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NYC street renamed for Benjamin Wheeler

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A New York City street has been renamed in honor of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook School massacre last December. Family and friends of Benjamin Wheeler gathered Saturday for a ceremony in Queens. A sign saying Benjamin Wheeler Place was added to the sign post at 41st Street and Queens Boulevard. Benjamin […] [Read More]
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“Broadway Sings for Newtown” benefit is set

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“Broadway Sings for Newtown,” will be presented Thursday, September 19 at Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Road, in Bethel. The  7 p.m. performance will benefit HealingNewtown.com, a workshop and presentation space sponsored by the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission. All tickets are $35 general admission and are available at NewtownArtsFestival.com A cast of Broadway stars […] [Read More]
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NEA funds director for HealingNewtown

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The Newtown Cultural Arts Commission announced this week that a grant from the National Endowments of the Arts will enable them to recruit a Director of HealingNewtown, a site created after 12/14/2012 to support arts-focused efforts. The position will be sponsored by the NEA for six months. The Director will oversee day-to-day administration and operations […] [Read More]
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Broadway stars will perform at Newtown concert

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The 2013 Newtown Arts Festival announces a special benefit concert, “Broadway Sings for Newtown,” to be held as part of the festival’s eight days of cultural programming on Thursday, September 19 at Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Road, in Bethel at 7 p.m. All tickets are $35 general admission and are available at […] [Read More]
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Daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal marries

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Erica Lafferty, 27, the youngest daughter of Dawn Hochsprung, the Sandy Hook principal who was among the 26 killed in the December rampage, paid special homage to her mom at her July 6 wedding. Lafferty, who lives in Prospect, began her wedding day with a visit to her mother’s grave, in her wedding dress, PEOPLE magazine […] [Read More]
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Newtown rallies for Moore, OK tornado victims

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Members of  the Newtown VFW are partnering with the VFW in Oklahoma City to deliver aid to the tornado victims, a spokeswoman for the Newtown post’s auxiliary said Tuesday morning. “I have been working with Lynn Thompson, Adjutant of the Oklahoma City VFW, about how Newtown can help our fellow Americans in Oklahoma,” Donna Randle […] [Read More]
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Parkers describe their meeting with Peter Lanza

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The parents of one of the 20 first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre met with the gunman’s father for more than an hour in an effort to bring some closure to the tragedy, asking him about his son’s mental health and other issues. Alissa  and Robbie Parker told “CBS This Morning” in […] [Read More]
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NYC flash mob honors Newtown victims

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A group brought together through Facebook, Twitter and text messages gathered in Time Square Sunday afternoon and then 26 fell to the ground while others drew chalk outlines around them with names of the Newtown shooting victims. The flash mob was organized by a Broadway choreographer but drew many from other walks of life, the […] [Read More]
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Memorials will be removed next week

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Impromptu memorials to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hill Elementary School shootings will be removed next week, but will be “processed” into a permanent memorial, the Newtown Bee reports. First Selectwoman Pat Llodra made the decision, the local weekly reports. And while nothing has been decided about the school building itself, there have been […] [Read More]
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Newtown residents offered free acupuncture

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Members of CT Society of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine are offering free services to Newtown residents, the Newtown Bee reports. Read the full story here: http://newtownbee.com/News/News/2012/12-December/2012-12-20__18-53-06 [Read More]
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