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Series:Communities and Banking  Bank:Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 

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Mapping New England: real estate owned properties in New England

Lenders often end up owning places they foreclose on. Understanding where such real estate owned (REO) properties cluster may help communities to target stabilization funds better.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 25

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Making microenterprise easier

Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 4-9

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Regionalism picks up speed: New England states find common ground

Initiatives crossing northern New England state borders?including Amtrak?s Downeaster service, joint Maine and New Hampshire efforts to save Portsmouth Naval Shipyard jobs, and Northern Forest Center collaborations?suggest regional economic activity is bigger than ever.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 20-22

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Changing direction: one banker's journey from NYC to Brattleboro

Mike Mandracchia leads off this series with his personal perspective on what it means to be a community banker - and the switch in lifestyle from New York City to a small town in southern Vermont.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 22-23

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Benefitting both nonprofits and donors: charitable lead trusts

New estate-planning and charitable-giving instruments can make resources available to community development groups and other nonprofits immediately. Have your donors heard?
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 10-12

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From subprime mortgages to subprime credit cards

Since the 2005 changes to bankruptcy law made subprime products safer for credit card companies, they are promoting more cards to consumers with poor credit. High up-front fees and penalties may call for consumer caution.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 21-23

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A nonprofit chooses a path to expansion

Successful nonprofits often wonder whether to grow and, if so, how. In 2006, the Massachusetts-based MY TURN began an in-depth self-assessment as part of a strategizing process that may be instructive for other organizations.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 15-17

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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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Regulation M: improved protections for consumer leasing

A review of the new Regulation M and its segregated disclosures, intended to protect consumers during the leasing process.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 19-22

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Understanding concentrated poverty

The Federal Reserve and the Brookings Institution have been collaborating on national concentrated poverty research. The author studied three Springfield, Massachusetts, neighborhoods with a combined poverty rate of 43 percent.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 24-25




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