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 …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The public is invited to help volunteer from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Glassworks, on South Street.
Sometimes, it feels like nowhere is safe. Watching the news from our comfortable living rooms in the United States, routine bombings, shootings and other tragedies in other countries have often felt less than real. That could not possibly happen here. But, Stacey Schlosser says it just doesn't feel like that anymore. "I don't remember growing up this way," said the owner of Glassworks Studio, on South Street in Morristown. "It's like no place is safe. The movie theater, the college, the elementary school. That's really scary. "As an American, countries living in perpetual wartime existence had it harder. Now I feel like these kids feel like that's here now," Schlosser added. Speaking specifically about the recent deadly shooting at an …
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 …
Friday, December 28, 2012
One New Jersey district, in Monmouth County, has already voted to hire guards for its schools in the wake of the Newtown, CT massacre.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Less than a week after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school, one New Jersey school district took action with its board of education approving to hire armed security guards at each of its buildings. The Marlboro Board of Education down in Monmouth County approved the action on Dec. 20, as reported in Marlboro-Colts Neck Patch, and will have armed security guards in each of its nine school buildings at the start of the new year. Another debate about gun control regulations and laws was sparked after the massacre in Newtown, with many calling for stricter legislations and enforcement. On the other side, the National Rifle Association said it recommended schools hire armed guards, as the board…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Flanders residents Janice Molinari and Marguerite Smith—co-owners of Morristown yoga studio—drafted by friend and author to bake and help serve pies to grieving Connecticut community.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Even amidst the unspeakable tragedy that befell the quiet town of Newtown, Conn., where 26 people—including 20 children—were shot and killed by a mentally-unstable 20-year-old, positive stories can be told. One of those stories was of writer Beth Howard, who travelled from her Iowa home by RV to bake and serve pies to those still grieving following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. As noted in a Star-Ledger article from Dec. 18,—and many other media outlets—Howard felt compelled to help ease the suffering in her own way, in a similar way after the sudden death of her husband three years ago. Following that, she wrote "Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie." "As part of her grieving process she packed up the RV her husband …
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 …