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Apr 17, 2013

U.S. congressmen ask feds to review Christie's lottery privatization plan

New Jersey's six Democratic congressmen asked the U.S. Justice Department today to review the Christie administration's plan for a private company to take over parts of the New Jersey lottery, suggesting it might violate federal law.

Apr 9, 2013

Newark Radio Series

Charmil Davis sits down with Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. to discuss his vision for New Jersey's 10th Congressional District and asks about carrying on his father's legacy.

Apr 9, 2013

Payne Marks Equal Pay Day, Calls On Congress to Enact the Paycheck Fairness Act

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. marks Equal Pay Day, calling on Congress to close the wage gap between men and women by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Apr 4, 2013

Newark FD Gets Funding for 21 More Firefighters

The 600-strong Newark Fire Department will be hiring an additional 21 personnel with a grant announced Wednesday by federal lawmakers.

Apr 3, 2013


U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10) and U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced today that the City of Newark Fire Department will receive a federal grant totaling $3,171,693 to hire 21 new firefighters. The funding is awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.

Apr 2, 2013

Pro-immigration advocates meet in Jersey City to call for reform

A group of about two dozen immigration-reform advocates appeared in a Jersey City church today to urge Congress to revamp the nation’s immigration laws, saying the “status quo” is harming families.

Mar 25, 2013

Kessler Foundation director honored for achievements in science

Nancy Chiaravalloti, Ph.D., Director of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research and Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation, was honored at Hudson County's 2013 Women's History Month Ceremony on March 19. Dr. Chiaravalloti also received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10).