September 3, 2014 | Updated 11:47am

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Sep. 02 Issue

Inside B&T

Out Of Office Message

Cafés atop the Schrafft Center in Charlestown. Rooftop bars overlooking Boston City Hall Plaza....

Boston’s Housing Disconnect

Boston’s housing crunch has gone from bad to worse during the first eight months of Mayor...

New Dawn For Gateway Cities

The lingering effects of the foreclosure crisis have no entirely burned away - but out of the...

Capital Insights

Michael Krebs came to Nutter McClennen & Fish straight out of law school at Boston University....

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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 Tuesday, Sep. 2 @ 11:47am

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.

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

Sales of Massachusetts single-family homes and condos posted a decrease in July while median prices for both increased, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman.

JM Coull Completes Northeastern University Lab Renovations

JM Coull has completed renovations to six laboratories in the Egan Research Center at Northeastern University.

Foxrock Acquires Rockland Property For $2.2M

Quincy-based developer Foxrock Properties has acquired 30 Reservoir Park Drive in Rockland for $2.2 million.

Community Good Works

Debbie Blais Real Estate, Grafton Suburban Credit Union, Savers Bank and more are featured in this week's roundup of banks and brokerages giving back to their communities.

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Credit Union Heroes

On Sept. 18, Banker & Tradesman will honor its 2014 Credit Union Heroes. Submit your nominations now!

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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Problem Solved?
Are condo conversions the answer to Boston’s middle-income housing shortage?

50.0%I don’t think so. Didn’t we learn the evils of condo conversions in decades past?
50.0%Sure, but developers still need to start building new housing for middle-income residents.
0.0%Yes, it’s a creative solution to a growing problem.

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