Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be long gone from Gracie Mansion, but some of his wacky policies just won’t go away. Recall that the former mayor passed a ban on the sale of sugary drinks of 16 ounces or more at certain, but not all, establishments back in 2012. The ordinance was challenged in the courts and ultimately overturned. Now, state Assemblyman Matthew Titone, (D-Staten Island) has taken up the challenge and wants to bring it back – in a new and improved version! Titone’s proposal would ban the sale of sugary drinks to all minors statewide! Don’t fret though, adults with a valid ID could still buy 16 ounces of soda! Bloomberg’s successor, Mayor Bill de Blasio must want to pick up where his predecessor left off. Just last week, the city Sanitation Department starting putting in place the regulations for the de Blasio plan to mandate composting by the city’s restaurants. Initially, the mandate will only apply to large operators (where do franchised businesses fall?), but eventually, the plan calls for mandatory composting by all restaurants within the city limits! Watch for more to come on this . . .