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Celebrating Gay Pride in the Back Bay are NBA star Jason Collins and his former college roommate, U.S. Rep Joe Kennedy III on Saturday, June 8. (Patrick O’Connor photo)

Father’s Day rally to raise prostate health awareness Kassmin Williams After losing both grandfathers and his father to prostate cancer — and receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis of his own in 2000 — Thomas Farrington has set out to spread knowledge about what he describes as a crisis in black America. According to the National Cancer Institute, 152 men per 100,000 were diagnosed with prostate cancer between 2006 and 2010; for black men, the rate was 228 per 100,000 . In the case of deaths due to prostate cancer, 23 men per 100,000 died from the disease during that time, while the figure for black men was 50 per 100,000

according to NCI. NCI statistics also show that mortality for black men is two times higher than for white men, where 21.2 per 100,000 white men died from the disease between 2006 and 2010. “It is the largest disparity for any type of major cancer, and it’s one that does not get the type of visibility and recognition that it should,” Farrington said. “A crisis of that nature should have a much higher level of visibility.” This disparity and the lack of knowledge Farrington had about the disease at the time he was diagnosed pushed him to found the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) in Quincy in 2003. Nearly 300 prostate cancer survi-

vor members across the country assist PHEN in educating black men about the risk of prostate cancer, testing for the disease and treatment options. PHEN, which is celebrating a decade of spreading prostate cancer awareness in the black community, will host its fifth annual Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer, which has grown from a statewide initiative to a national event. The Father’s Day rally asks pastors to recognize men and families in their congregation who have been impacted by prostate cancer and pray for them in their church service on Father’s Day, June 16. The prayer and recognition Prostate, continued to page 10

U.S. Representative Ed Markey holds a modest seven percent lead over Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez as the campaign to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry heads to its final two weeks. According to a poll released on Monday by Suffolk University, Markey had the backing of 48 percent of voters compared with 41 percent for Gomez. The poll numbers are not all good news for the Democratic hopeful — Gomez is clearly gaining on him. A month ago, Markey had a 17 percent lead over Gomez, a Suffolk University poll showed. “Ed Markey — David continues to lead but the margin has dwindled,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston. The poll of 500 voters had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points and was conducted June 6 through June 9. The special election is on June 25. Part of the problem with Markey’s dwindling numbers are the several controversies plaguing the Obama administration, including recent stories on alleged privacy violations, the Suffolk poll stated. “Clearly voters do not want the investigative powers of the federal government to run rampant,” said

Paleologos. “Through no fault of Markey, the remaining undecideds in the Senate race are equally polarized on this issue and the fallout may be hurting the congressman. The normally solid terrain that a statewide Democrat traditionally enjoys in Massachusetts has become a little muddy and if these privacy issues continue, that footing could cause Markey to sink further.” To shore up the state’s Democratic base, President Barack Obama was scheduled to make a campaign stump for Markey at Roxbury Community College on Wednesday. A wealthy businessman and political newcomer, Gomez, 47, is a former Navy Seal and Paleologos the state’s first Latino candidate for U.S. Senate. Republicans are hoping that Gomez can score an upset similar to the one in 2010 by former Senator Scott Brown over Attorney General Martha Coakley in the campaign to fill the seat left vacant by Edward Kennedy. Brown became a Republican sensation but was later defeated by Elizabeth Warren. As the senior member of the all-Democratic congressional delegation, Markey, 66, was first elected in 1976 and is poised to take advantage of the seemingly insurmountable numbers that Democrats hold over Republicans in one of the nation’s bluest states.

“Ed Markey continues to lead but the margin has dwindled.”

Report: Racial gap persists in marijuana arrests possession Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil African Americans are nearly four times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana possession, despite similar rates of drug use, a new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union reveals. According to the ACLU’s findings, which rely on data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program and the U.S. Census, racial disparities in marijuana

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Adam Benjamin of Suffolk Construction with Voices & Visions 2013 Honoree John Hailer of Natixis Global Asset Management; Joan Wallace- Benjamin, President & CEO, The Home for Little Wanderers; and Milton Benjamin of CAGE Growth Strategies. The Home for Little Wanderers’ Voices & Visions gala raised $1.3 million to help Massachusetts children. (Cheryl Richards photo)

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The crowded race to replace Mayor Thomas Menino is underway as ten hopefuls debated issues of public education at a forum last week at the Edward Brooke Charter School in Roslindale. After the debate, (above) City Councilor Mike Ross shares a moment with former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie and former Codman Square Health Center CEO Bill Walczak. (Left) John Barros, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative executive director chats with City Councillors John Connelly and Felix Arroyo. (Bottom) Barros, Richie, Ross, Connolly, Walczak, Arroyo, City Councillor Marty Walsh, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and City Councillors Rob Consalvo and Charles Yancey flanked moderator Chad D’Entremont at the podium. (John Brewer photos)


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ACLU: End the destructive enforcement of marijuana possession laws Over the past several years, Americans across the country have been considering whether to de-criminalize marijuana. Already about 17 states have done so, and another 18 permit the use of cannabis for medical reasons. Nonetheless, the federal law forbidding the use or possession of marijuana remains in force. Despite the growing public acceptance of marijuana use, the arrests for blacks for possession have increased. According to a study by the American Civil Liberties Union, there is a substantial racial disparity in the arrests for marijuana possession across the country. In 2010, the arrest rate for possession by blacks was 714 per 100,000. The rate for whites was only 192 per 100,000. On average, African Americans are 3.72 times more likely than whites to be arrested in the U.S. for possession of marijuana. That is the national average. The disparity is much greater in some states. In Iowa, for example, an African American was 8.34 times more likely than a white to be arrested for marijuana possession in 2010. The racial disparity was 8.05 in Washington, D.C., 7.81 in Minnesota and 7.56 in Illinois. In all, 21 states were higher than the national average. According to the ACLU study, the incidence of marijuana use is comparable between blacks and whites. However, marijuana use for 18to-25-years-old from 2001 to 2010 was a little higher for whites, 33.4 percent to 27.6 percent for blacks. Those are the years when there are the most arrests for possession. The study results refute any assertion that there are more arrests of blacks because of their greater use of marijuana. Yet in every state, there is a greater likelihood of blacks being more subject than whites to arrest for possession. Consequently, a disproportionate number of blacks will face life with the impediment of a

criminal record. Taxpayers have to pay the substantial cost of enforcing the state laws against marijuana possession. According to the ACLU report, based on FBI data, the states paid in 2010 $1.75 billion for police, $1.37 billion for prosecution and $495.6 million for imprisonment. Not included is the cost of social services to provide for families that are disrupted because of the imprisonment of a parent. There is now some concern as to whether marijuana is sufficiently addicting and dangerous to health to justify such sizeable expenditures for law enforcement. According to the National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “long term marijuana use can lead to addiction.” This sounds more like the development of a bad habit than an addiction. According to the NIDA, an estimated only “9 percent of people who use marijuana will become dependent on it.” It sounds like cigarette smoking is more addictive. Alcoholic drinks are part of the culture and are an acceptable element of the social agenda. Alcoholism is considered to be merely a chronic disease rather than an addiction. Nonetheless, its consequences may be more destructive to the health and intellectual competence of the alcoholic than marijuana is to the so-called marijuana addict. The ACLU study concludes quite persuasively that the war on drugs “has needlessly ensnared hundreds of thousands of people in the criminal justice system, had a staggeringly disproportionate impact on African Americans, and comes at a tremendous human and financial cost.” The ACLU recommends, therefore, “that marijuana be legalized for persons 21 or older through a system of taxation, licensing and regulation.” Justice requires that Americans support the ACLU conclusion.

LETTERSto the Editor Payday loans aren’t for everyone A growing number of people continue to apply for payday loans (“Bank payday loans harming vulnerable senior citizens,” Bay State Banner, June 6, 2013). I’ve heard that it is a really fast and easy way to get money, but I’ve never tried this service because I’m not facing a cash flow problem. But I don’t understand those people who contact cash lenders and borrow money when they know they are unable to pay it back. Why do they do that? If you understand your inability to pay off your debt, then do better cutting costs and try to control your budget. I see large numbers of people who are in trouble now. How they will decide their debt repayment problems I do not even know. I wish them good luck.

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Republican hypocrisy constantly stuns me! 1) NSA spying: PRISM began under Bush, who also rammed down our throats the PATRIOT Act, specifically to legalize such NSA actions,

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OPINION Rice appointment is fitting rebuke to GOP Earl Ofari Hutchinson President Obama’s appointment of UN Ambassador Susan Rice as his National Security Adviser was a great move for two reasons. Rice has the same superb qualifications that would have made her an exemplary Secretary of State. This is the post that GOP obstructionists worked to ensure that she didn’t get. The second reason why Rice is the right choice for NSA is that it sends the message that the Obama Administration has not tossed in the towel and capitulated to the GOP’s campaign of bullying, intimidation and vilification of Obama nominees and appointees to cabinet and administration positions. The GOP sniffed that the Benghazi debacle and Rice’s alleged role in misrepresenting and mishandling it could pay big political dividends. GOP senators then used Rice as a surrogate in part to batter Obama, and in part to paint the administration as incompetent, neglectful and duplicitous on crucial Middle East policy matters. Rice’s appointment as NSA is bulletproof in the sense that she is not subject to Senate confirmation. However, this doesn’t mean that Rice or Obama is out of the woods completely with her appointment. Arizona Sen. John McCain who, opposed any thought of a Rice nomination for Secretary of State, said he still didn’t agree with the Rice appointment as NSA. Other GOP senators who were fierce Rice antagonists were more guarded in their comments about her appointment. They were more conciliatory to Rice for one very embarrassing reason and another politically cagey reason. The embarrassment to the GOP was the smoking gun emails between leading administration officials in the days immediately after the Benghazi attack. The emails proved what the Obama administration had contended all along — Rice had no role in cobbling together the talking points that she used on television talk shows to paint the attack as an anti-U.S. protest and not a planned terrorist attack. The GOP got a lot of mileage out of that falsehood. But there’s still the political calculation about Rice. The GOP almost certainly will keep her as their trump card to play each and every time that it wants to tweak, scold or outright assail an alleged stumble by Obama on a Middle East policy issue. It could be a terrorist attack, the Syrian civil war, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Afghan war, the threat of Iran’s nuclear development program and Iraq instability. The aim as always is to taint and discredit Obama’s foreign policy initiatives. However, this in itself won’t be the distraction that the GOP would like it to be for Obama. He, as have other presidents, has faced some backlash from real or manufactured controversies by opponents over an appointee or nominee. In an exact reverse situation when then-President Bush nominated his NSA Condoleezza Rice for Secretary of State, Rice was slammed hard by some Democratic senators for helping sell Bush’s falsehood on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. The threat to delay Rice’s confirmation in the Senate quickly fizzled out, and she was confirmed. This did not distract or dampen Bush in his pursuit of his key initiatives. There was not the slightest inference that nominating Rice — and standing behind her in the face of Democrats grumbles about her — would pose a moral threat to his administration’s larger agenda items. The political reality is that the legislative business that Congress and the White House must do never has been shut down by any political squabble over a presidential appointee. Rice will not be Obama’s only appointment in the still early stages of his second term. He will — as all presidents do — see a small revolving door of some cabinet members and agency heads who will leave and must be replaced. There almost certainly will be another Obama pick that will raise some eyebrows and draw inevitable fire from either the GOP or some interests groups. Like other presidents, Obama will have to weigh carefully the political fallout, if any, from his pick. But as is usually the case, the likelihood of any lasting harm to the administration will be minimal to nonexistent. It took time, but Rice got the reward that she deserved. As Obama’s eyes and ears on crucial foreign policy matters, and his troubleshooter and adviser on hotspot issues, she will be a key player in the Obama Administration. This is only fitting for someone who had the right stuff to ably fill the role as the international face of Obama Administration foreign policy decisions if she had gotten the Secretary of State job. It’s an even more fitting rebuke to a GOP that did everything it could to make sure she didn’t.

Do you think condoms should be distributed in public high schools?

I think so. Are teenagers having sex? If yes, then they need condoms. We know they are. They need condoms and sex education.

No. Because that’s between the parents and the child. You can’t tell a child it’s okay to have sex without consulting the parents.

No. I’m a believer in Christ. Parents should have the freedom to teach their kids about sex, not schools. If the kid gets pregnant, the parents are the ones who are responsible.

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Yes. It prevents pregnancy. If they had that when I was growing up, I wouldn’t have had a kid at 17.

I think no, because it encourages premarital sex.

I think they should. Kids are having sex. Our culture is sexual. Look at the music videos and magazines.

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INthe news Abria Smith Abria Smith has been appointed associate director for community affairs and campus engagement in the president’s office of education outreach at Berklee College of Music. She previously served as the community partnerships manager. Smith will be the liaison between the college and city agencies that share Berklee’s commitment to cultural, artistic and educational development, including the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Smith also will assist the vice president for real estate and serve as co-chair of the Neighborhood Improvement Committee maintaining and establishing relations with property-owners, businesses, resident associations and organizations that abut the campus. Residents might already be aware of Smith’s reach into neighborhoods. Her office pro-

duces the free Tito Puente Latin Music Series, Swingin’ in the Fens, and Jazz at the Fort concerts in Roxbury, the South End, the Fenway, East Boston and Jamaica Plain. Smith was born and raised in Boston, and has a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee Col-

lege and a Master’s of Education from Cambridge College. She is a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist. She has written plays that have become staged productions, acted in theatre and films, and published a book of poetry. Her poetry book, Somebody Soup, is her most recent work.


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Supreme Court ruling may lead to privacy violations Adrienne T. Washington Preeminent Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree said the Supreme Court’s ruling last week legitimizing Maryland law enforcement’s use of an overreaching procedure of collecting genetic data in serious crimes will likely lead the way to more troubling privacy violations of the 4th Amendment’s protection against “unreasonable search and seizure.”

A N A LY S I S “This opens up a Pandora’s Box on how far law enforcement can go with technology as evidence tools going forward,” Ogletree said, adding, “This hotly contested [criminal justice] issue won’t be resolved with this case or even the next one; it will take some time to figure out.” Ogletree notes a trend in the Supreme Court’s split ruling (5-4) that DNA sampling is minimally intrusive and does not violate the 4th Amendment. He suspects there will be similar close decisions as court watchers wait for the justice’s ruling in two critical upcoming civil rights cases before their term ends — one on voting rights, the other on affirmative action in higher education. Last week’s Supreme Court

decision overturned an earlier ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals. The Maryland challenge came from Alonzo King, of Wicomico County, whose DNA sample was linked to a 2003 unsolved rape after he was arrested in 2009 on an unrelated assault charge. He was later convicted of the rape. Justice Anthony Kennedy ruled the DNA sampling was a simple police booking procedure to “identify” suspects, while conservative Justice Antonin Scalia — usually not one that Ogletree agrees with — said it is an overreaching power tool for police and prosecutors which can be used whether you are “arrested rightly or wrongly, and for whatever reason.” “It is so clear that [Scalia] in making his dissent is lamenting the role of technology in what the founders meant with the [4th] Amendment,” Ogletree said. He pointed out that Justice Stephen Breyer, who sided with the conservative wing, has a history of ruling in favor of law enforcement against defendants in criminal cases and Scalia is a strict adherent of what he views as the original words and intent of the Founding Fathers. Maryland’s test case on the collection of DNA samples without a warrant, Ogletree warns, is a watershed ruling which is not just about locking up criminals or

“fishing expeditions” for suspects from the cold case database, but it is also sets the stage for further erosion of all citizens’ rights to privacy. Even former Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Glenn Ivey, who pushed for DNA sampling to get “cold case hits” from the national database, agreed that the ruling tests new limits and has “widespread implications for everyone.” In a television interview last week, he added that is why “state legislatures need to set limits on how [the DNA sampling] is used.” When you shut your door and close your curtains do you have “a reasonable expectation of privacy,” believing that your intimate actions will remain private? When you are driving down the street “in plain view” but with the windows rolled up, do you trust that your heart-toheart confession to a close confidant will not end up as criminal evidence someday? How far will law enforcement be allowed to intrude on your privacy as more sophisticated 21st century surveillance and technological tools are invented to ease investigations? The well-known legal scholar was in Baltimore last week to be the keynote speaker at the Mentoring Male Teens dinner which raises funds to send the young “kings” on college tours. “I only wish there were more African

Americans like [founder Cameron Miles] who would spend all their time and money doing the same to help troubled youth who find themselves often fatherless, homeless and without a vision for their lives,” Ogletree said. The former deputy director of the D.C. Public Defender Service and trustee of the University of the District of Columbia, is also cofounder of a public charter school in Cambridge, Mass., the Benjamin Banneker Charter School for neighborhood children who have “troubling experiences” in the regular public school. He hired specialized teachers with expertise and empathy for working with

He suspects a split decision in the Fisher case will negate the 2003 Supreme Court affirmative action ruling involving the University of Michigan in which retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s argued was based on the importance of diversity in the classroom, the military, and the workplace. Predicting a similar split decision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act case, Ogletree said the court will likely strike down the central statute which requires federal oversight and permission for any changes in local voting practices in states which historically violated and suppressed minority

“This opens up a Pandora’s Box on how far law enforcement can go with technology as evidence tools going forward.” — Charles Ogletree the students on subjects modeled after Maryland-born Banneker’s accomplishment in science, technology, engineering and math — now known as STEM courses. He is proud of those students who are now graduating from college, some with honors. However, some minority students may not be so fortunate in the future. Ogletree is keeping a watchful eye on the Supreme Court which is expected to rule any day now — before their session ends in June — on a landmark education case, Fisher v. Univ. of Texas, which “will likely end affirmative action as we know it.”

voting rights. “We’ll have to wait and see what happens going forward,” Ogletree said, “it’s only days away.” Afro-American Newspapers

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Time to close loopholes by passing ‘Paycheck Fairness’ Alice Wadden It seems like yesterday when I first got involved in working to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Massachusetts. In truth, it was 40 years ago —1973. Much has changed since

then, and even more has changed since 1963, when President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. B u t t w o t h i n g s h a v e n ’t changed: Women still earn significantly less than men, and Congress still needs to act to fix this problem.

In 2011, women working full time in the U.S. earned an average of only 77 percent of what men earned. In Massachusetts, the earnings ratio was the same, with some parts of the state experiencing an even wider wage gap. According to one estimate,

Celebrating 25 years of history at The Partnership’s three day leadership conference on Martha’s Vineyard are the women who have led the organization as President & CEO: (L-R) immediate past president, Dr Beverly Edgehill; current president, Carol Fulp; and founding president, Benaree Wiley. The Partnership is an organization dedicated to leadership development for professionals of color. (Don West photo)

college-educated women working full-time earn more than a half-million dollars less than their male peers do over the course of a lifetime. As fair pay champion Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut recently told U.S. News and World Report, equal pay is “not a women’s issue. It is an economic issue for the family.” June 10 was the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, but the law is in bad shape. It hasn’t been updated in 50 years, even though our nation has passed several civil rights laws since then, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. In the meantime, what issues have created roadblocks to equal pay? One is lack of transparency in salaries and wage practices. Our state government recognized the importance of transparency when it created the Massachusetts Open Checkbook, which allows anyone to find out how much state money is spent in a certain area. But in Massachusetts and most other states, it remains difficult for employees to learn about wage disparities and evaluate whether they are experiencing wage discrimination — a form of transparency much more fundamental and personal than transparency in the state budget. That’s because the Equal Pay Act lacks provisions preventing employers from retaliating against employees who ask about wages or share their salary information, meaning that many employees never find out about wage discrepancies because they’re too afraid to ask. This example is just one of the

many loopholes in the Equal Pay Act that have kept the legislation from achieving its purpose of eliminating the wage gap. A bill pending in Congress, the Paycheck Fairness Act, would close these loopholes, bring the Equal Pay Act in line with all other civil-rights laws and give employers and employees the tools they need to end unequal pay practices. In recent years, my membership in the Lexington-Bedford branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has allowed me to be part of a national organization that has been an advocate for women and girls since 1881. I am proud to join AAUW in calling on Massachusetts’ elected officials to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. I urge our elected officials to keep up the fight for equal pay and bring the Paycheck Fairness Act up for a vote. It’s been 40 years since I began fighting for equal rights as a citizen activist, and 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was passed. I won’t wait any longer, and neither should you. Contact your elected officials today, and urge them to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. Alice Wadden is co-president of the American Association of University Women Bedford-Lexington branch. The Lord is the embodiment of bliss; there is no joy in anything else. The ocean of bliss is within you. Why not pursue it? Turn from outer beauty, and cast your gaze within. As long as you continue to look outside, happiness will elude you. — Swami Muktananda

To Former RoxComp Patients Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center closed its doors on March 22, 2013. Former patients may have their new Provider request a copy of their medical record by sending or faxing a copy of a completed Release of Information Form to RoxComp at Fax number (617) 541-3782. The form can be obtained on the RoxComp website. You may also request a copy of your Medical/Dental records to be sent to your new Provider or Health Center. Or Obtain a copy of medical/dental records in person by visiting RoxComp located at 435 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA, 02119. Before June 30, 2013 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Monday through Thursday. A Parent or Guardian must request medical records for anyone under the age of 18. You will be required to complete a Release of Information Form and must bring with you a state issued license or picture ID, or passport. Visit our website for further information and to download forms at www.Roxcomp.org If you have any questions, please contact the Medical Records Hotline at (617) 318-1700.


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HOTSPOTS The Beehive Brings Bohemia to the South End

The Beehive, which sits unobtrusively in the South End, reflects the eclectic nature of La Ruche [“the beehive”] an early 20th Century French artistic haven. La Ruche was a retreat for idealist thinkers and artisans of varying cultures and backgrounds. The Beehive brings this same bohemian philosophy into the décor, cuisine and atmosphere of this buzzing restaurant and jazz club.

The Décor: The restaurant is separated into three main areas: the bar, main dining room and stage. With this separation of space, guests are able to have three distinct experiences. In the bar, the after work crowd can gather for a quick drink. In the main dining room, diners have space to make conversation the main focus. In the stage area, patrons can groove to the sounds of live jazz. The exposed brick walls feature cascading deep plum draperies. The lights, crystal chandeliers and flickering table candles add to the intimate ambiance. Everywhere you look there is something eye catching; from the mounted moose head to the whimsical birds that adorn a sheer window dressing. The pieces seem strange individually, but put together add warmth and depth. “We want guests to feel like this is their home, to share, to eat and be comfortable,” said Bertil Jean-Chronberg, general manager and sommelier.

The cocktail list is not as expansive, but still piques interest. Favorites are The Queen Bee (Tito’s Vodka, fresh grapefruit, St. Germaine and champagne) and the brunch Beelini made with fresh apricot nectar and champagne. I opted for the Bodeya Dante Robina Malbec bottled in Mendoza, Argentina. The subtly spicy flavor paired well with the flavorful meal to come.

Bites: The menu brings together the diverse cultures of the original La Ruche house with Arabian, French and Polish influences. Though it’s not advertised, all food menu items are fresh, locally sourced, organic (when possible) and cruelty-free. “We don’t advertise it, because when you are a quality restaurant that is what you do; that is what you should be doing,” Jean-Chronberg says. “You should want to put out the best quality food. Here we make soul food. Food from the soul. When you are passionate about what you do that goes into everything that you produce.”

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sive. It is important to note frites are served as a thick chip rather than a traditional French fry. Other popular appetizers are the Moroccan Cigars (lamb-filled phyllo spring rolls) and poutine (cheese and gravy frites) — listed as side dishes.

Mains: The clever presentation of the popular Moroccan couscous made an impression. To satisfy varying tastes, vegetarian and lamb with chicken options are available. The sauce was very spicy, but fortunately comes in a side dish to add as little or as much desired heat. Other popular dishes are skirt steak, NY strip, filet mignon and rib eye varieties.

Dessert: The Maple Syrup Bread Pudding was the dessert choice. It was served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. It was delightfully crunchy on the outside and soft and spongy on the inside. It was a little dry even with the ice cream and maple syrup, so paring it with a hot chamomile tea was the perfect coupling.

range from local artists to worldrenowned, Grammy Award-winning musicians.

Why you should visit: The Beehive stays true to the bohemian spirit that blends cultures in music, cuisine and styling. Their attention to producing quality food and intimate atmosphere makes it a space where anyone can feel at home.

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Entertainment: The Beehive was recently named one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world by Downbeat Magazine and has free nightly, live entertainment at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Acts

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Appetizer: The truffled potato and cheese perogies were served with caramelized onions on top, a side of sour cream and a side salad. Though it is an appetizer, it was portioned to be shared. The crisp vinaigrette salad was a nice compliment to the heavier savory flavors of the perogies. The Beehive Frites (potato, sage and sea salt) which were listed as a side, could also be placed on the appetizer list as the portion was mas-

Drinks: Jean-Chronberg boasts that they have one of the most expansive champagne lists in the area, with over 69 brands that can be bought by the bottle.

The Beehive Frites (potato, sage and sea salt)

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raises awareness about prostate cancer and offers a community of support to men who tend to deal with prostate cancer alone, Farrington said. “Many times, men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and prostate cancer survivors, they suffer in silence, and

that’s one of the biggest issues,” Farrington said. The event came out of PHEN’s African-American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit in Washington, D.C., which began in 2005 and focuses on impacting national policy. “We needed something to really impact at the grassroots level, so that’s the reason we started the Father’s Day rally, to be able to reach out into the com-

(L to R) Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s Music Director Chris Wilkins, Composer Ambassador Swanee Hunt, and tenor Yeghishe Manucharyan pose for a photo at Bethel AME Church after last Sunday’s performance of Hunt’s “The Witness Cantata.” Rev. Ray Hammond is pastor of the Jamaica Plain church. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Salvatoriello)

munity and impact and educate,” Farrington said. The first year, PHEN partnered with about 30 churches in Massachusetts, and the group launched the national initiative in 2010. Last year, about 200,000 people participated. PHEN hopes to bring that number to close to a million this year and has added a second event to open this year’s rally. Church partners will host PHEN educational symposiums in six states, including Massachusetts, on June 15. The symposium in Massachusetts will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Twelfth Baptist Church, 150-160 Warren St. in Roxbury. The Twelfth Baptist Church has participated in the rally since its inception in 2009. Church pastor and prostate cancer survivor Arthur Gerald Jr. said he has seen several men from the church visit doctors and find out they have prostate cancer after attending a rally. Partnering with churches for the rallies also brings in the ele-

ment of faith, Farrington said, to help people stricken with prostate cancer overcome the mental and

deaths in his family. Farrington, who had a recurrence of prostate cancer in 2009

“It is the largest disparity for any type of major cancer, and it’s one that does not get the type of visibility and recognition that it should.” — Thomas Farrington emotional challenges associated with the disease. “Fear is a big issue with prostate cancer,” Farrington said. “With any cancer, it’s fear and you’ve got to have that element of faith that’s going to help you get through and face cancer with success. A lot of time if you don’t have that, the psyche part of facing cancer can be overwhelming.” Along with the goal to raise awareness of prostate cancer in the black community, Farrington has a personal goal of his own: to break the chain of prostate cancer

but treated it successfully, is also an example of the impact of prostate health education. “Knowledge is your best defense,” Farrington said. “Without doing what I’m doing and my knowledge, I never would’ve known that [treatment] existed.” To participate in PHEN’s Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer visit prostatehealthed.org, click on Massachusetts on the map at the top of the webpage, and then click on “PHEN’s Father’s Day Rally Church Partners” for a list of participating churches.

Ebeneezer AME Church Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson leading the Father’s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer in Fort Washington, M.D. in 2011. (Photo courtesy of PHEN)


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MEN’S HEALTH a special advertorial section

Partners HealthCare Hospitals are working to improve men’s health in our communities The founding hospitals of Partners HealthCare are addressing Men’s health in innovative ways. Here are just two examples: The Brigham and Women’s Hospital is addressing violence as a disease — one that disproportionately affects low income and vulnerable people, and Massachusetts General Hospital is providing hundreds of young men opportunities to thrive through its Leadership Academy.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is addressing violence as a disease Youth violence in Boston is a growing public health issue that requires immediate and ongoing attention from various stakeholders, including major health institutions. Data shows homicide is the leading cause of death for young African American men and the second leading cause of death for young Latino men.

Since the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15th, six people have been shot and killed, and over 44 gun related injuries have occurred in the communities of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is treating violence like a disease, using hospital resources to save lives and shift the thinking about this problem. The vision: Provide services that mitigate negative economic and social consequences of violence for victims, their families and communities with programs that are integral pieces to one strategic puzzle. One program, the Violence Prevention Program (VPP), works to prevent future violence by increasing protective factors — building resiliency, creating safe spaces and supporting reflection on trauma. A second program, the Violence Recovery Program (VRP), provides intensive intervention and follow-up services after violence has occurred. The two work hand-inhand to provide a comprehensive trauma response to young people most impacted by violence that

will lead to safer, more connected futures. The VRP works with youth treated at BWH as a result of penetrating injuries. The Recovery Specialist connects with patients and families to provide support while they heal, guidance navigating the health care system and a safety plan for when they leave the hospital. For the next year and with community partners, the Recovery Specialist follows and mentors patients, helping them to sustain their safety plan. The VPP is an innovative approach to bridge the gaps between partner violence, community violence and sexual assault. It is rooted in a health equity approach and addresses the impact of exposure to multiple forms of violence and trauma through a racial and gender justice lens. These strategies have made an impact on both the patients and the hospital community. According to Dr. Jonathan Gates, Medical Director, Trauma Services at BWH, “This program is transformational. It changes the way we work on these cases.” Partners, continued to page 15

David Crump, Violence Recovery Specialist for Brigham and Women’s Hospital, talks with a client in a Boston neighborhood.


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MEN’S HEALTH a special advertorial section

Whittier Street Men’s Health Summit emphasizes prevention, fitness — and dancing Billy Blanks Jr. knows you can’t dance away all your problems. But the second-generation fitness guru and choreographer also knows you can dance your way to better health and have a good time doing it. That’s the message he will deliver as the keynote speaker for the Whittier Street Health Center’s annual Men’s Health Summit, “Educating, Engaging and Empowering Men for the Future.” The free event, which brings 300 people to the health center at 1290 Tremont St. in Roxbury, will be held Saturday, June 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Blanks Jr. is the son of Billy Blanks, who started the Tae Bo fitness revolution of the 1990s. Although similarly dedicated to health and fitness, the son has followed a different, sometimes difficult path — one to which the racially and ethnically diverse populations served by Whittier can relate. Just a few years ago, Blanks Jr. and his wife, Sharon Catherine Blanks, were nearly homeless, working at a fitness center in California. Their belief in each other and their dance-fitness program has fueled their success, which includes winning funding from

Daymond John and Mark Cuban via the ABC-TV program Shark Tank, and more recently, an appearance on the TV show Dr. Oz. They are also in the process of launching their own original family lifestyle and fitness show, America’s Fit Party. “Billy Blanks Jr. is an exceptional example of how strong men can engage and empower others,” said Frederica Williams, President and CEO, Whittier Street Health Center. “His passion for fitness, along with inclusion of all people at all levels of fitness makes him a great ambassador for both men’s health and this summit. We hope that with his influence, and that of our

honorees and panelists, we continue to raise the awareness of how important it is for men to seek preventative health care.” The annual Men’s Health Summit is one of the innovative ways Williams has drawn attention to the issues of men’s health, especially among communities of color. An integral part of the summit is providing a general understanding of men’s health and educating men on the importance of getting screened for diseases for which they may be at risk. According to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, men are much less likely than women to look after their health and see physicians.

They’re 25 percent less likely to have visited a health care provider in the past year, and almost 40 percent more likely to have skipped recommended cholesterol screenings. According to the CDC 2012 report on life expectancy, since 1980, men’s life expectancy rose from 70 to 76, while women’s increased from 77 to 81. The average life expectancy of black men is 70 years The goal of the summit is to raise awareness among men that physical, mental and spiritual health are interconnected and that by taking charge of their own health, they can build a stronger family and community. Blanks’ fitness DVD, Dance With Me,

More information about the Men’s Health Summit and Whittier’s other innovative and groundbreaking programs — including its Cancer Care Center and diabetes prevention and control programs —

visit www.wshc.org or call 617-989-3111.

and workout program also ties these elements together. In addition to the keynote address, free health fair, youth workshops and free health screenings, the Men’s Health Summit will also recognize the 2013 Whittier Men’s Health Champions, including: • Frank Doyle, Executive Director of the Boston HealthNet • Andrew Davis, President and CEO of Carney Hospital • Matthew Shadrick, Executive Vice President of Eastern Benefits Group • Jay Gonzalez, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Celt iCare Insurance • Dr. Cyril Ubiem, Coordinator of the Structured Outpatient Addiction Program (SOAP) at Whittier Street Health Center Whittier serves more than 25,000 clients annually, including approximately 100,000 clinic visits and 20,000 community outreach visits. Whittier provides a comprehensive array of 40 healthcare programs and services designed to meet the primary health care, behavioral health and social needs of its ethnically and racially diverse community.

Whittier Street Health Center - 1290 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120 - www.WSHC.org

Walk in for your Urgent Care needs. The Urgent care hours are 8:30am–8:00pm Monday–Friday and 8:30am–5:00pm on Saturday For more information please call 617-427-1000


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MEN’S HEALTH a special advertorial section

Nutrition experts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute share tips on balanced and healthy eating with easy-to-digest protein 30 to 60 minutes prior • Eat low-fat foods (to allow easy digestion and prevent an upset stomach) • Drink enough water to prevent feeling thirsty Example: Smoothie with fruit (banana, apple, orange and coconut water for electrolytes), ½ cup oatmeal + dried fruit, 1 slice whole grain toast with almond or peanut butter.

bohydrate to protein: (e.g., cottage cheese and pineapple, apple and avocado or natural nut-butter, cheese-stick and a handful of grapes). • Replace lost water and electrolytes (sodium and potassium) with coconut water or your own homemade sports drink, combining 2 liters of water with frozen berries or 100 percent fresh fruit juice and ½ teaspoon of salt. • For more serious training, practice weighing yourself before and after a workout. Drink 16-ounce “gulps” of water for every 1 pound of weight lost.

Warm weather is finally here, and it’s time to get outdoors, enjoy the sun During exercise and kick-start your work- • Hydration is key out routine. Whether train- • Drink 3 to 6 ounces of water every 15 to 20 minutes ing for a marathon, triatha• For very intense exercise, lon or a 5K, we are all lookdrink 6 to 12 ounces every 15 ing for the best nutrition Sample recovery meals to 20 minutes guidance for peak perfor• Nitrate-free or roasted turkey • For intense exercise past 60 mance. sandwich with avocado and minutes, drink electrolytetomato Fuel and hydration is rich fluids like coconut water. • Canned wild salmon salad for critical before, during and Post-workout Omega-3s, with avocado, cuafter an intense workout to Consume a healthy, high-carb, cumber, tomato, sunflower seeds achieve maximum results. high-protein snack/meal within • Pita wrap with hummus Here are some helpful tips 30 to 60 minutes for the fastest spread, cucumber, avocado, muscle repair and replenishment for your training season: tomato, and olive

Pre-workout • Eat a high carbohydrate snack

of energy stores. • Within 30 minutes, eat a snack with a 4:1 ratio of car-

• Peanut/almond/sunflower nut butter on whole-grain wrap with

apple/pear slices (try adding granola and a drizzle of honey) • Clean bean salad: Mix ½ cup of fresh/frozen corn with ½ cup black beans, 1 chopped tomato and a sprinkle of spicy taco seasoning • Raspberry cream smoothie • Wheat berry, edamame salad

When to use sports drinks Sports drinks with electrolytes and carbohydrates are important to replenish what is lost in intense exercise, but should only be used after 60 minutes of high-intensity exercise. Otherwise, they tend to add too many calories and added sugars.

Water Water is essential for good health and helping you achieve your peak performance. Adequate intake should be 13 cups for men and about 9 cups for women. However, depending on your activity level, perspiration rate, climate, and current health status, you may need more or less. Don’t like water? • Add a dash of 100 percent fruit juice (fresh made is best).

• Try sparkling water/seltzer. • Infuse your water with fresh fruit/herbs (slices of lemon, lime, orange, cucumber, or mint).

Importance of protein Protein is essential for important functions in our body. But did you know that the average American eats about twice as much protein as is actually required? Excess protein can burden the body, leading to dehydration or kidney strain. You cannot process more than 40 grams of protein at one sitting, and more than this amount will be stored as fat.

Food first Opt for whole foods over snack bars. If using an energy/snack bar, read your labels to choose a healthy effective choice. Power foods, continued to page 15


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MEN’S HEALTH a special advertorial section

Everyone Deserves ‘A Place to Disclose’ The room in Codman Square Health Center grew still right before each of the men in the group began to relive the moments that changed their lives forever — the moments when they were diagnosed with HIV and the taxing process of identifying and accepting who infected them. Many times, they were betrayed by someone they cared for deeply. “The moment I decided to trust him, I felt my vulnerability turn into invincibility,” one member regretfully recounted. “Shortly after, I remember my health began to decline rapidly. I couldn’t hold any food down and I eventually found myself in the ER after I passed out on the floor [at home]. I didn’t know what was happening to my body.” Another member spoke out about being so depressed after his diagnosis that he stayed in his room for days crying, not eating and not wanting to live. Tears began to stream down his cheeks as he recounted the anger, isolation and hopelessness. Other members quickly consoled him as he dried his eyes. Each story of love, betrayal, judgment, isolation and fear was released into the room — stories were told that some had never

even heard themselves speak out loud before. There was not a dry eye in the entire room. Then the atmosphere changed once again as one by one, the guys in the room dried their eyes and

so important in light of the impact HIV/AIDS has had on this community, particularly black men who have sex with men (MSM), who are the most disproportionately infected in this country.

Affirmations began to be spoken to each other and there was a sense of solidarity and brotherhood. Healing had taken place for everyone that night. began to smile as they realized that despite their traumatic experiences battling HIV and its stigma, they were still here. Affirmations began to be spoken to each other and there was a sense of solidarity and brotherhood. Healing had taken place for everyone that night. As another group meeting came to an end, the members were encouraged to remember what had transpired that evening and why a support group for gay and bisexual men of color living with HIV was

According to a recent article in the Huffington Post that was based on a recent study (May 2013), the major factor that may contribute to this disparity among black MSM is not that black MSM are having more unprotected sex than other racial groups, but rather a result of the sexual networks of black MSM. Moreover, black MSM are far more likely to have sex with other black MSM compared to other racial groups. However, the plight of black MSM is far deeper than just sexual

networks and increases of HIV rates among this population. Homophobia within the black community and racism within the MSM community at large also contributes to this plight around the intersections of sexuality and racial identity, respectively. Additionally, men in general are more likely to internalize their emotion and isolate themselves during traumatic situations rather than express and seek support, according to a Psychology Today article entitled “Expressive Trap” (February, 2011). This fact, compounded by the plight of black MSM in this country, creates a great need for support and affirmation, especially since we are all built to grieve and deal with trauma collectively, not in isolation. Therefore, groups like Guyz Group at Codman Square Health Center that focus on creating a supportive and confidential environment for MSM of color living with HIV are just one answer to the plight of this population, the stigma around HIV and the lack of acceptance from family and friends. As one group member explained when asked why Guyz Group was important: “Everyone deserves a place to disclose.”

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The Guyz Group at Codman Square Health Center is a support group for gay/bisexual men of color living with HIV. Codman Square Health Center is committed to providing a wide range of services for their patients. For more information about the Guyz Group, please contact Earnest Simpkins at 617-822-8205 or earnest.simpkins@ codman.org, or visit the Health Center website for additional information on our services at www.codman.org.


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High School students participate in the Accelerated College Experience program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Massachusetts General Hospital is developing healthy futures for young men of color through its Leadership Academy Research shows that educational attainment is highly correlated with economic status and is a strong predictor of health status. Every year for the past two decades, Mass General has offered educational and employment opportunities in health and science to hundreds of Boston youth to inspire an interest in health careers. MGH is committed to expanding the horizons of these young people as a longterm health improvement strategy as well as a workforce development strategy. This year, the MGH Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) and MGH Youth Programs will provide nearly 500 youth from Boston, Chelsea and Revere with academic, life and career skills that expand and enhance their educational and career options through activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). These activities allow young people to forge relationship with caring health professionals while building skills through experiences related to STEM subjects and ca-

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Check for: • >7 grams of protein • >3 grams of fiber • <6 to 7 grams of sugar • <1 gram of saturated fat Avoid high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oil and sugars/ syrups/additives. Dana-Farber has a new free nutrition app to assist you with eating right. The app is available for all Apple iPhone® users with IOS 5 or higher. It can be downloaded by going to the Apple iTunes® store. High resolution images and a video showing how to use the app are available at www.dana-farber. org/nutritionapp. Ask The Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer was designed and developed in partnership with iFactory, a Boston-based interactive agency.

reers, life sciences and health and wellness. Many of the youth served by MGH Youth Programs are young men of color, and in today’s society, they face challenges every day. Recognizing these challenges, the MGH Youth Programs recently sponsored a two-day Leaders Academy for 17 male high school student program participants. The program, created by Accelerated College Experience (ACE), was designed to develop the students’ skills to make smart choices, build self-esteem and prepare for college. During the seminar, the young men defined and reviewed the skills and traits of a good leader. They discussed the powerful influence that they, as leaders, can bring to make change in their respective communities. The young men also linked their educational pursuits to their career aspirations, and what it takes to get there. Christy Egun, the Director of Boston Partnerships for CCHI at MGH, said Leaders Academy draws out the leadership potential in each young man so that he and everyone around him recognize these outstanding qualities. “Our goal is to have these bright young men — our future doctors and scientists and engineers — understand their strengths and seek the paths that lead to very bright and healthy futures for each of them and for their communities,” Egun said.

More information about nutrition and cancer can be found on Dana-Farber’s Nutrition Services web page and Dana-Farber’s blog Insight. For more information on nutrition and cancer prevention visit www.dana-farber.org. Protein recommendation data compiled from the American College of Sports Medicine, American Dietetic Association, and Dietitians of Canada Joint Position Statement stated in Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook.

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Hip Hip Zulay! Zulay Henao talks about playing Marianna on Love Thy Neighbor, a new TV sitcom airing on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network.

Kam Williams Zulay Henao was born in Medellin, Colombia on May 29, 1979, and moved to the United States with her family when she was four years old. Living in New Jersey, she knew from an early age that she wanted to be an actress. But Henao didn’t follow the conventional route to fame. In fact, she took a pit stop and joined the U.S. Army after graduating from high school. While stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., she found time to study at Methodist College. After completing her commitment to the military, Zulay decided to pursue her dream of performing. She enrolled at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts,

where she studied for several years. It was during this tenure that her break came when she landed the female lead in Feel the Noise starring opposite music sensation Omarion. It was then that Hollywood insiders began to take notice of her irresistible beauty and talent. She was hand selected by writerdirector Tom Skull to star in his horror feature Grizzly Park. Next would be the role that would really put Henao on Hollywood’s radar – a starring role as Channing Tatum’s love interest in Fighting. She would subsequently go on to star in John Singleton’s Takers alongside the star-studded cast of Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Michael Ealy, Hayden Christensen, Chris Brown, Matt Dillon, Zoe Saldana

a comedic spin, with a cast of characters that we can all relate to.

hates when I go home to visit my mom and her cooking. [Laughs]

How would you describe your character, Marianna?

What was the last book you read?

She is strong-willed yet kind, sensitive and emotional. I like to think that she is the voice of reason within the group.

I am currently reading The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson. It’s phenomenal! I highly recommend it.

What interested you in Love Thy Neighbor?

What’s it like having your first starring role on a television series?

What was the last song you listened to?

This role was very important to me because I had the opportunity to portray an educated, professional, sexy, and powerful Latina on mainstream television.

Being on this television show is a huge platform for me, a unique opportunity to reach my demographic in a way that motivates and empowers. I feel truly blessed.

Tell me a little about the sitcom?

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Love Thy Neighbor, to me, is a sitcom about life and friends with

Latin food is my guiltiest pleasure and my demise. My trainer

and Jay Hernandez. No stranger to the small screen, Zulay’s TV credits include guest-starring roles on such series as Grey’s Anatomy and Army Wives. Next year, she will appear in Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club alongside Amy Smart, Nia Long, Terry Crews and Eddie Cibrian.

I just sang my heart out to “Ahora Quien” by Marc Anthony.

What is your favorite dish to cook? I love to mix things up and create new dishes in the kitchen. I love cooking shrimp scampi and having a glass of Pinot Grigio Zulay, continued to page 20


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Hot new releases for the upcoming season r e m m Su e d i u G m u b l A body’s Perfect,” which dropped the same day he revealed his album release date.

Kassmin Williams

The summer months are a big deal when it comes to black music. Between June and July, R&B and hip hop fans will see artists who have been absent from the music scene returning and those already on the scene continuing to make music.

John Legend “Love in the Future” June 25 The five-year wait is over for R&B and soul crooner John Legend, who will release his fourth album, “Love in the Future,” June 25. The first single, “Who Do We Think We Are” featuring Rick Ross hit radio waves in April. Legend told Billboard.com that the album will have a similar feel to his first and second albums, “Get Lifted” and “Once Again.” The G.O.O.D. Music artist reunited with Kanye West to work on the album.

India Arie “Songversation” June 25 On the same day, R&B lovers can pick up India Arie’s new album “Songversation,” her first new album in three years. The album features Arie’s new single, “Cocoa Butter.” The Soulbird Music and Motown Records artist told Essence Magazine she hopes “Song-

versation” will spark conversation for listeners.

Wale “The Gifted” June 25 June 25 is also a big day for rapper Wale, who will drop his third album, “The Gifted.” The album features a number of collaborations including Meek Mill, Lyfe Jennings, Cee-Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and Rick Ross and features the Maybach Music Group artist’s popular single “Bad.”

Pusha T “My Name Is My Name” July 16

2009. Mimi also recently released a new single “#Beautiful,” featuring Miguel. She spoke to

On the same day, Pusha T, one half of hip hop duo the Clipse, will release his debut album “My Name is My Name.” The G.O.O.D. Music album features Pusha T’s single “Pain” with Future.

Ashanti “BraveHeart” July 30 After a hiatus from the music scene, Ashanti will return with her fifth album, “BraveHeart” on July 30. The album will be the first recorded under her own record label, Written Entertainment, and will feature Ashanti’s new single “The W o m a n Yo u Love” with Busta Rhymes.

Ciara “Ciara” July 9 R&B singer Ciara not only changed the title of her upcoming album, but she pushed the release date originally set for June 4 to July 9. The original title of the now self-titled album was “One Woman Army.” Ciara recently released the full track list for her fifth album on Instagram. Nicki Minaj will be featured on the opening track , “I’m Out,” and Future will also appear on the album.

Chris Brown “X” July 16 On July 16, Chris Brown will release his album titled “X,” which features recent single “Fine China.” The single peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The album, however, will not feature Breezy’s single “No-

can Idol” finalists Kree Harrison, Angie Miller and Candice Glover, who recorded backing vocals for an unreleased track on the album.

Wu-Tang Clan “A Better Tomorrow” Mariah Carey Untitled July 23 Mariah Carey took to Twitter to announce the July 23 release date of her untitled album. It will be Mimi’s 11th studio album and the first since the release of “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” in in

Ry a n Seacrest in a phone interview recently, when she revealed she worked with “Ameri-

Staten Island crew Wu-Tang Clan, who dropped their new single “Family Reunion,” will reunite for an entire album, “A Better Tomorrow,” expected to be released sometime in July.


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Zulay continued from page 18

while listening to music.

What excites you? The power of God, love, and human potential.

Who is your favorite clothes designer? Oscar de la Renta.

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Wow! I truly love this. When I look in the mirror I see my parents’ sacrifices being honored. I see the

love from which I was created and the power of the human spirit.

heartbreak impact who you are as a person?

things! I am just a girl dreaming. I am emotional and goofy.

If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for?

Heartbreak is essential. We grow, evolve and learn about the most beautiful thing ever: Love! My first heartbreak taught me that love is supposed to add beauty and happiness to my already love-filled life.

What key quality do you believe all successful people share?

I would wish for one last experience and conversation with my grandfather.

Is there something that you promised to do if you became famous, that you still haven’t done yet? Yes, I’d like to buy my mother her dream home. Hopefully it will happen soon.

How did your first big

What’s the difference between who you are at home as opposed to the person you pretend to be on the red carpet? There’s this whole sexy thing that happens to women when we walk the red carpet, and it’s all okay! At home, I am so many other

Self-awareness and kindness. Being a generous giver!

If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be? I would love to meet Martin Luther King. His fearless attitude, leadership and self-awareness changed our world.

With so many classic films being redone, is there a

remake you’d like to star in? Yes!! I would love to play Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind!

What advice do you have for anyone who wants to follow in your footsteps? Always be who you are, be self-aware, and love yourself tremendously!

How do you want to be remembered? I would like to be remembered as someone who gave it all and went for it all, as a woman of strong conviction, character, dignity, and talent who always put God first.


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are there challenges that go along with it? It was a very safe set. Charles knew it needed it to be quiet. [costar] Shanola [Hampton] trusted me and I trusted her. I can relate to an aspect of Ronnie. Him doing the best he can in the way that he knows. I can relate to the pain and frustration.

Would you say that the character Ronnie has been one of your tougher characters to date? This character is the hardest work that I’ve ever done. My career starts with this film. It was very specific in how I played him from moment to moment. Getting there wasn’t an issue. The thing that surprised me the most was the choking scene. Charles cleared the set. There was a level inside of me that I didn’t know that was there. That was very moving and very deep.

I was recently told that you’ll be making your directorial debut soon. Are you excited?

Elimu Nelson, who grew up in Milton and attended Milton High School, co-stars in the film “Things Never Said” which opens the 15th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Nelson will be in Boston for the opening night festivities and the festival. (Photo courtesy of Varela Media)

Homecoming for Elimu… Actor, acting coach and athlete Elimu Nelson (pronounced E-lee-moo, meaning “knowledge and education” in Swahili), was born in Orange, N.J., and raised in Milton, Mass. He played a teenage-heartthrob opposite Christina Milian in the 2003 romantic comedy Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and had supporting roles on the F/X series The Shield, the ABC drama Private Practice and on CBS’s Criminal Minds. This year, he’s a recurring guest star on the Showtime series House of Lies, starring opposite Golden Globe Award winner Don Cheadle. Recently, the Banner spoke to Nelson about his role as Ronnie

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Stepney in the indie film Things Never Said and what this role means to him and his career.

So, how did this role as Ronnie Stepney in Things Never Said come your way? It came my way because [director] Charles [Murray] and I are friends. We’ve known each other since 1998. When I first read the script I was like, ‘This needs to be seen.’ He said, ‘I want you to play Ronnie.’ Charles knows my emotional life and knew the role of Ronnie was for me. He’s watched me grow as an actor. If I wasn’t ready for the film, he wouldn’t have cast me.

There’s a scene in the movie where your character is abusive. How did you prepare for that scene and

It’s a short film called Balance. I directed it and wrote it. Balance is extremely exciting for me. I’ve spent years of studying cameras. It’s all part of my plan to do a feature-length film. I’ve always thought that I’ve had a director inside of me for sure.

What do your parents think about your career? They’re probably my biggest fans for sure. It took a while for them to wrap their heads around it because they don’t have a frame of reference for how to give me advice. It’s fun for them to see their son be famous, and it’s tough for them to handle all the tough things I’ve gone through. My parents completely capitalize on me being a celebrity. My dad will brag about me in a totally unassuming way. They’re very, very supportive.

How often do you get a chance to come home? I come to the East Coast maybe twice or three times a year. Not always to Boston. I was in Boston last Thanksgiving for a class reunion.

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Fri June 21 Summer Solstice #RoxTweet 5:30-7:30pm Our Summer Solstice #RoxTweet celebrates the power and contributions of women to arts and culture in our community. At this networking event, guests will be encouraged to use social media during the event to broaden the conversation to the wider community. Haley House will provide appetizers, and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets for this event are free (and limited) - register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6588912615# Partner organizations: Discover Roxbury/Roxbury Cultural Network/Common Thread Dudley Square/Professional Women of Color Network/Wonder Women of Boston/ Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus/Urban League Young Professionals/Boston Public Health Commission’s Center for Health Equity & Social Justice/Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

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COMMUNITY Calendar Thursday June 13 Gift to Our Fathers 6:30pm Fuller Craft Museum presents an evening exploring classical and contemporary themes of fatherhood — featuring Step Up a gritty and touching new documentary about fatherhood by Brockton filmmaker Noube Rateau. The evening begins with a series of readings in celebration of fatherhood beneath the Museum’s remarkable, mobile installation by Mark Davis, Icarus, a work inspired by the classic Greek tale of father and son. Then we will show Step Up, a documentary about fatherhood. The documentary exposes the social reasons why some fathers are not around while praising the fathers that are present. The panel discussion that follows includes individuals featured in the film: Coach Dennis Wilson, Madison Park High School; Colin Harris, StreetSafe Boston; and Tremeda Martin. artKitchen Café, 455 Oak St., Brockton. $6 Members $10 Nonmembers.

Friday June 14 From East to West The New Carpathian Consort presents its debut BEMF fringe concert at 11am at First Lutheran Church of Boston 299 Berkeley St. Tickets are $10 and $5 for students and seniors. This concert is made possible by a grant from the Hungarian Cultural Council and the support of First Lutheran Church of Boston. This exciting program will explore Hungarian vocal and dance music from the 17th-18th centuries and rarely performed Western vocal music of the time. The first half of the program will include songs by Horváth Palóczi (Ötödfélszáz énekek), selections from Harmonia Coelestis by Prince Paul Esterházy, early recruiting dances by George von Apponyi, songs about László von Árpádház, Hungarian songs by Bálint Balassi, Dances from the 1670 Vietoris Codex and keyboard music from the 1694 Starck Codex. The second half will explore influential vocal genres by Giovanni Castoldi, Claudio Monteverdi, Tommaso Bernardo Gaffi and Jean Baptiste Morin.

Saturday June 15 Roxbury Pride Day/ Juneteenth Celebration Roxbury HomeComing Committee’s “17th Annual Roxbury Pride Day/Juneteenth Celebration,” Franklin Park, Shattuck Area. There will be family, fun, and music. Outdoor Watercolor Painting Workshop Mayor Thomas M. Menino invites families to a free outdoor watercolor painting workshop at Geneva Cliffs Urban Wild, at the intersection of Geneva and

Bowdoin Streets in Dorchester, on Saturday, June 15 and Saturday, June 22. All supplies will be provided and a professional artist will be available to provide instructions. The events begin at 12pm and end at 2pm. Watercolor workshops are sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Bank of America and are part of the City’s ParkARTS programs.

Free Arts and Crafts and a ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month of June at four Boston locations. The series of eight workshops for budding artists ages nine and up is just one of the many offerings of the 17th annual ParkARTS program sponsored by Bank of America. These hands-on watercolor painting workshops enable participants to create their own greenspace-inspired masterpieces. Local art instructors welcome artists of all skill levels to join them and capture Boston’s historic parks in bloom. The free workshops include instruction and materials provided by Blick Art Materials. All classes are held from 12-2pm weather permitting. Dates and locations are as follows: Geneva Cliffs Urban Wild, 275 Geneva Ave., Dorchester — Saturdays, June 15 and 22; Christopher Columbus Park, Atlantic Ave., North End — Sundays, June 16 and 23. For further information on the workshops and other ParkARTS programs, please call 617-635-4505 or visit the Parks Department online at www.cityofboston.gov/parks or www.facebook.com/bostonparksdepartment.

Sunday June 16 Latin American Classical Music Series Come with your family and friends to enjoy an exciting Latin American classical music concert. Join us as we celebrate the fifth edition of our acclaimed Latin American Classical Music Series, in collaboration with New England Conservatory, dedicated to commend the contributions of Latinos to the classical music world. Don’t miss it! RSVP on Facebook. Latin American Classical Music Series, 4pm, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W. Newton St., Boston. FREE AND ALL-AGES EVENT! For more information, go to www. iba-etc.org or call 617-927-1707. Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is a program of IBA — Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, a non-profit organization that since 1968 has been dedicated to increasing the social and economic power of our community through education, economic development, technology, and arts programming.

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Southeast Massachusetts Adult Walking Club Saturday, June 29, 1pm, moderate walk, some hilly terrain, 3 miles. Walk from the Donovan School to Ponkapoag Trail and return via Madden Road. Meet at the Donovan School at 123 Reed St. in Randolph. The Southeast Massachusetts Adult Walking Club meets each weekend on either a Saturday or Sunday at 1pm for recreational walks. This club is open to people of 16 years of age and older and there is no fee to join. Walks average 2 to 5 miles. New walkers are encouraged to participate. The terrain can vary: EASY (mostly level terrain), MODERATE (hilly terrain), DIFFICULT (strenuous & steep). Walks will be led by a park ranger or a Walking Club volunteer leader. Occasionally, the Walking Club meets at other DCR sites or car pools to sites within the Blue Hills Reservation. The rangers recommend wearing hiking boots and bringing drinking water on all hikes. If weather conditions are questionable, please call 508-866-2580 ext. 165. Department of Conservation and Recreation, Blue Hills Reservation, 695 Hillside St. Milton. www.mass.gov/dcr. Rosalita’s Puppets Mayor Thomas M. Menino invites families for free arts and crafts and a performance by Rosalita’s Puppets on Tuesday, July 16, at McConnell Tot Lot, 30 Denny St., in Dorchester. Arts and crafts activities will be offered in the playground from 9am - 12pm and the puppet show will be held at 11am. This event is sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Bank of America and is part of the City’s ParkARTS programs. Children’s Science Festival Mayor Thomas M. Menino invites the public to free science education events in the parks. On Tuesday, August 20, from 10am - 2pm a children’s science festival will be held at Franklin Park with exhibits and experiments offered by several groups, including, The Boston Children’s Museum, Mass Horticulture, Science From Scientists, and the Franklin Park Zoo. ParkSCIENCE events are made possible in part with funding from a Green Parks — Green Kids Grant resulting from a partnership between the National Recreation and Park Association and the National Recreation Foundation.

Ongoing Concerts in the Courtyard One of Boston’s most beautiful spaces will be filled with music in a free, lunchtime concert series on Fridays in June, July, and August. The courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square will feature music that ranges from jazz to classical and from blues to

Broadway. All concerts begin at 12:30pm. The complete schedule is available at www.bpl.org/concerts. “Dance with Books” Monday afternoons from 3:30 -5pm, through June. “Dance with Books” gets kids and parents participating in dance, fitness, and literacy activities that include: Dance Games and Improvisations, Dances from Different Countries and Books about Dance. “Dance with Books” is designed for Ages 4-12. Parents are welcome to participate. The classes are taught by Sharon Shakur, MA, an expert in Dance Education. The Dance Complex located at 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge close to the Red Line “Central Sq” T stop. Contact Ms. Shakur at 323-570-6649; website: www.academyofdance andchoreography.blogspot.com or on Facebook enter in the search box Academy of Dance and Choreography. Price is $10 per child per class. Great news! When the Parent participates too, the fee is still just $10 which includes both Parent and Child. Bonus! Siblings in the same family pay only one $10 fee. Hoop Suite Anna Myer and Dancers, North American Family Institute/Youth Link and the Somerville Arts Council presents a new iteration of Hoop Suite. Free Summer Performances: Performing a new rendition of Hoop Suite (HS) with performances of Hindsight Now (HN). Saturday, June 15, 8:30pm, Franklin Field Housing Development, basketball court, 70 Ames St., Boston. HS ONLY (Supported in part by Adidas and Eastern Bank and the NAFI Arts Fund). Thursday, June 20, 8:30pm, rain date: June 27, Conway Park basketball court, Somerville, intersection of Central Street and Somerville Ave. HS and HN. Friday August 2, 8pm, Bromley Heath Housing Development, basketball court venue TBA, Boston, HS ONLY. Beijing Journal: A photo Essay on Life in Contemporary Beijing and the Vanishing of the Hutong Neighborhoods The Multicultural Arts Center presents Beijing Journal: A photo Essay on Life in Contemporary Beijing and the Vanishing of the Hutong Neighborhoods — a new exhibition in the Lower Gallery by photographer Joseph Levendusky that explores the cultural paradigm of the old and the new Beijing capturing the traditional streetscapes of ancient Beijing and its inhabitants as time gradually runs out

on their way of life. On view now until July 12, the exhibition consists of 49 black and white photographs (traditional selenium toned silver gelatin prints) and is accompanied by a Journal written by the photographer. Gallery website: www.multiculturalartscenter. org/galleries/. FREE and open to the public. Regular Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30am - 6pm.

CHÉVERE! Exploring Afro-Cuban Culture Multicultural Arts Center, in collaboration with Latin Art Space, presents Chévere! — a new exhibition featuring four New Yorkbased Cuban visual artists: Clara Morera, Cepp Selgas, Bernardo Navarro, and Jorge Valdés. Heavily influenced by their Cuban heritage and upbringing, the featured artists explore African icons, folklore and religious syncretization through a variety of media including acrylic on canvas and paper, assemblages of found objects, mosaics and mix media artworks. Curated by Astrid Martinez-Jones of Latin Art Space, the exhibition Chévere! (a word of Yoruba origin meaning cool or great) will be on view until July 15, 2013. Multicultural Arts Center, Upper Gallery, 41 2nd St., Cambridge. Artist Reception: May 16, 6-8pm. FREE and open to the public. Regular Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30am-6pm. Paul Revere House This summer at the Paul Revere House 19 North Square in Boston, you will meet Revolutionary characters in June, hear colonial tunes in July, and learn 18th c. crafts in August. Most events are free with museum admission: adults $3.50, seniors and college students $3.00, children 5-17 $1. Members and North End residents admitted free at all times. In summer, the Revere House is open daily, 9:30-5:15. South Shore Chess Club 100% free and open to everyone, the SSCC meets M o n days 7-10pm at the Hough’s Neck Community Center, 1193 Sea St. Quincy. Play chess, learn chess, and make new friends. w w w. s o u t h s h o re c h e s s . c o m , 857-888-1531, or southshore chess@gmail.com for more info. Families Creating Together Families creating Together is an ongoing free class for children ages 5 and up. Come create art with your children every Tuesday from 3-4pm at the Family Resource Center at 1542 Columbus Ave., Jamaica Plain/Roxbury. Please call 617-522-1018 if you have any questions. Wheelchair accessible.

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Prodigy (L) and Havoc (R) of Mobb Deep performing their classic hip hop hits last Friday night as the crowd at Middle East in Cambridge enjoyed every minute. (Isaac Remsen photos)

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NEWSBriefs Sen. Warren calls for action to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling Criticizes Republicans for blocking sensible legislation to help our students WASHINGTON DC — In a speech delivered last week on the floor of the United States Senate, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called on Congress to take action immediately to prevent interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford Loans from doubling on July 1. Republicans recently blocked legislation sponsored by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) to maintain interest rates at 3.4 percent for two years, despite a majority of Senators voting in favor of the bill. “This really is about our values,” said Warren. “Have we become a people who will support our big banks with nearly-free loans, while we crush our kids who are trying to get an education? The student loan program makes obscene profits on the backs of our students. This is morally wrong, and we must put a stop to it.” Following the Republicans’ vote to block what Warren called “sensible legislation,” a group of college students joined Senators Warren, Harkin, Reed, and Al

Franken (D-MN) at a press conference to talk about how rising interest rates affect young people working hard to get an education. The Senators reiterated their commitment to providing immediate relief for college students and finding a long-term solution to make higher education more affordable for students and families. Last month, Warren introduced the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act, which would stop student loan interest rates from doubling and allow students to pay the same interest rate on their government loans as big banks. As it is now, banks can borrow from the Federal Reserve at the low rate of approximately 0.75 percent. The interest rate on subsidized Stafford Loans is currently 3.4 percent, and will double to 6.8 percent for new loans if Congress fails to act by the end of this month. More than one million people have signed online petitions in support of Sen. Warren’s proposal.

Barbara Ferrer receives Massachusetts Public Health Association’s highest honor at annual awards breakfast

From left to right, Steven Bradley, MPHA Board Chair; Dr. Paula Johnson; Dr. Barbara Ferrer; Toby Fisher, MPHA Executive Director. BOSTON — Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), was recognized last week by the Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) with the organization’s highest honor, the Paul Revere Award. The award was presented during the MPHA’s 11th Annual Awards Breakfast. “Dr. Ferrer is a tireless and uniquely-effective public health leader,” said MPHA Executive

Director Toby Fisher. “Her leadership, innovation, and creativity serve as a national model for attacking the most challenging health problems of our times.” The award is a tribute to Ferrer’s leadership in promoting public health and social justice through innovative policies, programs, and partnerships in the city of Boston and across Massachusetts. In presenting the award, the MPHA cited Ferrer’s work to

bring attention to the problem of racial and ethnic health inequities in Boston and leading a comprehensive effort to promote health equity; for heading up innovative initiatives to improve opportunities for healthy eating and active living; for reducing exposure to tobacco; and for addressing violence as a public health problem. The awards breakfast is the MPHA’s signature event of the year and the largest fundraiser to support the organization’s mission. The breakfast honors visionary individuals and organizations that have made a lasting impact on public health in Massachusetts. This year’s other award winners were: Andrew Balder, MD, physician, Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center and Medical Director, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, Public Health Leadership in Medicine Award; Steven Fischer, MA, Executive Director of the Regional Environmental Council, Alfred Frechette Award; and Lisa Renee Holderby-Fox, LSWA, Executive Director, Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers, Lemuel Shattuck Award. Have no fear. Meditate without care and progress steadily. You will be uplifted and will not fall. The Lord of the universe will do all your work. — Swami Muktananda


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12 percent of whites reported using marijuana in the past year. And among youth, in each year between 2001 and 2010, more whites ages 18 to 25 reported using marijuana than blacks in the same age bracket. As the report concludes: “The War on Marijuana has, quite simply, served as a vehicle for police to target communities of color.” The ACLU’s statistics also show that racial disparities in Massachusetts are worse than the national average. In the past decade, the Bay State has seen one of the country’s greatest increases in racial disparities — in 2001, African Americans were just 2.2 times more likely to get arrested for marijuana possession, but in 2010, that number jumped to 3.9. And in Suffolk County, black resi-

dents are nearly five times more likely to be arrested than whites. Put another way, African Americans make up just 7.7 percent of Massachusetts’ population, but comprise 25.9 percent of marijuana possession arrests throughout the state. These statistics do not surprise Carlton Williams, a criminal defense attorney in Roxbury, who says that they “absolutely” match what he sees everyday on the ground. Massachusetts decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana in 2009 — “so that it goes from being like shoplifting, to now, like a parking ticket,” Williams says — and that led to a dramatic drop-off in the number of marijuana arrests throughout the state. But even with the decriminalization, African Americans are still targeted far more than whites. Williams says part of the reason for this is because residents

can still be arrested for having an ounce or less of marijuana — if the police suspect there’s intent to distribute. But what distinguishes possession from possession with intent to distribute remains “nebulous”

David Harris, managing director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University, adds that it’s not just individual officers who are to blame, since there’s an entire “policy of target-

“The War on Marijuana has, quite simply, served as a vehicle for police to target communities of color.”

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and up to the discretion of law enforcement officials. “The problem is that the face of the person, and the race of the person, plays possibly the greatest role in that determination,” Williams says, “Not the quantity of the drugs, not the weight of the drugs, not the paraphernalia the person has.”

ing communities of color in ways that white suburban communities aren’t.” So even though Massachusetts has decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, the drug laws that are part of the larger war on crime are so entrenched that reversing course

Volunteers from Sovereign Santander joined YouthBuild Boston construction staff and students to renovate five units at Brookview House in Dorchester. Attendees pictured included Kim Williams, Sovereign Santander District Executive; Deborah Hughes, Executive Director of Brookview House, Inc.; and Ken Smith, Executive Director of YouthBuild Boston. Brookview House provides a safe community setting with customized services that give homeless mothers and children the help and skills they need to succeed. (Photo courtesy of YouthBuild)

will not happen over night. “It’s going to take much longer to deescalate that, regardless of what the laws say,” he says. Still, Harris thinks there should be greater accountability for the persistent racial disparities in drug arrests in the Commonwealth. He explains that shortly after marijuana’s decriminalization in 2009, his son, who was in 5th grade at the time, participated in a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program at school, which featured presentations from local law enforcement officials. One of them, Harris says, “mocked the law — he was making fun of decriminalization and saying it was bad. “Something has to happen so that our law enforcement officers are obligated to obey the law, and if the law says that possession of small amounts of marijuana is permitted, there should be consequences for the failure to do so,” he says. “To the extent that the law is being used to harass certain people of color, then that’s not in keeping with the law. We should learn from the data, and if the data tell us that disparities continue, then we need to think of consequences.” On top of racial discrimination, the ACLU points out that the nation’s marijuana laws have swept a huge number of people into the criminal justice system, putting a tremendous financial burden on the government. In 2010 alone, one person was arrested for marijuana every 37 seconds, costing cash-strapped states more than $3.6 billion. Massachusetts spent more than $9 million enforcing marijuana possession laws in the same year. The ACLU concludes that the War on Marijuana — like the War on Drugs — is a “failure,” and calls for full legalization for people over the age of 21. Legalization, the report explains, would end the racial targeting that has come along with harsh drug laws, and generate new tax income for states that could be used to fund substance abuse treatment and public health programs, as well as public schools.

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department SUFFOLK Division

Docket No. SU13P1154GD

Citation Giving Notice of Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Incapacitated Person Pursuant to G.L. c. 190B, §5-304 In the matter of Arcides Lopez Of Chelsea, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Migadlia Lopez of Roxbury, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Arcides Lopez is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Migadlia Lopez of Roxbury, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondant is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 06/27/2013. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date.

To all interested persons:

WITNESS, Hon. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: May 21, 2013 Patricia M. Campatelli Register of Probate

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department SUFFOLK Division

Docket No. SU13P0804EA Estate of Philomena M. Andreottola Date of Death: December 16. 2011

FORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons who may have an interest in the above captioned estate, Petitioner Lena Picardo intends to file not sooner than (7) days from the date of this notice, a Petition for Formal Appointment of Personal Representative with the Suffolk Probate and Family Court, located at 24 New Chardon Street, Boston, MA 02114. The Personal Representative will serve without surety on the bond.

Citation on Petition for Formal Adjudication

A Petition has been filed by Danladi A. Bobbitt of West Roxbury, MA and Charlivia V. Johnson of Dorchester, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that Danladi A. Bobbitt of West Roxbury, MA and Charlivia V. Johnson of Dorchester, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on 07/05/2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, HON. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: May 31, 2913 Patricia M. Campatelli Register of Probate

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department

IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense.

LEGALS

SUFFOLK Division

Citation Giving Notice of Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Incapacitated Person Pursuant to G.L. c. 190B, §5-304

You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on 06/27/2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, HON. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: May 22, 2013 Patricia M. Campatelli Register of Probate

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department SUFFOLK Division

In the interests of Elijah Roland Messier Formerly of Dorchester, MA and Now of Mattapan, MA Minor

To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the above captioned matter alleging that Nina Carutiu is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve on the bond.

NOTICE AND ORDER: Petition for Resignation or Petition for Removal of Guardianship of a Minor

1.

The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondant is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. 2. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 06/27/2013. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date.

The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department

WITNESS, Hon. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: May 23, 2013 Patricia M. Campatelli Register of Probate

NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES Hearing Date/Time: A hearing on a Petition to Resign as Guardian of a Minor or Petition for Removal of Guardian of a Minor filed by Nicole Messier of Quincy, MA on 03/09/2012 will be held 06/20/2013 09:00 AM Review Hearing Located at 24 New Chardon Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02114. 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.

3.

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.

4.

Presence of the Minor at Hearing: A minor over age 14 has the right to be present at any hearing, unless the Court finds that it is not in the minor’s best interests.

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: March 18, 2013

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department

Citation on General Probate Petition

SUFFOLK Division

Docket No. SU13D0907DR

Divorce Summons by Publication and Mailing

To all interested persons: A petition has been filed by Danladi A. Bobbitt of West Roxbury, MA and Charlivia V. Johnson of Dorchester, MA requesting Issue an Order requesting the Sales proceeds be placed into an Escrow Account and staying any Foreclosure proceedings until the matter can be resolved, Address: 106-108 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on 07/05/2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you.

Isilda R. Colonette

vs.

Patricia M. Campatelli Register of Probate

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department

Docket No. SU12P1569EA

Estate of: Charlie Will Johnson Jr. Date of Death: 07/10/2012

Docket No. SU05P1309GM1

In the matter of Nina Carutiu Of Robury Crossing, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person

IMPORTANT NOTICE

SUFFOLK Division

Docket No. SU13P1261EA

Citation on Petition for Formal Adjudication Estate of Mayn yen Titus Wontan Date of Death: 03/31/2013

Gilberto S Colonette To all interested persons:

To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for irretrievable breakdown of the marriage pursuant to G.L. c. 208, Section 1 B.

A petition has been filed by Karen R Wontan of Mattapan, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that Karen R Wontan of Mattapan, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve With Corporate Surety on the bond.

The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411.

WITNESS, HON. Joan P Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: May 31, 2013 Patricia M. Campatelli Register of Probate

You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon: Isilda R. Colonette, 11 Blanche St, Dorchester, MA 02122, your answer, if any, on or before 07/11/2013. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department

Witness, Hon. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: May 2, 2013 Patricia M. Campatelli Register of Probate

SUFFOLK Division

To all interested persons: A petition has been filed by Jimmy C. McNeil of East Walpole, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that Jimmy C. McNeil of East Walpole, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond.

Docket No. SU13P1187GD

The estate will be administered under formal procedure by the personal representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision from the court. Inventories and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the personal representative and can petition the court in any matter relating to the Estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration.

SUFFOLK Division

Estate of Jean Carolyn McNeil Barber Date of Death: 02/07/2013

You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on 07/11/2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration.

Docket No. SU12P1569EA Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department

Citation on Petition for Formal Adjudication Estate of Charlie Will Johnson Jr. Date of Death: 07/10/2012

SUFFOLK Division

Docket No. SU13P1145EA

WITNESS, HON. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: June 03, 2013 Patricia M. Campatelli Register of Probate


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projects, particularly the Project Manager, (2)

Docket No. SU13C0206CA

In the matter of Adanna Bobbie Badgett-White of Dorchester, MA

LEGALS commissioning data in appropriate COBie spreadsheet tabbed locations and formats.

geographic location (proximity to the airport) and availability of the Project Manager, resident inspectors and other key personnel to be assigned to the project,

(3)

experience and expertise of subconsultants,

(4)

demonstrated ability to perform work with minimal disruption to facility operations,

NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME To all persons interested in a petition described:

(5)

familiarity with MGL, including filed sub-bid experience,

A petition has been presented by Laura Badgett requesting that Adanna Bobbie Badgett-White be allowed to change her name as follows: Adanna Bobbie Badgett

(6)

cost management and scheduling capabilities,

(7)

M/W/DBE and affirmative action efforts; please indicate the proposed % of M/W/DBE participation

(8)

current level of work with the Authority,

(9)

past performance for the Authority, if any,

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 07/05/2013. WITNESS, HON. Joan P. Armstrong, First Justice of this Court. Date: May 30, 2013 Patricia M. Campatelli Register of Probate

(10) experience with sustainable design concepts (11) project understanding and technical approach to this project, and (12) experience in implementing BIM in all design and construction phases.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department SUFFOLK Division

Docket No. SU13P1212 Estate of Rose Elman Date of Death April 29, 2013

INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Richard S Elman of Newton, MA Petitioner Marjorie Elman of Boston, MA a will has been admitted to informal probate. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner.

The Boston Public Schools intends to submit a grant application to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers-Out-of-School Time Fund Code: 647-B1B funding. This grant would support the John Winthrop Elementary School's expansion of their after school and summer programming to serve a total of 125 students. Families and/or community members who would like to review a full copy of the grant application or would like more information, should contact Marta Gredler, Program Director, Boston Public Schools at mgredler@boston.k12. ma.us or 617-635-6609.

LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soliciting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO. W229-D1, ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES, WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, MA. The Authority is seeking qualified multidiscipline consulting firm or team, with proven experience to provide professional services including planning, design, and construction related services including resident inspection, on an on-call, as needed basis. These services are expected to be provided at Worcester 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. The consultant shall demonstrate experience in several disciplines including but not limited to Architectural, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Geotechnical, Vertical Transportation, Landscape Architecture, Code Compliance, Cost Estimating, Construction Phasing, and Sustainable Design. The scope of work shall include, but not be limited to the following: New construction, alterations or additions to various facilities such as airline terminals, maintenance facilities, garages, sheds, warehouses, electrical substations, pump houses, elevators, escalators, and security systems. Services may include but shall not be limited to conceptual or schematic drawings and outline specifications, preparation of a BIM model, design development and construction drawings and specifications, construction services, resident inspection services, cost estimates and analyses, investigations, reports, value engineering, and energy audits. Consultant may also be required to manage commissioning of systems and closeout of construction contracts. Abatement of hazardous or contaminated materials is not included in the scope of work for this agreement. Services associated with airfield design (e.g., runway and taxiway design) is also not included in the scope of work for this agreement. The Authority expects to select one (1) 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 Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($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. M/W/DBE certification of the prime and subconsultants shall be current at the time of submittal and the Consultant shall provide a copy of the M/W/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 fourteen 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/CapitalProgramsResourc eCenter.aspx for more details on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements. In order to be eligible for selection, all aspects of Provision 44, Chapter 7 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall be satisfied including the majority of the firm’s Board of Directors or ownership shall be registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in accordance with the applicable provisions of the statute. Consultants shall furnish professional registration status of the firm’s board of directors or ownership. All individuals responsible for technical disciplines shall, upon commencement of the project, be registered Architects or Engineers, in that discipline, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The submission shall be evaluated on basis of: (1)

current level of experience and knowledge of the team for similar

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 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. Fifteen (15) 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,

(2)

resumes of key individuals only each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section E,

(3)

no more than ten (10) projects each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section F,

(4)

no more than 3 sheets (6 pages) of information contained under SF 330 Section H addressing the evaluation items (except for the litigation and legal proceedings history), and

(5)

no more 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.

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, July 11 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

DATE/TIME

Solicitation: Release Date

June 12

Deadline for submission of written questions

June 19 by 12 Noon

Official answers published (Estimated)

June 28

Solicitation: Close Date / Submission Deadline

July 11 by 12 Noon

The Authority expects to select two (2) consultants. 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 Five-Hundred-Thousand Dollars ($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. M/W/DBE Certification of the prime and subconsultants shall be current at the time of submittal and the Consultant shall provide a copy of the M/W/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 fourteen 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. In order to be eligible for selection, all aspects of Provision 44, Chapter 7 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall be satisfied including the majority of the firm’s Board of Directors or ownership shall be registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in accordance with the applicable provisions of the statute. Consultants shall furnish professional registration status of the firm’s board of directors or ownership. All individuals responsible for technical disciplines shall, upon commencement of the project, be registered Architects or Engineers, in that discipline, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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,

(2)

geographic location and availability of the Project Manager and other key personnel to be assigned to the project,

(3)

experience and expertise of subconsultants,

(4)

demonstrated ability to perform work with minimal disruption to airport and port operations,

(5)

familiarity with MGL, including filed sub-bid experience,

(6)

cost management and scheduling capabilities,

(7)

M/W/DBE and affirmative action efforts; please indicate the proposed % of M/WBE participation,

(8)

current level of work with the Authority,

(9)

past performance for the Authority, if any,

(10) experience with sustainable design concepts, (11) project understanding and technical approach to this project, and (12) current level of experience making relevant data flow from project BIMs to commissioning documentation and to COBie spreadsheets

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 by the Authority. The Authority reserves the right to interview the firms prior to final selection, if deemed appropriate. By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of 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 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. Fifteen (15) 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,

(2)

resumes of key individuals only each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section E,

(3)

no more than ten (10) projects each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section F,

(4)

no more than 3 sheets (6 pages) of information contained under SF 330 Section H addressing the evaluation items (except for the litigation and legal proceedings history), and

(5)

no more 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.

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

LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soliciting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO. A262-S2 THIRD PARTY COMMISSIONING AGENT. The Authority is seeking qualified consulting firm or team, with proven experience to provide professional commissioning services. These services are expected to be provided at any Massport owned or operated aviation and maritime facilities including Boston-Logan Airport, L.G. Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport, Conley Terminal, Cruiseport Boston, and South Boston waterfront properties to name a few. The Consultant must be able to work closely with the Authority and other interested parties in order to provide such services in a timely and effective manner. The projects may range from small and simple to relatively large and complex. The commissioning process will involve all building systems, balancing the long-term energy and maintenance requirements of each facility with the functional requirements of the building occupants and operators. The consultant shall demonstrate experience in systems commissioning and retro-commissioning. The Consultant shall demonstrate its ability to manage costs effectively and shall be experienced in providing similar services on an on-call, as needed basis, as well as on a continuous commissioning basis. Consultants demonstrating the ability to bi-directionally integrate COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange) data from and to a Building Information Model (BIM) to inform commissioning documents are preferred. The projects to be commissioned shall include, but not be limited to the following: new construction, alterations or additions to various facilities, lighting, airline terminals, maintenance facilities, garages, sheds, warehouses, electrical substations, pump houses, elevators, escalators, and security systems. Services may include but shall not be limited to: commissioning plans, commissioning specifications, retro-commissioning, design reviews, functional performance test procedures and documentation, operations and maintenance documentation review, and LEED commissioning documentation. Review of operations and maintenance documentation may include but not be limited to reviewing and coordinating COBie data provided by others, developing COBie data that supports commissioning, determining the accuracy and appropriateness of OmniClass designations for commissioned systems identified and described in COBie data, and incorporating

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, June 27, 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

DATE/TIME

Solicitation: Release Date

June 12, 2013

Deadline for submission of written questions

June 27, 2013 5:00 PM

Official answers published (Estimated)

July 8, 2013 12:00 Noon

Solicitation: Close Date / Submission Deadline

July 18, 2013 12:00 Noon

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 Contract 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

or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form.

Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. A288-C4 FY 14-15 EXTERIOR AND ROADWAY SIGNAGE, TERM CONTRACT, AVIATION AND NON-AVIATION FACILITIES BOSTON, BEDFORD, AND WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly.

In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this Contract, General Bidder must be pre-qualified by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and must submit with their bid a copy of the current pre-qualification certificate issued by the MassDOT. The General Bidder must be prequalified in the classification of Signing-Structural.

NOTE: PRE BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 2:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013.

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 work includes: TERM CONTRACT FOR EXTERIOR AND ROADWAY SIGNAGE AT ALL MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY AVIATION AND NON-AVIATION FACILITIES LOCATED AT BOSTON, BEDFORD AND WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS ON AN “ON-CALL, WORK ORDER” BASIS OVER A TWO-YEAR PERIOD. WORK INCLUDES REMOVAL OF EXISTING SIGNAGE; FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION OF NEW SIGN PANELS, SUPPORTS, AND FRAMES; REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING SIGN PANELS; AND MODIFICATION (INPLACE) OF EXISTING SIGN PANEL MESSAGING. WORK TO BE INSTALLED ON EXISTING SUPPORTS (WALLS, COLUMNS, OVERHEAD, POSTS, ETC.) OR ON NEW POST SUPPORTS WHEN SPECIFIED. WORK INCLUDES THE REPLACEMENT OF BEST ROUTES SIGN PANELS, SUPPORTS, AND FOUNDATIONS ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013 Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda

WINTER VALLEY

RESIDENCES FOR THE ELDERLY, INC.

The estimated contract cost is FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($433,000.00).

Contact: Sharon Williams, Manager

617-698-3005

4+ bdrms Newly renovated, 2000+ sq ft apt in 3 fam, no smkng/pets, hrdwd flrs, eat-in kit, pantry, lg master bedroom, din and lv rm, laundry rm, enclosed frnt/bck prchs, off street prkng, T access, min to Bost. Sec 8 OK

617-283-2081

INVITATION TO BID The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is seeking bids for the following: DESCRIPTION

DATE

TIME

*WRA-3646

Supply and Delivery of Sodium Hypochlorite to MWRA Wastewater Facilities

06/26/13

11:00 a.m.

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.

*WRA-3645

Supply and Delivery of Sodium Bisulfite to MWRA Wastewater Facilities

06/26/13

11:30 a.m.

The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000.00). Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details.

BID NO.

DESCRIPTION

DATE

TIME

OP-215

Fire Protection Sprinkler System Service

06/27/13

2:00 p.m.

S521

Electrical Diagnostic Testing and Services

06/27/13

3:00 p.m.

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).

Parker Hill Apartments The Style, Comfort and Convenience you Deserve!

CHELSEA APARTMENT

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. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BID NO.

Winter Valley Residences for the Elderly, Inc., a 160-unit complex financed by HUD for those 62 and older or physically disabled, is now accepting applications. Winter Valley Residences has studios, one and two bedroom and barrier free units. They are owned and managed by Milton Residences for the Elderly, Inc., 600 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186

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.

Heat and Hot Water Always Included Modern Laundry Facilities Private Balconies / Some with City Views Plush wall to wall carpet Adjacent to New England Baptist Hospital Secured Entry, Elevator Convenience Private Parking Near Public Transportation and much more ...

WOLLASTON MANOR 91 Clay Street Quincy, MA 02170

Senior Living At It’s Best

A senior/disabled/ handicapped community 0 BR units = $1,027/mo 1 BR units = $1,101/mo All utilities included.

2 bed - $1264-$1900; 1 bed $1058-$1500

Call Sandy Miller,

Call Today for more details and to schedule a visit...

#888-691-4301

888-842-7945

Property Manager Program Restrictions Apply.

Attractive and Affordable This beautiful privately owned apartment complex with subsidized units for elderly and disabled individuals is just minutes from downtown Melrose. Close to Public Transportation • Elevator Access to All Floors • On Site Laundry Facilities Heat Included • 24 Hour Closed Circuit Television • On Site Parking Excellent Closet and Storage Space • 24 Hour Maintenance Availability On site Management Office • Monthly Newsletter • Weekly Videos on Big Screen T.V. Resident Computer Room • Bus Trips • Resident Garden Plots

Call for current income guidelines Joseph T. Cefalo Memorial Complex 245 West Wyoming Avenue, Melrose, MA 02176 Call our Office at (781) 662-0223 or TDD: (800) 545-1833, ext. 131 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for an application

visit us on the web at www.cefalomemorial.com

*To access and bid on this Event, please go to the MWRA Supplier Portal at www.mwra.com

INVITATION TO BID The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is seeking bids for the following:

Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Charlestown Navy Yard, Document Distribution Office, 100 First Avenue, First Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02129, up to the time and date listed above at which time they will be publicly opened and read.


Thursday, June 13, 2013 • BAY STATE BANNER • 31

‘Celebrating 50 Years of Helping People out of Poverty’

SENIORS LIVE ROYALLY AT CASTLE COVE

HOUSING OPERATIONS MANAGER Housing and Homelessness Department

Castle Cove Cooperative Apartments

Responsible for direct service management, program operations and staff supervision in accordance with ABCD policies, regulations, and performance standards. Assist in the development and implementation of new training protocols and tools to support staff. Implement and monitor direct service delivery procedures, including providing guidance to staff as it relates to assessing client needs, conducting home visits and crisis management. Intervene and assume responsibility for difficult cases when necessary. Ensure data integrity and confidentiality, and implement documentation and file review protocols. Act as a program liaison with internal and external departments. Submit reports and statistical data to the Director of Housing for review and approval. Attend meetings and trainings as needed. Perform other related duties as required.

D & West Second Streets A unique community of seniors managed by CSI Support & Development Services of Malden. A cooperative apartment is a building controlled by the members. All major operating decisions are voted on by the members. Coop apartments help to keep quality housing affordable. We Have: • Our own separate apartment • A non-profit organization; any profits are put back into coop services to benefit its members • Open voluntary membership without social, political, racial or religious discrimination • A building democratically controlled by the residents. Each building has their own activities run by a committee of residents such as entertainment, bingo, gift case We have: A library, game room, community room, lounges on each floor, our own laundry room The success of a Cooperative depends on the active participation of its members

If you would like more information or to apply please call

1-800-225-3151

Need Skills & Experience? Operation ABLE has helped over 30,000 unemployed workers update their skills and learn the techniques needed to attract employers and have successful interviews.

Learn MS Office and on-line job search techniques Benefit from on-the-job internships Register today for a briefing that will outline all of Operation ABLE’s training programs, and to answer all of your questions.

617-542-4180 Tuition funding may be available Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services or a related field, with three to five years of experience in human services and working with the homeless population with an understanding of accessing affordable housing. Prior experience in staff training and supervision required. Ability to manage multiple and complex tasks required. Must have strong written, verbal, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Ability to interact professionally with staff at various levels within the organization required. Must be willing to conduct home visits in various Boston neighborhoods. Ability to work and establish boundaries with staff and clients required. Must be able to work with mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence issues. Valid driver’s license required. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. All applications and inquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 178 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02111, Fax: (617) 423-7693, or email hr@bostonabcd.org Please visit our website at www.bostonabcd.org for additional employment listings.

BUILD, a national youth REAL ESTATE DIRECTOR SOUGHT Somerville Community Corporation (SCC) seeks a Director of Real Estate Development to oversee our pipeline of affordable housing and mixed-use development projects, as well as our existing real estate assets. We own and oversee the management of 153 rental housing units, and have several active development projects. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in affordable housing or real estate development. S/he will be comfortable managing staff and enjoy working in a community based environment. Please submit a resume and cover letter including your salary requirements to sccrealestatedirector@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is July 8, 2013. Resumes will be reviewed and acknowledged as received. SCC is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity in employment. For more information and a complete job description, see www.somervillecdc.org.

Are you interested in a CAREER? Project Hope, in partnership with Partners HealthCare and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, is currently accepting applications for FREE entry level health care employment training programs.

Program eligibility includes:

Elderly/Disabled Housing Services Coordinator The Quincy Housing Authority has a vacancy for the position of Elderly/Disabled Housing Services Coordinator. Candidate will be responsible for coordination of supportive services to elderly residents, especially those who are frail or at risk, and those nonelderly residents with disabilities, which services are designed to assist the resident with maintaining compliance with leasehold obligations and to enhance daily living. Candidate responsible for coordination of services and resources beneficial to those residents. Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related discipline preferred or two-years of college education; minimum of two years experience working with the elderly and/or disabled in a direct supportive service capacity. Requires a valid Massachusetts driver’s license. Starting salary $43,365.45, plus $1,500 increase after one year and an excellent benefit package. A criminal history records investigation will be completed on the successful candidate. Applications and job descriptions can be downloaded from the Documents Section of the Quincy Housing Authority website at www.quincyha.com. Applications and resumes may be submitted to Kathleen Healy, Administrative Assistant, Quincy Housing Authority, 80 Clay Street, Quincy, MA 02170 until 4:30 p.m. on July 3, 2013. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IGUALDAD DE OPORTUNIDAD DE VIVIENDA DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

• Have a high school diploma or equivalent

• Attend an Open House to begin the eligibility & application process • Be legally authorized to work in the United States

For more information and to register for the next Open House held the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month please visit our website at www.prohope.org/openhouse.htm

Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc. is an employee owned, mid-size national consulting engineering firm with offices in the Northeast, Florida and the Virgin Islands.

MARKETING COORDINATOR We are currently seeking a full time Marketing Coordinator to perform a variety of marketing activities in our Manchester, New Hampshire office. Ideal candidate will possess strong word processing skills, be familiar with database software and be comfortable working independently, under strict deadlines, and on several assignments simultaneously. Familiarity with Word, Excel and Power Point or equivalent required. Knowledge of basic engineering concepts and/or familiarity with Deltek a big plus! (Career Code JEP10613) Send resume citing Career Code to: HOYLE, TANNER & ASSOCIATES, INC., 150 Dow Street, Manchester, NH 03101 or via e-mail to jhann@hoyletanner.com AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

www.hoyletanner.com

9TH GRADE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM MANAGER The 9th Grade Entrepreneurship Program Manager (also referred to as the E1 Program Manager) is responsible for managing the first-year entrepreneurship program, an academic elective for 9th graders taught in partner high schools. Responsibilities include: supporting and collaborating with BUILD teachers, training and managing BUILD mentors, ensuring delivery of 9th grade curriculum to meet benchmarks, developing and co-teaching lessons in executive functioning and college awareness, and maintaining strong relationships with faculty and staff at four partner high schools. Bachelor’s degree and previous teaching experience required. Familiarity with entrepreneurship education and prior event management experience preferred.

COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM MANAGER The College Readiness Program Manager (CRPM) ensures that all BUILD students will be eligible and competitive for college and successfully guides students to complete the college application process (applications, financial aid and scholarships). Additionally, the CRPM will collaborate with all program managers to ensure students are college ready through developing the 21st Century Skills required to succeed in college and in their careers. Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years previous teaching experience required.

GRANTS AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (PT)

• Have a verifiable reference of 1 year from a former employer • Pass assessments in reading, language, and computer skills

entrepreneurship and college success program, has 5 exciting positions open for the upcoming 2013-2014 school

SUPPORT SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR The Quincy Housing Authority is seeking a highly qualified professional to plan and oversee all social services, programs and activities for elderly, disabled and family households. This may also include the direct provision of such services by the incumbent. The successful applicant will be responsible for securing support for social service programs, maintaining relationships with area service providers, evaluating current programs and ensuring that programs are properly administered and support services facilities are properly managed. The incumbent must have prior experience in social or human services. Experience supervising staff of three or more. Masters degree in social work or human services-related field preferred. Valid Massachusetts driver’s license required. Applicants must possess management skills and have the ability to work with governmental entities in the City and State. Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality of private information, and be able to work with lowincome people and people of different cultures. Must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be computer literate and able to work with word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. A criminal history records investigation will be completed on the successful candidate. Starting salary is $61,842.18, with a $2,000 step increase after the first year and an excellent benefit package. An applications and job description can be downloaded from the Documents Section of Quincy Housing Authority website at www.quincyha.com. Applications and resumes may be submitted to Kathleen Healy, Administrative Assistant, Quincy Housing Authority, 80 Clay Street, Quincy, MA 02170 until 4:30 p.m. on July 3, 2013. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IGUALDAD DE OPORTUNIDAD DE VIVIENDA DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

This part-time position will be responsible for supporting the Development Department through grant writing and marketing communications. Will research and write grants, develop marketing materials (i.e. flyers, brochures, website), and provide administrative support to the development team. Excellent writing skills required. Strong background in marketing with experience in website management and email communications preferred. This is the perfect entry level position for someone who loves to write and wants to get into fundraising. Strong possibility for promotion to full-time employment based on performance.

AMERICORPS VISTA (2 openings) The Americorps VISTA is a full-time service corps position with a paid stipend, which will focus on Volunteer Engagement. The VISTA member will assist with mentor recruitment events, develop a social media strategy including Twitter, Facebook, and a Mentor Blog, coordinate mentor appreciation activities, design efforts to support mentor:mentee relationships, and provide administrative support as needed. Annual Stipend: $12,000

About BUILD Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success. For more details about BUILD and for full job descriptions, please visit www.build.org.

How to Apply To apply, send cover letter and resume to greaterbostoncareers@build.org. In your cover letter, state which position you are applying for and also include your salary requirements. No phone calls please.


Bay State Banner 06/13/2013  

Newspaper for the Greater Boston area.

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