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"Page'6  PsT-GA'ETTE, OCTOBER 24, 2014 Due to his increasing popularity and several suggestions from readers (and after much negotiating on our part with his huge salary demands), our friend Freeway has consented to try to answer readers' questions concerning him or any of our little four-legged friends. You can email your questions to postgazette@aol.com to the attention of Freeway. Don't forget folks, Freeway is not a vet, so please keep the questions light-hearted! Thanks. Adapting to autumn, many of us love this time of year, the changing color of the leaves, brisk fall breezes and finally a respite from the hot weather of summer. For your dog, however, fall may be more work than fun. The change of season can mean a decrease in exercise and an increase in baths, aller- gens and other unpleasan- tries for your dog. The follow- ing tips should help make the transition into the new season enjoyable for both you and your dog. HEALTH CONCERNS: Pet lovers may forget about such things as allergens, keeping your dog warm, medical is- sues, etc., that are associ- ated with changing tempera- tures. With two of the biggest food holidays coming up -- Halloween and Thanksgiv- ing -- dogs are in particular danger of food poisoning, choking on bones or just overeating. Here are a few tips to make sure your dog's health is looked after during the fall season: Seasonal allergies can kick in for dogs in the fail. These are most commonly skin allergies, but can also be allergic rhinitis, evi- denced by sneezing, loud snorting or snoring, and clear discharge from your dog's nose. Your veterinar- ian can diagnose and pre- scribe antihistamines or other therapy to make your dog more comfortable. As the weather gets cooler, think about putting a coat or sweater on your dog during walks. Make sure it is rain- proof for the wetter parts of the year. If you use space heaters, be very careful that your dog cannot be burned by them, and does not have access to chew the cord. Regarding Halloween candy, there's one simple rule: NO! This is especially true with chocolate, which con- tains ingredients like theo- bromine, which are toxic to dogs. If your arthritis gets worse with colder weather, keep your acetaminophen away from your dog, as it can cause liver damage. The same is true of ibuprofen, which is also highly toxic to dogs. Dogs may need slightly more calories in cold weather if they spend time outdoors. Ask your vet to evaluate your pets "body con- dition score" and recom- mend the proper pet food and amount for active outdoor pets. EXERCISE: While the days shorten, it's very likely that you will be walking your dog in the dark, either morn- ing, evening or both. The best ways to keep you and your pet safe are reflective gear, flashlights or light- up-collars, like the new Bright Light Collar, which is designed for safely walk- ing your dog at night. The collar is solar powered and USB chargeable and has two lighting options: a steady or flashing LED light. BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OtyHdRaer , Cr Vka Sere.. I MAa2Ot 617.T22A300 The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a public meeting regarding Haymarket Hotel- Parcel 9 Monday October 27 th, 7 :OOPM BRA Board Room 1 City Hall Square, 9 th floor Boston, MA 02201 Project Proponent: Normandy Real Estate Partners and Harbinger Development Project Description: The Haymarket Hotel - Parcel 9 proposed project includes approximately 140,000 square feet, including and an approximately 115,000 square foot, 225 room, 10 stow hotel; and approximately 25,000 square feet of market/retail space in a two- stow pavilion ('Proposed Project") to be constructed on the site bounded by John F. Kennedy Surface Road facing the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway to the north, Hanover Street to the west, Blackstone Street to the south, and North Street to the east ('Project Site"). CLOSE OF COMMENT PERIOD: MONDAY. APRIL 14, 2014 MAIL TO: CHRIS TRACY BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ONE CITY HALL SQUARE, 9TH FLOOR BOSTON, MA 02201 PHONE: 617-918-4259 EMAIL: Christopher.Tracy@ boston.gov Theresa Doeovan Ass/stont S'reto Fall also means colder weather, rain and even snow, which can really make it hard to get outside. In these conditions, you can exercise your dog indoors using a treadmill or by set- ting up an indoor "agility" course using household objects, such as clothes bas- kets, broom handles and fur- niture. You can then train your dogs to run the obstacle course and work for a treat reward. While on walks, beware of ice that can cut a dog's paws or make you fall, also be aware of salt that is put down to melt the ice. While common table salt is frequently used to de-ice surfaces, other chemicals, which are poisonous to dogs are sometimes used includ- ing ammonium nitrate, pro- pylene glycol and sodium ferrocyanide. If possible, try to avoid chemically treated areas, if possible. If you can't make sure that your dog does not lick at the ground, using a muzzle if necessary to pre- vent this behavior. If you need to de-ice your own drive or walkways, look for pet safe salts, which most pet stores carry seasonally! These simple tips should help keep your fall fun and fabulous. That's all for now! LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 760-5800 Docket No. MI14PS323EA Estate of STEPHEN FRANCIS OLDAK Also known as STEPHEN F. OLDAK Date of Death August 26, 2014 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested parsons: A Petition has been flied by Nancy L. Stempler of Andover, MA and Joan M. Oldak of Somerville, MA requeng that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that Nancy L Stempler of Andover, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. YOU heve the rkjM to obbdn a copy of the Pe6tion from the PeCdoner or at the Court. You have a dght to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a wdt- ten appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on Navember 7, 2014. This is NDTa heedng date, buta deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this prooaed- ing. If you fail to file a timely wfltten appaor- anoa and obJectiou followed by em Affidevlt of Objections within thirty (30) days of the relum kde, aatJou may be taken without furth notice to you. The estate Is being administered under for prooadum by the Pe Re tatlve under the Massachusetts Unlform Probets Code without supervlslou by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipien m entiged to notice regarding lhe edminiMrathm from the Pecsonal Relxe- senlve afld oan pedtiou the Coufl in any matter miming to the estate, Including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, HON. F.DWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., Flint Justloa of this Court Date: October 14, 2014 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 10/24/14 This Thanksgiving make a difference! Donate pet food and supplies, and help Freeway support a local shelter. Your generosity can go a long way in supporting the needs of these deserving animals! Drop your donation off at the Post-Gazette 5 Prince Street, North End, Boston by Wednesday, November 19  Don't Forget That Tough Times Impact Them Too! I LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soiioiting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO. AP1517 FYtS-17 STORAGE TANK CONSULTANT SERVICES TERM CONTRACT. The Consultant shall be able to provide such envimnmentel sewices on an as needed basis, at all Messport facilities, induding Logan, Henscom, Worcester Regional Airports, Conley, Moran, and Black Falcon Terminals, and South Boston. Them are approximately 180 active above ground storage tanks (ASTs), and 90 underground storage tanks (USTs), on Authority properties, of which approximately 55 ASTs, and 50 USTs are owned and operated by the Authority. The tanks range in size from 275-gallon to greater than 100,000-gellon capacity. 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 assist the Authority to manage end maintaining a cost-effective program that ensures regulatory compliance (including storage tanks, piping, and tank monitoring equipment). The scope of work shall include, but not be limited to the following: (1) conduct and document monthly inspections, testing, end miner repairs, (2) conduct DEP Third Party UST Inspections; (3) maintain tank compliance database; (4) maintain a computer based program for training, and tracking of Authonty personnel to comply with the Department of Environmental Protection UST Operator's Program (5) periodically train Authority fadlity personnel to conduct required vapor recovery systems inspections and documentation; (6) conduct annual vapor recovery systems tests; (7) conduct annual inspections of ASTs greater than 10,000-gsllons; (8) provide regulatory guidance; end (9) respond to emergencies and other calls to assess tank operation problems, as needed. The total contract amount is net guaranteed but the Consultant's total fee shall not exceed $200,000 for a term of three (3) years, or until contract amount expended. By responding to this solicitation, Consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of the Authority's standard work order agreement. A sample of the standard agreement can be found on the Authority's web site at R'. mauport.com. The Consultant shall specify in its cover letter that it has the ability to obtain requisite insurance coverage. Each submission shall include a Statement of Qualifications that provides detailed information in response to the evaluation criteria set forth below and include Arohitect/Engineer & Related Services questionnaires SF 330 (tw/w.goa.gov/porlamrms/download/1164#6) with the appropriate number of Part IIs. The Consultant shall also provide an original and nine copies of litigation and legal proceedings information, signed under the pains and penalties of paqury, in a separate sealed envelope entitled "Utigation and Legal Proceedings'. See mw.com/do/ng-buneV Pagoa/CapProgramsResouroaContor.aspx for mare details on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements. Submission shall also include an organizational chart. The Authori may reject any application if any of the required information is not provided: Cover Later, InJronce Requirements,  end l egal proceedings, SF330 Parr IIs for the Prime and every oub.consubnt. The Consultant's submission shall be evaluated on the basis of:. (1) current relevant experience for similar projects; (2) demonstrated working knowledge and certitiuation for VeederRoot (VR) and remote VR, tank rnonitodng systems, induding programming, set up, maintenance, and minor repairs; (3) demonstrated experience maintaining a computer based training and traciong program for storage tanks (4) understanding and working experience with applicable State and Federal storage tank regulations; (5) geographic location and availability of the Project Manager and other key staff; (6) experience and expertise of sub-consultants; (7) familiarity with relevant Massport environs; (8) and current level of work and past performance for the Authority, if applicable. The selection shall involve a two-step process including the shortlisting of a minimum of three firms based on an evaluation of the Statem(mts of Qualifications received in response to this solicitation, followed immediately by a final selection of the consultant(s) by the Authority. 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 appropdats number of Pad IIs, 2) resumes of key individuals only each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section E, 3) no more then 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 then 2 sheets (4 pages) of other relevant material net including a 2 page (max.) cover letter, SDO certitiuation letters, covers, dMders, 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. Slelman, PE, CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs and received no later than 12:00 Noon on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Massachusetts Port Auority, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan Intemational 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 written 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 parsons who are net 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: Times are Eastern Standard Time (US). Questions may be sent via nall to CPBidQuestions@mssporl.com 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 webbage of Masepart hp://www.mauport.com/do/ng-busineV_/ayouWCap/lPrograms/ default.npx as an attachment to the original Legal Notice and on COMMBUYS (www.commbuy corn) in tbe listings for this project. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 10/'24/14 Uds FALL, -   Tmvel & Tourism  1 300.