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Mosque plan in Bernards Township defended as similar to churches
A proposal to build a mosque in a residential area on Church Street in Liberty Corner would simply continue a pattern set by nearly all local houses of worship, the Planning Board was told on Tuesday, April 8.
David Zimmerman, a Morristown-based professional planner hired by the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (ISBR), which hopes to build the mosque, made that assessment as the ISBR completed its long list of witnesses.
Also at the hearing, opponents were dealt a blow when the board ruled that it would not assess the proposal's traffic impact because the site is on a Somerset County road.
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