WASHINGTON — A community activist group has urged the Federal Reserve Board to block MetLife’s purchase of $80 million-asset Grand Bank of Kingston, N.J., and to open to public view more of the insurance company’s application.

In letters Thursday to the Fed and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Inner City Press/Community on the Move of New York complained that MetLife’s request to keep confidential much of its application, including the part that lays out how it plans to comply with the Community Reinvestment Act, was inappropriate.

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