Newark, New Jersey: Hundreds of politicians, government workers, and residents came to the Brendan Byrne Plaza at the Essex County Government Complex this afternoon as a bronze plaque was dedicated in honor of the late Raymond Durkin, an Essex County native who became the chairman of the New Jersey State Democratic Party. Durkin, who grew up in Newark's West Ward and later lived in Maplewood, passed away in December, 2014. The new plaque is located along a promenade outside of the Veterans Courthouse and Essex County Hall of Records.
Above and below: Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin, who is the son of the late Raymond Durkin
Above: Senator Teresa Ruiz, County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., County Clerk Christopher Durkin, and Joan Codey Durkin
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