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Feb 24, 2016 | Newark Patch

Newark Students Win Congressional App Challenge With 'Social MeatUp'

Issues: Local Issues

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.

Feb 23, 2016 | The Jersey Journal

Continuing dad's fight to create equal playing field for all | Payne Jr.

Together, our potential for success is unlimited. And together, we can make sure that every American, regardless of what they look like, has a fair shot at achieving that success.

Feb 23, 2016 | Newark Inc.

Congressman and Councilwoman Pay Visit to Newark Middle School

Issues: Local Issues

Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins and U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. visited North Star Academy Central Avenue campus Friday to talk to students about leadership.

Feb 23, 2016 | WBGO

Newark Today – Black History Month edition

Issues: Local Issues

On this month's Black History edition of Newark Today, we talk with Amiri Baraka Jr. and Congressman Donald Payne Jr. about the legacies of their fathers in the city of Newark and beyond.

Feb 23, 2016 | Brick City Live

Three Newark high school students win Congressional App Challenge for food app

Issues: Local Issues

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced the winners of the 2015 Congressional App Challenge for high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District.

Feb 23, 2016 | NJ Advance Media

Settle contract to avoid strike, members of Congress tell NJ Transit

Issues: Local Issues

NJ Transit and the rail unions continued to talk Wednesday and have a tentative session scheduled next week, as the countdown clock to a strike or lock-out continues.

Feb 23, 2016 | Homeland Security Today

Lawmakers Concerned Over DHS’ Efforts To Improve Nation’s Biosurveillance Capabilities

Amid concerning reports that terrorist organizations may use biological weapons to conduct an attack on American soil, and as the Zika virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects, continues to spread at rapid clip, lawmakers met to discuss the current status of US biosurveillance efforts.

Feb 23, 2016 |

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. Donald Payne Jr. on the Perseverance of His Father

Issues: Local Issues

The New Jersey lawmaker remembers his late father and predecessor, Rep. Donald Payne Sr., who was the first African American lawmaker to represent the state in Congress.

Feb 23, 2016 | TAP into West Orange

Public Invited to Roundtable on Ending Violence by Boko Haram in Nigeria

In response to the children that were burned alive by terrorist group Boko Haram as part of an assault in Nigeria that killed 86 people on Jan.31, 2016, Essex County Freeholder President Britnee N. Timberlake and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., are hosting a roundtable discussion.

Feb 23, 2016 |

N.J. lawmakers seek end to Newark Airport screening delays

Upset over hour-long wait times at Newark Airport security checkpoints during Christmas, federal lawmakers from New Jersey asked the Transportation Security Administration on Thursday to prevent a repeat performance this spring.