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Radio Free Montone: A Look Back At 2013

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.

01/10/2014

Stan Brooks, 1010 WINS (Craig Warga/New York Daily News)

Saying Goodbye To Legendary 1010 WINS Newsman Stan Brooks

Stan Brooks died Monday of cancer at his home surrounded by family. He was just one month shy of his 87th birthday.

12/27/2013

Stan Brooks, 1010 WINS from August 2012 New York Daily News Article( Photo by Craig Warga/New York Daily News)

Remembering Stan Brooks: 1927-2013

Brooks died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday afternoon. He was 86.

12/23/2013

Stan Brooks Radio Room (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Radio Room At City Hall Renamed In Honor Of 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a moment to give out a special gift during the annual holiday party Tuesday night at Gracie Mansion.

12/18/2013

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

Mayor Bloomberg: Mayor-Elect De Blasio To Get Balanced Budget

After 12 years in office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he is presenting mayor-elect Bill de Blasio with a balanced budget.

11/21/2013

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Signs NYC Ban Of Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under 21

The legislation makes New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

11/19/2013

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Activists On Both Sides Hold Events In NYC On Casino Issue

Two events were held Thursday in New York City for and against the proposal that, if approved, would allow the development of as many as seven casinos across the state.

10/31/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

City Council Votes To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

It’s the latest effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to target the cigarette industry. New York would become the first major city to raise the age for buying cigarettes.

10/30/2013

Classroom (file / credit: clipart.com)

NYCLU Alarmed By Data About Suspensions, Arrests In NYC Schools

A New York Civil Liberties Union study released Tuesday said African-American and low-income youth — particularly those with special needs — are arrested in city public schools on a disproportionate basis.

10/29/2013

A damaged chair sits on the beach in Coney Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy on November 3, 2012.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Rebuilding Efforts Making NYC More Resilient To Future Storms

Speaking Tuesday on Coney Island, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city has “made an enormous amount of progress” over the past year.

10/29/2013

LED street light along Eastern Parkway, Oct. 24, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Bright Lights, Big City: NYC Swapping All 250,000 Street Lights To LED

LEDs can last for up to 20 years before they need to be replaced compared with a six-year life for the current high-pressure sodium street lights. The initiative will save the city about $14 million a year, Mayor Bloomberg said.

10/24/2013

Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio, Other City Leaders Promise Immigration Reform

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he is committed to immigration reform, regardless of whether the laws change in Washington.

10/23/2013

Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Day After Debate, Lhota Unleashes Attack Ad Targeting de Blasio’s Response To Motorcycle Melee

The spot is called “Can’t Go Back.” After running footage of the motorcycle melee, it segues to images from the 1970s and ’80s, depicting an overturned police car, a man holding a gun, and corpses on the ground.

10/16/2013

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Attorney: Cops In The Bronx Arrested Innocent People To Make Quotas

An attorney on Tuesday claimed some NYPD detectives in the Bronx lied and arrested innocent people over a period of several years, in an effort to meet quotas.

10/15/2013

File - A woman uses a tanning bed (Photo credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Health Department To Look At New Proposed Guidelines For Tanning Salons

Under the proposal, the health department would assume oversight of tanning salons from the state, which issues their permit.

10/15/2013

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