(ASBURY PARK PRESS) — JACKSON, N.J. – Some neighbors of Cross Street where an Orthodox Jewish high school was planned to be built said Thursday they are pleased the township Zoning Board nixed the plan.
But they also know their struggle to stop the project might not be over.
"I don't know if they will take defeat very well and I think they will probably try to fight it," said Laura Auriemma, 50, who lives near Cross Street on Galassi Court. "I think it shouldn't be turned over if it goes to a higher court."
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On Wednesday night, the seven-member Zoning Board unanimously rejected a proposal to build the two-story, 400-student all-girls high school, questioning whether the 7.5-acre parcel is big enough for the school, the sufficiency of the proposed septic system and traffic impacts in the residential neighborhood of 1-acre lots.