Bronx church allowed to stay open despite education law

Parishioners of the Bronx Bible Church will temporarily still be able to attend services at the Sotomayor Community Center.The Supreme Court recently upheld a Department

THE BRONX - Parishioners of the Bronx Bible Church will temporarily still be able to attend services at the Sotomayor Community Center.The Supreme Court recently upheld a Department of Education ruling, which bans religious groups from gathering in public school or community centers.

Church officials hope that the New York City Housing Authority will eventually grant them permanent status at the community center.

The church?s deadline to move out has been extended from Dec. 31 to February.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 21-year-old was critically injured after crashing his 1 21-year-old critically injured in crash on Bronx River Parkway
A violent brawl captured on video Thursday night 2 City Island restaurant brawl captured on video
3 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 4 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
The victim's family tells News 12 emergency officials 5 VIDEO: Fatal apartment fire on Andrews Avenue

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE