Corybooker2_1 Cory Booker, founder of Newark Now and former candidate for mayor of Newark, will speak tonight (Friday, Sept. 30) at Temple Bnai Abraham in Livingston. His speech will follow 8 pm services.  More information here.

9 replies on “Booker Talk”

  1. Now here’s an incredible individual who took on Newark’s political machine.
    Well worth the trip to Livingston to hear his vision!

  2. He is the real deal if you support dems. Many of my friends are very high on him. They send gobs of cash his way.

  3. what real world experience does corey booker have? while i definitely agree that sharpe james should have been out of office LONG AGO, corey booker just doesn’t seem genuine to me…
    just my humble opinion…
    newark resident

  4. it’s also kind of disturbing that booker has hired many ex-james cronies to work on his campaign…
    will booker merely be a repeat of james? how does he plan to escape the control of the democratic machine that REALLY runs newark?
    i WILL vote for booker, and hope that he can follow through on his promises…
    newark is SUCH a great city, with all its problems, i choose to live here because i love it…

  5. He has too much ego. James is horrible, Booker does not understand Newark. Being a Jew i think Booker is too far to the right and he is a cohort of many right wing groups who have giving him a lot of money.

  6. I do not trust Booker, who is this guy, where is his background info – all of it. The info on this guy is so little he could be a killer for all we know.
    I will take Rice. Thanks.

  7. I would have to concur with these skeptical perceptions and opinons of Mr. Booker. It is beyond contestation that Newark is in dire need of young, dymanic, intellectual leaders to carry it forward. However, I am not convinced as to how Mr. Booker, with his meager, although, growing understanding of the city, as well as feigned interest in it, is the true answer. In this regard, I think our, those in and out of Newark, will be best served by patience and fortitude. I have no doubt the Newark has nurtured some young leaders who are able and genuinely willing to see to Newark’s future.

  8. Cory Booker served on the Newark City Council from 1998 to 2002.
    In 2002 he became director of Newark Now, a grassroots nonprofit group, a partner at a Newark law firm, and a senior fellow at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
    He IS one of the “young leaders who are able and genuinely willing to see to Newark’s future.”

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