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Plunging Temperatures in Northeast Lead to Icy Conditions Following Storm

Concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the Northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow. Tuesday’s powerful nor’easter paralyzed much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor, but fell short of the …

PIACT Names Frascarelli Professional Agent of the Year

At the recent Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut (PIACT) annual business meeting, Peter Frascarelli, CPIA, of the Peter M. Bakker Agency of Avon, Conn., was named Professional Agent of the Year. Frascarelli is the Chief Operating Officer of Bakker Agency …

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Offers Advice for Winter Storm Damage

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller is offering tips to consumers whose home or automobile may have sustained damage from this week’s winter storm, according to a press release issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance. “Most standard homeowners’ insurance policies …

Pennsylvania-Headquartered Cohen & Grigsby Hires Anderson as a Director

Cohen & Grigsby P.C., a law firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Penn., has hired Roberta D. Anderson as a director. Anderson’s practice is concentrated on insurance recovery and emerging cybersecurity and data privacy-related issues, including security incident planning and breach response. …

China’s Anbang Insurance Group Denies Report of Kushner Property Investment

China’s Anbang Insurance Group said it is not investing in a flagship Manhattan office tower owned by the family of Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. Anbang Insurance Group was named in a Bloomberg report on Monday as a possible …

Fire Destroys 10 Businesses in Massachusetts Shopping Plaza

A fire has destroyed several businesses in a Framingham, Mass., shopping plaza. The fire started around 2 a.m. Saturday at the Old Path Village Complex. Authorities say the blaze was difficult to combat and fast-moving because of strong winds and …

Fire Marshal Says Pennsylvania Lumber Mill Suffered at Least $7M in Damage

A fire at a hardwoods lumber mill in north-central Pennsylvania has caused $7 million to $10 million in damage. That’s the assessment of the state police fire marshal investigating early Saturday’s fire at Emporium Hardwoods in Shippen Township. That’s in …

Two Ex-Penn State Officials Plead Guilty in Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Two former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday, more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach …

New Jersey Hotel Manager Stole More Than $1M From His Boss

A hotel manager stands accused of stealing more than $1 million from his boss, including draining a $600,000 insurance annuity belonging to the victim. State authorities say Vikas Mehta was recently indicted on charges of identity theft, money laundering, theft …

Homeowners Insurance Increase Denied by Delaware Insurance Commissioner

A request by Windsor-Mount Joy Mutual Insurance Company (WNMJ) to increase insurance rates on more than 2,000 manufactured housing policyholders in Delaware by 20%-30% has been denied by Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro, according to a press release issued by …

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