Newark Celebrates First Murder-Free Month in 40 Years

Newark Celebrates First Murder-Free Month in 40 Years

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cory-booker-twitter-photo.jpgFor the first time in more than 40 years, an entire calendar month has come and gone without a homicide in New Jersey’s largest city.

It’s been 32 days since a homicide took place in Newark, marking the first time there has been a slay-free calendar month in the city since 1966.

The young mayor, Cory Booker (photo, right), shouted his pride on Twitter: “Best March Madness Ever – Congrats to Newark!”

(READ more from Star Ledger, in Huffington Post)

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