Muhlenberg Now A Campus
Thanks to all who fought to keep the hospital open and who kept the community informed. The full impact of the closing remains to be seen as individuals try to adjust to the lack of acute care right here in the city.
Add hospital care to the list of losses for the city: Macy's and other retailers, supermarkets, Doctors' Row, bank headquarters, movie theaters, stationery stores, downtown restaurants, and more. It's a sad time.
But if in fact there is not much more to be done about Muhlenberg, interested residents can still put their energy behind causes such as improving the public schools and revitalizing civic involvement. Most of us don't want to move to Summit or Edison just to be near a hospital. We want to be in Plainfield. What can we do collectively to get through tough times and make the city better?