State hopes to return unclaimed accounts, property to owners

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State hopes to return unclaimed accounts, property to owners

Published 6:29 pm, Sunday, September 10, 201

 

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg is hoping to return more than 46,000 properties — from forgotten savings accounts to the contents of unattended safe deposit boxes — to their rightful owners.

Goldberg said the properties are worth millions of dollars to individuals and businesses throughout the state, including the band New Kids on the Block and members Jordan Knight and Danny Wood.

This newly released list includes only individuals and businesses with unclaimed property over $100. The properties can also include forgotten checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds and stocks and dividends.

The Democratic treasurer said accounts are considered abandoned and are turned over to the state after three years of inactivity. Last year the state returned over $114 million in property.

The list can be found at https://www.findmassmoney.com/ .

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New Kids on the Block members among those with unclaimed property

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New Kids on the Block members among those with unclaimed property

Jordan Knight and Danny Wood among names on new list

New Kids stars can go ‘Step by Step’ for unclaimed property

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New Kids stars can go ‘Step by Step’ for unclaimed property

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COME COLLECT: Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, of the boy band New Kids on the Block, are among those with unclaimed property being held by the state Treasurer’s office. ‘We have the right stuff to get you what’s rightfully yours,’ quipped Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg in a press release.

You got the right stuff, baby. And by “right stuff,” the state treasury means unclaimed property belonging to New Kids on the Block legends Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, plus tens of thousands of others.

According to the treasurer’s office, the boy band itself — identified as NKOTB Inc. — is owed at least $5 each in dividends and stock from MetLife.

Knight, meanwhile, is owed insurance proceeds from Lincoln Benefit Life and other property from EMC Corp.

“To the New Kids on the Block, you got it, unclaimed property that is. We have the right stuff to get you what’s rightfully yours,” Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg said in a statement. “Call our office and begin the claims process today.”

There are more than 46,000 newly added unclaimed properties, the treasury said in a statement yesterday, including contents of forgotten safety deposit boxes and money in ignored bank accounts.

The unclaimed property is worth millions of dollars, and $114 million has been returned to the rightful owners, the treasury said.

To check if you have unclaimed property, go to http://www.findmassmoney.com.

NKOTB members among those owed cash, Treasury says

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NKOTB members among those owed cash, Treasury says

Jordan Graham Friday, September 08, 2017

You got the right stuff, baby. And by “right stuff,” the state treasury means unclaimed property belonging to New Kids on the Block legends Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, plus tens of thousands of others.

According the the Treasurer’s office, the boy band itself, identified as NKOTB Inc., in records, is owed at least $5 each in dividends and stocks from MetLife.

Knight is owed insurance proceeds from Lincoln Benefit Life and other property from EMC Corp.

There are more than 46,000 newly added unclaimed properties, the Treasury said in a statement today, including contents of forgotten safety deposit boxes and money in ignored bank accounts.

The unclaimed property is worth millions of dollars, and $114 million has been returned to the rightful owners, the Treasury said.

To check if you have unclaimed property, go to www.findmassmoney.com

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2017/09/nkotb_members_among_those_owed_cash_treasury_says

NKOTB members on state’s newest list of unclaimed property

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NKOTB members on state’s newest list of unclaimed property

The latest grouping of names that have been added to the state’s list of unclaimed property owners includes members of the New Kids on the Block.

More than 46,000 new properties worth millions of dollars are owed to individuals and businesses throughout the commonwealth, including band members Jordan Knight and Danny Wood, treasurer Deb Goldberg said Friday.

“To the New Kids on the Block, you got it, unclaimed property that is. We have the right stuff to get you what’s rightfully yours,” said Goldberg. “Call our office and begin the claims process today.”

“My team is prepared to walk you through your claim step-by-step,” said Mark William Bracken, assistant treasurer and head of the Unclaimed Property Division. “We look forward to working with NKOTB and all the Massachusetts residents who have unclaimed property.”

Unclaimed property includes forgotten savings and checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and the contents of unattended safe deposit boxes.

Most accounts are considered abandoned and are turned over to the state after three years of inactivity.

Last year, the treasury returned more than $114 million in property to its rightful owners, making the Massachusetts the state to return the most money on a per-capita basis.

The newly-released list includes only individuals and businesses with unclaimed property over $100.

“If you don’t see your name in the paper this weekend, hang tough, as these are only the new names,” Goldberg said in a press release.

Click here to check the list or call 888-344-MASS (6277).

The treasury releases an updated list of unclaimed property assets every six months as the new accounts are turned over to the commonwealth.

There is no time limit for a person to claim this property, and in many cases, claimants will receive interest.

http://www.wcvb.com/article/tampa-bay-water-irma/12212650

New Kids on the Block Are Still Making Obscene Amounts of Money Rich Juzwiak

New Kids on the Block Are Still Making Obscene Amounts of Money

I remember scoffing upon the release of New Kids on the Block’s 1990 single “Games,” which opened with the the lines, “Somebody said somebody wouldn’t last too long / Somebody keeps going strong.” It seemed like a rather defensive missive from a group whose 15 minutes of fame were winding down. Well, they sure showed me!

According to a Billboard report, the New Kids’ most recent tour, Total Package, generated over $40 million in revenue. The tour wrapped July 15 in Hollywood, Florida, and featured the Kids performing alongside veteran acts Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men; it moved over half a million tickets across its 48 shows. That means an average of more than 10,000 people per venue showed up to watch these middle-aged men sing songs they’ve been singing since they were actual new kids.

Keep in mind, too, that the group has been reunited for almost 10 years at this point. Their 2008-10 tour, New Kids on the Block Live, generated over $35 million in revenue. Their 2011-12 NKOTBSB tour with Backstreet Boys did over $40 million in 2011 alone. Guess what their 2013 tour did? You’re right, $31.4 million. How about 2015? Another $26.1 million.

By now the novelty of their reunion has worn off—they’ve been reunited for almost as long as they were together in the first place (1984-1994). People are just really into seeing the New Kids. Over and over. Until someone dies. And even then, they’ll probably still show up until all of us are dead. And then there will be holograms both onstage and in the audience. They used to say that two things will survive the nuclear holocaust: cockroaches and Cher. Well, they didn’t take the remarkable staying power of the New Kids into consideration, now did they?

Let this be a lesson: Never let them call you a has-been, or at the very least, don’t believe them if they do. If the New Kids can come back to such roaring success after being a collective punchline for over a decade, it seems like most anyone can.

Jenny McCarthy Sends Husband Donnie Wahlberg a Sweet Birthday Message: ‘You Are My Superman’

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Jenny McCarthy Sends Husband Donnie Wahlberg a Sweet Birthday Message: ‘You Are My Superman’

Jenny McCarthy is beyond grateful for Donnie Wahlberg!
The 44-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday to send her husband a sweet message on his 48th birthday.
“To my sun and stars… you are my superman, my oxygen, my teacher, my future, & my one and only ❤️. This world is a better place because of you and I am so honored to grow younger with you through the years. Happy Birthday @donniewahlberg ❤️😍😘,” McCarthy wrote alongside a black-and-white pic of the two.

The couple tied the knot in 2014 and have been nothing but supportive of one another. ET spoke with the lovebirds in July, where McCarthy opened up about never losing faith in finding the one.
“For five years I went without a real relationship and I just kept saying, ‘The one will come. The one will come,’ and boom, he came into my life,” she told ET. “I wasn’t sure in the beginning. Donnie was a guest on my talk show and I [thought,] ‘He’s smart, he’s funny,’ and then by the second month I knew I was in love with him. We FaceTimed at least 17 times a day. And, every single night we’re apart, we FaceTime sleeping the entire night. I sleep next to the phone and he sleeps and we wake up like that.”
Hear what Wahlberg had to say in response in the video below.

Jenny McCarthy surprises Donnie Wahlberg with charity donation on his birthday

Jenny McCarthy surprises Donnie Wahlberg with charity donation on his birthday

“The world is a better place because of you,” the star said. “Happy birthday @donniewahlberg.”

Aug. 18 (UPI) — Jenny McCarthy surprised Donnie Wahlberg on his 48th birthday by making a donation to charity.

The 44-year-old television personality dedicated a sweet post to Wahlberg on Thursday after helping raise $10,000 for charity in his name.

“To my sun and stars… you are my superman, my oxygen, my teacher, my future, & my one and only,” McCarthy captioned a photo of herself with the Wahlburgers star.

“This world is a better place because of you and I am so honored to grow younger with you through the years. Happy Birthday @donniewahlberg,” she added.

McCarthy and dozens of fans surprised Wahlberg by giving $10,673 to McCarthy’s Generation Rescue organization for children with autism and the Remember Betty charity for breast cancer patients and survivors.

“So #Thankful to the greatest fans on the planet. Your love, support & generosity continue to amaze me. I love you!” Wahlberg tweeted.

“What’s better than birthday balloons on @twitter? Reading thousands of birthdays message from all of you! It is so appreciated. #Thankful,” he later added.

Donnie Wahlberg Surprises Fan With a FaceTime Call — See the Awesome Moment!

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Donnie Wahlberg Surprises Fan With a FaceTime Call — See the Awesome Moment!

By 8:15 PM PDT, August 3, 2017

The New Kids on the Block singer surprised a young man with a FaceTime call after he didn’t believe his mother and uncle met him at one of his Wahlburgers resturants on Wednesday.
“This guy Nate didn’t believe his mom and uncle were meeting me at @Wahlburgers, so I facetimed him on her phone to prove it — his reaction was everything! Nice to meet you too Nate! Good luck at grad school!” Wahlberg, 47, wrote on Instagram alongside a screenshot of the call.
The picture shows the Blue Bloods star smiling as Nate is covering his mouth in disbelief.
Wahlberg is known for being great to fans. Last month, after dining at a Waffle House in Charlotte, North Carolina, the singer tipped $2,000 on an $82 meal, saying “when the staff treats me like a king, you better believe I treat them like queens!”

EXCLUSIVE: NKOTB Dish on Diet ‘Slip-Ups’, Restaurateur Dreams & Cooking for Their Wives!

By 12:30 PM PDT, August 23, 2017

Members of New Kids on the Block make a cameo on this week’s Wahlburgersand in ET’s exclusive preview of the A&E series, burgers aren’t the only thing Donnie Wahlberg’s cooking up. With the restaurant chain founded by Wahlberg and his brothers — actor Mark and chef Paul — continuing to expand, the Blue Bloods star enlists bandmate Danny Wood to help him convince Joey McIntyre to incorporate Wahlburgers gear on the boy band’s Total Package Tour.

“Majority wins in the New Kids — Knight brothers have no say,” Wahlberg jokes, about his mission to get Wood and McIntyre on board with his product placement mission.

The double episode also sees the company on the verge of closing a deal to open hundreds of more locations in the Asia Pacific — a true Wahlburgerstakeover!

But Donnie isn’t the only one in NKOTB whose love for food has helped create precious family memories and ignite major business and lifestyle choices. Whether it’s teaching their kids about the importance of giving back to the needy, losing more than 30 pounds from a diet change or bringing a hip, new eatery to their local neighborhood, see how Donnie’s bandmates have also become empowered by food below.

THE RESTAURATEUR: JORDAN KNIGHT

If there’s one thing Jordan Knight has learned from more than 30 years in entertainment, it’s that timing is everything.“It’s like when the New Kids reunited — it felt perfect,” he tells ET. “If it had happened 10 or even five years earlier it wouldn’t have worked as well as it did. You have to make sure that the timing feels right.”

That’s exactly how Knight felt when he discovered that the team at Abbey Park — a local restaurant that he and his wife, Evelyn, and sons, Dante and Eric, have frequented for years — was opening up an Italian eatery at a revamped movie theater in the Boston neighborhood of Milton, where he has lived for 20 years.

While he never envisioned entering the restaurant business, the 47-year-old singer-songwriter signed on as an investor in Novara and says the first 18 months have been “amazing.”

“It was something our town really needed, so everybody responded well,” he says, adding that he’s thankful for the hordes of Blockheads who flocked to the restaurant following the group’s recent concert at Fenway Park. “People in the suburbs no longer have to go downtown; they can go to Milton and get a good experience. It feels awesome to go down to the restaurant, walk in and go, ‘This is something I helped create for my town.’”

Jordan Knight with Novara chef Tony DeRienzo.

Photo: Novara / Anna Ivanonva Photography

Knight jokes that he gets “all the good stuff” out of being a restaurant owner — attending tastings and eating there frequently, as opposed to “doing spreadsheets and setting up tables.”

And maybe it’s a good thing he’s not doing hard yards in the kitchen, since the “Let’s Go Higher” crooner admits he’s not the greatest at following recipes!

“I don’t put recipes together, I’m just not good at it,” confesses Knight, who’s also contemplating working on new solo music — again, once the timing feels right. “But I cook on the grill! Yesterday, I cooked steak and chicken on the grill.”

There is one specialty he can whip up for Evelyn and his teenage boys, though.

“My wife taught me how to cook pork chops and potato salad, Caribbean style — frying the chops up,” he shares. “But we’re a little older now and try to stay away from fried food, so I don’t do it as much. So, old man — gotta watch what we eat!”

Luckily, Knight also owns a gym in Rhode Island, where he can work off any fried indulgences. However, these days he’s more likely to be found at Novara, enjoying appetizers like chicken parmesan meatballs and “scrumptious” cauliflower fritters, which are perfect for vegetarians like his brother and bandmate, Jon.

As for Knight’s recommended cocktail? We’re guessing it’s the fig-and-black cherry bourbon concoction called New Fig on the Block!

THE DAD CHEF: DANNY WOOD

Having just sent one of his daughters off to college, there’s no doubt Danny Wood’s girl will be missing her dad’s homecooked meals! As a solo dad, Wood appears to be a culinary king, whipping up all kinds of deliciousness for his daughters, Chance and Vega, and son, Daniel. A master on the grill, he often shares his barbeque fun on Instagram.

“Always grilling at The Wood House! BBQ chicken, shishito peppers, and sautéed green beans!” he captioned one snap.

But it’s not just grilling that Wood’s a whiz at. Let’s just say we totally want an invite to the singer’s place for Thanksgiving — check out the amazing spread he put out last year:

The 48-year-old musician has also enjoyed cooking up fresh veggies from fellow New Kid Jonathan Knight’s farm, like a bunch of beets his bandmate kindly boxed up and sent to him.

“This is what you call ‘love’, my brother @jonathanrknight sending me beets straight off The Dark Knight Farm!” Wood shared after receiving the tasty package.

And Wood doesn’t just cook — he also bakes! He recently shared how the family tradition is being passed onto his daughters, by posting a snap of a yummy coffee cake.

“The Wood tradition is passed on! So proud of my daughter Vega! She has mastered Nana’s @rememberbetty #coffeecake recipe!” he wrote.

THE VEGETARIAN: JONATHAN KNIGHT

Jonathan Knight never imagined one simple diet change would transform his life, but after becoming a vegetarian in 2015, the 48-year-old singer not only shed more than 30 pounds, but also shed longtime digestive problems. “It’s funny because when I come back to New York, everybody’s like, ‘You got so skinny!’” laughs Knight. “It’s been amazing — I planted so many vegetables last year and it’s so satisfying growing your own vegetables, picking them and cooking them. I’m so glad I bought acreage and decided to get down with the earth!”

The dietary change came amid Knight’s transition to farm life, after purchasing land in Massachusetts and becoming disturbed while researching farming practices.

While chicken was one of the hardest meats to give up, Knight now has pet chickens and ducks that he loves dearly and even misses while on tour. “They follow me around the yard, they’re so cute,” he tells ET. “They’re my pets, so I couldn’t imagine eating them or any of their relatives.”

Knight’s fiancé, Harley Rodriguez, also became a vegetarian, and while his bandmates are all meat-eaters and life on the road can be difficult — “I’ll admit I’ve had slip-ups along the way,” he says — Knight has learned to be more prepared while traveling and says the group’s recent Total Package Tour was made easier by a chef cooking amazing vegetarian meals.

Several members of the tour entourage even gave vegetarianism a try, but Knight notes he doesn’t have a problem with his bandmates eating meat.

“Each to their own,” he says. “This is what I choose and they respect that — just like my brother has a restaurant which serves meat and Donnie has a burger restaurant and I respect that. I’m glad that Wahlburgers has a meatless version of a burger, though. They have an amazing Portobello mushroom burger and every time we’re in a town with a Wahlburgers, Donnie has some sent over and always gets me a Portobello burger. And my brother told me the other day that they just started getting a couple of vegetarian options added to their menu.”

Knight himself has contemplated investing in a vegetarian restaurant, but for now is lapping up the endless options in New York City, where he splits his time, and loves discovering new places while on the road, like his favorite Los Angeles spot, Crossroads Kitchen.

“I took my brother there and we had chicken parmigiana, but it wasn’t real chicken and he was like, ‘This is so good!’” he says. “That’s one of the best things — bringing people who have never had a [vegan meal] to a restaurant, ordering a bunch of stuff and seeing their reaction.”

THE FAMILY FOODIE: JOEY McINTYRE

Whether it’s charity work with his three kids, digging into crawfish or enjoying ice cream on a summer’s day, Joey McIntyre has created precious memories with his family — and they usually include food!

During the Total Package Tour, the 44-year-old crooner enjoyed quality time with his eldest son, Griffin, like simple hotel hangs with generous servings of room service.

“#roomservice with the big guy, #GriffyMac!” the Return of the Mac starcaptioned a pic of the cutie posing with a breakfast spread.

In New Orleans, the musician and actor chowed down on boiled crawfish with the trio, while on St. Patrick’s Day, the family enjoyed a feast courtesy of McIntyre’s wife, Barrett.

“Joe loves food,” says Jon. “He was one of the people on tour who tried not eating meat. He went a few weeks and I was so proud of him.”

The doting dad has also used food to help teach his children about the importance of giving back. The youngsters were recently snapped making sandwiches for locals in need of meals.

“The Mac Kids are making sandwich for the #hungry in #losangeles #FoodNotFear,” McIntyre wrote alongside an adorable photo of the trio lined up making sandwiches. “My friend Nate Corddry and company came up with this simple idea. Feels good to make an impact one sandwich at a time #madewithlove.”

Naturally, all meals must end in dessert — preferably ice cream, like the soft serves McIntyre recently enjoyed with his cute “girlie” Kira.