Sandy Hook shooting

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/25/2013 at 7:07AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 37 with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 34 with a windchill as low as 27F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: The Art [...]

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, [...]

Op-Ed: Essential steps in the fight against gun violence
Op-Ed: Essential steps in the fight against gun violence
News Queens Courier Staff 1/21/2013 at 5:33PM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSE PERALTA As the sponsor of 14 gun bills, I couldn’t be happier to see long overdue action fi nally taken on common-sense measures to protect New Yorkers from gun violence. From revoking the gun permits and confi scating the fi rearms of domestic abusers and the mentally ill, to requiring background [...]

LI girl joins president for gun reform announcement
LI girl joins president for gun reform announcement
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/18/2013 at 9:22AM

When President Obama announced his plan to reduce gun violence Wednesday, he was joined by children from around the country who wrote him letters after the Sandy Hook tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety. One of those children was Hinna Zeejah, a third-grader from Oceanside, Long Island. According to Newsday, when Zeejah asked her [...]

President calls for stronger gun laws following recent mass shootings
President calls for stronger gun laws following recent mass shootings
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/16/2013 at 2:38PM

The day after New York passed some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, President Barack Obama signed a package of 23 executive orders that set parameters to reduce gun violence in the wake of several devastating shootings last year. Seeking the recommendations of Vice President Joe Biden, the president put forth a push for background [...]

At Queens shooting range, assault weapons not a concern
At Queens shooting range, assault weapons not a concern
South Terence M. Cullen 1/10/2013 at 2:41PM

When the Woodhaven Rifle and Pistol Range opened 40 years ago, the scope of weapons patrons used was varied. But for the past 20 years, because of the city’s and state’s ban on assault weapons, owner Don Spallone says high-powered guns are not a concern in the borough — unlike in other parts of the [...]

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 12/18/2012 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 [...]