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For Houston mourners, a dearth of places to grieve

The Associated Press, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 11:30pm (PST)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Like Whitney Houston's hit "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," her fans are wondering the same.

In her hometown of Newark, N.J., her family plans a private church service. No public memorial is set. And in Los Angeles, Houston doesn't even have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for fans to pile flowers on.

The hearse that carried Houston's body from an airport to a funeral home came into Newark late at night. That denied residents yet another opportunity to grieve publicly.

The family said Tuesday it had no plans right now for a public memorial. Still, fans in this downtrodden city are holding out hope.

They gathered Tuesday outside the Newark church where her funeral is scheduled for Saturday and outside the funeral home.

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