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New Jersey Plans 700 Post-Sandy Home Buyouts

New Jersey has identified nearly 700 homes it plans to buy and demolish as part of an effort to move people out of flood prone areas. But most of the homes targeted for acquisition and demolition are in areas away …

Rocker New York Cop Pleads Guilty to Fraud

A former police officer accused of rocking out on stage as the lead singer of a metal band called Cousin Sleaze while he claimed he couldn’t work because of an arm injury pleaded guilty to fraud on Tuesday. Christopher Inserra …

Owner of Boston Brownstone Sues Welders After Deadly Blaze

The owner of a Massachusetts brownstone where two firefighters were killed in a wind-fueled fire has filed a civil lawsuit alleging negligence by welders working next door. The Boston Herald reported Tuesday that the lawsuit was filed this month by …

New York Hospital Bans E-Cigarettes After Fire

A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices. Syracuse Fire Department officials say the exact cause …

Vermont Sex Abuse Victim Awarded $35M

A Vermont jury has award the victim of a sexual abuse $35 million. A Vermont civil court jury on Friday returned the judgment against Scott Isaacson, of Hyannis, Mass., after finding he abused the now 24-year-old woman during trips to …

Superstorm Sandy’s Impact on Small Businesses Still Felt

When suburban New York delicatessen owner P.J. Whelan heard the findings of a Federal Reserve Bank of New York poll released Monday on Superstorm Sandy’s effect on small businesses, he began nodding in agreement. “They got those numbers right,” the …

Connecticut School Changes Traffic Pattern After Fatal Accident

Officials at a Connecticut school complex are implementing a new traffic pattern in response to the death of a teacher after an accident last month. The new pattern at RHAM High School and Middle School in Hebron is set to …

6 Accused of Staging Accidents in New Jersey to Collect Insurance

State authorities say six Passaic County, N.J., residents played roles in a staged automobile accident scheme that defrauded two insurance companies out of more than $78,000. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced the charges Monday. He said five of …

Rhode Island Residents Want Grants to Elevate Homes

Some Rhode Island residents are seeking federal grant money to help pay for elevating their homes to reduce the risk of flooding – and avoid spikes in flood insurance rates. Seven homeowners in Barrington who want to elevate their homes …

Speed Cameras Endorsed by Nassau County Officials

Officials in Long Island’s Nassau County have formally asked for state permission to install up to 56 speed cameras in school zones. The County Legislature unanimously supported the speed camera resolution Thursday. State lawmakers have the final say on whether …

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