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Man Charged in New Jersey Apartment Fire That Destroyed Three Buildings

A 19-year-old has been charged with setting his former New Jersey home ablaze, leaving four firefighters hurt, three buildings destroyed and 20 residents displaced. The Jersey Journal reports a criminal complaint says Matthew Nathan was arrested Sunday afternoon and faces charges …

New Jersey Shore Town Still Considering Settlement for Gay Ex-Officer

Officials in a Jersey shore town say they need more time to consider a proposed $369,000 settlement with a gay former police officer who filed a discrimination lawsuit. The Press of Atlantic City reports the Cape May City Council was …

Massachusetts’ The Hanover Insurance Group Hires Farber

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc., a Worcester, Mass. based holding company for several property and casualty insurance companies, has appointed Jeffrey M. Farber as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Farber succeeds Eugene M. Bullis, who has served as …

Coface Appoints Murer as New Jersey Based CEO of North America

Coface, a French trade credit insurer, has appointed Fredrik Murer as CEO of its North America region, which is headquartered in East Windsor, New Jersey. In his new role, Murer will report to Group CEO Xavier Durand. Murer is replacing …

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Remove Asbestos from New York Factory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to stop the potential spread of asbestos at the former Arkell and Smiths Sack Co. facility in Canajoharie, N.Y. Exposure to asbestos can lead to lung cancer and mesothelioma. “At the request …

New Jersey Homeland Security Monitoring Special Events After Bombing

New Jersey’s Homeland Security Preparedness Office is asking officials to tell it when there are special events in their towns. The request comes after a pipe bomb exploded before the start of a charity race in Seaside Park on Saturday. …

John Hancock Names Watters a Director

The Board of Directors of the John Hancock Life Insurance Company has elected Linda A. Watters as a director at its recent board meeting. John Hancock is the Boston, Mass., headquartered U.S. division of Manulife Financial of Toronto. Watters has served …

NSI Insurance Group Acquires New York Based KMH Insurance Services

NSI Insurance Group, a Miami Lakes, Florida, based privately held insurance agency, has acquired KMH Insurance Services, a New York based specialty insurance broker focused on serving marine and equine customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. KMH president …

Peer-to-Peer Personal Lines Insurer Lemonade Opens for Business in New York

Peer-to-peer insurance startup Lemonade is open for business in New York, nine months after the startup’s debut and initial venture funding announcement. The New York-based company, which its founders promise will reinvent the insurance business model and make insurance a …

19 Insurance Firms to Support Homeless Youth in Covenant House New York Event

On September 23, 109 individuals from 19 different insurance companies in the tri-state area are participating in the Sleep Out (Re)insurance Edition to support homeless youth served by Covenant House, a New York headquartered, privately funded charity that seeks to …

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