Readers' picks: Top local stories of 2013

It's been quite a year for Boston-area news. We'd like your input in ranking the big local stories of 2013, as reported by Boston.com's Your Town and Your Campus staff.

Below is a list of 30 popular stories based on the number of reader visits. Please select the 10 you find the most important, compelling, or interesting and drag them onto the list of your top stories.

Note: This ranking features Your Town and Your Campus reporting and does not include stories covered by The Boston Globe staff.
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Please rank your top 10 picks out of the selected 30 stories.

  • Boston University student among the dead from Marathon explosion

  • Nathaniel Fujita sentenced to life in prison in Wayland murder

  • Ernie Boch Jr.'s Norwood estate in the Wall Street Journal

  • 3 Somerville High soccer players charged with raping students

  • Brookline Police arrest man after alleged leaf blower violation

  • Pregnant Harvard grad killed in Kenya terrorist attacks

  • 30 officers needed to break up Somerville house party

  • Waltham police officer faces child pornography charges

  • Half of students in Harvard cheating scandal required to withdraw

  • 'Molly' overdoses in Quincy's Ocean Club lead to arrests

  • Concord-Carlisle High holds controversial 9/11 remembrance

  • Man faces 11 counts of animal cruelty in 'Puppy Doe' case

  • Photos show mystery aircraft over Quincy is not a drone

  • BC threatens to discipline students distributing condoms

  • Former state rep. arrested for allegedly receiving meth package

  • 3 local colleges among 'ugliest' in the country

  • Concord-Carlisle High student alleges school ignored bullying

  • Brookline land sold has ties to Tom Brady

  • Boston indefinitely bans parties at MIT frats, sororities, other groups

  • Harvard Square Dunkin' Donuts seen in 'Good Will Hunting' closes

  • Bentley University basketball player dies after collapsing at game

  • Driver disarms gunman in Newton road rage incident

  • Car passenger found in travel lane on Route 128 in Newton

  • Sulfur pockets cause a stink in the Fenway

  • Former BU professor found guilty of vehicular homicide

  • Off-duty Newton police officers egg superior officer's home

  • Pair arrested after toddler found roaming Cohasset parking lot

  • Couple weds at Emerson Hospital so dying grandfather can attend

  • Alleged intruder gets stuck on the roof in Arlington

  • 75 pianos to be installed in public spots around Boston

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