Better Interest Rate Advocated: Selectman Berman again declined to approve town borrowing of $300,000 as the town’s share of the Project One renewal, stating he wanted to “wait until about Jan. 1, when interest rates will be more favorable.” David Miller, of the Hull Redevelopment Authority, who has repeatedly asked selectmen to authorize the loan, again advised against “pressing too close to the federal deadline,” which directs the town to come up with its share within six months of the project execution stage that began with the federally approved contract about two months ago.
Hull Towers Sues Town Board: Hull Towers Co., owner of the Hall Estate Nantasket site where 240 units of low-income housing are planned, has filed a lawsuit against the town’s Planning Board. A petition to the Superior Court on Nov. 24, brought by Atty. George C. Caner Jr., of the Boston law firm of Ropes & Gray on behalf of owners of record, Mary L. Cassani and Max R. Kargman, asks the court to nullify a Nov. 9 action by the Hull Planning Board, which rescinded a previous approval of the building plans. Planning Board Chairman Thomas C. Cox said Sunday that the rescinding action was taken when it was discovered that the plans did not conform with the lot frontage requirements of the town’s zoning laws.
Vets’ Benefits Account Gets Boost: At a special town meeting in the Memorial School Monday, 202 Hull residents voted unanimously to appropriate $15,000 for the Veterans’ Benefits account for the rest of 1971. The voters also approved supplementary funds transfers of $6,000 to Police Department salaries, $3,500 for Highway Department expenses, and $2,000 for elections and town meetings for the rest of the year.
Police Seek Pay Hike: The Hull Police Salary Committee last night requested that selectmen insert articles in the March town meeting warrant calling for a 15 percent base pay hike in all ranges except for the chief’s salary, which is now regulated by state law. The articles would amend the town’s job classification bylaw, retroactive to Jan. 1, 1972. The committee also requested articles calling for a 7 percent increase for officers assigned to night duties and a revision in the time required to reach maximum pay from the present five years to three years.
Probe Won’t Halt Town Election: Hull Town Clerk John Francis Darcy said yesterday that the ongoing probe of the circumstances of apparently false signatures on requests for absentee ballots will not prevent the conduct of the Dec. 13 special election for selectman. “The election will proceed as scheduled, although the probe into the causes of the false signatures is continuing in an investigation by the Hull and State Police,” said Darcy. He further emphasized that absentee ballots continue to be sent to all valid applicants at the addresses where requested.
Employees to Vote on Health Plan: Selectmen last night voted to poll town employees on a medical-surgical hospital coverage plan for 1972, after the board voted to sign a renewal contract with Blue Cross-Blue Shield at current premium rates, effective Jan. 1, 1972. The employees also will decide whether they want bidding on the coverage for which the town shares the cost with the employees.
School Com Candidate: Atty. David L. Dray today announced his candidacy for the School Committee vacancy, caused by the resignation of Neil Dushan and to be filled in March 1972.
Fireman Injured in a Fall: Hull firefighter Robert Neal Jr. was in good condition today at South Shore Hospital after he was injured in a fall while fighting a fire at 38 Samoset Ave. early today. Neal fell about 20 feet from the roof of the 2½-story wooden frame home of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Stern. The fire extensively damaged a first-floor area and caused the owners and their son Bruce, 21, to evacuate the residence.
Hull Rabbi Wins Praise From Ireland: Rabbi David H. Weisenberg was pleasantly surprised to receive a letter of congratulations and praise from the Chief Rabbinate of Ireland, written by the Very Rev. Dr. Isaac Cohen, B.A., Ph. D. It seems that several weeks ago Harold Masterman, of Hull, was on a business trip to Ireland and presented a copy of Rabbi Weisenberg’s book, “The Jewish Way,” which was published by the Christopher Publishing House in Quincy.
Sports Breakfast Honors HHS Team: The Annual Lou Cohen Memorial Breakfast was held Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Boyer Auditorium. The breakfast, sponsored by the Hull Lodge of B’Nai B’rith, honored the high school football team, its cheerleaders, and majorettes.