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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 16, 2015 Page 7 David Gomes (Continued needs to fulfill his dream of being an endocrinologist and studying medicine related to diabetes treatment. David added, "I want to be a living example of how someone with diabetes can live a normal life. I eat what others do - I am Italian, I grew up in fantastic restau- rants and love foodt I just need to exercise, be smart about choices, and remem- ber to check my insulin." Working out regularly and playing both flag football and ice hockey on the weekends keeps David fit and healthy. He credits his diabetes with making him "more respon- sible, more aware" and bet- ter able to lead a healthy life from Page 3) but that doesn't stop his mother, Carla, from worry- ing about him, hosting fundraisers like CityFeast for Joslin, and "always work- ing to find a cure." "This year marks a decade for CityFeast," says Carla Gomes, David's mother and the owner of Terramia Ristorante and Antico Forno in the North End. "We have raised tens of thousands of dollars each of the past years and every cent gets us closer to the day my son David and millions like him will know a world free from diabetes and its complica- tions. I hope to make this year's event the most suc- cessful to date." For more on CityFeast or to purchase tickets, visit http:/ / / site/ Calendar?view=Detail&id=100241 or LIKE us on MASSACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA CONTRACT NO. L1207-C3, CENTRAL & WEST GARAGE EXPANSION JOINT & PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK REPAIRS, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MA, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S - Logan Office Center, One Harberside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M, local time on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and reed publicly. Sealed filed sub-bids for the same contract will be received at the same office until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015. 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 CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT SUITE 20, LOGAN OFFICE CENTER, ONE HARBORODE DRIVE, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02128-290g AT 11:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015. THE WORK TO BE PERFORMED UNDER CONTRACT INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, SITE PREPARATION, SELECTIVE DEMOLITION OF PARKING DECK EXPANSION JOINTS, CEMENT CONCRETE SPALL REPAIRS, JOINT SEALANT REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS, PARKING GARAGE DECK EXPANSION JOINT REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS, & MISCELLANEOUS AND ORNAMENTAL IRON WORK. Bid documents will be made available beoniog WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015. 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 Certificate of Elity issued by the Divisicn of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. The estimated contract cost is ONE MILLION, THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, $1O0,gO0.O0. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract, filed Sub-bidders must submit with their bid a current Sub-bidder Certificate of Eliglity issued by the DMsion of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance and a Sub-bidder Update Statement, The filed Sub-bidder must be certified in the sub-bid categery of work for which the Sub-bidder is submittJn9 a bid propossL Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the previsions 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-bids 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, er a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payale to the Massachusetts Port Authority in  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 arnokt equal to 10(' of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Aubodty. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordarce 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 $1,000,000.00. 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: MISCELLANEOUS AND ORNAMENTAL IRON $25,350.00 The Authority reserves the right 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 subject to a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise participation prosion requiring that not less than THREE PERCENT (3%) of the Contract be performed by minority and women owned business enterprise contractors. With respect to this provision, bidders are urged to familiarize themselves thoroughly with the Bidding Documents, Stnct compliance with the pertinent procedures will be required for a bidder to be deemed responsive and eligible. 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 subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract 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. MASSACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 1/16/15 Nothing/ For information on adverUs/ng in the Post-Gazette, call 617-227-8929. Mrs. Murphy... As I See It Thank good- and they said their "I dos. " East Boston show off their tal- ness the holi- What gall and huspat Barack ents in the food and days are overt really believes he is the Mes- baking industry is slated to Which brings siah! Many, many people be held soon. The event is us to the be- can't wait for his term to be the highlight of the season ginning of a new year in which Deval Patrick is out of office, along with his liberal policies. Freeloaders flocked to Massachusetts under his administration. I hope Charlie Baker will start the New Year off right and reduce Massachusetts' large deficit by investigating the phony FREE loaders and get them off Welfare and back working. A job that Patrick couldn't seem to do ... Old news but newsworthy to be repeated: His "Majesty" Barack Obama ended .the year off with an arrogant bang when he had a wedding between two mili- tary people planning to wed on a golf course in Hawaii cancelled to another location so "His Majesty" could play golf. In the end, love won out for the couple. The base's commanding officer, Col. Eric Schaefer, let them ex- change vows outside his house, which has its own breathtaking Pacific views, finishedt People are saying they would rather have an ignorant Republican in office than a disgusting Democrat. ... Things are looking good in Day Square where construc- tion has begun on the Joe Recupero project. When fin- ished a lot of businesses will benefit and the square will brighten. Other squares in the news are Central Square where the Lombardo's are building a state-of-the-art complex. Maverick Square has been reborn with boom- ing businesses and the Mar- ginal Street Pier One Project with new housing complexes and new shops are under- way. Looking great for Eastie ... Candidates in the special election for State Represen- tative are coming outt Stay tuned for more information as candidates officially get on the ballot. "A Taste of Eastie," one of East Boston's best social affairs where restaurantsand bakeries in ... Julie Lynch of Revere with a degree in social studies has started her own Recovery Facebook page called "Recov- ery Thoughts." Julie said, *The page is meant to help others in need of help, share some thoughts or experi- ences that may help a par- ent or a person struggling with staying sober and get- ting sober. She said, some- times all we need is as little guidance or a seed planted in our mind to help ourselves. So ff you're in need of assis- tance log onto Recovery Thoughts, you'll find Julie to be caring and helpful ... Boston was chosen out of three cities to host the 2024 Olympics. Cities vying for the Olympics were San Francisco, Washington D.C and Los Angeles. It may be an honor for Boston to host the Olympics, but it's go- ing to cost the taxpayers mega-bucks. Will it all be worth it???? ... T/I/next t/met Green Line Extension: Major Federal Funding Commitment In a closing act as Gover- nor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick joined U.S. Trans- portation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday, January 5  to announce a $996 million federal grant agreement to extend the MBTA Green Line light rail service from East Cambridge to Somerville and Medford. The Green Line Extension (GLX) will provide faster and more efficient travel through downtown Boston and will serve some of the region's most densely populated com- munities. Secretary Foxx and Acting Federal Transit Ad- ministrator Therese McMillan participated in a ceremony to commit the funds with Governor Patrick, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congress- man Michael Capuano, MassDOT Acting Secretary Frank DePaola, MBTA Gen- eral Manager Dr. Beverly Scott and other federal, state and local officials. "Today's funding commit- ment brings the GLX an- other step closer to reality," said Governor Patrick. "With the extension, residents of Somerville, Cambridge and Medford will have more options for how they get to work, school and play and, in turn, experience sustain- able, smart growth in the local economies. I thank USDOT, the Obama Admin- istration and our Congres- sional delegation for their commitment to this project." "Bringing light rail to Somerville and Medford will connect residents to work, education and other oppor- I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 tunities while making it easier than ever to access downtown Boston," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. "We are proud to support projects like this- and recognize the need to do more. We are committed to working with Congress to find bipartisan solutions that will help the Boston region and communities across the U.S. continue to invest in and enhance their transportation systems in the years ahead." The U.S. Department of Transportation will contrib- ute approximately $996 mil- lion in Federal Transit Ad- ministration (FTA) Capital Investment Grant Program (New Starts) funding over the course of the $2.3 billion (Continued on Page ]3) r LUC] RISTORANTE & BAR Traditional Italian Cuisine 415 Hanover Street, Boston 61 7.367.2353 11 MountVernon Street, Winchester 781.729.0515 P,i,,ale I:unchon ]oom, FoP onq Occasion C,h,,isleninq B00id00l Show+00 Bol00y Show+00 B+PIDIo00 lePeovement, Etc. Donato Fraffaroli donato @