Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The 26 victims in the Newtown, Conn. shooting on Dec. 14 were remembered during a Christmas Eve vigil at the Stoneham Town Common.
Dozens of Stoneham area residents attended a solemn Christmas Eve vigil to honor the Newtown, Conn. shooting victims at the Stoneham Town Common. The vigil was organized by concerned Stoneham mom Erin Sinclair who put it together through a Facebook page, an email blast campaign and word of mouth. “Grace Mcdonald, age seven. Emily Parker, age six. Jack Pinto, age six...,” said Jim Devlin, veteran's service officer for Stoneham, from a small podium at the gazebo on the Common. While reading the names of the 26 victims, Devlin fought to hold back tears as others wept openly. “My heart just goes out to the families, I'm constantly thinking about them,” explained Stoneham mother, Erin Riddell, summing up much of the sympathies of those in …
The 26 victims of the Newtown, Conn. shooting on Dec. 14 were honored during a Christmas Eve vigil at the Stoneham Town Common.
The 26 victims of the Newtown, Conn. shooting on Dec. 14 were honored during a Christmas Eve vigil at the Stoneham Town Common. Did you miss the Christmas Eve vigil in Stoneham honoring the victims of the Newtown, Conn. shooting? If so, check out our photo gallery for images from the vigil. For those that did attend the vigil, upload your photos and videos to this post. Please make sure to log into your free Stoneham Patch user account before attempting to upload your images. Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" buttong located above and below the gallery and follow the prompts. Also, make sure to provide a full-sentence caption for each photo and the name of the photographer in the "credit" field.
Monday, December 24, 2012
A family from the Newtown, Conn. community will be in attendance for the Christmas Eve vigil planned in Stoneham to honor the Newtown shooting victims, according to organizer Erin Sinclair.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the New England Congressional delegation, issued the following statement after the fatal school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Monday, December 17, 2012
[Editor's note: The following is Congressman Ed Markey's press statement on the fatal school shooting in Newtown, Conn.] “Today’s news of the horrific school shooting of students, teachers and staff is shocking and horrifying, and my deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives today in such a senseless and tragic event. As we learn more about the situation at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we remember how precious life is and how we at our best when we come together as a nation to support each other in our time of grief. Our collective heart breaks as we consider the family members who are being given the worst news imaginable, and we turn our thoughts and prayers to all of the people of Newtown …