September 2, 1971
Occupancy Bylaw Has an Impact: On April 14, 1969, Hull residents voted that a bylaw be enacted to cause all owners of rental dwellings to apply to the Board of Health for an annual certificate of winter occupancy. During the past three years, annual applications for nearly 700 rental dwellings have been received and inspections were made by the Board of Health. As a result of the inspections, more than 100 violations were noted and corrected. Because of serious violations that were not corrected, 16 dwellings were condemned as unfit for human occupancy. Sixty dwellings with less serious violations have been issued temporary probationary certificates and given an opportunity to eliminate violations during a period not to exceed 30 days. Failure to correct violations will result in further action.
3,000-plus Enrolled for School Opening: The Hull school system will begin its new year Sept. 8 with 3,130 pupils enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12, staffed by 165 teachers including 18 replacements and five new teachers. “We are preparing as effectively as possible to provide each child with a meaningful educational program,” said School Superintendent Richard Charlton. “Plans will be flexible due to the increased enrollment. Lack of space is still a formidable problem, but we are making a maximum effort to utilize existing facilities to the best educational advantage.” The enrollment of 3,130 is an increase of 55 pupils over Sept. 1, 1970, but is expected to increase further by Oct. 1 when late arrivals and transfers are added in the official report to the state Department of Education.
Renewal Plan Nears Implementation: The first project of Hull’s four-phase renewal plan cleared its final hurdle with a loan and grant contract from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Monday. Hull Redevelopment Authority Chairman Charles E. Gould said the contract activates $3,007,562 in federal funds for clearance, relocation, and land development on 30 acres of Nantasket from Monument Square to Water Street. Gould said the HRA will meet Sept. 7 to sign the contract and vote execution of Project One, which is expected to increase tax revenue by $4.5 million in the area.
State Studies Aquarium Proposal: The Waterways Division of the state Department of Public Works on Tuesday took under study the Nantasket Aquarium plan after a brief hearing in which details of the sewage disposal method were heard and no objections were voiced. Atty. Lawrence Kellem outlined the plan for aquarium builders Kenneth Tong, of Hull, and George Nadaff, of Newton and described a proposed sewer connection with town pipes now emptying into the ocean and construction of a pipe under the MDC beach to convey sea water to and from the aquarium tanks. The sewer connection plan was rejected by the Hull Board of Health and is now before the state Water Pollution Control Board and the Department of Natural Resources. “Final solution may be a self-contained sanitary sewage treatment system,” said Mr. Tong.
Sea Scout Now a Coast Guardsman: A 1971 graduate of Hull High School on Aug. 30 became the first Hull Sea Scout to join the U.S. Coast Guard Service. In ceremonies at the Hull Coast Guard Station, CWO Norman Rogers administered the oath to Robert S. Nash, 17, of 34 Ocean Ave., Hull. Present at the ceremony and later at a reception in the Coast Guard building were: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart A. Nash; five brothers and four sisters of Nash; and several friends. Nash served as a boatswain in the Sea Scout Troop formed under Coast Guard auspices two years ago.
Firefighters-Paragon Series Tied: The Hull Jr. Baseball League was tied 1-1 as of press time, with the final game for the championship scheduled for 5 p.m. today. Hull Firefighters, American League champions, evened the score Wednesday night after defeating Paragon 6-5; Paragon had tied the game in the fifth inning. A strong comeback by the Firefighters, after losing the opener to Paragon on Monday, is attributed to a day’s outing on all the rides at Paragon Park Tuesday as guests of Larry Stone, plus a barbecue at Bayside the same evening.
Point Allerton Officers Voted In: At its annual meeting Aug. 29, the 18-year-old Point Allerton Association elected officers: Robert Tonis, president; Jeff Means, vice president; Betty Roberts, treasurer; and Esther Hanna, secretary. At the session held on the lawn of the home of outgoing president Steve Mahoney, the members also voted $25 for the Hull Historical Society.
Choir Set for Holiday Services: At the religious services during this year’s High Holidays, Temple Beth Sholom of Hull will feature a professional choir under the direction of Nathan Stein, of Winthrop, who will assist Cantor Asher Held, of New York City.