Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Morris County residents are invited to come, learn and share ideas about making schools safer.
Since the Newtown shootings, school safety has been on the minds of many throughout the nation and here at home. In an effort to generate community discussion on the topic, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office wants to get citizens talking. In partnership with the East Hanover School District, the New Jersey Department of Education and the Morris County Superintendent of Schools, the prosecutor's office is sponsoring a Morris County School Safety and Security Summit. The event is scheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy at 500 W. Hanover Ave. in Parsippany. “Community-wide partnerships and efforts that focus on leveraging all of our support systems, both in the educational …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The vigil will gather on the Morristown Green.
As the two-month anniversary of the Newtown shooting approaches, the Morris Area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence has scheduled an anti-gun violence vigil and rally called "Have a Heart—Take a Stand" on Feb. 14. The rally is to encourage common sense gun laws at the local, state and federal levels in order to reduce gun violence. According to a press statement by the Morris Area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence, which includes citizen-activists from Parsippany and nearby towns, those who attend the rally are encouraged to design decorative hearts to wear on their clothes with the names of children they love. The heart project is in solidarity with the One Million Moms campaign entitled, "How do you wear your heart?" Rev. Alison Miller of …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Patch wants to know what Parsippany residents feel about the contentious issue surrounding public safety and Second Amendment rights.
President Barack Obama launched a major national gun-control effort Wednesday, instituting a number of executive orders and a call for the U.S. Congress to approve an assault weapons ban, the prohibition of magazines that hold more than 10 bullets and background checks for all gun buyers. The president also agreed with the National Rifle Association's call for increasing the number of armed guards in schools. The move comes as a reaction to prevent mass shootings like the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in which an allegedly mentally ill man killed 20 first graders and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Of course, there is opposition to the president's ideas. The NRA said that as the nation considers how to protect …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Families, friends of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School usher team onto field.
NORTH JERSEY — More than 200 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School were among 400 people from Newtown, Conn., who formed a tunnel for New York Giants players to run through as they took the field Sunday for their final home game of the 2012 season. A little more than two weeks after a 20-year-old gunman stormed into the Connecticut elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 children, families, classmates and neighbors of the dead were bused to MetLife Stadium and given tickets to the contest by the Giants. The group of Newtown residents received high-fives and handshakes from the athletes as they entered the field. The students and their families then made a ring around the field, holding hands with Giants and Philadelphia …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Morris County Arts Workshop collecting notes of support and encouragement to send to the families who lost loved ones in Newtown.
The Morris County Arts Workshop (MCAW) in Chester is channeling their creativity and compassion into a project to pay tribute to those who are suffering in the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown, Conn. Jane Shatz, director of MCAW has organized a tealight tribute to the children of Newtown. MCAW is dedicated to making arts participation an integral part of everyday life. The goal of this project for the people of Newtown is for the community to come together to share their grief, as well as wishes for healing and peace. "This is something we can do. From one community to another," Shatz said. "That is what the soul of it is." During MCAW’s Thursday night fundraiser at their new storefront at the Chester Springs Shopping center, guests …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Banner holds signatures, ribbons commemorating 27 dead in school shooting.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Age and location make no difference when it comes to expressing condolences to the families of those who were killed in the Newtown, Connecticut massacre. Students at Centenary College in Hackettstown have created a large canvas banner, containing 27 green ribbons with the initials and age of each victim from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Students from the college have been signing the banner with well-wishes for the families and community. The banner will sent to the Newtown community in remembrance of those whose lives were taken. "In times of great sadness, a kind word, even from a total stranger can help to ease one's pain. We hope this canvas, with our kind words, will help in some small way,” said Kerry Mullins, Dean of…