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...... = ..... 7 ...... BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 '5 q " J Page15 wll~1 • News Briefs (Continued from Page i) when he called himself both a pro-lifer and backer of the Second Amendment. The "Biggest Loser" with a Trump candidacy could be Milk- toast Mitt Romney. From the podium he said he liked Tea Party favorite Ron Paul but thought the Texas Con- gressman "just has zero chance of getting elected." Other Republican candi- dates who received a good reception were Newt Ging- rich and Mississippi Gover- nor Haley Barbour. Romney still has a long ways to go before he can get the GOP nod in 2012. He was the only potential candidate at the weekend get-together who didn't jump all over Obama- Care. Not surprising since back in 2006 as Massachu- setts governor, he authored RomneyCare, which even- tually moved south to Wash- ington, DC where it was re- named "ObamaCare." Not present was Sarah Palin who still can't be ig- nored by the CPAC crowd. Trump now looks in the midst for the White House which can only make the GOP campaign a real doozie. Public, Please Take Notice The latest SCAM is "mod- eling": the victim, a 28-year- old female, received an email offering her a model- ing shot. The instructions? Cash a $1,700 check sent her via UPS and then send $1,300 via Western Union to a female in North Carolina. She was told in the email that the money was needed to purchase supplies. The victim sent the money and of course, a few days later, she learned that the check bounced all over the place because it was bogus. So, now she is out $1,300. Be- ware. If something sounds really, really good; probably it's too good to be true. EAST BOSTON SATELLITE OFFICE NOW OPEN MARIE MATARESE 35 Bennington Street, East Boston 617.227.8929 TUES. 10:00 A.M. - 3.00 P.M. THURS. 11:O0 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. ACCEPTING Advertisements General Advertisements * Sales and Rentals Memorials * Legals ADVERTISING WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY is soliciting professional consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO LP1201-$1, LOGAN AIRPORT BRIDGE AND TUNNEL INSPECTIONS, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MA. The Authority is seeking qualified Consultants to provide professional services related to the inspection of bridges and tunnels on Massport-owned property in East Boston and South Boston, The work includes performing on-site inspections of the various structures• The Consultant shall be resPonsiNe for reviewing existing inspection information, field investigation, and traffic control during the field work in accordance with MassHighway/MassDOT guidelines• Completed {n pe0ti0rl r 0ort will ubmiti d to for inelugi0n in 0v rg and tunnel program, The Authority expects to issue one or two contracts in a total amount not to exceed $500,000. The amount of any individual contract(s) is not guaranteed but shall not exceed $500,000. 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 with the appropriate number of Part IIs. W/M/DBE Certification of the prime and subconsultants shall be current at the time of submittal and the Consultant shall provide a copy of the W/M/DBE certification letter from the Supplier Diversity Office, formerly known as State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) within its submittal. The Consultant shalF also provide litigation and legal proceedings information, signed under the pains and penalties of perjury, in a separate sealed envelope entitled "Litigation and Legal Proceedings". See www.massport.cem/ doing-business/Pages/CapitalProgramsResourceCenter.aspx for more details on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements. -, .. The submission shall be evaluated on basis of: (1) current experience for similar projects, (2) experience, geographic location and availability of the Project Manager, (3) expedence location and availability of other key personnel to be assigned to the project, (4) experience and expertise of sub-consultants, (5) familiarity with the Au~ority's facilities, (6) cost management capabilities, (7) MBE/WBE and affirmative action efforts, (8) current level of work with the Authority and (9) past performance for the Authority and (10) litigation anti legal proceedings history. The selection shall involve a two-step process including the shortiisting of a minimum of three firms based on an evaluation of the Statements of Qualifications received in response to this solicitation fol- lowed immediately by a final selection. However, the Authority reserves the right to conduct interviews if it is deemed necessary. By respondin to this wli it ti0n, wn ultant agrw to t rm0 wnditi0n0 0f Author- iiy's standard work Order agreement, a copy of the agreement can be found on the Authority's web page The exception to this standard agreement is the insurance requirement of $5,000,000 of automobile liability insurance. 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) 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 3) no more than 5 sheets (10 pages) of other relevant material not including a 3 page (max.) cover letter, covers, and dividers• This submission, including the litigation and legal proceedings history in a separate sealed envelope as required, shall be addressed to Houssam H. Sleiman, P.E., CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs and received no later than 12:00 NOON on Thursday, March 91,201t at the Massachusetts Port Authority; Logan Office Center; One Harborside Ddve, Suite 209S; East Boston, MA 02128-2909• Any submission, which exceeds the page limit set here or which is not received in a timely manner will 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 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• All questions relative to your submission shall only be directed to Catherine Wetherell, Deputy Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs, at (617) 568-3501• MASSA~S PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS J. KINTON, JR. CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 2/25/11 ~'t, Spring Training has Arrived After our miserable month of January, it is nice to know that the Boston Red Sox have re-opened Spring Training down at Ft. Myers. Soon March Will be here and then April and Opening Day at Fenway. The all new Red Sox with some great additions should be right in the. mix of things all sea- son long hopefully. Tito Francona seems ready to go. Theo did a lot of work over the off-season to improve our chances. Speaking of Additions The NY Yankees gave up on Alfredo Aceves in Decem- ber deciding not to offer him a contract after he went 14- I with a 3.21 ERA over three seasons as a pitcher. The Red Sox however made room for him on February 8, sign- ing the 29-year-old to a con- tract. The NY Mets showed interest in him. Aceves threw just 12 innings last season for the Yankees af- ter back injuries last May. Later, after the season ended, he broke his left col- larbone in a bike accident and eventually, the Yankees kissed him good-bye. The Sox plan to use him- as a starter down in Pawtucket but see him as a future reliever up in Boston. He was signed out of the Mexican League in 2008 and came up to the majors quickly. He was 10-1 with a 3.54 ERA for the Yankees in 2009. Ray's Number Hanging High Former Mayor Ray Flynn, a former star guard at Provi- " dence College in his pre-po- litical life, had his Friars jer- sey retired during a game against Cincinnati at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Flynn's number 14 was hoisted to the rafters along with number 10, which was worn by his back- by Sal Giarratani . yard partner Vinnie Ernst. The 1963 grads will join the likes of former Celtics and Lakers guard Ernie DiGregorio and 9-time NBA All-Star Lenny Wilkens already hanging in those rafters. Back in the day, Ray scored 1,000 plus points, av- eraged 128.9 points and helped lead the Friars to two NIT titles in 1961 and 1963 and was called by those who watched him play as one of the greatest outside shoot- ers in the history of Friar basketball. The "Minute Man" of Negro Leagues Cecil Kaiser Dead at 94 Cecil Kaiser, a little left- bander who made ~700 a month at the height of his Negro Leagues career in the 1940s, died on Valentine's Day at age 94. Kaiser grew up a Yankees fan in New York but with his path to the majors blocked by segrega- tion, the 5-foot-6, 165 pounder played outfield with a number of sandlot teams and eventually ended up with the Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays in the Negro Leagues. According to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kaiser first played for the Crawfords as an out- fielder but after a number of pitchers were injured, he was sent to the mound. De- spite his size, he became known as a strikeout artist whose fastball was mixed with good off-speed pitches. He was nick-named "Minute Man" because it took him only a minute to strike out a batter. This past January, he attended the opening of a Negro Leagues exhibition at an art museum in Muskegon, Michigan. At the event, he informed folks that he played baseball with legendary players such as Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson. He relayed to the Muskegon Chronicle just a month before dying that, "They're pretty much all gone now; not too many are left." In 1947, he was making $4,700 a month for the Grays with whom he played through the 1949 season. Perhaps his best year of winter ball came in 1949-50 when he pitched with Caguas, in the Puerto Rican League, where he posted a league-leading 1.68 ERA. After losing his power at the plant due mostly to his size, he left pro-baseball and ended up with the Ford Motor Company team in the Detroit Industrial League. According, once again, to the Negro Leagues museum, "Certainly, we will remem- ber him fondly, remember the contributions he made, not only in baseball." The Detroit Tigers previ- ously had honored the Michigan native and the Tigers said in a statement, "Cecil was a great friend to the Detroit Tigers and was truly a pioneer to the game of baseball. The Tigers are grateful of Cecil's partici- pation in our annual Negro Leagues tribute games ... Cecil's warm smile and presence will be missed." His son Tyrone said of his father, he was "a hard-work- ing man who took care of his family, a very 6odd provider, He was a great father, and I'm definitely going to miss him." ' • All That Zazz (Continued She is quite a gal with a posi- tive attitude and a bright future. I was thrilled to meet Loren Rabinowitz from Brookline -- Miss Massa- chusetts 2010 and several other Mass. county win- ners, even Miss Teen NH. Loren crowned Sara The new Miss Boston 2011 since Miss Boston 2010 Ashley Rizzo, mezzo-soprano, had rehearsal for an opera in New York. I also met person- ality plu llei tol County, Kelli MeBee. She'll be hosting a fundraiser to benefit The Children's Hos- pital. Boston. It's a Daddy- Daughter Dance 2011 -- "An Enchanted Evening" on Saturday, March 26th from 7-10PM at the Sheridan Hotel. For tix and more info from Page 6) visit The pageant was brilliantly choreographed-reminding me of boxing matches when the pretty girl struts the stage announcing the next round with signs. They had handsome fellows between dress changes showing off all their various talent! Including "Mr. Emerson" with a "Jacque-esque" semi-drag performance. The girls talents ranged from vocal, dance to classi- cal piano. They were all luminous and unique. You certainly make many life-long friendships and as Stephanle Janes, Executive Director and President of this non-profit organization quoted "It's a great experi- ence for ment0ring all the girls" Why support such pag- eants? They encourage young women to develop their talents, their educa- tion and experiences that will flourish who they can truly be for a lifetime. Sara Carlisle, our new Miss Boston 2011 will serve as a role model as an ambas- sador for Boston. We wish her well! Buona giornata, -- Mary DiZazzo-Trumbull Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.eom. Mary is a fhird-gen~ration cosrr~toi~- gist and a Massachusetts dis- tributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. 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