September 19, 2014 | Updated 11:58am

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Sep. 19 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 Friday, Sep. 19 @ 11:58am

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.

Community Good Works

Diversified Project Management, Nitsch Engineering, RTN Federal Credit Union and more are sharing the spotlight in this week's roundup of banks, brokerages and other organizations giving back to their communities.

Which Wich Sandwiches Charts Mass. Expansion Plans

By Steve Adams

A Which Wich Superior Sandwiches shop will open the first week in November at Assembly Row in Somerville, and could serve as a springboard to a planned expansion bringing up to 50 locations to Greater Boston in the next few years.

BRA Approves Luxury Apartment Complex On East Boston Waterfront

By Steve Adams

Portland, Ore.-based developer Gerding Edlen has received final approval for a $130-million, 258-unit apartment complex on the East Boston waterfront.

The Boston Solar Co. Expands In Woburn

The Boston Solar Co. has signed a lease to expand in Woburn.

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The Bank Summit

On Oct. 9, join banking professionals throughout Northern New England to learn about the emerging and innovative opportunities for the industry.

Bay State Single-Family Home And Condo Sales Post Decrease In July

Tune in as Cassidy Murphy, editorial director of The Warren Group, discusses the July 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?

83.3%I don't think they’ll ever pass it. Then again, I’d be surprised if Congress anything.
16.7%I think Congress will pass it before next summer, but by the end of the year might be a stretch.
0.0%Yes, now that so many homeowners are struggling, Congress will have to act soon!

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