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State Unemployment Rate (MA)
5.5% December 2014

U.S. Unemployment Rate
5.7% January 2015

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
4.3% December 2014

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,447 December 2014 

Jobs Added MA YoY
60,900 December 2014

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 17,672; 4.6% Dec. 2014 NSA

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4.5% December 2014

U.S Productivity: 1.8% 4th Qtr. 2014(p)

Suffolk County Avg. Wkly Wage
$1,463 (2nd Qtr 2014)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2013)
$29.97 (avg. hr)
$62,340 (avg. annual salary.)

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Housing Permits (MA):1076
January 2015

Massachusetts Homeownership Rate
65.3% (2013)

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

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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
-0.4% (12/2014 over 12/2013)
 
Boston Consumer Price Index
-0.5% (12/2014 over 12/2013)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/$2.690 December 2014

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February 9, 2014

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City Hall News: Mayor Walsh Appoints Claudia Correa As Neighborhood Liaison For East Boston

Yo Adrian! It's Madaro! Congrats to the Democratic nominee...BH: Madoro wins close race

A setback for the Mayor's machine? Unions lose big time with Ruggerio pick.

ADRIAN C MADARO 1498 42.09%
JOSEPH RUGGIERO 1140 32.03%
EDWARD W DEVEAU 570 16.02%
LOUIS M SCAPICCHIO 174 4.89%
CAMILO HERNANDEZ 173 4.86%
Write-in Votes 4 0.11%


Stats: Registered Voters 17317 - Cards Cast 3683 -- 21.27% Turnout

Background: Politics: The BNN-TV interview with A. Madaro; Globe: East Boston Democrats battle for backers

BPD News: Great Work Recognized - Commissioner's Commendation Presented to Life Saving Officer in East Boston

Business News: 11.5M Paris Village Project to Add Housing in East Boston

Paris Street Development 2015

Suffolk Downs: Daily Item of Lynn: Horsemen all in with Suffolk Downs

Not so fast Mr. Mayor: BH: Eastie residents: Clear streets and we’ll remove space-savers


Crime News: BG: Teen boy arrested in East Boston on drug, gun charges

Crime News: BG: East Boston man pleads guilty to armed carjacking

Sports; Eastie loses to St. John's by one point

Suffolk Downs: GT: Horse racing needs legislative OK to return to Suffolk

Update from Malden East Boston Youth Hockey

Malden East Boston Youth Hockey

USA! USA! Eruzione: "The streets in East Boston were lined with people waving flags."

R.I.P. East Boston's Vinny Celeste, World War II vet. ran against JFK for Senate as GOP standard bearer. "I don’t live on the Riviera. I live in East Boston.”
 
East Boston 2020: Olympic Stadium at Suffolk Downs?  Any plan for the site must meet community principles, approval

The real question is why does Zip Car need a special favor? BostInno

BMRB: Boston’s taxable value surpasses $100 billion for the first time

YouTube history of EB 1949: Street cars in East Boston

Time to sign up for fuel assistance at APAC.

Eastie gets organized. NOAH building a directory of civic organizations. Make sure your group gets listed.


Arts: 13th Annual EAST BOSTON Open Studios! Details

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SETTING THE HISTORICAL RECORD STRAIGHT! TThe 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. 
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