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Yonkers, NY - Jewish Community Dedicates Monument for Cemetery in Costco Parking Lot

Published on: March 1, 2007 01:30 PM
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Yonkers, NY - Descendants of people once buried in a cemetery cleared to build a retail center off Sprain Road gathered to dedicate a memorial to the deceased.
Jewish and government officials gathered in the Costco parking lot to dedicate a nine-foot granite monument in honor of 94 adults and 147 children once buried there.

The monument was built as part of a settlement agreement reached in 2005 between the retail center’s developer and the New York attorney general’s office.
State officials sued the developer when it was discovered that most of the children’s remains were never transferred out of the cemetery before construction on the retail center began. Morris Industrial Builders of Rutherford, N.J., the shopping center’s developer, claimed it disinterred all the remains it could find. [Journal News]


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 Mar 02, 2007 at 01:12 PM Anonymous Says:

The ones that sold the land were frum jews and knew that this was a cemetary, this wasn't the story of government taking over a piece of land, they knew that they would build on land with bodies there. Its a pure chillul hashem.

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 Mar 02, 2007 at 09:54 AM Anonymous Says:

This is not a new issue in America ..

But not unlike Israel or Europe- THIS IS STILL GALUS AND OUR LEGAL RECOURSE ARE LIMITED!!!!

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 Mar 01, 2007 at 10:17 PM Anonymous Says:

since this is here in usa
noone of us himshe jews care

only when its in israel or in europe

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 Mar 01, 2007 at 05:58 PM Anonymous Says:

kohanim beware.

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 Mar 01, 2007 at 01:41 PM Anonymous Says:

what a shameful act by coporate America. THis is the kind of behavior you expect to see in Israel, of all places in the world.

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