Posts Tagged ‘school shooting’

Tapped In: School Move; Express Train; Christmas Clean-Up; Free Counseling

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

train rails Compiled by Paul Bisceglio and Whitney Harris SCHOOL MOVE TO BE DECIDED JAN. 16 The Department of Education (DOE) has moved its Panel for Educational Policy vote on the relocation of Innovation Diploma Plus (IDP) from Dec. 20 to Jan. 16. The controversial vote will decide whether the high school will remain co-located with four [&hellip
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Unnatural Disasters are the Worst

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, West Side Spirit

Bette Dewing TOGETHER, WE CAN CHANGE THE FACE OF OUR CULTURE What a struggle to write this column about the 20 first-grade children and six women educators shot to death by a 20-year-old male assailant, in a true safe haven—an elementary school in the low-crime town of Newtown, Conn. The Daily News’ front-page headline “The World Weeps” [&hellip
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Newtown Tragedy Evokes Calls for Gun Control from Local Politicians

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

flickr-2914911278-hd In the immediate aftermath of the devastating and deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., New York City elected officials lamented the deaths of so many young children and pointed to the tragedy in a cry for increased gun control legislation at the national level. Last Friday, a lone gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, [&hellip
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Op-Ed: After Newtown Shooting, Ask Why Later

Written by NY Press on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Opinion and Column

Via Flickr / kcdsTM By Nora Bosworth Americans looking at the tragic events of the Newtown school shooting need to stop talking about mental healthcare entirely — for now. Yes, we have a woefully inadequate support system for the mentally ill and it should be fixed. But it is our rampant supply of firearms that enables the homicidally insane [&hellip
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