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Villaraigosa tweets praise to the best neighbor ever, Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Rescue

Mel Evans/AP

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, center at microphones, stands in front of a boarded-up 433 Hawthorne Avenue, next to his home, left, in Newark, N.J., Friday, April 13, 2012 as he talks about rescuing a neighbor Thursday from fire at the home. Booker said Friday he feared for his life as he helped rescue a neighbor from a fire before firefighters arrived. He described how he returned home Thursday night and saw his neighbor's home engulfed in flames. The woman Booker helped save is in stable condition. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, NJ suffered second-degree burns and smoke inhalation on Thursday after literally rushing into a burning building to rescue his next-door neighbor, notes MSNBC.

As #corybookerstories and related tags are burning up the charts as trending topics on Twitter, Villaraigosa tweets in with recovery wishes for his Mayor mate from another state.



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