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State Unemployment Rate (MA)
3.9% September 2017

U.S. Unemployment Rate
4.2% September
2017

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
3.5% August 2017

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,620 August 2017

Jobs Added MA YoY
57,400 August 2017

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 15,813; 3.7% August 17 NSA

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3.6% August 2016

U.S Productivity: 1.5% 2nd 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.)

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Housing Permits (MA): 1237
August 2017

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59.7% (2016)

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

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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
0.4% (8/2017 over 8/2016) All Items YoY: +1.9%
 
Boston Metro Consumer Price Index
2.2% (7/2017 over 7/2016)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/ 2.329 August 2017

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$2.663 per gallon 10/2/17 (excl. taxes) 

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R.I.P. Maxine Tassinari Teixeira, former EBCN columnist

The power of incumbency: BH: Walsh cancels "volunteer" door-knocking. It was self-serving, you know.

Low unemployment: MA Employment Situation: Good News: U-Rate 3.9; 9,300 jobs added in September

Violent Hit-and-Run in EB: Fox25 Was off-duty Uber driver; Victim helped by Good Samaritan

October 23: Gove Street Citizens Association Meeting

It's here: October Italian Heritage Month Calendar 

WGBH: Suffolk Downs, "The centerpiece"

SuffolkDowns for Amazon

Yes, Mr. Mayor but what will you do about the traffic?
WBUR: Walsh Says The Amazon Bid Is Focused On An East Boston Site, i.e. Suffolk Downs In its own pitch, New Hampshire dumps on MA and its "headaches".


Fox 25: Program helps EastBoston HS sailing team to get back on the water  


East Boston High School: "Underperforming"; A mayoral "concern"

Politics: Mayor Walsh, Massport announce new commitments: Piers Park II, Senior Center, traffic study

To the Big House: BH: MS-13 leader gets 10 years DOJ Statement

D1 politics:
Fmr. State Representative Carlo Basile Endorses Stephen Passacantilli for City Council

Politics: Margaret Farmer endorses Lydia Edwards for District 1 City Council

At union-sponsored STAR Event: Two East Boston residents each win a pick-up

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Free computer training through East Boston APAC: Details

At Boston East: Celebrity Designers Cortney and Robert Novogratz Highlight Unique Interior Style
 

NorthendWaterfront.com:  Rep. Madaro endorses Edwards


Mark the date! Salesian Boys and Girls 11th Annual Pasta Dinner: November 17

News: LaMattina honored in North End for service

Crime News: "Droopy" in the dock: DOJ Three 18th Street Gang Members/Associates Plead Guilty to Gun Trafficking Charges

Wasted? Pro-marijuana groups say no to revenue for pot-free towns

Politics: Fmr. City Councilor & Mayoral Candidate John Connolly Endorses Stephen Passacantilli for City Council

EastBoston.com breaks it all down for you! District results by ward -- How East Boston voted in the race for District 1 City Council.  And the Mayor's Race. Eastie overwhelmingly supports incumbent Mayor Walsh

WBUR: East Boston responds to recent
Daily Item of Lynn:  Lynn enters the race to lure Amazon's second HQ; Suffolk Downs emerges

Dear Mayor Walsh: We are still waiting for Tom Malone's sign to be restored at Central Square Tom Malone

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Back-to-school-fair: On the heels of new contract, Boston Teachers Union hosts event to help students from all backgrounds

Time to step up: BH: Locals spring into action to assist Mexico

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

Fr. John to remain in East Boston: Salesian Boys & Girls Club seeking new executive director 

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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?

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

TELL CAMRIDGE TO GET REAL
 
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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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