Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Money and gear donated by teams across the state for family of Sandy Hook victim and his teammates.
Tuesday, January 22
The 33rd Annual Caldwell 8th Grade and Under Wrestling tournament took place on Sunday at James Caldwell High School. The event attracted 335 wrestlers from all over the tri-state area and included state and county champs from various areas. In attendance were 13 wrestlers from the Newtown, Conn. Youth Wrestling Association. Their teammate, Jack Pinto, was a victim of the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Donations came from all over New Jersey (Caldwell, Verona, Cedar Grove, West Essex, Scorpions Wrestling School, Kearny, Passaic Valley, Montville, Nutley and many others). Cedar Grove Coach Mike Brown and the Cedar Grove Wrestling community donated $1,100 dollars as well as a huge box of gear. The Caldwell Wrestling Club, co-…
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
Verona, Cedar Grove districts review procedures following 26 deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday.
The Verona and Cedar Grove School Districts are re-examining their safety guidelines following the Friday, Dec. 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. School officials have been in close contact with local police to ensure the safety of all Verona and Cedar Grove students. Verona Following the tragedy, Verona Superintendent Steven Forte held a conference phone call with Verona Police Chief Douglas Huber. “We decided it would be important to make some adjustments in the short term and work to indentify areas that could be improved in the long term,” said Forte. For the short term, Verona schools will: In the long term, Verona Police and the Verona School District will complete an audit of school security procedures and drills, …