Minaret Variance

Piscataway, New Jersey has a booming Muslim Center that wants to expand, including adding a new parking lot and adding a 45-ft. minaret. Locals are complaining about the impact to traffic, light pollution, and 'parking havoc.'
September 1, 2009, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"For mosque members, the expansion would provide relief to the weekly parking scramble and add space the growing community could use to host a school and community classes.

But many neighbors who oppose the plan said they fear the expansion will create more noise, light pollution, and even more parking havoc. About 25 residents showed up to a zoning board meeting earlier this month, many in protest of the plans."

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Published on Sunday, August 30, 2009 in The Star-Ledger
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