Hillsborough officials hold meeting about proposed mosque

Hillsborough Township officials held a special public meeting Wednesday to address concerns about a proposal to build a new mosque in the town.

Hillsborough Township officials held a special public meeting about a proposed mosque that may be built.

Hillsborough Township officials held a special public meeting about a proposed mosque that may be built. (5/25/16)

HILLSBOROUGH - Hillsborough Township officials held a special public meeting Wednesday to address concerns about a proposal to build a new mosque in the town.

Many township residents say that they had concerns and questions about the prayer facility proposed for the Muslim Center of Somerset County.

The center would be built on New Amwell Road. Many residents consider New Amwell to be a main artery for the town and are concerned about the traffic the mosque would generate. People living in the area say parking and traffic would spill over into the areas around their homes, even with limits at the property.

Hillsborough is one of several New Jersey towns dealing with public push-back against the building of Islamic centers.

A meeting held in Bayonne earlier this year erupted in protests as residents for and against the mosque made their opinions known.

The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge filed a federal lawsuit after it was denied the chance to build the center.

The Muslim Center of Somerset County says it would try to have guards and manage crowds and traffic.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

One of the tickets was sold at the 1 Winning lottery tickets sold in New Jersey
Collection agencies working for the IRS may call 2 Consumer Alert: IRS collections
Multiple injuries reported following bus accident in East 3 Multiple injuries reported following bus accident in East Brunswick
The water line feeds many homes and business 4 Water main break in Kearny affects Bayonne
A new United Way ALICE report has found 5 Report: 37% of NJ households can’t afford basic needs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

A protester against the building of a new Community divided on proposed Bayonne Islamic Center

Community members for and against an Islamic Center in Bayonne fully packed a meeting Tuesday

The group that proposed building a new mosque Rejected mosque group plans to fight decision

The leaders of a proposed new mosque that was rejected in Somerset County say that

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE