SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Organizers in New Jersey have opened the first of several memorial playgrounds that are being built across the region in honor the 26 victims of the Newtown, Conn. Schoolhouse massacre.
The playground that opened Saturday in Sea Bright honors special education teacher Anne Marie Murphy.READ MORE: Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' Rock Superstar, Dies At 74
The playgrounds — one for each child and teacher killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School — are being built in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut communities hit hard by Superstorm Sandy.
The project, named “The Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play,” is being spearheaded by New Jersey’s Firefighter’s Mutual Benevolent Association. It connects the two tragedies that share the name “Sandy.”READ MORE: 3 Sharon Hill Police Officers Fired After Being Charged In Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
Sea Bright was chosen for the first playground because of the level of devastation brought by Sandy.
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