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Booker and Christie bond over groundbreaking of Newark ShopRite
The Star-Ledger ^ | October 18, 2013 | David Giambusso

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 Booker’s 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 Newark’s 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 Newark’s economic development boom.

“It happened because I have a governor who put partisanship aside, stood by this city and delivered for us. We’re seeing it today,” Booker said...

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: New Jersey; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; booker; chrischristie; democrats; gop; krispykreme; newjersey; rinos
Awww, isn't that sweet? I guess that saying is true, "Once you go....
1 posted on 10/18/2013 2:09:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That shopping center will be a crime-infested ghetto in 2 years. Watch and see.


2 posted on 10/18/2013 2:13:19 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 2:13:19 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: fwdude

You think it will take 2 years? How about 2 weeks?


4 posted on 10/18/2013 2:15:47 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Viennacon

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.


5 posted on 10/18/2013 2:21:23 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was hoping the Reps would choose a conservative candidate in '16, not an east-coast liberal RINO like Christie.

Boy was I wrong! If even the Democrats like him, he must be the man for me!

NOT

6 posted on 10/18/2013 2:23:45 PM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“along one of Newark’s most troubled corridors.”

Build it and they will come. To rob, steal, trash.


7 posted on 10/18/2013 2:29:42 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And that asshole thinks he has my vote.....NOT!


8 posted on 10/18/2013 2:30:00 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: fwdude

1


9 posted on 10/18/2013 2:30:39 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I assume they accept the latest commodity — food stamps


10 posted on 10/18/2013 2:32:15 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Former Proud Canadian; Doogle
You think it will take 2 years? How about 2 weeks?

I should have said within two years. I was being generous.

11 posted on 10/18/2013 2:33:44 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

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.....


12 posted on 10/18/2013 2:41:18 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent, another food stamp redemption center to be robbed and pillaged.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 2:47:49 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Nice to see a developer is willing to take a chance building new retail in Newark...The place is an armpit...

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...

14 posted on 10/18/2013 2:53:36 PM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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To: Viennacon
He is too busy being the Bret Bielema (Wisconsin version) of politics. He desperately wants to run up the score in his own race. He wants to win by 5 touchdowns in November.
15 posted on 10/18/2013 3:50:41 PM PDT by gusty
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To: Viennacon

Krispy is Mclame 2. He dosent have zero to hug anymore so now he has NJ’s own


16 posted on 10/18/2013 3:53:34 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Former Proud Canadian

2 weeks? How about 2 days?


17 posted on 10/18/2013 4:07:31 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any doubt now that Fatso is glad that Booker won?


18 posted on 10/18/2013 4:09:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A RAT and a RINO were in a bar.....................


19 posted on 10/18/2013 4:13:08 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Polyxene
A RAT and a RINO were in a bar.....................

How can you tell the difference?

20 posted on 10/18/2013 4:13:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement; fwdude
Don't you think it is absolutely pitiful that a sitting governor and a sitting US senator are giddy appearing at a supermarket opening.?

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?

21 posted on 10/18/2013 4:20:52 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Despite being on opposing sides during Booker’s victorious U.S. Senate run"

Horseshit. Booker is exactly where Krispy Kreme wants him to be.

22 posted on 10/18/2013 4:22:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saw a GOPe consultant on Fox almost P’ing her pants with excitement for Christie...........

He doesnt have a chance in the real America.


24 posted on 10/18/2013 11:50:04 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: rrrod

Just wait until Christie is the GOP nominee.

The media will fall in line and make him look like a tea partier.


25 posted on 10/18/2013 11:53:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fwdude
That shopping center will be a crime-infested ghetto in 2 years. Watch and see.

2 years? It's been a cess pool for the past 40.

26 posted on 10/19/2013 12:39:18 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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 62–33 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

Christie leads 92–6 percent among Republicans and 71–23 percent among independent voters, while Democrats back Buono 66–30 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.


27 posted on 10/19/2013 2:43:19 PM PDT by Nero Germanicus
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