Clara Maass welcomes first baby of 2024

Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, welcomed Yousef, the hospital’s first baby of 2024, at 12:39 p.m., Monday, Jan. 1. Proud parents Ibrahim and Amal were presented with a gift basket that included embroidered onesies and blankets from Dr. and Mrs. Philip Fiore, an ophthalmologist from Nutley, as well as gifts from St. Anthony’s Church in Belleville and the Clara Maass Auxiliary’s annual baby shower.

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