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  • Organizations Promoting National ‘No One Eats Alone Day’

    Sandy Hook Promise, the community organization founded in the days following 12/14, announced Monday, January 12, its partnership with Beyond Differences, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending social isolation in schools across the country. Together, they are promoting February 13 as National No One Eats Alone Day, and urging schools to participate in tackling the epidemic of social exclusion by holding lunchtime events at their schools with activities that encourage students to engage with one another.

  • Searching For Legal And Cultural Responses To Violence

    January 2013: a 16-year-old shoots and wounds two people with a 12-guage shotgun at Taft Union High School. A year later, a 14-year-old Californian with a history of threatening behavior shoots and kills his 17-year-old sister, allegedly over a laundry mishap.

  • Remembering Others Who Suffer From Violence

    To the Editor:

  • Second Amendment Limits? Be Careful What You Ask For

    To the Editor,

    I think we need to stop blaming inanimate objects.  There is not a gun violence problem, there is a violence problem. Has anyone not seen the violent twitter posts, and news reports or YouTube clips showing “Flashmobs” assaulting people, damaging or stealing property?  Even this violence is just a symptom. The actual problem is our society and culture.  We have stopped teaching right and wrong: instead we’ve been taught we can’t judge another’s behavior.

  • So Soon Forgotten

    To the Editor:

    The First Lady's appearance at the Oscars was a very good opportunity to send a message about violence in the movies. How quickly she forgot the reason for her husband's trip to Newtown in December.

    Ray Ruzek

    17 Maltbie Road, Newtown                    March 5, 2013