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Full text of "Municipal register : containing rules and orders of the City Council, the city charter and recent ordinances, and a list of the officers of the City of Boston, for .."

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BOSTON 
UNICIPAL REGISTER 
FOR 1972-1973 




SEAL OF THE CITY 

OF 

BOSTON 




THE CITY SEAL 

As it appeared prior to 1827 

The City Seal was adopted by "An Ordinance to Estab- 
lish the City Seal," passed January 2, 1823, which pro- 
vides "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 estab- 
lished as the City Seal at the present time by Revised 
Ordinances of 1914, Chapter 1, Section 5, which pro- 
vides 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. 



4 
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, 
when "Mount Woollaston" was set off as Braintree, 
Boston exercised jurisdiction over a territory of at least 

* Old Style. 



40,000 acres. Within its present limits there are 30,598 
acres, including flats and water. 

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

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

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

(1) Noddle's Island by order of Court of Assistants, 
March * 9, 1636-37. (2) South Boston set off from 
Dorchester March 6, 1804, by St. 1803, c. 111. (3) 
Washington Village set off from Dorchester May 21, 
1855, by St. 1855, c. 468. (4) Roxbury 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, ac- 
cepted 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, ac- 
cepted October 7, 1873. Settled July * 4, 1629. It was 
incorporated a City February 22, 1847, by St. 1847, c. 29, 
accepted March 10, 1847. (8) West Roxbury January 5, 
1874, by St. 1873, c. 314, accepted October 7, 1873. It 
was set off from Roxbury and incorporated a Town 
May 24, 1851, by St. 1851, c. 250. (9) Hyde Park 
January 1, 1912, by St. 1911, c. 469, and 583, accepted 
November 7, 1911. Incorporated a Town April 22, 1868. 

* Old Style. 



CITY OF BOSTON 
IN CITY COUNCIL 

Ordered, — That the City Clerk be authorized, under 
the direction of the Committee on Rules, to prepare and 
have printed the Municipal Register for the biennium 
1972-1973, the expense of said register to be charged to 
the appropriation for City Documents. 

In City Council January 31, 1972. Passed. 

Approved by the Mayor February 2, 1972. 

Attest : 

J. M. DUNLEA, 

City Clerk. 




Kevin H. White 

Mayor of Boston 







Gabriel F. Piemonte 

President, Boston City Council, 1972 




Patrick F a McDonough 

President, Boston City Council, 1973 



CONTENTS 



Page 

Introduction 9, 10 

The City Government, 1972-1973 ...... 11 

Officers of the City Council 12 

Committees of the City Council 13-14 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with Plan A charter) . 15-42 

Officials in charge of executive departments, term, etc. . 43-45 

Notes of executive departments, lists of officials, term, 

etc. 47-103 

Various City, County and State officials, term, etc. . . 106-107 

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

officials, term, etc 105-158 

Members of City Government, 1909—1972-1973 . . 160-174 

Mayors of Boston, 1822—1972-1973 175 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen, 1855-1909 . . 176-177 

Presidents of the Common Council, 1822-1909 . . . 177-178 

Presidents of the City Council, 1910-1972 .... 179 

Orators of Boston, 1771-1972 180-181 

Index 182-188 



9 
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 
1841 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 
fist 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 chari- 
table institutions) , and a list of the ward officers. 

From 1842 to 1864 it also contained a list of the mem- 
bers 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 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 Reg- 
ister 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) 



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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. 






Lawrence S. DiCara 



Christopher A. Iannella 



John E. Kerrigan 




CITY COUNCIL 





Frederick C. Langone Patrick F. McDonough John Joseph Moakley Gerald F. O'Leary 






Albert L. O'Neil 



Gabriel F. Piemonte 



Joseph M. Tierney 



GABRIEL F. PIEMONTE 
PRESIDENT I 



FREDERIC J. ODONNELL 
ASS'T CITY CLERK 



FRANCIS M. MASURET 

ASSISTANT CLERK 

OF COMMITTEES 



JOSEPH M. TIERNEY 




PUBLIC 
GALLERY 





ALBERT L. O'NEIL 



D 



GERALD F 
I O'LEARY 



JOSEPH M. DUNLEA 
CITY CLERK 



NICHOLAS DiMELLA 
CLERK OF COMMITTEES 



LAWRENCE S. DiCARA 



ELVIRA JOHNSON 

lOFFICIAL | 
ST ENOGRAPH ER 




CHRISTOPHER A. IANNELLA 




PUBLIC 
GALLERY 



JOHN E. KERRIGAN 




JOHN JOSEPH 
MOAKLEYi 
I 



patrick f. 
Mcdonough 



ENTRANCE 

COUNCIL 

GALLERY 



PUBLIC 
GALLERY 



BOSTON CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER 1972-1973 



11 

GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON 

1972-1973 



KEVIN H. WHITE, Mayor 

Residence, 
158 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston 



BOSTON CITY COUNCIL, 1972-1973 

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

GABRIEL F. PIEMONTE, President,^ 1972 
65 Brook Farm Road, West Roxbury 

PATRICK F. McDONOUGH, President,fl973 
11 Barrington Road, Dorchester 

Lawrence S. DiCara 
86 Codman Hill Avenue, Dorchester 

Christopher A. Iannella 
14 Jaeger Terrace, West Roxbury 

John E. Kerrigan 
213 West Eighth Street, South Boston 

Frederick C. LANGONEf 
220 Hanover Street, Boston 

John Joseph Moakley* 
1812 Columbia Road, South Boston 

Gerald F. O'Leary 
1110 Morton Street, Dorchester 

Albert L. O'Neil 
4354 Washington Street, Roslindale 

Joseph M. Tierney 
216 Blue Ledge Drive, West Roxbury 

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

* Resigned January 1, 1973 f Elected January 4, 1973 



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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 expendi- 
tures 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 

Nicholas J. DiMella 

The Clerk of Committees acts as the clerk of all com- 
mittees of the City Council, and keeps the records of 
their meetings. 

Assistant Clerk of Committees 

Francis M. Masuret 

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

City Messenger 



Chaplain 

Rt. Rev. Christopher P/Griffin 

Chief of Administrative Services 
Francis X. Joyce 

Librarian 



Receptionist 
Frances Winn 



Official Reporter of Proceedings 

Elvira Johnson 



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STANDING COMMITTEES OF CITY COUNCIL — 1972 

EXECUTIVE 

All the members: Councillor Piemonte, Chairman 

Councillor O'Leary, Vice-Chairman 

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

APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCE 

Seven members: Councillors Moakley, O'Neil, Iannella, Tierney, 
Kerrigan, DiCara, McDonough. 

CLAIMS 
Councillors Tierney, Kerrigan, Moakley, Iannella, DiCara. 

CONFIRMATIONS 
Councillors Kerrigan, O'Leary, Iannella, Tierney, Moakley. 

LEGISLATION AND HOME RULE 
Councillors O'Leary, Moakley, Iannella, Kerrigan, McDonough. 

LICENSES 
Councillors Iannella, Kerrigan, O'Leary, McDonough, DiCara. 

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS 
Councillors O'Leary, Iannella, McDonough, Kerrigan, O'Neil. 

PENAL MATTERS 
Councillors Kerrigan, O'Neil, O'Leary, Iannella, Tierney. 

PURLIC HEALTH 
Councillors O'Neil, Kerrigan, McDonough, Tierney, Iannella. 

PURLIC HOUSING 
Councillors McDonough, O'Leary, Iannella, DiCara, Kerrigan. 

PURLIC LANDS 
Councillors Iannella, DiCara, Kerrigan, O'Neil, O'Leary. 

PURLIC SERVICES 
Councillors DiCara, Tierney, Kerrigan, O'Leary, O'Neil. 

URRAN DEVELOPMENT 

Seven members: Councillors Tierney, O'Leary, Iannella, Moakley, 
Kerrigan, O'Neil, DiCara. 



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STANDING COMMITTEES OF CITY COUNCIL — 1973 

EXECUTIVE 

All the members: Councillor Iannella, Chairman 

Councillor O'Leary, Vice-Chair man 

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

APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCE 
Seven members: Councillors O'Leary, O'Neil, DiCara, Iannella, Ker- 
rigan, PlEMONTE, TlERNEY 

CLAIMS 

Councillors Langone, Tierney, DiCara, Iannella, O'Leary 

CONFIRMATIONS 
Councillors Kerrigan, Langone, Iannella, Piemonte, O'Neil 

HOUSING 

Councillors Langone, Kerrigan, DiCara, O'Neil, Tierney 

LEGISLATION AND HOME RULE 
Councillors DiCara, O'Leary, Kerrigan, Langone, Piemonte 

LICENSES 

Councillors Piemonte, Iannella, Kerrigan, Langone, O'Leary 

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS 
Councillors DiCara, O'Leary, Langone, O'Neil, Tierney 

PENAL MATTERS 
Councillors Piemonte, DiCara, Kerrigan, Langone, O'Neil 

PURLIC HEALTH 
Councillors O'Neil, Piemonte, DiCara, Iannella, Tierney 

PUBLIC LANDS 
Councillors Iannella, Kerrigan, DiCara, O'Neil, Tierney 

PUBLIC SERVICES 
Councillors Tierney, Iannella, Kerrigan, O'Leary, Piemonte 

URBAN DEVELOPMENT 
Seven members: Councillors Tierney, O'Neil, DiCara, Iannella, 
Kerrigan, Langone, Piemonte. 



OFFICERS 

of the 

CITY COUNCIL 




Joseph M. Dunlea 
City Clerk 





Joseph J. Brogna 
Staff Director 



15 

CURRENTLY OPERATIVE PROVISIONS 

OF 
CHAPTER 452 OF THE ACTS OF 1948 

AS AMENDED BY 
CHAPTER 376 OF THE ACTS OF 1951, 
INCLUDING SUBSEQUENT CHANGES 

General Provisions 

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

"City", the city of Boston. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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beginning 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 fore- 
noon on the first Monday of January following the first municipal election 
held in accordance with the provisions of the plan so adopted. 

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

Plan A. Government by Mayor, City Council, and School Com- 
mittee, Elected at Large with Preliminary Elections 

(Plan A was adopted by the voters of the City of Boston at the Municipal 
Election held November 8, 1949, Yes, 146,162, No. 73,882.) 

Sect. 10. The form of government provided in sections eleven to 
twenty inclusive, and the method of nominating and electing officials 
thereunder provided in sections fifty-three to sixty-five, inclusive, shall 
constitute and be known as Plan A under this act. When Plan A is 
adopted, said sections 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 
city or a justice of the peace, and to a person elected or chosen city coun- 
cillor or school committeeman, by the mayor or any of the persons au- 
thorized to administer said oaths to a person elected mayor. 

Sect. 11B. Whenever the mayor is absent from the city or unable from 
any cause to perform his duties, and whenever there is a vacancy in the 
office of mayor from any cause, the president of the city council, while 
such absence, inability or vacancy continues, shall perform the duties of 
mayor. If there is no president of the city council or if he also is absent 



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from the city or unable from any cause to perform such duties, they shall 
be performed, until there is a mayor or president of the city council or 
the mayor or president of the city council returns or is able to attend 
to said duties, by such member of the city council as that body by a vote 
which, for the purposes of section seventeen D, shall be deemed to be a 
vote electing an official, may elect, and until such elections by the city 
clerk. The person upon whom such duties shall devolve shall be called 
"acting mayor" and he shall possess the powers of mayor only in matters 
not admitting of delay, but shall have no power to make permanent 
appointments. 

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

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

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

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

t At present forty thousand dollars, under Rev. Ord. 1961, c. 2, s. 9A. 



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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 eligible and willing to serve, a registered voter of the city duly 
qualified to vote for a candidate for the office of city councillor. If in 
any of the aforesaid events a choice is not made as hereinbefore provided 
within fifteen days after the notification of the city council by the city 
clerk, the choice shall be made by the mayor, or, if there is no mayor, by 
the city councillor senior in length of service, or, if there be more than 
one such, by the city counciUor 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. f Every city councillor shall be paid an annual salary of five 
thousand dollars; and no other sum shall be paid from the city treasury 
for or on account of any personal expenses directly or indirectly incurred 
by or in behalf of any city councillor. 

Sect. 17. The city council shall be the judge of the election and quali- 
fications of its members; shall elect from its members by vote of a majority 
of all the members a president who when present shall preside at the 
meetings thereof; and shall from time to time establish rules for its pro- 
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 council stands adjourned to a more distant day, and shall 
cause suitable written notice of such meeting or meetings to be given to 
the city councillors. 

* Sect. 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. 



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Sect. 17B. The city council may, subject to the approval of the 
mayor, from time to time establish such offices, other than that of clerk, 
as it may deem necessary for the conduct of its affairs and at such salaries 
as it may determine, and abolish such offices or alter such salaries; and 
without such approval may fill the offices thus established and remove 
the incumbents at pleasure. The city clerk shall act as clerk of the city 
council. 

Sect. 17C. All elections by the city council under any provision of 
law, including the choosing of a city councillor under section fifteen, shall 
be made by a viva voce vote, each member who is present answering to his 
name when it is called by the clerk or other proper officer, and stating 
the name of the person for whom he votes, or declining to vote, as the 
case may be; and the clerk or other proper officer shall record every such 
vote. No such election shall be valid unless it is made as aforesaid. 

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

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



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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 council 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 ordi- 
nance 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 relating thereto 
at a meeting to be held not earlier than one week from the date of the 
receipt of said questions, in which case the mayor shall personally, or 
through a head of a department or a member of a board, attend such 
meeting and publicly answer all such questions. The person so 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, 

* Sect. 17E, as amended by St. 1966, c. 642, s. 14. 



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supplies or real estate; nor in the construction, alteration, or repair of 
any public works, buildings, or other property; nor in the care, custody, 
or management of the same; nor in the conduct of the executive or ad- 
ministrative business of the city or county; nor in the appointment or 
removal of any city or county employee; nor in the expenditure of public 
money except such as may be necessary for the contingent and incidental 
expenses of the city council. Any person violating any provision of this 
section shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year, 
or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or both. 

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

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

Sect. 19.* If at any time a vacancy occurs in the school committee 
from any cause, the mayor, the president of the city council and the 
remaining school committeemen, meeting in joint convention, shall, 
within fifteen days after the vacancy arises, choose, as school committee- 
man for the unexpired term, whichever of the defeated candidates for the 
office of school committeeman at the regular municipal election at which 
school committeemen were elected for the term in which the vacancy 
occurs, who are eligible and willing to serve, received the highest number 
of votes at such election, or, if there is no such defeated candidate eligible 
and willing to serve, a registered voter of the city duly qualified to vote 
for a candidate for the office of school committeeman. If at a regular mu- 
nicipal election there is a failure to elect a school committeeman or if a 
person elected school committeeman at such an election resigns or dies 
before taking office, within fifteen days after the remaining school com- 
mitteemen-elect take office, such school committeemen and the then 
mayor and the then president of the city council shall meet in joint con- 
vention, and choose, as school committeeman for the unexpired term, 
whichever of the defeated candidates for the office of school committeeman 
at such election, who are eligible and willing to serve, received the highest 
number of votes at such election, or, if there is no such defeated candidate 
eligible and willing to serve, a registered voter of the city duly qualified 
to vote for a candidate for the office of school committeeman. 

* Sect. 19 as amended by St. 1952. c. 190. 



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

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

CITY OF BOSTON 

Statement of Candidacy 

I (name with first or middle name in full), under the pains and penal- 
ties of perjury declare that I reside at (street and number, if any) in Ward 
(number) of the City of Boston; that I am a registered voter of said City 
duly qualified to vote for a candidate for the office hereinafter mentioned; 
that I am a candidate for nomination for the office of (Mayor or City 
Councillor or School Committeeman); that I request that my name be 
printed as such candidate on the official ballot to be used at the preliminary 



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municipal election to be held on Tuesday, , 19 , for the 
purpose of nominating candidates for election to such office; and that 
I also request that my nomination petition contain the following state- 
ment (not exceeding eight words) concerning the elective public offices 
now or formerly held by me: — 



Signature of Candidate 

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

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

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



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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
CITY OF BOSTON 

Nomination Petition 

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

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

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



Signatures of 
Nominators 

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



Residence 
January 1, 19 

(If registered after above 
date, residence when 
registered) 



Ward 



Pre- 
cinct 



Present Residence 



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

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



Names and Addresses of Persons 
Circulating This Sheet 


Numbers of Lines Upon Which 
Appear Signatures as to Which 


Name 


Address 


Certification is Made Hereby 









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

I hereby accept the nomination. 



This nomination petition sheet filed by 



Signature of Candidate 



Signature of Filer 



Number Street City 



Every nomination petition sheet shall, before issuance, be prepared by 
the election commission by printing or inserting thereon the matter re- 
quired by the first two paragraphs of the foregoing form. Not more than 
three hundred nomination petition sheets shall be issued to any candidate 
for nomination to the office of mayor under Plan A; not more than one 
hundred and fifty such sheets shall be issued to any candidate for nomi- 
nation to the office of 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, 



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and, in the case of a candidate for school committeeman, by at least two 
thousand registered voters of the city qualified to vote for such candidate 
at such election. 

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

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

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

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



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the certification required by this section at or before five o'clock in the 
afternoon on the thirty-fourth day preceding the preliminary election. 

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

Sect. 57B.* Any candidate may withdraw his name from nomination 
by a request signed and duly acknowledged by him; provided, however, 
that all withdrawals shall be filed with the election commission at or 
before five o'clock in the afternoon on the twenty-eighth day preceding 
the preliminary election. If a candidate so withdraws his name from 
nomination before five o'clock in the afternoon of the twenty-ninth day 
preceding the preliminary election, or is found to be ineligible or dies, the 
vacancy may be filled by a committee of not less than five persons or a 
majority thereof, if such committee be named and so authorized in the 
nomination petition; provided, however, that all certificates of substitution, 
except any certificate of substitution for a deceased candidate for mayor 
under Plan A, shall be filed with the election commission at or before 
five o'clock in the afternoon on said twenty-ninth day. 

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

If a certificate of substitution for a deceased candidate for mayor 
under Plan A is filed at or before five o'clock in the afternoon on the first 
Tuesday preceding the preliminary election, the ballots for use at such 
election shall be printed with the name, residence and ward of the sub- 

* Sect. 57B as amended by St. 1953, c. 257. 



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stitute in the place of the name, residence and ward of the deceased; 
and the voting machine ballot labels for use at such election, if not pre- 
viously printed, shall be printed with the name, residence and ward of 
the substitute in the place of the name, residence and ward of the deceased, 
and, if previously printed shall have a slip containing the name, residence 
and ward of the substitute pasted over the name, residence and ward of 
the deceased. If such a certificate is filed after five o'clock in the after- 
noon on the first Tuesday preceding the preliminary election, all ballots 
and voting machine ballot labels for use at such election shall bear the 
name, residence and ward of the deceased but shall be deemed as a matter 
of law to bear the name, residence and ward of the substitute in the place 
of the name, residence and ward of the deceased, and a vote for the de- 
ceased at such election shall be counted as a vote for the substitute. If 
such a certificate is filed at or before five o'clock in the afternoon on the 
first Tuesday preceding the regular election, the ballots for use at such 
election other than absent voting ballots shall be printed with the name, 
residence and ward of the substitute in the place of the name, residence 
and ward of the deceased; and the absent voting ballots for use at such 
election, if not previously printed, shall be printed with the name, resi- 
dence and ward of the substitute in the place of the name, residence and 
ward of the deceased and, if previously printed, shall be deemed as a 
matter of law to bear the name, residence and ward of the substitute in 
the place of the name, residence and ward of the deceased so that a vote 
thereon for the deceased shall be 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. 



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Sect. 57C. On the first day, other than a legal holiday or Saturday 
or Sunday, following the expiration of the time for filing withdrawals and 
the final disposition of any objections filed, the election commission shall 
post in a conspicuous place in the city hall the names, residences and 
wards of the candidates for nomination for mayor under Plan A and for 
city councillor and school committeeman under Plans A and D who have 
duly qualified as such candidates, as they are to appear on the official 
ballots to be used at the preliminary election, except as to the order of the 
names. If there are so posted the names of not more than two candi- 
dates for the office of mayor under Plan A, the candidates whose names 
are so posted shall be deemed to have been nominated for said office, and 
the preliminary election for the purpose of nominating candidates therefor 
shall be dispensed with; if there are so posted the names of not more than 
eighteen candidates for the office of city councillor under Plan A or D, 
the candidates whose names are so posted shall be deemed to have been 
nominated for said office, and the preliminary election for the purpose of 
nominating candidates therefor shall be dispensed with; and if there are 
so posted the names of not more than ten candidates for the office of school 
committeeman under Plan A or D, the candidates whose names are so 
posted shall be deemed to have been nominated for said office, and the 
preliminary election for the purpose of nominating candidates therefor 
shall be dispensed with. 

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

OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY MUNICIPAL 
ELECTION BALLOT 

Candidates for nomination for the offices of in the 

City of Boston at the preliminary municipal election to be held on Tues- 
day, , 19 . 

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

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



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

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

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



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receiving the same to be deemed to have been nominated, all persons 
participating in said tie vote shall be deemed to have been nominated, 
although in consequence there be printed on the official ballot to be used 
at the regular election names to a number exceeding twice the number to 
be elected. 

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

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

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

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



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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 any item in, 
nor the total of, a budget, nor add any item thereto, nor shall it originate 
a budget. Not later than the first Monday in April the city council shall 
take definite action on the annual budget by adopting, reducing or 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 formally 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. 3A.f In the period after the expiration of any fiscal year, and 
before the regular appropriations have been made by the city council and 
the school committee, city and county officers who are authorized to 
make expenditures, and the school committee, may incur liabilities in 
carrying on the work of the several departments and offices entrusted to 
them, and payments therefor shall be made from the treasury from any 
available funds therein and charged against the next annual appropri- 
ation, or special appropriation, if any is made; provided, that the liabilities 

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

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

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

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



Sect. 4A.f 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. 



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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; (b) 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 affect in any way the school committee or any board 
or officer of the school committee or school department, or the board of 
commissioners of school buildings or the superintendent of construction, 
or the board of trustees of the teachers' retirement fund or the board of 
trustees of the permanent school pension fund, or the Boston retirement 
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. 5 as amended by Stat. 1953, Chap. 473. 



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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 the county of Suffolk 
take part in the employment of labor, the making of contracts, the pur- 
chase of materials, supplies or real estate; nor in the construction, alter- 
ation, 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 percent of the stock or shares actually 
issued shall not be considered as being an interest in the contract within 
the meaning of this act, and such ownership shall not affect the validity 
of the contract, unless the owner of such stock or shares is also an officer 
or agent of the corporation or association, or solicits or takes part in the 
making of the contract. 

A violation of any provision of this section shall render the contract in 
respect to which such violation occurs voidable at the option of the city or 
county. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by im- 
prisonment for not more than one year, or both. . . . 



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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 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. f The mayor may remove any head of a department or 
member of a board (other than the election commissioners, who shall re- 
main subject to the provisions of existing law) by filing a written state- 
ment 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. 16 A.* Anything in section three A or section sixteen to the 
contrary notwithstanding, city and county officers who are authorized to 
make expenditures, and the school committee, may, during any fiscal 
year, at the time of, or after, contracting for the performance or delivery 
during the remainder of such year of any work, services or supplies of a 
constantly recurrent nature, contract, without an appropriation, upon 
like or more favorable terms and conditions, for the performance or de- 
livery of such work, services or supplies for the whole or any part of the 
first three months of the next fiscal year; provided, that in no event shall 
the average monthly liability incurred with respect to the next fiscal year 
exceed the average monthly liability for such work, services or supplies 
during the last nine months of the then current fiscal year. 

The Finance Commission 

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

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

* Sect. 16A. Inserted by St. 1951, c. 182. 



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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 City Auditor 

Sect. 23. All accounts rendered to or kept in the departments of the 
city of Boston or county of Suffolk shall be subject to the inspection and 
revision of the city auditor, and shall be rendered and kept in such form 
as he shall prescribe. The auditor may require any person presenting for 
settlement an account or claim against the city or county to make oath 

* Sect. 20 as amended by St. 1921, c. 81, St. 1924, c. 369, St. 1948, c. 
175, St. 1961, c. 40, and St. 1965, c. 894. 



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

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

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

Miscellaneous Provisions 

Sect. 26.* All loans issued by the city after the passage of this act 
shall be made payable in annual instalments in the manner authorized by 
section thirteen of chapter twenty-seven of the Revised Laws as amended 
by section one of chapter three hundred and forty-one of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and eight. No sinking fund shall be established 
for said loan. All bonds shall be offered for sale in such a manner that 
the premiums, if any are received, shall be applied in accordance with the 
provisions of chapter three hundred and seventy-nine of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and ten. No city or county money shall be 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.f Every officer and board in charge of a department of the 
city of Boston or county of Suffolk shall, on or before the sixth day of 
February in each year, prepare and furnish to the city auditor a list of 

* Sect. 26 as amended by St. 1910, c. 437, Sect. 1, and St. 1911, c. 165, 
Sect. 1. 

f 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. 



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

Sect. 28. The jurisdiction now exercised by the board of aldermen 
concerning the naming of streets, the planting and removal of trees in the 
public ways, the issue of permits or licenses for coasting, the storage of 
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 published at least once a week and distributed and sold 
under the direction of the mayor and on terms to be fixed by the city 
council and approved by the mayor a paper to be known as the "City 
Record." All advertising with reference to the sale of property for non- 
payment of taxes shall appear exclusively in the City Record. All other 
advertising, whether required by law or not, with reference to the pur- 
chase or taking of land, contracts for work, materials or supplies, and the 
sale of bonds, shall appear in said paper, and in such newspaper or news- 
papers as the mayor, in his discretion, may order; a list of all contracts of 
one thousand dollars or more, as awarded, with the names of bidders, and 
the amount of the bids; appointments by the mayor; and changes in the 
number and compensation of employees in each department, shall be 
published in the City Record. Failure to publish in such newspaper or 
newspapers as the mayor may order shall not invalidate any purchase, 
contract or sale made or action taken by the city. The proceedings of the 

* Sect. 29 as amended by St. 1934, c. 185, Sect. 1, and St. 1947, c. 447, 
Sect. 1. 



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city council and school committee together with all communications from 
the mayor, shall be published in the City Record; provided, that the sub- 
stance of debates by and among the members of the city council shall not 
be so published or published elsewhere at the expense of said city. 

Sect. 30.* Every officer or board in charge of a department in said 
city and every officer, board or official of the county of Suffolk having 
power to incur obligations on behalf of said county in cases where said 
obligations are to be paid for wholly from the treasury of said city, when 
authorized to erect a new building or to make structural changes in an 
existing building, shall make contracts therefor, not exceeding five, each 
contract to be subject to the approval of the mayor; and when about to 
do any work or to make any purchase, the estimated cost of which alone, 
or in conjunction with other similar work or purchase which might properly 
be included in the same contract, amounts to or exceeds two thousand 
dollars, shall, unless the mayor gives written authority to do otherwise, 
invite proposals therefor by advertisements in the City Record. Such 
advertisements shall state the time and place for opening the proposals in 
answer to said advertisement, and shall reserve the right to the officer, 
board or official to reject any or all proposals. No authority to dispense 
with advertising shall be given by the mayor unless the said officer, board 
or official furnishes him with a signed statement which shall be published 
in the City Record giving in detail the reasons for not inviting bids by 
advertisement. 

Sect. 31. f 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 
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 

* 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. 642, s. 12. 



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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. 31B. 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 council. 

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, Sect. l,St. 1921, c. 288, Sect. 1, 
and St. 1924, c. 479, Sect. 4. 



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OFFICIALS OF THE 
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS 



The following table shows the manner in which the admin- 
istrative 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.) 



Officials 



How 

Created 



Appointed or Elected 



By Whom 



When 



Term 



Begins Length 



Administrative Services, 
Director of 



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



Assessing, Commission- 
er of 



Assessing, Associate 
Commissioner of 
(Two) 



Auditor . 



Beacon Hill Architec- 
tural Commission 
(Five) 



Budgets, Supervisor of. . 
Building Commissioner, 
City Clerk 



Civil Defense Director. . 
Collector-Treasurer 
Corporation Counsel . . . 



Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 
and Ord. 



Statute 
and Ord. 

Ord. 



Statute 
Ord. 
Statute 
Statute 



Statute 
and Ord, 

Statute 
and Ord 

Ord. 



Mayor 



City 
Council 



Mayor 



* 


* 


Annually, 




one 


May 1 


Annually, 




one 


May 1 


* 


* 


* 


* 


t 


t 


Annually, 




one 


May 1 


* 


* 


Quinquen- 




nially 


May 15 


Trien- 


1st Mon. 


nially 

u 


in Feb. 


* 


* 


Quadren- 




nially 


May 1 



5 yrs. 
5 yrs. 



t 

5 yrs. 

* 

5 yrs. 

3 yrs. 

t 
* 

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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Officials 



How 
Created 



Appointed or Elected 



By Whom 



When 



Term 



Begins Length 



Election Commissioners 
(Four) 



Examiners, Board of 
(Three) 



Fire Commissioner. 



Hospital Members 
(Nine) 



Housing Inspection De- 
partment 



Library Trustees (Five) 



Parks and Recreation, 
Commissioner of 



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



Penal Institutions Com- 
missioner , 



Personnel, Supervisor of 
Police Commissioner . . . 



Public Facilities Com- 
missioners (Three) . . 

Public Works, Commis- 
sioner of 



Purchasing Agent. 



Real Estate, Committee 
on Foreclosed (Three) 

Real Property, Com- 
missioner of 



Real Property, Assist- 
ant Commissioner of. 



Statute 

Statute 
and Ord. 

Statute 



Statute 

Ord. 
Ord. 



Statute 
and Ord. 



Statute 
and Ord, 



Ord. 
Ord. 
Statute 

Statute 

Ord. 
Ord. 

Ord. 

Ord. 

Ord. 



Mayor 



Annually, 
one 

Annually, 
one 

Quadren- 
nially 

Annually, 
one 



Annually, 
one 



Annually, 
one 

Quadren- 
nially 



Quinquen- 
nially 



April 1 


May 1 


May 1 


May 1 


* 


May 1 


* 


May 1 


May 1 


t 


May 1 


* 


* 


* 


§ 


* 


* 



4 yrs. 

3 yrs. 

4 yrs. 

3 yrs. 

* 

5 yrs. 

* 

4 yrs. 

4 yrs. 

t 

5 yrs. 



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

t Position placed under Civil Service by St. 1959, c. 603. 

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



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How 
Created 


Appointed or Elected 


Term 


Officials 


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. 


Mayor 

u 

a 

a 
u 
u 

u 


Annually, 
one 

Triennially, 
one 

See 
footnote 

Annually, 
two 

* 
* 

t 

% 

Annually, 
four 


May 1 

Oct. 1 

See 
footnote 

May 1 

* 

* 

t 

t 

May 1 


3 yrs. 


Retirement Board 
(Three) 


3 yrs. 


Review, Board of 
(Three) 


See 
footnote 


Sinking Funds Corn- 
Traffic and Parking 

Veterans' Benefits and 
Services Commissioner. 

Veterans' Graves and 
Registration, Super- 
visor of 


3 yrs. 

* 

* 
t 


Weights and Measures, 
Sealer of 


$ 


Zoning Commission 
(Eleven) 


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. 



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EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS 



The departments and boards of the city were reorga- 
nized and consolidated by chapter 8 of the Ordinances of 

1953, which took effect on January 1, 1954, chapter 2 
of the Ordinances of 1954, which took effect on May 1, 

1954, and chapter 3 of the Ordinances of 1954, which took 
effect on June 30, 1954. 

For convenient reference the following departments 
are arranged alphabetically according to the principal 
word of their title. The departments are distinguished 
by titles in capital letters and the boards and commis- 
sions are in italics. 



ORGANIZATION OF BOSTON'S CITY GOVERNMENT 



ELECTORATE 



GOVERNOR 




ADMINISTRATIVE 



_L 



BOSTON 
AUTHORITY 




NISTRATIVE 



DEPARTMENTS 



t . 



DEPARTMENTS 



TT 



= Full Control 
~ Partial Control 
= Board or Commit 

attached for A dm 

Purposes. 



_d 



m 



1 



CHART DESIGNED AND LITHOGRAPHED BY THE 
CITY OF BOSTON aSSSc PRINTING SECTION 



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DEPARTMENT OF THE MAYOR 

Office, 511 City Hall 

[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 
Lawrence Quealey, Executive Assistant 
Frank Tivnan, Director of Communications 
Claire Taylor, Appointment Secretary 
Margaret Desmond, Clerk 
Richard J. Sinnott, Chief of Licensing Division 

THE CITY RECORD 

Office, 721 City Hall 
Joseph J. Fahey, Editor 

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

Office, 608 City Hall 

[Ord. 1953, Chap. 8, Sec. 9; Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 4; Ord. 1961, Chap. 1, 
Sec. 3; Ord. 1969, Chap. 4, Sees. 1 and 2A.] 
Administrative Services Board 
Edward T. Sullivan, Director of Administrative Services, Chairman* 
Richard E. Wall, Deputy Director for Fiscal Affairs 

, Supervisor of Budgets* 

Duncan T. Foley, Supervisor of Personnel^ 

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. 

f 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. 



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The Administrative Services Department represents a consolidation of 
the activities formerly conducted by the Budget, Printing and Supply 
Departments, and the acquisition of 5 new activities — general admin- 
istrative; the repair and maintenance of office machines; surplus property 
control; data processing; and the administration of a life-health insurance 
program for City and County employees. 

The Department is under the charge of a board known as the Admin- 
istrative Services Board, consisting of the Director of Administrative 
Services as chairman, the Supervisor of Budgets, the Supervisor of Per- 
sonnel, the Purchasing Agent, the City Auditor, the Collector-Treasurer, 
and the Commissioner of Assessing, ex officiis. It is the duty of this 
board, and more especially of the Director of Administrative Services, to 
make, under the Mayor, studies and recommendations with respect to the 
organization, activities, policies, and procedures of all departments, boards, 
and officers so that the administration thereof shall be economical and 
efficient. 

The Deputy Director of Administrative Services for Fiscal Affairs shall, 
under the direction of the Mayor, and in consultation with the Director 
of Administrative Services review all aspects of the fiscal affairs of the 
city and make recommendations for continual modernization and improve- 
ment in the basic fiscal policies and procedures of the city, including, but 
not limited to, the means by which the budget can be used to effectuate 
policy decision. 

The regular activities of the department, for payroll purposes, are 
divided into six divisions — administrative, budget, data processing, per- 
sonnel, printing, and purchasing, the operations and functions of all 
divisions being under the overall supervision of the Director. 

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

The Supervisor of Budgets is the budget officer of the City and County 
and under the direction of the Mayor and in consultation with the Director 
is responsible for the preparation of the annual and all supplementary 
budgets as well as all subsequent revisions of the items in any budget. 

The Supervisor of Personnel is in charge of 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 Mayor and department officials programs and 
administrative policies designed to improve and co-ordinate the handling 
of personnel matters. 

The Office of Labor Relations was established in 1971 as a new unit 
within the Personnel Division. The office represents the Mayor in col- 
lective bargaining and is responsible for the administration of collective 
bargaining agreements and all other labor relations 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 



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required approvals, sell or otherwise dispose of the same. He is also 
responsible for the operations of the Office Machine Repair Unit. 

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 Trustee of the Public Library of 
the City of Boston. Term expiring May 1, 1970. 

Margaret Fitzhugh Browne, 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, 10 J Beacon street, Boston 

The Ait 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 Mayor appoints one person as Art Commissioner from the list so 
submitted, to serve for five years. Whenever the term of a member of 
the commission expires, the 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, 
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. 

* The Commissioners serve without compensation. 



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Public Safety Commission 

Office, 608 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 
James V. Sacchetti, M.D., 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 T. Noonan, Traffic and Parking Commissioner, ex officio 
William J. Leary, Superintendent of Schools, ex officio 
Robert J. di Grazia, Police Commissioner, ex officio 

Joseph C Kelly, General Manager, Massachusetts 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.] 



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BOARD 

Theodore V. Anzalone, Commissioner of Assessing* 
John F. Morley, Associate Commissioner of Assessing* 
Jack Kardon, Associate Commissioner of Assessing* 

board op review 
Bernard Shadrawy, ex officio, Chairman 
Helen M. Sullivan, ex officio § 
John J. Sullivan, 
John P. Doherty, Executive Secretary 

The Assessing Department is under the charge of a board consisting 
of an officer, known as the Commissioner of Assessing, and two other 
officers, known as Associate Commissioners of Assessing. The mayor 
shall from time to time by a writing filed with the city clerk designate 
one of the associate commissioners of assessing as the associate com- 
missioner of assessing for motor vehicle 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 which a mayor is elected. 

** See Acts of 1963, Chapter 160. 

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



54 

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

The Board of Beview, consists of (1) such person in the service of 
the real estate appraisal division of the assessing department as the 
mayor, by a writing filed with the city clerk after the commencement of 
a municipal year, shall designate to serve ex officio on said board at his 
pleasure during such year, who, while so serving, shall be chairman of 
said board, (2) such person in the service of the statistical research division 
of the assessing department as the mayor in like manner shall designate 
to serve ex officio on said board at his pleasure during such year, and (3) 
such person as the mayor shall appoint from the public at large. 

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

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



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AUDITING DEPARTMENT 

Office, M4 City Hall 

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

John 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 Roard of Commissioners of Sinking Funds, a member of the Roard of 
Trustees of the George Robert White Fund, a member of the Roston 
Retirement Roard and a member of the Administrative Services Roard. 
(Rev. Ord. 1961, Chaps. 3, 6.) 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT 

Office, 807 City Hall 

[Stat. 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. 10; 
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. 

Leo F. Martin, Deputy Building Commissioner 

Richard L. Granara, Jr., Assistant Commissioner, Administration 

James T. Reid, Assistant Commissioner, Inspections 

Nicholas D. Corsano, Supervisor of Construction and Safety Inspections 

John L. O'Leary, Supervisor of Mechanical Inspections 

Alec F. Ronda, Supervisor of Electrical Inspections 



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The duty of the Building Commissioner, under the provisions of Chap- 
ter 479 of the Acts of 1938, as amended (the Building Code), is to inspect 
all buildings and structures in the City of Boston except bridges, quays 
or wharves, buildings owned and occupied by the United States or the 
Commonwealth, railroad stations and structures used primarily for rail- 
way purposes, voting booths, tanks of certain specified capacities, tunnels 
constructed and maintained by the public authority, tents covering 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, en- 
large, alter, substantially repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy 
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 pre- 
pared and approved and became effective Dec. 31, 1964. Many important 
revisions of previous regulations are made in the new code, but it con- 
tinues, in effect, under new use districts and administrative regulations, 
the general purposes of the superseded zoning act. With minor excep- 
tions, 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, insofar 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 — restau- 
rants, taverns, dance halls, meeting halls and all places of similar occu- 
pancy in which fifty or more persons may be accommodated. Lodging 
houses and apartment houses in which there are eight or more rooms 
above the second floor, or in which ten or more persons are accommo- 
dated above the second floor come also within the provisions of this Act. 
All such buildings must be certified by the Building Commissioner as to 
compliance with these particular regulations in addition to the Boston 
Code requirements. 

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

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



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mission were placed in the said Department by Revised Ordinances of 1961, 
Chapter 9, Sections 9 and 10, but none of said Boards, Commission or 
Committee is subject to the supervision or control of the Building Com- 
missioner, 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 Commissioner. 

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

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

Board of Appeal 
Office, 803 City Hall 
(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 
Charles F. Spillane, Secretary 
Anne Hagerty, Executive Secretary 

THE board 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



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

Alfred Gross 



Frank R. McDonough 



Boston Society of Architects 

Boston Society of Civil Engineers 

Building and Construction Trades Council of 
the Metropolitan District 

Greater Boston Real Estate Board ] 

, Massachusetts Association of Real Estate 
[ Boards 

Master Builders Association 

Building Trades Employers' Association 

Associated General Contractors of Massa- 
chusetts, Inc 

Mayor's selection 



May 1, 1973 

May 1, 1974 
May 1, 1970 

May 1, 1976 
May 1, 1972 



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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- 
tractors of Massachusetts, Inc.; one member from two candidates nomi- 
nated by the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metro- 
politan District; and one member selected by the Mayor. The term of 
office is five years. Each member is paid $35 per diem for actual service, 
but not more than $4,200 in any one year for the aggregate services ren- 
dered 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 public 
inspection. 



Board of Examiners 

Office, 804 City Hall 
[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 Guarino, 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, 1972 

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 



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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. 

(£7) Builder's or Mechanic's License. The fee for a license granted by 
the board of examiners under section 120 of the Boston Building Code and 
classified by said board under paragraph (c) of said section as an ABC 
license shall be $25.00; provided, that the fee for a renewal of such a license 
shall be, if paid on or before, or within thirty days after, the expiry date of 
the license renewed, $10.00, otherwise, $15.00. The fee for any other 
license granted by the board of examiners under said section 120 shall be 
$15.00; provided, that the fee for a renewal of such a license for which the 
fee is paid on or before, or within thirty days after, the expiry date of the 
license renewed shall be $10.00. 



Committee on Licenses 
Office, 807 City Hall 
[Ord. 1954, Chap. 2, § 25; Stat. 1959, Chap. 203, § 2; Ord. 1961, Chap. 9, 
§11.] 

COMMITTEE 

Richakd R. Thtjma, Jr., Building Commissioner, ex officio 
William T. Noonan, Traffic and Parking Commissioner, ex officio 
James H. Kelly, Fire Commissioner, ex officio 
Edward J. Whelan, 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 1918, 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, 807 City Hall 

[Stat. 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 



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THE COMMISSION 



Members 


Nominated by 


Term ending 


Jesse R. Fillman 


Beacon Hill Civic Association, Inc 


May 1, 1976 


Greater Boston Real Estate Board 


May 1, 1972 


John P. Bennett 

James D. McNeely. . . 




May 1, 1973 


Society for the Preservation of New England 


May 1, 1974 


Joseph L. Eldredge . . . 




May 1, 1970 







Alternate Members* 


Nominated by 


Term ending 


George M. Notter, Jr. . 
Harriet Ropes Cabot. . 




May 1, 1973 


Society for the Preservation of New England 


May 1, 1974 


Benjamin A. Cook. . . . 

Alex Mclntyre 

Frederic W. Lord 




May 1, 1970 


Beacon Hill Civic Association, Inc 


May 1, 1976 


Greater Boston Beal Estate Board 


May 1, 1972 







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



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 distant westerly from, the 
westerly side line of Charles street; northerly again by the southerly side 
line of Revere street; easterly again by the westerly side line of Myrtle 
street; northerly again by the southerly side line of Myrtle street; and 
easterly again by the westerly side line of Hancock street and said side 
line extended southerly to Beacon street; excluding, however, from said 
area land of the commonwealth and the estates numbered twenty-six to 
eighty-eight, inclusive, and ninety-eight to one hundred and thirty-six, 
inclusive, on Myrtle street. 

Under the provisions of Stat. 1958, Chap. 315, the following addition 
was made to the Historic District. The area bounded as follows : southerly 



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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. 622, the Historic Beacon Hill District as defined 
in the two previous paragraphs was further enlarged and extended in area 
as follows: 

Section IB. The Historic Beacon Hill District, created by section one 
and enlarged and extended by section one A, is hereby further enlarged 
and extended to include an area contiguous thereto bounded as follows: 
— southerly by Myrtle street, including, however, the estates numbered 
twenty-six to eighty-eight, inclusive, and ninety-eight to one hundred 
and thirty-six, inclusive, on Myrtle street; westerly by Myrtle street; 
southerly by Bevere 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- 
seven Grove street, easterly by Grove street; northerly by Bevere street; 
easterly by Irving street; but including the estates located on Bollins 
place. 

Section 1C. 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 Bevere 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 



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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 Beal 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 
appointed in like manner as such commissioner for a term of five years. 
Any vacancy in the office of a commissioner shall be filled 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 hundred 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 

Section 913 City Hall, Boston 

(Stat. 1956, Chap. 665; Stat. 1957, Chap. 408; Stat. 1958, Chap. 77; 
Stat. I960, Chap. 652; Bev. Ords. 1961, Chap. 9, § 10; Stat. 1964, 
Chap. 244; Stat. 1966, Chap. 193.] 

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



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OFFICIALS 



Richard B. Fowler, Chairman 
Alfred Gross, Vice-Chairman 
Elizabeth Siemiatkaska, Secretary 
Mace Wenniger, Advisor 



Members 



Eric Powell 

Michael Flaherty 
Thomas J. Mclntyre. 

John N. Philips 

Alfred Gross 

Richard B. Fowler. . . 
Theodore W. Paul . . . 
Vincent DiNunno. . . . 
Richard F. Battles. . . 
Louis P. Leonard 
Stanley Underhill. . . . 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 

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 

Boston Society of Landscape Architects 



May 1, 1972 
May 1, 1973 
May 1, 1970 
May 1, 1970 
May 1, 1971 
May 1, 1970 
May 1, 1971 
May 1, 1971 
May 1, 1972 
May 1, 1971 
May 1, 1972 



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 
advertisement. 



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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 veto of the mayor. 

CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT 

Office, 601 City Hall 

[Stal. 1821, Chap. 110, § 10; Stat. 1854, Chap. 448, § 30; Stat. 1885, 
Chap. 266, §2; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 11; G. L., Chap. 41, § § 12-19; 
C. C, Title IV., Chap. 8; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, § 22; Rev. Ord. 
1947, Chap. 10; Stat. 1951, Chap. 376, § 17B.] 

Joseph M. Dunlea, City Clerk 

Frederic J. O'Donnell, 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 
Room 213, City Hall 

[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.] 

William J. Kane, City Registrar 
Helen Bowen, First Assistant City Registrar 
Alice Cunniff, Assistant City Registrar 
William McOsker, Assistant City Registrar 



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

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

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 

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

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

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



ELECTION DEPARTMENT 

Office, 241 City Hall 

[Stat. 1906, Chap. 311; Stat. 1907, Chap. 560, § 78; Rev. Ord. 1898, 
Chap. 15; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 16; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486, §§ 53-61; 
Stat. 1910, Chap. 520; Stat. 1911, Chaps. 304, 469, 517, 550, 735; 
Stat. 1912, Chaps. 275, 471, 483, 641; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 286, 835; 
Stat. 1914, Chap. 730; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 15; Gen. Stat. 1915, 
Chaps. 48, 91; Gen. Stat. 1916, Chaps. 16, 43, 81, 87, 179; Gen. 
Stat. 1917, Chap. 29; Gen. Stat. 1918, Chap. 74; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 
129, 142; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 65, 93, 114, 209, 288, 340, 387; Ord. 1921, 
Chap. 7; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 311, 410, 453, 479; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 
39, 136; Stat. 1926, Chap. 105; Ord. 1938; Stat. 1938, Chap. 287; 
Stat. 1939, Chap. 450; Stat. 1941, Chap. 472; Stat. 1945, Chap. 139; 
Stat. 1947, Chaps. 227, 446; Stat. 1948, Chap. 452; Stat. 1949, Chap. 
347; Stat. 1951, Chap. 376.] 



OFFICIALS 

Joseph D. Murphy, Chairman 
Perlie Dyar Chase, Secretary 



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COMMISSIONERS 

Joseph W. Fitzgerald Term ending April 1, 1971 

Joseph D. Murphy Term ending April 1, 1974 

Perlie Dyar Chase Term ending April 1, 1973 

John A. Walsh, Jr. Term ending April 1, 1972 

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

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

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

The Board also exercises all the powers and duties formerly conferred 
upon the City Clerk and other officers by chapter 504 of the Acts of 1894. 
The voting precincts in the 22 wards number 252. 

POLICE LISTING BOARD 

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

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

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

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.] 

James H. Kelly, Fire Commissioner. Term ending May 1, 1974. 

William D. Slattery, Executive Secretary of the Department 

George H. Paul, Chief of Department 

Joseph L. Dolan, Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Marshal 



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John J. Sullivan, Deputy Fire Chief in Charge of Training 

John J. Breen, Deputy Fire Chief 

Joseph M. Clasby, Deputy Fire Chief 

James M. Finn, Deputy Fire Chief 

Francis X. Finnegan, Deputy Fire Chief 

Robert J. Hamilton, Deputy Fire Chief 

John C. Kilroy, Deputy Fire Chief 

Leslie W. Magoon, Deputy Fire Chief 

John J. McCarthy, Deputy Fire Chief 

John J. O'Mara, Deputy Fire Chief 

Leo D. Stapleton, Deputy Fire Chief 

George Thompson, Deputy Fire Chief 

John M. Murphy, Superintendent, Fire Alarm Division 

Walter J. Kearney, 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, 13 Deputy 
Chiefs, 60 District Chiefs, 3 Chaplains, 1 Superintendent of Fire Alarm, 1 
Superintendent of Maintenance, 1 Medical Examiner, 1 Engineer of Motor 
Vehicles, 86 Captains, 272 Lieutenants, 1,582 Engineers, Apparatus Oper- 
ators, Masters, Aides, Fire Fighters, 34 Clerks, 29 Fire Alarm Operators, 
and 116 Mechanics, Painters, Linemen, Repairers, Electricians, Workmen, 
and other employees. 

There are 43 fire stations, a fire alarm branch with 72 employees, oper- 
ating 2,360 signal boxes. Annual reports have been published since 1838. 

Weekly salaries of deputy chiefs, $366.06; district chiefs, $318.31; fire 
captains, $276.79; fire lieutenants, $240.79; fire fighters, $159.62-$198.10. 

BOSTON FIREMEN'S RELIEF FUND 

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

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HOSPITALS 

Main Office, 818 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 

BOARD 

David S. Nelson, President Term ending May 1, 1972 

Mary W. Fidler, Secretary Term ending May 1, 1972 

Doris A. Graham Term ending May 1, 1973 

George Munoz Term ending May 1, 1971 

Michael J. McCusker Term ending May 1, 1974 



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Reginald Eaves Term ending May 1, 1972 

Herbert P. Gleason Term ending May 1, 1973 

Leon S. White Term ending May 1, 1974 

Ruth M. Batson Term ending May 1, 1970 

COMMISSIONER 

Leon S. White February 19, 1974 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
Francis E. Guiney 

DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS 

Jonathan E. Fine, M.D., Community Health Services 
Lawrence J. Kirsch, Administrative Services 
Howard J. Buckley, Hospital and Health Facilities 
Wallace H. Kountze, Personnel 

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. 

By Ord. 1954 the Institutions Department was abolished; and the 
powers and duties and appropriations of said department in relation to the 
commitment of the insane to Long Island and the institution thereon 
were transferred to the Hospital Department. 

Chapter 656 of the Acts of 1955, accepted January 6, 1966, created 
the Department of Health and Hospitals — merging the former Health 
Department and former Hospital Department. The Board of Health and 
Hospitals by this same statute was incorporated as the Trustees of Health 
and Hospitals of the City of Boston and authorized to hold real and personal 
estate to an amount not exceeding $10,000,000. 



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LAW DEPARTMENT 

Office, 615 City Hall 

[Ord. 1904, Chap. 23; Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 17.1 

Herbert P. Gleason, Corporation Counsel 
John A. Fiske, First Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Lawrence J. Ball, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Stephen F. Clifford, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Joseph F. Dalton, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Suzanne DelVecchio, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
David H. Drohan, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Sheldon Drucker, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Max Feld, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Edith W. Fine, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
William J. Foley, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Michael C. Gilman, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Mack K. Greenberg, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
J. Edward Keefe, Jr., Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Peter L. Koff, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
John M. Lynch, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Thomas H. Martin, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
William McDermott, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Thomas F. McKenna, Jr., Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Peter Milano, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Kevin F. Moloney, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Paul J. Moriarty, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Onorato R. Orlandi, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Darrell L. Outlaw, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Gerard A. Powers, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Norman C. Ross, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
James F. Ryan, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
John J. Ryan, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Ashelen P. Senopoulos, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
John J. Slater, Jr., Assistant Corporation Counsel 
William P. Slattery, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Samuel Spencer, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Theodore R. Stanley, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Daniel J. Sullivan, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Paul R. Tierney, Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Earl Franklin, Workmen's Compensation Agent 

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

The Law Department consists of a Corporation Counsel, thirty-five 
assistant corporation counsel, a workmen's compensation agent, and forty- 
five other employees, including the staff of the Administrative, Counselling 
and Miscellaneous Litigation, General Trial, Collection and Workmen's 
Compensation Divisions of the Law Department. 



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The Law Department has general charge of the legal work of the city, 
represents the city in all litigation to which it is a party, prosecutes certain 
criminal proceedings, does the conveyancing work for the various munici- 
pal departments, performs the legal work incidental to tax title fore- 
closures, prepares and approves all municipal contracts and bonds, fur- 
nishes legal opinions to the Mayor and the City Council and to the various 
department heads and city officials, including the School Committee, on 
matters relating to the discharge of their official duties, prepares petitions 
for and drafts of legislation in which the city has an interest and appears 
and represents the city before the various committees of the legislature, 
and before state and federal boards, commissions and administrative 
agencies. 

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 

Office, Central Library Building, Copley Square 

[Stat. 1878, Chap. 114; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 24; C. C, Title IV., Chap. 
23; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 21; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chap. 116; Spec. 
Stat. 1931, Chap. 50; Spec. Stat. 1943, Chap. 218; Spec. Stat. 1953, 
Chap. 167.] 

OFFICIALS 

Sidney R. Rabb, President 
Edward G. Murray, Vice-President 
Philip J. McNiff, Director, and Librarian 

TRUSTEES* 

Edward G. Murray Term ending May 1, 1972 

Erwin D. Canham Term ending May 1, 1973 

Sidney R. Rabb Term ending May 1, 1974 

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

Patricia Hagan White Term ending May 1, 1976 

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 was first opened on March 11, 1895. 
An Addition to the Central Library Building will be opened in the fall 
of 1972. 

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 Trustees serve without compensation. 



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THE LIBRARY SYSTEM 

The library system consists of the Central Library in Copley square, 
the Kirstein Business Branch in the Edward Kirstein Memorial Library 
Building at 20 City Hall avenue, twenty-six Branch Libraries, three 
Bookmobiles, and Hospital Library Service at Boston City Hospital. 
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. There is also supervised from the Director's 
Office the work of the Personnel Office, the Information and Publication 
Office, the general publishing activities of the Library, and the work of 
the development of the collections. 

GENERAL LIBRARY SERVICES 

A great part of the circulation of books to borrowers is centered in 
twenty-six Branch Libraries, a Multilingual Library, three Bookmobiles, 
and Hospital Library Service at Boston City Hospital. These form part of 
the unit which is designated as General Library Services. In addition, there 
are three public service areas located in the Central Library Building: 
Audio-Visual, the General Library (Adults' Section, Young Adults' Section, 
and Children's Section), and Central Charging Records. 

Work with Adults, Work with Young Adults, and Work with Children 
are in direct relationship with the work of the Branch Libraries and the 
Bookmobiles, which are distributed throughout the city as follows : 
City Proper: 
Bookmobiles, 380 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown 
Hospital Library Service, Boston City Hospital 
Kirstein Business Branch, 20 City Hall Avenue 
Multilingual Library, 498 Tremont Street 
North End, 25 Parmenter Street 
South End, 685 Tremont Street 
West End, 151 Cambridge Street 
Brighton: 

Allston, 161 Harvard Avenue 
Brighton, 40 Academy Hill Road 
Faneuil, 419 Faneuil Street 
Charlestown: 

Charlestown, 179 Main Street 

Dorchester: 

Adams Street, 690 Adams Street 

Codman Square, 6 Norfolk Street 

Fields Corner, 1520 Dorchester Avenue 

Lower Mills, 1110 Washington Street, corner of Richmond Street 

Mattapan, 10 Hazleton Street 

Uphams Corner, 500 Columbia Road, corner of Bird Street 



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East Boston 

East Boston, 276 Meridian Street 
Orient Heights, 18 Barnes Avenue 

Hyde Park 

Hyde Park, 35 Harvard Avenue, corner of Winthrop Street 

Jamaica Plain 

Connolly, 433 Centre Street 

Jamaica Plain, 12 Sedgwick Street, corner of South Street 

Roxbtjry 

Egleston Scjuare, 2044 Columbus Avenue 

Grove Hall, 5 Crawford Street 

Mount Pleasant, 12 Vine Street, corner of Dudley Street 

Parker Hill, 1497 Tremont Street 

South Boston 

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

West Roxbtjry 

Roslindale, 4238 Washington Street 
West Roxbury, 1961 Centre Street 

RESEARCH LIBRARY SERVICES 

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

Humanities 

Literature and Languages 

Religion, Philosophy, and Psychology 

Social Sciences 
Economics 
Education 
History 

Maps and Geography 
Kirstein Business Branch 

Science 
Technology 
Patents 

Government Documents 

Periodicals and Newspapers 

Music 

Fine Arts 

Prints 

Rare Books and Manuscripts 



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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 



SPECIAL ACTIVITIES 

Exhibits in the Main Lobby, the Treasury 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, 1971 . . $6,312,447 

For purchase of books and library materials, 1971 . . . $761,545 

Books lent to borrowers, 1971 . 2,499,584 

Employees, January 1, 1972 : 

Full-time 577 

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

Number of volumes, January 1, 1972 . . . . . 3,092,424 

Trust funds, approximate value, January 1, 1972 . . . $8,102,821 

M T W Th F S Sun. 
CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Copley Square, KEnmore 6-5400 9-9 9-9 9-9 9-9 9-9 9-6 2-6 

Prints, Ext. 311 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 cl. cl. 

Rare Books, Ext. 318 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 cl. 

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BRANCH LIBRARIES 

M T W Th F S Sun. 

City Proper 

Bookmobiles, 536-5400, Ext. 238 (See Schedule) 

Hospital Library Service, Boston City Hos- 
pital, 424-4578 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 cl. cl. 

Kirstein Business Branch, 20 City Hall 

Ave., 523-0860 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 cl. cl. 

Multilingual Library, 498 Tremont St., 

426-0963 10-6 12-8 10-6 10-6 10-5 10-5 cl. 

North End, 25 Parmenter St., 227-8135 12-8 10-6 10-6 10-6 9-5 cl. cl 

South End, 685 Tremont St., 536-8241 10-6 10-6 10-6 12-8 10-5 10-5 cl 

West End, 151 Cambridge St., 523-3957 10-6 12-8 10-6 12-8 9-5 9-5 cl. 

Brighton 
Allston, 161 Harvard Ave., 782-3332 1-9 9-6 9-6 1-9 10-6 cl. cl. 

Brighton, 40 Academy Hill Road, 

782-6032 9-9 9-9 9-9 9-9 9-5 9-5 cl. 

Faneuil, 419 Faneuil St., 782-6705 1-8 9-6 9-6 1-8 9-5 9-1 cl. 

Charlestown 

Charlestown, 179 Main St., 242-1248 

Dorchester 

Adams Street, 690 Adams St., 436-6900 
Codman Square, 6 Norfolk St., 436-8214 
Fields Corner, 1520 Dorchester Ave., 

436-2155 
Lower Mills, 1110 Washington St., corner 

of Richmond St., 298-7841 
Mattapan, 10 Hazleton St., 298-9218 
Uphams Corner, 500 Columbia Rd., corner 

of Bird St., 265-0139 1-8 9-6 9-6 1-8 9-5 9-1 cl. 

East Boston 

East Boston, 276 Meridian St., 569-0271 1-8 9-6 9-6 1-8 9-5 9-1 cl 

Orient Heights, 18 Barnes Ave., 567-2516 1-8 9-6 9-6 1-8 9-5 cl. cl* 

Hyde Park 

Hyde Park, 35 Harvard Ave., corner of 

Winthrop St., 361-2524 1-9 9-9 9-9 1-9 9-5 9-5 cl. 

Jamaica Plain 

Connolly, 433 Centre St., 522-1960 1-8 9-6 9-6 1-8 9-5 cl. cl. 

Jamaica Plain, 12 Sedgwick St., corner of 

South St., 524-2053 1-8 9-6 9-6 1-8 9-5 9-5 cl. 

Roxeury 

Egleston Square, 2044 Columbus Ave., 

445-4340 1-8 9-6 9-6 1-8 9-5 cl. cl. 

Grove Hall, 5 Crawford St., 427-3337 12-8 9-6 9-6 12-8 9-5 9-5 cl. 

Mount Pleasant, 12 Vine St., corner of 

Dudley St., 445-8823 Mon. thru Fri.: 9:30-12; 1-5:30 cl. cl 

Parker Hill, 1497 Tremont St., 427-3820 1-8 9-6 9-6 1-8 9-5 9-1 cl. 



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South Boston 

South Boston, 646 East Broadway, 

268-0180 1-9 9-9 9-9 1-9 9-5 9-5 cl. 

Washington Village, 290 Old Colony Ave., 

269-0100 10-6 10-6 10-6 10-6 9-5 cl. cl. 

West Boxbuby 

Boslindale, 4238 Washington St., 323-2343 9-8 9-8 9-8 9-8 9-5 9-5 cl. 
West Boxbury, 1961 Centre St., 325-3147 9-9 9-9 9-9 9-9 9-5 9-5 cl. 

CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS 

Note: All Branch Libraries are closed on Sundays and holidays, and on Saturdays 
from June 1 through September 30. 



PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 

Office, 802 City Hall 

[Stat. 1875, Chap. 185; Bev. 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; Bev. 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. 
Dorothy Curran,* Assistant Commissioner of Administration. 
James Lee Hunt,* Assistant Commissioner of Recreation. 
J. Leo McCarthy, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. 

Term ending May 1, 1974. 
James P. Sullivan, Associate Commissioner of Parks and Recreation. 

Term ending May, 1971. 
William Scott, 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 
John F. Buck, Executive Secretary 
Frank Clark, Chief Engineer 
Bobert Cusick, Director of Recreation 

Dorothy Curran, Assistant Commissioner of Administration 
James Lee Hunt, Assistant Commissioner of Recreation 

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

jArnold 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 

Franklin Park (1833-84) Blue Hill avenue, American Legion 

Highway, Forest Hills street, Walnut avenue, Columbus 

avenue and Seaver street 429 . 00 

zOlmsted Park, Huntington avenue to Prince street, 1890 . 180.00 

Public Garden, Charles to Arlington and Beacon to Boylston 

streets, 1823 24.25 

zRiverway, Brookline avenue to Huntington avenue, 1890 . 28.22 
West Roxbury Parkway, from Centre street, near Arboretum, 

to the Metropolitan District Commission Parkway, 1894. 

Roadway area taken by M.D.C. 59.18 



Total Acres, Main Park System 1,154.62 

MARINE PARK SYSTEM 

Columbus Park 57.00 

L Street Beach 30.00 



Total Acres, Marine Park System 87 . 00 

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

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

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



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MISCELLANEOUS PARKS 

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

streets, Roslindale, 1919 . 78 

Chestnut Hill Park, Beacon street and Commonwealth avenue, 

Brighton, 1898-1902 33 . 50 

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 (Malloch's) 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 

William A. Meaney 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 

* Named for U. S. servicemen killed in World War No. 1. 
x Named for U. S. servicemen killed in World War No. 2. 
J Children's playground. 



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Acres 
Beecher Street Play Area, Jamaica Plain, 1942 (undeveloped) 0.18 

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

1896 10.83 

Boston Common, Charles Street side 3 . 50 

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

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

JBrookside Avenue Playground at Cornwall street, Jamaica 

Plain, 1925 1.32 

JBuckley, Bev. 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 . . . . 0.05 

Carroll Pond, Carrolton Rd., West Boxbury (undeveloped), 

1921 0.47 

Carson slreet, Dorchester, 1945 0.47 

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

street, 1899 4.95 

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

street, Brighton, 1898 9.44 

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

|Charter Street Playground, Charter street and Greenough 

Lane, North End, 1940 0.25 

Clifford, Edward P. Playground, Norfolk avenue and Proctor 

street, Boxbury, 1909 7.60 

Columbia Point Playground, at Columbia Point Housing Proj- 
ect, 1970 33.29 

t Columbus Park, South Boston 57 . 00 

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

Boxbury, 1903 5 . 10 

Crawford Street Playground, Crawford street and Walnut 

avenue, Boxbury, 1965-1966 2 . 64 

*Cronin, James L. Playground, Brent street, at Wainwright 

street, Dorchester, 1899 2 . 24 

Cumston Street Play Area, South End, 1952 . . . . . 02 

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

North End, 1917 0.29 

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

North End, 1937 1 . 13 

*Doherty, John A. Playground, Dorchester and Geneva ave- 
nues, 1897 1.47 

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

Medford streets, Charlestown Heights, 1891 . . . . 4.30 

fDorchester Park, Dorchester avenue and Bichmond street, 

1891 5.40 

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

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

t Children's playground. 

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



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Acres 

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

Dover Street Extension — Bath — Land, 1952 . . . . . 06 
Downer Avenue Playground, Downer avenue and Hancock 

street, Dorchester, 1972 0.78 

Draper, Mary Playground, Washington and Stimson streets, 

West Roxbury, 1932 5.76 

East Boston Memorial Stadium, Porter street, East Boston, 

1954 17.67 

Edwards Playground, Mead, Main, and Eden streets, Charles- 
town 1.26 

Erie-Ellington Street Playground, Erie and Ellington streets, 

Roxbury 0.12 

Eustis Street Play Area, Eustis street, Roxbury . . . . . 23 
Factory Hill Playground, Town and Sunnyside streets, Hyde 

Park, 1912 5.20 

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

1931 7.57 

JFoster Street Playground, Foster street, place and court, 

North End, 1930 0.10 

Franklin Field, Blue Hill and Talbot avenues, Dorchester, 1892 . 45 . 59 

fFranklin 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 

Harmon, Mary Playground, Howard avenue and Folsom 

street, Dorchester, 1940-1945 1.69 

Hanson Street Play Area, Hanson street, South End, 1957 . . 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 
Hobart Street Play Area, Hobart and Ranelegh roads, Brighton, 

1970 0.60 

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, 

Roxbury, 1924 4.38 

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

t Children's playground. 

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



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Acres 

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

King Street Play Area, Roxbury, 1943 . 32 

Lambert Avenue Playground, Lambert avenue, Millmont and 

Dorr streets, Roxbury . 68 

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

1958 0.09 

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

street, South Boston, 1897 5.20 

fLee, Joseph Playground, The Fens, Back Bay, 1877 . . 5 . 00 
Little Scobie Playground, Dunreath and Copeland streets, 

Roxbury 0.79 

London and Decatur streets Play Area, East Boston, 1941 . . 13 

Mason School Site, Roxbury, 1970 0.44 

*cj]McConnell Park (including Comer Ford Field), Springdale 

and Denny streets (land and flats), 1899, 1914, including 

beach 57.40 

McKinney Playground, Faneuil street, Brighton, 1930 . . 5 . 94 
FxMcLaughlin, Joseph D. Playground, Parker Hill and Fisher 

avenues, Roxbury, 1912 11.54 

*$McLean, 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 

Mt. Pleasant Avenue Play Area, Mr. Pleasant avenue, Roxbury . 26 
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 

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

East Boston (land and flats), 1909 8.31 

Oak Square Playground, Brighton, 1948 1.48 

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

street, 1960 0.87 

fOlmsted Park, Jamaicaway, 1890 3 . 00 

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

1924 2.06 

Paul Gore street, Jamaica Plain, 1913 (undeveloped) . . . . 74 

Penniman and Hano streets, Brighton, 1945 . . . . 0.94 

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

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

J Children's playground. 

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

|| 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 com- 
pleted. 

c The playground area named Comerford Field, July 1960. 

F Little League area named Sp4 Martin F. Killilea Field. 



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

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

APlympton Street Play Area, South End, 1926 . . . . 0.09 

Polcari, Capt. Louis Playground, North Bennet and Prince 

streets, North End, 1897 0.40 

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

Portsmouth Street Playground, Brighton, 1912 . . . . 4.29 

Quincy Street Play Area, 61-71 Quincy Street, Roxbury . . 0.54 

Quincy and Stanley Streets, Dorchester, 1955 . . . . . 38 

Readville Playground, Milton and Readville streets, Hyde 

Park, 1924 5.03 

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

1925 0.76 

fRinger, Stanley A. Playground, Allston street and Griggs 

place, Brighton, 1916 2.32 

Ringgold Street Play Area, Ringgold, Waltham and Hanson 

streets, Boston, 1965 0.38 

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

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

1930 10.20 

f Rogers Park, Lake and Foster streets, Brighton, 1899-1931 . 6.00 

Ronan Park (formerly Mt. Ida), Adams street and Mt. Ida 

road, Dorchester, 1912 11 . 65 

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 

Saratoga Street, undeveloped, Saratoga and Byron streets, East 

Boston, 1969 0.23 

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 . . . . . 48 

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

Boston, 1909 0.47 

A Acquired by gift. 

* 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. 

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



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Acres 
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 

Walnut Park Play Area, Walnut Park at Walnut avenue, Rox- 
bury, 1965 0.32 

xxWalsh, William Gary Playground, Gallivan Boulevard, corner 

Washington street, Dorchester, 1946 6.97 

Washington and Stimson streets, West Roxbury, 1938 . . . 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) 750 . 36 
Area of 10 Playgrounds in Parks (Acres) . . . . 63.96 
Area of the 108 Separate Playgrounds (Acres) . . . 686.40 

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. 

Recreation Centers, Beaches, Pools and Public Baths 
Recreation Centers 

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

xx Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 2. Congres- 
sional medal of honor. 
t Children's playground. 
* Named for U. S. serviceman killed in World War No. 1. 



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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) 

Public Baths 

Brighton Municipal Building 
Cabot Street, Boxbury 
Columbia Boad, 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 
Boslindale Municipal Building 
South Boston Municipal Building 
Tobin, Maurice J. Memorial Building 
Vine Street, Boxbury 
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. B. B 3,800 

City Hall Grounds, School street . , 7,700 

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

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

Copley Square, between Huntington avenue, Boylston and 

Dartmouth streets 28,399 

Dock and Faneuil squares 707 

Franklin Square, Washington street, between East Brookline 

and East Newton streets 105,205 

Abraham Lincoln Square (formerly Park Square), Columbus 

avenue, Eliot street and Broadway 2,867 

Massachusetts Avenue Malls, four sections, between Albany 

street and Columbus avenue 106,500 

Angell Memorial Plaza 6,747 

Bachael Bevere Square, North End, 1945 3,509 

Butland 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, 1385 . 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 



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BRIGHTON 

Square Feet 

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 

P.F.C. Kevin Barry Hardiman Square, Washington and 

Faneuil streets 9,796 

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

Extension — 

Total 49,914 



CHARLESTOWN 

City Square, junction of Main and Park streets . 

Essex Square, Essex and Lyndeboro' streets 

Hayes Square, Bunker Hill and Vine streets 

Sullivan Square, Main, Cambridge, Sever and Gardner streets 

Winthrop Square, Winthrop, Common and Adams streets 



Total 



8,739 
930 

4,484 
14,542 
38,450 

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, Beverend 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 Beservation, 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 

Bichardson 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. 
II Part of Chestnut Hill Park. 



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east boston Square Feet 

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

streets 30,000 

Central Square, Meridian and Border streets .... 40,310 

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

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

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



Total 98,618 

HYDE PARK 

Lt. Bobert M. Foley 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 Hill Avenue Tree Beservation, 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 . 108,545 

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 Begent streets . . 1,380 

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

streets 966 



Total 846,249 

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



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south boston Square Feet 

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

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



Total 478,728 

WEST ROXBURY 

DufBe, 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 

Acres 
Parks and Parkways: 

Main Park System 1,154.62 

Marine Park System 87.00 

Miscellaneous Parks 316.06 

Playgrounds (separate) 686.40 

Public Grounds, Squares, etc 51.03 



Grand total (acres) 2,295.11 

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- Henry H. Kitson 

wealth Ave 1908 T. Alice Kitson 

Declaration of Independence Tablet, 
Boston Common 1925 John F. Paramino 

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

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

Football Tablet, Boston Common 1925 

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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'Beilly, Back Bay Park 1896 

Francis Parkman Memorial, Olmsted 
Park, Jamaica Plain 1906 

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

Paul Bevere, Paul Bevere Mall, Boston. . 1940 

Colonel Bobert Gould Shaw and 54th 
Mass. Begiment, Boston Common 1897 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Boston 
Common 1877 

Soldiers' Monument, Charlestown, Win- 
thropSq 1872 

Soldiers' Monument, Dorchester, Meeting 
House Hill 1867 

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

George Bobert 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 

Bobinson 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 

Samuel Adams, Adams Sq 1880 

Bobert Burns, Back Bay Fens 1919 

Colonel Thomas Cass, Public Garden 1899 

John Endicott, Back Bay Fens (at For- 
syth Way) 1937 

Leif Ericsson, Commonwealth Ave 1886 

Edward Everett, Richardson Pk 1867 

Admiral David G. Farragut, Marine Park, 

South Boston 1895 

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

Ave 1886 

General John Glover, Commonwealth Ave.1875 

Edward Everett Hale, Public Garden 1913 

Alexander Hamilton, Commonwealth Ave.1865 
Wendell Phillips, Public Garden 1915 



Artist 
Anne Whitney 
Henry H. Kitson 
Richard E. Brooks 

Jennewien 
Anne Whitney 
William W. Story 

Henry H. Kitson 
Bichard S. Greenough 

Olin L. Warner 
Martin Milmore 
Bela L. Pratt 
William Rimmer 
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. 

Bridges Located in Parks and Parkways 

Public Garden 
Foot Bridge, over Pond. 

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

Riverway 
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 
Ellicott Arch, carrying Circuit Drive over walk at Ellicottdale. 



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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 

Copp's Hill, Hull street, City 89,015 1659 

Dorchester North, Uphams Corner, Dorchester . . . 142,587 1633 
Dorchester South, Dorchester avenue, near Gallivan 

Boulevard, Dorchester 95,462 1814 

Eliot, Eustis street, Roxbury 34,830 1630 

Evergreen, Commonwealth avenue, near Wade street, 

Brighton 604,520 1848 

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

Granary, Tremont street, City 82,063 1660 

Hawes, Emerson street, South Boston 11,232 1816 

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

Market Street, Brighton 18,072 1764 

Mount Hope, Walk 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 

Westerly, Centre street, West Roxbury 39,450 1683 

CITY TOMBS 

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



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PENAL INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT 

Office, 276 City Hall 

[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.] 

A. Reginald Eaves, Commissioner 

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

House of Correction 
Richard V. Kinsella, Master 

The Suffolk County House of Correction is located at Deer Island, 
which is part of Roston, 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. 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Headquarters, 154 Rerkeley Street 

[Stat. 1878, Chap. 244; Stat. 1885, Chap. 323; Stat."l906, Chap. 291; 
Stat. 1938, Chap. 377; Stat. 1962, Chap. 322; Stat? 1964, Chap. 739] 

Robert J. di Grazia, Police Commissioner 
William J. Taylor, Superintendent-in-Chief 

Rureau Chiefs 

Superintendent, 

Superintendent, 

Superintendent, James L. Buchanan 

Superintendent, 

Superintendent, Jeremiah P. Sullivan 

The Police Department is responsible for the prevention of crime, the 
investigation of crime, the apprehension of criminals, the maintenance of 
order, the enforcement of laws and statutes, the enhancement of the 
public safety, and the provision of other police and emergency services. 

For administrative and operational purposes the department is divided 
into five Bureaus designated as the Rureau of Administration which in- 
cludes the Administrative Division and the Planning and Research Divi- 



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sion; the Bureau of Field Operations which includes Patrol Divisions A 
through D, the Criminal Investigation Division, the Traffic Division, and 
the Communication Control Division; the Bureau of Inspectional Services 
which includes the Intelligence Division, the Staff and Internal Affairs 
Division, and the Records and Data Processing Division; the Bureau of 
General Services which includes the Central Services Division and the 
Personnel and Training Division; and the Bureau of Community Affairs 
which includes the Community Relations Division and the Community 
Services Division. 

The Bureau of Administration is responsible for the management, 
supervision, and coordination of the activities and functions of the Police 
Commissioner's Office and of administrative and management matters 
throughout the Department. The Administrative Division is comprised 
of such activities as legal affairs, press relations and information, corre- 
spondence, and secretarial services. The Planning and Research Divi- 
sion is responsible for all aspects of departmental planning including 
operational planning, long-range programs, federal grant programs, 
capital improvements, forms control, and administrative planning. 

The Bureau of Field Operations is responsible for the operation of the 
department's patrol and investigative activities. The city's twelve 
Police Districts are divided into the four Patrol Divisions. Each District 
has within it a police station which provides administrative and com- 
mand facilities for the police operations in the District. The patrol force 
assigned to Districts is supplemented by several patrol activities with 
City-wide jurisdiction. The Tactical Patrol Force, Canine Section, 
Mounted Section and Emergency Service Unit provide various types of 
specialized patrol services that can be deployed as needed to high crime 
incidence areas, special operations, or special circumstances. District 
eight is the Harbor Patrol District, of which the Commander is also the 
Harbor Master for Boston Harbor. The District maintains constant 
patrol of the harbor during all months of the year. 

The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for detective opera- 
tions throughout the City and is further subdivided into the Vice and 
Narcotics Section, General Investigation Section, Organized Crime 
Section, and Criminalistics Section. Within the Division's sections are 
the various specialized and general investigative units of the Department 
as well as the Department's Crime Laboratory and Ballistics Units. 

The Traffic Division is responsible for regulation of Traffic in the down- 
town area, for responding to special traffic conditions throughout the City 
and for the compilation of information on accidents and enforcement for 
use by all units of the Department. 

The Communications Control Division is responsible for the operation 
of the Department's communication systems which include an advanced 
multi-channel radio system and large telephone and teletype systems. 
The Central Complaint Section of this Division is responsible for receiving 
calls from the public and processing and dispatching them to police units 
for the rendering of police services. Annually over 300,000 calls for police 
service are processed by this section, making use of the most modern ad- 
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The Bureau of Inspectional Services supervises several areas of manage- 
ment control which provide checks and balances on the operations of the 
Department. The Staff Inspection and Internal Affairs Division is 
assigned the responsibility for inspecting personnel, facilities, equipment, 
and procedures and for investigating cases of alleged misconduct by mem- 
bers of the Department. The Records and Data Processing Division 
maintains the police records system, performs identification functions, 
crime analysis, and operates the department's computer system. The 
Intelligence Division's assignment is to collect, evaluate, and disseminate 
information on the status of criminal activity throughout the City. 

The Bureau of General Services' responsibilities fall into the area of 
providing support services for the rest of the Department. The Central 
Services Division includes such areas as radio maintenance, building 
maintenance, signal service, licensing, auditing and finance, automotive 
maintenance, and property procurement and management. Included 
in its licensing functions are the licensing and supervision of all taxicabs 
operating in the City. The Personnel and Training Division operates 
the Department's Police Academy and R.ange and provides a complete 
curriculum of recruit, in-service, and advanced training for departmental 
personnel. This Division also maintains the Department's Personnel 
records and prepares the Department's payroll. 

The Bureau of Community Affairs, through its Community Relations 
Division and Community Services Division is responsible for maintaining 
contacts with community groups and agencies throughout the City and 
for guiding and preparing community services and community relations 
programs and activities on a City-wide basis. 

The city is divided into eleven Police Districts and the Harbor Police. 
The personnel assigned to police districts are supplemented by personnel 
assigned to a permanent Tactical Patrol Force, and a Canine Section, 
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 several major sections. Within these sections are found the following 
investigating squads: stolen automobiles, banking, express thieves, homi- 
cide, hotels, lost and stolen property, narcotics, gaming, obscene literature, 
pawnbrokers, junk-shop keepers and dealers in second-hand articles, pick- 
pockets, organized crime, 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 
investigation 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- 



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ally being augmented by addition of modern identification apparatus which 
now includes a polygraph or lie detector. 

The Traffic Division is located at 40 Sudbury Street. Its commanding 
officer is responsible for proper regulation of traffic conditions and for the 
safety of the public using the highways from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. within the 
intown section of the city. 

The Communications Control Division, located in the Headquarters 
building, includes the Central Complaint Section. 

In the Central Complaint Section all complaints received by the de- 
partment are recorded on prenumbered, prepunched, and time-stamped 
complaint message cards to insure central control over such complaints, 
resulting in immediate response to requests for police assistance. This 
section also maintains the department radio station "KCA860," which 
has base transmitters located at Police Headquarters and in the New 
Court House Building, Pemberton Square, and a relay station on Bellevue 
Hill, West Roxbury, and in 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, twenty-two service 
trucks, thirty-one combination patrol wagons and ambulances, fifty-five 
cycles, thirty-five scooters, and three police boats equipped with two-way 
radio telephone. Police automobiles and combination patrol wagons and 
ambulances with two-way radio are moving through all parts of the city 
day and night. Any part of the city may be reached by a police radio car 
or patrol wagon-ambulance in a very few moments after receipt of a radio 
message from either of the broadcasting stations. 

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

The Records and Data Processing Division consists of the Central 
Records Section and the Data Processing Section. In the Central Records 
Section there are maintained files of criminals records, individual compila- 
tions of criminal activities of known criminals, indices of persons wanted 
for crime on warrants and summonses, reports of all felonies commited 
within the city and all report j of investigation of these felonies, and 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 units of the most advanced 
departments. 

This unit now conducts tests to measure degree of intoxication of per- 
sons arrested while operating motor vehicles under the influence of alco- 
holic beverages. 

The Data Processing Section 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. 



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The Central Services Division consists of the Chief Clerk's Office, Licens- 
ing Section, Cashier's Office, Auditing Section, Automotive Maintenance, 
Radio Maintenance, Property Clerk's Office, and the Superintendent of 
Buildings Office. 

The Chief Clerk is responsible for the preparation of the Annual Police 
Budget. All orders for building maintenance and automobile and radio 
maintenance are the 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 equipment are 
issued by this office. 

The Superintendent of Buildings Office is responsible for building main- 
tenance, repair work, plumbing, steamfitting, etc., and is under the super- 
vision of the Central Services Division. 

The Automotive Maintenance Section is also a responsibility of this 
division. 

Radio Maintenance which maintains the department radio station, 
"KCA860" which has base transmitters located at Police Headquarters 
and in the New Court House Building, Pemberton Square, and a relay 
station on Bellevue Hill, West Roxbury, and in the Prudential Center, is 
part of the Central Services Division. 

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, a 38-foot craft; the Vigilant, a 38-foot 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 twenty years of age or over. 

On January 1, 1971, the police force numbered 2,805. 



PUBLIC FACILITIES DEPARTMENT 

Office, 812 City Hall 
[Stat. 1966, Chap. 642] 

OFFICIALS 

Edward T. Sullivan, Chairman 
Barbara G. Cameron, Vice Chairman 

, Secretary 

Robert J. Vey, Director 

Chapter 642 of the Acts of 1966 establishes in the City of Boston a 
Public Facilities Department, abolishes the Department of School Build- 



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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 efficient 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 mayor for a term ex- 
piring on the first Monday of the January following the next biennial 
municipal election at which a mayor is elected. 



PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 

714 City Hall 
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 Office 
performs general administrative functions including personnel manage- 
ment, payrolls, cost accounting, purchasing, inventory control, property 
and equipment maintenance. 

Central Office 
Room 714, City Hall 

A. Administrative Branch 

This branch is in charge of administrative functions that include per- 
sonnel, payroll management, supplies, inventories, accounting and con- 
tracts. 

B. Maintenance Branch 

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

C. Permit Branch 

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

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



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Highway Division 

Room 708, City Hall 

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 
Room 708, City Hall 
John F. Flaherty, Deputy Commissioner and 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 
Room 716, City Hall 
James A. O'Rourke, Division Engineer 
The Sewer Division handles and disposes of the domestic and commercial 
sewage of the city. It still maintains the disposal works at Moon Island 
in the City of Quincy where raw sewage is discharged into Boston Harbor 
from the original disposal system — the Boston Main Drainage System. 
It also discharges into the Metropolitan System at Nut Island where 
sewage is discharged after primary treatment, and at Deer Island where a 
Metropolitan treatment plant is under construction. The Division con- 
structs and maintains the main sewers, common sewers, and surface drains 
of the City. 

Engineering Division 
Room 709, City Hall 
Frederick L. Garvin, Division Engineer 

This Division performs engineering services for the Divisions of the 
Public Works Department and other City departments. 

Water Division 
Room 715, City Hall 
John P. Sullivan, 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 recjuirements were 145,549,000 gallons per day in 1971, or 227 
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 
Room 709, City Hall 

THE BOARD 

Joseph F. Casazza, Commissioner of Public Works, ex officio, Chairman 
John F. Mulhern, Commissioner of Real Property, ex officio, Vice Chair- 
man 
William T. Noonan, Commissioner of Traffic and Parking, ex officio 
Joyce E. Burrell, 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 permit 
the opening of private ways for public travel; to levy assessments for 
street, sidewalk, and sewer betterments and to issue permits for the loca- 
tion of wire-carrying poles, conduits, pipes, tracks, signs, and similar 
uses of the public ways. 

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



REAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT 

Office, City Hall, Room 811 
[Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 22.] 

[St. 1943, c. 434, as amended by St. 1945, c. 433; St. 1949, c. 317; St. 1950, 
c. 318; St. 1S51, 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. I960, c. 413; St. 1962, c. 338; St. 1963, c. 263 
St. 1964, c. 567; St. 1965, c. 203; St. 1965, c. 218; St. 1965, c. 342 
See also G. L. c. 40, s. 22B, 22C, 22E.] 

REAL PROPERTY BOARD 

John F. Mulhern, Commissioner of Real Property, Chairman* 
Anthony E. Forgione, Assistant Commissioner of Real Property* 
Robert Kline, Associate Commissioner. Term expires May 1, 1971. 
Thomas F. Kelly, Jr. Term expires May 1, 1972. 

Joseph B. Burke, 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. 



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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. 

RETIREMENT BOARD, BOSTON 

Office, 224, City Hall 

Stat. 1922, Chap. 521; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 284, 381, 426; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 
89, 249, 250, 251 ; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 18, 90, 152 ; Stat. 1926, Chap. 390 
Stat. 1933, Chap. 243; Stat. 1937, Chap. 163; Stat. 1939, Chap. 131 
Stat. 1943, Chap. 204; Stat. 1945, Chap. 658; Stat. 1947, Chap. 520 
Stat. 1950, Chap. 355; Stat. 1951, Chap. 644; Stat. 1952, Chap. 379, 
Stat. 1954, Chaps. 423, 434, 684; Stat. 1955, Chap. 309; Stat. 1958, 
Chap. 391; Chap. 481, 1971. 

Officials 
Thomas J. McGrimley, Chairman 
Edward W. Donovan 
John F. FitzPatrick 

Paul L. Carty, Secretary and Executive Officer 
Harold B. Sacks, Assistant Executive Officer 

the board 
Edward W. Donovan Term ends September 30, 1973 

John F. FitzPatrick, City Auditor (ex officio) 
Thomas J. McGrimley Term ends September 30, 1975 

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



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

Both systems are administered by a Retirement Board consisting of 
Edward W. Donovan, chosen by the two other members; John F. Fitz- 
Patrick, City Auditor, ex officio; and Thomas J. McGrimley, elected by 
members of the system. The Board serves without compensation. 



TRAFFIC AND PARKING DEPARTMENT 

Office, 721 City Hall 

[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 T. Noonan, Commissioner of Traffic and Parking* 

Traffic and Parking Commission 
William T. Noonan, Commissioner of Traffic and Parking, Chairman 

Robert J. di Grazia, Police Commissioner, ex officio, Associate Com- 
missioner of Traffic and Parking 

Joseph F. Casazza, Commissioner of 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 

Barbara L. Scolponeti, Executive Secretary 

engineering division 
Joseph M. Galeota, Traffic Engineering Director 
Robert F. Drtjmmond, 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. 

* 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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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 1,578 one-way 
streets, 2,734 no-parking regulations, and 1,092 stop streets. The com- 
mission maintains 544 traffic signals, including 8 interconnected systems 
in downtown Boston, and 275 miles of white lines painted in the roadway, 
including crosswalks; center lines, lane lines and stop lines are maintained 
by the commission; 904 loading zones, requiring 30,300 feet of painted 
curb, are maintained. Fees amounting to $38,036 are collected for the 
establishment and maintenance of these loading zones. There were 436 
loading zone signs installed this year for which we collected $10,875; 
making a total of 271 loading zone signs maintained. The commission 
also maintains 8,200 parking meters. It is anticipated that approximately 
$960,000 will be taken in as revenue during the year 1972. Issued 250 
licenses for off-street parking lots and collected $49,855 in fees for these 
licenses. 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT 

Office, Mezzanine, City Hall 
[Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 40; Stat. 1908, Chap. 210; Ord. 1908, Chap. 4; 
C. C, Title IV., Chap. 9; Stat. 1911, Chap. 413; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 
367, 672, 788; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 36; Stat. 1920, Chap. 140; 
Ord. 1920, Chap. 12; Ord. 1921, Chaps. 1, 2; Stat. 1922, Chap. 521; 
Ord. 1925, Chap. 2; Ord. 1926, Chap. 1; Ord. 1930, Chap. 7; Ord. 
1935, Chap. 3; Ord. 1945, Chap. 10; Ord. 1954, Chaps. 2, 6; Rev. 
Ord. 1961, Chap. 25.] 

Edmund W. Holmes, Collector-Treasurer 

James J. Hyde, First Assistant Collector-Treasurer, Treasury Division 
Thomas F. Leonard, First Assistant Collector-Treasurer, Collecting Division 
James J. Cunningham, Second Assistant Collector-Treasurer, Treasury 

Division 
Daniel A. Grant, Second Assistant Collector-Treasurer, Collecting 

Division 



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Treasury Division 
Office, Mezzanine, 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-Custodian of Boston Retire- 
ment 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, Mezzanine, City Hall 
[Stat. 1875, Chap. 176; Stat. 1885, Chap. 266; Stat. 1888, Chap. 390; 
Stat. 1890, Chap. 418; Rev. Ord. 1898, Chap. 14; Ord. 1908, Chap. 
1; C. C. Title IV., Chap. 10; Stat. 1909, Chap. 486; Stat. 1913, 
Chap. 672; Rev. Ord. 1914, Chap. 13; Ord. 1914, 2d Series, Chap. 2; 
Spec. Stat. 1916, Chap. 291; Ord. 1921, Chap. 1; Stat. 1922, Chap. 
390; Ord. 1925, Chap. 1; Ord. 1954, Chap. 36; Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 
25.] 
The Collector-Treasurer collects and receives all taxes and other assess- 
ments, betterments, rates, dues, and moneys payable on any account to 
the City of Boston or the County of Suffolk. Annual reports have been 
published since 1876, also weekly and daily statements. The Collector- 
Treasurer is also Collector-Treasurer of the County of Suffolk. 

Board of Commissioners of Sinking Funds 
Office, Mezzanine, 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; Rev. Ord. 1961, Chap. 25.] 

OFFICIALS 

Gerard E. Hayes, Chairman 

, Vice-Chair man 

John F. FitzPatrick, Secretary 
Edmund W. Holmes, Treasurer 

COMMISSIONERS 

Dr. Joseph I. McGrath Term ending May 1, 1974 

Alfred W. Archibald Term ending May 1, 1974 

Gerald E. Hayes Term ending May 1, 1969 

Daniel Weisberg, Stephen 0. Slyne Terms ending May 1, 1970 

Patrick E. Roche Term ending May 1, 1975 

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 



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Charter, Section 26, prohibits the further establishing of sinking funds, 
but an exception was afterwards made by the Legislature regarding loans 
for Rapid Transit purposes. It also prohibits the depositing of City or 
County money in any bank of which any member of the Board of Sinking 
Funds Commissioners is an officer, director or agent. 

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

VETERANS' SERVICES DEPARTMENT 

Office, 721 City Hall 

[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, Administrative Assistant 

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

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. Gatelv, Supervisor of Veterans' Graves and Registration 
Office, 721 City Hall 

By the Ordinances of 1954, Chapter 2, Section 66, there was placed in 
this department an officer, known as the Supervisor of Veterans' Graves 
and Registration, who is appointed by the Mayor 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 persons appointed under Section 9 of Chapter 
115 of the General Laws. This officer is not subject to the supervision or 
control of the Veterans' Benefits and Services Commissioner, but, unless 
otherwise ordered by the Mayor, such officer shall not communicate with 
the Mayor, or make any annual or other report, except through such 
commissioner. 

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



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VARIOUS CITY AND COUNTY 



DEPARTMENTS AND 



MISCELLANEOUS MUNICIPAL 



ACTIVITIES 



106 
VARIOUS CITY, COUNTY AND STATE OFFICIALS 

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



Officials 



How 

Created 



Appointed or Elected 



By Whom 



When 



Term 



Begins 



Length 



Auditorium Commission 
(five) 

Boston Employees 
Credit Union, City 
of 

Boston Finance Com- 
mission (five) 

Boston Housing Au- 
thority (five) 

Boston Metropolitan 
District Commission 
(five) 

Boston Redevelopment 
Authority (five) 

Charitable Donations 
for Inhabitants of 
Boston, Trustees of. . 

Franklin Foundation 
(twelve Managers) . . . 

Freedom Trail Com- 
mission 

Government Center 
Commission (seven) . . 

Licensing Board (three) 

Old South Association 
in Boston (two Man- 
agers) 



Ord. 



Statute 



Mayor 



Annually 
one 



Governor A 



Governor 

and 

Mayor 



Mayor 

Supreme 
Court 



Mayor 
Mayor 
Governor A 



City Coun- 
cil 



Annually 
one 



Biennially 



Annually 
Four 



Biennially 
one 



Annually 



May 1 



Jan. 8 

Oct. 24 
Sept. 17 

May 1 



When 
elected 



5 yrs. 



5 yrs. 
5 yrs. 

2 yrs. 
5 yrs. 

3 yrs. 



t 
6 yrs. 

1 yr. 



a With the advice and consent of the Executive Council. 

b As vacancies occur. 

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

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

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



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How 

Created 


Appointed or Elected 


Term 


Officials 


By Whom 


When 


Begins 


Length 


School Buildings, Board 
of Commissioners of 
(three) 


Statute 

Bequest 
Statute 


*** 
Elected 


Annually 
one 

City elec- 
tion 


Dec. 1 

1st Mon. 
in Jan'y 


3 yrs. 


School Committee (five) 

Suffolk County Court- 
house Commission 


2 yrs. 


White Fund, George 
Bobert (five Trustees) 

Youth Activities Com- 
mission 








t 


Annually 
one 


May 1 


5 yrs. 



















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

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

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



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THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE 
CITY OF BOSTON 

Administration Building, 15 Beacon Street 
Annex, 45 Myrtle Street 
[Stat. 1875, Chap. 241; Stat. 1898, Chap. 400; Stat. 1900, Chap. 235; 
Stat. 1901, Chap. 448; Stat. 1903, Chap. 170; Stat. 1905, Chap. 249; 
C. C, Chaps. 33 and 48; Stat. 1906, Chaps. 205, 231, 259, 318, 505; 
Stat. 1907, Chaps. 295, 357, 450; Stat. 1908, Chap. 589; Stat. 1909, 
Chaps. 120, 388, 446, 537, 540; Stat. 1910, Chap. 617; Stat. 1911, 
Chaps. 540, 708; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 195, 569, 711; Stat. 1913, Chaps. 
337, 363, 389, 615, 779; Stat. 1914, Chaps. 128, 331, 489, 730, 738; 
Gen. Stat. 1915, Chaps. 78, 81, 90 and Spec. Stat., Chaps. 189, 300, 
304, 372; Spec. Stat. 1917, Chaps. 86, 88, 213, 267, 289 and Gen. 
Stat., Chap. 102; Gen. Stat. 1917, Chaps. 84, 169 and Spec. Stat. 
Chap. 146; Spec. Stat. 1918, Chap. 132; Spec. Stat. 1919, Chaps. 132, 
199, 206, 249; Stat. 1920, Chaps. 140, 524, 641; Stat. 1921, Chaps. 
169, 351; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 273, 286; Stat. 1923, Chaps. 284, 308, 
381, 460, 488; Stat. 1924, Chaps. 380, 479; Stat. 1925, Chaps. 309, 
327; Stat. 1926, Chaps. 153, 314; Stat. 1928, Chap. 382; Stat. 1929, 
Chap. 256; Stat. 1930, Chaps. 283, 313; Stat. 1931, Chaps. 100, 155, 
229, 247, 250; Stat. 1933, Chap. 121; Stat. 1934, Chaps. 145, 228; 
Stat. 1935, Chaps. 19, 284; Stat. 1936, Chap. 224; Stat. 1937, Chap. 
366; Stat. 1939, Chap. 142; Stat. 1946, 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, 1974 
Paul J. Ellison 
James W. Hennigan, Jr. 
John J. Kerrigan 
John J. McDonough 
Paul B. Tierney 



officials 
James W. Hennigan, Jr., Chairman 
Paul B. Tierney, Treasurer 
William J. Leary, Superintendent 
Edward J. Winter, Secretary 
Leo J. Burke, Business Manager 
John J. Doherty, Schoolhouse Custodian 

HOARD OF SUPERINTENDENTS 

William J. Leary, Superintendent 

ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENTS 

Thomas F. Meagher Marion J. Fahey 

Herrert C. Hamrelton Paul A. Kennedy 

Alice F. Casey Thomas B. McAuliffe 



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ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENTS 

Bernard J. Shulman Peter J. Ingeneri 

Rollins Griffith Mary E. Martin 

William J. Harrison David E. Rosengard 

BOSTON BUSINESS SCHOOL 

Boston Vocational Technical Institute 

LATIN AND DAY HIGH SCHOOLS (16) 

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

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

East Boston. — fJohn Chevrus, Chapman, fDonald McKay-Samuel 
Adams, *Joseph H. Barnes Junior High, Theodore Lyman, Sheridan- 
Kennedy 

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

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

South End. — Joseph J. Hurley, f Rice— Franklin 

South Boston. — Bigelow, Thomas N. Hart, John A. Andrew, Norcross, 
*Patrick F. Gavin Junior High 

Roxbury. — jDearborn, Dillaway, Dudley, Ellis Mendell, Henry L. 
Higginson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, fJames P. Timilty Junior High, 
Julia Ward Howe, Lewis School, Maurice J. Tobin, William Lloyd 
Garrison, William Monroe Trotter 

Brighton. — Alexander Hamilton, James A. Garfield, *Thomas A. Edison 
Junior High, Thomas Gardner, Andrew Jackson, *William Howard 
Taft Junior High 

Jamaica Plain. — Agassiz, | Francis Parkman, James W. Hennigan, Jeffer- 
son, John Fitzgrald Kennedy, *Mary E. Curley Junior High 

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

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

Dorchester. — Christopher Gibson, Edward Everett, Emily A. Fifield, 
Raphael Hernandez, Frank V. Thompson Middle School, *Grover 
Cleveland Junior High, John Marshall, John Winthrop, Mary Hemen- 
way, Joseph Lee, 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-I X only. J Grades K-I X. 

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

** Grades K-IV. 



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Hyde Pabk. — Elihu Greenwood, Henry Grew, *Wiiliam Barton Rogers 

Junior High. 
Mattapan. — Edmund P. Tileston, James J. Chittick, Roger Wolcott, 

William Bradford, Solomon Lewenberg Junior High 

SPECIAL SCHOOLS 

School for the Deaf. — Horace Mann School 

English Language Center. — 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. 

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 
43 Supervisors of Attendance besides 2 Head Supervisors and they may be 
seen at 9 a.m. and 1 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, 56 school physicians and 1 
school medical aid. 

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 elementary, middle, junior high 
and high schools there is 1 chief supervising nurse in charge of 4 supervis- 
ing nurses, 1 nurse assigned to the otologist, and 79 school nurses. 

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 Department of Physical Education comprises one director; one 
associate director; one assistant director; five elementary supervisors, 
seventy-one women and eighty men instructors of physical education; 
ninety-eight teacher coaches of athletics, high schools; fifty teacher 
coaches of athletics, junior high schools ; fifty-two assistant teacher coaches, 
sixty play teachers. 

*Grades VII-IX only. 



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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL ARTS 

The Department of Vocational Education and Industrial Arts conducts 
occupations oriented instructions in the following areas : 

Boston Trade High School 
Trade High School for Girls 
Boston Technical High School 
Boston Vocational Technical Institute 

Cooperative-Industrial Programs in each of eight high schools 
Industrial Arts programs in Grades 6 through 12 
Manpower Development Training Classes 
Apprenticeship-Journeyman Classes 

The department comprises one director; five assistant directors; two 
head masters; one shop superintendent; one assistant head master; twenty- 
one assistant principals, industrial arts; eight coordinator-directors; eleven 
heads of department; four supervisors. 

COOPERATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMS 

The Cooperative-Industrial Courses have thirty-five shops; Boston 
Trade High School, twenty-five shops; Trade High School for Girls, twelve 
shops; Boston Vocational Technical Institute, five shops; Boston Tech- 
nical High School, twenty shops; for a total of ninety-seven shops. 

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). 

INDUSTRIAL ART PROGRAMS 

There are 155 shops, including twelve classrooms used for drafting in the 
elementary and junior high schools, in which the following subjects are 
taught — drafting, electricity, electronics, ceramics, interior decoration, 
machine shop, graphic arts, general metal, sheet metal, woodworking, 
and diversified industrial arts subject areas. 

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. 

APPRENTICESHIP AND JOURNEYMAN CLASSES 

1,873 regularly indentured apprentices in sixteen 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 307 journeymen in seven trades and eleven skills. 



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A course was held to prepare disadvantaged or minority groups to take en- 
trance examinations for the apprenticeship program. 127 people took 
part in this program. A special training project was conducted for the 
Boston Police Department. Twenty-nine Police Cadets were given an 
intensive course in typing at the Boston Business School. In Evening 
Health Occupations Classes, two courses were held in Medical Records 
Terminology for office personnel at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. 

MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING ACT CLASSES 

7,890 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. 

ROSTON 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 
four-year college, to secure advanced technical training without paying 
tuition, provided that similar training is not offered in the local area. At 
the present time this training is limited to three fields: electronic tech- 
nology; design technology and mechanical technology. 

HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT 

The Home Economics Department consists of 150 teachers, a director 
and an assistant director. Two of the teachers are on temporary transfer 
from Boston Trade School. 

There are ten high schools offering courses in home economics — 
Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Girls', Hyde Park, 
Jamaica Plain, Jeremiah E. Burke, Boslindale, South Boston, and its 
L Street Annex. 

In the high schools of Boston there are eighteen permanently appointed 
teachers and three provisional teachers of home economics. 

In the junior high and elementary schools of Boston there are 109 
permanently appointed teachers, four of whom are assigned to the following 
schools: Job Preparation Center and Horace Mann School. There are 
eight provisional teachers, one of whom is assigned to the Centaum School, 
and twelve full and part-time temporary teachers in the department. 

The home economics facilities in the Boston schools are as follows: 
143 clothing laboratories; 
Fifty one food laboratories; 
No home economics suites. 



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EVENING HIGH, ELEMENTARY AND TRADE SCHOOLS 

There are seven evening high schools: Boston Central Adult (Dor- 
chester High Schoolhouse), Brighton, East Boston (Joseph H. Barnes 
Schoolhouse), Charlestown, Roslindale, Roxbury (Jeremiah E. Burke 
High School Building), and South Boston. There schools, the sessions of 
which are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
are conducted in the several high schoolhouses of the districts named. All 
but the Boston Central Adult High and Boston Evening Trade School 
are commercial schools. 

There are eight evening elementary schools in session on Tuesday and 
Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

North End Evening Elementary School meets on Monday and Wednes- 
day evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

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

Adult Basis Education Centers, under Title III E.S.E.A. of 1966, are 
functioning at the following Centers : 

Brighton — William Howard Taft School Building, 20 Warren Street, 
Monday and Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Chinatown — Maryknoll Convent, 78 Tyler Street, Monday through 
Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 :30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Dorchester-Columbia Point — John W. McCormack School Building, 
325 Mt. Vernon Street, Monday and Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Dorchester — Boston Adult Learning Center, 584 Columbia Road, 
Room 200. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Dorchester — Monsignor Ryan School Building. 11 May hew Street. 
Monday and Thursday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

East Boston — Adult Learning Center, 38 William Kelly Square, second 
floor. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Jamaica Plain — John F. Kennedy School Building, 7 Bolster Street. 
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

North End Community Center — 25 Parmenter Street, Tuesday and 
Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Roxbury-North Dorchester — Jeremiah E. Burke School Building 
60 Washington Street. Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

South End-Boston Proper — Abraham Lincoln School Building, 152 
Arlington Street. Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m. to 10 P.M. 

South End — South End Neighborhood Action Program (SNAP), 109 
West Brookline Street. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

South End — Women's Service Club, Inc., 464 Massachusetts Avenue. 
Tuesday and Thursday evening, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

West End — Charles Street facility. Women's Division, Tuesday and 
Thursday evenings, 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.; Men's Division, Monday 
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 



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ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER 

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 Abra- 
ham Lincoln School, 152 Arlington Street, Boston, for the equivalent of a 
continuation school education. 



USE OF SCHOOLHOUSES FOR EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL, AND CTVIC 
PURPOSES 

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

Teachers and members of the supervising staff who have reached the 
age of sixty and who had not become members of the Boston Retirement 
System or the State-Boston Retirement System, may be retired on pension 
by a majority vote of the School Committee. On December 31, 1971, 
seventy such retired teachers were receiving pensions. 

The Boston Teacher's Retirement Fund Association, started in 1900, is 
at present paying $120 per year to 1,937 annuitants. The total amount 
of the fund on August 31, 1971, was $2,472,258. 

On that date 3,928 teachers were contributing $24 per year to the fund. 



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AIR POLLUTION CONTROL COMMISSION 

Room 84, Quincy Market Building, Boston 02109 
[Rev. Ord. of 1961, Chap. 15, Sec. 2, as inserted by Sec. 5, Chap. 14, of 
Ordinances of 1968, and amended by Sec. 1, Chap. 3, Ordinances of 
1970] 

Commissioners 
Alan J. Cushner, Chairman 
Alden S. Gifford, Jr. 
Leon S. White, Commissioner of Health and Hospitals 

David Standley, Executive Director 

The Air Pollution Control Commission was established December 12, 
1968. The Commission consists of three members who serve without com- 
pensation, the executive director, and staff. It is empowered to regulate 
and control atmospheric pollution as provided in Section 31C, Chapter 111, 
of the General Laws. On April 2, 1970, the Commission was given juris- 
diction to investigate, control, and abate noise within the city, to establish 
standards, and to issue permits and establish fees therefor. The Com- 
mission also has power to require the production of records and documents 
relevant to its work and to compel the attendance and testimony of 
witnesses before it. 



BOSTON CONSUMERS' COUNCIL 

[Ordinances of 1968, Chapter 15] 

The Boston Consumers' Council is a board consisting of seven members 
serving coterminously with the Mayor. The Consumers' Council con- 
ducts studies, investigations, and research in matters affecting consumer 
interests; keeps consumers informed on matters affecting their interests; 
and pursues a course of action to insure to the fullest possible extent that 
all laws enacted for the benefit of consumers are duly enforced. 

Ruth F. Straus (appointed after consultation with the Massachusetts 
Consumers' Council) 

Herbert P. Gleason, Corporation Counsel (Richard G. Huber serves as 

the Corporation Counsel's Designee) 
Michael Tarallo 

John McCarthy, Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Leon S. White, Commissioner, Department of Health and Hospitals 

(Leonard Pasciucco serves as his Designee) 

Maureen Schaffner 

Harold F. Fennell 

Richard A. Borten, Executive Secretary 



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CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

[Established by Ordinances of 1970, Chapter 10] 

Joseph E. Curtis, ex officio 

Susan Straight Term ends in 1971 

John E. Lamie Term ends in 1974 

Augusta Bailey Term ends in 1972 

Eugenie Beal Term ends in 1973 

John Lewis Term ends in 1973 

Dr. Lorin E. Nevling, Jr. Term ends in 1975 

The Boston Conservation Commission, established in June, 1970, is 
composed of six Commissioners appointed by the Mayor for three-year 
terms. The Mayor appoints the chairman and vice-chairman. The Com- 
missioner of Parks and Recreation will serve as an ex-officio member. All 
of the Commissioners are residents of Boston. Two Commissioners are 
appointed from a list of ten candidates nominated by the following organi- 
zations — Massachusetts Audubon Society, Massachusetts Forest and 
Park Association, Massachusetts Roadside Council, Trustees of Reserva- 
tions, Eastern Massachusetts of the Sierra Club. 

The Conservation Commission is established under Chapter 40, Section 
8c, of the General Laws for the promotion and development of natural 
resources and for the protection of the watershed resources of Boston. The 
Commission shall conduct research, seek to coordinate the activities of 
unofficial conservation bodies, hold public hearings, may prepare, print, 
and distribute books, maps, plans, and pamphlets. Among such plans 
may be a conservation and passive outdoor recreation plan. The Com- 
mission shall publish an annual report. The Commission may receive gifts, 
bequests, or devices or interests in real property of the kinds mentioned 
below in the name of the city, subject to the approval cf the City Council. 
It may purchase interests in such land with sums available to it, or it may 
lease, exercise conservation restrictions, easements, or other contractual 
rights including conveyances, and it shall manage and control the same. 

The Conservation Commission can apply for funds under the Self 
Help Act (G. L. Ch. 132 A, Section 11) for acquiring land and in planning 
or designing suitable public outdoor facilities. The City will be reimbursed 
up to fifty percent of the cost of such a project. 

Under the provisions of the Hatch Act (G. L. Ch. 131, Section 40) the 
Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing when an individual or 
party wishes to fill or dredge wetlands bordering on inland waters. 



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DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION 

[Ordinances of 1969, Chapter 2] 

The Commission consists of fifteen Commissioners appointed by the 
Mayor, subject to the confirmation of City Council. 

The Development and Industrial Commission conducts research into 
industrial conditions, investigates and assists in the establishment of 
educational, commercial, and industrial projects, including projects in- 
volving private enterprise, for the purpose of expanding or strengthening 
the local economy, and seeks to coordinate the activation of unofficial 
bodies organized for said purposes, and may advertise, prepare, print, and 
distribute books, maps, charts, and pamphlets to further the purposes for 
which it is established. 

George Seybolt, Chairman Term ends in 1974 

Thomas E. Leggat, Vice-Chairman Term ends in 1974 

Kenneth Guscott Term ends in 1973 

Donald Sneed, Jr. Term ends in 1973 

R. John Griefen Term ends in 1972 

Matthew McGrath Term ends in 1972 

C. Vincent Vappi Term ends in 1972 

Thomas J. Flatley Term ends in 1971 

Francis B. Gummere Term ends in 1971 

Richard H. Hallett Term ends in 1970 

Irving W. Janock Term ends in 1971 

Gerald W. Bush, Director To serve at pleasure of the Mayor 



COORDINATING COUNCIL ON DRUG ABUSE 

[ordinances of 1969, chapter 17] 

The Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse is a 21-member Board ap- 
pointed by the Mayor for terms coterminous with the Mayor. Its duties 
are "to coordinate to the fullest possible extent the work of all public 
and private agencies dealing with drug abuse, to effect an ongoing dialogue 
and exchange of views between such agencies; to conduct, either inde- 
pendently or in conjunction with the school committee of the city, such 
drug education programs as said council deems advisable; to conduct 
studies, investigations, and research into the source and use of harmful 
drugs and narcotic drugs ; to pursue a course of action that all laws govern- 
ing the sale, possession, and use of both harmful and narcotic drugs are 
duly enforced; and by the use of such media of communication as said 
council shall from time to time deem appropriate, keep the inhabitants 
of the city informed respecting the use of both harmful and narcotic 
drugs." 



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Gordon A. Martin, Chairman 

John Bartholomew Clarence (Jeep) Jones 

Sherrille Beverly William Kearney 

Cesar A. Coloma Dr. Stanley Klein 

Joseph Daly Dr. David C. Lewis 

Dr. Mary Jane England Capt. Daniel MacDonaldJ 

Victor Feliciano Nathaniel Wade 

Dr. Jonathon Fine* Thomas McAuldtfe 

John A. FiSKEf Commissioner Joseph McBrine 

Marion Freedman Roeert Remick 

Sister Margaret Gorman Ciriaco Tordiglione 



COMMISSION ON MENTAL RETARDATION 

[Ordinances of 1970, Chapter 1] 

The Commission on Mental Retardation shall coordinate the work 
of public and private agencies dealing with the problems of children 
who are mentally retarded, and assist retarded children in any manner. 

Sophie M. Gallagher § 

Pauline M. Sprague§ 

Vincent P. Connors § 

domenick s. pasciucco§ 

Lorraine Sullivan § 

roeert briggs§ 

Daphna Krouk§ 

Daniel E. Needham, designee of Parks and Recreation Commissioner. 

BOSTON INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT 
FINANCING AUTHORITY 

[General Laws Chapter 40D, Section 3] 
The Industrial Development Financing Authority is designed to 
attract new industry to Boston or substantially expand industry existing 
in the city through industrial development projects financed through 
the Boston Industrial Development Financing Authority. 



Robert M. Weinberg Term ends 

David W. Davis Term ends 

William H. O'Leary Term ends 

Matthew L. McGrath Term ends 



in 1977 
in 1976 
in 1975 
in 1974 



Lawrence A. Bianchi Term ends in 1973 

*Designee of Commissioner of Health and Hospitals 
fDesignee of Corporation Counsel 
JDesignee of Police Commissioner 

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



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BOSTON FINANCE COMMISSION 

Office, Room 820, 3 Center Plaza 
[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 

Ralph I. Fine, Chairman 
Thomas J. Murphy, Executive Secretary 

COMMISSIONERS 

Henry B. Wynn Term ends in 1976 

Ralph I. Fine Term ends in 1977 

Joseph P. McNamara Term ends in 1973 

Frederick R. H. Witherby Term ends in 1974 

William A. Davis, Jr. Term ends in 1975 

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

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

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



LICENSING BOARD 

Office, Room 240, City Hall 
[Stat. 1906, Chap. 291; Stat. 1909, Chap. 423; Stat. 1918, Chap. 259, 
Stat. 1921, Chap. 59; Stat. 1922, Chaps. 392 and 485; Stat. 1926, 
Chap. 299; Stat. 1933, Chaps. 97, 284 and 376 (Chap. 376 is now 
the new Chap. 138 of the General Laws); General Laws, Chap. 140, 
§§ 2 and 202.] 

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



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OFFICIALS 

Charles L. Byrne, Chairman 
Edwin J. Thomas, Secretary 

THE BOARD 

Charles L. Byrne Term ends in 1978 

Clarence B. Elam Term ends in 1974 

William F. Arrigal Term ends in 1976 

The Licensing Board for the City of Boston was established by Statutes 
of 1906, Chapter 291. It consists of three members appointed by the 
Governor, with the advice and consent of the Council. They must be 
citizens of Boston who have resided in Boston for at least two years pre- 
ceding the date of their appointment. The two principal political parties 
must be represented on the Board and the term of the members is fixed 
at six years after the first appointment, which was for six, four, and two 
years. The Board was created to exercise all the powers and perform all 
the duties conferred upon the Board of Police of the City of Boston rela- 
tive to intoxicating liquors (now called alcoholic beverages), innholders, 
common victuallers, billiard and pool tables, sippio tables, bowling alleys, 
intelligence offices, and picnic groves. 

By Statutes of 1909, Chapter 423, the Board was given the right to issue 
licenses to "Sunday dealers in ice cream, or confectionery, or soda water 
or fruit." (Bepealed, see c. 616 Acts of 1962.) 

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

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

By Statutes of 1926, Chapter 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 organ- 
izations which dispense food and beverages on their premises, to their 
stockholders 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 li- 
censes to common victuallers, innholders, taverns, clubs and retail drug- 
gist 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 li- 
cense 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 appli- 
cations in a designated representative district. 



121 

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 Industries of the 
Commonwealth. 

By Statutes of 1969, Chapter 59, Sections 41 to 46, inclusive of Chapter 
140 of the General Laws was repealed; and in Section 202 of said Chapter 
140, the words "keepers of intelligence offices" to be stricken out. 

By Statutes of 1971, Chapter 486, the Licensing Board for the City 
of Boston was designated as the "Local Licensing Authority" under the 
provisions of said chapter (beano bill). 

TRUSTEES OF CHARITABLE DONATIONS FOR 
INHABITANTS OF BOSTON 



Terms Ending May 1, 1972 
James Demos Kakridas Walter Ollen 

Terms Ending May 1, 1973 
Anna De Fronzo Frank Manning 

Henry M. Guenthner Paul V. McCaffrey 

Terms Ending May 1, 1974 
Melnea Cass James Ellis 

Katharine E. Driscoll Ida Mae Kahn 

Terms Ending May 1, 1975 
Bev. Michael E. Haynes Bev. William B. McClain 

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 members of the corporation also constitute the Trustees of 
John Boylston's Charitable Donations. The total amount of the 18 
permanent charity funds in the custody of the corporation on Decem- 
ber 31, 1970, was $1,062,275.74, the annual income from which ($50,035.78 
in 1969) is distributed in accordance with the terms of the donations. 

THE FRANKLIN FOUNDATION 

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

Members of the corporation of the franklin foundation 
John A. Lunn, President 
Georges F. Doriot, Vice-President 
Noel Morss, Vice-President and Secretary 
Charles E. Cotting, Treasurer 



122 

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

Rev. Rhys Williams, Congregational Minister (ex officio) 

Rev. Robert W. Golledge, Episcopalian Minister (ex officio) 

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

P. Kendall, 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 is incorporated under Chapter 569 of the Acts 
of 1908, a board of citizens being named therein to act for the City in 
the control of the Franklin Fund and in maintaining the Franklin Insti- 
tute 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 
let out on interest in the manner above directed for another hundred 
years ... At the end of this second Term, if no unfortunate acci- 
dent has prevented the operation the sum will be Four millions and Sixty- 
one thousand Pounds Sterling, of which I leave one Million sixty-one 
Thousand Pounds to the Disposition of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Boston, and Three 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 Jan- 
uary 17, 1894, by direction of the three ministers and the Board of Alder- 
men of the City, which board claimed to be the successors of the "Select- 
men", $329,300.48 ({% J of the fund) was paid to the City Treasurer, 
for "the purchase of land and the erection thereon of the Franklin In- 
stitute of Boston and for the equipment of the same." Owing to a series of 
complications the money remained in the custody of the Treasurer. 
Mayor Collins, in 1902, caused a petition of the City to be filed in the 
Supreme Judicial Court, praying for instructions as to the authority of 
the persons then acting as Managers of the fund. The Court rendered 



123 

an opinion November 25, 1903 (184 Mass. 373) to the effect that the 
three ministers were Managers of the fund under Franklin's will, but 
that the Aldermen did not succeed the "Selectmen" as Managers and 
had no powers with reference to it. The Court, under its general power 
to care for public charitable funds, appointed, on March 16, 1904, nine 
Managers to take the place of the "Selectmen" and provided in the 
decree of the Court, that the Mayor of Boston should be one, ex officio. 
Successors to the other eight are appointed by the Court. In 1908 the 
Franklin Fund Managers were incorporated as The Franklin Foundation by 
the special act already referred to which was clarified by amendments 
in 1927 and 1953. In 1931 the Court held the incorporation to be con- 
stitutional, since it did not change the composition or duties with respect 
to the Franklin Fund of the Board of Managers, and answered various 
questions which had been raised (276 Mass. 549). 

On December 2, 1905, the City Treasurer received from Mr. Andrew 
Carnegie $408,396.48, said sum being equal to the amount of the ex- 
pendable portion of the Franklin Fund in August, 1904, which Mr. Car- 
negie 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 
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 ($707,289 for the fiscal 
year 1971), and income from the previously mentioned funds (i.e., the 
Andrew Carnegie donation and the Storrow bequest). The Franklin Union 
Building contains eleven classrooms, four drafting rooms, two shops, and 
eight laboratories. There is also an auditorium with a seating capacity 
of 927. 

A second building, acquired in 1960 at 4 Appleton Street, contains four 
classrooms, two laboratories, one shop, and two offices. A third building, 
acquired in 1965 at 439-441 Tremont Street, contains five classrooms, 
four laboratories, one shop, and three offices. Five hundred adult students 
received instruction at evening sessions and seven hundred in day courses 
during the school year of 1971. 

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



124 
GEORGE ROBERT WHITE FUND 

Office, City Hall Room 620 
Trustees, 1973 

Kevin H. White, Mayor, Chairman 

Patrick F. McDonough, President, Boston City Council 

John F. FitzPatrigk, City Auditor 

John F. Collins, President, Boston Chamber of Commerce 

James P. Lynch, Jr., President, Boston Bar Association 

James J. Walsh, Manager 
Robert J. Ryan, Assistant Manager 

The late George Robert White, who died in Boston, January 27, 1922, 
left the residue of his estate to the City of Boston to be held as a per- 
manent charitable trust fund, "the net income only to be used for creating 
works of public utility and beauty, for the use and enjoyment of the 
inhabitants of the City of Boston." 

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

At a meeting of the Trustees held on Tuesday, April 5, 1938, it was 
unanimously voted that the services of a paid Manager be engaged. In 
accordance with this vote the custody care, control and management of 
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 disburse- 
ments 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 demands rendered against the Fund, together 
with the approval of all expenditures and the auditing of all accounts, 
rests with the City Auditor. 

Health Units have been provided at Baldwin Place and North Margin 
Street in the North End, at Paris and Emmons Streets, East Boston, at 
Dorchester and West Fourth Streets, South Boston, at Blue Hill Avenue 
and Savin Street, Roxbury, at High and Elm Streets, Charlestown, at 
Blossom and Parkman Streets, West End, at Whittier and Hampshire 
Streets, Roxbury, at Central Avenue, Hyde Park, and at Blue Hill Avenue 
and Harvard Street, Dorchester, in the hope of being able, by proper 
instruction, to better the living and health conditions of the communities 
in the congested districts. 

A Prado has been established at Hanover and Unity streets in the 
North End, to provide an open air space for the residents of the North 
End. In 1935, the Trustees voted to change the name of the Prado to 
Paul Revere Mall. 

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



125 

In the summer of 1936 the Trustees voted to have thirteen memorial 
bronze tablets fabricated and placed in the walls of the Paul Revere Mall 
in the North End. The inscriptions to be placed on these tablets in- 
volved considerable research work and as a consequence these tablets 
were not completed until the summer of 1940. This was done as an im- 
provement to the Mall. 

On January 27, 1940, the Trustees voted to purchase an equestrian 
statue of Paul Revere — made by Cyrus E. Dallin, sculptor — to be 
placed in the Paul Revere Mall in the North End, as an addition and 
further improvement in accordance with provision of the will. 

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

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

Pitts and Hale Streets, in the West End 
London and Decatur Streets, in East Boston 
Troy and Rochester Streets, in the South End 
King and Roxbury Streets, in Roxbury 
This chain of play spaces consists of the most modern architecture: 
wading pools, play-yard equipment, concrete seats, concrete sandboxes, 
etc., and is a great asset to the City. 

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

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

Charlestown 
Schoolboy Stadium in Franklin Park 
War Memorial Center in the Fens 
Swimming Pool, Diving Pool and Locker Building, Commercial 

street, North End Park 
War Memorial Veterans Section, Mt. Hope Cemetery 

BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Office, 230 Congress Street 

{Gen. Laws, Chap. 121, Sees. 261 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 

Julius Bernstein, Chairman Term ends in 1973 

Doris Bunte, Secretary Term ends in 1975 

Jacob I. Brier, Member Term ends in 1972 

Dominick S. Pasciuccio, Member Term ends in 1976 



126 

Appointed by the Commissioner, Department of Commerce 

and Development 

John P. Connolly, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer Term ends in 1973 

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

Five members of the Authority, each appointed for a term of five years, 
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 Ellen 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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Development Program 



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48 E 


96 E 


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Total 

Scheduled Construction Winter and Early Spring 

2-53 St. Botolph 

2-57 Dorchester 

2-58 West Newton 

2-60 Model Cities 

Total 

Under Planning and Consideration 

SUMMARY 

Total Under Construction 

Total Schedule Construction Winter and Early Spring 

Total Under Planning and Consideration 

Development Program Total 2,781 

E Designed for Elderly 
F Designed for Family 

BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 

Office, City Hall, Room 900 

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

Appointed by Mayor with Approval of City Council 

Robert L. Farrell, Chairman Term ends in 1974 

Patrick J. Bocanfuso, Vice Chairman Term ends in 1973 

James G. Colbert, Treasurer Term ends in 1972 

Joseph J. Walsh Term ends in 1971 

Appointed by Massachusetts Department of Community Affairs 

Paul J. Burns, Assistant Treasurer Term ends in 1975 

Robert T. Kenney, Director 

Kane Simonian, Secretary and Executive Director 



131 

The Boston Redevelopment Authority, established in accordance with 
General Laws, Chapter 121B, has the sole responsibility for urban renewal 
activities in the City of Boston. 

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

Under the provisions of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, the 
Federal Housing and 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 financ- 
ing 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. 

Chapter 121B of the General Laws provides authority for local com- 
munities 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 was merged into one agency, the Boston 
Redevelopment Authority. 

A brief description of major renewal projects approved by the Authority 
as of December 31, 1971, and a summary of planning activities follow. 

Campus High School, UR Mass. R-129. The 129-acre Campus High 
School Project, located in the Model Cities area of Roxbury, received 
federal approval for early land acquisition in September, 1969. Planning 
studies have been completed for the area and the urban renewal plan 
submitted to the United States Department of Housing and Urban De- 
velopment. The project is the site for a 5,000-student, city-wide Second- 
ary Education Complex, now under construction on thirty-five acres of the 
project area, that will include a Center for Education in Performing and 
Visual Arts, a Center for Physical Education and Recreation, a public 
concourse, parking, and a community center. An elementary school is 
also planned. The Lower Roxbury Community Corporation plans to 
build more than 300 units of housing for low- and moderate-income families, 
and another 250 units are proposed. The Massachusetts Department of 
Public Works has cleared an adjacent area of twenty-two acres to provide 
for the construction of the Inner Belt and Southwest Expressway. Activi- 
ties have been suspended since 1970, however, under the Governor's state 
highway moratorium and restudy. 

Central Business District Projects. The original Central Business Dis- 
trict Project, encompassing 245 acres, received early land acquisition 
approval from the federal government in August, 1966, but did not receive 
final approval and funding. Three smaller projects, however, including 
land that had been acquired through early land acquisition, have been 
designated renewal areas : 



132 

1. In School-Franklin (UR Mass. R-82A), a nine-acre project, con- 
struction was completed in 1970 of the new Woolworth's department 
store with adjoining 900-car parking garage, the Boston Company Build- 
ing, and the Sack Pi-Alley Theater-Coffman parking garage complex. 
The Boston Five Cents Savings Bank and the renovation of Old City Hall 
for office and commercial use were completed in 1972. In addition, School 
Street will be aligned with Milk Street, creating a triangular piece of land 
that will be converted to a small park. Franklin Street has been relocated, 
a new entrance to the Washington Street MBTA built, and Filene's has 
undertaken a major addition at Franklin and Washington Streets, ad- 
jacent to the project area. A new Shoppers Park will be developed be- 
tween Filene's and the relocated end of Franklin Street when the depart- 
ment store's new building is completed in 1973. 

2. Boylston-Essex (UR Mass. R-82B), primarily a street realignment 
project (six-tenths of an acre), includes a new Essex MBTA station, 
alignment of Boylston Street to meet Essex, and a proposed small com- 
mercial building for the newly created land at that corner. 

3. South Station (UR Mass. R-82C) will be the site for a Trans- 
portation Center and major office tower, plus traffic improvements and 
a moving sidewalk that will extend up Summer Street to the retail core. 
The 82-acre project received federal approval in June, 1971. 

4. Park Plaza. Lack of federal funds for downtown renewal and an 
awareness that private development was imminent led to the creation 
in 1971 of the nonfederally funded Park Plaza Project in the Park Square 
area of the central business district. The 35-acre project will include 
residential, hotel, commercial, entertainment, office, and parking uses. 
The Boston City Council approved Park Plaza in December, 1971, and 
the BRA is presently awaiting state approval of the project. Planning 
for the future of the entire downtown regional core, including Back Bay, 
is also being conducted by the BRA staff. 

Charlestown, UR Mass. R-55. The 520-acre Charlestown project was 
approved by the federal government in 1965. Its main emphasis has been 
rehabilitation of existing structures and improvement of public facilities 
to strengthen the residential character of this historic section of Boston. 
Some 1,180 housing units have been rehabilitated, with 350 more under 
way or planned. Charles-New-Town, 262 units of low- and moderate- 
income housing located between Medford Street and the Little Mystic 
Channel, was completed in 1971, and Mishawum Park, 337 units, is 
planned between Main Street and New Rutherford Avenue. Ninety-six 
units of housing for the elderly are being built through the federal Turnkey 
Program, and the Thompson Triangle is being rehabilitated through a 
federal rehabilitation loan. Thirty-six single- and two-family homes are 
completed or under way, with another nine planned. The Charlestown 
branch library and Sullivan Square fire station have been completed, and 
the Kent Elementary School and Bunker Hill Community College (in 
the vicinity of the former State Prison) are both under construction. A 
shopping center is planned at Thompson Square, pending completion of 
New Rutherford Avenue. Over $5 million has been spent to date on new 
streets, storm and sanitary sewers, and street lighting. Construction of 



133 

the new MBTA line beneath Interstate 93 is more than 50 percent com- 
plete and is expected to be in operation in 1973, making possible the 
demolition of the existing elevated structure. 

Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall, UR Mass. R-77. Approved in 
August, 1964, the 104-acre Waterfront Project is intended to provide 
housing and recreational activities, to preserve historic structures, and to 
open the city to the sea once again. The New England Aquarium on 
Central Wharf, opened in 1968, enjoys wide popularity and has been 
cited for its innovative design. Two of three Harbor Towers planned, 
each with 312 luxury apartments, were opened for occupancy in 1971, 
and the adjacent garage for 1,500 cars is in construction. Rehabilitation 
and conversion of a number of structures is under way or planned, in- 
cluding the Custom House Block on Long Wharf, Commercial Wharf 
South, Lewis Wharf, and former commercial structures on Fulton and 
Commercial Streets, for an estimated total of some 300 apartments. 
Another 750 units are proposed. A 450-room motel is planned for Long 
Wharf, and office buildings are slated for Clinton Street and the corner 
of State Street and Atlantic Avenue. Relocation of Atlantic Avenue is 
under way. A major development in the Waterfront is the Faneuil 
Markets Restoration Project, which will create a vital and exciting area 
of retail, entertainment, restaurant, and office activity along North and 
South Market Streets. The neighboring Blackstone Block and Merchants 
Row buildings are also undergoing rehabilitation as office and commercial 
space. Most of the wholesale fruit and produce firms have moved to the 
new terminal in Chelsea, the wholesale meat and poultry dealers to the 
South Bay and Newmarket centers, and the fish and lobster dealers to 
Northern Avenue in South Boston. Approximately $4 million of new 
storm and sanitary sewers have been installed, with additional improve- 
ments planned as development progresses. 

Fenway, UR Mass. R-115. The 507-acre Fenway Project, approved in 
March, 1967, contains residential, institutional, and recreational uses and 
has a high concentration of both elderly and student residents. The 
Christian Science Church has completed 50 percent of the construction on 
its 31-acre Church Center on Huntington Avenue, which includes an 
administration tower, Sunday School, underground parking garage, and 
reflecting pool and plaza. Several parcels of church-owned land on the 
periphery are intended for low-, moderate-, and middle-income housing, 
including the 508-unit Church Park development on Massachusetts 
Avenue, scheduled for occupancy in late 1972. Additional housing is 
planned along Huntington Avenue, nsar the recently completed Colonnade 
Hotel. Housing for the elderly is of major concern in the Fenway, and the 
Episcopal City Mission recently began "Morville House," which will 
contain 147 apartments for elderly persons. Residential rehabilitation has 
also been stressed, and nearly 1,200 apartments have been rehabilitated. 
A major residential, office, and commercial complex for the corner of 
Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston Street is also being studied. Con- 
siderable project improvements, including streets, lighting, sewer, and 
water line improvements are ongoing within the project and will ultimately 
cost some $3.5 million to complete. Two tot lots in the Fens Parkland were 



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completed several years ago as well. Institutional development by uni- 
versities, hospitals, and cultural institutions in the Fenway has helped the 
city financially; the Fenway financing plan provides for a pooling credit 
of $6.9 million from institutional expenditures under Section 112 of the 
National Housing Act, which allows the application of these credits to the 
city's share of the financing of other renewal projects. 

Government Center, UR Mass. R-35. The plan for the sixty-acre Gov- 
ernment Center, approved in July, 1964, has received wide acclaim for its 
high level of design. Now more than 90 percent complete, it represents 
nearly $300 million in public and private investment. The award-winning 
New City Hall, the focal point of the project, was completed in 1968, and 
the seven-acre City Hall Plaza surrounding it is nearly complete, with 
construction of the Washington Mall section of the plaza scheduled to 
begin this spring. The Government Center MBTA station was completed 
several years ago, and new stations have also been built at Bowdoin and 
Haymarket. Pemberton Square, next to the Suffolk County Court House, 
has also been redesigned as a pedestrian area. Numerous government and 
private office facilities have been constructed, including the John F. 
Kennedy Federal Office Building, the Center Plaza Office Building, and 
the New England Merchants National Bank. The Government Center 
parking garage and bus terminal, between Sudbury and New Chardon 
Streets, was recently completed and accommodates 1,865 cars. Adjacent 
on Sudbury Street is the new District One Police Station, and on the site 
of the Mayhew School the Capitol Bank is building a five-story structure 
to house office and commercial space. Near Bowdoin Square, a new post 
office-office building, headquarters for RKO-General, the Jewish Family 
and Children's Service Center, and the Bulfinch Place Office Building are 
complete, as are two of the three sections of the State Service Center — 
the Division of Employment Security and the Mental Health Center. 
The third section, the Health, Education, and Welfare tower, is awaiting 
state approval of construction funds. In the neighborhood of City Hall, 
the Sears Block and Crescent have been rehabilitated, the City Bank and 
Trust Company has built a new building, and One Washington Mall is 
also complete. Construction remaining in Government Center includes an 
office tower at State and Congress Streets and development of Parcel 7 
along New Congress Street. 

Neiu 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 ten new commercial buildings have been 
erected at a cost of $10,300,000. 

North Harvard Street, UR Mass. R-bk. The 6.6-acre North Harvard 
Street Project in Allston, approved by the federal government in 1966, was 
completed and occupied in 1971. It is the location of the 212-unit Charles- 
view Apartments development for low- and moderate-income families, 
which includes parking, a day care center, health clinic, and commercial 



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space. It is the end result of the efforts of the Committee for North 
Harvard, Inc., a group of concerned residents in the Allston-Brightcn 
neighborhood who joined together to form a limited dividend corporation, 
under Chapter 121 A of the General Laws, to develop the area cleared by 
the Authority in 1969. 

St. Botolph Street, UR Mass. R-lb8. This 1.1-acre single-purpose project 
was approved by the federal government in May, 1971, as the location for 
147 units of housing for the elderly to be built by the Boston Housing 
Authority under the federal Turnkey Program. Adjacent to the Fenway 
Project, the housing is expected to be available for occupancy in 1973 and 
will help alleviate the great need for elderly housing in this area. 

South Com, UR Mass. R-92. The 96-acre South Cove Project contains 
a variety of uses: residential, institutional, commercial, and entertainment. 
Its renewal plan was approved by the federal government in April, 1966. 
Tai Tung Village and Mass. Pike Towers, totaling 414 units of housing for 
low- and moderate-income families, are under construction, and seventy- 
three units of housing for the elderly are planned on Tremont Street. 
Another 600 housing units are proposed. Residential rehabilitation has 
affected 150 housing units, and a small retail and apartment complex has 
been constructed in the Bay Village section. In addition, extensive street 
relocation, sewer and water improvements, street lighting, and tree planting 
have been accomplished and are still under way, with more than $1 million 
spent to date. Extension of the MBTA tunnel for the Forest Hills-Everett 
line to a point south of the Turnpike Extension is expected to be completed 
in 1972. South Cove has a new fire station, dedicated in 1971, and a 
temporary YMCA recreation facility has helped alleviate the area's lack 
of such space. The 57 Carver Street hotel-garage-retail-theater complex 
was completed in 1971, and several other retail and parking facilities are 
being discussed. Tufts-New England Medical Center has under construc- 
tion its Health Services Building, Dental Health Services Building, and a 
parking garage, and Don Bosco Technical High School has begun its first 
stage of expansion. The new Quincy School is being planned by various 
community groups with the BRA and the city's Public Facilities Depart- 
ment. South Cove institutional expenditures have provided the city with 
$4 million in Section 112 credits. 

South End, UR Mass. R-56. The 606-acre South End Project, ap- 
proved by the federal government in November, 1965, is the largest 
residential renewal project in the nation. Both rehabilitation and new 
construction have taken place, as well as an upgrading of public facilities. 
More than 1,800 new housing units for low- and moderate-income families 
and the elderly are complete or under construction, and another 1,000 are 
planned. In addition, 1,560 apartments have been rehabilitated, and 570 
are under way or planned, including several tenant-developed projects. 
The South End Branch Library is complete, and playgrounds and parks 
completed include Carter Playground, James Hayes Park, and Eight 
Streets Playground. Two others, the Rotch and Derby Playgrounds, are 
planned. To date, more than $3 million has been spent to provide new 
streets, sidewalks, lighting, storm and sanitary sewers, playgrounds, and 
parks for the project. Another $6 million will be spent to complete these 



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improvements within the next three years. The South End Center for the 
Arts is operating in the Cyclorama building and other neighboring struc- 
tures vacated by the wholesale flower market, which has moved to new 
facilities on Harrison Avenue, also in the project area. City Hospital and 
Boston University Medical Center are rehabilitating and expanding their 
facilities, and United South End Settlements has plans to build a neighbor- 
hood center, Harriet Tubman House. Several elementary schools are 
planned, plus an intermediate school library. 

Washington Park, UR Mass. R-24. Renewal activities in the 502-acre 
Washington Park Project are nearing completion, with several housing and 
commercial developments and major street work remaining to be done. 
The renewal plan, approved in April, 1963, places major emphasis on 
housing, both rehabilitation and new construction. More than 4,480 
dwelling units have been rehabilitated, and construction of some 1,550 
new units is complete or under way. Another 200 housing units are pro- 
posed. Numerous community facilities have been built, including a new 
YMCA and addition, the Roxbury Chapter of the Boys' Clubs of Boston, a 
neighborhood shopping center, Washington Park Community Park (with 
MDC skating rink and swimming pool, outdoor playing fields and recrea- 
tional areas, and an indoor recreation and community center), five parks 
and playgrounds, the Trotter Elementary School, Grove Hall branch 
library, Roxbury Civic Center Court House and Police Station, and several 
churches. Still planned are the Civic Center Library, three elementary 
schools, the Roxbury Ecumenical Center, a Comprehensive Community 
Health Center, and a small industrial development. More than $12 million 
will be spent to complete the program of providing new streets, sidewalks, 
sewer and storm drains, street lighting, parks, playgrounds, and water 
lines. This work is more than 75 percent complete and should be finished 
within the next two years. 

West End, UR Mass. 2-3. The 47-acre West End Project received 
federal approval in January, 1958. Charles River Park, Inc., the principal 
developers of the project, received approval in 1971 of their final plans for 
the last phase of new construction in the project area. This will consist of 
two 35-story apartment towers with 710 dwelling units, an eleven-story 
building to provide 150 apartments for the elderly, a 10-story office build- 
ing, and an underground garage for 1,200 cars. Construction is scheduled 
to start in 1972 and to be completed in 1974. Six luxury apartment towers 
containing 1,426 units have been built in the West End, plus a shopping 
center with parking garage on Charles Street, a 300-room motel, parking 
garages for 1,500 cars, a ten-story office building, the West End branch 
library, a nursery school, the Shriners Hospital Burns Institute, the 
Retina Foundation Research Center, the Regina Cleri home for retired 
Catholic priests, and Temple Beth Amedrish Agudal Beth Jacob. 

Whitney Street. In 1966 the Authority approved the application of 
Back Bay Manor Apartments, Inc., to develop the third and last two-acre 
parcel in the city-financed Whitney Street Project area. Construction was 
completed in 1969 on a twenty-story building containing 288 apartments 
and a three-level, 267-car parking facility. 

Limited Dividend Projects — M.G.L., Chapter 121 A. With the enact- 
ment of Chapter 652 of the Acts of 1960 the Authority was given the power 
to approve applications for the formation of limited dividend corporations 



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and the development of projects pursuant to General Laws, Chapter 121A, 
legislation written initially to insure stable taxes for the Prudential Center 
development. Since that time twenty-eight such corporations have been 
approved by the Authority and the Mayor following a public hearing for 
each application. These corporations have in the past eleven years under- 
taken more than $350 million of new construction, both within and outside 
federally funded renewal projects, including, in addition to the Prudential, 
4,590 housing units, One Beacon Street, the Christian Science Center, and 
the South Bay Food Market for meat and poultry dealers. 

The BRA as the city's planning agency is responsible for city-wide 
comprehensive planning, urban renewal and special planning studies, trans- 
portation planning, historic preservation, and zoning. Planning activities 
in most urban renewal projects have been completed, but planning staff 
provide necessary assistance to other staff and community groups as 
required. The District Planning Program, initiated in 1968, is designed to 
improve planning services to all of the city's neighborhoods by developing, 
with extensive community participation, a comprehensive planning pro- 
gram for each of the planning districts. All sections of the city have 
received assistance from the District Planning Program, with major efforts 
to date in East Boston, Dorchester, and Allston-Brighton. District Plan- 
ning staff have also worked with community groups and other Authority 
staff in making applications for Neighborhood Development Program 
funds from the federal government. City-wide studies of housing, open 
space and recreation, industrial development, institutional expansion, and 
transportation policy have also been undertaken by Planning staff. The 
Transportation Planning Section carries out planning studies pertaining 
to traffic, parking, public transportation, and intercity transportation 
issues. Staff activities include participation in the Boston Transportation 
Planning Review, formulation of state and federally funded TOPICS 
programs, and work with the MBTA to improve the quality of public 
transportation in the city. Under a HUD grant the Historic Preservation 
staff is developing a comprehensive program for the preservation of historic 
buildings and landmarks in the city. The primary function of the Zoning 
staff is to review and make recommendations on petitions for conditional 
use permits, variances, and exceptions that come before the Board of 
Appeal, and amendments to the Zoning Code and Zoning Maps that come 
before the Zoning Commission. 

A major adjunct to the Authority's planning capabilities is the Research 
Department, established several years ago to evaluate the economic 
impact of urban renewal on the city and formulate programs of action for 
the future. The early focus centered on information useful for planning, 
including studies of population and income, the city's expanding economy, 
and property values before and after renewal in several renewal projects, 
plus analyses of data from the 1970 Federal Census of Population and 
Housing. Information management systems have been established for 
the development and rehabilitation activities of the BBA. Strategies are 
now being formulated for fiscal planning, housing and community, develop- 
ment, economic and manpower development, and population and income 
goals for the city. 



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BACK BAY ABCHITECTUBAL COMMISSION 
[Chap. 625 — Acts of 1966] 

MEMBER 

Lawrence T. Perera Dec. 31, 1973 

Arthur P. Wilcox Dec. 31, 1974 

Pietro Belluschi Dec. 31, 1974 

Clifford DeBaun Dec. 31, 1971 

Mary Crozier Dec. 31, 1972 

ALTERNATE 

Donald F. Winter Dec. 31, 1973 

Jean-Paul Carlhian Dec. 31, 1974 

Walter K. Winchester Dec. 31, 1974 

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

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

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

Mace Wenniger — Boston Bedevelopment Authority 
The Back Bay Besidential 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 side line 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 street 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 hue of Massachusetts avenue; and 
southerly by the northerly side line of Newbury street. 
In general, no building permit can be issued by the Building Commis- 
sioner in the District for construction, reconstruction, alteration or demo- 
lition unless: 

(1) the Secretary certifies on the building 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. 



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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 shall 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 Building 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 a& 
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. 

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. 



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AUDITORIUM COMMISSION 

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

OFFICIALS 

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

THE BOARD 



Members 


Nominated by 


Term ending 


Robert C. Nordblom 

Bertram A. Druker 


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


May 1, 1971 
May 1, 1977 
May 1, 1973 
May 1, 1974 
May 1, 1975 


William H. O'Leary 

Richard W. Barger 


Mayor's Selection 


Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce .... 



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 Beal Estate Board, one commissioner from 
three candidates nominated by the Greater Boston Chamber of Com- 
merce, and two commissioners selected at large by the Mayor. As the 
term of any commissioner expires, his successor shall be appointed in like 
manner as such commissioner for a term of five years. Vacancies in the 
board shall be filled in the same manner for the unexpired term. The 
commissioners serve without compensation but are to be reimbursed for 
their traveling and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance 
of their duties. 

The commission 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. 



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FREEDOM TRAIL COMMISSION 

[Stat. 1965, Chap. 625.] 

OFFICIALS 

Richard A. Berenson, Chairman 
Joseph F. Casazza, Vice Chairman 
Robert P. Mehegan, Secretary 



Members 


Nominated by 


Term ending 


Richard A. Berenson 


Freedom Trail Foundation, Inc 


Jan. 3, 1972 


Joseph F. Casazza 


Mayor's Selection 


Jan. 3, 1972 


Andrew C. Hyde 


Mayor's Selection 


Jan. 3, 1972 


Joseph E. Curtis 


Mayor's Selection 

Freedom Trail Foundation, Inc 


Jan. 5, 1976 
Jan. 3, 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. 

GOVERNMENT CENTER COMMISSION 

City Hall, Room 609 

[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 
Lawrence W. Costello, Acting Secretary 

THE BOARD 



Members 



Nominated by 



Term ending 



Robert M. Morgan . 



Fred M. Ramsey. . . 
Frank W. Crimp . . . 
Edward T. Sullivan. 
John P. McMorrow . 

Joseph F. Casazza . . 



Mayor's selection 

Associated General Contractors of Mas- 
sachusetts, Inc , 

Building Trades Council of Boston and 

Vicinity 

The Boston Society of Architects 

Director of Administrative Services, ex 
officio 

Appointed by Mayor. See Stat. 1960, 
Chap. 652, Sec. 12 

Commissioner of Public Works, ex officio . . . 



at pleasure 
of Mayor 



Until the completion of the construction of a new city hall. 



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

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

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 Bedevelopment 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. 



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CITY OF BOSTON EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION 

Room 34, City Hall 
[Gen. Laws, Chap. 171.] 

Officers 

James M. Dever, President 

Eugene J. Ferris, First Vice-President 

Gene DiBenedetto, Second Vice-President 

Roy E. Covell, Treasurer 

Peter J. DeRosa, Assistant Treasurer 

Edwin C. Estey, Clerk 

Directors 

Mary E. Byrne James W. Hunt, Jr. 

Marguerite Connaughton James J. Hyde 

Charles D. Costello James F. Johnson 

William J. Coughlin Harold T. Kenney 

Thomas F. Flaherty Paul K. Leary 

Thomas B. Francis, Jr. Thomas E. Newcomb 

Thomas W. Gately Francis Wilson 
John P. Hardiman 

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 
the exorbitant rates charged by loan agencies. Approximately 95 percent 
of the borrowers 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 $14,000,268.01 and 
reserves of $388,889.96 with 12,805 members, 8,433 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. 



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BOSTON METROPOLITAN DISTRICT 

73 Tremont Street 
[Stat. 1929, Chap. 383.] 

Trustees Appointed by the Governor 
William C. Hogan, Jr., Chairman, Cambridge, 1971 
John A. Perkins, Boston, 1975 
Robert B. Almy, Jr., Dedham, 1977 
William H. Reardon, Jr., Treasurer, Cohasset, 1973 

Trustee Appointed by Mayor of Boston 
Charles A. Birmingham, Clerk, Newton, 1971 



OLD SOUTH ASSOCIATION IN BOSTON 

[Stat. 1877, Chap. 222, §§ 1, 2.] 

The Mayor, ex officio, Councillors Laurence S. DiCara and Joseph M. 
Tierney, 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 

703 City Hall 
[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. 



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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 habitation, 
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 may be necessary to make and 
keep all places of human habitation fit for such habitation. The com- 
missioner of housing inspection shall also have the powers and perform 
the duties conferred or imposed upon the board of health of the city, or 
the health commissioner of the city, by Sections 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 and 22 
of Chapter 383 of the Acts of 1885, as amended, by Chapter 185 of the 
Acts of 1897, by Chapter 219 of the Acts of 1897, as amended, by Section 
128 of Chapter 550 of the Acts of 1907, as amended, and by Section 116 
or any other provision of the Boston Building Code. It shall further be 
the duty of the commissioner of housing inspection: (1) to receive all 
complaints of violations, in or about places of human habitation, of any 
and all statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations enacted for the preserva- 
tion of health or safety in or about places of human habitation; (2) to refer 
in writing to the building commissioner or the fire commissioner, as the 
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 

204 City Hall 

[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 



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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 purpose of buying or selling of goods, wares or 
merchandise, to bring them into this office to be tested and sealed. After 
giving the said notice, he shall visit the places of business not 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. 



COMMISSION ON AFFAIRS OF THE ELDERLY 

[Established by Ordinances of 1970, Chapter 4] 
Edward C. Dwyer, Commissioner 

ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONERS 

Term Ending 

Mary S. Colbert May 1, 1974 

James C. Spillane May 1, 1973 

Professor Louis Lowy May 1, 1972 

Kenneth Arvedon May 1, 1972 

Frank Manning May 1, 1971 

Edward T. Riley May 1, 1971 

Matthew E. Sullivan May 1, 1973 

Fannie L. Allen May 1, 1972 

William Akers May 1, 1971 

Christopher Kelly May 1, 1974 

The Commission on Affairs of the Elderly 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 
Commission on Affairs of the Elderly 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. 



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MODEL CITY AGENCY 

[Ordinances of 1969, Chapter 16, establishes for a limited time a Model 
City Agency and a Model Neighborhood Board and Defines Their 
Powers and Duties.] 

Paul Parks, Model City Administrator Term ends in 1972 

Samuel Thompson, Deputy Model City Administrator Term ends in 1972 



RENT BOARD 

[Established by Ordinances of 1972, Chapter 19] 

H. Douglas Boyd* Thomas A. Sullivan* 

Leo V. McCusker* Muriel C. Kasdon* 

H. Scott Mellor* 

The Rent Board performs the following functions: 

Receives, investigates, hears, and decides rent increase complaints, 
petitions for reduction in rent, and requests for certificate of eviction for 
the apartments subject to rent control. 

Initiates action to reduce rents where rental levels or housing con- 
ditions so violate community standards as to warrant public action. 

Commences civil actions to recover rent paid in excess of the maximum 
lawful rent. 

Prosecutes violations of the ordinance. 



YOUTH ACTIVITIES COMMISSION 

209 City Hall 

[Chapter 391 of the Acts of 1965.] 

OFFICIALS 

Thomas Heffernan, Chairman 
Paul McCaffrey, Executive Director 

COMMISSIONERS 
John Connelly Term ending May 1, 1972 

Donald F. Taylor, Jr. Term ending May 1, 1973 

William Wimrerly Term ending May 1, 1974 

John A. Walsh, Jr. Term ending May 1, 1975 

Thomas Heffernan Appointee of School Superintendent 

William W. Francis Appointee of Chairman of Youth Service Board 
John Joyce Term ending May 1, 1976 

*For a term expiring on the first Monday of the January following 
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The Youth Activities Commission 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 Division of Youth Service. 

The Commission is responsible for the prevention and control of juve- 
nile delinquency in the City. The principal approach is through the area 
youth work program where approximately twenty-five (25) Area Youth 
Workers are assigned to high delinquency rate areas of the City. 

The Area Youth Worker is working at the street level and is supported 
within the Commission by Counselling, Employment, Community Or- 
ganization, and Recreation and Special Projects planning staffs in a co- 
ordinated and comprehensive effort at dealing with delinquency preven- 
tion and control. Group work and individual contact is stressed in at- 
tempting to guide and direct youths with delinquent tendencies. 

SUFFOLK COUNTY COURT HOUSE 
COMMISSION 

Office, Room 318, New Court House 

[Stat. 1939, Chap. 383.] 

John E. Powers, Chairman, Appointed by the Chief Justice of the 

Supreme Judicial Court 
Angelo R. Musto, Appointed by the Governor 
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 to determine 
their term or terms of service. 

The Commission succeeded to the authority given to the Sheriff of 
Suffolk County over the Suffolk County Court House, in Chapter 525 
of the Acts of 1922, and took over the management and control of the 
Court House upon its completion during 1939, by the Special Commis- 
sion created under Chapter 474 of the Acts of 1935 for providing additional 
accommodations and facilities for the Suffolk County Court House. 

A thirty percent 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 70 percent is paid by the City of Roston. While the Common- 
wealth now pays 30 percent 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 makeup of the Commission in charge, and other than expanding 
its tenancy of state-supported departments on a 24-hour-a-day basis, like 
the State Roard of Probation, Land Court, State Supreme Judicial Court, 
and Recorder of Decisions. 



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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 City 
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 
Executive Assistant — Joseph A. Laurano 



Assistant — Paul V. Buckley Assistant- 
Assistant — Lawrence L. Cameron Assistant- 
Assistant — Alan Chapman Assistant- 
Assistant — Edward T. Crossen Assistant- 
Assistant — Kathleen R. Dacey Assistant- 
Assistant — Stephen R. Delinsky Assistant- 
Assistant — William A. Doherty Assistant- 
Assistant — William J. Doyle Assistant- 
Assistant — David G. Eisenstadt Assistant- 
Assistant — Jerome E. Falbo Assistant- 
Assistant — Newman Flanagan Assistant- 
Assistant — James E. Foley Assistant- 
Assistant — John T. Gaffney Assistant- 
Assistant — Hyman F. Goldman Assistant- 
Assistant — Robert N. Gross Assistant- 
Assistant — Richard A. Hannaway Assistant- 
Assistant — Imelda LaMountain 



-William F. Linnehan 
-John C. Mahoney 
-John A. Maiona 
-John F. McAuld?fe 
-James D. McDaniel 
-Joseph A. McDonough 
-Brian Merrick 
-Angelo Morello 
-Gerald F. Muldoon 
-Thomas J. Mundy, Jr. 
-David J. Murphy 
-Louis M. Nordlinger 
-Paul J. O'Rourke 
-Richard E. Rafferty 
-Thomas F. Reardon 
-Robert Snider 



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SHERIFF AND DEPUTY SHERD7FS 

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— Robert M. Tobin. 

Deputy Sheriffs for Service of Writs — Morton L. Bardfield, Richard 
Berlo, Gerald A. Deluca, Edward V. Handwerk, John Hilson, 
Carter D. Kimbrel, Jr., Hvman Lookner, Joseph Mandell, Paul 
C. McAuliffe, John E. O'Brien, Scott Rose, James Taylor, 
Harry G. Uhlman. Salaried. 

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 1970. 
Term ends first Wednesday in January, 1977. 

The Register is ex officio Assistant Recorder of the Land Court. 
First Assistant Register — Lawrence J. Fallon, Gen. Laws, Chap. 36, 

Sec. 4. 
Second Assistant Register — Edward T. Cady, Gen. Laws, Chap. 36, Sec. 5. 
Third Assistant Register — John W. Barry, Gen. Laws, Chap. 36, Sec. 5. 
Fourth Assistant Register — Vacant , Gen. Laws, Chap. 36, Sec. 5. 

LAND COURT 

Room 408, Old Court House 

Judge — William I. Randall 

Associate Judge — Edward McPartlin 

Associate Judge — Joseph B. Silverio 

Recorder — Margaret M. Daly. Appointed by the Governor with the 
approval of the Council. 

Deputy Recorder — Jeanne M. Maloney. Appointed by the Judge with 
the approval of the Governor and Council. 

Chief Title Examiner — Orrin P. Rosenberg. Appointed by the Judge. 

Title Examiner — J. Frederick Harkins. Appointed by the Judge. 

Title Examiner — Margaret D. Cronin. Appointed by the Judge. 

Title Examiner — Ann-Marie Breuer. Appointed by the Judge. 

Assistant Clerks — Charles W. Trombly, Jr., John Whelton. Ap- 
pointed by the Recorder with the approval of the Judge. 

Deputy Assistant Clerks — Ennio A. Scalzilli, Frank J. Richmond. Ap- 
pointed by the Recorder with the approval of the Judge. 



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COURTS AND COURT OFFICIALS 

Offices in New Court House, Pemberton Square 

SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT 

Chief Justice — G. Joseph Tauro 

Associate Justices — Jacob J. Spiegel, Paul C. Reardon, Francis J. 

Quirico, Robert Braucher, Edward F. Hennessey. 
Clerk for the Commonwealth — Frederick J. Quinlan. Appointed by 

the Court. 
First Assistant Clerk — William M. Cloran. 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. 
Assistant Executive Secretary — Frederic F. Meuse. Appointed by the 

Court. 
Assistant Executive Secretary — John F. Burke. Appointed by the Court. 

SUPERIOR COURT 

Chief Justice — Walter H. McLaughlin 

Associate Justices — Frank J. Donahue, Lewis Goldberg, Felix Forte » 
Eugene A. Hudson, Horace T. Cahill, Frank E. Smith, Charles 
Fahihurst, John H. Meagher, Wilfred J. Paquet, Reuben L. 
Lurie, George E. Thompson, Frank W. Tomasello, August C. 
Tavehia, John W. Coddaire, Jr., James L. Vallely, Robert Sulli- 
van, Francis John Good, David A. Rose, Thomas J. Spring, 
Vincent R. Brogna, Francis L. Lappin, Joseph Ford, Harry 
Kalus, Amedeo V. Sgarzi, Robert H. Beaudreau, Henry H. 
Chemielinski, Jr., Cornelius J. Moynihan, George P. Ponte, 
Joseph K. Collins, Joseph S. Mitchell, Jr., Allan M. Hale, 
Samuel T. Tisdale, James C. Roy, Andrew R. Linscott, Edward 
H. Bennett, Jr., Henry M. Leen, Alan J. Dimond, Levin H. 
Campbell, Paul V. Rutledge, Paul K. Connolly, Thomas E. 
Dwyer, John F. Moriarty, Herbert F. Travers, Jr., Paul A. 
Tamburello 

Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice — Edward J. Kelley 

Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice — Francis X. Or - 



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For Civil Business 

Clerk — Thomas Dorgan. Elected by the people in 1970. Term ends 
first Wednesday in January, 1977. 

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, Joseph A. 
Grover, Thomas F. McDonough, Albert L. Crimmins, Walter V. 
Brennan, Rita M. Dunlap, Michael J. Sclafani, Christine M. 
Mackay, John Peter Connolly, Mary T. Gaquin, Michael J. 
Donovan, Francis T. Foley 

For Criminal Business 

Clerk — Edward V. Keating 

First Assistant Clerk — James B. Gibbons 

Second Assistant Clerk — Mary C. Phelan 

Assistant Clerks — Alfred L. Bunai, John H. Casey, Thomas M. Ford, 
John F. Geraghty, Dennis P. Glynn, Jr., Ernest J. Handy, 
A. Daniel Keohan, Jr., Paul K. Leary, Patrick J. Lee, Irwin R. 
Macey, Francis M. Masuret, Jr., Gerald Miraldi, Gerald 
O'Callaghan, Francis A. Smith, John H. Voke 

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 — Robert Gardiner Wilson, Jr., Edmund V. Keville 

Register — James W. Hennigan, Jr. 

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 

Sixth Assistant Registe\ — William Tick 

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 by the State, as are the clerical assistants to the register. 



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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 — Jacob Lewiton 

Associate Justices — Daniel J. Gillen, Jacob Lewiton, Francis X. 

Morrissey, Theodore A. Glynn, Jr., Harold W. Canavan, A. 

Frank Foster, Joseph A. Deguglielmo, Harry J. Elam 
Special Justices — Thomas Wood Hoag, Charles F. Mahoney, Matthew 

Brown, Joseph Gorrasi 
Ail judges are appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by 
the Executive Council. 

For Civil Business 
Room 374, Old Court House 
Clerk — John E. Hurley. Appointed by the Governor. 
First Assistant Clerk — George A. Rochford 

Assistant Clerks — Ralph Pullo, Jr., Frank J. Fitzwilliam, George D. 

Sullivan, Timothy J. Hurley, Joseph A. Woods, Peter J. Rogers, 

James H. Nicholson, Michael J. Coleman, Thomas F. Lynch, 

George D. Lambrenos, John M. Kelly 

Appointed by the Clerk of the Court with the approval of the Justices. 

For Criminal Business 
Pioom 411, New Court House 
Clerk — Daniel J. Lynch. Appointed by the Governor. 
First Assistant Clerk — Theodore J. Stavredes 

Assistant Clerks — Robert E. Block, John F. Greene, Joseph L. Kenny, 

Domenic A. Procopio, John P. McCoole, Ruth M. Denehy, 

Anthony F. Sarno, William J. Tierney, William H. Hunter, 

Francis X. Cunningham, Michael J. White 

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 



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MUNICIPAL COURT, CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT 

City Square 
Justice — Richard C. Woods 
Special Justice — James J. Mellen 
Clerk — Jeremiah F. Brennan 
First Assistant Clerk — Josephine Brennan 
Second Assistant Clerk — James J. Mullen 
Third Assistant Clerk — John F. 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 — Manuel V. McKenney 
Assistant Clerk — Benjamin J. Wall 
Second Assistant Clerk — Marguerite H. Hennessy 
Third Assistant Clerk — James T. Buckley 
Fourth Assistant Clerk — Francis X. Holland 
Fifth Assistant Clerk — Philip D. Oliver 

east boston district court 
Meridian and Paris Streets 
Justice — Guy J. Rizzotto 
Special Justice — Joseph V. Ferrino 
Clerk — John C. Ligotti. Appointed by the Governor. 
First Assistant Clerk — Joseph Fiandaca 
Assistant Clerk — Nora N. Benincuore 
Assistant Clerk — A. Clahie Kelley 

municipal court, roxbury district 
85 Warren Street 
Justice — Elwood S. McKenney 

Special Justices — Samuel Eisenstadt, Philip A. Tracy 
Clerk — Keesler H. Montgomery 
First Assistant Clerk — John I. Sullivan 
Second Assistant Clerk — John A. D'Arcy 
Third Assistant Clerk — Theodore J. Zaborski 
Fourth Assistant Clerk — Paul W. Shannon 
Fifth Assistant Clerk— Francis J. Concannon 
Sixth Assistant Clerk— William A. Mahoney 
Seventh Assistant Clerk — Joseph Silva 
Eighth Assistant Clerk— William Kaszanek 
Ninth Assistant Clerk— John F. Devlin 



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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. 
First Assistant Clerk — Baymond J. Dodds 
Second Assistant Clerk — Balph F. Clougherty 
Assistant Clerk, Helen T. Joyce 

MUNICIPAL COURT, WEST ROXBURY DISTRICT, INCLUDING HYDE PARK, 

Jamaica plain and roslindale, 445 Arborway, Forest Hills, 02130 
Justice — Paul Murphy 
Special Justice — Benjamin Gargill 

Clerk — Vincent A. Mannering. Appointed by the Governor. 
First Assistant Clerk — Thomas E. Anastasi 
Second Assistant Clerk — John W. Norton 
Third Assistant Clerk — Bichard F. Fell 
Fourth Assistant Clerk — Baymond P. Byan 
Fifth Assistant Clerk — Bobert P. Colbert 

BOSTON JUVENILE COURT 

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

255; Stat. 1922, Chap. 659, Acts of 1965] 
Justice — Francis G. Poitrast 

Special Justices — George W. Cashman, G. Bruce Bobinson 
Clerk — John H. Louden 

First Assistant Clerk — William H. Ohrenberger, Jr. 
Second Assistant Clerk — Leonard C. Alkins 
Third Assistant Clerk — John P. Bulger 

Chapter 489 of the Acts of 1906, establishing a court to be known as 
the Boston Juvenile Court for the "Care, Custody, and Discipline of 
Juvenile Offenders," provides for the transfer to said court of the juris- 
dictions, authority, and powers hitherto vested in the Municipal Court of 
Boston, under Chapter 334 of the Acts of 1903. The Act took effect Sep- 
tember 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 Boxbury 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 Boxbury District pertaining to juvenile 
offenders under 17, and cases 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. 



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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. I. 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 re- 
spectively from time to time deem necessary for their respective courts. 
No person shall be appointed until his or her qualifications have been ex- 
amined by the Commissioner of Probation and approved by him as meet- 
ing 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 CITY OF BOSTON 

Chief Probation Officer — James E. Flavin 

First Assistant Chief Probation Officer — John F. McCarthy 

Second Assistant Chief Probation Officer — 

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

Assistant Medical Director — 

Deputy Probation Officer — Robert T. Hughes 

Deputy Probation Officer — Samuel J. Collis 

Probation Officers — Florence J. McCarthy, George R. Skelly, Julius 
V. Chaplik, Catherine G. Tierney, Thomas E. Curry, Jr., 
Margaret E. Conley, Dorothy M. Murray, Francis J. Burke, 
Edward M. Sacks, Daniel F. Griffin, Jr., Matthew C. Regan, 
Phyllis R. Folkes, Ann L. Fuller, Charles P. Graham, Daniel 
M. Henderson, Nancy M. Hibey, Thomas W. Lally, Jr., Nancy 
C. Maron, Charles G. McCusker, Robert P. Nichols, Robert 
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BOSTON JUVENILE COURTS 

Chief Probation Officer — Louis G. Maglio 

First Assistant Chief Probation Officer — Nicholas F. Gatto 

Assistant Chief Probation Officers — Katherine M. Connolly, Edward R. 

Skeffington 
Probation Officers — William T. Ahern, Daniel J. Byrne, Charles 

Bevilacqua, John J. Connelly, Jr., Paul P. Heffernan, Paul V. 

Kelley, John J. McGlynn, Jr., Philippa J. Myers, Dorothy L. 

Parks, Salvatore Paterna, Lawrence S. Plenty, Anthony R. 

Polcari, Evelyn G. Porter, Joseph M. O'Reilly, Patricia A. 

Walsh, Mary Gallagher, Ann V. Nicholson, Daniel J. 

Passacantilli, William J. Sullivan 

MUNICIPAL DISTRICT COURT 

Brighton — Chief Probation Officer, Thomas C. O'Brien, Jr., Assistant 
Chief Probation Officer, Marian O'Donnell, Probation Officers, Kevin 
M. Glynn, Timothy F. Murphy, Brian T. O'Neill, Donald W. 
Stevens. Charlestown — Chief Probation Officer, William L. Meade, 
Probation Officers, James Conway, Charles W. Gearin, William D. 
Sweeney. Chelsea — Chief Probation Officer, David Greenspan, Assistant 
Chief Probation Officer, Donald Proctor, Probation Officers, Howard 
Martin, James F. Monahan, Edward P. Volta, Donald A. Waggen- 
heim. Dorchester — Chief Probation Officer, Matthew T. Connolly, 
Asistant Chief Probation Officers, Mary L. McLoughlan, Hubert C. 
Travers, William J. Vaughan, Probation Officers, Brian A. Callery 
(temporary), William Collins (leave of absence), Michael J. Coyne 
(temporary), Francis J. Coughlin, Jr., Bernard F. Fitzgerald, 
Charles F. Hoar, Francis E. Kelley, Jr., (leave of absence), Brian M. 
Leahy (temporary), James R. McLaughlin, William H. Murphy (leave 
of absence), Marcia Newman, Paul C. O'Hara, Edward J. Pollis, 
William J. Prescod, Robert J. Sullivan, Richard C. Woods, Jr. 
(temporary), Richard C. Westmoreland. East Boston — Chief Probation 
Officer, James A. Sartori, Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Vincent D. 
Basile, Probation Officers, Helen K. McGoey, William J. Pepicelli, 
Vincent Santosuosso, Cibiaco Tordiglione, Michael Wilk. Roxbury 
— Chief Probation Officer, Albert E. Goslin, First Assistant Chief Pro- 
bation Officer, Harry F. Lofton (temporary), Assistant Chief Probation 
Officers, Arthur A. Devin, John M. Teehan, Malcolm L. Weymouth, 
Probation Officers, Donald A. Akerstrom, Richard L. Arrington, 
Salvatore Bellistri, David C. Comerford, Benjamin Dames, Dennis 
R. D'Arcy (temporary), Robert J. Filippone, Edward J. Keegan, Jr., 
Norma P. Kilson, Joseph J. McDonough, Albert J. Murphy, James H. 
Norton, Jr. (temporary), James H. Norton, Thomas Orlandi, Jean- 

NETTE M. RONAN, EDWARD P. RoONEY, THOMAS W. StANTON, LeO J. 

Sullivan. South Boston — Chief Probation Officer, William R. Gillespie, 
Probation Officers, Robert 0. Flynn, Regina M. Gibbons, William R. 
Hanrahan. West Roxbury— Chief Probation Officer, Thomvs M. 
Gemelli, Assistant Chief Probation Officer, James F. Holland, Probation 
Officers, William J. Kelley, Gerald T. Palmer, James J. Rush, 
Timothy F. Tobin, Jr. 



158 



SUPERIOR COURT 

Chief Probation Officer — John J. O'Connor 

First Assistant Chief Probation Officer — Michael J. Coyne 

Assistant Chief Probation Officers — Charles H. Sullivan Francis L. 

Toomey, Daniel Paul Toomey 
Probation Officers (male) — Henry J. Dobbyn, Jr., Joseph P. Don- 
nelly, Jr., Kenneth G. Lehane, Richard A. Luccio, Thomas F. 
McKenna, Frederick R. Naples, Robert C. O'Shea, Michael G. 
Pano, Isidoro Mojica, Richard Cronin, Milton Britton, Joseph 
H. Cody, Thomas McPhee, Sandy Stillwell, Edward Walsh, 
Charles Wiley 
Probation Officers (female) — Miss Jean Harney and Miss Margaret 
Conroy. 



MEDICAL EXAMINERS FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY 

[Gen. Laws, Chap. 38; Stat. 1908, Chap. 424; Stat. 1909, Chap. 273; Stat. 
1911, Chaps. 252, 274; Stat. 1912, Chaps. 466, 631; Gen Stat. 1916, 
Chap. 114; Gen. Stat. 1919, Chap. 216; Stat. 1920, Chap. 188.] 
The county is divided into two medical districts, Northern and Southern, 
by a line beginning at the junction of the Brookline line with Huntington 
avenue; thence through Huntington avenue and Fencourt; thence through 
middle of Fens, through Boylston, Berkeley and Providence streets, Park 
square, Boylston and Essex streets, Atlantic avenue and Summer street 
to Fort Point Channel; thence through said channel, Dover street, Dor- 
chester avenue, Dorchester street, East Fourth and G streets to the harbor. 
Medical Examiners — Northern District, Michael A. Luongo, M.D., 784 
Massachusetts avenue, Boston. Term ends in 1977. Southern Dis- 
trict, 784 Massachusetts avenue, Boston. George W. Curtis, M.D., 
Term ends in 1971. 
Associate Medical Examiners — George G. Katsas, M.D., 784 Massachu- 
setts avenue, Boston. Term ends in 1977. 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. 

George W. Curtis, M.D., is now Medical Examiner, Southern District, 
and George G. Katsas, M.D., is an Associate Medical Examiner. Term 
ends in 1977. 



159 



MEMBERS OF 
CITY GOVERNMENT 



Mayors and Certain Other Officials 
Since 1822 

1909-1973 



Orators Appointed by the City Since 1771 



160 



1909 

Mayor 

GEORGE A. HIBBARD* 

Aldermen 

Frederick J. Brand, Chairman 



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



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



John T. Priest, City Clerk 

COUNCILMEN 

George C. McCabe, President 



Wardl 
Edward C. R. Bagley 
Frank A. Goodwin 
Joseph A. Hoey 

Ward 2 
Joseph H. Pendergast 
Dennis A. O'Neil 
Michael J. Brophy 

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

Ward 4 
Francis M. Ducey 
Patrick B. Can- 
James I. Green 

Ward 5 
John J. Buckley 
William E. Carney 
Edward A. Troy 

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

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

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

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



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

Ward 11 
Courtenay Crocker 
Theodore Hoague 
Charles H. Moore 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joseph O'Kane, Clerk 



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

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

Ward 20 
Charles T. Harding 
Harry R. Cumming 
William Smith, Jr. 

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

Ward 22 
William H. Morgan 
George Penshorn 
Bernhard G. Krug 

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

Ward 24 
Frank B. Crane 
James A. Hart 
Clifford C. Best 

Ward 25 
Edward C. Webster 
George C. McCabe 
Charles H. Warren 



Elected for two years t Died June 23, 1909 

t Resigned June 3, 1909 



161 



1910 



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



Mayor 

JOHN F. FITZGERALD 

City Council 

Walter Ballantyne, President 

Term Ends in 1912 Term Ends in 1911 

James M. Curley Frederick J. Brand 

Walter Ballantyne Daniel J. McDonald 

Thomas J. Kenny Timothy J. Buckley 



1911 



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



Mayor 

JOHN F. FITZGERALD 

City Council 

Walter L. Collins, President 

Term Ends in 1913 Term Ends in 1912 

John J. Attridge James M. Curley 

Matthew Hale Walter Ballantyne 

Walter L. Collins Thomas J. Kenny 



1912 



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



Mayor 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD 
City Council 
John J. Attridge, President 
Term Ends in 1914 Term Ends in 1913 

Daniel J. McDonald John J. Attridge 

Timothy J. Buckley Matthew Hale 

Ernest E. Smith Walter L. Collins 



1913 



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



Mayor 
JOHN F. FITZGERALD 

City Council 
Thomas J. Kenny, President 

Term Ends in 1915 Term Ends in 1914 

Walter Ballantyne Daniel J. McDonald 

Thomas J. Kenny Timothy J. Buckley 

John A. Coulthurst Ernest E. Smith 



1914 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

City Council 
Daniel J. McDonald, President 

Term Ends in 1916 Term Ends in 1915 

John J. Attridge Walter Ballantyne 

Walter L. Collins Thomas J. Kenny 

James A. Watson John A. Coulthurst 



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



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



162 



1915 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayoh 

City Council 
George W. Coleman, President 

Term Ends in 1917 Term Ends in 1916 

George W. Coleman John J. Attridge 

Daniel J. McDonald Walter L. Collins 

William H. Woods* James A. Watson 



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

1916 

JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

City Council 

Henry E. Hagan, President 



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



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



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



* 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. 



1917 



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 Term Ends in 1918 

John J. Attridge Walter Ballantyne} 

Walter L. Collins Henry E. Hagan || 

James J. Storrow Alfred E. Wellington 



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



1918 

ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor 

City Council 
Walter L. Collins, President 



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

1919 



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



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



ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor 

City Council 
Francis J. W. Ford, President 

Term Ends in 1921 Term Ends in 1920 

Henry E. Hagan Francis J. W. Ford i 

Daniel W. Lane Daniel J. McDonald 

James T. Moriarty James A. Watson 

1920 



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



ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor 

City Council 

James T. Moriarty, President 

Term Ends in 1922 Term Ends in 1921 

Walter L. Collins Henry E. Hagan 

John A. Donoghue Daniel W. Lane 

Edward F. McLaughlin James T. Moriarty 



163 



1921 



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



ANDREW J. PETERS, Mayor 

City Council 

James A. Watson, President 

Term Ends in 1923 Term Ends in 1922 

David J. Rrickley Walter L. Collins 

Francis J. W. Ford John A. Donoghue 

James A. Watson Edward F. McLaughlin 



1922 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

City Council 

David J. Buckley, President 

Term Ends in 1924 Term Ends in 1923 

Henry E. Hagan David J. Brickley 

Daniel W. Lane Francis J. W. Ford 

James T. Moriarty James A. Watson 



1923 



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 Term Ends in 1924 

John A. Donoghue Henry E. Hagan 

George F. Gilbody Daniel W. Lane 

William J. Walsh James T. Moriarty 



1924 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 
City Council 

John A. Donoghue, President 
David J. Brickley John A, Donoghue 

William C. S. Healey George F. Gilbody 

James A. Watson William J. Walsh 



1925 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 
City Council 

James T. Moriarty, President 
David J. Brickley John A. Donoghue 

William C. S. Healey George F. Gilbody 

James A. Watson William J. Walsh 



1926 



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



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor 

City Council 

Charles G. Kjeene, President 

John F. Dowd Thomas W. McMahon 

Michael J. Ward George F. Gilbody 

Walter J. Freeley Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 

Edward L. Englert Walter E. Wragg 

Herman L. Bush Horace Guild 

Joseph McGrath Frederic E. Dowling 

Israel Ruby John J. Heffernan 



164 



1927 



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



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor 
City Council 
John J. Heffernan, President 

John F. Dowd Thomas W. McMahon 

Michael J. Ward George F. Gilbody 

Walter J. Freeley Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 

Edward L. Englert Walter E. Wragg 

Herman L. Bush Horace Guild 

Joseph McGrath Charles G. Keene 

Israel Ruby Frederic E. Dowling 



1928 



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



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor 

City Council 

Thomas H. Green, President 



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



Albert L. Fish 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 

Peter J. Murphy 

Peter A. Murray 

Charles G. Keene 

Frederic E. Dowling 

Edward M. Gallagher 



1929 



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



MALCOLM E. NICHOLS, Mayor 

City Council 

Timothy F. Donovan, President 



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



Albert L. Fish 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 

Peter J. Murphy 

Peter A. Murray 

Charles G. Keene 

Frederic E. Dowling 

Edward M. Gallagher 



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, Mayor 
City Council 
William G. Lynch, President 

Richard D. Gleason Albert L. Fish 

Leo F. Power Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr . 

Edward L. Englert Clement A. Norton 

Herman L. Bush Peter A. Murray 

Joseph McGrath Joseph P. Cox 

Israel Ruby James Hein 

Francis E. Kelly Edward M. Gallagher 



165 



1931 



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



Albert L. Fish 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 

Clement A. Norton 

Peter A. Murray 

Joseph P. Cox 

James Hein 

Edward M. Gallagher 



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, Mayor 

City Council 
Edward M. Gallagher, President 



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



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



1933 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

City Council 

Joseph McGrath, President 



John F. Dowd 
Richard D, Gleason 
Leo F. Power 
Edward L. Englert 
David M. Brackman 
Israel Ruby 
Francis E. Kelly 



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



1934 



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



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



Mayor 



Albert L. Fish 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 

Clement A. Norton 

Peter A. Murray 

James F. Finley 

James E. Agnew 

Edward M. Gallagher 



166 



1935 



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



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Mayor 
City Council 



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



Albert L. Fish 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 

Clement A. Norton 

Peter A. Murray 

James F. Finley 

James E. Agnew 

Edward M. Gallagher 



1936 



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



FREDERICK W. MANSFIELD, Mayor 
City Council 



John I. Fitzgerald, President 



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



John J. McGrath 

Robert Gardiner Wilson, 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. Gallagher 



1938 



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



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 

City Council 

John E. Kerrigan, President 



Mildred M. Harris 
William A. Carey 
Edward L. Englert 
Charles I. Taylor 
Edward A. Hutchinson, jr. 
Sidney Rosenberg 
John B. Kelly 



Philip Austin Fish 
Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 
Clement A.^Norton 
Peter A. Murray 
Theodore F. Lyons 
James E. Agnew 
Maurice H. Sullivan 



167 



1939 



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



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 
City Council 
George A. Murray, President 
Mildred M. Harris 
William A. Carey 
Edward L. Englert 
Charles I. Taylor 
Edward A. Hutchinson, jr 
Sidney Rosenberg 
John B. Kelly 



Philip Austin Fish 
Robert Gardiner Wilson, jr. 
Clement A. Norton 
James M. Langan 
Theodore F. Lyons 
James E. Agnew 
Maurice H. Sullivan 



1940 



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



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 

City Council 

William J. Galvin, President 



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



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



1941 



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



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 

City Council 
William J. Galvin, President 



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



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



1942 



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



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 
City Council 
Thomas E. Linehan, President 
Daniel F. Sullivan 
William A. Carey 
Matthew F. Hanley 
Charles I. Taylor 
Thomas J. Hannon, jr. 
Joseph J. Gottlieb 
John B. Kelly 



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



168 



1943 



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



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 

City Council 

Thomas J. Hannon, President 



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



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



1944 



MAURICE J. TOBIN, Mayor 



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



City Council 
John E. Kerrigan, President 
Daniel F. Sullivan 
William A. Casey 
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 Kinsella 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chase 
James C. Bayley, jr. 
Joseph M. Scannell 
William F. Hurley 



JOHN E. KERRIGAN, Mayor 

City Council 

John E. Kerrigan, President 



Daniel F. 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 



1946 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 
City Council 
John B. Kelly, President 
William F. Hurley 



Daniel F. Sullivan 
William A. Carey 
William A. Moriarty 
Milton Cook 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick 



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



169 



1947 



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayob 



James S. Coffey 
Michael Leo Kinsella 
Joseph Russo 
Perlie Dyar Chgse 
Jaenes C. Baylefl jr. 
JoseplFM. Soannell 
Thomas E. Linehan 



City Council, 
John B. Kelly, President 
William F. Hurley 
Daniel F. Sullivan 
William A. Carey 
William A. Moriarty 
Milton Cook 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Isadore H. Y. Muchnick 



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



1948 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

City Council 
Thomas J. Hannon, President 



William F. Hurley 
Daniel F. Sullivan 
William A. Carey 
Philip A. Tracy 
Milton Cook 
Julius Ansel 
Robert J. Ramsey 



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



1949 



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



JAMES M. CURLEY, Mayor 

City Council, 

William F. Hurley, President 



Daniel F. Sullivan 
William A. Carey 
Philip A. Tracy 
Milton Cook 
Thomas J. Hannon 
Julius Ansel 
Robert J. Ramsey 



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



1950 



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



JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City 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. MoColgan 
* Daniel F. Sullivan 



170 



1951 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 

William F. Hurley, President 



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



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. t From August 6, 1951. 

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



1952 



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



JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 



Gabriel F. Piemonte, 
William F. Hurley 
Francis X. Joyce 
John E. Kerrigan 



President 

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



1953 



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



JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 

Francis X. Ahearn, President 



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



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



* To December 28, 1953. 



t From December 28, 1953. 



1954 



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



JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 
Joseph C. White, President 

William F. Hurley Edward F. McLaughlin, jr. 

John E. Kerrigan Gabriel F. Piemonte 

Edward J. McCormack, jr. Joseph C. White 



1955 



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



JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 

William F. Hurley, President 



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



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



171 



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 F. McLaughlin, jr. 



Edward J. McCormack, jr. 
Patrick F. McDonough 



Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Joseph C. White 



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



1957 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 

William J. Foley, Jr., President 

John E. Kerrigan Edward F. McLaughlin, jr. 

Edward J. McCormack, jr. Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Patrick F. McDonough Joseph C. White 



1 To February 18, 1957. 



t From February 18, 1957. 



t James S. Coffey 
William J. Foley, jr. 
* Frederick C. Hailer, jr. 
ft Peter F. Hines 



1958 

JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 

City Council 

Patrick F. McDonough, President 

Christopher A. Iannella Edward F. McLaughlin, jr. 

John E. Kerrigan Gabriel F. Piemonte 

**Edward J. McCormack, jr. Joseph C. White 
Patrick F. McDonough 



* To April 21, 1958. 
■* To September 12, 1958. 



t From April 22, 1958. 
ft From September 15, 1958. 



1959 
JOHN B. HYNES, Mayor 



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



City Council 
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr. 
Christopher A. Iannella 
John E. Kerrigan 
Patrick F. McDonough 



President 

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



1960 
JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 



City Council 
Edward F. McLaughlin, Jr. 
James S. Coffey Peter F. Hines 

John Patrick Connolly Christopher A. Iannella 

William J. Foley, jr. John E. Kerrigan 



President 

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



172 



1961 



James S.Coffey 

John Patrick Connolly 

William J. Foley, jr. 



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 

City Council 

Patrick F. McDonough, President 

Peter F. Hines Patrick F. McDonough 

Christopher A. Iannella * Edward F. McLaughlin, jr. 

John E. Kerrigan f Thomas A. Sullivan 

■ft Frederick C. Langone •* Joseph C. White 



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



t From January 9, 1961 
tt From May 1, 1961 



1962 



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



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 

City Council 

Christopher A. Iannella, President 

Christopher A. Iannella Gabriel F. Piemonte 

John E. Kerrigan Thomas A. Sullivan 

Patrick F. McDonough John J. Tierney, jr. 



1963 



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



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 

City Council 

Peter F. Hines, President 

Christopher A. Iannella Gabriel F. Piemonte 

John E. Kerrigan Thomas A. Sullivan 

Patrick F. McDonough John J. Tierney, jr. 



1964 



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



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 

City Council 

John J. Tierney, Jr., President 

Peter F. Hines John E. Kerrigan 

Barry T. Hynes Frederick C. Langone 

Christopher A. Iannella John J. Tierney, jr. 



1965 



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



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 

City Council 

John J. Tierney, Jr., President 

Peter F. Hines John E. Kerrigan 

Barry T. Hynes Frederick C. Langone 

Christopher A. Iannella John J. Tierney, jr. 



173 



1966 



Katherine Craven 
William J. Foley, jr. 
Peter F. Hinea 



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 

City Council 

Frederick C. Langone, President 

Barry T. Hyne3 Frederick C. Langone 

Christopher A. Iannella Patrick F. McDonough 

John E. Kerrigan Gabriel F. Piemonte 



1967 



Katherine Craven 
William J. Foley, jr. 
Peter F. Hines 



JOHN F. COLLINS, Mayor 

City Council 

Barry T. Hynes, President 

Barry T. Hynes Frederick C. Langone 

Christopher A. Iannella Patrick F. McDonough 

John E. Kerrigan Gabriel F. Piemonte 



1968 



Thomas I. Atkins 
Garrett M. Byrne 
William J. Foley, jr. 



KEVIN H. WHITE, Mayor 

City Council 

William J. Foley, Jr., President 

John E. Kerrigan Gerald F. O'Leary 

Frederick C. Langone John L. Saltonstall, jr. 

Patrick McDonough Joseph F. Timilty 



1969 



Thomas I. Atkins 
Garrett M. Byrne 
William J. Foley, jr. 



KEVIN H. WHITE, Mayor 
City Council 

Gerald F. O'Leary, President 
John E. Kerrigan Gerald F. O'Leary 

Frederick C. Langone John L. Saltonstall, jr. 

Patrick F. McDonough Joseph F. Timilty 



1970 



Thomas I. Atkins 
Louise Day Hicks 
Christopher A. Iannella 



KEVIN H. WHITE, Mayor 

City Council 

Gabriel F. Piemonte, President 

John E. Kerrigan Gabriel F. Piemonte 

Frederick C. Langone John L. Saltonstall, jr. 

Gerald F. O'Leary Joseph F. Timilty 



174 

1971 



Thomas I. Atkins 
•Louise Day Hicks 
Christopher A. Iannella 



KEVIN H. WHITE, Mayor 

City Council 

Gabriel F. Piemonte, President 

John E. Kerrigan Gabriel F. Piemonte 

Frederick C. Langone John L. Saltonstall, Jr. 

Gerald F. O'Leary Joseph F. Timilty 

t Albert L. O'Neil 



•To January 25, 1971 



fFrom January 25, 1971 



1972 



Lawrence S. DiCara 
Christopher A. Iannella 
John E. Kerrigan 



KEVIN H. WHITE, Mayor 

City Council 
Gabriel F. Piemonte, President 

Patrick F. McDonough Albert L, O'Neil 

John Joseph Moakley Gabriel F. Piemonte 

Gerald F. O'Leary Joseph M. Tierney 



Lawrence S. DiCara 
Christopher A. Iannella 
John E. Kerrigan 



1973 

KEVIN H. WHITE, Mayor 

City Council 

Patrick F. McDonough, President 

*Frederick C. Langone Albert L. O'Neil 

Patrick F. McDonough Gabriel F. Piemonte 

tJohn Joseph Moakley Joseph M. Tierney 

Gerald F. O'Leary 



*From January 4, 1973 



fTo January 1, 1973 



175 



Mayors of the City of Boston 

From 1822 to the Present Time 













Years of 


Name 


Place and Date of Birth 


Died 


Service 






.Nov. 26, 


1770 


May 29, 1823 


1822 1 






.Feb. 4, 


1772 


July 1, 1864 


1823-28. .6 






.Oct. 8, 


1765 


Oct. 28, 1848 


1829-31.. 3 


* Charles Wells 




Dec. 30, 
.Feb. 19, 


1786 

1792 


June 3, 1866 
July 17, 1849 


1832-33. .2 


* Theodore Lyman, jr. . . . 


1834-35.. 2 


* Samuel T. Armstrong. . . 




. April 29, 


1784 


Mar. 26, 1850 


1836 1 


•Samuel A. Eliot 




.Mar. 5, 


1798 


Jan. 29, 1862 


1837-39.. 3 


* Jonathan Chapman .... 




.Jan. 23, 


1807 


May 25, 1848 


1840-42.. 3 


• Martin Brimmer 






1793 


April 25, 1847 


1843-44. .2 






.Dec. 11, 


1798 


Nov. 22, 1845 


1845 1 






.Jan. 17, 


1802 


Nov. 2, 1882 


1846-48.. 3 






.Aug. 25, 


1797 


July 4, 1872 


1849-51.. 3 




Roxbury 


.April 12, 


1795 


Feb. 14, 1856 


1852-53.. 2 


• Jerome V. C. Smith 


Conway, N. H. . 


.July 20, 


1800 


Aug. 20, 1879 


1854-55.. 2 






.Aug. 30, 


1818 


July 22, 1895 


1856-57.. 2 


* Frederic W. Lincoln, jr . . 


Boston 


.Feb. 27, 


1817 


Sept. 13, 1898 


1858-60.. 3 


* Joseph M. Wightman. . . 




.Oct. 19, 


1812 


Jan. 25, 1885 


186 1-62.. 2 


* Frederic W. Lincoln, jr. . 








(See above) . . . 


1863-66.. 4 






Nov. 2, 
.June 29, 


1811 
1810 


Sept. 5, 1882 
Oct. 17, 1874 


1867 1 


• Nathaniel B. Shurtleff . . 


1868-70.. 3 




Killingly, Conn. 


.Oct. 3, 


1820 


Jan. 19, 1894 


1871-72. .2 






.Aug. 23, 


1825 


Dec. 17, 1896 


1873, lOmo. 


*§ Leonard R. Cutter .... 






1873, 2 mo. 


• Samuel C. Cobb 




.May 22, 


1826 


Feb. 18, 1891 


1874-76.. 3 


• Frederick O. Prince .... 




.Jan. 18, 


1818 


June 6, 1899 


1877 1 












1878 1 


* Frederick O. Prince .... 




(See above) . . . 


1879-81.. 3 






. Mar. 16, 


1830 


Dec. 5, 1918 


1882 1 




Candia, N. H... 


.Jan. 17, 
.Nov. 23, 


1831 
1835 


May 21, 1887 
Mar. 13, 1902 


1883 1 


• Augustus P. Martin .... 


1884 1 


•Hugh O'Brien 




.July 13, 


1827 


Aug. 1, 1895 


1885-88.. 4 


• Thomas N. Hart 


North Reading. . 


.Jan. 20, 


1829 


Oct. 4, 1927 


1889-90. .2 


* Nathan Matthews, jr. . . 




.Mar. 28, 


1854 


Dec. 11, 1927 


189 1-94.. 4 


• Edwin U. Curtis 




. Mar. 26, 


1861 


Mar. 28, 1922 


1895 1 


•J Josiah Quincy 




.Oct. 15, 


1859 


Sept. 8, 1919 


1896-99. .4 


*t Thomas N. Hart 










1900-01. .2 


•J Patrick A. Collins 


Fermoy, Ireland 


. Mar. 12, 


1844 


Sept. 14, 1905 


1902-05, 3| 


•§ Daniel A. Whelton 




.Jan. 21, 


1872 


Nov. 27, 1953 


1905-3£mo. 


*t John F. Fitzgerald 




.Feb. 11, 


1863 


Oct. 2, 1950 


1906-07.. 2 


•f George A. Hibbard. . . . 




.Oct. 27, 


1864 


May 29, 1910 


1908-09.. 2 


*% John F. Fitzgerald. . . 










1910-13. .4 


*1 James M. Curley 




.Nov. 20, 


1874 


Nov. 12, 1958 


1914-17.. 4 


*1f Andrew J. Peters 


Jamaica Plain . . 


. April 3, 


1872 


June 26, 1938 


1918-21.. 4 


•f James M. Curley 










1922-25.. 4 


*1f Malcolm E. Nichols. . . 


Portland, Me. . . 


. May 8, 


1876 


Feb. 7, 1951 


1926-29.. 4 


*1f James M. Curley 










1930-33. .4 


*1 Frederick W. Mansfield 




. Mar. 26, 


1877 


Nov. 6, 1968 


1934-37.. 4 


*tt Maurice J. Tobin 




.May 22, 


1901 


July 19, 1953 


1938-44. .7 


it John E. Kerrigan 


Boston 


Oct. 1, 


1907 




1945 1 


*1[ James M. Curley 


(See above) . . . 


1946-49.. 4 




Boston 


.Sept. 21, 


1897 




1947-5 mo. 


t John B. Hynes 










1950-51.. 2 


tt John B. Hynes 






1952-59.. 8 


f John F. Collins 




July 20, 


1919 




1960-63.. 4 


ttJohnF. Collins 




1964-67. .4 


Kevin H. White 


(See above) .... 


Sept. 25, 


1929 




1968-71. .4 


ffKevin H. White 




1972-75.. 4 



* Deceased. J Twice elected for two years. 

t Elected for two years. If Elected for four years. 

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

Jt Appointed Mayor by Act of Massachusetts Legislature. 

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



176 



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

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

There were three ballotings for the election of Mayor for 1854, between December 12, 
1853, and January 9, 1854. In the meantime the duties of Mayor were performed by 
Benjamin L. Allen, Chairman of the Board of Aldermen. 

In 1873 Mayor Pierce resigned his office on November 29, on his election to the Congress 
of the United States. During the remainder of the municipal year Leonard B. Cutter, 
Chairman of the Board of Aldermen, served ex officio as Acting Mayor. 

Mayor Collins died on September 14, 1905. Daniel A. Whelton, Chairman of the 
Board of Aldermen, acted as Mayor for the remainder of the municipal year, viz., Sep- 
tember 15, 1905, to January 1, 1906. 

Mayor Tobin, having been elected Governor, resigned January 4, 1945. By Chapter 4 
of the Acts of 1945, John E. Kerrigan, the President of the City Council was given all the 
powers of the Mayor and served from January 25, 1945, for the remainder of the year. 

Under the provisions of Chapter 580 of the Acts of 1947, City Clerk John B. Hynes- 
served, under the title of Temporary Mayor, with full powers as Mayor, for the period 
from June 26 to November 28, 1947, during the absence of Mayor Curley. 

Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen 



Name 



Place and Date of Birth 



Died 



Years of 
Service 



William Washburn 

Pelham Bonney 

Joseph Milner Wightman. 

Silas Peirce 

Otis Clapp 

Silas Peirce 

Thomas Phillips Bich .... 
Thomas Coffin Amory, jr. 

Otis Norcross 

George W. Messinger .... 
Charles Wesley Slack .... 
George W. Messinger .... 

Benjamin James 

Newton Albert 

Charles Edward Jenkins. . 

Samuel Little 

Leonard R. Cutter 

John Taylor Clark 

Solomon Bliss Stebbins. . . 

Hugh O'Brien 

Solomon Bliss Stebbins. . . 

Hugh O'Brien 

Charles Varney Whitten . . 
Charles Hastings Allen . . . 
Patrick John Donovan . . . 
Charles Hastings Allen . . . 

Homer Rogers 

William Power Wilson. . . . 
Herbert Schaw Carruth . . . 

John Henry Lee 

Alpheus Sanford 

John Henry Lee 



Lyme, N. H Oct. 7, 1808 

Pembroke Feb. 21, 1802 

Boston Oct. 19, 1812 

Scituate Feb. 15, 1793 

Westhampton Mar. 2, 1806 

(See above) 

Lynn Mar. 31, 1803 

Boston Aug. 16, 1812 

Boston Nov. 2, 1811 

Boston Feb. 5, 1813 

Boston Feb. 21, 1825 

(See above) 

Scituate Aug. 22, 1814 

Stoughton Mar. 10, 1815 

Scituate July 29, 1817 

Hingham Aug. 15, 1827 

Jaffrey, N. H July 1, 1825 

Sanbornton, N.H..Sept. 19, 1825 

Warren Jan. 18, 1830 

Ireland July 13, 1827 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Vassalboro, Me.. . .May 10, 1829 

Boston June 14, 1828 

Charlestown April 9, 1848 

(See above) 

Sudbury Oct. 11, 1840 

Baltimore, Md Nov. 15, 1852 

Dorchester Feb. 15, 1855 

Boston April 26, 1846 

North Attleboro. . .July 5, 1856 
(See above) 



Oct. 30, 1890 
April 29, 1861 
Jan. 25, 1885 
Aug. 27, 1879 
Sept. 18, 1886 
(See above) . . . 
Dec. 11, 1875 
Oct. 10, 1899 
Sept. 5, 1882 
April 27, 1870 
April 11, 1885 
(See above) . . . 
April 13, 1901 
Feb. 3, 1904 
1, 1882 
21, 1906 
13, 1894 
29, 1880 
8, 1910 
1, 1859 
(See above) . . . 
(See above) . . . 
Mar. 18, 1891 
Mar. 31, 1907 
Sept. 18, 1912 
(See above) . 
Nov. 10, 1907 
Date unknown 
Dec. 27, 1917 
Sept. 12, 1923 
Aug. 10, 1944 
(See above) 



Aug. 
Dec. 
July 
Oct. 
June 
Aug. 



1855 

1856-57 

1858 

1859 

1860 

1861 

1862 

1863 

1864 

1865-66 

1867 

1868 

1869 

1870 

1871 

1872 

1873 

1874-77 

1878 

1879-81 

1882 

1883 

1884-85 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1892-93 

1894-95 

1896 



N OTE , — The Mayor was eX officio Chairman of the Board of Aldermen from the incor- 
poration of the City until 1855; the Board elected a permanent Chairman from 1855. 



177 



Chairmen of the Board of Aldermen — Concluded 











Years of 


Name 


Place and Date of Birth 


Died 


Service 


* Perlie Appleton Dyar. . . 




.Mar. 26, 1857 


May 15, 1930 


1897-98 


* Joseph Aloysius Conry. . 




.Sept. 12, 1868 


June 22, 1943 


1898 


David Franklin Barry. . . . 




.Feb. 29, 1852 


July 23, 1911 


1899 


Michael Joseph O'Brien . . 




.Feb. 11, 1855 


April 5, 1903 


1900 






.June 17, 1867 


Oct. 3, 1952 


1901-04 






.Jan. 21, 1872 


Nov. 27, 1953 


1905 


t Charles Martin Draper. . 


Dedham 


.Nov. 1, 1869 


Jan. 25, 1943 


1906 




Charlestown . . . 


.Aug. 8, 1870 


April 19, 1928 


1906 




New Orleans.La 
Plainville, Conn 


.Dec. 16, 1858 
Dec. 14, 1858 
,Feb. 3, 1861 


July 9, 1935 
Mar. 15, 1914 
Mar. 16, 1912 


1907 




1908 




1909 



Presidents of the Common Council 











Years of 


Name 


Place and Date of Birth 


Died 


Service 






.Aug. 19, 1762 


Dec. 8, 1844 


1822 






Oct. 14, 1764 
.Oct. 10, 1777 


Sept. 26, 1855 
Aug. 21. 1858 


1823 


Francis Jononnot Oliver. . 


1824-25 


John Richardson Adan . . . 




.July 8, 1793 


July 4, 1849 


1826-28 






.Mar. 7, 1778 


June 12, 1855 


1829 


Benj. Toppan Pickman. . . 




.Sept. 17, 1790 


Mar. 22, 1835 


1830-31 


John Prescott Bigelow. . . . 




.Aug. 25, 1797 


July 4, 1872 


1832-33 






.Jan. 17, 1802 


Nov. 2, 1882 


1834-36 


Phillip Marett 


Boston Sept. 25, 1792 

Boston Sept. 28, 1805 

N. Gloucester, Me., Apr. 12, '16 


Mar. 22, 1869 
Sept. 4, 1873 
May 28, 1889 


1837-40 




1841-43 


Peleg Whitman Chandler. 


1844-45 


George Stillman Hillard . . 


Machias, Me.. 


.Sept. 22, 1808 


Jan. 21, 1879 


1846-47* 






.April 12, 1795 


Feb. 14, 1856 


1847-49§ 






Nov. 10, 1800 
.June 14, 1818 


June 14, 1889 
July 19, 1892 


1850-51 


Henry Joseph Gardner . . . 


1852-53 






.Aug. 30, 1818 


July 22, 1895 


1854 




Portsmouth, N 


Nov. 11, 1822 
June 22, 1825 
H., Oct. 24, '28 


June 22, 1905 
Aug. 23, 1905 
Aug. 24, 1882 


1855 




1856-57 


Samuel W. Waldron, jr . . . 


1858 


Josiah Putnam Bradlee. . . 


Boston 


.June 10, 1817 


Feb. 2, 1887 


1859-60 


Joseph Hildreth Bradley. . 




. Mar. 5, 1822 


Oct. 5, 1882 


1861 


Joshua Dorsey Ball 


Baltimore, Md 


..July 11,1828 


Dec. 18, 1892 


1862 




Keene, N. H... 


.Sept. 24, 1825 


July 27, 1897 


1863-64 


Wm. Bentley Fowle, jr. . . 




July 27, 1826 


Jan. 21, 1902 


1865 



» 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. 

t To July 1 § From July 1 



178 



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 

Melville Ezra Ingalls 

Matthias Rich 

Marquis Fayette Dickin- 
son, j r 

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, 1836 

Boston July 8,1850 

Charlestown July 18, 1840 

Vassalboro, Me. . Mar. 13, 1845 

St.John^N. B 1835 

Wachenheim, Germany, 

May 17, 1846 

Boston . April 26, 1846 

London, Eng Dec. 20, 1854 

Boston Feb. 29, 1852 

Jamaica Plain. . .July 27, 1855 

(See above) 

Boston Feb. 17, 1869 

Brookline Sept. 12, 1868 

Boston Oct. 5, 1871 

Boston July 27,1874 

Boston Sept. 22, 1876 

Boston ...June 24,1872 

Boston July 1,1882 

Carmel, N. Y . . . July 5, 1873 



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



Sept. 18, 
April 27, 
Jan. 15, 
April 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 
Sept. 12, 1923 
Oct. 3, 1918 
July 23, 1911 
Feb. 12, 1919 
(See above) . . 

April 25, 1899 
June 22, 1943 

Dec. 5, 1928 
Nov. 12, 1935 
Sept. 28, 1949 
May 29, 1933 
May 12, 1951 
Dec. 27, 1917 



1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 

1872 

1873-74 

1875 

1876 

1877-78 

1879 

1880 

1881* 

18811-82 

1883J 

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. 



t From October 27. 



t To June 11. § From June 11. 



179 



Presidents of the City Council 



Name 



Place and Date of Birth 



Died 



Year of 
Service 



Walter Ballantyne 

Walter Leo Collins 

John Joseph Attridge 
Thomas Joseph Kenny 
Daniel Joseph McDonald . , 

George W. Coleman , 

Henry E. Hagan 

James J. Storrow 

Walter Leo Collins , 

Francis J. W. Ford , 

James T. Moriarty 

James A. Watson 

David J. Brickley 

Daniel W. Lane 

John A. Donoghue 

James T. Moriarty 

Charles G. Keene 

John J. HefFernan 

Thomas H. Green 

Timothy F. Donovan 

William G. Lynch 

Joseph McGrath 

Edward M. Gallagher. . . . 

Joseph McGrath 

John F. Dowd 

John I. Fitzgerald 

John I. Fitzgerald 

John I. Fitzgerald 

John E. Kerrigan 

George A. Murray 

William J. Galvin 

William J. Galvin 

Thomas E. Linehan 

Thomas J. Hannon 

John E. Kerrigan 

John E. Kerrigan 

John B.Kelly 

John B. Kelly 

Thomas J. Hannon 

William F. Hurley 

William F. Hurley 

William F. Hurley 

Gabriel F. Piemonte 

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. Iannella. . 



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 

Gabriel F. Piemonte 
Gabriel F. Piemonte . . . 
Gabriel F. Piemonte. . . 
Patrick F. McDonough . 



Hawick, Scotland . Mar. 17, 1855 

Boston April 7, 1878 

Boston Feb. 8, 1878 

Boston Nov. 18, 1863 

Chelsea Aug. 14, 1873 

Boston June 16, 1867 

St. John, N. B. . . . Feb. 26, 1865 

Boston Jan. 21, 1864 

(See above) 

Boston Dec. 23, 1882 

Amesbury Sept. 22, 1876 

Boston June 24, 1870 

Boston Mar. 14, 1889 

Boston Dec. 11,1872 

Boston Aug. 12, 1885 

(See above) 

Gardiner, Me Aug. 6, 1880 

Boston Jan. 27, 1893 

Boston May 11, 1883 

Boston Aug. 21, 1889 

Boston Oct. 20, 1892 

Boston Dec. 20, 1890 

Charlestown Jan. 25, 1877 

(See above) 

Boston Nov. 28, 1895 

Boston July 18, 1882 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston Oct. 1,1907 

Boston Sept. 1, 1905 

Boston Jan. 31, 1904 

(See above) 

Boston June 28, 1904 

Boston Dec. 9,1900 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston July 21, 1904 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston Aug. 3,1895 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Boston Jan. 28, 1909 

Cohasset Feb. 26, 1917 

Boston Jan. 30, 1898 

(See above) 



Sept. 30, 1932 



May 
June 
July 
May 
Mar. 



17, 1926 
28, 1937 
31, 1950 

18, 1933 
13, 1926 



April 5, 1950 
Dec. 5, 1941 
Oct. 31, 1960 



Feb. 10, 1946 

Aug. 25, 1927 

June 13, 1958 

April 21, 1933 



April 25, 1943 
Oct. 25, 1961 



Aug. 14, 1961 



Mar. 19, 1965 



Mar. 15, 1965 



29, 1923 

18, 1923 

6, 1925 

18, 1920 



Boston Aug 

Boston Deo, 

Galway, Ireland. . .Feb, 

Boston Aug 

(See above) 

(See above) 

Province of Avel- 

lino, 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 

(See above) 

(See above) 

(See above) 

(See above) 



1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 
1916 
1917 
1918 
1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
1924 
1925 
1926 
1927 
1928 
1929 
1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 
1934 
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 
1965 
1966 
1967 
1968 
1969 
1970 
1971 
1972 
1973 



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



180 



Orators of Boston 

APPOINTED BY THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES 

For the Anniversary of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770 



1771 James Lovell 

1772 Dr. Joseph Warren 

1773 Dr. Benjamin Church 

1774 John Hancock 

1775 Dr. Joseph Warren 

1776 Rev. Peter Thacher 

1777 Benjamin Hichborn 



1778 Jonathan Williams Austin 

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 U, 1776 



1783 Dr. John Warren 

1784 Benjamin Hichborn 

1785 John Gardiner 

1786 Jonathan L. Austin 

1787 Thomas Dawes, jr. 

1788 Harrison Gray Otis 

1789 Rev. Samuel Stillman 

1790 Edward Gray 

1791 Thomas Crafts, jr. 

1792 Joseph Blake, jr. 

1793 John Quincy Adams 

1794 John Phillips 

1795 George Blake 

1796 John Lathrop 

1797 John Callender 

1798 Josiah Quincy 

1799 John Lowell, jr. 

1800 Joseph Hall 

1801 Charles Paine 

1802 Rev. William Emerson 

1803 William Sullivan 

1804 Dr. Thomas Danforth 

1805 Warren Dutton 

1806 Francis Dana Channing 

1807 Peter O. Thacher 

1808 Andrew Ritchie, jr. 

1809 William Tudor, jr. 

1810 Alexander Townsend 

1811 James Savage 

1812 Benjamin Pollard 

1813 Edward St. Loe Livermore 

1814 Benjamin Whitwell 

1815 Lemuel Shaw 

1816 George Sullivan 

1817 Edward T. Channing 

1818 Francis C. Gray 

1819 Franklin Dexter 

1820 Theodore Lyman, jr. 

1821 Charles G. Loring 

1822 John C. Gray 

1823 Charles Pelham Curtis 

1824 Francis Bassett 

1825 Charles Sprague 

1826 Josiah Quincy, Mayor 



1827 William Powell Mason 

1828 Bradford Sumner 

1829 James T. Austin 

1830 Alexander H. Everett 

1831 Rev. John G. Palfrey 

1832 Josiah Quincy, jr. 

1833 Edward G. Prescott 

1834 Richard S. Fay 

1835 George S. Hillard 

1836 Henry W. Kinsman 

1837 Jonathan Chapman 

1838 Rev. Hubbard Winslow 

1839 Ivers James Austin 

1840 Thomas Power 

1841 George Ticknor Curtis 

1842 Horace Mann 

1843 Charles Francis Adams 

1844 Peleg W. Chandler 

1845 Charles Sumner 

1846 Fletcher Webster 

1847 Thomas G. Carey 

1848 Joel Giles 

1849 William W. Greenough 

1850 Edwin P. Whipple 

1851 Charles Theodore Russell 

1852 Rev. Thomas Starr King 

1853 Timothy Bigelow 

1854 Rev. A. L. Stone 

1855 Rev. A. A. Miner 

1856 Edward Griffin Parker 

1857 Rev. William R. Alger 

1858 John S. Holmes 

1859 George Sumner 

1860 Edward Everett 

1861 Theophilus Parsons 

1862 George Ticknor Curtis 

1863 Oliver Wendell Holmes 

1864 Thomas Russell 

1865 Rev. Jacob M. Manning 

1866 Rev. S. K. Lothrop 

1867 Rev. George H. Hepworth 

1868 Samuel Eliot 

1869 Ellis W. Morton 

1870 William Everett 



181 



Orators of Boston — Concluded 



1871 Horace Binney Sargent 

1872 Charles Francis Adams, jr. 

1873 Rev. John F. W. Ware 

1874 Richard Frothingham 

1875 Rev. James Freeman Clarke 

1876 Robert C. Winthrop 

1877 William Wirt Warren 

1878 Joseph Healey 

1879 Henry Cabot Lodge 

1880 Robert Dickson Smith 

1881 George Washington Warren 

1882 John Davis Long 

1883 Rev. H. Bernard Carpenter 

1884 Harvey N. Shepard 

1885 Thomas J. Gargan 

1886 George Fred Williams 

1887 John E. Fitzgerald 

1888 William E. L. Dillaway 

1889 John L. Swift 

1890 Albert E. Pillsbury 

1891 Josiah Quincy 

1892 John R. Murphy 

1893 Henry W. Putnam 

1894 Joseph H. O'Neil 

1895 Rev. Adolph Augustus Berle 

1896 John F. Fitzgerald 

1897 Rev. Edward Everett Hale 

1898 Rev. Denis O'Callaghan 

1899 Nathan Matthews, jr. 

1900 Stephen O'Meara 

1901 Curtis Guild, jr. 

1902 Joseph A. Conry 

1903 Edwin D. Mead 

1904 John A. Sullivan 

1905 LeBaron B. Colt 

1906 Timothy W. Coakley 

1907 Rev. Edward A. Horton 

1908 Arthur D. Hill 

1909 Arthur L. Spring 

1910 James H. Wolff 

1911 Charles William Eliot 

1912 Joseph C. Pelletier 

1913 Grenville S. MacFarland 

1914 Rev. James A. Supple 

1915 Louis D. Brandeis 

1916 Joe Mitchell Chappie 

1917 Daniel J. Gallagher 

1918 William H. P. Faunce 

1919 Charles Ambrose DeCourcy 

1920 Jacob L. Wiseman 

1921 Lemuel H. Murlin 

1922 Jeremiah E. Burke 

1923 Rev. Charles W. Lyons 

1924 Rev. Dudley H. Ferrell 

1925 Thomas H. Dowd 



1926 Andrew J. Peters 

1927 William McGinnis 

1928 Edith Nourse Rodgers 

1929 Robert Luce 

1930 Herbert Parker 

1931 David I. Walsh 

1932 Robert E. Rogers 

1933 Joseph A. Tomasello 

1934 His Eminence William Car- 

dinal O'Connell, Arch- 
bishop of Boston 

1935 Albert Bushnell Hart 

1936 Faris S. Malouf 

1937 Louis J. A. Mercier 

1938 David I. Walsh 

1939 Stephen F. Chadwick 

1940 John P. Sullivan 

1941 Daniel L. Marsh 

1942 Gerald F. Coughlin 

1943 John W. McCormack 

1944 Francis Maloney 

1945 His Excellency Richardjf J. 

Cushing, 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. Canliam 

1963 General James M. Gavin 

1964 Louis Lyons 

1965 Alexander Brin 

1966 Philip J. McNiff 

1967 Daniel J. Finn 

1968 Robert C. Wood 

1969 Gerald F. O'Leary 

1970 Gabriel F. Piemonte 

1971 Frederick Homberger 

1972 John J- Moakley 



182 

INDEX 



Page 
A 

Administrative Services Department 49-52 

Air Pollution Control Commission 115 

Aldermen, Chairmen of the Board of, 1855 to 1909 . . 176-177 

Amended City Charter of 1909 (with Plan A Charter) . . 15-42 

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

Art Commission (Administrative Services Dept.) ... 51 

Assessing Department 52-54 

Board of Beview 54 

Attendance, Supervisors of (School Committee) ... 110 

Auditing Department 55 

Auditorium Commission 140 

B 

Back Bay Architectural Commission 138-139 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission 59-62 

Births, Begistrar of (City Clerk Dept.) 64-65 

Boards and Commissions of the City (alphabetical list) : 

Administrative Services Board 49 

Air Pollution Control Commission 115 

Appeal, Board of 57-58 

Art Commission 51 

Auditorium Commission T40 

Back Bay Architectural Commission 138-139 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission .... 59-62 

Boston Consumers' Council 115 

Boston Housing Authority 125-126 

Boston Bedevelopment Authority 130-137 

Boston Betirement Board 99-100 

Conservation Commission 116 

Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse .... 117 

Development and Industrial Commission .... 117 

Elderly, Commission on Affairs of the .... 146 

Election Commissioners, Board of 66-67 

Examiners, Board of 58-59 

Finance Commission 119 

Franklin Foundation Members 121-123 

Freedom Trail Commission 141 

Government Center Commission 141-142 

Health and Hospitals, Board of the Dept. of . 68-69 

Library Trustees 71 

Licensing Board 119-121 

Mental Betardation, Commission on .... 118 

Model Neighborhood Board 147 

Parks and Becreation Commission 76-77 



183 

Page 

Police Listing Board 67 

Public Improvement Commission 98 

Public Safety Commission 52 

Public Welfare, Overseers of the (see "Trustees of 

Charitable Donations") ...... 121 

Real Property Board 98 

Rent Board 147 

Review, Board of 53-54 

School Committee 108 

Sinking Funds, Board of Commissioners of 102-103 

Traffic and Parking Commission 100-101 

White Fund Trustees 124 

Youth Activities Commission 147 

Zoning Commission 62-64 

Boston City Record (official weekly of City) ... 35, 40, 41, 49 

Boston Consumers' Council 115 

Boston Housing Authority 125-130 

Boston Industrial Financing Authority 118 

Boston Metropolitan District 144 

Boston, origin and growth of 4-5 

Boston Redevelopment Authority 130-137 

Boston Retirement Board 99-100 

Brighton (Wards 21 and 22): 

Municipal Court of 153 

Public Schools in 109 

Budgets, Supervisor of 49, 50 

Building Code 57 

Building Department 55-64 

Beacon Hill Architectural Commission . . . 59-62 

Board of Appeal 57-58 

Board of Examiners 58-59 

Committee on Licenses . 59 

Zoning Commission (Building Dept.) .... 62-64 



C 

Cemetery Division, Park Department 90 

Charitable Donations, Trustees of, for Inhabitants of Boston 121 
Charlestown (Ward 2): 

Municipal Court of 154 

Public Schools in 109 

City Charter 15-42 

City Clerk Department 64-65 

City Council of 1972-1973 11 

Committees of, 1972 13 

Committees of, 1973 14 

Officers of 12 

President of 11, 174, 179 

City Council, Presidents of, 1910-1973 179 

City Government, 1972-1973 11 



184 



Page 



City Governments, 1909 to 1973 159-174 

City Hospital 68-69 

City Messenger (City Council) 12 

City officials of the executive departments .... 43-45 

City, origin and growth of 4-5 

City Proper (Wards 3 and 5): 

Public Schools in 109 

City Record (Boston Cily Record) 35, 40, 41, 49 

City Seal, origin of and present form 2-3 

City Solicitor, office of, abolished 70 

Civil Defense Department . . . . . . . . 65-66 

Clerk of Committees (City Council) 12 

Collecting Division (Treasury Dept.) 102 

Commission on Affairs of the Elderly 146 

Commission on Mental Retardation 118 

Committee on Foreclosed Real Estate 99 

Committee on Licenses (in Building Department) .... 59 
Common Council: 

Presidents of, 1822-1909 177-178 

Conservation Commission 116 

Coordinating Council on Drug Abuse 117 

Corporation Counsel (Law Dept.) 70-71 

Council on Aging (see "Commission on Affairs of the Elderly") . 146 
County of Suffolk : 

Auditor 149 

Commissioners 149 

Court House Commission 148 

District Attorney 149 

Treasurer 149 

Courts and Officers of: 

Land Court 150 

Register of Deeds 150 

Sheriff 150 

Credit Union, City of Boston Employees 143 

D 

Deaths, Registrar of (City Clerk Dept.) 64-65 

Deeds, Register of (Suffolk County) 150 

Departments of the City (alphabetical list): 

Administrative Services 49-52 

Assessing 52-54 

Auditing 55 

Building 55-64 

City Clerk 64-65 

Civil Defense 65-66 

Election 66-67 

Eire 67-68 

Health and Hospitals 68-69 

Housing Inspection 144-146 



185 



Page 



Law 70-71 

Library 71-76 

Licensing Board 119-121 

Parks and Recreation 76-90 

Penal Institutions 91 

Police 91-95 

Public Facilities 96 

Public Works 96-98 

Real Property . . . 98-99 

Retirement Board 99-100 

Traffic and Parking Department 100-101 

Treasury 101-103 

Veterans' Services 103 

Welfare (see "Trustees of Charitable Donations") . . . 121 

Development and Industrial Commission 117 

District Attorney (Suffolk County) 149 

Assistants 149 

Donations, Charitable, Trustees of, for Inhabitants of Boston . 121 

Dorchester (Wards 13-17): 

Municipal Court of 154 

Public Schools in . 109 

E 

East Boston (Ward 1): 

District Court of 154 

Public Schools in 109 

Elderly, Commission on Affairs of the 146 

Election Department 66-67 

Engineering Division (Public Works Dept.) 97 

Examiners, Board of (Building Dept.) 58-59 

Executive Departments of City 47-103 

Executive Officers, with term, etc 43-45 

F 

Finance Commission, Boston , 119 

Fire Department, with officials, etc . . 67-68 

Firemen's Relief Fund 68 

Fourth of July Orators appointed by City Government . . 180-181 

Franklin Foundation 121-123 

Franklin Institute of Boston 122-123 

Freedom Trail Commission 141 

G 

Government Center Commission 141-142 

Government of Boston, 1972-1973 . . . . ■ . . . 11 

Government of Boston, Members of, 1909-1973 .... 159-174 
Government of Boston, Organization of 47 



186 

Page 
H 

Health and Hospitals, Department of 68-69 

Highway Division (Public Works Dept.) 97 

Hospital Department (City Hospital) 68-69 

House of Correction, Deer Island 91 

Housing Authority, Boston 125-130 

Housing Inspection Department 144-146 

Hyde Park (Ward 18, part): 

Municipal Court of (with West Roxbury) . . . . 155 

Public Schools in 110 

I 

Industrial Commission, Development and 117 

Industrial Financing Authority, Boston 117 

Insolvency and Probate, Court of 152 

J 

Jailer and Sheriff (Suffolk County) 150 

Jamaica Plain (Ward 19): 

Public Schools in 109 

July Fourth, Orators appointed by the City . . . . . 180-181 

Justices of Municipal Courts 153-155 

Juvenile Court 155, 157 

L 

Land Court (Suffolk County) . 150 

Law Department 70-71 

Library Department 71-76 

Central and Branch Libraries of 72-76 

Officials and Trustees of 71 

Trust funds, appropriation, etc 74 

Volumes, number belonging and circulated .... 74 
License and Permit Fees: 

Board of Examiners (Building Dept.) 59 

Public Works Dept 96 

Licenses, Committee on (Building Dept.) 59 

Licensing Board, Boston 119-121 

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

Long Island Hospital (Hospital Dept.) ....... 69 

M 

Maintenance Branch (Public Works Dept.) 96 

Markets, Faneuil and Quincy Markets (in charge of Assistant 

Commissioner of Real Property) 98-99 

Marriage Certificates, Licenses (Registry Division, City Clerk 

Dept.) 64-65 

Mattapan: 

Public Schools in 110 



187 

Page 

Mayor: 

City Record (Editorial Office) 49 

Office, staff of 49 

Mayors of Boston, 1822 to Present Time 175 

Medical Examiners (Suffolk County) 158 

Mental Retardation, Commission on 118 

Model City Agency 147 

Monuments, Memorials, Statues 87-89 

Mortuaries (Suffolk County) 158 

Municipal Court: 

Boston Proper 153,156 

Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Roxbury .153-154 

Justices of (regular and special) 153-155 

South Boston, West Roxbury 155 

O 

Old South Association 144 

Orators of Boston since 1771 180-181 

Origin and Growth of Boston 4, 5 

Overseers of Public Welfare (see "Trustees of Charitable Donations") 121 

P 

Parks and Recreation Department 76-90 

Commissioners and chief officials of 76-77 

Penal Institutions Department 91 

Pensions for retired teachers 114 

Personnel, Supervisor of 49, 50 

Plan A Charter 15-42 

Police Department 91-95 

Commissioner and chief officials of 91 

Police Listing Board 67 

Printing Section (Purchasing Division) 50 

Probate and Insolvency, Court of 152 

Probation Officers (Suffolk County) 156-158 

Public Buildings (in charge of Assistant Commissioner of Real 

Property) 98-99 

Public Facilities Department 95-96 

Public Improvement Commission (Public Works Dept.) . . 98 

Public Library (Library Dept.) 71-76 

Public Safety Commission (Administrative Services Dept.) . . 52 

Public Works Department 96-98 

Engineering Division of 97 

Highway Division (includes former Bridge Division) . . 97 

Lamps, on streets 97 

Sanitary Division of 97 

Sewer Division of 97 

Water Division of 97 

Purchasing Agent 49-50 

Printing Plant 50 



188 

Page 
R 

Real Estate, Committee on Foreclosed 99 

Real Property Department 98-99 

Redevelopment Authority, Boston 130-137 

Refuse, removal of 96, 97 

Register of Deeds (Suffolk County) 150 

Registry Division (City Clerk) 64-65 

City Registrar of births, marriages and deaths . . . 64-65 

Rent Board 147 

Retirement Board, Boston 99-100 

Roslindale (Wards 20 and 21): 

Public Schools in 109 

Roxbury (Wards 8-12): 

Municipal Court of 154 

Public Schools in 109 

S 

Sanitary Division (Public Works Dept.) 97 

School Committee 108 

Department of, with officials 108-114 

Elementary and Intermediate School districts .... 109-110 

High and Latin Schools 109 

Industrial and special schools Ill 

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.) 97 

Sheriff of Suffolk County 150 

Sinking Funds, Board of Commissioners of 102-103 

South Boston (Wards 6 and 7): 

Municipal Court of 155 

Public Schools in 109 

South End (Wards 3, 4, 9): 

Public Schools in 109 

Suffolk County (County of Suffolk) 149-158 

Superior Court, justices and clerks of 151 

Supreme Judicial Court, justices and clerks of 151 

T 

Traffic and Parking Commission, Boston 100-101 

Traffic and Parking Department 100 

Treasury Department 101-103 

Collecting Division 102 

Treasury Division 102 

Trustees of Charitable Donations for Inhabitants of Boston . 121 

V 

Various City, County and State Officials 103 

Veterans' Graves and Registration, Supervisor of . . . . 106-107 
Veterans' Services Department 103 



189 

Page 

W 

Water Division (Public Works Dept.) 97 

Water used in 1967, average gallons daily 97 

Weights and Measures Division (Housing Inspection Dept.) .145-146 
Welfare Department (see "Trustees of Charitable Donations") . 121 
West Roxbury (Wards 19 and 20): 

Municipal Court of 155 

Public Schools in 109 

White Fund, George Robert . . 124-125 

Y 

Youth Activities Commission 147 

Z 

Zoning Code 56-57 

Zoning Commission (Building Dept.) 62-64 

Members of 63 



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