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Armed Robbery Suspect Who Fled Toward Town Dump Sought

Police in Massachusetts are searching for one of two suspects connected to an armed robbery that happened in Randolph. Locals spotted the getaway car, which had a smashed window, in a neighborhood. Read more here.

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Long Vacant Gas Station to Become an Auto Glass Shop

According to town records, a long-vacant former gas station in Milford, Massachusetts, may return to life as a new auto glass shop. Geara Realty Inc. applied for a special permit to open a vehicle repair business focusing on auto glass … Continue reading

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Safelite Grabs Yet another Auto Glass Firm

Safelite® Group has acquired the auto glass assets of New Hampshire-based Thompson Auto Glass. The companies completed the deal on January 5. “We’re privileged to be trusted with carrying on Thompson Auto Glass’s great local reputation for quality work and … Continue reading

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Driver Avoids Disaster after Canoe Hits Windshield

A pickup truck driver on I-95 in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, avoided a serious wreck after a canoe fell off another vehicle and struck his windshield. Read more here.

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U.S. Senators, NHTSA Clash Over Right to Repair

Massachusetts’ two U.S. Senators clashed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week over the federal agency’s letter to auto manufacturers regarding the state’s Right to Repair law. On June 15, Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren wrote … Continue reading

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U.S. Tells Automakers Not to Comply With Massachusetts Vehicle Data Law

U.S auto safety regulators told nearly two dozen major automakers on Tuesday not to comply with a Massachusetts vehicle telematics law, saying it poses significant safety concerns. Click here to read more.

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Massachusetts to Enforce Right to Repair

Massachusetts began enforcing its Right to Repair law on June 1. The state law, passed with overwhelming support by voter referendum in 2020, had been stymied ever since by federal litigation brought by an automaker-backed group. In a recent court … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Safety Bills Assigned to Joint Committee

Massachusetts legislation that would adopt the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS Standard) into state law has been assigned to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation. The identical bills, HD 181 introduced by Rep. Josh Cutler and SD 1686 introduced … Continue reading

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Progressive Avoids Declaratory Judgment in Class Action Lawsuit

A Massachusetts federal judge told Progressive Direct Insurance on March 10 that is now free and clear of declaratory relief sought by the plaintiff. Progressive was previously named in a class action lawsuit alleging breach of contract and more with … Continue reading

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Precise Calibration Measurements are Here to Stay

Crown Collision Solutions in Massachusetts recently used a “unique” procedure complete with specific floor targets to perform a 360 degree camera calibration on a Mazda CX-9 with a passenger-side mirror replacement. Operations manager Tom Johnson expects such procedures to increase … Continue reading

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One Sent to Hospital After Unsecured Load Crashes Through Windshield on Massachusetts Highway

The passenger of a sedan was hit by drywall that went through their vehicle’s windshield. The passenger was transported to Baystate Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Click here to read more.  

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Massachusetts Considers Auto Glass Safety Bill

The Massachusetts legislature Joint Committee on Transportation held a hearing on March 9 on legislation that would create state auto glass replacement safety standards. The bill, H. 4445, introduced by Representatives Josh Cutler and Kathleen LaNatra, defines “Aftermarket safety glass … Continue reading

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Weymouth Man Recalls Frightening Moment Tree Crashed Through Windshield

A Weymouth man says he’s lucky to be alive after a rotted tree snapped and crashed through his windshield as whipping winds moved through the Bay State. Click here to read more.  

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Windshield Crushed by Snow, Ice from Box Truck Along Route 24 in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts driver says her windshield was crushed by a slab of ice and snow knocked off the roof of a box truck Thursday. Maureen Regan, the driver of a Nissan SUV, says the snow and ice was knocked from … Continue reading

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‘Pretty Amazing That I’m Still Here:’ Concrete Falling From Mass. Bridge Smashes Driver’s Windshield

A man staying in Boston while his wife undergoes cancer treatments at an area hospital narrowly escaped serious injury when a chunk of concrete fell from a Somerville bridge and crashed through his windshield as he drove underneath. Click here … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Bills Introduced in Virginia and Massachusetts

Auto glass safety bills have been introduced in the legislatures in Virginia and Massachusetts. Both bills refer to the present Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) as a basis for proposed new state regulations, much like legislation enacted in 2021 … Continue reading

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Federal Decision on “Right to Repair” Case Delayed in MA

A Massachusetts federal judge has delayed a ruling in Alliance for Automotive Innovation v. Healey to Nov. 2, 2021. U.S. Massachusetts District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock scheduled a ruling by Sept. 20 in the case of automakers suing over an … Continue reading

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AGSC Alerts Members of Pertinent Legislation

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) sent out a ‘legislative alert’ to notify its members of several bills that are under review in Colorado, Massachusetts and Oregon. The organization says the legislation could impact business. Colorado The punishment for certain … Continue reading

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More Issues Surface With Right To Repair Law – Does it Pose Cybersecurity Threats?

“I said I was going to rule from the bench,” said U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock at the end of a video conference hearing about Massachusetts’ Right to Repair legislation. “And I have ruled from my chair, so you … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Voters Vote Yes on Right to Repair Bill

Massachusetts residents spoke out and voted “yes” on the Right to Repair Bill. According to the results, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly voiced their support at the ballot box for Ballot Question 1, which will preserve vehicle owners’ rights to have access … Continue reading

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Safelite Solutions Now Powers MAPFRE Insurance’s Auto Glass Program

Safelite Solutions (Safelite) will soon take over claims administration for MAPFRE Insurance in a Massachusetts auto glass program. MAPFRE refers to the program as a single end-to-end management solution that is expected to benefit all of its auto glass claims. … Continue reading

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JN Philips Acquires Glaser Auto Glass

JN Phillips Auto Glass, part of TruRoad Holdings Inc., has acquired Glaser Auto Glass, a two location company headquartered in New Bedford, Mass. Both companies have years of experience in serving Massachusetts’ drivers, according to JN Philips Auto Glass. “Glaser … Continue reading

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A Massachusetts Bill is under Review Again

A Massachusetts House bill concerning motor vehicle service contracts is under review again. The bill, number 190, was introduced to the House of Representatives in January 2017. It added several definitions to its motor vehicle service contracts section. From there, … Continue reading

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Bill Introduced in Massachusetts Would Add Auto Glass to Service Contract Definition

A Massachusetts bill has been introduced in both the House and Senate there that would amend the definition of service contract to include windshield repair and replacement service. If passed, windshield repair and replacement would then have to adhere to … Continue reading

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Massachusetts AGRR Technician Charged with Murder

Richard Langley, a technician for Ace Auto Plate Glass in West Roxbury, Mass., was arraigned late last week on one count of murder, according to the Plymouth Assistant District Attorney Bridget Norton Middleton. Langley is accused of allegedly stabbing his wife to death and was ordered held without bail. Continue reading

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