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Phillies Fan Injured by Flying Hot Dog Launched by Phanatic

It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia. Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night’s Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out …

Boston Approves NuTonomy Self-Driving Car Testing Citywide

A self-driving car company is getting the green light to test its vehicles on a Colonial-era street network with a reputation for aggressive human drivers. Boston city officials announced Wednesday that they’ve granted permission to NuTonomy to test its autonomous …

Northern New England Storms Leave Many Without Power, Spark Tornado

More than 10,000 people were still without power Tuesday, a day after strong winds and rain from storms in northern New England sparked a tornado in New Hampshire and razed a historic barn in Vermont. Monday afternoon’s thunderstorms in New …

Alliant Employee Benefits Hires Phares in Virginia

Alliant Employee Benefits has hired Beth Phares as senior vice president. The Richmond, Va.-area consultant will work with clients throughout the Eastern region to deliver strategic employee benefits solutions that address both the physical and financial health of the organization. …

Postmates Wins New York Ruling Finding Couriers Not Employees

Postmates Inc.’s couriers aren’t employees, a New York state appeals court ruled in a decision that will fuel debate about the status of workers in the gig economy. The appeals court panel in a 3-2 decision on Thursday said a …

Connecticut’s Paragon Insurance Holdings Hires Fuller

Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC, a national, multi-line specialty managing general agency (MGA) based in Avon, Conn., has hired Tonya Fuller as vice president of its Winery and Brewery division. Additionally, Ashley Forslund has become a member of the Paragon team …

Alliant Employee Benefits Hires Kristofak in Virginia

Alliant Employee Benefits has hired Bob Kristofak. Kristofak is from the Richmond, Va.-area and will serve as Alliant Employee Benefits’ new senior vice president, working with a portfolio of clients to provide strategic employee benefits that reduce spending, increase performance …

Exxon Still Isn’t Complying With Climate Subpoenas, New York Says

Exxon Mobil Corp. is refusing to turn over documents crucial to New York’s investigation into whether the oil giant’s public statements about climate change misled investors, the state’s top lawyer said. Exxon hasn’t complied with subpoenas for cash-flow projections reflecting …

Boston to Sue Drug Companies Over Opioids Epidemic

Boston is retaining a law firm to sue pharmaceutical companies for damages from the deadly opioid epidemic. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh announced Tuesday he’s tapped Motley Rice and expects the South Carolina law firm will file litigation by the fall. …

The Hilb Group Adds Massachusetts’ BAR Insurance Brokerage

The Hilb Group LLC (THG) has added Needham, Mass.-based BAR Insurance Brokerage Inc. (BAR). The transaction became effective June 1, 2018. BAR is an employee benefits firm that provides a range of group benefits products and services to its customers. …

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