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EMPLOYMENT DATA
State Unemployment Rate (MA)
4.7% December 2015

U.S. Unemployment Rate
4.9%
January 2016

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
4.1% December
2015

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,519 December 2015

Jobs Added MA YoY
73,800 December 2015

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 20,452; 5.0% Dec. '15 NSA

Boston Unemployment Rates
4.1% December 2015

U.S Productivity: 2.2% 3rd Qtr. (Rev) 2015

Suffolk County Avg. Wkly Wage
$1,512 (2nd Qtr 2015)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2014)
$30.77(avg. hr)
$64,010 (avg. annual salary.)

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Housing Permits (MA): 1407
November 2015

Massachusetts Homeownership Rate
63.0% (2014)

HomeOwnership Rate for MA 2013

Change in FHFA State House Price Indexes
(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2015Q3: 0.45)

CONSUMER

U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
-0.1% (12/2015 over 12/2014 unadj.)
 
Boston Consumer Price Index
0.8% (11/2015 over 11/2014)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/$2.029 December 2015

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$2.083 per gallon 2/1/16 (excl. taxes)

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Herald: Lawmen address MS-13 scourge: Recruiting tactics worry Eastie parents WHDH Video

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Meeting:  JPNA Agenda for Feb 15.

Gated Globe: Mayor meets in EB on crime issue; Commish: “We’re not the immigration police. Nobody should be afraid to approach us.”

Most worthy of the honor: BH: City moves to rename Marine Industrial Park after Ray Flynn

Herald on the latest MS-13 news: 3 suspected gang members plead not guilty to racketeering charges

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Crime News: Two men arrested on drug charges, police say

Politics: Joyce Kelly seeks another term as Republican State Committeewoman for Suffolk Middlesex District

Outrageous! Suspect in Chelsea slaying could have been held by ICE

MEB Pee Wee team play friendly with visiting team from Beijing, China.

Beijing Chinese Hockey EB-Malden

News: EB's John Nucci is now a member of the Massport board.

Cars! More Cars:  Massport looks to add 5,000 parking slots at Logan

BH: Three more MS-13 gang suspects swept up by feds

Track the special election for State Senate

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Students drop out in fear of thug recruiters

Herald: Prosecutor: Everett teen murder suspects tied to MS-13

BG: Teen died at gang's hands (gated) More gated BG: Salvadoran teen recounts threats from gangs

Herald: Ex-Teacher fears gang recruiting  "City Councilor Essaibi-George said school police could do more to spot kids heading down the wrong path"

East Boston High School has an MS-13 problem and we want to know what the Mayor is doing about it.

More: "Kill, Rape, Control"

More coverage: BH: MS-13 targeting Hub high schools for recruitment

Feb. 27: Local Democrats to Caucus

Appreciation: Ray Flynn on Buddy Cianci

The Pilot: Cardinal gathers with pro-life pilgrims in D.C. including East Boston ones

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PG: Revere City Councilor S. Morabito to run for State Sen.

Suffolk & Middlesex Politics: Cambridge Chronicle: Former Vice Mayor Benzan opts out of state Senate race to replace Petruccelli

New Name Surfaces: Joseph Boncore of Winthrop

BG: Wynn-Walsh reach deal on Everett casino

BG: It's gang-related! MS-13?
East Boston is becoming unsafe! 2 people shot inside MBTA's Maverick Station  More from CBS Local Video

Maverick T Shooter January 2016 Transit Police Identify

He's armed and dangerous say police
"East Boston man" A threat to public safety everywhere!


Police identify suspect in Maverick station shooting

Conte: BG: Why the North-South Rail Link is a bad idea
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Full press release: Diana Hwang announces candidacy for State Senate

Special elections slated for April 12 (P), May 10 (F).

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HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
SETTING THE HISTORICAL RECORD STRAIGHT! The Battle of Chelsea Creek and Noddle's Island! An East Boston.com Exclusive
REMEMBERING THE GREAT LUONGO RESTAURANT FIRE OF 1942. by Michael Laurano.
MORE LOCAL HISTORY: A look back at the 200th year marking in 1975 of the Battle of Noddle's Island and Chelsea Creek.
WHEN LINCOLN DIED; THE EB REACTION Eulogy for Abraham Lincoln May 8, 1865. by the Rev. Warren H. Cudworth. PDF file (Special Thanks to Michael Laurano)

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