Thursday, December 20, 2012
Donations made to support the holiday figures set up in the Thompson Square area will be sent to the Connecticut community.
Though there has been some discussion about whether the holiday-themed inflatables set up in Charlestown's Preservation Park are "too much," criticism isn't deterring the people who put them there. In fact, the Charlestown residents behind the display—who have chosen to remain anonymous—are now using the colorful figures to raise some money to send to the community of Newtown, CT, showing support following the Dec. 14 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. "Since there has been an overwhelming outpouring of support, we have decided from one small town which we call Charlestown, MA to another small town called Newtown, CT, all donations we have received [to help fuel the gas-powered generator] and proceeds from the sale of [related] T-…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A special post office box has been established for those wishing to send condolences to Newtown, CT.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The following text was provided by the U.S. Postal Service. The U.S. Postal Service has established a unique Post Office Box to allow the public to send condolences to those affected by the tragedy in Newtown, CT last week. Those who wish to send expressions of comfort should address them to: Messages of Condolence for Newtown P.O. Box 3700 Newtown, CT 06470 “We understand that there is an outpouring of support for everyone in the Newtown area and we hope to make it easier for those who wish to send encouragement and messages of compassion to those affected,” said Kimberly J. Peters, Connecticut Valley District Manager for the U.S. Postal Service. “Through letters and cards, families will be able to hold that friendship in their hands …
A small group gathered at Oliva Browning on Monday evening to show their support and share their heartbreak with others following last Friday's school shooting.
A small group gathered Monday night at Olivia Browning in Charlestown to light candles in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, an impromptu vigil set up by emails and texts earlier in the day. From 8 to about 8:30 p.m., seven women from around Charlestown stood in the shop in City Square, holding white candles wrapped in green-and-white ribbons, and talked about the tragic events of Friday, Dec. 14. For each of them, there was a desire to do something, anything. Because, as they said, Newtown, CT could have been Charlestown, MA. It could have been any town in America. And those kids could have been their kids. “I’m just sickened,” said Abby Gray, owner of Olivia Browning. “If I could do something that would …