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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 18, 2013 )ATE / TIME WROM NEWSP ERS AND OTHER P LICATIONS) THE ARTISANS IN ITALY ARE ON THE WARPATH! Tax rates in Italy are among the highest in the world, accord- ing to data compiled by the World Bank. Between taxes and various 'contributions' paid to the tax man, the amount to pay to the Government is close to 70%. These are small enterprises that need, as other similar categories, new fiscal policies that could bring some economic relief in order to operate without having to fear the perennial tax increases. The situation is getting very critical, so much so that many small enterprises have folded leaving more than 217,000 people unemployed. Another contributing factor that slows down any attempt to come to life from a persistent economic crisis that continues to affect Italy. THE FIAT 500-ELECTRIC MATERIALIZES IN AMERICA. Exactly as anticipated, the popular model is having great success in America, this time (2013) even with the new electric model. More than a year ago the FIAT's Italian top brass decided to skip the Italian and the European mar- kets and simply focus solely on the American market. The facts have proved them right. Any of the FIAT's five models, and now the electric version, are selling well, especially in California, namely in the second trimester of 2013. The FIAT 500 was first shown in 2011 on the American market selling a total of 26,294 cars, but 46,673 in 2013. The new model was shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of November 2012. In the single month of October 2012, the FIAT 500 sold 3,720 models: quite a spectacular feat! The FIAT success in the United States and in South America also have offset the sluggish sale performance in Europe. Which only proves how critical the economy still is everywhere, in particular the European Community. Things may change in Italy, but only if the 'professional' politi- cians stop arguing and instead get to work seriously for the people! George Washington Honor Medals (Continued from Page 2) Commissioner of Veterans Services for the City of Bos- ton for more than 27 years. He is a U.S. Army veteran who served in combat during World War II. As Veterans Services commissioner, he was instrumental in erect- ing memorials to those killed in action in the Korean and Vietnam wars, along with refurbishing the World War II Monument. He also initiated a program to- award more than 200 high school diplomas to WWlI, Korean and Vietnam veter- ans who left school before graduation to join the ser- vice. He is a long-time mem- ber of the Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation and is a Past President of the organization. Tickets to the Bay State Chapter awards luncheon are available from Chapter Founder and Executive Di- rector Joseph V. Ferrino by calling 617-846-2122. Freedoms ~ Foundation hon- ors Americans who go above and beyond in their efforts to educate their com- munities about the values of good citizenship, either through teaching or by example. The foundation has recognized several thou- sand dedicated individuals and organizations in its 63-year existence. Freedoms Foundation is a non-profit organization dedi- cated to teaching all citizens the principles upon which our nation was founded. The organization seeks to con- vey the close link between the rights and the responsi- bilities of citizens in a free society. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI13D3907DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING ROZILMA GROSS VS TIMOTHY GROSS To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce 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 Rozilma Gross, 171 Pleasant Street, #F, Malden, MA 02148 your answer, if any, on or before November 19, 2013. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hear- ing 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: October 8, 2013 Tara E. DeCdstofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 10/18/13 * News Briefs (Continued from Page I) House Foundation has an- nounced it will make those payments during the shut- down. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Pen- tagon will reimburse the foundation when the shut- down ends. Reportedly the president was disturbed over it. Both Obama and Hagel surprised? How dumb does Washington think we are? The Republicans -- immedi- ately to their credit -- have passed legislation to restore the death benefits but will Obama and Harry Reid call this "hostage-taking' too? The Obama-crats have been coming under fire, some of it friendly fire for its appar- ent heavy-handed enforce- ment of the shutdown which has been causing much pain like blocking off open air monuments like the World War II memorial which made the Obamacrats look stupid. Should lllegals Get Driver Licenses I say NO, but the Governor of California Jerry Brown recently signed a bill allow- ing illegals to obtain driver licenses. Brown said the move is on and more states will follow California. The LAPD police chief said the move will make the streets of the state safer." As Jerry Brown so badly put it, "The rest of the coun- try will have to stand up and take notice, no longer are undocumented people in the shadows." What's next giving illegals the right to vote too? Old Cop Shows on TV As a kid I loved watch- ing cop shows on TV like Dragnet, The Lineup, Naked City and Highway Patrol. They seemed really good to a young viewer. How- ever, recently while watch- ing METV, I caught up with episodes of both Highway Patrol and Naked City. LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given by TODISCO TOWING OF 94 CONDOR STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA pursuant to the provisions of Mass G.L c 255, Section 39A that they will sell the following vehicles online Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Vehicles are being sold to satisfy their garage keeper's lien for towing, storage and notices of sale: 2002 PONTIAC SUN FIRE VIN #1G2JB52T527194459 2004 FORD F-150 VIN #2FTRF17234CA22513 1994 HONDA ACCORD VIN #1HGCD5643RA026223 1998 TOYOTA COROLLA VIN #2T1BR18E3WC070062 2000 DODGE DURANGO VIN #1BYHS2BZ3YF230746 2000 MERCURY SABLE VIN #1FAFP5654YA212200 1994 HONDA ACCORD VIN #1HGCD5541RA060002 2001 SUBARU OUTBACK VIN #4S3BH665X17607278 2005 MERCURY MONTEGO VIN #1MEHM42115G601760 1997 ISUZU RODEO VIN #4S2CM58V6V4349876 2000 SUBARU FORRESTER VIN #JFISF6354YH728683 2000 FORD WlNDSTAR VIN #2FMZA5249YBC56208 2001 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER VIN #3C4FY4BB21T301401 2004 DODGE INTREPID VIN #2B3HD56G64H710869 The above vehicles will be sold at auction online only at TOWLOT.COM and is open to everyone. Run dates: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 2013 Broderick Crawford was great as Sgt. Dan Matthews and it seemed the whole series was filmed in a desert, no special effects just plenty of sand. There's something cool about watching old shows in black and white The Naked City episode, you know one of the 8 million stories told, concerned the hunt for a guy who had planted a bomb somewhere. The cops hunted him down on a crowded New York street. Both sides are shooting back and forth. However, when the bad guy ran out of bullets he ran for the cover of a nearby apartment building. The cops shot him in the back as he made it to the doorway. When they reported back to the chief, they told him the guy had died on the street. What they really meant to tell him was we don't know where the bomb was the bomber was shot dead in the back. Obviously, back in 1959, the TV show didn't hire a technical advisor from the NYPD, right? LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETIS PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soliciting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO. M417-D1, COMMONWEALTH PIER, HOOSAC PIER & FISH PIER STRUCTURAL REHABILITATION. PROJECT LOCATIONS INCLUDE COMMONWEALTH PIER AT 200 SEAPORT BOULEVARD, BOSTON; HOOSAC PIER AT CONSTITUTION PLAZA, CHARLESTOWN; FISH PIER AT 212 NORTHERN AVENUE, BOSTON. The Authority is seeking qualified multidiscipline consulting firms/teams, with proven experience to provide professional services including planning, design, and construction related services including resident inspection, relative to structural repairs to the three facilities noted. Each facility is in need of a program of structural repairs and upgrades. Commonwealth Pier requires concrete and expansion joint repairs to the apron roadway deck. Hoosac Pier requires repairs to the sheet pile bulkhead and batter piles. The Fish Pier and Commonwealth Pier both require detailed inspections to identity any voids in the seawall and resulting settlement of pavement over filled areas. 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 shall demonstrate experience in several disciplines and including but not limited to Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Cost Estimating, and Construction Phasing. The contract will be work order based, and Consultant's fee for each work order shall be negotiated; however, the total fee for the contract shall not exceed $400,000. Each submission shall include a Statement of Qualifications that provides detailed information in response to the evaluation criteria set forth below and include Architect/Engineer & Related Services questionnaires SF 330 (www.gsa.govlportal/forms/downloacY116486)with the appropriate number of Part IIs. M/WBE Certification of the prime and subconsultants shall be current at the time of submittal and the Consultant shall provide a copy of the M/WBE certification letter from the Supplier Diversity Office, formedy known as State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) within its submittal. The Consultant shall also provide an original and nine copies of litigation and legal proceedings information, signed under the pains and penalties of perjury, in a separate sealed envelope entitled "Litigation and Legal Proceedings". See www.massport.conV doing-business/Pages/CapitalProgramsResourceCenter.aspx for more details on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements. The Authority may reject any application if any of the required information is not provided: Cover Letter, Insurance Requirements, Litigation and Legal proceedings, Proposed M/WBE, SF330 Part IIs for the Prime and every sub-consultant. The submission shall be evaluated on basis of: (1) currentlevelofexperienceandknowledgeoftheteamforsimilarprojects, particularlythe Project Manager, (2) geographic location and availability of the Project Manager, resident inspectors and other key personnel to be assigned to the project, (3) experience and expertise of subconsuifants, (4) demonstrated ability to perform work with minimal disruption to facility operations, (5) familiarity with Massachusetts public bid laws (6) cost management and scheduling capabilities, (7) M/WBE and affirmative action efforts, please indicate the proposed % of MMBE participation (8) current level of work with the Authority, (9) past perfrrnance fr the Authrity' if any' (10) expedence with sustainable design concepts, and (11) 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 received in response to this solicitation, followed immediately by a final selection of the consultant by the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to interview the firms prior to final selection, if deemed appropriate. A Supplemental Information Package that discusses the project scope in more detail will be available to interested parties beginning Friday, October 25, 2013 by contacting Susan Brace at sbrace@ By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of Massport's standard work order agreement, a copy of the Authodty's standard agreement can be found on the Authorlty's web page at The exception to this standard agreement is the insurance requirement of $1,000,000 of commercial general liability. 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) resumes of key individuals only each limited to one (1) page under SF 330; Section E, 3) no more than ten (10) projects each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section F, 4) no more than 3 sheets (6 pages) of information contained under SF 330 Section H addressing the evaluation items (except for the litigation and legal proceedings history), and 5) no more than 2 sheets (4 pages) of other relevant material not including a 2 page (max.) cover letter, SDO certification letters, covers, dividers, and other required information. This submission, including the litigation and legal proceedings history in a separate sealed envelope as required shall be addressed to Houssam H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs and received no later than 12:00 Noon on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Ddve, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909 Any submission which is not received in a timely manner shall be rejected by the Authority as non-responsive. Any information provided to the Authority in any Proposal or other wdtten or oral communication 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. The procurement process for these services will proceed according to the following anticipated schedule: October 23, 2013 - 11:00 AM October 25, 2013 - 11:00 AM November 8, 2013 - 11:00 AM November 15, 2013 - 11:00 AM November 21, 2013 - 12:00 NOON Times are Eastern Standard Time (US). Questions may be sent via email to subject to the deadline for receipt stated in the timetable above. In the subject lines of your email, please reference the MPA Project Name and Number. Questions and their responses will be posted on Capital Bid Opportunities webpage of Massport CapitalProgramsldefault.aspx as an attachment to the original Legal Notice and on Comm-PASS ( in the listings for this project. MASSACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 10/18/13