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Landlord Forced to Pay Tenant $300K for Bedbugs Infestation

The whole city will be itching for payouts like this. A Bushwick tenant scored a fat $300,000 judgment against his landlord over a bed bug infestation — because the owner ignored repeated requests to help him get rid of the creepy crawlers, his lawyer said Friday. Luis Cotto, 35, filed the suit on Jan. 23 against […]

Gfast – Better Broadband

More and more, apartment dwellers expect ultrafast broadband. Yet multi-dwelling unit (MDU) building owners rightfully reject the offer to install fiber to the home (FTTH) because it’s messy, disruptive and can be a costly ultrafast option for tenants. But there’s a way to get to ultrafast broadband without all the sawdust and disruption: Gfast. There are […]

Make Your Rental Stand Out

How to Make Your Rental Property Stand Out in an Oversaturated Market www.american-apartment-owners-association.org/property-management/latest-news/make-rental-property-stand-oversaturated-market/ January 23, 2018 Image via Pixabay If you own a rental property and it’s consistently vacant, you are losing money. Without the rental income, you are paying for insurance, taxes, and utilities on a place not even in use. But, there are […]

Apartment Organizing: Drop Zones

Setting up a drop zone in your home can help to make you more organized and corral that clutter. These essentials are things to add to your entryway to make sure it is functional, organized and something that will work with your home’s decor. These ideas will work in any size space and are perfect […]

Fresh Water Fish Tank Maintenance

A tank will only survive for so long without regular, thorough maintenance. Regular water changes and cleaning are vital to the health of your fish.  It is a good idea to schedule the weekly and monthly tasks on your calendar, just so you don’t forget them or put them off for too long. If you […]

NEPA Events – April/May 2017

Scranton – Fasion and Compassion April 28, 2017 Friday   6:00 PM Fashion & Compassion: Off the Runway with Celebrity Stylist MARNI SENOFONTE Meet the stylist fashioning your favorite celebrities! Scranton’s own, MARNI SENOFONTE will be curating her top must-haves for the season at a mini-marketplace of local vendors.  Proceeds are matched by the Scranton Area Foundation and […]

Pittston History Day

The Greater Pittston Historical Society will host “Pittston History Day” from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at Pittston City Fire headquarters. The community is urged to bring stories, artifacts and pictures of iconic buildings or historical places in Pittston, or events in the city like parades, social gatherings, school-related activities, etc. The pictures […]

February 2017 Local Events

Another day, another free movie showing! Feb 18, at 11:00 AM a fan favorite is playing at  Scranton Cultural Center. Parking is available, and bringing snacks is more than welcome! 420 N. Washington Ave. Scranton, PA 18503   The city of Wilkes Barre announced the date of their 36th annual Saint Patrick’s day Parade! Each […]

Hang Pictures without Damaging Your Rental’s Walls

As a tenant, you want to avoid damaging your rental. Don’t forget about maintaining your walls. Nail holes and picture hanging can be a costly repair expense. Here’s how to avoid damaging walls from seasonal decorations/pictures or other items that need to be hung around the house. Use 3M’s on Command Picture Hanging Strips. One […]

United Way trying to get word out on EITC eligibility (Tax Refunds)

Friday is the 11th annual “Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day,” and the United Way of Wyoming Valley is trying get the word out to folks who are eligible about it. According to Kathy Bozinski, United Way’s director of marketing and communications, the agency funds the free VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program through […]