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Licenses for undocumented immigrants seem to show benefits in Connecticut

Connecticut has seen a reduction in hit-and-run crashes over the past three years, which some safety experts attribute to the state’s four-year-old policy of...

Update: Jail suicides drop in Massachusetts after years of increases

by Chris Burrell and Hannah Schoenbaum The number of inmate suicides in Massachusetts’ county jails dropped to three last year — the lowest tally since...

One school shocks students with disabilities. The FDA is moving to...

A version of this report for NPR Morning Edition originally aired on WGBH News in Boston. Luigi Disisto is a 47-year-old autistic man who lives...

New data, with gaps, show hundreds of thousands of elder abuse...

Across the United States, solitude has become a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of senior citizens living at home. Last year alone, state adult...

Abuse claims persist for special needs school

Gilberto Toro — 22 years old and severely disabled — was repeatedly whipped by a belt-wielding caretaker two years ago in a group home...

The high cost of seriously ill inmates

Raymond Wallace is likely one of the most expensive county jail inmates in Massachusetts ever. The 41-year-old detainee has been awaiting trial and held on...

New National Data Shows ‘Crisis’ Of Elder Abuse

The federal government is trying for the first time to estimate how many senior citizens nationwide are the victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation...

Embattled Mental Health Provider Faces New Fine From OSHA

The federal agency that monitors workplace dangers has issued a $207,000 fine against a private psychiatric hospital in Lowell for failing to protect its...

Pembroke Hospital cuts psychiatric beds after staffing criticism

A for-profit psychiatric hospital that’s faced repeated criticism has reduced its patient capacity by more than a third.

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