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January 13, 2011
The January NWCLA members' meeting wil host representatives from Unitil and National Grid. They will be discussing programs to benefit landlords and answer questions in an open forum discussion session after the presentation.

National Grid

National Grid
Customer Service Center
PO Box 960
Northborough MA 01532-0960

Power Outages and Emergencies Phone: 1-800-465-1212
Customer Service Phone:
1-800-322-3223 Fax: 508-357-4730
Hearing/Speech-Impaired Customers:

Non-English-Speaking Customers:

Business Hours:
Monday—Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Credit and Collections issues
Phone: 1-888-211-1313

Business Hours:
Monday—Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To make a payment over the phone, contact Western Union SpeedPay at 1-888-849-4310. Western Union will assess a charge for this service.

Claims (For damage to a customer’s property) Phone: 1-781-907-3930

Hazard Identification Hotline (When working near power lines or high voltage lines) Phone: 1-888-625-3723

Specialized Commercial Group (Small business/commercial accounts)
Phone: 1-800-322-3223
Tree TrimmingPhone: 1-800-322-3223
Dig SafePhone: 1-888-DIG-SAFE
(1-888-344-7233). Note: This is not a National Grid phone number.


Unitil Service Corporation

6 Liberty Lane
West Hampton, NH 03842

Unitil Energy Systems - Capital Distribution/Operation Center
One McGuire Street
Concord, NH 03301

Fitchburg Gas & Electric - Massachusetts Distribution/Operation Center
285 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Unitil le esta informando la siguiente información importante a neustros clients. Por favor llame el numero telefónico 888-301-7700 para traducer en español con un representante de clientes que habla español.

Report an Electric Outage
Report your electric outage online or call us toll-free at 888-301-7700.

Gas Emergencies
Gas emergencies should be reported immediately. Call us toll-free at 888-547-3547, 866-900-4115, or 866-900-4460 if you smell gas.

At Unitil, we strive to provide our customers, partners, and local communities with superior customer service. Our experienced, knowledgeable, friendly customer service representatives are ready to take your call during our normal business hours, 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Friday, and 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturday. Our automated services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

February 10, 2011
The February NWCLA members' meeting wil host Richard Reynolds, Building Commisioner of the City of Gardner Building Department. Their goal is to assist contractors and citizens alike in all matters associated with building and the Building Permit process.Call them any time with questions on Electrical,Plumbing,or Building matters.

You may also visit the web site for the City of Gardner for more information about Fees, Zoning & Building Ordinance, Vacant and Abandoned Buildings, Planning Board, Engineering Department, Applications, Owner Responsibilities, Zoning Board of Appeals, Building Permit Process, and the Board of Regulations & Standards.

Richard Reynolds
Building Commissioner

Donald Desmarais
Plumbing Inspector

Michael Gorrell
Electrical Inspector

Sarah Culgin
Local Building Inspector

Alternate Phone:  


City of Gardner
115 Pleasant Street - Manca Annex
Gardner, MA 01440


8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Friday

March 10, 2011
The March NWCLA members' meeting wil host Matthew R. Post of New England Loss Consultants. Matt has put together a program for March, called "Planning For Disaster". He will be speaking about how the claims process works and what your responsibilities are, and what the insurance companies are. Attendees will be given a check list of what they should do in case of a disaster such as fire, flood, broken pipes, hurricanes, etc. – and how to be best prepared. Matt will also be bringing along Sarah LaFleur Friedman of Service Master Clean by Gilmore to discuss emergency response and disaster restoration.

New England Loss ConsultantsMatthew R. Post
New England Loss Consultants
6 Isaac Davis Way
Acton, MA 01720
978-835-1887 cell
978-266-1754 res/fax

  Servicemaster Clean

Sarah LaFleur Friedman
Servicemaster by Gilmore
350 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702
800-783-0552 main
508-872-6373 fax

April 14, 2011
Come out to the April NWCLA meeting to find out all about all of the discount programs and Home Depot Pro Desk Services. We have a full night of presentations planned out for you from the Home Depot Pro Desk, BEHR Professional Products & Services, Viking Kitchen Cabinets, and Rheem Water Heating products. Meet the reps from each vendor after a brief presentation and find out how they can benefit you as property owners, apartment managers, and landlords. They have a lot to offer to you in your rental business and there is going to be a lot of useful information at this meeting that can save you money!!!

Ken LaCroix
Pro Account Representative
Rhode Island, Southern MA
15 Dan Road
Canton MA 02021
Cell: 508-304-3160
Fax: 877-981-1530

Jeff Madigan
Professional Products & Services
Cell: 857-201-9402

Dave Planeta
Dealer Sales
Cell: 508-962-5271
Office: 888-867-0655
Office Fax: 888-867-0653
Home Fax: 860-454-8149

Harry Bedigan
Home Depot Support Specialist
Rheem Water Heating
101 Bell Road
Montgomery, AL 36117
Office: 207-415-9427

May 12, 2011
Worcester Housing Court
May's meeting will feature representatives from housing court that will address our landlord/tenant questions in a casual open forum. Here we will find out what is acceptable, what is not, and what we could be doing better as Massachusetts landlords going into housing court.

Massachusetts Court System Worcester Housing Court
225 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Main Number: (508) 831-2050
Fax Number: (508) 792-1170

June 9, 2011
National Tenant Network
Back by popular demand we have Mary Ann Cantu from the Boston Chapter of the National Tenant Network. We have been fielding a lot of questions lately about tenant screening and thought it would be a perfect follow up from Worcester Housing Court in May to discuss the topic of tenant screening in our open forum. Come down to the meeting for a presentation from Mary Ann Cantu and bring your best questions on tenant screening.

American Red Cross
As the American Red Cross of Central MA Coordinator of Disaster Preparedness and Response, Suzanne will make a brief presentation before our main speaker to explain the services and function of the Central Mass Red Cross.

Mary Ann Cantu
President of NTN Boston
National Tenant Network
Phone: (978) 858-0756

Suzanne M. Billings, LSWA
American Red Cross of Central Mass Coordinator of Preparedness and Response
Phone (508) 595-3726
Fax (508) 852-7191

One chapter ... Two Locations
The Remillard Building
2000 Century Drive
Worcester, MA 01606-1256

Mary C. DeFeudis Training Center
29 Main St 2nd Floor
Leominster, MA 01453

July & August, 2011
Summer Break - No NWCLA Member Meetings

September 8, 2011
Mark Couture, CES®
Exchange Coordinator for Exchange Authority LLC

Mark is one of about 200 active Certified Exchange Specialists® in the country through the Federation of Exchange Accommodators. He will cover the basics of 1031 “like-kind” exchanges and, more importantly, focus on the real-world application of 1031s from different options to exit strategies. You will also learn what to do BEFORE you even buy or sell your next property to have the best options available to you to keep your money in your pocket rather than giving it to the IRS.

Mark Couture
Exchange Coordinator Specialist
Exchange Authority
9 Leominster Connector, Suite 1
Leominster, Ma 01453
P (978) 433-6061
F (978) 433-6261
Exchange Authority

October 13, 2011
We have special guests Charlie & Nancy Jackson, and Kim Butler and Todd Landford for our October NWCLA member's meeting flying in from Texas just to meet ith our group discussing the benefits of Privitized Banking with the Infinite Banking Concept using Dividend Paying Whole Life Insurance.

"A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just." - Proverbs 13:22

What if you could recover the interest expenses you pay to finance cars or other major purchases?
What if you could recover the “lost fortune” on the money you needlessly give to financial institutions?
What if you could do this on a tax-free basis?

If your is answer yes, then would you?

You can, if you learn how to Become Your Own Banker.
The Infinite Banking Concept will teach you how to become your own banker by:
Creating your own banking system using dividend-paying, permanent life insurance
Using available savings and cash flow to build your own “bank
Capitalizing and establishing your plan
Using the method to finance your automobile purchases and even to finance your home
Expanding your system to accommodate all income through a system of banks to increase your personal wealth
How a business can use the concept for equipment financing

The possibilities are infinite!
Becoming Your Own Banker, the Infinite Banking Concept also reveals the truth behind the most important business in the world - banking. It provides you with foundational financial wisdom that will help you understand personal finance like never before.

Here are some links to learn more about the system::

Nelson Nash

Charlie & Nancy Jackson

Kim Butler & Todd Langford

November 10, 2011

Richard Letarte – Accountant

Richard H Letarte, CPA
87 Merriam Ave
Leominster, MA 01453
Phone: 978-537-8322

Accounting & Accountants Certified Public CPA State & Income Tax Return Preparation

Richard Letarte is a licensed CPA in the heart of Leominster Massachusetts and has been preparing tax returns for real estate propfessionals for decades. Richard's keen wit and experience as a landlord himself makes him a perfect match for any real estate professional as he already understands your business. Come out on this one-night event to learn more about setting up your books, depreciation, capital expenses vs. annual deductions and walk through a schedule E form to learn even more about your business.

Richard is one of our MVPs and has been on our dream team of professionals with the longest winning track record and is the most seasoned one of our All-Stars with over 18+ years of service.

Throughout his life, Rich Letarte has been a student of baseball history. His particular focus has been the years immediately prior to expansion. By day, he is a Certified Public Accountant in Leominster, Massachusetts, and lives in nearby Lunenburg with his wife of many years, Mary Ellen. They have three children and three granddaughters. Besides being an avid baseball fan and historian, Richard is author of the book – That One Glorious Season, Baseball Players with one Spectacular Year, 1950-1961.

December 8, 2011
Christmas Social – Come one, come all!

This is our Annual Toy and Pantry Drive where every year we make a food donation to a local food pantry and we also fund a Toy Drive to donate to one of our local charities. Tons of raffles, lot's of great food, and PLENTY of holiday cheer. For extra raffle tickets, bring non-perishable foods for the pantries, and an unwrapped gift for a boy or girl.

See you there.

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Spring Cleaning: Dumpsters, and Clean-Outs

Presented by
NWCLA Sponsor:
Bin There Dump That

Meetings are open to the public!

Spring is in the air, and trash is in your building. Join us for a presentation by NWCLA Sponsor Bin There Dump That to learn and discuss practical ideas on what to do to clear the clutter from the rentals. Spring is the beginning of the rental moving season and having a clean building will help to retain your existing residents, or attract new and cleaner renters.

And remember, keep calm & manage property.

For more information about becoming a NWCLA member and attending this event, visit us online at www.NWCLA.com/join.htm or call 978-503-7070.


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