Newark beefing up security at the Rock in anticipation of 'spirited' crowds
- POLICE & FIRE
- Paul Milo
Thursday, May 17, 2012
[Editor's note: This story was originally published Thursday 4 p.m. It has since been updated with new information.] There’s no love lost between fans of the region’s professional hockey teams, the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers. And if anything, that rivalry is getting even hotter as the teams - each with a win apiece in the seven-game NHL playoff series - prepare for their next matchup Saturday on the Devils home ice, the Prudential Center in Newark. But overzealous fans be warned: the city’s police will be out in force. "The Newark Police Department has made additional provisions for the upcoming hockey playoff game between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils in anticipation of .... perhaps more spirited fans," …
Mayor says Vanderbeek 'has bilked Newark at every turn'
Mayor Cory Booker today unleashed a half-decade’s worth of frustration with the owner of the New Jersey Devils, repeatedly referring to Jeff Vanderbeek as a “liar” and “bamboozler” who has cheated Newark and state residents. Speaking early this afternoon at the Prudential Center in downtown Newark, the hockey team's home since the arena was completed in 2007, Booker said New Jerseyans should be “spitting mad” following an arbitrators’ ruling yesterday upholding an agreement guaranteeing the team millions in back-payments from parking revenue and for other costs. Those payments, totalling more than $15 million, more than offset the $14.7 million in rental and other payments the arbitarors said the team owes the city. [Click here for video …