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Half-Staff Alert - December 9, 2019
For New Jersey Only

Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities on Monday, December 9, 2019, in recognition of the passing of former Newark Councilman and community leader Calvin West.

"If anyone truly wanted to know Newark, they had to know Calvin West. For more than 60 years, he put his home city first and fought tirelessly for its people and neighborhoods. He garnered great respect across the state," said Governor Murphy. "I met Calvin long before I ran for governor, but when I did he gave me advice when few others cared and handed down some tough love when he thought it was needed -- something he continued to do right up until his passing. He was a friend, and I will miss him. I know countless Newarkers will miss their friend, too."



**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.


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