sandy hook

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 [...]

U.S. Senate gun control vote disappoints New York lawmakers
U.S. Senate gun control vote disappoints New York lawmakers
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/25/2013 at 8:56AM

The build-up lasted a full four months. From the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School to the State of the Union and rallies afterward, tougher laws on gun control were debated and pored over until U.S. Senators finally voted 54-46 in favor of an amendment to strengthen background checks at gun shows and online. However, [...]

Sunnyside fundraiser to raise money for family of Sandy Hook victim
Sunnyside fundraiser to raise money for family of Sandy Hook victim
Top Stories Alexa Altman 2/05/2013 at 10:28AM

Two months after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the heart of a neighborhood remains with the family of a little boy who perished in the gunfire. A Sunnyside group is planning a fundraiser for the bereaved family of six-year-old Benjamin Wheeler, who spent his earliest days in Sunnyside, romping through nearby parks and [...]

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 [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Neighborhoods Billy Rennison 12/28/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light north after midnight. EVENT of the WEEKEND: Jazz Night at New York’s Legendary Metropolitan Room The incomparable Stix Bones will be hosting two Jazz Nights [...]

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 [...]

NRA calls for all schools to be protected by armed gaurds
News Billy Rennison 12/21/2012 at 12:14PM

The National Rifle Association announced their plans to prevent another school massacre: armed guards at every school. The NRA made the announcement at a press conference a week after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. With President Barack Obama appointing Vice President Joe Biden to a task force with the aim to end [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/21/2012 at 8:30AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Rain before 10am. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 56. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Friday night: A slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind around 16 mph, with gusts as [...]

DOE reviews safety for its students
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 12/20/2012 at 10:35AM

Now, Bristy Roy is afraid that tragedy can strike her daughter’s school too. In the days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, Roy, whose six year old is in kindergarten at P.S. 31, told The Courier, “Now, I’m so scared.” In the wake of the shooting, which took the lives of 20 children and [...]

Enough
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 12/19/2012 at 4:32PM

It is time to put aside partisan politics, reach across the aisle . . . and tackle gun control. Last Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, inside Sandy Hook Elementary, took the lives of 20 children and six adults. It should serve to galvanize pundits, politicians and the nation to embrace tougher legislation on guns. Maybe [...]