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PagPIQ .:-a, , ,.,.. .. ,. . ..... POST-GAZETTE, JULY 8, 2011 .... ,: News Briefs (Continued from Page l] 21 arrests on June 22. The drug sweep was dubbed "Operation Tanglewood" with 31 indictments and more arrests expected. Kudos to the residents of the area getting fed up and calling the police for help. Deborah Smith, a former president of the Lenox Cam- den Residents Association, an anti-crime task force stated, "Thank God they (Boston Police) did that." Bos- ton Police Commissioner Ed Davis stated, *The many law- abiding citizens in this com- munity as well as across the city deserve an environment where residents feel safe and their children can play in an atmosphere free from the influence of guns, gangs and crime." I remember growing up in St. Philip's Parish when the church was located at the corner of East Lenox and Harrison Avenue. Both sides of Washington Street in this Lower Roxbury community was once a safe place to live and I am glad that folks strug- gling first hand with this pa- thology of crime have said they won't take it anymore. "Operation Tanglewood" was a one-day event, but one day can lead to the next day and the next. Good things have to start somewhere. The Tall Ships of "12 Tall ships from around the world will be sailing into Bos- ton Harbor next summer to take part in a parade of sail honoring the 200 th anniver- sary of the War of 1812 and the role played in it by our very own USS Constitution. President Obama has been invited to this event. Attorney General Rejects Foxboro Ordinance Attorney General Martha Coakley did what I thought she should do, which was to strike down a new Foxboro bylaw imposing a 8200 fee on people who get publicly drunk and need police protective custody. Obviously, no one in Foxboro remembered the 1971 Alcohol Treatment and Rehabilitation, which pre- vents cities and towns from forcing drunks to pay crimi- nal or civil fees. The ruling seemingly surprised Police Cllef Edward O'Leary who said the bylaw was a good one but added, "I,m certainly dis- appointed by the outcome of the review, but the law is the law." However, the Town Man- ager Kevin Paicos seemed way off base saying the at- torney general's ruling was "odd." He also added perhaps Foxboro could continue en- forcing its bylaws in flagrant violation of the attorney gen- eral's advice and say "sue us." Then we can go in front of a judge to see if we have the legal authority to contro- vert the law." Silly tough blarney to me. We are a na- tion of laws and not town managers who only seem- ingly want to-enforce the laws they like. He needs to get over this ruling and listen to the advice of the police chief, the law is the law. Graphic Labels on Cigarette Packs Meaningless People who smoke know cigarettes are bad for you already and don't need to look at graphic images to understand it any better. Dead bodies, bad teeth, can- cer-ridden lungs or a guy smoking out of his Adam's apple won't get many smok- ers to give up their cigs. Health officials are living in a dream world if they actually believe these new visual warnings will have any kind of real impact on the choice to smoke or not to smoke. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says, "With these warnings, every person who picks up a pack of cigarettes is going to know exactly what risks they are taking." Hog- washt Most smokers already know their health is at risk by smoking. When you're in denial about cancer and cig- arettes, looking at horrible images of decaying lungs or a guy smoking through his Adam's apple isn't going to registering on any smoker's reality radar. Huntsman in GOP Hunt for White House Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman h'as thrown his hat into the ring for the GOP nomination for president at two sites on June 21. First, in the shadow of the Statute of Liberty in New York Harbor and then later in New Hampshire. Huntsman is also a former Ambassa- dor to China for President Obama and a former Ambas- sador to Singapore for Presi- dent George H.W. Bush. North End Athletic Association ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT to Benefit the North End Athletic Association MONDAY, AUGUST 1,2011 7:30 a.m. SHOT GUN start ANDOVER COUNTRY CLUB Canterbury Street, Andover, MA More than 144 golfers participate in this sold-out tournament annually. It is important that you save the date and plan on joining us on Monday, August I st. golf, lunch and raffle prizes... Money raised from this tournament allows the North End Athletic Association to purchase uniforms and equipment for sporting events and add to the existing program. The North End Athletic Association is a 50-year-old organization, which provides athletic, social, educational and civic activities within the community and the City of Boston. For further information, please contact Louie Cavagnaro at 617-523-7410 In his first stop, he re- minded folks of President Ronald Reagan with his hope- ful optimism about America's future. He comes across as a Reagan Republican and at 51 years of age brings a more inclusive vision of where the Republicans need to be going if they want to get back to the White House with its version of the 21 t century leadership. On foreign policy, Hunts- man is for withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan sooner than later and he also is critical of our ongoing in- tervention in Libya. At his Exeter, NH appear- ance few if any in the audi- ence knew much of him, but several seemed impressed after listening to him. Carol Powell of Exeter told a Bos- ton Globe reporter, "I'm so excited by someone who has faith, believes in his coun- try, his enthusiasm and his age. We can have him around for a while." Former Governor Mitt Romney may be the per- ceived front runner, but the race for the nomination is a marathon and not a sprint. Huntsman will be in this race for a while. NBC Errs on Pledge Admission On Sunday, June 19, NBC Sports removed the words "Under God" from a children's recital of the Pledge of Alle- giance before the start of the U.S. Open. Many believe this was done to apparently appease those politically cor- rect folks who think "Under God" isn't a phrase of diver- sity. The far-left ideology has now extended to the Golf Channel. American Marxism Groucho Marx always pushed the envelope and blurred the lines between humor and cynicism. Think- ing of Mitt Romney the other day, I remember Groucho once saying, "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them ... well, I have others." When I think of the MSNBC crowd, I also think Groucho and his definition of politics, "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." Eastern Europe Salutes Reagan Eastern European nations celebrated President Ronald Reagan's i00 th birthday and his role in tearing down both the Berlin Wall and the invisible Iron Curtain. Reagan's two-terms in the White House led to a historic freedom movement in all of Eastern Europe. Recently, Zsolt Nemeth, Hungary's deputy foreign minister stated, Reagan's inspiring leadership led to a democratic movement, which was "fueled by the fact that in the West, there was truth, political leaders who don't compromise and turn upside down what was truth. Reagan was that type of poli- tician." Hungary now has a life-size statue of Ronald Reagan in Budapest on Free- dom Square across from the U.S. Embassy. The Reagan celebrations concluded on July 4 th. i ...... by bob morello Faco x 00!ii!iiii00i00i' JOSEPH LEO BWARIE - NOTHIN' BUT LOVE Creative Civilization If you've been fortunate enough to catch the Broadway smash-hit 'Jersey Boys,' you will recognize Joseph Leo Bwarie who does a superb job portraying Frankie Valli. Following more than 1,000 shows performed, Bwarie teams up with original Four Seasons member, Charles Calello to deliver his solo debut 'Nothin' But Love." This 'baker's dozen' of swingin' tracks shine via Bwarie's sexy, fresh sound, and a 40-piece orchestra that includes legendary jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, and Paulinho da Costa's Latin percussion. The non-stop journey steps off With "Old Devil Moon," trailed by "Stand By Me," the romantic "If I Had You," a revised arrangement of Don Costa's silky smooth "Frenesi," deliv- ered impeccably by Bwarie, along with dynamite versions of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "A Lot of Livin' to Do." The Emerson College alum does a great job on Frank Loesser's "I've Never Been In Love Before," nary missing a beat on Cole Porter's "Night and Day," the glowing "When the Sun Comes Out," and Irving Berlin's tender "What'll I Do?" The ride winds down with the Hart/Rodgers classic "Fall- ing in Love With Love" and Bwarie takes the Goffin/King hit "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" and makes it his own! TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Warner Bros. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the highly anticipated motion picture hit theaters last week. The film's soundtrack is solid, featuring the efforts of a host of today's top artists. Linkin Park's "Iridescent" serves as the album's first single, plus "Monster" (Paramore), "The Only Hope For Me Is You" (My Chemical Romance), "Faith (When I Let You Down)" from Taking Back Sunday, along with "The Bottom" (Staind), and Art of Dying's "Get Thru This." The action continues with, "All That You Are" (Goo Goo Dolls), "Head Above Water" (Theory Of A Deadman), the searing "Set The World On Fire" (Black Veil Brides), and back into the fire with Skillet's "Awake & Alive," closing out with Mastodon's driving "Just Got Paid." This album released in Standard, iTunes Deluxe and Game Stop configurations. JUSTIN MOORE - OUTLAWS LIKE ME Valory Music Co. When Justin Moore's album debuted as the '# 1 Best Sell- ing Country Album' -- it was obvious that this was some- thing special from one of the hottest artists in country music: With a strong style, the Arkansas native delivers thirteen outstanding tracks, including the album's initial single "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away," rapidly climbing the charts. Moore shows another side on "Redneck Side," boasting "My Kind of Woman," partying with "Run Out of Honky Tonks," saluting "Beer Time," the humor of "Bait A Hook," and remi- niscing to the tune of "Flyin' Down A Back Road." Moore showcases his songwriting skills, having a hand in all but two songs on the album. Second half happenings have, "If You Don't Like My TWang," the sure-fire "Guns," the admir- ing "Sunshine Babies," pledging "Til My Last Day," taking a back seat with "Bed Of My Chevy," and ends with the auto- biographical title cut "Outlaws Like Me." A powerful album by Moore! PASSIONE- UN'AVVENTURA MUSICALE Universal Music Passione - Un'Avventura Musicale, is the motion picture soundtrack to John Turturro's film about Neapolitan music. His travels to Naples made him surprisingly aware of the multitude of talent available, and his thoughts of a docu- mentary, quickly turned into a wild. fantasy. The film's 23 songs display the musical culture of Italians, Greeks, Arabs, French, Spanish, Normans and Americans -- all sto- rytellers. The artists range from '60s Italian pop singer Mina, to Spakka-Neapolis 55, whose songs have been heard in '*The Sopranos;" from Fiorello and Massimo,Ranieri, two Ootaly's most beloved entertainers, to Tunisian singer M'Barka Ben Taleb; from actress-singer Angela Luce, to Max Casella, an American actor, and Enrico Caruso's "A Vucchella." Perform- ing the title track is James Senese, a master saxophonist with a heart-rending voice, and Daniele, one of the most internationally successful Neapolitan artists, is heard with "Napul'e," probably the greatest contemporary classic of the Neapolitan tradition. Passione: A Musical Adventure is his homage to a place where a solitary voice on the street can cause an entire intersection to break into song. RICKY SKAGGS - COUNTRY HITS BLUEGRASS STYLE Skaggs Family Grammy-award winner Ricky Skaggs took the stage with the Boston Pops in Boston, June 25 th and 26 th, performing many of Skaggs' country and bluegrass hits as part of his 2011 Treasure Chest Tour. Skaggs also announced the July 19th release of Country Hits Bluegrass Style. The 14-song release is a mix between Skaggs' country and bluegrass roots. This album is a treat for bluegrass and country lovers alike. It begins with the spirited "Heartbroke," and includes the classic "Honey (Open That Door)," # 1 hits "Cajun Moon," "Crying My Heart Out Over You," "He Was On To Something (So He Made You)," and "Highway 40 Blues." "Uncle Pen" which was the first bluegrass tune to ever reach #1 on Billboard's country chart, plus "I Don't Care," the classic "Country Boy," and ends with "Somebody's Prayin'." Some- how, Ricky Skaggs' sound just never gets old!