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[Document 31 — 1962.1 



CITY OF BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL REGISTER 
FOR 1%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, INCLUDING SUBSEQUENT CHANGES, 

WITH 

LISTS OF EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS, 

AND 

MEMBERSHIP OF FORMER CITY GOVERNMENTS. 



COMPILED AND EDITED BY THE CITY CLERK 

UNDER THE DIRECTION 

OF 

THE COMMITTEE ON RULES 

OF 

THE CITY COUNCIL 



CITY OF BOSTON 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

PRINTING SECTION 

1962 



BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

FOR 1962 



/9S 




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, again by St. 1909, c. 486, and again by 
St. 1948, c. 452 as amended by St. 1951, c. 376. 

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, 

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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 hmits 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) Chariestown 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 City Clerk be authorized, 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 2, 1962. Passed. 
Approved by the Mayor January 5, 1962. 

Attest: 

W. J. Malloy, 

City Clerk. 





MAYOR OF BOSTON 





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PRESIDENT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL 






JAMES S. COFFEY 



WILLIAM J. FOLEY, JR. 



PETER F. NINES 



CITY COUNCIL 







CHRISTOPHER A. lANNELLA JOHN E. KERRIGAN 



PATRICK F. McDONOUGH 






GABRIEL FRANCIS PIEMONTE THOMAS A. SULLIVAN 



JOHN J. TIERNEY, JR. 



[Document 31 — 1962. 



CITY OF BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL REGISTER 
FOR 1962 

CONTAINING 

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

WITH 

LISTS OF EXECUTIVE AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICERS, 

AND 

MEMBERSHIP OF FORMER CITY GOVERNMENTS. 



COMPILED AND EDITED BY THE CITY CLERK 

UNDER THE DIRECTION 

OF 

THE COMMITTEE ON RULES 

OF 

THE CITY COUNCIL 



CITY OF BOSTON 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

PRINTING SECTION 

1962 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



Contents 



Page 

Introduction . . . . ■ 9, 10 

The City Government, 1962 11 

Officers of the City Council 12 

Committees of the City Council ....... 13 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with Plan A charter) . . . 14-41 
Officials in charge of executive departments, term, etc. . . 43-45 
Notes on executive departments, Usts of officials, term, etc. . 47-105 
Various City, County and State officials, term, etc. . . . 107-109 

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

term, etc. 110-143 

Members of City Government, 1909-1962 145-158 

Mayors of Boston, 1822-1962 159, 160 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen, 1855-1909 . . . .160, 161 

Presidents of the Common Council, 1822-1909 . . . . 161, 162 

Presidents of the City Council, 1910-1962 163 

Orators of Boston, 1771-1962 a . . 164, 165 

Index I I . . 166-172 



BOSTON Cin MESSa 



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 

1840 the title of the volume was: The Rules and Orders 
of the Common Council. From 1821 to 1829 the docu- 
ment contained merely a register of the City Council 
and a list of the officers. 

In 1829 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 1832 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 

1841 when the pubhcation 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 Hst of the ward officers. 

From 1842 to 1864 it also contained a list of the 
members of preceding City Governments, a necrological 
record of those members, the latest ordinances and the 
spacial statutes relating to the City. In 1851 a hst 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 continued 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, including subsequent 
changes. 







FRANCIS X. JOYCE 
ASSISTANT 
CITY MESSENGER 




CH F. MCDONOUGH JOh- N 




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Boston City Cqi 





LLIAM J. O'OONNELL 
CITY MESSENGER 





DiTRANCE. 



PETER F. HINES 




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L Chamber. 1962 



CITY GOVERNMENT 11 

GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 
1962 



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 

Residence, 
20 Myrtle Street, Jamaica Plain 



BOSTON CITY COUNCIL, 1962 

Stat. 1948, Chap. 452; Stat. 1951, Chap. 376; Stat. 1952, Chap. 190. 

CHRISTOPHER A. lANNELLA, President 

James S. Coffey 
24 White Street, East Boston 

William J. Foley, Jr. 
15 Thomas Park, South Boston 

Peter F. Hines 
235 Independence Drive, West Roxbury 

Christopher A. Iannella 
14 Jaeger Terrace, West Roxbury 

John E. Kerrigan 
213 West Eighth Street, South Boston 

Patrick F. McDonough 
11 Barrington Road, Dorchester 

Gabriel F. Piemonte 
65 Brook Farm Road, West Roxbury 

Thomas A. Sullivan 
64 Linden Street, Dorchester 

John J. Tierney, Jr. 
32 Melville Avenue, Dorchester 

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 OP COMMITTEES 

Office, City Hall, Room 42, 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. 

Assistant Clerks of Committees 

Francis W. Leavey John L. Maloney 

The Assistant Clerks of Committees assist the Clerk of Committees 
in the performance of his duties, and they act also as Secretaries to the 
City Council. 

CITY MESSENGER 

Office, City Hall, Room 41, 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. 

ASSISTANT CITT MESSENGER 

Francis X. Joyce 

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

LIBRARIAN-ARCHIVIST 

Joseph J. Brogna 

DOCUMENT CLERK 

Nicholas J. DiMella 

OFFICIAL REPORTER OF PROCEEDINGS 

Elvira Johnson 




WALTER J. MALLOY 

City Clerk 



OFFICERS 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 




ROBERT E. GREEN 

Cleik of Committees 





William j. o'DONNEll 

City Messenger 



CITY COUNCIL 13 



STANDING COMMITTEES OF CITY 
COUNCIL. 

19 6 2 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

All the members, Councillor Piemonte, Chairman, Councillor Coffey 

V ice-Chairman. 



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

Appropmations and Finance: All the members, Councillor Sullivan, 
Chairman, Councillor Piemonte, V ice-Chairman. 

Claims: Councillors McDonough, Piemonte, Hines, Tierney, Coffey. 

Confirmations: Councillors Piemonte, Sullivan, Foley, Hines, Tierney. 

Hospitals: Councillors Tierney, Sullivan, Piemonte, Hines, Coffey. 

Inspection of Prisons: Councillors Foley, Kerrigan, Sullivan, Coffey, 
Tierney. 

Legislative Matters: Councillors Sullivan, McDonough, Foley, Hines, 
Kerrigan. 

Licenses: Councillors Coffey, Hines, Piemonte, Sullivan, McDonough. 

Ordinances: Councillors Hines, McDonough, Sullivan, Piemonte, 
Coffey. 

Public Housing: Councillors Foley, Tierney, Hines, Kerrigan, 
McDonough. 

Public Lands: Councillors Hines, Sullivan, Kerrigan, McDonough, 
Tierney. 

Public Services and Recreation: Councillors Tierney, Foley, Coffey, 
Kerrigan, Hines. 

Rules: Councillors Kerrigan, Tierney, McDonough, Foley, Piemonte. 

Urban Redevelopment, Rehabilitation and Renewal: All the 
members. Councillor McDonough, Chairman, Councillor Sullivan, V ice- 
Chairman. 



14 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



CURRENTLY OPERATIVE PROVISIONS 

OF 
CHAPTER 452 OF THE ACTS OF 1948 

AS AMENDED BY 

CHAPTER 376 OF THE ACTS OF 1951, 

INCLUDING SUBSEQUENT CHANGES 

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. 

"Prelininary 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 obUgations 
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 thereimder; 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. IIB. 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 
oflBce 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 jj^ears 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 resignes or dies before taking office, the city council 
shall forthwith adopt an order calUng 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 mayor 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. ISA. 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 vacancy 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 duly quaUfied 
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 citj^ 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 dulj^ 
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 citj^ 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 directly or indirectly in- 
curred 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 mayor 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 coimcillors 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 mayor 
specific information on any municipal matter within its jurisdiction, and 
may request his presence to answer written questions relating thereto 
at a meeting to be held not earlier than one week from the date of the 



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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 pubhcly 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 year, 
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 ofSce 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 city 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 council- 
lor-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 city 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. 19 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 oflBce, 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 Peovisions 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 



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preceding the preliminary election, ia 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), imder 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 quaUfied 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 preUminary 
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 pubhc 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 pubUc 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 pubhc 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 CHARTEE WITH AMENDMENTS 



23 



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 oflBce 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 quaUfied 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 
dale, 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 persona 
whose names are written upon the lines the numbers of which appear 
opposite our signatures below, signed the same in person. 



Names and Addeesses of Persons 
CiBcuiiATiNG This Sheet 


Numbers of Lines Upon '^Tiich 
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 city 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 vaUd 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 quaUfied 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 petitioners. 

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 
conxmission 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 

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 before five o'clock in the afternoon of the twenty-ninth day 
preceding the preliminary election, 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; provided, 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 said twenty-ninth day. 

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 prehminary 
election if he dies on or before the second Friday preceding such election 
(6) 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 iu the afternoon on the first Tuesday precediog 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 prehminary election unless 
such candidate, if Uving, 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 prehminary 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- 

* Sect. 57B as amended by Stat. 1958, chap. 257. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 27 

viouely 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, 
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 afternoon 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 coimted 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 



28 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

the final disposition of any objections filed, the election commission shall 
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 preUminary 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 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; 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 preUminary 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 petition 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 

oflBce of city councillor, and not more than five candidates for the office 
of school committeeman. 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, immediately 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 prehminary election under Plan A 



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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 persona 
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 prehminary 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 anything 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 Ust 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 more than three candi- 
dates for the office of school committeeman. On the ballots for use at 
both of said elections, there shall be printed directions 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 oificials, 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. SA.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 ofl&cers 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 

* Sect. 3 as amended by Stat. 1924, Chap. 479, Sect. 2, and Stat. 1941, 
Chap. 604, Sect. 1. 

t Sect. 3A as inserted by Stat. 1941, Chap. 604, Sect. 1, and as amended 
by Stat. 1947, Chap. 120. 



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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 liabihties 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 tenth in 
each year the city auditor may, with the approval of the ma3^or in each 
instance, apply any income and taxes not disposed of and make transfers 
from any appropriation to any other appropriation for the purpose only 
of closing the accounts of the fiscal year. 

(See Stat. 19^2, Chap. 4, Sect. 3, reading as follows: 

"During the continuance of the existing state of war between 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.t 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. 3B as inserted by Stat. 1941, Chap. 604, Sect. 1, and as amended 
by Stat. 1954, Chap. 24. 

t Sect. 4A inserted by Stat. 1924, Chap. 479, Sect. 3. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 33 

Sect. 5.* The city council with the approval of the mayor may from 
time to time make by-laws or ordinances for any or all of the following 
purposes: — (a) to create a new department or agency; (6) to abolish, in 
whole or in part, any department or agency; (c) to reorganize, in whole 
or in part, any department or department head or any agency or agency 
head; (d) to confer or impose on any department or agency any power 
or duty of the city not appertaining at the time of the making of the 
by-law or ordinance to any department or agency; (e) to transfer any or 
all of the powers, duties and appropriations of any division of any depart- 
ment or agency to another division of the same department or agency; 
(/) to transfer any or all of the powers, duties and appropriations of any 
department or division thereof or of any agency or division thereof either 
to another department or division thereof or to another agency or division 
thereof; and (g) to increase, reduce, establish or abohsh the salary of any 
department or agency head. Every department or agency head created 
by, or resulting from a reorganization effected bj'^, a by-law or ordinance 
made under this section shall, unless ex officio, be appointed by the mayor 
without confirmation by the city council for a term expiring on the first 
Monday of the January following the next biennial municipal election at 
which a mayor is elected or, in the case of a person serving without com- 
pensation or of a person serving on the board of appeal, the board of 
examiners, the board of examiners of gasfitters or other like board, for 
such other term as the by-law or ordinance may prescribe. Every person 
holding an office or position subject to the civil service laws and rules 
shall, if the office or position is aboUshed by a by-law or ordinance made 
under this section and the by-law or ordinance so provides, be reappointed 
without civil service examination or registration to a similar office or 
position with similar status in any new department or agency, or division 
of either, thereby created or in any department or agency, or division 
of either, not thereby abolished; and every such person shall upon such 
reappointment, retain all rights to retirement with pension that shall 
have accrued or would thereafter accrue to him; and his services shall be 
deemed to have been continuous to the same extent as if such abolition 
had not taken place. As used in this section, the term "agency" shall 
be construed to mean any office in charge of a board or officer not subject 
to the direction of a department head. Nothing in this section shall 
authorize any action in conflict with the civil service laws or rules ex- 
cept as expressly provided herein ; nor shall any by-law or ordinance made 
under this section affect in any way the school committee or any board 
or officer of the school committee or school department, or the board of 
commissioners of school buildings or the superintendent of construction, 
or the board of trustees of the teachers' retirement fund or the board of 
trustees of the permanent school pension fund, or the Boston retirement 

* Sect. 5 as amended by Stat. 1953, Chap. 473. 



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board, or the city clerk, or the board of election commissioners, or the 
Boston traflSc commission, or any board or officer 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 pubhc 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 pubhc money except such as may be necessary for the 
contingent and incidental expenses of the city councU. . . . 

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 Sufifolk 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 
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 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 35 

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 committeee 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 persons 
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 
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. 13. Affected by Stat. 1953, Chap. 473. 



36 MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 

Sect. 16. No oflficial 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. 

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. 16A. Inserted by Stat. 1951, Chap. 182. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 37 

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 
sixty-five thousand dollars, or such additional sums as may 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 sixty-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 
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 any witness at any public hearing may ask him any pertinent question 
and may offer pertinent evidence through other witnesses subject to 
cross-examination by the commission and its counsel. 

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 

* Sect. 20 as amended by Stat. 1921, Chap. 81, Stat. 1924, Chap. 369, 
Stat. 1948, Chap. 175, and Stat. 1961, Chap. 40. 



38 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 
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.t 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 

* Sect. 26 as amended by Stat. 1910, Chap. 437, Sect. 1, and Stat. 1911, 
Chap. 165, Sect. 1. 

t Sect. 27 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 

February in each year, prepare and furnish to the city auditor a list of 
the oflficials and employees under said officer or board and paid by the 
city or county on the first day of such February. Such fist 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 pubfication. 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 
pubhc ways, the issue of permits or hcenses for coasting, the storage of 
gasoline, oil, and other inflammable substances or explosive compounds 
and the use of the pubUc 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 the board 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 pubUshed 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 

* Sect. 29 as amended by Stat. 1934, Chap. 185, Sect. 1, and Stat. 1947, 
Chap. 447, Sect. 1. 



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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 maj^ 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 pubhshed 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.* 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 two thousand 
dollars, shall, unless the mayor gives written authority to do otherwise, 
invite proposals therefor bj'- 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 anj'- 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 

* Sect. 30 as amended by Stat. 1939, Chap. 156, Sect. 1, and Stat. 1955, 
Chap. 60, Sect. 2. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 41 

under the advice of the law department, and a record thereof shall be 
kept by said department. 

Sect. 32.* Beginning in the year nineteen Imndred 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. 



* Sect. 32 as amended by Stat. 1914, Chap. 730, Sec. 1, Stat. 1921, 
Chap, 288, Sect. 1, and Stat. 1924, Chap. 479, Sect. 4. 



ORGANIZATION OF BOSTON'S CITY GOVERNMENT 



GOVERNOR 



FINANCE 
COMMISSION 



CITY 
COUNCIL 



ADMINISTRATIVE 



L_ 



BOSTON 
HOUSING 
AUTHORITY 



BOSTON 

REDEVELOPMENT 

AUTHORITY 



L, 



ELECTORATE 



1 

J 



ADMINISTRATIVE 
SERVICES 



T^L 



SCHOOL 

COMMITTEE 



DEPARTMENTS 



COMMISSION 



TRAFFIC 
PARKING 



DEPARTMENTS 



= Full Control 
= Partial Control 
^ Board or Co\ 



r_ 



'JL 



•T- 



jr: 



':zi 



/ PUBLIC 

ihprovguknt 
i commission 
\b / 



44 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



OpFICIAIiS. 



How 
Created. 



Appointed oe Elected. 



By Whom. 



When. 



Tebm. 



Begins. Length. 



Examiners, Board of 
(Three) 



Fire Commissioner. 



Gasfitters, Board of Ex- 
aminers of (Three) . . 

Health Commissioner. . , 

Hospital Trustees 
(Five) 



Library Trustees (Five) 



Parks and Recreation, 
Commissioner of 



Parks and Recreation, 
Associate Commission- 
ers of (Foiu*) 



Penal Institutions Com- 
missioner 



Personnel, Supervisor of 
Police Commissioner. . . 

Public Health Coimcil 
(Nine) 



Public Works, Commis- 
sioner of 



Purchasing Agent 

Real Estate, Committee 
on Foreclosed (Three) 

Real Property, Com- 
missicmer of 



Real I'roperty, Assist- 
ant Clommissioner of . . 

Real I'roperty, Associ- 
ate (!)ommissioners of 
(Throe) 



Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 



Statute 
and Ord. 

Ord. 



Statute 
Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Ord. 
Ord. 

Statute 

Ord. 

Ord. 
Ord. 

Ord. 

Ord. 

Ord. 

Ord. 



Mayor 



Annually, 
one 

Quadren- 
nially 

Annually, 
one 



Annually, 
one 

Annually, 
one 



Annually, 
one 

Quadren- 
nially 



Quinquen- 
nially 

Annually, 
three 



Annually, 
one 



May 1 
May 1 
May 1 



May 1 


May 1 


* 


May 1 


May 1 


t 


May 1 


May 1 


« 


* 


§ 


* 


* 


May 1 



* For a terin expiring onthe first Monday of the January following the next biennial municipal 
election at which a mayor is elected. 

§ Th(! Chairman and two other members of the Real Property Board are appointed by the 
Mayor from the Real Property Board, 
t Position placed under Civil Service by Stat. 1959, Chapter 603. 



CHIEF OFFICIALS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS 



45 



OFnCIALS. 



How 
Created. 



Appointed ob Elected. 



By Whom, 



When. 



Tebu. 



Begins. LenEth 



Retirement Board 
(Three) 



Review, Board of 
(Three) 



Sinking Funds Com- 
missioners (Six) 



Traffic and Parking 
Commissioner 



Veterans' Benefits and 
Services Commissioner 

Veterans' Graves and 
Registration, Super- 
visor of 



Weights and Measures, 
Sealer of 



Welfare, Overseers of 
Public (Twelve) 



Zoning Adjustment, 
Board of (Twelve) . . . . 

Alternates (Eleven) . . 

Zoning Commission 
(Eleven) 



Statute 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 



Statute 

Statute 
and Ord. 



Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 



Mayor 



Triennially, 
one 



See footnote 

Annually, 
two 



Annually, 
four 

Annually, 
two 

Annually, 
two 

Annually, 
four 



Oct. 1 

See footnote 

May 1 



t 

t 

May 1 

May 1 

May 1 
May 1 



Syrs. 



Pee foot- 
note 

3 yrs. 



3yra. 

5 yre. 

5 yrs. 
3 yrs. 



* For a term aspiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial mtuieipal 
election at which a mayor is elected. 

t Position placed under Civil Service by Stat. 1949, Chap. 245. 
t Position placed under Civil Service by Stat. 1909, Chap. 382. 

Note: — The Mayor appoints three persons to this Board as follows: — (1) 
such person in the service of the real estate appraisal division of the assessing 
department as the mayor, by a writing filed with the city clerk after the com- 
mencement of a municipal year, shall designate to serve ex officio on said board 
at his pleasure during such year, who, while so serving, shall be chairman of 
said board, (2) such person in the service of the statistical research division of 
the assessing department as the mayor in like manner shall designate to serve 
ex ofiicio on said board at his pleasure during such year, and (3) such person 
as the mayor shall appoint from the public at large to serve on said board for 
a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial 
municipal election at which a mayor is elected. 



THE DEPARTMENTS AND BOARDS OF THE CITY WERE 
REORGANIZED AND CONSOLIDATED BY CHAPTER 8 OF 
THE ORDINANCES OF 1953, WHICH TOOK EFFECT ON JANU- 
ARY 1, 1954, CHAPTER 2 OF THE ORDINANCES OF 1954, WHICH 
TOOK EFFECT ON MAY 1, 1954, AND CHAPTER 3 OF THE OR- 
DINANCES OF 1954, WHICH TOOK EFFECT ON JUNE 30, 1954. 

FOR CONVENIENT REFERENCE THE FOLLOWING DE- 
PARTMENTS ARE ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY ACCORDING 
TO THE PRINCIPAL WORD OF THEIR TITLE. THE DEPART- 
MENTS ARE DISTINGUISHED BY TITLES IN CAPITAL LET- 
TERS AND THE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS ARE IN ITALICS. 



(47) 



DEPARTMENT OF THE MAYOR 



4!) 



;SipAprMENS-SiF'^i 



Office, 27 City Hall, second floor 

(Stat. 1885, Chap. 266; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449; 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; 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; Rev. Ord. 1947, Chap. 2; Stat. 1948, Chap 
452; Stat. 1951, Chap. 376.] 

JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 
John H. O'Neill, Jr., Administrative Assistant 
Albert Kramer, Administrative Assistant 
William J. Devine, Assistant Secretary 
Mary V. Callanan, Appointment Secretary 
Margaret J. Leahy, Clerk 
Elmer C. Foster, Community Relations Advisor 
Richard J. Sinnott, Director of Public Information 
and Chief of Licensing Division 

the city record 
Office, 40 City Hall 
James F. Leonard, Editor 
P. Nicholas Petrocelli, Associate Editor 



ADMINISraATIVE SEtRV'ieES, DEPARTMENT- 



Office, 50 City Hall 
[Ord. 1953, Chap. 8, Sec. 9; Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap 4; Ord. 1961, Chap. 1, 

Sec. 3.] 
Administrative Services Board 
Henry A. Scagnoli, Director of Administrative Services, Chairman'^ 
Henry T. Brennan, Supervisor of Budgets'' 
Duncan T. Foley, Supervisor of Personnel^ 
Michael A. DeSimone, Purchasing Agent* 
John T. Leonard, Temporary City Auditor, ex officio 
James E. Gildea, Collector-Treasurer, ex officio 
Adolph H. Brauneis, Commissioner of Assessing, ex officio 
Lawrence W. Costello, Administrative Secretary 

* For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial 
municipal election at which a mayor is elected. 

t Stat. 1959, Chapter 603 placing the office of Supervisor of Personnel under Civil 
Service was accepted by the City Council on October 19, 1959, and approved by the Mayor 
OD October 20, 1959. 



50 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

The Administrative Services Department represents a consolidation of 
the activities formerly conducted by the Budget, Printing, and Supply 
Departments, and the acquisition of 2 new activities — the receipt and 
processing of general complaints and the establishment of an office machine 
repair unit. It is under the charge of a board known as the Administrative 
Services Board, consisting of the Director of Administrative Services as 
chairman, the Supervisor of Budgets, the Supervisor of Personnel, the 
Purchasing Agent, the City Auditor, the Collector-Treasurer, and the 
Commissioner of Assessing, ex officiis. It is the duty of this board, and 
more especially of the Director of Administrative Services, to make, under 
the Mayor, studies and recommendations with respect to the organization, 
activities, policies, and procedures of all departments, boards, and officers 
so that the administration thereof shall be economical and efficient. 

The regular activities of the department are divided into six divisions — 
administrative, budget, personnel, purchasing, complaints, and office ma- 
chine servicing. The Director, in addition to his regular duties, as set forth 
above, directs the operations and procedures of the Complaints Division 
and the Office Machine Repair Unit. The Supervisor of Budgets is the 
budget officer of the city and county and under the direction of the Mayor 
and in consultation with the Director is responsible for the preparation 
of the annual and all supplementary budgets as well as all subsequent 
revisions of the items in any budget. The Supervisor of Personnel is in 
charge of all personnel records as well as the administration of all com- 
pensation plans estabUshed for city and county employees. He makes a 
continuing study of personnel problems, employment conditions, and 
economic changes affecting all departments and recommends to the Mayor 
and department officials programs and administrative policies designed 
to improve and co-ordinate the handUng of personnel matters. The 
Purchasing Agent is responsible for the furnishing of all materials or 
supplies requisitioned by the several departments. He has charge of the 
printing plant and supplies the printing or binding requisitioned by 
departments to whom the City is required by law to furnish the same. 
He is the custodian of all surplus personal property of the city and may 
reallocate any such items among the several departments or, with the 
required approvals, sell or otherwise dispose of the same. 

The department also contains a board of five commissioners known as 
the Art Commission, which has the custody and care of all works of art 
owned by the City. While not subject to the direct supervision or control 
of the Administrative Services Board, this commission shall not communi- 
cate with the Mayor or make any annual or other report except through 
the board. 

Art Commission 
Office, Faneuil Hall 

fStat. 1898, Chap. 410; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 4; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 11 ; 
Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 87; Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 4, Sec. 8.1 



ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT 51 

OFFICIALS 

Nelson W. Aldbich, Chairman 
, Secretary 

COMMISSIONERS* 

William B. Osgood, nominated by the Trustees of the Public Library of 

the City of Boston. Term expiring May 1, 1966. 
Mabgabet Fitzhugh Browne, nominated by the Copley Society of 

Boston. Term expiring May 1, 1967. 
Alice M. Walsh (nee Maginnis), nominated by the Museum of Fine 

Arts. Term expiring May 1, 1963. 
Nelson W. Aldrich, nominated by the Massachusetts Institute of 

Technology. Term expiring May 1, 1964. 
Marvin Goody, nominated by the Boston Society of Architects. Term 

expiring May 1, 1965. 

David McKibbin, Clerk, 10| Beacon street, Boston 

The Art Commission, formerly the Art Department, established in 
1898, is composed of five commissioners, appointed by the Mayor. Each 
year one of the following-named bodies, namely, the Museum of Fine 
Arts, the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, the Boston Society of Architects, and 
the Copley Society of Boston, 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 
commission expires, the Maj'-or 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 Commission, 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 struc- 
ture 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 con- 
tracts or orders for the execution of any painting, monument, statue, bust, 
bas-relief, or other sculpture for the City shall be made by said Commission 
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. 

Public Safety Commission 

Office, 50 City Hall 

IStat. 1959, Chap. 203; Stat. 1961, Chap. 194; Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 4, 

Sec. 9.) 

Henry A. Scagnoli, Director of Administrative Services, ex officio, 

Chairman 

* The Commisaioners serve without compensation. 



52 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Charles W. Sweeney, Director of Civil Defense, ex officio 
Robert E. York, Building Commissioner, ex officio 
Thomas J. Griffin, Fire Commissioner, ex officio 
James W. Haley, Public Works Commissioner, ex officio 
Thomas F. Carty, Traffic and Parking Commissioner, ex officio 
Frederick J. Gillis, Superintendent of Schools, ex officio 
Edmund L. McNamara, Police Commissioner, ex officio 
John T. Foley, M.D., Temporary Health Commissioner, ex officio 

Thomas L. McLernon, General Manager, Metropolitan Transit Authority, 

ex officio 
Lawrence W. Costello, Secretary 

It is the duty of this Ccnamission to co-ordinate the work of all depart- 
ments of the City concerned with public safety to the end that there 
may be efficient and concerted action by said departments, particularly 
in times of emergency or disaster. The Commission shall meet at least 
once each month, at the call of the Director of Administrative Services, 
for the purpose of discharging said duty. 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT 



Office, 301 City Hall Annex, thu-d 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. 6; 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; Stat. 1951, Chap. 601; Ord. 1954, Chap. 3; Ord. 1958, 
Chap. 4; Ord. 1961, Chap. 1.] 

BOARD 

Adolph H. Brauneis, Commissioner of Assessing* 
Francis X. Cuddy, Associate Commissioner of Assessing* 
Edmond J. Donlan, Associate Commissioner of Assessing"^ 

BOARD OF REVIEW 

John J. Riley, Jr., ex officio. Chairman. 
Paul M. Finan, ex officio! 
James J. Walsh* 

John P. Doherty, Executive Secretary 



The Assessing Department, is under the charge of a board consisting 
of an officer, known as the Commissioner of Assessing, and two other 
officers, known as Associate Commissioners of Assessing. The mayor 

* For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial 
municipal election at which a mayor is elected. 

t Such person in the service of the real estate appraisal division of the assessing depart- 
ment as the mayor, by a writing filed with the city clerk after the commencement of a 
municipal year, shall designate to serve ex officio on said board at his pleasure during such 
year, who, while so serving, shall be chairman of said board. (See Ord. 1961, Chap. 1, 
Sect. 4.) 

§ Such person in the service of the statistical research division of the assessing depart- 
ment as the mayor, by a writing filed with the city clerk after the commencement of a 
municipal year, shall designate to serve ex officio on said board at his pleasure during such 
year. (See Ord. 1961, Chap. 1, Sect. 4.) 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT 53 

shall from time to time by a writing filed with the cit}'- clerk designate 
one of the associate commissioners of assessing as the associate com- 
missioner of assessing for motor vehicle excises and the other as the as- 
sociate commissioner of assessing for poll taxes. 

Said board shall divide the assessing department from time to time 
into a real estate appraisal division, a statistical research division, and 
such other divisions as said board shall adjudge necessary for the proper 
conduct of the department. 

The commissioner of assessing shall, for the assessing department 
including the board of review, exclusively have the power, and perform 
the duties, conferred or imposed by law on the assessor in existence im- 
mediately prior to April 26, 1961, with respect to the acquisition and 
disposal of property, the making of contracts, and the appointment, 
suspension, discharge, compensation and indemnification of subordinates. 
The commissioner of assessing shall also have the powers and perform 
the duties conferred or imposed by law on the assessor and the board 
of review in the assessing department in existence immediately prior to 
April 26, 1961, with respect to taxes other than poll and motor vehicle 
excise taxes, and shall further have the powers and perform the duties 
from time to time conferred or imposed on assessors of cities in Massa- 
chusetts by general laws applicable to Boston with respect to taxes other 
than poll and motor vehicle excise taxes. 

The associate commissioners of assessing shall have the powers and 
perform the duties conferred or imposed by law on the assessor in existence 
immediately prior to April 26, 1961, with respect, in the case of the asso- 
ciate commissioner of assessing for motor vehicle excises, to motor vehicle 
excise taxes, and in the case of the associate commissioner of assessing for 
poll taxes, to poll taxes, and shall also have the powers and perform the 
duties from time to time conferred or imposed on assessors of cities in 
Massachusetts by general laws applicable to Boston with respect, in the 
case of the associate commissioner of assessing for motor vehicle excises, 
to motor vehicle excise taxes, and in the case of the associate commis- 
sioner of assessing for poll taxes, to poll taxes. In addition, each asso- 
ciate commissioner of assessing may, at such time as he shall have been 
so authorized by written designation signed by the commissioner of as- 
sessing, approved by the mayor and filed with the city clerk and such 
authorization shall not have been revoked in like manner, exercise the 
powers and perform the duties of commissioner of assessing in relation to 
such matters as may be specified in such designation. In the event of the 
absence, disability or vacancy in office of an associate commissioner of 
assessing, the powers and duties conferred or imposed upon him by or 
under this section shall be exercised and performed by the other associate 
commissioner of assessing. 

The Board of Review, consists of (1) such person in the service of 
the real estate appraisal division of the assessing department as the 
mayor, by a writing filed with the city clerk after the commencement of 
a municipal year, shall designate to serve ex officio on said board at his 
pleasure during such year, who, while so serving, shall be chairman of 



54 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

said board, (2) such person in the service of the statistical research division 
of the assessing department as the mayor in like manner shall designate 
to serve ex officio on said board at his pleasure during such year, and (3) 
such person as the mayor shall appoint from the public at large. 

It shall be the duty of the board of review to review every application 
for the abatement of a real estate or personal property tax and report 
to the commissioner of assessing its findings and recommendations with 
respect thereto, including such suggestion for settlement, if any, as, after 
discussion with the applicant, the board may think proper. 

Every application for abatement filed with the assessing department 
shall be deemed to be filed with, and shall be forthwith transmitted to, 
in the case of an apphcation for the abatement of a real estate or personal 
property tax, the commissioner of assessing, in the case of an application 
for the abatement of a motor vehicle excise tax, the associate commissioner 
of assessing for motor vehicle exicses, and in the case of an application 
for the abatement of a poll tax, the associate commissioner of assessing 
for poU taxes. 



AUDITING DEPARTMENT 



Office, 11 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; Ord. 1949, 
Chap. 9.] 

John T. Leonard, Temporary City Auditor 
John F. Fitzpatrick, 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 estabhshed 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. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 55 

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, a member of the Boston 
Retirement Board and a member of the Administrative Services Board. 
(Rev. Ord. 1947, Chaps. 3, 6.) 



BUILDING DiEPARTMENT 



Office, 901-910 City Hall Annex, ninth floor 

Robert E. York, Building Commissioner. Term expiring May 15, 

1966. 
Thomas L. Flynn, Deputy Building Commissioner and Head of 

Technical Services. 
Frank J. Coughlin, Executive Secretary and Head of Office Services. 
Edmund J. Morgan, Head of Construction and Safety Inspections. 
Edward P. Lang, Head of Mechanical Inspections. 
Leo F. Murphy, Superintendent, Head of Electrical Inspections. 

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



56 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

The Commissioner also licenses gas fitters, both master and journeyman; 
registers master plumb«rs; establishes the qualifications 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. 

On May 1, 1954, in accordance with Ordinances of 1954, Chapter 2, 
Section 30, the powers, duties, appropriations and personnel of the Elec- 
trical Inspection Division of the Fire Department were transferred to the 
Building Department. 

By Chapter 2 of the Ordinances of 1954 the Board of Appeal, the Board 
of Examiners, the Board of Examiners of Gasfitters, and the Committee 
on Licenses were placed in the Building Department and the Board of 
Zoning Adjustment and the Zoning Commission were placed in the said 
Department by Revised Ordinances of 1961, Chapter 9, Sections 9 and 10, 
but none of said Boards, Commission or Committee is subject to the 
supervision or control of the Building Commissioner, but unless otherwise 
ordered by the Mayor none of said Boards, Commission or Committee 
shall commimicate with the Mayor or make any annual or other report, 
except through the Building Commissioner. 

Board of Appeal 

Office, 703 City Hall Annex, seventh floor 

[Stat. 1938, Chap. 479, § 117, as amended by Ord. 1943, § 42 (Building 
Code); Stat. 1924, Chap. 488, § 19, as amended by Stat. 1941, Chap. 
373, § 18 (Zonmg Law); Stat. 1948, Chap. 165; Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, 
§21.] 

OFFICIALS 

John J. Gbigalus, Chairman 
Merton p. Ellis, Secretary 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 



57 



THE BOARD 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



John J. Grigalus 

Samuel J. Tomasello . 
James J. Boyle 



George W. Judkins. 



Merton P. Ellia. 



Mayor's selection. 



fBoston Society of Architects 

\ Boston Society of Civil Engineers. 



Building Trades Council of Boston and 
Vicinity 

(Greater Boston Real Estate Board " 

1 Massachusetts Real Estate Association 



Master Builders Association of Boston 

Building Trades Employers' Association of 
the City of Boston 

Associated General Contractors of Massa- 
chusetts, Inc 



May 1, 1967 
May 1, 1963 

May 1, 1964 
May 1, 1965 

May 1, 1966 



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 of Boston, one by the Building Trades 
Employers' Association of the City of Boston, and one by the Associated 
General Contractors of Massachusetts, Inc. ; one member from two candi- 
dates nominated by the Building Trades Council of Boston and Vicinity; 
and one member selected by the Mayor. The term of office is five years. 
Each member is paid $25 per diem for actual service, but not more than 
$3,500 in any one year for the aggregate services rendered by him under 
building code and zoning law. 

Any apphcant for a permit from the Building Commissioner whose 
appUcation 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 a shorter period as the Building Commissioner 
designates) 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 pubhc inspection. 



58 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Board of Examiners 
Office, 703 City Hall Annex, seventh 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; Stat. 1945, Chap. 626; Stat. 1952, Chap. 
212; Ord. 1952, Chap. 6; Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 22.] 

OFFICIALS 

Falk Nathan, Chairman 

Edwina S. Cartt, Permanent Secretary 

THE BOARD 

Carmen Jiustino Term expiring May 1, 1964. 

Falk Nathan. Term expiring May 1, 1962. 

John Gxjarino. Term expiring May 1, 1963. 

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 fifteen dollars a day, the yearly 
salary not to exceed fifteen hundred dollars. 

Applicants qualifying for registration pay an initial fee of ten dollars, 
three dollars for annual renewal. 

Board of Examiners of Gasfitta's 

Office, 901 City Hall Annex, ninth floor 
(Stat. 1897, Chap. 265; Stat. 1924, Chap. 63; Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 24.] 

THE BOARD 

Robert E. York, Building Commissioner, ex officio. Chairman 
John T. Foley, M.D., Temporary Health Commissioner, ex officio 
Georqe Robbins (term ending May 1, 1962) 

The appointive member is appointed by the Mayor for a term of one 
year and he shaU be a hcensed master gasfitter who shall have been con- 
tinuously engaged in business as a master gasfitter during the five years 
next preceding his appointment. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 



59 



Committee on Licenses 

Office, 901 City Hall Annex 

[Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 25; Stat. 1959, Chap. 203, § 2. 



COMMITTEE 

Robert E. York, Building Commissioner, ex officio 

Thomas F. Carty, Traffic and Parking Commissioner, ex officio 

Thomas J. Griffin, Fire Commissioner, ex officio 

Frank J. Coughlin, Secretary 

The Committee on Licenses is in the Building Department. This com- 
mittee shaU have the powers and perform the duties conferred or imposed 
on the board of street commissioners by Chapter 148 of the General 
Laws, as amended, by Chapter 577 of the Acts of 1913, as amended, by 
Chapter 488 of the Acts of 1924, as amended, and by Chapter 349 of the 
Acts of 1953, as amended. 



Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 

Office, 901 City Hall Annex 

[Stat. 1955, Chap. 616; Stat. 1958, Chaps. 314, 315. 

OFFICIALS 

John Codman, Chairman 
Robert E. Minot, Vice Chairman 
Frank J. Coughlin, Secretary 



THE commission 



Members 


Nominated by 


Term ending 


Robert E. Minot 


Beacon Hill Civic Association, Inc 


May 1, 1961 
May 1, 1967 
May 1, 1963 

May 1, 1964 
May 1, 1965 


John Codman 


Greater Boston Real Estate Board 


Carmen DiStefano 


Boston Society of Architects 


Andrew H, Hepburn, . . 


Society for the Preservation of New England 
Antiquities 


Dorothy W. Bisbee 


Mayor's Selection 







60 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

The Beacon Hill Architectural Commission was formed for the purpose 
of promoting the "educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of 
the public through the preservation of the historic Beacon Hill District 
and to maintain said district as a landmark in the history of architecture 
and as a tangible reminder of Old Boston as it existed in the early days of 
the Commonwealth". 

The District, as defined in the Act comprises the area bounded aa 
follows: — southerly by the northerly side line of Beacon street; westerly 
by a line parallel with, and one hundred and fifty feet distant westerly 
from, the westerly side line of Beaver street; northerly by Beaver place; 
easterly by Brimmer street; northerly again by Byron street; westerly 
again by a line parallel with, and eighty feet distant westerly from, the 
westerly side line of Charles street; northerly again by the southerly side 
line of Revere street; easterly again by the westerly side line of Myrtle 
street; northerly again by the southerly side line of Myrtle street; and 
easterly again by the westerly side line of Hancock street and said side 
line extended southerly to Beacon street; excluding, however, from said 
area land of the commonwealth and the estates numbered twenty-six to 
eighty-eight, inclusive, and ninety-eight to one hundred and thirty-six, 
inclusive, on Myrtle street. 

Under the provisions of Stat. 1958, Chap. 315, the following addition 
was made to the Historic District. The area bounded as follows: southerly 
by Byron street; westerly by Brimmer street; southerly again by Beaver 
place; westerly again by Embankment road; northerly by Pinckney street; 
and easterly by a line parallel with, and eighty feet distant westerly from, 
the westerly line of Charles street. 

It is the function of the Commission to regulate and control all con- 
struction, reconstruction and alteration to buildings and structures within 
the District in which exterior architectural features are involved. Under 
the terms of the Act, an "Exterior Architectural Feature" is the "archi- 
tectural style and general arrangement of such portion of the exterior of a 
structure as is designed to be open to view from a public way, including 
kind, color and texture of the building materials of such portion and type 
of all windows, doors, fights, signs and other fixtures appurtenant to such 
portion". 

The members of the Commission are appK)inted by the Mayor as follows: 
— one from two candidates nominated by the Beacon Hill Civic Associ- 
ation, Inc., one from two candidates nominated by the Boston Real Estate 
Board, one from two candidates nominated by The Boston Society of 
Architects, one from two candidates nominated by the Society for the 
Preservation of New England Antiquities, and one member selected at 
large by the Mayor. As the term of any member expires his successor 
shall be appointed by the Mayor for a term of five years. The members 
shall serve without compensation. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 



61 



Board of Zoning Adjustment 
Office, 1108 City Hall Annex, eleventh floor 
[Stat. 1924, Chap. 488, Section 20; Stat. 1925, Chap. 219; Stat. 1926, 
Chap. 350; Stat. 1927, Chap. 220; Stat. 1928, Chape. 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; Stat. 1953, Chap. 411; 
Ord. 1954, Chap. 2. §§ 27, 28; Stat. 1959, Chap. 193; Stat. 1960, 
Chap. 652; Rev. Ords. 1961, Chap. 9, § 9.] 

OFFICIALS 

Albert V. Colman, Chairman 
Samuel S. Eisenberg, Vice Chairman 
Mary T. Downey, Secretary 
Thomas E. McCormick, Engineer 
John E. Cassidy, Jr., Assistant Engineer 

THE board 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



Carroll P. Sheehan . . . 

Raymond P. Delano . 

Samuel S. Eisenberg . 

F. Paul Morgan 

Elliot Henderson . . . , 

Albert V. Colman 

Philip M. Horan 

Robert t! Fowler, Jr. 
Theodore W. Paul . . . 
Charles Spillane 



Mayor's Appointment See Stat. 1960, Chap. 

652, Sec. 12 

United Improvement Association 

Boston Society of Architects \ 

Boston Society of Landscape Architects . . . . / 

Massachusetts Real Estate Association 

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 

Mayor's Selection 

Master Builders' Association of Boston 

Associated Industries of Massachusetts 

Greater Boston Real Estate Board 

Massachusetts Motor Truck Association, Inc 

Boston Central Labor Union. . . , 

Boston Society of Civil Engineers 



At pleasure 

of Mayor 

May 1, 1958 



May 1 

May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 



1960 

1960 
1961 
1961 
1961 
1962 
1962 
1963 
1964 
1964 



Alternate Members* 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



Francis D. Harrigan. 

Douglas B. Footit . . 

Thomas M. Horan. . 

Arthur J. Kelly 

William A. MacLeod 

Leo J. Glennon 

C. Clark Macomber. 

John Codman 

Allan J. Wilson 

John J. Cotter 



United Improvement Association 

f Boston Society of Architects 

\ Boston Society of Landscape Architects. . 

Massachusetts Real Estate Association 

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 

Master Builders' Association of Boston 

Mayor's Selection 

Associated Industries of Massachusetts 

Greater Boston Real Estate Board 

Massachusetts Motor Truck Association, Inc 

Boston Society of Civil Engineers 

Boston Central Labor Union 



May 1 

May 1 

May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 
May 1 



1958 

1960 

1960 
1961 
1961 
1961 
1962 
1962 
1963 
1964 
1964 



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



62 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

The Board consists of one member appointed by the Mayor to serve at 
his pleasure 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- 
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 ofiBce 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 thirty- 
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 oflBce, 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 trans- 
portation, 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 oflBcer 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. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 



63 



Zoning Commission 
1108 City Hall Annex, Boston 

(Stat. 1956, Chap. 665, Stat. 1957, Chap. 408, Stat. 1958, Chap. 77, 
Stat. 1960, Chap. 652; Rev. Ords. 1961, Chap. 9, § 10.) 

OFFICIALS 

Albert V. Colman, Chairman 

Vice Chairman 
Mary T. Downey, Secretary 
Thomas E. McCormick, Engineer 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



Alfred Gross 

Theodore W.Paul... 
Timothy J. Regan, Jr 

Antonino F. lovino . . . 
Nathaniel J. Young. . 

Stanley Under hill. . . . 

Albert V. Colman . . . 
Robert T. Fowler. . . . 
Charles F. Spillane. . . 
David F. Supple 



Master Builders' Association of Boston 

Massachusetts Motor Truck Association, Inc 

Mayor's Selection 

Boston Society of Civil Engineers 

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 

Mayor's Selection 

Boston Society of Architects 

Boston Society of Landscape Architects .... 

Mayor's Selection 

Greater Boston Real Estate Board 

Boston Central Labor Union 

Associated Industries of Massachusetts 




1962 
1962 
1962 
1963 
1963 
1963 

1963 

1961 
1961 
1961 
1961 



The Commission consists of eleven commissioners appointed by the 
Mayor subject to confirmation by the City Council as follows: one com- 
missioner from two candidates nominated by the Associated Industries 
of Massachusetts, one commissioner from two candidates nominated by 
the Boston Central Labor Union, one commissioner from two candidates 
nominated by the Boston Real Estate Board, one commissioner from two 
candidates nominated one by The Boston Society of Architects and one 
by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects, one commissioner from 
two candidates nominated by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, one 
commissioner from two candidates nominated bj'' the Greater Boston 
Chamber of Commerce, one commissioner from two candidates nominated 
by the Massachusetts Motor Truck Association, Inc., one commissioner 
from two candidates nominated by the Master Builders' Association of 
Boston, and three commissioners selected at large by the Mayor, one of 
whom shall own alone or with one or more other persons, and shall occupy 
in whole or in part as his place of residence, a dwelling house having not 
more than three dwelling units. All zoning commissioners shall be residents 
of Boston; provided that any person who on May 22, 1958, is a member 
of the Board of Zoning Adjustment of said city may be a zoning commis- 
sioner irrespective of his place of residence. The term of office is for three 
3'eara and the commissioners serve without compensation. 



64 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

The commissioners may adopt a zoning regulation and from time to 
time amend it upon petition or otherwise, by the concurrent vote of not 
less than seven of its members, rendered after a public hearing following 
advertisement. 

A zoning regulation shall be designed among other purposes to lessen 
congestion in the streets; to conserve health; to secure safety from fire, 
panic and other dangers; to provide adequate light and air; to prevent 
overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population, to fa- 
ciUtate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, 
parks and other public requirements; to conserve the value of land and 
buildings; to encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the 
city; and to preserve and increase its amenities. 

Votes of the zoning commission adopting a zoning regulation or amend- 
ment thereof shall be subject to the same provisions of law in respect to 
approval by the mayor as orders or votes of the city council of the city, 
except that the concurrent vote of not less than nine members of the 
zoning commission shall be necessary to pass such a regulation or amend- 
ment over the vote of the mayor. 

If any zoning regulation or amendment thereof is favorably decided 
upon, 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. 



GiTY clerk; depAbtment 



Office, 22 City Hall, second floor 
[Stat. 1821, Chap. 110, § 10; 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 



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 financing statements, assignments 
of wages, and other instruments, issues hcenses and badges to minors when 
so directed by the City Council, and performs other duties imposed by 
statute. 

The City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk are, 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. 



CIVIL DEFENSE DEPARTMENT 65 



CIVIL DEFENSE DEPARTMENT 



Office, 115 Southampton Street 
(Stat. 1950, Chap. 639; Ord. 1950, Chap. 8; Stat. 1952, Chap. 269; Stat. 
1953, Chap. 491.) 

Charles W. Sweeney, Director.* 

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

Section 1. Department of Civil Defense. There is hereby estab- 
lished a department of civil defense (hereinafter called the "department"). 
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 of 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, within 
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-ordinators 
and may accept and may receive on behalf of the city, services, equip- 
ment, supplies, materials, or funds bj^ way of gift, grant, or loan for pur- 
poses 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 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 

* For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial 
municipal election at which a Mayor is elected. 



66 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 eflfective 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 con- 
tinuation of or substitution for said Chapter 639. 



ELECTION DEPARTMENT 



Ofl&ce, 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.] 

officials 
David Lasker, Chairman 
Maurice L. Smith, Secretary 
commissioners 
Joseph Russo Term ending April 1, 1962 

Gertrude A. Pfau Term ending April 1, 1963 

David Lasker Term ending April 1, 1964 

Maurice L. Smith Term ending April 1, 1965 

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 275. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 67 

POLICE LISTING BOAKD 

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, 115 Southampton 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; Ord. 1959, Chap. 3.] 

Thomas J. Griffin, Fire Commissioner. Term ending May 1, 1966. 

William D. Slattery, Executive Secretary of the Department 

John A. Martin, Chief of Department 

John E. Clougherty, Assistant Fire Chief in Charge of Fire Pre- 
vention Division 

John F. Howard, Assistant Fire Chief in Charge of Fire Fighting Force 

William A. Terrenzi, Assistant Fire Chief in Charge of Personnel and 
Training 

Richard A. Ash, Deputy Fire Chief 

John J. Breen, Deputy Fire Chief 

Frederick P. Clattss, Deputy Fire Chief 

John J. Crehan, Deputy Fire Chief 

James J. Flanagan, Deputy Fire Chief 

Edward J. Gaughan, Deputy Fire Chief 

Joseph F. Kildufp, Deputy Fire Chief 

John J. Ryan, Deputy Fire Chief 

James E. Laughlin, Temporary Superintendent, Fire Alarm Division 

Thomas F. Connors, 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, 3 
Assistant Fire Chiefs, 8 Deputy Chiefs, 44 District Chiefs, 3 Chaplains, 
1 Superintendent of Fire Alarm, 1 Superintendent of Maintenance, 1 
Medical Examiner, 1 Engineer of Motor Vehicles, 88 Captains, 215 



68 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Lieutenants, 1,512 Engineers, Apparatus Operators, Masters, Aides, 
Fire Fighters, 42 Clerks, 28 Fire Alarm Operators, and 117 Mechanics, 
Painters, Linemen, Repairers, Electricians, Workmen, and other em- 
ployees. 

Total officers, engineers, privates and employees, 2,062, of whom 10 
are serving in the armed forces of the United States. 

There are 45 fire stations, a fire alarm branch with 71 employees, oper- 
ating 2,135 signal boxes. Annual reports have been published since 1838. 

Yearly salaries of assistant fire chiefs, $9,840; deputy chiefs, $8,840; 
district chiefs, $8,000; captains, $6,960; lieutenants, $6,280; first-.year 
privates, $4,880; second year, $5,030; third year, $5,500. 

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, Health Department Building, Haymarket Square 
[Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 40; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, § 19; Stat. 1897, Chap. 
219; 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; Stat. 1941, Chap. 
446; Ord. 1950, Chap. 4; Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 31.) 

OFFICIAL 

John T. Foley, M.D., M.P.H., Temporary Health Commissioner* 
Health Division 

DIRECTORS 

Leo E. Diamond, Director, Section of General Services. 
John T. Foley, M.D., Director, Section of Medical Services. 
John B. Lynch, M.D., Director, Section of Local Health Services. 
Francis W. Gens, Director, Section of Environmental Sanitation. 

* For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennia.1 
municipal election at which a mayor is elected. 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 69 

OTHER SUPEBVISINO OirnCBBS 

Catharine Atwood, Head Bacteriologist, Bureau of Laboratory Services. 

George Kahn, M.D., Chief, Bureau of Disease Control. 

Francis A. Berrigan, Chief, Bureau of Housing and Sanitation. 

Katherinb E. Fitzgerald, Director, Bureau of Public Health Education 

Patrick J. Folet, D.M.D., Director, Bureau of Dental Service. 

William J. ICane, Chief, Bureau of Vital Statistics. 

Henrt Mazer, Chief, Bureau of Milk and Chemistry. 

Daniel G. Milano, Chief, Bureau of Food. 

Mary E. Welsh, R.N., Director, Bureau of Public Health Nurses. 

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. 

Public Health Council 

Office, Health Department Building, Haymarket Square 

[Ord. 1956, Chap. 1.] 

OFFICIALS 

Albert A. Hornor, M.D., Chairman 
Hugh R. Leavell, M.D., Vice Chairman 

THE board 

Thomas C. Healey Term ending May 1, 1963 

Laura C. Hodgkinson Term ending May 1, 1964 

Hugh R. Leavell, M.D. Term ending May 1, 1962 

Roy J. Heffernan, M.D. Term ending May 1, 1962 

Paul E. Landry Term ending May 1, 1962 

George P, Condakbs Term ending May 1, 1963 

Robert G. Hill, D.D.S. Term ending May 1, 1963 

Albert A. Hornor, M.D. Term ending May 1, 1964 

John J. McNamara Term ending May 1, 1964 

The^Public Health Council is a Board in the Health Division of the 
Health^Department, consisting of nine members appointed by the Mayor, 



70 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

of whom at least one shall be a registered physician, one a registered 
dentist, one a representative of an industry engaged in handling food, one 
a representative of another industry, one a representative of labor, and 
one a housewife. As the term of any member expires his successor shall 
be appointed by the Mayor for a term of three years. The members 
shall serve without compensation. The Mayor shall from time to time 
designate one of the members as Chairman and another as Vice Chairman. 
The duties of said Board shall be (a) to make, upon its own initiative 
or at the request of the Mayor, the Director of Administrative Services or 
the Health Commissioner, studies and recommendations with respect to 
the organization, activities, policies, procedures and budget of the Health 
Division, (b) to review from time to time such rules and regulations of the 
Health Commissioner as may then be in force and report to the Health 
Commissioner its findings with respect to the adequacy thereof and its 
recommendations, if any, for the amendment or repeal thereof or for new 
rules and regulations, and (c) to advise the Health Commissioner on such 
matters within the scope of his duties as he may refer to said council. 
Registry Division 
Office, 1004 City Hall Annex, tenth floor 
[Stat. 1892, Chap. 314; Stat. 1898, Chap. 389; Gen. Laws, Chap. 46; Rev. 
Ord. 1925, Chap. 28; C. C. Title IV., Chap. 28; Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, 
§ 31.] 
Charles H. Mackie, City Registrar 

Maey E. Manning, Acting First Assistant City Registrar (temporary) 
Helen T. Collins, Acting Second Assistant City Registrar (temporary) 
Margaret M. Barry, Acting Third Assistant City Registrar (temporary) 

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. 

Weights and Measures Division 

Office, 105 City Hall Annex, first floor 

[Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 31.] 

John F. McCarthy, Sealer 
Edward F. Lownie, Chief Deputy Sealer 
Grace E. Gaston, Principal Clerk 
The duties of the division are set forth in the General Laws, Chapters 
94, 98 and 101, with amendments and additions thereto. 



HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT 71 

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 division must investigate 
all complaints registered with the department and, when the evidence 
warrants. shaU prosecute violations of the law. 



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, as amended by Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 32; Stat. 1955, 
Chap. 39.] 

OFFICIALS 

William H, Ellis, Jr., President 
Thomas J. Giblin, D.M.D., Secretary 

TEUSTEES * 

Lotris P. Smith Term ending May 1, 1967 

Joseph A. Catjlfield Term ending May 1, 1963 

Thomas J. Giblin, D.M.D. Term ending May 1, 1964 

Louis J, Guakagna Term ending May 1, 1965 

William H. Ellis, Jr. Term ending May 1, 1966 

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). Long Island Division (for chronic diseases) 
and East Boston Rehef Station. 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



72 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 

John F. Conlin, M.D. — Director of Hospitals and Superintendent of The 

Boston City Hospital. OfSce at the Hospital. 
James V. Sacchetti, M.D. — Assistant Superintendent 

sanatorium DIVISIO^f 

Superintendent and Medical Director — David S. Sherman, M.D. 

LONG ISLAND DIVISION 

Superintendent — John R. McGillivray 



LAW DEPARTMENT 



Office, 11 Beacon Street 
[Ord. 1904, Chap. 23; Rev. Ord. 1947, Chap. 20.] 
Arthur G. Coffey, Corporation Counsel 
J. Edward Keefe, Jr., Assistant Corporation Counsel 
William A. McDermott, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Paul J. Burns, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Louis K. Nathanson, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
John J. Murphy, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
David J. Saliba, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
R. Gaynor Wbllings, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Mario Misci, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Nicholas C. Crossen, Jr., Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Alexander J. Gillis, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Patrick J. O'Connell, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
AsHELEN P. Senopoulos, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Arthur M. Blasi, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Edward J. Boyle, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Reuben S. Dawkins, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Leo J. DooLEY, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
John J. Kerrigan, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Steven T. Ladoulis, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
John J. McDonough, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
William E. O'Brien, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Thomas J. Roche, Assistant Corporation Counsel 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 73 

Jauks R. Lawler, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Gbkaro a. Powers, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Lawrenck J. Moore, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Frederick M, Donovan, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Thomas L. McCormack, Workmen's Compensation Agent 



William H. Kkrr, Chief Legal Assistant 



Richard Sxtllfvan, Head Administrative Clerk 

The oflSce of "Attorney and Solicitor" was established in 1827; the 
oflBce of City SoUcitor 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, twenty-six 
assistant corporation counsel, a workmen's compensation agent and work- 
men's compensation medical director, a chief legal assistant, and thirty- 
seven other employees, including the staff of the Administrative, Coun- 
selling and Miscellaneous Litigation, General Trial and Collection 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 munic- 
ipal departments, performs the legal work incidental to tax title fore- 
closures, prepares and approves all municipal contracts and bonds, 
furnishes legal opinions to the Mayor and the City Council and to the 
various department heads and city officials, including the School Com- 
mittee, on matters relating to the discharge of their official duties, pre- 
pares petitions 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 adminis- 
trative agencies, including the Interstate Commerce Commission, Civil 
Aeronautics Board and other federal agencies, the Appellate Tax Board, 
Industrial Accident Board, and the Department of PubUc 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; Spec. Stat. 1943, Chap. 218; Spec. Stat. 1953; 
Chap. 167.] 



74 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

OFFICIALS 

Sidney R. Rabb, President 
Edwabd G. Murray, Vice President 
Milton E. Lord, Director, and Librarian 
Elizabeth B. Brockunier, Clerk 

TRUSTEES * 

Patrick F. McDonald Term ending May 1, 1961 

Edward G. Murray Term ending May 1, 1967 

Erwin D. Canham Term ending May 1, 1963 

Sidney R, Rabb Term ending May 1, 1964 

AuQusTiN H. Parker, Jr. Term ending May 1, 1965 

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, five in num- 
ber, 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, to $20,000,000 in 1931, and to 
$50,000,000 in 1953. The first Trustees were appointed under an ordi- 
nance 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 been 
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, twenty-six Branch Libraries, three 
Bookmobiles, and Hospital Library Service at Boston City Hospital. 
In addition, through an agreement with Harvard University, 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 : 
Director's Office 

Division of Home Reading and Commimity Services 
Division of Reference and Research Services 
Division of Library Operations 
Division of Information 
Division of Personnel 

* The Trustees serve without compensation. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 75 

director's office 
The general administration of the Ubrary system as a whole is centered 
in the Director's Office, which acts in close relationship with the Trustees' 
Office, with an interchangeable staff acting for the two offices. There is 
also supervised from the Director's Office the work of the Office of Records, 
Files, Statistics, and the general publishing activities of the Library. 

DIVISION OP HOME READING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 

The greater part of the circulation of books to borrowers is centered in 
the Branch Libraries, the Bookmobiles, and Hospital Library Service. 
The purely library activities of the Branch Libraries and the Bookmobiles 
are therefore considered as a unit which is designated as the Division of 
Home Reading and Community Services. Within this division there arc 
closed departments and public departments. The main grouping of the 
public departments is that of the Branch Libraries, the Bookmobiles, and 
Hospital Library Service, and the Audio-Visual Department, Central 
Charging Records, and the Open Shelf Department in the Central Library. 
In direct relationship with the work of the Branch Libraries and the 
Bookmobiles is the Work with Adults, the Work with Young Adults, 
and the Work with Children. 

The closed departments are: 

1. Cataloging and Classification Department 

2. Book Selection Department 

3. Central Book Stock, Branch Issue Section 

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 Audio-Visual Department, Central 
Charging Records, and the Open Shelf Department (Adults' Section, 
Young Adults' Section, Children's Section) in the Central Library, the 
three Bookmobiles, Hospital Library Service at Boston City Hospital, 
and the 26 Branch Libraries distributed throughout the city as follows: 
City Proper: 
North End, 3A North Bennet street 
South End, 65 West Brookline street 
Bookmobiles, 400 Shawmut avenue 

Hospital Library Service, Boston City Hospital, 818 Harrison 
avenue 

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 



76 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Lower Mills, 1110 Washington street 
Mattapan, 10 Hazleton street 
Mount Bowdoin, 275 Washington street 
Uphams Corner, 500 Columbia road 

East Boston: 

East Boston, 276 Meridian street 
Orient Heights, 18 Barnes avenue 

Hyde Park: 

Hyde Park, 35 Harvard avenue 

Jamaica Plain: 

Connolly, 433 Centre street 
Jamaica Plain, 12 Sedgwick street 

Roxbury: 
Egleston Square, 2440 Columbus avenue 
Memorial, 205 Townsend street 
Mount Pleasant, 12 Vine street 
Parker Hill, 1497 Tremont street 

South Boston: 

South Boston, 646 East Broadway 
Washington Village, 290 Old Colony avenue 

West Roxbury: 
Roslindale, 4246 Washington street 
West Roxbury, 1961 Centre street 

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 pubUc 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: 

GENERAL REFERENCE SERVICES 

1. General Reference Department, and Public Catalog 

2. Periodical and Newspaper Department 

3. Maps Department 

THE ARTS 

4. Music Department 

5. Fine Arts Department 

6. Picture Collection Department 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 77 

THE HUMANITIES 

7. History Department 

8. Literature and Languages Department (proposed) 

9. Religion, Philosophy, Psychology Department (proposed) 

THE SOCIAL SCIENCES 

10. Social Sciences Department (including Economics and Political 

Science) 

11. Government Documents Department 
12= Education Department 

13. Kir stein Business Branch 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

14. Engineering Sciences Department (including Patents) 

15. Biological Sciences Department (proposed) 

16. Physical Sciences Department (proposed) 

In addition to the above public departments there is also a Print De- 
partment 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. 

DIVISION OF LIBRAKY 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 Library Operations. 

The departments constituting the division are: 

1. Accounting Department 

2. Book Preparation Department 

3. Book Purchasing Department 

4. Binding Department 

5. Buildings Department 

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

DIVISION OF INFORMATION 

The public relations program of the Library is to tell the story of the 
Library's services to the community at large and to aid in achieving in- 
creasing understanding and support of the Library's programs and needs. 

There is supervised from the division office the work of the Information 
Office and the Exhibits Office. 

DIVISION OF PERSONNEL 

The personnel program of the Library is administered by the Division 
of Personnel within the framework of the policies established by the 
Trustees and the Director. 



78 MUNICIPAL REGISTEK 

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 
Puvis de Chavannes, Sargent, and Wiggin Galleries in the Central Library 
Building afford opportunities for emphasizing the Library's valuable 
resources. Storytelling in the Children's Section, Open Shelf Depart- 
ment, and in many branch libraries by trained storytellers is a part of the 
Library's program of work with children. 

Four publications are distributed free throughout the system: Books 
Current, Spotlight on New Books for Young Adults, and Books on Parade, 
each issued four times a year, and B. P. L. News, issued ten times a year. 

STATISTICAL DATA 

City appropriation for support of the Librarj'-, 1961 . . $3,516,675 00 

For purchase of books and library materials . . . 263,870 06 

Books lent to borrowers, 1961 3,043,091 

Employees, Januarj- 1, 1962: 

FuU-time 542 

Part-time, in terms of full-time equivalents ... 77 

Number of volumes, January 1, 1962 2,182,355 

Trust funds, approximate value, January 1, 1962 . . $6,215,132 52 

HOURS OP SERVICE 

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

Kirstein Business Branch: 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monda}'' through Friday; 
closed Saturday and Sunday. 

Branch Libraries (except seven small Branch Libraries): 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 
Tuesday and Wednesday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 
6 P.M., Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. 

Small Branch Libraries (Allston, Dorchester, Faneuil, Lower Mills, Mt 
Bowdoin, Mt. Pleasant, and Orient Heights): 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, 
Wednesday, Friday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday and Thursday ; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 
Saturday. Memorial: 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 
closed Saturday. 

Note: All Branch Libraries are closed on Sunday, and from May 1 
through October 31, are closed on Saturday. 

Baker Library: 8.30 a.m. to 12 m., Monday through Thursday; 8.30 a.m. 
to 11 p.m., Friday; 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., 
Sunday. June 15 to September 15; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, 
Thursday, Friday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday; closed Saturdaj^ and 
Sunday. 

Boston Medical Library: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and 
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, except closed on Saturday July 1 through September 1. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 79 



PARKS AND RECREATION 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; Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 37.) 

Parks and Recreation Commission 

* Martin F. Walsh, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, Chairman 
O. Philip Snowden, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. 

Term ending May 1, 1964. 
Daniel G. O'Connor, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. 

Term ending May 1, 1963. 
Frederick A. Meagher, Associate Cojnmissioner of Parks and Recreation. 

Term ending May 1, 1965. 
Harry J. Blake, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Rea-eation. 

Term ending May 1, 1966. 

OFFICIALS 

Martin F. Walsh, Commissioner 

Arthur J. O'Keefe, Administrative Assistant and Secretary to Com- 
mission 

Daniel J. Byrne, Jr., Chief Engineer 

Patrick J. Ryan, Director of Recreation 

Arthur A. English, General Superintendent 

John J. Butler, Superintendent of Baths 

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 
Pubhc 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. On May 1, 1954, the department 
became the Parks and Recreation Department. The four Associate 
Commissioners serve without compensation. 

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

Acres 

zArborway, Prince street to Franklin Park, 1892 . . . 24.19 
t Arnold Arboretum and Bussey Park, South, Centre and Walter 

streets, 1882, 1895 223.00 

* For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the nexi biennial 
municipal election at which a Mayor is elected. 

z The roadway portions of these areas have been transferred to the Metropoutan 
District Commission on October 30. 1956 under Stat. 1956, Chap. 581. 

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



80 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Aere» 
p A Avenue Louis Pasteur, Longwood avenue to the Fenway, 

1922 3.19 

zBack Bay Fens, Beacon street to Brookline avenue, 1877 . 114.60 
JBoston Common, Tremont to Park street, Beacon, Charles 

and Boy Iston streets, 1634 48.40 

Commonwealth avenue, Arlington street to Kenraore street, 

1894-1905 32.00 

Franklin Park (1833-84) and Zoological Garden, Blue Hill 
avenue, American Legion Highway, Forest Hills street. 
Walnut avenue, Columbus avenue and Seaver street . . 496.00 
zOlmsted Park, Huntington avenue to Prince street, 1890 . 180.00 
Public Garden, Charles to Arlington and Beacon to Boylston 

streets, 1823 24.25 

zRiverway, Brookline avenue to Huntington avenue, 1890 . 40.00 
West Roxbury Parkwaj', from Centre street, near Arboretum, 
to the Metropolitan District Commission Parkway, 1894. 
Roadway under care and control of M. D. C. . . . 65.97 

Total Acres, Main Park System 1,251 . 60 

MARINE PARK SYSTEM 

Castle Island now joined to mainland of Marine Park (land 
and flats), 1890, "care and control" . . . . . 104.00 

p Columbia road (southerly side) from Edward Everett square 

to Moseley street, including Dorchester Way, 1892, 1899 . 5. 60 

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

and flats), 1883, including beach 57.61 

II Strand way 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 . . . . . 421 . 51 

MISCELLANEOUS PARKS 

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

streets, Roshndale, 1919 0.78 

Chestnut Hill Park, Beacon street and Commonwealth ave- 
nue, Brighton, 1898-1902 . . . . . . . 40.35 

Chiswick road. Commonwealth avenue, Sidlaw road, Brighton, 

1949 0.60 

ICopp's Hill terraces, Commercial and Charter streets. North 

End, 1893 0.60 

A Acquired by Ordinance, chap. 7 of 1922. 

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

§ This area, with the exception of the Aquarium, has been turned over to the M. D. C. 
of the Commonwealth under Chap. 92, Sec. 87, G. L. Final transfer not completed. 

The Aqiiarium was transferred to the Metropolitan District Commission by Stat. 
1959, Chap. 240. 

II This area with the exception of Columbus Park and L Street Beach has been turned 
over to the M . D. C. of the Commonwealth under Chap. 92, Sect. 87, G. L. Final transfer 
not completed. 

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

J Children's playground. 

z The roadway portions of these ireas have been transferred to the Metropolitan Dis- 
trict Commission on October 30, 1956 under Stat 1956. Chap. 681. 

p These roadways transferred to control of the Boston Public Works Department 
-City Council order signed by Mayor June 5, 1961. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 81 

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

Cummings Memorial Park, located partially in Woburn and 

Burlington, Mass., 1930 234.00 

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

streets (4.30), 1891 4.30 

Dorchester Park, Dorchester avenue and Richmond street, 

1891 31.47 

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

(land 0.94; flats 1.40), 1912 1.42 

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 0.25 

Town Meeting Park, Pleasant and Pond streets, Dorchester, 

1921 0.22 

Washington and East Dedham streets. South End, 1945 . 0.32 

Total Area, Miscellaneous Parks 350 . 79 



Playgrounds and Plat Aeeas, with Location, Area, and Year 

Acquired 

Almont Street Playground, Mattapan, 1924 . . . . 17.81 
Alsen, Carl Henry Playground, Victory road at Park street, 

Dorchester, 1916-1943 4.27 

American Legion Playground, Condor and Glendon streets, 

East Boston, 1924 3.38 

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

river, Charlestown, 1897 5 72 

Beecher Street Play Area, Jamaica Plain, 1942 (undevel- 
oped) 0.18 

Billings Field, La Grange and Bellevue streets, West Roxbury, 

1896 10.83 

fBoston Common, Charles Street side 3 . 50 

Bradford Street Play Area, South End, 1954 . . . . 0.04 

Bruce Street, West Roxbury, 1945 (undeveloped) . . . 0.80 

JBrookside Avenue Playground at Cornwall street, Jamaica 

Plain, 1925 1 32 

JBuckley, Rev. Fr. Playground, West Third and Bolton streets. 

South Boston, 1925 0.65 

xByrne, Joseph M. Playground, Everett and Elm streets, Dor- 
chester, 1939 1-16 

Cabot Street Extension-Bath-Land, Roxbury, 1954 . . 0.13 

Carleton and Canton streets, South End, 1945 . . . O.Oo 

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

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

i Children's playground. 

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



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Acres 
Carroll Pond, Carrolton Rd., West Roxbury (undeveloped), 

1921 0.47 

Carson street, Dorchester, 1945 0.47 

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

street, 1899 5.02 

fxCassidy, Walter F. (Chestnut Hill) Playground, Beacon 

street, Brighton, 1898 9.44 

Ceylon Street Plavground, Ceylon and Intervale streets, Dor- 
chester, 1923 ' 4.03 

JCharter Street Playground, Charter street and Greenough 

Lane, North End, 1940 0.23 

Cherry Street Playground, South End, 1922 . . . . 0.55 

tColumbus 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, at Wainwright 

street, Dorchester, 1899 2.24 

Cumston Street Play Area, South End, 1952 . . . . 0.02 

*JCutillo, Vincent Playground, Morton and Stillman streets. 

North End, 1917 0.29 

*|DeFilippo, Private John Playground (Snow Hill street). 

North End, 1937 1.13 

*Doherty, John A. Playground, Dorchester and Geneva 

avenues, 1897 . 1.47 

X tDoherty, Ensign John J., Jr. Playground, Bunker Hill and 

Medford streets, Charlestown Heights, 1891 . . . 4.30 

fDorchester Park, Dorchester avenue and Richmond street, 

1891 5.40 

Douglass Court Play Area, West End, 1952 . . . . 0.01 

Dover Street Extension — Bath — Land, 1952 . . . . 0.06 

Draper, Mary Playground, Washington and Stimson streets. 

West Roxbury, 1932 5.76 

East Boston Recreation Area, Porter street. East Boston, 

1954 17.67 

East Glenwood Avenue Play Area,, East Glenwood avenue, 

Hyde Park, 1958 0.47 

*tEmmons, 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 48.67 

* 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. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 83 

Acres 

. Franklin Park, 1883-1884 (Playstead) 22.00 

Gallagher, Alice E. Memorial Park, Brighton, 1937-1943- 

1948 16.01 

*Garvey, William H. Playground, Neponset avenue, opposite 

Chickatawbut street, Dorchester, 1896 8.72 

Gibson, Christopher Playground, Dorchester and Geneva 

avenues, 1897 4.34 

Hannon, Mary Playground, Howard avenue and P'olsom 

street, Dorchester, 1940-1945 1.69 

Hanson Street Play Area, Hanson street, South End, 1957 . 0.07 
Harbor View Street Play Area, Harbor View street at Dor- 
chester avenue, Dorchester, 1960 0.64 

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 
Holyoke Street Play Area, South End, 1951 . . . . 0.04 
Howes, Gertrude Playground, Winthrop, Fairland and More- 
land streets, Roxbury, 1930 1 . 88 

Hyues, Thomas J. Playground, V.F. W. Parkway at Bruce- 
wood street, West Roxbury, 1950 6.42 

Jefferson Playground, Heath, Cranford and Floyd streets, 

Roxbury, 1924 4.38 

xKiley, Richard Playground, Albion street. South End, 1943 . 0.41 

King Street Play Area, Roxbury, 1943 0.32 

Lasell street at Addington road. West Roxbury, vacant land, 

1958 0.09 

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

South Boston, 1897 5.20 

fLee, Joseph Playground, The Fens, Back Bay, 1877 . . 5.00 

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

Charlestown, 1938 0.28 

*jjMcConnell Park (formerly Savin Hill Playground), Spring- 
dale and Denny streets (land and flats), 1899, 1914, includ- 
ing beach 57.40 

McKinney Playground, Faneuil street, Brighton, 1930 . . 5.94 

xMcLaughlin, Joseph D. Playground, Parker Hill and Fisher 

avenues, Roxbury, 1912 11.54 

* Named for U S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 
t Children's playground. 

X Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2. 
t Playgrounds located in parks, and included in areas of parks. 

H The beach section of this area was turned over to the M. D. C of the Commonwealth 
under Chap. 92, Sec. 87, G. L. Final transfer not completed. 



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Acres 
*JMcLean, Arthur F. Playground, Saratoga and Bennington 

streets, near Moore street, East Boston, 1917 . . . 0.43 

Mission Hill Playground, Tremont and Smith streets, Rox- 
bury, 1913-1915-1947 2.75 

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

Plam, 1912 4.17 

Myrtle Street Play Area, West End, 1949 . . . . 0.17 

fNorth 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, 1948 1.48 

fOlmsted Park, Jamaicaway, 1890 3.00 

JParis 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 . . . . 0.94 

tPhillips Street Play Area, West End, 1941 . . . . 0.13 

IPitts and Hale Streets Play Area, West End, 1942 . . . 0. 10 

Plympton Street Play Area, South End, 1926 . . . . a0.09 

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

Portsmouth Street Playground, Brighton, 1912 . . . 4.29 

IPrince Street Playground, North Bennet and Prince streets, 

North End, 1897 0.40 

Quincy and Stanley Streets, Dorchester, 1955 . . . . 0.38 

Readville Playground, Milton and Readville streets, Hyde 
Park, 1924 5.03 

Revere, Paul Mall, Hanover and Unity streets. North End, 

1925 0.76 

tRinger, Stanlej^ A. Plaj'^ground, Allston street and Griggs 

place, Brighton, 1916 2.32 

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

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

1930 10.37 

tRogers 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 4.13 

xRoss, Wesley G. Playground, Westminster street, near Wood 

avenue, Hyde Park, 1936 13.03 

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

South End, 1903 2.80 

Rutherford Avenue and Union Streets, Charlestown, 1951 . 0.21 

xRyan, John J. Jr. Playground, Main and Alford streets, 

CharlestowTi (land and flats), 1891 12.38 

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

J Children's playground. 

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

A Acquired by gift. 

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



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 85 

Acres 
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 
"Sullivan, J. M. and J. J. Playground, Fellows and Hunneman 

streets, Roxbury, 1897 0.85 

Sumner and Lamson Streets, East Boston, 1955 . . . 0.48 
*JSweeney, Matthew J. Playground, West Fifth street. South 

Boston, 1909 0.47 

jjTenean Beach and Playground, Neponset, 1915-1933 . . 15.25 

Thetf ord Avenue and Evans Street, Dorchester . . . . 66 

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

End, 1941 0.16 

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 

Wallingford road and Chestnut Hill avenue (playground site), 

1950 10.50 

^Walker, George H. Playground, Norfolk street, opposite 

Evelyn street, Mattapan, 1912 6.21 

XX Walsh, William Gary Playground, Gallivan Boulevard, corner 

Washington street, Dorchester, 1946 6.97 

Washington and Stimson streets. West Roxbury, 1938 . . 0.30 
West Rutland Square Play Area, South End, 1953 . . . 0. 13 
J West Third Street Playground at B street, South Boston, 1909 . 28 
Wilkes Street Play Area, South End, 1954 . . . . 0.06 
Winthrop, John Playground, Dacia and Danube streets, Dor- 
chester, 1911 1.57 

Wright, George Golf Course, West street, Hyde Park, 1930- 

1931 158.48 

Total area of the 120 Playgrounds and Play Areas (Acres), 766 . 89 
Area of 11 Playgrounds in Parks (Acres) . . . 142.96 

Area of the 109 Separate Playgrounds (Acres) . . . 623.93 

The first separate playground acquired by the City was the Charles- 
town Playground, purchased in 1891 for $172,923. With that included, 
120 playgrounds (109 separate and 11 located in parks) have been estab- 
lished, most of them equipped with first-class shelter and sanitary build- 
ings containing lockers, also drinking fountains, shower baths, etc. 

Recreation Centers, Beaches, Pools and Public Baths 
Recreation Centers 

Cabot Street, Roxbury 
Columbia Road, Dorchester 

} Children's playground. 

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

XX Named for U. S. serviceman kiUed in World War No. 2. Congressional medal of 
honor. 

II Much of this area has been turned over to M. D. C. of the Commonwealth under 
Chap. 92, Sec. 87, G. L. Final transfer not completed. 



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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 
Tobin Memorial Building, 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 
Cabot Street, Roxbury 
Columbia Road, Dorchester 
Copley School, Charlestown 
Curtis Hall, Jamaica Plain 
Dover Street, South End 
Hyde Park Municipal Building 
Lexington Street, Charlestown 
North Bennet Street, North End 
Paris Street, East Boston. 
Roshndale Municipal Building 
South Boston Municipal Building 
Tobin, Maurice J. Memorial Building 
Tyler Street, South End 
Vine Street, Roxbury 
Wilhams, John J. Building, South End 

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

Square Feet 

Blackstone Square, Washington street, between West BrookUne 

and West Newton streets 105,100 

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

H. R. R 3,800 

City Hall Grounds, School street 7,700 

Columbus Square, Columbus and Warren avenues . . . 2,200 

Concord Square, between Tremont street and Columbus avenue. 5,005 
Copley Square, between Huntington avenue, Boylston and 

Dartmouth streets 28,399 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 87 

Square Feet 

Dock and Faneuil squares 707 

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 

Post Office square 6,747 

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 
Worcester Square, between Washington street and Harrison 

avenue 16,000 

Total 428,125 



BOXBURT 

Cedar Square, Cedar street, between Juniper and Thornton streets 26, 1 63 
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, jimction of Huntington avenue, 

Tremont and Francis streets 1,662 

Harris, Horatio Park, Walnut avenue, Mimroe, 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 

Joslin Park, Deaconess road and Brookline avenue . . 13,500 

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

Lin wood Park, Centre and Lin wood streets 3,62S 

Madison Park, Sterhng, Marble, Warwick and Westminster 

streets 122,191 

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

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 964,387 



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



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Square Feet 
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 .... 1,900 
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 
llWilliam Boyden Park, Commonwealth avenue at Lake Street 

Extension — 

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 . 14,542 

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

Total . . 67,145 

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 
Coppens, Reverend Francis X., Square, Adams and Bowdoin 

streets (Formerly Eaton Square) 13,280 

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

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

Drohan Square, Edison Green 10,241 

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 
Monsignor O'Donnell Square, junction of Freeport street and 

Neponset avenue 6,263 

(Town Meeting Park) see "Miscellaneous Parks" 

Tremlett Square, Tremlett street, between Hooper and Waldeck 

streets 7,107 

Wellesley Park, Wellesley park 28,971 

Total 238,864 

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1 
II Part of Chestnut Hill Park. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 89 

Square Fc«t 
EAST BOSTON 

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

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 

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 

Metropolitan avenue 220 

Total 1,800 

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 (Dorchester Heights; . . 190,000 

Total 478,728 

WEST ROXBURY 

DuflBe, Arthur, Square, Clement avenue. West Roxbury . . 2,200 
*Gustav Emmet Square, S. Conwa3r, S. Fairview and Robert 

streets 750 

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

akview 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., 2,344,888 Square Feet, or 
53.89 Acres. 

RECAPITULATION 

Parks and Parkways: Acres 

Main Park System 1,251.60 

Marine Park System 421 . 51 

Miscellaneous Parks 350.79 

Playgrounds (separate) 623.93 

Pubhc Grounds, Squares, etc. 63.83 

Grand total (acres) 2,701.66 

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



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monumjents and memorials belonging to citr, located on 
Public Grounds 

Year 
Name or Designation and Location Erected Artist or Architect 
Blackstone Memorial Tablet, Boston 
Common 1914 R. Clipston Sturgis 

Crispus Attucks and Other Patriots 
of 1770, Boston Common (Boston 
Massacre) 1888 Robert Kraus 

William EUery Channing, Public Garden. 1903 Herbert Adams 

Patrick A. Collins Memorial, Common- 
wealth Ave 1908 Henry H. Kitson 

T. Alice Kitson 

Declaration of Independence Tablet, 

Boston Common 1925 John F. Paramino 

Dorchester Heights (Revolutionary), Tele- 
graph Hill, South Boston 1902 Peabody and Stearns 

Ether Memorial, Public Garden 1867 John Q. A. Ward 

Football Tablet, Boston Common ... 1925 

Curtis Guild Memorial Entrance, Boston 
Common 1917 Cram and Ferguson 

John Harvard Tablet, John Harvard Mall, 

Charlestown 

Kosciuszko Tablet, Public Garden 1927 Mrs. T. A. R. Kitson 

Lafayette Tablet, Boston Common 1924 John F. Paramino 

Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation, 

Abraham Lincoln Sq 1879 Thomas Ball 

Donald MacKay, Castle Island W. T. Aldrich 

John Boyle O'Reilly, Back Bay Park 1896 Daniel C. French 

Francis Parkman Memorial, Olmsted 

Park, Jamaica Plain 1906 Daniel C. French 

George F. Parkman Memorial Bandstand, 

Boston Common 1912 Robinson and Shepard 

Paul Revere, Paul Revere Mall, Boston. . 1940 Cyrus E. Dallin 
Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Augustus Saint Gaudens 

Mass. Regiment, Boston Common 1897 McKim, Mead & White 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Boston 

Common 1877 Martin Milmore 

Soldiers' Monument, Charlestown, Win- 

throp Sq 1872 Martin Milmore 

Soldiers' Monument, Dorchester, Meeting 

House Hill 1867 D. F. Dwight 

Soldiers' Monument, Jamaica Plain, 

Centre and South Sts., Jamaica Plain . . 1871 W. W. Lummis 



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George Robert White Memorial, Public 

Garden 1924 Daniel C. French 

Founding of Boston Memorial Tablet, 

Boston Common 1930 John F. Paramino 

Statues Belonging to City, Located in Parks and Public Grounds. 

Year 
Name Location Erected Artist 
Samuel Adams, Adams Sq 1880 Anne Whitney- 
Robert Burns, Back Bay Fens 1919 Henry H. Kitson 

Colonel Thomas Cass, Public Garden 1899 Richard E. Brooks 

John Endicott, Back Bay Fens (at For- 
syth Way) 0000 Jennewien 

Leif Ericsson, Commonwealth Ave 1886 Anne Whitney 

Edward Everett, Richardson Pk 1867 William W. Story 

Admiral David G. Farragut, Marine Park, 

South Boston 1895 Henry H. Kitson 

Benjamin Franklin, City Hall Grounds. . . 1856 Richard S. Greenough 
William Lloyd Garrison, Commonwealth 

Ave 1886 Olin L. Warner 

General John Glover, Commonwealth Ave. 1875 Martin Milmore 

Edward Everett Hale, Pubhc Garden 1913 Bela L. Pratt 

Alexander Hamilton, Commonwealth Ave. 1865 William Rimmer 

Wendell Phillips, PubUc Garden 1915 Daniel C. French 

Josiah Quincy, City Hall Grounds 1879 Thomas Ball 

Charles Sumner, Public Garden 1878 Thomas Ball 

General Joseph Warren, Warren Sq., Rox- 

bury 1904 Paul W. Bartlett 

George Washington,* Public Garden 1869 Thomas Ball 

John Winthrop, Marlborough St. at 

Berkeley St., First Church Grounds. . .1880 Richard S. Greenough 

Labor Group,** Franklin Park 1930 Daniel G. French 

Science Group,** Franklin Park 1930 Daniel G. French 

(West Street Plaza Group), Boston Com- 
mon 1961 Cassieri & DiBiccari 

* Equestrian Statue. 

** Removed from Old Post Office Building in Boston to the Zoological 
Garden, 

Fountains Belonging to City, Located on Public Grounds. 
Brewer Fountain, Boston Common. 
Coppenhagen Memorial Fountain, Richardson square. 
Johnson Memorial Fountain and Gateway, entrance to Back Bay Park, 
Westland avenue. 

"Maid of the Mist" and three other fountains, Public Garden. 
West Street Plaza, Boston Common, 



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One fountain on each of the following locations: — 

Blackstone, Franklin, Central, Independence and Sullivan squares, 
Donovan Park, Thomas Park, Madison Park, Union Park, and Massa- 
chusetts avenue. Lyman Fountain, Eaton square. 

Bridges Located in Parks and Parkways. 
Public Garden 
Foot Bridge, over Pond. 

The Fens 
Boylston, over outlet of the Fens. 
Fens, over outlet of Muddy River. 

Riverway 
BeUevue, over Muddy River from Francis street. 
BrookUne avenue, over Muddy River. 
Bemers street Foot Bridge, over Muddy River. 
Berners street Foot Bridge, over Bridle Path. 

Olmsted Park 
Foot Bridges at Leverett Pond and over outlets of Willow Pond and 
Ward's Pond. 

Franklin Park 
EUicott Arch, carrying Circuit Drive over walk at Ellicottdale. 
Forest Hills, carrying entrance to Franklin Park over traflBc road. 
Scarboro, carrying Circuit Drive over Scarboro Pond. 
Scarboro Pond Foot Bridge, carrying the walk over Scarboro Pond. 

George H. Walker Playground 
Foot Bridge over Midland Division of New York, New Haven & Hart- 
ford Railroad. 

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: 

Square Eatab- 
Feet Ushed 

Bennington Street, East Boston 157,500 1838 

Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill street, Charlestown . . . 48,202 1807 

Central, Boston Common, City 60,693 1756 

Copv's Hill, Hull street. City 89,015 1659 

Dorchester North, Uphams Corner, Dorchester . . . 142,587 1633 

Dorchester South, Dorchester avenue, near Gallivan 

Boulevard, Dorchester 95,462 1814 

Eliot, Eustis street, Roxbury 34,830 1630 

Evergreen, Commonwealth avenue, near Wade street, 

Brighton 604,520 1848 

Fairview, Fairview avenue, Hyde Park, about 50 acres . 1892 

Granary, Tremont street, City 82,063 1660 

Hawes, Emerson street. South Boston 11,232 1816 



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King's Chapel, Tremont street, City 19,344 1630 

Market Street, Brighton 18,072 1764 

Mount Hope, Walk Hill, Paine and Canterbury streets, 

125 acres and 14,330 square feet 1851 

Phipps Street, Charlestown 76,740 1630 

South End South, Washington street, near East Newton 

street, City 64,670 1810 

Union, East Fifth street, South Boston .... 5,470 1841 

Walter Street, West Roxhnry 35,100 1711 

Westerly, Centre street, West Roxbury .... 39,450 1683 



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. 



RENAL INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT 



Office, 804 City Hall Annex 

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

Chap. 395, Sec. 5; Stat. 1928, Chap. 389; Ord. 1924, Chap. 9; Rev. Ord, 

1961, Chap. 20.] 

Joseph V. McBrine, Commissioner 

The Penal Institutions Department is under the direction of the Penal 
Institutions Commissioner who is the executive and administrative 
head of the department and exercises the power and performs the duties 
provided by statute. The Suffolk County House of Correction at Deer 
Island is under his control and he is also charged with paroling power 
for inmates, serving sentences of less than twelve months at the House 
of Correction and the Suffolk County Jail. 

House of Correction 
Edgar L. Shepakd, Master 
The Suffolk County House of Correction is located at Deer Island, 
which is part of Boston, adjacent to the Town of Winthrop, and covers 
about 37 acres. The institution dates from 1895 and now includes land 
and buildings valued at $2,221,600; land appraised at $448,900, and 
buildings at $1,772,700. 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Headquarters, 154 Berkeley Street 

[Stat. 1878, Chap. 244; Stat. 1885, Chap. 323; Stat. 1906, Chap. 291; 

Stat. 1938, Chap. 377. Stat. 1962,Chap. 322.] 

Edmund L. McNamara, Police Commissioner 
William A. Bradley, Secretary 
Kenneth M. Mater, Confidential Secretary 
Francis J. Hennessy, Superintendent of Police 

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, vice, obscene literature, pawnbrokers, including junk-shop 
keepers and dealers in second-hand articles, pickpockets, domestic rela- 
tions, retail stores. 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 photo- 
graphs, missing persons, warrants and summonses are handled by this 
Bureau. The Bureau also handles cases of fugitives from justice and con- 
ducts hundreds of investigations during the course of a year for various 
police departments throughout the United States and foreign countries. 
Further, it cooperates in every way possible with outside police depart- 
ments in the investigation of crime and prosecution of criminals. Super- 
vision 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. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 95 

The Central Complaint and Records Bureau records all complaints, 
crimes, arrests and incidents on IBM equipment. It supervises the de- 
velopment and maintenance of the system of operations of the Depart- 
ment, including two police broadcasting stations, "KCA860, " located at 
Pohce Headquarters and on the roof of the new Courthouse Building, 
Pemberton Square, the latter station being operated by remote control 
from Police Headquarters. 

These broadcasting stations insure speedy response to a call for police 
assistance and render possible speedj'- 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 130 pohce cars, 6 police boats, and 31 combina- 
tion patrol wagons and ambulances, equipped with two-way radio tele- 
phone. Pohce 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 pohce 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 section of the city. 

The Superintendent of Buildings is charged with the care of all pohce 
buildings. Orders for building maintenance, repair work, plumbing, 
steamfitting, etc., are issued by this office. 

The Property Clerk's Office is charged with the care of 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 Uquor and gaming 
implements which come into possession of the Department. 

Orders for suppUes, uniforms and equipment are issued by this office. 

The Commissioner appoints a Harbor Master and assistants from the 
pohce force. The following patrol boats are used in this service: the 
"Wilham H. Pierce" and the "Wilham H. McShane," both 38-foot crafts- 
a Chris-Craft 16-foot speedboat, the "Warren C. Perkins"; the "Argus," 
a 28-foot craft; "Patrol Boat 63," a 63-foot sea-rescue craft, and "Patrol 
Boat 45," a 45-foot sea-rescue boat. 

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

On January 1, 1962, the pohce force numbered 2,742. 



96 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 



511 City Hall Annex 
James W. Haley, Commissioner * 

The Public Works Department was created in 1911 under the provisions 
of Chapter 486, Acts of 1909, through the consolidation of the existing 
street, water, and engineering departments. The Department was placed 
in the charge of a Commissioner who was required by Ordinance to be a 
civil engineer of recognized standing. The Department now operates 
through its Central Office and five (5) major divisions, each in the charge 
of a Division Engineer. These divisions carry out the major programs of 
the Department; namely, the maintenance and construction of highways, 
street Ughting, snow removal, sewerage construction and maintenance, 
water construction and maintenance, sanitation, street cleaning, removal 
of refuse and garbage. All engineering in connection with the foregoing 
programs is performed by the Engineering Division. The Central Office 
performs general administrative functions including personnel manage- 
ment, payrolls, cost accounting, purchasing, inventory control, property 
and equipment maintenance. 

Central Office 
511 City Hall Annex 

A. Administrative Branch 

This branch is in charge of administrative functions that include 
personnel, payroll management, supplies, inventories, accounting and 
contracts. 

B. Maintenance Branch 

The Maintenance Branch is responsible for the care, control, and mainte- 
nance of all department-owned motor vehicles, and for the operation, care, 
and maintenance of all real estate and related facilities of the Public Works 
Department. 

• For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial 
municipal election at which a Mayor is elected. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 97 

C. Permit Branch 

The Permit Branch, issues all permits to open, occupy, and obstruct 
portions of the streets, as well as Water and Sewer permits. 

Highway Division 

501 City Hall Annex 

Charles M. Martell, Acting Division Engineer 

This Division has charge of the construction and maintenance of alt 

public streets, street cleaning and flushing bj^ Department forces, the care 

and upkeep of electric and gas lamps on public streets, parks, and public 

grounds; the construction, operation, and maintenance of the highway 

bridges under the control of the Department, and the abohtion of grade 

crossings. 

Sanitary Division 

507 City Hall Annex 

John F. Flaherty, Division Engineer 

The Sanitary Division has charge of the contract collection, removal, and 
disposal of ashes, garbage, and refuse. It also supervises the removal of 
commercial wastes under contractual arrangement between the producer 
and the contractor. 

Sewer Division 

603 City HaU Annex 

Edward G. A. Powers, Division Engineer 

The Sewer Division handles and disposes of the domestic and commercial 
sewage of the city. It still maintains the disposal works at Moon Island 
in the City of Quincy where raw sewage is discharged into Boston Harbor 
from the original disposal system — the Boston Main Drainage System. 
It also discharges into the Metropolitan System at Nut Island where sewage 
is discharged after primary treatment, and at Deer Island where a Metro- 
politan treatment plant is under construction. The Division constructs 
and maintains the main sewers, common sewers and surface drains of the 
City. 

Engineering Division 
403 City Hall Annex 
John J. McCall, Division Engineer 
This Division performs engineering services for the Divisions of the 
Public Works Department and other City departments. 



98 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Water Division 

607 City Hall Annex 

Edward J. Pinkul, Acting Division Engineer 

This Division has the control, care, and maintenance of all pipes and 
appurtenances for suppljdng wholesome water to the City. Its source of 
supply is the Metropolitan District Commission which charges eighty 
dollars ($80.00) per miUion gallons of water to its members. Boston's 
requirements were 120,528,300 gallons per day in 1961, or 174 gallons per 
capita. Under present rates the consumer pays the City one cent for 
25 gallons of pure water. 

The Division maintains and operates a high pressure fire service for the 
central business section of Boston. 

Public Improvement Commission 
Office, 511 City Hall Annex 

THE BOARD 

James W. Haley, Commissioner of Public Works, ex officio, Chairman 

James J. Sullivan, Jr., Commissioner of Real Property, ex officio. Vice 
Chairman 

Thomas F. Carty, Traffic Commissioner, ex officio 

Robert P. Mehegan, Secretary 

The Pubhc Improvement Commission was estabUshed May 1, 1954. 
This Commission was assigned many of the powers and duties of the 
former Board of Street Commissioners, including the authority to lay out, 
widen, relocate, alter, or discontinue highways, and to order specific repairs 
to be made therein; to name or rename pubhc highways and private ways; 
to order the construction of sanitary sewers and storm drains; to take land 
by eminent domain for municipal purposes (except for Pubhc Housing and 
Off-Street Parking) ; to permit the opening of private ways for public travel; 
to levy assessments for street, sidewalk, and sewer betterments and to 
issue permits for the location of wire-carrying poles, conduits, pipes, tracks, 
and similar uses of the pubhc ways. 

The administration functions include the processing of petitions, arrang- 
ing pubhc hearing, preparing estimates and orders relating to land damages 
and street and sewer betterments, preparing orders for the laying out of 
streets and the construction of streets and sewers, for eminent domain 
land takings, and for the granting of permits for use of pubhc highways, 
erection of poles, etc. 



REAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 



99 



REAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 



Office, City Hall Annex, Room 809 

[Stat. 1938, Chap. 358; Stat. 1939, Chap. 123; Stat. 1941, Chap. 296; 
Stat. 1943, Chap. 434; Stat. 1945, Chaps. 78, 433; Stat. 1946, Chap. 474; 
Stat. 1948, Chap. 612; Stat. 1949, Chaps. 317, 776; Stat. 1950, Chape. 
316, 318; Stat. 1951, Chaps. 159, 282, 326, 625, 734; St. 1952, Chap. 
196; Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 58; Stat. 1955, Chaps. 247, 318, 450; Stat. 
1958, Chap. 273; Stat. 1959, Chap, 270; Stat. 1960, Chaps. 413, 
449, 652, 771; Stat. 1961, Chap. 314; Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 22.] 

REAL PROPERTY BOARD 

James J. Sullivan, Jr., Commissioner of Real Propeity, Chairman* 
Albert F. Donnelly, Assistant Commissioner of Real Property* 
Carroll P. Shbehan, Associate Commissioner. Term expires May 1, 1963. 
David L. Currier, Associate Commissioner. Term expires May 1, 1964. 
William F. Keesler, Associate Commissioner. Term expires May 1, 1965, 
Joseph B, Burke, Executive Secretary 

The Real Property Board has the powers and performs the duties con- 
ferred or imposed on the Board of Real Estate Commissioners by the 
Statutes of 1943, Chapter 434, as amended, and by the Statutes of 1946, 
Chapter 474, as amended, and has also the powers and performs the duties 
conferred or imposed by statute on the Board of Street Commissioners in 
relation to the abatement of taxes. 

By the Ordinances of 1954, Chapter 2, Section 43, the Public Buildings 
Department, including the office of Superintendent of Public Buildings, 
was abolished, and the powers, duties and appropriations of the Superin- 
tendent of Public Buildings with respect to the appointment, suspension, 
discharge, compensation, and indemnification of subordinates were trans- 
ferred to the Commissioner of Real Property, and all other powers, duties, 
and appropriations of the PubUc Buildings Department were transferred 
to the Assistant Commissioner of Real Property. 

Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate 
Office, 809 City Hall Annex 
[Ord, 1954, Chap, 2, § 58.] 
James J. Sullivan, Jr., Chairman 
William F. Keesler 
David L, Currier 

* For a term expiring on the first Men lav of the January following the next biennial 
municipal election at which a Mayor is elected. 



100 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

The Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate consists of the chairman 
and two other members of the Real Property Board appointed by the 
Mayor from said Board. The Committee has the powers and performs 
the duties conferred or imposed by law on the Committee on Foreclosed 
Real Estate established under Section 4 of Chapter 434 of the Acts of 
1943. 



RETIREMENT BOARD, BOSTON 



Office, 30 City Hall, third floor 
[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; Stat. 1954, Chaps. 423, 424, 684; Stat. 1955, Chap. 309; 
Stat. 1958, Chap. 391.] 

OFFICIALS 

Walter J. Mallot, Chairman 

Paul L. Carty, Secretary and Executive Officer 

John J. Vaughan, Assistant Executive Officer 

THE BOARD 

John T. Leonard, Temporary City Auditor (ex officio) 
Walter J. Malloy Term ends September 30, 1964 

Thomas J. McGrimley Term ends September 30, 1963 

The Boston Retirement System was estabfished 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 sj^stem. 

Both sj'^stems are administered by a Retirement Board consisting of 
Walter J. Malloy, appointed by the Mayor for a term of three years; 
John T. Leonard, Temporary City Auditor, ex officio; and Thomas J. 
McGrimley, elected by members of the system. The Board serves without 
compensation. 



TRAFFIC AND PARKING DEPARTMENT 101 



TRAFFIC AND PARKING DEPARTMENT 



Office, 112 Southampton Street 
[Stat. 1929, Chap. 263; Stat. 1954, Chap. 97; Stat. 1956, Chap. 12, Ord. 
1956, Chap. 2; Stat. 1957, Chap. 253; Stat. 1960, Chaps. 84, 267, 
755; Stat. 1962, Chap 338.] 

Officials 

Thomas F. Carty, Commissioner of Traffic and Parking* 

William T. Doyle, Deputy Commissioner 

TR.4.FFIC AND PARKING COMMISSION 

Thomas F. Carty, Commissioner of Traffic and Parking, Chairman 

Edmund L. McNamara, Police Commissioner, ex officio. Associate Com- 
missioner of Traffic and Parking 

James W. Haley, Commissioner of Public Works, ex officio. Associate 
Commissioner of Traffic and Parking 

Thomas J. Griffin, Fire Commissioner, ex officio. Associate Commisaioner 
of Traffic and Parking 

James J, Sullivan, Jr., Commissioner of Real Property, ex officio, Asso- 
ciate Commissioner of Traffic and Parking 

William T. Doyle, Secretary 

ENGINEERING DIVISION 

Joseph M, Galeota, Chief Traffic Engineer 
William E. Flanagan, Associate Traffic Engineer 

The. Act establishing the commission became effective April 30, 1929, 
after approval by the Governor and acceptance by the Mayor and City 
Council. By Stat. 1957, Chap. 253, and Stat. 1962, Chap. 338, the Com- 
mission was reorganized. The Commissioner of Traffic and Parking is 
appointed by the Mayor, 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 of traffic 
and parking receive no compensation. 

The commissioner of traffic and parking may employ, subject to the 
approval of the Mayor and to chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, 
engineers, experts, assistants and other officers and employees. The 
commission has exclusive authority to adopt, amend, alter and repeal 
rules and regulations relative to vehicular street traffic, and to the move- 
ment, stopping or standing of vehicles on, and their exclusion from, all or 
any streets, waj^s, 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. 

* For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial 
municipal election at which a Mayor is elected. 



102 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

The latest revision of the Traffic Regulations contains 1,305 one-way 
streets, 2,170 no-parking regulations, and 570 stop streets. The com- 
mission maintains 451 traffic signals, including two (2) interconnected 
systems in downtown Boston, 43,000 traffic signs, and two hundred 
(200) miles of white lines painted in the roadway, including crosswalks, 
center lines, lanes, lines and stop lines are maintained by the commission. 
Eight hundred and eighty (880) loading zones, requiring 26,409 feet 
of painted curb, are maintained. Fees amounting to $50,433 are collected 
for the establishment and maintenance of these loading zones. The 
commission also maintains 7,900 parking meters. It is anticipated that 
approximately $550,000 will be taken in as revenue during the year 1961. 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT 



Office, 10 City Hall, 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; Ord. 1954, Chaps. 2, 6.] 

James E. Gildea, Collector-Treasurer* 

Edmund W. Holmes, First Assistant Collector-Treasurer, Treasury Division 
Peter H. Rogers, First Assistant Collector-Treasurer, Collecting Division 
William L. Dowling, Second Assistant Collector-Treasurer, Treasury Di- 
vision 
Thomas F. Leonard, Second Assistant Collector-Treasurer, Collecting 
Division 

Treasury Division 
Office, 10 City Hall 

The Collector-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 Collector-Treasurer is also County Collector-Treasurer, Treasurer 
of the Sinking Funds Department, Treasurer of Boston Retirement Board, 
Custodian of the Boston Pubhc School Teachers' Retirement Fund, and 
Treasurer of the George Robert White Fund. He publishes reports yearly, 
also monthly statements. 

* For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial 
municipal election at which a Mayor is elected. 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT 103 

Collecting Division 
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; Ord. 1954, Chap. 36.] 
The Collector-Treasurer collects and receives all taxes and other assess- 
ments, 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- 
Treasurer is also Collector-Treasurer of the County of Suffolk. 

Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds 
Office, 10 City HaU 

(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; Ord. 1954, Chap, 2.] 

OFFICIALS 

Joseph F. Birmingham, Chairman 
Robert D. Patterson, V ice-Chairman 
Joseph P. Lallt, Secretary 
James E. Gildea, Treasurer 

commissioners* 

Daniel Weisberg, Robert D. Patterson Terms ending May 1, 1961 
Joseph F. Birmingham, George Hansen Terms ending May 1, 1965 
Robert S. Weeks, Jr., Gerard E. Hayes Terms ending May 1, 1963 

The Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds for the payment or 
redemption of the City debt consists of six members, two of whom are 
appointed annually by the Mayor for a term of three years from May 1. 
The Board has published annual reports since 1871. The amended City 
Charter, Section 26, prohibits the further establishing of sinking funds, 
but an exception was afterwards made by the Legislature regarding loans 
for Rapid Transit purposes. It also prohibits the depositing of City or 
County money in any bank of which any member of the Board of Sinking 
Funds Commissioners is an officer, director or agent. 

Chapter 2 of the Ordinances of 1954 placed the Board of Commissioners 
of Sinking Funds in the Treasury Department but not subject to the 
supervision or control of the Collector-Treasurer. 

* The Commissioners serve without compensation 



104 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



VETERANS' SERVICES DEPARTMENT 



Office, 38 Chauncy Street 

iStat. 1897, Chap. 441; Gen. Laws, Chap. 115, as amended; Ord. 1954, 
Chap. 2, § 66. Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 26.] 

Edmund F. Hohmann, Veterans' Benefits and Services Commissioner* 
Thomas J. Sheehan, Executive Secretary 

The Veterans' Services Department was established as a department of 
the City of Boston by the Ordinances of 1954, Chapter 2, Section 66, and 
is under the charge of a Commissioner who is appointed by the Mayor. 
This department performs the functions formerly performed by the 
Department of Veterans' Services, which it replaces. The Commissioner 
exercises all powers and duties for the distribution of state and city benefits 
to veterans and their ehgible dependents in the City of Boston, such as 
were formerly vested in the Maj^-or and Board of Aldermen. Under his 
direction assistance is rendered to veterans and their dependents of the 
Civil War, Indian War, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, 
China Relief Expedition, Mexican War, World War I, World War II, and 
for service with Armed Forces from June 25, 1950, through January 31, 
1955, inclusive. 

This department provides information, advice and assistance to veterans 
of all wars, to enable them to procure the benefits to which they are en- 
titled relative to employment, vocational and educational opportunities, 
hospitaUzation, medical care, pensions, and other veterans' benefits. 

Frank T. Pedonti, Supervisor of Veterans' Graves and Registration 
Office, 38 Chauncy Street 

By the Ordinances of 1954, Chapter 2, Section 66, there was placed in 

this department an officer, known as the Supervisor of Veterans' Graves 

and Registration, who is appointed by the Mayor and who has the powers 

and performs the duties from time to time conferred or imposed by general 

laws applicable to Boston on persons appointed under Section 9 of Chapter 

115 of the General Laws. This officer is not subject to the supervision or 

control of the Veterans' Benefits and Services Commissioner, but, unless 

otherwise ordered by the Mayor, such officer shall not communicate with 

the Mayor, or make any annual or other report, except through such 

commissioner. 

* For t term expiring on the first Monday of the January folljwin^ the next biennial 
municipal election at which a Mayor is elected. 



WELFARE DEPARTMENT 105 



WELFARE DEPARTMENT 



OVERSEERS OF 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; Stat. 1951, Chap. 741; 
Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 68; Stat. 1960, Chap. 781, Rev. Ord. 1961, 
Chap. 27.] 

OFFICIALS 

Ida M. Kahn, Chairman 
James Leo Mulvey, Vice-Chain) tan 
William F. Lally, Secretary 
James F. Bowers, Treasurer 

OVERSEERS* 

Terms ending May 1, 1960 

James I. Yoffa Nicholas Scaramella 

Terms ending May 1, 1963 
James Leo Mulvey Joseph S. Dow 

Terms ending May 1, 1964 
Ida M. Kahn Melnea A. Cass 

James F, Bowers R. C. Lavrakas, M.D. 

Terms ending May 1, 1965 
Rev. John V. Driscoll, S.J. Katharine E. Driscoll 
Thomas F. Brady Philip Goldstein 

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 issued annual reports. In 1921 the name of the Board was changed 
to Overseers of the Public Welfare. In 1954 the official name of the de- 
partment was changed to the Welfare Department. 

The Overseers of the Public Welfare are also incorporated as a Board 
of Trustees of John Boylston's and other charitable fimds. The total 
amount of the 18 permanent charity funds in the custody of the Over- 
seers on December 31, 1961, was $1,065,686.69, the annual income from 
which ($39,801.03 in 1961) is distributed in accordance with the terms of 
the donations. 

In charge of the Overseers is the Temporary Home on Chardon street 
for temporarily destitute women and children, opened in 1857. 

* Tue Overseers serve without compeasation 



Various City and County 

Departments and 

Miscellaneous Municipal 

Activities 



rio7) 



108 



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. 





How 
Created 


Appointed ob 

Electkd 


Tbbu 


Officials 


By Whom 


When 


Begins 


Length 


Auditorium Commission 
(five). 


Ord. 


Mayor. . . 


Annually 
one. 


May 1 


5yr8. 


Boston Employees Credit 
Union, City of. 


Statute 


















Boston Finance Commission 
(five). 




Governor A 


Annually 
one. 




Syra. 


Boston Housing Authority 
(five). 


a 


** 




Jan. 8 


5 yrs. 




Boston Metropolitan Dis- 
trict Commission (five). 


<i 


Governor 

and 

Mayor 


Biennially 


Oct. 24 


2 yrs. 


Boston Redevelopment Au- 
thority (five). 


" 


** 




Sept. 17 


5 yrs. 




Franklin Foundation 


a 


Supreme 
Court 


B 






(twelve Managers). 






Government Center Com- 


ti 


Mayor. . . 


t 


t 


t 


mission (seven). 












Licensing Board (three) 


a 


Governor A 


Biennially 
one. 




6 yrs. 


Old South Association in 
Boston (two Managers). 




City Coun- 
cil. 


Annually 


When 
elected. 


lyr. 



A With the advice and consent of the Executive Council. 

B As vacancies occur. 

** Four members appointed by the Mayor and City Council and one appointed by 

the Massachusetts State Housing Board. 

t Until the completion of the construction of a new city hall. (See Stat. 1958, Chap. 
624.) 



VARIOUS OFFICIALS. 



109 



Officials 


How 
Created 


Appointed or 
Elected 


Tebm 




By Whom 


When 


Begins 


Length 


School Buildings, Board of 
Commiesioners of (three). 

School Committee (five) 

Suffolk County Courthouse 
Commission (three). 

White Fund, George Robert 
(five Trustees). 

County of Suffolk 


Statute 

u 
u 

Bequest 


*** 

Elected 


Annually 
one. 

City elec- 
tion 


Dec. 1 

Ist Mon. 
in Jan'y. 


Syrs. 
2yr8. 





























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

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



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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. 1947, 
Chap. 226; Stat. 1948, Chaps. 167, 301, 452, 602; Stat. 1949, Chaps. 
117, 681; Stat. 1951, Chaps. 376, 468, 781; Stat. 1952, Chaps. 190, 
624; Stat. 1955, Chaps. 236, 298, 396, 594.] 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Term ends January, 1964 
Thomas S. Eisenstadt 
Arthur J. Gartland 
Louise Day Hicks 
Joseph Lee 
William E. O'Connor 



OFFICIALS 

Joseph Lee, Chairman 

Louise Day Hicks, Treasurer 

Frederick J. Gillis, Superintendent 

Agnes E. Reynolds, Secretary 

Leo J. Burke, Business Manager 

James S. Reardon, Schoolhouse Custodian 
board of superintendents 

Frederick J. Gillis, Superintendent 
assistant superintendents 
Philip J. Bond Charles O. Ruddy 

William J. Cunningham Marguerite G. Sullivan 

William H. Ohrenberger Louis Ri Welch 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 1 1 1 

Business School 
Boston School of Business Education 

LATIN AND DAT HIGH SCHOOLS (18) 

Boston Latin, Girls' Latin, Boston Technical High (Boys), Brighton 
High, Charlestown High, Dorchester High, East Boston High, English 
High (Boys), Girls' High, Hyde Park High, Jamaica Plain High, 
Jeremiah E. Burke High (Girls), Roslindale High, South Boston 
High, Boston Trade High (Boys), Trade High for Girls. 

DAY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH JUNIOR 
HIGH CLASSES, AND DAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICTS (74) 

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

Charlestown. — * Clarence R. Edwards Junior High, Harvard, Warren 
North and West Ends. — J Michelangelo-EUot-Hancock, | Wendell 

Phillips- William Blackstone 
City Proper. — | Abraham Lincoln-Quincy, f Prince 
South End. — f Dwight, f Rice-Franklin 
South Boston. — Bigelow, Hart-Gaston-Perry, John A. Andrew, Norcross, 

* Patrick F. Gavin Junior High 

RoxBURY. — t Dearborn, Dillaway, Dudley, Ellis Mendell, Henry L. 
Higginson, Hugh O'Brien, f Hyde-Everett, * James P. Timility Junior 
High, Julia Ward Howe, * Lewis Junior High, t Martin, t Sherwin, 
William Lloyd Garrison 

Brighton. — Bennett, James A. Garfield, * Thomas A. Edison Junior 
High, Thomas Gardner, Washington AUston, * 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, ** Paul A. Dever, Phillips Brooks, Robert Treat Paine, 
Roger Wolcott, * Solomon Lewenberg Junior High, William E. Endicott, 
t William E. Russell, * Woodrow Wilson Junior High 

Hyde Park. — Elihu Greenwood, Henry Grew, James J. Chittick, 

* William Barton Rogers Junior High 

* Grades VII-IX only. t Grades K-IX. 

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

** Grades K-IV. 



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SPECIAL SCHOOLS 

M. Gebthude Godvin School. — For truants and other school olfendere 

School foe the Deaf. — Horace Mann School 

Day School fob 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 MjTtle street, educational and 
employment certificates are issued daily (except Saturdays) from 8.30 
A.M. to 3.30 P.M. Physical examination of applicants for emploji-ment 
certificates daily from 8.30 to 9.30 a.m. 

Minors' licenses {i.e., minors under 16 years of age to act as newsboys, 
etc.) are obtained by application to the Principal of the school which the 
minor attends. 

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 Statistics and Publicity; Division of Pupil Adjustment 
Counseling. 

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 
36 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 1 school physician assigned to the certificating office, 1 ophthalmologist, 
1 otologist, 52 school physicians, 1 supervisor of nutrition, 7 school medi- 
cal aids, and 1 sanitary engineer. 

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 75 junior high and elementary 
school 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 64 school nurses (including 10 high schools), and 
1 nurse assigned to the otologist. 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 113 

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; 
the estimated income for the current year, and the unexpended balance 
in the separate fund under Chap. 71-47. The appropriation for 1961 is 
$782,559. 

The Department of Physical Education comprises 1 director; 1 associate 
director; 1 assistant director; 4 elementary supervisors; 2 instructors of 
militarjf science; 1 armorer; 39 women and 40 men instructors of physical 
education; 61 teacher coaches of athletics, high schools; 18 teacher coaches 
of athletics, junior high schools; 29 assistant teacher coaches, 45 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 estabUshing 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 
estabhshed 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 Boj^s), day and evening 
classes. Trade High School for Girls, Compulsory Continuation School, 
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. 

There are co-operative industrial courses in eight high schools, as fol- 
lows: Boston Technical High (printing), Brighton (automobile mechanics), 
Charlestown (electricity), Dorchester (woodwork and upholstery). East 
Boston (machine shop), Hyde Park (machine shop), Jamaica Plain (agri- 
culture), and South Boston (sheet metal and auto body). 

INDUSTRIAL ARTS 

Industrial arts courses in shopwork are given in the following high 
schools: East Boston High School, Hyde Park High School, Roslindale 
High School, and South Boston High School. 



114 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

There are 150 shops, including 9 classrooms used for drafting, in ele- 
mentary and junior high schools, in which the following named subjects 
are taught: drafting, electricity, interior decoration, machine shop, print- 
ing, sheet metal, woodwork, and diversified shop subjects. 

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

Gardening is conducted by the department as summer activity on a 
seven-acre plot of City of Boston property in Woburn. 

HOME ECONOMICS 

In the Home Economics Department there are 143 teachers, an assistant 
director and a director. 

There are 10 high schools offering courses in Home Economics; Brighton, 
Charlestown, Dorchester High, East Boston, Girls' High, Hyde Park High, 
Jamaica Plain, Jeremiah E. Burke, Roslindale, and South Boston. 

In the high schools of Boston there are 9 appointed teachers of Home 
Economics; in addition, there are 6 appointed teachers assigned from 
Junior High, 2 appointed teachers assigned from Elementarj^, 1 provisional 
teacher and 5 temporary teachers. There are 15 standard clothing labo- 
ratories, 8 foods laboratories, and 4 home economics suites. 

In the junior high there are 32 teachers of foods, including one teacher 
assigned to Special Class Occupational Center, and one teacher assigned 
from Trade High School. There are 75 elementarj' and junior high school 
teachers of clothing, including 1 teacher assigned to Horace Mann. There 
are are also 9 temporary teachers and 1 provisional teacher having home 
economics programs. There are 3 home economics teachers at the M. 
Gertrude Godvin school. 

There are 46 rooms equipped for instruction in foods, 16 of these have 
adjoining suites. There are 117 classrooms equipped for the teaching of 
clothing. 

EVENING HIGH, ELEMENTARY AND TRADE SCHOOLS 

There are seven evening high schools: Boston Central Adult, Brighton, 
Dorchester (Jeremiah E. Burke Schoolhouse), 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 schoolhouses of the districts named. All but the Boston 
Central Adult High are commercial schools. 

There are eight evening elementary schools in session on Tuesday and 
Thursday evenings from 7 to 10 o'clock. 

North End and Codman Square Evening Elementary Schools meet on 
Monday and Wednesdaj' evenings from 7 to 10 o'clock. 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 115 

There is one evening trade school, Boston Evening Trade School, with 
two branches located in the Brighton High and South Boston High School- 
houses. These schools are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 
from 7 to 10 o'clock. 

DAY SCHOOL FOB IMMIGRANTS 

In the Abraham Lincoln School there are classes for immigrants where 
instruction in the English language is provided, classes being conducted 
daily (except Saturday) for three hours in the forenoon and two in the 
afternoon. 

COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE 

All children fourteen to sixteen years of age employed under an em- 
ployment permit or released from regular school attendance under a 
Home Permit are required by law to attend a course of instruction in 
education four hours per week. These children are assigned to the 
Abraham Lincoln School, 152 Arlington Street, Boston, for the equiv- 
alent of a continuation school education. 



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 thirteen School Centers, each 
having a manager and largely attended on two evenings a week. More 
than 125 school buildings are also used by non-school center groups. 

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 by the Election Department. 



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. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



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. 

On December 31, 1961, the Permanent School Pension Fund amounted 
to $209,592.99 and 179 retired teachers were receiving pensions therefrom. 

The Boston Teachers' Retirement Fund association, started in 1900, 
is at present pajing $120 per year to 1,315 annuitants, the total amount 
of its fund on August 31, 1961, being $2,417,963.34. At that date 2,244 
teachers were contributing $24 per year to the Fund. 



BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF 
SCHOOL BUILDINGS 



Department of School Buildings 

Offices and Warehouse, 26 Norman Street 

[Stat. 1929, Chap. 351.) 

James F. Dinneen, Chairman, selection of other two members. Term 
ends December 1, 1963. 

IsADOKE H. Y. MucHNiCK, appointed by Mayor. Term ends De- 
cember 1, 1962. 

Joseph F. Feeney, appointed by School Committee. Term ends De- 
cember 1, 1964. 

William A. McPherson, 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 citj'^, 
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 
governor if the appointees of the mayor and school committee fail to 
choose a commissioner as aforesaid within thirty daj^s after a second 
of such appointees has been appointed." 

According to section 2 of the Act, the Department of School Buildings 
is estabhshed, 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 
schoolhouse commissioners of the schoolhouse department and said 
department shall be abolished. 



BOSTON FINANCE COMMISSION 



117 



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; Stat. 1961, 
Chap. 40.] 

OFFICIALS 

Edward W. Brooke, Chairman 
Thomas J. Murphy, Executive Secretary 



Commissioners 
Roger J. Abizaid, M.D. 
Joseph P. McNamara 
Edward W. Brooke 
Col. Maxwell B. Grossman 
Andrew A. Hunter 



Term ends in 1962 
Term ends in 1963 
Term ends in 1964 
Term ends in 1965 
Term ends in 1966 



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 mem- 
bers 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. 



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.] 



118 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



OFFICIALS 

John J. Callahan, Chairman 
Edwin J. Thomas, Secretary 

THE BOARD 

Clarence R. Elam Term ends in 1962 

Timothy F. Tobin Term ends in 1964 

John J. Callahan Term ends in 1966 

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 aU 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, bilUard and pool tables, sippio tables, bowling alleys, 
intelligence offices, and picnic groves. 

By Statutes of 1909, Chap. 423, the Board was given the right to issue 
licenses to "Simday dealers in ice cream, or confectionery, or soda water 
or fruit". 

By Statutes of 1918, Chap. 259, the Board was granted the right to 
issue licenses to lodging houses. 

By Statutes of 1922, Chap. 392, the Board was given the right to license 
"retail vendors of soft drinks." 

By Statutes of 1926, Chap. 299, the Board was given the right to grant 
entertainment Ucenses in places where such entertainment was carried on 
in conjunction with sale for cash of food or drink sLx days of week but not 
on Sundays. 

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 no others. 

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

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

By Statutes of 1953, Chapter 622, in addition to the notice which the 
Licensing Board for the City of Boston is required by law to give to the 
pubHc concerning applications for new Ucenses, under Sections 12, 15 or 
30 A of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, and appUcations for transfer of 



THE FRANKLIN FOUNDATION 119 

location of said licenses, it shall also give notice of such applications to the 
state representatives of each representative district affected by the appli- 
cation, and also to such persons, groups, and organizations as have for- 
mally requested in writing that such notice be given them for license 
applications in a designated representative district. 



THE FRANKLIN FOUNDATION 



[Stat. 1905, Chap. 448; Stat. 1908, Chap. 569; Stat. 1927, Chap. 40; 
Stat. 1941, Chap. 212; Stat. 1953, Chap. 77; Stat. 1957, Chap. 119; 
C. C. Chap. 48, § 5.] 

MEMBERS OF THE CORPORATION OP THE FRANKLIN FOUNDATION 

John A. Lunn, President 
Noel Morss, Vice-President 
John S. Pfeil, Vice-President 
Rev. Charles E. Park, Secretary 
Charles E. Cotting, Treasurer 

John F. Collins, Mayor of Boston (ex officio) 

Rev. Charles E. Park, Congregational Minister-Emeritus (ex officio) 

Rev. Rhys Williams, Congregational Minister (ex officio) 

Rev. Howard P. Kellbtt, Episcopalian Minister (ex officio) 

Rev. Sidney G. Menk, Presbyterian Minister, (ex officio) 

Charles E. Cotting, John Lowell, John A. Lunn, Noel Morss, 

John S. Pfeil, Winthrop F. Potter, Appointed by the Supreme 

Judicial Court 

Franklin Institute of Boston, 41 Berkeley Street 
Louis J. Dunham, Jr., Director 

The Franklin Foundation is incorporated imder Chapter 569 of the 
Acts of 1908, a board of citizens being named therein to act for the City 
in the control of the Franklin Fund and in maintaining the Franklin 
Institute of Boston as an independent 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 wiU 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 Select Men, 
united with the Ministers of the oldest EpiscopaHan, Congregational and 
Presb5^erian Churches in that Town," who were to make loans on certain 
conditions to "3^oung married artificers, under the Age of twenty-five 
years." 



120 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Dr. Franklin, who died April 17, 1790, calculated that, in one hundred 
years, the thousand pounds would grow to one hundred and thirty-one 
thousand Pounds "of which," he says, "I would have the Managers then 
lay out at their discretion one hundred thousand Pounds in Public Works 
which may be judged of most general utility to the Inhabitants 
The remaining thirty-one thousand Pounds I would have continued to be 
let out on interest in the manner above directed for another hundred 
years ... At the end of this second Term, if no unfortunate acci- 
dent has prevented the operation the sum will be Four millions and Sixty- 
one thousand Pounds Sterling, of which I leave one Million sixty-one 
Thousand Pounds to the Disposition of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Boston, and Three Milhons to the disposition of the Government of the 
state, not presuming to carry my views farther." The Town accepted 
the donation at a Town Meeting held June 1, 1790. 

A futile suit brought by the Franklin Heirs in 1891 prevented the 
division of the fund at the expiration of one hundred years; but on 
January 17, 1894, by direction of the three ministers and the Board of 
Aldermen of the City, which board claimed to be the successors of the 
"Selectmen", $329,300.48 (U^ of the fund) was paid to the City Treasurer, 
for "the purchase of land and the erection thereon of the Franklin In- 
stitute of Boston and for the equipment of the same. " Owing to a series of 
compUcations 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 Judicial Court, praying for instructions as to the authority of 
the persons then acting as Managers of the fund. The Court rendered 
an opinion November 25, 1903 (184 Mass. 373) 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, nine 
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. 
Successors to the other eight are appointed by the Court. In 1908 the 
Franklin Fund Managers were incorporated as The Franklin Foundation by 
the special act already referred to which was clarified by amendments 
in 1927 and 1953. In 1931 the Court held the incorporation to be con- 
stitutional, since it did not change the composition or duties with respect 
to the Franklin Fund of the Board of Managers, and answered various 
questions which had been raised (276 Mass. 549). 

On December 2, 1905, the City Treasurer received from Mr. Andrew 
Carnegie $408,396.48, said sum being equal to the amount of the ex- 
pendable portion of the Frankhn Fund in August, 1904, which Mr. 
Carnegie agreed to duplicate. Only the annual income from this fund 
has been 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 Institute of Boston. 



GEORGE ROBERT WHITE FUND 121 

In 1906 the City appropriated S 100,000, raised by a 20-year loan, to 
purchase a building site of about 16,000 square feet at the corner of 
Appleton and Berkeley Streets. On January 31, 1907, the amount avail- 
able to be "laid out" by the Managers was $438,741.98 and in that year 
the Franklin Union Building was erected and equipped at a cost of 
$438,528.80. It was opened in September, 1908, as a Technical Institute 
to train j'oung men and women for positions of supervision in industry. 
In 1941 the name was legally changed to Franklin Technical Institute. 
In 1957, the Board of Collegiate Authority of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts voted to confirm the action of the Members of the FrankHn 
Foundation to confer the Degree of Associate in Engineering upon qualified 
graduates of the Institute. 

In 1961, the name of the school was again changed to Franklin Institute 
of Boston. It is maintained partly by tuition fees (S393,963 for the fiscal 
year 1961), and income from the previously mentioned funds (i.e., the 
Andrew Carnegie donation and the Storrow bequest). Educational 
programs are offered which are accredited bj' the Engineers' Council 
for Professional Development. The Franklin Union Building contains 
11 classrooms, 4 drafting rooms, 2 shops and 8 laboratories. There is 
also an auditorium with a seating capacity of 927. 

A second building, acquired in 1960 at 4 Appleton Street, contains 4 
classrooms, 2 laboratories, 1 shop and 2 offices. Eight hundred (800) 
adult students received instruction at evening sessions and 600 in day 
courses during the school year of 1961. 

The Franklin Fund (Second Part) will become available in 1991. 



GEORGE ROBERT WHITE FUND 



Office, 36 City HaU 
Thustees, 1956 

John F, Collins, Mayor, Chairman 

Christopher A. Iannella, President, Boston City Council 

John T. Leonard, Temporary City Auditor, Secretary 

Ephron Catlin, Jr., President, Boston Chamber of Commerce 

Chester C, Steadman, President, Bar Association of the City of Boston 

James J. McCarthy, Manager 

Thomas G. J. Shannon, 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. 



122 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 Collector-Treasurer; all collections and receipts are 
handled by the Collector-Treasurer; and the examination of all biUs 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, at Central Avenue, Hyde Park, and at Blue Hill Avenue 
and Harvard Street, Dorchester, in the hope of being able, by proper 
instruction, to better the living and health conditions of the communities 
in the congested districts. 

A Prado has been estabUshed 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. 

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. DaUin, 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 estabUsh 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 imder 12 years 
of age. It was voted to estabUsh the first four play spaces at the following 
locations: 

Pitts and Hale Streets, in the West End 
London and Decatur Streets, in East Boston 



BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 123 

Troy and Rochester Streets, in the South End 
King and Roxbury Streets, in Roxburjr 

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 
War Memorial, Veterans Section, Mt. Hope Cemetery 



BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 



Office, 230 Congress Street 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 121, Sees. 26 I to 26 WW, shall be known, and may be 

cited, as the Housing Authority Law.] 

Appointed by Mayor and City Council 
Edward D. Hassan, Chairman Term ends in 1963 

Jacob I. Brier, Vice Chairman Term ends in 1962 

Victor C. Bynoe, Treasurer Term ends in 1965 

Charles H. Savage, Assistant Treasurer Term ends in 1966 

Appointed by the Chairman of the State Housing Board 
Cornelius T. Kiley, Secretary Term ends in 1964 

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 $50 per day for the Chairman, 
and $40 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. With the approval 



124 xMUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 substandard conditions. 
Federally-aided Developments 

Fifteen Federally-aided developments consisting of 10,156 units in the 
City are now operated by the Authority for the housing of low-income 
families, preference being given to veterans and servicemen. The de- 
velopment in the Bay View section which was constructed by the Au- 
thority was subsequently sold to the federal government to house war 
workers. It was operated by the Authority, under lease from the Federal 
government, and tenancy was later restricted to veterans and servicemen 
with famihes. On December 31, 1956 title was given to the Authority 
with the development to be used to house low-income families. 

Old Harbor Village, South Boston, the only development built and 
owned by the Federal government, was leased to the Authority to house 
low-income families on May 1, 1938. On December 31, 1958 title to it was 
given to the Authority. 

State-Aided Developments 

The basic Housing Authority Law was amended in 1948 by Chapter 200 
This legislation provided for State aid to local authorities in building homes 
for veterans' 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 two and one- 
half per cent of total development costs, for 40 years. Veterans of World 
War II, and other veterans with families of low income, receive preference 
in this program in that order. 

Under this legislation, 3,681 dweUing units have been built and occupied 
in ten developments. 

Planning and Developing 

Local housing authorities are now empowered to build housing for 
elderly persons of low-income. Under the Federally-aided program, six 
developments specifically designed for occupancy by the elderly, ranging 
in size from 44 to 96 apartments, are under construction. Under the 
State-aided program for the elderly, an 80 apartment development has 
been completed. 

With the approval of the Mayor and the City Council, the Authority 
is planning 1,000 additional apartments, mostly for the elderly, under 
the Federally-aided program, with occupancy scheduled for 1963. Under 
the State-aided elderly program, 280 more apartments are in the pre- 
liminary planning stage. 



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BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 



Office, 73 Tremont Street 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 121, as amended.] 
Appointed by Mayor and City Council 

Rt. Rev, Francis J. Lally, Chairman Term ends in 1966. 

Stephen E. McCloskey, Vice Chairman Term ends in 1963. 

James G. Colbert, Treasurer Term ends in 1964. 

John P. Ryan, Member Term ends in 1962. 

Api-ointed by Massachusetts State Housing Board 

Melvin J. Massucco, Assistant Treasurer Term ends in 1965. 

Edward J. Logue, Development Administrator 
Kane Simonian, Secretary and Executive Director 

The Boston Redevelopment Authority, established in accordance with 
Gen. Laws, Chap. 121, as amended by Chap. 150, Acts of 1957, has the 
sole responsibility for urban renewal projects in the City of Boston. 

The Authority was organized in September 1957 and received its 
certificate of organization from the Secretary of the Commonwealth 
on October 4, 1957. 

Under the provisions of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, the 
Federal Housing and Home Finance Agency is authorized to enter into 
contracts with local redevelopment authorities to finance slum clearance 
and urban renewal projects. Two thirds of the net project costs of an 
urban renewal project may be obtained from the Federal Government, 
the remaining one third must be provided by the local government. 

Recent amendments to Chapter 121 of the General Laws provide 
authority for local communities to carry out urban renewal without 
Federal aid. 

Under Chapter 652, Acts of 1960, the City Planning Board was abolished 
and all i ts staff transferred to the Authority, and the functions, duties 
and responsibilities for general city planning assumed by the Authority. 

The Authority is presently engaged in a series of projects in various 
stages of planning and execution. A brief description of each project 
is detailed below: 

New York Streets Project, UR Mass. 2-1. All land acquisition, relocation 
of families, demolition, grading and site improvement work completed. 
The cleared land was sold in 1957 to the Cerel-Druker Redevelopment 
Corporation. Five new buildings have been erected on the site for the 
Boston Herald-Traveler Corp., Graybar Electric Co., Westinghouse 
Electric Co., and Transit Insurance Co. Over 80 per cent of the land 
has been developed in the past three j^ears. 



126 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

West End Project, UR Mass. 2-3. Charles River Park, Inc., the 
principal redevelopers of the area, substantially completed the first 
group of new apartment buildings on this site and initial occupancy 
started in Januarj^, 1962. The redevelopers took delivery of the second 
parcel of project land in September, 1961, and construction of another 
complex of new buildings is scheduled to start in 1962. The Retina 
Foundation, an institution devoted to research and investigative work 
on the human ej^e, plans to open a new building located on Staniford 
Street in the project area, in May, 1962. The Boston Public Library 
has plans for a new branch facility to be located on Cambridge Street 
on which construction is to start in 1962. 

Whitney Redevelopment Area. The Authority acquired all land in 
this 7§-acre site in the Roxbury district July, 1960. All relocation and 
demolition was completed in 1961. The Beacon Redevelopment Corpo- 
ration took delivery of 92,000 square feet of land in September, 1961, 
and started construction of a 23-story apartment building to contain 
277 dwelling units. This structure is scheduled for completion in 1963. 
It is being developed under Chapter 121A of the General Laws, the so- 
called limited dividend statute, designed to encourage the construction 
of housing for middle income families. Present plans call for the remaining 
two parcels, each of about 92,000 square feet to be developed for moderate 
income housing by other real estate and building firms. 

Government Center Project, Mass. R-35. The Authority entered into a 
temporary Loan Contract for Early Land Acquisition in the amount 
of $21,260,470 on this project in October, 1961, with the Fede al Govern- 
ment. On October 25, 1961, the Authority acquired all land in the project 
area by eminent domain, filing an "Order of Taking" in the Suffolk 
Registry of Deeds. Relocation of the 450 families and 827 business 
firms in the area started immediately and will continue over the next 
three years. The Authority established a Site Office at 30 Hawkins 
street to handle the relocation, property management and to process 
relocation payment claims. Demolition is scheduled to start in February, 
1962, to provide cleared land for the construction of a new Federal office 
building, a new City Hall, a complex of buildings for the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, new private office and commercial buildings. A re- 
development plan for the area will be presented to the Mayor and City 
Council early in 1962 for approval. 

Washington Park. The original survey and planning advance contract 
for this project has been amended to extend the area from 188 to 472 
acres and increase the planning advance from $143,461 to $298,291. 
This project is scheduled to be Boston's first major effort at rehabilitation 
and conservation under the provisions of the U.S. Housing Act of 1949, 
as amended. Final plans should be ready in 1962 and project put into 
execution. The Authority has received excellent cooperation and whole- 
hearted support of many civic and neighborhood groups in the Roxbury 
district on this undertaking. 



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Prudential Center. In 1961 the Prudential Insurance Company 
submitted an amended application to the Authority to undertake the 
development of the so-called Prudential Center in the Back Bay under 
the provisions of Chapter 121A, General Laws, as amended. Following 
the Authority's approval of the Prudential application, a declaratory 
judgement was sought and the Supreme Judicial Court upheld the Au- 
thority's action. Prudential has announced plans to resume construction 
of the project in 1962. 

General Neighborhood Renewal Plans. Late in 1960 the Authority 
received approval from the Urban Renewal Administration to undertake 
General Neighborhood Renewal Plans for ten sections of the city. Under 
the provisions of these ten contracts a total of $2,037,250 of planning 
funds has been made available as follows: 

Charlestown $207,325 

South End 293,700 

East Boston 204,500 

Downtown-North 182,300 

Downtown . 250,950 

Back Bay 165,800 

Parker Hill-Fenway 194,850 

Jamaica Plain 220,225 

Roxbury-North Dorchester .... 129,800 

South Boston 187,800 

$2,037,250 

Capital Grant funds of $29,192,453 has been earmarked by the Federal 
Government for specific projects to be delineated following planning 
studies. Provisions for General Neighborhood Renewal Plans were 
enacted by the Congress in September, 1959, in an amendment to the 
U.S. Housing Act of 1949. A project embracing at least 10 per cent 
of the Plan area must be undertaken promptly upon completion of the 
Plan and the preparation of the Urban Renewal Plan for the project. 



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AUDITORIUM COMMISSION 



44 School Street 
[Stat. 1954, Chap. 164; Ord. 1957, Chap. 2.] 

OFFICIALS 

William D. Ireland, Chairman 
Joseph R. Hynes, Executive Secretary 

THE BOARD 



Members 


Nominated by 


Term ending 


Robert C. Nordblom 

Donald B. Stanbro 


Greater Boston Real Estate Board 

City of Boston Hotel Association 


May 1, 1966 
May 1, 1962 


Frank R. Kelley 


Mayor's Selection 


May 1, 1963 


William H. Ohrenberger. . 


Mayor's Selection 


May 1, 1964 


William D. Ireland 


Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 


May 1, 1965 



The Board is known as the Auditorium Commission and consists of 
five officers known as Auditorium Commissioners, who shall be residents 
of the City of Boston and appointed by the Mayor as follows: One com- 
missioner from three candidates nominated by the City of Boston Hotel 
Association, one commissioner from three candidates nominated by the 
Boston Real Estate Board, one commissioner from three candidates 
nominated by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and two com- 
missioners selected at large by the Maj^oi'. As the term of any com- 
missioner expires, his successor shall be appointed in like manner as 
such commissioner for a term of five years. Vacancies in the board shall 
be filled in the same manner for the unexpired term. The commissioners 
serve without compensation but are to be reimbursed for their traveling 
and other necessarj?- expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. 

The commission shall construct, or cause to be constructed, the munici- 
pal auditorium authorized by chapter 164 of the acts of 1954, with an 
exhibition hall, assembly hall and accessory rooms suitable for exhibitions, 
conventions and other shows and gatherings in the city; shall contract 
for the care and management thereof after its completion; and for such 
purposes may, subject to the approval of the mayor, make such contracts 
and employ such experts, assistants and employees as they may think 
necessarj'' or expedient. 



GOVERNMENT CENTER COMMISSION 



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GOVERNMENT CENTER COMMISSION 



Room 50, City Hall 
[Stat. 1958, Chap. 624, Stat. 1959, Chaps. 403, 577] 

OFFICIALS 

Robert M. Morgan, Chairman 
M. Murray Weiss, Vice Chairman 
John E. Deadt, Secretary 

THE BOARD 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



Robert M. Morgan , 
M. Murray Weiss. . 



John E. Deady 

Frank W. Crimp . . . 

Henry A. Scagnoli . . 
John P. McMorrow . 

James W. Haley. . . . 



Mayor's selection 

Associated General Contractors of Massachu- 
setts, Inc. 

Building Trades Council of Boston and 
Vicinity. 

The Boston Society of Architects 

Director of Administrative Ser\'ices, ex officio.. 
Appointed by Mayor. See Stat. 1960, Chap. 
652, Sec. 12 

Commissioner of Public Works, ex officio 



at pleasure 
of Mayor 



* Until the eompletion of the oonatruetion of % new city hall 



Until the completion of the construction of a new city hall, there shall 
be in the city a board, known as the Government Center Commission 
consisting of the Director of Administrative Services of the City, and the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the City, ex o^ciis, one member ap- 
pointed by the Mayor to serve at his pleasure, pursuant to Stat. 1960, 
Chap. 652, Sect. 12, and four other members appointed by the Mayor 
of the City, as follows: one from three candidates nominated by the 
Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, Inc., one from three 
candidates nominated by the Building Trades Council of Boston and 
Vicinity, one from three candidates nominated by the Boston Society of 
Architects, and one selected at large by the Mayor. Any vacancy in the 
office of any appointive member shall be filled in the same manner as the 
original appointment. 

The member appointed by the Mayor upon selection at large shall be 
Chairman of the Government Center Commission. Said Commission 
shall elect one of its members as vice chairman, and shall also elect a 
secretary, who need not be a member of the Commission. The members 
of the Government Center Commission shall serve without compensation 
but shall be reimbursed for their traveling and other necessary expenses 
incurred in the performance of their duties. 



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The Government Center Commission shall have the power and duty to 
acquire in the name and behalf of the City by purchase or gift from the 
Boston Redevelopment Authority or otherwise or to request the Public 
Improvement Commission of the City to so acquire by eminent domain 
under G. L. Chapter 79 or Chapter 80A from said authority or otherwise, 
a suitable site for a new city hall for the City, and, in acquiring the whole 
or any part of such site from said authority, to assume in the name of the 
City any and all obligations imposed by or under the aforesaid section 
26 LL. Subject to the provisions of sections 44A to 44L, inclusive, of 
Chapter 149 of the General Laws and the provisions of section 6 of Chapter 
418 of the Acts of 1890, as respectively amended, the Government Center 
Commission shall also have the p>ower and duty to contract in the name and 
behalf of said City for the preparation of such site and the planning and 
construction thereon and the original equipping and furnishing of such new 
city hall. 



CITY OF BOSTON EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION 



Room 37, City HaU. 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 171.] 

William L. Dow ling, President 

John J. Donovan, First Vice President 

Joseph P. Sances, Second Vice President 

Harold T. Kenney, Treasurer 

Arthur J. O'Keefe, Acting Treasurer 

Paul L. Carty, Clerk 



George Byrne 
James F. Carter 
Leo E. Diamond 
Michael A. Donovan 
Joseph W. Fellows 
Charles W. Francis 
Martin A. Fulton 



John F. Gilmore 
Daniel A. Grant 
James S. Kiernax 
Patrick Loftus 
William P. McNeill 
Richard J. Moulton 
Charles J. Scanlon 
James P. Shea 



This organization was incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts 
on October 25, 1915. 

The incorporators were twenty-one in number and included, besides 
the Mayor, the Corporation Counsel, the City Auditor, City Treasurer, 
Park Commissioner, the Principal Assessor and fifteen other city employees 
occupying responsible positions. 

Since its incorporation the Credit Union has been functioning for the 
benefit of the city employee by the promotion of thrift among its mem- 
bers and the loaning of money to members in need of financial assistance. 
These loans are made at a low rate of interest, saving the borrower from 



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131 



the exorbitant rates charged by loan agencies. During 19G1 loans made 
to members amounted to $3,441,673.77 and a total of $36,800,313.19 has 
been loaned since organization. Approximately 90 per cent of the bor- 
rowers have their weekly loan payment deducted from their salary by 
means of the payroll deduction plan. 

The Credit Union at the present time has assets of $2,259,220.71 and 
reserves of $257,645.29, with 11,358 members, 5,221 of which are borrowers. 

Most departments of the City or County government are represented 
on the board of directors which consists of 21 members. Seven of these 
directors are elected each year for a three-year term. 



BOSTON METROPOLITAN DISTRICT 



73 Tremont Street 
[Stat. 1929, Chap. 383.] 
Trustees Appointed by the Governor 
Henry G. Gomperts, Chairman, Boston, 1967 
Harry P. Gragbs, Wareham, 1963 
Vernon B. Hitchins, Dedham, 1969 
William H. Reardon, Jr., Treasurer, Cambridge, 1965 

Trustee Appointed by Mayor of Boston 
Charles A. Birmingham, Clerk, Boston, 1963 



OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION IN BOSTON 



[Stat. 1877, Chap. 222, §§ 1, 2.] 

The Mayor, ex officio, Councillors William J, Foley, Jr., and John E. 
Kerrigan, Managers on the part of the City of Boston. 

The association is managed by a Board of Managers, consisting of 
twenty, 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. 

The business of the Association is the operation of the Old South Meet- 
ing House on Washington street as a historical monument. 



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SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT HOUSE COMMISSION 



Office, Room 318, New Court House 
[Stat. 1939, Chap. 383.] 
Abno I. Drew (Appointed by the Governor), Chairman 
Arthub J, Santbt (Appointed by the CUef 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. 



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 Mayor and Citt 
Council of Boston 

County A uditor — John T. Leonard — Temporary 
County Treasurer — ^James E. Gildea 



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COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 133 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY 

Room 627, New Court House 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 12, § 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 — Garrett H. Byrne 

Assistant — Ralph S. Bernard 

Assistant — Francis J. Brennan 

Assistant — Murray P. Reiser 

Assistant — Alfred L. Bunai 

Assistant — Lawrence L. Cameron 

Assistant — William A. Doherty 

Assistant — James E. Foley 

Assistant — John T. Gaffney 

Assistant — Hyman F. Goldman 

Assistant — Joseph A. Laurano 

Assistant — John F. McAuliffe 

Assistant — Manuel V. McKenney 

Assistant — Joseph A. MeUey 

Assistant — Edward M. Kennedy 

Assistant — Angelo Morello 

Assistant — Gerald F. Muldoon 

Assistant — John F. Mulhern 

Assistant — ^John A. Pino 

Assistant — Walter E. Steele 

Assistant — Edward M. Sullivan 

Assistant — Joseph A. Sullivan 

Assistant — Thomas L. Sullivan 

Assistant — George J. Leary, Jr. 

Assistant — ^Joseph R. Nolan 

Assistant — John C. Mahoney 

Secretary — George E. McGunigle 

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 McPabtlin. Appointed by the Governor. 
Recorder — Margaret M. Daly. Appointed by the Governor. 
Deputy Recorder — Thomas B. Cummings. Appointed by the Judge with 

the approval of the Governor and Council. 
Chief Title Examiner— John B. Mattson. Appointed by the Judge. 
Title Examiner — Bernard W. Berkowitch, Appointed by the Judge. 



134 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Assistant Clerks — Matnard R. Gregory, Robert H. Gardner. Ap- 
pointed by the Recorder with the approval of the Judge. 

Deputy Assistant Clerks — Peter L. McMahon, Mary E. Muhilly. 
Appointed by the Recorder with the approval of the Judge. 

REGISTER OP 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. 296; Stat. 1920, Chap. 495.] 

Register of Deeds — Joseph D. Coughlin. Elected by the people in 1958. 
Term ends first Wednesday in January, 1965. 

The Register is ex officio Assistant Recorder of the Land Court. 
First Assistant Register — John J. McCarthy, Gen. Laws, Chap. 36, Sec. 4. 
Second Assistant Register — Edward T. Cady, Gen. Laws, Chap. 36, Sec. 5. 
Third Assistant Register — Lawrence J. Fallon, Gen. Laws, Chap, 36, Sec. 5. 
Fourth Assistant Register — John W. Barry, Gen. Laws, Chap. 36, Sec. 5. 

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, 
1963. 

Deputy Sheriff and Special Sheriff — John J. Casey 

Deputy Sheriffs for Service of Writs — Anthony L. Basile, John J. Casey, 
Margaret C. Long, Eugene C. McDonald, John J. Crowley, Theo- 
dore H. O'Brien, Peter F. Tague, Jr., Harry I. Timilty. Paid by fees. 



COURTS AND COURT OFFICIALS 



Offices in New Court House, Pemberton Square, except as otherwise 
specified. 

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT 

Chief Justice — Raymond S. Wilkins 

Associate Justices — John V. Spalding, Harold P. Williams, Arthur E. 

Whittemore, R. Ammi Cutter, Paul G. Kirk, Jacob J. Spiegel. 
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 — Richard A. McLaughlin. Appointed by the Court. 
Second Assistant Clerk — Daniel D. Donnelly. Appointed by the Clerk. 
Reporter of Decisions — Grant M. Palmer, Jr. Appointed by the Court. 
Executive Secretary — Joseph K. Collins. Appointed by the Court. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 136 

STJPKRIOR COURT 

Chief Justice — Paul C. Reardon 

Associate Justices — Frank J. Donahue, Lewis Goldberg, John E. Swift, 
Jesse W. Mortx)n, Felix Forte, John V. Sullivan, Eugene A. Hudson, 
Edward J. Voke, Frank J. Murray, Daniel D. O'Brien, Horace T. 
Cahill, Frank E. Smith, Charles Fairhurst, John H. Meagher, Wilfred 
J. Paquet, Edward A. Pecce, Edmund R. Dewing, Reuben L. Lurie, 
Donald M. Macaulay, George E. Thompson, Francis J. Quirico, 
Charles S. Bolster, John M. Noonan, Frank W. Tomasello, Edward O. 
Gourdin, August C. Taveira, John W. Coddaire, Jr., James L. Vallely, 
Edward J. DeSaulnier, Jr., Robert Sullivan, Jennie Loitman Barron, 
Francis John Good, Daniel J. O'Connell, Jr., David A. Rose, Thomas 
J. Spring, Vincent R. Brogna, G. Joseph Tauro. 

Executive Clerk to the Chief Justice — Edward J. Kelley 

For Civil Business 

Clerk — Thomas Dorgan. Elected by the people in 1958. Term ends 
first Wednesday in January, 1965. 

Assistant Clerks — Thomas F. Stanton, First Assistant, Leo A. Reed, 
Assistant Equity, Francis P. Murphy, Harry F. Eliley, Francis P. 
Concannon, Thomas F. Brophey, Mary G. Murphy, Joseph F. 
Toomey, Robert J. Dorgan, John E. Noonan, Francis B. Tyrrell, 
Jeremiah F. Sullivan, Albert F. Henneberry, John P. Connelly, Paul 
J. Marble, Gerard M. Hennegan, Mary A. KeUey, Joseph A. Grover. 

For Criminal Business 

Clerk — Edward V. Keating. 

First Assistant Clerk — James B. Gibbons 

Assistant Clerks — John H. Casey, Albert H. Hines, John P. Swift, Martin 
J. Lee, Joseph E. Mellen, Harry Ginsberg, Francis X. Orfanello, 
Francis M. Masuret, Jr., John P. White, Jr., Richard G. Finnegan. 

(probate court and court of insolvency) 
2nd Floor, Old Court House 
Ist Floor, 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 — John V. Mahoney, Robert Gardiner Wilson, Jr., Edmund V. 

KeviUe 
Register — Louis F. Musco 
Assistant Register — John A. Griffin 
Second Assistant Register — Henry J. Allen 
Third Assistant Register — Jeremiah E. Sullivan 
Fourth Assistant Register — Arthur A. Kelly 



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Fifth Assistant Register — Mary C. Fitzpatrick 

Deputy Assistant Registers — Mortimer F. Kelly and Thomas N. Foley 

Head Administrative Assistant — James J, Twomey 

Executive Secretary — Marie C. Miner 

The judges of Probate are appointed by the Governor. They and the 
eight 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; 
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 — Elijah Adlow 

Associate Justices — Daniel J. Gillen, Joseph Riley, Jacob Lewiton, George 

W. Roberts, Elias F. Shamon, Francis X. Morrissey, Theodore A, 

Glynn, Jr., Harold W. Canavan. 
Special Justices — Leo P. Doherty, Vincent Mottola, Thomas Wood Hoag, 

Charles F. Mahoney. 
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 — Joseph L. Pierce 

Assistant C/erAs— William F. Blakeman, George A. Rochford, John S. 
Feeney, Ralph PuUo, Jr., Frank J. Fitzwilliam, George D. Sullivan, 
Timothy J. Hurley, Philip M. McDavitt, Mary Sullivan, Joseph A. 
Woods. 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, Theodore J. 
Stavredes, James F. Monahan, Robert E. McDonough, John M. 
Coyne, James E. Clark, Robert E. Block. Appointed by the Clerk 
of the Court with the approval of the Justices. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 137 

MUNICIPAL COURT, BRIGHTON DISTRICT 

Chestnut Hill Avenue 
Jttatice — Charles J, Artesani 
Special Justice — John J. Sullivan 
Clerk — Mary C. Daly. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk — Margaret A. Daly 

MUNICIPAL COURT, CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT 

New Municipal Building, City Square 
Justice — John F. Gilmore 
Special Justice — James J. Mellen 
Clerk — Jeremiah F. Brennan 
First Assistant Clerk — Josephine Brennan 
Second Assistant Clerk — James J. Mullen 

MUNICIPAL COURT, DORCHESTER DISTRICT 

Washington Street and Melville Avenue 
Justice — William G. Lynch 
Special Justice — Sadie L. Shulman 
Clerk—John P. HoUand 
Assistant Clerk — Thomas F. Reilly 
Second Assistant Clerk — Mary I. O'Brien 
Third Assistant Clerk — Marguerite H. Hennessy 

EAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT 

Meridian and Paris Streets 
Justice — 'Augustus Loschi 
Special Justice — Thomas E. Key 
Clerk — John C. Ligotti. Appointed by the Governor. 
First Assistant Clerk — Joseph Fiandaca 
Second Assistant Clerk — Nora N. Benincuore 

MUNICIPAL COURT, ROXBURY DISTRICT 

88 Roxbury Street, Boston 19, Mass. 
Justices — Charles I, Taylor, Elwood S. McKenney 
Special Justices — Samuel Eisenstadt, Philip A. Tracy 
Clerk — John F. Aspell. Appointed by the Governor. 
First Assistant Clerk — John I. Sullivan 
Second Assistant Clerk — Kenneth E. Light 
Third Assistant Clerk — John A. D'Arcy 
Fourth Assistant Clerk — Julius Goldstein 
Fifth Assistant Clerk — Theodore J. Zaborski 



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MUNICIPAL COURT, SOUTH BOSTON DISTKICT 

Municipal Building, East Broadway 

Justice — Thomas E. Linehan 

Special Justice — ^Joseph F. Feeney 

Clerk — ^John E, Flaherty. Appointed by the Governor. 

Assistant Clerk — Raymond J. Dodds 

Second Assistant Clerk — Ralph F. Clougherty 

MUNICIPAL COURT, WEST ROXBURY DISTRICT, INCLUDING HYDE PARK, 

JAMAICA PLAIN AND ROSLiNDALE, 445 Arborwav, Forest Hills, 30 

Justice — Daniel W. Casey 

Special Justices — Frank S. Deland and Andrew J. Macdonnell 

Clerk — Vincent A. Mannering. Appointed by the Governor. 

First Assistant Clerk — ^Thomas E. Anastasi 

Second Assistant Clerk — John W. Norton (Temporary) 

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 — George W. Cashman, G. Bruce Robinson 

Clerk — John H. Louden 

Assistant Clerk — William H. Ohrenberger, Jr. 

Chapter 489 of the Acts of 1906, estabUshing 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 faiUng to 
have children attend school. 

The Justice, Special Justices and Clerk of this Court are appointed by 
the Governor. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 139 

Probation Officers 

[Stat. 1880, Chap. 129, § 1; P. S. 212, § 74; Stat. 1882, Chap. 125; Stat. 
1891, Chap. 256, §§ 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, Chape. 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, Chap. 783, has amended the above. Chaps. 513, 
531, Acts of 1950; Chap. 774, Acts of 1951. Chap. 731, Acts of 1956.] 

These officers are appointed by the judges of the respective criminal 
courts to ascertain ail 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 1956, Chapter 731 

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 may appoint such male and female probation officers as they may 
respectively from time to time deem necessary for their respective courts. 
No person shall be appointed until his or her qualifications have been 
examined by the Commissioner of Probation and approved by him as 
meeting the standards estabUshed by the Committee on Probation, as 
provided in Section 99A. In the performance of their official duties they 
have all the powers of poUce officers. 

MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITT OF BOSTON 

Chief Probation Officer — Joseph W. Crockwell 

First Assistant Chief Probation Officer — James E. Flavin 

Second Assistant Chief Probation Officer — Florence G. Rice 

Medical Director — H. Bernard Fisher, M.D. 

Assistant Medical Director — 

Deputy Probation Officer — John J. Collins 

Deputy Probation Officer — Marion L. Carlin 

Probation Officers 

A. Arthur Capone, Samuel J. Collis, Frederick W. Hall, Albert L. 
Hoskins, Robert T. Hughes, John B. Magaldi, Hyman Mann, Martin 



140 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Marck, Florence J. McCarthy, John F. McCarthy, George R. Skelly, 
Bruce A. Steven8, Maurice A. Sullivan, Julius V. Chaplik, Isidoro Mojica, 
Catherine G. Carey, Margaret E. Conley, Rosalind Joffe, Veronica L. 
McCormack, Jean E. Harney, Phyllis C. Walker. 

BOSTON JUVENILE COURT 

Chief Probation Officer — Joseph P. Shea 

Assistant Chief Probation Officer • — Joseph P. Connolly 

Probation Officers — Nicholas F. Gatto, Louis G. MagUo, Philippa J. 
Myers, Katherine M. Connolly, Margaret V. Sullivan, Walter B. 
Murphy, Edward R. Skeffington; probation officer and nurse, Eliza- 
beth F. Powers. 

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT COURTS 

Brighton — Chief Probation Officer, Thomas C. O'Brien, Jr., Marian 
O'Donnell. Charlestown — Chief Probation Officer, Joseph H. Burns, 
William D. Sweeney, William L. Meade. Chelsea — Chief Probation 
Officer, David D. Greenspan, Lillian A. Evans, Donald J. Proctor, Thomas 
McKenna. Dorchester — Chief Probation Officer, Matthew T. Connolly, 
Bernard Harmon. Probation Officers, Hubert C. Travers, John H. Maloney, 
Mary L. McLoughlin, Robert Wilson. East Boston — Chief Probation 
Officer, Mario F. DiTroia, Vincent Santosuosso, William J. Pepicelli. 
Roxbtiry — Chief Probation Officer, Elizabeth D. Kingston. Assistant 
Chief Probation Officers, Arthur A. Devin, Albert E. Goslin, Thomas F. 
Monahan. Probation Officers, Donald B. Akerstrom, John M. Teehan, 
Randolph Glover, Robert J. Filippwne, Vivian J. Daniels, Malcolm L, 
Weymouth, Edward P. Rooney, David C. Comerford, Thomas J. Sullivan, 
Paul Sheehy, Robert A. Pasakarnis, Harry W. Lofton, James H. Norton, 
James F. Holland, Joseph J. McDonough, Jeannette M. Ronan. South 
Boston — Chief Probation Officer, Joseph J. Galligan. Probation Officers, 
William R. Gillespie, John F. Cahill, Regina M. Gibbons. West Roxbury — 
Chief Probation Officer, Edward P. Hayes. Probation Officers, Frank J. 
Garrity, Lawrence H. Scanlon, Thomas M. Gemelli. 

SUPERIOR COURT. 

Chief Probation Officer — Edward A. Griffin 
Assistant Chief Probation Officers — Ralph L. Countie, Charles H. Sullivan. 
Probation Officers (male) — Michael J. Coyne, John F. Feeney, Edward J 

Leary, John J, O'Connor, James A. Sartori, Francis L. Tootney 

Daniel Paul Toomey. 
Probation Officers (female) — Mrs. Phyllis M. Driscoll, Miss Kathryn G. 

Mead, Miss Mary C. Smith. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 



141 



MEDICAL EXAMINERS FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY 



iGen. 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, Michael A. Luongo, M.D., 784 
Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Term ends in 1964. Southern 
District, Richard Ford, M.D., 784 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. 
Term ends in 1964. 

Associate Medical Examiners — George W. Curtis, M.D., 25 Shattuck 
street, Boston. Term ends in 1966. Leonard Atkins, M.D., 25 Shat- 
tuck street, Boston. Term ends in 1964. 

Each is appointed by the Governor for a term of seven years. 

Northern District Mortuary is located at 784 Massachusetts avenue. 

Southern District Mortuarj-^ is located at 784 Massachusetts avenue. 



members of 
City Government 



MAYORS AND CERTAIN OTHER OFFICIALS 

SINCE 1822 

1909 - 1962 



ORATORS APPOINTED BY THE CITY SINCE 1771 



(143) 



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I 909 



James M. Curley 
Daniel A. WbeltoD 
Daniel J. Donnelly ° 
George P. Anderson 
Walter BnUantyne 
Frederick J. Brand 
W, Dudley Cotton, jr. 



Ward 1 
Edward C. R. Bagley 
Frank A. Goodwin 
Joseph A. Hoey 

Ward S 
Joseph H. Pendergast 
Dennis A. O'Neil 
Michael J. Brophy 

Ward S 
James J. Brennan 
Joseph A. Dart 
William J. Murray 

Ward 4 
Francis M. Dueey 
Patrick B, Carr 
James I. Green 

Ward 6 
John J. Buckley 
William E. Carney 
Edward A. Troy 

Ward 6 
Stephen Gardella 
Francis D. O'Donnell 
Alfred Scigliano 

Ward 7 
John L. Donovan 
John T. Kennedy 
Dominick F. Spellman 

Ward 8 
James J. Ryan 
James A. Bragan 
Adolphus M. Burroughs 

Ward 9 
Isaac Gordon 
Robert J. Howell 
Thomas B. McKeagney 



Mator 
GEORGE A. HIBBARD* 

Aldebmbn 
Fbederick J. Bband, Chairman 

James P. Timilty 
J. Frank O'Hare 
John J. Attridge 
Charles L. Carr 
Thomas J. Giblin 
Matthew Hale 

John T. Priest, Cily Clerk 

CODNCTLMEN 

Gborgk C, McCabe, PretiderU 



Ward 10 
J. Henderson Allstoo 
Channing H. Cox 
William S. Kinney 

Ward n 
Courtenay Crocker 
Theodore Hoague 
Charles H. Moore 

Ward 12 
Seth Fenelon Arnold 
Alfred G. Davis 
Francis J. H. Jones 

Ward IS 
Leo F. MeCulloughs 
Stephen A. Welch 
Coleman E. Kelly 

Ward 14 
Cornelius J. Fitsgerald 
Thomas J. Casey 
Joseph L. Collins 

Ward 16 
John O'Hara 
William T. Conway 
Joseph A. O'Bryan 

Ward 16 
John D. McGivern 
Hugh M. Garrity 
William D. McCarthy 

Ward 17 
Thomas M. Joyce 
Francis J. Brennan 
John D. Connors 

Joseph O'Kane, Clerk. 



Ward 18 
Daniel F. Cronin 
Michael F. O'Brien 
George Kenney 

Ward 19 
Peter A. Hoban 
William J. Kohler 
John J. Donovan 

Ward SO 
Charles T. Harding 
Harry R. Gumming 
William Smith, jr 

Ward SI 
William N. Hackett 
John Ballantyne 
Walter R. Meins 

Ward S2 
William H. Morgan 
George Penshorn 
Bernhard G. Krug 

Ward S3 
George W. Carruth 
George W. Smith 
Ward D. Preseott 

Ward S4 
Frank B. Crane 
James A. Hart 
Clifford C. Best 

Ward SS 
Edward C. Webster 
George C. McCabe 
Charles H. Warren 



> Elected for two years * Died June 23, 1909 

I Resigned June 3, 1909 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



145 



Term Ends in 1913 
John J. Attridge 
Mattheiv Hale 
Walter L. Collins 



Term Ends in 1914 
Daniel J. McDonald 
Timothy J. Buckley 
Earnest E. Smith 



Term Ends in 1915 
Walter Ballantj'ne 
Thomas J. Kenny 
John A. Coulthurst 



19 10 

Matob 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD 

City Council 
Waltbb Ballanttnis, Pretident 
Term Ends in 1912 
James M. Curley 
Walter Ballsntyne 
Thomas J. Kenny 

I 9 I I 

Matob 
JOHN F, FITZGERALD 

City Council 
Walteb L. Collins, President 
Term Ends in 1913 
John J. Attridge, 
Matthew Hale 
Walter L. Collins 

19 12 

Mayoh 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD 

City Council 
John J. Attbidge, President 
Term Ends in 1914 
Daniel J. McDonald 
Timothy J. Buckley 
Earnest E. Smith 

19 13 



Term Ends in 1911 
Frederick J. Brand 
Daniel J. McDonald 
Timothy J, Buckley 



Term Ends in 1912 
James M. Curley 
Walter Ballantyne 
Thomas J. Kenny 



Term Ends in 1913 
John J. Attridge 
Matthew Hale 
Walter L. Collins 



Term Ends in 1916 
John J. Attridge 
Walter L. Collins 
James A. Watson 



Matok 
JOHN F, FITZGERALD 

City Council 
Thomas J. Kenny, President 
Term Ends in 1915 
Walter BaUantyne 
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 BaUantyne 
Thomas J. Kenny 
John A. Coulthurst 



Note. — The Board of Aldermen and Common Council were abolished by the amended 
City Chapter of 1909 and the City Council was established, consisting of nine members. 



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Term Ends in 1918 
Walter BaUantyne 
John A. Coulthurst 
Henry E. Hagan 



1915 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 
CiTT Council 
Geosgb W. Coleman, President 

Term Ends in 1917 
George W. Coleman 
Daniel J. McDonald 
William H. Woods* 



Term Ends in 1916 
John J. Attridge 
Walter L. Collins 
James A. Watson 



* Councillor Woods died May 3, 1916, and the City Council elected James J. Storrow 
May 24, to serve in his place for the remainder of the municipal year. 



Term Ends in 1919 
John J. Attridge 
Walter L. Collins 
James J. Storrow 



1916 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

City Council 
Henry E. Haoan, President 
Term Ends in 1918 
Walter BaUantyne 
John A. Coulthurst* 
Henry E. Hagan 



Term Ends in 1917 
Daniel J. McDonald 
George W, Coleman 
Thomas J. Kenny 



* Councillor Coulthurst died June 30, 1916, and the City Council elected Geoffrey B. 
Lehy, October 17, to serve in his place for the remainder of the municipal year. 



Term Ends in 1920 
Francis J. W. Ford 
Daniel J. McDonald 
James A. Watson 



1917 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

City Council 
James J. Storrow, President 
Term Ends in 1919 
John J. Attridge 
Walter L. Collins 
James J. Storrow 



Term Ends in 1918 
Walter BaUantyne 
Henry E. Hagan 
Alfred E. WelUngton 



Term Ends in 1921 
Henry E. Hagan 
Daniel W. Lane 
James T. Moriarty 



19 18 

ANDREW J. PETERS. Mayor 

City Council 
Walter L. Collins, President 
Term Ends in 1920 
Francis J. W. Ford 
Daniel J. McDonald 
James A. Watson 



Term Ends in 1919 
John J. Attridge 
Walter L. CoUins 
James J. Storrow 



19 19 



Term Ends in 1922 
Walter L. ColUns 
John A. Donoghue 
Edward F. McLaughlin 



ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor 

City Council 
Francis J. W. Ford, President 
Term Ends in 1921 
Henry E. Hagan 
Daniel W. Lane 
James T. Moriarty 



Term Ends in 1920 
Francis J. W. Ford 
Daniel J. McDonald 
James A. Watson 



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147 



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 
Williain J. Walsh 



TermjEnda in 1926 
David J. Brickley 
William C. S. Healey 
James A. Watson 



1920 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mator 

City Council 
Jaubs T. Mobiabty, 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 



192 1 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Matos 

City Coiincil 
James A. Watson, President 
Term Ends in 1923 
David J. Brickley 
Francis J. W. Ford 
James A. Watson 

1922 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Matok 

City Council 
David J. Buckley, 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 



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 



Daniel W. Lane 
James T. Moriarty 
James T. Purcell 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

City Council 
John A. Donoghue, President 
David J. Brickley j 

WiUiam C. S. Healey 
James A. Watson J 

1925 



John A. Donoghue 
George F. Gilbody 
William J, Walsh 



Daniel W. Lane 
James T. Moriarty 
James T. Purcell 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

City Council 
Jahes T. Mobiabty, President 
David J. Brickley I 

WilUam C. S. Healey 
James A. Watson I 



John A. Donoghue 
George F. Gilbody 
William J. WaUh 



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1 926 



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Matok 



Timothy F. Donovsn 
Thomas H. Green 
John I. Fitzgerald 
Seth F. Arnold 
Michael J. Mahoney 
Henry Parkman, jr. 
William G. Ljnch 



CiTT CouNcn. 
Chablbs G. Keenb, Pretidtnt 

John F. Dowd 
Michael J. Ward 
Walter J. Freeley 
Edward L. Englert 
Herman L. Bush 
Joseph McGrath 
Israel Ruby 



Thomas W. McMahoL 
George F. Gilbody 
Robert Gardiner Wilson, if 
Walter E. Wragg 
Horace Guild 
Frederic E. Dowling 
John J. HeSernan 



1927 



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Matoe 



Timothy F. Donovan 
Thomas H. Green 
John I. Fitzgerald 
Seth F. Arnold 
Michael J. Mahoney 
Henry Parkman, jr. 
William G. Lynch 



City Council 
John J. Hkfpebnan, 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 



1 928 



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor 



Timothy F. Donovan 
John I. Fitzgerald 
Seth F. Arnold 
Henry Parkman, jr. 
Michael J. Mahoney 
William G. Lynch 
John F. Dowd 



City Cotjnciii 
Thomas H. Gbeen, 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 



I 929 



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayoe 



Thomas H. Green 
John I. Fitzgerald 
Seth F. Arnold 
Henry Parkman, jr. 
Michael J. Mahoney 
William G. Lynch 
John F. Dowd 



City CouNciii 
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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1930 



Timothy F. Donovan 
Thomas H. Green 
John I. Fitzgerald 
Seth F. Arnold 
Laurence Curtia, 2d 
Michael J. Mahoney 
John F. Dowd 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mato» 

CiTT COUHCIL 

William G. Ltnch, Preaident 

Richard D. Gleason 
Leo F. Power 
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 



1931 



Timothy F. Dopovan 
Thomas H. Green 
John L Fitzgerald 
Seth F. Arnold 
Laurence Curtia, 2d 
Michael J. Mahoney 
William G. Lynch 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mator 

CiTT Council 
JossPH McGbath, President 

John F. Dowd 
Richard D. Gleaaon 
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 



1932 



William H. Barker 
Thomas H. Green 
John I. Fitagerald 
George W. Roberts 
Laurence Curtia, 2d 
George P. Donovan 
William G. Lynch 



JAMES M. CURLEY. Matob 

CiTT Council 
Edwabd M. Gallaqrbb, Pretident 



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 



1933 



William H. Barker 
Thomas H. Green 
John I- Fitzgerald 
George W. Roberta 
Laurence Curtia, 2d 
George P. Donovan 
William G. Lynch 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob 

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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1934 



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Matob 



Henry Selvitdla 
Thomas H. Green 
John I. Fitsgerald 
George W. Roberts 
Henry L. Shattuck 
George P. Donovan 
John E. Kerrigan 



CiTT CouNcn. 
John F. Dowd, PreaiderU 

Richard D. Gleason 
John J, Doherty 
Edward L. Englert 
David M. Brackman 
Joseph McGratb 
Maurice M. Gtoldman 
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 



1935 



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Mayor 



Henry Selvitella 
Thomas H. Green 
George W. Roberts 
Henry L. Shattuck 
George P. Donovan 
John E. Kerrigan 
John F. Dowd 



CiTT CouHcn. 
John I. Fitzoebald, Pre»ident 

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 



1936 



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD. Matob 



Henry SelviteUa 
James J. Mellen 
George W. Roberts 
Henry L. Shattuck 
George A. Murray 
John E. Kerrigan 
John F. Dowd 



City CooNcn. 
John I. Fitzoebald, 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, jr. 
Clement A. Norton 
Peter A. Murray 
James F. Finley 
James E. Agnew 
Edward M. Gallagher 



1 937 



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Matob 



Henry Selvitella 
James J. Mellen 
George W. Roberts 
Henry L. Shattuck 
George A. Murray 
John £. Kerrigan 
John F. Dowd 



CiTT CotTNcn. 
John I. Fitzoebald, 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 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



151 



1938 



Francis W. Irwin 
William J. Galvin 
John I. Fitzgerald 
Perlie Djrar Chase 
Henry L. Shattuck 
George A. Murray 
John F. Dowd 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 

City Council 
John E. Kebbigan, 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 



1939 



Francis W. Irwin 
William J. Galvin 
John I. Fitzgerald 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
Henry L. Shattuck 
John £. Kerrigan 
George F. McMahon 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 

City Counctl 
Gbobgb a. Mubray, President 

I 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 



Jamea S. Coffey 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
Henry L. Shattuck 
Joseph M. Scannell 
Thomas E. Linehan 
William F. Hurley 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 

City Counciii 
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 
Johb C. Wickes 
James J. Goode, jr. 
James M. Langan 
Theodore F. Lyons 
Michael J. Ward 
Maurice H. Sullivan 



1941 



James S. Coffey 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
Henry L. Shattuck 
Joseph M. Scannell 
Thomas E. Linehan 
William F. Hurley 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayob 

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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1942 



James S. Coffey 
Michael L. Kinaella 
Joseph Ruaao 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
A. Frank Foster 
Joseph M. Scannell 
William F, Hurley 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 

CiTT Council 
Thokas 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 Fiah 
John C. Wickes 
James J. Goode, jr. 
James M. Langan 
Theodore F. Lyons 
William F. Dwyer 
Maurice H. Sullivan 



943 



James S. Coffey 
Michael L. Kinsella 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
A. Frank Foster 
Joseph M. Scannell 
Thomas E. Linehan 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mator 

City Council 
Thomas J. Hannon, President 

William F. Hurley 
Daniel F. Sullivan 
WiUiam A. Carey 
Matthew F. Hanley 
Charles I. Taylor 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick 
John B, KeUy 



Philip Austin Fish 
Jolia C. Wickes 
James J. Goode, jr. 
James M. Langan 
Theodore F. Lyons 
William F. Dwyer 
Maurice H. Sullivan 



944 



James S. Coffey 
Michael Leo Kinsella 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
James C. Bayley, jr. 
Joseph M. Scannell 
William F. Hurley 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 

City Council 
John E. Kebrioan, 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 



945 



James S. Coffey 
Michael Leo Kinaella 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
James C. Bayley, jr. 
Joseph M. Scannell 
William F. Hurley 



JOHN E. KERRIGAN, Mayor 

City Council 
John E. Kebrioan, 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 



153 



I 946 



James S. CofTey 
Michael Leo Kinsella 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
Jatnea C. Bayley, Jr. 
Joseph M. Scannell 
Thomas E. Liaehan 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mator 

CiTT COCNCIL 

John B. Kbllt, 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. McCormaek 
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 

Crrr Councii. 
John B. Kellt, 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. McCormaek 
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. Matob 

ClTT CODNCIL 

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. Canti^ell 
Thomas L. McCormaek 
Walter D. Bryan 
Edmund V. Lane 
Vincent J. Shanley 



I 949 



James S. Coffey 
Michael Leo Kinsella 
George T. Lanigan 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
John E. Yerxa 
John B. Wenzler 
Thomas E. Linehan 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob 

Crrr Counciii 
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. McCormaek 
Walter D. Bryan 
Edmund V. Lane 
Vincent J. Shanley 



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1950 



James S. Coffey 
Michael Leo Kinselia 
George T. Lanigan 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
John E. Yerxa 
John B. Wenzler 
• Thomas E. Linehan 
I John J. McColgan 



JOHN B. HYNES, Mator 

CiTT Council 
William F. Hublbt, President 

Daniel F. Sullivan 
Francis P. Tracey 
Philip A. Tracy 
Milton Cook 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Julius Ansel 
Robert J. Ramsey 



John J. Beades 
Anthony J. Farin 
Michael H. Cantwell 
Thomas L. McCormae'ii 
Walter D. Bryan 
Edmund V. Lane 
Vincent J. Shanley 



* Resigned June 15, 1950. 



t From September 20, 1960 



195 I 



James S. Coffey 
Michael Leo Kinselia 
George T. Lanigan 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
John E. Yerxa 
John B. Weneler 
John J. McColgan 
• Daniel F, Sullivan 



JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 
William F. Hurley, President 

t Laurence H. Banks 
Francis P. Tracey 
Philip A. Tracy 
Milton Cook 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Julius Ansel 
Robert J. Ramsey 



John J. Beades 
Anthony J. Farin 
Michael H. Cantwdl 
Thomas L. McCormack 
Walter D. Bryan 
Edmund V. Lane 
Vincent J. Shanley 



* 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 
WiUiam 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 



I Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Michael J. Ward 
I Joseph C. White 



1955 



Francis X. Ahearn 
t Michael H. Cantwell 
William J. Foley, Jr. 
Frederick C. Hailer, Jr. 



JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 
Francis X. Ahearn, President 



William F. Hurley 
Francis X. Joyce 
John E. Kerrigan 



Gabriel F. Piemonte 
* Michael J. Ward 
Joseph C. White 



• To December 28, 1953. 



t From December 28, 1953. 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



155 



Francis X. Ahearn 
William J. Foley, jr. 
Frederick C. Hailer, jr. 



1954 

JOHN B. HYNES, Matoh 

ClTT COUNOU. 

Joseph C. Whitb, President 

William F. Hurley 

John E. Kerrigan 

Edward J. McCormack, jr. 



EdwardjF. McLaughlin, jr. 
Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Joseph C. White 



Francis X. Ahearn 
William J. Foley, jr. 
Frederick C. Hailer, jr. 



1 955 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 

William F. Hublby, President 

William F. Hurley 
John E. Kerrigan 
Edward J. McCormack, jr. 



Edward F. McLaughlin, jr. 
Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Joseph C. White 



Francis X. Ahearn 
John F. Collins 
William J. Foley, jr. 



1956 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayoe 

City Council 

Edward J. McCormack, Jr., Pretident 



John E. Kerrigan 
Edward J. McCormack, jr. 
Patrick F. McDonough 



Edward F. McLaughlin, jr 
Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Joseph C. White 



Francis X. Ahearn 
• John F. Collins 
William J. Foley, jr. 
t Frederick C. Hailer, jr. 



1957 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 

William J. Foley, Jr., President 

John E. Kerrigan 
Edward J. McCormack, jr. 
Patrick F. McDonough 



Edward F. McLaughlin, jr 
Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Joseph C. White 



* To February 18, 1957 



t From February 18, 1957 



tJames S. Coffey 
William J. Foley, jr. 
•Frederick C. Hailer, jr. 
tt Peter F. Hmes 



I 958 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 

Patrick F. McDonough, President 



Christopher A. lanneUa 
John E. Kerrigan 
**Edward J. McCormack, jr 
Patrick F. McDonough 



Edward F. McLaughlin, jr. 
Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Joseph C. White 



* To April 21, 1958 

** To September 12, 19S8 



t From April 22, 1958 

tt From September 15, 1958 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER 
I 959 



James S. Coffey 
William J. Foley, jr. 
Peter F. Hines 



JOHN B. HYNES, Mator 

CiTT Coujfcn. 
Edward F. McLattohlin, Jk., President 



Chriatopher A. lannella 
John E. Kerrigan 
Patrick F. MoDonough 



Edward F. McLaughlin, jr. 
Gabriel F. Piemoute 
Joseph C. White 



1960 



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mator 

CiTT Council, 
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr., President 



James S. Coffey 

John Patrick ConnoUj' 

William J. Foley, Jr. 



Peter F. Hines 
Christopher A. lannella 
John E. Kerrigan 



Patrick F. McDonough 
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr. 
Joseph C. White 



James S. Coffey 
John Patrick Connolly 
William J. Foley, Jr. 



196 1 

JOHN F. COLLINS, Mator 

CiTT Council. 
Patrick F. McDokouoh, President 



Pet«r F. Hines 
Christopher A. lannella 
John E. Kerrigan 
tt Frederick C. Langone 



Patrick F. McDonough 
*Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr. 
t Thomas A. Sullivan 
«* Joseph C. White 



19 62 



James S. Coffey 
William J. Foley, Jr. 
Peter F. Hines 



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 

City Councii, 
Christopher A. Iannella, President 



Christopher A. lanneUa 
John E. Kerrigan 
Patrick F. McDonough 



Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Thomas A. Sullivan 
John J. Tierney, Jr. 



* To January 5, 1961 
** To April 27, 1961 



t From January 9, 1961 
tt From May 1, 1961 



MAYORS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 



157 



Mayors of the City of Boston 

From 1828 to the Present Time 



Namb 



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. Shurtlefif . . 

* 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 

*X Josiah Quincy 

*t Thomas N. Hart 

*i Patrick A. Collins 

*§ Daniel A. Whelton .... 

*t John F. Fitzgerald 

*t George A. Hibbard. . . . 

*1I John F. Fitzgerald 

*1| James M. Curley 

*1I Andrew J. Peters 

*1I James M. Curley 

*% Malcolm E. Nichols. . . 

*1i James M. Curley 

*1I Frederick W. Mansfield 

*tt Maurice J. Tobin 

J J John E. Kerrigan 

*1! James M. Curley 

II John B. Hynes 

t John B. Hynes 

tt John B. Hynes 

H John F. Collins 



Boston Nov. 26, 1770 

Boston Feb. 4, 1772 

Boston Oct. 8,1765 

Boston Dec. 30, 1786 

Boston Feb. 19, 1792 

Dorchester April 29, 1784 

Boston Mar. 5, 1798 

Boston Jan. 23, 1807 

Roxbury June 8, 1793 

Brookline Dec. 11, 1798 

Boston Jan. 17. 1802 

Groton Aug. 25, 1797 

Roxbury April 12. 1795 

Conway, N. H. . .July 20, 1800 

Newton Aug. 30, 1818 

Boston Feb. 27. 1817 

Boston Oct. 19,1812 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 2,1811 

Boston June 29, 1810 

Killingly, Conn... Oct. 3,1820 

Stoughton Aug. 23, 1825 

(See under Chairmen of Alder- 
men.) 

Taunton May 22, 1826 

Boston Jan. 18, 1818 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Groton Mar. 16, 1830 

Candia, N. H.. . . Jan. 17, 1831 

Abbot, Me Nov. 23, 1835 

Ireland July 13, 1827 

North Reading... Jan. 20,1829 

Boston Mar. 28, 1854 

Roxbury Mar, 26, 1861 

Quincy Oct. 15, 1859 

(See above) 

Fermoy, Ireland. . Mar. 12, 1844 

Boston Jan. 21. 1872 

Boston Feb. 11. 1863 

Boston Oct. 27. 1864 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 20, 1874 

Jamaica Plain. . .April 3, 1872 

(See above) 

Portland, Me May 8, 1876 

(See above) 

Boston Mar. 26, 1877 

Boston May 22. 1901 

Boston Oct. 1, 1907 

(See above) 

Boston Sept. 21, 1897 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston July 20. 1919 



May 29. 1823 
July 1. 1864 

28, 1848 

3, 1866 
17. 1849 
26. 1850 

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 



Oct. 
June 
July 
Mar. 
Jan. 



Nov, 
July 
Feb. 

Aug. 
July 



Oct. 
Jan. 
Dec 



Mar. 
Aug. 
Oct. 
Dec. 



Feb. 18, 1891 
June 6. 1899 
(See above) . . . 
(See above) . . . 
Dec. 5. 1918 
May 21. 1887 

13. 1902 
1. 1895 
4, 1927 

11, 1927 
Mar. 28, 1922 
Sept. 8, 1919 
(See above) . . . 
Sept. 14. 1905 
Nov. 27, 1953 
Oct. 2. 1950 
May 29. 1910 
(See above) . . . 
Nov. 12, 1958 
June 26, 1938 
(See above) . . . 
Feb. 7, 1951 
(See above) . . . 
Nov. 6, 1958 
July 19, 1953 



(See above) . . 



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 
187 1-72.. 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 
1891-94.. 4 

1895 1 

1896-99.. 4 
1900-01.. 2 
1902-05, 3| 
1905-3Jmo. 
1906-07.. 2 
1908-09.. 2 
1910-13.. 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 
1952-59.. 8 
1960-63.. 4 



* Deceased. t Twice elected for two years, 

t Elected for two years. it Elected for four years. 

+t Twice elected for four years. § Mayor for balance of unexpired term, 

it Appointed Mayor by Act of Massachusetts Legislature. 
II Appointed Temporary Mayor by Act of Massachusetts Legislature. 
Note. — Andrew J. Peters was the first Mayor not eligible to succeed himself. See 
Special Acts, 1918, Chapter 94. See also Acts 1938, Chapter 300. 



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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. 

Inthe 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, 
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 . 

Silas 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 Albert 

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 Sanford , 

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 

Jaffrey, 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 CITY COUNCH> 159 

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 

James Henry Doyle 

Daniel A. Whelton 

tCharles Martin Draper 

fEdward L. Cauley 

William Berwin 

Louis M. Clark 

Frederick J. Brand 



Lynn Mar. 26. 1857 

Brookline Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Feb. 29, 1852 

Ireland Feb. 11, 1855 

Boston June 17, 1867 

Boston Jan. 21,1872 

Dedham Nov. 1, 1869 

Charlestown Aug. 8, 1870 

New Orleans, La., Dec. 16, 1858 

Dorchester Dec. 14, 1858 

Plainville, Conn., Feb, 3, 1861 



May 15, 
June 22, 
July 23, 
April 5, 
Oct. 3, 
Nov. 27. 
Jan. 25, 
AprU 19, 
July 9, 
Mar. 15, 
Mar. 16, 



1930 
1943 
1911 
1903 
1952 
1953 
1943 
1928 
1935 
1914 
1912 



1897-98 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901-04 

1905 

1906 

1906 

1907 

1908 

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 

PhUlip 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 
Macbias, 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 

1846-47J 

1847^49 

1850-51 

1852-53 

1854 

1855 

1856-57 

1858 

1859-60 

1861 

1862 

1863-64 

1865 



1 To July 1 2 From July 1 

* PerUe A. Dyar from January 25, 1898, to April 1, 1898, and October 1, 1898, to end 

of year. Joseph A. Conry from April 1, 1898, to October 1, 1898. 

tCharles M. Draper from February 28, 1906. to September 10, 1906. Edward L. 

Cauley from September 10, 1906, to end of year 



160 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

PEBSiDBNTS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. — Concluded 



Namb. 



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. W^hitmore. . . 

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 Ba^rJ^ . . 

Christopher Francis 
O'Brien 

Joseph Aloysius Conry . . - 

Timothy Lawrence Con- 
nolly , 

Daniel Joseph Kiley 

Arthur Walter Dolan 

William John Barrett . . . . 

Leo F. McCuUough 

George Cheney McCabe. . 

1 To October 27. 



Marblehead Nov. 11, 1822 

Hingham April 1,1834 

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 



June 22, 1905 
April 6, 1893 
Mar. 31, 1907 
Oct. 29, 1897 
July 11, 1914 
Dec. 13, 1914 



Sept. 18, 
April 27, 
Jan. 15, 
April C, 
Sept. 24, 
June 14, 
April 14, 
Mar. 21, 
Aug. 20, 
Mar. 26, 



1915 
1903 
1900 
1918 
1879 
1900 
1936 
1927 
1898 
1884 



June 20, 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 



1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 

1872 

1873-74 

1875 

1876 

1877-78 

1879 

1880 

1881' 

18812-82 

18833 

1883< 

1884 

1885-86 

1887-88 

1889-90 

1891-93 

1894-95 
1896-97 

1898 

1899-1901 

1902-05 

1906-07 

1908 

1909 



2 From October 27. 



2 To June 11. < From June 11. 



PRESIDENTS OF THE CiTY COUNCIL 



161 



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 

Henrj' 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. Heffeman 

Thomas H. Green 

Timothy F. Donovan 

William G. Lynch 

Joseph McGrath 

Edward M. Gallazher 

Joseph McGrath 

John F. Dowd 

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 

Francis X. Aheam 

Joseph C. White 

William F. Hurley 

Edward J. McCormack, Jr. 

William J. Foley, Jr 

Patrick F. McDonough.. . . 
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr.. 
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr.. 
Patrick F. McDonough. . . . 
Christopher A. lannella.. . . 



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 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 

Cohasset Feb. 26, 1917 

Boston Jan. 30. 1898 

(See above) 

Boston Aug. 29. 1923 

Boston Dec. 18, 1923 

Galway, Ireland. . .Feb. 6. 1925 

Boston Aug. 18, 1920 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Province of Avel- 

lino, Italy May 29, 1913 



Sept. 30, 1932 



May 17, 1926 
June 28, 1937 
July 31, 1950 
May 18. 1933 
Mar. 13, 1926 



April 5, 1950 
Dec. 5, 1941 
Oct. 31, 1960 



Feb. 10, 1946 
Aug. 25, 1927 
June 13, 1958 
April 21, 1933 



April 25, 1943 
Oct. 25, 1961 



Aug. 14, 1961 



1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 
1916 
1917 
1918 
1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
1924 
1925 
1926 
1927 
1928 
1929 
1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
1934 
1935 
1936 
1937 
1938 
1939 
1940 
1941 
1942 
1943 
1944 
1945 
1946 
1947 
1948 
1949 
1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 
1956 
1957 
1958 
1959 
1960 
1961 

1962 



* Single chamber established in 1910 (see Chap. 486, Acts of 1909, Sects. 48-51). 



162 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



Orators of Boston 



APPOINTED BT THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES 

For the Anniversary oj the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770 



1771 James Lovell 

1772 Dr. Joseph Warren 

1773 Dr. Benjamin Church 

1774 John Hancock 

1775 Dr. Joseph Warren 

1776 Rev. Peter Thacher 

1777 Benjamin Hichborn 



1778 Jonathan Williams Austin 

1779 William Tudor 

1780 Jonathan Mason, jr. 

1781 Thomas Dawes, jr 

1782 George Richards Mmot 

1783 Dr. Thomas Welsh 



For the Anniversary of National Independence, July 4, 1776 



1783 Dr. John W^arren 

1784 Benjamin Hichborn 

1785 John Gardmer 

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 PhilUps 

1795 George Blake 

1796 John Lathrop 

1797 John Callender 

1798 Josiah Quincy 

1799 John Lowell, jr. 

1800 Joseph Hall 

1801 Charles Fame 

1802 Rev. William Emerson 

1803 WUliam Sullivan 

1804 Dr. Thomas Danforth 

1805 Warren Dutton 

1806 Francis Dana Cha,nning 

1807 Peter 0. 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 Bassett 

1825 Charles Sprague 

1826 Josiah Quincy, Mayor 



1827 William Powell Mason 

1828 Bradford Sumner 

1829 James T. Austin 

1830 Alexander H. Everett 

1831 Rev. John G. Palfrey 

1832 Josiah Quincy, jr 

1833 Edward G. Prescott 

1834 Richard S. Fay 

1835 George S. Hillard 

1836 Henry W. Kinsman 

1837 Jonathan Chapman 

1838 Rev. Hubbard Winslow 

1839 Ivers James Austin 

1840 Thomas Power 

1841 George Ticknor Curtis 

1842 Horace Mann 

1843 Charles Francis Adams 

1844 Peleg W. Chandler 

1845 Charles Sumner 

1846 Fletcher Webster 

1847 Thomas G. Carey 

1848 Joel Giles 

1849 William W. Greenough 

1850 Edwin P. Whipple 

1851 Charles Theodore Russell 

1852 Rev. Thomas Starr King 

1853 Timothy Bigelow 

1854 Rev. A. L. Stone 

1855 Rev. A. A. Miner 

1856 Edward Griffin Parker 

1857 Rev. William R. Alger 

1858 John S. Holmes 

1859 George Sumner 

1860 Edward Everett 

1861 Theophilus Parsons 

1862 George Ticknor Curtis 

1863 Oliver Wendell Holmes 

1864 Thomas Russell 

1865 Rev. Jacob M. Manning 

1866 Rev. S. K. Lothrop 

1867 Rev. George H. Hepworth 

1868 Samuel Eliot 

1869 ElUs W. Morton 

1870 William Everett 



ORATORS OF BOSTON 



163 



ORATORS OP 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 WilUam 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 

1962 Erwin 



1921 Lernuel 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 Rodgers 

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. McCormack 

1944 Francis Maloney 

1945 His Excellency Richard J. 

Gushing, 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 

1953 Dr. Mordecai W. Johnson 

1954 Herbert A. Philbrick 

1955 Clare Booth Luce 

1956 Timothy J. Murphy 

1957 Judge Felix Forte 

1958 Rev. Daniel Linehan, S.J. 

1959 Admiral Carl F. Espe 

1960 Judge Jennie Loitman Bar- 

ron 

1961 Edward M. Kennedy 
D. Canham 



INDEX. 



A 

Paok 

Administrative Services Department 49-52 

Aldermen, Chairmen of the Board of, 1855 to 1909 . . 160, 161 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with Plan A Charter) . . . 14-41 

Appeal, Board of (Building Dept.) 56, 57 

Art Commission (Administrative Services Dept.) . . . . 50, 51 

Assessing Department 52-54 

Board of Review 53, 54 

Attendance, Supervisors of (School Committee) . . . . 112 

Auditing Department 54, 55 

Auditorium Commission 128 



B 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 59, 60 

Births, Registrar of (Health Dept.) . 70 

Boards and Commissions of the City (alphabetical list) : 

Art Commission 50, 51 

Auditorium Commission 127 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 59, 60 

Boston Housing Authority 123, 124 

Boston Redevelopment Authority 125-127 

City Hospital Trustees 71, 72 

Finance Commission 117 

Franklin Foundation Members 119 

Government Center Commission 129, 130 

Library Trustees 74 

PubUc Health Council . . . . . . . . . 69, 70 

Public Welfare, Overseers of the 105 

School Buildings 116 

School Committee . . 110 

Sinking Funds, Board of Commissioners of . . . . 103 

White Fund Trustees 121 

Zoning Adjustment, Board of 61 

Zoning Commission 63 

Boston City Record (official weekly of City) ... 34, 39, 40, 49 
Boston Housing Authority ........ 123, 124 

Boston Metropolitan District 131 

Boston, origin and growth of 4, 5 

Boston Redevelopment Authority 125-127 

Boston Retirement Board 100 

Boston Traffic Commission 101, 102 

Bridge Division (transferred to Highway Division, PubUc Works 

Dept.) 97 

(164) 



INDEX — B-C 105 

Paob 
Brighton (Wards 21 and 22): 

Municipal Court of 139 

Public Schools in Ill 

Budgets, Supervisor of 49, 50 

Building Code 55, 56 

Building Department 55-64 

Board of Appeal 56, 57 

Board of Examiners 58 

Board of Examiners of Gasfitters 58 

Committee on Licenses 59 

Board of Zoning Adjustment (Building Dept.) . . .61, 62 

Zoning Commission (Building Dept.) . . . . . 63, 64 

C 

Charlestown (Ward 2): 

Municipal Court of 139 

Public Schools in . . . m 

City Charter . 14-41 

City Clerk Department 64 

City Council of 1962 11,13,158 

Committees of 13 

Officers of 12 

President of 11, 158 

City Council, Presidents of, 1910-1962 ...... 163 

City Government, 1962 11 

City Governments, 1909 to 1962 145-158 

City Hospital 71, 72 

City Messenger (City Council) 12 

City officials of the executive departments 43-45 

City, origin and growth of 4, 5 

City Proper (Wards 3 and 5) : 

Public Schools in Ill 

City Record (Boston City Record) 49 

City Seal, origin of and present form 2, 3 

City Solicitor, office of, abolished 73 

Civil Defense Department 65, 66 

Clerk of Committees (City Council) 12 

Collecting Division (Treasury Dept.) 103 

Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate 99, 100 

Committee on Licenses (in Building Department) .... 59 
Common Council: 

Presidents of, 1822-1909 161, 162 

Conveyancers, City (Law Dept.) 73 

Corporation Counsel (Law Dept.) 72, 73 

County of Suffolk: 

Auditor 132 

Conmiissioners 132 



166 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

I'AQM 

Court House Commission 132 

District Attorney 133 

Treasurer 132 

Courts and Officers of: 

Land Court 133 

Register of Deeds 136 

Sheriff 136 

Credit Union, City of Boston ....... 130, 131 

D 

Deaths, Registrar of (Health Dept.) 70 

Deeds, Register of (SuflFolk County) 136 

Departments of the City (alphabetical list) : 

Administrative Services . . 49-52 

Assessing 52-54 

Auditing , . . 54, 55 

Building 55-64 

City Clerk 64 

City Planning (Abolished, see Stat. 1960, Chap. 652, Sect. 12) 

Civil Defense 65, 66 

Election 66, 67 

Fire 67,68 

Health 68-71 

Hospital 71, 72 

Law 72, 73 

Library 73-78 

Licensing Board 117-119 

Parks and Recreation 79-93 

Penal Institutions 93 

PoUce 94, 95 

Public Works 96-98 

Real Property 99, 100 

Retirement Board 100 

Traffic 101, 102 

Treasury 102, 103 

Veterans' Services 104 

Welfare 105 

District Attorney (Suffolk County) 133 

Assistants 133 

Dorchester (Wards 13-17): 

Municipal Court of 139 

Public Schools in . Ill 

E 

East Boston (Ward 1): 

District Court of 139 

Public Schools in Ill 



INDEX E-L 167 

Paob 

Election Department 66, 67 

Engineering Division (Public Works Dept.) ..... 97 

Examiners, Board of (Building Dept.) 58 

Executive Departments of City 47-105 

Executive Officers, with term, etc 43-45 

F 

Finance Commission, Boston 117 

Fire Department, with officials, etc 67, 68 

Firemen's Relief Fund 68 

Fourth of July Orators appointed by City Government . 164, 165 

Franklin Foundation . 119-121 

Franklin Institute of Boston 119 

Q 

Gasfitters, Board of Examiners of 58 

Government Center Commission 129, 130 

Government of Boston, 1961 11 

Government of Boston, Members of, 1909-1962 . . . 145-158 

H 

Health Department 68-71 

Highway Division (PubUc Works Dept.) 97 

Hospital Department (City Hospital) 71, 72 

Long Island Hospital 72 

Sanatorium Division 72 

House of Correction, Deer Island ....... 93 

Housing Authority, Boston . . ... 123, 124 

Hyde Park (Ward 18, part) : 

Municipal Court of (with West Koxbury) .... 140 

Public Schools in Ill 

I 

Insolvency and Probate, Court of 137, 138 

J 

Jailer and Sheriff (Suffolk County) 136 

Jamaica Plain (Ward 19) : 

Public Schools in Ill 

July Fourth, Orators appointed by the City .... 164, 165 

Justices of Municipal Courts 138-140 

Juvenile Court 140 

L 

Land Court (Suffolk County) 133, 136 

Law Department 72, 73 

Library Department 73-78 

Central and Branch Libraries of 74-76 

Officials and Trustees of 74 



168 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Paqc 

Trust funds, appropriation, etc . . 78 

Volumes, number belonging and circulated .... 78 

License and Permit Fees: 

Board of Examiners (Building Dept.) 58 

Public Works Dept 97 

Licenses, Committee on (Building Dept.) 59 

Licensing Board, Boston 117-119 

Licensing Division, Mayor's Office (Amusement Licenses) . . 49 

Long Island Hospital (Hospital Dept.) 72 

M 

Maintenance Branch (Public Works Dept.) 96 

Markets, Faneuil and Quincy Markets (in charge of Assistant 

Commissioner of Real Property) 99 

Marriage Certificates, Licenses (Registry Division, Health Dept.) 70 

Mayor: 

City Record (Editorial Office) 49 

Office, staflF of 49 

Public Celebrations, etc. 49 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 19G2 159, 160 

Medical Examiners (Suffolk County) 143 

Mortuaries (Suffolk County) 143 

Municipal Court: 

Boston Proper 138 

Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Roxbury . 139 

Justices of (regular and special) 138-140 

Probation Officers of 141, 142 

South Boston, West Roxbury 140 

O 

Old South Association 131 

Orators of Boston since 1771 164, 165 

Overseers of Public Welfare 105 

Temporary Home and Wayfarers' Lodge in charge of . . 105 

P 

Parks and Recreation Department 79-93 

Commissioners and chief officials of 79 

Penal Institutions Department 93 

Pensions for retired teachers 115, 116 

Personnel, Supervisor of . 49, 50 

Plan A Charter 14-41 

Police Department 94, 95 

Commissioner and chief officials of 94 

PoUce Listing Board 95 

Printing Section (Purchasing Division) 50 



INDEX P-S 169 

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Probate and Insolvency, Court of 137, 138 

Probation Officers (Sufifolk County) . . . . . . 141, 142 

Public Buildings (in charge of Assistant Commissioner of Real 

Property) 99 

PubUc Health Council 69, 70 

Public Improvement Commission (Public Works Dept.) . . 98 

Public Library (Library Dept.) 73-78 

Public Safety Commission (Administrative Services Dept.) . , 51, 52 

Public Works Department 96-98 

Highway Division (includes former Bridge Division) . 97 

Lamps, on streets 97 

Sanitary Division of 97 

Sewer Division of 97 

Engineering Division of 97 

Water Division of 98 

Purchasing Agent 49, 50 

Printing Plant 50 

R 

Real Estate, Committee on Foreclosed 99, 100 

Real Property Department 99, 100 

Redevelopment Authority, Boston 125-127 

Refuse, removal of 97 

Register of Deeds (Sufifolk County) 136 

Registry Division (Health Dept.) 70 

City Registrar of births, marriages and deaths ... 70 

Retirement Board, Boston 100 

RosUndale (Wards 20 and 21): 

Pubhc Schools in Ill 

Roxbury (Wards 8-12): 

Municipal Court of 139 

Public Schools in Ill 

S 

Sanitary Division (PubUc Works Dept.) 97 

School Buildings, Department of 116 

School Committee 110-116 

Department of, with officials 110 

Elementary and Intermediate School districts . . . . Ill 

High and Latin Schools Ill 

Industrial and special schools 112, 113 

Pensions and retirement fimds for teachers . , . 115, 116 

School Physicians and School Nurses 112 

Special departments 112-115 

Seal of the City, origin of and present form 2, 3 

Sewer Division (Public Works Dept.) 97 

Sheriff of Suffolk County . 136 



170 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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Sinking Funds, Board of Commissionera of 103 

South Boston (Wards 6 and 7) : 

Municipal Court of 140 

Public Schools in . . Ill 

South End (Wards 3, 4, 9): 

Public Schools in Ill 

Suffolk County (County of Suffolk) 132-142 

Superior Court, justices and clerks of 137 

Supreme Judicial Court, justices and clerks of .... 136 

T 

Traffic Commission, Boston 101, 102 

Treasury Department 102, 103 

Collecting Division 103 

Treasury Division 102 

V 

Various City, County and State Officials ... . 108, 109 

Veterans' Graves and Registration, Supervisor of ... . 104 
Veterans' Services Department 104 

W 

Water Division (Public Works Dept.) 98 

Water used in 1961 average gallons daily 98 

Weights and Measures Division (Health Dept.) . . . . 70, 71 

Welfare Department 105 

West Roxbury (Wards 19 and 20): 

Mimicipal Court of 140 

Public Schools in Ill 

White Fund, George Robert 121-123 

Z 

Zoning Adjustment, Board of (Building Dept.) . . . . 61, 62 

Members of 61 

Zoning Commission (Building Dept.) 63, 64 

Zoning Regulations 64 



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