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[Document 53 — 1952.] 

CITY OF BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL EEGISTEK 
FOE 1952 

CONTAINING 

A REGISTER OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, CITY 
CHARTER OF 1909, AS AMENDED BY STATUTE 
1948, CHAPTER 452, AND STATUTE 1951, CHAP- 
TER 376, 

WITH 

LISTS OF EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS, 

AND 

MEMBERSHIP OF FORMER CITY GOVERNMENTS. 



COMPILED AND EDITED BY THE STATISTICS 

DEPARTMENT, UNDER THE DIRECTION 

OF 

HAROLD B. FLEMMING, Chairman. 



CITY OF BOSTON 
PRINTING DEPARTMENT 
1952 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2010 with funding from 

Boston Public Library 



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Boston 

MUNICIPAL REGISTEE 

for 1952. 



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ttostou City Messenger 




SEAL OF THE CITY 

OF 

BOSTON 




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 
established 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 shown." 

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



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



ORIGIN AND GROWTH OF BOSTON. 



The Royal Patent incorporating the Governor and 
Company of Massachusetts Bay in New England passed 
the seals March * 4, 1628-29. At a General Court, or 
Meeting of the Company, on August * 29 of that year it 
was voted "that the Government and patent should be 
settled in New England." To that end Governor Win- 
throp led the Puritan Exodus in 1630. Soon after his 
arrival at Salem on June * 12, 1630, he proceeded with a 
large following to Charlestown, where a plantation had 
been established the summer before. The Assistants 
held three Courts at Charlestown in the interval, August 
* 23 to September * 28, inclusive. At their meeting 
on September * 7, they "ordered that Trimountaine 
shall be called Boston; Mattapan, Dorchester; and the 
towne upon Charles River, Waterton." Thus Shawmut 
of the Indians was named Boston, probably out of grati- 
tude to the Merchants of Boston in Lincolnshire, who 
had subscribed generously to the stock of the Company. 

In the latter part of August, Governor Winthrop 
with the patent chose Boston as his abiding place. 
The first ' ' Court ' ' held in Boston was a ' ' General Court ' ' 
on October * 19, "for establishing of the government." 
On October * 3, 1632, Boston was formally declared 
to be "the fittest place for publique meetings of any 
place in the Bay." 

Boston was the first town in Massachusetts to become 
a city. It was incorporated February 23, 1822, by 
St. 1821, c. 110, adopted by the voters March 4, 1822. 
This act was revised by St. 1854, c. 448; amended by 
St. 1885, c. 266 and again by St. 1909, c. 486. 

The neck of land called Boston, still called Boston 
Proper, contained perhaps 700 acres of land, judging 
from the 783 acres shown by the official survey of 1794. 
(In the interval 1630-37, Boston acquired jurisdiction 
over most of the territory now included in Chelsea, 
Winthrop, Revere, East Boston, Brookline, Quincy, 
Braintree, Randolph and Holbrook, besides certain 
islands in the harbor.) From 1637 till May 13, 1640, 

* Old Style. 



ORIGIN AND GROWTH OF BOSTON. 5 

when " Mount Woollaston" was set off as Braintree, 
Boston exercised jurisdiction over a territory of at least 
40,000 acres. Within its present limits there are 30,598 
acres, including flats and water. 

Since 1640, grants of land have been made to Boston 
by the General Court as follows: (1) October * 16, 1660, 
1,000 acres "for the use of a free schoole, layd out in 
the wildernesse or North of the Merimake River" (in 
Haverhill), in 1664. (2) June * 27, 1735, in abatement 
of Province Tax, three townships, each six miles square, 
or 69,120 acres in all. These townships later became 
the Towns of Charlemont, Colrain, and Pittsfield. 
Boston sold its interest in them on June * 30, 1737, for 
£3,660. (3) June 26, 1794, a township of land in 
Maine (23,040 acres) "to build a public hospital." This 
tract was sold by the City April 6, 1833, for $4,200. 

Muddy River was set off as the Town of Brookline 
on November * 13, 1705, and Rumney Marsh was set 
off as the Town of Chelsea January * 8, 1739. 

The principal annexations of territory included within 
the present limits of the City of Boston have been made 
as follows: 

(1) Noddle's Island, by order of Court of Assistants, March 
* 9, 1636-37. (2) South Boston set off from Dorchester March 
6, 1804, by St. 1803, c. 111. (3) Washington Village set off 
from Dorchester May 21, 1855, by St. 1855, c. 468. (4) Rox- 
bury January 6, 1868, by St. 1867, c. 359, accepted September 
9, 1867. Roxbury received its name by order of the Court of 
Assistants October * 8, 1630. It was incorporated as a city 
March 12, 1846, by St. 1846, c. 95, accepted March 25, 1846. 
(5) Dorchester January 3, 1870, by St. 1869, c. 349, accepted 
June 22, 1869. It received its name September * 7, 1630, by 
order of the Court of Assistants. (6) Brighton January 5, 1874, 
by St. 1873, c. 303, accepted October 7, 1873. Set off from 
Cambridge as the Town of Brighton February 24, 1807, by St. 
1806, c. 65. (7) Charlestown January 5, 1874, by St. 1873, c. 
286, accepted October 7, 1873. Settled July * 4, 1629. It was 
incorporated a City February 22, 1847, by St. 1847, c. 29, 
accepted March 10, 1847. (8) West Roxbury January 5, 1874, 
by St. 1873, c. 314, accepted October 7, 1873. It was set off 
from Roxbury and incorporated a Town May 24, 1851, by St. 
1851, c. 250. (9) Hyde Park January 1, 1912, by St. 1911, c. 
469, and 583, accepted November 7, 1911. Incorporated a 
Town April 22, 1868. 

* Old Style. 



CITY OF BOSTON. 

IN CITY COUNCIL. 

Ordered, — That the Statistics Department be author- 
ized, under the direction of the Committee on Rules, to 
prepare and have printed the Municipal Register for 
the current year; and that the Clerk of Committees be 
authorized to prepare and have printed a pocket edition 
of the organization of the city government; the expense 
of said register and organization to be charged to the 
appropriation for City Documents. 

In City Council January 7, 1952. Passed. 
Approved by the Mayor January 8, 1952. 

Attest : 

W. J. Malloy, 

City Clerk. 




MAYOR OF BOSTON 



. .;. (Document 53 _ 1952.] 

CITY OF BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL REGISTER 
FOR 19 5 2 

CONTAINING 

A REGISTER OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT, CITY 
CHARTER OF 1909, AS AMENDED BY STATUTE 
1948, CHAPTER 452, AND STATUTE 1951, CHAP- 
TER 376, 

WITH 

LISTS OF EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS, 

AND 

MEMBERSHIP OF FORMER CITY GOVERNMENTS. 



COMPILED AND EDITED BY THE STATISTICS 

DEPARTMENT, UNDER THE DIRECTION 

OF 

HAROLD B. FLEMMING, Chairman. 



CITY OF BOSTON 
PRINTING DEPARTMENT 
1952 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER; 



Contents. 



Paqbi 

Introduction 9, 10 

The City Government, 1952 11 

Officers of the City Council 12 

Committees of the City Council 13 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with Plan A charter) . . 14-40 

Officials in charge of executive departments, term, etc. . . 41, 42 

Notes on executive departments, lists of officials, term, etc. . 43-95 

Various City, County and State officials, term, etc. ... 97, 99 

Various departments, commissions, courts, etc., lists of officials, 

term, etc 100-126 

Miscellaneous Municipal Activities 129-131 

Members of City Government, 1909-1952 135-146 

Mayors of Boston, 1822-1952 147, 148 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen, 1855-1909 .... 148, 149 

Presidents of the Common Council, 1822-1909 .... 149, 150 

Presidents of the City Council, 1910-1952 151 

Orators of Boston, 1771-1952 152, 153 

Index 155-161 



INTRODUCTION. 



INTRODUCTION. 



As a public document The Municipal Register is 
as old as the City of Boston itself, the first volume 
having been published in 1821, a year before the govern- 
ment of Boston changed from Town to City. Up to 
1S40 the title of the volume was : The Rules and Orders 
of the Common Council. From 1S21 to 1S29 the docu- 
ment contained merely a register of the City Council 
and a list of the officers. 

In 1S29 the City Charter was published as a part of 
the volume, and in 1830 the Acts relating to Boston, 
also the ordinances, were added. In 1S32 the size of 
the volume was increased by the addition of an index 
to the contents. The volume published in 1822 con- 
tained fifteen pages and for the year 1840 there were 
eighty-eight pages, including three pages of index. 

The title The Municipal Register was adopted in 
18-11 when the publication became more ambitious, 
incorporating in its pages the Rules and Orders of the 
Common Council, joint rules, ordinances of the City, 
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 list of the ward officers. 

From 1S42 to 1864 it also contained a list of the 
members of preceding City Governments, a necrological 
record of those members, the latest ordinances and the 
special statutes relating to the City. In 1851 a fist of 
the annual orators was added, and in 1853 a map of 



10 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

the City and the Rules of the Board of Aldermen. In 
1876, statistics of registration and voting were included, 
carried from 1879 to 1924 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 
pages) was added in 1910, and the various changes 
since that year have been indicated by footnotes. 

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

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

This volume contains the City Charter as amended 
by Stat. 1948, Chap. 452, and Stat. 1951, Chap. 376, 
commonly known as Plan A. 



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PRESIDENT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL 






FRANCIS X. AHEARN 



WILLIAM J. FOLEY, JR. FREDERICK C. HAILER, JR. 



CITY COUNCIL 







WILLIAM F. HURLEY 



FRANCIS X. JOYCE 



JOHN E. KERRIGAN 






GABRIEL FRANCIS PIEMONTE MICHAEL J . WARD 



JOSEPH C WHITE 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 11 

GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON, 
1952. 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor. 

Residence, 
31 Druid Street, Dorchester. 



BOSTON CITY COUNCIL, 1952. 

[Stat. 1948, Chap. 452; Stat. 1951, Chap. 376.] 

GABRIEL F. PIEMONTE, President. 

Francis X. Ahearn 

16 Gerald Road, Brighton. 

William J. Foley, Jr. 

388 West Fourth Street, South Boston. 

Frederick C. Hailer, Jr. 

4100 Washington Street, West Roxbury. 

William F. Hurley, 

76 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Roxbury. 

Francis X. Joyce, 

10 Southwick Street, Dorchester. 

John E. Kerrigan, 

213 West Eighth Street, South Boston. 

Gabriel F. Piemonte, 

20 Prince Street, Boston. 

Michael J. Ward, 

51 Wallingford Road, Brighton. 

Joseph C. White, 
12 Ruskin Street, West Roxbury. 

Regular meetings in Council Chamber, City Hall, 
fourth floor, Mondays, at 2 p.m. 



12 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



OFFICERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 

CLERK. 

Walter J. Malloy. 

ASSISTANT CLERK. 

Joseph M. Dunlea. 

CLERK OF COMMITTEES. 

Office, City Hall, Room 56, fourth floor. 

Robert E. Green. 

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. 

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. 

SECRETARIES. 

Francis W. Leavey. John L. Maloney* 

CITY MESSENGER. 

Office, City Hall, Room 55, fourth floor. 

William J. O'Donnell. 

The City Messenger attends all meetings of the City Council and 
committees thereof, keeps the accounts of the expenditures from the city 
council appropriations, 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. 

ASSISTANT CITY MESSENGERS. 

William P. Greeley. 
Dennis H. Shillue. 

The Assistant City Messengers perform the duties of the City Messenger 
in the latter's absence or in case of vacancy of his position. fe „ Ife 

DOCUMENT MAN. 

Thomas W. McMahon. 

ASSISTANT DOCUMENT CLERK. 

Joseph J. Brogna. 

STENOGRAPHER-CLERKS. 

Stanley Wollaston.* 

OFFICIAL REPORTER OF PROCEEDINGS. 

Elvira Johnson. 

* On leave of absence. 




WALTER J. MALLOY 
City Clerk 



OFFICERS 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 




ROBERT E. GREEN 
Clerk of Committees 





WILLIAM J. O'DONNELL 
City Messenger 



CITY COUNCIL. 13 



STANDING COMMITTEES OF CITY 
COUNCIL. 

19 5 2. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

All the members, Councillor White, Chairman, Councillor Ahearn, 

Vice Chairman. 



On the following committees the first-named member is Chairman, 
second name, Vice Chairman. 

Appropriations and Finance: Ward, Ahearn, Joyce, White, Foley. 

Claims: Joyce, White, Hurley, Ahearn, Piemonte. 

Confirmations: Ahearn, White, Joyce, Ward, Kerrigan. 

Hospitals: Foley, Joyce, Ward, Hurley, White. 

Inspection of Prisons: Kerrigan, Ward, Foley, White, Hailer. 

Legislative Matters: Joyce, Hailer, Ahearn, Foley, White. 

Licenses: Joyce, Foley, Hurley, Kerrigan, Piemonte. 

Ordinances: Ward, Ahearn, Joyce, Kerrigan, Piemonte. 

Public Housing: Ahearn, Ward, Joyce, Kerrigan, Piemonte. 

Public Lands: Foley, Hailer, Hurley, Kerrigan, Ahearn. 

Public Services and Recreation: White, Foley, Hurlej', Kerrigan, 
Hailer. 

Rules: Ahearn, White, Ward, Hailer, Joyce. 



14 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



CURRENTLY OPERATIVE PROVISIONS 

OF 
CHAPTER 452 OF THE ACTS OF 1948 

AS AMENDED BY 
CHAPTER 376 OF THE ACTB OF 1951. 

General Provisions. 

Section 1. The following words as used in this act shall, unless the 
context otherwise requires, have the following meanings: 

"City", the city of Boston. 

"Board of election commissioners", the board of election commissioners 
of the city of Boston. 

"Regular municipal election", the biennial election held for electing 
officers of the city as provided in this act. 

"Preliminary election", the election held for the purpose of nominating 
candidates whose names shall appear on the official ballot at a municipal 
election. 

"Proportional representation", any proportional representation method 
of election authorized by chapter fifty-four A of the General Laws. 

"Present form of city government", the form of city government in 
effect in the city when it first adopts one of the three optional plans of 
government provided in this act. 

Sect. 2. The city, in the manner hereinafter prescribed, may adopt 
from time to time at any regular municipal election any one of the optional 
plans of government provided in this act and shall thereafter be governed 
by the provisions of the plan so adopted until said provisions are super- 
seded by the adoption- of another plan under this act. The inhabitants of 
the city shall continue to be a municipal corporation under the name 
existing at the time of the adoption of any plan provided in this act, and 
shall have, exercise and enjoy all the rights, immunities, powers and 
privileges, and be subject to all the duties, liabilities and obligations 
provided for in this act, or otherwise pertaining to or incumbent upon 
said city as a municipal corporation. 

None of the legislative powers of the city shall be abridged or impaired 
by this act; but all such legislative powers shall be possessed and exercised 
by such body as shall be the legislative body of the city under this act. 

Whenever one of the plans provided for in this act shall be adopted, all 
ordinances, resolutions, orders or other regulations of the city or of any 
authorized body or official thereof, existing at the time when the city 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 15 

adopts such plan, and not inconsistent with the provisions of the plan 
adopted, shall continue in full force and effect until repealed, modified, 
suspended or superseded, and all acts and parts of acts relating to the 
city, so far as inconsistent with the plan adopted shall be inoperative. 

************* 

Sect. 6. Whenever one of the plans provided in this act shall be adopted, 
it shall continue in force for a period of at least four years from the be- 
ginning of the terms of office of the officials elected thereunder; and no 
petition proposing another of said plans shall be filed until after three 
years from the beginning of said terms of office. 

************* 

Sect. 8. Whenever one of the plans provided in this act shall be adopted, 
the terms of office of all elective officers in office, and the position of city 
manager if there be one, shall terminate at ten o'clock in the forenoon 
on the first Monday of January following the first municipal election 
held in accordance with the provisions of the plan so adopted. 

Sect. 9. Whenever one of the plans provided in this act shall be adopted, 
the fiscal year of the city shall begin on January first and shall end on 
December thirty-first next following; and the municipal year thereof shall 
begin on the first Monday in January and shall continue until the first 
Monday of the January next following. 

Plan A. Government by Mayor, City Council, and School Com- 
mittee, Elected at Large with Preliminary Elections. 
(Plan A was adopted by the voters of the City of Boston at the Municipal 
Election held November 8, 1949, Yes, 146,162, No, 73,882.) 

Sect. 10. The form of government provided in sections eleven to twenty, 
inclusive, and the method of nominating and electing officials thereunder 
provided in sections fifty-three to sixty-five, inclusive, shall constitute and 
be known as Plan A under this act. When Plan A is adopted, said sec- 
tions eleven to twenty, inclusive, and fifty-three to sixty-five, inclusive, 
shall become and be operative, subject to the provisions of section four. 

Sect. 11. There shall be in the city a mayor who shall be the chief 
executive officer of the city, a city council of nine members which shall 
be the legislative body of the city, and a school committee of five mem- 
bers which shall have the powers and duties conferred and imposed by 
law. 

Sect. 11 A. Every person elected mayor and every person elected or 
chosen city councillor or school committeeman shall, before entering upon 
the duties of his office, take, and subscribe in a book to be kept by the 
city clerk for the purpose, the oath of allegiance and oath of office pre- 
scribed in the constitution of this commonwealth and an oath to support 
the constitution of the United States. Such oaths shall be administered, 
to a person elected mayor, by a justice of the supreme judicial court, a 
judge of a court of record commissioned to hold such court within the 



16 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

city or a justice of the peace, and to a person elected or chosen city coun- 
cillor or school committeeman, by the mayor or any of the persons au- 
thorized to administer said oaths to a person elected mayor. 

Sect. 11B. Whenever the mayor is absent from the city or unable from 
any cause to perform his duties, and whenever there is a vacancy in the 
office of mayor from any cause, the president of the city council, while 
such absence, inability or vacancy continues, shall perform the duties of 
mayor. If there is no president of the city council or if he also is absent 
from the city or unable from any cause to perform such duties, they shall 
be performed, until there is a mayor or president of the city council or 
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 by a vote 
which, for the purposes of section seventeen D, shall be deemed to be a 
vote electing an official, 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. 

Sect. 12. At the next regular municipal election following the adoption 
of Plan A and at every second regular municipal election after a regular 
municipal election at which a mayor is elected, a mayor shall be elected 
at large to hold office for the four municipal years following the municipal 
year in which he is elected and thereafter until his successor is elected and 
qualified. 

Sect. 13. If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor within sixteen 
weeks prior to a regular municipal election other than a regular municipal 
election at which a mayor is elected, or within sixteen months after a 
regular municipal election, or if there is a failure to elect a mayor or a 
person elected mayor resigns or dies before taking office, the city council 
shall forthwith adopt an order calling a special municipal election for the 
purpose of electing at large a mayor for the unexpired term, which election 
shall be held on such Tuesday, not less than one hundred and twenty days 
nor more than one hundred and forty days after the adoption of such 
order, as the city council shall in such order fix. If a vacancy occurs in 
the office of the maj'or at any other time, a mayor shall be elected at large 
at the next regular municipal election to hold office for a term expiring at 
ten o'clock in the forenoon on the first Monday of the fourth January 
following his election. A person elected mayor under either of the fore- 
going provisions shall take and subscribe the oaths required by section 
eleven A as soon as conveniently may be after the issuance to him of his 
certificate of election. Such person shall hold office from the time of 
taking and subscribing such oaths until the expiration of his term and 
thereafter until his successor is elected and qualified. The provisions of 
this section shall not apply if a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor in 
the period beginning on the date of a regular municipal election at which 
a new mayor is elected and ending at the time he takes office. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 17 

Sect. 13A. The mayor shall be paid an annual salary of twenty 
thousand dollars or such other sum as may from time to time be fixed by 
ordinance. The mayor shall not receive for his services any other com- 
pensation or emolument whatever; nor shall he hold any other office of 
emolument under the city government. 

Sect. 14. At the next regular municipal election following the adoption 
of Plan A and at every regular municipal election thereafter, there shall 
be elected at large nine city councillors, each to hold office for the two 
municipal years following the municipal year in which he is elected. 

Sect. 15.* If at any time a vacancj r occurs in the city council from any 
cause, the city clerk shall forthwith notify the city council thereof; and 
within fifteen days after such notification, the remaining city councillors 
shall choose, as city councillor for the unexpired term, whichever of the 
defeated candidates for the office of city councillor at the regular municipal 
election at which city councillors were elected for the term in which the 
vacancy occurs, who are eligible and willing to serve, received the highest 
number of votes at such election, or, if there is no such defeated candidate 
eligible and willing to serve, a registered voter of the city dulj r qualified 
to vote for a candidate for the office of city councillor. If at a regular 
municipal election there is a failure to elect a city councillor or if a person 
elected city councillor at such an election resigns or dies before taking 
office, the city clerk shall, as soon as conveniently may be after the 
remaining city councillors-elect take office, notify the city council of such 
failure to elect, resignation or death; and within fifteen days after such 
notification, the members thereof shall choose, as city councillor for the 
unexpired term, whichever of the defeated candidates for the office of city 
councillor at such election, who are eligible and willing to serve, received 
the highest number of votes at such election, or, if there is no such defeated 
candidate eligible and willing to serve, a registered voter of the city duly 
qualified to vote for a candidate for the office of city councillor. If in 
any of the aforesaid events a choice is not made as hereinbefore provided 
within fifteen days after the notification of the city council by the city 
clerk, the choice shall be made by the mayor, or, if there is no mayor, by 
the city councillor senior in length of service, or, if there be more than 
one such, by the city councillor senior both in age and length of service. 
For the purposes of section seventeen D, votes of the city council under 
this section shall be deemed to be votes electing officials. 

Sect. 16. Every city councillor shall be paid an annual salary of five 
thousand dollars; and no other sum shall be paid from the city treasury 
for or on account of any personal expenses direct!}' or indirectly incurred 
by or in behalf of any city councillor. 

Sect. 17. 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; and shall from time to time establish rules for its 

* Sect. 15 as amended by Stat. 1952, Chap. 190. 



18 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

proceedings. 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. 17A. The mayor may, whenever in his judgment the good of 
the city requires it, summon a meeting or meetings of the city council 
although said council stands adjourned to a more distant day, and shall 
cause suitable written notice of such meeting or meetings to be given to 
the city councillors. 

Sect. 17B. The city council may, subject to the approval of the 
mayor, from time to time establish such offices, other than that of 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 . The city clerk shall act as clerk of the 
city council. 

Sect. 17C. All elections by the city council under any provision of 
law, including the choosing of a city councillor under section fifteen, 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. 17D. Every order, ordinance, resolution and vote of the city 
council (except special municipal election orders adopted under section 
thirteen, votes relating to the internal affairs of said council, resolutions 
not affecting legal rights, votes electing officials, and votes confirming 
appointments by the mayor) shall be presented to the mayor for his 
approval. If he approves it, he shall sign it; and thereupon it shall be in 
force. If he disapproves it, he shall, by filing it with the city clerk with 
his objections thereto in writing, return it to the city council which shall 
enter the objections at large on its records. Every order, ordinance, reso- 
lution and vote authorizing a loan or appropriating money or accepting 
a statute involving the expenditure of money, which is so returned to the 
city council, shall be void, and no further action shall be taken thereon; 
but the city council shall proceed forthwith to reconsider every other 
order, ordinance, resolution and vote so returned, and if, after such recon- 
sideration, two thirds of all the city councillors vote to pass it notwith- 
standing the disapproval of the mayor, it shall then be in force; but no 
such vote shall be taken before the seventh day after the city council has 
entered the objections at large on its records. Every order, ordinance, 
resolution or vote required by this section to be presented to the mayor 
which, within fifteen days after such presentation, is neither signed by 
him nor filed with his written objections as hereinbefore provided, shall 
be in force on and after the sixteenth day following such presentation. 

Every order, ordinance, resolution or vote required by this section 
to be presented to the maj r or shall be approved as a whole or disapproved 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 19 

as a whole; except that, if the same authorizes a loan or appropriates 
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, upon his signing the same, be in force 
and such items or parts of items as he disapproves by filing with the city 
clerk his written objections thereto shall be void, and such items or parts 
of items as he neither signs nor so disapproves within fifteen days after 
the order, ordinance, resolution or vote shall have been presented to him 
shall be in force on and after the sixteenth day following such presen- 
tation. 

Sect. 17E. 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 ordi- 
nance or loan order so presented and shall either adopt or reject the same 
within sixty days after the date when it is filed as aforesaid. If such 
ordinance or loan order is not rejected within said sixty days, it shall be 
in force as if adopted by the city council unless previously withdrawn by 
the mayor. Nothing herein shall prevent the mayor from again presenting 
an ordinance or loan order which has been rejected or withdrawn. 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 council shall require a vote of two thirds of 
all the city councillors 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, except that in the case of 
loan orders for temporary loans in anticipation of taxes the second of 
said readings and votes may be had not less than twenty-four hours 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. If a petition 
signed by three city councillors requesting that action be taken forthwith 
upon a loan order presented by the mayor is filed in the office of the city 
clerk not earlier than fourteen days after the presentation of such loan 
order, action shall be taken by the yeas and nays on the question of the 
adoption of such loan order at the next meeting of the council, or, if one 
vote has already been taken thereon, at the next meeting after the expira- 
tion of the required interval after such vote; provided, that such action 
thereon has not sooner been taken or such loan order has not been with- 
drawn by the mayor. 

Sect. 17F. The city council at any time may request from the ma) r or 
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 



20 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 attending 
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. 17G. Except as otherwise provided in chapter four hundred and 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, neither the city council 
nor any member, committee, officer or employee thereof shall directly or 
indirectly on behalf of the city or of the county of Suffolk take part in the 
employment of labor, the making of contracts, or the purchase of materials, 
supplies or real estate; nor in the construction, alteration, or repair of 
any public works, buildings, or other property; nor in the care, custody, 
or management of the same; nor in the conduct of the executive or ad- 
ministrative business of the city or county; nor in the appointment or 
removal of any city 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. Any person violating any provision of this 
section shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one } r ear, 
or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or both. 

Sect. 17H. No city councillor nor any person elected city councillor 
shall, during the term for which he is elected or chosen, be appointed to, 
or hold, any office or position which is under the city government or the 
salary of which is payable out of the city treasury except the office of city 
councillor and any office held ex officio by virtue of being a member, or 
president, of the city council; provided, however, that nothing herein 
contained shall prevent a city councillor or any person elected chVy council- 
lor from, during the term for which he is elected or chosen, being appointed 
by the governor, with or without the advice and consent of the council, 
to, and holding, any such office or position if before entering upon the 
duties of such office or position he resigns as city councillor or city councillor 
elect. 

Sect. 18. At the next regular municipal election following the adoption 
of Plan A and at every regular municipal election thereafter, there shall 
be elected at large five school committeemen, each to hold office for the 
two municipal years following the municipal year in which he is elected. 

Sect. 19.* If at any time a vacancy occurs in the school committee 
from any cause, the mayor, the president of the citjr council and the 
remaining school committeemen, meeting in joint convention, shall, 
within fifteen days after the vacancy arises, choose, as school committee- 
man for the unexpired term, whichever of the defeated candidates for the 
office of school committeeman at the regular municipal election at which 
school committeemen were elected for the term in which the vacancy 

* Sect. 15 as amended by Stat. 1952, Chap. 190. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 21 

occurs, who are eligible and willing to serve, received the highest number 
of votes at such election, or, if there is no such defeated candidate eligible 
and willing to serve, a registered voter of the city duly qualified to vote 
for a candidate for the office of school committeeman. If at a regular mu- 
nicipal election there is a failure to elect a school committeeman or if a 
person elected school committeeman at such an election resigns or dies 
before taking office, within fifteen days after the remaining school com- 
mitteemen-elect take office, such school committeemen and the then 
mayor and the then president of the city council shall meet in joint con- 
vention and choose, as school committeeman for the unexpired term, 
whichever of the defeated candidates for the office of school committeeman 
at such election, who are eligible and willing to serve, received the highest 
number of votes at such election, or, if there is no such defeated candidate 
eligible and willing to serve, a registered voter of the city duly qualified 
to vote for a candidate for the office of school committeeman. 

Sect. 20. The members of the school committee shall meet and 
organize on the first Monday of January following their election. The 
school committee shall be the judge of the election and qualifications of its 
members. The members of the school committee shall serve without 
compensation. 



Nomination and Election Provisions Under Plan A and 

Plan D. 

Sect. 53. Every municipal officer required by sections twelve, thirteen, 
fourteen and eighteen to be elected at large shall be elected at a biennial 
municipal election, or, in the case of a mayor for an unexpired term, at a 
special municipal election, after, in either case, nomination at a pre- 
liminary municipal election, except as otherwise provided in section fifty- 
seven C. In sections fifty-three to sixty-five, inclusive, the term "regular 
election" shall be construed to refer to the biennial municipal election or 
the special municipal election, as the case may be, and the term "pre- 
liminary election" to the preliminary municipal election held for the pur- 
pose of nominating candidates for election at such regular election. Every 
preliminary election shall, unless dispensed with under said section fifty- 
seven C, be held on the sixth Tuesday preceding the regular election. 

Sect. 54. Any person who is a registered voter of the city duly qualified 
to vote for a candidate for an elective municipal office therein may be a 
candidate for nomination to such office; provided, that a petition for the 
nomination of such person is obtained, signed and filed as provided in 
sections fifty-five, fifty-five A, and fifty-six, and signatures of petitioners 
thereon, to the number required by section fifty-six, certified as provided 
in section fifty-seven by the board of election commissioners, in sections 
fifty-five to sixty-five, inclusive, called the election commission. 

Sect. 55. A nomination petition shall be issued only to a person sub - 
scribing after the thirteenth Tuesday, and before the eighth Tuesday, 



22 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

preceding the preliminary election, in a book kept for that purpose by 
the election commission, a statement of candidacy in substantially the 
following form: — 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
CITY OF BOSTON 

Statement of Candidacy. 
I, (name with first or middle name in full), under the pains and penal- 
ties of perjury declare that I reside at (street and number, if any) in Ward 
(number) of the City of Boston; that I am a registered voter of said City 
duly qualified to vote for a candidate for the office hereinafter mentioned; 
that I am a candidate for nomination for the office of (Mayor or City 
Councillor or School Committeeman); that I request that my name be 
printed as such candidate on the official ballot to be used at the preliminary 
municipal election to be held on Tuesday, , 19 , for the 
purpose of nominating candidates for election to such office; and that 
I also request that my nomination petition contain the following state- 
ment (not exceeding eight words) concerning the elective public offices 
now or formerly held by me : — 



Signature of Candidate. 

Sect. 55A. A nomination petition shall be issued by the election com- 
mission not later than twelve o'clock noon on the second day (Saturdays, 
Sundays and legal holidays excluded) after the subscription of a statement 
of candidacy, except that no such petition shall be issued before the 
eleventh Tuesday preceding the preliminary election. A nomination 
petition shall not relate to more than one candidate nor to more than one 
office. A nomination petition may state the elective public offices which 
the candidate holds or has held under the government of the common- 
wealth, the county of Suffolk or the city of Boston or in the congress as a 
representative or senator from the commonwealth; provided, that such 
statement shall not exceed eight words and shall, with respect to each 
such office, consist solely of the title, as hereinafter given, of such office, 
preceded, if the candidate is the then incumbent thereof, by the word 
"Present", otherwise, by the word "Former", and followed, if, but only 
if, the office is that of city councillor, by the words '.'at Large" or "for 
Ward (here insert ward number in numerals, which shall be counted as one 
word)", as the case may be. For the purposes of such statement, the 
titles of the elective public offices which may be stated shall be deemed 
to be as follows : — city councillor, school committeeman, mayor, district 
attorney, sheriff, register of deeds, register of probate, county clerk of 
superior (criminal) court, county clerk of superior (civil) court, county 
clerk of supreme judicial court, state representative, state senator, gov- 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 



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ernor's councillor, attorney general, state auditor, state treasurer, state 
secretary, lieutenant governor, governor, congressman, and United States 
senator. 

If the candidate is a veteran as defined in section twenty-one of chapter 
thirty-one of the General Laws, his nomination petition may contain the 
word "Veteran", which, in the case of a candidate holding or having held 
elective public office as aforesaid, shall, for the purposes of this section and 
sections fifty-five, fifty-eight and sixty-two, be counted as a part of the 
statement concerning the elective public offices held by him, and, in the 
case of a candidate who does not hold and has never held elective public 
office as aforesaid, shall, for the purposes of said sections, be deemed to be 
a statement concerning the elective public offices held by him. 

A nomination petition may consist of one or more sheets; but each sheet 
shall be in substantially the following form: — 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
CITY OF BOSTON 

Nomination Petition. 

Whereas (name of candidate) residing at (street and number, if any) 
in Ward (number) of the City of Boston, (here insert any lawfully requested 
statement concerning the elective public offices held by candidate) is a candidate 
for nomination for the office of (Mayor or City Councillor or School 
Committeeman), the undersigned, registered voters of the City of Boston, 
duly qualified to vote for a candidate for said office, do hereby request 
that the name of said (name of candidate) as a candidate for nomination 
for said office be printed on the official ballot to be used at the preliminary 
municipal election to be held on Tuesday, , 19 . 

Each of the undersigned does hereby certify that he or she has not 
subscribed (if the petition relates to the office of mayor, here insert: — any 
other nomination petition for said office; if the petition relates to the office 
of city councillor, here insert: — more than eight other nomination petitions 
for said office; and if the petition relates to the office of school committeeman, 
here insert: — more than four other nomination petitions for said office). 

In case the above-named candidate withdraws his name from nomi- 
nation or is found to be ineligible or dies, we authorize (names and resi- 
dences 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 signed in person 
with name as regis- 
tered.) 



Residence 
January 1, 19 . 

(If registered after above 
date, residence when 
registered.) 



Ward 



Pre- 
cinct. 



Present Residence. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Suffolk, ss. Boston, , 19 . 

The undersigned, being the circulator or circulators of this sheet, 
severally certify, under the pains and penalties of perjury, that the persons 
whose names are written upon the lines the numbers of which appear 
opposite our signatures below, signed the same in person. 



Names and Addresses of Persons 
Circulating This Sheet. 


Numbers of Lines Upon Which 
Appear Signatures as to Which 


Name. 


Address. 


Certification is Made Hereby. 









(Add here or at some other convenient place on the nomination petition 
sheet the following.) 



I hereby accept the nomination. 

This nomination petition sheet filed by 



Signature of Candidate. 
Signature of Filer. 



Number. Street. City. 



Every nomination petition sheet shall, before issuance, be prepared by 
the election commission by printing or inserting thereon the matter re- 
quired by the first two paragraphs of the foregoing form. Not more than 
three hundred nomination petition sheets shall be issued to any candidate 
for nomination to the office of mayor under Plan A; not more than one 
hundred and fifty such sheets shall be issued to any candidate for nomi- 
nation to the office of citj r councillor under Plan A or D; and not more 
than two hundred such sheets shall be issued to any candidate for nomi- 
nation to the office of school committeeman under Plan A or D. No 
nomination petition sheet shall be received or be valid unless prepared and 
issued by the election commission; nor shall any such sheet be received or 
be valid unless the written acceptance of the candidate thereby nomi- 
nated is endorsed thereon, anything in section three A of chapter fifty 
of the General Laws to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Sect. 56. The nomination petition shall be signed, in the case of a 
candidate for mayor, by at least three thousand registered voters of the 
city qualified to vote for such candidate at the preliminary election, in the 
case of a candidate for city councillor, by at least fifteen hundred registered 
voters of the city qualified to vote for such candidate at such election, 
and, in the case of a candidate for school committeeman, by at least two 
thousand registered voters of the city qualified to vote for such candidate 
at such election. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 25 

Every voter signing a nomination petition shall sign in person, with his 
name as registered, and shall state his residence on January first preceding, 
or his residence when registered if subsequent thereto, and the place 
where he is then living, with the street and number, if any; but any voter 
who is prevented by physical disability from writing may authorize 
some person to write his name and residence in his presence. No voter 
may sign as petitioner more than one nomination petition for the office 
of mayor, nor more than nine nomination petitions for the office of city 
councillor, nor more than five nomination petitions for the office of school 
committeeman. If the name of any voter appears as petitioner on more 
nomination petitions for an office than prescribed in this section, his name 
shall, in determining the number of petitioners, be counted, in the case 
of the office of mayor, only on the nomination petition sheet bearing his 
name first filed with the election commission, in the case of the office of 
city councillor, only on the nine nomination petition sheets bearing his 
name first filed with said commission, and, in the case of the office of 
school committeeman, only on the five nomination petition sheets bearing 
his name first filed with said commission. If the name of any voter 
appears as petitioner on the same nomination petition more than once, 
it shall be deemed to appear but once. The signature of any petitioner 
which is not certified by the circulator of the sheet as provided in the 
form set forth in section fifty-five A shall not be counted in determining 
the number of petitions. 

The separate sheets of a nomination petition may be filed all at one 
time or in lots of one or more from time to time, but shall all be filed with 
the election commission at or before five o'clock in the afternoon on the 
eighth Tuesday preceding the preliminary election. Every nomination 
petition sheet shall be filed by a responsible person, who shall sign such 
sheet and, if he is other than the candidate, add to his signature his place 
of residence, giving street and number, if any; and the election commission 
shall require satisfactory identification of such person. 

The names of candidates appearing on nomination petitions shall, when 
filed, be a matter of public record; but no nomination petition shall be 
open to public inspection until the signatures on all nomination petitions 
for the same office have been certified. 

Sect. 57. Upon the filing of each nomination petition sheet the election 
commission shall check each name to be certified by it on such sheet and 
shall certify thereon the number of signatures so checked which are the 
names of registered voters of the city qualified to sign the same; provided, 
however, that said commission shall not certify, in connection' with a 
single nomination petition, a greater number of names than required by 
section fifty-six with one tenth of such number added thereto. Names 
not certified in the first instance shall not thereafter be certified on the 
same nomination petition. All nomination petitions not containing 
names certified pursuant to this section, to the number required by said 
section fifty-six, shall be invalid. The election commission shall complete 
the certification required by this section at or before five o'clock in the 
afternoon on the thirty-fourth day preceding the preliminary election. 



26 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

f Sect. 57A. A nomination petition which has been filed and is in ap- 
parent conformity with law shall be valid unless written objection thereto 
is made by a registered voter of the city. Such objection shall be filed 
with the election commission at or before five o'clock in the afternoon on 
the twenty-eighth day preceding the preliminary election. Objections filed 
with the election commission shall forthwith be transmitted by it to the 
Boston ballot law commission. Certification pursuant to section fifty- 
seven shall not preclude a voter from filing objections to the validity of 
a nomination petition. 

Sect. 57B. Any candidate may withdraw his name from nomination 
by a request signed and duly acknowledged by him; provided, however, 
that all withdrawals shall be filed with the election commission at or 
before five o'clock in the afternoon on the twenty-eighth day preceding 
the preliminary election. If a candidate so withdraws his name from 
nomination or is found to be ineligible or dies, 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 petition; pro- 
vided, however, that all certificates of substitution, except any certificate 
of substitution for a deceased candidate for mayor under Plan A, shall be 
filed with the election commission at or before five o'clock in the afternoon 
on the twenty-seventh day preceding the preliminary election. 

The certificate of substitution for a deceased candidate for mayor 
under Plan A shall be filed with the election commission (a) at or before 
five o'clock in the afternoon on the first Tuesday preceding the preliminary 
election if he dies on or before the second Friday preceding such election, 
(b) at or before five o'clock in the afternoon on the first Friday following 
the preliminary election if he dies after the second Friday preceding such 
election and before the closing of the polls at such election, (c) at or before 
five o'clock in the afternoon on the first Tuesday preceding the regular 
election if he dies after the closing of the polls at the preliminary election 
and on or before the second Friday preceding the regular election, and 
(d) at or before five o'clock in the afternoon on the first Friday following 
the regular election if he dies after the second Friday preceding such 
election and before the closing of the polls at such election; provided, 
however, that no certificate of substitution for such a deceased candidate 
shall be filed after the closing of the polls at the preliminary election unless 
such candidate, if living, would be deemed under either section fifty- 
seven C or sixty-one to have been nominated for the office of mayor 
under Plan A. 

If a certificate of substitution for a deceased candidate for mayor 
under Plan A is filed at or before five o'clock in the afternoon on the first 
Tuesday preceding the preliminary election, the ballots for use at such 
election shall be printed with the name, residence and ward of the sub- 
stitute in the place of the name, residence and ward of the deceased; 
and the voting machine ballot labels for use at such election, if not pre- 
viously printed, shall be printed with the name, residence and ward of 
the substitute in the place of the name, residence and ward of the deceased, 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 27 

and, if previously printed shall have a slip containing the name, residence 
and ward of the substitute pasted over the name, residence and ward of 
the deceased. If such a certificate is filed after five o'clock in the after- 
noon on the first Tuesday preceding the preliminary election, all ballots 
and voting machine ballot labels for use at such election shall bear the 
name, residence and ward of the deceased but shall be deemed as a matter 
of law to bear the name, residence and ward of the substitute in the place 
of the name, residence and ward of the deceased, and a vote for the de- 
ceased at such election shall be counted as a vote for the substitute. If 
such a certificate is filed at or before five o'clock in the aternoon on the 
first Tuesday preceding the regular election, the ballots for use at such 
election other than absent voting ballots shall be printed with the name, 
residence and ward of the substitute in the place of the name, residence 
and ward of the deceased; and the absent voting ballots for use at such 
election, if not previously printed, shall be printed with the name, resi- 
dence and ward of the substitute in the place of the name, residence and 
ward of the deceased and, if previously printed, shall be deemed as a 
matter of law to bear the name, residence and ward of the substitute in 
the place of the name, residence and ward of the deceased so that a vote 
thereon for the deceased shall be counted as a vote for the substitute; and 
the voting machine ballot labels for use at such election, if not previously 
printed, shall be printed with the name, residence and ward of the substi- 
tute in the place of the name, residence and ward of the deceased, and, 
if previously printed, shall have a slip containing the name, residence 
and ward of the substitute pasted over the name, residence and ward of 
the deceased. If a candidate for mayor under Plan A in whose nomina- 
tion petition a committee of not less than five persons or a majority thereof 
is authorized to fill a vacancy dies after the second Friday preceding the 
regular election and a certificate of substitution is not filed at or before 
five o'clock in the afternoon on the first Tuesday preceding such election, 
such election, so far, but only so far, as it is for the purpose of electing a 
person for the office of mayor, shall be postponed for four weeks and 
no vote cast for any candidate for mayor at the originally scheduled 
election shall be counted. 

Every certificate of substitution shall state: — (1) the name of the sub- 
stitute, (2) his residence, with street and number, if any, and ward, (3) the 
office for which he is to be a candidate, (4) the name of the original candi- 
date, (5) the fact of his death, withdrawal or ineligibility, and (6) the 
proceedings had for making the substitution. The chairman and secre- 
tary of the committee shall sign and make oath to the truth of the cer- 
tificate; and it shall be accompanied by the written acceptance of the 
candidate substituted. A certificate of substitution shall be open to 
objection in the same manner, so far as practicable, as a nomination 
petition. 

Sect. 57C. On the first day, other than a legal holiday or Saturday 
or Sunday, following the expiration of the time for filing withdrawals and 
the final disposition of any objections filed, the election commission shall 



28 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

post in a conspicuous place in the city hall the names, residences and 
wards of the candidates for nomination for mayor under Plan A and for 
city councillor and school committeeman under Plans A and D who have 
duly qualified as such candidates, as they are to appear on the official 
ballots to be used at the preliminary election, except as to the order of the 
names. If there are so posted the names of not more than two candi- 
dates for the office of mayor under Plan A, the candidates whose names 
are so posed shall be deemed to have been nominated for said office, and 
the preliminary election for the purpose of nominating candidates therefor 
shall be dispensed with; if there are so posted the names of not more than 
eighteen candidates for the office of city councillor under Plan A or D, 
the candidates whose names are so posted shall be deemed to have been 
nominated for said office, and the preliminary election for the purpose of 
nominating candidates therefor shall be dispensed with; and if there are 
so posted the names of not more than ten candidates for the office of school 
committeeman under Plan A or D, the candidates whose names are so 
posted shall be deemed to have been nominated for said office, and the 
preliminary election for the purpose of nominating candidates therefor 
shall be dispensed with. 

Sect. 58. On the day of the posting provided for by section fifty- 
seven C, or as soon thereafter as conveniently may be, the election com- 
mission shall draw by lot the position of the candidates on the ballot. 
Each candidate shall have an opportunity to be present at such drawing in 
person or by one representative. As soon as conveniently may be after 
such drawing, the election commission shall cause the ballots to be printed. 
Said ballots shall, in addition to the directions and numbers provided for 
by section fifty-nine, contain, in the order drawn by the election 
commission, the names posted as aforesaid (except those of candidates 
deemed under section fifty-seven C to have been nominated), and no 
others, with a designation of residence and ward and the title and term 
of the office for which the person named is a candidate, and the statement, 
if any, contained in his nomination petiton concerning the elective 
public offices held by him. Said ballots shall be official and no others 
shall be used at the preliminary election. Said ballots shall be headed as 
follows: 

OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL 
ELECTION BALLOT. 

Candidates for nomination for the offices of in the 

City of Boston at the preliminary municipal election to be held on 
Tuesday, ,19 . 

The heading of said ballots shall be varied in accordance with the offices 
for which nominations are to be made. 

Sect. 59. At every preliminary election, and every regular election, 
under Plan A, each voter shall be entitled to vote for not more than one 
candidate for the office of mayor, not more than nine candidates for the 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 29 

office of city councillor, and not more than five candidates for the office 
of school committeman. On the ballots and voting machine ballot labels 
for use at each of said elections, there shall, as a direction to the voter, 
be printed in capital letters, near the title of each office to be voted for, 
the words "vote for {here insert in words the number of candidates specified 
in this section with respect to such office)." The election commission, when 
drawing under section fifty-eight the position on the ballot of the candi- 
dates for nomination at every preliminary election, shall draw the posi- 
tions of all candidates for mayor, if any are to be drawn, before drawing 
the position of any candidate for city councillor or school committeeman 
and shall draw the positions of all candidates for city councillor, if any are 
to be drawn, before drawing the position of any candidate for school 
committeeman. The election commission shall number consecutively, 
regardless of office, all candidates drawn, — the candidate first drawn 
being assigned the number 1 and the candidate last drawn being assigned 
the last number assigned. No position shall be drawn for, nor shall any 
number be assigned to, any candidate deemed under section fifty-seven C 
to have been nominated; nor shall any number be assigned to any blank 
space provided under section sixty-four or to any sticker candidate, so 
called; and no vote by sticker, which term shall not be construed to in- 
clude the slip provided for by section fifty-seven B, shall be counted if 
any candidate number appears thereon. The numbers assigned under 
this paragraph shall be separate and distinct from the alphabetical or 
numerical code of any voting machine. On the ballots and voting 
machine ballot labels for use at every preliminary election, there shall, as 
an aid to the voter, be printed in numerals, before the name of each candi- 
date and with type the same size as the name, the number assigned to the 
candidate by the election commission under this paragraph. 

Sect. 60. The election officers shall, immediate^ upon the closing 
of the polls at preliminary elections, count the ballots and ascertain the 
number of votes cast in the several voting places for each candidate, and 
forthwith make return thereof upon the total vote sheets or, if voting 
machines are used, the general or precinct record sheets, as the case may 
be, to the election commission which shall forthwith canvass said returns 
and, subject to the provisions of the first sentence of section one hundred 
and thirty-seven of chapter fifty-four of the General Laws, determine and 
declare the result thereof, publish said result in one or more newspapers 
in the city, and post the same in a conspicuous place in the city hall. 

Sect. 61. The two persons receiving at a preliminary election under 
Plan A the highest number of votes for nomination for the office of mayor 
shall be deemed to have been nominated for said office; and the eighteen 
persons receiving at such an election under Plan A or D the highest num- 
ber of votes for nomination for the office of city councillor shall be deemed 
to have been nominated for said office; and the ten persons receiving at 
such an election under Plan A or D the highest number of votes for 
nomination for the office of school committeeman shall be deemed to have 
been nominated for said office. If a preliminary election under Plan A 



30 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

or D results in a tie vote among candidates for nomination receiving the 
lowest number of votes, which, but for said tie vote, would entitle a person 
receiving the same to be deemed to have been nominated, all persons 
participating in said tie vote shall be deemed to have been nominated, 
although in consequence there be printed on the official ballot to be used 
at the regular election names to a number exceeding twice the number to 
be elected. 

Sect. 62. The name of every person deemed under section fifty-seven 
C or section sixty-one to have been nominated, together with his residence 
and ward and the title and term of the office for which he is a candidate, 
and the statement, if any, contained in his nomination petition concerning 
the elective public offices held by him, shall, in addition to the directions 
provided for by section fifty-nine, be printed on the official ballots to be 
used at the regular elections; and said persons shall be the sole candidates 
whose names may be printed on such ballots. As soon as conveniently 
may be after the sixth Tuesday preceding every regular election, the elec- 
tion commission shall draw by lot the position of said names on said 
ballots; and said names shall be printed on such ballots in the order so 
drawn. Each candidate shall have an opportunity to be present at such 
drawing in person or by one representative. 

Sect. 63. No ballot used at any preliminary or regular election shall 
have printed thereon any party or political designation or mark, and 
there shall not be appended to the name of any candidate any such party 
or political designation or mark or a^'thing showing how he was nomi- 
nated or indicating his views or opinions. 

Sect. 64. On every ballot to be used at a preliminary or regular 
election, there shall be left, at the end of the list of candidates for each 
office, blank spaces equal to the number for which a voter may vote for 
such office, in which blank spaces the voter may insert the name of any 
person not printed on the ballot for whom he desires to vote for such 
office. 

Sect. 65. At every preliminary election, and every regular election 
under Plan D, each voter shall be entitled to vote for not more than six 
candidates for the office of city councillor and not moi'e than three candi- 
dates for the office of school committeeman. On the ballots for use at 
both of said elections, there shall be printed jiirections^to the voters that 
each voter shall not vote for more than the number of candidates specified 
in this section. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 31 

CURRENTLY OPERATIVE PROVISIONS 

OF 

CHAPTER 486 OF THE ACTS OF 1909 
AS AMENDED 



The Mayor and City Council. 



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, not later than the first Monday in February of each 
year, shall submit to the city council the annual budget of the current 
expenses of the city and county for the current fiscal year, and may 
submit thereafter such supplementary appropriation orders, as he may 
deem necessary. The city council may reduce or reject any item, but, 
except upon the recommendation 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. Not later than the first Monday in April the city 
council shall take definite action on the annual budget by adopting, 
reducing or rejecting it, and in the event of their failure so to do the items 
and the appropriation orders in the budget as recommended by the mayor 
shall be in effect as if formally adopted by the city council and approved 
by the mayor. 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 depart- 
ment or office under their charge, which estimates shall be transmitted to 
the city council. 

Sect. 3A.f In the period after the expiration of any fiscal year, and 
before the regular appropriations have been made by the city council and 
the school committee, city and county officers who are authorized to 
make expenditures, and the school committee, may incur liabilities in 
carrying on the work of the several departments and offices entrusted to 
them, and payments therefor shall be made from the treasury from any 
available funds therein and charged against the next annual appropri- 
ation, or special appropriation, if any is made; provided, that the liabilities 
incurred during such interval for regular employees do not exceed in 
any one month the average monthly expenditure of the last three months 
of the preceding fiscal year, and that the total liabilities incurred during 
said interval do not exceed in any one month the sums spent for similar 

* As amended by Stat. 1924, Chap. 479, Sect, 2, and Stat. 1941, Chap. 
604, Sect. 1. 

f As inserted by Stat. 1941, Chap. 604, Sect. 1, and amended by Stat. 
1947, Chap. 120. * 



32 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

purposes during any one month of the preceding fiscal year; and provided, 
further, that said officers who are authorized to make expenditures may 
expend in any one month for any new officer or board lawfully created 
an amount not exceeding one twelfth of the estimated cost for the current 
fiscal year; and provided, further, that until a regular or special appro- 
priation has been made for snow removal, expenditures may be made for 
that purpose to an amount not exceeding the average of the annual ex- 
penditures for snow removal in the five preceding fiscal years. Notwith- 
standing the foregoing limitations upon the authority of city officers to 
incur liabilities during said interval, such officers may incur liabilities to 
such extent as may be necessary for the purpose of compensating first 
assistant assessors for their regular duties. 

Sect. 3B.* After an appropriation of money has been duly made by 
the city of Boston for any specific purpose, or for the needs and expendi- 
tures of any city department or county office, no transfer of any part of 
the money thus appropriated shall be made except in accordance with 
and after the written recommendation of the mayor to the city council, 
approved by a yea and nay vote of two thirds of all the members of the 
city council; provided, that the city auditor, with the approval in each 
instance of the mayor, may make transfers, other than for personal service, 
from any item to any other item within the appropriations for a depart- 
ment, division of a department or county office. After December twentieth 
in each year the city auditor may, with the approval of the mayor, apply 
any income and taxes not disposed of and make transfers from any appro- 
priation to any other appropriation for the purpose only of closing the 
accounts of the fiscal year. 

(See Stat. 1942, Chap. 4, Sect. 3, reading as follows: 

" During the continuance of the existing state of war betioeen the United 
States and any foreign country, notwithstanding the provisions of section 
three B of chapter four hundred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and nine, inserted in said chapter by section one of chapter six hundred and 
four of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-one, the vote required for ap- 
proval by the city council of the city of Boston of any transfer of appropriation, 
other than a loan appropriation, shall be by a yea and nay vote of a majority 
of all the members of the city council.") 

Sect. 4A.J 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. 

Sect. 5.f Except as otherwise provided in this act, the organization, 
powers and duties of the executive departments of the city shall remain 

* Inserted by Stat. 1941, Chap. 604, Sect. 1. 
f Inserted by Stat. 1924, Chap. 479, Sect, 3. 

| As amended by Special Stat. 1919, Chap. 222, Sect. 3, Stat. 1928, 
Chap. 389, Sect. 1, Stat. 1934, Chap. 227, and Stat. 1936, Chap. 152. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 33 

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, in whole or in part, departments whether created on or before 
or subsequent to the first Monday of February in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and ten, including the transit department; 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. Such an 
ordinance may provide that all of the employees of an^y department or 
division thereof thereby abolished who are subject to civil service shall be 
reappointed to similar positions with similar status in any new depart- 
ment or division thereof thereby established or in an}' other department 
or division thereof, without civil service examination or registration and 
that such employees shall, upon reappointment as may be provided in 
such ordinance, retain all rights to retirement with pension that shall 
have accrued or would thereafter accrue to them, and that their services 
shall be deemed to have been continuous, to the same extent as if such 
abolition had not taken place. 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 school committee, the board of commissioners of school 
buildings, the department of school buildings, the election department or 
any department in charge of any official or officials appointed by the 
governor. 

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. 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 Suffolk 
take part in the employment of labor, the making of contracts, the 
purchase of materials, supplies or real estate; nor in the construction, 
alteration, or repair of any public works, buildings, or other property; 
nor in the care, custody, and management of the same; nor in the conduct 
of the executive or administrative business of the city or county; 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. . . . 

It shall be unlawful for the mayor or for a member of the city council 
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 con- 
tract with the city or with the county of Suffolk, or to receive any com- 
mission, discount, bonus, gift, contribution or reward from or any share 



34 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

in the profits of any person or corporation making or performing such 
contract, unless such mayor, member of the city council, officer, or em- 
ployee or member of the finance commission immediately upon learning 
of the existence of such contract or that such contract is proposed, shall 
notify in writing the mayor, city council, and finance commission of such 
contract and of the nature of his interest in such contract and shall abstain 
from doing any official act on behalf 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 con- 
tractor 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 shall 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 im- 
prisonment for not more than one year, or both. . . . 

The Executive Department. 

Sect. 9. All heads of departments and members of municipal 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), shall be appointed by the mayor without 
confirmation by the city council. They shall be recognized experts in 
such work as may devolve upon the incumbents of said offices, or persona 
specially fitted by education, training or experience to perform the same, 
and (except the election commissioners, who shall remain subject to the 
provisions of existing laws) shall be appointed without regard to party 
affiliation or to residence at the time of appointment except as hereinafter 
provided. 



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 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 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 35 

for terms of four years beginning with the first day of May of the year in 
which they are appointed and shall 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 filing 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 is 
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 emergency 
involving the health or safety of the people or their property, shall expend 
intentionally in any fiscal year any sum in excess of the appropriations 
duly made in accordance with law, nor involve the city in any contract for 
the future payment of money in excess of such appropriation, except as 
provided in section six of this act. Any official who shall violate the 
provisions of this section shall be punished by imprisonment for not 
more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, 
or both. 

Sect. 16A.* Anything in section three A or section sixteen to the 
contrary notwithstanding, city and county officers who are authorized 
to make expenditures, and the school committee, may, during any fiscal 
year, at the time of, or after, contracting for the performance or delivery 
during the remainder of such year of any work, services or supplies of a 
constantly recurrent nature, contract, without an appropriation, upon 
like or more favorable terms and conditions, for the performance or de- 
livery of such work, services or supplies for the whole or any part of the 
first three months of the next fiscal year; provided, that in no event shall 
the average monthly liability incurred with respect to the next fiscal 
year exceed the average monthly liability for such work, services or supplies 
during the last nine months of the then current fiscal year. 

* Inserted by Stat. 1951, Chap. 182. 



36 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 qualified 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 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 
instalments 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 city 
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 commission, 
which shall immediately investigate the facts and report thereon; and 
pending said report payment shall be withheld. 

Sect. 20. * The said commission is 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 requisition 
by the commission, not exceeding in the aggregate in any year the sum of 
fifty-five thousand dollars, or such additional sums as majr be appropri- 
ated for the purpose by the city council and approved by the mayor. A 
sum sufficient to cover the salary of the chairman of the commission and 
the further sum of at least fifty-five thousand dollars to meet the expenses 
as aforesaid each year shall be appropriated by said city. The com- 
mission 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 

*As amended by Stat. 1921, Chap. 81, Stat. 1924, Chap. 369, and 
Stat. 1948, Chap. 175. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 37 

the mayor, the city council, the governor or the general court to receive 
the reports and findings of said commission as a basis for such laws, or- 
dinances, or administrative orders as may be deemed meet, the commission 
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 an}^ witness at anj r 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. 

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 
qualified. 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 until 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 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 presenting for 
settlement an account or claim against the city or county 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 ground that it is fraudulent or unlawful 
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 furnished 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 differ 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 statement 
of the unexpended balances of all the departments. He shall furnish 



38 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

quarterly to the city council an itemized statement showing the amount 
of money expended by the mayor and the city council for contingent 
expenses. 

Miscellaneous 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 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 
premiums, if any are received, shall be applied in accordance with the 
provisions of chapter three hundred and seventy-nine of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and ten. 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. Nothing herein shall apply to transit bonds of the city of Boston 
issued under the provisions of the several acts authorizing the construction 
of tunnels and subways in said city by the Boston Transit Commission, 
and said bonds may be issued as heretofore and secured by sinking fund. 

Sect. 27.f Every officer and board in charge of a department of the 
city of Boston or county of Suffolk shall, on or before the sixth day of 
February in each year, prepare and furnish to the city auditor a list of 
the officials and employees under said officer or board and paid by the 
city or county on the first day of such February. Such list shall give the 
name, 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 county. It shall 
be the duty of the city auditor to verify said lists by the pay rolls and to 
keep a copy of said lists open for public inspection, and to prepare and 
publish in the City Record on or before the tenth day of April in each 
year a comparative table containing the number of such officials and 
employees holding office or employed in each such department or board 
and paid by the city or county on the compilation date in each of the ten 
years next preceding such publication. The term "compilation date," 
as herein used, shall be construed to mean, with respect to the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-one or any prior year, the first day of January, 
and with respect to the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two or any subse- 
quent year, the first day of February. 

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 

* As amended by Stat. 1910, Chap. 437, Sect. 1, and Stat. 1911, Chap. 
165, Sect. 1. 

t As amended by Special Stat. 1919 Chap. 168, Sect. 1, Stat. 1922, 
Chap. 133, Sect. 1, Stat. 1938, Chap. 263, Sect. 1, and Stat. 1951, Chap. 111. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS. 39 

gasoline, oil, and other inflammable substances or explosive compounds 
and the use of the public ways for any permanent or temporary obstruction 
or projection in, under, or over the same, including the location of con- 
duits, poles, and posts for telephone, telegraph, street railway, or illumi- 
nating purposes, is hereby vested in theboard of street commissioners, 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 inflammable 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 with reference to the sale of property for non- 
payment of taxes shall appear exclusively in the City Record. All other 
advertising, whether required by law or not, with reference to the pur- 
chase or taking of land, contracts for work, materials or supplies, and the 
sale of bonds, shall appear in said paper, and in such newspaper or news- 
papers as the mayor, in his discretion, may order; a list of all contracts of 
one thousand dollars or more, as awarded, with the names of bidders, and 
the amount of 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. Failure to publish in such newspaper or 
newspapers as the mayor may order shall not invalidate any purchase, 
contract or sale made or action taken by the city. The proceedings of the 
city council and school committee together with all communications from 
the mayor, shall be published in the City Record; provided, that the sub- 
stance of debates by and among the members of the city council shall not 
be so published or published elsewhere at the expense of said city. 

Sect. 30. f Every officer or board in charge of a department in said 
city and every officer, board or official of the county of Suffolk having 
power to incur obligations on behalf of said county in cases where said 
obligations are to be paid for wholly from the treasury of said city, when 
authorized to erect a new building or to make structural changes in an 
existing building, shall make contracts therefor, not exceeding 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 conjunction with other similar work or purchase which might properly 
be included in the same contract, amounts to or exceeds one thousand 

* As amended by Stat. 1934, Chap. 185, Sect. 1, and Stat. 1947, Chap. 
447, Sect. 1. 

t As amended by Stat. 1939, Chap. 156, Sect. 1, also affected by Stat. 
1950, Chap. 216, Sect. 1. 



40 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

dollars, shall, unless the mayor gives written authority to do otherwise, 
invite proposals therefor by advertisements in the City Record. Such 
advertisements shall state the time and place for opening the proposals in 
answer to said advertisement, and shall reserve the right to the officer, 
board or official to reject any or all proposals. No authority to dispense 
with advertising shall be given by the mayor unless the said officer, board 
or official 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 pro- 
posed 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 during 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 highways in 
said city. No land shall be taken until an appropriation by loan or other- 
wise 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 school- 
house 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.* 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. 
************* 

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



* As amended by Stat. 1914, Chap. 730, Sect. 1, Stat. 1921, Chap. 288, 
Sect. 1 and Stat. 1924, Chap. 479, Sect. 4. 



CHIEF OFFICIALS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 41 

OFFICIALS 

IN CHARGE 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 and the term of office as prescribed by statute or ordinance. (See 
Acts of 1930, Chap. 167.) 



Officials. 



How 

Created. 



Appointed or Elected. 



By Whom. 



When. 



Term. 



Begins. Length 



Appeal, Board of (Five) 
Art Commission (Five) 
Assessors (Five) 



Auditor 

Budget Commissioner, 

Building Commissioner, 

City Clerk 



City Planning Board 
(Nine) 



Collector 

Corporation Counsel . . . 

Election Commissioners 
(Four) 



Examiners, Board of 
(Three) 



Fire Commissioner 

Health Commissioner. . 

Hospital Trustees 
(Five) 



Institutions Commis 
sioner 



Statute. 

a 

u 

Ord.... 

u 

Statute. 



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



Statute. 

a 
a 

Ord.... 
Statute 
Ord.... 



Mayor . 



City 
Council . 



Mayor 



Annually, 
one 

Annually, 
one 

Annually, 
one 



Quadren- 
nially .... 

Quadren- 
nially .... 

Triennially, 



Biennially, 
two 

Quadren- 
nially . . . 

Quadren- 
nially. . . 



Annually, 
one 



Annually, 
one 

Quadren- 
nially . . . 

Quadren- 
nially . . . 

Annually, 
one 



Quadren- 
nially . . . 



May 1... 


" 1.. 


April 1 . . 

* 


May 1 . . 


" 1.. 


1st Mon. 
in Feb. . 


May 1 . . 


" 1.. 


■ 1.. 


April 1 . . 


May 1 . . 


" I... 


" 1.. 


" 1.. 


« 1.. 



5 yrs. 

5 " 

5 " 

* 

4 " 

4 " 

3 " 

6 " 

4 " 
4 a 

4 " 

3 ■ 

4 " 

4 " 

5 " 

4 " 



♦Position placed under Civil Service by vote of electorate, November 2, 1943. 



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Appointed 


or Elected. 


Term. 


Officials. 


How 
Created. 






















By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Library Trustees (Five) 


Ord 


Mayor . . . 


Annually, 














May 1 . . 


5 yrs. 


Park Commissioners 












(Three) 


Statute. . . 


It 


Annually, 












" 1.. 


3 " 


Penal Institutions Com- 












missioner 


Ord.. 


It 


Quadren- 
nially .... 












" 1.. 


4 " 


Printing, Superintend- 












ent of 


u 


a 


Quadren- 
nially .... 












" 1.. 


4 " 


Public Buildings, 












Superintendent of 


a 


tl 


Quadren- 












nially 


" 1.. 


4 u 


Public Welfare Trus- 














Statute. . . 


a 


Annually, 












four 


" 1.. 


3 " 


Public Works, Com- 












missioner of 


Ord 


it 


Quadren- 
nially 












" 1.. 


4 ■ 


Real Estate Com- 














Statute . . 


a 


Trien- 












nially .... 


" 1.. 


3 " 




a 


a 


Quadren- 












nially .... 


" 1.. 


4 « 


Retirement Board 












(Three) 


it 


a 




Oct. 1.. 


3 ■ 


Sinking Funds Com- 






missioners (Six) 


u 


a 


Annually, 














May 1 . . 


3 • 


Statistics Trustees 












(Five) 


Ord 


u 


Annually, 
one 












« 1... 


5 J 1 


Street Commissioners 












(Three) 


Statute. . . 


it 


Annually, 
one 


1st Mon. 










in Jan.. 


3 J 


Supplies, Superintend- 












ent of 


Ord... 


it 


Quadren- 
nially .... 












May 1 . . 


4 " 


Traffic Commissioners 












(Five) 












Treasurer 


it 


a 


Quadren- 
nially 












" 1.. 


4 u 


Veterans' Service and 












Soldiers' Relief Com- 












missioner 


Ord. . . 


tl 


Quadren- 
nially .... 












" 1.. 


4 " 


Weights and Measures, 














Statute. . . 


tl 








Zoning Adjustment, 










Board of (Twelve).... 


« 


tt 


Annually, 














■ 1.. 


5 « 


Alternates (Eleven).. 


it 


it 


Annually, 














" 1.. 


5 " 



DEPARTMENT OF THE MAYOR. 43 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS. 



DEPARTMENT OF THE MAYOR. 
Office, 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, 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, 479; Stat. 1930, Chap. 167; Stat, 1938, Chap. 300: 
Stat, 1945, Chaps. 4, 8.] 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor. 
Thomas P. McCusker, Executive Secretary. 
Thomas G. J. Shannon, Chief Clerk. 
Joseph Lydon, Assistant Secretary. 
Samuel R. Goodwin, Assistant Secretary. 
Joseph Alecks, Assistant Secretary. 
Anthony Cataldo, Assistant Secretary. 
John V. Sullivan, Secretary-Clerk. 
Harold J. Vaughan, Secretary-Clerk. 
Percy E. Gillis, Messenger-Clerk. 
Margaret J. Leahy, Clerk. 
Eleanore Zall, Secretary-Correspondence. 
Mary Irwin, Chief Telephone Operator. 

industry and labor. 
Paul H. Hines, Industrial Advisor. 
Phillip P. Kramer, Labor Advisor. 

LICENSING DIVISION. 

Walter R. Milllken, Chief. 
Beatrice Whelton, Assistant Chief. 
Katherine M. Callahan, Stenographer. 
Ethel Landermann, Clerk. 

PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS, CONVENTIONS AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS^ 

John D. Brown, Director. 
J. Ralph Granara, Assistant Director. 
John H. Beasley, Assistant Secretary. 
Sully J. Guaragna, Clerk. 
Helena Gilmore, Clerk-Typist. 

THE CITY RECORD. 

Oflice, 40 City Hall. 

Joshua H. Jones, Editor. 

P. Nicholas Petrocelli, Associate Editor- 



44 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



ART DEPARTMENT. 
Office, Faneuil Hall. 

[Stat. 1898, Chap. 410; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 4; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 11; 
Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 87.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Robert P. Bellows, Chairman. 
Daniel Sargent, Secretary. 

commissioners. * 

Mary Evangaline Walker, named by Boston Art Club. Term 
ends in 1952. 

William Emerson, named by Trustees of Museum of Fine Arts. Term 
ends in 1953. 

Robert P. Bellows, named by the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. Term ends in 1954. 

Howard T. Clinch, named by the Boston Society of Architects. Term 
ends in 1955. 

Daniel Sargent, named by the Trustees of the Public Library. Term 
ends in 1956. 

One Commissioner, named by a successor to the defunct Boston Art 
Club, not yet designated. Term to end in 1957. 

The Art Department, established in 1898, is in charge of five commis- 
sioners, appointed by the Mayor. Each year one 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 list of three persons to the Mayor; and the Mayor appoints 
one person as Art Commissioner from the list so submitted, to serve for 
five years. 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. 

No work of art can become the property of the City of Boston without 
the approval of the Art Department, which may also be requested by the 
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. No work of art, 
the property of the City of Boston, shall be removed except by order of the 
Art Commissioners and with the approval of the Mayor. Moreover, all 
contracts or orders for the execution of any painting, monument, statue, 
bust, bas-relief, 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 in the custody and care of the Art Commissioners. 

* The Commissioners serve without compensation. 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT. 45 



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; Stat. 1938, Chap. 257; Stat. 1945, Chap. 263; Stat. 1949, 
Chap. 313.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Edmund J. Burke, Chairman. 

ASSESSORS. 

Edmund J. Burke. Term ends March 31, 1953. 

James H. Alphen. Term ends March 31, 1954. 

Philip J. Camerlengo. Term ends March 31, 1955. 

John J. Chapman. Term ends March 31, 1956. 

Huntington W. Frothingham. Term ends March 31, 1957. 
John P. Doherty, Secretary. 



DEPUTY ASSESSORS. 

John J. O'Connor. Thomas J. Murphy. 

Edmund G. White (temporal, Francis J. McFarland. 

April 4, 1951). Paul J. Oswald. 

Jeremiah A. Coakley, Chief Clerk. 
John M. McDowell, Assistant Chief Clerk. 
Thomas F. Gavin, Chief, Personal Property Division. 
John A. Sharkey, Appraisal Engineer. 

"The Mayor of the City shall assign five assessors to hold office for 
terms of one, two, three, four and five years, respectively, from the first 
day of April, 1938. As the term of each assessor expires, the Mayor, in 
like manner, shall appoint his successor for a term of five years from the 
1st day of April in the year of appointment." . . . 
"The Mayor shall designate the Chairman of the Board." 
The Assessors published 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. 



46 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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; Ord. 1945, Chap. 5; Ord. 1948, 
Chap. 3; Ord. 1949, Chap. 6.] 

The Assistant Assessors are appointed from the Civil Service list 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. 

AUDITING DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 20 City Hall, 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; Ord. 1925, Chap. 6; Ord. 1934, Chap. 5.] 
Charles J. Fox, City Auditor. 
Daniel J. Falvey, Deputy City Auditor. 
The office of Auditor was established by ordinance on August 2, 1824. 
Under provisions of Chapter 414 of the Acts of 1941, the office of City 
Auditor was placed under Civil Service on November 2, 1943, by a refer- 
endum vote of 60,139 to 12,409. 

The office of Deputy City Auditor was established by ordinance on July 
11, 1934. 

Regular annual reports of receipts and expenditures have been pub- 
lished by the Auditor since 1825. Less complete reports were pub- 
lished by finance committees from 1811 to 1824, inclusive. Since June 1, 
1867, the Auditor has published monthly exhibits of all City, School, and 
County expenditures. 

The City Auditor is also Auditor of the County of Suffolk, Secretary of 
the Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds, a member of the Board of 
Trustees of the George Robert White Fund, and a member of the Boston 
Retirement Board. (Rev. Ord. 1925, Chaps. 3, 6.) 



BOARD OF ZONING ADJUSTMENT. 
Office, 43 City Hall, third floor. 
[Stat. 1924, Chap. 488, Section 20; Stat. 1925, Chap. 219; Stat. 1926 
Chap. 350; Stat. 1927, Chap. 220; Stat. 1928, Chaps. 70, 137; Stat 
1929, Chap. 88; Stat. 1930, Chap. 347; Stat. 1931, Chaps. 16, 180 
Stat. 1932, Chap. 143; Stat. 1933, Chap. 204; Stat. 1934, Chap. 210 
Stat. 1936, Chap. 240; Stat. 1941, Chap. 373, Stat. 1946, Chap. 198 
Stat. 1948, Chaps. 165, 203, 214; Chap. 537, 1949; Chap. 328, 1950 
Stat. 1952, Chap. 109; Stat. 1952, Chap. 143.] 



BOARD OF ZONING ADJUSTMENT. 



47 



OFFICIALS. 



Dana Somes, Chairman. 
John A. Breen, V ice-Chairman. 
Mary T. Downey, Secretary. 
Thomas E. McCormick, Engineer. 



Members. 



Nominated by 



Dana Somes, Chairman. 

David F. Supple. 

Earl McMann 

Alan J. Potter 

John F. Murphy 

William L. Hyland .... 
Thomas F. McDonough 

John A. Breen 

FredS. Crowther .. 

John J. Barry. 

Raymond P. Delano . . . 
Daniel G. O'Connor. . . 



Boston Society of Architects 1 

Boston Society of Landscape Architects . . J 

Associated Industries of Massachusetts 

Boston Central Labor Union 

Boston Chamber of Commerce 

Boston Real Estate Board 

Boston Society of Civil Engineers 

City Planning Board 

Massachusetts Real Estate Association. . . 

Master Builders' Association 

Massachusetts Motor Truck Association, 

Inc 

United Improvement Association 

Mayor's Appointee 



Term ends in 



1955 

1957 
1954 
1956 
1957 
1954 
Ex officio 
1955 
1956 

1953 
1953 
1956 



Alternate members as provided in Chap. 109, Acts of 1952. 


Members. 


Nominated by 


Term ends in 


John S. Codman 


Boston Real Estate Board 


1957 


C. Clark Macomber 


Associated Industries of Massachusetts .... 


1957 



The Board consists of the Chairman of the City Planning Board, ex 
officio, and eleven other members, and eleven alternates, appointed by 
the Mayor, as follows: — -one member from two candidates, and one 
alternate from two other candidates, nominated by the Associated In- 
dustries of Massachusetts, one member from two candidates, and one 
alternate from two other candidates, nominated by the Boston Central 
Labor Union, one member from two candidates, and one alternate from 
two other candidates, nominated by the Boston Chamber of Commerce, 
one member from two candidates, and one alternate from two other 
candidates, nominated by the Boston Real Estate Board, one member from 
two candidates, and one alternate from two other candidates, nominated, 
both in the case of the member and in the case of the alternate, one by 
The Boston Society of Architects and one by the Boston Society of Land- 
scape Architects, one member from two candidates, and one alternate 
from two other candidates, nominated by the Boston Society of Civil 
Engineers, one member from two candidates, and one alternate from two 
other candidates, nominated by the Massachusetts Motor Truck Associ- 



48 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

ation, Inc., one member from two candidates, and one alternate from two 
other candidates, nominated by the Massachusetts Real Estate Asso- 
ciation, one member from two candidates, and one alternate from two 
other candidates, nominated by the Master Builders' Association of 
Boston, one member from two candidates, and one alternate from two 
other candidates, nominated by the United Improvement Association, 
and one member, and one alternate, selected at large by the Mayor. All 
appointive members, and all alternates, shall be residents of or engaged 
in business in Boston. The term of office is five years. 

The members of the Board serve without compensation. Any petition 
for changing the zoning map must be accompanied by a fee of twenty- 
five dollars before being considered by the Board. 

Either upon petition or otherwise, the Board may, by a decision of not 
less than four-fifths of its members, rendered after a public hearing follow- 
ing advertisement and due notice to the owners of all property deemed by 
the Board to be affected, change the boundaries of districts by changing 
the zoning map on file at the state secretary's office, to meet altered needs 
of a locality, to avoid undue concentration of population, to provide ade- 
quate light and air, to lessen congestion in streets, to secure safety from fire, 
panic and other dangers, to facilitate the adequate provision of transporta- 
tion, water, sewerage, and other public requirements and to promote the 
health, safety, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the City of 
Boston. 

No decision of the Board of Appeal permitting the erection or altera- 
tion of a building to an extreme height greater than that otherwise author- 
ized under the provisions of the zoning law for the lot or building in ques- 
tion is effective until and unless confirmed by the decision of not less than 
two thirds of the members of the Board of Zoning Adjustment. 

If a change in the boundaries of districts is favorably decided upon or if 
a decision of the Board of Appeal is confirmed, any person aggrieved or 
any municipal officer or Board, may within fifteen days after the entry 
of such decision, appeal to the Superior Court sitting in equity, for the 
County of Suffolk. 

BOSTON RETIREMENT BOARD. 
Office, 65 City Hall. 
[Stat. 1922, Chap. 521; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 284, 381, 426; Stat. 1924, 
Chaps. 89, 249, 250, 251; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 18, 90, 152; Stat. 1926, 
Chap. 390; Stat. 1933, Chap. 243; Stat. 1937, Chap. 163; Stat. 1939, 
Chap. 131; Stat. 1943, Chap. 204; Stat. 1945, Chap. 658; Stat. 1947, 
Chap. 520; Stat. 1950, Chap. 355; Stat, 1951, Chap. 644; Stat. 1952, 
Chap. 379.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Wilfred J. Doyle, Chairman. 

William D. Kenney, Secretary and Executive Officer. 

George E. Willard, Chief Clerk. 



BOSTON TRAFFIC COMMISSION. 49 

THE BOARD. 

Charles J. Fox (ex officio). 

Margaret A. Learson. Term ends September 30, 1951. 

Wilfred J. Dotle. Term ends September 30, 1952. 

The Boston Retirement System was established on February 1, 1923, 
under the provisions of Chapter 521 of the Acts of 1922, which was 
accepted by the Mayor and City Council in August, 1922. 

An additional retirement system for city and county employees was 
provided by Chapter 658 of the Acts of 1945. This act was accepted by 
the City Council June 3, 1946, and approved by the Mayor June 5, 1946. 
The new system, designated as the State-Boston Retirement System, 
went into effect October 1, 1946. Every employee appointed after that 
date becomes a member of the new system. 

Both systems are administered by a Retirement Board consisting of 
Wilfred J. Doyle, appointed by the Mayor for a term of three years; 
Charles J. Fox, City Auditor, ex officio; and Margaret A. Learson, elected 
by members of the system. The Board serves without compensation. 



BOSTON TRAFFIC COMMISSION. 

Office, 112 Southampton Street. 

[Stat. 1929, Chap. 263.] 

William Arthur Reilly, Commissioner. 



OFFICIALS. 

William Arthur Reilly, Chairman. Term ends April 30, 1954. 

ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONERS.* 

Thomas F. Sullivan, Police Commissioner. 
George G. Hyland, Commissioner of Public Works. 
Frank R. Kelley, Chairman, Park Commissioners. 
Gerald F. Scally, Chairman, Street Commissioners. 
William T. Doyle, Secretary. 

ENGINEERING division. 
Philip T. Desmond, Traffic Engineer. 
Timothy J. O'Connor, Assistant Traffic Engineer. 
Joseph M. Galeota, Senior Electrical Engineer. 
The Act establishing the commission became effective April 30, 1929, 
after approval by the Governor and acceptance by the Mayor and City 
Council. The commissioner is appointed by the Mayor, to serve four 
years and until the qualification of his successor, receives compensation 
established by the Mayor and City Council, and may be removed by the 
Mayor. The associate commissioners receive no compensation. 

The commissioners may employ, subject to the approval of the Mayor 
and to chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, engineers, experts, assist- 
ants and other officers and employees. The commission has exclusive 
authority to adopt, amend, alter and repeal rules and regulations relative 

* Ex officiis. 



50 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

to vehicular street traffic, and to the movement, stopping or standing of 
vehicles on, and their exclusion from, all or any streets, ways, highways, 
roads and parkways, under the control of the city. The commission has 
the power to erect, make and maintain, or cause to be erected, made and 
maintained, traffic signs, signals, markings and other devices for the 
control of such traffic in the city and for informing and warning the public 
as to the rules and regulations adopted by the commission. 

The latest revision of the Traffic Regulations contains 643 one-way 
streets and 510 no-parking streets. The commission maintains 294 
traffic signals, including two (2) interconnected systems in downtown 
Boston, 20,000 traffic signs, and 91 traffic officers' spotlights. Two hun- 
dred and forty (240) miles of white lines painted in the roadway, including 
crosswalks, center lines, lanes, lines and stop lines, are maintained by the 
commission. Thirteen hundred and fourteen loading zones, requiring 
23,853 feet of painted curb, are maintained. Fees amounting to $23,853 
are collected for the establishment and maintenance of these loading 
zones. The commission also maintains 8,200 parking meters. It is 
anticipated that approximately $630,000 will be taken in as revenue 
during the year 1952. 

BUDGET DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 44 City Hall, third floor. 

[Ord. 1917, Chap. 3; Ord. 1921, Chap. 4; Ord. 1927, Chap. 3; Stat. 1930, 

Chap. 400; Stat. 1931, Chap. 301; Stat. 1941, Chaps. 447, 604.] 

John A. Sullivan, Budget Commissioner. Term ends April 30, 1954. 

The Budget Department was established by ordinance in 1917 as a 
result of the report and recommendations by the Budget Commission of 
1915, and was placed in charge of a Budget Commissioner. General 
supervision over all matters relating, or incidental, to the appropriations 
and budgets of all municipal departments, with the exception of depart- 
ments not directly under the control of the Mayor, was placed in the 
jurisdiction of the Budget Commissioner. 

Under direction of the Mayor, the Budget Commissioner prepares in 
segregated form the annual and all supplementary budgets to be sub- 
mitted by the Mayor to the City Council, and also prepares the forms of 
estimate sheets to be used by each officer, board, commission, and depart- 
ment, and each division of a department, for which the city appropriates 
money. He also reports to the Mayor on all subsequent revisions of the 
items in the budget. 

In compliance with the provisions of Chapter 400 of the Acts of 1930, 
Compensation and Classification Plans for the Officers and Employees of 
Suffolk County were adopted by the City Council on April 13, 1931, and 
approved by the Mayor on April 15, 1931. By virtue of that statute and 
those plans, the Budget Commissioner is empowered to pass upon all 
promotions, transfers, new appointments, and the compensation of the 
personnel of Suffolk County included in these plans, thus establishing the 
Budget Commissioner, in effect, as the personnel director of Suffolk 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 51 

County. The records required to comply with the provisions of these 
plans are compiled by, and maintained in, the Budget Department. 
These records include, among others, an official roster of each officer and 
employee in the service of Suffolk County, their classification title, rate 
of pay, a record of each change of their status, and such other relevant 
information as the Budget Commissioner deems advisable for the main- 
tenance of a proper record of the personnel of Suffolk County. 

In addition to the records of the County personnel, there is also com- 
piled and maintained in the Budget Department a similar record of the 
personnel of the City of Boston. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 901-910 City Hall Annex, ninth floor. 

Harry J. Keefe, Building Commissioner. Term ends in 1954. 

Thomas L. Flynn, Deputy Building Commissioner. 

Frank J. Coughlin, Clerk of Department. 

Dennis J. Keohane, Supervisor of Construction. 

John L. Riley, Supervisor of Construction. 

James P. Collins, Chief, Zoning Division. 

Daniel F. Lamphier, Chief, Egress Division. 

Edward Lamphier, Chief, Elevator Division. 

Joseph P. Kelley, Acting Supervisor of Plumbing. 

James H. Foley, Supervisor of Gas Fitting. 

Edward P. Lang, Fire Protection Engineer. 

The duty of the Building Commissioner, under the provisions of 
Chapter 479 of the Acts of 1938, as amended (the Building Code), is to 
inspect all buildings and structures in the City of Boston except bridges, 
quays or wharves, buildings owned and occupied by the United States 
or the Commonwealth, railroad stations and structures used primarily for 
railway purposes, voting booths, tanks of certain specified capacities, 
tunnels constructed and maintained by the public authority, tents cover- 
ing an area of less than one hundred square feet, fences less than six feet 
in height, signs or billboards upon the ground and signs less than one 
square foot in area, and flagpoles less than twenty feet in length. 

The Code authorizes the Commissioner to issue permits to erect, 
enlarge, alter, substantially repair, move, demolish or change the occu- 
pancy of any building or structure; or to install, alter, or substantially 
repair plumbing, gas fitting, fire extinguishing apparatus and elevators; 
or to install steam boilers, furnaces, heaters or other heat producing 
apparatus the installation of which is regulated by the Code; or to install 
engines or dynamos. 

The Zoning Act also is administered by the Building Commissioner. 
Under the provisions of this Act the city is divided into use districts, 
defined as Residential, Business, Industrial . and Unrestricted. With 
minor exceptions, no building shall be erected or altered, nor shall any 
building or premises be used, for any purpose other than the use per- 



52 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

mitted in the district in which such building or premises is located. 
(Chapter 488, Acts of 1924, as amended — the Zoning Act.) 

The Commissioner also licenses gas fitters, both master and journeyman; 
registers master and journeyman plumbers; establishes the qualifica- 
tions of welders and licenses operators of elevators. 

In addition, Chapter 143 of the General Laws, in so far as applicable 
to Boston, is administered by the Building Commissioner under delegated 
authority from the State Commissioner of Public Safety. 

The primary purpose of the public safety regulations promulgated 
under this chapter is to establish a minimum code of safety for the entire 
state. Cities and towns may make further exactions in accordance with 
local building ordinances and not inconsistent with law, but in no case may 
the provisions of state law be avoided or minimized. 

The law falls with particular force on all places of assembly — 
restaurants, taverns, dance halls, meeting halls and all places of similar 
occupancy in which fifty or more persons may be accommodated. Lodg- 
ing houses and apartment houses in which there are eight or more rooms 
above the second floor, or in which ten or more persons are accommodated 
above the second floor come also within the provisions of this Act. All 
such buildings must be certified by the Building Commissioner as to com- 
pliance with these particular regulations in addition to the Boston Code 
requirements. 

BOARD OF EXAMINERS. 

Office, 909 City Hall Annex, ninth floor. 
[Stat. 1912, Chap. 713; Ord. 1912, Chap. 9; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 8; 
Ord. 1920, Chap. 10; Ord. 1925, Chap. 5; Stat. 1938, Chap. 479, 
as amended by Ord. 1943.] 

OFFICIALS. 

John Gtjarino, Chairman. 

Mary D. McMackin, Permanent Secretary. 

THE BOARD. 

Falk Nathan. Term ends in 1953. 

John Guarino. Term ends in 1954. 

George R. McNeil. Term ends in 1955. 
The Board of Examiners, as an adjunct of the Building Department, 
was established in 1912. It consists of three members appointed by the 
Mayor, the duty of said members being to act upon the qualifications of 
persons desiring to be registered as construction superintendents in the 
City of Boston. Under the law the personnel of the Board includes an 
architect or engineer, a contractor, and a lawyer. Compensation for 
service by said members is established at ten dollars a day, the salary 
of the chairman not to exceed twelve hundred dollars, that of each of 
the other members, one thousand dollars. 

Applicants qualifying for registration pay an initial fee of five dollars, 
two dollars for annual renewal. 



CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT. 53 

BOARD OF APPEAL. 

Office, 907 City Hall Annex, ninth floor. 
(Stat. 1938, Chap. 479, § 117, as amended by City Ordinance of 1943, 
§ 42 (Building Code); Stat. 1924, Chap. 488, § 19, as amended by 
Stat. 1941, Chap. 373, § 18 (Zoning Law); Stat. 1948, Chap. 165.] 

OFFICIALS. 

William H. Ellis, Chairman. 
James A. McElaney, Secretary. 

THE BOARD. 

William H. Ellis. Term ends in 1953. 

Patrick J. Desmond. Term ends in 1954. 

George W. Judkins. Term ends in 1955. 

Merton P. Ellis. Term ends in 1956. 

James A. McElaney. Term ends in 1957. 
The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor in the 
following manner: One member from two candidates, one to be nominated 
by the Boston Real Estate Board and one by the Massachusetts Real 
Estate Association; one member from two candidates, one nominated by 
the Boston Society of Architects and one by the Boston Society of Civil 
Engineers; one member from three candidates, one to be nominated by 
the Master Builders' Association, one by the Building Trades Employers' 
Association and one by the Building Contractors' Association of Massa- 
chusetts, Inc.; one member from two candidates nominated by the Build- 
ing Trades Council of Boston and vicinity; and one member selected 
by the Mayor. The term of office is five years. Each member is paid 
$20 per diem for actual service, but not more than $1,500 in any one year 
under each Act. 

Any applicant for a permit from the Building Commissioner whose 
application has been refused in re building law or in re zoning law may 
appeal therefrom within ninety days, and a person who has been ordered 
to incur expense may within thirty days after receiving such order (or 
in the case of its being a hazardous condition in the opinion of the Building 
Commissioner within ten days) appeal to the Board of Appeal by giving 
notice in writing to the Commissioner. All cases of appeal are settled 
by the Board after a hearing, and a decision rendered on same open for 
public inspection. 



CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 31 City Hall, second floor. 
{Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 30; Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, § 2; Rev. Ord. 1898, 
Chap. 11; G. L., Chap. 41, §§ 12-19; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 8; Stat. 
1909, Chap. 486, § 22; Rev. Ord. 1947, Chap. 10; Stat. 1951, Chap. 
376, § 17B.] 

Walter J. Malloy, City Clerk. 

Joseph M. Dunlea, Assistant City Clerk. 



54 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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, and other instruments, issues licenses 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, respectively, Clerk and 
Assistant Clerk 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, 43 City Hall, third floor. 
[Stat. 1913, Chap. 494; Ord. 1913, Chap. 6; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 12; 
Ord. 1915, Chap. 2; Ord. 1923, Chap. 5; Rev. Ord. 1925, Chap. 12; 
Ord. 1940, Chap. 2.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Thomas F. McDonough, Chairman. 
Joseph A. Mitchell, Vice-Chairman. 
Thomas E. McCormick, Executive Director. 
Mary T. Downey, Secretary. 

THE BOARD. 

Thomas F. McGovern. Term ends in 1953. 

Thomas F. McDonough. Term ends in 1953. 

Elisabeth M. Herlihy. Term ends in 1954. 

Francis X. Lane. Term ends in 1954. 

Thomas J. Turley. Term ends in 1955. 

Samuel G. Fish. Term ends in 1956. 

Mrs. Louise Raia. Term ends in 1956. 

Joseph A. Mitchell. Term ends in 1957. 

George F. Oakes. Term ends in 1957. 
Chapter 41 of the General Laws, Sections 70, 71 and 72, provides that 
every city and every town in the state having a population of more than 
10,000 shall, and towns having a population of less than 10,000 may, 
create a planning board which shall make careful studies of the resources, 
possibilities and needs of the town, particularly with respect to conditions 
injurious to the public health or otherwise in and about rented dwellings, 
and make plans for the development of the municipality, with special 
reference to proper housing of its inhabitants. 

In January, 1914, an ordinance was passed by the Boston City Council 
establishing "The City Planning Board" consisting of five members, one 
of whom shall be a woman, for a term of five years, all to serve without 
compensation. 



CIVIL DEFENSE DEPARTMENT. 55 

In April, 1940, an amendment to the above ordinance was passed by 
the City Council enlarging "The City Planning Board" from five to nine 
members, to include at least one engineer, one architect and one land, 
scape architect or city planner and a woman. The members of the Board 
shall serve for terms of five years, without compensation. 



CIVIL DEFENSE DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 14 Somerset Street. 

[Stat. 1950, Chap. 639; Ord. 1950, Chap. 8.] 

Joseph L. Malone, Director. Term ends July 1, 1952. 

The functions of the department are set forth in Chapter 8 of the 
Ordinances of 1950, which is as follows: 

Section 1. Department op Civil Defense. There is hereby 
established a department of civil defense (hereinafter called the "depart- 
ment"). It shall be the function of the department to have charge of 
civil defense as defined in Section 1, Chapter 639, Acts of 1950, and to 
perform civil defense functions as authorized or directed by said chapter 
or by any and all executive orders or general regulations promulgated 
thereunder, and to exercise any authority delegated to it by the governor 
under said Chapter 639. 

Sect. 2. Director op Civil Defense. The department shall be 
under the direction of a director of civil defense (hereinafter called the 
"director"), who shall be appointed as prescribed by law. The director 
shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration, 
and operation of the department subject to the direction and control of 
the appointing authority and shall receive such salary as may be fixed 
from time to time by the appointing authority. The director may, with- 
in the limits of the amount appropriated therefor, appoint such experts, 
clerks, and other assistants as the work of the department may require, 
and may remove them, and may make such expenditures as may be 
necessary to execute effectively the purposes of Chapter 639, Acts of 
1950. The director shall also have authority to appoint district co-ordina- 
tors and may accept and may receive on behalf of the city, services, 
equipment, supplies, materials, or funds by way of gift, grant, or loan 
for purposes of civil defense, offered by the federal government or any 
agency or officer thereof or any person, firm or corporation, subject to 
the terms of the offer and the rules and regulations, if any, of the agency 
making the offer. The director shall cause appropriate records to be kept 
of all matters relating to such gifts, grants, or loans. 

Sect. 3. Civil Defense Advisory Council. There is hereby estab- 
lished a civil defense advisory council (hereinafter called the "council"). 
Said council shall serve without pay and shall consist of the director 
of civil defense, such other department heads and such other persons 
as the authority appointing said director may deem necessary. Such 
member of said council as said appointing authority shall designate shall 



56 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

serve as chairman of said council. Said council shall serve subject to the 
direction and control of the appointing authority and shall advise said 
appointing authority and the director on matters pertaining to civil 
defense. 

Sect. 4. Police Aid to Other Cities and Towns in Event of 
Riots and Other Violence Therein. The police department is hereby 
authorized to go to aid another city or town at the request of said city 
or town in the suppression of riots or other forms of violence therein. 

Sect. 5. Termination of Ordinance. This ordinance shall remain 
in force during the effective period of Chapter 639, Acts of 1950, and 
any act in amendment or continuation thereof or substitution therefor. 

Sect. 6. Definition. All references to Chapter 639, Acts of 1950, 
as now in force shall be applicable to any act or acts in amendment or 
continuation of or substitution for said Chapter 639. 



COLLECTING DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 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.] 

James E. Gildea, City Collector. Term ends in 1954. 

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. Annual reports have been 
published since 1876, also weekly and daily statements. The Collector 
is also County Collector. 

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. 29; 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. 311, 410, 453, 479; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 
39, 136; Stat. 1926, Chap. 105; Ord. 1938; Stat. 1938, Chap. 287; 
Stat. 1939, Chap. 450; Stat. 1941, Chap. 472; Stat. 1945, Chap. 139; 
Stat. 1947, Chaps. 227, 446; Stat. 1948, Chap. 452; Stat. 1949, Chap. 
347; Stat. 1951, Chap. 376.] 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 57 

OFFICIALS. 

Joseph Russo, Chairman. 
Gertrude A. Pfau, Secretary. 

commissioners. 

Perlie Dyar Chase. Term ends in 1953. 

Joseph Russo. Term ends in 1954. 

Gertrude A. Pfau. Term ends in 1955. 

David Lasker. Term ends in 1956. 

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 wards number 362. 

POLICE LISTING BOARD. 

Chapter 287 of the Acts of 1938 provides: "In Boston there shall be a 
listing board composed of the police commissioner of the city and the board 
of election commissioners. In case of disagreement between the members 
of the listing board, the chief justice of the municipal court of the city of 
Boston, or, in case of his disability, the senior justice of said court who is 
not disabled, shall, for the purpose of settling such disagreement, be a 
member of said listing board and shall preside and cast the deciding vote 
in case of a tie." 

The duties of said board are further provided for in Sections 8, 10, 11, 12, 
13, 14, 15, 16 of Chapter 29 of the Acts of 1917; and all other acts in 
amendment and addition thereto. 



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; Stat. 1939, Chap. 237; Ord. 1944, Chap. 
10; Stat. 1945, Chap. 413.] 



58 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Michael T. Kelleher, Fire Commissioner. Term ends in 1954. 

William D. Slattery, Executive Secretary of the Department. 

John V. Stapleton, Chief of Department. 

Dennis J. Coughlin, Deputy Chief. 

James J. Kane, Deputy Chief. 

Edward N. Montgomery, Deputy Chief. 

Coleman G. Clougherty, Deputy Chief. 

Patrick E. Collins, Deputy Chief. 

John J. Crehan, Deputy Chief. 

Walter E. Crouch, Deputy Chief. 

William A. Donovan, Deputy Chief. 

Leo C. Driscoll, Deputy Chief. 

Henry S. Franz, Deputy Chief. 

Edward J. Gaughan, Deputy Chief. 

James J. Harrington, Deputy Chief. 

John F. Howard, Deputy Chief. 

John F. Pettit, Deputy Chief. 

John J. Ryan, Deputy Chief. 

Franklin B. Sanborn, Deputy Chief. 

William A. Terrenzi, Deputy Chief. 

Albert L. O'Banion, Superintendent, Fire Alarm Branch. 

Bernard B. Whelan, Superintendent, Electrical Inspection Division. 

John A. Martin, Superintendent, Maintenance Division. 

The Boston Fire Department was organized in 1837. It is in charge 
of 1 Commissioner, 1 Executive Secretary, 1 Chief of Department, 17 
Deputy Chiefs, 51 District Chiefs, 3 Chaplains, 1 Superintendent of Fire 
Alarm, 1 Superintendent of Maintenance, 1 Medical Examiner, 1 Engineer 
of Motor Vehicles, 98 Captains, 255 Lieutenants, 1,794 Engineers, Ap- 
paratus Operators, Masters, Aides, Hosemen, Laddermen, 39 Clerks, 
30 Fire Alarm Operators, and 132 Mechanics, Painters, Linemen, Re- 
pairers, Electricians, Workmen, and other employees. 

Total officers, engineers, privates and employees (including Electrical 
Inspection Division), 2,453, of whom 19 are serving in the armed forces of 
the United States. 

There are 54 fire stations, a fire alarm branch with 71 employees, oper- 
ating 1,862 signal boxes, and repair shops with 132 employees. Annual 
reports have been published since 1838. 

Yearly salaries of deputy chiefs, $6,300; district chiefs, $6,000; captains, 
$4,980; lieutenants, $4,440; apparatus operators, $3,900; first-year pri- 
vates, $3,500, with annual increase of $100 and $200, until the maximum of 
$3,800 is reached. 

In 1919 the Wire Department became the Wire Division of the Fire 
Department. On May 2, 1944, it became the Electrical Inspection 
Division. It was established in 1894 for the purpose of supervising and 
inspecting all electrical wires, cables and conductors, and substituting 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 59 

underground for overhead transmission. The Electrical Inspection 
Division is in charge of 1 Superintendent, 1 Chief Clerk, 9 Clerks, 1 Chief 
Inspector, 1 Chief Interior Inspector, 25 Inspectors, 1 Chauffeur. A total 
of 38 employees (included in above 2,453). 

Boston Firemen's Relief Fund. 
By Chapter 308, Acts of 1909, amended by Chapter 134, Acts of 1911, 
and Chapter 186, Acts of 1949, the Fire Commissioner and 12 members 
of the Fire Department, to be elected annually by all the members, are 
constituted a corporate body for the purpose of holding and administering 
the Firemen's Relief Fund. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 
Main Office, Public Health Building, Haymarket Square. 
[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. 
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, 4; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 
163; Stat. 1920, Chap. 100; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 94, 111; Stat. 1922, 
Chap. 61; Ord. 1926, Chap. 3; Ord. 1931, Chap. 2; Ord. 1950, Chap. 4.] 

OFFICIALS. 

John H. Cauley, M. D., M. P. H., Health Commissioner. 
Charles F. Wilinsky, M. D., Assistant Health Commissioner. 
Joseph A. Cahalan, Secretary. 

directors. 
Frederick J. Bailey, M. D., Director, Division of Communicable Diseases. 
*John H. Cauley, M. D., M. P. H., Director, Division of Tuberculosis. 
Daniel F. Ego, Director, Section of General Services. 
John T. Foley, M. D., Director, Section of Medical Services. 

OTHER SUPERVISING OFFICERS. 

Catharine Atwood, Bacteriologist-in-Charge of Laboratory Division. 

Francis L. Donovan, Chief Inspector, Division of Housing and Sanitation. 

Marie Fortunati, M. P. H., Director, Health Education. 

IFrancis L. Gens, Milk Inspector. 

William H. Griffin, D. M. D., Dental Director. 

William J. Kane, Chief, Division of Vital Statistics. 

John F. Linehan, Inspector in Charge, Food Division. 

Henry Mazer, Chemist and Sanitary Biologist. 

Hazel Wedgewood, R. N., Director, Public Health Nurses. 

*On leave of absence, while serving as Health Commissioner. 
tTemporary. 



60 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The first Board of Health in Boston was established in 1799, under the 
special statute of February 13, 1799. It was abolished by the first 
City Charter and from 1822 to 1873 its functions were exercised through 
the City Council. The last Board of Health was established 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 quarantine 
service should pass from the control of the Health Department when the 
property was leased to the United States, in effect June 1, 1915. 

On March 31, 1927, an ordinance was enacted abolishing the Boston 
Sanatorium Department and placing the Tuberculosis Hospital at Matta- 
pan under the jurisdiction of the Trustees of the Boston City Hospital; 
all other powers and duties, as well as the Out-Patient Department, were 
transferred to the Health Commissioner by Chap. 1 of the Ordinances 
•of 1927, as amended February 16, 1931. 



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT. 

Office at the Boston City Hospital, 818 Harrison Avenue. 
.[Stat. 1858, Chap. 113; Stat. 1880, Chap. 174; Stat. 1885, Chap. 266, 
§ 1; Stat. 1889, Chap. 336; Stat. 1890, Chap. 418; Stat. 1893, 
Chap. 91; Stat. 1901, Chap. 518; Stat. 1906, Chap. 189; Stat. 1907, 
Chap. 248; Stat. 1908, Chap. 225; Stat. 1908, Chap. 627; Stat. 1909, 
Chap. 486; Stat. 1911, Chap. 167; Spec. Stat. 1915, Chap. 34; Spec. 
Stat. 1915, Chap. 190; Stat. 1921, Chap. 86; Stat. 1922, Chap. 521, 
§ 18; Stat. 1924, Chap. 70; Stat. 1924, Chap. 352; Ord. 1927, Chap. 
1; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 20; Stat. 1928, Chap. 237; Stat. 1930, 
Chap. 167; Stat. 1931, Chap. 40; Stat. 1932, Chap. 215; Rev. Ord. 
1947, Chap. 18.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Richard J. Condon, President. 
Thomas J. Giblin, D.M.D., Secretary. 

TRUSTEES.* 

Harry B. Braude. Term ends in 1953. 

Thomas J. Giblin, D.M.D. Term ends in 1954. 

Richard J. Condon. Term ends in 1955. 

Stuart C. Rand. Term ends in 1956. 

Henry E. Foley. Term ends in 1957. 

The Boston City Hospital was opened on June 1, 1864. Besides the 
"Main Hospital, the Trustees have charge of the South Department for 
contagious diseases, the Sanatorium Division at 249 River Street, Matta- 
,pan (for tuberculosis patients), and East Boston Relief Station. 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT. 61 

Relief Stations were closed to patients on March 15, 1938; East Boston 
Relief Station was reopened on a twenty-four hour basis on October 15, 
1945. 

The Convalescent Home in Dorchester was closed in March, 1932. 

The Trustees are incorporated and authorized to receive and hold 
real and personal estate bequeathed or devised to said hospital corporation 
to an amount not exceeding $10,000,000. 

HOSPITAL OFFICERS. 

James W. Manaet, M.D. — Superintendent and Medical Director. Resi- 
dence and office at the Hospital. 

James F. Collins, M.D. — Associate Superintendent and Associate 
Medical Director. 

Charles H. Pelton, M.D. — Assistant Superintendent. 

SOUTH DEPARTMENT. 

Medical Director. — James W. Manary, M.D. 
Associate Medical Director. — James F. Collins, M.D. 
Acting Physician-in-Chief. — Martin J. English, M.D. 
Executives. — Morris Prizer, M.D.; Henning Poulsen, M.D. 

SANATORIUM DIVISION. 

Assistant Superintendent. — Mary Moore Beatty, M.D. 

RESIDENT MEDICAL STAFF. 

Executive Assistant and Chief Resident Physician. — David S. Sherman, 

M.D. 
Resident Medical Officer, First Assistant. — Benson Charif, M.D. 
Resident Medical Officer, Second Assistant. — Bernard Tolnick, M.D. 
Resident Medical Officer, Third Assistant. — Joseph Sorenson, M.D. 
Resident Surgeon. — Arman Kyllonen, M.D. 
Assistant Resident Surgeon. — Charles Beskin, M.D. 
Assistant Resident Surgeon. — Walter Gryce, M.D. 



INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 1109 City Hall Annex. 
[Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 222; Ord. 1920, Chap. 7; Stat. 1922, Chap. 231; 
Ord. 1924, Chaps. 9, 10.] 
John R. McGillivray, Commissioner. Term ends in 1954. 
Veronica C. Nagle, Deputy Commissioner. 
The department has charge of the Long Island Hospital, the Child 
Welfare and the Registration Divisions. 

The Long Island Hospital furnishes full support to poor persons having 
a legal settlement in Boston, also hospital care and treatment for those 
afflicted with chronic illness. January 1, 1952, there were 1,030 in the 
care of the institution, of whom 535 were in the hospital. The department 
controls about 215 acres and buildings on Long Island and Long Island 
Viaduct connecting Long Island with Moon Island valued at about 
$9,524,572. 



62 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The Child Welfare Division, 1110 City Hall Annex, has charge of de- 
pendent children and those committed through the Court as neglected. 
They are placed under careful supervision in foster homes within the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. January 1, 1952, the division had 
1,258 children in its care, was using 25 different institutions for medical 
care or special training, and 531 foster homes. 

The Registration Division, Room 5, City Hall, receives and investigates 
applications for care of dependents, determines legal settlements, and 
supervises the commitment of the insane. 

The department has under its control Rainsford Island, comprising 
about 11 acres. 

LAW DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 11 Beacon Street. 
[Ord. 1904, Chap. 23; Rev. Ord. 1947, Chap. 20.] 
William L. Baxter, Corporation Counsel. 
Michael F. Hourihan, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Max H. Tobin, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Joseph Graglia, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Herbert Fenderson, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Samuel Bonaccorso, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
J. Edward Keefe, Jr., Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Paul A. Carbone, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
William A. McDermott, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Patrick J. O'Connell, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Hector F. Cicchetti, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Alexander J. Gillis, Assistant Corporation Counsel* 
Joseph S. Mitchell, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Edward B. Steele, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Florence M. Eisenhauer, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Earl W. Franklin, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
George Mahoney, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Eugene F. Murphy, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
William D. Quigley, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Norman S. Weinberg, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Thomas F. Hanley, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Robert S. Nolan, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Robert J. Owens, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Ashelen P. Senopoulos, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Laurence S. Wolk, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Arthur G. Coffey, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Stephen Davenport, Assistant Corporation Counsel* 
Hyman J. Harris, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Robert J. DeGiacomo, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Daniel W. Carney, Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

* In Military Service. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 63 

Thomas L. McCormack, Workmen's Compensation Agent. 
George H. Schwartz, M.D., Workmen's Compensation Medical Di- 
rector. 

William H. Kerr, Chief Legal Assistant. 
Margaret G. O'Neill, Head Administrative Clerk. 



The office of "Attorney and Solicitor" was established in 1827; the 
office of City Solicitor in 1846 and that of Corporation Counsel in 1881- 
The office of City Solicitor was abolished and the department placed under 
the sole charge of the Corporation Counsel in 1904. 

The Law Department consists of a Corporation Counsel, thirty assistant 
corporation counsel (two in military service), a workmen's compensation 
agent and workmen's compensation medical director, and forty-six other 
employees including the staff of the Investigating, Tax Title, Collection 
and Workmen's Compensation divisions of the Law Department. 

The Law Department has general charge of the legal work of the city* 
represents the city in all litigation to which it is a party, prosecutes certain 
criminal proceedings, does the conveyancing work for the various mu- 
nicipal departments, performs the legal work incidental to tax title fore- 
closures, prepares and approves all municipal contracts and bonds, fur- 
nishes legal opinions to the Mayor and the City Council and to the various 
department heads and city officials, including the School Committee, 
on matters relating to the discharge of their official duties, prepares peti- 
tions for and drafts of legislation in which the city has an interest and 
appears and represents the city before the various committees of the 
legislature, and before other boards, commissions and administrative 
agencies, including the Interstate Commerce Commission, Civil Aero- 
nautics Board and other federal agencies, the Appellate Tax Board, 
Industrial Accident Board, and the Department of Public Utilities. 



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; Spec. 
Stat. 1931, Chap. 50.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Lee M. Friedman, President. 
Robert H. Lord, Vice President. 
Milton E. Lord, Director, and Librarian. 
Elizabeth B. Brockunier, Clerk. 

TRUSTEES.* 

Frank J. Donahue. Term ends in 1953. 

Lee M. Friedman. Term ends in 1954. 

Frank W. Buxton. Term ends in 1955. 

Patrick F. McDonald. Term ends in 1956. 

Robert H. Lord. Term ends in 1957. 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



64 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, five in number,, 
are appointed by the Mayor, one each year, for a term of five years. 
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 and to $20,000,000 in 1931. The first 
Trustees were appointed under an ordinance of October 14, 1852. 

The old library building on Boylston street was opened to the public 
in September, 1858, and closed finally in January, 1895. The Central 
Library Building in Copley square, costing $2,756,384, was first opened 
on March 11, 1895. 

The Library is maintained by an annual appropriation made to the 
Trustees by the City Government. 

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

THE LIBRARY SYSTEM. 

The library system consists of the Central Library in Copley square, 
the Kirstein Business Branch in the Edward Kirstein Memorial Library 
Building at 20 City Hall avenue, the School Issue Department at 400 
Shawmut avenue, thirty Branch Libraries, one Reading Room, and two 
Bookmobiles. In addition, through an agreement with Harvard Uni- 
versity, the Baker Library of the Harvard Graduate School of Business 
Administration is a branch of the Boston Public Library. By similar 
arrangement, the Boston Medical Library at 8 Fenway serves as a medicaL 
branch. 
The component parts of the library system are the following: 

General Administrative Offices. 

The Division of Home Reading and Community Services. 

The Division of Reference and Research Services. 

The Division of Business Operations. 

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES. 

The general administrative work of the Library is centered in the* 
Director's Office. It is responsible for the general administration of the 
entire library system as a whole. It cares further for all activities that 
are not handled directly by the Division of Home Reading and Community 
Services, the Division of Reference and Research Services, or the Division 
of Business Operations. 

There is also supervised from the Director's Office the work of such- 
subsidiary offices as the Personnel Office, the Information Office, the 
Office of Records, Files, Statistics, the Exhibits Office, and the general, 
publishing activities of the library. 

THE DIVISION OF HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES. 

The greater part of the circulation of books to borrowers is centered in 
the Branch Libraries and the Bookmobiles. The purely library activities 
of the Branch Libraries and the Bookmobiles are therefore considered as 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 65 

a unit which is designated as the Division of Home Reading and Com- 
munity Services. Within this division there are closed departments and 
public departments. The main grouping of the public departments is that 
of the Branch Libraries and the Bookmobiles, and the Open Shelf Depart- 
ment in the Central Library. In direct relationship with the work of the 
Branch Libraries and the Bookmobiles is the Work with Adults and the 
Work with Children and Young People. 

The closed departments are: 

1. Cataloging and Classification Department. 

2. Book Selection Department. 

3. Central Charging Records. 

4. Branch Issue Department. 

5. School Issue Department. 

These departments are concerned with the selection of library materials 
and with the preparation of these materials for use by the public. 

The public departments are the Open Shelf Department and the Young 
People's Room in the Central Library, the Bookmobiles, the 30 Branch 
Libraries, and 1 Reading Room distributed throughout the city as follows: 

City Proper: 

North End, 3A North Bennet street. 

South End, 65 West Brookline street. 

Tyler Street Reading Room, 120 Tyler street. 

West End, 131 Cambridge street. 

Bookmobile I, Central Library, Copley Square. 

Bookmobile II, Central Library, Copley Square. • 

Brighton: 

Allston, 161 Harvard avenue. 
Brighton, 40 Academy Hill road. 
Faneuil, 419 Faneuil street. 

Charlestown: 

Charlestown, 43 Monument square. 

Dorchester: 
Adams Street, 690 Adams street. 
Codman square, 6 Norfolk street. 
Dorchester, 1 Arcadia street. 
Lower Mills, 1110 Washington street. 
Mattapan, 10 Hazleton street. 
Mount Bowdoin, 275 Washington street. 
Neponset, 182 Neponset avenue. 
Uphams Corner, 500 Columbia road. 

East Boston: 

East Boston, 276 Meridian street. 
Jeffries Point, 222 Webster street. 
Orient Heights, 18 Barnes avenue. 



66 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Hyde Park: 
Hyde Park, 35 Harvard avenue. 
Phillips Brooks, 12 Hamilton street, Readville. 

Jamaica Plain: 

Connolly, 433 Centre street. 
Jamaica Plain, 12 Sedgwick street. 

Roxbury: 

Memorial, 205 Townsend street. 
Mount Pleasant, 12 Vine street. 
Parker Hill, 1497 Tremont street. 

South Boston: 

City Point, 533 East Broadway. 
South Boston, 372 West Broadway. 
Washington Village, 290 Old Colony avenue. 

West Roxbury: 

Roslindale, 4220 Washington street. 
West Roxbury, 1961 Centre street. 



THE DIVISION OF REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SERVICES. 

The more important part of the reference work of the library system 
as a whole is carried on in the Central Library. The purely library activi- 
ties of the Central Library are therefore considered as a unit which is 
designated as the Division of Reference and Research Services. Within 
this division there are closed departments and public departments. 

The closed departments are: 

1. Cataloging and Classification Department. 

2. Book Selection Department. 

These departments are concerned with the selection of library materials 
and with the preparation of those materials for use by the public. 

The public departments are: 

1. General Reference Department (the Main Reading Room). 

2. Periodical and Newspaper Department. 

3. Statistical Department (the Government Documents De- 

partment). 

4. Kirstein Business Branch. 

5. Teachers' Department (the Education Department). 

6. Science and Technology Department. 

7. History Department. 

8. Fine Arts Department. 

9. Music Department. 

10. Social Sciences Department (proposed). 

11. Literature and Languages Department (proposed). 

12. Philosophy — Psychology — Religion Department (proposed). 

13. Maps Department (proposed). 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT. 67 

In addition to the above public departments there is also a Print 
Department and a Rare Book Department. The general nature of all of 
these public departments is indicated by the names which they bear. 

The general book stock is under the supervision of a department known 
as the Book Stack Service. 

THE DIVISION OP BUSINESS OPERATIONS. 

All of those aspects of the Library's activities that are not of a purely 
library nature, and are not provided for otherwise, are considered as a 
unit constituting the Division of Business Operations. 

The departments constituting the division are: 

1. Accounting Department. 

2. Book Preparation Department. 

3. Book Purchasing Department. 

4. Printing Department. 

5. Binding Department. 

6. Shipping Department. 

7. Buildings Department. 

The general nature of the work of these departments is indicated by 
the names which they bear. 

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES. 

In addition to the regular activities of the various departments, the 
Library carries on programs of free lectures and concerts which are given 
in its lecture hall several times each week from October through April each 
year. Exhibits in the Main Lobby, the Treasure Room, and in the Cha- 
vannes, Sargent and Wiggin Galleries in the Central Library Building 
afford opportunities for emphasizing the Library's valuable resources. 
Storytelling in the Young People's Room and in many branch libraries by 
trained storytellers is a part of the Library's program of work with chil- 
dren. Two publications are distributed free throughout the system: 
Books Current, issued four times a year, and B.P.L. News, issued ten times 
a year. For The Boston Public Library Quarterly, issued in January, April, 
July, and October, there is a subscription fee of $2.00 a year, 50 cents a 
single copy. 

STATISTICAL DATA. 

City Appropriation for support of the Library, 1952 . $3,014,115.74 



For the purchase of books .... 
Card holders, January 1, 1952 
Books lent to borrowers, 1951 
Employees, January 1, 1952 — Full-time . 

Part-time, in terms of full-time equivalent 
Number of volumes, January 1, 1952 . 
Trust Funds, approximate value, January 1, 1952 



$217,500.00 

165,066 

3,055,607 

618 

125 

1,924,640 

$4,662,000.00 



HOURS OF SERVICE. 

Central Library: 9 a. m. to 10 p. m., Monday through Friday; 9 a. m. 
to 9 p. m., Saturday; 2 p. m. to 6 p. m., Sunday. June 1 to September 30: 
closed at 9 p. m., weekdays; closed Sunday. 



68 MUNICIPAL EEGISTER. 

Kirstein Business Branch: 9 a. m. to 5:30 p. m., Monday through Friday; 
9 a. m. to 1 p. m., Saturday. June 1 to September 30: closed Saturday. 

Branch Libraries: 9 a. m. to 9 p. m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a. m. 
to 6 p. m., Friday; 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., Saturday. June 1 to September 30: 
9 a. m. to 9 p. m., Monday and Thursday; 9 a. m. to 6 p. m., Tuesday, 
Wednesday, and Friday; 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., Saturday. 

Tyler Street Reading Room: 2 p. m. to 9 p. m., Monday through Thursday; 
2 p. m. to 6 p. m., Friday; 9 a. m. to 6 p. m., Saturday. June 1 to September 
30: 10 a. m. to 8 p. m., Monday and Thursday; 10 a. m. to 5 p. m., Tuesday, 
Wednesday, and Friday; closed Saturday. 

Baker Library: 8:30 a. m. to 11 p. m., Monday through Friday; 8:30 
a. m. to 5 p. m., Saturday; 1 p. m. to 11 p. m., Sunday. June 1 to Septem- 
ber 12: 9 A. m. to 5 p. m., Monday through Friday; closed Saturday and 
Sunday. 

Boston Medical Library: 9 a. m. to 5 p. M., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 
9 a. m. to 9 p. m., Monday and Thursday; 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., Saturday. 
June 1 to September 30: 9 a. m. to 5 p. m., Monday through Friday; 9 
A. m. to 1 p. m., Saturday. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 33 Beacon Street. 
[Stat. 1875, Chap. 185; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 28; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 
24; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 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.] 

COMMISSIONERS. 

Frank R. Kelley, Chairman. Term ends in 1955. 
Joseph Lee.I Term ends in 1953. 

Theodore G. HAFFENREFFER.f Term ends in 1954. 

OFFICIALS. 

Frank R. Kelley, Chairman. 

James A. Walsh, General Superintendent. 

Daniel J. Byrne, Jr., Chief Engineer. 

Arthur J. O'Keefe, Executive Secretary. 

Robert F. Cusick, Acting Director, Recreation Division. 

John E. White, Superintendent, Bath Division. 

William J. O'Brien, Director of Aquarium. 

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 Department. 

A list of the statues was published in the 1932 Municipal Register. 

t Two Commissioners serve without compensation. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 69 

Parks and Parkways with Location, Area and Year Acquired. 
main park system. 

Acres 
Arborway, Prince street to Franklin Park, 1892 . . . 36 . 00 
t Arnold Arboretum and Bussey Park, South, Centre and Walter 

streets, 1882, 1895 223.00 

A Avenue Louis Pasteur, Longwood avenue to the Fenway, 

1922 3.19 

Back Bay Fens, Beacon street to Brookline avenue, 1877 . 116.99 
Boston Common, Tremont to Park street, Beacon, Charles 

and Boylston streets, 1634 $48.40 

Commonwealth avenue, Arlington street to Newton line, 

1894-1905 112.70 

Franklin Park (1833-84) and Zoological Garden, Blue Hill 

avenue, American Legion Highway, Forest Hills street, 

Walnut avenue, Columbus avenue and Seaver street . . 509 . 00 
Olmsted Park, Huntington avenue to Prince street, 1890 . 180.00 
Public Garden, Charles to Arlington and Beacon to Boylston 

streets, 1823 24.25 

Riverway, Brookline avenue to Huntington avenue, 1890 . 40.00 
West Roxbury Parkway, from Walter street, near Arboretum, 

to the Metropolitan District Commission Parkway, 1894, 

including Joyce Kilmer Park, Centre street . . . 75 . 37 

Total Acres, Main Park System ...... 1,368.90 

MARINE park system. 

Castle Island now joined to mainland of Marine Park (land and 

flats), 1890, "care and control" 104.00 

§ Columbia road (southerly side) from Franklin Park to Edward 
Everett square and thence to Columbia road bridge at 
Carson street, including Dorchester Way, 1892, 1899 . , 31.20 

1T Marine Park and Aquarium, Farragut road, City Point (land 

and flats), 1883, including beach 57.61 

IfStrandway at Carson street and Columbus Park, Columbia 
Road railroad bridge to Marine Park (land and flats), 1890- 
1901, including portion of Columbia road at this section . 254.30 

Total Acres, Marine Park System 447.11 

MISCELLANEOUS PARKS. 

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

streets, Roslindale, 1919 0.78 

Berners square, Longwood avenue, Bellevue and Plymouth 
streets, Roxbury, 1901 1.31 

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 

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

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

A Acquired by Ordinance, chap. 7 of 1922. 

§ Much of this area has been turned over to City Public Works 
Department. 

H Much of this area has been turned over to M. D. C. of Common- 
wealth under Chap. 92, Sect. 87, G. L. Final transfer not completed. 



70 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Acres. 

Charlesbank, Charles street, from Cambridge street to Lever- 

ett street, 1883 25.41 

Chestnut Hill Park, Beacon street and Commonwealth avenue, 

Brighton, 1898-1902 33.72 

|Copp's Hill terraces, Commercial and Charter streets, North 

End, 1893 0.60 

*Corbett, William B. Park, between Washington and Clay- 
bourne streets, Dorchester, 1917 0.94 

Cummings Memorial Park, located partially in Woburn and 

Burlington, Mass 234.00 

xDoherty, Ensign, John J., Jr., Bunker Hill and Medford 

streets (6.10), Dewey Beach (4.30), 1891 . . . . 10.40 

Dorchester Park, Dorchester avenue and Richmond street, 1891, 31 .47 

Franklin Field, Blue Hill and Talbot avenues, Dorchester, 1892, 
(playground area 60 acres) 77.00 

Freeport Street (Malloch's) Wharf and grounds, Dorchester (land 

1.15; flats 2.54), 1912 3.69 

ILomasney, Martin Park, Nashua street at Leverett street, 

West End, 1930 2.57 

North End Beach, Commercial and Charter streets (land and 

flats), 1893 6.70 

*Ringer, Stanley A. Park, Allston street and Griggs place, 

Allston, 1916 (playground area 2.32) 12.38 

Rogers Park, Lake and Foster streets, Brighton, 1899 (play- 
ground 6.00 acres) 8 . 20 

Savin Hill Park, Grampian Way, Dorchester, 1909 . . . 8.26 

Statler Park, Columbus avenue, Stuart and Church streets, 1925, . 25 

Town Meeting Park, Pleasant and Pond streets, Dorchester, 

1921 0.22 

World War Memorial Park (formerly Wood Island), East Boston, 
including beach, on eastern water front (land and flats), 1882, 
1891; opposite Neptune road and Prescott street (play- 
ground area 10 acres) . . . . 86.00 

Total Area, Miscellaneous Parks . . . . ■ . . 543 . 90 

Playgrounds, with Location, Area, and Year Acquired. 
Almont Street Playground, Mattapan, 1924 . . . . 17.81 
*Alsen, Carl Henry Playground, Victory road and Park street, 

Dorchester, 1916-1943 11.20 

*Amerena, William Playground, Gove, Geneva, Porter and 

Wellington streets, East Boston, 1926 4.06 

American Legion Playground, Condor and Glendon streets, 
East Boston, 1924 3.38 

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 

% Children's playground. 

x Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 71 

Acres. 
*Barry, William J. Playground, Chelsea street and Mystic 

river, Charlestown, 1897 . 5.72 

Beecher Street Play Area, Jamaica Plain, 1942 (undeveloped), 0.18 
Billings Field, La Grange and Belle vue streets, West Roxbury, 

1896 10.83 

fBoston Common, Charles street side 3 . 50 

Bruce Street, West Roxbury, 1945 0.80 

JBrookside Avenue Playground at Cornwall street, Jamaica 

Plain, 1925 1.32 

JBuckley, Rev. Fr. Playground, WestjThird and Bolton streets, 

South Boston, 1925 0.65 

xByrne, Joseph E. Playground, Everett and Elm streets, Dor- 
chester, 1939 1.16 

Carleton and Canton streets, South End, 1945 . . . . 0.05 

Carroll Pond, Carroll street, WestRoxbury (undeveloped), 1921, 0.47 

Carson street, Dorchester, 1945 0.92 

*Carter, William E. Playground, Columbus avenue at Camden 

street, 1899 5.02 

xCassidy, Walter F. (Chestnut Hill) Playground, Beacon street, 

Brighton, 1898 2.79 

Ceylon Street Playground, Ceylon and Intervale streets, Dor- 
chester, 1923 4.03 

fCharlesbank Playground, Charles street, West End, 1883 . 15.50 
^Charter Street Playground, Charter street and Greenough 

Lane, North End, 1940 0.23 

Cherry Street Playground, South End, 1922 . . . . 0.55 
Chiswick road, Commonwealth avenue, Sidlaw road, Brighton, 

1949 0.60 

fColumbus Park, Strandway, including beach, South Boston, 79.00 
*Connolly, John J. Playground, Marcella and Highland streets, 

Roxbury, 1903 5.10 

*Cronin, James L. Playground, Brent street, near Talbot 

avenue, Dorchester, 1899 2.24 

*}Cutillo, Vincent Playground, Morton and Stillman streets, 

North End, 1917 0.48 

*$DeFilippo, Private John Playground (Snow Hill street), 

North End, 1937 1.13 

*Doherty, John A. Playground, Dorchester and Geneva avenues, 

1897 1.47 

xfDoherty, Ensign John J., Jr., Playground, Bunker Hill and 

Medford streets, Charlestown Heights, 1891 . . . . 6.10 

tDorchester Park, Dorchester avenue and Richmond street, 

1891 5.40 

Draper, Mary Playground, Washington and Stimson streets, 

West Roxbury, 1932 5.76 

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 

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

t Children's playground. 

x Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2. 



72 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Acres. 
*fEmmons, Frederick D. Playground, Rutherford avenue, 

Charlestown, 1912 1.07 

Eustis, William Playground, Norfolk avenue and Proctor 

street, Roxbury, 1909 7.60 

Factory Hill Playground, Town and Sunnyside streets, Hyde 

Park, 1912 5.20 

*Fallon Field, South and Robert streets, Roslindale, 1899 and 

1931 7.57 

JFoster Street Playground, Foster street, place and court, 

North End, 1930 0.10 

Franklin Field, Blue Hill and Talbot avenues, Dorchester, 1892, 60 . 00 

fFranklin Park, 1883-1884 36.00 

Gallagher, Alice E. Memorial Park, Brighton, 1937-1943-1948 16.01 
*Garvey, William H. Playground, Neponset avenue, opposite 

Chickatawbut street, Dorchester, 1896 16.68 

Gibson, Christopher Playground, Dorchester and Geneva 

avenues, 1897 4.34 

Green and Lamartine streets, Jamaica Plain, 1945 . . . 1 . 32 

Hannon, Mary Playground, Howard avenue and Folsom street, 

Dorchester, 1940-1945 1.69 

Harrison avenue, 624-634, South End Play Area (1950) . . 0.12 
Harvard, John Mall, Main street, near City Square, Charles- 
town, 1943 0.85 

Haverhill and Perkins Streets Play Area, Charlestown, 1951 . 0.23 

*Healey, James F. Playground, Washington street and Firth 

road, Roslindale, 1902 9.63 

Hemenway, Mary Playground, Adams and Gustine streets, 

Dorchester, 1919 4.41 

Hill and Cook Streets Play Area, Charlestown, 1942. . . 0.10 

*JHolland, John F. Playground, Mozart and Bolster streets, 

Roxbury, 1917 1.07 

Holy oke Street Play Area, South End, 1951 . . . . 0.04 
Howes, Gertrude Playground, Winthrop, Fairland and More- 
land streets, Roxbury, 1930 1.88 

Jefferson Playground, Heath, Cranford and Floyd streets, Rox- 
bury, 1924 7.32 

xKiley, Richard Playground, Albion street, South End, 1947 . 0.41 

King Street Play Area, Roxbury, 1943 0.32 

Lee, Christopher J. Playground, First street at M street, South 

Boston, 1897 5.20 

|Lee, Joseph Playground, The Fens, Back Bay, 1877 . . 5.00 

tLomasney, Martin M. Park, Nashua street, corner Leverett 

street, 'West End, 1931-1933 2.57 

London and Decatur Streets Play Area, East Boston, 1941 . 0.13 

Maiden street, South End, northerly side (undeveloped), 1941, 0.21 

IMcCarthy, Leo F. Playground, Mead and Ludlow streets, 

Charlestown, 1938 0.28 

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 

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

% Children's playground. 

x Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 73 

Acre3. 
McKay School Play Area, Frankfort, Gove and Cottage 

streets, East Boston, 1942 0.50 

*McConnell Park (formerly Savin Hill Playground), Springdale 
and Denny streets (land and flats), 1899, 1914, including 

beach 60.33 

McKinney Playground, Faneuil street, Brighton, 1930 . . 5.94 
xMcLaughlin, Joseph D. Playground, Parker Hill and Fisher 

avenues, Roxbury, 1912 11.54 

*|McLean, Arthur F. Playground, Saratoga and Bennington 

streets, East Boston, 1917 0.43 

Mission Hill Playground, Tremont and Smith'streets, Roxbury, 

1913-1915-1947 . . . 5.15 

*Murphy, John W. Playground, Carolina avenue, Jamaica 

Plain, 1912 4.17 

Myrtle Street Play Area, West End, 1949 0.17 

{North End Beach and Playground, Commercial street, 1893 . 3.00 
Noyes, John H. L. Playground, Saratoga and Boardman streets, 

East Boston (land and flats), 1909 .... . 8.31 

Oak Square Playground, Brighton, 1947 1 . 48 

fOlmsted Park, Jamaicaway, 1890 3.00 

{Paris Street Playground, East Boston, 1912 . . . . 1.27 
JParkman, Francis Playground, Wachusett street, Forest Hills, 

1924 2.06 

Paul Gore street, Jamaica Plain, 1913 (undeveloped) . . 0.74 

Penniman and Hano streets, Brighton, 1945 . . . . . 94 

JPhillips Street Play Area, West End, 1942 0.13 

JPitts and Hale Streets Play Area, West End, 1942 . . . 0.11 

Poplar Street Play Area, West End, 1950 0.14 

Poplar and Hillside Streets, Roslindale, 1951 . . . . 0.44 

Portsmouth Street Playground, Brighton, 1912 . . . . 4.29 
JPrince Street Playground, North Bennet and Prince streets, 

North End, 1897 0.40 

Readville Playground, Bullard, Milton and Regent streets, 

Hyde Park, 1924 5.03 

Revere, Paul Mall, Hanover and Unity streets, North End, 1925, . 76 
fRinger, Stanley A. Playground, Allston street and Griggs 

place, Brighton, 1916 2.32 

fARipley Playground, Ripley road, near Harvard street, Dor- 
chester, 1913 0.86 

Roberts, Thomas J. Playground, Dunbar avenue, Dorchester, 

1930 10.40 

Rogers Park, Lake and Foster streets, Brighton, 1899-1931 . 6 . 00 
Ronan Park (formerly Mt. Ida), Adams street and Mt. Ida road, 

Dorchester, 1912 . . . 11.65 

Ross, Henry Estate, Forest Hills street, Forest Hills, 1943-1945, 7 . 69 
xRoss, Wesley G. Playground, Westminster street, near Wood 

avenue, 1936 13.03 

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 

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

J Children's playground. 

a Acquired by gift. 

x Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2. 



74 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Acres* 
*Rotch, Lester J. Playground, Albany and Randolph streets, 

South End, 1903 2.80 

Russett street, Bruce street, Weld street, V. F. W. Parkway 

(playground site), 1950 . 6.76 

Rutherford Avenue and Union Streets, Charlestown, 1951 . 0.21 
xRyan, John J. Jr. Playground, Main and Alford streets, 

Charlestown (land and flats), 1891 12.70 

Smith's Pond Playground, Brainard near Cleveland street, 

Hyde Park, 1914 12.91 

*Smith, William F. Playground, Western avenue and North 

Harvard street, Brighton, 1894 . . .... 14.00 

Sorrento, Hooker and Goddard Streets, Brighton, 1951 . . 1 . 00 
*tSullivan, J. M. and J. J. Playground, Fellows and Hunneman 

streets, Roxbury, 1897 0.85 

*JSweeney, Matthew J. Playground, West Fifth street, South 

Boston, 1909 0.47 

Tenean Beach and Playground, Neponset, 1915 . . . 20.01 

Thornton Street, Roxbury — No. 134 (undeveloped), 1941 . 0.06 
Tobin, Margaret and James Play Area, Albion street, South 

End, 1941 0.16 

Troy and Rochester Streets Play Area, South End, 1941 . 0.17 

Truman Highway and Washington Streets, Brighton, 1951 . 1.32 

JTyler Street Playground, South End, 1912 . . . . 0.26 

Union Street Playground, Brighton, 1949 1.31 

Vernon Street, Roxbury, between Cabot and Lamont streets 

(undeveloped), 1941 0.40 

Wall Street Play Area, West End, 1951 0.08 

Wallingford road and Chestnut Hill avenue (playground site), 

1950 10.50 

*Walker, George H. Playground, Norfolk street, opposite Evelyn 

street, Mattapan, 1912 6.21 

xxWalsh, William Gary Playground, Gallivan Boulevard, 

corner Washington street, Dorchester, 1946 .... 7.03 
Washington, East Dedham and Mystic Streets, South End, 

1945 0.32 

Washington and Stimpson streets, West Roxbury, 1938 . . 0.30 
J West Third Street Playground at B street, South Boston, 1909, 0.28 
Winthrop, John Playground, Dacia and Danube streets, Dor- 
chester, 1911 1.57 

t World War Memorial Park, East Boston, 1891 . . . . 10.00 

Wright, George Golf Course, West street, Hyde Park, 1930-1931 158 . 48 

Total area of the 108 Playgrounds and Play Areas (Acres), 837.24 
Area of 14 Playgrounds in Parks (Acres) .... 175.22 
Area of the 105 Separate Playgrounds (Acres) . . . 662.02 

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 
t Playgrounds located in parks, and included in areas of parks. 
j Children's playground. 

x Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2. 
xx Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2. Con- 
gressional medal of honor. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 75 

The first separate playground acquired by the City was the Charlestown 
Playground, purchased in 1891 for $172,923. With that included, 119 
playgrounds (105 separate and 14 located in parks) have been established, 
most of them equipped with first-class shelter and sanitary buildings 
containing lockers, also drinking fountains, shower baths, etc. 

Gymnasia, Beaches, Pools and Public Baths. 

Gymnasia. 

Cabot Street, Roxbury. 
Columbia Road, Dorchester. 
Curtis Hall, Jamaica Plain. 
Hyde Park Municipal Building. 
J. J. Williams Building, South End. 
Lexington Street, Charlestown. 
North Bennet Street, North End. 
Paris Street, East Boston. 
Roslindale Municipal Building. 
South Boston Municipal Building. 
Tyler Street, South End. 
Vine Street, Roxbury. 

Beaches and Swimming Pools. 
Cabot Street Pool, indoor. 
Curtis Hall Pool, indoor. 
Charlestown Pool, outdoor. 
North End Pool, outdoor. 
L Street Beach (3 beaches-men, women, boys). 
L Street Solarium (men, women). 

Public Baths. 

Brighton Municipal Building. 
Broadway, South Boston. 
Cabot Street, Roxbury. 
Columbia Road, Dorchester. 
Curtis Hall, Jamaica Plain. 
Dover Street, South End. 
Hyde Park Municipal Building. 
John J. Williams Bldg., South End. 
Lexington Street, Charlestown. 
North Bennet Street, North End. 
Paris Street, East Boston. 
Roslindale Municipal Building. 
Tyler Street, South End. 
Vine Street, Roxbury. 



76 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Public Grounds, Squares, etc., with Locations and Areas. 

city PROPER. 

Square Feet. 

Blackstone Square, Washington street, between West Brook- 
line and West Newton streets 105,100 

Braddock Park, between Columbus avenue and N. Y., N. H. 

t & H. R. R 3,800 

City. Hall Grounds, School street 7,700 

Columbus Square, Columbus and Warren avenues . . . 2,250 

Concord Square, between Tremont street and Columbus avenue . 5,000 
Copley Square, between Huntington avenue, Boylston and 

Dartmouth streets 28,399 

Fort Hill Square, Oliver and High streets 29,480 

Franklin Square, Washington street, between East Brookline 

and East Newton streets 105,205 

Abraham Lincoln Square (formerly Park Square), Columbus 

avenue, Eliot street and Broadway 2,867 

Massachusetts Avenue Malls, four sections, between Albany 

street and Columbus avenue 106,500 

Rachael Revere Square, North End, 1945 3,509 

Rutland Square, between Tremont street and Columbus avenue, 7,400 

St. Stephen Square, corner St. Stephen and Batavia streets . . 100 

Trinity Triangle, Huntington and St. James avenues, 1885. . 7,841 

Union Park, between Tremont street and Shawmut avenue . 16,000 

Waltham Square, Harrison avenue, opposite Union Park street . 3,000 

Washington, East Dedham, and Mystic Streets, 1945 . . . 13,984 
Worcester Square, between Washington street and Harrison 

avenue ....... 16,000 

Total 464,135 

ROXBURY. 

Bromley Park, Albert to Bickford streets 20,975 

Cedar Square, Cedar street, between Juniper and Thornton streets, 26, 163 
Elm Hill Avenue Tree Reservation, between Seaver and Schuyler 

streets 2,650 

Elm Hill Park, off 550 Warren street 6,920 

*Hanlon, Francis G. Square, junction of Huntington avenue, 

Tremont and Francis streets 1,662 

Harris, Horatio Park, Walnut avenue, Munroe, Townsend and 

Harold streets 110,040 

Heath, General Square, Old Heath, New Heath and Parker 

streets 2,416 

Highland Park, Fort avenue and Beech Glen street . . . 158,421 

Kittredge, Alvah Park, Highland street and Highland avenue . 5,600 

Linwood Park, Centre and Linwood streets 3,625 

Longwood Park, Park and Austin streets ..... 21,000 
Madison Park, Sterling, Marble, Warwick and Westminster 

streets 122,191 

Orchard Park, Chadwick, Orchard Park and Yeoman streets . 104,492 

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 77 

Square Feet. 

Public Ground, corner Blue Hill avenue and Seaver street . 2,500 

Walnut Park, between Washington street and Walnut avenue . 5,736 

Warren Square, Warren, St. James and Regent streets . . 1,380 

Washington Park, Dale and Bainbridge streets .... 396,125 
*Wolf, Herbert J. Square, Crawford, Abbotsford and Harold 

streets 966 

Total 992,862 

BRIGHTON. 

Brighton Square, Chestnut Hill avenue and Academy Hill road . 25,035 
*Cunningham, Edward M. Square, Cambridge, Murdock and 

Sparhawk streets 7,449 

Fern Square, between Franklin and Fern streets .... 1,90U 
Jackson Square, Chestnut Hill avenue, Union and Winship 

streets 4,300 

Oak Square, Washington and Faneuil streets .... 9,796 

Public Ground, Cambridge and Henshaw streets .... 1,434 

Total 49,914 

CHARLESTOWN. 

City Square, junction of Main and Park streets . . . . 8,739 

Essex Square, Essex and Lyndeboro' streets 930 

Hayes Square, Bunker Hill and Vine streets 4,484 

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

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

Total 109,031 

DORCHESTER. 

Algonquin Square, Algonquin and Bradlee streets . . . 1,728 

•Andrew, Henry Square, Adams and Granite streets . . . 2,068 

Centervale Park, Upland avenue and Bourneside street . . 9,740 

*Denton, Gordon E., Square, Magnolia street .... 3,605 

*Donovan, John F., Park, Meeting House Hill ... . 56,200 

Drohan Square, Edison green 10,241 

Eaton Square, Adams and Bowdoin streets 13,280 

Florida Street Reservation, King to Ashmont streets (7 sections) , 24, 193 

*Kane, Francis G., Square, Bowdoin, Winter and Hancock streets, 1,600 

Mt. Bowdoin Green, summit of Mt. Bowdoin .... 25,170 
*01son, Fred C. W., Square, junction of Adams and Codman 

streets ..... 700 

Peabody Square, Ashmont street and Dorchester avenue . . 1,963 

Richardson Square, between Pond and Cottage streets . . 46,035 

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 



78 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Square Feet. 

Monsignor O'Donnell Square, junction of Freeport street and 
Neponset avenue 6,263 

Tremlett Square, Tremlett street, between Hooper and Waldeck 

streets 7,107 

Wellesley Park, Wellesley park 28,971 

Total 238,864 

EAST BOSTON. 

Brophy, Michael J., Park, Webster, Sumner, Lamson and Seaver 

streets 30,000 

Central Square, Meridian and Border streets 40,310 

Maverick Square, Sumner and Maverick streets .... 4,396 

Prescott Square, Trenton, Eagle and Prescott streets . . 12,284 

Putnam Square, Putnam, White and Trenton streets . . . 11,628 

Total 98,618 

HYDE PARK. 

Camp Meigs, Hyde Park avenue, between Irving and Stanley 

streets, Readville . 124,500 

Greenwood Square, junction of Greenwood street and Central 

avenue 220 

*Jones, Lieut. Parker B., Square, Milton avenue and Highland 

street 220 

Webster Square, junction of Webster street and Central avenue . 220 
Williams Square, Williams avenue and Prospect street . . . 700 
Wolcott Square, Hyde Park avenue, Milton and Prescott streets, 220 
*Woodworth, Horace Campbell, Square, Beacon street and Metro- 
politan avenue 220 

Total 126,300 

SOUTH BOSTON. 

Independence Square, Broadway, Second, M and N streets . . 279,218 
Lincoln Square, Emerson, Fourth and M streets .... 9,510 
Thomas Park, Telegraph Hill 190,000 

Total 478,728 

WEST ROXBURY. 

Duffle, Arthur, Square, Clement avenue, West Roxbury . . 2,200 
*Gustav Emmet Square, S. Conway, S. Fairview and Robert 

streets 750 

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

Oak view Terrace, off Centre street 5,287 

Soldiers' Monument Lot, South and Centre streets, Jamaica 

Plain . 5,870 

Total 17,307 

Total area of Public Grounds, etc., 2,550,428 Square Feet, or 
59.07 Acres. 

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 



PARK DEPARTMENT. 79 

RECAPITULATION. 

Parks and Parkways: Acres. 

Main Park System .1,368.90 

Marine Park System 447.11 

Miscellaneous Parks 543.90 

Playgrounds (separate) 837.24 

Public Grounds, Squares, etc 59.07 

Grand total (acres) 3,256.22 

Since the City's park development began, in 1877, the total expenditure 
to the close of 1951, for parks, parkways and playgrounds (exclusive of 
the annual maintenance appropriation) has been $35,128,801.07 or 
$11,483,975.55 for the land and $23,644,825.52 for construction. 

CEMETERY DIVISION. 

The burying grounds, cemeteries and tombs which are owned by and in 
charge of the City of Boston are as follows, with a total area of about 
7,000,000 square feet: 

Bennington Street, East Boston 

Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill street, Charlestown 

Central, Boston Common, City 

Copp's Hill, Hull street, City 

Dorchester North, TJphams Corner, Dorchester . 

Dorchester South, Dorchester avenue, near Gallivan 
Boulevard, Dorchester 

Eliot, Eustis street, Roxbury ...... 

Evergreen, Commonwealth avenue, near Wade street, 
Brighton ......... 

Fairview, Fairview avenue, Hyde Park, about 50 acres 

■Granary, Tremont street, City 

Hawes, Emerson street, South Boston .... 

King's Chapel, Tremont street, City .... 

Market Street, Brighton 

Mount Hope, Walk Hill, Paine and Canterbury streets, 
125 acres and 14,330 square feet . . . . . 

Phipps Street, Charlestown 

South End South, Washington street, near East New- 
ton street, City 

Union, East Fifth street, South Boston 

Walter Street, West Roxbury 

Westerly, Centre street, West Roxbury 



Square 
Feet. 

157,500 

48,202 
60,693 
89,015 

142,587 


Estab- 
lished. 

1838 
1807 
1756 
1659 
1633 


95,462 
34,830 


1814 
1630 


604,520 


1848 




1892 


82,063 
11,232 
19,344 
18,072 


1660 
1816 
1630 
1764 


76,740 


1851 
1630 


64,670 

5,470 

35,100 

39,450 


1810 
1841 
1711 
1683 



80 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

City Tombs. 
Twenty-five in the South Ground; six in Phipps Street Ground, Charles- 
town; one tomb for infants in South Ground; one tomb for infants and 
one for adults in Copp's Hill Ground; one for adults and one for infants 
in the Granary Ground; one for infants in King's Chapel Ground; one for 
infants in the Central Ground; two receiving tombs in East Boston; 
one receiving tomb in Dorchester North; one receiving tomb in Dor- 
chester South; one receiving tomb in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton; 
one receiving tomb in Mount Hope Cemetery, and one receiving tomb in 
Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park. 



PENAL INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 803 City Hall Annex. 

[Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, § 14; Stat. 1896, Chap. 536, § 9; Stat. 1897, Chap. 

595, § 5; Ord. 1924, Chap. 9.] 

Edward L. Friel, Commissioner. Term ends April 30, 1954. 

The Penal Institutions Commissioner is the executive and administrative 
head of the Penal Institutions Department, and he is also charged with 
paroling power from Charles Street Jail and Suffolk County House of 
Correction. 

HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 
Robert F. Mackie, Master. 
This institution dates from 1895, and now includes land and buildings 
valued at $2,378,600; land appraised at $605,900, and buildings at 
$1,772,700. 



PRINTING DEPARTMENT. 
Office and Printing Plant, 174 North street. 
[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 31; Ord. 1911, Chap. 2; Ord. 1914, Chap. 6; Rev. 
Ord. 1914, Chap. 26; Ord. 1920, Chap. 9; Rev. Ord. 1925, Chap. 24; 
Ord. 1952, Chap. 3.] 

John J. Twomey, Superintendent of Printing. Term ending 1956. 

The printing plant was established March, 1897, for the express purpose 
of executing the printing required by all city and county departments. 
It was originally operated partly from an appropriation and partly from 
revenue. Since 1910, it has been entirely self-supporting and no appro- 
priation of any kind has been made. The entire expense of maintenance, 
including pay roll, has been met from revenue. 

The plant is located at the corner of North and Richmond streets in a 
city-owned building for the exclusive use of the department. It is organ- 
ized and equipped especially for the city's printing requirements and 
consists of modern type-setting machinery, presses and accessories. The 
building and plant is appraised at approximately $600,000. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 81 

Chapter 24, Section 1, of the Revised Ordinances provides that the 
Superintendent of Printing "shall have charge of the printing plant and of 
all the printing of the city, shall supply all printing and binding used by 
any board, commission or department for which the City of Boston is re- 
quired by law to furnish such supplies, and shall, wherever practicable, 
standardize all such printing and binding." 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 1005 City Hall Annex, tenth floor. 
[Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, §22; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 32; Stat. 1913, 
Chap. 263; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 27; Ord. 1921, Chap. 1; Ord. 
1935, Chap. 3; Stat. 1938, Chap. 358; Stat. 1943, Chap. 78.] 
George P. Donovan, Superintendent of Public Buildings. Term ends 

April 30, 1954. 
Thomas F. Kennedy, Deputy Superintendent. 
Thomas A. Callahan, Chief Clerk. 

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

A list of the city buildings in charge of this department was published 
in the Municipal Register for 1932. 

By Act of the Legislature of 1943, adopted by the City Council and 
approved by the Mayor, the Market Department, as such, was abolished 
and placed under the jurisdiction of the Public Buildings Department. 
The Superintendent of Markets was placed under provisions of Civil 
Service. 

FLAG DAYS. 

By order of the City Council the national colors are displayed upon the 
public buildings and grounds on the following days: 
January 17, Franklin's Birthday. 
February 12, Lincoln's Birthday. 
February 22, Washington's Birthday. 
March 17, Evacuation Day. 
April 19, Patriots' Day. 
April 27, Grant's Birthday. 
May 30, Memorial Day. 

June 14, Anniversary of Adoption of National Colors. 
June 17, Bunker Hill Day. 
July 4, Independence Day. 
September, first Monday, Labor Day. 
September 17, Anniversary of Founding of Boston. 
October 12, Columbus Day. 
November 11, Armistice Day. 



82 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

MARKET DIVISION. 

Office in Rotunda of Faneuil Hall Market. 
[Rev. Ord. 1898 (now Rev. Ord. 1914), Chap. 1, § 4, tenth to twelfth; Rev. 
Ord. 1914, Chap. 22; Chap. 40, §§ 29-34; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, 
§26; Ord. 1923, Chap. 6; Stat. 1943, Chap. 78.] 

William J. Galvin, Director of Markets. 

Edward J. McCormack, Deputy Director of Markets. 

Faneuil Hall Market, proposed by Mayor Quincy and completed during 
his 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 Markets. 

Chapter 25 Revised Ordinances 1947, Section 9, as amended. 

The Superintendent of Public Buildings shall lease from time to time, 
by instruments approved as to form by the Corporation Counsel and 
approved in writing by the Mayor, the stalls, cellars and second floor 
in Faneuil Hall for terms of three years and at expiration for further 
terms of three years, at the rents established by the city council, and 
upon such other terms and conditions as may be approved by the 
Corporation Counsel and the Mayor. 

The Director of Markets may assign stands within their limits. The 
market police are appointed by the Police Commissioner and are under his 
control. 



PUBLIC WELFARE DEPARTMENT. 

OVERSEERS OP THE PUBLIC WELFARE. 

Administration 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; Rev. Ord. 1925, Chap. 26; Stat. 
1930, Chap. 402; Stat. 1936, Chaps. 413, 436.] 

OFFICIALS, 

Henry E. Foley, Chairman. 
Mrs. Ida M. Kahn, Vice-Chairman. 
William G. O'Hare, Secretary. 
Joseph E. Scanlon, Treasurer. 

OVERSEERS.* 

Terms expire April 30, 1955. 
Ida M. Kahn. Beulah S. Hester. 

Arthur J. Kelly. 

* The Overseers serve without compensation. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 83 

Terms expire April 30, 1953. 
Henry E. Foley. Harry P. Grages. 

John J. Connelly. Katharine E. Driscoll. 

Terms expire April 30, 1954. 
Irving Green. Joseph E. Scanlon. 

Nicholas Scaramella. Joseph Stefani. 

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," con- 
sisting 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 issues annual reports. In 1921 the name was changed to Over- 
seers of the Public Welfare. 

The Overseers of the Public Welfare are also incorporated as a Board 
of Trustees of John Boylston's and other charitable funds. The total 
amount of the 18 permanent charity funds in the custody of the Over- 
seers on December 31, 1951, was $817,327.97, the annual income from 
which ($27,611.22 in 1951) is distributed in accordance with the terms of 
the donations. 

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, and the Temporary Home on Chardon street for temporarily 
destitute women and children, opened in 1870. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 

General Offices, entire fifth, sixth and seventh floors, City Hall Annex. 
Commissioner's Office, 509 City Hall Annex. 

{Ord. 1910, Chaps. 9, 11, 12; Ord. 1911, Chaps. 1, 8, 10; Rev. Ord. 1914, 
Chap. 28; Ord. 1916, Chaps. 3, 4; Ord. 1917, Chap. 2; Ord. 1921, 
Chap. 3; Ord. 1922, Chaps. 2, 10; Rev. Ord. 1925, Chap. 27; Ord. 
1929, Chap. 16; Ord. 1930, Chaps. 3, 6; Ord. 1938, Chap. 1; Ord. 
1941, Chap. 6; Ord. 1945, Chaps. 2, 3; Ord. 1946, Chaps. 10, 12; 
Rev. Ord. 1947, Chap. 27; Ord. 1949, Chap. 6; Ord. 1950, Chap. 3; 
Ord. 1951, Chap. 4; Ord. 1951, Chap. 6.] 

George G. Hyland, Commissioner. Term ends in 1954. 
John J. Connelly, Executive Secretary. 

The Public Works Department was established on February 1, 1911, 
when the Street, Water, and Engineering Departments were combined 
under a single executive head, the Commissioner of Public Works. Under 
the City Ordinances the Commissioner has authority to create such di- 
visions of the department as he considers necessary. The department 
as at present organized is composed of the Bridge and Highway, Auto- 
motive, Sewer, Sanitary, and Water Divisions, each in charge of a Division 
Engineer. 



84 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

The new Automotive Division was established on February 8, 1950, 
in accordance with the provisions of Section 33 of Chapter 27 of the 
Revised Ordinances of 1947. The Bridge and Highway Division is also 
a new division. The old Bridge and Ferry Division and the old Highway 
Division were merged into a single division, effective 12.01 a.m., Monday, 
May 15, 1950. 

The Commissioner of Public Works must be a civil engineer of recog- 
nized standing in his profession. He is in charge of the construction 
and maintenance of all streets, sidewalks, and sewers; granting of per- 
mits to open, occupy, obstruct, and use portions of the streets and side- 
walks; street lighting, both gas and electric; installation, maintenance) 
and operation of all fixtures and appliances held by the City for its water 
supply; cleaning, and flushing of streets, as well as snow removal from 
streets; collection and removal of ashes, garbage, and refuse; installation 
and maintenance of street signs, and assignment of street numbers for 
buildings and houses; construction, maintenance, and operation of City- 
owned bridges used as highways; and maintenance and operation of 
the Sumner Vehicular Tunnel under Boston Harbor and of the ferries 
connecting the City Proper and East Boston. 

AUTOMOTIVE DIVISION. 

Office, 280 Highland Street, Roxbury. 
J. Leo McGrath, Division Engineer. 

The Division Engineer is responsible for the care, control and mainte- 
nance of all department-owned motor vehicles, and for the operation and 
maintenance of four garages, and related property and eight pumps for 
dispensing gasoline for department use. 

A Mobile Patrol, organized for the protection of department property 
in all sections of the city, is also under the jurisdiction of the Division 
Engineer. 

The department's fleet of 466 units of automotive equipment, under 
the supervision of this division, consists of 268 trucks of various sizes; 
14 snow fighters, 3 snow loaders, 26 street sweepers, 6 street flushers, 12 
gasoline road rollers, 13 bucket loaders, 13 compressors, 5 catch-basin 
cleaners, 55 sedans and other vehicles used for transportation purposes, 
16 truck-mounted Sanders utilized in the winter season, and other 
miscellaneous equipment, 412 of these units are registered under the motor 
vehicle law of the Commonwealth. 

BRIDGE AND HIGHWAY DIVISION. 

Offices, 501 and 601 City Hall Annex. 

John deMeulenaer, Division Engineer. 

Ruthford J. Kelley, Assistant Division Engineer, Highway Section. 

John J. McCall, Assistant Division Engineer, Bridge Section. 
The Division Engineer has charge of the design, construction, operation 
and maintenance of the greater number of the highway bridges within the 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 



85 



limits of the City, the care and management of the municipal ferries, the 
abolishment of grade crossings, the maintenance and operation of the 
Sumner Tunnel, and also has charge of special engineering work for other 
City departments. 9,466,660 motor vehicles passed through the Sumner 
Tunnel during the year 1951. 

The Division Engineer also has charge of the construction and main- 
tenance of all public streets, including snow removal, the issuing of per- 
mits to open, occupy, and obstruct portions of streets, the care and up- 
keep of the electric and gas lamps on the public streets, alleys, parks and 
public grounds, and the numbering of buildings and the placing of all 
street signs. 

On December 31, 1951, this department had under its jurisdiction 
724.42 miles of public streets throughout the City. 



STREET LAMPS IN USE DECEMBER 31, 1951. 





Electric. 


Gas. 


Total. 


Mazda 


19,861 




19,861 


Double mantle 


4,590 

154 


4,590 


Double mantle (fire alarm) .... 




154 








Totals 


19,861 


4,744 


24,605 







SANITARY DIVISION. 

Office, 507 City Hall Annex. 
Adolph J. Post, Division Engineer. 
Timothy J. O'Leary, Chief Supervisor. 

The Division Engineer has charge of the collection and removal of 
ashes, garbage, and refuse, and the cleaning and flushing of streets. The 
department no longer makes refuse collections with its own forces; all 
such work is now done under annual contracts. 

Total expenditure for the year 1951 was $5,026,284.04 for collection 
and disposal of waste materials and for cleaning and flushing the streets. 

Removal of Commercial Refuse. 
While the department is not required to remove refuse from shops, 
stores, and other business establishments, it is permitted to make such 
removals upon payment by the producers of the charge prescribed by 
the Commissioner of Public Works under the authority of the City Ordi- 
nances. A charge of 20 cents a barrel or bundle (not larger than a flour 
barrel) has been established, and the contractors are not permitted to 
charge for this service a higher rate than 20 cents a barrel, as established. 
The producers pay the contractors direct for the service rendered. 



86 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

SEWER DIVISION. 

Office, 701 City Hall Annex. 

Robert P. Shea, Division Engineer. 

The Division Engineer has charge of the maintenance and construction 
of all sewerage works. 

The work of the Sewer Division is carried on by the following authority : 

[Stat. 1897, Chap. 426; Stat. 1899, Chap. 450; Stat. 1903, Chaps. 268, 383; 

Stat. 1907, Chaps. 464, 550; Stat. 1908, Chap. 204; Spec, 

Stat. 1918, Chap. 74; Rev. Ord. 1925, Chaps. 27, 39; Stat. 1930, 

Chaps. 178, 304; Stat. 1932, Chap. 224; Stat. 1945, Chap. 511.] 

Assessments upon estates benefited by new sewers are not levied by the 
Public Works Department, but by the Board of Street Commissioners 
who also award damages for land-takings made for sewer construction. 
The assessment upon the several estates for a new sewer is limited to $4 per 
linear foot, and it is a hen upon the property. An Act of the Legislature 
prohibits the assessment of the cost of surface drains. 

In the calendar year 1951, there were built by contractors and day 
labor 4.25 miles of sanitary sewers and surface drains, and 122 catch-basins, 
making on January 1, 1952, a total of 1,290.08 miles of common and inter- 
cepting sewers and 23,404 catch-basins in charge of the Sewer Division. 

The Boston Main Drainage System, comprising 24.12 miles of inter- 
cepting sewers, with a pumping station at Old Harbor Point, and storage 
reservoirs and outlet into the harbor at Moon Island, in operation since 
1884, takes care of the sewage from City Proper, South Boston, and parts 
of Roxbury, West Roxbury, and Dorchester. 

The common sewer system has two electricaUy-operated automatic 
pumping stations. The station at Union Park and Albany streets was 
built in 1915 to relieve floodings in the South End district of Boston, by 
pumping and discharging the surplus storm water flow into the South Bay. 

The station at Summer street, opposite E street, was built in 1913, and 
takes care of the sewage from the Commonwealth Pier district, and the 
Army and Navy Bases. 

Charlestown and East Boston sewage discharges into the main North 
Metropolitan System of the State, which discharges into the harbor waters 
just south of Deer Island. 

Sewage from all of Brighton, a portion of the Back Bay and a small 
part of Roxbury, discharges into the South Metropolitan System, is lifted 
by pumping at the Ward Street Pumping Station, then flows through 
the main sewer, which also drains by gravity portions of West Roxbury 
and Dorchester and all of Hyde Park, finally outletting into Quincy Bay 
at Nut Island. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. 87 

WATER DIVISION. 

Office, 607 City Hall Annex. 

Daniel M. Sullivan, Division Engineer. 

Under the control of the Division Engineer are the care and maintenance 
of all pipes and other fixtures and appliances for the purpose of the City's 
water supply, and all water assessments and other charges necessary for the 
maintenance of the Division. 

The total length of supply and distributing water main on December 31,. 
1951, w r as 1,009.559 miles; number of fire hydrants, 12,395, including 504 
high pressure, 394 private; number of meters now in service, 95,184. 

The first water document published by the City of Boston appeared 
in 1825. In addition to the annual reports of 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 
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 Metropolitan 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 available quantity of water in the six storage reservoirs 
of the Metropolitan system on January 1, 1952, 454,480,400,000 gallons, 
of which about 87 per cent was in the Quabbin Reservoir, about 65 miles 
west of Boston, an artificial lake, 25,216 acres in surface and area and 
added to the system in 1948. There are also thirteen distribution reser- 
voirs with capacity of 2,775,000,000 gallons, seven pumping stations 
being connected with these, in which stations 8,394,341,084 gallons of 
water were pumped during the year 1951. In the existing Metropolitan 
Water District are eleven cities besides Boston, and eleven towns, and a 
portion of Winchester. Boston takes about 63.7 per cent of the entire 
water supply of the District. 

The daily average amount of water used in Boston in 1951 was 
112,101,500 gallons, or 139 gallons per capita. 

HIGH PRESSURE FIRE SERVICE. 

By 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 line installed in 1898, comprises 
18.721 miles of pipe with 504 hydrants. Total expenditure for installation 
of system to December 31, 1951, was $2,599,379.45. Two pumping sta- 
tions are now in use. 



88 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

REAL ESTATE COMMISSION. 

Office, City Hall Annex, Room 809. 

{Stat. 1938, Chap. 358; Stat. 1939, Chap. 123; Stat. 1941, Chap. 296; 
Stat. 1943, Chap. 434; Stat. 1946, Chap. 474; Stat. 1948, Chap. 612; 
Stat. 1949, Chap. 317; Stat. 1950, Chap. 316; Stat. 1950, Chap. 318; 
Stat. 1951, Chap. 159.] 

Appointed by the Mayor. 
Commissioners. 
Herman Carp, Chairman. Term ends April 30, 1955. 
William F. Keesler. Term ends April 30, 1953. 

Philip E. Bennett. Term ends April 30, 1954. 

Daniel M. Driscoll (City Treasurer), ex officio. 
Thomas F. McDonough (Chairman, City Planning Board), ex officio. 
Joseph B. Burke, Secretary to Board. 

Appointed by the Mayor. 
Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate. 
Herman Carp, Chairman. 
William F. Keesler. 
Philip E. Bennett. 

The Board of Real Estate Commissioners was established in accordance 
with Chapter 434 of the Acts of 1943. It consists of five members, three 
of whom are appointed by the Mayor, and the fourth and fifth are the 
City Treasurer and the Chairman of the City Planning Board who serve 
ex officio. The Chairman is designated by the Mayor and is the only 
member who receives a salary. 

The Chairman, subject to the regulations of the board with respect to 
his procedure, shall have the care, custody, management, and control of 
all property acquired by the City by foreclosure of tax titles, or acquired 
under Section 80 of Chapter 60 of the General Laws, whether acquired 
before or after the effective date of Chapter 434 of the Acts of 1943. 

The Chairman, subject to the unanimous approval of the Committee on 
Foreclosed Real Estate, or by a vote, approved by the Mayor, of a majority 
of the board, may let, lease, or sell real estate under his control, or any 
portion thereof, subject to the regulations as set forth in Section 4 of 
Chapter 434. 

Stat. 1946, Chap. 474; Stat. 1948, Chap. 612. 
Chapter 474 of the Acts of 1946 provides that the Board of Real Estate 
Commissioners, subject to the approval of the City Planning Board, 
Traffic Commission and the Mayor, shall have the power to acquire land 
for such off-street parking facilities in the City as the board may deem 
necessary. 



SINKING FUNDS DEPARTMENT, 89 

REGISTRY DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 1004 City Hall Annex, tenth floor. 

(Stat. 1892, Chap. 314; Stat. 1898, Chap. 389; General Laws, Chap. 46; 
Rev. Ord. 1925, Chap. 28; C. C., Title IV., Chap. 28.] 

Chaeles H. Mackie, City Registrar. Term ends in 1954. 
Daniel L. Carney, Assistant City Registrar. 
Margaret M. Barry, Assistant City Registrar. 

The City Registrar keeps the records of births, deaths and marriages, 
issues certificates of the same and marriage licenses, receives and records 
affidavits of, additions to, and amendments and corrections of said records, 
and forwards copies of all records to the office of the Secretary of the 
Commonwealth and to outside cities and towns when nonresidents are 
involved. Annual reports have been published since 1849, except in 1860 
and 1861. 

By ordinance, approved July 12, 1892, the Department of Ancient 
Records and the office of Record Commissioners (established July 6, 1875) 
were abolished, and the duties of the Record Commissioners, including 
the publication of documents relating to the early history of Boston, were 
transferred to the City Registrar. 



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, 
Chaps. 2, 30.] 

OFFICIALS. 

William B. Carolan, Chairman. 
John O. Stubbs, Vice-Chairman. 
Charles J. Fox, Secretary. 
Daniel M. Driscoll, Treasurer. 

COMMISSIONERS.* 

Daniel Weisberg, Paul F. Clark. Terms end in 1953. 

Harry J. Blake, George Hansen. Terms end in 1954. 

John O. Stubbs, William B. Carolan. Terms end in 1955. 

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, 

* The Commissioners serve without compensation. 



90 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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. 



STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 62-63 City Hall, fifth floor. 
[Ord. 1897, Chap. 2; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 37; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 33; 
Ord. 1922, Chaps. 6, 9; Ord. 1923, Chap. 11; Rev. Ord. 1925, 
Chap. 32; Ord. 1929, Chap. 4; Ord. 1938, Chap. 1; Ord. 1947, Chap. 1.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Harold B. Flemming, Chairman. 
Joseph W. McCarthy, Secretary. 

TRUSTEES.* 

Samuel A. Bithoney. Term ends April 30, 1953. 

John J. S. Fahey. Term ends April 30, 1954. 

William S. Mullen. Term ends April 30, 1955. 

Harold B. Flemming. Term ends April 30, 1956. 

Phillip E. Lieberman. Term ends April 30, 1957. 

This department, established in 1897, is in charge of a board of five 
trustees, 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 public importance; also to compile 
and furnish such other statistical information as may be required by the 
Mayor or City Council. 

As defined by the board of trustees, the routine work includes informa- 
tion service on historical, geographical, political, and population facts 
about Boston and the personnel and accomplishments of present and past 
municipal administrations; modern foreign language translations; exchange 
of public documents with municipal, state, federal, and foreign govern- 
ments; and a newspaper clipping service of all the Boston papers. 

The Statistics Department has published annually since 1898 the 
Boston Municipal Register. Special publications have ranged from the 
handbook of Boston Statistics to the Boston Year Book of 511 pages. 

The City Record, "Official Chronicle of Boston Municipal Affairs," 
is published weekly by the board of trustees, under the direction of the 
Mayor, in accordance with legislative act and city ordinance. The Editor 
and Associate Editor are appointed by the Mayor. 

In his capacity as Business Agent of the City Record, the Secretary of 
the Board of Trustees of the Statistics Department has charge of all 
business details of the City Record. 

* The Trustees are appointed by the Mayor, the Chairman is designated 
by him, and all, with the exception of the Chairman, serve without com- 
pensation. 



STREET LAYING-OUT DEPARTMENT. 91 

City Record. 
Editorial Office, 40 City Hall, third floor. 
Business Office, 62-63 City Hall, fifth floor. 
[Ord. 1898, Chap. 2; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 37, § 2; Stat. 1909, Chap. 
486, §§ 29, 30; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 33, § 2; Ord. 1922, Chap. 
9; Rev. Ord. 1925, Chap. 32, § 2; Stat. 1909, Chap. 386, § 29, with 
amendments.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Joshua H. Jones, Editor. 

P. Nicholas Petrocelli, Associate Editor. 

Joseph W. McCarthy, Business Agent. 



STREET LAYING-OUT DEPARTMENT. 
Main Office, 401 City Hall Annex, fourth floor. 
[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; Cons. Stats. 1908, Chap. 51; Stat. 1909, Chaps. 209, 486, §§ 28, 
31; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 169, 415, 453, 591; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 38, 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; Spec. Stat. 1915, 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, Chaps. 191, 
407; Gen. Laws, Chaps. 79, 80, 82, 83; Stat. 1922, Chap. 316; Stat. 
1923, Chap. 489; Ord. 1924, Chap. 7; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 323, 325, 333; 
Stat. 1929, Chap. 187; Stat. 1930, Chap. 399; Stat. 1931, Chaps. 173, 
297; Gen. Laws (Ter. Ed. 1932), Chaps. 79, 80, 82, 83; Stat. 1936, 
Chap. 394; Stat. 1880, Chap. 67; Stat. 1884, Chap. 278; Stat. 1893, 
Chap. 462; Stat, 1894, Chap. 324; Stat. 1896, Chap. 376; Stat. 1897, 
Chap. 394; Stat. 1898, Chap. 298; Stat. 1901, Chap. 294; Stat. 1906, 
Chap. 259; Stat. 1945, Chap. 511; Ord. 1947, Chap. 33; Ord. 1947, 
Sec. Series Chap. 3, Chap. 532, Acts 1950; Chap. 55, Acts 1951; 
Chap. 252, Acts 1951.] 

BOARD OF STREET COMMISSIONERS. 

A. Joseph Freno. Term ends in 1952. 

Victor C. Bynoe. Term ends in 1953. 

Gerald F. Scally, Chairman. Term ends in 1954. 

Lawrence W. Costello, Secretary. 

James W. Haley, Chief Engineer. 

The Board of Street Commissioners consists of three members, one of 
whom is elected by them to be Chairman. One member is appointed by 
the Mayor each year to serve for three years from the first Monday in 
January. The Board has jurisdiction over the laying-out, widening, relo- 



92 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

■cation and discontinuance of highways; the taking of real property for 
municipal purposes; the levying of assessments for betterments resulting 
from the construction of streets or sewers; the plotting of undeveloped 
areas for streets and the opening of private ways; the granting of licenses 
for the storage or sale of merchandise in public streets; the making of 
specific repairs in public streets; the naming of public streets and private 
ways, the issuance of licenses for the keeping, storage, manufacture and 
sale of gasoline, oil, and other inflammable substances or explosive com- 
pounds; and the use of public ways 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; signs, marquees, bay windows, coal-holes and 
vaults. Incidental to its powers to take lands and construct streets, it 
has authority to award compensation to land owners for damages resulting 
from such taking and construction. In certain instances its awards and 
its grants of licenses or permits must bear the approval of the Mayor. 

In 1895 the duties of the Board of Survey were transferred to the Board 
of Street Commissioners. In 1907 the Board of Street Commissioners 
was charged with the licensing of street stands for the storage or sale of 
merchandise. In 1909, by Section 28 of the City Charter (Acts of 1909, 
Chapter 486 and amendments thereto) the jurisdiction previously exer- 
cised by the Board of Aldermen concerning the naming of streets, the issue 
of permits or licenses for coasting, the storage of gasoline, oil and other in- 
flammable substances or explosive compounds and the use of public ways 
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, was vested in the 
Board of Street Commissioners, to be exercised with the approval in 
writing by the Mayor, and the Mayor and City Council were given 
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 inflammable substances or explosive compounds and the construction 
or use of coal-holes, vaults, bay windows, signs and marquees, in, under, 
or over the public ways shall be issued. The fees for licenses or permits 
to sell or store inflammables or explosives are collected by the Board of 
Street Commissioners upon their original issuance of such licenses. There- 
after, an annual renewal fee for such licenses, which is one half of the original 
fee, is collected by the Fire Department. The fees for licenses or permits 
to maintain obstructions or projections in, under, or over the streets are 
collected by the Board of Street Commissioners. 

In 1913 the Board of Street Commissioners was granted authority to 
issue permits for the erection of garages. 

By virtue of Section 1 of Chapter 33 of the Revised Ordinances of 1925, 
the Board of Street Commissioners is charged with the care and main- 
tenance of all land and buildings belonging to the city and not used for 
specific purposes. 

In 1927, by authority of, and in conformity with, Section 8 of Chapter 85 
of the General Laws (1921), the Board of Street Commissioners adopted 






SUPPLY DEPARTMENT. 93 

"Rules and Regulations Relating to Projections in, on or over Public 
Highways," amending and revising all its pre-existing rules and regula- 
tions concerning such projections. The penalty for violation of these 
Regulations is a fine not exceeding five dollars for each day that the viola- 
tion continues, after five days' notice given by the Board of Street Com- 
missioners to the violator. 

In 1930 (by Chapter 399 of the Acts of 1930) the jurisdiction of the 
Board of Street Commissioners as to the storage and sale of gasoline, oil 
and other inflammables or explosives was amplified and its jurisdiction 
extended to include the licensing and regulation of open-air parking spaces. 

In 1908 the Board of Street Commissioners was charged with the regu- 
lation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. In 1929 (by Chapter 263 of the 
Acts of 1929) jurisdiction over the regulation of traffic was transferred 
from the Board of Street Commissioners to the Boston Traffic Commission. 

In 1929, also, the Board of Street Commissioners was granted authority 
(by Chapter 187 of the Acts of 1929) to license the holding of religious 
meetings, political meetings or rallies in public ways. That Act was, 
however, repealed by Chapter 173 of the Acts of 1931. 

Under Chapter 148, Section 56, of the General Laws (Tercentenary 
Edition), the Board of Street Commissioners grants licenses for open-air 
parking spaces. 

In 1950 (by Chapter 78, Acts of 1950) power of the Board of Street 
Commissioners to grant permits for parades, processions, and organized 
formations was transferred to Boston Traffic Commission. 

In 1950 (by Chapter 318, Acts of 1950) the care, custody, management 
and control of all property of the City not held for a specific purpose was 
transferred to Real Estate Commission. (Chapter 33, Revised Ordinances 
of 1947, repealed.) 

In 1951 (by Chapter 55, Acts of 1951) the Board of Street Commis- 
sioners was given authority to name private ways. 

In 1951 (Chap. 329, Acts of 1951) the Board of Street Commissioners 
was given authority to prescribe conditions and restrictions under which 
licenses may be exercised for the erection and use of buildings and other 
structures for storing, manufacturing and selling certain explosives and 
inflammable materials. 



SUPPLY DEPARTMENT. 
Office, 1001 City Hall Annex, tenth floor. 

[Ord. 1908, Chap. 6; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 35: Ord. 1919, Chap. 6; 
Ord. 1952, Chap. 3.] 

John V. Moran, Superintendent. Term ends April 30, 1954. 

Eugene K. Welsh, Assistant Superintendent of Supplies. 
The Supply Department purchases all materials, apparatus and sup- 
plies, except printing and binding, for all departments of the City, 
with the exception of the School Department, Schoolhouse Department, 
and the Police Department. 



94 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 

Office, City Hall, 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, 2; Stat. 1922, Chap 
521; Ord. 1925, Chap. 2; Ord. 1926, Chap. 1; Ord. 1930, Chap. 7 
Ord. 1935, Chap. 3; Ord. 1945, Chap. 10.] 

Daniel M. Driscoll, City Treasurer. Term ends April 30, 1954. 
Walter W. Foley, First Deputy City Treasurer. 
Edmund W. Holmes, Second Deputy City 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, Treasurer of the Sinking 
Funds Department, Treasurer of Boston Retirement Board, Member of 
Board of Real Estate Commissioners, Custodian of the Boston Public 
School Teachers' Retirement Fund and Treasurer of the George Robert 
White Fund. He publishes reports yearly, also monthly statements. 



VETERANS SERVICES DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 14-18 Oliver Street. 
[Stat. 1897, Chap. 441; Gen. Laws, Chap. 115 and amendments; Rev. 
Ord. 1925, Chaps. 2, 3, 31; Stat. 1942, Chap. 11; Stat. 1943, Chap. 211 ; 
Stat. 1945, Chap. 366; Stat. 1946, Chaps. 584, 599; Ord. 1946, Chap 
2; Rev. Ord. 1947, Chap. 37.] 

Francis X. Cotter, Soldiers' Relief Commissioner and Director 

of Veterans Services. Term ends in 1954. 
Albert L. Fish, Deputy Commissioner. 
George T. Sullivan, Deputy Commissioner. 

The Department of Veterans Services was established as a department 
of the City of Boston by Ord. 1946, Chapter 9 (Revised Ordinance 1947, 
Chapter 37) and is under the charge of a director, who is also soldiers' 
relief commissioner, and who is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed 
by the City Council. This department performs the functions formerly 
performed by the Soldiers' Relief Department which it replaces. The 
Director exercises all powers and duties for the distribution of State and 
City benefits to veterans and their eligible dependents in the City of 
Boston, such as were formerly vested in the Mayor and Board of Alder- 
men. Under his direction assistance is rendered to veterans and their 



WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPARTMENT. 95 

dependents of the Civil War, Indian War, Spanish- American War, Philip- 
pine Insurrection, China Relief Expedition, Mexican War, World War 
No. 1, World War No. 2 and for service with Armed Forces since June 25, 
1950. 

An office is maintained at 14 State street to provide information, 
advice and assistance to veterans of all wars to enable them to procure 
the benefits to which they are entitled relative to employment, vocational 
and educational opportunities, hospitalization, medical care, pensions 
and other veterans' benefits. 



WEIGHTS AND MEASURES DEPARTMENT. 

Office, 105 City Hall Annex, first floor. 

John F. McCarthy, Sealer. 

Joseph F. Coughlin, Chief Deputy Sealer. 

Walter L. Finigan, Chief Clerk. 

The department was organized by ordinance in 1890. 

The duties of the department are set forth in the General Laws, Chap- 
ters 94, 98 and 101, with amendments and additions thereto. 

The Sealer is required to give public notice annually by advertisement 
to all persons having places of business in the city and using weighing 
and measuring devices for the purpose of buying or selling of goods, wares 
or merchandise, to bring them into this office to be tested and sealed. 
After giving the said notice, he shall visit the places of business not com- 
plying and shall test, adjust, seal or condemn in accordance with the 
results of tests made, the weighing and measuring devices of said persons. 
In addition the department is charged with the enforcement of all laws 
relative to the licensing of hawkers, peddlers and transient vendors, the 
giving of false or insufficient weight or measure, the reweighing of coal, 
the examination of coal for quality and the inspection of certain con- 
tainers as to size, shape and dimensions. The department must in- 
vestigate all complaints registered with the department and, when the 
evidence warrants, shall prosecute violations of the law. 



Various City, County and 
State Departments 



(97) 



98 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE 
OFFICIALS. 



The following table shows the manner in which public officials, other than the 
regular City department heads, are appointed or elected, as prescribed by statute, 
ordinance, or regulation, the time of appointment or election, and the term of 
office. 



Officials. 


How 
Created. 


Appointed ob 
Elected. 


Term. 




By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length! 


Board of Commissioners of 
School Buildings (three). 

Police Commissioner 


Statute 

« 

u 
u 

« 

a 

Bequest 

Statute 
« 


Elected . . . 
** 

Governor . 


City elec- 

Annually 
one. 


IstMon. 
in Jan'y 

Dec. 1 


2yrs. 
3yrs. 
7 yrs. 


Boston Finance Commission 
(five). 

Licensing Board (three) 

Franklin Foundation 


Governor A 

Governor A 

Supreme 
Court. 


Annually 
one. 

Biennially 
one. 

B 




5 yrs. 

6 yrs. 


(twelve Managers). 
George Robert White Fund 






(five Trustees) . 
Boston Housing Authority 


*** 

*♦** 

Governor 

and 

Mayor. 




Jan. 8 


5 yrs. 


(five). 
Suffolk County Courthouse 






Commission (three). 
Boston Metropolitan Dis- 








trict (five). 









a With the advice and consent of the Executive Council. 

b As vacancies occur. 

** Appointing power shared by the Mayor, School Committee and Board 
Members. (See Stat. 1929, Chap. 351.) 

*** Four members appointed by the Mayor and City Council and one 
appointed by the Massachusetts State Board of Housing. 

**** Appointing power shared by the Governor, Mayor, and Chief Justices of 
Supreme, Superior, and Boston Municipal Courts. (See Stat. 1935, Chap. 474.) 



VARIOUS OFFICIALS. 



99 



Officials. 


How 

Created. 


Appointed or 
Elected. 


Term. 




By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length: 


Massachusetts Market Au- 
thority. 

Old South Assoc'n (two 
Managers). 

Loan Comp'y, Collateral 
(one Director). 


Statute 

a 
a 


Mayor. 

City Coun- 
cil. 

Mayor . . . 


Quadrenni- 
ally. 

Annually 

a 


Julyl 

When 
elected. 

Jan 


4 yra. 
1 yr. 
1 yr. 















100 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Administration Building, 15 Beacon Street. 
Annex, 45 Myrtle Street. 

[Stat. 1875, Chap. 241; Stat. 1898, Chap. 400; Stat. 1900, Chap. 235; 
Stat. 1901, Chap. 448; Stat. 1903, Chap. 170; Stat. 1905, Chap. 249; 
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, 300, 
304, 372; Spec. Stat. 1917, 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, 249; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 140, 524, 641; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 
169, 351; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 273, 286; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 284, 308, 
381, 460, 488; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 380, 479; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 309, 
327; Stat. 1926, Chaps. 153, 314; Stat. 1928, Chap. 382; Stat. 1929, 
Chap. 256; Stat. 1930, Chaps. 283, 313; Stat. 1931, Chaps. 100, 155, 
229, 247, 250; Stat. 1933, Chap. 121; Stat. 1934, Chaps. 145, 228; 
Stat. 1935, Chaps. 19, 284; Stat. 1936, Chap. 224; Stat. 1937, Chap. 
366; Stat. 1939, Chap. 142; Stat. 1946, Chap. 388, 497; Stat. 1948, 
Chap. 452.] 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Term ends January, 1954. 
William F. Cake. 
Mary K. Fitzgerald. 
Patrick J. Foley, D.D.S. 
Alice M. Lyons. 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick. 



officials. 
Isadore H. Y. Mtjchnick, Chairman. 
Alice M. Lyons, Treasurer. 
Dennis C. Haley, Superintendent. 
Agnes E. Reynolds, Secretary. 
Henry J. Smith, Business Manager. 
James S. Reardon, Schoolhouse Custodian. 

BOARD OF SUPERINTENDENTS. 

Dennis C. Haley, Superintendent. 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS. 

Frederick J. Gillis. D. Leo Daley. 

Philip J. Bond. Eunice C. Hearn. 

John W. Corcoran. Frank J. Herlihy. 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON- 101 

LATIN AND DAY HIGH SCHOOLS (22). 

Boston Latin, Girls' Latin, Boston Technical High (Boys), Brighton 
High, Charlestown High, Dorchester High (Girls), Dorchester High 
(Boys), East Boston High, English High (Boys), Girls' High, High 
School of Commerce (Boys), High School of Practical Arts (Girls), 
Hyde Park High, Jamaica Plain High, Jeremiah E. Burke High 
(Girls), Roslindale High, Roxbury Memorial High (Girls), Roxbury 
Memorial High (Boys), South Boston High, Brandeis Vocational 
High, Boston Trade High (Boys), Trade High for Girls. 

Clerical School. — Boston Clerical School (Girls). 

Continuation School. 

day junior high school districts, school districts with junior 
high classes, and day elementary school districts (79). 

East Boston. — t Blackinton-John Cheverus, Chapman, * Donald McKay 
Junior High, Emerson, * Joseph H. Barnes Junior High, Samuel Adams, 
Theodore Lyman. 

Charlestown. — * Clarence R. Edwards Junior High, Harvard, Warren. 

North and West Ends. — t Michelangelo-Eliot-Hancock, Wendell Phil- 
lips, * William Blackstone Junior High. 

City Proper. — f Abraham Lincoln-Quincy, f Prince. 

South End. — Dwight, f Rice-Franklin. 

South Boston. — Bigelow, Hart-Gaston-Perry, John A. Andrew, Norcrosa, 

* Patrick F. Gavin Junior High. 

Roxbury. — f Dearborn, Dillaway, Dudley, Ellis Mendell, Henry L. 
Higginson, $ Horace Mann School for the Deaf, f Hugh O'Brien, fHyde- 
Everett, * James P. Timilty Junior High, Julia Ward Howe, * Lewis 
Junior High, f Martin, f Sherwin, * Theodore Roosevelt Junior High, 
William Lloyd Garrison. 

Brighton. — Bennett, James A. Garfield, * Thomas A. Edison Junior 
High, Thomas Gardner, Washington Allston, * William Howard Taft 
Junior High. 

Jamaica Plain. — Agassiz, f Francis Parkman, Jefferson, Lowell, * Mary 
E. Curley Junior High. 

Roslindale. — Charles Sumner, Longfellow, * Washington Irving Junior 
High. 

West Roxbury. — Beethoven, Patrick F. Lyndon, * Robert Gould Shaw 
Junior High. 

Dorchester. — Christopher Gibson, Edmund P. Tileston, Edward 
Everett, Emily A. Fifield, Gilbert Stuart, * Grover Cleveland Junior 
High, John Marshall, John Winthrop, Mary Hemenway, | Mather, 
Minot, * Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High, * Patrick T. Campbell 
Junior High, Phillips Brooks, Robert Treat Paine, Roger Wolcott, 

* Solomon Lewenberg Junior High, William E. Endicott, f William 
E. Russell, * Woodrow Wilson Junior High. 

* Grades VII-IX only. % Grades I to IX. 

t Grades I- VIII. All others include Grades I-VI. 



102 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Hyde Park. — Elihu Greenwood, Henry Grew, James J. Chittick, 
* William Barton Rogers Junior High. 

SPECIAL SCHOOLS. 

Clerical School. — For special training in Stenography, Bookkeeping, 

Typewriting, English, Office Practice and Penmanship. 
M. Gertrude Godvin School. — For truants and other school offenders. 
School for the Deaf. — Horace Mann School. 
Day School for Immigrants. — For instruction in English language. 

administrative offices. 

Administration Building, 15 Beacon street. Headquarters of all officials. 
Annex, 45 Myrtle street. 

At Administration Building Annex, 45 Myrtle street, educational and 
employment certificates are issued daily (except Saturdays) from 8.30 
a. m. to 4.30 p. m. Physical examination of applicants for employment 
certificates daily from 8.30 to 9.30 a. m. 

At the Brandeis Vocational High School Building, 25 Warrenton street, 
minors' licenses (i.e., minors under 16 years of age to act as newsboys, 
etc.) are issued daily, except Saturdays, 4 p. m. to 5 p. m. Licenses are 
not issued during school hours. 

BUREAU OF CHILD ACCOUNTING. 

Administration Building Annex, 45 Myrtle street. 

The Bureau of Child Accounting comprises the following-named depart- 
ments : Educational Investigation and Measurement, Vocational Guidance, 
and Attendance (including Certificating Office); and the following divisions: 
Division of Employment; Division of Juvenile Adjustment; Division of 
Statistics and Publicity. 

SUPERVISORS OF ATTENDANCE; 

[Stat. 1931, Chap. 394, Sect. 146.] 
These officers are appointed by the School Committee, and under their 
direction enforce the laws relating to absentees from school. There are 
33 supervisors of attendance besides the head supervisor and they may be 
seen at 9 a. m. and 1.30 p. m., on the days that the schools are in session 
at the school designated by the head supervisor. 

SCHOOL PHYSICIANS AND SCHOOL 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; 
For all schools and districts there is 1 Director of School Hygiene in charge 
of 4 supervising school physicians, 1 medical inspector, 1 school physician 
assigned to the certificating office, 1 ophthalmologist, 1 otologist, 49 school 
physicians, 1 supervisor of nutrition, 17 school medical aids, and 1 sanitary 
engineer. 

* Grades VH-IX only. 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 103 

Chapter 357, Acts of 1907, provided for the appointment by the School 
Committee 'of 1 supervising female nurse and as many district female 
nurses as are deemed necessary. For the 77 junior high and elementary 
Bchool districts there is 1 supervising nurse in charge of 4 assistant supervis- 
ing nurses, 1 nurse assigned to the certificating office, 1 nurse assigned to 
the ophthalmologist, and 58 school nurses (including high schools), and 2 
nurses assigned to the otologists and audiometer tests. 



PHYSICAL EDUCATION. 

In 1907, the School Committee was authorized to provide for the 
extension of physical education and recreation of pupils, including proper 
apparatus and facilities in the buildings, yards and playgrounds under their 
control. 

The School Committee appropriates, out of the tax levy, for this branch 
of education such amount as it deems necessary. The Committee has 
also the right to appropriate the unexpended balance of the previous year, 
plus the estimated income for the current year. The appropriation for 
1951 is $800,222.10. 

The Department of Physical Education comprises 1 director, 3 assistant 
directors, 16 instructors of military science, 2 armorers, 40 women and 
10 men instructors of physical education, 15 teacher coaches of athletics, 
high schools, 37 teacher coaches of athletics, junior high schools, 62 
assistant teacher coaches, 64 play teachers. 



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 public 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 Massachusetts 
Department 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 main- 
tained are the Boston Trade High School (for Boys), day and evening 
classes, Trade High School for Girls, Compulsory Continuation School, 
Brandeis Vocational High School (day and evening classes), High School 
of Practical Arts, also part-time co-operative-industrial courses in Brighton, 
Charlestown, Dorchester High School for Boys, East Boston, Hyde Park, 
Boxbury Memorial High School for Boys, and South Boston High, and 
practical arts courses in the evening elementary schools. 

For the agricultural course in the Jamaica Plain High School, the School 
Committee is reimbursed to the extent of two thirds of the cost of 
instruction. 



104 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

INTDUSTRIAL ARTS. 

There are co-operative courses in eight high schools, as follows: 
Brighton (automobile mechanics), Charlestown (electricity), Dorchester 
(woodwork and upholstery), East Boston (machine shop practice), Hyde 
Park (machine shop practice), Jamaica Plain (agriculture), Roxbury 
Memorial High School for Boys (printing), and South Boston (sheet 
metal and auto body). 

Mechanic arts courses in shopwork are given in the following high 
schools: Dorchester High School (Boys), East Boston High School, 
Hyde Park High School, Roslindale High School, Roxbury Memorial 
High School (Boys), and South Boston High School. 

There are 163 shops in elementary and junior high schools, in which 
the following-named subjects are taught: Automobile mechanics, drafting, 
electricity, interior decoration, machine shop practice, printing, sheet 
metal, woodwork, and diversified shop subjects. 

Cardboard construction and elementary bookbinding in the fourth and 
fifth grades, although taught by classroom teachers, are supervised by the 
department. 

Gardening is conducted by the department as an after-school and summer 
activity; home gardening in 56, and school gardening in 16 elementary 
and junior high districts and on a five-acre plot of City of Boston property 
in Woburn. 

HOME ECONOMCIS. 

In the Home Economics Department there are 183 teachers,* an assistant 
director, and a director. 

There are 13 high schools offering courses in Home Economics: 
Brighton, Brandeis Vocational, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, 
Girls' High, High School of Practical Arts, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plainf, 
Jeremiah E. Burke, Roslindale High, Roxbury Memorial High (Girls), and 
South Boston. 

In the high schools of Boston there are 19 appointed teachers of Dress- 
making; 1 teacher assigned from Junior High Schools 4/5 time, 3 temporary 
teachers, 2 appointed teachers of Millinery, 15 appointed teachers of 
Household Science (Foods and Household Management), and 3 part- 
time temporary teachers. Three of the appointed teachers of Household 
Science have part-time programs of Dressmaking. Two of the appointed 
teachers of Household Science are assigned as "Teachers of Cookery," 
Junior High School. There are 30 standard sewing rooms, 15 cooking 
rooms, and 9 home practice suites. One of the Millinery teachers is now 
teaching academic subjects. 

In the junior high and elementary schools there are 85' teachers of 
Sewing; 15 temporary teachers of Sewing and Cooking, and 2 part-time 
teachers of Sewing and Cooking; 40 teachers of Cookery. 

*Includes High School of Practical Arts, Brandeis Vocational High 
School, and M. Gertrude Godvin School. 

t Jamaica Plain — No Household Science. (Foods and Household 
Management.) 



DEPARTMENT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 105 

There are 56 rooms equipped for instruction in cooking, 18 of these 
cooking rooms have adjoining suites, and 97 classrooms are equipped for 
the teaching of sewing. 

EVENING HIGH, ELEMENTARY AND TRADE SCHOOLS. 

There are seven evening high schools: Brighton, Central (English High 
Schoolhouse), Dorchester, East Boston (Joseph H. Barnes Schoolhouse), 
Roslindale, Roxbury (Boston Clerical Schoolhouse), and South Boston. 
These schools, the sessions of which are held on Tuesday and Thursday 
evenings, from 7 to 10 o'clock, are conducted in the several high school- 
houses of the districts named. All but the Central High are commercial 
schools. 

There are ten evening elementary schools in session on Tuesday and 
Thursday evenings. 

There are two evening trade schools: Boston Evening Trade School; 
and the Brandeis Evening Vocational School, located in the Brandeis 
Vocational High Schoolhouse, with three branches located in the Brighton 
High, Hyde Park High, and South Boston High Schoolhouses. These 
schools are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 7 to 
10 o'clock. 

DAY SCHOOL FOR IMMIGRANTS. 

There are three schools for immigrants where instruction in the English 
language is provided, classes being conducted daily (except Saturday) 
for two hours in the forenoon and the same in the afternoon. 

CONTINUATION SCHOOL. 

Classes for boys are held in the Brandeis Vocational High School, 
25 Warrenton street; classes for girls, at 10 Common street. 

All children 14 to 16 years of age employed under an employment 
permit are required by law to attend the school four hours per week. 

The School Committee may annually appropriate for this purpose such 
amount as it deems necessary. The appropriation for 1952 is $130,290.56 
for salaries and supplies. Besides the renting of school halls for club 
meetings, entertainments, etc., basements and other accommodations in 
schoolhouses are used by the Election Department as polling places, 
lighting and custodian service being paid for by the Election Department. 

USE OF SCHOOLHOUSES FOR EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL AND CIVIC PURPOSES. 

In 1912, the School Committee was authorized by statute to allow the 
use of buildings under their control by associations and individuals (other 
than school pupils) for educational, recreative, social, civic, philanthropic 
and similar purposes at times when the schools were not in session. Under 
this arrangement there are now fourteen School Centers, each having a 
manager and largely attended on two evenings and one afternoon a week. 
More than 125 school buildings are also used by Non-School Center groups. 



106 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 years, also 
such other members as are incapacitated for further efficient service. 

These pensions are paid to teachers who were retired before the estab- 
lishment of the Boston Retirement System, or who have not become 
members of the Boston Retirement System or State-Boston Retirement 
System. 

The School Committee is authorized to provide for these pensions by 
appropriating annually such amount as it deems necessary, which, to- 
gether with the unexpended balance of the previous year, the amount 
of reimbursement from the Commonwealth, and the appropriation of 
accrued interest in the Permanent School Pension Fund, will pay pensions 
for the year. 

The Permanent School Pension Fund amounted to $1,148,310.02 on 
January 1, 1952, and 321 retired teachers were receiving pensions 
therefrom. 

The Boston Teachers' Retirement Fund Association, started in 1900, 
is paying $120 per year to 879 annuitants, the total amount of its fund 
on July 31, 1952, being $2,496,966.30 (Total Investments). At that 
date 2,633 teachers were each contributing $18 per year to this fund. 



BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS. 

Department of School Buildings. 

Offices and Warehouse, 26 Norman Street. 

[Stat. 1929, Chap. 351.] 

Robert A. MacLellan, Chairman, appointed by the School Com- 
mittee. Term ends December 1, 1952. 

Thomas A. Cronin, selection of other two members. Term ends 
December 1, 1954. 

Joseph F. O'Connell, Jr., appointed by Mayor. Term ends Decem- 
ber 1, 1953. 

James H. Mooney, Superintendent of Construction. 

At the City Election held November 5, 1929, on the referendum — 
"Shall chapter 351, of the Acts of 1929, entitled 'An Act to establish a 
board of commissioners of school buildings and a department of school 
buildings in the city of Boston' be accepted?" there were 110,453 votes 
in favor, 57,276 against, and 50,632 blanks. 

By the provisions of the Act, the board "shall consist of three citizens 
of Boston who otherwise are neither officials nor employees of said city, 
one of whom shall be appointed by the mayor . . . without approval 
by the civil service commissioners, one by the school committee, and one 
shall be chosen by the two so appointed, or shall be appointed by the 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 107 

governor if the appointees of the mayor and school committee fail to 
choose a commissioner as aforesaid within thirty days after a second 
of such appointees has been appointed." 

According to section 2 of the Act, the Department of School Buildings 
is established, to be under the charge of a superintendent of construction 
who shall be elected by the board of commissioners, to serve at the pleasure 
of the board. 

Upon the election of a superintendent of construction, the board of 
echoolhouse commissioners of the schoolhouse department and said 
department shall be abolished. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Headquarters, 154 Berkeley Street. 

[Stat. 1878, Chap. 244; Stat. 1885, Chap. 323; Stat. 1906, Chap. 291; 
Stat. 1938, Chap. 377.] 
Thomas F. Sullivan, Police Commissioner. 
Ghace L. C. Russell, Assistant Secretary. 
Makgaket E. O'Connor, Assistant Secretary. 
John J. Danehy, Chief Clerk. 
Edward W. Fallon, Superintendent of Police. 
James F. Daley, Deputy Superintendent. 
James J. Hinchey, Deputy Superintendent. 
Justin McCarthy, Deputy Superintendent. 

The City is divided into seventeen Police Divisions, in each of which is 
a station house, the quarters of a captain and a force of men. 

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, a central detective agency of the 
Department, located in Headquarters building, and consisting of several 
subdivisions, is operated on a large scale and in an efficient manner. 
Members of this Bureau investigate felonies committed within the juris- 
diction of the City of Boston. In addition to its divisions for investiga- 
tion of reports of automobiles stolen, lost and stolen property, and homi- 
cides, squads are assigned to cover the following phases of police work 
and investigation: Banking, express thieves, general investigation, 
hotels, narcotics, pawnbrokers, including junk-shop keepers and dealers in 
second-hand articles, pickpockets, radical and shopping crimes. A night 
motor patrol squad performs duty throughout the city, to prevent, so far 
as possible, the commission of crime and, if acts of violence or other serious 
crimes have been committed, to arrest and prosecute the offenders. 
Criminal identification, fingerprints and photographs, missing persons, 
warrants and summonses are handled by this Bureau. The Bureau also 
handles cases of fugitives from justice and conducts hundreds of investi- 
gations during the course of a year for various police departments through- 
out the United States and foreign countries. Further, it cooperates 
in every way possible with outside police departments in the investigation 



108 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

of crime and prosecution of criminals. Supervision of the daily line-up 
of all prisoners arrested for serious offenses is conducted by this Bureau. 

The criminal identification division of this Department has continued 
to prove of great value and stands in favorable comparison with identi- 
fication units of the most advanced departments. 

Advancements and changes are constantly being made to maintain 
efficiency of various divisions of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. 
To bring about this efficiency of service, equipment of the Bureau is con- 
tinually being augmented by addition of modern identification apparatus. 

Files of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation contain records of assign- 
ments made in the Bureau and all records of arrests made throughout the 
Department. 

On file, also, are reports of all felonies committed within the city and all 
reports of investigation of these felonies. 

The Bureau of Operations supervises the development and mainte- 
nance of the system of operations of the Department, including two police 
broadcasting stations, "KCA860," located at Police Headquarters and 
on the roof of the new Courthouse Building, Pemberton Square; the 
latter station being operated by remote control from the Bureau of Opera- 
tions at Police Headquarters. 

These broadcasting stations insure speedy response to a call for police 
assistance and render possible speedy dissemination of information and 
quick concentration of necessary police power at a point where needed. 

The Boston Police Department is completely equipped with modern 
two-way radio. There are 119 police cars, 4 police boats, and 27 combina- 
tion patrol wagons and ambulances, fully equipped with two-way radio 
telephone. Police automobiles with two-way radio are moving through 
all parts of the city day and night. Any part of the city may be reached 
by a police radio car in a very few moments after receipt of a radio message 
from either of the broadcasting stations. 

The radio has been a very important factor in the prompt apprehension 
of law violators as well as increasing the number of arrests. In many 
instances, the offenders have been taken into custody while in the act of 
committing crime. 

The Traffic Division is located in the Police Building, 229 Milk street. 
Its commanding officer is responsible for proper regulation of traffic condi- 
tions and for safety of the public using the highways from 8 a.m. to 
12 o'clock midnight, within the intown and Back Bay sections of the city. 

The Property Clerk's Office is charged with the care of all police buildings, 
lost, stolen and abandoned property, money or other property alleged to 
have been illegally obtained, and all articles and property taken from 
persons arrested for any cause. In its custody are also placed all seized 
liquor and gaming implements which come into possession of the Depart- 
ment. 

All orders for supplies, building maintenance, repair work, plumbing, 
steamfitting, etc., uniforms and equipment are issued by this office. 






BOSTON FINANCE COMMISSION. 109 

The Commissioner appoints a Harbor Master and assistants from the 
police force. The following motor launches are used in this service: the 
"Michael H. Crowley," a 60-foot craft, the "William H. Pierce" and 
the "William H. McShane," both 38-foot crafts; the "Argus," a 28-foot 
craft; and a Chris-Craft 16-foot speedboat named'the "Warren C. Per- 
kins." 

The Police Department is responsible for the annual listing of all resi- 
dents within the city 20 years of age or over. 

On June 1, 1952, the police force numbered 2,828, consisting of 1 super- 
intendent. 3 deputy superintendents, 34 captains, 75 lieutenants, 195 
sergeants, 2,270 patrolmen, 12 policewomen, including 2 detectives. 

The police force also includes 7 lieutenant-detectives, 27 sergeant- 
detectives, 68 first grade detectives, 29 second grade detectives, 109 third 
grade detectives. 

There are 20 men assigned to the signal service, whose director has 
charge of 568 signal boxes. 

BOSTON FINANCE COMMISSION. 

Office, 24 School Street. 

[Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 17-21; Stat. 1921, Chap. 81; Stat. 1923, Chap. 

489; Stat. 1924, Chap. 369; Stat. 1948, Chap. 175.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Edwabd F. Mullen, Chairman. 
Robert E. Cunniff, Secretary. 

COMMISSIONERS. 

Joseph K. Collins. Term ends in 1952. 

Leo J. Dunn. Term ends in 1953. 

Edward U. Lee. Term ends in 1954. 

Edward F. Mullen. Term ends in 1955. 

Frederick Deane. Term ends in 1956. 

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 without 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 County 
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. 



110 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

LICENSING BOARD. 
Office, 24 Province Street, eighth, floor. 
[Stat. 1906, Chap. 291; Stat. 1909, Chap. 423; Stat. 1918, Chap. 259; 
Stat. 1921, Chap. 59; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 392 and 485; Stat. 1926, 
Chap. 299; Stat. 1933, Chaps. 97, 284 and 376 (Chap. 376 is now 
the new Chap. 138 of the General Laws); General Laws, Chap. 140, 
§§ 2 and 202.] 

[Note: Roller skating rinks, merry-go-rounds, etc., were transferred 
to the Mayor's Office by Chap. 169 of the Acts of 1936. The licensing 
of the sale of denatured alcohol for mechanical, manufacturing, and 
chemical purposes, under Section 76 of Chap. 138 of the General 
Laws, was eliminated by Section 43 of Chap. 440 of the Acts of 1935.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Mary E. Driscoll, Chairman. 
William T. Molloy, Secretary. 

THE BOARD. 

Walter R. Meins. Term ends in 1952. 
Mary E. Driscoll. Term ends in 1954. 
Timothy F. Tobin. Term ends in 1956. 

The Licensing Board for the City of Boston was established by Statutes 
of 1906, Chapter 291. It consists of three members appointed by the 
Governor, with the advice and consent of the Council. They must be 
citizens of Boston who have resided in Boston for at least two years pre- 
ceding the date of their appointment. The two principal political parties 
must be represented on the Board and the term of the members is fixed 
at six years after the first appointment, which was for six, four, and 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 rela- 
tive to intoxicating liquors (now called alcoholic beverages), innholders, 
common victuallers, billiard and pool tables, sippio tables, bowling alleys, 
intelligence offices, picnic groves, and skating rinks. By Chapter 169 
of the Acts of 1936 skating rinks are now licensed by the Licensing Division 
of the Mayor's office. 

The fee fixed by Section 202 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws is 
not less than $2 for each class of license, with the exception of licenses 
for common victuallers and innholders. The fees for common victualler 
and innholder licenses were fixed by Section 2, Chapter 140, of the General 
Laws, at not more than $5 for each license. By statutory authority the 
City Council has fixed the fee of $10 for common victuallers and $25 
for innholders without alcoholic beverages; with alcoholic beverages, 
innholder's fee is $5. 

By Statutes of 1909, Chap. 423, the Board was given the right to issue 
licenses to "Sunday dealers in ice cream, or confectionery, or soda water 
or fruit," the fee for such licenses not to exceed $6. 



LICENSING BOARD. Ill 

The City Council has fixed the fee of $15 for common victuallers, 
$6 for Sunday dealers in ice cream, or confectionery, or soda water or 
fruit, and a fee of $3 for retail vendors of soft drinks. 

By Statutes of 1918, Chap. 259, the Board was granted the right to 
issue licenses to lodging houses. No fee was to be charged. By Statutes 
of 1921, Chap. 59, a fee of not more than $2 was allowed, if established 
by the City Council. In 1952 the City Council established the fee for 
lodging houses as follows: up to 9 rooms $5; 10 to 19 rooms, $10; 20 rooms 
and over $25. 

By Statutes of 1922, Chap. 392, the Board was given the right to license 
"retail vendors of soft drinks." The fee for such license was not to 
exceed $1. By statutory authority the City Council has fixed the fee of 
$3 for such license. 

By Statutes of 1922, Chap. 485, the " firearm" law was amended, giving 
the licensing of vendors of firearms to this Board. The law relates to 
the renting, selling or leasing of firearms, and the word firearms includes 
a pistol, revolver or other weapon from which a shot or bullet can be 
discharged, and of which the length of barrel not including any revolving, 
detachable or magazine breech does not exceed twelve inches, and a 
machine gun irrespective of the length of the barrel. It does not include 
antique firearms incapable of use, nor sales of firearms at wholesale. The 
fee for such license to be fixed by the Board not to exceed $15. 

By Statutes of 1926, Chap. 299, the Board was given the right to grant 
entertainment licenses in places where such entertainment was carried on 
in conjunction with sale for cash of food or drink six days of week but not 
on Sundays. No fee was to be charged to common victuallers and inn- 
holders carrying on such entertainment, but a fee of $5 could be charged to 
persons selling drinks who carried on an entertainment. Entertainments 
consist of dancing, music, cabaret, or amusements. 

By Chapter 284 of the Acts of 1933, the Board was given authority to 
grant victuallers' licenses to clubs, societies, associations or other organiza- 
tions which dispense food and beverages on their premises, to their stock- 
holders or members and their guests and to none others. 

By Chapter 376 of the Acts of 1933, now Chapter 138 of the General 
Laws, the Board was given the authority to issue alcoholic beverage 
licenses to common victuallers, innholders, taverns, clubs and retail 
package stores, and to suspend or revoke the same after a hearing. 

Note: Chapter 120 of the Acts of 1933, which gave the Board authority 
to issue non-alcoholic beverage licenses containing not more than 3.2 per 
cent of alcohol, was repealed when the new alcoholic law (Chap. 376) was 
enacted. Any 3.2 licensee could carry on his business until May 1, 1934; 
or could surrender his license and get a refund, or a credit on the fee paid 
for an alcoholic beverage license. 

By Chapter 183 of the Acts of 1946, the Board was given the authority 
to charge a fee, not exceeding one dollar, for the issuance of a duplicate of 
any license granted and issued by said Board. 

By Statute of 1949, Chapter 361, the Board was given the right to 
license mechanical amusement devices and regulate the operation thereof. 



112 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



THE FRANKLIN FOUNDATION. 

[Stat. 1905, Chap. 488; Stat. 1908, Chap. 569; Stat. 1927, Chap. 40; 
C. C, Chap. 48, § 5.] 

MEMBERS OF THE CORPORATION OF THE FRANKLIN FOUNDATION. 

Alexander Macomber, President. 
Robert A. Leeson, Vice-President. 
Rev. Charles E. Park, Secretary. 
Charles E. Cottinq, Treasurer. 

John B. Hynes, Mayor of Boston {ex officio). 

Rev. Duncan Howlett, Congregational Minister {ex officio). 

Rev. William H. Denney, Presbyterian Minister {ex officio). 

Rev. Charles R. Peck, Episcopalian Minister {ex officio). 

Alexander Macomber, Charles E. Cotting, Robert A. Leeson, 

J. Arthur Moriarty, Noel Morss, Appointed by the Supreme 

Judicial Court. 

Franklin Technical Institute, Corner Appleton and Berkeley Streets. 
Brackett K. Thorogood, Director. 

The Franklin Foundation is incorporated under Chapter 569 of the 
Acts of 1908, a board of twelve citizens being named therein who control 
the Franklin Fund and having the standing of a City department with 
the object of maintaining the Franklin Technical Institute as an inde- 
pendent technical institute for adults. 

The Franklin Fund is the proceeds of a bequest of one thousand pounds 
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 
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. 



FRANKLIN FOUNDATION. 113 

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 ({§£ of the fund) was paid to the City Treasurer, for "the 
purchase of land and the erection thereon of the Franklin Technical In- 
stitute and for the equipment of the same." Owing to a series of com- 
plications the money remained in the custody of the Treasurer. Mayor 
Collins, in 1902, caused a petition of the City to be filed in the Supreme 
Court, praying for instructions as to the authority of the persons then 
acting as Managers of the fund. The Court rendered an opinion Novem- 
ber 25, 1903 (184 Mass. 373, page 43), to the effect that the three ministers 
were Managers of the fund under Franklin's will, but that the Aldermen 
did not succeed the "Selectmen" as Managers and had no powers with 
reference to it. The Court, under its general power to care for public 
charitable 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 November 17, 1927, $100,000 was received by the Foundation from 
the estate of the late James J. Storrow, the income to be used for main- 
tenance of Franklin Technical Institute. 

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 
Franklin Technical Institute Building was erected at the corner of Apple- 
ton and Berkeley Streets. In 1908 the Franklin Fund Managers became 
the Franklin Foundation by special act of the legislature. It was opened 
in September, 1908, as a Technical Institute to train young men and 
women for positions of supervision in industry. In 1941 the name was 
legally changed to Franklin Technical Institute. It is maintained partly 
by tuition fees ($283,633.50 for the fiscal year 1951), and income 
from the above mentioned Funds (i. e., the Andrew Carnegie Donation 
and the Storrow bequest). The building contains 12 classrooms; 5 
draughting rooms, and 6 shops and 9 laboratories. 939 adult students 
received instruction at evening sessions and 264 in day courses during 
the school year 1951. There is also an auditorium with a seating 
capacity of 927. The building, with equipment, cost $436,970.59. 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 Fund (Second Part) will become available in 1991. 



114 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

GEORGE ROBERT WHITE FUND. 
Office, 45 City Hall. 
Trustees, 1952. 
John B. Hynes, Mayor, Chairman. 
Gabriel F. Piemonte, President, Boston City Council. 
Charles J. Fox, Auditor, Secretary. 

Paul Rothwell, President, Boston Chamber of Commerce. 
James M. Hoy, President, Bar Association of the City of Boston. 



James J. McCarthy, Manager. 
George L. Driscoll, Assistant Manager. 

The late George Robert White, who died in Boston, January 27, 1922, 
left the residue of his estate to the City of Boston to be held as a per- 
manent charitable trust fund, "the net income only to be used for creating 
works of public utility and beauty, for the use and enjoyment of the 
inhabitants of the City of Boston." 

The control and management of the fund is in the hands of a board of 
five trustees, consisting of the Mayor as Chairman, the President of the 
City Council, the City Auditor, the President of the Boston Chamber of 
Commerce and the President of the Bar Association of the City of Boston. 

At a meeting of the Trustees held on Tuesday, April 5, 1938, it was 
unanimously voted that the services of a paid Manager be engaged. In 
accordance with this vote the custody, care, control and management of 
all real estate constituting a part of the George Robert White Fund is 
now in the hands of a Manager; all legal matters are attended to by the 
Corporation Counsel; all financial disbursements and investments are 
in the hands of the City Treasurer; all collections and receipts are handled 
by the City Collector; and the examination of all bills and demands 
rendered against the Fund, together with the approval of all expenditures- 
and the auditing of all accounts, rests with the City Auditor. 

Health Units have been provided at Baldwin Place and North Margin 
Street in the North End, at Paris and Emmons Streets, East Boston, at 
Dorchester and West Fourth Streets, South Boston, at Blue Hill Avenue 
and Savin Street, Roxbury, at High and Elm Streets, Charlestown, at 
Blossom and Parkman Streets, West End, at Whittier and Hampshire 
Streets, Roxbury, in the hope of being able, by proper instruction, to 
better the living and health conditions of the communities in the con- 
gested districts. 

A Prado has been established at Hanover and Unity streets in the 
North End, to provide an open air space for the residents of the North 
End. In 1935, the Trustees voted to change the name of the Prado to 
Paul Revere Mall. 

In the spring of 1936 the Trustees voted to establish a wading pool 
and locker building in the yard in the rear of the Whittier Street Health 
Unit, Roxbury. The wading pool and locker building have since been in 
full operation for the use and enjoyment of the inhabitants of the City. 



GEORGE ROBERT WHITE FUND. 115 

In the summer of 1936 the Trustees voted to have thirteen memorial 
bronze tablets fabricated and placed in the walls of the Paul Revere Mall 
in the North End. The inscriptions to be placed on these tablets in- 
volved considerable research work and as a consequence these tablets 
were not completed until the summer of 1940. This was done as an im- 
provement to the Mall. 

On January 27, 1940, the Trustees voted to purchase an equestrian 
statue of Paul Revere — made by Cyrus E. Dallin, sculptor — to be 
placed in the Paul Revere Mall in the North End, as an addition and 
further improvement in accordance with provision of the will. 

On September 22, 1940, the Trustees dedicated the thirteen bronze 
tablets and the statue of Paul Revere at the Paul Revere Mall in the 
North End. 

In the summer of 1941 the Trustees voted to establish a number of 
play spaces, fully equipped, in various sections of the City from the 
Income of the Fund, for the use and enjoyment of children under 12 years 
of age. It was voted to establish the first four play spaces at the following 
locations: 

Pitts and Hale Streets, in the West End. 
London and Decatur Streets, in East Boston. 
Troy and Rochester Streets, in the South End. 
King and Roxbury Streets, in Roxbury. 
This chain of play spaces consists of the most modern architecture : 
Wading pools, play-yard equipment, concrete seats, concrete sandboxes, 
etc., and is a great asset to the City. 

Starting in the spring of 1946 and ending in the fall of 1949 the Trustees 
of the Fund voted to establish the following projects from the Income of 
the Fund: 

Health Unit at Central avenue and Elm street, Hyde Park. 
Health Unit at Blue Hill avenue and Harvard street, Dorchester. 
Swimming Pool, Diving Pool and Locker Building, Doherty 

Heights, Charlestown. 
Schoolboy Stadium in Franklin Park. 
War Memorial Center in the Fens. 

Swimming Pool, Diving Pool and Locker Building, Commercial 
street, North End Park. 



BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY. 
Office, 230 Congress Street. 

[Stat. 1935, Chap. 449; Stat. 1938, Chap. 484; Stat. 1946, Chap. 574; 
Stat. 1948, Chap. 200.] 

Appointed by Mayor and City Council. 
John Carroll, Vice Chairman. Term ends in 1952. 

Joseph J. Benkert, Treasurer. Term ends in 1953. 

James J. Mahar, Chairman. Term ends in 1955. 

Owen A. Gallagher. Term ends in 1956. 



116 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Appointed by the Massachusetts State Housing Board. 
Cornelius T. Kiley. Term ends in 1954. 

Francis X. Lane, Administrator. 

The Boston Housing Authority, established in accordance with the 
Housing Authority Law of the Commonwealth, consists of five members, 
who may be compensated at the rate of $25 per day for the Chairman, 
and $20 per day for a member other than the Chairman. As the terms 
of the members expire, successors are appointed by the same appointive 
power for terms of five years. 

The Authority is charged with investigation to determine the un- 
sanitary and sub-standard housing conditions existing within its juris- 
diction which cannot readily be remedied by private enterprise, and the 
clearance, replanning and reconstruction of such areas in accordance 
with the terms of Chapter 574 of the Acts of 1946. With the approval 
of the State Housing Board and the Mayor, it is empowered to enter 
into agreement with any agency of Government for assistance, financial 
or otherwise, to remedy such sub-standard conditions. 

Eight Federally Aided Developments consisting of 6,483 units in the 
City are now operated by the Authority. All of them with the exception 
of the Development in the Bay View section of South Boston, are operated 
for the housing of low-income families, preference being given to veterans 
and servicemen. The Development in the Bay View section which was 
constructed by the Authority was subsequently sold to the Federal Gov- 
ernment to house war workers. It is operated by the Authority, under 
lease from the Federal Government, and tenancy is now restricted to 
veterans and servicemen with families. Old Harbor Village, South Boston, 
the only Development built by the Federal Government, is now leased to 
the Authority to house low-income tenants. Approval has been given 
under the Housing Act of 1949 to construct 4,000 dwellings. 

Acting under the provisions of Chapters 372 and 568 of the Acts of 
1946 as amended, the City of Boston, acting by and through the Authority, 
provided distressed veterans and servicemen with 763 temporary dwelling 
units of which 175 are still tenanted, the balance being now demolished. 

Also acting under the provisions of Chapters 372 and 568 of the Acts of 
1946 as amended by Chapter 479 of the Acts of 1947, the Authority has 
provided 991 permanent one- and two-family homes, as well as 319 multiple 
dwellings for veterans of World War II. These are rented to veterans at 
reasonable rents provided that no later than one year after the termination 
of the emergency period, unless a postponement to a later date has been 
approved by the State Housing Board, such dwelling units shall be offered 
for sale at their fair market value and disposed of as rapidly as is consistent 
with sound business judgment. 

The City of Boston has appropriated $20,000,000 for the purpose of 
carrying out this program. 

The basic Massachusetts Housing Authority Law was amended in 
1948 by Chapter 200. This legislation provides for State aid to local 



SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT HOUSE COMMISSION. 117 

authorities in building homes for families of low income by means of 
State guarantee of the principal and interest on local housing authority- 
notes or bonds issued for this purpose and annual subsidy by the State 
not to exceed 2\ per cent of total development costs, for 40 years. 
Fifty-nine million dollars have been earmarked for the City of Boston 
under this program which it is estimated will provide some 4,389 apart- 
ments. Veterans of World War II, and other veterans with families of 
low income, receive preference in this program in that order. 

Under this legislation, 2,440 multiple dwelling units have been built 
and occupied. There are 526 units under construction and 1,423 in the 
planning stage. 

The Housing Act of 1949 also provides for loans and capital grants 
to assist cities and towns in clearance of slum areas and the redevelop- 
ment of such areas in accordance with a general plan to be adopted by 
the City of Boston. The Authority is the local agency charged with the 
duties of carrying out the provisions of the act in Boston. 



SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT HOUSE COMMISSION. 

Office, Room 318, New Court House. 

[Stat. 1939, Chap. 383.] 

Thomas P. McDavitt (Appointed by the Governor), Chairman. 

Arthur J. Santry (Appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial 

Court). 
Frederick R. Sullivan, Sheriff of Suffolk County. 

The Commission chooses its own Chairman and its own Secretary. 
Its members receive no compensation for their services. 

The Commission was established by Special Act of the Legislature, 
for the care, custody and control of the Suffolk County Court House , 
and is required to appoint a Custodian and such other officers as it may 
deem necessary for the proper operation of the building, and to determine 
their term or terms of service. 

The Commission succeeded to the authority given to the Sheriff of 
Suffolk County over the Suffolk County Court House, in Chapter 525 
of the Acts of 1922, and took over the management and control of the 
Court House upon its completion during 1939, by the Special Commis- 
sion created under Chapter 474 of the Acts of 1935 for providing additional 
accommodations and facilities for the Suffolk County Court House. 

A thirty per cent contribution by the Commonwealth to the annual 
costs and charges of maintenance and operation of the Court House began 
in the calendar year 1939 when the additional Court House enlargements 
and improvements, made under authority of Chapter 474 of the Acts of 
1935, were "substantially completed" and in "actual use," and the re- 
maining seventy per cent is paid by the City of Boston. While the 
Commonwealth now pays thirty per cent of the operating costs of the 
Court House, it has taken no part in its operations, other than the exercise 
of its authority in the make-up of the Commission in charge. 



118 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

BOSTON METROPOLITAN DISTRICT. 
73 Tremont Street. 
[Stat. 1929, Chap. 383.] 
Trustees Appointed by the Governor. 
Henky G. Gomperts, Chairman, Boston, 1959. 
Francis A. Crottt, Arlington, 1953. 
Harry P. Grages, Boston, 1955. 
William H. Reardon, Jr., Treasurer, Cambridge, 1957. 

Trustee Appointed by Mayor of Boston. 
Charles A. Birmingham, Clerk, Boston, 1953. 



OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION IN BOSTON. 

[Stat. 1877, Chap. 222, §§ 1, 2.] 

The Mayor, ex officio, Councilors William J. Foley, Jr. and Hon, 
John E. Kerrigan, Managers on the part of the City of Boston. 

The association is managed by a Board of Managers, consisting of 
seventeen 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. 



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 January ^ 
one appointed by the Governor and one by the Mayor. 

William H. Flynn, Director. Appointed by the Mayor. 



MASSACHUSETTS MARKET AUTHORITY. 
73 Tremont Street. 
[Stat. 1950, Chap. 748.] 

MEMBERS appointed by the governor. 
Arthur V. Sullivan, Chairman. Boston, Term ends in 1952. 
William F. Hurley. Boston, Term ends in 1953. 

Daniel J. Hart. Chelmsford, Term ends in 1954. 

James P. White. Winchester, Term ends in 1955. 

member appointed by the mayor. 
Maxwell Shapiro. Boston, Term ends in 1955. 

EX OFFICIO 

Henry T. Broderick, Commissioner of Agriculture, Sterling. 
William J. Galvin, Director of Markets for City of Boston, Boston. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 119 

COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

All debts and expenses of the County of Suffolk are borne by the City of 
Boston, unless otherwise specified. 

County Commissioners for the County of Suffolk. — The Matok and City 
Council of Boston. 

County Auditor. — Charles J. Fox. 
County Treasurer. — Daniel M. Driscoll. 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY. 

Room 627, New 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. — William J. Foley. Elected by the people in 1950 
for term of four years ending January, 1955. 

Assistant. — Frederick T. Doyle. 
Assistant. — Garrett H. Byrne. 
Assistant. — Joseph A. Sullivan. 
Assistant. — Edward M. Sullivan. 
Assistant. — Frank J. Hickey. 
Assistant. — Gerald Miraldi. 
Assistant. — John F. McAuliffe. 
Assistant. — William I. Hennessey. 
Assistant. — Hyman F. Goldman. 
Assistant. — Ralph S. Bernard. 
Assistant. — George E. McGunigle. 
Assistant. — John J. Sullivan. 
Assistant. — William J. Foley, Jr. 

LAND COURT. 

Room 408, Old Court House. 
Judge. — John E. Fenton. Appointed by the Governor. 
Associate Judge. — Joseph R. Cotton. Appointed by the Governor. 
Associate Judge. — Edward McPartlin. Appointed by the Governor. 
Recorder. — Sybil H. Holmes. Appointed by the Governor for term 
of five years ending October 9, 1953. 

INDEX COMMISSIONERS. 

The Board of Index Commissioners was abolished and the powers and 
duties of said Board were transferred to the Register of Deeds by Chap. 
250 of the Acts of 1952. 



120 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

REGISTER OF DEEDS. 

5th Floor, Old Court House. 
[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. — Leo J. Sullivan. Elected by the people in 1946. 

Term ends in January, 1953. The Register is ex officio Assistant 

Recorder of the Land Court. 
First Assistant Register. — Joseph D. Coughlin. Appointed by the 

Register. 
Second Assistant Register. — John J. Mahoney. Appointed by the Register 
Third Assistant Register. — Daniel C. Danick. Acts of 1947. Chap. 352. 

SHERIFF AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS. 

Room 102, New Court House. 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 37; Stat. 1910, Chap. 373; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 269, 
Stat. 1922, Chap. 525.] 

Sheriff. — Frederick R. Sullivan. Term ends first Wednesday in January, 
1957. 

Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Jailer and Special Sheriff. — William J. McMorrow. 

Deputy Sheriffs for Service of Writs. — John J. Horgan, Peter F. Tague, Jr., 
John J. Casey, Harry I. Timilty, Margaret C. Long, Peter J. Fitz- 
gerald, William J. McMorrow, John E. S. Prendergast and Theodore 
H. O'Brien. Paid by fees. 

COURTS AND COURT OFFICIALS. 
Offices in New Court House, Pemberton Square, except as otherwise 
specified. 

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. 

Chief Justice. — Stanley E. Qua. 

Associate Justices. — Henry T. Lummus, James J. Ronan, Raymond S. Wil- 

kins, John V. Spalding, Harold P. Williams, Edward A. Counihan, Jr. 
Clerk for the Commonwealth. — Frederick L. Quinlan. Appointed by the 

Court. 
Clerk for the County of Suffolk. — Chester A. Dolan, Jr. Elected. 
First Assistant Clerk. — Frank H. Hallett. 
Second Assistant Clerk. — Daniel D. Donnelly. 
Reporter of Decisions. — Grant M. Palmer, Jr. Appointed by the Court. 

SUPERIOR COURT. 

Chief Justice. — John P. Higgins. 

Associate Justices. — Edward T. Broadhurst, Walter L. Collins, Daniel T. 

O'Connell, Raoul H. Beaudreau, Edward F. Hanify, Frank J. 

Donahue, Lewis Goldberg, John E. Swift, Vincent Brogna, George F. 

Leary, Thomas H. Dowd, Joseph L. Hurley, Francis J. Good. 

Jesse W. Morton, William C. Giles, Paul G. Kirk, Felix Forte. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 121 

Joseph E. Warner, John V. Sullivan, Eugene A. Hudson, Edward J. 
Voke, Frank J. Murray, Daniel D. O'Brien, Horace T. Cahill, 
Frank E. Smith, Charles Fairhurst, Charles A. Rome, David G. 
Nagle, John H. Meagher, Wilfred J. Paquet. 
Note. — There is one vacancy. 

For Civil Business. 

Clerk. — Thomas Dorgan. Elected by the people in 1946. Term ends 
first Wednesday in January, 1953. 

Assistant Clerks.— Edward J. Kelley, First Assistant, D. Pulsifer Colville, 
Francis P. Murphy, Leo A. Reed, Joseph R. Cleary, Harry F. Kiley, 
Richard A. McLaughlin, Thomas F. Stanton, Joseph E. Sullivan, 
Francis P. Concannon, Thomas F. Brophey, Mary G. Murphy, 
Joseph F. Toomey, John I. Lane. 

For Criminal Business. 

Clerk. — William M. Prendible. Elected by the people in 1946. Term 
ends first Wednesday in January, 1953. 

Assistant Clerks. — John H. Casey, Edward V. Keating, Albert H. Hines, 
John P. Swift, James B. Gibbons, Martin J. Lee, Edward P. 
Bacigalupo, Arthur Tacelli, Joseph Mellen, Henry J. Pritchard, Harry 
Ginsberg. 

(probate court and court of insolvency.) 
2nd Floor, Old Court House. 
1st Foor, Registry of Probate. 

[Gen. Laws, Chaps. 215-217; Stat. 1904, Chap. 455; Stat. 1910, Chap. 373; 

Stat. 1912, Chap. 585; Stat. 1913, Chap. 791; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 

269; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 486, 487; Stat. 1922, Chap. 532.] 
Judges. — Frederick J. Dillon, John V. Mahoney, Robert Gardiner 

Wilson, Jr. 
Register. — Arthur W. Sullivan. 
Assistant Register. — John A. Griffin. 
Second Assistant Register. — Mary W. Daly. 
Third Assistant Register. — Henry J. Allen. 
Fourth Assistant Register. — Joseph J. Cummings. 
Fifth Assistant Register. — James E. Pumphret. 

The judges of Probate are appointed by the Governor. They and the 
six other officials of this Court are paid by the State. 

MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY OF 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; 



122 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Gen. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 69, 71, 109, 195, 261, 263; Gen. Stat. 1917, 
Chaps. 262, 330; Gen. Stat. 1918, Chap. 250; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 553, 
614; Stat. 1921, Chap. 284; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 309, 399, 532.] 

Chief Justice. — Davis B. Keniston. 

Associate Justices. — Joseph T. Zottoli, Elijah Adlow, Daniel J. Gillen, 

Joseph Riley, Frank W. Tomasello, Jennie Loitman Barron, Jacob 

Lewiton, George W. Roberts. 
Special Justices. — John G. Brackett, Leo P. Doherty, Jacob Spiegel, 

Abraham B. Casson, Elias F. Shamon, Raymond P. Delano. 
All judges are appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by 
the Executive Council. 

For Civil Business. 
Room 374, Old Court House. 

Clerk. — John E. Hurley. Appointed by the Governor. 

First Assistant Clerk. — Roger W. Brown. 

Assistant Clerks. — William F. Blakeman, Joseph L. Pierce, George F. 
Devine, Charles F. Gardella, Edward H. Barry, George A. Rochford, 
Joseph M. Lee, Simon Queen, John S. Feeney, Ralph Pullo, Jr., 
Frank J. Fitzwilliam. Appointed by the Clerk of the Court with 
the approval of the Justices. 

For Criminal Business. 
Room 411, New Court House. 
Clerk. — Daniel J. Lynch. Appointed by the Governor. 
First Assistant Clerk. — Paul W. Carey. 

Assistant Clerks. — George W. Herman, James F. Hardy, Edwin A. 
Chalmers, Theodore J. Stavredes, James F. Monahan, Robert J. 
McDonough, John M. Coyne, James E. Clark. Appointed by the 
Clerk of the Court with the approval of the Justices. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, BRIGHTON DISTRICT. 

Chestnut Hill Avenue. 
Justice. — Thomas H. Connelly. 
Special Justice. — John J. Sullivan. 
Clerk. — Mary C. Daly. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — Margaret A. Daly. 
Second Assistant Clerk. — James L. Dunn. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT. 

New Municipal Building, City Square. 
Justice. — John F. Gilmore. 
Special Justice. — James J. Mellen. 

Clerk. — James J. Mullen. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — George E. Irving. 
Second Assistant Clerk. — James H. O'Donnell. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 123 

MUNICIPAL COURT, DORCHESTER DISTRICT. 

Washington Street and Melville Avenue. 

Justice. — William G. Lynch. 

Special Justices. — Sadie L. Shulman, David A. Rose. 

Clerk. — John P. Holland. Appointed by the Governor. 

Assistant Clerk. — Thomas F. Reilly. 

Second Assistant Clerk. — Jenny S. Thurlow. 

Third Assistant Clerk. — Mary I. O'Brien. 

EAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT. 

Meridian and Paris Streets. 

Justice. — Charles J. Brown. 

Special Justices. — Anthony A. Centracchio, Augustus Loschi. 

Clerk. — William H. Barker. Appointed by the Governor. 

First Assistant Clerk. — John Ligotti. 

Second Assistant Clerk. — Grace M. Dalton. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, ROXBURY DISTRICT. 

Roxbury Street. 

Justice. — Charles I. Taylor. 

Special Justices. — Samuel Eisenstadt, Edward O. Gourdin. 

Clerk. — John F. Aspell. Appointed by the Governor. 

First Assistant Clerk. — Henry F. Ryder. 

Second Assistant Clerk. — John I. Sullivan. 

Third Assistant Clerk. — Kenneth E. Light. 

Fourth Assistant Clerk. — John A. D'Arcy. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT. 

Municipal Building, East Broadway. 

Justice. — Leo H. Leary. 

Special Justice. — Thomas E. Linehan. 

Clerk. — John E. Flaherty. Appointed by the Governor. 

Assistant Clerk. — Raymond J. Dodds. 

Second Assistant Clerk. — William C. McDonough. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, WEST ROXBURT DISTRICT, INCLUDING HYDE PARK. 

Morton Street, Forest Hills. 

Justice. — Daniel W. Casey. 

Special Justices. — Bert E. Holland, Frank S. Deland and Andrew J t 

Macdonnell. 
Clerk. — George B. Stebbins. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk. — William E. Corkum. 
Second Assistant Clerk. — Agnes M. Boyle. 



124 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

BOSTON JUVENILE COURT. 

Room 168, Old Court House. 
[Chap. 334, Acts of 1903; Chap. 489, Acts of 1906; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 

255; Stat. 1922, Chap. 399.] 
Justice. — John J. Connelly. 

Special Justices. — Philip Rubenstein, G. Bruce Robinson. 
Clerk. — John T. Lane. 

Chapter 489 of the Acts of 1906, establishing a court to be known as 
the Boston Juvenile Court for the "Care, Custody and Discipline of 
Juvenile Offenders," provides for the transfer to said court of the juris- 
dictions, 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 jurisdiction of the Court has been increased from time to time so 
that, at the present time, the Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the 
Boston Municipal Court over adults who commit the offences of Con- 
tributing to the Delinquency of Children under the age of 17 and against 
parents for neglect of minor children, and against parents for failing to 
have children attend school. 

The Justice, Special Justices and Clerk of this Court are appointed by 
the Governor. 

Probation Officers. 
[Stat. 1880, Chap. 129, § 1; P. S. 212, § 74; Stat. 1882, Chap. 125; Stat. 

1891, Chap. 356, §§ 1, 6; Stat. 1892, Chaps. 242, 276, §§ 1, 3; Stat. 

1897, Chap. 266, §§ 1, 3; Stat. 1898, Chap. 511, §§ 1, 2; R. L. Chap. 

217, §§ 81, 92; Stat. 1905, Chap. 295; Stat. 1906, Chaps. 329, 489, 

§ 6; Stat. 1907, Chaps. 223, 261; Stat. 1908, Chaps. 190, 637; Stat. 

1909, Chap. 216; Stat. 1910, Chaps. 332, 479; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 116, 

470; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 648, § 2, 664; Stat. 1913, Chap. 612, § 1; 

Stat. 1915, Chaps. 89, § 1, 254, § 1; Stat. 1936, Chap. 360; Stat. 1937, 

Chap. 186; Stat. 1947, Chaps. 566, § 1, 639, 655; Stat. 1948, Chap. 

640.] Acts of 1949, Chapter 783, has amended the above. Chaps. 

513, 531, Acts of 1950; Chapter 774, Acts of 1951. 
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. 
Acts of 1949, Chapter 783: 

These officers are appointed by the judges of the respective criminal 
courts to ascertain all facts relating to the offenders brought before the 
courts. The chief justice of the municipal court of the city of Boston, 
subject to the approval of the associate justices thereof, and the justice 
of each other district court and of the Boston juvenile court, with the 
written approval of the administrative committee of the district courts, 
who shall consult the board of probation relative thereto, may appoint 
such male and female probation officers as they may respectively from 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 125 

time to time deem necessary for their respective courts. In the per- 
formance of their official duties they have all the powers of police officers. 

MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Chief Probation Officer. — Joseph W. Crockwell. 

First Assistant Chief Probation Officer. — Thomas G. Davis. 

Second Assistant Chief Probation Officer. — Florence G. Rice. 

Medical Director. — Anna E. Parker, M. D. 

Assistant Medical Director. — H. Bernard Fisher. 

Deputy Probation Officer. — John J. Collins. 

Deputy Probation Officer. — Marion L. Carlin. 

Probation Officers. 

John P. Bogan, A. Arthur Capone, Samuel J. Collis, Francis L. Col- 
poys, James E. Flavin, Frederick W. Hall, Albert L. Hoskins, Robert T. 
Hughes, John B. Magaldi, Hyman Mann, John F. McCarthy, Oswald J. 
McCourt, George J. McDonnell, Henry L. McNulty, Bruce A. Stevens, 
Maurice A. Sullivan, Catherine G. Carey, Margaret E. Conley, Mary E. 
Craven, Rosalind Joffe, Alice D. Keating, Veronica L. McCormack. 

BOSTON JUVENILE COURT. 

Chief Probation Officer. — Edward J. O' Mara. 
Assistant Chief Probation Officer. — Charles Eliot Sands. 

Joseph P. Shea, Joseph P. Connolly, Katherine M. O'Brien and Mar- 
garet V. Sullivan. Nurse, Elizabeth F. Powers. 

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT COURTS. 

Brighton. — William F. Maloney, Marian O'Donnell. Charlestown. — 
Chief Probation Officer, Joseph H. Burns, William D. Sweeney, William 
L. Meade. Chelsea. — Chief Probation Officer, Fred W. Proctor, Lillian A. 
Evans, John J. Keough. Dorchester. — Chief Probation Officer, Matthew 
T. Connolly, Rosalind M. Fitzgerald (Juvenile), Bernard Harmon, Mary 
L. McLoughlin. East Boston. — Chief Probation Officer, Frederick L. 
O'Brien, James A. Sartori (Juvenile), Margaret H. Wilson. Roxbury. — 
Chief Probation Officer, Thomas M. Gemelli, Assistant Chief 
Probation Officer, Edward A. Fallon, Donald B. Akerstrom, John M. 
Teehan, Randolph Glover, Kathryn M. Quealy, William H. Murray, 
Elizabeth D. Kingston, Thomas F. Monahan, Bristow A. Warley, Vivian 
J. Daniels, Malcolm L. Weymouth. South Boston. — Chief Probation 
Officer, Patrick J. Hurley, Elsie H. Wall, Joseph J. Galligan, Evelyn G. 
Byrne. West Roxbury. — Chief Probation Officer, Edward P. Hayes, 
Arthur E. Paul (Juvenile), Frank J. Garrity. 

SUPERIOR COURT. 

Chief Probation Officer. — Henry C. McKenna. 

Edward A. Griffin, Deputy Chief Probation Officer, William A. Maloney, 
James E. Donovan, Ralph L. Countie, John J. Moriarty, Charles H. 
Sullivan, John J. O'Connor, Samuel O. Smith, Alice B. Monks, Emma L. 
Crowley, Mary C. Smith, Phyllis M. Driscoll, John F. Feeney. 



126 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

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 Southern, 
by a line beginning at the junction of the Brookline line with Huntington 
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, Dor- 
chester avenue, Dorchester street, East Fourth and G streets to the harbor. 
Medical Examiners. — Northern District, William J. Brickley, M.D., 524 
Commonwealth avenue, Boston. Term ends in 1956. Southern 
District, Richard Ford, M.D., 21 Richwood street, West Roxbury; 
Term ends in 1957. 
Associate Medical Examiners. — Michael A. Luongo, M.D., 8 Woodland 
road, Jamaica Plain, 30. Term ends in 1956. Orville T. Bailey, 
M.D., 14 Autumn street, Roxbury. Term ends in 1957. 
Each is appointed by the Governor for a term of seven years. 
Northern District Mortuary is located at 18 North Grove street. 
Southern District Mortuary is located on City Hospital grounds. 



Miscellaneous Municipal 
Activities 



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MUNICIPAL EMPLOYMENT BUREAU. 
25 Church Street. 
Francis William Nyhan, Director. 
A free municipal service for unemployed residents of Boston. Male 
and female employees supplied, without fees, to all branches of business 
and industry. 
LI 2-8607. 



VETERANS' GRAVES REGISTRATION. 

Office, 36 City Hall. 
Frank T. Pedonti, Supervisor. 
The General Laws, Chapter 115, section 22, require all cities and towns 
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to have a veterans' graves 
registration officer; among his duties is the supervision of the grave of 
every honorably discharged veteran, in order that it may be suitably 
maintained and cared for. 



CITY OF BOSTON RECREATION BOARD. 
(Acts 1943, Chapter 451.) 
806 City Hall Annex. 

Members. Term 

Expires 

Albert West, Chairman. 65 Saratoga St., East Boston 1954 

Louis G. Maglio. 1127 Saratoga St., East Boston 1956 

Jane Minot. 83 Mt. Vernon St., Boston 1953 

O. Phillip Snowden. 151 Humboldt Ave., Roxbury 1955 

Frank R. Kelley, ex officio. 414 Columbia Rd. Dorchester. 

Appointed by the School Committee. 
Dr. Frederick J. Gillis. 324 Bellevue St., West Roxbury 1952 

Joseph Lee. 43 South Russell St., Boston 1952 



Frederick J. Gillis, Jr. 

79 St. Marks Rd. Dorchester, Superintendent 



Henry Lee Shattuck. Honorary Chairman 

Organization and Operation of the Boston Board of Recreation. 

The seven members of the Board serve without remuneration, but are 
empowered by the Act to employ such persons in such positions as may be 
necessary to carry out the duties of the Board. 



CITY OF BOSTON BOARD OF RECREATION. 131 

These duties and powers are as follows: 

To appoint a Superintendent. 

To hire necessary employees. 

To study recreation needs of the city and formulate plans for 
adequately distributed, coordinated and diversified recreational 
services. 

To encourage establishment of voluntary committees to advise and 
cooperate with the Board with respect to the operation and super- 
vision of neighborhood play areas. 

To submit recommendations to any licensing authority. 

To consult from time to time with any city department or agency 
empowered to provide recreational services or having jurisdiction 
over premises and facilities which may be used for recreation in 
relation to recreational services or premises and facilities provided 
by such departments and in relation to recreational services formu- 
lated by the Board. 

To receive from such city departments or agencies from time to 
time the management of such recreational services or the use of the 
premises and facilities under the control of said departments or 
agencies, together with such personnel as might be transferred. 

To provide and conduct recreational activities and supervise 
recreational premises and facilities delegated or made available to it 
by other city departments. 

To cooperate with and promote by advice, suggestion and other- 
wise, such voluntary or amateur organizations for recreation, enter- 
tainment or mutual improvement as shall meet its approval. 

To acquire and utilize recreational supplies and equipment and 
other supplies and equipment necessary for the conduct of its work. 

To report annually to the Mayor its activities during the preceding 
year, making such recommendations for the development of play- 
grounds and recreational facilities, including additions thereto, as it 
may deem advisable. 



members of 
City Government. 

1909-1952. 



MAYORS AND CERTAIN OTHER OFFICIALS SINCE 1822. 



ORATORS APPOINTED BY THE CITY SINCE 1771. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



James M. Curley, 
Daniel A. Whelton, 
Daniel J. Donnelly, 2 
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 2. 
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 5. 
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. 



1909. 

Mayor. 
GEORGE A. HIBBARD.i 

Aldermen. 
Frederick J. Brand, Chairman. 

James P. Timilty, 
J. Frank O'Hare, 
John J. Attridge, 
Charles L. Carr, 
Thomas J. Gibhn, 
Matthew Hale. 

John T. Priest, City Clerk. 



COTTNCTLMEN. 

George C. McCabe, President 
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 IS. 
Leo F. McCullough,' 
Stephen A. Welch, 
Coleman E. Kelly. 

Ward 14. 
Cornelius J. Fitzgerald, 
Thomas J. Casey, 
Joseph L. Collins. 

Ward 15. 
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 13. 
Daniel F. Cronin, 
Michael F. O'Brien. 
George Kenney. 

Ward 19. 
Peter A. Hoban, 
William J. Kohler, 
John J. Donovan. 

Ward 20. 
Charles T. Harding, 
Harry R. Cumming, 
William Smith, jr. 

Ward 21. 
William N. Hackett, 
John Ballantyne, 
Walter R. Meins. 

Ward 22. 
William H. Morgan, 
George Penshorn, 
Bernhard G. Krug. 

Ward 23. 
George W. Carruth, 
George W. Smith, 
Ward D. Prescott. 

Ward 24. 
Frank B. Crane, 
James A. Hart, 
Clifford C. Best. 

Ward 25. 

Edward C. Webster, 
George C. McCabe, 
Charles H. Warren. 



1 Elected for two years. "- Died June 23, 1909. 

'Resigned June 3, 1909. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



137 



19 10. 



Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 



Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 
City Council. 
"Walter Ballantyne, 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 



19 11 



Term Ends in 1914. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley, 
Earnest E. Smith. 



Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 

City Council. 
Walter L. Collins, President. 
Term Ends in 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins. 



Term Ends in 1912. 
James M. Curley, 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny. 



19 12. 



Term Ends in 1915. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny, 
John A. Coulthurst. 



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 1913. 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale, 
Walter L. Collins 



19 13 



Term Ends in 1916. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James A. Watson. 



Mayor. 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD. 

City Council. 
Thomas J. Kenny, President. 
Term Ends in 1915. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
Thomas J. Kenny, 
John A. Coulthurst. 



Term Ends in 1914. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
Timothy J. Buckley 
Earnest E. Smith. 



Term Ends in 1917. 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
George W. Coleman, 
William H. Woods. 



19 14. 

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 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 nine members. 



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Term Ends in 1918. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
John A. Coulthurst, 
Henry E. Hagan. 



19 15. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 
George W. Coleman, President. 

Term Ends in 1917. | Term Ends in 1916. 

George W. Coleman, John J. Attridge, 

Daniel J. McDonald, Walter L. Collins, 

William H. Woods.* I 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. 

19 16. 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 
City Council. 
Henry E. Hagan, President. 
Term Ends in 1918. 
Walter Ballantyne, 
John A. Coulthurst,* 
Henry E. Hagan. 



Term Ends in 1919. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James J. Storrow. 



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 
Lehy, October 17, to serve in his place for the remainder of the municipal year. 

19 17. 



Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
James A. Watson. 



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. 



19 18. 



Term Ends in 1921. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor. 
City Council. 
Walter L. Collins, President. 
I Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
I James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1919. 
John J. Attridge, 
Walter L. Collins, 
James J. Storrow 



19 19. 



Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 



ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor. 

City Council. 
Francis J. W. Ford, President. 
I Term Ends in 1921. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
I James T. Moriarty. 



Term Ends in 1920. 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
Daniel J. McDonald, 
James A. Watson. 



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139 



Term Ends in 1923. 
David J. Brickley, 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1924. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



Term Ends in 1925. 
John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
William J. Walsh. 



Term Ends in 1926. 
David J. Brickley, 
William C. S. Healey, 
James A. Watson. 



Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty, 
James T. Purcell, 



Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty, 
ames T. Purcell, 



1920. 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Matok. 
City Council. 
James T. Moriarty, President. 
Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 



Term Ends in 1921. 
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. 

1 922. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 
City Council. 
David J. Brickley, President. 
Term Ends in 1924. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 

1923. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 

Daniel W. Lane, President. 

Term Ends in 1925. 
John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
William J. Walsh. 

1924. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 
John A. Donoghue, President. 

1 David J. Brickley, 
William C. S. Healey, 
James A. Watson, 

1925. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 
James T. Moriarty, President. 

I David J. Brickley, i 

William C. S. Healey, 
James A. Watson, 



Term Ends in 1922. 
Walter L. Collins, 
John A. Donoghue, 
Edward F. McLaughlin. 



Term Ends in 1923 
David J. Brickley, 
Francis J. W. Ford, 
James A. Watson. 



Term Ends in 1924. 
Henry E. Hagan, 
Daniel W. Lane, 
James T. Moriarty. 



John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody, 
William J. Walsh. 



John A. Donoghue, 
George F. Gilbody^ 
William J. Walsh. 



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Timothy F. Donovan, 
Thomas H. Green, 
John I. Fitzgerald, 
Seth F. Arnold, 
Michael J. Mahoney, 
Henry Parkman, jr., 
William G, Lynch, 



1926. 

MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor. 
City Council. 
Charles G. Keene, President. 
John F. Dowd, 
Michael J. Ward, 
Walter J. Freeley, 
Edward L. Englert, 
Herman L. Bush, 
Joseph McGrath, 
Israel Ruby, 



Thomas W. McMahon, 
George F. Gilbody, 
Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 
Walter E.Wragg, 
Horace Guild, 
Frederic E. Dowling, 
John J. Heffernan. 



1927. 



Timothy F. Donovan, 
Thomas H. Green, 
John I. Fitzgerald, 
Seth F. Arnold, 
Michael J. Mahoney, 
Henry Parkman, jr., 
William G. Lynch, 



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor. 
City Council. 



John J. Heffernan, President. 
John F. Dowd, 
Michael J. Ward, 
Walter J. Freeley, 
Edward L. Englert, 
Herman L. Bush, 
Joseph McGrath, 
Israel Ruby, 



Thomas W. McMahon, 
George F. Gilbody, 
Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 
Walter E. Wragg, 
Horace Guild, 
Charles G. Keene, 
Frederic E. Dowling. 



1928. 



Timothy F. Donovan, 
John I. Fitzgerald, 
Seth F. Arnold, 
Henry Parkman, jr., 
Michael J. Mahoney, 
William G. Lynch, 
John F. Dowd, 



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor. 
City Council. 



Thomas H. Green, President. 
Michael J. Ward, 
Roger E. Deveney, 
William A. Motley, jr., 
Herman L. Bush, 
Frank E. Sullivan, 
Israel Ruby, 
Thomas W. McMahon, 



I Albert L. Fish, 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 
Peter J. Murphy, 
Peter A. Murray, 
Charles G. Keene, 
Frederic E. Dowling, 
Edward M. Gallagher. 



1929. 



Thomas H. Green, 
John I. Fitzgerald, 
Seth F. Arnold, 
Henry Parkman, jr., 
Michael J. Mahoney, 
William G. Lynch, 
John F. Dowd, 



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor. 

City Council. 

Timothy F. Donovan, President. 



Michael J. Ward, 
Roger E. Deveney, 
William A. Motley, jr., 
Herman L. Bush, 
Frank E. Sullivan, 
Israel Ruby, 
Thomas W. McMahon, 



Albert L. Fish, 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 

Peter J. Murphy, 

Peter A. Murray, 

Charles G. Keene, 

Frederic E. Dowling, 

Edward M. Gallagher. 



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141 



Timothy F. Donovan, 
Thomas H. Green, 
John I. Fitzgerald, 
Seth F. Arnold, 
Laurence Curtis, 2d, 
Michael J. Mahoney, 
John F. Dowd, 



1930. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob. 
City Council. 
William G. Lynch, President 
j Richard D. Gleason, 
i Leo F. Power, 
I Edward L. Englert, 
! Herman L. Bush, 

Joseph McGrath, 

Israel Ruby, 

Francis E. Kelly, 



Albert L. Fish, 

Robert Gardiner Wilson , jr. 

Clement A. Norton , 

Peter A. Murray, 

Joseph P. Cox, 

James Hein, 

Edward M. Gallagher. 



Timothy F. Donovan, 
Thomas H. Green, 
John I. Fitzgerald, 
Seth F. Arnold, 
Laurence Curtis, 2d, 
Michael J. Mahoney, 
William G. Lynch, 



1931. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayob. 
City Council. 
Joseph McGeath, President. 
I John F. Dowd, 
Richard D. Gleason, 
Leo F. Power, 
Edward L. Englert, 
Herman L. Bush, 
Israel Ruby, 
Francis E. Kelly, 



Albert L. Fish, 

Robert Gardiner Wilson , jr. 

Clement A. Norton, 

Peter A. Murray, 

Joseph P. Cox, 

James Hein, 

Edward M. Gallagher. 



1 932. 



William H. Barker, 
Thomas H. Green, 
John I. Fitzgerald, 
George W. Roberts, 
Laurence Curtis, 2d, 
George P. Donovan, 
William G. Lynch, 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayob. 

City Council. 

Edward M. Gallaghee, President. 



John F. Dowd, 
Richard D. Gleason, 
Leo F. Power, 
Edward L. Englert, 
David M. Brackman, 
Joseph McGrath, 
Israel Ruby, 



Albert L. Fish, 
Francis E. Kelly, 
Thomas Burke, 
Clement A. Norton, 
Peter A. Murray, 
Joseph P. Cox, 
James Hein. 



William H. Barker, 
Thomas H. Green , 
John I. Fitzgerald, 
George W. Roberts, 
Laurence Curtis, 2d, 
George P. Donovan, 
William G. Lynch, 



1933. 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayob. 
City Council. 
Joseph McGbath, President. 
John F. Dowd, 
Richard D. Gleason, 
Leo F. Power, 
Edward L. Englert, 
David M. Brackman, 
Israel Ruby, 
Francis E. Kelly, 



Albert L. Fish, 
Thomas Burke, 
Clement A. Norton, 
Peter A. Murray, 
Joseph P. Cox, 
James Hein, 
Edward M. Gallagher. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Henry Selvitella, 
Thomas H. Green, 
John I. Fitzgerald, 
George W. Roberta, 
Henry L. Shattuck, 
George P. Donovan, 
John E. Kerrigan, 



1934. 

FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Mayor 



City Council. 
John F. Dowd, President. 
Richard D. Gleason, 
John J. Doherty, 
Edward L. Englert, 
David M. Brackman, 
Joseph McGrath, 
Maurice M. Goldman, 
Martin H. Tobin, 



Albert L. Fish, 
Robert Gardiner Wilson , j r. 
Clement A. Norton, 
Peter A. Murray, 
James F. Finley, 
James E. Agnew, 
Edward M. Gallagher. 



Henry Selvitella, 
Thomas H. Green, 
George W. Roberts, 
Henry L. Shattuck, 
George P. Donovan, 
John E. Kerrigan, 
John F. Dowd, 



1935. 

FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Mayor. 



City Council. 
John I. Fitzgerald, President 
Richard D. Gleason, 
John J. Doherty, 
Edward L. Englert, 
David M. Brackman, 
Joseph McGrath, 
Maurice M. Goldman, 
Martin H. Tobin, 



Albert L. Fish, 
Robert Gardiner Wilson , jr. 
Clement A. Norton, 
Peter A. Murray, 
James F. Finley, 
James E. Agnew, 
Edward M. Gallagher, 



Henry Selvitella, 
James J. Mellen, 
George W. Roberts, 
Henry L. Shattuck, 
George A. Murray, 
John E. Kerrigan, 
John F. Dowd, 



1936. 

FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Mayor. 



City Council. 
John I. Fitzgerald, President 
Richard D. Gleason, 
John J. Doherty, 
James J. Kilroy, 
David M. Brackman, 
Peter J. Fitzgerald, 
Sidney Rosenberg, 
Martin H. Tobin, 



John J. McGrath, 
Robert Gardiner Wilson , j r. 
Clement A. Norton, 
Peter A. Murray, 
James F. Finley, 
James E. Agnew, 
Edward M. Gallagher. 



Henry Selvitella, 
James J. Mellen, 
George W. Roberts, 
Henry L. Shattuck, 
George A. Murray, 
John E. Kerrigan, 
John F. Dowd, 



1937. 

FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Mayor. 



City Council. 
John I. Fitzgerald, President 
Mildred M. Harris, 
John J. Doherty, 
James J. Kilroy, 
David M. Brackman, 
Peter J. Fitzgerald, 
Sidney Rosenberg, 
Martin H. Tobin, 



John J. McGrath, 
Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr 
Clement A. Norton, 
Peter A. Murray, 
James F. Finley 
James E. Agnew, 
Edward M. Gallagher. 



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1938. 



Francis W. Irwin, 
William J. Galvin, 
John I. Fitzgerald, 
Perlie Dyar Chase, 
Henry L. Shattuck, 
George A. Murray, 
John F. Dowd, 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor. 
City Council. 
John E. Kerrigan, President. 
Mildred M. Harris, 
William A. Carey, 
Edward L. Englert, 
Charles I. Taylor, 
Edward A. Hutchinson, jr., 
Sidney Rosenberg, 
John B. Kelly, 



Philip Austin Fish, 
Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 
Clement A. Norton, 
Peter A. Murray, 
Theodore F. Lyons, 
James E. Agnew, 
Maurice H. Sullivan. 



Francis W. Irwin, 
William J. Galvin, 
John I. Fitzgerald, 
Perlie Dyar Chase, 
Henry L. Shattuck, 
John E. Kerrigan, 
George F. McMahon, 



1939. 

MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor. 

City Council. 
George A. Murray, President. 

Mildred M. Harris, 

William A. Carey, 

Edward L. Englert, 

Charles I. Taylor, 

Edward A. Hutchinson, jr., 

Sidney Rosenberg, 

John B. Kelly, 



Philip Austin Fish, 
Robert Gardiner Wilson ,jr. 
Clement A. Norton, 
James M. Langan, 
Theodore F. Lyons, 
James E. Agnew, 
Maurice H. Sullivan. 



1940 



James S. Coffey, 
Joseph Russo, 
Perlie Dyar Chase, 
Henry L. Shattuck, 
Joseph M. Scannell, 
Thomas E. Linehan, 
William F. Hurley, 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor. 
City Council. 
William J. Galvin, President. 
Daniel F. Sullivan, 
William A. Carey, 
Edward L. Englert, 
Charles I. Taylor, 
Edward A. Hutchinson, jr., 
Joseph J. Gottlieb, 
John B. Kelly, 



Philip Austin Fish, 
John C. Wickes, 
James. J. Goode, jr., 
James M. Langan, 
Theodore F. Lyons, 
Michael J. Ward, 
Maurice H. Sullivan. 



James S. Coffey, 
Joseph Russo, 
Perlie Dyar Chase, 
Henry L. Shattuck, 
Joseph M. Scannell, 
Thomas E. Linehan, 
William F. Hurley, 



1941. 

MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor. 
City Council. 
William J. Galvin, President. 
Daniel F. Sullivan, 
William A. Carey, 
Edward L. Englert, 
Charles I. Taylor, 
Edward A. Hutchinson, jr., 
Joseph J. Gottlieb, 
John B. Kelly, 



Philip Austin Fish, 
John C. Wickes, 
James J. Goode, jr., 
James M. Langan, 
Theodore F. Lyons, 
Michael J. Ward, 
Maurice H. Sullivan. 



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James S. Coffey, 
Michael L. Kinsella, 
Joseph Russo, 
Perlie Dyar Chase, 
A. Frank Foster, 
Joseph M. ScannelJ, 
William F. Hurley, 



1942. 

MAURICE J. TOBIN, Matob. 

City Council. 
Thomas E. Linehan, President. 

Daniel F. Sullivan, 

William A. Carey, 

Matthew F. Hanley, 

Charles I. Taylor, 

Thomas J. Hannon, jr., 

Joseph J. Gottlieb, 

John B. Kelly, 



Philip Austin Fish, 
John C. Wickes, 
James J. Goode, jr., 
James M. Langan, 
Theodore F. Lyons, 
William F. Dwyer, 
Maurice H. Sullivan. 



James S. Coffey, 
Michael L. Kinsella, 
Joseph Russo, 
Perlie Dyar Chase, 
A. Frank Foster, 
Joseph M. Scannell, 
Thomas E. Linehan, 



1 943. 

MAURICE J. TOBIN, Matob. 

City Council. 
Thomas J. Hannon, President. 
William F. Hurley, 
Daniel F. Sullivan, 
William A. Carey, 
Matthew F. Hanley, 
Charles I. Taylor, 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick, 
John B. Kelly, 



Philip Austin Fish, 
John C. Wickes, 
James J. Goode, jr., 
James M. Langan, 
Theodore F. Lyons, 
William F. Dwyer, 
Maurice H. Sullivan. 



James S. Coffey, 
Michael Leo Kinsella, 
Joseph Russo, 
Perlie Dyar Chase, 
James C. Bayley, jr., 
Joseph M. Scannell, 
William F. Hurley, 



1 944. 

MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayob. 
City Council. 
John E. Kebbigan, President. 
Daniel F. Sullivan, 
William A. Carey, 
Matthew F. Hanley, 
Charles I. Taylor, 
Thomas J. Hannon, 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick, 
John B. Kelly, 



Philip Austin Fish, 
William Joseph Keenan, 
Michael Paul Feeney, 
Thomas L. McCormack, 
Thomas G. J. Shannon, 
William F. Dwyer, 
Maurice H. Sullivan. 



James S. Coffey, 
Michael Leo Kinsella, 
Joseph Russo, 
Perlie Dyar Chase, 
James C. Bayley, jr., 
Joseph M. Scannell, 
William F. Hurley, 



1 945. 

JOHN E. KERRIGAN, Mayob. 

City Council. 
John E. Kebbigan, President. 
Daniel F. Sullivan, 
William A. Carey, 
Matthew F. Hanley, 
Charles I. Taylor, 
Thomas J. Hannon, 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick, 
John B. Kelly, 



Philip Austin Fish, 
William Joseph Keenan, 
Michael Paul Feeney, 
Thomas L. McCormack, 
Thomas G. J. Shannon, 
William F. Dwyer, 
Maurice H. Sullivan. 



CITY GOVERNMENT. 



145 



1946. 



James S. Coffey, 
Michael Leo Kinsella, 
Joseph Russo, 
Perlie Dyar Chase, 
James C. Bayley, jr., 
Joseph M. Scannell, 
Thomas E. Linehan, 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mator. 
City Council. 
John B. Kelly, President. 
William F. Hurley, 
Daniel F. Sullivan, 
William A. Carey, 
William A. Moriarty, 
Milton Cook, 
Thomas J. Hannon, 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick, 



Philip Austin Fish, 
William Joseph Keenan, 
Michael H. Cantwell, 
Thomas L. McCormack, 
Walter D. Bryan, 
Edmund V. Lane, 
Edward C. Madden. 



1947. 



James S. Coffey, 
Michael Leo Kinsella, 
Joseph Russo, 
Perlie Dyar Chase, 
James C. Bayley, jr., 
Joseph M. Scannell, 
Thomas E. Linehan, 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 
City Council. 
John B. Kelly, President. 
William F. Hurley, 
Daniel F. Sullivan, 
William A. Carey, 
William A. Moriarty, 
Milton Cook, 
Thomas J. Hannon, 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick, 



Philip Austin Fish, 
William Joseph Keenan, 
Michael H. Cantwell, 
Thomas L. McCormack, 
Walter D. Bryan, 
Edmund V. Lane, 
Edward C. Madden. 



1948. 



James S. Coffey, 
Michael Leo Kinsella, 
George T. Lanigan, 
Perlie Dyar Chase, 
John E. Yerxa, 
John B. Wenzler, 
Thomas E. Linehan, 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 
Thomas J. Hannon, President. 
William F. Hurley, 
Daniel F. Sullivan, 
William A. Carey, 
Philip A. Tracy. 
Milton Cook, 
Julius Ansel, 
Robert J. Ramsey, 



John J. Beades, 
William Joseph Keenan, 
Michael H. Cantwell, 
Thomas L. McCormack, 
Walter D. Bryan, 
Edmund V. Lane, 
Vincent J. Shanley. 



949. 



James S. Coffey, 
Michael Leo Kinsella, 
George T. Lanigan, 
Perlie Dyar ChaBe, 
John E. Yerxa, 
John B. Wenzler, 
Thomas E. Linehan, 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor. 

City Council. 
William F. Hurley, President. 

Daniel F. Sullivan, 

William A. Carey, 

Philip A. Tracy, 

Milton Cook, 

Thomas J. Hannon, 

Julius Ansel, 

Robert J. Ramsey, 



John J. Beades, 
William Joseph Keenan, 
Michael H. Cantwell, 
Thomas L. McCormack, 
Walter D. Bryan, 
Edmund V. Lane, 
Vincent J. Shanley. 



146 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



1 950 



JOHN B. HYNES, MAYOR. 

City Council. 
William F. Hurley, President. 



James S. Coffey, 


Daniel F. Sullivan, 


John J. Beade3, 


Michael Leo Kinsella, 


Francis P. Tracey, 


Anthony J. Farin, 


George T. Lanigan, 


Philip A. Tracy, 


Michael H. Cantwell, 


Perlie Dyar Chase, 


Milton Cook, 


Thomas L. McCormack, 


John E. Yerxa, 


Thomas J. Hannon, 


Walter D. Bryan, 


John B. Wenzler, 


Julius Ansel, 


Edmund V. Lane, 


* Thomas E. Linehan, 


Robert J. Ramsey, 


Vincent J. Shanley. 


t John J. McColgan, 







* Resigned June 15, 1950. 



f From September 20, 1950. 



1951. 



JOHN B. HYNES, MAYOR. 

Citt Council. 
William F. Hueley, President. 



James S. Coffey, 


t Laurence H. Banks, 


John J. Beade3, 


Michael Leo Kinsella, 


Francis P. Tracey, 


Anthony J. Farin, 


George T. Lanigan, 


Philip A. Tracy, 


Michael H. Cantwell, 


Perlie Dyar Chase, 


Milton Cook, 


Thomas L. McCormack, 


John E. Yerxa, 


Thomas J. Hannon, 


Walter D. Bryan, 


John B. Wenzler, 


Julius Ansel, 


Edmund V. Lane, 


John J. McColgan, 


Robert J. Ramsey, 


Vincent J. Shanley. 


* Daniel F. Sullivan, 







: To August 6, 1951. 



t From August 6, 1951. 



Note. — This was the final year of the City Council of twenty-two members elected 
from wards. A City Council of nine members elected at large under the provisions of 
Chapter 452 of the Acts of 1948, commonly known as Plan A, took office on the first 
Monday of January, 1952. 



1952. 



Francis X. Ahearn. 
William J. Foley, Jr. 
Frederick C. Hailer, Jr. 



JOHN B. HYNES, MAYOR. 
City Council. 
Gabriel F. Piemonte, President. 
William F. Hurley. 
Francis X. Joyce. 



John E. Kerrigan. 



Gabriel F. Piemonte. 
Michael J. Ward. 
Joseph C. White. 



MAYORS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 



147 



Mayors of the City of Boston. 

From 1822 to the Present Time. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



* John Phillips 

* Josiah Quincy 

* Harrison Gray Otis 

* Charles Wells 

* Theodore Lyman, jr. . . . 

* Samuel T. Armstrong . . . 

* Samuel A. Eliot 

* Jonathan Chapman 

* Martin Brimmer 

* Thomas A. Davis 

* Josiah Quincy, jr 

* John P . Bigelow 

* Benjamin Seaver 

* Jerome V. C. Smith . . . . 

* Alexander H. Rice 

* Frederic W. Lincoln, jr.. 

* Joseph M. Wightman. . . 

* Frederic W. Lincoln, jr.. 

* Otis Norcross 

* Nathaniel B. Shurtleff . . 

* William Gaston 

* Henry L. Pierce 

* Leonard R. Cutter 

* Samuel C. Cobb 

* Frederick O. Prince 

* Henry L. Pierce 

* Frederick O. Prince 

* Samuel A. Green 

* Albert Palmer 

* Augustus P. Martin . . . . 

* Hugh O'Brien 

*. Thomas N.Hart 

* Nathan Matthews, jr. . . 

* Edwin U. Curtis 

* t Josiah Quincy 

* t Thomas N. Hart 

* % Patrick A Collins 

Daniel A„ Whelton 

* t John F. Fitzgerald 

* t George A. Hibbard. . . . 
*K John F. Fitzgerald 

1 James Mj Curley 

*U Andrew J. Peters 

K James M. Curley 

* t Malcolm E. Nichols. .. 

If James M. Curley 

If Frederick W. Mansfield, 
1 Maurice J. Tobin 

John E. Kerrigan 

«J James M. Curley 

John B. Hynes 

John B. Hynes 

John B. Hynes 



Boston Nov. 

Boston Feb. 

Boston Oct. 

Boston Dec. 

Boston Feb. 

Dorchester April 

Boston Mar. 

Boston Jan. 

Roxbury June 

Brookline Dec. 

Boston ......... Jan. 

Groton Aug. 

Roxbury April 

Conway, N. H., July 

Newton Aug. 

Boston Feb. 

Boston Oct. 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 

Boston June 

Killingly, Conn., Oct. 

Stoughton Aug. 

(See under Chairmen 
men.) 

Taunton May 

Boston Jan. 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Groton Mar. 

Candia, N. H. . . Jan. 

Abbot, Me Nov. 

Ireland July 

North Reading, Jan. 

Boston Mar. 

Roxbury Mar. 

Quincy Oct. 

(See above) 

Fermoy, Ireland, Mar. 

Boston Jan. 

Boston Feb. 

Boston Oct. 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 

Jamaica Plain. .April 

(See above) 

Portland, Me.. .May 

(See above) 

Boston Mar. 

Boston May 

Boston Oct. 

(See above) 

Boston Sept. 

(See above) 

(See above) 



26, 1770 

4, 1772 
8, 1765 

30, 1786 

19, 1792 

29, 1784 

5, 1798 
23, 1807 

8, 1793 

11, 1798 
17, 1802 
25, 1797 

12, 1795 

20, 1800 

30, 1818 

27, 1817 
19, 1812 



2, 1811 
29, 1810 

3, 1820 
23, 1825 

of Alder- 

22, 1826 

18, 1818 



16, 1830 

17, 1831 
23, 1835 
13, 1827 
20, 1829 
28, 1854 
26, 1861 
15, 1859 



12, 1844 
21, 1872 
11, 1863 

27, 1864 



20, 1874 
3, 1872 



8, 1876 



26, 1877 

22, 1901 

1, 1907 



21, 1897 



May 
July 
Oct. 
June 
July 



Nov. 
July 
Feb. 
Aug. 
July 



Oct. 
Jan. 
Dec, 



29, 1823 

1, 1864 
28, 1848 

3, 1866 
17, 1849 

Mar. 26, 1850 
Jan. 29, 1862 
May 25, 1848 
April 25, 1847 
Nov. 22, 1845 

2, 1882 

4, 1872 
14, 1856 
20, 1879 
22, 1895 

Sept. 13, 1898 
Jan. 25, 1885 
(See above) . . . 
Sept. 5, 1882 
17, 1874 
19, 1894 
17, 1896 



Feb. 18, 1891 
June 6, 1899 
(See above) . . . 
(See above) . . . 
Dec. 5, 1918 
21, 1887 
13, 1902 
1, 1895 
4, 1927 
11, 1927 
28, 1922 
8, 1919 
(See above) . . . 
Sept. 14, 1905 



May 
Mar. 
Aug. 
Oct. 
Dec. 
Mar. 
Sept. 



Oct. 2, 1950 
May 29, 1910 
(See above) . . . 



June 26, 1938 



Feb. 7, 1951 



1822 1 

1823-28.. 6 
1829-31.. 3 
1832-33.. 2 
1834-35.. 2 

1836 1 

1837-39.. 3 
1840-42.. 3 
1843-44.. 2 

1845 1 

1846-48.. 3 
1849-51.. 3 
1852-53. .2 
1854-55.. 2 
1856-57.. 2 
1858-60.. 3 
1861-62.. 2 
1863- 66.. 4 

1867 1 

1868-70.. 3 
1871-72.. 2 
1873, 10 mo. 
1873, 2 mo. 

1874-76.. 3 

1877 1 

1878 1 

1879-81.. 3 

1882 1 

1883 1 

1884 1 

1885-88. .4 
1889-90.. 2 
189 1-94.. 4 

1895 1 

1896-99.. 4 
1900-01.. 2 
1902-05, 31 
1905-3^mo. 
1906-07.. 2 
1908-09.. 2 
19 10-13.. 4 
1914- 17.. 4 
1918-21.. 4 
1922-25. .4 
1926- 29.. 4 
1930-33.. 4 
1934-37.. 4 
1938-44.. 7 

1945 1 

1946-49. .4 
1947-5 mo. 
1950-51 . . 2 
1952-55.. 4 



* Deceased. % Twice elected for two years, 

t Elected for two years. If Elected for four years. 

Note. — Andrew J. Peters was the first Mavor not eligible to succeed himself. 
Special Acts, 1918, Chapter 94. See also Acts 1938, Chapter 300. 



See 



148 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Note. — From January 6, 1845, to February 27, 1845, or from the close of Mayor 
Brimmer's term of office 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- 
man 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 Mayor Pierce resigned his office on November 29, on his election to the Congress 
of the United States. During the remainder of the municipal year Leonard R. Cutter s 
Chairman of the Board of Aldermen, served ex officio as Acting Mayor. 

Mayor Collins died on September 14, 1905. Daniel A. Whelton, Chairman of the 
Board of Aldermen, acted as Mayor for the remainder of the municipal year, viz., 
September 15, 1905, to January 1, 1906. 

Mayor Tobin, having been elected Governor, resigned January 4, 1945. By Chapter 4 
of the Acts of 1945, the President of the City Council was given all the powers of the 
Mayor and served from January 25, 1945, for the remainder of the year. 

Under the provisions of Chapter 580 of the Acts of 1947, City Clerk John B. Hynes 
served, under the title of Temporary Mayor, with full powers as Mayor, for the period 
from June 26 to November 28, 1947, during the absence of Mayor Curley. 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



William Washburn 

Pelham Bonney 

Joseph Milner Wightman, 

Siias Peirce 

Otis Clapp 

Silas Peirce 

Thomas Phillips Rich 
Thomas Coffin Amory, jr. 

Otis Norcross 

George W. Messinger 
Charles Wesley Slack 

George W. Messinger 

Benjamin James 

Newton Talbot 

Charles Edward Jenkins . . 

Samuel Little 

Leonard R. Cutter 

John Taylor Clark 

Solomon Bliss Stebbins. . . 

Hugh O'Brien 

Solomon Bliss Stebbins . . . 

Hugh O'Brien 

Charles Varney Whitten . . 
Charles Hastings Allen . . . 
Patrick John Donovan . . . 
Charles Hastings Allen . . . 

Homer Rogers 

William Power Wilson 

Herbert Schaw Carruth. . . 

John Henry Lee 

Alpheus Sanf ord 

John Henry Lee 



Lyme, N. H Oct. 7,1808 

Pembroke Feb. 21, 1802 

Boston Oct. 19, 1812 

Scituate Feb. 15, 1793 

Westhampton...Mar. 3,1806 

(See above) 

Lynn Mar. 31,1803 

Boston Aug. 16,1812 

Boston Nov. 2,1811 

Boston Feb. 5,1813 

Boston Feb. 21, 1825 

(See above) 

Scituate Aug. 22, 1814 

Stoughton Mar. 10, 1815 

Scituate July 29,1817 

Hingham Aug. 15 1827 

Jaflrey, N. H....July 1,1825 
Sanbornton, N.H., Sept. 19, 1825 

Warren Jan. 18, 1830 

Ireland July 13,1827 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Vassalboro, Me., May 10, 1829 

Boston June 14, 1828 

Charlestown April 9, 1848 

(See above) 

Sudbury Oct. 11,1840 

Baltimore, Md.. Nov. 15,1852 

Dorchester Feb. 15, 1855 

Boston April 26, 1846 

North Attleboro, July 5, 1856 
(See above) 



Oct. 30, 1890 
April 29, 1861 
Jan. 25, 1885 
Aug. 27, 1879 
Sept. 18, 1886 
(See above) . . 
Dec. 11, 1875 
Oct. 10, 1899 
Sept. 5, 1882 
April 27, 1870 
April 11, 1885 
(See above) . . . 
April 13, 1901 
Feb. 3, 1904 
1, 1882 
21, 1906 
13, 1894 
29, 1880 
8, 1910 
1, 1895 
(See above) . . . 
(See above) . . . 
Mar. 18, 1891 
Mar. 31, 1907 
Sept. 18, 1912 
(See above) . . . 
Nov. 10, 1907 
Date unknown 
Dec. 27, 1917 
Sept. 12, 1923 
Aug. 10, 1944 
(See above) . . . 



Aug. 
Dec. 
July 
Oct. 
June 
Aug. 



1855 

1856-57 

1858 

1859 

1860 

1861 

1862 

1863 

1864 

1865-66 

1867 

1868 

1869 

1870 

1871 

1872 

1873 

1874-77 

1878 

1879-81 

1882 

1883 

1884-85 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892-93 

1894-95 

1896 



Note. — The Mayor was ex officio Chairman of the Board of Aldermen from the incor- 
poration of the City until 1855; the Board elected a permanent Chairman from 1855. 



PRESIDENTS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 149 

CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD OP ALDERMEN. — Concluded. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



* Perlie Appleton Dyar . . . 

* Joseph Aloysius Conry. . 
David Franklin Barry. . . 
Michael Joseph O'Brien, 


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 


May 15, 1930 
June 22, 1943 
July 23, 1911 
April 5, 1903 


1897-98 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901-04 






1905 


f Charles Martin Draper . . 
f Edward L. Cauley 

Louis M. Clark 


Jan. 25, 1943 
April 19, 1928 
July 9, 1935 
Mar. 15, 1914 
Mar. 16, 1912 


1906 
1906 
1907 
1908 


Frederick J. Brand 


1909 



Presidents of the Common Council. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



William Prescott 

John Welles 

Francis Johonnot Oliver. . . 

John Richardson Adan 

Eliphalet Williams 

Benj. Toppan Pickman. . . 
John Prescott Bigelow. . . . 

Josiah Quincy, jr 

Philip Marett 

Edward Blake 

Peleg Whitman Chandler, 
George Stillman Hillard. . . 

Benjamin Seaver 

Francis Brinley 

Henry Joseph Gardner.. . . 

Alex. Hamilton Rice 

Joseph Storey 

Oliver Stevens 

Samuel W. Waldron, jr. . . 
Josiah Putnam Bradlee. . . 
Joseph Hildreth Bradley. . 

Joshua Dorsey Ball 

George Silsbee Hale 

Wm. Bentley Fowle, jr. . . 



Pepperell Aug. 19, 1762 

Boston Oct. 14, 1764 

Boston Oct. 10, 1777 

Boston July 8, 1793 

Taunton Mar. 7, 1778 

Salem Sept. 17, 1790 

Groton Aug. 25, 1797 

Boston Jan. 17, 1802 

Boston Sept. 25, 1792 

Boston Sept. 28, 1805 

N. Gloucester, Me., Apr. 12, '16 
Machias, Me.... Sept. 22, 1808 

Roxbury April 12, 1795 

Boston Nov. 10, 1800 

Dorchester June 14, 1818 

Newton Aug. 30, 1818 

Marblehead Nov. 11, 1822 

Andover June 22, 1825 

Portsmouth, N. H„ Oct. 24, '28 

Boston June 10, 1817 

Haverhill Mar. 5, 1822 

Baltimore, Md.. July 11,1828 
Keene, N. H.. . .Sept. 24, 1825 
Boston July 27, 1826 



Dec. 8, 
Sept. 26, 
Aug. 21, 
July 4, 
June 12, 
Mar. 22, 
July 4, 
Nov. 2, 
Mar. 22, 
Sept. 4, 
May 28, 
Jan. 21, 
Feb. 14, 
June 14, 
July 19, 
July 22, 
June 22, 
Aug. 23, 
Aug. 24, 
Feb. 2, 
Oct. 5, 
Dec. 18, 
July 27, 
Jan. 21, 



1844 
1855 
1858 
1849 
1855 
1835 
1872 
1882 
1869 
1873 
1889 
1879 
1856 
1889 
1892 
1895 
1905 
1905 
1882 
1887 
1882 
1892 
1897 
1902 



1822 

1823 

1824-25 

1826-28 

1829 

1830-31 

1832-33 

1834-36 

1837-40 

1841-43 

1844-45 

1846-47 1 

1847 2 -49 

1850-51 

1852-53 

1854 

1855 

1856-57 

1858 

1859-60 

1861 

1862 

1863-64 

1865 



1 To July 1. 2 From July 1. 

* Perlie 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. 



150 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

presidents op the common council. — Concluded. 



Name. 



Place and Date of Birth. 



Died. 



Years of 
Service. 



Joseph Story 

Weston Lewis 

Charles Hastings Allen . 
William Giles Harris . . . 
Melville Ezra Ingalls. . . 
Matthias Rich 



Marquis Fayette Dickin- 
son, jr 



Edward Olcott Shepard.. 
Halsey Joseph Boardman, 

John Q. A. Brackett 

Benjamin Pope 

William H. Whitmore 
Harvey Newton Shepard. 
Andrew Jackson Bailey. . , 
Charles Edward Pratt. . . , 

James Joseph Flynn 

Godfrey Morse 



John Henry Lee 

Edward John Jenkins 

David Franklin Barry. . . . 

Horace Gwynne Allen 

David Franklin Barry. . . . 

Christopher Francis 
O'Brien 



Joseph Aloysius Conry . . 

Timothy Lawrence Con- 
nolly 



Daniel Joseph Kiley .... 

Arthur Walter Dolan 

William John Barrett 

Leo F. McCullough 

George Cheney McCabe . , 



(See above) , 

Hingham April 14, 1834 

Boston June 14, 1828 

Revere May 15, 1828 

Harrison, Me. ...Sept. 6,1842 
Truro June 8,1820 

Amherst Jan. 16, 1840 

Hampton, N.H.,Nov. 25, 1835 

Norwich, Vt May 19, 1834 

Bradford, N. H., June 8, 1842 

Waterford, Ire., Jan. 13, 1829 

Dorchester Sept. 6, 1836 

Boston July 8,1850 

Charlestown July 18, 1840 

Vassalboro, Me., Mar. 13, 1845 

St. John, N. B 1835 

Wachenheim, Germany, 

May 17, 1846 

Boston April 26, 1846 

London, Eng....Dec. 20, 1854 

Boston. . ! Feb. 29, 1852 

Jamaica. Plain . .July 27, 1855 

(See above) 



Boston Feb. 17,1869 

Brookline Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Oct. 5, 1871 

Boston July 27, 1874 

Boston Sept. 22, 1876 

Boston June 24, 1872 

Boston July 1, 1882 

Carmel, N. Y.. .July 5, 1873 



(See above) . . . 
April 6, 1893 
Mar. 31, 1907 
Oct. 29, 1897 
July 11, 1914 
Dec. 13, 1914 



Sept. 18, 
April 27, 
Jan. 15, 
April 6, 
Sept. 24, 
June 14, 
April 14, 
Mar. 21, 
Aug. 20, 
Mar. 26, 
June 20, 



1915 
1903 
1900 
1918 
1879 
1900 
1936 
1927 
1898 
1884 
1911 



Sept. 12, 1923 
Oct. 3, 1918 
July 23, 1911 
Feb. 12, 1919 
(See above) . . . 

April 25, 1899 
June 22, 1943 

Dec. 5, 1928 
Nov. 12, 1935 
Sept. 28, 1949 
May 29, 1933 
May 12, 1951 
Dec. 27, 1917 



1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 

1872 

1873-74 

1875 

1876 

1877-78 

1879 

1880 

1881» 

1881 2-82 

1883» 

1883* 

1884 

1885-86 

1887-88 

1889-90 

1891-93 

1894-95 
1896-97 

1898 

1899-1901 

1902-05 

1906-07 

1908 

1909 



i To October 27. 



2 From October 27. 



'To June 11. 



•From June 14. 



PRESIDENTS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 



151 



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 

James T. Moriarty 

Charles G. Keene 

John J. Heffernan 

Thomas H. Green 

Timothy F. Donovan 

William G. Lynch 

Joseph McGrath 

Edward M. Gallagher 

Joseph McGrath 

John F. Dowd 

John I. Fitzgerald 

John I. Fitzgerald 

John I. Fitzgerald 

John E. Kerrigan 

George A. Murray 

William J. Galvin 

William J. Galvin 

Thomas E. Linehan 

Thomas J. Hannon 

John E. Kerrigan 

John E. Kerrigan 

John B. Kelly 

John B. Kelly 

Thomas J. Hannon , 

William F. Hurley 

William F. Hurley 

William F. Hurley 

Gabriel F. Piemonte 



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 Mar. 14, 1889 

Boston Dec. 11, 1872 

Boston Aug. 12, 1885 

(See above) 

Gardiner, Me Aug. 6, 1880 

Boston Jan. 27, 1893 

Boston May 11, 1883 

Boston Aug. 21, 1889 

Boston Oct. 20, 1892 

Boston Dec. 20, 1890 

Charlestown Jan. 25, 1877 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 28, 1895 

Boston July 18, 1882 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston Oct. 1,1907 

Boston Sept. 1, 1905 

Boston Jan. 31, 1904 

(See above) , 

Boston June 28, 1904 

Boston Dec. 9,1900 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston July 21, 1904 

(See above) . : 

(See above) , 

Boston Aug. 3, 1895 

(See above) , 

(See above) , 

Boston Jan. 28, 1909 



Sept. 30, 1932 



May 17, 1926 
June 28, 1937 
July 31, 1950 
May 18, 1933 
Mar. 13, 1926 



April 5, 1950 
Dec. 5, 1941 



Feb. 10, 1946 
Aug. 25, 1927 



April 21, 1933 
April'25,'i943 



1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 
1916 
1917 
1918 
1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



Orators of Boston. 

APPOINTED BY THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES. 



For the Anniversary of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770. 

1771 James Lovell. 1778 Jonathan Williams Austin. 

1772 Dr. Joseph Warren. 

1773 Dr. Benjamin Church. 

1774 John Hancock. 

1775 Dr. Joseph Warren. 

1776 Rev. Peter Thacher. 

1777 Benjamin Hichborn. 



1779 William Tudor. 

1780 Jonathan Mason, jr. 

1781 Thomas Dawes, jr. 

1782 George Richards Minot. 

1783 Dr. Thomas Welsh. 



For the Anniversary of National 

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 Phillips. 

1795 George Blake. 

1796 John Lathrop, jr. 

1797 John Callender. 

1798 Josiah Quincy. 

1799 John Lowell, jr. 

1800 Joseph Hall. 

1801 Charles Paine. 

1802 Rev. William Emerson. 

1803 William Sullivan. 

1804 Dr. Thomas Danforth. 

1805 Warren Dutton. 

1806 Francis Dana Channing. 

1807 Peter O. Thacher. 

1808 Andrew Ritchie, jr. 

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 Basse tt. 

1825 Charles Sprague. 

1826 Josiah Quincy, Mayor. 



Independence, July 4, 1776. 

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 William Everett. 



ORATORS OF BOSTON. 



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orators of boston. — Concluded. 



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 William 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. 

1903 Edwin D. Mead. 

1904 John A. Sullivan. 

1905 LeBaron 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 William H. P. Faunce. 

1919 Charles Ambrose DeCourcy. 

1920 Jacob L. Wiseman. 

1921 Lemuel H. Murlin. 

1922 Jeremiah E. Burke. 

1923 Rev. Charles W. Lyons. 

1924 Rev. Dudley H. Ferrell. 

1925 Thomas H. Dowd. 

1926 Andrew J. Peters. 

1927 William McGinnis. 

1928 Edith Nourse Rogers. 

1929 Robert Luce. 

1930 Herbert Parker. 

1931 David I. Walsh. 

1932 Robert E. Rogers. 

1933 Joseph A. Tomasello. 

1934 His Eminence William Car- 

dinal O'Connell, Arch- 
bishop of Boston. 

1935 Albert Bushnell Hart, 

1936 Faris S. Malouf . 

1937 Louis J. A. Mercier. 

1938 David I. Walsh. 

1939 Stephen F. Chadwick. 

1940 John P. Sullivan. 

1941 Daniel L. Marsh. 

1942 Gerald F. Coughlin. 

1943 John W T . McCormack. 

1944 Francis Maloney. 

1945 His Excellency Richard J. 

dishing, D. D., Arch- 
bishop of Boston. 

1946 John F. Kennedy. 

1947 Judge Robert Gardiner Wil- 

son, jr. 

1948 Hon. James M. Curley. 

1949 Most Reverend John J. 

Wright, D. D., Auxiliary 
Bishop of Boston. 

1950 Francis C. Gray. 

1951 Judge Elias F. Shamon. 

1952 Judge Elijah Adlow. 



INDEX. 

A. 

Page 

Aldermen, Chairmen of the Board of, 1855 to 1909 . . 148, 149 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with Plan A charter) . . . 14-40 

Appeal, Board of 53 

Art Department 44 

Assessing Department 45, 46 

Attendance, Supervisors of (School Committee) .... 102 

Auditing Department 46 

Automotive Division 84 

B. 

Births, Registrar of 89 

Boards and Commissions serving without pay : 

Art Commission 44 

Boston Housing Authority 115, 116 

City of Boston Board of Recreation 130, 131 

City Hospital Trustees 60 

City Planning Department 54, 55 

Finance Commission (the four members other than Chair- 
man) 109 

Franklin Foundation Members 112 

Library Trustees 63 

Park Commissioners (the two members other than Chair- 
man) 68 

Public Welfare Overseers 82, 83 

Real Estate Commission (the four members other than Chair- 
man) 88 

School Buildings 106 

School Committee 100 

Sinking Funds Commission 89 

Statistics Trustees (the four members other than Chairman), 90 

White Fund Trustees 114 

Zoning Adjustment 46, 47 

Boston City Record (official weekly of City) . . 33, 38, 39, 40, 43, 90 

Boston Housing Authority 115, 117 

Boston Metropolitan District 118 

Boston, origin and growth of 4, 5 

Boston Retirement Board 48, 49 

Boston Traffic Commission 49, 50 

Bridge and Ferry Division, Public Works Dept 84, 85 

Brighton (Wards 21 and 22) : 

Municipal Court of 122 

Public Schools in 101 

Budget Department 50, 51 

Building Code 51, 52 

Building Department 51, 52 

Board of Examiners . 52 

(155) 



156 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

C. 

Charlestown (Ward 2) : Page 

Municipal Court of . 122 

Public Schools in 101 

City Charter 14-40 

City Clerk Department . . . 53, 54 

City Council of 1952 . . . . . . . . .11,12,146 

Committees of 13 

Officers of 12 

President of 11 

City Council, Presidents of, 1910-1952 137-146 

City Government, 1952 11 

City Governments, 1909 to 1952 136-146 

City Hospital 60, 61 

City Messenger 12 

City officials in charge of executive departments . . . . 41, 42 

City, origin and growth of 4, 5 

City Planning Department 54, 55 

City Proper (Wards 3 and 5): 

Public Schools in 101 

City Record (Boston City Record) . . . .. . . . 90, 91 

City Seal, origin of and present form 2, 3 

City Solicitor, office of, abolished 63 

Civil Defense . 55, 56 

Clerk of Committees (City Council) 12 

Collateral Loan Company 118 

Collecting Department 56 

Common Council: 

Presidents of, 1822-1909 149, 150 

Conveyancers, City (Law Dept.) . . ... . . 63 

Corporation Counsel (Law Dept.) 62, 63 

County of Suffolk: 

Auditor 119 

Commissioners 119 

Court House Commission . . 117 

District Attorney 119 

Index Commissioners 119 

Treasurer 119 

Courts and Officers of: 

Land Court 119 

Register of Deeds 120 

Sheriff 120 

D. 

Deaths, Registrar of ... 89 

Deeds, Register of (Suffolk County) 120 

Departments and Commissions of the City (alphabetical list): 

Art 44 



INDEX — D. 157 

Page 
Departments and Commissions of the City (alphabetical list). — Concl. 

Assessing 45, 46 

Auditing 46 

Budget 50,51 

Building 51, 52 

City Clerk 53, 54 

City Planning 54, 55 

Civil Defense 55, 56 

Collecting 56 

Election 56, 57 

Finance Commission 109 

Fire 57-59 

Franklin Foundation 112, 113 

Health . . ■ 59, 60 

Hospital 60, 61 

Institutions 61, 62 

Law 62,63 

Library . 63-68 

Licensing Board 110, 111 

Mayor 43 

Park 68-80 

Penal Institutions 80 

Police 107-109 

Printing . . . . . 80, 81 

Public Buildings . . 81, 82 

Public Welfare . . 82, 83 

Public Works 83-87 

Registry 89 

Retirement Board 48, 49 

School Buildings 106, 107 

School Committee 101-106 

Sinking Funds 89, 90 

Statistics 90, 91 

Street Laying-Out 91-93 

Supply 93 

Traffic 49, 50 

Treasury 94 

Veterans Services (Soldiers' Relief ) 94, 95 

Weights and Measures 95 

District Attorney (Suffolk County) 119 

Assistants 119 

Dorchester (Wards 13-17) : 

Municipal Court of 123 

Public Schools in 101 



158 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

E. 

Page 

East Boston (Ward 1): 

District Court of 123 

Public Schools in 101 

Election Department 56, 57 

Employment Bureau 130 

Examiners, Board of (Building Dept.) 52 

Executive Departments of City 43-95 

Executive Officers, with term, etc 41, 42 



F. 

Ferries owned by City . . 84, 85 

Finance Commission ». 109 

Fire Department, with officials, etc 57-59 

Firemen's Relief Fund 59 

Flag Days 81 

Fourth of July Orators appointed by City Government . . 152, 153 

Franklin Foundation 112 

Franklin Technical Institute (Franklin Union) . . 112, 113 



Q. 

Government of Boston, 1952 11 

Government of Boston, Members of, 1909-1952 . . . 136-146 



H. 

Health Department 59, 60 

Highway Division, Public Works Dept 84, 85 

Hospital Department (City Hospital) 60, 61 

Sanatorium Division 61 

South Department 61 

House of Correction, Deer Island ....;.. 80 

Housing Authority, Boston . . . . . . . - 115-117 

Hyde Park (Ward 18, part) : 

Municipal Court of (with W. Roxbury) 123 

Public Schools in 102 

I. 

Index Commissioners (Suffolk County) 119 

Insolvency and Probate, Court of 121 

Institutions Department: 

Commissioner of ... 61 

Long Island Hospital 61, 62 



INDEX — J-L-M-O. 159 

J. 

Page 

Jailer and Sheriff (Suffolk County) 120 

Jamaica Plain (Ward 19): 

Public Schools in 101 

July Fourth, Orators appointed by the City .... 152, 153 

Justices of Municipal Courts ....... 122, 123 

Juvenile Court 124 

L. 

Land Court (Suffolk County) 119 

Law Department 62, 63 

Library Department 63-68 

Central and Branch libraries of 64-68 

Officials and Trustees of 63, 64 

Trust funds, appropriation, etc 67 

Volumes, number belonging and circulated .... 67 
License and Permit Fees: 

Board of Examiners (Building Dept.) 52 

Public Works Dept 84, 85 

Licensing Board 110, 111 

Licensing .Division, Mayor's Office (Amusement licenses) . . 43 

Loan Company, Collateral 118 

M. 

Market Division (Public Buildings Dept.) 82 

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Markets 82 

Marriage Certificates, Licenses (Registry Dept.) .... 89 

Massachusetts Market Authority . . . . . . . 118 

Mayor: 

Department of 43 

City Record (Editorial Office) 43, 91 

Office staff of 43 

Public Celebrations, etc 43 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 1952 147, 148 

Medical Examiners (Suffolk County) 126 

Mortuaries (Suffolk County) 126 

Municipal Court: 

Boston Proper 121, 122 

Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester 122, 123 

East Boston, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury . 123 

Justices of (regular and special) 120-124 

Probation officers of 124, 125 

Municipal Employment Bureau 130 

O. 

Old South Association 118 

Orators of Boston since 1771 152, 153 

Overseers of Public Welfare 82, 83 

Temporary Home and Wayfarers' Lodge in charge of 83 



160 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

P. 

Page 

Park Department 68-80 

Commissioners and chief officials of 68 

Penal Institutions Department 80 

Pensions for retired teachers 106 

Plan A Charter 14-40 

Planning Department, City 54, 55 

Police Department 107, 108 

Commissioner and chief officials of 107 

Police Listing Board 57 

Printing Department 80, 81 

Probate and Insolvency, Court of 121 

Probation officers (Suffolk County) 124, 125 

Public Buildings Department 81,82 

Superintendent and Chief Officials of 81, 82 

Public Library (Library Dept.) 63-68 

Public Works Department 83-87 

Bridge and Highway Division of * 84, 85 

Lamps, street, number and varieties maintained by 85 

Sanitary Division of 85 

Sewer Division of 86 

Water Division of 87 

R. 

Real Estate Commission . 88 

Recreation Board 130, 131 

Refuse, removal of 85 

Register of Deeds (Suffolk County) ....... 120 

Registry Department 89 

City Registrar of births, marriages and deaths ... 89 

Retirement Board 48, 49 

Roslindale (Wards 20 and 21): 

Public Schools in 101 

Roxbury (Wards 8-12) : 

Municipal Court of 123 

Public Schools in 101 

S. 

Sanitary Division (Public Works Dept.) 85 

School Buildings, Dept. of . * 106, 107 

School Committee 100-106 

Department of, with officials 100 

Elementary and Intermediate School districts . . . 101, 102 

High and Latin Schools 101 

Industrial and special schools 102-105 

Pensions and retirement funds for teachers .... 106 



INDEX — T-V-W-Z. 161 

School Committee. — Concluded. Page 
School Physicians arid School Nurses .... 102, 103 

Special departments 102-105 

Seal of the City, origin of and present form . . . . 2, 3 

Sewer Division (Public Works Dept.) 86 

Sheriff of Suffolk County 120 

Sinking Funds Department 89, 90 

South Boston (Wards 6 and 7) : 

Municipal Court of 123 

Public Schools in 101 

South End (Wards 3, 4, 9): 

Public Schools in 101 

Statistics Department 90, 91 

City Record 91 

Street Commissioners (Street Laying-Out Dept.) .... 91-93 

Suffolk County (County of Suffolk) 119-122 

Superior Court, justices and clerks of 120, 121 

Supply Department 93 

Supreme Judicial Court, justices and clerks of 120 

T. 

Traffic Commission 49, 50 

Treasury Department 94 

V. 

Various City, County and State Officials 98, 99 

Veterans' Graves Registration 130 

Veterans Services Department 94, 95 

W. 

Water Division (Public Works Dept.) ...... 87 

Water used in 1951, average gallons daily 87 

Weights and Measures Department 95 

West Roxbury (Wards 19 and 20) : 

Municipal Court of 123 

Public Schools in 101 

White Fund, George Robert 114,115 

Z. 

Zoning Adjustment, Board of 46-48 

Members of 47 

Zoning Regulations 47, 48 



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