Lawsuit Between Ramapo Villages and Private School Dismissed

A federal judge has ruled that the town of Ramapo was not at fault in a lawsuit filed by a local yeshiva. The lawsuit was originally dismissed by U.S. Judge Kenneth Karas in 2010, and the Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim refiled claiming that the villages of Pomona, Montebello, Chestnut Ridge, and Wesley Hills blocked their plans to build adult student housing and various other projects on Grandview Avenue, because of anti-Hasidic reasons, and were seeking $100 million in damages. Karas ruled that the Yeshiva lacked sufficient evidence to prove that town officials were targeting their building plans, and stated that while the feelings of discrimination may exist. The yeshiva and town of Ramapo have been facing off in the courts since 2004, when they were brought up on fire and zoning violations.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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