September 16, 2014 | Updated 11:43am

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Sep. 16 Issue

Inside B&T

Not For Lack Of Interest

While asset quality is improving and the number of problem banks has continued to decline, the...

MassHousing Scores Second-Best Year

No doubt about it, when you rack up your second-best year in business, it is certainly a cause...

New Set Of Rules For Private Building Projects

The final stages of a construction project are often the most contentious, and can lead to a...

Cambridge Mortgage Group Moves Into Fed Building

Early in his career, John Habeeb took a boat on his commute to an office on High Street, but his...

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Paper Sections


Total Absorption

Where Innovation Goes, Food Trucks Follow

Food trucks have arrived at the Innovation and Design Building in the Boston Marine Industrial Park as owner Jamestown upgrades amenities for the 1.4 million-square-foot complex’s tenants.

Weighted Assets

Hey Bankers! Are You Up To The Challenge?

Leader Bank took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this week and posted this fun little video of the soaking, which I highly recommend you take a minute (really, just one minute) to watch.

Housing Scene

Robosigning Woes Alive and Well In the Bay State?

A new case from the Appeals Court suggests some old ghosts have not yet been exorcised....

Updated Tuesday, Sep. 16 @ 11:43am

Current News

Bay State Foreclosure Petitions Continue to Rise In July

Petition activity in the Bay State continued to climb in July, with a 72.5 percent rise in foreclosure starts compared with the same month last year, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. Petitions to foreclose mark the first step in the foreclosure process.

Freddie Mac Expects Strong Growth In Multifamily Rental To Continue

In its September update on the state of the housing market, analysts at Freddie Mac point to the strong growth in multifamily rental construction as the key bright spot in the sector.

Topping-Off Ceremony Held At Stonehill Sports Complex

A topping-off ceremony was held for a renovation and addition to the Stonehill College Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex in Easton.

Jumbo Capital Acquires Andover Research Center

Jumbo Capital Management of Hingham has acquired Andover Research Center at 3 Riverside Drive in Andover for $4 million from STJ Riverside Equity Partners LLC of New York.

Community Good Works

Country Bank, Metro Credit Union, Rollstone Bank & Trust and more are featured in our weekly roundup of banks, credit unions and brokerages giving back to their communities.

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Credit Union Heroes

On Sept. 18, Banker & Tradesman will honor its 2014 Credit Union Heroes. Submit your nominations now!

Bay State Single-Family Home Sales Post Modest Increase In June

Tune in as Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, discusses the June real estate activity in the Bay State.

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Time To Act?
Will Congress pass the extenders bill before the year is over?

  • Yes, now that so many homeowners are struggling, Congress will have to act soon!
  • I think Congress will pass it before next summer, but by the end of the year might be a stretch.
  • I don't think they’ll ever pass it. Then again, I’d be surprised if Congress anything.

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