Newark officials announce 'Safe Summer' initiativePosted: Updated:
Strict curfews are being enforced and more activities for young people are being introduced as Newark looks to curb a growing tide of violence before it gets out of control.
Officials announced the city's safe summer initiative in front of community groups at Calvary Gospel Church, where they said residents will see a lot more cops on the beat.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker says this summer will be different, despite an explosion of violence a week ago, including the shooting death of an off-duty police officer. Booker and Newark's acting police director, Sam DiMaio, say for starters there'll be a dusk-to-dawn curfew for minors.