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May 3, 2013 | The Alternative Press

Tenth Annual Essex County Walk to End Hunger Draws Hundreds

Issues: Local Issues

he Tenth Annual Essex County Walk to End Hunger, beginning in Washington Park in Newark and ending at the Federal Building, drew hundreds of supporters from the community and local food pantries to raise money and awareness. Food Pantries in the MEND consortium fed over 80,000 in 2012.

Apr 24, 2013 | The Hudson Reporter

Payne asks DOJ to review lottery privatization plan

Issues: Local Issues

Rep. Donald Payne Jr. was among a number of U.S. Congress members asking Attorney General Eric Holder to request that the Department of Justice (DOJ) conduct a formal review of New Jersey’s proposal to privatize the state’s lottery to ensure the plan complies with federal law. Read more: Hudson Reporter - BAYONNE BRIEFS

Apr 23, 2013 | The Huffington Post

Chris Christie Lottery Plan Challenged By Members Of Congress

Issues: Local Issues

The Garden State’s Democratic members of Congress wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday asking that the Department of Justice review a contract the Christie administration is planning to award on Friday to run lottery operations.

Apr 17, 2013 | The Star-Ledger

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

Issues: Local Issues

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 15, 2013 | The Jersey Journal

President Obama and Hudson elected officials react to Boston Marathon explosions

President Barak Obama and Hudson County elected officials offered their sympathies in the wake of the deadly Boston bombings and the president said those responsible will be held to account.

Apr 9, 2013

Newark Radio Series

Issues: Local Issues

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 4, 2013 | The Newark Patch

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 2, 2013 | The Jersey Journal

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

Issues: Local Issues

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 27, 2013 | The Star-Ledger

Report: Cuts to Social Security, Medicare could hurt N.J. small business owners

If the budget battle in Congress results in cuts to Social Security or Medicare, it would undermine small business owners’ retirement plans and weaken consumer demand for goods, according to a report by two national advocacy groups.