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BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 11,2011 Page 15 * Editorial (Continued from as pawns in their illegal actions. The 14 legislators should be held in contempt for be- traying their oath of office, and the good people of Wis- consin should insist they pay the price for their betrayal. On February 17th, Rush Limbaugh exposed the real reason union bosses in Wis- consin are in a panic: the new law will allow Wisconsin employees to opt out of join- ing the union rather than continue to be forced to pay union dues without a choice. Consider another concern for the union bosses, and they are aware of the revelation: 80% of Union Member Agree, Right to Work is Best Policy, on February 2, 2011, By NRTW Committee Staff, when asked; workers choose freedom, even union work- ers. In Frank Luntz recent poll, 80% of union members chose the Right to Work which allows individuals to freely choose whether to belong or pay fees to union. Here is the question Luntz' pollsters asked union mem- bers across the country: Please tell me whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with the following statement: "Work- ers should have the right to decide whether to join a union. They should never be forced or coerced to join or pay dues to a union as a con- dition of employment." Government Employee Union Members: 80% agreed -- 15% Disagreed -- 6% do not Really Care. Another point of interest that parents need to be aware, in a recent Washing- ton Times article, titled: "Public schools no place for teachers' kids." Nationwide, public school teachers are almost twice as likely as other parents to choose private schools for their own children. In some cities, nearly half of the children of public school teachers have abandoned public schools. In Philadelphia, 44 per- LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI11P0760EA In the Estate of CARMELLA M MERCURIO a/Ida MILDRED MERCURIO Late of BELMONT, MA 02478 Date of Death December 12, 2010 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been pre- sented requesting that a document purport- ing to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed and that DAVID C ClOMMO of Belmont, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR AI-IORNEY MUST FILE A WRITrEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON MARCH 29, 2011. 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 allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: March 1,2011 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 3/11/11 Page 3) cent put their children in private schools; in Cincin- nati, 41 percent, Chicago, 39 percent, Rochester, N.Y., 38 percent, and the list goes on, to many for this piece. I maintain it is time to privatize the entire public school system in the nation. In their editorial of Febru- ary 18, The Wall Street Jour- nal, "Athens in Mad Town" is noteworthy in its content, I quote in part: For most Americans who do not think the welfare state riots of France or Greece can happen here, we recom- mend a look at the union and Democratic Party spectacle now unfolding in Wisconsin. Over the past few days, thou- sands have swarmed the state capital and airwaves to intimidate lawmakers and disrupt Governor Scott Walker's plan to level the playing field between tax- payers and government unions. Mr. Walker's very modest proposal would take away the ability of most govern- ment employees to collec- tively bargain for benefits. They could still bargain for higher wages, but future wage increase would be capped at the federal Con- sumer Price Index, unless otherwise specified by a voter referendum. The editorial, makes many of the points of contention made herein, I conclude with the Journals' closing declaration: The battle of "Mad Town" is a seminal showdown over whether government union power can be tamed, and overall government reined in. The alternative is higher taxes until the middle class is picked clean and the U.S. economy is no longer com- petitive. Voters said in November that they want reform, and Mr. Walker is trying to deliver. We hope Republicans hold firm and that the people of Wisconsin understand that this battle is ultimately about their right to self-government. Comments send to edwardpshaUow@gmail.com LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI11P0776EA In the Estate of MARY LOU ACKLEY a/Ida MARY L ACKLEY Lrite of WESTON, MA 02493 Date of Death February 2, 2011 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been pre- sented requesting that a document purport- ing to be the last will and codicil of said decedent be proved and allowed and that ROBERT A NOLAN of Weston, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IFYOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATrORNEY MUST FILE A WRITrEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT CAMBRIDGE ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON MARCH 28, 2011. 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 allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: February 28, 2011 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 3/11/11 The "Duke of "Flatbush" is No More Baseball Hall of Famer Center Fielder Duke Snider, one of baseball's best players of the '50s died on Febru- ary 27 at age 84. Snider still tops the Dodgers' all-time leader in home runs (389) and RBIs (1,271). He was one of those storied "Boys of Summer" who helped bring the Dodgers their elusive and only World Series crown. Snider often said, "I was born in Los Angeles. Baseball- wise, I was born in Brooklyn. We lived with Brooklyn. We died with Brooklyn." Snider batted .295 lifetime with 407 home runs, played in six World Series and won two World Series rings, one in Brooklyn and another in L.A. He was an 8-time All- Star. Ebbets Field was filled with stars like Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges and Snider. They all played on that 1955 cham- pionship season. They were all members of the "Boys of Summer" and Snider is also remembered in a 1950s song "Talkin' Baseball" where the refrain goes, "Willie, Mickey and the Duke." Number 4 Duke Snider was often called New York's third best center fielder af- ter Willie Mays of the Giants and Mickey Mantle of the Yankees. That era is often still remembered as the city's golden age of baseball. Willie Mays re-acting to the news of Snyder's passing stated, Duke was a fine man, a terrific hitter and LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plymouth Probate and Family Court 52 Obery Street, Suite 1130~ Plymouth, MA 02360 Docket No. PL11P0234EA In the Estate of PAMELA J RAINEY-AXON Late of HANOVER, MA 02339 Date of Death December 27, 20"[0 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 pur- porting to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed and that DONNA M FANTASIA of Hanover, 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 WRII-IEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT PLYMOUTH ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON MARCH 21, 2011. 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, lION. CATHERINE P SABAITIS, First Justice of this Court. Date: February 25, 2011 Robert McCarthy, Register of Probate Run date: 3/11/11 by Sal Giarratani great friend, even though he was a Dodger. It was great playing center field in New York in the 50s, along with Mickey and Duke." Snyder himself once said, "The newspapers compared Willie, Mickey and that was their thing. As a team, we competed with the Giants, and we faced the Yankees in the World Series. So we had a rivalry as a team, that was it. It was an honor to be com- pared to them, they were both great players." Mantle died at age 63 in 1995 and Willie Mays is still hanging around in there at age 79. Don Zimmer just noted that the "Duke was a great out- fielder. He was a great player." Former Red Sox Man- ager Don Zimmer also noted that "Duke never got the credit of being the outfielder that Mays and Mantle were." Back in his heyday in the '50s the Duke hit at least 40 home runs in 5 straight sea- sons and led the NL in sto- len bases 3 times. In that championship 1955 season, he hit .309 with 42 homer- and 136 RBIs. That Octob~ in the World Series, he hit 4 homers, drove in 7 runs and hit .320 as the Dodgers took down the Yankees in 7 games. After always saying, "Wait till next year" forever and going down bad to the Yankees in the 1941, 1947, 1949, 1952 and 1953, they finally took down their cross- town post-season rivals. A generation later, they were lauded in the "Boys of Sum- mer" by Roger Kahn. Another great slugger Willie McCovey, who played the outfield with Mays on the Giants noted, "The Duke was a first-class guy, that's all." He and the Duke played together with the San Fran- cisco Giants in 1964, the Duke's last season of base- bali. He ended his career with the Dodgers in 1962. He played 1963 back in New York with the hapless Mets and finished his career with the Giants in 1964. Sadly, it took him 11 tries to get into the Hall of Fame in 1980, which should have been seen as a baseball felony. He was one of the best sluggers of the fifties and often never got the re- spect he deserved. Waiting so long for induction into the hall was just the final insult for a great player who was often and sadly overlooked. The "Duke of Flatbush" is gone, long live the Duke! LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Project No. L932-C1, EAST BOSTON/CHELSEA BYPASS ROAD IN EAST BOSTON, MA, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Mas- sachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ATTHE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT, SUITE 209S, LOGAN OFFICE CENTER, ONE HARBORSIDE DRIVE, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSE'n's 02128-2009 AT 11:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011. THE WORK OF THIS CONTRACT CONSISTS OF FURNISHING ALL LABOR, MATERIALS, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: CONSTRUCTION OF FULL-DEPTH BITUMINOUS CONCRETE PAVEMENTS FOR AT-GRADE ROADWAYS, CONSTRUCTION OF RETAINING WALLS, INSTALLING GRANITE CURB AND REINFORCED CEMENT CONCRETE BARRIERS; CONSTRUCTION OF CEMENT CONCRETE SIDEWALKS AND WHEELCHAIR RAMPS, INSTALLING FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM, INSTALLING ELECTRIC AND COMMUNICATION DUCTBANKS, STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INSTALLING A STORMWATER PUMP STATION, STREET LIGHTING, DRAIN, SEWER AND ELECTRIC MANHOLES, CONDUITS, AND ALL OTHER UTILITY APPURTENANCES; INSTALLING TRAFFIC SIGNS AND GROUND MOUNTED GUIDE SIGNS AND SUPPORTS; INSTALLING PAVEMENT MARKINGS; PROVIDING EARTHWORK FOR FUEL PIPELINE THAT WILL BE INSTALLED BY OTHERS, INSTALLING GUARD RAIL, AND COMPLETING ALL OTHER APPURTENANT WORK, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DETAILS SHOWN ON THE CONTRACT DRAWINGS, AS SPECIFIED IN THE CONTRACT DOCUMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND AS DIRECTED BY THE AUTHORITY. Bid documents will be made available beginning on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011. The estimated contract cost is $12,950,000. 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. 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 pdce. 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 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than fifteen percent (15%) of the Contract be performed by disadvantaged business enterpdse contractors. With respect to this provision, bidders are urged to familiadze themselves thoroughly with the Bidding Documents. Stdct 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 Op- portunity 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. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS J. KINTON, JR. CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 3/11/11