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PagelO POST-GAZE'l-rE, MAY 22, 2015 r. IIIIIII|IIIIIIIIII|IIIIII|IIIIII|II|IIQII|III!  li VIEWS...morethanmeetstheeye il OOOOOOOOIOOIOOOOQOQ,OOOOOtOOOOQOOQOOQOOOOOOOOO RAWHIDE: THE working along with her ex- COMPLETE SERIES (DVD) boyfriend-turned-partner CBS+Paramount Lieutenant AI Burns (Dylan Clint Eastwood .is Rowdy Walsh). Together, they deal Yates, assistant to his boss with a dangerously illegal un- Gil Favor (Eric Fleming), on derground poker ring, a mur- the popular classic televi- dered high-profile television sion Western, 'Rawhide.' star, and the death of a col- Enjoy every action-adven- lege dropout who lived in an ture episode, in one collec- abandoned island commu- tion of 59 discs, battling rus- nity. The team's biggest chal- tlers, hostile tribes, and lenge occurs, when a crazed deadly gunslingers on their assassin puts Carrie's life cattle drive along the and memory on the line! Sedalia Trail. 'Rawhide' was DUCK DYNASTY: Eastwood's breakout role as SEASON 7 (DVD) the impetuous Yates, along Lionsgate Home Ent, with an amazing roster of The Robertson family is guest stars. Featuring the back in business in Season series' most memorable 7 with a host of fun-filled moments, as Girs showdown family antics and occupa- with a ruthless assassin, tional escapades. 'Duck Dy- Rowdy's struggle against a nasty' heads across the pond pack of wolves, in over two when Willie and the crew hundred classic episodes in travel to Scotland. But while this outstanding collection on a bus tour to re-awaken (1959-65), featuring eight their Scottish roots, they seasons shown in black & uncover more than ex- white, pected. Jase tries his hand TRACERS (Blu-ray) at the Highland Games, Lionsgate Home Ent. while Uncle Si interrupts New York City bicycle mes- Jep and Jessica, during a senger Cam (Taylor Lautner) romantic rendezvous. Back is the hottest thing on two home, Willie kicks into gear wheels, but he is in heavy as assistant football coach debt to a violent organized on Lil Will's team, while crime gang. When Cam 'Dancing with the Stars' pro- crashes his bike into a su- fessional dancer Mark Bal- per sexy stranger, Nikki las, pays a visit to dance (Marie Avgeropoulos), she partner Sadie, and gets introduces him to her crew Willie and Kay out on the -- a team who uses parkour dance floor. The Robertson's to pull of heists. Hoping to al- lend a helping hand to a leviate his debt, he quickly longtime Duck Commander joins. As the stakes get employee's mom in need. higher with many more dan- ROOMMATE WANTED gerous side ventures, the (DVD) payout gets bigger. Cam Lionsgate Home Ent, must use all his skills to stay Janie is an ambitious stu- alive as the crew's heists dent who dreams of a better grow ever more bold, and life. Dee is a gorgeous social- mob enforcers breathe re- ite who dreams of a rich hus- lentlessly down his neck. band. They're already not the TANKED: SEASON TWO best of friends ... or the best (DVD) of roommates. But when Cinedigm Janie gets the opportunity of All this water in the desert a lifetime, Dee becomes the is no mirage -- it's the work roommate from hell, as she of the Las Vegas duo head- desperately tries to destroy ing the largest aquarium Janie's life. It becomes an manufacturing company in all out girl-war, leaving a the nation. Clients from all 'Roommate Wanted.' Star- over the country calls on ring Alexa Vega, Kathryn brothers-in-law Wayde King Morris and Richard Riehle. and Brett Raymer in search SLAM DUNK: SEASON I, of their extraordinary cre- VOLUME I (DVD) ations. In this two-disc set, Cinedigm an orthodontist in New York Hanamichi Sakuragi is orders up a shark tank for a delinquent with a long his new office, a game en- history of getting dumped thusiast in Chicago wants a by girls. After enrolling pinball-machine aquarium, in Shohoku High School, and a team in Pensacola Hanamichi becomes inter- wants to convert their bus ested in a girl named into a mobile aquarium -- Haruko, who loves the game just to name a few. Dive into of basketball. Even though gallons of creative chal- he doesn't know the rules, lenges that fill hours of fishy can't dribble, and is unsuited fun in Season Two. to teamwork and sportsman- UNFORGETTABLE: THE ship, Hanamichi decides THIRD SEASON (DVD) to join the team, only to CBS+Paramount be confronted by star player, Detective Carrie Wells Rukawa, and later by the (Poppy Montgomery) returns team's captain, who is to the high-profile area of Haruko's older brother. the NYPD Major Crimes De- Hanamichi starts to like the partment, using her unique game, and finds he has skill -- a perfect memory -- ample talent and ability, but to help solve crimes. Thir- will it be enough for him to teen episodes have her make the basketball team? The Federal Trade Commission works for the consumer to prevent fraud and deception. or log on to 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 STRICTLY SINATRA IS EVERYWHERE Don't forget to remember the upcoming Strictly Sinatra MusicAmerica Summer Wind Dance Party. It will be taking place on Friday night June 5 th starting at 8:00 pm at Raffael's, at the South Shore Country Club in Hingham. Dance to the music of Michael Dutra & the Strictly Sinatra Band as they pay tribute to Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack and more. Remem- ber 2015 is the centennial of Frankie baby's birth in Hoboken, NJ. For more de- tails call 617-633-5100 or 617-912.2633 or go online to MusicNotNoise. com. And don't forget to listen to Ron Della Chiesa on WPLM-FM every Sunday evening. Strictly Sinatra from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm and MusicAmerica from 10:00 pm until 2:00 am. Got a favorite Sinatra tune for a special occasion? Email Ron at Tell him, Sal told you to do it. CONGRATS TO GENERAL JOE DUNFORD General Joseph Dunford, Jr., has been named by President Obama to become the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dunford was born in South Boston and raised there until his family moved to Merrymount. Both Southie and Quincy salute him on this appointment. He has served in combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan. I met him a few years ago at a South Boston veteran's event and he is one regular guy who never forgot his roots. FINAL REMINDER FOR SALESIAN EVENT The 7 th Annual Salesian Boys & Girls Club Scholar- ship Breakfast will be held at SpineIli's in Day Square on Thursday, May 28 th start- ing at 7:30 am. Contact Fa- ther John at the Club for more information. Don't be left out. Remember it is all for a great cause. THOUSANDS MARCH IN MOTHER'S DAY PEACE WALK Thousands marched along Dorchester Avenue on Mother's Day calling for peace in the streets and showing support for the families who have lost loved ones to homicide. The first year of this march, several hundred showed up, but this year at the 19 th Walk for Peace thousands marched. Mayor Marty Walsh marched too and said, "The Walk for Peace should not just be on Mother's Day, but on every other day. Tina Cherry took what was a tragedy in her family and turned it into something beautiful." Someday hopefully, we will no longer need a Mother's Day Walk for Peace, but un- til then mothers, fathers and the community will unite in the name of peace. REMEMBERING THE OLD WOOLWORTHS SODA FOUNTAINS Recently I saw a reproduc- tion of an old Woolworth's menu. One time back in the day, there were Woolworths all over the place. When I was a little kid, my mother would drag me and my little brother out shopping with her and we almost always ended up at Woolworths and we would always get Ma to take us to the soda fountain for something to eat and a mug full of Hire's Root Beer. Best root beer ever. Every- thing was so cheap back in my younger days. A mug of root beer only cost a dime. This was pre-fast food when there was places like Hayes Bickfords, the Waldorf, White Tower, Joe & Nemo and if you were lucky enough to grow up in the South End, there was the City Spa Cafeteria, the Co- lonial or Sam's Spa. Every- one knew your name and the food was real too. JAZZ @ THE FIREHOUSE KICKS OFF JUNE 7 TM The 2015 season of JAZZ @ The Firehouse kicks off on June 7 th with the Christine Fawson Quartet at the ZUMIX Firehouse. For more info, go to http://jazzatthe firehouse.eventbrite, com/ MIRABELLA POOL REGISTRATION IS ON, AND THE NAZZARO FLOWERS BLOOMING I just signed up once again at the Nazzaro Community Center for my summer of '15 pool pass. I look forward to summers in the North End. I can sit in my chair, put on my sunscreen, listen to my radio and pass the time with like-minded friends. One "of those friends is Gigi Reppucci, who is known as the "Tan-Man" at the pool and back at the Nazzaro Cen- ter he is the unofficial "Gar- dener in Charge" and he loves his flowers and bring- ing them to life and keeping them healthy. GIGI BACK AT HIS NAZZARO GARDEN Gigi Repucci feeding his flowers at his side Garden along North Bennet Street. (Photo by Sal Giarratani) News Briefs (Continued from Page I) definitely Christian and be- lieved in God's natural laws. Reread the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Inde- pendence or even Abe Lin- coln's Gettysburg Address. Too many liberals only believe in the power of themselves, which is why America is falling today. Republicans Even Siding with the President on NSA Too What is going on here? The president wants the NSA information collecting con- tinued while a federal court recently ruled that the NSA's bulk collection of cell phone data exceeds authorization within the Patriots Act, which is up for renewal. The Republicans under Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are siding with President Obama while Democrats in the Senate like U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), are in revolt over this massive net of citizen cell phone information. Like the recent trade bill pulled from the fast track by Demo- crats, the president now has new allies in the establish- ment GOP nitwits who forgot why they were elected into office this past November. Ben Carson Maybe a Great Neurosurgeon, but ... I just wrote off Dr. Ben Carson from my list of poten- tial presidential candidates. Recently, he stated that the United States should re- think the notion that a president must enforce laws the Supreme Court declares unconstitutional. Carson was on Fox News Sunday and stated his belief that we needed to discuss the court's power to review laws passed by Congress that stemmed from the 1803 Marbury v. Madison land- mark case. Carson added at a South Carolina event that the president must carry out laws passed by Congress, but questioned so-called "judi- cial laws." He is sounding just as silly as Obama who talks of us- ing his pen and phone. America is a constitution- ally-driven Democratic Re- public with three very sepa- rate and equally distinctive branches. All three branches of our federal government are co-equals. Each serves its important role to ensure the rule of law and its constitutionality. Sorry, Dr. Ben, you have the wrong prescription in the case you made to voters on the campaign trail.