street. East Boston . . . 

Mt. Vernon st., cor. River. . 

Cor. Saratoga and Byron 

streets, East Boston. 
Dudley street, Roxbury. . . . 

Cabot street, Roxbury. . 

Centre street, Roxbury. . 



Cor. Broadway and Dor- 
chester avenue. 
River street, Dorchester. . . . 

Meeting House Hill, Dor. . . 

Harvard street, Dorchester. 

Norfolk street, Dorchester.. 

Walnut street, Dorchester. . 

Columbia road, Dorchester, 

Warren avenue , 



Wm. F. Field, Capt. 

E. Conners, Capt. 
G. A. Carney, Capt. 
L. C. I. Stickel, Capt. 
M. N. Sibley, Capt. 
Michael D. Sullivan, Capt. 

F. J. Sullivan, Capt. 
Napeen Boutilier, Capt. 
T. J. Flynn, Capt. 

D. J. O'Brien, Capt. 
J. W. Dwyer, Capt. 
Wm. B. Jennings, Capt. 
Dennis J. Bailey, Capt. 
C. C. Springer, Capt. 

E. F. Richardson, Capt. 
John F. Murphy, Capt. 
Martin F. Mulligan, Capt. 
Wm. Levis, Capt. 

J. J. Gavin, Capt. 

F. I. Adams, Capt. 
F. G. Avery, Capt. 
Charles A. Wolfe, Capt. 



Note. — The "Auto combination" is a gasolene pumping engine, and 
hose reel combined in one automobile. Five engines include a chemical 
tank, making a triple combination. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



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FIRE ENGINES. — Concluded. 



NuMBEB, Etc. 



Location. 



Chief Officer. 



23 (Auto combination) . 

24 (Auto combination) . 



25 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

26 (Auto combination) 



27 (Auto combination) . 

28 (Auto combination) . 

29 (Auto combination) . 

30 (Auto combination). 

31 (Fireboat) 

32 (Auto combination) . 



33 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

34 (Auto combination) 



35 (Auto combination) 

36 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

37 (Auto combination) 



38* and 39 (With tractor and 

motor hose-chemical.) 
40 (Auto combination) 



41 (Auto combination) . 



42 (With tractor and motor 

hose-chemical.) 

43 (Auto combination) 



44 (Fireboat) 

45 (Auto combination) . 

46 (Auto combination) . 

47 Fireboat 

48 (Auto combination) . 

49 (Auto combination) . 

50 (Auto combination) . 

51 (Auto combination) . 

52 (Auto combination) . 

53 (Auto combination) . 



Northampton street 

Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. 

Fort Hill square 

Mason street 

Elm street, Charlestown 

Centre st., Jamaica Plain. . 

Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton, 

Centre st., West Roxbury. . 

521 Commercial st 

Bunker Hill st., Charlestown, 

Boylston and Hereford sts., 

Western avenue, Brighton. . 

Mason street 

Monument st., Charlestown, 

Longwood and Brookline 

avenues. 
Congress st.. South Boston.. 

Sumner st., East Boston. . . 

Harvard avenue, Brighton.. 

Egleston square 

Andrew sq., South Boston, 

Northern ave 

Poplar street, Roslindale. . . 

Dorchester ave , Ashmont. . 

East Boston 



Harvard ave. and Winthrop 

street, Hyde Park. 
Milton and Hamilton streets, 

Readville. 
Winthrop st., Charlestown, 

Oak square, Brighton 



Callendar and Lyons sts., 

Dorchester. 
Walk Hill and Wenham sts., 

Forest Hills. 



John M. Donovan, Capt. 
Chas. A. Thompson, Capt. 
T. E. Flanagan, Capt. 
Edward J. Locke, Capt. 
John J. Laughlin, Capt. 
G. H. Hutchins, Capt. 
E. F. Doody, Capt. 
Samuel A. Dwight, Capt. 
Walter S. Eaton, Capt. 
J. H. Stout, Capt. 
J. P. Hanton, Capt. 
J. H. Ferreira, Capt. 
(See above with Eng. 26.) 
G. E. Darragh, Capt. 

D. F. Crowley, Capt. 

E. B. Chittick, Capt. 
T. J. Lannary, Capt. 
J. W. Shea, Capt. 

M. F. Minehan, Capt. 
John McCarthy, Capt. 
John Williams, Capt. 

E. O. Haines, Capt. 
Wm. Hart, Capt. 
J. P. Walsh, Capt. 
C. A. Fernald, Capt. 

F. Donohue, Capt. 
T. E. Roach, Capt. 
J. E. Redman, Capt. 
L. D. Merrill, Capt. 
A. J. Burns, Capt. 



* No. 38 a steam-propelled steamer. 



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LADDER TRUCKS. 



Number, Etc. 


Location. 


Chief Officer 


1 (Aerial, with tractor) .... 


Friend st., Warren square. 


P. J. Laffey, Capt. 


2 (Aerial, vnth tractor) .... 


Paris street. East Boston. . . 


P. J. Ryan, Capt 


3 (With tractor) 




F. F. Leary, Capt. 


4 (Motor aerial truck) 


St. 

Dudley st., cor. Winslow, 

Rox. 
Fourtn St., near Dorchester 

St. 

River St., cor. Temple, Dor., 


C. T. Farren, Capt. 


5 (Motor aerial truck) 


J. J. Lunny, Capt. 


6 (With tractor) 


McDarrah Flaherty, Lieut. 




Daniel W. O'Leary, Lieut 
J. M. Cook, Capt. 






J. F. McDonough, Capt. 


9 (Aerial, with tractor) .... 


331 Main st., Cuarlestown . . 


M. J. Galvin, Capt. 


10 (Motor truck) 


659 Centre st., Jamaica PL, 
Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton, 


W. E. McKeever, Lieut. 


11 (Motor truck) 


T. P. Lohan, Lieut. 


12 (Motor aerial truck) 


1046 Tremont St., Rox 


J. H. Leary, Capt. 




Warren avenue 


Wm. J. Shopard, Capt. 


14 (Motor aerial truck) 


Harvard ave., Allston 


F. R. Brophy, Capt. 


15 (Motor aerial truck) 


Boylston St., cor. Hereford. . 


G. F. Doyle, Capt. 


16 (Motor truck) 


Poplar St., Roslindale 


F. W. Battis, Capt. 


17 (Aerial, with tractor) 


157 Harrison ave 


T. F. Donovan, Capt. 




Pittsburgh st 


M. J. Prendergast, Capt. 


19 (Motor truck) 


E. Fourth St., near K, S. B., 


E. T. Cunniff, Lieut. 


20 (With tractor) 


Andrew sq., S. Boston 


M. F. Conley, Capt. 


21 (Motor truck) 


Saratoga and Byron sts.. 


P. F. McLeavey, lieut. 


22 (With tractor) 


E. B. 
44 Monument st., Charles- 


Chas. Ingersoll, Capt. 


23 (Motor truck) 


town. 
Grove Hall, Dor 


D. M. Shaughnessy, Capt. 


24 (Motor truck) 






25 (With tractor) 


Centre st., near Bellevue, 
West Roxbury. 


W. F. Heldt, Capt. 


26 (With tractor) 


P. H. Kenney, Lieut. 


27 (Motor truck) 


avenues. 
Walnut street. Dor 


J. F. O'Connell, Capt. 


28 (Motor truck) 


Harvard ave. and Winthrop 

St., H. P. 
Callender and Lyons sts.. 

Dor. 
Egleston square, Rox 




29 (Motor truck with chem- 

ical.) 

30 (Motor truck with chem- 

ical.) 


T. F. McGowan, Lieut. 
W. A. J. Drinan, Capt. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 



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CHEMICAL ENGINES (separate), water towers, etc. 



Number, Etc. 



Location. 



Chief Officer. 



CHEMICAL. 

7 (Motor, with hose) . . . 

WATER TOWERS, ETC 

1 (With tractor) 

2 (With tractor) 

3 (With tractor) 

4 Motor Rescue Car 



Sarato!;a st., cor. Prescott, 
E. B. 



Bulfinch street. . 
Bristol street .... 
Pittsburgh street 
Fort Hill square. 



J. J. Blakeley, Lieut. 

T. J. Kenealey, Lieut. 
J. H. Williams, Lieut. 
D. J. Coughlin, Lieut. 
D. J. Hurley, Capt. 



TOTAL EQUIPMENT IN USE AND IN RESERVE. 

In Use: Auto combination gasoline engines, 46; triple combination 
gasoline engines, 5; tractor-drawn steamers, 3; 1 steam-auto engine; 
3 marine pumpers or fireboats; total engines, £8; combination chemical 
and hose cars, 40; auto ladder trucks, 30 (14 aerial); auto water towers, 3; 
officers' cars, 34; auto delivery trucks, 12; one rescue company auto with 
pulmotors, etc.; one auto wrecker; total automobiles, 176, of which 130 
are apparatus; salt wagons, 14; hose and other pungs, 65. Leading hose, 
149,309 feet, and suction hose, 2,505 feet. 

In Reserve: Auto gasoline engines, 5; tractor-drawn steamers, 12; one 
self-propelled steam engine (No. 35); auto chemical and hose cars, 6; 
auto ladder trucks, 10 (4 aerial); one auto water tower; 7 officers' cars. 

BOSTON firemen's RELIEF FUND. 

By Chapter 308, Acts of 1909, amended by Chapter 134, Acts of 1911, 
the Fire Commissioner and 12 members of the Fire Dept., to be elected 
annually by all the members, are constituted a corporate body for the 
purpose of holding and administering the Firemen's ReUef Fund. This 
incorporation supersedes that of 1880. On February 1, 1923, the fund 
amounted to $254,000. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 
Main oflSice, 1108, City Hall Annex, eleventh floor. 
Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 40; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, § 19; Rev. Ord. 
1898, Chap. 18; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 19; Stat. 1902, Chaps. 206, 
213; Stat. 1906, Chap. 225; Stat. 1907, Chaps. 386, 445, 480; Stat. 
1908, Chaps. 329, 411; Stat. 1909, Chap. 380; Stat. 1910, Chaps. 
269, 640; Stat. 1911, Chap. 287; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 448, 486; Stat. 



70 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

1913, Chap. 586; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 627, 628; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chaps. 
17, 40; Ord. 1914, 2d Series, Chap. 1; Ord. 1915, Chap. 1; Spec. Stat. 
1915, Chap. 346; Ord. 1915, Chaps. 3 and 4; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 
163; Stat. 1920, Chap. 100; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 94, 111; Stat, 1922, 
Chap. 61.j 

OFFICIALS. 

Fkancis X. Mahoney, M.D., Health Commissioner. 

Terms ends in 1926. 
Stephen L. Maloney, Secretary and Chief Clerk. 

DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS. 

M. Victor Safford, M.D., Medical DiAsion. 

Frederick J. Bailey, M.D., in charge of Communicable Diseases. 

Karl R. Bailey, M.D., Laboratory Division. 

P. H. Mullowney, M.D.V., Division of Food Inspection. 

Thomas J. Donnellon, Division of Sanitary Inspection. 

Frederick S. Davis, Division of Vital Statistics, Records and Accounts. 

CHIEF division ASSISTANTS. 

Alexander Burr, M.D.V., Veterinarian in charge of Abattoir Inspection. 
Robert E. Dyer, D.V.S., Veterinarian in charge of Dairy Inspection. 
James O. Jordan, Inspector of Milk. 

The first Board of Health in Boston was estabhshed in 1799, under 
the special statute of February 13, 1799. It was abolished by the first 
City Chart-er, and from 1822 to 1873 its functions were exercised through 
the City Council. The last Board of Health was estabhshed by an ordi- 
nance of December 2, 1872. It published annual reports, beginning 
with 1873. By Chap. 1, Ord. 1914, 2d Series, the department was placed 
in charge of one executive, the Health Commissioner, who appoints 
the deputy commissioners. Chap. 1, Ord. 1915, provided that the quaj- 
antine service should pass from the control of the Health Dept. when the 
property was leased to the United States (in effect June 1, 1915). 



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 

Office at the Boston City Hospital, 818 Harrison avenue. 

[Stat. 1880, Chap. 174; Stat. 1893, Chap. 91; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 18; 

C. C, Title IV., Chap. 20; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 34; Stat. 1922, 

Chap. 521, §§ 18, 19; Stat. 1924, Chap. 70.] 

officials. 
Joseph P. Manning, President. 
Thomas A. Forsyth, Secretary. 



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 71 

TRUSTEES. * 

Carl Dreyfus. Term ends in 1930. 
Thomas A. Forsyth. Term ends in 1929. 
George G. Sears, M.D. Term ends in 1928. 
Henry S. Rowen, M.D. Term ends in 1927. 
Joseph P. Manning. Term ends in 1926. 

The Boston City Hospital was opened on June 1, 1864. Besides the 
Main Hospital, the Trustees have charge of the South Department for 
infectious diseases, the Convalescent Home at 2150 Dorchester avenue, 
Dorchester, the Haymarket Square ReUef Station, the East Boston Relief 
Station, and the West Department, West Roxbury (at present leased to 
U. S. Government). 

The Trustees are incorporated and authorized to receive and hold real 
and personal estate bequeathed or devised to said corporation to an amount 
not exceeding $1,000,000. 

hospital officers. 

John J. Dowling, M.D. — Superintendent and Medical Director. Resi- 
dence and office at the Hospital. 

Edmund W. Wilson, M.D. — Assistant Superintendent. 

James W. Manary, M.D. — First Executive Assistant and Director of Out- 
Patient Departments. 

Francis S. Brodrick, M.D. — Second Executive Assistant. 

M. Winthrop O'Connell, M.D. — Third Executive Assistant. 

Donald S. McKinnon, M.D. — Fourth Executive Assistant. 

Robert M. Coleman, M.D. — Night Executive Assistant. 

Michael McGarty, M.D. — Resident Surgeon. 

Daniel C. Goldfarb, M.D. — Resident Ancesthetist. 

F. B. Mallory, M.B.— Pathologist. 

Francis W. Peabody, M.D. — Director of Thorndike Laboratory. 

Paul F. Butler. — Rcentgenologist-in-Chief. 

medical and surgical staff. 

Consulting Physicians and Surgeons. — Edwaxd H. Bradford," M.D., 
Vincent Y. Bowditch, M.D., Abner Post, M.D., Hayward W. Gushing, 
M.D., Francis S. Watson, M.D., George H. Monks, M.D., Morton Prince, 
M.D., Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., Henry Jackson, M.D., George _G. Sears, 
M.D., John Bapst Blake, M.D. 

Consulting Pathologist. — ■ William T. Councilman, M.D. 

Consultant in Tropical Diseases. — Richard P. Strong, M.D. 

Consultant in Ophthalmology. — Allen Greenwood, M.D. 

Consulting Aural Surgeon. — Rockwell A. Coffin, M.D. 

Curator of the Hospital Museum: — Townsend W, Thorndike, M.D. 

Senior Physician. — ■ Francis H. Williams, M.D. 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



72 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Visiting P/?,ystao?is.— William H. Robey, M.D., Ralph C. Larrabee, 
M.D., Franklin W. White, M.D., Edwin A. Locke, M.D., Edward N. 
Libby, M.D., Francis W. Peabody, M.D., Francis W. Palfrey, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Physicians.— Cadis Phipps, M.D., Harold W. Dana, 
M.D., Thomas J. O'Brien, M.D., Albert A. Hornor, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Physicians.— Wi]\isLm R. Ohler, M.D., Edmund F. 
Walsh, M.D., Bm-ton E. Hamilton, M.D., Harry A. Nissen, M.D., Joseph 
M. Lynch, M.D., Joseph E. Hallisey, M.D., John A. Foley, M.D., George 
C. Shattuck, M.D., Louis J. UUian, M.D., Dwight O'Hara, M.D., Henry 
Jackson, Jr., M.D., Frank S. Cruickshank, M.D., Daniel J. Hogan, M.D., 
Louis F. Curran, M.D., Joseph T. Wearn, M.D. 

Senior Surgeon. — • George W. Gay, M.D. 

Surgeons-in-Chief. — Fanl Thorndike, M.D., Fred B. Lund, M.D., 
Howard A. Lothrop, M.D., Frederic J. Cotton, M.D., Joshua C. Hub- 
bard, M.D., David D. Scannell, M.D. 

Visiting Surgeons. — Horace Binney, M.D., Arthur R. Kimpton, M.D., 
Robert C. Cochrane, M.D., Halsey B. Loder, M.D., Irving J. Walker, 
M.D 

Assistant Visiting Surgeo7is. — Otto J. Hermann, 'M.D., Somers Eraser, 
M.D., Francis F. Henderson, M. D., Herbert H. Howard, M.D., James J. 
Hepburn, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Surgeons. — Donald Munro, M.D., Edward Harding, 
M.D., Joseph H. Shortell, M.D., Augustus Riley, M.D., Wm. R. Morrison, 
M.D. 

Assista7its to Visiting Surgeons. — Thomas K. Richards, M.D., Thomas 
W. Wickham, M.D., George W. Papen, M.D., Charles C. Lund, M.D., 
Joseph H. Burnett, M.D., E. Everett O'Neil, M.D., Wm. F. Cotting, 
M.D., John J. Lucy, M.D., Howard A. Bouv6, M.D., Gerald L. Doherty, 
M.D. 

Senior Surgeon for Gynaecology and Obstetrics. — Charles M. Green, M.D. 

Surgeon-in-Chiej jor Gynaecology and Obstetrics. — Nathaniel R. Mason, 
M.D. 

Visiting Surgeon for Gyncecology and Obstetrics. — Robert M. Green, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Surgeons for Gynaecology and Obstetrics.— John T. 
Williams, M.D., Frederick L. Good, M.D., Joseph P. Cohen, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Surgeons for Gyncecology and Obstetrics. — Harold V. 
Hyde, M.D., Frederick J. Lynch, M.D., Reginald D. Margeson, M.D. 

Ophthalmic Surgeon-in-Chief. — (Position vacant.) 

Assistant Visiting Ophthalmic Surgeons. — Jeremiah J. Corbett, M.D., 
L. Colby Rood, M.D., Leon W. Jessaman, M.D. 

Asst. Visitmg Ophthalmic Surgeons. — Joseph J. Skirball, M.D., Harry 
Schwartzman, M.D. 

Surgeon-in-Chief for Diseases of Ear and Throat. — Harry P. Cahill, M.D 
Visiting Surgeon for Diseases of Ear and Throat. — ^ Louis M. Freedman 
M.D. 



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 73 

Visiting Surgeon for Oral and Plastic Surgery. — Varaztad H. Kazanjian, 
M.D. 

Assisting Visiting Surgeons for Diseases of Ear and Throat. — William 
T. Haley, M.D., Edward J. Monahan, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Surgeons for Diseases of Ear and Throat. — Philip E. A. 
Sheridan, M.D., William F. Regan, M.D., Edmund J. Butler, M.D, 
Philip R. Dwver, M.D., Chester R. Mills, M.D., Francis G. Miniter. 
M.D. 

Oral Surgeon-in-Chief.— Stephen P. Mallett, D.M.D. 

Visiting Oral Surgeons. — William H. Canavan, D.M.D., Thomas 
Hennessey, D.M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Oral Surgeons. — Douglass M. Baker, D.M.D., Geo. 
F. Winchester, D.M.D. 

Visiting Ancesthetists . — Frank L. Richardson, M.D., Nathaniel N. 
Morse, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Anesthetist. — 'Lincoln F. Sise, M.D. 

Visiting Physician for Neurology. — Arthur W. Fairbanks, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Physicians for Neurology. — Abraham Myerson, 
M.D., Miner H. A. Evans, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Physician for Neurology. — Percy L. Dodge, M.D. 

Physician-in-Chief for Physical Therapeutics. — Frank B. Granger, M.D. 

Visiting Physician for Physical Therapeutics. — ■ Robert Bonney, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Physician for Physical Therapeutics. — Joseph Resnik, 
M.D. 

Physician-in-Chief for Diseases of the Skin. — ■ Townsend W. Thorndike, 
M.D. 

Visiting Physician for Diseases of the Skin. — William P. Boardman, 
M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Physician for Diseases of the Skin. — • M. C. von Groll, 
M.D., Walter T. Garfield, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Physicians for Diseases of the Skin. — John G. Downing, 
M.D., Bernard Appel; M.D. 

Paihologist-in-Chief. Frank B. Mallory, M.D. 

Physician for Contagious Diseases. — Dr. Edwin H. Place, M.D. 

Roentgenologist-in-Chief. — Paul F. Butler, M.D. 

Visiting Roentgenologist. — Max Ritvo, M.D. 

Asst. Visiting Roentgenologist. — Isaac Gerber, M.D 

Physician-in-Chief for Immunology.— George P. Sanborn, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Physicians for Immunology. — Edmund F. Walsh, 
M.D., LeRoy A. Luce, M.D. 

Pediatrician-in-Chief. — Martin J. English, M.D. 

Visiting Pediatrician. — Thomas E. Buckman, M.D. 

Assistant Visiting Pediatrician. — Augustine W. McGarry, M.D. 

Junior Visiting Pediatricians. — Eli Friedman, M.D., Edward S. O'Keefe, 
M.D., John J. Dunphy, M.D. 

SOUTH DEPARTMENT. 

Medical Director. — John J. DowHng, M.D. 
Physician-in-Chief. — Edwin H. Place, M.D. 

Assistant Physicians. — Lee E. Sutton, M.D.. Maurice Prizer, M.D., 
Fred Heimlich, M.D. 



74 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

HATMARKET SQUARE RELIEF STATION, 

Resident Surgeons. — John G. Breslin, M.D., Bernard F. Devine, M.D. 

EAST BOSTON RELIEF STATION. 

Resident Surgeons. — Arthur G. Holland, M.D., Edward T. Downey, 
M.D. 

PHYSICIANS TO THE CONVALESCENT HOME. 

John P. Treanor, M.D. Henry F. R. Watts, M.D. 

Bradford Kent, M.D. 



INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 804-809 City Hall Annex. 

[Special Stat. 1919, Chap. 222; Ord. 1920, Chap. 7; Stat. 1921, Chap. 173; 
Stat. 1922, Chap. 231; Ord. 1924, Chaps. 9, 10.] 

David J. Johnson, M.D., Commissioner. Term ends in 1926. 

Margaret Foley, Deputy Commissioner. 

John J. Ryan, Swpt. of Long Island Almshouse and Hospital. 

By Chap. 9, Ordinances of 1924, the Penal Division of this department 
was separated therefrom and established as the Penal Institutions De- 
partment, to be in charge of one commissioner. This official has the 
control and active management of the House of Correction and Deer 
Island. 

The above-mentioned ordinance supersedes Chap*. 7, Ord. of 1920 only 
so far as concerns the fourth or Penal Division of the Institutions Dept. 
The Infirmary and Child Welfare management remain in charge of the 
Institutions Commissioner. 

The Boston Almshouse and Hospital (now known as the Infirmary) 
was estabhshed on Long Island in 1887 and today its extensive plant con- 
sists of 9 large and 6 small buildings valued at $1,018,200. In 1924 the 
number of inmates cared for was 2,170 or 1,568 men and 612 women. The 
two schools formerly in charge of the Children's Inst. Trustees having 
been discontinued, the Parental School in 1914 and the Suffolk School for 
Boys in 1920, the child welfare activities are now confined to a placing- 
out system whereby neglected and dependent children committed bj^ the 
courts are boarded or indentured in country famUies in Massachusetts. 
DiscipUnary day schools are maintained by the School Committee to take 
care of such juvenile offenders as were formerlj' committed to the said 
training schools. 

The institution steamboat, "George A. Hibbard," is maintained for 
Long Island transportation service. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 75 

LAW DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 11 Beacon Street. 

[Ord. 1904, Chap. 23; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 20.] 

E. Mabk Sullivan, Corporation Counsel. Term ends in 1926. 

Joseph P. Lyons, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Joseph A. Campbell, Assista7it Corporation Counsel. 

Andrew J. Casey, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Daniel J. Kane, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Samuel Silverman, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

H. Murray Pakulski, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

P. Nicholas Petrocelli, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Leo Schwartz, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Hale Power, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Daniel J. Gillen, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Walter J. O'Malley, City Conveyancer. 

Lucius F. Hicks, City Conveyancer. 

Edward McGrath, Claim Agent. 

The office of "Attorney and Solicitor" was established in 1827; the 
office of Corporation Counsel and that of City Solicitor in 1881. The 
office of City Solicitor was abolished and the department placed under the 
sole charge of the Corporation Counsel in 1904. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 

Office, Central Library Building, Copley square. 

[Stat. 1878, Chap. 114; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 24; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 23; 
Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 21; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 116.[ 

officials. 
Louis E. Kirstein, President. 
Michael J. Murray, Vice-President. 
Charles F. D. Belden, Director. 
Frank H. Chase, Reference Librarian. 

TRUSTEES.* 

William A. Gaston. Term ends in 1930. 
Louis E. Kirstein. Term ends in 1929. 
Guy W. Currier. Term ends in 1928. 
Arthur T. Connolly. Term ends in 1927. 
Michael J. Murray. Term ends in 1926. 

* The Trustees serve without compensation, 



76 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The Trustees of the PubHc Library of the City of Boston,five in number, 
are appointed by the Mayor, one each year, for a term of five yeais. They 
were incorporated in 1878, and authorized to receive and hold real and 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding $1,000,000. This amount 
was changed to $10,000,000 in 1919. The first Trustees were appointed 
under an ordinance of October 14, 1852. The old Library BuUding on 
Boylston street was opened to the public in September, 1858, and closed 
finally in January, 1895. The Central Library Building on Copley square, 
costing $2,756,384, was first opened on March 11, 1895. The Library 
is maintained by an annual appropriation included in the regular budget 
of the City Government. Of this appropriation ($828,567 in 1924) 
about $100,000 was used for the purchase of books and periodicals. The 
46 Library trust funds in the custody of the City Treasurer amounted to 
$715,278 on February 1, 1925. 

The annual reports, the first of which appeared in 1852, have been 
continued without interruption. 

LIBRARY SYSTEM. 

The Library system consists of the Central Library in Copley souare; 
seventeen major branch libraries with independent collections of books 
and fourteen minor branches. There were, on February 1, 1925, in the 
Central Library (including mechanical departments), branch libraries and 
reading rooms, about 600 employees. 

Besides the daily delivery of books called for at the various branches, 
199 public and parochial schools, 42 institutions and 58 fire-company 
houses are regularly supplied. 

For reading and reference the Library is open to all without formality. 
On February 1, 1925, there were 123,994 cardholders having the right to 
draw books for home use. The total number of volumes was 1,333,264, 
and of newspapers and periodicals something over 3,000. Books issued 
in 1924, for home use and for use through schools and institutions, num- 
bered 3,132,194. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY, COPLEY SQUARE. 

Lending and reference, 986,401 volumes. 

Periodical reading-rooms, 1,495 periodicals. 

Newspaper reading-room, 276 current newspapers. 

Patent Library, 17,551 volumes. 

Bates Hall for reading and reference. About 10,000 volumes are 
on open shelves. 

Other Activities. The Fine Arts Department has facilities for copying 
and photographing, a collection of photographs of architecture, sculpture 
and painting, numbering 69,475 (including process pictures), besides 
illustrated books, portfolios, etc., and 1 1,085 lantern slides. Special assist- 
ance is offered to classes, travel clubs, etc. Free lectures, mostly on art 
topics, are given during the winter season. The room for younger readers 
has about 10,000 volumes on open shelves for reading and circulation. A 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 77 

Teachers' Reference Room is maintained, and reference books are reserved 
for use in connection with University Extension courses. Story telling 
for children is regularly conducted under expert direction at the Central 
Library and principal branches. On the ground floor of the Central 
Library near the main entrance are three rooms, wherein is provided a 
community and general information service. In one room is maintained 
a classified collection of some 3,000 current Federal documents, including 
congressional, departmental and miscellaneous publications. Current 
Massachusetts documents are also to be found in this room. Another 
room contains on open shelves a classified collection of general literature 
for circulation, consisting of about 2,500 volumes. The Library is open 
from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.; Sundays from 12 M. to 10 P.M.; closed at 9 
P.M. from June 15 to September 15. 

BRANCH LIBRARIES. 

The 17 major branch libraries are open on week days from 9 A. M. to 
9 P. M., with some variation of hom-s in summer. Most of them are open 
on Sundays, from 2 to 9 P. M., November to April. 

Brighton Branch, 18,320 volumes. Reading-room, 54 periodicals. 
Holton Library Building, Academy HiU road. 

Charlkstown Branch, 14,356 volumes. Reading-room, 57 periodi- 
cals. Monument square, corner Monument avenue. 

CoDMAN Square Branch, 9,119 volumes. Reading-room. 52 periodi- 
cals. Washington, corner Norfolk street. 

Dorchester Branch, 14,251 volumes. Reading-room, 56 periodicals. 
Arcadia, corner Adams street. 

East Boston Branch, 21,074 volumes. Reading-room, 61 periodicals. 
276-282 Meridian street. 

Hyde Park Branch, 33,447 volumes. Reading-room, 56 periodicals. 
Harvard avenue, corner Winthrop street. 

Jamaica Plain Branch, 17,589 volumes. Reading-room, 50 periodi- 
cals. Sedgwick, corner South street. 

Mt. Bowdoin Branch, 8,670 volumes, 42 periodicals. Washington, 
corner Eldon street. 

North End Branch, 10,449 volumes. Reading-room, 43 periodicals. 
3A North Bennet street. 

RosLiNDALE BRANCH, 10,752 volumes; 46 periodicals. Washington, 
near Ashland street. 

Fellowes Athen^um Branch, 36,370 volumes. Reading-room, 74 
periodicals. 46 Millmont street. 

South Boston Branch, 18,739 volumes. Reading-room, 63 periodicals. 
372 West Broadway. 

South End Branch, 13,955 volumes. Reading-room, 49 periodicals. 
West Brookline street, corner Shawmut avenue. 



78 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Upham's Coeneb Bbanch, 13,003 volumes. Reading-room, 53 peri- 
odicals. Columbia road, corner Bird street. 

Waiirkn Stkket Bkajsch, 9,454 volumes; 48 periodicals. 392 Warren 
street. 

Wkst End Branch, 20,102 volumes. Reading-room, 64 periodicals. 
Cambridge street, corner Lynde street. 

Wp;st Roxbury Branch, 13,982 volumes. Reading-room, .54 periodi- 
cals. Centre, near Mt. Vernon street. 

The 14 minor branches, mostly located in the outlying districts, are 
open on week days from 2 to 9 P. M. Most of them are open on Sundays 
for the same hours from November to April. They contain from 2,200 
to 7,200 volumes and 23 to 38 periodicals. 



MARKET DEPARTMENT. 

OflBce in Rotunda of Faneuil Hall Market. 

[Rev. Ord. 1898 (now Rev. Ord. 1914), Chap. 1, § 4, tenth to twelfth; Rev. 
Ord. 1914, Chap. 22 and Chap. 40, §§ 29-34; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, 
§ 26; Ord. 1923, Chap. G.] 

Patrick H. Gbaham, Superintendent of Markets. Term ends in 1926. 
Peteb .J. Connolly, Clerk and Deputy Superintendent. 

Fanf:uil Hall Market, proposed by Mayor Quincy and completed during 
hia administration in 1826, was under the charge of a Clerk of the Market 
until an ordinance of September 9, 1852, established the office of Super- 
intendent. Faneuil Hall Market includes the lower floor, porches and 
cellar of the buildings called respectively Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. 
The Superintendent may assign stands within their limits; and it is his 
duty, from time to time, to lease the stalls in the market at rents not less 
than those established by the City Council. The market police are 
appointed by the Police Commissioner and under his control. 

As a municipal enterprise the Quincy Market has been steadily profitable, 
yielding a total net income in rentals, etc., of about $4,500,000 in the past 70 
years. Faneuil Hall Market yields $15,000 to $16,000 net yearly income, 
or about one-sixth that of Quincy Market. 



OVERSEERS OF THE PUBLIC WELFARE. 

(Formerly Overseers op the Poor.] 

Office, Charity Building, 43 Hawkins street. 

[Stat. 1864, Chap. 128; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 27; C.C, Title IV., Chap. 

27; Stat. 1909, Chap. 538; Stat. 1913, Chap. 763; Rev. Ord. 1914, 

Chap. 23; Stat. 1921, Chap. 146.] 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 79 

OFFICIALS. 

Simon E. Hecht, Chairman. 
Walter V. McCarthy, Secretary. 
Franklin P. Daly, Treasurer. 

OVERSEERS.* 

Terms end in 1928. 
James H. Stone. Mrs. Margaret J. Gookin. 

Mrs. Jeremiah J. Hurley. Frank Leveroni. 

Terms end in 1927. 
George A. Rockwell. Joseph F. Feeney. 

Morris Bronstein. Sophie M. Friedman. 

Terms end in 1926. 

Franklin P. Daly. Simon E. Hecht. 

Margaret E. Leahy. Charles F. Hale. 

The Overseers of the Poor in the Town of Boston, a corporation estab- 
lished in 1772 by act of the Legislature, were succeeded in 1864 by the 
corporation called "Overseers of the Poor in the City of Boston," consist- 
ing of twelve residents of Boston, four of whom are appointed annually 
to serve for the term of three years from the first day of May. The Board 
has issued annual reports since 1865. 

The Overseers of the Poor are also incorporated as a Board of Trus- 
tees of John Boylston's and other charitable funds. 

In charge of the Overseers are the Wayfarers' Lodge on Hawkins street, 
opened in 1878, which gives free lodging to homeless men who are out of 
employment, but exacts work in its woodyard for meals furnished; and 
the Temporary Home onChardon street for destitute women and children, 
opened in 1870. The total amount of the 17 permanent charity funds in 
the custody of the Overseers on Feb. 1, 1925, was $1,015,063, the annual 
income from which (about $37,000) is distributed to pensioners according 
to the intentions of the donors of the funds. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 

Offices, 33 Beacon Street. 

(Stat. 1875, Chap. 185; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 28; C.C, Title IV., Chap. 
24; Stat. 1911, Chap. 435, 540; Ord. 1912, Chap. 10; Ord. 1913, 
Chap. 5; Ord. 1914, Chap. 3; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 24; Ord. 1920, 
Chap. 13; Ord. 1922, Chaps. 5, 7; Stat. 1923, Chap. 309; Ord. 1923, 
Chaps. 8, 12.] 

* The Overseers serve without compensation. 



80 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

COMMISSIONERS. 

James B. Shea. Term ends in 1928. 
Myron P. Lewis.* Term ends in 1927. 
Charles A. Coolidge.* Term ends in 1926. 

OFFICIALS. 

James B. Shea, Chairman. 

William P. Long, Deputy Commissioner. 

Daniel J. Byrne, Secretary and Chief Clerk. 

Charles A. Hogan, Superintendent of Parks. 

James L. Walsh, Physical Director. 

John J. Murphy, Engineer. 
The first Board of Park Commissioners was appointed on July 8, 1875. 
The Board consisted of three members who served without compensation. 
As thus constituted, the department continued up to 1913, when, by the 
provisions of Chapter 10, Ordinances of 1912, it was merged with the 
Public Grounds, Bath and Music Departments, under the name of Park 
and Recreation Department. In 1920 the Cemetery Department was 
merged with the ParK Department, the latter title being substituted for 
Park and Recreation Dept. 

Parks, Etc., with Location, Area and Year Acquired. 

MAIN PARK system. Acres. 

Arborway, Prince St. to Franklin Park, 1892 36.00 

X Arnold Arboretum and Bussey Park, South, Centre and Walter 

sts., 1882, 1895 223.00 

Back Bay Fens, Beacon st. to Brookhne ave., 1877 . . . 116.99 

Common, Tremont to Charles and Beacon to Boylston st., 1634. t 48.40 

Commonwealth ave., ArUngton st. to Newton Une, 1894-1905 . 112,70 
Franklin Park (1883-84) and Zoological Garden (1912), Seaverto 

Morton St. and Blue Hill ave. to Forest Hills St. . . . 527.00 
Olmsted Park, Huntington ave. to Prince St., 1890 . . .180.00 

** Avenue Louis Pasteur, Longwood ave. to the Fenway, 1922, 3.19 
Public Garden, Charles to Arhngton and Beacon to Boylston 

St., 1823 24.25 

Riverway, Brookhne ave. to Huntington ave., 1890 . . . 40.00 
§ West Roxbury Parkway, from Centre and Walter sts., near 

Arboretum, to Washington st., Bellevue hill, 1894 . . 77.87 

Total Acres, Main Park System 1,389.40 

* Two commissioners serve without compensation. 

** Acquired by Ordinance, Chap. 7 of 1922. 

t This area of the Common is exclusive of the old cemetery on Boylston 
st. side, containing 1.40 acres. 

X Of this park, only the roads and walks are maintained by the City. 

§ The construction and care of that part of the parkway extending from 
Weld St. to Washington st. was transferred to the Metropolitan Park 
Commission by Chap. 270, Acts of 1915. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 



MARINE PARK SYSTEM. 



Acres. 



Castle Island (formerly), now joined to mainland and a part of 

Marine Park (land 25.70; flats 78.30), 1890 .... 104.00 
Columbia road / Franklin Park to Marine Park, City Point, ) 

Dorchester way I 1892,1899 ) '^^•" 

Marine Park and Aquarium, Farragut road. City Point (land 

52.50; flats 4.90), 1883. (Aquarium, 1912.) . . . 57.40 

Strandway and Columbus Park, Columbia road railroad bridge 

to City Point (land 133.80; flats 131.50), 1890-1901 . . 265.30 



Total Acres, Mariae Park System 457.90 

MISCELLANEOUS PARKS. 

* Irving W. Adams Park, Junction of Washington and South sts., 

RosKndale, 1919 0.78 

Berners Sq., Longwood ave., Bellevue and Plymouth sts., Rox- 

bury, 1901 1.31 

Charlesbank, Charles st., from Cambridge st. to Leverett, 1883 . 10 . 00 
Charlestown Heights, Bunker HiU and Medford sts. (6.10), Dewey 

Beach (4.30), 1891 10.40 

Chestnut Hill Park, Beacon st. and Commonwealth ave., Brighton, 

1898-1902 55.40 

Copp's HiU terraces. Commercial and Charter sts., North 

End, 1893 0.60 

* Wilham B. Corbett Park, between Washington and Claybourne 

sts., Dorchester, 1917 0.94 

Dorchester Park, Dorchester ave. and Richmond St., 1891 . . 30.40 
FrankUn Field, Blue Hill and Talbot aves., Dorchester (park 

area), 1892. (See under Playgrounds for larger area) . . 17.00 
Freeport St. (MaUoch's) Wharf and grounds, Dorchester (land 

1.15; flats, 2.54), 1912 3.69 

North End Beach, Commercial and Charter sts. (land 3.70; 

flats 3), 1893 6.70 

* Stanley A. Ringer Park, AUston st. and Griggs place, 1916 . 12. 12 
Rogers Park, Lake and Foster sts., Brighton, 1899 . . . 6.90 
Savin HiU Park, Grampian way, Dorchester, 1909 . . 8.26 
Park, East Cottage, Pleasant and Pond sts., Dorchester, 1921 . 0.22 
Trinity Triangle, Huntington and St. James aves., 1885 . . 0.12 
World War Memorial Park, (formerly Wood Island), East Boston, 

on eastern waterfront (land 55.60; flats 155.40), 1882, 1891 . 211 .00 

Total Acres, MisceUaneous Parks 375 . 84 

* Named for soldier kUled in World War. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



PlAYGROtnSTDS, WITH LOCATION, AreA AND YeAB ACQUIRED 

(Alphabetically. ) 
Almont St., Mattapan, 1924 



William J. Barry, Chelsea st. and Mystic River, Cha'st'wn, 1897, 

a J Bennett, Charles St. place, Charlestown, 1920 . 

Billings Field, La Grange and BeUevue sts., W. Roxbury, 1896 

Bolton and West Third sts., South Boston, 1925 . 

CarroU Pond, Carroll st., W. Roxbury, 1921 . 

t William E. Carter, Columbus ave. at Camden st., 1899 

Ceylon and Intervale sts., Dorchester, 1923. . 

* Charlesbank, Charles St., 1883 

Charlestown, Main and Alford sts. (land 14; fiats 4), 1891 

* Charlestown Heights, Bunker Hill and Medford sts., 1891 

* Chestnut Hill, Brighton, 1898 

* Columbus Park, Strandway (15 acres improved) ' . 

* Common, Charles st. side 

Condor and Glendon sts.. East Boston, 1924 . 
t John J. Connolly, MarceUa and Highland sts., Roxbury, 1903 
t James L. Cronin, Brent st., near Talbot ave., Dorchester, 1899 
t Vincent Cutillo, Morton and Stillman sts., North End, 1917 

* Dorchester Park, Dorchester ave. and Richmond st., 1891 . 
t John A. Doherty, Dorchester and Geneva aves., 1897 

t Frederick D. Emmons, Rutherford ave., Charlestown, 1912 
William Eustis, Norfolk ave. and Proctor st., Roxbury, 1909 . 
FactoryHill, Town St., Hyde Park, 1912 .... 
t Fallon Field, South and Robert sts., RosHndale, 1899 . 

* Fens, Back Bay, 1877 

Franklin Field, Blue HUl and Talbot aves., Dorchester, 1892 

* FrankHn Park, 1883-84 

t WiUiam H. Garvey, Neponset ave., opposite Chickatawbut st 

Dorchester, 1896 

Christopher Gibson, Dorchester and Geneva aves., 1897. 

Paul Gore St., Jamaica Plain, 1913 

t James F. Healy, Washington st. and Firth road, Ros., 1902 

Heath, Cranford and Floyd sts., Roxbury, 1924 

Mary Hemenway, Adams and Gustine sts., Dorchester, 1919 

t John F. HoUand, Mozart and Bolster sts., Roxbury, 1917 

Christopher J. Lee, First st. at M st.. South Boston, 1897 

t McConnell Park (formerly Savin Hill), Springdale and Denny 

sts. (land, 9.78; flats, 50.55) 

t Arthur F. McLean, Saratoga and Bennington sts., E. B., 1917, 
Mission Hill, Tiemont and Smith sts., Roxbury, 1913 and 1915 
t John W. Murphy, Carolina ave., Jamaica Plain, 1912 . 

* North End Beach, Commercial st., 1893 .... 

* Olmsted Park, Jamaicaway, 1890 



Acres. 

17.81 
5.27 
0.11 

10.80 
0.65 
0.47 
5.00 
4.03 
3.50 

17.73 
1.00 
4.00 

79.00 
3.50 
3.39 
5.10 
2.20 
0.48 
1.00 
1.90 
1.10 
7.60 
5.20 
3.87 
5.00 

60.00 

36.00 

16.68 
3.90 
0.74 
9.60 
7.51 
4.41 
1.07 
5.20 

60.33 
0.43 
4.24 
4.17 
3.00 
3.00 



* Playgrounds located in parks, and included in areas of parks. 

t Named for soldier killed in World War. 

A Acquired by gift. J Children's playground. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 



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John H. L. Noyes, Saratoga and Boardman sts., East Boston 

(land 5.24; flats 3.07), 1909 

t Paris St., East Boston, 1912 

Francis Parkman, Wachusett st.. Forest Hills, 1924 

Portsmouth st., Brighton, 1912 

t Prince st.. North Bennet and Prince sts., North End, 1897 . 
Readville, Bullard, Milton and Regent sts., Hyde Park, 1924 
t * Stanley A. Ringer, Allston st. and Griggs place, Brighton, 1916 
A Ripley, Ripley road, near Harvard st., Dorchester, 1913 . 

* Rogers Park, Lake and Foster sts., Brighton, 1899 
Ronan (formerly Mt. Ida), Bowdoin and Percival sts.. Dor., 1912 
t Lester J. Rotch, Albany and Randolph sts., South End, 1903 
Shawmut ave. and Cherry st.. South End, 1922 
Smith's Pond, Brainard St., Hyde Park, 1914 .... 
t William F. Smith, Western ave. and N. Harvard st., Bri., 1894, 
t J J. M. and J. J. SulUvan, Fellows and Hunneman sts., Rox., 1897, 
1 1 Matthew J. Sweeney, West Fifth st.. South Boston, 1909 . 

Tenean Beach, Neponset, 1915 

t Tyler St., South End, 1912 

t George H. Walker, Norfolk st., opp. Evelyn, Mattapan, 1912 

j West Third St., corner B St., South Boston, 1909 . 

t John Winthrop, Dacia and Danube sts., Dorchester, 1911 . 

* World War Memorial Park, East Boston, 1891 . 

Total area of the 63 Playgrounds (Acres) 
Area of 13 Playgroimds in Parks (Acres) 

Area of the 50 Separate Playgrounds (Acres) 



Acres. 

8.31 
1.27 

2.06 
4.29 
0.40 
5.01 
2.00 
0.86 
4.00 

11.65 
2.80 
0.40 

14.51 

14.00 
0.85 
0.41 
8.70 
0.26 
6.20 
0.28 
1.57 

10.00 

510.82 
156.00 

354.82 



The first separate playground acquired by the City was the Charlestown 
Playground, purchased in 1891 for $172,923. With that included, 63 play- 
grounds (50 separate and 13 located in parks) have been established, most 
of them equipped with first-class shelter and sanitary buildings containing 
lockers, also drinking foimtains, shower baths, etc. 

The total outlay for land and construction of the playgrounds (not 
including those in parks) is $5,236,257. 

Pttblic Grounds, Squares, Etc., with Locations and Areas. 



CITY PROPER. 



Square Feet. 

3,800 



Berwick Park, between Columbus ave. and N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
Blackstone Square, Washington st., between West Brookhne and 

West Newton sts - 105,100 

City Hall Grounds, School st 7,700 

Columbus Square, Columbus and Warren aves 2,250 

Concord Square, between Tremont st. and Columbus ave. . . 5,000 

* Playgrounds located in parks, and included in areas of parks. 

t Named for soldier killed in World War. 

A Acquired by gift. t Children's playground. 



g4 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Square Feet. 

Copley Square, between Huntington ave., Boylston and Dart- 
mouth sts , 28,399 

Fort HiU Square, OUver and High sts. . . • • • • 29,480 
Franklin Square, Washington st., between East Brookline and 

East Newton sts 105,205 

Abraham Lincoln Square (formerly Park Square), Columbus 

ave., Eliot st. pnd Broadway 2,867 

Massachusetts Ave. Malls, four sections, between Albany st. and 

Columbus ave 106,500 

Rutland Square, between Tremont st. and Columbus ave. . . 7,400 

St. Stephen Square, comer St. Stephen and Batavia sts. . . 100 

Union Park, between Tremont st. and Shawmut ave. . . ■ 16,000 

Waltham Square, Harrison ave., opposite Union Park st. . . 3,000 

Worcester Square, between Washington st. and Harrison ave. . 16,000 

ROXBtTRY. 

Bromley Park, Albert to Bickford sts 20,975 

Cedar Square, Cedar st., between Juniper and Thornton sts. . 26,163 

Elm Hill Ave., between Seaver and Schuyler sts. (Tree Area) . 2,650 

Ehn HUl Park, off 550 Warren st 6,920 

* Francis G. Hanlon Square, junction of Huntington ave., Tre- 

mont and Francis sts 1,QQ2 

General Heath Square, Old Heath, New Heath and Parker sts. 2,419 

Highland Park, Fort ave. and Beech Glen st 158,421 

Horatio Harris Park, Walnut ave., from Munroe to Townsend st. 116,000 

Alvah Kittredge Park, Highland st. and Highland ave. . . 5,600 

Linwood Park, Centre and Linwood sts 3,625 

Longwood Park, Park and Austin sts 21,000 

Madison Park, SterUng, Marble, Warwick and W estminster sts., 122,191 

Orchard Park, Chadwdck, Orchard Park and Yeoman st. . . 104,492 

Public Ground, corner Blue Hill ave. and Seaver st. . . . 2,500 

Warren Square, Waxren, St. James and Regent sts. . . . 1,380 

Walnut Park, between Washington st. and Walnut ave. . • 5,736 

Washington Park, Dale and Bainbridge sts 396,125 

* Herbert J. Wolf Square, Crawford, Abbotsford and Harold sts. 966 

BRIGHTON. 

Brighton Square, Chestnut HiU ave. and Academy Hill rd. . 25,035 

* Edward M. Cunningham Square, Cambridge, Murdock and 

Sparhawksts '^'^49 

Fern Square, between Franklin and Fern sts 1>900 

Jackson Square, Chestnut Hill ave.. Union and Winship sts. - 4,300 

Oak Square, Washington and Faneuil sts 9»796 

PubUc Ground, Cambridge, Lincoln and Mansfield sts. . . 13,948 

Public Ground, Cambridge a nd Henshaw sts 1,434 

* Named for soldier killed in World War. 



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CHARLESTOWN. 

Square Feet. 

City Square, junction of Main and Park sts 8,739 

Easex Square, Essex and Lyndeboro' sts 930 

Hayes Square, Bunker Hill and Vine sts. 4,484 

Sullivan Square, Main, Cambridge, Sever and Gardner sts. . 56,428 

Winthrop Square, Winthrop, Common and Adams sts. . . 38,450 




DORCHESTER. 

* Andrew Henry Square, Adams and Granite sts 
Algonquin Square, Algonquin and Bradlee sts 
Centervale Park, Upland ave. and Bourneside st 

* John F, Donovan Park, Meeting House Hill 
Drohan Square, Edison Green .... 
Eaton Square, Adams and Bowdoin sts. . 

* Francis G. Kane Square, Bowdoin, Winter and Hancock sts. 
Mt, Bowdoin Green, summit of Mt. Bowdoin 
Peabody Square, Ashmont st. and Dorchester ave. 

* Fred C. W. Olson Square, junction of Adams and Codman sts 
Public Ground, Florida st.. King to Ashmont (7 sections) 

* Gordon E. Denton Square, Magnolia st 

Public Ground, between Victory Road and Park st. 
Richardson Square, between Pond and Cottage sts. 
Spaulding Square, junction of Freeport st. and Neponset ave 
Tremlett Square, Tremlett st., between Hooper and Waldeck sts 
Wellesley Park, Wellesley Park st 



2,068 
1,728 
9,740 

56,200 

10,241 

13,280 
1,600 

25,170 

1,963 

700 

24,193 

3,605 

450,846 

47,835 
6,263 
7,107 

28,971 



EAST BOSTON. 

Belmont Square, Webster, Sumner, Lamson and Seaver sts. 
Central Square, Meridian and Border sts. 
Maverick Square, Sumner and Maverick sts. . 
Prescott Square, Trenton, Eagle and Prescott sts. 
Putnam Square, Putnam, White and Trenton sts. 



30,000 
40,310 
4,396 
12,284 
11,628 



HYDE PARK. 

Camp Meigs, Readville 124,500 

* Horace Campbell Woodworth Square, Beacon st. and Metro- 

politan ave 220 

* Lieut. Parker B. Jones Square, Milton ave. and Highland st. . 220 

Williams Square, WiUiams ave. and Prospect st 700 

Greenwood Square, junction of Greenwood st. and Central ave. 220 

Webster Square, junction of Webster st. and Central ave. . 220 

Wolcott Square, Hyde Park ave., Milton and Prescott sts. . . 220 

* Named for soldier killed in World War. 



86 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



SOUTH BOSTON. 

Square Feet. 

Independence Square, Broadway, Second, M and N sts. . . 279,218 

Lincoln Square, Emerson, Fourth and M sts 9,510 

Public Ground, East Ninth st 6,671 

Thomas Park, Telegraph Hill 190,000 

"WEST ROXBURT. 

* Gustav Emmet Square, S. Conway, S. Fairview and Robert sts. 750 

* Cornelius J. Mahoney Square, Centre and Perkins sts. . . 3,200 

Oakview Terrace, off Centre st. 5,287 

Soldiers' Monument Lot, South and Centre sts., Jamaica Plain . 5,870 

Total area of Pubhc Grounds, etc., 3,037,036 square feet, or 69.72 acres. 

RECAPITULATION. 

Parks and Parkways: Acres. 

Main Park System 1,389.40 

Marine Park System 457.90 

Miscellaneous Parks . • • 375 . 84 

Playgrounds (separate) 354.82 

Public Grounds, Squares, etc 69.72 

Grand total (Acres) 2,647.68 

Bridges Located in Parks and Parkways. 

public garden. 
Foot-bridge, over pond. 

the FENS. 

Agassiz, carrying Agassiz road over the Fens water. 

BoYLSTON, over outlet of the Fens. 

Charlesgate, over Boston & Albany Railroad and Ipswich street. 

Commonwealth avenue, over outlet of the Fens. 

Fens, over outlet of Muddy river. 

commonwealth avenue. 
Cottage Farm, over Boston & Albany Railroad. 

RIVERWAY. 

Audubon, over Newton circuit of Boston & Albany Railroad. 

t Bellevue, over Muddy river from Bellevue street. 

Bridle Path, carrying the ride over Muddy river, near Audubon road. 

t Brookline avenue, over Muddy river. 

t Berners street FOOT-BRIDGE, over Muddy river. 

t Huntington avenue, over outlet of Leverett pond. 

t Longwood, carrying Longwood avenue over Muddy river. 

* Named for soldier killed in "World War. 

t The Park Dept. maintains such parts of these bridges as are within City 
limits. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 



87 



OLMSTED PARK. 

Fooi^BRiDGES at Leverett pond and over outlets of Willow pond and 
Ward's pond. 

FRANKLIN PARK. 

Ellicott arch, carrying Circuit drive over walk at Ellicottdale. 

Forest Hills, carrying entrance to Franklin Park over traffic road. 

Overlook arch, over entrance to Overlook Shelter. 

ScARBORo', carrying Circuit drive over Scarboro' pond. 

ScARBORo' POND FOOT-BRIDGE, carrying the walk over Scarboro' pond. 

COLUMBIA ROAD. 

Columbia road, over Old Colony avenue and Plymouth division of New 

York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. 
Columbia road, over Shoreham street. 

World War Memorial Park. 
Neptune, carrying Neptune rd. over Boston, Revere B. & Lynn R. R. 
Foot-bridge, from Prescott st. over Boston, Revere B. & Lynn R. R. 



Statues Belonging 


TO City, Located in 


Parks and Public Grounds. 


Name. 


Location. 


Year 
Erected. 


Artist. 


Samuel Adams 


Adams Square 


1880 


Anne Whitney. 


Robert Bums 


Back Bay Fens 


1919 


Henry H. Kitson. 


Colonel Thomas Cass .... 


Public Garden 


1899 


Richard E. Brooks. 


Leif Ericsson 


Commonwealth Ave . . 

Edward Everett Sq., 
Dorchester 


1886 
1867 


Anne Whitney. 


Edward Everett 






William W. Story. 


Admiral David G. Farra- 
gut. 


Marine Park, S. Bos- 
ton. 


1893 


Henry H. Kitson. 


Benjamin Franklin 


City Hall Grounds. . . . 


1856 


Richard S. Greenough. 


William Lloyd Garrison . . 


Commonwealth Ave . . 


1886 


Olin L. Warner. 


General John Glover 


Commonwealth Ave . . 


1875 


Martin Milmore. 


Edward Everett Hale 


Public Garden 


1913 


Bela L. Pratt. 


Alexander Hamilton 


Commonwealth Ave . . 


1865 


William Rimmer. 


Wendell Phillips 


Public Garden 


1915 


Daniel C. French. 







88 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

STATUES BELONGINQ TO CITY, LOCATED IN PARKS AND PtTBLIC GROUNDS. — Concluded. 



Name. 


Location. 


Year 
Erected. 


Artist. 


Josiah Quincy 


City Hall Grounds 

Public Garden 

Warren Sq., Roxbury, 

Public Garden 

First Church Grounds, 


1879 
1878 
1904 
1869 
1880 


Thomas Ball. 


Charles Sumner 


Thomas Ball. 


General Joseph Warren . . 
George Washington * . . . . 
John Winthrop 


Paul W. Bartlett. 
Thomas Ball. 
Richard S. Greenough. 







Monuments and Memorials Belonging to City, Located on Public Grounds. 



Name or Designation. 



Location. 



Year 
Erected. 



Artist or Architect. 



Blackstone 
Tablet. . . 



Memorial 



Crispus Attucks and Other 
Patriots of 1770 



WUliam EUery Channing, 

Patrick A. Collins Me- 
morial 



Boston Common . 

Boston Common . 
Public Garden . . . 



Declaration of Independ- 
ance Tablet 



Commonwealth Ave . 



Boston Common . 



Dorchester Heights (Rev- 
olutionary) , 



Ether Memorial. 



Curtis Guild Memorial 
Entrance 



Telegraph HiU, 

South Boston. , 

Public Garden , 

Boston Common. . . , 



Abraham Lincoln and 
Emancipation 



John Boyle O'ReiUy. 



Abraham Lincoln Sq. 
Back Bay Park 



Francis Parkman Me- 
morial , 



George F. Parkm?n Me- 
morial Bandstand. 



Olmsted Park, J. P. 
Boston Common . . . 



1914 

1888 
1903 

1908 

1925 

1902 

1867 

1917 

1879 
1896 

1906 

1912 



R. Clipston Sturgis. 

Robert Kraus. 
Herbert Adams. 



Henry H. Kitson. 
T. Alice Kitson. 



John F. Paramino. 

Peabody & Stearns. «> 
John Q. A. Ward. 

Cram & Ferguson. 

Thomas Ball. 
Daniel C. French. 

Daniel C. French. 

Robinson & Shepard. 



Equestrian statue. 



MONXTMENTS AND 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 89 

MEMORIALS BELONGING TO THE CITY. — Concluded. 



Name or Designation. 



Location. 



Year 
Erected. 



Artist or Architect. 



Colonel Robert Gould 
Shaw and 54th Mass. 
Reg. 

Soldiers' and Sailors' 
Monument 

Soldiers' Monument, 
Charlestown 

Soldiers' Monument, 
Dorchester 

Soldiers' Monument, 
Jamaica Plain 

George Robert White Me- 
morial 



> Boston Common . . . 

Boston Common. . . . 
Winthrop Square .... 
Meeting House HiU . . 
Centre and South sts.. 
Public Garden 



1897 

1877 
1872 
1867 
1871 
1924 



Augustus Saint Gaudens. 
McKim, Mead & White. 



Martin Milmore. 
Martin Milmore. 
B. F. D wight. 
W. W. Lummis. 
Daniel C. French. 



Fountains Belonging to City, Located on Public Grounds. 
Brewer Fountain, Boston Common; Coppenhagen Memorial Fountain, 
Edward Everett Square; Johnson Memorial Fountain and Gateway, 
entrance to Back Bay Park, Westland Avenue; "Maid of the Mist" 
and three other fountains, PubUc Garden; one fountain each on 
Blackstone, Franklin, Central, Independence and Sullivan Squares, 
Meeting House Hill, Thomas Park, Madison Park, Union Park and 
Massachusetts Avenue; Lyman Fountain, Eaton Square; Taft 
Memorial Fountain, Chestnut Hill Park. 

Since the City's park development began, in 1877, the total expenditure, 
to the close of 1924, for parks, parkways and playgrounds (exclusive of 
the annual maintenance appropriation) is $25,937,481 or $10,192,754 for 
the land and $15,744,727 for construction. 

The Arnold Arboretum (the "tree museum" of Harvard University), 
containing originally 122.6 acres, was added with other lands, in 1882, 
to the City's park system, under a special contract with Harvard Uni- 
versity, and in 1895 another tract of 75 acres (Peter's HiU), also belonging 
to the University, was included, the name Bussey Park being added to 
the title. All the land in these tracts not required for driveways and walks, 
a quarry reservation and traflSc road is used, under the trusts created by 
the wiUs of Benjamin Bussey and James Arnold, for Harvard's extensive 
collection of specimens of such trees and shrubs as will live in this climate. 



90 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The City maintains the roads and walks, also attends to policing the 
grounds. The Arboretum is open to visitors daily from 7 A. M. until 
sunset. 

The Franklin Park Zoological Garden on the northern side of the park, 
begun in 1911, now occupies about eighty acres. Up to February 1, 1925, 
the amount expended for construction, etc., was $387,946. In the summer 
of 1912, the group of bear dens, the aquatic flying cage, etc., were finished 
and put on exhibition, in 1913 the bird house with other attractions, in 
1914 the elephant house and in 1920 the lion house, were added. One of 
the latest improvements is the "Greeting" or main entrance and concourse 
leading from Blue Hill avenue, with massive stone gateway, ornamental 
fence, etc., completing the original artistic design. 

The Marine Park Aquarium, costing $144,530, was opened to the public 
on November 28, 1912. The entire outlay for both was appropriated 
from the George F. Parkman Fund income. 

GEORGE F. PAEKMAK FUND. 

By the will of the late George F. Parkman, various real estate properties 
worth between $5,000,000 and $6,000,000 were left to the City, the income 
therefrom to be expended for the maintenance and improvement of the 
Common and such parks as were in existence January 12, 1887, and no 
part of it to be used for the purchase of additional land for park purposes. 
The bequest was accepted by the City Council, March 9, 1909, since which 
date most of the realty has been sold and the proceeds invested in bonds. 
On February 1, 1925, the principal of the fund in the custody of the City 
Treasurer, amounted to $5,237,682. In the fiscal year 1924-25, the 
income from the fund was $216,167. 

PUBLIC BATHS AND GYMNASIA. 

MAIN BATH HOUSES, OPEN ALL THE TEAR. 

Cabot Street. — 203 Cabot street, Roxbury. Brick building, con- 
taining 45 shower baths, a swimming pool, 75 by 25 feet, and a gjonnasium. 
Opened to the public in September, 1905. Total cost of building, $108,690. 

Charlestown. — Corner Bunker Hill and Lexington streets. Brick 
building (old City building remodeled), containing 28 shower baths and 
a gymnasium. Opened to the public in March, 1913. Total cost, $49,000, 
approximately. 

Dover Street. — 249 Dover street. Brick building, containing 30 
shower baths for men and 11 for women, also tub baths. No gymnasium. 
It includes a laundry where all the towels and part of the bathing suits 
used in the department are laundered. Opened to the public in October, 
1898. Total cost (including $14,154 for land), $88,267. 

North Bennet Street. — North End. Brick building, containing 
65 shower baths, 400 lockers and a gymnasium. Opened to the public 
in April, 1909. Total cost (including $36,800 for land), $136,186. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 91 

BATHS AND GYMNASIA EST OTHER CITY BXItliDrNGS, OPEN ALL THE YEAH. 

Chaelesbank. — • Charles street, West End, two houses (i. e., for men 
and women), 12 shower baths in each; outdoor gymnasium. 

Copley School. — Bartlett street, Charlestown, 12 showers for men, 10 
showers for women. 

East Boston Gymnasium.* — 116 Paris street, 74 shower baths. 

Municipal Building. — Corner Columbia road and Bird street, 
Dorchester, 26 shower baths and a swimming pool. 

Municipal Building. — • South street, near Sedgwick street, Jamaica 
Plain, 19 shower baths and a swimming pool, 75 by 24 feet. 

Municipal BmLDiNG. — ■ Broadway, South Boston, 65 shower baths, 
i, e., 40 for men's section, 23 for women's, and two extension showers for 
boys. 

Municipal Building. — • Tyler street, South End, 40 shower baths. 

Municipal Building. — Vine and Dudley streets, Roxbury, 28 shower 
baths for men's section, 28 for women's and 6 in gjrmnasium. 

Municipal Building. — • Shawmut avenue and W. Brookhne street, 
South End, 115 shower baths. 

Municipal Botlding. — Washington street, near Ashland, Roslindale, 
18 shower baths. 

Municipal Building. — • River street, Hyde Park, 25 shower baths. 

beach baths. 

Columbus Pabk. — South Boston, single house, for men, women and 
children. 

Dewey. — Medford street, Charlestown, single house, for men, women 
and children. 

Freeport Street. — • Dorchester, one house, for men and women. 

K Street. — • South Boston, for women. 

L Street. t — South Boston, for men and boys. 

Marine Park. — Dressing closets, lockers and showers, for men and 
women. 

North End Park. — • Commercial street, two houses, for men and 
women. A laundry connected with these bath houses launders part of 
the bathing suits used in the department during the summer bathing 
season. 

Savin Hill. — Dorchester, single house, for men, women and children. 

Tenean. — ■ Neponset, single house, for men, women and children. 

World War Memorial Park. — East Boston, two houses, for men and 
women, and one house for boys. 

* On the site of the new East Boston Gymnasium was located the first 
indoor mum'cipal gymnasium in the United States, so far as known. It 
was opened to the public in 1897. 

t The L street seaside bath, opened in 1866, was the first municipal bath 
established in the United States, so far as known. 



92 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Cemetery Division. 

When in November, 1920, the Cemetery Department was consolidated 
with the Park Department, the five trustees of the former were superseded 
by the Park Commissioners, who reorganized it as the Cemetery Division 
of the Park Department, thereupon taking charge of Mount Hope 
Cemetery and all the burying grounds owned by the City. Mount Hope 
Cemetery (the largest of aU) was bought by the City in 1857 for $35,000 
and additional land has been purchased since. It is bounded by Walk Hill, 
Harvard, Canterbury and Paine streets, Ward 18. The Board of Cemetery 
Trustees was first appointed imder the ordinances of December 21, 1857, 
and annual reports have been published since 1859. 

AU the cemeteries formerly under control of the said Board but now in 
charge of the Park Department, are as follows, with area: 

Bennington street, East Boston, 157,500 square feet. 
Bunker HiU, Charlestown, 48,202 square feet. 
Central, Boston Common, 60,693 square feet. 
Copp's Hill, Charter and HuU streets, 89,015 square feet. 
Dorchester North, Upham's Corner, 142,587 square feet. 
Dorchester South, Dorchester avenue, 95,462 square feet. 
Eliot, Washington and Eustis streets, 34,830 square feet. 
Evergreen, Commonwealth avenue, Brighton, 604,520 square feet. 
Fatrview, Hyde Park, 50 acres. 

Granary, Tremont street, opposite Bromfield street, 82,063 square feet. 
Hawes, Emerson street, near L street, 11,232 square feet. 
King's Chapel, Tremont street, near School street, 19,344 square feet. 
Market Street, Market street, Brighton, 1,872 square feet. 
Mount Hope, Walk HiU street, 117 acres and 36,536 square feet. 
Phipps street, Charlestown, 76,740 square feet. 
Rainsford Island, 43,560 square feet. 

South End, Washington and East Concord streets, 64,570 square feet. 
Walter Street, Walter street, Roslindale, 35,100 square feet. 
Warren, Kearsarge avenue, Roxbury, 54,500 square feet. 
Westerly, Centre street, West Roxbury, 39,450 square feet. 
Total area of the 20 cemeteries, 206 acres. 



PRINTING DEPARTMENT. 

Office and Printing Plant, 286 Congress street. 

[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 31; Ord. 1911, Chap. 2; Ord. 1914, Chap. 6; Rev. 
Ord. 1914, Chap. 26; Ord. 1920, Chap. 9; Ord. 1925, Chap. 6.] 

William J. Casey, Superintendent of Printing. Term ends in 1926. 

The Superintendent of Printing has charge of all the printing and binding 
for the City departments. County courts and offices, also prints the official 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 



93 



weekly publication, the City Record. He supplies them with postage 
stamps and attends to their requisitions for stationery. 

The Municipal printing plant was established in March, 1897. The 
annual appropriation for printing and binding certain City Documents 
ordered by the City Council, amounting in recent years to about $42,000 
has regularly been paid to the department, the latter contracting with 
outside parties for aU binding. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 802 City Hall Annex, eighth floor. 

[Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, § 22; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 32; Stat. 1913, 

Chap. 263; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 27; Ord. 1921, Chap. 1.] 

John P. Engleet, Superintendent of Public Buildings. 
Frederick C. Ward, Chief Clerk. 

The ofiice of the Superintendent of Pubhc Buildings was established 
by ordinance on July 1, 1850, and annual reports have been published 
by the Superintendent since 1851. He has the supervision of the care, 
repair and furnishing of aU buildings belonging to or hired by the City. 

CITY BUILDINGS IN CHARGE OF THIS DEPARTMENT. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied by, etc. 



Ambulance Station, National st.. So. 
Boston. 

Charity Building, 43 Hawkins st., with 
Temporary Home, Chardon st. 



Municipal Building, City sq., Charles- 
town. 



City Building, Norfolk and Washing- 
ton sts., Dor. 

City Building, Richmond and Washing- 
ton sts.. Dor. 

City Hall, School st 



City HaU Annex, Court st. 



East Boston Court House and PoHce 
Station, Meridian and Paris sts. 



On leased land. 



Overseers of the Public Welfare; 
part occupied by Family Wel- 
fare Soc. 

Charlestown Br. Municipal 
Court and PoHce Sta., 15th 
Div. 

Public Library Br. and Wd. 17 
wardroom. 

Pubhc Library Branch. 



Mayor's ofiice, City Council 
chamber and City depart- 
ments or divisions of same. 

16 City Departments, etc. 

Dist. Court and Pohce Sta., 7th 
Div. 



94 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

City Buildings in Charqb of this Department.— Confo'nued. 



BtriLDiNa AND Location. 



Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall square 

Faneuil Hall Market House, N. and S. 
Market sts. 

Jamaica Plain Library, South and Sedg- 
wick sts. 

Municipal Building, Jamaica Plain, 
South St. 

Municipal Building, Dorchester, Colum- 
bia rd. 

Municipal Building, River st., Hyde 
Park. 

Municipal Building, Roslindale, Wash- 
ington St., opposite South. 

Municipal Building, So, Boston, E. 
Broadway. 

Municipal Building, Ward 5 (now Wd. 
3), Oak and Tyler sts. 

Municipal Building, Ward 6 (now Wd. 
9), Shawmut ave. and W. Brookline st. 

Municipal Building, Ward 12 (now Wd. 
8), Vine and Dudley sts. 

Old Chemical Engine House, Eustis st., 
Roxbury. 

Old Ladder House No. 5, Fourth st.. 
So. Boston. 

Old Police Sta. 6, West Broadway, So. 
Boston. 

Old PoUce Sta. 7, Meridian street, E. 
Boston. 

Old Prov. State House, Washington and 
State sts. 

Old Franklin Schoolhouse, 1151 Wash- 
ington St. 

Old Cross St. Schoolhouse, Cross st., 
Charlestown. 



Occupied by, etc. 



Market stalls, etc., under halL 

Quincy Hall and Produce Exch. 
2nd floor. 

Pubhc Library Branch. 



Curtis Hall, baths and gym- 
nasium. 

Pub. Library Br., wardroom, 
baths and gymnasium. 

Auditorium, wardroom, gym- 
nasium and baths. 

Auditorium, Pub. Library Br,, 
wardroom, gymnasium and 
bathe. 

Municipal Court, Pub. Library 
Br., auditorium and baths. 

Pub. Library Br., baths, gym- 
nasium and wardroom. 

Auditorium, Pub. Library Br., 
gymnasium and baths. 

Pub. Library Br., baths, gym- 
nasium and wardroom. 

Leased. 



Upper part. Post 32, G. A. R. 

Unoccupied. 

Leased to L. S. W. V. 

Leased to Bostonian Soc. 



Leased to Posts 15 and 7 
G. A. R. 

Leased to Col. F, B. Bogan 
Camp, No. 14, L. S. W. V. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 95 

City Buildings in Charge op this Department. — Concluded. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied by, etc. 



Old Winthrop Schoolhouse, Bunker Hill 
St., Charlestown 



Smith Schoolhouse, Joy st , 

Wayfarers' Lodge, 30 Hawkins st. 



Reconstructed, with gymnasium 
baths and wardroom. 

Leased to Post 134, G. A. R. 

Overseers of Public Welfare. 



County Buildings. 



Building and Location. 



Occupied by, etc. 



Court House, Pemberton sq 

Jail, Charles st. (three buildings). 
Mortuary, Northern Dist., 18 N. Grove 

St. 

Municipal Court, Brighton, Washing- 
ton st. 

Roxbury Court House, Roxbury st 



Municipal Court, Dor., Adams and 
Arcadia sts. 

Municipal Court, W. Rox., Morton st.. 
Forest Hills. 



County offices and court rooms. 



Municipal Court, South'n Dist. 

Part occupied by Police Sta., 
11th Div. 

Municipal Court, W. Rox. and 
Hyde Park. 



WARDROOMS IN CITY BUILDINGS, ETC. 



District. 


New 
Wds. 


Building. 


Location. 


East Boston 


1 


Old Armory Building 


Maverick st. 


Charlestown 


2 


Charlestown Gymnasium 
Building. 


Bunker Hill and Lex- 
ington sts. 


Boston Proper. . . 


3 


New Municipal Building. 


Oak and Tyler sts. 


South Boston 


6 


Municipal Building 


Broadway. 


Roxbury 


8 


New Municipal Building. . 


Vine and Dudley sts. 



96 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Wardrooms in City Buiujings, Etc. — Concluded. 



DiSTEICT. 



New 
Wds. 



Building. 



Location. 



Dorchester 


13 


Municipal Building 


Columbia road and 
Bird St. 




17 


City Building 


Washington and Nor- 
folk sts. 


Jamaica Plain. . . . 


11 
19 


MintonHall* 


Forest Hills sq. 


RosUndale 


Municipal Building 


Washington st. oppo- 
site South. 


Hyde Park 


18 


Municipal Building 


River st., and Cen- 
tral ave. 


Brighton 


22 


Old Town HaU 


Washington st. 









The two buildings used as armories are Engine House No. 4, Bulfinch 
St., belonging to the City, and No. 130 Columbus ave., the latter occupied 
by four companies of Cadets, annual rent paid, $4,800. At 11 Beacon 
St., 10th floor, hired for Law Department at g,nnual rent of $10,500, and 
at 274 Boylston st., three rooms for Medical Examiner of Northern Dis- 
trict at $1,800 per year. 

In charge of this department also are the following City scales: North 
scales, Haymarket sq.; South scales. City stables yard, Albany st.; Rox- 
bury scales, Eustis and Mall sts.; Jamaica Plain scales, Centre st. and 
Starr lane. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 

General offices, 504-506 City Hall Annex, fifth floor. 

[Ord. 1910, Chap. 9; Stat. 1910, Chaps. 553 and 571; Stat. 1911, Chap. 
312; Ord. 1911, Chaps. 1 and 10; Stat. 1912, Chap. 348; Rev. Ord, 
1914, Chap. 28; Stat. 1914, Chap. 324; Ord. 1916, Chap. 3; Ord. 1917, 
Chap. 2; Ord. 1921, Chap. 3.] 

Joseph A. Rourke, Commissioner:. Term ends in 1926. 
Bernard C. Kellet, Secretary and Chief Clerk. 

The Department of Public Works was established in 1911, consisting of 
the Street, Water and Engineering Departments combined under a single 
executive head (viz., the Commissioner of Public Works), the latter author- 



* Hired for 



per year. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 97 

ized to create the necessary divisions of the department according to his 
judgment. The following four divisions have been created, viz.. Bridge 
and Ferry, Highway, Sewer and Sanitary, Water, each in charge of a 
Division Engineer. 

The Comnaissioner of Pubhc Works, who must be a civil engineer of 
recognized standing in his profession, has control over the construction 
of all streets and sewers; the care and management of all bridges used as 
highways; of the ferries owned and operated by the City, and of the street 
lamps maintained by the City; the cleaning, repairing and sprmkling of 
streets and the removal of house offal and refuse; the maintenance and 
operation of all fixtures and apphances held by the City for purposes of 
water supply; and over the granting of permits to open, occupy, obstruct 
and use portions of streets. 

By authority of Chapter 571, Acts of 1910, the Commissioner of Public 
Works charges for permits issued, as per the following revised schedule in 
effect from April 1, 1920: 

1. Openings in streets or sidewalks, 50 cents each. Limited to 100 linear feet on one 
permit. 

2. Emergency permits, Class A (for the above purpose), 50 cents each. 

3. Advertising by man wearing hat and coat lettered (annual permit), S5 (or $1 per 
month) . 

4. Cleaning snow from roofs (occupation of sidewalk and street while so doing), annual 
permit, $1 each. 

5. Driving cattle through the streets (annual permit to driver). So. 

6. Erecting and repairing awnings (annual permit) , $1 each. 

7. Moving buildings in streets, $5 per day; minimxmi charge, $10. 

8. Erecting, altering or repairing buildings (occupation of street or sidewalk), 5 cents 
per square foot per month in the City Proper, bounded onthesoutli by and including Berke- 
ley and Dover streets; 3 cents per square foot per month in that part of the City south 
of limits above stated to and including Massachusetts ave.; and 2 cents per square foot 
per month in all other localities. 

9. Painting or minor repairs, $1 each. 

10. Feeding horses on streets (annual permit), $1 each. 

11. Placing and removing signs flat on buildings, $1 each. 

12. Projecting signs or lamps from buildings, $1 each. 

13. Raising or lowering safes, machinery, etc., SI each. 

14. Emergency permits, Class B, $1 each. 

15. Special permits for periods and rates other than those in the preceding classes 
iiccording to the discretion of the Commissioner. 

Bridge and Ferry division. 
OflBce, 602 City Hall Annex, sixth floor. 
John E. Cartt, Division Engineer. 
L. B. Reillt, Engineer of Construction. 
R. D. Gardner, Designing Engineer. 
Thomas H. Sexton, Supervisor of Bridges. 
John F. Sulltvan, General Foreman of Ferries. 



98 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The Division Engineer has charge of the design, construction and main- 
tenance of the highway bridges within the Umits of the City, the care and 
management of the municipal ferries, the abohshment of grade crossings, 

also the special engineering work for other City departments. All draw- 
tenders are appointed by and subject to the control of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

SUMMARY OF HIGHWAY BRmGES, ETC. 

I. Number maiataiaed wholly by Boston 65 

II. Number of which Boston maintains the part within its Umits . 6 
III. Number of those whose cost of maintenance is partly paid 

by Boston 48 

IV. Number maintained by railroad corporations : 

1. Boston & Albany 4 

2. Boston & Maine and Boston & Albany .... 1 

3. Boston & Maine, Eastern Division 1 

4. Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn 1 

5. New York, N. H. & H., Midland Div 13 

6. New York, N. H. & H., Old Colony Div. ... 4 

7. New York, N. H. & H., Providence Div. ... 16 
V. Number maintained by Metropolitan District Commission, 6 

VI. Number maintained by U. S. Government .... 1 

Total number 166 

MtnsriciPAL Ferries. 
ci^.^ I Boston Proper. — ■ Head-house, end of Eastern ave. 
(. East Boston. — Head-house, end of Lewis st. 

f Boston Proper. — Head-house, end of Battery st. 
I East Boston. — Head-house, end of Border st. 

The following steam ferryboats are in commission: 

Name. When Built. Type. Length. Gross 

Tonnage. 

Hugh O'Brien • 1883 Side-wheel. 175 ft. 3 in. 645 

Governor Russell 1898 Propeller. 164 " 3 " 713 

General Sumner 1900 " 164 « 3 " 450 

John H. Sullivan 1912 " 172 « 3 " 527 

Lieut. Flaherty 1921 « 174 " 727 

Ralph J. Palumbo 1921 " 174 " 755 

Noddle Island (rebuilt) 1921 " 174 « 5 in. 564 

Note. — For bridges in parks see Park Department. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 



99 



HIGHWAY DIVISION. 
Main Office, 501 City Hall Annex, fifth floor. 
James H. Sullivan, Division Engineer. 
Joshua Atwood, Chief Engineer, Paving Service. 
Benjamin F. Bates, Assistant Engineer, Paving Service. 

The Division Engineer has charge of the construction and maintenance 
of all pubhc streets, the issuing of permits to open, occupy and obstruct 
portions of streets, the care and upkeep of the electric and gas lamps in the 
pubUc streets, alleys, parks and pubhc grounds, and the placing of glass 
street dgns and numbers therein, the numbering of buUdings and the 
placing of all street signs. 



MILES OF ACCEPTED STREETS, FEBRUARY 


1, 1925, BY DISTRICTS. 


District. 


Sheet 
Asphalt. 


AsPH.iLT 

Concrete. 


Granite 
Block. 


Macadam. 


All 
Other. 


Totals. 


City Proper 

Charlestown 

E. Boston 

S. Boston 

Roxbury 


21.17 
. 0.41 
2.17 
2.51 
9.68 
6.30 
5.61 
3.77 


10.90 
0.03 
0.90 
2.06 
6.73 
13.91 
10.42 
8.35 
1.44 


37.42 
12.13 

6.51 
17.76 
14.74 

3.72 
10.72 

0.92 

0.07 


17.28 
10.56 
22.51 
20.45 
54.20 
73.31 
99.57 
30.74 
19.01 


9.78 

0.32 
0.54 
3.30 
5.95 
6.37 

10.38 
6.00 

14.73 


96.55 
23.45 
32.63 
46.08 
91.30 


W. Roxbury 

Dorchester 

Brighton 


103.61 
136.70 

49.78 


Hyde Park 


35.25 








Total Miles.. 


51.62 


54.74 


103 . 99 


347.63 


57.37 


615.35 


Per Cent 


8.39 


8.90 


16.90 


56.49 


9.32 


100.00 


Changes in last 
5 Yrs. (Miles). 


+ 10.22 


+31.09 


—0.70 


—32.27 


+ 3.30 


+11.64 



Note. — Total area of the 615.35 miles of accepted streets, 11,637,188 
square yards, or 2,404.4 acres, which area is 8.58 per cent of City's entire 
land area. In addition to the above total, there are accepted footways 
with total length of 1.35 miles. The total number of accepted public 
streets and alleys is 2,514. Besides these, there are about 3,020 private 
streets and alleys. 



100 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

STREET LAMPS IN USE FEBRUARY 1. 1925. 





Electeic. 


Gas. 


TOTAU 


Magnetite arc 


5,737 

3,4471 
1,374 1 
33 1 
25 
11 
23J 




5,737 


40 c. p 

60 c. p 

Tungsten incandescent < 200 c' p 

700 c. p 

1,100c. p.... 

Single mantle 




4,913 


9,727^ 
140 J 




Open-flame (fire alarm) 




9,867 








Totals 


10,650 


9,867 


20,517 







SEWER AND SANITARY DIVISION. 

Main Office, 510 City Hall Annex. 

Edward F. Mitrphy, Division Engineer. 
Thomas F. Bowes, Engineer in Charge of Sewer Service. 
John M. Shea, Construction Engineer, Sewer Service. 
William V. P. Hoar, Office Engineer, Sewer Service. 

Daniel H. Gili;espie, Supeivisor of Sanitary, Street Cleaning and Oiling 
Service. 

The Commissioner of Public Works in 1918 merged the Sewer Service, 
Sanitary Service and Street Cleaning and OUing Service, designating these 
three former branches of the Highway Division as the Sewer and Sanitary 
Division. 

The Division Engineer has charge of aU sewer work; of the cleaning 
and oiling of streets, also the removal of house offal and refuse in the 
various districts of the Citj'. 

The total length of common and intercepting sewers on February 1, 1925, 
was 1,012.22 miles; total nvmaber of catch-basins in charge of Sewer Service 
16,843. 

Assessments upon the estates benefited by new sewers are not levied by 
the Public Works Department but by the Board of Street Commissioners 
(see Street Laying-Out Department), who also award damages to real estate 
owners having approved claims for such. The assessment upon an estate 
for a new sewer is limited to $4.00 per linear foot and it is a lien upon the 
property untU paid, the law allowing payment in annual instalments of 10 
per cent of total assessment with interest. 

In 1889 as provided by Chap. 439 of the Acts, the Metropolitan Sewer- 
age Commission of three members undertook the construction of the 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 101 

North Metropolitan and South MetropoUtan systems of trunk and inter- 
cepting sewers, the former to discharge into the sea at Deer Island and the 
latter at Moon Island. The City of Boston had already constructed, at 
a cost of $4,250,000, pumping works and a trunk sewer from Huntington 
avenue and Gainsborough street to Moon Island. The South system was 
completed and put into operation in 1892, the State paying the City for 
pumping and discharging the sewage received from the territory west of 
Huntington avenue. The North Metropohtan system, with four pump- 
ing plants and 41 miles of sewers, went into operation in 1896, costing 
$5,116,696. A third system, the Neponset Valley, with a total length 
of 11.3 mUes, was completed in 1898. In 1906 the High-level sewer was 
completed and into its 17 miles of tunnel, extending from Roxbury to 
Quincy, thence to outlets off Nut Island, nearly all the sewage of the South 
District was diverted. On January 1, 1925, there were 68.51 miles of 
Metropolitan sewer in the North District, of which 10.4 miles were in 
Boston, and 51 .85 miles in the South District, 23 .98 miles being in Boston. 
Tributary to the two Metropohtan systems there were 1,581 miles of 
local sewers in the 28 cities and towns belonging. 

REMOVAL OF STORE REFUSE. 

The removal of refuse from shops, stores and warehouses, involving 
much ex-tra labor, is attended to by the Sanitary Service and charged for 
at 15 cents a barrel or bundle (not larger than a flour barrel). No removals 
are made except on dehvery of tickets obtainable at 504 City Hall Annex. 

WATER DIVISION. 
Main Office, 606 City Hall Annex. 

Christopher J. Carven, Division Engineer. 

James A. McMurby, Engineer in Charge, Income and Meter Branch. 

George H. Finneran, Superintendent, Distribution Branch. 

Under the control of the Division Engineer are the care and mainte- 
nance of all pipes and other fixtures and appHances for the purposes of the 
City's water supply, also the assessing of water rates and issuing of the 
bills therefor. 

The total length of supply and distributing water mains on February 1, 
1925, was 901.01 miles; number of services actually in use, 90,430, of 
which 94 per cent were metered; number of public fire hydrants, 10,144; 
number of public drinking fountains, 151, of which 83 are fitted with 
hygienic bubble fixtures and 68 are for animals only. 

The first water document published by the City of Boston appeared 
in 1825. In addition to the annual reports on the Cochituate supply, 
from 1850, and of the Mystic supply, from 1866, there are numerous special 
reports. By chapter 449, Acts of 1895, the Boston Water Board, the 
Water Income Department and the Water Registrar were abolished and 



102 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

the Water Department created, a single commissioner being entrusted 
with all the powers previously exercised by the Boston Water Board and 
the Boston Water Registrar. 

A State commission, the Metropohtan Water Board, took possession, 
in 1898, of all that part of the Boston water system lying westward of 
Chestnut Hill Reservoir, also the pumping station there, with adjacent 
lands. The sum paid to the City was $12,531,000. Payments to the 
State by the City for its supply of water have been regularly made since 
1898. Total quantity of water in the ten storage reservoirs of the Metro- 
politan system on January 1, 1925, 60,384,300,000 gallons, of which 76.6 
per cent was in the Wachusett Reservoir in Clinton, 32 miles west of Boston, 
an artificial lake 4,135 acres in surface area and added to the system in 
1905. There are also twelve distribution reservoirs with capacity of 
2,400,680,000 gallons, five pumping-stations being connected with these, 
in which stations 34,439,629,000 gallons of water were pumped during 
the year 1924. In the existing Metropolitan Water District are nine 
cities, besides Boston, and nine towns. Boston takes about 75 per cent of 
the entire water supply of the District. 

The daily average amount of water used in Boston in 1924 was 87,680,900 
gallons, or 102.8 gallons per capita. 

HIGH PKESSURE FIRE SERVICE. 

Bj^ the provisions of Chapter 312, Acts of 1911, the Commissioner of 
Public Works was authorized to install an efficient system of high pressure 
fire service for the business center of the City. The work completed, 
including the old salt-water fireboat hne installed in 1898, comprises 
16 miles of pipe with 430 hydrants. Total expenditure for installation of 
system to Feb. 1, 1925, was $2,086,619. Total mileage of system to be 
about 17.00. Two pumping stations are now in use. 



REGISTRY DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 103 City Hall Annex, first floor. 

[Stat. 1892, Chap. 314; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 34; C. C, Title IV., 

Chap. 28; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 29; Ord. 1924, Chap. 1; Ord. 1924, 
Chap. 1.] 

Edward W. McGlenen, City Registrar. Term ends in 1926. 
Jeremiah J. Leary, Assistant Registtar. 
Margaret M. Foley, Assistant Registrar. 

The City Registrar keeps the records of births, deaths and marriages, 
and issues certificates of all intentions of marriage. Annual reports have 
been pubUshed since 1849, except in 1860 and 1861. 

By Ordinance, approved July 12, 1892, the Department of Ancient 
Records and the office of Record Commissioners (estabUshed July 6, 



SCHOOLHOUSE DEPARTMENT. 103 

1875) were abolished, and the duties of the Record Commissioners, includ- 
ing the publication of documents relating to the early history of Boston, 
were transferred to the City Registrar. 



RETIREMENT BOARD. 
Office, 22 City Hall. 
[Stat. 1922, Chap. 521; Stat. 1923, Chap. 381; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 249, 
250, 251; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 18, 90, 152.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Wilfred J. Doyle, Chairman. 
J. George Herlihy, Secretary. 
William F. Reagan, Executive Officer. 

THE BOARD. 

Wilfred J. Doyle. Term ends Sept. 1, 1928. 

John J. Curley {ex officio). 

J. George Herlihy. Term ends Sept. 1, 1929. 
The Boston Retirement System was established on Feb. 1, 1923, as 
provided by Chap. 521 enacted in June, 1922, and accepted by Mayor and 
City Council in August, 1922. It is administered by a board of three mem- 
bers, or the City Treasurer, ex officio, one person appointed by the Mayor, 
and the third member chosen by the other two. The compensation of the 
members is $10 each for every meeting attended, but not over $500 in any 
one year. After the original appointments, the term of each appointive 
member is four years. For particulars concerning the system, see page 138 
of this Municipal Register. 

SCHOOLHOUSE DEPARTMENT, 

Office, 1007 City Hall Annex, tenth floor. 

[Stat. 1901, Chap. 473; Stat. 1904, Chap. 376; C. C, Title V., Chap. 33, 
§ 14; Stat. 1905, Chap. 392; Stat. 1906, Chap. 259; Stat. 1907, 
Chap. 450; Stat. 1908, Chap. 524; Stat. 1909, Chap. 446; Stat. 1911, 
Chap. 540; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 337, 363; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 331, 738; 
Spec. Stat. 1916, Chap. 267; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 132; Spec. Stat. 
1919, Chaps. 199, 206; Stat. 1920, Chap. 524; Stat. 1921, Chap. 169; 
Stat. 1924, Chap. 380.] 

OFFICLA.LS. 

John II. Mahony, Chairman. 
Clarence H. Elackall, Secretary. 
J. George Herlihy, Chief Clerk. 

commissioners. 
John H. Mahony. Term ends in 1928. 

• — • — . Term ends in 1 927. 

Clarence H. Blackall. Term ends in 1926. 
This department is in charge of a board of three commissioners, ap- 
pointed by the Mayor. One commissioner is appointed in each year for a 
term of three years, beginning with June 1. The salaries of the commis" 



104 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

sioners and the ordinary expenses of the department are met by appro- 
priations of the School Committee. 

The authority and duties of the Board are those formerly conferred and 
imposed upon the City Council and the School Committee in relation to 
selecting lands for school purposes, providing temporary school accommo- 
dations, making, altering and approving designs and plans for school pur- 
poses; erecting, completing, altering, repairing, furnishing, and preparing 
yards for school buildings, and making contracts and selecting architects. 

Annual reports to the Mayor have been made since 1901, an interesting 
feature of which is the "Descriptive Schedule of Permanent School Build- 
ings," a large tabular insert showing, under 14 headings, building statistics 
of 270 or more schooLhouses. 



SINKING FUNDS DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 20 City Hall. 
[R. L., Chap. 27, § 14; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 35; C. C, Title IV., 
Chap. 9, § 5; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, § 26; Stat. 1910, Chap. 437; 
Stat. 1911, Chap. 165; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 31; Stat. 1914, Chap. 
324; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 184; Ord. 1916, Chap. 7; Ord. 1925, 
Chap. 2.1 

OfPICIAIiS. 

Edmtjnd L. Dolan, Chairman. 
Rupert S. Carven, Secretary. 
John J. Curley, Treasurer. 

COMMISSIONERS.* 

Matthew Cummings, Frederick J. Crosby. Terms end in 1928. 
William H. Slocum, Randolph C. Grew. Terms end in 1927. 
Edmund L. Dolan, Samuel Kalesky. Terms end in 1926. 

The Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds for the payment or 
redemption of the City debt consists of six members, two of whom are 
appointed annually by the Mayor for a term of three years from May 1. 
The Board has published annual reports since 1871. The amended City 
Charter, Section 26, prohibits the further establishing of sinking funds, 
but an exception was afterwards made by the Legislature regarding loans 
for Rapid Transit purposes. It also prohibits the depositing of City or 
County money in any bank of which any member of the Board of Sinking 
Funds Commissioners is an officer, director or agent. 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 65 City Hall, fifth floor. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 115; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 36; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 29; 
Stat. 1904, Chap. -381; Stat. 1909, Chap. 468; Stat. 1914, Chap. 587; 
Gen. Stat. 1916, Chap. 116; Gen. Stat. 1917, Chap. 179; Gen. Stat. 
1918, Chaps. 108, 183; Ord. 1920, Chap. 8; Ord. 1922,- Chap. 8; 
Ord. 1925, Chap. 4.] 

* The Commissioners serve without compensation. 



STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. 105 



-, Soldiers' Relief Commissioner. Term ends in 1929. 



Frederick W. Watkeys, M.D., Deputy Commissioner. 
Timothy W. Kelly, Deputy Commissioner. 

The Soldiers' Relief Department was created as a department of the 
City of Boston by Chapter 441 of the Acts of 1897, and is under the charge 
of a commissioner appointed by the Mayor. He exercises all powers and 
duties for the distribution of State and City aid to soldiers in the City of 
Boston, such as were formerly vested in the Mayor and Board of Alder- 
men. 

STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. 
Oflflce, 73 City Hall, seventh floor. 
[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 37; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 33; Ord. 1922, Chaps. 6 
and 9; Ord. 1923, Chap. 11.] 

OFFICIALS. 

James P. Balfe, Chairman. 
Edward F. O'Dowd, Secretary. 

TRUSTEES.* 

Frederic W. Rttgg. Term ends in 1930. 
Robert Dysart. Term ends in 1929. 
Francis Peabody. Term ends in 1927. 
James P. Balfe. Term ends in 1926. 



This department is in charge of a board of five members, whose duty 
it is to collect, compile and publish such statistics relating to the City 
of Boston and such statistics of other cities, for purposes of comparison, 
as they may deem of pubhc importance, also to furnish statistical informa- 
tion to the City departments and to the public on request. 

The Municipal Register has been compiled and edited annually by 
the department since 1898. The new and more comprehensive work, 
Boston Yearbook, was issued for the first time in 1924. For the past 
fourteen years the annual City Council manual, "Organization of the 
City Government," has contained a large collection of the latest statistics 
contributed by the department. The same collection has also been 
separately issued in a more elaborate form with title "Boston Statistics" 
and distributed widely. 

City Record. 
[Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 29, 30; Ord. 1922, Chap. 9.] 
In accordance with the amended City Charter of 1909, the ofl&cial weekly 
pubhcation of the City, with the title, Boston City Record, was re-estab- 
lished in that year, the size of the page, typography, etc., being similar to 
the form adopted by the Statistics Department, under whose manage- 

■ * The Trustees other than the chairman serve without compensation. 



106 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

ment the first City Record was issued during the years 1898, 1899 and 
to May 8, 1900, at which time it was discontinued. 

The paper is now issued under the direction of the Mayor, who appoints 
the editor (see p. 35) while the business details are in charge of the Secretary 
of the Statistics Dept., who is Business Agent. 



STREET LAYING-OUT DEPARTMENT. 

Main OflBce, 401 City Hall Aimex, fourth floor. 

[Gen. Laws, Chaps. 82, 83; Stat. 1870, Chap. 337; Stat. 1895, Chap. 
449, § 23; Stat. 1897, Chap. 426; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 39; Stat. 
1899, Chap. 450; Stat. 1906, Chaps. 258, 393; Stat. 1907, Chaps. 
403, 584; Stat. 1908, Chaps. 447, 519; C. C. Chap. 51; Stat. 1909, 
Chaps. 209, 486, §§ 28, 31; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 169, 415, 453, 591; 
Stat. 1912, Chaps. 338, 339, 371, 558, 661; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 263, 
432, 536, 554, 577, 680, 799; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 119, 128, 569, 641; 
Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 34; Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 176 and Spec. 
Stat., Chap. 91; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chaps. 318, 329; Spec. Stat. 1918, 
Chap. 155; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 224; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 74. 312, 
465; Stat. 1921, Chans. 191, 407; Stat. 1922, Chap. 316; Stat. 1923, 
Chap. 489; Ord. 1924, Chap. 7; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 323, 325, 333.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Thomas J. Hurley, Chairman. 
Joseph F. Sullivan, Secretary. 

BOARD OF STREET COMMISSIONERS. 

John J. O'Callaghan. Term ends in 1928. 
Thomas J. Hurley. Term ends in 1927. 
Charles T. Harding. Term ends in 1926. 

ENGINEERING DIVISION. 

William J. Sullivan, Chief Engineer. 
Arthur N. Colman, Assistant Chief Engineer. 

ASSESSMENT DIVISION. 

Charles F. Bogan, Chief. 

permit division. 
44 City Hall. 

James Celeste, Acting Chief. 

A member of the Board of Street Commissioners is appointed each 
year by the Mayor to serve for three years from the first Monday in 
January. The Board has power to lay out, relocate, alter or discontinue 
highways in the City, to order specific repairs, also, with the approval of 
the Mayor, the construction of sewers and to take for the City any lands, 
water courses and ways deemed necessary for such construction. It 
levies the betterment assessments on estates benefited by the construction 
of new sewers and new or improved highways, also awards damages for 
takings of land, and grants to landowners permission to open private 
streets. In 1895 the duties of the Board of Survey were transferred to the 



SUPPLY DEPARTMENT. 107 

Street Commissioners; in 1907 they were charged with the licensing of 
street stands for the sale of merchandise, in 1908 with the regulation of 
street traffic, and in 1913 with the authority to grant or withhold permits 
for the erection of automobile garages. The fees for these permits are : 
For erecting a public garage, $100 ; for a business garage for trucks, $100 ; 
repair shop, isolated, $5.00 ; unit group, $1.00 each unit ; private garage 
for one or two cars, $1.00, and if in excess of two cars, $1.00 more for 
each such excess. There is no annual garage fee. 

By the Amended City Charter of 1909 the jurisdiction previously 
exercised by the Board of Aldermen is vested in the Street Commissioners, 
with the written approval of the Mayor, as to the naming of streets, as 
to trees in the streets, as to permits or Licenses for special use of same, 
including the construction of coal holes, vaults, bay windows and mar- 
quees, in, under, or over the streets, also for the location of conduits, poles 
and posts and the storage of inflammables and explosives. They collect 
the annual license of $1.00 for selling and keeping gasoline. 

As authorized by Chapter 680, Acts of 1913, the Street Commissioners 
issued on AprU 9, 1914, their "Rules and Regulations Relating to Projec- 
tions on or over Public Highways.'' These rules were amended in 1915, 
as authorized by Chapter 176, General Acts of that year, the changes 
taking effect July 20. The penalty for disregard of said rules is a fine not 
exceeding five dollars for each day of negUgence after five days* notice. 

Fees for permits and each annual renewal thereof are fixed as follows: 

lUmninated signs • $1 00 

Two-foot projecting signs (not illuminated) 60 

Other projecting signs (not illuminated) 25 

Lettering on awnings 50 

Lamps, unlettered 25 

Marquees, or awnings 1 00 

Lettering or signs on marquees 1 00 

Hoisting devices 1 00 

Clocks 1 00 

Lettering in sidewalks 1 00 

Other structures 1 00 

Temporary signs on buildings for purposes of public interest No fee 

Awnings above the first story, not used for advertising No fee 

Traffic Rules. 
As provided by Chapter 447, Acts of 1908, the Street Commissioners 
were authorized to make traffic rules. The latest revision of same to 
May 1, 1925, shows 75 one-way streets, the list of which appears in "Boston 
Statistics, 1925." The rules are enforced by the Police Commissioner, 
having in charge a traffic squad of 180 men. 



SUPPLY DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 808 City Hall Annex, eighth floor. 
[Ord. 1908, Chap. 6; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 35; Ord. 1919, Chap. 6.] 

Mark L. Hersey, Superintendent. 
Charles E. Thornton, Chief Clerk. 



108 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The Superintendent of Supplies furnishes all the material, apparatus 
and other supplies required for the special use of the Public Works Depart- 
ment, and such material for other departments of the City as may be 
asked for by requisition signed by the head of such department, except 
furniture arid stationery. 

TRANSIT DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 1 Beacon street, sixth floor. 
[Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 185; Ord. 1918, Chap. 3; Ord. 1922, Chap. 1; 
Stat. 1923, Chaps. 399, 405, 480: Stat. 1924, Chaps. 120, 403, 444; 
Stat. 1925, Chaps. 52, 193, 341.] 

commissioners. 

Thomas F. Sullivan. 

Louis K. Rourke. 

Francis E. Slattery. 

Terms of all end in 1926. 

officials. 
Thomas F. Sullivan, Chairman. 
Edward F. Condon, Secretary. 
Ernest R. Springer, Chief Engineer. 

This department was established to exercise the powers and perform 
the duties formerly in charge of the Boston Transit Commission, whose 
official existence terminated July 1, 1918. 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 

Office, City HaU, Rooms 21 and 22, first floor. 
[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 40; Stat. 1908, Chap. 210; Ord. 1908, Chap. 4; 
C. C. Title IV., Chap. 9; Stat. 1911, Chap. 413; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 
367, 672, 788; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 36; Stat. 1920, Chap. 140; Ord. 
1920, Chap. 12; Ord. 1921, Chaps. 1 and 2; Stat. 1922, Chap. 521; 
Ord. 1925, Chap. 2.] 

John J. Curley, City Treasurer. Term ends in 1925. 
Edward F. McAdams, Cashier and Acting Treasurer in the absence of the 
Treasurer. 

The City Treasurer has the care and custody of the current funds of 
the City, of all moneys, properties and securities placed in his charge 
by any statute or ordinance, or by any gift, devise, bequest, or deposit, 
and pays all bills and demands against the City. 

The City Treasurer is also County Treasurer and Treasurer of the 
Sinking Funds Dept. He publishes reports yearly, also monthly statements. 



WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPARTMENT. 109 

VESSELS AND BALLAST DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 173 Sumner street, East Boston. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 102, §§ 6-13; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 41; Rev. Ord. 

1914, Chap. 39.] 

Cornelius J. Donovan, Chief Weigher. Appointed annually. 

This department is under the charge of the Weighers of Vessels and 
Ballast, two in number, one of whom is designated by the Mayor as chief. 
They receive the fees, after payment of expenses, as compensation for 
their services. 



WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 106 City Hall Annex, first floor. 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 98, §§ 34-55; Stat. 1882, Chap. 42; Rev. Ord. 1898, 
Chap. 43; Stat. 1909, Chap. 382; Stat. 1910, Chap. 209; Stat. 1913, 
Chap. 503; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 346, 379, 452; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 37; 
Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 253; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chap. 120; Gen. Stat. 
1919, Chaps. 91, 128; Ord. 1919, Chap. 1; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 259, 369; 
Ord. 1923, Chap. 4.] 

James A. Sweeney, Sealer. 

Walter L. Finigan, Chief Clerk. 

Deputy Sealers. — Charles E. Walsh, Louis Hertgen, Benjamin P» 

Hutchinson, Thomas A. Kelley, Fred A. Thissell, John A. 

Gargan, John J. Martin, William D. Fay, Martin J. Travers, 

Edward J. McManus, Francis A. Trayers and Lawrence J. 

Lewis. Philip F. Leonard, Mechanician. 

This department is in charge of the Sealer. 

The standards in use are supplied by the Commonwealth and are deter- 
mined by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Washington, D. C. 
The office was authorized by the statute of February 26, 1800. Annual 
reports have been published since 1868. By Chapter 382, Acts of 1909, all 
principal and assistant sealers are included within the classified civil service. 



Nonexecutive Departments, 

Etc. 



(Outside Mayor's Control. 



112 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE 
OFFICERS. 



The following table shows the manner in which public officers, other 
than the regular City department heads, are appointed or elected as pre- 
scribed by statute, ordinance, or regulation, the time of appointment or 
election, the term of office, and the salarj-, if any, of each officer. Appoint- 
ments by the Mayor marked with a * are subject to approval bj'^ the State 
Civil Service Commission; those marked with a t are confirmed by the 
City Council: 



Officers. 


How- 
Created. 


Appointed ok 
Elected. 


Term. 


Salary. 


















By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 




Art Commission* (five) . . . 


Statute. 


Mayor .... 


Annually 
one. 


May 1 . . 


5 yrs.. 


None. 


Board of Appeal* (five) . . . 


u 


n 


« 


Aug. 1 . . 


5 " . 


B 


Boston and Cambridge 
Bridges Commiss'n (two) . 


ti 


11 








None. 












County Officers|g^gppjj7 
Court Officers. J '^^'^■ 














Finance Commission (five). 


u 


Governor a 


Annually 
one. 




5 " . 


c 


Franklin Foundation 


u 


Supreme 
Court. 


E 






None. 


(twelve Managers). 








Licensing Board (three) . . . 


u 


Governor a 


Biennially 
one. 




6 " . 


$3,500 D 


Loan Assoc'n, Working- 
men's, one Director. 


li 


Mayor .... 


Annually. . 


3d Thu. 
in Apr. 


lyr... 


None. 



A With the advice and consent of the Exec. Council. 
B Salary $10 per day, not to exceed $1,000 per yr. 
c Chairman, $5,000; other members none. 
D Chairman, $500 additional. 
E As vacancies occur. 



VARIOUS OFFICERS. 



113 





How 
Created. 


Appointed ob 
Elected. 


Term. 


Salabt. 


















By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 




Loan Comp'y? Chattel, 
one Director. 


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Mayor 


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Loan Comp'y, Collateral, 
one Director. 


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in Dec. 


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Managers). 


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elected. 


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$5,000 


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8,000 








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1st Mon. 
in Jan'y 


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Health 
Dept. 

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May 1 . . 
" 1.. 


1 yr. . 

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Constables 


Fees. 


Fence- viewers t 


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straw, hme, petroleum, 
etc. 


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Gaugers of Uquid meas- 
ures. 


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bark. 


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scales. 


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* With the advice and consent of the Executive Council. 

t Confirmed by City Council. 

+ Two inspectors in the Building Dept. act as Fence- viewers. 



114 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE 
OFFICERS, DEPARTMENTS, COMMIS- 
SIONS, COURTS, ETC. 



ART DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 1001 City Hall Annex. 

[Stat. 1898, Chap. 410; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 4; C. C. Title IV., Chap. 11; 

Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 87.] 

OFFICIALS. 

John Harleston Parker, Chairman. 
Henrt Forbes Bigelow, Secretary. 

COMMISSIONERS. * 

George H. Edgell, named by the Boston Society of Architects. Term 
ends in 1930. 

Charles D. Maginnis, named by the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. Term ends in 1929. 

Philip S. Sears, named by Trustees of Museum of Fine Arts. Term 
ends in 1928. 

Henry Forbes Bigelow, named by the Boston Art Club. Term ends in 
1927. 

John Harleston Parker, named by the Trustees of the PubUc Library. 
Term ends in 1926. 

The Art Department, estabUshed in 1898, is in charge of five commis- 
sioners, who are appointed by the Mayor. Each of the following-named 
bodies, namely, the Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Trustees of 
the Boston Public Library, the Trustees of the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology, the Boston Art Club, and the Boston Society of Architects, 
submits a Ust of three persons to the Mayor; and the Mayor appoints 
one person as Art Commissioner from each of the lists so submitted. 
Whenever the term of a member of the Board expires, the Mayor appoints 
his successor from a list selected by the body which made the original 
selection, as aforesaid. The Board may appoint a secretary outside of its 
own membership, who serves without compensation. 

No work of art can become the property of the City without the 
approval of the Art Department, which may also be requested by the 

* The Commissioners serve without compensation. 



BOARD OF APPEAL. 115 

Mayor or the City Council to pass upon the design of any municipal 
building, bridge, approach, lamp, ornamental gate or fence, or other 
structure to be erected upon land belonging to the City. Moreover, aU 
contracts or orders for the execution of any painting, monument, statue, 
bust, bas-reUef, or other sculpture for the City shall be made by said Board, 
acting by a majority of its members, subject to the approval of the Mayor. 
By Chap. 87, Special Acts of 1919, all works of art owned by the City 
were placed under the exclusive control of the Art Commissioners. 



BOARD OF APPEAL. 

Office, 804 City Hall Annex, eighth floor. 

[Stat. 1907, Chap. 550, §§ 6, 7; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 13, § 6; Stat. 1910, 
Chap. 631; Stat. 1920, Chap. 440; Stat. 1924, Chap. 488; Stat. 
1925, Chap. 219.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Walter S. Gerry, Chairman. 
Hubert G. Ripley, Secretary. 

THE BOARD. 

George S. Parker. Term ends in 1930. 
James H. Fitzpatrick. Term ends in 1929. 
Hubert G. Ripley. Term ends in 1928. 
James A. McElaney. Term ends in 1927. 
Walter S. Gerry. Term ends in 1926. 

The Board consists of five members, one appointed each year by the 
Mayor from two candidates nominated in successive years by the follow- 
ing organizations respectively: Real Estate Exchange and Auction Board, 
Massachusetts Real Estate Exchange, Boston Society of Architects, 
Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Master Builders' Association, Con- 
tractors' and Builders' Association, and Building Trades Council of the 
Boston Central Labor Union; also one member of the Mayor's own selec- 
tion. The term of office is five years. Each member is paid $10 per 
day for actual service, but not more than SI, 000 in any one year. 

Any applicant for a permit from the Building Commissioner whose 
application has been refused may appeal therefrom within ninety days, 
and a person who has been ordered by the Commissioner to incur any 
expense may, within ten days after receiving such order, appeal to the 
Board of Appeal by giving notice in writing to the Commissioner. All 
cases of appeal are settled by this Board, after a hearing. Permits to 
restore damage by fire can only be issued with the approval of the Board. 

Appeal may also be made to this Board from certain requirements of 
the Commissioner of Wires. 



116 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

BOSTON AND CAMBRIDGE BRIDGES COMMISSION. 

Office, 506 City HaU Annex, fifth floor. 

[Stat. 1870, Chaps. 300, 302; Stat. 1898, Chap. 467, § 14; Ord. 1906, 
Chap. 1; C. C, Chap. 35, §§ 2, 4, and 5; Stat. 1912, Chap. 92.] 

Joseph A. Rourke, Commissioner for Boston. 
Francis J. Smith, Commissioner for Cambridge. 
John J. O'Neil, Secretary. 

This Commission was established in 1870, to have charge of the mainte- 
nance of the West Boston, Canal or Craigie's, and the Prison Point bridges. 
In 1892 the Harvard bridge was placed in their charge. The powers of 
the Commission were greatly enlarged in 1898 when aU bridges and draws 
between the two cities were placed in their charge. The expense of 
maintenance is borne equally by the City of Boston and the City of Cam- 
bridge. The two Commissioners are appointed by the Mayors of Boston 
and Cambridge respectively. The Commissioner for Boston, who serves 
without pay, is the Commissioner of Public Works. 

BRIDGES IN CHARGE OF THE COMMISSIONERS.*^ 

Anderson Bridge, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

Brookline street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

Cambridge, from Boston to Cambridge. 

Cambridge street-River street, from Brighton to Cambridge. 

Harvard, from Boston to Cambridge. 

Prison Poi^t, from CharlestowTi to Cambridge. 

Western avenue, from Brighton to Cambridge. 



BOSTON FINANCE COMMISSION. 

Office, 11 Beacon Street. 

[Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 17-21; Stat. 1921, Chap. 81; Stat. 1924, 

Chap. 369; Stat. 1925, Chap. 333.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Charles L. Carr, Chairman. 

Guy C. Emerson, Consulting Engineer. 

John C. L. Dowling, Counsel and Acting Secretary. 

COMMISSIONERS. 

Charles L. Carr. Term ends in 1930. 

. Term ends in 1929. 

Joseph A. Sheehan. Term ends in 1928. 
CoTJRTENAT GuiLD. Term ends in 1927. 
John F. Moors. Term ends in 1926. 

* AU of the bridges named in this Hst are over navigable waters. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 117 

The Finance Commission is constituted under the Amended Charter of 
1909. It consists of five commissioners appointed by the Governor and 
confirmed by the Executive Council, the term of each being five years. 
The chairman of the Commission is named by the Governor. The members 
of the Commission, other than the chairman, serve -wdthout pay. 

It is the duty of the Commission to investigate, at its discretion, all 
matters relating to appropriations, loans, expenditures, accounts and 
methods of administration affecting the City of Boston or the Coxmty 
of Suffolk, or any of their departments, and to report upon its investi- 
gations from time to time to the Mayor, the City Council, the Governor 
or the General Court. 

The Commission is required to make an annual report, in January, to 
the General Court. It is also the duty of the Commission to report to 
the Mayor, the City Auditor or the City Treasurer as to the validity or 
proper amount of any doubtful pay-roll, bill or claim referred to it by them. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 
County Commissioners for the County of Suffolk. — • The City Council of 
Boston. 

County Auditor. — Rupert S. Carven. 

County Treasurer. — John J. Curley. 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY. 

Room 218, Court House. 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 12, sec. 12, etc.; Stat. 1910, Chaps. 373, 439; Stat. 
1912, Chap. 576; Stat. 1913, Chap. 602; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 269; 
Stat. 1920, Chap. 451; Stat. 1922, Chap. 277; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 398, 
485.] 

District Attorney. — Thomas C. O'Brien. Elected by the people in 1922 

for term of four years ending January, 1927. 
Assistant. — Maurice Caro. » " 

Assistant. — Frank S. Deland. 
Assistant. — George Alpert. 
Assistant. — Robert E. McGuire. 
Assistant. — Joseph J. Leonard. 
Assistant. — Vincent Garro. 

LAND COURT. 

Room 408, Court House. 
Judge. — Charles Thornton Davis. Appointed by the Governor. 
Associate Judge. — Joseph J. Corbett. Appointed by the Governor. 

Note. — 'The District Attorney appomts six permanent assistants. 
All are paid by the State. 



118 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Associate Judge. — Clarence C. Smith. Appointed by the Governor. 
Recorder. — Charles A. Southworth. Appointed by the Governor for 
term of five years ending in 1928. 

INDEX COMMISSIONERS. 

Commissioners. — Samuel T. Harris, term ends in 1926. Ralph W. E. 
Hopper, term ends in 1927. Ira C. Hersey, term ends in 1928. 

Clerk.— William J. Kurth. 

Appointed in March, one each year, by a majority of the Justices of 
the Superior Court for the County of Suffolk for a term of three years, 
beginning April 1, and serve without pay. 

REGISTER OF DEEDS. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 36; Stat. 1895, Chap. 493; Stat. 1904, Chap. 452; Stat. 

1910, Chap. 373; Stat. 1913, Chap. 737; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 269; 

Stat. 1920, Chap. 495.] 
Register of Deeds. — W. T. A. Fitzgerald. Elected by the people in 1922. 

Term ends in January, 1929. The Register is ex officio Assistant 

Recorder of the Land Court. 
First Assistant Register. — John J. Attridge. Appointed by the Register 
Second Assistant Register. — John W. Johnson. Appointed by the Register. 

SHERIFF AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 37; Stat. 1910, Chap. 373; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 269; 
Stat. 1922, Chap. 525.] 

Sheriff. — John A. Keliher. Elected by the people, November 2, 1920. 
Term ends in January, 1927. As Jailer he receives additional com- 
pensation. 

Deputy Sheriffs for Service of Writs. — Daniel A. Whelton, Henry G. 
Gallagher, Richard F. Sweeney, Edmund P. Kelly, John J. Casey, 
James P. KeUher, Thomas J. Wilson. Paid by fees. 

Deputy Sheriffs for Court Duty. — ■ William J. Leonard, Chief Deputy Sheriff. 
Peter McCann, Wilham A. McDevitt, Richard J. Murray, Oscar L. 
Strout, Willard W. Hibbard, Andrew J. Crotty, Frank C. Pierce, Jere- 
miah J. McCarthy, John A. Finley, John F. Glynn, Thomas F. Lally. 

All debts and expenses of the Coimty of Suffolk are borne by the City of 
Boston, unless otherwise specified. 

COURT OFFICERS AND ASSISTANTS. 

Offices in Court House, Pemberton square, except as otherwise specified. 
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. 

Clerk for the Commonwealth. — Walter F. Frederick. Appointed by the 

Court. 
Clerk for the County of Suffolk. — John F. Cronin. Elected by the people 

in 1922. Term ends in January, 1929. 



COURT OFFICERS, ETC. 119 

Assistant Clerks. — John H. Flynn, Joseph Riley. 

Reporter of Decisions. — Ethelbert V. Grabill. Appointed by Governor. 

SUPERIOR COURT FOR CIVIL BUSINESS. 

CTer/c— Francis A. Campbell. Elected by the people in 1922. Term 

ends in January, 1929. 
Assistant Clerk in Equity. — Henry E. Bellew. 
Assistant Clerks. — Edmund S. Phinney, George E. Kimball, Allen H. 

Bearse, George A. Scheele, Flourence J. Mahoney, Charles J. Hart, 

Francis P. Ewing, James F. McDermott, Frank H. Hallett, John L. 

Maccubbin, Michael E. Leen, Albert E. Macdonald, D. Pulsifer 

Colville. 



SUPERIOR COURT FOR CRIMINAL BUSINESS. 

CZerA;.— John P. Manning. Elected by the people in 1922. Term ends 

in January, 1929. 
Assistant Clerks. — John R. Campbell, Julian Seriack, John P. Manning, 

Jr., and Walter A. Murray. 

COURT OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 217; Stat. 1904, Chap. 455; Stat. 1910, Chap. 374; 
Stat. 1912, Chap. 585; Stat. 1913, Chap. 791; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 
269; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 486, 487; Stat. 1922, Chap. 532.] 

Judge. — Arthur W. Dolan. 

Judge. — William M. Prest. 

Register. — Arthur W. SulUvan. 

First Assistant Register. — John R. Nichols. 

Second Assistant Register. — Clara L. Power. 

The Judges of Probate are appointed by the Governor. They and the 
three other officials of this Court are paid by the State. 

MUNICIPAL COURT OP BOSTON. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 218; Stat. 1907, Chap. 179; Stat. 1908, Chap. 191; Stat. 
1909, Chaps. 386, 434; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 231, 469, § 5; Stat. 1912, 
Chaps. 648, 649, 660, 672; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 289, 430, 612, 716, 748; 
Stat. 1914, Chaps. 35, 409; Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 166; Gen. Stat. 1916, 
Chaps. 69, 71, 109, 195, 261, 263; Gen. Stat. 1917, Chaps. 262, 330; 
Gen. Stat. 1918, Chap. 25a; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 553, 614; Stat. 1921, 
Chap. 284; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 309, 399, 532.] 

Chief Justice. — Wilfred Bolster. 



120 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Associute Justices. — John H. Burke, James P. Parmenter, William Sulli- 
van, Michael J. Murray, John Duff, Michael J. Creed, Thomas H. 
Dowd, Joseph T. Zottoli. 

All judges appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the 
Executive Coimcil. 

Special Justices. — John A. Bennett, Abraham K. Cohen, John G. Brackett, 
Joseph A. Sheehan. 

Terms of the Court. 
For Civil Business. — Every Saturday at 9 A. M., for trial of civil 
causes not exceeding $2,000. 

Ckrk. — William F. Donovan. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerks. — Warren C. Travis, Clesson S. Curtice, Volney D. 
Caldwell, Michael F. Hart, Arthur W. Ashenden, James F. Tobin, 
Louis B. Torrey, Frederick J. Dillon. 

For Criminal Business. — Every day in the week (Sundays and legal 
holidays excepted) at 9 A. M., for the trial of criminal causes. 

Clerk. — Edward J. Lord. Appointed by the Governor. 

Assistant Clerks. — Harvey B. Hudson, Charles T. Willock, James G. 
Milward, Francis S. A. Hanley, George A. Savage, Paul W. Carey, 
James F. Hardy, Edward A. Chalmers. Appointed by the Clerk of 
the Court with the approval of the Justices. 

municipal court, BRIGHTON DISTRICT. 

Cambridge street, comer of Henshaw street. 

Justice. — Thomas H. Connelly. 

Special Justices. — Robert W. Frost and Harry C. Fabyan. 

Clerk. — ■ Daniel F. Cunningham. Appointed by the Governor. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 

New Municipal Building, City square. 

Justice. — Charles S. SuUivan. 

Special Justices. — • Willis W. Stover and Joseph E. Donovan. 

Clerk. — Mark E. Smith. Appointed by the Governor. 

Assistant Clerk. — James J. MuUen, Jr. 

Second Assistant Clerk. — Thomas F. Fitzpatrick. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 

Adams street, corner of Arcadia street. 
Justice. — Joseph R. ChurchiU. 

Special Justices. — Michael H. Sullivan and William F. Merritt. 
Clerk. — Alpheus Sanford. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — Frederick E. Simmons. 



COURT OFFICERS, ETC. 121 

BAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT. 

Court House, corner of Meridian and Paris streets, East Boston. 

Justice. — Joseph H. Barnes. 

Special Justices. — Charles J. Brown and Patrick J. Lane. 

Clerk. — John S. C. Nicholls. Appointed by the Governor. 

Assistant Clerk. — Samuel Maylor, Jr. 

Second Assistant Clerk. — Grace M. DaUon. 

MTJNICIPAI, COURT, ROXBURT DISTRICT. 

Court House, Roxbury street. 
Justice. — Albert F. Hayden. 

Special Justices. — Joseph N. Palmer and Tim.othy J. Ahern. 
Clerk. — Maurice J. O'Connell. Appointed by the Governor 
First Assistant Clerk. — Fred E. Cruff. 
Second Assistant Clerk. — Henry F. Ryder. 
Third Assistant Clerk. — Charles A. Moore. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT. 

New Municipal Building, East Broadway. 

Justice. — Edward L. Logan. 

Special Justices. — Josiah S. Dean, William J. Day. 
Clerk. — Adrian B. Smith. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — Harry W. Park. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, WEST ROXBURY DISTRICT, INCL. HTDE PARK. 

Court House (new), Morton street, Forest Hills. 
Justice. — John Perrins. 

Special Justices. — J. Albert Brackett, Bert E. Holland. 
Clerk. — George B. Stebbins. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — Sidney T. Knott. 
Second Assistant Clerk. — Caroline M. Adams. 

BOSTON JUVENILE COURT. 

Room 127, Court House. 

[Chap. 334, Acts of 1903; Chap. 489, Acts of 1906; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 
255; Stat. 1922, Chap. 399.] 

Justice. — Frederick P. Cabot. 

Special Justices. — Frank Leveroni, Philip Rubenstein. 

Clerk.— Charles W. M. Williams. 

Chapter 489 of the Acts of 1906, establishing a court to be known as 
the Boston Juvenile Court for the "Care, Custody and DiscipUne of Juvenile 



122 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Offenders," provides for the transfer to said court of the jurisdictions, 
authority and powers hitherto vested in the Municipal Court of Boston, 
under Chapter 334 of the Acts of 1903. The act took effect September 1, 
1906. 

The Justice, Special Justices and Clerk of this Court are appointed by 
the Governor. The Justice of the court is empowered to appoint two 
probation officers, and so many assistant probation officers as he may deem 
necessary. 

Probation Officers. 

[Stat. 1891, Chap. 356; Stat. 1892, Chaps. 242, 276; Stat. 1897, Chap. 266; 
Stat. 1910, Chap. 332; Stat. 1913, Chap. 612; Stat. 1914, Chap. 491; 
Gen. Stat. 1917, Chap. 135.] 

These officers are appointed by the judges of the respective criminal 
courts to ascertain all facts relating to the offenders brought before the 
courts. In the performance of their official duties they have all the powers 
of police officers. 

BOSTON MUNICIPAL COURT. 

Chief Probation Officer. — Albert J. Sargent. 

Medical Director. — C. Edouard Sandoz, M. D. 

Assistant Medical Director. — Margaret C. Desmond, M. D. 

Assistant Probation Officeis. — Francis A. Dudley, Albert J. Fovv'le, Francis 
A. McCarthy, Frank E. Hawkes, James H. Knight, Eugene J. Calla- 
nan, Edward F. Coughlin, Frank L. Warren, William J. Joyce, 
Edward J. Bromberg, John P. Bogan, Jr., George J. McDonnell, 
Thomas G. Davis, Thomas F. Teehan, Oswald J. McCourt. Also 
the following women: Mary L. Brinn, Ehzabeth A. Lee, Margaret H. 
Markham, Alfretta P. McCiure, Theresa C. Dowhng, Ethel Wood, 
Annie M. Kennedy, Alice D. Keating, Eleanor F. Holland, Bessie G. 
Kaufman. 

Juvenile Court. — John B. O'Hare, Walter C. Bell, Edward J. O'Mara, 
May A. Burke. 

BRANCH MUNICIPAL COURTS AND EAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT. 

Brighton. — Edward J. Drummond. Charlestown. — James D. Coady, 
Mrs. EUena M. Foley, William E. Carney. Dorchester. — Reginald H. 
Mair. East Boston. — Dennis J. Kelleher, Fredeiick L. O'Brien. Roxbury. — 
Joseph H. Keen, Ulysses G. Varney, Edward A. Fallon (for children), 
Matthew M. Leary, John L. Letzing, Thomas Grieve, Mrs. Celia S. 
Lappen, Mrs. Marian A. Boyd. South Boston. — Clayton H. Parmelee, 
Ellen McGurty, James F. Gleason. West Roxbury. — Frank B. Skelton, 
Thomas H. Staples (for children). 



MEDICAL EXAMINERS. 123 

SUPERIOR COURT. 

Chief Probation Officer. — Henry C. McKenna. 

James F. Wise, John J. Barter, Joseph A. McManus, Arthur R. Towle, 
WilHam A. Maloney, Edward A. Griflfin, James E. Donovan, Harry 
Keenan, AHce M. Power, Ellen L. Cunniff, Mary A. Robinson, Marion 
S. Elanders, Mary F. McManus. 



PENAL INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 805 City Hall Annex. 

[Ord. 1924, Chap. 9.] 

Philip A. Chapman, Commissioner. 

By Chap. 9, Ordinances of 1924, the control and management of the 
House of Correction and Deer Island was transferred from the Institutions 
Commissioner to a new official, viz., the Penal Institutions Commissioner. 
This executive and administrative head of the newly established Penal 
Institutions Department was empowered to organize it according as 
deemed necessary for its proper conduct. 

CHIEF PENAL OFFICER. 

James L. Malloy, Master of House of Correction, Deer Island. 

This institution dates from 1902 and now includes a group of buildings 
valued at $1,467,600. The peisons confined there in 1924 numbered 
3,613, all men (except a few boys) who were kept busy at farming or in 
making shoes, clothing, etc. Number discharged in year, 2,917; maximum 
daily population, 662, in month of November. 



MEDICAL EXAMINERS FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 38; Stat. 1908, Chap. 424; Stat. 1909, Chap. 273; Stat. 
1911, Chaps. 252, 274; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 466, 631; Gen. Stat. 1916, 
Chap. 114; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 216; Stat. 1920, Chap. 188.] 

The County is divided into two medical districts. Northern and South- 
em, by a Une beginning at the junction of the Brookline line with Hunt- 
ington avenue; thence through Huntington avenue and Fencourt; thence 
through middle of Fens, through Boylston, Berkeley and Providence 
streets. Park square, Boylston and Essex streets, Atlantic avenue and 
Summer street to Fort Point Channel; thence through said channel 
Dover street, Dorchester avenue, Dorchester street, East Fourth and G 
streets to the harbor. 

Medical Examiners. — Northern District, George B. Magrath, M. D., 274 
Boylston street. Term ends in 1929. Southern District, Timothy 
Leary, M. D., 44 Burroughs street, Jamaica Plain. Term ends m 
1931. 



124 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Associate Medical Examiners. — -WiUiam H. Walters, M. D., 109 Mt. 
Vernon street, for Southern District. Term ends in 1931. WiUiam 
J. Brickley, M. D., 496 Commonwealth avenue, for Northern Dis- 
trict. Term ends in 1927. 
All are appointed by the Governor for a term of seven years. 
Location of Northern District Mortuary, 18 North Grove street; 
Southern District, on City Hospital grounds. 



FRANKLIN FOUNDATION. 
[Stat. 1905, Chap. 488; Stat. 1908, Chap. 569; C. C, Chap. 48, § 5.] 

MEMBERS OF THE CORPORATION AND MANAGERS OF THE 
FRANKLIN FUND. 

Nathan Matthews, President. 
John A. Sullivan, Vice President. 
Rev. C. E. Park, Secretary. 
James J. Storrow, Treasurer. 

managers.* 

James M. Curlet, Mayor of Boston, ex officio. 

Rev. Charles E. Park (Congregational minister) ex officio. 

Rev. William H. Dewart (Episcopalian minister), ex officio. 

Rev. Donald C. MacGuire (Presbyterian minister), ex officio. 

Nathan Matthews, John A. Sullivan, David A. Ellis, Louis K. 
RouRKE, James J. Storrow, Charles R. Gow, Everett Morss, 
J. Frank O'Hare. Appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court. 

Franklin Union, corner Appleton and Berkeley streets. 
Walter B. Russell, Director. 

The Franklin Foundation is incorporated under Chapter 569 of the 
Acts of 1908, a board of twelve citizens being named therein as Managers 
of the Franklin Fund and having the standing ot a City department with 
the object of maintaining the FrankUn Union as an independent industrial 
school for adults. 

The Franklin Fund is the proceeds of a bequest of one thousand poimds 
to "the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston in Massachusetts" made by 
Benjamin Franklin, in a codicil to his will dated June 23, 1789. The 
codicil provided that the fund "if accepted by the inhabitants of the 
Town of Boston" be managed "under the direction of the Selectmen, 
united with the Minister of the oldest Episcopalian, Congregational, and 
Presbyterian Churches in that Town," who were to make loans on certain 
conditions to "young married artificers under the age of twenty-five 
years." 

Dr. Franklin, who died April 17, 1790, calculated that, in one hundred 
years, the thousand pounds would grow to £131,000, "of which," he says, 
"I would have the managers then lay out at their discretion £100,000 

* The Managers serve without compensation. 



FRANKLIN FOUNDATION. 125 

in Public Works which may be judged of most general utility to the 
Inhabitants. The remaining £31,000, I would have continued to be let 
out on interest for another hundred years. At the end of this second 
term, if no unfortunate accident has prevented the operation, the sum 
will be £4,061,000, of which I leave £1,061,000 to the Town of Boston, 
and £3,000,000 to the disposition of the Government of the State, not 
presuming to carry my views farther." The Town accepted the donation 
at a Town Meeting held June 1, 1790. 

A futile suit brought by the Franklin heirs in 1891 prevented the division 
of the fund at the expiration of one hundred years; but on January 17, 
1894, by direction of the three ministers and the Board of Aldermen of 
the City, which board claimed to be the successors of the "Selectmen," 
$329,300.48 (iff of the fund) was paid to the City Treasurer, for "the 
purchase of land and the erection thereon of the Franklin Trades School 
and for the equipment of the same." Owing to a series of complications 
the money remained in the custody of the Treasurer. Mayor CoUins, 
in 1902, caused a petition of the City to be filed in the Supreme Court, 
prajTug for instructions as to the authority of the persons then acting as 
Managers of the fund. The Court rendered an opinion November 25, 
1903 (184 Mass. 373, page 43), to the effect that the three ministers were 
Managers of the fimd under Franklin's wiU, but that the Aldermen did 
not succeed the "Selectmen" as Managers and had no powers with refer- 
ence to it. The Court, under its general power to care for public chari- 
table funds, appointed, on March 16, 1904, a Board of Managers to take 
the place of the "Selectmen," and provided in the decree of the Court, 
that the Mayor of Boston should be one, ex officio. 

On December 2, 1905, the City Treasurer received from Mr. Andrew 
Carnegie $408,396.48, said sum being equal to the amount of the Franklin 
Fund in August, 1904, which Mr. Carnegie agreed to duplicate. Only the 
annual income from this fund is used. 

On January 31, 1907, the amount of the "accumulated" fund available 
for expenditure by the Managers was $438,741.89, and in that year the 
Frankhn Union Building was erected at the corner of Appleton and Berk- 
eley streets. It was opened for the use of the Franklin Trades School, 
or Franklin Union as it is now called, in September, 1908. This is main- 
tained partly by tuition fees, rents, etc., $118,353 total in year 1924, 
including the income from the above mentioned Franklin Fund {%. e., the 
Andrew Carnegie Donation), which fund amounted to $462,396 on January 
31, 1925. The building contains 24 classrooms and 6 draughting rooms, 
where 1,833 adult students received instruction at evening sessions during 
the year 1924, the fees ranging from $4 to $15. There is also a technical 
and scientific library, and a large hall with a seating capacity of 1,000. 
The building with equipment cost $402,718. The site, containing about 
16,000 square feet, was purchased in 1906 for $100,000, a 20-year loan 
being issued to cover same. 

The Franklin Accumulating Fund, which will become available in 1991, 
amounted on January 31, 1925, to $373,232. 



126 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

LICENSING BOARD. 
OflBce, 1 Beacon Street, Eighth Floor. 
[Stat. 1906, Chaps. 291, 395; Stat. 1907, Chap. 214; Stat. 1909, Chaps. 
387, 423; C. C. Chap. 55; Stat. 1910, Chaps. 383 and 476; Stat. 1911, 
Chap. 83; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 451, 715; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 313; 
Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. 145; Gen. Stat. 1918, Chaps. 64, 259; Gen. 
Stat. 1919, Chaps. 10, 99; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 47, 191, 216; Stat. 1922, 
Chaps. 285, 392, 427, 485.] 

OFFICIALS. 

David T. Montague, Chairman. 
Louis Epple, Secretary. 

THE BOARD. 

Mart E. Driscoll. Term ends m 1930. 
Arthur J. Selfridge. Term ends in 1928. 
David T. Montague. Term ends in 1926. 

The Licensing Board for the City of Boston, established in 1906, con- 
sists of three members, appointed by the Governor, with the advice and 
consent of the Council. The members must be citizens of Boston who 
have resided in the City for at least two years preceding the date of their 
appointment. The two principal pohtical parties must be represented 
and the term of the members is fixed at six years; after the first appoint- 
ments, one member retiring every two years. The Board was created to 
exercise all the powers and perform all the duties conferred upon the Board 
of Police of the City of Boston relative to intoxicating Hquors, also as to 
innholders and common victuallers. In 1909 they took charge of licensing 
the sale of ice cream, fruit, soda water and confectionery on Sunday. 

Licenses for the selling, renting or leasing of firearms are now issued by 
this board instead of by the City Clerk. The annual fee estabUshed for 
such licenses is $5.00. It also has charge of the Ucensing of picnic groves, 
skating rinks, intelligence offices, billiard tables and bowUng alleys,, 
formerly attended to by the Police Dept. 



CONSTABLES. 
Term Mat 1, 1925, to Mat 1, 1926. 
Appointed annually by Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City 
Coimcil, for one year beginning with the first day of May, and paid by fees 
fixed by law. 

(Alphabetical Lists.) 

Constables. — [General Laws, Chap. 262, Sec. 8.] The following give 
bond in $3,000 and are therefore authorized to serve civil process: 
Charles E. Ahem, Chester A. Bailey, Carleton N. Baker, David Belson, 
Joseph W. Bennett, Carl B. Berg, Morris Berkman, George W. Bloom- 
berg, George A. Borofsld, John H. Brady, Thomas A. BranneUy, Thomas 
F. Brett, Charles B. Broad, George W. Brooker, Warren A. Brown. 



CONSTABLES 127 

John J. Buckley, Louis Budd, John J. Cadigan, Sherman H. Calder- 
wood, Thomas Cannizzaro, Atlante Campagna, James Arthur Canton, 
Daniel B. Carmody, Thomas C. Carr, William E. Castaldo, Matthew 
W. Chait, Morris Chalfin, Albert G. Chfford, William K. Coburn, 
Ttomas F. Coffey, Jr., William F. Cogan, Hyman Collier, William A. 
CoUupy, William S. Cooper, Samuel H. Cox, Charles Cunio, James B. 
Gushing,' Joseph P. Cutter, William Davis, Barney DeLuca, Paul Y. 
DiCicco, Saverio DiDonato, Patrick M. Donahoe, Thomas J. Don- 
nellon, George G. Drew, Michael S. Drew, Arthur W. Duffy, Louis Ebb, 
Frank R. Farrell, Thomas Fee, Edward J. Feeley, Levi P. Fernald, 
Richard F. Field, Kallman Fishtine, John H. French, Harris Friedberg, 
Paul R. Gast, George L. Gilbert, James W. Gilmore, Louis Goldberg, 
Samuel Goldkrand, Samuel Goldmeer, Henry A. Goldsmith, Edmund 
C. Grady, Sears H. Grant, Salvatore Grassa, George W. Green, Harry 
Greenbaum, William C. Gregory, Joseph Guttentag, Charles F. Hale, 
St. Claire E. Hale, John F. Halligan, Joseph Hana, Charles F. Hanson, 
John D. Hayes, Joseph H. Hughes, Walter Isidor, Charles H. Jackson, 
Benjamin Kaplan, David Keller, Joseph F. Kelly, William H. Kenney, 
Ihomas J. Kilhan, Clarence H. Knowlton, Bronis Kontrim, Abraham 
Krinsky, William J. Lally, Antonio Laureana, Leopold Lepore, Saul B. 
Levitan, John J. Levy, Julius London, Joseph G. Luke, Robert E. 
Lynch, Salvatore Maffei, Bernard H. Magee, Samuel Mandelstam, 
Henry W. McGuire, Murdock McLellan, Joseph A. McMorrow, Edson 
T. Miner, Patrick J. Monahan, Emery D. Morgan, Andrew W. Murphy, 
James H. Neville, Michael W. Ober, Florence F. O'Donoghue, Joseph 
J. O'Mara, William I. Paine, Corrado Palladino, Hector Palladino, 
Mark E. Pearlmutter, Philip S. Phillips, Benjamin F. Powell, William 
J. Pritchard, Robert Reid, Davis Reinherz, St. Claire H. Richardson, 
Wilham B. Santosuosso, Herbert D. Sawyer, Barnet Serkin, Samuel 
Shain, Frank Shaw, John P. Shepard, Joseph P. Silsby, Abraham S. 
Singer, Henry J. D. Small, William J. Sullivan, Benjamin J. Tackeff, 
Walter R. Tarbett, Francis J. Tobin, Joseph M. Torr, Fred G. Trask, 
James S. Tremblay, Jeremiah A. Twomey, Roman J. Vasil, John J. 
Walsh, Harry A. Webber, John F. Welch, Martin Welch, Richard W. 
Whipple, Frank Yennaco, Maurice Zeeman. 

Constables Connected with Official Positions, and to Serve With- 
out Bonds. — Philip J. Brennan, William W. K. Campbell, Robert T. 
Carey, John M. Casey (of the Mayor's office), John fB. Cassidy, Martin 
F. Cavanagh, Lloyd H. Chase, John F. Coffey, M. R. Eastman, Thomas 
Farrell, Joseph E. Ferreira, Joseph Fucillo, John C. Fitzgerald, Joseph 
F. Goode, Joseph W. Hobbs, William A. Kelley, Lawrence J. Kelly, 
Edward J. Leary, Edward J. McBarron, Edward A. McGrath, John S. 
McGrath, John McLoughlin, Alfred Ray Mitchell, Vincenzo Musto, 
James E. Norton, Timothy F. Regan, Charles H. Reinhart, Edward M. 
Richardson, Henry Santosuosso, Frank B. Skelton, Thomas H. Staples, 
John J. Sullivan, John P. Sullivan, Rudolph F. Watson. 



128 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Constables Connected with Animal Rescue League. — Archibald 
McDonald, Henry C. Merwin, Julian Codman, Frank J. Sullivan. 



OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION IN BOSTON. 
[Stat. 1877, Chap. 222, §§ 1, 2.] 
The Mayor, ex officio, Councilors Daniel W. Lane and James T. 
MoRiAKTY, Managers on the part of the City of Boston. 

The association is managed by a Board of Managers, consisting of fifteen, 
of whom the Mayor of the City of Boston is one, ex officio, two are elected 
annually by the City Council for the municipal year, and the others are 
chosen as provided by statute. 



CHATTEL LOAN COMPANY. 
[Stat. 1907, Chap. 415; Stat. 1908, Chap. 236.] 
The board of directors of the Chattel Loan Company must include one 
member who is appointed by the Governor and one by the Mayor. 
Samuel Bloom, Director. Appointed by the Mayor. 



COLLATERAL LOAN COMPANY. 

[Stat. 1859, Chap. 173, § 6; Stat. 1865, Chap. 14; Stat. 1876, Chap. 11.] 
The Collateral Loan Company is managed by seven directors selected 
annually, five chosen by the corporators at the annual meeting in Decem- 
ber, one appointed by the Governor and one by the Mayor. 

I*ETER A. Donovan, Director. Appointed by the Mayor. 



WORKINGMEN'S LOAN ASSOCIATION. 

[Stat. 1888, Chap. 108, § 4]. 
The Workingmen's Loan Association is managed by sixteen directors 
selected annually, fourteen chosen by corporators at the annual meeting 
on the third Thursday in April, one appointed by the Governor and one 
appointed by the Mayor. 

Frederick M. J. Sheenan, Director. Appointed by the Mayor. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 37 Pemberton square. 
[Stat. 1878, Chap. 244; Stat. 1885, Chap. 323; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, 
§ 26; Stat. 1903, Chap. 279; Stat. 1906, Chap. 291; Stat. 1907, Chaps. 
387, 513, 560; Stat. 1908, Chaps. 480, 519; C. C, Part III., Chaps. 
53 and 54; Stat. 1909, Chaps. 221, 311, 538; Stat. 1911, Chap. 287; 
Stat. 1913, Chaps. 236^ 263, 286, 692, 835, §§ 69-75; Stat. 1914, Chap. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 129 

611; Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chap. 87; Gen Stat. 
1917, Chap. 29, and Spec. Stat. 1917, Chaps. 145, 307; Gen. Stat. 1919, 
Chap. 259; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chaps. 23, 93, 188; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 
6, 7, 8, 13, 68, 211; Stat. 1921, Chap. 114; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 485 
and 521, § 31; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 242, 289; Stat. 1924, Chap. 410.] 

Herbert A. Wilson, Police Commissioner.^ Salary, S8,000. 
John H. Merrick, Secretary. Salary, $5,000. 
Captain Joseph Hakriman, Chief Clerk. 

executive staff. 
Michael H. Crowley, Superintendent of Police. 
Thomas C. Evans, Deputy Superintendent. 
Forrest F. Hall, Deputy Superintendent. 
Thomas F. Goode, Deputy Superintendent. 
Captain George C. Garland, Special Service. 
Captain Charles W. Searles, Property Clerk. 
Captain George W. Patterson, Special Service. 
Captain John F. Ahearn, Inspector of Claims. 
Captain John W. Pyne, Superintendent's Clerk. 
Captain Louis E. Lutz, Drill Master. 

Lieutenant Michael C. Bresnehan, Inspector of Carriages. 
Sergeant Thomas S. J. Kavanagh, Assistant Drill Master. 
Frank A. Richardson, Director of Signal Service. 

bureau of criminal investigation. 

John R. McGarr, Chief Inspector. 

AiNSLEY C. Armstrong, Captain. 

GusTAF Gustafson, Captain. 

William J. Rooney, Lieutenant-Inspector. ^ 

James F. Concannon, Edward T. Conway, William F. Crawford, 
James A. Dennessy, Timothy F. Donovan, John A. Dorsby, George 
J. Farrell, Frederick M. Finn, Stephen J. Flaherty, Thomas F. 
Gleavy, Francis P. Haggerty, Daniel W. Hart, John W. Kilday, 
Joseph F. Loughlin, John F. McCarthy, Michael J. Morrissey, 
Thomas F. Mulvey, William H. Pelton, Henry M. Pierce, Thomas 
A. Sheehan, John F. Mitchell, Patrick J. O'Neil, James R. Claflin, 
Michael J. Burke, James H. Egan, Thomas M. Towle, Joseph L. A. 
Cavagnaro, Lieutenant-Inspectors. 

police department. 

The Board of PoUce for the City of Boston, estabhshed in 1885, was 
superseded in 1906 by a single executive, the Police Commissioner. 

The City is divided into nineteen Police Districts, in each of which is a 
station-house, the headquarters of a captain and force of men. There are 
also two traffic divisions; a northern and a southern. The Commissioner 

* Term ends in 1927. 



130 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

appoints a Harbor Master and assistants from the police force, and they 
receive pay in accordance with their rank in the force. The poHce steamer 
"Guardian," the steam launch "Watchman" and the gasolene boats 
"E. U. Curtis" and "Argus," are employed in this service. 

By Chapter 114, Acts of 1921, the annual listing now includes all women 
20 years of age and over, in addition to the men. 

On December 1, 1924, the police force numbered 1,966 (two more than 
in 1923), including 28 captains, 32 lieut. -inspectors, 39 lieutenants, 147 
sergeants, 1,710 patrolmen and 5 patrolwomen, of which 1,498 were dis- 
tributed in 19 divisions, and 175 detailed for traffic control. There were 
17 men in the signal service, whose director has charge of 508 signal boxes. 

Salaries: Captains, $3,500 per annum; Ueut.-inspectors and lieutenants, 
$2,500; sergeants, $2,300; patrolmen, $1,600 1st year and $100 increase 
each year until $2,000 (maximum) is reached. Uniform and equipment 
are free. 

POLICE STATIONS. 

FmsT Division, Hanover street. Arthur B. McConnell, Captain. 

Second Division, 229 Milk street. Perley S. SkiUings, Captain. 

Thied Division, Joy street. James McDevitt, Captain. 

Fourth Division, La Grange street. Herbert W. Goodwin, Captain. 

Fifth Division, East Dedham street. John E. Driscoll, Captain. 

Sixth Division, corner D and Athens streets, South Boston. Daniel G. 

Murphy, Captain. 
Seventh Division, corner Emmons and Paris streets, East Boston. James 

F. Hickey, Captain. 
Eighth Division (including the islands in the harbor and the harbor 

service), SSI Commercial street. Ross A. Perry, Captain and Harbor 

Master. Lieutenant Frederic J. Swendeman, Sergeants Ibri W. H. 

Curtis, WiUiam 'H. Rymes, Lawrence H. Dunn, Hugh F. Marston, 

Charles Carlson, and Timothy F. Kellard, Assistant Harbor Masters. 
Ninth Division, Mt. Pleasant avenue and Dudley street. Richard Fitz- 
gerald, Captain. 
Tenth Division, Tremont and Roxbury streets. Jeremiah F. GaUivan, 

Captain. 
Eleventh Division, corner Adams and Arcadia streets. Matthew J. 

Dailey, Captain. 
Twelfth Division, East Fourth street, near K street, South Boston. John 

J. Rooney, Captain. 
Thirteenth Division, Seaverns avenue, Jamaica Plain. Bradley C. 

Mason, Captain. Sub-station, Frankhn Park, Pierpont road. 
Fourteenth Division, Washington street, junction Cambridge street, 

Brighton. John M. Anderson, Captain. 
Fifteenth Division, New Municipal Building, City square, Charlestown. 

Michael J. Goff, Captain. 
Sixteenth Division, Boylston street, near Hereford street. Perley C. 

Kneeland, Captain. 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 131 

Seventeenth Division, Centre street, corner Hastings street, West Roxbury. 

James P. Smith, Captain. 
Eighteenth Division, 1249 Hyde Park avenue, Hyde Park. Robert E. 

Grant, Captain. 
Nineteenth Division, 870 Morton street, Dorchester. James J. Walkinsi 

Captain. 
Twentieth Division (Traffic), 229 Milk street. Bernard J. Hoppe, 

Captain. 
Twenty-fiest Division (Traffic), Boston Arena Building, 262 St. 

Botolph street. James Laffey, Captain. 
House of Detention. [Stat. 1887, Chap. 234.] First floor of Court 

House, Somerset street. Mary E. Smith, Chief Matron. Salary, $1,750. 
City Prison. First floor of Court House, Somerset street. Lieutenant 

Edward H. Mullen, Keeper of the Lock-up. Salary, S2,525. Sergeants 

Charles F. Bannister, Denis J. Casey, Assistant Keepers. 



DEPARTMENT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Administration Building, 15 Beacon street. 

[Stat. 1875, Chap. 241; Stat. 1898, Chap. 400; Stat. 1900, Chap. 235; 
Stat 1901, Chap. 448; Stat. 1903, Chap. 170; Stat. 1905, Chap. 349; 
C. C, Chaps. 33 and 48; Stat. 1906, Chaps. 205, 231, 259, 318, 505; 
Stat. 1907, Chaps. 295, 357, 450; Stat. 1908, Chap. 589; Stat. 1909, 
Chaps. 120, 388, 446, 537, 540; Stat. 1910, Chap. 617; Stat. 1911, 
Chaps. 540, 708; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 195, 569, 711; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 
337, 363, 389, 615, 779; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 128, 331, 489, 730, 738; 
Gen. Stat. 1915, Chaps. 78, 81, 90, and Spec. Stat. Chaps. 189, SOO, 304, 
372; Spec. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 86, 88, 213, 267, 289 and Gen. Stat. Chap. 
102; Gen. Stat. 1917, Chaps. 84, 169 and Spec. Stat. Chap. 146; Spec. 
Stat. 1918, Chap. 132; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chaps. 132, 199, 206; Stat. 
1920, Chaps. 140, 524; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 169, 351; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 
273, 286; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 284, 381, 460, 488; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 380, 
479; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 309, 327.] 

school committee.* 
Edward M. Sullivan. Term ends February, 1927. 
David D. Scannell, M. D. Term ends February, 1927. 
Frederick L. Bogan, M. D. Term ends February, 1926. 
William G. O'Hare. Term ends February, 1926. 
Frances G. Curtis. Term ends February, 1925. 

* By Chap. 479, Stat. 1924 (amending the City Charter) the terms of 
the five School Committee expire on the first Monday of January, 1926, 
on which day a newly elected board of five members will take office. 



132 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

OFFICIALS. 

Feedehicx L. Bogak, M. D., Chairman. 
WiLT.TAM G. O'Hare, Treasurer. 
Et.t.fx ;M. Cronix, Secretary. 
Jeeemiah -E. Bteke,* Superintendent. 
At.kxaxder M. Sthlutaa', Business Agent. 
M.AKK B. ^SlrxTEY, Schoolhouse Custodian. 

BOARD OP SUPERINTENDENTS. 

Superintendent B ukkjj, Chairman ex-officio. 

assistant s'cperixtendents. 
Augustine L. Rafter. John C. Beodhead. 

Mart C. Melltn. Aethttr L. Gould. 

WiLUAii B. Snow. Michael J. Down'et. 

The School Conunittee consists of five members. No person shall be 
eligible for election to the Committee who is not an inhabitant of the City 
and has not been a resident thereof for at least three years continuously 
prior to the election. The members serve without compensation and 
their terms of office begin on the first Monday of January following their 
election. At each biennial municipal election as many persons as may 
be necessary to fill the places of the member or members of the Committee 
whose term or terms are about to expire are elected for the term of four 
years, "^'acancies are filled for the unexpired term at the next municipal 
election. 

The School Committee meets regularly on the first and third Mondays 
of each month, except during July and August and first week in September. 

OFFICE HOURS OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Feedeeick L. Bogan, M. D. Office hour at Administration Building, 
1.5 Beacon St., by appointment. 

Frances G. Cuetis. Office hour at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 
St., :Monda3-s, .3.30 to 4.30 P. M. 

William G. O'Hare. Office hour at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 
St., Thursdays, 4.30 to 5-30 P. M. 

David D. Scan-nell, ^1. D. Office hour at 320 Commonwealth Ave., or 
Administration Building, 15 Beacon St., by appointment. 

Edward M. Sullivan. Office hour at Administration Building, 15 Bea- 
con St., Fridays, 4 to 5 P. M.] 

OFFICE HOUES OF SUPEEINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 

Jeeemeah E. Bueke. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 
St., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 3 to 5 P. M.; also 
on 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 11.30 A. M. to 1 P. M. in 
weeks when the schools are in session. 

* Superintendent Burke elected in 1924 for term ending 1930. 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 133 

OFFICE HOTXRS OF ASSISTANT STJPERrNTEXDENTS. 

A-UGtrsTiNE L. Rafter. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
Mart C. Melltn. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
John C. Brodhead. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 P. INI. 
Arthur L. Gotild. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
William B. Snow. Office hours at Administration Building, 15 Beacon 

St., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 
Michael J. Downey. Office hours at Administration BuUding, 15 Beacon 

St., Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5 P. M. 

NORMAL, latin AND DAY HIGH SCHOOLS (16). 

Teachers College (formerly Normal School). 

Boys' Latin (or Pubhc Latin) and Girls' Latin. 

East Boston High, Charlestown High, English High (boj-^). Mechanic 
Arts High (boy^), South Boston High, Girls' High, High School of 
Practical Arts (girls), Brighton High, High School of Commerce (boys), 
Roxbury High (girls), Jamaica Plain High, Dorchester High and Hj'de 
Park High Schools. 

DAY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS (5). 

RoxBURY. — Lewis, Theodore Roosevelt. 

Dorchester. — Ohver Wendell Holmes, Frank V. Thompson. 

RosLiNDALE. — • Washington Irving. 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICTS (69). 

East Boston. — Chapman.f Emerson,* Blackinton-John Cheverus.t 

Samuel Adams,t Theodore Lyman,! Ulysses S. Grant.* 
Charlestown. — Harvard-Frothingham,t Prescott,i Warren-Bunker Hill. f 
North and West Ends. — -Bowdoin,! Ehot,* Hancock,* Washington,! 

Wells.t WendeU PhiUips.i: 
City Proper. — -Abraham Lincoln,* Horace Mann, Prince,! Quincy.J 
South End. — Dwight, Everett,! Frankhn,J Rice.f 
South Boston. — Bigelow,* Frederic W. Lincohi,| Gaston,* John A. 

Andrew,! Lawrence, Norcross,* Oliver Hazard Perry,! Shurtleff,* 

Thomas N. Hart.! 
Roxbury. — Dearborn,! Dillaway,! Dudley,! Hugh O'Brien,! Hyde,i 

Jefferson-Comins,! Julia Ward Howe, Martin, Sherwin,! WiUiam Lloyd 

Garrison. 
Jamaica Plun. — Agassiz,! Bowditch, Lowell,! Francis Parkman. 
RosLiNDALE. — Charles Sumner, Longfellow. 

* Intermediate School. ! Includes intermediate classes. 

t Departmental Organization. 



134 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Dorchester. — Christopher Gibson,t Edmund P. Tileston,t Edward 
Everett,t Gilbert Stuart,t Henry L. Pierce,* John Marshall, John 
Winthrop,* Mary Hemenway,* Mather ,t Minot,t Phillips Brooks,t 
Robert Treat Paine, Roger Wolcott, William E. Endicott, William E. 
Russell. J 

Brighton. — Bennett,t Thomas Gardner,! Washington AUston.* 

Hyde Park. — Elihu Greenwood,! Henry Grew.f 

West Roxburt. — Robert Gould Shaw.* 

INDUSTRIAL AND SPECIAL SCHOOLS, 

Industrial Schools. — • Boston Trade School (day) with evening classes 
also; Trade School for Girls (day) known as the "Evening Trade School" 
in the evening; Continuation Schools (day) for employed boys and girls. 

Clerical School. — For special training in Stenography, Bookkeeping, 
Tjrpewriting, English, office practice and penmanship. 

Disciplinary Day School. — For truants and other school offenders. 

School for the Deaf. — Horace Mann School. 

Day Schools for Immigrants. — For instruction in English language. 

Special Departments. 
Educational Investigation and Measurement. Arthur W. KaUom, 

Assistant Director. 
Evening Schools. Joseph F. Gould, Director. 
Examinations. Joel Hatheway, Chief Examiner. 
Extended Use of Public Schools {i. e., School Centers). James T. 

Mulroy, Director. 
Household Science and Arts. Josephine Morris, Director. 
Kindergartens. Caroline D. Abom, Director. 
Licensed Minors. Timothy F. Regan, Supervisor. 
Manual Arts. C. Edward Newell, Director. 
Medical Inspection. Joseph A. Cogan, M. D., Acting Director. 
Modern Foreign Languages. Marie A. Solano, Director. 
Music. John A. O'Shea, Director. 
Penmanship. Bertha A. Connor, Director. 
Physical Training. Nathaniel J. Young, Director. 
Practice and Training of Teachers. Katherine L. King, Director. 
Salesmanship. Louis J. Fish, Commercial Co-ordinator. 
Special Schools and Classes. Ada M. Fitts, Director. 
Vocational Guidance. Susan J. Ginn, Director. 

* Intermediate school. t Includes intermediate classes. 

X Departmental Organization. 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



135 



SALARIES OF TEACHERS PER YEAR ENDING AUGUST 31, 1925. 



Dat Schools. 



Rank. 



First 


Yearly 


Year. 


Increase. 


$4,281 


$144 


2,988 


144 


2,124 


144 


2,364 


96 


4,284 


144 


2,844 


144 


1,980 


144 


2,148 


96 


1,980 


144 


1,668 


96 


1,224 


96 


3,708 


144 


2,124 


144 


2,052 


96 


2,196 


96 


1,200 


96 


984 


96 



M aximum 
Salary. 



Teachers College 

Teachers College 

Teachers College 

Teachers College 

High and Latin 

High and Latin 

High and Latin 

Hign and Latin 

High and Latin 

High and Latin 

High and Latin 

Intermediate and Elementary 
Intermediate and Elementary 
Intermediate and Elementary 
Intermediate and Elementary 
intermediate and Elementary 
Intermediate and Elementary 



Head Master. 

Master. 
Junior Master. 
First Assistant. 
Head Master. 

Master. 

Junior Master. 

First Assistant. 

Instructor. 

Assistant. 

Junior Assistant. 

Master. 

Sub-Master. 

Master's Ass't. 

First Assistant. 

Assistant. 
Clerical Ass't. 



$5,004 
3,996 
3,120 
3,516 
5,004 
3,852 
3,276 
3,300 
2,988 
2,532 
1,416 
4,281 
3,276 
2,532 
2,388 
2,000 
1,272 



Administkative Offices. 

Administration Building, 15 Beacon St. Headquarters of all officials. 

At Continuation School, Common St., educational and employment 
certificates are issued daily (except Saturdays), from 8.30 A. M. to 3 P M., 
and on Saturdays from 9 A. M. to 1 P. M., but during July and August 
to 12 noon. Physical examination of applicants for employment certifi- 
cates daily from 9 to 10.30 A. M. 

Minors' licenses (i. e., minors under 16 years of age) to act as newsboys, 
etc., issued daily, except Saturdays, from 4 to 5 P. M., and on Saturdays 
from 9 A. M. to 1 P. M., but during July and August to 12 noon. Licenses 
are not issued during school hours. 



ATTENDANCE OFFICERS. 

[Stat. 1913, Chap. 779, § § 12, 13.] 
These officers are appointed by the School Committee, and under their 
direction enforce the laws relating to absentees from school. They are 
also constables, serving without bonds, and the salary of the position is 
$2,004 for first year, with annual increase of $108; fixed maximum, $2,544. 
There are 29 officers besides the acting chief and they may be seen 
from 9 to 9.30 A. M., on the days that the schools are in session at the 
principal schooUiouse in the district served. 

MEDICAL INSPECTORS AND NURSES. 

Regular medical inspection of the schools was maintained from 1894 to 
1915, under the supervision of the Health Department. Beginning 
September 1, 1915, the School Committee took charge of this service, 
appointing 41 physicians, since increased to 56, besides the director, with 
annual salary of $996. 

Chapter 357, Acts of 1907, provided for the appointment by the School 
Committee of one supervising female nurse and as many district female 



136 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

nurses as are deemed necessary. For the 74 elementary and intermediate 
school districts there are 52 nurses in the service besides the supervising 
nurse. Salaries (from Sept. 1, 1924), supervising nurse, $2,076 first year, 
with annual increase of $120, maximum at $2,436; nurses, $1,296 first 
year, with annual increase of $96, maximvun at $1,776; the appropriation 
allowed for school physicians and nurses, at 9 cents per $1,000 of valuation, 
amounted to $154,860 in 1924-25. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION. 

In 1907 the School Committee were authorized to provide for the physical 
education and recreation of pupils, including proper apparatus and facilities 
in the buildings, yards and playgrounds under their control. 

The sum available for this branch of education is 11 cents on each $1,000 
of the City's assessed valuation, the appropriation for 1924-25 being 
$188,280. 

There are now a director and 29 instructors of physical training, 6 
instructors in military drill, also 170 playground teachers, the latter 
having charge of games, gymnastics, etc., in the 41 schoolyard play- 
grounds and 52 park playgrounds in use. 

INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS PARTLY MAINTAINED BY STATE. 

By Chapter 471, Acts of 1911, and Chapter 106, Acts of 1912, the State 
especially encourages the establishing of Independent Industrial Schools, 
allowing financial aid for their maintenance proportionate to the amount 
raised by local taxation and expended for all pubHc schools. Under this 
arrangement the School Committee is reimbursed by the State to the 
extent of one half the net maintenance cost of such industrial schools 
established in Boston thus far with the approval of the State Board of 
Education. By Chapter 805, Acts of 1913, Continuation Schools, for 
employed children between fourteen and sixteen years of age, were included 
under the same plan of State aid. The schools thus maintained are the 
Boston Trade School (for Boys), day and evening classes. Trade School 
for Girls, day and extension classes. Compulsory Continuation School, 
High School of Practical Arts, also co-operative courses in the Charlestown, 
Dorchester and Hyde Park High and practical arts courses in the evening 
elementary schools. 

MANUAL TRAINING ROOMS ANT) PREVOCATIONAL SHOPS. 

There are six manual training roomt> located in high schools, one in 
each of the following-named districts: Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, 
East Boston, Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain. In elementary and inter- 
mediate schools there are 122 prevocational shops where classes in electrical 
work, bookbinding, woodworking, modeling, machine shop practice, 
sheet metal work, etc., are taught. 



DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 137 

HOUSEHOLD SCIENCE AND ARTS. 

There are six high schools offering courses in household science and 
arts, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Hyde Park, also Girls' High 
and High School of Practical Arts, and sixty-seven rooms in elementary 
and intermediate schools equipped for instruction in cookery, also fifty- 
six sewing rooms. 

A director, two assistant directors, 81 teachers of cookery and 155 
teachers of sewing are assigned to the Department of Household Science 
and Arts. 

EVENING HIGH, ELEMENTARY AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS. 

There are nine evening high schools, Central, for men and boys only 
(English High Schoolhouse), Girls', Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, 
East Boston, Roxbury, South Boston and Hyde Park. These schools, 
whose sessions are on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 
7.30 to 9.30, are held in the several high schoolhouses of the districts named. 
AU but the Central High are commercial schools. 

There are twenty-four elementary evening schools, including eight 
branch schools of same in session on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 
evenings. 

Evening industrial classes are conducted in the Boston Trade School 
and three branch schools held in the Brighton, East Boston and Hyde 
Park High schoolhouses. 

CONTINUATION SCHOOL (dAY). 

Classes for Boys' Division, with 32 instructors, are held in the Brimmer 
School on Common St. and at 25 Warrenton St.; for Girls' Division, with 
25 instructors, at 25 La Grange St. 

All children 14 to 16 years of age employed under an employment cer- 
tificate are compelled by law to attend the school four hours per week. 

DAY SCHOOLS FOR IMMIGRANTS. 

There are thirty schools for immigrants where instruction in the Eng- 
lish language is provided, classes being conducted daily (except Saturday) 
for two hours in the forenoon and the same in the afternoon. 

SUMMER REVIEW SCHOOLS. 

These supplementary schools, one high and ten elementary, for pupils 
who have been retarded in their studies, were started in 1914. The term 
is forty days, and the number of pupils in 1924 was 5,761 . Of the elemen- 
tary school pupils 81 per cent won promotion in 1924. 

USE OF SCHOOLHOUSES FOR SOCIAL AND CIVIC PURPOSES. 

In 1912 the Scl^ool Committee were authorized by statute to allow the 
use of buildings under their control by associations and individuals (other 
than school pupils) for social, recreative and civic purposes at times when 



138 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

the schools were not in session. Under this arrangement there are now 
eleven School Centers, each having a manager and largely attended on 
three evenings and one or two afternoons a week. More than 50 school 
buildings are also used by Non-School Center groups. 

The School Committee may annually appropriate for this purpose a 
sum equal to three cents on each $1,000 of the City's assessed valuation, 
which in 1924-25 amounted to $49,536, plus the income from rents of 
school halls, etc., or $10,377. Besides the renting of school halls for club 
meetings, entertainments, etc., the basements of 150 schoolhouses are 
used by the Election Department as polhng places, lighting and janitor 
service being paid for. 

PENSION AND RETIREMENT FUND FOR TEACHERS. 

The School Committee, by a majority vote of all its members, may retire 
with a pension any member of the teaching or supervising staff of the 
public day schools who has reached the age of sixty-five years, also such 
other members as are incapacitated for further efficient service. If the 
teacher retired has been employed in the public day schools for a period 
of thirty years or more, ten years of which has been in Boston, the pension 
paid amounts to one-third of the annual salary received at time of retire- 
ment, but in no case is it less than $312 nor more than $600 annually. If 
the period of service is less than thirty years, the pension is proportionally 
less. The School Committee are authorized to provide for these pensions 
by appropriating annually an amount equal to seven cents on each $1,000 
of the City's assessed valuation. The Permanent School Pension Fund 
amounted to $568,140 on February 1, 1925, and 329 retired teachers were 
receiving pensions therefrom. 

The Boston Teachers' Retirement Fund Association, started in 1900, 
is paying $120 per year to 309 annuitants and smaller sums to six others, 
the total amount of its fund on February 1, 1925, being $853,495. At that 
date 3,594 teachers were each contributing $18 per year to this fund. 



BOSTON RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 

By Chap. 521, Acts of 1922, retirement of certain City and County 
employees was provided for, with pensions based on annuity and contri- 
butory payments. Every employee in service on Feb. 1, 1923, imless 
already covered by some other pension law, shall, on the expiration of 60 
days from said date, be regarded as a member of this retirement system if 
no written notice declining such membership has meanwhile been received. 
An employee already covered by some other pension law cannot join this 
system except by waiving and renouncing aU benefits enjoyed under such 
other law. All persons who become employees after Feb. 1, 1923, shall be 
members of this system and cannot receive any allowance other than 
under its provisions. 

Three separate fimds are estabhshed by this retirement system, viz. 
(1) the Annuity Savings Fund, to which shall be paid regular four-per cent 
deductions from the salaries of employees belonging; (2) the Pension 



BOSTON RETIREMENT SYSTEM. 139 

Accumulation Fund, consisting of annual contributions by the City, 
determined by actuarial computations on the basis of mortality and serv- 
ice tables approved by the Retirement Board; (3) the Retirement 
Reserve Fund, to which, upon a member's retirement, shall be trans- 
ferred the following amounts : (a) from the Annuity Savings the accumu- 
lated deductions from the member's salary, (b) from the Pension Accu- 
mulation a sum equal to the said total deductions, (c) also from the Pen- 
sion Ace. in case of the accidental death or the retirement of a new entrant 
a sum sufficient to provide the pension payable on such account not 
covered by paragraph (6). To all members leaving the service, not by 
retirement, shall be returned from the Annuity Savings Fund the accu- 
mulated payments of such to said fxmd. 

A member of this retirement system who shall have attained age, 60, 
shall upon his own apphcation be retired for superannuation within 30 
days after the filing of such application, or he may, and if a member of 
the police force he shaU, upon the application of the head of his depart- 
ment be retired for superannuation by the Retirement Board. A member 
of this system who shall have attained age, 70, shall be retired for super- 
annuation within 30 days, except members of the judiciary, etc. 

Upon retirement for superannuation a member of the retirement system 
shall receive a retirement allowance consisting of: (a) an annuity which 
shall be the actuarial equivalent of his accumulated payments to the 
Annuity Fund at the time of his retirement, (6) a pension equal to said 
annuity, (c) if a member was an employee at the time the system wa? 
established and became a member within one year thereafter, an addi- 
tional pension having an actuarial value equivalent to twice the con- 
tributions which he would have made during his prior service had the 
system then been in operation, together with regular interest thereon. 
The total pension of any member shall not exceed one half of the average 
annual compensation received by him during the five years immediately 
preceding his retirement. 

Retirement for ordinary disability shall be made by the Retirement 
Board upon the apphcation of the head of the department in which the 
member is employed or of the member or a person acting in his behalf, 
stating that said member is physically or mentally incapacitated for the 
performance of duty and ought to be retired; provided, that said member 
has not attained age, 60, and has had 15 or more years of service next 
preceding his apphcation and that the Medical Board, after examination^ 
shall report that said member is physically or mentally incapacitated 
for the performance of duty and that he should be retired. Upon retire- 
ment for ordinary disability a member shall receive a retirement allow- 
ance consisting of; (a) an annuity which shall be the actuarial equivalent 
of his accumulated payments to the Annuity Fund at the time of his 
retirement, (6) a pension equal to said annuity but not to exceed 90 per 
cent of the pension that would have been provided at age, 60, (c) an 
additional pension of such an amount as would together with the pension 
under (b) make up a total pension of 90 per cent of the pension that would 



140 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

have been provided had he remained without further change of compensa- 
tion in the service until he reached age, 60, and retired. 

Retirement for accidental disability, that is because of an accident 
occurring during performance of duty and not the result of contributory 
negligence, is provided for by an extra pension allowance, the whole to be 
equal to three-fourths of the annual salary received at time of accident. 
Death benefits are also granted to the dependents of members fatally 
injured in the service. The Retirement Board constituted by this law 
numbers three persons, viz., the City Treasurer (the permanent member), 
one person appointed by the Mayor and the third chosen by the other two, 
the term of the last two being four years. The Medical Board, needed to 
decide all questions relating to members' disability, consists of three 
physicians, viz., a surgeon, a medical practitioner and a neurologist, to 
be appointed by the Boston City Hospital Trustees on nominations made 
by the senior medical staff of said hospital. 

Pensions and annuities are payable in equal monthly instalments. 
The foregoing statement presents the outstanding features of the Boston 
Retirement Act, which consists of 34 sections, was enacted in June, 1922, 
accepted by City Council on Aug. 7 by vote of 6 to 3, and approved by 
Mayor on Aug. 22. The Mayor's appointee for the Retirement Board 
is Wilfred J. Dotle, the present chairman. 

On petition of the Mayor, the minimum pension for members of the 
system was fixed ft $480 per year by Chap. 426, Acts of 1923, to apply in 
cases where the length of service has been at least 15 years. This Act 
was accepted by the City Council on May 28, 1923. 

AMENDMENTS OF RETIREMENT ACT IN 1924. 

By Chap. 251, Acts of 1924, the following amendments of Chap. 521, 
Acts of 1922 were enacted: 

To sec. 6 of said Chap. 521 was added this new sentence: — The sums 
payable by the Commonwealth to the City of Boston on account of teach- 
ers retired under the provisions of this act shaU be paid into the Pension 
Accumulation Fund and used to reduce the amount which would other- 
wise be required for the normal contributions from the City of Boston for 
the years in which such payraents are made. 

To sec. 9 of said Chap. 521 was added after the following clause, "A 
member of this retirement system who shall have attained age seventy 
shaU be retired for superannuation within thirty days, except members of 
the judiciary," the following Avords: — heads of departments and members 
of boards in charge of departments. Such officials, therefore, are not now 
obhged to retire at age seventy. 

Chap. 249, Acts of 1924, amends Chap. 289, Special Acts of 1916 con- 
cerning the sums payable by the Commonwealth to the City of Boston as 
reimbursement for pensions paid by the latter to retired school teachers. 

Chap. 250, Acts of 1924, amends sec. 16 of Chap. 32, General Laws and 
sec. 33 of Chap. 521, Acts of 1922, relating to requirements precedent to 
the reimbursement by the Commonwealth on account of pensions paid to 
school teachers. 



CITY ORDINANCES. 141 



ORDINANCES ENACTED BY THE 
CITY COUNCIL. 



Revised Ordinances of 1914. 



13th Revision (Latest). 

In pursuance of a vote of the City Council on August 24, 1914, the work 
of revising and consoUdating the City Ordinances was undertaken by the 
Corporation Counsel and his associates of the Law Department, assisted 
by the Assistant City Clerk. On November 16, 1914, a draft of the 
completed revision up to date was submitted to the Committee on Ordi- 
nances, who arranged to have printed an appendix thereto showing the 
amendments and eUminations in the Ordinances of 1898 (12th Revision) 
and subsequent ordinances, also where the same have been repealed or 
rendered obsolete by statute. 

On December 21, 1914, the City Council, by unanimous vote, enacted 
the Revised Ordinances of 1914, •¥ consisting of 41 chapters with titles as 
follows: 

Chapter 1, General Provisions — Ch. 2, the Mayor — Ch. 3, Officers 
and Boards — Ch. 4, Art Department — Ch. 5, Assessing Dept. — Ch. 
6, Auditing Dept. — Ch, 7, Boston Infirmary Dept. — Ch. 8, Building 
Dept., with sub-titles, viz, : Board of Appeal and Board of Examiners — 
Ch. 9, Cemetery Dept. — Ch. 10, Childrens' Institutions Dept. — Ch. 11, 
City Clerk Dept.— Ch. 12, City Planning Dept.— Ch. 13, Collecting Dept. 
— Ch. 14, Consumptives' Hospital Dept. — Ch. 15, Election Dept. — Ch. 
16, Fire Dept.— Ch. 17, Health Dept.— Ch. 18, Hospital Dept.— Ch. 19, 
Institutions Registration Dept. — Ch. 20, Law Dept. — Ch. 21, Library 
Dept. — Ch. 22, Market Dept. — Ch. 23, Overseeing of the Poor Dept, — 
Ch. 24, Park and Recreation Dept. — Ch. 25, Penal Institutions Dept. — 
Ch, 26, Printing Dept.— Ch. 27, Public Buildings Dept.— Ch. 28, Public 
Works Dept.— Ch. 29, Registry Dept.— Ch. 30, Schoolhouse Dept,— Ch. 
31, Sinking Funds Dept.— Ch. 32, Soldiers' Relief Dept.— Ch. 33, Statistics 
Dept,— Ch, 34, Street Laying-Out Dept,— Ch, 35, Supply Dept,— Ch, 
36, Treasury Dept,— Ch, 37, Weights and Measm-es Dept,— Ch, 38, 
Wire Dept. — Ch. 39, Regulations Affecting Certain Trades — Ch. 40, 
Prohibitions and Penalties — Ch. 41, Miscellaneous Provisions. 

The 13th is the latest revision. 

* Copies may be obtained at office of City Messenger, 55 City Hall, 50 
cents each. 



142 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Enacted in the Municipal Year 1915-16. 



CHAPTER 1. 

Concerning the Quarantine Service. 
All the powers and duties of the board of health, relative to the main- 
tenance of the quarantioe service for the port of Boston, shall be abolished 
upon the date of the execution of a lease by the City of Boston to the 
United States of America of all property used in the said service.* 

[Approved by Mayor, March SO, 1916. 



CHAPTER 2. 

Concerning the City Planning Department. 

Chapter twelve of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended 
in section four by striking out the word "three" and inserting in place 
thereof the word "five," so that said section, as amended, shall read as 
follows : 

Section 4. The board shall serve without pay, and may expend, for the 
salary of its secretary and for such other expenses as may be necessary 
in the performance of its duties, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars 
per annum. [Approved by Mayor, April 10, 1915. 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning Hawkers and Peddlers. 

Chapter forty of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section nineteen of said chapter by striking out the whole of said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Section 19. No person shall hawk or peddle any fruits or vegetables 
or any of the articles enumerated in chapter 345 of the Acts of 1906 
and acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, until he has been 
assigned a number by the health commissioner, and untU he has recorded 
with said commissioner his name and residence and, if he hawks or peddles 
articles which are sold by weight or measure, a certificate from the sealer 
of weights and measures that all weights, measures and balances to be 
used by him have been properly inspected and sealed. The presence of 
unsealed weights or measures on the team, cart or person of such hawker 
or peddler shall terminate permission to hawk or peddle under such 
registration. 

* Leass approved by the City Council May 24, 1915, taking effect 
June 1, 1915. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1915-16. 143 

No person shall hawk or peddle any fruits or vegetables until he has 
obtained a license therefor from the health commissioner, unless he is 
engaged in the pursuit of agriculture or unless such articles are the product 
of his own labor or of the labor of his family. 

The health commissioner is hereby authorized to grant licenses to hawk 
or peddle fruits and vegetables to persons who have complied with the 
foregoing requirements, such licenses to be for the term of one year from 
the date of issue, and to charge therefor a license fee of five dollars per 
annum. , 

The foregoing provisions shall not apply to minors licensed by the mayor 
and city council, unless such minors hawk or peddle fruits or vegetables. 

[Approved by Mayor, October SO, 1916. 



CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning Hawb^irs and Peddlers. 
Chapter 40 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section 21 by striking out the whole of said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 

Section 21. No hawker or peddler shall carry or convey articles 
eniunerated in chapter 345 of the Acts of 1906 and acts in amendment 
thereof or in addition thereto, in a manner tending to injure or disturb the 
pubUc health or comfort, or except in vehicles or receptacles which are 
neat and clean and do not leak, and which have printed on them in letters 
and figures at least two inches in height the name of the person selUng and 
the number given him by the health commissioner, and which are approved 
monthly by the health commissioner. 

[Approved by Mayor, November 15, 1915. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning Salaries of First Assistant Assessors. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in the clause establishing the salaries of assessors by striking out 
the words "The first assistant assessors, each ten dollars per day for street 
work, not to exceed forty days, and six hundred dollars for office work, 
including investigation of supplementary assessments in accordance with 
chapter 400, Acts of 1901," and inserting in place thereof the following: 
"The first assistant assessors, each six hundred dollars for street work and 
preparation therefor, and six hundred dollars for services on dooming 
board and for work on abatements and investigations." 
This ordinance shall take effect April 1, 1916. 

[Approved by Mayor, Febrvnry 6, 1916. 



144 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Enacted in the Municipal Year 1916-17. 



CHAPTER 1. 

Concerning the Use of Streets. 

Section 36 of chapter 40 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended by adding thereto the following words: "but nothing in this 
section shall be construed to curtail, abridge, or limit the right or oppor- 
tunity of any person to exercise the right of peaceful persuasion guaranteed 
by Statutes 1913, chapter 690, or to curtail, abridge, or limit the intend- 
ment of any statute of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts," so that said 
section shall read as follows: 

Section 36. No person shall, in a street, unreasonably obstruct the 
free passage of foot-traveUers, or wilfully and unreasonably saunter or 
loiter for more than seven minutes after being directed by a police officer 
to move on, but nothing in this section shaU be construed to curtail, 
abridge, or limit the right or opportunity of any person to exercise the 
right of peaceful persuasion guaranteed by Statutes 1913, chapter 690, 
or to curtail, abridge, or limit the intendment of any statute of the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts. [Approved by Mayor, March 9, 1916. 



CHAPTER 2. 

Concerninq''Agent Under Workmen's Compensation Act. 
The salary and expenses of the person designated to act as the agent 
for the payment of workmen's compensation under chapter 244 of the 
General Acts of 1915 shall be chargeable to the appropriation for the 
Reserve Fund. [Approved by Mayor, March 21, 1916. 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning Certain Items of City Income. 

Section six of chapter six of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended by striking out in the last three lines of said section the words 
"and shall add such amount to the several appropriations for the divisions 
furnishing such materials, tools, or machinery," and inserting in place 
thereof the words "and shall credit such amount to the general revenue of 
the city, unless such materials, tools or machinery have been fmmished 
by the water service, in which case the amount charged shall be credited 
to the water income." 

Section one of chapter twenty-eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 
is hereby amended by striking out in lines 33, 34 and 35 of said section the 
words "all moneys so received to be used in paying the expenses incurred 
by the department in such removal." 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1916-17. 145 

Section nine of chapter twenty-eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 
is hereby amended by striking out of said section the last paragraph, 
which reads as follows: "All amounts paid to the city under the provisions 
of this section shall be credited to, and used as a part of, the appropriation 
for the public works department." 

[Approved by Mayor, March 28, 1916. 



CHAPTER 4. 

To Prevent Unnecessary Noise in the Vicinity of Hospitals. 

Section 1. The Commissioner of Public Works shall, at the request 
of the hospital authorities, place and maintain a sign or signs displaying 
the words, "Warning! Hospital — Make No Noise" at such points 
as he may determine on public streets and places in the vicinity of hospitals 
accommodating more than fifty patients. No foot traveler, driver of 
a vehicle, motorman of a street car or operator of a motor vehicle shall 
make any unnecessary noise in the vicinity of such hospitals so as to 
unreasonably disturb patients therein. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance shall 
be subject to a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars for each offence. 

Sect. 3. This ordinance shall take effect on the first day of Jime, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen. [Approved by Mayor, April 22, 1916. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning the City Planning Department. 

Chapter twelve of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chap- 
ter two of the Ordinances of 1915, is hereby further amended in section four 
by striking out the words " five thousand" and inserting in place thereof the 
words "seven thousand five hundred," so that said section, as amended, 
shall read as follows: 

Section 4- The board shall serve without pay, and may expend for the 
salary of its secretary and for such other expenses as may be necessary in 
the performance of its duties, a sum not exceeding seven thousand five 
hxmdred dollars per annum. [Approved by Mayor, August S, 1916. 



CHAPTER 6. 

Concerning the Salary of the Chief Officer at the County Jail. 
Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section six, in the clause establishing the salary of the chief officer con- 
nected with the county jaU, by striking out the words "eighteen hundred 
dollars," and inserting in place thereof the words "two thousand dollars." 

[Approved by Mayor, August 11, 1916. 



146 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



CHAPTER 7. 
Concerning the Use of the Sinking Funds. 

Section 1. Section two of chapter thirty-one of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1914 is hereby amended by striking out said section and substituting 
therefor the following new section: 

Sect. 2. Whenever the amount of any sinking fund exceeds the entire 
amount of the debt for the payment of which it was established, the com- 
missioners shall use the surplus for the purchase and cancellation of any out- 
standing bonds of the city ; and whenever the amount of any sinking fund 
is greater than is required with its accumulations to meet its debt at matu- 
rity the surplus of such amount may be used by the commissioners to obtain 
and cancel any part of such debt. The proceeds of all sales of land and 
buildings, other than school lands, shall be applied by the commissioners to 
the reduction and cancellation of any part of any outstanding debt of the 
city. {Approved by Mayor, November 10, 1916. 



CHAPTER 8. 
Establishing the Municipal Standard and City Flag. 

Section 1. The municipal standard of the city of Boston, which ia 
hereby established, shall be made of silk of the colors designated, namely; 
Continental blue and buff, and shall be five feet in length and three and 
one half feet in width, or in proportion thereto. Provided, that a city flag 
of like design and colors may be made of bunting for outdoor display, the 
size of such bunting flag to depend upon the place of display. The body 
of the standard shall be blue, as specified, with the official city seal embroid- 
ered in the center; and two rings of white shall encircle the seal. The 
reverse of the municipal standard shall bear a representation of the Tri- 
mountain. The city flag shall have no reverse except the seal showing 
through the bunting, the seal to be painted on or woven in the fabric. The 
municipal standard shall have a fringe of Continental buff; the city flag 
to be without fringe. 

Sect. 2. The colors herein specified shall be the official colors for the 
city of Boston, namely : Continental blue and Continental buff. 

Sect. 3. The city flag shall be displayed on City Hall and may be dis- 
played on Boston Common on occasions when the national flag is ordered 
displayed. 

Sect. 4. The municipal standard of silk may be carried or displayed in 
parades, at reviews, and on other official occasions when the mayor is 
present and when directed by him. Boston organizations may have copies 
of the municipal standard on approval by the mayor. 

Sect. 5. Neither the municipal standard nor the city flag nor any repro- 
duction shall be used for any commercial purpose, and no advertising 
device shall be placed upon it or used in connection with it; and the 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1917-18. 147 

municipal flag or standard shall not be used for any purpose not author- 
ized by this ordinance, except with the permission of the Mayor. 

Sect. 6. Any person violating any provision of section five of this 
ordinance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars for each 
offence, and not only the person actually doing the prohibited thing, but 
also his employer and every other person concerned in so doing shall be 
punished by such fine. 

Sect. 7. The city messenger shall be custodian of the municipal standard 
and of the city flags that are the property of the city. 

Sect. 8. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved by Mayor, January 30, 1917. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1917-18. 



CHAPTER I. 

Concerning the Salaries of Officers at the County Jail. 

Section six of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter six of the Ordinances of 1916, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the whole of said section, and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 

Section 7. The oflBcers of the County of Suffolk shall be paid the sala- 
ries and allowances provided by law. 

The officers connected with the county jail shall be paid annual sala- 
ries as follows: 

The chief officer, twenty-one hundred dollars. 

The physician appointed by the sheriff, fifteen hundred doUars. 

The steward, the first inside officer, and the clerk, each fourteen hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

The second and third inside officers, each thirteen himdred and fifty 
dollars. 

The other regularly employed officers, each thirteen hundred dollars. 

The watchmen and other necessary assistants, each twelve hundred 
dollars. [Approved by Mayor, June 12, 1917. 



CHAPTER 2. 
Concerning the Removal of Refuse. 
Section 1. Section one of chapter twenty-eight of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of 1914, as amended by chapter three of the Ordinances of 1916, 
is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "watered" in the 
tenth line of said section, the following words: "shall remove and dispose 



148 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

of, at the expense of the public works department, all refuse from buildings 
occupied by the city except those under the control of the school com- 
mittee." 
Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect February 1, 1918. 

[Approved by Mayor, July 24, 1917. 



CHAPTER 3. 
Establishing the Budget Department. 

Section 1. There shall be a budget department under the charge of 
a budget commissioner who shall, under the direction of the Mayor, pre- 
pare in segregated form the annual and all supplementary budgets to be 
submitted by the Mayor to the City Council. The commissioner shall 
further prepare under the direction of the Mayor the form of estimate 
sheets to be used by each officer, board, comjnission and department, and 
each division of a department for which the city appropriates money, and 
shall also prepare the form of monthly report of such officer, board, com- 
mission and department and each division thereof, showing expenditures 
to date of all appropriations by item, and shall report to the Mayor on 
all subsequent revisions of the items in the budget. 

Sect. 2. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 
nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by inserting at the end 
of the clause fixing the salaries of the assessors, the following words — The 
budget commissioner, five thousand doUars. 

[Approved by Mayor, July 24, 1917. 



CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning the Hours op Labor of Firemen. 

Section 1. Chapter sixteen of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section one by striking out the whole of said section, and 
inserting in place thereof the following: Section 1. The fire department 
shall be under the charge of the fire commissioner, who shall exercise the 
powers and perform the duties provided by statute; and shall appoint a 
chief of department, deputy chiefs, district chiefs, engineers, and other 
firemen, whose hours of labor for the city shall not exceed two days out of 
three, and who shall be allowed for meals during the two days on duty 
three periods of one hour each. 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect on the first day of February, 
1918. [Approved by Mayor, August 22, 1917. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning the Trade of Bootblacking. 
No female minor sixteen years of age or over shall engage in the trade of 
bootblacking, and no person shall employ any such female minor in such 
trade. [Approved by Mayor, December 24, 1917. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1918-19. 149 

CHAPTER 6. 

Concerning the Salary op the City Clerk and of the Assistant 

City Clerk. 

Section 1. Chapter three of the Revised Ordmances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section five, in the clause establishing the salary of the city 
clerk and of the assistant city clerk, by striking out the words "five 
thousand" and inserting in place thereof the words "six thousand," and 
by striking out the words "thirty-eight hundred" and inserting in place 
thereof the words "forty-five hundred." 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with the first day 
of January, 1918. [Approved by Mayor, December 31, 1917. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1918-19. 



CHAPTER 1. 
Concerning Junk and Second Hand Articles. 
Section 1. Section ninety of chapter forty of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1914 is hereby amended by adding after the word "person," in the 
eighth line, the words "or junk collector." 

[Approved by Mayor, April 17, 1918. 



CHAPTER 2. 
Concerning the Salaries of Officers at the County Jail. 

Section six of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter six of the ordinances of 1916 and chapter one of the 
ordinances of 1917, is hereby further amended by striking out the whole 
of said section, and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Section 6. The officers of the county of Suffolk shall be paid the salaries 
and allowances provided by law. 

The officers connected with the county jail shall be paid salaries, as 
follows: 

The chief officer, twenty-one hundred dollars per annum. 

The physician appointed by the sheriff, fifteen hundred dollars per 
annum. 

The steward, the first inside officer and the clerk, each fourteen hundred 
and fifty dollars per annum. 

The second and third inside officers, each thirteen hundred and fifty 
dollars per annum. 

The other regularly employed officers, each thirteen hundred dollars 
per annum. 



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The assistant clerk, twelve hundred dollars per annum. 
The watchmen and other necessary assistants, each twelve hundred 
dollars per annum. 

The watchman-engineer in charge, thirty dollars per week. 
The watchmen-engineers, each twenty-eight dollars per week. 

[Approved by Mayor, May 29, 1918. 



CHAPTER 3. 
Establishing the Tkansit Department. 
Section 1. The transit department shall be under the charge of a board 
of three commissioners appointed by the mayor, for the term of one year 
each. The chairman shall be designated by the mayor and shall receive 
a salary of five thousand dollars a year. The other members shall serve 
without pay. The board shall appoint a secretary, engineers, subordinates 
and employees, define their powers and duties, and fix the amount of their 
compensation. 

Sect. 2. The board shall exercise the powers and perform the duties 
formerly exercised and performed by the Boston Transit Commission, as 
defined by chapter 185 of the special acts of the year 1918. 

[Approved by Mayor, July 2, 1918. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1919-20. 



CHAPTER 1. 

Concerning the Salaries of the Deputy Sealers of Weights and 

Measures. 

Section 1. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1919 is hereby 

amended in section five in the clause establishing the salaries of the deputy 

sealers of weights and measures, by striking out the words "sixteen 

hundred" and inserting in place thereof the words "seventeen hundred." 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with May 30, 1919. 

[Approved by Mayor, June 10, 1919. 



CHAPTER 2. 

Consolidating the Wire Department With the Fire Department. 
Section 1. The wire department is hereby consoUdated with and made 
a part of the fire department, and the subordinates and employees of the 
wire department are hereby transferred to the wire division of the fire 
department hereinafter created. The fire commissioner shall exercise the 
powers and perform the duties conferred and imposed by law upon the wire 
commissioner. The powers, duties and appropriations of the wire depart- 
ment are hereby transferred to the fire department. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1919-20. 151 

Sect. 2. The fire commissioner shall establish in the fire department a 
division to be known as the wire division, and the wire division shall be in 
charge of a deputy appointed by the fire commissioner, who under the 
direction of the fire commissioner shall carry out the provisions and require- 
ments of law relating to wires and electrical appUances and the inspection 
of wires in the city of Boston. The salary of the deputy shall be fixed by 
the fire commissioner, subject to the approval of the mayor. 

Sect. 3. The hours of labor prescribed for, and the periods for meals 
allowed to, firemen under the provisions of chapter sixteen of the Revised 
Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chapter four of the Ordinances of 1917, 
shall not apply to the deputy, subordinates and employees of the wire 
division of the fire department herein created. 

Sect. 4. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section five in the clause establishing the salary of the fire 
commissioner by striking out the words "five thousand" and inserting in 
place thereof the words "seventy-five hundred." 

Sect. 5. Chapter thirty-eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved by Mayor, June 10, 1919. 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning the Licensing and Regulation of Jitneys. 

Repealed in 1921, 

Chap. 6, Ord. 1921-22 being substituted. 



CHAPTER 4. 

Concerning the Licensing and Regulations op Jitneys. 

Repealed in 1921, 

Chap. 6, Ord. 1921-22 being substituted. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning the Salaries of Officers at the County Jail. 

Section six of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended 
by chapter six of the Ordinances of 1916, and chapter one of the Ordinances 
of 1917, and chapter two of the Ordinances of 1918, is hereby further 
amended by striking out the whole of said section, and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 

Section 6. The officers of the county of Suffolk shaU be paid the salaries 
and allowances provided by law. 

The oflBcers connected with the county jail shall be paid salaries, as 
follows: The chief officer, twenty-three hundred and ten dollars per 
annum. The physician appointed by the sheriff, sixteen hundred and fifty 



152 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

dollars per annum. The first inside oflBcer and the clerk, each fifteen hun- 
dred and ninety-five dollars per annum. The steward, fifteen hundred 
and seventy dollars per annum. The second, third and fourth inside officers, 
each fourteen hundred dollars per annum. The other regularly employed 
oflficers, each fourteen hundred doUars per annum. The assistant clerk, 
twelve hundred dollars per annimi. The watchman and other necessary 
assistants, each thirteen hundred and twenty dollars per annum. The 
watchman-engineer in charge, thirty-seven dollars per week. The watch- 
men-engineers operating, thirty-three doUars per week. 

[Approved by Mayor, October 8, 1919. 



CHAPTER 6. 

Concerning the Salary of the Superintendent of Supplies. 

Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section five in the clause establishing the salary of the superintendent of 
supplies by striking out the word "three" and inserting in place thereof 
the word "six." [Approved by Mayor, January 31, 1920. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1920-21. 



CHAPTER 1. 
Concerning the Salaries of the First Assistant Assessors. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter five of the Ordinances of 1915, is hereby further 
amended in the clause establishing the salaries of assessors by striking out 
the words "the first assistant assessors, each six hundred dollars for street 
work and preparation therefor, and six hundred dollars for services on 
dooming board and for work on abatements and investigation," and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: "The first assistant assessors, each seven 
himdred and fifty dollars for street work and preparation therefor, and 
seven hundred and fifty dollars for services on dooming board and for work 
on abatements and investigations." 

This ordinance shall take effect April 1, 1920. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 14, 1920. 



CHAPTER 2. 

Concerning the Salaries op the Deputy Sealers of Weights and 

Measures. 
Section 1. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section five by striking out the clause establishing the salaries 
of the sealers of weights and measures and substituting the following 
clause: The sealer of weights and measures, three thousand dollars, and 
the twelve deputy sealers of weights and measures each such salary not 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1920-21. 153 

exceeding nineteen hundred dollars and not less than sixteen hundred 
dollars as may be fixed by the sealer of weights and measures with the 
approval of the mayor. 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with April 2, 1920. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 14, 1920, 



CHAPTER 3. 
Concerning the Salaries of Officers at the County Jail. 

Section six of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter six of the Ordinances of 1916, and chapter one of 
the Ordinances of 1917, and chapter two of the Ordinances of 1918, and 
chapter five of the Ordinances of 1919, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the whole of said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following : 

Section 6. The ofl5cers of the county of Suffolk shall be paid the salaries 
and allowances provided by law. 

The officers connected with the county jail shall be paid salaries as 
follows : 

The chief officer, twenty-five hundred dollars per annum. The physi- 
cian appointed by the sheriff, eighteen hundred dollars per annum. The 
chief clerk, seventeen hundred dollars per annum. The assistant clerk, 
fourteen hundred dollars per annum. The first inside officer, eighteen 
hundred dollars per annum. The stev/ard, eighteen hundred dollars per 
annum. The second, third and fourth inside officers, each sixteen hundred 
dollars per annum. The five regularly employed oflBcers, each sixteen 
hundred doUars per annum. All other ofiBcers and necessary assistants, 
each fifteen hundred dollars per annum. The watchman-engineer in charge, 
forty dollars per week. The watchmen-engineers operating, thirty-six 
dollars per week. The matron, one thousand dollars per annum. The first 
assistant matron, nine hundred dollars per annum. The five assistant 
matrons, each seven hundred dollars per annum. Two chaplains, each 
six hundred and sixty dollars per annum. One chaplain, two hundred 
and sixty-four dollars per annum. [Approved by Mayor, April 14, 1920. 



CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning the Licensing and Regulation of Jitneys. 

Repealed in 1921, 
Chap. 6, Ord. 1921-22 being substituted. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning the Salaries of Officers at the County Jail. 
Chapter three of the Ordinances of 1920, relative to the salaries of 
officers at the County Jail, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following words: "This ordinance shall take effect April 1, 1920." 

[Approved by Mayor, May 6, 1920. 



154 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHAPTER 6. 
Concerning Sweeping of Sidewalks. 
Chapter forty of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section forty by adding at the end of said section the following words: 

Nor shall any person between the hours of eight o'clock a. m. and seven 
o'clock p. m., in that portion of the City Proper lying north and east of 
Kneeland, Eliot, Charles, Beacon, Bowdoin, Green and Leverett streets, 
sweep any sidewalk unless such sidewalk is in such condition that dust will 
not be raised by such sweeping. [Approved by Mayor, June 16, 1920. 



CHAPTER 7. 

Establishing the Institutions Department. 

Section 1. The penal institutions department, the Boston infirmary 
department, the children's institutions department and the institutions 
registration department are hereby abohshed. All the rights, powers, 
duties and obligations of the said departments and of any officer, board or 
member thereof, are hereby transferred to and shall hereafter be exercised 
and performed by the institutions department established by this ordinance 
which shall be the lawful successor of the said departments. All em- 
ployees of the said departments shall as temporary appointees of the 
institutions department continue to perform their usual duties upon 
the same terms and conditions as heretofore until removed, appointed to 
positions in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, or trans- 
ferred to other departments. 

Sect. 2. The institutions department shall be under the supervision 
and control of a commissioner to be known as the commissioner of insti- 
tutions who shall be appointed by the mayor in accordance with the pro- 
visions governing appointments in chapter 486 of the Acts of 1909 and 
acts in amendment thereof, and who shall receive an annual salary of 
$7,500. 

Sect. 3. The commissioner shall be the executive and administrative 
head of the department and may organize said department in such divi- 
sions as he may find necessary for its proper conduct. 

Sect. 4. The mayor, subject to the provisions of Special Acts 1919, 
chapter 222, section 2, may appoint, and fix the compensation of, not 
more than two deputy commissioners, who shall act directly under the 
commissioner of institutions and perform such duties as the said com- 
missioner shall direct. 

Sect. 5. So much of this ordinance as relates to the appointment of 
the commissioner of institutions shall take effect upon its passage; all 
other provisions shall take effect when such appointment becomes opera- 
tive. All ordinances and parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed. [Approved by Mayor, August 25, 1920. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1920-21. 155 

CHAPTER 8. 
Concerning the Salary op the Soldiers' Relief Commissioner. 

Section 1. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of nineteen 
hundred and fourteen is hereby amended in section five in the clause 
establishing the salary of the soldiers' relief commissioner by striking out 
the words "thirty-five hundred" and inserting in place thereof the words 
"five thousand." 

Sect. 2. The salary of five thousand dollars to be received by John E. 
Oilman, the present soldiers' rehef commissioner, shall be so allowed 
from August first, nineteen hundred and twenty. 

[Approved by Mayor, August 25, 1920. 



CHAPTER 9. 
Concerning the Salary of the Superintendent of Printing. 
Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, is hereby amended 
in section five, in the clause establishing the salary of the superintendent 
of printing, by striking out the words "four thousand doUars" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words "five thousand dollars." 

[Approved by Mayor, September 8, 1920, 



CHAPTER 10. 
Concerning Fees for Builders' Licenses. 

Section 1. Section 8 of chapter 8 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is 
hereby amended by striking out said section and substituting the follow- 
ing: 

Section 8. The board shall issue a license to each person so certified by 
the board to the btulding commissioner. All licenses hereafter issued, or 
issued less than one year prior to the passage of this ordinance, shall 
expire in one year from the date of issuance; and aU licenses issued more 
than one year prior to the passage of this ordinance shaU expire on the 
date in the year 1921, corresponding to the date in the year of issuance. 
The board may renew a license upon any expiration thereof, for the 
further period of one year from the date of renewal, with or without re- 
examination, as the board may determine. The fees to be paid to the 
board for such licenses and renewals shall be as follows: 

New license, five (5) dollars; and each yearly renewal thereof two (2) 
dollars. 

The first renewal of a license heretofore granted, five (5) doUars; and 
each yearly renewal thereof two (2) dollars. 

Special license, one (1) dollar. 

The fees received by the board shall be paid to the city collector at 
least once a week. [Approved by Mayor, September 22, 1920, 



156 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHAPTER 11. 

Concerning Itinerant Vendors' Licenses. 

Section 1. Every itinerant vendor, whether principal or agent, author- 
ized by state license to do business in this commonwealth, before making 
any sales of goods, wares and merchandise in the city of Boston, shall 
make application for a local Ucense to the city clerk stating the names, 
residences and places of business of the owners or parties in whose interest 
said business is conducted, and shall at the same time file with the city 
clerk a true statement, under oath, of the average quantity and value of 
the stock of goods, wares, and merchandise kept or intended to be kept or 
exposed by him for sale. The city clerk shaU submit said statement to 
the assessors who shall forthwith make an examination and valuation of 
such goods, wares and merchandise and transmit a certificate thereof to the 
city clerk. 

Sect. 2. Upon the payment of a fee equivalent to the taxes assessable 
under the last preceding tax levy upon an amoimt of property equal to the 
valuation certified by the board of assessors as provided for in section one 
of this ordinance, the city clerk shall issue to the itinerant vendor a license 
authorizing the sale of such goods, wares and merchandise within the city 
of Boston. Such license shall remain in force so long as the licensee shall 
continuously keep and expose for sale in the city of Boston such stock of 
goods, wares and merchandise, but not later than the first day of May 
following its date of issuance. Every itinerant vendor Ucensed under this 
ordinance shall also execute a bond to the city of Boston in the sum of 
$500, with two suflScient sureties, conditioned for faithful observance of 
this ordinance. 

Sect. 3. Every itinerant vendor who is granted a hcense under the pro- 
visions of this ordinance shall exhibit the same at all times, while in force, 
in some conspicuous part of the place of business for which it is issued. 

Sect. 4. The term "itinerant vendor" for the purposes of this ordi- 
nance shall be the same as defined in sections one and two of chapter 65 of 
the Revised Laws of Massachusetts as amended by chapter 120 of the Gen- 
eral Acts of 1916 and chapter 237 of the General Acts of 1917, and shall 
include any person, either principal or agent, who engages in a temporary 
or transient business in this city, and who, for the purpose of carrying on 
such business, hires, leases or occupies a building or structure for the 
exhibition and sale of such goods, wares and merchandise. The provi- 
sions of this ordinance, however, shall not apply to sales by commercial 
travelers, or by selling agents to dealers in the usual course of business, 
nor to sales of goods, wares and merchandise by any person, either principal 
or agent, who engages in temporary or transient business within the city 
and who has paid taxes upon his stock in trade during the current year, 
nor to hawkers and peddlers as defined by the laws of this commonwealth 
and the ordinances of the city of Boston. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1920-21. 157 

Sect. 5. Any person, association or corporation who shall engage in 
the business of an itinerant vendor, as herein defined, without having 
secured a license for that purpose as provided in this ordinance, or neg- 
lects or refuses to file the statement described in section one of this ordi- 
nance, or makes a false or fraudulent representation in said statement, or 
who, having secured such license, shall thereafter fail to pay the sum 
required herein, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction 
thereof shall be subject to a fine of twenty dollars for each day during 
which such goods, wares or merchandise are kept or exposed for sale. 

[Approved by Mayor, September 22, 1920. 



CHAPTER 12. 

CONCEENING THE INVESTMENT OP TkUST FuNDS. 

Chapter thirty-six of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended 
by striking out section four in said chapter, and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 

Section 4- The treasurer, unless the donors have otherwise directed, 
shall receive aU properties given, devised or bequeathed to, or deposited 
with, the city for any specific purpose, and shall use the same, or the income 
thereof, as designated in the gift, devise, bequest or deposit. If the income 
only is to be used, he shall hold the properties as permanent funds. He 
shall invest and keep invested the said permanent funds in bonds, notes or 
scrip of the United States or of the commonwealth or of any city or town 
within the commonwealth, or in mortgage notes secured in each case by a 
first mortgage on real estate used for human habitation and not in excess 
of fifty per cent of the assessed valuation of such real estate. For the 
purpose of investment and reinvestment he shall have power from time to 
time in his discretion to sell or exchange any of the securities of which any 
of the said permanent funds consist, but all purchases, exchanges and 
sales shall be with the written approval of the mayor. 

[Approved by Mayor, October 27, 1920. 



CHAPTER 13. 

Consolidating the Cemetery Department with the Park and 
Recreation Department and Changing the Name of the Latter 
Department to the Park Department. 
Section 1. The name of the park and recreation department is hereby 
changed to the park department and the title of the commissioners of the 
park and recreation department is hereby changed to that of park com- 
missioners. 

Sect. 2. The cemetery department is hereby consohdated with the 
park department and placed under the charge of the park commissioners. 



158 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Sect. 3. The park commissioners shall exercise the powers and perform 
the duties now provided by statute or ordinance to be exercised and per- 
formed by the trustees of the cemetery department and by the park and 
recreation commissioners. 

Sect. 4. The park commissioners shall create a division to be known 
as the cemetery division of the park department. 

Sect. 5. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section three by striking out in the ninth Une thereof the words 
"the cemetery department secretary, five thousand dollars" and by 
striking out in the twelfth line thereof the words "and recreation," so that 
said clause shall read "the park department secretary, three thousand 
dollars." Said chapter three is further amended in section five by striking 
out the words "The park and recreation commissioners, the chairman five 
thousand dollars and the deputy commissioner not more than forty-two 
hundred dollars" and by inserting in place thereof a new clause, as follows; 
"The park commissioners, the chairman seven thousand dollars, and 
deputy commissioner not more than forty-two himdred dollars." 

Sect. 6. Chapter two of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section one by striking out in the second paragraph thereof the 
words "one park and recreation commissioner," and by inserting in place 
thereof the words "one park commissioner" and by striking out in the 
seventh paragraph thereof the words "one cemetery trustee." 

Sect. 7. Chapter twenty-four of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is 
hereby amended by striking out the title thereof and inserting in its place 
the following: ' 'Park department" and by striking out in the first line of 
section one the words "and recreation." Section one is further amended 
by striking out in the seventh Une thereof of the word "five" and inserting 
in its place the word "seven." Section two of said chapter twenty-four is 
hereby amended by striking out the word "and" in the fifth line thereof 
and inserting in its place a comma, and by adding at the end of said section 
the words "and the trustees of the cemetery department." 

Sect. 8. Chapter nine of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended by striking out the title thereof and inserting in its place the 
following: ' 'Cemetery division of the park department" and by striking out 
section one and inserting in its place the following new section: 

"Section 1. The cemetery division of the park department shall be 
under the charge of the board of park commissioners who shall exercise 
the powers and perform the duties provided by statute for the cemetery 
department." 

Sect. 9. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved by Mayor, November 10, 1920. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1921-22. 159 

Enacted in the Municipal Year, 1921-22. 



CHAPTER 1. 



Concerning the Salaries of the Building Commissioner, Auditor, 
Collector, Treasurer, and Superintendent of Public Buildings. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended by striking out in the clause estabUshing the salary of the building 
commissioner the word "five" and inserting in place thereof the word 
"six"; by striking out in the clause estabHshing the salary of the auditor 
the word "six" and inserting in place thereof the word "seven"; by 
striking out in the clause estabHshing the salary of the collector the word 
"five" and inserting in place thereof the word "six"; by striking out in the 
clause establishing the salary of the treasurer the word "five" and inserting 
in place thereof the word "six"; and by striking out in the clause establish- 
ing the salary of the superintendent of public buildings the word "thirty- 
six" and inserting in place thereof the word "forty-five." 

[Approved by Mayor, April 21, 1921. 



CHAPTER 2. 



Concerning the Bonding of Subordinates in the Treasury 
Department. 

Section one of chapter thirty-six of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "each" in the ninth hno, the 
words "and from all other permanent employees not less than five thousand 
dollars," so that said section one, when so amended, shall read as follows: 

Section 1. The treasury department shall be under the charge of the 
city treasurer, who shall require from his subordinates, for the faithful 
performance of their respective duties and for the safe custody of the 
money and other property intrusted to them, bonds to himself as obligee, 
with sureties satisfactory to the mayor, with penal sums as follows, namely, 
from the cashier, not less than twenty thousand dollars; from the tellers 
and paymasters, not less than ten thousand dollars each; and from all 
other permanent employees not less than five thousand dollars; shall 
receive, receipt for, and have the care and custody of, the current funds of 
the city from the time the same shall come into his possession, and also of 
all money, property, and securities which may come into his possession by 
virtue of any statute or ordinance, or as a gift, devise, bequest, or deposit; 
may deposit any portion of such current funds in such national bank or 
banks estabhshed in Boston, or such trust company or companies organized 
under the laws of Massachusetts and doing a banking business in Boston, 
and on such conditions and rates of interest, as he shall deem best, subject 
to the approval of the mayor, provided, however, that the amount of such 



160 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

deposit in any bank or trust company shall not exceed fifty per cent of its 
paid up capital; shall, with the mayor and city auditor, sign all bonds and 
certificates of indebtedness issued by the city, shall preserve all bids for 
loans and papers relating thereto; and shall, if elected, serve as treasurer 
of the board of sinking funds commissioners. 

[Approved by Mayor, April SI, 1921. 



CHAPTER 3. 
Concerning the Removal of Refuse. 

Section one of chapter twenty-eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, 
as amended by chapter three of the Ordinances of 1916 and chapter two 
of the Ordinances of 1917, is hereby further amended by striking out in 
the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth lines the words "grass, garden refuse, 
leaves," so that the said section, as amended, shall read as foUows: 

Section 1. The department of pubUc works shall be imder the charge 
of the commissioner of public works, who shall be a civil engineer of recog- 
nized standing in his profession; shall construct all streets and sewers; 
shall have discretionary power as to the grades, materials and other 
particulars of construction of streets, sidewalks and sewers; shall have 
charge of and keep clean and in good condition and repair the streets, 
all sewer systems under the control of the city and the catch-basins in the 
streets connected with the sewers; shall keep the streets properly watered; 
shall remove and dispose of, at the expense of the public works depart- 
ment, all refuse from buildings occupied by the city except those under the 
control of the school committee; shall remove and dispose of the following 
classes of refuse from dwelling houses and from housekeeping apartments 
or tenements, when it is placed in yards or areas so as to be easUy removed, 
free of charge to the producers of such refuse and to the owners and occu- 
pants of such dwelling houses, apartments and tenements, viz., swill and 
kitchen garbage, dust and sweepings, ashes from fires used wholly or prin- 
cipally for heating or cooking, waste paper, cardboard, string, packing 
materials, sticks, rags, waste leather and rubber, boxes, barrels, broken 
furniture and other similar light or combustible refuse; tins, bottles, jars, 
broken glass, broken crockery, bones, shells, waste or broken metals and 
all other similar heavy or incombustible refuse. But the department shall 
not be required to take any such refuse from hotels, apartment hotels, 
restaurants, shops, stores, or from any other building whatever except 
those first hereinbefore enmnerated and except buildings occupied by the 
city. The department shall not so take the refuse of manufacturing or 
mercantile business, or dead animals, manure, plaster, building materials, 
earth or stones except from premises occupied by the city, but the depart- 
ment may take and dispose of any refuse upon payment by the producer 
thereof to the city of such compensation as the commissioner shall from 
time to time prescribe. The commissioner shall, on the fifteenth day of 
each month, send to the city auditor detailed bills of all material, tools and 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1921-22. 161 

machinery furnished by either of the divisions of the department to any 
other division or for any special work. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 27, 1921. 



CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning the Salary of the Budget Commissioner. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter three of the Ordinances of 1917, is hereby amended 
in the clause estabUshing the salary of the budget commissioner by striking 
out the words "five thousand" and inserting in place thereof the words 
"six thousand." [Approved by Mayor, May 4, 1921. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning the Control op Building Operations. 
Chapter 8 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chapter 10 
of the Ordinances of 1920, is hereby further amended by striking out 
section 5, and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Section 5. All work of construction, alteration, removal or tearing 
down of buildings or structures in the city of Boston shall, hereafter, be 
under the charge, control and personal supervision of a licensed mechanic, 
qualified by education, training or experience for the performance of that 
duty in a manner which shall preserve public safety and conform to the laws, 
ordinances, rules and regulations relating to the construction, alteration, 
removal or tearing down of buildings and structures in the city of Boston. 

[Approved by Mayor, October 5, 1921. 



CHAPTER 6. 

Concerning the Licensing and Regulation op Jitneys. 

Section 1. No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business 
of operating a motor vehicle or motor vehicles, except trackless trolley 
vehicles, so called, upon any public street or way in the city of Boston 
for the carriage of passengers for hire in such manner as to afford a means of 
transportation similar to that afforded by a street railway, without first 
obtaining from the city council a license to engage in such business, and 
unless such hcense is in force according to the provisions of and subject 
to this ordinance. Such license shall remain in force vmtil revoked by 
order of the city council. The fee for such Ucense shaU be five dollars. 
Wherever the word "Hcensee" is used in this ordinance it shall mean the 
person, firm, or corporation licensed vmder this section. 

Sect. 2. No licensee shall so operate any such motor vehicle except 
between such termini and over such route and with such stopping places 
as shall be specified by the city council in the license granted imder the 



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provisions of section one, and, except in case of emergency, the licensee 
shall not deviate from the specijfications of said license without the approval 
of the city council. 

Sect. 3. No licensee shall charge, demand, collect or receive a greater, 
or less, or different compensation for the transportation of passengers or 
for any service in connection therewith, than the rates, fares and charges 
applicable to such transportation as specified in the license granted by the 
city council. 

Sect. 4. No such license shall be issued or become operative until the 
licensee shall have filed with the city clerk either a bond of a surety com- 
pany approved by the city treasurer, conditioned to pay any final judgment 
against the principal named therein for any injury to person or property, 
or damage for causing the death of any person, by reason of any negligence 
or unlawful act on the part of the principal named in said bond, his or its 
agents, employees or drivers, in the use or operation of any such vehicle, 
or an automobile liability insurance policy of the commercial type, accom- 
panied by a bond with surety approved by the city treasurer, conditioned 
to make pajonent as required by such policy even though the insurance com- 
pany receives no notice or information of the accident causing the damage 
or injury from the assured, his employees, agents or servants. The bond, 
or the insurance policy and the bond accompanying such policy, shall be 
in a sufficient sum to cover each and every vehicle operated by the licensee 
in accordance with the following schedule: 

For a vehicle having a seating capacity of five persons or less — $5,000. 

For a vehicle having a seating capacity of six or more persons — $5,000 
and $500 additional for each passenger seat in excess of five. 

Provided, however, that a bond, or an insurance policy and bond, of 
$25,000 shall be deemed sufficient to cover all the vehicles operated by any 
one licensee. 

Sect. 5. No person shall drive, operate, or be in charge of any such 
motor vehicle in any public street, way, or place, without first obtaining, 
in addition to the chauffeur's license issued by the Massachusetts Depart- 
ment of Public Works, a special annual license from the street commissioners, 
and unless both of said licenses are in force. The special license granted 
by the street commissioners shall be upon such terms and conditions as 
the street commissioners may deem proper to impose and shall be granted 
only to a person licensed under section one of this ordinance or to an 
employee of a person, firm or corporation so licensed. 

Sect. 6. No licensee shall operate by himself or by his agents or 
employees any such motor vehicle unless it has been inspected and licensed 
annually by the street commissioners. The fee for such license shall be 
five dollars for each vehicle. 

Sect. 7. Every licensee shall file with the street commissioners: 

(a.) A schedule of operation in conformity with section twelve hereof, 
showing the effective date thereof, the time of arrival and departiu"e from 
and at all termini, and the time of departure from important intermediate 
points. 



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(b.) A schedule or tariff showing the passenger fares to be charged under 
the license granted by the city coiuacil between the several points or locali- 
ties and the principal intermediate points to be served. 

(c.) The seating capacity, according to its trade rating, of each motor 
vehicle which it is proposed to operate. 

If the motor vehicle has been adapted for use as a bus either by convert- 
ing a freight-carrying truck into a passenger-carrying vehicle, or by recon- 
structing, modifying or adding to the body or seating arrangements of a 
passenger-carrying motor vehicle, a statement of the seating capacity shall 
be added. 

Sect. 8. No such motor vehicle shall be used or operated without a 
printed sign thereon stating the termini of the route, the fare to be charged, 
and the license nmnber, which sign shall be so printed and attached to the 
motor vehicle as to be plainly visible to persons on the street, or without a 
printed sign thereon showing the schedule of service filed and in effect at 
the time, which sign shall be so printed and attached to the said motor 
vehicle as to be plainly visible to passengers boarding such motor vehicle. 

Sect. 9. The license issued for such motor vehicle shall designate the 
number of passengers, exclusive of the operator, the licensee is authorized 
to carry in said vehicle, and no person driving or in charge of said vehicle 
shall take on or suffer or permit any more persons to ride or to be carried 
thereon at any one time than the number designated in the license, or 
permit any person to stand inside or to stand or sit upon any running 
board, steps, fender, dash or hood thereof, or permit any person to ride 
on such motor vehicle outside the body thereof; provided, however, that in 
addition to the number of passengers which said motor vehicle by the 
terms of its license is permitted to carry, children under seven years of 
age may be carried therein, in arms, or seated on the laps of adult persons 
accompanying them, but no passenger with a child in arms Or seated on the 
lap shaU be permitted on any front seat of the vehicle. 

Sect. 10. The licensee shall not reconstruct, materially alter, modify, 
or add to the body or seating arrangements of any such motor vehicle after 
the license thereof is issued without first applying for and receiving the 
consent of the street commissioners. 

Sect. 11. No license for such motor vehicle shall be transferable or 
applicable to any other motor vehicle than that specified therein, provided, 
however, that the street commissioners may revise said license in accordance 
with the provisions of this ordinance, so that under said license as revised 
another motor vehicle may be substituted for one previously covered. 

Sect. 12. The schedule of operation filed by the licensee with his 
application for said license shall provide for the regular operation of a 
motor vehicle between the termini and over the route designated in the 
license. The licensee shall regularly operate a motor vehicle in substantial 
accordance with the schedule of operation filed and in effect at the time, 
except in cases of accidents, breakdowns, or other controlling emergency, 
shall operate such motor vehicle to the terminus of the route before turning 
around, and shall not operate nor permit to be operated any such motor 



164 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

vehicle off or away from the route stated and fixed in the license for the 
operation of such motor vehicle except in case of controlling emergency. 
Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the operation, in addition 
to the service described in the schedule on file and in effect at the time, of 
special or extra trips over said route and between said termini during 
certain hours or on special occasions. 

Sect. 13. No person operating any motor vehicle so licensed shall 
refuse to carry any person offering himself or herself at any regular stopping 
place for carriage, unless the seats of such vehicle are fully occupied, or 
imless such person is in an intoxicated condition, or conducting himself in 
a boisterous or disorderly manner, or is using profane language. 

Sect. 14. No motor vehicle so Ucensed shall be operated from one 
half hour after sunset till one half hour before sunrise, with the top and 
curtains of said vehicle up, or while said vehicle is otherwise enclosed, 
unless there be sufficient light provided to adequately light the whole of 
the interior of said vehicle; and all motor vehicles so licensed with a seating 
capacity of more than seven passengers shall come to a full stop immediately 
before crossing the tracks of any railroad at grade. 

Sect. 15. Every such motor vehicle shall be equipped with a suitable 
horn or other similar warning device, with a standard speedometer, and with 
a liquid fire extinguisher of a design or type approved by the street com- 
missioners, and such horn, speedometer and fire extinguisher shall be kept 
in satisfactory operating condition at all times. Every such motor vehicle 
shall, when leaving either terminus, be equipped with at least one extra 
serviceable tire, and shall at all times carry and maintain in good working 
order a set of skid chains, which shall be applied to the rear wheels when 
such vehicle is operated in any street or pubUc place where there is snow 
or ice, or during other weather conditions when the application of such 
chains is necessary to prevent skidding. 

Sect. 16. No person operating any motor vehicle so licensed shall 
collect fares, make change or take on or discharge passengers while such 
vehicle is in motion; nor shall he have a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe in 
his possession while any passenger is being carried therein, nor drink any 
intoxicating beverage or use morphine, cocaine, opium or other harmful 
drug of any kind, or be imder the influence thereof while engaged in 
operating such vehicle. 

Sect. 17. Every licensee shall immediately report fully, in writing, 
to the city clerk, the time, place, and cause of any fatal accident or any 
injury to a passenger or other person, and of any accident resulting in 
substantial damage to property, in which he or any motor vehicle or opera- 
tor under his control is involved. 

Sect. 18. The street commissioners may suspend or revoke any license 
granted for such motor vehicle, and any license issued by them to any 
person to drive or operate such vehicles, for violation of any law of the 
commonwealth in relation to the operation of motor vehicles, or for violation 
of any ordinance or street traffic regulations, or for violation of any of the 
rules, restrictions, requirements or regulations herein prescribed, or for 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1921-22. 165 

any other cause deemed by said street commissioners, in the exercise of 
reasonable discretion, to be suflSeient. 

Sect. 19. Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision 
of this ordinance shall be subject to a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars 
for each offense. 

Sect. 20. Chapter three of the Ordinances of 1919, chapter four of the 
Ordinances of 1919, and chapter fom- of the Ordinances of 1920, are hereby 
repealed. [Approved by Mayor, October 20, 1921. 



CHAPTER 7. 
Concerning the Salaries op the Election Commissioners. 
Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section five by striking out the clause relating to the salaries of the election 
commissioners and inserting in place thereof the following: "The election 
commissioners, the chairman, forty-five hundred dollars, the secretary, 
four thousand doUars, and the two other commissioners, each thirty-five 
hundred dollars." [Approved by Mayor, December 13, 1921. 



CHAPTER 8. 
Changing the Name of the Boston Consumptives' Hospital to the 
Boston Sanatorium. 
The name of the Boston Consumptives' Hospital is hereby changed to 
the Boston Sanatorium, and the Revised Ordinances are hereby amended 
by striking out the words "Consumptives' Hospital" wherever they may 
appear, and substituting therefor the words "Boston Sanatorium." 

[Approved by Mayor, January 18, 1922. 



CHAPTER 9. 
Concerning Contracts Made bt the City. 

Section 1. No contract shall be made by the city except with, — 

(a) individual citizens of the United States; 

(6) corporations or other legal associations wherein the controlling 
interest to the extent of at least over one-half thereof is owned by a citizen 
or citizens of the United States, 

Sect. 2. No person other than a citizen of the United States shall be 
employed on any public work being done by, — 

(o) the City of Boston; 

(&) any contractor with the City of Boston; 

(c) any subcontractor with such contractor; 
except that persons not such citizens may be employed in the manner and 
under the conditions set forth in the following section. 

Sect. 3. Whenever no citizens of the United States competent to 
perform the work in question can be had at the prevailing and customary 



166 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

rate of wages, the head of the department having charge of the work in 
question, with the written approval of the mayor, may issue a written 
authorization for the emplo3Tnent of such number of persons other than 
citizens for such time as may be necessary to do the work, provided that no 
such authorization shall be issued except after compUance with the pro- 
visions of the following section. 

Sect. 4. Before issuing the written authorization provided for in the 
preceding section, the head of the department having charge of the work 
or contract shall give one or more public hearings and shall satisfy himself 
and certify in writing that the facts exist which warrant the issuance of 
such authorization. Where the employment is to be by a contractor or 
subcontractor he shall require a written statement from such contractor 
or subcontractor to such facts sworn to before a justice of the peace. 

Sect. 5. It shall be the duty of all heads of departments to cause 
suitable inspection to be made of all work for which they are severally 
responsible to ensure compliance with the provision of this ordinance, and 
also to call all breaches thereof to the attention of the proper authorities 
for prosecution. 

Sect. 6. Any person, firm or corporation, violating any section of this 
ordinance shall be subject to a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars for 
each offence and a separate offence shall be regarded as committed for 
every day during which such person, firm or corporation shall continue such 
violation. 

Sect. 7. All contracts hereafter made by the city shall contain suitable 
provisions requiring contractors and subcontractors to comply with the 
terms of this ordinance and providing that no recovery shall be had on 
such contracts or subcontracts either against the city or any other p)erson 
if a breach of this ordinance has been estabUshed. 

[Approved by Mayor, January 26, 1922. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1922-23. 



CHAPTER 1. 
Concerning the Transit Department. 
Chapter three of the ordinances of nineteen hundred and eighteen is 
hereby amended by striking out section one and substituting therefor the 
following new section: 

Section 1. The transit department shall be under the charge of a 
board of three commissioners, appointed by the mayor, for the term of one 
year each, one of whom he shall designate as chairman. The chairman 
shaU receive a salary of seven thousand five hundred dollars a year; the 
other members shall receive each a salary of five thousand dollars a year. 
The board shall appoint a secretary, engineers, subordinates and employees, 
define their powers and duties, and fix the amovmt of their compensation. 

[Approved by Mayor, March 14, 192S. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1922-23. 167 

CHAPTER 2. 
Relative to the Deputy Commissioner op Public Works. 

Section one of chapter twenty-eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, 
as amended by chapter three of the Ordinances of 1916, chapter two of the 
Ordinances of 1917, and chapter three of the Ordinances of 1921, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the following: 

The commissioner may, from time to time, by a writing approved by the 
mayor and deposited with the city auditor, designate, for such period as 
may be specified therein, one of his division engineers to be deputy com- 
missioner. The deputy commissioner shall have authority, by virtue of 
such designation, to approve and sign biUs, drafts, pay roUs, and requisi- 
tions, and to perform such other routine duties as the commissioner may 
require, but shall not have authority to make any permanent appointments 
nor to make contracts, except in the absence of the commissioner, and then 
only under a separate authorization under section twenty-two of chapter 
three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914. 

[Approved by Mayor, March 28, 1922. 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning the Salary of the Superintendent of Markets. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in the clause establishing the salary of the superintendent of 
markets by striking out the words "three thousand" and inserting in place 
thereof the words "four thousand." 

[Approved by Mayor, March 28, 1922. 



CHAPTER 4. 

Establishing the Boston Conservation Bureau. 

Section 1. There shall be a conservation bureau consisting of nine 
members appointed by the mayor, three of whom shall be appointed for a 
period ending May 1, 1923, three for a period ending May 1, 1924, and 
three for a period ending May 1, 1925. The chairman shall be designated 
by the mayor. Thereafter beginning with the year 1923, three members 
shall be appointed annually for a term of three years from the first day of 
May in the year of appointment. Any vacancy that shall occur shall be 
filled in like manner for the balance of the unexpired term. The members 
shall serve without compensation. 

Sect. 2. The bureau shall from time to time make such recommendation 
to the mayor as in their opinion will be conducive to the conservation of 
human life and the promotion of public health. 

Sect. 3. The bureau may appoint such additional persons as in its judg- 
ment it may deem necessary, who shall be designated as advisory members, 
but in no case shall the said advisory members consist of more than one 
hundred. 

[Approved by Mayor, September 19, 1922. 



168 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning Park Frontages in the City of Boston. 

Section 1. No building hereafter erected or altered upon land within 
a distance of one hundred feet from any park or parkway in the city of 
Boston, excepting, however, Boston Common and the PubHc Garden and 
Commonwealth avenue, from its junction with Beacon street to the divid- 
ing line between the city of Newton and the city of Boston, shall be used 
for a livery or pubhc stable or public garage, or for any mechanical, mer- 
cantile or manufacturing purposes, nor exceed five stories in height above 
the basement or cellar nor exceed seventy feet in height from the mean 
grade of the edgestone or sidewalk in front to the ceiling of the extreme 
upper story (excepting churches or chapels), and no roof shall be used for 
laimdry or clothes-drying purposes. 

Sect. 2. No building or structure shall hereafter be erected or altered 
within a distance of one hundred feet from park or parkway in the city 
of Boston, without permission in writing having first been obtained from 
the park commissioners of the city of Boston. 

Sect. 3. On lands abutting upon parks and parkways and to a distance 
of one himdred feet therefrom, from the Fens to Franklin Park, both 
inclusive, no wooden house arranged for more than one family, nor wooden 
block consisting of more than two houses, nor wooden house or block stand- 
ing at a distance less than five feet from the side line of the lot upon which 
the same is placed, and no wooden house costing less than five thousand 
dollars, nor brick or stone house costing less than seven thousand dollars, 
nor apartment house costing less than four thousand doUars per suite of 
apartments, exclusive in each case of the cost of the land, shall be erected 
or placed upon said premises. 

Sect. 4. On land abutting upon parks and parkways and to a distance 
of one hundred feet therefrom, on the Dorchesterway and Strandway, no 
wooden house of more than three stories, nor wooden block consisting of 
more than two stories, nor wooden house or block standing at a distance 
less than five feet from the side line of the lot upon which the same is placed, 
and no wooden house costing less than four thousand dollars, nor brick or 
stone house costing less than six thousand doUars, nor wooden apartment 
house of two stories costing less than five thousand dollars, nor wooden 
apartment house of three stories costing less than six thousand dollars, nor 
apartment house of brick or stone costing less than three thousand doUars 
per suite of apartments, exclusive in each case of the cost of the land, shall 
be erected or placed upon said premises. 

Sect. 5. No building shall be erected or placed upon premises within 
twenty feet from the exterior line of parks and parkways, from and includ- 
ing the Fens to Perkins street; and no building shall be erected or placed 
upon said premises within twenty-five feet from the exterior fine of said 
parks and parkways from Perkins street to and including Franldin Park; 
-provided, that steps, windows, porticos and other usual projections appurte- 
nant to the front wall of a building are to be allowed in this reserved space 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1922-23. 169 

of twenty and twenty-five feet respectively, subject to the following limita- 
tions, viz.: First, that no projections of any kind (other than doorsteps 
and balustrades connected therewith, and also cornices and roof of the 
building) shall extend more than five feet from the rear line of the aforesaid 
space; provided, however, that outside the building limits piazzas pro- 
jecting not more than ten feet shall be permitted within the reserve space 
from the Fens to Frankhn Park; second, that no projections in the nature 
of a bay window, comer-bay, circular front, or octagon front, with the 
foundation waU sustaining the same (such foundation wall being a projec- 
tion of the front wall), will be allowed (excepting oriel windows above the 
first story on a street corner), unless any horizontal sections of such pro- 
jections would fall within the external lines of trapezoids, the sum of whose 
bases upon the rear line of the aforesaid space does not exceed seven tenths 
of the whole front of the building, and the base of any one of which trape- 
zoids does not exceed eighteen feet, and whose side lines make an angle of 
forty-five degrees with the base; and each house in a block shall be con- 
sidered a separate building within the meaning of this Umitation. 

Sect 6. No building shall be erected or placed upon premises within 
twenty feet from the exterior line of parks and parkways, on the Dorchester- 
way and Strandway; provided, that steps, windows, porticos and other 
usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building are to be 
allowed in this reserved space of twenty feet, subject to the following hmi- 
tations, viz.: First, that no projections of any kind (other than doorsteps 
and balustrades connected therewith, and also piazzas projecting not more 
than eight feet) shall extend more than five feet from the rear line of the 
aforesaid space; second, that no projections in the nature of a bay window, 
comer bay, circular front, or octagon front, with the foundation wall sus- 
taining the, same (such foundation wall being a projection of the front wall), 
will be allowed (excepting oriel windows above the first story on a street 
comer), unless any horizontal sections of such projections would fall within 
the external lines of trapezoids, the sum of whose bases upon the rear line 
of the aforesaid space does not exceed seven tenths of the whole front of the 
building, and the base of any one of which trapezoids does not exceed 
eighteen feet, and whose side lines make an angle of forty-five degrees with 
the base; and each house in a block shall be considered a separate building 
within the meaning of this Hmitation. 

Sect. 7. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved by Mayor, October 13, 1922. 



CHAPTER 6. 

Concerning the Secretary of the Statistics Department. 
Section 1. Section one of chapter thirty-three of the Revised Ordi- 
nances of nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by adding in 
the second Une thereof after the word "trustees," the following: — • "one of 
whom shall be chosen by the board as secretary," so that said section one, 
ais amended, shall read as follows: Section 1. The statistics department 



170 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

shall be under the charge of a board of five trustees, one of whom shaU be 
chosen by the board as secretary, who shall collect, compile, and publish 
such statistics relating to the city of Boston, and such statistics of other 
cities for purposes of comparison, as they may deem of public importance. 
Sect. 2. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 
nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by adding at the end of 
said section the following: — • "The secretary of the statistics department, 
thirty-three hundred doUars. " 

[Approved by Acting Mayor, October 25, 1922. 



CHAPTER 7. 

Concerning Avenue Louis Pasteur. 

Avenue Louis Pasteur, from Longwood avenue to the Fenway, is hereby 

placed under the care, control and custody of the park commissioners, 

and aU rules, regulations or ordinances, now in force or hereafter adopted, 

relating to parks or parkways shall apply to said avenue. 

[Approved by Mayor, November 2, 1922. 



CHAPTER 8. 

Concerning the Salary of the Soldiers' Relief Commissioner. 

Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chapter 
eight of the Ordinances of 1920, is hereby further amended in the clause 
estabUshing the salary of the soldiers' reUef commissioner, by striking out 
the words "five thousand" and inserting in place thereof the words "six 
thousand." [Approved by Mayor, November 28, 1922. 



CHAPTER 9. 

Concerning the Price op the "City Record." 
Section two of chapter thirty-three of the Revised Ordinances of nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen is hereby amended by striking out in the sixth 
line the word "five" and inserting in place thereof the word "ten" and 
by striking out in the same line the words "one doUar" and inserting in 
place thereof the words "two doUars," so that said section as amended 
shall read as foUows, — ■ Section 2. The board shall pubUsh the City 
Record once a week, and shall distribute and sell it under the direction 
of the mayor. The City Record shall contain all matters required by 
statute to be published therein and such other matters as the mayor may 
direct. The price for single copies shall be ten cents, and the yearly 
subscription price shall be two doUars, payable in advance. The price 
to be paid by departments for advertising therein shaU be fixed by the 
city auditor with the approval of the mayor. The sums so received shaU 
be used to defray the expenses of said pubhcation. 

[Approved by Mayor, January 16, 1923. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1923-24. 171 

CHAPTER 10. 
Concerning the Shutting Off of Water. 
Chapter 28 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby amended in 
section 22 by inserting after the word "necessary" in line 16 the following: 
provided, however, that if it is represented to the department that the 
life of any tenant would be endangered by shutting off the water, and if 
a physician designated by the city so reports, the water shall not be shut 
off while such conditions exist. 

[Approved by Mayor, January 18, 1923, 



CHAPTER 11. 
Concerning the Hours op Labor of Firemen. 

Section 1. The fire commissioner is hereby authorized and directed 
to arrange the officers and members of the fire department into two bodies 
or platoons, which shall be designated as a day force and a night force, 
and the day force and night force shall alternate on tours of duty every 
third day. 

Sect. 2. The hours of duty of the day force shall be from eight o'clock 
ante meridian to six o'clock post meridian, and the hours of duty of the 
night force shall be from six o'clock post meridian to eight o'clock ante 
meridian ; provided, that on every third day, for the purpose of alternating 
the day force with the night force and vice versa, the number of hours of 
duty herein stated may be exceeded, but one force shall be at Uberty at 
all times, except as otherwise provided in section 3 of this ordinance. 

Sect. 3. In case of a conflagration, the officer or board having charge 
of the fire-fighting force shall have full authority to summon and keep 
on duty any or all of the members of the fire-fighting force while the 
conflagration continues. 

Sect. 4. The provision of this ordinance shall not repeal, affect or 
change any rule, order or ordinance now in force relating to the fire de- 
partment, or the officers or members thereof, except as herein specified. 

Sect. 5. All ordinances affecting the meal hours or days off of the 
members of the fire department are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 6. This ordinance shall take effect February 1, 1924. 

[Approved by Mayor, February 16, 1923. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1923-24. 



CHAPTER 1. 
Concerning the Salary of the Election Commissioners. 
Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as amended by chap- 
ter seven of the Ordinances of 1921, is hereby amended in section five by 



172 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

striking out the clause relating to the salaries of the election commis- 
sioners and inserting in place thereof the following: Election commis- 
sioners, the chairman, forty-five hundred dollars, and the three other 
commissioners, each four thousand dollars. 

[Approved by Mayor, March 6, 1923. 



CHAPTER 2. 
Concerning Park Frontages in the Citt of Boston. 

Section 1. Section one of chapter five of the ordinances of 1922 is 
hereby amended by striking out the whole of said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 

Section 1. No building hereafter erected or altered upon land within a 
distance of one hundred feet from any park or parkway in the city of 
Boston, excepting, however, Boston Common and the PubUc Garden and 
Commonwealth avenue from its junction with Beacon street to the divid- 
ing line between the city of Newton and the city of Boston, shall be used 
for a Uvery or public stable or public garage, or for any mechanical, mer- 
cantile or manufacturing purposes, nor exceed seven stories in height 
above the basement or cellar; nor exceed seventy feet in height from the 
mean grade of the edgestone or sidewalk in front to the ceiling of the 
extreme upper story (excepting churches or chapels), excepting buildings 
erected on that part of Commonwealth avenue from its junction with 
Bea<!on street to Arlington street, the extreme height of which buildings 
may be seventy feet exclusive of such steeples, towers, domes, cornices, 
parapets, balustrades, sculptured ornaments, chimneys and roofs as the 
board of park commissioners may approve. No roof of any building 
within one hundred feet of any park or parkway shall be used for laimdry 
or clothes-drying purposes. 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved by Mayor, March 6, 1923. 



CHAPTER 3. 
Concerning the Salaries of Officers of the County Jail. 

Section six of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter six of the Ordinances of 1916, and chapter one of 
the Ordinances of 1917, and chapter two of the Ordinances of 1918, and 
chapter five of the Ordinances of 1919, and chapters three and five of the 
Ordinances of 1920, is hereby further amended by striking out the whole 
of said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Section 6. The officers of the County of Suffolk shall be paid the salaries 
and allowances provided by law. 

The maximum salaries of the officers connected with the county jail 
shall be as follows: 

The chief officer, three thousand dollars per annum. 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1923-24. 173 

The physician appointed by the sheriff, twenty-one hundred dollars per 
annum. 

The chief clerk, twenty-one hundred dollars per annum. 

The assistant clerk, nineteen hundred dollars per annum. 

The first inside officer, twenty-one hundred dollars per annum. 

The steward, nineteen hundred dollars per annum. 

The second, third and fourth inside officers, two thousand dollars per 
annum. 

All regularly employed officers and necessary assistants, each nineteen 
hundred dollars per annum. 

The watchman-engineer in charge, forty dollars per week. 

The watchman-engineers operating, each thirty-six dollars per week. 

The matron, eleven hundred dollars per annum. 

The first assistant matron, one thousand dollars per annum. 

Assistant matrons, each eight hundred dollars per annum. 

Two chaplains, each eight hundred dollars per annum. 

One chaplain, three hundred and fifty dollars per aimum. 

This ordinance shall take effect April 1, 1923. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 10, 192S. 



CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning the Salaries of the Sealers of Weights and Measures. 

SEcnoN 1. Chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in section five by striking out the clause establishing the salaries 
of the sealers of weights and measures and inserting in place thereof the 
following clause : " The sealer of weights and measures, thirty-five hundred 
dollars, and the twelve deputy sealers of weights and measures each 
such salary, not exceeding twenty-two hundred doUars and not less than 
sixteen hundred dollars, as may be fixed by the sealer of weights and 
measures with the approval of the Mayor. 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with the first day 
of April, 1923. 

[Approved hy Mayor, April 18, 1923. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning the City Planning Board. 
Section 1. Section one of chapter twelve of the Revised Ordinances 
of 1914, as amended by chapter two of the Ordinances of 1915, is hereby 
further amended by adding after the word "members" in the second line 
the words "who shall serve without pay," so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 

Section 1. The city planning department shall be under the charge of 
a board of five members who shall serve without pay, at least one of whom 



174 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

shall be a woman, who shaU be appointed in the manner provided by 
sections nine and ten of chapter four hundred and eighty-six of the Acts 
of the year 1909. 

Sect. 2. Section four of chapter twelve of the Revised Ordinances of 
1914, as amended by chapter two of the Ordinances of 1915, and section 
four of chapter five of the Revised Ordinances of 1916, is hereby further 
amended by striking out said section four of said chapter. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 20, 1923. 



CHAPTER 6. 
Concerning the Closing op Fanetjil Hall Markets. 

Section 2 of chapter 22 of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is hereby 
amended in clause 12, line 14, by striking out the numeral nine (9) and 
substituting in place thereof numeral six (6), so that the said section, as 
amended, shall read as follows: 

The lessee shall have the demised premises, on all week days except 
legal hoUdays, opened from March 1 to April 1, at 6.30 o'clock a. m.; 
from April 1 to May 1, at 6 o'clock a. m.; from May 1 to September 20, 
at 5.30 o'clock a. m.; from September 20 to October 1, at 6 o'clock a. m.; 
from October 1 to December 1, at 6.30 o'clock a. m.; from December 1 
to March 1, at 7 o'clock a. m.; and kept open until 5 o'clock in the after- 
noon, proyided, however, that on the day of the observance of Patriots' 
day. Memorial day, Independence day and Labor day, when Monday or 
Saturday, and on the day of the celebration of the battle of Bunker Hill, 
he shall have such premises opened as above, and kept open until 9 o'clock 
in the morning, and on all other Saturdays he shall have them opened as 
above and kept open until 6 o'clock in the evening; or have them opened 
and closed at such other hours as the City Council may from time to 
time order. [Approved by Mayor, May 1, 1923. 



CHAPTER 7. 
Concerning the Salaries op the First Assistant Assessors. 

Section 1. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 
1914, as amended by chapter five of the Ordinances of 1915, and chapter 
one of the Ordinances of 1920, is hereby further amended in the clause 
establishing the salaries of first assistant assessors, by striking out the 
said clause and inserting in place thereof the following: "The first assist- 
ant assessors, each eight hundred dollars for street work and preparation 
therefor, eight hundred dollars for services on dooming board and for 
work on abatements and investigations." 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect April 1, 1923. 

The foregoing ordinance, recommended by the Mayor for adoption by 
the City Council, was filed with the City Clerk March 26, 1923, and not 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1923-24. 175 

having been rejected or withdrawn within sixty days thereafter, was in 
force on May 26, 1923, as if adopted by the City Council.] 



CHAPTER 8.* 

Concerning Park Frontages in the City of Boston. 

Chapter five of the ordinances of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, an 

ordinance concerning park frontages in the city of Boston, as amended 

by chapter two of the ordinances of nineteen hundred twenty-three, is 

hereby further amended : 

By striking out section one and substituting therefor the following: 

Section 1. No building or structure on any part thereof hereafter 
erected or altered on land which abuts on and has an entrance into and 
is within a distance of one hundred feet from the following parkways: 
The Fens (excepting Charlesgate East and Charlesgate West from a point 
one hundred feet north from their intersection with Commonwealth avenue 
to Charles river); Riverway, including Audubon road, from Brookline 
avenue to Beacon street; Commonwealth avenue, from Arlington street 
to Kenmore street; Jamaicaway; Olmsted Park; Arborway; Columbia 
road on the southerly side from Sumner street and on the northerly side 
from Boston street to Marine Park, South Boston; shall be used for a 
livery or public stable or public garage, or for any mechanical, mercantile 
or manufacturing purposes, nor, excepting churches and chapels, shall 
the extreme height of said buildings or structures exceed seventy feet 
from the mean grade of the edgestone or sidewalk on the front facing said 
parkway, exclusive of such steeples, towers, domes, cornices, parapets, 
balustrades, sculptured ornaments, chimneys and roofs as the board of 
park commissioners shall approve; and no roof on any of the aforemen- 
tioned buildings shall be used for laundry or clothes-drying purposes. 

By striking out sections three and four. 

By striking out section five and substituting therefor the following: 

Sect. 5. No building shall be erected or placed upon premises within 
the following distances from the following parks and parkways; Riverway, 
from Fenway to Huntington avenue, twenty feet; Jamaicaway, from 
Huntington avenue to Perkins street, twenty feet; Jamaicaway, from 
Perkins street to Prince street, twenty-five feet; Arborway, from Prince 
street to Franklin Park, twenty-five feet; Olmsted Park along the north- 
westerly boundary from Chestnut street to Francis Parkman Drive, 
twenty feet; Audubon road on the Riverway, from Brookline avenue to 
Boston and Albany Railroad, twenty feet; Audubon road on the River- 
way, from Boston and Albany Railroad to Beacon street, fifteen feet; 
Commonwealth avenue, from Arlington street to Beacon street, twenty 
feet; the Fens, twenty feet (excepting Charlesgate East from Boylston 
street to the Charles river, and Charlesgate West from Boston and Albany 

*Amended by Chapter 12, Ordinances of 1923. 



176 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Railroad to the Charles river, and Boylston street, south side, from Hem- 
enway street to Fenway); Charlesgate East from Boylston street to 
Ipswich street, ten feet; and Boylston street, south side, from Hemenway 
street to Fenway, fifteen feet; provided that steps, windows, porticos and 
other usual projections appurtenant to the front wall of a building shall 
be allowed where there is a reserved space; that no projections in the 
nature of a bay window, corner bay, circular front, or octogon front, with 
the foundation wall sustaining the same (such foundation wall being a 
projection of the front wall), shall be allowed (excepting oriel windows 
above the first story on a street corner), unless any horizontal sections of 
such projections would fall within the external lines of trapezoids, the 
sum of whose bases upon the rear line of the aforesaid space does not 
exceed seven tenths of the whole front of the building, and the base ot 
any one of which trapezoids does not exceed eighteen feet, and whose side 
lines make an angle of forty-five degrees with the base; and each house 
in a block shall be considered a separate building within the meaning of 
this section. 

[Approved by Mayor, November 20, 1923. 



CHAPTER 9. 

Concerning the Use of Streets. 
No vehicle used principally for advertising purposes shall be permitted 
to travel in any of the public streets of the city proper, north and east of 
Massachusetts avenue, except by permission of the commissioner of public 
works. [Approved by Mayor, November 28, 1923. 



CHAPTER 10. 

Concerning the Depositing of City Funds. 

Section one of chapter thirty-six of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 

amended by chapter two of the Ordinances of 1921, is hereby further 

amended by striking out in the twenty-first line the word "fifty" and 

inserting in place thereof the word "sixty." 

[Approved by Mayor, December 4, 1923, 



CHAPTER 11. 

Concerning the Statistics Department. 

Section 1. Chapter thirty-three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by section one of chapter six of the Ordinances of 1922, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the whole of said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 

"Section 1. The statistics department shall be imder the charge of a 
board of fiVe trustees, who shall collect, compile and publish such statistics 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1924-25. 177 

relating to the city of Boston and such statistics of other cities for the 
purposes of comparison as they may deem of pubUc importance. The 
board shall collect, compile and furnish such other statistical information 
as may be required from time to time by the mayor or by the City Council. 
The chairman of the board shall be designated by the mayor." 

Sect. 2. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 
is hereby amended by inserting the following words : 

"The statistics trustees, the chairman, thirty-five hxmdred dollars." 
Sect. 3. Section two of chapter six of the Ordinances of 1922 is hereby 
repealed. [Approved by Mayor, January S4, 1924- 



CHAPTER 12. 
Concerning Pauk Frontages. 
Chapter five of the Ordinances of 1922, as amended by chapters two 
and eight of the Ordinances of 1923, is hereby further amended in section 
one by inserting after the words "Commonwealth avenue, from Arlington 
street to Kenmore street," the words "and from Washington street to 
the Newton line." [Approved by Mayor, January 24, 1924- 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1924-1925. 



CHAPTER 1. 

Concerning the Salary of the City Registrar. 

Section 1. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances 

of 1914 is hereby amended in the clause establishing the salary of the city 

registrar by striking out the words "four thousand dollars" and inserting 

in place thereof the words "five thousand doUars." 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with the first day 
of February, 1924. [Approved by Mayor, March 6, 1924- 



CHAPTER 2. 
Concerning the Salaries of Officers at the County Jail. 
Section 1. Section six of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 
1914, as amended, is hereby further amended by striking out the words 
"The watchmen-engineer in charge, forty dollars per week. The watch- 
men-engineers operating, each thirty-six dollars per week," and inserting 
in place thereof the words "The watchman-engineer in charge, forty-five 
dollars per week. The watchmen-engineers operating, each thirty-nine 
dollars per week." 



178 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with the first day 
of April, 1924. [Approved by Mayor, April 22, 1924- 



CHAPTER 3. 

Concerning Jitney Licenses. 

Chapter six of the Ordinances of 1921 is hereby amended by striking out 
section one and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Section 1. No person, fii-m or corporation shall, in the city of Boston, 
operate any motor vehicle upon any public way, for the carriage of pas- 
sengers for hire, in such a manner as to afford a means of transportation 
similar to that afforded by a railway company, by indiscriminately receiv- 
ing and discharging passengers along the route on which the vehicle is 
operated or may be running, or for transporting passengers for hire as a 
business between fixed and regular termini, without first obtainiag a 
license therefor from the City Cotmcil, and unless such license is in force 
according to the provisions of and subject to this ordinance. Such license 
shall be subject to revocation at any time by order of the City Council, 
and the withdrawal or impairment of the surety on the bond required by 
section four of this ordinance shall be deemed to be a revocation without 
action by the City Council. The fee for such license shall be five dollars. 
Whenever the word Ucensee is used in this ordinance it shall mean the 
person, firm or corporation licensed imder this section. 

[Approved by Mayor, June 23, 1924- 



CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning Use op Public Grounds. 

Section eighty of chapter forty of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is 
hereby amended by striking out the words "between sunset and seven 
o'clock in the morning" in the fifteenth and sixteenth lines, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 

Section 80. No person shall in or upon the Common, Public Garden 
or other pubHc grounds of the city, walk, stand or sit upon the grass, or 
upon any land planted or prepared for planting, or upon a fountain, 
monument or statue, or a bandstand, waU, fence, or other structure, or 
within the basin of a pond otherwise than upon ice, or stand or lie upon a 
bench or sleep thereon, or, not being a woman or chQd, occupy a bench 
designated for the exclusive use of women and children, except that the 
mayor may from time to time by proclamation and order permit walking, 
standing and Ijring upon the grassed land of the Common or any desig- 
nated part thereof, or the grassed land of any other pubhc grounds or any 
designated part thereof, except the Public Garden, for such days or such 
parts of days as he shall specify; and he may in like manner by proclama- 
tion and order permit sleeping on such days as he shall specify, on any of 
the benches and any of the grassed lands of the Common or other pubMc 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1924-25. 179 

grounds, except the Public Garden. Nothing contained in this section or 
in section eighty-two of this chapter shall be held to prohibit the doing of 
any act in the reasonable performance of his work or employment by any 
person acting under the authority or direction of any board or officer in 
charge of any of the places described in this section. 

[Approved by Mayor, July 15, 1924. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning Park Frontages. 
Chapter five of the ordinances of nineteen hundred and twenty-two, as 
amended by chapters two, eight and twelve, of the ordinances of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, is hereby further amended in section one by 
striking out the words "Kenmore Street" in the tenth line of said section, 
and inserting in place thereof the words "A line drawn parallel to and 
one hundred and thirty feet west of Charlesgate West." 

[Approved by Mayor, August 7, 1924. 



CHAPTER 6. 
Concerning Park Frontages. 
Chapter five of the Ordinances of 1922, a? amended by chapters two, 
eight and twelve of the Ordinances of 1923, and chapter five of the Ordi- 
nances of 1924, is hereby further amended in section one by inserting 
after the words "Sumner street" in the twelfth hne of said section, the 
words "to Dorchester avenue, and from Buttonwood street to Marine 
Park." [Approved by Mayor, October 15, 1924. 



CHAPTER 7. 
Concerning Salaries of Street Commissioners. 
Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, is hereby 
amended in the clause establishing the salaries of the street commissioners 
by striking out the words "forty-five hundred" and inserting in place 
thereof the words "six thousand"; and by striking out the words "four 
thousand" and inserting in place thereof, the words "five thousand," so 
that said clause will read as follows: 

"The street commissioners, the chairman, six thousand dollars, and 
the two other commissioners each five thousand dollars." 

[Approved by Mayor, October 21, 1924. 



CHAPTER 8. 
Concerning Park Frontages. 
Chapter five of the Ordinances of 1922, as amended by chapters two, 
eight and twelve of the Ordinances of 1923, and chapters five and six of 



180 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

the Ordinances of 1924, is hereby further amended in section one by add- 
ing at the end thereof the following words: 

Provided, however, that as to the lot of land at the southwest corner of 
Commonwealth avenue and Massachusetts avenue the prohibition of the 
use of building for mercantile purposes shall apply only to so much of any 
building erected thereon as Hes within fifty feet of the southerly line of 
Commonwealth avenue. {Approved by Mayor, January 16, 1925. 



CHAPTER 9. 
Concerning the Penal Institutions Department. 

Section 1. The Penal Institutions Department shall be under the 
charge of a Penal Institutions Commissioner who shall exercise the powers 
and perform the duties provided by statute and shall have the charge and 
control of Deer Island and the House of Correction at Deer Island. 

Sect. 2. The Penal Institutions Commissioner shall be appointed by 
the Mayor, in accordance with the provisions governing appointments of 
chapter 486 of the Acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine and acts in 
amendment thereof, and shall receive an annual salary of five thousand 
dollars. 

Sect. 3. The Penal Institutions Commissioner shall be the executive 
and administrative head of the department and may organize said depart- 
ment as he may find necessary for its proper conduct. 

Sect. 4. All employees of the Institutions Department, including the 
deputy commissioners, who are performing work at Deer Island and the 
House of Correction at Deer Island, shall as temporary appointees of the 
Institutions Department continue to perform their usual duties upon 
the same terms and conditions as heretofore until removal, appointment 
or transfer to other departments. 

Sect. 5. Prior to the appointment and qualification of the Penal 
Institutions Commissioner the Institutions Commissioner shall continue 
to perform the duties of the Penal Institutions Commissioner. 

Sect. 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith 
are hereby repealed. [Approved by Mayor, January 20, 1925. 



CHAPTER 10. 
Concerning the Institutions Department. 

Section 1. All employees of the Institutions Department now en- 
gaged in the Boston Infirmary, Children's Institutions and Institutions 
Registration work, shall continue to perform their usual duties upon the 
same terms and conditions as heretofore until removal, appointment to 
positions in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance, or transfer 
to other departments. 

Sect. 2. The Institutions Commissioner shall continue to be the 
executive and administrative head of the department at an annual salary 



CITY ORDINANCES OF 1925. 181 

of seventy-five hundred dollars and may reorganize said department as 
he may find necessary for its proper conduct. 

Sect. 3. The Institutions Commissioner shall, after the appointment 
and quahfication of the Penal Institutions Commissioner, have no further 
control of either Deer Island or the House of Correction at Deer Island. 

Sect. 4. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith 
are hereby repealed. [Approved by Mayor, January 20, 1925. 



Enacted in the Municipal Year 1925. 



CHAPTER 1. 

Concerning the Salary op the City Collector. 

Section 1. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 
1914, as amended by chapter one of the Ordinances of 1921, is hereby 
further amended in the clause estabUshing the salary of the city collector 
by striking out the words "six thousand dollars" and inserting in place 
thereof the words "seventy-five hundred dollars." 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with the first day 
of February, 1925. [Apwoved by Mayor, February 10, 1925. 

CHAPTER 2. 

Concerning the Salary of the Treasurer of the Sinking Funds 

Commissioners. 

Section 1. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 
1914, as amended by chapter one of the Ordinances of 1921, is hereby 
further amended in the clause estabUshing the salary of the city treasurer 
as treasurer of the sinking funds commissioners by striking out the words 
"two hundred dollars" and inserting in place therof the words "seven 
hundred doUars." 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with the first day 
of February, 1925. [Approved by Mayor, February 10, 1925. 

CHAPTER 3. 
Concerning the Salaries op the First Assistant Assessors. 
Section 1. Section five of chapter three of the Revised Ordinances of 
1914, as amended by chapter five of the Ordinances of 1915, chapter one 
of the Ordinances of 1920, and chapter seven of the Ordinances of 1923, is 
hereby further amended in the clause estabhshing the salaries of the first 
assistant assessors by striking out the said clause and inserting in place 
thereof the following: "The first assistant assessors, each eight hundred 
and fifty dollars for street work and preparation therefor, and eight hundred 
and fifty dollars for services on dooming board and work on abatements 
and investigations." 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect April 1, 1925. 

[Approved by Mayor, February 17, 1925. 



182 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHAPTER 4. 
Concerning the Soldiers' Relief Department. 
Section one of chapter thirty-two of the Revised Ordinances of 1914 is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following words: The 
commissioner may appoint, subject to the approval of the mayor, two 
deputy commissioners who shall have such powers and perform such 
duties as the commissioner may determine. 

[Approved by Mayor, April 9, 1926. 



CHAPTER 5. 
Concerning the Salaries op the Board op Examiners. 

Section 1. Chapter eight of the Revised Ordinances of 1914, as 
amended by chapter ten of the Ordinances of 1920 and by chapter five of the 
Ordinances of 1921, is hereby further amended by striking out section 
three, and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Section 3. There shall be in the building department a board of ex- 
aminers, consisting of three members, who shall exercise the powers and 
perform the duties hereinafter provided. Each member shall receive ten 
dollars for every day or part thereof of actual service; the compensation 
for the chairman shall not exceed one thousand two hundred dollars and 
for each of the other members one thousand dollars, in any one year. 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect beginning with the first day 
of February, 1925. [Approved by Mayor, June 23, 1925. 



Regulation of Building Heights. 

[Stat. 1904, Chap. 333; Stat. 1905, Chap. 383; Stat. 1907, Chap. 416; 
Stat. 1912, Chap. 582; Stat. 1914, Chap. 786; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 
333; Spec.Stat. 1919, Chap. 156; Stat. 1920, Chap. 455; Stat. 1922, 
Chap. 174.] 

In 1904 the Legislature provided that the City of Boston should be 
divided into two districts, designated as Districts A and B, and that if 
not repugnant to some other statute, buildings could be erected in Dis- 
trict A to a height of 125 feet, but that except as to certain projections 
above the roof, no buildings could be erected in District B to a height 
greater than 80 feet. A commission fixed the boundaries of these dis- 
tricts and they were intended to remain in effect imtil 1919. 

In 1915 a new commission was appointed, consisting of the Chairman 
of the City Planning Board, the Fire Commissioner and the Building 
Commissioner, who filed their order in the Registry of Deeds on Novem- 
ber 2, 1916, to remain in force for ten years, and superseding the order 
of 1904 as to the boundaries of Districts A and B. 



REGULATION OF BUILDING HEIGHTS. 183 

District A. The boundaries established begin at the intersection of 
Wauwatosa st. and Chelsea creek (Ward 1, East Boston), thence extend 
easterly through Wauwatosa and Boardman sts. to Saratoga st., thence 
southwesterly and westerly through Saratoga and Addison sts. to the 
B. & M. R.R., thence along said railroad to Saratoga st., thence through 
Saratoga st. to Neptune rd., Eagle sq.. Eagle, Glendon and Condor sts. 
to Meridian st., thence southerly through Meridian, Gove, Orleans 
and Marginal sts. to Jeffries st. thence northeasterly to Maverick st. 
and through same to the B., R. B. & L. R.R., thence along latter to 
the center of Porter st. extended, thence through Porter, Bremen and 
Prescott sts. to the B., R. B. & L. R.R., thence along said railroad to 
the northern boundary of Wood Island (now World War Memorial) Park 
(Ward 1), thence easterly along same to the harbor line, thence along 
said line of Boston Harbor and Chelsea creek to the point of beginning. 
These are the East Boston boundaries of District A. 

The boundaries in Charlestown begin at the Maiden Bridge (Ward 2), 
thence extend southerly through Alford st. to Sullivan sq., thence 
southeasterly through Bunker Hill and Medford sts. to Chelsea st. 
thence southerly through latter to Henley st., thence westerly through 
same. Harvard sq. and Harvard st. to Washington st., thence through 
latter and Rutherford ave. northwesterly to Sulhvan sq., thence through 
Cambridge st. to the City line, thence along said line and the Charles 
river to Charlestown Bridge, thence along the harbor line and the Mystic 
river to the point of beginning. 

In the City proper the boundaries begin at the intersection of the City 
line with the Charles river dam (Ward 3), thence extend along said dam 
and Leverett st. to Green st., thence through Green, Staniford and Cam- 
bridge sts. to Bowdoin st., thence southerly through same, Beacon, Park 
and Tremont sts. to Boylston st., thence through latter, Massachusetts 
ave. and the line of the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. (Providence Div.) to 
Tremont st. at Roxbury Crossing, thence through Columbus ave., Rox- 
bury St., Guild row and Dudley st. to Columbia rd. (Upham's Corner), 
thence through same to Dorchester ave., thence southerly to Park st. 
(Ward 16), and through latter and Adams st. to Neponset ave., thence 
through said avenue to the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. (Milton Branch), 
thence along said railroad and through Granite ave. to the Neponset 
river, thence easterly and northerly along the shore of said river and the 
harbor lines of Dorchester bay and Old Harbor to the intersection of 
Old Colony ave. and Columbia rd., thence northerly along Old Colony 
ave. to E st. (South Boston), thence through latter, Broadway, Dorches- 
ter and East Second sts. to I st., thence northerly through I to East First 
st. and easterly through latter to Farragut rd., thence northerly through 
same and Farragut rd. extended across the reserved channel, thence along 
the harbor line of South Boston to Northern Avenue Bridge, thence westerly 
along said bridge to the harbor line of Boston Proper, thence northerly and 
westerly along said harbor line and Charles river to the point of beginning. 



184 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Wherever a boundary line of District A is described as following a cer- 
tain street, the same is intended to include all property on that side of the 
street which lies within the described area, and also that portion of all 
lots on the opposite side of the street, abutting on the street, but extending 
to a depth of not more than 150 feet. 

District B comprises all territory in the City outside the boundaries 
above described. In this district buildings may in general be erected to 
a height of not more than 80 feet, but on streets exceeding 64 feet in width 
the height may be equal to one and a quarter times the width of the widest 
street upon which the building stands, said height to be measured from the 
mean grade of the curbs of all streets upon which the building is situated 
and not to exceed in any event 100 feet above such point of measurement. 
On all streets or portions of streets upon which buildings may be erected 
on one side only, the buildings may be erected to a height of 100 feet. No 
building may be erected to a height greater than 80 feet unless its width 
on each and every public street upon which it stands be at least one-half 
its height. Certain special exceptions to the general regulations affecting 
District B have been made as follows: 

No building can be erected on a parkway, boulevard or public way 
on which a building line has been established by the Board of Park Com- 
missioners or by the Board of Street Commissioners acting under any 
general or special statute, to a greater height than that allowed by the 
order of said Boards. 

No building upon any land, any owner of which has received and retained 
compensation in damages for any Umitation of height, or who retains 
any claim for such damages, can be erected to a height greater than that 
fixed by the limitation for which such damages were received or claimed. 

No limitation of the height of buildings applies to churches, steeples, 
towers, domes, cupolas, belfries or statuary not used for purposes of 
habitation, nor to chimneys, gas holders, coal or grain elevators, open 
balustrades, skylights, ventilators, flagstaffs, railings, weather vanes, soil 
pipes, steam exhausts, signs, roof-houses, nor to sugar refineries in 
District A. 

By Chap. 156, Special Acts of 1919, section four of Chap. 383, Acts of 
1905, was amended so as to allow roof-houses, skylights, etc., above the 
roof line, used to enclose elevator shafts, an additional space of four feet 
on all sides (or 16 feet square in all), but not to exceed 12 feet in height. 
All such roof structures of first-class buildings may be constructed of angle 
iron and four-inch blocks, plastered inside and outside, or covered on 
both sides with metal or angle iron, and two-inch sohd metal lath and 
plaster walls may be used, the door to be of metal frame and covered 
with metal. 

The limitation as to size of roof-houses was revoked by Chap. 174, Acts 
of 1922, and the requirements concerning such were left to the discretion 
of the Building Commissioner. 

In 1923, by Chap. 462, sec. 11, a maximum building height of 15 feet 
(instead of 125 feet as before) was permitted for buildings in District A. 



BOUNDARIES 

OF THE 

Twenty-Two Wards 

AS FIXED IN 1924. 



186 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Ward Boundaries. 

[According to the Redivision of 1924.] 



Acting under the authority of Chapter 410, Acts of 1924, a special 
commission of eleven members of the State Legislature, all citizens of 
Boston, redivided the territory of the City, establishing on Dec. 30, 1924, 
the boundaries of 22 wards as below. 

Throughout the following descriptions the term "intersection" of 
streets, railroad locations, bridges, or the like, shall mean the intersection 
of middle lines unles§ otherwise clearly appearing; the phrase "through" 
or "to" a street, bridge, railroad location, or the like, shall mean through 
or to middle lines imless otherwise clearly appearing; and where (if at all) 
lines are mentioned as meeting or intersecting which do not technically 
meet or intersect, it shall be intended that such lines shall be extended for 
the purposes of these descriptions until they do so meet or intersect. 

Where the phrase "side" or "side-line" is used with reference to a 
bridge, street, railroad location or the like, it shall be intended to include 
any adjacent piers, stages or other auxiliary structures, yards, or the like, 
causing jogs or irregularities in such lines. 

The words "shore Une" or "shore hne of Boston," or the like, shall, 
unless otherwise clearly appearing, mean the line beyond which building 
or wharfing-oiit may for the time being be legally forbidden when such 
line has been or shaU hereafter be established, and otherwise extreme low 
water mark; or if on a stream from which the sea does not ebb then the 
thread of the stream or any boundary line in such stream between Boston 
and other municipality. 

AH portions of the City of Boston lying outside the shore line as herein- 
above defined, and including all the islands in Boston Harbor within the 
hmits of the City of Boston, are included in Ward One unless expressly 
included in the description of some other ward. 

When streets or ways adopted as boundaries are private ways the loca- 
tion intended shall be taken to be the actual location on the last day of 
the year 1924. 

WARD ONE. 
(east boston.) 
Beginning at the intersection of the shore line of Boston in Chelsea 
creek with the westerly side of Meridian Street Bridge; thence by said 
westerly side of Meridian Street Bridge to its intersection with the bound- 
ary hne in Chelsea creek, between Boston and Chelsea; thence by said 
boundary hne between Boston and Chelsea, and by the boundary hne 
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and by the boundary line in Belle Isle inlet between Boston and Winthrop 
to its intersection with the southerly side of Saratoga Street Bridge; 
thence by the southerly side of Saratoga Street Bridge to its intersection 
with the shore line on the easterly and southerly sides of that part of East 
Boston called Breed's Island and thence continuing by said shore line on 
Boston Harbor, Charles river and Mystic river to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWO. 

(CHARLESTOWN.) 

Beginning at the intersection of the shore line on the northwesterly side 
of Charles river with the northeasterly side of Washington street North; 
thence by said side of Washington street North to its intersection with 
the middle line of Charles river; thence by said middle line to its inter- 
section with the middle line of Miller's river; thence by said middle line 
of Miller's river to its intersection with the boundary line between Boston 
and Cambridge at the point where said boundary line turns an acute 
angle; thence by said boundary line and by the boundary line between 
Boston and Somerville to its intersection with the boundary line in Mystic 
river between Boston and Everett ; thence by the last mentioned boundary 
line (making an irregular jog which includes the site of the old Charlestown 
Almshouse and so returning to the middle line of Mystic river), and by the 
boundary line between Boston and Chelsea to its intersection with the 
southeasterly side of Chelsea Bridge; thence by the southeasterly side of 
Chelsea Bridge to its intersection with the shore line; thence by said shore 
line to the point of beginning. 

WARD THREE. 

(boston proper.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Irving street and Cambridge street; 
thence through Cambridge street and Cambridge Bridge to its intersection 
with the boundary line in Charles river between Boston and Cambridge; 
thence by said boundary line to the point where it turns an acute angle at 
the middle of Miller's river; thence by the middle line of Miller's river to 
the middle line of Charles river; thence by the middle line of Charles river 
to its intersection with the northeasterly side of Washington street North ; 
thence by said northeasterly side of Washington street North to its inter- 
section with the shore line of Boston on the southeasterly side of Charles 
river; thence by said shore line to its intersection with the northeasterly 
side of Northern Avenue Bridge; thence by said side of said bridge to its 
intersection with the shore line on the southeasterly side of Fort Point 
channel; thence by said shore line to its intersection with Broadway 
Bridge; thence through said bridge and through Broadway to Lehigh 
street; thence through Lehigh street to Albany street; thence through 
Albany street to Union Park street; thence through Union Park street to 
Washington street; thence through Washington street to Pelham street; 
thence through Pelham street to Shawmut avenue; thence through Shaw- 



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mut avenue to Upton street; thence through Upton street to Tremont 
street; thence through Tremont street to Dover street; thence through 
Dover street to Shawnaut avenue; thence through Shawmut avenue to 
Tremont street; thence through Tremont street to Park street; thence 
through Park street to Beacon street; thence through Beacon street to 
Bowdoin street; thence through Bowdoin street to Derne street; thence 
through Derne street and through Myrtle street to Irving street; thence 
through Irving street to the point of beginning. 

WARD FOUR. 

(back bay south, and FENWAY.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Boylston street and Berkeley street; 
thence through Berkeley street to Columbus avenue; thence through 
Columbus avenue to Clarendon street; thence through Clarendon street 
to Tremont street; thence through Tremont street to West Springfield 
street; thence through West Springfield street and through Wellington 
street to the location of the Providence Division of the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to Ward street; 
thence through Ward street to Huntington avenue; thence through Hunt- 
ington avenue to Francis street ; thence through Francis street to Brooldine 
avenue; thence through Brookline avenue southerly to the middle line of 
Muddy river in the Riverway, said middle line being the boundary line 
between Boston and Brookline; thence by said boundary line to its inter- 
section with the northeasterly side line of St. Mary's street extended; 
thence by the middle line of Muddy river across Brookline avenue near 
the end of Boylston street, through the Back Bay Fens, to its intersec- 
tion with Boylston street near Charlesgate East and Charlesgate West; 
thence through Boylston street to the point of beginning. 

WARD FIVE. 
(back bay.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Cambridge street and Irving street; 
thence through Irving street to Myrtle street; thence through Myrtle 
street and through Derne street to Bowdoin street; thence through Bow- 
doin street to Beacon street ; thence through Beacon street to Park street ; 
thence through Park street to Tremont street; thence through Tremont 
street to Shawmut avenue; thence thiough Shawmut avenue to Dover 
street; thence through Dover street to Tremont street; thence through 
Tremont street to Clarendon street; thence through Clarendon street to 
Columbus avenue; thence through Columbus avenue to Berkeley street; 
thence through Berkeley street to Boylston street; thence through Boylston 
street to the middle line of Muddy river in the Back Bay Fens near Charles- 
gate East and Charlesgate West; thence by said line, through the Back 
Bay Fens, to its intersection with the middle line of Kilmarnock street 
extended; thence by said middle line extended and through Kilmarnock 
street to Brookline avenue; thence through Brookline avenue to the 



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location of the Boston & Albany Railroad; thence through said location, 
following its northerly branch, to its intersection with the middle line of 
Blandford street extended; thence by said extended middle line and through 
Blandford street to Commonwealth avenue; thence through Common- 
wealth avenue to Granby street; thence through Granby street and the 
middle line thereof extended to its intersection with the boundary Une in 
Charles river between Boston and Cambridge; thence by said boundary 
line to its intersection with Cambridge Bridge; thence through said bridge 
and through Cambridge street to the point of beginning. 

WARD SIX. 
(south boston north.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Broadway Bridge and the shore linf 
on the southeasterly side of Fort Point channel; thence by said shore lin 
on said channel and on Boston Harbor, and including Castle Island, to 
its intersection with the middle line of Farragut road extended; thence by 
said extended line to its intersection with the middle line of East Seventh 
street extended; thence by said extended line (crossing the Strand way 
diagonally) and through East Seventh street to L street; thence through 
L street to East Sixth street; thence through East Sixth street to H street; 
thence through H street to East Fourth street ; thence through East Fourth 
street and through West Fourth street to F street; thence through F street 
to West Eighth street; thence through West Eighth street to D street; 
thence through D street to Old Colony avenue; thence through Old Colony 
avenue to Dorchester avenue; thence through Dorchester avenue to the 
location of the Midland Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad; thence through said location to the shore line on the easterly 
side of South Bay; thence by said shore line on South Bay and on Fort 
Point channel to the point of beginning. 

WARD SEVEN. 
(south boston south.) 
Beginning at the intersection of F street and West Fourth street; thence 
through West Fourth street and through East Fourth street to H street; 
thence through H street to East Sixth street; thence through East Sixth 
street to L street; thence through L street to East Seventh street; thence 
through East Seventh street and the middle line thereof extended (cross- 
ing the Strandway diagonally) to the middle line of Farragut road ex- 
tended; thence by said extended line of Farragut road to the shore line 
on Boston Harbor; thence by said shore line on Boston Harbor, and on 
"Old Harbor" so called, to a point near the southeasterly limits of Col- 
umbus Park where said shore line, running nearly north and south, turns a 
slightly obtuse angle and runs nearly easterly; thence by a straight line 
in a nearly southwesterly direction to the intersection of Columbia road 
with the location of the Plymouth Division of the New York, New Haven 
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thence through Dorchester avenue to Edison Green (northerly fork) ; 
thence through said northerly fork of Edison Green to Pond street; thence 
through Pond street to the middle line of Pleasant street extended into 
Town Meeting square; thence through said square in said extended line 
to the middle line of East Cottage street extended into said square; thence 
by said extended middle line and through East Cottage street to Chase 
street; thence through Chase street to WiUis street; thence through Willis 
street to Sumner street; thence through Sumner street to Stoughton street; 
thence through Stoughton street, through Columbia square and through 
Dudley street, to the location of the Midland Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to Dor- 
chester avenue; thence through Dorchester avenue to Old Colony avenue; 
thence through Old Colony avenue to D street; thence through D street 
to West Eighth street; thence through West Eighth street to F street; 
thence through F street to the point of beginning. 

WARD EIGHT. 

(SOtTTH END AND ROXBURY NORTH.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Washington street and Union Park 
street; thence through Union Park street to Albany street; thence through 
Albany street to Lehigh street; thence through Lehigh street to Broad- 
way; thence through Broadway and Broadway Bridge to its intersection 
with the shore Une on the southeasterly side of Fort Point channel; thence 
by said shore line on the southeasterly side of Fort Point channel and on 
the easterly side of South Bay to the point where said line makes an 
obtuse angle nearly opposite Randolph street; thence by an extension of 
said line continuing its course previous to making said angle across the 
easterly side of South Bay, in a direct line till it intersects the location of 
the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said 
location, following the Midland Division thereof, to its intersection with 
Dudley street; thence through Dudley street to West Cottage street; 
thence through West Cottage street to Blue Hill avenue; thence through 
Blue HiU avenue to Moreland street; thence through Moreland street to 
Fairland street; thence through Fairland street to Winthrop street; thence 
through Winthrop street to Greenville street; thence through Greenville 
street to Dudley street; thence through Dudley street to Warren street; 
thence through Warren street to Washington street; thence through 
Washington street to the point of beginning. 

WARD NINE. 

(rOXBURY CENTRE.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Pelham street and Washington street; 
thence through Washington street to Warren street; thence through Warren 
street to Dudley street; thence through Dudley street to Washington 
street; thence through Washington street to Circuit .street; thence through 
Circuit street to Regent street; thence through Regent street to Dale 



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street; thence through Dale street to Washington street; thence through 
Washington street to Oakland street; thence through Oakland street to 
Thornton street; thence through Thornton street to Cedar street; thence 
through Cedar street to Lambert avenue; thence through Lambert avenue 
to Dorr street; thence through Dorr street to Highland street; thence 
through Highland street to Lin wood street; thence through Ijinwood 
street to Centre street; thence through Centre street to Gardner street; 
thence through Gardner street to Roxbury street; thence through Rox- 
bury street to Columbus avenue; thence through Columbus avenue to 
Tremont street; thence through Tremont street to Parker street; thence 
through Parker street to Ward street; thence through Ward street to its 
intersection with the location of the Providence Division of the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to 
its intersection with the middle line of Wellington street extended; thence 
by said extended line and through Wellington street, across Columbus 
avenue and through West Springfield street, to Tremont street; thence 
through Tremont street to Upton street; thence through Upton street to 
Shawmut avenue; thence through Shawmut avenue to Pelham street; 
thence through Pelham street to the point of beginning. 

WARD TEN. 

(ROXBtTRY WEST.) 

Beginning at the intersection of the boundary line between Boston and 
Brookhne, and Brookline avenue; thence through Brookhne avenue to 
Francis street; thence through Francis street to Huntington avenue; 
thence through Huntington avenue to Ward street; thence through Ward 
street to Parker street; thence through Parker street to Tremont street; 
thence through Tremont street to the location of the Providence Division 
of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said 
location to Atherton street; thence through Atherton street and through 
Mozart street to Chestnut avenue; thence through Chestnut avenue to 
Forbes street; thence through Forbes street to Centre street; thence through 
Centre street to Perkins street; thence through Perkins street to Chestnut 
street; thence through Chestnut street to the boundary line between 
Boston and Brookline; thence by said boundary hne to the point of 
beginning. 

WARD ELEVEN. 
(roxbury south also forest hills.) 
Beginning at the intersection of the location of the Providence Division 
of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and Tremont street; 
thence through Tremont street to Columbus avenue; thence through 
Columbus avenue to Roxbury street; thence through Roxbury street to 
Gardner street; thence through Gardner street to Centre street; thence 
through Centre street to Linwood street; thence through Linwood street 
to Highland street; thence through Highland street to Dorr street; thence 
through Dorr street to Lambert avenue; thence through Lambert avenue 



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to Cedar street; thence through Cedar street to Thornton street; thence 
through Thornton street to Oakland street; thence through Oakland 
street to Washington street; thence through Washington street to Dale 
street; thence through Dale street to Bainbridge street; thence through 
Bainbridge street to Kingsbury street; thence through Kingsbury street 
to Kensington street; thence through Kensington street to Elmore street; 
thence through Elmore street to Walnut avenue; thence through Walnut 
avenue to Sigourney street; thence through Sigourney street to its inter- 
section with a northwesterly running boundary line of Franklin Park, a 
little southwest of Robeson street; thence by said boundary line of Frank- 
lin Park, on several courses as the same is legally estabUshed and crossing 
Glen road, to the intersection of said line with Forest Hills street; thence 
through Forest Hills street to Morton road; thence through Morton road 
to Morton street; thence through Morton street to Forest Hills avenue in 
Forest Hills Cemetery; thence through Forest Hills avenue to Union ter- 
race in said cemetery; thence through Union terrace to its intersection 
with the northwesterly boundary line of Forest HUls Cemetery; thence by 
said line on several courses as the same is legally estabUshed to Weld Hill 
street; thence through Weld Hill street to Hyde Park avenue; thence 
through Hyde Park avenue to Washington street; thence through Wash- 
ington street to Asticou road; thence through Asticou road to St. Ann 
street; thence through St. Ann street across South street to the Arborway; 
thence through the Arborway to Custer street; thence through Custer 
street to South street; thence through South street to Carolina avenue; 
thence through Carohna avenue, and through Williams street to its inter- 
section with the location of the Providence Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to the point 
of beginning. 

WARD TWELVE. 
(roxbttry east.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Washington street and Dudley street; 
thence through Dudley street to Greenville street; thence through Green- 
vUle street to Winthrop street; thence through Winthrop street to Fair- 
land street; thence through Fairland street to Moreland street; thence 
through Moreland street to Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill 
avenue to Canterbury street ; thence through Canterbury street to Morton 
street; thence through Morton street to Morton road; thence through 
Morton road to Forest Hills street; thence through Forest Hills street to 
its first intersection with a boundary line of Franklin Park extended which 
runs about east and west about midway between Williams street and 
Glen road; thence by said boundary line of Frankhn Park by several 
courses as the same is legally estabUshed, in a general northeasterly direc- 
tion, and crossing Glen road, to its intersection with Sigourney street; 
thence through Sigourney street to Walnut avenue; thence through Walnut 
avenue to Elmore street; thence through Elmore street to Kensington 
street; thence through Kensington street to Kingsbury street; thence 



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through Kingsbury street to Bainbridge street; thence through Bainbridge 
street to Dale street; thence through Dale street to Regent street; thence 
through Regent street to Circuit street; thence through Circuit street to 
Washington street; thence through Washington street to the point of 
beginning. 

WARD THIRTEEN. 

(DORCHESTER NORTH.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Fayston street and Blue Hill avenue; 
through Blue Hill avenue to West Cottage street; thence through West 
Cottage street to Dudley street; thence through Dudley street, across 
Columbia road and through Stoughton street to Sumner stieet; thence 
through Sumner street to Willis street; thence through Willis street to 
Chase street; thence through Chase street to East Cottage street; thence 
through East Cottage street to Pleasant street; thence through Pleasant 
street and its middle line extended into Town Meeting square to Pond 
street; thence through Pond street to Edison Green (northerly fork); 
thence through said northerly fork of Edison Green to Dorchester avenue; 
thence through Dorchester avenue to Columbia road; thence through 
Columbia road to its intersection with the location of the Plymouth Divi- 
sion of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence by a 
direct line about northeasterly to the shore line of Boston, on "Old Har- 
bor" so called, at a point where said line, running nearly east and west, 
turns a sUghtly obtuse angle near the southeasterly limits of Columbus 
Park and runs nearly north and south; thence by said shore line on said 
"Old Harbor," on Boston Harbor and on Dorchester Bay, to a point 
where said line, running nearly north and south, makes a sHghtly obtuse 
angle and runs nearly east, said angle being that nearest to the intersec- 
tion of Freeport street with the location of the Plymouth Division of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad ; thence from said angle by a 
direct line nearly southwesterly to the intersection of the location of said 
Plymouth Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 
and Freeport street; thence through said location to Bay street ; thence 
through Bay street to Maryland street; thence through Maryland street 
to Savin Hill avenue; thence through Savin Hill avenue to Pleasant 
street; thence through Pleasant street to Hancock street; thence through 
Hancock street to Bird street; thence through Bird street to Cedar place; 
thence through Cedar place to the location of the Midland Division of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said loca- 
tion to Quincy street; thence through Quincy street to Mascoma street; 
thence through Mascoma street to Fayston street; thence through Fayston 
street to the point of beginning. 

WARD FOURTEEN. 

(DORCHESTER WEST.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Blue HiU avenue and Fayston street; 
thence through Fayston street to Mascoma street; thence through Mascoma 



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street to Quincy street; thence through Quincy street to its intersection 
with the location of the Midland Division of the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to its intersection with 
Wales place; thence through Wales place to Rock terrace; thence through 
Rock terrace to Olney street; thence through Olney street to Genera 
avenue; thence through Geneva avenue to Bowdoin street; thence through 
Bowdoin street, across Washington street and through Harvard street to 
its intersection with the location of the Midland Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to its 
intersection with the middle line of Ehzabeth street extended; thence by 
said extended line and through Ehzabeth street to Norfolk street; thence 
through Norfolk street to Evelyn street; thence through Evelyn street to 
Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill avenue to Walk Hill street; 
thence through Walk Hill street to Canterbury street; thence through 
Canterbury street to Blue HiU avenue; thence through Blue Hill avenue 
to the point of beginning. 

WARD FIFTEEN. 

(dorchestek north central.) 
Beginning at the intersection of the location of the Midland Division of 
the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and Cedar place; thence 
through Cedar place to Bird street ; thence through Bird street to Hancock 
street; thence through Hancock street to Pleasant street; thence through 
Pleasant street to Savin Hill avenue; thence through Savin Hill avenue 
to Maryland street; thence through Maryland street to Bay street; thence 
through Bay street to its intersection with the location of the Plymouth 
Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence 
through said location (following the Shawmut Branch where said location 
forks near Harrison square) to Geneva avenue; thence through Geneva 
avenue to Dakota street; thence through Dakota street to Clay bourne 
street; thence through Claybourne street to Bowdoin street; thence 
through Bowdoin street to Geneva avenue; thence through Geneva avenue 
to Olney street; thence through Olney street to Rock terrace; thence 
through Rock terrace to Wales place; thence through Wales place to its 
intersection with the location of the Midland Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to the 
point of beginning. 

WARD SIXTEEN. 

(DORCHESTER SOUTH.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Talbot avenue and Lithgow street; 
thence through Lithgow street to Wainwright street; thence through 
Wainwright street to Centre street; thence through Centre street to Nixon 
street; thence through Nixon street to Mather street; thence through 
Mather street to Penhallow street; thence through Penhallow street to 
Melville avenue; thence through Melville avenue to Bourneside street; 



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thence through Boumeside street to Centervale park; thence through 
Centervale park to Upland avenue; thence through Upland avenue to 
Park street; thence through Park street to its intersection with the loca- 
tion of the Shawmut Branch of the Plymouth Division of the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location and through 
the location of the main line of said division where said branch joins it 
near Harrison square, to its intersection with the middle line of Freeport 
street; thence in a direct line nearly northeasterly to a slightly obtuse 
angle in the shore Une of Boston on Dorchester Bay, being the nearest 
angle in said line; thence by said shore Une on Dorchester Bay and in the 
Neponset river to its intersection with the northeasterly side of the loca- 
tion of the Plymouth Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad; thence by said northeasterly side of said location to its inter- 
section with the boundary line in the Neponset river between Boston and 
Quincy; thence by said boundary Une in the Neponset river to its inter- 
section with Granite Bridge; thence through said bridge to its intersection 
with the location of the Milton Branch of the Plymouth Division of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said loca- 
tion to its intersection with the middle Une of Mellish road extended; 
thence by said extended Une and through MeUish road to Adams street; 
thence through Adams street to its intersection with the southerly bound- 
ary line of Dorchester park extended, said Une running nearly northwest 
and southeast; thence by said boundary line of Dorchester park in several 
courses as the same is legaUy established, running in a general westerly 
direction to its intersection with Dorchester avenue; thence through Dor- 
chester avenue to Talbot avenue; thence through Talbot avenue to the 
point of beginning. 

WARD SEVENTEEN. 

(DORCHESTER CENTER.) 

Beginning at the intersection of the location of the Midland Division of 
the New York, New Haven & Hartford RaUroad and Harvard street; 
thence through Harvard street across Washington street and through 
Bowdoin street to Claybourne street; thence through Claybourne street 
to Dakota street; thence through Dakota street to Geneva avenue; thence 
through Geneva avenue to the location of the Shawmut Branch of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said loca- 
tion to Park street; thence through Park street to Upland avenue; thence 
through Upland avenue to Centervale park; thence through Centervale 
park to Boumeside street; thence through Bourneside street to MelvLUe 
avenue; thence through Melville avenue to Penhallow street; thence 
through Penhallow street to Mather street; thence through Mather street 
to Nixon street; thence through Nixon street to Centre street; thence 
through Centre street to Wainwright street; thence through Wainwright 
street to Lithgow street; thence through Lithgow street to Talbot avenue; 
thence through Talbot avenue to Dorchester avenue; thence through Dor- 



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Chester avenue to its intersection with the southerly boundary Hne of 
Dorchester park near Bellows place and St. Gregory's court; thence by 
said line on several courses as the same is legally established, in a general 
easterly direction to Adams street; thence through Adams street to Mellish 
road; thence through Mellish road and by the middle line of Mellish road 
extended to its intersection with the location of the Milton Branch of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said loca- 
tion to its intersection with Granite Bridge; thence through said Granite 
Bridge to the boundary line in the Neponset river between Boston and 
Quincy ; thence by said boundary line and by the boundary line in Neponset 
fiver between Boston and Milton to its intersection with the middle line of 
Eagle Mill place extended; thence by said extended line and through 
Eagle Mill place to River street; thence through River street to Groveland 
street; thence through Groveland street and by its middle line extended 
through Board of Survey street No. 511 to Morton street; thence through 
Morton street to its intersection with the location of the Midland Divi- 
sion of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through 
said location to the point of beginning. 

WARD EIGHTEEN. 
(hyde pabk and mattapan.) 
Beginning at the intersection of Washington street and Poplar street, 
thence through Poplar street to Canterbury street; thence through Can- 
terbury street to its intersection with the location of the Providence Divi- 
sion of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through 
said location to Blakemore street; thence through Blakemore street to 
Hyde Park avenue; thence through Hyde Park avenue to Neponset 
avenue; thence through Neponset avenue to Canterbury street; thence 
through Canterbury street to Walk Hill street; thence through Walk Hill 
street to Blue Hill avenue; thence through Blue Hill avenue to Eveh^n 
street, thence through E\el}^n street to Norfolk street; thence through 
Norfolk street to Elizabeth street; thence through Elizabeth street and 
the middle line thereof extended to the location of the Midland Division 
of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said 
location to Morton street; thence through Morton street to the middle 
line of Groveland street extended through Board of Survey street No. 511; 
thence by said extended line and through Groveland street to River street ; 
thence through River street to Eagle Mill place; thence through Eagle 
Mill place, and its middle line extended to the boundary Une in the Nepon- 
set river between Boston and Milton; thence by said line in Neponset 
river to its intersection with the boundary line between Boston and Ded- 
ham; thence by said boundar}^ Une between Boston and Dedham to its 
intersection with the boundary hne formerly existing between Boston and 
Hyde Park; thence by said former boundary line to its intersection with 
the middle line of Turtle Pond road in the Stony Brook Reservation; 
thence through Turtle Pond road to Washington street; thence through 
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WARD NINETEEN. 

(JAMAICA PLAIN AND ROSLINDALE EAST.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Centre street and Perkins street ; thence 
through Perkins street to Chestnut street; thence through Chestnut street 
to the boundary hne between Boston and BrookKne; thence by said 
boundary hne to Allandale street; thence through Allandale street to 
Centre street; thence through Centre street to Walter street; thence 
through Walter street to the southwesterly boundary line of the Arnold 
Arboretum; thence by said boundary line on several courses as the same 
is legally estabhshed, and by said line extended, to its intersection with the 
location of the West Roxbury Branch of the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to its intersection with 
the middle line of Lee Hill road extended; thence by said extended hne 
and through Lee Hill road to Washington street; thence through Washing- 
ton street to Poplar street; thence through Poplar street to Canterbury 
street; thence through Canterbury street to the location of the Providence 
Division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence 
through said location to Blakemore street; thence through Blakemore 
street to Hyde Park avenue; thence through Hyde Park avenue to Nepon- 
set avenue; thence through Neponset avenue to Canterbury street; thence 
through Canterbury street to Morton street; thence through Morton street 
to Forest Hills avenue in Forest Hills Cemetery; thence through Forest 
Hills avenue to Union terrace; thence through Union terrace to its inter- 
section with the northwesterly boundary line of Forest Hills Cemetery; 
thence by said line on several courses as the same is legally established to 
Weld Hill street; thence through Weld Hill street to Hyde Park avenue; 
thence through Hyde Park avenue to Washington street; thence through 
Washington street to Asticou road; thence through Asticou road to St. 
Ann street; thence through St. Ann street across South street to the 
Arborway; thence through the Arborway to Custer street; thence through 
Custer street to South street; thence through South street to Carolina 
avenue; thence through Carolina avenue and through Williams street to 
its intersection with the location of the Providence Division of the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; thence through said location to 
Atherton street; thence through Atherton street, across Lamartine street 
and through Mozart street to Chestnut avenue; thence through Chestnut 
avenue to Forbes street; thence through Forbes street to Centre street; 
thence through Centre street to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWENTY. 

(west roxbury AND ROSLINDALE WEST.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Allandale street and the boundary Hne 
between Boston and Brookline; thence through Allandale street to Centre 
street; thence through Centre street to Walter street; thence through 
Walter street to the southwesterly boundary line of the Arnold Arboretum; 



198 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

thence bj' said boundary line on several courses as the same is legally 
established, and by said line extended, to its intersection with the location 
of the West Roxbury Branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad; thence through said location to its intersection with the middle 
line of Lee Hill road extended; thence by said extended line and through 
Lee Hill road to Washington street; thence through Washington street to 
Turtle Pond road in the Stony Brook Reservation; thence through said 
Turtle Pond road to the boundary hne formerly existing between Boston 
and Hyde Park; thence by said former boundary line and its extension as 
the boundary line between Boston and Dedham, and so following said last 
named boundary Hne, and the boimdary hne between Boston and Needham 
and the bovmdary line between Boston and Newton and the boundary line 
between Boston and Brookline, to the point of beginning. 

WARD TWENTY-ONE. 

(BRIGHTON SOUTH.) 

Beginning at the intersection of North Beacon street and Cambridge 
street at Union square; thence through Cambridge street to its inter- 
section with the location of the Boston & Albany Railroad; thence through 
said location to its intersection with the middle line of an old creek called 
Smelt brook, which formerly formed a part of the boundary line between 
Brighton and Brookline; thence by said middle line of Smelt brook, and 
the same extended, to its intersection with the boundary line in Charles 
river between Boston and Cambridge; thence by said boundary Hne in 
Charles river to its intersection with the middle line of Granby street 
extended; thence by said extended middle line, and through Granby street 
to Commonwealth avenue; thence through Commonwealth avenue to 
Blandford street; thence through Blandford street, and its middle line 
extended, to its intersection with the location of the Boston & Albany 
Railroad; thence through said location to Brookline avenue; thence through 
BrookHne avenue to Kihnamock street; thence through Kilmarnock street, 
and by its middle line extended, to its intersection with the middle Hne of 
Muddy river in the Back Bay Fens; thence by the middle line of said 
Muddy river in the Back Bay Fens and in the Riverway to its intersec- 
tion with the boundary line between Boston and Brookline in the north- 
easterly Hne of St. Mary's street extended; thence by said boundary line 
along the northeasterly side of St. Mary's street, along the southerly side 
of Commonwealth avenue, and so continuing on various courses as said 
boundary line is legally established to a point south of Chestnut Hill 
Reservoir where it meets the boundary line between Boston and Newton; 
thence by said boundary Hne between Boston and Newton, around the 
southwesterly end of Chestnut Hill Reservoir, to the intersection of said 
line with Commonwealth avenue; thence through Commonwealth avenue 
to South street; thence through South street to Chestnut Hill avenue; 
thence through Chestnut Hill avenue to WilHam Jackson avenue; thence 
through WiUiam Jackson avenue to Academy Hill road; thence through 



WARD BOUNDARIES. 199 

Academy Hill road to Chestnut Hill avenue; thence through Chestnut 
Hill avenue to Union street; thence through Union street to Nantasket 
avenue; thence through Nantasket avenue to Washington street; thence 
through Washingron street to Cambridge street; thence through Cam- 
bridge street to Dustin street; thence through Dustin street to North 
Beacon street; thence through North Beacon street to the point of 
beginning. 

WARD TWENTY-TWO. 

(BRIGHTON NORTH.) 

Beginning at the intersection of Cambridge street and North Beacon 
street at Union square; thence through North Beacon street to Dustin 
street; thence through Dustin street to Cambridge street; thence through 
Cambridge street to Washington street; thence through Washington 
street to Nantasket avenue; thence through Nantasket avenue to Union 
street; thence through Union street to Chestnut Hill avenue; thence through 
Chestnut Hill avenue to Academy Hill road; thence through Academy 
Hill road to William Jackson avenue; thence through William Jackson 
avenue to Chestnut Hill avenue; thence through Chestnut Hill avenue to 
South street; thence through South street to Commonwealth avenue; 
thence through Commonwealth avenue to its intersection with the bound- 
ary line between Boston and Newton; thence by said boundary line to its 
intersection with the boundary hne in Charles river between Boston and 
Watertown; thence by said boundary line in Charles river and by the 
boundary line in said river between Boston and Cambridge to its inter- 
section with the middle line extended of an old creek called Smelt brook, 
which formerly formed a part of the boundary line between Brighton and 
Brookline; thence by said extended middle line and the middle line of 
Smelt brook to its intersection with the location of the Boston & Albany 
Railroad ; thence through said location to Cambridge street ; thence through 
Cambridge street to the point of beginning. 



MEMBERS OF 
CITY GOVERNMENT. 

1909-1924. 



MAYOJRS 4ND CEETAIN OTHEE OFFICIALS SINCE 1822. 



ORATORS APPOINTED BY THE CITY SINCE 1771. 



MASSACHUSETTS MEMBERS OF 69™ CONGRESS 

AND 
BOSTON MEMBERS OF LEGISLATURE. 1925-26. 



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I909. 



James M. Curley, 
Daniel A. Whelton, 
Daniel J. Donnelly,' 
George P. Anderson, 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Frederick J. Brand, 
W. Dudley Cotton, jr., 



Ward 1 . 
Edward C. R. Bagley, 
Frank A. Goodwin, 
Joseph A. Hoey. 

Ward Z. 
Joseph H. Pendergast, 
Dennis A. O'Neil, 
Michael J. Brophy. 

Ward 3. 
James J. Brennan, 
Joseph A. Dart, 
William J. Murray. 

Ward 4. 
Francis M. Ducey, 
Patrick B. Carr, 
James I. Green, 

Ward 6. 
John J. Buckley, 
William E. Carney, 
Edward A. Troy 

Ward 6. 
Stephen Gardella, 
Francis D. O'Donnell, 
Alfred Scigliano. 

Ward 7. 
John L. Donovan, 
John T. Kennedy, 
Dominick F. Spellman. 

Ward 8. 
James J. Ryan, 
James A. Bragan, 
Adolphus M. Burroughs. 

Ward 9. 
Isaac Gordon, 
Robert J. Howell, 
Thomas B. McKeagney. 



Matob. 
GEORGE A. HIBBARD.i 

Aldermen. 
Fbbdebick J. Brand, Chairman. 

James P. Timilty, 
J. Frank O'Hare, 
John J. Attridge, 
Charles L. Carr, 
Thomas J. Giblin, 
Matthew Hale. 

John T. Priest, City Clerk. 

COUNCILMBN. 

George C. McCabb, PresiderU. 
Ward 10. 
J. Henderson Allston, 
Channing H. Cox, 
William S. Kinney. 



Ward 11. 
Courtenay Crocker, 
Theodore Hoague, 
Charles H. Moore. 

Ward 12. 
Seth Fenelon Arnold, 
Alfred G. Davis, 
Francis J. H. Jones. 

Ward 13. 
Leo F. McCullough,' 
Stephen A. Welch, 
Coleman E. Kelly. 

Ward 14. 
Cornelius J. Fitzgerald, 
Thomas J. Casey, 
Joseph L. Collins. 

Ward 16. 
John O'Hara, 
William T. Conway, 
Joseph A. O'Bryan. 

Ward 16. 
John D. McGivern, 
Hugh M. Garrity, 
William D. McCarthy. 

Ward 17. 
Thomas M. Joyce, 
Francis J. Brennan, 
John D. Connors. 
Joseph O'Kane. Clerk. 



Ward 18. 
Daniel F. Cronin, 
Michael F. O'Brien, 
George Kenney. 

Ward 19. 
Peter A. Hoban, 
William J. Kohler, 
John J. Donovan. 

Ward SO. 
Charles T. Harding, 
Harry R. Gumming, 
William Smith, jr. 

Ward 21 . 
WUliam N. Hackett, 
John Ballantyne, 
Walter R. Meins. 

Ward SS. 
William H. Morgan, 
George Penshom, 
Bernhard G. Krug. 

Ward S3. 
George W. Carruth, 
George W. Smith, 
Ward D. Prescott. 

Ward 24. 
Frank B. Crane, 
James A. Hart, 
Clifford C. Best. 

Ward 26. 
Edward C. Webster, 
George C. McCabe. 
Charles H. Warren. 



1 Elected for two years. ' Died June 23, 1909. 

'Resigned June 3. 1909. 



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203 



Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter I.. Collins. 



I910. 

Matob. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD.* 
CiTT Council. 
Walter Ballanttne, President. 
Term Ends in 1912. 
James M. Curley, 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny. 



Term Ends in 1911. 
Frederick J. Brand, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley. 



Term Ends in 1914. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley, 
Earnest E. Smith. 



Term Ends in 1915. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny, 
John A. Co\iltl>urat. 



Term Ends in 1916. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1917. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
George W. Coleman, 
William H. Woods. 



1911. 

Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 

CiTT COJNCIL. 

Walter L. Collins, President. 
Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 

1912. 

Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 

City Council. 
John J. Attridge, President. 
Term Ends in 1914. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley, 
Earnest E. Smith. 



Term Ends in 1912. 
James M. Curley, 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny. 



Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge. 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 



1913. 

Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 

City Council. 
Thomas J. Kenny, President. 
Term Ends in 1915. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny, 
John A. Coulthurst, 

1914. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor.* 

City Council. 
Daniel J. McDonald, President. 
Term Ends in 1916. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1914. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley, 
Earnest E. Smith. 



Term Ends in 1915. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny, 
John A. Coulthurst. 



Note. — The Board of Aldermen and Common Council were abolished by the amended 
City Charter of 1909 and the City Council was established, consisting of ninemembers. 
See Section 1 of the Charter, page 19 of this Municipal Rboibtbr. 

* Elected for four years, subject to recall at end of two years. 



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Term Ends in 191S. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
John A. Coulthurst, 
Henry E. Hagan. 



I91S. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob. 
City Council. 
Geoboe W. Coleman, President. 

Term Ends in 1917. 
George W. Coleman, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 



William H. Woods.* 



Term Ends in 1916. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James A. Watson. 



* Councilor Woods died May 3, 1915. and the City Council elected James J. Storrow, 
May 24. to serve in his place for the remainder of the municipal year. 



1916. 



Term Ends in 1919. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James J. Storrow. 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayoe. 
City Council. 
Henry E. H.vgan, President. 
Term Ends in 1918. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
John A. Coulthurst,* 
Henry E. Hagan. 



Term Ends in 1917. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
George W. Coleman, 
Thomas J. Kenny. 



♦Councilor Coulthurst died June 30, 1916, and the City Council elected Geoffrey B. 
Lehy, October 17, to serve in his place for the remainder of the municipal year. 



Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
James A. Watson. 



1917. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 

James J. Storrow, President. 



Term Ends in 1919. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James J. Storrow. 



Term Ends in 1918. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Alfred E. Wellington. 



Term Ends in 1921. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



1918. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor. 

City Council. 
Walter L. Collins, President. 
Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1919. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James J. Storrow. 



Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 



1919. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor, 

City Council. 
Francis J. W. Ford, President. 
Term Ends in 1921. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
James A. Watson. 



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205 



Term Ends in 1923. 
David J. Brickley, 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
James A. Watson. 



1920. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor. 

CiTT COTTNCIL. 

James T. Moriartt, President. 
Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 



Term Ends in 1921. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
J.ames T. Moriarty. 



Term Ends in 1924. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



1921. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor. 

City Council. 
James A. Watson, President. 
Term Ends in 1923. 
David J. Brickley, 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 



Term Ends in 1925. 
John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
William J. Walsh. 



1922. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 
David J. Brickley, President. 
Term Ends in 1924. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



Term Ends in 1923. 
David J. Brickley, 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1926. 
David J. Brickley, 
William C. S. Healey, 
Jarnes A. Watson. 



1923. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 
Daniel W. Lane, President. 
Term Ends in 1925. 
John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
William J. Walsh. 



Term Ends in 1924. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



Term Ends in 1927. 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty, 
James T. PurceU. 



1924. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 
John A. Donoghue, President. 
Term Ends in 1926. 
David J. Brickley, 
William C. S. Healey, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1925. 
John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
WiUiam J. Walsh. 



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Mayors of the City of Boston. 

From 1822 to the Present Time. 



Namb. 


Place and Date of Birth. 


Died. 


Years of 
Service. 


* John Phillips 


Boston 


.Nov. 26, 1770 


May 29, 1823 


1822 1 




Boston 


.Feb. 4, 1772 


July 1, 1864 


1823-28.. 6 


* Harrison Gray Otis 


Boston 


.Oct. 8, 1765 


Oct. 28, 1848 


1829-31.. 3 


* Charles Wells 


Boston 

Boston 


.Dec. 30, 1786 
.Feb. 19,1792 


June 3, 1866 
July 17, 1849 


1832-33.. 2 


* Theodore Lyman, jr 


1834-35.. 2 


* Samuel T. Armstrong. . . 


Dorchester 


.April 29, 1784 


Mar. 26, 1850 


1836 1 


♦Samuel A. Eliot 


Boston 


.Mar. 5, 1798 


Jan. 29. 1862 


1837-39.. 3 


* Jonathan Chapman 


Boston 


.Jan. 23, 1807 


May 25. 1848 


1840-42.. 3 


* Martin Brimmer 


Roxbury 


.June 8,1793 


April 25, 1847 


1843-44,. 2 


* Thomas A. Davis 


Brookline 


.Dec. 11, 1798 


Nov. 22, 1845 


1845 1 


* Josiah Quincy, jr 


Boston 


.Jan. 17, 1802 


Nov. 2, 1882 


1846-48.. 3 


* John P. Bigelow 


Groton 


.Aug. 25, 1797 


July 4. 1872 


1849-51.. 3 


* Benjamin Seaver 


Roxbury 


.April 12. 1795 


Feb. 14, 1856 


1852-53., 2 


* Jerome V. C. Smith 


Conway, N. H. 


.July 20. 1800 


Aug. 20. 1879 


1854-55.. 2 


* Alexander H. Rice 


Newton 


.Aug. 30, 1818 


July 22, 1895 


1856-57.. 2 


* Frederic W. Lincoln, jr. . 


Boston 


.Feb. 27, 1817 


Sept. 13, 1898 


1858-60.. 3 


• Joseph M. Wightman. . . 


Boston 


.Oct. 19, 1812 


Jan. 25, 1885 


186 1-62.. 2 


* Frederic W. Lincoln, jr. . 


(See above) 




(See above) . . . 


1863-66.. 4 




Boston 

Boston 


.Nov. 2, 1811 
.June 29, 1810 


Sept. 5. 1882 
Oct. 17. 1874 


1867 1 


• Nathaniel B. ShurtleflF.. . 


1868-70. .3 


• William Gaston 


Killingly, Conn 


....Oct. 3, 1820 


Jan. 19, 1894 


187 1-72.. 2 


Henry L. Pierce 


Stou^hton 


.Aug. 23. 1825 


Dec. 17, 1896 


1873,10 mo. 


Leonard R. Cutter 


(See under Chairmen of Alder- 




1873, 2 mo. 


*6amuelC. Cobb 


men) 
Taunton 


.May 22,1826 


Feb. 18, 1891 


1874-76.. 3 


* Frederick 0. Prince 


Boston 


.Jan. 18, 1818 


June 6, 1899 


1877 1 


• Henry L. Pierce 


(See above) 




(See above) . . . 


1878 1 




(See above) .... 




(See above) . . . 


1879-81.. 3 


* Samuel A. Green 


Groton 


.Mar. 16, 1830 


Dec. 5, 1918 


1882 1 


* Albert Palmer 


Candia, N. H.. 
Abbot, Me 


.Jan. 17, 1831 
.Nov. 23, 1835 


May 21,1887 
Mar. 13, 1902 


1883 1 


* Augustus P. Martin .... 


1884 1 


* Hugh O'Brien 


Ireland 


.July 13, 1827 


Aug. 1, 1895 


1885-88.. 4 


Thomas N. Hart 


North Reading. 


.Jan. 20,1829 




1889-90.. 2 




Boston 

Roxbury 


.Mar. 28, 1854 
.Mar. 26, 1861 




1891-94.. 4 


* Edwin U. Curtis 


Mar. 28, 1922 


1895 1 


* t Josiah Quincy 


Quincy 


.Oct. 15,1859 


Sept. 8, 1919 


1896-99.. 4 


t Thomas N. Hart 


(See above) 






1900-01.. 2 


* t Patrick A. Collins 


Fermoy, Ireland 


, Mar. 12, 1844 


Sept. 14, 1905 


1902-05, 3i 


§ Daniel A. Whelton 


Boston 

Boston 

Boston 


.Jan. 21, 1872 
.Feb. 11, 1863 
.Oct. 27, 1864 




1905.3imo. 


t John F. Fitzgerald 




1906-07.. 2 


* t George A. Hibbard 


May 29, 1910 


1908-09., 2 


^ John F. Fitzgerald 


(See above) .... 






1910-13.. 4 


\ James M. Curley 


Boston 

Jamaica Plain. . 


.Nov. 20, 1874 
.April 3,1872 




19 14-17.. 4 


^ Andrew J. Peters 




1918-21.. 4 


^ James M. Curley 




1922-25.. 4 











* Deceased. f Elected for two years. 

§ Acting Mayor. 



1 Twice elected for two years. 
IT Elected for four years. 



CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 



207 



Note. — From January 6, 1845, to February 27, 1845, or from the close of Mayor 
Brimmer's term of oflBce till the election of his successor, Thomas A. Davis, the Chairman 
of the Board of Aldermen, William Parker, performed the duties of Mayor. 

In the interim between the death of Mayor Davis, on November 22, 1845, and the 
election on December 11, 1845, of his successor, Josiah Quincy, jr., Benson Leavitt, Chair- 
mm of the Board of Aldermen, acted as Mayor. 

There were three ballotings for the election of Mayor for 1854, between December 12, 
1853, and January 9, 1854. In the meantime the duties of Mayor were performed by 
Benjamin L. Allen, Chairman of the Board of Aldermen. 

In 1873 Miyor Pierce resigned his ofSce on November 29, on his election to the Congress 
of the United States. During the remainder of the municipal year Leonard R. Cutter, 
Chairman of the Board of Aldermen, served ex officio as Acting Mayor. 

Miyor Collins died on September 14, 1905. Daniel A. Whelton, Chairman of the 
Board of Aldermen, was .\cting Mayor for the remainder of the municipal year, viz., 
September 15, 1905, to January 1, 1906. 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen. 



Name, 


Place and Date of Birth. 


Died. 


Years of 
Service. 


* William Washburn 


Lyme, N. H.. . 


.Oct. 7.1808 


Oct. 30,1890 


1855 


* Pelham Bonney 


Pembroke 


.Feb. 21,1802 


April 29, 1861 


1856-57 


* Joseph Milner Wightman 


Boston 


.Oct. 19, 1812 


Jan. 25, 1885 


1858 


* Silas Peirce 


Scituate 


.Feb. 15, 1793 


Aug. 27, 1879 


1859 


* Otia Clapp 




.Mar. 3,1806 


Sept. 18, 1886 


1860 


* Silas Peirce 


(See above) .... 






1861 


* Thomas Phillips Rich . . . 


Lynn 


.Mar. 31, 1803 


Dec. 11, 1875 


1862 


* Thomas Coffin Amory, jr. 


Boston 


.Aug. 16, 1812 


Oct. 10, 1899 


1863 


* Otia Norcross 


Boston 


.Nov. 2,1811 


Sept. 5, 1882 


1864 


* George W. Messinger. . . 


Boston 


.Feb. 5, 1813 


April 27, 1870 


1865-66 


* Charles Wesley Slack. . . 


Boston 


.Feb. 21,1825 


Aprill 1,1885 


1867 


* George W. Messinger . . . 


(See above) .... 




(See above) . . . 
AprU 13, 1901 


1868 


* Benjamin James 


Scituate 


.Aug. 22, 1814 


1869 


* Newton Talbot 


Stoughton 


.Mar. 10, 1815 


Feb. 3, 1904 


1870 


* Charles Edward Jenkins, 


Scituate 


.July 29, 1817 


Aug. 1, 1882 


1871 


* Samuel Little 




.Aug. 15, 1827 
..July 1,1825 


Dec. 21, 1906 


1872 


* Leonard R. Cutter 


JafFrey, N. H... 


July 13, 1894 


1873 


* John Taylor Clark 


Sanbornton,N.H.,Sep. 19, 1825 


Oct. 29,1880 


1874-77 


* Solomon Bliss Stebbins. . 


Warren 


.Jan. 18, 1830 


June 8, 1910 


1878 


*Hugh O'Brien 


Ireland 


.July 13, 1827 


Aug. 1,1895 


1879-81 


* Solomon Bliss Stebbins. . 


(See above) .... 




(See above) . . . 
(See above) . . . 


1882 


"•Hugh O'Brien 




1883 


* Charles Varney Whitten, 


Vassalboro, Me. 


, May 10, 1829 


Mar. 18, 1891 


1884-85 


* Charles Hastings Allen . . 


Boston 


.June 14,1828 


Mar. 31, 1907 


1886 


* Patrick John Donovan . . 


Charlestown . . . 


.April 9, 1848 


Sept. 18, 1912 


1887 


* Charles Hastings Allen . . 


(See above) .... 




(See above) . . . 


1888 


* Homer Rogers 


Sudbury 


.Oct. 11,1840 


Nov. 10, 1907 


1889 


William Power Wilson. . . 


Baltimore, Md . 
Dorchester. . . . 


-Nov. 15, 1852 
. Feb. 15, 1855 




1890 


* Herbert Schaw Carruth. . 


Dec. 27, 1917 


1891 


John Henry Lee 


Boston 


.April 26, 1846 


Sept. 12, 1923 


1892-93 




North Attleboro 
(See above) .... 


'..Julys, 1856 




1894-95 






1896 











* Deceased. 
Note. — The Mayor was ex officio Chairman of the Board of .Aldermen from the incor- 
poration of the City imtil 1855; the Board elected a permanent Chairman from 1855. 



208 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

CHAIRMEN OP THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN.- — Concluded. 



Namb. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



t Perlie Appleton Dyar . . . 
t Joseph Aloysius Conry . . 

* David Franklin Barry. . . 

* Michael Joseph O'Brien . 

James Henry Doyle 

Daniel A. Whelton 

J Charles Martin Draper. . 

t Edward L. Cauley 

William Berwin 

» Louis M. Clark 

* Frederick J. Brand 



Lynn Mar. 26, 1857 

Brookline Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Feb. 29, 1852 

Ireland Feb. 11, 1855 

Boston June 17, 1867 

Boston Jan. 21, 1872 

Dedham Nov. 1,1869 

Charlestown Aug. 8, 1870 

New Orleans, La.,Dec. 16, 1858 

Dorchester Dec. 14, 1858 

Plainville, Conn., Feb. 3,1861 



July 23, 1911 
April 5, 1903 



Mar. 15, 1914 
Mar. 16, 1912 



1897-98 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901-04 

1905 

1906 

1906 

1907 

1908 

1909 



Presidents of the Common Council. 




Namb. 


Place and Date of Birth. 


Died. 


Years of 
Service. 


• William Prescott 


Pepperell 


.Aug. 19, 1762 


Dec. 8, 1844 


1822 


* John Welles 


Boston 

Boston 


.Oct. 14.1764 
..Oct. 10,1777 


Sept. 26, 1855 
Aug. 21, 1858 


1823 


* Francis Johonnot Oliver, 


1824-25 


• John Richardson Adan . . 


Boston 


..July 8,1793 


July 4, 1849 


1826-28 


• Eliphalet Williams 


Taunton 


..Mar. 7,1778 


June 12, 1855 


1829 


* Benj. Toppan Pickman. . 


Salem 


..Sept. 17, 1790 


Mar. 22, 1835 


1830-31 


* John Prescott Bigelow... 


Groton 


. .Aug. 25, 1797 


July 4, 1872 


1832-33 


• Josiah Quincy, jr 


Boston 


..Jan. 17, 1802 


Nov. 2, 1882 


1834-36 


• Philip Marett 


Boston 


.Sept. 25, 1792 


Mar. 22, 1869 


1837-40 


* Edward Blake 


Boston Sept. 28, 1805 

N.Gloucester, Me., Apr.l2, '16 


Sept. 4, 1873 
May 28, 1889 


1841-43 


• Peleg Whitman Chandler 


1844-45 


• George Stillman Hillard, 


Machias, Me.. 


..Sept. 22, 1808 


Jan. 21, 1879 


1846-47' 


• Benjamin Seaver 


Roxb\iry 


..April 12, 1795 


Feb. 14, 1856 


18472-49 




Boston 

Dorchester 


.Nov. 10, 1800 
..June 14, 1818 


June 14, 1889 
July 19, 1892 


1850-51 


• Henry Joseph Gardner. . 


1852-53 


• Alex. Hamilton Rice .... 


Newton 


.Aug. 30, 1818 


July 22, 1895 


1854 


• Joseph Story 


Marblehead . . . 

Andover 

Portsmouth, N 


..Nov. 11,1822 
.June 22, 1825 
H., Oct. 24, '28 


June 22, 1905 
Aug. 23, 1905 
Aug. 24, 1882 


1855 




1856-67 


* Samuel W. Waldron, jr. . 


1858 


* Josiah Putnam Bradlee . . 


Boston 


..June 10, 1817 


Feb. 2, 1887 


1859-60 


* Joseph Hildreth Bradley, 


Haverhill 


.Mar. 5,1822 


Oct. 5, 1882 


1861 


* Joshua Dorsey Ball 


Baltimore, Md 


.July 11, 1828 


Dec. 18, 1892 


1862 


* George Silsbee Hale 


Keene, N. H.. 


.Sept. 24, 1825 


July 27, 1897 


1863-64 


* Wm. Bentley Fowle, jr. . 


Boston 


.July 27,1826 


Jan. 21,1902 


1865 



* Deceased. ' To July 1. ' From July 1. 

t PerUe A. Dyar from January 25, 1898, to April 1, 1898, and October 1, 1898, to end 
of year. Joseph A. Conry from April 1, 1898, to October 1, 1898. 

t Charles M. Draper from February 28, 1906, to September 10, 1906. Edward L. 
Cauley from September 10, 1906, to end of year. 



PRESIDENTS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 209 

PRESIDENTS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. — Concluded. 



Name. 


Place and Date of Birth. 


Died. 


Years of 
Service. 






(See above) 
April 6, 1893 


1866 


* Weston Lewis 


Hingham 


.April 14, 1834 


1867 


* Charles Hastings Allen. . . 


Boston 


.June 14,1828 


Mar. 31, 1907 


1868 


* William Giles Harris 


Revere 


.May 15,1828 


Oct. 29, 1897 


1869 


* Melville Ezra Ingalls 


Harrison, Me. . 


.Sept. 6,1842 


July 11, 1914 


1870 




Truro 

Amherst 

Hampton, N. H 


.June 8, 1820 

.Jan. 16, 1840 
, Nov. 25, 1835 


Dec. 13, 1914 

Sept. 18, 1915 
April 27, 1903 


1871 


* Marquis Fayette Dickin- 


1872 


* Edward Olcott Shepard.. 


1873-74 


* Halsey Joseph Boardman 


Norwich, Vt. . . 


.May 19, 1834 


Jan. 15, 1900 


1875 


* John Q. A. Brackett 


Bradford, N. H. 


, June 8, 1842 


April 6, 1918 


1876 






.Jan. 13,1829 


Sept. 24, 1879 
June 14, 1900 


1877 78 


* William H. Whitmore. . . 


Dorchester .... 


.Sept. 6,1836 


1879 


Harvey Newton Shepard 


Boston 


.July 8,1850 




1880 


Andrew Jackson Bailey. . 


Charlestown . . . 


.July 18,1840 




1881 1 


* Charles Edward Pratt . . . 


Vassalboro, Me. 


, Mar. 13, 1845 


Aug. 20, 1898 


1881 2-82 


* James Joseph Flynn .... 


St. John, N. B. 


1835 


Mar. 26, 1884 


1883 3 




Wachenheim, Germany, 

May 17, 1846 


June 20,1911 


1883 * 






* John Henry Lee 


Boston 


.April 26, 1846 


Sept. 12, 1923 


1884 


Edward John Jenkins .... 


London, Eng. . . 
Boston 


.Dec. 20, 1854 
.Feb. 29, 1852 




1885-86 


♦David Franklin Barry. . . 


July 23, 1911 


1887-88 


* Horace Gwynne Allen.. 


Jamaica Plain . . 


.July 27, 1855 


Feb. 12, 1919 


1889-90 








(See above) . . . 
April 25, 1899 


1891 93 


* Christopher Francis 

O'Brien 




.Feb. 17, 1869 


1894-95 


Joseph Aloysius Conry.. . . 


Brookline 


.Sept. 12, 1868 


1896-97 


Timothy Lawrence Con- 


Boston 

Boston 

Boston 

Boston 

Boston 

Carmel, N. Y.. 


.Oct. 5, 1871 
.July 27,1874 
.Sept. 22, 1876 
.June 24, 1872 
.July 1,1882 
.July 5,1873 




1898 


Daniel Joseph Kiley 




1899-1901 


Arthur Walter Dolan 




1902-05 


William John Barrett 




1906-07 


Leo F. McCullough 




1908 


♦George Cheney McCabe 


Dec. 27, 1917 


1909 



* Deceased. ' To October 27. 2 From October 27. ^ To June 11. « From June 14. 



210 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Presidents of the City Council." 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Year of 
Service. 



Walter Ballantyne 

Walter Leo Collins 

John Joseph Attridge 

Thomas Joseph Kenny . . . 
Daniel Joseph McDonald, 

George W. Coleman 

Henry E. Hagan 

James J. Storrow 

Walter Leo Collins 

Francis J. W. Ford 

James T. Moriarty 

James A. Watson 

David J. Brickley 

Daniel W. Lane 

John A. Donoghue 



Hawick, Scotland, Mar. 17, 1855 

Boston April 7, 1878 

Boston Feb. 8,1878 

Boston Nov. 18, 1863 

Chelsea Aug. 14, 1873 

Boston June 16, 1867 

St. John. N. B. .Feb. 26, 1865 

Boston Jan. 21, 1864 

(See above) 

Boston Dec. 23, 1882 

Amesbury Sept. 22, 1876 

Boston June 24, 1870 

Boston March 14, 1889 

Boston Dec. 11, -1872 

Boston Aug. 12, 1885 



1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 
1916 
1917 
1918 
1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
1924 



* Single chamber, established in 1910 (see Chap. 486, Acts of 1909, Sects. 48-51). 



Orators of Boston. 

APPOINTED BY THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES. 

For the Anniversary of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770. 



1771 James Lovell. 

1772 Dr. Joseph Warren. 

1773 Dr. Benjamin Church. 

1774 John Hancock. 

1775 Dr. Joseph Warren. 

1776 Rev. Peter Thacher. 

1777 Benjamin Hichborn. 

For the Anniversary of 

1783 Dr. John Warren. 

1784 Benjamin Hichborn. 

1785 John Gardiner. 

1786 Jonathan L. Austin. 

1787 Thomas Dawes, jr. 

1788 Harrison Gray Otis. 

1789 Rev. Samuel Stillman. 

1790 Edward Gray. 

1791 Thomas Crafts, jr. 

1792 Joseph Blake, jr. 

1793 John Quincy Adams. 

1794 John Philhps. 

1795 George Blake. 



1778 Jonathan Williams Austin. 

1779 William Tudor. 

1780 Jonathan Mason, jr. 

1781 Thomas Dawes, jr. 

1782 George Richards Minot. 

1783 Dr. Thomas Welsh. 



National Independence, July 4, 1776. 

1796 John Lathrop, jr. 

1797 John Callender. 

1798 Josiah Quincy. 

1799 John Lowell, jr. 

1800 Joseph Hall. 

1801 Charles Paine. 

1802 Rev. WilUam Emerson. 

1803 Wilham SuUivan. 

1804 Dr. Thomas Danforth. 

1805 Warren Dutton. 

1806 Francis Dana Channing. 

1807 Peter O. Thacher. 

1808 Andrew Ritchie, jr. 



ORATORS OF BOSTON. 



211 



1809 William Tudor, jr. 

1810 Alexander Townsend. 

1811 James Savage. 

1812 Benjamin Pollard. 

1813 Edward St. Loe Livermore. 

1814 Benjamin Whitwell. 

1815 Lemuel Shaw. 

1816 George Sullivan. 

1817 Edward T. Channing. 

1818 Francis C. Gray. 

1819 Franklin Dexter. 

1820 Theodore Lyman, jr. 

1821 Charles G. Loring. 

1822 John C. Gray. 

1823 Charles Pelham Curtis. 

1824 Francis Bassett. 

1825 Charles Sprague. 

1826 Josiah Quincy, Mayor. 

1827 William Powell Mason. 

1828 Bradford Sumner. 

1829 James T. Austin. 

1830 Alexander H. Everett. 

1831 Rev. John G. Palfrey. 

1832 Josiah Quincy, jr. 

1833 Edward G. Prescott. 

1834 Richard S. Fay. 

1835 George S. Hillard. 

1836 Henry W. Kinsman. 

1837 Jonathan Chapman. 

1838 Rev. Hubbard Winslow. 

1839 Ivers James Austin. 

1840 Thomas Power. 

1841 George Ticknor Curtis. 

1842 Horace Mann. 

1843 Charles Francis Adams. 

1844 Peleg W. Chandler. 

1845 Charles Sumner. 

1846 Fletcher Webster. 

1847 Thomas G. Carey. 

1848 Joel Giles. 

1849 William W. Greenough. 

1850 Edwin P. Whipple. 

1851 Charles Theodore Russell. 

1852 Rev. Thomas Starr King. 

1853 Timothy Bigelow. 

1854 Rev. A. L. Stone. 

1855 Rev. A. A. Miner. 

1856 Edward Griffin Parker. 

1857 Rev. William R. Alger. 

1858 John S. Holmes. 

1859 George Sumner. 

1860 Edward Everett. 

1861 Theophilus Parsons. 

1862 George Ticknor Curtis. 

1863 Oliver Wendell Holmes. 

1864 Thomas Russell. 

1865 Rev. Jacob M. Manning. 

1866 Rev. S. K. Lothrop. 



1867 Rev. George H. Hepworth. 

1868 Samuel Eliot. 

1869 Ellis W. Morton. 

1870 WiUiam Everett. 

1871 Horace Binney Sargent. 

1872 Charles Francis Adams, jr. 

1873 Rev. John F. W. Ware. 

1874 Richard Frothingham. 

1875 Rev. James Freeman Clarke, 

1876 Robert C. Winthrop. 

1877 William Wirt Warren. 

1878 Joseph Healey. 

1879 Henry Cabot Lodge. 

1880 Robert Dickson Smith. 

1881 George Washington Warren. 

1882 John Davis Long. 

1883 Rev. H. Bernard Carpenter. 

1884 Harvey N. Shepard. 

1885 Thomas J. Gargan. 

1886 George Fred Williams. 

1887 John E. Fitzgerald. 

1888 Wilham E. L. Dillaway. 

1889 John L. Swift. 

1890 Albert E. Pillsbury. 

1891 Josiah Quincy. 

1892 John R. Murphy. 

1893 Henry W. Putnam. 

1894 Joseph H. O'Neil. 

1895 Rev. Adolph Augustus Berle. 

1896 John F. Fitzgerald. 

1897 Rev. Edward Everett Hale. 

1898 Rev. Denis O'Callaghan. 

1899 Nathan Matthews, jr. 

1900 Stephen O'Meara. 

1901 Curtis Guild, jr. 

1902 Joseph A. Conry. 
1-903 Edwin D. Mead, 

1904 John A. Sullivan. 

1905 Le Baron B. Colt. 

1906 Timothy W. Coakley. 

1907 Rev. Edward A. Horton. 

1908 Arthur D. Hill. 

1909 Arthur L. Spring. 

1910 James H. Wolff. 

1911 Charles William Eliot. 

1912 Joseph C. Pelletier. 

1913 Grenville S. MacFarland. 

1914 Rev. James A. Supple. 

1915 Louis D. Brandeis. 

1916 Joe Mitchell Chappie. 

1917 Daniel J. Gallagher. 

1918 Wilham H. P. Faunce. 

1919 Charles Ambrose De Courcy. 

1920 Jacob L. Wiseman. 

1921 Lemuel H. MurUn. 

1922 Jeremiah E. Burke. 

1923 Rev. Charles W. Lyons. 

1924 Rev. Dudley H. Ferrell. 



212 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



MEMBERS OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE 
OF 1925 AND 1926 FROM BOSTON. 



SENATORS. (10.) 

SUFFOLK DISTRICT 



old wards. 
1 *— Ward 1 . 
2**— Wards 3, 4, 5 

3 — Wards 9, 10, 11 

4 — Wards 2, 6, 12 

5 — Wards 7, 8 

6 — Wards 13, 14, 15 

7 — Wards 17, 18, 20 

8 — Wards 16, 22, 23 

9 — Wards 19, 21, 24 



t Edward J. Cox, R. 

t William J. Francis, D. 

t John W. McCormack, D. 

John B. Cashman, D. 
t Wellington Wells, R. 
t James J. Mulvey, D. 
t William I. Hennessey, D 

Caspar G. Bacon, R. 

Frank B. Phinney, R. 



NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK DISTRICTS.! 
Wards 25, 26 Erland F. Fish, R. 

REPRESENTATIVES. (50.) 

't Patrick J. Sullivan, D. 



Ward 
1. 



Ward 
2. 



Ward 
3. 



Ward 
4. 



Ward 



Ward 
6. 



Ward 

7. 



,'t Robert Dinsmore, D. 
1 Thomas J. Powers, D. 

ffTiMOTHY F. Donovan, D. 
I William H. Hearn, D. 

fLuKE D. Mullen, D. 

\ William P. Prendbrgast, D. 

ft John J. McCarthy, D. 
I John P. Buckley, D. 

ff Bernard Finkelstein, D. 
•It John I. Fitzgerald, D. 
[ Felix A. Marcella, D. 

t James W. Hayes, D. 
Thomas F. Donovan, D. 
Edward M. Matz, D. 

ft William J. Conlon, R. 
jt Albert A. Sutherland, R. 
i George P. Anderson, R. 



Ward 
12. 



1 Garrett H. Byrne, D. 

Ward jj Edward F. Wallace, D. 

13. \ Daniel J. Curley, D. 

Ward ft Michael F. Hourihan, D. 

14. 1 Thomas S. Kennedy, D. 

Ward / Joseph M. Ward, D. 

15. 1 William Madden, I. 

Ward jf Elijah Adlow, R. 

16. it Carroll L. Meins, R. 



Ward 
17. 



/ Peter J. Fitzgerald, D. 
\ Joseph J Mulhern, D. 



Ward ft James M. Hunnewell, R. 

8. \t Henry L., Shattuck, R. 

Ward ft William P. Hickey, D. 

9. 1 James J. Twohig, D. 

Ward ft Maurice E. Foley, D. 

10. 1 Eugene P. Durgin, D. 



Ward (t Francis X Coyne, D. 
18. It Richard J. Garvey, D. 

Wards ft William A. Fish, D. 
19 and 20. 1 Bernard Ginsburg, R. 
[ Bernard P. Casey, D. 

■Wabfio ft William D. Lancaster, R. 
91 pC;! 94 ^t Thomas H. Bilodbau, R. 
-1 ana -4. 1 j^^^^^^ ^ Mulhall, D. 

Wards ^t George A. Oilman, R. 
99 or,^ 90 -It George Penshorn, R. 
z^ and Z6. ^ Charles L. Carr, R. 



Ward 
11. 



/t Hugh H. Garrity D. 
[f Walter B. Grant, D. 



Ward 
25. 



Ward 
26. 



t Martin Hays, R. 
Leo M. Birmingham, D. 



* Includes Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. ** Includes part of Cambridge, 

t Signifies re-election. t Includes Brookline and Watertown. 

D, signifies Democrat. I, Independent. R, Republican. 

Note. — ■ Representative William D. Lancaster of Ward 21 died on May 16, 1925. 
Representative Charles L. Carr ot Ward 23 resigned. 



MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND DISTRICTS. 



213 



MEMBERS OF THE SIXTY-NINTH CONGRESS 
FROM MASSACHUSETTS. 



SENATORS. 
William M. BuTLEEjt R 

FrEDEEICK H. GlLLETT,t R 

REPRESENTATIVES 
District 1 — Allen T. Treadwat,* R. 
2 — Henry L. Bowles, R. . 
, 3 — Frank H. Foss, R. . 

4 — George R. Stobbs, R. . 

5 — Edith Nourse Rogers, R. . 

6 — A. Piatt Andrew,* R. . 

7 — William P. Connery, Jr.,* D 

8 — Harry J. Thayer, R. 
9 — ^ Charles L. Underbill,* R. 

10 — John J. Douglass, D. . 

11 — George Holden Tinkham,* R. 

12 — James A. Gallivan,* D. 

13 — Robert Luce,* R. . 

14 — Louis A. Frothingham,* R. 

15 — Joseph W. Martin, Jr., R. . 

16 — Charles L. Gifford, R. 

Terms end March 4, 1927 



of New Bedford, 
of Springfield. 

of Stockbridge. 

of Springfield. 

of Fitchburg. 

of Worcester. 

of Lowell. 

of Gloucester. 

of Lynn. 

of Wakefield. 

of Somerville. 

of Boston. 

of Boston. 

of Boston. 

of Waltham. 

of Easton. 

of No. Attleboro. 

of Barnstable. 



CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS. 

Following the apportionment based upon the United States Census 
of 1910, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was divided into sixteen 
Congressional Districts. (See Chap. 674, Acts of 1912.) 

By Chapter 226, Acts of 1916, the five Congressional Districts, in which 
one or more of the wards of Boston are situated, were redivided as 
follows, the wards being those existing prior to the redi vision of 1924: 

District 10.— Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. 

District 11.— Wards 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23. 

District 12.— Wards 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21. 

District 13.^ Wards 25 and 26 (Brighton), with Brookline and twelve 
other towns in Norfolk County; the three cities, Newton, Waltham and 
Marlborough, and eight towns in Middlesex County, and one in Worcester 
County. 

District 14. — Ward 24, with the city of Quincy and thirteen towns 
in Norfolk County; the city of Brockton and five towns in Plymouth 
County. 

* Signifies re-election. t Term ends March 4, 1929. 

J Term ends March 4, 1931. 
Note. — D. signifies Democrat, R. Republican. 



214 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

FOREIGN CONSULS IN BOSTON. 
1925. 



Argentina — Joseph J. McLean, 92 State street, Vice-Consul. 

Belgium — Thomas H. Robbins, 26 Central street. Consul. 

Bolivia — Arthur P. Cushing, 101 Tremont street, Consul. 

Brazil — Jaime Mackay D'Almeida, 244 Washington street, Vice-Consul, 

Pedro Mackay D'Almeida, Commercial Agent, 244 Washington street. 
Chile — Philip Diaz-Ossa, 491 Huntington avenue, Consul. 
Colombia — Enrique Naranjo, 10 High street. Consul; Arthur P. Cushing, 

101 Tremont street, Vice-Consul. 
Costa Rica — Mario Sanclio, 10 High street. Consul. 
Cuba — Jose M. Gonzales, 114 State street, Consul. 
Denmark — -Alex. E. Hammer, 113 State street, Consul. 
Dominican Republic — Arthur C. Granville, 60 Congress street. Consul. 
Ecuador — Max Otto von Klock, 143 Federal street. Acting Consul. 
Finland — John A. Anderson, 101 Tremont street, Vice-Consul. 
France — J. C. Joseph Flamand, 161 Devonshire street. Consular Agent. 
Germany — B. F. v. Scholley, 131 State street. Consul. 
Great Britain — Edward F. Gray, 150 State street, Consul-General; 

Cecil C. A. Lee, Vice-Consul; James A. Brannan, Vice-Consul. 
Greece — George Drocopolos, 25 Huntington avenue, Consul. 
Guatemala — William A. Mosman, 92 Water street, Consul-General. 
Hayti — B. Preston Clark, 55 Kilby street. Consul. 
Honduras — Albert Propper, 62 Banks street, Cambridge, Consul. 
Italy — Agostino Ferrante, 142 Berkeley street, Consul; Silvio Vitale, 142 

Berkeley street, Vice-Consul. 
Latvia — Jacob Sieberg, 84 Salem street. Consul. 
Mexico — R. de la Colina, 333 Washington street. Consul. 
Monaco — Charles F. Flamand, 161 Devonshire street. Consul. 
Netherlands — J. H. Reurs, 89 State street. Consul. 
Nicaragua — David H. Sequeira, 12 Huntington avenue, Consul. 
Norway — George T. Vedeler, 40 Broad street, Vice-Consul. 
Panama — Aristides A. Linares, 74 Westland avenue, Consul; Alfred R. 

Shrigley, 73 Tremont street, Vice-Consul. 
Paraguay — Jerome A. Petitti, 262 Washington street, Consul. 
Peru — Alejandri G. Riveros, 143 Federal street, Consul. 
Portugal — Francisco de Paula Brito, Jr., 220 Devonshire street. Consul; 

Joseph Linhares, 220 Devonshire street. Honorary Vice-Consul. 
Russia — Joseph A. Conry, 1 Beacon street. Consul. 
Salvador — Ralph Tirrell, 112 Beach street, Consul. 

Spain — Pedro Mackay D'Almeida, 244 Washington street, Vice-Consul. 
Sweden — Carl W. Johansson, 18 Tremont street. Room 1103, Vice-Consul. 
Switzerland — George H. Barrel, 88 Broad street. Consular Agent. 
Uruguay — ■ William A. Mosman, 92 Water street. Consul. 
Venezuela — Dr. Ernesto Hurtado, Brookline, Consul. 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 215 



ADDITIONS AND COERECTIONS. 



DEPARTMENT EVENTS, CHANGES, ETC. 

Building Dept. (see page 59). — John H. M akony, Chairvian of School- 
house Commission, appointed as Acting Building Commissioner. 

City Collector (see page 44). — Salary raised by Ord. of 1925, chap. 1, to 
$7,500 per year. 

Fire Dept. (see page 64).— Headquarters of Chief Sennott changed from 
Mason street engine-house to that of Engine 14, Centre st., Roxbury. 

Street Commissioners (see page 46). — Salaries raised by Ord. of 1924, 
chap. 7, to $6,000 for chairman and $5,000 for the two other com- 
missioners. 

Suffolk County (see page 117). — As authorized by chap. 285, Acts of 
1925, three new appointments as assistants were made by the District 
Attorney, viz. Hugh Campbell, Eugene J. Harrigan and John 
Burke, the latter in place of Joseph J. Leonard resigned. 

Zoning Adjustment Board. — As provided by chapter 488, Acts of 1924 
(Boston Zoning Law), sec. 20, this board consisting of 12 members 
headed by the chairman of the City Planning Board ex officio was ap- 
pointed by the Mayor from 20 candidates nominated by 10 prominent 
business organizations and one member selected by the Mayor alone. 
After the first appointments for terms of from one to five years, the term 
is to be five years for each member. The Board, by a four-fifths vote, 
is empowered to change the boundaries of the six classes of "use districts" 
and five classes of "bulk districts" into which the area of Boston has 
been divided by the City Planning Board. 

Members of the Board. 
Frederic H. Fay, Chairman of City Planning Board, 
Leo Schwartz, Secretary, representing the Mayor, 
Theodore W. Little, representing Assoc. Industries of Mass., 
Patrick H. Jennings, representing Central Labor Union, 
Eliot N. Jones, representing Chamber of Commerce, 
Frank Brewster, representing Boston Real Estate Exchange, 
Frank O. Whitney, representing Boston Soc. of Civil Engineers, 
Dana Somes, representing Boston Society of Architects and Soc. of Land- 
scape Architects, 
Luther C. Greenleaf, representing Mass. Real Estate Exchange, 
William H. Say ward, representing Master Builders' Assoc'n, 
George F. Stebbins, representing Team Owners' Assoc'n, 
H. S. Upham, representing United Improvement Assoc'n. 



216 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE ACTS AND RESOLVES OF 1925, 
PERTAINING TO BOSTON. 

Acts. 

Chapter 39, approved Feb. 19, authorizing the use of the new ward 
areas (of 1924) for the City election on Nov. 3, 1925, also for the assessing 
of taxes in 1925. 

Chap. 136, approved March 18, increasing from 100 to 300 the number 
of signatures required on nomination papers of City Council candidates. 

Chap. 219, approved April 6, relating to the use of buildings and premises, 
etc., being an amendment of Boston's zoning law. 

Chap. 258, approved April 18, authorizing loans not to exceed $400,000 
outside debt limit for construction of Congress-street bridge over Fort 
Point channel. An amount equal to 10 per cent of each loan must be 
appropriated from general income for same object. 

Chap. 271, approved April 27, fixing tax limit for 1925 for municipal 
purposes at not exceeding $11.75 on each $1,000 of valuation. 

Chap. 278, approved April 29, authorizing loans during a period of five 
years not to exceed $800,000 in all, for construction of two more ferryboats 
needed for the East Boston line, same to be outside the debt limit. An 
amount equal to 10 per cent of each loan must be appropriated from general 
income for said object. 

Chap. 285, approved April 29, relating to the appointment, by the 
district attorney of Suffolk County, of eight assistant district attorneys 
at specified salaries, said appointees to be removable at discretion of the 
former. 

Chap. 309, approved April 30, regulating appropriations for school 
purposes for each year up to 1929 inclusive, etc. 

Chap. 323, approved April 30, authorizing loans outside debt limit 
during a period of five years not exceeding $225,000 in all, for the widening 
and construction of River street from Everett square to Mattapan square, 
including alteration of railroad bridge near River street station. Part 
of the expense must be met by appropriation from general income. 

Chap. 325, approved April 30, authorizing the widening and con- 
struction of Morton and Washington streets, Dorchester, at an expense 
not exceeding $325,000, outside debt limit. An amount equal to 10 
per cent of each loan must be appropriated from general income for said 
object. 

Chap. 327, approved May 1, regulating appropriations for construction 
of schoolhouses and raising tax limit by as much as may be found neces- 
sary to meet such expense from general income. 

Chap. 330, approved May 1, providing for the laying out and con- 
struction by the State Dept. of Public Works of a route to accommodate 
traffic between Boston, Quincy and other points south and east, the cost 
not to exceed $1,590,000, of which one-third will be met by the State. 

Chap. 333, approved May 1, providing for the widening and con- 
struction of Dock square, Faneuil Hall square and adjacent streets, 
loans to meet expense to be issued for not exceeding $2,250,000 outside 



ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. 217 

debt limit, and a sum equal to 10 per cent of said amount of loans to be 
appropriated from general income for same object. 

Chap. 341, approved May 1, providing for the elimination of the cross- 
ing at grade of Governor square by cars using Boylston street subway, 
also the improvement of street-car service on Commonwealth avenue 
and Beacon street, etc., the alterations to be in charge of the Transit 
Dept. and loans to be issued for expense incurred. 

Resolves. 

Chap. 14, approved April 7, authorizing an investigation by the Metro- 
politan District Commission as to establishing a public reservation on 
both sides of Charles River adjacent to Spring street bridge connecting 
West Roxbury and Dedham, the report to be submitted by Dec. 15. 

Chap. 24, approved April 24, providing for an investigation by the 
State Dept, of Public Works as to the establishing of a free port within 
the port of Boston under Federal authority. Report due Dec. 15. 

Chap. 32, approved April 29, allowing an extension of time to Dec. 
15 for the special commission to investigate the project for a new down- 
town south-to-north highway, with comprehensive layout for correlated 
street improvements and subways also plans for traffic regulation and 
parking of vehicles. 

Chap. 33, approved April 29, providing for a special commission to 
investigate concerning the construction of a covered channel for the 
Canterbury branch of Stony Brook. 

Chap. 34, approved April 30, directing the State Dept. of Pubhc Works 
to consider the suggestion of pubhshing and distributing lists of auto- 
mobile owners and licensed operators for the use of pohce departments 
of the cities and towns. Pending legislative action the said department 
is authorized to issue lists of such owners as are registered for 1926 at a 
price to cover cost of same. 

Chap. 35, approved April 30, providing for an investigation by the 
Metropolitan District Commission (Planning Div.) and the Boston 
Transit Dept. of a project for a new subway under Huntington avenue 
and Stuart street and an extension of same to Summer and State streets, 
report and recommendations to be submitted by Dec. 15. 

Chap. 36, approved April 30, directing further investigation by the 
Metropolitan District Commission (Planning Div.) as to the construction 
of a surface transfer station for the use of the Elevated Railway Co. 
west of Harvard avenue, Brighton, also of a project for a rapid transit 
line from Boston through Cambridge and Somerville. A report with 
recommendations, etc., is due by Dec. 15. 

Chap. 37, approved May 1, directing the above-named division to study 
and consider the problem of adequate transportation facilities between 
Boston Proper and East Boston. 

Chap. 38, approved May 1, providing for further investigation, by 
a joint special legislative committee, of questions as to the future of 
the Elevated Railway Co. and extension of pubhc control, also the creation 
of a metropolitan transportation district, etc. Report due Dec. 15. 



218 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



INDEX. 



A. 

Pagb 

Acts, legislative, in 1925 pertaining to Boston . . . . 215 

Additions and corrections 215 

Aldermen, Chairmen of the Board of, 1855 to 1909 . . . 207, 208 

Members of, in its last year (1909) 202 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with amendments to* 1922) . 19-33 

Amendments to City Charter in 1924 34-43 

Appeal, Board of 115 

Aquariima, Marine Park 81, 90 

Arnold Arboretum (Park Dept.) 80, 89 

Art Department . 114 

Assessing Department 47-57 

Assessing Districts, 1925 48-57 

First Assistant Assessors' salary increased. (Ordinances, 

1915, 1920, 1923 and 1925) .... 143, 152, 174, 181 

Attendance officers (School Committee) 135 

Auditing Department 57 

Auditor's salary increased (Ordinance, 1921) .... 159 

Automobile fire apparatus (Fire Dept.) 66-69 

Automobile owners and operators, lists of for police (Resolves of 

1925, chap. 34) 217 

Avenue Louis Pasteur, placed under control of Park Commis- 
sioners. (Ordinance, 1922) 170 

B. 

Back Bay assessment districts 51, 52 

Back Bay wards 188 

Bath-houses, list of .... , 90-91 

Beach baths (Park Dept.) 91 

Biennial elections estabhshed (City Charter amendments of 

1924) 35 

Births, Registrar of 102 

Boards and Commissions serving without pay: 

Art Commission 114 

Boston and Cambridge Bridges Commission . . . . 116 

Boston Sanatorium Trustees 58 

City Hospital Trustees 71 

City Planning Board 61 

Finance Commission (the four members other than Chair- 
man) 116 

Franklin Foundation Managers 124 

Library Trustees 75 



INDEX — B. 219 

Page 
Boards and Commissions serving without pay. — Concluded. 

Park Commissioners (the two members other than Chair- 
man) 80 

PubHc Welfare Overseers 79 

School Committee 131 

Sinking Funds Commission 104 

Statistics Trustees (the four members other than Chairman), 105 
Bootblacking, concerning trade of (Ordinance, 1917) . . . 148 
Boroughs, proposed division of City into five (Charter amend- 
ments of 1924) 37 

Boston and Cambridge Bridges Commission 116 

Boston Almhouse and Hospital 74 

Boston City Record (official weekly of City) . . 21, 27, 28, 47, 105 

Increase of price (Ordinance, 1922) 170 

Boston Conservation Bureau established (Ordinance, 1922) . 167 

Boston Elevated R'way Co., as to future of (Resolves of 1925, 

chap. 38) ■. . . 217 

Boston Proper (Wards 3-5) : 

Assessment districts of 50, 52 

Municipal Court of 119, 120 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 80-84 

Public Library and branches in 76-78 

Pubhc Schools in 133, 134 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1925-26 .... 2l2 

Streets paved in, miles of 99 

Wards in, boundaries of (new) 187, 188, 190 

Boston Retirement System 138-140 

Boston Sanatorium 58 

Name changed from Consumptives' Hospital Dept. (Ordi- 
nance, 1922) 165 

Boston Year Book 8 

Boundaries of Wards (new) 186-199 

Bridge and Ferry Division, Public Works Dept 97, 98 

East Boston Ferry, loans authorized for new boats (Acts of 

1925, chap. 278) 216 

Bridges (highway) in Boston 98, 116 

In parks and parkways . . . . . . . . 86. 87 

Brighton (Wards 21 and 22) : 

Assessment districts of 56, 57 

Municipal Court of 120 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 81-83, 84 

Pubhc Library Branch in ....... . 77 

Public Schools in 133,134 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1925-26 .... 212 

Streets paved in, miles of .99 

Wards, boundaries of (new) 198, 199 



220 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Page 

Budget Department 59 

Commissioner's salary increased (Ordinance, 1921) . . 161 

Establishing of department (Ordinance, 1917) .... 148 

Builders' Licenses, fees for (Ordinance, 1920) . . . . . 155 

Building Department 59, 60 

Board of Examiners, salaries increased (Ordinance, 1925) 182 

Commissioner's salary increased (Ordinance, 1921) . . 159 

Control of building operations (Ordinance, 1921) . . . 161 

Building Heights, regulation of 182-184 

Buildings in charge of Public Buildings Dept. .... 93-96 

C. 

Carriages, Inspector of (Police Dept.) 129 

Cemetery Department, consolidation of, with Park Dept. (Ordi- 
nance, 1920) 157 

Cemetery Division, Park Department 92 

Cemeteries owned by City, with location and area ... 92 

Changes in departments, latest 215 

Charles River reservation (new) establishing of (Resolves of 1925, 

chap. 14) 217 

Charlestown (Ward 2) : 

Assessment districts of 49 

City buildings in 93-95 

Municipal Court of 120 

Parks, playgrounds, etc. in 81-83, 85 

Public Library Branch in 77 

Public Schools in .133,136 

Streets paved in, miles of 99 

Ward 2, boundaries of 187 

Chattel Loan Company 128 

City and County Buildings 93-95 

City Charter, Amended (1909) with amendments to 1922, inch . 19-33 

City Charter Amendments of 1924 34-43 

City Clerk Department 61 

Salary of City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk increased 

(Ordinance, 1917) 149 

City Council candidates, nomination of (Acts of 1925, chap. 136) . 216 

City Council, membership enlarged (Charter amendment of 1924), 36 

City Council of 1925, with term of each member .... 9 

President of 9 

Committees of 12 

Officials of 10, 11 

Order of, for Municipal Register of 1925 4 

Rules of 13-18 

City Council, members of, inTyears 1910-1924 .... 203-205 

Presidents of, 1910-1924 210 

City Flag and Municipal_Standard (Ordinance, 1916) . . . 146 



INDEX — C. 221 

Page 

City Funds, depositing of (Ordinance, 1923 ) ..... 176 

City Government, 1925 9 

City Governments, 1909 to 1924 ....... 202-205 

City Hospital 70-74 

City income to be credited to general revenue (Ordinance, 1916), 144 

City Messenger 10, 17, 141 

City officials in charge of executive departments .... 44-46 

City Ordinances, 1914 to 1925 141-182 

City Planning Department 61 

Ordinances concerning, 1915, 1916 and 1923 . . 142, 145, 173 

City Prison (Police Dept.) 131 

City Record, See Boston City Record. 

City Seal, origin of and present form . . . . . . 2, 3 

City Solicitor, office of, abolished 75 

Claims, inspector of (Pohce Dept.) 129 

Clerk of Committees (City Council) 10 

Collateral Loan Company 128 

Collecting Department 62 

Collector's salary increased (Ordinances, 1921, 1925) . 159, 181 
Commissioner: 

Budget .... 59 Penal Institutions . . 123 

Building .... 59 Police 129 

Fire 63 Public Works ... 96 

Health .... 70 Soldiers' Relief ... 105 
Institutions ... 74 
Commissioners: 

Art 114 Park 80 

Boston and Cambridge Schoolhouse . . . 103 

Bridges . . . . 116 Sinking Funds . ... 104 

Boston Finance . . . 116 Street 106 

Election .... 63 
Commissions. See Boards and Commissions. 
Common Council: 

Members of, 1909 (final year) 202 

Presidents of, since 1822 208, 209 

Congress (69th) Massachusetts members of 213 

Congress-street bridge, construction of (Acts of 1925) chap. 258) . 216 

Congressional Districts in Boston 213 

Constables appointed by Mayor, 1925 126, 127 

Consuls of foreign countries in Boston 214 

Contracts made by City (Ordinance, 1921) 165 

Convalescent Home (Hospital Dept.) 71, 74 

Conveyancers, City (Law Dept.) . 75 

Corporation Counsel (Law Dept.) 75 



222 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Page 



County of Suffolk: 








Auditor 


. 117 


Land Court . 


117 


Commissioners . 


. 117 


Register of Deeds . 


118 


District Attorney 


117 


Sheriff . 


118 


Index Commissioners 


118 


Treasurer 


117 


Courts and Officers of: 








Juvenile Court . 


. 121 


South Boston District 


121 


Municipal Court, Boston 


West Roxbury District 


Proper . 


119, 120 


(inch Hyde Park) . 


121 


Brighton District 


. 120 


Probate and Insolvency, 


Charlestown District 


120 


Judges and Register 


119 


Dorchester District . 


. 120 


Probation officers 


122 


East Boston District 


121 


Superior Court . 


119 


Roxbury District 


121 


Supreme Court . 


118 


Criminal Investigation, Bureau of (Police Dept.) . 


129 


Deaths, registrar of 


D. 


102 


Deeds, Register of (Suffolk ( 


Z!ounty) 




118 


Departments, changes in 






215 


Departments and Commissions of the City (alphabetical list) : 




Art Dept. . 


114 


Mayor 


47 


Assessing . 


47 


Park .... 


79 


Auditing 


57 


Police .... 


128 


Boston and Cambridge 




Printing 


92 


Bridges Commission 


116 


Public Buildings 


93 


Boston Sanatorium . 


58 


Public Welfare, Overseer 




Budget Dept. 


59 


of . . . 


78 


Building .... 


69 


Public Works Dept. . 


96 


City Clerk . . . . 


61 


Registry 


102 


City Planning . 


61 


Retirement Board 


103 


Collecting .... 


62 


School Committee 


131 


Election .... 


62 


Schoolhouse Dept. . 


103 


Finance Commission. 


116 


Sinking Funds . 


104 


Fire Dept 


63 


Soldiers' ReUef . 


104 


Franklin Foundation 


124 


Statistics . . . . 


105 


Health Dept. 


69 


Street Laying-Out . 


106 


Hospital .... 


70 


Supply 


107 


Institutions 


74 


Transit . . . . 


108 


Law 


75 


Treasury . . . . 


108 


Library .... 


75 


Vessels and Ballast . 


109 


Licensing Board 


126 


Weights and Measures 


109 


Market Dept. 


78 






Detention, House of (Police 


Dept.) . 




131 


District Attorney (Suffolk C 


ounty) . 




117 


Eight assistants to be appc 


inted (Acts of 1925, chap. 285) . 


216 



INDEX — D-F. 223 

Page 
Districts: 
Assessment .... 48-57 Medical (County) . . 123, 124 

Fire 65, 66 Municipal Court . . 119-121 

Geographical, with wards, 186-199 School .... 133, 134 
Legislative . . . . 212 
Dock and Faneuil Hall squares, widening, etc. (Acts of 1925, chap. 

333) 216 

Dorchester (Wards 13-18) : 

Assessment districts of 53-55 

City Buildings in . . . 93, 94, 96 

Municipal Court of 120 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in 81-83, 85 

School districts in 133, 134 

Streets paved in, miles of ... • 99 

Wards in, boundaries of 193-196 

Downtown south-to-north highway, investigation of continued 

(Resolves of 1925, chap. 32) 217 

E. 

East Boston (Ward 1): 

Assessment districts of 48, 49 

City Buildings in 93-95 

District Court of 121 

Parks, playgrounds, squares, etc. in 81-83, 85 

Public Library Branch in 77 

Relief station (hospital) in ' . . . 71, 74 

School districts in 133 

Streets paved in, miles of 99 

Ward 1, boundaries of 186 

Election Department 62 

Commissioners, salaries of (Ordinances 1921, 1923) . . 165, 171 

Elections, biennial, established (Charter amendments of 1924) . 35 

Engineers, Public Works Dept 99, 100, 101 

Examiners, Board of (Building Dept.) 60 

Executive Departments of City 47-109 

Executive Officers, with salary, term, etc 44-46 

F. 

Fees for permits. Public Works Dept 97 

Fees for permits. Street Commissioners . . . . . . 107 

Fence- viewers (Building Dept.) 113 

Ferries (North and South) owned by City 98 

Ferry. See Bridge and Ferry Division. 

Finance Commission 116 

Fire Department, with officials, fire-districts, etc 63-69 

Firemen's hours of labor (Ordinances, 1917 and 1923) . . 148, 171 

Two-platoon system (Ordinance, 1923) 171 



224 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Page 
Fire Department, with officials, fire-districts, etc. — Concluded. 

Fire apparatus, companies and their officers .... 66-69 

Assignments by districts 65, 66 

Total equipment in use and in reserve 69 

Firemen's Relief Fund 69 

Fiscal year, change of (Charter amendments of 1924) ... 35 

Flag, City (Ordinance, 1916) , . 146 

Foreign Consuls in Boston 214 

Fountains, monuments, statues, etc. 87-89 

Fourth of July Orators appointed by City Government . . 210, 211 

Frankhn Foundation 124, 125 

Franklin Fund, Managers of 124 

Franklin Union (Trade School) 125 

Franklin Park . . 80, 82, 87, 90 

Free port within Port of Boston, investigation concerning (Re- 
solves of 1925, chap. 24) 217 

Q. 

Garage permits, fees (Street Commissioners) .... 107 

Government of Boston, 1925 9 

Members of, 1909-1924 . . 202-205 

Gymnasia, public (Park Dept.) 90, 91 

H. 

Harbor Master (Police Dept.) 130 

Harvard University, "tree museum" of 89 

Hawkers and Peddlers (Ordinances, 1915) 142, 143 

Haymarket-Square ReUef Station (Hospital Dept.) ... 71, 74 

Health Department . 69, 70 

Chief officials of 70 

Heights, Building, regulation of . 182-184 

High Pressure Fire Service 102 

Highway Division, Public Works Dept , 99 

Hospital Department (City Hospital) . . . . . . 70-74 

Convalescent Home, Dorchester 71, 74 

Medical and Surgical Staff 71-74 

ReUef Stations 70-74 

South Department 73 

Hospitals, unnecessary noise near (Ordinance, 1916) . . . 145 

House of Correction, Deer Island 123 

House of Detention (Police Dept.) 131 

Hyde Park (Ward 18, part) : 

Assessment districts of . 55 

Municipal Building in 94, 96 

Municipal Court of (with W. Roxbury) 121 

Playgrounds, parks, etc., in 82, 83, 85 



INDEX — H-L. 225 

Page 

Hyde Park (Ward 18, part). — • Concluded. 

Public Library Branch in ....... . 77 

Public Schools in 133, 134, 137 

Streets paved, miles in 99 

Ward 18, boundaries of 196 

I. 

Index Commissioners (Suffolk County) . . . . . . 118 

Insolvency and Probate, Court of 119 

Inspectors : 

Health Dept 70 

Police Dept 129 

School Dept. (medical) 134, 135 

Institutions Department: 

Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of ... . 74 

Ordinance establishing, 1920 154 

Ordinance changing, 1924 180 

Superintendent of Long Island Almshouse and Hospital . 74 

J. 

Jail, County, Charles St 95 

Ordinances as to salaries of officers, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 

1920, 1923, 1924 . . . 145, 147, 14&, 151, 153, 172, 177 

Jailer and Sheriff (Suffolk County) 118 

Jitneys, Hcensing and regulation of (Ordinances, 1921, 1924) . . 161,178 

July Fourth, Orators appointed by the City 210, 211 

Junk and second-hand articles (Ordinance concerning, 1918) . . 149 

Justices of Municipal Courts 120-121 

Juvenile Court 121 

L. 

Lamps, street, number and varieties of 100 

Land Court (Suffolk County) 117 

Law Department 75 

Legislation in 1925 pertaining to Boston . 215, 217 

Legislature of 1925-26, Boston members of 212 

Library Department: 

Central and Branch libraries of 76, 78 

Officials and Trustees of 75 

Reading-rooms of ... 77, 78 

Trust funds, appropriation, etc. 76 

Volumes, number belonging and circulated .... 76 
License and Permit Fees: 

Board of Examiners (Building Dept.) 60, 61 

Pubhc Works Dept 97 

Street Commissioners 107 



226 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Page 

Licensing Board 126 

Licensing Division, Mayor's Office (Amusement licenses) . . 47 

Loan Association, Workingmen's 128 

Loan Company, Chattel 128 

Loan Company, Collateral 128 



M. 

Market Department 78 

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Markets ...... 78 

Closing of markets (Ordinance, 1923) 174 

Superintendent's salary increased (Ordinance, 1922) . . 167 

Marriage Certificates (Registry Dept.) 102 

Massachusetts, Members of 69th Congress from .... 213 
Mayor: 

Department of 47 

Municipal Employment Bureau 47 

Office staff of 47 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 1925 . 206 

Medical Examiners (Suffolk County) 123 

Metropolitan Sewerage Districts 101 

Metropolitan transportation, a district of (Resolves of 1925, 

chap. 38) 217 

Metropolitan Water District 102 

Monuments, statues, etc., belonging to City 87-89 

Morton and Washington streets (Dorchester) widening of (Acts 

of 1925, chap. 325) 216 

Mortuaries (Suffolk County) 124 

Municipal Court: 

Boston Proper, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester . . 119, 120 

East Boston, Roxbury, South Boston, W. Roxbury . . 121 

Justices of (regular and special) 119-121 

Probation officers of 122, 123 

Municipal Employment Bureau 47 

Municipal Standard (Ordinance, 1916) 146 

Municipal year, change of (Charter amendments of 1924, . . 34 



O. 

Officers paid by fees 113, 126 

Old South Association . 128 

Orators of Boston since 1771 210, 211 

Ordinances enacted, 1914^1925 141-182 

Revised (13th Revision) 1914 141 

Overseers of Public Welfare 78, 79 

Temporary Home and Wayfarers' Lodge in charge of . . 79 



INDEX— p. 227 

p. 

Page 
Park Department: 

Commissioners and chief officials of ., 80 

Consolidation of Cemetery Dept. with (Ordinance, 1920) . 157 

Parks, Playgrounds, Squares, etc 80-86 

Park frontages, concerning (Ordinances, 1922, 1923, 1924) 

168, 172, 175, 177, 179 

Parkman Fund, bequest of George F. Parkman .... 90 

Peddlers and Hawkers (Ordinances, 1915) 142, 143 

Penal Institutions Dept. merged with Institutions Dept. (Ordi- 
nance, 1920) 154 

Penal Institutions Department 123 

re-established (Ordinance, 1924) , . 180 

Pensions and Retirement System 138-140 

Pensions for retired teachers . . . . . . . . 138 

Permits, fees for: 

Pubhc Works Dept 97 

Street Commissioners . .■ 107 

Physicians and surgeons, consulting (City Hospital) ... 71 

Planning Department, City 61 

Playgrounds (Park Dept.) 82, 83 

Police Department: 

Commissioner and chief officials of 129 

Criminal Investigation, Bureau of 129 

Police Commissioner appointed by Governor, term and salary, 113 

Police force, officers and patrolmen 130 

Stations and divisions of 130, 131 

Printing Department 92 

Superintendent's salary increased (Ordinance, 1920) . . 155 

Prison, City (PoHce Dept.) . 131 

Probate and Insolvency, Court of 119 

Probation officers (Suffolk County) 122, 123 

Public Buildings Department: 

City and County buildings in charge of 93-96 

Superintendent and Chief Clerk of 93 

Superintendent's salary increased (Ordinance, 1921) . . 159 

Ward-rooms, hired buildings, etc 95, 96 

PubUc Library. See Library Dept. 

Public streets, miles of paved, by districts, 1925 .... 99 

Public Welfare, Overseers of 79 

Public Works Department: 

Bridge and Ferry Division of 97 

Bridges, number of, maintained by City, etc 98 

Deputy Commissioner of (Ordinance, 1922) .... 167 

Ferries, municipal, operated by 98 

Highway Division of 99 



228 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Page 



Public Works Department. — Concluded. 

Lamps, street, number and varieties maintained by . . . 100 

Public streets in charge of, by districts and miles ... 99 

Sewer and Sanitary Division of 100 

Water Division of 101 

Q. 

Quarantine service (Health Dept.) abolished (Ordinance, 1915), 142 

R. 

Refuse, removal of 101 

Ordinances concerning, in 1917 and 1921 .... 147, 160 

Register of Deeds (Suffolk County) 1 18 

Registry Department 102 

City Registrar of births, marriages and deaths . . . 102 

City Registrar, concerning salary of (Ordinance, 1924) . 177 

Relief stations (City Hospital) 74 

Representatives of Boston in Legislature, 1925-26 .... 212 

Retirement Board . 103 

Retirement System in effect Feb. 1, 1923 138-140 

River street (Ward 18) widening of (Acts of 1925, chap. 323) . 216 
Roxbury (Wards 8-12) : 

Assessment districts of 53 

Municipal Court of 121 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in 80-84 

Pubhc Library Branch in 77 

Public Schools in 133, 134 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1925-26 . . . . 212 

Streets paved in, miles of 99 

Wards in, boundaries of 190-192 

Rules of the City CouncU 13-18 

S. 

Salaries of City Officials 44-46, 112, 113 

Sanitary Service (Public Works Dept.) supervisor of . . . 100 
School Committee: 

Appropriations of, regulated to year 1929 (Acts of 1925, 

chap. 309) 216 

Department of, with officials 131-138 

Election and term of, changed (Charter amendments of 1924), 35 

Elementary School districts 133, 134 

High, Latin and Normal Schools 133 

Industrial and special schools 134 

Pensions and retirement funds for teachers .... 138 

School Centers 137, 138 

Special departments, with directors 134 

Teachers' salary schedule 135 



INDEX — s. 229 

Page 

Schoolhouse Department 103 

Appropriations for schoolhouse construction (Acts of 1925, 

chap. 327) 216 

Seal of the City, origin of 2, 3 

Senatorial districts in Boston, with Senators serving . . . 212 

Senators (U.S.) from Mass 213 

Sewer and Sanitary Division (Public Works Dept.) . . . 100 

Sewers, length of, in miles 100 

Sheriff of Suffolk County 118 

Sidewalks, sweeping of (Ordinance, 1920) 154 

Sinking Funds Department 104 

Sinking Funds, use of (Ordinance, 1916) 146 

Commissioners, treasurer of, salary increased (Ordinance, 

1925) 181 

Soldiers' Relief Department 104 

Commissioner's salary increased (Ordinance, 1922) . . 170 

Deputy commissioners of (Ordinance, 1925) . . . 182 
South Boston (Wards 6 and 7) : 

Assessment districts of 52, 53 

Municipal Building in . . . 94, 95 

Municipal Court of 121 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in 81-83, 86 

Public Library Branch in 77 

Pubhc Schools in 133 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1925-26 . . . . 212 

Streets paved in, miles of 99 

Wards in, boundaries of 189 

Southern traffic route, construction of (Acts of 1925, chap. 

330 216 

Statistics Department 105 

Chairman of, concerning (Ordinance, 1924) .... 177 

Secretary of, concerning (Ordinance, 1922) .... 169 

Statues, monuments, etc., belonging to City 87-89 

Stony Brook, Canterbury branch of, investigation concerning 

(Resolves of 1925, chap. 33) 216 

Store refuse, removal of 101 

Street Cleaning and Oiling Service (Public Works Dept.) . . 100 

Street Commissioners (Street Laying-Out Dept.) .... 106 

Salaries of, increased (Ordinance, 1924) 179 

Street lamps, number and varieties of 100 

Street Laying-Out Department 106 

Streets, pubhc, miles of paved, by districts, 1924 .... 99 

Streets, use of (Ordinances, 1916, 1923) 144, 176 

Suffolk County, See County of Suffolk. 



230 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Page 



Superintendent of: 

Almshouse and Hospital . 74 Police 129 

Boston Sanatorium . . 58 Printing .... 92 

City Hospital ... 71 Public Buildings . . 93 

Fire Alarm Branch . . 64 Schools .... 132 

Markets .... 78 SuppUes .... 107 

Parks 80 Wire Div., Fire Dept. . 64 

Supervisor of: 

Bridges, Public Works Dept 97 

Construction, Building Dept 59 

Elevators, Building Dept 59 

Gasfitting, Building Dept. 60 

Plumbing, Building Dept 60 

Sanitary and St. Cleaning and Oiling Service 100 

Licensed Minors (School Dept.) 134 

Motor apparatus (Fire Dept.) 64 

Supply Department 107 

Superintendent's salary increased (Ordinance, 1920) . . 152 

Supreme Judicial Court, clerks of 118 

Superior Court, clerks of 119 

T. 

Tax limit for 1925 (Acts of 1925, chap. 271) 216 

Transit Department 108 

Governor square, etc., subway route (Acts of 1925, chap. 341), 217 

Ordinance establishing, 1918 150 

Ordinance concerning salaries, 1922 . . . . . . 166 

Subway (new) under Huntington ave. and Stuart st. etc., 

investigation concerning (Resolves of 1925, chap. 35) . 217 

Transportation facilities between Boston Proper and E. Boston 

(Resolves of 1925, chap. 37) 217 

Treasury Department 108 

Bonding of subordinates in (Ordinance, 1921) . . . 159 

Treasurer's salary increased (Ordinance, 1921) . . . 159 

Trustees of: 

Boston Sanatorium 58 

Hospital Dept. . . 71 

Library Dept 75 

Statistics Dept. . 105 

Trust Funds, investment of (Ordinance, 1920) . . . . 157 

Two-platoon system in Fire Dept. (Ordinance, 1923) . . . 171 

V. 

Vendors (itinerant), licenses of (Ordinance, 1920) .... 156 

Vessels and Ballast Department 109 



INDEX— W-Z. 231 

w. 

Page 

Wachusett Reservoir 102 

Ward boundaries (new) as fixed in 1924 186-199 

Ward-rooms, list of (Public Buildings Dept.) 95, 96 

Water Division (Public Works Dept.) 101 

Water used in 1924, average gallons daUy 102 

Water mains, miles of, 1925 101 

Water, shutting off of (Ordinance, 1922) 171 

Weights and Measures Department 109 

Ordinances increasing salaries of sealers . . . . 150, 152, 173 

West Roxbury (Wards 19 and 20) : 

Assessment districts in ........ 55, 56 

Municipal Buildings (Jamaica Plain and Roslindale) . . 91 

Municipal Court of 121 

Parks, playgrounds, etc., in 80-83, 86 

Public Library Branches in Jamaica Plain, RosUndale, and 

West Roxbury Center 77, 78 

PubUc Schools in 133, 134 

Representatives of, in Legislature, 1925-26 .... 212 

Streets paved in, miles of 99 

Wards in, boundaries of 197, 198 

Wire Department consolidated with Fire Dept. (Ordinance, 1919), 150 

Workingmen's Loan Association 128 

Workmen's Compensation Act, concerning agent under (Ordi- 
nance, 1916) 144 

Z. 

Zoning Law (Boston) 215 

Amendment of same (Acts of 1925, chap. 219) . . . 216 

Zoning Adjustment Board, members of 215 

Zoological Garden, Franklin Park 90