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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 23, 2010 Bob I)'8 Be, t by Bob DeCristoforo Post-Gazette Writer, Bob DeCristoforo Passes I am saddened to inform our readers that Bob DeCristoforo, columnist for Bob O's Beat has recently passed away. Bob has been a writer for many years at the Post-Gazette, covering everything from college and high school sports, church and community events from the North End, Charlestown and East Boston. Bob kept the community together with his reporting on the positive contributions by so many, especially in his beloved North End. Bob will be missed and we ask that you keep him in your prayers. Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor Bob McGann, Bob D., and Jon Lent at Comerica Park, Detroit. NEAD FUNDRAISER! Representative Aaron Michlewitz is holding a fundraiser on Sunday, April 25 from 5pm till 10pm at Prezza Restaurant on Fleet Street. Part of the funds raised will benefit North End Against Drugs. Tickets may be bought at the door. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNIVERSARY The I00 th Anniversary Mass for the Knights of Columbus Ausonia Council 1513 took place on Sunday, April 18 th at Sacred Heart Church• A Communion Breakfast followed at Tecce's. This is quite an accomplishment. We "Salute the Knights," and all the fine work they do within the North End. MGH, NORTH END HEALTH CENTER HONORS BARBARA MALDERO The Annual Massachusetts General Hospital Health Center Award Ceremony will take place at Everett High School from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on May 64. The North End Neighborhood Center award recipient is Barbara Maldero. Admission is free and the North End Nazzaro Center will perform. RED SOX FOUNDATION SUPPORTS NEAA BASEBALL Special "Thank You" to Anne Zeiger, Jonathan and their staff for once again providing Red Sox rookie ball shirts and caps for the NEAA rookie ball teams. The Red Sox and the North End continue a long term partnership of coming together for our young people. DOMINIC AMARA, STEVE VIRGILIO TO BE HONORED The Charlestown Community Award Night will take place on Friday, May 7 th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Charlestown. Dr. Domenic Amara, Principal of the Warren Prescott School will be honored with the William McCabe Public Servant Award. Stephen Virgilio will re- ceive a Special Recognition Award for his work with the teens of Charlestown. For ticket information call Peter Looney at 617-699-3501. EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS The Archdiocese of Boston Annual Eucharistic Congress will take place on April 23 "a and 244 at St. Leonards Church, Sacred Heart Church and St. John School in the North End. This year's theme is "Be Set Apart." It will feature Catholic speakers, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Service Projects and an Italian dinner• For more information or to register visit TIP OF THE CAP To all the priests we have here in the North End. They are good people, doing great jobs. We are most fortunate to have them here with us. COLUMBUS CLASS OF '88 REUNION Invitations have arrived for the Columbus High School Class of 1988 Reunion, which will be held on Friday, May 21 st at the United State Coast Guard Base on Commercial Street. Be sure to reply by May 1% Columbus High is alive! HIGH SCHOOL PREP NOTEBOOK Justin Amoroso is playing freshman baseball at Arlington Catholic. Justin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joyce Papa Amoroso and Ralph Amoroso. Bob Ofoedu from St. Clement has been name to the Eastern Massachu- setts Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Team. East Boston High baseballers go into the week at 2-2. The Jets defeated O'Bryant 9-2 on Joe Ortiz's two hitter, backed by a three run homer by Rowanny Estrella and freshman Manny Martinez three run blast led the Jets pass Brighton. SPRING FOOTBALL AT BC The Annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Football Game and Family Day takes place this Saturday, April 244 at Boston College. The games begins at l:00pm at Alumni Field, and Family Fun Day activities takes place at the Flynn Complex from l l:00am- l:00pm. Admission is free. LACROSSE ANYONE? The Harvard Men's Lacrosse Team will host Princeton at l:00pm on Saturday, April 244 . Youth teams wearing their team jerseys will be admitted free. BEANPOT BASEBALL In the Semifinals of the Beanpot Baseball Tournament BC defeated Harvard 10-9, and Northeastern defeated UMass 8-5. BC and Northeastern will play for the Beanpot Championship on Wednesday, April 21 st at 7:00pm at Campanelli Field in Brockton. COLLEGE BOARD Six Hockey East players have been named to the 2010 Reebok All American Team by the American Hockey Coaches Association. First Team honors went to Bobby Butler (UNH), Gustav Nyquist (Maine) and Colby Cohen (BU). Second Team honors to Blake Kessel (UNH), Brian Foster (UNH), Justin Braun (UMASS). Cornell Basketball Coach Steve Donahue has been named new Coach of the BC Eagles. FROZEN FOUR 2011 Ticket applications for the 2011 Frozen Four to be held April 74 to 94 in St. Paul, Minnesota are now available online at It's a great time! PROLINE Watching the NHL Playoffs last Thursday, I couldn't help remember that thanks to my Frozen Four trips I had the opportunity to attend the homes of the Buffalo Sabres and the Washington Capitols great trips. Great memories. Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on April 154 . BOSTON SHINES Saturday, April 24 th is "Boston Shines Day." It's a great day to do spring cleanup in your neighborhood, in your park, on your street or even just in front of your house. This is a citywide event. Get involved, get out your broom, and sweep. The Friends of the Prado will meet at 9:00am to do their thing! TIDBITS - April 22 nd is Earth Day. Celeb Sightings: Richie Settipane on North Bennet Street, Bob McGann, Bob D., and Jon Lent at Comerica Park in Detroit. - NEAA Baseball opens May 1 st. - NEAD scholarship applications are due on Friday, May 7  at the Nazzaro Center. - I still love Cancunt SMILE! OOO000OO00000000000000000000000000000000000000i i" |/'IDEO .,"' by Bob Morello  VIEWS ... more than meets the eye : QO00000000000000000000000  TENDERNESS {DVD} Lionsgate A career-hardened detec- tive (Russell Crowe) becomes obsessed with the early re- lease of Eric (Jon Foster), a teenaged serial killer he helped send to prison. While the detective trails the young psychopath, Eric is joined by Lori Cranston (Sophie Traub), a troubled teen who knows the pred- ator's darkest secrets and desires• Now the detective must race against time to prevent another murder, unaware of the painful truth hiding beneath the surface of this riveting psychological thriller. (1 hr. 41 mins.). PIRATE RADIO (Blu-ray-DVD) Universal Studios Home Ent. Director Richard Curtis, creator of Love Actually and Notting Hill, brings you the enjoyment of a trip back to the freewheeling, free loving '60s when the very rock mu- sic that inspired a genera- tion was censored by the government. Pirate Radio is a musically charged, feel great comedy about rock and roll. When a group of re- bellious deejays decide to defy the ban, they take to the seas to broadcast music and mayhem to millions of adoring fans. True events, featuring a soundtrack that includes The Who, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. (1 hr. 34 mins.). BERT AND ERNIE'S GREAT ADVENTURES (DVD) Warner Home Video + Sesame Workshop In Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures, the Sesame Street duo take preschoolers on a fantastical journey! An exciting new DVD that con- tains thirteen exciting ad- ventures. Preschoolers will learn all about friendship, cooperation and critical thinking skills as Bert and Ernie search for buried trea- sure as "Pirates," visit outer space in "Planet Bert," and swim with the fishes in "Deep Sea." The adventures continue as they help out an Arctic friend in "Pen- guins," meet a baby dino- saur in "Caveman," and cook up a mess in "Bakers." Children will delight in the cool clay animated look and the fun and creative stories. A video that creates ideas for family adventures. (60 mins.). DIRTY JOBS SEASON 4 (5-DVD) Discovery Communications The popular Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs follows host Mike Rowe as he introduces viewers to an assortment of working men and women who make their living performing the most unusual but vital vocations in America. This 5-disc set features all 24 episodes from the fourth season, which had Mike tackling a range of dirty jobs from a Toilet Crusher and High- Rise Window Washer to a Worm Grunter, plus some scary deleted scenes. (17 hrs. 12 rains.). THE OFFICIAL INAUGURAL CELEBRATION DVD HBO Home Ent. The Official Inaugural Cel- ebration DVD on two discs allows viewers to reflect on the historic inauguration of Barack Obama. the 444 President of the United States. Relive the unprec- edented "We Are One" pre- inaugural celebration. Re- visit the first-ever "Neigh- borhood Ball" featuring the President and First Lady's first dance, and renew the stirring call to unity and hope of President Obama's historic swearing-in and Inaugural Address. Watch the biggest celebration our nation -- and the world -- has ever seen. "We Are One" concert features perfor- mances by Beyonc, Mary J. Bilge, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, U2, Usher, and Stevie Wonder. {3 hrs. 26 mins.). THE SLAMMIN' SALMON (DVD) Anchor Bay Ent. Slammin' Cleon Salmon (Michael Clarke Duncan), the former Heavyweight Champion of the World and current owner of a high- scale Miami restaurant, has racked up a sizable gambling debt to a band of Japanese thugs. To help pay off the debt, Cleon challenges his oddball wait staff (the Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe, as well as Cobie Smulders and April Bowlby) to a contest where the top-selling server will win $10,000, while the waiter in last place gets a "broken-rib sandwich" -- courtesy of the Champ him- self. Spurred on by greed and panic, the staff resorts to backstabbing, bribery and indecent proposals in an at- tempt to up sell their patrons while simultaneously sabo- taging their co-workers. (1 hr. 38 mins.). GEORGIA O'KEEFFE (DVD) Sony Picture Home Ent. Joan Allen gives the per- formance of a lifetime as American icon, artist Geor- gia O'Keeffe. When O'Keeffe discovers her drawings be- ing displayed by famed photographer and art impre- sario Alfred Stieglitz (Jer- emy Irons), she orders him to remove the collection. She is ultimately won over by Alfred's charms, and al- lows him to become her professional benefactor. As their working relationship evolves, they fall deeply in love. when Georgia's star is poised to eclipse Alfred's light, the relationship suf- fers and he wounds her emo- tionally, and takes a younger lover. Georgia heads West, finds new inspiration for her paintings and ultimately her own voice.