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PAGE 14 POST-GAZE'n'E,JUNE 17, 2016 News Briefs (Continued from Page 1) talks or acts, look at the alter- out-of-control gang violence. native and do what you think is Yet, listening to the media, it right for America. seemed the only really important Waurdrobe Malj~n~/on news to highlight was a dead What gives with Hillary Clin- gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. ton's wardrobe? Most of the time Another sideshow is the way the liberal media crew lets Chi- she looks like Kim I1 Jong as the bad guy in those old James cago Mayor Raul Emmanuel off the hook. They should be Bond movies. Her head pops out of her outfit and she has all over him and if he were a no neck. Sad-looking outfit, if Republican mayor, you know you ask me. It's one thing to act they would be all over him like like a dictator, another to look a dog on a steak. like one. End Quote Media About ~ldeshows "Dangerous times deserve Over the Memorial Day week- dangerous songs." end, 65 Chicago residents got -- Tom Morello shot in a city spilling over in of Prophets of Rage 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. DA. PRAYER TO SAINT RITA (Patroness of Impossible Causes) 0 glorious St. Rita, your pleadings before the divine crucifix have been known to grant favors that many would call the impossible. Lovely St. l~ta, so humble, so pure, so devoted in your love for thy crucified Jesus, speak on my behalf for my petition which seems so impossible from my humbled position. (Here mention your request ). Be propitious, O glorious St. Rita, to my petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy suppfi- cant. Be lavish to me, as thou has been in so many wonderful cases for the greater glory of God. I promise, dear St. l~ta, if my petition is granted, to glorify thee, by making known thy favor, to bless and stag thy praises forever. Relying then upon thy merits and power be- fore the Sacred Heart of Jesus I pray. Amen. DJL MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. L1472-C1, FAClLmES II INTERIOR STORAGE ADDITION - FLEET MAINTENANCE PARTS, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSE'R'S, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authonty at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S - Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will 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, JULY 13, 2016, 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 11:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016. The work includes EXPANSION OF THE FLEET MAINTENANCE PARTS STORAGE ROOM THROUGH SELECTIVE DEMOLmON OF EXISTING WALLS; INSTALLATION OF MASONRY MNTELS, MASONRY WALLS, PARTITION WALLS; RELOCATION OF EXISTING PLUMBING; EXPANSION OF RRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS; AND INSTALLATION OF LIGHTING AND POWER. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 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 & Maintenance and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. The estimated contract cost is THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($ 300,000.). 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 & Maintenance 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 subm~ng 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) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five (5) porcent of the sub-bid amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a cerlifled check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the ~usette 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 1he Commonwealth and satbfactory to the Authority, and (c) cond~ upon the laill~l performance by the pdncipel 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 satbfactory 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 Speci~ations, 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 Uability Insurance for a combined single limit of $1,000,000. Said poficy 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 Fded sub-bids will be required and taken on the following classes of work: MISCELLANEOUS AND ORNAMENTAL IRON ($33,200.) MASONRY ($24,600.) ELECTRICAL ($21,600.) The Authority reserves the nght to reject any sub-bid of any subtrade where permitted by Section 44E of the abeve-referanced General Laws. The ri~t is aiso reserved to waive any intormatity in or to reject any or all propesab and General Bids. ]]',is contact is subject to a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise participation provision ~ Ihat not lees than RYE PERCENT (5%) of the Contract be performed by minodty and women o~med businses anteq0dse contnctom. Wtth respact to this provtsion, biddem are urged to familiarize themselves thoroughly with the Bidding Documents. Strict compliance with the pertinent procedures wB be required for a bidder to be deemed responsive and eligible. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Pod Authodty contained in the NorPDiscdmination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Reqtdremanta and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Oppodunity and the Standard Federal Equal Oppodunity Constru~ Contract Speci~ (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Coflifcation of Non-Segregated Fadlilies prior to award of the Contract, and to nolJty ixcepectJve sub-contractors of the requirement for such ced~salion where the sub-.contract exceeds $10,000. Complete im~onnation and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Olfice at the Massachusetts Pod Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or rej~l any or all proposats. MASSACHUSETI~ PORT AUTHORITY 11 P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 6/17/2016 THOUGHTS BY DAN ABOUT THIS & THAT with Daniel A. DiCenso Tragedy as a Weapon The saddest trend to emerge in recent years behind the sheer number of tragedies is the way our responses have evolved. It is not necessarily that we have become desensitized or even the fault of the media. No, the leading cause is something much simpler- in one word, politics. I cannot recall a re- cent mass shooting in the last decade which has not been used as a political angle by both liberals or conservatives, Republicans or Democrats, the NRA or the anti-gun crowd, the Black Lives Matter crew or the anti-immigration bunch. Of course, socio-political implications are hardly ever avoidable in the big picture, and it would be unwise not to analyze the underlying causes of massacres. But, if only out of respect for the victims and their families, can we simply look at national tragedies as just tragedies, at least as an initial response? A mere fifteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, we went through our darkest hour. In the foUowing days, our political affiliations were irrelevant in what was, by any standard, a terrible crime against human- ity. What has happened since? Well, as much of a teaching moment as 9/11 was, it was also a turning point in how we respond to tragedies and not for the better. Ever since "remem- ber 9/11" became an emotive clarion call to justify any sort of action, freeing it from critical analysis, politicians and lobby- ists have discovered the rallying potential in a grieving nation. Often, such knee-jerk re- sponses (which is precisely the kind of responses lobbyists want when they give a knee- jerk battle cry) miss not only a healthy dose of critical analysis, but also important aspects of what is happening and why. And the truth of what hap- pened is sometimes far simpler than what the sensationalist media tries to paint. Take the Marathon bombers. Yes, they clearly had anti-American at- titudes and had been holding a grudge for some time. But, looking at their criminal history before April of 2013, one thing emerges. They were hardened criminals before they had a cause or even needed one. As one editorial put it, in the days just after the bombing, maybe they were just losers. Banal, indeed, is the face of evil The point is, we seem to have forgotten that it is possible for a tragedy to happen without an underlying socio-political inclination that forces one right away is to see the victims as little more than pawns. The mass shooting at the club Pulse in Orlando was a clear-cut attack on the gay community and Dylan Roof's shooting spree in Charleston South Carolina was motivated by racial hatred. Those are obvious facts that must be addressed. But that does not excuse lobbyists from jumping on the ashes of trag- edies and fitting them into the narrative of their agenda. Or, to put it another way, why can't we simply observe these crimes as hate crimes without using them as a tool to forward an agenda? At that point, I have to ask how much these lobbyists truly care about the victims if their deaths and the circumstances sur- rounding them seem so much like a timely convenience. I get it, turning tragedies into a lesson is a way to mourn. There is nothing necessarily wrong with this attitude. After all, this is the best way to prevent them from happening in the future. In the past, I haven't practiced what I preached and took an "I told you so" approach to trag- edies. In fact, in its original con- ception, this very article almost foUowed that pattern and was going to be a commentary on the absurdity of the PC police and their self-righteous categorizing of who or what is acceptable to criticize. In summation, my argument was that I side with the tolerant crowd 100% when they fight for acceptance within mainstream America, but I can't understand why when it comes to the misogyny, homophobia, and plain intolerance abroad or within certain communities, we have to "well, understand, that is part of their culture". Yes, I'm not proud to say it, but I was go_ ing to use the tragedy in Orlando to illustrate my point, thinking how crazy the PC crowd must be going when a representative of a demographic they defend blindly demonstrates a mur- derous intolerance for another demographic they like to claim to be champions for. Someday I may write that article, but not for a while. At least let the dead be buried before we turn them into ammunition for our own agendas. North End Athletic Association ANNUAL TOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF CARMEN "TILLY" DE MARTINO HONORARY CHAIRMAN ROBERT E.TRAVAGLINI TO BENEFIT THE NORTH END ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016 7:30 a.m. (Shotgun start) ANDOVER COUNTRY CLUB Canterbury Street, Andover, HA Golfer $140 deductible) - Hole Sponsor $ 150 Includes: Green Fees, Cart, Lunch and Prizes For more information, contact Louis Cavagnaro at 617-523-7410 Make checks payable to: North End Athletic Association 154 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113