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Do you support the proposed federal rule to reclassify marijuana as...

The U.S. Justice Department on May 16 moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, which would mark a significant shift in federal...

Water tech company agrees to pay $8.5M penalty for falsifying revenue

PPROVIDENCE – A Pennsylvania water technology company with a division in Warwick has agreed to pay an $8.5 million criminal penalty for falsifying revenue,...

State violated civil rights of children with behavioral disabilities, feds find

PROVIDENCE – The state was found to be in violation of federal disability laws for the over-hospitalization of children with behavioral disabilities while in...

Dartmouth woman indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from employers

BOSTON – A federal grand jury indicted a Dartmouth woman for allegedly embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from two different employers, acting U.S....

R.I. Medicaid paid more than $7M in services for deceased beneficiaries,...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s Medicaid program disbursed more than $7 million to managed care organizations for deceased beneficiaries in fiscal year 2023, an audit...

Providence man sentenced in grandparent scheme

PROVIDENCE – A city man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for his “key role” in a grandparent scheme that financially...

City Council delays vote to override Smiley’s 8-law veto

PROVIDENCE – An effort by city officials to change the state-enabled tax incentive available to developers and rental property owners is now in limbo. The...

4 Florida men convicted for fraudulent use of stolen personal identities

PROVIDENCE – Four Florida men were convicted for their role in a conspiracy that used stolen personal identifying information to defraud banks of more...

Providence mayor vetoes ordinance tightening ‘8% law’ tax breaks

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on April 26 vetoed the recent ordinance approved by the City Council that tightened the rules governing its...

PBN announces 2024 Best Places to Work

PROVIDENCE – Sixty-seven honorees have been named by Providence Business News for its 2024 Best Places to Work Awards program. Each company and organization recognized...
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