$200M Bay Development Plan: Another plan for Nantasket Bay development, similar in many respects to others previously offered, was outlined to nearly 100 persons last night by developer Jack Welles, who placed a price tag of $200 million on the project. Welles, a former Nantasket resident and now resident of Construction Advisors, of Washington, D.C., said the Nantasket Park complex would include high-rise apartments with 2,140-room units, office building, shopping center, hospital, theater, garage for 2,000 cars, and a possible school site on 90 acres of Washington Boulevard in the bay area. He estimated tax revenue to the town would exceed $900,000 per year and said the project would be built entirely with private funds “with no cost to the town” except for the land (Nantasket Pier and bay areas on both sides).
Custody of Library Goes to Trustees: The selectmen, on the advice of town counsel, voted last night to transfer custody of the Hull Public Library to the library trustees on Jan. 1, 1972, and meanwhile will repair the library dome and make other repairs of up to $4,500. Trustees Chairman Edmund Noonan said that more funds will be needed, and the board may seek them from the Finance Commission. The town bought the building from the heirs of John Boyle O’Reilly for $6,000 in 1913. In other action, the selectmen voted to call a public hearing May 5 on a request by Seward Smith for temporary use of a mobile home until his house at 178 Brockton Circle is completed.
Businesspeople Strategize: At a meeting this week of the newly formed Hull Merchants Association, under the chairmanship of Arnold Goldstein, a three- point program for the immediate future was proposed. Recognizing that a major problem exists with parking, not only in the Kenberma area but in other areas along Nantasket Avenue, Mr. Goldstein said that the association is negotiating with local property owners for the lease of lands to offer some relief to this program.
Med Center Start Seen Soon: Architect Kenneth Parry, of Quincy, was recently authorized by the Hull Medical Center’s board of directors to complete final plans and specifications so that construction of the medical center on George Washington Boulevard could begin this summer. According to Parry, site development and foundation plans will be ready to go out to bid within three weeks, and groundbreaking is expected during the month of June.
Youth Commission Organizes: The first official meeting of the newly formed Hull Youth Commission was held Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the Memorial School cafeteria. The first order of business was the election of officers, which placed Dan Henderson in the office of chairman, Edward Resnick as vice chairman, and Francis Finn as secretary.
Honor Society Inducts Members: On Wednesday evening, April 14, 18 new members were inducted into the Corona chapter of the National Honor Society at Hull High School. Official pins and membership cards were presented to: Janet Apostolu, Lisa Baglione, June Castle, Ira Cohen, Gary Gale, Robert Greenblatt, Terri Healey, Thomas McClutchy, Lawrence McCusker, Mary Means, Patricia Nealon, Howard Nellhaus, William Quattlebaum, Marlene Rosenthal, Sheryl Stone, Susan Sullivan, Cheryl Wasik, and Susan Zax.
News Briefs: Selectman and Mrs. David Berman and the Ken Alperts, all of Manomet Avenue, are enjoying a vacation on Martinique Island. … Bruce Minevitz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Minevitz, of Allerton, has been accepted by Harvard University and will enter the freshman class next fall. Bruce is a senior honor student at Thayer Academy in Braintree. … An offer by the Hull Knights of Pythias, through Cmdr. Lawrence Kellem, to clean up and beautify 8,000 square feet of town land in the Brockton Circle area at a cost of $750 was accepted with thanks by the selectmen. … Bill Eaton, gas station operator at Nantasket Pier, saw two youths running off with a can of gas, gave chase, and recovered the gas after lecturing the youths.
Serving on the committee … of the Mah Jong tournament being sponsored by South Shore Auxiliary of Jewish Memorial Hospital on May 3-5 in Lebanon, Conn., is Mrs. Bea Arnold, of 41 J St. Proceeds from this fundraising event will benefit the research and medical care program of the hospital.