Nearly two dozen organizations have applied for grants from a state program designed to funnel money toward security upgrades at nonprofits. Of the 25 applications to the program last fiscal year, 22 came from Jewish organizations requesting nearly $885,000, according to a Globe review of more than 150 pages of documents provided through a public records request. Just three applicants — a synagogue, a Jewish high school, and a secular hospital — won funding, totaling about $150,000. Taken together, however, the details of the requests evoke not just an image of a religious community roiled by mass shootings in synagogues from California to Pennsylvania, but also a gnawing question: Is no place safe anymore? “It was very difficult to talk about, because the whole concept [of more hardened security] doesn’t agree with the Jewish tradition, which is always open and welcoming,” said Joan Rosner, president of Holyoke’s Congregation Sons of Zion, … [Read more...] about Jewish schools, synagogues seek state grants to improve security
Training camp for school shooter
That’s a lot of drama for any football coach, let alone a 38-year-old starting his first head coaching job. “Do I look worried?” Flores said in his office last week. Two days later, one of Flores’s starting wide receivers, Kenny Stills, publicly called out the Dolphins owner Stephen Ross for holding a fundraiser for President Trump. What next, frogs raining from the sky? “We all got to deal with adversity in life. It’s something that’s not new to me,” Flores said in an interview with the Globe. “None of us are exempt from tragedy. Everyone’s got things going on in their lives. We’ve got to be able to bounce back, compartmentalize, be able to come to work, get better and improve. And I think if we do those things it will be OK.” In one answer, Flores was stoic, confident and relatable — the three reasons why the Dolphins took a chance on him as their latest head coach. Before taking this job in … [Read more...] about Brian Flores facing tough tests early on as Dolphins coach
Morgan Smith, Associated Press Updated 1:01 pm CDT, Friday, July 5, 2019 In this Saturday, June 29, 2019, photo, Cindy Bullock, Timpanogos Academy secretary, participates in shooting drills at the Utah County Sheriff's Office shooting range during the teacher's academy training, in Spanish Fork Canyon, Utah. About 30 teachers in Utah are spending their summer learning how to stuff wounds and shoot guns as part of a training held by police to prepare educators for an active shooter scenario in their schools. less In this Saturday, June 29, 2019, photo, Cindy Bullock, Timpanogos Academy secretary, participates in shooting drills at the Utah County Sheriff's Office shooting range during the teacher's academy training, in ... more Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP Image 1 of / 7 … [Read more...] about Armed Utah teachers practice responding to school shootings
Adam Geller, Ap National Writer Updated 7:16 am PDT, Sunday, April 28, 2019 Vincent Vetromile appears in court with his attorney Stephen Sercu in Rochester, N.Y., on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Vetromile and three others are charged with plotting to attack an Islamic community in upstate New York. (Jamie Germano/Democrat & Chronicle via AP, Pool) less Vincent Vetromile appears in court with his attorney Stephen Sercu in Rochester, N.Y., on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Vetromile and three others are charged with plotting to attack an Islamic community in upstate ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 Vincent Vetromile appears in court with his attorney Stephen Sercu in Rochester, N.Y., on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Vetromile and three others are … [Read more...] about Twitter terror: Arrests prompt concern over online extremism
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:22 am A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the bottom floor of the Northridge Meadows apartments searching for victims. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmergency workers remove a survivor from the first floor of the Northridge Meadows. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fire and rescue vehicles fill the street in front of the Northridge Meadows apartment … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?