Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any law to the contrary, and in order to promote the public good, the State-Boston retirement board is hereby authorized and directed to retire Manuel J. Gregorio, a firefighter of the city of Boston, who as the result of injuries sustained while in the performance of his duties at an arson fire at the United States Marine Barracks, located at "E" Street in the South Boston section of the city of Boston on October second, nineteen hundred and eighty-two is totally and permanently incapacitated for further service as a firefighter. The annual amount of pension payable to Manuel J. Gregorio under this act shall be fixed in an amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which would have been paid had he continued in service as a firefighter in said city at the grade held by him at the time of his retirement.
Such retirement shall become effective as of the date following the last day on which he is entitled to receive regular compensation.
Upon the retirement of Manuel J. Gregorio, the retirement board of said city shall forthwith pay to him all amounts standing to his credit in the annuity savings fund of the retirement system of said city.
SECTION 2. The provisions of section one hundred of chapter forty-one of the General Laws shall continue to apply to Manuel J. Gregorio relative to his indemnification by the city of Boston for any hospital, medical and related expenses which may be incurred by him after the date of his retirement as a result of the aforementioned incapacity.
SECTION 3. Upon the death of Manuel J. Gregorio, if his wife, Mary E. Gregorio survives him and as long as she remains unmarried, the city shall pay to Mary E. Gregorio an annual annuity equal to the sum of three-fourths of the amount of the pension payable to him at the time of his death and three hundred and twelve dollars for each child of Manuel J. Gregorio for such time as such child is either under eighteen years of age or totally physically or mentally incapacitated from working. If Mary E. Gregorio remarries, the city shall pay to her, in lieu of the aforesaid annuity, an annual annuity of five hundred and twenty dollars for each child of Manuel J. Gregorio for such time as such child is residing with her and is either under eighteen years of age on January first of the year in question or totally or mentally incapacitated from working.