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(DOCOMXNT 32 — 1965.1 






CITY OF BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL REGISTER 
FOR ]%5 

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 

1965 



BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

FOR 1965 




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, 1930, 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, 

* Old Style 



ORIGIN AND GROWTH OF BOSTON 

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

Since 1640, grants of land have been made to Boston 
by the General Court as follows: (1) October * 16, 1660, 
1,000 acres "for the use of a free schoole, layd out in 
the wildernesse or North of the Merimake River" (in 
Haverhill), in 1664. (2) June * 27, 1735, in abatement 
of Province Tax, three townships, each six miles square, 
or 69,120 acres in all. These townships later became 
the Towns of Charlemont, Colrain, and Pittsfield. 
Boston sold its interest in them on June * 30, 1737, for 
£3,660. (3) June 26, 1794, a township of land in 
Maine (23,040 acres) "to build a pubUc 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) Rcx- 
bury January 6, 1868, by St. 1867, c. 359, accepted September 
9, 1867. Roxbury received its name by order of the Court of 
Assistants October * 8, 1630. It was incorporated as a city 
March 12, 1846, by St. 1846, c. 95, accepted March 25, 1846. 
(5) Dorchester January 3, 1870, by St. 1869, c. 349, accepted 
June 22, 1869. It received its name September * 7, 1630, by 
order of the Court of Assistants. (6) Brighton January 5, 1874, 
by St. 1873, c. 303, accepted October 7, 1873. Set off from 
Cambridge as the Town of Brighton February 24, 1807, by St. 
1806, c. 65. (7) Charlestown January 5, 1874, by St. 1873, c. 
286, accepted October 7, 1873. Settled July * 4, 1629. It was 
incorporated a City February 22, 1847, by St. 1847, c. 29, 
accepted March 10, 1847. (8) West Roxbury January 5, 1874, 
by St. 1873, c. 314, accepted October 7, 1873. It was set off 
from Roxbury and incorporated a Town May 24, 1851, by St, 
1851, c. 250. (9) Hyde Park January 1, 1912, by St. 1911, c. 
469, and 583, accepted November 7, 1911. Incorporated a 
Town April 22, 1868. 

* Old Style 



CITY OF BOSTON 

IN CITY COUNCIL 

Ordered, — That the 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 11, 1965. Passed. 

Approved by the Mayor January 26, 1965. 

Attest : 

J. M. DUNLEA, 

City Clerk. 





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MAYOR OF BOSTON 




PRESIDENT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL 






KATHERINE CRAVEN 



GEORGE F. FOLEY, JR. 



WILLIAM J, FOLEY, JR. 



CITY COUNCIL 





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PETER F. HINES 



BARRY T. HYNES 



CHRISTOPHER A. lANNELLA 



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JOHN E. KERRIGAN 



FREDERICK C. LANGONE 



JOHN J. TIERNEY, JR. 



[Document 32 — 1965.1 

CITY OF BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL REGISTER 
FOR 1965 

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 

\965 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



Contents 



Page 

Introduction 9, 10 

The City Government, 1965 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 of executive departments, lists 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 110-149 

Members of City Government, 1909-1965 150-164 

Mayors of Boston, 1822-1965 165 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen, 1855-1909 .... 166, 167 
Presidents of the Common Council, 1822-1909 .... 167, 168 

Presidents of the City Council, 1910-1965 169 

Orators of Boston, 1771-1965 170, 171 

Index 172-178 



INTRODUCTION 



INTRODUCTION 



As a public document The Municipal Register is 
ras old as the City of Boston itself, the first volume 
liaving been published in 1821, a year before the govern- 
ment of Boston changed from Town to City. Up to 

1940 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 

1941 when the publication became more ambitious, 
incorporating in its pages the Rules and Orders of the 
Common Council, joint rules, ordinances of the City, 
statutes of the Commonwealth relating to the City, a 
list of the public schools, the City Government of 1841, 
the committees and departments (consisting at that 
time of the treasury, law, police, health, public land 
and buildings, lamps and bridges, fire, and public 
charitable institutions), and a list of the ward officers. 

From 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 
special statutes relating to the City. In 1851 a list 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. 






FREDERIC J. O'E 

ASSISTAHT 
CITY C 



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FRANCIS X. JOYCE 
ASSISTANT 
CITY MESSENGER 



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LANGONE 







IWIIXIAM J. O'OONNELL 
CITY MCSSENQER 





Cntrance 




PETER F. HIN 



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IL Chamber, 1965 



CITY GOVERNMENT U 

GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 
1965 



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 

Residence, 

20 Myrtle Street, Jamaica Plain 



BOSTON CITY COUNCIL, 1965 

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

John J. Tieeney, Jr., President 

Katheeixe Cpjaven 
120 Beacon Street, Hyde Park 

George F. Foley, Jr. 

31 Pleasant Street, Dorchester 

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

Peter F. Hines 
235 Independence Drive, West Roxbury 

Barry T. Hynes 
31 Druid Street, Dorchester 

Christopher A. Iannella 
14 Jaeger Terrace, West Roxbury 

John E. Kerrigan 
213 West Eighth Street, South Boston 

Frederick C. Lang one 
220 Hanover Street, Boston 

John J. Tierney, Jr. 

32 Melville Avenue, Dorchester 

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



12 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

OFFICERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL 

CLERK 

Joseph M. Dunlea 

ASSISTANT CLERK 

Frederic J. O'Donnell 

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 OP COMMITTEES 

Francis W. Leavey Frank Mastjret 

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. 

CHAPLAIN 

Rt. Rev. Christopher P. Griffin 

LIBRARIAN-ARCHIVIST 

Joseph J. Brogna 

DOCUMENT CLERK 

Nicholas J. DiMella 

OPFICIAL REPORTER OF PROCEEDINGS 

Elvira Johnson 




JOSEPH M. DUNLEA 
City Clerk 



OFFICERS 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 




ROBERT E. GREEN 
Clerk of Committees 





WILLIAM J. O'DONNELL 

City Messenger 



CITY COUNCIL 13 

STANDING COMMITTEES OF CITY 
COUNCIL 

196) 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

All the members, Councillor lannella, Chairman, Councillor P. Hines^ 

Vice-Chairman. 



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

Appropriations and Finance: All the members, Councillor Langone, 
Chairman, Councillor B. Hynes, Vice-Chairman. 

Claims: Councillors P. Hines, W. Foley, Craven, lannella, Langone. 

Hospitals: Coimcillors P. Hines, B. Hynes, W. Foley, Kerrigan, 
G. Foley. 

Inspection of Prisons: Councillors Craven, P. Hines, W. Foley, 
G. Foley, lannella. 

Legislative Matters: Councillors B. Hynes, Kerrigan, lannella, 
P. Hines, G. Foley. 

Licenses: Councillors G. Foley, Kerrigan, W. Foley, Langone, B. 
Hynes. 

Ordinances: Councillors B. Hynes, P. Hines, Kerrigan, Langone, 
G. Foley. 

Public Housing: Councillors W. Foley, lannella, P. Hines, G. 
Foley, Langone. 

Public Lands: Councillors W. Foley, lannella, Kerrigan, Langone, 
G. Foley. 

Public Services: Councillors Langone, B. Hynes, Kerrigan, lannella. 
Craven. 

Rules: Councillors Kerrigan, W. Foley, lannella, P. Hines, Langone. 

Urban Renewal: All the members. Councillor G. Foley, Chairman^ 
Councillor W. Foley, Vice-Chaiiman. 



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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 15 

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

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

Sect. 8. Whenever one of the plans provided in this act shall be adopted 
the terms of ofiice of all elective officers in ofiice, 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 oflBce, 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, 11 B. Whenever the mayor is absent from the city or unable from 
any cause to perform his duties, and whenever there is a vacancy in the 
office of mayor from any cause, the president of the city council, while 
such absence, inability or vacancy continues, shall perform the duties of 
mayor. If there is no president of the city council or if he also is absent 
from the city or unable from any cause to perform such duties, they shall 
be performed, until there is a mayor or president of the city council or 
the mayor or president of the city council returns or is able to attend 
to said duties, by such member of the city council as that body by a vote 
which, for the purposes of section seventeen D, shall be deemed to be a 
vote electing an official, may elect, and until such elections by the city 
clerk. The person upon whom such duties shall devolve shall be called 
"acting mayor" and he shall possess the powers of mayor only in matters 
not admitting of delay, but shall have no power to make permanent 
appointments. 

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

Sect. 13. If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor within sixteen 
weeks prior to a regular municipal election other than a regular municipal 
election at which a mayor is elected, or within sixteen months after a 
regular municipal election, or if there is a failure to elect a mayor or a 
person elected mayor resigns or dies before taking office, the city council 
shall forthwith adopt an order calling a special municipal election for the 
purpose of electing at large a mayor for the unexpired term, which election 
shall be held on such Tuesday, not less than one hundred and twenty days 
nor more than one hundred and forty days after the adoption of such 
order, as the city council shall in such order fix. If a vacancy occurs in 
the office of the 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. 

Sect. 13 A. 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 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 17 

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

Sect. 16. Every city councillor shall be paid an annual salary of five 
thousand dollars; and no other sum shall be paid from the city treasury 
for or on account of any personal expenses 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 quali- 
fications 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 pro- 

* Sect. 15 as amended by St. 1952, c. 190. 

At present, president eight thousand dollars, other councillors seventy- 
five hundred dollars, under Rev. Ord. 1961, Ch. 2A, S. 1. 
Passed pursuant to G. L,, c, 39, s, 6A. 



18 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

ceedings. 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. 17 A. 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 councU 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 councillors requesting that action be taken forthwith 
upon a loan order presented by the mayor is filed in the ofiice 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 publicly answer all such questions. The person so attending 
shall not be obliged to answer questions relating to any other matter. 
The mayor at any time may attend and address the city council in person 
or through the head of a department, or a member of a board, upon such 
subject as he may desire. 

Sect. 17G. Except as otherwise provided in chapter four hundred and 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, neither the city council 
nor any member, committee, officer or employee thereof shall directly or 
indirectly on behalf of the city or of the county of Suffolk take part in the 
employment of labor, the making of contracts, or the purchase of materials, 
supplies or real estate; nor in the construction, alteration, or repair of 
any public works, buildings, or other property; nor in the care, custody, 
or management of the same; nor in the conduct of the executive or ad- 
ministrative business of the city or county; nor in the appointment or 
removal of any city or county employee; nor in the expenditure of public 
money except such as may be necessary for the contingent and incidental 
expenses of the city council. Any person violating any provision of this 
section shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one 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 office or position which is under the city government or the 
salary of which is payable out of the city treasury except the office of city 
councillor and any office held ex officio by virtue of being a member, or 
president, of the city council; provided, however, that nothing herein 
contained shall prevent a city councillor or any person elected 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 ofiice of school committeeman. If at a regular mu- 
nicipal election there is a failure to elect a school committeeman or if a 
person elected school committeeman at such an election resigns or dies 
before taking office, within fifteen days after the remaining school com- 
mitteemen-elect take office, such school committeemen and the then 
mayor and the then president of the city council shall meet in joint con- 
vention, and choose, as school committeeman for the unexpired term, 
whichever of the defeated candidates for the offi(ie 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 quaUfications of its 
members. The members of the school committee shall serve without 
compensation. 



Nomination and Election Provisions Under Plan A and 
Plan D 

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

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

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



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

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
CITY OF BOSTON 

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



Signature of Candidate 

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



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23 



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

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

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

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
CITY OF BOSTON 
Nomination Petition 

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

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

In case the above-named candidate withdraws his name from nomi- 
nation or is found to be ineligible or dies, we authorize {names and resi- 
dences of a committee of not less than five persons) or a majority thereof 
as our representatives to fill the vacancy in the manner prescribed by law. 



Signatures of 
Nominators 

(To be signed in person 
with name as regis- 
tered) 



Residence 
January 1, 19 . 

(If registered after above 
date, residence when 
registered) 



Ward 



Pre- 
cinct 



Present Residence 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Suffolk, ss. Boston, 19 . 

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



Names and Addresses of Persons 
CiRC0LATiNa This Sheet 


Numbers of Lines Upon Which 
Appear Signatures as to Which 


Name 


Address 


Certification is Made Hereby 









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

I hereby accept the nomination. 



This nomination petition sheet filed by 



Signature of Candidate 
Signature of Filer 



Number Street City 

Every nomination petition sheet shall, before issuance, be prepared by 
the election commission by printing or inserting thereon the matter re- 
quired by the first two paragraphs of the foregoing form. Not more than 
three hundred nomination petition sheets shall be issued to any candidate 
for nomination to the office of mayor under Plan A; not more than one 
hundred and fifty such sheets shall be issued to any candidate for nomi- 
nation to the office of 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 valid unless prepared and 
issued by the election commission; nor shall any such sheet be received or 
be valid unless the written acceptance of the candidate thereby nomi- 
nated is endorsed thereon, anything in section three A of chapter fifty 
of the General Laws to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Sect. 56. The nomination petition shall be signed, in the case of a 
candidate for mayor, by at least three thousand registered voters of the 
city qualified to vote for such candidate at the preliminary election, in the 
case of a candidate for city councillor, by at least fifteen hundred registered 
voters of the city qualified to vote for such candidate at such election, 
and, in the case of a candidate for school committeeman, by at least two 
thousand registered voters of the city quahfied 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 
commission shall check each name to be certified by it on such sheet and 
shall certify thereon the number of signatures so checked which are the 
names of registered voters of the city qualified to sign the same; provided, 
however, that said commission shall not certify, in connection with a 
single nomination petition, a greater number of names than required by 
section fifty-six with one tenth of such number added thereto. Names 
not certified in the first instance shall not thereafter be certified on the 
same nomination petition. All nomination petitions not containing 
names certified pursuant to this section, to the number required by said 
section fifty-six, shall be invalid. The election commission shall complete 
the certification required by this section at or before five o'clock in the 
; afternoon on the thirty-fourth day preceding the preliminary election. 



26 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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

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

* Sect. 57B as amended by St. 1958, c. 257. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 27 

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

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

Sect. 57C. On the first day, other than a legal hoUday 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 preliminary election, except as to the order of the 
names. If there are so posted the names of not more than two candi- 
dates for the office of mayor under Plan A, the candidates whose names 
are so 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 preliminary election for the pupose 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 oportunity 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 prehminary election. Said ballots shall be headed as 
f oUows : 

OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL 
ELECTION BALLOT 

Candidates for nomination for the offices of in the 

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

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

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



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 29 

office of city councillor, and not more than five candidates for the office 
of school 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 preliminary election under Plan A 



30 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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

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

Sect. 63. No ballot used at any preliminary or regular election shall 
have printed thereon any party or political designation or mark, and 
there shall not be appended to the name of any candidate any such party 
or political designation or mark or 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 list of candidates for each 
office, blank spaces equal to the number for which a voter may vote for 
such office, in which blank spaces the voter may insert the name of any 
person not printed on the ballot for whom he desires to vote for such 
office. 

Sect. 65. At every preliminary election, and every regular election 
under Plan D, each voter shall be entitled to vote for not more than six 
candidates for the office of city councillor and not 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 officials, when 
requested by the mayor, to submit forthwith in such detail as he may 
require estimates for the next fiscal year of the expenditures of the depart- 
ment or office under their charge, which estimates shall be transmitted to 
iihe city council. 

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

* Sect. 3 as amended by St. 1924, c. 479, Sect. 2, and St. 1941, c. 604' 
Sect. 1. 

t Sect. 3A as inserted by St. 1941, c. 604, Sect. 1, and as amended by 
St. 1947, c. 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 liabilities to 
such extent as may be necessary for the purpose of compensating first 
assistant assessors for their regular duties. 

Sect. 3B.* After an appropriation of money has been duly made by 
the city of Boston for any specific purpose, or for the needs and expendi- 
tures of any city department or county office, no transfer of any part of 
the money thus appropriated shall be made except in accordance with 
and after the written recommendation of the mayor to the city council, 
approved by a yea and nay vote of two thirds of all the members of the 
city council; provided, that the city auditor, with the approval in each 
instance of the mayor, may make transfers, other than for personal service, 
from any item to any other item within the appropriations for a depart- 
ment, division of a department or county office. After December tenth in 
each year the city auditor may, with the approval of the mayor 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. S, 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 St. 1941, c. 604, Sect. 1, and as amended by 
St. 1954, c. 24. 

t Sect. 4A inserted by St. 1924, c, 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 abolish the salary of any 
department or agency head. Every department or agency head created 
by, or resulting from a reorganization effected by, 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 law and rules 
shall, if the office or position is abolished by a by-law or ordinance made 
under this section and the by-law or ordinance so provides, be reappointed 
without civil service examination cr 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. 



34 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

board, or the city clerk, or the board of election commissioners, or the 
Boston traffic 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 public works, buildings, or other property; 
nor in the care, custody, and management of the same; nor in the conduct 
of the executive or administrative business of the city or county; nor in 
the appointment or removal of any municipal or county employee; nor in 
the expenditure of public money except such as may be necessary for the 
contingent and incidental expenses of the city council. . . . 

It shall be unlawful for the mayor or for a member of the city council 
or for any officer or employee of the city or of the county of Suffolk or for 
a member of the finance commission directly cr 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 soUcits 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 cf not more than one thousand dollars, or by im- 
prisonment for not more than one year, or both. . . . 

The Executive Department 
Sect. 9. All heads of departments and members of municipal boards, 
including the board of street commissioners, as their present terms of 
office expire (but excluding the school committee and those officials by 
law appointed by the governor), shall be appointed by the mayor without 
confirmation by the city council. They shall be recognized experts in 
such work as may devolve upon the incumbents of said offices, or 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 law) 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 afifect the action taken unless the mayor 
80 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 ninetj'^-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 cf 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 cf the 
cause for their removal. 

* Sect. 13. Affected by St. 1953, C. 473. 



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Sect. 16. No official of said city, except in case of extreme emergency 
involving the healtti 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- 
miesion 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 cffice expire in each year one member for a 
term cf 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 St. 1951, o. 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 
Bum 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 commis- 
sion shall have the same right to incur expenses in anticipation of its ap- 
propriation 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, ordi- 
nances, 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 oflBce 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 St. 1921, c. 81, St. 1924, c. 369, St. 1948, c. 
175, and St. 1961, c, 40. 



38 mu'nicipal 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 ofl&cer or 
board of the city or county, a bid for a contract to do work or furnish 
materials is sent or delivered to said oflBcer 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 cf the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and ten. No city or county money shall be de- 
posited in any bank or trust company of which any member of the board 
of sinking fund commissioners of said city is an oflBcer, 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 oflicer 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 St. 1910, c. 437, Sect. 1, and St. 1911, c. 165, 
Sect. 1. 

t Sect. 27 as amended by Special St. 1919, c. 168, Sect. 1, St. 1922, c. 
133, Sect. 1, St. 1938, c. 263, Sect. 1, and St. 1951, c. 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 list shall give the 
name, residence by street and ward, designation, compensation, and date 
of election or appointment of each of said officials and employees and the 
date when each first entered the employ of the city or county. It shall 
be the duty of the city auditor to verify said lists by the pay rolls and to 
keep a copy of said lists open for public inspection, and to prepare and 
publish in the City Record on cr before the tenth day of April in each 
year a comparative table containing the number of such officials and 
employees holding office or employed in each such department or board 
and paid by the city or county on the compilation date in each of the ten 
years next preceding such publication. The term "compilation date," 
as herein used, shall be construed to mean, with respect to the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifty-one or any prior year, the first day of January, 
and with respect to the year nineteen hundred and fifty-two or any subse- 
quent year, the first day of February. 

Sect. 28. The jurisdiction now exercised by the board of aldermen 
concerning the naming of streets, the planting and removal of trees in the 
public ways, the issue of permits or licenses for coasting, the storage of 
gasoline, oil, and other inflammable substances or explosive compounds 
and the use of the public ways for any permanent or temporary obstruction 
or projection in, under, or < ver 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 cil, or other inflammable substances 
or explosive compounds, and the construction or use of coal holes, vaults, 
bay windows, and marquises, in, under, or over the public ways shall be 
issued. 

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

* Sect. 29 as amended by St. 1934, c. 185, Sect. 1, and St. 1947, c. 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 may order shall not invalidate any purchase, 
contract or sale made or action taken by the city. The proceedings of the 
city council and school committee together with all communications from 
the mayor, shall be published in the City Record; provided, that the sub- 
stance of debates by and among the members of the city council shall not 
be so published or published elsewhere at the expense of said city. 

Sect. 30.* 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 by advertisements in the City Record. Such 
advertisements shall state the time and place for opening the proposals in 
answer to said advertisement, and shall reserve the right to the officer, 
board or official to reject any or all proposals. No authority to dispense 
with advertising shall be given by the major 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 fr r any municipal purpose any land within the limits of the 
city, not already appropriated to public use. Whenever the price pro- 
posed to be paid for a lot of land for any municipal purpose is more than 
twenty-five per cent higher than its average assessed valuation during the 
previous three years, said land shall not be taken by purchase but shall 
be taken by right of eminent domain and paid for in the manner provided 
for the taking of and the payment of damages for land for highways in 
said city. No land shall be taken until an appropriation by loan or other- 
wise for the general purpose for which land is needed shall have been 
made by the mayor and city council by a two thirds vote of all its members; 
or in case of land for school purposes by the school committee and school- 
house department in accordance with law; nor shall a price be paid in 
excess of the appropriation, unless a larger sum is awarded by a court of 
competent jurisdiction. All proceedings in the taking of land shall be 

* Sect. 30 as amended by St. 1939, c. 156, Sect. 1, and St. 1955, 
c. 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 hundred and twenty-five, 
the municipal election in said city shall take place biennially in every odd 

numbered year on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. 

ifm*********** 

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 St. 1914, c. 730, Sec. 1, St. 1921, c. 288, Sect. 1, 
and St. 1924, c. 479, Sect. 4. 



ORGANIZATION OF BOSTON'S CITY GOVERNMENT 




attached for Administrativ 
Purposes. 



CHIEF OFFICIALS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS 43 



OFFICIALS 

OF THE 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS 



The following table shows the manner in which the administrative oflBcers 
of the Executive departments are appointed or elected, the time of appointment 
or election and the term of office as prescribed by statute or ordinance. (Stat. 
1953, Chap. 473; Ord. 1953, Chap. 8; Ord. 1954, Chaps. 2 and 3; Ord. 1956, 
Chaps. 1 and 3; Ord. 1957, Chap. 2; Ord. 1958, Chap. 4 and Ord. 1961, Chap. 1.) 



O1TICIA1.S. 



How 
Created. 



Appointed ob Elected. 



By Whom. 



When. 



Tebm. 



Begins. Length. 



Administrative Services, 
Director of 



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



Assessing, Commission- 
er of 



Assessing, Associate 
Commissioner of 
(Two) 



Auditor , 



Beacon Hill Architec- 
tural Commission 
(Five) 



Budgets, Supervisor of. . 
Building Commissioner, 
City Clerk. 



Civil Defense Director... 

Collector-Treasurer .... 

Corporation Counsel . . . 

Election Commissioners 
(Four) 



Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 



Statute 
and Ord. 

Ord. 



Statute 
Ord. 
Statute 
Statute 



Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 
Ord. 



Statute 



Mayor 



City 
Council 



Mayor 



Annually, 
one 

Annually, 
one 



Annually, 
one 



Quinquen- 

nially 
Trien- 

nially 



Quadren- 
nially 
Annually, 



May 1 
May 1 



May 1 



May 15 

IstMon. 

in Feb. 



May 1 
April 1 



5 5T8. 
5 yrs. 



6 yrs. 

* 

5 yrs. 

3 yrs. 

t 

* 

4 yrs. 
4 yrs. 



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

t Position placed under Civil Service by vote of electorate, November 2, 1943. 
t Determined by St. 1953, c. 491. 



44 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



Ofucials. 



How 
Created. 



Appointed ob Elected. 



By Whom. 



When. 



Tbbu. 



Begins. 



Examiners, Board of 
(Three) 



Fire Commissioner, 



Health Commissioner. . 

Hospital Trustees 
(Five) 

Housing Inspection De- 
partment 



Library Trustees (Five) 



Parks and Recreation, 
Commissioner of 



Parks and Recreation, 
Associate Commis- 
sioners of (Four) 



Penal Institutions Com- 
missioner 



Personnel, Supervisor of 

Police Commissioner . . . 

Public Health Council 
(Nine) 



Public Works, Commis- 
sioner of 



Purchasing Agent. 



Real Estate, Committee 
on Foreclosed (Three) 

Real Property, Com- 
missioner of 



Real Property, Assist- 
ant Commissioner of.. 



Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 



Ord. 

Statute 

Ord. 

Ord. 



Statute 
and Ord. 



Statute 
and Ord. 



Ord. 
Ord. 
Statute 

Ord. 

Ord. 
Ord. 

Ord. 

Ord. 

Ord. 



Mayor 



Annually, 
one 

Quadren- 
nially 



Annually, 
one 



Annually, 
one 



Annually, 
one 

Quadren- 
nially 



Quinquen- 
nially 

Annually, 
three 



May 1 

May 1 

* 

May 1 

* 

May 1 

* 

May 1 

May 1 

t 
May 1 

May 1 



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

t Position placf-d under Civil Servicp by St. 1959. o. 603. 

§ Tho Chairman and two other members of the Real Property Board are appointed by the 
.Mayor from the Real Property Board. 



CHIEF OFFICIALS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS 



45 



Officials. 


How 
Created. 


Appointed oe Elected. 


Term. 




By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Real Property, Associ- 
ate Commissioners of 
(Three) 


Ord. 

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. 


Mayor 

« 
« 

a 

a 
u 

m 
« 
a 


Annually, 
one 

Triennially, 
one 

See footnote 

Annually, 
two 

♦ 

t 

X 

Annually, 
four 

Annually, 
two 

Annually, 
four 


May 1 
Oct. 1 

See foot- 
note 

May 1 

* 

* 

t 

t 
May 1 
May 1 

May 1 


Syrs. 


Retirement Board 
(Three) 


3yrs, 


Review, Board of 
(Three) 


See foot- 


Sinking Funds Com- 
missioners (Six) 

Traffic and Parking 
Commissioner 

Veterans' Benefits and 
Services Commissioner. 

Veterans' Graves and 
Registration, Super- 


note 
3yr8. 

« 
* 

t 


Weights and Measures, 
Sealer of 


X 


Welfare, Overseers of 
Pubhc (Twelve) 

Alternates (Eleven).. . 

Zoning Commission 
(Eleven) 


Syrs. 
5 yrs. 
Syrs. 



♦ For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial munioi> 
I>al election at whioh a mayor is elected. 

{Position placed under CivU Service by St. 1949, o. 246. 
Position placed under Civil Service by St. 1909, o. 382. 

Note: — The Mayor appoints three persons to this Board as follows: — {Y) 
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 officio 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. 



Executive Depaetments 



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 OP THE MAYOR 



49 



DEPARTMENT OF the; mayor: 



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 
Mary V. Callanan, Appointment Secretary 
Margaret J. Leaht, Clerk 

Richard J. Sinnott, Director of Public Information 
and Chief of Licensing Division 

THE CITY record 

Office, 40 City Hall 
Joseph J. Fahey, Acting Editor 
P. Nicholas Petrocelli, Associate Editor 



ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT 



Office, 50 City Hall 
iOrd. 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. DeSimonb, Purchasing Agent* 
John T. Leonard, City Auditor, ex officio 
Edmund W. Holmes, Acting Collector-Treasurer, ex officio 
Francis X. Cuddy, Commissioner of Assessing, ex officio 
Lawrence W. Costello, Executive 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 
on 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 6 new activities — general admin- 
istrative; the receipt and processing of general complaints; the repair and 
maintenance of office machines; surplus property control; data processing; 
and the administration of a life-health insurance program for City and 
County employees. 

The Department is under the charge of a board known as the Admin- 
istrative Services Board, consisting of the Director of Administrative 
Services as chairman, the Supervisor of Budgets, the Supervisor of Per- 
sonnel, 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 
organisation, activities, pohcies, and procedures of all departments, boards, 
and officers so that the administration thereof shall be economical and 
efficient. 

The regular activities of the department, for payroll pm-poses, are 
divided into seven divisions — administrative, budget, complaints, data 
processing, personnel, printing, and purchasing, the operations and func- 
tions of all divisions being under the overall supervision of the Director. 

The Administrative Division which handles all types of administrative 
matters concerning City and County operations, is under the supervision of 
the Executive Secretary to the Board. 

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 aU personnel records as well 
as the administration of all compensation plans established for City and 
Coimty employees. He makes a continuing study of personnel problems, 
employment conditions, and economic changes affecting aU departments 
and recommends to the Mayor and department officials programs and 
administrative policies designed to improve and co-ordinate the handling 
of personnel matters. 

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for the furnishing of aU 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. He is also 
responsible for the operations of the Office Machine Repair Unit, 

The Complaints Division is under the supervision of a Supervisor of 
Complaints and the Data Processing Unit is under the supervision of a 
Manager of Data Processing. The Life-Health Insurance Unit is tentatively 
under the supervision of an Insurance Coordinator within the Peisonnel 
Division. 



ADMINISTEATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT 51 

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 sha^l not communi- 
cate with the Mayor or make any annual or other report except through 
the board. 

Art Commission 
Ofl&ce, Faneuil Hall 

[Stat. 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.] 

OFFICIALS 

Nelson W. Aldrich, Chairman 
, Secretary 

COMMISSIONERS* 

William B. Osgood, nominated by the Trustees of the Public Library of 
the City of Boston. Term expiring May 1, 1966. 

Margaret Fitzhtjgh Brom-ne, nominated by the Copley Society of Bos- 
ton. Term expiring May 1, 1967. 

Alice M. Walsh (nee Maginnis), nominated by the Museum of Fine 
Arts. Term expired May 1, 1968. 

Nelson W. Aldrich, nominated by the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. Term expiring May 1, 1969. 

Marvin Goody, nominated by the Boston Society of Architects. Term 
expiring May 1, 1970. 

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 < f the PubUc Library of the City of Boston, the Massachu- 
setts 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 Axi Commissioner from the list so 
submitted, to serve for five years. Whenever the term of a member of 
the commission expires, the Mayor appoints his successor from a list 
selected by the body which made the original selection, as aforesaid. 

No work of art can become the property cf 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 
contracts or orders for the execution of any painting, monument, statue, 

* The CommissionerB serve without compensation. 



52 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 

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

Sec. 9.] 
Henbt a. Scagnoli, Director of Administrative Services, ex officio, 

Chairmxin 

Chakles W. Sweeney, Director of Civil Defense, ex officio 

Robert E. York, Building Commissioner, ex officio 

Thomas J. Griffin, Fire Commissioner, ex officio 

John F. Flaherty, Public Works Commissioner, ex officio 

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

William H. Ohrenbergbr, Superintendent of Schools, ex officio 

Edmund L. McNamara, Police Commissioner, ex officio 

John T. Foley, M.D., Health Commissioner, ex officio 

Rush B. Lincoln, General Manager, Mass. Bay Transportation Authority, 

ex officio 
Lawrence W. Costello, Executive Secretary 

It is the duty of this Commission 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, third floor 
[stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 37; Stat. 1884, Chap. 123; Stat. 1903, Chap. 
279; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 5; Ord. 1900, Chap. 5; Ord. 1901, Chap. 
8; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 12; Ord. 1910, Chap. 1; Stat. 1911, Chap. 
89; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 155, 484; Stat. 1914, Chap. 198; Rev. Ord. 
1914, Chap. 5; Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 
87, 173, 294; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 93; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 93, 96, 
183, 552; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 283, 399; Stat. 1922, Chap. 6; Stat. 1924, 

* For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial 
munioipal 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 bis 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 

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 

Francis X. Cuddy, Commissioner of Assessing* 
David J. Saliba, Associate Commissioner of Assessing* 
Edmond J. DoNLAN, Associate Commissioner of Assessing* 

board of review 
John J. Riley, Jr., ex officio, Chairman^ 
Helen M. Sullivan, ex officio § 
Loms Levtne* 
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 
shall from time to time by a writing filed with the city clerk designate 
one of the associate commissioners of assessing as the associate com- 
missioner of assessing for motor vehicle exqises 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 appointments, 
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, 



54 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 
80 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 
Buch matters as may be specified in such designation. In the event of the 
absence, disability or vacancy in ofl&ce 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 tc serve ex oficio 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 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 application 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 excises, and in the case of an application 
for the abatement of a poll tax, the associate commissioner of assessing 
for poll taxes. 



AUDITING DEPARTMENT 



Office, 11 City HaU, fiirst 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.] 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 55 

John T. Leonard, City Auditor 

John F. Fitzpateick, Deputy City Auditor 

The office of Auditor was established by ordinance on August 2, 1824. 
Under provisions of Chapter 414 of the Acts of 1941, the office of City 
Auditor was placed under Civil Service on November 2, 1943, by a refer- 
endum vote of 60,139 to 12,409. 

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

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

The City Auditor is also Auditor of the County of Suffolk, Secretary of 
the Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds, a member of the Board of 
Trustees of the George Robert White Fund, a member of the Boston 
Retirement Board and a member of the Administrative Services Board. 
(Rev. Ord. 1961, Chaps. 3, 6.) 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 



Office, 901 City Hall Annex, ninth floor 

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

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

Technical Services. 
Frank J. Coughlin, Executive Secretary and Head of Office Services. 
Edmund J. Morgan, Supervisor of Construction and Safety Inspections. 
James T, Reid, Supervisor of Mechanical Inspections. 
, Supervisor 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 ground and signs less than one 
square foot in area, and flagpoles less than twenty feet in length. 

The Code authorizes the Commissioner to issue permits to erect, 
enlarge, alter, substantially repair, move, demolish or change the occu- 



56 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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. 

(Chapter 488, Acts of 1924, as amended — the Zoning Act.) 

Pursuant to Chapter 665, Acts of 1956, a new zoning code has been 
prepared and approved and became effective Dec. 31, 1964. Many 
important revisions of previous regulations are made in the new code, but 
it continues in effect, under new use districts and administrztive regula- 
tions, the general purposes of the superseded zoning act. 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 permitted in the 
district in which such building or premises is located. 

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 pubhc 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 w^ith 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 of 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- 
pHance 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, licenses 
for gasfitters now issued by the Gas Regulatory Board (Ch. 623, Acts 1962), 
the Board of Examiners, 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, Commis- 
sion 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 communicate with the Mayor or 
make any annual or other report, except through the Building Commis- 
sioner. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 



57 



Board of Appeal 
Office, 703 City Hall Annex, seventh floor 
* (Building Code: Statute 1938, Chapter 479, Section 117, as amended 
by Statute 1949, Chapter 201, Statute 1952, Chapter 212 and Ordinance 
1952, Chapter 6, and the Boston Zoning Code: Statute 1956, Chapter 665, 
Section 8). 

OFFICIALS 

Samuel J. Tomasello, Chairman 
Merton p. Ellis, Secretary 

THE BOARD 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



Samuel J. Tomasello . . 

James J. Boyle 

George W. Judkins 

Merton P. EUis 



John J. Grigalus. 



f Boston Society of Architects \ 

\Bo8ton Society of Civil Engineers / 

Building Trades Council of Boston and Vicinity . 

f Greater Boston Real Estate Board 1 

-^Massachusetts Association of Real Estates 

[ Boards J 

'Master Builders Association of Boston 

Building Trades Employers' Association of 

the City of Boston \- 

Associated General Contractors of Massa 
chusetts, Inc , 

Mayor's selection , 



May 1, 1968 
May 1, 1969 
May 1, 1970 

May 1, 1966 
May 1, 1967 



The Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor in the fol- 
lowing manner: One member from two candidates, one to be nominated 

by the Boston Real Estate Board and one by the Massachusetts Asso- 
ciation of Real Estate Boards; 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 candidates 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 $35 per diem for actual service, but 
not more than $4,200 in any one year for the aggregate services rendered 
by him under building code and zoning law. 

** Any applicant for a permit from the Building Commissioner whose 
application has been refused in re Building Law may appeal therefrom 
within 90 days, and any applicant whose application has been refused in re 
Zoning Code may appeal therefrom within 45 days, and a person who 
has been ordered to incur expense may within thirty days after receiving 



58 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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. AH cases of appeal are settled by the 
Board after a hearing, and a decision rendered on same open for public 
inspection. 

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 

John Guakino, Chairman 

Edwina S. Cabty, Permanent Secretary 

THE BOARD 

John Guarino Term expiring May 1, 1966 

Carmen Jiustino Term expiring May 1, 1967 

Talk Nathan Term expiring May 1, 1968 

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 quaUfications 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 serv- 
ice by said members is established at fifteen dollars a day, the yearly 
salary not to exceed fifteen hundred dollars. 

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

Committee on Licenses 

Office, 901 City Hall Annex 

[Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, §25; Stat. 1959, Chap. 203, § 2; Ord. 1961, Chap. 9, § 11. ] 

committee 

Robert E. York, Building Commissioner, ex officio 
Thomas F. Cartt, Traffic and Parking Commissioner, ex officio 
Thomas J. Griffin, Fire Commissioner, ex officio 
Harold J. Coaklby, Secretary 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 



59 



The Committee on Licenses is in the Building Department. This com- 
mittee shall 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; Stat. 1963, Chap. 622] 

OFFICIALS 

John Codman, Chairman 
Cabmen DiStefano, Vice Chairman 
Frank J. Coughlin, Secretary 

THE commission 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



Ralph G. Boyd 

John Codman 

Carmen DiStefano .... 
Harriet Ropes Cabot. . 

Joseph L. Eldredge. . . . 



Beacon Hill Civic Association, Inc 

Greater Boston Real Estate Board 

Boston Society of Architects 

Society for the Preservation of New England 
Antiquities 

Mayor's Selection 



May 1, 1966 
May 1, 1967 
May 1, 1968 

May 1, 1969 
May 1, 1970 



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 as 
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; 



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-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 Une 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 Une of Charles street. 

Under Stat. 1963, Chap. 6^'2, the Historic Beacon Hill District as defined 
. in the two previous paragraphs was further enlarged and extended in area 
as follows: 

Section IB. The Historic Beacon Hill District, created by section one 
and enlarged and extended by section one A, is hereby further enlarged 
and extended to include an area contiguous thereto bounded as follows: 
— southerly by Myrtle street, including, however, the estates numbered 
twenty-six to eighty-eight, inclusive, and ninety-eight to one hundred 
and thirty-six, inclusive, on Myrtle street; westerly by Myrtle street; 
southerly by Revere street; westerly by the alley located to the rear of 
the estates numbered one hundred and thirty to one hundred and forty 
Charles street; northerly by the northerly boundary line of the estate 
numbered one hjandred and forty Charles street, and by said boundary 
line extended diagonally in an easterly direction across Charles Street 
to Putnam avenue; northerly by Putnam avenue; westerly by West 
Cedar street; northerly by Phillips street; easterly by the rear property 
lines of the estates numbered seventy-nine to sixty-one West Cedar street; 
northerly and westerly by the northerly property lines of the estates 
located at the northerly ends of Bellingham place. Sentry Hill place and 
Goodwin place, and the northerly sideline of the estate numbered thirty- 
seven Grove street, easterly by Grove street; northerly by Revere street; 
easterly by Irving street; but including the estates located on Rollins 
place. 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 61 

Section IC. The Historic Beacon Hill District, created by section one 
and enlarged and extended by sections one A and one B, is hereby further 
enlarged and extended to include an area contiguous thereto bounded as 
follows: — northerly by a line parallel to and forty feet distant southerly 
from the southerly sideline of Cambridge street: easterly by Bowdoin 
street; southerly by Derne and Myrtle streets; westerly by Irving street; 
generally southerly by the northerly, easterly and westerly boundaries of 
the area defined in section one B; southerly by Revere street; westerly and 
northerly by Embankment road; and northerly by Charles street circle;, 
and including the estates located at 131 and 141 Cambridge street and- 
2-16 Lynde street. 

Nothing contained in this act shall apply to the construction, repair, 
alteration, demolition or reconstruction of any building by Suffolk Uni- 
versity on Hancock, Derne or Temple streets. 

Section 7A. Signs — No permit to erect a sign, marquee, awning or 
other exterior architectural feature protruding from any structure in the 
Historic Beacon Hill District shall be issued by the public improvement 
commission of the city of Boston, or by any other agency now or hereafter 
authorized to issue such permits, unless the application for such permit 
shall be accompanied by a certificate of appropriateness issued under 
section seven. 

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 ts^pe 
of all windows, doors, lights, signs and other fixtures appurtenant to such 
portion". 

The members of the Commission are appointed 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. 



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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.] 

Boston Zoning Code, Adopted March 29, 1963; Filed with Clerk of Senate 
April 1, 1963; To become effective December 31, 1964 

OFFICIALS 

Albert V. Colman, Chairman 

, Vice Chairman 

Raphaela Di Pietro, Acting Secretary 
Thomas E. McCormick, Engineer 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



Charles F. Spillane. 
Richard B. Fowler. 
Albert V. Colman. . 
Alexander J. Bone . 
Elliott Henderson . . 
Theodore W. Paul . 
Eldridge W. Buffum 

Alfred Gross 

Stanley Underbill . . 
Frederick J. ShepardJr. 
Matthew W. Bullock 



Greater Boston Massachusetts Labor Council 

Greater Boston Real Estate Board 

Mayor's Selection 

Boston Society of Civil Engineers 

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 

Massachusetts Motor Truck Association, Inc . 

Mayor's Selection 

Master BuUders' Association of Boston 

Boston Society of Landscape Architects 

Associated Industries of Massachusetts 

Mayor's Selection 



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



1967- 
1967 
196T 
1967 
1967 
1967 
1967 
1967 
1967 
1967 
1968 



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 by 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 
years and the commissioners serve without compensation. 



CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT 63 

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- 
cilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools, 
parks and other pubUc 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. 



CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT 



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.] 
Joseph M. Dunlea, City Clerk 
Frederic J. O'Donnbll, 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 licenses and badges to minors when 
so directed by the City Council, and performs other duties imposed by 
statute. 

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

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



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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, suppUes, materials, or funds by way of gift, grant, or loan for pur- 
poses of civil defense, offered by the federal government or any agency or 
cflScer 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. 



ELECTION DEPARTMENT 65 

authorized to go to aid another city or town at the request of said city 
or town in the suppression of riots or other forms of violence therein. 

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

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



ELECTION DEPARTMENT 



Office, 111 City Hall Annex, first floor 
[Stat. 1906, Chap. 311; Stat. 1907, Chap. 560, § 78; Rev. Ord. 1898, 
Chap. 15; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 16; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 53-61; 
Stat. 1910, Chap. 620; 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 
George H. Greene, Chairman 
Maurice L. Smith, Secretary 

commissioners 
George H. Greene Term ending April 1, 1966 

Gertrude A. Pfau Term ending April 1, 1967 

Max Feld Term ending April 1, 1968 

Maurice L. Smith Term ending April 1, 1969 

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. 



66 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

POLICE LISTING BOARD 

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



OflBce, 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. Gkiffin, Fire Commissioner. Term ending May 1, 1966. 

William D. Slatteky, Senior Administrative Assistant of the Department 

William A. Terrenzi, Chief of Department 

John E. Clougherty, Assistant Fire Chief in Charge of Fire Preven- 
tion Division 

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

James J. Flanagan, Temp. Assistant Fire Chief in Charge of Personnel 
and Training 

Richard A. Ash, Deputy Fire Chief 

John J. Breen, Deputy Fire Chief 

Frederick P. Clauss, Deputy Fire Chief 

John J. Crehan, Deputy Fire Chief 

Joseph F. Kilduff, Deputy Fire Chief 

John J. O'Mara, Deputy Fire Chief 

John J. Ryan, Deputy Fire Chief 

Albert L. O'Banion 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 Senior Administrative Assistant, 1 Chief of Department, 
3 Assistant Fire Chiefs, 8 Deputy Chiefs, 45 District Chiefs, 3 Chaplains, 
1 Superintendent of Fire Alarm, 1 Superintendent of Maintenance, 1 Medi- 
cal Examiner, 1 Engineer of Motor Vehicles, 87 Captains, 221 Lieutenants, 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 67 

1,491 Engineers, Apparatus Operators, Masters, Aides, Fire Fighters, 37 
Clerks, 28 Fire Alarm Operators, and 116 Mechanics, Painters, Linemen, 
Repairers, Electricians, Workmen, and other employees. 

Total oflficers, engineers, privates and employees, 2,026. 

There are 43 fire stations, a fire alarm branch with 71 employees, oper- 
ating 2,220 signal boxes. Annual reports have been published since 1838. 

Weekly salaries of assistant fire chiefs, $220.30; deputy chiefs, $169.15- 
$215.35; district chiefs, $159.80-$202.70; fire captains, $141.35-$179.45; 
fire lieutenants, $122.95-$155.95; fire fighters, $105.60-$133.80. 

BOSTON firemen's RELIEF PUHD 

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., Health Commissioner* 

Health Division 

DIRECTORS 

Leo E. Diamond, Senior Administrative Assistant. 
John T. Foley, M.D., Director of Medical Services. 
John B. Lynch, M.D., Director of Local Health Services. 
Francis W. Gens, B.S., Director of Environmental Sanitation. 

* For a term ezpirine on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial 
municipal election at whioh a Mayor ia elected. 



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OTHEK SUPERVISING OFFICERS 

Catharine Atwood, Head Bacteriologist, Bureau of Laboratory Services. 

Frank P. Henry, Principal Environmental Sanitation Inspector. 

Katherine E. Fitzgerald, Director of Public Health Education. 

CosTAS Verros, D.M.D., Director of Dental Service. 

Henry Mazer, Chief, Bureau of Milk and Chemistry. 

Daniel G. Milano, Principal Environmental Sanitation Inspector. 

Virginia G. Fitzgerald, R.N., Director of Public Health Nurses. 

The first Board of Health in Boston was estabUshed in 1799, under the 
special statute of February 13, 1799. It was aboUshed by the first City 
Charter and from 1822 to 1873 its functions were exercised through 
the City Coimcil. 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 
— — M.D., Vice Chairman 



the board 

Thomas C. Healey 
Laura C. Hodgkinson 
Roy J. Heffernan, M.D. 
Paul E. Landry 
George P. Condakes 
Robert G. Hill, D.D.S. 
Albert A. Hornor, M.D. 
John J. McNamara 



Term ending May 1 
Term ending May 1 
Term ending May 1 
Term ending May 1 
Term ending May 1 
Term ending May 1 
Term ending May 1 
Term ending May 1 



1963 
1964 
1962 
1962 
1963 
1963 
1964 
1964 



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



HEALTH DEPARTMENT 69 

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 
OflBce, 704 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.] 

WHiLiAM J Kane, City Registrar 

Maby E. Manning, First Assistant City Registrar 

Helen T. Collins, Assistant City Registrar. 

Makgaret M. Barry, Assistant City Registrar. 

The City Registrar keeps the records of births, deaths and marriages, 
issues certificates of the same and marriage Ucenses, 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 (estabUshed July 6, 1875) 
were abolished, and the duties of the Record Commissioners, including 
the pubhcation 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. 



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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 bu3dng 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 complying 
and shall test, adjust, seal or condemn in accordance with the results of 
tests made, the weighing and measuring devices of said persons. In addi- 
tion 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 exam- 
ination of coal for quahty and the inspection of certain containers as to 
size, shape and dimensions. The division must investigate all complaints 
registered with the department and, when the evidence warrants, shall 
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, Jk., President 
Thomas J. Gibun, D.M.D., Secretary 



TRUSTEES 



Thomas J. Giblin, D.M.D. 
Louis J. Guaragna 
William H. Ellis, Jr. 
Louis P. Smith 
Richard Cardinal Gushing 



Term ending May 1, 1964 
Term ending May 1, 1965 
Term ending May 1, 1966 
Term endmg May 1, 1967 
Term ending May 1, 1968 



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 ReUef Station. 

* The Trustees serve without compenaation. 



LAW DEPARTMENT 71 

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 cr devised to said hospital corporation to 
an amount not exceeding $10,000,000. 

HOSPITAL OFFICERS 

James V. Sacchetti, M.D. — Acting Director of Hospitals and Acting 

Superintendent of The Boston City Hospital. Office at the Hospital. 
Deputy Superintendents: 

James V. Sacchetti, M.D., Surgical Services 

Leon R. Lezer, M.D., Medical Services 

Leon Taubenhatjs, M.D. — Ambulatory Services 

Margaret B. Welch, R.N., Nursing Service and Education 

Joseph P. Lallt, Finance 

Harold J. Buckley — Physical Facilities 

James G. Walsh, General Services 

Alice M. Lyons, Personnel 

Jean W. Blake, Volunteer Services 

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

LONG island division 

Superintendent 



LAW DEPARTMENT 



Office, 11 Beacon Street 
[Ord. 1904, Chap. 23; Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 17.] 
Arthur G. Coffey, Corporation Counsel 
Arthur M. Blasi, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Edward J. Boyle, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Victor Brogna, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Pa,ul J. Burns, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Frederick M. Donovan, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Leo J. DoOLEY, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Edward J. Duffy, Jr., Assistant Corporation Counsel 
J. Edward Keepe, Jr., Assistant Corporation Counsel 
John J. Kerrigan, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
William A. McDermott, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Mario Misci, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Lawrence J. Moore, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Louis K. Nathanson, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
William E. O'Brien, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Patrick J. O'Connell, Assistant Corporation Counsel 



72 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Gerabd a. Powers, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Thomas J. Roche, Assistajit Corporation Counsel 
AsHBLEN P. Sexopoulos, Assi-stant Corporation Counsel 
Theodore R. Stanley, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
PArL R. Tiernet, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Robert H. Tobin, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
R. Gatnor Wellings, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Enoch OD Woodhouse, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Thomas L. McCormack, Workmen's Compensation Agent 

The office of Attorney and Solicitor was established in 1827, which was 
superseded by the office of City Solicitor in 1866. A further office of 
Corporation Counsel was created in 1881. The office of City SoUcitor was 
abolished and the department placed under the sole charge of the Cor- 
poration Counsel in 1904. 

The Law Department consists of a Corporation Counsel, twenty-five 
assistant corporation counsel, a workmen's compensation agent, and 
fortj' other employees, including the staff of the Administrative, Coim- 
selling and JMiscellaneous Litigation, General Trial, Collection and Work- 
men's Compensation Divisions of the Law Department. 

The Law Department has general charge of the legal work of the city, 
represents the city in all htigation 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- 
clcsures, prepares and approves all municipal contracts and bonds, 
fiirnishes 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 Literstate Commerce Commission, Civil 
Aeronautics Board and other federal agencies, the Appellate Tax Board, 
Industrial Accident Board, and the Department of Pubhc 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.] 

OFFICIALS 

AugtjSTIn H. Parker, President 
Lenahan O'Connell, Vice President 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 73 

Philip J. McNitf, Director, and Librarian 
Elizabeth B. Beockpnier, Clerk 

TEUSTEES * 

Lenahan 0'Co^'NXLL Term ending May 1, 1966 

Ed"wabd G. Mcbhat Term ending May 1, 1967 

Ebttin D. Caxham Term ending May 1, 1968 

SiDNET R. Ba:bb Term ending May 1. 1969 

AuGrsTTN' H. Paekee, Je. Term ending May 1, 1970 

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 S1,000,000. This amoimt 
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, 1S52. 

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 libeaet system 

The Ubrary sj-stem consists of the Central Library in Copley square, 
the Eirstein Business Branch in the Edward Kirstein Memorial Library 
Building at 20 City Hall avenue, twenty-sis 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 hbrary system are the following: 
Director's Office 

Division of Home Reading and Community Services 
Division of Reference and Research Services 
Division of Library Operations 
Division of Loformation 
Division of Personnel 

* The Trustees serve withoat oompaisauoa. 



74 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

director's office 
The general administration of the Ubrary system as a whole is centered 
in the Director's OflBce, 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 OF 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 are 
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 Ubrary 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, 25 Parmenter 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 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 75 

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 

Roxhury: 

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 Roxhury: 
Roslindale, 4238 Washington street 
West Roxbury, 1961 Centre street 

DIVISION OF EEFERENCE 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 ia 
designated as the Division of Reference and Research Services. Within 
this division there are closed departments and public departments. 

The closed departments are: 

1. Cataloging and Classification Department 

2. Book Selection Department 

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

GENERAL REFERENCE SERVICES 

1. General Reference Department, and Public Catalog 

2. Periodical and Newspaper Department 

3. Maps Department 

THE ARTS 

4. Music Department 

6. Fine Arts Department 

6. Picture Collection Department 



76 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

THE HTJMANITIES 

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. Kirstein 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 LIBRABT 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 oflSce the work of the Information 
Ofl&ce and the Exhibits Office. 

DIVISION OP 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. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 77 

Special Activities 

In addition to the regular activities of the various departments, th& 
Library carries on programs in its lecture hall. 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 Chil- 
dren's Section, Open Shelf Department, 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 through out the system: (Book) 
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 Library, 1964 . . $3,891,100.00 

For purchase of books and library materials . . . 378,000 . 00 

Books lent to borrowers, 1964 3,225,162 

Employees, January 1, 1965: 

Full-time 532 

Part-time, in terms of full-time equivalents ... 73 . 5 

Number of volumes, January 1, 1965 2,278,121 

Tnist Funds, approximate value, January 1, 1965 . . $8,275,190.58 

HOURS OF 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 I to September 30; 
closed Sunday. 

Kirstein Business Branch: 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 
June 1 to September 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday. 

Branch Libraries (except eight 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, Orient Heights and South End): 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 n., Monday through Friday; 9:00 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 Saturday 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. 
Jime 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. 



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PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 



Office, 33 Beacon Street. 
IStat. 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 
William J. DEvrNE,* Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, Chairman. 
Frederick A. Meagher, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. 

Term ending May 1, 1969. 
Harry J. Blake, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. Term 

ending May 1, 1966. 
O. Philip Snow den, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. 

Term ending May 1, 1968. 
James P. Sullivan, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. 

Term ending May 1, 1967. 

officials 
William J. Devine, Commissioner 

Arthur J. O'Keefe, Executive Secretary 

Daniel J. Byrne, Jr., Chief Engineer 

Patrick J. Ryan, Director of Recreation 

Arthur A. English, General Superintendent 

John J. Butler, Superintendent of Parks 

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 be- 
came the Parks and Recreation Department. The four Associate Com- 
missioners serve without compensation. 

Parks and Parkways with Location, Area and Year Acquired. 

main park system 

Acres 

zArborway, Prince street to Franklin Park, 1892 . . . 17.38 

fArnold 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 next biennial 
municipal election at which a Mayor is elected. 

z The roadway portions of these areas have been transferred to the Metropolitan Dis- 
trict Commission on October 30, 1956 under Stat. 1956. Chap. 581. 

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



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 79 

AoreB 
zBack Bay Fens, Beacon street to Brookline avenue, 1877 . 113.19 

JBoston Common, Tremont to Park street. Beacon, Charles 

and Boylston streets, 1634 48.40 

Commonwealth avenue, Arlington street to Kenmore street, 

1894-1905 32.00 

Franklin Park (1833-84) Blue Hill avenue, American Legion 
Highway, Forest Hills street, Walnut avenue, Columbus 

avenue and Seaver street .... ... 429.00 

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 . 28 . 22 

West Roxbury Parkway, from Centre street, near Arboretum, 
to the Metropolitan District Commission Parkway, 1894. 
Roadway under care and control of M. D. C. . . 61 . 79 



Total Acres, Main Park System 1,157.23 



MARINE PARK SYSTEM 



Columbus Park 57.00 

L Street Beach 30.00 



Total Acres, Marine Park System . . . . 87.00 



MISCELIANEOUS PARKS 

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

streets, RosUndale, 1919 . . . . . . 0.78 

Chestnut Hill Park, Beacon street and Commonwealth ave- 
nue, Brighton, 1898-1902 33.50 

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

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

z The roadway portions of these areas have been transferred to the Metropolitan Di»> 
trict Commission on October 30, 1956 under Stat. 1956, Chap. 581. 



80 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Acres 
Chiswick road, Commonwealth avenue, Sidlaw road, Brighton, 

1949 0.6a 

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

End, 1893 0.60 

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

Cummings Memorial Park, located partially in Woburn and 

BurUngton, 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, 

1891-1925 31.47 

Freeport Street (Malloch'sJ 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, 

AUston, 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 street and Monsignor Reynolds Way, South 

End, 1945 0.32 

Total Area, Miscellaneous Parks 343 . 94 

Playgkoxjnds and Play Areas, with Location, Abea, and Year 

acquieed 

Almont Street Playground, Mattapan, 1924 . . . . 17 . 81 

Alsen, Carl Henry Playground, Victory road at Park street, 

Dorchester, 1916-1943 4.27 

Amatucci, Priv. Joseph Playground, East Glenwood and 

Hyde Park avenues, Hyde Park, 195'8 0.47 

American Legion Playground, Condor and Glendon streets. 

East Boston, 1924 3.38 

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

river, Charlestown, 1897 5.72 

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

BiUings Field, La Grange and Bellevue streets. West Roxbury, 

1896 10.83 

* Named for U. S. servicemen killed in World War No. 1. 
X Named for U. S. servicemen killed in World War No. 2. 
} Note. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 81 

Acres 

fBoston Common, Charles Street side ..... 3 50 

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

Bruce Street, West Roxbury, 1945 (undeveleoped) . . . . 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 . . . . 05 

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 4.95 

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

street, Brighton, 1898 9.44 

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

{Charter Street Playground, Charter street and Greenough 

Lane, North End, 1940 0.23 

Columbus Park, South Boston 57.00 

*Connolly, John J. Playground, Marcella and Highland streets, 

Roxbury, 1903 6.10 

*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 

*JDeFilippo, Private John Playground (Snow Hill street), 

North End, 1937 1.13 

*Doherty, John A. Playground, Dorchester and Geneva 

avenues, 1897 1.47 

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

Medford streets, Charlestown Heights, 1891 . . . 4.30 

tDorchester Park, Dorchester avenue and Richmond street, 

1891 5.40 

Douglass Court Play Area, North 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 Memorial Stadium, Porter street. East Boston, 

1954 17.67 

* Named for U. 8. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 

I Playgrounds located in parks, and included in areas of parks. 
Children's playground. 
X Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2. 



82 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

AoraB 
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 HUl and Talbot avenues, Dorchester, 

1892 45.59 

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 5.33 

Gibson, Christopher, Playground, Dorchester and Geneva 

avenues, 1897 4.34 

Hannon, Mary Playground, Howard avenue and Folsom 

street, Dorchester, 1940-1945 1.69 

Hanson Street Play Area, Hanson street. South End, 1957 . 0.07 
Harrison avenue, 624-634, South End Play Area (1950) . . 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 
Holy oke Street Play Area, South End, 1951 . 0.04 
Howes, Gertrude Playground, Winthrop, Fairland and More- 
land streets, Roxbury, 1930 1 . 88 

Hynes, 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 

King Street Play Area, Roxbury, 1943 0.32 

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

1958 0.09 

Lee, Major Christopher F. Playground, First street at M 

street. South Boston, 1897 5.20 

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

• Named for U. S. servioeman killed in World War No. 1. 

t Children's playground 

t Playgrounds located in parka, and included in areas of park a. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 83 

Aorea 

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

Lowell School Site, Centre and Mozart streets, Roxbury, 1959 0.81 
JMcCarthy, Leo F. Playground, Mead and Ludlow streets, 

Charlestown, 1938 . 0.28 

*c IIMcConnell Park (including Comer Ford Field), 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, Roxbm-y, 1912 11.54 

•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 

Plain, 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 

O'Day, Thomas F. Playground, Pembroke street, near Tremont 

street, 1960 . 0.87 

fOlmsted Park, Jamaicaway, 1890 3.00 

jParis Street Playground, East Boston, 1912 . . . 1.27 
P'arkman, 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 

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

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

Plympton Street Play Area, South End, 1926 . . . . a0.09 
Polcari, Capt. Louis Playground, North Bennet and Prince 

streets, North End, 1897 0.40 

Poplar and Hillside Streets, Roslindale, 195] . . . . 0.44 

Portsmouth Street Playground, Brighton, 1912 . . . 4.29 

Quincy and Stanley Streets, Dorchester, 1955 . . . . 0.38 
ReadviEe Playground, Milton and Readville streets, Hyde 

Park 1924 5.03 

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

1925 0.76 

* 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. 

II 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. 

A Acquired by gift. 

The playground area named Comerford Field, July 1960. 



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Acres 
tRinger, Stanley A. Playground, 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 

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, 

Charlestown (land and flats), 1891 12.38 

Ryan, Robert,, Play Area, Harborview street at Dorchester 

Avenue, Dorchester, 1960 0.64 

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 . . . . 48 

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

Boston, 1909 0.47 

Thetford Avenue and Evans Street, Dorchester . . . 0.66 

Thornton Street, Roxbury— No, 134 (undeveloped), 1941 . 0.06 

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 



▲ Aquired by gift. 

♦ Named for U. 8. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 

{ 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 parka. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 85 

Aerea 

*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 
JWest 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 116 Playgrounds and Play Areas (Acres), 71 8 . 33 
Area of 9 Playgrounds in Parks (Acres) . . . . 41.96 
Area of the 109 Separate Playgrounds (Acres) . . . 676.37 

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 
Curtis Hall, Jamaica Plain 
Hyde Park Municipal Building 
J. J. WilUams Building, South End 
Lexington Street, Charlestown 
North Bennet Street, North End 
Paris Street, East Boston 
Roslindale Municipal Building 
South Boston Municipal Building 
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) 

* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 
XX Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2. Congressional medal of 
honor. 

t Children's playground. 



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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 
Roslindale Municipal Building 
South Boston Municipal Building 
Tobin, Maurice J. Memorial Building 
Tyler Street, South End 
Vine Street, Roxbury 
Williams, John J. Building, South End 

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

citt proper 

Square Feet 

Blackstone Square, Washington street, between West Brookline 

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 

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 

Angell Memorial Plaza 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 street and Symphony 

road 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 428,126 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 87 

Square Feet 
BOXBURY 

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

streets 2,650 

Elm Hill Park, off 550 Warren street 6,920 

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

Tremont and Francis streets 1,662 

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

Harold streets 110,040 

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

streets 2,416 

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

JosUn Park, Deaconess road and Brookhne avenue . . . 13,500 

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

Linwood Park, Centre and Linwood streets 3,625 

Madison Park, Sterling, Marble, Warwick and Westminster 

streets 122,191 

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

PubUc 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 

Brighton Square, Chestnut HUl 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 

PubUc Ground, Cambridge and Henshaw streets . . . 1,434 
llWilUam Boyden Park, Commonwealth avenue at Lake Street 

Extension — 

Total 49,914 

CHARLBSTOWN 

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 

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



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Square Feet 
DORCHESTEB 

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 

EAST BOSTON 

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

streets 30,000 

40,310 

4,396 

12,284 

11,628 



Central Square, Meridian and Border streets 
Maverick Square, Sumner and Maverick streets . 
Prescott Square, Trenton, Eagle and Prescott streets 
Putnam Square, Putnam, White and Trenton streets 



Total 98,618 

HTDB 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 CampbeU, Square, Beacon street and 

Metropolitan avenue 220 

Total 1,800 

SOUTH BOSTON 

Independence Square, Broadway, Second, M and N streets . 279,218 
* Named for U. S. servioeman killed in World War No. 1. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 89 

Square Feet 
Lincoln Square, Emerson, Fourth and M streets . . , . 9,510 

Thomas Park, Telegraph Hill (Dorchester Heights) . . . 190,000 

Total 478,728 

WEST ROXBURT 

Duffie, Arthur, Square, Clement avenue. West Roxbury . 2,200 
*Gu8tav Emmet Square, S. Conway, S. Fairview and Robert 

streets 750 

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

Oakview Terrace, off Centre street 6,287 

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 
63.89 Acres. 

EKCAPITTJLATION 

AoreB 
Parks and Parkways: 

Main Park System 1,161.41 

Marine Park System . . 311.91 

Miscellaneous Parks 343 . 94 

Playgrounds (separate) 638.95 

Public Grounds, Squares, etc 53 . 83 

Grand total (acres) 2,610.04 

Monuments and Memorials Belonging to City, 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 Ellery Channing, Public Garden . 1903 Herbert Adams 

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

Declaration of Independence Tablet, T. Alice Kitson 

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 

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



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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 Band- 
stand, 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, Cen- 
tre and South Sts., Jamaica Plain 1871 W. W. Lummis 

George Robert White Memorial, PubUc 

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 Gbounds. 

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 

WilUam Lloyd Garrison, Commonwealth 

Ave 1886 Olin L. Warner 

General John Glover, Commonwealth Ave. 1875 Martin Milmore 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 91 

Edward Everett Hale, Public Garden 1913 Bela L. Pratt 

Alexander Hamilton, Commonwealth Ave. 1865 William Rimmer 

WendeU PhiUips, Public Garden 1915 Daniel C. French 

Josiah Quincy, City HaU 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, **Franldin 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 OflBice 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. 

One fountain on each of the following locations: — 

Blackstone, FrankUn, 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. 
Brookline avenue, over Muddy River. 
Berners street Foot Bridge, over Muddy River. 
Bernera 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 
Ellicott Arch, carrying Circuit Drive over walk at EUicottdale. 



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Forest Hills, carrjdng entrance to Franklin Park over traffic 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 Estab- 

Feet lished 

Bennington Street, East Boston 157,500 1838 

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

Central, Boston Common, City . .... 60,693 1756 

Copp'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 

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

Market Street, Brighton 18,072 1764 

Mount Hope, Walk HiU, Paine and Canterbury streets, 

125 acres and 14,330 square feet 1851 

Phipps Street, Charlestown 76,740 1630 

^outh End South, Washington street, near East Newton 

street, City 64,670 1810 

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

Walter Street, West Roxbury 35,100 1711 

TfesferZi/, Centre street. West Roxbury. . . . . 39,450 1683 



CITT 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 
JFairview Cemetery, Hyde Park. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



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PENAL 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 pro- 
vided 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. Shepard, 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 67.5 acres. The institution dates from 1895 and now includes land 
and buildings valued at $2,221,600; land appraised at $448,900, and build- 
ings at $1,722,700. 



POLIGE 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; Stat. 1964, Chap. 739.) 

Edmund L. McNamara, Police Commissioner 

William A. Bradley, Deputy Superintendent-Administrative Assistant 

BuEBAtj Chiefs 
Superintendent Herbert F. MuUoney 
Superintendent William J. Taylor 
Superintendent John T. Howland 

For administrative and operational purposes the department is divided 
into three major bureaus designated as the Bureau of Field Operations 
which includes Patrol Divisions A and B, Traffic Division and Criminal 
Investigation Division; the Bureau of General Services which includes 
Central Services Division, Records and Communications Division and 
Personnel and Training Division; and the Bureau of Inspectional Services 
which includes Internal Inspection Division, Intelligence Division and 
Planning and Research Division. 



94 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

The city is divided into fourteen Police Districts each of which is a 
police building containing facilities for command officers and a force of 
men. The personnel assigned to police districts are supplemented by 
personnel assigned to a permanent Tactical Patrol Force, a Canine Corps 
and a Special Service Squad, which may be deployed into any high crime 
incidence area of the city to aid in the prevention of crime or the appre- 
hension of criminals, or to an area of the city in which any emergency arises. 

The Criminal Investigation Division is the central detective agency of 
the department and is located in the Headquarters building. It consists 
of the following major sub-divisions: Crimes Against Persons Section; 
Crimes Against Property Section; General Investigation Section; Vice 
Control Section; Juvenile Aid Section and Identification Section. Within 
these Sections is found the following special investigating squards: stolen 
automobiles, banking, express thieves, homicide, hotels, lost and stolen 
property, narcotics, obscene literature, pawnbrokers, including junk-shop 
keepers and dealers in second-hand articles, pickpockets, domestic relations, 
retail stores and robbery. In addition to criminal identification through 
fingerprinting and photographs, a ballistic unit and crime laboratory are 
maintained. 

The criminal identification unit has continued to prove of great value 
and stands in favorable comparison with similar units of the most ad- 
vanced departments. 

This Division also handles cases of fugitives from justice and conducts 
hundreds of investigations during the course of a year for various poUce 
departments throughout the United States and foreign countries. Further, 
it cooperates in every way possible with outside police departments in the 
investigation of crime and prosecution of criminals. Supervision of the 
daily line-up of all persons arrested for serious offenses is conducted by this 
Division. 

Advancement and changes are constantly being made to maintain efl5- 
ciency of the various sections of the Criminal Investigation Division. To 
bring about this efficiency of service, equipment of the Division is continu- 
ally being augmented by addition of modern identification apparatus 
which now includes a Polygraphor Lie Detector. 

The Traffic Division is located in the PoUce Building, 229 Milk Street. 
Its commanding officer is responsible for proper regulation of traffic 
conditions and for the safety of the public using the highways from 8 A.M. 
to 12 o'clock midnight, within the intown section of the city. 

The Records-Communications Division, also located in the Headquarters 
building, consists of the Central Records Section and Central Complaint 
Section. Un the Central Records Section there is maintained files of 
criminals' records, individual compilations of criminal activities of known 
criminals, indices of persons wanted for crime on warrants and summonses, 
reports of all felonies committed within the city and all reports of in- 
vestigation of these felonies, indices of persons holding licenses granted 
by the Police Commissioner and missing persons. Warrants and sum- 
monses are also handled by this Section, as well as records incurred through 
the non-criminal parking violation enforcement. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 95 

In the Central Complaint Section all complaints received by the depart- 
ment are recorded on pre-numbered-pre-punched and time-stamped 
complaint message cards to insure central control over such complaints 
resulting in immediate response to requests for police assistance. This 
section also maintains the department radio station "KCA860" which 
has two base transmitters located at Police Headquarters and in the 
new Courthouse Building, Pemberton Square; and a relay station o^ 
Bellevue Hill, West Roxbury, 

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

The Boston Police Department is completely equipped with the most 
modern two-way radio. There are 207 police cars, 4 police boats, and 31 
combination patrol wagons and ambulances, equipped with two-way 
radio telephone. Police automobiles and combination patrol wagons and 
ambulances with two-way radio are moving through all parts of the city 
day and night. Any part of the city may be reached by a police radio car or 
patrol wagon-ambulance 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 Data Processing Unit supplies the department with statistical 
information necessary for fficient operations and deployment of personnel 
as well as information needed for the monthly and annual returns of 
crime statistics required under uniform crime reporting procedures. 

The Central Services Division is charged with the supervision and care of 
all police buildings. Orders for building maintenance, repair work, plumb- 
ing, steamfitting, etc., are issued by this Division. The Automotive 
Maintenance Section is also a responsibility of this Division. 

The processing of thousands of hackney carriage licenses as well as other 
licenses issued by the Police Commissioner as well as the auditing of all 
cash receipts for licenses and other services is under the supervision of 
this Division. 

The Property Clerk's office of the Central Services Division 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 liquor and gaming implements which come into 
possession of the Department. Orders for supplies, uniforms and equip- 
ment are issued by this ofl&ce. 

The Commissioner appoints a Harbor Master and assistants from the 
police force. The following patrol boats are used in this service: the 
"William H. Pierce" and the "William H. McShane, " boat 38-foot crafts; 



96 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

the "Protector" a 63 foot Sea and air rescue craft; and the new "John F. 
Kennedy" a 38 foot Bertram Cruiser. 

The Police Departm"ent is responsible for the annual hsting of all resi- 
dents within the city 20 years of age or over. 

On January 1, 1965, the police force numbered 2,572. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 



511 City Hall Annex 

John F. Flahertt, Commissioner * 

The Public Works Department was created in 1911 under the provision* 
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 Ordinances 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 lighting, 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. 

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. 

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



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 97 

Highway Division 

501 City Hall Annex 

Charles M. Martell, Division Engineer 

This Division has charge of the construction and maintenance of all 
public streets, street cleaning and flushing by 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 

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 
Frederick L. Garvin, Division Engineer 
This Division performs engineering services for the Divisions of the 
Public Works Department and other City departments. 

Water Division 

607 City Hall Annex 

Edward J. Pinkul, Division Engineer 

This Division has the control, care, and maintenance of all pipes and 
appurtenances for supplying wholesome water to the City. Its source of 
supply is the MetropoUtan District Commission which charges one 
hundred twenty (120.00) per million gallons of water to its members. 



98 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Boston's requirements were 122,133,200 gallons per day in 1963, or 181 
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 

John F. Flaherty, Commissioner of Public Works, ex officio, Chairman 

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

Chairman 
Thomas F. Carty, Commissioner of Traffic and Parking, ex officio 
Michael J. Corrao, Secretary 

The Public Improvement Commission was established 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 public 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 Public 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, 
signs, and similar uses of the public ways. 

The administration functions include the processing of petitions, arrang- 
ing public 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 public highways, 
erection of poles, signs, etc. 



REAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 



Office, City Hall Annex, Room 809 
[Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 22.] 

[St. 1943, c. 434, as amended by St. 1945, c. 433; St. 1949, c. 317; St. 1950, 
c. 318; St. 1951, c. 159; St. 1952, c. 196; St. 1961, c. 314. See also 
St. 1962, c. 762, s. 4; St. 1946, c. 474, as amended by St. 1948, c. 612 
St. 1950, c. 316; St. 1951, c. 625; St. 1951, c. 734; St. 1955, c. 450 
St. 1958, c. 273; St. 1960, c. 413; St. 1962, c. 338; St. 1963, c. 263 
St. 1964 c. 567. 
See also G. L. c. 40, s. 22B, 22C, 22E.] 



RETIREMENT BOARD, BOSTON 



99 



REAL PROPERTY BOARD 

James J. Sullivan, Jr., Commissioner of Real Property, Chairman* 
Albert F. Donnelly, Assistant Commissioner of Real Property* 
William F. Keesler, Associate Commissioner. Term expires May 1, 1968. 
David L. Currier, Associate Commissioner. Term expires May 1, 1967. 
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 
St. 1943, c. 434, as amended, and by the St. 1946, c. 474, as amended, and 
has also the powers and performs the duties conferred or imposed by stat- 
ute on the Board of Street Commissioners in relation to the abatement of 
taxes. 

By the Ord. 1954, c. 2, s. 43, the Public Buildings Department was 
abolished and the powers, duties and appropriations of the Superintendent 
of Public Buildings with respect to the appointment, suspension, discharge, 
compensation, and indemnification of subordinates were transferred to 
the Commissioner of Real Property, and all other powers, duties, and 
appropriations of the Public Buildings Department were transferred 
to the Assistant Commissioner of Real Property. 

Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate 
James J. Sullivan, Jr., Chairman 
William F. Keesler 
David L. Currier 

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 St. 1943, c. 434, s. 4. 



RETIREMENT BOARD, BOSTON 



Office, 30 City Hall, thud floor 

IStat. 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, 434, 684; Stat. 1955, Chap. 309; 

Stat. 1958, Chap. 391.1 

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



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



OFFICIALS 

Thomas J. McGbimley Chairman 

Paul L. Carty, Secretary and Executive Officer 

John J. Vaughan, Assistant Executive Officer 

THE board 

Michael A. DeSimone Term ends September 30, 1967 

John T. Leonard, City Auditor (ex officio) 
Thomas J. McGrimley Term ends September 30, 1966 

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

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

Both systems are administered by a Retirement Board consisting of 
Michael A. DeSimone, appointed by the Mayor for a term of three years; 
John T. Leonard, City Auditor, ex officio; and Thomas J. McGrimley, 
elected by members of the system. The Board serves without compensa- 
tion. 



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 
Traffic 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 
John F. Flaherty, Commissioner of Public Works, ex officio, Associate 

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

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 

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



TREASURY DEPARTMENT 101 

ENGINEERING DIVISION 

Joseph M. Galbota, Traffic Engineering Director 
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, ways, highways, roads and parkways, under the control of the 
city. The commission has the power to erect, make and maintain, or 
cause to be erected, made and maintained, traffic signs, signals, markings 
and other devices for the control of such traffic in the city and for informing 
and warning the public as to the rules and regulations adopted by the 
commission. 

The latest revision of the Traffic Regulations contains 1,399 one-way 
streets, 2,245 no-parking regulations, and 786 stop streets. The com- 
mission maintains 485 traffic signals, including two (2) interconnected 
systems in downtown Boston, 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 ninety- 
one (891) loading zones, requiring 25,445 feet of painted curb, are main- 
tained. Fees amounting to $50,889 are collected for the establishment and 
maintenance of these loading zones. The commission also maintains 
7,476 parking meters. It is anticipated that approximately $476,906 
will be taken in as revenue during the year 1964. Issued 284 Ucenses for 
off-street parking lots and collected $72,536 in fees for these licenses. 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT 



Office, 10 City Hall, first floor 
IRev. 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.] 



102 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Edmund W. Holmes, Temporary 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 biUs and depaands 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 Public School Teachers' Retirement Fund, and 
Treasurer of the George Robert White Fund. He pubUshes reports yearly, 
also monthly statements. 

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 Hall 
iR. 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 
Gerard E. Hayes, Chairman 
Robert D. Patterson, Vice-Chairman 
John T. Leonard, Secretary 
Edmund W. Holmes, Assistant Treasurer 

t" On Leave of Absence 



veterans' services department 103 

COMMISSIONERS* 

Thomas Black, Gerard E. Hayes Terms ending May 1, 1968 
Daniel Weisberg, Robert D. Patterson Terms ending May 1, 1967 
, George Hansen Terms ending May 1, 1968 

The Board of Commissionera 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 Commissionera 
of Sinking Funds in the Treasury Department but not subject to the 
supervision or control of the Collector-Treasurer. 



VETERAiMS' SERVICES DEPARTMENT 



Office, 38 Chauncy Street 

[Stat. 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 
James J. Barry, Administrative Assistant 

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 eligible dependents in the City of Boston, such as 
were formerly vested in the Mayor 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 ReUef 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, 
hospitalization, medical care, pensions, and other veterans' benefits. 



104 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

David E. Gately, 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. 



WELFARE DEPARTMENT 



OVERSEERS OP THE PUBLIC WELFARE 

Administration Building, 43 Hawkins Street 
[Stat. 1864, Chap. 128; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 27; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 
27; Stat. 1909, Chap. 538; Stat. 1913, Chap. 763; Rev. Ord. 1914, 
Chap. 23; Stat. 1921, Chap. 146; Rev. Ord. 1925, Chap. 26; Stat. 
1930, Chap. 402; Stat. 1936, Chaps. 413, 436; 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-Chairman 
A. Edna McCarthy, Secretary 
James F. Bowers, Treasurer 

OVERSEERS* 

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

Terms ending May 1, 1964 

Ida M. Kahn Melnea A. Cass 

James F. Bowers 

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

Term ending May 1, 1967 

James Demos Kakridas 

William F. Lally, Director 



* T.iO Overseers serve without oompenaation 



WELFARE DEPARTMENT 105 

The Overseers of the Poor in the Town of Boston, a corporation estab- 
lished in 1772 by act of the Legislature, were succeeded in 1864 by the 
corporation called "Overseers of the Poor in the City of Boston," con- 
sisting of twelve residents of Boston, four of whom are appointed annually 
to serve for the term of three years from the first day of May. The 
Board issues annual reports. In 1921 the name of the Board was changed 
to Overseers of the Public Welfare. In 1954 the oflBcial 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 funds. The total 
amount of the 18 permanent charity funds in the custody of the Over- 
seers on December 31, 1964, was $1,061,057.71, the annual income from 
which ($44,099.83 in 1964) 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. 



Various City and County 

Departments and 

Miscellaneous Municipal 

Activities 



(107) 



108 



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VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE 
OFFICIALS. 



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



Officials 



How 
Created 



Appointed or Elected 



By Whom 



When 



Term 



Begins 



Length 



Auditorium Commission 
(five) 



Boston Employees 
Credit Union, City 
of 



Boston Finance Com- 
mission (five) 



Boston Housing 
Authority (five). . . , 



Boston Metropolitan 
District Commission 
(five) 



Boston Redevelopment 
Authority (five) 



franklin Foundation 
(twelve Managers). . , 

Government Center 
Commission (seven).. 

Licensing Board (three), 



Old South Association 
in Boston (two Man- 
agers) 



Ord. 



Statute 



Mayor 



Annually 
one 



May 1 



Governor A 



Governor 
and 

Mayor 



Supreme 
Court 



Mayor 
Governor A 



City Coun- 
cU 



Annually 
one 



Biennially 



Jan. 8 



Oct. 24 



Sept. 17 



B 



Biennally 
one 



Annually 



When 
elected 



5 yrs. 



5 yrs. 
5 yrs. 

2 yrs. 

5 yrs. 



t 
6 yrs. 

1 yr. 



A. With the advice and consent of the Executive Council. 
B As vacancies occur. 

1* Four members appointed by the Mayor and City Council and one appointed by the Maara- 
•«bu8etts State Housing Board. 

t Until the completion of the construction of a new city hall. (See Stat. 1968, Chap. 624). 



VARIOUS OFFICIALS 



109 





How 
Created 


Appointed oe Elected 


Term 


Officials 


By Whom 


When 


Begins 


Length 


School Buildings, Board 
of Commissioners of 
(three) 


Statute 

u 
u 

Bequest 

Statute 


*** 
Elected 

**♦* 


Annually 
one 

City elec- 
tion 


Dec. 1 

1st Mon. 
in Jan'y 


3yrs. 


School Committee (five). 

Suffolk County Court- 
house Commission 
(three) 


2yrB. 


White Fund, George 
Robert (five Trustees) 

Youth Activities Com- 
mission 








t 


Annually 
one 


May 1 


Syrs. 


County of Suffolk 

















•** 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 
•nd Boston Municipal Courts. (See Stat. 1935, Chap. 474.) 

JAppointing power shared by the Mayor, Superintendent of Schools and Chairman of the 
Youth Service Board of the Commonwealth. (See Stat. 1965, Chap. 391.) 



110 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



THE SCHdOL 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, Chaps. 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, 1966 
Thomas S. Eisenstadt 
Arthur J. Gartland 
Louise Day Hicks 
Joseph Lee 
William E. O'Connor 



officials 
Louise Day Hicks, Chairman 
Thomas S. Eisenstadt, Treasurer 
William H. Ohrenberger, Superintendent 
Edward J. Winter, Secretary 
Leo J. Burke, Business Manager 
Edwin G. McCaffrey, Schoolhouse Custodian 

board of superintendents 
William H. Ohrenberger, Superintendent 
assistant superintendents 
John M. Canty Marguerite G. Sullivan 

William J. Cunningham William G. Tobin 

Charles O. Ruddy Louis R. Welch 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OP BOSTON 111 

BUSINESS SCHOOL 

Boston Business School 

LATIN AND DAT HIGH SCHOOLS (16) 

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), Roshndale High, South Boston 
High, Boston Trade High (Boys), Trade High for Girls. 

DAT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH JUNIOR 
HIGH CLASSES, AND DAT ELEMENTART SCHOOL DISTRICTS (74) 

East Boston. — fBlackinton— John Cheverus, Chapman, fDonald McKay- 
Samuel Adams, Emerson, * Joseph H. Barnes Junior High, Theodore 
Ljrman 

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

CiTT Proper. — Abraham Lincoln-Quincy, Michelangelo-Eliot-Hancock, 
Prince 

South End. — Dwight, f Rice-Franklin 

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

* Patrick F. Gavin Junior High 

RoxBURT. — t Dearborn, Dillaway , Dudley, EUis MendeU, Henry L. 
Higginson, Hugh O'Brien, f Hyde-Everett, * James P. Timilty Junior 
High, Julia Ward Howe, *Lewis Junior High, .Martin, William Lloyd 
Garrison 

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

Jamaica Plain. — Agassiz, f Francis Parkman, Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, 

* Mary E. Cur ley Junior High 

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

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

Dorchester. — Christopher Gibson, Edmund P. Tileston, Edward 
Everett, EmQy A. Fifield, * Grover Cleveland Junior High, John 
Marshall, John Winthrop, Mary Hemenway, Mather, Minot, *01iver 

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 

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

* William Barton Rogers Junior High 

♦tGradee VII-IX only. J Grades K-IX. 

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

** Grades K-IV. 



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SPECIAL SCHOOLS 

M. Gertrude Godvin School. — For truants and other school offenders 

School for the Deaf, — Horace Mann School 

Day School for Immigrants. — For instruction in English language 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

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

At Administration Building Annex, 45 Myrtle street, educational and 
employment certificates are issued daily (except Saturdays) from 8.30 
A.M. to 3.30 P.M. Physical examination of applicants for employment 
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 appUcation to the Principal of the school which the 
minor attends. 

SUPERVISORS OF ATTENDANCE 

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

SCHOOL PHYSICIANS AND SCHOOL NURSES 

Regular medical inspection of the schools was maintained from 1894 to 
1915, under the supervision of the Health Department. Beginning 
September 1, 1915, the School Committee took charge of this service. 
For all schools and districts there is 1 Director of School Health Services 
in charge of 1 school physician assigned to the certificating office, 1 oph- 
thalmologist, 1 otologist, 52 school physicians, and 4 school medical aids. 

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 71 school nurses (including 12 high schools), and 
1 nurse assigned to the otologist. 

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 1964 is 
$849,834. 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 113 

The Department of Physical Education comprises 1 director; 1 associate 
director; 1 assistant director; 4 elementary supervisors; 2 instructors of 
military science; 1 armorer; 45 women and 57 men instructors of physical 
education; 64 teacher coaches of athletics, high schools; 36 teacher coaches 
of athletics, junior high schools; 17 assistant teacher coaches, 35 play 
teachers. 

INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS PARTLY MAINTAINED BY STATE 

By Chapter 471, Acts of 1911, and Chapter 106, Acts of 1912, the State 
especially encourages the establishing of Independent Industrial Schools, 
allowing financial aid for their maintenance proportionate to the amount 
raised by local taxation and expended for all public schools. Under this 
arrangement the School Committee is reimbursed by the State to the 
extent of one half the net maintenance cost of such industrial schools 
established in Boston thus far with the approval of the Massachusetts 
Department of Education. By Chapter 805, Acts of 1913, Continuation 
Schools, for employed children between fourteen and sixteen years of age, 
were included under the same plan of State aid. The schools thus main- 
tained are the Boston Trade High School (for Boys), day and evening 
classes. Trade High School for Girls, Compulsory Continuation Classes, 
and practical arts courses in the evening elementary schools. 

For the agricultural course in the Jamaica Plain High School, the 
School Committee is reimbxirsed 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, RosUndale 
High School, and South Boston High School. 

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. 

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 136 teachers, an assistant 
director and a director. 



114 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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

In the high schools of Boston there are 23 appointed teachers of Home 
Economics which include 9 appointed teachers assigned from other levels. 

In the junior high schools of Boston there are 64 appointed teachers of 
Home Ecomomics; 3 of whom are assigned to the following schools; David 
L. Barrett, Horace Mann, and M. Gertrude Godvin schools. In the 
elementary schools there are 37 appointed teachers of Clothing. There 
are also 12 temporary teachers in the department. 

The Home Economics facilities in the Boston schools are as follows: 
124 clothing laboratories, 50 foods laboratories, 20 Home Economics 
suites. 

EVENING HIGH, ELEMENTARY AND TRADE SCHOOLS 

There are seven evening high schools: Boston Central Adult, (J. E. 
Burke Schoolhouse), Brighton, East Boston (Joseph H. Barnes School- 
house), Charlestown, Roslindale, Roxbury (Boston School of Business 
Education), and South Boston. These schools, the sessions of which are 
held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 7 to 10 o'clock, are con- 
ducted 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 Evening Elementary School meets on Monday and Wed- 
nesday evenings from 7 to 10 o'clock. 

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. 

DAT SCHOOL FOR IMMIGRANTS 

In the Abraham Lincoln School there are classes for adult immigrants 
where instruction in the English language is provided, classes being con- 
ducted daily (except Saturday) for five hours a day from 9:00 a.m. to 
2:00 P.M. 

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, 162 Arlington Street, Boston, for the equiv- 
alent of a continuation school education. 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 115 

USB OF SCHOOLHOUSES FOR EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL, AND CIVIC 
PURPOSES 

In 1912 the School Committee was authorized by statue 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. 

USE OF SCHOOLS AS POLLING PLACES 

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 

Teachers and members of the supervising staff who have reached the 
age of sixty and who had not become members of the Boston Retirement 
System or the State Boston Retirement System, may be retired on pension 
by a majority vote of the School Committee. On December 31, 1964, 
145 such retired teachers were receiving pensions. 

The Boston Teachers' Retirement Fund Association, started in 1900, is 
at present paying $120.00 per year to 1,348 annuitants. The total amount 
of the Fund on August 31, 1964 was $2,354,593.25. 

On that date 2,706 teachers were contributing $24.00 per year to the 
Fund. 



BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF 
SCHOOL BUILDINGS 



Department of School Buildings 
Offices: 480 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 
Storehouse: Richard Olney School, Hastings St., West Roxbury, Mass. 
[Stat. 1929, Chap. 351.] 

Joseph F. Feeney, Chairman, appointed by School Committee. Term 
ends December 1, 1967. 

Thomas E. Leggat, appointed by Mayor. Term ends December 1, 1965. 

William A. Fisher, selection of other two members. Term ends 
December 1, 1966. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



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 
biiildings in the city of Boston' be accepted" there were 110,453 votes 
in favor, 57,276 against, and 50,632 blanks. 

By the provisions of the Act, the board ' ' shall consist of three citizens 
of Boston who otherwise are neither officials nor employees of said city, 
one of whom shall be appointed by the mayor . . . without approval 
by the civil service commissioners, one by the school committee, and one 
shall be chosen by the two so appointed, or shall be appointed by the 
governor if the appointees of the mayor and school committee fail to 
choose a commissioner as aforesaid within thirty days after a second 
of such appointees has been appointed. " 

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

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



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 

George Berkley, Chairman 
Thomas J. Murphy, Executive Secretary 



Commissioners 

Abraham Monsein 
Russell S. Codman Jr. 
Roger J. Abizaid, M.D. 
Joseph P. McNamara 
George Berkley 



Term ends in 1965 
Term ends in 1966 
Term ends in 1967 
Term ends in 1968 
Term ends in 1969 



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. 



BOSTON FINANCE COMMISSION 



117 



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 



OflBce, 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. J 

OFFICIALS 

Clarence R. Elam, Chairman 
Edwin J. Thomas, Secretary 



THE BOARD 



John J. Callahan 
Clarence R. Elam 
Albert L. O'NeHj 



Term ends in 1966 
Term ends in 1968 
Term ends in 1970 



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 



118 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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, whi ch was for six, four, and two 
years. The Board was created to exercise all the powers and perform all 
the duties conferred upon the Board of Police of the City of Boston rela- 
tive to intoxicating liquors (now called alcohoUc 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 "Sunday dealers in ice cream, or confectionery, or soda water 
or fruit". (Repealed, see c. 616 Acts of 1962.) 

By Statutes of 1918, Chap. 259, the Board was granted the right to 
issue Ucenses 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 licenses in places where such entertainment was carried on 
in conjunction with sale for cash of food or drink six days of week but not 
on Sundays. 

By Chapter 284 of the Acts of 1933, the Board was given authority to 
grant victuallers' Ucenses 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 Genera 1 
Laws, the Board was given the authority to issue alcoholic 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 
license 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 
public concerning applications for new licenses, under Sections 12, 15 or 
30A of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, and applications for transfer of 
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 119 



THE FRANKLIN FOUNDATION 



fStat 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 OP THE CORPORATION OP THE FRANKLIN FOUNDATION 

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

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

Rev. Rhys Williams, Congregational Minister (ex officio) 

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

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

Charles E. Cotting, Geogges F. Doriot, 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 under 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 will dated June 23, 1789. The 
codicil provided that the fund "if accepted by the Inhabitants of the 
Town of Boston" be managed "under the direction of the Select Men, 
united with the Ministers of the oldest Episcopalian, Congregational and 
Presbj^erian Churches in that Town," who were to make loans on certain 
conditions to "young married artificers, under the Age of twenty-five 
years." 

Dr. Franklin, who died April 17, 1790, calculated that, in one hundred 
years, the thousand pounds would grow to 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 



120 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 Millions 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", $329,300.48 (f ^$ 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 
complications 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 
FrankUn 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 Franklin Fund in August, 1904, which Mr. 
Carnegie agreed to duplicate. 

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. 

In 1906 the City appropriated $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 young men and women for positions of supervision in industry. 
In 1941 the name was legally changed to Franklin Technical Institute. 



GEORGE ROBERT WHITE FUND 121 

In 1957, the Board of Collegiate Authority of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts voted to confirm the action of the Members of the Franklin 
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 ($414,2.55 for the fiscal 
year 1964), and income from the previously mentioned funds {i.e., the 
Andrew Carnegie donation and the Storrow bequest). 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. Seven hundred forty (740) 
adult students received instruction at evening sessions and 533 in day 
courses during the school year of 1964. 

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



GEORGE ROBERT WHITE FUND 



Office, 36 City Hall 
Trustees, 1965 
John F, Collins, Mayor, Chairman 
John J. Tierney, Jr., President, Boston City Council 
John T. Leonard, City Auditor, Secretary 

Gilbert H. Hood, Jr., President, Boston Chamber of Commerce 
Robert W. Meserve, President, Bar Association of the City of Boston 



James J, Walsh, 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 pubUc utility and beauty, for the use and enjoyment of the 
inhabitants of the City of Boston." 

The control and management of the fund is in the hands of a board of 
five trustees, consisting of the Mayor as Chairman, the President of the 
City Council, the City Auditor, the President of the Boston Chamber of 
Commerce and the President of the Bar Association of the City of Boston. 

At a meeting of the Trustees held on Tuesday, April 5, 1938, it was 
unanimously voted that the services of a paid Manager be engaged. In 
accordance with this vote the custody, care, control and management of 
all real estate constituting a part of the George Robert White Fund is 
now in the hands of a Manager; all legal matters are attended to by the 
Corporation Counsel; all financial disbursements and investments are 
«in the hands of the Collector-Treasurer; all collections and receipts are 



122 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

handled by the Collector-Treasurer; and the examination of all bills and 
demands rendered against the Fund, together with the approval of all 
expenditures and the auditing of all accounts, rests with the City Auditor. 

Health Units have been provided at Baldwin Place and North Margin 
Street in the North End, at Paris and Emmons Streets, East Boston, at 
Dorchester and West Fourth Streets, South Boston, at Blue Hill Avenue 
and Savin Street, Roxbury, at High and Elm Streets, Charlestown, at 
Blossom and Parkman Streets, West End, at Whittier and Hampshire 
Streets, Roxbury, 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 established at Hanover and Unity streets in the 
North End, to provide an open air space for the residents of the North 
End. In 1935, the Trustees voted to change the name of the Prado to 
Paul Revere Mall. 

In the spring of 1936 the Trustees voted to establish a wading pool 
and locker building in the yard in the rear of the Whittier Street Health 
Unit, Roxbury. The wading pool and locker building have since been in 
full operation for the use and enjoyment of the inhabitants of the City. 

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 
statute of Paul Revere — made by Cyrus E. Dallin, sculptor — to be 
placed in the Paul Revere Mall in the North End, as an addition and 
further improvement in accordance with provision of the will. 

On September 22, 1940, the Trustees dedicated the thirteen bronze 
tablets and the statue of Paul Revere at the Paul Revere Mall in the 
North End. 

In the summer of 1941 the Trustees voted to establish a number of 
play spaces, fully equipped, in various sections of the City from the 
Income of the Fund, for the use and enjoyment of children under 12 years 
of age. It was voted to establish the first four play spaces at the following 
locations: 

Pitts and Hale Streets, in the West End 
London and Decatur Streets, in East Boston 
Troy and Rochester Streets, in the South End 
King and Roxbury Streets, in Roxbury 

This chain of play spaces consists of the most modern architecture: 
wading pools, play-yard equipment, concrete seats, concrete sandboxes, 
etc., and is a great asset to the City. 



BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 



123 



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 HUl 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 



OflBce, 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.- 

MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Appointed by the Mayoe and City Council 
Chaeles H. Savage, Vice-Chairman Term ends in 1966 

Jacob I. Briek, Chairman Term ends in 1967 

Edward D. Hassan, Assistant Treasurer Term ends in 1968 
Victor C. Bynoe, Treasurer Term ends in 1970 

Edward D. Hassan, Assistant Treasurer and Term ends in 1968 
Assistant Secretary 

Appointed by the Commissioner, Department op Commerce 

AND Development 
Cornelius T. Kiley, Secretary Term ends in 1968 

Ellis Ash, Acting Administrator 



The Boston Housing Authority was established by the Mayor and the 
City Council, in October of 1935, in accordance with the provisions of 
the Housing Authority Law of the Commonwealth, 

Five members of the Authority, each appointed for a term of five years, 
gmde and act on local agency policy. 



124 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Four of these members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval 
of the City Council. The Commissioner, Department of Commerce and 
Development, appoints one member. As the terms of the members 
expire, successors are appointed by the same appointive powers for terms 
of five years. 

The objective of the public housing program administered by the 
Boston Housing Authority is to provide low-rent housing for low-income 
families and for elderly people of limited income. 

To insure this purpose, the Authority has established specific policies 
governing eligibility both for admission to and continued occupancy of 
all its public housing developments. 

Housing developments are built and operated either with federal or 
state financial assistance. The federal program dates back to the initial 
occupancy of the Mary Ellen McCormack Houses in May of 1938. State 
legislation, in 1948, initiated the state-aided program. 

At the close of 1964, the Boston Housing Authority had, under manage- 
ment, 15 federally aided and 10 state-aided developments for low-income 
families. 

Also under management, in its program of specialized housing for the 
elderly, are six federally aided and two state-aided developments. 

The location and number of dwelling units of both these housing pro- 
grams are noted La the following tables. 



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Rehabilitation. The Authority is engaged in a program of rehabilitating 
and converting existing structures to low-rent use as part of its public 
housing program. 

The Authority acquired 23 parcels of property in the Highland Park 
area of Roxbury as the first step in its pilot program of rehabilitation. 
The architect is working on plans which call for remodelling the interiors 
and making some modification of the exteriors. 

A total of 108 units have been allocated to meet the demand for such 
housing particularly in the relocation of large, low-income families dis- 
placed by public improvements. 

Rent Demonstration Program. The Boston Housing Authority, this 
past year, received the first installment of funds, under a grant from the 
Housing and Home Finance Agency, to conduct a demonstration rent 
supplementation program for a period of three years. 

The purpose of the program is to test the value and to demonstrate 
the feasibility of rent supplementation in private housing. 

Before the program ends, in June of 1967, the Authority will provide 
housing, in privately owned apartments, for a total of 40 families, par- 
ticularly those displaced by urban renewal activities. 

Social and Community Services. The Authority, aware of its respon- 
sibility to provide more than good housing for its tenants, has developed 
a network of community and recreational centers, pre-school day care 
centers, well-baby and dental clinics, and playground facilities which 
are available to tenants and non-tenants in the neighborhood. 

In order to enlarge the scope of its efforts, the Authority, this past 
year, created a Department of Tenant and Community Relations to 
contribute positively to the physical and social well-being of all tenants 
in its public housing developments. 

Results already are evident in an extension of sei^vices by the staff of 
the department who are reaching a greater number of people. 

The Boston Housing Authority currently is working on a number of 
programs designed to alleviate the shortage of housing for low-income 
families and elderly people. A summary of these programs follows : 

Housing for the Elderly. The continued demand for housing for the 
elderly parallels the increase in the number of elderly people in Boston 
in ratio to the total population. 

The Boston Housing Authority has ten federally aided developments, 
with a total of 775 units, in various stages of planning. 

Seven of these developments are planned as two story, garden-type 
apartments located on scattered sites in Mattapan, South Boston, Hyde 
Park, Brighton, and Dorchester. 

Three of them are elevator buildings located in Brighton, Roxbury, 
and at Castle Square in the South End area. The Washington Street 
development, in Brighton, is expected to be completed in January of 
1965, three months ahead of schedule. 



BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 



129 



Two of the ten developments will be built in the Washington Park 
(Roxbury) and the Castle Square renewal areas. The introduction of 
efficiency apartments in the Castle Square development will be an in- 
novation in the Authority's program of specialized housing for the elderly. 



BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 



Office, City Hall Annex 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 121, as amended.] 

Appointed by Mayor and City Council 



Stephen E. McCloskey, Vice Chairman 
Rt. Rev. Francis J. Lally, Chairman 
George P. Condakes 
James G. Colbert, Treasurer 



Term ends in 1963 
Term ends in lh66 
Term ends in 1967 
Term ends in li)69 



Appointed 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 General Laws, Chapter 121, as amended by Chapter 150, Acts of 
1957, has the sole responsibility for urban renewal activities in the City of 
Boston. 

The Authority was organized in September 1957 and received its certifi- 
cate 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, 
urban renewal projects and programs designed to prevent the spread of 
urban blight through rehabilitation and conservation measures. The 
most common form of urban renewal financing is one in which the local 
government provides one-third of the net cost of undertaking a project and 
the Federal Government provides the other two-thirds. 

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

Under Chapter 652, Acts of 1L60 (Mass. Gen. Laws, Chapter 121A) the 
City Planning Board was abolished and all its staff transferred to the 
Authority. The functions, duties and responsibilities for general city 
planning and development were merged into one agency, the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority. 

The Authority is currentlj' engaged in a number of projects in various 
stages of planning and execution. A brief description of major projects 
approved by the Authority as of December 31, 1964, is detailed below: 



130 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Washington Park Project, UR Mass. R-24. Major emphasis in the 
502-acre Washington Park project is being placed on housing, particularly 
conservation and rehabilitation of existing dwelling units. In addition, 
1500 units of new low-to-moderate rental housing is proposed. By the 
end of 1964, 174 units of new private moderate rental housing were com- 
pleted, 286 units were under construction and firm commitments had 
been made for construction of approximately 355 units. With respect 
to the rehabilitation of existing structures, by the end of 1964, rehabilita- 
tion was firmly planned, in process, or had been completed for 150 buUdings 
containing close to 600 dwelling units. New schools, recreational and 
other community facilities and commercial and industrial space are also 
planned for the Washington Park area. A new YMCA was nearly com- 
plete at the end of the year, one permanent neighborhood tot lot had been 
completed and several temporary recreational facilities had been estab- 
lished. In addition, the developer for a 1.2 million dollar shopping center 
was designated. 

Government Center Project, UR Mass. R-35. The plan for the 60-acre 
Government Center project in downtown Boston has received wide 
acclaim for its high level of design, and its execution represents approxi- 
mately 200 million dollars in public and private investment. Construction 
is currently proceeding on the new City Hall, which will be the focal point 
of the Center, and the twin 26-story towers and four-story annex of the 
Federal office building which was fifty percent complete at the end of the 
year. A new Government Center MTA station has been in operation for 
more than a year. Construction began during 1964 on One Center Plaza, 
an eight story, 900-foot long private office and retail facihty. During 1964 
final plans were completed for the State Service Center complex of three 
buildings, and architects were chosen for the parking garage. Early in 
1965, the developer for a 40-story private office building was annoimced. 
Other features of the plan call for private office, retail and commercial 
facilities. 

Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall Project, UR Mass. R-77. The 
Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall plan moved into the execution 
phase in 1964 with approval of a federal grant of 16.5 million dollars. 
Plans for the waterfront area propose 2200 units of new and rehabilitated 
housing, new and rehabilitated office and retail space, transient accommo- 
dations and recreational facilities. During 1964, passage of the "tidelands 
bill" allowed for development of waterfront land and progress was made in 
selecting suitable new sites for relocation of the wholesale food dealers. 
Plans for construction of a 3 million dollar aquarium progressed to the 
point where construction is currently scheduled to commence in 1965. 

New York Streets Project, UR Mass. 201. The New York Streets project 
was Boston's first urban renewal project. In 1964, the project was offi- 
cially completed upon receipts of the final portion of the Federal grant. 
The cleared land for this light industrial and commercial redevelopment 
project was sold to the City Redevelopment Corporation in 1957. At the 
end of 1964, seven structures had been completed and construction began 



BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 131 

on the final three buildings to be erected on the 22-acre site. The New 
York Streets project houses new facilities for a bank, an automobile 
agency, a newspaper publishing company, 3 electric supply companies, 
2 automotive supply companies and a hardware company. The execution 
of this project has resulted in a tax base for the City of Boston nearly 
double that which existed prior to redevelopment. 

West End Project, UR Mass. 2-3. By the end of 1964, two apartment 
complexes in the residential section of the West End were completed and 
occupied and construction had begun on a third complex. When com- 
pleted, the West End will house five complexes containing approximately 
2400 units. Final planning for a major shopping center in the project 
area was also completed during 1964. Various institutional facilities will 
comprise a large portion of remaining land area of the site. A residence 
for aged clergy was completed in 1964 and construction began on an addi- 
tion to the Retina Foundation's main research-office facility which was 
opened in 1961. Land transfers have been effected for two other medical 
facilities: the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children for construction of a 
hospital devoted to the treatment of burns; the Massachusetts General 
Hospital for construction of a small medical research building. 

Castle Square Early Land Acquisition Area, UR Mass. R-56L. The 
Authority entered into a temporary loan contract with the Federal Govern- 
ment for Early Land Acquisition of the Castle Square section of the South 
End area in December, 1962. Demolition of the site was started the 
following April and by the end of 1964, approximately 90 percent of the 
area slated for clearance had been demolished. All families and individuals 
residing in the area and 90 percent of the businesses have been relocated 
to date. Redevelopment of Castle Square will provide an estimated 500 
units of new moderate rental housing, 100 units of housing for the elderly 
and a 3 million dollar commercial area. Construction of these new fa- 
cihties is scheduled to begin during 1954. 

North Harvard Project, UR Mass. R-54. The North Harvard urban 
renewal area is a 65-acre tract located in Brighton. The plan for the area 
provides for a 280-unit housing development to be developed by a "limited 
dividend" corporation under the provisions of Chapter 121 A of the 
General Laws of the Commonwealth. During 1964, the project land was 
acquired by the Authority and a relocation unit was established on the 
site to aid families in finding suitable new living quarters. 

Whitney Street. In August 1963 the first apartment building in the 
Whitney Street project, Charlesbank Apartments, was completed. Rental 
prices for the 276 living units range from $95 to $165 per month. Con- 
struction began in 1964 on a 13-story, 144-unit building on the second 
parcel of land. The project area is being developed under the provision of 
Chapter 121A of the General Laws. It involves no Federal aid and the 
entire costs of acquisition and clearance were borne by the city. 

Prudential Center. Under provisions of Chapter 121A, as amended, 
of the General Laws of the Commonwealth, 150 million dollars has been 
invested by private developers in Back Bay's Prudential Center. Major 



132 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

buildings to be located on the 31-acre development site are scheduled for 
completion by the spring of 1965. These include the 750-foot, 52-story 
Prudential office tower, the commercial facilities flanking the plaza area, 
and a 29-story 1,000-room hotel, all nearing completion by the end of 1964. 
A new War Memorial Auditorium combining a theatre and facilities for 
exhibition and conventions was officially opened early in 1965. Con- 
struction was underway for the residential section of the project which will 
contain two tower apartment buildings. 

Waverly Development. Plans for a 1 .8 million dollar, 100-unit moderate- 
income private residential development in the Brighton area of the city 
culminated in 1964 with designation of the development. The largely 
vacant 5-acre site will contain three three-story apartment buildings 
of 78 two and three-bedroom units and 22 additional three bedroom living 
units will be constructed in the form of two-story row houses. Again, 
this area is being developed under the provisions of Chapter 121 A of the 
General Laws. 

Tremont-Mason Streets. A twenty-five story apartment building is 
being erected on Tremont Street of the downtown area adjacent to 
the Boston Common. Demolition of the existing buildings on the 1-acre 
site was completed during 1964 and foundation work for the 375-unit 
high-rise structure began. The FHA insured loan for this development 
is being provided through the cooperation of several local banking insti- 
tutions. It is being developed under the provisions of Chapter 121A of the 
General Laws. 

Jamaicaway. Site preparation for the Jamaica way project began late 
in 1964. This 4 acres of open space will be turned into a residential area 
with the construction of a 30-story, 262-unit apartment tower and 18 
2-story town houses. A non-federally assisted project, being developed 
under the provisions of Chapter 121A, the Jamaicaway development will 
generate an estimated 7 million dollars of private investment money. 

In addition to the projects described above, the urban renewal program 
of the Boston Redevelopment Authority by the end of 1964 included: 

2 residential areas where urban renewal plans were being reviewed 
by the residents of the area — Charlestown and South End; 

2 projects in the survey and planning stage — Central Business 
District and the South Cove; and 

6 general neighborhood renewal planning areas — Back Bay, 
Roxbury-North Dorchester, Parker Hill-Fenway, East Boston, 
South Boston and Jamaica Plain 

The estimated federal capital grant requirements for the Boston de- 
velopment program as of December 31, 1964 totaled approximately 214 
million dollars as indicated by the following table: 



BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 



133 



ESTIMATED FEDERAL CAPITAL GRANT REQUIREMENTS, 
BOSTON DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, DECEMBER 31, 1964 



Project 

TOTAL 

New York Streets 
West End 
Government Center 

Washington Park 
South End 
Charlestown 

Waterfront 

Central Business District 

South Cove 

Roxbury-North Dorchester 

Lower Roxbury 
Highland Park 
North Dorchester 

Parker Hill-Fenway 
Back Bay 
Jamaica Plain 

East Boston 
South Boston 
North Harvard 



Estimated 
Capital Grant 
Requirement* 

$213,545,379 

$3,184,000 
10,945,938 
25,474,731 

16,334,612 
25,000,000 
28,561,077 

15,360,200 

18,410,880 

8,916,101 



9,551,000 

9,157,000 

27,639,000 

2,642,000 

558,653 

3,410,000 

3,690,000 

4,482,000 

227,387 



"Capital Grant requirements do not include relocation grants. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



AUpiTORIUiyr GOMMISSION 



900 Boylston Street 
[Stat. 1954, Chap. 164; Ord. 1957, Chap. 2. 

OFFICIALS 

Robert C. Nordblom, Chairman 
Joseph R. Hynes, Executive Secretary 



THE BOARD 




Robert C. Nordblom . . . 

Ernest Henderson, 

William H. Ohrenberger 
JohnH. O'Neill, Jr.... 
EarlH. Backer 



Greater Boston Real Estate Board 

Greater Boston Hotel and Motor Inn Assoc, 

Mayor's Selection 

Mayor's Selection 

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce . . . . 



May 1, 1966 
May 1, 1967 
May 1, 1968 
May 1, 1969 
May 1, 1970 



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 Greater Boston Hotel 
and Motor Inn 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 Com- 
merce, and two commissioners selected at large by the Mayor. As the 
term of any commissioner 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 necessary 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 
necessary or expedient. 



GOVERNMENT CENTER COMMISSION 



135 



GOVERNMENT CENTER COMMISSION 



1 Court Street 
[Stat. 1958, Chap. 624, Stat. 1959, Chaps. 403, 577, Stat. 1964, Chap. 516] 

OFFICIALS 

Robert M. Morgan. Chairman 
Frank W. Crimp, Vice Chairman 
John E. T>eai>y, Secretary 
THE BOARD 



Members 



Robert M. Morgan 
leidor Slotnik 

John E. Deady 

Frank W. Crimp. . . 

Henry A. Scagnoli . 
John P. McMorrow 

John F. Flaherty . . 



Nominated by 



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 Services, ex officio.. 

Appointed by Mayor. See Stat. 1960, Chap. 

652, Sec. 12 

Commissioner of Public Works, ex officio .... 



Term ending 



at pleasure 
of Mayor 



* Until the completion of the construction of a 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 officiis, 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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MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



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 G, L. Chapter 121, 
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 Chap- 
ter 418 of the Acts of 1890, as respectively amended, the Government 
Center Commission shall also have the power 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 fur- 
nishing of such new city hall. 



CITY OF BOSTON EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION 



Room 34, City Hall 
|Gen. Laws, Chap. 171. | 

John J. Donovan, President 

Joseph P, Sances, First Vice President 

Richard J. Moulton, Second Vice President 

Roy E. Covell, Treasurer 

Harold T. Kenney, Asst. Treasurer 

Paul L. Carty, Clerk 



William J. Cotjghlin 
James M. Dever 
Michael A, Donovan 
William P. Dowling 
Edwin C. Estry 
Joseph W. Fellows 
Daniel A. Grant 
Francis E. Gtjiney 



James F. Johnson 
Patrick J. Loftus 
William P. McNeill 
Edward M. Norton 
Catherine C. O'Hara 
Arthur J. O'Kbefe 
Albert G. Sullivan 



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 



CITY OP BOSTON EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION 



137 



the exorbitant rates charged by loan agencies. During 1962 loans made 
to members amounted to $6,108,808.00 and a total of $52,002,644.34 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 $5,769,986.41 and 
reserves of $566,114.50, with 11,716 members, 5,944 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 
fStat. 1929, Chap. 383.] 
Trustees Appointed by the Governor 
Henry G. Gompbrts, Chairman, Boston, 1967 
William C. Hogan, Jr., Cambridge, 1971 
Vernon B. Hitchins, Dedham, 1969 
WiLLLAM H. Reardon, Jr., Treasurer, Cambridge, 1965 

Trustee Appointed by Mayor of Boston 
Charles A. Birmingham, Clerk, Boston, 1965 



OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION IN BOSTON 



[Stat. 1877, Chap. 222, §§ 1, 2.] 

The Mayor, ex officio, Councillors Katherine Craven 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. 



138 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



HbUSIN(S INSPECTION DEPARTMENT 



Eighth Floor, City Hall Annex 

[G. L. Chap. 83, Sec. 12; G. L. Chap. Ill, Sees. 5, 122, 123, 124, 125 j 
Stat. 1885, Chap. 382, Sees. 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22; Stat. 1897, Chap. 
185, Chap. 219; Stat. 1907, Chap. 550, Sec. 128; Sec. 116 of Boston 
Building Code; Stat. 1909; Chap. 486, Sec. 5; Stat, 1953, Chap. 473, 
Sec. 1, Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 3, Sec. 5.| Chap. 2, Sec. 2, Rev. 

Ord. 1961. 
Sec. 1, Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 3, Sec. 5.1 Chap. 2, Section 2, Revised 
Ordinances 1961. 

Daniel J. Finn, Commissioner 

Albert G. Tobin, Assistant Commissioner 

This Department enforces the portion of the State Sanitary Code 
which relates to Human Habitation of any dwelling unit. 

It is organized with a Commissioner and an Assistant Commissioner 
whose primary mission is to supervise the Enforcement Division, and a 
Director of Inspection who supervises the Environmental Sanitation 
Inspectors. 

The Commissioner of Housing Inspection, shall have the powers and 
perform the duties from time to time conferred or imposed on a board 
of health by Section 12 of Chapter 83, and Section 127 of Chapter 111, 
of the General Laws, by Sections 122, 123, 124 and 125 of said Chapter 
111 insofar as said Sections 122, 123, 124 and 125 apply to places of 
human habitation, and by Section 5 of said Chapter 111 insofar, but only 
insofar, as said Section 5 relates (a) to enforcing so much of the state 
sanitary code as concerns standards of fitness for places of human habita- 
tion, housing and sanitation standards for farm labor camps, unsewered 
areas, and (b) to adopting such public health regulations, net inconsistent 
with the state sanitary code or other provisions of law, as in the opinion 
of the commissioner of housing inspection may be necessarj^ to make and 
keep all places of human habitation fit for such habitation. The com- 
missioner of housing inspection shall also have the powers and perform 
the duties conferred or imposed upon the board of health of the city, or 
the health commissioner of the city, by Sections 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 and 22 
of Chapter 383 of the Acts of 1885, as amended, by Chapter 185 of the 
Acts of 1897, by Chapter 219 of the Acts of 1897, as amended, by Section 
128 of Chapter 550 of the Acts of 1907, as amended, and by Section 116 
or any other provision of the Boston Building Code. It shall further be 
the duty of the commissioner of housing inspection: (1) to receive all 
complaints of violations, in or about places of human habitation, of any 
and all statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations enacted for the preserva- 
tion of health or safety in or about places of human habitation ; (2) to refer 
in writing to the building commissioner or the fire commissioner, as the 



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case may be, for investigation and prosecution all complaints of violations 
of the Boston Building Code and the Boston Fire Prevention Code and to 
maintain written contact with said commissioners with respect thereto; 
and (3) to inspect places of human habitation and enforce therein the 
provisions of law specified in the preceding sentences of this section and 
all other statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations enacted for the preser- 
vation of health in or about such places. It shall remain the duty and 
responsibility of the building and fire commissioners, respectively, to 
enforce compUance with the Boston Building Code and the Boston Fire 
Prevention Code. To aid them in discharging such duty but without any 
lessening of their respective responsibiUties, the enforcement division of 
the housing inspection department may offer them, and they may accept 
assistance designed to unify action upon complaints received by the 
commissioner of housing inspection. 



YdlJTH J^^TIVITIES COMMISSION 



Office, 20 Whittier Street 

(Chapter 391 of the Acts of 1965) 

OFFICIALS 

Ray Johns, Chairman 

David Nelson, Vice-Chairman 

James A. Travers, Executive Director 

COMMISSIONERS 

William J, Devine, Term ending May 1, 1966 

David Nelson, Term ending May 1, 1967 

Kenneth I. WoUan, Term ending May 1, 1968 

William H. Wolf, Term ending May 1, 1969 

Ray Johns, Term ending May 1, 1970 

Thomas Heffernan, Appointee of School Superintendent 

Laura C. Stromdahl, Appointee of Chairman of Youth Service Board 

The Youth Activities Commission which replaces the Advisory Com- 
mittee to the Youth Activities Bureau consists of seven members, five of 
whom are appointed by the Mayor and one each by the Superintendent of 
Schools and the Chairman of the Youth Service Board. 

The Youth Activities Commission of the City of Boston is engaged in a 
delinquency prevention program which uses area worker approach with 
emphasis upon groups in high delinquency areas (detached work). 

The Youth Activities Commission has as its goal the prevention and 
control of juvenile delinquency. The staff of the Commission hopes to 
coordinate the work of all private and public agencies having a common 
interest in behavior, care, and welfare of children and youth. The staff by 
direct contact with potential delinquency situations and groups, hopes to 
guide and direct those involved into approved patterns of behavior. 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT HOUSE COMMISSION 



OflBce, Room 318, New Court House 
[Stat. 1939, Chap. 383.] 

Angus Griffin (Appointed by the Governor), Chairman. 

Henry M. Leen (Appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judi- 
cial 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 oflScers 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 Mator and City 
Council of Boston 

County Auditor — John T. Leonard 

Temporary County Treasurer — Edmund W. Holmes 



SUFFOLK COUNTY ORGANIZATION 



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JUSTICES and 



CHELSE< 
BRI9HT0N 
CHARLESTOWN 
DORCHESTER 
EAST eOSTON 

ROXBURT 
SOUTH BOSTON 
VEST ROXBURY 



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ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
DEPARTMENT 

Aug. 1,1934 



COUNTY OP SUFFOLK 141 

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. Melley 

Assistant — Joseph A. McDonough 

Assistant — Angelo Morello 

Assistant — Gerald F. Muldoon 

Assistant — John F. Mulhern 

Assistant — John A. Pino 

Assistant — Walter E. Steele 

Assistant — William J. Doyle ^ 

Assistant — Daniel J. Murphy 

Assistant — Newman A. Flanagan 

Assistant — Joseph R. Nolan 

Assistant — John C. Mahoney 

Assistant — ^Jack I. Zalkind 

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 McPartlin. 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. Appomted by the Judge. 
Title Examiner — Bernard W. Berkowitch. Appointed by the Judge. 



142 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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

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

register of deeds 
5th Floor, Old Court House 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 36; Stat. 1895, Chap. 493; Stat. 1904, Chap. 452; 
Stat. 1910, Chap. 373; Stat. 1913, Chap. 737; Gen. Stat. 1919. 
Chap. 296; Stat. 1920, Chap. 495.] 

Register of Deeds — ^Joseph D. Coughlin. Elected by the people in 1964. 
Term ends first Wednesday in January, 1971. 

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— FTedemck R. Sullivan. Term ends first Wednesday in January. 

1969. 
Deputy Sheriff and Special Sheriff — Anthony L. Basile. 
Deputy Sheriffs for Service of Writs — Anthony L. Basile, Gregory H. 
Kelley, Eugene C. McDonald, John J. Crowley, Theodore H. O'Brien, 
Joseph Shaw, 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, Arthur E. Whittemore, R. Ammi 

Cutter, Paul G. Kirk, Jacob J. Spiegel, Paul C. Reardon. 
Clerk for the Commonwealth — Richard A. McLaughUn. Appointed by the 

Court. 
First Assistant Clerk — Frederick J. Quinlan. Appointed by the Court. 
Clerk for the County of Suffolk — John E. Powers. Elected. 
First Assistant Clerk — Joseph F. Toomey. 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. 



COURTS AND COURT OFFICIALS 143 

SUPEEIOR COUBT 

Chief Justice — G. Joseph Tauro. 

Associate Justices — Frank J. Donahue, Lewis Goldberg, John E. Swift, 
Felix Forte, Eugene A. Hudson, Edward J. Voke, Frank J. Murray, 
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. Cod- 
daire, Jr., James L. Vallely, Edward J. DeSaulnier, Jr., Robert 
Sullivan, Jennie Loitman Barron, Francis John Good, David A. 
Rose, Thomas J. Spring, Vincent R. Brogna, Francis L. Lappin, 
Joseph Ford, Thomas J. O'Malley, Harry Kalus, Amedeo V. Sgarzi, 
Robert H. Beaudreau, Henry H. Chmielinski, Jr., CorneUus J. 
Moynihan, George P. Ponte. 

Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice — Edward J. Kelley. 

For Civil Business 

Clerk — Thomas Dorgan. Elected by the people in 1964. Term ends 
first Wednesday in January, 1971. 

Assistant Clerks — Thomas F. Stanton, First Assistant, Francis P. 
Murphy, Equity, Francis P. Concannon, Thomas F. Brophey, Mary 
G. Murphy, Robert J. Dorgan, John E. Noonan, Francis B. Tyrrel. 
Albert F. Henneberjy, John P. Connelly, Paul J. Marble, Gerard M. 
Hennegan, Mary A. Kelley, Joseph A. Grover, Thomas F. McDon- 
ough, Albert L. Crimmins, Thomas G. Freeley, Walter V. Brennan. 

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, Harry Ginsberg, Francis X. Orfanello, Francis M. Masuret 
Jr., Richard G. Finnegan Jr., Dennis P. Glynn, Jr., Mary C. Phelan 

(PEOBATE COURT AND COURT OP INSOLVENCY) 

2nd Floor, Old Court House 
1st Floor, Registry of Probate 

IGen. 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. 386, 487; Stat. 1922, Chap. 532.] 

Judges — John V. Mahoney, Robert Gardiner Wilson, Jr., Edmund V. 
Keville 

Register — Louis F. Musco 

Assistant Register — John A. Griffin 

Second Assistant Register — Jeremiah E. Sullivan 

Third Assistant Register — Arthur A. Kelly 

Fourth Assistant Register — Mary C. Fitzpatrick 



144 MUNICIPAL RBGISTBR 

Fifth Assistant Register — Mortimer F. Kelly 
Deputy Assistant Register — Thomas N. Foley 
Executive Assistant — James J. Twomey 
Executive Assistant — James J. Twomey 
Executive Secretary — Florence S. Pepi 
Clerk to Register— Florence M. Verry 

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 CITT 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 — Daaiel J. Gillen, Joseph Riley, Jacob Lewiton, 

Elias F. Shamon, Francis X. Morrissey, Theodore A. Glynn, Jr., 

Harold W. Canavan, A. Frank Foster. 
Special Justices — Vincent Mottola, Thomas Wood Hoag, Charles F. 

Mahoney, Matthew Brown, Joseph Gorrasi. 
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 — John Stanton Feeney 

Assistant Clerks — William F. Blakeman, George A. Rochford, Ralph 
PuUo, Jr., Frank J. Fitzwilliam, George D. Sullivan, Timothy J. 
Hurley, Philip M. McDavitt, Mary Sullivan, Joseph A. Woods, 
Peter J. Rogers, James H. Nicholson. 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 — Theodore J. Stavredes. 

Assistant Clerks — George W. Herman, James F. Hardy, James F. 
Monahan, Robert E. McDonough, John M. Coyne, James E. Clark, 
Robert E. Block, John F. Greene. Appointed by the Clerk of the 
Court with the approval of the Justices. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 145 

MUNICIPAL COURT, BRIGHTON DISTRICT 

Chestnut Hill Avenue 

Justice — Charles J. Artesaai 

Special Justice — John J. Sullivan 

Clerk — Mary C. Daly. Appointed by the Governor. 

Assistant Clerk — Margaret A, Daly 

Assistant Clerk — Margaret Moriarty 

MUNICIPAL COURT, CHARLBSTOWN DISTRICT 

New Municipal Building, City Square 
Justice — Frank J. Cavanagh 
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 — Jerome P. Troy 
Special Justice — Sadie L. Shulman 
Clerk— John P. Holland 
Assistant Clerk — Thomas F. Reilly 
Second Assistant Clerk — Marguerite H. Hennessy 
Third Assistant Clerk — Benjamin J. Wall 

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 
Sixth Assistant Clerk — Paul W. Shannon 



146 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

MUNICIPAL COUKT, SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT 

Municipal Building. East Broadway 
Justice — ^Thomas E. Linehan 
Special Justice — Joseph F. Feeney 
Chrk — John E. Flaherty. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk — RajTnond J. Dodds 
Second Assistant Clerk — Ralph F. Clougherty 

MUNICIPAL COUKT, WEST EOXBUBT DISTRICT. INCLUDING HTDB PABK, 

JAMAICA PLAIN AND BOSLiNDALE. 445 Arborway. Forest HiUs. 30 
Justice — Daniel W. Casey 

Special Justices — Frank S. Deland and Andrew J. MacdonneU 
Clerk — Vincent A. Mannering. Appointed by the Governor 
First Assistant Clerk — Thomas E. Anastasi 
Second Assistant Clerk — ^John W. Norton 

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 — Francis G. Poitrast 

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, establishing a court to be known as 
the Boston Juvenile Court for the "Care, Custody and Discipline of 
Juvenile Offenders," provides for the transfer to said cotu-t of the juris- 
dictions, authority and powers hitherto vested in the Municipal Court of 
Boston, under Chapter 334 of the Acts of 1903. The Act took effect 
September 1, 1906. 

The jurisdiction of the Court has been increased from time to time so 
that at the present time, the Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the 
Boston Municipal Court over adults who commit the offences of Con- 
tributing to the Delinquency of Children under the age of 17 and against 
parents for neglect of minor children, and against parents for failing to 
have children attend school. 

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



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 147 

Pbobation Officers 

[Stat. 1880, Chap. 129, § 1; P. S. 212, § 74; Stat. 1882, Chap. 125; Stat. 
1891, Chap. 256, §§ 1, 6; Stat. 1892, Chape. 242, 276, §§ 1, 3; Stat. 
1897, Chap. 266, §§ 1, 3; Stat. 1898, Chap. 511, §§ 1, 2; R. L. Chap. 
217, §§ 81, 92; Stat. 1905, Chap. 295; Stat. 1906, Chaps. 329, 489, 
§ 6; Stat. 1907, Chaps. 223, 261; Stat. 1908, Chaps. 190, 637; Stat. 
1909, Chap. 216; Stat. 1910, Chaps. 332, 479; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 116, 
470; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 648, § 2, 664; Stat. 1913, Chap. 612, § 1; 
Stat. 1915, Chaps. 89, § 1, 254, § 1; Stat. 1936, Chap. 360; Stat. 1937, 
Chap. 186; Stat. 1947, Chaps. 566, § 1, 639, 655; Stat. 1948, Chap. 
640, Acts of 1949, Chap. 783, has amended the above. Chaps. 513, 
531, Acts of 1950; Chap. 774, Acts of 1951. Chap. 731, Acts of 1956.] 

These oflBcers are appointed by the judges of the respective criminal 
courts to ascertain all facts relating to the offenders brought before the 
courts. In the performance of their official duties they have all the 
powers of police officers. 

Acts of 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 established by the Committee on Probation, as 
provided in Section 99A. In the performance of their official duties they 
have aU the powers of police officers. 

MtTNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 

Chief Probation Officer — Joseph W. CrockweU 

First Assistant Chief Probation Officer — James E. Flavin 

Second Assistant Chief Probation Officer — Marion L. Carlin 

Court Physician — H. Bernard Fisher, M.D. 

Assistant Medical Director — 

Deputy Probation Officer — John J. Collins 

Deputy Probation Officer — Hyman Mann 

Probation Officers 

Samuel J. CoUis, Frederick W. Hall, Albert L. Hoskins, Robert T. 
Hughes, John B. Magaldi, Florence J. McCarthy, John F. McCarthy, 
George R. SkeUy, Julius V. Chaplik, Isidoro Mojica, Catherine G. Tierney, 



148 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Margaret E. Conley, Jean E. Hamey, Phyllis C. Walker, Margaret M. 
Conroy, Dorothy M. Murray, Angelo Musto, Jr., Hedy Mack, Francis J. 
Burke, Edward M. Sacks, Ralph C. Bogue, Daniel F. Grifl&n, Matthew C. 
Regan. 

BOSTON JUVENILE COTJKT 

Chief Probation Officer — Joseph P. Shea 

Assistant Chief Probation Officer — Joseph P. Connolly 

Assistant Chief Probation Officer — Louis G. Maglio 

Probation Officers — John J. Connelly, Jr., Katherine M. O'Brien Connolly, 
Nicholas F. Gatto, Walter B. Murphy, Lawrence S. Plenty, Edward R. 
SkeflBngton, Margaret V. SuUivan, Phillippa J. Myers, probation officer 
and nurse, Elizabeth F. Powers. 

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT COURTS 

Brighton — Chief Probation Officer, Thomas C. O'Brien, Jr., Marian 
O'Donnell, Donald W. Stevens. Charlestown — Chief Probation Officer, 
Joseph H. Burns, William D. Sweeney, William L. Meade. Chelsea — 
Chief Probation Officer, David D. Greenspan, Mary C. Reagan, Donald 
J. Proctor, Thomas McKenna. Dorchester — Chief Probation Officer, 
Matthew T. Connolly, Assistant Chief Probation Officer, John H. Maloney, 
Probation Officers, Hubert C. Travers, Mary L. McLoughlin, Paul G, 
O'Hara, Gerard F. Kenneally, Joseph W. Williams. East Boston — Chief 
Probation Officer, Mario F. DiTroia, Probation Officers, Vincent Santo- 
suosso, William J. Pipicelli. Roxbury — Chief Probation Officer, Elizabeth 
D. Kingston. Assistant Chief Probation Officers, Arthur A. Devin, 
Albert E. Goslin, Randolph Glover. Probation Officers, Donald B. 
Akerstrom, John M. Teehan, Robert J. FUippone, Vivian J. Daniels, 
Malcolm L. Weymouth, Edward P. Rooney, David C. Comerford, Thomas 
J. Sullivan, Robert A. Pasakarnis, Harry W. Lofton, James H. Norton, 
Norma P. Kilson, Joseph J. McDonough, Jeannette M. Ronan, Thomas 
W. Stanton. South Boston — Chief Probation Officer, Joseph J. Galligan. 
Probation Officers, William R. Gillespie, John F. Cahill, Regina M. 
Gibbons. West Roxbury — Chief Probation Officer, Thomas M. Gemelli. 
Probation Officers, James F. Holland, Timothy F. Tobin, Jr., James J. 
Rush, Gerald T. Palmer. 

SUPERIOR COURT 

Chief Probation Officer — John F. Feeney. 

Assistant Chief Probation Officers — Charles Sullivan, John O'Connor. 
Probation Officers (male) — Michael J. Coyne, Joseph Donnelly, James 
Sartori, Francis L. Toomey, Daniel Paul Toomey, Richard A. Luccio, 
Henry Dobbyn, Jr., Charles A. Dotten, Frederick Naples, Robert O'Shea, 
Ciriaco Tordiglione, Kenneth Lehane. 

Probation Officers (female) — Miss Kathryn G. Mead, Miss Mary C. Smith. 



COUNTY OP SUFFOLK 



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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 1972. 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 
Shattuck 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 Mortuary is located at 784 Massachusetts avenue. 



members of 
City Government 



MAYORS AND CERTAIN OTHER OFFICIALS 

SINCE 1822 

1909-1965 



ORATORS APPOINTED BY THE CITY SINCE 1771 



(150) 



CITY GOVERMENT 
1 909 



151 



James M. Curley 
Daniel A. Whelton 
Daniel J. Donnellyf 
George P. Anderson 
Walter Ballantyne 
Frederick J. Brand 
W. Dudley Cotton, jr. 



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

Ward t 
Joseph H. Pendergast 
Dennis A. O'Neil 
Miohael J. Brophy 

Ward 3 
James J. Brennan 
Joseph A. Dart 
William J. Murray 

Ward 4 
Francis M. Ducey 
Patrick B. Garr 
James I. Green 

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

Ward e 
Stephen Gardella 
Francis D. O'Donnell 
Alfred Soigliano 

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

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

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



Match 
GEORGE A. HIBBARD* 

Aldbbmbn 
Fbbdbrick J. Brans, Chairman 

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

John T. Priest, City Clerk 

COUNCILMBN 

Gbobge C. McCabb, President 



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

Ward 11 
Courtenay Crocker 
Theodore Hoague 
Charles H. Moore 

Ward IS 
Seth Fenelon Amo 
Alfred G. Dayis 
Francis J. H. Jones 

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

Ward H 
Cornelius J. Fitzgerald 
Thomas J. Casey 
Joseph L. Collins 

Ward 15 
John O'Hara 
William T. Conway 
Joseph A. O'Bryan 

Ward 16 
John D. McGivem 
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 
Miohael F. O'Brien 
George Kenney 

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

Ward 80 
Charles T. Harding 
Harry R. Gumming 
William Smith, jr. 

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

Ward SS 
William H. Morgan 
George Penshom 
Bemhard G. Krug 

Ward 23 
George W. Camith 
George W. Smith 
Ward D. Prescott 

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

Ward S5 
Edward C. Webster 
George C. McCabe 
Charles H. Warren 



• Elected for two years t Died June 23, 1909 

t Resigned June 3, 1909 



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



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



Term Ends in 1915 
Walter Ballantyne 
Thomas J. Kenny 
John A. Coulthurst 



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



19 10 

Matob 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD 
City Council 
Walter Ballanttnb, President 
Term Ends in 1912 
James M. Cur ley 
Walter BaUantyne 
Thomas J. Kenny 

19 11 

Match 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD 
City Council 
Walter L. Collins, President 
Term Ends in 1913 
John J. Attridge 
Matthew Hale 
Walter L. Collins 

19 12 

Mayor 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD 
City Council 
John J. Attridge, President 
Term Ends in 1914 
Daniel J. McDonald 
Timothy J. Buckley 
Ernest E. Smith 

19 13 

Mayor 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD 
City Council 
Thomas J. Kenny, President 
Term Ends in 1915 
Walter Ballantyne 
Thomas J. Kenny 
John A. Coulthurst 

19 14 



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



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



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. 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



153 



Term Ends in 1918 
Walter Ballantyne 
John A. Coulthrust 
Henry E. Hagan 



19 15 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob 

CiTT Council 
Geobge 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. Collina 
James A. Watson 



•Councillor Woods died May 3, 1915, and the City Council elected James J. Storrow, 
May 24, to serve in his place for the remainder of the municipal year. 

19 16 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob 

CiTT Council 

Henbt E. Hagan, President 



Term Ends in 1919 


Term Ends in 1918 


Term Ends in 1917 


John J. Attridge 


Walter Ballantyne 


Daniel J. McDonald 


Walter L. Collins 


John A. Coulthurst* 


George W. Coleman 


James J. Storrow 


Henry E. Hagan 


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. 

19 17 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob 
CiTT Council 
James J. Stobrow, President 
Term Ends in 1919 
John J. Attridge 
Walter L. CoUins 
James J. Storrow 



Term Ends in 1918 
Walter Ballantyne 
Henry E. Hagan 
Alfred E. Wellington 



19 18 



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



ANDREW J PETERS, Matob 
CiTT Council 
Waltee 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 



I 9 I 9 



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



ANDREW J. PETERS, Matob 
CiTT Council 
Francis J. W. Fobd, 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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1 920 



Term Ends in 1923 
David J. Brickley 
Franoia J. W. Ford 
Jamea A. WatBon 



ANDREW J. PETERS, Matob 

CiTT Council 

Jambs T. Mobiabtt, President 

Term Ends in 1922 

Walter L. Collins 

John A. Donoghue 

Edward F. McLaughlin 

1 92 1 



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



Term Ends in 1924 
Henry E. Hagan 
Daniel W. Lane 
James T. Moriarty 



ANDREW J. PETERS, Matob 
CiTT Council 
Jambs A. Watson, PretideiU 
Term Ends in 1923 
David J. Brickley 
Francis J, W. Ford 
James A. Watson 

1922 



Term Ends in 1922 
Walter L. Collins 
John A. Donoghua 
Edward F. MoLauglilia 



Term Ends in 1926 
John A. Donoghue 
George F. Gilbody 
William J. Walsh 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob 
CiTT Council 
David J. Bucklbt, President 
Term Ends in 1924 
Henry E. Hagan 
Daniel W. Lane 
James T. Moriarty 

1923 



Term Ends in 1923 
David J. Brickley 
Francis J. W. Ford 
James A. Watson 



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



JAMES M, CURLEY. Matob 
CiTT Council 
Daniel W. Lane, President 
Term Ends in 1925 
John A. Donoghue 
George F. Gilbody 
William J. Walsh 

I 924 



Term Ends in 1924 
Henry E. Hagan 
Daniel W. Lane 
James T. Moriarty 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob 
CiiTT Council 
John A. Donoghue, President 
David J. Brickley 
William C. 8. Healey 
James A. Watson 

1925 



John A. Donoghue 
George F. GUbody 
WiUiam J. Walsh 



Daniel W. Lane 
James T. Moriarty 
Jamea T. PurceU 



JAMES M. CURLEY. Matob 
CiJTT Council 
James T. Mobiabtt, President 
David J. Brickley 
William C. S. Healey 
James A. Watson 



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



CITY GOVERNMENT 



155 



1 926 



llmothey F. Donovan 
Thomas H. Green 
John I. Fitzgerald 
Seth F. Arnold 
Michael J. Mahoney 
Henry Farkman, jr. 
William Q. Lyneh 



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS. Matob 

City Council 
Chablss G. Kbbnb, 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 j 
Horace Guild t^ 
Frederic E. Dowling 
John J. Heffeman 



1927 



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



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Matob 
City Cottncii. 



John J. Hbffbbnan, Preaidmt 
John F. Dowd 
Michael J. Ward 
Walter J. Freeley 
Edward L. Englert 
Herman L. Bush 
Joseph MoGrath 
Israel Ruby 



Thomas W. McMahon 
George F. Gilbody i 4 
Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 
Walter E. Wragg 
Horace Guild 
Charles G. Keene 
Frederic E. Dowling 



1928 



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Matob 



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



CiTT COXTNOIL 

Thouab H. Gbbbn, Pretident 
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. 

Pater J. Murphy 

Peter A. Murray 

Charles G. Keene 

Frederic E. Dowling 

Edward M. Gallagher 



929 



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



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Matob 
CiTT Council 
TiMOTHT F. Donovan, President 
Michael J. Ward 
Roger B. 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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1 930 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob 

CiTT Council 
William G. Lynch, President 
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 



93 i 



Timothy F. Donovan 
Thomas H. Green 
John I. Fitzgerald 
Seth F. Arnold 
Laurence Curtis, 2d 
Michael J. Mahoney 
William G. Lynch 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob 

City Council 
Joseph McGbath, President 
John F. Dowd 
Richard D. Gleason 
Leo F. Power 
Edward L. Englert 
Herman L. Bush 
Israel Ruby 
Francis E. Kelly 



Albert L. Fish 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr 

Clement A. Norton 

Peter A. Murray 

Joseph P. Cox 

James Hein 

Edward M. Gallagher 



I 932 



'William H. Barker 
Thomas H. Green 
John I. Fitzgerald 

'George W. Roberts 
Laurence Curtis, 2d 
George P. Donovan 
William G. Lynch 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

City Council 
Edwabd M. Gallagher, President 



John F. Dowd 
Richard D. Gleason 
Leo F. Power 
Edward L. Englert 
David M. Brackman 
Joseph McGrath 
Israel Ruby 



Albert L. Fish 
Francis E. Kelly 
Thomas Burke 
Clement A. Norton 
Peter A. Murray 
Joseph P. Cox 
James Hein 



1933 



William H. Barker 
Thomas H. Green 
John I. Fitzgerald 
George W. Roberts 
Laurence Curtis, 2d 
'George P. Donovan 
William G. Lynch 



JAMES M, CURLEY, Mayob 
City Council 
Joseph McGrath, 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 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



157 



1934 



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD. Matob 



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



City Council 
John F. Down, President 
Richard D. Gleason 
John J. Doherty 
Edward L. Englert 
David M. Brackman 
Joseph McGrath 
Maurice M. Goldman 
Martin H. Tobin 



Albert L. ^h 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr 

Clement A. Norton 

Peter A. Murray 

James F. Finley 

James E. Agnew 

Edward M. Gallagher 



1935 



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Matob 

City Council 
John I. Fitzgebald. President 
Henry Selvitella Richard D. Gleason 

Thomas H. Green John J. Doherty 

George W. Roberts Edward L. Englert 

Henry L. Shattuck David M. Brackman 

George P. Donovan Joseph McGrath 

John E. Kerrigan Maurice M. Goldman 

John F. Dowd 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 



19 36 



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Matob 



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



CiTT Council 
John I. Fitzgerald, President 
Richard D. Gleason 
John J. Doherty 
James J. Kilroy 
David M. Brackman 
Peter J. Fitzgerald 
Sidney Rosenberg 
Martin H. Tobin 



John J. McGrath 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr 

Clement A. Norton 

Peter A. Murray 

James F. Finley 

James E. Agnew 

Edward M. Gallagher 



937 



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Matob 



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



CiTT Council 
John I. Fitzgebald, President 

Mildred M. Harris 
John J. Doherty 
James J. KUroy 
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. GaUagher 



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1938 



Francis W. Irwin 
William J. Galvin 
John I. Fitzgerald 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
Henry L. Shattuok 
Qeorge A. Murray 
John F. Dowd 



MAURICE. J. TOBIN, Matob 

CiTT Council 
John E. Kbbbioan, Preaideat 

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. SuUivan 



193 9 



Francis W. Irwin 
William J. Galvin 
John I. Fitzgerald 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
Henry L. Shattuok 
John E. Kerrigan 
George F. MoMahon 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Matob 

City Council 
Geobge a. Mubbat, PresidetU 



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. Lanagan 
Theodore F. Lyons 
James E. Agnew 
Maurice H. Sullivan 



1 940 



James S. CoSey 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
Henry L, Shattuok 
Joseph M. Soannell 
Thomas E. Linehan 
William F. Hurley 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Matob 

CiTT Council 
William J. Galvin, PresidetU 



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 



1 94 1 



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



MAURICE J, TOBIN, Matob 

City Council 
William J, Galvin, President 



Daniel F. Sullivan 
William A. Carey 
Edward L. Englert 
Charles I. Taylor 
Edward A. Hutchinson, jr. 
Joseph J. GottUeb 
John B. Kelly 



Philip Austin Fish 
John C. Wiokes 
James J. Goode, jr. 
James M. Langan 
Theodore F. Lyong 
Michael J. Ward 
Maurice H. Sullivan 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



159 



1 942 



James S. CoSey 
Miobael L. Kinsella 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
A. Frank Foster 
Joseph M. Scannell 
William F. Hurley 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 

CiTT Council 
Thomas E. Linehan, President 



Daniel F. Sullivan 
William A. Carey 
Matthew F. Hanley 
Charles I. Taylor 
Thomas J. Hannon, jr. 
Joseph J. Gottlieb 
John B. KeUy 



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



1 943 



James 8. Cofifey 
Michael L. Kinsella 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
A. Frank Foster 
Joseph M. Scannell 
Thomas £. Linehan 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Matob 

City Council 
Thomas J. Hannon, Preaident 



William F. Hurley 
Daniel F. SuUivan 
William A. Carey 
Matthew F. Hanley 
Charles I. Taylor 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick 
John B. Kelly 



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



1 944 



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



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 

City Council 
John E. Kebbioan, President 



Daniel F. Sullivan 
William A. Carey 
Matthew F. Hanley 
Charles I. Taylor 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick 
John B. KeUy 



Philip Austin Fish 
William Joseph Keenan 
Michael Paul Feeney 
Thomas L. McCormack 
Thomas G. J. Shannon 
William F. Dwyer 
Maurice H. Sullivan 



1 945 



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



JOHN E. KERRIGAN, Mayor 

City Council 
John E. Kerrigan. President 



Daniel F. SuUivan 
WiUiam A. Carey 
Matthew F. Hanley 
Charles I. Taylor 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick 
John B. KeUy 



Philip Austin Fish 
William Joseph Keenan 
Michael Paul Feeney 
Thomas L. McCormack 
Thomas G. J. Shannon 
WUliam F. Dwyer 
Maurice H. Sullivan 



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1946 



James S. C!o£fey 
Michael Leo Kinsella 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
James C. Bayley, Jr. 
Joseph M. Soamiell 
Thomas E. Linehan 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob 
City Council 
John B. Kelly, President 
William F. Hurley 
Daniel F. SuUivan 
William A. Carey 
William A. Moriarty 
Milton Cook 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Isadore H. Y. Muchniok 



Philip Austin Fish 
William Joseph Keenaa 
Michael H. Cantwell 
Thomas L. McCormack 
Walter D. Bryan 
Edmund V. Lane 
Edward C. Madden 



1947 



James S. Coffey 
Michael Leo Kinsella 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
James C. Bayley, Jr. 
Joseph M. Scannell 
Thomas E. Linehan 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Matob 
CiTT Council 
John B. Kbllt, President 
WiUiam F. Hurley 
Daniel F. Sullivan 
William A. Carey 
William A. Moriarty 
Milton Cook 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Isadore H. Y. Muohnick 



Philip Austin Fish 
William Joseph Keenan 
Michael H. Cantwell 
Thomas L. McCormack 
Walter D. Bryan 
Edmund V. Lane 
Edward C. Madden 



1 948 



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 

CiTT Council 
Thomas J. Hannon, President 

William F. Hurley 

Daniel F. SuUivan 

WiUiam A. Carey 

PhUip A. Tracy 

MUton Cook 

JuUus Ansel 

Robert J. Ramsey 



John J. Beades 
William Joseph Keenan 
Michael H. CantweU 
Thomas L. McCormack 
Walter D. Bryan 
Edmund V. Lane 
Vincent J. Shanley 



1949 



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 

CiTT Council 
William F. Hublet, President 

Daniel F. Sullivan 

WiUiam A. Carey 

PhiUp A. Tracy 

Milton Cook 

Thomas J. Hannon 

JuUus Ansel 

Robert J. Ramsey 



John J. Beades 
William Joseph Keenan 
Michael H. CantweU 
Thomas L. McCormack 
Walter D. Bryan 
Edmund V. Lane 
Vincent J. Shanley 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



161 



James 8. Coffey 
Michael Leo Kiosella 
George T. Lanigan 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
John E. Yerza 
John B. Wenzler 
* Thomas E. Linehan 
"I" John J. McColgan 



1950 

JOHN B. HYNES, Matob 
Cett Councii. 
William F. Hxiblet, President 
Daniel F. Sullivan 
Francis P. Tracey 
Philip A. Tracy 
Milton Cook 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Julius Ansel 
Robert J. Ramsey 



John J. Beades 
Antbony J. Farin 
Michael H. Cantwell 
Thomas L. MoCormaok 
Walter D. Bryan 
Edmund V. Lane 
Vincent J. Shanley 



* Resigned June 15, 1950. 



t From September 20, 1950 



195 1 



JOHN B, HYNES, Matob 

CiTT Council 

William F. Hublbt, President 



James S. Co£Fey 


f Laurence H. Banks 


John J. Beades 


Michael Leo Kinsella 


Francis P. Tracey 


Anthony J. Farin 


George T. Lanigan 


Philip A. Tracy 


Michael H. Cantwell 


Perlie Dyar Chase 


Milton Cook 


Thomas L. McCormack 


John E. Yerza 


Thomas J. Hannon 


Walter D. Bryan 


John B. Wenzler 


Julius Ansel 


Edmund V. Lane 


John J. McColgan 


Robert J. Ramsey 


Vincent J. Shanley 


• Daniel F. Sullivan 







• To August 6, 1951. t ^^^ August 6, 1951 

Note. — This was the final year of the City Council of twenty-two members elected 
from wards. A City Council of nine members elected at large under the provisions of 
Chapter 452 of the Acts of 1948, commonly known as Plan A, took office on the first 
Monday of January, 1952. 

1952 



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



JOHN B. HYNES, Matob 
CiTT Council 
Gabbibl F. Pibmontb, President 
William F. Hurley 
Francis X. Joyce 
John E. Kerrigan 



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



1953 



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



JOHN B. HYNES, Matob 

CiTT Council 
Fbancis X. Aheabn, President 

William F. Hurley 

Francis X. Joyce 

John E. Kerrigan 



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



' To December 28, 1953. 



f From December 28, 1953. 



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



1954 

JOHN B. HYNES, Matob 

City Council 
Joseph C. White, President 

William F. Hurley 

John E. Kerrigan 

Edward J. McCormack, jr, 



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



1955 



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



JOHN B. HYNES, Matob 

City Council 

William F. Hublet, President 

William F. Hurley 

John E. Kerrigan 

Edward J. McCormack, jr. 



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



FranduB X. Abeam 
John F. Collins 
William J. Foley, jr. 



1956 

JOHN B. HYNES, Matob 

CiTT Council 

Edwabd J. McCoBMACK, JB., President 



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

1957 



Edward F. McLaughl in, jr 
Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Joseph C. White 



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



JOHN B. HYNES, Matob 

CiTT Council 

William J. Foley, Jb., President 

John E. Kerrigan 

Edward J. McCormack, jr. 

Patrick F. McDonough 



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



• To February 18, 1967 



958 



t From February 18, 1957 



fjames S. Coffey 
William J. Foley, jr. 
•Frederick C. Hailer, jr. 
tfPeter F. Hines 



JOHN B. HYNES, Matob 

CiTT Council 

Patbick F. McDonough, President 



Christopher A. lannella 
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, 1958 



t From April 22, 1958 
tt From September 16, 1958 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



163 



1 959 

JOHN B. HYNES, Matob 

CiTT CoUNClIi 

Edwabd F. McLaughlin, Jb., President 



James S. CoSey 
William J. Foley, jr. 
Peter F. Hines 



Christopher A. lannella 
John E. Kerrigan 
Patrick F. McDonough 

1 960 



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



JOHN F. COLLINS, Matoe 

City CouNcri. 

Edwabd F. McLaughlin, Jb., President 



James S. CoSey 
John Patrick Connolly 
William J. Foley, jr. 



Peter F. Hines 
Christopher A. lannella 
John E. Kerrigan 

1961 



Patrick F. McDonough 
Edward F. McLaughlin, jr. 
Joseph C. White 



James S. Coffey 
John Patrick Connolly 
William J. Foley, jr. 



JOHN F. COLLINS, Matob 

CiTT Council 

Patbick F. McDonough, President 



Peter F. Hines 
Christopher A. lannella 
John £. Kerrigan 
tt Frederick C. Langone 

1 962 



Patrick F. McDonough 
•Edward F. McLaughlin, jr. 
t Thomas A. Sullivan 
•• Joseph C. White 



James S. Coffey 
William J. Foley, jr. 
Peter F. Hines 



JOHN F. COLLINS, Matob 

CiTT Council 

Chbistofheb a. Iannella, President 



Christopher A. lannella 
John E. Kerrigan 
Patrick F. McDonough 



Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Thomas A. Sullivan 
John J. Tierney, jr. 



• To January 5, 1961 
•• To April 27, 1961 



James S. Coffey 
William J. Foley, Jr. 
Peter F. Hines 



1963 

JOHN F. COLLINS, Matob 

CiTT Council 

Pbtbb F. Hines, President 

. Christopher A. lannella 

John E. Kerrigan 

Patrick F. McDonough 

1 964 



t From January 9, 1961 
ttFrom May 1 1961 



Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Thomas A. Sullivan 
John J. Tierney, Jr. 



Eatherine Craven 
George F. Foley, Jr. 
William J. Foley, Jr. 



JOHN F. COLLINS, Matob 

CiTT Council 
John J. Tieenbt, Jb., President 
Peter F. Hines 
Barry T. Hynes 
Christopher A. lannella 



John E. Kerrigan 
Frederick C. Langone 
John J. Tierney, Jr. 



164 



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1965 



Katherine Craven 
George F. Foley, Jr. 
William J. Foley, Jr. 



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 
City Council 
John J. Tiebney, Jb., President 
Peter F. Hinee 
Barry T. Hynea 
Chrii^opher A. lannella 



John E. Kerrigan 
Frederick C. Langone 
John J. Tierney, Jr. 



MAYORS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 



165 



Mayors of the City of Boston 

From 1822 to the Present Time 



Namb 



Place and Date of Birth 



Died 



Years of 
Service 



• John Phillips 

• Josiah Qiiincy 

• Harrison Gray Otis 

• Charles Wells 

• Theodore Lyman, jr 

• Samuel T. Armstrong. . . 

• Samuel A. Eliot 

• Jonathan Chapman 

• Martin Brimmer 

• Thomas A. Davis 

• Josiah Quincy, jr 

• John P. Bigelow 

• Benjamin Seaver 

• Jerome V. C. Smith . . . . 

• Alexander H. Rice 

• Frederic W. Lincoln, jr.. 

• Joseph M. Wightman. . . 

• Frederic W. Lincoln, jr.. 

• Otis Norcross 

• Nathaniel B. Shurtleff . . 

• William Gaston 

• Henry L. Pierce 

•§ Leonard B. 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 

•{ Josiah Quincy 

•t Thomas N. Hart 

•j Patrick A. Collins 

•§ Daniel A. Whelton 

•t John F. Fitzgerald 

•f George A. Hibbard. . . . 

•f John F. Fitzgerald 

•K James M. Curley 

•f Andrew J. Peters 

•1[ James M. Curley 

•1 Malcolm E. Nichols. . . 

•IT James M. Curley 

*1[ Frederick W. Mansfield 
•ft Maurice J. Tobin. , 
Jt John E. Kerrigan. . . 
*f James M. Curley . . 

U John B. Hynes 

t John B. Hynes 

tt John B. Hynes 

t John F. Collins 

-ft John F. CoUins 



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 

KiUingly, 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 

(See above) 



May 29, 1823 
July 1, 1864 

28, 1848 

3, 1866 
17, 1849 
26, 1850 

29, 1862 
25, 1848 

AprU 25, 1847 
Nov. 22, 1845 
2, 1882 

4, 1872 
14, 1856 
20, 1879 
22, 1895 
13, 1898 
25, 1885 

(See above) . . . 

Sept. 5, 1882 
17, 1874 
19 1894 
17, 1896 



Oct. 
June 
July 
Mar. 
Jan. 
May 



Nov. 
July 
Feb. 
Aug. 
July 
Sept, 
Jan. 



Oct. 
Jan. 
Dec. 



May 
Mar. 
Aug. 
Oct. 
Dec. 



Feb. 18, 1891 
June 6, 1899 
(See above) . . . 
(See above) . . . 
Dec. 5, 1918 
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 
1871-72.. 2 
1873, lOmo. 
1873, 2 mo. 



1874-76. 
1877.... 
1878. . . . 
1879-81 . 
1882.... 
1883.... 
1884.... 
1885-88. 
1889-90. 
1891-94. 

1895 

1896-99., 
1900-01.. 2 
1902-05, 3i 
1905-3imo. 
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 
I 964-67.. 4 



* Deceased. t Twice elected for two years. 

t Elected for two years. 1 Elected for four years. 

tt Twice elected for four years. § Mayor for balance of unexpired term, 

it Appointed Mayor by Act of Massachusetts Legislature. 
(Appointed Temporary Mayor by Act of Massachusetts Legislature. 
Note. — Andrew J. Peters was the first Mayor not eUgible to succeed himself. 
Special Acts, 1918, Chapter 94. See also Acts 1938, Chapter 300. 



166 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



Note. — From January 6, 1845, to February 27, 1845, or from the close of Mayor 
Brimmer's term of office till the election of his successor, Thomas A. Davis, the Chairman 
of the Board of Aldermen, WUliam Parker, performed the duties of Mayor. 

In the interim between the death of Mayor Davis, on November 22, 1845, and the 
election on December 11, 1845, of his successor, Josiah Quincy, Jr., Benson Leavitt, Chair- 
man of the Board of Aldermen, acted as Mayor. 

There were three baUotings 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 CoUins 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., Sep- 
tember 15, 1905, to January 1, 1906. 

Mayor Tobin, having been elected Governor, resigned January 4, 1945. By ChapterI4 
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. Hjrnel 
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 



Namb 



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) 



15, 
1, 



Scituate Aug. 22, 

Stoughton Mar. 10, 

Scituate July 29, 

Hingham Aug. 

Jaffrey, N. H July 

Sanbornton, N.H.Sept. 19, 

Warren Jan. 18, 

Ireland July 13, 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Vassalboro, Me..May 10, 

Boston June 14, 

Charlestown April 9, 

(See above) 

Sudbury Oct. 11, 

Baltimore, Md,..Nov. 15, 

Dorchester Feb. 15, 

Boston April 26, 

North Attleboro. . July 5, 
(See above) 



1814 
1815 
1817 
1827 
1825 
1825 
1830 
1827 



1829 
1828 
1848 



1840 
1852 
1855 
1846 
1856 



Oct. 30, 1890 
April 29, 1861 
Jan. 25, 1885 
Aug. 27, 1879 
Sept. 18, 1886 
(See above) 
Deo. 11, 1875 
Oct. 10. 1899 
Sept. 6, 1882 
April 27, 1870 
April 11, 1885 
(See above)... 
AprU 13, 1901 
Feb. K\d, 1904 
Aug.-*?' 1, 1882 
Dec. 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 
Deo. 27, 1917 
Sept. 12, 1923 
Aug. 10, 1944 
(See above) 



July 
Oct. 
June 
Aug, 



1855 

1856-67 

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 

1894-96 

1896 



NoTB. — 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 1866. 



PRESIDENTS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 167 

CHAIRMEN OF THE BOABD OF ALDERMEN — Concluded 



Namb 


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 

fCharles Martin Draper. . 
■j-Edward L. Cauley 


Lynn Mar. 26, 1857 

BrookUne Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Feb. 29, 1852 


May 16, 1930 
June 22, 1943 
July 23, 1911 
AprU 5, 1855 
Oct. 3, 1952 
Nov. 27, 1953 
Jan. 25, 1943 
April 19, 1928 
July 9, 1935 
Mar. 15, 1914 
Mar. 16, 1912 


1897-«8 

1898 

1899 


Ireland Feb. 11. 1855 

Boston June 17, 1867 

Boston Jan. 21, 1872 

Dedham Nov. 1,1869 

Charieatown. . .Aug. 8. 1870 
New Orleans, La., Deo. 16, 1858 

Dorchester Deo. 14, 1858 

Plainville, Conn., Feb. 3, 1861 


1900 

1901-04 

1905 

1906 

1906 

1907 


Louis M. Clark 


1908 


Frederick J. Brand 


1909 



Presidents of the Common Council 



Namb 



Place and Date of Birth 





Years of 


Died 


Service 


Deo. 8, 1844 


1822 


Sept. 26. 1855 


1823 


Aug. 21, 1858 


1824-26 


Jmy 4, 1849 


1826-28 


June 12, 1855 


1829 


Mar. 22, 1835 


1830-31 


July 4, 1872 


1832-33 


Nov. 2, 1882 


1834-36 


Mar. 22, 1869 


1837-40 


Sept. 4, 1873 


1841-43 


May 28. 1889 


1844-46 


Jan. 21, 1879 


1846-47t 


Feb. 14, 1856 


1847-49§ 


June 14, 1889 


1850-51 


Julyl 19, 1892 


1852-53 


July 22, 1895 


1854 


June 22, 1905 


1855 


Aug. 23. 1905 


1856-67 


Aug. 24, 1882 


1858 


Feb. 2, 1887 


1859-60 


Oct. 5, 1882 


1861 


Dec. 18, 1892 


1862 


July 27, 1897 


1863-64 


Jan. 21, 1902 


1865 



William Presoott 

John Welles 

Francis Jononnot Oliver. . 
John Biohardson Adan. . . 

Eliphalet Williams 

Benj. Toppan Pickman. . . 

John Presoott Bigelow 

Josiah Quinoy, jr 

Phillip Marett 

Edward Blake 

Peleg Whitman Chandler. 
George StiUman Hillard. . 

Benjamin Seaver 

Francis Brinley 

Henry Joseph Gardner . . . 

Alex. Hamilton Bice 

Joseph Story 

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 Ju.y 8, 1793 

Taunton Mar. 7, 1778 

Salem Sept. 17, 1790 

Groton Aug. 25, 1797 

Boston Jan. 17,1802 

Boston Sept. 25, 1792 

Boston Sept. 28, 1805 

N. Gloucester, Me., Apr. 12, ' 16 
Machias, Me. . .Sept. 22, 1808 

Roxbury April 12, 1795 

Boston Nov. 10, 1800 

Dorchester June 14, 1818 

Newton Aug. 30, 1818 

Marblehead Nov. 11, 1822 

Andover June 22, 1825 

Portsmouth, N. H., Oct. 24, '28 

Boston June 10, 1817 

Haverhill Mar. 5, 1822 

Baltimore, Md.. July 11,1828 
Keene, N. H.. . .Sept. 24, 1825 
Boston July 27, 1826 



t To July 1 § From July 1 

* Perlie A. Dyar from January 25, 1898, to April 1, 1898, and October 1, 1898, to end 

of year. Joseph A. Conry from April, 1898, to October 1, 1898. 

t Charles M. Draper from February 28, 1906, to September 10, 1906. Edward L. 

Cauley from September 10, 1906, to end of year. 



168 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

PRESIDENTS OP THE COMMON COTINCIIi — Conclvded 



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. Whitmore. . . 
Harvey Newton Shepard 
Andrew Jackson Bailey. . 
Charles Edward Pratt. . . 
James Joseph Flynn. . . . 
Godfrey Morse 

John Henry Lee 

Edward John Jenkins. . . 
David Frankhn Barry. . . 
Horace Gwynne AUen. . . 
David Frankhn Barry. . . 
Christopher Francis 

O'Brien 

Joseph Aloysius Conry . . 
Timothy Lawrence Con- 
nolly 

Daniel Joseph Kiley .... 

Arthur Walter Dolan 

William John Barrett. . . 

Leo F. McCullough 

George Cheney McCabe. 



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. . .Deo. 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 6, 1873 



June 22, 1905 
April 6, 1893 
Mar. 31, 1907 
Oct. 29, 1897 
July 11, 1914 
DbC. 13, 1914 

Sepi.. 18, 1915 
AprU 27, 1903 
Jan. 15, 1900 
AprU 6, 1918 
Sept. 24, 1879 
June 14, 1900 
AprU 14, 1936 
Mar. 21, 1927 
Aug. 20, 1898 
Mar. 26, 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 
Deo. 27, 1917 



1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 

1872 

1873-74 

1875 

1876 

1877-78 

1879 

1880 

1881^ 

l881*-82 

1883» 

1883* 

1884 

1885-86 

1887-88 

1889-90 

1891-93 

1894^5 
1896-97 

1898 

1899-1901 

1902-05 

1906-07 

1908 

1909 



1 To October 27. * From October 27. 



* To June 11. * From June Hi 



PRESIDENTS OF THE CITY COUNCIL 



169 



Presidents of the City Council 



Name 



Place and Date of Birth 



Died 



Year of 
Service 



Walter Ballantyne 

Walter Leo Collins 

John Joseph Attridge 

Thomas Joseph Kenny . . . . 
Daniel Joseph McDonald... 

George W. Coleman 

Henry E. Hagan 

James J. Storrow 

Walter Leo Collins 

Francis J. W. Ford 

James T. Moriarty 

James A, Watson 

David J. Brickley 

Daniel W. Lane 

John A. Donoghue 

James T. Moriarty 

Charles G. Keene 

John J. Heffernan 

Thomas H. Green 

Timothy F. Donovan 

William G. Lynch 

Joseph McGrath 

Edward M. Gallagher 

Joseph McGrath 

John F. Dowd 

John I. Fitzgerald 

John I. Fitzgerald 

John I. Fitzgerald 

John E. Kerrigan 

George A. Murray 

William J. Galvin 

William J. Galvin 

Thomas E. Linehan 

Thomas J. Hannon 

John E. Kerrigan 

John E. Kerrigan 

John B. Kelly 

JohnB. Kelly 

Thomas J. Hannon 

William F. Hurley 

William F. Hurley 

William F. Hurley 

Gabriel F. Piemonte 

Francis X. Ahearn 

Joseph C. White 

William F. Hurley 

Edward J. McCormack, Jr, 

William J. Foley, Jr 

Patrick F. MoDonough . . . 
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr . 
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr . 
Patrick F. MoDonough . . . 
Christopher A. lannella. . . 



Peter F. Hines 

John J. Tierney, Jr. 
John J. Tierney, Jr., 



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 Deo. 23, 1882 

Amesbury Sept. 22, 1876 

Boston June 24, 1870 

Boston Mar. 14, 1889 

Boston Dec. 11, 1872 

Boston Aug. 12, 1885 

(See above) 

Gardiner, Me Aug. 6, 1880 

Boston Jan. 27, 1893 

Boston May 11, 1883 

Boston Aug. 21, 1889 

Boston Oct. 20, 1892 

Boston Dec. 20, 1890 

Charlestown Jan. 25, 1877 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 28, 1895 

Boston July 18, 1882 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston Oct. 1,1907 

Boston Sept. 1, 1905 

Boston Jan. 31, 1904 

(See above) 

Boston June 28, 1904 

Boston Dec. 9,1900 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston July 21, 1904 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston Aug. 3, 1895 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston Jan. 28, 1909 

Cohasset Feb. 26, 1917 

Boston Jan. 30, 1898 

(See above) 

Boston Aug. 29, 

Boston Dec. 18, 

Galway, Ireland. .Feb. 6, 

Boston Aug. 18, 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Province of Avel- 

Uno, Italy May 29, 1913 

Boston Nov. 30, 1927 

Boston Feb. 18, 1926 

(See above) 



Sept. 30, 1932 



May 17, 1926 

June 28, 1937 

July 31, 1950 

May 18, 1933 

Mar. 13, 1926 



April 5, 
Dec. 5, 
Oct. 31, 


1950 
1941 
1960 





Feb. 10, 1946 

Aug. 25, 1927 

June 13, 1958 

AprU 21, 1933 



AprU 25, 1943 
Oct. 25, 1961 



Aug. 14, 1961 



1923 
1923 
1925 
1920 



1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 
1916 
1S17 
1918 
1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
1924 
1925 
1926 
1927 
1928 
1929 
1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
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 
1963 
1964 
1935 



Single chamber estabUshed in 1910 (see Chap. 486, Acts of 1909, Sects. 48-51). 



170 



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Orators of Boston 

APPOINTED BT THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES 



For the Anniversary of the 

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 



Boston Massacre, March 6, 1770 

1778 Jonathan WUliams Austin 

1779 WilUam Tudor 

1780 Jonathan Mason, jr. 

1781 Thomas Dawes, jr. 

1782 George Richards Minot 

1783 Dr. Thomas Welsh 



For the Anniversary of National Independence, July 4, 1776 



1783 Dr. John Warren 

1784 Benjamin Hichborn 

1785 John Gardiner 

1786 Jonathan L. Austin 

1787 Thomas Dawes, jr. 

1788 Harrison Gray Otis 

1789 Rev. Samuel Stillman 

1790 Edward Gray 

1791 Thomas Crafts, jr. 

1792 Joseph Blake, jr. 

1793 John Quincy Adams 

1794 John Phillips 

1795 George Blake 

1796 John Lathrop 

1797 John Callender 

1798 Josiah Quincy 

1799 John Lowell, jr. 

1800 Joseph Hall 

1801 Charles Paine 

1802 Rev. WilUam Emerson 

1803 William Sullivan 

1804 Dr. Thomas Danforth 

1805 Warren Dutton 

1806 Francis Dana Channing 

1807 Peter O. Thacher 

1808 Andrew Ritchie, jr. 

1809 William Tudor, jr. 

1810 Alexander Townsend 

1811 James Savage 

1812 Benjamin PoUard 

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 

1 826 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 RusseU 

1852 Rev. Thomas Starr King 

1853 Timothy Bigelow 

1854 Rev. A. L. Stone 

1855 Rev. A. A. Miner 

1856 Edward Griffin Parker 

1857 Rev. WUliam R. Alger 

1858 John S. Holmes 

1859 George Sumner 

1860 Edward Everett 

1861 Theophilus Parsons 

1862 George Ticknor Curtis 

1863 Oliver Wendell Holmes 

1864 Thomas Russell 

1865 Rev. Jacob M. Manning 

1866 Rev. S. K. Lothrop 

1867 Rev. George H. Hepworth 

1868 Samuel Eliot 

1869 Ellis W. Morton 

1870 William Everett 



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171 



ORATOBS OF BOSTON — Concluded 



1871 Horace Binney Sargent 

1872 Charles Francis Adams, jr. 

1873 Rev. John F. W. Ware 

1874 Richard Frothingham 

1875 Rev. James Freeman Clarke 

1876 Robert C. Winthrop 

1877 WiUiam Wu-t 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'NeU 

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. SuUivan 

1905 LeBaron B. Colt 

1906 Timothy W. Coakley 

1907 Rev. Edward A. Horton 

1908 Arthur D. HUl 

1909 Arthur L. Spring 

1910 James H. Wolff 

1911 Charles William Eliot 

1912 Joseph C. Pelletier 

1913 GrenviUe S. MacFarland 

1914 Rev. James A. Supple 

1915 Louis D. Brandeis 

1916 Joe Mitchell Chappie 

1917 Daniel J. Gallagher 

1918 WilUam H. P. Faunce 

1919 Charles Ambrose DeCourcy 

1920 Jacob L. Wiseman 

1921 Lemuel H. Murlin 



1922 Jeremiah E. Burke 

1923 Rev. Charles W. Lyons 

1924 Rev. Dudley H. Ferrell 

1925 Thomas H. Dowd 

1926 Andrew J. Peters 

1927 Wilham 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 Paris 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. CoughUn 

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 

1962 Erwin D. Canham 

1963 General James M . Gavin 

1964 Louis Lyons 
1955 Alexander Br in 



Index. 



Page 
A 

-Administrative Services Department . 49-52 

Aldermen, Chairmen of the Board of, 1855 to 1909 . 166, 167 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with Plan A Charter) . . . 14-41 

Appeal, Board of (Building Dept.) 57, 58 

Ajt Commission (Administrative Services Dept.) . . . . 51, 52 

Assessing Department 52-54 

Board of Review 53, 54 

Attendance, Supervisors of (School Committee) . . . . 114 

Auditing Department 54, 55 

Auditorium Commission I34 



B 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 59-61 

Births, Registrar of (Health Dept.) 69 

. Boards and Commissions of the City (alphabetical list) : 

Art Commission 51, 52 

Auditorium Commission 134 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 59-61 

Boston Housing Authority 123, 129 

Boston Redevelopment Authority 129-133 

City Hospital Trustees 72, 73 

Finance Commission 116, 117 

Franklin Foundation Members 119-121 

Government Center Commission 135, 136 

Library Trustees 73 

Public Health Coxmcil 6S, 69 

Public Welfare, Overseers of the 104 

School Buildings 115-116 

School Committee 110 

Sinking Funds, Board of Commissioners of ... . 102 

White Fund Trustees 121 

Zoning Adjustment, Board of 62 

Zoning Commission 62 

Boston City Record (official weekly of City) ... 34, 39, 40, 49 

Boston Housing Authority 125, 126 

Boston Metropolitan District 137 

Boston, origin and growth of 4, 5 

Boston Redevelopment Authority 123-129 

Boston Retirement Board 99,100 

Bridge Division (transferred to Highway Division, Public Works 

Dept.) 97 

(172) 



INDEX — B-C 173; 

Page 
Brighton (Wards 21 and 22) : 

Municipal Court of 145 

Public Schools in Ill 

Budgets, Supervisor of 49, 50 

Building Code 55, 56 

Building Department 55-63 

Board of Appeal 57, 58 

Board of Examiners 58 

Committee on Licenses 58 

Zoning Commission (Building Dept.) 62, 63 

C 

Charlestown (Ward 2) : 

Municipal Court of 145- 

Public Schools in Ill 

City Charter 14-41 

City Clerk Department 63 

City Council of 1965 11, 13, 164 

Committees of 13 

Officers of . . ^ 12 

President of . . » 11, 167, 168 

City CouncU, Presidents of, 1910-1965 167,168 

City Government, 1965 11 

City Governments, 1909 to 1965 150-169 

City Hospital 70, 71 

City Messenger (City Coimcil) 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) 4& 

City Seal, origin of and present form 2, 3 

City Solicitor, office of, abolished 72 

Civil Defense Department 64, 65 

Clerk of Committees (City Council) 12 

Collecting Division (Treasury Dept.) 102 

Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate 99> 

Committee on Licenses (in Building Department) .... 58 
Common Council: 

Presidents of, 1822-1909 167, 168 

Conveyancers, City (Law Dept.) 72 

Corporation Counsel (Law Dept.) 71, 72^ 

County of Suffolk: 

Auditor 14& 

Commissioners 140' 



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Page 

Court House Commission 140 

District Attorney 141 

Treasurer 140 

Courts and OflBcers of: 

Land Court 141 

Register of Deeds 142 

Sheriff 142 

Credit Union, City of Boston 136, 137 

D 

Deaths, Registrar of (Health Dept.) 69 

Deeds, Register of (Suffolk Coimty) 142 

Departments of the City (alphabetical list) : 

Administrative Services 49-52 

Assessing 52-54 

Auditing 54, 55 

Building 55-63 

City Clerk 63 

City Planning (Abolished, see Stat. 1960, Chap. 652, Sect. 12) 

Civil Defense 64, 65 

Election 65, 66 

Fire 66, 67 

Health 67-70 

Hospital 70, 71 

Law 71, 72 

Library 72-77 

Licensing Board 117-118 

Parks and Recreation 78-92 

Penal Institutions 93 

Police 93-96 

Public Works 96-98 

Real Property 93, 99 

Retirement Board 99, 100 

Traffic 100, 101 

Treasury 100-103 

Veterans' Services 103, 104 

Welfare 104, 105 

District Attorney (Suffolk County) 141 

Assistants 141 

Dorchester (Wards 13-17): 

Municipal Court of 145 

Public Schools in Ill 

E 

East Boston (Ward 1) : 

District Court of 145 

Public Schools in Ill 



INDEX B-L 175 



Paqb 

Election Department 65, 66 

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 116,117 

Fire Department, with officials, etc 65, 66 

Firemen's Relief Fund 67 

Fourth of July Orators appointed by City Government . 170, 171 

Franklin Foundation 119-121 

Franklin Institute of Boston 121 

a 

Government Center Commission 135, 136 

Government of Boston, 1961 11 

Government of Boston, Members of, 1909-1965 . . . 150-163 

H 

Health Department 67-70 

Highway Division (Public Works Dept.) 71 

Hospital Department (City Hospital) 70, 71 

Long Island Hospital 71 

Sanatorium Division 71 

House of Correction, Deer Island 93 

Housing Authority, Boston 123-129 

Housing Inspection Department 138, 193 

Hyde Park (Ward 18, part): 

Municipal Court of (with West Roxbury) .... 146 
Public Schools in Ill 

I 

Insolvency and Probate, Court of 143, 144 

J 

Jailer and Sheriff (Suffolk County) 142 

Jamaica Plain (Ward 19): 

Public Schools in Ill 

July Fourth, Orators appointed by the City . . . . 170, 171 

Justices of Municipal Courts 144-146 

Juvenile Court 146 

L 

Land Court (Suffolk County) 141 

Law Department 71, 72 

Library Department 72-77 

Central and Branch Libraries of 72-75 

Officials and Trustees of 72, 73 



176 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Page 

Trust funds, appropriation, etc 77 

Volumes, number belonging and circulated .... 77 
License and Permit Fees: 

Board of Examiners (Building Dept.) 58 

Public Works Dept 96-98 

Licenses, Committee on (Building Dept.) 59 

Licensing Board, Boston 117, 118 

Licensing Division, Mayor's Office (Amusement Licenses) . . 49 

Long Island Hospital (Hospital Dept.) 71 

M 

Maintenance Branch (Public Works Dept.) 97 

Markets, Faneuil and Quincy Markets (in charge of Assistant 

Commissioner of Real Property) 99 

Marriage Certificates, Licenses (Registry Division, Health Dept.) 69 
Mayor: 

City Record (Editorial Office) 49 

Office, staff of 49 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 1965 165 

Medical Examiners (Suffolk County) 149 

Mortuaries (Suffolk County) 149 

Municipal Court: 

Boston Proper 144 

Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Roxbury . 145 

Justices of (regular and special) 144-146 

Probation Officers of 147, 148 

South Boston, West Roxbury 146 

O 

Old South Association 137 

Orators of Boston since 1771 170, 171 

Overseers of PubUc Welfare .104,105 

Temporary Home and Wayfarers' Lodge in charge of . . 105 

P 

Parks and Recreation Department 78-92 

Commissioners and chief officials of 78 

Penal Institutions Department 93 

Pensions for retired teachers 115 

Personnel, Supervisor of 49, 50 

Plan A Charter 14-41 

Police Department 93-96 

Commissioner and chief officials of 93 

Police Listing Board 96 

Printing Section (Purchasing Division) 50 



INDEX — P-S 177 

Pagb 

Probate and Insolvency, Court of 143, 144 

Probation Officers (Sufifolk County) 147 

Public Buildings (in charge of Assistant Commissioner of Real 

Property) 99 

Public Health Council 68, 69 

Public Improvement Commission (Public Works Dept.) . . 98 

Public Library (Library Dept.) 72-77 

Public Safety Commission (Administrative Services Dept.) . . 52 

Public Works Department 96 

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 97, 98 

Purchasing Agent 49, 50 

Printing Plant 50 

R 

Real Estate, Committee on Foreclosed 99 

Real Property Department 98 

Redevelopment Authority, Boston 129-133 

Refuse, removal of 97 

Register of Deeds (Suffolk County) 142 

Registry Division (Health Dept.) 69 

City Registrar of births, marriages and deaths ... 69 

Retirement Board, Boston 99, 100 

Roslindale (Wards 20 and 21): 

Public Schools in Ill 

Roxbury (Wards 8-12): 

Municipal Coiu-t of 144 

Public Schools in Ill 

S 

Sanitary Division (Public Works Dept.) 97 

School BuUdings, Department of 16 

School Committee 110 

Department of, with officials Ill 

Elementary and Intermediate School districts . . . . Ill 

High and Latin Schools Ill 

Industrial and special schools 113, 114 

Pensions and retirement fimds for teachers .... 115 

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 142 



178 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Paob 

Sinking Funds, Board of Commissioners of 102 

South Boston (Wards 6 and 7): 

Municipal Court of 146 

Public Schools in Ill 

South End (Wards 3, 4, 9): 

Public Schools in Ill 

Suffolk County (County of Suffolk) 140-149 

Superior Court, justices and clerks of 143 

Supreme Judicial Court, justices and clerks of 142 

T 

Traffic and Parking Commission, Boston 100, 101 

Treasury Department 101, 103 

Collecting Division . . 102 

Treasury Division 102 



V 

Various City, County and State OflBcials 108, 109 

Veterans' Graves and Registration, Supervisor of . . . . 104 
Veterans' Services Department 103, 104 

W 

Water Division (Public Works Dept.) 97 

Water used in 1963 average gallons daily 97-98 

Weights and Measures Division (Health Dept.) . . . . 71, 72 

Welfare Department 104, 105 

West Roxbury (Wards 19 and 20): 

Municipal Court of 144 

Public Schools in Ill 

White Fund, George Robert . . . . . . . 121-123 

Y 

Youth Activities Commission . 139 

Z 

Zoning Commission (Building Dept.) 62, 63 

Members of 62 

Zoning Regulations 63 



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