Gov. Corzine is showing support in Newark this afternoon. From Newsday

Gov. Jon S. Corzine plans to be in the stands for a high school game in Newark Thursday after suburban schools refused to play because of drive-by shootings.
The schools changed their minds following pressure and assurances from athletic and government officials.
Roselle will face Newark Central at Untermann Field. The superintendent agreed after getting safety assurances in a conference call with Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
Newark’s school superintendent canceled all athletic events after two people were killed in drive-by shootings on Friday.
Central High and Cranford then refused to play in the city and met at a neutral site on Monday.

Liz George is the publisher of Montclair Local.

7 replies on “Corzine Goes To Newark, Game On”

  1. Why would it? Do you suppose he will order his driver to speed up so they can cross the tracks before the gates come all the way down?

  2. Any truth to the rumor of increased gang activity tonight and tomorrow, members in a silver suv ordered to kill 34 women by halloween night?

  3. Gangs have been shooting it out at NJ h.s. football games for decades. Back in the 70’s, the Camden chapters of the Wheels of Soul and the Thunderguards (two black 1%er clubs) ruined three Thanksgiving games in a row with gunplay on Turkey Day.
    Gives new meaning to the phrase “running for daylight,” eh, walleroo?

  4. Well, at least Corzine is doing something that isn’t going to cost me more. (Not that I can anticipate, anyway.) So I guess I can go ahead and agree with him on this. And if it prevents him from doing any real damage, I’ll be all for it.

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