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  1. Bernards mosque gets final OK despite last-minute lawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | Courier News

    Bernards mosque gets final OK despite last-minute lawsuits Bernards, tied by its out of court settlement, gives final approval to controversial mosque Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/2vWZf37 NSC meeting on North Korea threat at 2pm in Bedminster; Police seek NYC taxi robber; Paul Manafort's home raided by the FBI A settlement has been reached in the legal battle between the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and Bernards Township over the construction of a mosque. BERNARDS - After years of hearings and a federal court case that drew national attention, the township has approved plans by the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge to build a mosque on Church Street in the township's Liberty Corner section.

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  2. New Jersey town approves mosque after $3.25M settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | The Gazette

    Mohammad Ali Chaudry, co-founder and president of the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge. Photo courtesy of Becket, a law firm that wrote an amicus brief on the case.

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  3. NJ mosque gets building approval after winning $3.25M in lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | WKXW-FM Trenton

    This Somerset County township has approved construction of a mosque following years of debate and a $3.25 million settlement in a lawsuit. The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge had sued the township last year, claiming the town changed its zoning ordinances in order to deny the group's plans.

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  4. Mosque finally gets N.J. town's blessing after discrimination settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | The Newark Star-Ledger

    BERNARDS TWP. -- The township committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the construction of a mosque in a Liberty Corner neighborhood as part of a settlement agreement with federal authorities over allegations of discrimination.

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  5. 39 meetings, 1 historic ruling: The long path to new mosque in N.J.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | NJ.com

    The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge met in the Bernards community center to make meals for the homeless and to hold prayer services, education classes, special events and fundraisers. When they decided it was time to find a permanent home, they purchased 4.3 acres in the township already zoned for a house of worship.

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  6. Everest Taps Farr to Lead Environmental Unit in North America; Adds McVay for MonolineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | Insurance Journal West

    Brian Farr has been named leader of the Environmental unit within Everest Insurance. Based in Everest's Liberty Corner, N.J., office, Farr is charged with expanding the company's environmental product breadth, appetite and distribution footprint in North America.

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  7. Everest taps former AIG exec to lead energy casualtyRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2017 | Business Insurance

    Everest Re Group Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, on Tuesday said it has named former American International Group Inc. executive Jeff Engelbrecht to the newly created role of vice president of energy casualty within its Everest Insurance unit. Mr. Englebrecht will work on national account relationships and contribute energy underwriting expertise to the Everest Energy team, Everest Re said in the statement.

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  8. New Jersey Town Will Build Mosque After Federal InterventionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | The Daily Caller

    A town in New Jersey has settled an anti-discrimination suit with the U.S. Department of Justice , ending a years-long controversy over its refusal to grant a zoning permit for a local mosque. The DOJ brought a case alleging that the Bernards Township Planning Board discriminated against the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and violated the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act during a lengthy application process that ultimately resulted in the town's denial of the proposed project.

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  9. N.J. town votes to accept settlements in mosque lawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | The Newark Star-Ledger

    BERNARDS - The Township Committee voted Tuesday night during a joint meeting to accept proposed settlements in a pair of lawsuits over its rejection of a proposed mosque in the Liberty Corner section of the township. Following a 50-minute execution session with the Planning Board, the committee voted 4 to 1 to accept the settlement terms in two federal lawsuits filed against the township - one by the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the other by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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  10. Neighbors: Mosque fight about locationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | The Courier

    Residents of a New Jersey town insist that their opposition to a proposed mosque is about the location and not religious intolerance. Bernards Township homeowners asked officials at a town meeting Wednesday not to settle a lawsuit that the Justice Department filed against the town last year after it denied the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge's plan for a mosque, NJ.com reported.

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  11. Neighbors: Mosque fight about location, not discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Norwalk Citizen News

    Residents of a New Jersey town insist that their opposition to a proposed mosque is about the location and not religious intolerance. Bernards Township homeowners asked officials at a town meeting Wednesday not to settle a lawsuit that the Justice Department filed against the town last year after it denied the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge 's plan for a mosque, NJ.com reported .

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  12. Residents say location is reason they oppose N.J. mosqueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | The Newark Star-Ledger

    BERNARDS - A standing-room only crowd of some 100 people packed the township's municipal building Wednesday night for a special meeting between the Township Committee and Planning Board to discuss ongoing settlement negotiations in lawsuits over its rejection of a proposed mosque. Both met for 90 minutes in executive session.

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  13. No settlement in Bernards mosque legal fightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Courier News

    No settlement in legal fight over Bernards mosque No settlement and no comment Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/2r3xuj7 A settlement may be near in the legal battle between the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and Bernards Township over the construction of a mosque. BERNARDS - After a 90-minute meeting behind closed doors on Wednesday evening, the Bernards Township Committee and Planning Board announced that no settlement had been reached in the federal court case with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge over the township's rejection of a plan to build a mosque.

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  14. Meeting to discuss Bernards mosque settlement to be held WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    BERNARDS -- A special Township Committee meeting to discuss a settlement in lawsuits filed by the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the U.S. Department of Justice will be held Wednesday, according to the public relations firm representing the township. The Islamic Society and the Department of Justice have both filed lawsuits against the township for denying an application to build a mosque and a settlement has been discussed in court, it was previously reported.

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  15. Feds' 'chilling' demand for citizens' emails, tweets about rezoning for a mosqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | Spero News

    According to the Thomas More Law Center , the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge , which was trying to obtain zoning changes to build a mosque in Bernards Township, New Jersey, has hidden from public view anti-Christian and anti-Semitic verses from the Koran on its website, as well as its connection to the Islamic Society of North America . The latter is an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial.

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  16. Islamic Society with Questionable Background Joins Forces with...Read the original story

    Apr 18, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    The Thomas More Law Center has learned that the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge , which was trying to obtain zoning changes to build a mosque in Bernards Township, NJ, has hidden from public view anti-Christian and anti-Semitic verses on its website, as well as its connection to the Islamic Society of North America - an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in America. ISNA is claimed by the Muslim Brotherhood as one of "our organizations and .

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  17. Settlement may be near in battle over N.J. mosqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | The Newark Star-Ledger

    BERNARDS - A settlement may be forthcoming in the four-year legal saga between the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge and the township over the construction of a mosque in the Liberty Corner section of the township. In a letter dated Friday to District Court Judge Lois Goodman, John.

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  18. Township: Mediation could lead to compromise on proposed Bernards mosqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | WKXW-FM Trenton

    A federal judge on New Years Eve ruled that Bernards Township's planning board violated federal law and discriminated against a Muslim group that's been trying to build a mosque in the Liberty Corner neighborhood when the township turned down an application from the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge. MyCentralJersey.com reported that "substantial progress" was made in a mediation session with attorneys for the ISBR and and a former federal judge appointed to the case.

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  19. Backlash against racist Tinder messages sent by N.J. man continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    Photo of Emi Miller and her roommate, Crystal Williams, on Miller's Tinder profile page that sparked racially-charges messages from Kyle Harcourt, a Basking Ridge resident and junior at the University of Alabama. Kyle Harcourt, a 20-year-old University of Alabama student from Basking Ridge, resigned from the Liberty Corner Fire Company after being told his behavior was unacceptable; had his actions condemned by a Tinder vice president and had his apology rejected by the student with whom he exchanged the racially-charged messages.

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  20. N.J. man apologizes after sending racist Tinder messagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | The Newark Star-Ledger

    BASKING RIDGE -- A junior at the University of Alabama who grew up in Somerset County and is a volunteer firefighter has apologized after sending racist and violent messages to a woman at another school via the dating app Tinder. Kyle Harcourt, 20, sent the messages last Thursday to Emi Miller, a 20-year-old college student in Virginia, she told NJ Advance Media.

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