Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A coalition of NJ mayors and legislative leaders met with the media in Cranford on Monday to discuss gun violence.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns held a press conference in Cranford yesterday morning. Legislators from Union County and around the state joined in a call for a ban on assault weapons and pushed for strengthening gun laws.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Mayors Against Illegal Guns gathered for a press conference this morning to tell legislators, enough is enough.
Cranford wasn't the only town where officials from the advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns were gathered today. From Vermont to New Mexico, members of the 800-strong coalition of elected officials gathered to voice their frustration to Washington and push legislators to support laws that ban violent assault weapons, makes gun trafficking a federal crime and increases the background checks on potential gun owners. "It has nothing to do with the Second Amendment, it's about gun violence," said former N.J. Gov. Jim Florio, who joined the group of local legislative leaders and law enforcement officials. Florio took much of the credit for getting tough with N.J. gun laws in the 1990s. "We formulated this issue in terms of whether the …
Cranford Mayor Hannen, along with 75 other New Jersey mayors agree with a push for gun control laws in Washington.
Editor's Note: It was originally reported that Mayor Tom Hannen would be joining Fanwood Mayor Collen Mahr on a trip to Washington. Hannen didn't intend on joining the group, but fully supports the effort. Hannen will be in Cranford dealing with a "full-agenda" of Cranford items he told Patch. ----- Fanwood Mayor Collen Mahr will travel to Washington on Wednesday as a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns to petition members of congress to implement stricter gun control laws. Mahr, along with eleven other New Jersey mayors, will meet in Cranford this morning to discuss their plan to tackle the issue. Also, the mayors will show members of the media at the Cranford Municipal Building a public service announcement featuring the family members…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Mayors' gun violence event will shut a portion of Springfield Avenue and Parking Lot 1, for most of Monday morning.
An email advisory was sent to all business owners on Friday from the Downtown Disctrict Management Corporation. In the letter business owners were advised that a portion of Springfield Avenue will be closed for much of Monday morning. Downtown employees will be allowed to park in 3-hour spaces, said the letter, if no other spaces are available. According to Kathleen Prunty, the township's Director of Business & Economic Development, the closure of Springfield Avenue from North Avenue to N. Union Avenue will be to accommodate the Mayors Against Illegal Guns press event. The road closure will last from 9a.m. to 12p.m. and Parking Lot 1 will be closed from 7a.m. to 11a.m. Here is the email sent to business owners: TO: All Downtown …