By Jhoana T. Merino-Martinez
The funeral mass for late Senator Gerald Cardinale was held yesterday afternoon at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tenafly, NJ, Northjersey reports.
Cardinale died on Saturday, Feb. 20, due to a brief illness unrelated to the coronavirus. He was 86 years old.
One of the first to make an announcement following the news, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy made a tweet ordering all flags across the state to fly at half-staff that Monday, Patch.com reports.
Republican senator for the 39th legislative district Gerald Cardinale is recently known for introducing the legislation to legalize marijuana in New Jersey back in January, which only recently was able to pass, App.com says.
Cardinale had a long 54-year record of public service to the state of New Jersey, marking his tenure as the longest in the state’s history second to Senator Richard Codey, Patch.com continues.
Cardinale is survived by his wife, Carole Cardinale, five children and four grandchildren, Patch.com states.
There were 3,118 new positive COVID-19 tests in New Jersey from yesterday to today, with 382 new cases in Bergen County.
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*Numbers according to Google Statistics.
Art by Jhoana T. Merino-Martinez.