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Occupy UMass Still On; Mass. Foreclosure Deal; Southie Sexism

DORCHESTER—O.K., everyone, UMass-Boston remains occupied: "[Students] are still there with their tents and sleeping bags and the administration hasn’t made a move to push them out." That is all. []
MASS.-WIDE—Our commonwealth may join other states in a settlement with banks over foreclosure abuses: "The deal would require the five largest mortgage lenders to reduce loans for about 1 million households. ... The reduced loans would benefit homeowners who are behind on their payments and owe more than their homes are worth. The lenders would also send checks for about $2,000 to hundreds of thousands of people who lost homes to foreclosure." [Globe]
SOUTH BOSTON—Will the producers of the would-be Southie reality TV shows please spare a thought for the boys? "Apparently, nobody gives a hoot about the men in Southie, possibly because the inspiration for both of these shows was more than likely stemming at least in large part from a YouTube video parody posted in October that happened to feature women and not men." [Boston Daily]