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.