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Northeastern News

1HomePageMap small ne 0816Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine

After arguing in court that holding an outdoor gathering expected to draw tens of thousands would “put the lives of Pennsylvanians at risk” and threaten to reverse progress on the state’s mitigation of COVID-19, Pennsylvania officials gave the green light to a June car show in Carlisle---as long as organizers capped total capacity at 20,000 people on the fairgrounds at one time.

The owner of auto body shops in Everett and Worcester, MA, was charged Aug. 12 with a payroll tax scheme resulting in a $292,231 tax loss. 

The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey (AASP/NJ) is making final tweaks to its upcoming virtual NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show, happening Aug. 21-23.

For several months, a debate has raged in Pennsylvania between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican majorities in the state Legislature over whether the administration’s coronavirus restrictions are appropriate or too restrictive.

Rallye Motors, a luxury car dealership with locations throughout Long Island in New York, is facing a class-action lawsuit that accuses the company of charging customers for labor and repairs to vehicles that were not performed.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Aug. 10 announced $96 million in state grants have been awarded to 4,933 Pennsylvania small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis and subsequent business closure order.