Medical Center Report Sought: Selectmen last night voted, on suggestion of former member Leonard Colten, to request a detailed report from the Medical Center Corp. regarding its latest status toward completion. Colten, who is a member of the center’s directors as are selectmen by virtue of their office, urged that a public meeting be called “to determine just where the medical center stands. The public has contributed $68,000, and they have a right to know.” Atty. Lawrence Kellem, of the medical center board, told the Times yesterday that final plans and specifications for the center building on Washington Boulevard will go out to bid with five selected firms involved.
Renewal Contract Signed: A new phase of Hull history was enacted Tuesday evening when Hull Redevelopment Authority Chairman Charles E. Gould signed a $2.5 million contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, thus officially launching the first Hull renewal project. The authority, with all members present, then resolved to approve execution of Project One’s 30 acres from Monument Square to Water Street and to authorize the issuance of federally guaranteed notes to finance the project.
Transfer Funds for Veterans: The Hull Finance Committee voted Tuesday to transfer $4,990.25 from the Reserve Fund to the veterans’ benefits account to meet claims for the month of September. Also voted was $280 to the Appeals Board hearings for the rest of the year. The FinCom, with David Silva presiding, also discussed a motion for an article in the Sept. 27 town meeting warrant asking $25,000 for veterans’ benefits for the final quarter of 1971. Funds for a $12,000 bill for the veterans’ hospitalization will be sought under unpaid bills.
Fallon Absence Noted: Selectman Martin A. Fallon, who resigned two weeks ago as chairman of the board, did not attend the Sept. 8 meeting. Mr. Fallon resigned for business reasons, stating at the time he was accepting a position that expanded duties, would carry him from Florida to New England. He left the public wondering as to whether he will remain as a member of the board until his term expires next March, although he has not ruled out the possibility. However, he has sold his home on Strawberry Hill, and his wife and family are presently in Florida.
Another Means Named Deputy: Fire Chief Roger Means, who retires Oct. 1, said Wednesday that he has appointed his brother, Capt. Kervyn (“Jeff”) Means, to the position of deputy fire chief as of Sept. 5, pending an exam. Jeff Means, who has been acting deputy chief since the retirement of John Greene, will be raised to the rank of acting chief of the department as of Oct. 1, pending a Civil Service exam.
Hull Girl Makes Miss American Bid: Miss Massachusetts was off to Atlantic City, N.J., Sunday, with high hopes of being crowned Miss America in the national contest to be held next Sunday night. Now residing at 135 Manomet Ave., the handsome Deborah Ann O’Brien, a 22-year-old honors graduate of Oberlin College, Ohio, was accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. O’Brien, formerly of Millis and Weymouth. Also on the flight was her brother Tommy, 14, who said, “I’m very proud of my sister, and I think she’ll win.”
Paragon Wins Championship: The Paragon Park team won the Jr. Baseball League championship with an 8-2 victory over the Firefighters as star pitcher Frank Treiger hurled a no-hit game Sept. 2 at Bayside. In honors ceremonies after the series, Paragon manager Larry Kellem and his team were presented the Bob Mitchell Memorial Trophy; Jimmy Mandell, the Firefighters manager, accepted the Nate Mandell Trophy given in memory of his father. Post- game ceremonies included selection of Bobby Bonastelli of the N.L. and Jim Roche of the A.L. as the Most Valuable Players in the game, and they received box seats for next Sunday’s Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
Painting With a History Donated: An original painting, “Town Landing,” by the late artist Miss Ruth Farrington, a direct descendant of Isaac Allerton for whom Point Allerton was named 350 years ago, has been presented to the Hull Historical Society to be raffled off at the Allerton Commemoration Day on Sept. 26.