Culture

service marks 1 year since newtown school shooting
7:49 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Gun violence victims remembered at Washington vigil

Singer Carole King performing at a vigil for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and other victims of gun violence, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence at the National Cathedral in Washington. The one year anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. shootings is December 14.
Credit AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Members of the Newtown community, including the parent of a teacher killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, attended the vigil at the National Cathedral.  The service also included others around the country who've been impacted by gun violence.

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Book Review
7:24 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Cries of the Lost

Arts critic Joan Baum discusses a book whose central character is a market researcher. But he does more spying and sleuthing than desk work.

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1 year later
9:27 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Newtown clergy discuss healing from tragedy

Rabbi Shaul Praver, Reverend Matt Crebbin, and Monsignor Robert Weiss, are faith leaders in Newtown. They say they and their community is on a long journey of grief, and that while it can seem dark, they are finding light.
Credit Mark Herz

In the year since the school shooting in Newtown, many  people have turned to, and been embraced by their faith communities.

Monsignor Robert Weiss, Rabbi Shaul Praver, and Reverend Matt Crebbin are all clergy leaders for Newtown residents.

They say one year out there’s a lot of healing, and there’s still a lot of rawness.

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Giving voice for immigrant women on Long Island
5:21 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Latina rights group celebrates 20th anniversary

The Latina Women’s Rights Organization, Sepa Mujer, celebrated their 20th anniversary on Sunday.  The group celebrated by holding a Latinas in Action forum in Central Islip

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A tiny world, under a church
9:50 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Stamford model train display is like "finding a live pterodactyl"

Trains at the Stamford Model Railroad Club display
Craig LeMoult

In the basement of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stamford is a remarkable scene. There are streets and stores and shoppers. And lots of trains. The Stamford Model Railroad Club has been building this little world for more than 70 years, and this Saturday they’re hosting an annual open house.

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