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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama shared a somber moment at the Interfaith and Healing Service last Thursday at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. (Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office)
Tsarnaev brother charged in deadly Marathon bombing Howard Manly U.S. prosecutors charged the seriously wounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with carrying out one of the Boston Marathon bombings that ultimately left three people dead and more than 200 wounded, including a Transit police officer still clinging for life. In a criminal complaint filed Monday in Boston federal court, prosecutors alleged that Tsarnaev, 19, detonated a weapon of mass destruction, and used an explosive to maliciously destroy property. The charges carry a possible death sentence if he is convicted. A federal magistrate went to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where Tsarnaev
is being treated for injuries to his head, neck, leg and hand that have left him unable to speak. With the exception of saying “no” when asked if he could afford an attorney, Tsarnaev has communicated with his interrogators in writing. Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan, 26, was the other bomber, according to U.S. authorities, and was killed during last week’s shootout with police. The brothers, ethnic Chechens from Russia, had been living in the U.S. for about a decade. The indictment doesn’t include some of the state-level offenses for which Tsarnaev is a suspect, including the murder of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer and the wounding of
another officer during a shootout. The Middlesex County Attorney General’s Office would handle a possible murder indictment. The FBI affidavit cites video footage and photographs and gives the most complete official description yet of what happened in the bombings. The video and photos show the two brothers carrying backpacks as they walk onto Boylston Street, the scene of the bombings, about 11 minutes before the first blast occurs at 2:49 p.m., the affidavit said. At about 2:42 p.m., Tamerlan Tsarnaev, accused of planting the bomb that caused the first blast nearest the finish line, left his Tsarnaev, continued to page 6
The attack on the Boston Marathon blew away the city’s traditional personal reserve and revealed the full measure of “Boston Strong.” With little regard for their own safety, people ran toward the blasts to provide comfort and first aid to those who were injured. Angered by the attempted desecration of Boston’s historic dual holiday, Patriots’ Day and the 117year-old marathon, every citizen became determined to assist in the capture of the terrorists. Gov. Deval Patrick emerged as an extraordinary battlefield commander. His inspiring words during the religious service in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross reminded Bostonians that “Massachusetts invented America.” Patrick’s speech and his demeanor strengthened the resolve of citizens to apprehend those who slayed four innocents and injured more than 170 people. In an unprecedented demonstration of public support, people submitted to law officials hundreds of photos taken at the finish line area in an effort to identify the terrorists. This strategy worked. In short order the Tsarnaev brothers were identified as suspects when their photos were published. They went quickly from successful bombers to the nation’s most wanted fugitives.
After a shootout in Cambridge near MIT, the brothers drove to Watertown, where one was fatally injured and the surviving brother went undercover. To facilitate police work, Gov. Patrick requested citizens in Greater Boston to stay home from work and he asked that non-essential businesses stay closed. With an exceptional display of “Boston Strong” cooperation, the Boston area looked like a ghost town last Friday. Even though Patrick had no legal authority to require such a response, Bostonians were not at all intimidated by the threat of danger; they were cooperating with law enforcement. Soon after the lockdown was lifted late o n F r i d a y, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested. He is now recuperating at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and will face American justice. Bostonians were jubilant over the rapid and efficient response of law enforcement agencies. Of course people were also aware that the “Boston Strong” attitude played a major role. How much greater Boston can become if we learn from these horrendous Patriots’ Day events that we are really very much concerned about one another. Let us work together in the spirit of 8-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester, who died in the marathon blast. His saintly entreaty in a sign he made for school is that there be “no more hurting people.”
The attack on the Boston Marathon blew away the city’s traditional personal reserve and revealed the full measure of “Boston Strong.”
Democratic Senate candidates courting communities of color Yawu Miller With less than a week to go before the Democratic primary in the special election to fill the US Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, the campaigns of congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch are working to pull votes in Boston’s black community, with campaign offices open and staff and volunteers hitting the pavement. Both campaigns have a dedicated paid staffer in charge of pulling votes in the state’s black,
Latino and Asian communities. “For the Markey Campaign, the black community is a priority,” said campaign spokesman Andrew Zimmerman. The Markey campaign hired David Brade as political coordinator and Hodari Cail as director of African American outreach. Lynch hired Jerome Frazier as state-wide multicultural coordinator. “I feel like Lynch has a handle on the pressing issues we experience in urban communities,” FraCandidates, continued to page 19
On Boylston Street just in front of the Boston Public Library, Lt. Detective Darrin Greeley (right) of the Boston Police Department’s Crime Scene Response Unit (CSRU) gave Mayor Thomas Menino the flag that flew over the finish line at the Boston Marathon after an FBI official handed it over, symbolically releasing jurisdiction over to the city of Boston, on Monday. (Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office)
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Barack Obama: ‘… Boston refused to be intimidated’
Gov. Deval Patrick visited the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center last Wednesday, April 17, to support and pay respect to the staff, families and victims of Monday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon. (Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office)
President Obama spoke during “Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service” at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston last Thursday. (Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office) Excerpt from President Barack Obama’s statement on Friday, April 19, shortly after the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tonight our nation is in debt to the people of Boston and the people of Massachusetts. After a vicious attack on their city, Bostonians responded with resolve and determination. They did their part as citizens and partners in
this investigation. We also send our prayers to the Collier family, who grieve the loss of their son and brother, Sean. “He was born to be a police officer,” said his chief at MIT. He was just 26 years old. And as his family has said, he died bravely in the line of duty, doing what he committed his life to doing — serving and protecting others. So we’re grateful to him.
Obviously, tonight there are still many unanswered questions. Among them, why did young men who grew up and studied here, as part of our communities and our country, resort to such violence? How did they plan and carry out these attacks, and did they receive any help? The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers. The wounded, some of whom now have to learn how to
stand and walk and live again, deserve answers. And so I’ve instructed the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security and our intelligence community to continue to deploy all the necessary resources to support the investigation, to collect intelligence, and to protect our citizens. We will determine what happened. We will investigate any associations that these terrorists may have had. And we’ll continue to do whatever we have to do to keep our people safe. One thing we do know is that whatever hateful agenda drove these men to such heinous acts will not — cannot — prevail. Whatever they thought they could ultimately achieve, they’ve already
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failed. They failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated. They failed because, as Americans, we refused to be terrorized. They failed because we will not waver from the character and the compassion and the values that define us as a country. Nor will we break the bonds that hold us together as Americans. That American spirit includes staying true to the unity and diversity that makes us strong — like no other nation in the world. In this age of instant reporting and tweets and blogs, there’s a temptation to latch on to any bit of information, sometimes to jump to conclusions. But when a tragedy like this happens, with public safety at risk and the stakes so high, it’s important that we do this right. That’s why we have investigations. That’s why we relentlessly gather the facts. That’s why we have courts. And that’s why we take care not to rush to judgment — not about the motivations of these individuals; certainly not about entire groups of people. After all, one of the things that makes America the greatest nation on Earth, but also, one of the things that makes Boston such a great city, is that we welcome people from all around the world — people of every faith, every ethnicity, from every corner of the globe. So as we continue to learn more about why and how this tragedy happened, let’s make sure that we sustain that spirit. Tonight we think of all the wounded, still struggling to recover. Certainly we think of Krystle Campbell. We think of Lingzi Lu. And we think of little Martin Richard. Their lives reflected all the diversity and beauty of our country, and they were sharing the great American experience together. Finally, let me say that even as so much attention has been focused on the tragic events in Boston, understandably, we’ve also seen a tight-knit community in Texas devastated by a terrible explosion. And I want them to know that they are not forgotten. Our thoughts, our prayers are with the people of West, Texas, where so many good people lost their lives; some lost their homes; many are injured; many are still missing. All in all, this has been a tough week. But we’ve seen the character of our country once more. And as President, I’m confident that we have the courage and the resilience and the spirit to overcome these challenges — and to go forward, as one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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Gov. Patrick: ‘… darkness cannot drive out darkness’ Excerpted from Gov. Deval Patrick’s speech at the Interfaith Memorial Service last Thursday morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston’s South End. In my faith tradition, scripture teaches: “In every thing give thanks.” (I Thessalonians 5:18) That isn’t always easy to do. On
Monday afternoon, I wasn’t feeling it. What I felt, what so many of us felt then, was shock and confusion and anger. But the nature of faith, I think, is learning to return to the lessons even when they don’t make sense, when they defy logic. And as I returned to those lessons this week, I found a few things to be thankful for.
I’m thankful for the firefighters and police officers and EMTs who ran towards the blasts, not knowing whether the attack was over — and the volunteers and other civilians who ran to help right along side them. I’m thankful for the medical professionals — from the doctors and trauma nurses to the house-
Gov. Deval Patrick speaks during “Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service” at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston’s South End last Thursday. (Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office)
keeping staff, to the surgeon who finished the marathon and kept on running to his operating room — all of whom performed at their very best. I’m thankful for the agents from the FBI and the ATF, for the officers from the State Police and Boston PD, for the soldiers from the National Guard and all the other law enforcement personnel who both restored order and started the methodical work of piecing together what happened and who’s responsible. I’m thankful for Mayor Menino, who started Monday morning frustrated he couldn’t be at the finish line this time, as he always is, and then late that afternoon checked himself out of the hospital to help his city, our city, face down this tragedy. I’m thankful for those who have given blood to the hospitals, money to the One Fund, and prayers and messages of consolation and encouragement from all over the world. I’m thankful for the presence and steadfast support of the President and the First Lady, our former governors, the civic and political leaders who are here today, and for the many, many faith leaders who have ministered to us today and in the days since Monday. I’m thankful for the lives of Krystle and Lingzi and little Martin, and for the lives of the families who survive them, and for the lives of all the people hurt but who still woke up today with the hope of tomorrow. And I am thankful, maybe most especially, for the countless numbers of people in this proud city and this storied Commonwealth who, in the aftermath of such senseless violence, let their
first instinct be kindness. In a dark hour, so many of you showed so many of us that “darkness cannot drive out darkness,” as Dr. (Martin Luther) King said. “Only light can do that.” How very strange that the cowardice unleashed on us should come on Marathon day, on Patriots’ Day, a day that marks both the unofficial end of our long winter hibernation and the first battle of the American Revolution. And just as we are taught at times like this not to lose touch with our spiritual faith, let us also not lose touch with our civic faith. Massachusetts invented America. And America is not organized the way countries are usually organized. We are not organized around a common language or religion or even culture. We are organized around a handful of civic ideals. And we have defined those ideals, through time and through struggle, as equality, opportunity, freedom and fair play. An attack on a civic ritual like the Marathon, especially on Patriots’ Day, is an attack on those values. And just as we cannot permit darkness and hate to triumph over our spiritual faith, so we must not permit darkness and hate to triumph over our civic faith. That cannot happen. And it will not. So, we will recover and repair. We will grieve our losses and heal. We will rise, and we will endure. We will have accountability, without vengeance. Vigilance, without fear. And we will remember, I hope and pray, long after the buzz of Boylston Street is back and the media has turned its attention elsewhere, that the grace this tragedy exposed is the best of who we are.
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Alarm bells toll for U.S. higher education This is the time of year when high school seniors anxiously await notification from their college applications. Just as important as an invitation to join the next freshman class is an adequate commitment from the college’s finance office. According to a recent study by Bain & Company, a local consulting group, the new student would also be well-advised to review the financial statement of the college of his choice. An analysis of 1,700 colleges and universities in the U.S. found that about one-third could not stay on their present financial path and survive. Most colleges require a four-year curriculum to obtain a bachelor’s degree. It would be educationally detrimental for a college to close before its students have graduated. Small New England colleges seem like bastions of financial solvency, but the Bain study has identified several local colleges that suffered deficits in the last five years. The Boston Globe report of the study lists Gordon College, Pine Manor College, Regis College, Simmons College, Wheaton College and Wheelock College in that category. Well-endowed colleges can usually sustain a bad year or two by paying for the deficit from funds contributed to the school, but that strategy cannot last forever. The problem is that college managements have allowed their operating expenses to exceed their revenues. For most colleges, the major source of revenue is the student tuition funds. The cost of higher education is already beyond the reach of most families. The market can no longer stand the annual increases in tuition costs. In order to attract desirable students, colleges have been forced to grant discounts from tuition in the form of scholarships. Student loans make up the difference. The size of the student loan portfolio has soared, now being greater than the aggregate owed for credit card
debt. That source of revenue is becoming more of a problem. Now that the cost of an education at private colleges has so increased, applications to state universities have grown, but they are no longer the bargain that they once were. When states found it diffi cult to sustain their fi nancing of higher education, they induced the federal government to step in and provide financial support. However, with a substantial federal deficit, the government has been forced to cut those funds. The price of public higher education rose as a result. American higher education was always the envy of the world. What went wrong? One factor is the growth of the institution. In 1940, only about 5 percent of American adults earned a bachelor’s degree. Now that number is closer to 30 percent. There has been considerable pressure on non-profit colleges to be able to accommodate the growth in demand. Forprofit schools emerged and they now educate 10 percent of the students, but they are getting 25 percent of the federal aid. There must be tighter controls to eliminate this disparity. Another approach that is already underway is to improve the quality of the nation’s high schools so that college is really “higher education” and less remediation for what was not taught at the high school level. One fact is clear, and President Obama has stressed it continually: Extensive education for Americans is essential if the nation is to retain a leadership role in global business development. And it is essential if citizens are to pursue the American Dream. It is critical to establish policies to retain and develop institutions of higher learning in order to provide the opportunities for the nation’s youth to attain through their effort the often elusive American Dream.
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LETTERSto the Editor Where needs, hard work and opportunity meet For the last 20 years, Mayor Thomas Menino has led this city. During his tenure as Mayor, the city of Boston has prospered in many ways. His decision to not seek re-election presents an opportunity in civic engagement and social justice for the communities and residents who are disproportionately affected by social ills and a lack of opportunities for those that care and work to create change. Polling numbers show that much of Mayor Menino’s electoral success was due to the large support from communities like Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and East Boston. These communities, when studied by the Boston Foundation or the Boston Public Health Commission or the Urban League of Massachusetts, show that issues of rates of violence, low household median income, poor health care, home and business ownership and education all seem to worsen. Progress has been made in these areas, but there is still much to do. The discussions this summer that occur on porches, bus stops, grocery stores or outside your church about the direction our city goes should be more about the
“what” they will do to shape policy and less about “who” they are. Personally, I would like to hear a plan that continues Mayor Menino’s work to make sure each and every school offers a quality education to every child, especially special need students and English language learners. I would like to hear a plan that funds extended learning day programming in each neighborhood for the thousands of children of working parents. Let me be clear, I will support a candidate with a plan they can detail, not a candidate that says s/he has a plan. I will support a candidate that will work with elected and appointed officials, activists, clergy, non-profit leaders, advocates and businesses to develop strategies that work for all neighborhoods. I will support a candidate that not only retains
Boston’s best minds and talents but creates a pipeline of leadership from our communities while also attracting talent from across the country. I will work to engage residents and facilitate these conversations in the neighborhoods I live in and represent as well as the entire city of Boston. I will support and work with a candidate not because of the color of their skin, the neighborhood they come from or what ethnic background they possess. The candidate I support and work with will be the one who shows that they already have done some of this work and [are] committed to continuing it in our neighborhoods. Carlos Henriquez State Representative, 5th Suffolk District (Dorchester/Roxbury)
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Officials right to damp down Muslim terrorism fear in Boston Marathon bombing Earl Ofari Hutchinson President Obama’s first official statement on the Boston Marathon bombing couldn’t have been plainer on this point: “We still do not know who did this or why. And people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts.” Yet all it took was an isolated and report that Boston Police were questioning a young Saudi national to set off the standard finger-pointing at Muslim terrorists. The Saudi national, as it turned out, is here on a legal visa and had no criminal record. But that didn’t stop some Muslim advocacy groups from quickly issuing statements condemning the attack as “cowardly.” This was both defense and precaution, one that Muslim groups feel is mandatory given the predictable speculation that they are the culprits in any terrorist attack. The good thing is that government officials and many in the media have learned to pause, take a breath and wait until more is known about why an attack happened, and who the likely perpetrator(s) are. This spares officials and the media the ultimate embarrassment of pointing fingers in the wrong direction. Four years after the Ft. Hood, Texas, bloodbath, Obama applied the wait-and-see approach in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. The pack of rightist bloggers and talk radio chatterers jumped all over the shooting of several military personnel at the military base and fanned anti-Muslim passions. It didn’t take much to get the hate juices flowing. A legion of writers on web sites spewed the ritual anti-Muslim slurs, profanities and insults at the alleged shooter Major Nidal Hasan and, by extension, all Muslims. Obama quickly cautioned the public not to rush to judgment about that shooting and the shooter. Obama took a page from Presidents Clinand Bush’s playbooks when The good thing is that ton’s mob hysteria was building after the government officials bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building in 1996 and the and many in the media have learned to 9/11 attacks. Clinton and Bush cautioned the public not to blame pause, take a breath Muslims for the attacks. and wait until more The Oklahoma City bombing was the handiwork of Timois known about why thy McVeigh, a loose screw, redan attack happened, blooded American fanatic. The and who the likely 9/11 attackers were mostly Saudi perpetrator(s) are. nationals. Yet, that still didn’t stop the murmurs, finger-pointing and bashing of all Muslims. That’s no surprise. American Muslims have been the repeated targets of verbal digs, physical assaults and profiling. They are just too inviting a scapegoat for the fears and frustrations many Americans have had over two failed and flawed wars, a stagnant Middle East peace process and the increasing presence of Muslims in their neighborhoods, schools and work places, especially when wearing Muslim attire. Beyond the need for caution and just plain good sense in making official pronouncements on who committed a heinous act of violence and the motive behind it, there’s also the reality that much of the recent mass violence in the country has nothing to do with alleged crazed, vengeful Muslim terrorists. It’s been homegrown and the perpetrators have been young, loose-screwed gun nuts. Or they have been rightwing, racist loons that have a beef against a judge or a federal official. This has awoken millions of Americans to the grim reality that mass terror can be inflicted just as easily by the withdrawn, delusional kid next door as a foreigner sneaking into the country bent on mayhem and murder. This also should not surprise us when we consider that the U.S. has poured a king’s ransom during the past decade into foreign and homeland security, surveillance, monitoring and arrests, and detention of countless individuals with known or suspected terrorist group connections. Government officials periodically note with pride that the money is not a total waste, since there have been no known successful terrorist attacks that could be positively traced back to a Muslim terror group since 9/11 on U.S. soil. But this doesn’t mean that an attack couldn’t happen despite mountainous spending to stop it and world-class, stateof-the-art security measures. The Boston Marathon bombing could be — as some officials cautiously said — the work of a foreign or a domestic terror group, or a lone terrorist, or a crackpot. This much is known. Police and government officials don’t know anything yet. And they have been wise not to do or say anything that will fan anti-Muslim hysteria. And that’s a very good thing. Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst.
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‘... Not here in Boston’ In his speech last Thursday at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, President Barack Obama talked about Boston as an iconic city and how the bombings were personal to him and his wife Michelle, both of whom studied at nearby Harvard Law School. At the time of the speech, no arrests had been made. But Obama was clear that the bombers had failed. “If they sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us, to shake us from the values that make us who we are as Americans, well, it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it,” Obama said. “Not here in Boston. Not here in Boston.”
INthe news David Barboza Boston University alum and New York Times correspondent David Barboza received the 2013 Pulitzer for international reporting for stories exposing corruption at high levels of the Chinese government, including billions in secret wealth owned by relatives of the prime minister. Barboza has been based in Shanghai, China, since November 2004. Barboza writes primarily for the business section, but also writes often for the culture section about art, film, television and dance in China. In addition, Barboza reports on Fortune 500 companies operating in China, Chinese trends and economics. Barboza was a freelance writer and a research assistant for The New York Times before being hired in 1997 as a staff writer. For five years, he was the Midwest business correspondent based in Chicago. Since 2008, he has served as the paper’s Shanghai bureau chief. Barboza won two awards in The
Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) 2007 Best in Business Journalism Contest: one for a New York Times article, “A Chinese Reformer Betrays His Cause, and Pays.”
Barboza graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in history and attended Yale University Graduate School. He lives in Shanghai with his wife, Lynn Zhang.
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Mayor Thomas Menino paused for a moment of reflection during an interfaith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston last Thursday. (Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office)
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brother and was seen carrying the backpack that investigators believe contained the first bomb, according to the affidavit. Three minutes later, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev walked toward the Forum restaurant and left a backpack on the ground, according to video surveillance cited in the affidavit. About 30 seconds before the first bomb exploded, video footage shows him looking at his cellphone and then lifting the phone to his ear as if to speak, the FBI affidavit said. A few seconds after his apparent call, the first explosion a block
away drew the crowd’s attention, but Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “virtually alone among the individuals in front of the restaurant, appears calm,” the affidavit said. He glanced toward the blast and then walked in the other direction rapidly but calmly, the FBI affidavit said. Ten seconds later, the second blast occurred, and evidence shows the backpack Dzhokar Tsarnaev left behind in front of the Forum restaurant is the only thing that could have caused the second blast, the FBI affidavit said. The marathon bombs, the affidavit stated, were “low-grade explosives that were housed in pressure cookers,” and packed with BBs, nails and green-colored hobby fuse.
The FBI affidavit also provides details of the chaotic getaway attempt the brothers made late Thursday and early Friday morning, which included what authorities said was an ambush that killed a police officer, a carjacking and then a shootout. The affidavit said that during the carjacking around midnight Thursday night, one of the brothers pointed a gun at the victim and said: “Did you hear about the Boston explosion?” and then added: “I did that ... I am serious.” The FBI said video surveillance tape from a gas station where the suspects forced the carjacking victim to withdraw cash from an automatic teller machine shows two men who look like the accused brothers.
The victim told police that, inside the car, the brothers declared “that they were the Boston Marathon bombers and would not kill him because he wasn’t American,” according to a report by the Cambridge Police Department. The victim was described as an Asian American male. After the shootout, police found homemade bombs that appeared to be of the same design and materials as the ones used to attack the marathon, the FBI said. At least one was a pressure cooker that contained BBs and nails, the affidavit said. When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was finally apprehended hiding inside a boat in a yard Friday night, he had gunshot wounds to his head, neck, legs and hand, the affidavit said. When agents searched his room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, they found, among other things, “a large pyrotechnic, a black jacket and a white hat of the same general appearance as those worn” by the bomber identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at the Boston Marathon, according to the court papers. The White House on Monday defended the decision to try Tsarnaev through regular civilian courts rather than as an enemy combatant as some lawmakers had suggested. “We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. The charges were filed just hours before a memorial service for one of the three people killed in the bombings, 23-year-old Boston University graduate student Lu Lingzi from Shenyang, China, was held at the school and attended by hundreds of people,
including Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. The next step in the legal process against Tsarnaev is likely to be an indictment, in which federal prosecutors could add new charges. After Tsarnaev is indicted in the bombing, he will have an arraignment in federal court, when he will be asked to enter a plea. Under federal law, as a defendant charged with a crime that carries a potential death penalty,
“We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice.” — Jay Carney, White House press secretary he is entitled to at least one lawyer who is knowledgeable about the law in capital cases. Federal Public Defender Miriam Conrad, whose office has been asked to represent Tsarnaev, filed a motion Monday asking that two death penalty lawyers be appointed to represent Tsarnaev, “given the magnitude of this case.” A probable cause hearing — at which prosecutors will spell out the basics of their case — was set for May 30. Material from the Associated Press, Boston Globe and other published reports contributed to this article.
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An Open Letter From Communities United Political Action Committee Endorses State Representative Nick Collins For Senate April 21, 2013 Dear Residents of the community of color and beyond. Now is an exciting political time for Boston. New challenges are emerging. Old problems still need addressing. The Black, Latino and Asian communities are coming together in ways that can tangibly benefit all of the city of Boston and move us forward. We represent an organization called Communities United Political Action Committee. The organization was created to give communities of color more of a voice in determining the economic and political direction of the city. For too long, the communities of color have sat on the sidelines, while others prospered or benefited from Boston’s growth and felt safe in their neighborhoods without fear of violence on their street. Our goal is simple: Give the communities of color real input in determining our destiny and the future of the city. With this in mind, we created a process to evaluate and support political candidates who can best represent our communities. Using an Urban Agenda created by the Boston Leadership Forum and the New Democracy Coalition, a non-profit organization based at UMass Boston and the Massachusetts State Democratic State committee, we have created a process to communicate to candidates what issues need to be addressed in our communities. Our first focus has been of the open State Senate seat election that will be held on Tuesday, April 30. 2013. This district is comprised of the Dorchester, South Boston, Hyde Park and Mattapan neighborhoods. Tens of thousands of people of color live in the district. In this election we support Nick Collins for the State Senate. We urge you to vote for Nick Collins because he is poised to lead on the very issues that impact us. On the issue of public safety, Nick Collins took action and the result is a citywide day-time drug unit in the police department. When it comes to caring for our elderly, Nick Collins took action and the result is more money for senior protective services and home care programs. On education and our youth, Nick Collins took action and the result is that Up Academy, a new school serving the 1st Suffolk District, is sending almost 50 students to our exam schools. Nick also secured new money for a youth development and leadership program in cooperation with the community health center. And his record does not stop here.
He has co-sponsored funding for job training programs at St. Mary’s Women & Children Center in Dorchester. Nick was a lead advocate of CHINS (Child In Need of Services) reform in a way that keeps families together and children out of the criminal justice system. He fought to keep the Mason Pool in Roxbury open. He has joined members of the Black and Latino Caucus in sponsoring funding for Shannon Grants, which have been proven to reduce gang violence in our city. Finally, he has sponsored funding for the Youth-at-Risk Program which reduces juvenile delinquency by providing job opportunities for teens in high risk areas. Representative Linda Dorcena Forry is also running in this race. As a person of color who has a long record as a legislator, Forry would seem likely to get our endorsement. But she has been wrong on critical issues that would affect our community. Her legislative record has produced little original legislation of substance. She voted against Governor Patrick’s crime bill that would have directed more anti- crime resources to the neighborhoods most directly impacted by violence and gangs. Rep. Forry inexplicably voted NO on a legislative resolution that would keep ‘God’ in the Pledge of Allegiance. Her answers to our questions during the endorsement interview led us to believe that she did not have an agenda that addressed the real issues of our community. Her plan for promoting economic opportunity was limited to small businesses. The communities of color including Black, Latino and Asian voters will have a huge impact on who wins this senate seat. But, we have to vote. We encourage you to get involved in this special election. Volunteer and vote for Nick Collins for State Senate. We need a State Senator who takes action and delivers. We need a senator who understands the issues that affect the quality of life across the district.
Nick Collins is a refreshing elected leader for communities of color. We urge you to vote for Nick Collins for State Senate on April 30th. William Celester Chair/President Community United Political Action Committee
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“I’m a survivor and a thriver.” Mirza Lugardo is a PhD student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Antioch University New England (AUNE) who, at age 12, fled an abusive stepfather in Puerto Rico. Nothing has come easy for her. “I feel like I have to work harder and continue to prove myself because I’m a petite woman that speaks with an accent and I am a Puerto Rican.” But AUNE has given Mirza, who lives in central Massachusetts and directs a hospital program for mentally ill children, the support and flexibility she needs to juggle school, work and family. She also received an American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship. Scholarships like this help reflect AUNE’s commitment to social and economic justice. “They teach social justice in every course here, and I’m very, very happy about that,” Mirza said. “AUNE probably saw something in me, and I am grateful.”
Dedicated to Justice, Sustainability and Stewardship AUNE’s commitment to social and economic justice, and to sustainability and ecological stewardship, shines through its programs: • AUNE’s Multicultural Center for Research and Practice, established 13 years ago, focuses on culturally diverse and immigrant youth, adults and families. Dr. Gargi Roysircar, the professor of clinical psychology who founded the center, has expanded its mission. Through the Support Group for Ethnic and Racial Diversity/Disaster Shakti, students engage in community service in disaster-torn areas. Dr. Roysircar trained students to volunteer in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and in India after the 2004 tsunami. Antioch, continued to page 10
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Partners HealthCare Job Training and Employment Program Provides Pathways to Careers in Health Care From administrative and patient care support to operating room technicians, the Partners in Career and Workforce Development (PCWD) program is helping community residents begin and advance their careers in health care. Since the rigorous job training and internship program began, and with strong community partnerships and great engagement from Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals, 86 percent of the 426 graduates have been placed in jobs at Partners hospitals. “PCWD helped me get started by giving me the tools that I needed to have a career in health care,” said Christi Ringland, an Equipment Technician 2 - Robotic Specialist - Laser Technician, at Massachusetts General Hospital. “I love being able to provide high-quality patient care and being part of a
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current PCWD participants. She says she does this because without PCWD, she wouldn’t be where she is today. Laphen Walrond is another successful PCWD graduate at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She was featured in this space in January, and since then she has received a promotion and been nominated for an Administrative Patient Care Service Support Award. Laphen has worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since she graduated from PCWD in January 2010 and is also working on her finishing her bachelor’s degree. The program is a collaboration between Partners Community Health and Human Resources and works with outstanding community partners — Project Hope and Jewish Vocational Service. The mission is to help com-
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Ja’Shayla blends sass, soul on journey to R&B stardom Tiffany Probasco For singer/songwriter Ja’Shayla, who opens for R&B quartet 112 this Friday at the Wonderland Ballroom, music has always been part of her life, but it wasn’t always part of her career path. “I came out of the womb humming, so I’ve been singing for my entire life, but started to focus on it more since I was 7,” the Ohio native explains. “Originally, I didn’t think singing could be done as a career; it was a hobby.” The self-trained singer blends her love of gospel and the influence of personal favorites like Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey and Teena Marie to craft her upbeat pop/R&B sound. Even though she has built a buzz through viral videos and live performances, Ja’Shayla isn’t just about performing. She counts
modeling and sound engineering amongst her talents as well. This week, she dropped her sophomore mixtape, “From HER Perspective,” a collaboration with DJ Blazita that includes original songs and remixes. It will be available at Friday’s show and online at Jashayla.com and livemixtapes.com The Banner sat with the up-andcoming artist to discuss her love of performance, her musical style and why she decided to put down a law degree and pick up a microphone.
You’ve been singing since you were 7 years old. Was there ever else anything that you wanted to do? I wanted to be a Supreme Court Justice. I went to college and got degrees in law and stuff like that. I guess I didn’t really change my mind; I was doing things simultaneously. But then
I began to feel like I couldn’t live without music. I felt like I was suppressing it, but I couldn’t let it go.
Does your family support your career? My mom and stepdad are very into education, the lawyer-doctor route. On the other side, my dad and stepmom are very artsy people who wanted to put me in “Star Search” when I was like 5. So half is like “yeah yeah yeah” and the other side is “ok.” I was always in a talent show or something, and one day a deal was on the table to go to New York. I was in school, and with the deal, I was going to walk away from school for it. That didn’t sit well with [my mom], so because of that, and other things about the deal, it didn’t go through. So when finished my education, I was like, “OK, now I’m done. Here you go — here’s my degree,
Pop/R&B artist Ja’Shayla opens for 112 at the Wonderland Ballroom on Friday. and now I’m going to do a bit more for myself.” Finally, as of this year, mom is coming around to the idea. It has taken her a long time to come around, but she has seen how much I invest in it, and how hard I work. Both sides of my family have found ways to be involved. Now it is a family business.
What inspires the songs that you write? Most of my music comes from the theme of love. Some of them stem from reality. If it didn’t occur in my
life, I draw from people in my life that are all really close to home. I come from a background of choir from church and soul singing, so no matter [if it’s a] pop song or a soul song, I will put that “mmmhhh” in it. As far as for an album, if it speaks to me vocally and lyrically, I will fight for it. But I try to get a collective understanding from the people around me, and I also send it to a couple DJ’s to get their response.
With all the female artists out there, what makes you different? When I watch the award shows and concerts, I can still see missing pieces. I still feel I have my own something I can put into the mix. I am kind of a blend of a bunch of people, which allows more people to connect to [me]. I’d like to bring more of the Latin and American [music] together. There are women that are out there by manipulation and are trying to be hot all the time. [I want to show that] you can be sexy and classy, and still be honest.
How do you express sexy and classy in your style? I’m comfortable in my skin and feel sexy without showing it all off. I can still wear something tight, but represent myself in a way where someone wouldn’t dare disrespect me. So maybe Chanel meets Betsy Johnson, because I like classy and a little bit of flair, a little bit of crazy. I’m a Gemini, so I’m a ball of two things that contrast each other.
If you got the chance, who would you like to work with in the future? I have worked with a lot of people great people, but I would love to work with Kanye [West]; we’re both Geminis. I love him as far as production and as a rapper. Tamia is my dream mentor, because I have always kind of related myself to her. I don’t even have to sing with her, just be in her presence.
What can we expect from your show? I will actually be performing a new song that I am really, really excited about. It is produced by Grammy-winning and Oscarnominated producer Bob “Bassy Bob” Brockmann called “Show Me.” The message of the song is women empowerment. It’s very passionate and has an energy, spark and fire. As for the performance, Boston will get that sass, that fire and overall experience. [The audience] should plan to get it really hype. I like to get people involved in what is happening on stage. Expect some real talent and some real fun. 112 with opener Ja’Shayla at the Wonderland Ballroom in Revere on Friday. 21+, doors open at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit www.wonderlandballroom.com or www.ticketweb.com.
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Ken Burns Effect
Kam Williams Ken Burns has been making films for more than 30 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated “Brooklyn Bridge” in 1981, Burns has gone on to direct and to produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. The late historian Stephen Ambrose said of his films, “More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.” A December 2002 poll conducted by Real Screen Magazine listed “The Civil War” as second only to Robert Flaherty’s “Nanook of the North” as “the most influential documentary of all time,” and named Ken Burns and Robert Flaherty as the “most influential documentary makers” of all time. In March of 2009, David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun said, “… Burns is not only the greatest documentarian of the day, but also the most influential filmmaker period. That includes feature filmmakers like George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. I say that because Burns not only turned millions of persons on to history with his films, he showed us a new way of looking at our collective past and ourselves.” Burns’ work is so enduring that Apple founder Steve Jobs used it as an inspiration for a wildly popular app — The Ken Burns Effect. Burn’s films have garnered 10
Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations, and in September of 2008, at the News and Documentary Emmy Awards, Burns was honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Here, he talks about his latest film, “The Central Park Five,” co-directed by his daughter, Sarah, and her husband, David McMahon, which premiered on PBS on April 16.
What interested you in this story? Was there a personal connection? The personal connection, simply, was my daughter, Sarah. She was too young to have heard about the actual crime, but learned about it in the summer of 2003. She then just began obsessing about the case to the point that she had to write a book about it. And she had two people around her, her husband, David, and her father who were saying, “Hey, it’s also a film.” And that’s how it got made. However, in a larger sense, I do remember the climate at the time that this happened, and it was with resignation that I looked at this “Crime of the Century” as Mayor Koch called it. We were wringing our hands, asking, “What happened to our city? What happened to our youth? Have we lost them?” As it turned out, that wasn’t the case. But they served out their full sentences and were never consid-
ered for early parole, because they refused to admit any guilt, since they were not guilty. Yet, when they were exonerated 13 years later, the story got almost no coverage. It’s a very complicated case which Sarah became preoccupied with as a senior in college, and she never could let it go.
What does this documentary seek to do: re-publicize the event, further vindicate the boys, or something else? The documentary asks two essential questions. First, how could such a gross miscarriage of justice have taken place in a progressive city in the North at the end of the 20th Century by using the sort of language employed by a Jim Crow city in the South at the beginning of the 20th century when lynching was prevalent? And the second question is: Who are these five boys? Because they were robbed of their voices instantaneously. Their confessions were coerced, so they had no voice and were hated by everyone. If you were one of the Central Park Five back in 1989, you were one of the worst human beings that had ever lived. In fact, they were no longer considered human, but a wilding wolf pack of brute beasts. So, we were compelled to tell the story as accurately and as journalistically as possible, asking those two questions.
Were you at all concerned about including the boys’
Legendary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his latest documentary, “The Central Park Five”
“confessions” in the film because of the possibility that some people might see them as guilty? No, we fully accepted the possibility that some people could come into this film already thinking they were guilty. The police and prosecutors refused to cooperate with us at any time, and we bent over backwards to include their point of view throughout. What I think happens over the course of the film is that you gradually get to know these kids who had never been in trouble before, who had no record, who had never been arrested, and who were just trying to cooperate with the police when the questioning began. But then all of a sudden these 14- and 15-year-olds found themselves prime suspects, along with a developmentally-challenged 16-year-old who was eventually tried as an adult and convicted. This was just too big a mountain to overcome for them.
By the time I turned 25, I’d been profile-stopped just for being black at least a couple dozen times either while either walking or driving. Sarah’s original title for the film was “Born Guilty.” Evidentially, we do not have a fair criminal justice system. It favors those who can afford it. And more often than not, people of color are condemned to the worst kind
of treatment. There is a “driving while black” phenomenon and a crime of just being a black person in a white neighborhood. Trayvon Martin would be alive today if that were not the case, I’m very, very sorry to say. This case is merely one of the loudest, grossest cases of that type.
What message do you want the public to take away from the film? I don’t think we want to telegraph how the audience should feel. Rather, we want people to understand what happened, and to form their own opinions. But clearly there is something wrong with a criminal justice system which could permit such a miscarriage of justice. And not only did it let that transpire, but when the real rapist came forward to confess, the press didn’t apologize for its hyperbolic prose encouraging a rush to judgment, and the prosecutors and police didn’t admit to their coercion of the confessions, or to their ignoring of exculpatory evidence. Even now, it’s been 10 long years since the Central Park Five were exonerated, and they’re still awaiting redress from the civil suit they launched against New York City. Ten years is an awfully long time, especially after you’ve been robbed of 13 years of your life. So, it’s been 13 years of justice denied, followed by 10 years Burns, continued to page 16
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Masekela melds S. Africa, jazz in cathartic Hub show Susan Saccoccia
South African musician Hugh Masekela and his five-member ensemble delighted a crowd at the Berklee Performance Center on Sunday. (Mark Shoul photo)
South African musician Hugh Masekela brought his irresistible vein of music to Boston Sunday night. The show at the Berklee Performance Center, a presentation of World Music/ CRASHarts, soothed an audience still reeling from last week’s heartbreaking events. Befitting a star of international stature, Masekela, 74, delivered a polished production. Performing more than two hours nonstop, he and his five-member ensemble played well-known selections from a repertoire honed over more than 40 years that melds the musical styles of his native South Africa with elements of American jazz, blues and rock. While the music was familiar to his fans, the tightly produced show was a platform for stirring improvisation that made each song new and encompassed the audience with the strength of a resilient, jubilant musical tradition. Coming up as a gifted young trumpeter in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Masekela joined Dollar Brand (later known as Abdullah Ibrahim) in the first African jazz group to record an LP. He absorbed the whirl-
ing township styles, particularly mbaqanga, a stew of Zulu vocal and dance traditions seasoned by bebop and Bo Diddley. Simmering in urban bars, the music became a voice of protest against oppressive apartheid policies. In 1960, as censorship tightened, Masekela and other talented musicians left South Africa only to return in the ‘90s, after South Africa abolished its race laws. Arriving in New York in the ‘60s, Masekela told an interviewer, he met “the royalty of American music…Dizzy [Gillespie] introduced me to everybody. It was the golden age of music.” Wearing a tent-shaped tan tunic over a green shirt and
horn, he backed another’s solo by shaking a cabassa or beating an alo bell, at times doing three or more things at once. Accompanying Masekela was his long-standing ensemble, who were all from South Africa except Sierra Leone percussionist Francis Manneh Fuster. He and bassist Abednigo “Fana” Zulu have played with Masekela for more than two decades. Masekela showed paternal pride for the three young musicians — lead guitarist Cameron John Ward, keyboardist Randal Skippers and drummer Lee-Roy Sauls. With his ensemble providing tasty solos as well as backing vocals, Masekela began with the
He presided with the bearing of an elder statesman and captivated the audience with humor and ageless energy. orange pants, Masekela first addressed the crowd with his flugelhorn, then added his baritone voice and soon, his whole body. He presided with the bearing of an elder statesman and captivated the audience with humor and ageless energy. Constantly in motion, he danced with deep squats and demonstrated his prowess as a mime, evoking a bird or a monkey to accent a lyric. When not singing or playing his
languages of his homeland, including Zulu, Tsonga, Sotho and an occasional tongue click of Xhosa. He scatted assorted rasps and growls while Ward responded with sunny, swirling chords. In frequent rounds of give-and-take, Masekela issued forth rapid, short lines with his horn that Ward would transform into sweet, spiraling notes or a bluesy riff. Masekela treated English as just Masekela, continued to page 20
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of justice delayed, which we know also amounts to justice denied.
Most people are unaware that the City of New York even had the nerve to try to intimidate you and your daughter after you made the movie. Would you talk about the subpoena? Yes, the City of New York subpoenaed all of our outtakes and notes for the film in an attempt I believe, cynically, to delay the trial and to fish for inconsistencies. This is a legal tactic as old as the hills. But we were intent to make sure that our difficulties were not blocking out or overshadowing the decades-long Kafka-esque hell these five men have been put through. So, we’ve had to engage legal counsel and defend ourselves in a lawsuit that isn’t just about us, but about journalists everywhere. We shouldn’t have our work impounded by the state just because it feels it might be helpful to make their case.
How would you describe the critical qualities for a memorable documentary to an aspiring filmmaker? For too long, documentaries were expository, telling you what you should know, which the last time I checked was just called homework. Or they were just in the moment, championing some
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evanescent thing happening right now. The essence of any good film, whether it’s made by Steven Spielberg or by Ken Burns, is how you tell a story. And that’s a critical point. If you can tell a story well, you have everybody’s attention. We are all storytellers in our ordinary lives. And filmmaking is just a heightened version of that in which you have a thousand things going on and easily a million decisions to make, no exaggeration. So, the simple answer is: Tell stories well. And the answer to how you achieve that is: There are a million different ways.
Your work has been characterized by your fatherin-law as “an attempt to make people long-gone come back alive.” I thought that was a terrific description. Where did that approach to filmmaking come from? My mother died when I was 11 years old. There was never a moment in my childhood when I wasn’t aware of her impending death and then, after she passed, that she had died. I remember speaking to him about it, and he said, “What do you think you do for a living? You wake the dead! You make Abraham Lincoln, and Jackie Robinson and Louie Armstrong come alive. Who do you think you’re really trying to awaken?” That was almost 20 years ago that he said that. It had a profound effect on me.
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Harvard honors retiring band director at celebratory show
ophone. After playing two of his own compositions accompanied by the band, Redman joined pianist Aaron Goldberg (’96) bassist Ron Mahdi and percussionist Yoron Israel in a lyrical chamber rendering of John Coltrane’s “Wise One.” The composition begins with a solo that, as played by Redman, evoked the plaintive sound of the Jewish ceremonial horn, the shofar. Redman and Goldberg entered a spare dialogue to Israel’s drums and Mahdi’s intricate backbeat and followed the music as it morphed into a danceable passage and then made its ascent to a serene close. A short film introduced by Harvard’s president, Drew Gilpin
strong, Charlie Parker, Lester Young and Duke Ellington.” Academic and jazz worlds met and cross-pollinated in Everett’s classes and programs, which brought together the public as well as students and artists. All were welcomed with Everett’s warmth and drawn by his far-ranging knowledge. An enthusiastic crusader, Everett introduced students to the joys and risks of improvisation, coaxing them to challenge themselves and each other with a great sense of humor and fun as well as hard work. While directing four undergraduate bands, a year into his job he also established the Harvard Summer Pops Band, which is open without audition to all, regardless of age or experience.
With a beaming Everett in the audience with his wife, Betsy, his legacy was on display in the form of Harvard’s two accomplished undergraduate jazz bands: the Sunday Jazz Band and the Monday Jazz Band.
Retiring band director Tom Everett and Don Braden (‘85) at the Sanders Theatre on Saturday, April 13. (Eric Antoniou photo) Susan Saccoccia Over 40 years as director of bands at Harvard University, Tom Everett created a home for jazz on the Cambridge campus. Generations of Harvard students and the public experienced jazz through intimate encounters with many of the greatest living players. Everett retired in February, and at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre earlier this month, nearly 1,000 of his former students, colleagues and friends attended a celebratory concert. With a beaming Everett in the audience with his wife, Betsy,
his legacy was on display in the form of Harvard’s two accomplished undergraduate jazz bands: the Sunday Jazz Band and the Monday Jazz Band. Wearing tuxedoes and wielding their instruments with skill and passion, each band had a full-strength brass section — five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones — and a rhythm section of piano, acoustic bass and drums. Two of Everett’s protégés, the distinguished saxophonists, composers and bandleaders Joshua Redman (’91) and Don Braden (’85) joined the students as guest artists.
Tom Everett rehearsing jazz students at Harvard. (Jon Chase photo, Harvard staff photographer)
Reflecting Everett’s ecumenical taste and honoring some of his guest artists over the years, the program’s 12 works included compositions by Benny Carter and Phil Wilson as well as two of Everett’s own picks, Duke Ellington’s “Second Line” (1970) and “Body and Soul” (1930), written by Johnny Green (’28) and arranged by Joe Henderson. Assistant Director of Bands Mark Olson conducted the Sunday Jazz Band. Leading the Monday Jazz Band was Braden, its 2013 guest conductor. Conjuring the shifting rhythms and group improvisations of Charlie Mingus that he explored as a student, Braden expressed his gratitude to Everett by leading the band in a soaring rendering of his composition, “For-Ever-ett.” Redman funneled his own praise to Everett through his sax-
Faust, presented glimpses of memorable guest performances, including a student playing piano alongside Randy Weston, Carla Bley preparing students to perform her composition “Egyptian,” and tap great Jimmy Slyde performing “David Danced before the Lord” from Ellington’s “Sacred Concert.” The evening concluded with a rousing version of the Sonny Rollins classic, “St. Thomas.” As castanet-shaking alumni streamed down the aisles and onto the stage, vocalist Samara Oster (’13) led the assembly in singing customized lyrics, which thanked Everett for “40 years, jazz and cheers.” Everett, a graduate of Ithaca College Conservatory of Music, performed as a bass trombonist with big-name jazz bands before joining Harvard in 1971 as its director of bands. Back then, except for the winter jazz parties on WHRB-FM, the Harvard radio station, jazz had no place on the campus. Everett made it his business to change that. “Jazz offers so many unique opportunities for someone to grow, create and learn to interact with other people,” Everett told a WHRB interviewer before the concert. “An educated person shouldn’t leave Harvard without knowing at least Louie Arm-
In 1973, Everett introduced the university’s first jazz course for academic credit through the Harvard Extension School. Everett often brought in guest artists in town for club dates. In 1976, Everett introduced the annual Harvard University Jazz Masters in Residence program, which each year engages a guest artist in clinics, rehearsals, public conversations, concerts and often, a commissioned work. Honoring a succession of his personal heroes, Everett has hosted such artists as Joe Williams, Zoot Sims, Lee Konitz, Dave Brubeck, Sabby Lewis, Alan Dawson, Bill Evans, Roy Hargrove, Hank Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Jim Hall, Max Roach, John Lewis, Eddie Palmieri, Jon Hendricks, Steve Lacy, Randy Weston, Mario Bauza and Benny Golson. “Jazz is no longer underground at Harvard,” Everett told the interviewer on WHRB, which programs jazz shows five days a week. “It’s really grown, but not half the distance it can go.”
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Finding the best nursing home for a loved one Rita Watson PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When their mother became a nursing home escapee, her daughters wondered what the sweet 93-year-old widow was thinking. With her daughters hovering anxiously, she was quick to answer: “I wanted to pick up a few things to cook for your father tonight.” The woman’s daughters gave a collective deep sigh. Their mother remained young at heart, but the memory thief of dementia turned her mind into an intermingling of long-term remembrances, short-
where their mother would be safer and maybe happier, too. Despite their hovering and search for the perfect nursing facility, their mother’s worsening dementia limited their choices. Questions to ask about quality ratings, activities and atmosphere as well as cultural sensitivity, patient rights and physician availability may seem obvious. However, even with all the guides designed to help families, getting answers is a challenge.
Key questions to ask In addition to general manu-
“Families need to know that their loved ones are being cared for by a kind staff in an atmosphere that stimulates them emotionally, socially and cognitively. It’s important to remember that even with a diagnosis of dementia, people can find joy in the appropriate surroundings.” — Dr. James M. Ellison term forgetfulness and delusional thinking. She was stuck in her married past, unable to comprehend why she had to live in a room with no kitchen to cook pasta for her husband, who had actually died. Her daughters realized that they could neither stop their mother’s mental deterioration nor prevent behavior one would expect from an impetuous teenager. But, what they could do was to find a nursing home
als, such as the comprehensive 72page “Your Guide To Choosing A Nursing Home” available at Medicare.gov, getting a sense and feel of a home by visiting more than once may make the difference between sleepless nights and peace of mind. Questions to admission directors are important, but observation is often a better predictor of how well a person will adjust to the new environment. Answers from staff
may dramatically clash with the reality of a nursing home’s ratings, atmosphere, activities, patient rights and physician availability.
Things to look for onsite Often a nursing home placement is made hastily because of a hospital’s “time’s up” policy. Patricia L. McGinnis, executive director of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, said, “Contradictory to their role — appropriate placement — discharge planners are often pressured to get patients out of the hospital because of billing issues.” Atmosphere is important: With nursing homes, beautiful furniture and new curtains do not necessarily translate into good care. You may see a facility that has a four- or fivestar rating, but the atmosphere or patient population may not be wellsuited for a potential resident. Always look at dining rooms during lunchtime to see how many residents are there instead of eating alone in their rooms. Ask to look at activity charts to determine how those requiring various levels of care may participate and benefit. While offering residents Wii Bowling sounds good on paper, residents with dementia will not be able to remember the steps involved for knocking down the pins. On the other hand, bingo plays an important role in routine and socialization. Music in nursing homes should be more than just recreation; it
should be therapy, even for residents who are cognitively challenged. Some experts in aging say that making music can be a protective factor against the most difficult aspects of dementia. For example, the documentary “Alive Inside” explores how patients are transformed by listening to iPods. In a nursing home there can never be too much music.
Patient rights and physicians From small issues to more substantive ones, patients’ rights versus the best interest of a patient is tricky. Be certain to ask about patientchoice issues.
Important examples are: Dining room seating — Do new residents get assigned tables and is there flexibility to be able to move to another table? You want flexibility. Room changes — Residents may be shifted to different rooms merely for the convenience of the home. But sometimes roommates are not compatible. Ask how this is handled, and is the staff quick to make changes if problems arise? Showers and changes of pull-ups or diapers — To prevent urinary tract infections, or UTIs (a common health issue that can also worsen a senior’s mood), it is important that residents are changed and bathed frequently. Ask how often this takes place and how they handle a person who refuses. Hiding behind patient rights is not acceptable when a health issue is involved. Incontinent patients should be checked every few hours. Make certain family caregivers are permitted to be involved with helping a person with dementia make appropriate choices. Ask how a facility handles conflict. A well-trained staff can often coax even the most belligerent resident into complying with a health issue. Hydration and frequent diaper changes are key to preventing potentially debilitating UTIs. In elders, a UTI can create agitation and delirium that leads to preventable hospitalization. This
is only one reason why having a full-time physician or nurse practitioners on staff makes good sense. Does the home have one?
Ombudsmen and other resources Despite your best efforts, if nursing home issues concern you, contact the local long-term care ombudsman. These people, usually found through the state or local government department or commission on aging, are independent officials designated by the U.S. Older Americans Act to monitor area nursing homes and assist residents. They usually can fill you in about a facility’s record. However, keep in mind what Donna McCormick, managing attorney for the Elder, Health and Disability Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services, says: ombudsman programs are uneven around the country. “In theory,” she explained, “all nursing homes should have ombudsmen, but the challenge takes place when they become so intertwined with management that they don’t always advocate effectively for residents.” The other alternative is to find a different home. Physicians and researchers tell us that seniors can be more adaptable than we realize.
What is every family’s goal? Dr. James M. Ellison, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, said, “Families need to know that their loved ones are being cared for by a kind staff in an atmosphere that stimulates them emotionally, socially and cognitively. It’s important to remember that even with a diagnosis of dementia, people can find joy in the appropriate surroundings.” As a result, families often find themselves in search of a different nursing home. Rita Watson, MPH is a 2013 MetLife Foundation Journalist in Aging Fellow, a program collaboration of New America Media and the Gerontological Society of America.
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Dorchester Avenue. Beyond gun violence, the candidates’ voting records on a wide range of issues are largely similar. The national universal health care law President Obama passed, which Lynch opposed, stands as one of the candidates’ major differences. “In Massachusetts, you can’t go by a candidate’s voting record,” said voting rights activist Malia
ceived the lion’s share of building trades endorsements, while Markey was endorsed by the Service Employees International Union, which rivals the building trades unions in their ability to organize and mobilize members in get-out-the-vote efforts. The Massachusetts AFL-CIO declined to endorse in the Democratic Primary. The victor in next Tuesday’s
The resources each campaign has dedicated to communities of color reflects a major shift from elections past, where reliably Democratic voters in Massachusetts’ black, Latino and Asian communities were often taken for granted.
Jeanette Callahan, a member of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organizations strategy team, introduces U.S. Reps. Steven Lynch and Ed Markey, both candidates for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. The candidates spoke at a GBIO forum Sunday. (Yawu Miller photo)
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zier said. The resources each campaign has dedicated to communities of color reflects a major shift from elections past, where reliably Democratic voters in Massachusetts’ black, Latino and Asian communities were often taken for granted, notes James Jennings, professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.
fallout from the Marathon bombing and its violent aftermath. A candidate forum organized by the RoxVote coalition scheduled for Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center was called off the day before as the city hunkered down under the Governor’s shelter-in-place order. At a forum held by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization in Dorchester Sunday, the can-
didates stressed their similarities more than their differences. Both spoke about the issue of gun violence in their remarks. “There’s no daylight between my brother Ed Markey and me on the issue of gun violence,” Lynch told the gathering of more than 500 GBIO members who turned out to the forum, held at the St. Mark Catholic Church on
Lazu. “It’s more about nuance.” In the Senate campaign, endorsements demonstrate some of the nuanced differences between the two campaigns. Markey lists among his endorsers City Councilors Charles Yancey and Ayanna Pressley, political activist and former NAACP Boston Branch President Louis Elisa and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church minister Miniard Culpepper. Lynch boasts support from several Democratic and Republican Massachusetts lawmakers and union officials. Among union endorsements, Lynch, a former iron worker, re-
Democratic primary will face off against the victor in a three-way Republican contest between state Rep. Dan Winslow, businessman Gabriel Gomez and former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan. The Democratic victor will likely continue to invest resources in the state’s black, Latino and Asian communities, according to Jennings. The challenge, he says, is for voters in communities of color to have more say in candidates’ platforms. “There has to be more conversation about developing an urban agenda,” he said. “We’re moving to a point in the electoral arena where that can and should happen.”
“There’s no daylight between my brother Ed Markey and me on the issue of gun violence.” — Steven Lynch “This shows that people have learned their lesson,” he said. “Elizabeth Warren did the same thing and she won by a good margin. A lot of those votes came from the urban areas with high numbers of African American and Latino voters.” Campaign activity was subdued last week as the city emerged from the
U.S. Reps. Ed Markey (left) and Steven Lynch (far right) are vying for the Democratic nomination in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. The primary is next Tuesday, April 30. (Yawu Miller photo)
SPECIAL PARTY ELECTION PRIMARY ON TUESDAY, APRIL 30 U.S. Senate U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D) U.S. Rep. John Markey (D)
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Hugh Masekela. (Brett Rubin photo)
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LEGALS experience.) Additionally, the Prime Consultant must submit concurrently the MBTA Pre-Qualification Form P-09-002, which is available on the MBTA website Business Center - Contract Administration page. Also, to be considered for selection, each firm must submit, with the Letter of Interest, an Affirmative Action Plan, Employee Profile, and most current Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Letters, as well as its commitment to the utilization of DBEs in joint venture or as subconsultants so that the Authority's goal of 16% DBE participation is achieved. Only SDO-certified DBE firm participation will be attributed to the DBE goal for this project. It is the practice of the Authority to encourage the economic growth of professional services firms through broad solicitation in award of contracts. All capable firms are invited to submit letters of interest in accordance with the instructions presented in this solicitation. Following an initial evaluation of qualifications and performance data, six or more firms considered to be highly qualified to provide the required services will be requested to submit proposals and may be asked to participate in oral interviews. This is not a request for proposal. Richard A. Davey MassDOT Secretary & CEO
Beverly Scott, Ph.D. General Manager and Rail & Transit Administrator
MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. MPA CONTRACT NO. MP1301C1, FY14 MARITIME TERM MISCELLANEOUS IRON REPAIRS BOSTON, 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, MAY 29, 2013, 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 11:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013. The work includes PROVISION OF ALL EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, LABOR AND SUPERVISION NECESSARY TO MAKE STRUCTURAL STEEL AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON REPAIRS; FABRICATION OF MISCELLANIOUS METAL ITEMS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: RAILS, LADDERS, FRAMES AND SUPPORTS AT ALL MASSPORT MARITIME FACILITIES ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS OVER A ONE (1) YEAR PERIOD. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013. 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. The estimated contract cost is NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($90,000.00). 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 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 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 ($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.
LEGALS tion aids. The Consultant may also be responsible for performing special studies investigating pavements, lighting, airspace penetrations, safety area improvements, taxiway/runway aircraft clearance areas, obstacles in approach surfaces, and de-icing as well as providing technical reports quantifying environmental impacts to support environmental permitting, if necessary. The Consultant shall have an extensive working knowledge of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations. The scope of work shall include, but not be limited to the following: feasibility studies, operational evaluations, recommendation reports (including subsurface/geotechnical reports), cost estimates and analyses, investigations, value engineering, energy audits and design, bid and construction phase services, including resident inspection services. The Authority expects to select one consultant. However, the Authority reserves the right to select a different number if it is deemed in its best interest to do so. Each consultant shall be issued a contract in an amount not to exceed $1,500,000. The services shall be authorized on a work order basis. Each submission shall include a Statement of Qualifications that provides detailed information in response to the evaluation criteria set forth below and include Architect/Engineer & Related Services questionnaires SF 330 (www. gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486) with the appropriate number of Part IIs. DBE Certification of the prime and subconsultants shall be current at the time of submittal and the Consultant shall provide a copy of the DBE certification letter from the Supplier Diversity Office, formerly known as State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) within its submittal. The Consultant shall also provide an original and nine copies of 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.massport.com/ doing-business/Pages/ CapitalProgramsResourceCenter.aspx for more details on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements. The submission shall be evaluated on basis of: (1)
current level of experience and knowledge of the team for similar projects, particularly the Project Manager,
geographic location and availability of the Project Manager, resident inspectors and other key personnel to be assigned to the project,
experience and expertise of subconsultants,
demonstrated ability to perform work with minimal disruption to facility operations,
familiarity with Massachusetts public bid laws,
cost management and scheduling capabilities,
DBE and affirmative action efforts, please indicate the proposed % of DBE participation current level of work with the Authority,
past performance for the Authority, if any,
(10) experience with sustainable design concepts, and (11) project understanding and technical approach to this project. 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 received in response to this solicitation, followed immediately by a final selection of the consultant(s) by the Authority. By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of Massport’s standard work order agreement, a copy of the Authority’s standard agreement can be found on the Authority’s web page at www.massport.com. The exception to this standard agreement is the insurance requirement of $10,000,000 of commercial general liability coverage. 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 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 appropriate number of Part IIs,
resumes of key individuals only each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section E,
no more than ten (10) projects each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section F,
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
no more than 2 sheets (4 pages) of other relevant material not including a 2 page (max.) cover letter, SDO certification letters, covers, dividers, and other required information.
No filed sub bids will be required for this contract. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is soliciting design and engineering services for construction and quality engineering, consultation and assistance on a task order basis. The Authority proposes to use both Federal and State funds for these contracts. The amount of $30,000,000, with $5,000,000 available for each of the six consultants selected, has been budgeted for this project. Services will include advice to and consultation with the Authority’s Design and Construction Directorate on matters of design, construction and quality engineering on an as-needed basis. Services may include, but not be limited to: Planning, Feasibility Surveys/Analyses; Multidisciplined Engineering (i.e. Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural, etc.); Construction Engineering; Contract Management Assistance; Scheduling; Quality Control/Quality Assurance; Construction Systems and Methods; Construction Planning; Construction Staging and Constructability; Construction Innovations; Field Safety; Construction Training; Computer Management Applications; Environmental Assistance; Public Information; and Materials Testing.
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 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.
Design and feasibility services may be required, and are limited to the development of 30% design of a project. Should the Authority decide that it is in its best interests, projects may be taken to the 100% design level, as well as construction phase services.
MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Interested firms are invited to submit seven (7) copies of a Letter of Interest to Ms. Margaret H. Hinkle, Sr. Director of Contract Administration; 10 Park Plaza, Room 6720; Boston, MA 02116. Joint Venture participation will be considered.
LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
This project will use Federal and State Funds. Firms responding to this invitation not later than 2:00 p.m. on May 20, 2013 will be considered for selection, providing their responses include seven (7) copies each of a current Standard Form 330 - Architect/Engineer Qualifications Questionnaire, and the firms’ Affirmative Action Plan and employee profile. Consideration for selection shall be based on: proposed team and organization; resumes of key personnel; work by firm or joint venture members that best illustrates current qualifications relevant to this project; additional information or description of resources supporting firms’ qualifications for the project; general evaluation (prior association with firm; overall assessment, proposed staffing, organization, design ability, and specific task related
The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soliciting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO. L1102-D6, FY14 TERM AIRFIELD DESIGN, MASSPORT AVIATION FACILITIES. The Authority is seeking qualified multidiscipline consulting firm or team, with proven experience to provide professional services including planning, design, and construction related services for airfield related projects. These services are expected to be provided at Boston-Logan International Airport, L.G. Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport. 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. Services may involve the planning and/or design of new facilities or the upgrade/rehabilitation of existing facilities including, but not limited to, the following airport systems: runways, taxiways and apron pavements; drainage; airfield lighting, signing and marking; electrical power and communications; computer control/monitoring of airfield lighting and naviga-
This submission, including the litigation and legal proceedings history in a separate sealed envelope as required 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, May 16, 2013 at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International 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 persons who are not 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: EVENT
Solicitation: Release Date
Deadline for submission of written questions
5/2/13 / 5:00pm
Official answers published (Estimated)
Solicitation: Close Date / Submission Deadline
5/16/13 / 12:00pm
Times are Eastern Standard Time (US). Questions may be sent via email to CPBidQuestions@massport.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 webpage of Massport http://www.massport.com/doing-business/_layouts/ CapitalPrograms/default.aspx as an attachment to the original Legal Notice and on Comm-PASS (www.comm-pass.com) in the listings for this project. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. MPA CONTRACT NO. AP1320-C1, FY14 AVIATION TERM MISCELLANEOUS IRON REPAIRS, 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, MAY 29, 2013, 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, MAY 14, 2013. The work includes PROVISION OF ALL EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, LABOR AND SUPERVISION NECESSARY TO MAKE STRUCTURAL STEEL AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON REPAIRS; FABRICATION OF MISCELLANIOUS METAL ITEMS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: RAILS, LADDERS, FRAMES AND SUPPORTS AT LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT AND HANSCOM CIVIL AIRFIELD ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS OVER A ONE (1) YEAR PERIOD.
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 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 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.
Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013. 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.
MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department
The estimated contract cost is NINETY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($90,000). 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 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 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
to be present at any hearing, unless the Court finds that it is not in the minor’s best interests. ORDER TO PETITIONER(S) IT IS ORDERED THAT copies of this Notice and the Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor be served in hand on the minor; (if 14 or more years of age and not the petitioner), the guardian, the parents of the minor, and any other person if ordered by the Court, at least fourteen (14) days prior to the hearing date listed above. If Service in hand cannot be accomplished on any interested party, IT IS ORDERED that copies of this Notice and the Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor be served on the interested party by leaving at and mailing by regular first class mail to last and usual place of residence of the interested party at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the hearing listed above. If the identity or whereabouts of an interested party is not known, IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that copies of this Notice and the Petition for Appointment of a Guardian of a Minor be served on all interested persons at least fourteen (14) days prior to the hearing date by publishing a copy of the Order and Notice once in Bay State Banner, Boston publication to be at least Seven (7) days prior to the hearing date. If required, service on the United States Veteran Administration and the Department of Children and Families may be accomplished by regular first class mail at least Seven (7) days prior to the hearing. THIS IS A LEGAL NOTICE: An important court proceeding that may affect your rights has been scheduled. If you do not understand this notice or other court papers, please contact an attorney for legal advice. Date: April 16, 2013
Docket No. SU13P0823GD Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department
In the interests of Tresean Terrel Pridgen of Roxbury, MA Minor NOTICE AND ORDER: Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor
Patricia M. Campatelli Register of Probate
NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES Hearing Date/Time: A hearing on a Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor filed on 04/16/2013 by William Bernard Pridgen of Roxbury, MA will be held 05/20/2013 09:00 AM Motion Located at 24 New Chardon Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02114 – Family Service Office. Response to Petition: You may respond by filing a written response to the Petition or by appearing in person at the hearing. If you choose to file a written response, you need to: File the original with the Court; and Mail a copy to all interested parties at least five (5) business days before the hearing.
Counsel for the Minor: The minor (or an adult on behalf of the minor) has the right to request that counsel be appointed for the minor.
Presence of the Minor at Hearing: A minor over age 14 has the right
PURCHASE PROGRAM • ROUND 8-B The Marshﬁeld Housing Partnership is accepting additional applications from qualiﬁed applicants for grants to assist them in purchasing an existing market rate home or condominium in Marshﬁeld. A deed restriction will be recorded on each unit purchased with a grant to secure affordability in perpetuity. MAXIMUM GRANT AMOUNTS 2 Bedroom
3, 4 and 5 Bedrooms
MAXIMUM HOUSE/CONDOMINIUM AMOUNTS BEDROOMS
NET PRICE AFTER GRANT
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2 BR Condo
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MAXIMUM ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME 1 Person
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Subject to periodic change by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Net family assets may not exceed $75,000. Households interested in applying should attend one of the two informational sessions being provided. Informational sessions will be held at the following locations: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:00 PM: Hearing Room # 2, Marshﬁeld Town Hall, 870 Moraine Street, Marshﬁeld Saturday, June 1, 2013, 10:00 AM: Hearing Room # 2, Marshﬁeld Town Hall, 870 Moraine Street, Marshﬁeld A lottery will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Marshﬁeld Town Hall, Hearing Room # 2, to select grant recipients. Successful grant recipients are required to have at least one family member attend and complete a Homebuyer Education Workshop. For additional information or to receive an application please contact either the Marshﬁeld Housing Authority (781-834-4333) or the Marshﬁeld Housing Coordinator: (781-834-1051). Applications are also available at the Marshﬁeld Town Hall. All applications must be received and date stamped by the Marshﬁeld Housing Authority no later than 12:00 PM (Noon) on Friday, June 14, 2013. Marshﬁeld Housing Authority, 12 Tea Rock Gardens, Marshﬁeld, MA 02050 MHOPP Funding was made possible by the Town’s adoption of the Community Preservation Act
Docket No. SU13C0124CA
In the matter of Karmello Isaiah Ramponeau of Roxbury, MA NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME To all persons interested in a petition described: A petition has been presented by Shamekia Ivey requesting that Karmello Isaiah Ramponeau be allowed to change his name as follows: Karmello Isaiah-Lee Ivey IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT BOSTON ON OR BEFORE TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON 05/02/2013. WITNESS, HON. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: March 28, 2013 Patricia M. Campatelli Register of Probate
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METROWEST REGIONAL COLLABORATIVE DIRECTOR The MetroWest Regional Collaborative (MWRC) seeks candidates for the position of Director. MWRC is a coalition of nine MetroWest communities with a mission to promote inter-municipal cooperation and guide regional growth and change. MWRC is also a subregion of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, which serves as the fiduciary agent for MWRC. The Director reports to the Executive Board, and works with the Board to develop and implement policies and programs. Duties include: Advocacy to advance the common interests of MetroWest communities, especially in relation to land use, economic and housing development, transportation, environmental protection, and municipal governance and finance; provide technical assistance; provide program administration and finance oversight. Qualifications include: Three (3) years experience in planning, public administration, or related field; Experience with land use planning, municipal or state government, organizational management and development, and community relations. MA in planning or public administration or related field. This full-time position (37.5 hours per week) offers excellent state employee health, vacation, and retirement benefits and a beginning salary up to $60,000, commensurate with experience. For more information, please see: www.MetroWestCollaborative.org. Position is currently based in Ashland, MA. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid drivers’ license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC is an EOE/ AA Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The position is open until filled. PLEASE SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT “Jobs at MAPC” on MAPC WEB SITE www.mapc.org. AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE. Posted 4/12/13. Thomas E. Hauenstein; HR Manager.