Essex County News

Student-Led March for Our Lives to Take Place in Montclair, Mar. 24

0a3efe2b768be9945b82_MHS_PROTEST_GUN_VIOLENCE_031418_TAPINTO.jpg
Montclair High School Credits: Cindy C. A. Pereira
0a3efe2b768be9945b82_MHS_PROTEST_GUN_VIOLENCE_031418_TAPINTO.jpg

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair and surrounding-area students are planning to participate in a movement called 'March for Our Lives' taking place on Saturday, March 24. Part of a nationwide movement to pass common-sense gun legislation in America, the students plan on gathering in several places across the state of New Jersey, including Montclair, Maplewood, Paterson, Union and Newark.

Jaime Bedrin, regional co-organizer for Moms Demand Action, was a guest on the weekly Roundtable Radio Show on 95.1FM (Essex County) on Sunday, to discuss gun safety. Bedrin, who joined Moms Demand Action nearly five years ago, now stated that her organization has over 4 million members nationally. Since the Parkland school shooting, Bedrin stated that the interest in becoming involved in her organization has spiked.

She spoke of the march and stated that her organization has an entire campaign devoted to the theme, "Be Smart." Bedrin’s organization holds assembly programs for schools, churches and others in an effort to educate the public about gun safety.

Sign Up for E-News

"We want to get more people to talk about gun safety in the home and to raise awareness," said Bedrin.

In conjunction with the national March for Our Lives event in Washington D.C. there are other events planned across the state and country.

According to published announcements, March for Our Lives NJ is a student-centered, student-led event that is being planned by a diverse committee of students from various schools across New Jersey.

The announcement for the march stated that the National Organization March for Our Lives New Jersey was inspired by the student-activists from Parkland, Florida who survived the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair is also supporting the youth and their families by participating in the March for Our Lives at Military Park in Newark on March 24 at 10am.  If interested, participants will meet in front of NJPAC, 1 Center Street in Newark, at 9:00 am.  Participants have been encouraged to look for the banner with the UUCM chalice.  Please contact Teresa DeSousa at tdesousa@gmx.com or (201) 424-3438 for more information.  

Montclair Art Museum is getting in on the action, as well, by allowing teens to use their space to make posters, T-shirts, buttons and the like for the march. The open studio will take place on Thursday, March 22, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Some materials will be provided. This session is free and open to the public.

Details for marches held on March 24 in the Union, Essex and Passaic County areas are as follows:.

Maplewood/South Orange Train Stations, 145 Dunnell Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040 at 8:30a.m.

Military Park, 93 Park Pl., Newark, NJ 07102 at 10:00a.m.

Burnet Middle School, 1000 Caldwell Ave, Union, NJ 07083 at 10:00a.m.

Rifle Camp Park Amphitheater, 387 Rifle Camp Rd, Woodland Park, NJ 07424 at 10:30a.m.

St James Episcopal Church, 581 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 at 5:00p.m

 

For more information on locations around the state, visit: https://event.marchforourlives.com/event/march-our-lives-events/search/

 

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Montclair

Ironbound Residents Plead for Parking at Zoning Board Meeting

July 15, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The city zoning board of adjustment yesterday approved variances for one of three new residential Ironbound developments despite a group of residents voicing concerns over parking.

The board approved variances for YK Group Development Consulting, based in Newark and Lakewood, to build a four-story 28-residential unit development at 526-532 Mulberry St. with 16 on-site parking ...

Safety in Numbers: NJ Computer Scientist Races to Develop Unhackable Code to Protect Everyone’s Data

July 15, 2018

Newark boasts a large – and growing – tech force. Brainwalk, an occasional series, will introduce you to some of its rising stars.

You’ve seen the ominous headlines. Armies of hackers working at the behest of hostile nation-states 24/7 to steal intelligence from our defense agencies. Apolitical hacker-thieves breaking into companies to cop trade secrets and our credit ...

Upcoming Events

Mon, July 16, 7:30 PM

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_967d6f84545049a66b3f_giacometti_nose

Tue, July 17, 7:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Giacometti at Montclair Public Library

Arts & Entertainment

Wed, July 18, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

Montclair Police Blotter: Business Burglary, DWI Arrests and More

July 8, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was released on July 3, 2018 from the Montclair Police Department:

Arrest:
06-28-2018 (Porter Place) Mr. Lonnial Hargrove (48yoa from Irvington) was arrested and charged with
DWI.
06-29-2018 (Bellevue Avenue) Mr. Avi Shvetz, 52yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with
DWI after striking a parked vehicle.
06-30-2018 (Lackawanna Plaza) Mr.

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...

Festival of the Sea at St. Francis in Brant Beach, Aug. 8-12

July 15, 2018

BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August 12. The carnival will be open nightly (weather permitting) from 6:00 to ...