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BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER i6, 2011 Page 15 News Briefs (Continued from Page I) the school superintendent, then, it was the mayor and now, it is the entire public school system. All the elected folks in Lawrence ought to be so ashamed of themselves. Lawrence is so bad, it makes Chelsea look like Newton. I'm only joking of course; Chelsea doesn't look anything like Newton. Who Can Win it All in 2012? The Republican herd is pretty weak this time around with only Mitt Rom- ney and Newt Gingrich ris- ing to the front of this long cattle drive. Personally, as bad as President Obama is there is a chance that he could sneak back into office for a second term where he could continue to make mat- ters worse for all of us. I had placed so much hope in Rick Perry but his cowboy hat keeps shrinking as the cam- paign drags on. He has made so many stupid mistakes that he is almost as irrel- evant as Cain. The smart- est guy running who has no chance of winning is former US Senator Rick Santorum, (R-PA). If the Democrats were smart, they would dump Vice President Joe Biden who only hurts the Demo- cratic ticket and convince Hillary Clinton to run with Obama in '12. Best thing for the Democrats would be to convince Obama to go home to Chicago and let Hillary run for president herself. A Romney-Clinton cam- paign battle would be a doozey, right? Legislation Taking State Backward on Prison Reform? According to Rev. George Walters-Sleyon, executive director of The Center for Church and Prison, legisla- tion up on Beacon Hill, S- 2054 would have a negative impact on prison reform. Among items not to his lik- ing is that the bill does not reduce the school zone from 1,000 feet to 100 feet. He said reducing the zone to only 500 feet would not do enough to offset the 'urban penalty' paid by city resi- dents and would only help the suburbs. He believes in order to move drug offenses away from protected areas, the zone needs to be really small. Excuse me, what the heck is he selling? A zone of 1,000 feet sounds a lot larger than it actually is. The bot- tom line is to keep drug pushers away from our school children, isn't it? Why feel sorry for urban drug pushers? Me thinks this minister has his priorities all mixed up, for heaven's sake. Romney Seems Stuck in Neutral Mitt Romney's presidential campaign seems to have been stuck in neutral for quite a while now. He's been at about 25 per- cent in the polls since early summer or whenever it was he kicked off the campaign. Some of his critics say he's been running since the half- way mark of his governor's term back around 2004. While many other candi- dates like Perry, Bachmann and Cain flew from bottom to top as the candidate du jour, Romney's electoral needle never moves. It is like he's skating along trying to stay under the radar. His strat- egy reminds me of Tom Brady playing out the clock for a close victory. A worse thought is he is campaign- ing like the Red Sox col- lapsed this past September. He could be snatching defeat from the hands of victory so to say. Newt Gingrich has been gaining on him and accord- ing to the latest poll just out December ist Newt has an 8 percent lead over Mitt who seems to be folding up the chair quickly. While Rom- ney keeps focused on Obama, he seems to have forgotten the need to win the nomination big time first. He lost his cool with the interviewer on Fox over a question on his alleged flip- flopping. If Romney can't stand the heat on a friendly network, what will happen when he makes it to MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC or anywhere else in the vast liberal conspiracy many conservatives see out there? Latest news out of the Romney Camp only seems to solidify the flip-flop charge. Weeks ago, Romney was against ending the payroll tax cut and now he's for it. Maybe, tomorrow, he'll change his mind again. Highly likely if you ask me. Meanwhile, the Cain Train has derailed and Gingrich is reaping that fallout. Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina are coming up quickly. Meanwhile, Obama Sits and Waits The problem with Republi- cans for '12 is that there are no first tier candidates run- ning for president. Romney and Gingrich are now certi- fied second tier candidates and the rest of the bunch are behind Door Number 3 as Monty Hall always yelled to contestants pressured to make a wise choice. Where are the first tier candidates? Hey, even Obama is only a second tier candidate. Democrats have the same problem too. Look at Joe Biden. a third tier candidate if ever i saw one just a heartbeat away from the Oval Office, This all scares me as the country remains in grave crisis without a leader with an oar to paddle. Chevy Volts Catching Fire General Motors said that the Chevrolet Volt would catch on fire with consum- ers but not with consumers inside them. Seems GM has a little problem with the electric motors ,going up in flames. Mom, apple pie, ice cream, Chevy and your local fire department, anyone? I wonder if fire engine red is the number one color for this baby. Big Papi Re-signs with Red Sox David Ortiz is no longer a free agent, re-signing with the Boston Red Sox for a re- ported one year, $14 million deal. It was the best thing for him and the team. At age 36, he wasn't worth a multi- year deal. Also, his perceived inability to be a team leader didn't add to his strength on this team, especially after the 7-20 September we had. Eventually, the Sox like most teams will go to a ro- tating D.H. At that time, all these aging sluggers will no longer be able to extend their careers like Orlando Cepeda did with the Sox in 1972 or as Hank Aaron did with the Brewers a little later when he left the Braves and returned to the City of Milwaukee. Francona Replaces Valentine on ESPN Next season Terry Fran- cona and Bobby Valentine have swapped jobs. Francona will become the new analyst for ESPN's Sunday Night LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI11D4755DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING JOCELYNE NOVEMBRE VS. MURAT NOVEMBRE To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. 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: Tiana Pavlidis Esq., 28A Waverley Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472 your answer, if any, on or before January 12, 2012. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudi- cation of this action, You are also required to file a copy ofyour answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WITNESS, Hon. PETER C. DiGANGI, First Justice of this Court. Date: November 29, 2011 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 12/16/11 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI11D4853DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING DAVID ACHEAMPONG VS, DAPHNE ELAINE FLORENCE To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. 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: David Acheampong, 26 Faulkner Street, #2, Malden, MA 02148 your answer, if any, on or before January 5, 2012. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing 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: November 30, 2011 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 12/16/1 f by Sal Giarratani Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Santa Sal. games and will be joining Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser in the broadcast booth. We can only hope he is a better game analyst than he was a manager this past season. Santo Enters Hall But El Tiante Still Outside Nothing against Ron Santo, a great third baseman for the Chicago Cubs back when I was growing up and it was about time the Veter- ans Committee voted him to Cooperstown recently. Others who failed entry into the Hall like Jim Kant, Gil Hodges, Minnie Minoso and Luis Tiarlt also deserved to be voted in too. When I think of Luis Tiant, I think Hall of Famer. Tiant, 71, will not be eli- gible again for three years. Tiant played for the Sox from 1971-78, winning 122 games. He was 229-172 overdll with a 3.30 ERA over 19 seasons with 6 teams. It is a crying shame he isn't already in the Hall of Fame. Happy Birthday ... And a Merry Christmas to former Red Sox player Jose Tartabull. As a member of the Impossible Dream team, there is one throw from the outfield we baby boomers will never forget. By the way, Jose just celebrated his 73rd birthday earlier this month. Those Kardiac Kids just keep getting older but older is al- ways better than not getting older. LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. AP1213-C1, FY 12-14 OVERHEAD DOOR REPAIRS TERM CONTRACT, 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, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012 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, JANUARY 3, 2012. The work includes: PROVISIONS OF LABOR, INCIDENTAL MATERIALS, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES TO REPAIR AND MAINTAIN OVERHEAD DOOR SYSTEMS ON AN AS-NEEDED BASIS OVER A TWO (2)-YEAR PERIOD AT ALL MASSACHUSE'I'rS PORT AUTHORITY AVIATION AND NON-AVIATION FACILITIES LOCATED AT BOSTON, BEDFORD and WORCESTER, MASSACHUSE'n's. Bid documents will be made available beginning TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011. 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 DOORS and WINDOWS. The estimated contract cost is FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($500,000). 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 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 beeh 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 ($10,000,000.00). 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 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 ~pecification~ 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 certification 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. MASSACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY DAVID S. MACKEY INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 12/16/11 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. VISIT WWW.BOSTONPOSTGAZETTE.COM For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZED-E, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETTE, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices t ~J i 1l i .