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BOSTON – A New Bedford shellfish-processing company will pay more than $78,000 in restitution and penalties to resolve allegations their workers failed to receive overtime wages, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
The town of Johnston will receive an additional $3 million in payments as part of an agreement reached with Broadrock Renewables over odors at the Central Landfill, officials announced Tuesday. more
Inmates suffering from substance abuse problems at the R.I. Department of Corrections women’s minimum facility now have additional support to help them recover and succeed upon re-entering the community. more
BOSTON – The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts entered a $366.25 million settlement with AVX Corp. that will expedite the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl contamination from New Bedford Harbor and achieve cleanup goals within seven years, rather than 40 years under current funding levels. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has signed legislation that raises the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18, opening up more opportunities for the state’s youth, at-risk population, the governor said in a news release. more
PROVIDENCE – Col. Steven G. O’Donnell, superintendent of the R.I. State Police and commissioner of the R.I. Department of Public Safety, announced that public-safety agencies have formed a task force to address safety issues associated with nightclubs, consumption of alcohol by underage persons and other alcohol-related offenses. more
FALL RIVER – A Somerset resident and his inspection company pleaded guilty to issuing state inspection stickers without conducting required safety and emission inspections of commercial vehicles, including school buses, tractor trailers and construction equipment, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Hasbro Inc. will pay $72.9 million in royalties to Johnson Research & Development Co., the licensor of the toymaker’s line of Nerf guns, after an arbitration hearing over the terms of a license agreement between the two companies. more
Bank of America Corp., the second-biggest U.S. lender, agreed to pay government-backed Freddie Mac $404 million to resolve mortgage-repurchase claims. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Monday that Rhode Island will receive $230,000 as its share of a multistate settlement with Google Inc. concerning its alleged practice of tracking its users’ browsing histories without their consent. more
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