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Booker Won’t Run for Governor, but Eyes Senate Bid

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark was viewed by many as a rising political star but his chances of unseating Gov. Chris Christie were daunting.


Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker to live on food stamps this week, following Twitter challenge

Hoping to break any stigmas of government assistance, Newark Mayor Cory Booker of New Jersey will live on food stamps this week–a challenge that first began as a Twitter conversation. The Democratic mayor will operate on a food stamp budget of about $30 a week ($4.32 per day), roughly the same amount provided to people in New Jersey who take part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).


Mayor Cory Booker persuades investors, donors to bet on still-struggling Newark

Cory Booker strides to the lectern at a June reception honoring hedge-fund founder Bill Ackman. Pershing Square Foundation, Ackman’s philanthropic organization, had pledged more than $25 million since 2007 to help poverty-racked Newark improve schooling, enhance parks and find jobs for ex-convicts.


Newark Mayor Cory Booker again appears at scene of accident

Cory Booker

The mayor of New Jersey's largest city, Newark's Cory Booker, again came upon a life-or-death emergency, but the hero was someone else.


Locals show support for Romney

Except for those representing the 99%: "We don't want vulture capitalists in office... I don't believe this country needs an economy under Romney." The protesters booed through Romney's speech and occasionally were louder than the speakers.


FDA seizes contaminated ultrasound gel

U.S. marshals seized ultrasound gel produced by a New Jersey company after the government found two dangerous strains of bacteria in the product. The Food and Drug Administration, which announced the seizure Wednesday, did not comment on how widely the gel was distributed. But it warned health-care professionals to immediately stop using the product — “Other-Sonic Generic Ultrasound Transmission” by Pharmaceutical Innovations in Newark.


Newark mayor saves woman from fire

Cory Booker

Cory Booker needs a cape, stat! The Newark, N.J., mayor -- already lionized in some corners for his good deeds -- added to his list of praiseworthy actions on Thursday night when he raced into a burning home to help save a woman trapped inside. The woman, who suffered second-degree burns on her neck and back, is reported to be in stable condition. Booker got away with only minor burns and smoke inhalation.


Stars gather to say goodbye to Houston

Whitney Houston

Many of the biggest names in entertainment gathered Saturday to say celebrate and bid farewell to singer Whitney Houston in the church in Newark, N.J., where the late singer, who died on Feb. 11, started her singing career.


N.J. flight makes belly landing in Poland

N.J. flight makes belly landing in Poland

A Boeing 767 on a flight from Newark, New Jersey, made a dramatic emergency landing at Warsaw, Poland's Frederic Chopin International airport Tuesday after problems with its landing gear, an airport spokeswoman said.


Experts Offer Space Heater Safety Tips

Fire investigators have ruled a fire that destroyed a $200,000 motor home Sunday near Newark began with a space heater.


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