Ron Rice, longest-serving black legislator in NJ, dies at 77

 Former New Jersey State Senator Ron Rice will be laid to rest on Saturday.

Services are set at the Perry Funeral Home in Newark.

Rice was the longest-serving black legislator in the state’s history. He held his senate seat for more than 36 years.

Before that, he served as Newark deputy mayor, a city councilmember and a detective in the police department.

Rice was 77-years old.

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