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Thursday, 19 January 2017 23:11

Body Shop Manager John Constantino Honored for his Leadership

Written by Joyce Venezia Suss for the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

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John Constantino, vice president and office manager for Clove Auto Body, Port Richmond, is being honored with a Louis R. Miller Award. (Photo courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce/Steve White)


In 1994, John Constantino left behind a career on Wall Street and returned to Staten Island to take over the family business after the premature death of his father. In the process, he also became an active leader and supportive colleague to other Staten Island business owners.

Thursday, 19 January 2017 18:47

PA's Annie Michalski is CREF Student of the Year

Written by Harry Funk, Observer Reporter

Annie Michalski CREF Student 2017
Photo credit: Harry Funk


Move over, Mona Vito.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 21:43

2-Alarm Fire Burns through Auto Body Shop in Piscataway, NJ

Written by Kenneth Simmons, TAP into Piscataway

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2-Alarm Fire Burns through Auto Body Shop in Piscataway (Photo credit: John Michael Romano)


A two alarm fire broke out in the Able Auto Body shop on New Market Road in Piscataway, NJ at about 7:30 pm on January 9.

Friday, 13 January 2017 19:13

Hazleton, PA Police Seek Info on Auto Parts Dumper

Written by Staff Reports, Standard-Speaker

Hazleton, PA police are asking the public for help as they track down a man who illegally dumped waste in November.

Billy Walkowiak, president and founder of Collison Safety Consultants, has announced the opening of his fourth associate location, which will be the company’s fifth location in total.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 23:48

NJ Tow Truck Chase Driver Was Freed In Car, Tomahawk Thefts

Written by Jerry DeMarco, Hackensack Daily Voice


A police chase started in East Rutherford and ended in New York. (Credit: Suffern Police Department)


An ex-con arrested after damaging three police cars in a stolen tow truck during a chase up Route 17 on January 2 had been freed after Hackensack police said he stole a car on New Year's Eve and a tomahawk from a famed statue at the public library nine days earlier, Daily Voice has learned.

Monday, 09 January 2017 18:17

Carubba Collision Opens Two New Shops in NY

Carubba Ribbon Cutting Horseheads

(From L to R) Town Councilman Don Fischer, County Legislator Peggy Woodard, Town Supervisor Mike Edwards, Carubba Collision Corp. President Joe Carubba and Carubba Collision General Mgr. Yves Pierre–Louis


Joseph Carubba, president and CEO of Carubba Collision Corp., along with Town of Horseheads Supervisor Michael W. Edwards held the Official Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their new Chemung County, New York, Carubba Collision shop, located at 131 Philo W Rd. in Horseheads, NY.

Thursday, 05 January 2017 17:22

Despite Two Changes of Owners, Burned Auto Shop in NY Remains Untouched

Written by Don Lehman, The Post Star

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The remnants of Ridge Road Car Care on Ridge Road in Queensbury, as seen last year.
Photo credit: The Post Star


The Ridge Road property that includes the charred remnants of an auto body shop has been sold for the second time in two months, and the new owner has met with town officials in recent weeks to discuss a cleanup of the site.

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Michael Patenaude, PPG regional sales manager, accepts the Sponsor of the Year award from SCC chapter director Cheryl LaPrade.


The New Hampshire chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) honored PPG by naming it the organization’s Sponsor of the Year for 2016.

H&V Collision Center, the largest independent and family-owned collision repair company in the Capital Region, was recently recognized by Rensselaer County and the City of Troy for donations to veteran causes.

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