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7 Ways To Stop Paying Rent And Own Your Home

People fear what they do not understand. A good example is the purchase of a home. The average consumer knows very little about the home buying process. Between finding the right house, making sure it will not fall apart the day after you buy, and finding the best financing, it is no wonder so many people are afraid to buy homes.
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Bella Tan Studio Opens Its Doors

Throgs Neck has some warm sunlight to brighten up its cold winter days. ...
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Free Tax Help For Bronx Residents

There are several ways Bronx residents can receive free tax prep help, here are some of the upcoming programs:...
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Sholom & Zuckerbrot Broker 6K S/F

Aaron's, Inc., the Atlanta-based retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has opened its 2,000th location at 3254 White Plains Road., according to Frank Zuckerbrot, president of Sholom & Zuckerbrot Realty, whose firm represented both the landlord and tenant in the long-term lease....
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Simone Development Welcomes 3 New Tenants

Simone Development Cos. recently completed lease signings for three tenants at the new Throggs Neck Shopping Center project currently under construction in the Ferry Point section of the borough....
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Aaron's Opens 2,000th Store In Bronx

Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, is officially opening its milestone 2,000th store today in Bronx, New York....
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New Home Sales in August fell 0.3% from July to a 373,000 annual pace. The median estimate forecasted a rise to 380,000. Nevertheless, this figure ...
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Equities Level    Δ 1d %S&P 500    1,457    -0.22DJIA    13,559    -0.15Nasdaq    3,161    -0.60EuroStoxx 50    2,558    -0.74Nikkei    9,069    -0.45Hang Seng    20,695    -0.19US Stocks fall on negative news ...
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Jobless claims decreased by 3,000 in the week ended Sept. 15 to 382,000, while the estimate was 375,000. Companies are believed to be holding back hiring and investment as overseas demand slow, and potential tax increases and government spending cuts threaten growth....
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Existing Home sales increased 7.8% to a 4.82 million annual rate (highest level in two years), beating estimates of 4.56 million on record-low mortgage rates, ...
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International Purchases of U.S. financial assets rose more than sevenfold in July as investors sought shelter from the debt crisis in Europe. Net buying totaled ...
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Marriott To Open A Luxury Bronx Hotel

In a major milestone for the Bronx, New York, Simone Development Companies today announced that Marriott has signed an agreement to operate a luxury hotel as the centerpiece of Simone Development's new Metro Center Atrium mixed-use project....
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Electric Trucks To Roll Out Of Bronx

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. will begin assembling electric trucks at a new facility in Bronx, by the end of the year....
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Manufacturing in the NY region shrank more than forecast in September, with the index dropping to -10.41 (signaling contraction) from -5.85 in August as orders ...
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The Federal Reserve undertakes QE3 with open-ended purchases of $40 billion of mortgage debt a month as it seeks to boost growth and reduce unemployment. ...
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Perrigo Company Hires Ralf Kahl As Controller

Perrigo, a leading pharmaceutical supplier, announced today that Ralf Kahl has been hired as Controller for the Finance team. In this role, Kahl is responsible for managing finances, budgeting and expense approval for the company’s New York location. He will be working at Perrigo’s Bronx, NY site....
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Equities:DJIA: 13,333 (+0.07%)S&P500: 1,437 (+0.21%)Nasdaq: 3,114 (+0.32%)EuroStoxx: +0.28%Nikkei: 1.73%Hang Seng: 1.10% Equities rise on the German court ratifying the bailout fund. France wants Spain to snub ...
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Consumer borrowing in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in July by $3.28 billion (estimated $9.2 billion increase) for the first time in nearly a year, after ...
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Bronx Startup Wins $15K Prize

Curatio HCS, a home care provider dedicated to serving underserved communities in Bronx and Upper Manhattan, today took home the $15,000 grand prize in the New York Public Library’s third annual StartUP! Business Plan Competition....
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McDonald's Re-Opening Brings Excitement & Jobs To The Bronx Community

To Juan Antonio Rodriguez, also known to many as Tony, McDonald’s did nоt just provide a job, it provided a 30 year career as an owner operator.
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An Economic Snapshot Of The Bronx

Bronx is setting records for population, business and job growth, according to an economic reportreleased today by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
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The First-Ever Bronx Night Market

Foodies rejoice! Starting June 30th and every last Saturday of the month through October, Bronx will host a Night Market with more than 40 food vendors that represent the city’s diverse culinary offerings.
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FINE Presents Its Summer Collection

FINE will be presenting a summer collection featuring a range of beautiful women representing different backgrounds. FINE will be showing trends for Summer 2018 on June 11 in its presentation fashion show at the Mott Haven Bar & Grill.
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Sell Your House On The Date Of Your Choice For A Fair Price

Do you own an unwanted house, rental property, or land and need to sell now? We work with good folks like you in all types of situations and can provide a solution for you too.
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What’s All This Fuss About Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) Fines?

You should know that on Monday, February 12th, 2018 I convened my first committee hearing for the newly created “For-Hire Vehicle Committee”. The topic of this first hearing was TLC enforcement and the manner in which the inspectors treat drivers.
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Annual Fundraising Event “A Taste of HOPE” To Help Give City Residents A 2nd Chance

The HOPE Program (HOPE), a highly effective workforce development organization empowering New Yorkers to build brighter futures through training, jobs and career advancement, will host its 7th annual “A Taste of HOPE” fundraiser on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at The Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan.
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Bronx Women’s Development Center To Open

The Business Outreach Center Network (BOC) and the Small Business Administration celebrates the opening of the BOC Bronx Women's Business Center.
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Centers Health Care Hires Heidi Hendrix, RN, As New Chief Nursing Officer

Centers Health Care, the largest and most complete post-acute health care continuum in the northeast, announced that Heidi Hendrix, RN, an accomplished post-acute clinical director, has joined the company as its new Chief Nursing Officer.
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Starting The "Uber Of Prison Visits"

At 5:30 a.m. on a Friday in April, Calvin Buari pulls up to a New York City apartment building in Bronx. The back door of his Toyota Sienna slides open. Two women jump in, and Buari drives north to catch the Taconic State Parkway. In less than two hours, the minivan will park in front of the giant concrete walls of Green Haven Correctional Facility, where the women will visit their husbands and sons who are serving time.

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Kiran Alvi

is working towards her M.S. degree at Columbia’s Journalism School with a specialization in digital media, covering the neighborhood of East Tremont. Kiran has previously worked for Nile TV in Cairo, Patch.com in West Hollywood and Redondo Beach, and Annenberg TV News and NeonTommy.org in Los Angeles. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2011 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Middle East studies.