The debate over the future of Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark has, to date, completely ignored the central role this hospital plays in medical education. As citizens, we should all be concerned about making tomorrow's health care better than today and training the health care providers who will take care of our children and grandchildren.
NEWARK - A man fatally shot in Newark on Friday night has been identified as a city resident, authorities said on Saturday. The victim of the shooting at a Washington Street apartment complex was identified as Alim Abdul-Ghafer, 35, of Newark, said chief Assistant Essex County Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly.
Essex County prosecutors say 35-year-old city resident Alim Abdul-Ghafer was found shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday by officers responding to reports of shots fired in the 200 block of Washington Street. Abdul-Ghafer was unresponsive when police found him in the building's hallway.
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1995 The Unique Class of 1995 of Lincoln High School in Jersey City will host its 20th reunion, "An All White Affair," at 7 p.m. July 11 at the Brightside Tavern, 141 Bright St., Jersey City. Tickets are $80 and include a buffet dinner, memorabilia, and more.
Family and loved ones continue to flock to Bobbi Kristina Brown 's bedside at an Atlanta-area hospice as her condition deteriorates. Ray Watson, the former bodyguard of Bobbi Kristina's late mother Whitney Houston and the brother of the 22-year-old's aunt Pat Houston, was spotted arriving at the hospice on Thursday.
Archbishop Bernard Hebda, interim leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will meet worshippers and celebrate his first mass at the St. Paul Cathedral on July 12. Hebda, a veteran cleric currently serving in New Jersey, was appointed by the Vatican to oversee the archdiocese following the resignation of former Archbishop John Nienstedt last month. Hebda will arrive in the Twin Cities next week, and celebrate a "welcome mass" at the 10 a.m. cathedral service, according to the archdiocese.