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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 27, 2015 Hosted by Jona,, Gray  Shows: 7:45 pm& 10:00 pm ? VIP Tickets (Limited): - includes riority seating & ost show meet & greet. LE( ;AL NOTICES NEWS BRIEFS (FROM ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS) Compiled by Orazio Z. Buttafuoco VENICE: A New Water Sport to Entertain Oriental Tour- ists. The first exploits of the Venetian water taxis were video-taped by local residents who couldn't believe what was happening. To get the authorities coming into the picture was a fatal accident in the lagoon, where a German was killed by a public transport boat. The police began to inves- tigate what was going on. It didn't take long to realize how fast the taxis were going. The fines followed, as well as the arrests of a few of the water taxi drivers guilty of speeding. The police found out something else. The drivers were try- ing to entertain the oriental guests, who clearly enjoyed the fast going. In fact, the Orientals showed that they very much enjoyed the fast going. They also noticed that the riders were literally packing the boats, creating additional danger for everyone. Someone opined that the guests may have paid extra to experience the excitement and the speed of the water taxis. As authorities continue to investigate this new water phenomenon, they increasingly find water racing quite dangerous. A collision may very well occur not only between water taxis, but also with other boats. Upmost in everybody's mind is primarily the safety of the passengers. LAURA DE BENEDETTI: The First Woman General of the U,S, Army, For the first time a woman has reached the highest rank in the Armed Forces, following a brilliant ca- reer over the years. The promotion found her in the island of Sardinia (Sardegna) inside the offices of the "Legion Carabinieri." Her new position knocks down what has been a men's only privilege. What a great achievement! THE "MADE IN ITALY" IS RAPIDLY SHRINKING! It began with the widely-known ice cream maker Algida. Then, to the surprise of many, the maker of the much-loved motor bike, Ducati. There seems to be a race among foreigners to grab a business or two, often at a cost much below the business's real value. Some of the buyers come from Ger- many or the United Kingdom. Lately an increasing num- ber of buyers have materialized, inter alias, from China, Russia and Japan. It is no surprise to find businessmen from India, South Korea, France, Qatar and even from Tur- key. Over the last dozen years, 437 businesses have ended up in the hands of foreigners. So much know-how and work places have disappeared, showing up in foreign lands. For- eign "business raiders" often show up in many business places, loaded with billions of euro, attracted by the notori- ety of the Italian famous concerns, known worldwide. What a shameT MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. H255-Cl, ENTRY PLAZA IMPROVEMENTS, L.G. HANSCOM FIELD, BEDFORD, 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, MARCH 25, 2015, immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CIVIL AIR TERMINAL, THIRD FLOOR, L.G. HANSCOM FIELD, BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, AT 10:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015. The work includes DEMOLmON OF EXISTING MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY SIGNAGE AND CONCRETE FOOTINGS, DEMOLITION OF CURBING AND EXCAVATION OF LAWN AREAS, SAW CUTTING OF PAVEMENT AND HOT PATCH REPAIR AND THE INSTALLATION OF NEW GRANITE PAVERS, NEW GRANITE CURB AND LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS, ADJACENT TO THE ROADWAY APPROACH TO L.G. HANSCOM RELD, BEDFORD, MA. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015. 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 the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. The estimated contract cost is SEVENTY-RVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($75,000). 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, 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 faithfal performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to famish 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 ONE MILLION DOLLARS, ($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. 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. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 2/27/15 ;'J with Christian A. Guarino Gridiron Audibles will return next week. In the meantime, join me this Saturday night at the Kowloon Restaurant on Route One in Saugus for two comedy shows hosted by NFL arid New England Patriots star, Jonas Gray. Gray was a key contributor on the Patriots championship run and has been doing standup omedy since his college days at Notre Dame.. "I love engaging my audi- ence. I'm used to doing quick five-minute standup, so this Saturday should be a chal- lenge for me as I will be doing that along with introducing others. My best friend was a comedian arid I loved making people laugh. He was really the reason I got into standup." Gray appeared on the November 18, 2014 Sports Illustrated cover following his 202- yard, 4 touchdown output versus the Indianapolis Colts. What followed would be some difficult times for the 24-year-old run- ning back. He would see limited playtime down the stretch and in the playoffs and was inactive for Super Bowl XLIX. Jonas is focused on returning to the Patriots for the 2015 season and winning the lead role back. "The approach of the New England Patriots organization is to take everything week-to- week and to foo.us on our day-to-day jobs." * Simple Times (Continued from Page 5) her every day. She always encouraged me to run for public office," Warren says. As Kara lay in a coma, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, whom he met while working for Sen. Kerry, called Setti. "He called again upon her death. His phone calls meant a lot to me." Warren did not allow 27- year-old Kara's death to consume him. Instead, he worked more diligently. "Her death became a motivator." While working days for Sen. Kerry, Warren attended night classes to earn his law degree in 2006 from Suffolk University School of Law. Warren waged his first campaign for public office in 2009 when he was elected mayor of Newton by a slim margin of less than 500 votes. He made history as the first African American mayor in Newton. In 2013, a resounding majority of Newton voters returned Warren to the mayor's office. And he looks back to that meeting in 1987 with the late Mayor Ted Mann as his clarion call to public service. "I saw that event and how the power of public office could bring people together." Currently, Warren is chairman of Community Development and Housing for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He is committed to creating 800 units of afford- able housing to keep middle- class citizens in Newton. "I love this city. I'm fortu- nate to have been raised in Newton. I want other people like my family to come here and raise their family the way I grew up," Warren said. DRIVERS CDL-A WOW[ Check-out our New Pay Package. It's Awesome. More per mile! Monthly Bonusest Stop-Off, Layover, Detention, Short-Haul PAY! 877-704-3773 The POST-GAZE-I-rE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZEI-rE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETIE, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. L1435-Cl, BREMEN STREET DOG PARK, EAST 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, MARCH 25, 2015, immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT, (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 11:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015. The work includes but not limited to ASPHALT OVERLAY OVER EXISTING COBBLESTONE, PERIMETER FENCING AND GATES, DOG AGILITY/EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, PARK BENCHES, WATER FOUNTAIN AND IRRIGATION SYSTEM WITH THE ASSOCIATED WATER SERVICE CONNECTIONS, TRENCHING, PIPING, METER, BACKFLOW PREVENTER, ENCLOSURE CABINET AND CONCRETE PAD, DOG WASTE (DOGGIE BAG) DISPENSER STATIONS, AND DOG PARK RULE SlGNAGE. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015. 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 the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. The estimated contract cost is ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($150,000.00). 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, 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 $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. This contract is subject to a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than FIVE AND SEVEN-TENTHS PERCENT (5.7%) 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. 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 Article 84 of the 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 requiremant 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. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P, GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 2/27/15