DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

DiVincenzo calls on federal legislators for more COVID-19 vaccines

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, March 23, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. called upon members of Essex County’s federal delegation to urge President Biden to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Essex County. The letter was sent to U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert Menendez; U.S. Reps. Donald Payne Jr., Mikie Sherrill, Albio […]

Khalfani runs for Congress as independent

Khalfani runs for Congress as independent

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange resident Akil Khalfani is running for U.S. Congress to represent New Jersey’s 10th District. Khalfani is running as an independent candidate in this November’s general election, hoping to unseat Democratic incumbent Donald Payne Jr.  Earning doctorate and master’s degrees in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, Khalfani has used […]

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

‘Essex Remembers’ the many lives lost on 9/11

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County’s “Essex Remembers” ceremony couldn’t draw the crowd it normally draws to the Eagle Rock Reservation this Sept. 11 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the county was still able to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A livestream allowed those who normally […]

Payne announces $148M in stimulus funds for Newark Airport

NEWARK, NJ — U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. announced April 14 that Newark Liberty International Airport would receive almost $148 million from the recent CARES Act stimulus package to help Americans during the coronavirus crisis. Overall, the Federal Aviation Administration awarded 24 New Jersey airports roughly $161 million in funding.  “I was delighted to hear […]

Rep. Payne Jr. awarded first congressional trophy for floor speeches

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. received the first congressional trophy ever awarded to a member of Congress for speeches in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 12. Payne represents the 10th Congressional District.  The House Democratic Policy & Communications Committee honored Payne due to his leadership and commitment to speaking […]

Payne commends Vanguard in the House of Representatives

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Dec. 5, U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. read of a commendation of Vanguard Theater Company into the record of the House of Representatives. Payne said the following of Vanguard: “I rise today to honor a small group of artists with big dreams: Vanguard Theater Company. The company began … with one […]