Bank of America
Police are looking for a light-skinned Hispanic man in his 40s for a holdup at the Bank of America branch, 29 Corinth St., around 1:45 p.m. The man was about 6' and wore what appeared to be prescription glasses and a gray sweatshirt. He fled on foot.
Rapper and City Life/La Vida Urbana activist Antonio "Twice Thou" Ennis takes on BoA:
Since 2009, instead of negotiating a loan modification with principal reduction to allow Ennis to stay in his home, Bank of America (servicer) has been trying to foreclose although he can afford his home at the current real... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the welcome news that the former FAO Schwarz space is going to become a Bank of America branch, bringing relief to long suffering residents and workers on the South Endish side of Boylston who will no longer have to go an entire block down and across the street to bank with Bank of America.... Read more
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office today dropped misdemeanor trespassing charges against 24 people who tried to stage a sit-in at Bank of America's Massachusetts headquarters as a protest against its lending and foreclosure policies on Friday.
"The Commonwealth makes this recommendation based on the peaceful nature of the protest and the non-confrontational manner of their interactions with police," Assistant District Attorney Susan Terrey... Read more
The protesters were taken away from the bank's Federal Street building when they attempted a sit-in as a protest against the bank's lending and foreclosure... Read more
As the Occupy Boston forces gear up to occupy the space in front of South Station on Friday, participants in another protest will be marching around the Financial District - before settling down for a sit-in at Bank of America's Massachusetts headquarters on Federal Street.
Malden Patch reports foreclosure protesters gathered up trash from a foreclosed Malden house they say Bank of America has let go to hell, then took it over to the Beacon Hill home of the president of the bank's Massachusetts division and dumped it there.
Max Silver reports:
Scary - all Bank of America systems in Boston area are down. No account management possible.
"We won't pay for your crisis"
If you have $3 in your wallet, you have more money than Bank of America paid in corporate taxes last year. On Saturday, USuncut took peaceful action against the Bank of America branch in Harvard Square by protesting the unfair tax code and drawing attention to that fact this... Read more
Guy taking macro shots of tulips in front of a Bank of America branch downtown is ordered to stop by a bank rent-a-cop.
Word reaches us that Bank of America has told Stillman's Farms it can't use the bank parking lot off Centre Street for its farmer's markets this year:
... So, we are searching for a new location to have our market as well as our CSA drop. This year we have some Hmong farmers joining the market, as well as some local bakers. We are holding... Read more
Steve S. gets that real secure feeling when he notices the armed security guard asleep at the Bank of America kiosk - and he explains why, in the end, he decided not to knock over the bank.
... But by 10 a.m., dozens of police had surrounded the bank and were waiting for equipment to cut through the chains and the bicycle lock looped through the door and around one protester's neck. ...
The story also raises that perennial question: Is Copley Square part of downtown?
Milan Kohut had been charged with peddling without a license when police objected to him standing outside a Financial District branch of the Bank of America with a pile of nooses and a sign reading "Nooses on sale."