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Family Centers Health Care Clinic Up and Running. Call for an Appointment.

Family Centers Health Care Clinic at Wilbur Peck Court, a Federally Qualified Health Center, is taking patients and filling a need in Greenwich’s health care services. Dental appointments are filling up particularly fast. The clinic is equipped with Spanish-speaking staff.
“Anyone can use the clinic, regardless of their ability to pay. That’s not to say that we are a free clinic. If someone is uninsured or cannot be insured for any reason, we have a sliding fee scale.” – Dennis Torres, Director of Healthcare Services Continue Reading →

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Fortunato: Housing Authority’s Failure to Disclose Lead Paint to Tenants Could Mean 6-Figure Penalties

Booth Court neighbor contends that laws requiring disclosure of lead paint are very strict, and penalties for noncompliance are steep. “According to EPA and HUD, since each Disclosure Rule requirement is a distinct obligation, failure to comply with any requirement constitutes a violation. Currently, Disclosure Rule violations are punishable up to $11,000 per violation.” Continue Reading →

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Finkbeiner: FOI Unearths Suppressed Housing Authority Tests

“Housing Authority suppressed its unfavorable findings from its own consultants, Fuss & O’Neill EnviroScience, LLC in April 2014. It hired a New Jersey firm not licensed as Environmental Professionals in Connecticut, and they mis-represented the CT standards, so the bad test results were not revealed. Mr. Tesei is very correct, however, that there is lots of mis-information.” – Mike Finkbeiner, a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Continue Reading →

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P&Z’s Heller on Armstrong Ct and Soil Concerns: “Next step is to have a full blown hearing on the subject”

At Tuesday’s P&Z meeting, the HATG was represented by Chris Bristol who requested an extension on the MI for Armstrong Court renovations and construction. Mr. Finkbeiner made a presentation based on historic maps and research, calling into question the possibility the soil tests commissioned by HATG on Armstrong Court property. Referring to a pond on Armstrong Court that appears on a town map dated 1958, that has since been filled in, “If there are dangerous levels of contamination in this pit, and there is a surge of groundwater in the spring season, there is the possibility of human exposure,” Mr. Finkbeiner said. Continue Reading →

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Week in Review: “Pinnoccio” vs “Shirley,” Urban to Exit, 7 Fishes, Beloved Selectman Dies

Top stories on Greenwich Free Press December 21-28, 2014. WGCH TRANSCRIPT: Housing Authority Leader Accuses Booth Ct Mother of Child with Lead Poisoning of Slander

On Dec. 19 Sam Romeo took a call from a woman who initially identified herself as Shirley. The caller was Dawn Fortunato who is a longtime neighbor of Armstrong Court and the former town dump, now “Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility.” Fortunato took Romeo to task for the Housing Authority’s claim that soil samples tfrom the northwest corner of the public housing complex were “clean” as stated on the authority’s website. Continue Reading →

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