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 [...]

Sunnyside holds fundraiser for Sandy Hook victim
Sunnyside holds fundraiser for Sandy Hook victim
News Angy Altamirano 2/25/2013 at 3:33PM

Although distance now separates them, the Sunnyside community came together last weekend to show the Wheeler family they are not alone in their tragic loss. Through the planning of Sunnymoms, a group of local parents who get together and share tips, and other members of the Sunnyside community, around 300 people came together on Saturday, [...]

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 12/19/2012 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 [...]

How to talk to your child about tragedy
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 12/18/2012 at 9:36AM

With the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut plastered all over the news, chances are that children are going to catch a glimpse of a television broadcast or overhear a conversation about it. Helaine Shahar, a Bayside-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), gave The Courier some insight into how [...]

Experts say Asperger’s syndrome has no ties to violence
News Melissa Chan 12/18/2012 at 9:00AM

A diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome had no link to shooting suspect Adam Lanza’s decision to kill in cold blood, experts said. “The eyes of the world are on this wrenching tragedy,” said Dr. Valerie Paradiz, director of Autistic Global Initiative. “With 1 in 88 now diagnosed, misinformation could easily trigger increased prejudice and misunderstanding.” Lanza [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/18/2012 at 6:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 55. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 41. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 [...]

Bloomberg demands a plan to end gun violence
Bloomberg demands a plan to end gun violence
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/17/2012 at 2:25PM

Dozens of Americans affected by gun violence joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for the release of 34 videos renewing the call for the federal government to reduce gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The 34 videos each tell the personal story of survivors and family members of [...]

Queen’s Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/17/2012 at 7:55AM

TODAY’s FORECAST  Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 54. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Monday night: Overcast with rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.9 in. possible. EVENT of the [...]

20 children killed in Connecticut elementary school shooting
News Billy Rennison 12/14/2012 at 12:49PM

Dozens were shot at  a Connecticut elementary school this morning leaving at least 26 dead, including 20 children, said Connecticut state police.  According to multiple reports, the shooter has been identified by officials as Adam Lanza, 20.  Earlier reports indicated his brother Ryan Lanza as the shooter. The shooting took place at approximately 9:40 a.m. [...]