Route 46 Mosque Proposal Opposed

August 7, 2007

Author: PAULA SAHA

Source: The Star-Ledger

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The Islamic Center of Morris County's plans to convert a warehouse off Route 46 into a mosque has attracted a lot of attention in tiny Rockaway Borough, and officials are expecting a full house at a zoning board meeting this evening.

The Islamic Center is looking to make mostly interior changes to the approximately 14,000-square-foot building on Mannino Drive, which was used most recently as a rehabilitation center for the hearing and learning impaired. It has been used in various ways through the years, including as a bingo hall, said Larry Wiener, the attorney for the center.