In a message from Mayor Collen Mahr, the Borough will a Service of Remembrance at Fanwood Presbyterian Church on Dec. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012
A Message from Mayor Colleen Mahr The massacre of the innocents in Newtown, Connecticut, has affected all of us as we grieve collectively as a nation and as caring human beings within our own community. Who among us hasn't hugged their children just a little harder this past week? I want to assure our citizens that I have had regular and ongoing discussions with our Board of Education, our representatives on the Board, parents and our police department to keep the security of our schools top of mind. Tomorrow, on the one week anniversary of the shootings, the Fanwood/Scotch Plains ministerium will welcome everyone to an interfaith Service of Remembrance, Intercession and Hope for Newtown and our nation Friday, Dec. 21st at 9:30 AM at …
A Connecticut town once voted the safest place to live in America experiences horrific violence in one of its elementary schools.
The man identified in media reports Friday as the shooter in the second deadliest school shooting in American history has told friends that he thinks his developmentally disabled brother may have committed the crime, Patch has learned. A close friend of Ryan Lanza who requested to not be identified told Patch that he spoke to Lanza as he was making his way home from work to Hoboken. Lanza also took to his Facebook page to rail against CNN naming him as the suspect in the shooting in Newtown, Conn. “I’m on the bus home now, it wasn’t me,” Lanza wrote. Lanza’s mother, Nancy, a school teacher, is believed to be among the dead. More than 25 people, including 18 students, died in the mass shooting. The shooter was Adam Lanza, 20, the younger …