April 19, 2014 | Updated 11:42am

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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

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....

Total Absorption

Execs: Boston office market has room to run

Tech companies' preference for cities with educated workforces will continue to strengthen the Boston office market, real estate executives say.

Updated Friday, Apr. 18 @ 11:42am

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.

Mass. Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.3 Percent

The Massachusetts unemployment rate declined 0.6 percent in March from the previous year, dropping further below a stationary national jobless rate, according to statistics from the Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

North Shore Pharmacy Services LLC Lease 50K SF In Peabody

North Shore Pharmacy Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicare, has leased 50,000 square feet in Peabody.

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.

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

44.4%Who knows? It takes the Senate forever to decide on anything.
33.3%Yes, and they should. It’s the right thing to do.
22.2%No, I don’t think so.
0.0%Eventually yes, but I don’t think they’ll vote on it right away.

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