Something I read today: An inmate held in the Essex County Jail says that there is a plot by the Bloods gang to assassinate incoming Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Is Newark so messed up that they can't have an orderly transition of mayors without gang threats? There are bigger cities that seem to elect a mayor without these problems.
Booker says "My hope is that in a year or two, every resident feels as safe and secure as I do." GOOD. Newark is a $1.50 PATH ride away from Manhattan. It could be beautiful someday.