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Page10 POST-GAZETTE, MAY 17, 2013 WWW.BOSTON POSTGAZETTE.COM The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani WE ARE ALL BOSTON STRONG AND ONE The horror that played out right in front of our eyes on Marathon Monday down near the race's finish line by Copley Square, which seemed so unimaginable moments before it blind- sided all of us, was just an- other reminder that the next moment in life does not be- long to any of us as Padre Pio once observed. I was struck by this reality as I viewed a horrible image in the NY Post taken moments before the first blast. There leaning over the barriers were two little children from Dorches- ter with other spectators. The little boy in the image had unknowingly moments to live and his sister would lose one leg in an instant. You can see Suspect #2 ready to leave his explosive bag on the sidewalk. The toll between the two bombs planted by a pair of brothers seemingly filled with hatred would leave three dead and many, many injured, inno- cent people victimized once again by what appears to be extreme elements of radical Islamic jihad hatred. Why did this evil happen? Where was God when we needed him? Why? Why? Why? Those there will never for- get what happened and what horror they witnessed that fateful day. Happiness to horror in a split second! When people ask for God's whereabouts, I looked at all those who were unhurt rush- ing to aid those caught up in the blast. Care-giving strang- ers and official first respond- ers at the scene! People not caring about themselves but others. No one knew if-a third bomb would go off and all these folks saw was others in need of help. Watching people carrying the injured in their arms, I saw the arms of God at work through us. On Sunday, April 21St, I walked over near the site of the bombings, closed my eyes and tried imagining what other people saw that day. I tried hearing what they heard as cheers turned into screams. After that, I walked back into town and over to St. Anthony's Shrine to pray for the dead and wounded. I found some so- lace but not nearly enough to extinguish my anger at those two brothers. When I heard the older brother was dead, I felt good. When they captured the younger brother alive, I was glad too, since we need to hear some answers as to why this happened and what they thought they were doing. Was it the work of sick minds or the work of a twisted religious philosophy? The good news is that Bos- ton didn't break that day. We stayed strong. We will not allow an act of terror to ter- rorize us. We are stronger than any evil doers trying to break our backs. We stood up and fought back as best we could. We tended to the vic- tims. We did not freeze up in fear. We beat the terrorists. They did not win. Good is stronger than evil. DISTRICT 5-E GETS NEW COMMUNITY OFFICER West Roxbury/Roslindale policed by BPD Area E-5 has a new community service officer. Officer Mary Beth Simmons. In her new job, she will maintain relationships between community resi- dents and the police. Her role is to maintain good relation- ships and not 911 related issues. Parking issues, prob- lems between neighbors, etc. Officer Simmons stated, "I am the liaison between the police and the community." Good luck to her in her new community role. HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH Save this date, Friday, October 25th at the Suffolk Downs Topsider Room. This is another fundraising effort for the East Boston Social Centers' programs. For more information, contact Marisa at 617-569-3221 ext. 19 or email LET THERE BE LIGHT Last month, St. Anthony's Shrine in Downtown Cross- ing began an Earth Day cam- paign to light up the upper church with some 160 new LED bulbs. The Franciscan Friars are updating church lighting to be more earth- friendly with energy saving LED light-bulbs. Please sup- port the effort to make St. Anthony add some green to his brown habit. If you wish to help stop by St. Anthony's Shrine the next time you are down in Downtown Crossing. JAZZ AT THE FIREHOUSE ZUMIX is presenting Jazz at the Firehouse, a concert series featuring local jazz musicians Nick Grondin Group on Sunday, May 19% Kenny Hadley Big Band on Sunday, June 2"d and Miss Tess and the Talkbacks on Sunday, June 16Q Each evening opens with emerg- ing artists from ZUMIX youth programs. Join up at the Firehouse right around the corner from the Maverick T Station. All proceeds to support ZUMIX youth pro- grams. For more details and tickets, go to or call 617-568-9777. EAST BOSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Annual $10,000 Dinner Join the East Boston Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 23rd for their Annual 10K Dinner at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel at Logan Airport. Cocktails begin at 6:00 pm with dinner to follow begin- ning at 7:00 pm. The annual $10,000 Din- ner is the most exciting an- nual event the East Boston community has to offer. The evening will feature a lavish multi-course surf & turf din- ner, complimentary bever- ages all night, $10,000 Grand Prize Drawing, auctions, raffles and tons of fun and prizes. A maximum of 225 Grand Prize Drawing tickets will be sold. You can purchase tickets for the dinner only without being entered into the Grand Prize Drawing. To purchase tickets, do- nate a prize or auction item, or for further information, please call 617-569-5000. FREE CLINIC Stop by the Mariner's House, 11 North Square in Boston's North End on Tues- day, May 21st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to take part in a free Reiki Clinic/Reiki Share. All participants will receive a 10-15 minute Reiki session as well as in- struction in relaxation and self-healing techniques. Traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho is an ancient healing technique that allows uni- versal life force and loving energy to flow through the CEMETE RY 500 Canterbury Street The Respect)id Way., Boston, MA 02131 617.524.1036 Serving the Italian Community for Over 100 Years! practitioner to the fully clothed recipient. Choose either a chair or table treat- ment. Reiki is a holistic practice that allows for relaxation and self-healing on all levels -- mental, emotional, spiritual and physical. Reiki is simple to use and can even be taught to chidlren. Reiki has been found to help with pain control, stress reduction and with self heal- ing of all kinds. Please RSVP to Maxine Bornstein RN, MS, Reiki Master Teacher/Practitio- ner, Certified Holistic Nurse, Nurse Coach at 508-292- 5258 or by email at maxine@retklhythesea.~om, , 000~000000000000~00000000000~000000000000000~ by Bob Morello ; ,. more than mee the eye SPIES OF WARSAW (Blu-ray) BBC Home Ent. Colonel Jean-Francois Mer- cier (David Tennant) is a highly decorated war hero drawn into a world of be- trayal, intrigue and passion in this thrilling spy story set in a pre-World War II Europe, where German operatives are locked in a life-or-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. While risking his life and working in the shad- ows of venal and dangerous characters, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations. Love and lies intertwine in this story of survival. It is a time for risks and leaps of faith, as no one knows what tomor- row will bring. IRON MAN: ARMORED ADVENTURES - SEASON 2, VOLUME 4 (DVD) Gaiam-Vivendi Ent. Iron Man finally saves his father from imprisonment under the tyranny of Doctor Doom. But, to bring life back to normal, he has to find a way to fight the clutches of villain Justin Hammer and return the company to his father. The Mandarin gains all ten rings of power and it demands that a new Hero emerge, as Tony Stark gives Pepper Potts her own suit of armor and Rescue is born! When the Makluans attack, Iron Man must call on all his allies across the world: Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Black Pan- ther, The Hulk and Black Widow to battle the alien invasion to save the human race from certain destruc- tion. Don't miss a single moment of the six heart- pounding episodes. BRUCE LEE DOUBLE FEATURE: THE BIG BOSS/ FIST OF FURY/ WAY OF THE DRAGON/ GAME OF DEATH (DVD) Shout! Factory The ongoing celebration in honor of Bruce Lee's illustri- ous career continues, as Shout! Factory delivers four spectacular Bruce Lee mar- tial arts epics. ~The Big Boss' is his first smash in movies, as Lee stars as Cheng, a young man who moves to Bangkok to take a job in an ice factory with his cousins. 'Fist of Fury' has Lee arriv- ing in Shanghai to attend the funeral of his teacher and the cause of death. ~rhe Way of the Dragon' has Lee in Rome to help his friend who is being forced by local gangsters to sell her restau- rant. 'Game of Death' has Lee as Billy Lo, a young kung fu star with a bright future, and is pursued by a syndi- cate that exploits entertain- ers. Tragically, Bruce Lee passed away during the pro- duction of this film. FACE 2 FACE (DVD) Wolfe Video An intimate personal jour- ney from loneliness to true friendship. 'Face 2 Face' fol- lows the 11,000-mile, cross- country adventure of award- winning filmmaker Kather- ine Brooks, as She emerges from a post-surgical depres- sion to connect with 50 ran- dom Facebook friends -- in person! An inspiring and deeply moving, must-see film. 5,000 Facebook friends, but not many hugs. SHANGHAI NOON & SHANGHAI KNIGHTS (Blu-ray) Touchstone Home Ent. East meets West, as action star Jackie Chan and funny- man Owen Wilson, in two hilarious action-adventure comedies. Chinese Imperial Guard Chon Wang is in for a real kick when he travels to the rough and tumble Old West to rescue the beauti- ful kidnapped princess Pei Pei (Lucy Liu). Teamed with laid-back cowboy outlaw Roy O'Bannon, they face jail, brawls and villains. Then the two jump in the saddle for the wild and wooly sequel as the two unlikely heroes travel to London on a daring quest for honor and revenge. WWII FROM SPACE (Blu-ray) Lionsgate World War II delivered in a way you've never experi- enced it before. This two- hour HISTORY special uses an all-seeing CGI eye that offers a satellite view of the conflict, allowing you to experience it in a way that puts key events and tip- ping points in a global perspective. Groundbreaking moments recreated that could never have before been captured on camera. Infor- mation is brought to the forefront and explains how a nation ranked 19t~ in the world's militaries in 1939, became the only atomic su- perpower in six years. SUPERMAN: UNBOUND (Blu-ray) Warner Home Video An unstoppable android on the horizon -- a mysterious fireball hurtling toward Earth and a fearless and beautiful reporter who'll stop at noth- ing to get her story! It's just another day for the heroic Man of Steel, only this time for better or for worse, he has his unpredictable cousin, Supergirl by his side. The gritty adventure begins as Superman learns about the ruthless force known as Brainiac, who seized and miniaturized Krypton's capi- tal City of Kandor. Deter- mined to liberate the cap- tured metropolis and protect his home planet from Brainiac's increasing power, Superman takes on his most menacing enemy yet. In this animated original movie based on the gripping comic book miniseries.