Mahwah hires two law firms to fight lawsuit over eruv

MAHWAH – The Township Council voted unanimously Thursday night to hire two law firms to defend against litigation from a New York Jewish group that built a controversial religious boundary in town.

The firms will combat a federal lawsuit filed by the Bergen Rockland Eruv Association after the township threatened to issue court summonses if the religious boundary was not removed.

The New York Orthodox group in June sought to extend a 26-mile eruv into Bergen County – through Mahwah and Upper Saddle River – to accommodate families who live in New York near the New Jersey state line.

“We are asking that all people who frequent the parks in Mahwah Township, including Mahwah residents, uphold any ordinance that would be put in place for the safety and well-being of all park attendees,” Nunez said Thursday night.

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