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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 3, 2014 * Ruffling Feathers (Continued from Page 1) ing about city life, having lived for centuries in towns and villages. And yet, in fewer than three genera- tions, we have become doc- tors, lawyers, captains of industry, mayors, governors, senatorsand even U.S. Supreme Court justices. But the image of us as ignorantand ill-mannered persists. In that sense, we have the worst of both worlds. We are part of the "white major- ity" and yet we are margin- alized by society in a more subtle way than our immi- grant ancestors were. But marginalized all the same. According to the U.S. Cen- sus Bureau, two-thirds of the italian Americans in the workforce are in white col- lar positions. The average Italian American is 34 years old and married with one child. He (or she) has a higher level of education than the national average, and earns a median annual income of $100,800 -- about $17,300 more than the na- tional median income of $82,500, That is who we are, but it is not how we are perceived. It's time for commercials like Aflac's in particular and for the U.S. entertainment industry in general to portray Italian Americans more realistically. Stop ruf- fling our feathers and give us the same respect given to a duck. Joseph Boncore, Esq. is national president of the Sons of Italy Commission for Social Justice . He is an attorney at the Boncore Law Office in Boston. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. M394-C3, CONLEY TERMINAL DEDICATED FREIGHT CORRIDOR & BUFFER OPEN SPACE - PHASE 2, SOUTH BOSTON, MASSACHUSE'R'S will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 2096, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014 immediately after 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 AM LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014. The work includes CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW PAVED ACCESS ROAD MEASURING APPROXIMATELY TWO THOUSAND FEET (2,000') INCLUDING A FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE FOOT (475') LONG, TEN SPAN, PILE SUPPORTED BRIDGE OVER THE BOSTON HARBOR RESERVED CHANNEL; AND CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW 4.4 ACRE PUBLIC OPEN SPACE. THE PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK INCLUDES SITE PREPARATION AND STRUCTURE DEMOLITION; EXCAVATION AND EMBANKMENT; MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF CONTAMINATED SOILS; HIGHWAY AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION; SEAWALL REPLACEMENT; WARM MIX ASPHALT AND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENT; GRANITE CURBING; CLOSED DRAINAGE INCLUDING STORMWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS, INFILTRATION CHAMBERS AND NEW OUTFALLS TO BOSTON HARBOR; ROADWAY AND SITE LIGHTING; SANITARY SEWER, WATER, ELECTRIC AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE; SECURITY FENCING AND CAMERAS; LANDSCAPING AND URBAN DESIGN ELEMENTS; ORNAMENTAL FENCING AND GATES; IRRIGATION; SIGNAGE; AND PAVEMENT MARKINGS. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014. 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 $22,500,000. 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 (equired to furnish a performance bond and a labor and.materials payment bond, each in an amount equal t0100% of the Contract pricel 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 FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ($5,000,000.00). 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. This contract is subject to a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than EIGHT PERCENT (8.0/o) 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 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. MASSACHUSE'I-rS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 10/3/14 The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETI'E, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETTE, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices Patriots Chiefly Embarrassed M Kansas City It was perhaps the worst performance by a Patri- ots team since a guy named Drew Bledsoe was leading the offense. The Patriots had played their share of bad games throughout the Brady- Belichick era, but this was on another level. Worse than the 31-0 shellacking Buffalo provided in the 2003 season opener, worse even than another Monday Night melt- down suffered in New Orleans in 2009. Yes, Mon- day night in Kansas City was that bad. When the crowd noise, which reached a World Record 142.2 decibels, had finally lowered at Arrow- head Stadium, the score- board read 41-14 in favor of the home team. The loss reflected a failure at every level of the organi- zation, from Ownership down to the 53 man-roster. On most NFL teams, the most responsible individuals are the Head Coach and General Manager. The former coaches the talent that the latter provides him with. In the Patriots' case, this boils down to one man, Bill Belichiek. "Our team is going to play better than they played tonight. We have to go to work and we have to do that" said the Coach/GM following the game. Perhaps this represents a knee jerk reaction after a demoralizing loss but Belichick has to be account- able for the team he has as- sembled and for his in-game LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI14D2309DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING LINDA A. EWANE FREEMAN VS. DESMOND FREEMAN To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divome requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage 1B. 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 Linda A. Ewane Freeman, 8132 Avalon Dr., Wilmington, MA 01887 your answer, if any, on or before November 3, 2014. If you fail to cIo so, the court will proceed to the headng 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. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court Date: September 22, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 10/3/14 For information about advertising in the Post-Gazette, call 617-227-8929, 14 41 decisions. Has the NFL game passed him by? There is no doubt that he is a first- ballot Hall of Famer, having won consistently for 14 sea- sons here in New England, providing our region with three Super Bowl Cham- pionships, but how much longer can we resign to live in past accomplishments? His at times surly attitude was once cute. Patriots fans overlooked it when the team was bringing home Lombardi Trophies, but now is becoming increasingly stale. Monday night's game plan seemed flawed from the start. The offense began the game in the spread forma- tion, featuring Quarterback Tom Brady in the shotgun. This setup calls for spread- ing out the defense with most always four or more wide receivers, and keeping the defense off-balance with no-huddle play calls. Only problem, on Monday night, Belichick elected to dress only three wide receivers while carrying five running backs. Not exactly the ideal personnel. Where were Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins? Both second year wide receivers were noticeably absent, with Dobson now having missed three out of four games this season as a healthy scratch. The play calling was unbal- anced, and mostly confus- ing. With five running backs at their disposal, the offense ran only 16 rushing plays. What were they trying to do? 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. MI14P4952EA Estate of WILLIAM THOMAS SMITH, SR. Date of Death October 2, 2003 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Bertha M. Smith of Henrico,VA. Bertha M. Smith of Henrico, VA 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 administratior 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 restricting the powers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Wilt, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 10/3/14 The air it out ap- proach was a failure, as Brady continued to descend in the NFL quarterback rankings. He now has connected on a league-low 32 percent of passes over 10 yards. He completed mnly one such pass in Kan- sas City, throwing 2 ugly in- terceptions while finishing w~ith an abysmal 11.6 QBR (Quarterback Rating) in the game. "It was just a bad performance by everybody," said Brady, "We need to make sure we never have ttlis feeling again." Brady was relieved in the fourth quarter by rookie Jimmy Garoppolo, who led the team to a score when he connected with Tight End Rob Gronkowski on a 13-yard touchdown. Garoppolo finished 6 of 7 passing for 70 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, the game wasn't much better. They allowed 207 yards rushing to the running back tandem of Knile Davis (107) and Jamaal Charles (92). Quar- terback Alex Smith added the other eight yards on the ground while also contribut- irlg 248 through the air with three touchdowns. The Chiefs offense gained 303 yards in the first half, mark- irlg the highest total allowed iN the first half by any team Belichick has coached. And Kansas City is hardly a pro- lific offensive team. "We have to figure out what we have to do better," said Brady. The fact that areas in need of improvement are not evident to the Quarterback after Monday night's game is another area that requires ilnprovement. 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. MI14P4950EA Estate of HARRIET C. HORAN Also Known As HARRIET HORAN, HARRIET CLOUTER HORAN Date of Death November 2, 1996 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above :aptioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner lennifer E. Horan of Cambridge, MA a Will has )een admitted to informal probate. Jennifer E. Horan of Cambridge, MA 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- 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 restricting the powers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, san be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 10/3/14 WWW. BOSTON POSTG AZ ETT E.COM