Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Fourteen heroes from the Newtown, Conn. Police Department, including each of the first responders to Sandy Hook Elementary School, were guests of the Kraft family for last Sunday's playoff game at Gillette Stadium.
It’s been just over a month since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. shocked the nation but the memory of the 26 dead, including 20 children, lives on in Foxborough. The New England Patriots still wear the black-ribbon decals they donned prior to their Dec. 16th game against the San Francisco 49ers for Newtown, Conn. This past Sunday, the Kraft family invited 14 New England heroes from the Newtown, Conn. Police Department to attend the Patriots’ AFC Divisional Round game vs. the Houston Texans. The 14 Newtown, Conn. police officers and first responders responded to one of the worst tragedies in American history as it was unfolding on Dec. 14, 2012. The 14 heroes were introduced on the field prior to last …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Foxborough Fire Department observed a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday in memory of the 26 victims of last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Foxborough firefighters gathered outside of their Chestnut Street firehouse just before 9:30 a.m. Friday to join the nation in a moment of silence for the victims of last week's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Overcast skies and rain represented a sorrowful nation, still hurting deeply from the unimaginable act of violence that claimed the lives of 20 children - none older than seven years old - and six adults in the Newtown, Conn. community. As Foxborough firefighters stood quietly in front of the firehouse, the bell of Engine 24 rang 26 times - once for the memory of each life lost on that fateful morning one week ago today. The moment of silence observed in Foxborough expanded across the Commonwealth as …
St. Mary's Deacon Rev. Paul Kline said Foxborough hears Newtown's crying 152 miles away and feels their grief. On Thursday, hundreds in the community gathered to remember the victims of last week's shooting and pray for everyone affected by the tragedy.
Hundreds gathered somberly as a community Thursday inside the dimly lit sanctuary of St. Mary’s Church in Foxborough to pause and quietly remember the victims of last week’s horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and pray for healing in Newtown, Conn. An enshrinement of 28 candles – one for each live lost during the Dec. 14 massacre – was placed at the altar. The names and ages of the victims accompanied each candle. There was a candle for Charlotte, age 6. A candle for Daniel, age 7. A candle for Victoria, age 27 and many, many more. Twenty candles represented the 20 children who tragically lost their lives 11 days before Christmas. The oldest children, Daniel, Chase, Grace and Josephine, were just seven years old. Sixteen of the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
National group issues statement about preventing future tragedies after shooting that killed 28, including the gunman, in Connecticut.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
After days of silence, the National Rifle Association has released a statement on the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., saying it will make "meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." In the release, the organization begins to explain its silence, saying: "Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting." Critics had called out the group in the days following the shooting: As citizens and legislators began to fall on either side of a debate about what, if at all, should be done about gun laws, many wondered why the group was absent from the conversation. Like many Americans, Foxborough Patch …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The New England Patriots will wear black-ribbon logos on their helmets and hold a moment of silence before Sunday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers in Foxborough.
Foxborough will be center stage of the National Football League world for the second time in six days Sunday night when the New England Patriots host the San Francisco 49ers in primetime on NBC's Sunday Night Football. But even a game with so much significance on playoff positioning will simply be less important in the wake of Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Conn. The New England Patriots, along with the rest of the country, will have the 26 victims of Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on their minds and in their hearts during Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium. In recognition of Friday's tragedy, the Patriots plan to honor the 20 children and six adults killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School by wearing black-…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Local and state police in Newtown, Conn., were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 a.m. Friday morning after a gunman allegedly opened fire at the school.
UPDATED at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15... NEWTOWN, CT -- Connecticut police said Friday afternoon that 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at an elementary school after a gunman opened fire. Another adult was killed at a second location. The Scene Police in Newtown were called to the Sandy Hook School at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call Friday morning. Authorities said the gunman was found dead inside the school. He was reportedly armed with four guns and a high-powered assault rifle. Authorities said during a press conference that they have retrieved three weapons from the scene. A parent interviewed on CBS News told the network on Friday that his 8-year-old daughter said she heard an argument and cursing over the …