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BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 28, 2011 Page 15 News Briefs (Continued from Page 10) nutritious vegetable." The National Potato Council has launched a website, potatoes to rally Ameri- cans to save the potato in school lunches. "Suicide of a Superpower" Pat Buchanan has just written a new book, "SUI- CIDE OF A SUPERPOWER: Will America Survive Until 2025." He remains very concerned about where America is headed and he's not even sure politics can fix things. He believes the glue that has held America together is drying up, which can only spell doom for the America we were born into. This sounds like a good read; Buchanan says the "baLkan- ization" of America will destroy us. We can already see the nation's future "in California, which is drown- ing in a sea of red with com- peting segments of society eating away at every aspect of society. What's Wrong with "Occupy Space"? The Occupy America movement is being touted by liberals as something quite positive when in fact it is nothing of the sort. The occu- podos, as I call them, look like they're in for the win- ter dreaming apparently of George Washington and Valley Forge. They have no intent of leaving anytime soon. They are the 21 st cen- tury winter soldiers. Liber- als like Mayor Menino only strengthen their resolve when he says out loud he agrees with most of their causes. Police overtime mounts up and now those in tent city are being served a free breakfast, lunch and dinner and it is the rest of the 99% who are left to pick up the crumbs as the city's costs for this Dewey Square tent city keeps growing more expensive by the day. The goal of this movement is unclear to say the least. It depends on who you talk to about the specifics. How- ever, there are no real specifics beyond overthrow- ing the capitalist system of economics. A lofty goal to be sure but obviously lots of people are living in Fred Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe. I'm sure as soon as it stops snowing; City Hall will call out the snow plows to clear the camp site. It is just another day and another entitlement gone awry. Meanwhile, if they're serv- ing meals while you're in the area, you might as well grab a plate and silverware because in the end you and I will be paying all the bills for all this foolishness. LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSE'R'S PORT AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY is soliciting professional services for MPA CONTRACT NO. A263-$3 INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE CONSULTING SERVICES. The Authority is seeking a qualified Consultant to provide asbestos lead and mold abatement and other Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) type services on an on-call, as-needed basis. Services may include but shall not be limited to: identification of the presence of asbestos and lead containing materials and mold; providing recommendations for the most appropriate course of action; preparation of plans and specifications for abatement work; and inspectional services including any necessary air monitoring during abatement work by other contractors to ensure strict compliance with all applicable state and federal regulatory requirements. The work may be performed at any of the facilities owned or operated by the Authority including but not limited to Logan Intemationel Airport, Hanscom Field, Worcester Airport end Port and Marine facilities. The Consultant's fee shall be negotiated 0n a work order basis; however, the total fee shall not exceed $500,900. Each submission shall include Architect/Engineer & Related Services questionnaire SF330 with the appropriate number Of Part its. MNV/DBE Certification of the prime or any sub-consultants shall be current at the time of submittal and the Consultant shall include a copy of the M/W/DBE certification letter from the State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) within its submittal. If M/W/DBE firms are proposed, provide a description of the scope of work proposed in Section H of the SF330. The Consultant shall also provide 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.massoort.corn/business/caDit resou.html for more details on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements. The submission shall be evaluated on basis of: (1) current relevant experience on projects of similar complexity, (2) experience and geographic location of the proposed CIH and Project Manager, (3) experience and expertise of sub consultants, if any, (4) familiarity with MGL, (5) cost management capabilities, (6) /DBE and affirmative action efforts, (7) current level of work with the Authority (8) familiarity with Massport facilities and (9) past performance for the Authority, if any. 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 submitted in response to this solicitation, followed immediately by a final selection. The Authority reserves the right to require proposals or to interview the firms prior to final selection if deemed appropriate. By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of Massporrs standard work order agreement, a copy of the Authority's standard agreement can be found on the Authority's web page at The exception to this standard agreement is the insurance requirements as follows; (1) $1,000,000 of commercial general liability and (2) $1,000,000 of automobile liability insurance. 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 " x 11"), no acetate covers. Ten (10) copies of a bound document each consisting of: 1) a cover letter; 2) an SF 330 including the appropriate number of Part IIs and an organizational chart identifying specific project responsibilities for key staff including subconsultants, and 3) no more than 5 sheets (10 pages) of other relevant material not including, cover letter, covers and dividers, 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, December 1, 2011 at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. Any submission which exceeds the page limit set here or 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 persons who are not employees or consultants retained by the Authority except as may be required by M.G.L.c.66. All questions relative to the submission shall only be directed to Catberine Wetherell, Deputy Director, Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at 617.568.3501. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY DAVID S. MACKEY INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFRCER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 10/28/11 For information EXTRA Innings by Sal Giarratani Extra Innings Fan Says ... I received another note from a fan of this column, Bill Frazzini, a former North Ender up on Beacon Hill now, had some criticism for the ex-GM Theo Epstein. Epstein writes, "The Globe reported last year that Theo visited Francona's office daily for eight years. Who was the real manager? Theol Wait till the Cubbies have to play for this guy." Oh, he also added, "You're a great writer." I couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks Bill. Beltre Looking So Good in Texas Thank you, Theo Epstein. Adrian Beltre, we all re- member him. He played for us in the 2010 season. Good third baseman, great fielder and did I forget, good offen- sive slugging too? Did I also forget his role as a team leader too? We let him go rather than resign him. He signed with Texas as a free agent for a six-year, $96 mil- lion deal. In 2010, he hit 28 home runs with 102 RBIs. This year with the Rang- ers, he hit 32 home runs and 105 RBIs. He played in 30 fewer games this year with injuries. He made it into the World Series against the St. Louis Cardi- nals. According to Rangers Manager Ron Washington, "Beltre was a great addition, not only his leadership but his offensive prowess and his defense. You can't ask for more. The relaxed atmo- sphere he creates on the bench is good." Hey, we got Adrian Gon- zales to replace his bat. He hit for a high average but as a real slugger who wins games, he went AWOL. Also against both the Tarhpa Bay Rays and NY Yankees, he seemed to go down and out too much. Those are the teams he needed to beat up on but it didn't happen. We should have kept the other Adrian. Thank you once again Theo. Who loves ya? Was Beckett 7-20 Collapse Ringleader? Boston Herald sports writer John Tomase had a great Red Sox Beat column re- cently in which he tore into Josh Beckett as perhaps be- ing the ringleader of all that went wrong with Red.Sox pitching during the Great September Collapse. He re- ports that even former Se- attle Mariners Manager Jack McKeon recently told the Palm Beach Post he had to lock the clubhouse doors during their 2003 championship season be- cause Beckett and pitcher Brad Penny were spending too much time there during games. McKeon wanted them on the bench cheering teammates and scouting the hitters. Ex-manager Terry Fran- cona apparently never de- cided to lo that this season, a-very bad leadership deci-. sion if you ask me. How could Beckett respect poor Tito if Tito seemingly didn't respect his 'OWN position as Skipper of' the team? The team may be stuck with John Lackey with his big paycheck. After going 12- 12 with a 6.41 ERA, who wants him? .Meanwhile, Beckett did win 13 games with a 2.90 ERA, somebody still might want him at his high price tag but they've got to keep the clubhouse door locked up during games. Say good bye to Tim Wakefield. Nice to know you. It's been good. However, you are not worth a million or two just to break the Roger Clemens- Cy Young win mark. Without BecketL we can seemingly save Jon Lester and Clay Buchholtz and build a new starting rota- tion around those two. As Tomase writes, "Their first order of business should be removing the stink from the clubhouse ... It's why he's (Beckett) the guy who's got to go." DRIVERS: START UP TO $.41/MI. Home Weekly or Bi-Weekly. CDL-A 6 rues. 0TR Exp. Reg. Equipment you'll be proud to drive! (888) 247-4037 PRAYER IN HONOR OFST.LUCY O God, our Creator and redeemer, mercifully hear our prayers that as we venerate Thy servant, Saint Lucy, for the light of faith thou didst bestow upon her, Thou wouldst vouchsafe to increase and to preserve this same light in our souls, that we may be able to avoid evil, to do good and to abhor nothing so much as the Blindness and the darkness of evil and of sin. Relying on Thy goodness, O God, we humbly ask Thee, by the intersession of Thy servant, Saint Lucy that Thou wouldst give perfect vision to our eyes, that they may serve for Thy greater honor and glory, and for the salvation of our souls in this world, that we may come to the enjoyment of the unfailing light of the Lamb of God in paradise. Saint Lucy, Virgin and martyr, hear our prayers and obtain our petitions. I,-STAFF LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI11D4196DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING ANA MORALES VS. MARCO T MARENCO TO the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Mamage 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: Aria Morales, 362 Rindge Ave. Apt 5-C, Cambridge, MA 02140 your answer, if any, on or before November 25, 2011. If you fail to do so, the court will pro- ceed to the heering and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Reg- ister of this Court. WITNESS, Non. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: October 14, 2011 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 10/28/11 LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSEI-rS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. AP1209.-Cl, FY 12-14 TERM CAULKING/SEAL- ANT MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, ALL MASSPORT PROPERTIES, BOSTON, BEDFORD AND 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 30, 2011 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 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010. The work includes PROVISION OF LABOR, INCIDENTAL MATERIALS, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES TO MAKE CAULKING/SEALANT REPAIRS INCLUDING ASSOCIATED MASONRY AND CONCRETE REPAIRS AT ALL PROPERTIES UNDER CONTROL OF THE AUTHORITY AS REQUIRED FROM TIME TO TIME ON AN "AS NEEDED/ON CALL" BASIS, FOR A TIME PERIOD OF TWOYEARS.. Bid documents will be made available beginning TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of WATERPROOFING. The estimated contract cost is TWO HUNDRED FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($240,000.00). 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. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44J inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 ofhe 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 (o) cond!tioned 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 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 will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for'a combined single limit of ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00). 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. No filed sub-bids will be required for this contract. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division t, 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 cedification 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. MASSACHUSEFrs PORT AUTHORITY " DAVID S. MACKEY INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 10/28/11