Interim Medical Center Gets State OK: Medical Center Corp. President Frank Kerr said yesterday that state agency clearance has been received for interim medical clinic facilities beneath Dr. Silva’s dental offices at Waveland. “The clearance from the Bureau of Medical Resource Development of the state Health Department was necessary because we are designating Dr. Sidney Dushan as an employee in his status as clinic director,” said Mr. Kerr. “Awaiting the clearance cost us two weeks in renovating the location, but we now expect the interim facilities will be operating within two weeks,” added Kerr.
Local Man’s Death Shows Need for Center: The start of an interim medical center in Hull will come none too soon for an increasingly anxious public. The critical need of these facilities during the wait for a permanent center was tragically pointed up in the death of a local resident Monday. Benny Mendelson was trying to drive himself to a hospital for treatment when he was further stricken on Washington Boulevard and died in his truck at the roadside.
Patrolman Named Acting Sergeant: Patrolman Ralph Comeau was promoted to acting sergeant by selectmen on Dec. 23, on a 2-1 vote, with Chairman Richardson and Selectman Ryan favoring Comeau while Selectman Berman voted for Patrolman-Detective John Zullo. Comeau, with 17 years’ service on the force, had 79-plus in a recent Civil Service exam, only two points behind Zullo, another service veteran, who scored 81-plus; Frank Yannizzi Jr., had 80-plus.
Youth Welcome Center’s Opening: Hull’s first town-sponsored youth center, in the Quincy House at Monument Square, opened for the first time Dec. 23 in the afternoon for junior high school young people and in the evening for senior high school students. The building was made available for temporary use by the owners in a lease to the town for a token fee. The response of Hull’s youth to their new temporary facility is, to say the least, overwhelming. The center was packed with young people all day and into the evening, dancing to the jukebox, playing pool, ping-pong, and cards, and just talking together in groups.
Fund Request Tabled: The Finance Committee has tabled a Youth Commission request for $1,617 operating expenses for the temporary youth center at the Quincy House. Clerk Joseph Chase said the committee awaits more information on the request, which includes insurance costs. Selectmen last week, on a 2-1 vote, finally approved a lease of the property with a token fee of $1 per week to the owners. Selectman Berman dissented, asking for more facts on who will be accountable for expenses of the project.
Honor Society Induction: The Corona chapter of the National Honor Society of Hull High School has elected new members for 1971-1972. Selection is based on character, leadership, scholarship, and service under norms established by the National Honor Society in Washington, D.C. The seniors elected are: Mary Folan, Elise Fox, Sharon Francer, Ann Nason, Susan Shwom, and Maureen Welch. Juniors chosen are: Janice Cohen, Steven Freeman, Amy Fried, Carol Haley, Maria Judge, Steven Karpas, Eileen Kramer, Stephen LaBreck, Meryl Lemack, Ann McNamara, Kevin McNamara, Karen Peterson, and Irene Vafides.
House Burned by Firemen: A house at 10½ Spring St., taken recently by the town by eminent domain for sewer project clearance, was burned under the supervision of Hull firemen Tuesday morning. Town taking of the former Redman property, at a voted price of $12,500, is now in litigation, with the owners asking a higher settlement. Another house on the site, formerly owned by Mr. Al Smith, who received $15,500 in the taking process, was removed by the Highway Department several weeks ago. The cleared land will be the site of a new sanitary treatment plant, with neutralized effluent outlet pipes into the ocean.
Two Held in Pharmacy Break-in: Two men were committed to Plymouth Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail each in Hingham Court Monday on Hull police charges of breaking and entering in the night time. Officer Dennis Nichols saw the men in Nelson’s Pharmacy late Sunday evening as he was trying doors. He radioed for aid and was joined by Sgt. Kenneth Cowen and officers Osgood and Spencer as the men were arrested. It was the second break at the pharmacy at 529 Nantasket Ave. recently.
Santa Fund Aided: The children and faculty of the Leonard L. Damon School held a fundraising project for the “Globe Santa” this year The teachers donated their baby pictures, and the pupils and faculty tried to identify them. Prizes were awarded at each grade level.