Newark, where Cory Booker scored Wall Street largesse and Twitter-feed fame, is poised for a fresh start under a new mayor, a son of the 1970s black-culture movement who’s not so eager for national attention.
Frank Lautenberg, the millionaire businessman turned U.S. senator who wrote laws that raised the legal drinking age to 21 and banned smoking on domestic airplane flights, has died. The five-term Democrat from New Jersey was 89.
Five months after Cory Booker ended his tenure as mayor to join the U.S. Senate, Newark is struggling with a leadership transition that’s left New Jersey’s biggest city on the brink of a state takeover.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s allies regularly communicated about manufactured traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge, according to e-mails and texts that included a reference to the fun of “beating up on” late Democratic U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie paced the Princetonian Diner on U.S. Route 1 in mid-October, imploring patrons to pick his Republican ally and friend Joe Kyrillos over incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez.