Media outlets are praising Newark, NJ, Mayor Cory Booker. Booker has taken to Twitter and the streets to help residents clear the two feet of snow in the city. We’ve seen praise for Booker on the NewsWorks Twitter stream, calling out the likes of Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter for not doing enough (or anything) while Booker helped shovel folks out.
But residents say the help seems better from afar. Newark law enforcement officials say Booker had no real plan, the Star-Ledger reports, making for a haphazard cleanup that’s still got some people snowed in on their blocks.
Booker used his Twitter account to interact with residents to determine who needed the most help. But his work couldn’t make up for the 92 lost sanitation jobs in the city.
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