CBS New York

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Newark officials have released dozens of internal emails related to a $100 million grant to the city’s schools made by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

According to the correspondence, the social networking site offered the huge grant in the hopes that it would spur contributions from donors. That plan never came to fruition, the e-mails show.

The heavily redacted correspondence was sent to The Star-Ledger of Newark late Monday night. That came just days after a state judge ordered Mayor Cory Booker to release the emails following a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a group representing Newark schoolchildren.

“It is unfortunate that it took a lawsuit and ruling from the judge to force the City of Newark to turn over public documents,” Ed Barocas, legal director for New Jersey’s ACLU chapter, said in a statement issued Tuesday night. “We and…

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