This Day in Holyoke History: June 2

by Laurel | June 2nd, 2009

June 2, 1886, page 8
The Holyoke City Government

Both branches of the Holyoke city council met last night and disposed of a batch of miscellaneous business. Among other matters an order was passed granting a hearing to the abutters on Taylor, Mosher, East, Cabot and other streets where sidewalks have been asked for. The report of the committee on street-lights locating the 15 additional electric lights was accepted and the company were granted leave to erect the necessary poles. Frumence Hamel asked for $850 to cover the damage to his property by the changing of the grade of West Hampden street. H. H. King’s petition for a license to run a steamboat on the river above the dam was tabled. The police force asked for an increase of salary to $8900 each per annum, and the men were assigned a hearing on the 15th. John Delaney’s petition for a crosswalk from his new building across High street was granted. Stephen Fitzgerald was granted a junk dealer’s license, and Lucy E. Guhn was granted an intelligence office and a common victualer’s license. They pay-rolls of the several fire companies for the last quarter amounting to $2736 were approved. The hearing in the case of Gabriel Doran, foreman of the Mt. Tom hose company, who failed to detail men in accordance with Chief Engineer Lynch’s orders to assist in manning the La France steamer was then ordered. Chief Engineer Lynch stated the facts in the case, including the correspondence which passed between the board of engineers and Foreman Doran. At this point Mr. Doran announced that he was represented by counsel and Lawyer Carroll of this city was presented; whereupon the Mayor O’Connor sent for the City Solicitor O’Donnell and the hearing proceeded. Foreman Doran gave his side of the matter, disclaiming any intention to contend with the chief engineer. Lawyer Carroll then argued Doran’s case and was followed by City Solicitor O’Donnell who gave a common sense presentation of the affair. On motion of Alderman Donoghue the board then went into executive session and reinstated Doran, afterward passing an order instructing the foremen of the fire companies to detail such men to operate the La France steamer as the board of engineers shall designate. J. J. Clifford and P. O. D. Fitzgibbon were granted first and fourth-class liquor licenses, and Eugene Shea one of the fourth class.

June 2, 1900

The board of aldermen met yesterday afternoon and drew the following jurors: Samuel Migneault, John Manning, Morris W. Griffith, Paul O. Schubach, Anatole J. Vincent, Paul C. Eger, John R. Allair, Max O. Dreicorn, and Nicholas Cavanaugh.

June 2, 1908

Edward Shugrue died at his home, 225 Lyman street yesterday afternoon. He leaves, besides a widow, two sons, Fran and Edward, and a daughter Grace. He also leaves a mother, Mrs. Bridget Shugrue and four brothers Michael, Timothy, Thomas and John and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Murphy, Miss Margaret and Miss Catherine. He had been a resident of the city for the past 18 years.

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