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Ask Eric: Least Active Tropical Season?

From @jjconlon via Twitter: Is this one of the least active seasons in the Tropics in history? Surprisingly, as of this writing on September 12th we are ahead of the average pace for named storms in the Atlantic! According to statistics maintained by NOAA and the National Hurricane Center, the Atlantic season is usually between…

3rd Case Of West Nile Virus Case In Mass.

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials say a Boston-area woman is the third person confirmed with mosquito-borne West Nile virus this summer. The health department said Friday that the Suffolk County resident in her 60s was hospitalized but has been discharged. Health officials said in August that a Norfolk County man in his 30s and…

Yankees’ Gardner Has Grade 1 Strain In Rib Cage

BOSTON (AP) — Add another one to a list of key injuries for the New York Yankees. Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects leadoff hitter Brett Gardner will be out for a lengthy stretch and possibly the rest of the regular season. Girardi made the announcement before New York opened a three-game series with the Boston…

JetBlue delays have little impact at BTV

Dozens of JetBlue flights were delayed Friday after a computer failure limited the airline’s ability to dispatch planes. But the glitch had little impact at Burlington’s airport. …read more Source: CBS Vermont – WCAX     

Newton South Cancels Powderpuff Football Game; Cites Bullying, Sexism

NEWTON (CBS) – The principal at Newton South High School is coming under fire over a decision to cancel the school’s annual powderpuff football game. For years, girls from the school’s senior class have squared off against girls from the junior class during the week before Thanksgiving. But in a letter to parents, Principal Joel…

Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of Boxing

By Jason Keidel At the risk of sounding like the very geriatrics I swore to ignore, the ones frozen in the fairy tale, photoshopped halcyon years, you have to be of a certain vintage to know how big boxing used to be. Before it was relegated to the back alleys of the sports section, nestled…

Felger & Mazz: September 13, 2013

Felger and Massarotti opened the day taking a look at the home opener win by the Patriots over the New York Jets. While the game itself was ugly, it was still a win for the Pats. The guys discussed how close the game was and whether it really matters that it was only 13-10. Did…

Edsall Returns To Connecticut As Head Coach Of Maryland

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut fans are expected to boo at least one head coach on Saturday, but whether their wrath will be directed more at Randy Edsall or Paul Pasqualoni will have a lot to do with how the Huskies play against Maryland. The Terrapins, after all, are the team Edsall left UConn to…

Bulger Defense Costs Exceed $2.6 Million

BOSTON (CBS) – It looks like taxpayers are on the hook for close to $3 million for the cost of James “Whitey” Bulger’s defense in his racketeering trial. Read: Bulger Defense Costs Court Document (.pdf) A court document shows Bulger’s attorneys J.W. Carney and Hank Brennan have billed the court for more than $2.4 million…

L.I. Doctors Give 10-Year-Old Ecuadorean Boy A Reason To Smile

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A 10-year-old Ecuadorean boy born with a severely deformed lower lip is going home with a new smile. Doctors at Stony Brook University Hospital said they’ve performed about 10 surgeries since January on Kevin Rosero. The boy’s lip ballooned over his chin, making it difficult to eat and impossible to…

Ryan Insists It’s Realistic Sanchez Could Return This Season

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Call it optimistic or delusions of grandeur, Rex Ryan insists it’s realistic that Mark Sanchez could recover in time from a shoulder injury to play for the New York Jets this season. Sanchez, hurt in the team’s third preseason game, is rehabilitating his shoulder rather than immediately having season-ending surgery. The…