Deirdre Fernandes

Fernandes covers banking and insurance for the Globe’s Business section. She has also written about Newton and the western Boston suburbs for GlobeWest. Prior to joining the Globe in 2011, she had worked for The Virginian-Pilot, in Norfolk, Virginia and papers in North Carolina. She has written about politics, education, public pensions and salaries, and the occasional rogue tomato gardener. She grew up in Sudbury.

Latest stories

Historic Roxbury church agrees to sell community center

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The sale will allow the Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church to emerge from bankruptcy.

Boston luxury condo prices soar

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The price of living in the heart of Boston is fast approaching an average of $1 million, as condominium sales sizzle, values surge, and more luxury units are built.

Buying and moving into the house next door

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

Most of these short-distance movers simply love their neighborhood and don’t want to leave, but they have outgrown their current house.

Mass. residents get extension on filing state tax returns

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

Taxpayers will now have until midnight on Friday because of issues with the state’s free online tax-filing system.