Stories written by IKE SEAMANS

The uncomfortable relationship between cyclists and red lights

It’s a done deal, the Village is moving forward with plans to install redlight cameras at Pinecrest intersections to catch scofflaws who supposedly endanger lives and property by ignoring traffic signals. Look, I’m not going to debate the pros and cons of this contentious issue. It’s going to happen whether residents like it or not. […]

Newest Village Neighborhood Crime Watch group meets and parties

Newest Village Neighborhood Crime Watch group meets and parties

    The Pinecrest Police Department has renewed its crime prevention program and is urging all neighborhoods in the Village to organize and form a “neighbors looking out for neighbors” group. Some call it Crime Watch, others call it Neighborhood Watch. The goal is the same — stop crime from occurring in our neighborhoods. While […]

Trader Joe’s opening day chaos shocks Village officials

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Trader Joe’s, the Californiabased trendy grocery chain, a national icon with a cult following, has burst upon Pinecrest like its Trader Jacques Beurre Meuniere popcorn. At its grand opening on Oct. 18, there was instant gridlock as hysterical shoppers tried to shoehorn into a totally inadequate parking lot outside an unusually small, boutiquish grocery store […]

Trader Joe’s opening day chaos shocks Village officials

Trader Joe’s opening day chaos shocks Village officials

Trader Joe’s, the California-based trendy grocery chain, a national icon with a cult following, has burst upon Pinecrest like its Trader Jacques Beurre Meuniere popcorn. At its grand opening on Oct. 18, there was instant gridlock as hysterical shoppers tried to shoehorn into a totally inadequate parking lot outside an unusually small, boutiquish grocery store […]

Home break-ins on the rise; residents fight back with Crime Watch

In July, a north Pinecrest resident had his home broken into twice in two weeks; jewelry valued at $300,000 was stolen. My neighbor across the street had an attempted break-in. Three weeks ago, there were three break-ins in the Village in a three-day span. My next-door neighbor had $5,000 worth of scuba gear stolen from […]

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