newtown shooting

Sunnyside street named in honor of Sandy Hook victim
Sunnyside street named in honor of Sandy Hook victim
West Angy Altamirano 9/10/2013 at 12:36PM

Sandy Hook victim Benjamin Wheeler’s name will live on forever next to the No. 7 train he loved to ride and the Sunnyside street where the world got its first look at him. Ben, 6, originally from Sunnyside, was one of the 20 children who were killed in the gunfire at Sandy Hook Elementary School [...]

Bayside Little League team wins it for Newtown victims
Bayside Little League team wins it for Newtown victims
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 7/02/2013 at 10:25AM

BY CHARLES OSBORN Jerry Costa has been managing little league teams for nine years, starting when his son turned five. But this season was different. The Katie Den Little League team out of Bayside not only won all 20 of its games this season; they won on behalf of victims of the December 2012 shooting [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/03/2013 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 77. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80%. Monday night: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 57. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/28/2013 at 7:33AM

 TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with snow, then ice pellets and snow in the afternoon. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80% . Monday night: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 37. Winds from the SW at [...]

NY passes toughest gun laws in country
NY passes toughest gun laws in country
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/15/2013 at 4:27PM

Less than a week after Governor Andrew Cuomo promised to make New York the leader in gun safety, the State Legislature voted in favor of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement, or NY SAFE Act, that would effectively keep weapons away from the mentally ill and crack down on illegal guns. The State Senate voted [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/09/2013 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night: Clear. Low of 36. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Indians in the Caribbean A photographic exhibition of arts, culture and nation building (1900-1950) at the Rajkumari Cultural Center in Richmond Hill, Indians [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/31/2012 at 7:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of snow after midnight. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 25. Winds [...]

NY newspaper publishes controversial map of local gun owners
NY newspaper publishes controversial map of local gun owners
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/26/2012 at 2:28PM

A New York newspaper is receiving criticism for posting an online map of gun permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties as the country debates firearm control following the Sandy Hook shooting. On its website this Saturday, The Journal News, using data gathered from Freedom of Information requests and Google Maps, published the names and [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/24/2012 at 7:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 39 with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%. Monday Night: Overcast with snow and rain, then rain after midnight. Low of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of the DAY: Queens Young Professionals Holiday Party Recently, the Queens Young Professionals group formed to provide resources and [...]