NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City street will be renamed in honor of a 6-year-old boy who died in the elementary school massacre in Connecticut in December.
The Daily News (http://nydn.us/16YuGS0 ) reports that the family of the boy, Benjamin Wheeler, moved from Queens to Newtown, Conn., when he was a baby.
But his parents, Francine and David Wheeler, frequently brought their son back to a Queens park to play with neighborhood children. Ben's mother had started a networking group for families.
The renaming ceremony is planned for Sept. 7 at the intersection of 41st Street and Queens Boulevard.
City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer (BRAY'-mur) says the community feels "a lot of love for the Wheelers."
He and U.S. Rep Joseph Crowley (KROW'-lee) are joining local residents in planning the event.
Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com