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Page 14 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 21,2011 OTHERPUBLICATIONS) CRISIS IN ITALY, NO MORE FUNDS TO HEALTHCARE, SPORTS AND NUTRITION. The economic crisis still felt by the general public has affected the health of the people, sports in public schools and the financial subsidy to the school cafeterias by affecting the quality of food served to the students. More importantly, most students still choose fatty food items thus contributing to a phenomenon that raises concern and worry among school authorities as well as the families: OBESITY! Health-watching observation by the School of Medicine of the Catholic University in Rome, Italy, has ascertained recently that overweight and obese individuals are a whop- ping 45.4% of the population which indicates a precarious health condition in every segment of the population. Eco- nomically, the incidence of weight problems affects mainly the low-income people, which cannot afford the expense to follow up programs that educate the children to choose the kind of food that helps to prevent future health problems. In short, the bad habits prevailing among the youngsters to continue to eat unhealthy food items -- are the root of all problems. MARRIAGES CANNOT BE ANNULLED AFTER PRO- LONGED COHABITATION: The Italian legal system has stepped in to stop the practice, by the Vatican State eccle- siastic tribunals, of annulling the marriages after many years of cohabitation and allegedly following the discovery of a "conscious mental reservation" by a spouse! The Italian Supreme Court, the Cassazione, has ruled that Italy can- not "rubber-stamp" the rulings of the Church tribunals and has urged not to validate the Church's annulments. In a recent case the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a wife who was literally repudiated by her husband, who had already obtained the annulment by the "Signatura Apostolica" (the Vatican's tribunal) as if nothing had happened after 20 years of marriage. Why, we may ask, the husband had received the Church's annulment? Perhaps it was because he had claimed that his wife had kept a secret for years: not to have children, a claim that the Supreme Court had refuted, to grant a legal separation, not uncommon in Italy. The data we find for the year 2008 are telling. In that year, the total separations were 84,165, broken down as follows: 17.2% during the first 4 years of marriage; 21.3% for the marriage years 5-9; 18.4% for the years 10-14; 16.1% for the years 15-19; 10.3% for the years 20-24; 16.7% for the years 25 and bevond. Can you believe it, all of this is happening in the back- yard of the Catholic State? Editorial (Continued from Page 3) outstanding job all have done during this Occupy Boston protest, Davis was on the scene almost immediately. He then had to rush back to South Station for an Occupy Dewey Square sit-down. Boston police officers have shown great restraint as pro- testers keep pushing more and more buttons. Now is the time for Mayor Tom Menino and Police Commissioner Ed Davis to develop an end-plan to end the protesting before things get ugly. Many at the camp site actually think they now own the Rose Kennedy Greenway and get more empowered as the days go on. I believe the Occupy Bos- ton folks have made their point crystal clear. The coun- try isn't working well right now. Most of us already know that quite well. It is time for them to go back to the class- room and work to make America a better future for all of us. Class warfare is the wrong battle being fought unless your profession is pro- fessional rabble rouser. DIVORCE CRIMINAL 230 MSGR. O'BRIEN HIGHWAY LAW OFFICES OF FRANK J. C00ANO GENERAL PRACTICE OF LAW WILLS . ESTATE PLANNING * TRUSTS PERSONAL INJURY . WORKERS COMP. 617-354-9400 Si Parla Italiano CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS 021,il LEGAL NOTICES Greater Boston's Affordable Private Cemetery Traditional Burial Plot (for00tarting at $1500 T, MIc00LCE00nRY UNmf MAUSOLEUMS EWCOLUMB/RIUMS 617.524.1036 131 www.stmichaelcemetery.com the Italian community for over 100 years/ The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings KUDOS TO LINEHAN AND FLAHERTY ON WALMART COMING INTO BOSTON While some members of the City Council don't want Walmart opening in a mall near you and Mayor Menino has nixed the idea in public before Walmart even stated its intentions. City Councilor Bill Lenehan and former City Council President Michael Flaherty think the idea isn't as bad as opponents on the council and in the com- munity think it is. Both councilors think Boston residents deserve the oppor- tunity to purchase groceries at affordable prices. Even the Boston Globe said City Hall was unfair to the giant retailer. Especially since Roxbury has numerous na- tional chain stores already in the community. I don't always agree with the Bos- ton Globe but this recent edi- torial made sense as far as fairness goes. WARREN MUST BE GETTING NERVOUS BECAUSE ... Democrat hopeful Elizabeth Warren seeking to unseat US Senator Scott Brown on November 12 must be seri- ous about running for the seat. On Sunday, October 9. she marched in the North End Columbus Day Parade then went to Dorchester to handshake at the 3 ra annual Irish Heritage Festival in Adams Village. A little gaelic and garlic on the day. How- ever, I believe she missed an event in Chinatown. Only so many hours for so many events ! guess. LONG-STALLED KENSINGTON TOWER GOOD TO GO A residential development approved over eight years ago finally broke ground on October 14 at a vacant lot on lower Washington Street, Mayor Tom Menino and BRA officials joined the Kensing- ton Investment Company at the official groundbreaking for the 27-story tower, a $172 million project at the corner of Washington and LaGrange Streets. This site formerly was the E.M. Loew's movie 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-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZEH'E P.O. BOX 135 BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices by Sal Giarratani theater and before that the Gaiety Theatre. It will offer 381 luxury rentals, roof top pool, land- scaped terrace, fitness area and street level stops. Later this fall, more new housing is coming to the downtown area when Hayward Place, a $200 million project, has its own groundbreaking across the street from the Para- mount Theater. The 15-story building will have 265 hous- ing units and is to be built atop a long-time parking lot. MASSPORT URGED TO PAY "LIVING WAGE" The Boston City Council is trying to convince Massport to increase salaries to its lowest paid employees. City Councilor Felix Arroyo says, "No state agency should pay anyone below a sustainable wage." Both he and City Council President Stephen Murphy think that Massport should be following the city's guidelines which require city contractors to pay a mini- mum of $15.27 per hour. Arroyo says security guards, airplane cleaners, baggage handlers and wheelchair as- sistants are currently mak- ing as little as $7.50 to $9 per hour. However, these aren't Massport jobs; these are private contractors hir- ing workers, Arroyo says, "The more public pressure we can put on Massport, the better the chances that the workers will start to receive a living wage." Low-end jobs are not entitlement pro- grams demanding high sala- ries for all. Getting paid over $15 an hour to push a broom may be the status quo at City Hall but is unsustain- able in the private sector when the government only has taxing power to pay these outlandish wages. Time for city councilors to stop soldiering in class war- fare for votes. LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. W208-C1, VEGETATION MANAGEMENT - PHASE 1, AT WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office. Suite 209S, Logan Office Center. One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909 until 11:00 A.M local time on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 immediately after Which. in a designated room. the proposal will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, AIRPORT DIRECTOR'S OFFICE, 2 "o FLOOR. TERMINAL BUILDING, 375 AIRPORT DRIVE, WORCESTER. MASSACHUSEHS. AT 10:00 AM ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1. 2011. The work includes REMOVAL OF VEGETATION BY VARIOUS METHODS, CHAINLINK FENCE, BARBED WIRE FENCE, GATES, SOIL EROSION CONTROL AND INCIDENTAL WORK EFFORTS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPLIANCE WITH AIRPORT SAFETY AND SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PERMff REQUIREMENTS. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011. The estimated contract cost is $500,000.00. 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. 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 furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract ;)rice. 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 mnimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been ;)redetermined 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 provide Umbrella Coverage in a form at least as broad as and in excess of primary Commercial Deneral Liability, Business Auto coverage and Employer's Uability coverage with a minimum of THREE MILLON DOLLARS ($3,000,000) on a per project basis. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division liB. Special Provisions for complete details. This contract is subject to a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than 3% of the Contract be performed by disadvantaged 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 eligtble. 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 Oppor[unity and the Standard Federa! Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities pnor to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. A Contractor having fifty (50) or more employees and his subcontractors having fifty (50) or more employees who may be awarded a subcontract of $50,000 or more will, within one hundred twenty (120) days from the contract commencement, be required to develop a written affirmative action compliance program for each of its establishments. Compliance Reports - Within thirty (30) days of the award of this Contract the Contractor shall file a compliance report (Standard Form [SF 100]) if:. (a) The Contractor has not submitted a complete compliance report within twelve (12) months preceding the date of award, and (b) The Contractor is within the definition of "employer" in Paragraph 2c(3) of the instructions included in SF100. The contractor shall require the subcontractor on any first tier subcontracts, irrespective of the dollar amount, to file SF 100 within thirty (30) days after the award of the subcontracts, if the above two conditions apply. SF 100 will be furnished upon request. SF 100 is normaliy furnished Contractors annually, based on a mailing list currently maintained by the Joint Reporting Committee. In the event a contractor has not received the form, he may obtain it by writing to the following address: Joint Reporting Committee 1800 G Street Washington, DC 20506 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: 10/21/11 [III]IllI1MItF:.IP|IrII!HFHIF:[[IIIIIIllltliIWIMIIIIIMIIIIIIqF F]IT--Tr - r --1 ............. : T 7I .... K]- I