Monday, May 6, 2013
'The entire district is at risk because of the failure of the leadership of the district, not of the principal,' said resident Pamela Cytron.
When the principal of Glenfield Middle School found a student with an imitation firearm in a backpack last month, he mishandled the situation and compromised student safety, which ultimately led to his resignation, said Superintendent Penny MacCormack. Glenfield Middle School Principal Charles Miller “made some significant errors” in response to finding a student with an imitation firearm on April 24, MacCormack said Monday. The “omissions” in Miller’s report of the incident “did not help me feel I could trust the leadership in the school any further.” During a special meeting Monday in the municipal building organized by the parent/teacher group Glenfield School Action Team, MacCormack told more than 150 parents gathered there that …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will hold a stone decorating ceremony at 2 p.m. in Crane Park April 14 for those killed in gun violence.
Friday, April 12
A New Jersey chapter of a group calling for common-sense gun legislation will hold a demonstration Sunday in Montclair's Crane Park. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America invites the community to participate in a stone decorating ceremony in memory of each person lost to gun violence in New Jersey in the four months since the massacre in Newtown, Conn. The event begins at 2 p.m. in Crane Park, located located off Glenridge Avenue and Lackawanna Plaza, across from the Geyer Center YMCA. Children are welcome to participate. We will provide all supplies. The event is free and open to the public. The event coincides with several gun violence prevention events taking place around New Jersey this weekend including gun buybacks, sports …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Churches in Newark, Montclair were among collection points for 1,770 firearms
NEWARK -- More than 700 guns — including an AR-15 high-capacity assault weapon similar to the one used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting — were turned in this weekend in Montclair during a countywide gun buyback program. The cash-for-guns program was held at five churches in Essex County, including in Montclair and Newark. In Montclair, 716 weapons were collected at the Union Baptist Church on Midland Avenue, where local and state police officers could be seen on Friday and Saturday. "We did get some of the weapons we do see common in crimes," said Montclair Police Department Deputy Chief Todd Conforti. "We did get the weapons we were looking for, along with other weapons that people turned in which are safer in our hands." The four …