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    Attention Voters! April 17th, 1st Suffolk State Senate Candidates Will Be In the Community to Answer Questions

    We have a Special Election - Primary: April 30th

    Come Hear from the 1st Suffolk - State Senate Candidates

    What: Community Forum for candidates in special First Suffolk
    District State Senate race.
    When: 6PM-8:00PM, Wednesday, April 17th (doors open at 5:30PM).
    Where: Perkins Community Center Auditorium(Lee School),
    155 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester.

    The four candidates for the 1st Suffolk State Senate in Dorchester, Mattapan, and South Boston will appeal for voters' support at a special community forum in Dorchester on Wednesday, April 17th to be moderated by Karen Holmes Ward of Channel 5 TV.

    The First Suffolk State Senate seat was vacated by Senator John Hart early this year. The Primary Election is April 30th and the General Election is May 28th. Please click here for flyer. Barbara and I will be there with other MAHA Staff & Members. Hope to see you there! Click "read more" to see all the sponsors.

    Twenty of 100 Banks Receive Top Community Rating From Regulators in 2012

    New MAHA Report on CRA Ratings is Released

    In 2012, exactly one-fifth of Massachusetts banks (20 of 100) received an "Outstanding" rating on their Community Reinvestment Act evaluations from federal and state regulators, according to a report issued today by the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA). The percentage of "Outstanding" ratings remains dramatically lower than during the 2005-2007 period, when over one-third of all CRA ratings were “Outstanding.”

    The report was prepared for MAHA by Jim Campen, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a long-time member of MAHA's Board of Directors.

    MAHA's twenty-second annual report lists the CRA ratings assessed to all Massachusetts banks, credit unions, and mortgage companies and evaluates the performance of the three federal regulators and the Massachusetts Division of Banks in reviewing bank performance in meeting community needs. The report finds that only 6 of 84 (7.1%) state-chartered credit unions in Massachusetts have an "Outstanding" CRA rating.


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    1803 Dorchester Avenue
    Dorchester, MA 02124
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    By fax: 617-265-7503