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Massachusetts Educators, Police to Discuss Campus Safety at Conference

Keeping students safe on college campuses is the focus of an upcoming conference in Massachusetts. The state Department of Higher Education says the gathering scheduled for Wednesday at the DCU Center in Worcester is expected to attract hundreds of officials …

Penn State and Insurer Settle Fight Over Payments to Sandusky Sex Abuse Victims

Penn State has settled a court fight with its insurer over payments to victims of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a case that revealed new allegations about how early late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno knew of …

Maine Headquartered MEMIC Promotes Meinke

The MEMIC Group, a Portland, Maine, headquartered workers’ compensation specialty insurer, has promoted Scott Meinke to executive underwriter for the Atlantic region. Meinke initially joined MEMIC in 2014 as a senior production underwriter, in which he worked to develop business …

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America Elects Costello to Executive Committee

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) has announced that John Costello has been elected as an at-large executive committee member. In this role, Costello will work to provide general direction and guidance as a member of the IIABA executive …

Trump Hotels Settles with New York Attorney General Over Data Breaches

Trump International Hotels Management LLC agreed to pay $50,000 to settle with New York State over data breaches that exposed 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal information, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Friday. The company, which …

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 …

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