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 21, 2012
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
In an amazing Friday morning press conference in Washington DC, the National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, CT and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
John Bykowsky will donate $1 for every Ridgewood student who walks 27 minutes at school on Friday.
Shaken by the massacre in Newtown, Conn. last Friday, a Ridgewood man is pledging to donate big dollars – with the help of students – to end gun violence in America. If John Bykowsky's vision comes to form, you'll see thousands of Ridgewood students walking around the schools on Friday as a loose extension of a national remembrance march for the 27 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. "Everytime I look at a six-year-old kid I see how tender they are, how beautiful they are," Bykowsky, a father of two, said. "The thought of shooting one is just devastating...I can't even fathom it. It's unbelievable." The Ridgewood resident is pledging to donate $1 for every student who walks 27 minutes at their school on Friday, whether it…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Community can honor the victims of the school shooting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday with a brief program.
The Rev. Kathleen Green will be leading a brief vespers service at the Ridgewood Unitarian Society Monday night to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the program will include a candlelight vigil, music, readings and silence. The service will last about 30 minutes. All faiths are invited and encouraged to attend. The unitarian society is located at 113 Cottage Place.