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 …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Brielle LaCosta, Miss New Jersey 2011, released a statement, "Autism is NOT to blame for Sandy Hook Elementary."
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The following information was provided via Autisable.com. by Brielle LaCosta Since 2007, it has been my mission to work hands-on with Autism, learn more about it, help families cope, and most importantly help the world understand. Sadly, these days when someone is given the diganosis "Autistic" they are immediately misunderstood, made fun of, and stereotyped. Today, Autism and negativity go hand in hand. So WHY on earth did I see scrolling on the bottom of every channel "KILLER WAS AUTISTIC"- does that really matter or change what happened? Having worked with children my entire life, they obviously hold a very special place in my heart. Being at work on Friday and watching the Yahoo! mainpage statistics grow higher was chilling and made…
To help the community get through the effects of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, the Cranford Clergy Council has planned a healing service for this week.
Cranford's religious leaders met this week to discuss plans for a special gathering to help the community continue the healing process in light of the shooting in Newtown, CT. Ten houses of worship are represented on the Cranford Clergy Council, which last came together for a Thanksgiving service this year. Office administrator Susan Lemerman said, "The Healing and Memorial Service will take place for the entire community here at Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m." Details are still being worked on, but Patch will update you on Cranford's Healing and Memorial Service when more information becomes available. The following clergy participate on the CCC: Rev. Alfred Brown, Jr., First Baptist Church Rev. Gina Walsh, …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Mary Sherlach, the mother-in-law of Patch writer Eric Schwartz, was among 27 people killed in the second-deadliest school shooting in American history.
The deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, claimed the life of a Patch writer's family member. Mary Sherlach, the school's psychologist, was among 26 people, including 20 children, who died when a gunman opened fire at the school Friday morning. The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also died in the rampage. Sherlach was the mother-in-law of Deptford resident Eric Schwartz, a longtime Patch freelancer who covers high school sports in South Jersey. Sherlach, 56, lived in Trumbull, CT. Schwartz and his wife, Maura, arrived in Connecticut on Friday evening to be with their family. They could not be reached for comment. In the shooting spree, Lanza also reportedly killed his mother, who was a teacher …