Cross burned on lawn of Obama supporters

November 13, 2008
Alina and Gary Grewal of Hardwick stand at the spot where they found a burning cross on their front lawn this morning.

Alina and Gary Grewal of Hardwick stand at the spot where they found a burning cross on their front lawn this morning.

A family of Barack Obama supporters awakened this morning to find a burned 6-foot cross on the front lawn of their home in northern Warren County, police said.

The charred cross was partly wrapped with a homemade congratulatory banner that declared “President Obama Victory ’08” and had been stolen from the lawn the night before, police said.

“Living in the 21st century, and we have to deal with this — in America,” said Gary Grewal, a native of India who lives with his wife and 8-year-old daughter on Millbrook Road in picturesque Hardwick Township.

State Police took the charred cross away in boxes to check for fingerprints or other evidence.

“We are treating it as a bias crime,” said Lt. Gerald Lewis, a State Police spokesman.

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Seeking participants for Diversity Roundtable

October 18, 2008

The Warren/Sussex County Branch of the NAACP  is seeking community members and organizations to participate in a Diversity Roundtable. The roundtable will focus on the changing face of the community’s social, economic, and educational needs.

Members of the educational, social, business, and law enforcement community are invited to participate. Interested participants can contact the branch president, Melvin M. Warren, for additional information by calling (908) 835-1582 or e-mailing melvinmwarren(at)hotmail.com.