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Queens Vigil Will Remember Newtown Victims With Ties To Sunnyside

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QUEENS — A Sunnyside vigil planned for Tuesday night to remember victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting will focus on two casualties with ties to the Queens community, according to City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer's office.

The family of Benjamin Andrew Wheeler, 6, who died in Friday's massacre, lived in Sunnyside before moving to Newtown, Conn. His mother, Francine Wheeler, was an active member of Sunnyside Gardens Park, according to the councilman's office.

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