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