Monday, February 16, 2009

North Plainfield - Ledger - Yeshiva seeks approval for 50 new students

Published in the Star-Ledger, Sunday, February 15, 2009

Yeshiva seeks approval for 50 new students

NORTH PLAINFIELD:  An Orthodox yeshiva that has been operating for about a year on a two-acre Rockview Avenue property wants to increase its student capacity.

Yeshiva Tiferes Boruch wants to allow an additional 50 students to study at its campus, said Ted Gast, the applicant's attorney. As a condition of the previous approval, the school's occupancy was limited to 115 people. However, the yeshiva believes the state building code permits the increased capacity and that the municipality does not have jurisdiction, Gast said. Currently, there are 85 students and 20 staff members at the site.

The school operates out of the 15,000 square-foot 19th-century McCutchen mansion in the borough's historic Washington Park district.

The board of adjustment will review the application Wednesday at its 7:30 p.m. meeting, which will be held in the community center, 614 Greenbrook Road.

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