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Oct. 29 Issue

Inside B&T

A Plea For Change On The Hill

The Bay State’s housing market is in deep trouble. But the seemingly unlikely combination of...

NCUA Vice Chair Stresses Internal Fraud As Industry Issue

Among a range of subjects he covered during recent remarks before the National Directors...

New Career Path: High Anxiety

Former Equity Office Properties executive Andrew Maher says he chose anxiety over frustration...

Turning A 9-To-5 Neighborhood Into 24-7

“Financial District Becomes Shopping And Dining Destination” would fit nicely into any list...

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Total Absorption

Why Oct. 23 Is An Important Date In Boston

Oct. 23 is a holiday in Thailand marking the 1910 passing of King Chulalongkorn, but in Boston it has a different significance in land-use circles, with an influence on how tall skyscrapers can be built.

Weighted Assets

Would you want a "do over?"

Do you have any regrets? Anything you’d like to “do over?” Well, who doesn’t? We’re all only human. When I think about the past 10 or so years of my life – roughly 30 percent of my life up to this point – there are maybe a few things I would do differently, given the option, but I’m not sure that college is one of them...

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....


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Mass. Single-Family Median Prices, Sales Decline In September

The median selling price of a Massachusetts single-family home fell in September, marking the first time prices have decreased year-over-year since September 2012, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

Berkshire Bank Looks To Organic Growth, Grows In Q3

By Laura Alix

Berkshire Bank may be growing across its four-state footprint, but don't expect to see the $6.4 billion bank making any major purchases in the near future - at least according to remarks made by the bank's top brass during its recent quarterly earnings call.

Hyannis Hotel Redevelopment Gets $12M In Construction Financing

Cambridge Savings Bank has provided $12 million in construction financing for a 125-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Hyannis.

Canton Flex Building Sold For $2.1M

A Canton property has been acquired by Automated Solutions, a provider of architectural interior finish products, for $2.1 million.

New Landmark Starts To Rise At Boston’s Northern Gateway

By Steve Adams

A 38-story apartment building that will tower over the TD Garden is set to become a new landmark at the northern gateway to Boston.

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Mass. Home Single-Family Prices, Sales Decline

Tune in as Cassidy Murphy of The Warren Group, discusses the Sept. real estate activity in the Bay State.

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