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Apr 10, 2015

Payne Congratulates South Orange - Maplewood Schools on Being Named Among “Best Communities for Music Education”

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) congratulated the School District of South Orange and Maplewood on being named one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” (BCME) by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

Apr 2, 2015

Million-dollar grant awarded to South Orange for greenway paths

South Orange Village announced last week that it has been awarded a $1 million grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for its ongoing River Greenway project. According to the village, this is likely the largest single grant ever received by South Orange.

Mar 25, 2015

NJ Congressman Launches 2015 Art Competition in Essex and Hudson Counties

High school-aged artists in Essex and Hudson counties take note: Your skills can win you a trip to Washington D.C.

Mar 20, 2015

Payne Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition for New Jersey’s 10th District

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

Mar 16, 2015

N.J. Rep. Payne pushes voting rights, leads Black Caucus after-hours speechmaking

After the U.S. House finishes its last vote of the day, Rep. Donald Payne Jr. tonight will stand up behind a desk on the floor, get the presiding officer's attention, and begin an hour of speeches on voting rights.

Mar 12, 2015

Questions over One Newark plan, NJ School Performance Reports arise at committee hearing

Legislators and education officials spent Tuesday morning thrashing an embattled Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson and a controversial One Newark school reorganization plan during a hearing of the Joint Committee on Public Schools.

Mar 6, 2015

Newark group headed to D.C. to lobby against school leader, controversial reforms

In an attempt to up the ante in the fight against Newark Public Schools Superintendent Cami Anderson's controversial reforms, elected officials said today they plan to lobby for federal intervention.

Mar 4, 2015

Payne Facilitates Meeting Between Newark Officials and U.S. Department of Education Senior Staff

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today facilitated a meeting between Newark leaders, including New Jersey State Senator Ronald Rice, and senior officials from the U.S. Department of Education to discuss concerns about the One Newark Plan and Newark school chief Cami Anderson.

Mar 3, 2015

Payne, Menendez, Booker, Pallone, Pascrell, Sires Announce Nearly a Half-Billion in USDOT Grants for NJ Sandy Recovery, Resilience

Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), along with U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressmen Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), and Albio Sires (NJ-08), announced a combined $458,635,200 in federal Sandy relief grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to rebuild and make New Jersey’s transit network more resilient to future natural disasters.