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Teaneck Vigil To Mark Year After Sandy Hook School Massacre

Sen. Loretta Weinberg scheduled to speak

A vigil was held in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings on Cedar Lane / Patch file photo
A vigil was held in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings on Cedar Lane / Patch file photo

The Bergen County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence will mark the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting massacre with a vigil at the Teaneck Municipal Green and nearby streets, the group announced.


Speakers at the vigil will include state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Rabbi Steven Sirbu of Temple Emeth in Teaneck, organizers said. Attendees are asked to bring flashlights instead of candles for use at the vigil.


The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, one year after 20 children and six school staffers were gunned down at the Connecticut school.


The grassroots Bergen County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence has been pushing elected officials to pursue new gun regulations and held anti-gun violence vigils around the area.

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Teaneck_Resident December 01, 2013 at 08:48 AM
Here's a solid idea. Rather than push for new legislation and more gun control laws that will be a failure what if Weinberg Sirbu and the rest of these folks started pushing for measures that address mental illness? After all most mass gun shootings have one thing in common MENTAL ILLNESS. People need to wake up and realize that you can ban anything and everything that can be used to hurt people and tragedies like Sandy Hook will still happen. I hate to say this but this vigil is nothing more than Weinberg's way of using the death of children for her own twisted and useless agenda. Wake folks.
Legal Notice December 01, 2013 at 08:55 AM
Weinberg is a despicable opportunist Anti American liberal. Thank God that Chris Christie vetoed her confiscate bill. Let her try to confiscate guns in Israel and see how long she lasts over there.
Teaneck_Resident December 01, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Legal Notice, the unfortunate part is that most people do not realize that Weinberg is a, as you put it, a despicable opportunist Anti American liberal. She uses the death and blood of children to further her communist agenda rather than deal with the issue. Why did she and the rest of her posse not write Bills that addressed mental illness. Rather they wrote communistic style Bills that restricted lawful citizens. These Bills even restricted women from defending themselves and their families. But I guess Weinberg supports criminals more than she does lawful citizens.
Tom Abbott December 03, 2013 at 04:58 PM
The bigoted trolls are back with their usual ignorant nonsense.

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