THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, July 9, 2021 Page 17 AG Healey secures nearly $300K for students of online for-profit school Special to The Advocate A ttorney General Maura Healey recently announced that a former online for-profit school will pay nearly $300,000 to settle allegations that it unfairly imposed excessive technology fees on students and failed to make proper disclosures. The assurance of discontinuance, filed on Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court against Zovio Inc. (formerly Bridgepoint Education, Inc.), which owned Ashford University LLC, settles claims that the school violated state consumer protection laws and regulations prohibiting unfair or deceptive practices. “This settlement provides much-needed relief to students who were overcharged by this online for-profit school,” said Healey. “Protecting students from unfair and deceptive tactics continues to be a top priority of this office and we will go after for-profit schools that exploit and deceive students.” Ashford University, which is now closed, offered associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees online in a variety of subjects. The AG’s Office alleges that the school unfairly imposed a one-time excessive “Technology Services Fee” on all students after six weeks of enrollment and retained the entire fee regardless of how long a student remained enrolled at the school. The AG’s Office also alleges the school failed to disclose material information to prospective students about its programs. Under the terms of this settlement, Zovio will pay a total of $295,120, which will be used to provide payments to certain Ashford University students. The company will also waive remaining institutional debts owed to the school by Massachusetts students who attended between 2011 and 2014. Zovio is required to inform the AG’s Office if it resumes marketing and/or recruitment activities in Massachusetts prior to the enrollment of any Massachusetts student. Addressing fraud and abuse in the for-profit school and student lending industry has been a top priority for Healey since taking office. The AG’s Office has taken predatory schools to court, changed the practices of student loan servicers, gone after unlawful student loan “debt relief” companies, and helped student borrowers find more affordable repayment solutions through Healey’s first-inthe-nation Student Loan Assistance Unit. The AG’s Office also houses the State’s Student Loan Ombudsman, who advocates for student borrower rights. Massachusetts students who are looking for help or information should file a Student Loan Help Request at www.mass.gov/ ago/studentloans or call the AG’s Student Loan Helpline at 1-888-830-6277. Malden Chamber of Commerce celebrates 130th anniversary with community birthday party July 24 T he Malden Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 130th anniversary.To commemorate the event, the Chamber will throw a community birthday party on July 24th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm on the lawn of the Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, Malden. The festivities will be part of the City of Malden’s Summer Festivals 2021. 12 noon: Summer Festival opens in Malden Center with games, art, live music, shopping and eating. 3:00 -6:00 pm: Fun on the Library Lawn including complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, photo opportunities, the outdoor Made in Malden Museum, Year of Dining Raffle Kick Off, and the Living Statues.Get in the spirit of the era by dressing in Victorian costume and joining in a friendly competition for best dressed Victorian. 3:00 pm Music by Outrageous Fortune 3:30 pm Magician Phil Smith strolling with interactive illusions, comedy and mind reading 4:00 pm Victorian Costume Competition and Prize Announcements 4:30 pm Sweet Heart Serenades singing old time singalong songs 6:00 pm Dinner at a restaurant of your choice featuring an 1891 ($18.91) special.Visit All Season’s Table, Dockside Restaurant & Bar, El Potro Mexican Bar and Grill, Evviva Trattoria, Exchange Street Bistro, Hugh O’Neill’s Restaurant & Pub, Mystic Station, and Pearl Street Station Made possible through the generosity of the City of Malden, Malden Public Library, Eastern Bank, Kappy’s Fine Wine and Spirits and StonehamBank. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/ Advocate.news.ma For more information: https://www.maldenchamber.org/site/celebrate-thechambers-130th-on-1891night-7-24-21/ https://www.cityofmalden. org/805/Summer-Festivals Alvaro Carrero named to Dean’s List at Quinnipiac University HAMDEN, Conn. – Alvaro Carrero of Malden was named to the Dean's List at Quinnipiac University for the spring 2021 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C. Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible. Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester. - Legal Notice - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT DEPARTMENT Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 788-8300 Docket No. SU21D0588DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING ROOSVELT FLORESTAL, Plaintiff vs. MARIE NICOLE FLORESTAL, Defendant To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon: Roosvelt Florestal, 140 Larkin St., Apt. 2, Revere, MA 02151 your answer, if any, on or before 09/02/2021. 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