Cory Booker, the Newark, New Jersey, mayor who in April carried a woman out of a burning building, may have been involved in another incident, this time involving a pedestrian who was apparently struck by a vehicle.
They won't keep you warm or replace a good pair of snow boots, but a few digital tools have popped up to help people figure out how to respond to a major snowstorm that hit the northeastern United States this week.
The world is urbanizing fast -- more than half the globe's people now live in cities. That fact makes the management of urban areas a critical challenge and mayors more important than ever. Few mayors are attracting as much attention as Newark's Cory Booker, leading a city with a 40-year reputation for blight, crime, and poverty. Already well known, Booker became far more famous in late September when he and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Oprah Winfrey's TV show to announce Zuckerberg's $100 million pledge to Newark schools. Booker, 41, was reelected in May by a comfortable margin, having replaced a notoriously corrupt administration in 2006. He went to Stanford on a football scholarship, then studied history at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and got a law degree at Yale. As mayor, he has reduced violent crime, his top priority; March was the city's first murder-free month in 44 years. Booker today has over a million followers on Twitter -- fewer than Lady Gaga but more
Oprah had a question: "In this age of red states and blue states, with everyone being so partisan against everything, that fact that you could all come together -- you're a Republican and he's a Democrat -- did that ever come into it?"
MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. -- Florida State professor Sally Karioth bought two cards to give her prized pupil Saturday; one for good news and one for bad. Had Myron Rolle opened the bad-news card, it would have played the old Band-Aid jingle.
The two leading rivals for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, both picked up endorsements Monday from state and local officials in New York and New Jersey, two key states participating in next year's February 5 coast-to-coast primary showdown.