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Safe streets

Blame it on the fog?

If you looked out your window for some reason at 1am Sunday morning, you saw a pea-soup thick fog roll into the neighborhood, reducing visibility to less than one block.

And if you live on one of the recently RPO'd streets of 5800 Prospect or 5800 Oram, you saw lots of cars parked on the curb.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Fear of scumbar patrons in LGNA-land drives call for business boycott

An unidentified Lower Greenville resident is really scared that scumbar patrons might soon be parking on residential streets north of Belmont Avenue.

Convinced his neighbors are too important to have to put up with the same noise, trash, and public whizzing issues that have plagued the folks living south of Belmont Avenue for nearly ten years, he is (anonymously) calling for a boycott of any business even remotely associated with BarkingDogs.

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Get a daily crime report in time for your first cup of coffee

Please allow BD to stand on his crimewatch soapbox and talk about a subject close to all of us...

Crime in our neighborhoods. Mine, yours, your parents, your kids' school.

Do you know there are nearly 500 Dallas Police Incident Reports filed every day?

Would you be shocked to know that there are at least five incidents in an average neighborhood every day???

Did you know that someone entered a home on the 5900 block of Prospect last Sunday morning and took some personal property??

Did you know that someone went into a home on the same block on Saturday morning and stole something off the coffee table??

Are you seeing a trend here?

By Avi S. Adelman under Public safety , Safe streets
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Greenville-area street gets bar parking bounced

By BRIDGET BARRY THIAS / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News

Residents of the Belmont Neighborhood Association achieved a victory in the long-standing battle over parking with bars in the Lower Greenville Avenue area.

The association succeeded in getting resident parking only signs in the 5700 block of La Vista Street. The first resident-parking-only zone added along Lower Greenville in eight years is in effect from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Click here for the complete story

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets

Three words to save your sanity: Resident Parking Only

If you caught the late Friday evening News8 story about all the valet parking violations they (easily) found along Lower Greenvile, you also heard three little words that can solve the scumbar parking problem forever: Resident Parking Only.

The piece showed how the valets at Terelli's were using head-in parking spaces at Colonial Bank across the street without a city permit and were blocking two empty lots on Vickery so - gasp! - no one could get free parking. It could not show how you are forced to pay some kid with pimples to park your car in a space that is supposed to be free, as if they could tell you which spaces met the City's free and clear off-street parking requirement.

The story continued by showing how the residents on 5600 Vickery Boulevard, just yards away from Terelli's, took control of their street in 1999 using the City's Resident Parking Only ordinance. Yes, you too can buy peace and quiet for less than $400.

But in 2007, there are ways to get RPO on your street and possibly not have to pay for it.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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