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 …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Do we need fewer guns on the streets to protect our children? Armed guards in our schools? More stringent mental health screening? Are things fine the way they are?
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The future of gun rights in America appears to be in play following the reemergence of a national debate currently taking place in the long shadow of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre on Dec. 14. Much of the chatter on guns, which seemed ubiquitous in the week following the Newtown, Conn., shooting, seemed to focus on how to tighten gun control regulations — rather than if it was necessary to do so. President Obama last week appointed Vice President Joe Biden to help create "concrete proposals" to reduce gun violence. Though the details of the executive branch's position wouldn't be clear until at least January, it seemed clear its intention was to attempt to make it more difficult to obtain the most dangerous types of weapons. The…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes officials say they are working with local police to ensure safety of school children.
Schools in Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes plan to increase police presence in and around their facilities Monday and prepare for talks with children in the wake of the mass murder of 20 school children and 6 adults at a Newtown, Conn., school on Friday. As schools across the nation grapple with how to react to one of the worst mass casualty events ever at an American school, educators from Boston to Denver are struggling with how exactly to respond. Locally, school and municipal officials are working together to bolster police presence and allay the fears of parents. "The township has stepped up its police patrols at the schools today and parents will be seeing that when they drop off their kids," said Wyckoff Mayor Chris DePhillips Monday …