MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Mount Vernon this week:
- A man was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon outside a Mount Vernon apartment complex.
- The children of New York gubernatorial candidate County Executive Rob Astorino will be among thousands of students boycotting the New York State Common Core English Language Arts exam , Astorino announced in a video.
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York State lawmakers passed a $140 billion budget that provides tax relief for businesses, homeowners and renters.
- Four Westchester Workforce Development Academy for Youth students, Shariff Grant, Mckiy Hewitt and Jamie Fernandez are leaving Mount Vernon to join the U.S. armed forces .