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'Valets Gone Wild' premiers on Lower Greenville

If there is one constant in life around Lower Greenville, this is it - There is never enough parking for the bar patrons.

So it comes as no surprise to find the valet services will use whatever spaces they can grab - even if they have absolutely no legal right to use them - to park patron vehicles.

Combine that rule with the explosive growth in development eating up every empty field
in the area, and you have the the script for a great action movie - Valets Gone Wild.

Let's set the scene...

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Tragedy and grace at an intersection

Written by Diana Souza, President of the Belmont Neighborhood Association (and a third-generation Lower Greenville resident)

Finally, when the rain paused at noon, I remembered I needed to go to the post office for stamps to mail my bills. Since the post office is close, and it was between rainstorms, I decided to walk. The three blocks between here and there are mostly trendy bars, one after another, plus a 7-Eleven store and a great big Whole Foods. I had just crossed the major avenue, right in front of 7-Eleven, and had walked about a quarter of a block when I heard a wrenching scream.

Turning around, I saw in the crosswalk where I myself had just crossed, a woman lying in the street, a car stopped inches from her, and one man already kneeling next to her, trying to see if she was alright. Of course, I headed back over to the crosswalk too, to see if I could help. To my shock, the poor woman had been hit by the car.... and she was very pregnant. She looked like one of the angelic types of Hispanics, recently migrated here from Mexico. There were no visible injuries, and she was able to communicate --in Spanish. But she was in a lot of pain, lying in the street, and very scared.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Search BarkingDogs by keyword or topic

The BarkingDogs.org website has been online since late 1998. That means we have tons of articles, photos and graphics documenting changes along and around Lower Greenville.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Home invasion? What home invasion???

There are some so-called crimewatch coordinators in the Lower Greenville area who insist on keeping news about major crime events to themselves. BD was three days late in getting this flash about a home invasion that took place not three blocks from the Dog Pound on Friday evening.

A not-so-polite complaint was filed with the proper authorities, demanding that BD and then his readers (on a mailing list so large that the other guy can only dream about it) get the updates at the same time. If not, BD is gonna grab the red BatPhone sitting under the cake glass and call Commissioner Gordon really fast.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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Homeless getting more aggressive on Lower Greenville

For the past few weeks, the homeless problem has escalated on Lower Greenville, to a point many consider threatening.

It's bad enough to be sitting on the patio at a bar or restaurant when you get approached by the regular homeless residents in the area. But some of the new ones are extremely aggressive, no matter how many times you say NO.

When they start sunbathing naked near your house, you know things are getting out of hand.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Lower Greenville
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