July 29, 1971
Accountant Dept to be Audited: Selectmen last night voted unanimously to request the state for a special audit of the town accountant’s department. The vote came on a motion by Selectman Berman, who said he was asking the action because of omission of the town accountant’s report from the 1970 Town Report, which resulted in a refusal by the voters to accept the report because it was not in the Report Book. Also missing from the Town Report was the town treasurer’s report, and the report of the Contributory Pension Board.
‘Stripper’ Trial Begins Aug. 10: Trial will begin Aug. 10 in Suffolk Superior Court on the “strip” dance controversy at Nantasket. The court set the date July 26 on agreement of counsel on both sides. James Doherty, owner of the Quincy House on Nantasket Avenue, is asking the court to restrain selectmen from restricting his entertainment license and to remove a ban that the board invoked several weeks ago. The ban was ordered on all entertainment licenses at the beach resort after residents protested to selectmen that “depraved entertainment programs were damaging the town’s image and violating the public sense of decency.”
MDC Restores Drinking Ban: Selectmen said last night that the Metropolitan District Commission has voted to revoke a recent regulation that permitted drinking of alcoholic beverages on the beach sands, and signs to that effect will be posted. The regulation was one of several made by the MDC last January in revising recreation rules at the parks and beaches under its jurisdiction. Selectmen David Berman and Wallace Richardson also reported that the MDC has agreed to “review the parking fee charges at Nantasket, and possible reduction may follow at a date to be decided.”
Analysis of Vets Relief Sought: Selectmen last night asked Veterans Agent William Nicholson to provide a detailed analysis of payments to veterans for the current year before they act on his request for supplementary funds of $45,000. Nicholson said the extra funds were needed due to increased demands from eligible veterans in financial difficulties because of strikes and unemployment. The original appropriation was $40,000.
Aquarium Sewage Disposal Plan Nixed: The Hull Health Board notified selectmen that it has disapproved a sewage disposal plan for a proposed $1 million aquarium complex on the site of Hurley’s Bath House, Nantasket. Health Director Joseph Lanata said that the project plan for a self-contained sewer treatment system did not have adequate land and that a tie-in with town sewer outfalls into the ocean is no longer allowed pending new sewer construction ordered by the state.
Housing Protest Lodged with Board: Selectmen heard a lengthy protest on admission of low- and medium-income housing in Hull by Mrs. Norrine Campadelli of Q Street, representing the Hull Improvement Association. Mrs. Campadelli said she referred particularly to the project planned by First Realty Co., of Boston, on the site of the former Hall Estate, off School Street, Nantasket, which she said has “been promised a federal loan under the rent supplement program, has obtained a building permit and may start construction in three weeks.” Mrs. Campadelli said the Hull Towers first project phase would include 168 apartment units, of which 42 would be one-bedroom and 126 two-bedroom units and that a second project, calling for a 249-unit tower, is in the planning phase.
Tax Rate Set at $90: The Hull Tax Rate has been set by the Assessors at $90 per thousand of valuation, an increase of $6 over the 1970 rate of $84. Chairman Nazzareno DiVito Jr. announced the rate as approved by the state tax commissioner Wednesday.
C.G. Asks Disposal of Station: Selectmen were advised yesterday by Cong. Hastings W. Keith that the Coast Guard wants to dispose of the old Point Allerton station at Stony Beach, which presently houses the anti-drug Project Turnabout under town lease for one year. Selectmen said they would request the General Services Administration to convey the property to town ownership.
Police Team Tops League: The Police Team is now in sole possession of first place, with a 5-3 record. Pitching is led by Jeff Kerr and Paul Mascioli. Strong hitting from Lyons and Bennette.