The Associated Press: Newark, NJ, marks 1st murder-free month since 1966 No matter your political affiliation or opinion of Mayor Cory Booker that is great news. I remember that city being a war zone at one point. With all this bad news coming out of the economy, praise Yah we have something to look to as some pretty decent good news. Just thought I'd drop that on you all. Hopefully everyone is blessed this weekend.