Newark Mayor Cory Booker Opens His Home To Residents Without Power, Heat

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been referred to as a superhero of sorts — and the he’s using the same trademark social media approach in tackling the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. He’s even opened the doors to his own home, inviting residents to re-charge and relax.

Booker took to Twitter to respond to a resident — a “Newark native” under the handle @my_serenalove — who said she lives “around the corner” from the mayor but doesn’t have power, while much of the area does. He responded:

Later, another resident, who goes by the handle “@uniquenj1,” also took up Booker on his offer, with Booker replying, “Let me know if u need DVDs.” He later added, “I’m having lunch delivered for the 12 or so of you hanging at my place.”

A while afterward, @my_serenalove again tweeted, thanking him for lunch: “Thx for the food @CoryBooker we are all enjoying it while watching Happy Feet in the heat.”

Impossible to read that tweet and not smile.

Booker has been using his Twitter account to communicate with residents about help with food and other supplies as well, as the city recovers and copes with lingering power outages.

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