Lower Greenville


Purse-snatching at Walmart leads to assault on neighbor

It's no secret the Lowest Greenville WalMart is a blight upon the neighborhood (thanks a bunch, LGNA!). But now it's getting downright dangerous for the locals to shop here.

According to Dallas Police reports 0144385 and 0144369, local couple Chelsea Bridges and Joe Thornton were shopping inside WallyWorld when an unknown person lifted her wallet from the shopping cart. Joe then took off after the perp, ending up behind the 7-Eleven across the street.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Is Council Candidate The Weasel a Neighborhood Advocate or a Bully?

Eric Nicholson / Dallas Observer / Unfair Park

After this month's city elections, we repeated a quote that District 14 candidate Bobby Abtahi gave to the Morning News alluding to Philip Kingston, his opponent in next month's runoff, as "someone who sues their neighbors." Kingston wasn't pleased. He called shortly after to offer a barbed response, calling Abtahi a "stranger to the district" and arguing that he had no idea what neighbor-suing Abtahi meant.

Technically, anyway, he may have a point. It's his wife, a lawyer named Melissa Kingston, who is suing the couple's neighbor Avi Adelman, who doubles as the most loud-mouthed neighborhood activist in East Dallas. Another lawsuit was filed recently by the Kingstons on behalf of the Belmont Addition Conservation District, but it was filed against a local developer who, Melissa Kingston argued, was flouting the neighborhood's building restrictions.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Elections , Lower Greenville
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BD exclusive - State Dems cut off Mama's Boy access to voter database

In Saturday's Dallas Morning News story about Mama's Boy lying to get Democratic Party-centric endorsements, it was noted he also had access to the Texas Democratic Party voter database. This system, which is cloud-based, is the framework of campaign databases - for robocalls, phonebanks, mailing lists, voter history and even iPad apps.

BD has confirmed that just hours after the article came out, the state party staff cut off Mama's Boy's access to the database early Saturday morning. To quote one person familiar with the system

It's all cloud-based, but he probably downloaded mailing lists and some voter history files. But when it comes to updating contacts with voters, adding voters who just registered, or even knowing who they talked to before the election, they are screwed. It's not like the lights are completely shut off, but it's a lot darker in that campaign office right now.

By Avi S. Adelman under Elections , Lower Greenville
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Suspect steals shoes, slithers silently south

Ever so slowly, crime is creeping up on Lowest Greenville. A busted out car window here, a purse snatching there, or in this case, a good old-fashioned smack and grab.

Kinda makes you nostalgic for the old days, eh?

According to DPD report #93684-A, filed Thursday morning about 2am, a person unknown robbed someone (apparently a bar patron) in the parking lot behind the 2100 block of Greenville. He was pulled out of his vehicle, roughed up, then robbed of his iPhone and case, a stereo plate and a pair of shoes.

Shoes? Go figure.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Not So Classy Hunt faux-pas's at VPNA Candidate Forum

For years, BD has used a nickname for outgoing City Council Member Angela Hunt NSA Hunt - Not So Angelic.

She now gets a new name to wear as she leaves office, not soon enough - Not So Classy.

Hunt attended the D14 Candidate Forum at Vickery Place last evening, and it's no secret she supports the Mama's Boy, whom she endorsed probably the day after she took office eight years ago.

When a City Council member attends a neighborhood meeting, she/he is always introduced as a special guest. But, really, you would think NSC would know better than to wear a MAMA'S BOY FOR COUNCIL t-shirt to the event.

Like we said, classy, really classy.

By Avi S. Adelman under Elections , Lower Greenville
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