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Resistance building in Central Jersey to GOP’s healthcare policies

Resistance building in Central Jersey to GOP’s healthcare policies

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A group of more than 50 protesters rallied outside Rep. Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield on Wednesday to call for the protection of the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump’s administration. Nick Muscavage/Staff Video WESTFIELD – Armed with signs reading “Resist Trump,” “Down with Trump, Down with Lance,” “Medicare for All” and “Resist and Persist,” they gather every Wednesday on the sidewalk outside Rep. Leonard Lance’s (R-District 7) office on…

Mountain View Wesleyan Church Makes Mats For The Homeless

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Earlier this year, several women from their crochet club discussed making mats for the homeless out of plastic bags. Little did they know it would lead into a ministry of its own. Today they have a group that gets together every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church to prepare the plastic bags for another group of crocheter’s, many who are a part of their crochet…

Historic Northampton Street Fair Beat The Heat | 9/15

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by Justin Sweitzer The historic Northampton Street Fair closed off Main Street on Saturday, September 10 for a day filled with food and festivities that brought many from the borough and beyond to the heart of Northampton. The event was organized by the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and saw well over 60 vendors occupy the streets from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. There was something for everyone at the…

The ‘Full House’ Reboot Is Coming Soon—Check Out the Home’s New Look

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Many a fan of the ’80s sitcom “Full House” has made the pilgrimage to the San Francisco home where the three men and three young girls had their misadventures. (Actually four young girls, but that’s counting both Olsen twins who, you’ll recall, played one person. But you knew that, right?) Ah, the memories…. Remember when Stephanie got chicken pox and spread it to Jesse and Joey? Or when D.J. was freaking out about the…

4 Fast Solutions for Last Minute Mortgage Problems

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Getting a mortgage can be stressful, especially when last-minute issues crop up that can stop the process in its tracks. These surprises are unpleasant, but they don’t have to spell disaster for your mortgage if you act quickly. Problem: Additional Documentation is Needed Your lender calls you days before closing and requests additional documentation. This most often occurs when the lender needs to verify closing funds or requires proof that…

mortgage applications drop 6.7% on interest rate swings

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What goes up must come down, especially when it comes to today’s highly rate-sensitive mortgage borrowers. Total mortgage application volume fell 6.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending September 25 versus one week earlier, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). This, after volume had jumped by double digits the previous week. Why the volatility? Because interest rates are swinging relatively widely day-to-day, due to volatility…

Choosing to crowdfund the real estate market

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While high-technology and community ventures have dominated the headlines when it comes to crowdfunding, more challenging areas of investment, such as real estate, are also finding success, according to one industry executive. More people are being drawn into this increasingly crowded space, with platforms like Realty Mogul, Property Moose and Fundrise leading a sector which globally raised over $1 billion in real estate during 2014. By the end of this…

Bulls Guard Jimmy Butler Nails Chicago Townhouse for $4.3M

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Long after the heyday of Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls superstars are still treated like royalty in the Windy City. Latest proof: Bulls’ elite guard Jimmy Butler, who just purchased this stylish townhouse in city’s hot River North area for $4.3 million. Butler has become an impact player with the Bulls ever since being drafted from Marquette University in 2011. Last year, he was selected for the NBA All-Star team and named the league’s most improved player….

Housing today A ‘bubble larger than 2006’

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Home prices are gaining steam again, fueled by tight supply amid growing demand. Nationally, home prices were nearly 7 percent higher in August compared to a year ago, according to a new report from CoreLogic. That is a bigger annual gain than we saw during the spring market in May and June. Other monthly reports have shown the same phenomenon. “It is clear that house price growth has picked up…

Getting a mortgage may take longer under new rules

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The goal is to make the mind-numbing mortgage process much easier for consumers to understand. It’s called Know Before You Owe, which sounds simple enough. The means to that goal, however, is all-new paperwork and disclosure rules for lenders that went into effect this past Saturday and which some say could delay the mortgage process and cost consumers cash. The standardized forms spell out exactly how much a borrower must…