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EMPLOYMENT DATA
State Unemployment Rate (MA)
3.7% October 2017

U.S. Unemployment Rate
4.1%
October 2017

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
3.3% September 2017

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,643 October 2017

Jobs Added MA YoY
69,000 October 2017

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 13,410; 3.1% October 17 NSA

Boston Unemployment Rates
3.1% October 2016

U.S Productivity: 3.0% 3rd Qtr. 2017 est. 

Suffolk County Avg. Wkly Wage
$2,016 (1st Qtr 2017)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2016)
$32.66 (avg. hr)
$67,930 (avg. annual salary.)

HOUSING
Housing Permits (MA): 1568
October 2017

Massachusetts Homeownership Rate
59.7% (2016)

HomeOwnership Rate for MA 2013

Change in FHFA State House Price Indexes
(Seasonally Adjusted, Purchase-Only Index, 2017Q2:1.96)

CONSUMER

U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
0.1% (10/2017 over 10/2016) All Items YoY: +2.0%
 
Boston Metro Consumer Price Index
2.7% (9/2017 over 9/2016)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/ 2.560 October 2017

Massachusetts Average Price Heating Oil
$2.877 per gallon 11/27/17 (excl. taxes) 

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Update: BG: Arrest made More here

WCVB-TV: Man shot dead at Marginal and Orleans - "Not random" More from NECN Associated Press: "Pushed out of car?"  Related to Revere incident?

WBUR: Our Immigrant Abuelitas, Nonnas And Grandmothers Take Their Place In A New Mural

Dec8-2017GrandmotherMuralGreenway

Eastie's Eddie Palladino "The Voice of the Boston Celtics at the Garden."


 

East Boston resident Margot Rood to sing at Handel & Hayden Society Bach Christmas: December 13 & 17 East Boston Margot Rood Singer

December 15: Eastie Elves Event

COMING SOON: A NEW DESIGN FOR EASTBOSTON.COM!

BG: Maverick Sq. development "too small"? "YIMBY" Backgrounder on YIMBY

Update: Mayor Walsh, Boston EMS Graduates 22 EMTs, celebrates 7 staff promotions Background: The shortage of ambulances: "Someone is going to die"

Herald: Feds: MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to role in killing of 15-year-old  More BH DOJ: Press release Background: Yes, it's a problem: WBUR: New Testimony Paints A Picture Of Alleged MS-13 Violence, Organization In Greater Boston DOJ: MS-13's "Chucky" headed for the Big House  Good! 22 Arrested Locally as Part of Massive MS-13 Gang Crackdown

My Fox Boston 25 News: East Boston residents at hearing: Electrical substation is "ticking time bomb" Video: Mayor Walsh supports substation

NOAH's 30th Annual Dinner Meeting
December 14, 2017, at 6 PM at Spinelli's in Day Square. Details

December 12: EB Kiwanis Christmas Party with EBARC

Survey: We want more harbor ferry service

Brookline Town Meeting sacks Columbus Day. Dominic Amara has the rundown! "It’s my personal belief that the attack on Christopher Columbus is part of a larger conspiracy to rewrite American history and traditions along the lines of political correctness."

Eastie Real Estate boom: Prices in EB have doubled in the last 5 years.  Curbed Boston: What $600,000 buys you

Where's the graffitti police?

GraffittiMessin#EastBoston


Conte: Boston Business Journal: Why Amazon should 'one-click' Massachusetts for its second HQ; TIA: Boston ranked in the top five for Amazon HQ2 WSJ: In top 5  But maybe not enough says WCVB BBJ: How the decision to lead with Suffolk Downs emerged in Amazon bid


Thank you! Tom Malone's sign is back up in Central Square; Tribute to a great friend of East Boston restored after square rehab NewTomMaloneSign


STANDING HEADLINES

The Map: Educational attainment in East Boston. Take a look

Conte at NewBostonPost.com: Millennials Like the Hub, But Can They Afford To Live Here?

History Online: East Boston Community News Archive @ NU (All Years)

The Herald does us a public service: City payroll database

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

Watch the trailer for "Destination East Boston" here

Tune in: Eastie has a radio station #MakeSomeWaves for 94.9FM!

From the archives (1997): Conte on the Flats Section of East Boston

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

HEY CAMBRIDGE TAKE THIS!  The Italian American Experience in the People's Republic

TELL CAMRIDGE TO GET REAL
 
And to remember this piece
ARCHIVES: Ancestry-Ethnic Group 1980
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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