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EMPLOYMENT DATA
State Unemployment Rate (MA)
4.8% March 2015

U.S. Unemployment Rate
5.5% March 2015

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
4.8%
February 2015

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,447 February 2015

Jobs Added MA YoY
58,100 February 2015

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 19,431; 4.7% February '15 NSA

Boston Unemployment Rates
4.5% February 2015

U.S Productivity: 2.6% 4th Qtr. 2014(rev)

Suffolk County Avg. Wkly Wage
$1,515 (3rd Qtr 2014)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2013)
$30.77(avg. hr)
$64,010 (avg. annual salary.)

HOUSING
Housing Permits (MA):645
February 2015

Massachusetts Homeownership Rate
63.0% (2014)

HomeOwnership Rate for MA 2013

Change in FHFA State House Price Indexes
(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2014Q3: 0.92)

CONSUMER

U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
+0.2% (2/2015 over 2/2014)
 
Boston Consumer Price Index
-0.7% (2/2015 over 2/2014)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/$2.361 March 2015

Massachusetts Average Price Heating Oil
$2.903 per gallon (excl. taxes)
March 30, 2015

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EB Kiwanis:  Club to Honor Three Long-time Members: Judge Ferrino, Dennis Lombardo, John Nucci to be feted May 19 at Spinelli’s in East Boston

The Gove Street Citizens Association monthly meeting agenda for April 27


Olympics: Globe:
Olympic bid gains support, but with a big ‘if’ Poll finds most back bid when state funds not used


Local history: A look back at the 200th year marking in 1975 of the Battle of Noodle's Island and Chelsea Creek. PDF

The neighborhood will never be the same  WBUR's Ellssa Ely remembers Bill Scantlebury of Betty Ann Food Shop.


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Cleanup slated for Golden Stairs Park. May 9

Land Use Council Grant Application for Annual Leonard Florence, Bulgroup Trust. Apply before May 15. Details

Dying Days: BH: Suffolk Downs gamblers must settle for simulcast horse races

Urgent: ABCD urges families, seniors to get help with utility bills NOW!

Baseball: East Boston Knights 2015 Season Preview

"Hitting the ground running," Rep. Madaro Files $300,000 in Budget Amendments for East Boston

Boston Shines: EB Main Streets leads effort to spring clean neighborhood May 9

BRA on the move: Approves two new housing projects

News: 2 injured after car drives off embankment in East Boston

Rally held: Parents of  missing Mexican students More at EBNews.

BBJ: Is Lend Lease's Clippership Wharf project what East Boston has waited for?

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Daily Racing Form: Plan calls for three racing dates at Suffolk Downs this summer


Call to Action: East Boston Skatepark Clean Up and Pizza! May 1

Installation of new Chamber officers set for April 30.

BetaBoston on East Boston's original innnovator Donald McKay; BG: A master designer in Boston built America’s fastest sailing ships

News: East Boston Malden Youth Hockey receives ‘Grow Hockey' grant from city of Malden

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Housing: (South End News) Residents Call for Just Cause Eviction Policy

On the Marathon bomber verdict:  Flynn: Take into account suffering families’ feelings, opinions

Great picks for Eastie: Walsh appoints Karen Buttiglieri, Mary Berninger to city's Massport Advisory Committee

Boston Public Market announces initial round of vendors for permanent, year-round local food market, Including East Boston business; Read more CornerStalkFarm East Boston  Globe coverage 4/26


BRA wants comments on 175 Orleans: Submit here BRA-CommentsLoftel  

A Challenge for BPS: BG: Boston schools’ language barriers persist: US says city failing to improve English skills for thousands 


http://www.colettebresilla.com/art/geishas/ Mayor Walsh announces "Borderless Bird" painting exhibition by Colette Bresilla

East Boston News: Another tribute to Bill Bagley

Economic Disparity:  New Boston Fed report finds large disparities in assets and debts among subpopulations in the greater Boston area

Q: Where Are the Safest Neighborhoods in Boston? A: East Boston is one of them.

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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.
EB HISTORY FROM THE EPA  Documerica Project photographer recreates landmark Neptune Road photographs. 
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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