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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 1,2011" SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER There's going to be a North End Reunion with music from the glory days of the '50s and '60s on September 11. It will take place at Spinelli's in Lynnfield. It sounds like a great time with dinner, dancing and old friends from the old neighborhood. For more information, contact Lolly Ciampa at 781-938- 9254 or Ro-Ro DeMarco at 781-284-5945. The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani METRO CREDIT UNION OPENING BOSTON OFFICE The other day while driv- ing to Edward Everett Square in Dorchester, I noticed that the Metro Credit Union was in the process of building its first Boston branch in the city on Massachusetts Avenue across from the Victorian Diner. It will also house an Internet Cafe. Metro is my credit union and now I can choose be- tween the Boston or Chelsea sites. KINGSTON TRIO SUPPORTS WOUNDED WARRIORS The Kingston Trio, who were recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award recognizing the group's contribution to American music, were in Rhode Island on March 25 for a benefit concert at Vet- erans Memorial Auditorium in Providence to help the Wounded Warrior Project, whose mission is to sup- po severely wounded veter- ans. There are over 1,700 servicemen and women wounded in Iraq or Afghani- stan and over 300 of them have benefited by the Wounded Warrior Project. The concert was spon- sored by RI4GIs, veteran support group. For more information on them, e-mail ri4gis@yahoo.com. LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing has received the following application: To increase the capacity of the premises from 19 persons to 99 persons; and extend the closing hour on the entertainment license from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at: 4-6-8 Prince Street, Boston, MA 02113 known as: Artu the applicant is: Nancy Frattaroli manager of record is: Nancy Frattaroli A public hearing on this application will be held at Boston City Hall, Room 801, on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. Anyone wishing to speak on this matter is invited to attend the hearing. Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Interpretation Services in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole and American Sign Language may be available upon request if the request is made two weeks prior to the public hearing. Call 617-635-4165 to request an interpreter. Written comments may be made prior to the hearing by writing to: Patricia A. Malone, Director Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing Room 817, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA 02201 Telephone 617-635-4165 Fax 617-635-4174 Run date: 4/1/1t LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSE'FFS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. M373-Cl, BRIDGE PAINTING AND MASONRY PIER IMPROVEMENTS, SOUTH BOSTON, MASSACHUSETrS, 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, until 1 t:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE BOSTON FISH PIER LOCATED AT 212 NORTHERN AVENUE, BUILDING EAST 1, SOUTH BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS AT 10:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON APRIL 14, 2011. The work includes ALL LABOR, MATERIAL, EQUIPMENT, AND TRANSPORTATION NECESSARY TO PERFORM THE FOLLOWING WORK. MASONRY/WATER PROORNG AND SEALANT WORK: REPAIR OF MASONRY VENEER AT EIGHT PIERS SUPPORTING THE VIADUCT STREET BRIDGE. REPAIR INCLUDES COMPLETE REMOVAL OF EXISTING BRICK AND GRANITE VENEER AND RECONSTRUCTION OF BRICK AND GRANITE VENEER USING NEW BRICK AND SALVAGING EXISTING GRANITE. RECON- STRUCTION OF VENEER ALSO INCLUDES INSTALLATION OF APPROPRIATE BRICK ANCHORS, FLASHINGS, DRAINAGE CAVITY, EXPANSION JOINT COVER PLATES, AND SEALANTS. PAINTING WORK: CLEANING AND RECOATING THE PAINT COATINGS OF THE VIADUCT STREET RAILINGS, D STREET BRIDGE RAIUNGS, D STREET BRIDGE STRUCTURAL STEEL, AND FOUR ORNAMENTAL LIGHT RXTURES ON CONGRESS STREET. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011. The estimated contract cost is ONE-MILLION-FIVE-HUNDRED-SlXTEEN-THOUSAND-EIGHT- HUNDRED-NINETY-THREE DOLLARS ($1,516,893). 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 bend, 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 bend 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, Auto Liability Insurance, and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($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 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 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: 4/1/11 LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. L451-C15B NOISE MITIGATION PROGRAM, CHELSEA, 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, Massa- chusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011 immediately after which, in a designated room, the proposal will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT MASSPORT SOUNDPROOFING PRODUCT DISPLAY CENTER ON 42 LEE BURBANK HIGHWAY (RTE. 1A SOUTH), AT 9:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011. A VISIT TO THE WAREHOUSE WILL BE CONDUCTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE. The work includes ALL LABOR, MATERIALS, AND EQUIPMENT NECESSARY FOR MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ACOUSTICAL PERFORMANCE OF I/ELVE (12) SINGLE AND MULTI- FAMILY RESIDENTIAL HOMES AND TWO (2) APARTMENT BUILDINGS WITH TOTAL TWELVE (12) UNITS; INSTALLATION OF ACOUSTICAL WINDOWS, STORM WINDOWS, PRIMARY DOORS, AND STORM DOORS WHICH ARE SUPPUED BY MASSPORT; AND ASSOCIATED ELECTRICAL, DRYWALL, PAINTING AND INCIDENTAL WORK. Bid documents will be made available beginning TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011. 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 an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION OR DOORS AND WINDOWS. The estimated contract cost is $250,000.00. 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. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provi- sions of Sections 44A through 44H 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) eroent 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 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. No filed sub-bids will be required for this contract. This contract is subject to a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise partJcipation provision requiring that not less than 0% of the Contract be performed by disadvantaged 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 the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Require- ments 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 subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. A Contractor having fifty (50) or more employees and his subcontractors having fifty (50) or more employees who may be awarded a subcontract of $50,000 or more will, within one hundred twenty (120) 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 the date of award, and (b) The Contractor is within the definition of "employer" in Paragraph 2c(3) of the instructions included in SF100. The contractor shall require the subcontractor on any first tier subcontracts, irrespective of the dollar amount, to file SF 100 within thirty (30) days after the award of the subcontracts, if the above two conditions apply. SF 100 will be furnished upon request. SF 100 is normally furnished Contractors annually, based on a mailing list currently maintained by the Joint Reporting Committee. In the event a contractor has not received the form, he may obtain it by writing to the following address: Joint Reporting Committee 1800 G Street Washington, DC 20506 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. MASSACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS J. KINTON, JR. CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 4/1/11 NEAA EXTENDS BASEBALL REGISTRATION The North End-Athletic Association has extended its 2011 baseball registration for kids 4 to 18 years old. To sign up, stop by the Nazzaro Community Center. HOUGHS NECK CELEBRATING 375 th ANNIVERSARY Quincy's Houghs Neck community will be celebrat- ing its 375 th anniversary on April 1 (No fooling!) with an April Fool's Pasta Dinner and Dance at the Quincy Yacht Club. For tickets, you can go to E&T Ceramics at 617- 479-4107 or stop by Bernie's General Store. WHITEY BULGER FOUND IN QUINCY? You can call John Walsh and America's Most Wanted off the hunt for Whitey Bulger. He's been found. Actually, it's probably not the Whitey from Southie. This one turned up at the Quincy Animal Shelter. He's a cute little one-year-old gray and white tabby cat and he's up for adoption. If you're looking for him or any of the other cats and dogs up for adop- tion, check out the Quincy Animal Shelter on Satur- days 10am until 4pm. Call 617- 376-1349. MAYOR RAISED THE ROOF Mayor Tom Menino joined kids from the Children's Museum to raise the roof on the Big Apple Circus tent at City Hall Plaza. The circus will be in town six weeks this year beginning April 2. Who wants to start anything on April Fool's Day, right? Did you know that next to Manhattan, Boston is the next best venue for this cir- cus? Why by the way, it will be here for an extra two weeks this spring. BUDDY CIANCI'S MEMOIR ON SALE Former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci has written his memoir where he talks about rebuilding the City of Providence, dining with Frank Sinatra, meet- ing Queen Elizabeth II and spending five years in a federally-funded gated com- munity. The book is called "Politics and Pasta." BOSTON FIRES UP MDA CAMPAIGN It was a ruby Tuesday for Jerry's Kids as firefighters from the Boston Fire Depart- ment panned through- out TD Garden with those boots for their annual MDA drive which actually is never-ending. It was a great night for both the Boston Bruins and BFD as the Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils, 4-I and firefighters added thousands in dona- tions from all those hockey- happy, Big Bad Bruins fans. g For more information call 617-227-8929