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UCANE’s Officers & Board Members (L-R): Richard Pacella, Jr., R. M. Pacella, Inc.; Tony Borrelli, Celco Const. Corp.; Paul Scenna, Albanese D&S, Inc.; Louis Schoolcraft, Ti-SALES, Inc.; Bill Keaveney, A. R. Belli, Inc.; Bill Irwin, C.J.P. & Sons Construction Co., Inc.; Marco Gioioso, P. Gioioso & Sons, Inc.; Jerry Gagliarducci, Gagliarducci Const., Inc.; Thomas Descoteaux, R. H. White Const. Co., Inc.; Maureen Dagle, Dagle Electrical Const., Corp.; Michael Biszko, III, Biszko Contracting Corp.; Al Morteo, FED. CORP.; Phil Jasset; Robert Lee, J. F. White Contracting Co.; and Ryan McCourt, McCourt Const. Co. xecutive Director Anne Klayman officially opened the evening’s program with welcoming remarks and she then introduced UCANE’s Officers and Board Members who were in attendance. Before the festivities could get into full swing there was important business to be taken care of…the presentation of our highly coveted 2013 Contractor and Associate Member of the Year awards. Anne stated that our award recipients were selected by their peers with special attention given to their efforts to improve our Association and our industry. This year, members voted Jerry Gagliarducci (Gagliarducci Construction, Inc.) as Contractor of the Year, and John Sullivan, Jr. (Boston Water and Sewer Commission) as Associate Member of the Year. Because the recipient’s names had been kept a secret by members, families, and friends, neither Jerry nor John were aware they would be receiving these awards and were additionally surprised when their family members and friends entered the ballroom to witness them receiving their awards. Recognition of the Boston Marathon First Responders, specifically law enforcement personnel, was another important part of the award’s program. UCANE members chose to honor representatives from the police departments that assisted during the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings by presenting each with a plaque commemorating this event. Represent-
ing the law enforcement contingent were: Lieutenant Michael Chapman, Boston Police; Superintendent Steven Williams, Cambridge Police; Captain Albert Pierce and Captain David Carlson, MIT Police; Senior Patrol Officer Peter Koerber and Senior Patrol Officer Tyrone Powell, Newton Police; Captain Raymond Dupruis, Watertown Police; and Lieutenant Colonel James Hanafin and Lieutenant Colonel Frank Matthews, Massachusetts State Police. UCANE also honored former New England Patriots’ and three time Superbowl Champions Joe Andruzzi and Matt Chatham who were near the finish line on that fateful day and assisted the victims. In addition, UCANE presented each police department with a 50-inch Sanyo television for their training rooms, to show our appreciation for all that they did to keep the public safe and apprehend the perpetrators.
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