Health board action halted: Dr. Horton A. Kelley, recently elected member of the Board of Health, said today that he will ask that a motion which called for elimination of the position of Health Director Joseph Lanata, be rescinded when the board meets in April. The motion was originally made by Dr. Samuel Kagan at a special meeting March 5 and tentatively seconded by Dr. Kelley, with Chairman John Mahoney concurring. Motion made by Dr. Kagan: 1. That the position of Health Director be eliminated. 2. That a member of the Board of Health be appointed to act as Health Agent for the purpose of inspections and issuances of various licenses. 3. To rehire the Health Nurse and secretary and to renew the contract with the physiotherapist. 4. That the secretary of Health Nurse notify a member of the board for any health problems and/or C.W.O. problem. 5. That Mr. Mahoney be re-elected chairman of the board.
Plaza building aimed for 1973: HRA Chairman Charles E. Gould confirmed an estimate during Monday’s meeting by HRA Planner John Brown that “construction of the new business plaza in the Monument Square area will start within the next year to 18 months.” Gould said the authority plans to build the plaza behind the present store block after selection of a final development plan, and to demolish the present building on completion of the new complex. “This will simplify relocation of the tenants and owners in the present Monument Square block,” said Gould.
Conflict on use of road funds: A conflict between the Board of Selectmen and the Hull Redevelopment Authority resulted when selectmen read a letter from Redevelopment Authority Chairman Charles E. Gould, stating that the authority planned on using Chapter 90 funds for upgrading of Nantasket Avenue in Town Center Project Area 1. Selectmen seriously questioned the authority for the HRA to use Chapter 90 funds and sent a letter to the authority urging no further action until a joint meeting is held April 3, and expressing their doubt to the availability and accessibility to Chapter 90 funds.
Ecology “Heal-In” at school Sunday: This Sunday, March 26, the Hull Ecology Action League will present “an Environmental HEAL-IN – A Day for Ecology.” This all-afternoon convention-type program promises to be a most interesting and informative show. Among the speakers will be Prof. J. Rosson Overcash, chairman, Department of Earth Science, Northeastern University; Mr. Peter Bathuly, Environmental Engineer; also Mr. Richard Ryan, V.P. Maloney Assoc., Hingham.
Hockey captain: The Hull High Hockey Team has chosen center Paul Allen to captain the squad for the coming season (1972-73). Paul has been a starter for three years with a total production of 16 goals and 32 assists in 42 games played. Paul played wing as a freshman but moved to center as a sophomore where he also played this past season, helping Hull High to the South Shore League regular season and playoff championships and an undefeated season (13-0-1) with an output of 11 goals and 15 assists, second only to Mike Trubia in team scoring.
Ask action on dog problem: In a recent letter to selectmen, the Pt. Allerton Association urged action on the dog problem. “Gentlemen: We respectfully request that you initiate immediate action to alleviate the dog control problem which, in our opinion, has reached crisis proportions within our community. As you know, children and adults alike are being menaced daily by uncontrolled dogs which now run in packs of as many as 15 animals. The danger is obvious and serious. Before a child is badly mauled or killed, we believe the problem should be brought under control.”
Selectmen’s meeting: Mr. Ronald E. Gale, 5 Fairmount Way, Hull, informed the board that the Conservation Commission had purchased the 1,375 trees to be planted around the Hull area and for starting a Hull nursery. The following trees were purchased: 1,000 Japanese Black Pine, 100 Scottish Pine, 50 Colorado Blue Spruce, 25 Bristley Locust, 25 Autumn Olive, 25 Tatarican Honeysuckle, 50 Black Walnut, 50 Black Locust, and 50 Eastern White Pine.
Reach state finals: Mr. Thomas L. Ballerino, principal of Hull High School, said that seven students successfully competed this past weekend in the State Speech and Debate competition. As a result, the seven students will compete in the finals at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on April 1.
As published in The Hull-Nantasket Times
Compiled by John J. Galluzzo