Cory Booker’s Abandoned House a Fire Trap, Opponent Lonegan Calls It a Crack House

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm

None of this really matters since Cory Booker, The Next One, has been pre-ordained as the next Senator from New Jersey. He has imaginary friends, made-up stories about pretty much everything and none of makes a difference. Heck, people could die in this fire trap of his and it would not matter.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker allotted $1.25 million of the city’s budget to tear down deserted buildings — but his own town house erupted into flames last year after he neglected the property, allowing squatters to move in.

“No government should allow its citizenry, people who live next to these homes, to live next to a fire trap, to live next to drug dealing, to live next to prostitution,” Booker said in 2008 when he introduced the Demolition Task Force with plans to bulldoze 49 abandoned buildings.


Booker’s neighbors are still fuming over the fire that erupted in March 2012 at the three-story town house on Court Street, which is now padlocked and boarded up.

“I think Cory Booker needs to be ashamed of himself,” neighbor Betsy Smith told The Post.

“You buy a piece of property in Newark and you do nothing. You hold your head high with your chest stuck out and say, ‘I’m the mayor of Newark!’ What kind of example are you setting?”

“A piss-poor example, in my opinion.”

Via Instapundit comes this campaign announcement from Steve Lonegan.

Newark – Mayor Steve Lonegan, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate, will hold a press conference today in front of Cory Booker’s abandoned property, now a crack house.

What:  Press Conference Exposing Booker as Part of the Problem

When: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

Where: 130 Court Street

Newark, NJ 07103

You have time to get there if you’re in the neighborhood. Well, if it’s safe enough.

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