Governor Murphy on Sunday, signed Executive Order No. 62, ordering U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Monday, April 1, to honor the life of former Newark Mayor Kenneth Gibson.
“Today’s Newark has its foundation due to Mayor Gibson’s work,” Governor Murphy said. “Although we lost Mayor Gibson, his legacy will continue to live on. Tammy and I send our condolences to his wife, Camille, and his loved ones during this difficult time.”
Kenneth Gibson, the first African American Mayor of Newark, died on Saturday. He was 86.