Sunday, December 23, 2012
The walk took place Friday at 9:30 during the 27 minutes of silence for the 27 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
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Sunday, December 23, 2012
Despite chilly temperatures, nearly 60 people paid tribute to the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims by walking through FishHawk Ranch. The walk took place Friday, Dec. 21, starting at 9:30 a.m., during the 27-minute national period of silence for the 27 victims of the Dec. 14 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Touched by the tragedy, FishHawk Ranch resident Shawn Trotti, the mother of two daughters, was seeking a way to pay tribute to the victims locally. She came across a Facebook page called Walk 27, asking the world to walk on Dec. 21 wearing green and white, the school colors for Sandy Hook Elementary School. Heeding the call, she decided to organize her own Walk 27. Dressed in the school colors and carrying posters with the names of …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook Elementary School families following Friday's mass shooting. Post "I want to help" in this comment thread to get updates on what you can do.
In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School Dec. 14, people from all over the world have shown an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help. If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please post in the comments section: "I want to help." Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch will continue to update this article with ways to help—posting updates to the story as well as in the comments thread, triggering an email notification to commenters. And if you know of an organization or fundraiser providing assistance, let us know in the comments section, too. The United Way of Western Connecticut, in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank, created the Sandy Hook School…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
One Tampa Bay area lawmaker says yes. What do you think Tampa Bay?
Last Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has prompted one local lawmaker to take up the charge to push Congress to pass two proposed gun control acts. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, says it’s time for Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines along with them. She’s also urging Congress to close a loophole that allows the immediate sale of weapons at gun shows. “There is no reason people need access to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Castor said in a statement posted on her website. “Commonsense regulation is appropriate. It is time for us as a Congress and as a nation to take swift action. Congress should consider and pass the assault weapons ban this week.” Castor is the …