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PagelO POST-GAZETTE, MAY 23, 2014 WWW.BOSTON POSTGAZETTE.COM ...n:.::'.n=e:s:ee:e. POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE: THE GREAT DRAGON SPIRIT (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. Troy, Noah, Emma, Gia and Jake must convince the mysterious Robo Knight to work as a team to battle PsychoTick's energy-drain- ing powers, ShadowSerpent's paralyzing touch, Distractor's giant army of MegaMonsters and NoJokes laughter-steal- ing traps. When an ancient weapon falls into the wrong hands, the Rangers will summon the Mighty Dragon Spirit to earn new Ultra Powers! See the rise of a new Megaforce team in these four ultra-exciting episodes. RIPPER STREET: SEASON TWO (Blu-ray) BBC Home Ent. The job of preventing Whitechapel from descend- ing into hell has never been harder for Inspector Reid and his loyal deputies. As the century enters its final decade, society teeters on the brink of moral collapse and nowhere are the bloated British Empire's problems felt more keenly than in its dark heart: the East End of London. The memory of Jack the Ripper may have faded, but the Whitechapel streets he walked are more danger- ous than ever. THE GOOD WITCH'S GARDEN (DVD) Cinedigm Cassandra "Cassie" Night- ingale (Catherine Bell) has settled into Middleton and is busy making a home of Grey House. Her boyfriend, Sheriff Jake Russell (Chris Potter}, and his kids are happy to have Cassie in the neighborhood, but she has yet to gain the trust of some people in town. Before long, a stranger rolls into town with papers entitling him to legal ownership of Grey House. Cassie is left without a home and is convinced Middleton isn't where she belongs. Ultimately, every- one will learn holding on too tightly to something can make it more likely that thing will slip through your fingers. MOBUS (Blu-ray) Lionsgate Home Ent. In the high-stakes world of espionage, Russian FSB operative Gregory Lioubov (Jean Dujardin} will do what- ever it takes to crack an in- ternational money-launder- ing operation, and Ameri- can banker Alice (Cecile De France) is the key. The only problem is that Lioubov isn't the only one after Alice. Now Lioubov must find out whom he can trust and use everything he knows in order to get to the truth and bring down a powerful Russian oligarch. PETER SIMON: THROUGH THE LENS (2-DVD) MVDvisual This 2-DVD set is packed with over 300 images, and many interesting anecdotes from behind the scenes that helped to create Peter Simon's classic body of work. Photo enthusiasts, especially baby boomers, will follow history in Simon's first DVD. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, People, Vil- lage Voice, Atlantic Monthly, Cape Cod Life, Boston Maga- zine, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone. From his 1962-65 "A Look Into My Father's Eyes," -- 'Lessons from my father in the darkroom and through the lens, to his stops on Martha's Vineyard, Jamaica, and a travelogue of images across the universe, Peter has seen it all! , DYNASTY: SEASON EIGHT - VOLUMES: ONE & TWO (2-DVD) CBS DVD + Paramount The addictive, primetime soap opera that quickly became a 1980s hit returns with this two-volume collec- tion. Featuring a legendary ensemble cast including John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins and Jack Coleman, the pop culture phenomenon centers on the conflicts, pas- sions, drives and tensions of the CaiTingtons. As the pow- erful, rich and greedy oil family struggles to maintain their position of wealth and power in the world, a tug-of- war between family empires begins to get down and dirty. Volume two leads up to a clifthanger finale, as fast and fatal as a bullet from a gun. DOCTOR WHO: THE WEB OF FEAR (DVD) BBC Home Ent. The classic 1968 'Doctor Who' six-part adventure has been restored and digitally remastered, thanks to the discovery of some missing episodes last year. In order to escape an attack in space, the TARDIS makes an un- scheduled landing and ends up deep inside the London Underground. Here the trav- elers soon find themselves engulfed in a thrilling battle with the Great Intelligence and the Yeti; a deadly enemy set to invade the Earth. But as events take a turn for the worsa,,.it becomes clear that the golden prize is not just the Earth, but the Doctor's mind as weIH CALL ME CRAZY: A FIVE FILM (DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Through five shorts named after each of the title char- acters -- Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace and Maggie -- power- ful relationships are built on hope and triumph raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental ill- ness. The star-studded cast includes Jennifer Hudson, Sarah Hyland, Melissa Leo, Sofia Vassilieva, Octavia Spencer, Brittany Snow, Jason Ritter, Jean Smart, Lea Thompson, Melanie Grif- fith, and Chelsea Handler. 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 JOE COOL IS BACK HOME If you have missed having Joe Cool around, I have got good news, he is back in the North End and he says "for good." Back on Salutation Street where he was born back in 1956. He was missed during his most recent Vegas years, but that is now the past. I caught up with him and his wife last week at My Cousins Place. This place isn't Contrada's to him, but it will have to do. Of course, my most recent sighting, Joe was sitting next to another North End icon Johnny "Shoes" Cammarata. Some things in the North End never change. ON STRIKE FOR FIFTEEN BUCKS Recently, fast food workers across the country went on strike to protest low wages, demanding 815 an hour. Folks working at a downtown McDonalds and two Burger Kings, including one on Mor- rissey Boulevard in Dorches- ter took part in the walk-off. In a number of cities, con- gressmen and city council- ors joined the strike lines. Once again showing politi- cians find it hard to avoid a good photo op for themselves. JOE JORDAN, R.I.P. Recently Former Boston Police Commissioner Joe Jordan passed away. The South Boston native took the reigns in 1976 when Mayor Kevin White appointed him to the top cop job in Boston. He served his city well, especially during the hot days of anti-busing when Judge Arthur Garrity forced his desegregation order on the City of Boston. Jordan was Supertendent-in-Chief when busing began and two years later was police com- missioner. He helped keep the city together and did a lot of positive leadership during a horrible part of Boston's history that changed the city forever. And with Joe Cool is back on North End soil again. Looks like he even lost some weight too. hindsight has been honored as a true Boston hero. He le(t office in 1983 when Mayor Ray Flynn appointed Mickey Roache as the new police commissioner. Ray Flynn recently opined, "He (Jordan) was in a tough situation, but the law came first with Joe. He was fair and professional and proud of his South Boston roots, but the safety of the children was his first priority." MOHEGAN SUN IS A MUSICAL WORLD TOO This weekend at Mohegan Sun, you can catch my favor- ites Rod Stewart and Santana on May 25 th ,.. June 21s!, it is Earth, Wind & Fire. Go to EAST BOSTON ATHLETIC BOARD BANQUET" COMING UP The East Boston Athletic Board will be hosting their 64 th Annual Banquet of Champions on Monday, June 23 rd at Spinelli's in East Boston. Scholarships and awards will be presented at this time. More on this event to come right here. Stay tuned. THE POOL IS ALMOST HERE AGAIN Good news, winter has scrammed out of here. It is Mirabella Pool registration time once again. You can sign up right now over at the Nazzaro Center. Between now and June 20 th, there are discounts available for adult and young adult rates. Check it out and tell Carl, Sal sent you. I love the Mirabella Pool, having great fun with the gang at poolside. Gigi is already priming his tan over at his Nazzaro Center side garden. He will be the "Tan Man" again inn 0 time. SOUTH BOSTON COLLABORATIVE FUNDRAISER Don't forget the South Bos- ton Collaborative Center's Annual Spring Fundraiser on Thursday, June 5 th start- ing at 6:00 pm at the Iron Workers Local 7 Union Hall on Old Colony Avenue. For further information, please call 617-534-9500. BOSTON MARATHON JIMMY FUND WALK The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai is seeking walkers. The one day walk for cancer is set for Sunday, September 2P t. It is a fund- raiser to fight cancer at Dana Farber. For more info, go to or call 866-531-9255. "LIFE SCIENCE CORRIDOR" PROPOSED ALONG RED LINE Mayors from several cities are trying to retain and grow economic development along the MBTA's Red Line. Mayors from Boston, Brain- tree, Cambridge, Quincy and Somerville aim to promote a parthership to create a "Life Science Corridor" along the Red Line corridor. As Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston stated, "Our cities alone perform quite well, but collaboratively we will continue to transform the economic prospects for the life sciences section of the Greater Boston region" Memorial Day Observances (Continued from Page I) May 26 th, services will be held at Fairview Cemetery, 45 Fairview Avenue, Hyde Park, at 11:00 am. The day's activities begin with an 8:00 am service at the Fogg- Roberts American Legion Post 78 located at 56 Harvard Ave., in Hyde Park. From there participants will march to a Mass at Most Precious Blood Parish at 43 Maple Street and then return to the Post for the start of a tour of local vet- eran's squares. The proces- sion will end up at the Civil War Memorial at Fairview Cemetery for the closing ceremony at 11:00 am. For more information, please contact Andy Murphy of the Fogg Post at 617-364-1636. In addition, a Memorial Day observance will also be held on May 26 at Evergreen Cemetery, 2060 Common- wealth Avenue, Brighton, at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. For further information, call the City of Boston's Cemetery Division at 617-635-7361. Additionally, Honor & Trib- ute: Memorial Day Concert will be held at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Monday, May 26 th on the Boston Waterfront at Christopher Columbus Park and will feature the Boston Children's Chorus and the Metropolitan Wind Symphony Orchestra. The concert is free.