Ask me on a Friday what story I covered on the Monday of the same week and most weeks I’d have to flip open the pages of my reporter’s notebook to answer you. But some stories stick.
Of all the stories that made headlines this year, these kept you talking for days. It was difficult to limit this list to 13, but we did our best. We hope you enjoy taking a look back of some of the events that we were glued to over the past 12 months.
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.
The Emmy Awards will feature five special memorial tributes, including one to “Glee” star Cory Monteith, organizers said.
The late “Sopranos” star also left millions to his wife and relatives. A will dated Dec. 19 was filed yesterday in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court.
The British newspaper The Daily Mail claims Baldwin’s 29-year-old yoga instructor wife, Hilaria, tweeted about fruit smoothie recipes and shopping for a wedding anniversary present during the funeral services Thursday.
The creator of “The Sopranos” said at James Gandolfini’s funeral that the actor brought the traits of a sad boy, “amazed and confused,” to the role of Tony Soprano.
Broadway theaters were also expected to dim their marquee lights at 8 p.m. Wednesday in memory of the actor who earned a Tony Award nomination in 2009 for his role in the award-winning “God of Carnage.”
The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed for one minute at 8 p.m. Wednesday to honor the late stage and screen actor.
James Gandolfini died Wednesday in Rome at age 51.
Gandolfini’s body departed Rome earlier Sunday, in a plane that landed at Newark International Airport around 9 p.m., 1010 WINS reported.
The services for Gandolfini, 51, are expected to be held at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Upper Manhattan.
An autopsy confirmed that the New Jersey native and actor died of a heart attack, with no evidence of substance abuse or foul play, a family spokesman said Friday.
Steve Schirripa joined WFAN host Mike Francesa in studio on Friday to discuss the life of Gandolfini and expound upon the man that he was, both on the screen and off.
Those who followed the series religiously know that sports was a big part of Tony Sopranos’ life.