Public viewing planned for late N.J. Congressman Donald Payne

    Two days of public viewing are scheduled for a longtime New Jersey congressman who died last week.

    The viewing for Rep. Donald Payne, the first black congressional member from New Jersey, is due to start at 1 p.m. Monday and continue overnight until 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Historic Essex County Courthouse in Newark.
    Superior Court cases scheduled for Monday in that courthouse are being relocated.

    Another public viewing will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Metropolitan Baptist Church. Payne’s funeral will then be held there Wednesday, followed by burial at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield.

    The 77-year-old lawmaker died Tuesday after battling colon cancer.

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