Being the former Mayor of Newark should be a disqualifier from running for public office. Instead, Cory Booker used it to spring to the Senate and now wants to be the President of the United States.
Meanwhile, the city he claims to have saved, not only has a lead crisis, but can’t figure out how to hand out bottled water.
Urgent new warnings from federal environmental officials about contamination in drinking water from aging lead pipes spread anxiety and fear across much of Newark, but the municipal government’s makeshift efforts to set up distribution centers to hand out bottled water were hampered by confusion and frustration.
State and local officials said they were making free water available to 15,000 of the city’s 95,000 households, and hundreds of people waited in long lines in the summer heat to pick up cases of water. But officials had to halt the distribution temporarily after discovering that some of the water exceeded its best-by date.
Which means you can still hand out the water. And it is water after all. But they can’t figure out water filters either.
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