Sunday, April 14, 2013
A coalition of groups gathered Saturday to support the Constitution and individual rights. But it wasn't just about the Second Amendment, they said.
If you were driving down Amboy Avenue Saturday morning, you might've come across a group of protesters, hoisting signs and waving flags, and wondered what they were about. The casual protest was a coalition of patriotic and Constitutional groups, mostly there to commemorate April 15, the day tax returns are due to the Internal Revenue Service. They weren't there to fight against gun control bills floating around in Congress, members said, but proponents of tightening laws against guns and gun ownership in the wake of December's school shootings in Connecticut seemed to insist they were. So explained Gary Charwin, a leader of the Tea Party of Middlesex County, who said he was in Woodbridge to stand up for Constitutional rights. The Tea …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI stepped down at the end of February, as local Catholics paid tribute to him.
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Monday, March 4
On the day that Pope Benedict XVI officially stepped down as leader of the Catholic Church, approximately 600 clergy, religious and faithful from around the Diocese of Metuchen gathered for a Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the gift of his papacy. The Most Rev. Paul G. Bootkoski, principal celebrant of the evening liturgy February 28 at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in Metuchen, greeted the worshippers who filled the cathedral. In his opening remarks the bishop reaffirmed the Mass was offered both in thanksgiving for Pope Benedict's service as head of the Church, and also as a prayer of petition for the selection of a new pope. “We gather tonight because we are grateful for Pope Benedict’s eight years of leadership and for his …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Crowds are expected at the Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen Show, to be held this week in Edison.
In the wake of the deadly schools shootings in Newtown, Connecticut last year, several guns shows in the area were called off. Because of New Jersey's restrictive gun ownership and transfer laws, the state doesn't have gun shows, per se, where firearms are bought and sold. But New Jersey has the next best thing for the sportsman, a variety of outdoors and hunting shows. One of the oldest and best known takes place this week in Edison, the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show. Despite the outcry over guns and push by politicians for even more restrictive gun control laws - and in some quarters, a compete ban on guns - the Garden State show, which is celebrating its 30th anniversy, exhibits few signs of losing its popularity. Thousands …