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PAGE 6 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 11,2016 JOE BONCORE IS THE CHOICE Working Families for State Senate Boncore Earns Endorsements of Labor Unions Joe Boncore announced today the endorsements of the International Union of Painter & Allied Trades Dis- trict Council 35 (IUPAT), Laborer's Local 22, International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 6, and International Association of Iron Workers Local 7. Organizational leaders shared that it is Boncore's practical leadership and dedication to helping working families and the community that led to their endorsement. "Boncore's leadership and commitment as a public servant for working families has earned him our Union's endorsement. District Coun- cil 35 members know that they can count on Boncore to stand up for them on issues such as responsible development, creating good paying local jobs, and protecting their rights," said IUPAT DC35 Political Director, Roger Brunelle. Brunelle went on to say, "DC35's members are from this community, are active and engaged constituents. We are confident he will be the best advocate at the state level to make these wise investments in our community. From educational funding to infrastructure improvements, he will make sure each neighborhood has the opportunity to grow and thrive, making the quality of life better for all working families in the First Suffolk and Middlesex District." The Iron Workers Local 7 recently cited Joe's dedication to working families in their endorsement of Boncore. Michael Hess, President of Local 7, said, "Joe is a strong voice for the working families of today and his continued dedication and effort will protect the working families of tomorrow." Boncore is running for the Senate seat that was recently vacated by Anthony Petruccelli. He is Chair of the Winthrop Housing Authority, Chair of the Winthrop Ordinance Review Committee, and a bar advocate for Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, earning his J.D. from the Massachusetts School of Law. Bonc0re's campaign is focused on the needs of families in this community; prioritizing public education; better supporting public safety and combating the drug crisis; and improving the transportation infrastructure of the Com- monwealth. To learn more about Joe Boncore visit www. BoncoreforSenate.com, www.facebook.com/ Bon- coreforSenate, or ( oeboncore. Saint Madeline Sophie Barat by Bennett Molina.ri and Richard Molinari Madeleine Sophie Barat was born into a financially comfort- able family whose ancestors had lived in Joigny, Burgundy, for generations. Her father, Jacques Barat was a cooper and vine-grower. Her mother was Madeleine Barat. In 1789, her older brother, Louis, became involved in the debate surrounding the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, passed in July 1790, which required all priests to swear allegiance to the new revolu- tionary state. Louis took this oath of loyalty in January 1791 but, on learning the Pope had condemned the Constitution, he renounced his oath in May 1792. Louis fled to Paris as a result. The danger had become too great both for himself and his family. In Paris, he was ar- rested in May 1793, imprisoned for two years, and only escaped the guillotine through the inter- vention of a friend. After his release in 1795, Louis went back to Paris to seek ordination and exercise his ministry in secret. He brought Sophie with him in order to further her education. After ar- riving in Paris, Sophie and Louis lived in a safe house belong- ing to Madame Duval. Sophie worked as a seamstress and be- came an exceUent embroiderer. While living in Paris, at about the age of 18, Sophie had hoped to become a Carmelite nun. But the Carmelites along with many other religious communities, were abolished in 1790 as a result of the French Revolution. Unable to become a nun, she lived a life of prayer and study in Paris, and taught catechism in secret to the children of the Marais quarter. In Paris, Sophie met Joseph Varin, who wanted to create a women's order devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and in- volved in the education of young women that would complement the work of the Fathers of the Faith. On November 21, 1800, at the age of 21, Sophie, along with three other women living in the Paris safe-house, took her vows as one of the first members of this new religious congrega- tion, marking the foundation of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The first school was opened in Amiens in northern France in September 1801. It was also the year Sophie made her vows. In 1802, a second school was established at Grenoble, followed by a third at Poitiers in western France. In 1832, she founded the "Congregation of the Children of Mary" for former pupils and other ladies at Lyons. During her 65-year leader- ship, the Society of the "Sacred Heart grew to include more than 3,500 members with schools educating women in Europe, North Africa, and North and South America. Barat died at the general motherhouse in Pads on Ascension Day, May 25, 1865. She was canonized on May 24, 1925, by Pope Hus XI. Saint Madeleine Barat's Feast Day is celebrated on May 25% / The Sleeping $t. oseph Statue \ \ January 2015, Pope Francis gave an inspiring message, about mercy, compassion and his call to urgently protect family. During the meeting with families, the Pope spoke about his devotion to St. Joseph and his practice of writing his prayers on pieces of paper and slipping them under the statue so St. Joseph could sleep on them. A limited number of sleeping St. Joseph Statuettes (18") are available. If you would like to own a replica of the St. Joseph Statue that Pope Francis has on his desk, e-mail venicea@aol.com for further information. Cost is $39.99, includes shipping. MASSACHUSE'I-rS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. W212-C2, CONSTRUCT NEW TAXlWAY, INSTALL CATEGORY III INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM (ILS) WITH APPURTENANCES AND MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL IMPROVEMENTS, WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETI'S, 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, APRIL 13, 2016, immediately after which, in a designated room, the proposal will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN THE TERMINAL BUILDING OF THE WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, 2ND FLOOR, 375 AIRPORT DRIVE, WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, AT 1:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016. The work includes: BASE BID: MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK; CONSTRUCTION OF NEW TAXIWAY G/G3 INCLUDING MECHANICALLY STABILIZED EARTH (MSE) WALL, SUB-SURFACE DRAINAGE FEATURES, PAVEMENT BOX SECTION, P-401 WARM MIXTURE ASPHALT, PAVEMENT MARKINGS. TAXlWAY EDGE LIGHTING, CENTERLINE LIGHT INFRASTRUCTURE, AIRRELD GUIDANCE SIGNS, ELECTRICAL VAULT WORK, AIRRELD LIGHTING CONTROL AND MONITORING SYSTEM (ALCMS), CENTERLINE LIGHTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TAXIWAYS A & B. CONSTRUCTION OF RUNWAY 11 GUDE SLOPE WITH MSE WALL, LOCAUZER AND ALSF-2 APPROACH UGHTING SYSTEM INCLUDING ELECTRICAL AND COMMUNICATION DUCTBANKS, FIBER OPTIC, INSTALLATION OF OWNER PROVIDED NAVAID SHELTERS, NAVAID EQUIPMENT, ENGINE GENERATOR AND SHELTER. CONSTRUCTION OF A STEEL SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR LOCALIZER, MODIFICATIONS TO EXISTING ENGINEERED ARRESTING MATERIALS SYSTEM (EMAS). MODIFICATIONS TO EXISTING APPROACH LIGHTING SUPPORT STRUCTURES AND INSTALLATION OF NEW APPROACH LIGHTING SUPPORT STRUCTURES. The work further includes: ADD ALTERNATE NO. I: INSTALLATION OF THERMOPLASTIC PAVEMENT MARKINGS ON TAXlWAY G/G3. ADDALTERNATENO. 2: INSTALLATION OF MASSPOR'r DESIGNATED FIBER OPTIC INNERDUCT AND RELOCATION OF EXISTING NAVAID SHELTER FOR REUSE. ADD ALTERNATE NO. 3: INSTALLATION OF RBER OPTIC CABLE, MOTORIZED GATE WITH KEY CARD ACCESS AND SECURITY CAMERA. ADD ALTERNATE NO. 4: INSTALLATION OF SURFACE MOVEMENT GUIDANCE AND CONTROL SYSTEM (SM~) FOR RUNWAY 11 ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES INCLUDING UGRT BASES, CONDUR, CABLE, LIGHTS AND ASSOCIATED ELECTRICAL VAULT WORK. EXCLUDES CENTERUNE UGNT BASES AND CONDUIT FOR TAXlWAY G/G3 AND TAXIWAYS A & B (BASE BID). Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016. 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: BASE BID: NINETEEN MILMON SiX HUNDRED RFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($19,650,000). ADD ALTERNATE NO. 1: ONE HUNDRED THIRTY RVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($135,000) ADD ALTERNATE NO. 2: ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($130,000). ADD ALTERNATE NO. 3: ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($135,000). ADDALTERNATENO. 4: FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($460,000). 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-bide 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 ~ schedules listed in Division II, Spedal Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predelermined 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 =1 maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of THREE MILLION DOLLARS ($3,000,000). Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. Seethe insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and DMsion II, Special Provisions for complete details. This contract is subject to a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than FOUR AND FR/E TENTHS PERCENT (4.5%) of the Contract be performed by disadvantaged business enterprise contractors. W'~ 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 Spucifeations (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 prospuct~e sub-contractors of the requirement for such cerlification where the sub-contract exceeds $10,000. A Contractor having fifty (50) or more employees and his sub-contractors having fifty (50) or more employees who may be awarded a sub-contract of $50,000 or mere will, within one hundred twenty (126) days from the contract commencement, be required to develop a written affirmative action compliance program for each of its establishments. Compliance Reports - Within thirty (30) days of the award of this Contract the Contractor shall file a compliance report (Standard Form [SF 100]) if:, (a) The Contractor has not submitted a complete compliance report within twelve (12) months preceding ~ date of award, and (b) The C~mtractor is within the definition of'employer" in Paragraph 2c(3) of the instructions included in SF100. The contractor shall require the sub-centractor on any first l~r sub-onntrects, irrespective of ~ dollar amount, to file SF 100 within thirty (30) days after the award of the sub-centracts, if the above two conditions apply. SF 100 will be furnished upon request SF 100 is normally fumishad Contractors annually, based on a mailing list currer~y maintain~l by the Joint Reporling Committee. In the event a contractor has not received the form, he may obtain it by w~ng to the following address: Jo/nt ReporUng Comm/ttee 1800 G Sb'eet Washing~n, OC 2O5O8 Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts PortAuthonty. The right is reserved towaive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MAESACHUSEI"rS PORT AUTHONITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 3/11/2016