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Oct 21, 2015

Payne Announces Opening of New District Office in Hillside

Congressman Payne, Jr. announced the official opening of his new district office in Hillside, New Jersey. Located at 1455 Liberty Avenue, the new office is on the corner of Liberty Avenue and Oakland Terrace, a block away from the Hillside Municipal Complex.

Oct 6, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce Up to $3M in Federal Funding to Support Minority Students Pursuing STEM Careers at Bloomfield College

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, today announced that Bloomfield College has been awarded up to $3 million over the next five years in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) competitive grant program to expand and promote college success of African-American and other underrepresented students pursuing careers in the high-demand fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Sep 29, 2015

Payne Attends Ribbon Cutting for New Prudential Tower in Newark

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) attended and delivered remarks at a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of Prudential’s new 20-story, 740,000-square-foot office tower in downtown Newark.

Sep 28, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce $4.4M COPS Grants to Enhance Public Safety in NJ, East Orange, Essex County, Jersey City

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, today announced $4,357,166 in federal funding to put more police officers on the streets and enhance narcotics and gang enforcement operations.

Sep 24, 2015

Payne Announces $600K Grant for Bloomfield College to Provide STEM Educational Opportunities for African Americans

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that Bloomfield College has been awarded funding under the U.S. Department of Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) Program to increase its capacity to promote the postsecondary success of African American and other high-need STEM and Science Education students.

Sep 22, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker Announce Grants to Empower Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that two New Jersey community organizations have won funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME).

Sep 22, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Baraka, Sires Announce $7.4 Million Federal Grant to Hire 38 Newark Firefighters

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, and Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-8) joined Essex County Executive DiVencenzo, Jr., and Newark Fire Chief John G. Centanni to announce that the Newark Fire Department has been awarded a $7.4 million federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to hire 38 firefighters and help bring the department in compliance with nationally recognized best-practices for staffing.

Sep 17, 2015

Payne Congratulates Newark’s Riverfront Park on Smart Growth Achievement Award

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today congratulated Newark’s Riverfront Park on winning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.

Sep 15, 2015

Payne Participates in Jersey City Workshop on Unsafe Oil Trains

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) participated in a community workshop on unsafe oil trains in Jersey City, where he discussed his legislation to improve tank car safety.

Sep 9, 2015

Payne Announces $250K in Drug-Free Communities Grants to Orange, Rahway

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced the awarding of $250,000 in Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program continuation grants to community coalitions in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District. Administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.

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