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Grady Named President of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group

W. R. Berkley Corporation named Susan N. Grady president of Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group (BMAG). The appointment is effective immediately. She succeeds Kevin W. Nattrass, who will assume the position of chairman during the transition and will continue to work with …

Brooklyn Tenants Suing Landlord

Some Brooklyn, N.Y., tenants claim their landlord is trying to force them out to collect higher rents from a more affluent clientele. Tenants of Homewood Gardens Estates in the Prospect Lefferts Garden neighborhood have filed a federal lawsuit against the …

New Jersey Resident’s Not Happy With Sandy Recovery Effort

A new poll finds New Jerseyans are souring on how the state is handling Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll out Wednesday found public satisfaction with the recovery effort has dropped below 50 percent for the …

Massachusetts Hospital Doctors Settle Med Mal Suit for $4.5M

Two Massachusetts General Hospital doctors have agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a malpractice lawsuit brought by the family of a Plymouth woman died at the hospital. Benjamin Novotny, a lawyer for the family of Geraldine Moran, 62 when …

New York Senator Pushes FEMA to OK $6.7M for Troy Seawall

New York Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to approve $6.7 million for repairs to the city of Troy’s seawall. The seawall was damaged in 2011 by floods from Tropical Storm Irene. Schumer’s office says …

Unregistered Superstorm Sandy Charity Distributes Money

A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has started distributing money nearly a year after a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation handed out $225,000 to four charitable organizations in New Jersey and …

Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Moves to Pennsylvania

The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation announced that, as of April 15, 2014, its office will officially relocate from Columbus, Ohio, to Malvern, Pa. In 2012, The Griffith Foundation affiliated with The Institutes, an insurance education provider based in Malvern. By …

Most Sandy Housing Aid Going to Ocean County Residents

Records show more than 60 percent of Superstorm Sandy state housing assistance is going to homeowners in Ocean County, N.J. Nearly $14 million of the $23 million spent on the Sandy Housing Rental Assistance Program has helped 5,137 Ocean County …

Residents Brainstorm Sandy Stormproofing Ideas

While scientists, politicians and engineers ponder ways to better protect New Jersey from storms like Superstorm Sandy, some of the best ideas are coming from those who suffered the most. As the second summer after Sandy approaches, several of the …

Connecticut Residents Worry About Health After Tire Warehouse Fire

A tire fire in Torrington, Conn., that stopped burning more than a week ago has led to health concerns among local residents. The Toce Brothers Co. warehouse fire began April 3 and was extinguished the next day. Water from fire …

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