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 …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Walton School Principal Susie Hung informed parents via the schools' listserv that Springfield police would visit the school today. In her message, she said that police have been patrolling all township schools since Friday and that officers would be inside the school today. The police will be walking through the school to familiarize themselves with its layout. "We certainly appreciate all of the efforts of the Springfield Police Department," Hung said in the note. "Please know that we will inform the students of our special visitors shortly before they arrive so they are not alarmed."
85-year-old Springfield resident urges Lance to use voice for gun control.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Dear Congressman Lance, The recent tragedy has left me,as well as all the world so very sad. The beautiful lives of the 20 children and adults is heart breaking. I am only one woman (85 years old and a 60-year Springfield resident) and I would hope thatyou being a very important Congressman could use your voice on gun control. I grew up in a better time, I could play outside and never be scared, and the only gun I ever saw was on a policeman. My children grew up the same way, but sorry to say not my grandchildren or my great grandchildren. I would like to do something to ease the pain, What are you doing to make America safer? I would like to help in any way possible. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families and may G-d bless …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
School and safety professionals say there is a plan in place; parents worry it’s not enough.
In response to last week’s school shooting in Newtown, CT, school and safety officials spoke with parents at length about safety procedures at Springfield Schools at the Springfield Schools Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17. Springfield Chief of Police John Cook joined School Board members and School officials in a presentation on how the schools are dealing with the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and general safety precautions. During the presentation and the question and answer session that followed, parents questioned if the safety measures in place were enough. Cook and schools Superintendent Michael Davino said that since the news of the Newtown shooting on Friday, Springfield police officers have had an increased, visible …