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  • NYHQ spells out swine flu prevention

    Queens’s top physicians give their tips on how to beat the swine flu.

  • Widower set to sue city over swine flu death

    The wife of Mitchell Wiener, who was the first New York City resident to die of the H1N1 virus, shocked the city when she filed a notice against it for her husband’s death.

  • City’s medical centers have tough fight against flu surge

    This season’s flu epidemic is putting its toll on New York’s pharmacies and medical centers.

  • Jamaica teacher charged with having affair with student

    A Qns. middle school teacher has been accused of taking advantage of one of his teen students.

  • B’klyn health network to take over Peninsula

    A Rockaway Hospital near the end of its rope just received a last second revival.

  • Fallen principal still watches over IS 238

    Assistant Principal Mitchell Wiener may not be telling jokes over the PA system at I.S. 238, but his years of dedication and care for students and staff still pushes people forward.

  • Flu tested hospitals’ mettle

    Queens’s hospital administrators look back at how they handled the borough’s swine flu outbreak of 2009.

  • St. Francis Prep takes stock one year later

    In a year since St. Francis Prep experienced its swine flu epidemic, the first reported case in the U.S., the school has seen little changes. However, administrators, students and teachers say the experience made them all stronger.

  • Pride, support proved best Rx for afflicted student

    One of the swine flu victims from St. Francis Prep High school shares her memories of being diagnosed, suffering and ultimately recovering from the disease.

  • Bio

      Ivan Pereira has been reporting on news in New York City since 2005.  Born and raised in the metropolitan area,  his strong knowledge of New York City has helped him produce numerous breaking news and feature articles that span a wide variety of topics. Ivan earned his Bachelor’s degree from New York University’s Arthur L. […]