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Page14 POST-GAZETTE, MAY 1 O, 2013 Barrique (Continued from Page 9) (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) history San Patrignano has supported over 20,000 people. The community offers a home, medical attention, education and vocational training courses for 1,300 residents. The main goal is to regain sobriety, rebuild self-esteem and establish- ing a sense of accountabil- ity that will prepare them to be reintegrated into soci- ety." She continues by say- ing, "San Patrignano also alleviates the country's spending by reducing annual costs incurred by traditional rehab facilities and penal is- sues by offering alternative solutions. This act of social enterprise saved the Italian State and public nearly 33 million Euro last year and is a very clear example of how social action and responsi- bility can make atangible contribution to the country's national welfare system." ABOUT SAN PATRIGNANO Since 1978, San Patrig- nano has taken in over 20,000 people with drug abuse problems, offering them a home, healthcare, legal assistance and the op- portunity to study, learn a job, change their lives and regain their status as full members of society. The fa- cility welcomes all young men and women who have serious drug abuse prob- lems, regardless of ideology, social background or reli- gion and completely free of charge, accepting no pay- ment or funding from their families or the government. San Patrignano's rehabili- tation program has a success rate of 72%, mea- sured by a study conducted by the University of Bologna who monitored resident guests up to five years after reintegration into society. ABOUT BARRIQUE -- THE THIRD LIFE OF WOOD "Barrique: The Third Life of Wood" was conceived by San Patrignano and famous Ital- ian wood designer Maurizio Riva after Riva visited the community in 2012. He had the idea to repurpose the barriques, keeping them from dumping grounds, to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art that would also edu- cate and empower the San Patrignano residents while invigorating a dwindling craft. The power of this ini- tiative inspired more than 30 of the world's best design- ers and architects to dedi- cate their time and unique designs, providing additional encouragement to the mem- bers of San Patrignano. _ San .Patgnano_ has _est.a.b _ lished long-standing rela- tionships with international companies that have helped support their mission and goals. Sponsors for "Barrique: The Third Life of Wood" include Friends of San Patrignano, Foundation for Italian Art & Culture, ICE, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Fonda- zione Bracco, Intesa San- paolo, Poltrona Frau and SCM Group. "Barrique: The Third Life of Wood" is proud to be part of the official 2013 program for the Year of Italian Culture in the United States that cel- ebrates Italian excellence, culture, industry, artisan- ship and identity, organized and promoted under the Patronage of the Italian Min- istry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Italy in Wash- ington D.C. East Boston Resident (Continued from Page 7) whom they wish to be. Dur- ing the faire, visitors expe- rience comedic adventures, armored combat, craft dem- onstrations, and a bustling marketplace, among other entertainment from the Middle Ages. The Spring- time Festival begins May 18 and runs every weekend through June 2. The Robin Hood Spring- time Festival, whose produc- tions are reminiscent of an old world, village fair, was ci-eated in 1999 by those who wanted to bring the magic of an era nearly lost to time into the present. For more information about the Robin Hood Springtime Festival, tickets and discounts, visit and to purchase tickets, visit www. robinhoodsfaire, com. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 788-8300 Docket No. SU95P2341 Estate of THOMAS L. McCARRON Date of Death January 12, 2013 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by Daniel J. McCerron of North Brunswick, NJ requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: Daniel J. McCarron of North Brunswick, NJ be appointed as Per- sonal Representative(s) of said estate to serve With Personal Surety on the bond You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on May 23, 2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objec- tions within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under for- mal procedure by the Personal Representa- tive under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inven- tory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, in- cluding distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 22, 2013 Patricia M. Campatelli, Register of Probate Run date: 5/10/13 News Briefs (Continued from Page I) The Kool-aid People at MSNBC Still At It Why let the facts get in the way of diversity and multi- culturalism? All the talking heads over at MSNBC must have drank the same purple drink out of the water cooler because they were all blab- bing nonsense. It would seem clear that the facts are lead- ing law enforcement to con- clude that the older brother Suspect #I was definitely a radical Islamist who turned the Boston Marathon along with his younger brother into the newest chapter of global jihadist. However, over at MSNBC they were all doing their best to avoid the truth. They were making excuses that these two brothers had become Americanized and it was unfair to say that they were simply radical Islamists. This cable crowd added that Islam was just one of many things that may have influ- enced their lives. Maybe they liked Ben Affleck's mov- ies and Mozart too. Does any- one really think listening to Mozart creates a bomber? Would seeing "The Town" too many times turn both of them into thugs too? There are none so blind as those who will not see. Gun Bill Dies in Senate Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid seemed upset recently when the Senate couldn't pass a gun back- ground check bill, one that most people assumed wotild pass. Many senators are now trying to create a w0i-kable compromise on strengthen- ing background checks on gun purchases. The Senate blocked a compromise that would have expanded back- ground checks to gun shows and Internet sales, but left an exception for private sales. It passed 54-46 but 60 votes were needed to avoid a filibuster. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W. Virginia accused the N.R.A. of lying about his compromise bill. However, U.S. Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas called background checks "symbolism over solutions." He also added, "It is absolutely false to say it comes down to politics. I am LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO13D0963DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING FREDERICO J.G. PIRES VS MARIA ALEXANDRA RIBAS-FALCON To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has fired a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Frede.rico J.G. Pires, 44 High Street Ext., Lancaster, MA 01523 your answer, if any, on or before June 11, 2013. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WITNESS, HON. DENISE L MEAGHER, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 5, 2013 Stephen G. Abraham, Register of Probate Run date: 5/10/13 not worried about the gun lobby. I don't work for them. I work for 26 million Texans. The views I represent in the United States Senate are their views. I am account- able to them and no one else." Boy, do liberals hate losing! NYC Proposes Raising Age to 21 to Buy Cigarettes No one in New York City would be able to buy a pack of cigarettes under a pro- posal unveiled recently. City Council President Christine Quinn, who is currently running for mayor unveiled the plan. According to her supporters, most smokers start smoking before 21. Of course, Mayor Michael Bloomberg fresh from his defeat in court to ban super- sized soda drinks is all for this new restriction on New Yorkers too. In Massachu- setts under federal law, no one under 18 can purchase cigarettes except in Need- ham where the age limit is 21. Ironically, down in Texas the legislature floated the 21 age limit idea but put it on hold after finding out it would cost the state more than $42 million in cigarette tax rev- enue over a two year period. The flip side though, in New York City, under 21 year olds can still gel cigarettes pretty easily by taking a bridge over into New Jersey or a nice ride to Long Island. Here in Needham, younger smokers can take a short ride across the town border where 18 year olds can legally purchase cigarettes. Another feel good measure and another waste of time. Feel Like a Boston Texan As a conservative Demo- crat, I always feel at home down in Texas where even its version of liberals still seems more conservative than our own liberals up here in the Bay State. Texas has two great voices up on Capitol Hill, with U.S. Sena- tors John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, two great conservative voices. LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSE'I-I'S PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. L1228-C1, TERMINAL B GARAGE SNOW MELTERS REHABILITATION - TERMINAL B, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETrS wilt be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harboreide Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 AM. local time on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013, immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids witl be opened and read publicly. Sealed filed sub-bids for the same contract will be received at the same office until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013, immediately after which, in a designated room, the filed sub-bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 10:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, MAY 21, 20! 3. The work includes THE REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FOUR (4) EXISTING SNOW MELTING CAULDRONS AND RELATED SYSTEMS, COMPONENTS, APPURTENANCES AND THE SURROUNDING FACILITIES. THE WORK IS GENERALLY TYPICAL FOR EACH OF THE FOUR SNOWMELTERS, UNLESS SPECIFICALLY NOTED OTHERWISE FOR A PARTICULAR SNOWMELTER ON THE CONTRACT PLANS. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013. 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 & Maintenance and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. The estimated contract cost is ONE MILUON TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,200,000). 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 Management and a Sub-bidder Update Statement. The filed Sub-bidder must be certified in the sub-bid category of work for which the Sub-bidder is submitting a bid proposal. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions 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) )ercent 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 cashiers 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 Previsions 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). 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 required and taken on the following classes of work: WATERPROOFING, DAMP-PROOFING, AND CAULKING $ 31,500 MISCELLANEOUS AND ORNAMENTAL IRON $144,000 PLUMBING $340,000 The Authority [eserves the right to reject any sub-bid of any sub-trade where permitted by Section 44E of the above-referenced 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 subject to a MinorityMomen Owned Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than TEN PERCENT (10%) of the Contract be performed by minority and women owned business enterprise contractors. With respect to this provision, bidders are urged to familiarize themselves thoroughly with the Bidding Documents. Strict compliance with the pertinent orocedures 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 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. MASSACHUSETFS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 05/10/13