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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
NEW BEDFORD – Gov. Deval L. Patrick recently announced $1.19 million in additional funding for the city through the MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program to help support the Acushnet Avenue Improvement Project. more
Rhode Island’s access to a regional center for poison control and prevention in Boston could end on July 1, if the state can’t come up with $200,000 needed annually to support it. more
Bristol has 37 rights of way that lead to the shoreline and at least 11 of them are now linked to an online mapping tool created by the Coastal Resources Management Council for public use. more
Building advanced nursing education centers for the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College was always going to be expensive. more
Wherever the debate about the data in Thomas Piketty’s work on inequality may lead, there’s at least one bright side: The argument itself reflects a desirable shift in the field of economics toward answering questions that matter. more
Treasuries fell a third day as the U.S. sold $28 billion of three-year securities at the highest yield since May 2011 amid signs the economic expansion is strengthening. more
The Massachusetts House and Senate on Wednesday approved raising the state’s minimum wage to $11 per hour over the next three years, the Associated Press reported. 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
A temporary tax holiday for U.S. companies to repatriate offshore profits would cost the government $95.8 billion in revenue over the next decade, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan scorekeeper for Congress. more
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