Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Where do you stand on gun control issues? Take our Patch Poll.
Shooting tragedies like the July 2012, Aurora, Colo. movie theatre massacre, the December 2012 Newtown Ct. school shooting, and recently, a six-year old Toms River boy who was shot and killed by a four-year old friend have sparked huge debates throughout the country on gun laws. A recent Quinnipiac University poll found that 58 percent of New Jersey residents want stricter laws when it comes to gun control in the state. Comments are pouring in from Patch readers from all over to weigh in on the issue. Here is what people are saying about the Toms River incident: Chester Boro Resident "There are no words that take any of this pain away. Can't imagine any child being in this predicament. My heart goes out to both families. Why are people …
Brandon Holt died after being shot in the head Monday night
A 6-year-old Toms River boy died Tuesday, a day after he was shot in the head by a 4 year old with a rifle. "It's a tragic thing that happened," said Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher Tuesday. "It's a terrible tragedy." Holt was in the yard of a McCormick Drive home when the 4 year old brought the .22 caliber rifle out from inside the house, Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said. Mastronardy said the matter is under investigation, and any criminal action against the owner of the gun would have to be reviewed by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. The chief did not identify the owner of the rifle. The parents were "nearby" when the incident occurred, and the mother of the 4-year-old called 911, the chief said. The 6-year-old was flown to …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Former Caldwell Police sergeant and his wife were found dead Monday morning from gunshot wounds inside their Parsippany home.
A former Caldwell Police sergeant and his wife who were found shot to death Monday morning inside their Parsippany home were the "perfect couple," one friend said. Karen Delli Santi, of West Caldwell, grew up in Bloomfield just a few doors down from Chester Andraka. “Everyone knew him,” she said. “He was a great friend to everyone.” Chester Andraka and his wife, Rosaria, were found dead Monday morning from gunshot wounds inside their Medford Road home just down the street from Parsippany Hills High School. Click here to continue reading on the Parsippany Patch.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Police investigate homicide at Phoenix Amusements on Floyd Avenue in Bloomfield
Verona resident, Joseph G. Rossi, a longtime Bloomfield business owner and former Bloomfield resident was shot dead in his Floyd Avenue store at 1:45 pm on Friday afternoon, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Rossi owned Phoenix Amusements at 105 Floyd Avenue, right beside Pete's Place bodega. Late Friday afternoon, the intersection of Floyd Avenue and LaFrance was partitioned off with police yellow tape. Officers blocked the premises of Phoenix Amusements, a pinball and electronic game store. Police cars and numerous vehicles from the Medical Examiner's office and the Essex County Prosecutor's office surrounded the area. At approximately 6:00 pm, the body of the victim was wheeled out on a stretcher and driven away by …