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Revere Landlord Killed in Line of Duty, Donations Needed

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Send checks payable to his surviving wife and daughters, “Angela Aguilar” c/o Reyes Bertrand 785 Revere Beach Parkway, Revere, MA 02151. In the early morning of February 15, 2017 at 785 Revere Beach Parkway, landlord Reyes Bertrand investigated a malfunctioning boiler in his owner-occupied rental property. The boiler exploded while…

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Two Kinds of Liquids to Fix a Clogged Drain

Learn the science behind the two most common chemical drain cleaners. When you need to fix a clogged drain, you should always prepare yourself mentally for the awful possibility that the drain will need to be disassembled and replaced entirely. That’s the worst case scenario, guaranteed to restore any drain…

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June 6, 2016 Meeting Recap (Sturbridge)

If you missed the meeting in June, you missed a great speaker: Andrew Pelletier, Agent of the Board of Health in Southbridge was so knowledgeable, informative, and entertaining! What a great speaker. He spoke primarily about the critical violations: heat, electricity, water, toilet, sewerage, exits, to name a few. He…

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8 Things Landlords Wish Their Tenants Knew

Landlords and tenants sometimes don’t see eye-to-eye, but if tenants knew these 8 things, life might be better for everyone. Never use the garbage disposal for a whole pot of rice, potatoes, or pasta. Starches just get smeared onto the insides of your downstream pipes. They create the worst kitchen…

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Burst Pipe Follow-Up: Closed Circuit Pipes

Last month we explained how burst pipes can be prevented by letting faucets drip a little bit. This relieves the pressure, and even if the lines freeze, they are less likely to burst. After that article, we were asked what to do to prevent burst pipes in closed circuit systems,…

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