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Mayor Bill de Blasio and others pose with Staten Island Chuck on Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Mayor Bill de Blasio Drops Staten Island Chuck; Groundhog Predicts Long Winter

The Staten Island Zoo’s celebrity groundhog predicted New York’s brutal winter thus far will hang around a while longer.


Ohio prosecutor Mike Gmoser holds a sign indicting Punxsutawney Phil for a "misrepresentation of spring." (credit: CBS 2)

Punxsutawney Phil Indicted For ‘Misrepresentation Of Early Spring’

Apparently upset over the lack of warm weather, Ohio prosecutor Mike Gmoser has filed an indictment against Phil, charging a “misrepresentation of early spring.”


Mayor Bloomberg and Staten Island Chuck on Feb. 2, 2012. (credit: Twitter.com/@nycmayorsoffice)

Staten Island Chuck Says ‘Spring Is Coming’

Staten Island Chuck, the resident rodent prognosticator of the five boroughs, says spring is coming early. Chuck did not see his shadow.