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11/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Web Celeb Ashton Kutcher Tweeting for Community Service

Newark Mayor and frequent tweeter Cory Booker has teamed with fellow-Twitterati Ashton Kutcher in challenging web followers to pledge acts of community service in the city. They paired for a video chat asking for 300 video pledges to help the people of Newark. It's part of a campaign for community partnership to help fight violence as we approach the final quarter of the year, when there was a significant increase in crime in 2008. The Star-Ledger today reported the story with details including that once 300 pledges are received, Booker and Kutcher will be playing a "no blood, no foul" basketball game: "If Kutcher loses, the lifelong Chicago Bears fan agreed to accompany the mayor to a Giants game wearing a Giants hat and jersey. If Booker loses, the mayor will have to wear a Bears jersey to a Chicago game." Get the full story from The Star-Ledger on NJ.com.