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PROVIDENCE – Fitch Ratings last week assigned an “AA+” rating to two Massachusetts general obligation bonds totaling $400 million. more
PROVIDENCE – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will examine all aspects of the R.I. State Police’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services later this month as part of a so-called “Gold Standard Assessment,” the final step in the department’s Accreditation with Excellence reaccreditation process. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick late last month signed legislation that will prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. more
PROVIDENCE – A state senator is advocating for a safety plan for the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood in the wake of two violent incidents that occurred late last month. more
Preet Bharara’s March 31 speech was little noticed outside a small gathering of legal and compliance executives in Manhattan. He delivered it on the day Wall Street and the financial news media were obsessing over the contention in Michael Lewis’ latest book that high-frequency traders have “rigged” the stock market. more
WARWICK – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved funding aimed at protecting the city’s wastewater-treatment facility against future flooding. more
PROVIDENCE – PaintCare, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management this month announced the start of a new paint-recycling program in Rhode Island. more
NEWPORT – Voters here will again face a vote on whether Newport Grand should add table games, after the City Council approved a casino referendum on the Election Day ballot, the Newport Daily News reported. more
BOSTON – Attorney General Martha Coakley has sued the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for violating the state’s 2012 foreclosure-prevention law. more
U.S. House Republicans are showing no sign that they’ll move forward legislation the Senate passed restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed. more
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