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State Unemployment Rate (MA) 
6.5%  February 2014

U.S. Unemployment Rate
6.7% March 2014

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
6.2% January 2014

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,344 December 2013

Jobs Added MA YoY
47,600 February 2014

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 24,101 6.5% January 2014

Boston Unemployment Rates
6.3% January 2014

U.S Productivity: 1.8% 4th Qtr. 2013

Suffolk County Avg. Wkly Wage
$1,410 (2nd Qtr 2013)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2012)
$29.51 (avg. hr)
$61,380 (avg. annual salary.)

HOUSING
Housing Permits (MA):1489
December 2013

Massachusetts Homeownership Rate
66.2% (2013 - 1st Qtr.)

Four Quarter 2012 % Change in FHFA MSA-Level House Price Indexes (All Transactions Index, Boston 3.37 2013 Q3)

CONSUMER

U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
0.1% (2/2014 over 2/2013)
 
Boston Consumer Price Index 1.3% (1/2014 over 1/2013)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2012)
$29.51 (avg. hr)
$61,380 (avg. annual salary.)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/
$3.374 February 2014

Massachusetts Average Price Heating Oil
$4.123 per gallon (excl. taxes)
March 17, 2014

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Planning and Zoning Meeting: April 23.  Details.

 

Crime News: Boston police identify EB homicide victim

 

Coakley's folly! Healy, former aide, supports ballot question. "I am not concerned about the well-being of casino operators. I am concerned about the well-being of the residents of Massachusetts.” Well-said.

Update Small Property Owners Assocation joins fundraise efforts for Lex. St. fire.

Herald: Mayor Martin J. Walsh to move on enforcing residency rule

Update: Local 26 joins in to help fellow union members who became homeless as a result of Lexington Street fire. More: Online fundraiser.

POSTPONED! East Boston Main Streets holds primer on business permitting: Meet city councilor Michelle Wu on April 28 at EB-BPL 

EB Museum and Visitor Center Planning Meeting:  Monday, April 28th
6:00 - 7:30 PM Maverick Landing Meeting Room 31 Liverpool Street

News: Mayor Walsh Increases Funding for Boston’s Main Street Districts

Latest News: BPD News: Death Investigation in the Area of 282 Border Street, East Boston

Wally Bowe Fund Event for Salesians! A success! Carlo Basile's touching tribute. More than 300 attend. Corner of Bennington and Byron to be named after youth leader. Also to be named in memory: new room at Club.

Update: Local 26 joins in to help fellow union members who became homeless as a result of Lexington Street fire. More: Online fundraiser.

Support BPS Families Displaced by Fire in East Boston On April 9, a fire damaged several homes in East Boston. Among those displaced are BPS students. This site was launched to support them and their families as they work to rebuild. More  

Fire: WCVB-TV: 30+people affected by 8-alarm East Boston blaze: Car fire spread to neighboring home, officials say

More coverage: WHDH-TV: 8-alarm East Boston fire started in parked car

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BFD Twitter Feed: "Fire started in this car then extended into basement and up"

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Casino News: DeLeo v. Walsh on Boston as a "host' community.

News: Affordable Housing Preserved for Senior Citizens at Victory Gardens

All good things must end. Champs! EB-Malden Youth Hockey wraps up season

Family sets up the Wally Bowe Fund to benefit Salesians Boys and Girls Club: April 11

BG: Decision on Boston area casino license could be delayed

In the works. Roller hockey league planned for Porzio Park. Stay tuned.

BG: State orders environmental review for SD casino

Sorry CBS Local. We had the photograph first.

ScolleyUnder Sign Government Center

Blue Line Blues to Follow? Government Center Station closes for 2 years. Slideshow from eastboston.com

Commonwealth Mag: State seeks more data on Revere casino impact; Mohegan Sun insists project timetable intact; Related: Commonwealth Magazine: Aloisi: Revere Only Casino Insults East Boston

UH: Boat moored at East Boston dock goes up in flames

Thank you for all the memories! Al's Shoe store to close this weekend

Rep Basile supports House, Senate VALOR Act II: Legislation strengthens 2012 VALOR Act and enhances commitment to Commonwealth’s veterans

East Boston residents asked to complete quality of life survey for community health assessment. Details.

Traveling City Hall To Go to show up in Maverick Square on April 24. 12:30-2:30 p.m.

To us it will always be known as the East Boston Camps. Westford Eagle:
Westford land name passes by three votes

East Boston residents hold vigil for fallen firefighters

Lieutenant Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund established. Details.

Two fire fighters die battling Back Bay fire. Statement of Mayor Walsh.

East Boston Youth Hockey

Sports: Malden/East Boston Mites Skate to Valley League Championship. Congrats!

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Walsh wields a big stick: BG: Walsh questions power of gambling panel in dispute

New hire! East Boston Main Streets has hired a Director for the Small Business Institute

Latest: BH: Boston seeks do-over on casino designs

Business News: Mount Ida College Announces East Boston Savings Bank Scholarships to Students

Alt-schools in demand! BG: Mass. lawmakers seek deal on charter school cap; Research Bureau: Help Level 3 schools in Boston

BH: Nucci: Mayor aces casino panel play

Walsh: East Boston, City of Boston  “intimately related and cannot be disentangled from the Suffolk Downs site,”

A horse laugh for Suffolk Downs? BH: Historic barns may stall Suffolk’s casino bid

What says Mayor Marty? BH: Plan to move horse barns could make hay for Boston

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Prayers for Mayor Menino: BG: Menino is being treated for advanced cancer


Big Debt Issue on Favorable Terms. City's sound bond rating.

Tech News: DigitalJournal: Spray Applied Waterproofing System Allows Boston Tunnel to Open Ahead of Schedule

A bubble in Boston? BH:
Endangered: Boston condos under $500G

Land Use Council now accepting grant applications for Lenny Florence Fund. Details.

Map Exhibition Opens at Boston Public Library. Exhibition tells the story of a “new” Boston

Map of Orient Heights BPS

Cullen: BG: "Disorder in the court."

News: BG: Report portrays do-little Suffolk County register

Business News: Bostoniano: Sterlingwear of East Boston Announces Partnership with L.L. Bean 

The East Boston Immigration Station Massport issues book on EB Immigration Station
   

New Safety Rules for Meridian Street Bridge: BG: Operators must now walk E. Boston drawbridge before raising it

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East Boston’s Library Friends Organize the First High School Art Conservation Workshop: Working to preserve historic art work

Ships through the ages
Ships Through the Ages, by Frederic Leonard King

  

Relay for Life set for June 13. Details.

City of Boston Animal Care and Control Launches Online Licensing for Dogs: May 3 for Eastie


  Hockey News: East Boston/Malden Youth Hockey Week 23 Wrap-up

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REMEMBERING THE GREAT LUONGO RESTAURANT FIRE OF 1942.   by Michael Laurano.
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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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