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2019 – February Meeting

Lisa Celio and Luke Lehman from Bank 5

Another great night. Andy Barroll got to host. I got to introduce some wonderful people. Ronald Oliveira and John Ray spoke about our growing Facebook page and organization. GNBLA members Carl Superior and Chris Gallo spoke about Hard Money Lending. Call them anytime or approach at meetings. Our special guests were Lisa Celio and Luke…

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2019 – January Meeting

Great meeting. Andy Barroll served as host. Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro raffled off a Ring Camera. This was followed by a Blue Ribbon panel of Linda Silveira, John Ray and Ron Oliveira on the direction of the real estate market. Main speaker, Auctioneer George Colias giving ins and outs of auction market. Want to know…

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2018 – December Meeting

We had a great meeting. Joe Fagundes mentioned that if there is a sewer problem, to call him, not a plumber. Richard Bonneau of New Bedford Roofing talked about roofing issues. Constable Rick Nunez spoke about his Constable Services. Peter Covill (not photographed) spoke about levels of liability and how not to be over or…

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2018 – October Meeting

We had a wonderful meeting on October 4th, 2018 at Cotali Mar (1178 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746) where Attorney Janessa Gerard-Pateakos talked about Reasonable Accommodation for property managers, Kevin Welch talked about leasing issues in Landlord 101 and President Bill Schofield welcomed a new GNBLA board member David Silveira. Next meeting is November…

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2018 – September Meeting

Great meeting on September 6, 2018; Ron Oliviera talked about our Facebook page and the importance of bringing in more members. Police Chief Joe Cordeiro spoke about our new Landlord/Police Liaison, Sergeant James Estrella ( (508/991-6300 x5). Dave Gerwatowski, Director of Leased Housing at the New Bedford Housing Authority (Section 8) speaking about the ins…

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2018 – June Meeting

Our main speakers were Joe McIntyre, Steve Carreiro, Clerk-Magistrate Mark Jeffries, Attorney John Francoeur, Brenden Kenney and Board Members Ron Oliviera and John Ray. We learned about Evictions, reclaiming apartments, saving on electricity costs and more! Our next meeting is September 6th: We take a summer break in July and August. Next meeting is September…

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2018 – May Meeting

Our main speakers were head of City Recycling Marissa Perez-Dormitzer and Mayor Jon Mitchell. As you can imagine, very lively. Next months June 7 meeting, last meeting until September, will feature Bristol Country Housing Court Magistrate Mark Jeffries. Bring a lot of questions about the eviction process.

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2018 – April Meeting

The meeting started with Constable Gordon Burgess talking about the essential duties of his job, Roland Hopwood talking about the importance of tenant screening and Board Members, landlords, and real estate salesman/broker John Ray and Linda Silveira talking about the local New Bedford and Fall River real estate market. Next meeting will be May 3rd…

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2018 – March Meeting

We had Tracy Medeiros Mongeon & Susan Coito of Bank 5 talking about the banking and mortgage services they provide. Attorney John Francouer spoke about using District Court instead of Housing Court for evictions. And our Headliners Ron Oliviera & Kevin Welch gave their insights into Leasing and being a Landlord. Next Meeting on April…

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