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Friday, January 2, 2009

01/02/09 Behind The Times: Blogger Frank Trotta Beats Greenwich Time Reportee With A Crime Report, But Debra "I Am A Big Fat Liar" Friedman Says "No"


Why Can't Hearst Newspaper Employees
Tell What Time It Is?

The Corporate Suits At Hearst Newspapers Need To Have A Talk With Greenwich Time Managing Editor Jim Zorba And His Web Master About Securing The Greenwich Time's Web Clock.

Zorba's Failure Is Causing Town Residents To Question The Accuracy Of Greenwich Time Web Reports.

Google And Topix Catch Another Greenwich Time Reporter
Debra Friedman Having Trouble Telling Time:

Theft spree in Greenwich - Greenwich Time
Jan 2, 2009 ... Theft spree in Greenwich. Break-ins near Merritt prompt police warning. By Debra Friedman Staff Writer ...

Theft spree - Greenwich Time - Topix
Theft spree - Greenwich Time. A string of unsolved burglaries has prompted police to warn residents who live along the Merritt Parkway corridor. ...www.topix.com/forum/city/greenwich-ct/TFPSJROH37SCG0DGO - 2 hours ago

Citizen Journalist Frank Trotta Was The First And Only Reporter
To Warn Us About A Dangerous Crime Spree In Town:



The Greenwich Police are warning residents along the Merritt Parkway corridor to make sure their second story windows and balcony doors are locked.

GPD’s Burglary Clearance Squad is investigating several residential burglaries and burglary attempts in proximity to the Merritt. In those crimes, apparently the perpetrator(s) is gaining access through second floors, specifically windows and doors off balconies. Such second floor windows and doors are typically not alarmed. The perpetrators often use lawn furniture, and downspouts to help them get to the second floor. According to police, it is generally high-end jewelry and cash which is stolen.

But Debra Friedman Claims She Was First To File The Report About The Meritt Parkway Burglary Spree. In Fact She Is So Good, Because She Has Psychic Abilities. It Looks Like She Wrote Her Story About Two Weeks Before The Police Department Was Even Written



Break-ins near Merritt prompt police warning

By Debra Friedman

Staff Writer

Posted: 12/20/2008 01:00:00 AM EST

A string of unsolved burglaries has prompted police to warn residents who live along the Merritt Parkway corridor.

The Burglary Clearance Squad is investigating several burglaries and attempted burglaries that have occurred in the past week, according to Detective Timothy Powell.

"It is an area of concern. The homeowners are near a major thoroughfare, which makes it easy for burglars to get off and back on the highway," said Powell, who is head of the burglary squad.
Police said the recent pattern of burglaries indicates that a suspect or suspects are breaking into homes through unlocked second story windows and balcony doors and stealing cash and jewelry.
"One of the reasons why I think they are going in second floors is because most times the alarms are on the ground level," said Powell.

Powell said he believes the burglaries are happening during the evening hours when residents are not home.

"The traditional burglar will avoid contact at all cost. He will choose a house that appears unoccupied, so it is important to make your house look lived in," said Powell.

Police did not say how many burglaries and attempted burglaries have been reported in the last week, noting many are still under investigation. Powell also said it was too early to speculate on whether or not the burglaries were all committed by the same person and persons.

The style of sneaking into Greenwich homes in the evening using second floor windows is reminiscent of a notorious......

..... Keith Felcyn, president of the Round Hill Association, said he received an advisory from police about the burglaries by e-mail on Tuesday.

"I hadn't heard a thing about it before," said Felcyn.

Felcyn said he was not particularly concerned about burglaries but that he and others are aware of the "dangerous times," especially given the current economic situation.

Powell said the best thing to do is make sure one's home is always locked.

"We caution the homeowner not to be complacent, but not overly alarmed either," said Powell.

Police are asking residents to be alert and report any suspicious activity by calling (203) 622-8000. For more information on burglary prevention tips, contact Powell at 622-8075.

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME DEBRA HAS HAD TROUBLE:

Debra Friedman Collects A Full Paycheck From Hearst Newspapers, But Delivers A Half Baked Story To The Greenwich Time.

NOR IS THIS THE FIRST TIME THE GREENWICH TIME
HAS HAD TROUBLE TELLING TIME:

I Hope Greenwich Time Reporter Debra "I Am A Big Fat Liar" Friedman Doesn't Have Her Daddy Send Annoying Emails To Greenwich Roundup Like Greenwich Time Reporter Martin Cassidy Does.....


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Keith Felcyn, president of the Round Hill Association Was Clueless About The Danger To Her And Her Neighbors, Because She Relies On The Green Kitty Litter Liner To Keep Her Informed About What's Going On In Town.

Felcyn Should Have Been Checking Out Frank Trotta's Blog Page If She Wants To Really Know What's Going On In Greenwich.
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Once Again When Greenwich Roundup Types Greenwich Time Managing Editor Jim Zorba Listens. The Greenwich Time Webmaster Has Pulled Down The Inaccurate Hearst Newspaper Article.
Now When You Click On The Link You Get This Message......

" Thank you for visiting Greenwich Time. We are sorry the article that you requested is no longer available. Please search for this article in our archive search. "
And This Clearly Shows The Difference Between Great Newspapers Like The New York Times And The Greenwich Time. The New York Times Would Not Have Taken The Online Article Down, They Would Have Put A Correction Before Or After The Article.
But The Greenwich Time Chooses To Cover Up.
And If A New York Times Reporter Was Doing Something Inappropriate And Violating Journalistic Standards, The Whole Account Of What Happened Would Be On The Front Page Of The Paper Explaining Everything To It's Readers.
And Reporters That Did File Miss Leading Stories, Like Crime Reporter Martin Cassidy, Wouldn't Be Shuffled Of To A Sister Newspaper Like Some Wayward Catholic Priest Being Bounced From Church To Church.
This Lack Of Journalistic Standards By Greenwich Time Managing Editor Jim Zorba Has Caused Town News Readers Not To Take The Green Kitty Litter Liner Seriously.
Proof Of This Is Clearly Seen In The Fact That.......
The New York Times Has A Higher Penetration Rates In Greenwich Than The Greenwich Time. That Means That More People In Town Choose To Read The New York Times Instead Of The Greenwich Time.
Things Are So Bad That The Free Newspapers Have A Print Run Of About 25,000 Papers, While The Greenwich Time Has A Print Run Of About 10,000 Papers.
The Sad Fact Is That The Greenwich Time Is Sitting On A Gold Mine Of Upscale Movers And Shakers On A National Level, But Managing Editor Jim Zorba Doesn't Know How To Dig.
At The End Of The Day, Someone Is Going To Write A Book About Walter "Feeder Fund" Noel, His Hot Babe Daughters, His International Sons In Law And The Family Business Known As Fairfield Greenwich.
But Managing Editor Zorba Who Is Sitting At Ground Zero Of This
Month Long Breaking Story Has Not Even Assigned A Reporter
To Cover What Happened In Greenwich.
But Zorba Can't Be Bothered With Walter Noel And Fairfield Greenwich, Because He Is Way Too Busy Writing Editorials About What A Great Job That The Governor And The State Republicans Are Doing Up In Hartford.
Zorba's Repeated Failures To Recognize And Pursue A News Story Has Made The Greenwich Time A Lackluster News Product, At Best.
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Greenwich Time Reporter
Debra "I Am A Big Fat Liar" Friedman
Has Now Refiled Her Crime Story
After It Was Yanked Down Yesterday
By Debra Friedman
Staff Writer

Posted: 01/03/2009 01:00:00 AM EST
Residents who live along the Merritt Parkway corridor are heeding the police department's warning about a string of recent burglaries in the area.

"We tell our members to be careful, lock all doors and keep some lights on when you are not home," said Theodore Walworth, president of the Northeast Greenwich Association, who noted that members of the association try to stay abreast of any kind of crime patterns that might affect the immediate community and periodically send out notices.

"If we catch wind of anything through word of mouth, then it is also up to us to reach out to police and ask them if there is anything we can do to help."

Police sent out an e-mail alert to several area neighborhood associations last week noting a recent rash in burglaries in which a suspect or suspects were entering homes through unlocked second story windows or balconies and stealing cash and jewelry.

Members of the Community and Police Partnership, a group that helps connect town residents with neighborhood resource officers, also were warned around Thanksgiving of the threat of potential burglaries.

"Around Thanksgiving, they said as we are moving into the holiday season burglaries are up," said Ron Brien, a member of the group who works in town.
COMMENT:
HAS THIS BACK COUNTRY CRIME SPREE BEEN GOING ON UNREPORTED FOR TWO MONTHS?
HAVE ANYONE SEEN ONE OF THESE CRIMES REPORTER IN THE GREENWICH TIME POLICE BLOTTER?
THE GPD ONLY RELEASES INFORMATION WHEN THEY ARREST SOMEONE. BUT IF A DOZEN HOMES ARE BROKEN INTO THEY WONT PUT IT IN THE POLICE BLOTTER?
PROFESSIONAL CRIMINALS LIKE THE NOW INFAMOUS "DINER-TIME BANDIT" HAVE BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL IN GREENWICH, BECAUSE OF THE GREENWICH POLICE DEPARTMENTS HYPER-SENSITIVITY IN REPORTING ALL CRIMES TO THE PUBLIC.
GREENWICH TIME CRIME REPORTER FREIEDMAN FAILS TO TELL US THE WHOLE STORY.....
Who Was Robbed ?
What Was Taken ?
When Did These Burglaries Occurred ?
How Long Has This Crime Spree Taken Place ?
Just How Many Unsolved Backcountry Burglary Cases
The Greenwich Police Department Has Laying Around ?
What Measures Will The Greenwich Police Department
Take To Apprehend These Criminals?
Will A Special Police Chief Ridberg Put Together
A Special "Maverick Squad" To Target Professional Criminals,
Like His Predecessor Wanted To Do?
Or Will A Fleet Of Patrol Cars Continue To Be Assigned To
Looking For Broken Tail Lights On The Post Road As Back Country
Homes Get Invaded And Cleaned Out By Professional Thieves?
Why Isn't Greenwich Time Reporter Debra Friedman Asking The Important And Hard Questions That Town Residents Want Answers To?
GREENWICH TIME REPORTER FRIEDMAN CONTINUES.......
.....Larry Larson, a member of the District 10/Northwest Representative Town Meeting delegation who lives on Round Hill Road, said the threat of burglary has always been a concern for residents of the remote backcountry particularly because of the close proximity to the parkway.

"The fact that people who live around Round Hill Road are near the exits means they could be easy targets," said Larson.

The concern about the Merritt Parkway access points has even prompted some residents to suggest installing cameras on the ramps.

"We've had concerns about the access points that people may have to homes throughout the area that are close to the parkway. It's a quick on and off," said Walworth. "A couple of our board members said that there should be monitoring cameras on the entrances going south and north up on North Street."

While the recent police warning has gained the attention of those who live in the affected areas, the threat of crime is nothing new to residents near the Merritt Parkway corridor, as several other incidents over the past few years also have prompted alarm.

In June 2007, a burning body was found on the Lake Avenue off-ramp on the Merritt Parkway. The body was later identified as Francisco Aguirre, a 25-year-old from Middletown. No arrest has been made in the case.......
COMMENT:
Greenwich Residents Have Been Begging The Town For Those Parkway Cameras For Years, As Well As, Increased Residential Patrols.
The Increased Patrols Will Help Deter These Dangerous Criminals And Will Have Police Officers In Close Proximity If An Emergency Call Is Recieved Downtown.
The Cameras Are Also A No Brainer.
Last January when the body of a Bronx man was dumped off Sterling Road in the backcountry after he was shot to death by a Bridgeport criminal; the Greenwich Police Department stuned the town by quickly solving a murder case.
What the newspapers and the Greenwich Police Department often fail to mention is that Bronx murder victim George McPherson killer was caught on tape by a private security camera.
Will A Backcountry Family Have To Slaughtered Before They Can Get Increased Police Patrols And Cameras On The Off Ramps?
GREENWICH TIME REPORTER FRIEDMAN CONTINUES.......
.....Detective Timothy Powell, who heads the Greenwich Police Department's Burglary Clearance Squad, said the best thing area residents can do to protect themselves is to remain vigilant and always make sure their homes are locked when they are away. Police also recommend making sure backyard furniture is secured so it can not be used to help a burglar enter a home through a window.

"It's also important to develop a trust in your neighbor and watch out for each other," Powell said.
COMMENT:
In Other Words, If You Live In The Backcountry Your Are On Your Own, Because Over Half Of The Greenwich Police Force Is Parked On The Post Road.

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01/02/09 Donation To safety Net Giving Circle Will Help Sme Needy Families And Seniors In Greenwich


Helping Provide A Safety Net To Sme Greenwich Families And Seniors




Easton Courier


The Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) will double donations to help area residents hit hardest by the economic crisis, thanks to a $100,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor.


Through Jan. 15, up to $100,000 in donations to the Foundation’s Safety Net Giving Circle will be matched, ultimately pumping $200,000 into area non-profits.


A giving circle pools individual donations to focus on one cause, amplifying the impact of each gift.
Every dollar will be doubled and distributed to ten local non-profit organizations providing food, housing, health care, emergency relief and job training throughout Fairfield County.


The ten non-profit organizations in the Safety Net Giving Circle include, by category of service:


• Food Assistance


Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County provides food to up to 100 non-profits and programs serving lower Fairfield County, at foodbanklfc.org.


Neighbor to Neighbor’s food pantry serves over 1,000 needy Greenwich families and seniors, at n-to-n.org......


MORE INFORMATION:


NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR MISSION


We at Neighbor to Neighbor are dedicated to improving the lives of greater Greenwich by creating caring connections between members of our community. We do this by providing for the exchange of simple and basic living essentials in an atmosphere of kindness and respect.


NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR HISTORY


In 1975, Neighbor to Neighbor opened its doors in the basement of Christ Church Greenwich. A group of concerned individuals established Neighbor as a clearinghouse for the distribution of free clothing and food to people with emergency needs in Greenwich, Stamford and Port Chester.


While the food program began as an effort to supply food on an emergency basis, the Greenwich Department of Social Services asked Neighbor in 1984 to initiate a weekly food program for Greenwich families in great need of assistance in the face of increasing cost of living expenses.


Volunteers packed bags with a variety of available food items to supply families with three meals, for three days, for each member of the family.In 2001, Neighbor computerized its operations and entered client information into a database. This allowed for the implementation of an appointment system in the Clothing Room. Clients are given appointments for their Clothing Room visits and this has eliminated the waiting time and crowded shopping experiences.In September 2005,


Neighbor opened a “Client Choice” Food Pantry, one of only a few operating in the state of Connecticut. Clients now have the opportunity to do their own shopping with the aid of shopping lists provided with quantity guidelines based on nutrition and the number of people in the given family.Today, in addition to responding to emergencies, Neighbor to Neighbor proudly provides on-going supplemental food and clothing to individuals and families in the greater Greenwich area.


NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS


President

Julie Ricciardi


Vice President
Gail Gallagher


Secretary
Maribeth Smith


Treasurer
Tammy Collins


Food Program Chair
Larry Haviland


Communications Chair
Jane DeWinter


Christ Church Liaison
Karen Royce


Outreach
Margie Black


Emeritus
Betty Sheridan


Dept. of Social Services
*Adina Goldstein


Program Director
*Mary de Barros


At-Large
Pam Kelly


* Non-Voting Ex-Officio Members


NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR STAFF


Program Director
Mary de Barros


Food Manager
Bill Hamilton


Front Desk Manager
Jane Naveros


Saturday Supervisor
Barbara Havranek


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01/01/09 More On The Nude Harry Poter Actor Visiting Greenwich



RedOrbit

British actor Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter films, says he would like to perform in musicals after a recent New York performance.

The Daily Telegraph (Britain) said Thursday that after making his on-stage singing debut at the New York charity gala, Broadway Cares, the 19-year-old actor said he would like to see additional singing roles in his future.

The actor, who plays the title role in the successful Harry Potter films, performed at the charity gala as part of his touring role with the Equus theater production.

The play includes several actors dressed as horses and Radcliffe performing the song, The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Neigh, which he personally wrote for the production.

The Telegraph said the cast of the production, which includes an on-stage partial nude scene by Radcliffe, traveled to Greenwich, Conn., to visit stables in preparation for their equestrian stage roles.

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