Newtown

Essential Pittsburgh
5:08 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

"Walk Towards the Hurt," to Get Past a Tragedy

Coping with tragedy with a candlelight vigil
Credit Kaz Andrew / Flickr

In the wake of a tragedy, how do we make sense of what’s taken place?

As part of Contemporary Craft’s ENOUGH: Artists Speak Out programming, Professor Steve Gorelick of Hunter College comes to Pittsburgh this Monday to talk about violence in the media, and how it affects our daily lives.

Gorelick has served as a consultant to government agencies during times of crisis, he was part of a research team called to Oslo, Norway after the Anders Behring Breivik bombings and was interviewed by the Huffington Post in the wake of last year's Sandy Hook tragedy.

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Community
3:30 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Candlelight Vigil To Be Held At Heinz Chapel in Remembrance of Newtown Shooting

A national nonprofit is organizing candlelight vigils across the country, including one in Pittsburgh, to honor the 20 children who lost their lives last year in Newtown, Conn.

On Saturday, Organizing for Action will host “Remembering Newtown—A Candlelight Vigil” at Heinz Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh Campus at 6:30 p.m.

Since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, nearly 200 children under the age of 12 have been killed in gun accidents, homicides or suicides, according to the nonprofit news organization Mother Jones.

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Government & Politics
3:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Moms Demand Action Group to Remember Sandy Hook

A national firearm safety organization is calling on Congress to enact comprehensive background checks for gun purchases on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.

Leading up to Dec. 14, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will host a “week of action” to honor the 26 lives lost in Newtown, Conn. and bring what the organization is calling “common-sense reforms” to the nation’s gun laws.

Each day of the week, participants will take part in “daily calls to action.”

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Public Safety
4:11 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Rally Calls for Background Checks for Gun Purchasers

The "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence"  bus tour stopped in Pittsburgh Friday.

The event was meant to highlight the need for laws that mandate background checks for gun purchasers. The effort comes in the wake of legislation that failed to pass in Congress.

In the aftermath of the shooting rampage at Sandyhook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in December, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R) and Bob Casey (D) pushed for a bipartisan proposal that would have extended background checks to cover private gun sales.

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Health
8:16 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Talking to Kids Following Traumatic Events

Friday’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut left many parents and children nervous heading into schools across the country Monday. It also left many parents wondering how to talk to their children about what happened. Dr. Anthony Mannarino is co-founder of Allegheny General Hospital’s Center for Traumatic Stress in Children. He said when children ask hard questions, answers should be age-appropriate.

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Behavioral Health
12:31 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

A Nation In Mourning: How We Cope

Many of us following the news out of Newtown, Conn., do not have a personal relationship with those murdered Friday. Some of us may not have children whom we need to guide as they see images from the scene.

Yet even without these connections, many people are looking for ways to process their grief and mourn the victims.

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