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Lehigh Township Residents Voice Opposition Against Wal-Mart Development

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Residents of Lehigh Township gathered Wednesday evening at a meeting of the township’s Planning Commission to learn more about the development of a Wal-Mart within the township—and to voice their criticism of the project. The proposed Wal-Mart supercenter would be located at Route 145 and Birch Drive. The supercenter would also feature a gas station and a Wal-Mart convenience store. Adam Benosky of Bohler Engineering attended the meeting on behalf…

Lehigh Township Residents Voice Opposition Against Wal-Mart Development

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by Justin Sweitzer Residents of Lehigh Township gathered Wednesday evening at a meeting of the township’s Planning Commission to learn more about the development of a Wal-Mart within the township—and to voice their criticism of the project. The proposed Wal-Mart supercenter would be located at Route 145 and Birch Drive. The supercenter would also feature a gas station and a Wal-Mart convenience store. Adam Benosky of Bohler Engineering attended the…

What To Look For When Hiring an Electrician

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When having any electrical work done in your home, you want the job done properly at a reasonable price. Choosing a company can be difficult, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Here are some tips to help you source the right person for the job. Certifications and insurance Electricity can be a dangerous thing, so you need to be certain the electrician is qualified to work in…

4 things you need to consider before investing in art

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With major art fairs taking place across the globe from Chicago to Istanbul to Shanghai, art enthusiasts, collectors and sophisticated investors alike are questioning whether to acquire works of fine art as investments. And as significant appreciation emerges in some corners of the art market, we see growing interest from clients about incorporating art into their investment portfolios. Last year saw more than $60 billion in art sales, a 67…

Finding ways to provide better overall after-tax gains

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As investment advisors, we are constantly looking for ways to provide any additional performance in client portfolios. As a tax attorney, I know there are a variety of actions an investor can take during a tax year to avoid or defer—but never evade—taxable investment income. One such technique is called tax-loss harvesting, or maximizing losses to provide a better overall after-tax gain. In theory, it is quite simple. If you…

Homes as ATMs It’s starting again

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As home values rise, homeowners are gaining more equity on paper — and they’re taking it out in paper. Cash-out refinances jumped 68 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, according to Black Knight Financial Services. This is the highest volume of this type of refinance in five years. “People realize that refinancing these funds is extremely inexpensive and that rates will eventually rise, so they’re capitalizing on…

Renovate Your Kitchen—Without Knocking Down a Wall

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When most people think of redoing a dated ’70s- or ’80s-era kitchen, their first instinct is usually: Knock down a wall! Open up the space! Buy some gleaming, modern appliances! All fine ideas, but, sadly, not within everyone’s reach, financially oraesthetically. Maybe you’re part of the emerging backlash against open kitchens, or maybe your checking account just can’t accommodate the open plan of your dreams. But here’s the good news: There…

Ceramic Is the New Granite Tips From the World’s Coolest Kitchens

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Alno AG Hey, want a new kitchen? Maybe a better question would be: Who doesn’t? The kitchen is one of the two most popular rooms to renovate, and quite possibly the star attraction for most buyers looking at a home. After all, It’s a place to make food, share food, socialize (while eating food), and spend time with family (no food necessary!). Bottom line: You’re likely to spend a disproportionate slice of your time…

You Can (and May Want to) Spend $300 on a Lightbulb

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Plumen Lighting your home seems simple enough, right? Just pick up a box of bulbs at the dollar store, screw them into the appropriate sockets, and forget about it. But if you’re after a look for your home that’s a bit warmer and more subtle than the average DMV lobby, you’re going to have to put more thought into your bulbs. A lot has changed since the incandescent lightbulb—still the…

How to Deal With Terrible Roommates, According to Science

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Roommates can be great—especially when you get a teammate who helps you pay the bills, an objective confidante when you’ve had a hellish day at work, andsometimes even, praise be, a friend. Then there are the roommates that send us running for the hills—ready to break the lease, give up the deposit, and live in our car if we have to. No matter how well you screen your roommates ahead of time, at…