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Ptzge 1 4 ' ' "." POST-GAZE"I'TE'; tlUNE 8"; 21)12 " '' NEWS BRIEFS 00ROM rrAL00 i .... NEWSPAPERS AND OTHERPUBLICATIONS) Compiled by rio Z. Buttafuoeo THE FIRST ITALIAN IMMIGRANT IN AMERICA! On the dawn of the year 2012, precisely in January, an epochal celebration was held in the city of New York. The first Ital- ian immigrant, Pietro Alberti, a Venetian, arrived in the city then called New Amsterdam, 376 years ago, in the year 1636, six years after the founding of Boston and also in the same year when Harvard College was founded. Quite a his- torical year, indeed. Alberti arrived with his family and settled at a park now known as Bowling Green (Park). The event was a simple celebration, which has been taking place every year to mark the very first Italian's coming to North America, not motivated by desperation or to find work but to rather seek religious freedom. The Italian Ameri- can Historian, the late John LaCorte who was the founder and President of the Italian Historical Society of America (Brooklyn) had a headstone placed at Bowling Green Park a few years ago to commemorate the important event. He was a wealthy merchant in his native Venice. He built a mansion in 1639 and established also a tobacco plantation in the place now known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He mar- ried in 1642 a wealthy girl and fathered six children. He met a violent death, along with his wife, when a local In- dian tribe assaulted Alberti's entire neighborhood. THE BIRTH OF JAZZ. The musical phenomenon we know as Dixieland Jazz originated in the U.S., precisely in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. A celebration took place recently in the city of Trapani (Sicily) during a memorable music festival, but more so to celebrate the very father of Dixieland Jazz, Nick La Rocca, whose family emigrated right from Trapani, the well-known 'white city' because of the salt fiats. The history of Jazz is replete with reference to the creator of the Dixieland style of music. Nick La Rocca popularized his new style with his first "Dixieland Jazz Band," recording the first jazz piece "Living Stable Blues". A member of his band was another Sicilian, also from Trapani, Tony Sbarbaro. The event was presented in a glo- rious evening, by the well-known master showman Renzo Arbore, with the title "A Journey Into Music". Those who think that Satchmo, the great Louis Armstrong was the father of the Dixieland Jazz music ought to read and reflect on Armstrong's words in his biography stating that clearly mentions the name of Domenico Nicola La Rocca as the real creator of the Dixieland style, referring to him as the 'maestro'[ ECONOMIC CRISIS AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN SOUTHERN ITALY. An unprecedented, alarming situation has emerged in the South of Italy. We have often heard and read, how many talented youth leave Italy to find work and recogni- tion abroad. That's a waste of talent! Recent data indicate. that more than 35% of College graduates under the age of 34 cannot find a suitable, decent job. At the same time the South has lost, over the last 2 years, 281,000 jobs, boosting the unemployment level, but in this category, to over 35%. The academic unemployment in the South is more than double the one in the Center North. The College graduates in the South, mostly with a higher college degree, number a whopping 167,000. All attempts made by the now defunct Berlusconi Government were ineffective. The hope is that the new 'technical' Mario Monti's Government may at last be able to make some headway into what many hope is a better start for the many youngsters now doing nothing. We hope so! Greater Boston's Affordable Private Cemetery Traditional Burial Plot (for 2) j Starting at S 1500 T, MICHAEL CEMETERY 500 Canterbury St. 617.524.1036 Boston, MA 02131 Serving the Italian community for over 100 years/ Real Estate Matt6o Gallo Aopraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 ......................................... Bicentennial of the War greater Boston come to meet their Sailors in person and to see how each day we strive to be a Global Force for Good." From June 28 th through July 5 th Boston Harbor will host visiting ships from the United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Brazil, Ecuador, Columbia, Germany and Indonesia. The primary locations for visiting ships will be the Charlestown Navy Yard and the South Boston Waterfront. In addition to U.S.S. Constitution and United States Coast Guard's Eagle and Juniper, Charlestown will also be the location for the NOAA ship Thomas Jeffer- son, the Royal Norwegian Navy's Thor Heyerdahl as well as Denmark's HDMS Esbern Snare. Canada's HMCS King- ston and HMCS Goose Bay will also be berthed in Charles- town at Pier I. South Bos- ton's North Jetty will host the United States Navy's flag- Of 1812 (Continued from Page I) ship, U.S.S. Wasp. Canadian ships, HMCS Iroqouis and HMCS Preserver, The United Kingdom's RFA Argus, the FGS Hessen from Germany, and U.S.S. Gravely will all be berthed at Black Falcon Pier. On June 30 TM, the OpSail fleet of tall ships will arrive and be berthed at South Boston's Fish Pier. These ships will include Cisne Branco from Brazil, Guayas from Ecuador, Gloria from Colombia and making its final port to Boston, the Indo- nesian tall ship Dewaruci. U.S.S. Constitution Mu- seum President, Anne Grimes Rand added, "We in- vite everyone to visit us at this time to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of sail- ors 200 years ago in our in- teractive galleries, designed to engage guests of all ages. I can think of no better way to understand the challenges of life at sea than to balance on a footrope while furling a sail or scrubbing a deck. We encourage guests not just to read here, but to do." The United States Navy's Blue Angels will provide an aerial demonstration over Boston Harbor during the U.S.S. Constitution's annual Fourth of July turnaround. This aerial demonstration is scheduled to start at noon on Wednesday, July 4 a and last approximately 45 minutes. Throughout the week, the United States Navy's "Leap Frogs" team will provide dem- onstrations at city parks. For more info regarding the events celebrating the Bi- centennial of the War of 1812 visit: For all the activities surrounding the Fourth of July visit www. bos tonharborfest, com. For more information on OpSail events in Boston and other cities, please visit: www.opsailboston, com. Fitness on the Plaza (Continued from Page 1) roll out as part of Boston Moves for Health, an ambi- tious campaign to reduce obesity in Boston by in- creasing access to free and low-cost fitness and healthy living resources. Boston Moves is being supported by generous contributions from lead sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Partners HealthCare and the Boston Red Sox. The Mayor has challenged the city to collectively lose 1 million pounds and move 10 million miles over the next year. The free classes on City Thursday Morning from 7:00-8:00 am, from July 12 to August 30. Beantown Booteamp: Boot camp sessions starting at City Hall Plaza every Friday morning from 6:30- 7:30 am, July 6th-August 31. A more family-friendly after- noon session will take place Fridays from 2:30-3:30 pm. Boot camp classes will hap- pen rain or shine. Drop-ins are welcome at any of these sessions. For a complete calendar of free and low-cost community activities and events, visit The city is also working with staff at Fitcorp to arrange for an after-work fitness class on City Hall Plaza. Once a date and time for the class are selected, details will be available on the Boston Moves website. Join the Mayor's the chal- lenge at www.BostonMoves and share your healthy tips, favorite workout routines and suc- cesses at HealthyBoston and on Twitter @HealthyBoston#BostonMoves. BostonMovesForHealth. org Hall Plaza will take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays throughout June, July and August. Fit- ness on the Plaza partners plan to offer classes at the following times: Health Yoga Life: Yoga classes every Wednesday morning from 7:30-8:30 am, from June 6 to July 25. If the outdoor class is rained out, it will be held at Health Yoga Life's nearby studio at 12 Temple Street. South Boston Yoga and The Sports Club/LA: Teachers from these organi- zations will team up to put on yoga classes every LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI12D1962DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING ALMA V WEBSTER VS. JOSEPH R ALLEN To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Desertion and or 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 im- pact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon: Brian T. O'Neill Jr., Esq., Law Offices of Brian T. O'Neill, 33 Union Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02108 your answer, if any, on or before July 3, 2012. 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, NON. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this' Court. Date: May 14, 2012 Tara E. DeCdstofaro, Register of Probate ..... Run dat_e: 6/8/12 LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSEI-FS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. L1097-C1 CONTROL TOWER ROOF REPLACEMENT AND ASSOCIATED WORK, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSEI"rS, wilt be received by the Massachusetts Port Authonty at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One HaflDorside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT LOGAN OFFICE CENTER ONE HARBORSIDE DRIVE LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EAST BOSTONI MASSACHUSETTS AT 10:00 a.m. LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012. The work includes REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF THE EXISTING ROOFING, FLASHINGS, INSULATIONS AND ASSOCIATED WORK. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012. 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 ROOFING. The estimated contract cost is $120,000. 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. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44J inclusive, Chapter t49 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth df 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 bend, or cash, or a certified chock, 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 $5,000,000 (Five Million Dollars) 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 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. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY DAVID S. MACKEY INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 06/08/12