Happy Birthday, Monsignor! New Community’s founder and board chairman, Monsignor William J. Linder, celebrated his 80th birthday last month at St. Joseph Plaza in Newark. The evening was filled with jazz music as a tribute to the visionary leader who established New Community in 1968 and brought music back into the walls of the formerly shuttered church that is now the corporation’s headquarters. Surrounded by family, friends and associates, Monsignor Linder celebrated his milestone birthday in style. Monsignor is pictured above with Madge Wilson, New Community outreach coordinator, who shared remarks at his celebration. Best wishes for the upcoming year, Monsignor!