Thursday, February 2, 2017
De Blasio won't kill innocent groundhog this year
From SI Live:
Mayor Bill de Blasio won't risk dropping Staten Island Chuck again this Groundhog Day.
Three years after a potentially-fatal fumble on his first Groundhog Day as mayor, de Blasio will skip the Staten Island Zoo's annual ceremony for the second year in a row.
"The Mayor's on Staten Island as much as possible and that will continue in 2017," de Blasio spokeswoman Jessica Ramos said. "We doubt the groundhog will be heartbroken."
The mayor's office didn't say what de Blasio would be doing on Thursday instead of attending the 7 a.m. ceremony.
The Staten Island Zoo said Public Advocate Letitia James will officiate instead of de Blasio.