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Lee Evans was acquitted of the 1978 murders of five Newark teenagers in 2011. (credit: CBS 2)

Lee Evans, NJ Man Acquitted In Murder Of 5 Teens, Sues

Lee Evans filed a civil suit in Superior Court in Newark against the Essex County prosecutor’s office, the Newark Police Department and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.

04/08/2014

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (credit: Getty Images)

Cory Booker: New Jersey Super Bowl Slight ‘Disrespectful’

Add Sen. Cory Booker to the growing list of New Jersey politicians who feels the state is getting slighted during this week’s Super Bowl hoopla.

01/29/2014

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N.J. Senators To Fast In Support Of Immigration Reform

Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker are planning to take part in a 24-hour fast in an effort to get the House of Representatives to consider immigration reform legislation.

12/11/2013

Luis Quintana, the new mayor of Newark. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Report: Quintana Plans On Shaking Things Up In Newark

A month after taking over for Mayor Cory Booker, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in October, Quintana has asserted his independence, moving to fire some of Booker’s closest advisers and differentiate himself from his predecessor.

12/07/2013

Luis Quintana, the new mayor of Newark. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Newark’s New Mayor To Take Ceremonial Oath Of Office

The former council president was sworn in last week to fill the unexpired term of Cory Booker, who was elected to the U.S. Senate.

11/12/2013

Sen. Cory Booker embraces Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign following the passage of the Employment Non Discrimination Act on Nov. 7, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate OKs Gay Rights Bill Banning Discrimination

Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove short-lived.

11/07/2013

Vice President Joe Biden congratulates Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) after administering a ceremonial swearing-in as his mother Carolyn Booker looks on in the Old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Captiol. October 31, 2013. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker Sworn In As U.S. Senator

Booker, 44, was sworn in as a U.S. senator at noon Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden conducted the ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.

10/31/2013

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As Cory Booker Heads For Washington, Newark Council Must Choose Interim Leader

Municipal Council President Luis Quintana is widely expected to act as interim mayor after Booker is sworn in as a U.S. senator Thursday.

10/30/2013

Newark Mayor And Senate Hopeful Cory Booker Attends Election Night Gathering

Cory Booker To Be Sworn In As Senator Oct. 31

Booker, a Democrat, was elected last week to complete the 15 months remaining on the term of former Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in June at age 89.

10/23/2013

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Likely Interim Newark Mayor Outlines Crime-Fighting Plans

Besides all the new development in Newark that left U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker will leave behind, the city’s crime problem will also be left for others to tackle.

10/19/2013

Supporters await the New Jersey Supreme court decision on same-sex marriage in front of the Supreme court building October 25, 2006 in Trenton. (credit: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

N.J. Supreme Court Allows Gay Marriages To Begin Monday As Appeals Process Continues

The state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold a lower-court order that gay weddings must start Monday and to deny a delay that was sought by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

10/18/2013

Cory Booker delivers his victory speech after defeating Steve Lonegan in the U.S. Senate race. (credit: Getty Images)

Cory Booker: I’ll Bring Bipartisan Spirit To Washington

A day after winning New Jersey’s vacant Senate seat, Booker said he’s talking to officials in Washington about when he might be sworn in.

10/17/2013

Senator Frank Lautenberg attends 'The Central Park Five' New York Special Screening at Dolby 88 Theater on October 2, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Some Say Late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s Widow Should Forgo Death Benefits

Lautenberg died in June after nearly three decades in the U.S. Senate. Many people would agree that he is owed a debt of gratitude but not everybody agrees that his widow Bonnie should receive $174-thousand, funded by taxpayers.

10/17/2013

Artists' rendering of the Springfield Avenue Marketplace in Newark, N.J. (credit: Tucker Development Corp.)

Groundbreaking Set For New Retail, Residential Complex In Newark

A massive grassy lot at the corner of Springfield Avenue and Jones Street where high-rise brick housing projects once sat will be transformed into what’s billed as Springfield Avenue Marketplace.

10/17/2013

Newly elected U.S. Senator Cory Booker speaks after winning a special election on October 16, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Booker, the current mayor of Newark, New Jersey, defeated Republican Steve Lonegan to replace Frank Lautenberg who died in June.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Booker Wins New Jersey U.S. Senate Race

Democrat Cory Booker thanked New Jerseyans for coming out to vote Wednesday, as he won the special election to complete the final year of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term.

10/16/2013

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