As published in The Hull-Nantasket Times
Compiled by John J. Galluzzo
Thursday, September 28, 1972
HRA reverts to original plan: The Hull Redevelopment Authority is expected to vote to return to the original plan for development of Project One, and cancel the controversial plan revisions. HRA Chairman Charles E. Gould said this morning, “This is our thinking right now, and it could be formally voted at our next meeting Oct. 2. We had adopted the revisions only to have leeway in negotiations with developers. But with the planning board and selectmen opposed to some of the revisions although HUD approved them, the HRA right now views seriously the delays and stalling which are blocking the plan execution. By reverting to the original plan we hope to clear all obstacles and expedite interviews with developers, selection of a developer or developers, and effect clearance and construction improvements which the majority of Hull’s people desire, and by their vote of 1968 have ordered,” said Gould.
Special session for youth voters: Town Clerk John Francis Darcy has announced that there will be a special voter registration for high school students this Friday, Sept. 29 at the high school between the hours of 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. This special opportunity for high school students to register is being offered in cooperation with high school Principal Thomas Ballerino.
Dr. Kagan resigns: Dr. Samuel Kagan has resigned from the board of health in a letter to the board chairman, John J. Mahoney. Mr. Mahoney stated today that Dr. Kagan, who recently retired from active practice of medicine several years ago “is now involved in traveling that will make him absent from Hull for many months at a time. He feels that under these conditions, in the best interest of the town, he should be replaced.” Dr. Kagan, who was appointed in 1963 to complete the unexpired term of the late John D. Beal, was re-elected to three-year terms in 1964, 1967, and 1970. His current term will expire in March, 1973.
Grid team cruises: The Hull High School football team will cruise up Boston Harbor to play a non-league game with Thompson’s Island Academy Saturday, Sept, 30. A Mass. Bay Lines boat for players, coaches, and spectators will leave Pemberton Pier at noon, arriving at the island at 12:45 p.m. and returning immediately after the game. Adult and children’s fare, 75 cents. Coach Farrington and the staff were elated at the second half strength shown by the Hull team, which fell only six points short of tying or defeating a strong St, Mary’s of Lynn team.
HEAL Paper Drive Oct. 1: This Sunday, Oct. 1, the Hull Ecology Action League will hold its first of four recycling paper drives. The purpose of these drives is to collect waste paper, which would normally be burned or buried. It will then be turned over to a paper will where it will be bleached, pulverized, and reprocessed into new paper. In order for this type of drive to be successful, massive quantities of paper must be recycled. Therefore, it is important that each of us save all our old newspapers, magazines, etc., for this drive.
$100 Raised for Jimmy Fund: The recent softball games between the Hull firemen and the Ft. Duvall National Guard raised $100 for the Jimmy Fund. “After the collection from the spectators, the players on both sides chipped in to make the total,” said Earl Nugent, manager of the firemen’s team, who also played in the game. The team manager also said that next season it is planned to provide all pinch-hitters with leg supports to prevent charley-horse sprains at critical points in games.
Youth Activities: 505 Nantasket Ave. That is the address of the new Hull Youth Center. Yes, the day has finally come when the Hull Youth Commission, after months of searching, finally located a building to permanently house the Hull Youth Center. The new building for the Hull Youth Center has been carefully studied by the YAC and the youth commission in separate meetings and a joint meeting last Thursday night, to prepare and plan for the best possible use of the available space. By the time this Youth Center News and Forum is published there will be a sign on the building and in one of the windows there will be a large floor plan of the proposed use of the rooms. Due to the fantastic generosity of John Gould on Manomet Avenue and William McLearn of Y Street, we now have two professional carpenters who have volunteered their time to help the young people fix up our building.