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Jul 23, 2014 | Star Ledger

Healthy Cities volunteers can change the Face of a Community

The playground construction in Newark helped launch the Healthy Cities Initiative, a yearlong philanthropic program designed to coordinate children’s wellness, nutrition and play resources.

Jul 22, 2014 | PolitickerNJ

Democratic Party leaders mourn Sheriff Ralph Froehlich of Union County Read more at Democratic Party leaders mourn Sheriff Ralph Froehlich of Union County

Issues: Local Issues

U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-10) released the following statement after the passing of the longest-serving sheriff in NJ, Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich.

Jul 20, 2014

Boko Haram: US To Impose Tougher Sanctions

In Newark during a #BringBackOurGirls rally which was organised by Nigerians in the region at the weekend, Congressman, Donald Payne Jr, said that what is happening in Nigeria now was just a tip of an iceberg, which was also indicative of the further dangers that the sect could still pose in Nigeria if the United States did not impose tougher sanctions on the terrorists.

Jul 20, 2014 | All Africa

Nigerians in U.S. Protest Against Chibok Schoolgirls' Abduction

Issues: Local Issues

This past weekend, Nigerian residents and U.S. Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. protested the abduction of over 219 Nigerian schoolgirls by the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect about 96 days ago, demanding that the girls be brought back safely.

Jul 18, 2014 | ThomasNet News

NEMA reacts to passage of energy and water funding bill

NEMA commented on House passage of FY2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which funds DOE. HR 4923 provides $160 million for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, which leads research and development activities for transmission, Smart Grid, energy storage, and cybersecurity.

Jul 18, 2014 | Cancer Letter Publication

Advocates Lobby Congress To Close Medicare Loophole For Colonoscopy Coverage

Issues: Health Care

A coalition of advocacy groups focused on colorectal cancer asked Congress to fix the loophole in Medicare coverage of colonoscopies, led by Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.), Rep. Dent (R-PA), and Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.)..

Jul 16, 2014 | Insurance News

Advocates Join Reps. Payne Jr., Dent, Lance Calling for Legislation to Remove Cost Barriers to Colon Cancer Screening for Seniors

Issues: Health Care

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) joined more than 30 colon and rectal cancer advocates and survivors are on Capitol Hill today calling for members of Congress to support legislation to ensure that cost is not a barrier for Medicare beneficiaries trying to access lifesaving colon cancer screenings.

Jul 15, 2014 | NJBIZ

Morgan Stanley hopes Newark program improves kids' wellness

A Newark pilot program launched this summer by Morgan Stanley hopes to impact the health of inner-city youngsters by creating the kind of wellness environment that many suburban communities take for granted.

Jul 15, 2014 | FCW

DHS could get a bit more social

Legislation moving through Congress would put a more-public face on the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's existing committee charged with harnessing social media in the wake of public emergencies, including terrorist attacks.

Jul 12, 2014 | Alternative Press

Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation: Curbing Hunger Extends Its Statewide Food Drive

Issues: Local Issues

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. is well-versed in this quiet emergency of hunger and announced his support of the campaign’s Essex County partner, MEND, which operates 18 food pantries throughout Essex County.