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Page 4 POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 28, 2015 L'Anno Bello: A Year in Italian Folklore HELLO L'ANNO BELLO READERS! Between going back to school and getting ready for the arrival of my baby (October 2nd!), and of course preparing articles for the wonderful month of September, I decided to push my column back a week. In the next issue, you can expect an article about welcoming September, replete with information about the holidays and the Italian proverbs of the month! Thank you so much for your continued readership, and keep on sending me your great suggestions at adicenso89@gmail.com. Ally Di Censo Symynkywicz by Sal Giarratani Our Nation Seemingly Has No Moral Anchor Burlington Sons of ltaly Offers Italian Language Classes With highly-qualified pro- fessional instructors, the Burlington Sons of Italy, Lodge 2223, is once again of- fering Italian language classes to anyone who is in- terested in acquiring levels of proficiency with the lan- guage or to learn about the country of Italy. The classes will explore the culture, the terrain, the people, and the culinary arts of Italy in addi- tion to the language. Two semesters will be of- fered in levels of Beginner 1 & 2; Intermediate 1 & 2 and Advanced 1 & 2. The first twelve-week session will be- gin on September 16, 2015. The second semester will be- gin in January, 2016. (Dates have yet to be determined.) All Beginner 1 & 2 classes, Intermediate 1 & 2 classes and Advanced 1 & 2 classes will meet on Wednesday eve- nings at St. Margaret's School on Winn Street in Burl- ington. Please note the intro- duction of an Advanced 1 class this semester. It has been included in the program as an interim step in the process of learning Italian to assist those Intermed- iate 2 students in prepara- tion for making the transi- tion to the former advanced class, which has been re- named to Advanced 2. The registration policy mandates that fees are non- refundable. Registrations will take place on Wednesday, Sep- tember 9% from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at St. Margaret's School. For additional information, please visit our website: www. burlingtonsonsofitaly, org and click on the link Italian Classes, or contact Don McGowan, Burlington Sons of Italy Lodge 2223 president, at 781-272-0529, e-mail at MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. M520-Cl, BERTH 12 BACKFLOW PREVENTER, CONLEY TERMINAL, SOUTH BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Progr~s Department Office, Suite 209S,. Logan Office Center, One Harberside Drive, East Booston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER Z')3, 2015, immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read pubiidT. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT CONLEY TERMINAL ADMIN SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM 2"0 FLOOR, FARRUGUT ROAD AND EAST RRST STREET, SOUTH BOSTON AT 1:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015~ THE WORK INCLUDES, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROVIDING 4" AND 6" DUCtiLE IRON PIPING INCLUDING ALL FITTINGS AND GATE VALAVES; PROVIDING ABOVE-GROUND PIPING, BWSC WATER METER, BACKR.OW PREVENTER, ALUMINUM ENCLOSURE CABINET WITH CONCRETE PAD AND (2) HEATING UNIt'S; HEAT TRACING AND INSULTATED EXPOSED DOMESTIC WATER PIPES; PROVIDING ELECTRICAL SERVICE FROM EXISTING ELECTRICAL MANHOLE TO ELECTRICAL CONTROL PANEL AND ENCLOSURE CABINET AND HEAT TRACING SYSTEM, CONCRETE ENCASED DUCTBANK, HANDHOLES, TRANSFORMER, CONDUITS AND WIRING; TRENCHING AND BACKFILLING FOR WATER PIPE AND ELECTRICAL DUCTBANK; ASPHALT PAVING OF TRENCHES; REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING 2" HOSE CONNECTIONS INCLUDING CAPS CHAINS, BALL VALVES; PROVIDING TWO (2) ALUMINUM ACCESS HATCHES; AND ALL INCIDENTALS. Bid documents will be made available beginning TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015. 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. The estimated contract cost is FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($530,000.00) 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 wil(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 wilt be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability insurance for a combined single limit of $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. This contract is subject to a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than FIVE AND EIGHT-TENTHS PERCENT (5.8%) of the Contract be performed by minority and women owned business enterprise contractors. With respect to this provision, bidders are urged to familiarize themselves thoroughty 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 the Non-I~iscrimination ad Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secntary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standarc Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submits Certifica(ton of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective sub-contractors of the requirement Ior such certification where the sub-contract 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 THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 8/28/2015 bsoilodge2223@aol, corn. Note: The advanced classes are recommended only for students having completed Intermediate 2 or having ba- sic comfort in conversational Italian. If you are unable to regis- ter in person on September 9~, please complete the Reg- istration Form located on our website and mail it with your check made payable to Burlington Sons of Italy Lodge 2223. Mail completed regis- tration form and check to: Don McGowan, 206 Fox Hill Road, Burlington, MA 01803. Be sure to register early as space is at a premium. No registrations will be accepted after September 16, 2015. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI15P3962EA Estate of DAMIANA ALVARADO Date of Death May 28, 2011 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Jorge E. Alvaredo of I.as Vegas, NV. Jorge E. Alvarado of I.as Vegas, NV has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- i bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be I filed with the Court, but interested parties are I entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can ! petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and, expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute i formal proceedings and to obtain ordersi terminating or restdcting the powers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, I if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 8/28/15 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI15P3963EA Estate of ~ BARBARA ANN BINFORD Date of Death August 24, 2005 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Linda R Fuller of Huntsville, AL. Linda F. Fuller of Huntsville, AL has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restdcting the powers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 8/28/15 The ship of state of America is taking on water. Common sense is disap- pearing, and so has our moral outrage. We have lowered our expectations so low that the bar has van- ished from view. Much of the cause of our decline as a nation, in so many ways, is the rational held by many that things are just so hope- less, why even speak out? Edmund Burke once said long ago, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." I was down in Texas when those videos secretly taken of Planned Parenthood work- ers showed a total callous- ness towards the value of human life. When some folks are joking about the evil of dissecting human be- ings and pretending that there is nothing to see, you know the sewage water is rising quickly. The mainstream media would rather focus on those that secretly recorded both audio and video of some des- LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI15P3102EA Estate of MAUDIE UVON BRYAN Date of Death September 26, 2012 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Duke L Bryan of Booneville, AR. Linda R Fuller of Huntsville, AL has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be flied with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restdcting the powers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 8/28/15 picable healthcare providers than what the video and recorded sound presented for willing eyes and ears to see and hear. While in Texas, I saw people stand up and speak out against Planned Parent- hood, seeking to defund this group from all federal fund- ing. I applaud all those elected officials from Texas who showed public outrage at treating human life like it was nothing more than visiting a meat counter at a supermarket looking for chicken wings. Was Planned Parenthood breaking the law? They say no. Others think yes. The question of the lawfulness of their actions is still unan- swered. However, watching folks look at body parts and talk about selling them as if they were used parts from a sedan makes most of us sick. Funny, up until the abor- tion is completed, there is no human being killed, but once the abortion is over, we have body parts allegedly for sale. Which is it? Human life or "products of an abortion?" When I watched Hillary on TV talking about the Repub- lican War on Women, or the denial of access for women to affordable healthcare, I wanted to scream at my TV. When I heard our presi- dent say, "Thank God for Planned Parenthood," I wanted to scream even louder. What was seen in these recent secret recordings was ugly. For me, it has never been about politics, it has been about right and wrong. Down in Texas, I felt at home in America again. Texas values are my values. They still have a moral an- chor in Texas and that needs to spread out into the whole country again. I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Since 1969 FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS RICHARD SETTIPAN E Public Insurance Adjuster Experience makes the difference! 209 BROADWAY, REVERE, MA 02151 Tel. 781.284.1100 Fax 781.284.2200 Boston 617.523.3456 Free Parking Adjacent to Building