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December 2009 - JANET PORCARO

Coming Together – Inauguration 2010

Coming Together – Inauguration 2010

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Newton Gives, Newton Reflects and Newton Celebrates

The Inaugural activities for the installation of the new mayor of Newton, MA, Setti Warren begin on Thursday, December 31st at 11 an with a number of service oriented activities sponsored by the Newton Community Service Center, Parks and Recs, as well as, several local charities.

The service project, titled Newton Gives, is organized by John Rice, newly elected alderman, and includes activities such as building an ice skating rink in Newton Highlands and collecting items to be sent to our troops.

Following Setti’s campaign through his Twitter stream, he knocked on a lot of doors. I also heard from many of my friends about conversations they had with him. I personally had a chat with Setti early on in his campaign and I am delighted to hear about the tone of the upcoming Inaugural celebration – Coming Together. This is just what our fine city needs, a unifying energy. For more information see Setti Warren’s web site.

http://www.settiwarren.com/

Best resource for technology consultation in Newton MA.

Best resource for technology consultation in Newton MA.

Best resource for technology consultation in Newton MA.
Tech-Tamer, Newton, MA
617-202-3718
www.Tech-Tamer.com
I cannot sing the praises loud enough about the services I have received from Tech-Tamer in Newton, MA. I have a strong background in technology training but I’m become filled with anxiety when I need to go “under the hood.” This is when I usually call Tech-Tamer, although their services include software training and consultation. Their ability to communicate to a wide range of users, from under-cover techies (like me) to computer neophytes (you know who you are) is a strength. The calm and confident approach inspires trust. Their accessibility is remarkable. Let me give you an example.

Everyone should know that technology can be a doubled edged sword. However, there are certain protocols that should be followed to avoid getting viruses, loosing data, possibly losing equipment. Everyone should use updated virus protection, back up their important data regularly, and carefully read messages and warnings when downloading content from the internet.

Tech-Tamer endorsede by Janet Porcaro

I hang my head in shame as I confess that recently in my zealous pursuit of social media madness, I allowed a Trojan (disguised virus) into my laptop. I made the classic error of simultaneously hitting the ok button while reading the warning. Horror of horrors, I immediately knew I did a bad thing.

This is the good part. I called Tech-Tamer and within a half hour I was reassured. By the end of the evening my computer was clean. Once again I could rest easy and life was good.

The folks at Tech-Tamer have invested their various talents and skills to develope a business to help people navigate the fast moving world of technology. They are up on all the best practices and technology developments including database and web site design. They can easily remotely manage your system or they can help you boost your personal skill level and they do it all with a cheerful confidence. Great people and another reason why I love living in Newton, MA.

Enjoy Holiday Thursdays at Looks Clothing in Cambridge

Enjoy Holiday Thursdays at Looks Clothing in Cambridge

Every Thursday in December from 10 am to 7 pm there is a party in Harvard Square! Visit Looks Clothing and receive 10% off selected items every week. Get on their mailing list and they will let you know the specifics for each week. Refreshments are served and the company is excellent. I hope to see you there!

As an added plus, there are lots of great shops in Cambridge and you can knock off your shopping list in a snap.

Looks
11-13 Holyoke Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-491-4251

www.LooksClothing.com

looksclothing@gmail.com

Home Affordable Modifications Means Fewer Foreclosures in 2010

Home Affordable Modifications Means Fewer Foreclosures in 2010

Home Affordable Modifications Means Fewer Foreclosures in 2010

Treasury Department has released new guidelines which are designed to simplify the short sale process. This effort will help home owners extricate themselves before going into a foreclosure situation. A short sale is when the property is sold for less than the mortgage amount owed by the current homeowner. This is a better outcome for both for the homeowner and lender because not only does the lender have a better chance for recovery of debt, often the remaining debt is forgiven leaving the home owner’s credit situation salvageable.

Read the new guidelines for the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA), part of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) released on November 30, 2009. Our communities will be serviced by these programs. To read more about Making Homes Affordable Program go to http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/index.html.

Making Homes Affordable