Boston office vacancies hit 15.7 percent in the first quarter but signs of a gradual recovery are starting to emerge in the post-pandemic outlook, according to a brokerage report.
Boston-based Eastern Bank will make its first bank acquisition since going public six months ago by acquiring Medford-based Century Bank in an all-cash deal valued at $642 million, a move that will triple Eastern’s market share in Middlesex County and mark its entry into marijuana banking.
Former New England Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham claims a Franklin homebuilder misled him about his company’s ability to complete a Wrentham “dream home” that Chatham had designed on his iPad, and had an acquaintance seek information on where his children attended school as the dispute escalated.
Less than three weeks before the shareholder meeting to decide whether Boston Private goes ahead with its proposed sale to the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank, Boston Private’s board of directors has again responded to an investor’s attempt to stop the transaction.
With banks seeing strong financial results and expecting those returns to continue this year, several local institutions have recently announced plans to reward shareholders and increase their quarterly dividends.
Local banks contributed to a range of causes in recent weeks, from upgrades to local libraries and support for young mothers to support for affordable housing developers.
Free public transportation “would be great,” according to Boston’s acting mayor, who also said Thursday that she hopes state officials are looking at ways to use federal aid to make transit more equitable.
The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is fueling optimism that Americans will increasingly return to the ways they used to shop, travel and work before the pandemic.
Cisco Brewers’ beer garden returns to Boston’s Seaport on Thursday afternoon as WS Development prepares to launch its outdoor dining season running through October.
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