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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez, right, and Cory Booker in Hoboken in 2018. (Photo: John Dalton.)

Menendez, Booker stay in N.J. for 9/11 events

By David Wildstein, September 10 2021 1:14 pm

New Jersey’s two United States Senators will remain local on September 11, with Bob Menendez and Cory Booker choosing to attend a commemoration ceremony in Essex County instead of the memorial service at the World Trade Center.

Menendez and Booker will join Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver and Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) and Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) at the Essex County 9/11 Memorial site in West Orange.

The two senators will join Gov. Phil Murphy and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop at the Empty Sky Memorial ceremony in Jersey City on Saturday afternoon.

President Joe Biden, former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, former Gov. Donald DiFrancesco and Murphy will be in New York at 8 AM for a ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at 8 AM.

Former President Donald Trump will visit the World Trade Center site on Saturday afternoon.

In South Jersey, Rep. Donald Norcross (D-Camden) and Camden County Commissioner Melinda Kane, a Gold Star mother, will take part in a candlelight vigil this evening in Pennsauken.

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