HHS graduates 196 on June 11: Hull High School’s Class of 1972 – largest graduating class in the school’s history, will receive 196 diplomas at graduation exercises in the school gym Sunday, June 11 at 3 p.m. President Warren E. Horsely will deliver the address and welcome, with honor essays by Howard B. Nellhaus and June Castle, and presentation of awards by Principal Thomas Ballerino and Assistant Principal Charles L. Weiner. Invocation will be given by Rev. Max Munro, the prayer by Rev. Fr. Leo Dwyer, and the benediction by Rabbi David Weisenberg. Superintendent Richard Charlton will present the class for graduation and school committee Chairman John M. Raftery will present the diplomas.
HRA opposes bank appeal: The Hull Redevelopment Authority plans to oppose an appeal of the Rockland Trust Co. to the Hull Appeals Board seeking to get a zoning variance for construction of a new branch bank in the Hull First Renewal Area, in a location next to DiTullio Oil Company’s office. Bank officials purchased the property some months ago, but later discussed the Monument Square Plaza location as set forth in the HRA’s renewal plan. A few weeks ago, RT President John Gaughey notified the HRA in effect that the bank needed more land than available at Monument Square and was, therefore, reactivating the DiTullio area plan.
500 hail Hull school athletes: Hull High School athletes in all categories were commended by coaches and school officials and honored by continuous applause from a crowd of 500 at the Hull Boosters Club’s annual sports banquet at The Surf June 5. Although the event finally proved “Orr-less” due to the hospitalization of the Boston Bruins super star for surgery, his absence was almost forgotten as accolades and honors accumulated for Hull’s stars of football, baseball, hockey and track.
MDC island still waterless: The MDC’s Georges Island in Boston Harbor is naturally surrounded by seawater but has not been without drinking water or operable toilet facilities for more than a year due to a broken pipe connecting to the Hull water system at Channel Street. Mrs. Charlotte Goldman, a concession operator at the island, said that the pipe was repaired by a contractor once, but was broken again presumably by dragging apparatus on a fishing trawler. The island has been a popular center for outings and tourists ever since it was opened to the public by the MDC, and its historic Civil War ramparts and tunnels are a continual attraction for history fans.
Music Circus opens 22nd year June 17: The South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset begins its 22nd season on June 17 when the Irish Rovers and Pat O’Brien will touch off the Third Annual Irish Music Festival. The following Monday, June 19, the weekly shows will be heralded by Dom DeLuise in Neil Simon’s comedy hit, “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” The Music Circus, directed by Ronald Rawson, will offer 11 weekly attractions highlighted by the exclusive Boston-area appearance of the magic Mr. Robert Goulet, beginning Monday, June 26. Other stars for the 1972 season include the team of Sandler and Young, movie star Mitzi Gaynor, Mary Travers, Carmel Quinn, and Sergio Franchi.
Ordered to Remove Buildings: Two Hull property owners have been ordered by Building Commissioner Stanley MacLeod to either remove or remedy the unsafety of two buildings. Mr. MacLeod notified Gem Properties Inc. that a building at 271 Nantasket Ave. is “dangerous, abandoned, unsafe and unfit for occupancy under Chapter 143, Section 7 of the General Laws” and gave the owner until noon of the day following receipt of notice to either remove or repair the premises. MacLeod set a similarly worded order to Richard B. Santos regarding property at 18 Park Ave.
To report on project status: At a meeting Monday, the Hull Redevelopment Authority voted unanimously to issue a status report on the progress of Project One of Hull renewal within a few weeks. Chairman Gould said that the authority on Monday also adopted a new policy wherein a section of each meeting will be set aside for questions by anyone attending the meetings on the subject of Hull renewal in general, and answers by the authority chairman or members.
News Briefs: Clerk Janet Bennett substituted for Executive Secretary Bill Connor at selectmen’s meeting, due to Connor’s illness… Another meeting on use of municipal building spaces, notably the rooms vacated by the Welfare Department, whose staff has been moved to the Quincy regional headquarters, again proved futile when only two members of the Planning and Building Committee, George Bradford and Milton Cooper, attended. Selectmen will try again next Tuesday.