Tag Archives: Newark

United Airlines CEO Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

The Associated Press reports: The chairman and CEO of United Airlines is stepping down in connection with an investigation into the airline’s dealings with the former chairman of the agency that operates New York-area airports. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that Jeff Smisek and two other senior executives had resigned and railroad executive Oscar Munoz was named CEO and …

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City Of Newark: Don’t Eat The Sewer Fish

Yesterday’s heavy rains caused lakes and rivers in Newark to overflow, sending fish up through nearby sewer grates. And you totally should not eat sewer fish because “it’s unclear how exposure to elements outside of their natural domains will affect them.”

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NEWARK: City Stresses That Real Estate Sale Is Open To Same-Sex Couples

A curious press release from the city of Newark: Newark, NJ – Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Baye Adofo-Wilson announced today that the City of Newark will sell municipally-owned vacant lots city-wide for $1,000 each to couples seeking to construct homes on them, in a “Valentine’s Land Sale Day.” The sale …

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Officials Rebel Against Port Authority Plan To End Overnight PATH Train Service

Nighttime workers and nightlife fans in New Jersey will soon have no way to get home from Manhattan if the Port Authority gets its way. Via the Jersey Journal: Several Hudson County officials will join forces with other officials tomorrow to call on the Port Authority to to cancel its proposal to eliminate the overnight PATH service. The press conference, …

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NEW JERSEY: Christian Heckler Disrupts Newark’s First Wedding Ceremony

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Tweet Of The Day: Cory Booker

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Cory Booker Announces 2014 Senate Bid

Booker couches his announcement in the usual “exploring the possibility” language, but there it is. Sorry, New Jersey, there will be no Governor Booker. Not in 2014, at least.

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Cory Booker’s Day Six

“Today is my 6th day of the SNAP Challenge; my 6th sweet potato; my 6th day of canned beans; and, my 6th day of canned veggies. I still like those foods but I found myself craving some variety. I realize when you find food on sale or buy in bulk, you can end up eating a lot of the same …

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Cory Booker’s Third Day On Food Stamps

“My third day on the #SNAPChallenge was by far the toughest. Today, I was in motion and at meetings all day. My crazy schedule required that I prepare all of my food in the morning to enable me to eat on the go. In addition to preparing and packaging my meals, I realized early this morning that I am eating …

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Quote Of The Day – Cory Booker

“This morning, I will begin living on a food budget of $30 a week / $4.32 per day.  This is the financial equivalent of the budget provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in the State of New Jersey.  I will live only on a SNAP equivalent food budget for the next seven …

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Cory Booker To Go On Food Stamps

After a flame war with a Twitter user who calls herself “the enemy of communism and socialism,” Newark Mayor Cory Booker challenged her to join him in trying to live on food stamps for one week. Booker, who’s prolific on Twitter, on Sunday tweeted out a quote from Plutarch: “An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most …

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Tweet Of The Day – Cory Booker

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PhoboQuotable – Archbishop John Myers

“There are many bodily activities that people do together: enjoy meals, play sports, do manual labor, etc. Friends, teammates, colleagues, and others engage in all of these and many other activities. But everyone recognizes that marriage involves a sexual component, which these other physical experiences lack. A brother and sister or an uncle and his niece are prohibited everywhere from …

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Cory Booker 2016

You and millions of others had the same thought after Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s fiery speech tonight.

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Booker Vs Christie?

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Tweet Of The Day – Cory Booker

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Cory Booker: I Stand With Obama

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Tweets….

Get this man to Washington!

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Mayor, LGBT Ally, Firefighting Hero

Not only is Newark Mayor Cory Booker an outspoken ally in the battle for LGBT equality, he’s now being hailed as a firefighting hero. Booker arrived home last night to discover his next-door neighbor’s house on fire, and rescued a young woman trapped upstairs by carrying her through the flames, suffering second-degree burns in the process. The mayor’s security team …

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Quote Of The Day – Cory Booker

“I shudder to think what would have happened if the civil rights gains, heroically established by courageous lawmakers in the 1960s, were instead conveniently left up to popular votes in our fifty states. Equal protection under the law – for race, religion, gender or sexual orientation – should not be subject to the most popular sentiments of the day. Marriage …

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