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Lowering the flag at Bonham Elementary School for the last time (photos)

The flag was lowered for the last time at Bonham Elementary School, as it becomes one of nine schools to be shuttered and mothballed by DISD.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Dallas City Hall
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After the SUP: Lowest Greenville bars are losing money to Upper Greenville bars

Just the other day, a friend who does not live in the neighborhood asked BD

So how's that Lowest Greenville rezoning working out??

Since we opposed this debacle of a zoning plan, blurting out something emotional and without basis in fact was not a good idea.

Of course, looking outside my front door at the Lowest Greenville WalMart did not make biting my tongue any less painful.

So what's a better way to gauge the success or failure of the SUP than finding something to compare before and after the rezoning, not just down here but to other businesses in the neighborhood.

Hello, State Comptroller!

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Legal issues
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Is Trader Joe's still coming to Lowest Greenville?

Last week, there was a big media fanfare over the new Trader Joe's Walnut Hill/Central Ewy location. I tracked down the TJ media person quoted in that story and sent her an email asking for information about TJ's announced way back when store on Lowest Greenville.

I called her today after getting no reply, and clearly identified myself as the admin for this FB page and a local blogger.

First statement

Oh my, I never got your email.

Second statement

Oh my, I only talk to real media people, in print and television. Let me refer you to Customer Service.

[So what am I, chopped liver??? Honey, I was blogging before the word blog was invented]

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Parking concerns grow with Oak Cliff's Bishop Arts District

By ROY APPLETON / Dallas Morning News

A proposed rezoning near Bishop Avenue and Neely Street would clear the way for a restaurant near Oak Cliff's Bishop Arts District. And such a change would be bad for its residential neighborhood.

That's what six residents of the Kidd Springs area in north Oak Cliff told the City Plan Commission last week. Among their concerns: more noise, traffic and public parking in front of private homes.

"We've got parking problems coming out our kazoo," Pam Conley, a longtime Kidd Springs watchdog, told commissioners before they unanimously opposed the rezoning request.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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John's Cafe celebrates 40 years on Lowest Greenville

John's Cafe celebrated it's 40th anniversary this Sunday morning, by serving breakfast for 98 cents, the same price when he opened the doors at the original location on Middle Greenville (in the space now occupied by BBT Bank).

Seated - Georgia (John's daughter) and John.
John's location on Lowest Greenville just above Ross Avenue
John's original location on Greenville @ Vickery.
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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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