By Levon Putney

NEWARK, NJ (WCBS 880) — The City of Newark is getting ready to fight a long, hot summer of crime.

spike in violent crimes since last year and fears of a hot summer to come in Newark, Mayor Cory Booker told the crowd inside Calvary Gospel Church the city will strictly enforce curfew laws.

WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports: More Officers Out On Patrol In Newark

“It’s time that we as a community take a greater responsibility for what is going on,” he said. “Children should not be on the streets after hours.”

Acting police director Samuel Demaio says they’re returning a helicopter to the air and putting cops back on foot patrols and says even lieutenants and commanders will go out once a week.

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