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Letitia James Warns Consumers About Classified Ads Toll numbers may be a direct line to trouble. Classified ads are intended to help people by facilitating communication and advertising available services; however, some of the hotlines & service numbers in classifieds actually hurt the people who rely on them by cheating them of their hard-earned dollars. “Most newspapers print a disclaimer in their classified ad section to warn readers about numbers that are a direct line to trouble. Any number starting with 900, 540, 595 or 871 charges a fee beyond a local call. In some instances, ads initially advertise calls to a local number, but then direct callers to a second number starting with one of the paid exchanges. “Consumers must also question the legitimacy of vague classifieds because they too could be a scam. Before responding to an ad, consumers should verify the source of all information & always be wary about sending money or signing a contract with an unknown party.” Office of the Public Advocate

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Letitia James Warns Consumers About Classified Ads Toll numbers may be a direct line to trouble. Classified ads are intended to help people by facilitating communication and advertising available services; however, some of the hotlines & service numbers in classifieds actually hurt the people who rely on them by cheating them of their hard-earned dollars. “Most newspapers print a disclaimer in their classified ad section to warn readers about numbers that are a direct line to trouble. Any number starting with 900, 540, 595 or 871 charges a fee beyond a local call. In some instances, ads initially advertise calls to a local number, but then direct callers to a second number starting with one of the paid exchanges. “Consumers must also question the legitimacy of vague classifieds because they too could be a scam. Before responding to an ad, consumers should verify the source of all information & always be wary about sending money or signing a contract with an unknown party.” Office of the Public Advocate

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KRESSLER, Richard N. of Brooklyn, NY, and Bloomsburg, PA, died peacefully at his home on Baltic Street on March 24, 2016, at age 86. Eldest son of Daniel R. and Madlyn M. Kressler, Dick graduated from Bloomsburg High School in 1948, where he was President of the Senior Class, and from the Bloomsburg State Teachers College (now Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania) in 1953, with a BS in education. During his college years, Dick was listed in Who’s Who of Colleges & Universities, and was a member of the Alpha Psi Omega dramatic fraternity. The summer after graduating from college, Dick went to Germany on an exchange program sponsored by the Lutheran Church. Upon returning to the U.S., Dick taught in the Baltimore public school system for two years. In 1955, Dick joined the New York City office of Magee Carpet Company, where we served as advertising manager. In the later years of his career, Dick worked for Revlon, Inc., as marketing manager. Dick was an avid traveller, both during his working career and in retirement. After retiring, he served on the Board of Directors of Housing Works for 17 years, and was a Big Apple Greeter. In the 1970’s Dick, along with his brother Dan and friend Laylen Sweet, bought a classic Brooklyn brownstone, at 233 Baltic Street, which led to his long involvement with the Heights And Hill Community Council and the Brooklyn Historical Society. Predeceased by his partner John Robertson, Dick is survived by his brother Daniel.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING POTENTIAL TEMPORARY RELOCATION OF OLD CHELSEA POST OFFICE RETAIL SERVICES The Postal Service is considering the temporary relocation of retail service only from the current location of the Old Chelsea Post Office at 217 West 18th St to an alternate location at 143 West 19th St. The Postal Service invites you to learn more about this proposed retail only temporary relocation at a meeting of Community Board #4 on April 17, 2017 @ 6:30 PM at 353 WEST 30TH ST in the ground floor community room. Additionally, for 30 days after the Community Board meeting, anyone may submit written comments to the address below for the Postal Service’s consideration prior to making its final decision. Gregory C. Lackey USPS Realty Asset Manager 200 Chester Avenue Moorestown NJ 08057-9998

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