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State Unemployment Rate (MA) 
5.5% June 2014

U.S. Unemployment Rate
6.1% June 2014

Metro Boston Unemployment Rate*
4.7% May 2014

State and Area Employment (000s)
3,404 May 2014

Jobs Added MA YoY
49,700 May 2014

Suffolk County Unemployment# & Rate 19,450 5.2% May 2014

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5.1% May 2014

U.S Productivity: -3.2% 1st Qtr. 2014

Suffolk County Avg. Wkly Wage
$1,741(4th Qtr 2013)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2012)
$29.51 (avg. hr)
$61,380 (avg. annual salary.)

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Housing Permits (MA):1238
May 2014

Massachusetts Homeownership Rate
66.2% (2013 - 1st Qtr.)

Four Quarter 2012 % Change in FHFA MSA-Level House Price Indexes (All Transactions Index, Boston 3.37 2013 Q3)

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U.S. CPI-U, All items, 12-month % change*
2.0% (4/2014 over 4/2013)
 
Boston Consumer Price Index 2.1% (5/2014 over 5/2013)

Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (Boston Metro 5/2012)
$29.51 (avg. hr)
$61,380 (avg. annual salary.)

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Boston Average Price - Gasoline, Unleaded Reg., Per Gallon/
$3.637 June 2014

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$4.123 per gallon (excl. taxes)
March 17, 2014

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The new East Boston Greenway Connector, built by Massport, opened for public use this week. The new path connects from Frankfort & Lovell Streets (just beyond Bremen Street Park) to a scenic vista at the Wood Island Bay Marsh, three-quarter miles away. So walk, run and enjoy the new Greenway - this is an exciting community asset years in the making


Walsh cuts ribbon at refurbished LoPresti Park

Crime News: DA: Suspect Charged in Alleged East Boston Arson

News: Missing man with Alzheimer's

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Latest Gambling News: Boston Compensation from Wynn Everett Down to Commission

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Business News: Meridian Bancorp, Inc. Completes Syndicated Community Offering

Update: Herald: Clergy against Casinos Video: Statement

Ramping up opposition to casinos: Conditions are Ripe for David to Beat Goliath on MA Casino Law, Press Conference Called For at Harvard University July 15 Herald story Religion and Politics do mix: BH: Churches crucial to casino fight

News: Maverick Marketplace Receives Prestigious Award From Boston Preservation Alliance Historical building at 154 Maverick preserved.

Politics: BG: Campatelli draws five challengers for register of probate post

Walsh signs it. Details. Basile supports.

BG: Money in deal for EB: $18M

Ribeiro: “We hoped for more from Mayor Walsh" 

Repeal The Casino Deal: Casino lawyers in pitch against ballot question scale back job estimate

Globe Editorial: East Boston should lobby MGC.

EAST BOSTON YOUR VOTE DOESN'T COUNT

Done deal: Globe: Boston, Mohegan Sun near deal on Revere casino; East Boston won’t be able to vote on project; financial details of pact being worked out

“Where’s Marianna - Aundi è Marianna? “ A Children’s Book written by East Boston local Lisa Cappuccio

Book Signing August 4
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Mark the date: The Jeffries Point Summer Sidewalk Sale: Sunday, August 17, 2014 11a - 5p

All hail Frankie!  Let's hear it for Frankie Spolsino and community spirit!

Campaign 2014: Myers launches campaign for State Rep on Thursday 6/26; Pledges to ‘Put Community First’

B&T: 34-Unit Apartment Project Approved In East Boston

LONG-AWAITED LOGAN STUDY NOW PUBLIC! The Logan Study involved interviews with more than 6,000 adults living within a 5-mile radius of the airport evaluating potential health impacts of air pollution and noise on residents in 17 communities within the study area. Study (PDF) Globe coverage.

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