Sharif Campaign attempts to tackle Newark's homicide horror

By PolitickerNJ Staff | December 2nd, 2013

To date, Newark Central Ward Councilman Darrin Sharif's mayoral campaign has borne some resemblance to the 1984 Democratic Presidential Primary effort of astronaut John Glenn.

In other words, it has given the very strong impression of trouble on the launch pad.

But Sharif wants to change that evidently, and this coming weekend he has scheduled an anti-violence summit.

“The fatal shooting that occurred in the Central Ward over this holiday weekend underscores the need for us to up our investment in these at-risk neighborhoods,” said Sharif. 

Instead of calling for a rally or a march to aggrandize the 96th homicide in the City of Newark, Sharif said, “I’m calling all residents to join me this Saturday, December 7 in a concrete response to crime that will stabilize communities.” 

Seeking what he notes are  sustainable alternatives to curb the recent increase in violence occurring in the city of Newark, Sharif has partnered with local colleges, universities, non-profit organizations and corporations to increase community involvement in activities that offer young people and adults opportunities other than crime and violence.

The “Partnerships for Change Volunteer Summit” will take place on Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Jersey Institute for Technology (NJIT) Campus Center Atrium, 150 Bleeker St., Newark. 

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