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BOSTON – According to Massachusetts state records, from 2007 to 2013, more $16.5 million was spent on lobbyists for the gambling industry, the Boston Globe reported on its website last week. A majority of that money came from the developers and property owners vying for one of the few potentially lucrative casino licenses in the state. more
PROVIDENCE – Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed this month announced the presentation of a $50,000 legislative grant to help support an innovative, Internet-based computer network for the three communities on Aquidneck Island. more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The netWORKri career center located in the village of Wakefield expanded its hours to meet the requirements of a U.S. Department of Labor grant. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick this month announced the launch of a joint advanced-manufacturing training program between Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College to train unemployed individuals for entry-level jobs as production technicians at local manufacturers. more
WASHINGTON – Providence and New Bedford were among eight cities to receive grants from the National League of Cities to help implement outreach efforts to enroll children and families in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. more
It’s called cybersecurity, Internet security, data theft or a variety of other names. But whatever you call it, the problem is growing for small businesses of all kinds. From T-shirt makers, medical offices and wine shops, to sporting goods stores, dog kennels and non-profits, small businesses are falling victim to data theft and other types of “cybercrimes” at a high rate. more
PROVIDENCE – An independent analysis released last week said that the city school department must transform the way its central office is staffed and works before the school district can rapidly increase student achievement. Titled … more
PROVIDENCE – More than $3.4 million in federal funding to enhance HIV testing and prevention programs has been awarded to the R.I. Executive Office of Health & Human Services, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed announced. The funds are from the Ryan … more
BOSTON – A Massachusetts firm specializing in financial and legal services and its owner have been ordered by a judge to pay more than $1.9 million for preying upon vulnerable consumers during the foreclosure crisis and engaging in the … more
This week marks the next stage for Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's working group to "reinvent Medicaid." And although her administration insists long- and short-term changes to the state's Medicaid system would ultimately benefit the business community, … more
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