April 17, 2014 | Updated 12:22pm

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Union Square Developers Court Somerville

Four companies have been named finalists to become master developer of Somerville’s Union...

An Open Letter To Mayor Koch

Editor’s note: The following is an open letter from B&T columnist Scott Van Voorhis to Quincy...

The Hidden Economic Challenges Of Hot Communities

Massachusetts cities and towns which become attractive to new residents and/or businesses can be...

Fed Workgroup Panelists Hope Mobile Payments Can Help Bank The Underbanked

New mobile payments technologies could help bring underserved and nontraditional customers into...

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Weighted Assets

Choose Your Own Adventure: Bank or Dentist?

One of the perks, I suppose, of being a reporter is that you get lots of interesting emails to sift through during a typical day. The most recent of which recounted the results of a Viacom study which found, among other things, that Millennials would rather go to the dentist than the bank.

Housing Scene

On the Move vs. Zillow Executive Exit Affair…

Zillow poaches two key execs from Move.

Total Absorption

Horror stories from the Route 3 corridor

Transportation shortcomings loomed front and center at a Middlesex 3 Coalition forum.

Updated Wednesday, Apr. 16 @ 12:22pm

Current News

Bay State Foreclosure Activity Decreases In February

The number of foreclosure petitions dropped by 48.7 percent for the month of February compared to February 2013, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. This is the 16th consecutive month that petitions have decreased on a year-over-year basis in the Bay State.

Institution For Savings To Merge With Rockport National

The Institution for Savings in Newburyport will acquire Rockport National Bancorp in an all-cash deal slated to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

Photo Gallery: The Arlington

The first residents have begun moving into The Arlington, a new luxury apartment building at 100 Arlington St. in Boston.

MBTA Red Line Stairs, Escalator Reopen At South Station

South Station has reopened access to the MBTA Red Line escalator and stairwell.

CoreLogic: Construction Employment Rising, Short Sales Dropping This Spring

By Colleen M. Sullivan

A new report from CoreLogic shows several positive trends in the housing market, including increases in construction employment and home improvement spending.

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Community Bank Heroes

On Thursday, May 29th, Banker & Tradesman will honor the third annual Community Bank Heroes with an awards reception.

Bay State Foreclosure Activity Decreases

Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, discusses the decrease in foreclosure activity in February.

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Do you think the Senate will vote to pass the “extenders” bill?

  • Yes, and they should. It’s the right thing to do.
  • Eventually yes, but I don’t think they’ll vote on it right away.
  • No, I don’t think so.
  • Who knows? It takes the Senate forever to decide on anything.

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