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Inside B&T

Proposed Banking Law Would Modernize State Statutes

A bill that would update Massachusetts’ banking laws is headed for a vote in the Senate any...

Family Feud Comes At Worst Possible Time

Too bad the Demoulas family can’t thrash their competition with the kind of insane gusto with...

Cambridge Office And Lab Market Sizzles

Strong demand for office and lab space in Cambridge has pushed double-digit rent increases in...

The Care And Feeding Of Good Agents

The current Bay State real estate market sometimes resembles something out of a zombie flick –...

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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

Mass. Named One of the Best States For Financial Literacy

I thought I’d share with you all, dear readers, a little bit of positive news, re: banking in the Bay State, courtesy of the personal finance site Wallet Hub...

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 Monday, Jul. 28 @ 12:00am

Current News

Bay State Foreclosure Petitions Rise In June

Foreclosure petitions rose in June compared with one year ago, but remain well below the levels posted during the foreclosure crisis, according to the latest report from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

Suffolk University Sells Fenton Building For $15M

Suffolk University has sold its six-story Fenton Building on Beacon Hill for $15 million.

Fantini & Gorga Arranges $2.3M Refinancing For Dorchester Apartment Building

Boston-based Fantini & Gorga recently arranged $2.3 million in bridge refinancing for a 12-unit apartment building in the Port Norfolk section of Dorchester.

Commercial Lending Drives Growth At Rockland Trust In Q2

By Laura Alix

Independent Bank Corp., the parent company of Rockland Trust, posted a 15.6 percent year-over-year increase in net income, boosted largely by new business in its commercial loan portfolio.

Blackstone Puts Alewife Buildings On Market

By Steve Adams

Blackstone Group's Equity Office division is looking to further reduce its Greater Boston office portfolio with plans to sell 125 and 150 Cambridgepark Drive, which it acquired in 2011 for $81.5 million.

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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 Foreclosure Petitions Rise In June

Tune in as Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, discusses the increase in Bay State foreclosure petitions during the month of June.

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Boston Reorganizational Authority?
Do you think the harsh BRA audit results will force the agency to change its ways?

33.3%Yes, now we know exactly what the problems are, so we can fix them.
33.3%Hopefully something will change. The BRA can at least ditch the paper record-keeping system…
33.3%No, everyone already knew the BRA was a mess, this won’t change anything.

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