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Chap.501

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE TO TAKE LAND

FOR A PUBLIC PARK.

ville may take

Proviso,

land to be recorded.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: City of Somer

SECTION 1. The city of Somerville, by its board of certain land for aldermen, may at any time within three years after the a public park.

passage of this act take, from time to time, by gift, upon such conditions as said board of aldermen may deem advisable, or by purchase or otherwise, and hold in fee or otherwise, and maintain for the purpose of a public park, a certain tract of land or any part thereof, not exceeding three hundred thousand square feet in area, situated in said city and bounded westerly by Endicott avenue, northerly by Broadway, casterly by Clarendon avenue and southerly by the boundary line between the cities of Cambridge and Somerville : provided, however, that no land shall be taken within said boundaries belonging to the city of Cambridge, without the consent of the

latter by a two thirds vote of the city council thereof. Description of

SECTION 2. Said city shall, within sixty days after the taking of any land as aforesaid, otherwise than by purchase or gift, cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the southern district of the county of Middlesex, a description thereof sufficiently accurate for identification, with a statement of the purpose for which the same was taken, which statement shall be signed by the mayor; and the title to any land so taken shall thereupon vest in the city of Somerville, in fee.

SECTION 3. Said city shall pay all damages to property sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of any land, or by any other thing done by said city under the authority of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining damages as aforesaid, who fails to agree with the said city as to the amount thereof, may have the same assessed and determined in the manner provided by law in the case of land taken for the laying out of highways, on application at any time within a period of two years after the taking of such land or other property, or the doing of such other injury under authority of this

act. No money to be

SECTION 4. No money shall be appropriated at any appropriated except by a two time for the taking or purchasing of said land, except by city council. a two thirds vote of the city council, taken by yeas and

nays.

Damages.

betterments.

SECTION 5. At any time within two years after the Assessment of work of laying out and constructing said park is completed the city council shall have the same authority to determine the value of and to assess upon real estate the amount of betterments accruing to such real estate by the taking of land and the locating, laying out and construction of a park under this act that is conferred by chapter fifty of the Revised Laws upon boards of city or town officers authorized to lay out streets or ways, and the provisions of the first nine sections of said chapter shall apply to such assessments by said city council, except in regard to the time of assessing betterments.

SECTION 6. This act, except as provided in the fol- Not to take lowing section, shall not take effect unless accepted by accepted by said city of Somerville by a majority vote of the city council, taken by yeas and nays.

SECTION 7. So much of this act as authorizes its sub- When to take mission to the city council of said city shall take effect upon its passage ; and if accepted as provided in the preceding section it shall take full effect on the date of such acceptance.

Approved June 23, 1902.

full effect.

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE SALARIES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE

Chap.505 BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE, THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN PHARMACY AND THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN

DENTISTRY. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: SECTION 1. The secretary of the board of registration Salaries of

board of regis in medicine shall receive a salary of twenty-five hundred tration in dollars a year, and the other members of the said board medicine. shall each receive a salary of three hundred dollars a year.

SECTION 2. The secretary of the board of registration Salaries of in pharmacy shall receive a salary of one thousand dollars board of regis. a year, and the other members of said board shall each pharmacy. receive a salary of three hundred dollars a year, except that the chairman of said board shall receive a salary of five hundred dollars.

SECTION 3. The chairman and secretary of the board Solaries ore of registration in dentistry shall each receive a salary of tration in

dentistry. four hundred dollars a year, and the other members of said board shall each receive a salary of two hundred dollars a year.

Travelling expenses, etc.

Fees to be paid Into the treas. ury.

SECTION 4. Each member of the boards mentioned in sections one, two and three shall receive in addition to his salary his necessary travelling expenses actually incurred in attending the meetings of the board. The salaries and expenses of the members of the board of registration in medicine, the board of registration in pharmacy and the board of registration in dentistry shall be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth.

SECTION 5. The fees received for examination and registration of applicants before the board of registration in medicine, before the board of registration in pharmacy, and before the board of registration in dentistry, shall be paid monthly by the secretaries of the respective boards into the treasury of the Commonwealth.

SECTION 6. Sections four, twelve and twenty-seven of chapter seventy-six of the Revised Laws are hereby repealed.

SECTION 7. This act shall take effect on the first day of July in the year nineteen hundred and two.

Approved June 23, 1902.

Repeal.

When to take effect.

R. L. 11, $ 96, amended,

Notices of caucuses.

Chap.506 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF CAUCUS OFFICERS.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

Section 1. Section ninety-six of chapter eleven of the Revised Laws is hereby amended by striking out in the eighteenth and nineteenth lines, the words " for membership in a ward or town committee", so as to read as follows: Section 96. Notices of caucuses, signed by the chairman and secretary, shall be issued by each city and town committee not less than seven days prior to the day on which they are to be held. The notices shall state the place where, and the day and hour when, the several caucuses are to be held. They shall be conspicuously posted in at least five places on the highways or streets, and if practicable, in every post office in the city or town, or shall be published at least twice in one or more local newspapers, if there are any.

The hour fixed for calling the caucus to order shall not be later than eight o'clock in the evening. The notice shall designate by name or office the person who shall call such caucus to order, and he shall preside until a chairman is chosen. If he is absent at the time appointed, any member of the ward or town committee present shall

Hour for call. ing, etc.

call the caucus to order and preside until a chairman is chosen. The first business in order shall be the choice First business. of a chairman, a secretary and such other officers as the meeting may determine. No

person shall serve as a Certain persons caucus officer at any caucus in which he is a candidate caucus officers. for an elective office, or for a nomination to an elective office. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved June 23, 1902.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LOANS FOR THE ABOLITION OF GRADE

Chap.507 CROSSINGS. Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The treasurer and receiver general is Relative to hereby authorized to transfer to the loan authorized by aholition of chapter four hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of the grade crossings. year eighteen hundred and ninety, from any unexpended balance of the loan authorized by chapters four hundred and thirty-three of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two and two hundred and fifty-seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-six, which provide a sum of money for the abolition of certain grade crossings, such amount of money as may be from time to time to the credit of said loan, and which may not be needed for the purposes for which the loan was issued ; and the balance so transferred shall be in addition to the five million dollars appropriated by chapter four hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety, and shall be a part of the sum authorized to be expended by chapter four hundred and forty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and two, and available for the abolition of grade crossings under the provisions of said chapter four hundred and forty and of chapter one hundred and eleven of the Revised Laws. SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved June 23, 1902.

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE UNION

PASSENGER STATION AND TO

Chap.508

THE ABOLITION OF CERTAIN GRADE CROSSINGS IN THE CITY OF

WORCESTER.

Be it enacted, etc., as follows:

SECTION 1. The commission heretofore appointed by Certain railroad the superior court for the county of Worcester, under Worcester to be

etc.

for use of loca.

of Boston and

discontinued, chapter three hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of the

year nineteen hundred, is authorized, after due notice to all the parties to the petition upon which said commission was appointed, and to the Fitchburg Railroad Company, the Worcester, Nashua and Rochester Railroad Company, and the Boston and Maine Railroad, lessee of the said railroads, to discontinue the tracks of the Fitchburg Railroad Company and of the Worcester, Nashua and Rochester Railroad Company at Sumner street and Shrewsbury street in the city of Worcester, and to provide for bringing the trains heretofore run over said tracks into a union passenger station by way of the viaduct and over the location of the Boston and Albany Railroad Company; and to alter, strengthen and make such changes in said viaduct and the bridges of the same over Foster street and Front street as are reasonably necessary for such use of said viaduct; and to order such change in said bridges as shall make the floor construc

tion thereof water-tight. Rent to be paid SECTION 2. The Fitchburg Railroad Company and the tion, and tracks Worcester, Nashua and Rochester Railroad Company, and Albany Rail the Boston and Maine Railroad, lessee of said railroads, road Company.

shall pay a reasonable rent for the use of the location and tracks of the Boston and Albany Railroad Company, to be determined in accordance with the provisions of section three of chapter three hundred and forty-three of the acts

of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-one. tions, etc., to be

SECTION 3. Said commission is authorized to make such changes and alterations in the present union passenger station as are required by the abolition of grade crossings, in the manner provided herein and in said chapter three hundred and eighty-seven. Said commission shall also, after notice to all parties and a hearing, prescribe as a part of the work to be done under the provisions of said chapter three hundred and eighty-seven and of this act, such changes, alterations, rearrangements and adaptations in the union passenger station as may be reasonable in view of the provisions of said chapter three hundred and eighty-seven and of this act, and such as the safety and convenience of the public in the use of

said station may require. Grafton street SECTION 4. .Said commission is authorized to widen widened, etc. Grafton street to such width as it deems that the interests

of public travel may require, and in the event of such

Certain altera.

made in the union

passenger station.

may be

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