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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 20, 2012 Page 1 3 00est Wishes on 00our00lnni00ersanj K] 00u,,00,nsureO Lic #017936 anical Heating & Air Conditioning Sales, Service & Installation Ken Shallow 617.593.6211 Happy 117 Anniversary @ JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 -jUSTINE.YANDLE@GMAILCOI ww.j USTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM Hapw Anniversary -- FOR YOU who APPRECIATE THE FINEST -- THE MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS 781-648-5678 J LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA CONTRACT NO. L1211-CI FACILITIES 2 BUILDING FLOOR REPAIR, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MA wiU 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, AUGUST 8, 2012 immediately ater 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 10:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012. The work includes COLD PLANING OF AN EXISTING CEMENT CONCRETE FLOOR, PLACING OF A LATEX MODIFIED CONCRETE OVERLAY, DEMOLITION OF CONCRETE SLABS, UNCLASSIFIED EXCAVATION, INSTALLATION OF DRAINAGE STRUCTURES AND PLUMBING, AND THE INSTALLATION OF CONCRETE SLABS. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 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 GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. The estimated contract cost is TWO HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($23o,ooo.oo). 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 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) 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) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to 1umish 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 successM Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily InjuJ LiabiBty Insurance, Auto 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 subject to a Minority/Women 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 procedures 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 Article 84 of the 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 o1 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. MASSACHUSETI'S PORT AUTHORITY DAVID S. MACKEY INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 07/20/12 Nanna & Babbononno (Continued from Page 8) new 1949 Chevy with all the food that was purchased or cooked in advance. Even though a picnic is an Ameri- can concept, the old timers put an Italian twist into it and Nanna, Mom and Zi'Mariuccia would prepare a large pot of gravy, a couple of different pasta dishes, meatballs, sausages and chunks of gravy meat. Cous- ins Al and Marie lived on Cottage Street with an Ital- ian grocery on the first floor of their building. They would bring all types of Italian cold cuts, cheeses, loaves of Italian bread {God forbid we should have to eat American bread.) and all the fixings for sandwiches, like mus- tard, mayonnaise, pickles, hot peppers, olive oil, etc .... Dad and my uncles would bring enough barbecue meats (steak and pork), hot and sweet sausages, ham- burgers and hot dogs. Dad also had a large ice chest that would be filled with beer and soda surrounded by chunks of ice. So, when Dad and I filled the trunk of the Chevy, he included the ice chest, a portable gasoline stove, a charcoal cooker, one or two bags of charcoal, all of the dishes that Mom and Nanna prepared, my toys and Babbononno's bottles of wine. We would leave East Bos- ton early on that given Sun- day morning, bright and early. Followed by Dad's sis- ter, my aunt Mary, her hus- band, Uncle Jim and my cousin young Jim in their new Buick, we would drive to Mystic Lake. Dad's car would contain Nanna and Babbononno in the back seat with whatever didn't fit in the trunk and Morn and me in the front. Dad, when we arrived, would find who- ever was in charge and claim the barbecue pit and picnic bench we had re- served and then signal to the rest of us that we should bring the goods from the cars to that designated area. Within a short period of time, everyone else would arrive, all packed into cars that were loaded, as was ours, with all things necessary for a picnic. Oilcloth tablecloths would be fastened to the wooden picnic table and napkins, eating utensils and Condi- ments would be placed in the center along with plastic cups of various sizes. Dad and a couple of the men would set up the portable barbecue next to the one we rented, open the ice chest for early drinkers, set up the gas stove and then load the charcoal into the barbecues, get the fire started and wait for the rest of the family to arrive. While this was going on, we kids would strip down to our bath- ing suits and head for the beach at the lake, followed by one of the family mem- bers who would be our per- sonal lifeguard, just in case. (Usually, it was an aunt who couldn't swim.) By the time we were threatened to leave the lake and return to the picnic area, many of the dishes would be ready. We would discover that, even though a picnic was an American in- vention, our grandparents and great uncles and aunts were Italian and the food was Italian. Everyone would dig into the cold cuts and cheeses first. Then they might sample Nanna's ravioli or lasagna accompa- nied by meatballs, sausages and assorted meats, all cooked in Nanna's home- made gravy. Dad and the rest of the men would be sizzling steaks, pork ribs, hot and sweet sausages, hamburg- ers and hot dogs on the bar- becues for the next course. When everyone finally sat down, the next few hours would pass with us sampling all of the delicacies brought by the adult population in the family. Of course, the men would have cooked while having a few shots of a stimulating liquid and at the table, would continue with the beer and home- made wine. When we kids finished Jlapp!/ 5dnni00ersarg from Salon International (617) 567-7386 85 Lubec Street East Boston, MA 02128 eating (not our first choice of things to do), we were for- bidden to go swimming for an hour. We were told we would get cramps and drown. So, we got out our toys and played and worked off the weight of the food we ate by running, jumping and tack- ling each other. When the hour was up, an adult would accompany us back to the lake and super- vise our aquatic activities. The rest of the men in the family might decide to try out a new set of bocce balls and the ladies would clean up the mess we had made. Later, Dad would brew a large pot of coffee on the gas stove and when it was ready, out would come the desserts, cannoli, Italian cookies and other pastries someone either bought or made. When the sun began to set, everyone would begin to pack up and when this was accomplished, all would be- gin to say goodbye to each other, a task that always took at least a half hour. When we were back in the car heading home, two of the occupants would be asleep in minutes, Babbononno and I, he from too much wine and I from too much being a kid. GOD BLESS AMERICA Jtappy j4nniversary Manager 329 Hanover Street Boston, North End P: 617.523.3005 Happy Anniversary Everett CO.OPERATIVE Bank 419 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Member FDIC Member SIF Jtappg dlnni00ersarg NOBILE INSURANCE MICHAEL F. NOBILE, CPCU ALBAIqO F. PONTE, CEP Financial and Estate Planning En7ai/ Phone 617-320-0022 FIOSE GIAMMARCO, AAI A,'credited Advisor in Insurance BOSTON MEDFORD (Wednesdays and Fridays) 39 Salem Street 30 Prince St., Boston, MA 02113 Medford, MA 02155 617-523-6766 781-395-4200 FAX: 617-523-0078 FAX: 781-391-8493