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78 MUNICIPAL REGISTER.
EDWARD W. McGLENEN, City Registrar. Appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William H. Whitmore. Appointed annually. Salary, $4,000.
JAMES W. ALLEN, First Assistant Registrar.
J. OTIS FALLON, Second Assistant Registrar.
The City Registrar keeps the records of births, deaths and marriages, and issues certificates of all intentions of marriage. Annual reports have been published since 1849, except in 1860 and 1861.
By law, in the absence of the Registrar, the Assistant Registrars may perform his duties and give certificates of attestation.
By Ordinance, approved July 12, 1892, the Department of Ancient Records and the office of Record Commissioners (established July 6, 1875) were abolished, and the duties of the Record Commissioners, including the publication of documents relating to the early history of Boston, were transferred to the City Registrar.
J. PAYSON BRADLEY, Chairman.
FREDERIC O. NoFTH. Term ends in 1904. Salary, $3,500.
This Department, which was established by Chapter 473 of the Acts of 1901, is in charge of a board of three Commissioners, appointed by the Mayor without confirmation. After 1902 one Commissioner will be appointed in each year for a term of three years, beginning with June 1 in the year of appointment. The salaries of the Commissioners and the ordinary expenses of the Department are met by appropriations of the School Committee.
The authority and duties of the Board are those formerly conferred and imposed upon the City Council and the School Committee in relation to selecting lands for school purposes and requesting the Street Commissioners to take the same, providing temporary school accommodations, and making, altering and approving designs and plans for school purposes; erecting, completing, altering, repairing, furnishing, and preparing yards for, school buildings, and making contracts and selecting architects for doing said work. The Board is required to take measures to secure proper ventilation, proper sanitary conditions, and protection from fire, for existing school buildings. The Board is charged with the duty of making annual reports to the Mayor to be published as public documents.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF SINEING-FUNIDS.
NATHANIEL J. RUST, UBERT K. PETTINGILL. Terms end in 1904. CHARLEs H. ALLEN, FRANK G. WEBSTER. Terms end in 1903. JosłPH. H. O'NEIL, EDWARD H. DUNN. Terms end in 1902.
The Board of Commissioners of Sinking-Funds for the payment of redemption of the City dept was established by Ordinance on December 24, 1870. This Board consists of six members, two of whom are appointed annually in February for a term of three years from May 1. The Board has published annual reports since 1871.
SOLDIERS’ RELIEF DEPARTMENT.
JoBN E. GILMAN, Soldiers' Relief Commissioner. Salary, $3,500. Appointed annually.
The Soldiers’ Relief Department was created as a department of the City of Boston by Chapter 441 of the Acts of 1897, and is under the charge of a commissioner, who is appointed by the Mayor. He exercises all powers and duties for the distribution of State aid to soldiers in the City of Boston, such as were formerly vested in the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, by certain acts of the Legislature of previous years. The Board of Aldermen determine the amount of relief in individual cases.
LAURENCE MINOT, Chairman.
EDWARD M. HARTWELL, Secretary.
This department is in charge of a board of six members, one of whom shall be the City Engineer, ea officio, whose duty it is to collect, compile and publish such statistics relating to the City of Boston and such other statistics of other cities, for purposes of comparison, as they may deem of public importance. The department publishes Special Publications from time to time and also a Monthly Bulletin of municipal statistics.
BERTRAND T. WHEELER, Superintendent of Streets. Appointed annually. Salary, $7,500.
By Ordinance, approved March 9, 1891, in amendment of Chapter 18 of the Revised Ordinances of 1890, and by Chapter 449 of the Acts of 1895, the Superintendent of Streets was given administrative control of the Street Department, with the following divisions:
Central Office, Bridge Division, Cambridge and Boston Bridges, Ferry Division, Paving Division, Sanitary Division, Sewer Division, Street Cleaning Division, Street Watering Division.
The purchase of all supplies for the entire department is under the immediate supervision of the Superintendent, and is in charge of Paul Dean, purchasing agent, Room 47, City Hall. The Deputy Superintendents in charge of divisions are appointed by the Superintendent, with the approval of the Mayor.
The Deputy Superintendent of this division has charge of the highway bridges within the limits of the city, whether constructed over navigable waters or railroads; and has charge of all repairs except such as affect the structure of the bridges. The latter are made under the supervision of the City Engineer. The following-named bridges are under the charge of the Deputy Superintendent.
1 LIST OF BOSTON BRIDGES UNIDER THE CHARGE OF THE BRIDGE DIVISION.
I. — BRIDGES MAINTAINEID WHOLLY BY THE CITY.
[In the list those marked with an asterisk (*) are over navigable waters, and are each provided with a draw.]
ALLSTON, over Boston and Albany Railroad, at Cambridge street, Brighton. AsHLAND STREET, over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Providence Division, West Roxbury. ATHENS STREET, over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Midland Division. BAKER STREET, at Brook Farm, West Roxbury. BEACON STREET, over outlet to Back Bay Fens. BEA con STREET, over Boston and Albany Railroad. BERKELEY STREET, over Boston and Albany Railroad. BERKELEY STREET, over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Providence Division. (Old location.) BERWICK-PARK FOOT-BRIDGE, over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Providence Division. BLAKEMORE STREET, over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Providence Division. Bolton STREET, over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Midland Division. Box LSTON Avenue, over Stony brook, West Roxbury. Boy LSTON STREET, over Boston and Albany Railroad. * BROADWAY, over Fort Point Channel. BROADWAY, over Boston and Albany Railroad. BROOKLINE AVENUE, over Boston and Albany Railroad. BYRoN stEEET, over Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad. * CHARLESTOWN BRIDGE, from Boston to Charlestown. * CHELSEA (South), over South channel, Mystic river. * CHELSEA STREET, from East Boston to Chelsea. CoLUMBUS AVENUE, over Boston and Albany Railroad. * COMMERCIAL POINT, or TENEAN, over Tenean creek, Dorchester. * CONGRESS STREET, over Fort Point channel. CoRNWALL STREET, over Stony brook, West Roxbury.
1 For other bridges, see Park Department, page 70; and Boston and Cambridge Bridges, page 95.
COTTAGE FARM, over Boston and Albany Railroad at Commonwealth
3.Venlle. CoTTAGE STREET Foot—BRIDGE, over flats, East Boston.
DARTMOUTH STREET, over Boston and Albany Railroad and New York,