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': " " " ':" POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Page 14 N EWS iiS RIEFS NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER:PUBLICATIONS) THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF EMIGRATION INAUGURATED BY THE ITALIAN PRESIDENT, GIORGIO NAPOLITANO. Twenty nine million Italians left Italy from the year 1800 in search of a job and a better life. The Italian President recently inaugurated the Museum in Rome, at the Vittoriano (the monument complex to King Victor Emmanuel the Second). There were, among the multiple medical records, 380 people with name 'Napolitano (as the President), 119 Bondi, 14 Fini (as Gianfranco Fini, the Speaker of the Chamber), 15 Mantica (prominent Govern- ment officer) and others having the same name as several attending Government officials. As some of the speakers pointed out, it is the story which many Italians ignore. The tragic experience lived by Italian emigrants has been experienced by those who now try to enter Italy for a better life. Poverty and misery have not changed! LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. L1238-C2 RELOCATE FAA TRAINING ROOM, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S - Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. Sealed filed sub-bids for the same contract will be received at the same office until 11:00 AM. local time on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012, immediately after which, in a designated r(om, the filed sub-bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 10:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9i 2012. The work includes BOTH SELECTIVE DEMOLITION AND NEW CONSTRUCTION. CONSTRlUCTION INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO NEW WALL, CEILING AND CARPET, PAINTING AND FINISHES, INSTALLATION OF NEW HVAC EQUIPMENT, LIGHTING AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UPGRADES, SPRINKLER SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS, AND ASSOCIATED WORK. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of GENERAL BUILDING. The estimated contract cost is $290,000. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract, filed Sub-bidders must submit with their bid a current Sub-bidder Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management 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. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which theAuthority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts 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) 3ercent 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, or a 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 $10,000,000. 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: HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR.CONDITIONING ELECTRICAL 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 Disadvantage Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that o not less than 5'/0 of the Contract be performed by disadvantaged business enterprise contractors. With respect to this provision, bidders are urged to familiarize themselves thoroughly with the Bidding Documents. Strict 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 cedification 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. MASSACHUSETFS PORT AUTHORITY DAVID S. MACKEY INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 02/03/12 The POST-GAZE-I-rE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal ncices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETTE, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani MCI- PEACEFUL MEADOWS REST HOME? Governor Deval Patrick re- portedly wants to build sev- eral assisted living centers for old inmates to serve their time behind bars. It is all part of the governor's prison system overhaul. Sheriffs from across the state were shown it recently and the idea drew much criticism. Bristol Sheriff Tom Hodgson said, "There's no question that the population in the prisons is aging, but prison is prison. No one is being heartless about this, but you know how much assisted living costs these days? When we can't offer those things to a homeless veteran or someone on a fixed in- come who can't afford it, what do they do? Essex Sheriff Frank Cousins added, "If they're sug-gesting they should have a locked, secure ward for people who are in the last six months or year of their lives for dialysis or a cancer situation. I don't have a problem with that." How- ever, he has grave concerns about the idea of building retirement homes behind bars. By the way, the governor's proposal reportedly will also call for "sexually dangerous" inmates to be transferred to the Department of Mental Health. The state's D.M.H. facilities are for treatment, not incarceration. At least, that's what I have thought for many years. Perhaps our governor may already have a touch of Potomac Fever? WHO'S TO BLAME FOR CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM? The Boston Globe recently ran a piece on chronic absen- teeism in the Boston Public Schools where at least 35% of students are absent more than 20% of the time. Many experts want to make the school day more "appealing" for the children. Trying to fix the problem without accessing blame for it is a nonsensical solution. Kudos to letter writer Dave Clancy from Boston who points out, "What about parental neglect?" As Clancy says, "How can so many parents fail in the basic responsibil- ity of ensuring that their chil- dren get out of bed and go to school in the morning? That is the root cause of this (absentee) problem." To avoid placing the blame properly in order to not offend any- one does no one any good, especially the kids not learn- ing as they should. Kudos again to Dave Clancy for say- ing it as it is. Someone has too! NEAD BANQUETS ON HORIZON The North End Athletic As- sociation will be holding their combined T-ball, Minor League Baseball and Soccer Banquet at the Nazzaro Com- munity Center on Friday, February 17 at 6:00 pm. The Annual Youth Majors Base- ball Banquet will be held at the Hard Rock Cafe on Tues- day, February 7 at 6:00 pm. MARK, 9/II WASN'T A MOVIE! Actor Mark Wahlberg must be watching too many of his own movies. Recently, in an interview with Men's Journal, the Boston actor claims had he been aboard one of those hijacked planes on Septem- ber 11, things would have ended differently. Said Wahl- berg, "If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, "OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry." In the real world talk- ing with a Boston accent doesn't scare the bad guys. Of course, Wahlberg later apolo- gized for his stupid remarks. He even said his remarks were "irresponsible." Too bad he wasn't on the recent Ital- ian ocean liner that crashed into the rocks, I'm sure he would have accepted captain duty too. odds and somehow made his life finally work in his favor. I believe the phrase "Walk the Line" was a rather meta- phor for the line he walked through his life's journey. Often the line was more like the third rail but some- how he kept from completely zapping himself. His music was his life and his music and life story have lived on without him. Johnny Cash and his mu- sic wasn't really just country but a blend of old-time rock and roll with solid R&B added for extra flavor. His music was his story and his life. He sang from his heart be- cause it really was real. Today's country singers owe a debt of gratitude to Johnny Cash. I call him the Godfather of Country Music. I wish those cable stations that show those old TV shows would telecast those old Johnny Cash shows from the early '70s. His kind of music never goes out of style. WALKING THE LINE WITH JOHNNY CASH I just watched "Walk the Line" on my DVD player. I knew I would like it because it was the story of the life and legend of Johnny Cash. 40 years ago, Johnny Cash took his show on the road into BC Studios for the weekly Johnny Cash Show. I didn't love most country music but his music was as different as he was from all other coun- try singers. He was the quiet man in black who let his music do his talking for him. His struggle in his personal and professional life was leg- endary. He survived all the LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI12P0369EA In the Estate of MARY ANTOINETTE DiGANGI Late of WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 Date o1 Death May 3, 1999 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that Maria L. Colotti of Stoneham, MA or some other suitable person be appointed administrator of said estate to serve With Corporate Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM} ON FEBRUARY 24, 2012. MUPC SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE To all persons who may have an interest in the above-captioned estate, the Division of Medical Assistance and, if interested, to the Office of the Attorney General and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; Notice is being sent to you as you may have a legal interest in this case, in order to inform you of your rights. Under the new Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code 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 terminating or restricting the powers of the appointed Personal Representative. Petitioner requests to be permitted to file a MUPC Bond. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: January 27, 2012 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 2/'312 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI12P0360EA In the Estate of ELEANORE KRAM Late of AUBURNDALE, MA 02466 Date of Death November 15, 2011 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed and that Leonard Kram of Los Angeles, CA and Kathy Kram of Framing- ham, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON FEBRUARY 23, 2012. In addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may aifow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: January 27, 2012 Tara E. DeCdstofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 2/3/12 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI12P0284EA In the Estate of RICHARD I. ELY a/k/a RICHARD INGRAHAM ELY Late of LEXINGTON, MA 02421 Date of Death January 7, 2011 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will and codicil of said decedent be proved and allowed and that Lynette Tsiang of Lexington, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNIN G (10:00 AM) ON FEBRUARY 21, 2012. In addition, you must file a wdtten affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: January 24, 2012 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 2/3/12