Blog :: 10-2015

No Regrets.

Holly Robinson's wisdom on the speed at which 20 years transpires is something we should all take a moment to heed. 

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Attention Scrappers! Not So Fast!

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 14, 2015.....A bill that legislators say would help prevent theft of metals from job sites, vacant homes and public spaces easily cleared the House on Wednesday afternoon and now moves to the Senate, which passed a similar bill two years ago.
Aiming to crack down on scrap metal thieves, the bill (H 3806) creates a local registration process for scrap metal dealers and requires dealers to tag and hold items for at least 48 hours. If contacted by law enforcement about potential stolen property, the items must be held for an additional 48 hours.  scrap metal legislation
"When individuals or businesses come in to sell metal -- brass, copper, whatever it may be -- the materials will be tagged and held for 48 hours to allow public safety officials to identify and track any possible stolen materials if it has been reported to them," Rep. Jennifer Benson said. "It is a common sense bill to restrict theft in this area."
She added, "We are simply enacting a common sense measure to ensure not only that private property is protected, but to help our public safety partners in doing their due diligence."
The House voted 151-0 in favor of the bill.
Benson, co-chair of the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, said the testimony on the bill was unanimously in favor of it, and that the committee heard from police chiefs, metals dealers and even the Cranberry Growers Association, which she said told of a problem with sprinkler heads being stolen from area cranberry bogs.
Under the bill, secondary metals dealers would be required to keep a daily log of transaction details, including the name, date of birth, address and driver's license of the seller, the license plate of the vehicle being used to transport the metal, the type of metal being sold, its weight, and the sale price.
"It gives us all a level playing field on what to expect. It encourages the communication between local police and the scrap yards," Colin Kelly, director of public affairs at Everett's Schnitzer Steel Industries, said. "It presents the opportunity to understand the materials that scrap yards shouldn't be accepting and I think is something that is long overdue for the industry."
The bill specifies items that are unacceptable for dealers to receive without proper authorization, including guardrails, manhole covers, high voltage transmission line cables, cemetery plaques, contractor tools, aluminum bleachers, traffic signs and beer kegs.
The high resale price of many metals made them a common target for thieves, but Kelly told the News Service on Wednesday that prices have "decreased significantly" over the last five years.
END 10/14/2015

Celebrating with the North Shore Association of Realtors at King's in Lynnfield

Team Windhill celebrated at King's in Lynnfield with the North Shore Association of Realtors. Windhill was a sponsor for the event and money raised went to RPAC.


RPAC Bowling Event Breaks Fundraising Record!

On the evening of Monday, September 21st, NSAR held its first RPAC Bowling Event. More than 125 people attended this sold out event at Kings Bowling at the new Market Street Plaza in Lynnfield.

The evening included much fun, pool, air hockey, food and libations, a silent auction, and of course bowling. Competition was fierce as 17 different teams competed for the spot of top team and individuals for the prestige of top bowler.

NSAR at 151% of Funraising Goal with $26,953 Raised

NSAR raised $5,405 for NAR/PAF from contributions through event registrations, lane sponsorships, and the silent auction. This gave the association the final push: To date, NSAR has raised $26,953, or 151% of our NAR/MAR goal making this the most successful year in NSAR RPAC fundraising history.

Thank you to the donors of our 15 terrific auction items; lane sponsors: Armstrong Field Real Estate, Keller Williams Realty, LUX Realty North Shore, Northrup Realty Associates, RE/MAX At the Coast, and Windhill Realty, LLC.;  and food sponsor Embrace Home Loans.




  1. Derketer on

    Doesn't he realise we were lucky to get a point asaingt leicester and really should have lost 4 home games in a row.Apart from 25 minutes asaingt millwall we were dreadful .The win asaingt leeds was a case of they were worse than us not we were better than them. Against ipswich we created nothing until the last 20 minutes and then he applauds zigic for 2 glaring misses.We created nothing until then as the midfield were content to ball watch and give it away at every opportunity.To pep this up he changed a forward who had been starved of anything resembling a chance. Unfortunately if our lowest crowd of the season has to witness another insipid display and heaven forbid a loss then clark will still blame everyone else and carry on blindly thinking he can do the job.