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Founder of New Community Corporation and Newark institution Monsignor William J. Linder dies

June 9, 2018

Newark, NJ—Monsignor William J. Linder, who founded of New Community Corporation in the wake of the Newark Riots, died Friday. He was 82.

New Community is a nonprofit organization that under Linder’s leadership transformed a blighted area of Newark following the 1967 riots and built new housing and provided critical services such as job training.

Linder grew New Community ...

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