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Page10 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 9, 2010 by Bob DeCristoforo Easter Bunny and friends. NEAD EASTER PARTY Saturday the Nazzaro Center community room was filled with kids and their families participating in what has become another North End tradition. The North End Against Drugs Annual Easter Party was huge. The Easter Bunny was there taking photos with all the kids. Easter eggs were being col- ored. goody bags were distributed, and all were awed by the Puppet Show. The weather was perfect. They say there are no kids left in the North End, don't believe it! A great day, and a great thanks to the Giannosoli family, Nick Verrocchi, City Councilor Sal LaMattina, NSTAR, Patricia Romano and the NEAD Board. It wouldn't be Easter without the NEAD Easter party. WELCOME HOME To all those, who are attending the "Friends of the North End" Annual Reunion at St. John's School Hall this Saturday "Wel- come Home." You are North Enders and you haven't forgot where you came from. Have a great, safe night! OPENING NIGHT, APRIL 4~! Another opening, another show! Red Sox- Yankees! Wow! A Flyover by two F-16 Fight- ing Falcon Fighter Jets, the National Anthem sung by Keri Hilson, the First pitch thrown by Pedro Martinez, Steve Tyle]" singing God Bless America and Nell Diamond "live" sing- ing Sweet Caroline plus fireworks on and off the field ... the Red Sox had trailed 5-1, but came back to beat the Yankees 9-7! Thank You Dustin Pedroia. DETROIT: DETROIT! If everything went as planned tonight, I'm at Ford Field in Detroit watching the Semi- finals of the NCAA D 1 Hockey Tournament and will be attending the Championship Game on Saturday. Wednesday evening I went to the Detroit Red Wings-Columbus Blue Jackets NHL game at Joe Louis Arena, "the Joe." and sometime during the week- end I hope to attend a Detroit Tiger's base- ball game. I'm quite sure there will be a few other added attractions, stay tune! FROZEN FOUR 2010 The NCAA D1 Hockey Championship Tour- nament gets underway April 8th when Wis- consin takes on Rochester Institute of Tech- nology at 5pm, followed by the Boston Col- lege-Miami (Ohio) game at 8:30pm. The Championship game between the semifinal winners will take place on April 10 at 7pm. All games will be played at Ford Field in De- troit, and televised on ESPN2. MARATHON MEN The 115th Boston Marathon takes place on Patriots Day, Monday, April 19th. In recent years many Marathon runners have run to raise money for a particular" cause. In the North End four of our very best young men .., Steven Siciliano, Mike Bevilaqua. Rick Bevilacqua and Mike Firicano are running on behalf of Joslin Diabetes in honor of David Gomez and Frank Vilar. Any donations on behalf of our "Team Joslin" would be greatly appreciated. GLOBETROTTER. FAMILY SUNDAY Thanks to our friends at Neighborhood Charities (TO Bank Garden) North End Against Drugs hosted the Annual Globetrotter Family Sunday event on March 28% A great group had a day of fun watching the Globetrotters, who are just as popular as ever. We need the Harlem Globetrotters! NEAD SCHOLARSHIPS Applications are now available for the NEAD Michelina and Raymond Costa Scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year, You must be a resident of the North End and attending a tuition paying school to be eligible for the scholarship lottery. Deadline to file a corn- pleted application is Friday, May 7th. Applica- tions can be picked up atthe Nazzaro Cen- ter. Scholarships are awarded in the follow- ing categories: K to 8uL high school or prep school and college. Amounts and numbers are dependent upon those who make schol- arships donations to North End Against Drugs. See Bob DeCristoforo or any NEAD Board member if you or your group would like to fund a scholarship. MAYOR'S YOUTH COUCIL The Mayor Youth Council is open to cur- rent high school sophomore and juniors who are Boston residents and entering their junior or senior class this fall (2010) and are committed to making Boston a better place. Applications are now available at or call 617- 635-2240. Application deadline is April 15th. ITALIAN HERITAGE NIGHT Congratulations and thanks to the Boston Lacrosse Blazers who hosted Italian Heritage Night, when they played Orlando at the Gar- den on Saturday evening. I think it was the first time I ever heard the Italian National Anthem sung at the Garden. More Boston teams should take the lead of the Boston Blazers. "Dae Post-Gazette provided a number of tickets for many-of our young people. THANK YOU, FATHER MARTIN Father Joseph Martin has been helping out at St. Stephen's Church since May. He re- cently celebrated his 50th Anniversary as a Priest. He has moved into the Regina Cleri House in the West End. We were most fortu- nate to have him at St. Stephen's and we all hope he drops in once and a while. Thank you for sharing you ministry with us. HIGH SCHOOL PREP NOTEBOOK Award time and well deserved honors are here for many of our high school and prep stars. The Boston Globe announced their Super Teams, All-Scholastics, and League All-Stars. Dennis Wilson (Madison Park), and -Cory McCarthy (New Mission} were Basket- ball Coaches of the Year, and among the All- Scholastics were Dave Campbell (Madison Park), Samir Daniels (New Mission), Spenser Braithwafte (Madison Park), and Niesha Kelley (New Mission). Catholic Central hoop All-Stars included Carlos 'Riberio and Deray Willis from St. Clement. In Boys Hockey Ar- lington Catholic's Dan Shine was the Coach of the Year. Derek Colucci (CM}, Cam Gaudet (Austin Prep), Brenden Leahy (Austin Prep), Mike Vecchione (MC), Troy Starrett (CM), and Brian Ouellette (Arlington Catholic) were among the Super Team and All-Scholastics. One of the Catholic Conference All-Stars was Malden Catholic's Brenden Collier. Girls Hockey All-Scholastics included St. Mary's Lynn stars Courtney Winters, Courtney, White and Sabrina Iannetti, and we can add Fonbonne stars Taylor Shepherd. and Eliza- beth Macauley. One of the Southeastern League All-Stars was Catlin Coleman from Latin Academy. In Boston City League Track we salute All-Stars Brenton Beaufiles (Charlestown) and Abdihakim Yusuf (East Boston}. Shabazz Napier (Lawrence Academy) was named to the and ISL Basketball All- Star Team, and Ryan Considine (Everett) was named to the GBL Hockey All-Star Team, In a football note the MIAA voted down the proposal that would have revamped the playoff format and high school football in Massachusetts. TIDBITS Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Marco Imbergamo on the birth of their first child, Leo Anthony Imbergamo. - Special Thank You to the priests and staff of St. Leonard Parish who made Holy Week a very Holy Week. Celeb Sightings: Savio hockey alum Johnny Guiliotti and family taking in the Bruins/Buffalo hockey .game. Columbus alum hoop star Georgie Ferrara and Louie Muscarella hanging out with the guys at the Sulmona Club. - Danny Toscano "CVS-ing" on Easter. The Sulmona Club guys enjoying their first barbecue of the year on Saturday. - Saturday, April I0th is-the St. John School Gala and the NEMPAC Spring Fling! - Sunday, April 11th is Divine Mercy Sunday and it will be celebrated at St. Leonard's Church at 3pro. SMILE! AN EDUCATION (DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. In the film An Education. Jenny (Carey Mulligan), a bright young school girl who longs for adulthood, meets David (Peter Sarsgaard), a dashing older man. he intrO- duces her to his vibrant world of glamorous friends, chic jazz clubs, and her own sexual awakening. Will she let this affair ruin her dreams of attending Oxford, as her headmistress (Emma Thompson) fears? A film that sparkles with the wit, charms and style of 1960s Britain. (1 hr. 40 mins.). THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS (DVD) Anchor Bay Ent. A comedic look at real life ~events that are almost too bizarre to believe, reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) discovers an experimental top-secret wing of the U.S. military called. The New Earth Army, trained to change the ways vars are fought through New Age psy- chic power. In search of his next big story, Wilton tracks down Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be a member of this legion of "Warrior Monks" with unparalleled psychic powers who can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. (1 hr. 34 mins.). HAMMER FILMS (3-DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Hammer Films made their name with monsters and vampires, but this third com- pilation'from Columbia Pic- tures --- proves they could frighten you without them. Topping the set is the uncut version of the futul~istic classic These Are the Damned. Peter Cushing and Andre Morell match wits in Cash on Demand, while the film The Snorkel is about a young girl who can't con- .vince anyone that her stepfather's a murderer. Kerwin Mathews finds him- self in the middle of a strange mother/daughter threesome in Maniac. Plus, the ultimate rarity: the as- tounding Never'Take Candy from vt Stranger, a serious, and still horrifyingly timely, chiller about a small town terrorized by an elderly child molester. (9 hrs. I min.). MAN VS. WILD: SEASON 4 (DVD) Discovery Communications It's not an adventure for extreme survivalist Bear Grylls until he looks his own mortality straight in the eye. Bear renowned for his unique survival techniques takes on Mother Nature and her fiercest inhabitants in some of the most inhos- pitable places on Earth in Man vs. Wild Season 4. By employing unique survival techniques, Bear survives in places a majority of hu- manity wouldn't last a day.- You are invited to brave rag- ing fires, white waters and treacherous caves of North America, the inhumane cold of the Arctic Circle and the blood-sucking leeches of Vietnam. As his unassum- ing companion, you'll test your mettle in the merciless Chihuahuan Desert, rig a makeshift raft and channel your tribal instincts to kill a bat as your one and only meal. You'll round out your mind-b!owing global excur- sion with life-or-death sce- narios, such as propelling into a volcano and being the lone survivor in a post-urban disaster. (10 hrs. 2 rains.). SOLOS~ THE JAZZ SESSIONS (3-DVD) Original Spin Media & MVD Visual SOLOS: The Jazz Sessions is a music performance se- ries profiling legendary art- ists such as Lee Konitz, Gonzalb Rubalcaba, Andrew Hill, and many more. Each episode features complete musical pieces, insightful interviews and behind-the- scenes footage. Lee Konitz is one ofthe most individual of all alto saxophone players, the cool-toned musician has always had a strong musical curiosity that has led him to consistently take chances and stretch himself, usually quite successfully, as his six tracks will attest. Afro- " Culaxan jazz figure from the "9Os, Gonzalo Rnbaleaba is an extraordinarily versatile pianist able to blend dispar- ate strands of Cuban and American jazz traditions into a fresh, modern whole. Rubalcaba delivers five cuts that display his remarkable sensitivity toward the musi- cal traditions from which he emerged. Andrew Hill is rec- ognized as a great composer and pianist. His complex tunes exhibited sophistica- tion, born of mastery, not chance or contingency. Check out his four slices of genius! BREAKING BAD: SECOND SEASON (4-DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) are in way over their heads in the second season of Breaking Bad. As their partnership reaches new heights, Walt and Jesse begin to see the extremes of the drug traffick- ing business. Their trade- mark blue meth is making them rich, but it's getting more difficult than ever for Walt to conceal the truth from his wife, his son, and his DEA agent, brother-in- law. He struggles to main- tain control of his life, as he contends with vicious drug dealers, a distant wife and son, the impending birth of his daughter, and a strung- out business partner -- all while battling terminal lung cancer. (10 hrs. 15 mins.),