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PAGE 8 POST-GAZE'l-rE, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 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 REMEMBERING 9-11 Please join your neighbors at East Boston's Annual Sep- tember 11" Memorial Service this Sunday, September 10" at 2:00 pm at Piers Park to remem- ber those who perished and honor our first responders, too. FREEBIF~ FOR EBT TAKERS? Gov. Charlie Baker has decided to push for %ultural experiences" for EBT card hold- ers under a plan that would hand out free or hugely dis- counted tickets to cultural institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, and the New England Aquarium. Baker, not to be con- fused with Faker, thinks free- bies to folks on the take from government will be able to push themselves out of poverty if the rest of us working stiffs pony up for them with our taxes. I guess only the takers deserve cultural experiences, huh? A GREAT MURAL ON PARIS STREET Two weeks ago, Mayor Walsh joined the City's Office of Immi- grant Advancement to unveil a new mural by Paris and Merid- ian Street in East Boston. The mural was completed by the city's Mural Crew on the Paris Street side of Dr. Dental and features East Boston immi- grants Carmello Scire and my good friend Veronica Robles. In these troubling times, it is good to see just how welcoming East Boston has always been to immigrants over the decades. This recent mural highlights immigrants from both Mexico today and Italians and Sicil- ians from yesterday and is also a very beautiful and powerful statement of what makes us America. CARDINAL RECENTLY BLESSES RENOVATIONS AT MOST HOLY REDEEMER After years of saving up to pay for major interior restorations of Most Holy Redeemer in East. Boston, parishioners attended a July 30~ Mass celebrated by Cardinal O~Vlalley at which he blessed the completed work. ~The work began in Janu- ary and was completed a few months back," said Father Tom Domurat. He also said there was a great turnout at this Mass. O'Malley said the church was built by Irish immigrants over 150 years ago and has now been restored by the newer Latino community for future generations of East Boston Catholics. Personally, I think the church's interior is now one of the most beautiful in the entire archdiocese. STAND DOWN GREATER BOSTON HAS NEW LOCATION For a number of years, the Stand Down for Veterans event has taken place over in Dorchester at the IBEW Local 107 on Freeport Street. But this year, the new location is City Hall Plaza, TODAY, Friday, September 8", from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. VINYL GROOVE WAS GROOVING LAST WEEKEND Vinyl Groove, a great '60s, '70s, R&B band, was in full swing over at The Marina at the Wharf in Revere last weekend. They packed the house with their unique sound that brings back memories and makes new ones, too. Check out this band online to see where they are performing next; they are a must-see and even better heard band. KEEP SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23xD OPEN This is the date for the Revere 2017 Fall Festival on Broadway starting at 1:00 pm. Local food trucks, live entertainment, and much more. ISLEY BROTHERS AT THE WILBUR Yes, you heard it right here. The Isley Brothers are headed for The Wilbur in the Theatre District on October 24th. If you love their sound, and who doesn't, this is a must-see, especially for real R&B fans. For more infol-tnatiorl, go to The Wilbur. com. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AL MARANDO Birthday wishes go out to my 1ongtime friend who hafts from my old Lower R0xbury neigh- borhood in St. Philip's Parish. He's an original Roxbury Italian like me and for a while back in the day, we both lived on or near East Lenox Street, too.. He's been in Roslindale for years now. It seemed many Roxbury Italians ended up leaving Roxbury for Roslin- dale. By the way, while Rox- bury Italians took off for Roslindale, the Roxbury Irish . KITCHEN & BATH MASONRY REMODELING CONSTRUCTION Construction Services, LLC DEMOLITION Remodeling & Design FENCES & DECKS Bostonia nc onstructions ervic es.c om Licensed & Insured Bostonianc onstructionServic e s@gmaiL com A1 Marando apparently loves gardening and finding weird- looking tomatoes, too. headed to either Southie or Dorchester. Happy 90" Birthday to A1, who recently celebrated his day with his entire family over at the Elks in West Roxbury. REVERE REPUBLICANS TO MEET Nice to know there are stil] some Republicans a~und these here parts. The Republican City Committee will be meeting on Thursday, September 14~ start- ing at 6:30 pm at the American Legion Post on Broadway. For more information, call Glenn LaCedra at 339-542-9547 or email JUST THINKING OUT LOUD HERE Back when I was a kid, the only Puerto Ricans I knew were my Aunt Blanca and my four cousins who were Puerto Rican- Irish. It wasn't until around 1964-66 that Boston's Puerto Rican community was born in the South End and in nearby Lower Roxbury. When the Annual Puerto Rican Parade began, it was pretty small. But this year they celebrated its 50" Anniversary. Many ask why the community came to be during that period in the '60s and the answer is sim- ply that that was when those Northeast Airlines Yellowbirds started flying direct to Boston. Prior to that, the flights ended in New York City. MEDAL OF HONOR PARK REDEDICATION CEREMONIES The 36th Anniversary of the South Boston Vietnam Memorial will take place this Sunday, September 10th at Medal of Honor Park following a 10:30 am Mass at St. Brigid's. This year's guest speaker is General George Casey, U.S. Army-Army Chief of Staff, Retired. 18TH ANNUAL SOUTH BOSTON STREET FESTIVAL Once again, the South Boston Chamber of Commerce is part- nering with the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation in hosting the 18" Annual South Boston Street Festival on Saturday, Septem- ber 16" along East Broadway up by L Street from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Live music, art- ists, restaurants, community organizations and much more. This neighborhood festival has grown larger and larger over the past 17 years. BULL: SEASON ONE (6-DVD) CBS DVD + Paramount Innocent until proven guilty? Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weath- erlyI knows it's a good theory that's rarely practiced. With so many human factors in every trial, his clients need help to rebalance the scales of justice. Unleashing psychology, neuro- linguistics, high tech and his own raw intuition, Bull calcu- lates exactly what the jury, the lawyers and the witnesses are thinking. He's backed by the highly skilled experts from TAC (Trial Analysis Corporation), led by former Department of Homeland Security data maven Marissa Morgan (Geneva Carr) and attorney Benny Colon (Freddy Rodriguez), whose quick wit anticipates every defense argument. With star- tling insights and stunning counter-strategies, Bull and his team foresee the verdict, then flip the script to snatch the victory from the jaws of defeat. They make the system work in the 23 unpredictable episodes collected in this 6-disc set. Plus, over an hour of special features. BmTNEY EVER AFTER IDVD} L/onsgat, e Home Ent. This Lifetime Original Movie follows the tumultuous story of pop icon Britney Spears: her rise to fame, fall from grace, and eventual triumphant res- urrection, firmly securing her position as one of the world's greatest entertainers. Britney Ever After stars Natasha Bas- sett as Britney, Nathan Keyes as Justin Timberlake, and Clayton Chitty as Spears' ex-husband, Kevin Fedcrline. This dramatic scripted feature brings to life the heartfelt story of the pop sensation's rollercoastcr of fame leading up to her incredible comeback, with an interesting and exciting finish! DC'B LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (DVD) Warner Bros. Home Ent. Season Two's 17 turbo- charged episodes of the Super Hero team-up series amp up the firepower by enlisting both a league and a legion of new Characters to join the legendary Waverider crew. Charged with protecting the timeline from Time Aberrations changes to history that spawn potential catastrophic consequences DC's Legends of Tomorrou~ reassemble with the addition of historian Nate Heywood and Justice Society of America member Amaya Jiwe. And yet, for every force of good, there is an opposing force of darkness: The Legion of Doom, the series' first team of Super-Villains, which includes Malcolm Mer- lyn, Damien Darhk, Captain Cold and Reverse Flash. The Legends of Tomorrow are now charged with protecting time (past, present and future) itself, traveling across history to chal- lenge the power of the Spear of Destiny- a threat unlike any humanity has ever known. HICKOK (Blu-ray) Cinedigm Infamous gunslinger and outlaw, ~Wild Bill" Hickok (Luke Hemsworth) attempts to escape his past by settling in the small town of Abi!ene, Kansas. The mayor (Kris Kristofferson), cap- tivated by Wild Bill's unparal- leled gun skills, offers him a job as the town marshal. Attempts to protect the town are soon challenged when a band of outlaws threatens Wild Bill and the laws he enforces. Among the outlaws are powerful saloon owner Phil Poe (Trace Adkins), whose relationship with Bill's ex-lover (Cameron Richardson) stirs tension. Poe puts a bounty on Wild Bill's head, but with the help of lawman Hardin, a/k/a Little Arkansas, Wild bill sets out to fight the villainous bandits and save Abilene from danger. BILLIONS: SEASON TWO (4-DVD) CBS DVD + Paramount The power struggle contin- ues in Season Two of the hit Showtime Original Series Bil- lions, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. After being deftly outplayed, brilliant hedge fund king Bobby ~Axe" Axelrod is upping his game and using his considerable resources to exact revenge on ruthless U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades. Axe's aggressive move sends Chuck reeling as he finds himself under investigation, forced to scramble to hang on to his office and his family. But the embattled prosecutor still has some tricks up his sleeve, and it's not long before Axe learns that money can't buy eveoq.hing -- or everyone. KILL SWITCH (Blu-ray) .Lionsgate Home Ent. In the future world, a physi- cist's experiment to harness unlimited energy goes wrong. Chased by drones and sol- diers, Will Porter must race through an imploding world and retrieve the Redivider box to save his family - and all of humanity! Starring Dan Ste- vens and featuring video game inspired visual effects and audio documentary that show what happens when the technology designed to save humanity threatens to destroy it. Special features include: The Visual Effect: Inside the Director's Process and Audio Commentary with Director TimSmiT. LUCIFER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON {DVD} Warner Bros. Home Ent. In Season Two, Lucifer Mom- ingstar (Tom Ellis) and LAPD Detective Chloe Decker (Lau- ren German} are back solving murders on L.A.'s white-hot streets, with their relationship growing deeper, closer and more awkward for them both. To add fuel to the fire, Lucifer's mum, Charlotte (Tricia Heifer), escapes Hell, bringing along a ton of emotional baggage. Now Lucifer and his angel brother Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) -- with whom Lucifer has serious sibling issues -- must work together to deal with mommy dearest. Meanwhile, Dr. Linda (Rachael Harris), therapist and confidante to Lucifer, Amenadiel and Maze (Lesley-Ann Brandt), is having a devil of a time doling out some of the most bizarre advice ever. Tensions (including the sexual kind) are sizzling in all 18 frighteningly fun, frivo- lous adventures. Welcome to Devil time!