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The Top 13 News Stories Of 2013

We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.

12/31/2013

Mayor Bloomberg's City Hall Portrait (Howard Wolfson/Twitter)

Mayor Bloomberg’s Official Portrait Hangs In City Hall

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is featured in front of the wall-less area he and his staff have worked in since shortly after he took office.

12/30/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Transit Union Calls Bloomberg’s NYC School Bus Plan Misleading

A recent study claims changes to the school bus service contracts will increase costs between $60 million to $239 million and not save the $20 million to $40 million as the mayor claims.

12/27/2013

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Mayor Bloomberg Spends Last Thanksgiving In Office Helping Those In Need

Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent his last Thanksgiving in office at the venerable Bowery Mission. The soup kitchen has been serving hot meals to hungry New Yorkers for more than a century.

11/28/2013

Exterior of MetLife Stadium (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

The Big Game At MetLife Means Big Money For City Charity Projects

The big game will be coming to the New York area in February and on Thursday the league joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg to announce the donation of big money a number of charity projects across the city.

10/10/2013

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Study: New York City Area Roadways Among Worst In The Country

More than half of New York-area urban roadways have pavement in poor condition, according to a new report by TRIP, a national transportation research group.

10/04/2013

Some of the 254 weapons that were seized as part of a police sting operation in New York City on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Seen At 11: Are Illegal Guns Being Sold In Your Neighborhood?

There is no denying it. In a suburban neighborhood in Midwood at least one criminal tried to sell a loaded 9-millimeter to undercover police officers while residents went about their day unaware.

09/27/2013

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Rename River Ave. For Mo Rivera? Boomer & Carton Say No Way

“I don’t think we should rename it,” Craig Carton said. “And I know we all go, ‘But Craig, he was so good. He’s the best ever. We should rename a street after him.’ Why? Why am I renaming River Avenue ‘Rivera Avenue?’”

09/18/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama (file / credit: Edward Reed / Mayor's Office, JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Says Stop-Frisk Veto Override ‘Election Year Politicking’

During his weekly radio show, Bloomberg shared secrets of his success, discussed President Obama & tobacco legislation, and said he’s not surprised by the stop and frisk veto override.

08/23/2013

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Chancellor Walcott Lashes Back At Mayoral Candidates Over Education Policies

Some of the candidates said that if elected they would not let new charter schools share space with traditional public schools as they do now. Such a change would make it difficult to open charter schools.

05/18/2013

Over 50 homes destroyed in a fire during Hurricane Sandy are viewed in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

$1.8 Billion In Federal Aid Coming To New York City Sandy Victims

Federal Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Friday that HUD had signed off on the city’s plans for spending its first chunk of Sandy aid money.

05/10/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley propose ban on tobacco product displays (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bloomberg Proposes ‘Hide The Cigs’ Legislation To Combat Youth Smoking

Under the new legislation, sellers would be required to keep tobacco products out of sight except during a purchase by an adult consumer or during restocking.

03/18/2013

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Eye On New York: A New Public Health Initiative, The Museum Of Mathematics, And More

This week Eye On New York looks at Mayor Bloomberg’s newest public health initiative, the only museum of mathematics in the northern hemisphere, and a major development in the fight against AIDS.

03/10/2013

A 32-ounce soda is filled at a Manhattan McDonalds on September 13, 2012.(Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Businesses Prepare For City’s Size Limit On Sugary Drinks, But Some Customers Aren’t Buying It

Some restaurants are ordering smaller glasses. Dunkin’ Donuts shops are telling customers they’ll have to sweeten and flavor their own coffee.

03/09/2013

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Storm-Damaged New York Aquarium To Partially Reopen This Spring

The aquarium has been closed since Oct. 29, when the storm surge came over and under the Coney Island Boardwalk, flooding all the buildings at the 14-acre park.

02/26/2013

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