Maplewood mayor will urge federal action Wednesday to stem gun violence in country.
Tuesday, January 15
Maplewood Mayor Vic De Luca will join 60 other mayors from across the country Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to advocate for stronger gun-control laws in light of last month’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., his office announced Tuesday. De Luca is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a national bipartisan coalition of more than 800 mayors with nearly a million grassroots supporters. “We will bring a message from the grassroots, from the moms and dads and sisters and brothers across America, that federal action is needed now to stem the tide of gun violence,” De Luca said in a news release. “New Jersey’s Congressional delegation needs to be on board with this effort.” In the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook …
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 …