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IIHDLI ilIUIBJJL~iIBINU~Ull]HI~I~ |] ~ i]gJl/ililiiLH~l]~ __ U|N_Ul II~Lilimti!lliR BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 26, 201 1 Page15 * HazMat Hearing (Continued from Page 1) considering the City of Boston recommendation to change the designated route of pass-through hazmat trucks from the North End/ Waterfront to Route 128 and the other highways out- side the city. Battelle's study analyzed 18 alterna- tive routes within and out- side the city. In the North End/Waterfront, designated streets currently include Atlantic Avenue, Commer- cial Street, Cross Street and N. Washington Street expe- riencing an estimated 100+ hazmat trucks per day. After a review of the pub- lic safety study by the Battelle Institute at the meeting, City of Boston Transportation Commis- sioner Tom Tinlin spoke on behalf of Mayor Menino who has long supported a ban of hazmat trucks in the city. The proposal also has sup- port from the entire Boston delegation of legislators. "The facts are on our side," testified State Senator An- thony Petruccelli speaking in support of the recommen- dation to ban hazmat pass- through trucks from Boston. "The trucks are too danger- ous to come through the North End." "Every night, the people in my district live in fear," said Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina. "These trucks do not belong in the North End or Charlestown." State Representative Aaron Michlewitz testified, "The numbers speak for them- selves. The routes through downtown Boston are signifi- cantly more risky than Route 128 and the highways around Boston. We all know about the recent tragedy along Route 1 this summer. Imagine if such an accident had taken place on the dense populated streets of Boston" In addition to elected rep- resentatives, several com- munity organizations spoke in support of the re-routing proposal including the North End/Waterfront Residents' Association (NEWRA), the North End/Waterfront Neigh- borhood Council (NEWNC) and the North End/Water- front HazMat Task Force. By the numbers, the Battelle safety analysis con- cluded there is 4x more risk from hazmat trucks in down- town Boston than on Route 128 during the day and 2.2x more risk at night. The risk is higher during the day as suburban commuters and tourists are also put at risk in the city. Federal routing criteria dictates a routing change when the risk ratio is over 1.5x (i.e, 50% more risk). Thus, the current routes through the North End/Waterfront are well above the recommended risk ratios, strongly justify- ing a route change outside downtown Boston to other existing routes on 1-95/I-93/ Route 128. Although mul- tiple parameters are consid- ered, the primary basis of the risk assessment is the density of population sur- rounding the route. Hazmat trucks are not do- ing busin~s~:oi- d61iveYing iri Boston, but rather passing through to save time rather than use the highways around the city that were designed for commercial ve- hicle traffic. The fuel trucks previously used the over- head artery expressway be- fore the Big Dig tunnel which prohbits hazmat ve- hicles. According to Battelle, nothing in the report would restrict the local delivery of gasoline, diesel fuel or home heating oil in the City of Boston. Several trucking compa- nies and lobbyists testified at the public hearing, including large gasoline trucking op- erators and the Massachu- setts Motor Transportation Association (MMTA) that rep- resents the industry. The trucking companies ex- pressed concerns about the added time and expense of the re-routing proposal. Traf- fic on Route 128 can get congested and several ex- pansion proposals have been delayed. Trucking executives, in- cluding Larry Noonan of J.P. Noonan, cited the risk of highway speeds causing rollovers versus the slower city traffic pace in downtown Boston. MMTA lobbyist, Anne Lynch, said "We are fraught with high speeds on highways when its not congested and we have an average of 8-10 miles per hour going through the city with traffic lights on every block:" Debra Boronski of the Massachusetts Chamber of Business & Industry testi- fied about concerns of in- creased costs to the truckers being passed on to the con- sumer. As required by its guidelines, the Battelle study addresses the question of whether the re-routing would cause an unreasonable bur- den. Their analysis tallies an insignificant increase in costs, translating to under a penny on each gallon of gaso- line transported. Monika Tibits from the Route 128 Business Council testified about traffic conges- tion encountered by the shuttles the organization runs on the highway. "We cannot handle any more traffic on our overtaxed road- way," she said._ Representing businesses in the city and speaking in favor of the re-routing to highways outside Boston were Richard Dimino from A Better City and the North End's own Joanne Prevost Anzalone who said, "Cost is not the issue, safety is the issue." The Freedom Trail Foundation's Mimi LaCamera also reminded attendees that tourism is the largest business in the State, centered in the North End and downtown Boston. The public hearing process now moves to the suburbs where similar meetings will be held in Quincy, Waltham and Stoneham. The pubic comment period is open until September 23, 2011. Residents and businesses can email bostonhazmat@ to express their own views on the proposed EXTRA Innings by Sal Giarratani Phillies Top NL Pitchers The Philadelphia Phillies aren't just the best team in the NL East but in the en- tire National League. They have three of the best start- ers in all of baseball in Cole Hamels (13-6, 2.53 ERA), Cliff Lee (1 i-7, 2.96 ERA) and Roy Halladay (14-4, 2.55 ERA). On August 4, Cliff Lee threw his fifth shutout of the season. He also now has seven games with at least 10 strikeouts and he holds a 2.96 ERA. This team seems destined for another World Series ap- pearance. If the Red Sox and Phillies meet up in October, it is going to be one great series. Who is the Best Milwaukee Brewers Player? Right up there is Ryan Braun, who won Rookie of the Year honors in 2007 when he batted .324, hit 34 home runs and drove in 97 RBIs. Over the past three seasons, he continues to hit 30 or more homers each year. Then, there's Cecil Cooper who played 11 sea- sons for the Brewers after leaving the Red Sox. He was a five-time All-Star, a two- time Golden Glover and collected 1,815 career hits. What about Prince Fielder? He's been in Milwaukee seven years. He's a two-time All-Star with 203 home runs and 578 RBIs in his time in a Milwaukee uniform. You can't talk about the Brewers without mention- ing the names Molitor or Yount. Paul Molitor spent 15 of his 21 seasons as a Brewer. He was a five-time All-Star and a four-time Sil- ver Slugger. Finally, what 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. KV. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate end Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI11D3200DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING PAMELA NTANDA VS, HAKEEN DANUD HALLIBURTON To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. 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: Pamela Ntanda, 136 Lyman Street #5, Waltham, MA 02452 your answer, if any, on or before Septem- ber 26, 2011. 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. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: August 15, 2011 Tara E. DeCdstofam, Register of Probate + :L ' ~ , . ~ ',. + Run date: 8/26/11 about Robin Yount? He spent his entire career all 20 sea- sons in Milwaukee. He was a two-time AL MVP and a three-time All-Star. Braun, Cooper, Fielder, Molitor or Yount, which one is it? Ryan Braun may even- tually turn out the top Brew- ers player, but for now, my pick is Paul Molitor. I always wondered what if the Red Sox never traded away Cecil Cooper? I always liked George "The Boomer" Scott back then, but Cooper was probably better both defen- sively and at bat too. Thome Oldest to Hit 600 Homers When Jim Thome arrived at the ballpark on August 15, he wasn't thinking number 600. He's been injury-prone recently, then in two in- nings, the 40-year-old hit the home run milestone. He hit number 600TM an inning after hitting number 599. He became the oldest baseball player and eighth to reach the 600 mark. Both of those homers were hit to the opposite field. When number 600 cleared the fence in left, Thome raised his right fist circling the bases. Before this game, he last hit a homer way back on August 4. The Tigers posted his milestone on the scoreboard and his Minnesota Twins teammates came out of the dugout to greet him at home plate. Said Thome, "When I got the first one tonight ... I knew it was going to come quick." Number 600 was a three- run shot off Daniel Schlereth who said after the game, "He (Thome) was always one of my favorite players growing up, so if I had to be on the losing end of it, going into the record books, there's not a better guy than Jim Thome." LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETFS PORT AUTHORITY is soliciting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO. L892-D1, TERMINAL B AND E SUBSTATION REPLACEMENT PROJECT CONSULTANT, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. The Authority is seeldng qualified consulting firmstteams, with proven experience to provide professional services including assessment, design, bid, and construction phase services including qualified electrical resident en- gineering services relative to high voltage (13.8KV) electrical substation replacement at six substa- tions in Terminals B and Terminal E, HVAC system installation and other improvements at various substations at Logan International Airport. The Consultant shall have demonstrated experience in large scale high voltage electrical substation design including equipment selection and installation; cost estimating, construction phasing and staging; and temporary power design. The consultant shall also demonstrate experience in disciplines including architecture, structure, HVAC, code compliance and sustainable design. The Consultant must be able to work closely with the Authority and other interested parties in order to provide such services in a timely and effective manner. The Consultant will be required to provide professional services to assess the existing conditions of each substation; develop concepts for each substation; refine concepts in close consultation with the Auth0rity's Electrical Department; prepare design documents and bid documents; prepare engineering cost estimates; provide construction support services, field inspections and qualified electrical resident engineering during construction to ensure contractor's compliance; manage commissioning of the systems and closeout of the construction contract. Construction at these substations will need to be coordinated and phased to minimize impacts to airport operations. Temporary power wilt be required and designed by the Consultant. The implementation of these services will be dependent on available funding, but if fully funded, the project is likely to take place over a two year period. The contract will be work order based, and Consultant's fee shall be negotiated however the total fee for the contract shall not exceed $2,000,000. In recognition of the unique nature of the project and the services required to support it, Massport has scheduled a Consultant briefing to be held at 11:00AM on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Capital Programs Department, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Mas- sechusetts 02128. At this session, an overview of the project will be provided, the services requested by Massport will be described, and questions will be answered, and a site visit to sample substations will be conducted at the end. Each submission shall include a Statement of Qualifications that provides detailed information in re- spense to the evaluation criteria set forth below and include Architect/Engineer & Related Services questionnaires SF 330 with the appropriate number of Part IIs, W/M/DBE Certification of the prime and subconsultants shall be current at the time of submittal and the Consultant shall provide a copy of the W/M/DBE certification letter from the Supplier Diversity Office, formerly known as State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) within its submittal. The Consultant shall also provide litigation and legal proceedings information, signed under the pains and penalties of perjury, in a separate sealed envelope entitled "Litigation and Legal Proceedings", See doing-business/Pages/CapitalProgramsResourceCenter.aspx for more details on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements. In order to be eligible for selection, all aspects of Section 38A1/2, Chapter 7 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall be satisfied including the majority of the firm's Board of Directors or ownership shall be registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in accordance with the applicable provisions of the statute, Consultants shall furnish professional registration status of the firm's board of directors or ownership, All individuals responsible for technical disciplines shall, upon commencement of the project, be registered Architects or Engineers, in that discipline, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The submission shall be evaluated on basis of: (1) current level of experience and knowledge of the team for similar projects, particularly the Project Manager, (2) geographic location and availability of the Project Manager, resident inspectors and other key personnel to be assigned to the project, (3) ex- perience and expertise of subconsultants, (4) cost management and scheduling capabilities, (5) M/W/ DBE and affirmative action efforts, (6) current level of work with the Authority, (7) past performance for the Authority, if any, (8) experience with sustainable design concepts, and (9) project understanding and technical approach to this project. The selection shall involve a two-step process including the shortlisting of a minimum of three firms based on an evaluation of the Statements of Qualifications submitted in response to this solicitation, followed immediately by a final selection of the consultant by the Authority, By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of Massport's standard work order agreement, a copy of the Authority's standard agreement can be found on the Authority's web page at The Consultant shall specify in its cover letter that it has the ability to obtain requisite insurance coverage, Submissions shall be printed on both sides of the sheet (8 1/2" x 11"), no acetate covers, Ten (10) copies of a bound document and one PDF version on a disc each limited to: 1 ) an SF 330 including the appropriate number of Part IIs, 2) no more than 5 sheets (10 pages) of information contained under SF 330 Section H addressing the evaluation items (except for the litigation and legal proceedings history), and 3) no more than 3 sheets (6 pages) of other relevant material not including a 3 page (max.) cover letter, covers, and dividers, This submission, including the litigation and legal proceedings history in a separate sealed envelope as required shall be addressed to Houssem H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs and received no later than 12:00 Noon on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909, Any submission which exceeds the page limit set here or which is not receivedin a timely manner shall be rejected by the Authority as non-responsive, Any information provided to the Authority in any Proposal or other written or oral com- munication between the Proposer and the Authority will not be, or deemed to have been, proprietary or confidential, although the Authority will use reasonable efforts not to disclose such information to persons who are not employees or consultants retained by the Authority except as may be required by M.G.L.c.66. All questions relative to the submission shall only be directed to Catherine Wetherell, Deputy Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at (617) 568-3501, MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY DAVID S. MACKEY INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ......... Run date: 08/26/11