This is in the city which Money Magazine, in 1996, labelled a "Most Dangerous City". This is the city for which Cory Booker, D-Newark, is completing his first term as mayor. This is the city in which the crime rate has dropped 20% since 1997.
Booker is a Rhodes Scholar, a Yale law school graduate. He is "clean and articulate" :-), somewhat hyper, a dreamer grounded in the pragmatic next step.
He is a major tweeter on Twitter (search for "CoryBooker"). In addition to city news, and efforts to mobilize the citizens to improve their lives, Booker intersperses city news with such tweeting aphorisms as:'
Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. --Edison
One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. --Sidney Howard
It always seems impossible until its done. --Nelson Mandela
One way or another, you need to follow this guy if you wish to join the effort to solve all the world's problems.
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