Annual Report of the Boston Transit Commission ...

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Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1896
 

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Página 11 - An Act making appropriations for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes...
Página 66 - ... with the consent and on the application of a majority of the inhabitants of such town, present and voting thereon, pursuant to a vote at a meeting duly warned and holden for that purpose...
Página 66 - Commission take any land or commence the construction of any subway or tunnel until this act shall be accepted by a majority of the voters of said city voting at some special election called by the mayor...
Página 9 - L. Elliott, George H. Stearns, George P. Goodman, Frank L. Tibbetts, Suraner Gowan, Francis H. Watts, Peter Hermanson, Charles A. Wentworth, JR Worcester. Contractors. EW Everson, Charles Lineha.i, FE Shaw. The total number of persons on the pay-rolls of the Commission is one hundred and ninety-three. Yours respectfully, (Signed) GEORGE G. CROCKER, Chairman. Inspections. Upon the practical completion of Section One of the subway, His Honor Roger Wolcott, Acting Governor of the Commonwealth ; the...
Página 66 - Sts. chap. 18, sec. 79) was enacted, which provides that " when a town votes to raise by taxation or pledge of its credit, or to pay from its treasury, any money, for a purpose other than those for which it has the legal right and power, the supreme judicial court may, upon the suit or petition of not less than ten taxable inhabitants thereof, hear and determine the same in equity.
Página 27 - In each trench a small portion, or slice, of the subway shall be constructed. Each slice of the subway thus built is to be properly joined in due time to the contiguous slices. The . contractor shall at all times have as many slice-trenches in process of excavation, in process of being filled with masonry, and in process of being backfilled with earth above the completed masonry, as is necessary for the even and steady progress of the work towards completion at the time named in the contract.
Página 27 - Trenches about 12 feet wide shall be excavated across the street, to as great a distance and depth as is necessary for the construction of the subway. The top of the excavation shall be bridged by strong beams and timbering, whose upper surface is flush with the surface of the street.
Página 66 - At last, such municipal aid was authorized by general laws. Sts. 1870, c. 325, § 3; 1874, c. 372, § 35. Pub. Sts. c. 112, § 46. The constitutionality of such legislation has not been brought into direct controversy before this court, but indirectly it has been recognized. Kittredge v. North Brookfield, 138 Mass. 286. Com. v. Williamstown, 156 Mass. 70. And elsewhere it has been established by such a weight of judicial authority that we regard it as settled. Olcott v. Supervisors, 16 Wall. 678,...
Página 67 - By St. 1895, c. 440, § 3, it is provided that " No portion of the Common, with the exception of the malls on Boylston and Tremont streets, shall be permanently occupied above the surface of the ground for any of the purposes of the subway, except so far as necessary for the suitable ventilation thereof, and no portion of said malls shall be permanently occupied above the surface of the ground except so far as necessary for suitable ventilation, and for shelter and other accommodations at the station...

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