Add FleetBoston Financial Corp. to the list of banking companies that are dealing with a handful of large loans that have gone sour in recent months.

FleetBoston, which dominates commercial banking in New England, inherited a $270 million loan to Bradlees Inc., a Braintree, Mass., retailer. That loan, arranged by BankBoston in February 1999, was followed by a $20 million credit arranged by FleetBoston in July.

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