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March 31, 2020, The Daily News- Newburyport man buys thousands of masks for hospitals, first responders

March 31, 2020, The Daily News- Newburyport man buys thousands of masks for hospitals, first responders

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NEWBURYPORT – The first shipment of 2,000 protective masks arrived at the Hart Road home of Ward 6 city councilor and real estate agent Byron Lane about noon Monday and by later in the afternoon, they were already being given to hospitals and first responders.

Another 2,000 KN95 masks, the Chinese equivalent of the much-sought-after N95 masks, are expected to arrive at Lane’s home in the days to follow.

The masks’ arrival marked the end of a lengthy process that began more than a week ago and saw Lane work through a New Jersey-based company that he said employs a friend.

“It was a challenge” to get the masks delivered, Lane said.

Part of the problem was that the federal Food and Drug Administration has not approved the Chinese version of the masks for sale or distribution in the U.S. That has made hospitals across the country hesitant to accept donations out of concern they could be held legally liable, according to published reports.

Lane said most of the masks will be donated to nurses across the state along with ambulance providers, doctors and Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. Fifty masks will be heading to fire departments in Newburyport, Amesbury, Newbury, Salisbury, and West Newbury.

“Everything we can do to cover who needs them,” Lane said.

In an emailed statement Monday, Mary Williamson, executive director of the Anna Jaques Community Health Foundation, said the hospital is “grateful to so many individuals, businesses and community based ‘go-fund-me’ initiatives that have stepped forward to support health care workers and first responders who are putting patient needs first in our first against the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Lane said he spent $16,500 upfront for the masks, but after putting the word out on social media and other sources, he collected enough donations to cover his purchases.

The idea to track down and distribute the masks came from two sources, the first being his mother — a nurse for 42 years at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. The second came from the many calls he received from other nurses who said there was a desperate need for masks.

“It kind of hit home,” Lane said. “I sell houses, but there’s not a lot of that going on so I kind of took this on.”

LUX Realty North Shore is Expanding to the Greater Newburyport Area!

We are excited to announce that LUX Realty North Shore is expanding! In the near future, we will be opening an office in the Greater Newburyport area and are thrilled to have these top producers join our team!

Do you recognize any of these faces?

Bryon J. Lane- Team Leader of 1 North Real Estate- 978-490-5412  Byron@luxrns.com

Phil Bowler- 508-982-1292  Phil@luxrns.com

Jacqueline Buia- 978-479-7488  JBuia@luxrns.com

Steve Hamilton- 978-766-8070  SteveHamiltonhomes@gmail.com

Who is LUX Realty North Shore? LUX is an independently owned & operated, boutique real estate firm based in downtown Beverly, MA. We offer all the services of a franchise brokerage plus the personal attention and detail our clients deserve.

We are licensed to sell in both Massachusetts & New Hampshire, and we are looking to hire full-time REALTORS® who LOVE what they do! Is that you?

If you've been thinking of making a move, please call Henry Pizzo, the Broker/Owner, directly at 978.317.6139 for a discreet conversation.

LUX Realty North Shore Celebrates 5 Years in Business & the Grand Opening of Their Downtown Beverly Office

LUX REALTY NORTH SHORE CELEBRATES 5 YEARS IN BUSINESS & THE GRAND OPENING OF

THEIR DOWNTOWN BEVERLY OFFICE

LUX Realty North Shore, a privately and locally owned residential and commercial real estate firm proudly celebrates their 5th anniversary and the grand opening of their new flagship office. LUX recently took over the 3,000 sq. ft. commercial space located at 228 Cabot Street, formerly Barter Brothers Florist Shop.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since we first opened our doors in Beverly Farms, all thanks to the overwhelming support of our clients, friends, and family. We are so excited to be a part of Beverly’s thriving downtown community!” says Broker-Owner Henry Pizzo. “When we began LUX Realty North Shore, we had a clear vision of providing superior Customer Service by some of the best and top-quality REALTORS® in the industry. I am proud to say our culture and vision has not changed since the Fall of 2014, although we have grown from three REALTORS® to twenty-three.”

LUX Realty North Shore offers all the services of a franchise brokerage plus the personal attention and detail our clients deserve. We love what we do, and our goal is to be your REALTOR® for life. So, call or stop by and let our passion and commitment work for you! 

LUX Realty North Shore is a boutique real estate agency serving all of Cape Ann, the North Shore, and Southern New Hampshire communities. Now located at 228 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915. 978-922-1000 www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com

 

Team LUX had a great time at NSAR's 5th annual RPAC Bowling Event at Kings Dining & Entertaining

It was striking to perfection at the North Shore Association of REALTORS'® 5th annual RPAC Bowling Event held at Kings Dining & Entertaining in Lynnfield, MA! Congratulations to our high scorer, Mike Contraro, LUX Realty North Shore, and to the high scoring team, Mortgage Network. Thank you to all attendees and NSAR members for making this NSAR's most successful RPAC investment year to date - over $66,000 has been raised for RPAC and NAR PAF.

What does RPAC and NAR PAF stand for you ask?

RPAC stands for REALTORS Political Action Committee

NAR PAF stands for National Association of REALTORS Political Advocacy Fund

Top Left Photo: Henry Pizzo and Amie Brodhagen

Top Right Photo: Henry Pizzo and Betsy Woods high-five after a STRIKE by Betsy!

Middle Left Photo: Adam Doane & Joy Munoz

Middle Right Photo: Luke McArdle of McArdle Law, Betsy Woods & Nell Johanson pose while Cynthia Nina-Soto of Nina-Soto Company, photobombs in the background

Bottom Photo: Front Row: Glynne Alfred, Cynthia Nina-Soto, Jenny Pizzo Middle Row: Mike Cotraro, Ross Billings of Crossing Country Morgage, Henry Pizzo, Jessica Allen, Joan Flynn, Joy Munoz, Nell Johanson, Luke McArdle

Team LUX attended NSAR'S 2019 June Event & Expo & Participates in Building Beds for the Bed for Every Child Program

The North Shore Association of REALTORS'® (NSAR) 2019 June Education Event & Expo: Making Home Buying Smarter was held at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA. This year's event was a phenomenal day of learning, growing, and connecting with over 200 NSAR REALTORS® and affiliates in attendance. Following the June Education Event & Expo, volunteers headed out to the Danversport's event tent to participate in the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ Build a Bed Program. The 13 beds built will be delivered to children on the North Shore who are experiencing housing insecurity or emerging from homelessness. 

LUX Realty North Shore recently welcomed REALTOR®, Nicole Reid to our team.

REALTOR® NICOLE (EAGER) REID JOINS LUX REALTY NORTH SHORE

Nicole’s passion is helping clients buy or sell real estate throughout the beautiful North Shore. As a full-service REALTOR®, Nicole is committed to ensuring a smooth and enjoyable transaction for all parties. She’s a natural in the business with over 20 years in customer service.

Broker-Owner Henry Pizzo says, “Nicole is so good-natured and has a wonderful talent for impacting people’s lives in a positive way. We are thrilled to have Nicole with us. Her people skills have provided her with a healthy sales portfolio. Both her clients and peers certainly can attest to her friendliness, compassion, competence, and organizational skills.”

Nicole, a Middleton native, and current Danvers resident offers, “I am a people person. So, one of my greatest strengths is my ability to connect with people. I work hard to make sure that all parties feel that the sale is fair.” Nicole adds, “Making the move to LUX Realty North Shore was natural as I enjoy the energy and the close-knit feel throughout the company.”

When Nicole is not working, she enjoys volunteering with the Danvers Garden Club performing Garden Therapy at local nursing homes. Another favorite pastime is exploring the beauty of the North Shore by land and by sea with her husband and son.

LUX Realty North Shore is an independent real estate agency providing client-focused real estate services to the North Shore and Cape Ann communities.  LUX Realty is located at 30 West Street, Beverly Farms, MA 01915, 978.922.1000 and 9 Dane Street, Beverly, MA 01915 978.927.4000. www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com

Broker/Owner Henry Pizzo sits down and talks to Fox News about Open House Safety

As the Spring Real Estate Market heats up, Fox News sat down with Broker/Owner Henry Pizzo at their 9 Dane Street office to talk about Open House Safety.

Most people attending open houses are there to view the house, however, there are on occasion people who attend an open house with the intention of looking for prescription drugs or even money. If your house is on the market, that means you are trying to move.                    So, start packing!

To thwart those who may have malicious intentions:

-Collect all prescription drugs

-Collect all valuables- jewelry, checkbooks, passports, important documents, etc.

Either lock them in a safe or take them with you when you leave for the open house. This is the best way to ensure your important items are safe.

To watch the interview please click here!

Broker/Owner Henry Pizzo talks to Fox News