July 31, 2014 | Updated 11:37am

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Inside B&T

Quincy Takes A Second Look At Downtown Project

After an ambitious downtown redevelopment scheme fell apart in late winter, Quincy is ready to...

BRA Audit Exposes Millions In Missing Revenue

Frankly, it’s flat-out amazing anything ever gets built in Boston, given the apparent utter...

New Hot Neighborhoods Showcase Their Strengths

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Bay State housing market – or at least its prices...

Waterfront Towers’ Design Divides Neighborhood

Before revealing the newest design for his skyscraper complex on the Boston waterfront,...

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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

Echoes of HarborOne? Not so fast…

If you have anything to do with banking in Massachusetts, maybe you thought of the bank formerly known as HarborOne Credit Union when you caught this little tidbit this morning, courtesy of Credit Union Times...

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 Wednesday, Jul. 30 @ 11:37am

Current News

Massachusetts Single-Family Home Sales Post Modest Increase In June

Massachusetts single-family home sales increased in June, marking the first time sales have posted a year-over-year increase since January 2014, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

MetLife Acquires One Beacon For $561M

A joint venture of MetLife and Norges Bank Investment Management has acquired the One Beacon St. office tower in Boston for $561 million.

Linear Acquires Retail Space In Millennium Place

Burlington-based Linear Retail Properties has acquired 558-578 Washington St., a retail condominium on the ground floor of the Millennium Place residential building in Boston’s Downtown Crossing.

Anchor Tenant Commits To New Prudential Center Tower

Boston Properties will break ground in August on a 17-story, 422,052-square-foot office and retail building at the Prudential Center.

Zillow Buys Trulia For $3.5B In Stock

By Colleen M. Sullivan

Real estate portal Zillow Inc. will acquire its largest rival, Trulia Inc., for $3.5 billion in stock, the firms announced this morning. The deal is expected to close in 2015. Combined, the two companies and their partner networks account for more than 75 percent of all real estate-related Internet traffic.

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Bay State Single-Family Home Sales Post Modest Increase In June

Tune in as Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, discusses the June real estate activity in the Bay State.

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New Against Old
Do you like the designs for the proposed Harbor Towers condo complex?

64.7%I like it! Mixing the new with the old is what Boston’s all about!
29.4%No. It’s too tall, and too modern. It doesn’t belong on the harbor.
5.9%I’m not going to live there no matter what it looks like, so it’s not important to me.

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