Amtrak on Wednesday suspended Acela service between New Haven, Conn., and Boston, along with regular Northeast Regional service between Boston and New York due to area flooding and record-breaking rains.
A partnership was formed between Aetna and Northeast Medical Group in New Haven, Conn., to create a collaborative care program for patients. As part of the deal, NMG participating providers will receive incentives from Aetna for satisfying measures of care quality and efficiency for Aetna members while reducing health care costs.
A judge sentenced Richard Sokoloff, a foot doctor based in Guilford, Conn., to 30 months in prison, 18 months of supervised release and a repayment of $213,676 for defrauding Medicare. Sokoloff pleaded guilty in June to billing Medicare for services he never performed and faking back-up documents to justify the bills.
Mow Green lawn service in New Haven, Conn., offers low-tech lawn mowing without gas fumes or noisy equipment. Mow Green owner Natalie Coe pushes a reel mower and does not use chemicals on lawns but said some landscapers are reluctant to give up their equipment. The company's motto is "quiet, clean and green," said Coe.
A federal audit charges that the New Haven, Conn., school district kept poor records and misspent $3.8 million in Title I summer school funds on ineligible schools or programs between 2001 and 2004, findings that could force the system to return some or all of the money. City and state officials, who say the auditors ignored their explanations, are appealing.
Amtrak said it will stop replacing its Acela service between Boston and New York with other trains because it doesn't have enough, effectively cutting its Boston rail service almost in half. Damaged brakes discovered last week caused Amtrak to pull all of its high-speed Acela trains from service for repairs; the agency ran one Acela train yesterday but has now pulled that one as well. Airlines say bookings for shuttle service in the Boston-New York-Washington corridor are up sharply since the Acela shutdown.