Monday, February 05, 2018

Suit Alleges Harassing Stake Out of Jewish Religious Services By Zoning Officials

A Jan. 24 story by GannettNJ reports on a lawsuit filed by Jackson, NJ resident Isaac Tawil who alleges that Township Council Vice President Rob Nixon has prompted zoning code enforcement officers to stake out his home on Friday evenings to observe Jewish religious services there.  The lawsuit alleges that "The repeated presence of these officers had a chilling effect, was intimidating and became a form of harassment."  The suit was filed in the context of increasing tensions between longtime residents and the growing Orthodox Jewish community that is moving into the Township.