Cory Booker - Mayor of Newark

Cory Booker Mayor of Newark political phenom is trying to give New Jersey's most populous city a shot at redemption Michael Christopher Brown
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker is battling soaring unemployment — 13.5% by a recent estimate — and one of the worst crime rates in the country in his effort to return a once great city to its former glory.

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