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POST-GAZEI"I'E, MARCH 1112016 PAGE 7 ... As I See It Mitt Romney hasMangini is already gearing up a face everyoneand raising money for the pa- loves to hate. rade to be held in East Boston Romney couldn'tthis year. Mangini is one of the :! win the presiden- longest-serving East Boston tial seat in 2012 against a mere community activists. Speak- community organizer (Barak ing of the Parade, construction Obama), so his face has gotten has stopped in Central Square tighter and stiffer. Romney's where the parade usuaUy breaks recent bashing of front runner up[ Wonder why?... The picture Donald Trump only proves fur- Spotlight won Best Picture of ther that this man is a LOSER! the Year, telling the story of Voters believe special inter- the wide-spread cover-up of est groups, lobbyists, and the the pedophile priest scandal, media are behind the Trump-and the arrogance of Cardinal bashing by Romney due to crony Law and the Boston Archdio- capitalism. Trump supporters cese that led all the way to the are confident Romney's antics Vatican. It's a must-see movie. won't work. Donald Trump isBoston Globe investigative team more popular than ever! ...reporters (the Spotlight team) Question most asked: =Why do did a great job in exposing the candidates knock themselvesatrocities committed by Catholic out to get into public office?" clergy members that would still Many spend their own money be continuing today had it not to get elected. It's the door to been for them. Michael power and big salaried positions Rezendes, the reporter played for'those who play ball to spe- by Mark Ruffalo (nominated for cial interest groups! Politicians an Oscar for Best Supporting with the most influence are of- Actor), lived in East Boston. fered big salaried positions in His investigative reporting has the private sector to use their put East Boston in the =Spot- influence and connections, light." Santarpio's Pizza was How many politicians do youmentioned in the picture as a know that haven't walked away Rezendes favorite haunt... Don't with a lot more money during forget to change the clocks this and after their service! It's a weekend (spring forward!]... win-win proposition for them! Have a Happy and Safe St. ... The Columbus Day ParadePatrick's Day and Top of the committee chaired by Buddy Morning to All! ... Till next time/ Columbus Day Parade Committee Kicks Off Monthly Meetings Members of the 2016 East Boston Columbus Day Parade Committee. The East Boston Columbus Day Parade Committee kicked off its monthly planning meet- ings on Wednesday, March 2nd, at the YMCA on Bremen Street. The meeting was chaired by Buddy Mangini. These monthly meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month starting at 6:00 pm at the YMCA building. Over a dozen members showed up for the first meeting. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. AP1606-Ct, FY16-18 LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE TERM CONTRACT, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MA; L.G. HANSCOM RELD, BEDFORD, MA; ALL MARmME FACILITIES, AND WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, 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, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 06, 2016 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 22, 2016. The work includes THE PROVISION OF LABOR FOR JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS, APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND INCIDENTAL MATERIALS FOR THE REMOVAL, RELOCATION, REPAIR, INSTALLATION, INSPECTION, AND TESTING OF LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND WIRING (600V, NOMINAL, OR LESS), INCLUDING FIRE ALARM WORK, AND OTHER LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS WORK. THE PROVISIONS FOR THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO REMOVAL, RELOCATION, REPAIR, INSTALLATION, INSPECTION, AND TESTING OF TELEPHONE AND DATA COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, CABMNG AND FIBER OPTICS AT THE AUTHORmES PROPERTIES. THE AUTHORITY'S PROPERTIES INCLUDE LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MA, L.G. HANSCOM RELD, BEDFORD, MA, ALL MARITIME FACILITIES, AND WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, MA ON AN AS NEEDED AND ON CALL BASIS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS WITH A MASSPORT OPTION TO EXTEND ONE ADDmONAL YEAR. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 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. 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 Maintenance and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of ELECTRICAL. The estimated contract cost is NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($900,000). Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44J 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) 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 bend, or cash, or a ce~fied check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible hank 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 peflormance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to fumish 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 14g, 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 TEN MILMON DOLLARS ($10,000,000). Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be inctuded as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Previsions for complete details. No filed sub-bids will be required for this contract. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative ActiOn article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifcattons (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to no$'y prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the sub-conbact exceeds $fO,O00. 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: 3/11/2016 (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) L-R: State Rep. Adrian Madaro, Vernonica Robles, parade civic chair, Joe Ruggiero, Grand Marshal, Roselie Petraia, Secretary and Buddy Mangini Committee Chair Think Spring ACROSS 1. Boat load 6. Line of work 9. Stairway alternative 13. Hitler's mistress 14. High or low card 15. Country on Samoan Islands 16. Stiff hair or bristles 17. Kan. neighbor 18. Holy See loyalist practicing different rites 19. *Daylight__ time 21. *Spring is a symbol of this 23. Much of this about nothing? 24. "Stop!" to marchers 25. Feather glue 28. World's largest continent 30. To show off 35, Functions 37. Jittery 39. End of a poem 40. *Before you spring clean you make one? 41. Manet's and Gauguin's contemporary 43. Seaside bird 44. *"Spring to mind" or "Spring into action," e.g. 46. Table mineral 47. Equal 48. Correspondence friend 50. Part of ROM 52. *Spring is a cure for__, acr. 53. As opposed to "want" 55. Pine juice 57. *Vernal event 61. *Japanese spring blossom 64. Knucklehead 65. Wear and tear 67. Made cow noise 69. Old hat 70. June honoree 71. Muscat resident 72. #23 Across, pl. 73. Mama sheep 74. Relating to Scandinavia CROSSWORD DOWN 1. *Masters Tournament network 2. Mars, to the Greeks 3. "Pro" follower 4. Exotic jelly flavor 5. Iroquois tribe 6. "More for the buck" 7. *It dissipates in spring 8. Striped equine 9. Raja's wife 10. Gulf V.I.P. 11. Castle's line of defense 12. Beaten by walkers 15. Difficult to detect 20. Red- like Rudolph 22. Hermey the dentist, e.g. 24. Wasted-looking T-"IT-'IT- lfi I 27 40 I 48 I 59 64 I 1 7 24 m 5O 66 1 m 8 10 21 32 38 52 61 62 1 1 11 2 33 4 63 8 StatcPoint Media 25. *Popular spring flower 51. Nature spirit in Greek mythology 26. Comment to the audience 54. Ooze out 27. Pine product 56. Movie trailer, e.g. 29. * of March, or March 15 57. Cocoyam 31. "The__ Go Marching" 58. Leg muscle 32. Part of eye containing iris, pl. 59. "Do __ others as ..." 33. Madlyn Monroe's given name 60 Frosts a cake 34. Pronged, as in three- fork 61. Formally surrender 36. "Cut that out!" 62. Lion's warning 38. Ivy League school 63. Strong desires ~, 42. Bills under mattress 66. Horror movie series 45. Like "The Martian" mission 68. One of a set of dice i 49. DiCaprio to his friends? (Solution on Page 8)