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BOSTON – Attorney General Martha C. Coakley said last week that she has joined a multistate task force working to combat the heroin crisis in the Northeast. more
PROVIDENCE – State Police and Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said this month 18 people have been arrested in an investigation of unemployment-benefit claims that discovered more than $300,000 fraudulent collections, The Associated Press reported. more
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
BOSTON – The association representing attorneys general from across the nation this month awarded Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley the group’s highest honor. more
It wasn’t long after he bought a new two-story house across the street from the beach that Daniel Alvino realized life in the Misquamicut section of Westerly wasn’t going to be all sun and sand. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley last week awarded close to $8 million to a total of 22 organizations across the commonwealth to increase access to behavioral-health services. more
Rhode Island has a new job certification for a “renewable energy professional,” intended as a step toward making the state more attractive to businesses in the energy sector. more
As an attorney with the Providence firm Duffy & Sweeney Ltd., Stacey P. Nakasian has scored some big wins, both inside and outside the courtroom. more
As pockets of the real estate market in Rhode Island climb out of the economic sludge of recession, Providence’s minority neighborhoods have been purposely bypassed by Santander Bank’s prime mortgage lending, according to a May 29 lawsuit filed by the city against the U.S. operations of the Madrid-based bank. more
Law school is a heady experience, and by that, recent Roger Williams University Law School graduate John Clarke, of North Kingstown, means “theoretical.” more
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