MADISON, NJ - Flags in the Borough of Madison will fly at half staff today, October 18, out of respect for the memory of Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, announced Borough officials.

Rep. Cummings passed away on Thursday October 17.

“Chairman Cummings’ unwavering commitment to our country and to the people of Baltimore serves as a model to all those who aspire to serve", said Representative Mikie Sherrill. "A civil rights pioneer and a fierce advocate for justice, he spent his life advocating on behalf of others. His vision for a better America will be sorely missed, and my thoughts are with his family and the Baltimore community today.”