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CITY COUNCIL OF BOSTON
FOR THE YEAR
Commencing Monday, January 2, 1899, and ending Saturday, December 30, 1899
BEING REPRINTS OF REPORTS AS PUBLISHED BY CONTRACT IN THE
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
FOR THE YEAR COMMENCING JANUARY 2, 1899, AND ENDING DECEMBER 30, 1899.
(Preceding figure indicating page, a signifies Alderman, c Common Council.)
A and B streets.
lamp in passageway: Louis Berenson et als., petition a 325
A, West Fifth and B streets.
poles: See Postal Telegraph Cable Company
sidewalk: Francis C. Creber, petition a 373-granted a 404
sidewalk: H. A. Lucas, petition a 433
Abbott, Louis F.
bay-window and cornice, Parker Hill ave., petition withdrawn a 305
Aberdeen District, Brighton.
wires: John S. Winn et als., petition that action be taken towards
Adams, Wilbur Fiske, Alderman, continued.
gas lamps, Half Moon st. a 575
garbage plant on Gibson land a 582
grades, Hamilton st. a 599
collection of junk, etc. a 399
sale of Gibson School Fund land a 599
trimming tree, cor. Fourth and L sts. a 623
sidewalk, Burrell and Batchelder sts. a 623, 624
garbage plant nuisance a 643
Vinson st., laying out a 657
Hamilton st., grades a 657
branch library, Dorchester a 657
garbage plant nuisance a 660
request to hurry work on Talbot ave. a 671
laying out Thacher road a 710
lamps, Dakota st. a 710
lamps, Magnolia sq. a 710
removal dead tree, Savin Hill ave. a 752
sympathy for John T. Priest a 838
remarks: appropriation bill a 155, 156
board of apportionment act a 171
athletic exhibition a 230
action on assigning appointment of assessors a 275 newsboys' licenses, regulation concerning a 310 sewerage bill a 348, 349
transfer of Rogers park a 404, 405
sale of Christopher Gibson land a 408, 409, 410, 411, 543
removal of old buildings, Dorchester a 412
militia and target practice a 430, 431
next meeting a 444
regulation of motor vehicles a 482-486
investigation of police department a 489
site for engine company 22 a 508
sale of Tenean brook a 552
proposed new public market a 556, 557
tunnel to East Boston a 600
poles, Glenway st. a 604
garbage plant nuisance a 643, 644, 660, 671-674, 676, 677, 701-707, 720,
tracks, Swett st. and Western ave. a 680, 681
next meeting a 682
next meeting a 711
tracks, Adams st. a 727-729
appointment of constable a 744
resignation from committee on British monument a 748 closing proceedings a 842
Adams place, South Boston.
lamps: J. M. Laubenstein, petition a 407
Adams street, Dorchester.
crosswalk: order that the superintendent of streets, through the mayor, be requested to construct, referred to the mayor c 652 electric lights: order that the superintendent of lamps, through the mayor, be requested to establish lights between Codman st. and Pierce's sq., referred to the mayor c 71
improvement: order that the superintendent of streets be requested to place street between Milton st. and Pierce sq. in a safe condition for public travel; referred to the mayor c 636
putting in condition for travel: order that the superintendent of streets, through the mayor, be requested to order the contractor who built the sewer in street to place street in proper condition for travel, referred to the mayor c 285
resurfacing: order that the superintendent of streets, through the mayor, be requested to resurface from Pierce sq. to Hillsdale st., referred to the mayor c 458
sidewalk: Mary E. Pettee, petition a 465-granted a 482; Albert L. Jewell, petition a 269-granted a 278; C. F. Hayes, petition a 541granted a 546, 551
sign: T. R. Fitzgerald, granted a 549
tracks: See Boston Elevated Railway Company
trees: Howard Bros., petition to remove a 337; order to remove tree standing in front of No. 194, passed a 403
Adams and other streets.
poles: New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, petition to erect a 300-order for hearing a 305-hearing a 324-granted à 358
Adams and Milton streets.
catch-basin at junction: order that the superintendent of streets be requested to construct, referred to the mayor c 652
Address of the Mayor before the City Council, January 2, 1899.
Advertiser Newspaper Company.
order to allow and pay $8,500 for publishing proceedings of the city council, passed a 238 c 242
petition, compensation for damages to estate, Smith st. a 572; peti. tion, compensation for flooding of his premises by overflow of sewer a 597
curbstones: order to reset curbstones on a portion of street, passed a 440
basement floor : J. L. & H. K. Potter, petition to construct a 230
bulkhead: George C. Cornan, petition a 655-granted a 677
guy-posts: Norcross Bros., petition a 534-granted a 538
sign: D. T. Connolly, petition a 667-granted a 667
transparencies: D. T. Connolly, petitions a 667-granted a 675
posts (with electric lights in sidewalk: Israel Nesson, petition a 655
sign: Mills & Meyers, petition a 235
Alden, Charles W.
bay-window, Bunker Hill st., petition and order for hearing a 382hearing a 431-granted a 469
Aldermen, Board of.
organization: organized a 36, 37; notice of organization sent com. mon council a 37-received c 38
members qualified, page 1:
chairman: David F. Barry, elected a 36; opening address a 36; clos ing address a 842, 843
assessing damages in case against Boston Elevated Railway, board, acting as county commissioners: See Boston Elevated Railway Company
badges: order that the city clerk be directed to procure suitable badges for members, passed a 46
closing proceedings: a 838-843; closing address of the chairman a 842, 843; order to print as a city document, and also to have one hundred copies printed and bound and sent to chairman for distribution among members, passed a 843
committees: appointed a 237, 238
contingent bills, non-payment: order that the auditor be requested not to pay any bills contracted during 1898 out of the appropriation for 1899, passed a 146
contingent fund: order that expenses incurred for carriage hire on occasion of visit of President of the United States be charged to contingent fund, referred to committee on public improvements a 251-report, accepted, order passed a 255; order that the expenses incurred by committee on public improvements for a hearing on petition of the Boston Transit Commission for hearing on automobiles, be charged to contingent fund, passed a 329; order that