Payne receives top award from American Cancer Society

Payne receives top award from American Cancer Society

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. received the 2021 National Distinguished Advocacy Award from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network for his work to increase awareness and treatments for colorectal cancer. The award is the network’s highest honor for a public official. Payne has been a tireless fighter against colorectal […]

Payne welcomes VP Kamala Harris to Essex County

Payne welcomes VP Kamala Harris to Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris in Newark on Oct. 8. The two, joined by several other area officials, toured the vaccination site at Essex County College, one of the first vaccine centers in New Jersey.  “It was an honor to welcome Vice President Kamala Harris to […]

Irvington supports resident who lost loved ones in storm

Irvington supports resident who lost loved ones in storm

IRVINGTON, NJ — After Tropical Storm Ida ravaged the township of Irvington, flooding streets and buildings, causing massive property damage throughout the town, the township spent weeks recovering from the deadly storm. While many residents have endured the pain of losing valued items in the storm, one resident has endured a pain like no other. […]

Bloomfield College receives two USDOE grants totaling $4.25 million

Bloomfield College receives two USDOE grants totaling $4.25 million

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield College has been awarded 2021 funding totaling $4.25 million through two U.S. Department of Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions Program grants to increase the college’s capacity to promote the postsecondary success of black students. Bloomfield College is the only New Jersey institution to receive PBI grants in the present funding period. “These […]

10th District community health care centers to receive more than $3M in grants

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced Sept. 30 that community health care centers in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District would receive $3,018,634 in grants, mainly to help these centers expand their capacity to diagnose and treat people with mental health issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds were part of […]

Newark unveils statue of former mayor in front of City Hall

Newark unveils statue of former mayor in front of City Hall

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 14, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., the Gibson family and other dignitaries unveiled a statue honoring former Newark Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson in front of City Hall on Broad Street. The 8-foot bronze statue […]

Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

Essex County remembers on 20th anniversary of 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center with a ceremony at Eagle Rock Reservation, at which the names of the 57 county residents who died in the attacks were read. Among the speakers were Deborah Calimano, a flight attendant with United Airlines; […]

EOPD gathers nearly 150 firearms at gun buyback event

EOPD gathers nearly 150 firearms at gun buyback event

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Police Department gave out $23,690 to people who turned in 142 guns during Aug. 7’s gun buyback event, hosted in collaboration with the N.J. Attorney General’s Office, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church. U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., who is sponsoring a bill […]

Payne named 2021 Legislator of the Year by Jersey Access Group

Payne named 2021 Legislator of the Year by Jersey Access Group

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. was recently named the 2021 Legislator of the Year by the Jersey Access Group, an organization that fights for resources to support local broadcast news for all New Jersey communities. According to the organization, Payne earned the award for his strong work to increase local […]

Payne finds his national park right here in West Orange

Payne finds his national park right here in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The U.S. National Park Service encourages everyone to “#findyourpark.” And U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. did exactly that! He found his local national historical park on Wednesday, July 7, while meeting with the Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park at the Thomas Edison NHP, located at 211 Main St. in […]

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