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Alexis Newman, the 2012 Yonkers Idol, leads the (Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Alexis Newman, the 2012 Yonkers Idol, leads the room in a rendition of "Amazing Grace" to finish off the candlelight vigil Sunday at Yonkers City Hall. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Yonkers City Hall holds candlelight vigil for Newtown victims

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and other community leaders conducted a candlelight vigil in City Hall to remember those killed Friday in the shooting in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Alexis Newman, the 2012 Yonkers Idol, leads the
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Alexis Newman, the 2012 Yonkers Idol, leads the room in a rendition of "Amazing Grace" to finish off the candlelight vigil Sunday at Yonkers City Hall. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Byhia Arkrishan Singh of the Sikh Temple of
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Byhia Arkrishan Singh of the Sikh Temple of Yonkers addresses the audience during Sunday's candlelight vigil at Yonkers City Hall. (Dec. 16, 2012)

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins listens and reflects at
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins listens and reflects at a candlelight vigil at Yonkers City Hall. (Dec. 16, 2012)

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Mayor Mike Spano meets and hugs residents after
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Mayor Mike Spano meets and hugs residents after a candlelight vigil at Yonkers City Hall. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Yonkers resident Linda Lee tears up during a
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Yonkers resident Linda Lee tears up during a candlelight vigil at Yonkers City Hall. (Dec. 16, 2012)

People of various religious backgrounds unite at a
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

People of various religious backgrounds unite at a candlelight vigil at Yonkers City Hall in recognition of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Bags honoring each of the victims of Friday's
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Bags honoring each of the victims of Friday's shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., line the floor of Yonkers City Hall during a candlelight vigil Sunday night. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano speaks to residents about
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano speaks to residents about the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and how he plans to take action to prevent an incident like that in his city. (Dec. 16, 2012)

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Distinguished guests, including Pundit Jyogin Thakur, of the
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Distinguished guests, including Pundit Jyogin Thakur, of the Hindu Temple of White Plains, light candles at a candlight vigil at Yonkers City Hall. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Yonkers Junior Idol of 2012 Maya Lisbin sings
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Yonkers Junior Idol of 2012 Maya Lisbin sings Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" at a candlelight vigil at Yonkers City Hall. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Yonkers Board of Education Trustee Nydia Perez speaks
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Yonkers Board of Education Trustee Nydia Perez speaks to the audience at a candlelight vigil at Yonkers City Hall. Perez talked about the acts of heroism by teachers and others during Friday's shooting in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Bernard P. Pierorazio, superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools,
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Bernard P. Pierorazio, superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools, speaks at a candlelight vigil at Yonkers City Hall. (Dec. 16, 2012)

People reflect during a candlelight vigil at Yonkers
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

People reflect during a candlelight vigil at Yonkers City Hall. (Dec. 16, 2012)

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