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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 14, 2014 'we... more than meets the eye li i i i !iii i!i ........... : = =: i l i[ e@ee@ee@oeo@e@o@ee@e@@e@eee@oe@ CHUGGINGTON: CHUGGINEERS: READY TO BUILD (DVD) Anchor Bay In this special collection of hard-working adventures, Brewster joins Chuggineers Zack, Fletch and Tyne to build tracks, bridges and tun- nels. make repairs and haul heavy loads and more! Explore trainloads of bonus features, meet Payce the tunnel runner and Cormac the cheeky forklift' engine, and see exciting, new wagons and machines, including • the Mega Chug Crane in action. In these exciting adventures. Wilson, Brew- ster. Koko and.your young- ster will discover impor- tant lessons about safety, re- sponsibility and teamwork. TWO AND A HALF MEN: SEASON 11 (DVD) Warner Bros. Home Ent. The Malibu beach house has become an •empty nest for billionaire :entrepreneur Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) and his freeloading housemate, Alan Harper (Jon Cryer). But not for long, Alan's previously un- known niece, Jenny (Amber Tamblyn) staggers onto the scene with a parade of luscious partying ladies in tow, bringing hilarious new high jinks and hookups. Join the exceptionally eccentric Wald'en, Alan and Jenny as they create affectionate bonds and occasional b0nd- age in 'all 22 episodes of the hit comedy• that celebrates but this time she's also jug- gling a newborn daughter and her job as town mayor. With a busy schedule, she and her husband, town Sheriff Jake Russell (Chris Potter), aren't getting much sleep. Cassie plans a much- needed vacation with her new" family, but things go awry when a crime wave sweeps through town and an investigative.reporter tries to ruin' C,assie's image after a video of her magi- cally disappearing turns up on the internet. Cassie must rely on her signature charm to stop the rumors before they destroy the town, and a Good Witch's reputationl ANCIENT ALIENS: SEASONS '1-6 (DVD) HISTORY + Lionsgate Home Ent. HISTORY takes you on a mind-bending journey into our deep past with this monu- mental "Ancient Aliens" col- lection. From over 10,000 years of the most credible evidence unearthed, you can explore the ancient and mysterious -- all in search of humankind's origins and even the secrets of the uni- verse. Seek answersto ques- tions as -- Were ancient gods really aliens? Was Satan really humanity's ally in the Bible? Explore alien connec- tions, time travel, unde]'- water UFO activity, ancient Martian civilizations and much more in this thought- provoking collection. A 23- The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings Little Luigi, a couch potato, posed for this photo with Charlene Love. CHECK OUT LUIGI & LOLA At the quiet end of Hanover Street, you can find some great little shops. One of these iS "Luigi & Lola" owned by Charlene Love. This place sells men's and women's shoes, leather goods, accessories and is named after Charlene's two puppy-dogs, Luigi and Lola. The other day when I stopped by, I found little Luigi sitting on his couch half asleep. • BIG POST-GAZETTE FANS Tony and Donna carifio .of the North End enjoy getting their Post-Gazette every week. Tony says he's been reading the Gazette going back to when he first started to read and he says that was many, many years ago. LIVINGSTON TAYLOR COMING TO NORWOOD Singer/songwrite'r Livingston, Taylor will be at the Norwood Theatre on Sat- urday, November 22. For more information, go online to by Sal Giarratani Mom to represent them in the 18th Middlesex District. Mom became the first Cam- bodian American elected to the State Legislature. The Lowell Democrat stated. "I am happy for the entire com- munity the community deserves it for all their hard work." By the way, talking about "firsts." the first Ital- ian American to win a State House seat was Joseph A. Langone, Sr.. back when the North End's Italian commu- nity started flexing its politi- cal muscle. SACRED HEARTS.PARISH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AROUND THE SAME CORNER Plans are already under- way for this year's Parish Christmas Bazaar which., will be held on November 22 :from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm in the lower church hall. Breakfast with Santa for the kiddo's starts at 11:00 am. GET THE LED OUT If you are an aging baby boomer like myself and loved listening to Led Zeppelin, check out the American Led Zeppelin on Friday night, January 16, 2015 at the Lynn Auditorium. Go online to QUINCY ANIMAL SHELTER CELEBRATION NOVEMBER 14 The Quincy Animal Shelter will be celebrating 15 years of animal rescue at its third annual Pawcasso Arts for Animals tonight (Fri- day) . starting at 7:00 pm at Port 30'5 at Marina-Bay: in Tony and Donna Carifio election that year. He ran only positive ads as opposed to what we are used to seeing today during election season. A very likeable Yankee I may. say. Howie Carr had a great Freddie Lang0ne • quote about Sears. Once while both men were serving on the Boston City Council, Sears let it be known that it was his family that gave Haymarket to the City of Boston back in the 1700s. After that bit of information was made, Langone re- sponded, "That's all very in- tejfesting, but what, have you done for us for the last 200 years?" Sears never knew what hit him. He was a, deer staring into the headlights. Score this one Langone 1-Sears 0. DON'T AGREE WITH HOWIE ON THIS ONE Howie Carr was musing about the election results and the BIG DAY for Repub- licans and stated, "Steve Kerrigan. we hardly knew ye -- let's keep it that way." Personally,, I think the big- gest winners on November 4 were Maura Healy and Deb• the opposite sex, the same - sex. life, love ... oh;and men! WHITEY:: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES J. BULGER (Blu-ray) Magnolia Home Ent, From Academy Award- nominated 'Director Joe Bedinger, comes 'Whitey: United States of America v. James.J. Bulgerj a sweep- ing and ,revelatory documen- tary film that follows the• trial of the local, infamous Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger. Using the: courtroom action as a spring- board to .- examine accusa- tions.of mfilti-faceted cor- ruption within our nation's. law -enforcement and legal Systems. Fascinating, trou- bling and powerful; all in this riveting crime documentary! . THE GOOD WITCH'S CHARM: MAGICAL MAYOR (DVD) Cinedigm disc collection, 6 seasons, 82 episodes, 68 hours of"adven- ture, and. 12 Jew, episodes. ,. PENNY DREADFUL: SEASON ONE (Blu-ray) Showtime, CBS Home Ent. + Paramount Home Media Distribution An erotically charged, pro- foundly unsettling new saga, "Penny Dreadful" completely reinvents literature's most iconic and terrifying charac- ters. Dorian Gray, victor Frankenstein and timeless figures from "Dracula" join a core of original charactei-s in a dark and brutal quest to• save a soul even as they grapp!e with their own monstrous temptations. "Season One" als'o boasts extensive special -features who lived on Salutation are going to betriggerhappy DUKAKIS AND WELD NOW Quincy,• For more informa- ON SAMETRACK FOR " tion, go online at events@ NORTH-SOUTH RAIL L!NK q 9f call Over the years going back 617-376-1349. before the first shove] hit the PEPPER SPRAY NIXED ground, for the Big Dig FOR SCHOOL COPS Project, former GoD. Michael As someone who retired S. Dakakis was talking as a special state police of- about connecting rail ser- ricer for the Mass. Depart- vice between North arid ment of Mental Health Po- • South Stations. His was alice, I :supported the right of voice crying in the wilder-the Boszon School Police-to ness, but he never gave up carry pepper spray on duty, hope that it would happen, but the Boston School Com- Dukakis, Hke me, remem- mittee nixedthe whole idea. bers,the old rail line which I carried o.c. for most of my ran street level between the 27 years on duty and only two railroad stat.ionscarry- used •it once in all those, ing freight back and forth years and ironically it came along Atlantic Avenue Com in the last month of my state mercial Street and'Cause- service: Just because you way Street,, I was a little !kid .carry,it, doesn't mean cops those train whistles to sound• as a long lineof freight cars would slowly pass my narrow street,. There was no way to stay asleep when thetrain crept by. My mother!called their first those train whistles the spraying everyone in sight'. It is,just another t0ol for po- • lice' to' carry, in Order to pro- tect the.stut ent population as a Whole and themselves. JOHN W. SEARS, R.I.P. John Winthrop' Sears re- cently passed :away at 83, He Good Witch Cassie •Night- adventures together After ingale (Catherine Bell) isthey discover an oldscrap- back to her bewitching ways. bookl filled with photos and I I , PRAYER TO ST. JUDE : May :the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored; glorified, loved and pre- served throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. ' '-Say this prayer 9 times a day and • by the 8th day your prayers will be ahswered. It has never.been known to fail~ Publication must be promised. My prayers have been • • answe red: P.M.. that delveinto, the.gripping Street. and' would wait for thi'iller. LALALOOPSY BABIES: FIRST STEPS: [DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. • Join-the Lalalo0psy friends for this all-new, sew sweet movie about loudest alarm clock ever, was politically, active• for over Dukakis and• Weld can see. three decades. He was a new rail link only,lhis time chairman of the Massachu- mementos from when they underground. The Duke se.tts Republican Party in were babies, the friends thought it should have been 1975.. appointed Suffolk reminisce about their nurs- part of•the original Big Dig County Sheriff by GoD. John ery days.where •they ifound ,Project, but let thaFgo; he A.-Volpe in: 1967, elected a their special bond and still•thinks this is a doable Boston City Councilor in first met their adorable idea and I agree with him.1979 and wasa candidate .for pets. They realize how those LOWELL GETS A governor in 1982. early adventures helped,:to NEW STATE REP. Back in 1968, he ran a shape their personalities, Over 30,000 Cambodian great mayoral campaign and and reminisce about be: immigrants and their chil-Finished a strong iklird in the coming stitched together, dren live in the City of preliminary that year to friends .forever .., in -:this. Lowell and On Election. Day, Louise Day HiCks.axed Kevin ' d, elightful, fun-filled moviei Cambodian Americans who H. white. His use of televi- that :"Lala-loopsy" fans will were registered to vote,-did sion was. exceptional and tTeasure. " . vote and they chose Rady nearly got him into the final Goldberg, •newattorney gen- eral and treasurer, but I also`-- think Kerrigan did himself good during the campaign and we haven't seen the last of him politically. He is a future Democratic star. Watch and see. CAMPAIGN ' 15 HAS ALREADY •BEGUN Annissa Esssaibi George of Dorchester was greeting voters over in Roslindale at the polls on November 4 ask- ing voters to consider her next year for City Council at Large. She will be officially kicking offher •campaign on December 12, Stay tunedfor- more details. PIRANDELLO SCHOLARSHIP: WINE TASTING EVENT The Pirandello Lyceum. will be hosting a. wine tast= lng event on November. 15 to support the PirandeHo Scholarship Fund. " The' event will be held at Spinelli's Function Room in East Boston's DaySquare. For more details call Nicolane Domond at 617.-'710-8260 or email Rosario Cascio at pirandellOlyceum@aol, com.