Singer Herb Reed died in a Massachusetts hospice on Monday at the age of 83. He was the last surviving original member of the Platters whose hit records include Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Only You and The Great Pretender.
Mr. Reed never stopped performing. His last appearance was five months ago at a restaurant. The Missouri native is survived by one son and three grandsons. Source
New York may be going green now that Gov. Cuomo wants to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. His proposal could reduce the number of NYPD stop-and-frisk arrests. Cuomo is pushing for legislative approval before the Albany session ends in three weeks. Source