Skip to comments.Booker and Christie bond over groundbreaking of Newark ShopRite
Posted on 10/18/2013 2:09:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
NEWARK It was a kumbaya moment for Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Gov. Chris Christie, but one that will have a lasting impression in Newark.
Despite being on opposing sides during Bookers victorious U.S. Senate run against Republican Steve Lonegan, the two men once again touted their bipartisan alliance Thursday with the groundbreaking of the Springfield Avenue Marketplace, a $94 million retail and housing complex that includes a 66,000 square-foot ShopRite supermarket along one of Newarks most troubled corridors.
This is not because of a mayor. It really is because of great leadership on many different fronts, Booker said, thanking Christie, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, the City Council and project developer Tucker Development, the company that also built the downtown Courtyard Marriott.
Booker heaped thanks on the developer, Richard Tucker, but also credited his partnership with Christie for helping to usher in much of Newarks economic development boom.
It happened because I have a governor who put partisanship aside, stood by this city and delivered for us. Were seeing it today, Booker said...
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That shopping center will be a crime-infested ghetto in 2 years. Watch and see.
Krispy Kreme who barely lifted a finger to defeat Short-bus Booker. Unbelievable. And trust me, there are at least a couple of Freepers who want him for president.
You think it will take 2 years? How about 2 weeks?
That picture and words made me ill. For what it’s worth, I hit him up on twitter and implored him to stop the damn charade, just switch parties already and call it a day.
He is so damn weak.
Boy was I wrong! If even the Democrats like him, he must be the man for me!
“along one of Newarks most troubled corridors.”
Build it and they will come. To rob, steal, trash.
And that asshole thinks he has my vote.....NOT!
I assume they accept the latest commodity — food stamps
I should have said within two years. I was being generous.
I worked in a Shoprite in Newark back in 66 and it got held up by a Mutt and Jeff team....the Mutt was so nervous I was hoping he didn’t sneeze.
You have no idea has pleasant it is to look at a few thousands of mug shots till 4am.....
Excellent, another food stamp redemption center to be robbed and pillaged.
Jobs for the local people, property values go up, incentive for other businesses to open up because of increased traffic patterns, better housing, more tax revenue ...
Hopefully it will last, I won't take that bet...
Knock fat boy all you want...but I see nothing wrong in what he is doing...he is governor after all...
Krispy is Mclame 2. He dosent have zero to hug anymore so now he has NJ’s own
2 weeks? How about 2 days?
Any doubt now that Fatso is glad that Booker won?
A RAT and a RINO were in a bar.....................
How can you tell the difference?
Umm, supermarkets open every single day in America. I get it, Newark is a third world hell hole and a new lemonade stand is a big deal. But, seriously, is this a big deal that should be celebrated? Am I the only one that sees the irony?
Horseshit. Booker is exactly where Krispy Kreme wants him to be.
Saw a GOPe consultant on Fox almost P’ing her pants with excitement for Christie...........
He doesnt have a chance in the real America.
Just wait until Christie is the GOP nominee.
The media will fall in line and make him look like a tea partier.
2 years? It's been a cess pool for the past 40.
Gov. Chris Christie maintains a big lead over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
With wide leads among men and women, Christie sails ahead of Buono 6233 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
Christie leads 926 percent among Republicans and 7123 percent among independent voters, while Democrats back Buono 6630 percent, according to the Quinnipiac poll.
The Quinnipiac University poll of 1,938 New Jersey likely voters was conducted from Oct, 10-14, and has a margin of error of 2.2 percentage points.