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PAGE 14 POST-GAZE'n'E, APRIL 8, 2016 Hoops & Hockey (Continued from Page 16) our stamina. Yes, I feel totally thinking, it is not a competi- like a pairs skater now. I don't tion. It's a show. We didn't have get transported back anymore, anything to lose. We were pretty like I did last year. But some- impressed with our scores. For times when I look up schedules, one second, I thought, 'These I still look up the ladies' first." can't be our scores. They got Ondrej, for his part, felt the it wrong.' After the Team Chal- 2015-2016 season was a chal- lenge event, well have some rest lenging one and is looking for- before starting everything over ward to next year. =We've had a again, looking for new music pretty hard season. We learned and going back to work." a lot and struggled many times, Also coming in with an but we hardened ourselves and impressive finish was the team pushed through. Next season, of Charlene Guignard and when the technique comes more Marco Fabbri, the 2016 Ita1- naturally, we can just enjoy ian Silver medalists, who took the skating. The goal for next ninth place. "We were very, very season is to show a side-by-side happy," noted Charlene, =be- triple Lutz. We l also work on a cause we did so well in an im- triple-triple combination." portant international competi- My favorite event to watch is tionf "Being in the top ten for ice dancing--it is elegance and the first time is an important grace on ice. It's also the event result," beamed Marco. =Getting where the Italians did their best, such a good score at World's, with both couples finishing which is the most important in the top ten. Anna CapeUini competition, was very unex- and Luca Lanotte, the 2016 pected. We discussed skating European Silver Medalists, had to this music [Schindler's List a strong and memorable fourth soundtrack by former BSO place finish, just out of the conductor John Williams, and medals. =We are super pleased Abdication by Adam Korzenio- with how we skated," exclaimed wski] two years ago, but we did Luca. He noted that they were not feel ready at the time to disappointed coming into the skate to such deep music. We long program after winding up talked about skating to it this sixth after the short. But they year with our coaches. We felt went out and posted their sea- it was the right time. We are so son's best score. "We went out happy we did." MASSACHUSE'n's PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. A288-C7 FY 16-18 INTERIOR & CURBSlDE SIGNAGE, TERM CONTRACT, ALL MASSPORT FACILmES, BOSTON, BEDFORD, AND WORCESTER, 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, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: A PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 9:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016. The work includes: "ON-CALL, WORK ORDER" BASIS OVER A TWO-YEAR PERIOD. WORK INCLUDES REMOVAL OF EXISTING SIGNAGE; FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION OF NBN SIGN PANELS, BOXES, AND FRAMES; REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING SIGN PANELS; AND MODIFICATION (IN PLACE) OF EXISTING SIGN PANELS. WORK TO BE INSTALLED ON EXISTING SUPPORTS (HANGARS, POSTS, ETC.), EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016. The estimated contract cost is EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($808,000.). 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) cond~ 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 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, '~hichever 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 $1,000,000.00. 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 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. MASSACHUSE'I'rS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 4/8/2016 Federal Trade Commission for the consumer to prevent fraudand deter'on. Call 1-877- -HELP (1 877-382-4357) News Briefs (Continued from dered aloud why the United States is paying two-thirds of NATO's annual budget. As he said, Europe is under attack and shouldn't it be putting to- gether a better defense against this threat and shouldn't it be chipping in more for its conti- nental security? North Carolina Travel Ban The Boston City Council has just passed and Mayor Marry Walsh signed an ordinance ban- ning taxpayer-travel to North Carolina after that state banned gender identity in the use of public restrooms. The LBGT community calls such action discriminatory. After the new N.C. state law was signed into law it only allows folks to use public rest-rooms according to birth gender. The politically correct crowd now demands that folks be al- lowed to use bathrooms that they identify with. Who would have thought this would ever be an issue when going to the bathroom? There are men's rooms, women's rooms, handi- capped toilets and single stall rooms. How many more rooms do we need? I always thought going to the bathroom outside of your house was a personal thing. Now there are some who are demanding that the Bill of Rights reaches right inside the toilet bowl. This issue is not the civil rights issue of the 21st cen- tury. This is not about the 144 Amendment. This is not segregation as when states in the Old South created bath- rooms for "Whites Only" and others for =Blacks Only." Liberals need to get their heads out of the toilet! McCain is Not in Trump's Corner, is He? Recently, when asked by a FOX reporter, U.S. Sen. John McCain lambasted Trump for questioning NATO, its budget and strategy. One more rea- son why McCain went down in flames back in 2008 against Obama. Don't Be a Fooll Be a Stooge! Last week, as usual, the an- nual Three Stooges Conven- tion was held on April Fool's Weekend. I heard the Radisson Philadelphia Northeast Hotel was packed with Yuk, yuk, and yuks. Some year I am going to get to this convention. After all, as a baby boomer, I grew up with Larry, Moe, Curley, Shemp, Curley Joe, and lastly Joe Besser. Wanna know more, go to threestooges.com. I hear there is a national fan club, too. Remember, you can never outgrow the Three Stooges and you may think you have left them in your past, but they are still inside you waiting to come out at a moment's notice. He Said, She Said The latest blown-all-out- of-proportion controversy in Campaign '16 is whether or not Trump's campaign manager struck a female reporter at a Florida campaign event. Both sides have stuck to their stories. She says he touched her and Page 1) he says he didn't. The police actually arrested the guy and the prosecutor has charged him with a misdemeanor battery charge. It is all so bogus to me. Most of us by now have seen the surveillance video at the event and clearly both sides seem less than completely truthful. However, it is clear the charge being made by the reporter is not verified by the ac- tual action on the surveillance camera. A big to-do about noth- ing, and made for cable TV news shows looking for anything to keep this non-story alive longer. If the story has no legs, they seem more than happy to add legs to it. Cat Survives Going, "Postal" Dateline London: a tough Siamese cat named "Cupcake" survived eight days cooped up in a box after being sent through the mail by its own- ers. Cupcake was in a box with an order of DVDs that was sent to someone in the mail. The recipient found the badly dehydrated cat and returned the cat to its owners, but not in the mail. Iran Vows to Pursue Missile Program Iran says it will continue to pursue its development of ballistic missiles despite the U.S. blacklisting of more Iranian companies linked to the program. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps test-fired several ballistic mis- siles in March, drawing the ire of Western leaders who believe the tests violate a U.N. resolution. Quote to Note "You don't have to worry about whether it fits into social- ist theory or capitalist theory -- you should just decide what works." -- President Obama End Quote "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." -- from King Lear, written by William Shakespeare LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16P1580EA Estate of PATRICIA M. WALSH Also Known As PATRIClA WALSH Date of Death November 19, 2015 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by PetitiOn of Petitioner Francis C. Walsh of Watertown, MA, a Will has been admitted to informal probate. Francis C. Watsh of Watertown, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distnbution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders ter- minating or restncting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal pro- cedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 4/8/16 MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for AP1608-Cl, FY16-18 AUTHORITY-WIDE TERM GLASS & GLAZING CONTRACT, BOSTON, BEDFORD AND WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETrS will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Ddve, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, MAY 11,2016, 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 10:00AM ON TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016. The work includes PROVISION OF LABOR, MATERIALS, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT TO REPLACE GLASS & GLAZING SYSTEMS ON AN "AS NEEDED" BASIS OVER A ONE (1) YEAR TERM AT ALL MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY AVIATION AND NON-AVIATION FACILITIES. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 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 GLASS & GLAZING The estimated contract cost is ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($100,000.00). Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contrects 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-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 Authodty 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 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. No filed sub-bids will be required for this contract. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authodty 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 $10,080. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office atthe Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETFS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 4/8/2016