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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 24, 2014 The Pioneer, Perfectionist & Patriot PARTIof4 by Peter Vitale At the time, "Come See About Me" by the Supremes was number one on the pop charts. Massachusetts was still healing from the shock- ing, televised death of its number one son, John F. Kennedy. The Beatles had just left town three months earlier as they toured the country. The "Boston Stran- gler" was still running amok in the Back Bay and theatre goers were still flocking to the cinema to see Scan Connery in "Goldfinger." There was both excitement and melancholy in the air. It was Sunday, December 20, 1964, and a snowstorm had engulfed Boston and the sur- rounding areas. The streets were deserted. It was also the week before Christmas and I, as a 9-year-old was on my best behavior. My older brother, Jim, had been given two tickets to see a football game between the Boston Patriots and the Buffalo Bills. At the time, local reporter Jerry Nason dubbed the game, "Operation Snowdrift" amid the snowflakes and the wall to wall thermal underwear. I knew little about the game of football. My brother said, "I will explain it to you." We bundled up in our boots and winter clothing, left our Mission Hill apartment and trudged through snow piles a mile to the stadium. As we walked I could only see my brother's footsteps as he paved the path in front of me. Finally we both stopped. When I looked up I realized I was standing outside of historic Fenway Park. "The Patriots play here," my brother said. So I stepped foot inside the home of the Boston Red Sox to see a Patriots football game. Sitting in the icy wooden chairs at about the 10-yard-line, my brother immediately began pointing out the Italian American players on the Patriots team, Vito "Babe" Parilli, the versatile and colorful quarter- back; Nick Buoniconti, the tough Notre Dame middle linebacker and team favorite Gino Cappelletti, the kicker and receiver who hailed from a little mining town in the Midwest. "Watch that guy," my brother said pointing to #20, "all he does is score points." For the remainder of the afternoon, I watched Cappelletti play football. What I didn't real- ize was that I was witnessing the end of a stellar season of football for Cappelletti. "It was by far my best year in football," he told everyone. The press crowned him "the most famous Patriot since Paul Revere." For Patriot Nation, Cappelletti is the true embodiment of what it means to be a Patriot football player. He is the only player who transitioned successfully from the inaugu- ral AFL 1960 Patriots team to a representa- tive of the modern day NFL New England Patriot's organization. That's 52 years of con- tinuous contract and connection with one team. For those of us who remember, he is our link to our nostalgic past when football was a true game of tackles and blocks, when quarterbacks instinctively called their own plays, when players assumed several play- ing roles and when sports agents were a rar- ity. There were no prima donnas in those days, just blue collar players who would-have played the game for no pay and for the total love of the sport. Cappelletti was one of those players. He was among the determined pioneers fighting adversity as a player in a newly- formed football league against the entrenched NFL league. He was one of those pioneers who continually battled poor play- ing conditions, overworked football equip- ment and outdated facilities usually in base- ball stadiums. "We didn't realize it was adversity at the time. That's the way things were and we dealt with it." Eventually pio- neers like Cappelletti convinced the NFL through professionalism and dedication to merge and form two popular conferences and one highly successful league. Almost 50 years later on another cold Sunday morning in January, 2013, I trudged again through the snow. This time it was to meet Cappelletti at his modest suburban Flanker Gino home just outside of Boston. He invited me in to recount his years spent in the AFL, his successful transition into broadcasting and other activities that kept him con- nected with the Patriots' organization. Gino "Cappy" Cappelletti was born on March 26, 1933 in Keewatin, Minnesota. The township is nestled a!ong the Mesabi Range, on the north eastern border of Canada where high-quality iron ore was discovered in Cappelletti the 1800'sl Aside from iron ore, it also produces a hearty stock of hard-working outdoorsmen who have been toughened by harsh winters and dan- gerous mining operations. Cappelletti is one of those as well. He had his first deer hide at age 11 and later hunted grouse, pheasant and partridge. He began, "My romance with the game of football began at a very young age. I was the youngest of three, brother Guido and sister Carolina." Born to Mario Cappelletti from Milan, Italy and mother Rosina DeFronzo of Pettorano Sul Gizio, Abbuzzese Province, he carries proudly his Italian traditions and ways, occasionally using Italian dialect or slang to describe his events. As it often hap- pened with Italian immigrants, they settled in places where they had heard a rumor or two that "work was good." Keewatin became home for the Cappelletti clan. Mario toiled long hours in the suffocating mines while Rosina raised the children and tended the vegetable garden. Cappelletti still holds up proudly a worn photograph of himself that someone took when he was six years old. In the photo he is holding his first football that his cousin Irma Carrera gave him while he visited her family in Steubenville, Ohio. During that visit he kicked the football onto the fiat roof of the Carrera family brewery. "I remember everyone asking how do we get Gino's ball off the roof," he laughed. Like most Italian immigrants, Cappelletti's father made his own wine. His sons were assigned the stomping duties every October during winemaking season. As Cappelletti tells it, "I had special rubber stomping boots and he made me crush every last grape. I hated it because I couldn't play football. I would see the grape truck coming down the street and I would quietly curse to myself. But I am a perfectionist. Pa made me that way." We may never know but maybe it was those repeated leg motions that helped him stand as the leading scorer on the Boston Patriots for 35 years. His record was broken by another fellow Italian American Adam Vinatieri against the dreaded New York Jets in 2005. Sometime after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1955, he was drafted into the Army where he made known his commitment to football. He played kicker and quarterback at Fort Sill and was honor- ably discharged in 1958. He knew at a young age what he wanted to do and he prepared himself for the one chance he might get. He continually practiced and kept physically fit throughout high school, college and the Army. (Continued Next Week) Fenway Park LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI13P6113EA Estate of AISHA BALDWIN Date of Death September 26, 2012 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Iris Walker of Baltimore, MD. Iris Walker of Baltimore, MD has been infor- mally appointed as the Personal Representa- tive of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 1/24/14 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI13P6114EA Estate of JOHN HARVEY CANNON Date of Death April 5, 2013 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Patricia Cannon of Palm Coast, FL. Patricia Cannon of Palm Coast, FL has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond, The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 1/24/14 LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSE-rTs PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soliciting professional services for MPA CONTRACT NO. A263-$5 INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE CONSULTING SERVICES. The Authority is seeking a qualified Consultant to provide asbestos, lead, PCB and mold abatement and other Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) type services on an on-call, as-needed basis. Services may include but shall not be limited to: identification of the presence of asbestos, lead and PCB containing materials and mold; providing recommendations for the most appropriate course of action; preparation of plans and specifications for abatement work; and inspectional services including any necessary air monitoring during abatement work. The work may be performed at any or all of the Authority's facilities including but not limited to Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field, Worcester Airport, Port of Boston and other Maritime facilities. The Consultant must be able to work closely with the Authority and other interested parties in order to provide such services in a timely and effective manner. The Authority expects to select one consultant. However, the Authority reserves the right to select a different number if it is deemed in its best interest to do so. The Authority shall issue one contract in an amount not to exceed Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00). The services shall be authorized on a work order basis. Each submission shall include a Statement of Qualifications that provides detailed information in response to the evaluation criteria set forth below and include Architect/Engineer & Related Services questionnaires SF 330 (www.gsa.gov/portaYforms/downloacY116488) with the appropriate number of Part IIs. The Consultant shall also provide an original and nine copies of litigation and legal proceedings information, signed under the pains and penalties of perjury, in a separate sealed envelope entitled "Litigation and Legal Proceedings". See vvww.massport.com/doing-business/ Pages/CapitalProgremsResourceCenter.aspx for more details on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements, The Authority may reject any application ff any of the required information is not provided: Cover Letter, Insurance Requirements, Litigation and Legal proceedings, Proposed M/W/DBE (when applicable), SF330 Part IIs for the Prime and every sub.consultant. Each Submission shall be evaluated on the basis of: (1) current relevant experience for similar projects, (2) experience, geographic location and availability of the Project Manager and other key personnel, (3) experience and expertise of sub-consultants, if any, (4) previous teaming experience of the prime and its sub-consultants, (5) cost management capabilities, (6) familiarity with Massport facilities, (7) current level of work with the Authority, if applicable (8) past performance for the Authority, if applicable and (9) M/W/DBE and affirmative action efforts. The selection shall involve a two-step process including the shortlisting of a minimum of three firms based on an evaluation of the Statements of Qualifications received in response to this solicitation. The shortiisted firms shall be ranked and a final selection shall be made by the Selection Panel Massport reserves the right to conduct interviews of the shortlisted firms, if deemed necessary. If so, a final selection shall be made by the Selection Panel following the interviews. By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of Massport's standard work order agreement, a copy of the Authority's standard agreement can be found on the Authority's web page at www.massport.com. The Consultant shall specify in its cover letter that it has the ability to obtain requisite insurance coverage. Submissions shall be printed on both sides of the sheet (8 1/2" x 11"), no acetate covers. Ten (10) copies of a bound document and one PDF version on a disc each limited to: (1) an SF 330 including the appropriate number of Part IIs, (2) resumes of key individuals only each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section E, (3) no more than ten (10) projects each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section F, (4) no more than 3 sheets (6 pages) of information contained under SF 330 Section H addressing the evaluation items (except for the litigation and legal proceedings history), and (5) no more than 2 sheets (4 pages) of other relevant material not including a 2 page (max.) cover letter, SDO certification letters, covers, dividers, and other required information. This submission, including the litigation and legal proceedings history in a separate sealed envelope as required shall be addressed to Houssam H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs and received no later than 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. Any submission which is not received in a timely manner shall be rejected by the Authority as non-responsive. Any information provided to the Authority in any Proposal or other written or oral communication between the Proposer and the Authority will not be, or deemed to have been, proprietary or confidential, although the Authority will use reasonable efforts not to disclose such information to persons who are not employees or consultants retained by the Authority except as may be required by M.G.L.c.66. The procurement process for these services will proceed according to the following anticipated schedule: Times are Eastern Standard Time (US). Questions may be sent via email to CPBidQuestions@massport.com subject to the deadline for receipt stated in the timetable above. In the subject lines of your email, please reference the MPA Project Name and Number. Questions and their responses will be posted on Capital Bid Opportunities webpage of Massport http://www.massport.com/doing-businees/_layouts/ CapitalPrograms/default.aspx as an attachment to the odginal Legal Notice and on Comm-PASS (www.comm-pass.com) in the listings for this project. MASSACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 1/24/14