New England Patriots en Bruins Fans Get Their RI License Plates <p>Hockey fans of the Boston Bruins will be able to show their allegiance on their Rhode Island license plates under legislation approved by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Lincoln Chafee.</p><p>Under the law, the new Bruins plates will cost hockey devotees an extra $40, half of which will go to the state and half will be allocated to charities affiliated with the Boston Bruins Foundation. The money must be spent on Rhode Island-based charities.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:45:46 +0000 Scott MacKay 36184 at Rhode Island vs. Massachusetts: The Economic Myths <p>It seems sometimes like every Rhode Island business and political leader points to the better economy in Massachusetts. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay looked across the state border and finds more myth than reality.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:45:22 +0000 Scott MacKay 23034 at Patriots' Hernandez Held Without Bail on Murder Charge <p>Yesterday was a pivotal day in the life of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. He was charged with murdering a friend and fired from the team all in the same day. Rhode Island Public Radio's Flo Jonic was on hand for his arraignment in Attleboro District Court.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Aaron Hernandez was dressed in the same clothes he was arrested in: a white, v-neck tee shirt and red shorts. He showed no emotion as Bristol County prosecutor Bill McCauley laid out the state's case against him.</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Flo Jonic 17504 at Patriots' Hernandez Held Without Bail on Murder Charge Patriots Hernandez Taken from Home in Handcuffs, Released <p>New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been released after being arrested on unspecified charges Wednesday morning.&nbsp; The arrest comes eight days after his friend, semi-pro player Odin Lloyd, was found dead about a mile from Hernandez’ home.</p><p>Massachusetts state troopers and North Attleboro police arrested Hernandez at 8:47 a.m. at his North Attleboro home. He was led away in handcuffs and casually spit into some bushes on his way to the cruiser.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:20:48 +0000 Flo Jonic 17487 at Patriots Hernandez Taken from Home in Handcuffs, Released