Yonkers Honors Newtown School Shooting Victims

Yonkers residents gathered Sunday to honor the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Photo Credit: Matt Bultman
Dr. Jim Bostic speaks Sunday inside Yonkers City Hall during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting Photo Credit: Matt Bultman
Residents lined the stairs of city hall Sunday in a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Photo Credit: Matt Bultman
Elected officials bow their heads in prayer Sunday during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shooting Photo Credit: Matt Bultman
Yonkers residents gathered Sunday to honor the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Photo Credit: Matt Bultman
Elected officials, religous leaders and community members joined hands to sing "Amazing Grace." Photo Credit: Matt Bultman
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YONKERS, N.Y. – It was with heavy hearts that dozens gathered Sunday night in Yonkers during a candlelight vigil to remember the 20 children and six adults killed Friday in a Newtown, Conn. elementary school.

“What has happened this past week, it rocked each and every one of us, shaking our personal beliefs and even our own faith,” Mayor Mike Spano told a small crowd gathered in the second floor of City Hall. 

As candles flickered in the dimly lighted hall, neighbors, religious leaders and public school officials comforted one another and ...
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