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EMPLOYMENT DATA
State Unemployment Rate (MA)
4.2% May 2016

U.S. Unemployment Rate
4.7% May
2016

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
3.5% April
2016

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,545 May 2016

Jobs Added MA YoY
53,400 May 2016

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 15,185; 3.8% May. '16 NSA

Boston Unemployment Rates
3.6% May 2016

U.S Productivity: 0.6% 1st Qtr. 2016

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$1,943 (4th Qtr 2015)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2014)
$31.66 (avg. hr)
$65,860 (avg. annual salary.)

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Housing Permits (MA): 1138
April 2016

Massachusetts Homeownership Rate
60.5% (2015)

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Change in FHFA State House Price Indexes
(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2015Q3: 1.31)

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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
0.2% (5/2016 over 5/2015)
 
Boston Consumer Price Index
0.9% (3/2016 over 3/2015)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/$2.220 May 2016

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SJC says yes to slots ballot question: Coverage: Patch; Boston.com Milford Daily News; WWLP

Change.org petition: Request Fr. Wayne Belschner to Remain at Sacred Heart Parish

State House Blues: In New Estimates, State's Tax Revenue Shortfall Approaches $1B

Vigil! Dozens march for Blanca



Update! What an awful story!  BG: Teen who was found dead in Eastie faced treacherous trip from El Salvador




Fire on Frankfurt Street: $700,000 damage due to porch fire.


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Greenway Meeting June 23. at 6:30 PM at the Anna DeFronzo Center located at 395 Maverick Street, East Boston.

Victim Identified: Blanca Lainez, 19, of East Boston

BRUTAL! NECN: Face smashed in!  MURDER! Police: Woman Found Dead in East Boston Garage Was Murdered BPD News: Death Investigation in the Area of 54 Princeton Street  BG coverage  WHDH coverage

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Must-read: Peter Lucas: When Kevin White put up a great wall to my China trip

ITAM BLOOD DRIVE SET FOR JUNE 22 - Details

 
Kaplan Const. begins work on 40,000 s/f Lyman School Apartments Lyman School


News: BG: Mayor Walsh plans to invest $25.1 million in replacing doors and windows in Boston Public Schools

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Political diversity in EB? Trump sign causes anxiety among liberals; No outrage at defaced Trump signs however.

What's Happening? A lot on Bremen Street! Events this month at the East Boston Library

CAMBRIDGE P.C. LUNACY!  ELITE LIBERAL CITY SAYS GOODBYE TO COLUMBUS DAY!  Universal Hub

Tell Cambridge to get real. And to remember this piece

Electronic tolling coming to East Boston



Towed to East Boston! Coast Guard Raises Sunken Tug off Boston

Crime News: ICE HSI, partners arrest 66 Massachusetts gang members on gun and drug charges WCVB: Feds: Dozens of gang suspects swept up in RICO raids  Wicked Local has the list

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Update: BG: Man arrested! WCVB-TV Crime News: State Police Investigate Fatal Attack At Belle Isle Marsh Reservation  More 83 year-old man dies More: NECN More BH

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Muhammed Ali buried in East Boston-made casket

Change.org Petition Initiated: Meridian Street Library-City of Boston DND open up RFP again

Boston.com: Where we are likely to work; EB - Logan

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


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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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