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BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 9, 2010 Page 15 ] Celebrate Itahan Herttage b, The Boston Blazers Lacrosse team recently celebrated Italian heritage at their April 3rd game vs. the Orlando Titans at the TD Garden. The American and Italian anthems were sung by the Dante Alighieri Choir and many from the Italian community attended the game. The event was sponsored by Consulate General of Italy, Boston, The Post-Gazette and Italia Unita. "Scorch" the official Boston Blazers mascot shows his pride with the team cheerleaders, by waving the Italian Flag. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. H140-C2, SPRINKLER & FIRE ALARM UPGRADE, CIVIL AIR TERMINAL, L. G. HANSCOM FIELD, BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS. will be received by the Massachu- setts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S - Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston Massechusetts 02128-2909. until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNES- DAY, MAY 19, 2010 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. Sealed filed subbids for the same contract will be received at the same office until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, MAY 5,201 O, immediately after which, in a designated room, the filed subbids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PREBID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CIVIL AIR TERMINAL, L. G. HANSCOM FIELD AT 2:00 PM LOCAL TIME ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010. The work includes INSTALLATION OF AUTOMATIC FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM AND FIRE ALARM UPGRADE IN CIVIL AIR TERMINAL AT L. G. RANSCOM FIELD, BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, APRIL B, 2010. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must sub~t with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Assessment Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER SYSTEMS. The estimated contract cost is "l~/O HUNDRED NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS (S290,000.00l. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid'on this contract, filed Sub-bidders must submit with their bid a current Sub-bidder Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Manage- ment and a Sub-bidder Update Statement. The filed Sub-bidder must be certified in the sub-bi(J category of work for which the Sub-bidder is submitting a bid proposal. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Pro- grams 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 subcontracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 441-1 inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Common- wealth 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 subbids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the subbid 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 f 00% 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 ~equired to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II Special Provisions ofthe 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,OO0,OgO.OO). 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. Filed sub-bids will be reqwred and taken on the followfng classes of work: ELECTRICAL The Authority reserves the right to reject any sub-bid of any subtrade where permitted by Section 44E of the abovereferenced General Laws. The right is also reserved to waive any informality in or to reject any or all proposals and General Bids, 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 a.nd Covenants. and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity ConstructiOn Contract Specitica- tmns (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 certi- fication where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Catholics Get Little Respect from MLB Major League Baseball would never think of start- ing the baseball season on a Jewish high holiday, yet con- stantly start the season on Good Friday or Easter Sun- day. I am not upset with the Jewish community for its clout when it comes to get- ting respect from entities like MLB. Catholics and the entire Christian community need to work together to get their deserved respect. If you don't stand up for something, you get nothing in return. If you accept the premise that baseball is too big to take on, think again. I ap- plaud the Jewish commu- nity for standing up for themselves and doing so quite proudly. The Great Joe DiMaggio was the Yankee Clipper The great Joe DiMaggio was once caned by Bart Barnes in the Washington Post "among the most cher- ished icons of popular culture." Ernest Hemingway also wrote in "The Old Man and the Sea" of "the Great DiMaggio" and folks who "felt a special bond with him because DiMaggio's father was also a fisher- man." Back in the Seven- ties, Simon and' Garfunkel sang a song asking "where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?" DiMaggio was one of the greatest baseball players ever to play the game. Back in 1941, he PRAYER TO ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and pre- served throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day and by the 8th day your prayers will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. My prayers have been answered. AlrP ST. JUDE AND ST. ANTHONY NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and for- ever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. St. Anthony, most loving protector and wonder worker, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day and by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. My prayers have been answered. Favor received. MAC i Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts PortAutfiority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSEI'r8 PORT AUTHORrrY THOMAS J. KINTON, JR. CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR hit in 56 straight games. a record that may very well stand forever. When asked his philosophy on hit- ting he stated, "Just walk up to the plate and hit the ball." He played injured through- out his career and always gave 110 percent at every- one of his at-bat. He was an MVP three times. He led the Yankees to nine World Series titles. In 1969, he was voted by sportswriters the greatest living player. In 1948 the year l was born, he played in 153 of 154 games, hit .320, led the league with 39 homers and 155 RBIs and played hurt in almost everyone of those games. His reason for playing hurt was simple, "Because there might be someone (at the game) who never saw me play before." Joltin' Joe DiMaggio was never satisfied with any- thing less than perfection. This Trio Were Good but Not Great What do Bert Blyleven, Jim Kaat and Tommy John have in common? During their long careers as Major League pitchers they were very good, but never really great. None of them may ever get voted into the Hall of Fame except through vet- eran status which is quite possible. Like Jimmy Rice who finally did it in his last year of eligibility in 2009, these guys probably should be at Cooperstown because many are now getting in that were not as good as they were, but because standards have been lowered for the current ERA's ballplayers. Tommy John had a 288-231 record with 2,245 Ks and a 3.34 ERA. Bert Blyleven was 287-250 with 3,70] Ks and a 3.31 and lastly Jim Kaat was 283-237 with 2.461 Ks and a 3.45 ERA. All three had way too many loses to look real good but unfortunately, they all played for pretty crummy teams too. Remember when everyone was talking about Curt Schilling? He doesn't have nearly as many victo- ries as these three guys, but a whole lot fewer loses. Still he'll struggle to make it in Cooperstown like them even with that bloody sock of his. Think about it. Back in my youth I remember both Robin Roberts and Sandy Koufax. Sandy only had 154 lifetime wins but he and Rob- erts Were great at the peak of their careers. Back in the Fifties with the Phfllies, Rob- erts had the best five sea- sons of anyone in the 1950s. He was unstoppable. Same for Sandy in the Sixties for a final five seasons. He is the best LA Dodgers pitcher of all time. He retired in 1966 going 27-9 with a sore arm. I don't remember Roberts as a Phillies. I do remember him in the twi- light of his career with the Orioles. In 1961, he was 1-10, the following season he was 10-9 and won the Come- back of the Year Award. Then he retired. Both are in Cooperstown. You at least have to be great for a while to get in. This duo was. My trio weren't. That's the way it is. ,i .| .] MASSACHUSETTS PORT AU'fl'IORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. Ll118-C1, BREMEN STREET PARK SPRAY FOUNTAIN REPAIRS, EAST BOSTON, 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, APRIL 28, 2010 imme- diately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PREBID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT lO:00AM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010. The work includes REPAIRS TO THE SPRAY FOUNTAIN SURFACING AT BREMEN STREET PARK IN EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSEITS.THE WORK INCLUDES BUT NOT UMITED TO, REMOVAL OF THE EXIST- ING RUBBER TOPPING AND LOOSE CEMENTBELOW THE TOPPING WITHIN THE UMITS IDENTIFIED ON THE DRAWINGS, AND INSTALLATION OF A HEW RUBBER TOPPING. Bid documents will be made available beginnin0 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010. The estimated contract cost is $115,000. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained tree of charge at the Author~'s Capital Pro- grams 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 subbids are required-, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) percent of the subbid 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 satisfactoryto the Authority. Attention is called tothe 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 mimmum wages m accordance with the schedules listed in Division n, 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 In~red. 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 Reouirements 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 (Ex- ecutive Order t 1246). The General Dontractor 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 certifi- cation where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and author zat on to v ew the s te 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'n's PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS J. KINTON, JR. CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ,i i