First look
“Out of the Ashes Came Hope”

To debut Spring 2013

Monsignor Linder stands in the fresh produce department inside the newly built Pathmark.

In 1993, New Community receives funding to build 206 homes blocks away from the Pathmark.


"50 People I Admire"
by Monsignor William J. Linder
(fourth in a series)

In my nearly 45 years here at the helm of New Community, I have met some most interesting and influential people. Many of these individuals are mentioned in a book I am currently working on about my life.

Special recognition will be given to all 50 at New Community's 45th Anniversary Gala taking place on March 9, 2013.


A former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Alfred A. DelliBovi was named CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in November of 1992.

While at the bank, he has led a team of professionals at the $100 billion wholesale bank, which provides liquidity to 330 neighborhood-based lenders in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. DelliBovi has earned national recognition as an authority on banking, the lending industry, housing, and public finance. In December 2011, he was named to the Housing Commission of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. He is a Board Member of the Regional Plan Association and of the Pentegra Defined Benefit Plan for Financial Institutions and Vice Chair of the Board of Pentegra Defined Contribution Plan for Financial Institutions. Previously, DelliBovi served as Deputy Secretary at HUD, from 1989 until November 1992, under President George H. W. Bush. Earlier in 1992, Bush had appointed DelliBovi Co-Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Recovery in Los Angeles. During his career, DelliBovi also served as a senior official at the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Reagan Administration. A native New Yorker, DelliBovi was also elected to four terms in the New York State Assembly.

"Al is one of our biggest supporters, especially when it comes to affordable housing. He believed in our vision and made it possible for us to build many of our NCC homes. But more importantly, when others who didn't care about displacing families or building affordable homes to preserve communities in the Central Ward, Al and his team were in full support of NCC. Today you can see the results with many families thriving in their residential communities."

Monsignor William J. Linder





Leonard Lieberman made his mark in the private sector as head of Supermarkets General and also served as Chairman of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, where he is credited with guiding the hospital through a period of great expansion of its physical facilities. Governor Kean appointed him a founding member of the NJ State Planning Commission and Lieberman also chaired Governor Florio's Task Force on Local Partnership and the Center for Analysis of Public Issues. Lieberman was also a founding trustee of the NJ Performing Arts Center and continues to serve. He has been quoted as stating, "Inner cities need revitalization and their problems were the most important, potentially destructive conditions in American Society." Since his retirement from his many years of public and private sector service, Lieberman continues to focus his activities on social justice. As he reflects on working together to bring the first major supermarket to Newark since the 1967 disorders, he recalls, "I found Monsignor Linder to be dedicated to his vision of community development. By the time we built the Pathmark, he had completed many development projects – the Priory, Babyland Nursery, and significant real estate. Given the realities of the political, economic and social conditions at that time, it took a leader of his passion, foresight and wisdom to achieve great results."

"Len was truly committed to helping us achieve results that solved a huge problem for us at NCC. We were well on our way to developing a 'new community' bustling with new homes and businesses, but our residents had to travel very far to find decent priced groceries or pay exorbitant prices for low-quality food offered at local corner stores. The Pathmark was a huge success, providing much-needed groceries/fresh produce, at affordable prices. Today, we see the results of a well thought out plan. Everyone knows where the Pathmark on Bergen Street is located - thanks to Len, who made it possible."

Monsignor William J. Linder


A life-long resident of New Jersey, Sister June Favata has operated the only private secondary school for young women in Newark for the last 42 years. She began at SVA as an English teacher in 1969 and assumed a leadership role when SVA reaffirmed its commitment to educating young urban women in Newark in the mid-70's. Sister June has been a Sister of Charity of Saint Elizabeth for 50 years. Saint Vincent Academy, where she is Administrative Director, offers a rigorous academic program; a disciplined, yet nurturing environment; widely acclaimed freshman and service education programs; a meaningful community life and consistent success over generations in preparing young women for life as compassionate, responsible citizens. The four-year academic program builds on an innovative first year program that includes a strong mentoring component. Through the instrument of team teaching, set in a highly disciplined environment, students are prepared for the rigors of the college preparatory experience. The program promotes self-discipline, nurtures personal responsibility and enhances academic skills and strong work-study habits.

"Sister June is a true leader who serves as 'one of the team.' She consistently surrounds herself with really good people and makes it a point to never be a 'loner,' so to speak. She truly understands the value of pairing up with people who help work toward the greater good. She successfully geared her school to having an emphasis on girls and to really helping them prepare themselves for life as strong young women. And what's really remarkable is that when a young girl enters Saint Vincent Academy, she knows she has a good, solid future ahead of her."

Monsignor William J. Linder

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