With rumors swirling around Trenton and beyond that the hammer of a federal indictment is set to fall on those involved in the Newark Watershed scandal it is not surprising that someone wanted to get ahead of the curve and write a quasi-political obituary on Senator Cory Booker. Firedoglake has already had an Open Public [...]
|By: DSWright Wednesday October 29, 2014 11:03 am|
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:07 am|
Though other scandals may be more prominent in New Jersey at present, the investigation into the corrupt practices of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) is slowly but surely making progress with Senator Cory Booker coming under scrutiny. The NWCDC was charged with managing Newark’s water and was paid by the City of Newark [...]
|By: DSWright Monday May 19, 2014 8:24 am|
It was all a conspiracy theory, right? While much of the corporate media – particularly the now ex-Newark Star Ledger – ignored the forces behind “education reform” in Newark, journalist Max Blumenthal decided to actually investigate. On election day the Wall Street backed Super Pac “Newark First” reportedly dumped $300,000 to pay workers – many [...]
|By: DSWright Wednesday May 14, 2014 9:35 am|
Last night Ras Baraka won Newark’s mayoral election all but formally ending the Cory Booker era. With the power of grass roots and union support Baraka overcame Booker’s chosen establishment backed successor Shavar Jeffries. Though Booker has already gone on to continue hyping himself in the US Senate, his legacy in Newark has yet to [...]
|By: DSWright Monday September 23, 2013 8:01 am|
It all started with “T-Bone”, a story Booker told about a drug dealer who first threatened Booker’s life only to later breakdown crying and asking Booker for help in turning his own life around. The problem? By all accounts there is no T-Bone. No steak name-sake exists.
|By: DSWright Wednesday April 10, 2013 8:10 am|
Though Governor Chris Christie refers to students protesting his privatization plans as drug mules, the students of Newark decided yesterday to stand up for their right to an education and walked out of class to protest the attack on their public school system. About 1,000 students from a half-dozen Newark high schools walked out of [...]
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 26, 2012 9:16 am|
A Superior Court judge has ordered the City of Newark to release emails that were exchanged about the $100 million pledge that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made to Newark schools in September 2010.
|By: David Dayen Monday May 21, 2012 10:25 am|
Against my better judgment I’m going to weigh in on this Cory Booker story. As you probably know, Booker appeared on Meet the Press yesterday and pronounced himself “nauseated” by the Obama campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney’s record with the private equity firm Bain Capital. In a follow-up YouTube that looked like the kind of [...]