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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 7, 2013 eeeeeoeooeoeeeeeeeoetoooeoeeeeoeeeeoeoeeeooe: • |/IDEO ! : by Bob Morello "VIEWS * ... more than meets the eye • 1 i eooeoe•eoooeeeei•eeeetoeootoeeetoeeotoeeeo•ot THE GREAT GATSBY: MIDNIGHT IN MANHATTAN (DVD) BBC Home Ent. Produced in celebration of the 75 th Anniversary of the publication of 'The Great Gatsby,' this fascinating pro- gram explores the turbu- lent life and dark creative spirit of its writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It examines his disappointing college days at Princeton, his disastrous marriage to Zelda, his diffi- cult relationship with Hem- ingway and his tendency to sell out and compromise his talent for cash, which led to his tumultuous last days in Hollywood.' It dispels the age-old mythology surround- ing Fitzgerald, largely self- created, which tends to glam- orize the Jazz Age and his alcoholism. Gatsby is a fascinating portrait of this most enduring American icon. FRINGE: THE COMPLETE FIFTH & FINAL SEASON (DVD) Warner Bros. Home Ent. The year is 2036. The Observers have become ruthless rulers, limiting free will and speech and are slowly poisoning Earth's itmo- sphere so that only their own kind can survive. All is not lost, however. A series of video- tapes, preserved in amber, hold detailed plans for over- throwing the Observers and restoring the planet and its people. The Fringe team undertakes the most impor- tant mission of all time: retrieve the tapes, follow their clues, decipher the code and prepare for the battle to save humanity. Thirteen episodes full of struggles, surprises and sac- rifices fill this emotional final season. FRAGGLE ROCK - MEET THE FRAGGLES (DVD) Gaiam Vivendi Ent. Dance your cares away with this collection of six episodes highlighting every- one's favorite fun-loving furry creatures -- Fraggles! Get to know Gobo, Red, Boober, Wembley and Mokey as they explore outer space, dodge the Gorgs and learn about themselves and the world around them in this silly compilation. TEXAS CHAINSAW (Blu-ray) Lionsgate 'Texas Chainsaw' contin- ues the legendary 1974 story of the homicidal Sawyer fam- ily. In Newt, Texas, where for decades, people have gone missing without a trace. Years later and hundreds of miles away from the original massacre, Heather, a young girl, learns that she had in- herited a Texas estate from a grandmother she never knew she had. Embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victo- rian mansion. Her newfound wealth comes at a price, when she discovers the hor- ror that awaits her in the cellar of her new mansion. LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE - DC SUPER HEROES UNITE (DVD) Warner Home Video An award party for Gotham City's Man of the Year, Bruce Wayne, quickly descends into chaos when The Joker crashes onto the scene with a full gallery of rogues at his side, including the Riddler, Catwoman and Two-Face. The Dark Knight swings into action to corral the uninvited guests, but one criminal attendee isn't quite so obvious -- Lex Luthor. And with him, a secret weapon that could change the balance of power in Gotham forever: The Decon- structorI The troublesome team of Lex Luther and The Joker may be more than the stubborn Batman and Robin can handle alone, but what are Super Friends for? With SuLperman, Wonder Woman, Gr'een Lantern and the JULStice League in tow, they storm into action to protect the innocenti save Gotham City and have a few laughs along the way. Includes the featurette: 'Building Batman,' three Bonus Car- toons, A LEGO Batman stop- motion short and much, much more! POWER RANGERS SAMURAI: THE SIXTH RANGER - VOL. 4 (DVD) Lionsgate When a mysterious fisher- man arrives, the Power Rangers Samurai meet their newest ally -- Antonio, the Gold Ranger! But before he Can join the team, Antonio must prove he possesses the true spirit of the samurai. Jayden, Kevin, Emily, Mia and Mike are challenged by the Nighlok monsters more than ever when Mas- ter Xandred sends Steeleto to attack the Power Rangers, Antberry and Octoroo at- tempt to open a portal and Splitflace traps human spirits. Antonio shows the Power Rangers he too can be a samurai with his light- ning-fast Barracuda Blade, the ink-spraying OctoZord, and the ClawZord's Mega Modes! Four epic adventures to enjoy! THE HIGH FRUCTOSE ADVENTURES OF ANNOYING ORANGE: VOL. 2: GET JUICED (DVD) Gaiam Vivendi Ent. Orange isn't just out of the kitchen, he's out of this world in his own smash hit Car- toon Network show! Follow Orange and his pals Pear, Passion Fruit, Marshmallow and their wacky human handler Nerville, as they travel through time and space in their magical fruit cart. Together they squeeze their way through one ad- venture after another! As always, Orange is annoying! 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 "THE MANIPULATED PRESS" This was the headline on a Bay State Banner editorial on May 23 rd defending the president against an on- slaught of truthfully telling. The president is sinking in a quagmire of his own mak- ing and yet liberals in Wash- ington and here locally con- tinue to defend the defense- less. The targeting of con- servative groups by the I.R.S., the spying on main- stream news media outlets and the obvious cover-up of Benghazi are all major sto- ries that need to be quickly addressed by this presiden- tial administration. But all we get are nic'e sounding sound bites, is there any other kind? And when more is needed, less is obtained as in taking the Fifth before Congress. The Banner does the usual kiss up to Obama lip service. Don't look at the facts, just throw out the R card and blame everything on Repub- licans and racists. Better to do that than actually look like a real newspaper. Eh? CONNOLLY OPENS CHARLESTOWN OFFICE Recently, some 50 volun- teers gathered at 295 Main Street to officially open up the campaign office in Char- lestown for John Connolly's mayoral run. On May 30 th, Connolly hosted a Charles- town kick-off and neigh- borhood party at the new Knights of Columbus on Medford Street. CHIEF MARSHAL'S BUNKER HILL DAY PARADE BANQUET JUNE 14 The James W. Conway Post #26 of the American Legion will be hosting the annual banquet to honor the 2013 Chief Marshal Eileen Locke on Friday, June 14 th at 6:30 pm at the Knights of Columbus. A buffet dinner will be served. For tickets call Arthur Hurley at 617- 242-2724 or Eileen herself at 617-242-7523. ISN'T A DRIVER'S LICENSE NEEDED TO DRIVE AN MBTA BUS? Recently, a former T bus supervisor drove T buses for reportedly five years with a suspended driver's license, a clear and obvious violation of T policy. This guy was allowed to retire in March from his $86,000 a year salary one month after the MBTA suspended the 20 year employee because he lacked a valid driver's license. SALESIANS COMMUNITY BREAKFAST JUNE 20 The Salesians Boys & Girls Club will be holding its fifth annual community break- fast on June 20 at the Top- sider Room at Suffolk Downs. Donations help sustain the club's After School Program and Summer Day Camp and keeps things affordable for parents. As usual Rep. Carlo Basile will emcee the event. Awards will be given to out-. standing members of the community. The 2013 Don Bosco Award will go to Roberto Casaletto while the 2013 C-Community Service Award will be made to Buddy Mangini and Manny Lopes. For further details call Steve Fielding at 617-567-0863 or BOBBY MEANEY CAPPUCCI IS BACK Retired BPD Officer Robert Cappucci gathered enough signatures to make the Sep- tember mayoral preliminary ballot. Bobby has lived his entire life in Eastie and before becoming a police officer, he served two terms on the elected Boston School Committee until 1991 when that body was turned into a mayoral appointed board. His father served as a state rep from 1936 to 1948. "I always wanted a political career and it was cut short when they abolished the School Committee," said Cappucci, Back in the 1980s, I was bumping into Bobby all the time as he ran several times for public office until he won a school committee seat for District 1 in 1987. Back then, I remember bumping into him when he was run- ning for city council from District 1 when I was cam- paigning for school commit- teeman in District 1. We both kept meeting at bingo halls in East Boston and those bingo players all loved Bobby. Me, I had to tell them I was an Italian guy from Charlestown. According to news reports, he had 72 volunteers fan- ning out across the city who helped gather 4,424 signa- tures. He said the volunteers "did a heck of a job." That sounded just like Cappucci of old to me. It has been too long since I've seen Cappucci's name on the bal- lot. Good luck, Bobby! An- other great Gaelic-Garlic Guy. KOUTOUJIAN WILL RUN FOR HOUSE SEAT IF MARKEY WINS Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian will run to succeed U.S. Rep. Eddie Markey if he defeats Repub - lican Gabriel Gomez in the special June 25 th U.S. Sen- ate race. Koutoujian was appointed sheriff in 2011 after serving 14 years as a state representative. He said, "This is the right deci- sion for me. This is some- thing that I've looked at in the past. It is something about which I feel very strongly and I think I can bring over 20 years of expe- rience as a prosecutor, state representative and sheriff." I have been friends with Peter for a few years now and I think his views are in line with what the people who live in 5 th District are looking for in their voice on Capitol Hill. • MassDO'r (Continued from Page I) MassDOT is encouraging motorists to join E-ZPass in advance of the transition and making it easier than ever for new custom- ers to join E-ZPass. MassDOT is planning a new North Shore Customer Walk-ln Center as well as putting a new mobile E-ZPass reg- istration vehicle on the road this summer to reach those motorists still using cash. Also provided, will be easy ways for custom- ers to add value using cash or credit cards. Despite the introduction of transponders and electronic toll collection in the late 1990s, a significant portion of Tobin Bridge customers still elect to pay with cash. In 2012, there were 4.1 million cash transac- tions on the Tobin Bridge, an average of more than 11,000 each day. E-ZPass transponders are available at 17 AAA branches and 20 Registry of Motor Vehicles branches or order a transponder online at INFORMATIONAL MEETING SERIES SCHEDULE REVERE Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Paul Revere School, 395 Revere Street 6:00 pm-8:00 pm WINTHROP Thursday, June 13, 2013 DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street 6:00 pm-8:00 pm SALEM Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Salem City Hall, 93 Washington Street 6:00 pm-8:00 pm SAUGUS Thursday, June 20, 2013 Town Hall, Auditorium, 298 Central Street 6:00 pm-8:00 pm For transportation news and updates visit MassDOT at our website: massdot, blog: or follow MassDOT on twitter at and Facebook at For events going on in Mchu is SR; : .............. i I me Mass00husetts of Trav :&TouriSm I Web site www..vacation!˘om I IFora compfmn chu 7MA! exti 3 1 WWW. BOSTON POSTGAZETTE.COM