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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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Your View: Landlords want to help police make New Bedford safe

This letter is in response to Curt Brown’s article of Jan. 12, “Forging a better relationship between landlords, police in New Bedford.” Though we appreciated Curt Brown coming to our Greater New Bedford Landlord Association meeting on Jan. 11, (typically the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Cotali-Mar), I found the article…

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2018 – February Meeting

Mark Beaudette of Accu-Fordable spoke about changes in the Lead Paint Laws. There lot of questions from members that he was able to answer. Assistant City Solicitor John Flor and Police Chief Joe Cordeiro were in attendance and talked about the problem property ordinances. The discussion was very animated with a lot of give and…

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2018 – January Meeting

January’s meeting was very special. This was a beginning conversation between Landlords, Police & local elected officials with the goal to improve the city and figure out ways to help us to control our properties, help the Police and help ourselves. Attorney John Walsh (to the right of State Reo Bob Koczera) was speaking about…

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