2015 September
Focus on... Energy & The Environemnt

Energy Conservation The Green Movement
2015 September The Green Movement

Americans today are moving toward a more well-developed awareness of their environment, and what it takes to protect and preserve earth’s natural resources. City dwellers and suburbanites alike typically recycle paper, plastic, and glass st…

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Energy Conservation Don’t Trash This
2015 September Don’t Trash This

In days gone by, when you opened something up, you simply threw away the packaging. You ate your dinner and threw away the scraps, and you tossed your ratty old sweatshirt, t-shirt or jeans in the dumpster when they had more holes in them t…

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Energy Conservation Power-Up!
2015 September Power-Up!

The process of producing energy to metropolitan condos and co-ops has dramatically evolved in recent years. It's advanced to the point in which Lewis Kwit, the president of Energy Investment Systems in New York City, makes a relatively accu…

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Energy Conservation A Green New World
2015 September A Green New World

These days, as the summers get hotter, the storms get bigger and climate change is finding its way into more headlines than ever before, more attention is being paid to the environment and how the average citizen can do his or her part to s…

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Management Creating Community in New Jersey
2015 September Creating Community in New Jersey

While high-rise residential buildings put many people and families in very close proximity to one another, living side-by-side doesn’t automatically turn a group of people into a community—sometimes it even has the opposite effect.  Lives …

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Board Operations Preventing and Eliminating Pests
2015 September Preventing and Eliminating Pests

There are a great many wonderful things about living in the Garden State: there's the vibrant array of urban and suburban communities, the hometown feel in close proximity to New York City, and all kinds of recreational and cultural activit…

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Board Operations Bankrolling the Board
2015 September Bankrolling the Board

Co-op and condo board members are charged with the all-important responsibility to make critical policy decisions that ensure the building, the property, and their neighbors' interests are cared for and protected. It's a job that requires l…

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Q&A Q&A: A Marriage of Convenience?
2015 September Q&A: A Marriage of Convenience?

Q  My concern is that a homeowner and a prior trustee has her own property management company. And recently, our board of trustees hired her to manage our community.  That would be perfectly okay, but it seems that in the past year, this s…

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Q&A Q&A: Remodeling Rules
2015 September Q&A: Remodeling Rules

Q  I live in a condo in Edgewater, New Jersey. Lately there have been many owners remodeling their units. While I understand that they have the right to remodel, some have taken as long as five months. That is a lot of time to live with th…

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