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More than 100 get virus on California cruise

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:52
A cruise line says more than 100 passengers have now contracted the highly contagious norovirus as a ship tours California ports, but fewer than 15 are still complaining of symptoms.






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Boston officials issue advisory due to unusual rise in flu cases

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:52
Boston health officials have issued a public health advisory due to a sudden uptick in confirmed influenza cases.






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Words With Frenz mailbag: Dominique Easley has look of future Patriots defensive tackle

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 18:20
Could the Patriots add another player from Florida through the draft? Are Ryan Mallett's days numbered in New England? Find out in this week's Words With Frenz mailbag.






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A quick note about 99 Bottles

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:49
If you're a regular reader of 99 Bottles (thanks to whoever it is, I owe you a beer), you may have noticed something different lately.






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Massachusetts had 10th most power outages in US last year, study finds

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:34
The 2013 Blackout Tracker Annual Report found that there were 98 reported outages in Massachusetts up from 74 outages the prior year.






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"102 HOURS' illustrates Boston Marathon bombings through iconography

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:34
Cambridge-based Tank Design has created “102 HOURS,” a book using iconography to represent the events during and following the day of the Boston Marathon bombings.






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‘Girl Meets World' trailer is sickeningly sweet

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:34
The trailer for “Girl Meets World” is sickeningly sweet. We're talking donut, covered in Pixy Stick, then dunked in hot chocolate, sweet. So sweet it makes our heads hurt.
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Collaborative space at work in Boston City Hall

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:18
Part of Boston's City Hall has been converted into a collaborative workspace aimed at building a stronger workforce community.






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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Vogue cover may outsell Beyonce, Obama

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:18
Kimye's Vogue cover is selling like hotcakes, and it's all. your. fault.






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Cold weather has been tough on maple syrup farmers

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:03
Maple syrup farmers say cold weather has cut down on their production this year. “There's a saying,” Ben Kezar, the owner of Valley View Maple Farm in Springfield, N.H., said. “If you want to have fun, go to Las Vegas. If you want to gamble, make maple syrup.”






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Muslims for Life campaign holding blood drive in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victims

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:32
With just over a week before the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, one organization is marking the day by asking people to give back.






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Why you shouldn't park in front of fire hydrants

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:16
It took a fire in East Boston to show an unlucky BMW owner exactly why you're not supposed to park in front of fire hydrants.






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Prosecutor mocks Pistorius' version of events

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:16
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself and he apologized — then went right back to trying to pick holes in the testimony of the double-amputee runner.






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Governor signs increase in benefit for public safety workers who die in line of duty

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:16
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today signed a bill increasing the state's death benefit for the families of public safety personnel killed in the line of duty.






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Audit: Roxbury Community College athletic center illegally charged public high schools $24,000

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:01
The Roxbury Community College athletic center illegally charged public high schools more than $24,000 to host track meets, according to by a report by the state auditor.






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Masters opens with Woods on the sideline

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:45
Without Tiger Woods or a dominant figure, this year's tournament is seen as the most wide-open Masters in years.






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5 totally amazing Easter brunch recipes to try

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:29
Oh, you brought quiche?






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The ‘Mad Men' world of Boston sports

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:29
Here's a look at who's who in the cast of potential “Mad Men” characters we have right here in the Hub.






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50 pounds of marijuana allegedly found in Wayland traffic stop

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:29
A Braintree woman is facing drug trafficking charges after State Police allegedly discovered 5o pounds of marijuana in the trunk of her car during a traffic stop in Wayland on Wednesday afternoon.






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Celebrity look-alikes

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:14
We've gotten submissions from the Hub and New England (sometimes beyond) for people who could be ringers for famous stars. We also want to hear from you.






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