North Jersey Religious Groups Fighting Zoning Laws and Winning

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Religious groups across North Jersey are challenging local zoning laws with plans to put houses of worship on dwindling taxable land, and if legal precedent is any judge, city boards and unhappy neighbors don’t have a prayer, The Record reports on NorthJersey.Com.

Reporter Deena Yellin writes that in North Jersey and statewide, the number of petitions to build churches, mosques and temples is on the rise, experts say, since the enactment in 2000 of a federal law that protects land-use rights of such groups against religious discrimination.

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