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Cuomo Criticized For Ties To Committee To Save New York (Gannett/ Journal News)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ties to the Committee To Save New York drew criticism today from some advocacy groups and Sen. Ruben Diaz, D-Bronx.

The New York Times reported that the Cuomo administration asked gambling companies to contribute to the Committee To Save New York rather than spending their own money on ads. The committee spent more than $10 million last year to promote Cuomo’s agenda.

Mayor Shuts Down Council Meeting as Emotions Flare (Newburgh Circle)

May 15, 2012: Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy shut down Monday’s city council meeting after activist Omari Shakur refused to stop speaking during the public comment session. Shakur, saying he was “on fire,” tried to press the mayor to take more action to get an independent investigator to look into the killing of Michael Lembhard by police in March.

No answers for Lembhard family (YNN)

Since the police-involved shooting of Michael Lembhard, Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy says she wants to improve the relationship between the public and police. But there's only one move that will satisfy the family of Michael Lembhard. Our John Wagner has the latest.

May 15, 2012: NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- "They're trying to pacify it, they're trying to prolong it, and hopefully it goes away," said Yusef Belford, Community Voices Heard leader.