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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The shortest month of the year was jam-packed with news.

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In the past 28 days, the Tri-State Area said farewell to former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who died at the age of 88.

“Ed, you did  great,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in his eulogy.

After announcing his resignation a couple of weeks ago, Pope Benedict XVI officially stepped down as pontiff on Thursday.

The area was rocked by a blizzard that dumped a couple of feet of snow in some areas.

Some residents in Suffolk County were left stranded along the Long Island Expressway as snow socked the area.

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“About 130 people were pulled out of vehicles,” a Suffolk County official said.

The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, in Super Bowl XLVII, but not before a power outage delayed play.

Longtime New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg officially announced plans to retire at the end of his term.

Drivers from all across the region have felt pain at the pump as gas prices continue to tick upwards.

And just last weekend, “Argo” won best picture on Hollywood’s biggest night. Other Oscar winners included actor Daniel Day-Lewis and supporting actress Anne Hathaway.

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What do you think was the biggest story of the month of February? Sound off in the comments section below…