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Page14 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 6, 2015 AARP Massachusetts Fraud Watch LEGAL NOTICE Hosted by WBZ NewsRadio's Jordan Rich AARP Massachusetts is hosting its first "Scam dam" on Saturday, November 74 from 9:30-11:30 am at Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Avenue, Boston. This free event will raise awareness about common seams and fraud in Massachusetts, and teach consumers how to best protect themselves against identity theft and various other scam attempts. Representatives from the Massachusetts Attorney General's office, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Af- fairs, the FBI, and the Postal Inspection Service will dis- cuss the latest scams and tips on how to spot and avoid them. The panel discussion, hosted by Jordan Rich of WBZ NewsRadio will cover online, telephone, and in-person iden- tity theft, credit card fraud, and scams. This event is free and an audience of 300 attendees is expected. According to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 37,422 Massachusetts residents reported being scammed last year. So-called "imposter scams" -- in which scammers pose as IRS agents, and more -- topped the list of consumer complaints. Age-wise, those in their 50s filed the most complaints -- about one in five -- while 18 per- cent of complaints were made by those in both their 40s and 60s. People age 70 and older filed 10 percent of com- plaints. Massachusetts saw 5,116 complaints of identity theft from victims in 2014, the majority {43 percent} stemming from government documents or benefits fraud. The second most common ID theft complaint concerned credit card fraud. For more info and resources online, visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www. aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork or call 877-908-3360. MASSACHUSE'I-FS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. AP1603-C1, FY2016-2018 TERM MECHANICAL CONTRACT, ALL MASSPORT FACILmES, BOSTON, BEDFORD, WORCESTER, BRAINTREE, WOBURN, PEABODY, AND FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETrS, 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, DECEMBER, 16, 2015, immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. Sealed filed sub-bids for the same contract will be received at the same office until 11:00 A,M. local time on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015, immediately after which, in a designated room, the filed sub-bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT, LOGAN OFFICE CENTER, ONE HARBORSIDE DRIVE, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS AT 10:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015. The work includes PROVISION OF LABOR, MATERIALS, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES TO REMOVE, RELOCATE AND INSTALL MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING COMPONENTS AT ALL MASSPORT PROPERTIES, ON AN AS NEEDED/ON CALL BASIS.THE DURATION FOR THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE FOR A TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTH PERIOD EFFECTIVE UPON THE NOTICE TO PROCEED. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015. 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. 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 Assessment Management and Maintenance and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of HVAC. The estimated contract cost is ONE MILLION, SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,700,000.00). In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract, filed Sub-bidders must submit with their bid a current Sub-bidder Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and a Sub-bidder Update Statement. The filed Sub-bidder must be certified in the sub-bid category of work for which the Sub-bidder is submitting a bid proposal. Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44H 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 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 Authodty, (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 bend, 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 TEN MILLION DOLLARS ($10,000,000). 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. Filed sub-bids will be required and taken on the following classes of work: PLUMBING $425,000.00 The Authority reserves the right to reject any sub-bid of any sub-trade where permitted by Section 44E of the above-referenced General Laws. The right is also reserved to waive any informality in or to reject any or all proposals and General Bids. 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 I, 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 pdor to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds St0,000. 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 reseNed to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 11/6/2015 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI15P5725EA Estate of ALICE MARIE GREENE Date of Death February 2, 2007 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Jacqueline E. Greene of Columbus, OH. Jacqueline E. Greene of Columbus, OH has been informally appointed as the Personal Rep- resentative 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 Probate Cede without supervision by the Court. Inven- tory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are en- titled 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 proceed- ings and to obtain orders terminating or restrict- ing the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date 11/6/15 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. MI15P5717EA Estate of ROBERT MC COMBS Date of Death November 10, 2012 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Ethel Boyd of Sharon, SC. Ethel Boyd of Sharon, SC has been infor- mally appointed as the Personal Representa- tive 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 Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inven- tory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are en- titled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and san 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 proceed- ings and to obtain orders terminating or restrict- ing the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Wilt, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date 11/6/15 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Suffolk Division 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 788-6300 Docket No. SU15P2461EA Estate of FRANCIS A. GILLESPIE Also Known As FRANCIS ANTHONY GILLESPIE Date of Death August 30, 2015 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Robert Nee of Provincetown, MA, a Will has been admitted to informal probate. Robert Nee of Provincetown, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Represen- tative 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 Probate Cede without supervision by the Court. Inven- tory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are en- titled 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 proceed- ings and to obtain orders terminating or restrict- ing the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 11/6/15 Stage Noir Comes to Hartford REVIEW: REAR WINDOW Hal (Kevin Bacon), Thorwald (Robert Stanton) and Mrs. Thorwald (Melinda Page Hamilton) Rear Window, now playing a sold out run at the Hartford Stage, is not an adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock movie. This version has been adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin from the original story by Cornell Woolrich. The leading character, Hal Jeffries, played by Kevin Bacon, is much darker than the one in the movie. He is an alco- holic who is dealing with many demons that at times lend a dreamlike quality to the play. I doubt there are many of you who do not know the story, so I will not go into detail other than to describe some of the differ- ences. Instead of a beautiful girl- friend, Hal has Sam, a hand- some young African-American man who met Jeffries in a bar (though Hal claims not to re- member the meeting.) The ho- micide detective is now Lt. Boyne, a homophobic racist who immediately has it in for Sam. The back and forth between the two is not pleasant to watch. Robert Stanton does a marvel- ous job of playing Thorwald, the man Hal believes has murdered his wife. He is a mflquetoast guy married to an alcoholic woman in a relationship that has no chance of improving. The actors in this production are all great. There is no doubt it sold out before its first perfor- mance because of Kevin Bacon. But it is unfair to say this is a hit because of the big name on the marquee. Yes, Mr. Bacon is fantastic in the role, hobbling about on crutches, maneuver- ing around his fiat in a wheel- chair, and deducing that a crime has been committed all while he is either drunk or hung-over. The sexual tension between Hal and Sam is also slightly ambiva- lent, as Jeffries has dreams of his former wife whom he con- fuses with the murdered Mrs. Thorwald. But there is no doubt where his desires truly lie. The script by Keith Reddin, direction by Darko Tresnjak, and the amazing sets all stand on their own as reasons to see Rear Window. The Hartford has made Film Noir into Stage Noir, and the darkness and sultry moods play as well live as they do on the big screen. Seeing a mystery while already knowing the outcome, or at least think- ing I did, is something I thought would spoil the whole story. But midway through I was not sure Sam (McKinley Belcher III) and Hal (Kevin Bacon). I was going to see the same end- ing as in the movie. This had me moving more to the edge of my seat as the story progressed. Now to the sets. I have been very impressed in the past by the extraordinary job the team at the Hartford Stage has done, but in this case they have far surpassed even their own high standards. Alexander Dodge has designed a stage that in just a couple of seconds transforms from Jeffries living room to a view into the courtyard where he can see into the windows of his neighbors. Walls appear and disappear, rooms spin around so they can be seen into, and then are neatly tucked back into place. It is just amazing to see. Lighting by York Kennedy and sound by Jane Shaw add so much to the mood of that hot August night in 1947 that I wanted to put my face in front of the one fan in Hal's apartment to cool myself off. The sound and lights of the train passing outside the window add to the feel of living in a New York City tenement in the days before air conditioning was a household item. Looking at the side of the building with the occupants searching for ways to cool offre- minded me of the George Bellows' painting Cliff Dwellers. My readers who are fight fans will appreciate how this story fits so well on a stage just as boxing is perfect for the television screen. This run is sold out and I don't know if it will move on to another theater or have any performances added at the Hart- ford. I would urge my readers to sign up for to the Hartford Stage mailing list in order to have a chance at any tickets that become available. Rear Window. Playing at The Hartford Stage through November 15th. For further details visit www.hartfordstage.org or call 860-527-5151.