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Old 04-13-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker taken to hospital after fire rescue
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 10:45 PM Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 11:13 PM
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced on Twitter that he suffered smoke inhalation while rescuing neighbors from a house fire on his street in Newark. The mayor is pictured during a meeting with The Star-Ledger Editorial Board in February.

NEWARK Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital tonight after a fire broke out in his neighborhood and he went inside to help rescue the occupants, according to a spokeswoman for the mayor.

The fire occurred at a two-story building on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, shortly before the mayor had arrived home following a taped television interview on News 12 New Jersey.

The mayor confirmed on his Twitter account tonight that he suffered from smoke inhalation, saying he was on his way to a hospital for treatment.
"Thanks 2 all who are concerned. Just suffering smoke inhalation," Booker tweeted. "We got the woman out of the house. We are both off to hospital. I will b ok."

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced on his Twitter page tonight that he suffered smoke inhalation and was heading to a hospital for treatment.

Additional details about the fire, including how it started and how much damage occurred, were not immediately known.

An unknown number of occupants from the house, next door to the mayor's home, were taken to the hospital for treatment, according to Anne Torres, a spokeswoman for Mayor Booker.
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This did happen. The Mayor possibly saved the lives of my good friend's in-laws. Bravo, Mr. Mayor (I just wish he wouldn't have tweeted it though...)
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:30 AM   #3
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This did happen. The Mayor possibly saved the lives of my good friend's in-laws. Bravo, Mr. Mayor (I just wish he wouldn't have tweeted it though...)
Too much the politician not to do that, unfortunately.
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I am proud and I appreciate what Mayor Booker and his security team did for this woman. I don't know if holding a press conference to talk about it is a good idea...a true hero is a humble one.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:06 AM   #5
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I congratulate Mayor Booker on a job well done! I trust he will use his new "Hero" status to rescue Newark from an MUA that will cost Newark much debt and hardship well into the future.
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I can give credit where it is due...I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have the courage to run Ito a burning building. Good job Booker (wow...it feels weird to say that in a non-sarcastic way!)
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #7
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There should be a coordination of this fire with 911 recordings, radio transmissions and cell phone records of everyone with Booker. I think it will show that Booker running into this burning building that just so happened to be near his sham residence was not all what he claims.

He then uses it for political points by letting the world know this dramatic story about it.

Where was the Fire Department during all of this?
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I apologize for not mentioning Officer Rodriquez as a Hero also.


You are also a Hero Officer Rodriquez! and deserve the same praise!




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Old 04-13-2012, 10:09 AM   #9
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As a Newarker you become so cynical...but alas I just have to go against my Newarkness and say, "Nice job, Mayor Booker." It truly was a heroic act - and perhaps even foolish, but hey, Cory is just one of "those guys"....it's something endemic with that naive burbarian upbringing that he just can't shake. Either way, he did a selfless act and it challenges us all to be a bit more selfless when it comes to helping our neighbors. At the very least, Mayor Booker, you have great new (and true I might add) material to tell your wealthy friends on the speaking curcuit. My guess is that this Saving Private Ryan moment will earn him at least 10 additional speaking dates.
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No it'd bookerman,The Adventures of bookerman Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! ("Look! Up in the sky!" "It's a bird!" "It's a plane!" "It's bookerman )... Yes, it's bookerman ... strange visitor from another planet, who came to newark with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men! bookerman ... who can change the course of mighty MUA's bend The Devil's in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Corey booker mild-mannered Mayor for a great metropolitan city now, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way! Stay tuned for another exciting episode of the adventures of Bookerman.
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