PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island officials say homeowners who were victims to banking giant HSBC’s abusive lending practices may be eligible for relief under a mortgage abuse settlement.read more
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut have plenty of proposals to consider as they look for enough additional electricity for tens of thousands of homes to meet their clean energy goals.
Dozens of submissions will need to be vetted in coming … Read Full Storyread more
After a constituent approached her about a mailing he received, a Fall River representative wants state laws updated to require disclosures in air travel offers sent through the mail.
Rep. Carole Fiola recently testified in favor of a bill that … Read Full Storyread more
Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday afternoon will sign into law a bill ending the practice of civilly committing women to a correctional facility in Framingham.read more
BOSTON (AP) – The annual months-long debate over how Massachusetts should spend billions in taxpayers’ money begins anew on Beacon Hill in the coming days, with predictions of yet another tight year for state finances.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The state is offering grants to small businesses to increase the competitiveness of Rhode Island products and help local farmers and food partners grow their businesses.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is awarding $380,000 … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts voters who won’t be around for the state’s presidential primary on March 1 can begin requesting absentee ballots.
Secretary of State William Galvin says voters can request absentee ballots in person at their local … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Former Muhlenberg College President Peyton Randolph Helm has been named interim chancellor at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
UMass President Marty Meehan said in a statement Monday that Helm has proven leadership abilities and a record … Read Full Storyread more
Fall River — A citywide parking ban which will go into effect in the city of Fall River at 12:01 AM on Saturday, January 23, until further notice, due to the storm forecast to hit the area, announced Mayor Jasiel … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Brookings Institution think tank says Providence had one of the largest income gaps in the country in 2014, according to Census data it analyzed.
The top 5 percent of earners in Providence made 15 times … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A state lawmaker is proclaiming 2016 as the “Year of the Veteran” in Rhode Island.
Other states and cities have previously designated years to honor veterans.
Rep. Robert Lancia, a former Navy chaplain, plans to hold … Read Full Storyread more
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) has introduced legislation that would establish a Student Loan Bill of Rights in Rhode Island.read more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A former technology director at the U.S. Department of Education is returning home to Rhode Island to become the state’s first chief innovation officer.
Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said Monday she tapped Richard Culatta to improve … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Attorney General Maura Healey, a political newcomer, surprised many in 2014 by winning the second most influential statewide office in Massachusetts. But the Democrat’s true test began after she was sworn in last January and faced a … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — The interim registrar of motor vehicles told lawmakers that a bill designed to bring Massa-chusetts into compliance with the federal Real ID Act would not prevent anyone from obtaining a license, but advocates for the immigrant community disagreed.… Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker has declined to sign a letter from other Republican governors asking President Barack Obama to suspend efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S.
A spokeswoman for Baker said Friday the governor … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – A bill that would require hands-free cellphone use by Massachusetts drivers has been given preliminary approval by the state House of Representatives.
The measure was advanced on Tuesday without debate. It still has several more … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he’s opposed to allowing more Syrian refugees into Massachusetts in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
The Republican said Monday the safety and security of the people of Massachusetts are … Read Full Storyread more