4 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Planting by neighbor against my Brick Property needs tuckpointing

Hello

These property lines drive a Chicago homeowner crazy. I told my neighbor I will be doing some tuckpointing work on the west side of my property (on their yard side) later this summer. My chimney protrudes out approx 4 inches on that side which also coincides with MY property line. My neighbor then goes ahead and plants veggie plants directly against my building with chicken wire fencing obstructing where tuckpointing is needed. The Alderman has indicated that I would...

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Hello

These property lines drive a Chicago homeowner crazy. I told my neighbor I will be doing some tuckpointing work on the west side of my property (on their yard side) later this summer. My chimney protrudes out approx 4 inches on that side which also coincides with MY property line. My neighbor then goes ahead and plants veggie plants directly against my building with chicken wire fencing obstructing where tuckpointing is needed. The Alderman has indicated that I would need to get a R/E attorney and apply for a temporary easement order with the CofC to gain access. How ridiculous is this. All because of some plants on MY property line.
Anyone have any suggestions, please give me a holler. Thanks in advance!

  • You should have a survey along with your property papers. That survey will give dimensions from your house to your property line.I would guess that the narrow strip of land next to your house where they planted is actually your property. I does not matter where the fence is .
    A contractor will probably erect a scaffold to do the work. That can be done in such a way as to not disturb the plantings. Protection can be do so as to protect the plants from dust and debris.

  • Bob

    IC You-

    Yes, they are on my property. I have a plat survey and it indicates that my property line is 11 5/8 inches out from the building. I'll use this if needed in the event the neighbor tries to justify his plants being placed there.

    The building tuckpointing is...

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    IC You-

    Yes, they are on my property. I have a plat survey and it indicates that my property line is 11 5/8 inches out from the building. I'll use this if needed in the event the neighbor tries to justify his plants being placed there.

    The building tuckpointing is needed at the bottom sections of the building, thus, the plants are obstructing the part that needs access on the lower part. I think there may be room if the contractor decides to pull the plants back with a strap of some kind to shift them forward away from the building without damaging them. This all depends on how cooperative the neighbor is. I have found they say one thing, then do something different. We shall see. Thanks for your comment!

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

One last week for hyper-local snark. R.I.P. Everyblock.

I'll miss you Everyblock - and all you blockheads too.

  • djstranger

    It was fun! See ya Everyblock. Thanks for all the local news.

5 days ago

Parking Needed in the vicinity of the 6400 Block N. Leavitt Street

Desperately in need of monthly parking in the vicinity of the 6400 Block N. Leavitt Street.

Jul 01

Updated Jul 02

DO YOU KNOW THIS DOG??

Found this sweet boy wandering alone, no tags, near Montrose and Pulaski. Is safe in a private home at Sunnyside and Springfield. Please help find his owners.

Jun 30

Two 14-year-old boys among 7 shot in Chicago Friday and Saturday

Of at last seven people shot Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning in Chicago, two were 14-year-old boys.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180629-story.html

    Man critically wounded in shooting on South Side
    A 30-year-old man was critically wounded Friday afternoon in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 28

Senior Citizen Meetings in the 17th District

Regular meeting days for the Senior Citizen Meetings in the 17th District changed: to the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Jun 24

Updated Jun 28

Editorial: Cigarettes. Drunken driving. Next: Guns?

To most people, a drunken driver is a public menace to be jailed, not a mistake-prone tippler to be tolerated. There’s a stigma attached to DUI and cigarette smoking. Americans resent the preventable deaths they cause. Will Americans now decide that minimizing gun deaths should come next?

Public attitudes can move swiftly when people get angry — and stay that way. When is the last time someone lit up in your presence? Most smokers don’t even ask anymore. They skulk...

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To most people, a drunken driver is a public menace to be jailed, not a mistake-prone tippler to be tolerated. There’s a stigma attached to DUI and cigarette smoking. Americans resent the preventable deaths they cause. Will Americans now decide that minimizing gun deaths should come next?

Public attitudes can move swiftly when people get angry — and stay that way. When is the last time someone lit up in your presence? Most smokers don’t even ask anymore. They skulk outside.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-cigarettes-drunk-driving-guns-20180620-story.html

Gun control activism is risk to bottom line, gun maker says

The maker of Smith & Wesson firearms said gun control activism poses a risk to its business, according to a company filing.

American Outdoor Brand Corp., which on Wednesday reported a 25 percent decline in fiscal fourth-quarter revenue compared with last year, listed the "actions of social activists" as a risk factor in its annual report.

Shares fell as much as 12 percent Thursday in New York, the most intraday in six months, and were down 4.6% to $12.62 at 12:13 p.m. Rival gunmaker Sturm Ruger & Co. fell 4.8 percent to $57.45.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-smith-wesson-gun-control-activism-20180621-story.html

    Cigarettes. Drunken driving. Next: Guns?
    One of the greatest public health triumphs of the last century impressively still gains momentum: Millions of Americans have quit smoking - and more will follow. Smoking among adults hit a record low in 2017 - to about 14 percent from nearly 16 percent a year earlier.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Sorry, one of the highest gun violent city’s. I am not here to argue with anyone. I am just saying we have bigger issues to tackle then worrying about law abiding citizens. That’s all. Have a good week everyone.

  • To J Sebek, No, I will not stop worrying about the inner city. All that garbage is moving our way, slowly but surely. You can't just bury your head in the sand and pretend that it does not effect you.

Jun 18

Updated Jun 19

Shooting around 10:50pm Monday

We heard gun fire near Kimball and Montrose. I believe someone was shot on the 4400 block of N. Bernard. Does anyone have any details about this incident?

  • Chicago Tribune on June 19, 2018
    Most recently, a 30-year-old man was shot in the torso while sitting in a vehicle with two friends around 10:45 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. The shooter had approached on foot.

  • nimblewitted busy grandma

    thanks for the info

Jun 15

Updated Jun 17

Internet Service Providers

Moving to Albany Park from Rogers Park next week and need to get internet setup. What Internet Service Providers do you use? I currently have RCN and am sad that it is not available in my new area. I've already checked with AT&T and they can only provide 10MBPS. I need at least 50MBPS. Thank you.

  • We’ve had xfinity for several years w/o problems - except you do have to threaten to cancel every year or two

  • See if AT&T fiber is available at your new location. It's $80 a month, no taxes or fees. It's internet only but then you can get subsribe to Hulu, Netflix, YouTube TV and Amazon Prime TV etc. Won't need dish or cable.

    I have fiber and normally get 800mbps upload and download speeds, makes other providers feel like 4800 baud modem from 1980's.

Jun 17

Swim Lessons

Campus Recreation is offering Swim Lessons for Adults, Youth (ages 6-15) and Pre-School children (ages 3-5). The upcoming session starts July 2 and runs for six weeks.

Register at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/crneiu
Search: Youth, Adult or Pre-School Swim Lessons

The following times are available for Youths:
Monday: 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m.
Friday: 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m.

Adults:
Monday: 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: 10:45 a.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.

Pre-School (ages 3-5):
Friday: 10 a.m.

    Northeastern Illinois University Campus Recreation
    Welcome to CAMPUS RECREATION at Northeastern Illinois University. We are proud to offer recreational activities & swim lessons for the whole family! We still have room left in many of our Summer classes. Check out our value rates for the remainder of Summer I! Summer II will begin July 5th.
    https://apm.activecommunities.com

Jun 10

Updated Jun 12

Very Arrogant Neighbors

I have a neighbor who has hung not 1 but 2 bird feeders approx 1 foot from my property line. The mess in my yard and patio is not just bad but seriously bad (and unhealthy). I really don't care if they want to feed the birds but I asked them to move them more into the middle of their yard to prevent the mess in my yard...I told them that I am tired cleaning the mess in my yard...

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I have a neighbor who has hung not 1 but 2 bird feeders approx 1 foot from my property line. The mess in my yard and patio is not just bad but seriously bad (and unhealthy). I really don't care if they want to feed the birds but I asked them to move them more into the middle of their yard to prevent the mess in my yard...I told them that I am tired cleaning the mess in my yard and this mess is not only unhealthy but it has been attracting the rats and now pigeons (and they laughed at me). I have asked them 3x now and in my book that's more than a fair chance to rectify the situation.
Is there any sort of code that determines how close a neighbor can put anything near my property line? Do I have any Recourse?

Jun 10

Updated Jun 12

Building Codes

I have a neighbor who built and installed an awning constructed out of wood and plexiglass over his side door leading into the basement. It extends out all the way to my fence line and my entrance doors into my residence are adjacent. Needless to say I catch all the water and snow at my doors now. There has to be a code regulating how far an awning can extend out on the side of house...along with what materials are considered safe. Am I wrong?

  • Let the neighbor know that the rain and snow falls on your side - and ask him to add a rain gutter to the awning...... that may take care of the problem - -

    If the snow falls on your side - that could cause a serious accident - talk it out with your neighbor....maybe you two can come to an agreement...good luck

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Susy D for U.S. Secretary of State. Good diplomacy skills. Much better than Mike Popeo.

Jun 12

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Support Language Arts Growth

    Ms. Anderson is asking for $308.75:
    My students need instant learning centers to build their Language Arts skills. Students can practice reading and writing skills with the hands-on materials in these instant learning centers.
    Northside Learning Center Comment
  • Support Our Writing & Learning Outcomes

    Ms. Anderson is asking for $209.75:
    My students need a book binding machine and its accessories to enhance learning outcomes.
    Northside Learning Center Comment

Jun 04

Updated Jun 07

Weekly Ad paper delivery

Hi All-

Does anyone know who delivers these ads with Aldi, Shop and Save, Butera etc ads every week. Sometimes I do not receive delivery and I am looking to pick one up if I can.
Thanks in advance!

  • Len

    In red plastic bag is dropped in your driveway by the Chicago Tribune

  • tribune. you can call them and tell them you do not want it

  • Bob

    Thanks to everyone for responding to my comment. I have notified them to try and have the weekly ads delivered. Sorry to here they are leaving piles of these ads in apt and condo complexes. I make sure the ads are picked up the same day, sorted and recycled. No reason to have to litter.

Jun 06

Outstanding Nanny Available

My nanny of 2 years will be available starting in June. I am the mother of 5 and a former educator with high standards. Our nanny is wonderful. She also helps with light housekeeping. Her primary language is Spanish, but she communicates well using Google Translate. My youngest son is bilingual because of his fantastic nanny. In the 2 years she has worked for me she missed only 2 days of work do to illness. She is extremely reliable, trust worthy, punctual, loving and patient. I am happy to introduce her to a new family.

Jun 06

Help? Anyone know this car?

There was a '85 Toyota 4 Runner with MI plates and a for sale sign in the window parked on Francisco just south of Wilson. Even though it was there for a few days we procrastinated and did not call. The phone number on the sign had a (312) area code. We would love to talk with the owner if it is still for sale.

Jun 06

NBTA June 2018 Ride Has Been Re-Scheduled to June 23 at 11 AM #ChiNBT

The North Branch Trail Alliance of Greater Chicago June 9 ride has been rescheduled. All else remains the same (time and starting location):

**Rescheduled**
NBTA Farmers' Market Ride 2018
Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 am
Starting at the Glenview Farmer's Market

More ride information here:
https://mailchi.mp/08aa508cbcab/rescheduled_nbta_june_2018_farmers_market_ride

For those that registered for the ride, we apologize for any inconvenience this change creates to your schedule. We hope you can still join us on June 23! It's going to be fun as we spend our money supporting our local businesses and do our part for neighborhood economic development (while having fun of course!).

Jun 03

Updated Jun 04

Good Handyman Referral

I need someone to indtall sliding closet door. Have all equipment needed, i just need them hung.

  • Shirley Concerned neighbor

    Sarah, what would be ur husband's charges. I already have a door installed, I just want it replaced with mirrored ones.

  • You can call him. His name is Dave. His number is 708-878-1005.

Jun 02

NBTA Farmers' Market Ride - Saturday, 6/9 #ChiNBT

Greetings My Neighbors!

The North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) of Greater Chicago cordially invites you to our June 2018 Farmers' Market Ride. We'll start at the historic Wagner Farm in Glenview @11 AM Saturday, June 9. From there...

**We'll enjoy the tasty treats, snacks and more at two NBTA Business Partners - Glenview Farmer's Market and the Morton Grove Farmer's Market.

**As always, we'll close out our ride with some good fun and good fellowship at another NBTA Business Partner...

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Greetings My Neighbors!

The North Branch Trail Alliance (NBTA) of Greater Chicago cordially invites you to our June 2018 Farmers' Market Ride. We'll start at the historic Wagner Farm in Glenview @11 AM Saturday, June 9. From there...

**We'll enjoy the tasty treats, snacks and more at two NBTA Business Partners - Glenview Farmer's Market and the Morton Grove Farmer's Market.

**As always, we'll close out our ride with some good fun and good fellowship at another NBTA Business Partner - The Garage in wonderful Gladstone Park.

**Bring spending money. We're doing our part for local businesses!

**Register for this FREE ride by going to www.northbranchtrailalliance.com You will be sent official ride news, full line-up, and ride map as the ride approaches.

See you on June 9 at 11 AM at Wagner Farm in Glenview!

More info? Contact us at northbranchtrailalliance@gmail.com

NBTA Mission: Create economic development for all communities along the North Branch Trail
NBTA Purpose: Connect North Branch Trail users to cultural, shopping and dining experiences
NBTA Hashtag: #ChiNBT

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May 26

Memorial Day: Flag at half-staff (Sunrise to Noon)

reetings My Neighbors,

In accordance with Flag Code, Title 4 U.S.C. § 7 (m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise until noon in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018 to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms our country enjoys.

Unable to lower your flag?

Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered...

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reetings My Neighbors,

In accordance with Flag Code, Title 4 U.S.C. § 7 (m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise until noon in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018 to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms our country enjoys.

Unable to lower your flag?

Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff. See attached pic.

Want to attend a Memorial Day Event in Our Area?

Sunday, May 27 at 10:45 AM - North Park Village Memorial Day Flag Ceremony and Remembrance - https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-memorial-day-service-north-park-village-8653219/

Sunday, May 27 at 1 PM - American Legion Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony -
https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-your-community-memorial-day-parade-sunday-may-27-8653232/

Monday, May 28 at 11 AM - Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade - http://www.norwoodpark.org/community_events/2018-memorial-day-parade/

Additionally, title 36 U.S.C. § 116, requests the President of the United States issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day by praying for a permanent peace, according to their individual religious faith, and call on the media to join in observing Memorial Day and the period of prayer.

You can the Presidential Proclamation for Memorial Day here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-memorial-day-may-28-2018-day-prayer-permanent-peace/

    Memorial Day Service At North Park Village
    The North Park Village Advisory Council Cordially Welcomes You To: MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE & READING OF NAMES All are welcome to this Memorial Day Flag Ceremony and Remembrance Service to be held on Sunday, May 27 at 10:45 AM.
    https://nextdoor.com

May 21

Updated May 24

LaBagh Woods (Chicago) Call to Action

LaBagh Woods offers great recreational, aesthetic and ecological value to the people of Chicago, and serves as a habitat for migratory birds and diverse wildlife. The privately owned, wooded property at 4357 W Bryn Mawr is a seamless addition to the forest preserve and contributes to the quality of life and property values that the families of Sauganash and neighboring communities enjoy.

We were dismayed to learn that in spite of strong community opposition, the City Council voted to rezone...

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LaBagh Woods offers great recreational, aesthetic and ecological value to the people of Chicago, and serves as a habitat for migratory birds and diverse wildlife. The privately owned, wooded property at 4357 W Bryn Mawr is a seamless addition to the forest preserve and contributes to the quality of life and property values that the families of Sauganash and neighboring communities enjoy.

We were dismayed to learn that in spite of strong community opposition, the City Council voted to rezone this land from POS-1 (Regional or Community Park) to RS-1. This will allow developers to strip this land of its trees and wildlife in order to construct single family homes.

We believe that to divest the people of Chicago of even a single parcel of forested land should be as unthinkable as privatizing a stretch of the lakefront. The parcel in question, though privately owned, provides great value to the community and the region as undeveloped open space. We therefore ask that you sign this petition to express your concern and opposition to development at this location. We further ask that you reach out to your elected City and County officials to voice your opposition to the development, and urge them to work with the community and the owner of the parcel to reach an equitable compromise.

https://www.change.org/p/chicago-labagh-woods-chicago-call-to-action

    Sign the Petition
    Chicago : LaBagh Woods (Chicago) Call to Action
    https://www.change.org
  • B. Tersch Urban beautification enthusiast

    Does Openlands know about this situation?

  • J

    Oh, no! Openlands. Lookout. Rhe have zero influence and even less authority on this matter.

May 23

Updated May 24

Refugee Family looking for TV Stand

Please help if you can with a tv stand for a new family
evan
evanzemil@gmail.com

  • Aram- Minas TV & Video owner- Edgewater neighbor for 44 years

    what type of TV is this? older model with the large back or a modern flat panel? a picture would be helpful

May 23

Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward shared F...

Who’s ready for the first #FoodTruckFriday of the season in #NorthPark? When: Friday, 5/25, 4PM-7PM Where: 3621 W Bryn Mawr Featured truck: Beavers Donuts!!

    Food Truck Friday
    Alright #FoodTruckFriday Fans - here's where you come in! We have confirmed we are good to go for Friday and we have our friends at Beavers Donuts all set from 4PM-7PM. Unfortunately, our second...
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May 22

Memorial Day 2018: 3 Ways You Can Join In Locally

Greetings My Neighbors,

Memorial Day 2018 is almost upon us and with it comes a hope that you will take some time to remember all of our servicemembers (women and men) who have given the ultimate measure of devotion to our nation. We also remember and provide comfort to their families for whom the pain of the loss of a loved one continues on.

Ready to join with each other to do just this? If so, here are 3 ways...

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Greetings My Neighbors,

Memorial Day 2018 is almost upon us and with it comes a hope that you will take some time to remember all of our servicemembers (women and men) who have given the ultimate measure of devotion to our nation. We also remember and provide comfort to their families for whom the pain of the loss of a loved one continues on.

Ready to join with each other to do just this? If so, here are 3 ways you can be part of Memorial Day 2018, right here in our community. If you have questions about any of these, please ask - jac.charlier@gmail.com. I'll be at all three and look forward to seeing you there.

1) Chicago Veterans Ruck March - Friday, May 25 from 9 AM
This 20 mile march (hike) from Glencoe to North Avenue Beach will raise awareness of the 20 veterans who commit suicide everyday. All can march. Adults. Kids. Strollers. Do some or all of the march. No ruck needed. Volunteers welcome. Full information is here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may25-chicago-veterans-ruck-march-2018-8596131/

2) North Park Village Flag and Remembrance Ceremony - Sunday, May 27 at 10:45 AM
The names of all servicemembers of families present (any branch, any era) who have passed away will be spoken out loud. They do not need to have died in combat. Full information is here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-memorial-day-service-north-park-village-8653219/

3) Community Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance - Sunday, May 27 at 1 PM
The Morton Grove American Legion Post #134 will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade from the Post (6140 W. Dempster) to the Morton Grove Library and back. Light refreshments and treats will be served. A Memorial Day service will also be held. Scout units - Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts equally - are invited to march in the parade. Full information is here: https://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/may27-your-community-memorial-day-parade-sunday-may-27-8653232/

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May 19

Updated May 22

Presidential Proclamation: Flags at Half-Staff for the Victims of the Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas

Flags are requested to be placed at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, May 22. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag (see pic) is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff.

The full Presidential Proclamation is below. If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May...

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Flags are requested to be placed at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, May 22. Unable to lower your flag? Attaching a black ribbon to the top of a U.S. flag (see pic) is an acceptable alternative for flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff.

The full Presidential Proclamation is below. If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to jac.charlier@gmail.com.

Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims’ families. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on May 18, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 22, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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  • Beezil dear....I don't proclaim my knowledge....it's not necessary for anybody to do so.....over and out.

  • ...and for clarification, my "moniker" is related to my former role as a block club president for 2.5 years. So, "Statute Informed?" Yes, I know city statutes and many I have downloaded. That's a necessity when you're dealing with building owners, complaining residents, businesses, construction crews, 250 club members, etc. If one needs info, then it's good to be able to direct him/her to the source.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

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