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Victoria Soto. Photo courtesy of Eastern Connecticut State University

Victoria Soto’s brother recalls Sandy Hook shootings

Carlos Soto, 16, told an interviewer at a conference on gun  violence on Monday that after his sister, Victoria, a 27-year-old teacher was killed in the  at Sandy Hook shootings “I believe I lay in my
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NYC street renamed for Benjamin Wheeler

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
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“Broadway Sings for Newtown” benefit is set

“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
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NEA funds director for HealingNewtown

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
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Broadway stars will perform at Newtown concert

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
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Daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal marries

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.
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Newtown rallies for Moore, OK tornado victims

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
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Parkers describe their meeting with Peter Lanza

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,
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NYC flash mob honors Newtown victims

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
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Memorials will be removed next week

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
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