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Bergen County Indian Wars temporary restraining vacated

June 20,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Mahwah NJ, on Monday a judge vacated a temporary restraining order filed by Mahwah Township against the Ramapough Lenape Indians.

The restraining order was imposed on a 14-acre prayer ground the Ramapoughs at the edge of a housing development.

Mahwah officials claimed that the Ramapoughs are in voilation of zoning laws because of tents, teepees and other structures they erected on the site, which is within a conservation zone and flood plain.

In an opinion issued by Superior Court Judge Charles E. Powers, “the township has not demonstrated that the temporary restraints are required to prevent imminent and irreparable harm,” .

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