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Headlines: Newburgh mayor appears in rap video, Yorktown Jewish Center to close, summer concerts kickoff

Here are some stories making headlines in the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2021, 11:00 AM

Updated 1,115 days ago

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Here are some stories making headlines in the Hudson Valley.
The mayor of Newburgh is under fire for his role in a rap video that critics say glorifies gangs and gun violence. Officials are trying to crack down on illegal firearms in Newburgh, which is why Mayor Torrance Harvey's cameo now has the city's top official under fire. The mayor declined to be interviewed but he tells News 12 he never authorized his image to be used, and is considering speaking with an attorney. For more on the story, click here.
After nearly 70 years, a religious institution in the town of Yorktown is closing its doors for good. The Yorktown Jewish Center is set to close at the end of this month, according to a co-president. They're saying one of the reasons is a decline in membership. The building and its property are now up for sale. Any sale must be approved by the state attorney general's office.
A summer concert series kicks off next week in the Hudson Valley. The Feel Good Music Series will be bringing live concerts and educational workshops to Charles Point Park in Peekskill every other Saturday from June to August. All shows are free and open to the public.


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