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Overdraft fees strip $15B from bank customers
There’s nothing inherently wrong about a financial institution earning a fair profit. But there is nothing fair when billion-dollar institutions design products to prey upon people with the fewest financial resources — just to boost their bottom lines.
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Homeowners sue Roxbury mortgage lender
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Homeowners sue Roxbury mortgage lender
At a protest Tuesday outside the Roxbury headquarters of BlueHub, formerly Boston Community Capital, Cheryl Ortiz and a few dozen other homeowners rallied against its lending practices.
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At Odessa Instant Shoe Repair, fixing your soles is an art form
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At Odessa Instant Shoe Repair, fixing your soles is an art form
Robert Glover thinks of fixing shoes like sculpting. “Like making something out of clay. I’m taking a pair of shoes, tearing them apart and putting them back together,” he said, while sitting behind a counter labeled “No refunds” and surrounded by medieval-looking presses, clamps, shoe stands and single loose shoes.
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Kréyol fashion brand opens brick-and-mortar shop
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Kréyol fashion brand opens brick-and-mortar shop
Visitors to Bow Market in Somerville’s Union Square can now spot the vibrant colors and chic silhouettes of local designer Joelle Fontaine in the windows. Fontaine opened the first brick-and-mortar shop for her brand Kréyol at the end of May and has quickly become a part of the local business marketplace.
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Lawyers for Civil Rights and Point32Health Team Up to Provide Support to Small Businesses and Local Vaccination Efforts
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Nia Grace opens new Lower Roxbury restaurant
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Nia Grace opens new Lower Roxbury restaurant
In a packed, warmly lit room looking out on Columbus Avenue and the Northeastern University campus, speakers celebrated the grand opening of The Underground Cafe + Lounge Sept. 20.
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Biden’s Push To Ban Employers’ Non-Compete Clauses Draws Mixed Reaction
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Biden’s Push To Ban Employers’ Non-Compete Clauses Draws Mixed Reaction
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For Chase director, local branch is personal
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For Chase director, local branch is personal
The new Mattapan location — the first bank branch to open in the square in decades — is what the bank calls a Community Branch — one with enhanced services, space for community convenings and plans for partnerships with local nonprofits to help neighborhood residents meet needs ranging from financial literacy and credit repair to jobs and skills training.
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Dine Out Boston aims to revitalize restaurants
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Dine Out Boston aims to revitalize restaurants
Sizzling skillets and three-course menus abound in Boston once again during Dine Out Boston restaurant week, August 8-21. For two weeks, diners can experience new restaurants or old favorites through fixed-price lunch and dinner menus ranging from $15-$38.
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Coca-Cola Is Latest Major Company To Pledge More Ad Spending With Black-Owned Media
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Coca-Cola Is Latest Major Company To Pledge More Ad Spending With Black-Owned Media
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Meet The Young Latina Immigrant Behind Boston’s First Zero-Waste Store
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Meet The Young Latina Immigrant Behind Boston’s First Zero-Waste Store
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America faces a housing crisis
According to a report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, throughout the country, many rising housing costs are attributable to shrinking housing inventory that favors consumers wealthy enough to make cash offers on homes or those with savings substantial enough to cover both down payments and closing costs.
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