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Popular Massachusetts Restaurant Destroyed by Fire

A fire has destroyed a popular restaurant in Massachusetts that just celebrated its 50th anniversary in business. Officials were called to Jamie’s Pub in Scituate, Mass., around 4:20 a.m. Sunday. Fire Chief John Murphy says it took about an hour …

Fire Destroys Historic Maine Building

Authorities in Maine say a fire has destroyed a historic building that once served as a Navy barracks in World War II. Crews responded to the fire at the Eastport building around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters contained the blaze after …

Connecticut Town Faces Federal Lawsuit After Extortion Conviction

A Connecticut man who claims to have tipped off the FBI about extortion from a zoning official has now filed a federal lawsuit against the town where he says it took place. WTNH-TV recently acquired a copy of the lawsuit …

Massachusetts’ Sullivan Insurance Group Hires Eisnor

Sullivan Insurance Group is continuing to grow its personal lines department with the addition of Shilo E. Eisnor. Eisnor has worked in the insurance industry for twenty years at several agencies, most recently at the Kaplansky Agency in Milford, Mass. …

Family to Get $4.8M in New Jersey Crash Involving ‘Melrose’ Actress

The family of a woman killed in a 2010 crash involving a “Melrose Place” actress will receive a $4.8 million settlement. NJ.com reports most of the money will come from the hosts of a party where actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer was …

CRC Group Hires Blair to Midtown Manhattan Office

CRC Group has hired Carol Blair as a professional lines broker for the CRC Midtown Manhattan office, effective October 1, 2017. Carol brings more than 16 years of experience in brokerage to CRC in professional risks in surplus lines. Her …

Connecticut Lawmakers Create ‘Insurance Company’ to Help Homeowners

Connecticut legislators are looking to help hundreds, if not thousands, of homeowners whose foundations are crumbling because of an iron sulfide found in the concrete by creating the state’s own insurance company. The newly minted state budget includes language establishing …

Maryland’s The Brethren Mutual Insurance Company Hires Glass

The Brethren Mutual Insurance Company has hired Bob Glass as its new director of underwriting. Glass brings more than 30 years of insurance experience in property and casualty underwriting, marketing and product development with Aetna Casualty & Surety Company, Travelers …

Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut Names Black PIA National Director

The Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut has named Jonathan T. Black of Fairfield, Conn., its PIA National Director. PIACT is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies and their employees throughout the state. Black owns Curtis-Black Insurance Associates LLC …

Breitstone Named CEO of Massachusetts Insurtech Company Goji

Peter Breitstone, a former senior executive at Insureon, Aon and Zurich, was named CEO of Goji, a Boston, Mass.-based, technology-enabled personal lines insurance distribution platform that matches high lifetime value preferred consumers with more than a dozen national insurance carriers. …

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