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Fire consumes Lower Greenville home

A one-alarm fire completely gutted a Lower Greenville home late Sunday evening. Dallas Fire/Rescue responded to a call just after 9pm at 5902 Goliad (@ Del Mar) for a fire in the back yard of the corner location. Within minutes the back of the home was completely engulfed in flames and moved quickly to the front of the house. It was brought under control just after 10pm.

At this early stage, there's no official ruling on the cause of the fire. The homeowner was not in the house at the time, and there are no reports of injuries at this early writing.

Photos shot by BD from the moment the fire equipment arrived are online - click here.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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BD subpoenaed to give testimony - for Lost Society???

It seems like so long ago, but in fact the Lost Society debacle started in late June - following the murder of a club patron on the Char Bar parking lot - when Brightman Nwatu was arrested for subterfuge and being in the country illegally. His partner in crime, Fernando Rosales, was arrested and detained briefly on charges of filing false documents with the TABC and other agencies. Rosales is out of jail, but facing a number of legal actions in an effort to revoke his TABC permit.

In the middle of all this excitement, Andres Properties (working under the name Wonderful Seven) locked the doors on Lost Society, claiming numerous violations of their lease. It took two weeks, but Rosales was eventually able to convince a judge to force the doors open, whereupon he immediately started renovating and installing a kitchen. But the whole lock-out mess did not sit very well with Rosales, who filed a suit against Andres under the name Initiative Partners, seeking damages and other benefits. You can read all the back and forth documents on the County's website - click here and enter CC1004909D in the Case Number field.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Think of those less fortunate - before they get deported

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's time to organize your Christmas/Hanukah/Kwaanza greeting cards mailing list. If you frequent the scumbars on Lowest Greenville, it's a must to remember all the bartenders, bouncers, hoochie-mamas and gangbangers who made your life what it is today: Absolutely worthless as a broke alcoholic.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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One dead, one hurt in Lowest Greenville shooting

Another shooting on Lowest Greenville has left one person dead and one injured. The shooting took place on the parking lot at Greenville and Alta, where one person (the apparent target) was hit in the leg, but a wild bullet hit another person in the chest as he walked in front of Billiard Bar.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Fight gets louder between New York City bars and neighbors as heat subsides

By Diane Cardwell, New York Times

As the numbingly hot and airless days of summer have given way to the cool snap of fall, New Yorkers have been spilling back outdoors for a drink at a backyard patio or rooftop lounge.

But for residents like Paul Raschilla, whose house abuts the patio of Lounge 47 in Long Island City, Queens, all those raised lycheetinis and microbrews push the emotional thermostat higher.

“People just get a load on as they do at any bar,” Mr. Raschilla, 41, said of the crowds that gather from afternoon until night, “but the fact that they’re right under a bedroom window, right outside my kitchen window, with the kind of loud behavior and cursing that goes on — I’ve got the baby in my arms, saying, ‘Hey, could you please keep it down?’ and they say, ‘Oh, well, why don’t you move?’ ”

Click here for the complete story

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville