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Dec 22, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker Deliver Holiday Gift for NJ Transit Riders: Tax Breaks, Money Back in Their Pockets

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker at New Jersey Transit’s (NJT) Walnut Station in Montclair to urge transit commuters to take advantage of new federal tax benefits to help pay the cost of rising bus and train fares.

Dec 14, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces 10th District Participation in Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District will participate in the 2015 Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a nationwide event that gives high school students an opportunity to build software applications, or apps, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

Dec 9, 2015

New Jersey Transit Receives $71 Million Federal Sandy Funding

New Jersey Transit received $71,419,023 in federal Sandy relief funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to rebuild and make New Jersey’s transit network more resilient to future natural disasters.

Dec 9, 2015

An Interview with Congressman Donald Payne, Jr.

For our readers, I interview Congressman Payne, Jr. to get insight into his ideas and work.

Dec 4, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce Over $1.4M for Newark Health Centers

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced $1,469,711 for community health centers in the City of Newark to expand primary care services.

Dec 4, 2015

$1.5 Million Renovation at Glenfield Park Has Started; Montclair Architect Awarded Contract

Renovation to Essex County's Glenfield Park began on Wednesday.

Dec 4, 2015

Congressman Payne Says Tunnel Project Is Way Overdue

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is the latest in a chorus of lawmakers calling for the immediate finance and construction of new rail tunnels between New Jersey to New York City; a project that NJ Congressman Donald Payne Jr. says should have been in the works years ago.

Dec 3, 2015

Payne, Jr. Announces $2.3M Head Start and Early Head Start Grant for Montclair Child Development Center

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that the Montclair Child Development Center Inc. (MCDC) in Montclair, New Jersey has been awarded a $2.3 million Head Start and Early Head Start grant to provide comprehensive childhood development services to predominantly low-income children and families.

Nov 19, 2015

Payne, Jr. Statement on Racial Threat at Kean University

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement after a death threat was made against African-American students at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.

Nov 13, 2015

Payne, Pascrell, Sires Urge Port Authority to Improve Wages, Benefits for Subcontracted Airport Workers

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), and Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-08) sent a letter urging the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to improve the depressed wages and benefits of subcontracted aviation service workers at Port Authority airports, particularly the 4,000 employed at Newark Liberty International Airport.