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Martha Taylor withdraws City Council bid
Martha Taylor withdraws City Council bid
Northeast Melissa Chan 2/05/2013 at 8:20AM

An ailing Jamaica Estates lawyer has rescinded her bid for City Council. Martha Taylor, 72, announced late Monday she will no longer run for a vacant council seat in the 24th District due to “recent health concerns” that would disrupt campaigning. “I am stepping out of this race, but my fight for our community is [...]

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 [...]