Spurned last month in its attempt to buy Carver Bancorp, Boston Bank of Commerce is turning up the heat on the New York thrift company.

The offer for $420 million-asset Carver, the biggest black-owned banking company, has been raised to $29.7 million-nearly book value, the $106 million-asset Boston bank said. The original offer was never disclosed, but Carver, in rejecting it March 19, said it was well below book.

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