April 15, 1971 

Editorial on the Piers Problem: While waiting for urban renewal, many Hull residents are wondering about other town revenue sources such as rental or sale of presently owned town piers. Nantasket Pier, of course, is the focal point of development plans both private and public in the so-called Phase Three of Hull renewal areas and…

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April 8, 1971 

boNew CG Boats Get Workouts: Two hundred faster, longer, and better-equipped patrol boats will go into Coast Guard service on both U.S. coasts in 1972, at a cost of about $200,000 each. The new craft will replace boats in service for 20 or more years. Coast Guard inspectors are now testing three 42-foot aluminum models…

April 1, 1971

April 1, 1971Code Change Could Spur Renewal: The state building code is being reviewed and amended at the state Department of Public Safety’s Board of Standards to conform with national codes and is expected to become law in June 1971, when it is filed with the secretary of state, and after a public hearing. Hull…

March 25, 1971 

Summer Residents Head to Court: Sixteen summer property owners have brought suit in the Massachusetts Land Court against the town, seeking to enjoin and restrain enforcement of the recently amended Hull zoning bylaw. The building commissioner, town clerk, selectmen, and others have been named as respondents in the suit, which focuses on a protest of…

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March 18, 1971

Renewal Plan Bogged Down: Town officials went into closed session at a Hull Redevelopment Authority meeting Monday on the subject of continued delay in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s final approval for Renewal Project One of the renewal plan. Conferring in the session were Selectman Fallon, Building Inspector MacLeod, HRA Chairman Gould,…

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March 11, 1971 

Berman Elected; Record Vote Cast: Boston banking executive and Hull native son David E. Berman, 31, was elected selectman, by a margin of 33 votes, in a sensational victory over incumbent Simmy Hartstone in the town election Monday. The hard-fought contest, featuring one of the most colorful and controversial campaign periods in Hull election history,…

March 4, 1971 

Charter, Selectmen Top the Ballot: Decisions on the charter issue and the selectman’s contest were stirring public interest on the eve of the Hull election Monday, March 8, when more than 3,500 voters are expected to cast ballots. With a new record registration of 5,233 voters, veteran observers are predicting a 65-70 percent turnout due…

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February 25, 1971 

Voters Face Record Budget: About 20 percent of Hull’s 5,233 registered voters are expected to attend the annual town meeting March 1 at the Memorial School to act on a warrant that reflects a total expense of $5,335,294, the highest in town history and $340,349 higher than last year. Of the total budget, $2,851,744 is for…

February 18, 1971 

Extension Asked on State Order: Town Counsel Haskell Lampke, at the request of the selectmen, has asked the state Water Pollution Control Division for a 90-day extension of an order to call a special town meeting March 31 to raise funds for a sewer extension. The extension request was made under General Laws provisions set forth…

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February 11, 1971

Fin Com OKs $5.3M Budget: The Hull Finance Committee has completed its recommendations on warrant articles for the March 1 town meeting with a total budget approval for $5,335,924, Town Accountant Joseph E. Chase said today. The committee also urges changing the dates of the annual town meeting and election to the second and third Mondays…