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PAGE 10 POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 13, 2017 cJ ngtl;1 abb nonno by John Christoforo A Nostalgic Remembrance It was January, a cold snowy look for the flag. We packed within an hour or so when the January in 1956. Dad had gotten our warmest clothes and Dad, cottage had warmed up. a call from a friend in Augusta, Mom, Nanna, Babbononno, andWe walked back to Mike's place Maine. It seems that there was I climbed into Dad's '54 Chevy where Nara, her mother, and a major snowstorm that hit and headed north. Nanna had prepared dinner for Maine's capital, and our cot- Of course, part of Bab- everyone. Babbononno and Old tage was in the nearby townbononno's things included aVic had put a good dent in the of Winthrop. Winthrop, Maine gallon of Zi'Antonio's best home- gallon of wine, and were sing- had, at one point, a Ford plant, made red wine. He had become ing two different songs, Vic's in and a couple of factories. But by friendly with one of the locals, a English, and Babbononno's in the mid '50s, they were ready to man called "Old Vic." Vic Gor- Italian. When we returned to our close. As a result, the only real don was around Babbononno'splace a couple of hours later, the commerce the town had occurred age, and the two had hit it off a heat from the stove had melted during the summer when the couple of summers earlier. Vic a lot of the snow from the sides seasonal residents were back. had a thick Maine accent and and roof of the cottage, enough The town was situated on the Babbononno spoke fractured so that we could see the win- south side of Lake Maranacook. English. The wine would allow dows and the back porch. When The road we lived on, Memorial them to understand each other we entered, the place was quite Drive, had mostly summer cot- without a problem, warm. Morn and Nanna made tages on the lakeside of the road We headed north, picking upup the beds, and we slept there and local residents on the other the Maine Turnpike just outside overnight. side. When Emil Andy called, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, One of the Gordon kids, Old it was to say that he swung by and continued toward Augusta, Vic's granddaughter, knocked the lake to check on three plac- A mile or so before t.h.e Lewiston- on the front door early the next es: Mike Barca's place, Emil's Auburn sign was the sign for morning, and told us that Mike brother-in-law's place, and ours. Winthrop, and we headed on and Nara expected all of us for Mike was Dad's best friend from the local roads arriving at Mike breakfast within the hour. We his days working for the Boston Barca's cottage within a half could smell the bacon cooking schools. He and Mike were two of hour of when we planned to 50-yards from their front door. the four pioneers in the Depart- be there. When we arrived, the As we walked in, Nara yelled ment ofAudlo/Visual Education. house was filled with several that we were having fried eggs As two men with Italian last families, Mike, his wife, Nara, with bacon and ham. She had names, they gravitated toward her parents Ed and Ma Mascal, also made buckwheat pancakes each other at a point in time Emil Andy, his wife, Irene, their from scratch, and drowned them when they were in the minority, three children, Lionel Lemeux, in local maple syrup. If you add Mike had married a woman from his sons, and the Gordon fam- in the homemade bread, fresh- Maine, and they built a cottage ily from across the street. They from-the-dairy butter, and a few. on Lake Maranacook back in the were all waiting for us. After cof- other Maine delicacies, you had a '40s. Due to the friendship that fee, tea, and a couple of drinks, bona fide lumberjack's brealdast. developed between Mike and we headed to our place, called Nanna had two pots of coffee Dad, the families came to know Frosty's Point. When Dad bought waiting, one American and one each other, and we were invited the place, the original owner gave Italian. It was a feast. to their summer cottage several Dad a discount on the price if We decided to wait for a while times. This was the main reason he would keep the same name it and then head back to Boston. for us buying a summer cottage had had for a couple of genera- Dad, Emil, Mom, and I headed a few doors away, right on the tions. Seeingmostofthesummer back to our cottage, which now lake. Next to Mike's place was the homes had names, Dad kept the was completely visible due to the brother-in-law of Emil's place, tradition going, which was part of heat from the stove melting the Lionel Lemeux was a writer for the acceptance of the Christoforo snow. Morn packed up the bed the Lewiston Sun, a local daffy family as part of the local sum- linens, the rest of the clothes, newspaper in that part of Maine. mer scenery, and things we had brought from Emil and Lionel, or =Lal" as ev- We bundled up again, and Boston. We headed back to Mike eryone called him, headed to the walked to our place, which was and Nara's place for a thank you, lake to check out the cottages af- about 100-yards from Mike'sand to say goodbye, which took ter a major January snowstorm, cottage. Dad, Mike, Emil, and I about a half hour. It was quite Emil told Dad that when they began shoveling a path from the an experience for all of us, and got to our place, they couldn't road, then the snow away from we talked about the folks all the find it. It was covered with snow- the front door. It took a long way home, referring to them as dril s, and the snow from the roof time, as the snow was several if they were family. Maybe, in a in back of the cottage slanted feet high. The door was frozen sense, they were, 61 years ago. right out toward the middle of shut, and Emil and Mom be- GOD BLESS AMERICA the frozen lake. As a result, Dad gan cleaning snow away from a decided that we should head to kitchen window that was just to LEGAL NOTICE Maine to see if there was any the left of the door, The window damage to the place. The same wasn't locked, and Mom climbed storm had hit Boston, but north- inside, followed by her favorite ern New England had gotten a son (me). With us pushing from real "NoffEastah," and they were the inside, and Dad pulling from snow-bound. Emil also said that the outside, we finally opened the roads were clear and easy to the door. Mike had brought a travel on, but we had to be cau- wagon filled with dry firewood tious. He advised Dad to pull the with him, and he and Dad stuffed antenna of the car all the way up the potbelly stove with whatever and attach a red banner to the would fit, and then lit the fire. top. If we stopped at an intersec- Emil had brought a ladder from tion, the snow might be so high Mike's place, set it up, climbed that the only way a driver in a on the roof, and cleared snow vehicle coming from the right or from around the chimney. Then left might know we were there we closed up and headed back to behind a snow mound was to Mike's place, planning to return -- FOR YOU WHO APPRECIATE THE FINEST -- THE MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS WWW.BOST()N POSTGAZETTE.COM 781-648,5678 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16D1682DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING MARCOS TORRES AGUILAR aka MARCOS TORRE~ VS. SANDRA HERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has tiled a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. The Complaint is on tile at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Marces Tones Aguilar, Mamos Torres, 07 W. Wyoming Ave., Melrose, MA 02176 your answer, if any, on or before February 3, 2017. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the headng and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. Witmse, lION. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: December 23, 2016 Tara E. DeCfisfofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 1/13/17 LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS GENERAL CONTRACTOR GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Massport) is soliciting Statement of Qualifications for MPA PROJECT NO. L1354-C3 CENTRAL HEATING PLANT CHILLERS CH-2 AND CH-3 REPLACEMENT, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is issued pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149 44D. Firms interested in providing General Contractor Services for the construction of this project must submit a Statement of Qualifications in response to this RFQ. The Contractor selection for this Project is a two-phase process as set forth in Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149 44D~. The Project delivery method for construction will be under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149. Massport is pre-qualifying firms interested in providing General Contractor service for the Project through this RFQ prequalification process. The Project includes installation, final payment and warranty service for pre-purchased centrifugal electric and steam turbine water chillers. The Contractor shall provide pads, new access doorway, all required dgging, all piping connections, pumps, piping, and additional equipment as specified. A Supplemental Information Package which will provide more details on the scope of the Project as well as the selection process and evaluation criteria shall be available on January 18, 2017 on MassPort website, CapitalProgramsMefauit.aspx as an attachment to the original Legal Notice, on CommBuys ( in the listings for this Project or by contacting Susan Brace by email at In addition, a Project Briefing shall be held in the Capital Programs Department, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA on Tuesday, January 24, 2107 at 11:00 AM. The briefing is not mandatory, however, interested Bidders are encouraged to attend. Responses shall be addressed to Houssam Sieiman, P.E., CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs and received in the Capital Programs Department no later than 12:00 Noon on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Massachusetts Port Authodty, Capital Programs Department, Logan Office Canter, One Harborside Ddve, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. All questions relative to your submission shall be directed to In the subject lines of your email, please reference the MPA Project Name and Number. tt is strictly prohibited for any proponent to contact anyone else from Massport about this Project from .the time of this sulicitMion unitl award of the Project to the successful proponent. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 1113/17 MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. M486.Cl FISH PIER ELEVATOR REHABILITATION, SOUTH BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S- Logan Office Canter, One Harberside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017, immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. Sealed filed sub-bide for the same contract will be received at the same office until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017, immediately after which, in a designated room, the filed sub-bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE MASSPORT OFFICES (EAST-2, 3RD FLOOR) AT THE BOSTON FISH PIER, 212 NORTHERN AVENUE, AT 10:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017. The work includes: ELEVATOR REHABILITATION OF 4 PASSENGER ELEVATORS; PISTON REPLACEMENT FOR 1 ELEVATOR; WATERPROOFING OF 4 ELEVATOR PITS; HVAC UPGRADES TO ELEVATOR MACHINE ROOMS AT 4 LOCATIONS; AND ELECTRICAL UPGRADES FOR MECHANICAL AND ELEVATOR EQUIPMENT AT 4 LOCATIONS. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authodty's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Cariffi~te of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Assessment Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. The estimated contract cost is FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($575,000). In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract, filed Sub-bidders must submit with their bid a current Sub-bidder Cartificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and a Sub-bidder Update Statement. The filed Sub-bidder must be certified in the sub-bid category of work for which the Sub-bidder is submitting a bid proposal. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-oontracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44H inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bide are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, ora certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and/or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater. The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of $1,000,000. Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. Filed sub-bids will be required and taken on the following classes of work. WATERPROOFING, DAMP PROOFING, AND CAULKING $44,000.00 HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR CONDITIONING $53,000.00 ELECTRICAL $56,000.00 The Authonty reserves the fight to reject any sub-bid of any sub-trade where permitted by Section 44E of the.above-referenced General Laws. The right is also reserved to waive any informality in or to reject any or all proposals and General Bids. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective sub-contractors of the requirement for such certification where the sub-contract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETr8 PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 1/13/17