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Pennsylvania’s The Beacon Group Announces Senior-Level Promotions

The Beacon Group of Companies, an independent financial services firm, has announced senior-level promotions within its Institutional Retirement Plan Practice. Mark W. Schatzel has been promoted to the role of managing director of retirement plan sales and services. Schatzel will …

Bus Hits Overpass at Newark Penn Station, Dozens Injured

A bus hit an overpass at Newark’s Penn Station, peeling back part of its roof and injuring dozens of passengers. Officials say about 50 people were on the bus, which was headed to New Jersey from Washington, when it hit …

Officials Say Underground Fire at Pennsylvania Glass Plant May Be Spreading

Officials fear that an underground coal refuse fire at the site of a soon-to-be-shuttered glass factory in western Pennsylvania may be spreading. Workers say fire was seen shooting up through the ground behind the Pittsburgh Glass Works plant in East …

Virginia Forms Task Force to Block Worker Misclassification

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed an executive order establishing a task force to come up with a plan to prevent worker misclassification and payroll fraud. The state estimates that the misclassification of employees as independent contractors costs Virginia as …

School Bus Overturns on New Jersey Turnpike, 36 People Hurt

Officials say a school bus taking families home from a picnic crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike, sending dozens of people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says the bus was returning to Newark from his …

New Hampshire Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Employer of $70K

A New Hampshire woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for defrauding her Vermont employer of more than $70,000. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 29-year-old Katie Stygles was sentenced after she pleaded guilty to credit card fraud. Court …

A.M. Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of Bunker Hill Insurance Group Members

A.M. Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) to a- from bbb for the members of Bunker Hill Insurance Group. The outlook of the Long-Term …

With Pot Shops Opening Soon, Massachusetts Warns About Driving High

In anticipation of the first recreational marijuana stores opening within Massachusetts in the coming weeks, state officials Wednesday stepped up warnings to motorists about the risks of driving while stoned. A new public education and enforcement campaign announced by Republican …

Massachusetts Town Condemns More Buildings After Tornado

Two more buildings damaged when a tornado tore through a Massachusetts town last weekend have been condemned. The Telegram & Gazette reports that two buildings in Webster were demolished Saturday soon after the storm hit. Residents of another condemned apartment …

Study Finds Massachusetts Workers in Dangerous Jobs More Prone to Overdoses

A study has found that construction workers are six times more likely to die from opioid overdoses than all other occupations in Massachusetts. The state Department of Public Health reported Wednesday there were more than 1,000 opioid-related deaths among construction …

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