List of Possible Successors Grows
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Congressman to be Buried in Bloomfield Next Week
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Donald Payne, the longtime congressman who died Tuesday at the age of 77. Payne’s body will lie in state at the Essex County Courthouse, 465 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Newark, from 1 pm Monday, March 12 to 8 am Tuesday, March 13. The viewing will be open to the public. There will be another public viewing at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 149 Springfield Ave., Newark, from 4 to 9 pm Tuesday. The funeral for Payne - the state’s first African-American member of Congress -- will be held 11 am Wednesday, to be followed by his burial at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
CCR releases statement remembering the late congressman.
We Remember Congressman Donald Payne We are saddened to hear of the death of Congressman Payne. Raised in Newark and a graduate of Seton Hall University, he was the first African American to represent New Jersey in Congress. He served as a Member of the House of Representatives from New Jersey’s 10th District since 1989, was an ardent spokesman for education, served as Chairman of the United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, and worked on behalf of human rights issues throughout the world. We last saw Congressman Payne at our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance this past January. He joined the Coalition and our community members nearly every year for this event. We feel especially honored …
The congressman died this morning at the age of 77.
Statement from South Orange Following the Death of Congressman Donald Payne: It is with great sadness that Village officials, staff and residents learned of the passing of U.S. House Representative Donald Payne. New Jersey’s first African American Representative, Congressman Payne was well known in South Orange as a compassionate, generous legislator who always made time for his constituents, and was a strong advocate for the Village regarding legislation, funding and assistance with a variety of critical projects. While Congressman Payne is recognized nationally for his endeavors in education, civil rights, AIDS treatment and prevention in Africa, and his support of the Northern Ireland peace process, closer to home he has been known as …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Newark Councilman Ron Rice, Jr. will be running in the 10th New Jersey congressional district.
Democratic Newark Councilman Ronald C. Rice officially announced he is running for U.S. Congress via Facebook and a YouTube video on Thursday. Rice will be running in the primary against U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, Sr. (D-NJ), who has long held New Jersey's 10th congressional district seat since 1988 and was the state's first elected African-American congressman. "In January, after much prayer and consultation, I began exploring a bid for Congress because our Congress is broken," says Rice, who represents Newark's West Ward, in the YouTube video. "We need new ideas and new leadership to finally tackle age old problems that have persisted in our nation for far too long." The congressional district is a reliable Democratic Party bastion and …