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Estimates Show 10,800 New Jobs Created in October

The state's workforce development officials say the gain follows a loss of 5,500 jobs in September.

Today is Friday, Nov. 18. Here are five things you need to know today.

1. The state's labor office delivered positive news this week: 10,800 new jobs were created in Massachusetts in October. The gain followed a loss of 5,500 jobs in September, according to a press release from the office. The state's unemployment rate is still at 7.3 percent, but that's (at least) below the national 9 percent.

2. Interested in getting involved with the Charlestown Preservation Society? The group is hosting a this Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

3. What's the fall out of this warm weather? The opening of the Frog Pond has been delayed ! Apparently it needs to be below 55 degrees during the day to make it work. No new date has been scheduled.

4. The  at the  offers to have you pay a $5 donation to local charities in exchange for "incredible discounts at participating stores, restaurants, and attractions." It's happening for two days - today and tomorrow - from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Get your shopping done early and support: American Diabetes Association, Amnesty International, Teen Empowerment,  and more. Full list and more info here .

5. Today's forecast: Sunny, with a high near 50.

And for more info on what's happening around the neighborhood, check out our events calendar. And please, feel free to post your own.

graciebryant November 18, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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