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NYU’s Langone Medical Center to Get $1B in Sandy Aid

New York University’s Langone Medical Center is getting over $1 billion to repair damage from Sandy and protect against future storms. New York Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday that the “lump sum” has been authorized by the Federal Emergency Management …

U.S. Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Flood Claims Process After Sandy

A U.S. Senate committee today conducted a hearing titled “The Flood Insurance Claims Process in Communities After Sandy: Lessons Learned and Potential Improvements,” where lawmakers had a chance to listen to the insurance industry’s lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy and …

Penn. Public Utility Commission Schedules Uber, Lyft Hearings

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has set separate two-day hearings next month to consider permanent licenses for ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft. The PUC last week gave the San Francisco-based firms temporary permission to operate until their applications for permanent …

Heffernan’s New York Branch Hires Associate VP

Heffernan Insurance Brokers recently hired Patrick Rohan to join its New York office as an associate vice president. Rohan will focus on building the nonprofits and municipalities niche practices for Heffernan. Rohan is a former producer and account manager with …

Cleanup Continues After Tornado in Revere, Massachusetts

Some residents in the coastal city of Revere, Massachusetts, remained out of their damaged homes while others continued cleaning up Tuesday after a rare tornado that struck just north of Boston. Monday’s storm hit Revere, a coastal city of about …

Tornado Causes Extensive Damage in Coastal City of Revere, Mass.

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were …

New York Lawmakers Push for Airline Safety Devices

Two U.S. legislators urged the government to study whether American passenger jets should be equipped with devices protecting them against missiles like the one that brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine and projectiles fired near Tel Aviv’s airport. U.S. …

Mass. Auto Insurance Rates Climb Back Up Despite Deregulation

Auto insurance rates that fell sharply after deregulation in Massachusetts are climbing again. The Boston Globe reports that five years after Massachusetts began to allow insurers to set their own rates, the average premium was about the same as it …

Maine’s Cross Insurance Appoints VP of Personal Lines

Bangor, Maine-based Cross Insurance has appointed Laurie A. Noel as vice president of personal lines. Noel, whose primary responsibility is to focus on the profitability and growth of personal lines for the entire corporation, also serves as regional manager for …

Rhode Island Hospital to Pay $150K for Losing Personal Data

A Rhode Island hospital has agreed to pay $150,000 in Massachusetts after losing backup tapes that contained the personal information of more than 12,000 Massachusetts residents. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced the agreement with Women and Infants Hospital in …

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