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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

04/14/09 Greenwich Roundup May Or May Not Be Down For A Day Or So.

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04/14/09 Greenwich Post Breaking News





Covering the news of Greenwich, Connecticut


Breaking News


Tomorrow, April 15, former resident Matthew Lechner will rally with residents outside Greenwich Town Hall to protest the economic direction of the country as Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Parties are held nationwide.
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Will the Greenwich Time Cover The Town Hall TEA Party?


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04/14/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: This Just In .....

The Latest Greenwich News:

Greenwich High School baseball falls in home opener
Norwalk Advocate
Blueweiss hurled 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball Monday as Trumbull won its second FCIAC game in as many tries and sent the Greenwich High School baseball ......
Greenwich High girls tennis wins 50th in a row
Norwalk Advocate
By David Fierro It has been nearly three years since the Greenwich High School girls tennis team lost a match and judging how this year's squad is ...

Forex Trading, Up 15% in '08, May Slow With Hedge Funds
Wall Street Journal
Last year, "by almost every metric, was a record year for foreign exchange," said Tim Sangston, a managing director at Greenwich Associates ...

THE GREENWICH POLICE BLOTTER:

Drunken Greenwich Man Gets 50,000 Volts "Several" Times For "Aggressive Stance" - Police Officers Injure Wrists And Knees....

Police say Greenwich man injures two officers in bar brawl
Greenwich Time - Greenwich,CT,USA
By Debra Friedman

"He gave a stance and then he went after the officers," said Lt. Daniel Allen. Coen was intoxicated, Allen said.


"He continued to act out and then he decided to take on one of the officers who had to use a Taser to get compliance," Allen said.


According to the police report, Coen fought back as he was being handcuffed and grabbed one of the officer's police batons from his belt, prompting two other officers to pin him to the ground.


Police said it took several jolts from a Taser before Coen stopped fighting back.


As a result of the brawl, two officers suffered injuries to their wrists and knees, according to the .....

Greenwich Time Crime Reporter Debra Friedman

Continues To Cover The Mean Streets Of Greenwich......

Greenwich man causes alarm at bank
Greenwich Time
By Debra Friedman

A 68-year-old Greenwich man prompted a massive police response after he threatened bank employees during a dispute over parking, police said.


Michael Kovner, of 62 Brookridge Drive, was arrested and charged with threatening and breach of peace, police said.


Nearly a dozen uniformed police officers and detectives responded to Chase Bank on 19 West Putnam Ave. at 2:30 p.m....

HOWEVER, No Massive Police Responce Was Neeed At Greenwich Hospital....


Greenwich Hospital smoking ban goes smoothly

By Lisa Chamoff

Since becoming smoke-free at the beginning of the year, Greenwich Hospital hasn't had much of a problem with people lighting up near the hospital, officials say.


Since Jan. 1, the hospital began prohibiting smoking in all areas of the campus, including outdoors, joining 12 other hospitals across the state......This Is News ? ......Does Failed Greenwich Time Managing Editor Bruce Hunter Think That The Single Family Homeowners Give A Rats Rear End About A Four Month Old Smoking Ban Story At Greenwich Hospital ????

....Since smoking was not allowed inside Greenwich Hospital for several years, the new policy banning tobacco use outside has not been a big issue, said Donna Gaudioso-Zeale, director of the hospital's Richard R. Pivirotto Center for Healthy Living.
"Most people felt we were smoke-free to begin with," Gaudioso
-Zeale said .... This Greenwich Time News Story Is Old And Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba BORING .....

Stop The Presses There Is More To This Breaking Greenwich Time News Story.....

"It seems that people respect the fact that hospitals are institutions where healthy behavior is encouraged," Gianelli said.

GREENWICH CRIME UPDATE:

Greenwich Time Crime Reporter Debra Friedman Reports That The...

The Greenwich $100,000 Sugar Daddy Extortion Case Gets Top Legal Defence Team

Father-son duo defend husband and wife charged with extortion
Stamford Advocate
By Debra Friedman Father-son legal team Mickey and Mark Sherman have signed on to defend an Ohio couple charged with extorting $100000 from a Greenwich man ...
Thats Enough News For Now Lets Take A Look At ....

The Latest Greenwich Blog Posts:

Pencil It In - Norwalk News - The Hour
By The Hour Staff
The Just Books Toddler/Pre-school Story Hour at 10:30 a.m. at Just Books, 28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich. Led by Just Books' knowledgeable children's book staff, the story hour is an opportunity for young children and their parents ...
The Hour Headlines - http://www.thehour.com/
Bill Totten's Weblog: Myths About Madoff's 'Ponzi Scheme'
By Bill Totten
There were only three independent funds among the top feeders: Fairfield Greenwich Group, Walter Noel's hedge-fund, ($7.5 billion in losses); Ascot Partners, headed by former GMAC Chairman Ezra Merkin ($1.8 billion); ...
Bill Totten's Weblog - http://billtotten.blogspot.com/



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04/13/09 The Raw Greenwich Overnight News Feed:

If you want to know whats going on in Greenwich you have got to read the out of town newspapers......



Greenwich Resident And Madoff's Feeder Boy Walter Boel Has To Come Up With 10 Million Bucks.

Connecticut town secures assets in Madoff lawsuit
Reuters

These included Walter Noel and Jeffrey Tucker, who together founded hedge-fund firm Fairfield Greenwich Group; Andres Piedrahita, a managing director at Fairfield Greenwich ...


.....Under Monday's agreement, Andrew and Mark Madoff agreed to pledge up to $2.5 million each on houses they own in the wealthy town of Greenwich, Connecticut....

.....Walter Noel pledged up to $10 million on his house in Greenwich. Other Madoff feeder funds also pledged up to $2.5 million in cash escrows or property, the attorneys said.
The temporary freeze order was lifted......


Madoff-Linked Asset Freeze Lifted in Connecticut Suit
Bloomberg

.....The judge lifted orders against people and companies that included Madoff’s wife, Ruth; his brother Peter; his sons Andrew and Mark; Walter Noel Jr. and Jeffrey Tucker, founding partners of Fairfield Greenwich Group .

.....The freeze is in force only against Andres Piedrahita of Fairfield Greenwich, for the technical reason that he wasn’t served with the suit, and Bernard Madoff, who may be dropped as a defendant and controls no assets due to other legal actions.

“Our understanding is he’s about to be put into involuntary bankruptcy, and we may move to dismiss him from the case,” said the town’s lawyer David Golub of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP in Stamford.....

.....“For all those who say, ‘Why are you doing this? You’re never going to get any money,’ now we’ve created a pot,” Richard Robinson, a lawyer for Fairfield at Pullman & Comley LLC in Hartford ......

Noel of Fairfield Greenwich agreed to the attachment on his house “with no findings, including no finding of liability or wrongdoing,” Glenn Kurtz, a partner at White & Case LLP, said by e-mail......

.....Martin Flumenbaum, a lawyer for Mark and Andrew Madoff at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, didn’t return phone calls seeking comment....

Town secures assets in Madoff lawsuit
Forbes

.....Attorneys say the liens will make it easier to collect on an award if the town wins the lawsuit. Defendants whose assets were attached include Madoff's two sons and brother.....

.....An attorney for Noel declined to comment Monday....

Connecticut Town Sues Madoff to Recoup Pension Fund Losses
FOXBusiness

....Fairfield’s First Selectman Kenneth Flatto told the FOX Business Network that some 1,500 policemen, firemen and other municipal workers were affected by the Madoff scandal.

“All of these workers deserve their full pensions paid for,” he said....

Wealth Bulletin

The so-called “feeder” funds which channelised investors' money towards Bernard Madoff, possibly earned at least $790m (€599m) in fees over the years, as per a review of lawsuits and other documents emerging in the aftermath of Madoff's arrest, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.....

Stamford police blotter
Stamford Advocate

Hit and run arrest: A Greenwich man was arrested after he struck a parked car and drove from the Bell Street garage early Monday, Stamford Police Lt. Sean Cooney said.

Diego Iglesias, 20, of 94 View St.....

....Officers observed Iglesias' 2000 Mitsubishi truck strike a car on the garage's second level, Cooney said; Iglesias drove from the garage onto Clark Street in the wrong direction before being pulled over on East Main Street.

Held on $2,500 bond, Iglesias is to appear in state Superior Court in Stamford April 24. ...

Rostovs' international legacy benefits Johns Hopkins
Norwalk Advocate

That's why he and his mother, Dorothy Rostov, a Greenwich resident, established the Rostov Lecture on International Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University ...

People & Places 4.14
Connecticut Post

Edwin McGuinn of Greenwich has been named president and chief revenue officer at The Alan S. Harris Group, a national human capital management consulting ...

Troopers charge 11 with DWI in Westchester, Putnam counties
Lower Hudson Journal news

Mary E. Palazzo, 25, of Greenwich, Conn., was arrested Thursday around 8:15 pm after a traffic stop on I-684 north in Harrison.....

Academy Award Winning Actress at the LOB on Tuesday
Hartford Courant

Currently, she appears in the well-known Fx series "Damages,'' playing a corporate attorney on the screen with former Greenwich resident Glenn Close and ...

Two construction plans peril oaks on Greenwich Ave.
Stamford Advocate
By Frank MacEachern

The foot of Greenwich Avenue could undergo a marked change as a bank expands on one corner and a new three-story building is proposed ...

Father-son duo defend husband and wife charged with extortion
Stamford Advocate

By Debra Friedman

Father-son legal team Mickey and Mark Sherman have signed on to defend an Ohio couple charged with extorting $100000 from a Greenwich man ...

Musicians bring jazz to community
Stamford Times

The program's eldest and only senior member is a 72-year-old Greenwich resident who has been playing the alto sax for many years, he said. ...

Senator Dodd tours to bank on change
WTNH

"My senator is the chairman of the Banking Committee, he has presided over the demise of the banking system as we know it," said Roger Pearson of Greenwich. ......

Lacrosse snaps losing streak with victory over Bryant
CU Columbia Spectator‎
The second half, meanwhile, belonged to Gabrielle Geronimos, as the sophomore from Greenwich, Connecticut, scored four goals in the period. ...

Town Hall hosts Housing Summit April 14
Darien Times
This panel will also include presentations by Stuart Adelberg of Greenwich United Way, Tim Hollister of Shipman & Goodwin, and Shenae Draughn of ...

College Notebook - MacKenzie stars for Vermont
Norwalk Advocate
Amanda Novak (Greenwich) belted a three-run homer as Springfield lost a 16-11 decision to Clark. Heidi Bittner (Darien/Westminster) had four goals and two ...

Goldman Sachs’s Fund May Find Deeper Bargains Amid LBO Detritus
Bloomberg

“Goldman’s timing is excellent,” said Laurence Allen, managing member of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Nyppex. “The returns of the top funds are ...

Another View: Ponzi Schemes Raise Tax Questions
New York Times Blogs
Similarly, Fairfield Greenwich Group, a fund of funds co-founded by Walter Noel, had invested over $7 billion of its clients’ money with Mr. Madoff. ...

Jim Himes to address Westport/Weston Y’s Men
Weston Forum

Putting his expertise in affordable housing to work, Mr. Himes served as a Commissioner of the Greenwich Housing Authority, ultimately chairing the board ...

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