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BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

FOR 196a-1969 






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SEAL OF THE CITY 

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BOSTON 



BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 




THE CITY SEAL 
As it appeared prior to 1827 

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

The seal as it first appeared is shown above. 

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

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



[ MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

ORIGIN AND GROWTH OF BOSTON 



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

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

Boston was the first town in Massachusetts to become 
a city. It was incorporated February 23, 1822, by 
St. 1821, c. 110, adopted by the voters March 4, 1822. 
This act Was revised by St. 1854, c. 448; amended by 
St. 1885, c. 266, again by St. 1909, c. 486, and again by 
St. 1948, c. 452 as amended by St. 1951, c. 376. 

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

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ORIGIN AND GROWTH OP BOSTON O 

when "Mount Woollaston" was set off as Braintree, 
Boston exercised jurisdiction over a territory of at least 
40,000 acres. Within its present limits there are 30,598 
a,cres, including fiats 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 pubhc hospital." This 
tract was sold by the City April 6, 1833, for $4,200. _ 

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

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

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

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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 biennium 1968-1969, the ex- 
pense of said register to be charged to the appropriation for 
City Documents. 

In City Council May 27, 1969. Passed. 
Approved by the Mayor May 29, 1969. 
Attest: 

J. M. DUNLEA, 

City Clerk. 




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MAYOR OF BOSTON 





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PRESIDENT BOSTON CITY COUNCIL 1969 



[Document 42 — 1969.] 

CITY OF BOSTON 

MUNICIPAL REGISTER 
FOR 1968-1969 

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 

1968 — 1969 



8 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



Contents 



Page 

Introduction , 9, 10 

The City Government, 1968-1969 11 

Officers of the City Council 12 

Committees of the City Council 13-15 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with Plan A charter) ... 16- 43 

Officials in charge of executive departments, term, etc. . . 45- 47 

Notes of executive departments, lists of officials, term, etc. . 49- 104 

Various City, County and State officials, term, etc. . . . 105- 107 
Various departments, commissions, courts, etc., lists of officials, 

term, etc 108- 151 

Members of City Government, 1909—1968-1969 . . . 153- 168 

Mayors of Boston, 1822—1968-1969 169 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen, 1855-1909 .... 170- 171 

Presidents of the Common Council, 1822-1909 .... 171- 172 

Presidents of the City Council, 1910-1969 173 

Orators of Boston, 1771-1969 174- 175 

Index 176-183 



INTRODUCTION 



INTRODUCTION 



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

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. 






THOMAS I. ATKI NS GARRETT M. BYRN E W I LL i AM J . FOLEY, Jr. 



CITY COUNCIL 







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FREDERIC J. ODONNELL 
ASS'T city CLERK 



JOSEPH M. DUNLEA 
CITY CLERK 



ASSISTANT CLERK 
OF COMMITTEES 



FRANK MASURET 
CITY MESSENGER 



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BOSTON CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER 1968-1969 



CITY GOVERNMENT 11 

GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 

1968-1969 



KEVIN H. WHITE, Mayor 

Residence, 
158 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston 



BOSTON CITY COUNCIL, 1968-1969 

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

GERALD F. O'LEARY, President 
1110 Morton Street, Dorchester 

Thomas I. Atkins 
6 Crestwood Park, Roxbury 

Garrett M. Byrne 
14 Crandall Street, Roslindale 

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

John E. Kerrigan 
213 West Eighth Street, South Boston 

Frederick C. Langone 
220 Hanover Street, Boston 

Patrick F. McDonough 
11 Barrington Road, Dorchester 

John L. Saltonstall, Jr. 
79 Pinckney Street, Boston 

Joseph F. Timilty 
53 Maryknoll Street, Dorchester 

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



12 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

OFFICERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL 

CLERK 

Joseph M. Dunlea 

ASSISTANT CLERK 

Frederic J. O'Donnell 

STAFF DIRECTOR 

Joseph J. Brogna 

The Staff Director 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, 
and has charge of the City Hall Reference Library. 

CLERK OF COMMITTEES 

Francis W. Leavey 

The Clerk of Committees acts as the clerk of aU committees of the City 
Council, and keeps the records of their meetings. 

ASSISTANT CLERK OF COMMITTEES 

The Assistant Clerk of Committees assists the Clerk of Committees 
in the performance of his duties. 

CITY MESSENGER 

Frank Masuret 

CHAPLAIN 

Rt. Rev. Christopher P. Griffin 

CHIEF OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 

Francis X. Joyce 

LIBRARIAN 

Nicholas J. DiMella 

RECEPTIONIST 

Frances Winn 

OFFICIAL REPORTER OF PROCEEDINGS 

Elvira Johnson 



CITY COUNCIL 13 

STANDING COMMITTEES OF CITY COUNCIL 
1968 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

All the members, Councillor McDonough, Chairman, Councillor Kerrigan, 

Vice-Chairman. 



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

Appropriations and Finance: Councillors Langone, Timilty, Atkins, 
Byrne, Kerrigan, O'Leary, Saltonstall. 

Claims: Councillors McDonough, Saltonstall, Byrne, Kerrigan, Timilty. 

Confirmations: Councillors Atkins, Saltonstall, Kerrigan, Timilty, 
McDonough. 

Legislation and Home Rule: Councillors Saltonstall, O'Leary, 
Byrne, Atkins, Langone. 

Licenses: Councillors Langone, Kerrigan, McDonough, Timilty, 
Byrne. 

Ordinances and Resolutions: Councillors Timilty, O'Leary, Byrne, 
Langone, Atkins. 

Penal Matters: Councillors O'Leary, Atkins, Kerrigan, McDonough, 
Langone. 

Public Health: Councillors Byrne, Timilty, O'Leary, Atkins, Kerrigan. 

Public Housing: Councillors Kerrigan, O'Leary, Timilty, Atkins, 
Saltonstall. 

Public Lands: Councillors Langone, Byrne, Saltonstall, McDonough, 
Atkins. 

Public Services: Councillors Timilty, Byrne, Kerrigan, O'Leary, 
Atkins. 

Public Welfare: Councillors Atkins, Saltonstall, O'Leary, Byrne, 
McDonough, 

Rules: Councillors Saltonstall, Kerrigan, Langone, McDonough, 
Timilty, Atkins, Foley. 

Urban Renewal: Councillors Atkins, McDonough, Timilty, O'Leary, 
Langone, Kerrigan, Byrne. 



OFFICERS 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 




JOSEPH M. DUNLEA 
City Clerk 





JOSEPH J . BROGNA 
City Mes se nger 



CITY COUNCIL 15 

STANDING COMMITTEES OF CITY COUNCIL 
1969 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

All the members, Councillor McDonough, Chairman, CouncUlor Foley, 

Vice-Chairman. 



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

Appropriations and Finance: Comicillors Langone, Atkins, Timilty, 
Kerrigan, Byrne, Saltonstall, Foley. 

Claims: Councillors Timilty, Atkins, McDonough, Kerrigan, Byrne. 

Confirmations: Councillors Saltonstall, Langone, Timilty, Kerrigan, 
Byrne. 

Legislation and Home Rule: Councillors McDonough, Saltonstall, 
Foley, Byrne, Kerrigan. 

Licenses: Councillors Foley, Timilty, Kerrigan, McDonough, Langone. 

Ordinances and Resolutions: Councillors Langone, McDonough, 
Kerrigan, Atkins, Byrne. 

Penal Matters: Councillors Timilty, Kerrigan, Byrne, Langone, 
McDonough. 

Public Health: Councillors Byrne, Atkins, Timilty, McDonough, 
Kerrigan. 

Public Housing: Councillors Atkins, Kerrigan, Saltonstall, Foley, 
Timilty. 

Public Lands: Councillors Kerrigan, Foley, Saltonstall, Langone, 
McDonough. 

Public Services: Councillors Byrne, Timilty, Atkins, Kerrigan, 
McDonough. 

Public Welfare: Councillors Atkins, Saltonstall, Foley, Timilty, 
Kerrigan. 

Rules: Councillors Foley, McDonough, Kerrigan, Byrne, Saltonstall, 
Langone, O'Leary. 

Urban Renewal: Councillors Saltonstall, McDonough, Atkins, Ker- 
rigan, Langone, Byrne, Timilty. 



16 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 plana 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 17 

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 office. 

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

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

Plan A. Government by Mayor, City Council, and School Com- 
mittee, Elected at Large with Preliminary Elections 
(Plan A was adopted by the voters of the City of Boston at the Municipal, 
Election held November 8, 1949, Yes, 146,163, No, 73,882.) 

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

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

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



18 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, inabihty 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 
quaUfied. 

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 quaUfied. 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 mavor is elected and ending at the time he takes office. 

Sect. 13A. The mayor shall be paid an annual salary of twenty 
thousand dollars or such other sum as may from time to time be fixed by 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 19 

ordinance. The mayor shall not receive for his services any other com- 
pensation or emolument whatever; nor shall he hold any other oflBce of 
emolument under the city government. 

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

Sect. 15.* If at any time a vacancy occurs in the city council from 
any cause, the city clerk shall forthwith notify the city council thereof; and 
within fifteen days after such notification, the remaining city councillors 
shall choose, as city councillor for the unexpired term, whichever of the 
defeated candidates for the office of city councillor at the regular municipal 
election at which city councillors were elected for the term in which the 
vacancy occurs, who are eligible and willing to serve, received the highest 
number of votes at such election, or, if there is no such defeated candidate 
eligible and willing to serve, a registered voter of the city duly qualified 
to vote for a candidate for the office of city councillor. If at a regular 
municipal election there is a failure to elect a city councillor or if a person 
elected city councillor at such an election resigns or dies before taking 
office, the city clerk shall, as soon as conveniently may be after the re- 
maining city councillors-elect take office, notify the city council of such 
failure to elect, resignation or death; and within fifteen days after such 
notification, the members thereof shall choose, as city councillor for the 
unexpired term, whichever of the defeated candidates for the office of city 
councillor at such election, who are eligible and willing to serve, received 
the highest number of votes at such election, or, if there is no such defeated 
candidate efigible and willing to serve, a registered voter of the city duly 
quaUfied 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.t Every city councillor shall be paid an annual salary of five 
thousand doUars; 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 shaU 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. 

t At present, president thirteen thousand dollars, other councillors 
twelve thousand five hundred dollars, under Rev. Ord. 1961, c. 2A, s, 1. 
Passed pursuant to G. L., c. 39, s. 6A. 



20 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. 17A. The mayor may, whenever in his judgment the good of 
the city requires it, summon a meeting or meetings of the city council 
although said 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 councU, 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 21 

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 as he may deem to be for the welfare of the city. The 
city councU shall consider each ordinance 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 pre- 
vent 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, 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 to be paid for the 
purchase of land, or the amount of loans, or altering the disposition of 
purchase money or of the proceeds of loans shall be made at the time of 
the second reading and vote. If a petition signed by three city councillors 
requesting that action be taken forthwith upon a loan order presented by 
the mayor is filed in the office of the city clerk not earlier than fourteen 
■days after the presentation of such loan order, action shall be taken by 
the yeas and nays on the question of the adoption of such loan order at 
the next meeting of the council, or, if one vote has already been taken 
thereon, at the next meeting after the expiration of the required interval 
after such vote; provided, that such action thereon has not sooner been 
taken or such loan order has not been withdrawn 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 lelating thereto 
at a meeting to be held not earlier than one week from the date of the 

*Sect. i7E, as amended by St. 1966, c. 642, s. 14. 



22 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

receipt of said questions, in which case the mayor shall personally, or 
through a head of a department or a member of a board, attend such 
meeting and publicly answer all such questions. The person so attending 
shall not be obliged to answer questions relating to any other matter. 
The mayor at any time may attend and address the city council in person 
or through the head of a department, or a member of a board, upon such 
subject as he may desire. 

Sect. 17G. Except as otherwise provided in chapter four hundred and 
eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine, neither the city council 
nor any member, committee, officer or employee thereof shall directly or 
indirectly on behalf of the city or of the county of Suffolk take part in the 
employment of labor, the making of contracts, or the purchase of materials, 
supplies or real estate; nor in the construction, alteration, or repair of 
any public works, buildings, or other property; nor in the care, custody, 
or management of the same; nor in the conduct of the executive or ad- 
ministrative business of the city or county; nor in the appointment or 
removal of any city or county employee; nor in the expenditure of public 
money except such as may be necessary for the contingent and incidental 
expenses of the city council. Any person violating any provision of this 
section shaU 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 
shaU, 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 St. 1952, c. 190. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 23 

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

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



Nomination and Election Provisions Under Plan A and 
Plan D 

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

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

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



24 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
CITY OF BOSTON 

Statement of Candidacy 
I, (name with first or middle name in full), under the pains and penal- 
ties of perjury declare that I reside at (street and number, if any) in Ward 
(number) of the City of Boston; that I am a registered voter of said City 
duly qualified to vote for a candidate for the office hereinafter mentioned; 
that I am a candidate for nomination for the office of (Mayor or City 
Councillor or School Committeeman); that I request that my name be 
printed as such candidate on the official ballot to be used at the prehminary 
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 tbe title, as hereinafter given, of such office, 
preceded, if the candidate is the then incumbent thereof, bv 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 co inlei as one 
tDord)", as the case may be For the purposes of such statt^raent, the 
titles of the elective pubhc offices which mav be stated shall be deemed 
to be as follows: — city councillor, school committeeman, raavor, district 
attorney, sheriff, register of deeds, register of probate, county clerk of 
superior (criminal) court, county clerk of superior (civil) court, county 
clerk of supreme judicial court, state representative, state senator, gov- 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 



25 



ernor'8 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 Jive 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 
Janu^try 1, 19 . 

(If registered after above 
date, residence when 
registered) 



Ward 



Pre- 
cinct 



Present Residence 



26 



MUNICIPAL BEGISTBR 



The Commonwealth op 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. 



I4ambb and Addbssses of Pbbsons 
CiHCDLATiNG This Sheet 


Numbers of Lines Upon Which 
Appear Signatures as to Which 


Name 


Address 


Certification is Made Hereby 









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

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 quaUfied to vote for such candidate 
at such election. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 27 

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 
Domination 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 pfitition 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 petit ions not containing 
names certified pursuant to this section, to the number required by said 
section fifty-six, shall be invalid. The election commissioo shall complete 
the certification required by this section at or before five o'clock in the 
afternoon on the thirty-fourth day preceding the prehminary election. 



28 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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

Sect. 57B.* Any candidate may withdraw his name from nomination 
by a request signed and duly acknowledged by him; provided, however, 
that all withdrawals shall be filed with the election commission at or 
before five o'clock in the afternoon on the twenty-eighth day preceding 
the prehminary election. If a candidate so withdraws his name from 
nomination before five o'clock in the afternoon of the twenty-ninth day 
preceding the prehminary election, or is found to be inehgible 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 cf 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 prehminary 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 prehminary 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 
such candidate, if living, would be deemed under either section fifty- 
seven C or sixty-one to have been nominated for the ofiice 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 labelhi for use at such election, if not pre- 

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



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 29 

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

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

Sect. 57C. On the first day, other than a legal holiday or Saturday 
or Sunday, following the expiration of the time for filing withdrawals and 



30 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 oflBcial 
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 preUminary 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 
preUminary election for the purpose of nominating candidates therefor 
shall be dispensed with. 

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

OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL 
ELECTION BALLOT 

Candidates for nomination for the offices of in the 

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

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

Sect. 59. At every preUminary 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 31 

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 sHp 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, pubUsh 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 



32 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 ta 
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 33 

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 sub- 
mit 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 an 3^ item in, 
nor the total of, a budget, nor add anj'' item thereto, nor shall it originate 
a budget. Not later than the first Monday in AprU the city council shall 
take definite action on the annual budget by adopting, reducing or reject- 
ing it, and in the event of their failure so to do the items and the appro- 
priation orders in the budget as recommended by the mayor shall be in 
effect as if formallj^ adopted by the city council and approved by the 
mayor. The city council shall take definite action on any supplementary 
appropriation order for the public facilities department by adopting, 
reducing or rejecting it within sixty days after it is filed with the city clerk; 
and in the event of their failure so to do, such supplementary appropria- 
tion order as submitted 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 department or office under their 
charge, which estimates shall be transmitted to the city council. 

Sect. SA.f In the period after the expiration of any fiscal year, and 
before the regular appropriations have been made by the city council and 
the school committee, city and county 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 

* Sect. 3 as amended by St. 1924, c. 479, Sect. 2, St. 1941, c. 604, Sect. 1, 
and St. 1966, c. 642, Sect. 10. 

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



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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 
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 cf 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 coimty 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. 194^, 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 35 

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 or registration to a similar office or 
position with similar status in any new department or agency, or division 
of either, thereby created or in any department or agency, or division 
of either, not thereby abolished; and every such person shall upon such 
reappointment, retain all rights to retirement with pension that shall 
have accrued or would thereafter accrue to him; and his services shall be 
deemed to have been continuous to the same extent as if such abolition 
had not taken place. As used in this section, the term "agency" shall 
be construed to mean any office in charge of a board or officer not subject 
to the direction of a department head. Nothing in this section shall 
authorize any action in conflict with the civil service laws or rules ex- 
cept as expressly provided herein; nor shall any by-law or ordinance made 
under this section afl'ect 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. 



36 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 courty of Suffolk 
take part in the employment of labor, the making of contracts, the 
purchase of materials, supplies or real estate; nor in the construction^ 
alteration, or repair of any public works, buildings, or other property; 
nor in the care, custody, and management of the same ; nor in the conduct 
of the executive or administrative business of the city or county; nor in 
the appointment or removal of any municipal or county employee; nor in 
the expenditure of public money except such as may be necessary for the 
contingent and incidental expenses of the city council. . . . 

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

A violation of any provision of this section shall render the contract in 
respect to which such violation occurs voidable at the option of the city or 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 37 

•county, Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by im- 
prisonment for not more than one year, or both. . . . 

The Executive Department 

Sect. 9. All heads of departments and members of municipal boards, 

including the board of street commissioners, as their present terms of 

office expire (but excluding the school committee and those officials by 

law appointed by the governor), shall be appointed by the mayor without 

confirmation by the city council. They shall be recognized experts in 

such work as may devolve upon the incumbents of said offices, or 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.t The Mayor may remove any head of a department or mem- 
ber 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 affect the action taken 
unless the mayor so determines. The provisions of this section shall not 
apply to the school committee, the public facilities commission, or any 
official by law appointed by the governor. 

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

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

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

t Sect. 14 as amended by St. 1966, c. 642, S. 11. 



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

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

The Finance Commission 

Sect. 17. Within sixty days after the passage of this act the governor 
with the advice and consent of the council shall appoint a finance com- 
mission to consist of five persons, inhabitants of and qualified voters in 
the city of Boston, who shall have been such for at least three years prior 
to the date of their appointment, one for the term of five years, one for 
four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for one year, 
and thereafter as the terms of office expire in each year one member for a 
term of five years. Vacancies in the commission shall be filled for the 
unexpired term by the governor with the advice and consent of the council. 
The members of said commission may be removed by the governor with 
the advice and consent of the council for such cause as he shall deem 
sufficient. The chairman shall be designated by the governor. His 
annual salary shall be five thousand dollars, which shall be paid in monthly 
instalments by the city of Boston. The other members shall serve without 
pay. 

Sect. 18. It shall be the duty of the finance commission from time to 
time to investigate any and all matters relating to appropriations, leans, 
expenditures, accounts, and methods of administration afi'ecting 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 39 

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 
eighty thousand dollars, or such additional sums as may be appropri- 
ated for the purpose by the city council and approved by the mayor. A 
sum sufficient to cover the salary of the chairman of the commission and 
the further sum of at least eighty 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 office for the term for 
which he has been elected, and thereafter until his successor is chosen and 
qualified. In the year nineteen hundred and eleven, and every third 
year thereafter, a city clerk shall be elected by a majority of the members 
of the city council, to hold office until the first Monday in February in the 
third year following his election, and thereafter until his successor has 
been duly chosen and qualified, unless sooner removed by due process of 
law. . . . 

The Citt 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, St. 1961, 0. 40, and St. 1965, c. 894. 



40 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

before him in such form as he may prescribe as to the accuracy of such 
account or claim. The wilful making of a false oath shall be perjury 
and punishable as such. The auditor may disallow and refuse to pay, in 
whole or in part, any claim on the ground that it is fraudulent or imlawful 
and in that case he shall file a written statement of his reasons for the 
refusal. 

Sect. 24. Whenever, in response to an advertisement by any officer or 
board of the city or county, a bid for a contract to do work or furnish 
materials is sent or delivered to said officer or board, a duplicate of the 
same shall be 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 fiu-nish 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 coimcil 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 officer, director, or agent. 
Nothing herein shall apply to transit bonds of the city of Boston issued 
under the provisions of the several acts authorizing the construction of 
tunnels and subways in said city by the Boston Transit Commission, and 
said bonds may be issued as heretofore and secured by sinking fund. 

Sect. 27.t Every officer and board in charge of a department of the 
city of Boston or county of Suffolk shall, on or before the sixth day of 

* Sect. 26 as amended by 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 41 

February in each year, prepare and furnish to the city auditor a list of 
the officials and employees under said officer or board and paid by the 
city or county on the first day of such February. Such list shall give the 
name, residence by street and ward, designation, compensation, and date 
of election or appointment of each of said officials and employees and the 
date when each first entered the employ of the city or county. It shall 
be the duty of the city auditor to verify said lists by the pay rolls and to 
keep a copy of said lists open for public inspection, and to prepare and 
publish in the City Record on 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 over the same, including the location of con- 
duits, poles, and posts for telephone, telegraph, street railway, or illumi- 
nating purposes, is hereby vested in the board of street commissioners, to 
be exercised by said board with the approval in writing of the mayor; and 
the mayor and city council shall have authority to fix by ordinance the 
terms by way of cash payment, rent, or otherwise, upon which permits or 
licenses for the storage of gasoline or oil, or other inflammable substances 
or explosive compounds, and the construction or use of coal holes, vaults, 
bay windows, and marquises, in, under, or over the public ways shall be 
issued. 

Sect. 29.* Within ninety days after the passage of this act and there- 
after there shall be pubhshed 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. 



42 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

number and compensation of employees in each department, shall be 
published in the City Record. Failure to publish in such newspaper or 
nevspapers 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 communicatioas from 
the mayor, shall be pubHshed in the City Record; provided, that the sub- 
stance of debates by and among the members of the city council shall not 
be so pubhshed 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.t Without obtaining the consent of any other board or officer 
or further authority than that contained in this act, the public facilities 
commission, in the name of the city, may acquire by purchase, lease, gift, 
devise or otherwise for any municipal purpose a fee simple absolute or any 
lesser interest in any land, public or private, within the limits of the city, 
including air rights and riparian rights, and may take by eminent domain 
under chapter seventy-nine or chapter eighty A of the General Laws any 
such fee or interest except in parks and playgrounds and except also, 
unless there be express consent, in lands belonging to or covered by con- 
tract with the United States, the commonwealth, the Boston Housing 
Authority or the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Whenever the price 
proposed to be paid for any land to be acquired for any municipal purpose 
is more than twenty-five percent higher than its average assessed valuation 
during the previous three years, such land shall not be acquired by purchase 
but shall be taken by eminent domain. No land shall be taken until an 
appropriation by loan or otherwise for the general purpose for which 
land is needed shall have been made by the mayor and city council by a 
two thirds vote of all its members; nor shall a price be paid in excess of 
the appropriation, unless a larger sum is awarded by a court of competent 

* Sect. 30 as amended by St. 1939, c. 156, Sect. 1, and St. 1955, c. 60, 
Sect. 2. 

t Sect. 31 as amended by St. 1966, c. 612, s. 12. 



CITY CHARTER WITH AMENDMENTS 43 

jurisdiction. Nothing in this section shall affect in any way the powers 
and duties of the real property board under chapter four hundred and 
seventy-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and forty-six as now or 
hereafter amended, or of the public improvement commission as successor 
in function to the board of street commissioners under chapter four hun- 
dred and thirty-seven of the acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-three or 
chapter four hundred and twenty-six of the acts of eighteen hundred 
and ninety-seven or chapter three hundred and ninety-three of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and six, as severally now or hereafter amended, or 
acts in addition thereto. 

Sect. 31 A. Without obtaining the consent of any board or officer 
other than the mayor, and without interdepartmental payment, the public 
facilities commission, without further authority, may transfer any land 
now or hereafter belonging to the city, except parks and playgrounds, but 
including school lands and land acquired by foreclosure of tax title, from 
the municipal purpose, if any, to which it is devoted at the time of such 
transfer to any other specific municipal purpose, and may also transfer 
the care, custody, management and control of any such land, except parks 
and playgrounds, but including school land and land acquired by fore- 
closure of tax title, from such board or officer, including itself, as at the 
time of such transfer may have the same to such other board or officer, 
including itself, as it may determine. 

Sect. 3 IB. Without obtaining the consent of any board or officer 
other than the mayor, the public facilities commission, without further 
authority, may, for such rent or price and upon such terms as said com- 
mission may deem appropriate, lease or sublease or sell, grant, and convey 
any surplus land, as hereinafter defined, to the federal government or any 
agency thereof, the commonwealth or any political subdivision or authority 
thereof or, if notice of intent to lease or sell such land or buildings together 
with a statement of when and where written details of such proposed 
lease or sale may be examined shall first have been publicly advertised in 
the City Record once a week for two successive weeks, to any person, firm, 
corporation or trust. "Surplus land", as used in this section, shall be 
deemed to mean land, buildings and real estate now or hereafter belonging 
to the city and in the care, custody, management and control of said com- 
mission (except parks and playgrounds) which at the time of such lease 
or sale are or have been used for school purposes, or which have been 
acquired by foreclosure of tax titles or acquired under section eighty of 
chapter sixty of the General Laws, or which, irrespective of the manner 
or time of acquisition, are not held by the city for a specific purpose, or 
which have been transferred to the commission by the city councU. 

Sect. 32.* Beginning in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five, 
the municipal election in said city shall take place biennially in every odd 
numbered year on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. 

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

* 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 




CHART DESIGNED AND LITHOGRAPHED BY THE 
CITY OF BOSTON .^i^ri=r' PRINTING SECTION 



CHIEF OFFICIALS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS 45 



OFFICIALS 

OF THE 

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS 



The following table shows the manner in which the administrative officers 
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.) 





How 
Created. 


Appointed 


OH Elected. 


Term. 




By Whom. 


When. 


Begms. 


Length. 


Administrative Services, 
Director of 


Ord. 


Mayor 

u 


* 


* 


* 


Appeal, Board of (Five) 


Statute 
and Ord. 


Annually, 
one 


May 1 


5 yra. 


Art Commission (Five) 


Statute 
and Ord. 


a 


Annually, 
one 


May 1 


5 yrs. 


Assessing, Commission- 
er of 


Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Ord. 
Statute 


u 

u 
u 

a 


* 

* 
t 

Annually, 
one 


* 

* 
t 

May 1 

* 


* 


Assessing, Associate 
Commissioner of 
(Two) 


* 


Auditor 


t 


Beacon Hill Architec- 
tural Commission 
(Five) 


5 yrs. 
* 


Budgets, Supervisor of. . 


Ord. 


u 


* 


Building Commissioner, 
City Clerk. 


Statute 
Statute 


u 

City 
Council 


Quinquen- 

nially 
Trien- 

niaUy 


May 15 

1st Mon. 

in Feb. 


5 5T8. 




3 yrs. 


Civil Defense Director... 


Statute 
and Ord. 


Mayor 


* 


* 


X 


Collector-Treasurer .... 

Corporation Counsel . . . 

Election Commissioners 
(Four) 


Statute 
and Ord. 
Ord. 

Statute 


« 

u 

u 


* 

Quadren- 
nially 

Annually, 
one 


May 1 
April 1 


* 

4 yrs. 
4 yrs. 





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

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



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



Officials. 


How 
Created. 


Appointed 


OR Elected. 


Teem. 


By Whom. 


When. 


Begins. 


Length. 


Examiners, Board of 
(Three) 


Statute 
and Ord. 


Mayor 

a 


Annually, 
one 


May 1 
May 1 


3yr3. 
4 yrs. 


Fire Commissioner 


Statute 


Quadren- 
nially 


Hospital Members 
(Nine) 


Statute 
Ord 


a 
u 


Annually, 
one 

* 


May 1 

* 


3yrs. 

* 


Housing Inspection De- 
partment 


Library Trustees (Five) 


Ord. 


a 


Annually, 
one 


May 1 


5 yra. 


Parks and Recreation, 
Commissioner of 


Statute 
and Ord. 


a 


♦ 


* 


* 


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


Statute 
and Ord. 


a 


Annually, 
one 


May 1 


4 yrs. 


Penal Institutions Com- 
missioner 


Ord. 


u 


Quadren- 
nially 

t 


May 1 
t 


4 yrs. 
t 


Personnel, Supervisor of 


Ord. 


a 


Police Commissioner . . . 


Statute 


u 


Quinquen- 
nially 


May 1 


5 yrs. 


Public Facilities Com- 
missioners (Three). . . 


Statate 


tc 


* 


* 


* 


Public Works, Commis- 
sioner of 


Ord. 
Ord. 


a 

u 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 


Purchasing Agent 


* 


Real Estate, Committee 
on Foreclosed (Three) 


Ord. 


a 


§ 


§ 


§ 


Real Property, Com- 
missioner of 


Ord. 
Ord. 


u 

a 


* 
* 


* 
* 


* 


Real Property, Assist- 
ant Commissioner of... 


* 



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

t Position plac<?d under Civil Service by St. 1959, o. 603. 

§ Th« Chairman and two other members of the Real Property Board are appoin+pd by the 
Mayor from the Real Property Board. 



CHIEF OFFICIALS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS 



47 



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. 


Mayor 

a 
a 
a 
a 
a 

a 
a 
« 
a 


Annually, 
one 

Triennially, 
one 

See footnote 

Annually, 
two 

* 

t 

1 

Annually, 
four 

Annually, 
four 


May 1 

Oct. 1 

See foot- 
note 

May 1 

♦ 

* 

t 
t 
May 1 

May 1 


3yrs. 


Retirement Board 
(Three) 


3 yrs. 


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- 
visor of. 


note 
3 yrs. 

* 
t 


Weights and Measures, 
Sealer of 


t 


Welfare, Overseers of 
Public (Twelve) 

Zoning Commission 
(Eleven) 


3 yrs. 
3 yrs. 







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

t Position placed under Civil Service by St. 1949, c. 245. 
J Position placed under Civil Service by St. 1909, c. 382. 

Note: — The Mayor appoints three persons to this Board as follows: — (1) 
such person in the service of the real estate appraisal division of the assessing 
department as the mayor, by a writing filed with the city clerk after the com- 
mencement of a municipal year, shall designate to serve ex officio on said board 
at his pleasure during such year, who, while so serving, shall be chairman of 
said board, (2) such person in the service of the statistical research division of 
the assessing department as the mayor in like manner shall designate to serve 
ex 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 Departments 



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. 



149; 



DEPARTMENT OP THE MAYOR 



51 



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.] 

KEVIN H. WHITE, Mayor 
Barbara G. Cameron, Special Assistant 
Samuel V. Merrick, Special Counsel 
Barney Frank, Executive Assistant 
Frank Tivnan, Press Secretary 
Susan Anderson, Appointment Secretary 
Margaret J. Leahy, Clerk 
Richard J. Sinnott, Chief oj Licensing Division 

the city record 

Office, 623 City Hall 

Joseph J. Fahey, Editor 



ADMINISTRATIVE SERVIGES DEPARTMENT 



Office, 50 City Hall 

[Ord. 1953, Chap. 8, Sec. 9; Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 4; Ord. 1961, Chap. 1, 

Sec. 3.] 
Administrative Services Board 
Edward T. Sullivan, Director of Administrative Services, Chairman* 
Henry T. Brennan, Supervisor of Budgets* 
Duncan T. Foley, Supervisor of Personnelt 
Kevin P. Feeley, Purchasing Agent* 
John F. FitzPatrick, City Auditor, ex officio 
Edmund W. Holmes, Collector-Treasurer, ex officio 
Theodore V. Anzalone, 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. 



52 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

The Administrative Services Department represents a consolidation ot 
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 emploj^ees. 

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 
organization, activities, policies, and procedures of ail departments, boards, 
and officers so that the administration thereof shall be economical and 
efficient. 

The regular activities of the department, for payroll purposes, 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 Citj^ and County operations, is under the supervision of 
the Executive Secretarj^ 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 all personnel records as well 
as the administration of all compensation plans established for City and 
County employees. He makes a continuing study of personnel problems, 
employment conditions, and economic changes affecting all departments 
and recommends to the Maj'^or 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 all materials 
or supplies requisitioned by the several departments. He has charge of 
the Printing Plant and supplies the printing or binding requisitioned by 
departments to whom the City is required by law to furnish the same. 
He is the custodian of all surplus personal property of the City and may 
reallocate any such items among the several departments or, with the 
required approvals, sell or otherwise dispose of the same. 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 
Data Processing Systems Analyst. The Life-Health Insurance Unit is 
under the supervision of a Health Insurance Coordinator within the Person- 
nel Division. 



ADMINISTEATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT 53 

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

Art Commission 
Office, Faneuil Hall 

[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, 1970. 

Margaret Fitzhugh Brow-ne, nominated by the Copley Society of Bos- 
ton. Term expiring May 1, 1972. 

Stephen D. Paine, nominated by the Museum of Fine Arts. Term ex- 
piring May 1, 1973. 

Nelson W. Aldrich, nominated by the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. Term expiring May 1, 1974. 

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

David McKibbin, Clerk, lOJ Beacon street, Boston 

The Art Commission, formerly the Art Department, established in 
1898, is composed of five commissioners, appointed by the Mayor. Each 
year one of the following-named bodies, namely, the Museum of Fine Arts, 
the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, the 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 Ma3'"or appoints one person as Art Commissioner from the list so 
submitted, to serve for five years. Whenever the term of a member of 
the commission expires, the Mayor appoints his successor from a list 
selected by the body which made the original selection, as aforesaid. 

No work of art can become the property of the City of Boston without 
the approval of the Art 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 Commissioners serve without compensation. 



54 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.] 
Edward T. Sullivan, Director of Administrative Services, ex officio, 

Chairman 
Andrew P. Sackett, Commissioner of Health and Hospitals 
Walter J. Cameron, Director of Civil Defense, ex officio 
Richard R. Thuma, Jr., Building Commissioner, ex officio 
James H. Kelly, Fire Commissioner, ex officio 
Joseph F. Casazza, Public Works Commissioner, ex officio 
William R. McGrath, Traffic and Parking Commissioner, ex officio 
William H. Ohrenberger, Superintendent of Schools, ex officio 
Edmund L. McNamara, Police Commissioner, ex officio 
Leo F. Cusick, 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, 
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; Acts 1963, Chap. 160.] 



ASSESSING DEPARTMENT 55 

BOARD 

Theodore V. Anzalone, Commissioner of Assessing* 
John F. Morley, Associate Commissioner of Assessing* 
Lawrence F. Fallon, Associate Commissioner of Assessing* 

board of review 
Paul J. Oswald, ex officio. Chairman 
Helen M. Sullivan, ex officio § 
Jack Kardon 
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 Ccmmissionera 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 excises and the other as the as- 
sociate commissioner of assessing for poll taxes.** 

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

The commissioner of assessing shall, for the assessing department 
including the board of review, exclusively have the power, and perform 
the duties, conferred or imposed by law on the assessor in existence im- 
mediately prior to April 26, 1961, with respect to the acquisition and 
disposal of property, the making of contracts, and the 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 

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

** See Acts of 1933, Chapter 160. 

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

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



56 MUNICIPAL REGISTER ' 

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

The Board cf 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 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. 

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 apphcation 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 pall tax, the associate commissioner of assessing 
for poll taxes. 



AtJtJiTil^G DEPARTMENT 



Office, 11 City Hall, first floor 
.[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 6; Ord. 1901, Chap. 10; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, 
§§3, 23, 24, 25; Stat. 1911, Chap. 413; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 367, 788; 
Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 6; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chap. Ill; Spec. Stat. 
1919, Chap. 168; Ord. 1921, Chap. 1; Stat. 1922, Chap. 133; Stat. 
1924, Chap. 479; Ord. 1925, Chap. 6; Ord. 1934, Chap. 5; Ord. 1949, 
€hap. 9.] 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 57 

John F. Fitzpatrick, 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 

IStat. 1945, Ch. 626; Ord. 1945, Ch. 6; Rev. Ord. 1947, Ch. 41; Ord. 1949, 
Ch. 8; Ord. 1950, Ch. 6; Stat. 1952, Ch. 212; Ord. 1953, Ch. 7; Ord. 
1954, Ch. 7; Stat. 1955, Ch. 4; Ord. 1955, Ch. 1, Ch. 2; Ord. 1957, 
Ch. 11; Stat. 1958, Ch. 234; Stat. 1959, Ch. 227; Ord. 1962, Ch.lO; 
Ord. 1963, Ch. 6, Ch. 8; Ord. 1964, Ch. 6; Ord. 1965, Ch. 7; Ord. 1967, 
Ch. 10.] 

Richard R. Thuma, Jr., Building Commissioner. Term expiring 
May 15, 1971. 

■ , Assistant Commissioner, Administration 

Leo F. Martin, Assistant Conunissioner, Inspections 
James T. Rbid, Assistant Commissioner, Inspections 
Nicholas D. Corsano, Supervisor of Construction and Safety In- 
spections 

, Supervisor of Mechanical Inspections 

Alec F. Bonda, 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 



58 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

or the Commonwealth, railroad stations and structures used primarily for 
railway purposes, voting booths, tanks of certain specified capacities, 
tunnels constructed and maintained by the public authority, tents cover- 
ing an area of less than one hundred square feet, fences less than six feet 
in height, signs or billboards upon the ground and signs less than one 
square foot in area, and flagpoles less than twenty feet in length. 

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

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

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

By Chapter 2 of the Ordinances of 1954 the Board of Appeal, tne 
Board of Examiners, and the Committee on Licenses were placed in the 
Building Department and the Board of Zoning Adjustment and the Zoning 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 



59 



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. 

Licenses for Gasfitters are now issued by the Gas Regulatory Board 
(Ch. 623, Acts 1962). 

Ch. 254, Acts 1965, became effective May 5, 1965. Under its pro- 
visions the Electrical Code of the City of Boston was repealed and the 
Massachusetts Electrical Code (G. L,, Ch. 143, S. 3L) was substituted 
therefor. 

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

OFFICIALS 

John W. Priestley, Jr., Chairman 
Frank R. McDonough, Secretary 

THE BOARD 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



John W. Priestley, Jr. . 
Charles F. Spillane. . . . 
George W. Judkins 

Frank W. Baldwin . . . 

Frank R. McDonou gh 



fBoston Society of Architects \ 

\ Boston Society of Civil Engineers / 

Building and Construction Trades Council of 
the Metropolitan District 

Greater Boston Real Estate Board "1 

Massachusetts Association of Real Estate i 
Boards J 

Master Builders Association _ 

Building Trades Employers' Association I 

Associated General Contractors of Massa-j 
chusetts, Inc 



Majj-or's selection , 



May 1, 1973 

May 1, 1974 
May 1, 1970 

May 1, 1971 
May 1, 1972 



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 Greater Boston Real Estate Board and one by the Massachusetts 
Association 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, one by the Building 
Trades Employers' Association, and one by the Associated General Con- 



60 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

tractors of Massachusetts, Inc.; one member from two candidates nomi- 
nated by the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan 
District; and one member selected by the Mayor. The term of office 
is five years. Each member is paid S35 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 
such order (or in the case of its being a hazardous condition in the opinion 
of the Building Commissioner within a shorter period as the Building 
Commissioner designates) appeal to the Board of Appeal by giving notice 
in writing to the commissioner. All cases of appeal are settled by the 
Board after a hearing, and a decision rendered on same open for pubUc 
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 Gtjarxno, Chairman 

Edwina S. Carty, Executive Secretary 

THE BOARD 

Michael P. Veneto Term expiring May 1, 1970 
Thomas M. Simmons Term expiring May 1, 1971 
John Guarino Term expiring May 1, 1973 

The Board of Examiners, as an adjunct of the Building Department, 
was established in 1912. It consists of three members appointed by the 
Mayor, the duty of said members being to act upon the qualifications of 
persons desiring to be registered as construction superintendents in the 
City of Boston. Under the law the personnel of the Board includes an 
architect or engineer, a contractor, and a lawyer. Compensation for serv- 
ice by said members is established at twenty-five dollars a day, the yearly 
salary not to exceed twenty-five hundred dollars. 

Applicants qualifying 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.] 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 



61 



COMMITTEE 

Richard R. Thuma, Jr., Building Commissioner, ex officio 
William R. McGrath, Traffic and Parking Commissioner, ex officio 
James H. Kelly, Fire Commissioner, ex officio 
Harold J. Coakley, Secretary 

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 
IStat. 1955, Chap. 616; Stat. 1958, Chaps. 314, 315; Stat. 1963, Chap. 622; 
Stat. 1965, Chap. 429.] 

OFFICIALS 

John W. Priestley, Jr., Chairman 
Carmen DiStefano, Vice Chairman 
, Secretary 

THE commission 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



Ralph G. Boyd 

John Codman 

John P. Bennett. . . . 
James D. McNeely. 

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, 1971 
May 1, 1972 
May 1, 1973 

May 1, 1974 
May 1, 1970 



Alternate Members' 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



George M. Notter, Jr . 
Harriet Ropes Cabot . 

Benjamin A. Cook . . . 

Alex Mclntyre 

Frederic W. Lord . . . . 



Boston Society of Architects . 



Society for the Preservation of New England 
Antiquities, Inc 



Mayor's Selection 

Beacon Hill Civic Association, Inc. 
Greater Boston Real Estate Board . 



May 1, 1973 

May 1, 1974 
May 1, 1970 
May 1, 1971 
May 1, 1972 



*Altemate members as provided in Chap. 429, Acts of 1965. 



62 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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

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

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

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 boimded 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 hundred 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- 



BUILDING DEPARTMENT 63 

seven Grove street, easterly by Grove street; northerly by Revere street; 
easterly by Irving street; but including the estates located on Rollins 
place. 

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 type 
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 commissioner from two candidates, and one alternate from two other 
candidates, nominated by the Beacon Hill Civic Association, Inc., one 
commissioner from two candidates, and one alternate from two other 
candidates, nominated by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, one 
commissioner from two candidates, and one alternate from two other 
candidates, nominated by The Boston Society of Architects, one com- 
missioner from two candidates, and one alternate from two other candi- 
dates, nominated by the Society for the Preservation of New England 
Antiquities, and one commissioner, and one alternate, selected at large by 
the mayor. As the term of any commissioner expires, his successor shall be 



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appointed in like manner as such commissioner for a term of five years. 
Any vacancy in the office of a commissioner shall be fiUed in like manner 
for the unexpired term. As the term of any alternate expires, his successor 
shall be appointed in like manner as such alternate. Any vacancy in 
the office of an alternate shall be filled in like manner. Every person 
appointed an alternate shall be so appointed that his term will expire at 
the same time as the term of the incumbent commissioner appointed in 
the same manner as such alternate. Every commissioner and every 
alternate shall continue in office after the expiration of his term until his 
successor is duly appointed and qualified. Any commissioner or alternate 
may be removed by the mayor as provided in section fourteen of chapter 
four himdred and eighty-six of the acts of nineteen hundred and nine. 
Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of a commissioner, or whenever 
a commissioner is absent or unable for any cause to perform his duties, 
the alternate appointed in the same manner as such commissioner shall 
exercise the powers and perform the duties of such commissioner; but an 
alternate shall not otherwise be deemed to be, or act as, a member of the 
board. 

[The above paragraph was inserted by Section 1 of Chapter 429 of the 
Acts of 1965, approved May 5, 1965, effective June 4, 1965.] 

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. Stat. 196i,Chap. 244. 

Stat. 1966, Chap. 193 i 

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

OFFICIALS 

Richard B. Fowler, Chairman 
Alfred Gross, Vice Chairman 
Raphaela Di Pietro, Secretary 
Joseph J. Berlandi, Advisor 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



Melvin B. Miller. . . 
Joseph F. Lyons. . . . 
Thomas J. Mclntyre 
John N. Philips .... 

Alfred Gross 

Richard B. Fowler. . 
Theodore W.Paul. . 
Joseph M. Smith. . . 
Richard F. Battles . . 
Louis P. Leonard . . . 



Greater Boston Chamber of Cormnerce 

Mayor's Selection 

Greater Boston Massachusetts Labor Council. . . 

Associated Industries 

Massachusetts Builders Association of Boston. . . 

Greater Boston Real Estate Board 

Massachusetts Motor Truck Association, Inc. . . . 

Mayor's Selection 

Boston Society of Civil Engineers 

Mayor's Selection 



May 1, 


May 1, 


May 1, 


May 1, 


May 1, 


May 1, 


May 1, 


May 1, 


May 1, 


May 1, 



1972 
1970 
1970 
1970 
1971 
1970 
1971 
1971 
1969 
1971 



ZONING COMMISSION 65 

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. 

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 
advertisempnt. 

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 public requirements; to conserve the value of land and 
buildings; to encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the 
city; and to preserve and increase its amenities. 

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



66 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



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 
Fbedebic 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. 

Registry Division 
Office, 704 City Hall Annex, seventh 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; Stat. 1965, Chap. 656.] 

WiLUAM J. Kane, City Registrar 

Margaret M. Barry, First Assistant City Registrar 

Alice Cunnifp, Assistant City Registrar 

Helen M. Bowen, Assistant City Registrar 

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

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



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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.] 

Walter J. Cameron, Director.* 

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

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

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

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

Sect. 4. Police Aid to Other Cities and Towns in Event of 
Riots and Other Violence Therein. The police department is hereby 

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



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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 cr 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. 



ELEGtiON DEPARTMENT 



Office, 111 City Hall Annex, first floor 
[Stat. 1906, Chap. 311; Stat. 1907, Chap. 560, § 78; Rev. Ord."l898, 
Chap. 15; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 16; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 53-61; 
Stat. 1910, Chap. 520; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 304, 469, 517, 550, 735; 
Stat. 1912, Chaps. 275, 471, 483, 641; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 286, 835; 
Stat. 1914, Chap. 730; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 15; Gen. Stat. 1915, 
Chaps. 48, 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 16, 43, 81, 87, 179; Gen. 
Stat. 1917, Chap. 29; Gen. Stat. 1918, Chap. 74; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 
129, 142; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 65, 93, 114, 209, 288, 340, 387; Ord. 1921, 
Chap. 7; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 311, 410, 453, 479; Stat. 1925, Chaps, 
39, 136; Stat. 1926, Chap. 105; Ord. 1938; Stat. 1938, Chap. 287; 
Stat. 1939, Chap. 450; Stat. 1941, Chap. 472; Stat. 1945, Chap. 139; 
Stat. 1947, Chaps. 227, 446; Stat. 1948, Chap. 452; Stat. 1949, Chap. 
347; Stat. 1951, Chap. 376.] 

OFFICIALS 

Richard J. Underwood, Chairman 
Joseph W. Fitzgerald, Secretary 

commissioners 
Joseph W. Fitzgerald Term ending April 1, 1971 



Richard J. Underwood 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
George H. Greene 



Term ending April 1, 1972 
Term ending April 1, 1973 
Term ending April 1, 1970 



One Election Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor each year, term 
beginning April 1. The two leading pohtical 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 cf giving notice of elections and 
fixing the days and hours for holding the same. 

The Board also exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred 
upon the City Clerk and other officers by chapter 504 of the Acts of 1894. 
The voting precincts in the 22 wards number 275. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 69 

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, II, 
12, 13, 14, 15, 16 of Chapter 29 of the Acts of 1917; and all other acts in 
amendment and addition thereto. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Office, 115 Southampton Street 
{Stat. 1850, Chap. 262; Stat. 1895, Chap. 449, § §9-11; Rev. Ord. 1898, 

Chap. 17; Stat. 1909, Chap. 308; Stat. 1912, Chap. 574; Ord. 1912, 

Chaps. 4, 6; Ord. 1913, Chap. 1; Stat. 1913, Chap. 800; Stat. 1914, 

Chaps. 519, 795; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 16; Ord. 1917, Chap. 4; 

Ord. 1919, Chap. 2; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 60, 68; Stat. 1921, Chap. 

196; Stat. 1923, Chap. 309; Stat. 1939, Chap. 237; Ord. 1944, Chap. 

10; Stat. 1945, Chap. 413; Ord. 1959, Chap. 3.| 
William J. Fitzgerald, Fire Commissioner. Term ending May 1, 1970. 
William D. Slattery, Executive Secretary of the Department 
Joseph F. Kilduff, Chief of Department 

John F. Howard, Assistant Fire Chief in Charge of Fire Fighting Force 
Joseph L. Dolan, Temporary Assistant Fire Chief in Charge of Fire 

Prevention Division 
Francis X. Finnegan, Temporary Assistant Fire Chief in Charge of 

Training 

, Deputy Fire Chief 

John J. Breen, Deputy Fire Chief 
Frederick P. Clauss, Deputy Fire Chief 
John J. Crehan, Deputy Fire Chief 
Michael L. Galvin, Deputy Fire Chief 
Joseph F. Kilduff, Deputy Fire Chief 
John J. O'Mara, Deputy Fire Chief 
George H. Paul, Deputy Fire Chief 

, Deputy Fire Chief 

George Thompson, Deputy Fire Chief 

, Superintendent, Fire Alarm Division 

Thomas F. Connors, Superintendent, Maintenance Division 

The Boston Fire Department was organized in 1837. It is in charge of 
1 Commissioner, 1 Executive Secretary, 1 Chief of Department, 3 Assistant 
Fire Chief, 18 Deputy Chiefs, 57 District Chiefs, 3 Chaplains, 1 Super- 
intendent of Fire Alarm, 1 Superintendent of Maintenance, 1 Medical 
Examiner, 1 Engineer of Motor Vehicles, 82 Captains, 221 Lieutenants. 



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1,496 Engineers, Apparatus Operators, Masters, Aides, Fire Figliters, 37 
Clerks, 28 Fire Alarm Operators, and 116 Mechanics, Painters, Linemen, 
Repairers, Electricians, Workmen, and other employees. 

There are 43 fire stations, a fire alarm branch with 71 employees, oper- 
ating 2,306 signal boxes. Annual reports have been published since 1838. 

Weekly salaries of assistant fire chiefs, $243.00; deputy chiefs, $186.50- 
$237.50; district chiefs, $176.50-$223.50; fire captains, $156.00-$198.00; 
fire lieutenants, $135.50-$171.50; fire fighters, $116.50-$147.50. 

BOSTON firemen's REUEF FUND 

By Chapter 308, Acta 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 Ftmd. 



DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AN© HOSPITALS 



Main Office, 818 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 

(Created January 6, 1966, by acceptance of Chapter 656 of the Acts of 
1965 — merging former Health Department and former Hospital Depart- 
ment. The Trustees are incorporated and authorized to hold real and 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding $10,000,000.) 



BOARD 



Herbert P. Gleason, President 
Mary W. Fidler, Secretary 
William H. Ellis, Jr. 
Lawrence G. Laskey 
Dr. John H. Knowles 
Reginald Eaves 
David S. Nelson, Esq. 
Frederick Davis 
Barbara Cameron 



Term ending May 1, 1970 
Term ending May 1, 1969 
Term ending May 1, 1970 
Term ending May 1, 1971 
Term endmg May 1, 1971 
Term ending May 1, 1969 
Term ending May 1, 1969 
Term ending May 1, 1971 
Term ending May 1, 1970 



COMMISSIONER 
Andrew P. Sackett, M.D. January 9, 1972 

DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS 

Leon R. Lezer, M.D., Hospital Services 
Leon J. Taubenhaus, M.D., Community Health Services 
James V. Sacchetti, M.D., Planning, Research and Evaluation 
William R. Hamilton, Jr., Ph.D., Administrative Services 
Howard J. Buckley, Hospital and Health Facilities 



LAW DEPARTMENT 71 

A Board of Health was first established in 1799 under a special statute 
of February 13, 1799. It was abolished by the first City Charter and from 
1822 to 1872 its functions were exercised through the City Council. 

A Board of Health was re-established by an ordinance of December 2, 
1872. It published annual reports beginning with 1873. 

By Chap. 1, Ord. 1914, 2d Series, the board was replaced by a Health 
Commissioner. Chap. 1, Ord. 1915, provided that the quarantine service 
should pass from the control of the Health Department when certain 
property was leased to the United States, in effect June 1, 1915. 

Ord. 1927, Chap. 1 abolished the Boston Sanatorium Department and 
placed the Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Mattapan under the jurisdiction 
of the Boston City Hospital Trustees and transferred all other powers and 
duties as well as the Out-Patient Department to the Health Commissioner. 

The Boston City Hospital was opened on June 1, 1864. 

The Relief Stations were closed to patients on March 15, 1938, but on 
October 15, 1945 the East Boston Relief Station was opened on a 24-hour 
basis. 

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



LAW DEPARTMENT 

Ofiice, 11 Beacon Street 
[Ord. 1904, Chap. 23; Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 17.] 
Herbert P. Gleason, Corporation Counsel 
Victor Brogna, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Joseph F. Dalton, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Frederick M. Donovan, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Allan Drachman, Special Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Thomas H. Driscoll, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Edward J. Duffy, Jr., Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Max Feld, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
William J. Foley, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Barry H. Gerstein, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
James C. Hamilton, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
J. Edward Keefe, Jr., Assistant Corporation Counsel 
John J. Kerrigan, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Thomas W. Lawless, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
John K. McDevitt, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
William A. McDermott, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Thomas F. McKenna, Jr., Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Lawrence J. Moore, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Paul J. Moriarty, Assistant Corporation Counsel 



72 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

James F. Mulrooney, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
William E. O'Brien, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Darrell L. Outlaw, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Robert F. Petrillo, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Gerard A. Powers, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
John F. Ridge, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
David J. Saliba, Assistant Corpoi ation Counsel 
AsHELEN P. Senopoulos, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Theodore R. Stanley, Assistant Corporation Coxmsel 
Paul R. Tierney, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
William E. Walsh, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Thomas L. McCormack, Workmen's Compensation Agent 

The office of Attorney and Solicitor was established in 1827, which wab 
superseded by the office of City Solicitor in 1866. A further office of 
Corporation Counsel was created in 1881. The office of City Solicitor 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-six 
assistant corporation counsels, a workmen's compensation agent, and 
forty other employees, including the staff of the Administiative, Coun- 
selling and Miscellaneous Litigation, General Tiial, 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 litigation to which it is a party, prosecutes certain 
criminal proceedings, does the conveyancmg work for the various munic- 
ipal departments, performs the legal work incidental to tax title fore- 
-closures, prepares and approves all municipal contracts and bonds, 
furnishes legal opinions to the Mayor and the City Council and to the 
various department heads and city officials, including the School Com- 
mittee, on matters relating to the discharge of their c-fficiai duties, pre- 
pares petitions for and drafts of legislation in which the city huf an 
interest and appears and represents the city before the various committees 
of the legislature, and before other boards, commissions and adminis- 
trative agencies, including the Interstate Commerce Commission, (Jivil 
Aeronautics Board and other federal agencies, the Appellate Tax Board, 
Industrial Accident Board, and the Department of Public Utilities. 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 



Office, Central Library Building, Copley Square 
Stat. 1878, Chap. 114; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 24; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 
23; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 21; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 116; Spec. 
Stat. 1931, Chap. 50; Spec. Stat. 1943.. Chap. 218. Spec. Stat. 1953, 
Chap. 167.1 

officials 

Erwin D. Canham, President 

Sidney R. Rabb, Vice President 

Phiup J. McNiFF, Director, and Librarian 

Euzabeth B. Brockunier, Clerk 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 73 

TRUSTEES * 

Edward G. Murray Term ending May 1, 1972 

Erwin D. Canham Term ending May 1, 1974 

Sidney R. Rabb Term ending May 1, 1974 

AuGUSTiN H. Parker, Jr. Term ending May 1, 1970 

Lenahan O'Connell Term ending May 1, 1971 

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, five in num- 
ber, are appointed by the Mayor, one each year, for a term of five years. 
They were incorporated in 1878, and authorized to receive and hold real 
and personal estate to an amount not exceeding $1,000,000. This amount 
was changed to $10,000,000 in 1919, to $20,000,000 in 1931, and to 
$50,000,000 in 1953. The first Trustees were appointed under an ordi- 
nance of October 14, 1852. 

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

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

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

THE library system 

The library system consists of the Central Library in Copley Square, 
the Kirstein Business Branch in the Edward Kirstein Memorial Library 
Building at 20 City Hall Avenue, twenty-seven Branch Libraries, three 
Bookmobiles, and Hospital Library Service at Boston City Hospital. 

The component parts of the Library system are the following: 

General Administrative Offices 
General Library Services 
Research Library Services 
Resources and Processing Services 
Business Operations 

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 

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

* The Trustees serve without oompensation. 



74 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

GENERAL LIBRARY SERVICES 

The greater part of the circulation of books to borrowers is centered 
in twenty-seven Branch Libraries, three Bookmobiles, and Hospital Li- 
brary Service at Boston City Hospital. These form part of the unit which 
is designated as General Library Services. In addition, there are three 
pubUc service areas located in the Central Library building: Audio-Visuals, 
the General Library (Adults' Section, Young Adults' Section, and Chil- 
dren's Section), and Central Charging Records. 

Work with Adults, Work with Yoimg Adults, and Work with Children 
is in direct relationship with the work of the Branch Libraries and the 
Bookmobiles, which are distributed throughout the city as follows: 

City Proper: 

North End, 25 Parmenter street 
South End, 65 West Brookline street 
West End, 151 Cambridge street 
Bookmobiles, 400 Shawmut avenue 

Hospital Library Service, Boston City Hospital, 818 Harrison 
avenue 

Brighton: 
Allston, 161 Harvard avenue 

Brighton, 404 Washington street (temporary quarters^ 
Faneuil, 419 Faneuil street 

Charlestown: 

Charlestown, 43 Monument square 
Dorchester: 

Adams Street, 690 Adams street 

Codman Square, 6 Norfolk street 

Dorchester, 1 Arcadia street 

Lower Mills, 1110 Washington street 

Mattapan, 10 Hazleton street 

Mount Bowdoin, 275 Washington street 

Uphams Comer, 500 Columbia road 

East Boston: 

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

Hyde Park: 

Hyde Park, 35 Harvard avenue 

Jamaica Plain: 

Connolly, 433 Centre street 

Jamaica Plain, 12 Sedgwick street 
Roxbury: 

Egleston Square, 2440 Columbus avenue 

Memorial, 205 Townsend street 

Moimt Pleasant, 12 Vine street 

Parker Hill, 1497 Tremont street 



LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 75 

South Boston: 

South Boston, 646 East Broadway 

Washington Village, 290 Old Colony avenue 
West Roxbury: 

Roslindale, 4238 Washington street 

West Roxbury, 1961 Centre street 

RESKARCH LIBRARY SERVICES 

The more important part of tlie reference work of the library system 
as a whole is carried on in the Central Library, The purely library activi- 
ties of the Central Library are therefore considered as a unit which is 
designated as the Research Library Services. The public service areas 
are: 

General Reference and Humanities 
Literature and Languages 
Religion, Philosophy, and Psychology 

SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Economics 

Education 

Government Documents 

History 

Maps and Geography 

Kirstein Business Branch 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOOT 

Patents 
Serials and Periodicals 

Newspapers 

Periodicals 

Government Serials 
Music 
Fine Arts 
Prints 
Rare Books 

RESOURCES AND PROCESSING SERVICES 

This division is responsible for the acquisition and processing of all 
library materials and for their integration into the collections of the 
Library. The division is made up of two units: 

Processing 

Resources and Acquisitions 

BUSINESS OPERATIONS 

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

Accounting 

Binding 

Buildings 

Duplicating 



76 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES 

Exhibits in the Main Lobby, the Treasure Room, and in the Puvis de 
Chavannes, Sargent, and Wiggin Galleries in the Central Library building 
afford opportunities for emphasizing the Library's valuable resources. 
Storytelling in the Children's Section, General Library, and in many 
Branch Libraries by trained storytellers is a part of the Library's program 
of work with children. 

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

STATISTICAL DATA 

City appropriation for support of the Library, 1967 . . $4,455,581 

For purchase of books and library materials .... $490,344 

Books lent to borrowers, 1967 2,753,946 

Employees, January 1, 1968: 

Full-time 561 

Part-time in terms of full-time equivalents . . . 74 . 3 

Nxunber of volumes, January 1, 1968 2,415,141 

Trust funds, approximate value, January 1, 1968 . . . $8,538,225 

HOURS OF SERVICE 

Centra' 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. 

Kirstein Busin ss Branch: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 
closed Saturday and Sunday. 

Branch Libraries 

AUston, Charl stown, Connolly, Dorchester, East Boston, Faneuil, Lower 
Mills, Orient Heights, Uphams Corner: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday and Thurs- 
day; 9 A.M. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; 
9 A.M. to 1 P.M., Saturday. Egleston Square: Same, except 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Saturday. 

Codman Square, Hyde Park, South Boston, West Roxbury: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., 
Monday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday; 9 a.m to 
5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Adams Street: Same, except 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 
Saturday. 

Jamaica Plain, Roslindale: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 
9 a.m. to 5 P.M., Friday and Saturday. Brighton: Same, except 9 a.m. to 
1 P.M., Saturday. 

Mount Bowdoin, Parker H II, South End: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday and 
Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. Washington Village: Same, except 
9 A.M. to 5 p.m., Saturday. 

Mattapan: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 
Tuesday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Satur- 
day. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 77 

Memorial: 9:30 a.m. to 12 N., 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Fri- 
day; closed Saturday. 

Mount Pleasant: 9:30 a.m. to 12 N., 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. 

North End: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Saturday. 

West End: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., 
Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. 

Note: All Branch Libraries are closed on Sunday, and from June 1 through 
September 30, are closed on Saturday. 



PARKSIAND liECREATION DiEPAR^ 



Office, 33 Beacon Street. 
[Stat. 1875, Chap. 185; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 28; C. C. Title IV., Chap. 
24; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 435, 540; Ord. 1912, Chap. 10; Ord. 1913, 
Chap. 5; Ord. 1914, Chap. 3; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 24; Ord. 1920, 
Chap. 13; Ord. 1922, Chaps. 5, 7; Stat. 1923, Chap. 309; Ord. 1923, 
Chaps. 8, 12; Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 37.] 

Parks and Recreation Commission 

Joseph E. Curtis,* Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, Chairman. 
J. Leo McCarthy, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. 

Term ending May 1, 1970. 
James P. Sullivan, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. 

Term ending May, 1971. 
K. C. Jones, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. Term 

ending May 1, 1972. 
Simon Fireman, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. Term 

ending May 1, 1974. 

officials 

Joseph E. Curtis, Commissioner 

, Executive Secretary 

, Chief Engineer 

, 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 

Public Grounds, Bath and Music Departments under the name of Park 

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



78 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 

tArnold Arboretum and Bussey Park, South, Centre and 

Walter streets, 1882, 1895 223.00 

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 

Frankhn 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 MetropoUtan 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 



MISCELLANEOUS PARKS 

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

streets, Roslindale, 1919 .... ... 0.78 

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

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

t This area of the Common is exclusive of the old cemetery on Boylston Street side 
containing 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 Dis- 
trict Commission on October 30, 1956 under Stat. 1956, Chap. 681. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 79 

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

1949 0.60 

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 

Burlington, Mass., 1930 212.16 

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

streets (4.30), 1891 4.30 

Dorchester Park, Dorchester avenue and Richmond street, 

1891-1925 27.27 

Freeport Street (MaUoch'sj Wharf and grounds, Dorchester 

flats (1.40), 1912 1.42 

North End Beach, Commercial and Charter streets (land 

and flats), 1893 6.70 

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

Allston, 1916 (playground area 2.32) 10.54 

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 316.06 

Playgrounds and Play Areas, with Location, Area, and Year 

Acquired 

Almont Street Playground, Mattapan, 1924 . . . . 17.81 

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

Dorchester, 1916-1943 4.27 

Amatucci, Priv. Joseph Playground, East Glenwood and 

Hyde Park avenues, Hyde Park, 1958 0.47 

American Legion Playground, Condor and Glendon streets, 

East Boston, 1924 3.38 

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

river, Charlestown, 1897 5.72 

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

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

1896 10.83 

Boston Common, Charles Street side . . 3 50 

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



80 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Acres 

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

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

JBrookside Avenue Playground at Cornwall street, Jamaica 

Plain, 1925 .... 1.32 

JBuekley, 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 

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 

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

street, Brighton, 1898 9.44 

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

JCharter Street Playground, Charter street and Greenough 

Lane, North End, 1940 0.23 

tColumbus Park, South Boston 57.00 

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

Roxbury, 1903 5.10 

Crawford Street Playground, Crawford street and Walnut 

avenue, Roxbury, 1965-1966 2.64 

*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 

jDorchester 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. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 

J 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. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 81 

Acres 
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 

IFoster Street Playground, Foster street, place and court. 

North End, 1930 0.10 

Franklin Field, Blue Hill and Talbot avenues, Dorchester, 

1892 45.59 

tFranklin Park, 1883-1884 (Playstead) 22.00 

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

1948 16.51 

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

Chickatawbut street, Dorchester, 1896 5.33 

Gibson, Christopher, Playground, Dorchester and Geneva 

avenues, 1897 4.34 

Hannon, Marj'^ Plaj^ground, 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) . 0.12 
Harvard, John Mall, Main street, near City Square, Charles- 
town, 1943 0.85 

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

road, Roslindale, 1902 9.63 

Hemenway, Mary Playground, Adams street, 

Dorchester, 1919 4.41 

Hill and Cook Streets Play Area, Charlestown, 1942 , . 0. 10 
Holyoke Street Play Area, South End, 1951 . . . . 0.04 
Howes, Gertrude Playground, Winthrop, Fairland and More- 
land streets, Roxbury, 1930 1 . 88 

Hynes, Thomas J. Playground, V. F. W. Parkway at Bruce- 
wood street. West Roxbury, 1950 6 . 42 

Jefferson Playground, Heath, Crawford and Floyd streets, 

Ro.xbury, 1924 4.38 

Joyce, William F. Playground, Union Street, Brighton, 1949 . 1.31 

King Street Play Area, Roxbury, 1943 ... . 0.32 

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

1958 . 0.09 

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

street, South Boston, 1897 6.20 

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

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

t Children's playground 

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



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Acres 

London and Decatur streets Play Area, East Boston, 1941 . 0.13 
JMcCarthy, Leo F. Playground, Mead and Ludlow streets, 

Charlestown, 1938 , 0.28 

*o llMcConnell Park (including Comer Ford Field), Spring- 
dale and Denny streets Gand and flats), 1899, 1914, includ- 
ing beach 57 . 40 

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

avenues, Roxbury, 1912 11.54 

*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 

Mozart Street Play Area, Centre and Mozart streets, Roxbury, 

1959 0.81 

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

Plain, 1912 .... 4.17 

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

tNorth 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 

tOlmsted Park, Jamaicaway, 1890 3 . 00 

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

1924 2.06 

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

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

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

fPitts and Hale Streets Play Area, West End, 1942 . . . . 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, 1951 . . . . 0.44 

Portsmouth Street Playground, Brighton, IS 12 . . . 4.29 

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

cThe playground area named Comerford Field, July 1960 



PARKS AN'D RBCREATIO.V DEPARTMENTT 83 

Acres 

t Ringer, Stanley A. Playground, AUston street and Griggs 

place, Brighton, 1916 2.32 

Ringgold Street Play Area, Ringgold, Waltham and Hanson 

streets, Boston, 1965 0.38 

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

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

1930 10.20 

fRogers 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 F., Play Area, Harbor View street at Dorchester 

avenue, Dorchester, 1960 0.64 

St. James Street Park, Roxbury, 1966 0.40 

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 

Sumner and Lamson Streets, East Boston, 1955 . . . 0.48 

*t Sweeney, Matthew J. Playground, West Fifth street. South 

Boston, 1909 0.47 

Thetford Avenue and Evans Street, Dorchester, 1955 (unde- 
veloped) 0.66 

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

Townsend Street Plaza, at Humboldt avenue, Roxbury, 1966 0.62 

Vernon Street, Roxbury, between Cabot and Lamont streets 

(undeveloped), 1941 0.40 

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

Evelyn street, Mattapan, 1912 6.21 

A Aquiied by gift. 

♦ Named for U. S. aerviceman killed in World War No. I. 

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. 



84 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Acres 

Walnut Park Plaj' Area, Walnut Park at Walnut avenue, 

Roxbury, 1965 0.32 

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 

Woodcliff Street Play Area, at Howard avenue, Dorchester, 

1965 0.09 

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

1931 158.48 



Total area of the 118 Playgrounds and Play Areas (Acres), 710.90 
Area of 10 Playgrounds in Parks (Acres) . . . . 63.96 
Area of the 108 Separate Plaj^grounds (Acres) . . . 646.94 

The first separate playground acquired by the City was the Charles- 
town Playground, purchased in 1891 for $172,923. With that included, 
121 playgrounds (111 separate and 10 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. 

Reckeation Centers, Beaches, Pools and Public Baths 
Recreation Centers 

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

Beaches and Swimming Pools 
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 
bonor. 

t Children's playground. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 85 

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 
Vine Street, Roxbury 
Williams, John J. Building, South End 

Public Grounds, Squares, etc., with Locations and Areas 
city 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. 6,005 
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 428,125 



86 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Square Feet 
BRIGHTON 

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

Sparhawk streets 7,449 

Fern Square, between Franklin and Fern streets .... 1,900 
Jackson Square, Chestnut Hill avenue, Union and Winship 

streets 4,300 

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

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

Extension — 



Total 49,914 

CHARLESTOWN 

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

Essex Square, Essex and Lyndeboro' streets .... 930 

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

Sullivan Square, Main, Cambridge, Sever and Gardner streets . 14,542 

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



Total 67,145 

DORCHESTER 

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

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

Centervale Park, Upland avenue and Bourneside street . . 9,740 
Coppens, Reverend Francis X., Square, Adams and Bowdoin 

streets (Formerly Eaton Square) 13,280 

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

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

Drohan Square, Edison Green 10,241 

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

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

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

Gallivan Boulevard ... 700 

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

Richardson Square, between Pond and Cottage streets . . 46,035 
Monsignor O'Donnell Square, junction of Freeport street and 

Neponset avenue 6,263 

(Town Meeting Park) see " Miscellaneous Parks" 

Tremlett Square, Tremlett street, between Hooper and Waldeck 

streets 7,107 

Wellesley Park, Wellesley park . 28,971 

Total . . 238,864 



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



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 87 

Square Feet 



EAST BOSTON 

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

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 



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



Total 98,618 

HYDE PARK 

Greenwood Square, junction of Greenwood street and Central 

avenue 220 

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

street 220 

Webster Square, junction of Webster street and Central avenue 220 

Williams Square, Williams avenue and Prospect street . . 700 

Wolcott Square, Hyde Park avenue, Milton and Prescott streets 220 
*Woodworth, Horace Campbell, Square, Beacon street and 

Metropolitan avenue 220 



Total 1,800 

ROXBURY 

Cedar Square, Cedar street, between Juniper and Thornton streets 26,163 
Elm HUl 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 

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

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

Linwood Park, Centre and Linwood streets 3,625 

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

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

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

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

Washington Park, Dale and Bainbridge streets .... 390, 1 25 
*Wolf, Herbert J. Square, Crawford, Abbotsford and Harold 

streets 966 

Total 812,196. 

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



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Square Feet 
SOUTH BOSTON 

Independence Square, Broadway, Second, M and N streets . 279,218 
Lincoln Square, Emerson, Fourth and M streets .... 9,510 

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

Total . . .... .... 478,728 

WEST ROSBURT 

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

streets 750 

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

Oakview Terrace, off Centre street 5,287 

Soldiers' Monument Lot, South and Centre streets, Jamaica 

Plain . 5.870 

Total 17,307 

Total area of Public Grounds, etc., 2,222,697 Square Feet, or 
51.03 Acres. 

RECAPITULATION 

Acrn 
Parks and Parkways: 

Main Park System . 1,157 23 

Marine Park System 8700 

Miscellaneous Parks 316 06 

Playgrounds (separate) 646.94 

Public Grounds, Squares, etc 51.03 

Grand total (acres) .... .... 2,258.26 

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. Kitscn 

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 

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



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Curtis Guild Memorial Entrance, Boston 
Common 1917 

John Harvard Tablet, John Harvard 
Mall, Charlestown 

Kosciuszko Tablet, Public Garden 1927 

Lafayette Tablet, Boston Common 1924 

Abraham Lincoln and Emancipation, 
Abraham Lincoln Sq 1879 

Donald MacKay, Castle Island 

John Boyle O'Reilly, Back Bay Park 1896 

Francis Parkman Memorial, Olmsted 
Park, Jamaica Plain 1906 

George F. Parkman Memorial Band- 
stand, Boston Common 1912 

Paul Revere, Paul Revere Mall, Boston. . 1940 

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and 54th 
Mass. Regiment, Boston Common 1897 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Boston 
Common 1877 

Soldiers' Monument, Charlestown, Win- 
throp Sq 1872 

Soldiers' Monument, Dorchester, Meeting 
House Hill 1867 

Soldiers' Monument, Jamaica Plain, Cen- 
tre and South Sts., Jamaica Plain 1871 

George Robert White Memorial, Public 

Garden 1924 

Founding of Boston Memorial Tablet, 

Boston Common 1930 



Cram and Ferguson 

Mrs. T. A. R. Kitson 
John F. Paramino 

Thomas Ball 
W. T. Aldrich 
Daniel C. French 

Daniel C. French 

Robinson and Shepard 
Cyrus E. Dallin 
Augustus Saint Gaudens 
McKim, Mead & White 

Martin Milmore 

Martin Milmore 

D. F. Dwight 

W. W. Lummis 

Daniel C. French 

John F. Paramino 



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

Year 
Name Location Erected Artist 

Samuel Adams, Adams Sq. 1880 Anne Whitney 

Robert Burns, Back Bay Fens 1919 Henry H. Kitson 

Colonel Thomas Cass, Pubhc 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 ] 867 William W. Story 

Admiral David G. Farragut, Marine Park, 

South Boston 1895 Henry H. Kitson 

Benjamin Franklin, City Hall Grounds.. .1856 Richard S. Greenough 

William Lloyd Garrison, Commonwealth 

Ave 1886 OUn L. Warner 

General John Glover, Commonwealth Ave.1875 Martin Milmore 



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Edward Everett Hale, Public Garden .... 1913 Bela L. Pratt 
Alexander Hamilton, Commonwealth Ave. 1865 William Rimmer 

Wendell Phillips, Public Garden 1915 Daniel C. French 

Josiah Quincy, City Hall Grounds 1879 Thomas Ball 

Charles Sumner, Public Garden 1878 Thomas Ball 

General Joseph Warren, Warren Sq., Rox- 

bury 1904 Paul W. Bartlett 

George Washington,* Public Garden 1869 Thomas Ball 

John Winthrop, Marlborough St. at 

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

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

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

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

* Equestrian Statue. 

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

Garden. 

Fountains Belonging to City, Located on Public Grounds. 

Brewer Fountain, Boston Common. 

Coppenhagen Memorial Fountain, Richardson square. 

Johnson Memorial Fountain and Gateway, entrance to Back Bay Park, 
Westland avenue. 

"Maid of the Mist" and three other fountains, Public Garden. 

West Street, Parkman Plaza, at Boston Common. 
One fountain on each of the following locations : — 

Blackstone, Franklin, and Reverend Francis X. Coppens squares 

and Rayman Fountain and Union Park. 

Bbidges 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 
Bellevue, over Muddy River from Francis street. 
Brookline avenue, over Muddy River. 
Berners street Foot Bridge, over Muddy River. 
Berners street Foot Bridge, over Bridle Path. 

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

Franklin Park 
ElUcott Arch, carrying Circuit Drive over walk at EUicottdale. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 91 

Forest Hills, carrying 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 

Covp'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 Hill, Paine and Canterbury streets, 

125 acres and 14,330 square feet 1851 

Phipps Street, Charlestown 76,740 1630 

South End South, Washington street, near East Newton 

street. City 64,670 1810 

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

Walter Street, West Roxbury 35,100 1711 

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



CITY TOMBS 

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



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



PENAL INSTitUTI ON S 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 Count}^ Jail. 

House of Correction 
John R. Hoban, 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. 



POilCE DEPAirrMENT; 



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 
Bureau Chiefs 
Superintendent Herbert F. MuUoney 
Superintendent William J. Taylor 
Superintendent James L. Buchanan 
Superintendent William A. Bradley 

For administrative and operational purposes the department is divided 
into four 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 Trammg Division; the Bureau of Inspectional Services 
which includes Internal Affairs Division, Intelligence Division and Plan- 
ning and Research Division; and the Bureau of Administration which ia 
responsible for the management, supervision and coordination of the 
activities and functions of the Pohce Commissioner's office. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 93 

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, and a Canine 
Corps, which may be deployed into any high crime incidence area of the 
city to aid in the prevention of crime or the apprehension 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 ; and Juvenile Aid Section. Within these Sections is found 
the following special investigating squads: stolen automobiles, banking, 
express thieves, homicide, hotels, lost and stolen property, narcotics, 
obscene literature, pawnbrokers, junk-shop keepers and dealers in second- 
hand articles, pickpockets, domestic relations, retail stores and robbery. 
In addition, a ballistic unit and crime laboratory are maintained. 

This Division also handles cases of fugitives from justice and conducts 
hundreds of investigations during the course of a year for various police 
departments throughout the United States and foreign countries. Further, 
it cooperates in every way possible with outside police departments in the 
nvestigation of crime and prosecution of criminals. 

Advancement and changes are constantly being made to maintain effi- 
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 Polygraph or Lie Detector. 

The Traffic Division is located at 203 Atlantic Avenue, 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, located in the Headquarters 
b\]ilding, consists of the Central Records Section and Central Complaint 
Section. In 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. 

The criminal identification unit has continued to prove of great value 
and stands in favorable comparison with similar vmits of the most ad- 
vanced departments. This unit now conducts tests to measure degree of 
intoxication of persons arrested while operating motor vehicles under the 
influence of alcoholic beverages. 

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 "KCA8G0" which 



94 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

has base transmitters located at Police Headquarters and in the 
new Courthouse Building, Pemberton Square; and a relay station on 
Bellevue Hill, West Roxbury, and in the Prudential Center. 

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 187 police cars, 22 service trucks, 
31 combination patrol wagons and ambulances, 55 cycles, 35 scooters and 
3 police boats equipped with two-way radio telephone. Police automo- 
biles 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 efficient 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 Centra! 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 office. 

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" boat 3S-foot craft; the "Protector" a 63-foot sea 
and air rescue craft; and the new "John F. Kennedy" a 38-foot Bertram 
Cruiser. 

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

On January 1, 1967, the police force numbered 2,494. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 



95 



PlJBLIC EAGILITIES PEI>ARTMENT 



OflBce, Second Floor, 
25 Faneuil Hall Square, Boston 02109 
[Stat. 1966, Chap. 642.] 

OFFICIALS. 

Edward J. Sullivan, Chairman 

, Vice Chairman 

William H. Ohrenberger, Secretary. 
Robert T. Kenney, Director. 

Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966 establishes in the City of Boston a 
Public Facilities Department, abolishes the Department of School Build- 
ings and transfers its function in part to the Public Facilities Department 
and in part to the School Committee of said City for the more eflScient and 
economical construction and alterations of municipal buildings. The 
Public Facilities Department shall be under the charge of a board known 
as the Public Facilities Commission consisting of three members known as 
Public Facilities Commissioners appointed by the maj'or for a term ex- 
piring on the first Mondaj'- of the January following the next biennial 
municipal election at which a Mayor is elected. 



PUBLIG WORKS DEPARTMENT 



511 City Hall Annex 

Joseph F. Casazza, Commissioner * 

The Public Works Department was created in 1911 under the provisions 
of Chapter 486, Acts of 1909, through the consolidation of the existing 
street, water, and engineering departments. The Department was placed 
in the charge of a Commissioner who was required by 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 OflBce 
performs general administrative functions including personnel manage- 
ment, payrolls, cost accounting, purchasing, inventory control, property 
and equipment maintenance. 

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



96 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Central OflSce 
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, occupj', and obstruct 
portions of the streets, as well as Water and Sewer permits. 

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 abolition of grade 

crossings. 

Sanitary Division 

507 City Hall Annex 

Leon F. Vignaux, Acting 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 Citj^ 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- 

poUtan treatment plant is under construction. The Division constructs 

and maintains the main sewers, common sewers and surface drains of the 

ritv. 



PUBLIC WORKS Df]PARTMENT 97 

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 Metropolitan District Commission which charges one hun- 
dred twenty dollars ($120.00) per million gallons of water to its members. 
Boston's requirements were 122,105,200 gallons per day in 1967, or 198 
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 

Joseph F. Casazza, Commissioner of Public Works, ex officio, Chairman 
John F. Mxjlhern, Commissioner of Real Property, ex officio, Vice Chair- 
man 
William R. McGrath, Commissioner of Traffic and Parking, ex officio 
Michael J. Corrao, Executive 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. 



98 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



REAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 



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

[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; St. 1965, c. 203. See also G. L. c. 40, s. 22B, 22C, 
22E.] 

REAL PROPERTY BOARD 

John F. Mttlhern, Commissioner oj Real Property, Chairman* 
Anthony E. Forgione, Assistant Commissioner of Real Property* 
Robert Kline, Associate Commissioner. Term expires May 1, 1971. 
David L. Currier, Associate Commissioner. Term expires May 1, 1970. 
Thomas F. Kelly, Jr. Term expires May 1, 1969. 

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 
John F. Mulhern, Chairman 
Anthony E. Forgione 
Thomas F. Kelly, Jr. 
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. 

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



TRAFFIC AND PARKING DEPARTMENT 99 



RETIREMENT BOAI^D, BOSTON 



Office, 30 City Hall, third floor 
[Stat. 1922, Chap. 521; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 284, 381, 426; Stat. 1924, 
Chaps. 89, 249, 250, 251; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 18, 90, 152; Stat. 1926, 
Chap. 390; Stat. 1933, Chap. 243; Stat. 1937, Chap. 163; Stat. 1939, 
Chap. 131; Stat. 1943, Chap. 204; Stat. 1945, Chap. 658; Stat. 1947, 
Chap. 520; Stat. 1950, Chap. 355; Stat. 1951, Chap. 644; Stat. 1952, 
Chap. 379; Stat. 1954, Chaps. 423, 434, 684; Stat. 1955, Chap. 309; 
Stat. 1958, Chap. 391.] 

OFFICIALS 

Michael A. DeSimone, Chairman 
Thomas J. McGrimley 

Paul L. Cakty, Secretary and Executive Officer 
John J. Vaughan, Assistant Executive Officer 

THE BOARD 

Michael A. DeSimone Term ends September 30, 1970 

John J. FitzPatrick, City Auditor (ex officio) 

Thomas J. McGrimley Term ends September 30, 1972 

The Boston Retirement System was estabhshed on Fcbiuary 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; Stat. 1965, Chap. 365.] 

Officials 
William R. McGrath, Commissioner oj Traffic and Parking* 

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



100 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Traffic and Parking Commission 
William R. McGrath, Commissioner of Traffic and Parking, Chairman 
Edmund L, McNamara, Police Commissioner, ex officio, Associate Com- 
missioner oj Traffic and Parking 
Joseph F. Casazza, Commissioner oj Public Works, ex officio, Associate 

Commissioner of Traffic and Parking 
James H. Kelly, Fire Commissioner, ex officio. Associate Commissioner 

of Traffic and Parking 
John F. Mulhern, Commissioner of Real Property, ex officio. Associate 
Commissioner of Traffic and Parking 

Evelyn V. Sullivan, Executive Secretary 

ENGINEERING DIVISION 

Joseph M. Galeota, 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 1,488 one-way 
streets, 2,486 no-parking regulations, and 988 stop streets. The com- 
mission maintains 492 traffic signals, including two (2) interconnected 
systems in downtown Boston, and two hundred twenty -one (221) miles 
of white lines painted in the roadway, including crosswalks; center lines, 
lanes, lines and stop lines are maintained by the commission; 1,293 loading 
zones, requiring 41,833 feet of painted curb, are maintained. Fees amount- 
ing to $58,281 are collected for the establishment and maintenance of 
these loading zones. The commission also maintains 9,000 parking meters. 
It is anticipated that approximately $963,000 will be taken in as revenue 
during the year 1966. Issued 260 licenses for off-street parking lots and 
collected $62,020 in fees for these licenses. 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT 101 



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.] 
Edmund W. Holmes, Collector-Treasurer 

James J. Hyde, First Assistant Collector-Treasurer, Treasury Division 
WiNFRED E. Nixon, First Assistant Collector-Treasurer, Collecting Division 
Dennis H. Gallagher, Second Assistant Collecwr-Treasw er, Treasury Di- 
vision 
Thomas F. Leonard, Second Assistant Collector-Treasurer, Collecting 
Division 

Treasury Division 

Office, 10 City Hall 

The Collector-Treasurer has the care and custody of the current funds 

of the City, of all moneys, properties, and securities placed in his charge 

by any statute or ordinance, or by any gift, devise, bequest, or deposit, 

and pays all bills and demands against the City. 

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

Collecting Division 
Office, 201 City Hall Annex, second floor 
IStat. 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 Count}'' of Suffolk. 
Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds 
Office, 10 City Hall 
(R. L., Chap. 27, § 14; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 35; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 9, 
§ 5; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, § 26; Stat. 1910, Chap. 437; Stat. 1911, 
Chap. 165; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 31; Stat. 1914, Chap. 324; Spec. 
Stat. 1915, Chap. 184; Ord. 1916, Chap. 7; Ord. 1925, Chaps. 2, 30: 
Ord. 1954, Chap. 2.1 



102 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

OFFICIALS 

Gerard E. Hayes, Chairman 
Robert D. Patterson, Vice-Chairman 
John F. FitzPatrick, Secretary 
Edmund W. Holmes, Treasurer 

commissioners* 

Thomas Black, George Hansen Terms ending May 1, 1968 

Gerard E. Hayes Term ending May 1, 1969 

Daniel Weisberg, Robert D. Patterson Terms ending May 1, 1970 

The Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds for the payment or 
redemption of the City debt consists of six members, two of whom are 
appointed annually by the Mayor for a term of three years from May 1. 
The Board has published annual reports since 1871. The amended City 
Charter, Section 26, prohibits the further estabhshing 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 oflScer, director or agent. 

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



VE'TERANS' 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.] 

John S. Stephans, Veterans' Benefits and Services Commissioner 

George L. Glennon, Adminis'ra'ive Assistayit 
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 Relief Expedition, Mexican War, World War 1, World War II, and 
for service with Armed Forces from June 25, 1950, through January 31, 
1955, inclusive.*** 

*** February 1, 1955 and the termiaation of the Vietnam campaign, both dates inclusive. 



OVERSEERS OF THE PUBLIC WELFARE 103 

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. 

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 Veteraas' Graves 
and Registration, who is appointed by the Mayor subject to the provi- 
sions of Chapter 31 of the General Laws and who has the powers and 
performs the duties from time to time conferred or imposed by general 
laws applicable to Boston on pei'sons appointed under Section t» 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. 



OVERSEERS OF THE PUBLIC WELFARE 

43 Hawkins Street 

OFFICIALS 

Ida M. Kahn, Chairman 
James Leo Mxjlvey, Y ice-Chairman 
A. Edna McCarthy, Secretary 
James F. Bowers, Treasurer 

overseers* 

Terms ending May 1, 1968 
Joseph S. Dow Thomas F. Brady 

Katharine E. Driscoll Philip Goldstein 

Terms ending May 1, 1969 
James Leo Mulvey Melnea A. Cass 

James F. Bowers James Demos Kakridas 

Kenneth Guscott Doris Bland 

Terms ending May 1, 1970 
Ida M. Kahn 
George Munoz 

*The Overseers serve without compeu3j,tion 



104 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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. In 1921 
the name of the corporation was changed to Overseers of the Public Wel- 
fare. 

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, 1967, was $1,032,462.27, the annual income from 
which ($46,088.45 in 1967) is distributed in accordance with the terms of 
the donations. 

The Welfare Department was abolished as a municipal agency by 
Chapter 658 of the Acts of 1967; but the Overseers of the PubUc Welfare 
as a corporation continues to fimction as custodian of the permanent 
charity funds, the annual income from which is distributed in accordance 
with the terms of the donations. 



Various City and County 

Departments and 

Miscellaneous Municipal 

Activities 



(105) 



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VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE 
OFFICIALS. 



The following table shows the manner in which public officials, other thaik 
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 



A.PPOINTED OR Elected 



By Whom 



When 



Teem 



Begins 



Auditorium Commission 
(five) 



Boston Employees 
Credit Union, City 
of 



Boston Finance Com- 
mission (five) 



Boston Housing 

Authority (five). . . 



Boston Metropolitan 
District Commission 
(five) 



Ord. 



Statute 



Mayor 



Annually 
one 



Boston Redevelopment 
Authority (five) 



Franklin Foundation 

(twelve Managers).. , 

Freedom Trail Com- 
mission 



Government Center 
Commission (seven).. 

Licensing Board (three) 



Old South Association 
in Boston (two Man- 
agers) 



Governor A 



Governor 

and 

Mayor 



Supreme 
Court 



Mayor 

Mayor 
Governor A 



City Coun- 
cil 



Annually 
one 



Biennially 



May 1 



B 



Biennally 
one 



Annually 



Jan. 8 



Oct. 24 



Sept. 17 



When 
elected 



Length. 



5 yrs. 



5 yrs. 
5 jrrs. 

2 yrs. 

5 yrs. 



t 

6 yrs. 

1 yr. 



A With the advice and consent of the Executive Council. 

* For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial municipal 
election at which a mayor is elected. _ „ ., , • ^ j i_ iu ht „„ 

*• Four members appointed by the Mayor and City Council and one appointed by the Massa- 
chusetts State Housing Board. ., , „ ,c Oi. .. ,riro r-u cnA\ 

t Until the completion of the construction of a new city hail, (oee btat. 195a, Onap. 0^4J. 



VARIOUS OFFICIALS 



107 





How 
Created 


Appointed or Elected 


Teem 


Officials 


By Whom 


When 


Begins 


Length 


School Buildings, Board 
of Commissioners of 
(three) 


Statute 
(( 

Bequest 
Statute 


Elected 

**** 


Annually 
one 

City elec- 
tion 


Dec. 1 

Ist Mon. 
in Jan'y 


3 yrs. 


School Committee (five). 

Suffolk County Court- 
house Commission 
(three) 


2yrs, 


White Fund, George 
Robert (five Trustees) 








Youth Activities Com- 
mission 


t 


Annually 
one 


May 1 


5 yrs. 


County of Suffolk. . . . 

















•** Appointing power shared by the Mayor, School Committee and Board Members. (Sea 
Stat. 1929, Chap. 361.) 

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

t Appointing power shared by the Mayor, Superintendent of Schools and Chairman of tba- 
Youth Service Board of the Commonwealth. (See Stat. 1965, Chap. 391. i 



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THE SGHOOL 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; Stat. 1963, Chap. 786; 
Stat. 1965, Chap. 208.] 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Term ends January, 1970 
Thomas S. Eisenstadt 
John J, Kerrigan 
Joseph Lee 
Paul F. McDevitt 
Paul R. Tiernet 



officials 
John J. Kerrigan, Chairman 
Paul R. Tierney, 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 
associate superintendents 
Thomas F. Meagher Mary A. Vaughan 

Herbert C. Hambelton William G. Tobin 

Joseph McKenney Louis R. Welch 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 109 

assistant superintendents 
William L. Cannon Florence M. Hawkins 

Alice F. Casey Thomas B. McAuliffe 

William T. Miller Gerald F. O'Donnell 

boston business school 
Boston Vocational Technical Institute 

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 Girla. 

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

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

Lyman 

Charlestown. — * Clarence R. Edwards Junior High, Harvard, Warren 
City Proper. — Abraham Lincoln-Quincy, Michelangelo-Eliot-Hancock, 
Prince 

South End. — Dwight, f Rice-FrankUn 

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

* Patrick F. Gavin Junior High 

RoxBURY. — fDearborn, Dillaway, Dudley-Hyde-Everett, Ellis Mendell, 
Henry L, Higginson, Hugh O'Brien, *James P. Timilty Junior High, 
Julia Ward Howe, Lewis School, Martin, William Lloyd Garrison 

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

Jamaica Plain. — Agassiz, fFrancis Parkman, Jefferson, John Fitzgerald 
Kennedy, *Mary E. Curley Junior High 

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

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

Dorchester — Christopher Gibson, Edward Everett, Emily A. Fifield, 
Frank V. Thompson Middle School, *Grover Cleveland Junior High, 
John Marshall, John Winthrop, Mary Hemenway, Mather, John W. 
McCormack Middle School, Minot, *01iver Wendell Holmes Junior 
High, Patrick T. Campbell Middle School, **Paul A. Dever, Phillips 
Brooks, Robert Treat Paine, William E. Endicott, fWilliam E. Russell, 
*Woodrow Wilson Junior High 

♦ Grades VII-IX only, t Grades K-IX. 

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

•• Grades K-IV. 



110 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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

MATIAPA.N. — Edmund P. Tileston, James J. Chittick, Roger Wolcott, 
Solomon Lewenberg Junior High 

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 application 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 
39 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 ophthalmologist, 1 otologist, 54 school physicians, and 2 
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 chief supervising nurse in charge cf 4 supervising 
nurses, 1 nurse assigned to the ophthalmologist, and 72 school nurses 
(including 13 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 

Grades VII-IX only 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 111 

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 1966 is 
S983,524.00. 

The Department of Physical Education comprises 1 director; 1 associate 
director; 1 assistant director; 4 elementary supervisors, 4 instructors of 
military science; 45 women and 49 men instructors of physical education; 
66 teacher coaches of athletics, high schools; 3S teacher coaches of athletics, 
junior high schools; 36 assistant teacher coaches, 59 play teachers. 

INDUSTBIAL 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. Un- 
der this arrangement the School Committee is reimbursed bj'' 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 Massa- 
chusetts Department of Education. By Chapter 805, Acts of 1913, Con- 
tinuation Schools, for employed children between fourteen and sixteen 
years of age, were included under the same plan of State aid. The schools 
thus maintained are the Boston Trade 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 reimbursed to the extent of two thirds of the cost of 
instruction. 

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

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL ARTS 

The Department of Vocational Education and Industrial Arts com- 
prises 1 director; 5 assistant directors; 19 shop foremen; 94 shop in- 
structors, 86 apprentice instructors, 129 instructors of Manpower 
Development Training Act classes; 4 supervisors of M.D.T.A. classes. 

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

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

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



112 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

I 

APPRENTICESHIP AND JOURNEYMAN CLASSES 

1,552 regularly indentured apprentices in 20 different trades were en- 
rolled in related work classes conducted in our vocational school facilities- 
on late afternoons, evenings and Saturday mornings. We also provided 
an upgrading service for 277 journeymen in 10 trades. 

MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING ACT CLASSES 

6,760 persons have completed their training since 1962 in this coopera- 
tive venture conducted by the Boston Public Schools with the assistance 
of the Vocational Division of the Massachusetts Department of Educa- 
tion, the State Employment Service, the Federal Department of Health, 
Education and Welfare and the Federal Department of Labor, This 
massive effort to break the vicious cycle of unemployment, poverty and 
welfare has been financed 100% by the Federal Government. Training 
in new skills has enabled men and women to get new jobs and a fresh, 
start in life. 

BOSTON VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE 

The post-high school Vocational Technical Institute was established 
April 15, 1964 to provide an opportunity for high school graduates residing 
in Boston and other cities and towns in Massachusetts, unable to attend a 
4-year college, to secure advanced technical training without paying tu- 
ition, provided that similar training is not offered in the local area. At the 
present time this training is limited to 3 fields: electronic technology; de- 
sign technology and mechanical technology. 

HOME ECONOMICS 

In the Home Economics Department, there are 141 teachers, an As- 
sistant Director, and a Director. 

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

In the high schools of Boston there are 18 appointed teachers of Home 
Economics, one provisional teacher, and one temporary teacher. 

In the junior high and elementary schools of Boston there are 110 
teachers of Home Economics — 8 of whom are assigned to the following 
schools: Lewis School — ■ Model Demonstration, David L. Barrett, Horace 
Mann, and M. Gertrude Godvin schools. There are also 9 provisional 
teachers, and 2 temporary part-time teachers in the department. 

The Home Economics facilities in the Boston schools are as follows: 
115 clothing laboratories, 51 food laboratories, 17 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. 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 113 

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. 

Adult Basic Education Centers under Title III E.S.E.A. of 1966, are 

functioning in the following sections : 

South End — Boston Proper — Abraham Lincoln School Building 

Roxbury — North Dorchester — Jeremiah E. Burke High School Building 

Dorchester — Grover Cleveland Junior High School Building 

Columbia Point — Dorchester — Paul A. Dever School Building 

East Boston — Joseph H. Barnes Junior High School Building 

East Boston — Don Orione Home, 111 Orient Avenue 

Jamaica Plain — Mary E. Curley Junior High School Building 

Forest Hills — Roslindale — Roslindale High School Building 

Roxbury— Maurice J. Tobin School Building 

West End — Suffolk County, Charles Street 

The Abraham Lincoln, Jeremiah E. Burke, Joseph H. Barnes and 

Mary E. Curley meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. 

to 10:00 P.M. 

The Grover Cleveland, Paul A. Dever, Roslindale High and Maurice J. 

Tobin meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
The Don Orione meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 

P.M. to 5:00 p.m. 

The classes conducted at the Charles Street facility meet on Tuesday 

and Thursday evenings from 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 

DAY SCHOOL FOR IMMIGRANTS 

In the Rice School there are classes for adult immigrants and all non- 
English speaking residents where instruction in the English language is 
provided, classes being conducted 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, 152 Arlington Street, Boston, for the equiv- 
alent of a continuation school education. 



114 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



USE OF SCHOOLHOUSES FOR EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL, AND CIVIC 
PURPOSES 

In 1912 the School Committee was authorized by statute to allow the 
use of buildings under their control by associations and individuals (other 
than school pupils) for educational, recreative, social, civic, philanthropic, 
and similar purposes at times when the schools were not in session. 
Under this arrangement there are now thirteen School Centers, each 
having a manager and largely attended on two evenings a week, Monday 
and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 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 RETIKEMENX 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, 1967, 
110 such retired teachers were receiving pensions. 

The Boston Teachers' Retirement Fund Association, started in 1900, is 
at present paying $120.00 per year to 1,521 annuitants. The total amovmt 
of the Fund on August 31, 1966, was $2,268,921.36. 

On that date 3,491 teachers were contributing $24.00 per year to the 
Fund. 



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 

, Chairman 



Thomas J. Murphy, Executive Secretary 



Commissioners 
Russell S. Codman, Jr. 
Joseph P. McNamara 
Frederick R. H. Witherby 
Arthur J. Gartland 



Term ends in 1971 
Term ends in 1968 
Term ends in 1939 
Term ends in 1970 



LICENSING BOARD 115 

The Finance Commission is constituted under tlie Amended Charter of 
1909. It consists of five commissioners appointed by the Governor and 
confirmed by the Executive Council, the term of each being five years. 
The Chairman of the Commission is named by the Governor. The mem- 
bers of the Commission, other than the chairman, serve without pay. 

It is the duty of the Commission to investigate, at its discretion, all 
matters relating to appropriations, loans, expenditures, accounts and 
methods of administration affecting the City of Boston or the County 
of Suffolk, or any of their departments, and to report upon its investi- 
gations from time to time to the Mayor, the City Council, the Governor 
or the General Court. 

The Commission is required to make an annual report, in January, to 
the General Court. It is also the duty of the Commission to report to 
the Mayor, the City Auditor or the City Treasurer as to the validity or 
proper amount of any doubtful pay roll, bill or claim referred to it by them. 



riCENSING BOARD 



Office, 24 Province Street, eighth floor 

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

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

OFFICIALS 

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

THE BOABD 

John J. Callahan Term ends in 1972 

Clarence R. Elam Term ends in 1968 

Albert L. O'Neil 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 
citizens of Boston who have resided in Boston for at least two years pre- 
ceding the date of their appointment. The two principal political parties 
must be represented on the Board and the term of the members is fixed 
at six years after the first appointment, which was for six, four, and two 



116 MUNICIPAL EEGISTER 

years. The Board was created to exercise all the powers and perform all 
the duties conferred upon the Board of Police of the City of Boston rela- 
tive to intoxicating liquors (now called alcoholic beverages), innholders, 
common victuallers, billiard and pool tables, sippio tables, bowling alleys, 
intelhgence 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 licenses to lodging houses. 

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

By Statutes of 1926, Chap. 299, the Board was given the right to grant 
entertainment 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' licenses to clubs, societies, associations or other organiza- 
tions which dispense food and beverages on their premises, to their stock- 
holders or members and their guests and to no others. 

By Chapter 376 of the Acts of 1933, now Chapter 138 of the General 
Laws, the Board was given the authority to issue 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. 

By Statutes of 1966, Chapter 729, the authority to grant employment 
office licenses, with the exception of "not for profit" class of employment 
agency, was transferred to the Department of Labor and Industrieb of the 
Commonwealth. 



THE FRANKLIN FOUNDATION 117 



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 OF THE CORPORATION OF THE FRANKLIN FOUNDATION 

John A. Lunn, President 

John Lowell, Vice-President 

Noel Morss, Vice-President and Secretary 

Charles E, Cotting, Treasurer 

Kevin H. White, Mayor of Boston (ex officio) 

Rev. Rhys Williams, Congregational Minister (ex officio) 

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

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

C. William Anderson, Charles E. Cotting, Georges F. Doriot, John 

Lowell, John A. Lunn, Noel Morss, Ralph H. Young, Appointed 

by the Supreme Judicial Court 

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

The Franklin Foundation ia 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 
Presbyterian Churches in that Town," who were to make loans on certain 
conditions to "young married artificers, under the Age of twenty-five 
years." 

Dr. Franklin, who died April 17, 1790, calculated that, in one hundred 
years, the thousand pounds would grow to 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 
l<^t out on interest in the manner above directed for another hundred 
years ... At the end of this second Term, if no unfortunate acci- 



118 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 a^ of the fund) was paid to the City Treasurer, 
for "the purchase of land and the erection thereon of the FrankUn In- 
stitute of Boston and for the equipment of the same." Owing to a series of 
compUcations the money remained in the custody of the Treasurer. 
Mayor Collins, in 1902, caused a petition of the City to be filed in the 
Supreme Judicial Court, praying for instructions as to the authority of 
the persons then acting as Managers of the fund. The Court rendered 
an opinion November 25, 1903 (184 Mass. 373) to the effect that the 
three ministers were Managers of the fund under Franklin's will, but 
that the Aldermen did not succeed the "Selectmen" as Managers and 
had no powers with reference to it. The Court, under its general power 
to care for public charitable funds, appointed, on March 16, 1904, nine 
Managers to take the place of the "Selectmen" and provided in the 
decree of the Court, that the Mayor of Boston should be one, ex officio. 
Successors to the other eight are appointed by the Court. In 1908 the 
Franklin Fund Managers were incorporated as The Franklin Foundation by 
the special act already referred to which was clarified by amendments 
in 1927 and 1953. In 1931 the Court held the incorporation to be con- 
stitutional, since it did not change the composition or duties with respect 
to the Frankfin 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. 
In 1957, the Board of Collegiate Authority of the Commonwealth of 



GEORGE ROBERT WHITE FUND 119 

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 ($738,728 for the fiscal 
year 1966), 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. A third building, acquired 
in 1965 at 439-441 Tremont Street, contains 5 classrooms, 4 laboratories, 
1 shop and 3 offices. Six hundred (600) adult students received instruction 
at evening sessions and 811 in day courses during the school year of 1966, 

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



GEORGE ROBERT WHITE FUND 



Office, 36 City Hall 
Trustees, 1966 

Kevin H. White, Mayor, Chairman 

Gerald F. O'Leary, President, Boston City Council 

John F. FitzPatrick, City Auditor 

Bernard J. O'Keefe, President, Boston Chamber of Commerce 

Theodore Chase, President, Bar Association of the City of Boston 

James J. Walsh, Manager 
Thomas G. J. Shannon, Assistant Manager and Secretary 

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 
handled by the Collector-Treasurer; and the examination of all bills and 



120 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

demands rendered against the Fund, together with the approval of all 
expenditures and the auditing of all accounts, rests with the Citv 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, Charlostown, 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 CMty. 

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 bv 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 Cit3^ 

Starting in the spring of 1946 and ending in the fall of 1949 the Trustees 
of the Fund voted to establish the following projects from the Income of 
the Fund: 

Health Unit at Central avenue and Elm street, Hyde Park 
Health Unit at Blue Hill avenue and Harvard street, Dorchester 
Swimming Pool, Diving Pool and Locker Building, Doherty Heights, 
Charlestown 



BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 121 

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 HOUSINa AUTHORITY 



office, 230 Congress Street 
Gen. Laws, Chap. 121, Sees. 26 I to 26 WW, shall be known, and may 
be cited, as the Housing Authority Law. 

MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Appointed by the Mayor and City Council 
Jacob I. Brier, Chairman Term ends in 1972 

Charles H. Savage, V ice-Chairman Term ends in 1971 

Doris Bunte, Treasurer Term ends in 1970 

Julius Bernstein, Assistant Treasurer and Term ends in 1973 

Assistant Secretary 
Appointed by the Commissioner, Department of Commerce 

and Development 
John P. Connolly, Secretary Term ends in 1973 
, 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 momberd of the Authority, each appointed for a term of five years, 
guide and act on local agency policy. 

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 Hlen McCormack Houses in May of 1938. State 
legislation, in 1948, initiated the state-aided program. 

The Boston Housing Authority has, under management, 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 nine federally aided and two state-aided developments. 

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



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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 tabulation of these programs 
follows : 

Boston Housing Authority 
Development Program 
Under Construction 



Development 


No. Apts. 


2-36 West Ninth Street 


84 E 


2-40 Warren Street 


104 


Total 


188 


Under Planning 




Development 


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64 E 


2-33 Jay Street 


86 E 


2-34 Riverside 


40 E 


2-38 Melville 


40 E 


2-39 Highland (Construction and Rehabilitation) 


50 NE 


2-42 Walnut Park 


168 E 


2-43 St. Joseph's (long-term leasing) 


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2-44 South End (scattered site) 


434 E-358 NE-76 


2-45 Allston 


201 E 


2-47 Harvard (scattered site) 


96 E 


2-50 Rockland (turnkey) 


169 E 


Commonwealth Avenue (acquisition) 


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Total — Federally Aided 1,469 E-1292 NE-177 

State Aided 
667-3 Forest Hills 250 



Total Under Planning 1,719 

SUMMARY 

Developments Apts. 

Total Under Construction 2 188 

Total Under Planning 13 1,719 



Development Program Total 15 1,907 

E Designed for Elderly 
NE Designed for Non-elderly 

The Housing Authority has activated with federal assistance a new 
program authorization to lease 1,000 private accommodations and to 
supplement the rent-paying ability of low-income families who will be 
accommodated. A similar state-aided program to lease 100 additional 
private apartments is also under way. 



126 MUNICIPAL EEGISTER 



BOsrbN MM0/e^6P 



Office, City Hall Annex 

(Gen. Laws, Chap. 121, as amended) 

Appointed by Mayok with Appkoval of City Council 

Rt. Rev. Francis J. Lally, Chairman Term ends in 1971 

Patrick Bocanfuso, Vice Chairman Term ends in 1973 

James G. Colbert, Treasurer Term ends in 1972 

Robert L. Farrell Term ends in 1969 

Appointed by Massachusetts Department of Commerce 
Melvin J. Masucco, Assistant Treasurer Term ends in 1970 

John D. Warner, 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 cer- 
tificate of organization from the Secretary of the Commonwealth on Octo- 
ber 4, 1957. 

Under the provisions of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, the 
Federal Housing and Urban Development Department is authorized to 
enter into contracts with local redevelopment authorities to finance slum 
clearance, urban renewal projects and open space, urban beautification 
and other programs designed to prevent the spread of urban blight through 
rehabilitation and conservation measures and to improve the quality of 
the urban environment. The most common form of urban renewal fi- 
nancing 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 1960 (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 Re- 
development Authority. 

The Authority is currently 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, 1966, is detailed below: 

Government Center Project, UR Mass. R-35. The plan for the 60-acre 
Government Center Project in Downtown Boston has received wide 



BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 127 

acclaim for its high level of design, and its execution represents approxi- 
mately $230 million in public and private investment. Construction is 
currently proceeding on the new City Hall, which will be the focal point 
for the center, and the 7-acre Plaza surrounding it is underway. Construc- 
tion is completed on the second phase of One Center Plaza, an 8-story 
private office and retail facility. The third phase will be underway early 
in 1968. The 2000-car parking garage in Haymarket Square and two out 
of three buildings of the State Service Center complex are under construc- 
tion. The 40-story New England Merchants Bank Building on Parcel 8 
is under construction, and the new consolidated Police Station is nearing 
completion. In the Bowdoin Square area, construction is underway for a 
new post office-office building, and a building for WN AC-TV, and plans are 
completed for the St. Botolph Roman Catholic Chapel and an additional 
office building in the same general area of Parcel 2. The Oriental Tea 
Shop has opened in the restored Sears Block, and construction of the City 
Bank and Trust Company is underway. In addition, plans for the de- 
velopment of the Sears Crescent are moving forward to complete the 
development of Parcel 10. Ground has been broken for the new Jewish 
Family and Children's Service Building on Parcel 3A. Developers are 
designated, and plans are moving forward for a 400-room motel on Par- 
cel 7, and a 15-story office building on Parcel 9. The Mayhew School 
on Hawkins Street will be offered soon for development as a restaurant. 
The new Government Center MBTA Station is open. In addition, work 
is underway in three other stations in the area. 

Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall Project, UR Mass. R-77. During 
1957 the demolition of buildings was continued to make way for the re- 
alignment of Atlantic Avenue and the preparation of development sites 
in the State Street-India Wharf area. Construction of the new $4.5 million 
Aquarium Building on Central Wharf continued and is expected to open in 
the summer of 1968. Final plans for the development of a high-rise apart- 
ment tower-parking garage complex in the India Wharf area are near com- 
pletion. Plans for various rehabilitation projects involving Commercial 
and Lewis Wharf buildings were made ready for construction in 1968. The 
$7 million produce market is nearing completion in Chelsea-Everett so that 
the produce dealers would be able to relocate in the first quarter of 1968. 
Plans were completed for the new $11 million meat market facility in the 
South Bay area with expected construction to be in March of 1968. 

Central Business District, UR Mass. R-82. During 1966, acquisition 
of the properties approved under the Early Land Program was completed, 
except for a small parcel in Park Square. Construction began on one of the 
Early Land parcels for a combination 900 car garage and department 
store to be occupied by Raymond's, displaced by Early Land Acquisition 
and temporarily relocated into another downtown acquired property. 
Necessary legislation was enacted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
paving the way for the Mass. Port Authority to undertake a major devel- 
opment in the South Station area. The Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 
was designated as developer of a third Early Land parcel, adjacent to 



128 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

their present building, and Filene's indicated an intent to develop a fourth 
parcel, adjacent to their existing complex. Demolition of the two ac- 
quired properties on Boylston Street, damaged by explosion, was com- 
pleted. Planning continued on the over-all plan for the Central Business 
District. 

Washington Park Project, UR Mass. R-24. Major emphasis in the 
502-acre Washington Park Project is being placed on housing, particu- 
larly conservation and rehabilitation of existing dwelling units. More 
than 1600 units of new low-to-moderate rental housing are proposed. By 
the end of 1967, 843 units of new private moderate housing were completed 
and occupied, and an additional 297 units were under construction. With 
respect to the rehabilitation of existing structures, private investment in 
home improvement came to $10.6 milUon dollars, and involved 995 
structures comprising 3,865 imits. Construction was completed in 1967 
on 2 small parks. These outdoor recreational facilities added to the al- 
ready completed Ellis School playground. Walnut Street tot lot and a 
refurbished Horatio Harris Park. The new Roxbury Boys' Club is 
nearing completion and will soon join the already completed YMCA to 
provide much needed indoor recreational facilities. The Metropolitan 
District Commission skating rink and swimming pool went into construc- 
tion in 1967 and it is anticipated that the swimming pool will be open for 
use this summer. More than $3.4 million dollars has been invested in 
underground utilities, street work, and other public improvements. 

South End Project, UR Mass. R-56. In June, 1966, the Federal 
Government approved the urban renewal plan for this 6,161-acre area. 
The rehabilitation of 75% of existing structures is under way. Five 
hundred units, of a total 3,600 new public and private housing units, are 
completely occupied in Castle Square. In addition, one hundred units of 
elderly housing have just been completed by the Boston Housing Au- 
thority. Six South End non-profit housing corporations are rehabilitating 
both private and tax foreclosed properties to provide low income housing. 
To date 65 units have been completed; the majority have been leased to 
the Boston Housing Authority. The new wholesale Flower Market is 
presently under design and construction is expected to begin this year. 
The plan also features four new elementary and one new junior high 
school, five new playgrounds, a cultural arts center, a new library and 
a new community center building with a swimming pool, a new plaza 
near the Holy Cross Cathedral, a Medical Center development, industrial 
development sites and traffic and circulation improvements. 

Charlestown Project, UR Mass. R-55. In 1965, final approval was 
received for the 520-acre Charlestown project which is now in execution. 
In 1966 Federal Certification was received from the Federal Government 
authorizing the use of federally sponsored-mortgage programs to aid home- 
owners in rehabilitating their properties. Rehabilitation has been com- 
pleted on 153 dwelling units totahng $640,000. The plan emphasizes 90% 
rehabilitation, elimination of the MBTA elevated structure between City 
and Sullivan Squares, and the construction of 750 new residential units 



BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 129 

including new homes, moderate rental apartments, and low-rent apart- 
ments for senior citizens. Three new elementary schools, two new fire 
stations, and new recreation areas will be built, and a Community College 
will occupy the former site of the State Prison. A new library is under 
design for the Thompson Square area. Traffic improvements and street 
landscaping will also be carried out. 

South Cove Project, UR Mass. R-92. In April 1966, Federal Loan and 
Grant approval was received for the 96-acre South Cove Urban Renewal 
area. The Plan proposes to preserve the two major residential neighbor- 
hoods in the area: Bay Village and the Chinese community. 600 to 700 
new housing units and new community facilities will be built, and several 
hundred thousand square feet of new commercial floor space, including 
an expansion of the entertainment district, will be provided. Improve- 
ments in the circulation pattern will facilitate through traffic and route it 
away from residential streets. During 1967 site clearance for new de- 
velopment began and disposition agreements were signed on the new 
fire station, and a commercial-residential development. Final plans for 
construction of the MBTA subway, for the Washington Street reconstruc- 
tion and for the Bay Village public improvements were completed. Final 
plans for the first stage Tufts-New England Medical Center and Don 
Bosco School developments were initiated. Final plans are under way for 
the modernate income housing development sponsored by the Chinese 
community. Preliminary plans for the moderate income housing de- 
velopment sponsored by the Massachusetts Housing Association were 
completed, and preliminary plans for development of several commercial 
parcels are under way. 

Fenway Urban Renewal Project, UR Mass. R-115. In February 1967, 
Federal approval was obtained from the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, for the implementation of the Urban Renewal Plan. 
The Plan calls for a more concentrated use of institutional land and the 
elimination of random institutional expansion into adjacent neighbor- 
hoods. As a part of the $80 million Christian Science Church development 
plan, the "Church Center" development in the vicinity of the Mother 
Church was begun in 1966. Demolition has been completed and con- 
struction of a 24-story office building is under way. The Plan also calls 
for improvements to the residential-business-cultural center along Massa- 
chusetts and Huntington Avenues, including the construction of new 
retail space and over 2,500 housing units, with special provision for housing 
for the elderly. Acquisition and relocation activities are scheduled to 
begin in 1968. 80% of the apartments in the area, which are to be re- 
tained, are in the process of being rehabilitated. In addition, a series of 
street widenings and closings, more adequate parking facilities, park and 
lighting improvements, are under way. The Fenway Project financing 
plan provides for a pooling credit of $6.9 million from institutional ex- 
penditures under Section 112 of the National Housing Act, which allows 
the application of these credits to the financing of other urban renewal 
projects in the City. 



130 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Campus High School Project, UR Mass. R-129. In 1966 the Boston 
City Council and the Mayor gave approval for the filing of a Survey and 
Planning Application with the Department of Housing and Urban De- 
velopment for the 129-acre Campus High School project in the Madison 
Park section of Roxbury and for an Application for Early Land Acquisi- 
tion Loan for 57 acres of this area. Plans for the early land area include 
the construction of a new 5,000-student city-wide Campus High School 
on approximately 35 acres of land; 400-600 new and rehabilitated housing 
units and community facilities on 15 acres; and new street construction. 
An additional 22 acres of the project are to be cleared by the Massa- 
chusetts Department of Public Works for the construction of the Inner 
Belt and Southwest Expressway. Planning studies are currently imder 
way for the remainder of the project area. 

West End Project, UR Mass. 2-3. The new West End branch of the 
Boston Public Library, on Cambridge Street, was completed in 1967. 
The Burns Institute of the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, on 
Blossom Street, was close to completion and scheduled for occupancy in 
1968. On the commercial and shopping center on Cambridge Street, con- 
struction on a 300-room motel-hotel was started and a nine story office 
building opened for occupancy. Of the land designated for residential 
use, 60% has been completed and occupied, and plans for the develop- 
ment of the remaining area have been submitted for approval. 

New York Streets Project, UR Mass. 2-1. Boston's first urban renewal 
project under Title I of the Housing Act of 1949 was officially completed 
and closed out in 1964 upon receipt of the final portion of the Federal 
grant. This 23-acre tract of land had been one of Boston's most decayed 
residential areas for many years prior to 1955 when the land was acquired, 
the residents relocated, and the buildings demolished. With the con- 
struction of a new street system, 10 new commercial buildings have been 
erected at a cost of S10,300,000. 

North Harvard Project, UR Mass. R-54. The FHA has allocated the 
sum of $3,225,300 of below market interest rate funds for the develop- 
ment of approximately 180 units of moderate income housing in this 
project area. The housing will be owned by the Committee for North 
Harvard, Inc., a non-profit corporation composed of local Churches and 
civic organizations. 

Back Bay. The Back Bay private enterprise project, initiated in 1965 
as a joint planning effort in cooperation with the City, the Redevelopment 
Authority, the Back Bay Council, and the Back Bay Planning and De- 
velopment Corporation completed its planning studies. A Development 
Plan for the Back Bay was presented to the Back Bay Council July 31, 
1967, which voted general approval of the Plan's proposals. In addition to 
making recommendations for preservation and rehabilitation, traffic, 
parking and circulation improvements, landscaping improvements to 
Copley Square (to be undertaken in 1968), Dartmouth Street Mall and 
Commonwealth Avenue Mall, the plan forecasts over the next decade a 



BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 131 

total of over $300 million in new private investment. In support of this 
forecast 1967 saw the opening of three new Back Bay apartment buildings 
totaling 600 units and the announcement by John Hancock Life Insurance 
Company of a $75 million, 60-story office tower complex at Copley Square. 

Prudential Center. During 1967, two 26-story residential towers with 
a total of 542 apartments were completed and occupied. Construction 
continued and was substantially completed on a new Lord & Taylor store 
and on a third apartment tower with approximately 20 units. The 
Center announced plans for a new Saks Fifth Avenue store with 110,000 
square feet of retail space and for a 28-story office building, which will 
complete the development of this 31-acre site in Boston's Back Bay. 

Whitney Street. In 1906, the Authority approved the application of 
Back Bay Manor Apartments, Inc., to develop under Chapter 121A, 
the third and last two-acre parcel in the Whitney Project area. Con- 
struction is scheduled to start in 1968 on a 20-story building to contain 
288 apartments and a three-level, 267-car parking facility. 

Tremont-Mason Streets. Tremont-on-the-Common is a 25-story 
luxury apartment building overlooking the Boston Common, completed 
in 1966. The FHA insured loan for this development was provided by 
local banking institutions and developed under the provisions of Chapter 
121A of the General Laws. 

Jamaicaway. A non-federally assisted project, the Jamaicaway De- 
velopment Company, Inc., was created under the provisions of Chapter 
121A of the General Laws to develop this 4-acre open site. A 30-story, 
262 unit apartment tower with an adjoining garage and 18 two-story 
town houses have been completed and occupied. 

During 1967, the Planning Department of the BRA provided planning 
support for approved or proposed renewal projects, prepared an applica- 
tion for federal funds for the Model Cities Program, undertook studies 
funded under the Community Renewal Program, and prepared recom- 
mendations to the Zoning Commission and the Board of Appeals. The 
staff completed major studies on the City's employment characteristics 
and housing resources and initiated a study of the City's open space and 
recreational facilities. The staff also prepared a report on the future 
location of the Boston Campus of the University of Massachusetts. 
During the year the Planning Department continued to cooperate with 
the Chamber of Commerce, the 1975 World Freedom Fair Corporation, 
and the City of Boston in developing a program for the proposed 1975 
World Exposition in Boston. The Department also continued its program 
of historical and architectural research to guide conservation efforts in 
renewal areas. Renewal planning inputs were provided into various 
ongoing projects, including Campus High School, Charlestown, The Fen- 
way, and South Cove. 



132 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION 
Chap. 625 — Acts of 1966 

MEMBER 

Lawrence T. Perara Dec. 31, 1973 

Arthur P. Wilcox Dec. 31, 1969 

PiETRO Belluschi Dec. 31, 1969 

Clifford DeBaun Dec. 31, 1971 

Mary Crozibr Dec. 31, 1972 

alternate 

Donald F. Winter Dec. 31, 1973 

Jean-Paul Carlhian Dec. 31, 1969 

Walter K. Winchester Dec. 31, 1969 

Robert C. Vose, Jr. Dec. 31, 1971 

John S. Ames, Jr. Dec. 31, 1972 

executive secretary 

Joseph J. Berlandi — Boston Redevelopment Authority 

The Back Bay Residential District was established by a special act of 

the Legislature for these purposes: 

(a) to promote the economic, cultural, educational and general wel- 
fare of the public through the encouragement of high design standards for 
the residential portion of the Back Bay area in the City of Boston; 

(b) to safeguard the heritage of the City of Boston by preventing the 
despoliation of a district in that city which reflects important elements of 
its cultural, social, economic and political history; 

(c) to stabilize and strengthen residential property values in such 
areas; 

(d) to foster civic beauty, and 

(e) to strengthen the economy of the Commonwealth and the City of 
Boston. 

The District includes generally both sides of Beacon Street, Marlborough 
Street and Commonwealth Avenue, from the Public Garden at Arlington 
Street beyond Massachusetts Avenue to Charlesgate East. The boundaries 
are defined in the Act as follows: 

westerly by the easterly sideline of Charlesgate east; northerly by 
the southerly side line of Back street; easterly by the westerly side 
line of Embankment road; northerly by the southerly side line of 
Beacon street; easterly by the westerly side line of Arlington street; 
southerly by the northerly side lines of the public alleys between 
Newbury and Commonwealth avenue, from Arlington street to 
the westerly side line of Massachusetts avenue, said lines being 
extended across intervening streets and Massachusetts avenue; 
westerly by the westerly side line of Massachusetts avenue; and 
southerly by the northerly side line of Newbury street. 



BACK BAY ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION 133 

In general, no building permit can be issued by the BuUding Commis- 
sioner in the District for construction, reconstruction, alteration or demo- 
lition unless: 

(1) the Secretary certifies on the buUding permit application that 
no exterior architectural feature is involved, or 

(2) the application for a building permit is accompanied by a cer- 
tificate of design approval issued by the Secretary. 

No permit can be issued by the Public Improvement Commission to erect 
a sign, marquee, awning, or other architectural feature protruding from 
any structure unless the application for such permit is accompanied by a 
certificate of design approval issued by the Secretary. This Act shaU not 
affect a building permit issued prior to December 6, 1966. 

This Act shall not prevent construction or alteration of an architectural 
feature which is certified as necessary by the BuUding Commissioner to 
remedy an unsafe or dangerous condition. 

The commission shall pass only upon the exterior architectural features 
of a structure and shall not consider interior arrangements nor the use 
to be made of the structure. 

It is the intent of this act that the commission be strict in its judgment 
of plans involving substantial new construction or for structures deemed 
to be valuable according to studies performed on behalf of the city, the 
board or the commission for said area to determine which structures are of 
architectural value. It is also the intent of this act that the commission 
shall be lenient in its judgment of plans for structures of little architectural 
value except where such plans would seriously impair the architectural 
value of surrounding structures or the surrounding area. 

Owing to conditions especially affecting the structure involved, but not 
affecting the District generally, the commission may issue a certificate 
of design approval to avoid substantial hardship to an applicant, where 
this can be done without substantial detriment or derogation to the pur- 
poses of the Act. 

Exterior color may be changed, without applying for a certificate of 
design approval, to any color or combination of colors which the Commis- 
sion has determined may be used. 

"Exterior architectural feature" is the architectural style and general 
arrangement of such portion of the exterior of a structure as is designed 
to be open to view from a public street or way, but not such portions as 
are designed to be open to view only from a public alley, including but not 
limited to, kind, color, and texture of the building material of such portion, 
type and design of all windows, doors, lights, signs, and other fixtures 
appurtenant to such portion, the location and adequacy of vehicular 
access, if any, and the location and treatment of any parking space for 
motor vehicles open to view from such public street or way. 



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The applicant must submit plans to aid the commission in considering : 

(a) the architectural value and significance of the structure and its 
relationship to the surrounding area. 

(b) the relationship of the exterior architectural features of such 
proposed structure to the rest of the structure and to the surrounding 
area. 

(c) the general compatibility of exterior design, arrangement, tex- 
ture, and materials to be used. 

(d) any landscape features proposed by the applicant. 

(e) any aesthetic or other factor which it deems to be pertinent. 
The Commission has five members and five alternates. One member and 

alternate is selected by the Mayor; other members and alternates are 
nominated by the four organizations mentioned previously, and appointed 
by the Mayor. Members serve without compensation. 



AUDITORIUM COMMISSION 



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

OFFICIALS 

Robert C. Nordblom, Chairman 

Joseph R. Htnes, Executive Secretary 

THE BOARD 



Members 


Nominated by 


Term ending 


Robert C. Nordblom 

Thomas P. McNamara . . . 
Robert C. Linnell 


Greater Boston Real Estate Board 

Greater Boston Hotel and Motor Inn Assoc. 
Mayor's Selection 


May 1, 1971 
May 1, 1972 
May 1, 1973 


Francis W. Sidlauskas. . . . 


Mayor's Selection 


May 1, 1969 


Earl H. Backer 


Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. . . . 


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 



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135 



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 constructed the municipal 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; contracts for the care and management thereof; 
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. 



FREEDOM TRAIJ^COlVrMISSiDN 



(Stat. 1965, Chap. 625) 
Officials 
RiCHAED A. Berenson, Chairman 
Joseph F. Casazza, Vice Chairman 
Robert P. Mehegan, Secretary 



Member 


Nominated by 


Term Ending 


Richard A. Berenson 


Freedom Trail Foundation, Inc 


Jan. 1, 1972 


Joseph F. Casazza 


Mayor's Selection 


Jan. 1, 1972 


William R. McGrath 


Mayor's Selection 


Jan. 1, 1972 


William G. Schofield 


Mayor's Selection 


Jan 1 1972 


Joseph E. Curtis 


Freedom Trail Foundation, Inc .... 


Jan 1 1972 









A board in the Public Works Department consisting of five commis- 
sioners appointed by the Mayor, two of whom shall be appointed from a 
list of seven candidates nominated from the Freedom Trail Foundation, 
Inc. The Freedom Trail Commission shall from time to time designate a 
route in said city not over three miles in length, along which the public 
may walk and pass not less than twelve historic places. 



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GOVERNMENT CENTER COMMISSION 



18 Tremont Street, Room 528 
[Stat. 1958, Chap. 624; Stat. 1959, Chaps. 403, 577; Stat. 1964, Chap. 516; 
Stat. 1967, Chap. 677.] 

OFFICIALS 

Robert M. Morgan, Chairman 
Frank W. Crimp, Vice Chairman 
IsiDOR Slotnik, Secretary 
THE BOARD 



Members Nominated by 


Term ending 


Robert M. Morgan .... 
Isidor Slotnik 


Mayor's selection 


* 


Associated General Contractors of Massachu- 
setts, Inc. 

Building Trades Council of Boston and 

Vicinity. 
The Boston Society of Architects 




Fred M, Ramsey 

Frank W. Crimp . . 

Edward T. Sullivan 

John P. McMorrow. . . . 


* 
• 


Director of Administrative Services, ex officio.. . 
Appointed by Mayor. See Stat. 1960, Chap. 
652, Sec. 12 


at pleasure 
of Mayor 


Joseph F. Casazza 


Commissioner of Public Works, ex officio 


* 



* 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 PubUc 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 travehng and other necessary expenses 
incurred in the performance of their duties. 



CITY OF BOSTON EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION 137 

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. L,aws, Chap. 171. 



James F. Johnson, President 

William J. Coughlin, Jr., First Vice President 

James M. Dever, Second Vice President 

Harold T. Kenney, Treasurer 

Roy E. Covell, Asst. Treasurer 

Paul L. Carty, Clerk 



George R. Byrne 
Marguerite H. Connaughton 
Charles D. Costello 
Gene J. DiBenedetto 
John J. Donovan 
Edwin C. Estey 
Thomas B. Francis, Jr. 
Thomas W. Gately 



James J. Hyde 
William P. McNeill 
Francis X. O'Brien 
Catherine C. O'Hara 
Arthur J. O'Keefe 
Joseph P. Sances 
Margaret Waldron 



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

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

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



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the exorbitant rates charged by loan agencies. During 1967 loans made 
to members amovmted to $8,457,255.65 and a total of $74,086,876.88 has 
been loaned since organization. Approximately 95 percent 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 $7,759,655.42 and 
reserves of $513,026.88 with 11,923 members, 6,564 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 MEfRdPOLlTAN DISTRICT 



73 Tremont Street 
fStat. 1929, Chap. 383.] 
Trustees Appointed by the Governor 
Veenon B. Hitchins, Chairman, Dedham, 1968 
William C. Hogan, Jr., Cambridge, 1971 
Vernon B. Hitchins, Dedham, 1969 
William H. Reardon, Jr., Treasurer, Cambridge, 1973 

Trustee Appointed by Mayor of Boston 
Charles A. Birmingham, Clerk, Boston, 1969 



OLD SbtrTH ASSOCIATION IN BOSTON 



fStat. 1877, Chap. 222, §§ 1, 2.] 

The Mayor, ex officio, Councillors Thomas I. Atkins and John L. 
Saltonstall, Jr., 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. 



HOUSING INSPECTION DEPARTMENT 139 



HOUSING INSPECTION IDEPARTMENT 



Eighth Floor, City Hall Annex 

(G. L. Chap. 83, Sec. 12; G. L. Chap. Ill, Sees. 5, 122, 123, 124, 125; 
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.] 

Francis W. Gens, Commissioner 

William E. Walsh, Assistant Commissioner 

Frank P. Henry, Director 

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 
and Housing 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, not inconsistent 
with the state sanitary code or other provisions of law, as in the opinion 
of the commissioner of housing inspection maj^ 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, ordinance?, 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 



140 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 compliance 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 responsibilities, 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. 



Weights and Measures Division 

Office, 105 City Hall Annex, first floor 
[Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 31; 
Chap. 656, Acts of 1965] 
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. 

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 purp .>se of buying or sellLng 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 quality 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. 



YOUTH ACTIVITIES COMMISSION 



141 



COUNCIL ON AGING 
Established by Ordinances of 1968, Chapter 4A 

Passed in City Council June 3, 

Approved by the Mayor June 5, 
Members 
Mary S. Colbert 
James C. ?pillane 
Professor Louis Lowy 
Kenneth Arvedon 
Gerard E. Hayes 
Matthew E. Sullivan 
Fannie L. Allen 
Gertrude Pratt 
Christopher Kelly 
Joseph P. Kerrissey 
M. Jerry Schneider 

The Council on Aging shall be cognizant of federal and state legislation 
concerning financial assistance, information exchange, and planning for 
better community programming for the elderly, and shall co-ordinate or 
carry out programs designed to meet the problems of the aging in co- 
ordination with programs of the Commission on Aging established under 
Section 73 of Chapter 6 of the General Laws. The Covmcil on Aging shall 
send to said Commission on Aging a copy of the annual report transmitted 
by it to the Mayor under Section 25 of Chapter 3 of these ordinances. 



1968 






1968 








Term Ending 




May 1 


1969 




May 1 


1969 




May 1 


1969 




May 1 


1970 




May 1 


1970 




May 1 


1970 




May 1 


1971 




May 1 


1971 




May 1 


1971 




May 1 


1972 




May 1 


1972 



Office, 1179 River Street, Hyde Park 

(Chapter 391 of the Acts of 1965) 

OFFICIALS 

David S. Nelson, Chairman 



James A. Travers, Executive Director 

COMMISSIONERS 

David Nelson, Term ending May 1, 1972 

Pasquale Rao, Term ending May 1, 1972 

William Wimberly, Term ending May 1, 1974 

Laurence M. Lombard, Term ending May 1, 1970 

Thomas Heffernan, Appointee of School Superintendent 

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

George Romanos, Term ending May \. 1971 



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MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



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. 



SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT HOtJSEGOMMISSION 



Office, 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) 
Thomas S. Eisenstadt, Sheriff of Suffolk County. 

The Commission chooses its own Chairman and its own Secretary. 
Its members receive no compensation for their services. 

The Commission was established by Special Act of the Legislature, 
for the care, custody and control of the Suffolk County Court House, 
and is required to appoint a Custodian and such other officers as it may 
deem necessary for the proper operation of the building, and tn 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. 



SUFFOLK COUNTY ORGANIZATION 




SUPERIOR COURT 



SUPERIOR COURT 



CITY 
COUNCIL 



[ ' JUSTICES 



JUSTICES -• JUSTIC 



COURT 
I OFFICERS 



L 



— ' JUSTICES 



COURT 
OFFICERS 






L. 



SUFFOLK COUNTY 
COURT HOUSE 
COMMISSION 



- -Fi/// Control 

— Par Hal Control 

' ~Appointivo AuthorHf 



JUSTICES and 



- MUNICIPAL 



SERVICE — ■ 



ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
DEPARTMENT 

Aug. 1, 1954 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 143 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 



All debts and expenses of the County of Suffolk are borne by the City of 
Boston, unless otherwise specified. 

County Commissioners for the County of Suffolk — The Mayor and Citt 
Council of Boston 

County Auditor — John F. FitzPatrick 
County Treasurer — Edmund W. Holmes 

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 — W. Langdon Powers 

Assistant — Murray P. Reiser 

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 — WilUam J. Doyle 

Assistant — Daniel J. Murphy 
Assistant — Newman A. Flanagan 

Assistant — Joseph R. Nolan 

Assistant — John C. Mahoney 
Assistant — Jack I. Zalkind 
Asstsiant — Robert Snider 
Assistant — Thomas J. Mundy, Jr. 
Assistant — Alan Chapman 
Assistant — Robert Y. Murray 
Assistant — James F. Sullivan 
Assistant — Edward T. Crossen 
Assistant — Thomas E. Finnerty 
AssitsMnt — Theodore A. Glynn 
■Legal Admin. Secretary — George E. McGunigle 



144 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 — Thomas S. Eisenstadt. Term ends first Wednesday in January^ 

1976 
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, Joseph Shaw, Harry I. 

Timilty, John T. Duffy, Richard J. Cicierega, Edward C. Connelly^ 

John P. Cronin, John M. Tacelli. Paid by fees. 

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. 5i. 
Third Assistant Register — Lawrence J. Fallon, Gen. Laws, Chap. 36, Sec. 5^ 
Fourth Assistant Register — John W. Barry, Gen. Laws, Chap. 36, Sec. 5.. 

LAND COURT 

Room 408, Old Court House 
Judge — ^Elwood H. Hettrick 
Associate Judge — Edward McPartlin 

Associate Judge — Joseph B. Silveeio. Appointed by the Governor.. 
Recorder — Margaret M. Daly. Appointed by the Governor. 
Deputy Recorder — Maynard R. Gregory. Appointed by the Judge with 

the approval of the Governor and Council. 
Chief Title Examiner — Bernard W. Berkowitch. Appointed by the 

Judge. 
Title Examiner — J. Frederick Harkins. Appointed by the Judge. 
Title Examiner— Onm^ P. Rosenberg. Appointed by the Judge. 
Assistant Clerks — Peter L. McMahon, Robert H. Gardner. Appointed 

by the Recorder with the approval of the Judge. 
Deputy Assistant Clerks — Charles W. Trombly, Jr, Jeanne Maloney. 

Appointed by the Recorder with the approval of the Judge. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 145 



COURTS AND COURT OFFICIALS 



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

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT 

Chief Justice — Raymond S. Wilkine. 

Associate Jiistices — John V. Spalding, Arthur E. Whittemore, R. Ammi 

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

SUPERIOR COURT 

Chief Justice — G. Joseph Tauro. 

Associate Justices — Frank J. Donahue, Lewis Goldberg, Felix Forte, 
Eugene A. Hudson, Horace T. Cahill, Frank E. Smith, Charles Fair- 
hurst, John H. Meagher, Wilfred J. Paquet, Edward A. Pecce, Reuben 
L. Lurie, Donald M. Macaulay, George E. Thompson, Francis J. 
Quirico, John M. Noonan, Frank W. Tomasello, August C. Taveira, 
John W. Coddaire, 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., Cornelius J. 
Moynihan, George P. Ponte, Joseph K. Collins, Joseph S. Mitchell, Jr., 
Edward F. Hennessey, Allan M. Hale, Walter H. McLaughlin, 
Samuel T. Tisdale. 

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

Executive Clerk — John F. Burke. 

For Civil Business 

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

Assistant Clerks — Robert J. Dorgan, First Assistant, Thomas F. Brophy, 
Equity, Francis P. Concannon, Mary G. Murphy, John E. Noonan, 
Francis B. Tyrrell, John P. Connolly, Paul J. Marble, Joseph A. Grover, 
Thomas F. McDonough, Albert L. Crimmins, Thomas G. Freeley, 
Walter V. Brennan, Rita M. Dunlap, Michael J. Sclafani, Christine 
M. Mackay, John Peter Connolly, Mary T. Gaquin. 



146 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

For Criminal Business 
Clerk — Edward V. Keating. 
First Assistant Clerk — ^James B. Gibbons. 
Assistant Clerks — ^John H. Casey, Francis X. Orfanello, Francis M. 

Masuret, Jr., Richard G. Finnegan, Gerald Miraldi, William G. 

McKenney, Jr., Dennis P. Glynn, Jr., Mary C. Phelan, John H. 

Voke, Irwin R. Macey, Francis A. Smith, Alfred L. Bunai. 

(probate court and court of insolvency) 

2nd Floor. Old Court House 

1st Floor, Registry of Probate 

[Gen. Laws, Chaps. 215-217; Stat. 1904, Chap. 455; Stat. 1910, Chap. 
373; Stat. 1912, Chap. 585; Stat. 1913, Chap.791; Gen. Stat. 1919, 
Chap. 269; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 386, 487; Stat. 1922, Chap. 532.] 

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

Register — Louis F. Musco 

First Assistant Register — Arthur A. Kelly 

Second Assistant Register — Mary C. Fitzpatrick 

Third Assistant Register — Thomas J. Roche 

Fourth Assistant Register — Thomas N. Foley 

Fifth Assistant Register — Clarence P. Ford 

Deputy Assistant Register — Robert D. Farrell 

Executive Assistant — James J. Twomey 

Administrative Secretary — Florence S. Pepi 

Clerk to Register — Florence M. Verry 
The judges of Probate are appointed by the Governor. The assistant 

registers are appointed by the judges. They and the other officials of 

this Court are paid bj^ the State, as are the clerical assistance to the 

register. 

municipal court of the city of boston 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 218; Stat. 1907. Chap. 179; Stat. 1908. Chap. 191; 
Stat. 1909, Chaps. 386, 434; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 231, 469. § 5; Stat. 
1912, Chaps. 648, 649, 660, 672; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 289, 430, 612, 
716, 748; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 35, 409; Gen. Stat. 1915, Chap. 166; 
Gen. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 69, 71, 109, 195, 261, 263; Gen. Stat. 1917, 
Chaps. 262, 330; Gen. Stat. 1918. Chap. 250; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 553, 
614; Stat. 1921, Chap. 284; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 309, 399, 532.] 

Chief Justice — EUjah Adlow 

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

Ehas 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. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 147 

For Ciuil 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 
Pullo, Jr., Frank J. Fitzwilliam, George D. Sullivan, Timothy J. 
Hurley, Mary Sullivan, Joseph A. Woods, Peter J. Rogers, James H. 
Nicholson, Michael J. Coleman. 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, John M. Coyne, Robert E. Block, 
John F. Greene, Joseph L. Kenny, Domenic A. Procopio, John P. 
McCoole, Edward J. Burke, William J. Tierney, Bernard J. KilUon, 
William H. Hunter. Appointed by the Clerk of the Court with the 
approval of the Justices. 

MUNICIPAL COURT, BRIGHTON DISTRICT 

Chestnut Hill Avenue 

Justice — Charles J. Artesani 

Special Justice — John J. Sullivan 

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

Assistant Clerk — Elizabeth C. Healey 

Assistant Clerk — Helen Toomey 

MUNICIPAL COURT, CHARLESTOWN 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 
Justices — Jerome P. Troy and Paul H. King 
Special Justices — Sadie L. Shulman and Margaret C. Scott 
Clerk— John P. Holland 
Assistant Clerk — Thomas F. Reilly 
Second Assistant Clerk — Marguerite H. Hennessy 
Third Assistant Clerk — Benjamin J. Wall 
Fourth Assistant Clerk — James T. Buckley 



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EAST BOSTON DISTRICT COURT 

Meridian and Paris Streets 
Justice — Guy J. Rizzotto 
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 — Keesler H. Montgomery. Appointed by the Governor. 

First Assistant Clerk — ^John I. Sullivan 

Second Assistant Clerk — John A. D'Arcy 

Third Assistant Clerk — ^Julius Goldstein 

Fourth Assistant Clerk — Theodore J. Zaborski 

Fifth Assistant Clerk — Paul W. Shannon 

Sixth Assistant Clerk — Francis J. Concannon 

Seventh Assistant Clerk — William A. Mahoney 

MUNICIPAL COURT. SOUTH BOSTON DISTRICT 

Municipal Building, East Broadway 
Justice — Thomas E. Linehan 
Special Justice — Joseph F. Feeney 

Clerk — John E. Flaherty. Appointed by the Governor. 
Assistant Clerk — Raymond J. Dodds 
Second Assistant Clerk — Ralph F. Clougherty 

MUNICIPAL COURT, WEST ROXBURY DISTRICT, INCLUDING HYDE PARK, 

JAMAICA PLAIN AND ROSLiNDALE. 445 Arborway, Forest Hills, 30 

Justice — Daniel W. Casey 

Special Justice — Frank S. Deland 

Clerk — Vincent A. Mannering. Appointed by the Governor 

First Assistant Clerk — Thomas E. Anastasi 

Second Assistant Clerk — John W. Norton 

Third Assistant Clerk — Richard F. Fell 

Fourth Assistant Clerk — Raymond P. Ryan 

BOSTON JUVENILE COURT 

Room 168, Old Court House 
iChap. 334, Acts of 1903; Chap. 489, Acts of 1906; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 

255; Stat. 1922, Chap. 659, Acts of 19651 
Justice — Francis G. Poitrast 

Special Justices — George W. Cashman, G. Bruce Robinson 
Clerk — John H. Louden 
Assistant Clerk — William H. Ohrenberger, Jr. 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 149 

Chapter 489 of the Acts of 1906, establishing a court to be known aa 
the Boston Juvenile Court for the 'Care, Custody, and Discipline of 
Juvenile Offenders," provides for the transfer to said court of the juris- 
dictions, authority, and powers hitherto vested in the Municipal Court 
of Boston, under Chapter 334 of the Acts of 1903. The Act took effect 
September 1, 1906. 

The jurisdiction of the Court has been increased from time to time. 
The Court has concurrent jurisdiction with the Boston Municipal Court, 
and the Municipal Court of the Roxbury District over adults who commit 
the offences of Contributing to the Delinquency of Children and against 
parents for neglect of minor children, and against parents for failing to 
have children attend school. 

In addition, the jurisdiction, authority, and powers formerly exercised 
by the Municipal Court of the Roxbury District pertaining to juvenile 
offenders under 17. and oases of neglected, wayward or delinquent children 
are now vested in the Boston Juvenile Court. 

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

Probation Officers 

(Stat. 1880. Chap. 129, § 1; P. S. 212, § 74; Stat. 1882, Chap. 125; Stat. 
1891, Chap. 256, §§ 1, 6; Stat. 1892, Chaps. 242, 276, §§ 1, 3; Stat. 
1897, Chap. 266, §§ 1, 3; Stat. 1898, Chap. 511, §§ 1, 2; R. L. Chap. 
217, §§ 81, 92; Stat. 1905, Chap. 295; Stat. 1906, Chaps. 329, 489, 
§ 6; Stat. 1907, 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 officers are appointed by the judges of the respective criminal 
courts to ascertain all facts relating to the offenders brought before the 
courts. In the performance of their official duties they have all the 
powers of police officers. 

Acts of 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 



150 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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 all the powers of police officers. 

MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITT OF BOSTON 

Chief Probation Officer — James E. Flavin 

First Assistant Chief Probation Officer — John F. McCarthy 

Second Assistant Chief Probation Officer — Marion L. Carlin 

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

Assistant Medical Director — 

Deputy Probation Officer — John J. Collins 

Deputy Probation Officer — Samuel J. Collb 

Probation Officers 

Robert T. Hughes, John B. Magaldi, Florence J. McCarthy, George R. 
Skelly, Julius V. Chaplik, Isidoro Mojica, Catherine G. Tiemey, 
Richard H. Cronin, Thomas E. Curry, Jr., Vincent D. Basile, John W. 
Belyea, Margaret E. Conley, Phyllis C. Walker, Dorothy M. Murray, 
Francis J. Burke, Edward M. Sacks, Daniel F. Griffin, Jr., Matthew C. 
Regan, Brenda A. Kane, John G. Hines, Helen K. McGoey, Mary Jane 
MacKinnon. 

BOSTON JUVENILE COURT 

Chief Probation Officer— 'Loms. G. Maglio 

First Assistant Chief Probation 0#cer— Nicholas F. Gatto 

Assistant Chief Probation Officer — Katherine M. Connolly 

Probation Officers — William T. Ahem, Daniel J. Byrne, John J. Connelly, 

Jr., Paul P. Heffernan, Clarence J. Jones, Paul V. Kelley, Walter B. 

Murphy, Philippa J. Myers, Dorothy L. Parks, Salvatore Paterna, 

Lawrence S. Plenty, Anthony R. Polcari, Elizabeth F. Powers, Sarah 

Schultz, Edward R. Skeffington. 

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT COURTS 

Brighton — Chief Probation Officer, Thomas C. O'Brien, Jr., Probation 
Officers, Marian O'Donnell, Donald W. Stevens, Brian T. O'Neill, Timothy 
F. Murphy. Charlestown — Chief Probation Officer, William L. Meade, 
Probation Officers, William D. Sweeney, Charles W. Gearin. Chelsea— 
Chief Probation Officer, David D. Greenspan, Carole S. Newman, Donald 
J. Proctor, Donald A. Waggenheim, Edward Volta, James F. Monahan. 
Dorchester— Chiei Probation Officer, Matthew T. Connolly, Assistant 
Chief Probation Officers, John H. Maloney, Hubert C. Travers, Probation 
Officers, Mary L. McLoughlin, Paul G. O'Hara, Gerard F. Kenneally, 
Winston J. Presco, Edward J. PoUis, Charles F. Hoar, William J. Vaughan. 
East Boston— Chid Probation Officer, Mario F. DiTroia, Probation 
Officers, Vincent Santosuosso, William J. Pepicelli, Ciriaco Tordiglione. 
Roxbury— Chiei Probation Officer, Albert E. Goslin, First Assistant Chief 
Probation Officer Harry F. Lofton, Assistant Chief Probation Officers, 



COUNTY OF SUFFOLK 



151 



Arthur A. Devin, John M. Teehan, Malcolm L. Weymouth, Probation 
Officers, Donald B. Akerstrom, Robert J. Fillippone, Vivian J. Daniels, 
Edward P. Rooney, David C. Comerford, Edward J. Keegan, Jr., Thomas 
Orlandi, Philip Showstead, John Thomas, James H. Norton, Norma P. 
Kilson, Joseph J. McDonough, Jeannette M. Ronan, Thomas W. Stanton, 
Paul Sheehy, Albert J. Murphy. 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, Assistant Chief Probation Officer, James F. Holland, 
Probation Officers, Timothy F. Tobin, Jr., James J. Rush, Gerald T. 
Palmer. 



STJPEEIOH COURT 

Chief Probation Officer — John F. Feeney 

First Assistant Chief Probation Officer — John J. O'Connor 

Assistant Chief Probation Officers — Michael J. Coyne, Charles H. Sullivan 

Probation Officers (male) — Henry J. Dobbyn, Jr., Joseph P. Donnelly, Jr., 

Raymond L. Flynn, Richard A. Luccio, Kenneth G. Lehane, Frederick R. 

Naples, Robert C. O'Shea, James A. Sartori, Francis L. Toomey, Daniel 

Paul Toomey, Thomas F. McKenna, Robert A. Pasakarnis 

Probation Officers (female) — Miss Jean Harney, Miss Mary C. Smith. 



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 1971. Southern 
District, Richard Ford, M.D., 784 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. 
Term ends in 1971. 

Associate Medical Examiners — George W. Curtis, M.D., 784 Massachu- 
setts avenue, Boston. Term ends in 1973. Leonard Atkins, M. D., 
Term ends in 1971. 

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 

1909-1969 



ORATORS APPOINTED BY THE CITY SINCE 1771 



(153) 



CITY GOVERNMENT 
1909 



155 



James M. Curley 
Daniel A. Whelton 
Daniel J. Donnelly f 
George P. Anderson 
Walter Ballantyne 
Frederick J. Brand 
W. Dudley Otton, jr. 



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Mayor 
GEORGE A. HIBBARD* 

Aldbrmbx 
Fbederick J. Brand, Chairman 

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

John T. Priest, City Clerk 

COUNCILMEN 

Geobge C. McCabe, President 



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

Ward 11 
Courtenay Crocker 
Theodore Hoague 
Charles H. Moore 

Ward n 
Seth Fenelon Amo 
Alfred G. Davis 
Francis J. H. Jones 

Ward 13 
Leo F. McCullought 
Stephen A. Welch 
Coleman E. Kelly 

Ward 14 
Cornelius J. Fitzgerald 
Thomas J. Casey 
Joseph L. CoUins 

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

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

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

Joseph O'Kane, Clerk 



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

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

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

Ward 21 
William N. Hackett 
John Ballantyne 
Walter R. Meins 

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

Ward ZS 
George W. Carruth 
George W. Smith 
Ward D. Prescott 

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

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



• Elected for two years t Died June 23, 1909 

t ResiKued June 3. 1909 



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19 10 



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 1915 
Walter Ballantyne 
Thomas J. Kenny 
John A. Coulthurst 



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



Matob 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD 
CiTT Council 
Waltbb Ballantyne, President 
Term Ends in 1912 
James M. Curley 
Walter Ballantyne 
Thomas J. Kenny 

19 11 

Matob 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD 
CiTT Council 
Walter L. Collins, PresiderU 
Term Ends in 1913 
John J. Attridge 
Matthew Hale 
Walter L. Collins 



19 12 

Matob 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD 
CiTT Council 
John J. Attbidge, President 
Term Ends in 1914 
Daniel J. McDonald 
Timothy J. Buckley 
Ernest E. Smith 

19 13 

Matob 

JOHN F. FITZGERALD 

CiTT Council 

Thomas J. Kennt. President 
Term Ends in 1915 I 

Walter Ballantyne 
Thomas J. Kenny 
John A. Coulthurst I 

19 14 



Term Ends in ll^li 
Frederick J. Brand 
Daniel J. McDonald 
Timothy J. Buckley 



Term Ends in 1913 
James M. Curley 
Walter Ballantyne 
Thomas J. Kenny 



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



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, Matob 

CiTT Council 
Daniel J. McDonald, President 
Term Ends in 1916 
John J. Attridge 
Walter L Collins 
James A. Watson 



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



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



CITY GOVERNMENT 



157 



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



19 15 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

CiTT Council 
George W. Coleman, PreBident 
Term Ends in 1917 
George W. Coleman 
Daniel J. McDonald 
William H. Woods' 



Term Ends in 191 e 
John J. Attridge 
Walter L. Collins 
James A. Watson 



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

19 16 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 
City Council 
Henbt E. Hagan, President 
Term Ends in 1918 
Walter Ballantyne 
John A. Coulthurst* 
Henry E. Hagan 



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



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



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



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



19 18 



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



ANDREW J, PETERS, Mayor 
City Council 
Walter L Collins, President 
Term Endis in 1920 
Francis J. W. Ford 
Daaiel J. McDonald 
James A. Watson 



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



19 19 



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



ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor 

City Council 

Francis J. W. Ford, President 

Term Ends in 1921 j Term Ends in 1920 

Henry E. Hagan Francis J. W. Ford 

Daniel W. Lane Oaniel J. McDonald 

James T. Moriarty ' JiTnes A. Watson 



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1920 



Tens Ends in 1923 
David J. Brickley 
Francis J. W. Ford 
James A. Wateon 



ANDREW J. PETERS. Matob 

City Council 

Jambs T. Moriabtt, President 

Term Ends in 1922 

Walter L. Collins 

John A. Donoghue 

Edward F. McLaughlin 

192 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, Mayob 
City Council 
Jambs A. Watson, President 
Term Ends in 1923 
David J. Brickley 
Francis J. W. Ford 
James A. Watson 

1922 



Term Ends in 1922 
Walter L. Collins 
John A. Donoghue 
Edward F. McLaughlia 



Term Ends in 1925 
John A. Donoghue 
George F. Gilbody 
William J. Walsh 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayob 
City Council 
David J. Buckley, 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, Mayor 
City Council 
Daniel W. Lane, President 
Term Ends in 1925 
John A. Donoghue 
George F. Gilbody 
William J. Walsh 



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



1 924 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayob 
City Council 
John A. Donoghue, President 
David J. Brickley 
William C. S. Healey 
James A. Watson 

1925 



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



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayob 
City Council 
James T. Mobiabty, President 
David J. Brickley 
William C. 8. Healey 
James A. Watson 



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



CITY GOVERNMENT 



159 



1 926 



MALCOLM E, NICHOLS, Matob 



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



CiTT Council 
Chables G. Kbenb, Preaident 
John F. Dowd 
MichaelJ. Ward 
Walter J. Freeley 
Edward L. Englert 
Herman L. Bush 
Joseph McGrath 
Israel Ruby 



Thomas W. McMahon 
George F. Gilbody 
Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr 
Walter E. Wragg 
Horace Guild 
Frederic E. Dowling 
John J. Heffernan 



1927 



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



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Matob 
City Council 
John J. Heffernan, Preaident 
John F. Dowd 
Michael J. Ward 
Walter J. Freeley 
Edward L. Englert 
Herman L. Bush 
Joseph McGrath 
Israel Ruby 



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



1928 



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 Council 
Thomas H. Gbeen, President 
Michael J. Ward 
Roger E. Deveney 
William A. Motley, jr. 
Herman L. Bush 
Frank E. Sullivan 
Israel Ruby 
Thomas W. McMahon 



Albert L. Fish 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 

Peter J. Murphy 

Peter A. Murray 

Charles G. Keene 

Frederic E. Dowling 

Edward M. Gallagher 



i 929 



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, 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. 

Peter J. Murphy 

Peter A. Murray 

Charles G. Keene 

Frederic E. Dowling 

Edward M. Gallagher 



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1930 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY Matob 

City 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 



193 1 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayob 

City Council 
Joseph McGeath, Preaident 
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. Gallagner 



1932 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY. Mayoe 

City Council 
Edwaed M. Gallagher, Preaident 



John F. Dowd 
Richard D. Gleason 
Leo F. Power 
Edward L. Eaglert 
David M. Braokman 
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, Mayor 
City Council 
Joseph McGrath, President 
John F. Dowd 
Richard D. Gleason 
Leo F. Power 
Edward L. Eaglert 
David M, Brackman 
Israel Ruby 
Francis E. KeUy 



Albert L. FUh 
Thomas Burke 
Clement A. Norton 
Peter A. Murray 
Joseph P. Cox 
James Hein 
Edward M. Gallagher 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



161 



1934 



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Matok 



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



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



Albert L. Fish 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr 

Clement A. Norton 

Peter A. Murray 

James F. Finley 

James E. Agnew 

Edward M. Gallagher 



1935 



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



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Matob 
CiTT CorrNCiL 



John I, Fitzgerald, President 
Richard D. Gleason 
John J. Doherty 
Edward L. Englert 
David M. Brackman 
Joseph McGrath 
Maurice M. Goldman 
Martin H. Tobin 



Albert L. Fish 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr 

Clement A. Norton 

Peter A. Murray 

James F. Finley 

James E. Agnew 

Edward M. Gallagher 



19 36 



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



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Matob 
City Council 



John I. Fitzqerald, 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 



1937 



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Mayor 



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



City Council 
John I. Fitzgerald, President 

Mildred M. Harris 
John J. Doherty 
James J. Kilroy 
David M. Brackman 
Peter J. Fitzgerald 
Sidney Rosenberg 
Martin H. Tobin 



John J. McGrath 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr 

Clement A. Norton 

Peter A. Murray 

James F. Finley 

James E. Agnew 

Edward M. Gallaiiher 



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193 8 



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



MAURICE, J. TOBIN, Matob 

City Council 

John E. Kebbiqan, President 

Mildred M. Harris 
William A. Carey 
Edward L. Englert 
Charles I. Taylor 
Edward A. Hutchinson, jr. 
Sidney Rosenberg 
John B. Kelly 



Philip Austin Fish 
Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 
Clement A. Norton 
Peter A. Murray 
Theodore F. Lyons 
James E. Agnew 
Maurice H. SuDivan 



193 9 



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



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Matob 

CiTT Council 
Gboegb a. Mubeat, President 

Mildred M. Harris 
William A. Carey 
Edward L. Englert 
Charles I. Taylor 
Edward A. Hutchinson, jr. 
Sidney Rosenberg 
John B. Kelly 



Philip Austin Fish 
Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 
Clement A. Norton 
James M. Lanagan 
Theodore F. Lyons 
James E. Agnew 
Maurice H. SuUivan 



1940 



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



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Matob 

CiTT Council 
William J. Galvin, President 

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



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



194 1 



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



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Matob 

CiTT Council 
William J. Galvin, President 

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



Philip Austin FisU 
John C. Wickes 
James J. Goode, jr. 
James M. Langan 
Theodore F. Lyons 
Michael J. Ward 
Maurice H. Sullivan 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



163 



I 9 4^ 



James S, Coffey 
Micbael L. Kinsella 
Joseph Ru330 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
A. Frank Foster 
Joseph M. Soannell 
William F. Hurley 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Matob 

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. Kelly 



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



1943 



James S. Coffey 
Michael L. KinseUa 
Joseph Ruaso 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
A. Frank Foster 
Joseph M. ScanneU 
Thomas E, Linehan 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Matob 

CiTT Council 
Thomas J. Hannon, President 



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



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



1944 



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



MAURICE J. TOBINi Matob 

CiTT Council 
John E. Kerhigan, President 



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



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



1945 



James S. Coffey 
Michael Leo KinseUa 
Joseph Russo 
PerUe Dyar Chase 
James C. Bayley, jr. 
Joseph M. ScanneU 
WiUiam F. Hurley 



JOHN E. KERRIGAN, Matob 

CiTT Council 
John E. Kebhigan. President 



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



Philip Austin Fish 
WiUiam Joseph Keenan 
Michael Paul Feeney 
Thomas L. McCormack 
Thomas G. J. Shannon 
WUUam F. Dwyer 
Maurice H. SuUivan 



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194 6 



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



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



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



947 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayob 
City Council 
John B. Kelly, President 
WiUiam F. Hurley 
Daniel F. Sullivan 
William A. Carey 
William A. Moriarty 
Milton Cook 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick 



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



1948 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayob 

City Council 
Thomas J Hannon, President 

William F. Hurley 

Daniel F. Sullivan 

William A. Carey 

Philip A. Tracy 

Milton Cook 

Julius Ansel 

Robert J. Ramsey 



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



949 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayob 

City Council 
William F. Hubley, President 

Daniel F. Sullivan 

William A. Carey 

Philip A. Tracy 

Milton Cook 

Thomas J. Hannon 

Julius Ansel 

Robert J. Ramsey 



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



CITY GOVERNMEN^T 



165 



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



19 5 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 
CiTT Council 
William F. Hurley, President 
Daniel F. Sullivan 
Francis P. Tracey 
Philip A. Tracy 
Milton Cook 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Julius Ansel 
Robert J. Ramsey 



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



• Resigned June 15, 1950. 



t From September 20, 1950 



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



195 1 

JOHN B HYNES, Mayor 
City Council 
William F. Hurley, President 
f Laurence H. Banks 
Francis P. Tracey 
Philip A. Tracy 
Milton Cook 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Julius Ansel 
Robert J. Ramsey 



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



• To August 6, 1951. f From August 6, 1951 

Note. — This was the final year of the City Council cf 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. 

19 52 



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



JOHN B HYNES Mayor 

City Council 

Gabriel F, Piemonte, President 



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



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



1953 



■Francis X. Ahearn 
fMichael H. Cantwell 
WUliam J. Foley, Jr. 
Frederick C. Hailer, Jr. 



JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 
Francis X. Ahearn, President 

William F. Hurley 

Francis X. Joyce 

John E. Kerrigan 



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



• To December 28, 1953. 



t From December 28, 1953. 



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



195 4 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 
Joseph C. White, President 

William F. Hurley 

John E. Kerrigan 

Edward J. McCormack, jr. 

1955 



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



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



JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 
William F. Hueley, President 

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



Edward F. McLaughlin, jr^ 
Gabriel F. Piemonts 
Joseph C. White 



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



1956 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 

Edward J. McCormack, Jr., President 



John E. Kerrigan 
Edward J. McCormack, jr. 
Patrick F. Mc Do no ugh 

195 7 



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



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



JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 

William J. Foley, Jr., President 

John E. Kerrigan 

Edward J. McCormack, jr. 

Patrick F. McDonough 



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



'To February 18, 1957 



1958 



t From February 18. 1957 



tJames S. Coffey 
William J. Foley, jr. 
•Frederick C. Hailer, jr. 
ttPeter F. Hines 



JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 

Patrick 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 Apra21, 1958 

•• To September 12, 1958 



t From April 22, 1958 
tt From September 15, 1958 



CITY GOVERNMENT 



167 



1959 

JOHN B. HYNES, Matob 

CiTT Council 

Edwabd F. McLaughlin, Jb., President 



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



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

I960 



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



JOHN F. COLLINS, Matob 

City Council 

Edward F. McLaughlin, Jb,, President 



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



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

196 1 



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 

Patrick F. McDonough, President 



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



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



• To January 5, 1961 
•• To AprU 27, 1961 



t From January 9, 1961 
tt From May 1. 1961 



1 962 



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



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



JOHN F. COLLINS, Matob 

City Council 

Chbistophee a. Iannella, President 



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

19 63 

JOHN F. COLLINS, Matob 

CiTT Council 

Petkb F. Hines, President 

Christopher A. lannella 

John E. Kerrigan 

Patrick F. McDonough 

1964 



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



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



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



JOHN F. COLLINS, Matob 

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



John E. Keirigan 
Frederick C. Langone 
John J. Herney, jr. 



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19 6 5 



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



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayob 

CiTT Council 

John J. Tiernet, Jr., President 

Peter F. Hines 
Barry T. Hynes 
Christopher A. lannella 



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



Katherine Craven 
William J. Foley, Jr. 
Feter F. Hines 



1966 

JOHN F. COLLINS, Mator 
City Council 
Frederick C. Langone, President 
Barry T. Hynes 
Christopher A. lannella 
John E. Kerrigan 



Frederick C. Langone 
Patrick F. McDonougb 
Gabriel F. Piemonte 



Katherine Craven 
William J. Foley, Jr. 
Peter F. Hines 



1967 

JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 

City Council 

Barry T. Hynes, President 

Barry T. Hjoies 

Christopher A. lannella 

John E. Kerrigan 



Frederick C. Langone 
Patrick F. McDonough 
Gabriel F. Piemonte 



Thomas I. Atkins 
Garrett M. Byrne 
William J. Foley, Jr. 



I 968 

KEVIN H. WHITE, Mayor 

City Council 
William J. Foley, Jr., President 



John E. Kerrigan 
Frederick C. Langone 
Patrick F. McDonough 



Gerald F. O'Leary 
John L. Saltonstall, Jr. 
Joseph F. Timilty 



Thomas I. Atkins 
Garrett M. Byrne 
"William J. Foley, Jr. 



I 969 
KEVIN H. WHITE, Mayor 

City Council 
Gerald F. O'Leary, President 



John E. Kerrigan 
Frederick C. Langone 
Patrick F. McDonough 



Gerald F. O'Leary 
John L. Saltonstall, Jr. 
Joseph F. Timilty 



MAYORS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON 



169 



Mayors of the City of Boston 

From 1S?2 to the Present Time 



Namb 



Place and Date of Birth 



Died 



Years of 
Service 



•John Phillips 

• Josiah Qaincy 

• 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. ShurtlefT . 

• WilUam Gaston 

• Henry L. Pierce 

•§ Leonard R. Cutter 



• Samuel C. Cobb 

• Frederick O. Prince. . . . 

• Henry L. Pierce 

• Frederick O. Prince. . . . 

• Samuel A. Green 

• Albert Palmer 

• Augustus P. Martin . . . 

• Hugh O'Brien 

• Thomas N. Hart 

• Nathan Matthews, jr. . 

•Edwin U. Curtis 

*t Josiah Quincy 

•t Thomas N. Hart 

*t Patrick A. Collins 

•§ Daniel A. Wlielton... 

*t John F. Fitzgerald 

•t George A. Hibbard. . . 
•f John F. Fitzgerald . . . 
'1 James M. Curley .... 
•f Andrew J. Peters. . . . 
'1 James M. <■ urley .... 
*t Malcolm E. Nichols. . 
•^ James M. Curley .... 
'H Frederick W. Mansfield 
•ft Maurice J Tobin. . 
tt John E. Kerrigan. . . 
•f James M. Curley. . 

U John B. Hynes 

t John B. Hynes 

tt John B. Hynes 

t John F. Collins 

ttJohnF. Collins 

Kevin H. White. . . . 



Boston Nov. 26, 1770 

Boston Feb. 4,1772 

Boston Oct. 8,1765 

Boston Dec. 30, 1786 

Boston Feb. 19,1792 

Dorchester April 29, 1784 

Boston Mar. 5,1798 

Boston Jan. 23,1807 

Roxbury June 8, 1793 

Brookline Dec. 11,1798 

Boston Jan. 17,1802 

Groton Aug. 25, 1797 

Roxbury April 12, 1795 

Conway, N. H... July 20,1800 

Newton Aug. 30,1818 

Boston Feb. 27, 1817 

Boston Oct. 19, 1812 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 2.1811 

Boston June 29, 1810 

Killingly, Conn.. Oct. 3 1820 

Stoughton Aug. 23, 1825 

(See under Chairmen of Alder- 
men.) 

Taunton May 22, 1826 

Boston Jan. 18,1818 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Groton Mar. 16, 1830 

Candia, N. H....Jan. 17, 1831 

Abbot, Me Nov. 23, 1835 

Ireland July 13, 1827 

North Reading.. .Jan. 20, 1829 

Boston Mar. 28, 1854 

Roxbury Mar. 26, 1861 

Quincy Oct. 15,1859 

(See above) 

Fermoy, Ireland.. Mar. 12, 1844 

Boston Jan. 21,1872 

Boston Feb. 11, 1863 

Boston Oct. 27, 1864 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 20, 1874 

Jamaica Plain. . .April 3, 1872 

(See above) 

Portland, Me May 8, 1876 

(See above) 

Boston Mar. 26, 1877 

Boston May 22, 1901 

Boston Oct. 1,1907 

(See above) 

Boston Sept. 21, 1897 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston July 20, 1919 

(See above) , 

Boston Seot. 25, 1929 



29, 1823 

1, 1864 

28, 1848 

3, 1860 
17, 1849 
26, 1850 

29, ] 862 
26, 1848 

April 25, 1847 
Nov. 22, 1845 

2, 1882 

4, 1872 
14, 1850 
20, 1879 
22, 1895 

Sept. 13, 1898 
Jan. 25, 188.: 
(See above). . 
Sept. 5, 1882 
17, 187-1 
19. 1894 
17, 1890 



May 
July 
Oct. 
.June 
July 
Mar. 
Jan. 
May 



Nov. 
July 
Feb. 
.lug. 
July 



Oct. 
Jan. 
Dec 



.May 
Mar 
Aug, 
Oct. 
Dec. 



Feb. 18, 1891 
June 0, 1899 
(See above). . . 
(See above) . . . 
Dec. 5, 1918 
21, 1887 
13, 1902 
1, 1895 
4, 1927 
11, 1927 
Mar. 28, 192- 
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 
1858-00.. 3 
1861-62.. 2 
1863-66. .4 

1867 1 

1808-70.. 3 
1871-72.. 2 
1873, lOmo. 
1873, 2 mo. 

1874-76.. 3 

1877 1 

1878 1 

1879-81.. 3 

1882 1 

1883 1 

1884 1 

1885-88.. 4 
1889-90.. 2 
1891-94. .4 

1895 1 

1896-99.. 4 
1900-01.. 2 
1902-05,31 
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 
1964-67.. 4 
1968-71.. 4 



* Deceasel. J Twice elected for two years. 

t Elected for two years. ^ Elected for four years. 

fl' Twice elected for four years. § Mayor for balance of unexpired term. 

it Appointed Mayor by Act of Massachusetts Legislature. 

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



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

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

There were three ballotings for the election of Mayor for 1854, between December 12, 
1853, and January 9, 1854. In the meantime the duties of Mayor were performed by 
Benjamin L. Allen, Chairman of the Board of Aldermen. 

In 1873 Mayor Pierce resigned his office on November 29, on his election to the Congress 
of the United States. During the remainder of the municipal year Leonard R. Cutter, 
Chairman of the Board of Aldermen, served ex officio as Acting Mayor. 

Mayor Collins died on September 14, 1905. Daniel A. Whelton, Chairman of the 
Board of Aldermen, acted as Mavor for the remainder of the municipal year, viz., Sep- 
tember 15, 1905, to January 1, 1906. 

Mayor Tobin, ha-ving been elected Governor, resigned January 4, 1945. By Chapter 4 
of the Acts of 1945, the President of the City Council was given all the powers of the 
Mayor and served from January 25, 1945, for the remainder of the year. 

Under the provisions of Chapter 580 of the Acts of 1947, City Clerk John B. Hynes 
served, under the title of Temporary Mayor, with full powers as Mayor, for the period 
from June 26 to November 28, 1947, during the absence of Mayor Curley. 



Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen 




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 AUen . . 

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, 1 806 

(See above) 

Lynn Mar. 31, 1803 

Boston Aug. 16, 1812 

Boston Nov. 2,1811 

Boston Feb. 5,1813 

Boston Feb. 21,1825 

(See above) 

Scituate Aug. 22, 1814 

Stoughton Mar. 10, 1815 

Scituate July 29,1817 

Hingham Aug. 15, 1827 

Jaffrey, N. H July 1, 1825 

Sanbornton, N.H.Sept. 19, 1825 

Warren Jan. 18,1830 

Ireland July 13, 1827 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Vassalboro, Me.. May 10, 1829 

Boston June 14, 1828 

Charlestown April 9, 1848 

(See above) 

Sudbury Oct. 11,1840 

Baltimore, Md...Nov. 15, 1852 

Dorchester Feb. 15, 1855 

Boston April 26, 1846 

North Attleboro.. July 5,1856 
(See above) 



Oct. 30, 1890 
April 29, 1861 
Jan. 25, 1885 
Aug. 27, 1879 
Sept. 18, 1886 
(See above).. . 
Dec. 11. 1876 
Oct. 10. 1899 
Sept. 5, 1882 
AprU 27, 1870 
April 11, 1885 
(See above) . . . 
April 13, 1901 
3, 1904 
1, 1882 
21, 1906 
13, 1894 
29, 1880 
8, 1910 
1, 1895 
(See above) . . . 
(See above) . . . 
Mar. 18, 1891 
Mar. 31, 1907 
Sept. 18, 1912 
(See above) . . . 
Nov. 10, 1907 
Date unknown 
Dec. 27, 1917 
Sept. 12, 1923 
Aug. 10, 1944 
(See above) 



Feb. 
Aug. 
Dec. 
July 
Oct. 
June 
Aug. 



1855 

1856-57 

1858 

1859 

1860 

1861 

1862 

1863 

1864 

1865-66 

1867 

1868 

1869 

1870 

1871 

1872 

1873 

1874-77 

1878 

1879-81 

1882 

1883 

1884-85 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892-93 

1894-95 

1896 



Note. — The Mayor was ex officio Chairman of the Board of Aldermen from the incor 
pcration of the City until 1855; the Board elected a permanent Chairman from 1855. 



PRESIDENTS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 171 

CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN — Concluded 



Name 



Place and Date of Birth 



Died 



Years of 
Service 



♦Perlie Appleton Dyar . , 
•Joseph Aloysius Conry . 
David Franklin Barry . . 
Michael Joseph O'Brien 
James Henry Dcyie. . . . 

Daniel A. Whelton 

tCharles Majtin Draper 
tEdward L. Cauley. ... 

William Berwin 

Louis M. Clark 

Frederick J. Brand 



Lynn Mar. 26, 1857 

Brookline Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Feb. 29, 1852 

Ireland Feb. 11.1855 

Boston June 17, 1867 

Boston Jan. 21,1872 

Dedham Nov. 1, 1869 

Charlestown. . .Aug. 8, 1870 
New Orleans, La., Dec. 16, 1858 

Dorchester Dec. 14,1858 

Plainville, Conn., Feb. 3, 1861 



May 15, 
June 22, 
July 23, 
April 5, 
Oct. 3, 
Nov. 27, 
Jan. 25, 
April 19 
July 9, 
Mar. 15, 
Mar. 16, 



193C 
1943 
1911 
1855 
1952 
1953 
1943 
192S 
1935 
1914 
1912 



1897-98 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901-04 

1905 

1906 

1906 

1907 

1908 

1909 



Presidents of the Common Council 



Name 



Place and Date of Birth 



Died 



Years of 
Service 



William Prescott 

John Welles 

Francis Jononnot Oliver. . 
John Richardson Adan. . . 

Eliphalet Williams 

Benj. Toppan Pickman. . . 
John Prescott Bigelow. . . . 

Josiah Quincy, jr 

Phillip Marett 

Edward Blake 

Peleg Whitman Chandler. 
George Stillman Hillard . . 

Benjamin Seaver 

Francis Brinley 

Henry Joseph Gardner . . . 

Alex. Hamilton Rice 

Joseph Story 

Oliver Stevens 

Samuel W. Waldron, jr. . . 
Joeiah 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 



Dec. 8, 
Sept, 26, 
Aug. 21, 
Jujy 4, 
June 12, 
Mar. 22, 
July 4, 
Nov. 2, 
Mar. 22, 
Sept. 4, 
May 28, 
Jan. 21, 
Feb. 14, 
June 14, 
July 19, 
July 22, 
June 22, 
Aug. 23, 
Aug. 24, 
Feb. 2, 
Oct. 5, 
Dec. 18, 
July 27, 
Jan. 21, 



1844 
1855 
1858 
1849 
1855 
1835 
1872 
1882 
1869 
1873 
1889 
1879 
1856 
1889 
1892 
1895 
1905 
1905 
1882 
1887 
1882 
1892 
1897 
1902 



1822 

1823 

1824-25 

1826-28 

1829 

1830-31 

1832-33 

1834-36 

1837-40 

1841-43 

1844-45 

1846-47J 

1 847-49 §. 

1850-51 

1852-53 

1854 

1855 

1856-57 

1858 

1859-60 

1861 

1862 

1863-64 

1865 



X 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. 



172 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

PRESIDENTS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL — Concluded 



Name 



Place and Date of Birth 



Died 



Years of 
Service 



Joseph Story 

Weston Lewis 

Charles Hastings Allen . . 
William Giles Harris .... 

MelviUe Ezra Ingalls 

Matthias Rich 

Marquis Fayette Dickin- 
son, jr 

Edward Olcott Shepard. . 
Halsey Joseph Boardman 
John Q. A. Brackett. . . . 

Benjamin Pope 

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

John Henry Lee 

Edward John Jenkins. . . 

David Franklin Barry. . . 

Horace Gwynne Allen. . . 

David Franklin Barry. . . 

Christopher Francis 
O'Brien 

Joseph Aloysius Conry . . 

Timothy Lawrence Con- 
nolly 

Daniel Joseph Kiley .... 

Arthur Walter Dolan 

William John Barrett. . . 

Leo F. McCullough 

George Cheney McCabe. . 



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, 1830 

Boston July 8,1850 

Charlestown July 18, 1840 

Vassalboro, Me., Mar. 13, 1845 

St. John, N. B 1835 

Wachenheim, Germany, 

May 17, 1846 

Boston April 26, 1846 

London, Eng. . .Dec. 20, 1854 

Boston Feb. 29, 1852 

Jamaica Plain. .July 27, 1855 
(See above) 

Boston Feb. 17,1869 

Brookline Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Oct. 5,1871 

Boston July 27,1874 

Boston Sept. 22, 1876 

Boston June 24, 1872 

Boston July 1.1882 

Carmel, N. Y.. .July 5, 1873 



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



Sept. 18, 
April 27, 
Jan. 15, 
April 6, 
Sept. 24, 
June 14, 
April 14, 
Mar. 21, 
Aug. 20, 
Mar. 26, 



1915 
1903 

1900 
1918 
1879 
1900 
1936 
1927 
1898 
1884 



June 20, 1911 
SepL. 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 
1807 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 

1872 

1873-74 

1875 

1876 

1877-78 

1879 

1880 

1881* 

1881^-82 

1883' 

1883* 

1884 

1885-86 

1887-88 

1889-90 

1891-93 

1894-95 
1896-97 

1898 

1899-1901 

1902-05 

1906-07 

1908 

1909 



* To October 27. ^ From October 27. * To June 11. * From June 11. 



PRESIDENTS OF THE CITY COUNCIL 
Presidents of the Citv Council 



17S 



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 

WiUiam J. Galvin 

Thomas E. Linehan 

Thomas J. Hannon 

John E. Kerrigan 

John E. Kerrigan 

JohnB. KeUy 

JohnB. KeUy 

Thomas J. Hannon 

WiUiam 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. McDonough. . . 
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr . 
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr . 
Patrick F. McDonough . . . 
Christopher A. lannella. . . 



Peter F. Hines 

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

Barry T. Hynes 

William J. Foley, Jr. . . 
Gerald F. O'Leary 



Hawick, Scotland, Mar. 17, 1855 

Boston April 7,1878 

Boston Feb. 8,1878 

Boston Nov. 18, 1863 

Chelsea Aug. 14, 1873 

Boston June 16, 1867 

St. John, N. B Feb. 26, 1865 

Boston Jan. 21, 1864 

(See above) 

Boston Dec. 23, 1882 

Amesbury Sept. 22, 1876 

Boston June 24, 1870 

Boston Mar. 14, 1889 

Boston Dec. 11, 1872 

Boston Aug. 12, 1885 

(See above) 

Gardiner, Me Aug. 6, 1880 

Boston Jan. 27, 1893 

Boston May 11, 1883 

Boston Aug. 21, 1889 

Boston Oct. 20,1892 

Boston Deo. 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 Deo. 9, 1900 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston July 21, 1904 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston Aug. 3, 1895 

(See above) , 

(See above) , 

Boston Jan. 28, 1909 

Cohasset Feb. 26, 1917 

Boston Jan. 30, 1898 

(See above) 

Boston Aug. 29, 1923 

Boston Dec. 18, 1923 

Galway, Ireland. .Feb. 6, 1925 

Boston Aug. 18, 1920 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Province of Avel- 

Uno, Italy May 29, 1913 

Boston Nov. 30, 1927 

Boston Feb. 18, 1926 

(See above) 

Boston Oct. 31, 1921 

Boston Nov. 9, 1934 

(See above) 

Boston Aug. 7, 1932 



Sept. 30, 1932 



May 17, 1926 

June 28, 1937 

July 31, 1950 

May 18, 1933 

Mar. 13, 1926 



April 5, 1950 
Dec. 5, 1941 
Oct. 31, 1960 



Feb, 10, 1946 

Aug. 25, 193' 

June 13. 1958 

April 21, 1933 



AprU 25, 1943 
Oct. 25, 1961 



Aug. 14, 1961 



Mar. 19, 1965 



Mar. 15, 1965 



1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 
1916 
1917 
1918 
1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
1924 
1925 
1926 
iS37 
1928 
i923 
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 
19C5 
1966 
1967 
1968 
1969 



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



174 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER 



Orators of Boston 

APPOINTED BY THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES 



For the Anniversary of the 

1771 James Loveil 

1772 Dr. Joseph Warren 

1773 Dr. Benjamin Church 

1774 John Hancock 

1775 Dr. Joseph Warren 

1776 Rev. Peter Thacher 

1777 Benjamin Ilichborn 



Boston lilassacre, March 5, 1770 

1778 Jonathan WilHams A us' in 

1779 William Tudor 

1780 Jonathan Mason, jr. 

1781 Thomas Dawes, jr. 

1782 George Richards Minot 

1783 Dr. Thomas Welsh 



For the Anniversary of National Independence, July 4f 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 Adama 

1794 John PhilHps 

1795 George Blake 

1796 John Lathrop 

1797 John Callender 

1798 Josiah Quincy 

1799 John Lowell, jr. 

1800 Joseph Hall 

1801 Charles Paine 

1802 Rev. WiUiam Emerson 

1803 WiUiam Sullivan 

1804 Dr. Thomas Danforth 

1805 Warren Dutton 

1806 Francis Dana Channing 

1807 Peter O. Thacher 

1808 Andrew Ritchie, jr. 

1809 William Tudor, jr. 

1810 Alexander Townsend 

1811 James Savage 

1812 Benjamin Pollard 

1813 Edward St. Loe Livermore 

1814 Benjamin Whitwell 

1815 Lemuel Shaw 

1816 George Sullivan 

1817 Edward T. Channing 

1818 Francis C. Gray 

1819 Franklin Dexter 

1820 Theodore Lvman, jr. 

1821 Charles G. Loring 

1822 John C. Gray 

1823 Charles Pelham Curtis 

1824 Francis Basse tt 

1825 Charles Sprague 

1826 Josiah Quincy, Mayor 



1827 William Powell Mason 

1828 Bradford Sumner 

1829 James T. Austin 

1830 Alexander H. Everett 

1831 Rev. John G. Palfrey 

1832 Josiah Quincy, jr. 

1833 Edward G. Prescott 

1834 Richard S. Fay 

1835 George S. Hillard 

1836 Henry W. Kinsman 

1837 Jonathan Chapman 

1838 Rev. Hubbard Winslow 

1839 Ivers James Austin 

1840 Thomas Power 

1841 George Ticknor Curtis 

1842 Horace Mann 

1843 Charles Francis Adams 

1844 Peleg W. Chandler 

1845 Charles Sumner 

1846 Fletcher Webster 

1847 Thomas G. Carey 

1848 Joel Giles 

1849 William W. Greenough 

1850 Edwin P. Whipple 

1851 Charles Theodore Russell 

1852 Rev. Thomas Starr King 

1853 Timothy Bigelow 

1854 Rev. A. L. Stone 

1855 Rev. A. A. Miner 

1856 Edward Griffin Parker 

1857 Rev. Wilham R. Alger 

1858 John S. Holmes 

1859 George Sumner 

1860 Edward Everett 

1861 Theophilus Parsons 

1862 George Ticknor Curtis 

1863 Oliver Wendell Holmes 

1864 Thomas Russell 

1865 Rev. Jacob M. Manning 

1866 Rev. S. K. Lothrop 

1867 Rev. George H. Hepworth 

1868 Samuel Eliot 

1869 Ellis W. Morton 

1870 William Everett 



ORATORS OF BOSTON 



175 



ORATORS OP BOSTON — Concluded 



1871 Horace Binney Sargent 

1872 Charles Francis Adams, jr. 

1873 Rev. John F. W. Ware 

1874 Richard Frothingham 

1875 Rev. James Freeman Clarke 

1876 Robert C. Winthrop 

1877 William Wirt Warren 

1878 Joseph Healey 

1879 Henry Cabot Lodge 

1880 Robert Dickson Smith 

1881 George Washington Warren 

1882 John Davis Long 

1883 Rev. H. Bernard Carpenter 

1884 Harvey N. Shepard 

1885 Thomas J. Gargan 

1886 George Fred Williams 

1887 John E. Fitzgerald 

1888 William E. L. Dillaway 

1889 John L. Swift 

1890 Albert E. Pillsbury 

1891 Josiah Quincy 

1892 John R Murphy 

1893 Henry W. Putnam 

1894 Joseph H. O'Neil 

1895 Rev. Adolph Augustus Berle 

1896 John F. Fitzgerald 

1897 Rev. Edward Everett Hale 

1898 Rev. Denis O'Callaghan 

1899 Nathan Matthews, jr. 

1900 Stephen O'Meara 

1901 Curtis Guild, jr. 

1902 Joseph A. Conry 

1903 Edwin D. Mead 

1904 John A. Sullivan 

1905 LeBaron B. Colt 

1906 Timothy W. Coakley 

1907 Rev. Edward A. Horton 

1908 Arthur D. Hill 

1909 Arthur L. Spring 

1910 James H. Wolff 

1911 Charles William Eliot 

1912 Joseph C. Pelletier 

1913 Grenville S. MacFarland 

1914 Rev. James A. Supple 

1915 Louis D. Brandeis 

1916 Joe Mitchell Chappie 

1917 Daniel J. Gallagher 

1918 William H. P. Faunce 

1919 Charles Ambrose DeCourcy 

1920 Jacob L. Wiseman 

1921 Lemuel H. Murlin 

1 922 Jeremiah E. Burke 

1923 Rev. Charles W. Lyons 



1924 Rev. Dudley H. Ferrell 

1925 Thomas H. Dowd 

1926 Andrew J. Peters 

1927 William McGinnis 

1928 Edith Nourse Rodgers 

1929 Robert Luce 

1930 Herbert Parker 

1931 David I. Walsh 

1932 Robert E. Rogers 

1933 Joseph A. Tomasello 

1934 His Eminence William Car- 

dinal O'Connell, Arch- 
bishop of Boston 

1935 Albert Bushnell Hart 

1936 Faris S. Malouf 

1937 Louis J. A. Mercier 

1938 David L Walsh 

1939 Stephen F. Chadwick 

1940 John P. Sullivan 

1941 Daniel L. Marsh 

1942 Gerald F. Coughlin 

1943 John W. McCormack 

1944 Francis Maloney 

1945 His Excellency Richard J. 

Gushing, D. D., Arch- 
bishop of Boston 

1946 John F. Kennedy 

1947 Judge Robert Gardiner Wil- 

son, jr. 

1948 Hon. James M. Curley 

1949 Most Reverend John J. 

Wright, D. D., Auxiliary 
Bishop of Boston 

1950 Francis C. Gray 

1951 Judge Elias F. Shamon 

1952 Judge Elijah Adlow 

1953 Dr. Mordecai W. Johnson 

1954 Herbert A. Philbrick 

1955 Clare Booth Luce 

1956 Timothy J. Murphy 

1957 Judge Felix Forte 

1958 Rev. Daniel Linehan, S.J. 

1959 Admiral Carl F. Espe 

1960 Judge Jennie Loitman Bar- 

ron 

1961 Edward M. Kennedy 

1962 Erwin D. Canham 

1963 General James M. Gavin 

1964 Louis Lyons 

1965 Alexander Brin 

1966 PhiHp J. McNiff 

1967 Daniel J. Finn 

1968 Robert C. Wood 

1969 Gerald F. O'Leary 



Index. 



A 

Administrative Services Department 51-53 

Aldermen, Chairmen of the Board of, 1855 to 1909 . . 170-171 

Amended Citj' Charter of 1909 (with Plan A Charter) . . . 16-43 

Appeal, Board of (Building Dept.) 59-60 

Art Commission (Administrative Services Dept.) .... 53-54 

Assessing Department 54-56 

Board of Review 55-56 

Attendance, Supervisors of (School Committee) .... 110 

Auditing Department 56-57 

Auditorium Commission 134-135 



B 

Back Bay Architectural Commission 132-134 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 61-64 

Births, Registrar of (City Clerk Dept.) 66 

Boards and Commissions of the City (alphabetical list) : 

Administrative Services Board 51 

Appeal, Board of . 59 

Art Commission 53 

Auditorium Commission 134 

Back Bay Architectural Commission 132 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 61 

Boston Housing Authority 121 

Boston Redevelopment Authority 126 

Boston Retirement Board 99 

Election Commissioners, Board of 68 

Examiners, Board of 60 

Finance Commission 114 

Franklin Foundation Members 117 

Freedom Trail Commission 135 

Government Center Commission 136 

Library Trustees 72 

Licensing Board 115 

Parks and Recreation Commission 77 

Public Improvement Commission 97 

Public Safety Commission 54 

Public Welfare, Overseers of the 103 



(176) 



INDEX — B-C 177 

Page 

Real Property Board 98 

Review, Board of 55 

School Committee 108 

Sinking Funds, Board of Commissioners of ... . 101 

Traffic and Parking Commission 99-100 

White Fund Trustees 119 

Youth Activities Commission 141 

Zoning Commission 64 

Boston City Record (official weekly of City) ... 36, 41, 42, 51 

Boston Housing Authority 121-125 

Boston Metropolitan District 138 

Boston, origin and growth of 4, 5 

Boston Redevelopment Authority 126-131 

Boston Retirement Board 99 

Brighton (Wards 21 and 22): 

Municipal Court of 147 

Public Schools in ... 109 

Budgets, Supervisor of 51, 52 

Building Code 57, 58 

Building Department 57-65 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission . . . . . 61-64 

Board of Appeal 59 

Board of Examiners 60 

Committee on Licenses 60-61 

Zoning Commission (Building Dept.) 64, 65 

C 

Cemetery Division, Park Department 91 

Charlestown (Ward 2) : 

Municipal Court of 147 

Public Schools in 109 

City Charter 16-43 

City Clerk Department 39, 66 

City Council of 1968-1969 168 

Committees of 13-15 

Officers of . . 12 

President of . . 11,168, 173 

City CouncU, Presidents of, 1910-1969 173 

City Government, 1968-1969 11 

City Governments, 1909 to 1969 153-168 

City Hospital 70-71 

City Messenger (City Council) 12 

City officials of the executive departments 45-47 

City, origin and growth of 4, 5 



178 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

Page 
City Proper (Wards 3 and 5) : 

Public Schools in 109 

City Record (Boston City Record) 51 

City Seal, origin of and present form 2, 3 

City Solicitor, office of, abolished 70 

Civil Defense Department 67-68 

Clerk of Committees (City Council) 12 

Collecting Division (Treasury Dept.) 101 

Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate 98 

Committee on Licenses (in Building Department) .... 61 
Common Council: 

Presidents of, 1822-1909 171-172 

Complaints 52 

Corporation Counsel (Law Dept.) 71-72 

Council on Aging 141 

County of Suffolk: 143-151 

Auditor 143 

Commissioners 143 

Court House Commission 142 

District Attorney 143 

Treasurer 143 

Courts and Officers of: 

Land Court 143 

Register of Deeds 143 

Sheriff 143 

Credit Union, City of Boston Employees 137-138 

D 

Deaths, Registrar of (City Clerk Dept.) 66 

Deeds, Register of (Suffolk County) 144 

Departments of the City (alphabetical list) : 

Administrative Services 51-54 

Assessing 54-56 

Auditing 56-57 

Building 57-65 

City Clerk 66 

Civil Defense 67-68 

Election 68-69 

Fire 69-70 

Health and Hospitals 70-71 

Housing Inspection 139-140 

Law 71-72 

Library 72-77 

Licensing Board 115—116 

Parks and Recreation 77-91 

Penal Institutions 92 



INDEX — D-H 179 



Page 

I'olice 92-94 

Public Facilities 95 

Public Works 95-97 

Real Property 98 

Retiremeut Board 99 

Traffic and Parking Department 99-100 

Treasury 101-102 

Veterans' Services 102 

Welfare 103-104 

District Attorney (Suffolk County) 143 

Assistants 143 

Dorchester (Wards 13-17): 

Municipal Court of 147 

Public Schools in 109 

E 

East Boston (Ward l): 

District Court of 148 

Public Schools in 109 

Election Department 68-69 

Engineering Division (Public Works Dept.) 97 

Examiners, Board of (Building Dept.) 60 

Executive Departments of City .37, 49-104 

Executive Officers, with term, etc 45-47 

F 

Finance Commission, Boston 38, 114 

Fire Department, with officials, etc 69-70 

Firemen's Relief Fund 70 

Fourth of July Orators appobted by City Government . 174-175 

Franklin Foundation 117 

Franklin Institute of Boston 117 

Freedom Trail Commission ]^35 

Q 

Government Center Commission 136-137 

Government of Boston, 1968-1969 n 

Government of Boston, Members of, 1909-1969 .... 153-168 
Government of Boston, Organization of 50 

H 

Health and Hospitals, Department of 70-71 

Highway Division (Public Works Dept.) gg 

Hospital Department (City Hospital) 70-71 

House of Correction, Deer Island 92 

Housing Authority, Boston 121-125 

Housing Inspection Department 139-140 



180 MUNICIPAL REGISTER 

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Hyde Park (Ward 18, part): 

Municipal Court of (with West Roxbury) .... 148 

Public Schools in 110 

I 

Insolvency and Probate, Court of 146 

J 

Jailer and Sheriff (Suffolk County) 144 

Jamaica Plain (Ward 19): 

Public Schools in 109 

July Fourth, Orators appointed by the City .... 174-175 

Justices of Municipal Courts 146-149 

Juvenile Court 150 

L 

Land Coui-t (Suffolk County) 144 

Law Department 71—72 

Library Department 72-77 

Central and Branch Libraries of 73-77 

Officials and Trustees of 72-73 

Trust fimds, appropriation, etc 76 

Volumes, number belonging and circulated . . . . 76 
License and Permit Fees: 

Board of Examiners (Building Dept.) 60 

Public Works Dept 95-97 

Licenses, Committee on (Building Dept.) 60-61 

Licensing Board, Boston 115—116 

Licensing Division, Mayor's Office (Amusement Licenses) . . 51 

Long Island Hospital (Hospital Dept.) 70 

M 

Maintenance Branch (Public Works Dept.) 96 

Markets, Faneuil and Quincy Markets (in charge of Assistant 

Commissioner of Real Property) ...... 98 

Marriage Certificates, Licenses (Registry Division, City Clerk 

Dept.) 66 

Mayor: 

City Record (Editorial Office) 51 

Office, staff of 51 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to 1969 169 

Medical Examiners (Suffolk County) 151 

Monuments, Memorials, Statues 88-90 

Mortuaries (Suffolk County) . . 151 



INDEX — M-P 181 

Page 
Municipal Court: 

Boston Proper 146-147,150 

Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Roxbury . 147-148 

South Boston, West Roxbury 148 

Justices of (regular and special) 147-149 

O 

Old South Association 138 

Orators of Boston since 1771 ....... 174-175 

Origin and Growth of Boston 4,5 

Overseers of Public Welfare 103 

P 

Parks and Recreation Department 77-91 

Commissioners and chief officials of 77 

Penal Institutions Department 92 

Pensions for retired teachers 114 

Personnel, Supervisor of 51, 52 

Plan A Charter 16-43 

Police Department . . 92-94 

Commissioner and chief officials of 92 

Police Listing Board 69 

Printing Section (Purchasing Division) 52 

Probate and Insolvency, Court of ... . . . 146 

Probation Officers (Suffolk County) ...... .149-151 

Public Builflings (in charge of Assistant Commissioner of Real 

Property) 98 

Public Facilities Department 95 

Public Improvement Commission (Public Works Dept.) . . 97 

Public Library (Library Dept.) 72-77 

Public Safety Commission (Administrative Services Dept.) . . 54 

Public Works Department 95-97 

Highway Division (includes former Bridge Division) . . 96 

Lamps, on streets gg 

Sanitary Division of gg 

Sewer Division of gg 

Engineering Division of g7 

Water Division of gy 

5'urchasing Agent 51 52 

Printing Plant 52 



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Real Estate, Committee on Foreclosed 98 

Real Property Department 98 

Redevelopment Authority, Boston 126-131 

Refuse, removal of 96 

Register of Deeds (Suffolk County) 144 

Registry Division (City Clerk) 66 

City Registrar of births, marriages and deaths ... 66 

Retirement Board, Boston 99 

Roslindale (Wards 20 and 21): 

Public Schools in 109 

Roxbury (Wards 8-12): 

Municipal Court of 148 

Public Schools in 109 



Sanitary Division (Public Works Dept.) 96 

School Committee . 108 

Department of, with officials 108-114 

Elementary and Intermediate School districts .... 109 

High and Latin Schools 109 

Industrial and special schools 110 

Pensions and retirement funds for teachers . . . . 114 

School Physicians and School Nurses 110 

Seal of the City, origin of and present form ..... 2, 3 

Sewer Division (Public Works Dept.) 96 

Sheriff of Suffolk County 144 

Sinking Funds, Board of Commissioners of 101 

South Boston (Wards 6 and 7): 

Municipal Court of 148 

Public Schools in 109 

South End (Wards 3, 4, 9): 

Public Schools in 109 

Suffolk County (County of Suffolk) 143-151 

Superior Court, justices and clerks of 145-146 

Supreme Judicial Court, justices and clerks of 145 



Traffic and Parking Commission, Boston 99-100 

Treasury Department 101 

Collecting Division 101 

Treasury Division 99 



INDEX — V-Z 183 

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Various City, County and State Officials 106-107 

Veterans' Graves and Registration, Supervisor of ... . 103 
Veterans' Services Department 102 

W 

Water Division (Public Works Dept.) 97 

Water used in 1967 average gallons daily 97 

Weights and Measures Division (Housing Inspection Dept.) . 140 

Welfare Department 103-104 

West Roxbury (Wards 19 and 20): 

Municipal Court of 148 

Public Schools in 109 

White Fund, George Robert 119-121 

V 

Youth Activities Commission 141 

Z 

Zoning Commission (Building Dept.) 64-65 

Members of . . . 64 

Zoning Regulations 64 



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