Monday, March 4, 2013
Co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise and Newtown, Conn. native will be keynote speaker at Saturday event.
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Monday, March 4
Following the success of their anti-gun violence rally on Valentine's Day, the Morris Area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence hosts a new event, Morris County Makes the Sandy Hook Promise, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The event will include keynote speaker Rob Cox, a Newtown, Conn. native and co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise. He wrote an editorial for USA Today about the new organization saying: “In launching Sandy Hook Promise, we began a journey to find answers as a community. And we invite people in every community to join us by making the Sandy Hook Promise. Love and compassion must direct our intentions. We must be open to all possibilities. If we all really listen to each other, we may find we have more areas of common ground than we …
Wednesday, February 6, 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, 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 the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, who was a victim of gun …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
MLS players will travel to town affected by mass shooting to show support for devastated community.
Members of the New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer will travel to Newtown, CT on Monday to raise funds for the families affected by the tragic Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, league officials announced. Soccer players will use the event to help raise attention, support and funding for these families with “Soccer Night in Newtown.” The shooting, which killed 27 people, including 20 children, had an especially strong impact on San Jose Earthquakes’ player Marcus Tracy, who grew up in Newtown and whose mother once taught at the school. Residents and members of the Newtown Youth Soccer Club have been invited to attend and meet professional soccer players including Red Bulls players Kenny Cooper, Ryan Meara and Heath …
Friday, December 21, 2012
School districts in the region respond to Connecticut massacre by reviewing safety procedures.
At 9:30 a.m. Friday, 26 bells were rung, one each for the lives taken in the hallways and classrooms of Sandy Hook Elementary School during the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn. The Friday before Christmas, typically a day reserved for holiday parties and cheer, marked a week since what has been labeled the second deadliest school shooting in America. Just days and even hours after the shooting, school districts in Morris and Somerset counties sprung into action, developing plans to communicate with parents and reaching out to police officers about how to make schools more safe. "Right now, the crucial thing for school boards to do is to look at the security procedures in place," said Frank Belluscio, communications director for the New …