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FALL RIVER – A New Bedford physician pleaded guilty to charges of illegally prescribing drugs to 15 of his patients and defrauding the state’s Medicaid program, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
A truck driver has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cooking oil from restaurants in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the Associated Press reported. more
A commercial waste handler in Rhode Island will pay a fine and provide hazardous chemical cleanup and education at local schools to resolve claims it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws at its Providence facility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday. more
Mediation has broken down between Touro Synagogue in Newport and the nation’s first Jewish congregation, the Associate Press reported Tuesday. more
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for her role in a kickback scheme that cost the U.S. Navy approximately $18 million, The Associated Press reported last week. more
National Grid and the R.I. Attorney General’s office have received numerous reports of utility billing scams, the electric and gas company announced Friday. more
A judge has barred the R.I. Board of Education from meeting in private to discuss the issue of high stakes testing, the Rhode Island Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday. more
NEW YORK – Fitch Ratings has assigned an “AA+” rating to $600 million in Commonwealth of Massachusetts consolidated-loan, general-obligation bonds, the agency announced last week. more
It was business as usual in Westerly this year until pop star Taylor Swift came to town. The singer’s purchase of a $17 million mansion on the beach in exclusive Watch Hill added celebrity sightings and trespassing dramas to sandcastles, fudge and the usual seaside entertainment. At screenprinting company J. Mack Studios, owner Kevin Adams occasionally uses T-shirts as a creative outlet and decided to design and produce a Swift-inspired shirt in honor of his hometown’s new most famous resident. While Adams never found out what Swift thought of his shirt, he did hear from corporate protectors of the Taylor Swift brand who asked him to stop, setting off a David-versus-Goliath gossip-column sensation. more
(Updated, 5:21 p.m.) Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of killing three Boston Marathon spectators and injuring 260 others in the first deadly terrorist bombing in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001, pleaded not guilty to murder charges. more
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