News roundup: Body found, Griggs no-billed, redeveloping Lake Cliff Park

The Oak Farms Dairy site, under demolition in August 2015
The Oak Farms Dairy site, under demolition in August 2015

A contractor working on a home in the 700 block of North Winnetka found remains of a human body under a concrete slab in the backyard. The homeowner bought the house just a  month ago. The Dallas County Medical Examiner took it from there.

Members of Nuestra Señora del Pilar Catholic church, near Mountain View College, traveled to see the Pope in Philadelphia this week.

A Dallas County grand jury this week declined to formally charge City Councilman Scott Griggs. Police accused Griggs this past spring of “coercion of a public figure,” a possible felony, for yelling at a city employee.

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The Dallas Morning News ran an editorial about how the Lake Cliff Park neighborhood is ripe for redevelopment. The piece does a good job of pointing out that the majority of that neighborhood’s population lives in poverty, although it stops short of calling for affordable housing or improving public schools.

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