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Thursday, 10 May 2018 23:14

Jerome Ave. Auto Firms in NY Say City’s Relocation Fund Is too Small

Written by Sadef Ali Kully,

Amid an uproar among Bronx, NY, automotive businesses, the city’s Department of Small Business Services announced the availability of financial assistance for the auto body shops that might be forced to relocate after the City Council passed a rezoning for the Jerome Avenue corridor in April.

Monday, 07 May 2018 21:04

Aftermarket Parts Legislation Could Impact RI Auto Insurance Rates

Written by Staff, Claims Journal

According to a newly released research brief by the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), the negative impacts of 20 pieces of legislation promoted by the Auto Body Association of Rhode Island (ABARI) that have become law since 2003 and the new ABARI-supported legislation (H-8013, S-2679) would micromanage the claims process by banning the use of high-quality aftermarket parts for collision repairs. 


JN Phillips Auto Glass recently announced its continued growth in the Northern New England market through the acquisition of Car Glass of New England

Friday, 04 May 2018 19:59

Brick, NJ, Cops Nab Suspect for Stealing Car From Auto Body Shop

Written by Daniel Nee, Brick Shorebeat

A Brick Township, NJ, police officer on patrol the night of April 29 stopped to help what appeared to be a disabled motorist. However, upon investigation the driver turned out to be a suspected car thief.

Balise Collision Repair in Rhode Island was named the 2017 Toyota Certified Collision “Shop of the Year” Triple Crown winner. 

Thursday, 03 May 2018 18:17

Auto Body Shop on Collision Course With Lynn, MA

Written by Gayla Cawley, The Daily Item/


The Zoning Board of Appeals was expected to vote May 1 on whether to allow an auto repair/auto body shop on Willow Street in Lynn, MA, but at the crux of the matter is whether that prior use on the property has been discontinued.

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