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It takes a village: communities tackle crime

To achieve safety improvements that are sustainable, residents, developers, and police must work together to mobilize neighbors and transform places.
Communities and Banking , Issue Summer , Pages 26-28

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Mapping New England: higher-priced refinance loans in southern New England

In New England, 12 percent of refinance loans were higher-priced. Higher-priced refinance loans were much less common in eastern Massachusetts than in other parts of southern New England.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 23

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Community policing in Providence: combating crime and fear

Now in his second year, the new Chief of Police in Providence, Rhode Island, discusses his community policing philosophy and how it is helping to reduce crime in the city.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 20-23

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Immigrant entrepreneurs: a key to Boston's neighborhood revitalization

Marcia Drew Hohn from the Immigrant Learning Center shares highlights of a recent study on the impact of immigrant entrepreneurs in three Boston neighborhoods: Allston Village, East Boston, and Fields Corner.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 20-27

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The effective use of property tax incentives for economic development

To make property-tax incentives for business more effective, do not approve every incentive request, target use of incentives, avoid incentive wars, cooperate with surrounding localities, and conduct regular evaluations.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 4-7

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Productive partnerships: a progress report of insurance industry investors

Life and property and casualty insurers have been formally acting as community economic developers since legislation passed in 1998. Andrea Luquetta of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations summarizes a report documenting their progress to date.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 10-13

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Age-restricted housing in New England

Fair Housing Act amendments exempt housing restricted to ?older persons? from provisions protecting families with children from discrimination. But municipal leaders who believe that promoting over-55 housing will reduce education costs are in for a rude awakening.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 9-11

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Y2K: information for consumers of financial services

The new millennium is fast approaching, and with it comes the much-publicized "Y2K" or "century date change" computer problem. Katherine Gockelman outlines how the major players in the financial services industry have prepared their systems to meet the challenges of the century date change. More important, she outlines information that consumers of financial services need to know so that they too can be prepared for any potential mishaps, and be on the alert for Y2K-oriented scams.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 16-19

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The Heron Foundation expands philanthropy's reach

Contrary to the perception of trade-offs between financial return and social impact, the F.B. Heron Foundation demonstrates that it?s possible to achieve competitive returns while incorporating mission-related investments into an overall portfolio and asset allocation.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 28-30

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High returns: public investment in higher education

Conservatively speaking, a college graduate generates $142,000 in state fiscal benefits over time while costing a state only $60,500. But trends in higher education allocations (4.1 percent of total state spending nationwide in 1984; 1.8 percent in 2004) suggest states have become shortsighted.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 31-34

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