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Mar 11, 2016

Questions Surround Discovery of Lead in Newark Schools’ Water

Children went to school at Branch Brook Elementary where the lead levels reached 13 times the EPA’s acceptable threshold and where some parents defensively dismissed the concern.

Mar 11, 2016

Newark Public Schools Under Water Ban Due To Discovery Of Lead

In Newark, N.J., officials have closed the water lines for 30 schools in the Newark Public Schools system due to the discovery of lead and discoloration.

Mar 11, 2016

Payne, Jr. Joins American Cancer Society, NJ Health Organizations at Colorectal Cancer Pledge Signing Event

Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined the American Cancer Society, the New Jersey Primary Care Association, and New Jersey Federally Qualified Health Centers as the organizations announced their commitment to 80% by 2018, a national initiative to increase colorectal cancer screening rates to 80% by 2018.

Mar 10, 2016

Officials: Traces of lead in Newark schools not as bad as Flint

School officials said Wednesday that elevated traces of lead in water samples from 30 public school campuses do not rise to the level of the crisis in Flint, Michigan, but elected officials and environmental advocates called for the replacement of old lead pipes throughout the city.

Mar 10, 2016

'Don't Drink The Water' In Newark Public Schools, Officials Say

Elevated levels of lead and discoloration caused officials to shut off the water taps at 30 schools in Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday.

Mar 9, 2016

Payne, Jr. Statement on Reports of Lead Found in Drinking Water at Newark Public Schools

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement today in response to reports of elevated lead levels found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public schools.

Mar 9, 2016

Donald Payne, Jr. Announces 10th District Participation in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

Mar 9, 2016

Payne announces 10th District participation in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District, which includes portions of Essex, Hudson and Union counties, is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

Feb 25, 2016

Payne, Jr. Announces 10th District Participation in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

Feb 24, 2016

Newark Students Win Congressional App Challenge With 'Social MeatUp'

Josua Soto-Vasquez, Gianfranco Cervantes, and Yaxenis Ramos of North 13th Street Tech in Newark were named the winners for the 2015 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

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