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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

06/25/08 This Is why it is dangerous for the Greenwich Time And The Other Free Newspapers To Ignore Gang Related Violence

Front Line Stamford Police Officers
Say that parts of the city
Turning Into Fort Apache The Bronx

Two Shootings Inside Of Two Days

In An East Side West Side Turf War

In the Last 48 Hours there have been two shootings with teen victims.

The first shooting occurred early Sunday morning on the 200 block of Connecticut Ave. Investigators say an 18-year-old was shot in the wrist. He was treated and released from the hospital.

The second shooting happened around 11 p.m. Monday, an 18-year-old was shot four times on Custer Street. The shots hit him in the arms and legs. Police say the wounds are not life threatening.

Detectives say they aren't getting cooperation from victims or witnesses. They say they were even met with hostility while investigating.

Gee Wiz, You mean that out of control gang members don't cooperate with police while they are in middle of a turf war.

The Latest....

Here is the Advocates report of the first shooting:

Police blotter

Man shot in arm. Police yesterday were investigating gunshots that wounded an 18-year-old Stamford man just before 1 a.m. in the 200 block of Connecticut Avenue.

The man was standing with one of several groups in the street after a graduation party when he was shot in the forearm, Sgt. Paul Guzda said.

His wound was not life-threatening and he was admitted to Stamford Hospital for observation, Guzda said.

Police were investigating the source of the shots. As many as three were reported, Guzda said. He could not say whether the man was targeted....

"Payback Is A Bitch"

Here is The Advocates report of the second shooting:

Man shot four times on East Side

STAMFORD - An unidentified 18-year-old Stamford man was shot four times on Custer Street on Monday night, police said.

He was taken to Stamford Hospital and remained there yesterday. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, said Lt. Sean Cooney, a department spokesman.

Cooney said police received several calls about 11:15 p.m. that shots were being fired on the 100-block of Custer Street, near the Lawnhill Terrace housing development. When police arrived, they found about 30 people.

"We were confronted with a rather hostile crowd at the scene, which made it very difficult to restore order, establish a crime scene and render aid to the victim," he said...

The Facts In The Stamford Case Are:

  • Both victims are 18 year old males.
  • Both victims live in Stamford
  • Both victims claim not to know who shot them
  • Both victims claim not to know why they were shot
Stamford Detectives are investigating the gang turf war.

Please read about the down town Gang Fight that police officers interrupted just days before:

06/21/08 - Gang Violence Comes To Down Town Greenwich

There is a rumor going around town that at least one of the five armed men arrested by Greenwich Police is affiliated with one of the factions involved in the Stamford turf war.

Please Also See:

06/24/08 Last Year Aggravated Assaults In Greenwich Shot Up 46%

Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg has his head in the sand when he asserts that gang activity stops at the Stamford/Greenwich and the Port Chester/Greenwich boarder.

Please send your comments and Greenwich Youth Gang reports to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

06/25/08 Don't Drink The Water !!!

ShopRite pulls Nestl water bottles off shelves, may be contaminated


Hour Staff Writer

-based Nestl issued a recall Tuesday of its one-gallon Nestl Pure Life Purified Drinking Water sold in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Shop-Rite ...


Recall -- Firm Press Release

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Recall of Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water

Nestlé Pure Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- (GREENWICH, Connecticut, June 24, 2008) – This announces a product recall for the one-gallon Nestlé Pure Life Purified Drinking Water sold ONLY in Shop-Rite stores in the five Northeast states of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. This affects ONLY the one-gallon size.

Fewer than 150 one-gallon bottles of Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water are implicated, produced in a short timeframe on May 5, 2008 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. The product date code is printed on the shoulder of one-gallon bottles. The code is:

First line…………050508126WF024
Second line……... Starts with the numbers "08"
For example: 0801BB05/2010

The product in question may contain a diluted form of a common food grade cleaning compound...

Please send your comments and product recall notices to GreenwichRoundup@gmail.com

06/25/08 Judge Judy Needs To Pay Her Taxes ???????

Locals Taxing to Judy

Snooty residents of Greenwich, Conn., are trying to make trouble for “Judge Judy” Sheindlin.

The tony town’s tax office launched a probe after a homeowner complained the famed TV jurist wasn’t paying thousands in local taxes on a new convertible she bought from Bentley of Greenwich by keeping its registration in Florida.

But tax appraiser Ali Karimi told us Sheindlin is innocent and owes no tax because she’s in Greenwich only part of the year - well under the six-month cutoff. Still, the harassment left a bad taste in the mouth of Sheindlin, who’s wed to “Judge Jerry” Sheindlin.

She told Page Six: “Jerry and I are residents of Naples, Florida, and spend our summers in Connecticut to be close to our children and grandchildren.

While in Connecticut, we are involved in our community. It’s too bad that some folks have nothing better to do than to try to make trouble when there is none.

Full Story: New York Post

05/25/08 Greenwich Post News Links For Wednesday

Academy graduates share love of Jewish culture

Westchester Fairfield Hebrew Academy held its eighth grade graduation on June 16.

Each of the nine graduating students gave a speech to fellow classmates, families, faculty and graduation guests. They spoke about life lessons they have learned through their studies at the academy. Topics included friendship, diversity, leadership, sportsmanship and love for Israel.

Please Read The Entire Greenwich Post News Article

06/25/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Wednesday

Gas prices latest incentive to work from home
Maria Venneri of North Stamford filled the tank of her Jeep Wrangler for $70 last week. The good news is her gasoline bill is 50 percent lower now that she works from home one or two days a week.

Teufel gets call to hall
Some may be jumping off the New York Mets' bandwagon, but Tim Teufel isn't one of them. Teufel, the Greenwich native who went on to play six seasons for the Mets and was a member of the 1986 World Series championship team, still bleeds orange and blue.

Parks supervisor reinstated
A parks supervisor who was fired by the town last summer for ordering a swastika to be painted on the desk of a subordinate has been awarded his job back with back pay by an arbitrator.

Whether Zachary Archer Cohn's drowning after getting caught in a suction drain in his family pool will result in criminal arrests or was a terrible accident remains unanswered by Greenwich Police investigating his death.

Farm bill gives Land Trust hope
One member of the Greenwich Land Trust sees tax changes brought about by the recently approved federal farm bill as a "window of opportunity.

Although last month's devastating cyclone in Myanmar and deadly earthquake in China may no longer dominate the news, one Greenwich community never stopped thinking about the victims.

Town tests emergency flu plan
Testing an emergency flu pandemic plan has made local health officials more aware of what is needed to contain an outbreak.

Whitnum pushes for debate with Himes
Now that she's on the ballot for a congressional primary, Greenwich Democrat Lee Whitnum is trying to turn up the heat on party endorsee Jim Himes to accept a head-to-head debate.

Town fights court ruling on lawyer briefing
Greenwich is fighting a judge's recent ruling that the town make public a pair of internal memos from town attorneys briefing the first selectman and other municipal officials on litigation.

Rays rally to extend Cal Ripken series
The Rays would love to relive the fifth inning of last night's Cal Ripken League showdown against the Braves.

Whatever the state of the economy, when summer comes, children from toddlers to teenagers rev up their entrepeneurial instincts and get to work making and selling lemonade.

Pursuit of lower mpg has dangers
In congested Fairfield County, the concept of "sharing the road" isn't exactly a foreign one. But if gasoline prices remain where they are or climb even higher, the nature of who's doing the sharing will evolve - a process that has already begun.

Swerving from a discussion on Russian literature and the bleak outlook for the New York Mets baseball team, the self-appointed master of the revels at our luncheon group tossed up a typically irrelevant but provocative invitation: Off hand, name a few entertainment events, whether amusing or serious, that endure in your memory.
On offer: curious items linked to town
Many things in life are not worth a wooden nickel, but if you want a wooden nickel from Greenwich, it will cost at least $4.

Sometimes names stick; other times they don't. That's true whether you're dealing with good ones or bad.
Ninety years of experiences, novel result
Tina Bishop is an old friend, a former next-door neighbor and an engaging conversationalist. She is the possessor of a shrewd sense of humor, which is a good thing to have if you set out to be a conversationalist.

The Page One story and photo about the preserved Twachtman house on Mayfair Lane (June 12) was a reminder of a happy association I had with one of that clan, a one-time fellow Greenwich Time staffer.
Need for more energy can't be avoided
I'll admit it. I picked on Selectman Peter Crumbine. I was happy to see him in the room, I told members of the Northwest Greenwich Association.

To the editor: Many of your readers are familiar with the concept of "highest and best use," as fundamental to real estate valuation as "supply and demand" is to economics in general.

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