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The Concord Group Insurance Companies in New Hampshire Hires McCabe

The Concord Group Insurance Companies, a Concord, N.H.-based insurance carrier, has announced that Daniel L. McCabe has joined the senior leadership team as a vice president. “Dan will play an important role on our management team as we transition through …

Man Admits Role in Scheme to Stage Dozens of Crashes in Connecticut

A Haitian man has admitted in federal court he was involved in a scheme to stage dozens of car crashes in Connecticut and collected up to $30,000 per wreck by submitting bogus insurance claims. Jacques Fleurijeune, also known as “Magic,” …

EPIC Appoints O’Neil as Northeast Region President in New York

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., has appointed Thomas E. O’Neil as Northeast region president. O’Neil will relocate to New York City from EPIC’s headquarters …

Renaissance Alliance Acquires the Peter M. Bakker Agency of Connecticut

Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services, an independent insurance agency collaboration based in Wellesley, Mass., has announced its acquisition of the Peter M. Bakker Agency Inc. of Avon, Conn. The acquisition is set to create a Connecticut-based hub for Renaissance Alliance, furthering …

Pennsylvania’s Capital BlueCross Names Hubley as a Vice President

Capital BlueCross, a health solutions and insurance company headquartered in Harrisburg, Penn., has announced Susan Hubley as the company’s new vice president of corporate social responsibility. Hubley was most recently the director of community affairs at Highmark Blue Shield in …

Fire Destroys Virginia Tech Research Building, Estimated Damage up to $1.3M

Officials say a fire destroyed a research building at Virginia Tech. Media outlets report it happened at the Prices Fork Research Station on Sunday night. Bob Schubert, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ associate dean for research, says the …

State Officials Urge Residents to Avoid Driving as Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Plow trucks and shovelers in the Northeast attacked the region’s newest winter storm as fresh powder piled on top of ever-growing piles and whiteout conditions made roads unsafe, immobilizing millions of residents. Winter storm warnings were in effect from upstate …

Philadelphia Insurance Companies in Pennsylvania Promotes 5 Employees

Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), a commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance company for niche markets based in Bala Cynwyd, Penn., has promoted five employees to vice president. Yvonne Burgess, Michael Ricca and Chris Rosecrans are now vice presidents in the …

Families Beg to Close New Jersey Beach Where 3 Died as Sand Gave Way

Relatives of three people who died when the sand at a New Jersey beach gave way beneath their feet begged a judge to permanently close the beach, saying it’s only a matter of time before someone else dies there. Relatives …

Rolling Stone Defamation Case Over Rape Story Back in Virginia Court

Attorneys for Rolling Stone magazine are heading back to federal court to try to overturn a jury’s defamation verdict over its botched story “A Rape on Campus.” A judge is holding a hearing in Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday to consider …

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