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Flu has reached epidemic proportions
Flu has reached epidemic proportions
News Alexa Altman 1/12/2013 at 12:10PM

The early and rapid spread of this year’s flu season has had deadly consequences. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu has reached epidemic status, causing 7.3 percent of deaths last week. The CDC’s epidemic threshold is marked at 7.2 percent. Every region of the United States — excluding [...]

Bloomberg Bet Pays Off for Giants’ Fans
News Billy Rennison 2/09/2012 at 9:35AM

Big Blue’s victory is the gift that keeps on giving for Giants’ fans. Thanks to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s bet with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino four lucky fans will be getting an all-expense paid trip to Boston. The mayor’s each wagered a weekend excursion in their respective city for four fans of the winning team.  The [...]

Pols betting on Big Blue
News Billy Rennison 1/31/2012 at 3:11PM

While Las Vegas collects action on this weekend’s big game, local politicians are also looking to parlay Big Blue’s Super Bowl run into big winnings. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Boston counterpart, Thomas Menino, made a friendly bet on the big game — and if the Giants beat the New England Patriots on Sunday, February [...]