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Mamaroneck Jewish Parochial School Wins Revocation of Zoning Law

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The Westchester Day School, an Orthodox Jewish parochial school here, today won a victory after a hearing before the Village Board of Trustees, when a zoning law, which prohibited expansion of the school, was revoked by the board.

The school, widely considered as one of the outstanding institutions of its kind in the country, was established in 1948 on a large plot of land at Crienta Point, an area embracing some of the finest residences in this country. Since the establishment of the school, the village passed a zoning ordinance forbidding the use of land in the highly restricted area by schools, churches and synagogues.

Mayor Joseph Dalfonso, presiding at the meeting of the Village Board of Trustees, agreed with Sol Feinberg, president of the school, that the village zoning ordinance is illegal, since New York State’s highest courts have ruled that the type of restrictions in the village law are unconstitutional. The board then amended its ordinance.

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